Kissing Sean in the water felt ‘good’. It suddenly brings it all back,that night, four years ago, she realized that she loved kissing him, before, during and then after ..
And now ,the man before her was the boy, he was sure, his lips firm and the way his tongue caressed her lips was that of a man who knew what he did and liked what he did and melting to his kiss came naturally, all her pent up emotions suddenly melted away, her stiffness, her walls and years of desire comes stumbling down..
And when he pulls her closer to kiss her…she ached.
“Mummy?” that tiny voice felt like cold iced water being poured on top of her head hitting her with a thousand senses.
What the hell was she doing and why the hell was she kissing Sean O’Conner?
Her eyes shoots open, her walls come back up and so did her anger, she pushes him away and slaps him again square in the face and drags herself out of the water, she grabs kiki’s hands and begins to walk away, followed by a very confused Tonia and leaves behind a very shocked Zachary.
Sean comes out of the water touching his face, he swears he couldn’t remember how many slaps he just received in one day… he rubs his cheeks.
“What the actual fxxk was that Sean? I thought you said you didn’t like hot sexy mother, what the hell mehn?”‘
“‘And you go around kissing chicks you don’t like, did I not get the memo? Why would you kiss her if you don’t like her?”
“I swear I don’t know, I really don’t. It just happened..and I swear Zachary, it felt like I had kissed her before…but damn! she doesn’t hit like a girl, my cheeks burns”
“‘Dude, not nice, I told you I liked her!”’
“‘Sorry bro, I swear it wasn’t planned, I know it’s against the bro code but….I don’t know”‘
Zachary drinks his beer and hands Sean one “It hurts though but its fine. I think my consolation is that I never stood a chance with her, I talked and gave out all my charms and she didn’t even pick on my lights, didn’t give me a smile. So I already gave up before you swung her over your shoulders though, so may the forces be with you man, but as your friend I will tell you, I think you just burned the bridge because she seemed pretty mad”
”I know, but she kissed me back, was kinda nice..really nice”‘
“So again my question, do you like monster kid’s hot sexy momma?”‘
Sean thinks for a moment ,really…he didn’t. Well, he scratches his head… honestly he has no idea…
But one thing was certain, that little unplanned kiss? He liked it and he would love to kiss her again.
Just to find out if…it was mutual… the likeness of the ‘kiss’that is.
Whatever it was that was pulling him towards Megan, he has to find out.
“I don’t know man, maybe, maybe I do and it’s funny because a few hours ago or days ago I could say no but right this minute, I swear I don’t know”‘
“Well, what you gonna do?”
“What else, stay in her radar, know for sure”‘
“And if you really see that you like her, what next, are you ready to commit to a single mum?”
“‘Erm… I would date her, for real and about that? look, I ain’t getting younger anyways and I know its a huge responsibility but… I like kiki, we sort of click, I mean it I can have a relationship with her little girl the way we do, I guess it wouldn’t be so hard. One thing about liking and loving someone is to be able to love all of that person… baggage, flaws, responsibilities!”
“And Tasha Williams, girlfriend, soon-to-be-fiancé soon-to-be-wife?”
”I told you already, she is great but she has so many issues, all about her and money, she hasn’t asked how work is, how my family is and if I am good, her messages is all about car, party, money…I don’t want to settle for that Zachary… I don’t”‘
“You saw her like that and dated her”
”Yeah! I thought she would change or simmer down”‘
”You can’t change a person Sean”
”I know. But, I really can’t settle for that either..”
Zachary sighs “I pray for you man, God loves you bro, he does, I can only pray for you”‘
Sean laughs “Get out of here,let’s go, need to get them home”‘
”You want to explain that kiss Megan, I mean one minute you hate the guy, next you don’t want him near kiki and now you smooching him in the water and kissing him, what was that, I mean I am happy you getting back in there but… care to explain?”
Megan is fuming.. “he kissed me’
“‘You both were kissing each other, still”‘
“Look, it just happened, I let my guard down and he did, I am furious, I am beyond pissed, how dare he?”
“‘Hmm hmm, I hear you, you liked the kiss didn’t you? Its okay, you both can keep kissing” Tonia chuckles “Really hot kiss there Megan, dammit!!”
