Caryl hasn't had a love in her life since her divorce. It was a messy divorce. The marriage didn't go well and it didn't end well either. When Caryl met Samuel it was like a breath of fresh air. He said she was beautiful. He acted like she was the most desirable woman in the world. She knew deep down that he'd never marry her. She could just tell. But she'd had marriage. Now she just wanted love. Even if it wasn't a forever kind of love. Just love would do.
Especially if it was surrounded with lots of hot sex. She and her roommates had just moved in to their new townhouse. Everyone else was at work so she could make as much noise as she wanted. Caryl can make a heck of a lot of noise when she gets really excited.
LaShandra came home from work a little depressed. She'd been sleeping with Aric off and on for months now. Every month she tested and every month there was no baby. She knew he was fertile. He had a set of twins with another woman. Maybe she should be upset about that but it wasn't like she was in it for love. She just wanted his genes. The man had good genes, rock hard abs, and an ass that made her go wild. After all the hot sex she'd had with him, why wasn't she pregnant?
Well there was no time to wonder or worry. It was that time again. Time to try the baby making one more time. With Jan away at work, now was a perfect time to get Aric to come over and make a baby with her. There was only one problem...
Jan wasn't at work. She had gotten that last promotion. Her hours had changed. She walked in to find LaShandra in someone else's arms and was furious. She may not love her but she was her lover. She wasn't suppose to be with anyone else ESPECIALLY an AVERY.
LaShandra tried to explain that she was doing this for them but Jan wouldn't even listen. Aric just stood there looking confused. She had really messed up. Jan seemed so angry. She had been trying for months to get her to set a wedding date and help pick out baby names. She couldn't honestly have not known what she was up to.
Jan walks out in the hall furious. She wants to get even. She wants revenge. Who should she see but Samuel. Samuel had always been there for a good time for her in the past. She pulls him in her arms. She's thinking that maybe she'd take him upstairs and rock his world. That would teach LaShandra. That would make her pay.
But before she gets a chance to tell Samuel her plan, Caryl walks out of her first floor bedroom in her underwear and takes Samuel by the hand. Suddenly Jan knows the truth. Samuel is sleeping with Caryl too. How could he? How could he sleep with another one of her roommates? It's not like they had a commitment but that was just common courtesy. You don't screw around with your lovers roomies. End of story.
Jan gives Samuel the look that kills. Samuel suddenly knows one woman to steer clear of. Maybe he'd better stay away from here for a while especially if Aric was hanging around. There was no need for Aric to find out that he had already had all three of the roommates.
But Aric figured it out all on his own. It was the way that Samuel looked at LaShandra. It was the same way that he looked at both Jan and Caryl. He had slept with them all. It was the final straw. Aric wasn't putting up with his shit any more.
He might not be able to kick him out of the legacy lot but he sure could kick his ass. Just giving you a little something to remember me by big boy.
Things got very strained around the place after that night. The only two speaking were Caryl and LaShandra and that was due to their own ignorance. To make matters worse, Caryl started thinking that Samuel may have left a little something of himself behind when he left. She couldn't be pregnant, could she? That's all she needs. Won't Jan just love this.
LaShandra didn't notice how distraught Caryl was. She was to upset herself. And starving. Why was she so hungry. She just couldn't get enough.
Jan didn't notice either. She was still working on that whole revenge thing. She can be a bitter old hag when she wants to be. She has to really dig through her old black book but eventually she finds the number of an old friend Corey Bertino. She's pretty sure she can talk him into sleeping with her AND getting caught. Just as she suspected, Corey was up for it. You want sex, I'm the man for you.
LaShandra eventually finds out that she has succeeded. She is going to have her family with or without Jan. LaShandra really wants it to be with Jan. She goes upstairs to Jan's room to tell her the news and beg for a second chance.
But what she saw changed everything. Jan was with some man, in the bed that they had picked out together. How could she? How could she do this to her? Well to hell with Jan. She didn't need her. She owned a third of this place. She would just stay here and raise her baby on her own. Eventually she'd find someone else. Or maybe she and Aric could make something of a life together.
With the fireworks going on all around, no one realized that Caryl was pregnant until she was in her second trimester. Her roommates were floored. They never thought that Caryl wanted to have more children. They would have thought that she and Samuel had taken more precautions.
Jan finds herself in a familiar place as yet another lover has moved in on her and refuses to leave. Corey needed a place to crash. What better place that the bed for a hot older woman. He'd leave eventually. As soon as he got his feet under him. Then he'd find his own little bachelor pad and live it up.
Aric wasn't as happy as LaShandra hoped when she told him the news. By now he had figured out that she was just using him to get pregnant. He knew about her and Jan. He felt used. He didn't like feeling used. He also didn't like sharing with Samuel. Although Aric still craved LaShandra like a drug, he refused to give into temptation. She was having his child. He would like to know that child. That's it. That's all. He was not going to sleep with that woman again. No matter how hot she was. No matter how much her bright pink hair turned him on. No matter how tempting those lips were. He would not cave. But my god she's attractive. NO. He will not cave. He is strictly here for the baby. Nothing more.
Samuel didn't come over for any baby. He didn't know about any baby. When Caryl called him over he thought it was just for a booty call. He was shocked when he saw her. He thought he was being careful. A man like him had to be. Otherwise he'd be paying child support to half the town. Samuel was scared stiff for a few minutes. Then Caryl laid a kiss on him that curled his toes. She wasn't after child support. She wasn't after commitment. She was after sex. She had needs and she needed him now. Right now. You. Inside. Now.
This was absolutely the last thing Jan wanted. She had thought that she was to old to have a baby. Otherwise she'd have used extra precautions. My god menopause is just around the corner. How can I be having a baby? Why me? Why now? WHY?
Corey didn't ask why. He made her pregnant now he would make her his wife. No he didn't want to get married but he had to. His dad had been like him. He was a romancer too. He'd married him mom when he was due. Now he would marry Jan. That was just the way it was. Maybe it would end in divorce. Maybe it would last forever. Either way, his child would carry the Bertino name. Corey didn't ask Jan so much as told her. Jan didn't want a ring. She didn't want a marriage. But then Corey asked her if she wanted their child to carry the Avery name. It was enough to make her blood boil. She was NOT having another AVERY. NEVER! Give me the damn ring.
Corey married her that night before she could calm down and change her mind. His baby would carry the Bertino name. It was all that mattered. He owed his dad that much.
Of course he did start regretting it almost immediately. Marriage. Commitment. Enough to make a guy feel sick. But marriage didn't have to mean fidelity. Jan didn't have to know what he did when she wasn't around. He was a hot man. He could make this work. Yeah, no problem.
Will the marriage last? Will the roommates wind up strangling each other? Will the household survive those pesty toddler year? All this and more will be revealed in the next exciting installment.