Beta Logan

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VII.

“Jules!” Kara’s voice whispered, drawing my attention while I was trying to read a radom book I’ve casually stumbled upon the other day around the house.

“Yes...” I replied, not bothering to turn around in my bed so that I could face her.

“I have an idea.” She whispered again, for no reason, I thought, since no one could hear her, besides the dog who was soundlessly sleeping on the floor anyway.

“Why are you whispering? Are you afraid that Ghost will hear you and wake up?” I jokingly commented laughing then turned around to face her.

“No...” She muttered, clearly annoyed, “Now, what was I saying? Oh, yeah... Come on, get up.” She spoke, then got up from her bed and strode towards mine.

“Why?” I questioned, staring at her confused.

“Come on, you’ll see.” She muttered, then grabbed my hand, pulling me up to my feet.
I left the book on the bed and she started dragging me out of our room, walking silently on her tip-toes.

“Where are we going?” I asked, while we were fastly walking down the corridor, towards the back door.

“We are going to have some fun!” She stated excited, then dragged me outside the house, running towards the pool.

We stopped right in front of the big pool and she let go of my hand, then started taking her clothes off, leaving only her bra and panties on.

“Kara, what are you doing? I don’t think we’re allowed to do this!” I whisper-yelled, but she didn’t even bother to listen to me and instead, she jumped right in, giggling.

“Come on, don’t be such a wuss! Take your clothes off and join me!” She yelled once she resurfaced, giggling.

I stood there for a few moments, hesitating. What if someone saw us? We’re so gonna get fired...I mentally muttered, shaking my head.

“Come on, we deserve a little fun, don’t you think?” She asked again, fluttering her eyelashes.

I guess she’s right...we deserve a little fun after all...I thought, then made up my mind and quickly stripped off my pajamas then jumped right in, joining her.

We swam together for a while, splashing water all over the place and laughing, having so much fun for the first time in a while.
That reminded me how much fun we used to have back at the old farm and how we were treated like equals back there, unlike this place...

“Kara?”

“Yes?”

“I miss Pops...” I whispered, feeling the tears gathering in my eyes. I was feeling so sad now.

“I know Jules, I miss him too...” She replied in a equally saddened tone, squeezing my arm.

“I think I’m gonna get out now...” I said, then started swimming back where we left our clothes, trying to get out.

Only as soon as my hands reached the ledge, my eyes landed on a pair of army boots sitting right in front of me, making my body freeze. I slowly rose my gaze and once again, met those midnight blue gems, staring right back into mine, shining brightly in the moonlight.

He was sitting in a squatting position, holding a towel in his hand and stretched out the other for me to grab.
Obviously, it was useless for me to try to run away or anything like that, so I did the only thing I could do and reached out and took his hand, letting him help me get out of the pool.

Once I got out, he quickly stretched the towel and gently placed it on my back, his arms wrapping around me in the process. His body heat was now gently caressing my skin as he was standing really close, making my cheeks turn crimson red, remembering that moment in the kitchen.

But that moment didn’t last too long as I suddenly felt Kara’s hand quickly gripping on my arm and snatching me away from him, running like crazy and giggling, dragging me with her.

“Hey!” We heard Logan’s voice shouting after us, but we didn’t stop and continued on running around until we reached the front door and she quickly opened it and got in, still dragging me with her.

She was still laughing, but as soon as we took a halt, we suddenly froze, the sight in front of our eyes making us both turn red in embarrasment.

“Oh crap! Look what you did!” I whispered, still looking at the living room, where many pairs of eyes were staring back at us.

“Oh, gimme a break! It’s past eleven! I thought that everybody was asleep!” She whispered back, annoyed.

Soon after that, the door was pushed open once again and a very pissed off Logan entered, glaring at us.

“Uh oh...” Kara mumbled, gripping my arm even harder.

“Yeah uh oh!” I whispered back, glaring at her.

Great! Now we’re going to get fired, because of her stupidity! I was mentally yelling angry as hell, thinking we were gonna end up in the street once again.

“Logan, you didn’t mention we have guests,” A blonde, gorgeous girl with similar features as Logan’s spoke, smiling at us while she sat next to a handsome man, her arm tangled with his.


Maybe she is his sister, I thought, analyzing her features. Though her hair was sandy blonde, unlike Logan’s light brown, her piercing eyes appeared to have the same colour and her lips had the same shape, plump and pink. The guy next to her was clearly her boyfriend, judging by the way he kept her close to him, his hand resting on her thigh.

“They’re not guests, Elyse.” He bluntly replied, then came closer to us, trying to grab my arm and drag me away, but got stopped in his tracks by Marcus’s sudden appearance.

“What’s happening here?” Marcus asked, walking down the stairs, fixing his tie, coldly gazing upon us.

Crap...we’re so fucked...

“Nothing important.” Logan answered, looking at him totally relaxed, making me stare at him, surprised.

Did he just try to cover for us?

His eyes then landed on Kara and his glare suddenly changed in a rather concerned look.
“Baby, what are you doing here all wet?” He then asked Kara, walking straight to her.

Baby? Now he is showing his affection in front of everybody? Hmm, maybe he really wants to be with her after all. I mentally muttered, looking at the two.

“Baby? Marcus, you’ve got yourself a new toy and didn’t bother to tell us about her?” A squeaky voice spoke and I quickly averted my gaze from the two lovebirds back to the living room, only to notice another blonde girl, even more gorgeous than the other, only this one looked rather bitchy, standing in the middle of the living room, glaring in our way, with her arms crossed.

Judging by the way she was looking at us, she was clearly not the friendly type, unlike Elyse.

“She’s not a toy, Clara,” He answered rather annoyed, not even bothering to turn around and look at her.

But she clearly wasn’t satisfied by his answer by the way she was glaring at us now, even more angered.

“Then what is she?” She then questioned, nervously tapping her foot on the floor.

“That’s none of your goddamn concern, Clara!” He seethed, instantly cutting her off.

Wow...

Noticing the anger in his voice, she backed off and returned in her seat, letting it go. But now someone else took her place, a guy, to be more specific, looking about the same age as Logan’s and same height, only he was thinner than Logan.

“But why don’t you tell us already who they are!” He demanded with his arms crossed, taking a step towards us.
Logan’s body suddenly tensed at the guy’s sudden movement and moved closer to me, gripping my arm a little firmer but not enough to hurt me and slowly dragged me behind him, seemingly somehow trying to shield me from the guy.

What the hell?

Marcus sighed, then turned around to face the guy,
“You’ll get your answer Derek...Now wait a moment.” He tiredly stated, then turned to look at Logan, who was still holding me so tight like he were afraid somebody will take me away.

“Logan, take the girls back to their room.” He ordered and Logan obeyed as always, taking us both and leading us back to our room.


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