The rich girlfriend episode 35 & 36

The Rich Girlfriend*

*_Chapter 35_&_36*

“Surprise!” Sasha exclaimed as she flashed the do¢v-ments in Hanson’s face.

“What is that?” He asked taking it from her hands and they both walked into his house.

“The place is available now for you at the same price”, she said to him.

“Wow, how did that happen?” He asked as he re-ad the do¢v-ment.

“Let’s say Ross c@m£ back to his s-en-ses”, she said to him.

“How? What happened?”

“He c@m£ to my work place to apologize and he said he’s putting back the building up for sale and will give it you you for the regular price”.

“Just like that?”

“Yeah. He said he’s realized that he has issues and he wants to work on them and his first step was to make amends with me”.

“I don’t trust him. This could be another tra-p”.

“I also felt that way but I took this to Michael and he went throu-gh the do¢v-ments and it’s legit”.

“Hmmm even if it’s legit, I suspect he is up to something”.

“Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and besides what can he do after you’ve purchased the place?”

“Hmmm. Okay, I’ll s£nd in the money and the signed do¢v-ments tomorrow”, he said to her.

“Okay and uhmm he asked if we could be friends again”.

“He’s asking for too much after what he’s put us throu-gh I don’t think it’d be wise to be friends again. Don’t get me wrong, but I just don’t feel like he’s up to something good. You can be on hi and hello terms with him but friends, I don’t think it’s wise to do that”.

“I get you and I un-derstand. I won’t be stupid to take him as a friend again and besides he’s an ex. Having exes around you when you’re in a new relationsh!pisn’t the best”, she said to him.

“Yeah. I’m just glad that you’re so un-derstanding”, he said , poking her nose.

“I’m even surprised myself. I guess thera-py is working”, she said, smiling.

“We thank God”.

“My mum asked of you yesterday and she was wondering when you would come over for her to see you”.

“Wow, she wants to see me?”

“Yeah. She suggested that we have a dinner with you tomorrow”.

“Tomorrow? Woaah”, he said, feeling nervous.

“Oh she’s going to love you. If Sally can tolerate you, then my mum will love you”, she said to him.

“Mmmm. Okay”.

“There’s a but though”.


“I also invited my dad”.

“Wow! Your dad? I think I might end up peeing in my p@n-ts”, he said and she laughed.

“I don’t want you to meet my dad separately. He can be strong headed and sometimes act like a j£rk. With my mum there, I’m sure he’d behave”.

“Wow. This is going to be a weird dinner”, he said.

“Oh don’t worry. You’ll be fine”.

“What do you think I should wear?”

“Oh just be yourself and wear something casual. It’s not like you’re meeting the president”, she said to him and laughed.

“I just want to impress them”.

“Trust me, if you be yourself, they’ll impressed”.

“Hmm. Okay”.

They talked for a while and then she left.


Sasha and the girls were in Rachel’s room. She told them that she had finally made a decision and was re-ady to talk.

They were all on her be-d as they spoke about other things and patiently waited for her to break the news.

“So Ross just gave it back just like that”, Alicia asked.

“Yeah. I was surprised but I’m sure he’s just trying to better himself”.

“Hmm, or he’s just trying to win you back”, Rachel said, smiling.

“Oh no. I’m in love with Hanson and I don’t think there’s anyone who can make me feel the way he does”.

“Mmm, you never know what could happen”, Lilian said, wi-nking.

“No way. Since I got with Hanson, I’ve been so happy and when I’m with him, I just forget about everything and he always knows just what to say to me every time. When I’m angry, he says the right things, when I’m happy, he elevates it, when I’m sad, he makes me feel better. We’ve been together for a short time but it feels like we’ve known each other for years”, Sasha said, smiling.

“Aww, that’s so nice”, Alicia said, smiling.

“So you’re not attra-cted to Ross anymore?” Lilian asked.

“No. I care about him though but the attra-ction is gone”.

“Mmm, I see”.

