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Chapter Fourteen

With the anticipation of Saturday looming over my head the week was just flying by. I really enjoyed my new job. Starting Monday Marie was going to start coming in less and less. She was very pleased with my work ethic. Today was Friday, tonight I’m heading to the bar with Carolina and Henry. No mention of Bryson. Carolina let it slip that I was bringing Roman to her fathers birthday party and since then he’s been pretty MIA. I don’t think he’s very happy about it to be honest.

Rolling out of bed I take a quick shower. I woke up early enough that I have time to curl my hair and do my makeup. I decide on dark jeans with a Black off the shoulder top and some black booties for the day. I grab a bag with my makeup and clothes for tonight in it, since I’ll be going to Carolina’s after work to get ready for the bar. We also plan on a quick trip to the mall since we are getting off at four today. Maries is closing early to get stuff ready for the party tomorrow. Apparently most of the town is going to be there as is custom here according to Carolina.

Heading out to my car I give her a sad smile. She doesn’t have much left in her. Hopefully I’ll have enough money sooner rather than later to put the poor girl out of her misery. Driving to work I sing along with the Queen herself. Britney Bitch. I go into the cafe and I’m greeted by a very excited Carolina. Apparently me going out with ROman tomorrow is an “extremely big deal.” That he doesn’t just “take any girl out”, apparently he’s a hit it and quit it type of dude. According to Carolina he has trust issues. She thinks it’s because he has so much money he doesn’t think anyone wants anything but that and sex from him.

The day goes by agonizingly slow. It felt like I worked ten shifts by the time four rolls around. Carolina and I all but run out the door bidding her mother goodbye until tomorrow. We get in my car and we are off to the mall, FINALLY! Pulling into a spot it’s obviously a very busy day here. I hate large crowds so this should be a good time. Note my sarcasm. The first store Carolina drags me into is a lingerie shop. Apparently, I need new underwear “just in case.” I don’t object though. I think part of me is hoping something happens tomorrow. My body craves Roman’s touch anytime he’s near me.

“Okay now that we got the lingerie out of the way, do we search for a party dress first or for your date?” Carolina asks.

“Hmm, well we both need a dress for your dad’s party tomorrow so let’s do that first.”

Many stores later Carolina ends up with a simple baby pink fitted dress with a sweetheart neckline stopping midthigh. She got a pair of nude wedges to go with it. I on the other hand found this gorgeous cream-colored maxi dress. It was decorated with flowers and had a slit on the side that was a bit daring. Normally since I’m short I avoid maxi dresses, but this one looks like it was made for me. I fell in love with how sexy it made me feel. I’m sure the plunging neckline and open back had a part in that.

“I can’t get over how amazing you looked in that Annabelle. Absolutely gorgeous. Oh and I definitely need to borrow those nude heels you bought for it. I’m jealous.” She smiles at me.

Next, we’re on the hunt for my dress for Roman. The first store we went into this gorgeous silver dress caught my eye. It was similar to the one I got for Carolina’s father’s party. It had thin straps with a plunging neckline and an open back. The slit on the leg was even higher. Definitely couldn’t wear panties with this. It hugged me in all the right places. I decided on black open toe heels to match.

“Roman is not going to be able to control himself when he sees you in this tomorrow.” Carolina all but jumps up and down from excitement.

We end up leaving the mall around seven. We decided to grab a pizza pie on the way to Carolina’s. I’m starving by the time we get to her apartment. Both of us were starving and pretty much inhaled the entire pie. I really need to start going back to the gym. I only went one time but can you blame me?

“Alright, bitch let’s get ready for the bar. Henry is meeting us here. Bryson said he may show up later. Apparently, he had plans for tonight.” She says, looking confused.

We did our make up first, both settling on smokey eyes and pink lips. Carolina straightened her hair while I decided to touch up my curls. She was wearing light jeans with a pink crop top and nude heels. I left my outfit on from today but changed into black pointy heels.

