After I unexpectedly had sex with Mr. Brown, my older lover—who was also my boss—in his office, the rest of the week seemed to fly by pretty quickly. I had finalized all of the arrangements for the company Easter egg hunt; although I still needed to make sure that I had my daughters’ gifts taken care of.
On Friday, I went to pick up my paycheck and noticed that there was something else in the envelope with my check. Mr. Brown had placed a $500.00 gift card to a local toy store, a little something extra to pay for my kids’ Easter gifts. He also included a note saying that he couldn’t wait to see the egg hunt and to finally meet my kids. I was ecstatic! I knew that their father would go all out on gifts just so that he’d be able to rub it in my face that he could afford it and I couldn’t.
I rushed to the bank to cash my check. The plan was to drop the kids off at their grandma’s house for a few hours so that I could go shopping for them. Shortly after I dropped them off, I got a text from Mr. Brown asking if we could have dinner together tonight. Unfortunately, I had to tell him that I couldn’t because I would be spending the evening with my kids. He then asked if I would want to go with him and maybe bring them along. I was excited by the thought, but the wounds from the recent separation from my husband were still too fresh—I didn’t want to rush into Mr. Brown meeting my kids.
I texted Mr. Brown back and told him that the kids were spending some time with my mother, and that we could meet up for a quick dinner while I was out shopping. We met at a little bistro and had a small meal. He started asking me a lot of questions about my daughters, and I could tell that he was nervous. Since he had no children of his own, I figured it was just out of curiosity. He was excited to hear about all of their strange habits, their favorite toys, and their favorite TV shows. It was endearing, and I started to see Mr. Brown in a whole new light.
He had mentioned in the past about wanting a family, but I still had no idea if was still seriously thinking about it. I shifted the conversation back to the meal and the Easter egg hunt. It was happening in two days, and again, Mr. Brown asked if he could meet my children at the event. I decided it was time to get it over with, so I told him that I thought that it would be a great time to meet them. On the outside I was happy and excited, but on the inside, I had no idea what to expect…