Chapter Fourty Three
“Wait! Sorry son. What you just said? Your girlfriend? This lady right here is your girlfriend?”
My heart beating faster.
His father asked Edan with his eyebrows furrowed.
“Yes, Dad. She’s the one.” Edan smiled looking towards me.
His father looked at me for a moment. And then a smile cracked on his face.
“Well then. Welcome to our family dear!” He smiled and enveloped me in a tight hug.
My expressions changed to a shocked one.
What just happened?
One time he’s just like I’m not that girl for Edan and the very next moment I’m welcomed?
“I didn’t mean to startle you. I was just so d–n shocked to finally meet my stubborn son’s girl.”
I smiled feeling a little embarrassed. I knew he got the idea of me being nervous or feared because of my facial expressions.
“Hey, hon! Finally, your prayers have been answered.” He chuckled looking towards his wife.
Edan’s mom simply nodded. Her eyes looking me like I’m a kind of some specimen or an object under observation by the science students.
She stood up and walked towards her husband.
Her eyes boring into mine like if she’s trying to search something?
“Hi! It’s really nice to meet you guys.” I said politely with a forced smile.
How could I just smile with his mother looking towards me like I’m some kind of alien? No offense but I like Edan’s father. He’s nice. But until now I can’t just say anything about his mother.
“Isn’t she beautiful hon!” His father commented and I replied with a thank you.
She simply nodded.
Now I was getting a hell of nervous and confused.
Her stares were giving me shivers. It makes me feel like I did a big d–n mistake by falling for Edan. And let alone come here with him…
“Mom!Dad! Where are others?” Edan took my hand.
“They must be in the lawn.” His mother replied.
“They are probably waiting for you.” With that, his mother went out of the living room while giving me a last look.
At least she didn’t glare at me.
Should I be thankful? Well, thanks. I
“Calm down. She’s not bad. She’s just kind of… You know…just concerned.” Edan whispered in my ear.
Well, tell me about that! Concern for
“Why? Can’t this little boy take care of himself?” I teased.
He chuckled and encircled an arm around my waist. He pulled me closer, so close that there wasn’t any space left between us.
Thank God his father had left with his
wife just now.
Or I would have been a nervous
wreck by now.
Especially having Edan this close to
“Believe me, sweetheart! It isn’t little.” He smirked and my eyes shot wide on realizing what he was referring to.
A deep red color made its way to my cheeks. I bet I was looking like a ripe tomato by now.
D–n it! What the hell Edan! Eww.
He’s so Uhhh!
“Edan!” I complained.
“What? I just told you a fact.” He winked acting all innocent.
“Yeah right!” I rolled my eyes.
He chuckled and give a quick peck on my lips.
“Let’s go. They are all meeting to finally meet my girlfriend.” His arms still encircled around my waist.
“Girlfriend? Really? I don’t remember agreeing with you to be your girlfriend. Or I’m missing something?”
I know I wasn’t ready to be his girlfriend when he first asked me but now I’m ready to enter into this relationship.
Yes, I am. I’m not stepping back. I
love him and I want to remain by his
side. I want Edan with me. I want him
to be there for me when there’s no
one. I want him to be my light, my savior, my ray of hope at the end of
the tunnel of despair. I want him to
never leave me.
“Well, you can’t do anything now. Whether you agree or not. Whether you like it or not. You are mine. My girlfriend. My everything. I’m not leaving you ever.” He looked straight to my eyes. I could just tell that those words were straight from his heart.
His eyes held no regret, no confusion but pure confidence, pure care for me. Love for me.
“Well, my possessive boyfriend. Let me tell you. I’m really honored to be your girlfriend and above all, I don’t want you to leave me ever. I want you to hold me like this forever.”
Truth. That’s the truth. I don’t want
him to ever give up on us.
He had never done it and I hope he
never do it. Despite all my rejections,
all my No’s he kept on striving and
ended in making me fall for him, to
fall for him hard.
I satisfied smile made its way to his lips and he claimed my lips in a brief, lingering kiss.
With me in his arms. We headed towards the lawn. As we entered, the beautiful odor of different flowers engulfed us. At least there were 40 rows of different types of flowers. There were 4 rows having 4 different colors of rose plants. Then there were at least 2 rows of Jasmine. At least 3 rows of tulips and poppy. Some other flowers of different species which I hadn’t seen before were also planted.
I bet they were imported from other
A fountain was lighted at the other corner. It was made of marble. A shape of an angel was sculptured.
There were some swings also present at the other corner.
At the center some furniture was present. A center table surrounded by chairs.
A couple which I could tell was around 80 was sitting. His parents were beside them.
Edan along with me headed towards where they were. My heart speeds up. My heart pumping against my rib cage.
And the nervousness is back. Great!
“Hey, Granny and Grandpa!” Edan left my hand and hugged the elderly couple.
