Samantha lays on her bed… staring at the ceiling. For the past hour she had been trying to concentrate but all her thoughts keeps going back to that night.
“I can’t stop thinking about you Samantha, you drive me crazy… can I kiss you please” she remembers his words as clear as though he was standing beside her
She closes her eyes to will it away, but she ends up seeing the scene in her mind’s eye, him being close to her as she backed the wall, she could literally hear her heart beating…
And all the while she was praying “please don’t kiss me, please don’t kiss me”
The first day he kissed her, she was furious and slapped him. The second time, she had been shocked and weak and felt… unsure, and she didn’t know why she didn’t slap him
She had stayed up for hours, fighting the thoughts seeping into her mind “You like him Samantha, maybe that is why you couldn’t hit him maybe, just maybe you didn’t mind that kiss”
And when he now had the good sense to ask her, she had been sacred. Yes scared, that if she had said yes, she would have liked his kiss and maybe kissed him back.
And she didn’t want that, him being close to her almost made her lose her senses, and he being, emotionally vulnerable almost made her want to give into him.
But now, she didn’t come out of a messed up relationship to let some pompous rich dude kiss her, No!.
Mr Bass was ruthless and heartless, and the fact that he just turned down a girl barely a few hours ago and went to apologize so he can come get a kiss from another only upsets her more… and yes, she meant everything she said to him.
But why did she feel bad, why did she feel as though she had hurt him. And then when he left she kept thinking about it, and she hadn’t stopped for two weeks and she had no idea why… why she felt the way she does.
And every time her phone beeped, she wondered if he was the one.
Of course he would never ever call her again. She had told him not to. He was proud, he wouldn’t, after being humiliated and rejected. He would never call or see her again. She told him not to.
But yet, she missed not fighting with him. It was crazy but… when was the feeling one had ever any reasonable?
She lied to Jamie that she didn’t like him, but the truth was that she didn’t know how she felt. She knew she despised him at first, hated him later on and now… now when she thinks about him her heart skips and she doesn’t know why.
Now she would never know.
It’s been a month now, and whatever change he had, had was probably some sort of show off, that he could do better, it didn’t mean that he actually have changed.
Men like Jake Bass remained pompous, egocentric and heartless… everything she hated in a man and it was distasteful.
She was glad they would never have to see each other again
But why couldn’t she stop thinking about him?
Bass didn’t mean to do it but every single day he finds himself parked outside her house at night, fighting the urge to go up and knock on her door, but he couldn’t be able to bear her sending him out again.. so he would sit there and then wait, till her lights go off then he would go home.
“Wouldn’t you want me to go up and knock sir?” Todd asks him one of the days
“No, Lets go” he tells him
Sometimes he would go by her office, go up to see Mr Shelton… but he really wants to see her, but he doesn’t.
He should forget about her, but he couldn’t..
Whatever thing he was feeling for Samantha was deep, and if only he knew what it was.
“Good evening sir “ Jamie says ,
“Oh hi, it is Jamie right?’’
“Yes sir, one and the same” she says as she met him leaving the building, she was leaving too.
“Lovely” he tells her opening the door for her because she had something in her hand, inside it was a ribbon package box, and it was written
“oh wow, thank you sir”
“You are welcome. Have a great weekend, and happy birthday! ”
“And you too sir” she says frowning and then she follows his eyes “Thank you sir but it’s not my birthday”
“No” she laughs “not close, but technically she is like my sister, my boyfriend and parents all summed up into one”
“Oh… your partner?”
She scoffs “Oh don’t be silly Mr Bass” she laughs, realizing herself she apologizes “Oh I am so sorry , forgive me”
“Oh no harm done Jamie, I don’t bite, not anymore”
She smiles, he smiles back “well, it’s my best friend’s birthday and I just wanted to get her something, I would be going away for the weekend so I wanted to drop it by before I leave “
“Okay, well happy birthday to your best friend” he tells her,
“Thank you” she begins to walk away and him too
“Yes?’ he turns
Samantha was going to kill her but, she can apologize to her later
“Its Samantha’s birthday tomorrow” she says, then she turns and leaves
He stands staring at Jamie until Todd comes to him
“Sir, the car is waiting, your flight is by 7pm, everything has been booked, shall we?”
“Change of plans Todd,”
“I don’t understand sir”
“Neither do I”
‘’Thank you Mum” Samantha says into the phone as her mother wishes her a happy birthday “I love you too” she laughs into the phone “And tell your husband I kind off love him too even if he is an ass” she laughs as her mother scolds her for calling her father an ass
“Oh what I would do today?? Oh nothing,Jamie is going away for the weekend with her new beau,so I would be home watching movies,eating chocolates and feeling 27.., oh gatto go mum, Jamie is here,I love you” she cuts the call
“Hi jamie, aww you didn’t have to” she hugs Jamie
“I know but still, sure you don’t want to travel with us for the weekend” she asks Samantha
“Three is a crowd babes, no go have fun with that fine stud of a man , I am good, I got lots of calls and messages from work,. See, presents on the table” she points, Jamie ‘wows’
“That’s a lot”
“See I am loved so go have fun okay”
“Okay, happy birthday again Sam” she kisses her
“Thank you James” Samantha kisses her back, they laugh and she leaves
It’s barely 10 minutes later when the knock comes to her door
“Argh Jamie, this girl”
She opens to find Him there
“You!!’’ she breaths
“Good Morning Miss Samantha,happy birthday!!” he says giving her a small sealed box
“Who is this from?’’
“I think you know from who” he walks awa , she closes the door frowning, her heart beating as she pulls at the ribbon and opens it to find a smiley face turned upside down with large tear coming from its eyes.. she frowns, seeing an envelop , she reads
“Hi Samantha, I know you told me you never want to see me again nor talk to me ever but… I swear to God it’s been hard. Really hard. I want to see you again, I want to apologize for all that I have done, I want to quarrel and fight with you about things that don’t make sense, I don’t know, at least I would get to have you in my personal space.” she laughs
“I know It’s your birthday, and that well… you are home alone obviously, please at least let me do something nice for you and if you still hate me because I hate me too, I’ll never bother you again. I promise I am not the same guy you used to know, I have changed, not for you. I was stupid to think I needed your validation. I changed for me and I swear it’s been great…but at least allow me tell you thank you for messing up my world and making it spin out of control in ways I still don’t understand. Please, let me do something nice for you today and if it’s a yes, I would be waiting in the car, you just have to pack a weekend bag” he drops a closed eye smiley” I am not ordering, I am begging”
She finds herself smiling , there is a knock on the door
She is frowning, she hands him the box, “Tell Mr Bass that he never learns, I will not just up and leave just because he says” she says
“I know” she turns hearing his voice
“That’s why I said please,”
She smiles shaking her head “ I’ll be out in 20 minutes” she turns walking inside, she didn’t see him smile, neither did he.
“Okay, let’s go”