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LLH Book 3 Chapters 7- 10

Hi everyone!! I’m in such of a good mood today that I decided to post 4 chapters! Enjoy 🙂


Cheryl was looking at her reflection in the hall mirror of her father’s condo when her cell phone started to ring. She automatically knew who the person was from the ringtone. She goes to her phone and answered it.

“Hey baby.”

“Hey. I didn’t get you at a bad time, did I?”

“No, just about to grab some dinner.”

“Perfect. You mind if I tagged along?”

“Not at all.”

“Cool. If you’re at home, I can come and pick you up.”

“Sound good. I’ll be waiting.” she said and hung up.

Chris hung up his phone and sighed. After everything that was going on, he had to talk to someone about the issues surrounding Marcus, Shawn, and Dominique.

After picking up Cheryl at her place, the two was seated at Chili’s, waiting on their drinks to arrive. She noticed from the expression on Chris’ face that something was wrong. She looked at him while putting her hand on top of his.

“What’s wrong?”

Chris sighed and began to move the menu around on the table.

“Where should I begin?”

“From the beginning.”

Chris smirked and stared at Cheryl.

“I had to bail Marcus from jail today. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and assault.”

“What! What happened?”

“He choked out a bartender because he wouldn’t serve him anymore drinks.”

“Wow. That doesn’t sound like Marcus.”

“Well, a lot can happen to a person when they’re going through something. In fact, Marcus hasn’t been the same since what happened.”

“And you know this how?”

“Because I haven’t stopped talking to him. Cheryl, I’ve known Shawn and Marcus for years, and even though what he done was wrong, I couldn’t walk away from him, especially when he needed someone to talk to.”

“Chris, you know if Shawn ever found out about this, he will be hurt.”

“You don’t think I know that? Marcus is in a really bad place right now. Since the incident, he’s been drinking heavily, he’s been suspended from the department and with his arrest, he might not even have a job. If things don’t change with him soon, I will tell Shawn everything. I know he may not like him right now, but I know Shawn; he would want to help his brother, no matter the circumstances. But right now, I just need to keep him on track so he doesn’t get into even more trouble.”

“I think it’s pretty noble what you’re doing. At least someone is still in his corner.”

“You’re not mad that I kept this from you?”

Cheryl shook her head.

“No, I’m just glad you’re there for him.”

Chris squeezed Cheryl’s hand and smiled.

“Thank you. I really glad I’m there for him, especially now that Dominique is with Shawn.”

“What does she have to do with anything?”

“Let’s just say that Riana is not the only woman the Walker brothers have shared.”

Cheryl gave a smirk regarding the comment.

“Dominique and Marcus had a relationship?”

“It’s not what you think. Dominique nearly destroyed Marcus’ life. She accused him of rape at a party two years ago.”

Cheryl gave Chris a bewildered look.

“Why would she do that?”

“More likely to protect her reputation. Shawn knew about the situation, but never knew who the parties involved. Marcus kind of kept everything under wraps. Anyway, he was doing security work for a party off campus and Dominique and he were flirting. One thing led to another and they had consensual sex. A couple of days later, she accused him of raping her. I don’t know all the details, but I do know she withdrew her claim, stating that she agreed to have sex with him.”

“So how do you know the entire story?”

“I was at the party and heard several people talking about it. Shawn decided not to go out that night because he had a paper due that Monday. I talked to Marcus about it and he admitted it was him and a girl that he identified as Dominique.”

“Why you never told me about this? Especially now since Riana and I are thinking about pledging GZG.”

“Because it happened before we all knew each other. I didn’t think you two would even pledge, especially knowing Dominique is the president.”

“You do know that Shawn will never forgive you for this. It’s one thing that you’re still associating with Marcus, but knowing his current girlfriend accused his brother of rape is another situation.”

Chris sighed as he leaned back in his chair. He suddenly realized he’s not hungry.

“I know, and that’s what I’m afraid of.”

