Meredith nodded and waved as he walked away. She turned to walk towards her car but then stopped and looked back at Asher He’d changed a lot in the last couple of months. When she’d first met him, she’d thought he was spoiled, entitled and too much work to even consider dating. Now? Meredith smiled at herself and sighed before heading for her car. Now, Asher was more than tempting. He’d grown up a lot and quickly, but now that they were business partners, getting involved romantically was a definite no. Mixing business and romance could never work.
Meredith frowned and realized she was disappointed. “Darn that Asher,” she muttered. Just when he became a man she could fall for, he became off limits.
Asher turned back to Pule and Ivy. “Well, the fact is, I love her. I think maybe this is the first time I’ve truly been in love. It feels like I’m sick with it. It’s taken over my body and mind and it’s all I can think about. She’s all I can think about. Just being with her, everything’s right with the world. We click so perfectly, we can look at each other and know exactly what the other one is thinking. It’s just right. And so when she told me no, it felt like I was dying. I don’t know how to handle a life where I can see and have a relationship with a woman I’m in love with, but at the same time know that I’ll never have the chance to truly love her or be loved by her. It’s torture.”
“You’re all being judgmental jerks. Meredith is a sweetheart. I was there when she fought for Kam. I saw her eyes. When she loves, she loves with everything she has. No wonder she’s scared to love Asher. Give her another try, Ash. Not only does she deserve it, but you do too. You two would be great together if you can just past all of these walls,” Taryn said, her voice dripping with ice as she glared at the women in the room.