Crossing Paths

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Chapter 8

“Oh I’m so sorry!” Harper apologised, looking up to see a familiar pair of eyes staring down at her.

“Harper?” Wyatt said, looking shocked to see Harper.

Harper’s eyes drifted to the woman standing next to him, she had a beautiful blonde pixie cut hair, she was wearing his jacket, and she was holding his arms, her eyes drifted back to him and noticed that he was carrying her purse, realisation dawned unto her that he was either on a date or he was cheating on her.

“Oh I’m sorry I ran into you. Good seeing you Wyatt” Harper turned, wanting to run back and cry her hearts out, she didn’t want him to see her cry over him. Anika and Ryan nodded as they held her in an attempt to comfort her.

“Is she your girlfriend?” the girl in the pixie hair asked, with a thick Russian accent.

“Harper wait!” Wyatt called after her, running over to block her from walking away, “it’s not what it looks like love! Please trust me, I can explain!” Wyatt said panic filled his voice.

“No, I don’t want to hear it Wyatt” Harper shook her head, unable to believe he was cheating on her, “I think it’s best if we no longer speak Wyatt. Thank you for everything” she said as she reached over to place a kiss on his cheek, he held her arms, not wanting her to leave.

“Bro, hands off her. Or I will get you deported” Ryan threatened, Wyatt sighed in defeat and let Harper walk away from his life.

“Everything will be okay Harp” Ryan said as he rubbed her back, Harper let her tears fall freely not caring that she was crying in public.

“Stay with me tonight Harp” Anika pleaded.

“It’s okay guys, I’ll be alright, I want to be alone tonight”

When she got home, Anika stayed with her for a while ensuring she was fine, Harper ensured that everything would be alright, and soon Anika left, leaving Harper alone and in her own thoughts. Her phone kept ringing, she knew it would be Wyatt, shutting off her phone, Harper wallowed in her misery, before slowly drifting off to sleep.

***

The next day, Harper got a call from grandpapa asking her to get dressed and to come over for dinner, for a special surprise, she wasn’t feeling up to it, but she always put grandpapa first, and it must be really important for him to invite her out of the blue. She wondered if it had anything to do with his new girlfriend Mary.

Since granny passed, grandpapa found it a hard time moving on, he made granny’s breakfast every morning for a year, spoke to her as if she was still alive, their love would never die, that’s what Harper wanted, the purest form of love and affection. She was happy that grandpapa found a new woman in his life, and he’s able to move on.

Since it’s a Friday, Harper decided to finish up some paperwork and make some calls and head home early. Anika and Ryan both checked in on her in the morning, Heath called a few times in which she ignored him, she wasn’t ready to tell him what happened, Wyatt has been calling her insensively.

Harper got dressed up in her favourite black leather skirt, bralette and an oversized blazer to cover up her top, revealing her plunging cleavage, she wanted to go out and party, she needed to forget, so she dressed more seductively than she usually would, keeping her makeup natural, she needed to respect grandpapa.

Ding dong

Her doorbell rang, wondering who it might be, she walked over to greet whoever was on the other side of the door.

“Hey sis” Heath greeted as she opened the door, sighing she knew she needed to face him but she needed space.

“Why have you been avoiding me?”

“Are you going to grandpapa’s?” she questioned, avoiding his question.

“Yeah, come let’s go together, but why have you been dodging my calls?”

“I just need some space. I will tell you when I’m ready” nodding his head, they slowly left her house.

Heath always tried to give Harper the space she needed, even though he wanted to know what was going on in her life, he always tried to respect her privacy, not wanting her to pull away, so he swallowed his pride and kept his mouth shut for Harper.


“Grandpapa!” she called out as she opened the front door, the house was dark, but there were little fairy lights on the floor, she looked behind and Heath wasn’t there, she decided to follow the path.

The whole house was quiet, only faint sound of cars on the outside, as she approached the end of the fairy light, she heard songs playing softly in the background, as she walked closer, she recognised the song All of me by John Legend, confused she opened the backdoor.

The entire backyard was filled with fairy lights with a picnic set up in the middle of the backyard, she looked around and there wasn’t anyone in sight, she was even more confused. It was a beautiful sight.

Was it for her?

Was it for Mary?

Was she in the right house?

Confused by what’s going on

She heard a rustling noise from the side of the house, she turned her head and saw Wyatt standing there, looking handsome, but she was confused by this and memories of last night quickly flooded her mind.

“Wyatt what are you doing here?” she questioned, sounding slightly agitated.

“Harper, I need to explain somethings to you, please, I invited you here, I’ve explained everything to grandpapa and Heath”, with grandpapa stepped out from the house to look at Harper, he was accompanied by Mary who was smiling sweetly at her, and the blonde pixie was standing behind Wyatt. Harper was more confused than ever.

“Harper, this is my best friend’s girlfriend Nadia” he introduced the blonde pixie cut woman.

“Please listen to him out Harper” she spoke, and Harper nodded in defeat

“Harper, I know that I’ve been avoiding you, I’ve been trying not to, but everytime I see you or speak to you, it gets harder for me not to tell you something. I know that night you expressed that you love me, trust me baby that was all I ever wanted to hear, those words, but that night, I froze, I wasn’t able to form words, I was gobsmacked. And with that what I wanted to say slipped from me and eventually it became a little too late, and everyday after that I was trying to figure out how to tell you how I felt but it became more and more difficult, it felt like it was the wrong timing. I didn’t expect for you to proclaim your love for me, as I wanted to do it first, but before I get to telling you how I feel, meet Nadia, she’s my best friend’s girlfriend, and she came to town 3 days ago, and last night she fought with Saint so when I ran into her I was trying to comfort her, and I know what you saw isn’t convincing but Harper” by this time Wyatt was standing in front of Harper reaching for her hands, Harper noticed his proximately and stepped back wanting a little space to process.

“Harper, I would never cheat on you, I know what you saw was questionable, but I would never do anything to hurt you, actually I’ve been planning on asking you a question and I’ve been so busy planning everything that I know I’ve neglected you and you probably thought I cheated, understandably so, Harper I love you. I love you so damn much that I can’t spend another day of my life on this earth without you. I know we’ve only started dating, but I fell in love with you the moment I laid my eyes on you, you are the only reason why I’m in LA, you are the only reason why I took this job, when I was engaged to my ex, I never felt this intense love, but with you everything I’ve felt by far has been intensified and I can’t run from it even if I tried. Harper, please don’t break up with me, I would never beg anyone, but I’m on my knees begging you in front of your family, I love you so much” Wyatt wiped his tears and continued

“Harper you are everything I want in a woman and more, I once believed that I was destined to be single, I never in my life would’ve imagined meeting someone like you, innocent and sexy, loving and kind, smart and witty, curvacious and absolutely stunning, I thank God everyday that I met you, I promise to never leave you, I promise to love you everyday moving forward if you would have me. Harper, I want to wake up everyday next to you, I want to fall asleep with you in my arms, I want you to be the mother of our children, I want all of you, because that is how much I’m in love with you. Harper Emmy Wilson, I love you with all my heart and my soul, my love, ¿Te casarías conmigo?, will you marry me?” -Wyatt learned spanish for that, knowing she loved the language, he pulled out an amazing diamond ring, wiping his tears with one hand.

She looked down at him, in tears, slowly processing his words.

Liam

That’s the first thing that came into her mind, the guy she lost her virginity to, the guy she fell in love with, and here lies Wyatt, the amazing man she met and loves.

“Yes”

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