Love For The Ladies: Chapter 87 – Hot For Teacher

 My Saturday started pretty early. I had to go visit Mariah’s teacher at the school for a progress report. For some odd reason, her teacher wanted to see me in person instead of sending Mariah home with a paper telling me how she’s been doing.

This would be the first for me cause L2 always dealt with this type of stuff. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I know Mariah has always been a good student but her teacher wanting to see me, worries me some. What do I do if she’s been failing class suddenly? I never punished my kids before, so I have no idea of what to do.



As I finished getting ready, Mariah came running in with excitement. She knows that I’m about to go meet her teacher, I figure she would avoid me if she has been doing bad. She seemed more than eager for me to meet her teacher.

“I like that you’re wearing green. My teacher likes that color. And please don’t wear that smelly stuff. My teacher doesn’t like it.”

“Umm..okay but why should I be impressing your teacher? I’m just going in about your progress report.”

“Ms. Rocha is very pretty. Maybe she can be your girlfriend?”

“Oh I see now, I’m not going there looking for a date. I don’t recall there being any hot teachers. Nice try, kid.”

“But Morde-dad, she IS very pretty and young!”

“Your teacher is young?”


“I figure she was some old hag like mine was. Well I gotta go, I don’t wanna be late. She might give me a detention ha ha ha.”




 I made my way over to Indigo Sky Elementary. I wasn’t sure which room what I suppose to meet Mariah’s teach in. I left the paper saying where at home. Then I remember Mariah saying her name was Ms. Rocha. I guess it would be the room with her name on it. After parking my car, I checked my hair and breath. I caught myself and thinking “what am I doing?”. It’s not like I needed to impress this teacher but then I thought, what if Mariah was telling the truth? What if this lady is pretty? I dusted off my shirt, picked at my teeth then headed into the school, hoping to not run into a disaster. 




 I met with Ms. Rocha, she was stunning with vibrant eyes. We quickly greeted each other before having a seat to chat about Mariah’s progress in school. I couldn’t stop staring into her eyes as she spoke to me. She gave me her first name, Haven. It’s perfect for her, I feel a sense of security about her. I can see why Mariah is crazy about her.

“Mister Montigo? Hello? Are you alright?”

“Oh yeah, I’m sorry. Just admiring your stunning eyes.”

“Oh thanks. Um.. well… I wanted to speak to you about Mariah. Sorry about bringing you in on a Saturday morning.”

“Is she doing bad or something?”

“Oh no! She doing the opposite of that. She’s doing fairly well in school, too well to be frank.”

“So? Is that issue? I’m a bit confused.”

“Mariah’s state test scores came in and they are extremely high. Mariah especially excels in reading, math and art. She has taken in a huge interest in art.”  



 “So she’s doing well? I thought she was doing bad cause you wanted to meet me. Why couldn’t you say she was doing great on the paper?”

“Because I wanted to talked you sending Mariah to a higher learning school. She’s just too smart for this school, staying here would be holding her back from what she is capable. We do have advance classes here but she’s too advance for those.”

“Well wow.. This other school, is it here in town?”

“Yes, actually. Preston is across town, near the early learning school. There is a tuition fee of course but it’s all worth it for your child’s sake. The school teaches first grade to 12th. Mariah can spend her whole school career there. I also want to recommend some other after school art classes that would be great for Mariah.”

“Oh Preston, my niece almost went there but she talked in my bro to sending her to Sliver Shore.”

“Oh yes, the science and technology school is nice. However Preston has a great art program unlike Sliver Shore. Sliver Shore only teaches 9th through 12th grade.”

“I know Mariah doesn’t wanna leave this school. She loves this place, not sure if she wanna attend Preston. I think she had enough life changes already.”



 “Yes, I know about your father’s accident. Mariah was quite upset for a while. I know about the move across town too. Given those sudden changes, I say she manage well in bouncing back. Mariah will get far in life if she attends a better school that can nurture her needs. If you do want her to stay here, she can be advanced up a grade or 2 next school year. We can move her into the advance classes for the remainder of the semester.” 



 “That’s sounds cool. I can talk to my daughter about attending Preston next year but I’m pretty sure she wants to stay here. She’ll probably want to skip a grade just so she could stay here and I will be sending my other daughter here next year. She likes being around her little sister.”