“My favorite grandson is finally here.” His grandmother kissed him on his cheek.
“Hey, grandma!I thought that I was your favorite.” I heard a voice from behind me.
I turned around to come face to face with no other than the same girl.
The mystery girl.
Her eyes wide open and I’m pretty sure I had the same expression like hers.
“Everyone meet my girlfriend. Emma James. Emma! Meet my grandparents.” I turned to meet his grandparents.
“Hi!” I politely greeted.
“So we finally get to meet you. Come give this old woman a hug.” I first felt hesitated but then step forward. I bent down and she enveloped me in a tight hug.
“I’m glad to meet you finally. We all have been waiting to meet you.” His grandmother said softly and my lips curled into a smile.
I like her. She’s so nice and sweet. It reminds me of my own grandmother. She had always loved me. We had a strong bond. My other cousins used to say that I was her favorite. But she used to love every each of his grandchildren with same love.
I missed her.
“Ruby! You’re squeezing her.”
“Oh, Robert! Shut up! You don’t know how long I’ve been waiting to finally meet Ed’s girl.” She said to her husband.
I felt my cheeks warm up. A slight blush formed on my face.
She let go of me and gave me a last kiss on my cheek.
Then his grandfather hugged me.
“Ed! Aren’t you gonna introduce us?” The same girl complained.
“Emma! Meet my sister Lily and my brother Justin.”
Sister? D–n, he was with her sister
that night in the restaurant. And I
thought she was his…
Idiot! Emma, you’re an idiot.
“Hi, there! So my idiot brother had finally decided to show up with her girlfriend.” She said and hugged me tightly.
“Nice to meet you,” I said returning the hug.
“Again.” She winked and chuckled.
“I think I did a great job by sending Ed after you that night.” I know very well to what night she was referring to.
I smiled remembering that night. It was the night when I realized my feelings for her. I had realized then that I like Edan but I kept on denying.
“Hi!” I said to Justin and he replied with a hi and smiled. He had blonde hair like his mothers with blue eyes like his father’s. He was really handsome.
But not more than Edan.
Seriously! That’s not the time to think about it. I shake that silly thought away.
So, I finally had met Edan’s family. They all were nice.
I’m really glad that they had accepted me.
Apart from his mother. I think she hates me.
“Dinners ready.” A maid entered and informed us.
“Well, its time for dinner. Let’s go.” His father stood up and entered the house followed by other family members.
“Where’s Belle?” Edan questioned Justin.
Belle? Is there someone left whom I
“She said she’ll be here in 10 minutes. She and the kids were at her parents. Now they are on their way.” He replied.
That means she’s Justin’s wife. I didn’t know that he was married and had kids.
Edan never told me about that.
We were all settled down on the table. Edan sitting beside me and Lily my other side. Beside Lily was her grandparents. Edan’s parents were sitting beside him.
At least three chairs were empty in front of us. Justin was sitting in front of Edan.
The maids entered with different dishes in their hands. By and by the table got filled with different dishes. There were bottles of wines and juices also placed on the table.
“Sorry. I got stuck in the traffic.” I heard a feminine voice.
I looked at her. She was pretty. She had green eyes and curly blonde hair. She had tan skin. She was wearing a knee length dress.
She kissed Edan’s mum’s cheek.
“It’s okay dear! We hadn’t started yet. Where are my troublemakers?” Edan’s mom smiled.
Woah! She smiled.
“Uncle Ed!!!” Before anyone could say a word. Two kids came running in.
They looked like they were twins. They both had blonde hair. The girl wearing a pink frock and a pink headband on her hair. She looked so adorable. The boy wearing a casual T-shirt and shorts.
Edan stood up from his chair and picked them up.
“We missed you.” They said in unison.
Aww! They’re so adorable.
“Really?” Edan grinned and kissed them on their cheeks.
They nodded, then their attention drew towards me.
“Uncle Ed! Is she’s the fairy you were talking about?” The boy said.
My stupid heart flipped. He called me a fairy? All these are simple words but when they came from the person that matters the most to you, that loves you. It made you feel special.
“She’s is the one.” Edan looked into my eyes and gave a heart drenching smile.
“She’s pretty.” They both say in unison and then giggled.
“That she is.”
Thousands of butterflies invaded my stomach.
“Dinners getting cold,” Robert said.
The new girl which I believe is Belle went to her husband and give him a quick peck on his lips.
After that she and her kids sat in the vacant seats. Edan returned to his own seat.
“Hi, there! I’m Isabelle.” She smiled.
“Hi! I’m Emma. Nice to meet you.” I return her smile.
“Ladies! No talking on the dinner table.” Isabelle was cut off by Edan’s mum.
She chuckled. “As you say, mom.”
I felt great around Edan’s family. They give you the warmth and feeling of your own family.
I’m really glad that I get to meet them.
to be continued……
Chapter Fourty Three