It was a normal day that Monday afternoon. Adam and Darlene Howard were waiting in their living room to interview their new housemaid. Their previous maid Alicia had worked for them for 10 years and now was ready to go live with her daughter. Adam and Darlene hated to see Alicia leave, but they knew she wanted to help her daughter out.
Adam and Darlene owned a huge two-story home. It was an old house and the most beautiful house in that small town in south Texas. Most homes in the town were secluded and yet the neighbors still knew each other quite well.
Adam looked out the window looking at the calm sky and peaceful environment. One thing that caught his eyes was a mysterious black bird flying around their garden. It was no ordinary bird. He couldn't tell what type of bird it was but something about that bird definitely caught his attention. He got distracted and lost sight of the bird as he heard footsteps. He saw a tall, thin and beautiful young lady coming up to the front porch. The Howard's rushed to the door. The young lady was something else. She had long dark raven hair past her shoulders and the most beautiful baby blue eyes imaginable. Before she could even knock on the door Adam had rushed out to meet the young beauty.
He felt his heart race as she looked at him. She smiled sweetly at him. "Excuse me, is this the Howard residence?" She asked in somewhat a Spanish accent.
Adam felt almost speechless. "Y-yes it is. Are you here for the housemaid interview?"
She nodded tossing her hair back. Adam still couldn't take his eyes off her. He loved his wife more than anything in the world, but this girl had some strange effect on him. "Well please come in... uh... what is your name?"
She laughed softly. "My name is Andrea."
"Well Andrea, please come in."
She stepped into the huge house looking around and seeing Darlene. Darlene was a tall and slim woman in her mid 40's. She had shoulder length red hair and piercing green eyes. Andrea had to admit that she and Adam made a really attractive couple. She sensed they'd been married a long time and still lusted after one another.
"Honey, this is Andrea. She's here for the interview," Adam said to his wife.
Darlene got a feeling that this girl would be the one to take over as housemaid. She seemed very down to earth and although she was quite attractive, Darlene felt no jealousy towards her and she somehow knew they'd be no chance of her trying to come on to Adam.
"Hello Andrea. I'm Darlene Howard and of course you've met my husband Adam. Please have a seat." Darlene pointed to the brown leather couch. "So care to tell us a little about yourself?"
Andrea sat down quietly adjusting herself on the couch making sure her knee length brown skirt would not ride up. "Well let's see, I'm 23 years old. I was originally born in Mexico City but have lived in the states since I was ten years old. My parents both passed away in a car accident when I was 17 and well I've been working ever since. I never really got a college education but that's why I want to work hard, so I can get a chance to go to college."
Darlene and Adam listened to her softly spoken words. She was going to get the job that was for sure. She looked them both straight in the eyes and spoke sincerely. She went on to tell them about her previous jobs and even had brought several references.
Darlene got up quickly extending her hand. "Well Andrea, congratulations. You got the job sweetie."
Andrea's eyes lit up and she shook Darlene's hand and Adams hand. It was time to change her ways and this time she was going to stay away from doing any harm.
Andrea worked hard always having meals prepared on time for her boss' and the house never looked more clean. She always went out and cut fresh flowers that decorated the table nicely during dinnertime. The Howard's never really talked much about their own lives, but Andrea noticed they had pictures all over their house of a very young handsome man. She'd often thought to ask them who he was but was afraid of being too nosy.
It was late one May afternoon and the Howard's were at work and Andrea was busy dusting in the living room. She heard a hard knock on the door and then the doorbell chimed loudly. As she got closer to the door she saw that same young man that was in the photographs. She gulped and opened the door. He stood there with his green eyes piercing at her. He was tall and muscular. His hair was brown with a small hint of red just like his mother's. Andrea was speechless never having seen such a gorgeous creature.
"Uh yes? May I-I help you?" Andrea stammered.
The young man looked confused. "Yes, I'm Darren Howard. Who are you?"
She felt her face go red. " I-I'm Andrea, the new housemaid."
