by LARA JADE
I woke up to sunlight practically blinding me. I groaned as I stretched and inhaled deeply before my eyes popped open. I looked at the empty side of the bed next to me and cursed to myself. How could I have been so stupid? Revealing my feelings like that and actually expecting Tom to be here in the morning. I laughed at how naïve I was as I began collecting my clothing. I got almost all my clothes on, I was just missing my shirt…
“On the microwave.”
I turned to see Tom with a bag and two coffee cups in a drink carrier.
“I told Rosemary you wouldn’t be in today,” he added as I took my shirt from the microwave and slid it back on.
“Thanks,” I replied as he handed me a coffee.
“Were you leaving?” he asked.
“I thought you did.”
“Just to pick up some food,” he responded. I looked him over and noticed he wore a suit today.
“Where are you going after this?”
“To work. I go back home to Kansas tomorrow morning,” he added.
“Here,” Tom said and handed me a card. “That’s my work, home, and cell number.”
“You’re just gonna leave?” I asked.
“I kinda have to, sweetheart. I’m not getting paid to bed you.”
“But…” I sat there not entirely sure what I was getting at.