Now, fast forward into the future, Sylvia has a seven year old son from the one night stand six years ago and has been forced to bring Jake back into her life.
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He held up a hand. “I’m talking right now. I want to see you again. I want to get to know Dominic, but if you choose to treat me that way in the future, there will be consequences.”
“Consequences?” I echoed, snorting a laugh. I could see right away that it had been exactly the wrong thing to do.
“Yes. If your behavior continues to warrant it, you’ll think that spanking I gave you six years ago happened with a feather. Do I make myself clear?”
I probably shouldn’t have smirked at him. That seemed like exactly the wrong thing to do, but I did it anyway. “Oh, so that’s how you get your rocks off, huh?”
The muscle in his jaw jumped again, but still his tone was calm. “No, but it is how I teach naughty girls to behave. Right now, you’re at the top of the list. Have a good evening, Sylvia. Drive safely.”
He waited a moment to see if I would respond, but I couldn’t. I literally found myself struck speechless, which never, ever happened. It should have made me even angrier, but I found that I couldn’t summon that emotion, either. Instead, I watched as Jake walked away, something inside me strangely yearning to be going with him.
“What the hell,” I muttered to myself, forcing my eyes away and walking to the truck. “You hardly even know him.” But that fact didn’t change the way I felt, no matter how true it was.
Dominic had fallen asleep during our conversation and without his animated chatter I couldn’t help but keep thinking back on the day with Jake. My mind kept being drawn, over and over again, to his words: It’s how I teach naughty girls to behave.