“Oh my God, give it to me”, Erica said to him and he placed it in her hands.
“Hello Erica”, she said, when she picked up the call.
“Hey Jessica, how are you doing?”
“I’m good. And you?”
“I’m also good. I need a favor from you? Are you at home?”
“No, I’m not home. I’m out with a friend”, she said over the phone.
“Okay. Will it be possible for you to quickly rush and pick up something for me?”
“Uhm, at where?” She asked and Richard frowned.
“The DB logistics. I have a package that contains something really important and
I’m out of town. I can’t trust any other person to take it for me. Can you do that
“Okay. I can”.
“Thank you so much. You’re a Heaven sent. I’ll send the details to you right now”.
“Okay, I’ll be expecting it”.
“Thank you”, she said and she ended the call.
“Richard, I have to…..”
“What did she want?” he asked in an irritating tone.
“She wants me to pick up something for her from the DB office”.
“What? Didn’t you tell her that you’re occupied”.
“I did but it seems she really needs this urgently”.
“No, she can’t do that. You also have a life”, he said, annoyed.
“I know but she’s still my boss”.
“Call her and tell her that you can’t do it. She has a maid at home who can do that
for her”.
“I can’t tell her that”.
“So you really want to cut our date short because of this?”
“Richard, I don’t have a choice”.
“Let me take care of this”, he said, grabbing his phone from the table.
“Richard, No! This is exactly why I was skeptical about this thing between me and
you. Erica is my boss and you have to accept that and stay out of it”.
“I can’t stay out of anything that involves you. We are part of each other’s life
“So, if I tell you to cut off Ellen, will you do that just because I don’t feel
comfortable with you two hanging out or talking?”
“Where is that coming from?”
“That’s what I thought. Allow me to do my job how I see fit and you do yours how
you see fit”.
“Jessica, this isn’t the same situation and this is in your own interest. I know my
sister and if you don’t let her see that you have a life of your own, she’s going to
ride over you and at some point, you’ll get really frustrated”.
“When it gets there, I’ll know how best I can handle it”.
“Can you just get them to turn this around? I have to get going”, she said to him.
He stared at her for a while and then he walked away.
The yacht was turned around and it took quite some time for them to get back to
the entrance.
She walked back into the inner room to grab her purse and she saw Richard
sitting there.
“I have to go now”, she said to him and he got on his feet.
“Sure, let me drop you off”, he said to her and she nodded.
They both stepped out of the yacht and walked into the building.
“Excuse me sir”, one of the attendants said to him and he turned around.
“Should we keep everything in place till you return?”
“We’re not coming back. So you can clean up the place”.
“Okay sir; enjoy the rest of your day. Enjoy the rest of your day too Ma’am”, he
said to her and she smiled.
“Thank you”, she said to him and they left.
The both walked towards the car and he opened the door for her to get in.
“Thank you”, she said to him and she got into the car.
He also got in and drove off.
The whole ride was silent. Richard was focused on the road and Jessica was glued
to her pohne.
When they arrived at the DB office, the place looked a bit empty.
“Do they work on Sundays?” she asked him.
“They don’t but Erica’s parcel is on a VIP base”.
“Okay, I get it. Thank you and thank you for the ride”, she said, stepping out of the
“Do you want me to drop you off at Erica’s place?”
“Noo, she can’t see us together”.
“Sure. Let me know when you get home”.
“Alright”, she said to him and he drove off.

Jessica arrived at home and she met Dean in the living room, he was playing a
game with Michael.
“Hey, you’re back”, he said, pausing the game.
“Yeah, I’m so exhausted. Hello Mike”, she said, waving at him.
“Hey Jessica, how are you doing?” he asked.
“I’m okay and what about you?”
“I’m good”.
“Okay, I’m going to take a quick shower and go to bed”.
“At this time?” Dean asked.
“I’m just going to rest but I might probably drift off to sleep”.
“Okay”, he said to her and she walked away.
“Damn! She’s looking so freaking good, I’m really surprised that you two are just
friends”, he said to Dean and he smiled.
“Have you spoken to her about what I said the other time?” he asked as they
resumed the game.
“Yeahh and she doesn’t like you that way”.
“Whoa, maybe I should speak to her myself”.
“Man back off. She’s no longer available”.
“You two are already hitting it off??”
“We are getting there”.
“Brooo!!! Finally!!”
“What do you mean by finally?”
