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Chapter VI


I had one final training session with Leo before the fight with Garcia. The questions about Amara and I’s relationship threw me off guard. Making me wonder how much Leo and Sam knew about their breakup. “Did you two know about Amara and Marco?”

“I know that they dated then broke up when he cheated on her.” Sam said looking at his phone, something he always did when he didn’t want to tell me something.

“Never liked the guy, he didn’t seem like someone she’d go for.” Leo said stepping out of the ring.

“Don’t play dumb, did you two know that he put his hands on her?”

“Yes. She called me after the incident and I took care of somethings for her. I wanted to beat his ass myself for putting his hands on her but she told me not to.”

“Her doctor was a friend of mine and I was able to keep things under wraps. I told her to call you but then she told me if she did you’d kill Marco. I knew she was right and did not want to let you do something that could hurt your career.”

“Why didn’t either one of you tell me?”

“She wanted to keep you out of trouble. Look I know you want to protect her all the time and I commend you for that. But sometimes your protection goes overboard.” Sam said looking me in the eye.

“I don’t want her hurt and now that she’s pregnant my nerves are even more on edge when it comes to her safety.”

“Amara’s pregnant, congratulations man. You’re going to make a great father.”

“Thanks. Don’t tell Amara that I told you about the baby. She wants to wait until she’s further along to make the announcement to everyone.”

“Your secret is safe with us.”

“Are you excited?”

“Yes, I want to be a better father than the one I had but there’s this nagging thought in my head telling me I’m going to fuck up.”

“You’re not going to fuck up. There is no such thing as a perfect father Kason. But as long as you are there to support and love the kid you’ve got nothing to worry about.”

“And you’ve got us and Jake to help you out if the kid gets difficult. What are you hoping for, boy or girl?”

“I want a little girl that looks like Amara.”

“Damn I never thought I’d see the day Kason ‘the Killer’ Miller went soft.” Leo said chuckling as he unwrapped my hands

“I’m not soft I will still put you on your ass old man.”

“I hope you two have a son so that he’ll call you old man one day.”

“I’ll never be an old man.” He laughed and I headed in to the locker room to take a shower and head home. The moment I got home my sexy girlfriend greeted me with a beautiful smile on her face. Although we’ve only known about the pregnancy for less than 24 hours, I felt that Amara was glowing.

“Where are you going all dressed up?”

“I thought that we could go out to dinner tonight?”

“You’re feeling better now?”

“Yes, I haven’t felt nauseas all day actually.”

“That’s good to hear babe, there’s this new restuarant that opened near by that we can go to.” She nodded in agreement and we made our way down to the parking garage of my building. I opened the car door for her, making sure she was in before closing the door and getting in the drivers seat. During the drive Amara started asking me questions about my day.

“How did your training session go?”

“Good, I finally got the move I’ve been working on down. I’m confident that I’ll get the win against Garcia again.”

“That’s great babe. Have you ever noticed that you always hold my hand when you drive us somewhere?” I looked at our intertwined hands that were resting in my lap and shrugged.

“I guess I do it out of habit. Do you not like when I do that?”

“I love it, sometimes your touch is very soothing to me.”

“I didn’t know I had that affect on you.”

“You do, you do a lot of things for me without realizing it. It’s one of the things I love about you.”


“Remember what I told you.” I said looking at Kason as he got ready to leave for the arena.

“I know, how are you feeling?” He asked placing a hand on my stomach. He’d been doing that a lot since we found out that I was pregnant and I couldn’t help but smile at how happy he was about the baby.

“I’m fine.”

“You sure, I can get Sam, Leo or Alicia to get you something for your stomach if you feel nauseas.”

“Sam and Alicia are making sure things are set for tonight and Leo is helping Jake with his own fight. I’m fine babe, the girls and I have everything we need and are not to far if something were to happen.”

“Alright, you think it’s a good idea for you to watch here. I can get you and your friends a nice set up somewhere closer to the arena”

“I’m fine Kason. Watching you kick Marcos ass is enough for me and I don’t let some random groupie giving you my victory kiss.”

