Thanks for everything Diego, Cori smiled as they walked slowly down the street.
It was fun to be with my old buddy, Diego nudged her in the shoulder lightly before shrugging, I missed you Im glad you are back.
Im glad to be back, she nodded slowly before stopping in front of the building.
This your place? Diego questioned seeing her nod slowly. Its pretty nice.
Thats because it is a hotel, she giggled as he laughed, I think you completely missed that there. You up for a drink or something I can make you one if you would like.
I should probably be going back to work, Diego sighed before shaking his head slowly, But I can give you a rain check.
Thats cool, she agreed before shrugging, I will just go up and watch some television or something.
You know, I think work could wait a little bit longer, Diego replied before taking in a deep breath, I would love to have a drink.
What? I thought you needed to go back, she reminded him of what he had just said earlier.
Forget about needing for them, I want to be with you a little bit longer, Diego frowned before following her through the lobby and into the elevator.
I am going to be here a long time, she replied winking at him, You are probably going to be so tired of me soon.
I doubt it, he denied her answer before looking over at her; I missed you too much.
I missed you too, she informed him before leaning back against the wall. I missed everyone. Sometimes work got a little too tough for me.
I understand what you mean, Diego agreed thinking about all the crazy things he encountered with his work. Sometimes work gets a little too crazy.
Isnt that the truth, Cori laughed as the elevator beeped and the doors opened as she began walking towards the door. Would you like some coffee or tea?
Coffee it is, he smiled before shaking his head as she led him into the hotel room. Wait no, tea.
Well which is it? Cori wondered with a laugh seeing him grin as she leaned against the wall.
Coffee is great, he made one last choice as she began walking towards the kitchen. Wait.
Which is it? Cori asked seeing him shrug. How about I surprise you or something? If I dont I dont think I will ever be leaving this room.
Alright, he agreed before taking a seat on the couch. Work didnt matter right now, he was with his friend and he deserved some time to just have fun.
What did you just say? Daves jaw practically dropped at
I came back to town to try to patch things up with you, but once I realized where Kayla would factor into the situation, I knew that it was hopeless. I felt like I had no choice, but to find a way to save her father when I saw him destroying himself so thats why I did what I did, she revealed taking a step back, Dave, I never meant for what happened that night before I left to happen, but the fact is that it did and I cant change it.
Are you saying that you and Ken had Dave found himself at a loss, trying to deal with the bombshell that shed dropped upon him.
She nodded, Neither one of us were looking for anything long term that night. We were just two lonely people comforting one another only while he got to move on with his life out of the deal, I wound up being a mother.
Why didnt you Dave blinked back at her, Why didnt you say anything sooner?
Because I knew youd hate me for what I did to you, Carly replied honestly, feeling her heart sink, And I couldnt bear the thought of you looking at me like youre looking at me right now. I couldnt deal with your hating me
But why Dave found himself at a loss, How could you
Dave, I didnt plan on it, but when it happened, well it changed my life, she paused feeling a small smile spread over her features at the thought of her daughter, Kaylas changed my life and even knowing how much hurt her being a part of this world has put upon everyone, the truth to the matter is that shes everything to me Dave. From the moment I learned that I was having her, I focused everything around her--around making her happy
Yet you didnt even think to tell anyone about her? About the fact that you and Ken had a child with one another? he questioned looking onto her as if a stranger stood before him.
She shook her head, When I came back I knew that I needed to tell the truth about what happened, but when I saw you again, I found myself lost in all those old feelings between us. I wanted to take back those four years and erase everything that happened after I walked out that door. Dave, I wished like hell that we could pick up where we left off, but deep down I knew we couldnt. When you and I found ourselves at odds with one another, I rationalized that it mustve been fate pulling me to Ken again. I learned about Caitlin--about her death and he and I found our way together again. I thought that if he knew about Kayla--that maybe just maybe it would help him turn his life around. I thought that if he and I could come together, that Kayla could have a real family and
And you told him about Kayla? he watched her face sink. She looked to the floor before shaking her head.
No, she confessed shamefully, I wanted to, but then when I learned about what he was doing--when I saw that hed used me to hurt you, well I couldnt bring myself to give him that kind of power over me. I couldnt risk losing my little girl to a madman who clearly was out to destroy the world around him.
So you never told him, Dave took a step forward watching her very closely.
Would you have told him if you were me? she asked finally facing him again. Her eyes were filled with concern and fears that only a mother could hold in this particular situation.
Dave remained silent for a long moment before shaking his head, No, I cant say I wouldve. Kens out for revenge and anyone who gets close to him is bound to be destroyed.
Which is why I cant risk letting him know about Kayla. I thought for a while there that maybe just maybe hed come around--that I was helping him find himself again and I was going to tell him, but then when I learned about what he did to Avery she felt a sigh spill over her lips. Bringing her hand up through her dark hair, she found herself at a loss, I just couldnt do it.
And now? he watched her closely.
Now I dont know what Im going to do, but given that Im out of a job and out of luck with everything else that mattered in my life, well I think its time for me to pack it up and go back to New York--back to Kayla, Carly replied with a shrug, I mean its the only thing that makes sense at a time like this.
No, Dave shook his head reaching out to touch her arm gently, That doesnt make sense at all.
Nothing else seems right at this point, she confessed turning her eyes up towards him to reveal the weight her secret had carried over her through the years.
Carly, who else knows about Kayla, Dave questioned unable to refrain from wanting to erase that pain behind her eyes. Instinctively he reached out to touch her cheek gently, Who have you told about her?
My mothers been helping me take care of her, she replied seeing the look that pressed over his features, but if youre asking me who Ive told about her paternity, the truth is that youre the only one in the world who knows the truth. I couldnt bring myself to tell anyone else about how Kayla came into this world.
So youre saying that no one else knows that Ken is her father, he repeated trying to get his facts straight.
No, not a soul, she shook her head at him, and maybe thats a blessing in disguise because if Ken learned the truth, given his mental state, theres no telling what could happen to Kayla.
Yes, but theres always a chance that something could happen in the future. When Kayla starts asking about her father, what are you going to tell her? Dave asked gently, bringing his hand out over her face in a tender motion surprising Carly.
I well, she hasnt asked at this point. Shes still so young and I guess while its come up maybe a few times, she knows that we have a special family, Carly replied finding herself leaning into his touch.
And youre sure that Ken that hes Kaylas father, Dave questioned watching her eyes very closely.
Given what happened with Ken and I, well Im pretty sure that she began thinking back to the moment shed discovered she was pregnant all those years ago.
You and I were pretty hot and heavy for a while, Dave pointed out with a half-hearted smile, We shared something pretty special.
