"Nate, I swear I'm gonna kill you when you come out. I'm going to be late on my first day," I kept pacing outside the bathroom as he was taking forever to come out.
"Relax, baby girl. I'm the one who is going to drop you," came his reply, making me roll my eyes.
Baby girl? Okay, that's a new nickname!
"Quit it and come out before I break this door," I yelled in frustration.
"You know I'll open the door if you don't mind seeing me naked," he yelled back, making my eyes go wide. Woah! Naked? I shook my head, trying not to picture him naked.
"Eww, come out please!" The door burst open suddenly, revealing his wet torso. He just had a towel wrapped around his waist and his hair was wet from the shower. Oh, fuck me already. I licked my lips unknowingly and flicked my eyes to meet his gaze. He had a huge smirk plastered on his face and came closer towards me.
"From the way you look at me, I don't think you wanted to say 'Eww', Becca," he said in a deep raspy voice and brushed past my shoulders. I let out a breath that I didn't know I was holding. Okay, he never acts like this around me. What was he trying to do? Maybe he was just teasing me. I didn't try to read much into it and went to take a bath as I was running late.
I quickly wore a blue dress that reached till my knees and brushed my hair to get out the knots. I applied minimal make-up to keep it natural and looked at myself in the mirror. Once I was satisfied with the way I looked, I grabbed my things and headed out to find him all dressed for work. He looked so sophisticated and formal.
Damn, what happened to the carefree playboy look?
"Don't," he muttered, eating his cereal as I tried so hard to hide my smile. I've never seen him in formals and this was something new.
"You do clean up good, Wilson," I teased him, grabbing a bowl for myself and started to eat.
"I wish I could say the same," he stuck out his tongue in a playful manner while I just rolled my eyes. He kept going through his phone and I ate silently, stealing glances at him now and then. We soon left the house and were on our way.
"Alright, good luck, Becca. Go get em," he pulled me in for a hug and I hugged him back tightly, enjoying the warmth of his arms. I noticed that he hugged me a bit longer than usual and finally let go of me.
"Bye, Nate." I smiled and was about to get down but he held my hand, stopping me. I felt jolts of pleasure running through my body. I turned around slowly to find his gaze on me.
"Uhh...I was kidding earlier. You do look great," he gave me a small smile which made my heart leap from my chest and I tried to fight the blush that was threatening to creep on my face.
"Tell me something I don't know," I flipped my hair, trying to act cool. He chuckled, tousling my hair.
"You know how much I hate when you do that, Nate," I frowned, trying to fix my hair.
"And you know how much I love annoying you," he winked at me. I shook my head with a small smile and got out of his car. I watched him drive away and felt optimistic about us for the first time in forever. Maybe I should make the move first.
Yeah right, if only I was brave enough for that!
I walked inside the school building, wearing a huge smile on my face. I couldn't wait to start teaching the little kids. Once the principal explained to me all the basics and the system. I made my way towards the classroom. Once I entered, I found a bunch of bright little faces, looking at me eagerly.
"Hello everyone, I'm your new teacher and you call me Ms. Thompson or Becca," I gave them a friendly smile but they looked at me like I was an alien.
Okay, not the worse reaction.
I started to talk friendlier so that they wouldn't be intimidated and after an hour or so I could see some smiles.
Gosh, these kids were so darn cute.
"So our first lesson today is going to be drawing," I explained and started to write on the board when I heard few murmurs behind me. I turned around to find everyone looking at the door and turned to my side to see a little girl, standing near the door, wearing a small backpack, looking frightened. She looked to her side and tried to call someone. I went closer and bent to her level.
"Hello," I smiled so that she wouldn't be scared of me.
"Hi," she said in a cute voice, making my heart melt in an instant. She was so damn cute.
"I'm so sorry that she is late on her first day, we were searching for her favorite socks and ran out of time," I heard a deep voice from above me and looked up to find a guy around my age with messy brown hair that looked so sexy and he was wearing a fitted white t-shirt and cargo pants. I quickly stood up and meet his gaze which was a beautiful shade of blue. He had high cheekbones, full plump lips and a hint of a beard. I realized that I was staring at him for a long time and looked down at the kid.
"It's okay, are you her brother?" I asked with a small smile.
"Oh no, I am her dad," he chuckled and my eyes went wide.
"Wow," I blurted out loud while he had an amusing look on his face, "Umm... I mean.. I'll take care of her, she will be fine," I rushed out, giving an awkward smile. He looked like he was trying to control his smile.
Oh god, kill me!
"Thank you so much and she won't be late again, Ms--"
"Thompson, Rebbeca Thompson,"
"Xavier Philips," he smiled, extending his hands and I shook it. He had a firm grip and I quickly pulled back my hand as if it burnt.
"Nice to meet you," I tucked my hair behind my ears, nervously as he kept staring at me. I held out my hand for the little girl and she looked up at her dad. He bent down and spoke something to her in a hushed tone.
"Be a good girl, Hannah," he hugged her and kissed her chubby cheeks. My heart warmed at the sight in front of me and he finally stood up.
"See you around, Ms. Thompson," he flashed me a sexy smirk, before walking away and I let out a huge sigh.
Well, he was one hot daddy!
Fuck, I should definitely get laid. I pushed back my inappropriate thoughts and bent down to find the little girl staring at me with her doe eyes.
"So Hannah, that's a beautiful name, Why don't you find a seat and we can start drawing?" I grinned and her face light up. She nodded eagerly and ran to find a seat. I couldn't help but smile at how adorable she was and continued my class. The rest of the day went by quickly and I had a great time with the kids.
Not bad for a first day!
Once the classes were over, I decided to take a cab since Nate would get out of work only around 6 pm. While waiting for the cab, I noticed a truck pull over and Xavier got out of it. Hannah rushed towards him and he swooped her into a huge hug. I smiled at how happy they looked and felt my heart ache with sadness. I never knew what it was like, to have a father. Xavier seemed to be a really good dad and I was happy that Hannah had him. I blinked back my tears and walked towards the entrance before they could see me. The cab finally pulled over and I got in.
On my way back home, I couldn't help but wonder if I would ever have a relationship with Nate and maybe one day have kids with him. I know it seemed far fetched but I wanted those things with him. I know it may sound stupid but I wanted the fairytale romance. Fuck, I was a 23 year old, virgin who hasn't been in a single relationship because I was waiting for my best friend to notice me. I realized how pathetic I was and wiped my tears away angrily.