Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Drink... Page 2

One lazy afternoon, Jayden found himself jogging through town. He found he enjoyed his jogs. It was a great time for reflection and solitude, peace and tranquility. No pressures, no expectations and no phone.

He narrowed his eyes spotting a woman in trouble. The man beside her was in a bit of a panic. He debated crossing the street, avoiding the whole situation moments before he heard her cry out in pain. “Ooooooooooooooooow!” His eyes widen, he recognizes her voice. Picking up his pace he reaches her in time to hear his idiotic ramblings.
“Holy boop! You cant’ have a baby on the street!”
“He he hoo. He he hoo.” Panic took over, the pain was not lessening, it was becoming more intense. “You… hoo… are, he he… not hoo…helping!”

The man beside her did not stop, he began panicking even more. “Holy boop, holy boop. Dude! What do we do?”
She holds her belly with both of her hands, rubbing it and groaning. “Nothing…. he he… uuuuuuh! Go away!”
Jayden approached cautiously, taking in the scene before him. He made eye contact with the woman, she appeared to be looking right through him, not seeing him at all. She was so focused. He turns to the panicking man, “Call the police department, not 911. Ask for Officer Hank…” He stares at Pauline, “What is his last name?”
Pauline cries out once more, the pain ripping through her.

Jayden tries to get through to her again, “Pauline! What is Hank’s last name?”
Pauline breathes, and huffs, “Off… Off… uhhhh… Hank Prescoooooooott…” Tears were in her eyes, threatening to fall. She could barely stand let alone move of her own volition.
“Right. Call the police department, ask for Officer Hank Prescott, tell him his wife-”
“Right, his fiancée is in labor and he is needed at the hospital, ASAP.”
Without waiting to see if he did as asked, Jayden hails a cab, scoops up Pauline and puts her in the back seat. The cabbie takes one look and groans. “Lemme guess, the hospital?”
Jayden gives him an apologetic grin and nods. “Sorry man, I suggest you step on it.”

Arriving at the hospital, Jayden fumbles for his missing wallet and looks apologetically at Pauline. She hands him her wallet and struggles out of the taxi. Paying the man, he shrugs and follows her. “Pauline, your wallet. Listen good luck.”
Pauline’s eyes widen, her head whips around in utter dismay. “You can’t leave me like this. I can’t do this alone.”
Jayden was torn. He knew she needed him. Yet there she was, the first of many women in this town that used him. He shook his head and chuckled at himself. He hadn’t exactly been the model person either. “Fine. Let’s go.”
Pauline was relieved, “Thank you, Alex.”

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I'll take that drink now.

They stood quietly looking out at the horizon. It was a comfortable silence. The wind blowing softly across the water brought a taste of salt in the air. He closes his eyes and inhales deeply, a smile playing on his lips. “I love this land.” He broke the silence at last. He looked over at her and cocks his head. She has a troubled look on her face he hadn’t noticed. “What’s wrong?”
She shrugs her slender shoulders, “It is a nice plot you have. Only its still so bare and lonely.” She looks up at him with her sad eyes, “You’re lonely, Jayden. When are you going to admit it to yourself?”
He shrugs his broad shoulders in a noncommittal fashion and turns his attention back to the sea. “What is the hurry? I’m not ‘really’ lonely. I have friends… I have women…”
She sighs and shakes her head. “Yes, you have friends and they’re all women. Soon you’ll be the joke of the town. The go to man for any woman with cold feet. Engaged to be married? Just hook up with ‘Alex’ to reconfirm your love to your special man.”
“Maybe but it happens more often than not. Why do you let this happen to you?”

“Jayden, I’m not real. You and I are perfect together because you have nothing to lose. Nothing is at stake. I can’t break your heart. I can’t be unfaithful… and there is one other thing I can’t do…”
He raises an eyebrow, his curiosity getting the better of him, he knows the answer yet the temptation to ask eats at him. He shakes his head, “No. I know. I don’t need to hear it.”
“That’s just it, Jayden. You do need to hear it. I can see in your soul. I know you’re hurting. I know… and I understand.” She leans forward, touching her forehead to his. They stand quietly in reflection. They know she’s right. He’s been fighting it for some time. “Let her go, Jayden. Just let her go.”
He wanted to lash out, he wanted to tell her she was wrong. Only she wasn’t. He is holding on to the memory, to the love he thought he had. “Okay.”
“I’ll miss you.”
“Wait.” He looks in to her eyes, her image begins to fade. “No! Too soon, I can’t do this.”
She kisses his forehead and vanishes.