We did, but she trailed off turning her eyes to the floor again, given the way my luck went back then, Im pretty sure that
That what? Dave questioned a moment of hope spreading through him, Tell me about her.
About Kayla? she asked looking up to see the expression on his face.
What was she like? What does she enjoy doing, he questioned further. Does she have your eyes? Does she look like Ken or me?
You, she repeated sensing where he was headed with this one, Dave, I know we both would like to believe that Kayla was ours, but
But what? he asked curiously, Have you run a DNA test to put me out of the running here as Kaylas father? I mean youre obviously so convinced that shes Kens daughter here, but youre going on a hunch from the sound of things
Dave, you and I both know that when you and I were together we took precautions to ensure that something like this didnt happen. When Ken and I were together, well, we were both really drunk and I really dont remember much more than she shook the thought, Its not important. What is important is that I do whats best for Kayla. I need to go back to New York and
I want to meet her to see her Carly, he pleaded with her reaching out to touch her shoulder, If theres a chance that she could be
Dave, I know that shes not, she tried to reason with him.
Yet you said yourself that you havent done a DNA test. I mean thats what youve been hinting at over and over again, yes? he questioned bluntly.
Dave I, she started shaking the thought before moving away from him. She walked over to where her purse lay on the table top. Opening it up, she pulled out her wallet and withdrew the image of Kayla shed always carried with her. Turning around to face him again, she held it out to him.
Daves eyes scanned the image before him, seeing the delicate little girl in the photo and his heart immediately melted. Stepping forward, he reached for the image, seeing so much life and joy behind Kaylas dark eyes. Her smile could light up a room as easily as her mothers could and as he took his first look at Carlys daughter, he saw nothing of Ken in her and everything Carly. He lifted his gaze to her again, unable to hold back his thoughts.
She doesnt look like Ken, Dave argued with her, In fact, in this dress, she reminds me of Cori when she was younger. I mean yes Cori is blonde, but Kayla has the same dimples and
Dave, Im telling you that she attempted to reach for the picture.
Whats her blood type? Dave pulled the image away from her. He saw her hesitance, but he held the photo back refusing to accept her silence, Whats her blood type Carly?
A positive, but that doesnt prove anything. I already did the math and I know that you and Ken are both A positive there, Carly beat him to the chase.
Okay so knowing that, what is there that proves Ken is her father? Dave demanded with a firm, impatient expression.
Dave, I just know, Carly tried to reason with him, Given all the signs that were there
What signs? he asked again.
There were just signs that she threw her hands up in the air, Dave, you have to trust me on this.
Given everything thats happened in this town lately, he shook his head at her, No, Im not going to trust you on this one Carly. Im sorry, but while you might be convinced that this beautiful little girl is Kens unless you hand me DNA evidence that shes his daughter, then Im not going to sit back and let you lead her to believe that.
Dave, I already told you that, Carly started a bit shaken by his words. Up until this moment in time, she never even considered Dave as Kaylas father. Okay, so maybe she had every now and then in the early days, but when she looked at Kayla she saw so much of Ken in her. Sure maybe Dave didnt see it, but Carly could feel it in Kaylas spunk--in the way she did things. There was something so very Ken about her and even Carlys mother had argued that Kayla couldnt possibly be Daves daughter. Carly hadnt bothered to argue or offer information other than that she was going to raise Kayla on her own and leave it at that. Eventually her mother had given up on the questions, but now, well now Carly could see that Dave had a whole set of them.
Carly, Im not going to let you go back to New York without giving me a chance to see Kayla--to meet her in person, Dave decided having had enough of playing second fiddle in everyones lives. Up until now hed been the nice guy--been the most understanding man possible, but after his pep talk with Cori about reclaiming his life, Dave finally knew what he had to do. He looked to the photo in hand and took in a long, slow breath, Carly if youre going to New York, then youre taking me with you.
Dave, I dont want you to get your hopes up for something that wont be what you think it is, Carly started to argue with him, Kaylas very important to me and if we go back to New York with her thinking that you could be her father, only for you to find out what I feel is true about your not being hers, then its only going to disappoint the both of you. Youre going to look at her the same way youre looking at me now and then
Carly, I just have this feeling, Dave pleaded with her, reaching for her hand, The fact that you havent done a DNA test on her tells me that you have the feeling too. She could be our daughter--our little girl.
And when we see that shes not, then what? Carly tossed back at him, Then what are you going to do?
Well deal with that step if and when it approaches, but right now, well right now theres nothing more that I want to do in this world than meet Kayla, he looked to the picture again seeing so much of Cori in her, Please Carly, dont take this away from me.
Dave, you should know by now that I wouldnt deny you anything, but I just dont want you to start to believe when I really feel that she started only to feel him press his index finger over her lips to silence her.
Just indulge me on this one. Please, let me see her, he begged of her watching her nod as he hoped that this time things would actually find a way of working themselves out for him. Hed already loved and lost time and time again, but if there was a chance that this little girl could be his, you could bet that hed fight to the end to have her in his life. He wouldnt let Ken take that away from him too.
Deidra knocked on Deans office door hoping to catch him in a free moment
after shed had her first glimpse at Kens blood test results. Shed
gone to his hospital room in the hopes of getting another sample just to confirm
what shed thought shed seen, but much to her dismay she realized
that hed signed himself out of the hospital. Now however Deidra wanted
to find a way to confirm what it was that she was seeing before her. Knocking
once more, she heard Dean call out for her to come inside.
Hey there, she greeted him with a bright smile, I was hoping Id catch you in.
You just caught me, Dean confessed leaning back in his chair, Im scheduled down in the OR in about half an hour, but for you, well surgery can wait. Come on in.
I dont mean to bother you, but I wanted you to offer up a consultation for me if you could, she admitted carefully closing the door behind her to give them some privacy.
What kind of consultation, he asked watching the way her face seemed to darken with each step she took towards him.
Lets just say Im doing a favor for a friend of mine. I think hes in trouble Dean and something doesnt feel right, Deidra confessed presenting him with the lab results, I ran a complete blood panel on him and this is what came back.
Lets see, Dean replied taking a look at what she was sharing with him. His eyes widened as he read over the results. Lifting his eyes again he glanced at Deidra with obvious surprise and confusion, What kind of trouble is this friend of yours in?
Im not sure, but obviously I wasnt jumping the gun in thinking that wasnt right, Deidra added moving in closer to him.
Not unless hes an addict of some sorts, Dean shook his head before holding the results out to her again, which Im assuming hes not based on the expression on your face.