 “Well it was nice meeting you, Mr. Montigo. I really hope you’ll send Mariah to Preston next school year. She’ll have a wonderful school career there.”




 “Thanks but you can call me Mordecai, Mr. Montigo is so formal.”

“Oh I’m sorry, Mordecai. It’s kind of my job to do so.”

“So Haven, you got any plans for the afternoon?”

“I got one more parent to speak with and then I’m free. Why do you ask?”

“Maybe you would like to join for me for a coffee?”



 I wasn’t sure if it was smart to ask Mariah’s teacher out but I couldn’t help myself. She’s beautiful, has a nice body, sweet, warm and got that motherly likeness to her. She might shoot me down for being one of her students’ parent but it couldn’t hurt to at least give it a try. It’s not she’ll be Mariah’s teacher next year anyway.



 “Thanks for the offer but I don’t it’s proper to do that since you are one of my students’ parent. It’s actually school policy to not fraternize with students’ parents.”

“Well you won’t be Mariah’s teacher next year and the school year will be over in a couple of months. Besides, it’s just a friendly outing. You can tell me about these after school art programs.”

“Well I see no harm in speaking with you about academics programs for your child. What makes you think that I’m single?”

“Mariah mention about you bringing cupcakes that your roommate made. I figure you weren’t married at least given you had a roommate.”

“I could had a boyfriend…”

“Yeah but something tells me that you don’t. I see how you look at me. So coffee at The Perc at 1, sound okay?”

“Sure, that sounds fine to me.” 




 When I returned home, I was greeted by Mariah with open arms. I wasn’t sure why but it was nice coming home to that.

“Daddy! You’re home!”

“Hey there, smarty pants.”




 “So how did it go?”

“You’re doing great in school, kid. You called me “daddy”, you want something?”

“Nope! I talked to great-great grandmama cause she called. She said it’s not proper to call you Morde-dad. I don’t wanna be improper. Great-great grandmama also called you shouldn’t leave us home alone cause it’s irresponsible.”

“Ohhhh…she did, huh? I wonder why she called.”

“I don’t know but can we go to daddy’s house. Aries is gonna visit daddy today and we wanna go see him too.”

“Yeah, call Aries to come pick you girls up. I’m gonna be leaving close to 1 anyway.”

“Where are you going?”

“To meet a friend.” 

“Cool! I’m gonna go Aries now.”




 It wasn’t long before Aries came over to get my daughters. He must have already been on this side of town already cause he got there quick. That gave me a little extra time for myself before meeting Haven in a couple of hours.




I was in for a surprise when I heard a knock at my door. I wasn’t expecting anyone and I was hoping that the crazy girl didn’t return back. I had no idea of who it could be.




 “I hope this isn’t a bad time, Morde. But I kinda need you now.”

“What’s up?”

“Marcus and I were planning on visiting Bridgeport this weekend, ya know?”

“Yeah, I thought you guys were leaving today.”

“We were but his daughter got ill at the last second. Marcus is okay with me taking a friend to Bridgeport since it was supposed to be a shopping trip. I know you weren’t expecting to keep Kiara until tomorrow but can you keep her a day early?”

“Piper, I gotta go to work at 3. My brothers have plans for the day, plus one of them already took Mariah and Kimora to visit my dad. I can’t get a sitter. I thought your parents were watching her until tomorrow?”



 “That’s the thing, Morde. My parents left for Storybrook for the weekend. It was wolf business. Sometimes those things are last minute.”

“What about Clar? Can’t she watch her for today?”

“Well Clar is coming with me.”

“Look, I won’t be able to find someone for her, plus I can’t take off. Maybe you should stay in town.”

“Morde, I really need this trip. It’s been a stressful week and I was looking forwarded for this trip. I could use the break.”

“I bet but I can’t afford to take a day off from work. I already used most of my sick leave when Mariah had the flu. I can keep her until I gotta go for work, at least you would have a little break.”

“Morde, please! I need these… Kiara has been cranky, I haven’t had any sleep… I need this weekend. You have no idea how hard it is.”

“I would if you would stand up to your parents and let me be more in Kiara’s life. Things would be easier if you let me keep her more than once every 2 weeks. I want to be more than a part time father to her. I’m doing well with my daughters, I can look after Kiara just as well. My girls wanna see their little sister.”

