Metamorphosis – Chapter 7 – Confession

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“You idiot! “She exclaimed angrily. “Gosh, why can’t you just see it for yourself? Now I have to spell it out for you!”

“Spell what out?” Tom asked. “Are you feeling alright?”

“No, no I’m not feeling alright! My heart hurts and my head is all in a jumble. I don’t know what to say or do, my palms are sweating and my body is shaking!”

“We have to go to a hospital then,” He said, rushing to the door. “Can you walk?”

“Tom, no!” She grabbed his arm and squeezed tightly. “The best thing in my life is you. I feel this way because of you. Because I love you and I’m nervous and I don’t know what to do. I’ve never felt this way before…”

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She sat down on the bed behind them and laid backwards onto it. “My whole life I’ve had everything handed to me. If I wanted something daddy would just buy it for me. But you can’t buy love. I’ve pushed people away my whole life just to realize that none of them ever pushed back. They just left.”

Tom laid down beside her. He reached out and stroked her hair lovingly. “And you were thinking about all of this in the taxi on your way out of here?”

“Kinda…” She bit her lip, afraid of what she was going to say next. “Carson texted me. He was in the area and wanted to see me, so I went because I wanted to know why the hell he let me walk away. He didn’t fight for me and I wanted to know if it was because of me. Am I a problem?”

“Well?” Tom asked patiently. “Are you a problem?”

She thought about it for a moment. “Maybe sometimes, but in this case it was him who was the problem. He told me that dating me meant dating my dad in a sense. And I realized that with you, I never felt like I was competing for anything. You aren’t afraid of my dad. You want to date me and you’ve made that known. I couldn’t ask for anyone better than you. I know I have to fight for you just as much as you’ve fought for me. I’m just scared.”

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“I fight for you because I love you” Tom could feel himself becoming choked up as one emotion rose up after another. “I don’t know if that’s enough if you’re not willing to fight for me too. It was horrible watching you walk away tonight. It was like watching the world fall down around me.” He sighed stroking her long silky hair “in a very real sense my world did fall apart tonight. I didn’t know if I’d ever see you again.”

“Tom” she turned to snuggle her face into his chest “I’m sorry. I don’t know what else to say. What I did was unforgivable. I was scared. I’ve never been that scared or lost before.” Her fingers curled into his shirt “but I came back because this is where I belong.”

“You belong in my brother’s home” he asked chuckling a little as he made a pathetic attempt at making a joke.

“No you idiot” she sat up a little to gaze into his face. She brought her hands up to cup his face “I belong wherever you are. If you still want me.”

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“If I want you” he echoed her words. “If I didn’t want you it wouldn’t have hurt so much to watch you ride away in that taxi. It felt like my heart was being pulled from my chest while it was still beating.” He sat up wrapping his arms around her “I want you forever where I can hold you in my arms.” He gave her a little smirk “even if that means I have to date your dad to accomplish that.”

“No you absolutely will not” she raised her lips to his “from this moment on there’s only me and you in this relationship.”

“I like the sound of that” he leaned in closer their lips brushing softly against the others “can I kiss you now?”

“Do you have to ask” she closed the gap moaning into him. As their passions rose she groaned pulling apart “I wish we weren’t here in your brother’s home.”

“I’m sure he wouldn’t mind” Tom smiled resuming the kiss.

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“But I would.” She stopped him, giving the male a stern look. “There’s a child in this house and…”

“And?” Tom asked, raising a brow. “And what?”

“There’s just certain things you don’t do with children moving about. I learned that from my dad. I won’t take any chances.” She shut her eyes tightly. “He’s such a sleaze sometimes.”

I’m sorry,” Tom mumbled. “He did it…like, while you were there?”

“Yeah, he brought random girls home all the time. He’s Gino freaking Ferrari. You don’t think he got around? I guess he thought I was sleeping all those times, but you hear things. So gross.” She chuckled thinking about it. “Rory might also murder me if that was us and his kid.”

Tom laughed. “Maybe, but maybe he’d also understand. He was in our position at one point to.”

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“Speaking of…” She kicked up off the bed. “I have to apologize to them I’ve been rude and they’ve opened their home to me. I want to buy them a nice bottle of wine or something.”

“Aren’t you supposed to do that before you enter the home?” Tom asked, standing with her.

“I suppose, yeah. But I don’t play by the rules, or so I’ve been told.” She pulled her phone out. “I know a guy who could deliver us some red wine in an instant. Seriously. High quality stuff too.”

“High quality? We could use some of that too. Oh hey!” His eyes lit up. “Can you cook with Eddie tonight?”

“Huh?” She asked. “He wouldn’t mind that?”

“He would low key love it. But I say low key because well…on one hand he’s very interested in cooking but…” Tom looked for the right words. “He’d love to learn with you, but you gotta let him cook his own meal.”

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She nodded. “Yes, I do remember that. That’s why I thought it was weird. So, I should oversee his cooking?”

“Tips and tricks.” He kissed her cheek. “A cooking lesson from the best. Plus, I think Eddie will realize what I see in you when he sees you cook. I want him to see you in action up close. It’s life changing.”

“If he’ll allow me too, I’ll be happy to give him tips. But..how do I get Rory on my good side!? The guy hates me!”

“He doesn’t hate you. He dislikes your attitude,” Tom clarified. “You’re an acquired taste.”

“Yes, I know.”

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Taking her hand Tom pulled her towards the door. “Wait” she cried “I need to order the wine.”

“Oh right” he grinned “make the call.” He tapped his foot impatiently on the floor earning himself a frown from Faye.

“Be nice” she mouthed over the phone.

“I’m always nice” he moved in close to wrap his arms around her. “You’re the one who needs to be reminded to be nice.”

“I…well sometimes” she agreed grudgingly as she finished making the order. “It’s a lot harder to let people in then it is to keep everyone at arms length. I promise I’m going to do my best.”

“I know you are” he kissed her cheek as his hand slid down to take hers. “Come on let’s go.”

Chapter 6 – Brotherly Love / Chapter 8 – Apology

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