No, hes not an addict at all. Sure, maybe hes had some periods of alcoholism lately, but with those levels youre seeing there, she felt a shiver race through her, Dean, thats not like him at all.
Do you think hes using something? he motioned to the papers before him once again, because those levels are off the charts. With the percentages that youre showing me there, it would be enough to knock down an elephant.
I know, she replied with a frown taking a seat on the edge of his desk, which lead me to believe that maybe the lab was off, but then something about his behavior lately, well, hes been reckless, violent and hes had these outbursts.
Classic signs of drug abuse, Dean reminded her pointedly.
I know, but its not his style. Life hasnt been easy for him and I realize that, but hes turning against anyone and everyone who cares about him. Yes, I know that youre going to tell me that its another sign of a classic addict, but before you try to convince me that is whats happening to my friend, I need to explain a few things to you. I know this is going to sound crazy, but I dont think he would willingly do this to himself.
Deidra, sometimes when people fall off the wagon, they keep finding new ways to slip out of reality. First its something like alcohol and then the demons push them further and further towards the edge. They begin to cling to ways to break away from the world around them and it evolves. What begins as something they think they can control, well it sparks into something worse--something much darker.
I realize that, but Dean just look at this, Deidra offered up Kens previous medical charts when hed been brought in around the time of Caitlins death, As you can see things have escalated. Yes, the levels are high now, but look back to here.
I can see that Deidra, but Dean stopped himself sensing the importance of this particular case to her, Okay, Ill bite. What do you want me to do?
For starters I want you to help me get another work up on him. I know this sounds crazy, but after you hear the whole story and you see what Im seeing, you might get a feel for where Im coming from on this, she confessed with a pained sigh.
This means a lot to you, doesnt it? Dean questioned rising from his chair to reach out to her.
She nodded, Hes one of my best friends and I dont want to see him fall under especially if theres something we can do to help him.
Dean checked the time again before reaching out to pull her into his arms, Okay, then you tell me what it is youd like me to do and you can consider it done. Ill help you with this.
Really? she couldnt help but smile as he pulled her in closer to him.
Of course I will, he cupped her face in his hands, Your friend must be very special for you to care about him like you do.
He is and I just dont want to see his life fall apart. If hes truly fallen to an addiction, then Ill try to help him fight it, but if its something else--if its even close to what Im afraid it could be
Well find a way to help him, Dean tried to assure her as Deidra feared for Kens future. While she knew hed done a lot of horrible, disgusting things lately, she was convinced that there was more to the story than Ken himself knew at this point and one way or another she vowed to get to the bottom of the situation.
So this is really your place huh? Michelle questioned stepping
into the grand foyer of the Ashford mansion. She looked to Ken again remembering
what hed said in the bar. When hed told her he was rich, she was
half expecting it to be some kind of come on line, but given that he was kind
of cute and she was beyond bored at work, she took him up on his offer. Now
however, she was glad that she did. He wasnt at all exaggerating about
the money he had at his disposal if this place was really his.
Yes, its really mine, he nodded reaching out to pull her in close to him. His nose nuzzled the side of her neck in a sensual movement, You like?
I do, Michelle licked her lips feeling eagerness soar throughout her body. She tilted her head back a bit before grinning at him widely. Sliding her arms around his shoulders she put on her best sultry expression, So what did you have in mind for us tonight sugar?
How about a drink? Ken suggested stepping away from her and motioning for her to follow, Interested?
Im always interested when Im in a place like this, she nodded enthusiastically before surveying the place around her. She was sure starting to like this guy more and more by the moment. Following him into a library of sorts, she eyed the books on the wall with obvious interest. Are these for real?
What? he questioned spinning around to see her fingering the spines of the books before her.
This is a first edition, she noted pulling one of the hard cover novels from the shelf. She wiggled it in her hand before glancing over at him once again, Do you have any idea how much this is worth?
You like it, he replied with a casual shrug, Take it if you like.
Just like that, she gave him a long look.
Sure, why not, he shrugged again, Its yours.
Thanks, she set the book down before looking around the room. The decorations were clearly older than the things shed seen in the rest of the house thus far, yet these surroundings felt far more expensive. Turning to watch him again, she smiled wider, So Ken, tell me what is a handsome, good-humored, rich and appealing guy like you doing all alone tonight?
You could say no one around here appreciates all my finer points like I know you can, he returned to her with two glasses in hand, I kept this bottle stashed away for a special night.
Thank you, she sipped the champagne appreciating the way it seemed to dance down her throat at the first sip. She tilted her head to look up at him once again, So Ken, whats on your mind? What would you like to do with me now that youve got me home?
His eyes roamed over her hungrily, Oh there are plenty of things Id like to do with you Michelle.
Hmm, well since you put it that way, she took another drink of her champagne before setting it on the desk top, why dont we work on putting something together? I mean it would be a pity to waste the time we have together, wouldnt it?
Indeed it would, he nodded feeling her fingers fan out over his shoulders, down over his arms. She tipped up on her toes to kiss him greedily before her palms flattened out over his chest. With a small shove, she sent him backwards catching him off guard with the movement. She reached out to steal his glass of champagne from his hand, Careful. You dont want to spill this.
No I wouldnt, he nodded in confession watching her lift the glass to her lips before she motioned to him again.
Sit down, she suggested sipping from his glass once again, you should probably get comfortable because I can promise you its going to be a long night.
Something tells me that Im going to like the sound of that, Ken mused with a half grin watching her stand before him. She finished off the glass of champagne before holding it out to him again.
I hope you dont mind that I finished yours, she batted her dark eyelashes at him.
Not at all, he shook his head. I can get you some more--hell, I can get more for the both of us.
Not just yet, Michelle shoved him back onto the couch once again before dropping down on her knees before him. She leaned forward placing her fingers over the center of his belt. With a sultry expression she unhooked his belt, guiding her fingers in over the center of his pants, What do you say we get better acquainted and then you can show me the treasures you spoke of before?
Treasures, he repeated in a slow gulp feeling his temperature rising as she continued to peel him out of his slacks. Within a matter of seconds he felt his pulse racing, his mind wild with possibilities when Michelle leaned in ready to give him the prelude to a night of pleasure.
Michelle, wait, Ken stopped her just before she could finish what shed started. He felt her hesitate before he reached out to touch her hair gently, Maybe we should
Should what? she questioned pulling her head back to reveal a pair of familiar eyes before him. Ken blinked a few times finding himself in a state of disbelief. He knew full well what he was seeing couldnt be. He couldnt be this close to her, when she was dead. Still he blinked again and again and all he could see was Caitlin before him.
