Hiram didn't come back that night. I spent the night watching the big TV and looking through the rooms. Hiram must love himself some suits because there are five closets full of just suits.
I slept in the far too comfortable bed and woke up with the sun.
I sat and waited in the living room. My phone eventually died, I couldn't find a charger. I waited almost all day. I told myself, once it hits 4 I would leave because I've got a class.
I'm ready to leave. I'm a bit pissed. I'm a bit sad. But I"m giving him six more minutes. But then a knock on the door makes me jump to my feet. I run to the door and open it.
It's a very tall and handsome man with impeccable brown hair and a great suit.
"Hello Andy, my name's Arthur Adam. Hiram sent me." He walks in and I notice a briefcase in his hand. "He sent me to tell you that he's sorry.
He was called out on a last-second business trip in Europe. He's going to be gone all week." I can't stop starring at this handsome man. "He also said that he is sorry for what happened before.
When he got that call he got distracted and focused on leaving. He says he will apologize better when he sees you next." He walks over to the counter and places the suitcase down.
"Hiram has sent you three gifts." He opens up the briefcase, pulling out a simple black wallet and phone. "The phone is for you to communicate with him.
It also has my contact information on it, and you are welcome to call me when you need absolutely anything. The wallet has a couple thousand dollars and the three cards have no limits.
He wishes that you make this place comfortable for yourself and buy anything you may need." He closes the briefcase.
"What's the third gift?"
"Me." He moves forward and begins kissing me, but I immediately push him back.
"What the fuck!"
"Hiram said that you could have me. Do whatever you want with me, but only when he's out of town and he can't help. He says that I must do whatever you wish." He loosens up his tie.
"What do you wish?"
"I wish that you would..." I'm ready to shout him out, but the more I look at him, the more I want him. "Go. Please go." I nearly faint making that decision.
He just tightens his tie, grabs the briefcase, and leaves without a word. I drop down to the couch, thinking of what I just did.
Is Hiram serious? Is he just giving me guys to sleep with because he's gone? I want him! Doesn't he know that? And that's when it hits me for the first time... I like him... I really like him.
I walk over to the counter and grab the phone, finding Hiram, then text him...
Andy: Thank you. I can't wait to see you again.
I put it in my pocket, put the wallet down, then leave. At first, I'm ready to go to class, but then it hits me.
Why? Why go to class? I can skip just one class, right? I've got more money to spend then my mind has ever imagined possible... so... let's spend it!
I text Arthur that I need a car with a driver. Within 30 seconds he texts back saying a car is waiting for me downstairs. So I go downstairs and get in the back of a nice black car.
"Where to sir?" The old man driver asks.
"Um... I don't know actually."
"What do you want to do?" He looks back at me.
"For anything specific?"
"I'll take you to Mr. Lodge's go-to man for a suit."
He drives me to this small hole in the wall brick building with a small green door.
"Just tell him Mr. Lodge sent you. I'll be back in an hour."
In that little shop, an old man measured me and we put together a dozen different suits that cost more than my tuition. After that my driver, Al, took me to a couple more clothing stores.
I spent over $10,000 on shirts, pants, belts, ties, and shoes. It was hard to spend the money at first, feeling uncomfortable, but after the first thousand, it just started feeling fun.
I liked something, I bought it. Whether I needed something or not, I bought it. It felt like I was meant to do this.
As it started to get later, Al took me to the large Apple store on Fifth Avenue. There I got myself a new phone, and a couple laptops, 'cause why not.
"Are you ready for dinner?" Al asked as we put the bags in the trunk.
"What do you want?"
He begins driving and I receive a text. I take my phone out, it's from Hiram.
Hiram: I see you took the card out for a spin today.
Andy: Oh! Sorry! Was it too much?
Hiram: Not at all! I was expecting you to spend ten times that.
Hiram: When I get back I'll have to show you how shopping is really done.
Andy: Great. I did get you a little gift though.
Hiram: Really? What?
Andy: You'll just have to come back to see.
Hiram: I guess I will. I'm sure we'll see each other sooner than you expect.
Andy: I have to go. Al just brought me to dinner.
Al brings me to a restaurant that looks closed.
"Are you sure it's open?"
"Yeah. I reserved a special table for you."
"No problem. Text me when you're done."
"Thanks Al." I open the restaurant door and walk in.
The place is dimly lit and there is absolutely no one else in here. A man appears out of nowhere.
He guides me to the back of the restaurant and opens these double doors. Directly in front is a table and there sits Hiram, looking as great as ever.
"Hiram!" I nearly shout and walk into the room, the doors closing behind me. "What are you doing here?" He stands up and walks over to me.
"Had the night off and took a quick flight to say hello." We kiss then hug.
"That's fantastic. You're fantastic."
"I don't have long though." We sit down across from each other. "So if you want to talk, we should get started."
"You said you had stuff you wanted to talk about, so let's get started." He unbuttons his jacket. "Ask me anything."