Chapter 26

I have got to figure out a way to tame this woman. She's got to stop being so mean. I just don't know how I'm going to do that. I wonder if she's like this with all the guys she meets. Sweet and nice one moment then demanding the next. Or maybe she's just like that with me because I'm married. I guess that makes sense. She's being demanding and so strong-willed, because she wants me, but she knows she can't have me. Ha! I'm trying to let her have me, but she's resisting me for some reason. I don't think she realizes how much that's turning me on. I wonder if she has children. Probably not. She doesn't look like she has children. Then again, looks can be deceiving. Hmm. She looks like she actually loves kids, like she can't resist them...


"Michael, Prince," I opened the door to their room. They turned away from the TV.


"Yes?" Prince replied.


"Do you guys want to go to the movies today?"


"Yeah!" They jumped up.


"Can we see Spiderman, daddy?" Michael asked.


"Or Superman?" Prince chimed in.


"Sure, put your shoes on and meet me downstairs." I closed the door and went downstairs whilst calling Naomi.


"What?" She answered


"Now I know you love children."


"So?"


"So you do?"


"Yeah...why...?"


"Meet me at the park."


"Why...?... Oh, no, Michael. No. I am not meeting your children."


"Who said anything about my children being there?"


"You were clearly implying that you wanted me to see your children."


"I never did... It was just a general question."


"Well, to answer your question, yes, I love children. No, I'm not meeting you at the park or at the movies, or anywhere else you want to meet me."


"Why you gotta stomp on my heart like this, baby?"


"First of all, don't call me, 'baby.' Second, You're married. Why are you even bothering with me? Matter of fact, why haven't you deleted my number yet?"


"Why haven't you deleted mine?" Her line fell silent. I smiled. It's funny because I actually expected her to say that she deleted my number, but I guess not. Now I have her right where I want her. "Meet me at the park?"


"What time?"


Yes! I smiled, "In thirty minutes."


"See you then." She said and hung up. Why was that so easy?


"Boys, are you guys ready?" I called.


"Yeah!" They answered as they raced down the stairs.


"Where are you all going to?" Victoria asked them.


"Daddy's taking us to the movies!" Michael ran up to her.


"Oh, really? Am I invited?" She looked up at me. I opened my mouth to say something, but Prince interrupted me.


"No, Mommy! It's a Boys Night!" Prince hugged her.


"Ahh," she smiled. "Ok, I understand. Well, what am I going to do without my boys?"


"Go see Uncle Josh! He misses you, Mommy." I cringed and rolled my eyes.


"I don't think that's good idea." Victoria looked up at me.


"Why not?"


"Come on, boys." I finally said. They each gave her a hug.


"I love you, Mommy." Michael said.


"I love you too." She called as they ran out to meet me. "What time will you all be back?"


"Eh, who knows? It's a 'Boy's Night.'" I smiled and shut the door.


"Daddy, this is a 'Boy's Night,' right?" Michael asked me as soon as we all got in the car.


"Sort of." I started the car.


"What do you mean? Did I lie to Mommy?" Prince worried.


"Not really."


"Good!" He sighed a breath of relief.


"One of my good friends is coming with us."


"Like Mommy's best friend, Uncle Josh?" Michael asked excitedly.


"Far from it," I rolled my eyes. "My friend is better."


"But Uncle Josh is awesome..."


"My friend is amazing. And guess what? Amazing is better than awesome."


"Is he fun? What's his name?"


"Has he met Mommy?" Prince asked.


"Well... he is actually a she..."


"Huh?" Michael made a face.


"He's a he-she?" Prince asked.


"No," I laughed. "My friend is a girl."


"A girl? Isn't that bad?"


"No. Why would it be bad?"


"Mommy is the only girl you're supposed to be friends with."


"That's what Mommy, Grandma and Uncle Josh said." Prince finished. If I hear them say, 'Uncle Josh' again...


"Well, it's bad that Mommy hangs out with Joshua. I should be the only guy Mommy is supposed to be friends with."


"So, Uncle Josh is...bad?" Michael asked.


"Mommy and Uncle Josh are bad."


"So you're all bad then." Prince concluded.


"Eh..." I stopped looking at them through the rear view mirror.


"Daddy, what's her name?" Prince asked innocently after an awkward silence.


I smiled, "her name is Naomi."


"Naomi?" Michael asked.


"Yup. I'm sure you'll love her way more than you like Uncle Josh. Oh and don't say his name again."


"Uncle Josh?"


"Don't say that."


"Okay..." They sank in their seats. I could tell they were probably wondering what Naomi was all about. Ya know? I really hate the fact that I'm bringing the kids into this, but since Victoria did it and she kissed Joshua, I have every legal right.

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