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Tamed episode 13

For every year for a while, she had spent her
birthdays practically alone since she moved
away from home, going to school, getting a job
and moving out of state eventually in pursuit of
a better life.
Most of the times, it has been she and Jamie,
they have been friends for as long as she could
remember, and when she wasn’t home with her
parents celebrating her birthday, she was with
Jamie as they screamed at the top of their
voices doing a karaoke, and later they cut her
cake, and then drive around town having fun
and when there was a boy it would be three of
them. It has always been like that, and days
Jamie wasn’t around, just like today she was
going to spend it alone… watch a movie, open
her gifts, lick ice-cream and then later at night,
she might just go into town and listen to jazz,
then come home and eat her cake after b!0wing
out the candle saying wishes that never comes
Another day, another year gone, another year
added and she wouldn’t feel slightly older. She
felt the same, just the extra number added to
her years.
And today was going to be one of those quiet
birthday days, until Jake B@ss happened,
showing up on her doorstep.
She shakes her head as she picked up her bag,
throwing a few things inside it, she pauses in
the process..
“What are you doing Samantha? You don’t like
him, you said so, so what if he showed up with
a letter telling you stuff, doesn’t mean he has
changed, but you don’t care right, not like you
guys had anything or felt anything for each should just tell him ‘Good for you’
and slam the door on his face, what are you
doing Samantha?’’ she asks herself sitting down
“But really Samantha, there is no harm in going
out, besides, you were going to be home alone,
watching boring Tv, eating your cake alone and
being lonely while even Jamie is out with some
boy wonder and you would be alone
alone..alone” she bites her l!ps “He did say
sorry, and it’s not as if he had any bad
intentions, I’ll slap him if he tries to get all Jake
B@ss on me. He said he just wants to do
something nice for me for a harm
right? Besides it’s my birthday, I should cut him
some slack right?”
Jake is…
She bites her l!ps..
Behind that door waiting on her.
“Should I go? Should I not go? Go or not to go.
Go or not to go?’’ she bites her l!ps again “Stay
home, alone…or go out? Doesn’t mean I have to
like the guy… I still don’t like him. Just for my
birthday. Nothing else, accept his apologies and
that is it.” she grabs her bag, her phone, takes a
deep breath and opens her door, Todd and B@ss
still stood there waiting
“Let’s Go”
“So where are we going to?”
“Well, can I be honest?” he turns to her, yes, he
missed seeing her face, her stubborn chin and
the way she is always on guard. He was glad he
ran into Jamie , if not he wouldn’t have been
here and neither would she. He wasn’t sure if
he could get to her, wasn’t even sure she would
want to even look at his face, but he had to try,
sitting behind his desk and wishing he could call
her never did anything, tossing at night thinking
about her never did anything either… he wanted
to see her, talk to her and not even trying to
make that happen was frustrating.
Jamie was God s£nt and without thinking
changes his plans and he was finding his way
to her place.
“Better try and fail than not try at all and be
wondering ..what if ?”
He had asked himself what he was thinking
but… he was done being the stuck up, rich
billionaire who has been in control, he just
wants to be Jake B@ss, who despite being rich
wouldn’t mind having to tilt to the side and for
Samantha, he didn’t know how she fit into this
but he would be damned if he doesn’t find out
and this was him, finding out.
“Erm, you are staring Mr Jake B@ss” Samantha
“okay I was intending to go away for the
weekend and already made plans to that effect
so… when I found out it was your birthday I
wanted to do something nice and-’’
“Who told you it was my birthday, you don’t
have that information.”
“Erm it’s a highly cl@ssified information and if I
tell you I would have to kill you” he winks
She smiles “Oh, really now…” she thinks … was
it Mr Shelton? Shelly …hmm….JAMMIE!!!! I am
going to kill her “Oh I think I know your
“Nah you don’t , but anyways, I already had flight
booked and a hotel etc… it was just going to be
a quiet trip and I figured… why don’t I book
another and ecetera’’
“Where are we going to Mr Jake B@ss”
Samantha’s mood changes
“Please Samantha, just let me make this day for
you … almost perfect, it’s your birthday right… I
just want you to have smile on your face, if
that’s the only thing I do today, please I would
love to. I know we started off on a wrong foot,
we literally have our boxing gloves on most of
the time and I admit it is partly my fault… I am
sorry Samantha Brookes, really and let me make
it up to you… today, with this…I really am not the
person you met a couple of months ago… I took
your advice and I am glad I did… let me thank
you, please?”
What’s the worse that could happen right?
“Still didn’t tell me where we are going to?’
“For starters…all the way up” he smiles as Todd
pulls at the airport, “Trust me?’’ he gives her his
“oh boy, do I have a choice?”
“Technically no!!’’ as she places her hand in his,
he links it with his and they walk into the
airport, less than a few minutes they were in
the plane and flying .
In less than an hour they had landed..
“You didn’t have to fly us first cl@ss you know?’’
