By Worthy stories

Episode 21

Clara’s pov

I bit my lower lip.
“Cara Mia”, I heard him say as he pulled away from my neck and looked at me.

We are staring into each other eyes for a minute and felt him release my bottom lip from my teeth that are assaulting it.

He came up to peck me. He suddenly pulled away and looked at my face. He just kept staring.

The beautiful smile on his face disappeared and is replaced with a serious expression.

I looked at him with a confused expression. He shook his head and sat up on the bed. I sat up along with him while covering myself with the pillow beside me.

“Dalton? What happened?”, I asked with worry etching in my every word. He looked back at me.

He is having a worried and tensed expression. I moved closer to him. I lifted my hand to caress his face. He saw it and got up from the bed.


He went and stood near the glass wall that is facing the swimming pool and continued to look outside.

What happened suddenly? Did I do something wrong? I got up from the bed and took the gold colour bed sheet on the bed and covered myself with it.

I went up to him and put my hand on his broad shoulder. He turned around to face me with a hard face. My worry increased.

“Dalton. Did I do something wrong? I mean…. I know I am not good at this. You know since this my first time. I-“, I started explaining nervously as he cut me off.

“Cara, you did nothing wrong. I am happy that this is your first time”, he said looking at me.

“Then what happened?”, I asked while clutching the sheets to my chest and moving closer to him. I put my hands on his chest.

He looked down at me for a minute and pulled away from me. He went and sat on the edge of the bed with his head down and his fingers entwined. He is tensed about something. I can clearly see it. I went to him.

“Look, I am sorry for forcing you to do this. If you don’t want to…. it’s…. it’s okay. I…. I will…. I am sorr-“, he cut me off by standing and putting his forefinger on my lips.

“Clara! Don’t say you are sorry. You don’t know how happy I am today.

Today is the best day of my life! You said you love me. No happiness in my life is compared to what I am feeling right now. You were even ready to give yourself to me! I can see how much you trust me”, he explained.

“Then tell me what is wrong?”, I demanded.
He hesitated. he looked away not wanting to meet my gaze. He was about to walk away when I held his hand and pulled him back. His eyes met mine.

“Please tell me”, I pleaded him with my eyes. He looked down and sighed. He looked back up at me. He looked into my eyes.

“I am scared”, he confessed.
“What?”, I asked with a confused face. Scared? Why is he scared?

What is he scared of? That too now?
“I am scared of hurting you”, he said looking down. Hurting me? Why would he hurt me?

“Hurting me? I know it is my first time Dalton. But I am ready for it. You will not hurt me. You will only make me happy.

Very happy. You have nothing to be scared of”, I explained while holding his face. He just kept looking at me for a minute.
“I am so happy to hear that. Bu that is not what I am scared of”, he said and I am confused again.

“Then what?”, I asked while going to the chair that is near the desk, which is having my bathrobe and took it before wearing it. He sat on the bed again.

I went and sat beside him.
He just sighed looking down. What is bothering him so much?

“Dalton. Do you trust me?”, I asked him while taking his left hand and entwining our fingers. I put my other hand on them.

“Of course Cara Mia. There is no one in the world I trust more than I trust you. I trust myself with you. I trust you about everything”, he said looking into my eyes making me know that he saying the truth and he wanted me to believe. I caressed his face.

“Then tell me what is the thing that is bothering you”, I said like I am asking a baby. He took his hand away from my grip and rubbed his face with both of his hands. What is the thing? Why is he so stressed

I just sat beside him.
“I am scared of losing you”, he said after a while.
“Losing me? Why would you lose me? Dalton, I love you. Okay? I am not leaving you. I won’t”, I said while making him look at me.
“I know”.
“Clara, I….”, he trailed off.
“What is it? You can tell me anything”, I said assuring him. He stood up suddenly.

“Clara, everyone that is with me, leaves me at the end! Not wanting to do so. But they all do. All die. I don’t want you to be one of them! Never!

I won’t let it happen!”, he said in a high voice. Not with anger. But something that I can’t point out. Fear. I stood up too. What is he talking about ?

“Dalton”, I said trying to go near him.
“No! I know I am a bad luck! I just, I don’t know why, but I wanted you to be mine. Forever. I can’t let you go.

But no! I can’t let anything happen to you! Not because of me! No! No!”, he almost shouted.
“Dalton! Stop it!”, I said loudly and went near him.
“No! I can’t let anyone this close”, he shouted.
“Dalton please. You are scaring me!”, I said worriedly and went to him. I put my hands on his shoulders.
“I am sorry Cara. I…. I just lost control. I don’t know what to do.

I can’t lose you. you mean so much for me to lose”, he said looking at me with tears in his eyes.

Tears? He is having tears in his eyes? Dalton is having tears in his eyes! No!

“I can’t lose you”, he said while pulling me close and hugging me. I hugged him back.

“I won’t go anywhere. Nothing will happen to me, Dalton. Look I am right here. Safe with you”, I said making him look at me as we pulled away.

“No. I don’t know how to explain this to you”, he said holding his head in both of his hands.

Tears rolled down his cheeks. He went to the desk in the room and took the photo frame of his parents.

He kept looking at it while walking near me. His tear fell on the frame. My own tears welled in my eyes by looking at him.

I can’t even understand what he is going throw? I will never, cause I am not in his place.

But I want to take away all of his pain. I can’t see him like this. He is so…. So vulnerable . He suddenly dropped on the bed again with the picture in his hands. Tears kept falling from his eyes.

I sat beside him slowly and put my hand on his shoulder fearing that he might break down any minute. He looked up at me from the photo. His eyes are filled with tears. Tears fell from my eyes too.

“Dalton”, I whispered.
“See. They are dead. They are the only two people that I loved more. They both left me.

Then my grandmother died before my father died. Whom I loved so much. Everyone I love dies Clara . I am…. I am just like that. I am not good for you. I may even kill you Cara”, he said looking at me.

“No Dalton! Nothing like that will happen. You are just looking at things badly. Nothing like that will happen”, I said while putting my hand on his.

“No Clara, you don’t-“, he started, but I cut him off.
“No Dalton, you don’t. I am not going anywhere. Look at me. Look into my eyes. I am right here. Don’t ever speak like that”, I said making him look into my eyes.

He put his head in my neck and let the tears fall. I put my hand around him. While rubbing his back.

“Dalton. I told you before. I am telling you again. I am there for you. I will always be”, I said while pecking his forehead as he lifted his head.

He looks so lost. My heart tugged and I can almost feel his pain. I wiped the tears off his face.

“Clara-“, he started as he saw me moving back on to the bed. I held his face in my hands.

“Look into my eyes. You know when I said that I love you, I didn’t just say it. I meant it with fibre in my body. I love you. I will take care of you baby”, I said and pecked his forehead again.

“How did I get so lucky?”, he asked looking into my eyes.
“Cause you are so good”, I said teasing him and giggled lightly trying to change the mood.

He put his head on my lap and held my waist. I put my hands in his hair, running my hands through it.

This is a different side of him. Like a person, I don’t know. He is so vulnerable. Is this what he is inside? I am shocked. I looked down at him and pecked his cheek as he fell asleep.

I love you so much, Dalton. I will never leave you..


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