One Night - Chapter Five
Book Two to One Night.
Grayson returns home after a little over a year of traveling. But when he comes home, he finds that things aren’t how they used to be. He comes home with a determination to get the girl that he loves back. But fate seems to have other plans for the couple.
trigger warning: abusive behavior and tendencies
New Jersey AU ~ Older OFC + Grayson Dolan
Book Two Masterlist
Alex fidgeted as she stood towards the back of the room, the soft classical music filling the room and mixing with the conversations that were happening. She looked around and watched as people talked, laughed, ate, and drank together. It was the opening of one of the restaurants that Levi had been working on with the company and you'd shown up for support. But soon after arriving it seemed he has happily pulled away from her - leaving Alex alone at a party where she didn't know anyone. She was internally scolding yourself for not telling Vanessa and Dehlila to at least come.
After finishing another flute of champagne, Alex walked away from the place she was standing and sought for another waiter to walk by with a tray filled with glasses. But just as she spotted a waiter across the room, instead, her eyes landed on someone else as well.
Her heart stopped for a moment as she saw him. He was standing tall among the group he was with. A white button-down on with the sleeves rolled up to his elbow. At the collar, the top two buttons were left undone giving a slight view to his chest. His hair was down, still longer like the last few times she's seen it. For a second Alex felt the urge to run her fingers through it. His beard was kept close and tight to his jaw and with the slight smile on his lips, he was breath-taking. Grayson was always able to make Alex feel like she was dreaming whenever she saw him.
Alex reached up and swiped the small tendrils that were in front of her face back slightly, before moving towards the bar now wanting something a little stronger than champagne. She leaned over the bar and waved down the bartender, ordering a Jack and Coke, the moment it was placed in front of her, she greedily took a few sips. But what Alex didn't anticipate was Grayson spotting her the moment she walked towards the bar. Her body caught his eye as she seemed to float through the crowd of the party and towards the bar. As the people of him continued to talk, his focus was only on her. He couldn't stop himself and have his eyes slowly move down her body as she leaned over the bar slightly to talk to the bartender. The light black pants she wore hugged along her legs before cupping along her ass. With the corset top, she was wearing he had a clearer view of the tattoo on her arm and saw that it moved over her shoulder and down her back slightly. Grayson looked away the moment the thought of licking along the vains tattoed on her back with his tongue entered his mind.
For the past month, Grayson has tried nothing else but to forget her. To have it so not every waking moment he was thinking about Alexandrina. But it was becoming impossible. He excused himself from the few people he was talking with and moved to step outside for some fresh air.
But just as he walked out the door, Alex turned around to face the crowd again and frowned when she noticed that Grayson was missing.
"There you are," Levi spoke coming up beside her, his hand wrapping around her arm and pulling her against his side more. She gasped slightly from the shock before her eyes looked up towards him. "Why do you keep slipping away from me?"
"I-I...I'm not. You left me the moment we got here." Alex frowned and moved to tug her arm out of his hold, but it only seemed to cause his grip to tighten more.
"This entire time I have people asking where my girlfriend is," Levi stepped closer to you, the outside thinking a couple was having an intimate conversation. But for some reason, a panic was filling your chest as you looked up into his ice-blue eyes. "But I have to stand there like an idiot since I don't know the answer to the question because she's nowhere to be seen."
Alex felt her throat clamp up and lips open a few times, trying to find her words, but nothing was seeming to come out.
"Now you're going to do your job and make sure you stay in your place, do you understand?"
"Yes," Alex pushed the answer past her red-painted lips, nodding her head since her voice was so soft, she wasn't sure if he'd heard her.
Levi's lips turned up in a sneer before nodding his head, the pressure wrapped around Alex's arm letting up before he pressed a kiss to her forehead. The arm that was once wrapped around her arm was now placed to the lower part of her back, his lips meeting her ear to sneer into it once more.
"And where is your blazer? I thought I told you to cover up those fucking tattoos."
