I've learned that there is a lot more to fighting than I thought. I've been basically getting my ass kicked by Leo every morning now for two weeks. I'm getting better, but Leo is amazing. I don't think I could have been given a better teacher. Dante is still in the dark about me learning to fight. Enzo has been preparing a position for me. I guess he is in need of a trustworthy bookkeeper. Which keeps me mostly out of trouble. I will have to travel with Enzo and I have to go to different locations of business to run all the books, but mostly I'll be working from home. Today is the first day I start to train with guns. Enzo says I need to always have a gun on me. I've never actually shot a gun before. I never really cared for them.
"Are you ready?" Leo asked me. I looked up at him with these funny looking ear muffs on.
"You know, it's not like I'll be able to put these things on if I've got to pull my gun out," I said. Leo smiled at me.
"You need to get used to the sounds of the guns." He said. He walked up behind me and I faced a small target about fifty feet in front of me. He started me out with a small handgun. The type I'll actually be carrying on me. It looked simple enough. Leo positioned himself behind me. He put one hand on my waist and the other on my shoulder. "Okay, now plant your feet in a comfortable position. Put both hands on the gun." I felt his stomach and hips against my butt and back. His face was rested on my shoulder and neck. I could feel his hot breath on my skin. My concentration started to fail me. He moved his hands down my arms to my hands. My body shivered with his touch. I knew he felt it.
"I need you to concentrate Beth." He said in my ear. I took a deep breath.
"I am," I said.
"Now focus on your target. Take a deep breath and pull the trigger." He whispered. I did as I was told. I took a deep breath and pulled the trigger. I didn't realize that I closed my eyes. I heard the gun go off and my eyes were still shut. Leo was still right behind me. "Open your eyes." He said. I slowly opened them and realized I hit my target. I also realized I hit the bullseye.
"Oh my god, Leo!" I shouted. I started to jump up and down like a school girl. Leo was laughing at me. I pulled the earmuffs off.
"Good job, now I just need you to do that with your eyes open," Leo said. I jumped into his arms, all excited about my shot.
"Thank you, that was so much fun," I said, hugging him. He smiled down at me. I watched him move away from me and I bit my lip. Leo was my best friend, but working with him over these past weeks, I could see the tension he had whenever he was around me.
I just hope I wasn't hurting him. I really wanted to talk to him about it, but I didn't want to mess up my training. I didn't want Leo to give up on me. For the next couple of hours, we shot a variety of different guns. I had a really good time and was actually very good at it. "You're a natural babe, you really are," Leo said while cleaning up the guns.
"You think so?" I asked.
"Yes, so Beth when are you going to talk to Dante about all of this?" Leo asked.
"I don't know, but I've got to do it soon. Enzo wants me to start working soon. I can't hide it from him forever. The problem is that he is always gone. He works so much and I only ever see him at night. It's starting to wear on me." I said.
"Yeah. It's going to be that way for a while. He is just getting back to work for Enzo and Enzo is going to make him prove himself." Leo said. I understood, but it still sucked having to be alone. I spend more time with Leo than I do with Dante.
Enzo had called me into his office. "I want you to start first thing tomorrow. Your going to need to talk with Dante tonight. I'm taking you to one of the warehouses first thing in the morning and Dante will be there." Enzo said. I took a deep breath. "Your just book keeping. He shouldn't be to upset." He said.
"Don't worry, I'll talk with him tonight when he gets home." I said and headed back to my room. I bumped into Leo on the way.
"Hey babe, why do you look lost?" Leo asked.
"I start work in the morning, I've got to tell Dante about it tonight." I said.
"Are you going to tell him about our training?" He asked me.
"Yes, I'm going to tell him everything." I said. It's hard enough to keep things from Dante. I'm not going to lie to him.
"I guess it will be smart to lock my door tonight." Leo said. We both laughed. I gave Leo a hug and went in my room.
I had a shower and got dressed for dinner. Dante would be down there already, as most nights that's where I met him. I decided I wanted to dress a little sexy this evening. I wanted Dante in a good mood. Most nights after working all day, doing god knows what, all he ever really wants to do is sleep. Tonight was going to be different. I found a sexy little red dress and high heels. I decided to wear nothing but stockings, underneath. I straightened out my hair with just a touch of curl at the ends. I also darkened my makeup some with a smokey eyes.
