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48 Amanda and Lisa Face-Off Chapter - 48
With his new Range Rover parked by the roadside, waiting for certain someone. He drummed his fingers on the steering wheel, anticipation building as he scrolled through his phone, checking out some of the Tik Toks.
There was this particular girl he followed who did cosplay. But for the last few days, the girl looked kind of familiar. He just couldn't put his fingers on it. But while he looked at her videos, there was a sudden knock on the passenger side window.
Startled, Rick turned his head to see who it was. When he caught sight of the person, a mischievous grin spread across his face. It was Lisa, the nurse who stole Amanda's boyfriend, and whom Rick used to understand more about his system.
That night at the club, he cleverly set her up to have a sizzling encounter with Max. Lisa gestured with her hands, asking Rick to roll down the window glass.
And Rick obliged, he rolled down the window, and Lisa leaned in, her eyes greedily scanning the luxurious interior of the Range Rover.
"Well, well, well, if it isn't Lisa," Rick said with a playful wink. "Fancy meeting you here."
Lisa peered inside the Range Rover with a mixture of awe and desire, her eyes lingering on the plush seats and elegant interior. She then turned her attention back to Rick, trying to compose herself.
"Rick," she began, her voice a mix of exasperation and curiosity, "How could you just leave me hanging at the club that night? You disappeared without a trace! You know how much I waited for you?"
Rick leaned back in his seat, a playful smirk on his face, "You waited for me? When I came back after taking the leak, you were nowhere to be seen."
"And interestingly, that guy... The one who you were chatting with earlier wasn't there as well," Rick chuckled, his eyes dancing with amusement, "Tell me... Am I overthinking it?"
Lisa's cheeks flushed slightly, and she shifted in her stance, "Max? I don't know anything about him. I waited for you and when you did not return, I went outside to look for you. And from there, I went home disappointed."
"You know, Lisa," Rick began with a faux-serious tone, "I've always believed in loyalty and commitment."
Lisa raised an eyebrow, a hint of amusement in her eyes. "Oh, really? That's so like me."
"Is that so?" Rick leaned in closer, his voice dripping with sarcasm. "Then why don't I feel like believing you?"
Lisa raised an eyebrow, her gaze fixed on Rick. She decided not to bring up Max and their passionate night together any longer.
"Besides, Lisa," Rick began with a smirk, "I've never been a fan of boyfriend stealers. Loyalty is a rare gem in today's world."
Lisa's eyes flashed with a mix of annoyance and defiance, but she held her ground. She could not understand why Rick would bring that up or was he just taking a dig at her, "You have a way with words, Rick. But isn't your tongue a bit sharp."
Rick chuckled, his tone light and teasing. "Well, I call 'em like I see 'em."
"Is that so?" Lisa chuckled, her eyes sparkling with mischief, "Then you don't have to worry about anything. I am not like any of those girls."
But then she looked at Rick coquettishly, biting her lips, "Enough of that... Now, can I take it for a spin?"
Rick raised an eyebrow, feigning surprise. "Oh, you want a ride, do you? You sure you can handle this beast?"
Lisa leaned inside the car through the window, her lips dangerously close to Rick's ear, "I can handle anything you throw at me, Rick."
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Amanda stepped out of the hospital, the sun's warmth caressing her skin as she scanned the surroundings. Her dark eyes darted around, searching for any sign of Rick, but he was nowhere to be seen.
'Where could he be?'
With a determined sigh, Amanda reached into her sling bag and retrieved her phone. She quickly dialed Rick's number, the anticipation building with each ring. Finally, he answered.
"Hey, Amanda," Rick's voice came through the phone, filled with that unmistakable charm.
Amanda couldn't help but feel relieved hearing his voice. "Rick, where are you? I just got out of the hospital."
Rick chuckled on the other end. "Don't worry, Amanda. I've got a little surprise for you. I am waiting for you outside that cafe you told me about."
Amanda set off towards the cafe, a sense of curiosity washing over her. What kind of surprise did Rick have in store for her?
In no time, Amanda was in front of the cafe, and her eyes widened in surprise. There, standing beside a magnificent Range Rover, was Rick himself. He looked as dashing as ever, leaning casually against the car.
But what truly captured Amanda's attention was the presence of another woman—Lisa. Lisa, with her smug expression, leaned against the Range Rover as well, and Amanda couldn't help but furrow her brow. What was going on here?
Rick flashed Amanda a charming smile as he noticed her arrival. "Amanda, my darling... You are finally here."
Amanda approached them cautiously, her gaze shifting between Rick and Lisa. "Rick, what is she doing here?"
Lisa, her expression still smug, extended a hand toward Amanda. "C'mon Amanda, don't act so distant. We are friends, aren't we?"
"Rick?" Amanda raised her eyebrow at Rick.
Rick, ever the charismatic host, attempted to ease the tension. "Amanda, Lisa and I bumped into each other, just now when I was waiting for you."
"That's true. And we decided to catch up. Rick and I have a bit of history, you know," Lisa said as she played with her hair, and walked to stand beside Rick. 𝒇𝒓𝙚𝙚𝒘𝙚𝒃𝙣𝓸𝓿𝙚𝒍.𝙘𝓸𝓶
Amanda couldn't help but frown further, "History?"
