CHAPTER TWENTY SIX: "I MISS YOU"

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CHAPTER TWENTY SIX: “I MISS YOU”




“I need to see you.”

“Is something wrong?”

“Everything is wrong. It has been five days, twenty-one hours, fifteen minutes and…” he quickly glanced at his watch “thirty seconds since I’ve seen you. I miss you…”

It was true. He honestly did miss her. They talked on the phone at least twice a day and texted each other but it didn’t feel enough. He needed to see her.

“Actually it has been fourteen minutes and thirty-one seconds” she replied laughing.

“I’m sure that it was fifteen minutes” he replied getting comfortable on his bed. It has been a long day at work and all he wanted to do right now was to be with his woman. “It feels like all those days, hours and fifteen minutes.”

“No baby, it has been fourteen minutes” she replied.

“So I’m not the only one that has been counting?” he asked with a smile.

“No I have been definitely counting the days since I last had those strong arms around me. I miss you too.”

“Do you miss me or do you miss my arms?”

“I definitely miss your arms” she replied laughing.

“I just knew that you were just using a brother.”

“I am definitely using you brother.”

“You are lucky that I like being used by you” he chuckled. “When can I see you?”

“How about right now?”

“Didn’t you say that you have some work to do?” He knew that she was only saying that they were supposed to go out tonight but something came up at her work and they had to cancel their plans.

“I do and right now I am multitasking like crazy talking to you and editing these pictures. I promise to make it up to you” she apologized once again.

“I understand that you are a hardworking woman and sometimes these things happen. Don’t worry about it.”

“Thank you for not tripping and for being so understanding.”

“I told you that I got you.”

“What are you up to right now?”

“Just chilling here in this big ol’ empty bed all by myself.”

“Why don’t you go and hang out with your boys?”

“You want me to go out clubbing with my single friends?”

“I want you to go out and have fun, I still feel bad about canceling our date. I trust you.”

“I am not the problem, those single women at the club are.”

“Just don’t wear one of your tight shirts.”

“All my shirts are tight Azania…”

“Good point. I should lock you up then and throw away the key. No one would be allowed to see you but me.”

“You want me to be your prisoner for life? I think I can live with that.”

She chuckled. “DeAndre let me hang up and get back to work because we can go on like this all night. Go out and have fun.”

“Ok I might just do that.”

“Mwaaaaaahhhhhuuuuugggggsssssssss!” he heard from the other side of the line.

“What was that?” he asked.

“That was my attempt of sending you a million hugs and kisses.”

“Oooh I thought that you were farting” he laughed.

“Boy bye!”

“I’m just messing with you. Next time I see you I’m going to cash in on all those hugs and kisses.”

“That is exactly what I am counting on” she replied seductively. “Have fun.”

“Mwah!” he blew a kiss into the phone. “I will try.”

They finally hanged up. He was sprung. Azania had him blowing kisses on the phone like he was Soldier Boy. He looked at the clock, it read 22h35. It was still early. The party usually only really started around midnight anyway. He got up from his bed to find something to wear. By 12h30 he was ready to go, he just needed to make a pit stop first.



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“Do you miss me or do you miss my arms?” he asked on the other side of the line.

Every time that he held her she always felt safe, secure and cherished. “I definitely miss your arms” she replied laughing.

“I just knew that you were just using a brother.”

“I am definitely using you brother.”

“You are lucky that I like being used by you” he chuckled. “When can I see you?”

“How about right now?” She knew that right now it was not possible. She had to work, work, work like she was Rihanna right now.

“Didn’t you say that you have some work to do?”

“I do and right now I am multitasking like crazy talking to you and editing these pictures. I promise to make it up to you.” She was sitting on her bed with her laptop and a few notes were scattered around her. The guilt of having to cancel their date was still eating at her.

“I understand that you are a hardworking woman and sometimes these things happen. Don’t worry about it.”

“Thank you for not tripping and for being so understanding” she sighed in relief.

“I told you that I got you.”

“What are you up to right now?”

“Just chilling here in this big ol’ empty bed all by myself.”

“Why don’t you go and hang out with your boys?” she suggested. If he was out there having fun then she would feel a little better.

“You want me to go out clubbing with my single friends?” he asked. But it sounded more like ‘do you know what you are giving me permission to do?

“I want you to go out and have fun, I still feel bad about canceling our date. I trust you.”

“I am not the problem, those single women at the club are.”

Suddenly Azania pictured big booty Judy twerking on her man. “Just don’t wear one of your tight shirts” she said.

“All my shirts are tight Azania…”

“Good point. I should lock you up then and throw away the key. No one would be allowed to see you but me” she joked.

“You want me to be your prisoner for life? I think I can live with that.”

She chuckled but deep down inside she hoped that he meant every word. “DeAndre let me hang up and get back to work because we can go on like this all night. Go out and have fun.”

“Ok I might just do that.”

