Play My Heart

Play my heart episode 16 – 18

(💙When two players fall in love💞)

🥀Episode 16🥀


Andre’s surprise picnic was relatively the best thing that had happened to me in a very very long time. The fact that he claimed it wasn’t for the bet made it even better and kinda warmed my heart in a way.

Only the guys I played ever did things like this for me in an attempt to get into my pants and usually I told them point blank that I hated surprises but right now, as I sat down with Andre, I couldn’t help but actually feel special for once.

After having the delicious lunch which Andre had spread out, we spent a while talking about literally everything we could talk about. Needless to say, I was having a really great time and it only got better.

“Would you mind coming with me?” Andre said all of a sudden standing up from the blanket.


“Just come.” He replied stretching his hand towards me.

I nodded and placed my hands in his. He pulled me up as if I weighed nothing and led me away from the picnic site. We walked a little and came to the site of a beautiful waterfall.

“Whoa Andre, it’s…” I was about saying when he placed his finger on my lips and urged me to be quiet.

Normally I’d be offended but nothing about today had been normal so why start now?

I kept quieter and as I listened closer, I could hear low whistling sounds coming from the direction of the waterfall. Andre removed his finger from my lips and we quietly sat down while still listening to the low whistling coming from the waterfall which sounded like it was being played by angels.

I couldn’t stop a smile from playing on my lips as I stared at Andre. He noticed I was staring and gave me a look that spelt “What?”

I smiled again and nodded negatively towards him before looking back at the waterfall and for some weird reason, I found myself having the weird urge to rest my head on his shoulder. I tried fighting it but eventually gave in and placed my head on his shoulder…. It felt like home…like I was home.



I felt a stir in my body as Cleo slowly placed her head on my shoulders. I could feel her body tense up before she finally relaxed into me. I couldn’t stop myself from leaning into her as well.

Truth be told, I have no idea why I decided to organize this picnic for Cleo. It’s just when she flared up at me, I could sense that something was wrong somewhere and so I decided to do this to surprise her and help her relax…and it was working.

Surprisingly, when I told her to forget about the bet just for today, I actually meant it. It felt good just hanging with her without thoughts of the bet looming over our heads and it felt even better with her head resting on my shoulder, our bodies side by side….

It would be so easy to turn and fuse our lips together… In fact, maybe I should. After all, the bet was off for today so it might as well be my only chance to kiss her without any repercussion….

And so, I decided to do it. Kiss Cleona just this once and find out just how she tasted right here 👄💏.

Bracing myself for whatever might be the outcome, I slowly turned to my side hoping she’d lift her head and I’d use the opportunity to steal a kiss. When she didn’t, I took a deep breath and slowly tilted her head upwards with my finger when I suddenly realized that she was asleep.

“Dammit!” I muttered disappointedly as I lifted her in my arms.

She moaned softly and shifted in my arms before placing her arms around my neck and resting her head comfortably against my chest.

Her being like this in my arms made it very hard to breathe or even move but I was able to push myself to do so. I made my way to the car and reluctantly placed Cleo in the passenger’s seat at the back of the car before getting into the driver’s seat and driving off.

Before long, I was home and after parking the car I’d used, I made my way out of the car and opened the passenger’s door. I carefully carried her out of the car and made my way into the house with her in my arms.

I took my time walking up the stairs to her room and even found myself unwilling to let go of her when I finally got to her room…at least, not without tasting her lips first.

Brushing the thought aside, I slowly dropped Cleo’s limp body on the bed and tried to leave but I found that hard to do as Cleo was gripping my shirt with all of her might. When I tried pulling away, she responded by pulling me even closer towards her and going as far as pursing her lips even in her sleep. I forced myself to look away from her face and slowly freed myself from her grip on me.

I made my way out of the bed and was on my way out of the room when I suddenly turned around, walked over to Cleo and kissed her… It wasn’t so much of a kiss but still it was just enough to sate my hunger for her and fuel it at the same time. It took every bone in my body not to break away from her and instead deepen the kiss.

Instead I found myself making my way out of her room and to my room, my body tingling all over… What is going on with me?
Read – Gentle Tiger episode 19

(💙When two players fall in love💞)

🥀Episode 17🥀


I woke up feeling warm and tingly all over plus my lips also had this warm buzzing feeling even as I touched them and I couldn’t figure out why.

While trying to figure out what could have happened, I suddenly heard a knock on the door and I watched as Andre walked in, a breakfast tray in hand.

“Good morning Cleo. How was your rest?”

“Okay I guess. I can’t believe I slept till morning.”

“I guess you were just exhausted.”

“I guess. Thanks for yesterday though.”

“Nah. No worries. Ready for breakfast?” He said placing the tray on my lap.

“Whoa! You really went all out on this, didn’t you?”

“You bet.”

“Well it smells delicious.” I replied taking a whiff of the food on my lap.

“I didn’t know your favorite so I went out on a limb here and made you chocolate pancakes.”

