There I was, standing in this gorgeous house with my older man. In that moment I was so in love with him, and I wanted to make sure he knew how happy I was. “It makes me so happy to see you happy, Cassie. I have a surprise for you though,” said Derrick. I smiled because I was certain it was the necklace we saw that weekend. It would have been the perfect way to end the day.
“Did you see that Mercedes out front?” I nodded. “It’s yours baby. I’m so tired of seeing you with that old car. You deserve the best.” My jaw literally dropped, and I was frozen, speechless, and dazed. I finally spoke: “I don’t know what to say. I just can’t take this car—” He interrupted me by pressing his lips against mine. He caressed my face, then took my hand. As we walked toward the kitchen, I couldn’t stop thinking about how this man just bought me a brand new car. But that wasn’t all. “I think I forgot to mention that this is yours too,” he said, holding his hands out in front of him.
“What do you mean?” I asked. I was dumbfounded and incredibly confused. I didn’t even have half a minute to get over the fact that the Mercedes outside was mine before he dropped his next surprise. “I bought this house for you. I want you to stay here while we date. This is a much nicer area, Cassie, and it’s a lot closer to my house and office. I could even come here for lunch since you’re off for the summer. Maybe you could cook me something?”
It was an unbelievable moment. “Oh, Derrick, I can’t possibly accept this house. A car is already way too much. A house is just excessive.” I never would have expected such an amazing gift as a car, but now a house too? The emotions running through my body were indescribable. All of it felt like it was too much. Even more, it was too much too fast!
“Before you go crazy, understand that this is my home,” he said. “But I want you to stay here. I got it for you so that you can be near. Don’t think of it as me buying you a house. It’s more like I’m paying for the rent.”
In my mind, it still sounded unreasonable, but I knew him all too well. I couldn’t possibly fight this man. He never would have taken the car back, and there was no way he would take back the “rent.” So, I smiled, gave him a hug, and then I kissed him. Our kiss got heated fast, and for the first time I felt his hands work their way down my lower back to my thighs. They then slowly worked their way back up my back, around my hips, and up toward my chest. I became completely vulnerable to him. Without warning, he picked me up and carried me upstairs. He laid me on the bed and started to undress me slowly. The desire in his eyes turned me on so much. I couldn’t take my eyes off him. I licked my lips and prepared myself for what was about to happen. And then, for the first time, we made love.