Nick and Lilac

By: Marian Tee

Jilly said teasingly, “Nick said ‘hi’, Lilac. Didn’t you hear him?”

Not wanting to be rude but not wanting to be in any way friendly either, Lilac inclined her head to the side and gave the devastatingly handsome man beside Jilly her best Your-Hotness-Doesn’t-Affect-Me nod.

Most times, it was effective.

This time, it didn’t work.

Perplexed, she watched Nick cock his head to the side as well. And then he gave her his own kind of Cool Nod, one that had an arrogant You-Can’t-Intimidate-Me-With-Just-That flair only someone like Nick Christakos could carry off.

The girl’s eyes widened at his response, and Nick almost smiled at the sight. It was as if she was unable to believe her excruciatingly polite attitude wasn’t successful at working as a guy repellant.

Ah, sweetheart, you’re going against a pro. What did you expect?

Still, Nick had to give it to her. Her disguise was fucking great – and all these I’m-an-untouchable-nerd vibes were also just that: a disguise. It was probably the only reason why none of their university’s empty-headed male students crowded around her, and if he was honest – he fucking hoped it stayed that way.

When she still didn’t reply, Nick drawled out, “Maybe she’s sexy.”

Nick Christakos’ drawl was all sex and arrogance as well as bearing a distinct note of challenge. Around them, Lilac could feel more and more glances darting their way and lingering as time passed. She knew what they were thinking because she was thinking of it herself. What was the great Nick Christakos doing with mousy little Lilac York?

It created a sick feeling in Lilac’s stomach, making her want to withdraw into herself further. The university’s open-air hallway suddenly felt suffocating, the surrounding courtyard with its vast spaces, magnolia trees, and stone tables reduced into a gilded cage.

And yet---

Nick’s presence was so forceful it overrode her usual inhibitions. Those eyes of his made Lilac want to look at him…really look at him when for years just the thought of looking into another man’s eyes was enough to make her feel claustrophobic.

Lilac caught sight of a long-sleeved shirt tucked into a pair of gray beautifully tailored pants – urbane beyond words and with more confidence than a twenty-something MBA student should have.

She lifted her gaze to meet his eyes, unable to help it. He caught her staring – and didn’t let go.

Nick waited for the girl to stammer or blush when their gazes met for the second time. That was all he needed to make a move.

But all she did was blink at him, as if she couldn’t believe he had the right to look at her.

What. The. Fuck. Was. Up. With. This. Girl.

He should be insulted, turned off, but the way she was so coolly disregarding him only amused him…and Dio! Damn if it didn’t turn him on even more.

Jilly bit her lip, unused to someone being so incredibly persistent with Lilac and more than a little worried now by Nick’s interest in her friend.

Maybe this wasn’t a good idea after all, Jilly thought with a frown. Turning to Nick, she said sharply, “Stop bullying her, Nick. She is shy, but right now I think it’s more of Lilac being smart enough to not want to talk to guys like you.”

Nick knew other girls would deny Jilly’s words right away. But all that this one did was blink again, as if Nick wasn’t worth wasting her voice for. That clinched it, as far as he was concerned.

He had been getting alarmingly bored these past few months, unable to find it in himself to be even the slightest bit interested in any of the hundreds of girls who threw themselves at him. The harder they tried, the wilder their antics were, the faster he lost interest in them. But this girl worked on him like the best aphrodisiac, making his cock ache with her blink-me-not ways. And considering the average number of times a person blinked in a minute, Nick had a feeling he’d spontaneously combust if he didn’t get to fuck this beautiful girl soon.

Jilly went to Lilac’s side, curling her arm around her friend’s. “Don’t worry, sweetie. His reputation may precede him, but I’ve got your back. I won’t let him mess with you like he does with other girls.”

Wisely, Nick chose to say nothing. If he had his way, he would like to mess Lilac up right now, see her go wild with need in his arms.

She was looking at him with a mixture of puzzlement and disregard.

Stop looking at me like that, sweetheart, or I’ll have you up against the wall in no time.

But his silent message was lost as she blinked yet again, and all Nick could think at that moment was how he wanted her doll eyes focusing only on him as he took her again and again.

God, she was hot!

Nick glanced at Jilly. I want her. No more fucking games.

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