My Beautiful Obsession, Chapter Sixteen, part seven

“I’m offering you everything I have to give, Sebastian,” she murmurs. “Is that really worth exchanging for, as you say, going out to movies like a couple? Conventional dating?” It sounds so childishly silly and trivial when she says it. Like condoms, or soda with a meal. Beneath her. I shake my head no again.…

My Beautiful Obsession, Chapter Sixteen, part six

Her eyes are still glowing with amusement and humor. “Come. Let’s enjoy our dinner, Bash,” she says to me.  Bash! Licking my lips, I nod, and pick up my knife and fork again. That makes her smile. “That’s better,” she encourages me. “I worry about you not eating enough.” “I eat just fine,” I say…