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Jenny made her way to where Nick sat. He glanced up, smiling but said nothing. She took a seat next to him on the rock, just as she always did when they were younger.
A good ten minutes went by before she finally had the courage to speak. “Thank you so much for all the gifts this week.”
“I was worried you were just trashing them.”
Jenny laughed. “No, the flowers are spread all around the place and I think I gained ten pounds on all the candy.”
Silence stood between them again. A calmness swept through Jenny. Reaching out, she took his hand and gazed into his eyes.
“This is crazy and I shouldn’t even be here with you. But your it for me Nick. I should tape my mouth shut right now so I can’t say anymore, but for some reason I forgive you. And in a really odd way, I understand. And now I’m rambling.”
Nick placed a finger over her lips. “Don’t ever tape those pretty things closed.” Leaning forward, he pressed his to hers and the fireworks shot off.
His tongue pushed its way through and her’s joined his. Wrapping her free hand around his neck, she pulled herself closer and for once let her mind not think and let her body just feel. And wow did it feel good. Desire stirred through every nerve of her body. She couldn’t get close enough to him. If she could, she would literally connect their bodies together right here just to feel the spark she was more intensified.
His lips left hers and just as she was about to protest, he kissed his way down her jaw line to that spot just behind her ear. “Oh my.” She sighed.
Jenny finally let her hands begin to explore his chest and could not believe the amount of muscle he had. Her fingers itched to see how he would feel without clothes on. It was then it hit her. What was she doing?
“Stop.” She pushed him away and stood.
“I’m sorry. That was forward.”
“It was yes, but I liked it.”
“We aren’t teenagers anymore, so I guess making out on this rock is a little silly.”
“My ass sure hurts, that is for sure.” She giggled. “But I barely know you anymore. We need to slow things down.”
Nick stood and made his way toward her. “Does that mean you’ll give me another chance?”
Was she? Gazing up at him, seeing the man she had longed for these past few years. A man who had loved her so much, then just left her, but was now back, could she give him another chance. Jenny kicked her toes in the sand and looked down a moment. Eight years ago Nick had made the decision to leave her, to give her more of a life then to be just another girl who married her high school sweet heart right out of high school. She had done so much in those past eight years. One thing she knew, she had never stopped loving him. But was it enough?
Her eyes made their way back to his and as she studied his expression all she saw was love. And that love was for her. And at the moment she held all the cards and it was her play as to where they went from right here.
Jenny took a deep breath then reached out taking his hand. “I love you Nick. But I am not giving you another chance.”
He gasped and she could see the confusion.
She pulled him closer. “I’m spending the rest of my life with you. Your not leaving me again.”
“Now get over here and kiss me again. I want to be taken away in away that only your love can do.”
Nick didn’t hesitate, he jerked her to him and devoured her. As far as when the sun finally finished setting, she wasn’t sure. By the time she and Nick finished kissing, they were hand in hand walking toward her home in the dark. The sky was clear and filled with stars to light their way.
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A week had passed since she’d seen Nick, but there was no way he was letting her forget him. Every day when she came home from the office, on her door step there was something from him. And tonight, a box of Godiva chocolates and a red rose waited for her. She smiled, and picked up her gift then let herself into her apartment as usual.
Plopping down on the couch, she opened the box and decided to snack on a few of the candies. As she enjoyed the delicious flavor, she wondered if she was being too hard on Nick. He had called several times during the week and of course, she ignored him. She made a point to stay away from the wine. That was one lesson she learned.
Jenny laid the box on the coffee table and then wondered what she was going to do this evening to entertain herself. She typically filled her weekend nights with some date who just passed the time by. But she was through with Jeff. And when she’d told him, he didn’t care. Then again, she didn’t really expect that he would. Things had really fizzled out between them anyway.
Who did she want to be with? Well that was a no brainer. Nick. But could she really allow him to just waltz right back into her life as though nothing had happened?
A glance around her apartment with all the flowers, teddy bears, and assortment of candy boxes, she supposed she could. But that would just be too easy, wouldn’t it? To just forgive him and pick up where they left off?
Jenny headed to her room and changed out of her work clothes and into jeans and a tank top. A walk on the beach was just what she needed. Time to think and let the smell of the ocean clear her thoughts.
Slipping on her tennis shoes, she left through the back sliding door. The sun was starting to set and she knew a cool breeze would start soon. Perfect.
As she walked along the beach, she felt like she was on auto-pilot. She couldn’t remember how she got there, but she had walked right to their spot. And to make things more complicated, Nick was there sitting on their rock, watching as the sun set.
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Jenny took a step back, she couldn’t let him touch her. She would be a goner and the past eight years of hurt would be forgotten. “You couldn’t have missed me that much.”
Nick raked a hand across his clean shaven head. “You have no idea how wrong you are. There wasn’t a day or night that I didn’t think of you.”
“It’s been eight years, Nick. And not once did you write or call me. I’m sure you came home for holidays and saw your family. You never came to see me,” she snapped.
