I finish setting up the table for dinner, I count the number of plates, the twins and I, Bestie, Zuso and Mma, perfect! As I make sure that everything is set, I look at the other end of the table and think how K was supposed to be sitting there.
How we would've been married by now and with the kids, but life didn't work that way. I set the glasses and go freshen up in my room.
These Friday dinners have been a tradition ever since the twins were born, they really helped me out because after they were born I wasn't coping at all, being a single mother and being at school as well, was hell!
I had to finish off my degree with online schooling, which wasn't that bad cause I had more time for my babies. I'm just thankful that Mma didn't abandon me when she found out I was pregnant, she supported me and would take care of the kids when I would be busy with school.
It surely wasn't easy but this little family I have helped me a lot, Zuso take them over to their house sometimes for the weekend to let me "unwind" as they say, I love my kids but sometimes I need some me time.
After freshening up and wearing my tights and sweater, something I know mom will disapprove of, honestly wearing dresses and heels is tiring! The fact that I had to wear that stuff the whole week tired me out! I really hate that stuff, but as the CEO of my small company, I have to look presentable when I'm in the office.
I miss working out there in the field, but now all I do is supervise what my employees are doing and check out their designs. However, when I get the opportunity I run to it wanting to smash a house open and starting from scratch.
Just like my house, I built it from scratch and I've never been prouder of my projects! Enough about me now, I walk to the twin's room to see if they're ready and I'm not surprised to find them on their gadgets.
The only time they get off those is when Tammy is here, I asked her to use literal books and not these smart gadgets! I try to get them to read books but it's been a failure all the way. They're only going to start going to school in the 5th grade, I don't want them to be totally introverted and want to take over the world one day.
"Mommy, you coming?" Khuli tugs on my shirt looking up at me with those beautiful eyes, it's crazy how they look so much like K, from those olive-green eyes with specks of brownish-gold. Their lips, the only thing they got from me is their nose and I like to think their hair is a mixture of mine and his. I'm just jealous that they look so much like him.
"You guys excited for tonight's dinner? Mama is coming!"
They grin at each other and nod their heads vigorously, suspicious. I wonder what they up to now.
I put them down once we reach the kitchen and take out the wine for the adults and juice for the kids, the doorbell rings and I go open the door.
"Hey, babe!" Zoé screamed pulling me into a hug as if it's been long since we saw each other but it's only been a week.
"Hey T." I hug Thuso and kiss her cheek, Zo is already with the kids and pinching their cheeks, I know how much she wants children but T isn't ready.
"How are you feeling?" T asked looking at me in the eye, I know immediately what she's talking about and I sigh.
"Flipping frustrated! Confused and scared. I don't know what to do." I whisper out and see that Zo is standing with us once again.
She pulled me into another hug and patted my back softly, "You'll figure it out. Whatever happens we here for you okay babe?" I nod my head and hug both of them, feeling an extra set of small bodies joining the hug we laugh.
"I don't believe this! You guys having a group hug without the most important person of the group!" Bo always has to have a dramatic entrance.
"Argh come in here you!" Zo shouts and he comes over between me and Zo, "jealous much?" Zo asked and Bo stuck out his tongue for her causing all of us to laugh.
"I love you guys." I said as we all parted from the hug.
"What about me?" A voice asked behind us and I slowly turned around to find K, my heart beat faster and suddenly my audio box couldn't work anymore.
"I hope it's okay I invited him, actually the kids did but they asked me because you would say no and be mad at them for meddling in your..."
"It's okay." I cut Bo off as he rambles, I turn to the twins with a forced smile but the moment I look into their eyes I melt and give them a genuine smile, "Next time ask mommy okay?"
"Okay, mommy. We just really wanted K to come because he's so much fun." Khaili gave me her toothless smile and I smiled back. I turned back to K and gave him a small smile.
"You're welcome to stay, there has to be some food to feed you around here." I walked to the kitchen where everybody else is.
