|| Chapter 9
Jet and Jenny
ate dinner and talked about their careers and friends. Jet opened
a bottle of red wine for dinner and although Jenny didnt usually
drink, she felt that it would be a good idea to calm her nerves
from the traumatic event. Her mind continued to drift to the "experience"
she had in the amusement park. And occasionally she would glimpse
at Jet while he was taking a drink of wine and recall the session
she had with Dr. Schultz. She knew that she felt completely safe
with Jet and was tickled at the possiblity of her "Soul Mate" being
the famous Jet Li! Gosh! Would Sandra have a fit over that!
Jet was really enjoying the conversation with
Jenny. He had to be careful because every time he looked directly
in her eyes.. he had a strong urge to blurt everything out but he
knew the timing was not right. Her eyes were the most beautiful
shade of blue.. and they had an energetic sparkle that aroused the
deepest passion within him. He wanted to reach over and take her
face gently in his hands and taste her mouth... Then he realised
every time he looked into her eyes he would blush profusely
so he tried to make as little eye contact as possible but it was
Jenny was feeling pretty relaxed by the third
glass of wine. From the dining table you could see the pool.
The pool is beautiful
at night isnt it? I love all the plants surrounding it
almost looks as though you are swimming in a magical lake in the
Yes. I often come
out on to the pool deck at night..go for a swim, sit and read. It
is very peaceful and one of my favorite things to do.You will have
to bring over your swim suit and come swimming with me next time
you come over. I always enjoy swimming after a hard work out. Helps
the muscles..you know.
Sounds great. Thanks.
Ill make sure I bring my swim suit. Well.. I think its
time we head out dont you? Mom is probably worried sick and
I have a long day ahead of me tomorrow. School.. then my a Dr.s
appt. and then Ill be back here. Hmm.. looks like I will be
going swimming sooner than I thought.. (Laughs)
Wonderful! I have workout until 5:00 and then I
think Tessa is coming over. We can work on my English and go for
a swim after Tessa leaves.
to who Tessa is..)
Okay. Sounds great.
They drive over to Mrs. Wangs and Jenny is a
little too intoxicated from the wine. Jet walks Jenny up to her
door. They are both giggling when the door comes flying open..
Oh.. Thank Goodness! Jenny you had
me scared to death! (glances over at Jet and scoffs!)
Mrs. Wang (giggles)
Come in Mr. Li.
Im sorry. We
had dinner and a couple of glasses of wine.
Mrs. Wang (scowls at Jet)
My apologies Mrs. Wang. I should
have brought Jenny home earlier. Mrs. Xuilang thought she may have
felt better if she had eaten.
Sandra (comes rushing
Oh my! Jenny havent you been a naughty girl!
Who is this gentleman who has graciously brought my half-drunken
sister home at this ungodly hour? (laughs)
Pleasure to meet you. You must be Sandra. Jenny
has told me a lot about you.
Sandra (looks over at Jenny a gives her a curious
The pleasure is all
mine Mr. Li. I cant wait to hear what my sister has shared
with you ..
Jenny walks over
to Sandra and wraps her arms tightly around her.. Her knees start
to give way and Sandra hold on tight. Jet runs over and picks up
Please come with me.
I think we should put her straight to bed.
Jet (with Jenny
in his arms)
Okay.. Please lead
Mrs. Wang leads them upstairs to Jennys
room. Jet places her on her bed and as Mrs. Wang slips Jenny
shoes off Jet takes a peek around Jennys room. He spies the
leather bound book that he had given Jenny the other day on her
night stand and smiles. He can smell her perfume and looks over
to her vanity and sees her white silk night dress drapped over the
chair. She has a small library of work related books piled up on
her desk by her computer. He feels very comfortable in her environment.
Mrs Wang turns and sees Jet looking around the room.
Mrs. Wang (scowls)
man.. I thank you for returning Jenny to us. Next time you take
Jenny out will you please make sure she is home at a decent time
and call if you are going to be late. As you can see we are very
protective of Jenny and like to keep her from harms way.
by Mrs. Wangs abruptiveness..He usually isnt addressed
in this manner)
I can assure you Mrs.
wang that I will indeed have Jenny home at a more respectable time
in the future. I appologize for any inconvienence tonight has caused.
Jenny had quite a scare today.
Yes. I heard all
about it already. Would you like to come downstairs for a cup of
tea Mr. Li?
Thank you but I really
need to get back to the house.
Mrs. Wang (walking with Jet downstairs to the
Alright. Well.. Thank
you again for bringing her home. I have a feeling we will be seeing
a lot more of you young man. (Smiles)
Ahem.. Well.. It
was nice meeting you. Im sorry I didnt have the opportunity
to see Mr. Wang. Please tell him I said hello.
Jet bows and smiles at Sandra
as she comes running out to wave good night to Jet.
Jenny woke to
Mrs. Wang jerking open the curtains once again.
How are you feeling this morning? Tsk.. Tsk.. Tsk..
Jenny, didnt I warn you about those martial arts guys!
Ahh! Must you always open the curtains!
My head! Ahh! What are you talking about? He was the prefect gentleman.
I hope you werent too rude to the poor guy!
Mrs Wang shakes her head and goes
downstairs. Jenny gets up and goes through her normal routine to
get ready for work. Sandra is at the breakfast table when Jenny
goes down to grab a cup of coffee..
Goodmorning! Got a headache do ya?
Thanks for the sympathy..Remind
me to thank you for that later..
I cant believe
he came to our house! He was such a gentleman! Did you even notice
he picked you up and carried you to your bed? Theres a million
women in the world that would have fainted if Jet even looked in
there direction and he carried YOU to bed!
Sandra! Watch your
I must admit he is
a handsome fella isnt he. And, he appears to be quite taken
with you Jenny..
Dont be silly. Im teaching him English.
Anyway, I think he has a girlfriend. He mentioned someone called
Tessa tonight. Personally, I think hes just lonely up there
in that big house.
Well..Where do I
sign up to babysit!
So Sis..What are you up to today?
I have my appointment with Dr. Schultz,
over to Jets for lessons and then he invited me over for a
God you are so lucky!
Just make sure you dont drink
tonight. Who knows where you will end up!
Jenny (shakes her head.)
Ok..Ok.. I am leaving now! Have a
wonderful day! If I am going to be late.. Ill call. (Teases)
Oops!! I had better go get my swim suit or Ill be skinny dipping
Mrs. Wang (gasps
in shock and shakes her finger at Jenny
You had better be careful!! I can still ground you!
Jenny runs upstairs
and grabs her swimsuit and glances over at her night stand at the
book that Jet gave her. She thinks of reading it in the waiting
room at Dr. Schultzs office and slips it into the side pocket
of her backpack
Written by Isabel Hodge