Chapter 1574 Calculated Accident
“Wait. You’re staying up?” “Yeah. I can’t sleep, so I texted a few friends. We’re going to play some video games,” Julian chuckled. Jessie sat up and held his arm. “I’m more important than your games. You’re not leaving.”
Huh. Julian just wanted an excuse to leave. If he stayed around for any longer, he might let his inner beast loose. “So, you want me to stay?” Hoarsely, he asked, “You do know what that means, right?”
Jessie pursed her lips. It embarrassed her to say this, but still, she mustered the courage to speak. “I know. I’m not a kid anymore.” Julian gulped. He leaned down and held her hands above her head. “You won’t regret this?”
“I won’t.” She stared right back at him. I won’t regret this. “Why are you doing this?” he asked huskily. Because of love? I don’t want to force her.
“I-I don’t want you to come down with another cold. Enough with the cold water and shower.” That was the only excuse she could come up with at the time.
But that was enough for Julian—enough for him to see that she loved him. He turned the night lights off, plunging the room into darkness. The only sources of light came from the moon and the twinkling stars outside. The air was turning hot and heavy at a blistering rate, and the only sound that pierced through the air was Julian’s labored breathing. It felt like his breath was made of fire.
Dawn came. Rays of sunshine filtered through the window and into the room, shining on the couple who were sleeping in each other’s embrace on the gray bed. Julian’s chin rested on Jessie’s forehead, while she rested her head against his chest, his arm acting as her pillow. The look on her face spoke of satisfaction, while her nightdress lay on the ground in tatters. Bad quality, perhaps.
Julian woke up first, still in disbelief. What happened the night before was insane, and now Jessie was finally, truly his. A sense of responsibility filled him. He knew he had one more thing to protect now. He kissed her forehead gently as if leaving his imprint on her.
The kiss woke Jessie up, and her eyelashes fluttered as she did. She stared at Julian like an innocent doe, then she buried her face in his chest.
“You weren’t this shy last night,” he chuckled.
But it’s broad daylight now. I can’t do as I please, not when it’s not dark.
“Want to get up?”
“Nah. I want to lie in your bed and sleep in until noon.” Jessie was still exhausted.
Julian drew the curtains shut, keeping the rays of sunshine out, and they went back to sleep.
Eva woke up early in her apartment. There wasn’t much work to do lately, so she asked a senior of hers out for tea. That veteran helped her out once, so Eva got her a gift. Eva had a good reputation in the industry thanks to how she treated people. She would remember all the favors everyone had done for her, and once she made it big, she would return them. The clock struck two, and Eva left her home. She descended to the underground car park and got in her car, then left the complex.
The moment her car left the car park, a black off-road vehicle with sturdy steel bars installed at the front tailed her. The driver of the off-road vehicle made a call to someone. “Tailing her right now.”
“Good. Do as I say, and you’ll get paid handsomely.”
“I got it,” the man answered. “This is my job, after all.”
Little did Eva know that she was tailed. It was to be expected since most people wouldn’t be this paranoid. She made her way to the restaurant and stopped in front of a red light in a slightly remote area. It was then the off-road vehicle sped up and slammed into Eva’s car.