Married to Mr. Right Episodes 23&24
The ray of light from the sun hit my face from the window. I open my eyes slowly to adjust the light passing through then as I rubbed my forehead lightly.
I turn to see Brian lying beside me. hands holding me in place possessively. His hair was scattered like…wait that was me! I did that to him last night. “make love to me Brian… make me yours!!” my voice echoed in my head.
I pulled up the sheets only to realize that I was without clothes and Brian too. oh dear Lord!
“Morning honey” he said giving me a wry smile as he hovered on top of me.
I quickly stood up, wrapping the sheets around my bare body. just then I realized that I had taken the only cover off of Brian’s body and that he was completely naked. But he didn’t seem bothered about it.
“Brian put on something” I say as I turn my face to the other side.
“But why. you’ve already seen me naked so it’s nothing new” he replied. He was right but I’m not used to it yet.
“Brian I need to shower”
“But I haven’t kissed you yet” he protested
“And I haven’t brushed my teeth yet”
“Really Ciara?. don’t worry, I can handle that” he said getting up from the bed but I rushed into the bathroom and shut the door.
“Open up for me Ciara” he said gently banging on the door.
“Um… I’ll just shower first then we’ll talk”
“I want to shower with you”
what did he just say.?
“maybe next time please” I begged
“don’t worry. I’ll be outside waiting for you. don’t take too long. I love you” he said before I hear him open the bedroom door and shut it. I guess he was gone.
“yeah you too” I say not sure he heard it.
I stood under the shower and turned it on, letting the water work it’s way down my body. I scrubbed and washed myself then spent an extra twenty minutes under the shower just letting the water pour on my skin. My mind kept playing back to what happened last night. part of me enjoyed everything and the other part was a bit confused and worried.
I mean I’ve finally lost my innocence to Brian, my husband which was a good thing but I don’t know what he thinks of last night. I mean he’s had sex with countless women so I had, a lot on my mind.
what if I didn’t please him like they did? did he enjoy it? was it up to his standard?
I know I wasn’t the kind of girl to sleep around but I just wanted to know if maybe ours wasn’t as good as what he’s experienced so far.
I turned off the shower and wiped my body with the towel. then I proceeded to the bedroom. I applied some lotion on my skin and wore a light top and sweat pants.
I did my hair into a messy bun and set out to meet Brian in the living room but when I arrived, he wasn’t there. I heard noise from the kitchen so I assumed he was there and when I entered, behold, he was making pancakes for breakfast some of which were slightly burnt.
He didn’t notice my presence till I walked up to him and wrapped my hands around his waist from behind gently placing my head on his back and a small smile crossed my lips.
“Hey beautiful” he greeted and I could hear the happiness from his tone.
“I never knew that you can cook?” I teased and we both laughed
“I’m trying. it’s not easy. even the recipe is all wrong” he said wiping the sweat off his forehead.
“Who asked you to do this?”
“I wanted to surprise you with breakfast but I guess I ruined everything. silly me”
I took a bite out of the ones he made.
“Tasty” I comment
“Don’t eat that. it’s burnt” he said trying to take it from me but failed miserably.
“But it’s delicious”
“you don’t have to say that its good simply because I made it cause I know you’re trying to please me”
“Alright Brian Salter. next time, make something simple. Toast and Jam or peanut butter and tea would be alright for me” I say and he nod.
“works for me too”
“I’m glad we both agree” I say releasing my hand as I took over from him.
I threw his burnt and sugar infested pancakes down the waste bin and took a bowl to mix another flour to make new pancakes. I whisked the flour adding the other ingredients. All the while Brian held onto my waist, acting like a child. I put the mixed flour into his mouth for him to have a taste.
“Delicious” he commented “you’re a great cook no doubt”
“That’s how you make pancakes”
“Who taught you how to cook?” he asks
“My mother” I say trying to pull up my hair but Brian held it with a band.
“You cook just like my Mom. she’s really good too”
“I know. I tasted her food when we went for dinner at their house remember?” I ask giving him a cornered look
“yup” he said placing a kiss on my neck.
