After making up with Brady on Monday night, life felt like it was back to normal. On Wednesday, I walked into work in a fantastic mood until I ran into Whitney in the hallway.
“Hi Reese! I just secured a venue for our holiday warehouse sale! It’s a little closer to the suburbs than I would’ve liked, but I’m glad that we can check that off our list,” she said excitedly.
Ugh. I thought about having a talk with Diana since my honest talk with Brady went so well. But I assured Diana that I would figure it out so that’s what I had to do.
“Okay, great. I’m going to go answer some emails,” I said and began to walk away, but Dave was walking into the office.
“Hey ladies!” he greeted us animatedly.
“Hi Dave,” Whitney and I said obediently at the same time.
“I created some display ideas for the furniture bazaar. Can you look at them later and help me decide?” Whitney asked, sweetly.
“Of course I can! Just bring them by my office,” Dave said.
“I like what you’re doing here, Whitney. You’re thinking ahead. We need to move some product and increase our cash flow before we create any more new collections. You hear that, Reese? Let’s not work on any more collaborations until we get this stuff situated.”
I smiled tightly and nodded. “Of course.”
Are you fucking kidding me? Is that not what I was doing with the flash sale website? Whitney stole my idea, but put her tacky ass spin on it.
I stormed to my office and barricaded myself all day. I mostly browsed net-a-porter.com and revolveclothing.com because I was not about to help Whitney with her bullshit. I hope Dave knows I’m not going to.
After work, I met the gang for dollar beers. Preston told us that he was in kind of a bind and he wanted our opinions. We told him to spill.
“So Mr. Murphy and I are doing really, really well, as you guys know.”
“Well, I’ve been talking to this other guy. He’s younger and so fucking hot.”
“Preston…” Kendra said in a warning kind of tone.
“Just listen!” Preston said. “Mr. Murphy met him and thinks he’s adorable too. So I was thinking… We could have a three-way relationship.”
“Like sister wives?” Carly said.
“Or something like that. My thing is, I love being around Mr. Murphy and he takes such good care of me, but he’s just not great in bed. He’s older. It takes him forty five minutes to get hard and then he only lasts for thirty seconds.”
Carly gasped. “What?”
“I know!” Preston said, leaning across the table. “So, if we add this younger guy to the mix it will definitely spice up the bedroom. It’ll suck to have to share Murph’s money, but I’m just not satisfied sexually right now.”
“Are all parties involved okay with this arrangement?” Kendra asked.
“Well, I haven’t proposed my idea to anyone yet. Do you guys think it is even a reasonable thing to want in my life?”
“Personally, I wouldn’t want to share my boyfriend with anyone,” I spoke up.
Preston narrowed his eyes at me. “Well, we know that. Your boyfriend can’t even have a life before you.”
An hour later, Kendra needed to go home to do some work so we left. Carly and I decided to go to Brady and Chris’s. When we got there, Chris let us in and said he and Brady were hanging out in the basement. We walked down there and found Brady on the couch, watching tv.
He stared at me for a moment then said “Hey babe,” but didn’t get up to greet me.
“Hi!” I squealed, sitting down beside him. We hugged and Carly and Chris joined us on the couch.
“Are you guys just sitting here? How boring,” Carly said.
“Aren’t you glad I came to entertain you?” I said, turning to Brady.
“Of course,” he smiled. His eyes looked a little bit red and his eyelids were low.
“Aw, are you tired?” I asked.
“Yeah, kinda,” Brady said. “What did you guys do tonight?”
“We had dollar beers with Kendra and Preston,” I replied and then got excited to tell Brady about Preston’s crazy idea. “Oh my gosh, so Preston is bored with his relationship so he wants to get another boyfriend and have two boyfriends! Like a three way relationship!”
“That’s crazy,” Brady said. And then waited a beat. “Maybe we should try it…”
Before I could even digest what he said, Chris added, “With Jessica,” and the two of them started laughing their idiot heads off.
Way too soon. I watched Brady double over in laughter and turned to Carly. She gave me a wide eyed look and shook her head indicating that she didn’t know what to say.
