Jordan and Harley reached home and Harley carried the grocery bag inside. Jordan followed him behind. Elena, their mother was watching TV with their little sister, Lily. When Jordan went to the living room, Lily ran up to Jordan and hugged her legs. Jordan picks her up and kissed her cheek.
“Mom, I think I should join karate,” Harley screamed from the kitchen.
“Why is that?” Elena asked casually..
“Because there are boys around J all the time and I also have the responsibility to protect you three. After all, I am the man of the house,” he reasoned as he came to the living room and plopped on the couch.
“Yeah, the man of the house who screams his lungs out in the dark,” Jordan teased him.
“Mom, look at her,” he whined like a baby snuggling close to his mom.
“Oh, baby!” she said to him as she patted his head.
“I’m not a baby,” he said and got up from the couch and marched to his room. The others laughed at him because they do know it is just fake anger. He will come back later.
Elena turns towards Jordan and asked, “What happened?”
“In the supermarket, a little boy bumped into me and his father came behind him and he spoke to me a little and apologized on behalf of his son. That’s it,” Jordan explained it to her.
Elena nodded her head in understanding.
“Mamma, hungry,” Lily said.
“Yes baby, we gonna have dinner now,” Elena said to Lily and turned towards Harley’s room.
“Unless you don’t want the chicken soup noodles and potato chip frittata!” Elena spoke in a rather loud voice to reach her son.
Harley’s room door opened instantly. Lily went to him and pulled him by his hands towards the dining table. Jordan and Elena tried really hard to not burst into laughter.
After dinner, they all went to their respective rooms, and Elena went to Harley’s room. His room door was open, so Jordan could hear what they were talking about.
In his room, Harley was doing spiderman poses in front of the mirror. He stumbles when his room door creaks.
“Come in,” he said while rubbing his butts.
“What stunt were you pulling?” that was Elena.
“Umm, Nothing mum.” He got up from the floor and went to sit on his bed.
“What is it? The karate thing?” she asked him, as she sat on his bed.
“You know, my sister is beautiful and people keep trying to talk to her. And I’m not a baby anymore and I should be protecting my sis,” he sounded pretty serious.
“Did anything happen in the supermarket?” Elena questioned him to listen to his side of the story. It is only right to know both sides before concluding anything.
“Well, a man was talking to her,” he said.
“Not everybody we talk to is dangerous. And don’t worry too much. And if you still want to learn karate out of interest, then you can join. I’ll look into the classes,” she placed an offer.
“Yes. I want to join!” he said enthusiastically.
“Okay then, now it’s time for bed. Goodnight baby.” She tucked him to bed and cover him with the duvet.
“Mom! I’m not a baby,” he whined.
“Yes! Yes! Now sleep.” She pecked on his forehead and left the room. She looked towards Jordan’s room, she was wide awake, “Sleep soon. Goodnight,” she said to her daughter before she went to her room.
At Marcel’s house, the father and son were rather having a battle of words in English mix Gibberish. Adrian was having a tough time getting his son to put on the diaper. But the little boy was nowhere near to accept his father’s offer of cookies and chips for a diaper.
“No! Papa!” Aaron screamed as he ran to the living room.
“Damn, Diaper!” Adrian muttered.
His phone ringing got in between his chase towards his son. He immediately picked the call, it was his mother.
“Hello,” Adrian sighed.
“What happened?” she asked him with real concern.
“Your grandson is hard to please,” he said, sitting on the couch and glaring at his son who gave him a wicked smile.
Adrian’s mom chuckled, “Oh no! My baby is already having trouble.” She made it as dramatic as possible to annoy her son to the edge.
“Mom! You can’t do this to me,”
“Of course, I can. Who said you to move far away. If you had stayed would I not be helping you with Aaron?”
“You would. But still, I would move away even if you did a lot. You have done a lot for him and me. It is my time to do my son’s things.”
“You do realize you are annoying me right, mom?”
“I am glad it is working,” she laughed.
Adrian groaned at his mom’s reaction. They spoke for a little while before hanging up. By the end of the call, Adrian got his mom to help him to get Aaron into the diaper.
Later into the night, the father-son had dinner and now they were watching some cartoons on TV. Aaron was watching it with high interest and Adrian watched his son and felt contentment seeing his son adjusting to the new place. And wooing people with his cute charms.
Adrian asked his son, “Champ, do you want to eat dessert?”
“Choco! Choco!” he said with excitement.
“Fine. Since you have been a good boy and wore a diaper too.” Adrian got up from his seat and went towards the kitchen.
Aaron jumped in excitement and rushed behind his father to the kitchen. Chocolates beat to cartoons and were long forgotten.
When it was Aaron’s bedtime, Adrian asked his son, “Champ, you wanna sleep with papa tonight?”
“Choco?” Aaron demanded a deal.
“Forget it,” Adrian said.
“Paapa!” Aaron whined.
“Tomorrow! Tomorrow I will give choco. Now off to bed.” With that, it was bedtime for them.
