CHAPTER 3: The Truth Starts To Show!
"Come on Pan call her."
Ajay sat at the table egging her best friend on.
"I dono Tink. Who's to say I'm even her type?"
"She gave you her number didn't she?"
The older Canadian sat across the table still staring at the phone number. He wasn't sure if he should call or not.
"It could be a fake number for all I know."
"You don't know unless you call."
He sighed looking at the number again before pulling out his phone and dialed the number. He let it ring twice before hanging up.
"She doesn't have her phone on."
Ajay looked at him knowing he was full of shit. He got up from the table doing his best to hide it as his phone went off making him jump slightly. Ajay couldn't help but to grin because she knew that Pete had hung up before anything could happen.
"Answer it you dork!"
He let it ring twice more before he answered it.
"Hello? Oh hey Aiden."
Ajay sat there and rolled her eyes and shook her head at how much of a dork Petey was being. He smiled hearing the Southern Belle on the other end of the line.
"You finally got a few days off I see we can always go out for dinner or maybe walk along the river." He made his way down the hall to his room to go sit out on the balcony.
Jack walked into the kitchen after hearing Petey on the phone with Aiden.
"Who's Daddy talking to?"
Ajay put a few things away as she looked at the small boy.
"He's talking to a lady he met at the bar the past few nights."
"Oh. Is she nice?"
"I don't know I've never met her. But your Daddy seems to really like her."
Jack nodded his head as he looked down for a moment before looking back up.
"Will we get to meet her?"
"I dono. We might it's all up to Daddy though."
A few minutes later the small Canadian came back down still with that smile on his face.
"She said she would love to meet everyone." He sat at the counter as he put his phone down.
"When do we get to meet her Pan?"
"I told her at the bar in an hour."
Jack looked down knowing he wasn't old enough to go to the bar as he sighed.
"You too Jack you get to come meet her that is if you want to."
"I'm not old enough to go to the bar though."
"It's before Uncle Scott even opens up so it's okay this time."
The little boy smiled before running up to his room to change. Ajay leaned against the counter as they both watched Jack run up to his room.
"You don't have to come if you don't want to I understand."
"No I'll come...I know how important it is to you."
"Thanks Tink I owe you one."
"Now go up and get changed." He nodded before going up to go get changed.
He looked through his closet trying to find something nice to about 15 minutes he came back down dressed in his Armani get up.
"There's the handsome Pan I know." He smiled big as Jack came back down a few moments later. "Like father like son."
"Alright let's get to it."
They made their way out to the car as Pete drove to Scott's bar.
"Uncle Scott gonna be here?"
"If he is he'll be in his office."
The small boy nodded as he pulled into the parking lot and they all got out and made their way into the bar as he looked around. No sign of Aiden just yet.
"There's my little Jack."
"Uncle Scott!" Jack ran over hugging his Uncle and smiled big.
"Daddy said he's waiting for a pretty lady to come."
"He is is he. Well tell Daddy to grab you something to drink and we can hang out till she gets here."
Ajay sat up at the counter as Petey made a martini for Aiden just as he had done the past few nights. Ajay watched his every move as he seemed to be falling head over heels for this chick. He placed Aiden's drink on the counter as Jack made his way around to the bar to get his soda.
"Daddy can I have a Root Beer please?"
He got the soda and handed it to his son.
He took a sip and walked back around as Scott picked him up and sat him on the stool next to Ajay.
"Tink you want anything?"
"Just the usual."
He nodded making her drink up. Scott went to go check on a few things as he came back a few minutes later as Aiden stepped out from behind Scott.
"Pete someone's here to see you."
The small Canadian looked over from where him, Ajay and Jack were as he smiled. Ajay looked over as Pete walked out from behind the bar and went over and hugged her. The two walked over to the bar as Ajay watched her.
"Aiden this is my best friend Ajay."
The two girls exchanged greetings before Jack poked his head out from behind Ajay to see who was here.
"Who's the little guy?"
"That would be my son."
Jack put his soda on the counter and hopped off the stool and walked over to her.
Aiden knelt down to Jack's level and smiled.