I took a deep breath and checked myself in the mirror one last time. I was satisfied with my look, it might be a little to sexy, but I didn't care. I had a goal in mind and I knew the way to Dante's heart. I walked out of my bedroom and started to head down the hallway, when I heard a gasp. I turned to see Leo standing behind me. "Holy shit." Leo said. I smiled at him.
"Is it to much?" I asked him, as I took a little spin in front of him. He just shook his head.
"God damn it Beth, yes, yes it's kind of a little much. Fuck your hot." He said. I just smiled from ear to ear.
"Then I'm doing this right." I said. He came up beside me.
"I'm going to have to keep an eye on you at dinner. Your going to kill all these men." He said.
"Oh come on, it's not that hot." I said.
"You have no idea. If it wasn't for Dante, I'd take your ass right back to your room and make you walk funny for the next week." Leo said. I almost lost it.
"Leo!" I said, smacking his arm.
He stayed looking serious and watching me. "I need you to go ahead of me. I'll see you down there." He said.
"What happened to you protecting me?" I asked.
"Your killing me Beth, just go to your man." He said. It sounded a little rude. I nodded and headed downstairs. Once I hit the dining room, all heads turned to me. All of a sudden I felt a little uneasy, till I found his eyes. His dark smoldering, lust filled eyes. He was all I could see. Everyone else around us melted away. He stood there across the room in his three piece suit, watching my every move. I watched him pour a glass of wine and started to head over to me. I just bit my bottom lip as he made his way to my side.
"You look fucking eatable tonight sugar." He whispered into my ear.
"I'm all yours Dante." I said.
"That's what I like to hear." He said. I felt his hand run down my back and lightly grab my ass. I took a deep breath. He looked over his shoulder and when he realized no one was behind us, his hand slipped under my dress, to where he discovered I was naked. I closed my eyes as his fingers went between my wet lips. He then removed his hand and I watched as he placed his fingers to his lips. Oh my god this was hot. I said to myself. "I hope your not hungry, because we're skipping dinner." He said in my ear. I couldn't say a word as Dante grabbed my arm and started to pull me out of the room. Before we made it very far we ran right into Enzo.
"Aw, I'm glad I ran into you both before we started. So Dante, how do you feel about Beth's plans?" Enzo said. Crap, I haven't said anything yet. I said to myself. I tried my best to let Enzo know that, but I failed.
"And what plans is that?" Dante asked, while looking back at me. I closed my eyes as I heard Enzo's words.
"Beth is going to be working for me as my book keeper. Hasn't she told you?" Enzo said. I took a deep breath.
"No, she hasn't told me about this yet." Dante said.
"Well you two can talk after dinner. Come, it's going to be delicious tonight." Enzo said. I looked over at Dante and before I could speak he said.
"Later." And walked away from me. Fuck, I knew he was upset and I was in for it. I followed behind him like a dog with her tail between her legs. He pulled my chair out for me and I took a seat. He sat beside me, but he wasn't looking at me. The lust tat was in his eyes was now replaced with anger.
Damn it Enzo. I said to myself. I guess I'm blaming the wrong person. I should be blaming myself. I watched as Leo entered the room and took a seat. He was also not looking my way. He also looked frustrated and out of place. Great, I'm just making everything so much better. The longer I was thinking about things the more upset I was getting. First off, I'm not married to Dante and I'll do whatever the hell I want to do. For some reason I all of a sudden felt like I had lost who the hell I was. I love Dante and I love Leo, but fuck this shit if I'm going to bow down to anyone. I have never done that for anyone in my entire life, not even my parents. My life has always been just that, my life! I straightened myself out and took a sip of my wine. I turned to face Enzo.
"What time do you want me ready for you in the morning?" I asked him. Enzo turned to face me. I think he could tell that I meant business.
"Eight a.m. sharp." He said. I nodded at him and went to pick up my fork. I noticed Dante looking right at me and I saw the smile on Leo's face. I could promise everyone that this was not a war any of them would win. I'm going to do what I want when I want, and that's how it was going to be.