I spent the next week moping around my house normally staying in my room and only coming out to eat. I had a lot of time to think about everything. If Cilix definitely wasn’t my soul mate then I had really no other choice. I refused to speak to Eros about it afraid of what he might say.
He did, however, ask me if I wanted to retry my assignment. I told him no. There was no way I was going to be able to watch him fall in love with someone else when I was quite possibly in love with him myself. The more I thought about Nate the more depressed I would make myself. I started to miss the sound of his voice or the sight of his perfect animated blue eyes. I guess it was true that you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.
Eros didn’t mention the whole ‘inheriting the company’ thing and I was glad. I didn’t need the guilt trip of failing on my assignment. I was hoping for this whole thing to blow over and then my life could go back to normal but since when does anything work out the way I want it to?
There came the day that changed everything. It happened on a Wednesday, I remember clearly. I was sitting in the living room hugging one of the multiple heart-shaped pillows to my chest and staring at the TV. The TV wasn’t on but I wasn’t really focusing on that. I was caught up in my many thoughts that had over taken my brain in the last week when I heard a knock on the door.
It was very unusual for me to be out of my room so I didn’t even flinch when I heard the knock. I turned my head in the general direction of the door wishing I could see through the wall. Eros passed through the living room giving me a confused glance but we didn’t share any words.
Then he walked out of the room and over to the door. Luckily, I couldn’t see the person or Eros from my position on the couch. I continued my staring contest with the TV listening to Eros’s voice because it was the only thing I could hear.
“Hello?” Eros greeted obviously surprised. He leaned back and glanced at me. We made eye contact and he seemed to give me a signal but I couldn’t read it. That’s when I really tried to pay attention to the other voice speaking.
“Mr. Cupid? Mr. Eros? I’m sorry. I’m not sure what to call you.” It was definitely a male’s voice.
“Eros is fine,” my grandfather said. “I hate to tell you that Peyton isn’t here.”
“Well, as much as I would like to speak with her, that isn’t why I’m here,” I realized quickly that it was Nate. His voice sounded different for some reason. Perhaps it was because he was trying to be formal in front of Eros? Whatever the reason, I took my pillow and ran into the kitchen. I was far enough away where I wouldn’t be seen and I would still be able to hear everything.
I slid down against a counter and continued hugging my pillow. I heard Eros’s and Nate’s voices come closer and I figured they were entering the living room.
“I must say that I am surprised that you are here to speak with me.” It was Eros who was speaking.
Nate sighed. “I know Peyton doesn’t want to talk to me so I came up with a plan around that.”
God, he was so wrong. I wanted more than anything to hear him speak to me and looked at me with his caring expression. I just couldn’t face him though.
“Tell me why you are here,” Eros encouraged.
“Peyton told me that as soon as I told Lily that I loved her, then she would be wiped from my memory?” He left the last part as a question.
I could imagine Eros nodding. “That is routinely how it works. It would be different if you were a God though. Gods never forget but seeing as you are just an immortal, you would have forgotten Peyton had you actually meant that you loved this Lily person.”
“Well that’s the thing. After Peyton left my place, I was pretty pissed off so for a few days I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t want to forget Peyton so I prolonged my meeting with Lily for as long as I could but finally I had to test it. If it was true then it would have been a load off my mind and if it wasn’t then, I would have to deal with that when it came. I went over to Lily’s and proclaimed my love to her which didn’t go pleasantly as she wasn’t very happy with me. It didn’t take long for me to realize though, that I didn’t forget Peyton. Which had to mean that she was wrong?”
I leaned my head against the doors of the counter and felt like crying again but I held it in so I could listen for Eros’s response.
|Susan Coffey||as Peyton|
|Lauren Levinance||as Brooke|
|Marlon Teixeira||as Nate|
|Enrique Iglesias||as Sean|
|Gabriel Aubry||as Eurus|
|Raoul Bova||as Eros|
|Cheryl Cole||as Psyche|
|Ariana Grande||as Lily|
|Dulce Maria||as Hedone|
|Caleb Lane||as Alex|
|Sean O'pry||as Cilix|
|Jonathan Bennett||as Harry & Henry|