Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 29
“It’s a friendly peck”, Chloe said to her.
“I see. If we take this to the bar, will they regard it as a friendly peck?”
“Hanson, I’ll see you later”, she said, walking away.
“Sasha you don’t have to be like that. She’s just being friendly”, Hanson said to her.
“Is that how all your female friends behave around you?”
“Not really but a peck is nothing”.
“Mmm, so I can peck you?”
“Yeah as long as you…”
“Oh your lip?” She said, approaching him.
“Sash, no way”, he said, getting up from his seat.
“Relax. I’m kidding”, she said, laughing and he sat down.
“I don’t like her pecking you”, she said, sitting across him.
“Mmm, then I’ll get her to stop”, he said, grinning.
“Are you sure we should take things slow?” She asked, getting close to him.
“Sasha”, he said, drawing back.
“Why do you keep pulling away?”
“I don’t want us to spoil what we have, let’s take this slowly. There’s time to do all this after marriage”.
“Mmm, you’re marrying me?” She asked, snickering.
“It came out the wrong way”.
“Aww, I’ve never had someone say that to me. No one looks at the long term”, she said, wiggling her brows.
“I’m just saying that if we’re going to do this, marriage should be the goal and it shouldn’t just be a fling or anything of that sort”.
“Okay. I’ll go at your pace”.
“Great. Would you allow me to take you to dinner?” He asked.
“I was wondering when you were going to do that. Honestly if you didn’t ask, I’d have asked”, she said, snickering and he laughed.
“So is that a yes?”
“Of course”, she said, smiling. “Should I wear something sexy or just casual”.
“Just casual would be fine”, he said and she laughed.
“Well I’ll prefer you come with your bare chest”, she said and he face palmed.
“I’m kidding, I’m kidding. We’re on your pace”.
“Alright. I’ll come and pick you up at 7. Is that fine?”
“Yes Papi”, she said to him.
“Okay. Have a lovely day”, he said, getting up. He hugged her and then he left.
Sasha went to her office, dancing and her employees were surprised to see her in such a happy mood.
“Sasha I…” Jennifer said, walking in.
“Come dance with me”, she said to her.
“Sasha, uhh are you drunk?” She asked and Sasha ignored her and continued to dance.
Jennifer left to get her friends to see if everything was alright.
“Sasha. Is everything alright?” Lilian asked, walking in.
“Why are you people such party poopers. Join me in my celebration. Jenny get my PA to get us a wine. We’re celebrating”.
“What are we celebrating?” Ralph asked.
“I lover her in this mood”, Alicia said.
“Hanson finally asked me out on a date”, she said and Lilian rolled her eyes.
“This guy has really gotten you. I’ve never seen you so excited about a first time date before”, Ralph said.
“What do you expect. The man is fine and the way he talks with such calmness and his cocky smile and his eyes when he’s staring”, Alicia said and everyone turned to face her.
“When did you see all this?” Sasha asked.
“Oops. I was the one who took him to the conference room when he arrived and he was such a gentleman and the way he spoke to me was just so mind-blowing. You’ve got the one Sasha. The only turn off is not having money but with just his looks and his mannerisms, I can over look that”, Alicia said, batting her eyebrows.
“You’re so lustful. Your boyfriend should be really worried”, Lilian said to her.
“What’s wrong with admiring God’s creation”.
“Anyway. He’s mine and off limits and I’ll appreciate you not talking about him that way”, Sasha said to her.
“Yes ma’am. I was just but yeah, I’ll back off”.
“So you two are dating now?” Ralph asked.
“I don’t know. He’s not popped the question. He wants to take things slowly”.
“Mmm, but who pops the question these days. You just get along and the relationship starts without being asked”, Alicia said to her.
“Well, Ralph asked me and I’m glad he did. It’s stressful being in an implied relationship”.
“Yeah. I want him to ask me”, Sasha said, smiling.
“I hope he does. We’ll leave you to continue with your celebration”, Ralph said to her.
“So you’re not going to join me”.
“We’ve got work to do and our boss can be really mean sometimes. So I guess we have to get back to work before she snaps back to reality”, Alicia said to her.
“Whatever. I’ll celebrate with Jennifer”, she said and they left.
Sasha closed from work early and was walking to her car at the car park when Ross approached her.
“Oh Lord. Ross what is it?”
“I came to apologize for what happened”.
“It’s fine. I’m fine. It’s all good. I need to get home”.
