I am so irritated at being stuck here. I thought getting out from under Fabian was going to mean freedom, not a different kind of cage. I found a book while he was in the shower and just put on relaxing music on my phone. This whole damsel in distress thing is going to get old quick and I need to get to the bottom of whatever he is hiding. I’ll give him a couple days, he clearly is just as uncomfortable with all of this as I am.
Maybe he just needs time to adjust. We’ll see. I won’t let him lock me up and hide me forever. I hope he isn’t regretting his decision to get married to me, I mean this was his idea, mostly. I am listening to my calming music and getting into this book when there is a tap on my shoulder.
LindseyWe arrived at the storage unit and Kittie was waiting for us. She walked up to me and gave me a big hug.“It has been too long sweetie! How are you?” It’s a loaded question. She knows about Fabian and his idiocies, but she is also giving me a chance to give her the ‘code word’ to let her know I am here against my will.“I have been great! This last semester really kicked my butt, but I graduated with honors and both of my degrees like I planned.” I smiled at her. “Obviously new things are happening. This is Anton, I have told you about him, and this is Brandon a newly acquired shopping diva, now I have a set.” Kittie and I laughed while both guys tried and failed to look offended by my comments.
Lindsey I did force them to go to the closest grocery store with me. James found this very funny. They whined the whole time and both refused to touch anything. We just laughed at them the whole twenty minutes it took me to get what I needed. They all allowed James to go to my apartment, but I still wasn’t allowed to get out of the car or go in. These people were still camped out. I don’t know how Angie was dealing with it, but she thought it was great fun sneaking out of the apartment and when she did get caught by one of them, she pretended to not speak english. I guess that was the benefit of having multilingual parents. She packed real bags for me this time with all of the things we purchased the other day and my toiletries now realizing the goal was my safety not to lose my virginity. I also
Lindsey Lindsey We get through dinner like last night, just asking questions and trying to figure each other out. He declines having a drink, saying he only does it on special occasions or at work events. I like that he doesn’t have to drink his stress away, he obviously works out in his gym for that. “Would you mind if I joined you for your workout in the morning? I’m really just a cardio bunny and I lift light weights, but it will give me something to look forward to.” I give him a soft smile. I don’t enjoy working out, but I like that working out allows me to have the dessert habit that I do maintain. It’s all about priorities. “I’ve never worked out with anyone before, I don’t know if I’ll be good company.” He says wit
Reece My alarm woke me at 5am and at first I was really confused and disoriented. Normally I’m a really light sleeper, but this morning I feel like I got the best deep sleep I ever have in my life. I start to move and feel a weight on my left arm and it’s actually tingling with that pins and needles sensation when you sleep in one position too long. I went to move it out from under whatever was holding it down, then I heard a small noise and Lindsey rolled over facing me burying her face in my chest. I wrap my arms instinctively around her, the tingling sensation completely forgotten. She is so tiny in my arms, but she fits perfectly. I place a kiss on the top of her head and take in the floral scent of her shampoo. “Hey,” I whisper. “It’s time to get up.” Part of me hopes she doesn’
Reece What the hell just happened. She’s mad at me again? What did I do now? She made her declaration about what she was doing today, then walked to the bedroom and I heard the door lock, so there was nothing to talk about or discuss. At least she included James and Brandon, so I know she’s going to be safe, but she’s planning on arriving when I can’t be there to meet her and she’s going to ‘stay out of my way’ whatever that means. I tried to wait for her to emerge from the room so I could at least ask what I did, but I needed to leave to prepare for this meeting and she was taking her time, I’m sure on purpose. I scribbled a note for her to call or text me when she got out of the shower and left it with her plate of food on the kitchen island. I left with an uneasy feeling in my stomach, the butterflies were back, but this time
Lindsey I took a lot of time to get ready to go into Reece’s company today. He always wore a three piece suit that fit him perfectly. I figured I should try to match, adding a bit of my own flare. I went through all of the clothes that Anton and Brandon picked out and settled on a fire engine red pencil skirt that hit me just below my knees with a slit straight up the back. I paired that with a black cami and a sheer sleeveless button down shirt and black jacket that was cut to accentuate all my curves in the right places. I finished it off with strappy black heels that zipped closed in the back. My hair was down with a light curl and my make up and jewelry were simple. At the last minute I decided to channel my inner Anton and threw on a bright red lipstick to match the skirt. I knew I looked good and I wasn’t going to let Reece make me feel less than amazing eve
Lindsey The day actually went pretty smoothly. The contract was just as Reece said, he was planning on making improvements, but cutting as little of the employees as possible. I set to work figuring out how to restructure and move people so that everyone would benefit more than be inconvenienced. I made a call to Ralph and let him know what was going on. To say he was surprised was an understatement. “What the hell, Linds? You seriously let your brother talk you into this?” Ralph is basically yelling into the phone, much like a father would at his kid making a rash and very stupid decision. I’m glad I had it on speaker or my eardrum would have been ruptured. “He didn’t have to say much, Ralph. He used the company as collateral for som
Lindsey We walk into his office which is a mirror image of mine, but where mine is bright white his is all dark woods and fabrics. I didn’t get much chance to look around as I was pulled back and basically slammed against the door. “Is there anything that you wear that doesn’t make you look like a goddess?” He almost growls at me in a low husky voice. I am pressed up against the door as flat as I can go, trying to get as much distance as I can between us. His palms are flat against the door on either side of my head. “What? What are you talking about?” I stuttered stupidly. It was really hard to think when he was this close and he smelled so good. “It was difficult enough last night when you had o