Archive for September 2013
And welcome to a new week here at Rawiya’s
I’m idle at the moment since Jayden’s all done and we’re doing edits.
I’ll most likely write a Xmas story, perhaps the one I left open for Comet
Hmm, Hopefully I’ll be able to fit it in. If so, Mr. Frank Mentier will be my muse to fall in love with my wounded hero
Wish me luck on grappling time from the other two muses!
Good Monday mornin!
OOh lovely looking man here.
Yeah, he’s already in a few of my fantasies.
I’m sure he’ll be in story of ours in the not so distant future!
Today I’m featuring a little more from my next book Something Like Jayden which is done for now. I’ll be editing this week and getting it ready for the betas before it goes to the publisher *shudder*
Unedited M/M Excerpt
With a Scotch on the rocks in hand and the phone in the other, Isaac pondered if he should give Jayden a call to see what was up. He’d been fighting it the whole day, knowing he should hold off until he could tell Jayden the whole story about him and Debra. Still, he didn’t believe a phone call to check on the young man wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
“Isaac?” Debra’s voice broke the silence, nearly causing him to drop his glass.
“In here, Deb.” He threw the rest of the alcohol down his throat and winced from the slow burn.
“Hey.” She set down her overnight bag and waltzed over to him, plopping on the couch spot to his right. “How was the party?”
“It was as you’d expect. Lots of people getting wasted and Silas parading hot looking guys and girls through his living room. I didn’t even stay for the midnight toast. How was your company bash?”
“Nice. I spent the night with David…”
Isaac grimaced and bit his tongue. Why the heck did Debra want that guy anyway?
“Now, hold on there, sweets. Before you say anything…” Debra drew up her lips and held out her hand.
“What? What are you going to say to make me believe what you did was a good idea?”
“Just that I’ve gotten to know him better and I’m thinking we could make this work. He just seems aloof but he’s got a lot of great ideas.”
Isaac thought the man was a complete goof but he listened to Debra’s explanation. Right now, he could honestly care less about who his beloved wife fucked around with. Not that she’d listen to a word he said anyway.
Debra stopped abruptly and slapped Isaac’s knee. “You’re not listening to me, Isaac. Where is your head right now? With the intern?”
“Yeah it is but not for that.” Isaac looked away and brought his hands together. “You’ve been gone so I haven’t gotten a chance to talk with you about him. He hasn’t been at work the last couple of days because of a death in the family. I miss seeing him and I wish I could give him a call just to check in and see how he’s doing.”
Debra gasped, covering her mouth. “Oh poor kid. His mom, or…”
“No, a family friend. He was barely able to talk with me the day he landed the Rosario account. The guy must have been someone really special.”
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with calling, Isaac. You’re just being a good boss and a friend.”
“Yeah I know but…” Isaac wanted to tell Jayden the whole truth and sooner than he’d first expected. “This is so hard, Deb. I know I want to talk with him about everything and not continue to give the false impression of our marriage. I want this man something fierce. I wish I could just tell him everything to get the ball rolling.”
“Why so soon, babe? I mean, you’ve only been around the kid about a week.”
“Yeah but we’ve got a connection, Deb. The sparks between us are flying like fireworks on the Fourth of July. The other day it took everything for me not to throw his cute ass over the table and fuck him silly.” Isaac’s cock jumped in his jeans just thinking about it. “He’s everything I like in a man, Debra. I didn’t think I’d be this ready for a relationship so fast with someone but the more I’m around him, the more I want to be with him.”
“Wow, Isaac. He must be something if you’re talking like that. I mean, weren’t you the one just saying you would be happy with just making partner and taking the company back from Silas Senior?”
Isaac shrugged his shoulders. “Yes I was but now being with Jayden is a little bit more important. Not that I’m giving up on that goal but it hasn’t been my main focus.”
“And you don’t think Jayden would see a problem with dating you on the low until you have that partnership? I mean, I don’t mean to burst your bubble but what if Silas Senior doesn’t give you the position?”
