Little Secrets and Lies

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Summary

When Chloe was 15 years old She became pregnant by her father's friend's older son David Webber....It was a mistake...Forced to marry him when she was young and had Zander who is now about to turn 18. Zander's best friend Sam Thornberry falls for Chloe, he is 18 and his feelings he had kept a secret for the last couple of years now start leaking out. When Chloe who hasn't felt love from her husband in so many years her feelings for Sam start to grow, they now have to figure out if they can make it work. (This story has not been edited and is only a rough draft.)

Genre:
Romance
Author:
Arri Stone
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
1
Rating:
4.9 11 reviews
Age Rating:
18+

Chapter 1

Being brought up in rich families, certain things are expected of you. But when I was 15 years old I made a mistake with my father's friend's son, David Webber. I never thought I would get pregnant the first time. Due to our families and who they were, it was agreed that David and I were to marry as soon as I turned 18. We did like each other and I thought that we could fall in love over the years. David started drinking heavily, and with him going away on his business trips and business meetings, we grew apart. So I concentrated on bringing up our son Zander.

Zander was due to turn 18 years old soon and I intended on throwing him a huge house party. His best friend Sam, who is already 18, said he would come and help me organise it. Sam has been coming around a lot recently and spending more time over at our house.

"Hi Mrs Webber." Sam greeted me with a smile which would melt a thousand hearts.

"Sam, I've told you before just call me Chloe."

"Sorry Chloe I still find it hard with you being Zanders mom and all." His cheeks blush pink and he looks down to avoid my gaze.

"Right what sort of party theme shall we have?" I try to concentrate on what we were here to do.

"Maybe fancy dress?" He shrugged his shoulders.

"Aren't you both too old for fancy dress?"

"You're never too old for fancy dress." He gave me a cheeky grin.

"Okay so what about a tuxedo and glamour party?" I leaned on the side of the kitchen worktop.

"How about a beach themed party?" He eyes lit up as he gazed at me.

"Hahaha.... you just want to see all the girls in bikinis." I wiggled my finger at him laughing.

"No not at all... only maybe one girl." His cheeks flushed bright red.

"Oh, so Sam who is the lucky girl then?" I turned towards him.

"I haven't asked her out or anything." Sam looked down, avoiding my gaze.

"Maybe you should." I nudged his shoulder.

"It's a bit more complicated than that."

"Oh, don't tell me she already has a boyfriend?"

"Yeah something like that." He sighed and I felt sorry for him.

"Awww Sam... you'll find a nice girl soon I'm sure of it, you're such a good looking lad." I put my arm around his waist and gave him a side hug which he returned.

"How about a 20's themed night you know with all the flappers and gangsters?"

"Yes... that would be amazing Sam we could get the big screen set up in the garden and play old movies as well." I became excited at the idea.

"Kit out your living room and bar area make it look really nice with 20's decor." A huge grin came across his face.

"Yes...We did it, now I've already got Zanders birthday present I was wondering what you had got him?"

"Well... I don't really know yet." He ran his hand through his hair.

"Come with me." I grabbed his hand and pull him with me up stairs.

I led him to my room, (My husband and I no longer sleep in the same room when he is home. He's either passed out drunk on the couch or if he makes it up to his bed he passes out there)

"Here... I got him tickets to his favourite band that's coming next month, I got these like last year, but I've gone and bought him a watch that he was really wanting now. Would you like to give him the tickets?"

"Chloe... that's amazing ...err…" He was dumbstruck and lost for words.

"You're Zanders best friend and I don't want to be giving him loads of presents so, please Sam."

He gave me a big hug and a kiss on the cheek, I find my body setting on fire.

"Wow thanks Chloe this is really something, he's going to be so stoked at this." His smile widened into a huge grin.

"Your welcome Sam, you've been a really good friend to Zander." I rub his arm.

I can see him looking around the room and noticing that it's only got my stuff in it... I haven't really told anyone that David and I don't sleep in the same room anymore.

"Sorry but it's a very feminine room?" Sam said quizzically.

"I... I don't share a room with Zanders dad anymore, I haven't for the last four years, his room is at the far end of the house away from Zander and me."

"Oh.. I'm sorry... I didn't know."

"No I don't really tell people." I sigh and sit down on my bed and Sam sits next to me. "We like to keep appearances up you know in front of people but as soon as we are behind closed doors well we hardly speak to each other any more."

"Zander doesn't say anything."

"Yeah he's a good boy."

"Well if you ever need to speak to anyone... I don't mind…" He places his hand on my thigh which sends a feeling of electricity surging through my body, it's been a long time since somebody touched me and I felt something, I placed my hand over his and gave it a squeeze.

"You're so sweet Sam, thank you."

"You know, Thanks so much again for these tickets they are awesome."

"We better head back downstairs." I gaze at him enjoying the closeness. Neither of us move.

"Yeah I think Zander will be back soon."

"Hey... mom... are you home?" Zander shouts out.

"Shit I better hide these." Sam leaps up and panics.

"Here I'll keep them in this draw till you need to get them." Our hands touch again and the same sparks ignite in my body. I shrug it off, I'm sure it is just because I've not had anyone touch me in years.

"Thanks Chloe."

"Up here Zander we're just trying to hide your birthday presents."

"Hahaha...."

"Hey Sam."

"Hey man... we've thought of a theme for your birthday."

"Cool! What are you thinking?"

I usher them both out of my room and down the stairs. "Let's all get a drink, I could do with one."

Zander looks at us. "You both want a lemonade?"

"Yeah cheers man." Sam slaps him on his back.

"Perfect sweetheart." I blow him a kiss.

Zander goes off to get us all some lemonade to drink. Sam and I head out to the patio to sit down. I slide on my sunglasses and sit down on one of the loungers, I can see Sam taking a quick glance at my legs then running up my body before he looks away as Zander comes out with our drinks.

We ran through all the ideas for his party, he seemed to like the idea of a 20's theme.

"So we're all set for Saturday night then?"

"Yeah it's going to be a blast."

"I can't wait." Zander is bouncing in his seat excited.

"Yeah my baby is all grown up and being a man."

"Aww...mom, don't." Zander blushes and shakes his head.

Sam jumps up. "Hey I better go Zander but I'll see you later?"

"Why don't you swing by later tonight? we'll go watch a movie or something? Have a couple of drinks?"

"I'll let you know."

"Ok man see you later."

Sam heads off and it's just Zander and me.

"What do you fancy to eat tonight Zander?"

"Can we get pizza in, that way if Sam comes back we have food for later as well?"

"Yeah why not."

We order pizza in, and it isn't long before Sam messages Zander to say he is on his way back over. I go open the door as Zander is setting down the pizza and plates.

"Hahaha...you must have smelt the pizza arrive."

"Hay Sam"

"Hay Zander. Mmm... smells good."

I'm sure Sam just looked at me when he said that.

"I'm going to get the movie on, mom are you coming?"

"What film are you putting on?"

"Something scary."

"You and your horror movies."

"Come on Chloe it will be funny." Sam smiles.

"I'm not sitting next to Zander as he always tries to jump scare me."

"Hahaha." Both boys laugh at me.

"Put it on and take the pizza through, I'll get some popcorn and beers as well."

"Here I'll give you a hand." Sam comes towards me.

I go retrieve a large bowl out of the cupboard for the popcorn, Sam goes to grab some beers out of the fridge. I caught him checking me out again for sure this time. My body flooded with sensations I hadn't felt in years.


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