*** Shawn and Dominique were at The Cheesecake Factory enjoying their night together. As much as Shawn was trying not to think about his encounter with Riana or the fact that she was on a date, he couldn’t help but ponder on it every now and then.

Dominique stared at Shawn while placing her hand on his. She gazed into his eyes, wondering what he was thinking.

“Is everything okay?”

Shawn looked at Dominique and smiled.

“Yeah, everything’s cool. Tell me how your classes went?”

“It was great. In fact, I think this semester is going to be great. That wasn’t the interesting part of my day, though. It was actually Pledge Week and the girls we encountered.”

“Really, how so?” Shawn asked he grabbed his glass of soda.

“There were some we felt had potential to be GZGs, but there were others that we automatically knew wouldn’t make the cut.”

“Anyone I know came by?”

Dominique gave Shawn a smirk and picked up her glass.

“Don’t play dumb Shawn. I’m pretty sure Chris told you that Cheryl and Riana came by.”

“Why would you think I was referring to Cheryl and Riana?”

“Because you were. To be honest, I don’t think those two are GZG material.”

“Why would you say that? From what I know about the sorority, those two personify the organization’s stigma.”

“Babe, I think I know who GZG material is and who is not. But with every girl we choose, we will give them a fair shot.”

Shawn looked at Dominique wondering if she was being truthful to what she just said. Shawn knew Dominique couldn’t stand Riana, so why would she give her a fair shot?

As she continued to discuss Pledge Week, Shawn began to space out. He is still trying to find a reason to continue his relationship with her. The two does not have anything in common besides their Journalism major. But as he looked into Dominique’s hazel eyes, something inside him want to give their relationship a chance. He needed to see if he can have a relationship with another woman and actually be happy.

Even if it is with Dominique.

With that, he pushed whatever feelings he had aside and decided to have a good time with his date with someone that wasn’t his ex.

*** Riana and Terrance were walking downtown looking at the beautiful night in front of them. Riana is having a good time with Terrance and really did not want the night to end. Although she was on a date with Terrance, she couldn’t help but to think about the encounter she had with Shawn earlier. She still could feel his touch on her skin, which made her moist just thinking about it.

Stop thinking about your ex, Ri! she thought as she stared at the twinkling stars.

She had to admit, Terrance thought up the perfect first date. From dinner at her favorite restaurant, Grand Lux, to their evening stroll, Riana loved the fact that Terrance listened to her on the smallest details and that he is the perfect gentleman throughout the entire night.

Riana quickly focused her attention back on the date as the two stopped walking. She looked over and saw the park in which Shawn gave her promise ring. The ring was a commitment to their love and their relationship. The relationship she ruined with lies and infidelity.

Suddenly, all the memories started to resurfaced, making Riana completely emotional. Terrance looked at her, wondering what was wrong.

“Are you okay? It looks as if you saw a ghost.”

“I’m sorry, it just something I noticed from my past.”

“Does it have to do with you and Shawn?”

Riana quickly looked away and wiped a tear from her eye. She really didn’t want to cry in front of Terrance, especially since it was about her ex.

“It’s always hard to let go of a relationship, especially if the person was truly special.”

Riana wiped another tear. She turned and collided her lips with Terrance’s. She didn’t know why she was kissing him, but at that moment, she needed to feel a sense of comfort.

Terrance pulled apart from Riana, giving her a surprised look. He grabbed her by her waist and drew her close to him, reaching for her lips again. Any thoughts of Shawn were slowly vanishing as she continued to kiss Terrance under the starry moonlight.


Britney was sitting in bed thinking about what happened earlier between her and Jackie. The thought of him made her excited, but she knew what she was doing is wrong. Not only will Jackie lose his job, but due to university policy, she could be kicked out of school for having an inappropriate relationship with a teacher.

She began to think back to when she first met him four months ago. She was still upset over the incident between Riana and Marcus and needed a distraction, so she decided to go out to the club with some of her co-workers. As soon as she walked in, she noticed Jackie by the bar talking to his friends. The two locked glances, initiating the beginning of their relationship.

