He goes to pull away from me, but I cling to him. I’m sure he could break the hold if he wanted to, but he lets me have it.
“Jordan, that’s the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me. I’m just surprised. I had assumed you were pretty experienced with this sort of thing.”
“That’s pretty sexist to assume men can’t be virgins.” He leans down, giving me a kiss and then rubs his nose against mine. “Maybe you’re not the only one who’s been waiting for the right one.”
With that, he gives me one last kiss and walks out of the closet. I stand there for a moment, dazed. Holy shit. Jordan is a virgin? And he’s been waiting for the one? Am I the one? Now I have so many more questions rolling through my mind.
After a moment of standing completely still, Jordan pokes his head back in the closet. “Hurry it up, little bird. I’ve got breakfast cooking.”
Going over to my side of the closet, I grab a pair of yoga pants and a tank top, with a zip-up hoodie and sneakers. I pile my hair up in a messy bun and then grab my bag off the dresser. I see my phone is lit up, and I scan the texts. I’ve got seven from my sister asking where my incense burner is, and then her telling me that she found something that would work. God help her, I hope she doesn’t burn the whole building down.
I see that I have two more text messages from an anonymous number, and I click on them to open. At first, I think maybe they’re not for me, but I read them again and the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
Anon: Keep your fucking mouth shut.
Anon: Be careful little bitch
“If you don’t get your pretty ass in here, I’m coming back there to get it,” Jordan shouts from the kitchen.
There’s no name, and I’ve never gotten a message like this before, so I delete them. They could have been meant for anyone. As soon as they’re deleted I feel better and reply to my sister about fire codes in the building. She’s a total flake.
I toss my phone in my bag and hurry to the kitchen. My stomach is growling, and I’m ready to see my man again. I push all thoughts about my phone aside and think about Jordan’s admission. Somehow it makes me hotter and I want him even more.
“Are we allowed to just bring chicks in here now?” McCoy says when I’ve got him in a choke hold.
“You know, that’s probably why you’re still single. You’re afraid of pussy,” Paige says from the side of the ring.
Ryan stands beside her protectively, but there’s no need. She could take any one of us down, and we know it.
“I think she might be right,” Jay says, and Paige high-fives her.
McCoy grunts, and I flip him over so he doesn’t turn blue. He takes the opening, and we go back to wrestling.
We’ve been here for a couple of hours, and it’s been fun having Jay watch me. She even got in the ring for a few minutes with Paige so she could learn some basic self-defense moves. I was impressed. She’s a fast learner, and stronger than I realized. I didn’t like the thought of all the guys watching her with Paige, but they were really helpful with instructing.
It wasn’t until I got in the ring with McCoy that the shit-talking started. He thinks it will throw me off my game, but he didn’t take into consideration that my woman can hold her own.
“You know, Paige, I’ve always wondered if it’s easier to wrestle without balls. I guess I should have asked McCoy first.”
I almost choke at Jay’s trash talk, and then I hear everyone around the ring erupt into laughter. McCoy stands up straight and looks at Jay, pleading, with his hands out.
“Jay, what the fuck? What did I ever do to you?”
I take the opening and dive on him, pinning him down until I hear Sheppard hit the bell. I get up, still laughing, and help McCoy off the mat.
“Your girl plays dirty,” he tells me, shaking his head.
“Poor guy. Did you get your feelings hurt?” I joke, poking him in the chest.
“All right, that’s enough for today,” Ryan says, and everyone starts packing up.
I climb out of the ring and go over to where Jay is and grab my gym bag.
“You headed to your dad’s?” Sheppard asks.
“Yep. Taking my lady with me,” I say, grabbing Jay’s hand.
McCoy walks over and nudges Sheppard out of the way. “Just wanted you to know, even though you’re evil and you cheat.” He looks at me and smiles. “You’ve given all guys in the friend zone hope. And you cost me some coin.”