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Three days had passed and Jamie had not heard from Alex since she left New York for California. Jamie called Alex when they landed at LAX but received no answer, so she left a message instead. She was curious to see what Alex was up to but she didn't want it to seem like she was checking up on her, she didn't have that right. That next day she spoke at the convention center, posed for pictures with people from the audience who were fans of her work in the GLBT community and signed autographs. Afterwards, she and Clarissa had gone out to eat in the West Hollywood area and when she finally got home she was exhausted. Clarissa had dropped her off at her home, which was located in a nice, quiet, suburban neighborhood in Los Angeles.
Jamie walked over to her porch with a glass of orange juice in her hand. It was early morning and she wanted to watch the city wake up. She opened the sliding glass doors and looked out at her view. Her home was midway up a mountain, and when she looked down she could see parts of Los Angeles below. At night it was a perfect view because all of the city lights in the distance seemed to sparkle like stars. The lights would cast an orange glow over the city and all you could see would be the shadow of the mountains surrounding the city as everyone slept. In the morning Jamie would sit on her porch and enjoy the sounds of the birds waking up, the way the morning dew made the grass shine, like it had small diamonds on every blade and she loved the quiet calm that the morning always brought her.
After a few minutes of being outside Jamie walked back inside and back to her kitchen. She opened the refrigerator and realized she needed to go grocery shopping.
“How is it that I always run out of food so quickly?” Jamie closed the refrigerator door and went to sit down on her couch. She had nothing to do today and had no clue how to spend her time. I wonder what Alex is doing right now. Jamie thought.
Alex had been so busy since she flew in from New York. She had been in California for two days now promoting her movie with the rest of the cast as it would eventually lead up to the official red carpet premiere that was on Friday. Alex was feeling tired and had not slept very well the past few days. She knew she needed to call Jamie back but every time she thought she was going to have free time, something came up. When she missed Jamie's call, she was at a dinner with a well-known producer that wanted her in his next big movie. Alex had yet to open the script to start reading it. She looked down at her cell phone and scrolled through her contacts. She stopped at Jamie's number, nervous, would Jamie be upset at her for not returning her call earlier?
She selected the number and waited for Jamie to answer. When she did, Alex had no idea what to say. She figured some form of ‘hi' would be the best way to go. Alex cleared her throat after Jamie's voice softly answered.
“Good morning, Jay.” Alex started to pace slowly back and forth, getting a worried look from her maid Sofia who was walking to the kitchen. Alex smiled and just waved her off. Sofia then continued on her way into the kitchen.
“Hi, Alex. It's good to hear from you.” It wasn't just good but Jamie was ecstatic to hear from her.
“Hey…uh, I just wanted to give you a call…finally. I've been so busy lately and I'm sorry I didn't return your call sooner.” Alex was actually scared of what Jamie would say. She was afraid of disappointing her.
“It's okay, Alex, I understand. I've been thinking of you, a lot, actually.”
“You have?” Alex asked.
“Of course I have. Do you think I would actually forget about you? I've been wondering how you've been.”
Alex finally let out a relieved breath.
“I've been good, Jay. Every day has been stressful but that's how it is in this type of work. I just have to deal with it. Anyway enough about me, what are you up to today?”
Jamie was still sitting on the couch, the TV was showing the news and she was still in her robe.
“Nothing really. I have absolutely nothing to do today.”
“Well how would you like to spend a few hours with yours truly?”
“I would like that a lot, Alex.”
“Great, I'll be right over. What's your address?”
Jamie gave Alex her address and directions on how to get to her house. Once they hung up, Jamie ran to take a quick shower and once out, put on a wife beater and sweats. Her hair was down in wet strands around her shoulders as she tried to dry it as much as possible with her towel.
Then her doorbell rang. Jamie looked at herself quickly in the mirror and knew she wouldn't have any time to put on makeup. The doorbell rang again as Jamie quickly walked to the front door. She opened the door for Alex who was holding a motorcycle helmet and looked like she had just walked out of a Maxim magazine shoot. She was wearing a black fitted, leather, army styled bike jacket with jeans that had rips in all the right places.