After that night at the club, the two went out on a couple of dates. Although Britney was dating again, she still couldn’t get the thought of Marcus out of her head. She missed him, but she knew in her heart she couldn’t forgive him. On their fourth date, she realized that not only was Jackie a great guy, but she was ready to move on intimately with him. The first time they slept together was amazing, leaving Britney satisfied, physically and emotionally. She was able to put behind the hatred she had for Marcus and actually move on with her life.

Everything was going perfect until two weeks before the semester started. The two were at dinner when Jackie asked about her schedule. When she mentioned her classes, he began to talk about the Master’s program at Shaw and that he only had four classes to go before completion. To Britney, that was news to her because Jackie never brought up the fact that he was in school, let alone going to Shaw. But the real kicker was that he applied for a fellowship with the Education department and was chosen to become a teacher assistant to Professor Graves. Although she was surprised about the news, she figured she didn’t have too much to worry about since he only taught advanced courses.

Little did she know that Professor Graves also taught Introduction to Education, in which she found out two days before the semester started.

When she heard the news, she thought she could handle it, and maybe even continue the relationship, but she didn’t know if she could live a lie and not be able to show her relationship in public. The thought of sneaking around could be exciting at first, but they both knew it would get old and frustrating. She tried to tell him that, but instead of coming to an agreement, they winded up having sex.

Just like earlier.

Her thoughts were interrupted when the doorbell rang. She hopped out of bed and went down the hallway to the front door. She answered it, revealing Jackie on the other end looking extremely sexy. Dressed in a Carolina blue button down shirt and dark jeans, he gave a smile that showed his white teeth.

Britney debated on whether she should even let him in, knowing that being with him is nothing but a flight risk.

“You shouldn’t be here, Jackie.”

“I know. I wanted to see you.”

“I told you after what happened that we can’t be together. I thought I made that clear; and now you’re making things even more complicated by showing up on my doorstep looking the way you do.”

“I guess I should take that as a compliment.” he said while giving a wide grin.

“I’m being serious, Jackie.”

“Can I come in, please?”

Britney sighed and walked into the living room. Jackie walked in and closed the door. He walked over to Britney as she gave him an intense stare.

“I agree with what you said earlier. That can’t happen again, especially on campus.”

“It can’t happen again period. You’re my teacher, Jackie! What if someone catches us together, whether we’re walking in town or out having dinner? We can’t even have a normal relationship because of that factor.”

“I know and I’m sorry. If I was straightforward with you then things wouldn’t have gotten so out of hand.”

“I agree. You should have told me the truth from the beginning.”

“But the problem is I can’t just end things. I really like you Britney and I want things between us to work. I want us to be together.”

“Why are you doing this? After everything we said earlier.”

“I know, but Britney, you can’t deny your feelings for me. You don’t want us to end just as much as I don’t.”

Britney walked to the sofa and sat down.

“You know I don’t.”

Jackie went over to Britney and began to touch her.

“If we are to be together, we have to be discreet. No more campus hookups, okay. Maybe we could go out of the city or to our places for dates. Baby, I don’t want to lose you.”

Britney looked at Jackie as he caressed her shoulder. He moved his fingers to her chest, creating a shiver throughout her body.

“I don’t know if I want to be.”

“You sure.” He said as he tilted his face to Britney’s. He put his hand on her cheek and lightly brushed his lips onto hers.

Britney wasn’t not sure if she wanted to sneak around, but that was something she will have to figure out later.

Without uttering a word, she took Jackie’s hand and the two headed towards her bedroom.


Monica was in her dorm room reading a chapter for class, when she heard a knock at the door. She put a highlighter in her book to hold her place. She opened the door to see Donnell standing in the hallway.

“Can I come in?”

“Should I let you in?”

“You don’t have to. I can say what I have to right here, unless you want everyone on the floor to know our conversation.”

Monica sighed and let Donnell in.

“What do you want Donnell? I have chapters to read before my next class.”

“It won’t take long. We left a lot of things unsaid earlier.”

“I think we both made ourselves pretty clear earlier.”

