"Somebody is ready to talk." Dom whispered where only the two men could hear him.
Dom had been busy this whole time keeping eyes on the man name, John Sims but he went by JB. He was the man responsible for running into Jewels and Allie. He was known to be a hit man and Bran couldn’t help but feel unsettled. That night was different. A hit man never got caught, a good one anyway. Then he had his wallet full of information and he had been drinking. It had to be something they were missing and he was hoping that he would get all the answers to his questions tonight.
The night of the accident Dom had some of their guys grabbed him and he had been locked away every since. He hadn't talked since they had brought him to the warehouse but now something had changed.
"I wanted to celebrate with Jewels but I need to get this out the way. I'm sick of these loose ends."
"Well let's tie them up so you can get back to your wife."
He didn't think he would ever get use to hearing it but he loved the way it made him feel on the inside. He walked behind the men as they headed out the door but he had a stop to make before he followed them.
"It's a swinger's club." Jas said in shock as she searched the web for the name of the club on the card. She handed her phone for Jewels to see.
"Oh my God." She put her hands to her chest. What kind of woman was she? She never thought she would be one of those women that shared her man? She wasn't actually angry but surprised more than anything.
"Jewelianna." Her eyes shot to the door where Lexington stood. "I'm so sorry, babe." He moved into the room and she locked the phone handing it back to Jas. "Something came up at the club and I have to go but I will be back as soon as I can." He came close and cupped her face. "I'll make this up to you." He leaned down and kissed her. She couldn't help but kissed him back and he groaned. "Damn." He swore as he pulled back staring into her eyes. "Wait up for me?" She just nodded her head and he placed one last kiss on her lips before he disappeared behind the door.
"And you share him?" Jas laughed.
Jewels grabbed a pillow and slapped her across the head. "It's not funny, Jas." She whined as she grabbed her phone to look at the website again. Her own phone chimed but she tuned it out. So many question ran through her mind like did they do it often or was it a one time thing? She wanted to pull out her hair because her brain wasn't cooperating. Damn that accident and her messed up brain. "Why can't I remember anything?" She started to cry.
"Don't cry, Jewels." Her sister wiped her tears and that made them leak from her eyes more. "I have an idea." Jas pulled her to her feet.
"We should go there and maybe it'll bring something back to your memory."
She dried her face and stared at Jas. Maybe it'll work but she had been here in Lexington's house and none of that had come back to her. She was just facing the fact that her memory would come back when it was good and ready. "I don't know, Jas. I don't want to be disappointed."
"If it doesn't work then you can ask Bran about it when he comes back." Jewelianna nodded walked into the closet to change.
Jewelianna decided on some jeans and a casual shirt. She pulled her brown flats on and grabbed her purse before heading across the small landing to see Jas coming from her room. She had changed also their outfits almost identical except Jas had chosen white tennis shoes instead.
"Let's go." Jas grabbed the keys to the rental car and they were on the way out the door when the one of the service workers held the door open as a couple walked in with a small woman following behind them.
"Which one of you lovely ladies are the soon to be bride?" The overly excited woman caused them to take a step back.
Jas looked to her sister than spoke. "Who are you?"
"Kathy Ann Branson." She pulled the man closer to her. "This is my husband, Darin Lou Branson and the young lady is our daughter, Ella Jane Branson."
Lexington's family. Her heart skipped a beat as she looked at the smiling woman. Apparently, this was her first time meeting them as well as hers. "I'm Jewelianna Stevens."
She gripped Jas's hand, squeezing it for support. "This is Jaslynn, my sister."
"Yes, Bran told me your sister just arrived in town." She wrapped her arms around her. "It's nice to meet you both. Jewelianna, we’ve waited a long time for Bran to find a woman and give us grandchildren."
Jewels almost choked as she pulled away from Kathy. "Um. Lexington didn't tell me you guys were coming."
"I told you, Kathy that we should have waited." Lexingtion's father stepped forward holding his hand out to her. "I'm sorry if we disturbed you but my wife was quite anxious to meet you." She shook his hand then he shook Jas's.
"It's really not a problem but he's not here and he said he might be back late." Really he said to wait up for him but she assumed that meant late.
"Oh, ok. Well do you mind if we stay and chat with you for awhile?"
"Kathy." Her husband groaned. It sounded a lot like Lexington and that caused her to smile. "Bran wouldn't be happy if he found out you was integrating his woman especially when he isn't here." Darin winked at her before steering his wife towards the door. Ella approached slowly. "See you later, sis." She gave a wicked smile before following her parents.