“Hey.” That was all Jamie could say as she continued to stare. Alex noticed Jamie openly checking her out and she couldn't help but laugh.
“Are you okay, Jay?” Alex smiled, gently lifting Jamie's head up so she could look directly at her. Jamie blinked a few times, nodding as her face turned pink.
“Yeah…I'm sorry…I'm being rude, I don't know what's gotten into me. Come in, come in.” Jay opened the door wider and stepped aside as Alex walked in. Alex looked around the large but simple house, and she liked it, it was definitely Jay. Jamie walked up to Alex, pointing to her helmet.
“You rode a motorcycle here?” she went to take the helmet out of Alex's hand. “May I?”
Alex nodded, handing the helmet to Jamie.
“I like to ride early in the morning sometimes when no one is up yet. The weather outside right now is beautiful, perfect riding conditions.”
“I remember you always wanted a motorcycle. You used to say you wanted to feel the wind up close and personal.” Jamie smiled and placed the helmet on her coffee table.
Alex turned towards Jamie and laughed.
“I can't believe you remember that.” Alex proceeded to take off her riding jacket, and it was also taken out of her hands as Jamie placed it on the coffee table next to the helmet.
“How could I forget, you were saving up to get one. Did you ever buy it?” Jamie had her hands resting on her hips in a curious pose.
Alex shook her head. “After High School graduation I didn't feel like buying one anymore.”
Jamie walked up to Alex; she could smell her perfume and the scent of the morning sun on Alex's skin. Jamie just wanted to kiss Alex and forget about the past. She wanted to live in the present, which was currently there, with Alex.
Alex looked down at Jamie. “What is it?”
To Alex's surprise, Jamie wrapped her arms around her waist and laid her head against her chest. Alex closed her eyes and wrapped her own arms around Jamie.
“Are you feeling okay, Jay?” Alex asked.
Jamie nodded against her chest.
“I missed you.”
Alex smiled and caressed Jamie's back.
“I missed you too sweetheart.”
Jamie pulled away slightly and her hands went to Alex's face as she pulled her down for a kiss. Alex didn't stop her as she pulled Jamie closer to her. Their lips met softly and Alex breathed Jamie in. She loved the taste and the feel of Jamie's mouth. Alex opened up to Jamie's searching tongue as the kiss turned heated. Jamie started to lead them both to one of the couches as they continued to kiss. They were both breathing hard and Jamie needed to take a breath for a second, she pulled back slowly from Alex's lips, and pushed her onto the couch. Alex's eyes were half lidded and she was feeling tingles all over her body. When Jamie pushed her down on the couch she laid back, her head resting on one of the large microfiber pillows. Jamie straddled Alex and Alex instinctively put her hands on Jamie's waist.
Jamie leaned back down to kiss Alex again and they both met half way for the kiss. They kissed hungrily; Jamie tightly pressed against Alex's warm body. Alex's hands traveled underneath Jamie's tee, stroking her back and found that Jamie was not wearing a bra. Alex knew at that point she couldn't stop even if she wanted to. Jamie gently tugged on Alex's lower lip then trailed kisses down her neck. Alex opened her eyes as Jamie nipped and kissed her neck. With her hands still under Jamie's tee, she started to slowly move them over her abdomen. Jamie lifted herself up a little to give Alex more access and Alex knew Jamie wanted her touch.
Alex slid her hands over soft flesh that immediately hardened under her touch as Jamie moaned against Alex's neck. Alex continued to softly squeeze and caress Jamie's breasts and found Jamie's lips again to kiss. Jamie pulled back and sat up, against Alex. She quickly removed her tee and enjoyed the look of pure passion on Alex's face.
