Chapter 14 - Maggie
It was two days after the scare with Gavin. Gavin had slept most of the day when he got home, so Sniper had agreed to let him sleep, and to come over the next day. They had taken Gavin for a short walk, then returned home to watch a Car’s marathon. Gavin loved Lightning McQueen and had the race car all over his pyjamas.
It had been a great day, and Maggie had been completely at ease with the handsome biker. They had sandwiches and homemade soup for lunch and Sniper had gotten them pasta for dinner. He had been a gentleman the whole time, and they had only cuddled.
Gavin seemed to really like Sniper. Sniper held him several times, and they even read a couple stories together. It warmed Maggie’s heart knowing the two got along well together. She was still apprehensive, and figured Sniper would come to his senses one day and tell them goodbye.
Now Maggie was back at the bar, and it was a busy Friday night. Gavin was back at Mrs. Grey’s house and he seemed to be feeling better. The medicine Doc prescribed was doing wonders for him. It made returning to work easier.
Maggie was slugging a tray full of beers to a table full of rowdy college boys when she spotted Sniper in the corner with a couple other bikers. She grinned at him, then turned her attention back to the table.
“Here you go boys,” she said, as she set a beer down in front of each of them. “Can I get you anything else?”
“A little of your time darlin,” one of them replied.
Maggie turned in his direction and saw it was the larger one sitting in the back corner. She smiled at him, but shook her head in the negative.
“It’s a busy night and we aren’t allowed to fraternize,” she lied.
He pouted at her and she couldn’t help laughing. “Maybe later then.”
Without replying, she hooked her empty tray under her arm and headed to Sniper’s table. He watched her approach, and she had to admit she liked his eyes on her. She wore a pair of worn tight jeans, and she had it paired with cowboy boots and a low hanging wide neck black tee. The outfit was cute, but not nearly as skimpy as the other waitresses.
She looked back and picked out Tracey in the crowd. The girl had on a mini skirt that barely covered her, and a tight tank top that showed her bra. Tracey smiled at her, then went back to flirting with a customer.
“Hey Shortcake,” Sniper greeted her when she reached him. “I’d like you to meet my brothers Raid and Shadow.”
She smiled at the other bikers and turned back to Sniper. “You didn’t tell me you were coming in tonight.”
“I didn’t plan on it, but we wanted a beer and this was as good a place as any. And there’s this cute waitress here that I’m falling for,” he replied.
She knew she was blushing, so she turned away to get him his order. She was halfway to the bar when the frat boy who’d been hitting on her earlier appeared at her side.
“Hey darlin, how about you take your break and head outside with me for a bit,” he pushed as he moved into her space. She went to step back, but he grabbed her arm and stopped her.
"I’ve watched you for a while and you’re the only waitress that isn’t screwing the customers. I think you’ve earned your turn,” he smirked.
"I’m seeing someone,” she told him, as she pulled at her arm.
“Who,” he sneered as he leaned closer.
“Me,” came Sniper’s voice from behind him.
The frat boy immediately let her go and whirled around. As soon as he did, Sniper grinned, then punched him right in the face. The man went down like a ton of bricks. As soon as he did, every one of his buddies pushed back their chair and stood.
“Shit,” she replied as they moved towards Sniper as a group. Sniper must have known they’d attack because one minute she was in front of the bar, and the next she was on the other side. Sniper had lifted her over so fast, she hadn’t even had time to react.
“Jesus, it’s been awhile since I was in a bar fight,” Sniper frowned, then he turned to meet them all head on.