“So have you guys done the deed alre-ady?” Alicia asked her.

“Girl, you know he’s a strong Christian”, Rachel said to her.

“And so? Do you how many Christians I know who don’t care about that?” Alicia asked.

“Hanson is different. He believes that God knows best and he’s willing to wait till we get married. He always says that God will make everything beautiful in His time”.

“Aww, that’s nice”, Lilian said, smiling.

“Oh so now are you on team Hanson?” Rachel asked.

“No way. I’m still team Ross. Ross also didn’t do the deed so. There’s no difference”.

“That’s because I didn’t let him do it. I was still hung up on Phil!pand I wasn’t re-ady to do it. We just k!$$£d and made out and that’s all”.

“So you haven’t even made out with Hanson?” Alicia asked.

“No we’ve just k!$$£d and cu-mddled. And even with that, he always has a problem with it”.

“What’s his problem? Isn’t he attra-cted to you or what?” Alicia asked.

“Of course he is. And that’s why he has a problem with it. He feels he’ll not be able to control himself if we keep k!ss!ngand cudd-ling”.

“I see”.

“Maybe the other Christians in my church should learn from him”, Alicia said, laughing.

“Aren’t you p@rt of the so called Christians?” Rachel asked.

“Well me, I’ve not claimed it on my head. I’m just there. But some people are always doing themselves holier than thou but what they do in secret is so not holy. Lilian for example”.

“Me? What have I done?”

“Haven’t you had S-x with Ralph?”

“Eww that’s too much information. I don’t want to know that”, Sasha said, chuckling.

“I want to know”, Alicia said.

“Hmm, we have but it’s once in a while. Abstaining is quite difficult you know”, Lilian said to her.

“I see”, Alicia said, sm-irking.

“Are you really judging me? Your b©dy count is over the bar”.

“Well, I’m not claiming to be a Christian. I’m not grey unlike you. I just go to church to keep my sanity atleast”.

“You’re still being grey. It’s either you’re in or you’re out”, Sasha said to her.

“Whatever. My grey isn’t as dark as Lilian’s”.

“I can’t believe she’s judging me”. Lilian said to her.

“I am. You Christians act like those verses where God spoke about these things don’t exist”.

“You know what? I’m done having this conversation”, Lilian said, getting off the be-d.

“Why is it shooking you so much?” Alicia asked.

“Alicia that’s enough. No one has the right to judge anyone. What we can do is help each other and rebuke someone when they’re wrong”, Sasha said to her.

“And that’s what I’m doing”.

“You’re in no position to rebuke her”.


“You all that’s enough. Lilian plea-se come and sit and let me say what I’ve decided”, Rachel said and Lilian got back on the be-d.

“So I’m not too sure if this is what I really want but I’ve called off the wedding”, she said and they all heaved a sigh of relief.

“Whoop, thank God”, Sasha said.

“Is that what you all wanted me to say?” Rachel asked and looked at each other.

“Yeah. It’s better to call it off for now and see how things go”, Lilian said.

“But I feel so someway about it. I don’t want my child to have a broken family”, Rachel said.

“It’s better than being in an unhappy family. Atleast your baby would have two lovely happy parents”, Alicia said to her.

“How did Archie take it?”

“He wasn’t too happy but he said he’s going to fight for this and show me that he’s not going to do that but I don’t know if I can ever truly let this go. I keep wondering, what if I didn’t find out? Would he have continued with it even after we get married? And if he ever has to travel again? Then what? Does he expect me trust that he won’t mess up. I just can’t get married now but I want to because I love him but I don’t trust him and all this just hurts a lot”, she said, tearing up and the girls tried to comfort her.

“I believe you made the right decision. I know it hurts and it’s not easy but you have us and you have family. We’ll all be there for you during this time”, Sasha said to her.

“Thank you”, she said, forcing a smile in between her sobs.

They stayed with her for sometime and then they left.


Sasha and her family were all at the dining table as they waited for Hanson.

“Are you sure he’s going to come?” Ann asked her.