I almost flinched.
“Mr Salter, control yourself”
“I don’t have to if it’s my wife” he said and I gave a light chuckle.
I Made the pancakes and served them on the table for breakfast, making buttermilk to go with it.
“it tastes like the first pancake you made after we got married” he said but I only smile.
I had a lot going on in my mind and I guess he noticed it too.
“Ciara are you okay”
“yeah sure I’m fine” I reply
“talk to me Ciara. if there’s anything bothering you then feel free to tell me” he said in a calm but persuasive voice.
“well it’s about last night” I finally manage to say after finding my voice
“What about it?”
“I just wanted to know if you… well if we” I paused again staring at him “If it was as good as what you’ve ever had”
“I’m serious Brian—”
“Ciara… ” he began “What happened between us last night was the best and most special night of my entire life”
“But you and Janelle—”
he cut me off “what I had in the past was just normal but I can never compare ours with my past. you are my present and future Ciara. forever and nothing is going to change. I love you” he said before munching on his pancakes.
“I love you too” I say kissing his cheeks.
Thank goodness, I was married to a man like Brian. I hated it but now, it’s the best thing that could ever happen to me.
After having breakfast, we settled on the couch to watch a movie. A horror movie to be precise. I sat down next to Brian and placed my head on his shoulder but occasionally hid my face from scary scenes.
“Why are you even watching this?” he asked
“Because you like it”
“But you don’t” he fires back
“I’ll try to”
I tried to watch but each time it became scarier, I would bury my face on Brian’s neck causing him to laugh.
“Alright let’s do something else”
“like what?” I ask
“Um… I don’t know. anything?” he ask and I switched off the television and gently placed a kiss on Brian’s cheeks, then on his nose and lip, he placed me on his thighs and continued the kissing.
“it’s better than the movie”
“I agree” I say kissing him back
we were about going all out when I heard my name coming from outside.
“Alex and Jake” Brian and I chorused at the same time as we burst out laughing.
we heard a knock on the door and I stood up to adjust my dress before going to answer.
“Hi Alex, Hi Jake” I greeted while smiling and waving my hands at the same time.
“Hi Ciara. I’ve missed you. Jake is really pissing me off” she said hugging me.
“Come on. let’s go talk about it” I say taking her hand and signalled Brian that I’ll be inside.
He winked at me and I smile sheepishly.
He always know how to get me going.
I close the door once we were inside and joined Alex on the bed.
“what’s up” I ask in a casual voice
“well I should be asking that Mrs Ciara. Brian is winking at you now and you were smiling? how much have I missed?” he ask and I bit my lip.
I didn’t think she’d see that
“well the thing is that… ” I paused “Brian and I have finally decided to give it a try”
“Give what a try?” she asked with a confused face but just then her face lit up “you’re having a baby?”
“No… I mean not now but we’re going on that path cause we’ve finally fixed our marriage” I tell her
“really? I’m so happy for you. I told you it’ll happen. you’re just good for each other. in fact, perfect” she squealed in delight.
I was forced to blush.
“I just hope everything goes OK. cause I’m still a bit scared that one lady would just walk up to me and claim him as hers. what would I do then?” I asked rubbing my hands. I was happy and sad at the same time.
“He’s your husband now. you married him. not just on paper but on love. and you should trust him and any girl who’s f-----g out of her mind and tries to act funny then, you show them who the wife is” she tells me and I nod.
“So what’s up with you and Jake?”
“He didn’t get me my sundae. so I’m upset” she tells me while rolling her eyes.
“Sundae? just sundae! And I thought you had a fight” I sighed in relief
“We never fight. we talk things out and you guys should do it too. it builds relationships. even when you’re so upset that you feel no one can calm you down then just talk it out” she tells me
“Awwn so sweet” I cooed
“I’m so happy for you girlfriend” she said and hugged me so tight that I could barely breathe.
We came out later to join the others only to find out that they were planning on attending a party.
“You’ll come right Ciara” Jake asks the minute he saw me.
