Chapter 6

Carly could see red as she saw Keesha and Jason enter Kellyís together talking. She watched how Jason was being the perfect gentleman to her. To her of all people! If Courtney didnít come soon she wouldnít know what to do. Just then her prayers were answered as she walked in the door. Courtney was walking through the door so fast she didnít pay any attention to Jason and Keesha sitting in the restaurant. Jasonís eyes followed Courtney as she waltzed in. Keesha turned around and looked too.

"Ex-wife?"

"Yeah."

"You said you wanted to meet me?" Courtney noticed the strange looks Carly had pointing in one direction. She turned around and looked at Jason and another woman sitting at a table. "If you called me for this then I want no part of it."

"No its not that, come to my office." Carly led Courtney down to The Cellar where they could talk alone. "Do you want something to drink?"

"No I just want you to tell me what you called me for."

"Jason."

"I told you Carly, I want no part of that. Iím with Brian and now and thatís all that matters."

"I know youíre with Brian and I donít want you two to break up, I just need some help with something."

"Like what?"

"The woman heís with, Keesha."

"Keesha? Keesha Ward?"

"Thatís her in the flesh."

"Are you serious?"

"Iím assuming you know about her."

"Yeah well A.J. told me about her and how he and Jason was in love with her. How Jason took her away from him at first and how Jason turned his back on her."

"Yeah, yeah, yeah that mumbo jumbo anyways sheís nothing but trouble."

"And why is that, she seems like a nice person."

"Looks are deceiving Court. I know youíre with Brian but I donít want Jason to get hurt and thatís all Keesha will do."

"So what do you want me to do?"

"Talk to her, convince her not to be with Jason."

"Carly I donít know if I can."

"You can, just tell her why you left Jason and go from there."

~*~

"Wow sounds like you have a lot of visitors" Keesha smiled.

"Well I am a popular guy" Justus laughed. Keesha dried her hands on the dishcloth in the bathroom and headed for the front door. Justus followed behind in his electric wheelchair. Keeshaís smile drifted away as her eyes set on the young blond standing on the other side of the side of the door.

"Are you Keesha?" she asked.

"Yes I am." She scanned the young woman that she saw two nights ago at Kellyís. She didnít look threatening, but she wondered why she was there. She and Jason werenít dating or anything, then again they werenít married anymore either so he was free to see anyone he chose, including her.

"Who is it Keesha?" Justus asked from behind his magazine.

"Jasonís ex-wife." Justus snapped up from the magazine and looked up at the two women.

"Uh, you know, WHAT? WHATíS THAT? WHAT DID YOU SAY GARBAGE CAN? Sorry I gotta get out of here, the garbage can called me and told me it needed some assistance." Keesha raised her eyebrow at the crazy idea.

"Justus you can stay, this shouldnít take long" she said looking back at Courtney.

"If you were someone other than you would you want to stay?" Justus drove off leaving the women alone in the room.

"Iím assuming youíre here because of Jason?"

"Something like that."

"Have a seat."

"Alright." Courtney walked out of the doorway and had a seat on the couch.

"Just to let you know, Iím not with Jason, Iím only here to help my cousin get better."

"Oh."

"But Iím sure thereís a reason why you came by, maybe to warn me about dating him?"

"Yeah I guess you could say that. I left Jason because I couldnít deal with his lifestyle. It was too much for me, I couldnít deal. Wondering if heíd come back alive at night, wondering where he was, if he was ok. I wouldnít want to see you go through all the trials and tribulations that I had to go through."

Keesha could tell that the young woman had to have meant everything she said. She could sense the fear written all over her face as she talked about a life she once lived with Jason and she wouldíve appreciated her coming over to talk to her aside from one exception.

"Well thank you for coming over and tell me that but honestly Iím not looking for anything with Jason. In fact the only reason why you saw us together he wouldnít let me leave by myself unless he got me something to eat so I guess you could say I was there against my will."

"Right, well on that note, I am going to leave you and your cousin be." Courtney grabbed her purse and got up from the couch to leave.

