Mike parked his car outside Caroline's house. He had texted her awhile ago informing her that he's on his way to her house and he will arrive more or less in twenty minutes.
While driving, he was waiting for her replies that never comes.
Well...she's playing hard to get...eh?
Mike smirked, finding her aloof attitude towards him endearingly cute.
He got out of the car and pressed the doorbell excitedly like a high school boy about to go on a date with his crush. He can't understand himself but after he laid eyes on Caroline the other day, he can't get her out of his mind.
The housemaid named Merle opened the gate. "Good evening Sir. Please come inside. Have a seat and wait for a moment because Ma'am Caroline was still in her room feeding her baby," she said.
"Okay thanks," Mike thanked the housemaid and lowered himself onto one of the available chairs in the veranda.
A minute later, Thelma steps out of the door and went to the veranda and sat on the chair facing the visitor.
"Good evening, Auntie," Mike greeted the woman.
"Same to you, Mike. How's my daughter and my grandchildren?" she inquired wanting to hear more about their living situation there.
"They're good. They're doing fine. The babies are healthy and adorable as always. My mother Susan and Catherine went grocery shopping early this morning," Mike answered pleasantly.
Thelma took a deep breath. "I have a request to ask from you. Can you do me a favor please?"
Mike nods his head. "Yes, of course, Auntie. What is it?"
"C-can I see my daughter? Can I talk to her personally? I would like to try convincing her to reconcile with her husband the soonest possible time," Thelma pleaded. If she can't do anything to reconcile the sisters then at least she can do something to reunite John and his wife for the sake of the children and the longevity of their marriage.
"No problem, Auntie. One of these days, I will schedule you're coming to our house to see your daughter. I will inform you about the day and time. I will ask Catherine's permission first," Mike replied.
Thelma smiled broadly at the visitor feeling grateful that he readily agreed to help her see her daughter. "Thank you very much, Mike!" she said, feeling elated. She rose to her feet and walked towards the door. "I will go now inside to get my daughter down here!" she said with a grateful smile plastered on her face.
"Yes, please!" Mike clapped in glee.
Thelma entered the house. She was about to climb the stairs to scold her daughter that it's not polite to make the visitor wait for so long, but that was also the time Caroline exited the bedroom carrying her infant daughter in her arms.
"There you are! The visitor has been waiting for you, Caroline!" Thelma said eyeing her daughter wearing skinny jeans, flat shoes and a sexy black blouse accentuating her curves.
"I know, Mom. Can you please take care of baby Cathy for me? Mike invited me to dinner outside. So, we will go out tonight, I will be gone maybe one or two hours max," Caroline said.
Thelma nodded her head. "Okay, no problem. Just enjoy yourselves!"
Thelma watched as Caroline went downstairs. Her daughter has not been on a date with anyone after suffering a terrible fate on Joseph's hands. It's good to see her daughter going out once in a while with a nice man like Mike even for just friendship purposes.
In the veranda.
The moment Caroline steps outside the door, Mike's face broke into a pleasant smile.
"Hello, Miss Beautiful! You seem to be dressed up, where are you going tonight?" Mike teased her.
Caroline shoots him a dark look. "You can go home now! Shoo!"
Mike chuckled. "Hey, I'm just teasing you. I'm glad that you finally accepted my dinner invitation, thank you so much!" he said with a full smile as the heady scent of her perfume drifted into his nostrils making him high all of a sudden.
Caroline sat on the chair facing him. "Would you rather stay here or go out?" she asked.
"Outside of course! Let's go!" Mike said and stood up eager to take her out and enjoy her company.
They exited the gate and entered Mike's car.
Before Mike started the engine, he looked at Caroline. "Shall I fasten your seat belt?" he asked smirking.
Caroline glared at him. "No need. I know how to fasten the seat belt myself," she said confidently.
A few seconds later for some reason, Caroline encountered some difficultly fastening the seat belt. "It's stuck somewhere! I can't make it work!" she surrendered.
Mike hides his smirk. "Don't move. I will do it myself," he leaned towards her, his face nearly colliding with hers as their breath become entangled on each other.
Caroline holds her breath and squirmed as Mike's was invading her personal space, his hands grabbed the seat belt and yanked it. The atmosphere inside the vehicle suddenly turns intense.
"Lay still, don't move! My face might bump into your melons!" he joked.
Caroline glowered at him and punched his arm. "Pervert!"
Mike chuckled. "Ouch! We're not married yet and you're already assaulting me!" he complained.
Caroline was sending daggers into his eyes. "Do I have to go out so that you can do it properly? Or we can take my car?" she offered.
Mike grinned. "No need. I got it!" he fastened the seat belt successfully around her body. He calmed his nerves for a few seconds, his heart was still beating erratically inside his rib cage.
Caroline glanced at him sideways. "A-are you okay? What's wrong?"
Mike smiled at her. "Nothing! My heart just keeps hyperventilating," he explained in amusement.
Caroline rolled her eyes. "Start the engine right now or I will go back inside my house? Which is which?" she said bitchily.
Mike smirked. "Wow! So aggressive!" he turns the ignition, starts the engine and drives the car out of the subdivision.
Mike stole a glance at his companion several times, his face glowing all the time.
"Eyes on the road!" Caroline caught him sneaking glances at her.
"Yes, Ma'am!" Mike chuckled. "Where do you want to go first, karaoke bars or a fine dining restaurant?"
Caroline pondered for a moment. "Wow, how about if we do karaoke, then? Is there a karaoke bar nearby that we can order food as well. You know private rooms?" she asked.
"Yes, there is!" Mike answered. "In my favorite KTV bar. There's a private room and it's a cozy place to unwind and relax enjoying music with friends. Let's go to my favorite place!"
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