Relax Ken, she promised sliding her hands out over his thighs warmly, Im going to give you a night youll never forget. Its destiny baby.
Destiny, he repeated giving in to the illusion that presented itself to him. He threaded his fingers through her hair offering himself to her while he kept the vision of the woman he loved in the back of his mind. If he couldnt have Caitlin, then hed find a way to keep her alive even if it meant giving in to the insanity that surrounded him here and now with Michelle. Anything to forget
So how is work today? Ben asked Diane hearing her take in a deep breath. He had just called her seeing that it was almost the end of the day and he really didnt have anything else to do.
I dont know about you, but my work is unfair, Diane sighed in disgust thinking of her day of work. We are all here working our butt off and Brant is away having himself a little fiesta.
Im sure he has a pretty good reason why he isnt there right now, Ben replied thinking of how some things must be really hard for him, I mean the guy needs a break once in a while.
And so do we, she shot back before taking in a deep breath, Im sorry I dont mean to yell at you. I am just so exhausted and I just dont know what I am really doing.
I understand, Ben cut her off before breathing in heavily, I have been there before. Work is sometimes really hard.
You can say that again, she laughed before hearing a knock on the door. I will be right back someone is at the door.
Ill wait, Ben declared with a laugh as she set down the phone and walked to the door.
Flower delivery, a man smiled widely as he handed them to her quickly, Now if you would sign
Well who are they for? Diane questioned as the guy looked down at his clipboard.
Your Diane Stevens right? the man asked before seeing her nod. Then these flowers are addressed to you.
Who are they from? Diane questioned seeing the man shrug as she smelled the strong fragrance from the flowers.
I dont know all I know is that someone buys the flowers and writes the card, the guy informed her with a little giggle, And I am the delivery boy. So if you would please sign here.
Okay, Diane nodded signing the paper before looking up at the man.
Thank you, the man waved before turning around and she shut the door behind her.
I wonder who they are from, she smiled searching through the flowers before looking at the phone and thinking of Ben, I cant believe you would do something like this.
She searched the flowers until she finally found the card and she smiled opening it slowly.
What the? she questioned to herself looking at the writing before her. It wasnt Bens; in fact it was JTs.
She took the card, crumpling it up in her hand before dropping it in the waist basket along with the flowers.
You think some stupid cheesy poem is going to make me like you? she questioned to herself wishing JT could hear her right now. Fat chance.
She rolled her eyes before picking her phone back up to hear Ben whistling a tune to himself.
You obviously have a lot of free time, she smiled as he stopped whistling.
I was just waiting for you, he laughed before sitting up straight in his seat. So who was that?
It was just one of the workers asking me for a little bit of help, she informed him before taking in a deep breath, Nothing to really worry about.
I would never worry about you, I love you too much to even think anything could go wrong with me and you, Ben informed her sounding sincere in the most way.
I feel the same way, she replied feeling a bit uneasy as she looked towards the garbage that was now full of flowers. This had to end and this had to end now.
So what do you say we go to dinner or something? Ben questioned catching her attention.
Id love that, she agreed before her eyes traveled back to the trash. She had to hide this from Ben, she just had to.
Hello? JT answered his phone after wiping the back of his hand across his forehead.
Hey JT its Valerie, Valeries bubbly voice came over the receiver as he rolled his eyes.
I wouldnt have guessed, he replied before taking a sip of his water. What can I do for you Valerie?
I was just calling to tell you that I can be coming back to Coral Valley soon, Valerie informed him as he rolled his eyes taking a seat.
Sweetheart, what I dont think you realize is that you already kind of screwed up, JT pointed out to her before starting up again so she couldnt answer back. Let me tell you what I mean before I have to hear that annoying whine.
Thats not funny, Valerie shot back hearing JT take in a deep breath.
I wasnt trying to be funny, he growled before getting back on the point. Valerie, Seths sister is missing and this would have been the best time to try and get to him.
What do you mean by that? she questioned as he rolled his eyes in disbelief questioning to himself why he put up with someone this dumb.
I mean he is vulnerable right now, JT answered before shaking his head slowly. The faster you get to him the more of a chance you have to actually try and talk to him. Make him feel comfortable around you.
You really think that would happen? she wondered as he stood up from his couch.
I dont know at this point, he shrugged to himself as Valerie looked down at her watch.
I will be back on the first plane to Coral Valley, she quickly got out before pacing back and forth between the room she was in, While I am flying, try and think of a plan we can do when I get there.
Will do, he faked a smile to himself before hanging up the phone and lying back down on the couch.
She may have not had time to be with Seth she probably just screwed herself, but he was truly getting somewhere with Diane. He knew it.
Seth? Blake questioned stepping out of the kitchen to discover
the lights were out all around her. While shed promised shed take
a short while in the kitchen cleaning things up, shed gotten another
call about the wedding and it had kept her from returning to Seth as promised.
It seemed that this day was only getting worse by the moment as each little
reminder of what wasnt going to happen for her and Seth rocked her world.
Still she resolved not to be selfish about the situation at hand. Jades
return should be top priority, yet inside she felt her heart breaking as her
wedding felt more and more out of her reach.
Stop it Blake, she instructed herself refusing to buckle to sadness. She knew what was important--what mattered and she wasnt about to lose sight of that. Of course in this darkness that surrounded her, she realized it was hard to keep sight of anything at all. She brought her hands out, moving them before her in an attempt to find a light or her way down the familiar hallway she shouldve known by heart at this point in time.
Going somewhere, Seths voice questioned seductively as his arms curled around her waist drawing her back into his arms more completely.
Seth, she gasped his name surprised by the sudden movement. She opened her mouth to speak, but instead felt Seths lips trace over her skin at a leisurely drawn out pace. The faint brush of his unshaven face caught against the back of her neck causing her to shudder in a small tickle before his hot, inviting lips continue their trail over her body leading up to nibble on her earlobe. Instinctively she arched back into him, curling her arm back around his neck and shoulder as he held her.
I missed you, he revealed the damp heat of his breath striking upon her skin, rocking her to the core in that moment he held her. His hand eased in up over her abdomen, sliding in underneath her silken blouse, taking the time to trace her curves.
I thought you were going to bed, Blake sighed, keeping her eyes closed through the darkness. She could feel the fire inside of her building to a simmer. She arched back further feeling him cup her breast in hand, gently kneading and caressing her. Her breath grew ragged, her heart racing threatening to spiral her out of control with his now scorching touch. She began to grind her hips over his, feeling his ever growing desire for her. It all felt so surreal--so foreign after all the times theyd spent over the last few days worried about Jade.
