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Deceitful Secrets Chapter 2

Chapter 2

Finally, I am dressed, wearing a pair of black, wide-legged dress pants with a silk print blouse that compliments my figure from all sides. I look in the mirror, trying to decide if I will go with a neutral eyeshadow or a color that will pop and accent my honey-colored eyes and high cheekbones. Devin stands there, admiring me because I am his beautiful wife. I unwrapped my hair after applying my Mac make-up.

I look up, only to see Devin staring extremely hard in amusement, like I am a dream come true. I ask, “Why are you looking at me like that?”

Devin says, “You are so beautiful. I would have never imagined a girl like you marrying a guy like me. I am a bad boy from a damn good family, but that didn’t matter to you. You loved me anyway! Sometimes I don’t even think I am worthy to be your husband.”

“Baby, why are you saying those things?”

“No reason, just no reason.”

“Well, I married a good man with a good heart and head on his shoulders. I am done with my face. Do you have time for breakfast?”

“No, I got to meet Kelly for a breakfast meeting downtown that I might be late getting to.”

“Well, okay then, don’t be late. You know how your father is about promptness.”

“Yes, I know, Taylor, don’t remind me. I might be a little late for dinner, but we can meet for lunch today at 1 p.m. Is that a good time for you?”

“Yes, let’s meet down by Navy Pier and eat at one of those restaurants.”

“Let’s meet at DMK Burger Bar & Fish Bar at 1 p.m.”

“Ok, honey, text me if you’re running late, then I will order drinks for us.”

“Taylor, I promise I will let you know if I am running late… I promise, baby.”

“Okay, well, I am going to make me some breakfast.”

“Oh, I see you greedy this morning.”

“What, Devin?”

“You are greedy, eating breakfast twice huh?”

“Oh, my goodness, I can’t with you this morning. You got jokes. Now you know I have not eaten anything this morning. I have been playing with you since 6:30 a.m.

Devin is now laughing at me as I turn around with my arms folded. “Okay.” I play along for the hell of it. “So, what did I eat so early this morning, Devin?”

“Baby, you had me this morning.” He grins from ear to ear.

“You are crazy,” I say and I walk out the room.

I head out the bedroom to the kitchen downstairs. I flip the light switch on in the kitchen and reach over to turn on the Keurig machine and make me one cup of coffee. While I prepare myself a bowl of hot oatmeal with fresh strawberry and bananas cut up in my bowl. I grab my coffee with hazelnut, adding cream and sugar. I walk over to bar to sit down to eat my mini-breakfast when Devin comes downstairs looking sexy and handsome in his tailored suit.

In my mind, I am thinking, This man can truly hang and wear a suit, especially chocolate… Hell any color looks good on him. All the while, I smile at him; he has no clue I am reminiscing back to when we first met. Lost in deep thought, Devin sneaks a kiss and I laugh, ending my daydreaming time.

“Devin, do you remember how we met?”

“Yes, I do. You came to my game with my brother, Kelly.”

“Who would have thought I would have married the Capitan of the Grambling’s State Tigers Basketball team? You know you were showing out on the court, trying to impress me.”

“Oh really, is that what you think, Taylor? Let me make me a cup of coffee to go while you stroll down memory lane. The truth of the matter is, I was trying to see if you and my brother were together as a couple.”

“No, you were not.”

“Yes, I was because y’all were always together when you came to my games at Grambling.”

“Are you being funny this morning Devin?”

“No, honey, I am just calling it like I saw it back then. Besides, I don’t have anything to worry about, I married you.”

“Yes, you did, and you better remember that I am your wife.”

“By the way, I was never Kelly’s type.”

“Woman, my brother doesn’t have a type…he just likes a certain kind of woman…” We both laugh at his crazy sense of reasoning.

“That’s a type, no matter how you define it, honey. You and your brother are a hot mess at times.”

“Yes, but you love us both… All the creole and black in the world couldn’t stop you from loving all this finesse and good hair.”

“Oh, we full of ourselves this morning, I see.

“Ha-ha…Well, baby I love to continue going down memory lane with you, but I got to go or I will be late. So, let me have a kiss to tide me over to lunch time.” He walks around to the bar, kisses me goodbye, and walks out the door.

About fifteen minutes later, I finish my oatmeal while remembering the good old days when I met Devin. I used to ride to Louisiana with Kelly from Loyola University in Chicago for spring break, homecoming, and let’s not forget championship games. I really thought Devin was going pro to play for the Chicago Bulls. That was one of his biggest dreams. To play on the team of his all-time favorite player, Michael Jordan. Then reality checked in and its name was Thomas Jackson, my business-minded, detailed, driven, focused, millionaire father-in-law.