“Well you were correct. I absolutely love everything chocolate.”

“Really? I guess it’s nice that I added this cup of hot chocolate and made you a chocolate cake as dessert.”

“Whoa! This all sounds and smells sooo delicious.”

“Of course it is. I told you I’m an amazing cook didn’t I?”

“You didn’t, didn’t you? Well I haven’t tasted it yet so don’t get your hopes up yet.” I replied with an arched eyebrow as I poured the chocolate syrup he’d made all over the pancakes and taking a huge bite once I was done.

“Mmm mmm. This is pretty good…. Okay it’s delicious!”

“See! I told you I was a good cook.”

“I agree… I just…”

“Just what?… What is it Cleo?”

“I just don’t want you to think we’re something more.”

“Why are you saying that?”

“It’s just..breakfast, the picnic yesterday…”

“Are you saying I can’t make dinner for you?”

“Not that… It’s just.. I just…”

“Look Cleo”, he started, placing my hand in his, “I just made breakfast for you..and us having a bet doesn’t mean we have to be enemies or anything of the sort does it?”

“I know. I’m just over thinking things, I guess.”

“Friends then?”

I smiled. “Friends.” I replied affirmatively.

He smiled and left the room. Once he left, I closed my eyes and sighed as I leaned back.

He says we should stay friends and as much as I like the idea of us being friends (maybe more), can we sustain the friendship after the bet is over? After all, who would want to be friends with someone after the person broke their heart and took half their fortune along with them?



“Andre! Andre!! Andre!!!” I heard all of a sudden jolting me back to reality.

“I’m okay. I’m okay.” I answered shaking my head to clear my thoughts.

“Okay? Anyways I was asking what you’d think if we did it this way.”

“Um it’s okay I guess.”

“You guess? Andre, are you okay? You’ve been out of it for a while now.”

“I’m fine Kieran. No need to be alarmed or anything.”

“Okay. If you say so… Now about the building, we’re thinking about hiring more workers. Should we do that?”

“That sounds alright. We should do that then.”

“Okay. Now I know something’s wrong. The Andre I know would never agree to hire more labour on a project without finding out if it was totally necessary… What’s wrong?”

“Nothing really. I just…” I stopped mid sentence as Cleo’s face came in view. She looked so…


“Oh! We were saying?”

“What are you… Oh! I get it now.” He said smirking.

“Get what?”

“It’s Cleo, isn’t it?… You’d think staying in the same house together and making love every damn time would tone down the love sickness a bit.”

“Love sickness? What are you talking…” I retorted but stopped when he fixed me with a weird stare.

“I mean…uh yeah I love Cleo. She loves me too. We’re both soo in love.”

“Okay? You’re acting a bit weird right now but I’ll just assume that it’s your “sickness”.”

“Yeah my “sickness”… So what do I do about it?”

“Well, for starters, take her out for lunch so you can properly feast your eyes on her. Quinn and I will handle things from here.”

“Okay. If you say so.” I replied already walking over to Cleo.

“Hey you. Hungry?”


“Great. I am as well. Can I take you out to lunch?”

“Yes of course.”

“Can I tag along?” Quinn said behind her but I was quick to glare at her.

“Actually… I mean, have a great lunch you guys.”

“Really? But…” Cleo was about saying but I was quick to stop her.

“No need Cleo. She doesn’t want to go. We don’t have to force her… Come on!” I said leading her out of the site and to my car.

We drove for a few minutes and soon arrived at a Chinese restaurant I’d heard about but had been yet to try out.

“Here are the menus sir. Just pick your choice and I’ll be back in a while.” The waiter said shortly after we took our seat.

We made our choices and before long, we’d been served. One bite of the meal and I already wanted more.

“Whoa! This is good.” I remarked to Cleo who nodded in response.

“I agree. We definitely have to come back here again.”

“Definitely.” She replied and returned her attention back to her meal.

“So uh…why did you become a player?” I asked all of a sudden.

She paused for a moment and I could see her hand tremble as she slowly raised her head to see me.

“I uh… I don’t really wanna talk about it.” She replied, her voice quivering.

The fact that she was about to cry over my question piqued my interest even more but I didn’t bother asking.

We stayed quiet and continued eating until Cleo suddenly got a call. She picked it only to end up exclaiming almost immediately.

Read – Gentle Tiger episode 17 – 18

(💙When two players fall in love💞)

🥀Episode 18🥀


📱 What!? You’re joking right?” I exclaimed into the phone.

📲 No. I’m not. Our plane just landed… What hotel are you staying in?… Kyla asked.

📱 Well I’m not actually staying in an hotel… I replied, sparing a glance at Andre who’s eyes were on me.

📲 Oh! That’s right. You’re staying with Mr. Sexy.

I rolled my eyes.

📱 You know why I’m staying with him plus his name is Andre!… I replied louder than I intended to.

📲 Hmm! Your tone when I talked about him suggests otherwise… Oh my gosh! Do you have feelings for Andre?