"There surely is..." He muttered so low I swear I wouldn't have heard him correctly. Everybody is already sitting and I see that an extra plate was put onto the table.
I looked over to Zo and she shot me a smile, I glared at her because she will be giving him the idea he is the man of this home! But he is.
The doorbell rings and I run to it and find my mom looking gorgeous, I pulled her into a hug because for one I was feeling overwhelmed with everything and there's nothing as comforting as a mother's hug.
"I'm here too kiddo!" A warm voice said and I screamed lunging to the man.
"Mr S! Mom didn't tell me you were coming as well!" Mr S was a darling, he also helped me out during the difficult times in my life.
He was a really nice man who for his age was still considered as good looking up to my standards, mom certainly did choose a beautiful man here.
"You'd swear he's your mother." My mom muttered, Mr S and I laughed and both kissed her cheeks.
"You're my mother and superhero!" I told her enthusiastically.
"You bet! Now, where are my real children?" She asked walking to the dining room.
"Grandchildren, I'm your child." I muttered feeling replaced by my children.
"It's okay Kiddo, you're my child as well." Mr S kissed the top of my head and we followed my mom who was giving the children gifts.
"Mma what did I say about you buying things for them every time you come over?" I asked feeling annoyed because we've had this conversation a million times and her response always is...
"Do you guys hear anyone talking?" Wow!, "Besides these are my babies Rina." She shrugged her shoulders as if I'm not her baby as well.
"Whatever, let's sit down." I see K still standing awkwardly there but with confidence radiating off him as if he owns the place, "Uhm K you can sit at the other end of the table."
My mom looks at me with wide eyes the whole table does and I clear my throat taking my seat at the head of the table.
"Mma and Mr S, that's Khalil. Khalil, my parents." I introduce them before my mom says I'm rude.
"Nice to meet you, dear. In-person I have to say you look much more beautiful and manly!" My mother said with a huge grin and Mr S cleared his throat, "But you're the only man I want." She kissed his cheek and couldn't help but cringe because of where my mind went.
K saw my reaction and grinned, "Same to you mam, I see where Rina gets her looks." My eyes snapped to him to see he was already looking at me, my mom giggled and Mr S said something which made the whole table laugh but K and I were still having a staring contest.
My mom nudged my side and I smirked, "K. Since you're the guest, please bless the table." He looks at me with wide eyes and clears his throat.
"May we please join hands and close our eyes." We all did as he asked and he prayed, surprising me because last I checked he didn't believe in religion.
"You're religious now?" Zo asked shocked as I was and K shook his head no.
"No, I just remembered something Rina taught me all those years ago. I must say Mrs S that you gave birth to a wonderful daughter!" He already won my mother over a long time ago, in fact after he told her she was beautiful and he called her Mrs S!
"Oh yes, son..." Son? Son!!! No, he must not be called son, has she forgotten what happened!? I've tuned out all conversations around me gathering the empty dishes and putting them into the dishwasher.
Apparently now we're all going to watch a movie, and guess who's idea that was? K! We're all sitting in the living area and watching The Avengers. I'm sharing the couch with the twins and K, Zuso are sitting together, K is sitting on the loveseat alone eating whatever it is he found in my fridge and my parents left saying they were still active too, I didn't really need to know that part though.
"You should take them to their rooms." K whispered in my ear, I was absentmindedly playing with Khuli's curls as he slept on my lap and Khaili on K's. I picked K up and laid his head on my shoulder going for Khaili, "It's okay. I'll help you." He picked her up bridal style and she snuggled up against his chest.
My stomach dropped and my eyes teared at the sight, I turned and walked upstairs before I could cry. I put Khuli in his and kissed his forehead after covering him up, I walked over to Khaili's bed and did the same for her, K was standing by the doorway.
I walked out and he closed the door leaving it s bit open, enough for light to enter the room.
