Married to Mr. Right Episodes 15&16
I woke up and was greeted by Brian’s face.
he slept really close to me that our faces were touching
How did we get here? last thing I remembered was—
I fell asleep on his shoulders but how come we’re both on the bed.
He grinned and placed his hand on my hips possessively. he’s forming a habit with this and I can’t risk it. I ran my hands over my body quickly.
I heaved once I realised that I was still on my clothes.
So that means nothing happened between us last night.
I glanced at the alarm clock. it was almost eight in the morning. how did I sleep so late. I tried pulling Brian’s hands from my hips but he tightens his grip on them. I tried to wiggle free but it felt kinda impossible.
He pulls me closer to him as if he wanted to kiss me but I looked away.
“Brian get your hands off of me” I say trying to hit him but he caught my hands and opened his eyes.
I stared at my hand and back at his face.
He looked amused and confused at the same time.
“were you trying to hit me?” he asked pinning my hands on the bed as he hovered over me.
“You were making it almost impossible for me to get up” I grinned
“You were the one who slept so close to me” he growled running his other hand through his hair.
“Get off of me Brian” I yelled
“So you can yell now? some hours ago, you were screaming about how scared you were of the dark” He said through gritted teeth.
my eyes wandered down to Brian’s body only to realize that he was shirtless.
D--n those abs!!
Shut up Ciara. you literally hate this guy. You shouldn’t let his amazing body structure get to you!
“I’m not scared now, so get off” I say and he climbed down from the bed and made his way to the bathroom.
If this keeps up, we’ll be having millions of kids in less than thirty minutes.
I got up from the bed and picked Brian’s clothes from the floor. he has a habit of throwing things everywhere and anywhere he liked.
I waited for him and went in to have my shower.
I changed into something cool and suitable.
The weather was nice.
I was preparing breakfast when I heard a knock on the door.
“I’m coming” I yelled running to open it.
“Hi” They greeted immediately I opened up.
I guess they were the ones living next door.
“Hello” I greeted
“we saw you yesterday but waited for you guys to settle down before we came to say hi” she explained.
From the look of things, I guess she was almost my age or a year older.
“Yeah we were kinda busy”
“I’m Alex and this is my husband Jake vreeke.” she said extending her hands for a, shake and I took it.
“Who’s at the door Ciara” I heard Brian’s voice behind me.
“Our neighbors” I reply
he stuck his head through my shoulders to see.
he wasn’t putting on clothes as usual.
“I guess you guys are busy, we’ll come back later” Alex said immediately she saw his bare skin.
Busy? doing what?
“no we’re not.” I say “Brian please put on something” I beg.
“Alright. come in.” Brian offered and they stepped inside.
He walked inside to dress up and came back a while later.
“what can I get you? tea or coffee?” I ask
“Tea would be very much appreciated” Alex said winking at Jake.
“I’m Brian and that’s my wife Ciara” I overheard Brian telling them
I almost puked. wife?
“He’s your tea” I say placing the tray in front of them and pouring into their glasses.
“Thank you” they said taking a, sip.
I sat down next to Brian and he wrapped his hands round my waist.
I looked at him but he faked a smile as if he didn’t know what he was doing.
“Would you mind joining us for breakfast. my wife is really a great cook” Brian tells them
What is wrong with him?
“Sure we will” Jake reply
“I’ll help you set the table” Alex offered and stood up to follow me into the kitchen while the guys tried to catch up.
“So I guess you came here for your honeymoon right?” she asked and I nod
“We did too. since last week. it was nice to be alone with each other and no one to interfere” she said setting the plates
“that is if you love each other” I mumbled
“Nothing” I reply sharply
we set the table and they joined us.
We ate our breakfast as conversations drifted through the air.
Alex and Jake are really nice people and I admire the way they acted as couples. I mean envied. I’ve always wanted a relationship like theirs. too bad I’m stuck with Mr_No_Good.
I took a bite out of my baguette and kept on looking at them.
I’m really enjoying their company.
