Alexander hits Jaime’s hands away from hers..
”Don’t touch me you @$$hole!!!”
”I repeat, what the actual hell Jaime
Lockswire!! i am standing right here, me,
Christine Barlow, hurting, crying and you are
concerned about her? I don’t get it , explain it
”Christine-” He calls her over his shoulders.
”You should listen to your girlfriend
Lockswire!!!” Alexander points over his
”Yes you should Lockswire!!” Christine enjoined
her saying behind Jaime.
”She is not my girlfriend!!!” Jaime retorts to
Alexander pointing back at Christine who is
”Jaime…you and i-”
”Oh it didn’t look that way with the way she
held on to you and smooching her female
@$$ets over your [email protected] exterior!!” Alexander fli-ps
pointing and cutting Christine off.
”He is my man and i can do what the hell i
what, that’s right you aren’t blind!!” Christine
replies with a smile.
”Don’t worry Missy, i have nothing against
that..just get him away from me!” Alexander
grabs her bag again. No need to change, she
would go like this, get a cab and head home,
tomorrow she would have it out with her boss
”You aren’t going anywhere unless permitted to,
did you forget rule, number Ten?”
”What, why can’t she leave? She wants to
leave, let her go. Jaime, my mother slapped
me..it hurts , i need you to-” she is touching
her face but Jaime isn’t listening to her.
”I can go anywhere i damn please and of this
moment, i un-sign whatever i did” Alexander
”It doesn’t work that way, and you can’t un-sig-
what sort of English is that anyways?”
”I am talking here Jaime Lockswire and-”
Christine calls out but she is cut off again.
”Oh pretty boy it does, i speak how i want to,
don’t ask me stupid questions pretty boy”
”Don’t call me that!!” Jaime says angrily.
”I can call you that and whatever i like. ”
”I have a name Alexander!!”
”Oh yes i forgot; fxxking moron, for-ceful ki-sser,
arrogant , Mayor’s son who don’t want the
president seat…eh..Jimmy’s dog!!!” She
Jaime’s eye flashes as he grabs her hands,
digging his nails into her ”Alexander i swear to
God if you don’t shut up-!!”
She winces ”What would you do, hit me? That
is the next thing right? ”She hisses in renewed
anger trying to remove her hand from his
grasps, he holds on tight.
Her father flashes in front of her eyes.
He used to beat her when she refuses to let
him have her. He would for-ce his way into her
no matter how she struggled towards the last
few weeks before she ran away. Yes, men, they
would take from you whether you like it or not,
regardless even if you are hurting. They didn’t
care about your feelings, they didn’t. They
wanted your bo-dy they got it, they wanted your
peace of mind they would rip it out of your
che-st…she was a child and her father didn’t
care, those men who constantly had her didn’t
care…Jaime for-ced his li-ps on her despite she
refusing it and he didn’t care. The lot of them
meant pain.. all men were pain, and she hates
If not that she had to survive on the streets
even with her bo-dy, they would never have had
to touch her and hurt her again .
”I hate you, the lot of you! all you all know how
to do is inflict pain, for-ce us, just to get all
that you want. Fxxk you Jaime! You can
threaten me, you can for-ce me..but you won’t
break my spirit, not like him again. I may give
in but know that i would be wishing your death
every single moment i lay there in
helplessness…i swear to God.” Her eyes
Jaime stares into her eyes and was taken
Why did it feel, why did it feel that this didn’t
have anything to do with just him. All she said,
it looks and felt like it was from a place of
pain, dee-per even more before this night. Or..
Her eyes, are those lingering tears threatening
What is he doing? He had never deliberately
made a girl cry, to hurt her. He had never have
to ever for-ce a woman, No!
He was just trying to spite her and.. .
She was just so annoying and that mouth of
hers where like razor blades cutting him up he
just reacted. No woman have riled him up in
anger as quickly as she has done it..and no one
have had to hit the nail on the head as quickly
Alexander was annoying, disrespectful
Was she going through something? Her words
were heavy, it cannot only be because he
for-cefully ki-ssed her…or was it because he
spanked her too?.
Yes!! She had cried too, she had and he felt bad
Now…this, she was fighting those tears to stay
in place but he swears to God he can see them
about to drop.