“I don’t know what Brian thinks about it”
I glance at his direction
“I’d love to go if Ciara would go” he said with finality
“the ball is in your court Ciara. so what do you say?” Jake asks
“Say yes please. I really wanna attend this party.” Alex says swinging my hands left, right, front and center.
I tucked my hair after giving it some thought. “Alright then let’s do it”
“Yay” Alex squealed in delight.
I walked up to Brian and Sat down.
“Are you sure?” he asks me in almost a whisper
“yeah I am”
“As long as you don’t take alcohol, I’m cool with it” he teased. I was forced to hit him with the puff. Must he bring it up everytime?
what a JERK!
I applied my makeup, styled my hair and wore my clothes. it was a red off the shoulder cocktail gown and a slit running down from my thighs to the hem of the gown.
Brian got it for me. I guess having a mom who’s a fan of designer dress is paying off for him. He knows a lot about fashion and does all the shopping for me. I finished the look with a pair of silver jewelry, black heels and grabbed my purse from the bed.
“perfect” was all I could say as I stared at my reflection in the mirror. I never knew I could pull off this look.
“Ready?” I ask immediately I hear Brian’s footsteps coming from behind. I turn around to see him in a black tuxedo and shoes. Gosh he’s d--n handsome. how did I get so lucky in marrying the perfect husband.
He walked up to me and used his finger to hold up my gaze to meet him. suddenly everything in the room seemed like it doesn’t exist as I stood there staring at my beloved husband. I could be anywhere, anywhere at all, as long as I’m stuck with him.
“you look beautiful” he said bringing down his lips to mine but I placed my hands on his chest to push him back, gently stopping him.
“What’s wrong” he asked as a matter of fact.
“You’ll ruin my lipstick” I say and we both giggle.
“Seriously?” he said, but then “but you can always put back another one” he tells me gently wrapping his hands around my waist.
“You think the lipstick can stop me from kissing you?” he said arching an eyebrow
I didn’t respond.
somehow I wanted that kiss too.
“Let’s see” he said before placing his lips on mine. Nibbling on my lower lip. I opened up for him and he slid his tongue into my mouth to deepen the kiss. I drew his face closer to mine, I don’t want him to stop even though I knew we had to. my fingers wandered through his hair as the kiss became wet. he grabbed my ass possessively, all the while trailing his hands up my thighs through the slit. I stopped him before it could get anymore nastier.
He took one look at my face before kissing my cheeks. I couldn’t help but laugh when I noticed his hair.
“Just look at your hair” I say leading him to the mirror.
“f--k. I just did that some minutes ago” he said taking my brush to smoothen it.
“My lipstick is all gone. thanks to you” I say before applying another one.
my heart was racing.
“If we weren’t in a hurry to leave, I’d have ripped that dress off your body” he said in a low but bold voice
“Thank Goodness we’re in a hurry” I say giving a light chuckle.
I hurriedly adjusted my gown and held onto Brian’s hands.
“So any idea what the party is all about?” I ask Brian as we head out the door.
“Nope. hopefully, we’ll find out once we get there” he said before shutting the door.
We got into the car and Brian took the wheel as we headed to the party.
Once we arrived, we walked inside and d--n the party was massive with a lot of people. I almost felt intimidated especially when I felt everyone was staring at me.
“I’ll get us some drink” Brian tells me and I nod before he walked away. i sat down peering through every corner of the building. my eyes finally caught Alex so I ran up to meet her.
“Hi Alex” I say hugging her and she returned it.
“Hi darling. you look hot” she said and I blushed but recovered quickly.
“You’re rocking the outfit as well”
“I try” she said and we laughed
“where’s Jake? ” I ask .
“He, was here a minute ago” she said scanning through the party to look for him “I’ll go look for him. be right back. and tell Brian I said hi” she
said before leaving to search for Jake. I sat down on one of the party stools as I waited for Brian who was taking much longer than expected to get our drinks. Seconds turned into minutes but he still wasn’t back. where could he have gone now?
