I woke up to my phone buzzing from under the pillow , where I had put it before I went to sleep, it was my alarm. I had set it to make sure I'd wake up and wouldn't be late for school. My eyes shot open and fell on Drake's face, he was laying down on my chest like he does all the time. I was about to try and ease out of the bed without waking him up but instead I started playing with his curls.
unlike every other day I didn't feel like I was in a rush and didn't feel like shooting out of bed and running to start my day, I just wanted to take advantage of this moment of peace for as long as I could. I was observing him as I thought about everything , from the day we met to that crazy deal stuff to the time we had last night. Last night was just great, after diner and finishing up with my assignment, Drake ran a bubble bath for me and we got in together, after that he offered a massage which was amazing, and then one thing lead to another and we ended up having sex but this time wasn't like every other time, it was just so intense, I mean I felt something I never felt before, everything about this feels so right, it's just surreal.
While one of my hands was still playing in his curls, I felt his hand grabbing the other intertwining our fingers.
"Good morning beautiful." He spoke with his eyes still shut and I smiled before answering.
"Morning handsome." I answered leaning in to peck his lips. After that I was about to get up but he held onto me and stopped me from doing so.
"Where are you trying to go ?" He asked me, he hadn't open his eyes still.
"I'm trying to go get ready for school Drake. Get up or we're both going to be late." I said pushing his head a little and he finally opened his eyes.
"You are beautiful." He stated looking at me. I looked away trying to hide my rosy cheeks. It's crazy how I always act shy around him and how I blush every time he compliments me, I'm used to compliments and even though I like hearing them I usually don't care and it has no effect on me but whenever he tells me I'm beautiful it makes me so happy and I start blushing and smiling sheepishly I know it's extremely corny but I can't help it, anyways I wasn't going to let him know that.
"Yeah I know, and you've mentioned that already." I said pushing his head away and getting off the bed.
"Thank you would have been enough woman !" I heard him call after me as I was making my way towards the bathroom, I got in the shower and let the steaming hot water hit my body, soothing my sore muscles. My legs and back ere still sore from last night. As I was showering I heard Drake getting in the bathroom and he started on brushing his teeth and then he started shaving while I showered and we made small talk, then I got out of the shower and tied my plush robe around my body. Drake got in the shower and I started on lotionning up, while Drake and I were still conversing, Drake got out of the shower not long after I was done brushing my teeth and had started on my make up. Soon I felt his arms wrap around my waist, and him kissing on my neck. I turned around trying to push him away from me but he wouldn't let go of me. I was met with his bare chest as he stood before me with just a towel around his waist.
Aubrey stop ! " I spoke and placed a hand on his chest to try and push him away. He completely ignored me and kept on kissing on my neck, I will admit that he made weak and I was about to give in but we really had no time for this.
"Aubrey, I really need you to stop, we both have places to be, let me get ready." I said finally able to push him away.
"You always got to kill all the fun." Drake pouted before pecking my lips and walking away and towards the closet.
After a while I was done with my make up and was just starting on my hair, when Drake showed up in the bathroom.
"Hey gorgeous, I 'm about to head out now." He said walking towards me , I helped him do the last button of his shirt before pecking his lips.
"You still not dressed ?" He asked raising a brow.
"No, I'm not, don't judge." I spoke and he packed my lips one last time.
"Why'd you shave ? I like you all scruffy." I admitted looking up at him.
"I'll remember that, I have to leave now, " He said.
"Alright, call me later alright ?" I spoke unconsciously pouting, thinking about the fact that we were both going back to our lives and that I probably won't see him again for I don't know how long kinda made me sad.
"I will." He said kissing my cheek and walking away .
I went back to getting ready and after that I still had just a little bit of time so I used it to go and get breakfast which was cooked by the chef, while I ate my mind kept going back to this deal and I was starting to be tired of my own self like fifteen minutes ago I was ready to say yes I mean, when I woke up next to him it just felt right and I could get used to this but thing then I started thinking about everything that come along with it and I just want to say no and run away like this is weird and it could go wrong so easily, I just don't know if I'm willing to take that risk.
After I was don eating, I cleared the table and then went to get my stuff and then headed out to go to school.
When I got home after school I was met with Ashley, Ariana and Amber who were waiting on me.
"So ? What happened ?" Ariana asked as soon as I stepped a foot in the living room.
