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|Throttle Me(Men of Inked #1) by Chelle Bliss|
“Thanks, Mikey.” Waiting for everyone to get settled, I grabbed my phone and sent Suzy a message about tonight.
Me: You’re mine tonight, Suzette.
Friday ~ Worlds Collide
The day dragged on and the students were in a foul mood. I needed the weekend to start. When the lunchtime bell rang, I walked in my office, plopping in my chair as I let my head fall back. “Jesus,” I muttered. I closed my eyes for a moment and listened to the stillness in the air since the kids had cleared the building. Two more class periods – I can do it.
I opened my drawer and grabbed my container of leftover pasta and searched for my phone. I hoped City messaged me – I need something to brighten up this shit day. I looked at the screen and my stomach fluttered. I’m his tonight. What did he mean? Sexually?
I never liked to be called Suzette, but the way it sounded coming out of his mouth made my breath hitch. He always seemed to whisper it in my ear or say it against my lips and it drove me crazy. I wanted to hear him say my name tonight.
Me: Only tonight?
Hell, did I just sound needy?
City: All things are possible.
What the hell did that mean?
“Hello. Suzy, you in here?” I heard Sophia’s voice calling from the door.
“In my office,” I yelled, grabbing a forkful of noodles.
Sophia stood in the doorway and made a sound of disgust. “I don’t know how you eat that Ragu shit cold. Bleh.” She scrunched her nose, opening her mouth and stuck her finger inside and pretended to gag.
“Hey Mama Guido, what are you doing slumming it down here?” I stuck the noodle in my mouth and made a face at her.
“Kayden and I were talking and we wanted to know if you and the c**k piercing wanted to come over for a barbeque tonight?”
“You just want to molest him with your eyes.”
“No, I don’t. I have my hunk. Kayden still makes me tingle thinking about him.” She made a silly face and shook her body like just the thought of his body brought her pleasure. “I want to meet this guy and see if he’s worthy of my little Suzy. Plus, Kayden could use a little pick me up. Maybe they can be friends and we can double date.” She rested her body against the door with her leg crossed in front of the other and her arms folded. I always had a hard time saying no to Sophia.
“Well, I’d have to ask him. I don’t know what he had planned.”
“Send me an email after you ask him. It’ll be fun. Don’t take no for an answer. You’ve peeked my curiosity about this man that has you all type of insane. I mean, sweetie, I’ve always known you were crazy, but he has you questioning everything in your perfect little mapped out life. I must meet him.”
“Fine, Soph. Let me ask him.”
Me: BBQ at my friends place tonight. You game?
“There, I asked. It’s up to him now. Happy?” I grabbed a huge forkful and slowly placed it in my mouth – anything to gross Sophia out. She was the queen of sauce and meatballs. I missed when the house used to fill with the smell of her cooking and coming home after a long day and Kayden would have something divine on the stove. Now it was me and Ragu against the world.
“Ugh, I can’t stand here and watch you eat that shit.”
My phone chirped. “Wait,” I said as she walked away from my office. “Incoming.”
City: Sounds fan-fuckingtastic. What time shall I give you a ‘ride’?
“Um,” I say as I can feel the heat creep into my cheeks. “He wants to know what time we should arrive.”
“He talks all proper like that?”
“Nope, but that’s all your getting. Time please?”
She sighed, “Eight, okay? If you’re gonna be late just let me know, whoreface. Bye,” she said as the door closed behind her.
Me: Sophia said to be there at eight. Pick me up around ten til to be there on time – Sophia doesn’t do late.
I knew that Sophia would take one look at City and practically be doing cartwheels. She’s never liked any man I’d seen since we became friends. I flipped through the paperwork from my mailbox this morning as I waited for City to respond.
City: I’ll be there at six thirty. Be ready for me, because I’m hard as a f**kin’ rock. I have plans for that pu**y before we go to the BBQ.
Omg, omg, omg.
Me: I’ll be waiting with bells on.
Five minutes left before the next barrage of hooligans walked through the door. My afternoon classes were murder. They weren’t bad kids, but they were challenging and mentally draining.
City: Naked – no f**king bells.
A fire ignited in my body as I read the screen. It’s on like Donkey Kong.
Passing the Test
“Coming,” a female voice from inside yelled.
“I remember you saying those very words twenty minutes ago,” I growled in Suzy’s ear.
Her cheeks turned a rosy shade of pink as she bit her lip trying to hide her smile. Suzy pushed her hair off her shoulders and fixed her shirt, as though she wanted everything perfect and in place. “Stop fidgeting, sugar.”
“Oh my God, I can’t. Sophia is going to take one look at me and know what we did,” she said dabbing her fingers at the corner of her lips.
“If she doesn’t, then I didn’t do it right.”
A beautiful brunette opened the door with a smile. She looked me over starting at my face and then her eyes raked over my body. I felt almost violated by the way she appraised me. She looked at Suzy with a devilish grin and opened her arms. The girls exchanged hugs and whispered words that I couldn’t hear but Sophia’s eyes never left mine.