“I just can’t… Please if you take her, I will make sure you have more say in Kiara’s life.”

“Okay, fine. I’ll figure something out.”




 I have no idea what I’m gonna do but Piper looked like she could use a break. I decided to keep Kiara a day earlier than expected. I didn’t wanna cancel my coffee date with Haven, Kiara could join us. I’m sure she wouldn’t mind an infant joining us, not like it’s a real date.

“How’s my baby girl? Guess what we get to do today? We get to hang out with a sexy teacher today. You think she’ll like me, Kiki? Course she would. No lady can’t resist your sexy daddy.” 




 It was close to 1 and I figure I should head to The Perc since it was across town from me. Having to pack Kiara along would slow me down. I had to make sure I had enough diapers, toys and bottles packed. It’s been a while since I last set up a car set in my car. After all of that I was able to get there before Haven.



 “I hope you don’t mind my youngest joining us. It was a last minute kind of thing.”

“This must be Kiara. Mariah talked so much about her in class. She’s wolf-genie?”

“Yeah, her mom is lycan. The genie thing must come from my dad. Too bad I didn’t get it. It would be nice to be a full genie.”

“Full genie? So what you’re a half or something?”

“Actually I don’t know. I’m trying to figure things, I guess that’s probably why my great grandmama called me today when I was out. All I know is that I’m something. I was still able to pass on some genie genes to 2 of my kids.”

“That must be nice. My father is a vampire not the real kind but the human hybrid type.”

“Really? That’s cool. My dad said that mom was purple and probably an angry alien or something. I don’t know much about my mom. She left when I was 3. Enough about me, how about you? Are you originally from here?”




 “No, I was born in Lansing Falls but grew up in Sundale since my dad lived in Starlight bay. My dad wanted us to be close to him. He’s a singer. You might have heard of him, Flex aka Quincy Ortega?”

“Whoa! You’re Flex’s daughter?!”

“Yeah, one of many… I come from a big family.”

“I heard ya, me too. My dad had 25 kids that he knows about. There’s probably more out there ha ha ha.”

“Oh wow and I thought my dad had a lot. It must been crazy growing with 24 siblings huh?”

“I grew up with 18 of them kinda. My youngest sibling is almost 5 months old.”

“Whoa, he’s still having children? I figure after a while one would quit. I think my mom finally did.”

“I got a new sister on the way, there’s some vampire chick who say she’s carrying my dad’s kid. Kiara will have aunts and uncles close to her age. So do you have any kids yourself?”

“No not yet but I would like to someday, with the right man. I don’t wanna be like my parents. My mom wanted my dad to settle with her but his career was more important. He did make time for us to see him in Star city. He had a huge mansion, there was lots to do there. My mom and one of sisters and I decided to move here 5 years ago. I did love the warmer climate and the ocean but it was time for a change in scenery. I wasn’t ready to return back to Lansing Falls like a couple of my brothers did. A few of us remained in the Star city area.”

“I’m from Star city myself, it was nice and all but I was ready for a new town. I came here with my dad and some of my brothers last fall. I like this town but I think I wanna go back west. Northern west though, the city of Aurora interests me.”




 “Really? Me too. I was thinking about relocating there in a few years. My sister Sansa doesn’t want me to cause she likes here in EC. There would be more opportunities for me in Aurora than it is here. The teaching gig is nice but I want to do something else. Aurora gives me options.”

“I wanna go to Aurora, open my own gym there. There’s starting to turn into a health nut city and a nice gym is what that place needs. What did you wanted to do there?”

“I was thinking of running a spa or a coffee shop. Lots of hipsters there ya ha ha ha. A spa would be nice for hard working housewives and models to pamper themselves at. Aurora has a lot going on there now.”

“Yeah it does. Maybe someday I’ll get the courage to uproot. I just don’t wanna leave my youngest behind. It’s not like I could have joint custody because her grandparents run my child’s life and decide what’s good for her. I have no say and her mother won’t step up. It’s stressful.”

“I don’t want to get into your business but why not fight for full custody? I overheard Mariah chatting of what’s been going on among her friends. She said you’re sad cause you don’t get to be Kiara’s dad and how Kiara’s grandparents were baby hogs. You have rights and if they won’t let you have your rights then take to court. It’s just my opinion and all.”

“I thought about it but the Labbores have more money than me. They got that whole enterprise going on there.”