“You're beautiful, Jay.” Alex was breathing hard and sat up as she took off her own shirt and then bra. With Jamie straddling her lap she pulled her closer and their bare skin touched for the first time in years. They both moaned, enjoying the feel of skin on skin contact.
“I love you, Jamie.” Alex whispered as she backed away slightly to look into Jamie's eyes. Jamie smiled, her eyes reflecting the morning sun outside the window.
“I love you too, Alex.” She caressed Alex's face; which was flushed.
Alex took Jamie's hand and kissed it softly.
“Do you want to take this further, Jay?”
“I do. I want you.” Jamie kissed Alex and got up from Alex's lap. Alex looked at her in question.
“Come on.” Jamie took Alex's hand as she led her to the bedroom, which was contemporarily decorated and had a warm feeling to it, like coming home. Alex slipped out of her shoes and unzipped her jeans, letting them fall to the floor. Jamie had already taken her pants completely off, along with her underwear. Jamie slowly walked to Alex and slid her hands down over Alex's underwear, pulling them down as Alex stepped out of them. Alex hugged Jamie close to her, closing her eyes at Jamie's scent.
“Fuck, you smell so good.”
Jamie chuckled, kissing Alex's collarbone.
“Already talking dirty, Alex?”
Alex led Jamie backwards to the bed while kissing her.Soon the back of Jamie's legs were touching the edge of the bed forcing her to sit down with her legs open as Alex made herself comfortable in between them. Alex pushed Jamie completely down on the bed and they started a slow dance against each other. They enjoyed familiarizing themselvesall over again with each others bodies. They grabbed, caressed, kissed, and fed off of each other like hungry vampires that hadn't had a meal in decades. Everything was finally right in the world for both women and nothing existed but them.
Alex's body was resting comfortably underneath the sheets while she listened to Jamie's soft breathing. Alex stroked Jamie's hair as she slept against her shoulder and turned to look at her when she felt Jamie stir.
Jamie was looking up at her, a content look on her face.
“Hey.” Alex whispered.
“How long have I been sleeping?” Jamie asked.
“About thirty minutes.”
Jamie slowly sat up, the sheet slowly falling away from her shoulders and she blushed as Alex's gaze traveled over her exposed body. Jamie grabbed at the sheet to cover herself but Alex stopped her.
“It's a little too late for that, Jay.” Alex leaned in and gave Jamie's shoulder a kiss and then gave Jamie a kiss.
“You were wonderful.” Alex Whispered.
Jamie leaned back and smiled.
“Well I'm glad to see I could still make you feel good.” Jamie stated.
Alex ran her fingers through Jamie's hair, looking at her with a warm, azure gaze.
“You've always made me feel good.” Alex gave her one last peck on the lips and started to get up.
Jamie was slightly disappointed and pulled the sheets over herself this time.
“Do you have to go?”
Alex looked back at Jamie with a smile on her face as she walked seductively and fully naked to the bathroom that was in the bedroom. Jamie noticed two intricate tattoos on Alex's upper back that she didn't notice earlier, and mentally noted to ask her about them later.
“No, I don't have anywhere to be right now, Jay. But you and me are going for a ride as soon as we're done freshening up.”
Jamie shook her head, a stubborn look plastered on her face.
“I'm not riding on a motorcycle, Alex. They're too fast and they don't have seat belts.”
Jamie got up from the bed and walked to the bathroom when she heard no response from Alex. She then heard the shower turn on and walked in as Alex stepped under the running water.
“Are you going to join me or what?” Alex asked, peeking her head around the glass shower door.
Jamie smiled and also stepped into the shower next to Alex.
“Did you hear what I said?” Jamie asked.
Alex let the water run down her face as she turned around to look at Jamie.
“Yes, I did, and if you weren't safe I wouldn't let you ride with me. You'll be fine, Jay.”
“You have to promise not to drive fast.”
“Only if the paparazzi find me.” Alex smiled.
“So what, isn't that what happens when you're a big star?” Jamie laughed. Alex rolled her eyes at that remark and leaned down to give Jamie a kiss.
