(💙When two players fall in love💞)
“I know. I know. Thank you Cleo…. Gosh! I’m so happy right now, I could kiss you.”
My expression changed at that point.
“Wait what?” I asked surprised.
“I can really kiss you right now.” He said again.
My jaw dropped and then I watched as he placed his lips on mine…
Despite the fact that everything in me wanted to push Andre away and hit him, I didn’t. Instead I stood there, still in shock as he worked his tongue through my mouth expertly, pulling me even closer to him.
I knew it wasn’t right neither was it meant to be but at that moment with Andre, nothing mattered anymore until….
“Cleo! Cleo!!… Cleo!!!” Andre yelled all of a sudden, bringing me back to reality.
“Wait what? What just happened?” I asked, staring at Andre unable to get over the fact that the kiss wasn’t real.
“Um we just saved me from an arranged marriage to a crazy b*tch and we were just about to celebrate.”
“What were your last words before I zoned out?”
“Uh I’m so happy right now, I could hug you?…”
How could he have said that and I ended up dreaming about him kissing me? Does that mean… Holy sh*t! Am I developing feelings for Andre?
“Cleo, why are you asking? What’s wrong? Did I say something wrong?” He asked staring at me, quizzically.
“Uh no. Not at all. I’m okay.” I replied, chasing all thoughts of feelings for Andre away from my mind.
“Okay?” He replied staring at me with arched eyebrows.
“What? I said I’m okay.”
“Okay. If you say so… So any ideas for how to celebrate my freedom?”
“Uh I’m not really in the celebration mood.”
“Aww come on. Don’t be such a killjoy.”
“I’m not a killjoy. I just don’t really feel like celebrating.”
“Oh come on… Okay, please!”
“Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” He pleaded with puppy eyes.
“Argh! Okay fine.” I groaned in agreement.
“Yay!… What do you think we should do?”
“I don’t know… Watch a movie I guess.”
“No. No. No movies especially not one picked by you. I still have nightmares from the last one.” He said glaring.
I rolled my eyes at him.
“How about…we go out?”
“Go out where?”
“We can visit a club or something.”
“Okay. Club it is then. Maybe just give me a sec to get changed.”
“Okay sure.” He said.
I nodded and headed up the stairs to my room.
After Cleo left, I plopped on a sofa and dialled a number on my phone. It rang for a while before it was answered.
📲 Hello. Jordan Hill speaking.
I rolled my eyes.
📱 Stop joking Jay. I’m calling you for serious business.
📲 Okay. What’s up?
📱 Guess what just happened?
📱 I said guess dingus.
📲 Come on Dre. Just spill it.
📱 Okay okay… You know how Reyna’s dad was planning to force me to marry Reyna or lose him as a client?
📲 Yeah. What happened?
📱 I don’t have to do it anything.
📲 How’d you manage that?
📱 It was all Cleo’s idea.
📲 Cleo as in your fiancee?
📱 No Cleo, my dog… Of course Cleo, my fiancee.
📲 But you don’t even have a dog.
📱 Ugh whatever! Back to my story, Cleo had this excellent plan to trick Reyna into admitting that her dad was trying to bribe me. She recorded it and told Reyna to tell her dad to cancel the deal or risk the recording being uploaded online.
📲 Whoa! Cleo thought of that? That’s so smart. You can’t let her go. You just can’t.
📱 I won’t….. I heard myself say before I could stop and for whatever reason, it didn’t sound fake.
📲 Makes me wish I’d met her first.
📱 Don’t you dare!….. I warned.
📲 Geez! I’m only kidding lover boy.
📱 Oh! Yeah sure. I knew that….. I quickly replied wondering why I’d reacted so strongly to Jordan’s obvious joke.
📲 Well, are you?….. I heard Jordan say interrupting my thoughts.
📲 Geez! Andre, zoning off on me? I asked, are you planning on celebrating?
📱 Yeah yeah. That was why I called you. Cleo and I were planning on going clubbing and I wanted you and the guys to come so you could meet Cleo.
📲 Sure. No problem. I’ll tell them. Where do we meet?
📱 Um let’s meet at…… I trailed off as I came face to face with Cleo who was on her way down the stairs.
“Whoa!” I exclaimed as my eyes swept over her features.
