"Bro, what happened to your eyes? Did you sleep? You look like a zombie in distress." Said Torin as soon as he saw Zach at the training grounds.
Zach's face crumpled. Torin was right. He looked very haggard, as dark circles were visible under his eyes because he had suffered from sleepless nights for almost three days in a row.
'It's all her fault.' Zach complained inwardly.
Keira Chan haunted him with her words that kept replaying in his dreams. The worst part was not only that her voice was bugging him but her face that was appearing in his dream at the same time; the exact scenario that happened that night.
"Do you know any sleeping pills that I can take?" He asked Torin instead on answering the latter's question.
"Seriously, bro? But why? Is it because of Field Marshal Chan's daughter? I mean did something happen when you're alone? Did you feel an impact?" Torin asked in sequence, curiosity was killing him at that time.
This was the first time he saw Zach act weird like this.
Zach narrowed his eyes at Torin and said, "Do you want to experience a great impact right now, Torin?"
Torin pursed his lips but smiled at Zach after. "Alright, let me get you a prescription at the Medical Center," Torin offered, he was obviously in a good mood.
Zach arched an eyebrow when he noticed that there was something different about Torin.
"Did something good happen?" He asked as he continued to scan the training grounds where the cadets were preparing the area, as planned by Jeru, for the final challenges for those who had already passed the medical tests.
"Yeah… I'm inspired, Bro, and decided to embark on a journey to capture a very elusive fox." Torin said laughing.
Zach sniggered and said, "Torin, you are always on a journey to capturing a fox but nothing happens. Why don't you just change your tactics and wait for the fox to be lured instead and…"
He abruptly paused because Keira's face suddenly popped out before him.
'Did I lure you, Gen. Zach? I don't take a 'NO' for an answer.' Keira said, her words accompanied by her sweet smile.
He swiftly shook his head. He would go crazy if this continued.
"Damn!" He hissed and Torin heard him.
"What? Hey, are you alright? Are you perhaps talking to yourself now? Is that Keira Chan's effect? Now, I'm curious what has really happened inside that room. Hmm, I'm sure there's somethi…"
"Shut up, Torin, and check the vicinity. See if everything is set-up properly!" Zach instructed, not letting Torin speak further.
"Relax, bro… What you're feeling is very normal for a man who had a night alone in the same room with a very beautiful young and alluring woman not to…" Torin defended but paused when Zach threw daggers at him with his piercing eyes.
"Okay, bro, I'll stop and leave you at peace now," Torin said laughing, he was so amused with the conflicted look on Zach's face as if he was having a hard time figuring himself out.
'I'm sure he is in a dilemma.' Keira thought as she giggled on her own.
Mrs. Chan shook her head and looked at her husband. They were all in the living room, watching the news.
Field Marshal Chan gestured to his wife, signaling her to open the topic about the dinner invitation from Liu Family.
Mrs. Chan arched an eyebrow as she crossed her arms and glared at her husband, her eyes were saying, 'You tell it to your daughter. It's your call because you're the head of the family.'
Field Marshal Chan scratched his head and looked at Keira who was obviously daydreaming at that time.
"Dear…" he whispered, but Keira did not notice it so he repeated with a clearer voice, "Dear, the Lius invited us for a dinner in their ancestral mansion this coming Saturday. They want to talk about marriage…" but there was still no response.
"Keira Chan! Are you listening!" Field Marshal Chan's voice startled Keira.
"Yes, Dad?" She asked.
"I said we will be talking about marriage…" he said, making sure to point the topic to Keira.
Keira smiled sweetly, "Oh, yes, Dad, I don't mind getting married."
Field Marshal Chan and Mrs. Chan exchanged meaningful glances.
"Dear, are you sure you don't mind getting married to Liu, Jeru Liu?
"What?! Who says I'm gonna marry that one?" Keira burst out when she heard an unexpected name.
"You!" Answered her parents in chorus.
"Are you here with us, Keira? I've been saying that the Lius has invited us for dinner to talk about the marriage between families, you and Jeru." Field Marshal Chain repeated to his daughter.
Keira stared at her father with wide eyes. She was out of herself that she thought her dad was referring to Zach when she heard the word marriage.
"Why are you telling it only now? Wait? Have you agreed on that absurd arranged marriage, Dad?" Keira asked as she looked intently at her dad.
Her dad would never agree with anything unless he had no choice.
Her eyebrows arched as she figured out what had happened by just staring at him.
"Okay… I get it. Don't worry I will take care of that family." She said with a firm voice.
"Dear, I have to remind you not to put your father in an uncertain position. The Lius are not someone we can easily offend, especially Old Madam." Mrs. Chan explained.
Keira creased an eyebrow.
"Don't worry, Mom. I got it, and, Dad..." Keira said and turned to her father.
"You know me. If I set my mind on certain things, it's marked. Same goes to a person… So whatever happens, trusts your daughter, okay? I will take care of the Lius and just don't agree with anything."
Field Marshal Chan sighed and Keira gave him a wink.
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