Alissa: Chapter One Hundred and Fourteen

Note to Readers:

I wrote this chapter last year, and to be honest, it’s not one of my favorites.  However, I posted it to continue showing Noah’s reaction to various situations.   I hope you’ll still enjoy reading it though!

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Screenshot-1040It was a Saturday, and Noah had come to meet Sharlee at her job after her shift was over.   They were going to have a date night.  One of the former waitresses came in to show them her new baby.   Noah saw the expression on Sharlee’s face as she looked at the baby.   He came up behind her and put his arms around her waist.  He kissed her cheek and whispered into her ear.

Screenshot-1041“Honey, I promise you won’t have to wait for much longer.    Just give me another year.   We’ll have enough money saved for the down payment on a bigger place of our own.   You’ll be further along in school, and I’ll also be up for another raise.  Then we’ll be able to afford for you to cut your hours or maybe even quit your job if you want.”

Screenshot-1042Sharlee smiled and turned around in his arms and kissed him lightly on his lips.

Screenshot-1030A few days later Noah came home from work and Sharlee was sitting outside on the patio.

“You’re not going to believe this, but my boss’ wife is throwing a cocktail party for all of the employees of their shops.”

Screenshot-1035Sharlee looked at him in surprise.   “A cocktail party!”

“Yeah!”

The owner of the repair shop owned several shops around town.  Noah had worked at the shop for two years now, and they had never thrown a picnic or any other kind of party for the employees.   This had come out of the blue.

Screenshot-1034“Well are we going?”

Screenshot-1032“Yeah, I guess it wouldn’t look good not to be there.”

Screenshot-1036It had been a long time since Sharlee had bought any new clothes and Noah insisted that she buy a new dress.

“I will on one condition.”

“What?”

“You have to go shopping with me.”

Screenshot-1038Shopping to Noah meant going to a motorcycle shop and picking the first shirt or slacks he saw in his size then going to the register.   He’d never gone clothes shopping with Sharlee before, but he knew women did it differently from most men.  An idea came to him.

“I’ll go if you let me pick the dress!”

Sharlee hesitated and then agreed.

Screenshot-1024Noah looked over the racks of clothing and selected three that he thought would look good on Sharlee.  

Screenshot-1023Sharlee looked at how short one of them was.   “Uh Hun, are you sure about that one?   It’s a little short to wear to the party.”

Noah looked at it again, imagining how Sharlee’s long gorgeous legs would look in it.

“Yeah I’m sure, try it on too!”  

Even if it wasn’t right for the party, he thought that she could wear it just for him on a date night.

Screenshot-1025Sharlee took the dresses and went into the fitting room, already regretting allowing Noah to pick her dress.

She came out and modeled each of them for him, but he’d already found another one that he wanted her to try.   Sharlee looked at it and although it wasn’t something she’d have selected, she would feel more comfortable in it than the other selections.  

Screenshot-1029She tried it on and they both agreed that it was the right one.  It looked elegant on Sharlee.

Screenshot-979At twenty, Noah was the youngest of the mechanics.   He and Sharlee really stood out at the party not only because of their youth, but because they were an exceptionally attractive couple.   They didn’t realize it, but they were walking into the middle of a situation which they would not know how to handle.

Noah whispered under his breath to Sharlee,  “We’re not staying long.”   Sharlee laughed.

Screenshot-981Sharlee had already met the shop owner and Noah’s manager, but she had never met their wives nor Noah’s other co-workers.   Noah had never met their wives either.  He introduced Sharlee to the shop owner’s wife.

Screenshot-984The shop owner’s wife took an immediate dislike of Sharlee.  She was an older woman, trying to cling to her youth.  She was one of those women whose hair was always in place and whose outfits were perfectly coordinated.   She’d spent a great deal of time getting dressed for the night and among mechanic’s wives she had expected to be the queen of the ball.   Yet here was this young creature upstaging her.  However, she did feel an immediate attraction to Noah.   She thought to herself,  “What a hunk!”