“I’m sure. Let’s just wait a bit”, she said as she texted him.

“So you’re back with Andre”, Sasha’s dad said to Ann.

“Yeah”, she said, smiling.

“I thought you said you didn’t like him”.

“Fred. What’s your problem now? We’re here for Sasha and not to discuss my love life”.

“I just find it weird that you always said you didn’t like him and he was arrogant and acted like he owned the world and now you’re with him”.

“That was years ago and now I don’t see him that way!”

“I see”.

Sasha was getting worried and was about to call him but then he walked into the dining room with the caretaker.

“Thank you”, he said to her and she left.

“Hi, good evening”, he said, and Sasha got up to hvg him.

“I’m sorry I’m late”, he said as he took his seat by Sasha.

“What’s in the bag?” Sasha asked as she looked at the big paper bag in his hands.

“It’s a new recipe I tried today and I decided to prepare some for everyone”, he said and he placed it on the table.

“Aww, that’s so sweet. Thank you”, Ann said, smiling at him.

“You’re welcome”.

“We were waiting for you to get here but since you’re here now, we can eat”, She said as she got up to serve everyone. She made sure that everyone got some of Hanson’s food too.

“Wow. This tastes so great”, Sally said, as she ate Hanson’s food.

“Thank you”, he said to her.

“Will it be possible to employ you as my personal chef”, she said and Sasha glared at her.

“Sally behave”, Ann said to her.

“I’ll be honored but I’m quite busy now”, he said to her.

“So I hear you’re opening your own restaurant”, Ann said to him.

“Yes ma’am”.

“Oh just Ann would be fine”.


“That’s amazing though. I can’t wait to see how it turns out”, she said to him.

“How are your parents doing?” Fred asked.

“They’re fine sir”.

“Okay. What does your dad do?”

“He was a lecturer but he’s retired now”.

“Oh I see. Which school did he lecture at?”

“Uhmm, University of Fenty”.

“Oh okay. And your mum?”

“She owns a supermarket”.

“Wow? That’s amazing, where is it located at?”

“It’s by my parent’s house in hvgo”.

“Ohh. I see. So it’s more like a small shop?”

“Not too small, not too big”.


“How many siblings do you have?” Ann asked him.

“I have a big sister and a small brother”.

“You have a small brother?” Sasha asked, surprised.

“Yeah. I thought I told you”.

“I don’t think you did”.

“Oops sorry. I guess he skipped my mind”.

“How old is your younger brother?” Samantha asked.

“Why? Do you want to see if you have a chance?” Sally asked and Samantha ignored her.

“He’ll be turning 18 this year”.

“Oops, he’s a small boy”, Sally said to Samantha.

“I’ll love to see him. It’ll be nice to have a younger brother”, Samantha said, smiling.

“I’m sure you’ll meet him one day”.


“So what does your sister do?” Fred asked and Ann rolled her eyes at him.

“She’s a nurse”.

“Is she married?”

“No sir”.

“Okay and you. So you chose to be a chef?”

“Life threw me in that direction but now I love it”.

“So are you going to be a chef forever?”

“Fred?” Ann. Asked, lifting her brows.

“I don’t think so sir”.

“So you have other plans?”

“Yeah. I studied pharmacy back in college. I plan to further my studies later and then open up my own company”.

“That’s great. Do you have the resource for that?” He and Ann glared at him.

“I believe I will by the time I’m re-ady to open it”.

“Or you’re just going to use my daughter’s ha-rd earned money?”

“Dad!??” Sasha exclaimed and Sally chuckled.

“What? I have to know”.

“I believe my restaurant would have made me enough money to start it up”.

“Oh the same restaurant you’re starting up with money you drained from another young man who worked ha-rd for it”.


“With all due respect sir. I didn’t drain anyone. This is how life works. When you break the law by trying to bully another person, you get what’s coming to you”.

“I don’t mean to come off as a mean person, I’m just looking out for my daughter. I wouldn’t want someone who’s not worked ha-rd enough to just swoop into my daughter’s life and enjoy her ha-rd earned money”.