📱 Argh! Don’t you have a bus or a cab or something else to catch?

📲 Changing the topic, are we?… Well, we’ll talk when we meet up tomorrow. Ariadne, Cameron, Scott and I will be staying in Crystal Palace Hotel… Gotta go!

📱 Yeah bye.

📲 Bye. Send my regards to Andre “Mr. Sexy” Simmons.

I groaned and palmed myself.

📱 No comment… I replied cutting the call as her laughter boomed through the speaker.

I placed my phone on the table and looked back at Andre while faking a smile. Kyla was right though. He did look sexy…

“Everything alright?” He asked staring at me with those dark beautiful eyes of his.

“Yeah yeah. Everything is just great. Some friends of mine are just coming to town for a visit.”

“That sounds nice. Sorry about my question by the way.”

“Oh that! It’s no problem..really.”

“Well I am sorry either way. I just have this uncanny habit of asking dumb private questions.”

“No need to beat yourself up Dre. I already said it’s okay.”

He smiled. “You’re really special Cleona Reynolds. So special.”

“I already said flattery doesn’t work, didn’t I?”

“And I said it’s not flattery if it’s true, which it is.”

I rolled my eyes despite how his words touched me.

“Whatever you say Andre!… Are you done? I’m just about full.”

His expression fell for a second but he quickly replaced it and said “I’m done here as well. Let’s go.”

He dropped the bill and led me out of the restaurant towards his car.


“Cleo!” Kyla squealed as she rushed towards me and pulled me into a tight hug that left me breathless and unable to breathe.

“C-an’t br-ea-th-e!” I managed to utter when the hug lingered.

“Oh! Sorry!” She replied pulling away. “I just really missed you!” She squealed again trying to pull me into an another hug.

“No you don’t!” I shot out moving away from her.

She grinned toothily with a roll of her eyes and made way for Ariadne, my more normal friend to hug me. The hug was warm and not a death trap.

“I’ve missed you Cleo.” She said once we pulled away.

“And I, you.” I replied smiling. “Now that’s how NORMAL people hug.” I said to Kyla who was standing close.

“Yeah right.” She replied with another roll of her eyes.

“I’m just saying…you’re not normal.” I said again as we made our way to the table they’d been sitting on.

“Whatever you guys!… So Cleo, tell us!” Ariadne said once we were seated.

“Tell “us” what?” I asked, waving at waiter over.

“About you and Andre, dummy. How is it going with the bet, the pretend engagement… You know, those things… ” Kyla answered.

“Well, everything’s going fine. Everything’s good.” I answered as a waiter appeared.

We placed out others and waited till he was gone before resuming our talk.

“What do you mean “everything’s going fine”? We want details. Sweet delicious romantic little details…” Kyla said licking her lips.

“I second that motion.” Ariadne said raising her hand.

I rolled my eyes. “You do, don’t you?”


“Well…” I started as I began to launch into the tale of all that happened in the past few days, leaving only a few details out, enough so that Kyla and Ariadne had no idea what the mention of Andre did to me. The only part I didn’t leave out however was the picnic he’d organised for me. It was too special to leave out.

“So…tell me Cleo, do you love Andre?”

“Definitely not!” I snorted in reply.

“Do you have feelings for him?” Kyla asked again.


“Sounds to me like you do.” She said popping a French fry into her mouth.

“No! I don’t!” I replied vehemently.

“Are you quite sure?” She asked again.

“Of course I’m sure. How on earth could I love a guy like Andre?”

“Why not? What’s there not to love about him? He’s handsome, sexy, definitely good in bed…” She said winking.

“A man whore, a player, a scaredy cat… The list goes on and to top it off, there’s a bet between us. If I fall for him, I would be losing that bet and as my friend, you should be praying that it doesn’t happen instead of trying to play matchmaker.” I said pointedly.

She shrugged.

“Now how did it happen? You and Cameron, that is?” I said to Ariadne who immediately turned red once she heard Cameron.

“Well after that night at the club, we’ve been hanging out and seeing each other. It’s just that.”

“Oh really! If you say so.” I said with a smirk. “You love him right?”

“I do. So much.” She said dreamily.

I smiled as a thought filtered into my mind.

“Will I ever find love?”



It took every bone of restraint I had in me to keep from heading out my car and slamming Cleo’s head against the table in front of her until she stopped moving as I sat in my car watching her chat away with two other ladies.

I can’t believe Andre is actually planning on marrying her. After waiting for so long for him to finally come back to his senses and claim me again, Little Miss. Pretty Face thinks she can just waltz in and steal him from me!?


Andre belongs to me and I’m going to have him no matter what. The only question now is ; HOW?

How do I get Little Miss. Perfect out of the picture and win Andre back?

I was still pondering on this question when an idea suddenly struck.

I smirked to myself as I picked up my phone and dialled her number.

It rang for a few seconds before it was picked.

📱 Hey Bitch!…. I said once she picked up……………
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