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   Chapter 14 I Like The Taste Of Your Lipstick

Requited Love: Rise Like A Phoenix By Brilliana Characters: 7338

Updated: 2020-04-30 19:59


'Damn it!' Lola pounded at the man's back with her wrist, but Jacob never let up.

It was like his very breath took over her whole body.

She felt limp and numb.

Damn it all to hell! What was he doing?

Did he even know just what he was doing?!

Was this another way of his to bully her?

That last thought pulled Lola back to her senses and gave her some measure of strength. Her resistance grew, and her body twisted this way and that in an attempt to break free.

In response, Jacob pressed closer against her body and tightened his hold. He did let go of her lips, but his face remained there, a mere breath away from hers. He looked down at her with glimmering eyes. "Just try that again," he threatened.

His tone was low and seductive, even and there was no mistaking the wealth of desire in his voice.

Even without fully grasping the intent behind his words, Lola found herself stop struggling in his embrace.

She stood still, her eyes full of panic.

What did he say?

What else would he do?

The fists that had been beating at his back were now, somehow, clutching bits of his shirt.

Soon she began to tremble, and a muffled sound came out of her mouth. She wanted to clamor free, but he had a firm grip around her waist.

Before she knew it, both his hands had moved to her face, and he held her there as he dove in for another kiss.

Lola found herself kissing him back, almost in indulgence.

It scared her.

How could this be?

She tried to once again push him away, only to find herself holding him tighter.

His kiss had poisoned her somehow,

and made her lose her mind.

After what felt like hours, he finally broke the kiss.

He still held her in an intimate embrace though.

"Bastard! You bastard, Jacob!"

Before she could make a move to strike at him, he had grabbed both of her hands and pinned them behind her back.

He held them there with one hand, while his other hand stroked her face and tipped up her chin. Jacob looked deep into her eyes. "Your lips taste good. I like it. Remember to use this lipstick from now on."

Lola's face turned an even redder shade. "Do you know what you're doing?"

"Of course I do."

"How can you do this to me?!"

In the past, no matter what she did to get close to him, her efforts had never pleased him. He had never been affected, had never cared at all, let alone tried to kiss her.

And the only time he had touched her had evolved into a trauma that all but scarred her for life.

But now, it would only make her feel sick!

"Why can't I? You kiss any man in order to make some money, why can't I kiss you? Treat it as a practice for your future projects." Jacob's tone was ruthless and cruel.

Lola fumed and mustered all her rage to escape from his hold. "Work is work! Kissing scenes are normal, a given, even. You, on the other hand... Just who do you think you are in my life? You're just a stranger!"

"Me, a stranger? I'm your... Your..."

"What?! What are you? Who do you think you are?" She shot him a glare that dared him to speak his mind.

"I'm. Your. Ex-husband." Jacob bit out the words through gritted teeth.

"Exactly. Ex-husband. Do you understand just what kind of relationship that is? Whatever it was between us is all over! How can you... Let me go. Just let me go, damn it! Why don't you make me understand your reasons for grabbing me like you have every right, Jacob?"

Lola had, at this point, more or less exploded.

"You should thank me for helping you practice!" Jacob smirked. "After all, you barely have any kissing experience."

"You bastard! Who told you I have no kissing experience?

I have more experience than anyone else! Don't look down on me, I've dated a lot of boyfriends abroad in the past two years. Kissing is nothing! We --"

A dangerous spark flared in Jacob's eyes then, and every inch of his body began to vibrate with hostility. "What is it? You what?"

'Damn it all to hell!'

She couldn't stop blowing.

"Let's just say that I don't lack any experience in the sexual relations either," Lola answered defiantly, cocking her chin and grinning at the man in front of her.

'So she actually has slept with others... Is that true?'

He didn't believe her, of course, but what if she was actually telling the truth? Damn it!

He wouldn't believe she would ever do that with other men!

Wasn't he the only one she had loved ever since?

How could she have had a change of heart in a mere two years?

He had never even taken Ryan as a serious threat before. Louisa had never turned to that other man anyway, and a part of Jacob was convinced that she would not go to Ryan this time either. It was simply impossible for her to have someone else in her heart!

Jacob was beyond furious now, and a muscle ticked at his jaw. Even veins popped faintly around his temples. "You... You did... I don't believe any of it!"

"Well, you should! Why, Mr. Jacob? Have you ever stopped engaging in sex and other romantic ventures? How is your Miss Ellie, hmm?" Her eyes glimmered in the light.

Jacob frowned at her words. 'Why did she suddenly mention Ellie?'

"We're good, of course. Very good."

Lola pursed her lips and narrowed her eyes, but said nothing. Her entire stance had shifted, though, and even Jacob could feel the chill she exuded.

"What's up? Are you unhappy to learn that we're living a good life? Are you jealous? Does that mean that you still care about me? You still love me? Louisa..." he started, but then caught himself. He smiled before continuing. "Oh, no, you are Lola now."

Lola's eyes prickled and she had to swallow a lump in her throat. Deep inside, she felt sorry for herself, and angry that she had to feel that way in the first place. She took a deep breath, aimed, and pushed her leg forward to land her knee where it would hurt him the most.

"Ah..."

Lola glared at him. "You bastard, Jacob! Let me tell you once and for all: I don't love you anymore, so stop deluding yourself thinking that I'm jealous or something! Lola, the woman I am now, will never shed another tear for you, let alone be jealous of your numerous affairs! If you touch me again, I won't let it slide! Now go away!"

She turned away from him then, and despite her words, a tear ran silently down her cheek. Luckily, she had already turned her back to him.

Damn it! This man was so hateful!

Lily rushed over just in time, and she stared at Lola in confused horror. The star's eyes were filled with tears by now, and her lips looked swollen.

It wasn't hard for the assistant to surmise that Lola and Jacob had just gone through a fierce confrontation.

"Lola, are you okay?"

"I'm fine!" Lola insisted with more force than she would have liked. "Let's go!"

They had taken a few steps when Lily stopped. "Lola, we really need to go to the bathroom and fix your makeup. Your face..."

Lola complied, and when she stood in front of the mirror, she saw that her lipstick had been smeared.

Tears rolled more freely down her cheeks.

Lily stood to the side and averted her eyes, uncertain what to do.

"Lily, you know what to do, right? You must not speak a word of this to others. Understood?"

"Don't worry, Lola. I understand. But... Well, someone has come visiting you."

"Who?"

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