*Previously on Crazy Stalker Love– Read Chapter 1 HERE
The Next Day….
Hunter walks up to the door of a large building and rings the bell.
“Who is it?” a female voice cracks over the speaker.
“I’ll buzz you in,” she says as the buzzer sounds, Hunter grabs the door handle.
He walks up the stairs to find a very pouty face waiting for him in front of an apartment door.
“I’m guessing you spoke to Henley already?” he asks sheepishly.
“Of course I did, she’s my best friend and she’s planning my wedding. She’s practically here all the time.”
“Except for when she’s in my bed. Which is often. So don’t let her try to tell you we’re not a thing,” Hunter says pointing at her as he walks in all non-chalant.
“Ok ew, I love you and I love her, but I do not need details. None, whatsoever. Why do you both not get that? I’m your sister. Sisters do not need to know that shit,” she says making a gag noise, Hunter laughs.
“So she HAS been talking about me?” he says smirking slightly.
“You know I’m not going to tell you anything. Best Friend code,” she says crossing her arms.
“What happened to the brother/sister sibling code? That’s a thing, right?”
She shrugs with a smile, shaking her head no.
“Come on Piper, be honest with me, how bad is it this time?” he says turning to face his sister, with serious, sad eyes. “Can I fix this?”
“She was really upset when I saw her last night. I just think you guys need to take a beat, ya know? Give her some space.”
“Space. God, I hate that word. She’s had years of space,” Hunter says huffing as he paces her kitchen floor.
“I don’t think she sees it that way,” Piper says shrugging her shoulders. She hands him a bottle of water.
“Oh really, well how does she see it, then? Because it’s a mystery to me. She never talks to me.”
Piper’s fiancé emerges from their bedroom.
“Hey Hunt,” he says holding out a fist, as Hunter taps it with his own.
“Hey Parker man, what’s up?” he says nodding toward his future brother in law.
“Hey Baby,” he says kissing Piper on the cheek, as she smiles.
“So Parker do you have any advice for me, about Henley? Since my sister is no help whatsoever.”
“Hey!” Piper says shooting him little daggers with her eyes in a joking manner.
Hunter gives her a playful scowl.
“Oh, man, I don’t know about that one. She was pretty fired up last night when she came by to drop off the invitations.”
“I mean that sounds like Henley. She can be a firecracker. But I kind of love that. What was she saying?” Hunter says casually.
“NOT another word Parker,” Piper says pointing at him sternly.
“Piper come on. Give me something. I’m drowning here. You know how much I love Henley. I just want her back. Look I know I messed up, I tend to do that a lot. But I didn’t think I’d still be paying for the same sins nearly a decade later. It’s like I can’t do anything right.”
“Hunter. I’m sorry. I don’t know what to say. All it really boils down to is…you can’t tell her how to feel. Sometimes people process things differently. There is no timeline. Call her. Apologize. And then listen to what she wants. Unfortunately it may not be the same thing that you want. And you have to respect that. Chasing her isn’t going to work. She will only feel suffocated. You know Henley. She can sometimes scare pretty easily.”
“That’s actually amazing advice,” Parker says smiling at his bride to be.
“Thanks babe,” Piper says scrunching her nose as she places a sweet kiss on his lips.
“Oh come on, no one wants to see that.” Hunter says covering his eyes in a joking manner.
“Oh please, this is nothing compared to the YEARS of PDA I had to endure between you and Henley,” Piper says rolling her eyes back at him, overdramatizing a bit.
“True.” Hunter says shrugging. “Thanks for the advice,” he says holding his hand out to his sister as she high fives him.
“You’re welcome,” she says smiling at her brother as she shakes her head at him.
Hunter opens the apartment door to find Henley standing there, about to knock.
“Hey,” he says his breath catching in his throat.
“Hi,” she says standing there, frozen, a few bags in her hands.
“Oh hey, I didn’t realize we had plans to meet this morning,” Piper says smiling and jumping into the awkward moment to ease the tension.
“We didn’t, I just figured I’d drop off some stuff for the bachelorette party, on my way to the office. I should have called. I’m sorry,” she says avoiding Hunter’s stare.
“Don’t be silly, you never have to call, come in,” she says waving her in, “Hunter was just on his way out.”
“I was, have a good one,” he says his eyes meeting Henley’s upon closing the door behind him.
Henley lets out an audible sigh.
“I’m so sorry about that. If I would have known the both of you were coming, I would have arranged the times differently,” Piper says pulling her best friend into a hug.
“Oh please, he’s your brother, he has every right to be here. Besides I don’t want this weirdness between Hunter and I to get in the way of us having an awesome time tonight!”
Henley walks out of the building to find Hunter leaning against her car.
“What do you want? I have to get to work.”
“So do I. This won’t take long.”
Henley makes a face as she stops, hands on hips, looking at him expectedly.
“I’m sorry about last night. I didn’t mean to offend you in any way. I just meant that maybe talking about it might help you work through some things. I wasn’t trying to tell you how to feel or what to do. I just hate to see you unhappy, especially knowing if I’m the cause of it.”
“Thank you for saying that. I may have over-reacted a bit. It was harsh of me to bring up everything that happened with Alexis. I know it was a long time ago, and I shouldn’t still be throwing that in your face every time I feel insecure.”
Hunter smirks, “I deserved it.”
“No you didn’t. You deserved it a decade ago. And plenty of blame went around back then. I know you’re a better man now.”
“A better man that you’d consider getting back together with?” he says smirking, yet his eyes hopeful.
“Don’t push your luck just yet.” she says smiling.
Hunter smirks, “Ok fine, but just so you know, you have no reason to feel insecure when it comes to our relationship. You’re the love of my life, Hen. I’m a patient man. I don’t mind waiting on you forever, and I plan on doing whatever it takes to get you back.”
Henley rolls her eyes as she smirks, heading to her car.
“Good bye Hunter,” she says her tone sassy.
“Bye Henley, I’ll see you tonight,” he says smirking, knowing their usual nightly ritual.
Henley scoffs as she gets in her car.
Hunter chuckles as he walks towards his own car.
To be continued…
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