“You're the star, Jay, and I promise I will not drive fast.”
Jamie smiled as they both continued to try and freshen up and keep their hands off of each other.
Once they were done showering, they quickly got dressed to go out and ride. Jamie locked the door behind her as they walked out to Alex's bike, which was parked right next to her own car. The motorcycle was a crotch rocket styled bike and it had a glossy black and chrome color finish and looked like something straight out of an action movie. Jamie noticed that there was another helmet hooked onto the bike seat. It was also black and Jamie turned to look at Alex.
“Did you have plans all along to take me for a ride on this thing?” Jamie smiled with her hands on her hips.
Alex nodded putting her own helmet over her head. She flipped up the tinted visor and picked up the other helmet.
“I planned to take you for a ride because I knew you would enjoy it,” Alex smiled and held the helmet out to Jamie. “This is yours now, it has a radio inside if you want to listen to music, and it also has a receiver so that you and I can communicate without getting bugs in our teeth.”
Jamie took the helmet and slid it over her head. It fit her perfectly and she couldn't help but laugh.
“I feel like some sort of super hero with this on.”
Alex laughedwith her and adjusted Jamie's helmet to make sure it was on properly.
“You look great, Jay. Are you ready to have some fun?” Alex had a twinkle in her eye as she rubbed her palms together.
“Yeah, I guess I am.” Jamie said nervously.
Alex sat down on the bike first and took Jamie's hand to bring her closer to her.
“You'll do great. Now, all you have to do is lift your leg over and wrap your arms around me or hang onto my belt.”
Jamie lifted her leg to sit down on the bike and wrapped her arms tightly around Alex's waist. Jamie also found the area where she could place her feet and have some sort of balance while she held on.
“Okay, I'm ready.” Jamie whispered into the helmets receiver.
“Are you sure?” Alex rubbed Jamie's arms that were around her waist to try and sooth her nervousness.
“Yup, I'm okay.”
Alex nodded and revved up the motorcycle. To Jamie's surprise it wasn't loud at all but had more of a buzzing sound to it as she backed out of the driveway.
They were heading slowly down Jamie's neighborhood road, which was still fairly quiet. The mixture of large trees and palm trees passed them at a steady pace. Jamie continued to hold on tightly as they reached the light to the main road and intersection.
“How are you doing so far?” Alex asked.
Jamie could hear Alex's voice clearly inside her helmet and jumped slightly as it broke her away from the sounds of traffic passing by.
“I'm good. Just enjoying the scenery from here.” Jamie nervously laughed but gave Alex a reassuring squeeze around her waist to let her know she was truly fine.
Alex turned left at the light once it changed and sped up. They rode through Sunset Boulevard and onto Rodeo Drive, passing the fancy shops and tourists who were aching to catch a glimpse of a celebrity. Jamie took in her surroundings and actually enjoyed the wind against her body. She never went through Sunset Boulevard on a motorcycle before and she felt empowered as she felt the low roar of the bike underneath her.
“So where are we headed?” Jamie asked.
Alex smiled behind her visor and Jamie could hear it in her voice.
“I'm not going to tell you, sweetheart. Just enjoy the ride.”
Jamie smiled and suddenly recognized her surroundings. They were now riding through Beverly Hills and she couldn't help but stare at the large mansions that they passed. The neighborhood looked like it was definitely a very nice place to live. They continued riding for another ten minutes until they turned onto a road with large silver and gold gates now facing them. Alex drove up to the gates and stopped at the security check. A large guard walked out of the small building, curiously checking out the two people on the motorcycle, Alex lifted her visor up.
“Just me, Brad.”
Brad curtly nodded and walked into the building again. The gates slowly opened and Alex flipped her visor back down. She revved the bike up and drove through, passing the gates. They continued to pass large mansions on both sides as they drove down a long winding road. The bike shifted as they started to go up another winding road that hid more mansions behind the trees. Jamie couldn't help but wonder if they were in Alex's neighborhood. They finally reached an area where there weren't that many houses anymore and each house was separated by large, beautiful, amounts of land. They stopped in front of another large set of gates and Alex stopped next to a dialing pad where she proceeded to enter numbers. As expected, the gates opened and then closed behind them as they rode up a long,bricked driveway.