God!! since when has he become this kind of
man to hurt a woman? Regardless of who she
is or what she does, Call Girl or not..since when
has he become this man who didn’t care and
did what he wants as it affects others.?
Yes, he was going through so many stuffs and
this lifestyle he @$$umed was a defense
mechanism to all that..
And having women at his beck and call was
also pa-rt of his defense mechanism , aside the
public image he is trying to distort about himself
to stop his father from seeing him as a
potential poster boy for the Presidency and
This women was his distractions too, and
besides he was a man.. a lonely man too..they
were distractions enough for his be-d as
He had never had to be this man…hurting a
woman and making her cry; twice .!
This has to stop.
He never had hurt Christine, never had to. She
did all the hurting and breaking of his heart, but
that was a long time ago.Since then, he had
never entrusted his heart to any one again.
Women to him now where just conquest…
tame them if they went out of line, had them
when he needs and then..pay them depending
on their contract and at the same time, they
killed stones for him….his public image, and
then his be-d and past time.
Piss off the Wellington.
He mentally rubs his temple, his che-st hurting.
And yet, his father refuses to see the
damage..his father his hell bent on making him
He didn’t want that, he didn’t want any of it. He
wanted to do whatever he wanted.. away from
that, away from Jimmy and so that everyone is
happy, away from the wellingtons. But, his
father wouldn’t hear of it, his mother too, only
He loves his family, he does but.. It can’t be
because of him his family is crumbling, he rather
give it up, all of it and them than be the cause
of their problems.
He shakes his head.
Alexander can be annoying, and darn right pissy
..and annoying more than any woman he knows
but she doesn’t deserve to be hurt, not by him
anyways, regardless of his messed up life and
damaged self. She was human and maybe had
her own issues and yet, he hurt her. Regardless
whether she was a slut, Call Girl and what not,
she deserves respect .
But yet, he made her cry, twice and he should
apologize. He should. He..
Damnit, what has he turned into?
And…why did her eyes have so much deep
waters under the layers and her words feel like
it was buried within cement. This wasn’t entirely
him, he refuses to believe that..
He stares deep into her eyes, wondering,
What happened to you Alexander?
He lets go off her hands…
”I am sorry..i ..didn’t mean to. It won’t happen
again, ” He says dropping his hand.
Alexander rubs her wrists. ”I want to go home.”
”Said you get out!! That is the done. Now
Alexander throws her a look ..She grabs her
”I” take you home!!” He didn’t refuse. He felt
”I can manage”
”I won’t let a girl leave my house by this time
of the night into the streets in the dark alone. I
will take you home”
”Jaime, i am talking to you” Christine stomps
her feet. Jaime ignores her entirely.
”I am a street girl did you forget that. I am
take care off myself” She moves towards the
door, opens it and disappears.
”Finally!! now can you pay attention to me, i do
not understand how i can be here and
she..gets to have my attention from you? I
don’t get it Jaime. Okay look, i forgive you
okay. See, mother was so- ” Christine comes
to him and hugs him from behind ”Come baby,
lets go to be-d and maybe you can rock me to
sleep the way you always do then”
He stiffens, p-ulling her hands away from him
and turning to face her, his face unreadable
”Go home Christine.”
”I said go home!!”
”But why..my mother–”
”She is your mother, deal with it, talk to her.
We aren’t dating Christine, haven’t for years
now. You can’t start running to me every time
again, not anymore. You are my friend, and i
will always love you but you are overstepping
boundaries right now and right now..i am not
in the best of moods. i want to be alone.”
”Because of her?”
”What’s your deal with her?”
”I don’t like her and i don’t like you with her,
good thing she has gone, i don’t want you
hanging out with other girls now that i am here,
i am enough for you baby”
”Don’t call me baby Christine, it is Jaime, i am
not your lover and stop acting like a jealous
She [email protected] ”You used to love me calling your
”Used to”, operative word but Jaime is a lot
different now and i wont be indulging people
that much no more. We are friends Christine ,
let that be clear and what i choose to do with
my life and with whom ever isn’t your
business. i will have Adam take you home”
”I …” she thins her li-ps.
His phone is ringing, it’s the security, he
knows why they are calling.
