Chapter 12 – Ready To FallI get a feeling I cant explain
Whenever your eyes meet mine
My heart spins in circles
And I lose all space in time...
Ella looked at Arron as he hugged his future sister-in-law. She felt that for Arron, Ariel is a very special girl, and not just because she is Chun's wife-to-be. “When did you came home? Until when are you staying here?” Arron asked Ariel. “I just came home today. I'll be here for a month before I leave for the US.” she said. Arron smiled at her. “I'm glad you're home even for a while. I really missed you...” he said. Ariel smiled at Arron and hugged him again. “I missed you too, Arron...” she said. Ella let out a faint smile as she watched the too. It's quite obvious that Arron is in love with Ariel, well that's what she's seeing. She doesn't know if anyone else in the office have seen that. Meanwhile, Chun let out a playful smile as he observes Ella's reaction. “Really jealous...” he thought as he shook his head. As far as he is concerned, there is nothing that she should be jealous of, as Ariel only treats Arron as her younger brother, well, that's what our leading man wants to think.
“Ehem...” Chun coughed as he walked towards his girlfriend. He hugged Ariel from behind, and smiled at Arron. Ella could see the sadness in his eyes again at that sight. “By the way, princess... remember Arron's friend, Ella?” he asked, pointing at Ella who was standing behind Arron. Ariel looked at Ella and smiled. “Of course, I remember her!” she said. She broke free from Chun's hug, and then walked towards her. Ariel held her hand and them smiled warmly at her. “It's been a long time since I last saw you, Ella...” she said to her. Then, she glanced at Arron, and then looked at her again. “I'm glad to know that you've been taking care of Arron well...” she said. Ella looked at Arron, and saw him smiling at her. Then,she turned to Ariel again. “I've been hearing a lot about you from Arron. He always talks about you on his letters and when we talk on the phone. So, are you more than friends now?” Ariel asked, giving her a meaningful smile. Ella was taken aback by her question. “No... I mean nothing's going between us. We're just friends...” Ella said as she nervously laughed. Then, Ella glanced at Arron again, and she could see him blushing. “Does he really like me, or does he like his brother's girlfriend?” she wondered. It has always been easy to read through Arron, but this time (especially with the matters of the heart), she couldn't see through him. She's getting more confused, as she could see Arron likes Ariel, but why does Ariel make it look like Arron likes her?
“Aiyo... Ariel, princess... don't embarrass Ella...” Chun said to rescue Ella. “I've been keeping an eye on them, and obviously, my brother here is to shy to confess his feelings for Ella.” he said. Then, he looked at Ella and winked at her. Both Ella and Arron were surprised at what Chun said. “I do?” Arron asked. “He is?” Ella asked as he looked at Arron. Chun just gave them a wicked smile as he put his arm around Ariel. “Joe, cancel all my appointments today. I want to spend more time with my fiancée here...” he told Joe, and then he looked lovingly at Ariel. “Yes, Mr. Wu.” Joe said as she headed to her cubicle. “And, Ms. Ella....” he said as he turned to Ella. “I need to see you in my office now regarding the Eon toys before I leave.” Ella nodded her head. Chun gave Ariel a kiss on the on the cheek, and Ella could see Arron flinch as he watched them. After he excused himself to Ariel, Chun went back to his office, Ella followed him from behind.
“Mr. Wu... about th Eon Toys proposal... I -” Ella said as soon as she closed the door of Chun's office. Chun just gave out a smile at him. “No, I don't want to talk about it now. We'll talk about it as soon as I'm back.” he said. Ella was confused at her boss. “I thought you want to talk to me about it?”
“It's just a lame excuse for me to talk to you in private...”