Jayden took a good long hard look at his life. The first thing to go was his side job. Too many women were seeking him as their personal trainer, most with ulterior motives; a few sought him as a legitimate trainer. It became harder and harder to distinguish between the two. He was becoming someone he not only didn’t recognize, but someone he didn’t like. He decided to focus once more on his goals.

This gave him time to train, to jog, and to focus on work at the stadium ultimately it won him a spot on the AAA soccer team. He still jogged every morning. He glanced across the street spotting Judy and her girls deep in conversation. He grinned at them amazed at how the cliché held true. Time does fly and the children are growing so quickly. Judy looked up in time to see him approach. She raised her hand in greeting, waving him over.
Jayden hesitated, his pace slowed a step. He glanced at his ‘home’ and back at the girls. He was so close. Judy was a good woman, and a good friend. He picked up the pace once more and headed across the street.

Jayden flashed his grin, extending his hand cordially, “Judy! Always a pleasure to see you. What brings you to this side of town?” He grins at her daughters, he would recognize them in a crowd but he could never remember their names.
“Alex, I was hoping to run in to you. I haven’t seen you in weeks. I was starting to think the rumors were true.”
Jayden’s grin faltered, “Rumors?”
Judy laughed, “Poor choice of words? Its just an expression. How have you been? I hear you’re playing at the stadium these days. Just think I know a real athlete. Does that make me famous?”
Jayden laughed with her and waggled his eyebrows, “You would have to be caught in scandalous photographs with me in order for that to happen.”
The girls looked at their mother and then at Jayden and giggled. Judy blushed deeply and shoo’d the girls away. “Not going to happen!”

Judy smacked his arm playfully, “The things you say!”
They both laughed easily. Judy was one woman Jayden could relax around. She was very happily married and never looked at Jayden as prey.
“So what ‘are’ you doing on this side of town?”
Judy nodded towards her daughters, “Angel has a project for school. She’s required to find specimens of specific foliage. We’ve been to every park in Sunnyvale and this is our last hope. Thankfully I think she found what she’s looking for on that lot of yours. I was hoping…”
Jayden glanced over his shoulder at his ‘home’ and back at Judy. “I have something Angel needs?”
“Ew!” They both looked at Angel then at each other before breaking down laughing again.
“Let’s rephrase that shall we? If there is anything that can help Angel for her school project, she’s welcome to it.”
“Thanks, Alex.” Angel waves at him and runs across the street towards his lot followed closely by her tag-along little sister. Their voices carry across the lot to the adults, “Stop it! Just the leaf… No, not that one!”

Judy looks at Jayden, her eyes soften, “You look terrible.”
Jayden’s head shoots up, taken aback. “Terrible? Me? I’ve been working out. I must stink to the heavens. Sorry about that.”
Judy shakes her head, “No silly. It’s your eyes. Something’s wrong. Tell me?”
Jayden grins lowering his head once more, “You’ve been a good friend, Judy. I don’t think you can help me with this one.”
Judy watches him and harrumphs, “I know that look only too well. You need a woman.”
Jayden loses it in spite of himself, he throws his head back with laughter and clutches his stomach before he regains control. “That is such a ‘guy’ thing to say.”
Judy smacks his arm once more, “That isn’t what I meant… but you could probably use that to.”

Jayden shakes his head, “I appreciate your concern. You may be right… but right now, I need to get my life together. What do I have to offer a woman, but an empty… ish lot, a broken man, and a great garden with a view?”
Judy smiles sympathetically, “I know there is a woman out there that would jump at the chance of healing that broken man. Stop selling yourself short, Alex. You’ve got a lot to offer a woman. I’m going on a limb here, but I’m guessing a woman hurt you once and you’re gun shy now. Well let me just tell you, take a chance again. Not all women are heartless. Some of us are down right nice.”
Jayden smiles at Judy and contemplates what she’s said, he can’t argue her logic. Stereotyping every woman in town as a manipulative, heartless, bitch was getting him no where fast and he did want a good woman in his life. “I’ll tell you what, Judy. You find a woman as fantastic as you are. I’ll give her a chance… deal?”
“I’m being serious!”
Jayden shrugged, “Me too. I’m running late for work. You find her and let me know!” He waves over his shoulder and crosses the street towards his ‘home’.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wrong... Page 2