“Dad, can you just st©p?!”

“It’s fine Sasha. Sir, I’ve worked ha-rd my whole life. I’ve been working since I was a teenager. I did several works to help myself when I was in college, I got out of college and worked in a hvge pharmaceutical company, life threw a ball at me and I still c@m£ out of it and now by the grace of God, I’ll be opening up my restaurant which would turn out to be the best in this city”, he said and Sasha reached out for his hands and squee-zed it.

“Great. We can’t wait to see how it turns out”, Fred said, smiling.

“I know it’ll be the best ever. You’ve got great cooking skills and if you ever nee-d any help with the interior and the kitchen area, I’m the best woman for you”, she said, smiling.

“It wouldn’t be for free though”, Fred added in and Ann kicked him from un-der the table.

“We can go if you want to leave”, Sasha said to him.

“I’m okay”.

“You sure? My dad is really being a j£rk and I wouldn’t be offended if you want to leave?”

“I’m fine, Sasha”.

“So where did you learn how to cook? I’ll like to learn too”, Ann said to him.

“I watch videos a lot and I like to try new things. Everyday I’m trying something new. Sometimes it turns out good, sometimes not too good”.

“Wow. I’ll be glad if you could have a cook day with my and my friends. We’d love to learn a lot from you”.

“No problem. I’ll love to do that”.

“I’m sure they’ll pay you good money for that or can you afford to do it for free?”

“Dad? What’s your problem today? I can’t have this anymore. Hanson let’s go”, Sasha said to him.

“I was joking Sasha. Relax”.

“Babe, let’s go okay”, she said to him.

“It was nice having a dinner with you all. I’ll take my leave now”, he said and he left with Sasha.

“You’re a hvge d!¢k Fred. I hope you choke on that food”, Ann said and she left.

“It’s just me and you now”, He said to his twins and Samantha left.

“Oh c’mon Sammy. I was just joking and trying to grill him”, he said to her and she left.

“Oops, you’ve got a lot of apologizing to do”, Sally said to him.

“Did I over do it?”

“Yeah, I guess”.

“I just wanted Ross for her and I’m not happy that she’s going for someone like Hanson. See your mum is even inviting him for a cook out. I’m supposed to invite him for a game or a car ride or something but he’s just not it”.

“I think he’s a nice person and I actually prefer him to everyone Sasha has d@t£d”.



“I guess I’ll have to apologize and make it up to him”, He said and Sally nodded.

The Rich Girlfriend*

*_Chapter 36_*

Sasha got into Hanson’s car and kept hitting the dash board.

“I can’t believe he’s so ins-en-sitive like that!” She exclaimed.

Hanson also got in and was thinking about everything.

“He should bring any woman into this family and he’d see what I’ll do to them. He’ll wish he never gave birth to me!” She said, angrily.

“Sasha don’t say that, it’s okay”.

“It’s not okay. Why are you so calm about this. You don’t always have to be a goody shoes”.

“What do you want me to do? Disrespect your father?!”

“So you’re okay with him disrespecting you?”

“I’m not cool but he’s still your dad. All I can do is be quiet and answer him nicely”.

“You shouldn’t just let him embarras-s you like that”.

“Embarras-s? I wasn’t embarras-sed. He was the one embarras-sed at the end. Couldn’t you see that?”

“I didn’t see anything like that”.

“Sasha he’s your dad and I get where he’s coming from. I’ve had people say worse things to me because of my state. I once worked in a restaurant as a waiter and I received insults from customers a lot which can’t compare to what your dad said and my boss was always picking on me but I just knew that I nee-ded the work experience to get to a better place and I relaxed. With your dad, if I had acted out, you think he wouldn’t act out too and it would also make your mother see me differently. We both wouldn’t want that right?”

“I just can’t wait for you to make it big so that we can ru-b it in his face!” She said and he laughed.

“Let’s just get out of here”.

