Catch up on the last episode; Schooling Mr Bass – Chapter One, Schooling Mr Bass -Chapter Two, Schooling Mr Bass -Chapter Three, Schooling Mr Bass – Chapter Four, Schooling Mr Bass – Chapter Five , Schooling Mr Bass – Chapter Six, Schooling Mr Bass – Chapter Seven, Schooling Mr Bass -Chapter eight, Schooling Mr Bass – Chapter Nine, Schooling Mr Bass -Chapter Ten, Schooling Mr Bass – Chapter Eleven, School Mr Bass – Chapter Twelve, Schooling Mr Bass – Chapter Thirteen
Samantha was nervous walking down, she knew the ball was in full swing , she could hear voices and she saw from her window the cars and people who trouped in dressed elegantly. She looks at herself in the mirror and wonders if she was not over dressed.
It was a simple red gown, but beautiful nonetheless. He didn’t see it and yet he paid for it. She wasn’t used to getting expensive gifts from anyone, well..she never liked to feel indebted to anyone, so she never received. But he said this was a present, no strings attached.
She sighs, he was obviously waiting for her downstairs and she wonders if she should go or keep stalling. She looks at her dress again, she hopes he likes it. Then she makes up her mind, leaves her room and takes the staircase, one at a time.
She saw him standing at the foot of the stairs, waiting for her, she saw him turn and then there was a look in his eyes she swore she had never seen before.. he keeps staring at her and she almost felt weak walking down the stairs.
That saying “If looks could kill” didn’t lie, but in this case, his looks wasn’t killing her, it was making her yearn for what she could see in his eyes and yet not understand,
Jesus! Mr Bass, why does your look right now send shivers down my spine?.
Trying not to fall she walks down to him as he watches her…
She is standing face to face and she is wondering why he isn’t saying anything yet.
Then he held her hand, bringing her close to him as his face rests close to hers to brush her cheeks with his lips as a form of greeting, then he whispers into her ears “Samantha, I want to tell you how I really feel”
“What do you really feel?” she looks up staring at him
He opens his mouth to bare it all out, then
“Mr Bass, how wonderful to see you again!” a woman dressed royally says to him as she makes her way into the waiting area with her detail which was more than a dozen people, she reaches him as he takes her hands and kisses it
“Your Excellency, it is a pleasure indeed to be invited again to wine and dine with you’’ they smile
“And who is this beautiful lady?’’
“She is ..Samantha Brokes, my erm…’’ he trails off
“A very good friend of his” Samantha says smiling to the elderly woman
“Well, I hope not for long” she smiles to Samantha “Bass, she is beautiful, don’t wait too long to do the needful’’
He laughs , oh I don’t intend to “Shall we?”
“Yes we shall”
They were ushered into the ballroom and then everything takes on full swing.
He introduced her to guests. Normally, his person before would have left the woman he came with to herself while he spoke business with guests, but him now? he didn’t want to do it the same. He wants her to be a part of his world as he would want to belong to hers, so throughout the ball, he didn’t let her go away without him following her, letting her hand rest on his arms, danced with her, laughed with her, and danced more with her.
It was almost 9pm when the ball ended, and they bade their goodbyes.
“Tired?” he asks her as they make their way upstairs
“So from a scale of one to ten, how was your day today?’’
She is smiling “well, let’s see, I flew out of town to this beautiful hotel meant for royals and high elites, I get to walk through the streets, danced, ate from the streets, screamed’’ she laughs
He smiles “and you didn’t tell me you know how to sing” she nudges him
“Well you didn’t ask, I didn’t say. But I loved the epic look on your face though, classic” he gave her the okay sign,
“Oh well, oh the jazz, the park, the fun, oh the ball, magnificto!!!!! The people… I can’t believe I met the royal family and even danced in the same room… and this beautiful dress…. which I love, its lovely, thank you.”
“You look breathtaking beautiful in it”
She blushes “so I’ll say 11. “
“I said on a scale of ten, how come you picked eleven”
‘’Because, by far it is the best. Thank you,, at least I wasn’t alone today’’
They are on their floor now… their rooms a few doors apart..
“You are welcome, but one more thing is left”
He walks her past their doors, heading to the roof.
“Where are we going?”
“Oh you’ll see, be patient”
“Just one more thing, I promise ..” he smiles as they get on the roof, with a see through glass over head.
In the middle had two chairs and a table… and as soon as they drew close, the lights comes on to show a dangling chandelier over their heads with different beautiful lights, lighting the floor..