He slapped Devin with reality when he didn’t get drafted into the NBA. Mr. Jackson had rules in his house for his two sons. You get an education and you can work for his company, or work for someone else and build their dream. I have a great deal of respect and admiration for Thomas. He did good by his boys, who are now grown and successful men.

 

 

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NOVEL TEASER ALERT #1- Daniel Jackson love life trivia Volume I Chpt Relationship checklist for her dream husband

Deidra stops to talk with Dani about what she wants from her ideal husband. Deidra is always being nosey into everyone’s relationships but her own. Deidra asks, so Dani what exactly are you looking for in a husband? Now, before you respond, I need you to think about what I am asking you. Dani laughs because she knows it gets to Deidra. Dani I am serious, this is someone you will want to spend the rest of your life with… so think about what I am asking you.

Dani hesitates a bit because she has to think about her list that she promised to burn. Dani says, hmmm… he has to be whole, humble, handsome, six-pack, physically fit, blessed or should I say big feet or big hands (she smirks), and a smile that will light up a room when he enters. Oh, and I need him to have good teeth and good hygiene. This is only the first part of my list, though my heart’s desire for the man of my dreams is to be more than handsome, financially stable, and great in bed. Did I say, “Great in Bed”. (Dani Laughs), I don’t have time to do any teaching for sex 101. I need him to be captivating, alluring and secure with himself. I love for him to walk into a room and just by his presence demand the attention of every person in the room.

I want a man who will support my dreams, inspire me, encourage me, and teach me how to love him and allow me to teach him how to love me. I want him to be him to be able to kiss me and set my entire body on fire from head to toe… Dani.. Dani.. Deidra calls out her name as (she gets lost in her dream man’s land.) You do know that you are not going to get all that on your little list, Deidra explains. Why not? Dani asks.. You might get a few things on that list says Deidra.. Well, Sex better be in the top three on my list or it’s a wrap.. See, little sister this is exactly why you are still single.

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All snippets are copyrighted 2015 and owned by Letrise Carter (former pen name Mya Diamonds.)

This is a snippet from the debut novel Daniel Jackson Love life Volume I due out late summer/early fall 2015.

NOVEL Excerpt TEASE#2-Daniel Jackson love life trivia Volume I-excerpt Chpt 2 A love letter to Chase

Dani looks out at Chase with a smile on her face as if he is the only man on this earth.  Grandma Hattie walks into the room quietly and unnoticed by Dani. She watches Dani as she looks out the window at Chase running down the street for his usual run to the track field at the high school.
Dani turns around to see Grandma Hattie standing there with a smile on her face. She says, baby you are falling in love with this man and it’s only been three months… My My My… How times flies when you’re having fun and falling in love.

Dani smiles and says yes but I want to fall in love like it was the very first time.  Grandma I wrote this request like prayer to God about Chase. Can you read it and tell me your thoughts? Sure baby, let me see it and grab my glasses of my dresser in my room. Dani runs down the hall into Grandma Hattie’s bedroom to get her reading glasses. She returns to her room and hand the eye glasses to Grandma Hattie who is now sitting on the bed.

Grandma Hattie reads  Dani’s prayer for Love to God out loud.

Fall in love I want to fall in love and embrace the true meaning of real love that is truly unconditional. Love that is unconditional like that between a mother and child. A love that is unspoken intimacy that electrifies your mind, body, and spirit.  I want to fall in love with a man’s soul. I want to capture his love in a way that no woman had ever earned. I want to fall in love with his spirit and his character. I want to fall in love with his smile and his touch. I want to fall in love with his heart unconditionally. I want to fall in love for the very first time with my one and only destined true love that God has handpicked just for me. I want to fall in love with my soul mate. I want to fall in love for eternity. I want to fall in love and cross over into heaven with him. I want to fall in love.
Dani, this is beautiful baby! I see you have eliminated that horrible checklist that you had six months ago… Oh no Grandma that list is not gone all the way, there are a few things on it and a few things I took off. Like what Dani? Because reading this beautiful love letter request to God. This checklist of love is nothing like that checklist you ranted off to your sister Deidra. This love letter request and prayer that you writing to God makes sense and is everything a woman should have when you recognizes true love and a real man that God has placed before her. I think you need to burn that relationship checklist and stick to this love letter and prayer request to God.  Think about what I am saying to you. Besides, I see how you look at Chase when he is going for a run or when he walking out to his car. Baby, you’re falling in love with the man God sent you already and you can’t see that he done already answered this love letter or prayer request for love that you call it.  Open your eyes baby and you will open your heart to true unconditional love.
All excerpts and snippets are copyrighted 2015 and owned by Letrise Carter former pen name Mya Diamonds. This is a snippet from the debut novel Sister’s Secret-A Love Story due out late summer/early fall 2015