Passion Overseas

By: Jennifer Fielding & J A Fielding

“Emily?” she heard a male voice that made her turn around.

“Yeah?” she asked turning around but as soon as she saw who had just called her name, she regretted ever being there. She was standing face to face with her sister’s ex. The same man who had given her sister so much grief. “Eli,” she said under her breath as she turned around. She stepped up to the customs agent and handed him her passport.

“Hey, Em,” he said standing behind her. “You look…good,” he said in a low voice. She turned around and forced out a cynical laugh.

“I know,” she said as she took her passport back from the agent. She was feeling a bit riled up as she walked to the baggage claim area. She was not sure what she was supposed to do. Given a choice, she knew that her sister would have probably advised her to stand down and she was struggling to keep her cool as she looked at the moving luggage but Eli was still following her.

“Hey Emily….Em…Emily please. I just want to talk to you,” Eli pleaded as he followed her. Emily rolled her eyes. She unknowingly clenched her fist around the strap of her bag and began counting down. But he was still talking. “Emily,” Eli said as he touched her shoulder again. She turned around and looked at him.

“I really have to look at this so I can see my damn bags when they get here,” she said. “What the hell do you want?” she asked trying hard not to talk back. He looked at her and took a deep long breath.

“I just wanted to apologize,” he said in a soft voice.

“You are apologizing to the wrong twin, asshole,” she said shaking her head.

Eli laughed uncomfortably.

“Wow, that’s harsh,” he said in a whisper.

She rolled her eyes at him and shook her head.

“Harsh would be getting your balls under the wheel of my car and driving back and forth until they look like hash browns and then just for the fun of it, cut them off and force them down your bloody throat,” she said in a low voice before she turned around just in time to grab two of her bags from the luggage belt. She loaded them onto a trolley while Eli was looking at her obviously trying to find the right words to say in this situation. He looked at her and sighed.

“Listen, obviously you have some kind of anger towards me and I don’t blame you. I would too. But I would really like a chance to explain myself,” he said.

Emily shook her head and began walking out of the area.

“If only I had a gun right now,” she thought as she made her way out.

“Emily please,” Eli was now walking up to her, pushing his own trolley as he went on.

“I have nothing to say to you Eli and I swear if you keep on bothering me, I will become homicidal,” she said without turning around.

“Em…” Eli said as he abandoned his trolley and walked round to stop in front of hers. He looked at her and raised an eyebrow. “Please. Just let me have twenty minutes.”

She rolled her eyes and shook her head. “Too long.”


“Ten. I’m jet lagged and tired. I just had a bloody thirteen hour…” her voice trailed off as she looked at her watch. “Fourteen hour flight,” she said. He nodded graciously and walked back to his trolley.

“Good enough. Coffee?” he asked as he pushed his trolley to where she was.

“Not good enough,” she said as she made her way out to one of the airport cafes. She walked right to a table in the middle of the café and sat down. “I’ll have a latte and a slice of red velvet please,” she said when a waiter walked up to their table.

“And you sir?” he asked.

“Just a macchiato for me,” Eli said. He looked at Emily who had her arms crossed on her chest as the waiter walked away. “I know this is weird for you…” he started. Again, Emily forced out a cynical laugh.

“What the hell is going through that stupid head of yours? Weird is when you walk in on your best friend having sex in your bed. This,” she said pointing to him and then back to herself. “This is just plain crazy,” she added matter of factly.

Eli looked at her and nodded. “Okay. I probably deserve that.”

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