Tarago Jakobus was 6’4”, intelligent, extremely wealthy with a Midas touch. He was also openly racist, politically incorrect and a chauvinistic pig who told offensive jokes. He loved to party and was used to women vying for his attention. So when his eyes fell on Tanin, he expected her to just melt into his bed and be grateful that he even looked her way.
To his utter surprise, she was totally unimpressed with his wealth, thought he was an uneducated buffoon and publicly rejected him. Of course he was shocked and humiliated by her response.
But no woman had ever turned Tarago down before, and he found her fascinating. He became obsessed with her and decided to win her over his way – destroy all that is precious to her, so that she would have no choice but to need him. If that didn’t work, he’d switch to plan ‘B’ – take away her freedom and throw her ass in jail. And being the absolute bastard that he was, he did.
Obsessed With Me is a modern-day love story.
“Morning!” I hear Tarago say.
I rush over to meet him. “Good morning,” he whispers, as he places of box of assorted alcohol on the table.
I smile at him, then jerk my head toward the balcony.
Once out of sight, we steal a quick kiss.
“Still love me?” I ask.
He shakes his head from side-to-side.
I give him a playful punch, before we kiss again.
“Are you in trouble?” he asks.
“Not …not in trouble as such, but there’ll be a lot of questions.”
“How do I help you?”
I wave dismissively. “Remember my dad was jailed, a political prisoner. That’s his brother there. He doesn’t like whites because of what they did to my father. You have to understand and be patient with him. Best you try to win him over.”
He shrugs. “Sure, anything for you after last night.” He reaches over and cups my cheek with one hand. “You were a wild thing last night.”
I laugh. “You complaining, Jesus?”
“I love you so much, I want to kiss you right now.”
My eyes shift to the door, where my siblings are probably straining to listen.
“Later, baby,” I whisper.
“Now,” he says and steals a hungry kiss.
Lunch is great. Luckily, there are some of my sisters’ and brothers’ friends present so things are a bit chaotic. But everyone’s happy and laughing a lot with Tarago.
Even Uncle Anand laughs and I watch him slowly thaw.
Gran stares at Tarago throughout lunch, a look of adoration in her eyes. Much to his discomfort, of course.
Ralph appears to have cottoned onto Gran and chuckles at Tarago’s uneasiness.
“What the hell do I do about her?” Tarago leans in and whispers to me.
“Perform a miracle, of course. You’re Jesus, remember?”
We laugh so hard, everyone around us wants to know what the joke is.
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