"I don't believe you still want to go out?" Jas smirked knowing she was shook by her in-laws stopping by unannounced.
Jewels shook her head and moved to the kitchen where Carl stared at her. "Where's the liquor?"
Bran stepped into the warehouse and moved to the room that held JB. He was strapped to a chair that sat in the middle of the room. He looked at the man and he looked smaller than he would have expected but it didn’t matter. He wouldn’t be breathing for much longer. He had took the wrong job. He had hit the wrong car.
He walked fully into the room with Bare and Dom beside him. He wanted to get this over with as quickly as possible.
"I heard you're ready to talk?"
There was a long pause the man slowly raised his head to look at Bran.
"Her name is Jewelianna and she's so beautiful." He said in a low voice but it was loud enough for it to ring throughout Bran's brain and he pulled his gun out stepping closer to him.
"Do you think I give a damn about who you are and what you do?” He pressed the gun under the man's chin, forcing JB to look at him square in his eyes. "Don't fuck with me."
"That was the first thing she told me that night."
"Who?" Dom asked stepping closer. Bran knew he was secretly trying to ask him to pull back but he couldn't. Jewels was his to have, his to protect.
Bran jerked his head back by his short, damp hair and held his gun firmly while his finger caressed the trigger. "I'm not in the mood, make this make sense or I'm going to start shooting."
Bran was almost aggravated that he wasn’t phase by the gun in his face and when he started to change his tactic, JB started to speak again.
"I owed her a favor, she called me last minute and I had been drinking but there was no way I could tell her that I wasn’t the same man who owed her a favor." Dom eyed Bran and he lowered his gun from the man. "So, I followed her instructions to follow behind the car then turn off and meet them at the next intersection. I hit them harder than I had plan but..." He shook his head.
"Who is this woman?"
"You have to figure it out, I've already said too much."
"You might as well tell us because we all know you're not leaving out of here alive." Bare liked to play with his victims sometimes. His darkness ran a lot deeper than the other two men but tonight he only carried his gun that he was now holding by his side.
"I didn't talk at first because I had to make peace with myself and I have." He took in one big breath knowing his last breath was soon. "Just be careful and watch out for the girl and her sister-"
JB's head went limp with one bullet in the middle of his forehead. Bare lowered his gun with a twisted expression. “This is bullshit! Who would want to hurt Jewelianna and now Jaslynn is in it too!? We need to talk to Allie she seems to be the only one who can put pieces together.
"Not the only one." Dom spoke. "We tracked down her ex, Mark and he is out of town for work but he'll be back in a few days."
Bran put his gun away pacing the floor. This was suppose to tie up loose end but now there was more and more rope and it was everywhere. "Get the team in here and clean this up." He started to walk out the door.
"What is our next move?" Dom asked following behind him while Bare made the call.
"I need time to think.” He massaged his temples. “I just want to go be with Jewels right now."
"Well let's make this quick, lover boy so we can get you home to your woman."
Jewelianna and Jaslynn were on their fifth shot of liquor and multiple cups of mixed drinks. Carl watched over them as they moved from the kitchen to the living room.
He had been thinking of texting Mr. Branson but he decided to let him see that the celebration started without him. The front door caught his attention but not the cackling women. Briggs stepped in and immediately he's eyes went to where the noise was coming from.
"What do we have here, Carl?" He stared at the two women and he paused. "That one is the one from the club. Bran brought her here?"
"Yes, sir. She's been here for a few days now. Apparently it's his..." Briggs quieted him with his hand as he approached the women.
"Hey sweets." He looked at Jewels first then Jas. "Who is this lovely lady you have with you?"
"Who are you?" Jas pointed to him with the bottle as she slurred her words. They were shitfaced.
"Where's Bran?" He asked Carl.
"Out." Okay that meant some dirty business and Dom and Bare were probably with him.
"Ladies, how about we head to bed?" He wasn't really asking.
"But we just got started, stranger." Jewels laughed. If she wasn’t so wasted he would be tempted to finish what they started back at the club. He wondered how Bran would feel if he had her by himself. He almost chuckled at the thought of how angry he would be. Obviously Sweets was important to him. He would have to talk to him once he returned.
"I’m Briggs." He kneeled down to take the bottle from Jewels. "Or Justin since you just have to call me by my first name.