Screenshot-988Noah took Sharlee around the room, introducing her to those he knew and meeting the wives of his other co-workers.   There were waiters passing around drinks and hors d’oeuvres.   He started to take a cocktail but took a coke instead when he saw Sharlee’s expression.

Screenshot-986He laughed.   “Alright, I know I’m underage.”

Screenshot-991He was surprised when the shop owner’s wife came over and asked him to dance.   He looked at Sharlee.

“Go on!   I’ll be fine.”

Noah hated dancing.   He only danced with Sharlee because he knew how much she enjoyed it, but this was the top boss’ wife.   He couldn’t refuse.   He moved out to the dance floor with her.  It was a slow song which made him dislike it even more.

Screenshot-1021After Noah left her, Sharlee wasn’t alone for long.    Several of his co-workers offered to get her something to eat or fresh drinks.   Some asked her to dance.  Of course when his manager asked her to dance she accepted gladly.   He was a few years older than her father and a very nice man.

Screenshot-993Trudy moved closer to Noah as they danced, making him very uncomfortable.   She told him,  “Mmm, you smell good.”

Noah responded politely,  “Thank you Mrs. Benson.”

Screenshot-992“Oh, call me Trudy, Honey!”   She looked up into his eyes.   “I could get lost just looking into those eyes.”  

Screenshot-994She moved her hand down from Noah’s shoulder lower onto his butt.  

Screenshot-1022His eyes widened in surprise and disgust.   His automatic reaction was to reach around and slide her hand back up where it belonged.  

Screenshot-996When he did, he saw anger flash in her eyes.

Screenshot-995Her husband William, the shop’s owner, had witnessed the whole incident.   His wife had a wandering eye and seemed to have set her sights on Noah.   What kind of fool did she think William was?   He wasn’t going to let her do this again even if it meant getting rid of Noah.

Screenshot-998After their dance was over, Noah stopped and talked with his manager and his manager’s wife.  

Screenshot-1004Then he looked for Sharlee.   She was dancing with Billy, one of the mechanics from a different shop.   He was glad that she was having a good time.  

Screenshot-1001William saw the tightness of Trudy’s lips as she looked at Sharlee, definitely trouble.   Every time he allowed Trudy near any of his business interests it was a disaster.  He thought that this cocktail party would be harmless.   He was wrong.

Screenshot-1007Noah’s shop manager’s son,  Gerald, was talking with a group of guys standing along the wall.   Gerald had recently started working at the shop after moving to Bridgeport.   Noah joined them.

“I can spot a pair of fake ones a mile away.   Trudy’s been in for some work and not just the “headlights.”

The guys laughed.   “Now that sexy little blond, she’s got a pair of A-1 headlights.   I’m tell-in you those are the real thing!”

Screenshot-1009Noah felt his blood boiling.  He knew that Gerald was talking about Sharlee.

Screenshot-1008“I’m gonna dance with her and give you a first hand report.”

Gerald  started to move towards the dance floor where Sharlee was still dancing with Billy.

The guys who knew Noah were looking from him to Gerald as Noah stepped into Gerald’s path.

“Hey Noah, you’re crowd-in me.   Step off.”

Screenshot-1010“Stay away from her.”

Gerald frowned.   “What!”

“Gerald, she’s Noah’s wife.”

Screenshot-1012“So what!  I’m just gonna dance with her.   What, are you scared that she won’t want you no more after dancing with me!   Yeah, an experienced man is better than a wet behind the ears pup like you!  I can really teach her, if you know what I mean!”

Screenshot-1015Noah slugged him. 

Screenshot-1016His manager and the shop owner rushed over.   Now the shop owner did not have to feel guilty about firing Noah. 

Screenshot-1019“What the hell is wrong with you Noah!   Get out of here!   We’ll mail you your last check.”

Screenshot-1017Sharlee stood close to Noah in shock.   “Noah are you okay?”

Screenshot-1020“Yeah, let’s get out of here.”

Screenshot-1043He told her what had happened in the car on the way home.

