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Jordan drove his car into an estate located within a forest and by a lakeside. It was a private wooded lot with it's very own well maintained pond. The house was stunning, a two-story home which stretched for miles and a serene lake shore which was sure to take your breath away.
"In case you're wondering..this is my childhood home. No one lives here besides the hired help of cos." He said as he pulled into the garage and turned of the ignition. "I usually come here to de-stress. Thought you might like it. Let's go inside." He held the door open for Lana and she stepped out.
"It's beautiful." She sighed. "So is this like your happy place?" She asked, her face full of mischief.
"Bambi-you are my happy place." He turned and held her face.
"Oh." Her cheeks reddened.
"You look so cute when you blush" He laughed softly. Come on, there's something that I need to show you." He tugged her hand and led her to the back of the house. They came to the top of a hill and just at the bottom was an encased tree house. The only way to get there was by sliding through a tunnel.
"Carter are you a fan of Alice in Wonderland?" Lana grinned at him.
"Not me but my Mom was. We would sit here together for hours you know. Reading, playing board games or we would have a picnic. Actually..she kind of inspired my plans today." He pulled her towards the tunnel and he slid through and she did the same.
"So how do we get out of here?" She looked around, confused.
"Aahhh..You will just have to wait and see." He said in a mysterious voice as he gently tapped the tip of her nose with his finger. "Welcome to my magical world." The stepped inside and she twirled around, taking everything in. This tree house was way too fancy to be called that. It was more like a luxurious cabin in the woods. There was a plush Persian rug on the floor and a worn L-shaped brown leather couch, with a large wall-mounted flat screen TV, a small bathroom and open-plan kitchen. There was a separate door that led to the bedroom which contained a comfortable queen-size bed.
"FYI..this is not a tree-house." Lana said and Jordan laughed.
"Go big or go home right?" He threw himself on the couch and switched on the TV.
"So are we going to sit around and watch TV all day?" Lana asked as she sat next to him.
"And what would you rather we do sweets?" The look he gave her made her blush because it clearly stated his intentions.
"I would rather-explore." She blurted out and her hands flew to her mouth.
"You walked straight into that one didn't you?" Jordan gasped as he held his stomach.
"Not funny Carter." She folded her arms and pretended to sulk.
"I'm sorry but that-" He laughed "was epic Bambi."
"You know what I meant but as usual you twisted it in your perverted mind."
"You know what I'd like to do right now?" His face grew serious and he inched towards her.
"No." She knew exactly what he wanted but she wanted to hear him say it. His face was a whisper away from hers and she could feel his warm breath caress her face. She kept reminding herself to breath otherwise she was going to pass out. He stared deep into her eyes, trying to read her expression before pulling away suddenly.
"Let's play a little game?" He cleared his throat and walked over to the TV and the remote. "You're in?"
"Yeah." She pushed back her hair and shifted in her seat.
"We're going to play our own version of Karaoke." He scrolled down the screen and connected to the YouTube homepage. "You know that music speaks right? So we going to choose songs that speak to each other. Got it?"
"I'm not sure I do.." She frowned.
"Look sweets-you and I have chemistry. There's no denying that right?" He tilted her chin up and looked into her eyes.
"So..we're having a problem communicating our feelings to each other right?"
"Yes but I can't sing." She bit her bottom lip.
"Who cares? You're not here for an audition sweets." He brushed it off. "This is the best way for us to tell the other person what we're feeling or thinking. By choosing a specific song and singing it-word for word. Don't worry it won't be so bad. I'll go first." He selected his song and she smiled.
"Dance with me." He pulled her close and sang the song to her, meaning every word and she knew it. This wasn't an act. This was exactly how he felt. She was thinking how she was going to top this.
"You touch me and it's almost like we knew
That there will be history between us two
We knew someday that we would have regrets
But we just ignored them the night we met
We just dance backwards into each other
Trying to keep our feelings secretly covered
You touch me and it's almost like we knew
That there will be history
There's no way that it's not going there
With the way that we're looking at each other
There's no way that it's not going there
Every second with you I want another
But maybe we can hold off one sec
So we can keep this tension in check