He folded his arm as he walked towards her. “Actually, I want to talk to you about my brother...” he said. Ella was surprised at what he said. Does Chun knew already that Arron's in love with Ariel? “W-what about Arron, Mr. Wu?” she asked. Chun smiled viciously at her as he moved closer. He leaned over her, and put his hand on the wall, enclosing her with his body. “I know...” he said. Ella was shocked at what he said. “Y-you know?” she asked. Chun nodded her head. “I know.” he confirmed. Well, Chun is one smart man, she thought. So he knew all along that his brother is in love with his fiancee, and maybe that's the reason why he seems to hate him. “Actually, Mr. Wu... I think Arron -”
“Arron... yeah... Arron...”
“You are lusting over my brother, Ms. Ella...”
This made Ella even more surprised. Is she really that obvious? “I... in lust...” she asked. Then in hit her. She put her hands on her waist and glared at Chun. “Wei! What do you mean in lust? I am not lusting over him Arron!” she said, trying to control her temper. At her reaction, Chun laughed evilly at her. “I know it, Ella. I could tell. You are obviously in love with my brother. You can never deny with the way you look at her, the way that you blush when he talks to you. You're all too giddy when you're around him.” he said. Ella turned into a frown as he looked away from him. “So what if I am in love with Arron?” she asked. This time, Chun gave her a warm smile. “Well, knowing my brother, he's shy when it comes to girls. Girls are the one that courts her, not the other way around. And as far as I know, Ariel is the only girl he got close to. So...” he said. He leaned over her again, staring into her eyes. “Don't be jealous if Arron treats her that way. They're just close.” he said. Ella rolled his eyes at him as she sighed. “Oh, so you really know your brother, huh?” she asked. Chun nodded his head. “That's what you thought. There's something more about him that you know...” Ella thought. “Don't worry, Ella. I approve you as Arron's girlfriend. Heck, my grandpa and dad really likes you, and would even want you to become part of their family. I'll help you with Arron.” he said, winking at her. Ella just sighed and nodded her head. “OK...” she said. “I just really hope that he likes me as well..” she added silently.
“So, are you courting Ella?” Ariel asked as soon as she and Arron were alone. Arron just smiled at her and shook his head. Ariel was surprised at his answer. “But why? I thought you like her?” she asked. “I just don't know if she likes me too...” he said as he turned his gaze away from Ariel. “Aiyo! You have to take the risk, Arron. Maybe Ella likes you too.” she said. He looked at her again and smiled. “But, what if the girl I really like is you?” he thought. He could never say that to Ariel. He wish he could but he doesn't have the courage to say it. Besides, it would only complicate things even more. “Anyway, I want to give you this.” Ariel said as she handed him a long white envelope. He read the address on the envelope, and saw that it's from a well-known art school in the US. “Give it a try again, Arron. Don't waste your talent in painting...” he heard Ariel said. Arron looked up at her and smiled. “But, Chun Ge needs my help here. I wouldn't be able to help him if I pursue my dreams...” he said. Ariel smiled at him and put her hand on his shoulder. “You would still be able to help him. That school offers advertising courses, and as far as I know, you own a marketing and advertising company, right? You can take charge of the advertising part once you graduate from that school.” Ariel said. Arron realized that Ariel is right. Maybe it's time for him to follow his heart's desire. This is a great opportunity for him, because not only will he be able to do the things he want in life, he would be able to help his brother once he graduate.
“Are you still hesitating because of Chun?” Ariel asked. Arron nodded his head. “You know that I base my decisions on what he have to say. If he approves this, then I'll go... but if not, then I won't go.” he said. “Don't worry, I'll talk to your brother. This is really a great opportunity for you, Arron...” Ariel said. Arron looked at the envelope again, and then it hit him that the school is in US. “Wait, you mentioned you'll be leaving for the US in a month to work there?” Arron asked. Ariel smiled and nodded her head. “To work and to take my masters in that school” Ariel said pointing at the envelope. Arron smiled to himself as he glanced at the envelope. This really is a great opportunity for him. “I think...” he said. “I think I want to go.”