Darren shook his head. "Oh well I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be rude or sound rude. I just thought maybe you were a burglar or something."
Andrea laughed. "Oh no nothing like that. Please sir, come in." She stepped back letting him inside. He walked in holding just one huge suitcase.
"Do you want me to take your suitcase up to your room?" Andrea asked politely.
"No thank you. Actually it's kind of heavy and besides it's nothing but dirty clothes. I always come home from college for the summer."
"Well sir leave your suitcase here and I'll wash these clothes for you."
Darren smiled sweetly at the young girl. She was quite beautiful. "Thank you very much Andrea. Look I'm really tired from my trip so I'm going to go lay down for a while. Just be sure to let my parent's know I'm here. I'm sure they'll know anyway once they see my car outside."
Andrea nodded. "Yes sir. Are you hungry? Can I get you something to eat or drink?"
"No thank you. I'm just going to go get some rest. Oh and please don't call me sir, makes me feel old. Just call me Darren."
With that, he took off running upstairs leaving Andrea almost drooling. Stop it Andrea. Just stop it. Behave yourself, She reminded herself.
The next few weeks came and went quite quickly. Andrea grew fonder of Darren little by little. They'd spend a lot of time together since the Howard's worked during the day and Darren was stuck at home relaxing or sometimes going out with his friends. Most of the time he'd keep her company while she cleaned and entertain her with his crazy college stories. He really didn't say much about himself but Andrea had learned he did have a steady girlfriend named Kara. He'd been with her for almost three years and supposedly she was going to be the girl he'd marry.
Andrea knew that with Darren having a steady girlfriend, her chances of misbehaving were less. She was fighting hard not to fall in love with this sweet gentleman but it was almost impossible. She'd never met such an intelligent, caring and honest man in her life. He was only a year older and yet he seemed so wise.
"Kara is coming to stay with me for a week," Darren suddenly said one afternoon as he and Andrea chatted in the kitchen.
"Oh is that so? When does she arrive?" Andrea asked pretending not to care.
"She'll arrive the day after tomorrow. I can't wait to see her Andrea. She's so beautiful and I love her more than anything in the world."
Andrea felt a strong jealousy. "I'm sure she's good for you Darren. I only hope to find someone like you in the future."
Darren scoffed, "Yeah right, you mean to tell me that you haven't had all these guys line up for you?"
Andrea blushed. "No, I think I scare guys away actually."
"How is that possible? I mean you are a gorgeous woman Andrea. Any guy would be stupid to turn you down."
Then why don't you leave your girlfriend and runaway with me? Andrea felt like screaming out loud.
"Thanks Darren. You're too sweet to me."
They continued talking about other things and Andrea still couldn't get the fact that Kara was coming to visit Darren. She knew she'd have to put up with their possible love making during the day. It was only past two o'clock that afternoon, and Darren was in the living room watching some television. Andrea brought him some fruit salad to enjoy while relaxing.
"Andrea, that's really nice of you but you didn't have to make me fruit salad. I mean you've been so kind to me all this time I've been here."
Andrea sat next to him looking deep into his eyes. "I'm kind to you because I'm in love with you."
For a moment the room was silent and Darren was just hypnotized by this girls beautiful face and eyes. Andrea stared hard at him and she felt her powers taking over. This is what she did not want, but it was too late. She was deeply in love with Darren and now she was going to have him whether he liked it or not.
"Andrea, you l-love me?" Darren asked nervously.
"Yes I do Darren. I'm jealous that you have Kara coming over. I want you to myself."
Darren felt his eyes heavy and he couldn't take his eyes off Andrea's. He swears she saw small swirls in her eyes hypnotizing him and making him numb. He couldn't move and he was just entranced by Andrea.
"Andrea, what are you doing to me? What's happening to me?" Darren asked feeling frightened yet somewhat excited.
"I'm going to love to you Darren. I'm going to love you better than any woman ever will," She responded boldly.
.... There is more of this story ...