*A/N: Hey guys! I would had this up sooner, but I had to
make a trip to the emergency room. I have a full blown sinus
infection, so I have some antibiotics and good pain medication
LOL. I won't be able to update till around Wednesday or Thursday
due to my job, but thanks for reading! FYI, their relationship
WILL progress fast!*
It's a date, or is it?
Nothing beats being greeted at the door with your muscular
brother. Bradley opened the door and lifted me off my feet and
spin me around the foyer. I laughed the whole time and he sat me
down. "So, how is my big shot sister?" Bradley said with his
glistening smile. Bradley has our father's looks and personality.
He has the raven black hair, light green eyes and the very
outgoing and charming personality.
"Please, I am not a big shot! I am an assistant to Kane
Sheppard," I said and Brad nodded.
"Ah, Kane Sheppard, handsome man, hard worker from what I heard."
Mom and Daddy came in and both gave me a hug.
"The Chicken Parmesan is almost done honey, go relax by the
pool," Mom said and I went to the backyard and sat in a lawn
chair. I miss my old house, the mansion on the beach. Daddy said
we needed to go modern, so he bought this place three years ago,
right before I graduated high school. I miss the beach and the
sand, but this pool is pretty nice too. Made from green marble,
it makes the water look awesome! I put my shades on and lay in
the sun, and Brad came out and jumped in the pool and splashed
me! "BRAD!" I yelled and he laughed.
"Come on in, the water is great!" Brad said and I shook my head
"I would if I have brought my swimsuit, I came straight from
work!" When I remember the last thing I done at work, I remember
Kane's invitation to coffee, and his rejection face when I told
them I couldn't come. I shook my head and Brad turned on the iPod
station and of course, Rammstein's "Herzeleid" came on. I swear,
Daddy made us listen to that band as long as I can remember. They
are good, but I need a break from them once in a while!
"So, Daddy still trying to get you to work for him?" I asked Brad
and he turned around to look at me.
"Yeah, but I don't think business is in my blood. I love my gym
Dad bought for me. I make killer money, but he still wants me to
get into the business with him. He said that the company will
keep going without me, but he wants it in the family," Brad said
and I nodded.
"Give it a try, it's actually interesting to work for a huge
company." Brad looked up into the sky then nodded. Wow, I got
though his hard skull, maybe Brad will work for Daddy. He does
need to get out of the gym business, he is getting too buff for
me. I love buff men, Kane is pretty fit. Just thinking about his
muscular physique gets me all hot and…
"Rose, Brad, dinner is done!" Mom yelled and we both ran in and
sat at the kitchen table. Daddy poured us all some red wine and
we sat and chatted. Daddy talked about his work and something
about converting it to all solar power.
"Sounds cool Dad, may I come work, you know, for a little bit?"
Brad said and Daddy dropped his fork on the plate.
"Why, of course son, you can come tomorrow if you like!" Daddy
said and then smiled really big. I know that made his day.
"So, how was your first day working with Kane?" Mom asked and
then taking a bite of her chicken.
"He kept me busy, I have to write some stuff for him and keep him
in line with his appointments, and take a thousand calls," I said
and mom nodded.
"Sounds like your liking it, is this what you want to do?"
"Yes, mom, it's a job!" I said and shrugged my shoulders.
"How did Kane treat ya?" Daddy asked and I took a swallow of my
wine. I shouldn't tell him he asked me out to coffee.
"He is very nice. He has not been mean to me yet," I said and
"Well, he will answer to me if he does…"
"Daddy, I don't need you to fight my battles. Kane told me he
called you to see if I am even worth hiring. You basically gave
me my job!"
"I didn't give you the job, I just gave you a good reference. I
know you will fight your own battles, I just worry about you
that's all." I have to give Daddy credit. He does worry about his
family a lot, especially Mom. With the whole Uncle Blake thing,
he worries a lot. I told him one that he has been dead for over
twenty years, and our cousin Oliver, which I found out that he
helped Blake rape mom, has been in prison for the last seventeen
years, and he is serving six sentences for first degree murder,
an attempted murder charge, eight counts of rape, and two counts
of kidnapping. What a lovely family I have! "I appreciate you
caring, Daddy, and I love you. I am twenty years old, leave me
spread my wings and be independent. You know I will ask for
assistance if I need it," I said and he nodded.
"You are an amazing woman, Rose. You turned out great, just like
your mom," Daddy said and grabbed mom's hand. We all finished
dinner and I left to go home so I can go to bed to go to work in
the morning. When I unlocked the door, Russell and Denise's Toy
Poodle, Baby, greeted me at the door. Denise usually goes out for
a few drinks after work, so I didn't expect her home. I heard a
beep from my answering machine and I went to it. "You have two
messages," The machine said and I sighed. "Hey Rose, this is
Denise, Um, I am at James' Bar and I won't be home tonight. Met a
wonderful guy! Good Night, love you sissy!" Denise said and I
giggled. The machine beeped and I heard a familiar, but very sexy
"Hey Rose, this is Kane Sheppard, your boss. Don't call me a
stalker, I have your number on my computer. I was wondering,
whenever you get home from your family, can you give me a call? I
would love to celebrate your first day working for me over some
coffee. Either tonight or tomorrow perhaps after work? Just give
me a call," Kane said and he sounded like a teenager leaving a
message on a girl's machine. He left his personal number on my
machine and I dialed it on my house phone. "Kane Sheppard," Kane
said and I blushed. God, what is this man doing to me?
