Mine Ch. 02by*Eve*©
Narissa called out sick for the next two days and didn’t go to class, which wasn’t so bad since it was a Thursday and Friday. She knew that she could scarcely afford to miss any classes with the way things stood, but she couldn’t go there with her face looking as if it had been hit by a bus either. For those two days and the weekend, she stayed in her room, studying, only coming out to use the bathroom and to get something to eat.
It frustrated her like hell that she couldn’t get Jake Rivers out of her mind. He was easily the most attractive man she had ever seen, to be honest. She had never met anyone as remotely handsome as he was, and he was such a nice guy. He was probably married with kids, and his wife probably resembled Barbie.
She remembered what it was like when he touched her. She tingled a little. It made her rub virgin pussy to relieve the ache she felt there. Maybe it was best that she never saw him again. She wouldn’t know exactly how to handle a man of his caliber. She would just remember him pleasantly as the nice guy who rescued her. Her hero.
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Narissa went back to work the following Monday. The swelling in her face had gone down and the bruising was not as visible with the help of a little make-up and her dark complexion. She pretty much fell back into her routine, after a few well wishes. It was as if she hadn’t been out at all and everything was okay. At class that night she could barely follow the instructor as she missed two important classes. She stayed later that night to talk to her instructor. It was actually close to ten by the time she left the building. It was pitch black. She was scared. She looked over her shoulder with every step as she made her way to the bus stop. She was halfway there when a hand fell on her shoulder. Not again! She let out a blood-curdling scream and fainted with fright.
Jake hadn’t meant to scare her. He had been quite serious when he told her that he would take her home every night. He hated the thought of her catching the bus home late at night. He now held her in his arms and carried her to his car. Narissa woke up as Jake was sliding into the driver’s side. “Mr. Daniels!” she exclaimed in surprise, not knowing how she got there.
“That was me behind you Narissa. I’m sorry that I scared you. I did tell you that I didn’t want you walking to the bus by yourself at night.”
“But you didn’t have to do this.”
“Let’s just say that if you want me to get a good night’s sleep, you’ll let me take you home.”
“What will your family say?” She asked curiously.
“Are you asking if I’m married?” He lifted a perfectly sculpted brow. Narissa’s face grew hot. She didn’t answer and Jake chuckled softly to himself. “I’m not married, no kids, drug free. It’s just me and my dog Rusty and he sleeps most of the time anyway.” He explained.
“Oh.” She replied lamely.
“By the way, if you call me Mr. Daniels again, I will have to turn you over my knee. I may be older than you but I’m only thirty-nine, surely that’s not too old?” he smiled at her and her heart did a back flip.
“No, it’s not.” She agreed. She would have agreed to anything if smiled at her like that again. “Thanks again for this ride. I was kind of scared.” She admitted.
“Well you have every reason to be. Now will you let me have my way and pick you up from school?” he inquired. She hesitated for a moment. What was he getting out of this? “I get the benefit of seeing a lovely young lady safely to her home.” He said as if he reading her mind. That was the second time he did that. He seemed so well in tune with her emotions.
“Okay,” she finally agreed. “But I’ll pay for gas.”
“If you offer me money again, I will be highly insulted, but I know of a way you can pay me back”
“You can have dinner with me this Friday. I’ll pick you up after your class and then I’ll take you somewhere.”
“You want to take me out to dinner?” She asked incredulously.
“Don’t want to be seen with an old fart like me?” he teased showing her that smile of his and she could feel herself caving.
“No! I mean you’re not old. Is this going to be….I mean is this a date?” She asked nervously.
“Not necessarily. It could be two friends having a meal together. We’ll play it by ear.” She looked away from him. Letting him transport her from school was one thing but having a mean with him was another story, besides he was way out of her league.
“Have you ever been out with a ….” She trailed off not able to finish.
“Black girl? Do you think I would be here right now if something that petty bothered me? No my dear, I am not like that. I’ve had the pleasure of escorting women of various ethnicities. I like beautiful women, period.”
“But I’m not----” she began to protest before he cut her off.
“Did anyone ever tell you that you had low self esteem?” He asked.
“No.” she muttered back, knowing that he was probably right if that was what he was implying. Raised by her maternal grandmother who only ever showed love to Narissa’s older sister Brianna, she always knew she never measured up in her grandmother’s eyes. Narissa’s sin was killing her mother in childbirth. When their grandmother died, leaving everything to her eldest grandchild, Brianna was quick to let Narissa know that she was only welcome long enough for her to find other accommodations. Growing up with no emotional support, Narissa supposed that her self-esteem had taken a bit of a beating. What was wrong with a meal between friends? “I would like to go to dinner with you.” She smiled shyly, her cheeks dimpling prettily.
“Good. Wear something nice. There’s a new five star restaurant in town that I would like to try out.”
“Okay.” She agreed.
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For the remainder of the week, Jake picked Narissa up from school. It felt good to finally have a real friend. No one had ever been this nice to her before. She still couldn’t believe that this good-looking rich man wanted to have anything to do with her. This was too good to be true a little voice kept telling her, but she continued to ignore it. With each day she saw him, she grew more comfortable in his presence. He was a good listener, and she felt herself opening up to him more.
Jake asked her a lot of questions and after the first couple of nights, she didn’t really notice how he seemed to interrogate her. She found herself confiding in him about her unhappy childhood, how her mother had died when she was being born and how her father had abandoned her and her sister when she was five. She even told him about her grandmother’s often, unequal treatment of her and Brianna. Brianna taking a cue from their grandmother, wasn’t very kind to her younger sister. She was the beauty of the family and did not like to share the spotlight.
