Alright Here We Go!
“OH Jack I didn’t see you there. I’m sorry let me cover up.”
“No need. It’s ok, I wasn’t really looking anyway. I was more interested in your painting. I didn’t know you could paint.”
“Oh this, yea I guess I do but nothing serious.” Jack knew she was lying
“That doesn’t look like someone isn’t serious about their craft. Your amazing Gwen, I think you could be a great painter some day.”
“Oh thanks, Jack. Is there something you need?”
“Oh yea right, I need you to get dressed, you coming out with me”
“But Jack, we-”
“This isn’t a date or anything, its just two friends going out for the evening.”
“But Jack its like 3 in the morning”
“Oh ok, well out the morning now hurry up and get dressed.”
“I don’t think-”
“Just think of if as my way of trying to repay you giving me my life back.”
“Oh alright, I’ll be down in a min.”
Jack started to walk out the door
“Great, oh and Gwen”
“I thought you weren’t looking!”
“I may have saw a cheek or two but still doesn’t change the fact that you need to hurry up.”
After showering and getting dressed, Gwen caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror. She wondered to herself if she could really do this. She could remember standing there looking at Jack as if he were someone knew. The thought of Jack’s kiss still made her knees weak. She remembered wanting to embrace him and kiss him again but she couldn’t. She wouldn’t after remembering Jack was her boss. Gwen wouldn’t allow herself to be some dumb cliché in a book somewhere. She wasn’t going to do this to herself again. Even though she knew her feelings for Jack weren’t going anywhere, she made it up in her mind that it wasn’t meant to be. With that in mind, Gwen took a deep breath and went down stairs
When she came outside, she had realized that Jack was already in the car waiting. Gwen heard him honk the horn as if he was telling her to hurry up.
“Whats the rush” she thought
In the car, it was silent. A deep awkwardness filled the air and it was beginning to make Gwen feel uneasy.
“So where are we going. You still haven’t told me.”
“Oh it’s sort of a surprise.”
“A surprise? Really?”
“Yea, but hold on to excitement. We are almost there.”
The pulled up along side of a curb near a building across the street.
“Is this it?”
“No but look over there!”
Suddenly Jack blindfolded Gwen and spun around a few times.
“Jack what are you doing!”
“Just trust me alright. Its going to be ok”
Jack lead her to a beach where the sun was just about to rise. The view was spectacular and you could see the light house from a distance. Jack untied the blindfold “Ta-da!”
Gwen was breath taken.
“Oh Jack this is beautiful!”
“Yea I know, I come here some mornings before you wake up and jog along side of the water”
“Wow, I would have never known but it does explain why sometimes your shoes are soaked. I just figured you stepped into the shower with your shoes on”
They both laughed and enjoyed the sunrise a little while longer.
Just Gwen was going tell Jack something, she realized he was gone. She turned around and saw him making a drinks at the beach bar.
“Hey Ms Mayflower, care for a morning mimosa?”
“I didn’t know you could mix drinks”
“Well let’s just say I learned a few things in the time you were gone”
“Where is your drink?”
“Oh no, I’m trying to quit. I don’t people thinking I’m a drunk again.”
“Good for you, I didn’t even have to tell you to do it.”
“Haha very funny, I’ll just take some water instead”
Gwen laughed and took a drink
The thought of the other night was still weighing heavy on Jacks mind. He didn’t know what it was but he had to know what Gwen felt about it or even if she liked it. In the back of his mind he hoped that one day they could be together.
“Hey Gwen can we talk?”
Those words made Gwen cringe. Every time Jack has ever said those words, something bad happens or Gwen lets her guard down and she gets emotional.
“Look Jack if its about the kiss-”
“That’s just it. I want to know how you felt about it. I mean I am sorry fro kissing you but I want you to know that I don’t regret it. I meant it when I said you mean more to me then just my maid. I want to know if I mean more to you then just your boss.”
Gwen looked away for moment. He wasn’t making this easy. Why couldn’t he be he usual self centered self? Why couldn’t he just be how he used to be? Denying her feelings for Jack was getting harder and harder the more caring and thoughtful he became.
“I don’t know Jack, it just a lot to think about.”
“I’m sorry if I pressured you, I just wanted to know how you felt about me.”
“Just know that I don’t hate you, ok?”
Jack smiled and said “I could live with that”
Maid in Love Ch5
Feb 12, 2012 by Jessl3etch
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