A Twin Dilemma

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Chapter 3

At lunchtime on Tuesday, he was there again. Molly sighed as she looked through the glass doors at the man leaning against the railing in front of the building. She had hoped that their chance encounter yesterday was a onetime thing, but it was obvious that he was waiting for her.

“Good afternoon.”

Molly’s heart flutter at the smile he shot her. Running her eyes over him, she couldn’t help but notice how nice he looked in his dark gray suit. She stamped her foot down on the errant feeling as best she could and smiled back at him. “Hello.” Stepping up, she let him kiss her softly on the lips. “What are you doing here?” She asked when he let her go.

Phelix smiled, pleased to see Molly had left her hair down today. He brushed a loose strand of hair back from her face. “Can’t I come take you to lunch?”

“Of course.” Molly agreed with him. She wanted to yell at him to go away and leave her heart alone, but, she knew if she did, it could cause real problems for her sister. “I don’t know how long I’ll be working here.” She warned as they turned to walk down the street together. “I don’t want to trouble you.”

Phelix leaned over and kissed the side of her head. “You’re worth the trouble.”

Molly blushed a little at the complement

“Anyway, I was already in the area.”

“Really?” Molly asked curious to see what would have an uptown lawyer across town.

“Nothing serious.” Phelix waved her concern away. “But it did give me the opportunity to continue our conversation from yesterday.” He placed his hand on Molly’s lower back and turned her into a different café than the one they had gone to yesterday.

Molly loved the chicken wraps here, the mustard sauce they put on them was divine. “I thought we’d covered everything yesterday.” She teased as they were shown to a table.

His light blue eyes held a hint of amusement in them as he sat down. “There is so much that I don’t know about you.”

“True.” Molly nodded, laughing to herself about the irony in that statement. “We don’t have much of a chance to talk in the evening.” Mandy had told her about the last three dates Phelix had taken her on. They had involved a few of the louder clubs followed by some really passionate session back at his place. That didn’t leave a lot of options for talking.

Phelix laughed at her statement. “No, no we don’t.” There was something in the Phelix’s voice that bothered Molly when he spoke. It was flat, almost bitter, and didn’t match the pleasant air he held. Phelix looked up at her and smiled. “Well, now we have a chance to talk, let’s not waste it.”

Molly smiled. “You hear me talk all the time.” She knew how much her sister would yammer on about nothing. “How about I listen to you for a while?”

Surprise slid across Phelix’s face but he agreed. When the waiter came around, Molly ordered another salad, hold the bacon and eggs, while Phelix order the chicken wrap Molly loved so much.

At the end of Molly’s lunch break, Phelix walked her back to the building and kissed her softly on the lips. They had laughed their way through several of Phelix’s childhood memories.

“I’ll see you tonight.” Phelix said as they parted.

Molly paused surprised by his words. “Tonight?” She asked, trying to think of what plans she had for the evening.

Phelix gave her a pointed look. “You didn’t forget about our date tonight?”

The truth hit Molly like a ton of bricks when she realized what he was talking about. Tuesday was Mandy’s standing date with Phelix. They always went to Vertigo’s for dancing and back to his house for sex. “Of course not.” Trying to crush the pain she felt at the idea of her sister meeting up with this man tonight, she gave him her best smile.

“And make sure to wear those thigh high stockings.” He whispered to her before turning to go. “We can leave them on this time.”

Molly’s mouth gaped open, but Phelix was already on his way down the street. Turning, she pushed into the building. His words had stung, but there was nothing she could do about it. He was her sister’s boyfriend, after all. Molly sighed and pulled out her phone to text her sister. They were going to need to have a talk before Mandy left for her date tonight.

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