I thought about sleeping, but the truth is that when I walked into the bedroom, I realized that everything I wanted, everything I needed was right out here, he confessed spinning her in his arms. She opened her eyes, seeing the desire for her behind his dark eyes even through the blackness that surrounded them. She watched him for a long moment of silence before she felt him tugging her shirt open.
Seth, she spoke his name, feeling him slide the material down over her arms, discarding it in one quick movement before he pulled her into his arms.
Claiming her lips with a fevered intensity, Blake felt his body warming up to her. All the passion that theyd repressed between them since Jades disappearance had returned and now as he pulled her onto the sofa with him, she knew that they still had that fire about them. Her hands roamed over his bronzed skin greedily wanting to touch every inch of him as they tore away at the barriers between them. Soon their passion had gone from unexpected, to an urgent need driving them together. With every kiss, every touch, every caress between them, there was no denying the passion and the heat that burned from within when they were together like this.
I love you, Blake mouthed holding onto Seth as his body rocked inside of hers taking her to the heavens with their lovemaking.
Blake, he whispered her name, nibbling on her lower lip before
taking her hands in his. He laced their fingers together, feeling their bodies
in perfect harmony with one another. He could feel the frantic pounding of
his heart or was it his own as he finally let go of her fingers. He felt her
nails scratch over his back, her soft cries of passion driving him on further
until finally bliss settled in over her.
I love you, he mouthed kissing her again as things spiraled out of control between them.
Seth, Blake whimpered feeling herself melt in his arms minutes after their passion had died down. She could still feel the fire burning between them--the unmistakable hunger for him that would never fully be quenched. She leaned in against him, sinking into his chest as his fingers tapered off into her long, blonde tresses.
I love you Blake, Seth murmured in a passion-drugged tone closing his eyes and thinking about the decision hed made when hed first heard her on the phone calling off the plans for the wedding. Im so sorry
Dont be sorry for this, she breathed placing a feathery light kiss upon his damp skin, This was so unexpected, yet so, so perfect.
This isnt what Im talking about, he confessed opening his eyes again to look at her. Squeezing her closer to him, he let out another soft sigh. He touched her cheek gently before urging her to meet his eyes again, Blake, Im sorry for what Ive been putting you through over the last few days. This situation has been making me crazy and
She placed her index finger over his lips to silence him, Seth, you dont have to apologize. If it was Ken or Brant in that position, well the truth is that I cant say that I wouldnt be doing the same thing. I know how important family is to you--to the both of us.
It is, he nodded placing a tender kiss over her finger tip, but thats not the only thing thats important to me.
I know that, she replied with a sad smile.
No, I dont think you do, he urged her to slide up over his body so that his lips could collect hers in a kiss, Blake, youre very important to me. I know how important this wedding is to you--for both of us.
Seth, its not a big deal. We can always be married sooner or later, she tried to feign acceptance for the way things had turned out. Teasing her finger over the center of his chest she forced a small smile, I know that you love me.
I do love you, he sighed reaching out to massage her spine gently, more than Ive ever loved anyone in my life and thats why I know that I cant keep hurting you like this.
Seth, youre not the one hurting me. You arent responsible for what happened to Jade and she tried to reason with him, to make him feel better than losing himself to guilt again.
Blake, I still shouldnt have put you through all of this. If Jade were here right now, shed be telling me how wrong I was for not doing what my heart is telling me to do. Shed remind me all over again how love is worth fighting for and how you cant spend your life waiting around for things to happen, Seth inhaled slowly knowing in his heart where he wanted to be, Blake, I love you so much that it kills me to think that Ive been hurting you by keeping you at arms length. I know the last few days havent been easy, but
Seth, theres no need to apologize. I understand, she started again in an attempt to alleviate his fears.
I realize that, but Blake you shouldnt have to understand. You should have all of your dreams coming true, he cupped her face in his hands before kissing her again, Which is why I dont want to take this dream away from you.
You arent, she offered up again, Its just been put on hold temporarily.
Maybe not, he added watching the confusion register over her features, Blake, while I know that we had our own ideas about what our wedding would be--about who would be there to share that day with us, the truth to the matter is that Ive thought about this and I dont want to wait.
What? she blinked back at him with obvious surprise. Seth, what are you saying?
I know that Jade would understand why we did this--that everyone would know that we did the right thing. If Jade were here right now, shed be kicking me for not thinking of it sooner, he continued his voice overcome with the intensity of his emotions, Blake, we can still have that wedding that we talked about--the one that we planned to share with our friends and family, but tonight, well tonight this will be for us--tonight when we get married I want it to be about you and me--about the love that we feel for one another
Seth, are you trying to say that you want to get married tonight? she questioned her eyes widening at the realization of what he was saying to her. Really, really married?
He nodded, I do. I know it might sound like it came out of left field here, but the truth is that from the moment I first saw you, I knew you were the one. Time and time again weve had things happen, but rather than letting fate drag us around leaving us waiting for things to be what we want them to be, well I think that tonight we should just go for it. We should just do what it is that we were meant to do and get married.
Really? she questioned feeling her eyes cloud over with tears.
He nodded, Yes really. I think we should call Kyle and Sarah and hop on the first plane to Atlantic City. Well get married tonight and then when Jade comes home, well have another ceremony and renew our vows.
And youre youre sure about this, she asked again searching his eyes for any signs of doubt about this decision, but much to her delight she saw none before her.
Im positive, he nodded bringing her hand up to his lips again, I want to marry you tonight Blake. No more taking chances with our lives. Tonight I want our dreams to become a reality for the both of us--that is if you want to.
If I want to, Blake repeated with a small giggle feeling a warmth spread out over her body that went far beyond what shed experienced during their love making. Excitedly she threw her arms around him kissing him in the moment of excitement now that she was presented with the knowledge that her happily ever after with Seth was going to begin tonight.
Angela finished up with her last scheduled patient of the day finding herself
lost in contemplations about everything that had been taking place lately.
While shed like to say she lead a charmed life, she knew better than
to get her hopes up about any kind of romance in her life. Nick was sexy as
hell, but it wasnt that long ago that shed found herself in a
similar situation wanting a man whod made an almost immediate impression
Oh who was she kidding? From the first moment she lay her eyes upon Brant she felt that initial spark. There was just something about him that had captured her complete attention. Even now as she thought back to that night theyd spent dancing with one another at the club she could feel the warmth of the memory filling her head.
So, tell me beautiful, Brants voice rang out over the music, Do you come to these places often?
You know if I didnt know any better, Id say you were trying to use some cheesy come on line with me, Angela laughed lightly, tipping her head back before sipping her drink again, I thought wed evolved past that given that youre already with me tonight.
