What the fuck was going on? I watched my mother throw a phone at my father and run out of the house. I ran down the stairs hoping to catch her, but when I flew out the front door she was already half way down the road. I went back inside to find my father on his knees in the living room. "What's going on?" I said. He looked up at me.
"I made a horrible mistake." He said, with his face in his hands.
"Daddy, talk to me." I said, as I went down to his level.
"I'm being black mailed." What the hell? I said to myself.
"By who, and what does this have to do with mom?" He handed me his phone. I sat down on the couch and looked at the text message.
"Mr. Jackson, it seems we have a mutual problem with your daughter. I wouldn't want your sweet wife knowing what you've been up to at your office lately." Then there was a picture inserted into the text of my father kissing a blond woman. You couldn't really see her face, but I knew it was Sierra. I read the rest of the text message.
"If you don't want your pretty wife to see the rest of these picture. I suggest you keep your whore of a daughter away from Dante Marks."
I looked at my father. He was a broken mess. "How could you do that?" I said to him. He looked up at me.
"It's not what it looks like Adriana, I would never do that to your mother. She is my whole world." He said. I shook my head.
"Your kissing her dad, how is it not what it looks like?" He stood up.
"Trust me when I say, I will make this right." My mind was going in a million different directions.
"This is Sierra in the picture right?" I asked him. He nodded at me. "Then please explain what's going on?" He took a deep breath and went to pour himself a drink.
"Sierra, don't cry, I promise you everything will be alright." She sat across from me crying uncontrollably about Dante Marks not leaving her alone. She told me how he stalks her and how he try's to take advantage of her. My blood boiled as she explained her story to me. No man should ever treat any woman this way.
"Reese, your so good to me. Your wife is a lucky woman." I smiled at her. I stood up and came to her side and placed a hand on her shoulder.
"Did you get the restraining order?" I asked her. She looked up at me with puffy red eyes.
"Yes, but he don't care about it." I shook my head.
"And he still won't sign the divorce papers?" I asked her. She shook her head at me. "I will get my lawyers together for you." She stood up and placed her hand on my arm.
"No, not just yet. I want to talk to him one last time." She said.
"But Sierra, I don't think that's a good idea." I said.
"Trust me, I need to try to get him to agree before I let you completely destroy him." She said. It was sad and refreshing to see a woman care so much.
"You don't deserve this. He doesn't deserve you." I said. I watched her move herself closer to me. She wrapped her arms around me and my body stiffened. "What are you doing?" I said.
"Shh, let me show you how much I appreciate you Mr. Jackson." Her lips found mine and for less than a second, I kissed her back. I then pushed her away from me.
"I'm a happily married man, I know your in pain, but this is not the way. I'm sorry Sierra, but you have to go." I snapped. Her face showed her pain and I felt bad, but I turned my back on her and she left the room.
Flash back over..
"Oh daddy, this is not good." He hung his head down.
"Nothing else has ever happened. I don't understand what other pictures I'm being black mailed over." This had to be Sierra, black mailing my family, all because she was obsessed with Dante.
"You need to find mother and explain yourself." I said.
"I know, but if I don't let her calm down first, she will never listen to me." I knew my father was right. My mother had a certain way about her and it was best to let her calm down. I'm going to kill Sierra. I said to myself. I needed to let Dante know what was going on and I needed to find Sierra. I didn't want to aggravate whoever was behind this, but I also needed to see Dante. I watched my father walk off to his office. I knew he wasn't going to take this laying down, but at the same time, I knew he was broken. My mother has taken off to god knows where, thinking the love of her life has cheated on her. My father had to be a mess. I needed to fix this. This was all happening because of me and Dante. I felt the sting of pain in my heart. I pulled my phone out and sent Dante a text.
"I need to see you ASAP." I hit send and waited for his response. After about five minutes, I still had nothing from him. I wonder if Allissa is with him right now. All of this just sounded to messed up. I didn't know how much longer I could put up with all the drama. I really cared about Dante, but I didn't know if I cared enough to potentially ruin my family over all of this, just to be with him. It hurt me to think about it. I knew I needed to fix this one way or another.
