“It’s been a year, Izaiah. It’s time to move on.”
Izaiah was listening to his brother go on and on about how Izaiah needed to find himself another woman and settle down again. Collin didn’t understand though. He has a loving and faithful wife and four kids. He doesn’t understand what Izaiah had to go through.
Izaiah got up to make himself a drink. It was easier to ignore his brother when he was occupied with something else.
“Izaiah, there are a few girls I’d like you to meet. Just meet them. That’s all I ask.”
“You are not going to shut up about this until I do, are you?”
“Not a chance in hell.”
“Okay. I will meet them. Only meet them.”
“Good. I’ll call Aspen and set it up for you.”
Izaiah watched his brother leave and sighed.
“I know I’m going to regret this.
He was right. He was going to really regret this and he was going to make his brother pay dearly.
When he got home from work, he found the young woman standing at his door. She was dressed in a t-shirt and a pair of ripped up overalls. At first he thought she had the wrong apartment. He was willing to help her find where she was going, but she said she was Aspen and was sent there by his brother. Apparently Collin really did not know much about Izaiah’s taste in women if this is who he sent.
Izaiah was going to be polite and invited her inside. He could offer her a drink then send her on her way. Aspen had other ideas though.
She went straight to his kitchen and helped herself to the contents of the fridge. If that was not bad enough, she only made enough for one person, and she ate it all herself.
He let her eat, since she apparently was hungry. He assumed from her dress and the rude way she helped herself to his food that she could be homeless or something. He was actually surprised to find out that she lived in Windenburg.
He tried to be polite and give her a reasonable chance despite everything, but when she started talking about other people in a very rude manner, he knew that it was time for her to go. He escorted her to the elevator and even hit the down button for her. Once those doors closed behind her, he was able to admit how happy he was to see her leave.
When Collin told him that he had set up a second date for him, Izaiah was even more unsure than he had been before. At least this time they wouldn’t be meeting at the apartment. They would be meeting at the Sky Lounge instead.
Jolene was a step up from Aspen. He did have to admit that she was beautiful. It all went downhill after that.
He bought her a drink and hoped they could talk and get to know each other. Unfortunately she seemed to want to complain about the quality of the wine as well as the decor of the lounge.
If that was not bad enough…
When he excused himself to use the restroom, she called a friend to pick her up.
Izaiah went home and knocked on his brother’s apartment door. He told him that he did not want to be set up again. The women were just not his type, and he would find someone on his own.
He went across the hall to his own apartment and got his work out bag to head for the gym. That was where he met HER…