“Sorry about that. A client required my immediate attention. Now as I mentioned this is the meeting area, behind you is the community kitchen. All the food is paid for by the dues you pay monthly so no need to worry about having money on you while working out.” He flashes a smile, “It is rather convenient that way.”
Whitney smiled sweetly at him, “That is convenient. So do clients call you often?”
“Occasionally, usually only to set up appointment times, I have a full time job and don’t train others as often as I once had. My schedule remains pretty intense.”
She bites her lip thoughtfully, “I appreciate you making the time to meet with me.”
Jayden flashes his smile, “My pleasure.” He winks at Kaylynn who glanced up from her homework. She giggles at Jayden and waves. “As you can see it is a great place for families as well.”
“Uh huh…”

He could tell he was losing her. Just as well, he wasn’t sure he could take on another client right now, even if the money was good. “You mentioned you have a specific goal in mind. Mind if I ask what that would be?”
Whitney perks up, “Oh yes. I need to be perfect before my wedding!” She extends her hand to him showing her ring with pride. Jayden feigns interest. Another one… great.
“Congratulations. Perfection is an admirable goal to shoot for.” His eyes flick over her body measuring her up and mentally creating a work out schedule for her. “When is the big day?”
“I have 6 months from tomorrow.” She bites her lip and wrinkles her nose. “Do you think you can help me?”
“You’d have to work out at least three times a week.” He narrows his eyes and gives her a once over again, “Possibly five towards the end adding in yoga along with the cardio and toning.”
“Yoga? Really?”

Jayden finds his mind drifting back to his phone call and stares at Whitney, “What? Oh yoga, yes. It is great for your mental health as well as your body. You’d be surprised.” His eyebrows knit as he drifts once more.
Whitney leans in having lowered her voice, “I heard yoga can be very… intense.” She begins blushing, “They even say that the stretching can make you more uh… limber.”
Jayden looks at her blankly trying desperately to catch up with her ramblings. “Uh… ya.” He brushes his hand through his hair. “Yoga has some definite benefits. I strongly suggest it.”

Whitney bites her lip and bats her eyes, “Will you be teaching me yoga, Alex?” Her breath brushes lightly against his cheek as she spoke to him.
“I need you to stay away from my baby, Alex! Promise me.” Jayden’s head snaps up, what did she just say? He shook his head to clear his thoughts. Jayden was feeling so lost. That nagging in the back of his head, finally got his attention but good. That is what is missing from his life.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Sorry wrong number.

Work has become a new part of his daily routine. Meeting the coaches and some of players while he assisted in the field upkeep was turning out to be beneficial. He made some good contacts and has made an impression on the coaches as a reliable ‘go-to’ guy.
Now that he’s got a job things were rolling along for Jayden. He had a steady income, along with his personal trainer income, he had his lot, he found a floor plan which allowed room for growth and construction was to begin soon. Something was still missing and it nagged at the back of his mind.

He apologizes to the young lady as his phone rang again. She tries to smile yet is clearly annoyed at being interrupted. “I’ll be right with you. Why not take a look at the meeting area. You’re sure to find some refreshments if you’d like.”
With that he turns his back on her intent on answering his insistent phone as it annoyingly rings once more. “Armstrong.” He snaps, his voice was a bit harsher and impatient than intended.
Jayden tenses at once. Why didn’t he look at the caller ID before answering? He always looks. Keep it simple, keep it forward, get off the phone and back to work. He clears his throat before responding, “Speaking.”
“I’m sorry if I’m interrupting anything important…” she momentarily hesitates feigning concern.
Jayden smirks, “Right. What can I do for you?”
You could almost hear Pauline’s discomfort. “I won’t keep you long. I just wanted to tell you Hank postponed our wedding.”
Jayden’s smirk fades. His brow knits in thought.

How to respond to this bit of news? While he was curious as to Hanks reasons, he was also acutely aware of the young woman trying to get his attention. There is also the question of why was Pauline calling him to give him this news personally? What is her game? What did she intend to accomplish with this insight she has given?
“Alex?” Pauline sighs exaggeratedly, “Alex did you hear me?”
Jayden’s mind raced, “Yes, I heard you.” He paused as a thought struck him, Hank knows. He shrugs his broad shoulders, water under the bridge if he does. It happened months ago.
Pauline’s voice raised an octave or two as panic sets in. “Is that all you’re going to… Hank is suspicious. He won’t straight out accuse me, but he gives me odd looks… not to mention… well…”
“Pauline, now isn’t a good time. I am with a potential client.”

