Mine Ch. 11by*Eve*©
As Narissa browsed casually through the clothes rack, she had the strangest feeling that she was being watched. "Narissa, is that you?" A voice asked from behind her.
"Malik!" She exclaimed in delight, throwing her arms around him.
"You look great girl. What have you been doing with yourself this past year?" he asked, eyeing her up and down.
"Oh a little of this and that." She answered coyly.
"Damn, you look good. I know I just said it, but you really do."
"Thanks. You don't look to bad yourself." She flirted lightly. The Narissa from a year ago didn't know the meaning of the word flirt. "What are you doing here Malik? This is a woman's clothing boutique." Narissa pointed out.
Malik grinned sheepishly. "I'm with my girlfriend. She's been dragging me to every store with a sale today."
"Where is she now." She asked noticing that he was alone.
"She's in the dressing room. She'll be a while but as I was waiting I thought I saw you so I came over to make sure. I'm glad I did."
"Well, I'm glad you did too. It's so nice seeing you again Malik. Are you still at the law firm?"
"Hell no! Shortly after you left I started looking for another job, because of that shit they pulled on you. My buddy got me a job at the accounting firm that he works at. This job is much better than my last. I told old man Turner to kiss my black ass."
Narissa laughed at the image that popped in her mind. "I would have loved to have seen that. So what else is going on? I seem to remember that you were almost finished with your Bachelor's degree."
"Yes, I finished and now I'm in grad school working on my MBA. The company I'm with is paying my tuition as an incentive for me to stay with them. I just might. They're a good company."
"Wow. That's a nice benefit."
"Yeah, it is. How about you? You never did contact me when you left so I assume things worked out for you. What are you doing with yourself now?"
"I work at an apartment complex for a property management company. I make sure the rent is paid. I make sure the repairs get done. I organize social functions. I get a huge discount on my apartment since I live in one of the apartments. I love it." She smiled proudly.
"That's awesome. I have to say it again girl, you look great, and it's not just your looks. I mean, there's something different about you. You seem more confident. It's really sexy." He looked at her in awe.
Narissa had changed. She was not the same girl she use to be. "A lot of things have happened Malik, but I think I've learned many life lessons." She said softly.
"Ahem!" Someone behind them tried to get their attention.
Malik looked guiltily at the girl who now stood behind him. "Narissa this is my girlfriend Tia. Tia, this is Narissa. Narissa and I use to work together."
Tia who could have passed for a young Janet Jackson eyed Narissa suspiciously before taking the hand that was offered. "Nice to meet you." She said. Narissa could tell that the girl obviously didn't mean it. Tia turned to her boyfriend. "Malik, let's go. There's nothing here that I want." She said petulantly.
"Okay. Let me say goodbye to Narissa first."
Tia huffed at Malik's response and then stormed off.
"I hope you're not in trouble with her." Narissa said.
"She's a bit of a brat at times, but once you get to know her she's really cool."
"Are you happy with her?"
"Yes, but I wish you would have kept in touch with me. Maybe we----"
"Don't say it Malik. Just be happy. It was good seeing you again." She said giving him another hug.
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Narissa let herself into her apartment. Her apartment. Even after all this time, it was still good coming home to a place of her own. There were no jackass roommates, no crazy servants and no Jake. Her heart still twisted at the mere thought of him but the pain had lessened over time. She hadn't seen him in a year, but she did occasionally hear about him through her friend Tim.
She smiled briefly. Tim was such a sweetheart. It was Tim who had recommended the job she had to her. He was such a great friend. Narissa happened upon the calendar in the kitchen and gasped. It was a year to the day when she had last seen Jake. The memories came flooding back........
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"Angel, I've done you a disservice."
"What are you talking about?" Narissa's heart sped up. She knew whatever he was about to say, she wouldn't like.
"I'm letting you go." He said softly.
"No!" Her body went cold. How could he say such a thing? Just when she had decided that she could no longer fight what she felt for him.
"Yes." He said getting up and walking to the window. His back was turned to her.
"Why Jake? Did I do something to displease you?" She asked with tear filled eyes.
"No you haven't. I'm just letting you go plan and simple."
"If I haven't done anything wrong, why do you want me gone? I thought you....I thought you had feelings for me." She said barely above a whisper. She thought about all the things he had done to her, how he used her and was often borderline abusive and it made her sick but there was another side to him however. She would get a glimpse of Jake's softer side every so often. She felt that the softer Jake was the real Jake, not the monster that he often pretended to be.