After having dinner that night, Chun drove Ariel home. “”Here we are, princess.” he said as he stopped the engine of his car. Ariel looked at him and gave him a smile. “Thank you for a wonderful night, Chun.” she said. Chun smiled back at her and then gave her a wink. “Anything for you, princess.” h said. “So, you'll do anything for me?” she asked. Chun nodded his head. “Anything you say, I will do it.” he said. Ariel let out an evil smile as he stared at him. “So... if I ask you to allow Arron to go with me to the US, will you allow him to?” he asked. This time, Chun gave her a confused look. “Why would he need to go with you? I can go with you if you want...” he said. Ariel let out a laugh at him as she shook her head. “That's not what I mean...” she said. “Well, why do you want him to come with you in the US?” he asked again. “Well, you know that I'll also be taking up my masters in this art school...” she began.
Chun sighed as he leaned on his seat. “Not again...” he said. He shook hi head, and then looked at Ariel. Arron already gave up on the idea, and he wonders why his girlfriend insists on that. “Look, Chun... it's not just any art school. It's the best art school there. Plus, they specialize in advertising management. It's a good opportunity for Arron if only you allow him...” she said. “How sure would I be that he would really take that major? Besides, I know he wanted to do a different thing... and I can't allow that. I need him to help me run the company.” he said. Ariel sighed and then shook her head. “Aiyo... Chun... You should know that Arron has been always following what you want him to do. I know he wanted to go as well... so please let him go... please?” she said as she gave him puppy eyes. “Fine... I'll think about it first.” Chun said. With that, Ariel smiled. She leaned over him, and gave him a kiss on the cheek. “Thanks, Chun! You're the best!” she said.
Meanwhile, in a fancy restaurant in town...
Calvin and Joe entered the restaurant. “Good evening Mr. Chen.” One of the waitresses greeted. Calvin just gave her a smile. “Table for two, please.” he said. The waitress nodded his head, and lead them to Calvin helped Joe to her seat, and then he went to sit in front of her. Joe blushed as Calvin looked at her and smiled. After they ordered their food, the waitress left them alone. “I'm really glad that you agreed to come out with me tonight...” Calvin said. Joe bit her lips as she looked at him. “I never thought that you would ask me out, Mr. Chen...” she said shyly. Calvin pouted when she became too formal towards him again. “I told you to call me Calvin, Joe.” he said. “Ooopps... sorry Calvin. I forgot...” she said as she laughed nervously. “I'm really sorry...” Joe said again. Calvin was amused by her nervousness. “It's OK with me. And since you called me Mr. Chen, then you owe me another date.” he said. Joe was surprised at what he said. She never thought that Calvin would like to go out with her again. “It's a deal, Mr. Chen.” she said. Calvin laughed at what she said. “Now, you owe me two dates, Joe.” he said. Joe could not believe what he was saying, but somehow she felt giddy because she could see that Calvin's really interested in her. “Two dates already?” she asked. Calvin nodded his head. “Are you free this Saturday?” he asked. Joe nodded her head. “Great! I do hope you like watching stage plays, as I have tickets for 'Westside Story'” he said. Joe gave him a confused look. “Do you like that stage play?” she asked. Calvin nodded his head. She was really surprised at him. She have been dying to watch that play, and she never thought that Calvin liked that play as well. At least they have something in common. “I've been dying to watch that play! I just couldn't go because I don't have know anyone who wants to watch it...” she confessed. “Well, lucky you...” Calvin said as he leaned towards her. “I'll be you date when you watch this play.”
Angela was staring at Ella as she leaned on the table and sighed for the nth time. She was waiting for her best friend to speak up, but all she did was sigh. “Wei, Ella Chen... instead of sighing, I think you should tell me, your best friend, what's bothering you.” she said. Ella looked at Angela and gave her a faint smile. “It's nothing...” she said. Angela smirked and nodded her head. “Yeah... it's nothing... just look at yourself. You have rice all over your face.” she said. Ella was alarmed, and she began to touch her face to take off the rice. Angela just laughed as she watched her. “Just kidding, Ellie... now can you tell me what's wrong and why you're not with yourself tonight?” she asked. Before she could answer, Ella sighed again, and buried herself in her arms. “Arron Yan-Wu...” she said. Angela gave her a confused look. “Did you and Arron had a fight? I mean, you guys are not even dating and you already had a lover's quarrel?” she asked. Ella looked up at her and shook her head. “No it's not... OK... let me ask you. What could be the possible reason why he's still not courting me?”
