The Pastor's Heart - By Desiree Future

She would have called Robyn, but she was away with Desmond for the weekend. She couldn’t even call Kingston because he was at church. Wearing a blue and black skirt suit, she intended to fix the car in her three inch heels.

Just as she was about to lean into the car, her cell phone started ringing.

“Step away from that car right now.” Kingston demanded of Sinclair.

“What? How did you know?” A confused Sinclair asked as she backed away from the car as she was told. She looked around, trying to figure out how Kingston knew what she was doing.

“I just passed you on the highway and I know those attractive legs anywhere. I’m swinging back to get you; I’ll be right back.” Kingston replied as he headed for the next exit ramp to get off.

Just as the smoke started to disappear from Sinclair’s car Kingston pulled up.

“Are you all right?” Kingston asked Sinclair as he stepped out his black Lincoln Navigator. “I know you were not about to try and do anything to a smoking car? That’s dangerous.” Kingston asked looking into Sinclair’s gorgeous eyes as he folded his arms.

“Look, it wasn’t that bad,” Sinclair went on. “I’ve done it before.” She answered, as they waited for the remainder of the smoke to go away.

“You’ve done it before?” Kingston asked strangely. Sinclair had many traits about her that he did indeed like, but this stubborn do everything by herself thing definitely had to stop. “So now you are a mechanic too among the other hats you wear?”


“Yes, I have everything. I just went out and bought a new rod today. This time when I come and pick you up you better be …” He stopped mid-sentence when someone caught his attention while he was speaking on his phone.

“Let me call you right back.” He said and hung up the phone without waiting for the other person to even respond.

Kingston was so mesmerized by the sight before him that he just had to go say something. She stood in the grocery store staring at the top shelf trying to figure out how she would reach the bottle of ketchup. Normally she would climb to reach items on higher shelves, but because she was wearing a dress, she didn’t think climbing would be a good idea.

The last of the March snow season only dropped a few inches of snow, so the floors were not as slippery and the staff had done a great job keeping the floors dry. So that customers would cautious, signs were strategically placed throughout the store. The store shelves were fully stocked after the store had received a delivery. And ironically, the store was pretty busy for it to be early in the afternoon. Even though she wore a dress that stopped at her knees right where her boots began, she didn’t see a problem. She wore an olive green dress that matched her olive green and black wool coat. With nothing to grab and knock the item down she had no other choice but to climb. Just as she had placed her heeled foot on the bottom shelf to begin her climb, she heard a husky voice from behind her.

“I’ll get that for you,” the very tall man said.

“Oh thank you so much.” She replied, giving the statuesque man the once over while he reached for the ketchup for her.

“No problem at all, it was my pleasure.” The handsome man smiled at the caramel colored woman while he took in her beauty.

“I really wish these stores would keep in mind that not everyone is tall and can reach the higher shelves,” she complained, as she placed the ketchup in her grocery basket.

“Well, I will be sure to mention that to my father as soon as possible.” He said as a matter of fact and extended his hand. “I’m Kingston Carter; I own this grocery store with my family.”

Feeling really embarrassed she replied, “Nice to meet you Mr. Carter, I’m Sinclair Madison.” Sinclair said while shaking his hand. “I’m so sorry; I didn’t mean to come off rude or anything. “Sinclair added.

“No; you didn’t come off rude at all. Trust me, I’ve heard rude and that’s nowhere near it. And besides, we welcome any suggestions here. There might be something we have been missing and with customers' feedback like yours, we can address the issues and make your shopping experience better.” Kingston said as he took in every part of the gorgeous young lady standing before him.

The caramel colored