Chapter 23

I sighed when I went to bed. I wished I could have spent the night in Émile's bed… I was also tired of battling. I looked at the snoring Gabby. I watched her chest move up and down. I started to cry but I didn't shed any tears. I got out of bed and slipped my robe on (I had nothing else on except underwear). I yawned and sleepily walked to the kitchen. There was Lucian… he had fallen asleep after drinking a whole bottle of cherry daiquiri. I sighed again and sat down next to him. He shot up like a rocket and slammed into the wall. He grunted hurtfully and stood up. I gasped; I couldn't say anything. He retched slightly and slumped over. "Lucian… I didn't mean to scare you, I'm sorry."

He just sighed and stood up. "It's OK… I guess…"

I smiled. "I originally came here because I was hungry and lonely. I had no idea you'd be here."

"I pass out if I drink too much," he replied. "You said you were lonely? In what way?"

"N-no… you'd kill me…," I sighed. He barred his teeth.

"You slept with your date?" I gulped audibly, started to back into a corner, and shirked down into it. I wanted to cry but couldn't. "Sorry… d-did I scare you?" I nodded slightly. "C-come here…," he sat down next to me. He wrapped his arms around me and hugged me tightly.

"C-can you come sleep with me in my bed… it's all I want…" He almost spit up but he ended up choking on it.

Lucian's POV

What did she just say? I ended up choking on my own spit up from drinking so much cherry daiquiri. I felt my pants tightening but I couldn't help it. She just invited me to go to her bed! I stuttered a lot… there was nothing I could say except, "you want me to have sex with you?"

"I-if you want to…" I wanted to vomit but I couldn't, not in front of a beautiful lady like her. It would mess up my reputation and defile her beautiful hair and clothes. I softly grabbed her and stood up. I was somehow able to pick her up and carry her. She fell asleep in my arms. I smiled and sighed.

"Cynthia, I love you…," I whispered as I lied her down in the bed, putting the covers on over her. I too lied down beside her, under the covers. I sighed again and fell asleep. I wasn't sure what she wanted, to be honest, but I think she wanted a man to be by her side to protect and love her. I didn't care if she had raped her brother; I know that alcohol clouds judgement – I know it does it to me. I fell asleep immediately…

"Lucian, wake up," someone shook me. "Lucian, are you there?" I opened my eyes to Cynthia standing over me. The bed was so small that I had fallen off it and onto the floor. I groaned and rubbed my eyes while blinking and looking up at her. My whole body pulsed with pain because I was full of that damned daiquiri! "Are you OK?"

"I went to sleep with a full bladder," I bit my lip. "Hang on a minute, all right?"

"Dammit Lucian, that's something I do before I go to bed so that won't happen! How can you be so dumb?"

"Well excuse me, but I'm about to piss myself!" I growled and walked off.

Cynthia's POV

I sighed as I watched him walk off. I don't see how he could have been so irresponsible! It was annoying and naïve. I got up, gathered a few clothes and walked to the bathroom door because I wanted to take a shower. He finally opened the door and walked out. "Oh, you want to take a shower?" He asked. I rolled my eyes because he had stated the obvious!

"Duh, pea-brain," I groaned. He just laughed at what I called him. "What, you like that?"

"Ah, that's a good one; I'm going to tell that to Aaron!" He walked off while still laughing. I sighed while closing the door and walking over to the shower. I had an even better idea about showing my love to Lucian. I tossed my clothes onto the floor, rushed out the door and ran into Lucian, whom was standing in the hallway. "Ow!" He flipped around and looked at me.

"L-Lucian… if you promise to stop masturbating, I'll let you watch me take a shower." His eyes widened and he blinked several times. He smirked and nodded.

"Fine, deal," he grinned. I smiled and we both walked back into the bathroom. I closed and locked the door. I walked over to the shower and turned on the water. I already knew there was a battle of the bulge stirring in his pants. I slowly took off my robe and underwear while tossing it to him.

"Smell it if you want, if that helps."

He cocked his head and deeply sniffed my robe. "Mm… smells good," he nodded. I smiled and got into the shower.

Lucian's POV

"Oh God… she's giving me a boner… must resist… must not jizz myself…," I thought. I drooled the whole time I was staring at her body… I wanted to just jump in there and put myself inside her. It'd be the best day of my life… "Hey Cynthia… I love you… you know that?" She stopped washing her hair and craned her neck towards me. "If you love me back, I'll stop putting my hands in pants." She gasped and somehow fell backwards, smashing her head into the tiled shower floor. I immediately jumped up without thinking and grabbed her. She coughed and somehow woke up.

"That… hurt…," she managed. "However, it didn't bother me that much…," she jumped out of my arms and wobbled back and forth. She jerkily got her clothes on.

She was ready to battle Flint – I just knew it…

A/N: So I decided to take a break on battling because it gets repetitive…