“I know, I wasn’t trying to impress you with
anything, you don’t get swayed like that… but I
already booked it before I came to you”
“And how did you know I would come with you”
“ I didn’t, I took a risk…glad I did” he says as he
ushers her into the building.
“so what’s next?’’ she says wowing to the beauty
of the hotel.. ‘’what is this place?”
“It’s one of the best hotels in the country if not
the world, only the elite can come here, special
delegates from the governments, Princes,
Queens ecetrera… anyways they are having a
ball tonight, and I was invited and you my dear,
I would love to have you as my plus one”
“Are you serious, you didn’t mention anything
about it… have just jeans and tops and a
dress..most definitely not a ball-friendly attire”
she says frowning
He laughs …”you can wear anything and still
look pretty” he tells her
“Right, and who would be in attendance of this
“Oh..some special delegates, Queens, Princes,
Presidents..the whole elites..the royal family
maybe” he smiles
‘’oh no Mr B@ss, You go enjoy your ball while I
enjoy this magnificent hotel…there is no way I
am going there wearing jeans” she says
He laughs “Nons£nse!! Don’t worry, that is no
problem. So tell me, what do you want to do in
the meantime?”
“Well… for the little I have known you, you
would hate to be imposed upon, for me, I would
love to take you out on a boat cruise, see the
Eifel tower, early dinner at the most amazing
restaurant, flowers, chocolates and you know…
but that Is me… but I would want you to do what
you want… so tell me”
She looks at him..
Yes, this wasn’t the B@ss she knew… seeing him
asking her opinion was strange, very strange,
she had to smile
“Yes anything”
“Even if It’s utterly ridiculous?’
He bends his head to the side “Yes but would I
regret this?’
She laughs “ You won’t… C’mon’’ she drags his
hands and pulls him back outside as the doors
opens up for them “Wait… our bags?’’
“They would attend to them..take it up to the
rooms and stuff” he says indicating to the
waiting men
“Great, do you guys have a map for visiting
“Yes Ma’am. You need it? We have special
guards and chauffeurs for you Mr B@ss, a
security detail that can take you anywhere you
want and-‘
“Nope, he wouldn’t be needing that” Samantha
cuts the waiting man
“But Mr B@ss, it isn’t safe for someone with
your prestige to be moving around town
unguarded and without any detail sir, please
wait, I call them for you”
“Mr Jake B@ss?’ Samantha looks at him “You
said anything “
He sighs sinking into her eyes “Its fine, thank
you. I guess she would be my guardian angel
today” he says taking the map from the man
who is dumbstruck..
“Y@ss!!!” Samantha exclaims pulling him to the
gate and out
“So what next Samantha?“
She turns to look at him, he was all suited up,
very cl@ssic man. Good thing she was on jeans
and top and wedges. she takes off her jacket,
and puts her hair up in a ponytail, she had a
one hand bag she slashed over her shoulders.
Then she turns to him
“Do you trust me??’’ she was close to him now,
he frowns
“Now what?”
“Do you trust me?”’
“Do I have a choice?”
She laughs “Technically no “ she winks at him, it
warms his heart
“Fine I trust you”
She raises her hand up touching his suit,. She
removes his button and places her hand into it,
she didn’t mean to touch his chest it just
happened , she blinks, then she quickly removes
his suit off his shoulders “I need you to take
this off”
He does so reluctantly …she looks at him
placing her f!ng£r to her jaw tapping tentatively
..”Erm, not yet’’ she unbuttons two buttons of
his white shirt to reveal his neck bone and a
slight teasing of his chest, then she takes his
hands and rolls up his sleeves .
While she was doing this, she was smiling.
Done, she steps back..
Her heart skips a beat. There was something
s£×y about a guy wearing a white shirt with a
rolled up sleeve. Maybe not any guy, maybe
there was something s£×ually appealing with
Jake B@ss with a rolled off sleeves.
“You are staring” his l!ps tugs into a smile
“Was not” she grabs his jacket and hers and
drops them over her bag..
“lets go..Mr Jake B@ss’
“Hmm now that I am not looking like the
billionaire that I am, how about we drop the Mr
to my name”
“You first”
“B@ss, I like B@ss” she flags a taxi and bends,
showing him the map she took for Jake’s
pocket… pointing to it .
Then she straightens up, opening the door
“Lets go champ”
“Where to?”
“Oh… to heaven!!!’’ she laughs as they slid into
the car and the car speeds away
He takes them into the city..
They ate from the road side, danced to the
music of people playing drums, guitar and
tambourines on the streets, chased birds in the
square, stopped to buy ice-cream and then she
messed up his nose in the process, he chases
her to get revenge, listened to poetry and then
later jazz.
They went to the park, they rode the car-
hanging-cart, he won her a teddy bear shooting
balls, she won him a baseball cap.. and when
he wasn’t looking she took a coloured pen and
wrote ‘B@ss’ on it.