Jewels stopped laughing as she forced her eyes to focus on the man in front of her as he tugged the bottle from her hand. "Justin?"
"Mmhmm." He moved to get Jas's bottle but she put up a bigger fight so he let it go with a laugh. "Feisty, huh?"
"You have no idea." Dom called from the entryway.
"Ooohhh." Jas whispered. "You in trouble now." She laughed hysterically.
"They're pissy ass drunk." He stood away from the giggling women.
"Briggs." Bran froze his eyes going straight to Jewelianna. "Come here, Jewelianna." He watched her attempt to stand and when Briggs caught her he couldn't make his feet move. Certain things triggered her memory and Briggs being there might trigger how they met. "Jewelianna."
"Yes, Lexxxx." She sang he name as she moved out of Briggs's arms to his. Briggs helped her until she was in his arms and he pulled her close.
"You got her?" Bran asked Dom as he nodded to Jaslynn.
He only nodded staring down at the laughing woman. "Does somebody want to explain what's going on?" Briggs asked with his arms folded.
"Later." Bran moved to their room and sat her on the bed.
"You told me to wait up for you?" She tried to say seductively but she started laughing as she tried to stand but failed.
"Stay your ass on the bed." He tugged his shirt over his head as he walked to the closet to grab her something to sleep in. He only found the satin nightgowns he bought for her. At least it would be easy to slip on. He grabbed a pink one and came back to find her on the bed with her pants around her ankle trying to kick them off. He chuckled at the sight then went to assist.
"How much did you drink?" He asked as he dropped her pants then moved to wrestle her shirt over her head.
"Enough for me and you." She giggled placing her hands on his waist her fingers stroking him softly.
"Don't do that.” He hissed. “Especially when I'm about to unsnap your bra."
"You don't want me?" She went to unsnap his pants and he grabbed her hands.
They both knew he did with the evidence of his desire pressing firmly against his jeans. "I want you more than you know it but you've been drinking. I want you sober when I slide deep inside you."
She looked up at him and it reminding him of their time at the club. He loved her eyes and how dark they got when she was aroused. Their moment was interrupted when the door swung open and Briggs stepped in. Jewels pulled the gown to her chest to cover herself and that caused Briggs to smile.
"It's not like-"
"Let's go." He pushed Briggs out the door as the man laughed. He slammed the door then pushed him towards his office.
"You’re going to tell me what's going on now? Since when do you bring woman back from the club and for days?"
"I don't know where to begin..." He plopped down in the chair in front of his desk.
"Just start from the beginning."
After twenty minutes of explaining Briggs dropped down in the seat next to him. "Do you love her?"
"I can't let her go if that's what you’re asking me."
"Fuck. I need to get back to her."
"Can I come?"
"No!" He was rushing out the door when he almost knocked Jewelianna on her ass but he caught her. "I thought I told you to stay on the bed."
"I want you in bed with me tonight." She held on to his forearms. "Before I fall asleep."
"Come on." He threw Briggs one last look before he disappeared with her.
He stripped to his boxers and crawled into bed pulling her into his arms. She snuggled against his chest and he held her close. "I met your family today." She whispered.
"When?" He tried to keep his tone even but damn it he forgotten about his mother coming back and apparently, she had brought the whole gang!
"They stopped by around seven." She caressed his chest as she spoke. "They were sweet. Nothing like my family." He could hear the sadness in her voice so he reached out to smooth his hands over her back. "Tell me about us, please. I know it's hard for you but can you tell me about a date, anytime we spent together?"
He had tried to avoid this as much as possible so he wouldn't be lying to her but it was too late. He was strung up in more lies than he'd ever been in his life. He might as well tell her one that would make her feel better in this moment. She was still under the influence but not as much as before. With any hope she wouldn't even remember the conversation. "You want to hear about our first date?" He caressed her back.
"That would be nice." He knew she was smiling against his chest.
"So when Allie introduced us I just knew you were special from the start so when you accepted to go out with me I knew it had to be just as special as you. So I did some homework and I brought you back her and we had a water balloon fight."
"No way!" She sat up in bed fully invested in hearing the rest of his story.
"Yep. I had two big tubs fill with water balloons and the back yard was set up like an obstacle course." He smiled at her as she stared down at him in awe. "You were soaking wet from me." She slapped his chest at the dirty remark and took her place lying back down against him. "We ate pizza and wings under the stars and you feel asleep as we swung back and forth in the double chair hammock out back.”