“So I was thinking if you guys would love to go swimming today. the beach here is nice” Alex suggested with a low voice
“I’m sorry but I’m scared of water.” I say
“I guess you’re scared of everything” Brian said in almost a whisper.
I glanced at him and he was trying to hide back his laughter
“that’s okay. we could teach you. it’s pretty simple. I also had that phobia but Jake gave me some pointers and I’m OK” she nods as she spoke.
“Yeah Ciara. we could teach you” Brian said, sarcasm down his throat.
“No thanks. I didn’t come with any swim wear” I protest
“that’s not a problem. I have tons of swim wear I bought from a consignment store. you could check it out. I’m positive it’ll look great on you” Alex said trying to convince me.
I nodded after giving it much thought.
“Great so it’s a double date” she beamed with smiles
“I’ll help you pack lunch then” she offered
“That’ll be nice of you”
We arrived at the beach in Jake’s car.
We unpacked and set up on the beach.
“We can change to our beach wear in that store over there” Alex said grabbing my hands.
“Wait we have to help them set up everything”
“They can handle it. right Jake?”
“Sure go ahead. we’ll manage” Brian said and jake nods slowly
“Alright. come on Ciara”she said pulling me towards the direction of the store.
we got inside the changing room once we arrived there.
” Here this would look great on you ” she said handing me a lightly colored bikini.
“holy shit! I can’t wear this” I cursed
“it’s the beach Ciara. no one cares about what you wear for swimming. everyone is putting on the same thing”
“I can’t walk around the beach in that. it’s just like not putting on clothes at all” I say biting my finger like a three year old
“You’ll be fine trust me. And I’ll be right next to you.” she said handing them over to me.
I reluctantly took it and got inside to change.
I looked like a mannequin in this. I mean I’ve worn something worse than this so it’s kinda similar.
“I’m screwed” I say staring at the mirror in the changing room.
I took a breath before finally stepping out of the room.
“Wow.. you look awesome” Alex compliments
“You think?” I gave a quizzical look
“Brian’s gonna need a baby after he sees you in this” she tells me and just then my mind flashed back to penny and Brian’s mom.
“Great. another thing to worry about.. kids” I thought to myself.
“Come on. let’s go out”
“Out? like right now?”
“yeah. you can’t enjoy the beach if you’re gonna be cooped up in here” Alex Said letting her hair fall loose on her shoulders. she applied a lipstick as stared at the mirror.
“You should totally loosen your hair from the band. it’ll make you look more pretty” she pressed on
“Don’t worry I’m OK” I say and she shrugged.
I managed to come out of the changing room in one piece apart from the lipstick that Alex insisted that I apply.
i noticed Brian eyes on me the minute he saw us walking up to them.
I couldn’t read the expression on his face.
he looked surprised like he’s seen a ghost or something.
“Wow” Jake said immediately we approached them
For some reason, Brian couldn’t take his eyes off of me.
I was getting more embarrassed by the minute.
Alex jumped on Jake’s back begging for a piggy ride. they looked so cute together.
I glanced at Brian and shifted his gaze, pretending not to notice me.
“Let’s have a little competition. we’ll both a piggy back race. last couple to make it back owes the other a victory meal” Jake suggested making Alex squeal in Delight.
“let’s do it. it’ll be so much fun” she added
“No. no no. you guys can go. we’ll be right here waiting for you” I say
“You can’t have a competition all by yourself. are you trying to chicken?”
“Of course not” Brian said releasing his hands from his trunks. That was when I noticed Brian was shirtless again.
“We can do it. right Ciara?”
“no I can’t.” I say sitting on the beach mattress
“Yes we can. do be a fun sponge” he said pulling me up from the mattress.
“Come on. get on my back” he ordered.
“This is literally insane” I say and he bent on one knee in front of me. “I won’t drop you I promise” he adds
I reluctantly got on his back. wrapping my hands round his neck and my legs round his waist.
Brian is piggy backing me?
I tried to laugh but restrained from doing so.
I almost flinched when his arms got hold of my thighs from under. this is intense.
We race there and back with Alex and Jake trailing behind us. Brian was already sweaty by the time we arrived.
I jumped down and sat down next to Brian.