“Sasha I don’t want you to be mad at me. How can I make it up to you?”
“How about you drop your suit and give him back his job”.
“Are you really still siding with Hanson?”
“If you are here to drag his name through the mud, then don’t waste your breath”.
“I’m not here to do that. I’m here to make peace with you and with Hanson I can’t get it dropped. I’ve received 4 lawsuits from his lawyer. So it’s really going to go down”.
“Okay. All the best then”.
“Sasha I really do care about you and my feelings are still there and I know you’ve still got some feelings for me. Please let’s work this out. I don’t want to lose you. Just tell me what to do and I’ll do it and make things right”.
“I told you to give me space and time and you didn’t do any of that. You were still all up in my face stressing about who I was talking to”.
“I apologize for that. But if you want that. I’ll do it now”.
“Ross. Do you even know where my therapist is at? Do you know anything about how my therapy has been? Do you even know about how my ex Philip had a hold on me and I wasn’t letting go? Do you?”
“You never told me”.
“You expect me tell you. You’re supposed to ask Ross but you were just all about yourself and how I make you feel”.
“I’m sorry Sash. I’ll be better I promise”.
“It’s too late for that”.
“So you don’t have the same feelings for me?”
“I’m still attracted to you but that’s not a reason to want to be with you”.
“You sure?” He said, getting close to her.
“Ross what are you doing?” She asked and he kissed her.
“Ross”, she said, pushing him away.
“Just let me go. Kissing me won’t change my mind”, she said and she walked to her car.
Sasha was in her room, dressing up when Samantha walked in.
“Hanson is here”, she said to her.
“Great. How do I look?”
“You’re going to blow his mind away”, she said, smiling.
“I’m really glad that you two are together. You deserve him. He’s the best”.
“Yeah right? But I’m scared”.
“He’s too good. I feel like something might happen”.
“Hmm. I think you should live in the now and enjoy the moment. If something happens, I know you’ll pull through as you always do but please be positive”.
“Mmm, you’re getting smart as the day goes”, Sasha said and Samantha smiled.
“Don’t keep him waiting”.
“Tell him I’ll be there soon. I’m just touching up on my makeup”, she said and Samantha left.
When she was done, she stepped out and met him at the lounge. He was dressed up in a khaki pair of trousers and a blue stripped fitting shirt which displayed his arms.
“How did I not notice how fine he is since the first time I met him”, she said to herself.
“Wow! You’re looking so pretty and stunning”, he said to her and she blushed.
“I think the color suits you”, he said, referring to her light green dress.
“Thank you. You’re not looking bad yourself”, she said to him.
“Thank you. Shall we?” He said, stretching out his hands and she placed it in his.
He walked her to his car, she got in and he drove off.
He took her to one of the restaurants in town. It wasn’t as huge and classy as the ones she usually went to but she was okay as long as she was with him.
“This place is lovely”, she said as they walked in.
“Yeah. It’s my favorite restaurant”.
“Yeah. The food here is amazing. It’ll blow your mind off”.
“Wow. If you say so I’m sure it would”, she said to him.
They walked to a table and took their seat.
“So what would you like to have?” He asked her.
“Since it’s your favorite restaurant. I suggest you pick out something for me which would blow my mind as you said”.
“Okay”, he said and he called the waitress.
“Hey Hanson. It’s been a long time since you’ve been here”, she said to him.
“Yeah. I got busy with work. How has it been? Is Ken still here?”
“Yeah. He is but he did the day shift so he’s gone”.
“So what would you like to have?” She asked him.
“My usual but make it double”.
“Okay. Will you have your usual drink too?”
“Yeah. Sasha what drink would you like to have?”
“Red wine is fine”.
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“I’m sorry but we’re out of red wine”, the waitress said to her and she was surprised.
“It’s sold out”.
“You didn’t order enough? This creates a bad image for your restaurant”.
“I’m sorry that we don’t have it. What else can I get you?”
“I don’t know. You might end up saying that it’s also sold out”.
“Sasha. I think you should try the cocktails. They’re amazing”.
“Okay. You pick for me”.
“Get her the same cocktail I ordered”.
“Alright”, she said and she left.
“How do they not have red wine?”
“Not every restaurant has red wine. They purchase the drinks according to their customer’s preference”.
“I see. So you come here often?”
“I used to but when I started working at Chevron hotel. I didn’t have the time to come here”.
“You’re looking really gorgeous. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone who is as beautiful as you”, he said to her and she looked away whiles blushing.
