A/N: So this story is back again...if anyone still remembers it lol. I never thought I would never update this again but last night I decided to fight through writer's block and eventually finish the chapter this morning lol.
I missed a lot from Passions since they moved…and now it's over...glad that Ethan and Theresa got together in the end lol.
Anyways, back to the story…enjoy and happy reading.
Chapter 8 - Can't Fight This Feeling
Ethan was in Chad's office waiting for him. Whatever it was, it sounded serious.
He had a feeling he knew what it was going to be about.
But now he was about to get his answer as he heard the door opened and Chad appeared.
"You seriously need to let this go," Chad began as he folded his arms.
"He's no good Chad. I can feel it. I just know that he's a bad person."
"Oh great. Here we go again."
"I'm serious about this man. I have this gut feeling that he isn't good…"
"For Theresa?" Chad finished.
Ethan paused for a moment. "Yes for Theresa. I still don't think that she should marry him."
Chad made a light laugh and shook his head. "Well that's not your choice is it? It's Theresa's."
"Come on Chad. Don't tell me you're taking Jared's side in this."
"Well I think I should be considering the way you're acting last time at Club Sandy."
"I was upset! I was totally outrageous by the proposal!"
"Ethan, Theresa has moved…"
"No. I refused to believe that Theresa has really moved on without me." Ethan shook his head at the thought of Theresa being with another man. He couldn't stand the thought of her being without anyone else but him.
Not even Jared could take her heart. Ethan knew that he was the one for her. He turned to look at Chad.
"I would be forever damned if she has."
Theresa arrived at the Crane Industries a few hours later. She was happy to meet and greet many workers that she knew from her past experience of being the boss there. She really indeed missed working there.
After taking the elevator, she went through the long corridors in the hopes of finding the office that she was looking for.
"You can do this Theresa. You can do this." She thought.
She had to do this. So then she could finally have the life that she wanted.
"Well Ethan, I don't know what else to say to you."
Ethan sighed. "Chad if you know what I've between through for the past four months then you would understand."
"But the thing is that Theresa didn't do this to you. She didn't hurt you. You hurt yourself. You did this to yourself."
As much as he hated to hear this, Chad was right. That was definitely a slap to the face.
"Yeah," Ethan slowly nodded. "Yeah you're right. I was the one who let her go. I was the one who told her that she should move on and that she could not be with me. I'm an idiot."
He thought of all those times he had hurt her. All those times of denying his love for her. All of his words and actions were made out of ignorance and stupidity.
"I need your thoughts on something."
Chad's voice caught his attention as he got pulled away from his deep thoughts.
"Thoughts on what?" Ethan asked.
Chad went to his desk and pulled out something from a drawer.
"On Whitney's present," Chad replied, holding a small black rectangular box. "That's why I said to meet me here around midday since I know you'll be busy during morning hours. But since you're here I'll show it to you now. I bought it this morning."
Ethan took the box from him and opened it. It was a silver necklace.
"Wow, it's really beautiful," Ethan said.
Chad smiled. "Our anniversary is coming up soon and I had my eyes on this for quite some time. Do you think she'll like it?"
"I bet she will," said Ethan. "Can I ask you something?"
"If Theresa had not left with Jared months ago, do you think…" he couldn't help it. He just couldn't stand being away from the woman he truly loved.
"Do you think things would have been different?" Ethan finished.
Chad wondered why he would ask such a question. But knowing Ethan he would find some way to get back with Theresa. One way or another.
He shrugged. "I don't know man. Maybe. Maybe not. But what I do know, that right now, Theresa is very happy with Jared. That's never going to change."
Ethan left Chad's office a few moments later. As he headed to his office, he was fuming in his mind. He refused to believe what Chad said. Jared could never loved Theresa like he could. He could never have that same spark like he would share with her.
He could take his thoughts off Theresa. He didn't think that he could.
But when he turned the doorknob and got inside, he stopped dead in a second.
He had actually thought he was seeing her ghost. He was wrong.
To his surprise, she was standing before him. The last time they met was three days ago at Club Sandy.
Theresa gathered up the courage to speak up. This was it.
"Ethan." She began, trying to calm herself down as her heart was beating madly.
He closed the door behind him. He turned to her. "What a surprise. I…I didn't expect to see you here."