”Yes, No don’t. Okay. Thanks. !” he nods
cutting the line.
She eyes him ”’It’s her right? Who is she to you
”I said it Christine, my handler”
”Yet you are running off to her”
”Damn it Christine, i am not running off to no
one, but what kind of a man would i be to let
a girl go out in the night on her own, i never
did that to you!!””We were dating!”
”I never paid less intention to my friends
either” he clarified.
”Operative words ”Your friends”. she is neither
of those too”
”Adam will come get you” He says turning
”I am not leaving here Jaime. Maybe you
forgot what i said, ” i came back for you .” ”
He looks at her ”Then good luck with that”
He grabs a shirt, puts on his shoes and leaves
her staring after him with her mouth agape.
”Jaime!! Damnit! Jaime Lockswire!!!” She
screams his name.
He pauses, heading to his warddrop, pulls out
a long coat, then he was gone.
”Arghh!!!!” she exclaims .
Adam knocks on the door a few minutes later
and then enters ”Mr Jaime asks that i-” He
backs away quickly as her shoes come flying
and hitting the door .
”Get out!!!” She yells.
”That is fine Leonard. I’ll take it from here,
thank you” Jaime nods to the security as he
gets to him.
Alexander is folding her hand , anger in her
eyes. she is standing there, waiting.
”You tell him not to let me [email protected]$$, is that it?”
She throws at him.
”He was just doing his job..”
A red convertible pulls up beside him, a driver
opts out and hands him the keys, he nods
thanking him, the man walks away back
towards the house.
Jaime opens the door wide ”Please Alexander,
let me take you home”
Two men appear behind him ”i can handle a
night out gentlemen, you are relieved for the
night” he says without looking at them.
”But Sir,” they began
”it wasn’t a request, if you follow me i will
make sure you don’t have a job to come back
”Yes Sir” They backed away.
Alexander is looking at them. she could swear
when she entered this mansion it looked as
though it was just Jaime that stayed here and
his driver Adam, she had no idea it was lurking
with securities and bo-dyguards..and extra
Well, he was the Mayor ‘s son., of course he
is liable to protection just in case”
”I really can find my way” She tells him, He
just needs to stay away from her and her night
would be fine and void of anger.
”Please…take it as my apology..” He pleads
Sighing she steps away from the gate and
comes to him.
”And, you can’t go out looking at that” He
points to her.
”You didn’t mind me showing my bu-tt to the
entire world!!” she spat. ”And i am a slut
remember, a Call Girl. This doesn’t bother me
Damn her sharp mouth!! J aime frowns.
But, never again Jaime.
He sighs, ”I am sorry about that too” He opens
the coat he carried…”Atleast cover yourself
from the cold. ”
She stares at him funny, reluctantly she sli-ps
into it as he held it open for her, turning her he
pulls her close so than he can bu-tton it up to
her neck and ties the coat rope for her, then he
steps away. she sli-ps into the car, he goes
round and then starts the car, Leonard opens
the gate and they are gone.
He frowns ”That’s a dangerous neighborhood
”It’s the streets pretty boy, we all don’t have a
rich daddy like daddy Mayor”
His hands holds the steer-wheel tighter ”You
like to just…Argh!! Help me Alexander…” he
rubs the frown away from his brows.
”With what?” She spat.
”Does it disturb you?”
”Good, that’s how it feels when you for-ced your
li-ps on mine ” She points out.
”I..am sorry” Shame washes over him ”I won’t
do that again”
”whatever” She looks away.
”Okay” He nods.
They drive in silence.
”You should stop here, going further might be
dangerous for you”
He doesn’t . ”Give me the directions
Alexander”. When she saw that he had no
intention of stopping , she does.
He drives into her streets and then parks.
From his side mirror he could see shadows
lurking, he turns away as she opens the door.
He nods ”Alexander?”
She pauses ”What?”
”I still need a Call Girl, and maybe we can
come to a common ground, Betty isn’t back
”Rick can find you someone else..”
”We can adjust the rules a little; i will obey
yours ad you mine. I give you my word”
”Why are you hell bent on all this?” She is
”I can’t tell you that”
”Right” she turns away.
