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Irresistible Invitations By S.S.Sahoo Characters: 15731

Updated: 2018-07-10 19:51


Juliette Pov

"Mom!" happy tears shredded down my cheeks as she engulfed me into a tight hug and sobbed while I still couldn't believe that I was in her arms.

"Oh my darling!" she cooed and kissed my cheeks.

"Julie!"I heard Jace's voice and pulling away from mom I looked behind her to find Jace standing looking at me with teary eyes.

"You kid!" I cried and pulled him into a hug and he wrapped his arms around my body and laughed when I punched him softly on his side.

"What is all this facial hair?" I asked as I pulled away from him and touched his cheeks which had facial hair.

"And you look quite tall. Did you grow or something?" I asked and he nodded and wiped his eyes.

"How are you?" he asked and I nodded telling him that I was fine.

"Dad!" I hugged him and he smiled down at me. Mom took out a handkerchief and blew her nose loudly and I looked at her.

"Mom!" both me and Jace said in unison.

"What? I am just too happy. I can't help with my runny nose!" she exclaimed and blew her nose again using the handkerchief. Her actions brought a smile to my face but then I heard someone calling name almost like a whisper. Jace cleared his throat and took a step aside to reveal the person from behind him.

"Kiara!" I said once I took her in. She looked miserable. Dark circles under her eyes, she even looked thin, her hair was messy and oddly enough she was wearing just a simple sky blue jeans and a white t-shirt with black ballet shoes.

"Juliette, " she said and bit her lips probably trying to stop herself from crying but she failed miserably as the tears streamed down from her cheeks and minutes later she began to sob and weep.

"Oh, Kiara!" I exclaimed sadly and walked up to her and engulfed her in a hug.

"I-I am so sorry!" she cried and encircled her arms around mine burying her head on my shoulder.

"It's okay! Don't cry now!" I shushed her and tried to pull away.

"No! I'm really really sorry. What I did was due to of my cowardliness. You trusted me and I failed you. I-I am so sorry!" she sobbed and I patted her back and pulled away. I wiped her tears and smiled at her.

"It's okay! Forget about it. I forgive you" I said and that made a small smile lit up on her face.

"Really?" she asked to which I nodded.

"She literally begged us to come with us to meet you!" Jace commented from behind me and Kiara glared at him.

"Shut up kid!" she said through gritted teeth which made all of us laugh.

"C'mon let's go in!" I said everyone nodded. I took hold of Kiara's luggage and as soon as I turned around we all stopped in our tracks when we saw Zachary coming our way and stood before us. His face unlike some hours ago, void of any emotions, shoulder straight, and chin held up high. He intimidated everyone in terms of power and strength and Jace looked kind of nervous when Zachary's eyes fell on him. Zachary narrowed his eyes at Kiara which caused her to take a step back and she hid behind me avoiding his gaze.

"Welcome, Mr. and Mrs. Swanson, " Zachary said and forwarded his hand for dad to take. Dad took his hand and then mom too shook her hand with him.

"You must be Jace Swanson, " Zachary asked Jace and forwarded his hand for him to take. Jace looked uncomfortable for a minute but then took his hand for a handshake. Very unusually, Zachary smiled at him and I watched Jace visibly relaxing before giving him a smile of his own.

Then he looked at me and I raised an eyebrow at him.

"And she must be your best friend Kiara Richmond, " he said but I felt as if he was taunting or more like mocking me by saying the word 'best friend'. It was pretty much clear that Zachary heard the whole conversation back then when I had asked him to let me call my family. Kiara behaved as if she didn't know me and she hung up on me.

Is it the fact that he doesn't trust her? What is this look?

Clearly, Zachary didn't like Kiara but why? I forgave her for that and he must do it too.

"Let's go in, " he smiled at my parents and guided them in. Jace was the last one to go but he looked my way and then at Kiara who was shaking in fear from behind me.

"Kiara. It's okay! Don't mind him. He always like that!" I said and she nodded frantically. I sighed and picking up her small luggage took her in. Once, inside we all sat in the living room and I asked the maids to serve everyone water and drinks. Zachary sat next to Jace and I watched as they bonded well. Jace was smiling, even more, talking to him. Zachary looked interested hearing everything about his university and that made me little relieved. On the other hand, Kiara sat next to my dad and mom sat next to me.

"How have you been sweetie?" she ask

?" I asked and she nodded.

"You just lose it when you're drunk. Your emotions reflect from within you and guessing from what you just told me, I think" she halted.

"You think what?" I asked urging her to speak up.

"I think that you, my friend, are in love" she sang and I rolled my eyes at her even though I felt my cheeks burning. I fell on the bed from my side and hid my face using the pillow.

"No, are you mad? It's nothing like that!" I argued.

"Oh stop denying it, " she said in a singsong tone.

"Stop it, Kiara!" I groaned.

"Fine! Tell me does he know this? Did you tell him that you at least like him?" she asked all of a sudden curious.

"No, he doesn't know. And what will he even know? I don't love him!" I argued.

"Okay! You don't even like him?" she asked.

"No!"

"Okay!" she said and lied down next to me.

"You know he is handsome and he is rich. If you have no interest in him, can I take him?" before she could finish I jolted up from the bed and snapped "Kiara!"

"What?"

"Don't even think of that! Do you understand?" I snapped and felt anger boiling up my blood.

"Why? What is your problem? He may like me asw-"

"He.is.mine" I said enunciating each word. As soon as I said that the room fell into a silence and she just stood there staring at me and then all of a sudden burst out laughing.

"Gotcha!" she said in between laughs.

"What?" I asked and sighed pinching the bridge of my nose.

"Do you remember when I told you I don't like Emmett and even told you that I just put a finger on what I felt odd in him?" she asked and I looked at her.

"It's his behavior and the way he treated you. It was as if he always wanted to keep you wrapped around his finger. Juliette, listen to me" she said and all of a sudden became serious as she walked up to me.

"Listen to me. I think Zachary Udolf Sullivan is the right choice for you. Do you know why I am saying this to you?" she asked and I waited for her to complete.

"Because he came to me and lectured me for being a coward friend. He told me that if you were in my place then you would have never acted the way I did, in fact, you would have done anything in your capability to reach me. He asked me to come to you and not to leave you alone. Juliette, he completely thinks about you. And I think he likes you too and yes, he is the right choice for you. Don't deny it" she said.

"What? he told you all this?" I asked and she nodded.

"He told me that he is going to a meeting and I should mend the relationship between us, " she said and smiled at the end.

"Juliette, listen to me. Accept him and the feelings that feel for him before anyone enters and tried to create a misunderstanding between you two. Accept it now else, unfortunately, I have to tell you this, " she kept her hand on my cheeks "you will have to go through that pain and suffering again which you went through because of Nicholas. Trust me, challenge your feelings and accept it before its too late. And even let him know this" she said and again for the third time of the day, her words left me in deep thoughts.

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