From: Janie Millier
To: Devon Stowe
You would think that it would be easy, writing the man you love an email to tell him how much you want him to come home but things are never easy when I'm involved; I make it difficult.
Then again, it's always been difficult between us.
I stepped off the curb, engrossed in the shopping bag that I was carrying. I had just gotten my first paycheck from my horrible waitress job and the first thing on my 'must have' list was a new pair of sneakers so I could hit the walking trail that ran down by the lake in town. I wasn't paying attention, I didn't notice that the little walking guy had stopped flashing.
Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a flashy red sports car at the same moment I heard the screeching sound of its breaks.
"Hey! You! Get the hell out of the street!" The most gorgeous guy I've ever seen leaned out of the drivers' window. He was so hot, I almost tripped over my feet - that is, until he opened his mouth again. "Your corner is that way!"
I gasped. Sure, I wasn't dressed completely innocently but I'll be damned if I looked like a streetwalker. So me, being the classy broad that I am, I smacked my hand on the hood of his car and yelled, "Why don't you take your 'tiny dick' car and shove it up your ass, prick!"
"Oh Sweetheart, is that the best you can do?" He yelled after me as I turned, and with my nose in the air, I walked away.
His engine revved. The moment I was out of the way of his car, he stomped on the gas and sped away.
Later that night, I was in Amber's room with her getting ready for some party that her new boyfriend, Reed was throwing out at the lake. I was in mid rant about the asshole that almost ran me down when Amber laid down her brush and stared at me. "Janie, do you hear yourself? You walked out into the street, he didn't do it on purpose."
"Oh sure, take his side in this!"
"For the love of God Janie!" Amber scoffed. "I don't even know the guy - hot guy - doesn't actually tell me anything about him."
"Oh who cares?" I gave her a look. "So when are you going to tell me about all of Reed's hot friends? Who should I be looking to hook up with?"
Amber shook her head and chuckled. "Well there's Devon, he's kinda cute."
"Devon?" I raised a brow. "Sounds hot. Single?"
She screwed up her face and shrugged. "It's hard to tell with Devon - he loves women."
"Ohh," I grinned. "Sounds like my kinda guy - the non serious type."
"Uh-huh," Amber shook her head. "Finding a serious guy isn't that horrible Janie."
"No," I agreed. "But Reed is already taken."
Amber scoffed and batted at me. "There are other men out there you know."
I didn't know at the time that my psycho near hit and run driver was Devon and let me tell you, I wasn't too happy when I found out.
"Well, well, well..." he took a sip of his beer.
I turned towards Amber. "That's the jerk!"
"Hey!" Devon frowned. "I'm not the one who jumped out into traffic!"
"Whatever!" I rolled my eyes. "Why don't you -"
"Take my 'tiny dick' car and shove it up my ass?" He raised a brow as he smirked.
Some chick came over to us and wrapped herself around Devon. "Baby," she whined. "I thought you were getting me a drink?" She gave me a dirty look. "Lowering your standards Dev?"
Devon left with her shortly after but before he did, he leaned in and whispered. "My cock is anything but tiny Sweetheart." He pulled back and grinned down at me. "Maybe, if I'm feeling charitable, I'll give you a ride one day."
"Maybe," I smiled sweetly. "But I'm not that desperate."
As you all know I was forced to eat those words, time and time again. And to tell the truth, I'm not the least bit sorry about it. Of all the men that I've gone out with, Devon was the one who got me the most.
And he loved me.
My eyes went back to Devon's laptop sitting on the table in front of me.
Enough of this, I grabbed the laptop and put my fingers to the keys.
Subject: A Few Words Too Many
I wish that I could go back and tell you what I was thinking the night that Amber called us to let us know about Reed. I've gone over it so many times and I get to the point where I said, 'with Alexis gone, you would have no reason to stay,' and my heart aches.
I didn't mean it the way it sounded. I know this is going to sound crazy but I was searching for something when I said that and I guarantee you it wasn't for you to leave town.
I wanted you to tell me that you loved me and you wanted to be with me. Because Devon, I love you and I want to be with you.
There's nothing else I can say. I love you. I miss you. Please come home so I can tell you to your face.
I brought the mouse pointer to the send button and I paused. I won't lie, I thought about deleting it but in the end, I closed my eyes and clicked 'send'.
Before the heartache set in, I closed out the window and closed his laptop. Darkness surrounded me as I made my way to the front door.
I pulled the door opened and was about to go through it. "Oh!" I exclaimed as my heart leapt into my throat.