He runs a hand through his hair , he began ”I –
it..it’s important to keep up an appearance
Alexander, for me,,for..everything and i can’t
tell you all that… plus i also need the
distraction too. i will triple your pay..and when
Betty gets back you are free. Its just a few
weeks or days..who knows.’
”It’s three months”
”Well, it would [email protected]$$ away quickly”. He throws
she thinks about it.
”If Bekky comes back i am done!”
She thinks again.
”’I don’t like youJiame ”
”Well, the feeling is mutual , but we can at
least tolerate each other”
”I hate your arrogance” She states.
”i hate your mouth” He also adds.
”You won’t ever ki-ss me, ever”
”Ever!! A you will also obey my rules?”
”The important ones?”
”Fine! And you mine”
”Fine” He agrees.
She turns away heading into her house, the
light comes on and someone peeps from the
”What?” She stops.
”I don’t have to leave with you Jaime” She
”Technically you do, i can’t be coming here to
pick you up everytime i need you.”
She sighs ”If that’s the case i would go to work
from there and do whatever the hell i want ,
have a friend over, throw a pa-rty etc”
He rubs his temple , little price he has to pay
”fine!! get your things”’
”Oh no Mr, not when you have your girlfriend
waiting on you” She shakes her head ”I don’t
want no trouble”
”She isn’t my girlfriend”
”Oh she sure looks it, all smothering”
”Christine and i …” he pauses , it wasn’t her
business ”Are you getting your things or not?”
”I will do that in my own time, Go home Jaime,
Tomorrow is another day. You can se-nd your
she disappears into the house. he pauses
staring at the closed door and turns away.
p-ulling out of the streets he sees them, five off
them waiting for him with knives.. he stops,
they gather the car, staring down at him.
”Hey pretty boy, sweet ride. how about you
hand us the keys?” One of them li-cks his life,
the others laughs.
He doesn’t move ”Hello fellas, nice night not to
do anything stupid, how about i give you lot
free bills to take your family out for a good
”Yes, we would take your wallet, the bills and
also the car keys too”
”’The watch and the cloths..” they say laughing.
Jaime nods , ”okay, really have had a long day
gentlemen, so i am tired. Okay i can i top it
up, the bills i mean so i can go home, we
would be happy”
”No, step away from the car pretty boy,..or we
would be messy”
”Sorry, can’t. i kinda love this baby” Jaime
stares at the car.
”Wrong answer !!”
They grab him, four off them, forcing him out
of the car and slam him on the ground.
He [email protected], rolling and then standing up
painfully, On of them is already in his car, the
others are going through his compa-rtment.
He dusts himself and then stares at them…
”So who wants to go first? ” Jaime asks p-ulling
up his sleeves, he co-cks his head to the side.
They were big boys, all five of them. He can
”You wanna die pretty boy?” one of them
heads for him with his knife.
”Wrong move” Adam says behind them coming
out from the shadows.
Few minutes later Jaime is driving away in his
red convertible, Adam is driving behind him ,
the five @$$ailants are [email protected] in pain and a
few broken ribs on the ground.
”I told you lot to stay home Adam” Jaime
says over the phone as he dials him watching
him from his mirror.
”Erm, i am stubborn like that and by the way
Sir, your fight [email protected]$$es came in handy but…i
could have handled all five, leaving three for
me wasn’t necessary, five is a good number”
Jaime laughs ”Needed to practice,but..heh!! i
left the [email protected]$$ for you eventually. Hope you
didn’t kill anyone?”
”Well, lets just say they wouldn’t be attacking
anyone in a red convertible in their life again,
they see red they see danger and run for their
”Christine?” Jaime asks
”She is waiting for you”
He sighs .. ”Heading to the country house
then. In the morning, get her home”
Jaime cuts at the intersection and heads south,
Adam heads east. The other security vehicle
follows Adam as Jaime signals them to.
”Stubborn Adam”’ Jaime sees them behind him,
he smile shaking his head . ”What do i do with
Jaime enters the country house, parks and
heads to the house, he lets himself in, goes to
his room and then turns in for the night.
The smell of home cooked home wakes him
up, following it he finds the person responsible
He goes to her, wraps his hands around her
and places a ki-ss to her cheeks. She smiles..
*TO BE CONTINUED…..