She was wearing a black knee length dress with gold designs on the upper part of the dress and her black hair lay in waves around her shoulders. Needless to say, she looked gorgeous.
“Andre, you’re staring.” Cleo pointed out just as Jordan’s voice blared out into my ear.
📱 Ah! Jordan, what gives?… One moment Cleo.
📲 What gives is that I’ve been calling your name for the past two minutes. How couldn’t you have heard me?
📱 Huh! Sorry about that. I um got distracted for a while there.
📲 Distracted you say? I don’t need to ask by who? The answer’s pretty clear… I could hear the smirk in his voice.
📱 Shut up Jordan….. I growled.
📲 Whatever you say lover boy.
I rolled my eyes.
📱 Just tell the gang that’ll we’ll meet up at Chantell.
📲 Kk. Talk to you later lover boy.
📱 Why you….. I started but he’d already cut the call.
“So…what was that all about?” Cleo asked once I put the phone in my pocket.
“Oh nothing. Just Jordan being Jordan… He’s my friend who you’ll get to meet along with the others.”
“Ooh I get to meet your friends. Isn’t that sweet?”
“You’re being sarcastic aren’t you?”
“Yup.” She replied winking.
I sighed. “Come on.”
“Here we are. You ready?” Andre said, turning off the car.
I rolled my eyes. “You make it sound like we’re actually engaged.”
“Well my friends think we are so we have to act the part.”
“Yeah yeah. Whatever you say.” I replied, unbuckling my seatbelt.
I opened the car and stepped out of the car, the same time Andre did. He locked up the car, came to my side and extended his arm with a “Shall we?”
“Yes we shall.” I answered slipping my arm into his.
He smiled as we began to make our way to the club. Andre was obviously a regular there as we didn’t have to wait in line like most. We skipped the line and were even escorted to a private part of the club where only a handful of people were allowed into.
Andre led us to a particular table where three men and two ladies were seated. One of them sighted and walked over to us, he and Andre doing a bro hug thing when they met.
“Hey Cleo, this is my best friend Jordan Hill. Jordan, meet Cleona Reynolds, the woman of my dreams.”
I knew it was all fake but that part kind of got me.
“Nice to meet you Cleo. May I call you that?”
I smiled. “Of course. Nice to meet you too Jordan.” I replied accepting his handshake.
Afterwards, Andre introduced me to the other people seated at the table.
“Lovely to meet you Cleona. I’m Melissa.” One of the ladies said to me.
“Nice to meet you, Meli-ssa.” I replied, shocked when she hugged me instead of accepting my handshake.
The other lady, Sierra was however not as receptive.
“I don’t think your friend likes me.” I whispered into Andre’s ear when he took his seat beside me.
“No, the other one.”
“Oh Sierra! Pay no attention to her. We had a thing in the past and I guess she was kind of hoping we would get back together or something. Seeing you here definitely destroyed that hope.”
“Oh!” was all I said.
Conversation went out around the table and I seemed to flow with everyone with the exception of Sierra of course. They all seemed especially impressed with the idea I had that saved Andre from marrying Reyna.
All was going good and well until Sierra ruined it.
“So…how long have you been seeing each other?” She asked all of a sudden.
“A few months.” I quickly answered.
“So…have you two slept together yet? Is that why you’re getting engaged?” She asked, smirking.
“Sierra!” Melissa yelled.
“What business of yours is that Sierra? Does it hurt you that much that your fake boobs weren’t enough to make him stay or that you weren’t good enough for him? Tell me, does it?”
“Ooh! Burn!” Travis, one of Andre’s friends muttered.
“Well if you two are so close and all that shit, how’s about we see you kiss?”
That wiped off the smirk I had on my face.
“We don’t have to if we don’t want to.” Andre cut in.
“Oh come on. It’s just one simple kiss or is that too hard for you two to do?”
“I agree with Sierra…not her b*tchy attitude but let’s see you guys kiss.” Jordan interjected and soon everyone was asking us to kiss.
“What have I gotten myself into???” I wondered to myself as Andre met my gaze, his eyes as worried as mine.
T B C 😏😏
First Reyna, now Sierra… What do you suggest Cleo and Andre do?
Come clean? Call off the bet for this one instance?