Chapter 34: Home
I hadn’t heard from Noah again after that day.
2 weeks had passed and it was now the day of Tristan’s parent teacher conference. He’d been allowed back to school the day before yesterday.
As I’m waiting outside the classroom to see his teacher, someone sits down next to me. When I look over, I cant believe my eyes.
“What are you doing here?”
“I care about Tristan, I helped raise him for a while. And, I wanted to see you.” he whispered the last part.
“How did you know this was today?”
“Tristan told me.”
Mrs. Hill called me in and Noah followed.
She rambled on about the schools mottos and morals etc and then got down to business.
“Tristan has been a little distracted recently. And then there was the recent suspension. Has there been any changes at home?”
Yes. Lots of changes. including the man sitting next to me, he lost his mother, moved twice and has had to deal with all the crap a 13 year old shouldn’t have to.
“There have been a few problems but they’re being worked out.” Noah spoke.
“And you are?” Mrs. Hill asked.
“He’s just here for Tristan. He was a part of raising him.”
“Was the breakup recent? That could have had an effect on him.”
Not that it was a ‘break up’. I ran away....
“I’m sorry but how is this helping?” I asked.
“Look, kids pick up on family rifts. If it isn’t sorted out, then he’s going to get worse. Something needs to be done for Tristan’s sake.”
With that, she dismissed us.
Stepping into the corridor, we looked at each other.
“That woman has a stick up her ass about us doesn’t she?” Noah piped up.
I couldn’t help the laugh that came out.
He looked triumphant for a second. Like that’s what he wanted.
Then he got serious.
“Can we talk now?”
“Fine.” I nodded.
He led me outside to the courtyard.
Sitting on one of the benches, he deliberately sat as close as possible.
He lifted his hand to my face and when he knew I was listening he spoke.
“Please come home.”
“Boston is my home now.”
“No its not. Your home is here in New York. With me. I want it. Tristan wants it.”
“I can’t put you in danger like that, Noah. I won’t.” I sighed.
“I can handle myself. If you can look me in the eye right now, and tell me you don’t want to be with me, I’ll walk away. But if not, then you and Tristan are coming home for good.”
I couldn’t. I couldn’t look him in the eye and say that. Because I wanted him. More than anything. And he knew it.
He took my silence as confirmation as he smashed his lips on mine.
God, how I missed this!
But reality set in.
“We still can’t come back Noah.” I pushed him back.
“I have a job and a house. I can’t just leave.”
“Actually, the house is a rental. So that’s easily taken care of. And Mrs. Highland said and I quote ′you better take care of that girl when she gets back to New York’ ” he smirked.
He always has an answer for everything!
“Wait, what about your fiancée?”
“You saw the paper?”
“That is complete bullshit. The woman is one of my associates fiancée. She got engaged to him a few weeks ago. We were all walking to a meeting but the paparazzi caught sight of her ring and instantly thought she was with me. My public relations team killed the story but some still got to print.”
“Are you sure? I’m not going to come back and be the other woman.”
“The only wifey in my life is you. Now shut up and kiss me. There’s a whole month you’ve gotta catch up on lady!”
She was back. The plan worked.
I had my girl in my arms again.
I made sure last night that she knew where she belongs.
It felt good to fall asleep next to her again.
She stirred and slowly opened her eyes.
“Hi.” She smiled, answering back.
“What do you wanna do today?”
“Honestly, I just want to stay in bed with you.”
Now that was an idea.
“Okay. We can for a little while but then I have a meeting in the afternoon so, how about we go to dinner tonight?”
“Or I could cook something for tonight while you’re out?” she countered.
So we spent the next few hours in bed, chatting, other extra curricular activities.
You know it!
Before long, I had to leave.
I kissed her long and hard before I pulled myself away for the meeting.
I had dealt with my own diary for a full month because I didn’t want another assistant.
I was determined to get mine back.
She was going to be back at work on Monday and I couldn’t wait.
Seeing her day and night.
I had already deduced during the time she was gone, that I loved her.
I just couldn’t admit it yet because I was scared. I don’t think I’ve ever been in love fully.
Yes, I thought I was in love with Laura when she was alive but this was a whole different level.
What I felt for Blake was beyond words.