"I can see why I'm still around. That was an amazing first date." She was leaning in close to him and he turned his head to catch her lips. "Thank you." She whispered against his lips.
"Get some rest, baby."
"Come on, Jas."
"No! I told you to leave me alone." She fussed as she tipped the bottle back to take another sip. Dom snatched the bottle from her and slammed it on the table.
"You're drunk." She rolled her eyes as she stood. "Let me help you to your room."
"Blah." She mocked swaying but his hands on her hips kept her steady. "Yeah just were you wanted me, far away from you and Bare." She tugged away from him and fell back on the couch.
"It's for your own good." Dom shook his head.
"Get up, Jas." It was Bare's voice that had her turning. Her eyes swipe over his body and a shiver ran through her body but she ignored it.
"Leave me alone." She reached for the bottle but Dom grabbed it before she could get to it again.
Bare pulled her up by the arms and when he saw that she couldn't stand he swooped her up in his arms and headed to their wing. "Help me." She reached out to Dom. She had to be drunk to think he would help. He smiled at her as the bedroom door was pushed open and she was tossed on the bed. She pushed her hair from her face to see the two men in front of her start stripping off their shirts.
"Whose room am I in?" She frowned looking at anything and everything but them.
"Does it matter?" Bare asked.
"It doesn't since I plan on going back to my own room far away from you two." She stood and Bare wasted no time stepping in front of her pushing her back to the bed stepping between her spread legs.
She sat up in the bed trying to push him back but he was solid and she was weak from drinking so damn much. Damn her.
"That option is no longer on the table, little bird." Dom whispered in her ear from behind her.
"What options do I have then?" She was looking up at Bare hard features as he stared down at her. He wasn't just looking at her though. He was looking at the places Dom was pressing kisses to. Places like her neck, moving her shirt aside to kiss her shoulders.
It was like she knew what was happening but she couldn't process it. One minute she was demanding something then the next minute she was missing her shirt and sandwiched between two hot bodies.
Bare had pulled her to her feet claiming her lips and Dom ran kisses up and down her back, using his teeth to unsnap her bra.
"So perfect." Bare eased back from their lip lock and pulled her bra from her body cuffing her round breast in his large hands. Dom was busy working on removing more of her clothes. She was being attacked at every angle and the battle she had tried to fight was surely coming to an end.
"Do something." She was trapped in the middle with the teasing and caressing but she wanted the pleasure that was being promised.
"Relax, Jas." Bare was in a trance as he massaged her tits teasing her nipples with his thumb and pointer finger.
"Dom, please." She tried to make one of them see that she wasn't going to make it much longer.
"Just a little longer." He unsnapped her pants pulling down her zipper slowly.
"I just need a little taste, Jas." Bare head dropped to one of her nipples and she cried out, arching her breast to get closer to the feeling of him drawing on her nipple. Each pull caused a hard throb at her clit and she suddenly felt pressure there and she sobbed.
"You soaking wet, Jaslynn." Dom was fingering her clit through her underwear.
She was shaking holding on to Bare's head as he feasted on her breast and she rolled her hips to get Dom to touch her more. "Harder." She moaned.
Suddenly they both pulled back. Bare let go of her nipples with a pop and Dom gave her one last caress before he went to ease her pants down her legs and pulled her into the bed. "Let's get some rest."
"Rest!?" Jas wanted to pull at her hair. How in the hell did they expect her to go to sleep with her body pleading for a climax? She was on fire and they were just going to let her lay there in all her sexual frustration. "Why would the two of you do that?"
"To teach you not to play with us now, lay down." Bare pushed her back on the bed then started to strip his pants off leaving on his boxers. That did nothing to hide the huge erection he was sporting.
Dom was already laid back on the bed and the covers pulled to his waist hiding himself from her gaze. She walked her eyes up his body to his eyes and he winked at her.
"Come on, little bird and get some rest." Dom pulled her under the cover into his arms and she tugged out of his grip folding her arms, pouting. She wanted to finish what they had started. She was too old for punishments. "I hate both of you."
They both laughed and Bare slid under the covers resting his hand on her thigh. "You'll learn to listen the first time now, go to sleep, Jas."
She huffed as she squinted against the beaming lights. "Who's going to turn the light off?"
"Lights off." The room immediately went dark after Dom's command. Well now at least she knew who room she was in.
It was going to be a long night. For the three of them...