"Hi girl, I missed you too." I said rolling my eyes at her.
"Whatever, what happened ?" She asked me again.
"Nothing much, we had diner, he helped me for my assignment and then we had a bubble bath; he gave me a massage, we had sex, we woke up the next morning and got ready for the day that's it." I shrugged acting as if it wasn't that big of a deal.
"You can cut the act Nika, your blushing cheeks and that smile are selling you out." Amber spoke shaking her head at me.
"No but for real, I loved it, it was nice, I just enjoy being with him, he's amazing." I said plopping on the couch.
"Girl, you are sprung ! I can't even believe you right now." Amber exclaimed.
"I guess, actually I've been thinking and I think I'm going to agree on that deal girls." I said dreading their reactions.
"Nika you are crazy, I know I promised to make an effort but girl I still think it is a bad idea." Amber said, I knew she wouldn't be too keen of that idea so I wasn't surprised, I turned to Ashley I knew she'd be on my side.
"Ash , what do you think ?"
"I think Imma go with Amb on that one." She gave me a sorry look.
"What ?! But yesterday you were rooting for him."
"I know, I think this whole situation is fun and you never have fun so I wanted you to go and have fun but I thought you'd end up seeing yourself that that deal is a bad idea, I never thought you'd actually do it." She said. I sighed looking down at ring.
"Ari ?" I asked giving her a pleading look, she was my last hope.
"I'm with you, I believe this deserves a shot, you just seem happy every time he's even mentioned and I see only pros for you in that deal and if it doesn't work out then oh well just leave !" She shrugged, "But again, I'm the irresponsible one here." She spoke and sighed looking just as disappointed as me. I sighed and leaned back in my seat and felt Ice getting on my lap. I started petting him.
"What about you baby ? You want to go back to daddy ?" I asked him but obviously that was none of his concerns, he was too busy sleeping.
"You really want to do this ?" Ashley asked me.
"I don't even know anymore, I mean today, I woke up next to him and it felt so right, every time I'm with him it feels right and when we're not with each other well I miss him. So I guess I should agree, but then again you guys are right, it could all go so wrong."
"Look, I have an idea, if you want to be with him that much well you don't really need to agree on that deal." Ashley said.
"Are we thinking about the same thing ?" Amber asked her.
"Erm, what are you two thinking ?" I asked.
"MAKE YOUR OWN DEAL !" Both Amber and Ash spoke at the same time.
"You don't have to change everything because it is not that bad but just bring little changes to any point that makes you uncomfortable."
"That sounds good." I said and started thinking about what I could change.
A week had went by since the last time I saw Nicki, we're still in touch of course but we haven't seen each other with how cray my schedule is and how busy she is herself, we never get to see each other. I was at work, I had just finish up a surgery and was heading to my office after making sure everything was alright. When I walked in my office I saw Micheal sitting in a chair, he was apparently waiting on me.
"What's going on ?" I asked him and took a seat at my desk.
"What's going on with you man ? You're done with Nicki ?" He asked me leaning in his chair
"Done with Nicki ? Why would you say that ?" I asked him furrowing a brow, I don't know what would make him think that.
"I saw her yesterday." He said confusing me even more.
"Where ? " I asked.
"At that diner or whatever it was Trisha dragged me to, she was with that man, I think he was some judge or something." Micheal explained and I understood what he was talking about, she was certainly working, I had almost forgot what she was doing for a living, I forgot about her job.
"Oh, well, she was probably working, but still that doesn't change anything for us." I explained and he started laughing at me.
"Wait ? So you are telling me that you are willing to date her knowing that she still works as an escort, you're basically letting your girlfriend go on dates with random men for money." Micheal commented, I have to admit that when he told me he saw her with a man last night, it kinda heart my feelings to imagine her with someone else even though it was fake, I mean that's how we met. But anyways, who am I to ask her to stop working, after all she doesn't owe me anything we're not even a thing.
"Man, it's not even like that, first of all,we aren't even dating or anything and also, she's not even doing anything wrong, and you know it better than anyone, it's nothing."
"Waouh , it would be something to me !" Michael said and shook his head at me.
"Anyways, I have nothing to tell her, as I said, she's not even mine, if we end up together then maybe it will start being a problem and we'll deal with it then, I don't even have the right to say anything." I said ready to put an end to that conversation, he was really getting on my nerves.