Her shrill voice pierced through his ear as her panic hits an all time high, “Client? You’re worried about your client as my world falls apart? Alex, I’m pregnant!”
Jayden’s eyebrows raise, his eyes widen in utter surprise and he finds he’s utterly speechless. “I… you’re…”
Pauline has lost control and breaks down in tears, her sobs muffle her mutterings in to incoherent rants. Jayden lets out his breath slowly still taking in everything she had said up until he couldn’t understand her any more. “Pauline…” He tries several times to break through to her over her grumbling. “Calm down, Pauline. I haven’t a clue what you’re rambling on about.”

“I don’t know what to do, Alex!”
“Pauline, relax. Things will work out. Hank loves you. He will come around and be a good dad.” Jayden had lowered his voice in order to keep others from listening in. Last thing he needed was the rumors to start.
“I can’t lose Hank, I won’t… I… I just won’t!” Pauline breaks down in to fresh tears. “I need you to stay away from my baby, Alex! Promise me.”
Jayden was floored. Did they use protection? His mind raced backwards trying desperately to remember if he had, only to come up blank. He couldn’t recall. They must have. Surely…

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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“I’m heading to the gym. Are you gonna be okay?”
“Y-yes.” She hesitates before taking his hands in hers, “I’m not sorry I called you, Alex.”
“It’s cool Pauline. You belong with Hank. We both know it. Don’t stress yourself out about last night. It never happened. You had too much to drink, I only brought you here so you could sleep it off.” He gave her hand a soft squeeze, “It’s all good.”
Pauline was so torn, she looked up at him gratefully, her eyes haunted. “You’re really one of the good ones Alex. If only…”
Jayden chuckles, “I’m not ‘good’, Pauline.” He pulls her in to his embrace, their eyes locked, his hands resting easily and familiarly on her lower back. Their bodies meshing together naturally, “I just know you belong with Hank… that’s all. No more tempting me… I may not say no… then where will you be?”

Pauline didn’t fight him, she didn’t move away nor break his intense gaze, her finger tips slid lightly up and down his strong arms. She struggled with her wants and needs. Her breathing became more erratic as her heart raced, “Right where I am now. In your arms, seconds away from your lips, steps away from your bed…” She lifts her lips to him in an offering, she wanted those lips, she wanted to feel them once more… sober… to memorize each moment, for they will be the last time she will ever taste him or touch him again.
Jayden growled deeply, his lips on her exposed neck. He could feel her racing heartbeat. His voice husky, “Pauline…”
She pressed her body against his, moving against his groin, whispering her need to him. Her pert breasts rubbed against his hard chest, her nips grew harder with her excitement, “Please, Alex. Don’t deny me. After this I go back to Hank… I need this… I need you.”

Their kiss was hot, deep, sensual and animalistic in their need for each other. Their hands roaming each other’s bodies, her nails raking across his back, he hisses as he lifts her tiny frame. Instantly she wraps her legs around his waist, clinging to him as he staggers towards the bed. “No mercy, Alex. Make me remember this day forever.”

Jayden tosses her across the bed, tears off his sweats, before using his body to pin her down, “No mercy?” He smiles mischievously, a hard glint in his steely eyes, “You’ll be begging me to stop…”
She gasps in delight, “Promise?”
“Promise.” He positions himself between her supple thighs, she lifts her hips urging him to take her and keep his promise.

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Duty calls

Bills, bills, more bills… he opens the lid of the trash can and rifles through the mail. Bill, tucks it under his arm; junk, tosses it in the trash; he continues through the mail until one catches his eye. He stops, reads the return address once more and his eyes widen.
Quickly he opens the envelope, half expecting it to be a straight out rejection. After all, what does he know about caring for a soccer field? His eyes scan the letter picking out key words here and there until they reach near the end, he finds the words he was looking for. “Yes!” He pumps his fists in the air dropping the bills on the ground. They’ll have to wait until his first paycheck anyhow. ‘Paycheck’ ah the word has a great ring to it. He is finally gainfully employed. While it isn’t the job of a life time, it is a paying job and that is what counts. Looking around his lot he can’t help but grin. Things are definitely looking up.
His mind races with ideas of his future home. Living room here, a dining room there, maybe a bedroom over there and a bathroom or three scattered around for convenience. Later a garage can be built off to the side, with a car or two inside. He closed his eyes envisioning his future home. His thoughts shatter as his phone rings.

