I watched as my girl ran into the arms of another man. The light on her face glowed for him. I felt my hands turn into fist at my side, and it would have to be him. That fucking son of a bitch. My face became hot with anger, as he had the audacity to touch her hair and face. I felt like I was going to blow at any moment. She took a step back from him when she looked over at me. I then felt a hand lay on my shoulder. I looked over to see Reese looking back at me. "Before you do anything harsh, you need to talk with her." He said to me. All I could do was nod at him and look right back at them. The two of them were laughing and smiling. It was fucking killing me. I closed my eyes and took a deep breath, trying to calm myself down.
There were men everywhere. I didn't see any women in this house. Just a house full of hungry ass men. I wondered where Dawson was? I walked over to Enzo. "Where's Dawson?" I asked him. Enzo turned and looked towards me.
"He will be along with a team of men tomorrow." There was already an entire army here. This was starting to look more and more promising. I nodded at him and decided to go and get my sugar. She was still talking with Leo. I walked over to them and stood next to her, putting my arm around her shoulder.
"Come on Beth, let's go find our room." I said. Leo just stood back and said nothing. She looked up at me and nodded. I thought we were going to walk away from this prick, until she wrapped her arms around him again and hugged him.
"Beth, I said let's go!" I snapped. My breath increased and she shot her head to me. She pulled away from me.
"Dante, what's your problem?" She snapped.
"My problem is your all over this guy." I said.
"He is my friend Dante and a good one." She said.
"What the hell does that mean?" I snapped.
"It means that while you were gone, I was there for her every inch of the way." Leo snapped. I felt my face heating up. Leo and I were now face to face. Beth moved herself in the middle of us.
"I'm telling both of you right now to back off." She spit out. "Dante, Leo is my friend. You will not change that. Leo, please back off." She hissed. Enzo, Damon and Reese were standing back watching us. Beth grabbed my hand and pulled me away. We ended up out front of the house.
"What is your problem Dante?" She snapped at me. I looked at her like she was crazy.
"So, I'm suppose to be alright when you and some other guy are all over each other?" I said to her. She stood in front of me with her arms crossed.
"First of all, Leo is the least of your worries. He is my friend. He was there for me for the last year Dante. We are only friends." She said to me. "I love you Dante, but if you can't trust me. This will never work." I took a deep breath when she said that.
"It's not you that I don't trust, it's him. I see the way he looks at you. You might look at him like a friend, but I promise you he looks at you as more." I said. She wrapped her arms around me and pulled my lips to hers. I kissed her deeply. I loved her more than she will ever know. I'm putty in her hands and there's nothing that I won't do for her. She pulled her lips away from mine.
"Just trust that he is just my friend." She said. I nodded at her and claimed her lips again.
"Come on sugar, let's go find our room." I said and we headed back inside.
Apparently my entire apartment was cleaned out. Most of my stuff was brought back to this house. My father explained that if anyone had any idea of us being there, it was better to not go back. I was okay with that because I would be going home with Dante and my family. We didn't know how long we were going to be here, but I made Dante's and my room livable. I found out Leo was sharing a room two doors down from us. I tried my best to stay away from Leo for now, just to not bring any tension between him and Dante. I felt it was best at this moment. The two of them needed to learn to work together. Dante was gone with the head men making a decision on what they were going to do. I was the only woman at the house right now. I really had no one to talk to. I was missing Leo's conversations. He always knew what to say to make me feel better, but he was with the men in the meeting.
I walked out of my room and headed down to the kitchen. Most of the men were gathered in the large living room. Dante was standing next to Enzo and Damon. He winked at me as I walked by. I smiled back at him. Leo was sitting on the arm of the couch with his arms crossed. When he saw me he winked at me as well. I smiled back at him. I just shook my head as I entered the kitchen. I went to the fridge and there was nothing in there. I rolled my eyes, damn men can't do a little shopping. I said to myself. I turned around to find Leo standing in the kitchen with me. "Damn it Leo, you scared the crap out of me you jerk." I hollered. He just laughed.
"What are you doing?" He asked me.