"Thanks for stopping by and tell Carly I appreciate her persuading you to come over but Iím sure you can reassure her that thereís nothing, absolutely nothing going on between us."

"Howíd she know?" Courtney thought. She turned to face Keesha, who could also tell that she knew that she knew Carly sent her over there. Courtney gave her a tight smile and left out of the Ward apartment. Keesha couldnít help but laugh to herself. Yeah she might have changed but she was still the same old Carly she knew.

~*~

"How is she feeling Reginald?"

"Unbelievably better, go see for yourself." Jason ran upstairs to his grandmotherís room. She had been so sick lately. Just seeing her that way was heart wrenching but when he entered her room she was a completely different person. She was up for the first time walking, fixing the pictures of her dresser.

"Lila?"

"Oh dearie, how nice to see you!"

"Youíre up walking."

"Yes I am and it feel great."

"Youíre not going to over exert yourself are you?"

"No not at all. Come over here have a seat."

Jason walked further into the room and had a seat on the bed next to his grandmother. If you wouldíve asked him how she looked just a month ago, he wouldíve said she was close to her last days but now she was smiling and up smiling. Her complection was clear, she never looked more beautiful.

"You look great." Jason leaned in and gave her a kiss on the cheek.

"Thank you dear. How have you been?"

"Good, good."

"Iíve been told by Reginald that Keesha is back in town."

"Yeah she is." Jason began to blush at the mention of her name.

"Have you talked to her?"

"Yes I have, she has her guard up a little and I canít blame her but weíre getting there."

"Oh thatís great." Lila took Jasonís hands and held them in hers.

"Lila can I ask you something?"

"Yes you may."

"That girl, that was here, is she the reason why all this is happening? You getting better? And the other thing?"

"Yes she is the reason, now do you believe?"

"Yes I do."

"Well then you know what you have to do." Jason nodded.

"Yeah I do."

~*~

"Iím glad youíre cousin is doing better."

"Thanks."

"Thereís some slices of apple pie in there for you guys on the house."

"Well thank you Elizabeth, Iíll be sure to tell him." Keesha grabbed her Kellyís carry out bag and left out. But as she headed out the door she made a mistake and knocked someone in the face with the door. "Oh my gosh! I am so sorry."

"No, no, its ok, thatís what I get for standing so close to the door."

"Let me see your eye." Keesha examined the manís left eye that ran into the door. "I am such a klutz, I shouldíve seen you there."

"Well my black attire might have made that hard. Is it ok?"

"Yeah its fine, you might want to put some ice on it so it doesnít give you a shiner." r "If I tell my colleagues that you gave me a black eye can I add some inches onto your height?"

"Sure" she laughed. She hadnít paid any attention to him at first for fear she had really hurt him but when she really looked her was quite a handsome man. Tall, dark brown hair, beautiful blue eyes and well dressed.

"Keesha Ward" she smiled holding out her hand to shake.

"Youíre not going to hit me with that are you?"

"Ha ha, I hit you with the door not my hand."

"Duly noted, Lorenzo Alcazar, nice to meet you despite the circumstances."

"Yeah."

"Oh no." Carly watched from the inside of Kellyís of Keesha and Lorenzoís little conversation. Though she wasnít crazy about her she didnít want her to involved with him of all people! She wanted to ran out the door and scream for him to get away from her. She watched as he handed her a small white card. There was no more waiting around, she was going out there, thatís exactly what she was going to do. Carly made her way to the front door of Kellyís but as soon as she hit the door Keesha and Lorenzo disbanded.

"What the hell do you think youíre doing?" Lorenzo looked over to the woman who once held his heart, and in some ways still did.

"What are you talking about?"

"Talking to that woman."

"I didnít know you were the jealous type Carly. You know you canít have your cake and eat it too."

"You know exactly what Iím talking about, you know who she is and donít act like you donít."

"What does it matter to you?"

"Because youíre poison Lorenzo. Everything you touch gets hurt."

"You know last time I checked you didnít even like Keesha Ward."

"So you do know about her."

"Not only do I know about her, its going to bring me great joy to watch Jason Morgan squirm while I have her in my company and turn her into that dirty little girl she knows she wants to be."