Henry showed up around nine. We did two shots each before calling a cab. Henry and Carolina couldn’t keep their hands off of each other. He kept whispering into her ear and making her giggle. Honestly, it was nauseating. Probably just me being bitter because I’m single. So instead of gagging, I tell them how cute they are together and they just smile in return. I don’t think they had “the talk” yet. You know the one that decides if you’re going to put a label on the relationship. It’s still new so I’m sure they are just taking things slow. Finally, the cab driver calls letting us know of his arrival.

We pile into the cab that smells like straight up vomit and before I know it we’re pulling up at the bar. I knew Carolina said Bryson might meet us here. What I didn’t expect was for him to be shoving his tongue down some girl’s throat as soon as I walked through the doors.

“Jesus bro do you have no shame?” Henry says approaching him.

“Oh hey guys, I didn’t see you come in.” He says while adjusting the girl on his lap. His eyes meet mine and for a second they look sad. That is until he smirks.

“Obviously, you were quite busy. And who might this be?” Carolina asks while eyeing the unsuspecting girl up. Oh lord, this can’t be a good sign.

“Hi, I’m Candy.” She giggles.

“Candy?” I ask.

“Yeah, I tell people to call me that because of how sweet I am.” She giggles again. Did Bryson hire a fucking hooker?

“Are you fucking a hooker!” Carolina screams. All eyes in the bar turn to us. Jesus fucking christ Carolina. Could she be any louder? I don’t think poor dead Aunt Clara heard her.

“Jesus no Carolina, what the fuck.” Bryson defends Candy.

“Well, can you blame me for thinking so with a name like that?”

“Anyway, how did you two meet?” Henry asks, trying to make this encounter a little less awkward. He pulls Carolina into his side and rubs her arm soothingly.

“At the gym, she needed a trainer and I just happen to be available.” He says while looking at me.

“You plan on coming back to the gym Annabelle?” He asks.

“Oh my goodness! You work out too! That’s awesome we can be gym buddies! Wouldn’t that be so cool?” Candy says to me in a voice that would pierce Satan’s soul. You know if he had one. Wait a minute, does he have one? Nah I don’t think so. Why is everyone looking at me? Oh shit Candy asked me something.

“Uh yeah, I was planning to start up again on Monday. If was just too much for me this week since I started a new job.”

“That’s not all you’ve been up to.” Bryson says under his breath.

“Excuse me?” I turn to him with my hands on my hips and a death glare.

“I said, that’s great, I can’t wait to see you there again.”

“Annabelle I need a drink let’s go to the bar. You want anything baby.” Carolina says while turning to Henry.

“Carona would be nice love.” He says kissing her forehead.

“Coming right up.” She smiles up at him.

As we walk away I hear a thud followed by Bryson’s voice. “Dude, what the fuck was that for?” Carolina just smirks. “Glad he did. I would’ve broken his nose.” She says as we walk up to the bar.

I just laugh and shake my head. We order our drinks then head back over to Henry. Bryson is by the pool table trying to show Candy how to play. Hmm seems to be a recurring move for this boy.

“Ugh, I can’t believe he brought a girl here.” Carolina says handing Henry his drink.

“Her voice makes me want to rip my ears off and eat them.” Henry and Carolina both turn to me with raised eyebrows.

“Oh come on like you guys weren’t thinking the same thing!” I say while taking a sip of my drink.

The three of us end up at a booth. We are joking around with each other when the bar becomes eerily silent.

“Fucking great.” I hear Bryson mutter from across the bar.

“Problem?”

At the sound of his voice, my head shoots up. What’s he doing here?

“Well, it is a free country Annabelle. Roman can go wherever he pleases.”Henry says smirking at me.

“Well, fuck I didn’t mean to say that out loud.” I say looking up at him. Just then the cushion on my left moves down.

“Don’t curse kitten. Your lips are too beautiful for such ugly words to be coming out of them.” Roman whispers into my ear.

Carolina is just smiling at me like a fucking idiot from across the table. It’s making me want to stab her with my straw.

