A few hours of quality time in, and Jae was ready to make her exit. “Sorry baby,” she flashed a pitiful face at Christina, “I have to go get a few things done before I head over to the club tonight. Duty calls.”
“Well, let me come with you.” Christina said as she inserted a pitiful face of her own, already knowing her request would be denied.
“Nah, you know how my nights are. I’ll be all over the place and you wont really get to enjoy yourself.” Jae quickly started pulling her jeans and t-shirt on in a rush to leave. “I will wake you up afterward and stop by.” Ending the discussion there, she quickly kissed her on the forehead and fled the scene. Christina could do nothing more than roll her eyes and close the door behind her.
Once Jae was home and showered, she collapsed into her couch. This is too easy. She thought to herself as she ran her fingers over the bracelet Regina had given her for their two year anniversary. She had told herself that night that things would change, that she would let the women go, but she just couldn’t shake the urge to be with them. The women she pursued were nothing like Regina… They made her feel needed, wanted and appeared dependent on her. These women spent their time stroking her ego and craving her attention. There was nothing that she would ask of any of them that they were not willing to provide.
Regina on the other hand, was so much different. She was independent, sassy and made it clear she didn’t need Jae for a thing. She never asked for Jae’s assistance or opinion on anything and was never amused by Jae’s chivalrous behavior of carrying bags and opening doors. It frustrated the hell out of Jae. More than anything, she wanted Regina to need her… even if she only pretended. With that final thought, Jae fell asleep hating one of her favorite qualities in Regina, her independence.
She was ripped from her nap by her alarm ringing in her ears, 10:15p. She never made it to the club early enough to see the doors open because that wasn’t where the action was. She liked to arrive around midnight after the drinks had been flowing and the ladies started turning friendly.
She smirked at the thought of making another new friend and adding to her list of many. She scrolled through her recently received texts and missed calls, replying to some and leaving others for later. It wasn’t until she had gone through them all that she realized she hadn’t heard from Regina all day… not a word. This wasn’t like Regina and Jae was now worried that she would have to do major damage control for canceling on their movie.
“Hey baby. My bad about the movie… did you enjoy it?” was the text she sent.
“No need to apologize. It was great.” was the reply.
“I really am sorry baby. I would have loved to take you.”
“No worries, Morgan loved it.”
“Well, let me make it up to you. Come by the club tonight.” After Jae sent it, she couldn’t help but hope that Regina wouldn’t be interested. She had her heart set on making moves on one of the new regulars and couldn’t chance Regina causing another scene.
“No thanks, I’m tired and headed to bed. Have fun and goodnight.” was all the reply Regina was willing to provide as she turned her phone off and resettled into Morgan’s arms for the night.
Jae was surprised to find that Regina rather stay home than join her at the club, but she shrugged it off, got dressed and headed out.
Don’t Forget to Come Back Next Friday for Chapter 9
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