“I like it when you get all possessive, it’s sexy as fuck.”

“Shut up.”

“I love you to babe.”

“I’m serious Kason don’t get to hurt out there. I know that Marco likes to get dirty sometimes.”

“I won’t, I promise not to get hurt or let Garcia think he’s in my head. Now give me my good luck kiss so I can go.”

I kissed him and closed the door behind him after he left.

“What took you so long? Trying to get in a motivational quickie?”

“No nasty, we were talking.”

“Mhmhh, don’t you feel weird that your ex boyfriend and current boyfriend are fighting each other.”


“I don’t know what you saw in Marco but he needs this ass whooping after what he did to you.”

“I told Kace to not get suspended beating him half to death, get the knock out so that we can go home and sleep.”

“Sleep? Are you okay? Leo said Kason took you to the hospital last night.”

“It was something I ate yesterday, I’m fine now.” I gave her a look that said drop the subject and she did. We watched Marco’s on and waited for Kason to walk out. The referee went over the rules of the fight then let Kason and Marco touch gloves. Instead of touching Kason’s glove Marco walked away. I could tell by the menacing smirk on Marco’s face he was already planning on doing something dirty. Once the bell rang he sent a punch straight to Kason’s jaw.

He went down for a second before getting up and returning the punch. They both exchanged blows before Kason hit Marco square in the jaw, making him fall flat on his face. The ref counted to ten and because Marco was still down, Kason won. But of course Marco being the sore loser he is got up and took a cheap shot at the back of Kason’s head causing him to pass out. Security had to escort Marco out and a medical staff rushed out to check on Kason.

I immediately called Sam and he told me that they were rushing him to the hospital to run tests on him. They wouldn’t let me see him right away but it was killing me not knowing what was going on. I was standing in the waiting room when Leo came out to find me. “Everything is going to be fine. Kason’s a fighter he’s not going to let punk ass Marco get the best of him.”

“You’re right. Did he look bad?”

“He’s always been ugly to me so I’m not the greatest person to ask that question.” He said making me laugh.

“I needed that laugh.”

“I know you did. Congrats by the way.”

“We haven’t known for a full week yet and he’s already telling everyone.”

“He’s excited about becoming a father. Can you blame the man?”

“No, he couldn’t stop smiling after the doctor let us hear the heartbeat. I’ve never seen him that happy before.” The doctor finally walked out to let us know how he was doing.

“He’s awake and asking for you Amara.” I nodded and followed the doctor into the room.

“Babe, be honest am I still sexy?”

“To me yes, to your beloved fan girls no. How you feeling champ?”

“Like I got hit by a ton of bricks. Doctor says I have a concussion and of course some bruising and a few broken ribs. But should be lucky he didn’t hit me any harder or I would have a serious spinal cord injury.”

“I’m glad you’re okay.” I said tearing up.

“Hey don’t cry. I’m fine, I told you I wasn’t letting him get the best of me.”

“I know but you scared the shit out of me.”

“I promise not to do that again. You know that piece of shit had the nerve to talk about you in the ring. Too bad for him it gave me extra motivation to knock his ass out.”

“I know babe.”

“Although my head hurts like hell, how are you?”

“I’m fine, you worry about me to much.”

“Can’t help it you’re my girl and now that your pregnant my worrying is only going to get worse.”

“As long as you don’t go overboard I will be fine.”

“Not making any promises.” The doctor soon let him go home but told me to wake him up every few hours due to his concussion. They also asked for him to come back tomorrow to make sure he was in the clear for our flight back to California.

“My baby, how are you?” Kason’s mother walked into his apartment hugging him.

“Mom, I’m fine.”

“That ass better be lucky I wasn’t near the ring. How are you doing sweetie?” She gave me a hug and started smiling.

“I’m fine.”

“That’s good, when were you two going to tell me the news?”

“What news?”

“Ma it’s a bit early to be drinking don’t you think?”

