On a late spring morning, the sunlight, soft and diffuse, gave way to the first strong rays of the day. Flowers were colouring the world for the warmer days to come, waving in the lazy breeze like a smile born of the cosmos—happiness in brilliant shades.
Essie Yi sneezed again. She was still in bed, draped in a heavy blanket. Just as she turned to her side she hit her face on something warm and was startled out of her sleep.
'How does the wall get here?'
Forcing her eyelids open, Essie sat bolt upright and whipped her head around in wide-eyed confusion.
After taking a moment to shed the sleep away from her eyes, she recognized the familiar floral curtains hanging at each side and the small oval table next to her bed.
It was her room. Yes!
Essie put her hand on her chest and breathed a sigh of relief. Perhaps it was just a dream.
She closed her eyes and was just about to drift off again when a big hand reached out from behind and touched her back. The suddenness of the touch made her tremble like a dry leaf. As she turned her head around, there was the handsome face of a stranger sleeping next to her.
"Oh my God!" a panicked scream broke out from her lips, shaking the walls of the room.
'What is going on? Did this guy break into my apartment?'
The man lying next to her was startled out of his sleep by her screaming. He shot up from bed like a jack-in-the-box, momentarily shocked and disoriented. Then, suddenly, his expression froze, allowing an eerie chill to permeate the air.
Essie jumped into the corner of the bed and quickly wrapped herself up with the blanket. It was unnecessary, as it was obvious that the other party had seen her naked.
Suffice it to say, the man didn't seem very happy.
Essie grasped her aching forehead, desperately scrambling in her mind to make sense of everything, but her effort was all in vain.
The man looked at her with a hint of mockery in his eyes. He picked up the clothes scattered on the floor and put them on, before he walked to the window and stood with his back to her. "You should put your clothes on!" His tone was cold and full of disdain.
In a fluster, Essie snatched her clothes from the floor and put them on, while she looked around for a weapon to defend herself with. The man was at least 189 cm tall and strong looking.copy right hot novel pub