“So I guess you guys owe us a meal then” Brian said causing us to laugh.
“I was joking when I said that. you didn’t take it seriously did you” Jake said trying to hold back his laughter but he blew it and laughed heavily.
“Wow. best beach day ever” Alex Said running towards the beach and Jake followed.
I was about to follow when Brian pulled me back to him.
his eyes wandered from my eyes down to my legs.
“Brian quit staring. you’re getting me embarrassed”
“I never knew you looked this pretty” He said tucking my hair behind my ears “I almost went crazy when I saw you wearing this”
Why is he saying this to me?
I guess that’s what he says to all his numerous girlfriends before having sex with them.
And he thinks I’m just so stupid to fall for it.
“Tell that to Janelle when she comes for a visit next time.” I say trying to break free but he holds on
He reached for my ponytail and loosened the band on it making my hair fall on my shoulders.
“There now you look complete” he says staring into my eyes.
What is wrong with him.
“Brian? Ciara. get in here” Jake yelled from the beach.
“We’re coming” Brian yelled back
“Let’s go” he said taking my hands
“Yes let’s go” I say and we walked down to meet them in the water.
I finally got over my fear thanks to Alex and Jake and Brian.
We got out some hours later and rode the beach buggy.
Then got back into the water again.
After swimming for hours, we packed our things and headed home. Although Alex insisted we stay a bit longer but after being persuaded by Jake, she decided to go home too.
We got into Jake’s car and Brian drove us home since Jake was too tired to take the wheel. I guess today wasn’t so bad after all…
We all echoed at the same time round the dinner table.
We were having dinner at Alex and Jake’s garden tonight. They decided to give us our victory meal even when we tried to oppose the idea.
Actually, we were having the meal together.
They were almost like family now. we even decided that both families would be having dinner together from now on.
I helped Alex prepare the meal and d--n, she is such a great cook. I overheard Jake saying that she once attended a chef programme in LA before they got married so it’s pretty obvious that she’ll be this good.
“To Brian and Ciara for winning the piggy race” Jake said causing us to laugh as, we clinked our glasses together.
“D--n. you guys were pretty good today. like a, pro” Alex said giving Jake a soothing massage on his shoulders with her hands.
“Yeah. we make a pretty good team” Brian said I smiled sheepishly
Jake poured more wine into our glasses. I was about to take a sip when Brian stopped me, grabbing it from my hands.
“What’s wrong” I ask
“No alcohol remember? have you forgotten what happened the last time?” He said staring intently at me.
“What happened last time” Alex asked tilting her head to one side as she tucked her hair behind her ears “Did you get drunk Ciara?” she asked waiting for an answer.
“Worse” Brian said as he narrated the entire ordeal to both of them. They ended up giggling.
“Wow who knew Ciara could be such a super woman” Jake teased
“Yeah yeah laugh it out. pretend I’m not even here” I say raising both hands in the air
“We’re only Messing with you. don’t take it too personal” Alex said nudging my elbow and I let out a low laugh.
“Yeah I know”
“but please let her off the hook for today Brian. I mean you’re here to help her if she gets out of control right” Jake said
“And what if we both get wasted?” Brian asked a logical question
“you’re man and wife so I’m sure you’ll both be able to handle it” Jake said putting a forkful of chicken into Alex’s mouth.
She kissed him in return.
“It’s really nice to be here with all of you. today was a good day” Jake said and we shrugged.
“I guess it was” Brian said and we both took a sip.
God! this is such a good wine. I’ve never tasted anything like this in my entire life.
It’s made of natural grapes but tastes so divine.
I couldn’t help it so I kept on having more and so did everyone. The next thing I knew was that I started acting all silly and laughing at the silliest things whether funny or not.
I knew I was drunk but I didn’t want to admit it.
“What’s the time Jake?” I overheard Brian asking Jake who looks completely wasted.
I didn’t hear the rest of the conversation but the next thing I heard was “I better take Ciara home. she’s not feeling too good”.
I felt Brian hands holding me tight. He pulled me up and carried me in his arms inside the house. He closed the door once we were in.
