Liam looked at me curiously. I offered him a weak smile and returned to the call, keeping my voice down this time.

"What did he want?" I whispered harshly.

"He just looked around our office a little. Didn't ask for assistance, didn't ask for you."

I frowned. What the hell was he up to?

"That's all?"

"Yes. I can send you the CCTV footage if you want."

"Please." There was no way my father just happened to pass by and decided to have a harmless look around. There was nothing harmless about that man.

"Alright. That's all I wanted to tell you. He seemed a little weird so I thought I should give you a heads up."

"Thank you." I hung up and found Liam still staring at me.

"Something wrong?" he asked.

I sighed. "Trust me. You don't wanna know."

"Then why did I ask?"

I blinked at him, not knowing what to say. "It's just some work stuff."

His gaze searched mine. "You can tell me, you know. I probably wouldn't understand but it'd help to just get it off your chest."

Hearing the tender concern in his voice, I almost caved.

When he looked at me with those eyes, I'd give him anything he wanted.

A cold breeze blew past us at that moment and I sneezed. Oops.

The whole intense eye contact thing we had going on was over.

Liam looked away for a split second before turning back toward me, already taking off his jacket. "You should really start wearing a jacket when you're out. Stop stealing mine."

I smiled thinking back to his other jacket still hanging in my closet.

"It's not stealing if you give it to me," I countered with lesser kick than usual, because I was actually cold. The incident with my father was forgotten, thankfully.

He draped the fabric over me and I hugged it close to my body. "Thank you."

"You're gonna catch a cold at this rate. I'm not always around to give you my jacket."

Somehow, those words had my heart sinking a little. I didn't respond, not knowing what to say.

We continued walking in peaceful silence, but the sight of the cherry blossoms was too much. I couldn't hold it in. Such pretty pink petals. And so soft.

"Oh my god, it's beautiful," I whispered.

"Yeah." Liam sounded equally awestruck.

"I think I'm in love with Japan."

"Me too."

"Yeah?" I turned to look at Liam. "What's your favourite thing about Japan?"

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