“Mon, I want us to repair our relationship and I’m not giving up without a fight.”

“It sounded like you wanted to earlier.”

“By saying I wanted to start over? No, I want us to forget about everything that has happened between us in the past year and a half. I want us to forget about the infidelity, the insecurity, and start over.”

Donnell went up to Monica and put his hands in hers.

“Are you willing to do that, for us?”

Monica nodded her head as she wrapped her arms around him.

“I’m willing to. To save us,”


A week later and Riana was getting ready for class. As she was walking to the kitchen, she noticed a small piece of stationary lying underneath her dorm door. She went to the door and picked it up, noticing no name on the envelope. She wondered if she should even open it. She tore it open and saw the encrusted writing of the sorority Gamma Zeta Gamma. She smiled, realizing it was a pledge invitation.

Finally, my plan is coming into motion. she thought as she read the invitation before putting it back in the envelope.

If her theory is true that GZG does haze their pledges, then she will have a story to give to Professor Caldwell. She already has a story to give for her trial article, but hopefully, she will have a position on the paper to do the article and expose the sorority.

And to knock Dominique off her pedestal.

She walked to the kitchen to grab a cup of coffee when she thought about the date she had with Terrance. The two haven’t seen each other since then, but have kept in touch through phone and text. She missed seeing him, which was odd considering she only known him for a short time.

A knock was at the door, which almost caused her to drop her coffee cup.

“Who could that be?” she asked as she went to the door.

She opened the door and immediately smiled.

Terrance was on the other end holding up a dozen red roses.

“Missed me?” he asked.

“Honestly, yes I have. And the roses are sweet. Thank you.” she said as she took them from him.

“I missed you too. And you’re welcome.” He said stepped into the room.

“How was your brother’s football game? You didn’t tell me if his team won.”

“Of course they won. He pretty much won because of me.”

“And how is that?”

“Because I taught him everything he knows on the field.”

Riana laughed and put the roses into a vase. She set it in the kitchen and smiled.

“Even though it was only a scrimmage, it was important for me to be there. I try to go to my brother’s games when I have a chance.”

“That’s good. Family is extremely important.”

“Maybe you could come with me one day.”

Riana smiled at the thought.

“I would like that.”

“Not only did I come by to see your beautiful face this morning, but I was hoping you would want to go to the lounge with me before class.”

“Sure. Just give me a few minutes to grab my things.” Riana said.

As she went into her bedroom, Terrance went over to the deep brown sofa to take a seat. He looked at the coffee table and noticed a photo album sitting by. He picked it up and began to look through it, as he saw the picture of Riana and her friends at various events. He turned the page and stared at a picture of Riana and Shawn taken on the beach. As soon as he heard Riana’s footsteps, he quickly snapped the album shut and set it back on the table.

“Ready to go?” she asked.

“Sure.” Terrance said and grabbed his backpack.

A few minutes later and the two were walking across the quad towards the Student Lounge. Terrance looked at Riana as she stared towards the view in front of her.

“You know, we never really discussed the date nor the kiss.”

Riana turned her head to face Terrance.

“I know. Terrance, there is a lot of things that are going on in my mind right now.”

“Is Shawn one of those thoughts? I wasn’t going to bring up what happened before the date because I didn’t want to ruin it, but what was going on between you two?”

“What do you mean?”

“He had his arm around you about ready to kiss you.”

“Terrance, whatever you saw was not what you think. Shawn and I are complicated.”

“I know you still have feelings for him, and it’s obvious he still does too. I just need to know is I’m wasting my time if you two are going to get back together.”

Riana closed her eyes and took a deep breath. She knew Terrance would eventually bring that moment up, but she wasn’t prepared to talk about it. She doesn’t know where things are between her and Shawn, especially after that moment they shared before her date. At one point, Shawn didn’t want to talk to her, now, he wanted to touch her. She doesn’t know what to say to Terrance if she can’t even figure out her feelings for him or for Shawn.

“I don’t think you have anything to worry about. Shawn and I are done.”

“You sure you are, because it didn’t look like it to me.”