“Don’t worry, Sharlee.   We have our savings, and I know it won’t be long before I find another job.”   He really hoped that would be true!

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The next chapter is back to Shawn and the rest of the family! 

 

22 thoughts on “Alissa: Chapter One Hundred and Fourteen

    • Hi Millie! I still have a lot planned for them, and so it won’t be ending anytime soon! 😀
      When I run out of ideas then I’ll sadly end it. 😥

      Thanks for reading! 🙂

      • That is sweet of you to say Kyra! Thank you so much! 🙂
        It still has a long way to go! I have a lot more planned for Alissa and her family.
        I plan to keep writing it as long as I can think up new storylines.

        Tonight I’m setting up a blog for my new story and then tomorrow back to Alissa. 😀

        Thanks for reading my story, Kyra and it’s nice to meet you! 🙂

  1. Oh dear… Noah is so protective, jeez! I just hope he doesn’t actually get hurt! That guy was a jerk, sure, but he could have just told him not to dance with Sharlee because she was with him. He needs to control his anger! I don’t think the guy would have hurt Sharlee, and Sharlee CAN fend for herself; Noah needs to realize that!

    This was an interesting chapter as it showed Noah’s temper can often have consequences, especially as he has now lost his job with which he was supporting him and Sharlee. Admittedly, he would have already been fired, thanks to that bitch of a wife Trudy 😡 but he should have handled it with a calmer attitude!

    Brilliant chapter! It certainly adds another intriguing aspect to Noah’s collection of incidents! Looking forwards to seeing how Shawn is fairing – hope he’s okay and that his CHARMING wife is not.

    • Yes he really is overprotective. Even more so after what happened with Dean. 😦
      He really does have a problem with his temper, and we’ll see it even more in the next few chapters that are about him and Sharlee. He does need to understand that Sharlee can look after herself.

      Thank you so much Harry! 🙂 I wasn’t really sure about this chapter.

      Shawn and his Wonderful wife will be in the next chapter! LOL

      Thanks for reading my story! 🙂

  2. Well yeah that was a set up from the start. I think the boss was wrong for wanting to fire Noah just because his wife can’t keep her panties on. Not his fault but Noah really needs to chill out. He can’t keep going around punching people. Maybe Sharlee should never leave the house. She seems to be the cause of his issues since the men all want in her pants and Noah has some serious issues with jealousy.

    Now he’s unemployed and that means Sharlee is going to have to work more to cover the bills. Hopefully he finds a new job soon but it depends on if the old boss bad mouths him around town.

    • Yeah, it was a bad situation. The boss was wrong and he too was planning to handle the situation with his wife in the wrong way.

      You are so right! Noah can’t keep punching people. He doesn’t know the proper way to resolve conflicts. Even before he met Sharlee, he had problems with his anger and fought a lot. Noah’s anger issues are one of the major concerns that Dale had about him from the very beginning.

      How do you always guess so well! 😯 LOL You know my writing too well now! You’re right. Things are about to get rough for them again.

      Thanks for reading my story Jaz! 🙂

  3. Wow poor Noah first to be looked at like bait by his boss’s cougar wife then to have to stake a claim on his own wife and be fired for doing so…:( I sure hope it goes better for them. I can’t wait to see what is happening with the rest of the family. UH OH just read above what you posted to Jaz…it is going to get worse….I just hope things make a turn about soon for this family.

    • She was a cougar! Poor Noah just couldn’t win! 😦
      Yeah, it’s not going to be easy for them for a while. Hopefully they will have happy times again soon though.

      Thanks for reading my story, Whitney! 🙂

  4. I bet they both wish they hadn’t bothered going to that party now! As if the wife of Noah’s boss acted like that with him while her husband was around. What a skank!
    I love that Noah is so protective but it gets him into so much trouble. I’m glad he punched Gerald though he was a creep!
    So, now Noah has no job. Will his last employers spread the word about him hitting Gerald? If that happens things aren’t going to go well for the couple and they certainly won’t be having a baby any time soon:(
    Looking forward to catching up with the rest of the family in the next chapter:)

    • The party did turn out to be a disaster! 😦 Trudy didn’t have any respect for her husband or for Noah.