“Well, aren’t you going to introduce me to your friends?” He says while scooting closer to me and throwing his arm over the seat. Fuck he smells so good. Is it bad that I want to lick him?

“Uh yeah. Roman this is Henry and Carolina my friends.” They smile at each other.

“Awe princess am I not your friend too?” Bryson says as he and Candy approach the table. He grabs a chair and drags it over to the booth, pulling Candy onto his lap as he sits. His hands resting on her thighs. Roman notices me staring and tenses up beside me. I wonder why?

“Bryson you two already know each other, in case you forgot about our little encounter.” I roll my eyes at him. At the mention of the incident, his eyes turn sad, and Roman grips my shoulder sending a shiver down my spine.

Oblivious to the tension in the air Candy speaks up. “Hi, I’m Candy.” She smiles widely at Roman.

“Candy? That’s your real name?” He raises a brow at her. I can’t help but to giggle next to her.

“Yeah, it’s because I’m so sweet.”

“That you are babygirl,” Bryson says into her ear while looking into my eyes. Is he trying to make me jealous?

“Anyway, I hear you’re coming to our little party tomorrow with Annabelle here.” Carolina says trying to ease the awkwardness.

“Ah yes, It was the only way to get Annabella to accompany me to my even tomorrow night.”

Bryson scoffs. “Why invite her?” He says looking at me. Roman tenses again next to me breathing in heavily. I think he’s trying to control himself. Too bad I don’t know if I can much longer. Bryson is seriously getting on my fucking nerves tonight. Has he always been this fucking obnoxious?

“Why wouldn’t I want a beautiful, sweet, intelligent woman to accompany me for the evening?” He counters him. Raising an eyebrow. Daring Bryson to say otherwise.

“Wait till you see her in her dress.” Carolina sends Roman a mischievous wink.

He hums in response. “I can’t wait to see how breathtaking she’ll be. Can I get you another drink kitten?” He asks me.

“Sure, I’ll have sex on the beach.” I smirk at him. Suddenly feeling flirty.

“Coming right up.” He whispers into my ear. His lips brushing gently against me. Making me shiver in delight. He heads over to the bar.

“Damn girl he wants you so fucking bad.” Henry says. Carolina nods and smiles like a madwoman and I giggle at them.

“I don’t know Annabelle. I think you’re coming off quite desperate.” Bryson says to me. Before I can tell him to suck a dick Henry beats me to it.

“Dude, what the fuck is your problem? Just because she isn’t interested in you doesn’t mean you have to be a fucking douche.” Henry yells at him. Earning the stares of a few people around us.

“Whatever, we’re leaving anyway.” He says grabbing Candy’s hand and leading her out of the bar.

“Dick head is leaving already. Can’t say that I’m sad.” Roman says coming back to the table. As he sits down his phone rings.

“Excuse me, I need to take this.” He walks away from the table.

We start to chat about the party tomorrow. A few minutes late Roman heads back to the table.

“I’m sorry kitten, I have to head out.” He looks at me sadly. “I really wish I didn’t have to, but there’s an issue at work.” He strokes my cheek gently.

“It’s okay, I’ll see you tomorrow?” I smile up at him.

“I can’t wait.” He leans down and kisses my forehead.

Carolina is once again smiling at me like a crazy person.

“Jesus, can you stop looking at me like that!” I yell at her. She just laughs at me.

We hang out there a little longer before deciding to call it a night. The cab takes me home first. Carolina decided to spend the night at Henry’s. I can’t wait to hear about that tomorrow. I wash my face and throw my hair in a bun. Too tired to shower now. As I’m crawling under the covers my phone goes off. Expecting it to be Roman I snatch it off of my nightstand at lightning speed.

Bryson- I’m sorry. Please don’t hate me.

Not going to lie slightly disappointed that it wasn’t Roman. Decided to be a petty bitch since he decided to be a dick tonight I responded accordingly.

Me- Tell Candy I said sweet dreams :)

He doesn’t respond. Not that I expected him to. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store for me. Soon enough I’m drifting off to dreamland where Roman awaits me.

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