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Andy roamed the masters’ bedroom in anxious strides. He was angry, confused, hurt and every unpleasant emotional feeling that can come to mind. Jessica had been sitting in the sitting room for over an hour, with her eyes glued to the TV set. She had refused to enter the room saying she would only go in when it suits her. Jessica was the most stubborn woman that Andy had ever laid his eyes on. He was angry because he saw no reason why she should vehemently refuse to enter the room, although he knew that it can’t be easy for woman to accept sleeping in the same room with a guy.
‘But she is my wife’, he thought frustratedly and paused. Even though the truth was so bitter, he had to admit that he was angry because he could not imagine sleeping alone in the room when Jessica was just by the corner. It had been hard for the past few days but seeing Jessica tonight had almost turned him mad with desire to touch her. The mere thought that she was avoiding him like a plague was so insulting and infuriating. He had gone out countless number of times to take one thing or the other just to catch her attention and make her know that he was still awake but she did not seem to even notice. He had never been this angry over such a meaningless issue. He finally removed his clothes and went into the bathroom, hoping that the cold water would calm his nerves.
Jessica had been watching a late night Mexican movie but she could barely recount what had happened in the movie which had already been concluded. She had been brainstorming a possible solution to the predicament she suddenly found herself. She had changed into a big night robe and sat in the sitting room hoping for a miracle. when no solution came to mind, she still sat there, hoping that Andy would be asleep by the time she got into the room. This was what annoyed her: Andy refused to sleep. He kept on going in and out of the room and she kept on waiting even though she was feeling so dizzy.
She jumped and turned. Her father-in-law stood before her, looking at her critically. “You are still awake?”
She swallowed slightly then smiled. “Yes sir, I wanted to watch a soap opera before I sleep. I was just about entering now because the movie just ended”.
“OK, where is Andy?”
“He is in the room; he does not like Mexican movies” she paused and frowned. “I thought you were asleep dad, you had a hectic trip”
He smiled slightly, liking the fact that she called him dad. “I am a light sleeper. I was asleep but I heard the sound of the TV and came out thinking that you left the TV on and went to bed”
“Oh, sorry I disturbed you sir. I would just put everything off now and go to bed”
Mr Williams went back to his room and Jessica had to agree with Andy that his father was indeed very cunning. She put off the TV and all the lights and walked to the room. She was banking on the hope that Andy was already asleep since she hadn’t seen him for almost thirty minutes. She adjusted the gown around her body even though it was not really necessary, then she pulled the door open. The room was very welcoming and tidy. She closed the door and walked in but Andy was not there. She looked around critically but did not see him. The sound of water coming from the bathroom gave her the answer she needed. She swallowed and adjusted the bed spread which did not look like anyone had lain on it recently. The room had Andy’s perfume clinging to it, making her aware of Andy who was in the bathroom.
She heard the bathroom door open and she froze as her heart beat wildly. Andy saw Jessica immediately he stepped out of the bathroom. She was obviously very nervous as it showed on her and her stiff back which was turned to him. The sight of her made his heart quicken alarmingly and he frowned, wondering what the hell was wrong with him.
“I thought you would never come inside the room” Andy said.
“I won’t deny that sleeping on the couch had crossed my mind” her back was still turned to him”
“Is that how scary I am. I am not going to bite you unless situation calls for it” he was flirting with her, Jessica knew.
“Situation would not call for anything, you gave your word” Jessica said with agitation and turned. She became iced immediately wishing she had stayed with her back to him. That was the very first time that she would really see his chest. His chest was filled with athletic muscles which depicted power and strength. He looked alarmingly inviting and try as she may, she could not take her eyes off him. She forgot to breathe as she stared with curious interest; apart from his chest being muscled, it was also hairy. Staying in the room just became more difficult, she thought absently. For the first time, Andy left the doorway of the bathroom, moving fully into the room. Jessica turned nervously and raised the blanket up so she could get under in and on the bed but she was slow, maybe deliberately slow. Andy’s hand touched her shoulder and she shivered and turned instantly. That was the biggest mistake she made.
The only time she had been that close to Andy was that moment in the kitchen during their weird honeymoon. Standing so close to him now was much more frightening because he was shirtless. He looked totally masculine. Breathing became an impossible task as she gazed at his chest, not able to look into his eyes.
Andy took his hands off her but kept his gaze on her, probing her senses.
“What are you doing Drew?” Jessica asked, her voice barely above a whisper. He was no longer touching her but she still felt the heat of his palm against her shoulder. She could not move away from him also because she was trapped between his massive body and the extra large bed.
“What were you thinking when you wore that gown?”
She breathed deeply. “I was not thinking anything”
He did not know when his left hand left his side to touch her hair. She had packed the hair the way she was used to again and he so wanted to see the hair without the band. “I think you knew what you were doing. You were trying to seduce me Jess”.
Jessica laughed. A very uncomfortable laughter that she was trying to use to ease her tension. Jessica had tried to convince herself that she was trying to get into character but she had to accept the fact that she had chosen that cloth with Andy in mind. She hated having Andy see her as an unattractive woman. It was definitely a mistake. “If I was, did it work?” She pushed.
He smiled. “Let me show you just how much”
Before she could think of a word of protest, he pulled her into his arms, pinning her to his flat chest. He gazed directly into her eyes, trying hard to control himself. Her lips beckoned invitingly but he was determined to never do anything that she didn’t agree to.
Slowly, he lowered his head to hers keeping his gaze steady with huge difficulty. He kissed her nose, expecting a refusal and hoping that none would come. Jessica was not about to back down. It had been so long since she had allowed herself the attention of a man and Andy was more of a man than any other man she had come across. Andy’s lips covered hers as he kissed her with the whole of his heart. For more than a month, he could hardly think about anything other than kissing Jessie.
He could not resist the temptation again, he removed the hair band and buried his hand inside. He marvelled at the length of the hair and texture as he kissed her hungrily. He sensed his control going over the bar and quickly broke the kiss as they both tried to control their breathing.
He instantly left her, not trusting himself to stay close to her for a second without touching her. “Go to sleep sweetheart, I can’t control myself with you”
Before Jessie could respond he walked back into the bathroom for another cold bath.
Andy finally stood up from the bed around past five. He hadn’t been able to get any sleep throughout the night. He had turned countless number of times on the floor, unable to sleep at all. The floor had been a bit comfortable so his discomfort was not because of his position but because of his constantly straying thoughts. Staying in the same room with Jessica was more challenging than he thought. He walked over to her and saw her sleeping soundly. Her hair was still loosed the way he liked it. Even though her cloth was not what he was hoping for, she looked like a queen diva. He brushed away the strands of hair in her face and her striking face hit him and made him speechless.
What is happening to me? He wondered and walked out of the room instantly.