“How is that funny?” I snapped.
“It isn’t,” Brady said, catching his breath. “Chris, you’re such a dick sometimes.”
Chris continued laughing.
I felt my body start to warm up in anger. I couldn’t believe they were laughing at and making light of the Jessica situation. Did Chris even know the extent of what happened with Brady and Jessica? Or were they just laughing because I’d freaked out like a psycho? From my point of view, it wasn’t that funny. Why were they laughing so hard? Obviously they know more than I do.
“Sorry babe,” Brady said, snaking his arm around my waist and nuzzling my neck.
“Get the fuck off me,” I mumbled and peeled myself away. We all sat there for an awkward silent few minutes.
“Reese, did Brady tell you we’re having a party on Saturday?” Chris asked me.
I shook my head, but said nothing.
“Oh yeah, we have to invite all our friends! It’s going to be so much fun!” Carly enthused.
“K,” I said shortly.
Carly and Chris started discussing the party and Brady leaned close to my ear.
“Hey. I’m sorry. That was completely inappropriate.”
I ignored him.
“I have something you might like upstairs,” he continued.
“What is it?” I asked sharply.
“Why don’t you come upstairs and see?”
I shot him a dirty look so he knew that I was still irritated with him then got up and headed for the stairs. Brady followed me and steered me into the kitchen. I stood there with my arms crossed standoffishly while he went through the cabinets. I couldn’t think of anything I could possibly want, but I was willing to entertain him. Seconds later, he pulled out a pack of birthday cake Oreos. I bit my lip.
“Do you want one?” Brady asked.
“Give me that,” I said, snatching the pack of Oreos from his hand. Birthday cake Oreos are literally my favorite things in the world. I tore the pack open, grabbed as many cookies as I could fit in my hand and gave it back to Brady.
“You got me hooked on these,” he said, taking a couple of Oreos out for himself. I was too busy chewing to respond.
We munched on several Oreos in silence then Brady started walking toward to his room and I followed him. I kicked off my shoes and leaned back on the bed and Brady did the same.
“You smell very nice,” he said, nuzzling my neck.
“Thanks,” I replied, letting him kiss and grope me. Hearing Jessica’s name was a definite mood killer, but I couldn’t deny that I loved feeling his hands and mouth all over my body.
Brady pushed my top up to my neck and started gently sucking my boobs. He ran his tongue down my torso and yanked off my underwear and skirt before ducking his head between my legs. Within minutes, I was screaming and squirming about to come.
Brady stood up and pulled off his shirt and unbuckled his pants. I completely forgot about how annoyed I was with him as he pushed into me without even thinking about finding a condom (which frankly we haven’t used in at least two weeks). Brady pushed one of my legs up toward my head and placed his hands on the bed on either side of my face. He thrusted hard, like he had some aggression to let out and mumbled something inaudible in my ear. Brady never dirty talks during sex so I was surprised and I almost asked him to repeat himself.
Brady buried his face in my neck and groaned my name then collapsed on top of me. Usually he finishes…elsewhere but he didn’t even pull out. Brady rolled off me and I couldn’t help thinking that if we were going to be fucking irresponsibly like this then I had to get to the bottom of the Jessica comment.
“Have you talked to Jessica?” I demanded.
“Nah,” Brady said, not missing a beat. He ran a hand up my inner thigh and I pushed it away.
“So explain to me why y’all laughed so hard at what Chris said.”
“I dunno,” he said as he got up to pull his pants up. “It was a joke. Don’t freak.”
“Yes you do know,” I said. “And don’t tell me not to freak.”
Who the fuck was this and what did he do with my mature boyfriend? Brady was acting like a straight up frat boy.
We got up and dressed and found Carly and Chris in the kitchen. Carly said she had to go home because she had to work early and asked me if I wanted a ride home or if I wanted to stay. I told her I was going home and Brady acted hurt that I didn’t want to stay the night with him. He needed to be punished though.
I thought the Jessica situation was fixed, but now I’m not so sure.