Today, we wish joy to all of the folks who will be celebrating the first night of Hanukkah (Chanukah), the Jewish Festival of Lights.
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note: HI EVERYONE! IDK WHAT I JUST WROTE BUT I’M SO SORRY FOR THE REALL UNRELATED AND RANDOM PLOT LINE THIS CHAPTER HAS. like… i just wrote down whatever came to my mind. anyways, the video will be up next week and the last chapter will also be posted next week tuesday! happy reading and take care -admin
The bright sunlight illuminated the room, early in the morning, disturbing my beauty sleep. I slowly opened my eyes to face Jaebum right beside me. His arms wrapped around my waist, holding me to his side. I looked at his handsome peaceful face and smiled to myself. This was the first time Jaebum ever stayed in bed with me. From the previous times we spent together, he would always leave my side. Today, the amount of joy of just seeing his face to wake up to was enough to make me decide to stay here. I can’t go back now, especially when someone I loved two years ago confessed to me.
“At least take a picture if you’re going to stare at me like that,” Jaebum croaked out, his eyes still closed but his mouth formed a smile.
I softly laughed under my breath as I buried my face in the croak of his neck, “I don’t like pictures. I like to live in the moment.”
“Take it all in, baby girl.” Jaebum said with his morning voice which was incredibly sexy. I propped myself up on my elbows to take a good look at his face. He flashed me a charming smile and grabbed my face to give me a quick kiss on the mouth.
“You look beautiful in the morning, (Y/N).” Jaebum smiled. I slapped him on the chest, shaking my head at his mushy comments as I felt my cheeks rise in color. Even though his comments were cheesy and mushy, it still made me feel fuzzy inside.
“Let go of me so I can get out of bed.” I shyly said as I tried to pry his hand away from my waist.
“Are you serious? Let’s me think of a few reasons why you should stay in bed with me.” He smirked at me as he scanned my face. Jaebum’s hands pulled me down in bed again as he rested his thumb on my cheek. His fingers roaming down to my lips as I flickered my eyes up to meet his. I could see a sly smile plastered on his face and I knew he had a few things up on sleeve already early in the morning.
“Reason number one. You’re unbelievably sexy in the morning especially when you’re currently naked in front of me.” Jaebum smirked, as his hands roamed further down my face and onto my neck. “Reason number two. With you being naked beside me, you know what that does to a man? And reason number three. Round two still needs to happen.”
“Those aren’t reasons, Jae.” I chuckled under my breath. “They’re more like statements and you implying that you want morning sex.”
“Glad you got my memo.” Jaebum said, flashing another charming smile. “If you don’t want morning sex, can you at least take care of the big guy down below?”
“Unbelievable,” I scoffed as I pushed my way out of his embrace and got out of bed, “You take care of it yourself. I have work.”
And with that, I walked away from Jaebum and his protests as I grabbed my shirt from the floor and headed towards the bathroom. It was definitely different from his last house from two years ago and more modern. His bathroom was too beautiful that I stood there, in the middle of the large room, and admired the beauty. My eyes wandered to the bathtub in the corner, in which I thought I would take a bath rather than taking a shower since the tub was gorgeous.
“God, how rich is he to afford all this stuff.” I mumbled to myself, walking towards the tub.
“I go to work, baby girl. Not to mention, I own a company.” Jaebum’s voice suddenly appeared from behind, causing me to jump slightly. I turned around to face Jaebum, as he held two towels in hand and walked over to me.
“No, you are not joining me.” I pointed my finger at him and gave him a mean stare. But he ignore my protests as he turned on the bathtub and started to make a bath. I whined and started to pout since I wanted my alone time in the bath. But Jaebum continued to fill up the bath and pour in the bath salt.
“Done.” He cutely smiled at me. It was rare that he would do anything cute towards me and I couldn’t help but just smile widely at his actions. Maybe, I’ll let him join me in bath. Jaebum stepped aside and I took that as a cue to step into the bath. Beforing entering the bath, I placed a finger under Jaebum’s chin and motioned him to join me as well.
I slipped into the tub and hummed from the way the hot water eases my sore muscles from last night. Jaebum joined me quickly after, slipping into the tub. I settled in between Jaebum’s legs as his strong arms wrapped around me. He massaged my arms and shoulders, making his way down to my inner thighs, softly drawing circles. Jaebum leaned down to press a kiss on my neck Almost immediately, I tilted my head to the side, granting him more access to my soft skin.
“Relax, baby girl. Let me take care of you.” Jaebum whispered in my ear, as his lips made their way to mine, kissing me softly. His fingers wandered down my stomach to my clit as he rubbed his fingers along my clit slowly, making me whimper into his mouth. He took this opportunity to slip his tongue in my mouth, making me moan from this sensation. Without warning, Jaebum plunged his fingers into me, making me gasp from his action. Jaebum moved significantly slow as I felt his hard cock poking at my back.
“Fuck.” Jaebum growled at my touch. My fingers wrapped around his shaft, moving at the pace he was pleasuring me at. His jaw dropped from the amount of pleasure he was receiving as he started to increase the pace of his fingers. I started to buck against his fingers as I was getting closer to my peak. But all the movements stopped when we heard a phone ring in the distant.