“Thank you”, she said to him.
“So how is Samantha and her twin. I don’t think I’ve met her before”.
“I think it’s best you don’t. She’s crazy. Like super crazy”, she said and he laughed.
“But Samantha is fine. I think she’s really happy in your church. She’s always wanted a place to fit in and I guess she’s found that place”.
“I’m happy she feels that way. I wish you felt that way too”.
“Happy in church”.
“You missed church last Sunday and I know it was intentional”.
“I was at my friend’s place”.
“If you really wanted to come, you would have gone home”.
“Fine. It was intentional but it wasn’t because I didn’t like the church or anything. I was avoiding you”.
“What do you think?”
“Mmm. I see but I shouldn’t be the reason why you wouldn’t want to go to church. No one should be the reason why you wouldn’t want to go to church”.
“Mm. Don’t worry, I’ll be there this Sunday”.
“Great. I would want to introduce you to my senior pastor”.
“Yeah. If I’m going to date someone I would want them to know the person”.
“So we’re dating?”
“I was going to ask you after the dinner but since I already brought it up. Sasha would you be my girlfriend?”
“That actually sounds corny. Now I understand why people don’t ask”.
“Is that a yes”.
“Yes”, she said, grinning.
“Great”, he said, taking her hands and he kissed it.
The drinks arrived and she quickly drank it to hold down her excitement.
“But why do you want your pastor to know?”
“He’s my spiritual head and I would love for him to know what’s going on in life and who is in my life”.
“I see. That’s actually nice. I wish I had one too”.
“You’ll surely get one soon. It’s in your hands”.
The food finally arrived and Sasha was eager to eat.
“Mmm, it smells so nice”, she said, taking her fork.
“Wait till you eat it”, he said to her and he dipped the fork into the food and placed it in front of her mouth.
“Uhhh, you want to feed me?”
“Just the first round”, he said and she opened her mouth to take it in.
“Mmm, it tastes so great”, she said, moaning.
“I told you”, he said to her.
“Wow. It’s really nice”, she said as she ate the food.
When they were done eating, they sat there to talk for a while.
“So what are you ambitions? Like your goal?” She asked him.
“Well, I’ll like to build my restaurant one day and I intend for it to be the biggest and the best restaurant in the city”.
“Wow. That’s amazing. I can’t wait to see that”.
“What about the pharmacy? I mean you studied pharmacy right?”
“Yeah. After I’ve achieved the restaurant dream, I plan to further my education in pharmacy and then probably open my own pharmaceutical company.
“That’ll be amazing too”.
“Yeah. What about you? Do you intend to keep doing the real estate or do you plan on venturing into something new in the future?”
“For now I’m okay with the real estate. I intend to retire when I give birth though?”
“Yeah. I want to be a stay at home mum. I want to have time for my kids and my husband”.
“Wow and so what happens to the company?”
“I’ll step down as the CEO but I’ll still be the majority share holder, so the money will still come in and I plan on doing several investments and also when I’m home, I’ll start doing handy stuff so I wouldn’t be idle”.
“Wow. I’ve not heard anyone say that before. Retire when they give birth”.
“Yeahhh. I’ve always wanted that. Growing up, my mum never had time for us so we were basically raised by a nanny. We only got close after she and my dad divorced”.
“I see. It’s really nice of you to want to be with your kids. They’ll have the best mum”.
“Yeah but when they’re done with high school, I’ll put myself out again and do something new”.
“I don’t know yet. Time will tell”.
“Okay. Your plans are amazing”.
They talked for a while and then they left.
Hanson’s lawyers were at court, battling the suits.
Sasha was present in the court room and she was worried that Hanson was going to lose due to how things were going.
When they took a recess, she met Hanson and his lawyers outside.
“Chloe, I need to take the first chair after the break”.
“No I can handle him”.
“Hello? Handle him? He whooped your ass in court”, Sasha said to her.
“I thought you were staying out of this”.
“I’m not. You need to let Michael take over after the break”.
“Hanson can you speak for yourself please”, Chloe said to him.
“I agree with them. I don’t think you can handle him”.
“Are you being serious?”
“Stop putting in your emotions in this. We need to win this and I’m going in on him next”, Michael said to her.
“Fine!” She said and she walked away.
“I don’t meant to ask but did you two ever have a thing? She seems so personally invested in this?” He asked Hanson.
“We once had a fling”, he said and Sasha glared at him in surprise.