"Are you okay?" He asked grabbing my shoulders and turning me to him, I nodded my head and tried to pull away from him, "Foxie look at me. What's wrong?" He whispered and I couldn't hold it in anymore, I broke into tears and he pulled me in, he hugged me tightly and kissed the top of my head.
"I_ I have to... I don't know-how. I'm so sorry." I try speaking but he shushed me hugging tighter.
"Whatever it is, we'll figure it out together okay?" He said pulling away from the hug a bit to look at me, "whatever it is Foxie." He whispered and I couldn't help but look at his lips, I leaned in and he met me halfway and our lips joined in a passionate kiss.
His hands slid down to my waist before cupping my ass and squeezing it, he thrust his tongue into my mouth and I met his with mine. We both battled for dominance but before anyone of us could win somebody cleared their throat.
"Uhm sorry. We just wanted to tell you we leaving. Carry on. Sorry again. Bye. Love you both! Sorry." Zoé spoke out uncomfortably but anyone could see she was trying to contain her grin, she left with a huge smile and ran down the stairs.
"She's going to..." K spoke and before finishing I answered.
We broke into a fit of laughter as we heard Bo scream and the front door slammed closed and more screaming.
"Look you should probably go. Don't want your ride here to leave you." I whispered.
"Yeah, I should. Uhm thanks for dinner it was quite lovely." He said as he was about to leave through the door. He placed another slow kiss on my lips, "Goodnight Foxie." With that, he left and I closed the door.
This is truly getting out of hand
Hot Ares: Don't wet yourself tonight dreaming about me, I won't be there to clean it up.
Really out of hand!
I wake up and stretch on my bed and look at the empty space beside me. Soon Foxie, you will be sleeping in my bed and living under my roof with your kids.I get out of bed and head to the bathroom to brush my teeth. I walk around this temporary house I bought just so that I could be closer to Rina, and convince her that she belongs to me.I enter the gym and start on my daily workouts. Today I'm focusing on the arms and torso. Alright then let's get started.I'm busy with the pull-ups when the door slides open and footsteps enter. Now, these people know I don't like being disturbed when I'm working."I hope you don't mind but Zanele showed me the way here." Her angelic voice spoke out cutting of my grunts, I slowly turned around on the pole to look at her and pulled myself up just to flex my muscles, "You still the show off aren't you K." She chuckled."Just for you." I walked towards her with a towel in my hand wiping the sweat off my
I double-check my drawings that I'll show my client tomorrow and grin loving them. He'll only be flying in tonight so I'll see him tomorrow.I'm really excited for this project and can't wait to get started on this one! The house is over eight thousand square feet and has just been built. Fresh out the oven.I heard a knock on my door and I groaned, who is disturbing my peace?Whoever that is is really rough on my door. I walk towards it slowly and peek through the glass and I groan. I open the door a little bit and he pushes himself in."Please do come in." Note the sarcasm in my voice."What is it with you and running away!?" He raised his voice at me."Woah, relax there buddy. We normally start with a 'hi, how are you?' then get to the questions okay. Let's try this again. Besides it's a new day, get over yesterday.""Listen here Rina I do not have to get through all the pleasantries when all I'm trying is to be..." I stopped
"Good morning, Rina right?" A husky voice sends chills down my spine and my ears perk up at the accent. Latin maybe?"Mr Cortez! What a pleasure." I brought my hand to shake his hand and I obviously had to admire his looks, this man was freaking gorgeous. Beautiful light brown eyes, full pink lips, curly black hair in general admirable features. I was jealous!"Alex please, you're working on my home." Guh that accent and that smirk is a panty dropper! This man is freaking gorgeous. His fingers are sexy and clean, and let's not even get started on his body! Drop-dead gorgeousI always thought Latinos were beautiful, he was beautiful. We would have beautiful babies together, heart eyes. You have gorgeous babies with K. Relax! Bitch."Ready to see your home?" I asked with a smile, I was genuinely proud of this project and I had a great feeling he would love it! This was the best I've seen my work at, that's what you always say. True, I get excited o