His cell phone rings again. He recognizes the number showing on the caller ID immediately. Clicking the phone he answers, “Armstrong.”
“Hi Alex!” His eyebrow quirks in amusement her usual sing song voice on the other end is a bit slurred and exaggerated tonight.
“And what are you up to tonight?”
“I need you.” A small crash of glass can be heard in the background and a bit of cursing. Jayden chuckles as he listens, her voice urgent and lowered, she rushes on, “oh my stars, Alex! I can’t do it. I need your help. I don’t know where I put my car and…” a long pause is heard as she gathers her thoughts, “I think I had too much…”
He rolls his eyes and laughs, he finally gets a few more details out of her and instructs her to stay put. “Don’t move. I’ll be right there.”

Jayden sits quietly in the back of the cab. The cabbie doesn’t bother with small talk, simply concentrating on the windy road from his lot towards downtown. He shoots a questioning look at Jayden but doesn’t question him further. No point really, he’s getting paid regardless of what his intentions are. He takes another quick glance making note of any distinguishing features just in case.
Jayden does his best to ignore the cabby. Breathing a sigh of relief as the bistro comes in sight. Just as directed he sees her standing where she was, not moving… much… he makes note of her sway as she struggles to stand still.
“Keep the meter running, I have to pay her tab…” He tosses §5 on the front seat, “your tip gets bigger the longer it takes me to get back to you. Deal?”
The cabby raises an eyebrow, grabs the money and looks at the small wad in his hand. He shrugs noncommittally, “You’re the boss.”

Jayden steps out of the cab, walks towards her. She spots him and squeals happily. “You came for me!” Her words drawn out and slurred, he shakes his head.
“Of course I did. I still don’t know why you called me… but I can’t leave a friend to her own devices… especially when you’re as drunk as you are.”
She stomps her foot in protest, knocking her balance off kilter she sways and pouts, “I. am. not. not… drunk!”

Jayden sighs and walks past her towards the bistro to pay for any tab she may have. She can owe him… oh she owes him… she owes him big for this one. “Meter is running Pauline. How much do you owe them?”
“Owe who?”
Jayden shoots her a glance and stifles a laugh. “You may want to stay in the fresh air, it will do you some good. I’ll be right back.” Just inside the bistro, Jayden met up with the host and updated him on the situation, offering to pay Pauline’s tab and for any damages she may have caused.

“Let’s go.”
“Home, Pauline, I’m taking you home…” She pouts like a little girl, her pigtails accentuating the childish act, Jayden can’t help but grin, “Where is Hank? Why didn’t you call him?”
“He’s on duty.” She waves a dismissive hand, “I can’t bug him with my immature, behavior every time I want attention.”
“You’ve got that memorized. I take it he’s said it often.”

“Alex? Take me home… please…”
“That’s what I’m trying to do. Come on. Let’s get you home.”
Pauline looks at him with wild eyes, shakes her head rapidly, her pigtails flailing back and forth, “Nooooooooo… I don’t want to be alone, please don’t make me.” She flings her body to his, pressing her body against him and clings to him desperately. Jayden wraps his arms around her keeping her on her feet. Her whimpers muffled in his chest.
Jayden sighs, “you should have called Hank.”

“Come on, lets get you home.”
“Your home?”
Jayden stares at her for a moment and shrugs, “Ya come on…”
Pauline squeals in delight once more and bounces, “Thank you! It wont be horrible, you’ll see!”

They sat quietly on the ride back to his lot. ‘It won’t be horrible.’ Jayden glances her way once more wondering what ‘it’ is and why it would be horrible in the first place.
She sits anxiously, oo’ing and aw’ing at each house they pass. “Hey that’s the Laandgrab house!” She points excitedly, jabbing at the window.
Jayden chuckles, “I know. They’re my neighbors.”
She gawks at their home, wide eyed and innocently, “Really?”

Pauline squirms in her seat excitedly, “What are they like? Are they nice? I think they would be snooty. I mean they’re so rich!”
Jayden raises an eyebrow, watching her skirt hike higher and higher on her bare thighs. His thoughts of chivalry far from his mind at that moment, he reaches over placing his hand on her knee, sliding it up her supple thigh.
“Oh!” Pauline is clearly taken by surprise by his sudden interest and bats her eyes at Jayden. She takes hold of his hand guiding it under her skirt, sliding closer to him on the back seat. His eyes never leaving her body, she watches him for a reaction.
He playfully tugs at her panties, “We’re here.”
She whimpers and tugs at the cab door leaving Jayden to settle things with the cabby.

