Okay, this is the moment. Right here on this very couch that has so much history about...us! I laugh and shake my head thinking back on all the memories. The time I almost fainted in the interview when we first met and he helped me to this exact couch that my ass is sweating on now. Or the time he was so drunk he passed out while trying to give me cunnilingus and, how later I nearly ripped off his penis with his zipper. Ahh, good times.
But now he’s smiling at me, his eyes twinkling regardless of the terrible phone call he had about his friend/brother/nephew/son? I don’t know David, the one in the coma, but he is obviously very important to Henrik. Despite knowing this he still smiles at me. I just know he is going to admit he has feelings for me.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not some naive school girl expecting him to pronounce his undying love or sweep me off my feet and whisk me to Vegas to get married. That would be ridiculous! Yeah, crazy, so why are you bringing it up? You are the crazy one, not me. I’m trying to be a rational person and you have to plant over the top romantic gestures in my head. Stop it. You just look sad. Yeah, sad.
“Ms. Drake are you feeling alright?”
I look up to see Henrik’s head tilt in concern.
“Yes, of course.”
“You were giggling a moment ago and now you are frowning. I don’t understand.”
“I just thought of something funny in my head. Now don’t change the subject. You were saying that was only partially the reason for what happened downstairs.”
He rubs at his face again turning his gaze to the untidy room. Mr. Payne expresses a low grown.
“I am sorry for that. It was completely unprofessional and that’s one thing I never am...unprofessional. But with you, Morgana...”
His head slowly turns to face me as his expression softens. Gah! Right there. See that face. This is why I lov...I mean like him. I meant to say like him. It is just a slip of the tongue. Shut up!
“Ahh! I can’t think straight. You are so...”
He’s waving his hand in the air trying to come up with a word.
“Refreshing, hypnotic, maybe even charismatic?” I try to help him with his quest for the perfect descriptive word.
He shakes his head.
“No, I was going to say irritating, accident prone and even a bit goofy.”
I frown and look down at the leather cushion I am sitting on.
“Gee thanks. Never has a man been so eloquent when describing me.”
He scoots toward me and grabs my shoulders shaking his head.
“No, that came out wrong. I mean, yes you are all those things but you are also wickedly smart, funny and when I look at you all I can see is...my dream come to life. You are so beautiful that if you didn't have those faults you wouldn't be real.”
I...I...gah!!! What do I say to that? Seriously, Brain how do I respond? No man has come close to anything like that with me. The most romantic thing Trevor said to me was that I have great tits. “Morgana this really isn't my department. I’m the logical one remember, romantic sentiment doesn't compute.” My Brain sits at her desk trying to clear the large stack of paperwork on her desk.
Heart, are you there heart? “Oh Morgana! Tell him you love him and you want his babies. You both need to wallow in this bliss. Never to wake up from...”
I close the door on my heart realizing she is too far gone to be of any use. There are times in life, difficult times, when a person must face reality head on.
“So, then why did you just leave me there, alone, downstairs? If you feel this way you have a terrible way of showing me.”
Mr. Payne lets go of my shoulders and sits back to stare at the ceiling.
“Because it’s not right how I feel, what I have done. This job is important to me, just as your job is important to you. I really don’t want to do anything to jeopardize either. It is important for me to focus on work right now. That may seem like a lame excuse but it’s the truth. Can we just be boss and assistant?”
As much as I hate what he said, he’s right. This job and getting into the program is extremely important to me. What if this just is a fling that fizzles over time, then we are stuck working in a very uncomfortable situation. I can’t risk that. Oh Brain you were right all along. “I’m sorry Morgana. I know this is tough for you so I won’t say I told you so, but...okay I will say it. I told you so!” Brain runs back to her office and shuts the door like the coward she is.
“Yeah we can just be assistant and boss. Can I be the boss though?”
I smile as he looks over to me and grins. Mr. Payne so rarely smiles that when he does it stops my heart. I think I am clinically dead for a second but then realize all the blood has drained from my head to my crotch. This ‘only assistant/boss’ thing is going to be hard.
“A truce, I will try to be less of a Payne.” He cocks an eye at me before continuing.
“Yes, I know what everyone calls me Ms. Drake. So, I will be less of a Payne to you if you promise not to wear your glasses around me.”
I smirk at his request. He really has a thing for women in glasses.
“I’ll try Mr. Payne but one disgruntled move from you and these babies come back out.” I lower my frames down the bridge of my nose to look at him. His irises pool black and we stare at each other for a while. Finally he clears his throat and gets up to face the room.
“Ms. Drake can you help me fix up the room?”
“I thought you wanted me to call housekeeping?”
He turns and reaches down a hand to help me up.
“I think housekeeping will need to vacuum up the dirt from the plant but we can pick up the rest. You aren't afraid of getting a little dirty are you?”
I got this job at a cost. There is always a price to pay when you ask THE gods for help. Because right as he spoke that last line I grab his hand and he pulls me up straight into his body. I can feel the hardness of his muscles, the heat from his skin and the growth between his legs as it all presses into me. My body reacts with a shiver.
“Oh Morgana...” He whispers as I look up into his heated eyes.
Find out what happens next in THE Let Down
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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
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