Simple Kind of Life by Kristina

Chapter 16

Kevyn’s cries was right on cue, every 4 hours.

"I’ll get her."


Jason was such a help. Sometimes Keesha wondered if he had some hidden maternal instinct in that tough man exterior. Jason got up more at night than she did and boy did she appreciate it. Maybe it was some sort of pay back from all the nights Kevyn kept her up. Jason lifted the small baby in his arms.

"Shhh…shh..shhh, daddy’s got ya." Jason rocked the little baby in his arms. Jason checked her diaper, dry. "What is it Kevvie huh?"

Jason headed downstairs and grabbed one of her bottles of breast milk Keesha pumped earlier that day and warmed it for her. He learned how to make sure it was the right temperature before giving it to her, thanks to all his previous care with Michael. Holding the bottle up to her little mouth which hungrily took in.

"So you were hungry?" Jason patted her back and rocked her back to sleep. Jason laid his tiny baby back into her crib and kissed her forehead. Jason gathered up the her bottle and towel and headed back to the kitchen to put everything up. In the middle of the night, all alone, cleaning out Kevyn’s bottle, Jason glanced over to one of Keesha’s empty water bottle and just stared at it. Jason picked the bottle up and held in his hands……


"Do you want anything? Tea, coffee? Water?"

"Um, water would be good."


Jason walked into the kitchen and pulled out a bottle of water. He couldn’t believe that he was doing this. Jason took a deep breath and pour the clear substance into the water bottle. He shook it up a little to make sure it was evenly distributed. He hated to do this but it was no other way. She was still very leery of him. She had to be with him at least three times and from what he saw she wasn’t going to do that willingly.

"Here you go" he said holding the water above her.

"Thanks." Keesha opened the water and let the cool drink slide down her throat.

"So…Speakerboxx/the love below huh? Did know you were a rap fan."

"What did you think I listened to?"

"I don’t know I expected something like Black Sabbath or Van Halen."

"They’re on the left side."

"Ah." Jason took the cd from Keesha and placed it in the stereo. "Do you um, like this cd?"

"Yeah I have it home."

"Oh ok." Jason held his hand out and lifted her from the floor. "Do you know how to play pool?"

"A little."

"I can show you."

"What so you can feel me up?" Jason began to blush, now with attractiveness she was a

mind reader?


"I was just joking, don’t get your boxers in a bunch" she laughed taking a few gulps of the water.

"Too late" he thought to himself. "Uh, come on over here I’ll show you." Keesha walked over to his pool table and watched as he set up.

"You’re the only person I know with a pool table in their living room."

"Well it beats going to Jake’s all the time." Jason watched as she finished off the water he gave her. Taking it away and replacing it with the stick, Jason began his lesson as She lives in my lap played on. "You’re not so bad."

"Thanks, but I’m not a pro like you, I mean you’re sinking the ball every time you touch it."

"Well I try" he smirked. Suddenly tiredness consumed her. "Sleepy?"

"Just a little, I got up a little early." Jason showed Keesha a few more tricks of the pool table as the cd played. "I love this song" she said with a sigh as Take off your cool came on.

"Uh yeah me too."

Jason walked around the table and held his hand out. Keesha slowly put her hand into his, leading her to the clear space of his living.

"I uh, am not much of a dancer." Keesha smiled. He might not have been much of a dancer but he was doing pretty well right there. Keesha laid her head on Jason’s chest as they swayed back and forth to the music. Jason’s warm hand on her lower back soothed her, making her eyes heavy. Jason noticed the slowly down in her steps and caught a glimpse of her eyes closed. "Keesha? Keesha?" Jason called out for her but he got no response. She was sleep. Jason got his signal, the potion worked. Jason gently scooped her up and carried her upstairs to the guest room across from his. With one hand free he managed to pull the sheet back and laid her upon the bed. Slowly he pulled her shoes off and pulled the cover over her. Jason bent over and kissed her on the temple of her forehead. A kiss was still a kiss, even if it was a stolen one.


"Jason?" Keesha’s voice broke Jason’s thoughts.


"Why are you still up?"

"Just thinking."

"Thinking? At this time of night?" she laughed.

"Uh, yeah."

"Do you want to talk about it?" Jason turned around and face Jason. Keesha walked to him and placed her hands on his forearms.

"I, uh, was thinking about you."


"Yeah, and how lucky I am."

"Aw well that’s sweet babe, but um, its 4:15."

"Yeah" he sighed, "take me to bed."

"Will do."