[story] AFRAID TO LOVE Episode 9

S–t! Purity slammed down the receiver. God! She got off her seat to the window. She stared down the busy streets of New York hoping that she’d be able to calm her nerves cause she wanted nothing than murder Jeremy Broderick. She folded her arms, trying to steady her breathing.

While looking down, she heard noises directly at the front of her door. She turned her head to the direction of the door and listened. The sound was becoming clearer and clearer. Sounds of shoes scrapping the floor.

Sounds like two people struggling. Oh, my goodness! I’d forgotten to lock the door.

Purity hurried to the door. As she got there, it swung open. Her eyes popped out. She could see Heather fiercely fighting with Jeremy, trying to prevent him from pulling down the door. He won- the man.

As they saw her, the struggle died down. They stood apart, conscious that someone else was watching them.

“I’m sorry. I tried to stop him, he didn’t listen.” Heather pointed an accusing finger at Jeremy. “He’s just too strong and so stubborn.” she wanted to cry. She feared she’d lose her job.

Purity scanned Jeremy. She noticed how handsome he looked as his hair was out of place. His suit, light blue shirt and black tie slightly rough. All that made him charming. Charming? That was supposed to be despicable. How…? She quickly composed herself.

To Heather, she said, “Its alright. I can handle this.” She glanced at her. Reading her eyes, she knew Heather was waiting for an answer regarding her job. She smirked. “Heather dear, you’ve still got your job as long as you don’t open your big mouth to tell any one what you heard this lunatic say about us.”

Heather felt slightly relieved. She was certain her smile didn’t come from her heart. “I promise.”

“You can leave now. Shut the door as you go. In fact, you have the day off.” Purity couldn’t risk Heather listening to the upcoming conversation she was going to have with Jeremy. Fiance indeed. “Don’t forget to shut your mouth.”

Heather nodded. She walked out and shut the door. Purity ran to lock it quickly. She turned to Jeremy and eyed him intently.

“What the hell are you doing here?”

“Purity, calm down. I need to talk to you.”

She laughed sardonically. She met his eyes. “I don’t even know you.”

He paced around for few seconds looking confused. “Gosh! I’m Jeremy Broderick. Your-”

“Would you stop that? I am not going to marry you. Where did you even get the guts from to introduce yourself as my husband-to-be?” she furiously questioned.

“Yeah. You are right. I’m not supposed to say that but that’s what’s bringing us together.”

She marched to her desk and sat on it. He followed her but kept standing.

“I don’t understand.”

“My father talked to me about marrying you.”

“And you agreed.” she rolled her eyes.

He took his hands in his pockets. “For a reason.”

She scoffed. “No one does anything without a reason.” She smiled mockingly.

He drew closer to her. “Don’t you want to know that reason?” He could perceive her feminine scent.

She shook her head i oppose- left and right. “I don’t want to know. Simple.”

“Miss. You have to know it this time.”

What is wrong with this guy? How many times do I have to tell him ‘no’? Purity was in no mood for such argument. She decided to shut up her mouth and just nod sideways.

“I’m d–n serious!”Jeremy was beginning to get impatient.

I am too, she wanted to say but she just shook her head left and right.

This was it! He couldn’t take it any longer. “Will you stop being a b—h! Stop acting like you’re miss world or the queen of everyone. Act like a human for once and listen to me!”

A b—h? Miss world? Queen of everyone? Act like a human? Jeremy’s words registered on her head gradually. Of course she was miss world and a princess- soon to be a queen. If she wasn’t acting like a human, then how was she acting? Like an insane one or animalistically? Then this idiot called her a b—h! Who dares call her names? No one. Except her dad- he was an exception cause he was her dad. D–n! Jeremy was crossing his limits. From crushing her cell, to unexpectedly kissing her-no, she hadn’t forgotten it-to carrying her, introducing himself as her God d–n fiance, to calling her names! For God’s sake she was tired of this nonsense and she’d bruised her lip cause of him. She was still trying to get over it.

“Excuse me? Did you just call me a b—h?” She jumped down from her desk.

Jeremy moved backwards.

“Listen to me-”

“I’m not going to listen to you unless you listen to me.”

“Oh, shut up! I am not going to listen to the rubbish you want to tell me. Its about the all-mighty reason why you want me to marry you.” She raised her hands in disgust. Then dropped them.

To be continued

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