Theresa cleared her throat. "Well I'm here for one reason…and one reason only."
"And that is?"
Theresa told herself to be strong. Of course she had the right to do this. Now that Gwen was no longer a boundary between them.
"I want to see my daughter," said Theresa. "I want to see Jane."
Ethan could see the love in her eyes. He knew that she missed Jane very much.
He nodded. "Would you like to see her tonight? Her nanny will be out by then so you can spend some quality time with her."
"Okay. I would like that very much. Thank you."
Theresa had to get out of this place as soon as possible. Just being alone with Ethan was giving her that vibe that something would most likely occur between them.
Why would she always expect the worst whenever she was with Ethan? Why would she worry about Ethan in the first place? She was happy about her life. She found another man who loved and eventually would be his wife.
"Theresa…" Ethan began with a sigh. "About that night in Club Sandy…"
"Look I don't want to talk about it, alright?" The last thing she wanted was for the memories of their encounter to haunt her.
"But I need to say this," Ethan insisted. He walked closer to her. "I know that I hurt you so many times. It kills me to see those tears coming from your eyes. I never meant to hurt you. I never had that intention to hurt you in any way…"
Her eyes were starting to sting her. She had to get out of here. Now.
"I have to go," she said quickly. She was desperate to get out of his office and away from him. She brushed past him but he grabbed her arm just in time. He spun her around to face him and soon their eyes connected with each other's. There was a definite spark between them. Neither of them could deny this.
That same spark radiated when they saw each other again for the first time in four months. It was there…and it certainly was now.
"I can't do this anymore," Ethan said in a low husky voice as he pulled her close to him. "I've lost you before. I'm not going to let this happen again."
Theresa felt her heart thumping. Her head was spinning. His mouth was getting closer to hers…
"No Ethan," she said, turning her head from him.
"I can't fight this feeling anymore," he told her softly in her ear.
Theresa felt her body shiver at the warmth of his breath against her ear. That was when she couldn't take this anymore. She couldn't take this closure.
Theresa used her strength to break out of the hold.
"What I've told you last time I really meant it. I love Jared and I will marry him."
"No you won't."
"Yes I will."
"No you won't." Ethan walked slowly up to her. "Do you want to know why?"
"Why's that Ethan?"
"Because you love me," Ethan said. He put his hand on her cheek and stroked it with his thumb. "I can still see it in your eyes. That night when we talked…and now I see that look again."
Theresa stared at Ethan for a few moments. How could he be right about this? He was wrong. She was in love with someone else. He just had to accept that.
"What you saw was absolutely nothing," said Theresa, trying to fight the fluttery feeling in her stomach.
"Do you really think I would believe that?" Ethan asked. "Do you really think that after all these years that I would forget this connection we shared?"
"What we had Ethan...is no longer there."
Ethan placed another hand on the side of her head. "Really? Why don't we find out then?"
He was getting closer to her again. She would not allow him to get to her.
"No I will not do this!" Theresa cried as she shoved him away. "I will not let you come onto me. As far as I know there is no us and we'll never be together."
"Don't do this Theresa. I love you and you love me!"
"No I don't." Theresa shook her head as a tear came down freely on her cheek. "Not anymore."
She turned at her heel and went for the door. As she opened the door, the door got closed again a second later.
Ethan couldn't let her go. Just as she was about to leave, Ethan got there on time to push the door back in with one hand.
"Open the door Ethan," Theresa said, trying to sound forceful while at the same time trying to regain her composure.
Instead of fulfilling her wishes, Ethan locked the door much to her dismay. His body trapped her by the door. Theresa felt tried to ignore the scent of the cologne that could drown her any moment.
"You say that you don't love me anymore. Why don't we see to that, hm?"
Ethan gently spun Theresa around by the shoulder so she could face him. She hung her head low so he used his hands to cup her face and lifted it up to meet her eyes again.
"Something's there Theresa," he said, his voice turned husky and low. "We both know there is."
Her head was spinning. Her heart was throbbing as his blue eyes pierced through her brown eyes. She felt as if she had gotten paralyzed with just one look. She couldn't move.
No. She could not le this happen again. She's with Jared now.
Her words were now lost as his mouth crushed against hers with all the passion he had.