Today we started on Alex's house and I've been wearing a huge grin the whole time. It's a lot of work but it's also a lot of fun work. We already shopped for the materials yesterday, we being Natasha and I, my assistant.For a Monday I'm very energetic which is unlikely, but when you doing something you love, you were a smile."You ready to get started on the first bathroom?" I smiled cheekily at Tasha. It was the first bathroom of many and we were going deep ocean blue with this one, Alex said he loved dark colours so we were working with colours that would set a dark but calm mood. My kind of style."If we want to at least finish 3 today we better get started." She chuckled and we began. Alright measure, cement, tile, look. That was the systematic approach we took and we would grin at each other when we were done."You hungry?" I ask Tasha when we were done with the first bathroom, was a load of work considering this bathroom was big, but not as big as
I knock on the door and wait for a response from her."It's open!" She shouted and I got in following the smell of food all the way to the kitchen, her back is facing me as she stirs something on the stove."Hey.""Hey! You hungry?" She asked turning around with a smile, she seemed happy."Every time I come over you're cooking or there's food." I crossed my arms over my chest leaning against the kitchen island."Then you just have good timing?" She said with a grin, "and I'm assuming you are hungry." She dished up for the both of us and passed me my plate. It smelled divine."The twins still at your parents?" I asked her as I took a bite of my fork."Yup, they're enjoying it there since all she does is feed them junk. So they're staying another week." She shrugged, we ate in silence until she was done."Is there a reason you called me here?" I asked her as she washed the dishes and I wiped them."Uhm yeah. I want to intr
It's been three days! I repeat three days since K has been in his father role with the children and every day I come back home to a messy, loud and busy place. Every single day!Currently, I was standing in the master bedroom telling the guys how I want them to place the lights and what type of lights, what I love about my team is that even when I'm not making sense they understand.I stood there watching them but my mind wasn't here with them, I was thinking about Tuesday when I finally introduced K to his children."So, you ready?" He asked me after I called them to come down from their rooms. For some reason my hands were sweaty and I was hella nervous! I don't understand why."Yeah sure." They came down with grins on their faces which made me wonder what they were up to. "Sit down please." My voice came out a bit squeaky.K and I sat in front of them on the coffee table and I took a deep breath and opened my eyes to find two pairs of K's eyes l
"Finally!" Natasha shouted out as we finished the last bathroom of this enormous house, I chuckled at her actions and left her dancing in there. I went off to the master bedroom and saw that they had already put in the flooring, we went for dark wood flooring and yup...black.it was surprisingly a beautiful colour, technically my favourite colour but this wasn't my house. I went in and helped them with the little I could.Honestly speaking this week has been great, I've been smiling more than I normally do and sometimes I just cry out of nowhere. Have you ever held so much joy that you just cry thinking about it?K is pretty awesome with the kids, awesome doesn't even begin to describe how much fun it's been having him at home with our kids, yeah it's noisy but it's everything I imagined a home would be like, I deeply regret taking so much time to tell them but it's all in the past now."Don't forget about tonight amor." Alex spoke behind me and I c
I'm sad. Actually I feel betrayed, I really thought that she would stay but she left to go to whoever this Alex is.I pull up my briefs and walk around her house, might as well do something around here. My mind immediately runs to that closet that the kids and I stashed our stuff.I love them so much, the amount of joy they're able to emit out of me is crazy! I'm obviously a kid all over again when I'm with them, the amount of fun we have together is awesome and I think I'm spoiling them way too much but the point is we have fun together.Only if Rina could see how I am with them, but every time she comes back she's either stressed out or exhausted or both. Then she becomes grumpy and moody and sleeps the rest of the day and only wakes up when I'm about to leave.Maybe she's just avoiding me, who knows... I finish cleaning the closet and packing the stuff properly, I make a mental note to build an extra storage cabinet. She'll probably get all pisse