“I wouldn’t let a thing like that stop me if I were you but then again, It’s just my opinion.  If not full custody then go for court ordered visitation rights at least.”

“Yeah you’re right. I’ll look into it.”

“Uh oh, sounds like someone is fussy. You mind if I handle her? I miss attending to babies.”




 I quickly made a bottle and handed it over to Haven. She was a natural at handling Kiara. I was right about the motherly nature about her. After chatting with her, I really want to get to know her more. Normally I’m just looking for a lady to hook up with but with Haven, it’s different. I think I could see myself with her. Having something real for once in my life. I see we got some things in common but I think there’s more. I just gotta find out what.



 “You like playing ping pong?”

“Like? I love it playing it along with football, soccer, basketball and baseball. I love playing sports and sports related. I gotta stay fit. I do a lot of yoga.”

“Really? I love playing those same sports too. Mariah and I play basketball at the gym every Sunday afternoon. Maybe you could join us tomorrow? Mariah would love it.”

“It wouldn’t be strange for her?”

“Honestly, she’s crazy about you. You’re her favorite teacher and she wanted me to meet you.”

“I didn’t think I made much of an impression on my students. I guess it’s nice to know. However I can’t tomorrow, I’m going on a shopping trip to Storybrook with my mom and sister. There’s a sale that’s worth a 30 minute drive.”

“Oh it’s cool, maybe next time then.”




We chat as we played, it was nice getting to know her and all. I think I was making an impression on her. We were suppose to be talking about school things for Mariah.  It wasn’t really my intention really, I just wanted her to see that I was worth giving a try. That school policy is silly and the school year was almost over anyway.

“Who ever loses gotta take the winner on a real date.”

“You know I can’t do that..”

“Oh afraid that you’re gonna lose?”

“Lose? Ha! I’m the queen of this game.”

“Okay then bring it, princess.”

“Oh you’re so gonna get it!”




 “Ha! Queen of this game huh? Looks like someone gotta take me out on a real date.”

“You cheated.”

“I won fair and square. I was thinking that you take me out for a spaghetti dinner.”

“Oh you think so?”

“A bet is a bet. You can’t back out of it.”

“Luckily for you, I honor my bets.”

“So you’ll take me out?”

“Sure, why not. Let’s hope that I don’t get fired over this.”

“Trust me lady, it’s gonna be fine.”





 “But seriously, Haven… Lemme take you out on a real date. No babies or children tagging along. We can go dancing and have a few drinks. Or go catch a movie and have dinner at this nice Italian place.  Your pick of what you wanna do.”

“I don’t know about that, Mordecai. It would be nice to go out on a date but rules are rules.”

“The school year is almost over with. You might find another guy within that time and that guy won’t be as hot as I am.”

“You think so?”

“I know so.. So what do your say to that? Can I take you out this coming Wednesday night? It’s my only night off before Sunday.”




 “That’s a school night, I gotta grade papers and such.”

“Something tells me that’s just an excuse to get out of going out on a date with me.”

“I’m just not sure about this.”

“Just one date is all I wanting.”

“Sure, Wednesday night is fine.”

“I promise that I won’t keep your out too late.”



 “I should probably head out. I gotta figure who’s gonna watch my daughter. Her mom dropped her off at the last minute knowing that I gotta go to work. She just had to go on some shopping trip after her boyfriend cancelled it. His kid got sick and apparently told her to go take a friend instead. I find her story a bit odd but whatever.”

“So you have no one who could take her?”

“My brothers are busy today, my teenage niece have computer classes today and the brother who took my older daughters will be visiting my dad all day. So yeah, I got no one….unless you wanna do it.”

“You just met me and you don’t mind if I look after your infant?”

“I trust you. You keep Mariah for 8 hours a day, 5 times a week. She comes back alive so why not?”

“Cause it’s my job and I’m her teacher ha ha ha.”

“It was silly for me to ask…”

“I can keep her if you really trust me. Let’s exchange numbers and I can text you my address.”

“You’ll watch Kiara? Thanks!”




 I know Piper would flip if I let a woman whom I just met to watch our daughter. But she is Mariah’s teach and I’m out of options. I trust Haven and got a strong feeling that she’s gonna be important in my life later on. I know that I left Kiara in safe arms, no pun intended.