The real Jake was the one who would gently stroke her hair until she fell asleep. The real Jake had a sense of humor that always had her in stitches. The real Jake was the one who would look at her in such a way to make her think that she was the most desirable woman alive. That was the side she had fell in love with.
Narissa got off the bed and went over to where he stood. "I don't want to go Jake. Please don't make me go." She hugged her body tightly against his back.
He stiffened and then shrugged her off. "I have to. I made a mistake."
"I thought you were what I wanted but I changed my mind."
Narissa moved to face him. There was such a cold distant look in his eyes. 'Why?" She asked again.
"You keep asking me why Narissa but I don't think you can handle the truth."
"I wanted to spare your feelings but I've grown tired of you. The thrill of the chase is gone. In the beginning it was amusing for me to take such an innocent, sweet young thing like you and turn her into a slut." Narissa gasped in shock at the cruel words, but Jake continued his dialogue. "Did you think a girl like you could hold me? You are just a little girl playing at adult games my dear, and frankly, you bore me."
Narissa felt as if her world was caving in. He had used her. He had made her do things that she didn't think she was capable of doing. He had made beg for his cock. He had made her a whore to his party guests and now he was tossing her to the side like something dirty.
A rage that had been building up within her finally reared its head. Not caring about the consequences, she backhanded him so hard that his head snapped back. It had all been a lie. He had tricked her. There was no softer side to Jake. He really was the monster. He ruined her life and now he was kicking her to the curb because he was bored! Her fists beat furiously against his chest and Jake stood there and took it, which only made Narissa angrier. She kicked and beat her fists against him until she fell to an exhausted sobbing heap at his feet. Jake stepped across her sobbing body and walked out the room.
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In the kitchen Jake made a phone call. "Tim, this is Jake. I did it. Could you come by and pick her up?"
"You're doing the right thing Jake." Tim answered.
"Am I? Jake asked before hanging up the phone."
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As Narissa walked out the door with Tim later that evening, she looked Jake straight in the eyes. "You may have made me want you, but you didn't break me." She said before walking out the door.
Narissa had been a bit reluctant to go with Tim when Jake had told her that a friend would be picking her up. She protested at first until she recognized Tim as the man from the party. It was Tim who had stood in the corner watching her with a concern that she had been ashamed of. Instinctively she knew that she would be safe with this man, so she went with him, leaving the opulence of Jake's estate and Jake himself behind.
Tim took her to his condo. "I have two extra bedrooms, so you can take your pick." He said showing her around his place. Narissa only nodded listlessly. "I want you to know that you can stay here as long as you like. I'll help you with anything you need." He offered kindly.
"Why are you being so nice to me?" She asked suspiciously wondering what he wanted in return.
"Would you have accepted help from Jake?" He asked shrewdly. She shook her head fiercely. "Well someone had to help you. Look, I see the suspicion in your eyes and it's understandable considering what you've been through, but I would never hurt you."
"Jake said the same thing." Narissa hissed turning her back on him.
"I'm not Jake!" he sighed raking his hand through his blond hair. "Look Narissa, I don't expect you to trust me one hundred percent but you have no place to go and I'm offering you a place to stay until you get back on your feet. It's the least I can do."
"Yeah, but what does my welfare have to do with you?" She turned around to face him. Her angry brown eyes clashed with his concerned gray ones.
"Jake is my friend. He has a lot of faults but he wouldn't have left you homeless, but he knew that you wouldn't accept his help which is why he called me."
"How can you be friends with him? You two are so different."
"We're not so different, and as for friend, I use that term loosely right now. I'm still rather pissed off at him but he and I have history." Tim shrugged.
"You're pissed off at him because of me?" Narissa asked incredulously.
"Yes, actually I am. I was married briefly and we had a daughter. Kelly is not that much younger than you and when I saw you at the party I was appalled. I kept thinking about Kelly and how I would feel had it been her up there on display."
"You must be very close to her."
"Unfortunately, I don't get to see her that often since she lives with her mother on the other side of the country, but I care for her very deeply. I wouldn't want anything bad happening to her."
Narissa gave Time a long assessing look. There was absolutely no reason why she should trust him, considering he was a friend of Jake's but then she remembered how he had looked at her at the party. In her heart, she knew that this man was trustworthy.
Tim let her Narissa settle in before he cooked her a simple meal for dinner. He was such a kind man. He was nothing like Jake. Jake. The thought of him brought pain to her. Her heart ached and her stomach clinched in pain. She would have to learn to get over him.
