Chapter 1916 Do You Like Me
After booking her air ticket, Susan went back to her apartment to pack her luggage. She was in the hall, getting ready to leave for the airport when someone suddenly opened the door to her apartment.
“Ian! Why are you back?” she exclaimed in surprise, looking at the young man standing in her doorway, panting breathlessly. He was supposed to be having his meal at Lady Adalyn’s restaurant, so she did not expect him to turn up so unexpectedly.
Susan was standing in the middle of the hall, and she had her luggage next to her. Ian’s eyes were fixed on the luggage while he silently stood in front of her. She could sense a weird vibe coming off him as he questioned, “Where are you going?”
“I-I have to head home to attend to something,” she hesitantly replied. She did not dare look him in the eyes as she was worried he would ask about the purpose of her trip home.
Unfortunately, that made Ian even more suspicious and mad. “Is that so? Are you not moving to one of those prestigious schools that the kids from the prominent families are attending?” he asked angrily.
“Huh?” Susan looked up puzzledly. Prominent families? What prominent families? And what is that about a prestigious school?
She had no idea what he was talking about, but being the smart and sensitive girl that she was, she could tell that he was furious. “I am really going home, Ian,” she assured him.
Without any warning, Ian ran over, snatched the luggage from her hand, and hurled it to the other end of the hall.
Thump! The luggage fell to the ground in a loud thud and frightened the life out of Susan.
“What are you doing, Ian? You—”
Another loud banging sound, but that time, Susan was the victim instead of the luggage bag.
Suddenly, Ian pushed her against the wall and, making use of his big, tall build, trapped her there.
Susan was stunned.
She cowered like a terrified little prey and looked fearfully at the scary youth in front of her,
“I am asking you one more time. Where are you going?” His tone was harsh, and his bloodshot eyes were staring menacingly at Susan, giving her the creeps.
Susan swallowed hard and tried to back off from the intimidating Ian. She timidly looked up at him and said, “I…I am really going home. I am going to see my mom.”
That took Ian by surprise, but before he could utter a word, she continued, “Ian, I have a question for you. Do you… do you like me?”
It was an unexpected turn of events. When pushed to the point of desperation, Susan actually mustered up the courage to ask that question.
Ian felt like he was hit by a thunderbolt. His mind turned blank as he looked down at Susan from his domineering position.
He could not believe his ears, that she actually asked if he liked her.
“If… if you like me, please promise me that you will wait for me to come back. Don’t run away again, and don’t leave me. Shall we be together when I come back?” Susan was blushing as she made that proposal, and the tears that were brimming in her eyes rolled down her cheeks.
Ian was dumbfounded. It took him a long time to recover from the daze, and when he did, he slowly reached out his hand and gently wiped the tears from her eye.
“Sure…” he said, as he gazed dreamily at her.
He voice was hoarse, but he spoke clearly and affirmatively.
Susan broke into a big smile, and those eyes of hers that were staring into his were dancing with joy. Before she knew it, she had tiptoed, reached toward him, and gently planted a kiss on his lips.
To both Susan and Ian, time stood still at that moment, and it felt as if the whole world froze in time.
For more than a minute, the young couple froze in place. Their lips were locked together, but their minds were blank.
They could only feel each other’s soft lips and warm breaths. Everything else did not exist anymore.
That was what a beautiful and unforgettable first love was all about. Nothing could be more blissful than knowing that the person you love actually loved you too.
Ian could not recall when and how Susan left the apartment.
When he finally snapped out of his daze, he was standing alone in the empty hall. After a while, he slowly reached out and touched his own lips, and a satisfied smile appeared on his blushing face.
However, he was soon filled with remorse. As a man, he felt he should have been the one taking the initiative and regretted not having done so.
Susan made a mad escape to the airport, her heart still pounding wildly as she boarded the plane. Her face was flushed from embarrassment and her head giddy with delight.
She was still in disbelief that she made such a bold move earlier, so much so that she wished the ground would open up and swallow her. Even recollection of that incident made her blush.