Pauline looks at the mostly empty lot a bit confused, she sways on her feet and turns to Jayden for answers. “What happened to your house?”
Jayden shrugs, “I haven’t built it yet. The land is paid for and eventually I’ll build a suitable house.”
Pauline steps closer falling in to his arms, “So you live on your lawn… we can make love under the stars…”
“Whoa, slow down Pauline… there will be no ‘love making’ under the stars or otherwise. You need to sleep this off.”

Jayden held her to him, he fought his urges but his body betrayed him. He tried everything he could think of to stifle his urges, his mind raced from one disgusting thing to another, ‘dead babies, Agnes Crumplebottom,’ his manhood stirred, okay maybe not Agnes.
She giggled and moved her hips against him, “Something tells me you don’t want me to sleep it off either.”
“Pauline…” He tried dissuading her, his words fell on deaf ears.

Pauline moans softly, “Alex, don’t make me beg…”
Jayden sighs knowing his own needs and desires are matching hers. He would rather she be fully aware when he took her but there is always the morning for round 3 or 4. “What if I want you to beg, Pauline? What if that’s exactly what I want you to do?”
She whimpers once more, “Then I’ll beg… is that what you want?”
He grins mischievously, his lips inches from hers, “No. It isn’t what I want, Pauline.”
Her voice soft, breathless, “What do you want, Alex?”

Jayden pulls her in to his embrace, pressing their bodies together. He kisses her deeply, tasting the alcohol on her lips. Their tongues dancing the dance of passion and hunger. His hands roam lower taking hold of her ass, he pulls her to him, letting her feel how much he wants her.


“Jayden, what are you doing?”
He looks at her stunned, “What do you mean, what am I doing?”
She looks behind her pointedly and back at him, “You know what I mean.” She takes a bite of her burger, chewing thoughtfully. “I thought better of you. I suppose I gave you too much credit.”
He stares at her dumbfounded, “Give me a break! She threw herself at me. I didn’t pursue her, that was all her doing.” He takes a big bite and begins chewing defiantly.
She stares at her tasteless sandwich in thought, “Perhaps… perhaps not… your flirting was far from innocent. You led her on. If you hadn’t, you wouldn’t have been the one she called and you aren’t the one who she called out to…” She looks over her shoulder once more, setting her burger on the plate. “She loves Hank. You both know that. She’s going to regret this in the morning. Are you willing to let her go back to him when the sun rises?”

He looks back at his sleeping self, noting how she had moved out of his arms. “I haven’t had a warm body in my bed in a long time. I guess I just wanted that again.”
She laughs in amusement, “That isn’t all you wanted again… but yes, that is something you crave.”
“Why are you doing this?” He looks back at her, puts his tasteless burger down and waits for an answer. “Why now? You’ve never done this to me before.”

She shrugs and smiles, “You’ve never brought a woman home before. You’ve been, in your own demented way, faithful to that ungrateful bitch back in Riverview.”
Jayden burst out laughing, “Okay now I know you’re my dream girl and all, but seriously, that was harsh.” He shakes his head still chuckling and leans back, “So now what? What am I going to do with that one?” He nods behind him towards the sleeping duo.
“You already know the answer to that.” She pulls her knees up and hugs them to her, she stares at him thoughtfully, “Not that you’ll listen to me. You’ve already made up your mind…”
Jayden grins quietly, he lay back on his elbows and looks up at the stars, “Perhaps.”
She laughs and smacks his leg, “You are going to burn in hell.”
“Been there, done that… they have a room reserved just for me.”

Jayden reaches out and pulls her towards him, kissing her neck softly, his arm snugly wrapped around her middle before he bites her shoulder playfully. She moans softly as she stirs, groaning instantly as the sun is rising and becoming brighter every minute. Disoriented, she opens her eyes, visually taking in her surroundings. She gasps as bits and pieces of the night’s events come flooding back to her.
“Did we…” She left the question hanging unsure how to approach the subject. She closes her eyes, willing the answer to be yes, yet dreading it at the same time. He chuckles softly in to her neck.
“It couldn’t have been that memorable if you have to ask.” Jayden moves his hand from her waist to her hip giving it a quick squeeze before attempting to roll over.
“I thought I was dreaming! It was such a vivid dream!”
Jayden laughs and smacks her ass. “It wasn’t a dream, Pauline.”

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