And she thought she’d never fall in love again. It turned out, life had a different plan. Jessica’s faith in men had just about vanished until a different man stepped into her life and said, ‘Hello.’
‘I don’t know who broke your heart, but whoever he is I’m going to kick the shit out of him, because I will not be punished for his mistakes. And when I’m done with him, no man will ever break your heart again. I won’t let them.’
She almost burst into tears. Who the hell was this man and why now?
‘Listen,’ she said. ‘No one broke my heart and I appreciate what you’re trying to do, but I’m not interested.’
‘But I am. Come for coffee with me. You’ve got an hour to spare, and so do I.’
‘No.’ she said. She wouldn’t be charmed into another trap.
‘No?’ People didn’t say no to him.
‘No.’ She repeated.
He smiled. ‘May I ask why?’
‘I just don’t want to.’
‘Fair enough. How about I go and get us some coffee and I’ll stand here with you.’
‘Why would you do that?’
‘Because I fell in love.’
‘What’s wrong with you?’
‘Honestly, I don’t know.’ He laughed. ‘But this has never happened to me before. If I walk away it might never happen again.’
She laughed lightly. ‘You know, I’m so sick of men like you.’
‘Men like me? I knew some dick broke your heart. I refuse to pay for his shitty behaviour. Bear in mind not all men are the same.’
‘I wouldn’t know would I? I have a tendency to get stuck with men like that.’
‘Well then. Let me prove to you that not all men are dickheads. Not all men are a-holes, or whatever you want to call them. There are some good men out there. I’m one of them.’
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