 “Where did you get that baby from? I want one too. A baby will love me forever.”




 “I didn’t find this baby. I’m baby sitting for a friend. People don’t just leave babies around.”

“Yes they do. There’s dumpster babies around prom time. I’m gonna go check the dumpster. I might find a baby to love.”

“Yeah, you go do that Sansa.”




 I went to work to find that Marcus has clocked in. I guess he decided to show up since he cancelled his trip. I wish I thought about trading days with him if I knew he planned on coming in. I decided to chat with him.

“Sorry to hear about your trip. I know Pipes was looking forwarded for it.”

“Yeah, my kids come first. My son is looking after his sis, I figure I should come in any way. Extra money and all. My daughter is gonna need braces soon. I’m glad the trip was cancelled cause I really couldn’t worth to take Piper shopping. I do wanna give my lady nice things though.”

“It was cool that you let her go take a friend instead. She’s probably happy.”

“Whatcha talkin’ man? Piper didn’t still go to BP with a friend.”

“She said that you suggestive that she should go with her friend Clar.”

“Nah, man.  She told me that she was gonna chill with one of her girls for the weekend. They gonna go partied it up.”

“So she drops off Kiki so she can have fun when she know I gotta work today?!”

“Aye… Piper needs a little break. She got the baby all the time and she works. Cut her some slack, she needs the downtime. It would be nice if you stepped in ya know.”

“If you only knew the whole story….”




 I was pissed when I found out that Piper decided to have fun when she knew I had to work. I was more pissed that she made it sound like I wasn’t being a father and making her do all the hard work. Marc is probably telling our coworkers that I’m shitty father towards Kiara when I’m anything but. I want to be there for her but the Labbores won’t let me.

I sent Piper a text telling her that the jig was up and I know she was still in town. She didn’t reply back of course. I finished my shift and left without saying thing to my coworkers. I just wasn’t happy with Piper. I looked up in the sky and saw that it was a full moon. Shit! I left a wolf baby with Haven and Kiara gets really cranky during full moons. I quickly made my way towards Haven and hoping she didn’t give her much issue.




 “I got here as soon as I could. I forgot it was a full moon, Kiki gets cranky around this time.”

“She was a doll, such a sweet and happy baby. She was no issue at all.”

“She cries a lot with her mom, sometimes with me.”

“When she got fussy, I sang to her. It made her calm and happy again.”

“Oh.. wow that’s cool. I’ll keep that in mind.”

“I guess you want your baby back now?”

“Yeah, thanks again for keeping her. How much you want?”

“Nothing. This one is on the house. You’re paying for our date next week.”

“Oh yeah. So how about we start around 6pm? Watch a movie and dinner?”

“Sure, I would like that.”

“Cool, sounds like a plan.”




 After picking up Kiara, I returned home. It was long after when Aries dropped off the girls full and sleepy. They had dinner at Boragio’s and Vega fixed a big meal. Since becoming pregnant, Vega has been quite the cook and making extra food. She was kind enough to send leftovers with the girls. We’ll be well fed for the next 2 days.

I got Kiara ready for bed. I sang to her as I lay her in her crib. She was calm and quiet as I sang. It wasn’t long before she drifted off to sleep. If Haven never told me her trick, I would have a cranky baby to deal with all night.

5 thoughts on “Love For The Ladies: Chapter 87 – Hot For Teacher

  1. Dammit Piper. Though honestly she does sound like she’s kind of stuck between him and her parents. :/ It just sucks that everyone thinks Morde is being a deadbeat when he’s actually stepped it up quite a bit and WANTS to be there for her. *sigh* I like the idea of he and Haven. 😀 It made me giggle remembering Vinna’s traits when you mentioned the sale worth driving to 😉

    • She wants Kiara to see Morde more but her parents say come before Morde’s. Damn the werewolf loyalty. Piper finds it easier to say Morde is a deadbeat than admit she’s afraid to step up to her parents. She’s caught in the middle with no where to go,

      Morde and Haven would make a cute couple. I found it funny had he married Sansa in Ada’s save LOL He likes the Rochas I guess.

      Yeah Vinna with her Frugal trait, gotta drive long ways for a sale LOL

    • Hehehe, poor girl is finding it difficult to call him dad since for the past 7 years, he had her call him Morde until now he wanna be called dad.

      They make a cute couple 😀

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