“Is this where you live, Alex?” Jamie asked, in awe of her surroundings.
“Yes it is. Are you enjoying the scenery?”
“I'm loving the scenery.” Jamie smiled. They continued up the driveway, passing tall, lush, palm trees and greenery everywhere she looked. Then Jamie looked ahead of her and saw a large beautiful house surrounded by trees. Jamie did not expect to see a house so large and so elegant. Alex pressed a button on her bike as she drove around the driveway to her garage that was slowly opening. She parked the bike inside and lifted herself off, taking off her helmet. She then helped Jamie off the bike and placed both helmets on the seat.
Jamie looked around and saw that Alex had three more motorcycles and two cars. The garage was huge and had space for at least two more cars, if needed.
Alex walked up to Jamie and tucked a lock of her hair behind Jamie's ear.
“Did you enjoy the ride?” Alex asked.
Jamie looked up at Alex and nodded.
“I actually did, surprisingly. I enjoyed it a lot. The speed, the engine, the freedom.” Jamie explained animatedly.
“I knew you would like it, Jay.” Alex leaned down and placed a kiss on Jamie's lips, she brought her closer to her body and Jamie instantly melted into her. Alex then kissed her forehead and softly touched Jamie's hair.
“Thank you.” Jamie whispered.
“For everything. It's all so…wonderful.” Jamie breathed in and then looked back at the bike. “I want you to teach me how to ride one of these.”
Alex looked surprised as she pulled away from Jamie.
“Is that so?”
“Okay, I can do that. I'll teach you everything I know about how to ride.” Alex patted the seat of the other bike that was behind her and wiggled her eyebrows.
Jamie lightly slapped Alex's arm.
“You know what I meant, Alex.”
Alex laughed and took Jamie's hand as she led her inside her home.
“Come on, I want to show you around.” Alex said.
“What, you mean this isn't your house here?” Jamie joked, talking about the garage.
Alex laughed as they walked inside. The garage led them into a hallway that had framed posters of every movie that Alex had been in. Once they entered the main part of the house Jamie couldn't believe her eyes. There was a large staircase leading up to a second floor, everything was so open and looked brand new. They passed a case hanging on a wall that held all of Alex's Oscars and other awards. There were pictures of Alex with different celebrities and people Jamie didn't even recognize, all over the house.
Alex led them both to her kitchen where her cook was busy slicing vegetables.
“Are you hungry, Jay?” Alex asked, concerned.
“No, not yet. Thanks.”
They walked through the kitchen into another room that had a large television and plenty of cozy furniture that looked inviting to sit on. This area of the house was less fancy and more comfortable. Walking quickly towards them, a short stubby woman stopped in front of them to speak to Alex, with a smile on her face.
“Alex, I knew I heard you come in. I tried calling you earlier but it went straight to your voicemail.” Sofia explained.
Alex looked at Jamie and smiled at both women.
“I'm sorry Sofia, I was a little busy.” Alex pointed to Jamie to introduce her.
“This is Jamie, Jamie this is Sofia. She helps me with the house.”
“Nice to meet you.” Sofia slightly bowed her head in greeting.
“Nice to meet you too, Sofia.” Jamie smiled.
“What did you need to tell me, Sofia?” Alex inquired.
“Oh, yes, there are guests here to see you. They're in the formal room, waiting.”
Alex looked at Sofia curiously. She wasn't expecting any guests today.
“Who's here?” Alex asked, annoyance in her voice this time.
Sofia shuffled nervously on her feet.
“Cindy is here with two other people.”
“Cindy? Why is she here? I didn't say she could be here today.” Alex expressed, angry.
“She told me that you were expecting her.”