With you or not, well I thought that Id make a start in covering some ground between us, he leaned in closer to her, his eyes daring her to lose control. Tentatively he placed his hand on top of hers, over where she held her glass on top of the bar.
Is that right? shed asked noticing the flicker behind his eyes. There was something about his smile, something about the daring expression that swept over his handsome features.
Dance with me, hed insisted taking her hand and leading her to the dance floor. Together theyd danced the night away, learning all the moves theyd held from within. Their night was only starting and already their bodies seemed to have moved into a rhythm that was entirely their own as dusk became dawn.
And youre an idiot for thinking back about that, Angela frowned shaking her head at how stupid she was for so readily going back to her time with Brant. Shed thrown him out when shed learned what a jerk he was and now, well now shed found someone really wonderful who wanted to be with her--someone who was genuine and made her feel beautiful all over again.
Nicks not like Brant, she told herself making her way down the hallway past Kevins office. She stopped, turning to look at the door for a long moment before contemplating her next move. Earlier in the morning when shed thrown Kevin out, theyd left off on bad terms with one another and that left her feeling unsettled. Sure, she and Kevin had their share of arguments over the years, but guilt tugged at her for throwing him out like she had.
I swear Adonis I hate that I cant just stay mad at you, she groaned aloud turning around to go to his door again. Taking in a slow breath she contemplated how shed find a way to remedy what was happening, but before she could get her thoughts together she heard another sound from within his office.
Damn, thats good, Kevins voice squealed excitedly.
I knew youd really get a feel for this once you started to loosen up a bit, Nicks voice answered with an enthusiastic chuckle.
Oh thats good--better than good, Kevin continued as Angela leaned in closer to the door, You were right. Once I loosened up a bit and let loose, good-bye inhibitions and hello inspiration.
It works every time for me at least I think it does, Nick replied silence following.
Oh it more than works for you, Kevin added boisterously, Youre probably the best damn muse Ive had in a while. I havent been this excited since my last date with the little barmaid that
That what? Angela questioned entering the room unexpectedly. She eyed both men curiously noting the way that they hovered over Kevins computer close to one another.
Nothing, Kevin gulped as Nick took a step back nearly tripping over the filing cabinet behind him in the process.
Hey Angela, Nick replied with a clumsy wave leaning in against the previously mentioned filing cabinet in an attempt to appear suave and unassuming, but Angela could see that something was certainly up between the two of them.
Okay, Ill bite, Angela eyed them both intently before folding her arms in front of her chest, What in the world is going on in here?
What makes you think anything is going on, Kevin questioned leaning back in his chair, bringing his arms back over his head before his gaze traveled to his computer monitor. Quickly he sat forward shutting the monitor off before looking to her again. Did you need something Angie?
As a matter of fact I did, she nodded in response weaving her way across the office to see just what it was the two of them were up to. Something seemed off--somehow far from what shed expected between them and yet, she couldnt quite put her finger on what it was.
So whats up, Nick piped in stepping up from where hed been standing, Something wrong?
Im not sure, she glanced between the both of them once again, What am I missing here?
Who said youre missing anything, Kevin added with a shrug, Nick just stopped by to talk.
To talk? she arched a curious brow, Thats what you call this?
Thats right, Nick nodded, I told you that I was going to try to clear the air with Kevin and I hope that we did a little bit of that today. I think we laid out some groundwork for our getting along in the future, yes?
I think it was a good start, Kevin agreed wholeheartedly.
And what exactly prompted this newfound companionship? Angela asked again watching them intently.
Hey, if you think Nick is worth wasting your time on, then who am I to argue, Kevin rose from his chair circling around his desk to give Angela a small hug, Im sorry if I upset you earlier.
Its okay, Angela returned the embrace, I know that you were just being you. I know youre looking out for my best interest.
I try to, but I know sometimes I can be a bit overbearing, Kevin sucked in a long, slow breath in an attempt to play nice, and while Im not going to say that I have complete faith in Nick just yet, maybe hes not so bad.
I appreciate your saying that, Nick replied holding his hand out to Kevin as a friendly gesture.
Yeah, Kevin shook Nicks hand leaving Angela was another unsettling image before her.
Okay, so what am I missing? Angela asked again wearily, What were you two up to when I was outside just now?
Nothing, Nick shrugged looking to Kevin, Right Kev?
Yep nothing really, Kevin nodded in agreement before stretching his arms out a bit, and I dont know about everyone else, but right about now I could really go for a bite to eat. What do you say?
I think that sounds great, Nick nodded in agreement taking another step closer to Angela, What do you say? Up for a late dinner?
I suppose I could go for dinner, but Angela started to explain wondering what was going on between the two of them, but before she could question them any further, she felt Kevin pushing her towards the door.
Excellent because I know the perfect place, Kevin announced scooting Nick and Angela out the door. He and Nick exchanged glances and while Kevin wasnt sure if he could completely trust the guy, theyd somehow reached an understanding--one that would open Kevin up to at least considering giving Nick a chance to prove himself.
Tonight was wonderful, Avery confessed from the passenger side
of the rental car Brant had gotten after the day shed spent with him
at the vineyards. While she hadnt been able to enjoy all the pleasures
shed indulged in before she was pregnant, Brant had found a fun and
entertaining way to take her for a ride along the countryside to show her
places shed never taken the time to notice before. Now as they drove
back to the airport, she couldnt help but wonder how it was he managed
to be so patient with her all this time. Reaching out across the front seat
of the car, she squeezed his knee gently, Thank you for this.
Its not over yet, Brant assured her taking a turn off of the main road leading down a dark, gravel path before them.
Its not? she questioned her eyes wide with curiosity.
Not by a long shot, he explained bringing them further from where shed anticipated them being. She eyed him intently feeling him bring the car to a stop and as she turned to see where they were, she noticed the water before them.
Now I hope that youre not in a hurry to get home, Brant began flashing her a sexy smile before getting out of the car.
I guess not, she mused with a small smile feeling a slight breeze pass over her when he opened the door to help her out of the car. Without hesitation she reached for his hand, allowing him to bring her to the evening that pressed upon them.
I know its a bit chilly, but the truth to the matter is that this is what Ive been waiting for all day, he confessed sliding out of his jacket to wrap it around her shoulders gently.
Is that right, she questioned feeling her lower lip tremble ever
so slightly at the temperature shift. While she was well aware that it was
much cooler by the water, something about that changed when Brant leaned in
closer to her in an attempt to cover her up. Their eyes connected and she
felt her breath catch in the back of her throat. Silently he leaned forward
to press his lips to hers in a tender sweep.
