The Questionable Life and Times of Rii

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Part 6: The best of both worlds.

My heart was beating out of my chest when that gray text bubble popped up. What would he say? “Rhea I have a girl chill out”? Rhea you overstepped your boundaries Im reporting you to HR for sexual harassment”? So many thoughts raced through my mind. I looked down at my phone, the text bubble disappeared but no words appeared. I could feel my chest getting heavy and then I heard my text message notification go off…

I took a deep breath and looked down at my phone.

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I felt like:

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and like….

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and then like….

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Because don’t we all just love when we throw ourselves out there and it actually pans out? I mean yeah I have a fiance and he has a girlfriend…-Wait.

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OMG!! He does have a girlfriend and I am engaged what am I doing right now!? I thought to myself. I probably just shouldnt respond and if I avoid him at work tomorrow maybe he’ll get the clue. All of a sudden there was a knock on my window. I nearly jumped out of my skin.

“Rhea you okay?”, it was James. “I saw you pull in but you’ve been sitting out here for a while”.

“Oh no Im okay” I said sounding guilty getting out of the car. “Just needed to gather myself” I kissed him on the cheek as we walked into the apartment.

…A couple of days later…

I was able to avoid Deandre at work for a couple of days. Turning around when he walked in my direction, staying away from areas I knew he took his lunch. I hadn’t received an email from HR telling me to get my shit and go so I figured I was safe. I grabbed my coat and started shutting down my workstation for the day. I walked into the hallway and there he was right in my face, there was nowhere to run without looking obvious. I rolled my eyes thinking about all of the times I tried to run into him getting on the elevator today now that I was avoiding him he was everywhere I turned.

“Hey Rhea” Deandre said as we walked on the elevator.

“Hey Deandre” I responded. Other people were on the elevator so we were quiet the rest of the way down. When we got to the ground floor I started heading in the direction of the parking garage.

“You love walking” Deandre said coming up behind me. I slowed down a bit do he could catch up.

“We sit all day I can use the exercise” I responded. We were quiet pretty much the entire way to the parking garage. “What floor are you on?” he asked as we approached the parking garage elevator.

“Sixth floor”, I responded waiting for him to hit the number. As the elevator door closed he pushed 7.

“Im on 6” I said.

“I know, Im on 7” he said pulling a blunt out of his pocket and showing it to me. I smiled and followed him to his car.

“You did not” I said cracking up playfully hitting him. I looked down at my phone it was almost 10 o clock we had just spent hours talking in his car. “Its getting late, whenever Im with you I cant keep track of the time” I said.

“Damn it is kinda late” he said looking down at his watch. “Ill drive you around to your car” he said starting up his car.

“Im right here” I said as we turned on the 6th floor. “Thanks homie” I said turning in my seat trying to give him some dap. I was still feeling really awkward about our text and was relieved he didn’t bring it up.

He said “naw” and pushed my fist away and before I knew it his lips were on mine.

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When he pulled away I could barely catch my breath, hell I could barely move. It was everything I could have imagined it to be. I told him I would see him later and got in my car. I didn’t know how or when but I knew that I wanted him to kiss me again. I started my car and drove home.

To be continued….  

Discussion Questions:

  1. Would you forgive your mate if they kissed someone else one time?
  2. How do you handle being attracted to other people while in a relationship?

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Cherise is an entitled millennial whose parents told her from birth she would be great. This drive to be great has caused her to excel academically receiving two degrees at the age of 25 and $85,000 of debt. She still has no (insert cuss word) clue on what to do with her expensive degrees or her life in general. You can typically catch her dodging calls from Sallie Mae, sleeping, or updating this blog. To read more about Cherise and her experiences navigating the scary world of adulting click one of the links on this blog.

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