I grabbed my car keys and decided to take matters into my own hands. I headed straight to Dante's place. Once I pulled into the parking garage I headed up to his apartment. The door was cracked and I heard voices. I pushed the door open hard and it hit the wall. Allissa stood there next to Dante half naked. What is with these women? I said to myself. They both shot their faces at me and Dante took a step away from Allissa. "It's not what it looks like." He said.
"I don't give a shit what it is, I need to talk to you now!" I said, pissed off. I wasn't in the mood for Allissa and Dante's bullshit right now.
"Who do you think you are, storming in here in the first place?" Allissa said. That was it, that was all it took. I ran over to her and bent down to pick up her shirt. I slammed it into her arms, grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the front door. I pushed her out of it.
"I don't have time for your shit right now!" I spit out, as I slammed the door in her face.
The look on Dante's face was priceless. His mouth hung open as I made my way back to him. "Remind me never to piss you off sugar." I just shook my head at him.
"Listen, your bitch of a wife is threatening my family." He looked confused at me.
"What do you mean?" He asked me. I told him about what was on my father's phone and the story my father told me. He just shook his head. "I'm so sorry sugar, I don't know what's gotten into her." I took a deep breath.
"Where can I find her?" I said.
"I don't think that's a good idea, if she is threatening your father, your only going to make it worse." Dante said. I started to get pissed again.
"How am I going to make it worse?" I said.
"Really Beth, you going over there and starting shit with her is only going to push her further. God only knows what she has up her sleeve."
I knew he was right, but I was so pissed off that I wanted her head. Dante walked over to me and pulled me into his arms. "Your father will work this all out. Please try to relax." I took a deep breath and almost lost myself in him, but then I pulled away.
"I'm sorry Dante, but I've got to go." I left him there standing alone with a pained look on his face. It hurt my heart, but I had to get back home. When I pulled up my mother's car was still gone, but my brother's car was here. I walked inside to find my brother and father talking in the kitchen at the dinning room table. My brother looked up at me. His face was pissed and I knew what it had to do with. He walked over to me and pulled me into the hallway.
"What have you been doing to Allissa?" He said. I looked up at him.
"What are you talking about?" I said.
"I found her all upset and she said you had been mean to her." I rolled my eyes.
"Do you really want to get into this right now, because your friend is a hot mess." I said, nodding at him. I wasn't in the mood and everyone was getting on my last nerve.
"She happens to be a nice girl, and if you got involved with her, you need to fix whatever is going on." I eyed him ready to let him have it.
"You don't know shit Jacob, and if I were you, I would really take a good look at the people you call friends. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got more important things to deal with right now." His mouth fell open as I left the hall and went to my father.
"Have you heard from mom yet?" I asked him. He shook his head at me. "I just came from Dante's place and he had no idea about any of this." He looked up at me.
"I know you and Dante have this thing going on and you've told me your side of the story, but for now can you please keep your distance from him till I can straighten this all out." I smiled at him.
"Yes, daddy. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to cause this for you and mom." I said with tears stinging my eyes. My father came over to my side.
"This is not your fault and I will make it right, as long as your mother listens to me." He said with a smile. Sometimes my mother could be very stubborn. Let's just hope she is not to stubborn about this.
My father kissed my forehead and left the room. My brother had left and I went out to the pool area and took a seat. Dante was blowing up my phone, but I needed a break for now. I turned my phone off and laid back in the lounge chair. I tried to get my thoughts in order. I really cared about Dante and I wanted to see him, but I couldn't keep going through all the drama. I just wasn't that type of girl. I was easy going and laid back. I didn't have time for the bullshit. I also didn't know if I felt strong enough for Dante to be worth all of this. My family is the most important thing in my life. It has always been that way. When something comes between that. I will fight for them.
I knew that Dante was good looking and I knew how his touch felt, but how the hell does he make women act like this. Not only was Allissa losing her shit over him, but I had to deal with his, whatever the hell she is, fucking with my family. All because we want to be together. Was it worth it? I kept asking myself that question. I honestly didn't know.