Lockwood Mansion

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Chapter 40

Rhaya

After I got back to my room yesterday, I got into the hot shower. I cried the entire time. I cried as I washed Ian’s semen off of my skin.

Being betrayed like that, brought so many feeling back. My dad left me when I was young, my mother chose the drugs over me, killing herself and also leaving me. My foster parents hurt and abused me. And now Ian…

I looked over to my nightstand, where I had put a picture of Kim, Adam, and I. It was a picture of the three of us at the courthouse, the day they adopted me. We all were smiling from ear to ear.

It was a reminder that not everyone wanted to hurt me. That I have people that care and love me.

There’s also Gareth. He cares for me deeply, and I know that. He wants me to be happy. And that is what I am when I’m with him. Happy.

I’m not going to let what happened last night affect our time together. I’m tired of crying. I’m tired of being sad.

My bag is packed, my hair is curled, and my makeup is done. I admire how the black dress Gareth sent me, fits my body. It’s beautiful and sexy.

One more thing I almost forgot… The sex toy. Gareth said in his letter to slip it inside me before he picked me up. So that’s what I did. The part inside me is curled, hitting my g spot, and the other part curls around, resting against my clit. It already feels so good.

I’m not sure what Gareth has in mind, but I’m very excited to find out.

There’s a knock on my door. I couldn’t face Ian right now, I just got my composure together. It better not be him. It better not be him. I mentally repeated.

I opened the door, and I’m surprised to see Gareth standing there. He is wearing a gray suit, black tie, and the amazing smile I love.

He’s about to say something but then my lips crash into his. God, I missed these lips. And his smell. Damn, he smells so good.

He chuckles as we kiss. When our lips unlock he smiles again, showing off his dimple. “Hello to you too babe.”

“Come on in.” I gesture inside my room and then shut the door.

“You look gorgeous in that dress.” He says and then kisses my cheek. His facial hair tickles my face.

I step forward with my left foot and bend my knee and the slit of the dress parts, showing off my toned leg. “Thank you. My man has very great taste.” I was surprised by my own words.

“You’re man huh?” Gareth’s smile was even bigger, and his eyes lit up while gazing at the high slit fabric. “I like the sound of that.”

“So where are we going?” I laughed as I pulled my leg back.

“My firm just won a very big case, and so our client is throwing a big formal party at their house.” He adjusted his watch. “And that client happens to be my dad.” He seemed a bit uncomfortable.

“Oh.” I said surprised. “Are you sure you want us to go?” I grabbed his hand.

“I wasn’t planning on it, but surprisingly, my mom called and asked if I’d be there. She said she would have Nessa over if I would come.” His blue eyes gazed into mine, “I’m not quite sure what to expect but I really want you to meet my sister.” His smile sent chills through my body.

“I would love to meet her.” I wrapped my arms around his neck and our lips melted together.

Gareth’s kisses trailed to my ear and he whispered, “I hope you followed the directions on my note.” I could hear the smile in his deep voice.

I moved my lips to his ear, “I did,” I nibble on his earlobe, “I’m already wet.”

• • • • •

We pull up to a large mansion. It wasn’t quite as big as the Lockwood Mansion, but still quite large.

“Is this where you grew up?” I asked looking out the car window, admiring the white colonial look.

“Yes. But trust me, it wasn’t picture perfect.” Gareth put the car in park. Two men in suits open both our doors. The man took my hand and helped me out of the car. Gareth came around and took my hand.

His gorgeous blonde hair was half pulled up into a bun. He looked very sexy.

Gareth knocked on the large black door. Opening the door was a beautiful slender woman, her very blonde hair was in a neat bun. Her eyes were light blue like Gareth’s, and she was wearing a tight white dress.

“Hi mom.” Gareth said. She looked excited to see him, “Gareth.” She hugged him tightly. He didn’t let go of my hand while he gave her a one arm hug.

Shutting the door behind us, I could hear laughter in the other room.

“Mom, this is Rhaya, my girlfriend.” Gareth introduced. I was taken back by the ‘girlfriend’ part, but it also made me smile.

“Hello dear, my name is Dedra.” She smiled, but her voice didn’t sound sincere.

“It’s nice to meet you.” I smile and say kindly. I could feel the tension in the air.

“Well it’s good to see you Gareth. Vanessa is upstairs in her old room.” Dedra gave both of us a smile, turned around and walked away.

As we started walking up the stairs Gareth says quietly, “I’m sorry. She’s never been a very friendly person.”

Once we get to the top of the stairs I turn to him, “You don’t need to apologize for your parents. Trust me, I know what shitty parents are like.” I reassured him with a smile.

He pulled my body into his and kissed me. His right hand laced through my curled hair while he placed his left hand on the curve of my back pulling me harder against him. “Mmm. I don’t want to take my hands off of you. But I want you to meet the other girl in my life.”

Gareth gave me another deep kiss and then led me down the hallway to a cracked door. When we entered I noticed the wheelchair, and there was a girl sitting in it.

Her eyes peeled away from the tv and her whole face lit up when she saw Gareth, “Gaaarre!” She mumbled loudly. By the way her lips moved, it was easy to tell she had a hard time speaking.

I let go of his hand so he could give his sister a hug. “How’s my girl?” Gareth’s face lit up just as much as hers did. He wrapped his big arms around her tiny body.

Vanessa had blonde hair like her mom’s. It was cut to her shoulders. She was wearing a Mikey mouse T-shirt that was a couple sizes too big, and a black pair of leggings.

“Guuh, goo-ud.” She manages to get out.

Gareth kneeled so his face was level with hers. “Are you happy to be back in you old room?” She didn’t answer she just smiled at him.

“Nessa, there’s someone I would like you to meet.” He reached his hand out for me. I grabbed his hand and kneeled next to him.

“This is Rhaya. My girlfriend.” He kisses my cheek.

I grab her small dainty hand, “Hi Nessa, it’s so nice to meet you. I’ve heard so many good things about you.”

She started laughing, “Pri- pri- priddy.” She began shaking my hand up and down.

“You are very pretty too.” I say. She is a very pretty girl. I imagine her before the accident. Gareth said she was very intelligent and sarcastic.

Nessa laughs again from my compliment.

I watch as Gareth interacts with her for the next half hour. I can tell he loves her unconditionally. It warms my heart. It reassures me that he would never try to hurt me.

As I watch his gentle and playfulness, I know it in my heart that I love this man.

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