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   Chapter 7 The Bodyguard

I CRAVE FOR YOU By JMFelic Characters: 11197

Updated: 2019-05-07 13:57


Cord's mind reeled at the thought of Amanda's experience on the race track. To have her experience such life-threatening event was traumatic. However, it even worsened when she mentioned Matteo's name. If the crash was a natural-occurring event, he would have been accepting of it, but knowing now that it wasn't, he couldn't keep the warning bells in his mind from ringing.

Certainly there was more to this story. There always was when it came to witches and mages. He had learned that vital fact while he was still on a rampage in his first years as a dark one.

Witches were the embodiment of beauty and grace. However, they were also lethal. They had a thorn that was ready to puncture through every flesh their opponent had. Mages, on the other hand, were like foxes, sly and opportunistic. They always had a back-up plan and they were like cockroaches, hard to kill.

Exactly just like Matteo.

Cord wasn't threatened by Matteo's possible comeback. Oh no, not even an inch. He may be Amanda's groom as per her mother's request, but they weren't romantically connected to each other.

Amanda doesn't even feel that way towards him.

But if it meant her safety then Cord had a good reason to be guarded. Matteo could well use that element to get her back.

"Once you're discharged here, I want you to go straight to the mansion, " Cord stated, looking down on Amanda through the blindfold.

The latter gave him a lopsided smile. "Of course. You know I'd do that, Cord."

"And I don't want you to leave Bath, " he added and this time, the smile on Amanda's face faded.

"What?" Her voice rose a decibel higher. "What do you mean I can't leave Bath? You know I need to go back to New Zealand, see my father, and arrange everything before I spend the rest of my days with you."

"No, that's not happening, Amanda, " Cord shook his head. He turned around, moved a few steps away from the bed, and faced the glass window of the room.

In there he sensed the busy street below lit up with electric lamps and neon lights from the food stalls. Based on the noise, people were everywhere probably wearing coats, trying to drive away the cold. There were some bystanders along the streets and a couple standing in the alleyways. They were harmless enough.

Until he sensed a certain form along with the bystanders. This one had the makings of a supernatural entity in disguise. He could be the mage or he could be someone else entirely. His powers were faint though. Either he had intentionally willed it so with a barrier or he really was weak. Whatever the reason was, it was enough for Cord to spot him down.

"You are to stay inside the mansion indefinitely. I can't risk your safety, " he proclaimed.

"My safety?" Amanda stared at his back with confusion. "Is this about Matteo, Cord?"

"Yes, " was his plain reply. This time, the faint energy of the man disappeared. What was left was the simple hustle and bustle of the humans.

"I get it, " Amanda added, her eyes giving him sharpened glares. "You're jealous but you can't forbid me to leave Bath, Cord. Plus, I can handle myself."

"Like you handled yourself in that race?" Cord faced her this time.

Amanda sensed his ire growing, just like hers. Their energy had been basically dueling for dominion all over the room since their little argument had started.

Wit

"I can't have the nurses in the hospital fawn all over you."

Like an obedient dog, Jonathan nodded. "Of course, Miss."

"Now move to the side, " Amanda flipped her hand backwards.

The young vampire, innocent of her plan, did as told without questions.

"Here?" he clarified after taking two steps backward.

"A little further, " she voiced out, bobbing her head at the same time.

"Here?" Jonathan once again clarified. He was next to the armchair Cord had sat earlier.

"A step more, " Amanda added and he did so without question.

"Is this correct?" he asked, now finding her request weird. He was standing at the threshold of the balcony.

"No, open the door and step further back, " Amanda instructed and when Jonathan did so, she was pleased with the output.

"Good. Now stay there, " she ordered.

Jonathan bent low and peeked through the door.

"But I can't see you from here, Miss, " he voiced out, looking at his charge with a worried face.

Amanda released a long sigh.

"I can't have someone staring at me too for the whole day, Jonathan. I'm sorry if I had to do this."

The young vampire furrowed his brows, looking a little affected with her words, but only just briefly.

"That's okay, Miss, " he smiled then and straightened. "This place is fine. The sun above me, the birds chirping in the trees and the noisy traffic below — they're a good distraction to boredom. But I'll just make sure to be as vigilant as possible for your safety."

"Oh wow, you're an optimistic one, " Amanda bit her bottom lip, suddenly feeling a tad bit of guilt creeping up to her consciousness. But she reminded herself it was better this way.

She may had been slowly opening up with the residents of the Vitalis Mansion, but that didn't mean she'd lose her guard on them.

As soon as Jonathan closed the door, she returned to relax on her bed, lying against the mattress with two pillows propped up behind her.

Her mind then wandered.

Would Cord actually grant her request if she were to ask him to take her bodyguard away? Probably not, but she'll try anyway.

It wasn't her big concern as of the moment though. It was Noman and how he would react to this new specimen in her hospital room.

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