Chapter 6 : Not Ready
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"But I can't promise I won't do anything."
At least he was honest.
The next morning I woke up and opened my new things to do my bathroom duties. It was close to 8 a.m. so I tried to be quiet so I wouldn't wake Ron. After I was done I opened my new pack of wife beaters and pulled on some simple jean shorts. I sat down on the bed and wondered what I was going to do for the rest of the day. I figured I could look for an apartment but surprisingly I wasn't in the mood for that. I really wanted to spend time with Ron.
"Kris?" Speak of the devil.
"Why are you up so early?"
"I couldn't sleep anymore," I answered simply.
He walked over to the bed and sat down next to me. He was only in some gray sweatpants. I kept my eyes on his face, which was hard since he had the best looking torso I've ever seen.
"What do you want to do today?" He asked.
SHIT! Did I really say that? Ron looked at me with no change in his expression. I couldn't believe that I said that. I know I am an honest person but damn!
He lifted his hand up and caressed my cheek. I felt my heart race faster and my breath got ragged. He brushed his thumb on my cheek and his fingers gently messaged the backside of my neck. I closed my eyes and kissed his thumb, taking it gently between my lips. I heard a small moan and I opened my eyes to see Ron stare at me with his smoky gaze. I could see that he was trying really hard not to take me here and now.
"I can't.... not now...." He said softly and took his hand away from my face.
My cheek felt cold and lonely, already addicted to his touch. I bit my lips softly and knew that he was right. I wasn't ready to be in a relationship, even if it was just sex. And I had a feeling that it wouldn't be only that with Ron.
"I have to go see Tony," I said. He wasn't working on the day I went shopping so I couldn't tell him about HIM.
"Okay, do you want me to go with you?"
"You don't have anything to do?"
"No, I'm dedicating my time to you," He was so sweet.
"Why?" I had to ask.
"Because I want to protect you."
"Protect me? From what? I can protect myself, I don't need anyone to protect me."
Ron placed his hand back on my cheek and looked deep into my eyes. "You're an independent woman Kris, and that's what I like about you. But sometimes you have to let others help you because you never know when you need to be protected. And given the recent events, you need someone by your side. And that somebody is going to be me, whether you like it or not."
"THAT SON OF A BITCH!" Tony exclaimed.
"Shhh... you're working, ass," I said looking at the disgruntled customers.
"I don't care about those people, honey child. I care that he did you like that!"
"Yeah well.... I'm over it."
"So, what are you going to do now?"
I shrugged my shoulders and looked over at Ron. He opted not to join in on the conversation and was looking at some jersey shirts near the back. I smiled at the thought of him wanting to protect me. That sounded like the words of an eighteen-year-older.
"Start all over I guess. Get a new apartment, new number, new life."
Tony grunted and looked over at Ron. "New boyfriend?"
"Hell no!" I exclaimed and calmed down a bit. "It's not that I don't trust men, I'm not ready for a relationship."
"I'm sure that someone else is," He said eyeing the redhead.
"Well it isn't about anyone else, it's about me," I said stubbornly.
"True, but wait too long and you might lose something good."
"James was good at first," I argued stubbornly.
"Baby girl, you can't blame every man for one man's mistake. But if you won't take that cutie, I'll have him."
I laughed softly at Tony's attraction to Ron, "I'm sure you have a chance."
"I'm serious, when you break his heart, send him over to me. I'll make him forget all about you."
"IF I break his heart," I corrected.
"No girl, WHEN, he has already given his heart to you. Now you have to make the choice on what to do with it."
"He is too damn young."
"Age ain't nothing but a number sweetie."
I looked back at Ron and signaled him over. He came back with a couple of shirts and pulled out his wallet.
"It's on me, cutie," Tony said and took off the security tags. "And you could get more if you give me a taste of....."
"Time to go!" I said interrupting Tony's nasty comments. "Love you doll, I'll talk to ya soon!"
He grinned and waved as me and Ron walked out of the store and outside to the car. Ron insisted that he'd drive his car, which I didn't really complain. Saved me gas.
"Your friend is funny," He said driving out of the parking lot.
"Yeah, that's why I love him."
"So what do you want to do now?" Ron asked cruising along down the road.
I thought for a minute, I needed to change my number, call Aiesha and my mom, and look for a new apartment. But all I wanted to do was spend time with Ron. Don't ask me why, I must be delusional.
"Let's go to New Jersey," I suggested.
"What's there?" He asked as he turned onto the highway.
"Wow, that was the greatest amusement park I've ever been to!" Ron exclaimed as he walked into his place. "What was it called again?"
"Six Flags," I said walking in behind him. He was such a kid, looking so cute screaming on the roller coasters and winning prizes for me.
He placed all of my stuff animals on the couch and went into the bathroom. I was tired so I lay down on the large bed. I thought back to how Ron acted while walking around in the amusement park. Just like a little kid. But I couldn't say anything, since I acted exactly the same. Being there with him was fun, and made me forget about all the bullshit that was going on in my life right now.
"Ready for bed?" Ron asked walking in the room from the bathroom.
"Heck nah, it's only nine p.m., lets watch some movies."
"Movies?? I haven't seen those in a while."
I hopped off the bed and went over to get the remote. I opened the cabinet under the tv and saw that there was a shitload of DVD's stored there.
"Let's watch.... hmmm...." I scanned over most of the movies I had already seen and stopped to one I wouldn't mind seeing again. "Pirates of the Caribbean."
"Pirates of the Caribbean?" Ron inquired as I popped it in the player. "I've never heard of that."
"Really?? Man I would figure even you people in Britain would know about really good movies."
I climbed back on the bed besides Ron and started the movie. During the previews he went to go get some drinks and snacks as I changed into some cotton shorts and a tank top. As we watched the movie I laid my head on his chest and he rested his hand around me on my lower back. I didn't feel weird or awkward, just at peace. But being so close to Ron with his warm, hard chest, along with Orlando Bloom AND Johnny Depp sexy ass on the screen, I was getting kinda hot.
"That was pretty good," Ron said when it was over. "Long too."
I looked over at the watch and saw it was close to midnight. I yawned loudly and stretched against his body. He stared at me the whole time and when I was done, kissed me.
I gasped in surprise as he pressed his soft lips against mine. He wrapped his arms around my lower back and pushed me against his body. I knew we shouldn't be doing this but I didn't want him to stop. As soon as he licked me on my lower lip I wanted all of him.
As our tongue slowly danced I pulled him on top of me so he would be in-between my legs. He was still wearing his jeans but I could feel ALL of him. He lifted his hand up and cupped it on my cheek, turning me on even more. His other hand snaked lower on my stomach and a little beneath the hem of my shorts. He pulled away and looked at me, asking for entry. I took a deep breath and thought about after this, everything would change.
I nodded my head yes.
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