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Jordan sat on the porch swing sipping on his morning coffee

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Jordan sat on the porch swing sipping on his morning coffee. He was the first one awake as always. He had woken just in time to sit on his horse in the middle of the pasture watching as the sun rose over the horizon. That had been a morning ritual for him over the years,  to watch the sun rise in the morning.

Normally he would be in the kitchen making breakfast but he had done that earlier today. He knew he needed to talk to Bethany about yesterday, what would he say to her? He had no idea.

Knowing her she would be up any minute trying to sneak out of the house and head to work undetected so she could avoid talking. Which is why he was out here instead of in the kitchen.

Yesterday had been so perfect. He had gotten so close to kissing her, he could feel the hint of her breath whispering against his lips. He remembers how he had shuddered in anticipation. Then Lila happened.

Shit.

He listened as heavy footsteps came down the stairs then faded as they went further into the house.

One of the brothers were up. Which mean she wasn't far behind.

He drank the rest of his coffee and twirled the cup in his hands as he waited. Just as he expected, light footsteps came down the stairs. He watched as the front door was quietly pushed open as Bethany did her best not to make a sound.

Another day he would have been amused but instead it bothered him that she really was intending to avoid him.

She turned and a startled squeak left her mouth. She clamped her hand over her heart and took a breath.

“I didn't expect to see anyone out here” she said not looking at his face.

“I know” he replied

He watched as she nervously nibbled on her lip. He wanted so much to place a finger against her mouth to stop the simple action that shouldn't be affecting him but it was.

“Listen about yesterday…” He began

“I'm going to go get a quick breakfast before I head to work” she interrupted then turned to hurry back inside.

In a quick motion he sprang out of the swing and grabbed hold of her hand to stop her escape.

“Don't run away” he pleaded

“I'm not running away from anything” she defended

“Bethany I'm sorry about yesterday OK? I didn't know she was going to be there” he explained wishing she would look at him.

“You have no reason to apologize Jordan. I'm the one that's sorry. I should know better by now to expect the unexpected with men” she replied

“It's not like that.” He said feeling frustrated that it seems she had every intention of brushing him off. He wasn't sure why it bothered him so much. She was obviously giving him a easy way out but standing here with her, he didn't want that.

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