Wilderness, The Present

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Sam is a beautiful young hairstylist. Her life she believes is as normal as it can be until Kevin her husband wants to move 10 hours a way for a job transfer. She was born and raised in Wisconsin and now her husband that ignores her on a daily basis wants her to pack up her life and move? She will be leaving her job, her family and friends for what? Picking up her pride, she chose to move with him because she loves him and wants their marriage to work. Marriage is something to work for, not give up. Sam is hoping things will go back to normal after the move and Kevin said they can spend more time together there. Will Kevin change his ways and be a husband Sam wants him to be or will Sam find someone else?

Fantasy / Thriller
GG Writes
4.9 9 reviews
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Chapter One

“Sam, wake up! You have to be at work in thirty minutes and you’re not even dressed yet!”

In that moment, I jolted up in bed and my alarm didn’t wake me this morning. I was woken up by a very angry and irritated husband. Rolling over, I covered my face with my pillow wondering if today would be better if I just hid away.

“SAMANTHA!!” Kevin yelled from downstairs.

Finally, I rolled my eyes while sitting up to stretch my back. I will be needing quite the boost to get through today. “Kevin, with all this yelling, I sure hope you have my coffee ready?” There was no response which is when I knew, if I want to have a better morning, getting dressed and make my own coffee will be a must.

I’m a twenty-four-year-old hairstylist that lives in the state of Wisconsin, born and raised cheese head. I met my husband when I was thirteen years old and he was sixteen. When I saw him, it was love at first sight... I think. He always made me smile and I had all the butterfly’s a girl could ask for.

My mom has been strict my whole life so I knew I wouldn’t be able to date anyone, let alone a man older than me until I graduated high school. Thankfully I didn’t mind much since I was pretty much a loner and kept to myself.

My days were spent studying and then my junior and senior year I took college classes for cosmetology so once I graduated, I had my license and a career. I’ve never been the type of girl who wanted to make a ton of money as long as I enjoyed going to work every day.

As I started walking downstairs, it was way to quiet. No one in sight. At that moment I was thanking the good lord above that I was not getting chewed out for being lazy this morning.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my job to pieces, but I only have a week left until Kevin and I are moving to Tennessee. I have never been more excited and nervous in my entire life.

My husband is a very well-known contractor for KG Enterprises and they are opening a new facility in Tennessee. Since he is the head contractor, they want him to transfer so he can choose his team and make sure everything is going as planned. Unfortunately, I didn’t have much of a choice in the matter.

He made more money than I did and it was one of those, you can come with me or you can live with your parents, kind of speeches. Seeing as I’m married and twenty-four, living with my parents is out of the question.

I took my first sip of coffee for the day and it was complete bliss. As I walk over to sit at the island with my phone in hand, I notice a note left for me. ‘You made me late today for work, so I hope you make it on time, Thanks.’

After reading his wonderful note, I rolled my eyes and tossed it in the trash. Contemplating skipping work and taking a much-needed sick day. Mondays are normally very slow in the salon, so I don’t see much of a problem there.

Picking up my phone, I hesitated to call my manager Emily. The guilt started sinking in that I’ll actually be lying about being sick. I looked down at my outfit and realized, I’ll be doing them a favor. While pacing in my kitchen, I start thinking of an excuse to tell Emily while dialing her on my phone.

Emily- “Hey Sam, what’s going on?”

Sam- (coughing hysterically) “Hey Emily, do I have anyone on the books today?”

Emily- “Oh my you sound terrible; Did you catch the flu?!”

Sam- “Yea, I think I have the flu, I can’t even get out of bed.” (Guilt sinks in since I’m lying to my boss.)

Emily- “I hope you get better, and don’t worry about the clients you have on the books, I’ll get them taken care of for you! You might want to consider taking a few days off to get better and with you leaving us next week for the move, you do not want to be drained. Think about it and let me know what you decide later today or tomorrow.”

Sam- (In scratchy voice) “Thank you Emily, I will call you tomorrow and let you know what I decide.”

I’ve never lied about not being able to work, but with how tired I’ve been lately, there’s a first for everything, right? Now would be the perfect time to take a shower and get dressed for my day.

While walking back upstairs, I start thinking about how much I’m going to miss this big, beautiful house. Our house is yellow with cherry red accents on the outside and it’s all painted gray with white trim on the inside.

It’s a three bed three bath two story home with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. This view is my happiness, getting up in the morning and sitting on the balcony while sipping some coffee and taking in the view. The smell of the brisk morning air could put anyone in a great mood.

We chose this house with extra rooms hoping we would start a family right after we got married but it hasn’t happened yet. To be completely honest, you kind of have-to-have sex to get pregnant and with both of our busy schedules, we just don’t have the time.

Or is it Kevin hasn’t made enough time for me?

I know the move will not only be good for Kevin but good on our relationship. Opening this building will give him a permanent place to run so he won’t be traveling as much and the stress will lower for the both of us. Less work and more time with me hopefully.

As I walk into the bathroom to get ready to shower, my hormones are getting the best of me and I need some release.

Striding over to my dresser as I reach in my underwear drawer, I grab my pocket rocket. It’s a small pink plastic stick that has been my best friend for the past two years.

I quickly turn on the faucet to make sure the water is steamy hot before I enter and start undressing while I wait. I have a tendency to look at myself in the mirror naked and wonder why I don’t get as much attention from my husband as I use to.

I’ve never been thin and I’ve had curves all my life. At a time in our marriage, my husband couldn’t keep his hands off my curves. Going to the store, he would wrap his arm around my waist and sneak an ass grab. He would surprise me while I was at work bringing me flowers and steal a kiss because he missed me. They’re only distant memories now but I still long for his touch and the way he made me feel when we first met.

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