"Well, I was hoping to make some tea, but no one knows how to shop around here." I said. He smiled at me and left the kitchen. A few seconds later he came back and handed me something. It was a couple of bags of my favorite tea. I looked up at him and smiled. "Where did you get these?" I asked him.
"I brought them with me. You think I wouldn't remember?" He said.
I found a cup and a pot and started to boil some water. Leo took a seat at the bar. "I'm sorry if I've caused you problems with your boyfriend by being here." Leo said.
"Hey, don't you worry about him. He knows how I feel about you and he is going to calm down." I said.
"How do you feel about me?" He asked. I turned to look at him.
"Your my best friend Leo and I love you." I said.
"Does he know about us?" Leo asked.
"I haven't had a chance to talk to him about that." I said, pouring hot water into my cup.
"Are you really going to tell him?" Leo asked. He stood up and came over to me. He was looking me straight in the eyes.
"Would you be upset if I didn't?" I asked him.
"Well Beth, I guess that would be your choice." He said and I once again saw the sadness in his eyes. He took one more look at me and walked out of the kitchen. I felt horrible, I cared about Leo deeply, but I loved Dante more. I had just done my best to convince Dante that there was nothing to worry about with Leo. If I tell him something happened between us, it's just going to cause problems. Dante deserved to know the truth, but I think it would be better to wait till we are done with Allissa.
I took my tea and headed towards the living room. My father stopped me in the hallway. "How are you doing baby?" He asked me.
"I'm okay dad, I'm a little worried about Dante." I said. My dad put his hands around me and pulled me in for a hug.
"Don't worry about him, he will do better once this is all over. We believe the story Allissa fed him was a lie, but he is not sure." He said. I took a deep breath.
"So what's the plan?" I asked.
"Dante, Enzo and Damon are going first thing in the morning to talk with the leader of this gang Dante's been with." I felt the fear rising inside me.
"They need more people to go with them dad. It's dangerous." I snapped.
"Do you think this is something new to us Beth, we have been doing this for a very long time. Of course we're not going alone." I heard Damon say as he walked up to me and my dad. I smiled at him and felt a little better. "Give me a hug beautiful, you look great." Damon said opening his arms to me. I hugged him. Damon is my father's cousin, but he has always been like an uncle to me.
I pulled away from him and saw Dante leaning against the wall with his arms crossed. He was smiling at me. "Why do I always find you in the arms of other men?" He said being sarcastic.
"I'll hug her as much as I please. She is my family." Damon said. We all laughed.
"Oh by the way, someone needs to get food in this house." I said, as I made my way over to Dante's arms. It was getting pretty late and Dante was getting tired. I took him up to our room. We both crawled into bed. He pulled me close to his chest. "Are you worried about tomorrow?" I asked him.
"Yes and no." He said. "But don't you worry your head about it." I just laughed at him.
"Because that's what I won't do, is worry. Your very funny Dante. You have been missing from my life for over a year and your going to be leaving again in the morning. I want to go with you, but I know that's a battle I won't win." I said.
"Your right sugar, your not going near those people." He said in a stern voice. I didn't feel like arguing. I just closed my eyes and fell asleep in his arms.
"There's no fucking way he is staying here to watch over Beth." I snapped. Leo just crossed his arms.
"Listen to me Dante, he was the one who took care of her and stayed by her side this whole time. I trust him to keep her safe. You should do the same." Reese said. I took a deep breath.
"Keep your hands to yourself, if you like them attached to your body." I hissed out at him and left the room. I was angry and I tried to take a deep breath as I made my way back to Beth to kiss her goodbye. I opened the door and she was still asleep. I walked over to her and just stood there looking at my angel. I can't believe she is still mine, after all this time. I was sure she would move on and forget me, but I was wrong. In all this time I still loved her and she still loved me.
"Are you going to just stand there like a creeper staring at me?" Her beautiful voice said to me. I laughed at her.
"I'm getting ready to go sugar, your friend Leo will be staying with you today." I said. She sat herself up.
"Don't sound so happy about that." She said to me. I just shook my head at her. She stood up on her knees and made her way to my arms. I kissed her neck and then moved to her lips. "Please be careful." She whispered.
"Always." I said.