"Hi Kane, it's Rose," I said and I can feel his smile.
"Hey Rose, I was about to call you again. So, how is the family?"
I sat on the couch and told him about my dad, my mom and how my
brother is finally going to give business a try.
"So, how about that coffee? Want to go out for some tonight or
tomorrow?" He asked and I sighed. I really want to relax and go
to bed, tomorrow should be good!
"Well, I want to relax tonight, since I got the loft alone with
mine and my roomie's dogs. How about tomorrow after work, or on
break?" I asked and I can visually see him celebrate.
"After work sounds great, I know the place that has the best
coffee and little snacks to go along with it. I will tell you
about it at work tomorrow. I really like you, Rose. You are the
hardest worker I had in a long time. Can I be honest about
something too?" My heart is racing right now. What is he going to
"S-sure!" I stumbled and I can hear him move something on the
"I think you are beautiful, Rose," Kane said and I smiled. No man
has ever called me beautiful, other than Daddy and Brad, when he
wanted me to do something.
"T-thank you, you are quite handsome yourself!" I said, returning
the compliment and he chuckled.
"See you at work, cannot wait for that coffee!" We said our
goodbyes and got off the phone. I sagged into the couch and
Russell and Baby jumped into my lap and I turned on the TV. This
is not a date, just a causal sit down at a coffee shop. Well, he
did call me beautiful, maybe it's a date. Oh shut up, Rose, you
are babbling! I am already a nervous wreck over coffee!
YES! She accepted my offer! I walked over to my bar and poured me
a small glass of bourbon straight from the Tennessee Hills, or
Jack Daniels. I turned on my iPod station and Frank Sinatra Jr.
played through the house as I celebrated this victory. Rose, I
can't get out of my fucking mind! Her curves, her sunny blonde
hair, her green eyes that reminds me of the color of mint. I love
her tiny, shy voice, her smile…I never been this crazy over a
woman I just met. "Mr. Sheppard, I am leaving for the night. I
left a watercress salad in the fridge, have a nice night," My
housekeeper, Helga, said in her strong Swedish accent.
"Good night, Helga, see you tomorrow. I will be sort of late, I
have a date with a woman," I said and she smiled. Do you even
call it a date? I am calling it that, it's with a beautiful
woman. I cannot wait to see her outside of work. Is she shy
around everybody, or just with men? I chug down my bourbon,
letting it burn my throat. I not an alcoholic, I just appreciate
good bourbon and an occasional wine. So, which café should I take
her? I think I will take her to the one that faces the Pacific
Ocean called Mystic Moonlight Café, it's small and sort of
romantic, meant for dates. If she even considers it a date!
I skipped out on my morning run, just to see Rose this morning. I
made it to the office parking lot in my Masarati and I seen a Red
Audi A4 and Rose is in there, fixing her hair. I can see from
here that her sunny hair is in a tight bun and she has minimal
makeup on. I wonder if she is wearing those same knee high boots
that I love? She opened the car and she is wearing a designer
tank top that is light blue in color and a dark grey pencil
shirt, and YES, black knee high heels! I got off of my car and
threw my sunglasses in the seat and Rose turned around and waved.
"Good morning, Kane," Rose said and she grew a smile and my heart
began to race and my cock twitched. Great, now I am getting a
fucking boner around her!
"Morning, how has your morning been?" I asked her and she sighed
and rolled her eyes.
"My roomie came in around one in the morning, drunk as a stunk
and with a strange man I never met. I woke up around seven to a
mess caused by our dogs, and I burned my toast being frustrated
with Denise and my dogs!" She said and I laughed.
"What a morning, that coffee should help you relax. I know just
the place, it's called Mystic Moon café. It's small and kind of
romantic, if you want romantic that is."
"Romantic sounds nice, is this a date or something?" I knew she
would ask. I will be honest with her, I am a honest man!
"Yes, it is, do you want this as a date or just a causal sit
down?" I said and hoping to God that she wants this as a date.
Her smile grew and it's very warming. This is a good sign!
"A date sounds good to me. Let me get inside and get to work." I
nodded and I let her walk in front of me to the elevator. The win
goes to, KANE SHEPPARD, and the crowd goes wild! There is one
problem though, and his name is Brent Scott. Wonder if she will
tell him about our date? Probably not, but if she doesn't, its up
to her. I won't get offended if she doesn't tell him!