There is banging coming from somewhere but I can’t tell where. It might help if I opened my eyes. As they flicker open I shift slightly from my stomach onto my side. I feel sore, especially between my legs. That’s when the memories of the night flood my brain.
The images of him above me make me smile. Quickly I turn over but he isn’t there. My head turns and I hear banging coming from my bedroom door. It’s probably him. He’s always cautious he might catch me getting dressed or something, even though he has seen me naked so many times.
I giggle to myself and wonder if he ever will ever be comfortable enough with me, with us, to not knock.
“Come in.” I yell and the door swings open.
Morgana stands there looking quite disheveled but dressed in her suit. Her normally combed hair is an array of tangles. Her eyes are half opened and I hope that is drool crust on her chin.
“Where is the Advil? I can’t seem to find any.” Morgana’s voice sounds like a railway car went over her vocal cords a few times.
I stand and she holds her hand toward me as if I am the sun and shields her eyes, “Jesus, Aria, I am already nauseous. I don’t need to see you buck naked first thing in the morning. The glare alone is causing temporary blindness.” Morgana coughs a few times after finishing her speech.
“Just because you can’t handle heavenly beauty is not my problem. You took a risk coming into my bedroom first thing in the morning after I got laid. You knew the consequences.” I search the floor for something to throw on and frown as I realize I don’t see Alexander’s clothes.
I step over to my bathroom to grab my white terry cloth robe and notice it’s completely empty.
“Oh, is Alexander in there hiding. I wouldn’t mind seeing his naked ass.”
I glare at her as she smirks.
“No, he’s not. Is he out in the kitchen?”
Morgana shakes her head, “No. Did he step out to get you a romantic breakfast?” She wiggles her eyebrows but it just looks like she is having a seizure.
“What would be a romantic breakfast?”
“I don’t know, pastries or coffee cake. Most cake is basically a marriage proposal in my book. Look I got to go. Do you have anything in your bathroom, even Ibuprofen? My head is killing me.”
Walking back into my almost empty bathroom I search the cabinets and find an old bottle of aspirin with just a few rattling around. I grab it and hand it to Morgana.
After she leaves I make my way out to the kitchen expecting a note or something from Alexander but there is nothing. I’m totally confused. We just had sex for the first time last night and most of this morning, but he leaves without saying a word.
After my coffee I shower and change into a red T-shirt and gray skinny jeans. I dig around for my cell phone and find it in the purse I had last night. After I charge it up a little I see there are no messages. Alexander didn’t even leave me a text.
This isn’t like him so I decide to call but that causes my heart to plummet to my feet. I get a message that the phone number I am attempting to use is no longer in service. I check to see if it’s correct and it is. I try a few more times but just get the same message.
My palms are sweating. Something is seriously wrong. I keep pacing back and forth in my bedroom wondering what might have happened. The only thing I can think of is his mother must be involved in some way. She doesn’t want us together and perhaps she is trying to make me think he left me. But how would she know where he was or what we were doing?
Cameras! I wouldn’t put it past Alexander’s mom to have this place bugged. Maybe even my phone. I decide to head over to Alexander’s apartment but leave my phone at home.
Once I am there I try to get in with the codes that Alexander gave me but nothing seems to be working. Finally I buzz up to his place and then am let inside. After stepping off the elevator I notice the front door is open. As I walk inside a shiver runs down my back. Something feels off.
“Alexander?” I call out and hear footsteps coming down the hallway. As I look up I see Alexander’s mother standing a few feet in front of me, her arms folded with a smirk on her face. I am actually surprised she can smile at all with the amount of Botox under her skin.
“Oh Aria, it’s so nice to see you again. If you are looking for Alexander I am afraid you just missed him.”
“Where is he?” I can barely form the words as my throat dries up.
“That’s really none of your business. The only thing that matters now is that you will never see him again. You see Aria, he always does as I tell him to do. He has obligations to this family. Now he is set to make them happen.”
I can feel my face flush from her words. Shaking my head I try to remind myself she is only saying these things to hurt me.
