“Come on girl! We are going to be late if you don’t get up” pushing on my back hard.
My best friend Tammy and I live together in a upscale apartment and work at one of the top clubs in New York City called the Blue Meadow. We both have been here for about two years and make very good money as waitresses. She is bouncing on my bed trying to get me up due to we worked very late last night.
“Ugh!” groaning as I roll over “Fine, I am up now...what time is it?”
“Four in the afternoon. We have to be there at six remember?”
“Alright, let me get a quick shower and then I will see you downstairs” pushing her off me.
I get up and drag myself to the shower slowly. I am still very tired and sore due to last night was one of the biggest nights we have ever had in the club. Turning on the water and letting it get hot, I step in and moan as the water hits my body relaxing it. Slowly washing off, I finally get finished and step out wrapping a towel around me and putting my hair up in one too. Going to my walk in closet, I grab my black skirt and white button up shirt that is required for our work attire. We live in in an upscale apartment on the north end of New York City. We split the rent so it is easily affordable with all the tips and pay check we get every week from our work. Drying my hair, then putting on some makeup I walk downstairs about five.
“Finally” she is standing by the door tapping her foot “You know the traffic here is horrible and we need to leave now.”
“I know, we are leaving at the same time we do every day we work. Let me grab my keys and we will be ready to go.”
Grabbing my clutch, we walk out then head down the elevator to the parking garage that is attached to our complex. The doors open into a huge concrete garage where expensive cars line the walls, then we walk up to my silver BMW. It is about six years old, but it still runs good and is paid off thanks to this job. I hit the button on the key chain and unlock it, then getting in so we can drive through the horrible traffic for about forty-minutes. Finally, we get to the entrance of the parking garage that the club has for workers. Scanning my card, the gates lift and we pull into the area I usually park.
“Wow!” she says as we round the next corner “I wonder who is here and owns those fancy cars?”
There are a couple of Porsche’s and three Lamborghini’s sitting at the elevator where we normally park. I cut the next corner and find a vacant spot about ten feet away from my usual spot. We get out and I set the alarm on the car. Dropping my keys down into my clutch, we make our way up to the alleyway that is right at the entrance to the club. The doors ding open and we step out into the slowly darkening alley, that is when I see something out of the corner of my eye and turn to look. There is a very tall man standing against the brick wall, black slacks on, long trench coat and a black hat. He takes a long draw off his cigarette and blows it up into the quickly chilling air.
“Who is that?” she whispers as we start to walk again.
“I have no idea” looking back one last time and his half shadowed face is looking at me. Seeing his dark eyes lock onto me and I feel a blush come over me for no reason at all. I give him a half smile and then open the door to enter the club.
Alec walks up to us and then closes the door behind us “Hey ladies, you are looking good tonight as usual.” Alec is the head bartender and has been after Tammy for several months now and she is slowly coming around to where she might go out with him but is still not ready to commit to it.
“Thank you” she blushes hard and then we walk off to put our things in our lockers.
“When are you going to quit playing this game with him and just say yes to going to dinner?” scolding her a little.
“I just don’t know if I really want to. What if we go out and he does not like me at all or we don’t have any chemistry with each other?”
Putting my clutch in the locker “You will never know until you try girl. You may go out hitting it off really well, then start dating each other. He is a very attractive guy plus has the sweetest nature about him.”
Slamming her locker door, she whirls on me “Fine, when are you going to let Tony take you out?”
Tony is the head Bouncer here and has asked me out several times but I have turned him down making up excuses that I have something planned. “I may let him this up coming weekend. I have been thinking about it and may give it a shot.”
“If you say yes to him then I will say yes to Alec.”
“I will let him know tonight then. We are off on Sunday and I think he is too. I will go ask him now.”
She is hot on my heals as I walk back to the bar “Alec, have you seen Tony?”
“He is up at the main VIP area tonight guarding the entrance. The main boss is here tonight and requested him to be their guard.”
Tammy looks at him with a shock on her face “You mean Zane is here tonight?”
Zane Santone is the owner of the club, a ruthless Mafia Leader and has been known to kill someone just for looking at him wrong. I had hoped that I would never meet him but my luck just ran out tonight.
“Shay, they are yours tonight” Alec hands me a tray full of drinks.
“No, no, no! I can’t” shaking my head and scared to death.
“I can not help it girl, they asked for you in person. He did not know your name, but described you and said he wanted you to serve them their drinks.”
Looking at the tray that is loaded down with about twenty shots, I nod my head and take it.
“How did you know what they wanted?” hoisting the tray up on my hand.
“They always drink the same thing when they come here. I have them separated for you by their taste. These five over here that are clear goes to Zane, these here that are brown goes to Conner, and the ones with the lemons goes to Noah” he points as he tells me this.
I take the tray up to the room and Tony is standing there with the curtain shut. He smiles as I walk up.
“So, you have them tonight?” he says in a flirtatious tone.
“Yes, Alec told me to bring these up here to them” showing him the tray of drinks.
“I will let you in if you say Yes" he says in a purring voice that is deep and sexy as hell. I know what he wants, a date with me.
Before I can say anything a deep and sexy voice comes from behind the curtain “Tony, quit flirting with the help and let her in.”
He pulls the curtain open and I walk in. My mouth runs dry as I look at the three very handsome, built and well dressed men. There is one that looks somewhat familiar but I can not place him. Walking in, I ask” Who is Zane?” a man with eyes as black as coal looks up at me.
“That would be me love.” I set his drinks down in front of him.
“Which one of you is Conner?” a blonde hair man with ice blue eyes looks up and smiles at me.”
“Those will be mine, doll.” Setting them down in front of him, he is ripped out of his seat by the one named Zane.
“What did you call her?” his lips curl into a hard snarl.
“Sorry, man. I didn’t mean it like that” shoving him off quickly.
Setting down the last set of drinks in front of Noah, I turn to leave the room.
“Where are you going, My Queen?”
Turning around, I give him a nice smile. “My name is Shay and I have to return to work. There are other people who need me to serve them.”
“No, you are to stay here with us for the night. Alec has been told about it already.”
“I am not asking, you have been told what to do” he nods to the seat that is empty and I slowly sit down in front of these terrifying men.