“I’ve only heard horrible things about Angus Hayes. He’s a ruthless man and all-around terrible person. He’s often compared to a junkyard dog.”
“You don’t have any experience running an office.” “That’s not the most important fact about me.” “What is then?” My brown eyes find his nearly black ones, and I hold his gaze. “I’m excellent at tolerating assholes.” The corners of Hayes’s mouth curve upward. “You suck at interviews.” “You suck at keeping employees.”
“You’re not any of those fucking people, you dipshit.” “I was going to fuck you right next to where my kids sleep!” I cry, “I never would do that crap, but you make me weak and dumb as fuck.” “Bullshit, idiot.” “Eat shit, asshole.” Hayes narrows his raging eyes. “Why did you kiss me?” “You got that sod for the kids, right?” “No, it’s for my dog,” he lies.
“My kids need to know they shouldn't take shit from people they care about. If they do it once, it’ll be easier the second time, and then they’ll get used to doing it. Eventually, they’ll wake up as someone’s bitch.”
Hayes glares at me. “I apologized.” “Yes, you did, but you didn’t mean it.” “Exactly. That’s why it means so much.” I nearly laugh at his exasperated expression. Instead, I gesture for him to continue. “Explain.” “If I were sorry, it’d be easy to apologize. I did something wrong, and I should apologize. Simple. Except I don’t think I was wrong, yet I’m still apologizing. I’m doing it anyway because your feelings matter more than mine. Doesn’t that make me the fucking nice guy here?”
“So she’s like a girl version of you.” “Yeah.” “No wonder you love her. You’ve always been arrogant,” he says, winking at me and then sliding out of the cart. “Figures you’d want to marry yourself.”
“Sooner or later, this is happening,” he says, studying me. “You best prepare yourself.” “Prepare myself?” I ask, laughing. “Do you mean with yoga or stretching techniques to prepare for your massive... What’s a classy word for penis? Ooh, I know, I’ll call it a super, big humdinger.”
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