      Yeah, Noah is very protective and he handles it the wrong way. Gerald was a creep!
      It could be really hard for him to find another job now. They are really not ready for a baby now!

      Thanks for reading, Clairey! I’m working on a couple of poses that I need for the next chapter. 🙂

  5. Wow, if I were Sharlee I would be touched that Noah wanted to stick up for me, but pretty mad that he got himself fired. True, he would’ve been fired anyway, but how is she to know that? Now she’s going to have to work longer than she would have and put off having a baby longer. Personally I don’t think waiting for the baby is bad because it both gives them more time alone together and ensures that the baby will be born into a more financially stable household. Sharlee probably won’t be happy about it though. And what’s Dale going to do if/when he finds out? Sounds like an I-told-you-so moment to me…

    Also, shouldn’t Noah be used to people making comments like that about Sharlee? I know it is never acceptable, but her looks are very attention-drawing and I know men have been very obvious with their interest in her before. This is something that will keep coming up so he should probably find a way to control his anger. Obviously it can do him more than just physical harm, and now it has harmed Sharlee too.

    I can’t wait to see what happens next! I love your story and I hope you’re still having a great time with it.

    • She is very upset, but she knows that he really is upset too. So she didn’t say anything about what he did.
      You are right that it would be an I told you so moment for Dale! He may find out, but it won’t be from Sharlee. She doesn’t want him to think even more badly of Noah. Just like you said though, it has harmed Sharlee too! That is what made Dale disapprove of Noah. He knows that Noah has anger issues. He was afraid that Sharlee would end up hurting because of that.

      Noah had the anger problem long before he met Sharlee. He doesn’t know the appropriate way to handle it and just reacts with violence.
      Even the members of his former gang were wary of his anger. That’s why they all backed off when he told them to leave her alone on the night that he first met her. Now that he’s with Sharlee, he hasn’t changed. He doesn’t mind if guys look, but it angers him when they do more than that. He doesn’t know the appropriate way to handle conflicts that don’t involve Sharlee either. He spent a lot of his life living on the streets where violence was a way of life.
      We’ll see more in their next chapter. I don’t want to spoil anything. So I won’t say anymore. 😦

      Awww, thanks Maddie! 🙂
      I’m glad you’re still enjoying the story even through this storyline. I still enjoy writing it too! Thank you! 😀

      • Don’t think that my opinions mean I don’t enjoy the story—quite the opposite, actually! I love when a story can make me really feel something towards the characters, even if I don’t think they’re doing the right thing. That’s a lot of what keeps it interesting.

      • I thought your comment was really good! I’m glad you’re telling me your honest feelings!
        Your comments show me that you care about the characters like I do. 😀 I really appreciate your feedback! 🙂

  6. I laughed when Noah slugged that man. That’s a classic Noah reaction. He still has a problem keeping his temper in check, and sadly it’s cost him job now. I understand why he did it, but I just wish he hadn’t given them cause/reason to fire him. This will place a strain on their marriage now. I hope he gets a job soon.

  7. Hey! It’s been a while hasn’t it! But yeah I’m back!
    Let me start by saying when I saw Sharlee wearing that Strokes shirt I almost screamed because I am a huge fan. Lol.
    I love Noah and his love for Sharlee but damn it this time I think he should of walked out, take a breather, then come back in. Then he wouldn’t have to lose his job!
    I have a lot to catch up on, but I just needed to comment on this one!

    • I haven’t heard them before! I honestly didn’t know they were a real group! Now I’m gonna have to see if I can hear a song by them! 🙂

      Yeah, you’re right. Things would have worked out better right then, but the shop owner had already decided to fire Noah because he could see that his wife was interested in Noah. 😦 Noah just gave him an easier excuse to fire him.

      Noah does need to handle conflict in a better way. It’s hurting him and Sharlee. 😦

      Thanks for reading my story, Anaiah! 🙂

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