“Where do you want to go to?”

“Your house”.

“It’s late”.

“And so?”

“Sasha do we have to keep talking about this? If you don’t un-derstand everything that I’ve said about us being alone in my house especially at night, then how is this going to work?”

“I know I know but this is really getting difficult for me. I want to be able to k!ssyou freely, cudd-lefreely, get on t©p of you and every other things regular couples do. I promise it wouldn’t lead to S-x or anything of that sort”.

“You keep forgetting you’re a woman. You can do all that and be able to control yourself but I wouldn’t be able to control myself. It’s just better to flee these sort of things as we’re advised to in the Bible”.

“Oh God. I’m getting frustrated with all this. I’m not used to this”.

“I know but you should un-derstand that it’s for our own good”.

“I know but it doesn’t make it any easier”.

“That’s why you have to make friends at church”.

“How does that make it easy?”

“When we were asked to flee from lvst a solution was given to enable us to be able to do that. We were asked to pursue all righteousness with those who share the same…”

“Yeah so if you have friends who have the same mindset, it’d be easier because you’d know they’re doing it too and you can also share your frustrations with them and they can help you to fix your mind on the bigger things and when you end up back sliding, they can pu-ll you back on the right path”.

“I see but it’s quite difficult ma-king friends. I don’t know how Samantha did it”.

“Just start going for more church programs and be going for your sub ministry meetings. There’ll be someone you can cli-ck with for sure”.

“Hmm. Okay or I can just bring my friends to church”.

“That’ll be awesome”.

“Yeah. I’ll start with Rachel right now she’s depressed and hurt. I think it’s only God who can give her the healing she nee-ds”.

“That’s great. I love how you care for your friends”.

“They’ve been there for me even at my worst. I’ll always love them and care for them”.

“How did Lilian, Alicia and Ralph decide to work for you?”

“When my ex b©yfri£nd, Phil!pbrou-ght up the idea of me starting my company, Ralph was there and he was like he could help me too because he knows quite a lot about it. He started helping. He and Phil!pwere always there for me. He had other jobs though but when Phil!pdied, he decided to be there for me 24/7 and he took a permanent job to be the HR manager”.

“Oh that’s so nice, I’d love to meet him”.

“That’s true! You haven’t met my friends. You’ve just seen a few. I’m so sorry for that!!”

“It’s fine. It’s not like you’ve met my friends too”.

“Yeah. I think I’d arrange for all of us to hang out one of these days”.

“With my friends too?”

“Yeahhhh! It’ll be awesome and that way we’ll be relaxed since we all have our friends there”,

“Great!!” He said, smiling.

“And ahah. With Lilian, she was always around me and she just loved me so much and was submissive to me. At first, I treated her like one of my pawns but then she was there for me a lot of times and I started caring for her too. She’s the daughter of one of the ministers so I was surprised when she opted to be p@rt of my company. She was just like me and didn’t want to work for in her parent’s company. So I took her in and gave her a hvge position in the company because she’s really good at what she does. She’d be leaving soon though. Her parents have managed to convince her to come and work for them”.

“Ohh I see. Is she happy about it?”

“Oh yeah. She is”.

“That’s nice. You really have lovely friends”.

“Yeah and Alicia, she’s from a regular family and back in school she was the spice we nee-ded in our group of friends. She was actually planning to marry some rich dude so that she won’t have to work and we literally pu-ll-ed her to come and work for me and since then she’s been grateful because she’s become her own woman and all that”.

“I see. That’s nice. Do you have other friends besides them?”

“Yeah. I do but they’re the closest I have and they’re like my family”.

“That’s nice. I’m glad you have people who care about you”.

“Yeah. So you’ll definitely meet all of them and they alre-ady love you so, you’d be fine”.


They talked for a while till Hanson decided to go home. Sasha got off the car and he drove off.


Sasha, Hanson and their friends were at the poolside at Sasha’s house. They all sat down at the bar area and Sasha and Hanson did a barbecue chicken for everyone.

