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I walked into Starbucks and looked around.

I saw Mike's smiling face and I smiled, making my way over to his table.

"Hey Mike!" I said with a smile as I hugged him.

"Hey! I got your drink." He said, sitting down and handing me my drink.

"Thanks. It's good to see you." I said, sitting back in my chair, sipping my drink.

"Yeah, same here. How you been? How are things with Brian?" He asked.

I couldn't help but smile at the mention of his name.

"Things are so great! Everything has gotten so much better. He treats me like a queen. I'm getting too spoiled." I said with a laugh.

"Well, you deserve it." Mike said. I smiled.

"Thanks. Now that's enough about me. What have you been up to in the month I haven't seen you?" I asked excitedly.

"Looking for a good paying job. That's pretty much it." He said.

"Nice. Where are you working at?" I asked, interested.

"At a popular bar here in town." Mike said with a smile.

"That is so cool. I've always wanted to work at a bar." I squealed.

"I could try and see if there's any job openings." He offered.

"That would be great! I want to contribute instead of spending all of Brian's money." I said.

"The guys supposed to pay for the girls stuff." Mike said.

"Not this girl. I like helping. Brian worked hard for that money too." I said.

Mike nodded.

"You're hard headed." Mike said with a laugh.

"That I am. But everyone loves me for it." I smiled.

"Yeah, I see that." He smirked.

Mike was just smiling at me when my phone rang.

"Sorry, it'll be just a minute." I said.

Mike's POV

I watched as she answered her phone.

The way her smile lit up her face.

I smiled, I just couldn't keep a straight face when I was around her.

"Hey babe." She said with a smile.

My smile quickly faded.

She was talking to Brian.

He really isn't a bad guy.

He's actually really cool.

But he's not good enough for Cynthia.

"Yeah, I told you I was going out to get coffee with Mike." She said.

I smiled with triumph.

I know he doesn't like me.

"Yeah, just for a while. Haven't seen him in a while and I want to catch up." She said.

I watched a smile spread across her face and I wondered what he was telling her.

"I love you too. So much." She said, a dreamy look in her eyes.

What I would give to have her look at me like that.

Her eyes flashed up to me and she smiled.

"Babe, I gotta go. I'm gonna see you in a little while." Cynthia said.

She smiled.

"I love you too." She said tenderly.

I tried to keep the grimace off of my face.

Cynthia looked back up at me.

"I'm sorry about that." She apologized.

"It's fine. Now where were we?" I asked, leaning forward.

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