Riana went up to Terrance and kissed him. He put his arms around her as she leaned into him. Once they pulled apart, Riana smiled at a speechless Terrance.

“Do I have to convince you again?”

“By all means.” He said as he stepped closer to Riana.

Riana put a hand to his chest and smiled.

“Later. Now, shall we go to the lounge?”


When they arrived inside, the place was packed with students crammed together either getting a quick breakfast or hanging out before their classes. Terrance was able to find a table as him and Riana quickly sat down.

“Since that was settled, how about going on another date with me?”

“I would love to.”

Once Riana replied to Terrance’s question, Shawn walked in. Riana looked up and noticed him giving her a longing stare. She quickly looked away and gave Terrance her undivided attention.

I have to move on. For me and for Shawn.

*** Shawn watched the scene between Riana and Terrance with confusion. He didn’t know what to think about Riana dating someone else. Yes, he’s dating and should be happy, but he just can’t shake the thought of being with anyone but Riana.

Even if what she did was wrong.

He continued to watch the two, as Terrance put his hand on Riana’s. A twinge of jealousy rose through him as Riana gave Terrance a dazzling smile.

He rushed over to the table, almost colliding into someone in the process.

“Sorry.” he said to the guy.

He stood by the two, giving Riana a perplexed look.

“Riana, could I talk to you please?”

Riana looked up and was shock to see Shawn standing by her table.

“Shawn, what are you doing?”

“Please, Riana.”

“Why do you need to talk to her?” Terrance asked while giving Shawn a hostile look.

“I don’t think I was talking to you. This isn’t your concern.”

“I’m making it my concern.”

“Listen, why don’t I talk to Shawn, okay.” Riana said to Terrance.

Terrance looked at Riana, then at Shawn and nodded his head.

“Okay, I have to get to class anyway. I’ll call you later.” He said as he grabbed his backpack and went to the door.

Shawn sat down in the chair Terrance occupied, not sure what he’s getting into.

“What was that about?” Riana asked.

“What are you talking about?”

“I think you know.”

“Are you dating him?”

Riana gave Shawn a sideways glance.

“Why do you care?”

“I just want to know.”

“We only had one date. Happy.”

“Ri, even though we’re not together, I still care about you. Not only do I want you be happy, but to know what you’re getting into with someone new.”

“I think I can take care of myself.” Riana said.

She started to get up when Shawn pulled her back down. He placed his hand on hers, giving it a slight caress.

“What are you doing?” Riana whispered.

“I know you still care about me.” Shawn whispered back.

“You know I do Shawn, but we both know that we will never get back together.”

Shawn looked at Riana and swept some hair from her face. Her body immediately responded to his touch, causing her to quiver.

“Do you really think that?” he asked.

He moved away from his chair and walked over to her.

“Don’t Shawn.” Riana said.

He pulled her up from her chair and stared into her eyes. Not caring about causing a scene, he tilted his head to hers, giving her a kiss so sensual, it caused the two to become off guard with their pent-up feelings for one another.

Riana grabbed the back of Shawn’s neck as she drew him closer to her, slipping her tongue into his mouth. Shawn let out a tiny moan as he moved his hands from her shoulders down to her hips. The two were definitely giving the early crowd a show, as several customers were either whooping or clapping their hands in approval.

But not everyone was happy, as Dominique captured the entire scene. She gave the two an unsatisfied look before walking out the lounge.


Cheryl was walking across the quad smiling from ear to ear. She couldn’t believe she received an invite from Gamma Zeta Gamma! With the issues surrounding Riana and Dominique, she wasn’t sure if she should go forward with pledging, but she was determined to get into her prospective sorority, even if she knew it will be a battle getting in.

And I’m definitely ready for it.

As she walked towards the campus’ garden, she saw Chris coming to her with two cups of coffee.

“How did you know I needed this?” she asked and grabbed one.

“I just knew. So, what’s the good news you wanted to share with me?” he asked while taking a sip from his cup.

“I got an invite from GZG!”