Megan rolls her eyes, she is frowning
“Mummy,erm..”Kiki is scratching her head” You kissed Uncle Sean?” she frowns
“‘ Uncle Sean was helping me with something in my eyes” she lies
“Liar!!” Tonia coughs, Megan shoots her a look
“But, you were kissing him, but why did you slap him and kiss him?” Kiki face is contorted in a curious frown
“He made me angry but I wasn’t kissing him”‘
“But Mum you we-“‘
“Kiki, drink your juice” she pushes juice to Kiki’s lips as she saw them coming, determined to avoid him she turns away
“Hey kiki, ready to go?” Sean asks, she nods as he opens the car and she climbs in, he is staring at Megan, she avoids his eye and climbs in behind kiki, Tonia does same trying to hide a smile.
They drive back in silence, Zachary trying to lighten the tension in the air, puts the radio on and sings along to the song playing, soon Tonia joins and kiki too when a kiddies song comes on, Sean and Megan remain quiet and all the while he kept looking at her through the mirror, she seemed really livid and for the life of him he didn’t plan to kiss her nor wanted to… sometimes he couldn’t explain but it felt… right. that was what was bothering him. Maybe he should just apologize to her and try not to make things more awkward.
As soon as they got home, Megan jumps out of the car..”Say your goodbyes Kiki”‘
Kiki turns to Zachary and says a shy bye, then at Sean, she lets go off her mother’s hand and rushes to him and hugs his legs “Bye Uncle Sean,”‘
Sean felt something warm in his heart spreading, he lifts her off the ground and stares into her face “You had fun?”‘ she nods “well I am glad. Goodnight kiddo, I don’t do goodbyes, not with little princess as beautiful as you, by the way”‘ he eyes Megan and lowers his voice “I think I made mummy angry again, what can I get her this time,?”
Kiki giggles and places her little finger to her jaw as though she is thinking,
Tonia has a knowing look on her face when she stares at Megan, see, nature is taking it’s cause Megan,they now gossip together,Megan groans inwardly.What the hell were those too saying ”Kiki, time to go, come down”
Kiki looks at her mother and then back at him “Erm I don’t know, maybe you could get her a big teddy bear, I like teddy bears or now, she really loves one movie, saw it one time, she cries when she watches that movie. She always watch it”‘
“‘Know the name?”
Kiki shakes her head, then she thinks for a moment as her eyes shines, she nods ”its the same as my school book”‘
Sean is confused “‘What?”
”Book! I remember because it’s the same as my school book”‘
”Erm… I don’t know”
”NOTEBOOK!” She giggles shaking her head ”Uncle Sean is dumb”
”Hey I am not dumb” he laughs shaking his head ”Slow not dumb, and I didn’t realize” Sean chuckles, hmm movie and a teddy bear “I could do that” he lifts her from the car, trying to put her down she grabs his neck and hugs him tight “Ohhh hey..aww” he hugs her back and puts her down
“Goodnight Sean O’Conner”” Tonia says “And you too Zachary”
“Night” Sean and Zachary says “Megan, can I talk to you for a minute please?”
“Goodbye Sean” she says turning away and going into her house with Tonia and Kiki following.
“”Live to fight another day son” Zachary grabs his shoulders and turns him away “Live to fight another day”
Kiki was fast asleep when Tonia comes into the room, “Still pissed?”
“‘What do you mean why do, he forced himself on me””
“‘No he didn’t, he kissed you, he probably likes you.”‘
“No he doesn’t, he took advantage of the situation”
”What if he does like you though? I mean would it be so bad, do you know how hard it is to have your baby daddy come back after a few years and wants to have something with the mother of his child?”
“Well he doesn’t know that and what is to say he doesn’t run with the tail between his legs when he does, now he might think it cool to flirt with a single mother, he can always hit and run, no strings attached.”‘
“Do you like him?”
“What’s with the 21 questions Tonia, whose side are you on?”
“Kiki’s side, if it works out,it’s a win Megan, I mean…the way those two connect, don’t you see that everything, nature, God wants them to find themselves..?””
”Drop it Tonia, please, that kiss or whatever happened tonight is never happening again, Sean would soon get bored and forget about kiki and life will go on”‘
“‘Are you still gonna move Kiki away?”
Tonia sighs… “Goodnight Megan, sometimes it is draining talking sense into you””
“Especially when you aren’t the one wearing the shoes you think it’s that easy to just forget about four years ago and move on like it never happened. He left, he didn’t care about the girl who showed up years ago, he won’t care about her when he finds out that I am the girl nor the child is his, reality hits you square in the face Tonia and all this you see him exhibiting is just superficial, it would go and I would be left with a broken child who would go back into her shell,worse than this… I am talking my daughter away Tonia, all this has to stop, I am doing it for her”‘ Megan says turning
“Okay, if you believe that, okay but today, you are not running away for Kiki, you are running away for you.” Tonia leaves her.
What the hell does that mean? Megan stares at the closed door.