I’d be lying if I said me and John were back together. He no doubt thought we were back together, but that was far from the truth. We’d fuck, and he’d yell at me, so I’d calm him down with a kiss and we’d start the whole thing over again. It wasn’t all that bad, though I could’ve done without the yelling. And the little brat walking in on us every five fucking minutes demanding that John invite Hadley’s little special needs freak over to play. Sweetie, I’m a little busy fucking your dad.
John, however, gave into her demands and called Hadley once I was done with him. He had the fucking nerve to smile at me as he told me to get dressed and informed the brat that we were going to the park to play with Lily and Danny. I know that they’re my niece and nephew and all, but couldn’t this wait til after I was done fucking John?
I slumped down on a bench once we got to the park, still a little pissed that I’d had to put John down. That and the fact that Hadley was there. Little bitch. He was trying to avoid me by occupying himself with Lily, since John’s brat and the freak were busy playing with each other. Maxxie just did his best to keep out of everyone’s way, eventually mumbling something about getting ice cream from the store. So naturally I followed him.
"Thought I told you to quit" I said when I saw Maxxie buying cigarettes as well as ice cream.
"Yeah, but then being around you and Hadley can get kinda stressful" he said, lighting up.
"Hadley didn't have to come"
"Neither did you" he said kinda quietly and I glared at him a little.
He kept his eyes on the floor as he smoked away.
"I'm just trying to stay on John's good side"
"Well you might as well go take these back to the kids" Maxxie said, trying to hand me the ice creams.
"I don't give a fuck about them. It's you I'm interested in"
He arched and eyebrow at that and I smiled at him though he didn’t see it, his eyes still on the floor.
"I miss you" I said, leaning my head on his shoulder.
"Thought you were mad at me" he mumbled.
"Didn't I tell you I forgave you?"
"Well I did"
"Oh. Um, thanks"
I nuzzled his neck a little, trailing kisses against his skin when he rested his head on top of mine. Maxxie cleared his throat, sort of holding the ice creams up.
"I should get back before these melt"
I nodded, heading back with him. He gave the kids their ice creams and they dug in. He smiled a little as he watched the special needs kid.
"Max, c'mere" I said, ordering him a little.
Maxxie glanced over at me before coming over. I smiled, leaning my head on shoulder and gripping his hips a little.
"Where were we?" I asked, ghosting kisses up and down his neck. “You think I’d do this is he was watching?” I asked when he looked over at Hadley.
"Cayden, if you fuck up my last chance with Hadley, you're dead"
"You could always get back with me"
"I could, but I'd probably be more in the mood to kill you if you fucked up my marriage just to get laid"
I chuckled a little. "I've got John for that. For now, anyway. But he's not as fun to tease as you are" I said, pinching his nipple lightly. He bit his lip and I hummed, pinching his nipple a little more, not caring that John was watching us. Maxxie tried to slap my hand away and I squeezed his hips. “Naughty”
John sighed, ignoring us and I couldn’t help but notice the guilty look on Max’s face.
"Ignore him" I said, gripping his hips.
"He wants you back, Cay. Why isn't that good enough for you?"
"Because I don't want him"
"But why do you want me? There's nothing stopping you from going out and finding someone new"
"We worked well together, Max. You can't deny that"
"Yeah but..." Max trailed off, his gaze on the ground.
He shrugged. "Just something someone said"
"What did they say?" I asked, sliding my hand up his shirt sneakily and littering his neck with kisses again.
"That you only kept me as long as you did because of the sex" he said quietly.
"Who told you that?"
"Was it just the sex, Cayden?”
"Of course not" I said and he looked at me with wide, innocent eyes. "It wasn't just the sex, Maxxie" I said but he didn’t seem entirely convinced. "If it was just the sex, we wouldn't have been together even half as long as we were"
He leant his head on my shoulder and I planted a kiss on the top of his head. He was busy watching Hadley smiling and being all maternal with the brats.
"Would you... I mean, if it came to it, would you leave him for me?" I asked and Maxxie looked upset.
"Don't do this to me Cay"
"I'm just curious"
"Well don't be. I'm happy with him, okay?"
"But if you weren't?"
He sighed. "I don't know"
I nuzzled him a little but he didn’t say anything. "D'you ever wonder what it'd be like if we hadn't split up? We would've been going out nearly five years by now, right?" I asked and he nodded slightly. "I thought about asking you to marry me, y'know?"
"Did you?" he asked, surprised, and I nodded. "What d'you reckon it would've been like if we'd stayed together?"
"There wouldn't have been any kids, I can tell you that much" I laughed and he smiled a little. "And we both know there would've been lots of sex and teasing. But we probably would've done the whole romance thing too"
Maxxie was watching Hadley again. Hadley glanced over, smiling a little.
"He doesn't deserve you" I said as Maxxie smiled back.
"What makes you say that?"
I shrugged. "He just doesn't"
He frowned a little but I didn’t say anything.
"Hadley deserves better than me” he pretty much whispered.
"That's not true"
"It is. I've been a shit husband. I'm amazed he gave me this many chances. I'd have kicked me out ages ago" he said, watching Hadley.
"He keeps taking you back because he's a pushover" I said and Maxxie was quiet. I planted a kiss on his neck. "I'll be waiting if you ever change your mind" I said, heading back over to John.
Yeah, I could so get him to leave Hadley.