I watched as he gently placed Ivy in her crib. Then walked out without making any noise. I switched the lights off and went to the living room to join Ceaser.
“I’m sorry about all…” I was about saying.
“No please. It was fun.” He said, interrupting me once again. “She actually seems like she knows what she’s doing”.
“I know right” I said. “I’ve always thought all this was a dream. That I’ll finally wake up and she’ll be like all those other kids that cry over everything and are so stubborn”.
“But she isn’t” he said.
“Exactly” I said “It’s like she’s done with all those childish things and…”
“…can’t wait to grow up” he said.
I looked at him and saw him smiling. He looked at me.
“What?” He asked.
I shook my head and sighed “You just get it”.
His smile disappeared slowly as the tension grew. We just stared into each other’s eyes and it was like we were frozen in time. His eyes grew darker and my heart was going at thousand beats per minute. The tension became palpable and you could cut it with a knife.
The funny thing was, I knew he felt it and I also knew he knew I felt it too. But we weren’t even moving.
He wasn’t going to do anything about it.
I cleared my throat when I forced myself out of the haze.
“I should probably go” he finally said.
“Yeah, of course.” I led the way to the door and opened it. He walked out and stopped. He turned to look at me.
“Goodnight Jules” he said.
“Goodnight” I said and shut the door not wanting to watch him leave before I did something stupid like call him back and kiss the living soul out of him.
I went to bed waiting patiently for sleep to take me. But obviously it didn’t since I couldn’t stop thinking about what happened.
I sighed and closed my eyes.
I didn’t get much sleep last night because of what happened yesterday. The tension in the room was just too much. I had never had to deal with so much tension with anyone before.
I had stayed in the office all morning thinking of what to do, how to start and so many other things.
Every time I tried getting some work done, she pops into my mind. I can’t get my head straight at all.
Then finally, lunch break came and I had a plan to get her off my mind. I picked my phone, told my PA to cancel my schedule for the rest of the day and I got into the elevator and pressed the number to her floor.
Today was no different. As usual it was work, work, work. I had a lot of files to go through on my desk. I had to finish them today cause starting from tomorrow is a weekend and I don’t like resuming Monday morning to deal with last week’s work. So I had to finish all of these today, even if it means staying late. I’d just have to tell Miranda to take Ivy with her.
I checked the time and it was 12:37. I’d told my assistant to go for her lunch break. I didn’t want her staying behind just because I was.
I was so immersed in what I was doing. I didn’t want to get distracted. Then someone knocked on my door.
“Alice, didn’t I tell you to go for lunch?” I said still focusing on the files in front of me.
“And what about you?” I heard a sexy husky male voice ask.
I looked up to find the man that hunted my dreams last night. Yeah, I dreamt about him. This morning I woke up wet…more like drenched.
And just so you know, I’m not talking about sweat.
He was wearing a dark grey suit this time. His hair was…sighs. All I wanted to do was run my hands through his hair or better still tug at it as he made sweet love to…
Oh My God. What is happening to me?
He smiled at me.
“Like what you see, Ms. Jenna?” He asked as he shut the door and proceeded to my desk.
“Hmm, what are you doing here?” I asked, surprised to see him here.
“I came to see you” he said plainly.
“But how do you know where I work?” I asked.
“I have my ways Ms. Jenna” he smiled.
I smiled back.
“Why aren’t you on your lunch break?” He asked casually.
“Hmm…” I looked back at the files, then at him “…I can’t” I said.
“Why not?” He asked without giving away his emotions.
If he had one.
“I have to be done with these files before I leave today, and taking a lunch break wouldn’t help” I said.
“You could always take them home with you” he suggested.
“Oh no. Weekends are for Ivy and I, no work involved and I hate keeping them over the weekend”.
I could have sworn I saw his eyes glistening. But it disappeared as fast as it came.
“Bummer” he said placing his hands on my desk and staring at me intently.
“Why is that?” I asked.
“I would have loved to take you out” he said, leaning down to me.
My breath caught at how close we were. I could count his lashes. His eyes glared into my soul. His eyes darkened to a darker shade of grey. My lips dried cause of my raging breath. I moistened it with my tongue and his eyes went from my eyes down to where my tongue moved across my lips. Then after a second of me wetting my lips, his eyes met mine again.
The tension was back…this time in double folds.
Slowly he brought his face closer and closer to mine till we shared the same air and my eyes drifted close.
I felt his lips brush my cheek.
“I’ll pick you up for dinner” he said with that voice of his that made my heart do a back flip and a cart wheel.
Finally I opened my eyes to see him walking towards my door. He opened the door and turned to look at me. He smiled and winked at me before he went out my office.
Oh, he was such a jerk. Leaving me like this. Putting me in this embarrassing position.
He said something about dinner?
He was gonna get it.
I left her office with a smile plastered on my face. It was working. I counted on the seduction working, but I didn’t plan on it backfiring too.
I sighed heavily in the elevator.
I almost kissed her, not because I was seducing her, but because I wanted to. I needed to.
I just had to hold it back with all the strength I had.
This wasn’t gonna end well.
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