HaLo Effect

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Chapter 9

Chapter 9

"The details woman and don't leave anything out," Nate sipped his tea looking at Harmony over the rim of his mug.

"What details? All we did was eat, go on rises and watched a show." she shrugged taking a bite out of her Nutella pancakes.

"You bitch," He sneered at her. "You're telling me you had a hunk of a man with you last night and you didn't try to test out the goods. You disgust me."

"Nate stop being so dramatic and I only went so I can be left alone. It has been 3 days and nothing."

"I don't care I'm ignoring you from now on."

"Aww come on, seriously."

"There's a lot of buzzing in this café," He looked around like he was trying to find where the noise is coming from.

"Oh my goodness. Fine. I'll text him now if you want."

Nate looks at Harmony with one eyebrow raised waiting for her to get her phone to text Logan. Sighing she send a quick text to him.

"There I did it, happy?"

"What did you say?"

"I just said 'Hey' and that's it."

Nate looks at her slack jawed, "Hey, HEY. This bitch just sent a 'Hey' text, you might as well have said that you weren't interested. You know I am disappointed in you so much right now."

"What did I do? And I'm not interested so what's the big deal."

"You could have said that Hunter had a great time or something. Anything but 'Hey'."

"I don't want him around Hunter like that Nate of he is planning to make me just another notch in his belt. Hunter gets attached quickly so one day of fun is enough interaction."

"What happened that night? And don't give me any of your bullshit answer either, I want to know what happened," Nate stared her down folding his arms on top of each other on the table.

Looking outside the window next to her, she watches as people pass by, looking back at Nate putting her head on one closed fist while her other hand absently run one finger around the rim of her mug.

"Ummm, well he drove me and Hunter home. Hunter fell asleep so he carried him to bed and took of his shoes then kissed him on the forehead. Which I have to say was kind of-not all the way-cute. After that I was walking him to the door and he looked like he was going to kids me so I slammed the door in his face. End of story."

"Ugh why are you so boring," Nate exclaimed dragging his hands down his face in an exaggerated fashion. "Ok I'm going to be real with you for a hot minute. Girl sometimes you hot to take chances even when you feel you are not ready for it because you don't know what could happen. I know you have a dickface bastard for a baby daddy but you can't keep all men at arm’s length thinking they are going to do the same thing to you again."

Sitting straight he continues, "You of all people know what I went through before Benjamin my big talk glass of white hot chocolate. I was abused-mentally, physically, sexual and emotionally-by my so-called family and the guy I thought loved me. From what I've been through I should have kept Ben away from me since day one but I decided to give him a chance because he is a great guy. Was I scared that history will repeat itself. Hell yes. But I put on my big boy panties on and I gave it a try. He was patient and sweet to him even when I would intentionally provoke him. He became my best friend, partner and the love of my life. If I had to go through everything again will just because I know he will my future and my past don't matter."

Nate grabbed one of Harmony's hand into his and says, "It may look like you don't know what you want by being hot and cold. But nobody knows until they have it hun, it's ok to be scared but have faith things will get better or it will seem everything is going wrong. It's all about what's going on in the little cute head of yours."

Harmony with teary eyes looks at her best friend that she adores so much that have been through some pretty tough times but always have a smile on his face for everyone. Nodding her head, she told him everything she didn't say out loud. Satisfied Nate smiles wide and declared, "Ok let’s stop all this sappy shit and go shopping, you need lingerie because you never know when things might get hot and steamy."

Laughing she wipes her tears away smiling at him, "Thanks Nate."

"Anytime sweetheart, now let’s go do some shopping to make the day better."


Harmony ends the last class of the day, she had to fill in for one of her instructors that got the flu. She was surprised to see Logan in the reception area with Hunter and Mary her receptionist.

"Hey, can I speak to you for a second?"

"Umm sure. Mary can you watch Hunter for me for a little longer please?"

Mary nodded her and replied, "Sure honey take your time."


Logan follows Harmony to her office in the back.

"Hey, so what brings you by."

"I know it might seem that I'm not a man that takes rejection well but I have a proposition for you. No not a proposition but I just want to say that you should give a chance-"


"I think we could be really good together and I have a list of reasons-wait what?"

Chuckling a little Harmony repeated, "I said ok, I'll give us a try."

"Is It my good looks that won you over," Logan puffed his chest out.

Laughing in his face she replies, "Um no I just had someone talk some sense into me today that's all."

“Aww baby you wound me,” Logan places a hand over his heart.

Snorting Harmony rolls her eyes at him, “Whatever it has been a long day and I need to take Hunter home before his bedtime.”

Smirking he taps his index finger on his lips indicating that he wants a kiss but she doesn’t get the sign and start packing up her stuff, almost out of the door he pulls her back with his arm wrapped around her waist.

“Babe I think you forgot something.”

“Really, what?” she looks around trying to find what she left behind.

“I want a kiss from my girl before she leaves,” he whispered in her ear.

“Really Logan just for that. We just started don’t make me regret it already,” she said annoyed with his antics.

“Yes since I finally have those luscious supple lips to myself and I want another taste.”

Sagging against hi she tilts her head back leaning it against his shoulder while he tips his head down and captures her lips. Pecking her lips then licking the seam asking for permission. Giving into him she parts her lips, pulling her closer he ravished her lips like it was his last meal. She felt the kiss all the way to her toes causing her to moan against his lips.

“Babe I have to let you go or we are going to do something you’re not ready for,” he whispers against her lips. Snapping out of her daze Harmony stands herself upright fixing herself before leaving the office with Logan following close behind. She thanks Mary for watching Hunter a little longer for her and sends her off before locking everything up. Strapping Hunter into his car seat, she turns toward Logan who is waiting on them. Walking up to her he places his hands on her hips and gives her another kiss and tells her, “Text me when you get home so I know you made it home safe. Later this week we’ll go to another date with the little guy.”

When Harmony got home she texts Logan letting him know they got home safe. She feeds Hunter before taking him a bath and tucking him in before she goes to her room and get ready for the night. Before she can go to sleep, her phone chimes and it’s a text from Logan.

Logan: Sweet dreams baby

Harmony: G’ night Logan

That night she falls asleep with a smile on her face.

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