“I’ve been waiting to hear that”.
“But you’ve been trying to get with her”.
“I was just shooting my shot”.
“Mmm, you were… goal!!” Michael exclaimed.
“Shooootttt!!” he exclaimed and Michael burst out, laughing.

Later in the night, Jessica woke up from sleep and she walked towards the
kitchen to get some water and she met Dean in the living room.
“You’re still up?”
“Yeah, I’m just watching this Documentary to get myself to sleep”.
“Okay”, she said to him and she walked into the kitchen to grab a bottle of water.
She walked back to the living room and sat by Dean.
“What’s this about?” she asked him.
“A woman who was found dead in her kitchen”.
“What? What happened?”
“That’s what I’m still trying to find out”.
“Oh, then I’m not too late”, she said to him and he nodded.
They both watched the documentary till it came to an end.
“Wow, people can be so wicked”, she said to him
“Yeah, who would have believed that her own husband would have done that to
her? Like how do people move from loving someone to killing someone?”
“I honestly don’t get it”.
“Hmm. It really baffles me but I guess some people are just psychos”.
“Yeahhh”, she said to him and he smiled.
“So how was your date?”
“It was just lunch”.
“Lunch date, you don’t have to lie about it”.
“I’m not and are you sure you want to hear about it?”
“I don’t think so”, he said, chuckling and she laughed.
“I really wish we could talk about it but I know it would be weird to that. But
aomething happened and it’s making feel uneasy”.
“Hmm, what happened?” he asked.
“Nah, I don’t think we should talk about it. It’ll be weird and you’ll be biased
about it”, she said said to him and he nodded.
“Yeah, you’re right”, he said to her.
They were both quiet for a while till Dean spoke up.
“So, I was wondering if we could hang out tomorrow after work. Like somewhere
which isn’t here”, he said to her and she smiled.
“Aww, you want to take me out on a date?” She asked, wiggling her brows.
“No. Our first date isn’t going to be like this. I just want us to hang out and chill a
bit. Maybe a movie would be great”.
“Oh yeah, it’s been a while since we went to the movies. I’m all for that”, she said,
“I’m picking out the movie this time”, he said to her.
“No way! The last time you were the one who picked out the one we watched!”
“No! You picked it out, are you having selective amnesia now?”
“Didn’t we watch Wonder Woman the last time? Was I the one who picked it?”
“Now you really need to see a doctor! The last movie we watched was Mulan!”
“Oh yeah! How did I forget that?” She asked, thinking about it.
“Wow! I really need to hold on to my memory bank to prevent you from
railroading me into your lies”.
“I wasn’t lying. I just didn’t remember”, she said, rolling her eyes.
“Whatever”, he said, yawning. “I’m so tired. I have to go to bed”, he said to her she
“Wow. You’re just going to leave me here to stay awake all by myself”, she said,
folding her arms.
“Jess, don’t do this to me. I’m really sleepy”.
“I’m kidding!” She said, laughing.
“Oh thank God. I honestly wish I could stay up with you but my eyes are heavy”.
“It’s alright. I’ll just watch tv till I feel sleepy again”.
“Alright, good night”, he said, pecking her on her forehead.
“Goodnight”, she said, smiling and he walked away.
She grabbed the remote control and was about to change the channel but her
phone went off and she was surprised.
She quickly grabbed it and she thought it was Richard calling but it was her
“Hey”, she said as she picked up the call.
“You’re still up?” She asked.
“Yeahh. What’s up?”
“I just got off the phone with mummy and she was asking of you and I had to lie
about your new job. When are you going to tell her and dad about it? I can’t keep
lying and saying that you’re jobless”.
“Ohh, I think I’ll go home this weekend and I’ll tell them when I see them”.
“Okay. I wish I could go with you. I want to see the look on mum’s face”, she said,
“Then come with me”.
“I have a mid semester exam”.
“Oh yeah, I forgot. How’s studies going so far?”
“It’s been stressful but It’s getting better”.
“Oh that’s great”.
“So how’s your little entanglement with Richard going?”
“Hmmm, I just realized that I have a lot to tell you”, she said to her.
“Ouuuu, my ears are ever ready”, she said to her and Jessica told her everything
about Dean’s confession and the weird situation they were both in.
“Ohh, so he had these feelings all this time and he was mute. Tell him you’re sorry
but you’ve moved on. We are all for Richard right now”.