"Fine, you do whatever, you're grown after all, I just think this is weird and I honestly think you should let her go, maybe she's not the one for you, I mean you know what they say, you can't turn a hoe into a housewife." Michael said and my head shot up, I was shocked by what he had just said.
"A hoe ? Nah, you're just going too far right now, she is not a hoe, just don't say that." I stopped him, he had no right to talk about her that way, no matter what she does for a living, it doesn't make her a hoe.
"Ok, sorry man, I didn't mean it like that, let's just forget about it, I have to go anyways." He said getting up and walking out of my office. I just shook my head trying to shake those thoughts off when my phone rang and I looked at the caller's I.D, it was Nicki calling.
*** "Hello ?!" I called
"Hi !" She answered in a cheerful tone and I could almost see her bright smile, which made me smile at my turn.
"How are you ?" I asked her.
"I'm great. Look, I know you're probably busy right now, but I really needed to talk to you, your mother called me earlier." Nicki spoke causing me to raise a brow.
"My mom ? What did she want ?" I asked .
"To talk and also she wanted to know if e were free next week, for diner." Nicki explained as she spoke the last part I could tell, it was making her really uncomfortable, which was understandable given how weird the situation was.
"Oh! Really ? What did you tell her ?"
"That I had to see if you could get free from work."
"Oh, ok. Erm you want to go ? I can tell her I got to work if you don't feel comfortable with that." I said.
"Oh no, it's fine, we do whatever you want to." She said.
"Ok well then I guess we're having diner with my parents next week then."
"Great ! I'll see you next week then."
"Alright, but until then how about lunch today ? Haven't seen you in a week and I don't think I can go another week without seeing you." I asked.
"Aww, poor boy ! I 'm on lunch break between noon and 1 so if you're free and don't mind eating at the pizzeria near my school then yes we can have lunch."
"I'll free myself, see you there gorgeous."
"Perfect, see you." She said before making a kissing sound and hanging up." ***
After that I went back to work looking forward to seeing her.
"Thank you Mrs. Adams." I answered as she complemented me again.
"No, but seriously Onika it was great, You are just brilliant." She said. I just thought it was funny, I don't even do that good of a job on that essay, but that woman is just so extra.
"Thank you very much Mrs." I said giving her a smile and turning around to leave, I was supposed to meet up with Drake at the pizzeria and I was already late, she dismissed the class a few minutes late for starters and she had been congratulating me for over ten minutes now. Drake's going to kill me.
"Wait ! I just had an idea, can I scan it and put it on the school's website. That way the students who didn't do so well, can see what they are expected to be able to do." She said and I was flattered but I just really wanted to get out of there.
"Of course you can, I don't mind at all," I said handing my essay back to her.
"Thank you young lady !" She said taking it.
"No, thank you Mrs, Adams but I really have to go right now."
"Oh, sure you may leave, I won't hold you any longer." She said and I thanked her again before saying goodbye and leaving.
"Hey !" I spoke making my way towards him and he got up to greet me, we shared a tight hug and it felt so right to be in his arms.
"Hey beautiful." He said letting go of me and I went to take a seat in the booth across from him.
"I ordered for the both of us already, you don't mind ?" He asked.
"Depends, what did you order ?" I asked.
"Pepperoni and mushroom, I think I heard you say you liked that ? " He shrugged.
"I did say that."
"Even if you didn't you'd eat it anyways, you had me waiting for hours."
"First of all you are a douche, you were supposed to act as if you didn't even notice I was late and it wasn't even hours, it was barely fifteen minutes, and it wasn't my fault." I spoke rolling my eyes at him.
"Whose fault was it then ?" He asked.
"It was Mrs. Adams fault, she's in love with the essay we wrote together over the phone the other day." I explained.
"Mrs. Adams ? No ways ! You know she was my teacher back when I was at UT right ?"
"You are a liar Aubrey !" I said not believing him and as I said that the waitress came with our food.
"No, I'm not, And yo know what ? That woman loved me, she used to say I was her best student , I thought she said that because I was cute but obviously I was just that good !" He chuckled.
"Just shut up Aubrey ! That woman is crazy, no wonder why she liked you."
"She's not crazy, she's just passionated." He defended.
"Why are you defending her ? Don't tell me you were part of the fuck boy squad ? You know the guys who are in love with her ?"
"I was not in love, it was a little crush." He said and I burst out laughing.
"I don't know what's funny."