There was silence; Alex didn't feel like arguing today. She inhaled and exhaled slowly. Alex looked at Sofia and slightly smiled.
“Thank you, Sofia. Tell them I'll be there in a minute.”
Sofia walked out of the family room and disappeared around the corner. Alex turned to Jamie who had been quietly contemplating the exchange between Sofia and Alex. She didn't understand how someone could enter a house uninvited and assume it was okay.
“I'm sorry, Jay. I had no idea she was coming here. Otherwise I would've taken us somewhere else.” Alex lifted Jamie's hand to her mouth and kissed it.
“It's okay. I know who you are and I know that you are always going to have people coming and going. But this one looks a little unexpected.”
There was the sound of laughter that traveled to the family room and Alex rolled her eyes. It was Cindy's high pitched voice that always got to her and made her cringe.
“Do you want to continue to look around while I get rid of them?” Alex asked.
Jamie laughed and nodded.
“Sure, hopefully I don't get lost in this place.” Jamie stated.
“You won't. I remember you being the one that had the great sense of direction.” Alex said, matter-of-factly.
“We'll see about that.”
Alex gave Jamie a soft kiss, lightly squeezing her hand.
“I'll be right back, Jay.”
Alex walked stoically to the formal room and saw Cindy and two other women sitting on one of the couches drinking wine and laughing. Alex cleared her throat to get their attention.
Cindy looked up quickly with a large smile on her face.
“Alex, my love, there you are.” Cindy handed the glass of wine to one of the girls.
Alex raised an eyebrow.
“I didn't know you were expecting me, especially in my own home. I didn't invite you here, Cindy.” Alex crossed her arms and stared at her with eyes as cold as ice.
Cindy put her hands on her hips and pouted.
“Come on now, Alex. Don't be like that. Okay maybe I told a little white lie to your cleaning lady but that's only because I needed to see you.” Cindy stated.
“I saw you yesterday, Cindy. We did an interview together. What do you really want?”
Cindy took a few steps closer to Alex, whispering her next answer.
“You know what I want, Alex. I've always wanted you, and I know you feel the same way.” Cindy looked up into Alex's eyes and touched Alex's waist.
Cindy's friends weren't paying attention to the exchange because they were too much into their cell phones and shopping talk. Alex lowered her arms and took a step towards Cindy.
“I don't know how to get it through your head, I don't feel that way about you. What you and I had together was a very long time ago. Now, I want you to leave and don't forget to take your friends with you.” Alex continued to stare coldly down at Cindy who still had her arm on Alex's waist.
“It's okay, Alex, I understand. I'm sorry I assumed.” Cindy replied, softly.
Alex looked confused at Cindy's change of tone. She was expecting an argument, like they always had.
Cindy motioned for the women sitting on the couch to get up.
“I'll walk you out.” Alex said as she started to walk them to the front door.
Once they reached the front of the house the two girls walked outside first without a backwards glance, leaving Cindy still standing in front of Alex.
“I'll see you at the premiere on Friday?” Cindy questioned.
Alex nodded her head, nonchalantly. She was trying very hard to be civil to Cindy.
Unexpectedly, Cindy caressed Alex's dark hair, winked at her and turned to walk to a waiting limousine that she had not noticed earlier, she definitely needed to talk to security about this. Alex slammed the door shut and turned around to see Jamie standing by the stairwell.
“Was that Cindy?” Jamie asked.
“Yes… it was.” Alex nodded, walking towards Jamie.
“Is she always so touchy-feely?” Jamie asked, wondering what Alex would tell her.
“You saw that.” Alex stated.
Jamie nodded slightly and suddenly felt insecure.
“She's beautiful, Alex.”
“What do you mean by that, Jay?” Alex asked.
Jamie inhaled slowly, a question on her lips. Did she really want to ask?
Alex stared at Jamie waiting for her to say something.
“Do you still have feelings for her?” Jamie finally blurted out.
Alex's eyes widened, surprised at the question.