Chris sighed and stared at the clear blue sky.

“I’m not sure if I should congratulate you on that.”

“Why not?”

“Have you forgotten everything I told you last week?”

“No, I haven’t forgotten Chris. I know if I accept this invite that I will be walking into danger, but Dominique is not the deciding factor for the sorority.”

“She’s president, so technically she is.”

“There are other sorority sisters who will make the decision along with her. I really think Riana and I will get a fair shot in joining.”

“Do you know if she got an invite?”

“I haven’t talked to her, but I’m pretty sure she did.”

“Cheryl, I really don’t think this is a good idea. I think you need to decline the invite.”

“Chris, everything will be okay. Nothing will happen to me, I promise.”

“I know, but I also know Dominique. There’s no telling what she’s capable of when put under pressure. Just be careful, okay.”

Cheryl looked at Chris and gave him a kiss on the lips.

“Don’t worry baby, I’ll be able to handle myself, no matter what Dominique throws my way.”


Riana still couldn’t believe what happened between her and Shawn. She don’t even know how she was able to walk to class since she didn’t have to capability to move. She wanted to do that since they’ve been apart and she wasn’t disappointed. The way his lips felt on hers made her body wanting more. She missed him and she didn’t want another day to go by without them being together.

What about Terrance? She thought.

She touched her lips, still feeling Shawn, which answered her question. She can’t get him off of her mind and she don’t know if she ever will.

She looked to the entrance and saw Shawn walk in. He went to her with a sense of urgency.

“Can we talk?”

She nodded and the two went to the door. They walked out to the hallway, both not knowing what to say.

“About earlier…” Shawn said.

“Shawn, a lot has happened between us, and I’m not sure if we can go back to how things were.” Riana interrupted.

“Things are not going to be the same, but Ri, we both know we still have feelings for each other. That kiss proved it.”

“We’re with other people.”

“So what. You know you’re just wasting time with him, just like I am with Dominique. I’ve tried to move on, but I can’t. You’re all I think about, even when I know I shouldn’t.”

“I feel the same way.”

“Then why are we fighting it? We can start over; just say the word and I’ll leave Dominique, because baby, I can’t be apart from you another day.” Shawn said.

Before Riana could say anything, he went over to her and put her back against the wall. She glanced at him before putting her lips to his. She sighed, realizing this is where she wanted to be.

Shawn kissed her neck, making Riana closed her eyes and moan. She missed his lips on her, his hands on her body. She just missed him, which had her body aching for him to be inside of her.

But she knew she couldn’t be with him. Not now, anyway.

“Shawn.” She whispered.

He glanced at her.

“What’s wrong?”

“We can’t do this. Not now.”


“It’s not like that; I want to be with you, but if you end things with Dominique, it will only cause trouble with Cheryl and I joining GZG. She will destroy any chance of us joining.”

“You really think so?”

“I know so. I could care less about joining, but this is Cheryl’s dream. It will crush her if she doesn’t get in.”

“So, what does this mean? We’re just going to pretend we don’t want to be together?”

“It doesn’t have to be like that, if you’re willing to sneak around.”

Shawn smiled.


“Why not? I mean, it will be kind of fun, not to mention sort of sexy.” She said, giving him another kiss.

“But what about Dominique and Terrance? We’re just going to continue dating them?”

“For me, I can just end things, but with you and Dominique, you might have to continue dating her.”

“I don’t know, Ri…”

“Just until pledging is over.”

“She can still withdraw the invite even after pledging is over.”

“Not if the majority of sisters vote on it.”

“Are you doing this for another reason?”

Riana sighed and looked down the hall, checking to see if anyone was around.

“It is. Remember I said I was trying to do a trial run with the paper?”

“Yeah, but what does that have to do with GZG?”

“Cheryl gave me this idea about hazing; not that I’m saying they are, but what if they do certain things to get pledgees to join? I just need to get through the process so I could do a story for the paper.”

“I don’t think that’s a good idea.”

“Come on, Shawn. This probably a long shot, but if they do, I could have a good story on my hands.”