Jake would listen to her silently nodding his head in compassion every now and then. He would look at her with those intense green eyes of his and Narissa would feel like an awkward school girl, but she was sure Jake didn’t intentionally try to make her feel uncomfortable. Or did he? That pesky voice in the back of her head persisted.
That Friday came and all day Narissa’s stomach was in a knot. She could barely concentrate on anything with thoughts of Jake running through her mind. Class that night got out a earlier as it usually did on Fridays. Narissa waited on the curb nervously for Jake to come. She was wearing a new outfit, which she had bought on her lunch break that day. It was more than she had ever spent on anything she had ever worn. It wasn’t Fifth Avenue caliber, but she still thought she looked nice in it. She wore a gold silk halter dress, with a black bolero jacket over it. She even wore make-up, which she rarely did. Her relaxed hair was pulled severely back in a bun, showing her high cheekbones to their advantage.
Narissa knew she was a little overdressed for class but she didn’t care about the appreciative stares thrown at her by the males in the class. Her mind was on Jake. He was probably use to supermodel types, which she definitely wasn’t, but she knew she looked her best tonight.
Jake arrived earlier than she thought he would. Instead of the silver Mercedes, he pulled up in a black Jaguar convertible. He got out of the car to open the door for her. ‘You look beautiful tonight Narissa. I almost don’t want to take you out, so I can keep you to myself.” He was practically devouring her with his eyes. No man had ever looked at her like that before and Narissa felt a warm wave wash over her body. Not knowing how to reply she muttered a hasty thank you and got into the car.
He smiled at her shyness and got into the car. “You really are adorable.” He said pulling off.
“What happened to your other car?” She asked after brief pause.
“It’s at home. It’s a little warm tonight and I thought you might enjoy a ride with the top down, besides, I thought I’d take you out in style.” He winked. He then asked her about her day. They chatted easily, but Narissa couldn’t help but be a little pleased that Jake found her attractive. The more time she spent with him, the more under his spell she fell.
Dinner went by in a haze; she couldn’t believe she was sitting at the fanciest restaurant she had ever been in, sipping expensive champagne, eating Escargot, and lobster tail with filet mignon. Jake was a very attentive partner. His eyes never wavered from her face, although the room was cluttered with beautiful women draped in fine jewelry and expensive clothes. After the crème brule, Narissa finally got the courage to ask what had been on her mind all night. “Jake this seems like a real date to me. Is it?”
“Do you want it to be?” He asked putting the ball firmly in her court.
“I don’t know.” She looked down at her lap. Why was it so hard to put into words what she really wanted.
“Say the words.” He commanded softly.
“I would like it to be a date.” She said, barely above a whisper. She was not able to meet the probing gaze of his green eyes. When she finally did look up she thought she caught the most peculiar gleam in his eye. Triumph? Perhaps she was imagining things.
“Then it’s a date.” He countered.
This was her first date. Her grandmother never allowed her to date, and she always felt so awkward around the opposite sex.
“Did I tell you that you looked beautiful tonight?” He smiled indulgently at her.
“I have no reason to lie to you. You’re a very attractive woman, and you know what?”
“What?” She asked breathlessly, mesmerized by his gaze.
“I’m going to kiss you tonight.” He said confidently.
Narissa felt her face growing hot again. This man had that affect on her. “That’s awful presumptuous of you.” She said boldly.
“Yes, maybe it is, but I usually get what I want. Will you deny me?” He asked no longer smiling. He was no longer joking, and the seriousness of his tone almost frightened her, but she finally answered.
“No.” He visibly relaxed and smiled again. Her help skipped a beat when she saw that smile. She could barely finish her coffee wondering what his kiss would be like.
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When Jake dropped Narissa off, he walked her to the door of her apartment building. As they stood in the doorway facing each other, Narissa shifted on her feet from side to side, unable to look Jake in the eyes. He grasped her chin suddenly in his big hand and forced her to look at him. She stiffened instinctively. “Relax.” He commanded softly before pulling her body close to his. He lowered his mouth onto hers. The kiss began with his lips simply brushing hers, and then she felt his tongue gliding along the curve of her bottom lip. He flicked his tongue over her lips. His simple kiss was making her hot. Her pussy began to tingle and she began to squirm.
He tightened his grip on her and slipped his tongue between her slightly parted lips. Jake’s tongue explored the sweetness of Narissa’s mouth. He wanted to taste more of her. He ran a hand over her scalp and grabbed at her bun yanking her head back roughly. Her gasp of surprise granted him wider access to warm cavern of her mouth. He deepened the kiss as if to taste her very soul. Jake’s other hand moved from Narissa’s waist to a waiting breast. He awakened the nipple under his hand to a hardened peak. Moisture formed between Narissa’s legs and Jake’s hand moved down to rub her crotch.
God she’s hot, he thought. If he didn’t pull away now, there would be no way he would be able to stop himself. When Jake lifted his mouth, Narissa whimpered at his withdrawal. She had never been kissed like that before. What had just happened? She asked herself. Good girls weren’t suppose to react like that to a kiss. “Let’s call it a night shall we?” He said stiffly.
Narissa could only nod. She had never felt like this before. She couldn’t trust herself to speak.
As she watched him drive away a few minutes later, she knew that she would never be the same again after that kiss.