“You think it’s that easy. You know how long I’ve waited for this to happen and
now it’s happening but..”
“You’re occupied now, Period”.
“Priscilla, he was just being selfless and it’s actually a turn on and…”
“I really think you need to leave that house so that you can have a clear head.
Being around Dean isn’t making you think straight. I don’t mean to sound
disrespectful, I just have to say it”.
“What’s your problem with Dean? He was once your Prince Charming and now
you’re just so against him”.
“He made you cry a lot of times and you always felt unloved and all that”.
“It wasn’t his fault. I was also hiding my feelings and he also felt like I didn’t like
him too and I’m sure he also felt unloved too”.
“You’re just going to spend your whole life defending him. He’s the man here, if
wants something, he should man up and go for it. And after confessing his
feelings, he’s not even making the move to ask you out”.
“He’s giving me sometime to make my own decisions”.
“Yeah and he’ll wait for you to put the ring on his finger and wait for you to do
“Priscilla, that’s enough. I appreciate what he’s doing for me. Atleast he’s allowing
me to make my decisions unlike Richard who keeps infringing on them”.
“What? What happened?”
“We went on a date today”.
“What?!!! And you didn’t tell me?”
“I was going to. I was actually excited to tell you all about it but then we had an
argument and it’s made the whole dreamy experience a bit sour”.
“Wait, before you get to the sour part, tell me about the dreamy part. Where did
you have your date at? And how did it go?”
“We had it on a yacht”, she said, smiling.
“A what? Tell me you’re joking”.
“I’m not”.
“You went on a date on a freaking yacht and you’re talking about having a sour
part?! What on earth could replace having a date on a yacht?!”
“Hmm, well…” she started to say and she told her everything that happened.
“Now, I’m beginning to not like Erica. She’s the one who caused this! Why is she
bothering you like that?”
“She just needed my help, it’s not like she asked me to go to the office to work”.
“Hmmm and you’re mad at Richard for not being happy with his sister
railroading you?”
“No, I’m mad that he’s trying to control everything. He should let me handle this
“He was just being thoughtful. Yeah, he didn’t go about it the right way but you
have to cut him some slack. He’s probably not used to dating assistants like you”,
she said, laughing.
“If you were here, I would put you under my bed”, she said, laughing. “I guess I’ll
just have to talk it out with him tomorrow”.
“Yeah, you should. And you have to re-do this date. Fighting on your first date
isn’t cool”.
“Hmm, I’ll see how that works out”.
“Alright. I have to go now, let’s talk tomorrow”.
“Okay. Thanks for calling, I really needed it”.
“Anytime sis”.
“Okay bye”, she said to her and she hung up.

The following day, Jessica was in her office, working when Richard walked in.
“Hey beautiful”, he said, smiling.
“Hey”, she said to him.
“Is this a good time to talk?” He asked her.
“Yeah but not here”.
“My room?”
“Alright, let’s go”, he said to her.
“Take the lead, I’m coming”, she said to him and he left.
As soon as he left, she walked up to her door and she poked her head outside to
see if there was anyone in the hall way.
It was all clear and she ran into his room.
“Can I lock the door?” She asked and he smirked.
“No, no, it’s not what you think”, she said, smiling.
“Erica could walk in any minute and I don’t think there’ll be any explanation for
“Okay, I’ll lock it”, he said to her. He walked to the door and he locked it.
“You can sit”, he said to her and she sat on the bed. He walked up to the bed and
sat by her.
“I’m really sorry about yesterday”, he said, holding her hands.
“It’s fine. I think I just overreacted and I’m also sorry”.
“It’s okay. I’ll try my best to not impose on your work with Erica unless you ask
for my help”.
“Thank you”.
“And about Ellen…”
“Oh no, it’s fine. The company needs her and her grandmother. I can’t ruin it
because of how I feel. That’ll be so selfish of me”, she said to him and he smiled.
“Yeah but I’ll figure out a way to get to her grandma without hanging out with her
all the time”.
“No Richard, do what you think is best. Don’t let my feelings get in the way”.
“You sure?”
“Yeah”, she said smiling and he pecked her on her knuckles.
“So, about our date, we have to re-do it. I don’t like the fact that we argued on our
first date”, he said to her.
“Yeah, I was just about to say that too!” She said, chuckling.
“So can we do it tonight? I have the yacht ready for us”, he said to her and she
was grinning till she remembered her hangout with Dean and the smile faded.


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