Pay the price to live the life: Mia Banks Pt 10


"Hey, can I talk to you for a sec?" Confused that she is wanting to speak to me I reply

"Sure, come on in. What can I do for you?"

"I'm in love with John"

Surprised that she came in my office while I'm in the middle of work makes me curious...

"Ok... And what exactly does that have to do with me?"

I lean in with my hands crossed and folded from behind my desk while my demeanor changes and I begin to reflect my role.

"I can tell you like him"

"Excuse me?"

"I just want you to know that John doesn't like... black women... Look around you, do you even see anyone here that looks like you?"

"Listen, I don't know who you think you are coming into my office approaching me in this manner but I can tell you one thing. I'm not interested in John, for your information, I'm engaged, now what I need you to do is get out of my office."

Ashley has sits across me with her shoulders abroad and legs crossed showing a sour look on her face.

"You know, I don't even know how you got this position in the first place...This was supposed to be my office"

"Oh is that so? Well, it looks to me like that was just a dream you sold yourself, come back down to reality, get out of my office and go do your job before I write you up for insubordination"

Ashley cuts her eyes at me as she gets up to walk out of my office.

"Oh, and another thing, don't forget who the fuck is in charge here, good day"

I ignore her presence returning back to my work on the computer and Ashley walks out. Once my door closes I look at her as she walks away and I think to myself... Fuckn bitch.

Who the fuck does she think she is??? I can't believe she even had the balls to walk into my office and question me about that. She must be so in love with John that she forgot I was her boss...

My phone vibrates from my purse, it's Yasmin. The message reads

"Hey, Mia!!! OMG, my bad I meant to call you but I got caught up with work and Dev and this trip... I'm a mess over here. Anywho wyd tonight? I'll stop by"

"Hey girl, it's cool. And tonight I'm catching up with June, maybe tomorrow"

"Oh, ok then, just let me know. Are you at work?"

"Yeah, I'll call you later though"


I can't talk to Yasmin about what's happened since she last saw me... that's a conversation I need to have with her in person. I have so much I need to catch her up on, she doesn't even know that John cut me a check for $250,000. I mean, I'm not sure if I'm going to tell her that part, shit I don't even know if I want to tell her...She is my girl but this situation is so fuckn messy. I put my cell phone away and get back to work...

An hour or so of researching clients organizing data and files I get another knock on my office door, it's John. He opens the glass door peaking his head out and says

"Hey, Mia, you can go home now"

I look at the computer screen and see that it's 2:45 pm, an hour and 15 minutes earlier than scheduled.


"Yeah, why not, you've been working pretty hard today and there's nothing we really need you to do here. What you didn't finish we can go over tomorrow"

"Well ok then, I'm not arguing that!"

We both laugh and John says

"Alright Ms. Mia, I'll see you tomorrow at 8am"

"Alright John, Goodnight"

"Goodnight Mia"

John closes the door to my office and I clean up my unorganized workspace shutting down my computer and putting away my documents. After I grab my purse and head out. I pass Christan's office and wave goodnight, he looks at me giving me this fake ass smile and waves, almost like he didn't want to. I get to the elevator and I start to think how full of shit these people are. I expected so much more from Moretti Global, I thought this was the breakthrough in my career, only to my knowledge, it's not merely any different than the rest of these white collar bullshit companies...

Once I get out of the elevator I call up June to let him know I'm getting off early, the phone rings...

After 5 rings I get his voicemail...

Him not answering makes me worry that maybe he won't show up tonight... I really fucked up with this one, I hope that when he comes over he's more open to hearing what I have to say. I shouldn't have lied to him in the first place, I feel so stupid now.

I get to my Mercedes and pull out the parking lot driving home. 15 minutes later I pull into the driveway of my two-story home and see June's truck parked outside. As I get out my car locking the doors I am happy but confused that he is here. That's probably why he didn't answer, I assume he wanted to surprise me. I unlock the door and close it behind me.

Immediately I see no sign of June. I yell



"Oh, your home?!"

I kick off my 6-inch Louboutins and run upstairs to my boo.

"Hey, June!"

"Hey, Mia..."

I walk into our master bedroom and see June sitting at the edge of the bed putting on his socks. I can tell he just got out the shower, the bathroom is still steamy and he smells like Versace. I go between his legs and give him a warm hug. My hands are on the side of his head as I look deeply into his eyes.

"I love you June"

"I love you too Mia"

He grabs ahold of my waist and then I feel his hands over my booty. His lips soft lips meet with mine and I kiss him like I haven't seen him in weeks. June takes the initiative to strip me down naked and he pleases me just the way I like...

After passionate sex with June, we both lay there admiring one another,

"I missed you, Mia"

"I missed you too June. Where did you stay?"

"I stayed at a hotel"



"I just wanna say I'm sorry June. I didn't know how to tell you"

"It's alright baby. I'm not even mad anymore"

June is staring into my eyes looking passionate about what he is saying. Little does he know, I know he's lying about that hotel. I didn't forget...

"I'm gonna go take a quick shower, I'll be right back"

"Ok, Mia"

I get out of our king size bed and head to the bathroom for a well deserved hot shower. As the water is hitting my body I think whether or not I want to bring this up to June. A part of me does and a part of me doesn't, I really want to know if he slept with another woman but I really don't want any more friction between the two of us...

I wash my body and rise off getting out of the shower fresh and clean. I tie my hair up in a bun and let two stands hang in front of my face. I come out of the bathroom naked. June looks at me as if he's ready for more, his eyes are glued onto my body and he's bitting his bottom lip... It's kind of turning me on too...

"Come here..."

I freshen up with some deodorant and Honeysuckle body spray before coming to June. I remove my diamond earrings he brought me last year for my birthday and place them on my vanity. As I walk from my side of the bed in front of June he askes...

"What are you going to do now??? Come here!"

"Hold on bae, I'm coming"

I go in my walk-in closet to retrieve something I want to show him...