“I haven’t been drinking, I’m talking about Amara being pregnant. Your mother and I both had dreams involving fish and your glow is amazing.”

“Yes I’m pregnant.”

“Thank god it’s you and not that Melissa chick.”

“Not a fan huh.”

“She was using my son and expected me not to notice.”

“Your son has always had the best taste in women.” We both laughed causing him to roll his eyes. We alternated times waking him up throughout the night. And the went with him to go get checked by the doctor the next morning.

I was about to take a shower when someone knocked on the door. I tried to look through the peep hole but someone was covering it with a bouquet of flowers. I thought it was Kace trying to be romantic since our date night ended earlier due to my nausea. But to my surprise it was an ugly Marco, his eye was swollen and he was missing a tooth. Kason sure did a number on him last night.

“You always looked beautiful in the morning.”

“Can’t say the same for you. What do you want? You’re not supposed to be in contact with me Marco. I’m calling my lawyer.”

“Wait, I wanted to talk to you.”

“I don’t want to listen, that was a cheap shot you threw at Kason and you know it.”

“He deserved it, come on sweetness, you know you miss me.”

“You’re right Marco I miss being your punching bag. It brought great joy and purpose knowing that the man who said he loved me would beat me in a way of showing affection.” I said in a sarcastic tone.

“I see you’re still sarcastic, look the past is the past. I’ve gotten help and it’s helped me control my anger. Things will be different now.”

“I don’t believe you and even if and I mean if I did I still wouldn’t get back together with you Marco.”

“Listen we are getting back together whether you like it or not. My sponsors loved you and I’ve got to much riding on my career for you to be fucking my biggest opponent. You’ve got one choice, dump the loser and get back together with me or his life will be a living hell.”

“Leave Kason out of this Marco, it’s your fault we’re not together. You cheated on me and beat me so bad that I ended up in the hospital. You made me lose my baby. You’re a sick son of a bitch and I was stupid for ever thinking that you loved me. You’re lucky no one knows the truth about our breakup because if they did you would be without any sponsors or a job.”

“You were cheating on me with him weren’t you? I should’ve known. You can’t be mad about the fucking baby, you told me yourself you never wanted to have kids. I did you a favor.” I slapped him as hard as I could.

“I may have said I didn’t want to have kids but the moment I found out I was pregnant I was ready to be a mom. I loved that baby and you took that chance from me because you were insecure. I was never the cheater in our relationship Marco, you were.” I could tell by the look on his face that he was only getting madder and madder. But he needed to know I was no longer scared of him.

“I don’t know where the fuck this attitude has come from but you need to lose it before I teach you a lesson.”

“I’m not scared of you Marco, you touch me and your ass is in jail.”

“I’ve got connections baby girl. Now be a good girl and come with me and I won’t have to make things worst for you.”

“Hell would have to freeze over before I go anywhere with you.” It was then he tried to grab me but stopped when Kason grabbed him and threw him against the wall.

“Get your hands off of my girl before I have to kick your ass again.”

“This is between me and her so stay out of it.”

“You’re forgetting this is my apartment and that’s my girl so you should rethink your next move.”

“This isn’t over.”

“Unfortunately it is. You’re in violation of the restraining order she has on you, the cops are already on their way here. That cheap shot earlier definitely landed a meeting with the commissioner. Who has a pretty big file of information on you. That includes Amara’s statement from the night you put her in the hospital.”

“You set me up.” he said glaring at me. Kason pushed me behind him and he stood face to face with Marco.

“No you did this to yourself, it’s never okay to put your hands on a woman especially if that woman is the one I love.”

“You’re bluffing.”

“No, I’m not. You fucked with the wrong one Marco and now you deal with the consequences of your actions. Now if you’ll excuse us I’d like to make love to my woman.” He slammed the door in Marco’s face and I stood there for a moment in shock.


“Sam and Leo.”

“It’s over.”

“It’s over babe, we won’t have any problems with him for a long time.”

“Thank you.”

“You’re welcome, I meant it when I said I’d do anything to protect you.”

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