It was the morning again. The morning that Colleen was dreading. She knew that as soon as Izaiah left for work, he would be there to let her know what it was he wanted from her.
“Do you have plans for today?”
Izaiah’s voice snapped her out of her still sleepy daze and forced her focus on him. “I will probably just stay around the house today. If Mindy or one of the other girls call, I may go have lunch with them. Otherwise there are no plans.”
She watched him stand up and get dressed in his regular street clothes. “Do you work today?”
He nodded as he pulled on his shoes. “I do, but I have an appointment with my brother before work. Just some papers that need signed for the company.”
She remembered him mentioning it a few nights earlier. Something about him signing the papers that would legally cut him out of the company. Apparently just his word didn’t mean anything to his family.
She walked downstairs with him to the kitchen. “Do you want me to fix you something to eat before you go?”
He shook his head. “I’m just going to fix a quick salad to take with me for my lunch break. I am hoping to be home on time tonight.”
She nodded as she watched him. “I will have dinner waiting for you when you get home. Is there anything special you would like?”
“I am sure anything you fix will be great.”
She was trying to find excuses to keep him from leaving, but was out of reasons to make him stay. She was going to have to face the inevitable soon enough.
It was only an hour later that she was face to face with him again. She had hated this man the first time she met him, and she hated him even more now.
“Let’s set down, my dear Colleen. There will be one other person joining us. He is on his way.”
Colleen did not like that he was bringing someone else into this. The more people who knew about her, the higher the risk was.
“I really don’t…”
“What you don’t is irrelevant, Colleen. You do as I say and you do not question it.”
This was getting out of hand, but she kept quiet. She gave a small jump when she heard the knock on the door.
She tried to talk him out of making her do this. He knew the risks for her if anybody found out.
“Maybe I am hoping that someone does catch you. It would be exactly what you deserve.”
She stepped back in shock like he had physically smacked her. His words stung just as much.
“This man paid me a lot of money to fuck you. A lot more than I personally think you are worth, but that is his problem, not mine. Now, you are going to give this man what he paid for, or I will ensure that it is your own husband who throws away the key to your cell.”
Colleen refused to let him see her cry. She pulled her shoulders up straight and nodded. Just like her mama had taught her to do. Shut her mouth and do whatever the nice man is paying her to do.
“That’s a good girl. I have a meeting to get to, so you two have fun.”
Colleen was disgusted with herself and this entire situation. This man was so damn rough with her, and the shirt he insisted on wearing the entire time probably gave her material burns on her ass. It will be fun trying to come up an excuse for that if Izaiah asks. The main thing going through her mind the entire time was that she really needed to find a way out of this mess she was mixed up in.