She looked behind her distraught as she stumbled through the dark path, sobbing.
She didn't have a destination but the bleak path in front of her was less frightening than the prowling beast waiting to bounce on her.
She tripped over a piece of wood she had not seen because of the darkness, blood trickled down her leg confirming her suspicion that she had been wounded.
She fought to stand up, biting her lower lip to stop herself from crying, then crawled not having the courage not to cover any distance at all.
She heard the sounds of insects and didn't want to think of the possibility of wild animals lurking in the wood, she was currently in.
She knew nobody, she got nobody. Nothing but a sob story and a desire to get away from what awaited her in her mom's broken trailer.
"We are here with you baby," Jasmine cooed, "It is just a nightmare. Open your eyes." She tapped Maya lig
She smirked as Alex grabbed her arm dragging her to the Morning Dose coffee shop. She willingly followed, already missing her favorite liquid even though it was just a day of absence. "How did you become Taylor Swift in a day baby girl? And how do you manage to land your boss, our boss?" He asked eagerly, in hushed whispers that shouldn't be called that because of how loud it was. She shook her head at him, in between clenched teeth, "I'll tell you if you stop ranting, okay?" He nodded remorsefully and then grabbed a cup of strawberry smoothie, Maya knew he didn't care for. She ordered an expresso, and minutes later they made their way to a booth. "Yes, I got engaged to our boss but I kept it a secret because I was trying to avoid this ruse and drama that is now arising." He placed his hand on his chest like he had been wounded dramatically. "I thought
Maya felt the hair at her back stood, goosebumps following. She was at the driveway waiting for Alex to come so they can go back home. She shivered, something wasn't right she could tell. Then she saw a flash of black cloth Making her apprehensive as she glanced at the office door wondering how fast she could head back in there if she made a run for it now. Before she could even process her thought, she felt an object being prodded at her tummy. She stifled a scream, shaken as a sheen of sweat was visible on her brows. "Don't move," he was wearing a black mask over his head, his outfit also black making him blend into the darkness of the day as she wondered how long he had been waiting for her, lying in wait for her. That was the last thing she thought because a handkerchief was placed over her face and she passed out.***&nbs
"I'm just going away like you guys had requested not dying!" Her eyes widened as she noticed Jasmine's and Jessica's tear-streaked faces. "Besides it is a temporary arrangement, once the worst is over which is soon, I'll be back." They both nodded still sulking childishly. "Are you ready?" Xavier asked standing up. Even though she had protested all her things, except a change clothe had been moved by a moving van to his house yesterday. She knew it was a temporary move, if everything goes according to her wants she should be out of his house in three days, but as he carted all of her belongings ignoring her, it had felt so permanent, so final. She shook her head at her crazy thoughts, then smiling at him she nodded. "Let's go home then." ***
She walked around the house, taking a sip of the juice box Xavier had restocked the fridge with a few days after she came. She knew he was in the office and it was safe for her to explore the house without the risk of running into him and experiencing the Sparks that doesn't ever seem to seize once she was next to him. She stared at her reflection in the blue clear pool, she dipped a finger inside his swimming pool, surprised that the water was warm. Deciding that if she just had to lounge around Xavier's house aimlessly like she had nothing doing, which she doesn't, she has to go all the way out. She wore the little two-piece maroon-colored bikini that Jasmine had bought for her as a go get sex at a beach party. Only a thin strap kept the bikini in place and the bottom had a triangular-shaped piece of fabric that b
Maya's eye glossed over the new contemporary romance book she had bought in a bookstore in the next estate. It'd been quite a show because of the hefty men Xavier had insisted she show up with as the book owner just gulped again and again. She doubted the woman had even counted her money because she seemed so eager to get rid of her and Maya didn't blame the middle-aged woman one bit. Though she also didn't enjoy the company of two stiff men who only spoke monosyllables when necessary and had a permanent scowl on their face, she'd been desperate to get something to do, something to keep her company so the last incident that occurred when she had decided to explore Xavier's swimming pool because of boredom won't be repeated. None of them ever mentioned the incident to each other and honestly, there was never an opportunity for it to come up. Xavier was always gone to work before she wok
Let's play a gameMaya had done the dishes regardless of the fact Xavier had lots of housekeepers for that, but used to not being cared and fend for she couldn't shake how irresponsible it felt dumping your used dishes on another person. When she was done, she saw Xavier sitting down on the lounge, his eyes on his laptop. Noticing her presence, he met her gaze smiling at her. She smiled back, loving how natural it felt to be with him, in his house exchanging glances. "You not feeling sleepy yet?" Xavier asked as she sat down on the chair opposite him, looking up from his computer. His hair was damp showing that he had just taken his bath and his matching pajamas didn't conceal how ridiculously good looking he was, if anything his laid-back attitude enunciated the obvious. She shook her head answering in negative at his question. "I ain't sleepy yet." "How abou
Maya had been surprised that Xavier had even remembered his promise of having a movie night with her. In fact, he had gone out of his way to bring along Melissa, which had been a pleasant surprise for Maya. And Melissa, in turn, had rung her boyfriend to join them a few minutes later because according to her, it felt like she was a massive third wheel. Which Maya considered understandable since she considers she and Xavier an item. Bryan was his name and though Maya couldn't say she liked the guy immediately she saw him, she couldn't exactly chalk it up to him being a bad person since she didn't know him but Xavier had stiffened beside her making her paranoid about what the evening held in store for her because of the addition and had to pinch him to gain his attention. "Be nice, please." She gritted her teeth a
Xavier wasn't surprised as Maya grabbed a bottle from the fridge, poured herself water, and left the kitchen without acknowledging his presence. She'd been acing the silent treatment game for the past two weeks regardless of how many times Xavier had apologized. He'd not offended her that was her mantra yet she wouldn't even look at him. He groaned remembering that Melissa wasn't also taking his call and Maya had almost left his house that night after Melissa had gone. It'd taken the intervention of both her friends and Alex for her to decide to take out her anger on keeping to herself and just staying in her room. He doubted that the ruin he'd caused that night could be fixed and to think Maya was watching out for him yet he'd ended up lashing at her verbally. He winced remembering