It is, he whispered against her lips bringing his arm around her waist to pull her in against him, Ive been waiting for whats going to happen next.
And just what might that be, she questioned curiosity burning behind the surface.
Just answer one question for me, he paused briefly, his face twisting a bit as he pulled back, How are you feeling?
Surprisingly wonderful, why, she asked eyeing him intently.
Because I remember the last time we tried something like this and you werent feeling very well, he replied cryptically before taking her hand in his, though I think its a safe bet that I can take my chances tonight.
That all depends, Avery laced her fingers in his allowing him to lead her along with him to the sandy beach before her. What do you have in mind?
Other than spending the night with you in my arms, he collected her again pulling her up off of her feet, only a few other things.
Such as? she asked again, noting the spark behind his eyes.
A boat ride, he confessed with a half smile, tilting his head to the side to show her the yacht that was docked no more than thirty yards from where they stood, I thought wed have something special tonight before reality came back to us.
On that? Averys eyes widened at the luxury cruiser before her, You mean you were planning for you and I to
To dance underneath the moonlight lost in one anothers arms, he nodded in confession. He hugged her body to his again, I was thinking maybe wed have a late dinner there and then, well wed see where the night takes us.
Judging from how far out you went here today, I think its safe to say you were hoping it went rather well, she teased with a small glimmer behind her eyes.
Somehow I get the feeling that its going very well, Brant eased his hands in underneath his jacket that she was wearing to bring her body to his.
Not bothering with pleasantries, he claimed her lips with an ever growing hunger, making her suddenly very aware of his intentions. Avery hung her arms over his shoulders kissing him in return, knowing that tonight was about new beginnings for the both of them. With no distractions, no memories of Coral Valley getting in the way of what they were sharing, she found herself free to be with him--to enjoy his company and be focused completely on him.
It sounds wonderful, she confessed breathlessly as they parted.
I was hoping youd think so, Brant replied skimming his thumb over her bottom lip gingerly, watching the tiny shiver that raced up and down her spine.
Of course I do have one question, Avery replied fanning her fingers out over the center of his chest, about dinner
What about it? he asked in a faint whisper, his lips easing in over the side of her neck, seeking out that hidden hot spot hed discovered over the last few days. When he heard a soft moan rise up from behind her parted lips, he knew full well hed accomplished his mission.
Can it be warmed up later, she questioned hugging his body close to hers, because right now I cant think of anything that Id enjoy more than being lost in your arms tonight.
When you put it that way, Brant pulled back enough to meet her passion-filled gaze, Im certain we can arrange that.
Good, Im glad, Avery replied rising up on her toes to collect his lips in another tender kiss. Moments later a breeze rose up from the darkness and she fell into Brant savoring the protective hold he had on her. Together they made their way up to the yacht dreaming of the things to come for them, but as a shadow of a man emerged from the night watching their every move, he knew full well that tonights promise of passion would be far from the dreams Brant had offered Avery.
If I cant be with her Ashford, then no one will, he promised with an evil smirk knowing that Brants attempt at romance was about to take a turn for the worse.
Sam looked up from where she sat in her hospital bed only to discover her
mother standing before her watching her with obvious interest. Bringing her
hand up to her face, Sam gave her mother a firm look.
Mom what are you doing? Sam questioned impatiently.
Watching you, Beth admitted leaning in against the door frame, Is that such a crime?
No not at all, but I dont see why you just dont come in and talk rather than stand there and gawk, Sam wrinkled her nose at her.
Can I help it if Im in awe of my little girl, Beth shrugged her shoulders before approaching her, I didnt really want to bother you. You looked a bit busy
I was doing a crossword puzzle and I was doing rather well at it actually, Sam confessed holding up the paper shed been working on. Want to see?
Sure, it sounds like fun. Maybe I can help, Beth suggested moving in beside her daughter. She turned around to reach for a chair when she noticed a few papers piled up on top of it. Moving to place them somewhere else, something new caught Beths attention. It was a business card of sorts and when Beth caught the name on top of it, she felt a frown touch over the corners of her mouth. She turned to look at Sam, Whats this?
What? Sam questioned looking up to see what her mother had in hand, Oh that. Mom, I forgot to tell you, but well youre never going to guess what happened to me.
Try me, Beth urged trying to keep her voice smooth and even.
Well, you know how you keep telling me that I have to start taking responsibility for things in my life? How you were saying that working at the Dairy Shack was getting me nowhere? Sam reminded her.
I know I said that, but what does that have to do with this, Beth motioned to the business card again.
Ive got a new job, Sam boasted eagerly, As soon as I get out of the hospital, Im going to be working as a secretary over at Ashford and Steiner law offices.
What? Beths jaw nearly dropped in shock. What did you just say?
She said shell be working for me, Hart announced stepping into the room and making his presence be known as he returned with two cans of cola in hand.
Beth rose from where she stood, spinning around to face him with an icy glare, Like hell she will.
Mom, Sam frowned watching her mothers reaction, I thought youd be happy--that youd be excited that I got a real job.
I would be if this was a real job, but knowing him, its a farce, Beth spat out, her gaze never straying from Hart.
On the contrary, Ive offered Sam full benefits and I cant wait for her to get started working for me Beth, Hart challenged taking a step forward, Im sure knowing that you wont have a problem with her working for me.
I more than have a problem with her working for you Hart because its never going to happen, Beth hissed at him ready to wage war upon the man before her if necessary.
Jenna looked at the notes shed had laid out over her desk wondering
why she couldnt shake the feeling inside of her over what had happened
with her father. Yes, she knew that she had a job to do, yet as she thought
about the woman theyd pulled from the water not so long ago, she found
herself fearing that her father was more connected to her than he lead her
to believe. Reaching for one of the crime scene photos Jenna let out a tiny
This isnt going to answer itself, Jenna sighed heavily setting the photo down before she heard a faint tapping at her office door. Looking up she saw Douglas standing before her.
So this is where you work, he offered with a pleasant expression before taking a look around, Its a bit drab, dont you think?
It does what I need it to do, she frowned standing up and remembering the things sprawled over her desk. Quickly she shuffled things out of his line of vision before eyeing him again, What are you doing here?
Truth be told I was asking myself the same question all the way over, but I realized that this is what I must do. I cant just keep pretending that things are as they should be.
Meaning what, she asked stiffly not really sure how to take his arrival at her office.
Meaning that I know its late and youre probably in a hurry to get home to Hart, but I was hoping that youd give me some time to explain myself--that maybe just maybe youd find it in you to let this old fool try to make up for his mistakes, he appealed to her, throwing out a pleading look, Jenna, I know Ive done nothing, but disappoint you from the moment that you found out I was your father, but if youd just give me a chance to explain some things
I really dont think itll make a difference at this point, do you? she replied stiffly not wanting to get sucked into his drama all over again.