"Hey, aren't you a handsome little guy."
"Just like daddy." Jack smiled big as Pete couldn't help but to blush a little causing Ajay to giggle a little.
"What's your name?"
"And how old are you?" Jack held up his hand showing how old he was.
"You really are a big boy aren't you."
"Yeah because someone has to babysit Uncle Alex." They all laughed a bit at that statement because for the most part it was true.
Aiden then stood back up as she walked back over to the bar. Jack had climbed back up on the stool he was sitting on as Aiden took a seat next to him. Petey slid her drink in front of her as she smiled.
"Daddy had it all made up just for you."
"He's really good at remembering what I like."
Petey stood on the other side of the bar and smiled at the comment.
"I think Daddy really likes you."
"Oh and how can you tell?"
"He can't stop smiling and blushing."
They all turned to see Pete a bit red in the face as they couldn't help but to laugh a bit.
"Alright Jackson why don't you go see if Uncle Scott needs any help."
The small boy giggled and hopped off the stool as Ajay followed him leaving the two alone.
"Sorry about him."
"Don't worry about it. He really is a cute little guy."
He nodded watching Jack and Ajay walk off to Scott's office.
"You're not married are you?"
He looked back at her as he didn't respond right away before shaking his head slightly.
She could tell that seemed to be a touchy subject with him as she sipped her drink.
"I'm sorry we can change the subject."
"No it's alright I promise. It's be almost 2 years since we were divorced. She uhhh she didn't turn out to be the type I wanted to spend the rest of my life with."
He then looked down at the bar for a moment before slowly looking back up.
"She wasn't very good to me and didn't even want Jack and told me that my punishment was I'd have to raise him on my own. And as you can see I still have him and not her."
She reached over and took a hold of his hand as she looked at him.
"You've done a wonderful job raising him and it shows in both of you. He's very well mannered for his age."
He felt relieved a bit as he smiled and brought her hand up to his lips and kissed the back of her hand.
"Thank you. I've tried to raise him the best I've could and I couldn't have asked for a better son than him. He was actually a very easy baby and never really gave me any problems. He's always been good never really gets into trouble and loves to help me cook." She smiled and nodded.
About a half hour later Scott walked out with Ajay and Jack in tow as Aiden was getting off of the stool. Pete had walked out from around the bar.
"If you're not doing anything tomorrow we could always do something like grab lunch and just hang out."
He looked at her for a moment as he remembered the promise he made Jack about spending the day with him.
"Well I promised Jack I'd spend the day with him for working so much this past week...I'm really sorry."
"There's nothing you need to be sorry about I completely understand." He was a bit relieved as he hated to break a promise to Jack as he nodded.
Jack came up and stood next to Petey looking up at the two before crossing his arms.
"Are you gonna kiss her or not?"
Aiden giggled as she looked at Jack before looking back up at Pete to see him blush a bit.
"Just kiss her Daddy."
Poor Pete looked almost to embarrassed to do anything at that moment. He looked at her before leaning in and locking a kiss on her. They broke the kiss moments later as they smiled at each other.
"Your Daddy is a good kisser."
Jack couldn't help but to laugh as Pete blushed a bright red and shook his head as Ajay laughed as well. He then walked her out to the car as they all said their goodbyes.
"I'll call you sometime tomorrow." She nodded before kissing him again and getting into the car and leaving.
Pete watched her leave before putting Jack into his seat as Ajay got into the front and they headed for home.
"So Pan does this mean you two are going to go out for a date?"
"I don't know I mean she's only going to be in town another week for the fashion show."
He then started to think about things and wondered if he should even get his hopes up. Would he even see her again after this week was up or was this the last time he'd even see her. He sighed to himself as he couldn't stop thinking about it now.
"Talk to me Pan I can see that look on your face."
"I really do like her but I won't see her again after she's done with this fashion show. I just I don't know."
"Not like you'll never talk to her again you have each other's number."
He nodded his head as they made their way home.
Authors Note: Much thanks to Gama for another review. I've also added a post that leads to a thread in the first post that will have character bios and everything else about the story.
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