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Tim woke up to the sound of a loud bloodcurdling scream. At first it took him a moment to remember he was not alone in his condo. He was about to rush to Narissa's room when he realized that he wasn't wearing a stitch of clothing. He always slept in the nude. He dug through his dresser drawer and pulled out a pair of pajama bottoms and put them on as fast as he could.
He knocked on her bedroom door. "Narissa are you okay?" He asked through the door. There was no reply so he opened the door. He was stunned by what he saw. Narissa was curled up in the corner of the room sobbing quietly and rocking herself back and forth. Tim's heart went out to her. He crossed the room and knelt before her. "Narissa. Are you okay?" He asked again gently.
She looked at him suddenly as if she had only just become aware of his presence. "Why? Why me? Why did I do to deserve this?" She wailed before breaking into loud uncontrollable sobs.
Tim pulled her into his arms while she cried. He stroked her back lightly as he rocked her in his arms. "It's okay. It's all over now." He said dropping a kiss on her hair. He stood up, bent over and then lifted her into his arms. He laid her gently back on her bed aware that she was only wearing an oversized t-shirt and a pair of panties. Her firm young breasts were pressed against his naked chest.
To his utter horror, his cock came to life. Jesus! He thought. I'm almost old enough to be her father. He tried to concentrate on comforting Narissa rather than his own growing need. She absently placed her hand in his lap to shift positions, only to come into contact with his erection. She stiffened and pulled away slightly. She looked up at him with a tear-streaked face. "Tim?" The question was there in her eyes.
Tim moved to get up. "I think you need to go back to sleep Narissa." He said firmly.
She reached out grabbing his hand. "Please don't leave me. I...I don't want to be alone." She said tearfully, needing the comfort of another human being.
"I can't stay Narissa."
"Surely you know that if I stay....I won't be able to help myself from making love to you. You're a beautiful woman, but I won't take advantage of you."
"You wouldn't be taking advantage of me. Please stay. I won't mind if you..."
"But I do. What kind of man do you think I am?' He moved away angrily.
Narissa began to cry, with her face in her hands. Tim felt like an asshole but he couldn't stay with her or else he would end up making love to her. She looked at him with hurt eyes.
"Please." She implored once more.
Tim's control snapped. He climbed back into the bed and gathered her in his arms. He placed light kisses all over her face until their mouths met. He kissed her with a hunger that she matched. When their clothes were discarded, he stroked her shapely brown body. He cupped her small pert breasts in his hand and lovingly lapped at each chocolate nipple, savoring the flavor of her. She felt and tasted so good.
He needed to be inside of her now, but he knew he had to be gentle with her although his cock was ready to burst. Narissa lightly grasped his cock. "Please now." She begged.
"Not now sweetheart." He ran his tongue down her stomach until his face was buried into her wet pussy. He sucked ravenously on her clit. Narissa grabbed a handful of Tim's hair grinding her pussy against his face. His tongue slid into her slit and he began to fuck her gently thrusting his tongue in and out of her. He took his time eating her pussy until she came, gushing juices all over his face.
He slid his body back over hers and kissed her face. The taste of her juices on his mouth made her body so hot. Tim could stand it no longer. He thrust deeply into Narissa's waiting cunt. She wrapped her legs around his hips and moved with him. His cock felt so good inside her. It wasn't overly large but it stretched the walls of her cunt rather nicely. He thrust in and out of her until he shuddered against her. From the satisfied smile on her face he knew that she had also come. He wrapped his arms around her and stroked her back until she feel asleep.
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When Narissa woke up the next morning, she felt awkward. She couldn't believe that she let Tim make love to her. She wasn't looking for another lover so soon after Jake. When she walked into the kitchen tentatively, Tim was cooking breakfast. He smiled at her. The looked that they exchanged let her know that everything was going to be all right. Last night had been a one off. She relaxed and sat down at the table.
Tim became her rock. He encouraged her to pursue other interests. She met new friends. He found a job for her, and when she moved out of his condo after a couple of months, they would often go out for a meal together and talk on the phone. She knew she would not have made it through the past year had it not been for him. She did a lot of growing up over that year thanks to Tim. Now, looking at the calendar a year from the day she last saw Jake, she couldn't help but wonder what Jake was up to now.
The phone rang.
"Hello?" She answered.
"Hello Narissa. It's Jake."
To be continued...