I stood up and walked round in search for him. I was getting worried now. I am In a huge party all by myself with no sign of my husband. Darn!
I eyes caught a familiar tuxedo hanging in the shadows talking to a lady. The person looks exactly like Brian. the party lights were a bit dim so I had to move closer to be sure that it was him and there he was talking to a lady in blonde hair dressed in a purple jumpsuit and stiletto. She looked like she was flirting with him. in fact I think she was, and of all the souls on earth, it had to be my husband.
I was boiling with anger. in fact I was furious. he was supposed to be with me and here he was doing the complete opposite of what I expected him to do.
I gave them a scornful look before heading back to the party. I sat down and decided to have a little drink.
Was I jealous? I can’t be jealous cause I know he won’t cheat on me but then I felt like he just did. I mean they were just talking but what if there’s more to it. I’m supposed to trust him but I just feel left out… I guess that’s what we call being jealous.
I felt a hand tap me lightly and I turn to see who was behind me.
“Ciara?” he said and I had to look closely to see who it was.
“OMG Darren” I said immediately hugging him.
“For a second there, I couldn’t believe you were the one sitting here. gosh you’ve changed so much” he said twirling me around
“thanks. you don’t look so bad yourself” I compliment
“So where’s your husband?” he asked
“around here somewhere”
“We have a lot of catching up to do.” he said and I chuckled. we sat down and he ordered drinks as we talked about random stuff.
“You really look so different” he finally says
“in a good or bad way?” I ask arching an eyebrow
“in a good way. you look very different. very beautiful too” he said and I smile
“Wanna dance.” he ask extending his hands for mine
“for old times sake” he said cutting me short. I nod and took his hands as we went to the dance floor.
He held my waist with his hands and I placed mine on his shoulder as we waltzed round the room to the rhythm of the music.
The dance went on smoothly until the music finally came to an end.
Darren held my hand and introduced me to some of his friends. He was thinking I could get back to my career and wanted me to meet some important persons at the party.
We were lost in the conversation until I felt a hand on mine. pulling me away from where I stood. I struggled to break free until I looked up only to realize that it was Brian.
“Let go of me Brian” I scream hitting his hands to lessen the grip on mine.
“We’re going home” he tells me and I forcefully pull my hands from his
“I don’t have time to explain Ciara. let’s just go now”
“I’m not going anywhere” I simply tell him
“Why? so you can stay here in the hands of another man? you should be lucky I didn’t get to ruin that face of his” he spat
“And who are you to judge? you were also in the hands of another woman who is not your wife, leaving me all by myself with no company” I yell
“That? you mean Trisha? that’s my friend from college and we were only trying to catch up”
“Then go ahead and finish catching up cause I’m not going anywhere with you Mr Salter” I said and turn to go but he grabbed my waist and carried me, placing me on his shoulder.
“Put me down Jerk” I yell
“Not until we’re home” he said walking out the door to the car.
“You think it’s easy. I told you I don’t want to see you next to any guy ever” he said once we got to where his car was parked.
“So the rule works for me and not you? and that wasn’t just any guy” I say defending myself.
“So what? he’s your boyfriend?”
“his name is Darren and we happen to be friends long before I even met you” I say and he opened the car and put me down on the seat
“He should be the son of any f-----g human. I don’t care but who gave him the right to dance with my wife let alone touch her” he asks no one in particular.
“so you’re this jealous over a trival issue?”
“my wife is not a trivial issue” he sighed, closed his eyes before starting the engines “let’s just go home” he said before pulling out of the party for home.
I didn’t say much in the car and the minute we arrived, I came down from the car and headed inside to change my clothes. I rushed into the bathroom to have my shower and wore my nightgown then layed down on the bed to sleep. I didn’t say a word to Brian and he deserves it. My night is officially ruined. all thanks to Brian.
Sorry it’s coming late… no light and my phone is almost dead that’s why it’s short. I guess half is better than none…
And get ready for the next chapter cause it’s going to be intense.. we’re bringing back an old character that we seem to have forgotten so anticipate…
Enjoy and good night
To be continued
Written by Jackie