I was staring but at James, he was here and I caught a glimpse of him and he looked like he was making his way toward me. My heart skipped making me look away for a second before looking at him and he was smiling at me. He winked at me and waved over as if calling over someone a little disappointed he was not waving me over. I watched where he was looking and two police officers in uniforms walked to where he was. I kept looking at him before he nodded at them saying something before they followed him. He pulled out a piece of paper from his back pocket before stopping in front of a girl wearing a pink off-shoulder princess dress.
I didn’t hear what he said because there were gasps around as people looked. James nodded at the lady officer who cuffed the girl before she screamed and shook.
“DADDY,” she shrieked.
Kioni “What?” James asked, giving me an easy smile. “Oh, nothing,” I said, shaking my head. I decided to bite my slice of pizza to avoid his sudden question. I was surprised by my unexpected response when he suggested we go grab a pizza. I had said yes before my head could process anything and we ended sitting across from each other at the Pizza Hut enjoying each other’s company. James felt easy to talk to and I was glad I had agreed because he also made me feel safe. “Okay maybe I do have a question,” I say looking at him. “Go ahead,” he looked back at me and my heart started drumming. “Aren’t you supposed to be at work considering?” I paused. “The
James “Hey Harp, are you ready?” I shouted. “I said five minutes, two minutes ago,” she shouted back. “Well, hurry. I need to be early. Romans in not very pleased with me after last night and being late is not an option today,” “The more reason for me to get my own car,” she shouted, running down the stairs. "The problem would be solved." “Come on, you can wear your shoes in the car.” “Wait, hold up,” she stopped. “Why?” I groaned, looking at her. "What did you forget now?" “Is that a new shirt?” she grinned at me. “No, it’s been in my cupboard for years,” I
Kioni James: That’s not what I meant. I waited for him to respond. I was embarrassed enough when I suggested a rain check of whatever happened last night. I’m not sure if it was a date but it felt like one and I enjoyed spending time with him. I felt bad that I responded to his morning message so late in the afternoon, but I really needed time to process it. His sister has asked a lot of questions which I don’t blame her for, but I couldn't answer because I don’t know the answers to them myself. Are you sure your name is just K as in one letter K? What is the reason you can’t share? Does your ID only show the letter K? She meant well but I was grateful James ma
Harper James was different, he smiled more, and he was like a love-struck idiot. I have never seen him act this way with a girl before, especially one who is as mysterious as K is. James already warned me to stop being nosy, but I couldn’t help myself. There was something familiar about her from James’ drawings from years back. I was going to find out and all I needed to do was go through some of James’ old drawings to be sure. My gut was telling me I had seen her before and for the past two weeks had been bashing my head trying to remember why James’ mystery girlfriend was familiar. I remembered the old sketches and I was not going to rest until I found them. Everything about her was the same. I needed to see the drawings and prove my theory. The way James drew her was almost the same, especially her eyes; they had a lot of similarities. James I am terrible at being a supportive big brother. I just can’t seem to believe she is a grown woman and old enough to date. I’m being unreasonable for trying to get between her and Conrad. I’m practically pursuing a girl and it's way too obvious that everyone appears to have noticed a change. I really should try and be more open and try to be level-headed about her relationship and not be a jerk. Me: I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have scared your boyfriend. I will try to be more welcoming next time. I sighed after I texted her as I walked out of the house. I got into the car and there was a buzz. Harper: Fine. You’re still a jerk. I smiled as I drove off the driveway. My focus shi
Suppressed Memories Chapter 19
James I am terrible at being a supportive big brother. I just can’t seem to believe she is a grown woman and old enough to date. I’m being unreasonable for trying to get between her and Conrad. I’m practically pursuing a girl and it's way too obvious that everyone appears to have noticed a change. I really should try and be more open and try to be level-headed about her relationship and not be a jerk. Me: I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have scared your boyfriend. I will try to be more welcoming next time. I sighed after I texted her as I walked out of the house. I got into the car and there was a buzz. Harper: Fine. You’re still a jerk. I smiled as I drove off the driveway. My focus shi
James “Oh my God,” she gushed, “What? How?” she clamped her mouth with both hands. I was really proud of myself because her reaction was exactly what I was aiming for. She was awestruck and I could see her staring in shock. We were at Springs Beach but this time I arranged a secluded place to have dinner. The setting was beautiful and more than what I expected in less than ninety minutes I had called and arranged this. We were both staring at a white draped gazebo with enough space for a table setting for two. Lights were illuminating around at the top, bottom, on all four corners. “James,” she looked at me as she walked in. I smiled as I looked at her, my heart thrumming. I loved how my name swirled in her tongue. I looked at the lamps that were dangling on top and I noticed they threw in a heater because it was a little chilly. “Do you like it?” I asked sheepishly. “I- ” her mouth was still agape. “Come on, sit,” I chuckled at her loss of words. I held a chair for her as she
James There was no denying the attraction between us because the kiss we shared was like something I have never experienced before. My thumb hand lingered on her cheek for far too long before she looked at me and I was lost in her eyes. We were both lost in each other’s gaze. She was indeed beautiful and the silence between us made the pull much stronger because everything else didn’t matter as I drew my lips closer to hers. I kissed her and she was stiff only for a second before she parted her lips and kissed me back. I don’t know how long the kiss lasted but I didn’t want it to end but she eventually pulled back looking at me with her unreadable eyes. Did she regret it? I certainly didn’t? She created space between us as she fell silent cle
Kioni James had listened and he wasn’t looking at me with pitiful eyes. His eyes had compassion and I felt a lump in my throat. I didn’t plan on telling him about the accident but felt I needed to explain myself. This was not coming from a place where I needed his pity but because of the kindness he had shown which deserved some honesty. “Thank you.I’m sorry.” he said with a warm smile, I’m sorry for what happened to you” He looked at me no differently than I pulled my hand away from his. He nodded silently as if understanding and I spoke again. “I have a lot going on and it won’t be fair to you if we start a relationship. Don’t think-,” “I understand,” he cut me off, “I know you feel something and the kiss we shared earlier it’s-“ he paused