The next few weeks flew by quickly. The
girls and I spent our weekdays teaching and our weekends shopping. I talked to
Jaxson on the phone almost every day but did not see him much, except for a
couple of times when he picked Sophie up from her class. It was always a brief
exchange, but I could feel the sparks between us growing stronger each time. He
said that he was close to completing this job and had made me promise that we
would go out on a real date as soon as he was finished.
I was having a hard time focusing on dance. Instead, I was daydreaming about him constantly. I could not stop thinking about the way he kissed me or how it felt to have his hands on my breasts. I would go to bed each night needy with desire and dream about his eyes staring at me while his hands ran all over my body.
I was driving myself crazy, but had no control over the feelings that were developing between us. I realized during this time apart that I really missed spending time with him and I was eager to take our relationship to the next level.
The first week in October, he told me that he would finally be handing the remaining work over to his staff and would like to take me out to dinner on Friday night. I could hardly wait!
On Thursday of that week, I looked up to find Sophie running into class with a smile on her face ready to give me a big hug. She was doing an amazing job in class now and it was hard to believe she was the same timid little girl that first signed up to dance. I got excited knowing that I would get to see Jaxson when he picked her up after class.
When the hour was over, I walked out to the lobby smiling and speaking to the other parents, but actually just looking for Jaxson. I came to an abrupt stop when I spotted him in the corner with a big busted brunette hanging all over him.
What the hell?!
I stood there frozen for a solid minute and could not take my eyes off the nauseating scene that was playing out in front of me. I knew this woman was a dancer's Mom. I remember seeing her at registration, but I didn't know who she was. What I did know was that she needed to take her trashy hands off of Jaxson now.
At first she was standing behind him as he sat with her arms draped around his neck. He didn't have any expression on his face to clue me in on what he was thinking, but her lips were close to his ear and I could only imagine what she was saying to him. When he stood, she quickly stepped around to face him. She pressed her enormous fake boobs firmly against his chest as she wrapped her arms around his waist.
As I stood staring he glanced in my direction and saw the look of hurt on my face. His eyes got big and he took a step back from the tramp as he unwrapped her arms from him. I did not want to see this anymore, so I turned to go back into the studio. I had another class to teach and if I stood there any longer, I was afraid that I would make a scene in front of everyone.
I heard him call out to me, “Mia! Wait!” as he rushed down the hall. I intentionally slammed the studio door shut before he got to me. I could not deal with this drama right now. This was not the time nor the place for my personal business.
I don't know how I made it through the rest of my classes, but I somehow managed. After we got home that night, I replayed the whole scene to Jade & Livi that night. “I can not believe I was falling for him! I should have known better than to get involved with a man with so many issues, but I did it anyway. I told myself several times not to get attached. Dammit!”
“You can not tell your heart what to do,” was Jade's only advice while we all agreed with Livi's assessment of “All men are assholes.” My phone kept going off with insistent texts from Jaxson. Everything from It's not what it looked like to Please tell me our date is still on for Friday. I really want to see you. I finally silenced it and cried myself to sleep. I didn't know what to think, but I sure felt like he had ripped my heart out and stomped on it.
I was in a really shitty mood by Friday afternoon. I was still extremely exhausted, because I had tossed and turned and cried until I finally went to sleep in the wee hours of the morning. Jaxson had not given up trying to reach me either. He had texted and called all day, but I didn't have anything to say to him. By the time classes were through for the evening, I had gathered my stuff, turned off all the lights and locked up the studio. All I wanted to do was go home, take a hot bath and fall into bed.
I certainly did not expect to find Jaxson leaning against my car with his arms crossed over his chest. He had on dark jeans and a black v-neck t-shirt that was molded to his hard body. Damn, he looked hot!
Even as mad as I was at him, I could not help the reaction he had over my body. I tried to ignore him and the tingling that was going on inside of me now that he was near, but it was useless. “What are you doing here, Jaxson?”
“I thought we had a date tonight and I want a chance to explain,” he took a step closer to me.
I placed my hands on my hips, “Do you really think that I still want to go out with you? Why don't you just call that bimbo that was draped all over you yesterday in the lobby?”
He took another step closer and kept inching closer as he spoke, “That was just Roxy. She grew up next door to me and even though we went out a couple of times in high school, we are just friends. She has always been, but trust me, there is nothing between us.”
“That is not what it looked like to me.” I wanted to be mad at him, but I could feel my walls collapsing.
“I don't care what you thought you saw, you took it the wrong way. I only have eyes for one woman in this town and she is right in front of me.” By this time, he was standing so close that I could feel his breath across my face. I wanted to reach up and kiss him, but I didn't let myself.
There was a fire in his gorgeous blue eyes as he stared down into mine. “Mia, all I have done these last few weeks is think about you and imagine what I was going to do to your sexy little body the next time we were together. I will not let some crazy bitch from my past ruin what we have between us.”
He reached for me and pulled my body up against his with one hand while he supported the back of my head with the other. He gazed down at me with lust filled eyes until I thought I was going to melt. I barely heard him say, “Fuck, I have missed you,” before his mouth was on mine in a searing kiss.
As the heat traveled through my body, I knew that he was forgiven. How could I stay mad at him when he kissed me like that? I could tell how much he wanted me from his hardness that was pressing into me. I did not know what it was about this man, but at this moment, I knew my heart may be lost to him forever.
He finally released my lips and cupped my face with his hands, “I don't want you to worry about Roxy, okay? She is nothing to me. Now let me take you by your house so you can get dressed for dinner. I am starving and we have reservations at 7:30. Oh and Mia...get a change of clothes for tomorrow, because you won't be coming back home tonight.”
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