“Mwaaaaaahhhhhuuuuugggggsssssssss!” she said blowing him a kiss through the phone. This was so high school.

“What was that?” he asked.

“That was my attempt of sending you a million hugs and kisses.”

“Oooh I thought that you were farting” he laughed.

“Boy bye!”

“I’m just messing with you. Next time I see you I’m going to cash in on all those hugs and kisses.”

“That is exactly what I am counting on” she replied seductively. “Have fun.”

“Mwah!” he blew a kiss into the phone. “I will try.”

They finally hanged up. For a moment stared at the phone in her hand and just shook her head. She had been looking forward all week to spending some much needed quality time with her man today. He had promised her a night of some serious wining and dining. She had been seriously looking forward to that. She had Amber help her buy the perfect dress some time during the week and even got her hair done earlier today. She could not even begin to describe the disappointment she felt when she had to cancel her much anticipated date. She dreaded having to tell DeAndre that she had to cancel due to work. When she called him earlier he was so understanding and that just made her feel much worse than she already did. She had every intention of making it up to him. Now it was time to get back to work.

After a few hours later she looked at the time on her computer screen. 01h05. She was finally done. She got up from the chair to stretch her limbs. Her butt hurt. She wanted to go to the kitchen to get some water and also to get the blood circulating in her body but she was stopped in her tracks as soon as she heard her phone ring. ‘Who could be calling her at this ungodly hour’ she wondered.

Her mind was already in panic mode. She hoped nothing happened to her parents. She reached for her phone and saw his name flashing on the phone. ‘Oh gosh’ she insisted that he went to the club. If anything happened to him…

“Hello…” she shakenly answered the phone.

“Hey” came the response on the other side.

She was confused. He sounded okay. “Is something wrong DeAndre?”

“No nothing is wrong. I just wanted to know if you were done yet. I don’t want you to overwork yourself.”

She felt her heart melt. What did she do to deserve such a considerate man?

“I just finished work like five minutes ago” Azania said.

“Ayt before you go to bed can you come to the door for a minute?"

There is no way that DeAndre was at her door at this time. That would be wishful thinking on her part. She walked to her door not really knowing what to expect. She peeped through the eyehole and saw nothing.

“What am I looking for?” she asked turning away from the door.

“Just open the door Azania” she heard from the other side of the door.

She opened the door and saw DeAndre leaning against the frame.

“Hey…” he said.

She couldn’t help the smile that came across her face.

“Hey…” she replied.

“Aren’t you going to invite me in?”

“I’m sorry” Azania said moving to the side. “I’m not sure if I’m sleep walking or if you are really standing in front of me right now.”

DeAndre closed the door and pulled her into his arms.

Her hands travelled across his chest and intertwined behind his neck. She stood on her toes and briefly planted her lips on his soft ones.

“Don’t take it wrong, I’m happy to see you and all but what are you doing here?”

“I told you that I missed you. So I just wanted to swing by before I head over to Anthwan’s.”

She glanced at his attire. DeAndre didn’t have to try hard to look good, whatever he put on complimented his athletic frame. Tonight he had on a white shirt with dark blue jeans and a matching blazer. DeAndre was definitely a shoe type of guy. She noticed that he only wore sneakers occasionally. He was a classic man, kinda like Jidena. Well maybe just a lil bit. Ok maybe not but her man knew what to dress to look good. Right now she didn't feel cute with her head wrap, shorts and an old college t-shirt with holes in. If only she knew he was coming, comfort would have been the last thing on her mind. She would have at least tried to look cute but there was no use crying over spilled milk.

“You wanted to tuck me in before you dance the night away?” Azania asked.

“Something like that” DeAndre laughed. He leaned closer and captured her lips with his in a soul-searing kiss. She stood on her toes and ran her fingers through his hair before interlocking them behind his head. He grabbed her waist and pulled her closer. Azania felt like her soul leave her body in that moment, kissing DeAndre was always this intense for her. She was left gasping for air when he eventually pulled away.

“You should be getting to bed” he said before placing a lingering kiss on her lips “and I should get going.”

Yet neither one of them made a move to let the other go.  Azania was tired, she was sure that the evidence showed on her face but having DeAndre loving on her was just what she needed right now. For a moment they stood there looking at each other. He placed a lingering kiss on her on the forehead.

"Are you leaving already?"

“Yeah, I know that you're tired but I just needed to see you. Get some rest and I will see you tomorrow” he said letting her go and turning towards the door.

She felt a sense of loss as soon as he let her go and wrapped her arms around herself. She followed closely behind him. They didn’t have to walk far because he had barely made it into her apartment. He turned to look at her one last time before walking out of the door. She leaned against the door frame.

“Good night Azania” he said tucking a stray hair behind her ear and slowly backed away from her.

“Good night” she replied with a faint smile.

She really did not want him to go. She wanted to be selfish just this once. Just as he was about to turn around and head down the corridor she whispered “Please stay…”



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