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Chapter 23

  • Kiara:
  • I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t smiling like an idiot. The one thought that swarmed through my mind was the date I was in, the fact that it was a real date. Free of boundaries, free of being fake for someone, I wasn’t trying to impress him and I knew for fact that he wasn’t trying to impress me either. The man was being as genuine as I was being, and I was going to be lying if I said that I didn’t like it.
  • “I take it things went well?” Grace asked taking sight of me as I entered the house looking like I won a billion dollars. She raised an eyebrow at me as she waited for me to explain my situation and I couldn’t help the smile that formed on my face as I remembered the date. I knew that I was being stupid for believing what he was doing after everything. But I couldn’t help but want to live the moment. Having struggled enough, I wanted to believe that something good happened, even if it was momentary.
  • “The word well would be an understatement to describe how things went” I said looking at my sister who raised an eyebrow at me. I smiled and sat on the couch by her side, telling her everything that happened. She smiled, but I could also tell that it looked somewhat forced, I frowned in confusion at her expression and she took my hand in hers softly squeezing it.
  • “Kiara, don’t you want to take things a little slow though? Not trust or give into him too much?”  Grace said gently. I knew that she was threading her words carefully as not to hurt me. I smiled at her knowing that she was right, putting a hand on top of hers. I squeezed it softly. Her hands were sandwiched between my own as she smiled at me.
  • “Don’t worry, love. I am yet to forget everything he did to me, there would be no way for me to do that so easily. The man has to get my trust back, I can’t handle another heartbreak from his part again” I said looking my sister in the eye. What she didn’t know was that I did truly feel something for the man, I wasn’t even sure if he was aware of that or not. Hell, I wasn’t even aware of it until after the two of us had our last argument, him not wanting to see me, the jealousy I felt when I first saw Briana around him. It all hurt, a lot more than I would dare to admit, but it hurt. The clench I felt in my chest was one that I only felt for one man before him, I hadn’t thought of caring enough about any other man after that. However, it seems like things have taken a turn of events with Thomas and my heart decided to open up for someone again.
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