"What was it ? Her titties ? She sure does have huge titties and she never tries to hide that." I said getting jealous for no reason, Mrs. Adams is more than beautiful and I hate the fact that he had a crush on her.
"Are you jealous ?"
"Not at all, I know she got nothing on me anyways." I shrugged.
"Right ! " He laughed.
Not long after we were done eating and were at a park near the school given that I had some time left before I had to go back to school.
"How comes I've never seen you in jeans before ? Drake said licking his lips as we walked side by side and he looked behind my back.
"Shut up !" I laughed hitting his chest playfully.
"No but really, it's weird to see you dressed like that, like you usually wear dresses and heels and all that." He said and I started feeling self conscious, he was right, every time we saw each other, I was either dressed fancy or in my pyjamas, or I was naked so yeah he's never seen me dressed casual,
"Yeah well, I'd be over dressed if I went to school wearing a Valentino dress and Louboutin pumps so."
"Right." He said as we took seats on a bench in the park. "It doesn't matter though because you look better than ever, you're gorgeous." He said looking at me in the eyes.
"Thank you." I let out feeling intimidated again.
"You're welcome." He smiled at me and we had one of these awkward moments again, our faces were really close from each other's and I could feel my heart pounding in my chest. He leaned in and our lips locked sending shivers down my spine, it felt like it was our first kiss, all aver again, We pulled away from the kiss, and I looked away from him ill at ease. I started messing with my Brazilian friendship bracelet. I always play with it whenever I feel uncomfortable and I think he noticed that.
"Nice bracelet." Drake spoke and snapped out of my thoughts.
"Thank you, it's a present from my baby brother." I explained.
"Really ? I didn't know you had a brother." He seemed surprised, not because I had a brother but because I was actually talking to him about myself
"Well, I do. He's my baby, I love hm so much, he was always with me, he actually gave me this bracelet on mother's day he gave my mother her present then told that I deserved a present since I was his second mommy." I told him the story reminiscing.
"That's sweet. how old is he ?"
"He turned twelve a month ago but I haven't seen him in three years." I said surprising myself, this is a touchy subject and I usually never talk about this to anyone, not even the girls.
"Waou, why is that ?"
"My family basically cut all ties with me, ever since they found out about my job, which is normal."
"No it's not !" He intervened." You are an amazing person and they should support you no matter what you decide to do an it's not like you're doing anything wrong." He said trying to comfort me wrapping an arm around me and pulling me closer to him.
"Can we just not talk about that please ?" I asked and he agreed on it.
"Of course, we can, just know that whenever you feel like talking, I'm here." He said kissing the top of my head and right then I was sure of what I wanted to do.
"There's something I have to tell you." I said sitting up straight getting excited about the news I had.
"What is it ?" Drake asked me looking at me.
"Remember that deal you came up with ?"
"What about it ?" He asked me with a grin, obviously he had an idea of what I was about to say.
"How about I move in today ?" I asked smiling from ear to ear.
"How about you move in right now ?" He answered smiling even wider than I was.
"You're stupid anyways, I'm willing to do it but there's a few conditions." I let him know.
"Whatever you want, just say it." He answered.
"Ok, first of all, I don't want you to just get me the residency like that. I don't want it to be awkward, I don't want to feel like I owe you forever if it goes wrong between us." I explained.
"So you just don't want it ?" He furrowed a brow.
"No, I just want you to make sure that there's a free spot and then I'll apply just like everyone else." I explained.
"Fair enough, what else do you want ?"
"I don't want you to pay me, at least not when I'm not working for you." I explained, this was the second condition, I thought about what Amber said the other day and I have to agree with her, it does feel like I'd be his personal prostitute like I mean, I'd be paid to be with him and it just doesn't feel right because I really want to be with him, and it's genuine so I don't want money to be such an important factor in this, plus I didn't want to just depend on him like that, I've never depended on any one and it just won't ever happen.
"Does that mean you'll still be working ?" He asked obviously disappointed with that which I completely understood.
"Not all the time, you know, I don't work like every night. I just do it here and there whenever I need the money, and I have been able to stack quite quite some money in three years, so I don't think I'll have to work but I'm not promising anything." I explained the situation to him and he looked like he was thinking before speaking.
"Alright, is that all ?" He asked me and I shook my head no,
" No that's all." I shrugged.
"Great then, it's a deal." He said leaning in to kiss me
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