“Then I’m prepared to go on with my life as long as Jayden is in it.” Isaac answered without hesitation, folding his arms over his chest. “I’ve worked too hard at Denton not to be partner. I’d even be willing to run the company along with Silas Jr. as long as Jayden is on board.”
“Whoa… you really are infatuated huh?” Debra smiled wide and patted his back. “Hope the kid wants to be with you as bad as you want him. I have to tell you, you two would make a pretty hot couple too.”
“I know right?” Isaac returned the Cheshire grin, agreeing with his best friend. “Jayden makes me feel like I’m young again, like I was pursuing someone for the very first time. It’s been a long while since anyone had this kind of effect on me. Just something about him, Debra…. something and I can’t put a finger on it.” Despite his yearning to call Jayden, Isaac refrained and thought it best to give Jayden space until Tuesday.
Instead of strolling in at his usual eight thirty, Isaac made a point to be there earlier to catch Jayden before most of his employees came in to work. He figured the less people around the more apt Jayden might want to open up to him. Isaac was curious about who Jayden lost that caused him so much anguish the past few days.
Since Tamela hadn’t arrived either, Isaac took it upon himself to make the coffee for the day. Much to his dismay the muffins from their favorite bakery hadn’t made it in yet but Isaac figured he needed to cut back to battle the bulge. Eating more than one was starting to show around his stomach.
Need to stay fit to keep up with the intern.
Just as he poured himself a cup, the door opened wide and Jayden stepped inside the office.
“Good morning, Isaac.” Jayden closed the door behind him, walking in with a calm grin. “How was New Years?”
Isaac moistened his lips and stopped himself from spinning around too quickly to face him. “Good, my friend. Again, my condolences on the family friend. Are you okay? Do you need to talk?”
Jayden forced his hands in his pockets and glanced down at the floor. “I’m okay as I’ll ever be and yeah, we can talk. It would probably do me some good. I didn’t really have anyone to speak about it with over the weekend other than Bertha, the neighbors, and my mother. She’s not doing too well, either. Mr. Murdock was a very close friend.”
“I see.” Isaac stirred the sugar in his beverage. “Would you like some coffee, Jayden?” To look at him, Isaac turned around slowly, leaving his mug on the counter. Jayden looked beautiful as usual but he could tell from the slight circles under his eyes it had been a rough go for him these past two days. Still, he was dressed impeccably in a midnight blue suit with a lighter colored shirt and black tie. His hair was pulled back with in a neat ponytail. Isaac wished he could loosen it just to run his fingers through Jayden’s soft, black mane.
“Yes I’ll make it, though. Again, I really do appreciate you giving me the time off on such short notice.” Jayden ambled over by him and incidentally brushed his hand against Isaac’s thigh when he reached for a mug.
Morning to all!
I’m very excited that Something Like Jayden’s first draft is done for now
I loved how it turned out and i’m okay with the ending at this point
I’ll be looking over the story later on in the week but for now, I’ll sit back and relax, ogling my hot Isaac muse, Boris Kodjoe
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Anyways, the song today is an old “slow jam.” People from the eighties know what that is. This song was released when I was a sophmore in High School. Yes Shar was listening to metal music and Duran Duran but a couple of songs stuck in her head and now Isaac, Jayden’s older half wants to sing this tune to him.
Nite & Day is one of the slow, baby making tunes R&B fans remember well. Al B. Sure was a popular singer, coming from that breed of Michael Jackson soundalikes with great moves. Like many of the artists of the 80’s, Al B had a couple of hits and faded later on.
Thankfully though, this tune is still pretty popular and it fits my character Isaac Bridges very well. At this point in the story, Isaac and Jayden are trying to make things work in their relationship but not without bumps in the road.
Here’s a little unedited snippet
Isaac closed the door behind him, staring a hole through the kid’s back. Anger raging from what he’d witnessed, his eyebrows furrowed, and he sighed deeply. “What the hell do you think you’re doing?”
“What do you mean, Isaac? I was talking with a co-worker. We’ll be working together when I join Charlie’s team next week.”
“Yes I know but you gave him something.”