“I think an introduction would do”, Alicia said to everyone as they ate and drank.

“Great. Start”, Sasha said to her.

“Okay”, she said, smiling.

“I’m Alicia, I work at Sasha’s company and I’m single”, she said, batting her lashes at one of Hanson’s friends.

“That’s a lie. She’s not single”, Sasha exclaimed.

“I’m not. Do I have a ring on my f!nger. I’m free as a bird”, she said, smiling and Sasha rolled her eyes.

“Nice to meet you, Alicia. I’m Derrick”, One of Hanson’s friend, who she was ma-king a pas-s at said to her. He stretched out her hands to her and she shook it.

“Derrick, I love the name”, she said, wi-nking at him.

“Are you introducing yourself to just her?” Hanson asked.

“My bad. I’m Derrick and I’ve known Hanson since high school. I’m currently working at a pharmaceutical company and I’m definitely single”, he said and his friends laughed.

“Ouuuhh, suddenly I have a pain somewhere. Can you check it out after this?” Alicia asked.

“Sure”, he said to her and one of his friends, hit him on the head.

“Okay. So I’m Tevin and I know this would creep you all out but I just got out of prison like 2 weeks ago”, he said and the girls stared at him and were kind of stiff.

“Yeah, I met Hanson in prison. We were roommates and he was a very good friend to me for the short period he spent in there and when he left, we kept communicating and he’s been there for me in a lot of ways. I currently don’t have a job but Hanson has offered me one at his upcoming restaurant”, he said and Alicia cl@pped her hands.

“That’s awesome! Hanson you’re the best”, Alicia said to him and he smiled.

“Tevin, after this, I would love to hear more about prison. We can be prison buddies”, Alicia said and everyone laughed.

“You’re really funny and sure. We can be prison buddies. Sorry Derrick”, he said, laughing.

Sasha tapped Rachel and asked her to introduce herself.

“Oh yeah. I’m Rachel. I’ve been friends with Sasha since we were kids. We’re basically sisters and uh, I work at my own company and yeah that’s it”, she said and she looked away.

“Nice to meet you Rachel. I have a sister called Rachel too”, one of Hanson’s friends said.

“Really? I bet she’s cute”.

“Yeah. She is. She’s just 5”, he said.

“Aww, I’d love to meet her”, Rachel said smiling.

“Sure you will. I’m Dominic though”, he said and she smiled.

“So yeah. I’m Dominic and I got to know Hanson from church and he’s been like my best friend since then and I’m a software engineer”, he said to everyone.

“That’s nice”, Rachel said to him.

“Mmm, Rachel is ma-king a pas-s. This is a first”, Alicia said and Rachel rolled her eyes at her.

“You look familiar. Were you the one who organized the a p@rty at uhm a house down the…”Hanson said but was interrupted by Sasha.

“Yeah. She’s the one who got you fired!” Sasha said, laughing.

“Huh?” She asked, confused and Sasha explained it to her.

“Oh It was you. I’m so sorry”, she said, laughing and everyone laughed.

“This is interesting”, Derrick said, laughing out more.

“Who’s next?” Alicia asked.

“I’m Chris and uh, I’m currently unemployed. Long story but I’m doing other little stuff for myself here and there”, he said, smiling.

“Nice to meet you”, Sasha said to him.

“I’m Ralph and I’ve known Sasha since high school. I’m currently working at her company and I’m in a relationsh!pwith the beautiful woman sitting by me”, he said and Lilian blu-shed.

“Oh that’s cool”, Dominic said.

“Nice to meet you”, Hanson said, stretching his hand out and he gave him a hand shake.

“I’m Lilian and I’ve known Sasha since uni. I’m also working for her and yeah, I’m d@t!ngRalph”, she said to them.

“Nice to meet you Lilian”, Hanson said, giving her a handshake too.

“You didn’t give me a handshake”, Alicia said to him.

“Oh my bad”, he said, stretching his hand out to her.

