"Are you insane?" Wakana shouts at him while climbing the stairs to her apartment. "I don't want to date you. Getting married is not even an option."
"I didn't hear any of that." Sei covers his ears with a playful smile. "We have feelings for each other. It's normal to get married as soon as possible. I don't like weddings, but we will have one if you want it."
She punches the code and opens the door. It's useless to argue with this man. He has this kind of side too. Sei notices that she kept her door open for him. He closes it behind him. She's a little angry. He can convince her again.
"Aren't you going back home?" She glares at him when he sits down on the couch.
"I am waiting for you to pack your stuff and move in with me." Sei cocks his head and looks at her with a smile in his eyes. "If you don't move in, I will move in with you."
She crosses her arms. "How many hours it's been since you asked me to become your girlfriend? I want to get to know you more."
He taps his chin thoughtfully. "We have known each other since we were 11. You have loved me for a long time. I have also loved you for a long time. More or less, we have spent seven years together in the school until you and I were separated. It's been seven years since I saw you. So, it's natural that I want to see you all the time."
"We still don't know each other well." Wakana feels like banging her head on the wall. "Listen, just being with each other isn't enough. We were only classmates back then."
Sei stands up and walks to her. He puts his hands on her shoulders and bends his knee a little to get to her eye level. "If we live together, we can know each other. What are you worried about anyway? You love me, don't you?"
"That's not enough for me." She curls her toes and looks down.
He cups her face and raises her head to meet his eyes. "Another chance, Wakana. I won't let you complain once. I will believe in you and you alone. I will accept every part of you. Let me become a part of your world. Be mine. Life is short. I don't want to lose any more seconds that I can spend with you."
She bites her lips. He's looking at her like that. It's so intense that it threatens to drown her. She wants to drown in those eyes. "Okay, but if you--"
Wakana doesn't get a chance to finish her words. Sei presses his lips against hers. Moving his lips against hers with intense need, he pins her down on the couch. He has been fighting these feelings for a long time. He feels her hands wandering over his shirt. He pulls away and looks at her face. Her chest is heaving up and down. He cups his face with his hand.
"I don't want to let you sleep tonight."
She doesn't want to sleep either, but she's too shy to say the word. Sei takes off his shirt. Her mouth turns dry when she sees his well-toned body. This is better than her imagination. He chuckles when he sees the lustful eyes. He takes her hands and lays them on his firm chest. "Didn't you want to get to know me more?"
This man is too much. She blushes hard. She wants to know him more, but this is happening way too fast. She's not complaining though. How many times has she secretly prayed to gods to get a glimpse of his naked body?
"This is the beginning, Wakana." She gasps when he guides her hands downwards. "Do you still want to sleep?"
"You are cruel." Wakana's voice is barely a whisper.
He chuckles and leans down. He bites her earlobe. Hearing her moan, he murmurs in her ear, "If doing this means I am cruel, I want to be crueller to you."
It's hard to resist, but why is she resisting in the first place? She wants him. His kisses burn on her skin, turning her blood into the molten fire. She closes her eyes and turns her head to the right when he trails down to her collarbone, nibbling it and leaving small pink marks in the way. He won't let her sleep for a second at all. Tonight, she will become his. He lost a long time in confusion. When his fingers reach the buttons of her shirt, she presses her palm against his chest and pushes him away.
She doesn't meet his gaze. "I need to take a bath."
He stares at her.
"I don't feel clean… that demon…" Her voice trembles. She peers at him. "He touched me. I feel dirty."
"Do you feel dirty when I touch you?" He asks with a soft voice.
She shakes her head. His touch doesn't make her feel dirty. Rather, she feels like she's being swallowed by the flames of passion.
"Then, let me clean you with my touches." He smiles at her. His fingers entwine with hers. "Wakana, you aren't dirty. You are the purest person in my eyes."
She can see her reflection in his eyes. His smile spreads warmth in her heart. She knows that he's showing that kind of smile only to her. Before this moment, she rarely saw him smiling. He's opening up his heart to her and the love in those eyes has no speckle of doubt.
No words are spoken anymore. None are needed anyway. He pulls her into a tight embrace, demanding her to submit to him with his fierce kisses. This time, she kisses him back.
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