Maybe not, but given that Ive lost your brother--both of them for that matter, well, Id just like to stop the trend from continuing with you. Whether or not you want to believe me, I do care about you. Youre important to me and I know that Ive failed you as a father, but Id like another shot at doing it right, he explained with a heavy sigh, that is if youll give me that.
Jenna remained silent for a long moment contemplating his words before finally nodding, I cant promise that Ill be able to put the past behind, but if youd like to talk over coffee, well, Im on my way out of here.
So is that a yes? he asked with a hopeful smile.
Its a yes if and only if you promise to be honest with me, she bit down on her lower lip nervously, I know that might be a stretch, but
You deserve nothing less than the truth, he vowed hoping that he could find his way back into his daughters life once and for all.
Grady looked back down the hallway to the jail. He snuck past everyone trying to get to the questioning room where he knew Cameron was. He had to talk to him alone, just for a couple of minutes. As he walked towards the door, he pulled it open quickly entering the room and then shut it very quietly.
Grady? Cameron questioned with a laugh as Grady closed the doors blind. What are you doing here?
I came here to find out where Jade is, Grady answered walking towards Cameron and wrapping his fingers around Camerons collar yanking him upwards slightly.
Like I told your guard dog, Cameron began with a wide smirk, I dont know where she is?
My guard dog? Grady questioned wrinkling his nose. Are they putting you on some kind of crack here or something?
Very funny, Cameron raised his hand flicking Grady off as Grady pulled Camerons collar upwards slightly choking him.
I would watch what you do, Grady informed him having a certain look in his eye. What did you mean by your comment?
I mean Houston, Cameron yelled out feeling the shirt digging into his neck, Didnt you realize my face is screwed up because of that guy?
Actually, no I didnt, Grady shook his head slowly before laughing; I always thought your face was screwed up. It looks like Kyle made it prettier.
Yeah, well in my opinion you and Houston can rot in hell, Cameron scowled as Grady pulled Camerons chair out from under him.
You are going to tell me where Jade is, Grady demanded wrapping his fingers around Camerons neck tightly. You are going to tell me now.
I would, Cameron coughed trying to gasp for air, but like I told your buddy earlier, I dont know.
Liar, Grady shouted tightening his grip around Camerons neck making him cough even more.
What is wrong with you and you friends? Cameron questioned trying to loosen Gradys grip. Do you both do this to anyone who is telling the truth?
Talk Cameron, Grady lifted him up before letting him fall back down to the ground.
Alright, if you loosen your grip, Cameron began looking up at Grady, I will tell you everything I know.
This better be good, Grady grunted letting his fingers slip from Camerons neck and to his collar. Now you better have some good explanations.
Are you calm yet? Sarah questioned walking back from the kitchen handing a bottle of water to Kyle.
You make it sound like it was a bad thing that I was worried about you, Kyle frowned as she took a seat next to him on her couch.
Well, you have nothing to worry about now, she hushed him kissing him gently. I am right here and nothing bad is going to happen to me I promise.
I know, but I just want to make sure you're alright, Kyle replied rubbing the back of his neck slowly.
Youre just like a big sore arent you? Sarah questioned rubbing that back of his neck gently. Like a big knot.
I would know, Kyle winced leaning into her touch, Ive felt like this a long time I dont even know the difference when it comes to things anymore.
I promise you will feel better soon, she frowned resting her head against his shoulder gently, I hate to see you this way.
Im fine, Kyle hushed running his fingers along her arm gently, I am as good as I usually am.
I dont know what is good anymore, she took in a deep breath as he went to stand up and fell back down grabbing his abdomen around his ribs.
Is that still hurting you? she questioned seeing him shake his head.
No, I get pains there all the time, he lied as she stood up resting her hands on her hips.
You are the worst liar I have ever met, she replied with before hearing him laugh, What were you going to do before you fell down?
I was just going to grab your favorite movie and we could watch it if you want, he suggested before yawning, I figured it would make the both of us feel better.
Okay, cool, she nodded before grabbing the movie she had gotten while Kyle was gone. She had bought a new one after someone had broken into her house a few weeks ago.
Where are you going? Kyle questioned seeing her walk into the kitchen and a few minutes later come back with a bag of ice. Whats that for?
Take your shirt off, she ordered before hearing him laugh and shake his head slowly.
Eager to get me out of my clothes? he wondered with a laugh before pulling it over his head slowly. His arm covered his bruised ribs as she frowned.
Here, lay down, she sighed as he did what she told him as she moved his arm, Just let the ice sit there while we watch the movie.
Yes doctor, Kyle laughed as she sat next to him and he lifted his head so his head rested against her lap.
Maybe you should close your eyes for a minute or so, Sarah suggested pushing play as Kyle shook his head.
No, I dont he cut himself off as he yawned and closed his eyes. Maybe a couple of minutes.
I promise I will be here when you wake up, she smiled running her fingers through his hair lightly seeing his chest rise up and down slowly showing her that he was already asleep. Poor guy.
They both needed a break someway or another. They just needed to get away from town or something.
You are finally here, Susan growled standing up from where she was sitting, What took you so long?
I had to wait so no one would see me, the guys replied watching Susan roll her eyes.
Like anyone would notice you here, she replied with a deep sigh, You know what you are here for?
I think so, the guy nodded slowly before taking off his cap as she pulled an envelope out of her pocket.
This is for you, she handed the envelope to him as he took it opening it slowly, Its all there you could check if you like.
I trust you, the guy nodded taking out the big amount of money in the envelope she handed him, It looks big enough.
It should be big enough, she rolled her eyes before folding her arms out in front of her, You better do this right.
Sweetheart, with a pay like this I will do more than right, the guy winked sliding the money back in the envelope before feeling her hit him in the arm.
Im not your sweetheart and you better do it right or else, Susan warned watching the guy pick up a photo that fell out of the envelope and to the ground earlier.
This the girl? the guy questioned seeing her nod. Shes kind of pretty.
Pretty? Susan questioned sounding a bit angered as the guy shook his head quickly.
I meant in a weird kind of way, the guy got out quickly, You are very pretty yourself.
Thank you, she smiled before getting back on subject, I will be calling you with the place and time. You know what to do, dont you?
I know what to do, the guy winked before putting his baseball cap back on. Catch you later.
Later right, Susan smiled to herself thinking of how great is was going to be with Sarah gone. Kyle would finally be all hers and he would no longer care about that annoying girl.
...to be continued...