“Baby, I don’t want you to get involved if they are. You already know Dominique doesn’t like you and you’re putting Cheryl in danger just because she doesn’t.”

“That’s why we shouldn’t be together. Well, publicly, anyway.”

Shawn sighed.

“You’re asking for a lot, but you always been kind of bossy.”

Riana rolled her eyes and smiled.

“Lucky for you, that’s a turn-on for me.” he said. He took her hand and the two went towards an empty lecture hall. He closed the door and locked it, which had Riana nervous, but also excited.

“We’re supposed to be in class.” She said.

“We can miss a day.” He said. He pulled her up onto a desk and put his arms around her. “I’ll agree to your plan, but the only place we can meet is your place.”

“What if Terrance comes by?”

“He shouldn’t if you end things.”

“Which I will.”

“We’ll figure out all the details later; right now, I need to make you come.”

A shiver went through Riana as Shawn slowly took off her jeans. She began to breathe heavily as he kissed her cheek. She pulled down his jeans, touching him as he leaned her body back. She wrapped her legs around his waist and without hesitation, he thrust inside of her.

“Shit.” Shawn whispered. He closed his eyes, realizing he missed being like this with her.

Riana held onto him as he continued to push in her. She clawed his back, spreading herself even more so she could feel every inch of him. Even though she was slightly uncomfortable on the small space, the feeling she was receiving from him made up for it.

“I love you so much.” She whispered.

“I love you too, baby.” Shawn moaned.

After months of being apart, their bodies didn’t miss a beat. They were enjoying every kiss, touch and stroke they were experiencing. Riana couldn’t hold it in any longer as she managed to scream his name. She knew someone probably heard her, but at that moment, she didn’t care. Before long, Shawn did the same, saying her name before coming inside of her. He held her and gave her a peck on the lips.

“Welcome home.” she whispered.

“Like I never left.” Shawn agreed and smiled.

The two knew then this is where they needed to be and they will never lose that feeling ever again.

*** Dominique paced across the living room at the sorority house. She couldn’t believe what she witnessed between her boyfriend and that stank. She knew Shawn wasn’t over Riana, but she was trying her hardest to get him to leave her alone.

What am I going to do?

The doorbell rang and she went to the door. She opened it and stared at Terrance.

“What’s up? Your message sounded urgent.”

She shook her head and pushed him into the house.

“What the hell…” he said.

“I should be saying the same to you! I gave you a fool-proof plan to keep those two away from each other, but it failed.”

“What are you talking about?”

“I’m talking about my boyfriend and that whore of an ex! I asked you to date her so she would leave my man alone, but I saw the two kissing at the student lounge as if they were the only ones there.”

“Damn.” Terrance replied and shrugged.

“Why are you so nonchalant about this? I thought you liked her.”

“I do, but you have to face facts, she’s still in love with her ex. There’s no competition there.”

“There would have been if you didn’t fight hard enough.”

“Sis, you have to realize that there’s no point in working on something that’s not worth saving. Just let them be and find someone that is willing to be with you.”

Dominique stared at her stepbrother and sighed.

“No. I have an agenda and Shawn’s a part of it. I can’t have her in the way.”

“What is this agenda you’re talking about? Does it have to do with his brother?”

She glanced at Terrance before walking to the couch.

“Dom, you have to let the past go. You accused him of rape, but you’re the one holding a grudge towards him.”

“It’s not that; it’s just I’ve had an eye on Shawn for years, but when I saw Marcus, my entire plan backfired. I didn’t think I would get another chance until I saw him at the station.”

“It’s amazing he still doesn’t know what happened between you and his brother.”

“And hopefully it stays that way if Chris doesn’t open his damn mouth. In fact, have him pledge Omega Si, that way he’ll be too busy to say anything.”

“How did you even know he came by the house?”

“I know everything. Now, we have to step up our game with both of them, that way I can finally have him away from her.”

Terrance shook his head.

“And what do you want me to do?”

Dominique looked at him and smiled.

“Do whatever it takes.”

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