“No. I want a hvg”, she said, pouting and he walked up to her and gave her a hvg.

“Sorry. I’m late”, one of the guys said, walking towards them.

“He’s always late”, Derrick said, shaking his head.

“Hi everyone”, he said , taking his seat.

“What’s going on? Are we eating or not?” He asked and the guys laughed.

“We were just introducing ourselves”.

“Oh okay. I’m Kevin and I’m really famished. Can I eat this?” He asked.

“Oh you can”, Sasha said to him.

“What do you do Kevin?” Alicia asked.

“Oh me? I’m a music artist”.

“You sing?” Alicia asked.

“No he dances”, Lilian said to her and everyone laughed.

“Yeah. I sing”.

“That’s awesome. What kind of songs? h!phop?” Sasha asked.

“Nope. RnB, gospel RnB”, he said, smiling.

“That’s awesome. I’d love to hear you music”, Sasha said.

“Oh great. I just re-leased an albu-m last week. You can check it out on all music streaming platforms. It’s titled Bigger than anything and my artist name is Kevin Lish. You can also follow me on all social media platform”, he said to them as he ate his chicken.

“He’s alre-ady marketing himself”, Dominic said, laughing.

“It’s really necessary”, he said to him.

“Great. We’ll do that”, Sasha said, smiling.

They all talked for a while and then they broke up into groups to talk more. Lilian was with Hanson, Derrick was with Alicia, Sasha was with Tevin, Dominic was with Rachel and Ralph was with the rest of the guys.

“So how was prison like?” Sasha asked Tevin.

“It’s hell but the few friends you make over there, make things better”.

“I see. How long did you spend there?”

“Five years”.

“Wow! That must have been tough. I don’t mean to pry but what were you in there for? You can decide not to tell me”.

“Oh it’s fine. It’s behind me now so I don’t care if you know or not. I was there cos of drugs”.

“Ohhh, I see. Did you sell or you were a user”.

“I sold. I was broke and I found myself in the wrong crowd and….”

“Oh you don’t have to explain to me. What matters is that you’re out now and it’s all behind you”.

“Yeah. Thanks for saying that”.

“You’re welcome”.

“Hanson has spoken a lot about you and I’m glad he found you. You’re the best person for him”.

“Thanks for saying that”, she said, chuckling.

“Are you also in the church?” She asked.

“Yeah, I am. When I got out, Hanson took me to his church and now I’m there”.


“Whooooo!!” Alicia said, jumping into the pool and she pu-ll-ed Derrick in.

“That wouldn’t end well”, Hanson said to Lilian.

“Isn’t he also a church guy?” Lilian asked.

“He is but he’s not stable yet. It took a lot of time for him to even start committing to church. We’re all still trying to help him”.

“Then it won’t end up well”.

“Yeah. I’ll be right back, I have to get him out before anything happens”.

“He’s a grown man. Just leave him”.

“Oh no. He’s my friend and I can’t watch him get himself into that right in front of me”.

“Hanson relax. Alicia won’t just give in to him like that”, she said to him.

“Hmmm okay”, he said and he relaxed.

“Sasha was right about you”, she said, chuckling.

“Right about what?”

“You’re like the Paul of our time”, she said and he chuckled.

“She said that? I’m t©uçhed”, he said, smiling.

“Yeah. It’s funny how at first, I didn’t like you but now I think you’re the real deal”, she said and he smiled.

“I’m glad you like me now”, he said, smiling.

“I’m still team Ross though”, she said and he laughed.

“There’s no team Ross anymore”, he said to her and she chuckled.

“Yeah. Sasha seems to be too de-ep in what you two have”, she said to him and then she wi-de-ned her eyes when she realized she and to take care of something.

“I’ll be right back”, she said and she ran off.

She quic-kly took out her phone and called Ross.

“Hey”, he said to be her.

“Ross, don’t go on with the plan. Today is not the best time”, she said to him.

“What? It’s alre-ady happening. I’m alre-ady in her house”, he said and her eyes wi-de-ned.