When they left the park they went karaoke-ing ..
he didn’t want to sing so she stepped on stage…
and bellowed out to the songs off keys. Got
everyone laughing, including him.
He still wouldn’t sing, so she clears her throat
and tells the crowd “My husband is shy ladies,
can you please bring him up stage, he is a
horrible singer but I bet he would make you
Then everyone cheers him on… he still wouldn’t
get up “Do it for our twins ?”’ she gave him
puppy eyes as she touches her stomach.
“C’mon man, babies love songs while they are in
the womb, I would know, I have children of my
own” a lady beside him says
‘‘C’mon daddy!’’ Samantha coos
B@ss shakes his head, mouthing “oh I’ll get you
back for this” to Samantha, but she was
laughing mouthing back “Oh you can try…”
When he mounts the stage, the cheering stops
as he stares into the crowd…
“Don’t worry husband, we won’t laugh … h@rd, I
promise” she screams
The cheering continues “Well..this is for you
..WIFE” he says
The crowd goes “Awwwwn’’
Samantha was having a good day, her plan was
to laugh and boo the h@rdest when his cricket
voice comes over the mic, she grabs an apple
and began to eat… waiting for the horrible
Then he picks a song , by Brain Adams and
began to sing.
The whole room grew quiet.. she didn’t notice
when her mouth hangs open… she blinks
When he was done… he gets a standing
ovation… he takes a bow… thanks them and
walks down with people clapping his back and
whistling, he stops right in front of her.
“So… WIFE, you were saying? I wonder what we
should name our twins.. Sam and Jake jnr
perhaps or no I have a better idea, ‘Never-
@ssume-anything for the boy and the
should-see mummy’s-face-right-now” he winks
at her . then he takes the apple from her hand
and takes a bite, his face breaking into a wide
“Why didn’t you tell me you can sing?’
“You never asked” still smiling
“Whatever” she turns away, feigning anger,
grabbing her teddy, puts the cap over his head
and pouts.
They are walking outside now, a man carries a
basket of roses on his bike calling people to
buy, he stops him while she is flagging a taxi,
she enters waiting for him, he slid’s in beside
“A beautiful Rose for a beautiful lady” he gives
it to her, she shakes her head..
“Okay, I will just throw it out the window then”
He winds down
“Oh don’t you dare, its mine.Thank you’’ she
take it, sniffs it and smiles
“where to now?’’
She is smiling and winking at him “the skies.”
They combed the city within five hours..and
during this time, while she laughed, danced,
jumped and chased him with a duck.. he found
himself laughing more, being free… he found
himself feeling things he had never felt..
And there was a moment when she stood close
to the rail while they threw food to the ducks…
when she laughed as a little child jumped on
her body because he was scared, when she
went about as though she didn’t have a care in
the world… when she held his hands and ran
with him ,causing him to chase after her.
There were moments when he loved the peace
and serenity she brings to him, how despite
disrupting his perfect world, he liked the beauty
within the mess… the beauty that had a heart, a
face, a name-Samantha!.
He touches his chest, rubbing it for the
hundredth time that day.
“Samantha, what are you doing to me” he
breaths staring at her as she stares at the
sky….without thinking he pulls the rubber off
her hair and allowed it flow
‘’Hey, what are you doing?”
‘’letting it breath, sometimes things being out of
control is just the best thing that can happen to
persom” he tells her, they were standing close
now, face to face..
“What do you mean?’
“I don’t know Samantha I swear I don’t know’’
he whispers, he touches her face..caressing it..
Her heart is beating fast, the way he was
looking at her … she read him before she sees
him lean towards her..
He was going to klzz her..he was going crazy
staring at her.
Then his phone rings..
Sighing ..
“Yes, sure,okay”
She bites her l!ps … saved by the phone
“We have to head back, have less than 30 to be
at the Ball and we still haven’t gotten you a
“A dress?”
“A ball worthy dress Samantha”
He takes her by her hand and flags a taxi for
He waits for her as she tries cloths on, she
takes 45 minutes before she could pick one out.
“we’ll take it”
“Wait, I thought you said you renting it?’’
‘’I lied”
“ Look, it’s your day, take it as a birthday gift..”
he says as they leave the boutique
“To the Masquitic Hostels and Suites please “ he
tells the driver..
“Thank you” she says.
“No Samnatha,thank you”
As they got into the hotel, they were shown
their separate rooms… he told her to meet him
downstairs in a few minutes once she is
It’s another twenty minutes and he is still
waiting, the ball is in full swing… he was going
to s£nd someone for her when he turns to see
her walking down… in a beautiful red dress, her
hair poured to her left shoulders and a red l!p
stick to match her dress.
This time,his heart did back fl!ps ..and he
knew, without a doubt, he didn’t just like
her,that it wasn’t lvst either.he had fallen in
love with this woman who has turned his world
into a beautiful chaos, and for the first time in
his life…he wanted it all.
“Samantha, I want to tell you how I feel”


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