Alyssa stood at her floor length mirror in her closet admiring herself. She was about five foot nine with jet black hair that came to the middle of her back and was in a layered cut. She was curvy with caramel toned skin. Her eyes were chestnut brown and almond shaped with lashes that women paid to have glued on at their nearest nail shop.
She placed her hand on her bare belly and questioned if she was with child. Her cycle was about two weeks late, she was nauseous, and extra tired. She thought that she was being careful. She and her boyfriend of three years used protection all the… “Oh crap!” Alyssa thought to herself. There was the one time they had one too many margaritas that night and she didn’t remember seeing any condom wrappers either. Having a baby wasn’t the problem. She actually wanted one, but she wanted to be married first. She and Matt had already been saving for a house, her credit was fine, so all she wanted was to be married before having any children.
“Babe, I’m home.” Matt called from the front room. Alyssa moved her hand from her belly and let her gown fall back into place on her thighs then walked into the living room to greet Matt.
“Hey honey. How was your day?” She asked him as she kissed his cheek.
“It was okay. I’m a little tired. How about yours?” He asked.
“Same. I’m hungry. I was just about to heat up the leftovers from last night. Did you want some?”
“Yeah. I’ll shower while you heat it up.” Matt said then walked towards the bedroom.
Alyssa walked into the kitchen to the refrigerator and took out the baked chicken, green beans, and white rice from the night before and placed them on the stove. She hummed a tune as she heated the food. Fifteen minutes later she was fixing their plates. Matt came into the living room just in time with nothing but his boxer briefs on. Alyssa marveled the view and smiled as she handed him his plate. They both sat on the couch to watch TV.
As they sat and ate their dinner, an email notification chimed on Alyssa’s phone. She decided to check it after she was done eating. Now with her belly full, Alyssa lie back on the couch and snuggled under Matt. He unfolded the blanket that they kept at the other end of the couch and covered them with it then placed his arm around her and lie back as well.
“I missed you today.” He whispered in her ear.
“I missed you too babe.” She smiled.
He kissed her forehead and then her lips. They fell asleep watching, "Martin" reruns.
The next day while at work, Alyssa received another email notification. She glanced at the subject line. MUST READ . She figured it was some spam or something and ignored it. A few hours later another email came through with the same caption in the subject line except it had her name in the title. This was starting to annoy her. Just as she was about to send it straight to the spam folder another email popped up, in the subject line it said MATTHEW DANIELS.
To be continued....