“You have to leave, Derrick,” I said. “My husband will be home any minute.” I was lying. He would still be away for three more days.
“You’re lying. I called his office. He is out of town for a week. I wouldn’t come if I wasn’t certain,” said Derrick. He pushed the door open and stumbled in past me. “Why do you think we never worked out, Cassie? You know I love you very much.” He grabbed the back of my head and ran his fingers through my hair. “You were always so young and full of zeal. I longed for you so badly.”
“You’re drunk, Derrick,” I said bluntly. “You shouldn’t be here.” I tried to motion him towards the door, but he yanked his hand out of my grip and walked towards the guest bedroom. I followed him in and he jumped in the bed.
“Just like old times,” he said, as he started undressing himself.
“Put your clothes on,” I snapped. “I can’t do this with you anymore. I’m trying to settle down finally.”
“You didn’t want kids with me, but with him you do?” He stood up, obviously drunk and upset. “I guess everyone was right. You only wanted my money.”
“Stop it! You don’t know what you’re saying. You know I was mad for you. I wanted nothing but to marry you but—” Derrick’s hands interrupted me. He grabbed me by my waist and kissed my hand. He looked up at me and smiled. He said he thought I was beautiful and apologized. He reminded me that he was drunk and that he just wanted some attention. He was at home and remembered how much he loved my touch.
His hands made their way to my breasts and I remembered his touch. He pulled my shirt up and started kissing my chest. I got lost in his touch and woke up the next morning with my legs wrapped around him, our bodies still naked. A flood of guilt flushed through my body. I regretted the moment instantly.
I got out of bed, gathered his clothes, and threw them at him. I told him that I made a mistake and kicked him out of the house. Before leaving, he kissed me goodbye, said he was sorry, and that he would respect my wishes from now on.
Later that day, he called me and we mutually agreed that sex would be off-limits. I was going to focus on starting a family with my husband.