"It got too hot in here," Alex tried to swallow down the lump in her throat, fighting back the urge to cry.
Levi made a gruff noise under his breath before pushing her further into the party. The panic that Alex seemed to feel before only seemed to grow worse with every passing second. As she neared a group of people she worked quickly to plaster a face on her smile. Acting like nothing is wrong.
The party seemed to calm down after a few hours. Alex felt exhausted after what felt like being pushed from one group to another. She couldn't at all remember who she spoke with or what even their names were. It was once handshake and smile after another. Alex stepped out onto the patio at the back of the restaurant, Levi distracted and drunk enough to not care where she'd walked off to.
Alex held tightly to her drink, the third Jack and Coke of the night, as she stumbled towards a set of patio furniture where no one else was around.
"Finally some quiet,"
Alex sat down on the small outdoor couch and leaned back as she slowly sipped her drink. Her head rested back against the couch and stared up towards the stars.
"Mind if I join you?" a deep voice spoke, causing her head to look up towards it. Grayson stood in front of her with his hands shoved into the pocket of his pants, hair a little more disheveled than before, and a crooked smile on his face.
"Y-Yeah of course" Alex sat up a little more and watched as he moved to take the seat that was beside her. "I didn't know you were going to be here. Was a little shocked when I saw you."
Grayson shrugged his shoulders, "I happen to work for the same company as your boyfriend,"
"Huh, he's uh...never mentioned that before," Alex spoke, looking down towards her nearly empty glass, a small frown on her lips.
Grayson quickly noticed the small frown that came across her lips.
"How have you been? I feel like I haven't seen you in a long time," Grayson spoke, causing Alex to look towards him again.
"Uh, at the shop. Running it kinda takes up a lot of my time." Alex spoke softly.
"Ethan says you live with Vanessa now?" He asked, causing her to slowly nod her head. "Happy to hear the two of you stayed roommates after all this time."
The frown came back across her lips as she was reminded of the time they left. Of their last night together.
"I miss you," Alex spoke softly, but for a moment Grayson wasn't sure if he had heard her correctly. "I do. I miss you a lot,"
"I miss you too, Alex," Grayson confessed
She whimpered softly and looked up towards him, "Then can we be friends again?"
"Of course baby," Grayson spoke, "You don't even have to ask that."
Alex reached into the pocket of her pants and pulled out her phone before passing it off to Grayson. "My number changed since I officially decided to stay last year."
Grayson pulled out his knowing exactly what she was alluding to. The two of them exchanged their new numbers. But Alex noticed the way her name was typed out in the contact list - Alex💗 . It made her stomach flutter with butterflies.
But just as the smile was starting to creep back across her face, Levi stepped out onto the patio slurring her name. He glared towards her seeing her sitting next to Grayson. It made his blood boil.
"Alexandrina," He spoke her name, causing her head to snap towards him. Grayson didn't miss the way her body seemed to freeze beside him. "Come on, the cab is here to take us home."
She opened her mouth before closing it quickly, shooting a look towards Grayson, before standing up from her seat and walking towards him. Levi reached and grabbed Alex's hand and quickly pulled her back through the party before heading out towards the waiting cab.
"What did I tell you about getting away from me," Levi spoke low into her ear.
"I'm sorry," Alex whispered before she was nearly pushed into the cab and Levi slid in beside her.
The entire cab ride back to Levi's apartment was intense silence, his hand gripped her thigh tightly. Levi didn't say anything as they walked up towards his apartment and slipped inside. Levi moved towards Alex and smirked down towards her, fisting her hair tightly before bending down and kissing her. She gasped against him for a moment taken aback at the hard kiss before her lips began to move with his. She could feel his hands moving along her sides trying to pull her closer to him.
"Come on baby, let's get upstairs." Levi moaned against her lips, before grabbing her hand and leading her up to his bedroom.
Once again Alex laid beneath him, faking the entire time before two minutes later left there unsatisfied and thinking of another man.
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