“Oh my God, this is beautiful” she exclaims
He pulls out a chair and tells her to sit
“I hope this isn’t much, I would have gone all out but I know you like the simple things of life so I said…why not have a late birthday dinner, out on the roof top..so viola!!!’’
Samantha is speechless “You really didn’t have to”
“I know but still, I wanted to do something nice” he sits down..
Suddenly a chef walks in carrying a cake… not so big, and then two others follow him behind singing as they each carried a tray of food, singing a ‘happy birthday’ while the one in front carried the lighted cake inscribed “Happy 27th Samantha”
“Oh my God!!!’’ she closes her mouth with her hands as she laughs throwing back her head… it pleased him that he could make a girl happy without having to do the extra ordinarily… it was a strange and thrilling feeling that was new and beautiful at the same time.
He joins them to sing for her and claps too when they were done
“Thank you so much” she tells them as they leave
“So, make a wish” he urges her
She stares at him… “My wishes never come true”
“Maybe it might, you never know. Make a wish”
Okay, here goes. she closes her eyes and then blows out the candle
“What do you wish for?’’
She smiles “if I tell you, I would have to kill you’
“Damn, Tushei Samantha!! But fair enough, here” he cuts the cake and then forks it, placing it close to her mouth “You know in India, you are allowed to feed another sweets and cakes“
“We aren’t in India”
“Still. AHHHH, open up now”
She did eating it, “Now my turn”
They share a smile
Samantha is staring at him while they eat the cake and then the food laid out for them, listening to the music playing in the background and she is wondering if she is dreaming. This was the same Bass that she fought all the time for the little time they worked together. This was the same man who she couldn’t stay in the same room with all the time he tried to control and enforce his will and didn’t care about a woman’s feeling.
Now he was being so different she could swear he wasn’t the one. He was not throwing into her face that he is rich and wealthy but rather he was doing simple little things for her, enjoying the streets with her, eating at the road side, chasing ducks and singing karaoke at a pub bar. Now he was… sharing a cake with her that he ordered just for her and they were actually enjoying each other’s company.
There was no doubt he really wasn’t the same person and she had to admit, this New Bass threw her off guard, and now she wasn’t so sure if when she said she didn’t like him, it was true anymore, maybe she was just lying to herself.
Done, they leave and he walks her to her door, his was opposite.
“Thank you for a wonderful day” she tells him..as she slid’s her card to open her door
“Thank you for showing me the other side of the divide Samantha” he smiles
They are staring at each other ..
She turns away..
He wants to stop her …but he doesn’t …he wouldn’t want her to feel as though she owes him and he would want to take advantage of that. No.
He turns away.
“Bass, earlier, you said you wanted to tell me something,what was it?”
“It’s nothing” He lies
“Sleep well Samantha”
It is 11pm and neither of them could sleep. Showered and in bed, he keeps thinking about her.
“I can’t stop thinking about you Samantha, I can’t. Dear Lord !!’’
He turns to his side, sighing he gets up and walks to his balcony, he gets a bottle of water and then drinks it.. just staring out.
Samantha isn’t asleep either.
“What did he mean he wants to tell me how he felt, what did he really feel, why didn’t he say?’’
She turns away, trying to sleep, but every time she closes her eyes… his face pops up, and tonight that near-kiss they almost had.
Why didn’t he try to kiss her at the door again?
There was no denying it, she had feelings, strong feelings for him and she didn’t know what to do about it.
She gets up and walks to her balcony..
She hugs herself, closing her eyes.
“Oh Bass, what have you done to me?”
She couldn’t sleep.
And neither could he.
So they laid awake
He gets up from his bed, he was just going to go over there and ask how she was doing , and if she needed anything.
And she gets up from her bed, she would erm… just go and ask him when they are leaving, tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.
They both open their doors the same time and stare face to face at each other..
“I was erm-‘ she began
“I just wanted to erm-“ he says, they both trail off
“I can’t sleep” he admits
“Neither can I”
“Because” he looks at her “Because “ he runs his hands over his face
Screw it!! He was going to tell her
“Because Samantha you are driving me hella crazy, and I don’t know how much I can take being sane when all I want to do is to kiss you and tell you how I feel” he says leaving his door and crossing to hers
“Bass” she breaths as he is standing face to face with her
“I swear it ever since I saw you… you got under my skin and made me go mad because you are different from every woman I know, at every turn you challenged me and I hated it, I hated you, because you were turning my world upside down with your stubbornness but now I realize that I had to meet you to understand that one just needs a lil chaos to see that things needed to be changed. Samantha I don’t know how it happened and why but I am happy I got here..I was proud of myself before but now I know that I lacked a lot of things and it’s thanks to you, I used to wonder why my father was the way he was because of my mother now I understand that love can change a man and make him do things he wouldn’t have ordinarily done.
