2 Apr 2011
Authors note: This chapter is told from Alex's P.O.V
I was in the middle of preparing dinner when Kayleigh walked through the door, and skulked up the stairs without even a "Hello". I turned the hobs to a lower number and headed up to see what was wrong. I found her sitting, slumped over on the bedroom sofa playing footsie with her shoe.
"Hey Huni, what's wrong? Everything OK at work?"
"Oh Alex... Mr Carter is moving the firm to Sunset Valley, and said if I don't go I would be out of a job. I sat at my desk all week thinking it over, about you, Jasper, and Amber. Our life, our home, is here. I couldn't imagine up and moving somewhere else, so I told Mr Carter that I couldn't go and quit. I hope you're not mad at me... "
"How could I be mad? You done the right thing, and if you wanted to, you could be a stay at home Mum... we don't need the money as much now that I've been offered a promotion. The Fire Chief called me this morning not long after you left offering me the Assistant Fire Chief position. If I accepted it would mean me leaving first thing Monday morning for a week long training course that all civil servants at any management level have to attend. Four days of leadership conferencing, and one day specifically for firefighters of danger and conflict management. I told him that I would talk it over with you and call him back. What do you think?"
"Um... wow... of course you have to accept, it's a huge opportunity for you. And as for me being a stay at home Mum, I guess I could give it a go. It might be fun, and I would get to spend all day with Amber." She said with a smile.
With the situation settled and Kay smiling again I went back to preparing dinner, Salmon. We ate up the table, as a family every night before watching a little TV. I tucked Amber in most nights, she really is a precious little girl. She follows my every move, and is always telling me she loves me, it's incredibly sweet.
The weekend passed and Monday morning rolled round all too soon. My suitcase was packed and waiting by the front door. I ate breakfast, kissed Kay, and told the kids to be good for their Mum before hopping into the car on my way to the course.
I spent most of the week sat behind a desk either reading, writing, or listening to the Chief. On the final day all attendants had to pass the exam with an average grade of 90/100, thankfully I had been listening and had taken everything in, and passed with a score of 98. With my certificate packed away I could finally head home to my family as the new Assistant Fire Chief of Bridgeport. I was welcomed home with open arms and happy tears, they were all really proud that I passed and Kay insisted that we hung my certificate on the wall.
We spent all Sunday out in the garden, I tended to the barbecue while Kay and Jasper played dolls with Amber. After eating and sending the kids to bed me and Kay retired to the hot tub for a couple hours before heading to bed.
I strolled casually into the station, it was only 8AM, but I was here and ready to start my first day in my new position. I checked the truck and alarms, and was in the middle of giving the truck an upgrade when I saw a flicker of platinum blonde hair out of the corner of my eye. I turned my head to see, knowing that no one in the station possessed that colour hair. The blonde came bouncing over...
"I'm here for my training... erm... Alex Stone is supposed to be on duty today. I was told he would be training me." She said with a fluttering of her eyelashes.
"I'm he, and your name is.. ?" I inquired while continuing to work on the truck.
I couldn't help but notice the change in her voice; more girly, yet sultry as she said
"I'm Phoenix Rae."
"Right... OK, if you take the first left through that door you will find the locker room. Get changed into some workout gear and we'll start your training." I replied, still not looking away from my work.
Ten minutes later she came bouncing out of the locker room in what I could only assume was some sort of new type of workout wear... it was very revealing, tight, and left no curve to the imagination. I cleared my throat and proceeded as professionally as I could.
I started her off with a two mile run on the running machine, we were chatting and swapping life stories, I told her about Kay and the kids. And she said she had only just moved to town so hadn't really had time to meet anyone yet. As I was showing her how to lift the weights I could see her eyes taking in every inch of my muscles, feeling a little uncomfortable I suggested she give it a go. I stuck the pin in the 4lb slot and encouraged her to give it a shot, after a few winces and struggles she managed to lift it a few times.
As she finished on the bench she stood up and giggled..
"That was awful..I'm no where near as strong as you, just look at those huge arm muscles you have." She said while she gave my biceps a massaging squeeze.
"Ahem... follow me and I'll show you the truck, which you will eventually get to use to attend to emergencies." I ignored her advances in the hopes that she would get the message that I wasn't interested.
I shew her all aspects of the truck outside and in, how the sirens worked, where the hose was, etc. As I was about to lock the truck I noticed my cell phone lying on the front seat, it must have fallen out of my pocket. I quickly hopped inside to retrieve it, and as I stepped out Phoenix stood in front of me with a seductive, creepy look in her eyes.
"Alex... I want you.. " She said as she climbed onto my lap.
My mind froze for a second searching for ideas, ways to make her see what she was doing was wrong. I roughly grabbed her shoulder and nudged her out of the way.
"Look... whatever it is you are trying to do, I'm not interested! I'm happily married to my one and only love, and I don't intend to ruin that or hurt her for a silly little fling. If you wish to continue working here you may want to think about changing your work attitude."
I watched as her face flickered from seductive to angry. She swiftly turned and walked out of the station, but not before giving me one final look of pure hatred. I hadn't meant to sound so... mean, but I was furious.
I called Kay asking her to meet me in an hour, after work. We needed to go shopping for Jasper's birthday present, and I knew he would be busy at the studio, filming his show.
I was cleaning the last few bits away when I felt a pair of small hands wrap around my waist, I knew it was Kay from her smell; she always wore passion flower perfume. I turned, pulled her into my arms and kissed her long and hard.
"What was that for?" She asked.
"What? Can't a man kiss his Wife?" I replied with a chuckle as I pulled her in for another kiss.
It didn't take long to choose Jasper's present, at least with it being delivered on the day we would only have to hide the few small presents that we had got him, and the clue to this one. Once everything had been settled and paid for we headed home.
We arrived home a little before six, Jasper would be home any minute. We rushed upstairs to our room to hide his presents. I opened the door and noticed that the room was bathed in candle light, I gave Kayleigh a puzzled look, which she returned.
When I saw Phoenix lying pratically naked on our bed my heart dropped into my stomach, I could just imagine all the visions and thoughts running through Kayleigh's head. Of course Phoenix had to go and make it worse by saying..
" Finally.. I thought you were going to keep me waiting forever."
Kay looked at me, tears glistening in her eyes "Alex, how could you?"
Stay tuned for chapter 18 :D
Posted by strelitzia19 at 19:29
Welcome To The Stone Family Blog.
I would like to introduce you to my founder, Jenna Stone and her husband Claude Stone.
Jenna's traits are:
Her favourite's include:
Jenna is an artistic person, and can always be found painting her worries away. She wants a big family, she say's a home filled with laughter is the place to be. When she isn't painting she can be found either out in the garden or at the library reading. Being Eco-friendly she likes to recycle, take quick showers and just generally take care of the planet. She still remembers the first day she met Claude like it was yesterday. He was walking past as she left the library, and her being the bookworm that she is had her head stuck in her favourite book and bumped into him. Claude caught her and as their eyes met they instantly felt the attraction towards one another, and from that day they never left each others side.
Claude's traits are:
His favourites include:
Claude is very athletic, most days he can be found working out at the gym or with his family.He is also very charismatic and loves to make friends and meet new people. He is very career orientated and because he is a schmoozer he makes friends with colleagues very quickly. He is very family orientated and would love 4 or 5 children. He has always wanted a large family and never thought it would be possible until he met Jenna. He and Jenna were engaged within 6 months of meeting, they had a whirlwind romance and neither could imagine life without the other.
What will the future hold for the Stone's.