“What, feelings for Cindy? You got all of that from her touching my hair.” Alex stated. She was slightly annoyed at the question. Hadn't she expressed her love for Jamie enough for it to stick?
Jamie was surprised at the way Alex had answered her. She wasn't expecting the smartass answer or the conceded look that suddenly plastered on Alex's face.
“I…it was…I was just curious, Alex. Look, I'm still trying to see where I fit in with you, and all of this.” Jamie quickly stated.
“Have I given you some sort of doubt about us, because I thought I was being perfectly clear,” Alex's emotions were getting the best of her. She was bringing her annoyance of Cindy's unexpected visit into their conversation and throwing it at Jamie. She couldn't stop herself from saying what she was about to say next.
“How many times do we have to sleep with each other for you to understand?” Alex knew she had made a mistake as soon as it left her mouth. She knew she had hurt Jamie, and that was the last thing she wanted.
Jamie's face changed immediately. She felt a rush of embarrassment go through her and wanted to leave as soon as possible.
“I don't know who you are right now, Alex. And I don't appreciate you talking to me like I'm some…some stranger that you wanted to test drive. Why are you acting like this?”
When Jamie asked her that one question, Alex didn't know how to answer it herself.She wanted to take everything she had said back. Alex didn't know why she had responded so harshly to Jamie in the first place. She slowly walked up to Jamie so she could touch her.
“I'm sorry, Jay. I…I didn't mean any of that. I was taken aback by the question about Cindy and I felt like you were doubting my feelings for you. I love you, Jay. I'm so sorry.” Alex whispered, sincerely.
Jamie looked up at Alex, not trusting her own emotions. She had been through worse with her last relationship and didn't want this one to be that way too.
“Your attitude completely changed a minute ago and I don't remember you ever being that way. Just because you're a big celebrity now doesn't mean that I don't deserve the same respect that you used to give me. Maybe you're used to getting your way, Alex, but I'm still the same person that I was and I'm not going to take your celebrity ego bullshit.”
Jamie was standing her ground and she wanted to get that point across to Alex.
“I'm sorry, Jay. I'm sorry if I hurt you.” Alex pleaded.
Jamie looked up at Alex, who looked pained and uncomfortable in her own skin. She walked up to Alex and softly touched her face.
“I want to be with you, Alex, I do, but I want to be with the person I used to know. I know you've been through a lot but I want to be there for you.”
Alex nodded and leaned her head down, nuzzling Jamie's hair.
“You're special to me, Jay. I just want you to know that.” Alex whispered.
“I know.” Jamie hugged Alex tightly, resting her head on Alex's chest.
“And you're so much more beautiful than Cindy. She has nothing on you sweetheart.”
Jamie looked up at Alex, smiling. She lifted up on her toes and kissed Alex softly.
“I'm sorry that I sounded like I was doubting you. When I saw Cindy touch your hair like that I just thought-” Jamie couldn't finish as Alex spoke over her.
“I understand, Jay. Cindy and I were over a long time ago and truthfully we never really had anything. I was into drugs and she was there helping fuel my addiction at the time. It was convenient.” Alex explained.
“What made you turn to using drugs?” Jamie asked.
“It's Hollywood, Jay, everyone is using. At the after parties you can find cocaine served to you on a platter.” Alex confessed.
Jamie's eyes opened wide in shock.
“You can't be serious.” She stated.
“I used to have those type of parties…in this house.” Alex said matter-of-factly.
“What made you stop?” Jamie wanted to know what turned the intelligent girl she knew into such a troubled woman.
Alex looked down and took a deep breath.
“Can we talk about this later, Jay?” Alex was feeling uncomfortable and just wanted to spend this time with Jamie. She didn't want to talk about her past.
Jamie looked up at Alex and nodded.
Alex smiled and took Jamie's hand.
“Come on, I want to show you something.”
Alex walked with Jamie upstairs, hand in hand.
To be continued in Part Six
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