Ridin Dirty: A BWWM Military Romance
by Aza Reece
They stood there staring at each other for a brief moment. His face looked real rough but his eyes were such a clear blue, almost like the ocean. For some reason, James attention went to her slightly parted lips. They were full and plump and just begging him to taste. He shook his head and broke the connection. She bit down on her lip as she returned back to her sandwich.
"So, are you really moving here?" she asked clearing her throat.
"Yea, I need something stable. I'm thinking of making this my last year."
"Scott said that you have been with the Marines for a long time."
"Ever since I was 18."
"That must have been rough." she added.
"Not really, but after awhile, you want something to call home."
"Yea, that's true. We use to move around a lot when my dad served until my mom just said let's stay here."
He nodded; slightly wondering to himself why he was talking to her about this, "So, how is your boyfriend?"
"Um, he's good. He went to Colorado to visit some family. That's another thing that I have been meaning to ask you. What did you say to him?"
"Doesn't matter." he said crossing his huge arms in front of his chest.
She sighed, "It does matter."
"Not really, it was between me and him."
She hates the fact that he was stubborn and pushy, "Whatever, can you at least tell me why you did it?"
"I didn't like the fact that he was disrespecting you like that, no woman deserves that."
"Well, thank you. He has changed a lot since you said that to him."
"I have a way with people. The question is; why do you put up with it?"
She was taken aback by him being so blunt. She didn't even have an honest response for him. The only thing she could tell him was what she had always told herself.
"He's good for me. We have been through so much together."
"You still didn't really answer the question. Why do you put up with it?"
"That does answer the question."
"No, not really. You just said that he is good for you, that was not answering why you put up with it."
She swallowed hard somewhat feeling attacked by this oak. What business of it was his? She felt herself getting heated under his waiting stare.
"Why do you care?"
"I don't really; I just thought I would ask the question. It's obvious that what he does upset you and you two have probably been going back and forth for awhile and yet it took someone outside of the situation to get him to change. It's a little sad."
She hated him at that moment; there were no other word to describe it. It was partially because she knew he was right. She won't admit it to him, but something about what he said hit home. She turned her head away from him suddenly losing her appetite. James read her reaction and wasn't expecting that. He really shouldn't care about her relationship with her boyfriend but he did.
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