“Shit, that’s my phone.” I cursed, catching my breath from the harsh denial.
“I’ll go get it.” Jaebum stated, standing up from the tub and grabbing the towel from the side. I laid back in the tub, closing my eyes and took in deep breaths to calm myself down. Although I planned to have a peaceful bath, this was a much better feeling with Jaebum by my side.
“Here.” Jaebum said, handing me the ringing phone that rudely interrupted our time. “But before you pick up, I want you to stand up and lean against that wall.”
I took my phone from his hand and bit my lips. Doing what he demanded, I stood up from the bath and leaned against the cold wall, my hair and body dripping wet from the water. Jaebum grabbed me by the waist, forcing me to bend forward as he slowly slipped himself inside of me. His huge cock filling me up inside, remaining still as I swiped the screen on my phone.
“Hello?” I breathed out, trying to contain my moans as Jaebum started to move at a slow pace.
“(Y/N)?” Rose answered on the other end. “Are you feeling any better?”
“Yeah, I’m good.” I gave a quick short reply. Jaebum suddenly pulled out as he gripped my hips hard and plunged into my pussy again in one go, filling me to the hilt. I pressed my lips together trying not to moan while on the phone as he didn’t spare any mercy and began thrusting at a vicious pace, not giving me time to adjust to his size.
“We have a meeting today. Do you want me to pick you up?” Rose asked through the phone. I couldn’t focus on Rose while Jaebum fucked me hard from behind. It was hard to multitask since Jaebum hit all of my hidden nerves, making my hitch my breath as my nails scratched the beautiful walls of the bathroom.
“Talk to her.” Jaebum growled from behind, smacking my ass at the same time as he continued to assault my pussy. I bit my lips, trying so hard not to scream as he quicken his pace harder, and brisker, making my whole body shake as it led me to my peak faster.
“Sure,” I managed to breath out, “Just text me when you’re here. Sorry Rose, I gotta go.”
I hung up as I threw my phone to the side of the bathtub and let out loud moan. Jaebum brought his fingers up to my clit, rubbing it as the pitch of my voice got higher. Jaebum didn’t stop thrusting and rubbing my clit, making my knees buckle. The familiar knot at the pit of my stomach started to unravel as my orgasm hit me hard.
“Can you take one more?” Jaebum groaned, as he started to go harder and faster, my pussy swallowing his hard cock even tighter. I shook my head in response since the overstimulation was too hard for me to handle. Last night I could take it but, I was too sensitive to take other one right now. Jaebum understood my thoughts as he pulled out of me, pumping his cock to release himself. I sank back down in the tub, slightly pulling my hair as I tried to catch my breath.
“Are you okay?” Jaebum asked, as he slipped in beside me.
“Fuck.” I cursed, breathing heavily. “I’m okay but I think I need a break from your big friend down there.”
Jaebum chuckled as he kissed my shoulders, “Relax, baby. I don’t always crave for sex. Just your love is enough for me.”
Rose and I stood inside the big space inside of my soon-to-be store as I wandered around the building. I noted down a few things I wanted to fix and also made out a plan on where everything should go. Rose, who stood by my side, helped me with all the planning and made sure everything was organized. We brought in the shipped clothes and started lining everything up on the racks and shelves. The workers did an fantastic job on making this place look chic and modern. There were only a few things that I wanted to do before opening day involving the store. So the stress building up in me was something that would keep me up late at night.
“Opening day is two days from now.” Rose noted. “When should we book the tickets to go back?”
“I’m not going back.” I simply stated, looking at the clothes rack ahead of me.
“What? You have to go back though.” Rose cried out in disbelief.
“Rose, listen to me,” I said, turning towards her and grabbing her shoulder, “I can’t go back because I realized my life is here and not there.”
“Just a few days ago, you didn’t even want to come back here.” Rose sighed, brushing away my hands. “And now you’re saying you want to stay?”
“I ran away from here to forget my past. But the only thing remained was the feeling of love that I left behind here. When I fainted yesterday from the lack of sleep, I woke up at Jaebum’s hous-”
“He insisted on taking you home.” Rose interrupted. “Are you staying here because of him?”
I looked at Rose and smiled at her. Just by looking at me face, Rose already knew the answer to her question since it was obvious. I told Rose about Jaebum when we first met and how I missed the feeling of him being by my side. She said she wanted to see me happy with a guy just like Jaebum. And as best friends, and partners in business, she completely understood my reason. Although moving will be complicated, my happiness was something she and I seeked the most.
“Yes,” I smiled at her, “It’s because I love him.”
let’s remember today that anne boleyn was not just a victim, but someone who helped instigate the break from the church, held the first english peerage granted to a woman in her own right, pushed for bibles to be translated and available in vernacular, and gave outrageous sums of charity to the less privileged – to say nothing of her intelligence and bold courage, and how she was the doting mother of a little girl who would later preside over a golden age in england.
whatever your opinion of her, anne was a lively character who has resonated with people, particularly women, for ages.