“I don’t believe you. Even if you won’t tell me where he is, I’ll find him.” I plaster a smile on my face and fold my arms over my chest.
She laughs, “Oh Aria, you are so simple. Don’t you see I wanted him to be with you, if only briefly. You made him a man. Now that he can perform his husbandly duties I can hand him over to the Dorton’s as the perfect man for their daughter.”
“What is this the middle ages? Husbandly duties? He’s not married. Wait, is he?”
“Not yet, but he will be. I have to say when I pointed you out to him all those years ago I never thought it would take him this long to follow through on having sex with you. I even tolerated those prostitutes he frequented in college, but really had to put a stop to that once I found out none of them actually slept with him. Then I saw you, saw how promiscuous you were and knew my boy would fall head over heels for you. He was fine with the arrangement with you as long as it went at his own pace. A little irritating but I can’t have everything now can I? I am only human.”
Are you? My head is spinning as I try to make sense of her words. I was just a set up by his mom? And he knew about it? Was everything he told me a lie?
There is something on my cheek and I swipe it away. A tear. I’m crying. I never cry over men. This is why I don’t get involved with men.
“Well, I’ll leave you to your thoughts. I have a plane to catch. Feel free to stay here if you wish Aria, for as long as you want. We plan to sell the place anyway. I am quite sure Alexander’s new wife won’t want to live in a place where his lover has been.”
His mom walks toward the door but pauses in the doorway looking around the apartment, “I think this place would have been nice if he had let me have more say in its décor. Oh well, at least Alexa have good taste.” Her eyes flicker towards me as she speaks her last line before making her way into the hallway.
I sink down. All the way to the floor. I’m melting again, but not at all like I did last night. For ten minutes I don’t move but rehash the conversation I just had over and over again in my head. Not understanding why Alexander wouldn’t tell me all this. My heart finally seizes on something his mom said just before she left: lover. She called me Alexander’s lover. Even in her mind he loved me.
If that is true then I know he doesn’t want to marry Alexa. His mother is making him do this. I stand and march out the front door determined to find him and win him back.
Hello Dear Reader,
I know you want to know if Aria will find Alexander or will they ever be together again, but you are going to have to wait. I know, I'm a jerk for making that happen but I need something to put in their book!
Next week Evaleen will takeover. That should ease the pain of waiting on hearing more about Aria, at least I hope.
Thank you everyone for remaining faithful to these crazy women. I love writing about them and hearing from you. Feel free to contact me anytime.
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Payne Posts Menu
63. THE Insane
62. THE Bechmann
61. THE Morning After
60. THE Attack
59. THE Decision
58. THE Emergency
57. THE Welcome Home
56. THE First Day Back
55. THE Strange
54. THE Question
53. THE Crazy B
52. THE Teacher
51. THE Discussion
50. THE Mommy
49. THE Bar Fly
48. THE Watchful Eye
47. THE Big Guns
46. THE Never
45. THE Feast
44. THE Bathroom Threesome
43. THE Pee Pee
42. THE Fine
41. THE Shirt Attack
40. THE Police Song
39. THE Discovery
38. THE Pull
37. THE Aria Show
36. THE Switch Up
35. THE Delivery
34. THE Scheme
33. THE Drink
32. THE Uncomfortable Silence
31. THE Online Experience
30. THE Same Old Shi
29. THE Talk
28. THE Drunk Dial
27. THE Birthday
26. THE Meeting
25. THE New Job
24. THE Disagreement
23. THE Big Movie
22. THE Sleepover
21. THE Club
20. THE Leave
19. THE Beggar
18. THE Confrontation
17. THE Jackoff
16. THE Bathroom
15. THE Joint
14. THE Let Down
13. THE Truce
12. THE Phone Call
11. THE Assistant
10. THE New Year
9. THE Payneful Reminder
8. THE Holiday Party
7. THE Zipper Incident
6. THE Cake
5. THE Incident
4. THE Paperwork
3. THE Letter
2. THE After Effects
1. THE Interview