“My number, yeah I gave him my number. He wants to take me out sometime so…”
“Oh no you’re not.” Isaac walked passed him, tossing the papers on the desk. “Dalton screws around too much. You don’t want to be caught up with him.”
“How do you know what I want, Isaac? Other than things I’ve told you, you know nothing about me.” Jayden drew up his lips, petulantly folding his arms over his chest. “I want to start living a life outside of work, Isaac. Perhaps I need someone like Dalton to make me relax.”
Isaac dropped his head in disgust. “You would’ve never thought about doing this until now, Jayden. You’ve been ignoring everyone’s advances this whole time and now you want to have fun?”
“Yes I do. Dalton’s out, really cute…”
“And he sleeps with different men on the regular, Jayden. He’s no good for you, okay. You need to find someone else to fill your time.”
Jayden’s eyes narrowed. “Oh, like you? My married, closeted boss who’s been lying to me this whole time about your life? Yeah you’re a real prize, Isaac.” Jayden spun on his heel, heading for the exit.
“Jayden, please, come on, alright? Cut me some slack. Yeah you’re right, I lied to you, I deceived you and everyone else in this company but I did it thinking I’d never find someone like you, babe. I adore you, Jayden. You’ve got such an effect on me.”
Jayden laughed and shifted back around to face Isaac. “Oh yeah, the effect I have on you is the same as I have on Mrs. Paisley. I could tell she wants to see me naked. The woman stared at me like a piece of meat she’d like to have on her plate at dinner. You don’t actually care, Isaac. You just like what you see on the outside. Like I said, you know nothing about me except for what I’ve said to you which is very little. You know I like my coffee a certain way, about my mother, how my step father beat me senseless and sent me out in the cold during Christmas. You don’t know a damn thing about me that matters a whole hell of a lot, Isaac.”
“And Dalton does? Is that what you’re going for is relationships without substance?”
Jayden shrugged, flashing a wry smile. “Well hell Isaac, I guess I learned that from you, huh? You been married to Debra and you don’t even love her. I mean, isn’t that a relationship with no substance?”
Isaac bristled at that comment. Since when had his sweet Jayden turned into such a smart ass? He closed his eyes tightly and bit his lip. “Okay, I deserve that but I want more with you Jayden. I want to learn more about you and I don’t care what anyone else thinks of me. We could have so much together, babe once we get to know one another more. I’m willing to go that extra step as long as you are. I know I’ve made mistakes but I’m ready to move on with my life. Just say you’ll be there with me, huh? Say you’ll forgive me.” Isaac softened his look, hoping Jayden would notice how much he was begging him to change his mind.
Jayden shook his head, looking down at the floor. “Not sure if I can, Mr. Bridges. I like you a lot but I don’t see us getting over this hurdle. If I do in fact get a job here you’ll still be my boss regardless if I forgive you or not and I don’t think you’re worth me turning down an opportunity to work at my dream company for a chance at a relationship. Like I said, you’re already built in this business and I’m just starting out. I’ve got a lot more to lose and I’m not willing to take that kind of chance. Now, was there really anything you wanted to tell me about the creative meeting or did you pull me in here to scold me about talking to Dalton? I’m going out with him whether you like it or not, Isaac. You’re my boss not my father.”
Isaac gripped the top of his leather chair, digging his nails into the fabric. Since when had Jayden become so strong in his resolve to avoid Isaac like the plague? “No, nothing else but, think about what I said, okay? Go on out with Dalton if you want but don’t say I didn’t warn you if he breaks your heart.”
Jayden harrumphed and blankly stared at Isaac. “Wouldn’t be the first time my heart was broken by someone and it certainly won’t be the last.” He turned around, heading for the door without saying another word, slamming it behind him.
Hope you enjoyed that tension filled scene. Here is the tune and underneath are the lyrics.
My muse is my model for Jayden, the hot Mr. Umid that just won’t let his story end.
Now that I’m actually writing it, it’s a lot longer than I thought…
Currently it stands at a little under 42k.
And there are no love scenes yet…
Not even a kiss…
This might be a record for us.
Anyways, I’ll share another snippet on Wind Down Wednesday.