” Brian let’s drink some more ” I tell him but he looks at me in disbelief. I knew he was drunk too.
“No Ciara. let’s go to bed.”
“But I want to have a talk and with my husband over some bottles please” I begged leading him to the couch.
We sat down and I poured some wine into the glass.
“Ciara you have to stop. you can’t control yourself if you keep on drinking like this” he warns but I only smile.
“Then maybe you should try to control me don’t you think?” I asked biting my lower lip seductively.
“Brian. do you think I’m pretty?” I ask. What was I even thinking now.
“Yeah a lot”
“And if you don’t love me then why’d you get married to me?” I said in almost a whisper
“I wanted to make you pay for what you did to me. you humiliated me Ciara. I had to get back at you somehow” he explains
“By marrying me?”
“you insulted my parents and made me look like a fool”
“Yeah” I giggled “I can’t believe I did it for people who never considered me part of their family.” I sighed.
“What are you trying to say?”
“I found out that I wasn’t their daughter. I did everything for them. including getting married to save their sorry asses. I worked my butt off to provide for them only to be tossed away like trash one day” I say as a tear slide down my cheek “It was painful. to realize that I was only being used. that I never had a right to call them my parents.” I wiped my tears with the back of my palm.
He wrapped his hand around my waist pulling me close to him.
I loved the warmth of his skin. everything felt so right.
I heard Brian say.
“For what?” I ask clueless of what he was apologizing for.
“For everything you went through Ciara.”
“I know I’m not supposed to but I miss them. Believe it or not but they raised me. I owe them that much” I say resting on his shoulder.
“Don’t think about it too much. so you can let go later” he whispered to my ears.
it felt like a soothing massage to my skin.
I nod and he kissed my hair.
I raised my head to look at him. He gave me an intense look.
I was already feeling shy all of a sudden.
I mean he just kissed me.
This honeymoon is doing things to the both of us.
“Get up Ciara. let’s go to bed.” he ordered but in a low voice.
I got up from the couch, holding onto my head.
I was beginning to feel the wrath of the alcohol.
He pulled me closer to him and tried to take me to our bedroom.
He opened the door and led me inside.
The room was dim except from the light that shone from the lamp on the desk making it a possible for us to go all the way in.
He gently laid me on the bed. Took off my heels and my jewelry, then placed it on the desk.
“What is happening to me?” I ask no one in particular
he only smiles “you’ll be fine. you’re not used to alcohol that’s why I never wanted you to have some in the first place”
He reached for my blouse and unbuttoned it taking it off and throwing it on the floor.
It was his habit alright. he reached for my skirt and pulled it down my legs.
I had no time to feel self conscious so I didn’t put a fight with him.
He covered the blankets and then turned to join me on the bed.
My eyes were feeling heavy and I really wanted to sleep.
“Brian” I muttered
“Yes. what is it?”
“Come closer” I whispered hitting the spot I wanted him to sleep lightly.
He smiled “No”
“No?” I gave him a quizzical look “Why no?” I ask not sure why I did.
I was under the influence of alcohol so don’t blame me for this.
“You’re drunk Ciara so you don’t expect me to sleep next to you and plus, the Ciara I know would strangle me to death the next morning if she found me that close to her.” he explained
“You don’t like me do you?”
“I’m not answering that. just fall asleep already” he tells me but I stood up and walked to the direction of the bathroom. I wasn’t aware that I was just in my bra and panties.
I got to the bathroom and started making Puking sounds.
Just then, I felt a hand on my hair pulling it up, and the other rubbing my back softly.
It was Brian, no doubt.
When I was done, I washed my face stood up.
He carried me and walked back to the bedroom then placed me on the bed.
He joined me and I closed my eyes to sleep but it wasn’t possible so I just shut my eyes.
I pushed forward and placed my head on Brian’s chest.
He responded by pulling me closer to him and placing his hand on my Hips.
I loved his scent.
He turned his head to look at me. I felt his hand on my lips and the next thing I knew, he leaned forward and kissed me on my lips before closing his eyes and drifting to sleep.
To be continued
Written by Jackie