“Mmm, and do you have a picture of this dress?” She asked her.
“Yeah, it’s on my phone”.
“You know I can sue you for the story you just narrated”.
“So you do believe me”, she said, smiling.
“Hmmm, can I see the picture first and why didn’t you add it the portfolio you
“I was scared that you’d see me as a fraud for creating something similar to your
work”, she said, handing over the phone to her.
“It’s my lock screen”, she said to her and Erica looked at the dress.
“Mmm, this is beautiful. I love the changes that you added to it. You’re good and
naughty at the same time”, she said, giving back the phone to her.
“Thanks?” She said to her in a confused manner as she didn’t know if she was
supposed to say thank you to the naughty part.
“You can take your leave now. You’ll hear from us soon”.
“And if you want to sue, I suggest you sue my mum. That way she’ll realize that I
created the dress that she adores so much and she’ll see that I’m good”, Jessica
said smiling and Erica smiled.
“Thank you so much for hearing me out”, She said to her and she left.
She stepped out of the room, smiling and the lady who gave her a tough time
earlier on, looked at her in a weird manner.
“Thank you so much for letting me have this interview. May God bless you”, she
said to the lady.
“Whatever, just go and say your prayers and Amen to that”, the lady said to her
and she smiled.
“Alright bye”, she said and she left.
As she was on her way home, she was so excited about the interview and she had
a feeling that she was going to get picked.
She walked down the street and jumped in excitement. When she saw how the
others were staring at her, she composed herself.
She walked towards the nearest bustop and took a bus home.
When she got home, she jumped onto her bed and video called Dean but he didn’t
“I guess he’s busy”, she said to herself and she put her phone away.
Later at night
Dean was in the living room with Mike, playing a video game when Jessica
walked in with a sleepy face.
“Finally, sleeping beauty is up”, he said to her and she rolled her eyes and sat on
the couch next to them.
“I called you earlier on and you couldn’t even call back”, she said to him.
“I called you twice and you didn’t pick up. You should atleast check your phone
before throwing subs at me”.
“Whatever. Hey Mike, I didn’t get to say thank you earlier on. I’m so sorry about
that, I was in such a hurry. Thank you so much for dropping me off. If I had taken
the bus, I would have missed my interview”.
“Oh don’t worry about that. I’m happy to help”.
“Goal!!!!” Dean exclaimed, wiggling his brows.
“What? That’s unfair! I was distracted”, Mike said to him.
“How does your mouth movement affect your hands. That’s not an excuse, I
scored you!” Dean said, smirking.
“Whatever man, we still got more time. I can do something with that”.
As they were talking, Jess got off the couch and she went to the kitchen.
She was about to prepare some noodles to eat but then she saw a bowl filled with
food. She opened it and the aroma of the food lured her in”.
“Dean!!! Thank you for the food!” She exclaimed.
“Okay, since I’m not getting a repose, I guess it’s indeed mine”, she said and she
dished the food out onto a plate and she placed it in the microwave.
She was done heating the food, she took it out and walked back into the hall and
walked towards the direction of her room.
Dean was focused on the game but the aroma of the food hit his nose, his eyes lit
“Jess!!” He yelled and he ran to her room.
“Is that my food?” He asked.
“How many times to I have to tell you to stop walking into my room without my
“Just hand over my food to me and I’ll be out of your hair”.
“But you agreed to let me eat it”.
“I thanked you for the food and you acknowledged it”, she said, eating the food
and she chuckled when she saw the look on his face.
“Jess, that food was specially made for me by Anastasia!”
“Oh, no wonder it taste so good”, she said, licking her lips.
“Fine! Go for a spoon and join me”.
“You’re so annoying”, he said, walking out.
“And you still love me like that”, she said, teasing him.
“In your dreams”, he said to her in a joking manner but it affected her feelings.
“You can take the food,” she said, handing it over to him.
“You don’t want to eat again?”
“Yeahhh. I’m fine,” she said to him but he saw the look on her face and knew that
something was wrong.
“Are you sure you’re okay?”
“Yeah, I am,” she said, forcing a smile.
“I don’t believe you. You were just excited, eating the food and now there’s no
form of excitement and you’re giving the food back. C’mon Jess, did I do or say
“No silly, I’m just being nice. You better take it or I’ll eat it all,” she said to him.
He observed her for a while and he quickly ran off and got back again.
“I’ll be back to talk about your interview. I don’t know why you didn’t tell me how
it went but anyway, I’ll be back”, he said and he ran off.
She rolled her eyes and laid back on her bed.
Jessica woke up the following morning and she took out her phone to see if she
got a text, missed call or an email from the job interview but there was nothing
about it in her notifications.
“Ughhh!!!” She said to herself and she got off her bed and went to the kitchen to
grab something to eat.
As she was walking into the kitchen, she bumped into someone who wasn’t
“Oh, I’m so sorry”, the lady said to her and she looked up and saw that it was
Anastasia, Dean’s girlfriend.
“It’s fine. And I didn’t know that you were in the house. Did you come in this
morning?” She asked, accessing her outfit. She was wearing Dean’s shorts and Tshirt.
“Oh no, I came in last night. I’m sure you were probably asleep”.
“Yeah yeah. I hope you’re good”.
“Yeah, I am. I was just preparing breakfast for Dean and he’s also getting ready
“Do you want some?” She asked.
“Oh no, it’s fine. I was just coming to grab an apple,” she said to her and she
walked to the fridge and grabbed one.
“I’ll see you later”, she said to Anastasia and she left to the kitchen.
As she was walking into her room, Dean hugged her from behind.
“Good morning Sunshine”, he said to her and she pushed him off.
“Take your hands off me, you fornicator”, she said to him.
“You know what I’m talking about,” she said, whispering.
“Oh Anastasia??? C’mon, are you going to keep calling me that?” He asked,
“Yeah, till it sinks in”.
“You know I’ve tried to cut it out but it’s freaking difficult and we didn’t even
have sex tonight. She’s on her period, we just..”
“What makes you think I want to hear the details. Keep that to yourself”, she said
to him and he laughed.
“It’s not everyone who’s a firewood like you”, he said, teasing her.
“What? Who says I’m a fire wood. It’s called discipline, if that’s the word you were
looking for. Pray for a gift like that!” She said to him and she walked into her
She sat on her bed and pondered on what happened. The hug she received from
behind, lasted for just a few seconds but it gave her goosebumps.
“Oh God, how do I continue like this?” She said to herself and she ate her apple.
Her feelings for Dean were growing and it annoyed her because she didn’t want
someone like him.
She decided to wave off he thoughts and she took out her phone and scrolled
through her Instagram page.
Few minutes later, Dean knocked on her door.
“Come in”, she said to him and walked in.
“I’m off to work. Let me know if you get a call from work”.
“Sure. Be safe”.
“I will. Take care of yourself and don’t miss me too much”, he said, winking.
“Sure,” she said, rolling her eyes.
“Wait! Is she staying here?”
“Nope. She’s taking her bath. When she’s done, she’ll leave”.
“Bye Jess”, he said to her and he left.
Later in the day, Jess stepped out of her room to get something to eat and she was
surprised to still see that Anastasia was still around.
She was seated in the living room, watching tv.
“Anastasia! i didn’t know that you were still here. I thought you left”.
“Nope. I..uhm. I kind of want to stay here”.
“Till he gets back?”
“No, I want to uhmm.. live with him for a while. Do you think he would be cool
with that?” She asked.