He kicked the sand with is feet and then turned to look out over the ocean. Her gaze followed his. It was a beautiful day, that was for sure. Not a cloud out and the sky was that perfect shade of blue. The waves were high, but looked pretty as they rolled in.
Jenny walked closer to the water and Nick. She couldn’t really help it, she was drawn to him. And the memories she had tried her to best forget, were creeping back up. Nick was a nice guy, he always had been. He’d treated her better than anyone ever had. She was so sure they would marry and at this point in her life, they might even have a child they would be bringing to just this spot. But that wasn’t what happened.
“I don’t mean to be so bitter,” she said. “But you just left. I had all these plans and you were in each and every one of them. I thought we would take on the world, just you and me. And when we finished conquering everything we could, we would settle down and start a family.”
“That’s why I left without a word.”
He didn’t want the same things? Why was her here now and telling her he was sorry. “You could’ve told me that. You didn’t have to just join the army and not even tell me.”
“It was what I thought was best.”
“Best for who? Best for me or you?”
Jenny let out an arrogant laugh. “You left thinking it was the best thing for us? Give me a break. Tell me how it was best?”
Nick reached out for her hand. Knowing she shouldn’t let him, but she did, he held his hand in his as he explained. “I wanted each of those with you too. But I didn’t want us to settle. I wanted us to see the world and experience life. Chances were you and I would have been that young couple out of high school with all these dreams, moved out, gotten a place, and then life would have started. You never would have done half of what you have if we’d been together.”
“I don’t care. I just wanted you Nick.”
“I know, and like I said, that is why I left. I wanted you to experience everything you could.”
Sighing loudly, she asked, “Why couldn’t you have discussed that with me?”
Pulling her a little closer, he said, “If you’d asked me to stay, I would’ve. I love you more than anything in life and I never could have left.”
“I just wish you had talked to me,” Jenny said.
“I still love you. I want to be with you.”
Jenny yanked her hand away. Sure he was saying all the right things, but he was a bit too late. “I’m sorry Nick, I can’t do this.”
She walked away. The tears soaked her lashed and then made their way down her cheeks. Walking away from Nick was harder then she thought it would be. She imagined what she felt, was ten times worse for him when he left for the Army. But who was he to decide her fate?
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Welcome! I'll be posting the beginning of my story, Forget Me Not. Each Friday I will be posting another excerpt until this story is completed. At the bottom you will find a link to the author who is going next and a link to who was before me.
*Please note, while I'm an erotic romance writer, this story will be PG-13 since I can't control who comes on this blog and reads.*****Forget Me Not At the beach, Jenny watched as the tide rolled in. He hadn’t shown—once again. Jeff had been standing her up a lot lately and she was beginning to think it just wasn’t worth it.
She sat on her towel, picnic basket by her side, and toes bear in the sand. A young couple to her right shared kisses, as they enjoyed the sun setting. Jealousy swept through her since that was exactly what she had hoped her and Jeff would be doing right about now. She’d packed strawberries and whipped cream and a bottle of Jeff’s favorite white wine. They would now sit in the basket untouched. Tonight was supposed to be special.
Letting out a loud sigh, she stood and decided there was no point in just sitting there looking stupid. She picked up her black strappy heals, looked back at the towels and basket. Screw it. She walked away from it with a hope Jeff just might show up and find it. As far as she was concerned, she was done with him and done with men. All they ever seemed to do were let her down.
Back at her condo, she was greeted by her calico cat Callie. Perhaps she should have taken the sign when Callie didn’t like Jeff. Jenny had always heard cats had a knack for knowing when people were evil. And as far as she was concerned, he was.
A light blinked on her answering machine. It showed two messages. Rolling her eyes, she didn’t know if she even cared to listen, but what the heck. She first grabbed a wine cooler from the fridge. Sure, someone could call her pathetic for drinking alone, but she’d just been stood up, for what seemed like the millionth time.
Jenny popped the cap off and took in a long sip. The cool bubbly liquid felt good as it went down her throat. Taking in a deep breath, she finally hit play.
Jenny, you aren’t there, shit! I’m not going to make it tonight. I’m sorry.
That was Jeff, of course. He didn’t even have the courtesy to call her cell phone, knowing it was always on her. Asshole.
Hey Jen, it’s me Nick. I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately. I’m home now. I’ve returned from duty and I’ve decided not to reenlist. I’d love more than anything to catch up. Please call me at 555-6782.
Nick had broken her heart a few years back. They’d been exclusive for several years in high school and had all these plans to go to college together. They’d even gotten accepted to the same schools. They had everything planned out. Then one day, Nick decided to join the army and before she even had a chance to find out why, he was gone. She sent letters in the beginning, but never heard back. Now he was back and he wanted to see her. Who the hell did he think he was? What the heck was wrong with men?****Be sure to stop by next Friday!Tomorrow: Tamaria SoanaYesterday: Patricia Bates