Chapter 213 A Kiss in the Dark
As the music played, Kisa began to dance. She had gone for dance lessons after recovering. ‘It was funny how I couldn’t, for the life of me, learn how to dance in the past. I even thought that I had no talent for dance.’ But now, in less than half a month, Kisa knew how to ballroom dance. Maybe it was because she was young and did not try hard enough, or perhaps it was because she thought that as long as she had Gilbert, she could do it. Now that she had the goal of revenge in her mind, she was dedicated in everything she did.
The mysterious man danced very well. Every step he took was flawless, just like Gilbert had been back then.
Although Kisa did not get the steps mixed up, the dance was still a little hard for her to follow. Suddenly, someone bumped into her, and she forgot the steps. She staggered and fell into the arms of the mysterious man. His chest felt hard and strong, but it also held a sense of familiarity, making Kisa’s heart ache.
During her years in dance, she had also stumbled into Gilbert’s arms several times. Even though Gilbert always scolded her for being incompetent in dance, he patiently held her hand and led her till the end. ‘He was so nice back then, way better than how he is now,‘ she thought.
When she felt the pair of arms sink around her waist, Kisa fixed her mask and tried to recompose herself. “Sorry, someone bumped into me,” she said.
The man did not say a word. Instead, he just stared at her with a hot gaze.
Kisa tried to keep her anxiety down. She grabbed his chin, smiled flirtatiously, and said, “Why do you keep looking at me like this? What? Do you have feelings for me?”
The man grabbed her hand with one of his hands and tried to take off her mask with the other. Kisa was startled. She took two steps back subconsciously and said, “This is a masquerade ball, sir. The masks stay on.”
Suddenly, all the lights in the room went out, and everyone was shocked. Kisa knew that this was a part of the event, but she was still startled when the world around her plunged into darkness. The people around her also screamed in shock. No one was listening to what the host was trying to say, and there was a change of atmosphere at the ball.
Kisa could feel that she was being pulled into a hard embrace by brute force. She struggled and screamed, but her voice drowned in the lively atmosphere of the ball.
Then, Kisa felt a familiar breath on her lips. There was a terrifying madness to the kiss that was mixed with a hint of revenge. Kisa panicked.
Suddenly, the lights turned on. Kisa struggled to open her eyes immediately due to the bright light. When she started to get used to it and opened her eyes, the mysterious man was gone.
She hurriedly searched around the room, but she could not find him. It was as if the man had never appeared before, and the thrilling kiss was all in her imagination. She touched her lips. and felt the warmth from the kiss; her heart was distracted.
“Was the ball fun, sir?” Davian asked Gilbert as soon as he got into the car outside the villa. He noticed how emotional Gilbert had been since they came here, so he brought him to the ball, hoping it would relieve his mood.
Gilbert did not answer. Instead, he curled his lips and played with the mask in his hand.
Davian’s heart sank when he saw the strange smirk on Gilbert’s lips.