The day Cami and Millsap went to select bedroom furniture for her new house; they ran into none other than Leza. She worked at the upscale furniture store they’d chosen to peruse today.
“I didn’t know she worked here, baby. We can go to another store if you want,” Millsap said as soon as he saw Leza making her way towards them.
“No. I want to look around here first. See what they got,” Cami replied, even though she knew she was not going to buy anything from a place that employed one of her former rivals. Leza didn’t have to know that though.
Leza eventually got the message after Cami spent the next forty-five minutes pretending to be interested in bedroom furnishings only to leave the store empty-handed. She might have stayed longer to rub Leza’s nose in her victory had Millsap not put a stop to her peacocking by suggesting they look elsewhere.
Just outside the store, Millsap pulled Cami aside for a brief talk. “I understand your need to gloat and all, baby, but I’m a very busy man. I don’t have almost an hour to waste trying to make an ex-flame jealous. You’ll do well to remember that the next time we run into one of my exes. Okay?” he said in a stern, yet discreet voice.
“Okay, Millsap,” Cami replied humbly, not feeling so victorious now. Her cheeks burned with embarrassment at the knowledge that Leza was probably watching her get reprimanded right now.
“Good.” Millsap smiled. “Now come give your man a kiss so we can make that heifer jealous one more time before we go,” he added, promptly restoring Cami’s victory and her smile.
Their kiss was long. Deep. Hotter than the Fourth of July. Leza was quickly forgotten as Cami and Millsap melted into each other right there on the sidewalk.
“Get a room!” someone shouted from a passing car.
“That’s not a bad idea,” Millsap said, after reluctantly breaking the kiss.
“What’s not a bad idea?” Cami asked breathlessly, still trying to get her bearings back after that hot smooch.
“Us going to get a room.” Millsap kept one arm about her waist as he escorted her to his car.
“I thought you were a very busy man,” Cami teased.
“I am.” Millsap grinned. “But there’s always time for productive tasks. And sex with you is always productive,” he added, reaching down to squeeze her bottom.
Cami moaned. “I know that’s right,” she replied, ready for whatever he had in mind.
Millsap was about to respond with something sensual when a passerby stopped and asked him the usual question that most strangers did – ‘What gym are you a member of?’ – on account of his outstanding muscular frame.
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Back inside the store, Leza fumed with jealousy after witnessing that tender moment between Millsap and Cami on the sidewalk.
I hate her! she thought, projecting her anger solely towards the woman and ignoring the man’s part in her ire like many misguided women before her had done.
If the truth be known, Leza hated a lot of things these days. She hated her boring new job, her difficult new classes, and the fact that Cami still got Millsap in the end. Leza especially hated that there wasn’t anything that she could do about any of those things...right now.
© 2008 by Suprina Frazier