Jared scanned the headline nonchalantly "Engaged Casanova?"
Warning alarms went off in his head as he thought of the one person that was engaged, that could get this rise from Tyler because of the dirt on his name.
And just as he feared, his eyes took in the almost blurred picture of Xavier entering a hotel with two scantily dressed women. There was no mistaking that, that was Xavier despite the poor quality of the image and that disturbed him as his eyes were now fixated on Tyler who was still looking smug.
Maya, he thought standing up quickly as he prayed that she hadn't seen this because the last thing he wanted was for her to have a mental breakdown because of her foolish insensitive fiance.
"Where are you going to?" Tyler eyed him.
"I need to make sure that Maya doesn't see this."
"Too late. That must have been the first headline that she saw immediately
Diane's brother"I don't know why you did what you did even though you are smart and was very much aware of how this would end, why you continued staying with him even though I can tell you knew how very easily you might fall in love with him and at this point, I don't think I care." "Jessica__" "No Maya. Just listen to me, Alex is on his way to your office, just follow him without creating a scene. You should be with people especially when you are heartbroken and you'll be staying with us. That would even give Stacey more room to finish decorating your house. That place is depressing," "Jessica I'm not heartbroken and whatever happened between me and Xavier, was something I consented to as an adult besides I have work to do and I can't just up and leave." "Hello bullshit, I'm Jessica, nice to meet you." She snorted, "Can you stop feeding yourself with lies?" she heard a sharp intake of breath from the
"My baby," Jasmine met her at the threshold of the door, engulfing her in a warm hug even as Alex left them there, moving inside the house to sit down while commenting on how nice it was to see less of pink now and if Maya didn't feel like her heart was being dragged out of her body and pushed back in, again and again, she would have told him how surprised she had been to notice the very welcomed change by the way. "Can you both come inside already?" Jessica was wearing an apron as she made her way out of the kitchen shaking her head at the public display of affection, "How cute right?" Alex smiled in reply. "Remember all that I told you, Maya, I need to go back to work. I'd been so worried when Jessica has called that's why I had stopped by your office," he gave Jessica a mock horrified look, "Not all of us can be liars now, can we?" Maya could tell that Alex had run to her office the minute Jessica had
Xavier frowned at his favorite call girl, as she strutted into his room, swaying her hips provocatively. She wore a black leather jumpsuit which he had once told her made her look like a decorated desired cunt fit for just his pleasure. He could see the curves outlined by the body hug dress but yet it did nothing for him, his cock had the same bored look on his face, the type that was outrightly rude and might force him to yawn if he wasn't careful. The same look he have had on his face when he had purposely entered a popular hotel with two women he had once had a threesome with hoping that a picture of him would be taken by some lucky photographer. He was happy that his fucked off life could help make an average man earn a few bucks right? This was it, he was counting his victories alright even though he was a sore loser when it comes to the art of giving up on someone's memories which were becoming addictive as meth and bitter-sweet like a sex orgy gone wrong.<
"No I'm not," he admitted not having an ounce of strength to even tell a lie. He have been doing that all week, all day, every minute and damn second to his assistant who he had told to cancel all his appointments, lying that he had a headache, the same damn lie he had told any reporter who had approached him, he was wrong when he had thought he was afraid of being a one woman's man and was totally scared of the commitment, he was indeed scared of something but not about hitting one pussy for the rest of his life because it seems his cock was being damn selective already and he had even lied to himself when he had dialed Ashley number asking her to come over, telling himself he could forget Maya when he had her writhing underneath him and if it gets that bad since she had a black hair he could just dim the light and pretend she was Maya, the only woman he wanted to be doing. He didn't want to lie to his sister. He didn't want to screw what they shared the same wa
"I don't want to be doing this, heck I love my job and you are my boss but," Jasmine shook her head slowly, "I hate you right now so does Maya and yes, I'm positive she wants nothing to do with you. She wouldn't want to see you." Xavier frowned in frustration even as Jasmine maintained her stance in the doorway not preparing to back out as he cursed realizing that although once upon a time he was glad that Maya had people who had her back, the too solidarity could also be a pain in the ass. He dialed Maya's number, hoping for the sake of whatever she worshipped as God, she picked up. She picked at the fourth ring, almost as he was about cutting the call and leaving. "What do you want?" her tone was brusque and familiar. It was his voice. The tone he used on other people because never in his life had he done the chasing but had been at the receiving end of being chased. "We need to talk." &n
"So what you both are trying to say is that the whole thing is off?" Lauren the host of today's news gawk at them, her eyes widened like they had just told her that the world was coming to an end tomorrow. Maya nodded, "We weren't compatible and __" "We were very much compatible just that, I'm a scum and it seems like I'll be towing the playboy for life path." Maya glared at him even as she gazed at Lauren who had not been expecting this when out of the blue Xavier had agreed on an interview she had been pestering him for since the news of his engagement came, giving her a long sigh. "See?" Her smile seemed defeated and weak, "We can't even agree that we weren't even compatible. That's how incompatible we were and he is just lying to spite me," Xavier eyed her wondering what she was insinuating by her last line. That was not part of their script. He has gone through this with her. He
The day Xavier had found out about Tyler, he could still remember the stares, the whispers, his guts telling him something was awfully wrong yet he was the invincible for a reason, he had held his hand high and had strutted around the school hallways like he wasn't aware that the attention he reveled in usually was nothing compared to that day. When he had gotten back from school and had seen a younger Tyler with a big smile on his face, still in his uniforms and waving at him, the alarms had gone off yet he had chosen to ignore it. He had rolled his eyes at Tyler and wondered what the wuss was doing in his house, especially when he noticed Jared who sat next to him fidgeting. His sister had tears in her eyes as she held onto his mother while his bastard of a father, looked at her, dried-eyed and composed. Before the words had left his father's smug mouth, before he had remorselessly told him he had a new brother, he could
Maya walked back home ignoring the strange look she got from both those in their car and pedestrians who held umbrellas but she didn't care as she enjoyed the water that wetted her hair and trickled down to her body making her gown stick to her skin. She coughed, aware of the cold she has invited into her body but still, she craved the liberating feeling the water gliding down her body offered. She walked as slowly as possible, allowing the water to soak her completely. She had left her phone in Jared's car and had assured him she would be fine. She knew he would have realized that was a big lie because her phone must be going off now with phone calls and texts by a worried Jasmine and Jessica. Her feet hurt reminding her of the distance she had walked, but she couldn't stop as she hoped that somehow she just disappeared, get away, maybe being isolated would help her sort her crazy confusing