“It’s not necessary!” Chloe replied. I can do it by myself!
Unfortunately, Chloe’s hair seemed to be entangled in the zip in such a lovey-dovey manner that she couldn’t pull them apart no matter how hard she tried. The harder she tried to pull them apart, the more fretful she became. Her face puckered up and flushed crimson, especially now that this guy was standing there leisurely with his hands in his pockets, watching how she looked as embarrassed as a clown.
Moreover, the atmosphere was rather awkward as well; it made Chloe increasingly testy that she had a sudden urge to blurt out profanities. However, this guy was witnessing her awkward predicament at this very moment. Seeing how he stood by and did nothing, she felt a fit of rage surging through her.
“Hehe.” Suddenly, the man chuckled and shook his head in resignation as if he had seen enough of the show. Then, he leisurely walked up to Chloe before she could cry out.
“What are you doing?!” Chloe’s flushed face was charming on its own, but the way she opened her eyes wide in horror at this moment added an unusual charm to it.
Morgan stood still in front of her, his hands silently clenching into fists in his pockets as he looked at how attractive she was. She was so lovely that he felt a slight urge to make advances on her, but he couldn’t do so because he couldn’t afford to scare this lady again. “I’ll help you.” His words didn’t sound teasing; instead, they sounded very sincere as if he just wanted to help her.
Chloe was stunned at once, whereas Morgan stepped forward and reached his hands over her shoulders.
Morgan was about 187 centimeters tall, whereas Chloe’s 165-centimeter figure came up to the height of his chest. At this moment, his hands reached over her shoulders as he drooped his head and looked at her back; he then held her small hands with his warm, rough, and large hands. Even though he wasn’t standing close to her, she was surrounded by his scent at this moment. As her nostrils were filled with the pleasant peppermint scent belonging exclusively to him, she stared wide-eyed at the sturdy chest before her eyes that belonged exclusively to a man.
Such physical proximity—which went beyond the safe social distance but not an embrace between lovers—made one’s heart flutter and beat faster. We must seem to be embracing each other right now if one were to look from behind him, Chloe thought to herself. At the thought of this, her cheeks disappointingly flushed and burned, though the fretfulness just now was gradually soothed as she found herself falling helplessly into the sea of peppermint that belonged exclusively to him.
Human bodies were warm, so one would naturally feel the warmth of another person’s body by getting slightly close to the latter. Right now, Chloe could distinctly feel the warmth of Morgan’s body, for it had enveloped her and made her feel warm and comfortable as if she was tucked up in her tiny bed during the winter.
When she looked up slightly, she could see the side of his serious-looking face. As he was disentangling her hair from the zip behind her, the way he frowned slightly made him look very serious and good-looking.
It was said that a man was most handsome when he wore a serious expression, the meaning of which Chloe thought she might be able to understand at this moment. This guy really has the ability to charm people; not only is he handsome, but there is also a mature, steady, and reserved quality emanating from him…
Suddenly, Chloe came to her senses. She had actually met the guy’s eyes and totally lost herself just now without being aware of it!
Flustered and at a loss for what to do, Chloe averted her eyes the instant she met Morgan’s gaze. Her cheeks burned while her heart thumped quickly; just when she was about to conceal her nervousness and loss of self-control by hurrying Morgan, she heard a melodious and soothing voice. “Don’t move. It’ll be done in a minute.”
The embarrassment that had been squeezing her chest disappeared without a trace due to his words of comfort.
Perhaps a second was just a second; it could neither be seen nor touched as it passed quickly while a person was at play. At this very moment, however, Chloe felt that the second was simply too long and tormenting.
Just when her heart couldn’t beat any faster, she finally heard the melodious voice reaching her ears again. “It’s done.”
Her eyes—which were burning because of her nervous heartbeat—grew slightly moist, and it looked so bewitching.
Morgan released his grip on her hands and stepped back.
Chloe felt so chilly the instant her hands came into contact with the air. The warmth and pleasant smell just now dissipated as Morgan stepped back, making her feel a sense of loss as if someone had lifted up her blanket and dragged her out of the warm and comfortable bed. To her surprise, she felt very sad about it.
Realizing that she had such a thought, Chloe opened her eyes wide and swore inwardly, ‘Are you crazy, Chloe?!’
Morgan’s eyes flickered when his calm eyes noticed the conflicted expression on her lowered face. Wasn’t it a test for me when I wrapped my arms around this little thing just now?
Chloe looked up and met the man’s intense and burning gaze; it still gave her a dangerous feeling despite its lack of aggression. Feeling unbearably hot all over, she touched the zip behind her back in a fluster to conceal the flutter of her heart. Indeed, the zip had been done up, and she didn’t feel any pain whatsoever. This guy probably didn’t damage even a strand of her hair while disentangling it from the zip, and the thought of this possibility dealt a forceful blow to her heart.
“O-Okay. Thanks…” Chloe thanked with her head down. She didn’t dare to look up, for she was afraid of meeting Morgan’s gaze; it was too intense and even a little… Affectionate? Am I imagining things? Why would he give someone unrelated to him an affectionate look? She wanted to probe into it, but when she met his eyes again, she found that he had assumed his initial expression.
Morgan turned slightly sideways and stepped back. “Let’s go out. They’ve probably gotten impatient while waiting.”
Flustered, Chloe reacted instinctively by nodding her head. Just then, there was a knock on the door, making her heart clench instantly.
Who is it? I’ll never be able to clear my name if the person outside finds that there’s a man inside! Chloe thought to herself. She asked cautiously, “Who is it?!”
“It’s me, Chloe. Are you done? Don’t let Old Master Dixon wait downstairs for too long.”
It was Yasmin; no one knew what kind of stories she would fabricate if she learned that Chloe had spent such a long time together with an unfamiliar man in a room.
Feeling nervous and agitated, Chloe furrowed her brows. She had a habit of biting her lower lip whenever she was nervous; for instance, she couldn’t help biting her lower lip with a pensive frown right now.
Staring silently at Chloe’s nervousness at this moment, Morgan noticed her tiny movements. He couldn’t help but frown upon seeing that her lower lip was oozing blood as she bit it.
Feeling a sudden touch on her lips, Chloe looked up in surprise and saw this man looking sympathetically at her lips with a frown. Not only that, his thumb even rescued her lower lip from under her teeth as he caressed it gently.
Despite feeling anxious, she could only yell softly at the man, “What are you doing?!”
Morgan looked at her while answering in an upright manner, “I’m just rescuing an innocent part of your body that you’ve mistreated.” As he spoke, he looked at her lips with tender affection in his eyes as though they were a part of his own body and must be loved tenderly.
Chloe couldn’t help being stupefied. Just then, a knock was heard on the door again; it was louder and more impatient than the previous one, making Chloe snap out of her thoughts!
She stared nervously at the door while trying to think of a way to deal with the situation, but she then caught sight of the bar-shaped stainless steel door handle as it suddenly turned downward…
Yasmin was about to open the door and come inside!