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Tennessee Heat Chapter 7

She’d always been intimidated by him and her feelings for him. She knew very well how easy it would be to get lost in him. But her fear of being hurt kept her still now when she wanted to shout for joy. “Do I scare you Annabelle?” He reached across the console and took her hand in his. No doubt he’d feel the light tremble she’d been trying so hard to hide. 

“I see that I do. You mind telling me why?” How was she supposed to answer that? How could she open herself up to him like that? It was too frightening. She pressed her free hand against her trembling stomach and fought back the nausea. And yet she was afraid not to answer. She didn’t want to turn him off by acting like a ninny, but her tongue felt suddenly heavy and she didn’t know where to begin.  “I’m not afraid of you, it’s just. Look, we cone from two different worlds. There can only be one thing you’re after with me and I’m not that girl.” He didn’t say anything for the longest and she started to tense up, thinking she’d said something wrong. “Sounds like reverse prejudice to me. So you’ve judged me from what you’ve known of me so far and believe me capable of using you and tossing you aside once I’ve got what I want.” When he put it that way it sounded pretty bad. She didn’t see him that way, but she wasn’t stupid. After two years of interacting with the wealthy kids at school, she had a pretty good idea how this worked. Like stuck with like. Her mother had told her often enough that they weren’t really her friends, that they were just hanging out with her to be kind, which would wear off soon enough.

That, added with her own prejudice mixed with fear was enough to make her tread carefully. “I don’t know what I think. I know you’re not a bad person, but I don’t think I can just sleep with you and then move on while you…” She was about to say while he marries someone like Lisa. The thought made her sick to her stomach. “I should be insulted you know, but I’m not. I know where you’re coming from and you couldn’t be more wrong. I guess I’ll just have to show you.” She looked over at him sharply not sure she should trust that smile on his face.  He just squeezed her hand before raising it to his lips. Her eyes followed the action helplessly until he spoke and released her from her transfixed glance.

“You gonna tell me where we’re going?” He’d stopped at the end of the main road which would take them into town. She gave him directions and then held her breath all the way to her neighborhood.  She didn’t miss the change that came over him, or the way he cursed under his breath when he got his first look at where she came from.
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15 thoughts on “Tennessee Heat Chapter 7

  1. I am loving this story!!

  2. Oh so good

  3. OMG … I hate that I’m so invested and only getting my fix like a over eater on pretzels just enough to keep me goin. But I love it

  4. More please

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