I cant Im with on a date Belle said forcefully but, Shawn was still unconvinced.
Well from the looks of it he cant dance and this is our song Shawn said pulling her into his body. She sighed into his shoulder and closed her eye as Their song played. She was taken back to the night of their first date. The first time they danced to this song.
Forgetting about the crowd of the Gala forgetting that she was there with someone else she rested her cheek on his shoulder and danced with him once more.
She didnt remove herself from Shawn when the song ended it was Shawn that pulled away. She remembered that She was here with Philip and Shawn was here with the beautiful Veronica Lake. Then she remembered something else the key he had given her he had left so abruptly she didnt have a chance to return it. She spoke gently.
Oh, about the Key Shawn I cant except it thank you for the offer but..
Keep it. I wont be there anyways.
He broke free from her and handed back through the horde of couples. She watched him walk away. Then her eyes searched in wander where had Philip gone she had hoped he didnt witness that. Shawn made her weak vulnerable and there was nothing more than she hated than feeling like that.
Of course he wouldnt be there she thought to herself. He would be in Veronicas apartment or in some fancy hotel room. The jealousy formed its evil head again.
Looks like you found a better dancing partner Philip said handing her bubbling champagne.
She suddenly felt guilty. It wasnt like she had planned on dancing with Shawn. She tried to stop it she tried to tell herself. She felt the need to apologize.
About that Im sorry She looked at his blue eyes sincerely. She hoped he wouldnt be too upset. What he must think of her she thought.
Dont worry about it, it would be a shame to waste such a beautiful song Philip smiled
Belle smiled back at Philip. He was sweet and understanding.
It is a beautiful song. She replied to herself.
I would be careful if I was you that Shawn Brady has quite the reputation as being a ladys man
Belle didnt say a word. She looked up and saw Shawn escorting Veronica out the door. Her long champagne colored locks shining in the light of the moon. Her red satin dress plunged down so low it left little to the imagination. It was very apparent she wasnt wearing any undergarments, which made Belle feel even more insecure. Veronica was secure in her sexuality obviously and She felt like that same inexperienced teenager.
Who wears satin in the dead of winter? She shrugged it off and reminded herself again for the night that she is here with Philip
The night was beginning to wind down and Belle felt herself yawning uncontrollably.
Im sorry I know that youre tired. I will drive you home Philip stated as he escorted her to the coat check. He handed the woman a ticket.
No, Im sorry Ive been a bore Belle starred at him apologetically.
Non-sence youre lovely. I think that we should spend our next date doing something fun except mingling with my business associates
Thank you for being so understanding about
Shawn Brady is notorious for wanting what he cant have. Philip helped put her long black tweed coat on and took her by the shoulders staring at her so that he knew he had her attention.
I might not be a great dancer like Shawn Brady and I might not be as good looking but I am as loyal as they come and I hope that youll think about that.
I know exactly who Shawn Brady is you dont need to protect me of him
I thought Id give you the heads up your not the only women of mine hes tried to seduce.
Did Philip really call her his? Like she was one of his possessions. She didnt like that at all and would have to remind him that She was not his She was no bodys
Im sorry bad choice in words Isabella, I really didnt mean to say it the way it sounds. Its just lets say theres a bit of animosity between us. He dated my sister while she was in high school and he left her broken hearted after tainting her.
Just six months ago he broke up my engagement to my college sweetheart. She was seen coming out of his apartment it was in all the headlines. Imagine my embarrassment I broke of the engagement immediately. I havent heard from her since. Youre the first girl Ive dated since her.
During the ride home Belle couldnt keep her head from spinning. Everything in the paper everything her father tried to warn her about was true. The Shawn Brady she thought she knew, the one she thought she loved didnt exist it was just a big farce in trying to seduce her.
Philip dropped her off early as he said he would they both had early days ahead of them her at the hospital him at the office. He walked her to her apartment door and gave her a small kiss on the lips.
Although Philip was wonderful she came to realize that there was no chemistry she wasnt sure if it was because Shawn had suddenly resurfaced making her confused or if it was because it just wasnt there.
She entered her apartment. Shawn was right it was below freezing in there. She would managed she decided. She grabbed her extra blankets out of the hall closet. And put on her pajamas and crawled into bed. Her teeth began to clank together and she started to shiver. Her head began to spin.
Three hours passed and she was still tossing and turning. She decided to put on some tea. She reached for the cupboard to find it empty. She had run out.
Belle grabbed her keys and headed out the door with pillow in hand. She arrived on the 50th floor and put the key in the lock and turned the knob. She entered Shawns lavish penthouse apartment. She was much to tired for meddling though she saw the couch and immediately plopped herself on his couch. She snuggled with her blanket and drifted off cozily to sleep.
Continue soon I can't wait to read more.