| Nick understood, “what are you going to tell him?” Jessica thought about it, “Maybe I’ll make it quick. Tell him how I know what he did…how he hurt me.” Nick ran his fingers through her hair, “it’ll be ok after your done with it, Jess.” Jessica looked back up into Nick’s eyes, “I know.” After a few minutes, Nick spoke up, “How about we go to the beach today? It’s really nice out.” Jessica smiled at him, “I like the sound of that.” Nick kissed her forehead and helped her to her feet. “Breakfast” he asked. “Lunch?” she asked him with a laugh and raising an eyebrow. “Oh come on” he said, guiding her out of the bedroom and into the hallway, “want a tour of the house?” Jessica smiled and nodded. Nick showed her the upstairs first. The four rooms upstairs were mainly guestrooms, but Nick rarely had guests to stay in them, which was a sad thing. The room to the left of Jessica’s room was another guest room and it was next to the end of the hallway. It was basically a room that a girl decorated, light colors. Another million thoughts went through Jessica’s head. ‘Did Nick have a girlfriend and using me till she gets back…?’ ‘Is Nick telling me the truth?’ ‘Should I leave right now?’ Then Nick pointed out, “My ex designed this room.” He sighed as he looked around at it, “I have to change it.” Jessica looked around the room too, and then up at Nick, “do you have a girlfriend now?” Nick looked down at her, he had only known her for two days and already he could easily spend two lifetimes with her. “Well I was hoping I would have a girlfriend here now with me. So…um…Jess…” he said, his eyes roaming her face, “would you like to go out with me sometime?” Jessica smiled again, “I’d love to.” “Let’s go see the rest of the house now” Nick said after giving her a quick little kiss and taking hold of her hand. They went to Nick’s room. He wasn’t afraid to show anything in his room. Hell, he even showed Jessica his underwear drawer. He had a huge bed, bigger than the one at the hotel. ‘Double king size?’ Jessica thought with a laugh. It was decorated in dark green. His walls had various sports and movie posters scattered around, but not looking messy. He took her into his closet. ‘Wow’ was all she could say. His closet was just about as big as his room, and he had the master bedroom. Nick showed her all of his suits, his regular clothes and sports jerseys. Jessica picked on him when she found a Buffalo Sabres jersey in there.
Half an hour later, the two were sitting on Nick’s deck, overlooking the ocean and his in-ground pool. “It’s so beautiful…” Jessica said breathlessly. Nick smiled and said, “I know, it’s what attracted me to this house. Do you like the ocean?” Jessica looked at Nick and then back out into the water, “I’ve never actually been to one. Western New York isn’t really in driving range of the Atlantic.” “Well,” Nick said standing up, “what are you waiting for?” Jessica watched Nick unhook the latch on his gate and walk down the stairs to his private beach. She stood up and looked down at him, he was looking at her. She smiled and walked down to meet him. “This was the only reason I bought this house,” Nick said, putting an arm around Jessica and starring out into the blue water. “I can see why. It’s gorgeous here…” Jessica said. “But not as gorgeous as you” Nick said, grabbing Jessica’s attention. “Nick, don’t say things like that…” Jessica said. “I’m saying nothing but the truth,” he said, assuredly. “Oh, blah” Jessica said with a laugh as she walked towards the water. “Oh, blah” Nick said mockingly, like a girl, as he followed Jessica.
“Yeah, Scott, she’s totally fucking him. I heard them in his hotel room the other night. All night long” Sam said, all of which was false, on the phone to Scott. “What a fucking whore! The bitch won’t even sleep with me, but a fucking Backstreet Boy will do, right?! Dammit!” He yelled into the phone, “When do you guys get back to Buffalo?” “The 14th, at night” Sam said, smiling to herself, knowing what Jessica was in for. “I suggest to you, keep your distance when I take Jessica home. She’s gonna be in for something…and it won’t be pleasing” Scott said, obviously angry.