NEW 9JA STORY: Amanda [EP 31] ||


EP 31

So, you stared into a guys eyes and he did same; you guys bonded for that moment and had chemistry; then he moves closer with intent and purpose; his steps are sure and determined; you’re sure he is going to kiss you but he walks over and says “there’s lipstick on your face”’, honey, that guy meant to kiss you, he just lost his courage’ Alex replied. She was more experienced than Amanda so she had answers to such a question.

‘Really? Are you sure’? Amanda was glad, that meant he felt it too, the positive vibe that brewed between them.
‘So did Nathan tell you that? He didn’t strike me as a shy guy’ Alex rolled her eyes.
‘Um, yea, I was really surprised too’ Amanda lied.

She told Alex about Wendy; about Greg’s attitude and his hate for blue eyed blondes.
She saw a glint of amusement in Alex’s eyes and she had a feeling her friend had been keeping a secret from her.
‘I knew about his hate for blondes, but I just couldn’t tell you; it would’ve broken your heart’ Alex laughed.
‘Wait, was that why you asked me to wear a hat’? Amanda smiled. She couldn’t believe this, why would Alex play tricks on her.
‘I am so sorry; Morgan stated clearly that his boss was allergic to blondes with blue eyes; I lied to him too and I am so sorry’ Alex kept on laughing; she laughed so hard till her insides ached and a tear slipped from her eyes.
‘Are you okay Alex’? Amanda noticed she was crying.
‘I broke up with him’ she sobbed.
‘What? Morgan’? Amanda swallowed, she had know her friend wasn’t okay; there was something off about her. She had lost her charm and her cheer.
‘Yes, I broke up with him, I miss him so much’ Alex cried hard.
‘Why? What happened’? Amanda inquired.
‘He…I think we’re just too different, it was never going to last long but I really felt happy that I met him’ she sobbed.
‘I am so sorry Alex’ Amanda comforted her. She cried along her friend, but her tears weren’t totally for Alex; the tears were reserved for her own heart; she was heavily drawn to Greg and he had something serious with Wendy.
‘Thank you, so, about the list, what are you going to get for your boss’ Alex switched the topic, she wanted to lighten the atmosphere.

Ending things with Morgan had really hurt her, but everything she did was for Amanda who deserved her undying loyalty. She felt stupid about it sometimes though.
‘Pistachio nuts’? Amanda winked.
‘That’s cool’ Alex nodded.
‘And, I have this, you are going to help me, I didn’t want to do this at home, my mother would’ve totally freaked out’ Amanda fetched a pack from her bag.
‘What’s this’? Alex lifted a brow.
‘Dye. I don’t want to be blonde no more, I want to be a brunette’ she winked and handed the package to Alex.
‘Are you sure you want to do this’? Alex was skeptical.
‘More than sure’ Amanda replied.
She wanted her relationship with Greg to turn out perfectly; she was going to get him pistachio nuts and she had get rid of her blonde hair. That should fix it! That’s what she thought.

Hate filled her heart as she stared at the profile of Greg’s personal assistant; even though Greg had professed love for her, she was still not satisfied, she couldn’t trust him completely.
Only few men could resist such a charming woman and Greg was not on that least.
‘Amanda Atkins, Humboldt University’ she whispered and took down some notes about her.
She was going to keep to her promise and get her fired when she least expected it.
Satisfied, she turned off her laptop and moved over to the dining; her insides yelled for food; she moved over to the table and fed on the remnants of chicken wings.
‘That’s not really healthy for a pregnant woman’ Elena replied, she had just checked her daughter’s room, but she had not found Wendy there.
‘That’s what the baby craves for’ Wendy rubbed her belly.
‘When do you start your baby shopping’? Elena asked.
‘After we are married’ Wendy replied and poured herself a glass of water.
‘How is Greg taking it now’? Elena asked.
‘Fine’ Wendy replied but the wave of unhappiness written on her face couldn’t be easily dismissed.
‘What’s wrong darling’? Elena moved to her side.
‘Nothing. Just his personal assistant, she dresses like a b—h and she tried to seduce him today. I’ve asked him to fire her but he isn’t willing to’ Wendy suddenly lost appetite.
‘Honey, I know we wanted you to get married to Greg but if you don’t want to marry him; you don’t really have to. We’ll accept this child and raise it like our own; I and your father had a very happy marriage and I want same for you honey; I want you to be happy’ she rubbed her hair gently.
‘But I am happy mother, I am really happy with Greg. He is the right man for me and nobody can stand between us’ Wendy replied.
‘I know he is the right man but what if you have that perception because you have not fallen in love with any other guy before? All your life has been built around Greg; sometimes I felt he didn’t deserve you. Are you really sure about him’? The woman repeated.
‘Yes. He is coming with me to see the doctor tomorrow, isn’t that romantic’? She peered at her mother with smiling eyes.
‘Yes it is. Just be careful with your heart’ Elena placed a kiss on her forehead.
‘I will be, I am working on it’ Wendy replied sagely.



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