“So you're expecting him to court you?”
“Why not? According to his dad, I'm the first girl that he introduced to his family. He is sweet towards me. He would rather spend more time with me that with those popular kids back in college. He always looks after me. So, what's wrong? Why isn't he courting me?”
Angela sighed as she shook her head. “Ella, my dear... even if Arron is the sweetest guy on earth, all I can see is that he only likes you as a friend. Because he have other intentions towards you, he should've made the move a long time ago...” she said. Upon hearing Angela's answer, Ella sighed again and pouted. “I knew it... he really doesn't like me...” she said in a low voice. Angela felt sorry for her friend. She know that she have been carrying a torch for Arron ever since she first laid eyes on him. “Ella, dear... I'm really sorry. Maybe you two are just meant to be friends for the rest of your lives. Maybe he likes another girl, or worst, he likes another boy...” she said. This time, Ella glared at her. “Wei! Don't ever say that. Arron is not gay, you hear me?” she said angrily. Angela just laughed at her reaction. “Or, you know what I think?” Angela said. Ella looked at her again as she waited for her to speak. “Maybe she likes you but is too shy to tell you how he feels because hes scared that you'll get mad at him.” Angela said. Ella frowned and shook her head. “I'm think it's something else...” she said. Angela gave her a confused look. “Maybe it's your first hunch... I think he likes another girl, and worst... it's his brother's girlfriend.”
The next day at the office...
“Ella... can I talk to you?” Arron said as he stood by her desk. Ella looked up at him, and smiled. “Of course. What is it that you want to talk about?” she asked. “I... I want to get your opinion on something...” he said. Ella just nodded her head, and then he began to listen to him. Before Arron could speak, Chun came out of his office and called on Ella. “Ms. Ella, we have to go. Mr. Fang is on his way now.” he said to her. Ella looked at him, and nodded her head. “Yes, sir.” she said. Arron could only sigh when his bother interrupted them. Then, Ella looked at him. “Can this wait, Arron?” she asked. Arron smiled and nodded his head. “I'll wait for you, the meeting won't take that long, right?” he asked. Ella smiled and nodded her head. She stood up from her seat, and then gathered her things, and then looked at Arron again. “I'll see you later, OK?” she said. Arron nodded his head. As soon as Chun got out of his office, the two left.
Arron could only watch as Ella and Chun leaves. Guess he really have to wait for her return before he tells him about his plans. He just hope that Ella would agree to his little favor.
“Good afternoon Mr. Fang.” Chun greeted as soon as he spotted Mr. Fang at the restaurant. Mr. Fang smiled at him as he stood up from his seat. “Hello, Mr. Wu. It's nice to see you again.” he said. Then, he looked at Ella and smiled at her. “It's nice to see you again, Ella. My wife is really fond of you, you know.” he said. Ella smiled and nodded her head. “Please do send my regards to Mrs. Fang.” she said. Mr. Fang smiled at her, and then winked. “I sure will.” he said. Then, he looked at Chun. “Shall we get down to business?” he asked. Chun nodded his head. “Of course, Mr. Fang.” he said.
After an hour of discussing business, Mr. Fang finally agreed to their proposal. “So it's settled then...” he said to Chun. “Shall we set a date to sign to contract?” he asked. Chun nodded his head. “Yes. Ella, please prepare the necessary documents.” he said to Ella. Ella just nodded her head. “By the way, Mr. Wu, Ella, It's going to be my wife's birthday a few weeks from now, and I would like to invite you.” he said. Then, he looked at Ella. “My wife will be very happy if you come to her birthday. Have I told you that she is very fond of you?” he said. Ella laughed at him. “Yes, Mr. Fang...” she said. Mr. Fang nodded his head. “So, we'll be expecting the two of you there.” he said as he stood up. The two men shook their hand again and then went on their separate ways.