The week had rolled in pretty quickly. It was already time for schools to reopen. Adrian and Aaron had spent the week very well with his son. They visited hell lot of attractions in the city and made friends with their neighbors. Aaron was pretty much active than he was in their old place. But, he was yet to make friends around his age to play.On Monday morning, Adrian got up early to prepare breakfast for Aaron and himself. He could never miss having breakfast with his son. And also he was expecting the nanny he had hired for his son to arrive. The lady seemed nice on the phone so Adrian had decided to choose her.Aaron came out
Adrian was beyond shocked to know Jordan was his student. The mental note he had made to himself to keep a distance from her was down the drain. How could he even ignore her while she is his student! He will have to see for the most part of the week.His emotions ranged from slight happiness to extremely uncomfortable. Uncomfortable because she was hardly 18 and she was also his student. The idea of getting drawn to her again was not the one he fancied. He started thinking of ways not to get close to her or not to let her anywhere too close to him. If only he could control things that happen in life!When Adrian returns to the staf
The week had rolled in quickly. It was Friday already. Adrian was returning to the staffroom from his last class of the day. Even though the week had gone well, he felt a little tired. It’s only natural to get tired when you have a hectic schedule. When he reached the staffroom, Jordan caught his attention. She was talking to Matthew about some assignment.Adrian could not avoid Jordan as he had thought. Left or Right in school, they ran into one another. He was waiting for the weekend to try and forget about her.He went to his desk and placed his books. Jordan noticed him but didn’t react to it. By that time, Michael
Jordan stood in her closet, her body wrapped in just the towel. She was debating with herself about what to wear. Her mother had invited Adrian and Aaron to their home for lunch today. Jordan’s happiness and nervousness battled over the roof. She was happy to see Adrian outside the school, especially her home. She had no idea why she felt nervous. Well, she had issues, but, that didn’t matter at this moment.The last night’s phone call with Riley crosses Jordan’s mind. Her dearest friend said to Jordan to wear short clothes and seduce him. Riley was aware of Jordan’s attraction to Adrian and she was on board to support her friend’s first love to be. I’m 18. Is it right for me to think about my future family! Especially with a man who is older than me for more than a decade. And also has a two-year-old son. I don’t even know if he has a wife. I have only seen him with his son. And the most inconceivable thing is, he is my teacher. God! How can you do this to me!How can I forget about him so easily! That moment when I saw him at the supermarket, my heart skipped a beat. I have never felt this way in my life. Gosh, he is so handsome. I made a mental note to tell my friend, Riley about it when she returns from Italy. Perhaps, she will help me track down this guy. That was until I saw him on the first day of school, as our new math teacher. Why does he have to be a teacher! Did
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I’m 18. Is it right for me to think about my future family! Especially with a man who is older than me for more than a decade. And also has a two-year-old son. I don’t even know if he has a wife. I have only seen him with his son. And the most inconceivable thing is, he is my teacher. God! How can you do this to me!How can I forget about him so easily! That moment when I saw him at the supermarket, my heart skipped a beat. I have never felt this way in my life. Gosh, he is so handsome. I made a mental note to tell my friend, Riley about it when she returns from Italy. Perhaps, she will help me track down this guy. That was until I saw him on the first day of school, as our new math teacher. Why does he have to be a teacher! Did
Jordan, Riley, and Michael stood in the parking lot, waiting for Adrian. Jordan had forgotten to ask for Adrian’s address.When Adrian walked near to his car, Michael and Riley moved away from there to give them some privacy. Jordan smiled at Adrian and said, “I forgot to ask your address.”The smile which Jordan gave to him, Adrian felt this girl could be his death. Riley and Michael kept staring at them. Adrian wondered if Riley had informed Jordan about his staring at her friend.Adrian gi
“Are you two official now?” Riley asked Jordan as they walked through the corridors of the school.“Something like that,” Jordan said to her.Jordan, herself didn’t know if they were. Because Adrian didn’t tell her anything about it. She hoped Adrian would talk about it today when she goes to his home. She was still in confusion about their relationship and wanted confirmation from Adrian.“I can’t believe my innocent friend just got into a relationship. With our
Jordan sat on the stairs on the fourth floor of the school, hands on her knees, palms cupping her face, eyes constantly blinking and mind aimlessly thinking. Riley stood on her left side leaning into the wall and eyes dug into her phone. Sitting next to Jordan was Michael. Bandaged right palm, sore face, and bloody inked lips.“So, what happened?” Riley asked, her eyes not leaving the phone.Michael looked at Jordan, signaling her to respond with something. She shook her head and said it’s him she is asking. They kept on with their head-shaking conversation until Riley locked her phone and gave them her full attention.She pointed at Michael, “You.”Jordan chuckled looking at Michael who was giving her the look which said I’ll make a comeback later. “You are next,” Riley said to Jordan. She swallowed the lump in her throat and nodded. They both turned towards Michael.“Just a fight,&rdq