Wow, I said I was going to update soon but I barely have time for anything. But I will definitely try to squeeze some time to write Chapter 8, 9,a nd 10. Maybe I'll extend, what do you guy think? Definitely let me know, review :)
For the mean time, enjoy this chapter. Sorry it's really short. I promise, the next chapter will get MORE interesting...
Hint: SOME people are going to show up... again ;) but it'll be on the next chapter... or the one after... so read on!
During dinner, Paul brought the file they're both working on, or rather supposed to work on. Even though she insisted on working on it, Suze's will wasn't strong enough to resist Paul's charm. Instead of talking about the case, Paul was determined to get to know Suze more and she didn't mind. They talked about each of their childhood stories, teenage years, what they like and don't like, and just about everything. They both realized that they have more in common than they thought, and even much closer than they were before.
"So about the whole Gina and Jack's wedding..." Paul brought up.
"What about it?" Suze asked.
"Are you bringing anybody with you?"
Suze chuckled. "No, I haven't had the chance to meet anybody from the city, really. So I'm just gonna have to go dateless."
"So no plus one for you huh? Well you don't have to..." Paul replied.
"What do you mean? What about you, mister hot shot player, bringing anybody?" She asked as she gave Paul a friendly and playful shove.
As soon as he heard the words "hot shot player", Paul laughed at how ridiculous Suze sounded calling him that.
"Hot shot player? Where did you get that from?"
"Everybody knows you're quite the player Paul, and I've been hearing around the office that you and that receptionist, Kelly have a thing." Suze answered.
Paul's face turned from smiling to bitter and Suze noticed.
"Something wrong Paul?" she asked.
Paul didn't say anything. For a while, they both worked and ate very quietly, until Paul spoke up.
"You know, I haven't been in a real relationship for over 3 years. And the whole Kelly thing, I'm not really into her as much as she's into me."
Suze looked at him and smiled; she believed him. He smiled back.
"Well, since I noticed that you would much rather talk about other stuff besides the case we're working on, why don't you tell me about it?" Suze suggested.
Suddenly, Paul didn't know what to say. He wasn't quite ready to talk about his past relationship with Caitlin. Finally, he put down his fork and crossed his arm and leaned back on the chair. He started telling Suze about his past.
"A long time ago, I was in a long term relationship with a girl. Her name was Caitlin. We had so many good times together and I honestly thought she was amazing; she was perfect. Not to mention she was very beautiful. Caitlin and I went college together and that's how we met, we were together for so long, we actually lived together throughout my years in law school. After I graduated, I've decided that I'm going to propose to her. That same night, I found her packing up her things and she left me. Just like that. Turns out, she was pregnant with my best friend's baby but she didn't want to tell me. Neither one of them did, until I saw their wedding pictures a couple of months later."
Suze got a bit teary listening to Paul's story. She got up and gave him a hug.
"I'm so sorry Paul."
"For what? I'm not, I'm glad she didn't stay, I would have ended up to be that fool who got cheated on. Which I was, but I really am glad I didn't end up marrying her." He said without any emotion.
"But it was still very unfortunate." Suze replied.
"Not so much anymore." Paul said as he looked and smiled at Suze.
After dinner, Paul dropped Suze off at her apartment.
The next two weeks were very productive for both Suze and Paul. They finished their work and Suze was able to help Gina out with her wedding planning. The days sure were flying by like a tender sea breeze; Gina's wedding is in a week! Suze tried her best to help out and so did Paul, despite their schedule at the office.
One day, Paul called Suze into his office to talk to her.
"Hey, you called me in here?" Suze said popping her head into Paul's office.
"Yes, I actually have a question." Paul answered.
"Sure, go ahead."
"Well, are you bringing anybody to the wedding?" He asked.
"No, I've told you this already!" Suze answered. Sitting on one of the chairs.
"Well, since I'm not bringing anybody either, would you like to come with me?" He asked.
"As in... As your date?!"
"Yes, as my date Suze."
Suze didn't know what to say, but she definitely didn't want to say no and pass on the opportunity to know what it's like to be Paul Slater's date.
"Uhh... Are you... a-are you ssure? Size stutter.
"Of course I'm sure. So, would you like to be my date to my brother and your best friend's wedding?" Paul said grinning.
"Okay." Suze replied with a smile.
"Great! So I guess the best man and the maid of honor are gonna be each other's dates." Paul grinned.
This is it for now. I'm sorry for the late update, I've been busy with my classes :( I hope you enjoyed reading the story though :) More chapters to come!
I hope you enjoyed reading the story though :)
More chapters to come!