Love vs. Lust

Chapter 14

I heard the faint sound of my mobile phone ringing but decided to ignore it. I didn't want to speak to anybody.

"Your phone is ringing" Cole whispered softly, the feel of his breath on my neck sending little tingle of pleasure through my body.

"Ignore it" I replied not making any attempt to move out of his hold.

"What if it's Conner or Reagan and Shelby?" He asked loosening his grip on me.

"Conner knows I'm here and I don't want to talk to them" I replied stubbornly as the warmth of his body left mine.

"What if it's your mom?" He questioned eyeing me carefully.

"Ok, I'll check who it was" I replied feeling a bit irritated. Why did somebody have to phone me when I was finally in his arms? I walked into the living room where my bag and mobile phone laid on one of the coffee tables. I picked it up and saw that I had three missed call and one message. I dialed my mail box and listened to the message.

Hi Gabby... uhm... its Shelby. I'm really worried about you. Please call me when you get this.

I hung up the call and stared at my phone, she sounded really worried but I was still furious at her.

"Who was it?" Cole asked falling down onto one of the couches behind me.

"Shelby" I answered taking a step back and sitting down next to him, my phone still in my hand.

"What does she want?" Cole questioned as he moved a bit closer to me causing my body to automatically tense up.

"She says she is worried, she wants me to phone her" I replied unable to take my eyes off of him.

"You should let her suffer for what they did to you" He said taking my phone from me and throwing it onto the coach next to him. He was looking at me with his intense dark eyes and I couldn't do anything but shake my head in agreement.

He moved closer again closing the little gap between our bodies as he turned on the couch so that he was facing me. My stomach was doing flips and not because of my hangover but because of the way he was looking at me. He took my one hand in his and moved the other up to my face. He traced his fingers down my cheek as he leaned forward and gently pressed his lips against mine. He pulled away quickly looking into my eyes to see what my reaction was and then leaned forward and kissed me again obviously pleased with whatever he saw in them.

This time the kiss was a little harder and I could taste his lips on mine. He was being extremely gentle with me as if he was scared that he might scare me away so I moved my free arm around his neck and pulled him closer to me. As I did this the door bell rang and I heard him moaning against my lips.

"We should ignore that too" I whispered out of breath.

"Definitely" He replied pulling me onto his lap. Our lips met again, this time with more passion now that he was certain that I wasn't going to freak out on him.

The bell rang again and this time we both groaned.

"I'm going to kill whoever that is" Cole murmured as I moved off of him. He got up and walked over to the door looking sexy as hell

"What the fuck took you so long?" I heard my brother's voice ask causing me to sink back in my seat. What was he doing back here?

"We were busy eating" Cole lied winking at me. I tried not to smile but I failed miserably.

"Whatever" Conner said looking from me to Conner with a look that said he knew exactly what we were really doing.

Conner shut the door behind him and he walked over to me looking a bit worried.

"Did you hear anything from Shelby or Reagan yet?" He asked pacing up and down.

"Not really, Shelby left me a message to call her but I haven't yet" I answered nonchalantly, she's going to wait very long for that call.

"I think you should phone her" Conner said after a while falling down on the coach opposite me.

"Why?" I asked stubbornly.

"She phoned me when she couldn't get a hold of you, she really needs to speak to you, it's important" Conner answered as he watched Cole sit down next to me and take my hand in his. It felt odd holding his hand in front of my brother but there was no way I was letting go.

"Give me my phone" I said breathing out a sigh, I really wanted her to suffer with guilt for a while before I phoned her. Cole handed me my phone and I dialed her number.

"Thank god you returned my call, are you ok?" Shelby answered her phone.

"No thanks to you but yeah I'm fine" I replied angrily.

"I'm sorry Gabby, I didn't want to leave you there alone but I didn't know what to do"

"About what?" I asked irritated.

"About Reagan, she flipped out after you told her about Cole, don't you remember?" Shelby asked sounding really worried.

"No, what did I say to her?" I asked confused.

"You told her that he is in love with you and that you are in love with him too"

"Oh! I... Uhm" I stuttered not sure what to say to that.

"It's ok, you don't have to explain to me, we've got bigger problems to worry about now" Shelby replied not sounding angry at me at all.

"Spit it out already! What's going on?" I half yelled feeling my tummy knot with worry. I had no idea what was wrong but I knew it couldn't be good after what Shelby had just told me.

"Reagan's missing" She answered her voice shaking.

"What do you mean missing? Didn't you leave with her?" I asked shocked.

"Yes I did but we had these two guys with us that we were dancing with the whole night. They were getting all touchy and stuff so I told Reagan that we should drop them off and go home but she didn't want to listen to me so I begged her to drop me off at my house and she did. I wanted to phone you but I passed out. They found her car in her driveway but she wasn't at home and nobody's seen her" Shelby said as she started to cry.

"Are you at home?" I asked not believing what I was hearing.

"Yes" She answered through her tears.

"Ok, I'll be right there" I said hanging up.

"We need to go to Shelby's" I said looking from Cole to Conner as tears starting running down my face again.

"Ok, come on" Cole replied pulling me up with him. We walked to his car hand in hand with my brother following.

"Do you want me to drive?" Conner asked from behind us.

"Yeah, thanks" Cole replied tossing his keys to him and getting into the back seat with me. He pulled me into his arms and held me tightly as we made our way over to Shelby's house.

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