Suddenly.... Love crept in.

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Chapter 5. The perfect man

After storming out of Kimone's room I decided on heading back to my room when I saw Dr. King coming down the hall.

"Miss Lyons, I was just on my way to come see you.....you look exhausted, is everything alright?" He asked,

"Honestly ..No.... everything is falling apart," I responded sadly.

"Wanna talk about it?"

I paused for a moment to let his question sink in, oh my gosh did he just ask me that? this beautiful man wants to talk to me and the thought had my heart fluttering in my chest. What is it about him that made me get so mushy all of a sudden? I wondered to myself.

"Hellooooo, Miss Lyons...." he said while snapping his fingers in front of my face to get my attention.

"Ooh, I'm sorry... eerrr yeah let's talk," I said nervously.

We walked side by side to my hospital room, he opened the door, I went in and sat on the bed.

"Let's get your health out of the way first, I need to check your vitals." He said politely.

"Okay boss," I said with a wide grin.

"Alrighty, let's start by checking your pulse," he said and gently took my hand.

As he touched me I felt the same surge that I had felt earlier and my breath hitched. To regain my composure I decided to count from one to ten or a hundred even while staring at the floor. I could feel his green eyes on me but I couldn't bring myself to look up. I had reached number 12 in my counting when I heard him chuckle.

Curious to know what was so funny, I asked "What's so funny?" I asked while still looking at the floor

"I think you should lie down, your pulse is going through the roof,"

"That's not gonna help when you're the cause of it," I mumbled

"How so?" He asked with a shocked expression as if he didn't already know this.

"I don't know but every time you touch me, that's what happens."

"Oh my, what would your boyfriend think about that Miss Lyons?"

"I don't know because I. " I paused not sure I wanted to finish my sentence.

"Because what?... don't tell me you're suddenly at a loss for words now"

"Because I don't have a boyfriend!" I snapped, "there, I've said it!"

He looked at me wide-eyed,

"You're kidding right?" He said with a big laugh.

"This is so not how I wanted this conversation to turn out," I said defensively as I took my slippers off so I could lay down on the bed.

"Well, we don't always get what we want now do we?"

I scoffed and rolled my eyes at him to show my annoyance but he ignored me. There was a sudden knock on the door and a nurse came in,

"Ohh...Hi Dr. King, I didn't know you had already started your rounds," she said sounding a bit surprised.

"Not quite, I was just checking in with Miss Lyons here..."

As he spoke to the nurse, I couldn't help but gawk at him. He was tall with broad shoulders, his large rare green eyes, Greek nose, and arched eyebrows were perfect for his chiseled born face and I loved how his cupid bow lips parted and showed off his beautiful white teeth when he smiled. His caramel skin with the curly hairs that showed he was definitely from a mixed-race and his oh, so soothing voice. This man was like something taken from a fairytale, he was perfect!

"Maybe too perfect," I mumbled to myself and his eyes flickered to me as the words left my mouth.

"Fuck!" I mumbled as I shifted slightly on the bed, I hope he didn't hear me cause I've had enough stress to deal with for one day.

"Nurse Jenkins here will check your vitals, Miss Lyons, I trust all will be back to normal." He said with a crooked smile,

"I hope so too cause I need to get outta here." My voice was filled with exasperation.

The nurse checked my vitals and said everything seemed normal.

"If your vitals stay stable you can go home tonight ma'am, but until then if you feel dizzy or nauseous let us know okay?" She told me while checking her watch. I nodded and she left.

"It's good to see everything's normal... maybe when you get out of here we can go out and get some coffee, we still have not talked about what had gotten you so upset earlier." He said to mad while folding his arms and staring dead at me with his piercing green eyes.

I flushed,

"Ummmm ... I honestly don't know about that Mr. King."

"Why not? It's not like you have a boyfriend or anything"

"So what if I don't have a boyfriend?" I rebutted defensively.

"Let me ask you a question, are you gay Miss Lyons?" He asked while folding his arms across his chest again.

"Yes!" I shot back,

His eyes widened and then he burst into laughter,

"You really should learn how to lie better."

I was about to give him a feisty reply when the door opened and my mom walked in.

"Heeyyyyy honey ....." she said while stretching her arms out to hug me.

"Hi mom," I was really happy to see her, just then I heard Dr. King's voice,

"Ahh, just the person I wanted to see,"

"Who me?" My mom asked with a surprised look on her face.

"Yes ma'am, I'd like to take your daughter out for coffee but I would love to get your permission first." He said while smiling beautifully at my mom.

I scowled at him as I could see the shock that was written all over my mom's face.

"Well... Ummm, sure. I think," she replied with a childish giggle which made me roll my eyes at her.

"Ahem, I believe the choice is mine as I'm over the age of consent thank you," I said sternly. I tried to be serious but truthfully my insides were melting.

"Age of consent or not it's always wise to listen to your mother," I heard her say while still giggling, my mouth shot open.

"Seriously mom?! I Growled between my teeth.

"Awwww come now the last time I checked you were single." She continued.

"Oh great," I said while throwing my hands in the air in defeat. "Why not get a mic and go tell everyone then?"

"Look at him, he's formicine and it's just coffee, come on Nicky, give him a chance." She whispered as she hugged me again and I sighed.

"Okay," I whispered back to her.

Just then my stomach rumbled.

"Gosh, Nicole is that your tummy? Sounds like you're starving." She said while rubbing my belly

"Pretty much," I answered truthfully.

"I'll go get you something to eat, I'll be right back." She said and left me alone again with the perfect man.

"Don't you have somewhere to be or something to do?" I asked as he stood there watching me intently.

"I do,"

And to my surprise, he came over to where I was, took my hand in hi,s and kissed my knuckles. I felt my heart fluttering in my chest.

"Don't worry I won't bite." He whispered while looking into my eyes.

The feel of his lips and breath on my skin made my insides tingle and I flushed,.thank goodness that my melanin skin wasn't able to turn red from blushing because I would be so embarrassed right now.

"I'll be back for the number Miss Lyons" he chuckled then spun around on his heels and left.






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