Continued from Hold Up, Wait A Minute
Just Because (Alejandro)
Yes, I accidentally on purpose kicked Delaney’s cell into the pool a few days ago but it’s not like I planned it.
It was just a thoughtless impulse that I couldn’t control when I saw it sitting near the edge of the pool like that. I already know that it was a low-class move but I’m also a man who needs the odds on his side – against Tyler.
I’m not sure what made Delaney stay and right now, I’m not asking any questions. I’m just happy that she accepted to live with us instead of renting the house next door even if it was on condition that we just “be” with no expectations and no promises.
Yes, I accepted her “conditions” but I fully intend on breaking our agreement.
Right now, we’re on our way to meet Ric, Emme and a few other friends for dinner. Delaney is sitting next to me in the car, frowning and stabbing at the cellphone screen.
“This new cell you got me is complicated…and you said that it’s a local 787 number? No one will be able to reach me until my request for my other line to be forwarded goes through.”
At first, breaking Tyler’s communication with her for a few days was my goal. I mean, the less he can reach her, the better for me, right?
But then, when I had the cell activated for her, my impulses took me over the edge again…
Don’t ask me how I have his number because I won’t tell you.
What I will tell you is that the trip I’m taking Delaney on before her new contract starts will give me a head start on helping her forget about him.
“For now, I’ll text this number to Ella and the girls, work and my mother until my request goes through” she says as I pull up and park behind the restaurant. “What’s wrong? You’re so quiet.”
I feel her staring at me intently with those dark eyes of hers and when she puts her hand on mine, I realize just how hard I’m gripping the steering wheel.
I’ve been waiting so long for someone like her that I’ll do whatever it takes. But I still feel guilty.
I lean over and kiss her like my life depends on it. When our lips finally part, I kiss her again just as intently, leaving her breathless and dazed. Every time I kiss her, it feels like that electric first time on the pier.
“Hmm…Don’t start something you can’t finish Aleja,” Delaney whispers, trying to catch her breath. “What was that for?”
“Just because,” I say and kiss her again, not caring that everyone is waiting on us.
Ninety days isn’t a lot of time but it will have to be enough to convince her to stay forever.
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