Samantha… I am crazy about you… this isn’t mere like, this isn’t infatuation, when I see you my heart skips, my nights are filled with you and I want to let you know that I have fallen deeply and insanely in love with you and I didn’t realize that until today.
And I know I am a jerk and I still need to learn a few things but I would try to be a better man , I just need you to give me the chance to prove that… what I feel for you right now, right this moment is real.” He says
She is speechless “Bass I …I”
“You don’t have to say anything to me, you may not feel the same way it’s okay, I’ll wait. But this is how I feel , I am in love with you Samantha Brookes that is how I truly feel” he is touching her face..”And I want to kiss you right now but I won’t if you tell me not to”
She closes her eyes and then opens them.
This is real right, this right here. It was real right?
She nods her head “Yes, yes you can kiss me Bass”
Smiling he leans and kisses her slowly, savoring her lips he kisses her until both of them are out of breath
Then he lets her go, his head resting on her forehead..
“If I don’t leave now I would want something more” he kisses her again and steps away, Samantha stops him
She steps away from him to enter..
He is standing there while she is staring at him.. he leans to kiss her again as she comes closer to him, turning her back to the door he kisses her, as she wraps her arms around his neck.
Lifting her off her feet bridal style he takes her to the bed, placing her gently he lays down beside her
“I don’t want to ruin this, I don’t want this to be like others, I want to do this right because I don’t want to ever lose what I am feeling. I love you Samantha, I know you might not love me but I know you like me a lil”
“Yes just a tiny bit” she teases
“Go out with me, be my girlfriend, be mine..and I will be yours. You and I, exclusively, no pretends, no half-truths. I want to share what I have with you, be in your world as you would be in mine. I want all of you
Samantha, all of you. say yes!!’’
“Bass, this is too sudden “
“I know,but what I feel is that my head, mind and body want is you and I can’t keep waiting anymore for something else to happen. I want you, not only in my bed, but in my heart, my life, my everything. I have never felt this way before Samantha, I love you and I can’t stop saying it, just say yes please, and I promise to tell you ‘I know how to sing next time” his lips curves into a smile
Samantha laughs .. do I even have a choice?” she teases
“Technically no” he says
‘’hmmm, I am a handful”
“I will give you hell”
“Sssshh I know, and I don’t care, I just want you, all of you… the mean Samantha Brookes who broke me”
Samantha is laughing loud now “Well, let me pity you since you are begging and say yes so you don’t go crying that I am mean, it’s not good for my resume” she says nudging him
He laughs “Oh is that right? So can I kiss my girlfriend now?”
“Well I suppose that’s what couples do right?”
“hmmm, yes, that and so much more” he kisses her, rising to lay on top of her, caressing her face
They kiss for a long time, and all she felt was warmth, a burning desire to be held and touched the way he was doing now
And everything he was doing was sending sparks from her toes to her head.
She places her hands flat to his chest touching him there, as he ran his hands down her legs, separating cloths from flesh, caressing her thighs, kissing her more passionately, taking his time, loving every part of her body, kissing , kneading , touching until they rid themselves of the clothing they wore.
Naked, he kisses every inch of her body, loving it like he had never loved any woman’s before..every touch send desire shooting through his body and making him want more, every moan escaping from her lips makes him want to drink from her even more, and so he drinks, savoring her lips, kissing her neck all the way down, taking a fold in his mouth, suckling on each nipple till he felt her ache towards him, finding his way down he separates her legs, placing his head in the middle, he kisses her lower lips till she begged him and shatters from orgasm.. finding his way back to her lips, his member hard and ready he slowly taps at her gates, feeling her warmth, leaning into her as she wraps her legs around him he enters her, slowly, wanting to enjoy the moment ,watching her quake and squirm beneath him, ache for ache, thrust for yearning, moan for groan, slowly taking her and each other over the cliff and reaching the heights of orgasm.. he holds her tight as they fall together not letting go till they both reach back done, heavily breathing into each other’s mouths as they kissed back to normalcy.
“I can’t feel my legs,” she laughs kissing him more, running her hand over his body while her legs were still wrapped around him
“Yes, its shaking” he bends to kiss her knee, then he rolls off her, pulling her with him, his hands caressed her back “I think it’s my weight, am sorry”
She shakes her head ‘’No!! it’s what we did” she kisses his jaw, curling on his body as she caresses his chest
“This moment right now gives me peace that I have never felt before Samantha, so much”
They sleep in each other’s arms, and then sometime in the night… they made love again and again.
TO BE CONT.