Ethan was not in the right mood when he got home later in the day. The workload was getting heavier and his partner Gaius was still not back from his honeymoon. He had made up his mind that he would insist that he resumes back at the latest next Monday. any honeymoon shouldn't take more than one week and his friend has stayed at least a month gallivanting around the world. Reluctantly, He took a shower and wore the suit he had bought almost two years back. He rang his housekeeper to enquire about Camilla and if she was ready since she was not in the room, he guessed the stylists he called were still working on her. With his late wife they dressed up together in the same room but he was not about to do that with Camilla. “She is ready and waiting at the living area" his housekeeper replied before Ethan cut off the intercom. *********** Ethan Could not believe his eyes when he saw Camilla, she looked elegant in the Dress she was wearing, the way the clothes clung to her body, highlig
INCLUSION After the drama following the anniversary party with Camilla, Ethan decided to spend the weekend at home, working only half a day on Friday before the weekend. His mother Theresa had been thrilled with the decision, Camilla did not know how to react to him so she avoided him at all cost, luckily for her, her planned work and they never crossed to watch others' part. Ethan used the weekend to bond with his last child Sophie, the animosity between them started wearing off when Camilla came into their life and the little child did not feel uncomfortable being around her father anymore. They went for ice cream at noon on Saturday, Sophie insisted they bring a takeaway ice cream pack for Emma, William, grandma, and aunt Camilla as she loved to call her. As soon as they got back home Sophie dashed to her room and brought a drawing with her which she presented to her father. I LOVE YOU DADDY was roughly scribbled at the bottom of the drawing, each sketch was labeled Daddy, Gr
HITCH A RIDE Gaius kept his mind away from his marriage, as he rummaged through his workload, sorted out files according to the degree of urgency, signed overdue checks, had a brief meeting with the team under his supervision, he was so engrossed in his work that he did not notice the day wear off till mid-afternoon. The creak of the door made him look up from his table. “ It's you, what time is it?” he looked at his watch grimacing at how much time had gone. “I feel stiff and my back aches.” Gaius Stretched and cracked his neck to gain some relief. Ethan laughed, “I want to grab some lunch, you care to join.” “ Gladly, I have not eaten since today. Bill is on you though.” “ Your protruding stomach says otherwise.” teasing his friend was a pastime he enjoyed. Gaius chuckled “hahaha, too much wine and junk food is to blame.” “And I was thinking of treating you to some fries and hamburger.” Ethan pouted. “Who says I can't have some. Two weeks of torture in the gym and I
JUST FLIRTING “That was a smooth ride, Chad.” Emma, who was the first to alight from her BMW, shouted. She tried to arrange her hair, which was flying all over because of the wind. “It sure was,” Chad replied, he had asked Emma to allow him to drive her car and she willingly agreed. “Driving above the speed limit again.” chads father chided him, Emma stood aside, not sure what to say, it was the first time she was visiting Chad's home, and did not want to get involved in their brawl. “I can take care of myself father and no I was not driving above the speed limit.” “Who is she?'' Chad's father suddenly asked him, his attention focused on Emma. “Her name is Emma.” “And who is she to you?” “A friend,” Chad grumbled. “ What does it matter to you father?” Chad's father knew his son too well, he had a wake of heartbreak along his trail. “Let me guess, she owns a BMW. “Yes, she does. Can we go now, or do you have a thousand more questions to ask?” Chad's father remained mute an
DELIMMA Ethan was not too pleased with his growing attraction for Camilla. He had promised himself that he would never have his heart flip for another woman since, after his wife's death, he was supposed to only love Vanessa after all we were only supposed to fall in love once. But here he was almost betraying her, he had to really try hard before he could remember her face. And this was not supposed to happen, he was not supposed to feel lesser of his grief, he was supposed to honor her memory by remaining in his pain forever, missing and pinning for her always, it had worked for almost four years, but things were beginning to change and even more since Camilla came into his life. Taking a deep puff at his cigarette that hung loosely between his fingers, he watched as the sexy dancer swung her slim body around the pole. Her kinky ginger hair tied into a bun stood like a pineapple over her head. Her dance moves kept him mesmerized, he stood transfixed watching her move around the
If flirting with me was what Ethan wanted then so be it Margeret told herself. She was not about to give up the attention he was giving her. Not that she was short of getting men to pay her attention, but Ethan was in a different league. He was rich, famous, and had the body of Zeus, the Greek god. He was also married and open to possible romance which made it more intriguing, the last time she had an affair with a married man was right after she finished college and needed extra cash to help with the little she earned. Now she was self-made and even at that, she needed some excitement in her life and Margeret felt that Ethan was the answer to that. ******************* ETHAN'S HOME "You are still awake." Ethan sneered as he walked into his room, at almost past two. He was a bit drunk which was unlike him and his gait was not steady. He had gone farther than he planned to do with Margaret, they shared a kiss or two. Sharing a kiss was not Ethan's reason for being angry he was angr
AWKWARD Ethan woke up the next day feeling like shit. He had a blinding headache and felt an intense sense of loss around him. Memories of last night came flooding back and he tried to block them. He pressed a button on the wall close to his bed and within a minute, a servant walked in. "Coffee please, thick and black. Get me some aspirin too." He waved his fingers and dismissed the servant. Remembering he shared the room with Camilla, he turned to see if she was still there even though he knew it was unlikely and heaved in relief when she wasn't. His phone rang just then and he prayed it was not Margaret thankfully it was Gaius. "Hey " he murmured into the phone. "Where are you?" Gaius sounded exasperated when he spoke. "At home, in my bed precisely." Ethan pressed his temple with his index and middle finger clapped together. It felt as if he was getting blind by the sheer pain of the headache. "Won't you come to the office today?" "I don't know yet, my head hurts." Ethan m
PREGNANT Camilla was not sure why Emma asked for her, even though they had never been close, there was mutual respect between them. However, she had noticed that there had been a subtle change in Emma, in the last two months or so, she went from calm to wild then subtle. Camilla was suddenly worried, and hurried her step, when she hit Emma's door she waited a bit before knocking and was asked to come in almost immediately. "Hi." Camilla locked the door behind her and waited, this was her first time in Emma's room and even though she was invited she did not want to overstep her boundary. "You can sit over there." Emma pointed to a yellow couch. Camilla walked over to the couch and sat down, many thoughts flowed through her mind as to why she was called. She watched the young lady fidget with her hands. She looked worried and must have been crying, from how puffy her face was. "Is everything okay, Emma," Camilla asked. Emma shook her in no. "What is the problem?" Camilla asked.