On their way back to the office, Chun noticed that Ella have been silent. Actually, our leading man have heard his brother talking to Ella a while ago, saying that he's going to tell her something. “I know what you are thinking, Ms. Ella...” he said. Ella looked at him, and she saw her smiling evilly at her. “You're wondering what my little brother will tell you, right?” he asked. This time, Ella gave him dagger looks. “Wei, Mr. Wu, have you heard that eavesdropping is a bad manner?” she said. Chun just laughed at what she said. “I'm sorry, but I accidentally heard him telling you that before we left. You should even thank me for hurrying up to come to the office so that the two of you can talk.” he said. Then, Chun let out another smirk. “So, do you think Arron will finally confess his love for you?” he asked. Ella just shrugged her shoulder. “I know you really like my brother, Ella. But please, don't rape my brother, OK?” he teased. This made Ella more annoyed. “Wei, I'm not that kind of girl. And even if he tells me that he likes me, he should still court me.” she said as she folded her arms. Chun laughed at what she said. “You're too old-fashioned, you know. Just don't do anything to my brother. “ he said again. Ella just rolled his eyes at him. If only he is not her boss and Arron's brother, he would have hit him a long time ago.
“Ella...” she heard Arron call him She looked at him and then smiled at him. As soon as she and Chun came back from the meeting, Arron asked her to go with him at the rooftop, since he wants to say something to her. “Arron...” she said. Arron walked towards her and smiled. “Ella... there's something I want to tell you...” he said. He walked towards her, and then held her hand. She looked into his eyes, and she found herself being lost in it. Arron took another deep breath before speaking again. “Ella... I...” he said. Ella smiled at him, waiting for him to speak up. “Yes?”
“Ella, I don't know where to start...”
“Then take it slowly...”
Arron nodded his head. “Ella... there's something that you should know...” he said again. “Whats is it?” she asked. “Ella... I...”
Ella bit her lips as she waited for him. He was deciding whether he should continue to tell her what he wants to say or not. But he knows that no matter what, Ella would understand him, right?
“Ella... I like...” Arron said again. Ella felt giddy as he speaks. “Oh. My. God. He's going to tell me that he likes me! But what should I do? Should I tell him that I like him too? Or should I let him woo me first? God, I've waited a long time for this! I think Ill tell him that I like him too... I think I'll make him my boyfriend already... yes! That's it! At least I won't be a member of the 'No Boyfriend Since Birth' society!” she thought as she looked into his eyes. “Ella... I like to go to the US with Ariel. I want to go to her school and shift to advertising. Can you help me tell my brother my decision?” Arron finally said. That moment, she felt like someone hit her head. She flinched after hearing what Arron said. “You, what?” she asked. Arron just laughed at her. “Ariel told me about this school in the US, and I'm interested to study there. I really want to go, Ella... will you help me with my brother so that he'll allow me to go?” he said. Ella frowned at what he said. Not only did he let her down by not telling her that he likes her, but he have told her the possibility of leaving Taiwan to pursue her dreams. And it means that they will be apart for a long time. “Hey... why are you sad?” he asked. “Because you want to leave me...” she said in a sad tone. Arron smiled at her, and then put his arm around her. “Aiyo... I won't take long there. And besides, I'm not even sure if Ge will allow me to go... you know that this is really what I want to do, right?” he said. Ella slowly nodded her head. “So, will you help me tell Chun ge about it?” he asked. Ella smiled and nodded her head. But, at the back of her mind, she is wondering, does Arron really want to go because he really wanted to study in that school, or because he wants to spend more time with Ariel?
Labels: fan fic, My Two Love My True Love