Jessica walked up to the gate and pressed the bell.
She waited for a while till the security man opened up the gate for her to walk in.
“Good evening ma’am”, he said to her and she smiled.
“Good evening. How are you doing?”
“I’m fine, thank you”, he said to her.
“That’s great. Enjoy the rest of your night”, she said to him and she walked away.
She walked into the house and she heard the voices of two people laughing.
It was Richard and a lady’s voice.
“What’s going on?” She said to herself and she walked into the living room.
When she walked in, she saw Miss Jen and Richard talking and having a good
“Hey”, she said to him and he was surprised to see her.
“You’re back?” He said to her.
“What’s she doing here at this time of the night?” Miss Jen asked, glaring at her.
“I should be asking you the same question”, she said, glaring at her.
“She was just leaving”, he said, getting on his feet.
“Leaving? Why am I leaving?” Miss Jen asked.
“Because my girlfriend is back”.
“Girlfriend?” She said, chuckling. “What are you talking about Richard?”
“Ellen, let me walk you to your car. I appreciate everything you’ve done and I’ve
heard your request. I’ll talk to Erica and the rest of the board and we’ll get back to
“I don’t understand what’s going on”, she said, confused and Jessica walked away,
She went into her room and banged the door.
She laid on her bed and thought about what her mother said about Richard and
the rumors that were going round concerning his relationship with Miss Jen.
“And now, she’s in his house at this time of the night?! After everything we spoke
about, he still allowed her to come into his house and he was laughing with her
and having a good time!”
“What is wrong with him?” She said to herself and as she was thinking about the
whole situation, she heard a knock on her door.
“Jessica, are you there?”
“I don’t want to talk to you. Just go”.
“C’mon, let’s talk”.
“I don’t want to talk to you Richard. You’re just so…I don’t even know what to
describe you as”.
“I don’t know what’s running through your mind but she just came over to hand a
couple of documents to me”.
“And that led to you two having a hearty conversation?”
“We were just talking about the whole deal and it lead to other conversations. It
was nothing too deep”, he said to her and she was quiet.
“Can I come in now?” He asked her.
“Miss Thompson can you please let me in”, he said to her and she chuckled.
“Come in”, she said to him and he walked in.
“I’m really sorry if seeing her made you angry or sad. It wasn’t my intention”, he
said, sitting on the bed.
“I don’t like seeing her around or around you. She’s so rude and very annoying”.
“Next time, I’ll meet her somewhere else”.
“Meet where again? Isn’t the whole deal sealed?”
“It is but she’s the contact person for the company. We’ll definitely meet up once
in a while”.
“Don’t worry, it’s just work based and it’s going to be once in a while and now she
knows we are together”.
“Oh my God. I just realized it! She’s going to tell Erica!!” Jessica said, sitting up.
“I’ll deny it and just tell Erica that’s she’s being delusional”.
“Yeah but Erica is going to get suspicious and start monitoring me. It’s going to
make things weird”, she said, face palming.
“Stop overthinking things. It’s going to be fine”.
“I just don’t want things to get complicated”.
“It won’t. I’ll handle everything”, he said, cupping her cheek.
“Don’t worry baby”, he said to her and he pecked her on her forehead.
“How was your dinner and trip?” He asked and she remembered the whole
drama at the dinner and the bush situation with Dean.
“Drama, drama, drama”.
“Tell me about it”.
“Well, they were poking their nose into my life and trying to find out who I was
“And what did you tell them?”
“I said I was dating Philip”, she said, laughing and he frowned.
“Why did you lie about it?”
“Richard, we already discussed this. If I tell them that I’m dating you, it’s going to
explode in my face. My mum will find ways to meet you and everyone in my town
will hear about it and it might reach the blogs or reach Erica’s ears. I just don’t
want that kind of drama yet”.
“Hmm”, he said to her.
“I know this whole thing is becoming complicated but I’m sure we’ll be able to
figure something out soon”.
“Hmmm, no problem”.
“Is that all that happened?”
“Yeah besides them assuming that I was dating Dean”, she said, chuckling.
“Why will they assume that?”
“I don’t really know”.
“They want you two together?”
“I guess so but that’s probably because they feel we like each other”.
“And they’re right?”
“Richard. Do we have to talk about this again?”
“You still can’t say a simple no?! Do you still have feelings for him Jessica?” He
asked and she was quiet.
“Jessica, I..”
“No, I don’t”, she said to him.
“You’re not being honest”.
“I am”.
“I don’t believe that”.
“I’m not. I was just a bit fond of him and now, It’s just you Richard”, she said,
cupping his cheeks and she kissed him on the lip.
She was about to pull back but Richard held her back with his lips and the kiss
got intense.
As it got intense, their clothes went flying off to the other side of the bed and he
got on top of her.
As things were about to get more intimate, her phone rang out loud. She quickly
reached her hands out for it but he stopped her.
“Don’t”, he said to her and she stared at him lustfully.
She tossed the phone and they continued with their business but the phone kept
“It might be my mum”, she said to him and he got off her.
She grabbed her phone and saw that it was Dean.
She ended the call and sent him a text.
“What’s up”, she sent to him.
“Just wanted to let you know that I’m home”.
“Okay, thank God. Thanks once again for today. Have a goodnight”.
“Have a goodnight Jess and don’t forget to let your parents know that you’re
home before they blow up my phone”, when she read that, her eyes widened.
“I have to let my parents know that I’m home”, she said to Richard and she got off
the bed.
She realized that she was just in her underwear and everything dawned on her.
“Oh Lord. What am I getting myself into”, she said, reaching for her sheets and
she wrapped it around her body.
She walked into her washroom and sat on the toilet seat. She quickly dialed her
mum’s line and her mum picked up the call within a few seconds
“Mum, I’m home now”.
“Oh, thank God”.
“Yeah, I’ll talk to you later. I’m so tired. Good night”.
“Good night baby and tell Philip I said hi whoever you see him”, she said to her.
“No problem”, she said to her and she ended the call.
She sat on the toilet seat for a long while and thought about the make out
situation with Richard.
“This is become so difficult. If Dean had not called, I don’t know what would have
happened”, she said, face palming.
“This is why I didn’t want to stay here. I have to move out quickly”, she said to
herself and she got on her feet and walked back into her room.
When she walked in, she saw that Richard had dressed up.
“Hey”, he said to her and she walked towards her bed.
“I’m really sorry about how things escalated and I..”
“It’s fine Richard. We are humans and it’s bound to happen”.
“Hmm, okay. I’ll leave you to rest then”, he said to her and she nodded.
“Goodnight Jessica”.
“Goodnight”, he said to her and he left the room.

The following sunday, Richard and Jessica went to her church and she tried her
best to avoid Dean. She didn’t want Richard to assume things.
As she was avoiding Dean, she was also trying to avoid other people. They kept
stealing glances at her and Richard.
After service, she got up quickly and was in a rush to leave but Dean walked up to
“Hey”, he said to her.
“Hey”, she said, forcing a smile.
“I was wondering if you could come for the rest of your things. I’m moving out
today”, he said to her.


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