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.
I felt like:
and then like….
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.
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.
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….
- Would you forgive your mate if they kissed someone else one time?
- How do you handle being attracted to other people while in a relationship?
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