Chapter 55

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As I woke up I saw that Alec wasn't laying down in bed. The rays of sunshine was shining through out the curtains and the birds were happily singing. I groaned and wiped the sleepiness out of my eyes. I looked at the time and saw that it was seven o'clock. Why was Alec up so early?

I stood up and walked over to the bathroom to get myself ready. I gasped when I saw Alec naked in the shower. I quickly turned my back towards him. I heard him chuckle softly.

"You know, I don't mind you looking at me." Alec said and I could hear the amusement in his voice. I closed my eyes and was cursing myself for this. How did I not hear him showering?

"Euhm... I know." I whispered softly and Alec laughed again. I heard him walking out of the shower. He stood just behind me slightly touching me with his hand. His body was fully wet.

"I never knew you were one of the shy ones." Alec whispered as he touched my arm with the tops of his fingers.

As soon as Alec touched me, my skin started tingling. My breathing increased and I felt like I couldn't breath. It was almost whenever Alec would be near me, I couldn't do anything than bluntly looking at his face.

"I am not." I said but I sounded more insecure than confident. I guess Alec took that on. He backed away from me.

"Show me." He said and I turned myself around. I faced Alec but he wasn't naked. The towel was covering the lower part of his body and to be honest, he still looked sexy as hell.

"Proven?" I asked and Alec smiled. His hair was wet and his arms were crossed as he leaned with his back on the wall.

As Alec didn't say anything I walked towards him. I could see from the look of his face that he was not expecting that. I held his towel, just the edge of it that held everything together. Alec's expression on his face was indescribable. I guess, I shocked him quite good.

"Clary?" He asked and I looked at him. I wanted to press my lips against his but as I just woke up, my morning breath was probably something that the didn't wanted to smell. I backed away from him and had a sly smirk around my lips.

I undressed myself and got in the shower with still Alec's eyes on me.

"You don't have to do this." He said as he was still staring at me. I just shrugged.

"I know that." I said and as soon as I got out of the shower, I put the towel around me to cover my body.

"What?" I asked as Alec's eyes were still piercing on mine.

"I mean, I have proven myself to you." I said and I brushed my teeth. I saw some anger in his eyes or rather guilt but I wasn't sure why. When I finished brushing my teeth, Alec pulled me towards him.

"You never have to prove yourself to me. I was joking around with you." He said and I nodded.

"I know, baby." I said and something in his eyes softened when I named him one of the most clingy nicknames any girlfriend would to their boyfriend.

"I love you." He said softly and I smiled.

"I love you too, Alec." I said and he came forward to kiss me gently on my lips. I closed my eyes as I enjoyed our peaceful kiss.

We walked out of the bathroom and both of us got dressed. I just wore one of Isabelle's black dresses and Alec wore his usual black t-shirt with his black jeans. The matter of fact, his whole closet was only full of that. He only owned black clothes.

"So are you going out for a mission?" Alec asked and I shrugged.

"Not that I know of but probably will." I said and Alec just nodded his head.

After a minute of silence, I looked at him again as I was done wearing my black heels.

"Are you?" I asked and now Alec turned his head towards me. He shook his head.

"Someone from the clave is coming today. I have a meeting with them." He said and I frowned in confusion. Why was he telling me this just now?

"Why didn't you tell me before?" I asked and I couldn't help but to feel a bit suspicious of him. I knew that it was a small thing but seeing his weird behaviour these past couple of days and then feelings of him due to our parabatai bond was messing with my head.

"I didn't knew than just yesterday." He said calmly.

"What is the meeting about?" I asked.

"Just clave business." He said and I sighed. Why wasn't he telling me more.

"What?" He asked and I shrugged it off.

"Nothing." I said and made my dress fall back a bit. I was happy that this dress wasn't too tight and from the down part of my body it was wider. It was a cute dress.

"Where are you going?" He asked as he saw me walking towards the door. I was just about to open the door but when I heard his voice I just stopped.

Every cell in my body was telling me to just ignore him and go. I was frustrated and tired of his behaviour. I wanted to not feel what I was feeling. I could probably ignore it but the more I tried to do that, the more it annoyed me.

"I am going out to see if there is a mission." I said and I felt him gently grabbing my hand.

"Alec..." I whispered as he turned me around to face him. He slowly and gently touched my face with his hand. I looked at him and saw him staring at me. His eyes were full of love, I knew that he loved me but when you do, you must trust that person too but it felt like he didn't trust me.

"I swore a vow that I wouldn't tell anyone before it was sure." Alec said and anxiety overwhelmed me. What if there was something going on?

"I could possibly be the next head of institute here." Alec said and my eyes widened in surprise.

"What? Oh my god! That's fantastic!" I shouted happily and hugged Alec. I knew that Alec always admired the leadership. He wanted something like that more than anything and knowing that he can probably get it, made me truly so happy.

"Thank you but please, don't tell anyone. I am not sure yet." Alec said and I nodded.

"You have my word, Alexander." I said playfully and laughed. He shook his head.

"I hope you mean that, Clarissa." He answered playfully back. I kissed him gently again before we both of us left the room.

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