"What we had can barely be called a moment, let alone a history," Rick said, pushing Lisa away.
"But enough of that, look I bought a brand new car today. What do you think? A good replacement for my bike isn't it?" Rick asked.
But Amanda's frown remained as she glanced at Lisa. She hardly cared about the hundred grand car in front of her right now. The atmosphere between them thick with tension. She couldn't quite put her finger on it, but she felt there was more than what Rick let on.
"Lisa," Amanda finally began, her tone polite but firm, unable to contain the and unease any longer, "Don't you have somewhere else to be? Maybe it's time you get going." Amanda said, her voice tinged with a touch of irritation.
Lisa, however, seemed utterly shameless. She leaned against the Range Rover, her smug expression unwavering. "Oh, Amanda, I'm in no rush. I'm enjoying catching up with Rick."
Amanda's patience wore thin, and she couldn't help but feel that Lisa was overstaying her welcome. She turned to Rick, her frustration evident. "Rick, can you please ask her to leave?"
Rick, with his charming smile never faltering spoke, "Amanda, don't pay too much attention to some boyfriend grubbing whore in the street. You and I have more important things to focus on."
"What did you say?" Lisa almost lost her balance against Rick's car, "Boyfriend grubbing? Whore?"
"Rick, no matter what, you don't get to say those things to me," Lisa frowned.
"What did he say wrong? Everybody in the hospital knows about you," Amanda pushed Rick behind her and stepped forward to take on Lisa, "Do you think I don't know about you and Zack. What you two are up to behind my back?"
Amanda was full on ready to take on Lisa. She had been wanting to vent all her bottled anger all this time, but she couldn't find a proper outlet. And to be honest, around Rick, she was always at ease, always content and comforted.
Quest: Claim Amanda to be your woman
Time Duration: 5 minutes
Reward: Romance Radar: +1 f(r)eeweb(n)ovel
"No need to dig buried corpses," Rick said. With that, he slid his arm around Amanda's waist, pulling her closer to him. He leaned down and placed a soft, lingering kiss on her nape, sending a shiver down her spine. It was a possessive gesture, a silent message that Amanda was his.
Rick whispered into Amanda's ear, his voice deliberately loud enough for Lisa to hear. "Amanda, you're my woman now. It makes me jealous that you talk about another man. You understand that?"
"Ennhh..." Rick's breath against her neck sent tickles through her body. Amanda's heart raced at Rick's words, and she couldn't help but blush at the intimacy of the moment. Rick's charm and charisma had a way of making her feel like the most important person in the world. Despite the unconventional circumstances and Lisa's unwelcome presence, Rick had a way of making her feel special and cherished.
Suddenly, in no time, Lisa's smug expression turned to one of frustration and anger when she saw Rick lay his claim on Amanda. The audacity of it all left her fuming, and she couldn't help but threaten Rick with the consequences of his actions.
"You'll regret this, Rick," Lisa hissed before turning on her heel and walking away, her steps filled with determination, "Wait until I tell Zack about it." She said as she walked away.
"Doesn't that bitch already know that?" Rick watched her retreating figure with a nonchalant grin, undaunted by her parting words. He knew how to handle Lisa, and her threats were nothing more than empty bluster.
Amanda, on the other hand, was a mix of surprise and happiness as she watched Lisa walk away. Her eyes flicked toward Rick, a playful amusement dancing in their depths. Conflicting thoughts swirled within her, but one thing was clear—Rick had a way of turning her world upside down.
Turning to Rick, Amanda raised an amused eyebrow, her lips curling into a knowing smile. "Well, that was unexpected."
1. Agree with Amanda (Temptation +5)
2. Tell her there is still something more unexpected, and kiss her (Temptation +15)
"Is it? Because I have something even unbelievable," Rick said grinning.
Rick's grin was nothing short of mischievous as he leaned in, capturing Amanda's lips in a passionate kiss. The world around them seemed to fade away as their mouths met, their connection electric and undeniable.
Rick's hand cupped Amanda's cheek gently, his touch both possessive and tender as their tongues danced with a tantalizing rhythm. The kiss deepened, becoming an intoxicating blend of desire and longing. The passion between them ignited like a wildfire, and they lost themselves in the intoxicating moment.
Amanda's heart raced as she surrendered to the intensity of the kiss, her fingers tangling in Rick's hair as their bodies pressed closer together. It was a moment of undeniable attraction and desire, a magnetic pull that drew them closer with every passing second.
Rick finally pulled away, his eyes locked on Amanda's with a hunger that left no room for doubt. His voice was a low, seductive whisper as he spoke. "Amanda, you're the only one who matters to me."
Amanda's breath was ragged as she met Rick's gaze, her voice barely a whisper as she responded, "Rick, you're trouble."
Rick's grin was irrepressible. "But you love trouble, don't you?"
"But everyone is looking."
Rick chuckled, his fingers tracing a gentle path along Amanda's cheek. "I've always been one to make my intentions clear."
"That you do," Amanda agreed.
"So? Your apartment?"
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