Academy of the Rose (Rose Book 3)

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Chapter Twenty-Two

The week rolled by quickly and Brian had left the house most mornings before we all got up, so I hadn’t seen him.

Day by day I was feeling a little better in myself, but the nightmares still plagued me as I bundled up beside Taylor and Damien most nights. I was ruining their nights, but they never moaned at me for it.

“Ready for the meeting today? Spoken to Lizzy lately?” Grandpa asked.

“I think I’m ready. No she’s been busy with her dad” I said as he nodded.

“Hayden seems a good man from what I’ve seen of him. I do know he hated Karlos and your family though, so just, be careful” Grandpa said as I looked at him and sighed nodding.

“You don’t think they will want revenge for anything they did do you?” I ask.

“I hope not” He said as we packed up our stuff, Cody was staying with Tammy for the day as Layla missed him and Louisa.

It didn’t take long for us to get to the school as we noticed it was busy.

“How many leaders are here?” I ask.

“Twenty-eight, at least, from all over the world” He smiles.

“Wow…That’s a lot of allies if they stick with us” I said as we got out the car.

It was a little quieter outside as it was drizzling with rain as we rushed inside before the downpour.

“There they are!” Tobias boomed as we headed into the main hall.

I looked around and everyone was mingling, networking as this brought so many people together, it would be a real business venture.

“Hello, you must be Samantha Jones, I’ve heard a lot about you. I’m Hayden, Lizzy’s father” A slim older man in a three-piece suit held out his hand as I shook it.

“Nice to meet you Hayden” I replied as I spotted Lizzy come up from behind him.

“Hi Samantha” She smiled.

“Hey Lizzy” I said as my eyes went up and down her body, she was in a tight black dress which showed off her curves perfectly.

“Harvey, shall we leave the girls to it for a moment” Hayden cleared his throat and signalled for grandpa to follow him as I saw they both smirk and walk away.

“How are you?” Lizzy asks.

“I’m good thanks, everything is falling into place, piece by piece” I smile.

“That’s great, you look gorgeous today, not that you weren’t the last time we saw each other” She stammered.

I was in plain black trousers, red crop top and a short suit jacket.

“Thanks, you look beautiful, that dress is amazing” I smiled.

“Thanks” She blushed.

“So, how long are you here for?” I ask.

“Dependant on how this all goes, possibly permanently” She said.

“And what has to happen for you to stay?” I ask.

“Dad wants me to teach here.” She blushes.

“Teach what?”

“Defence, for the girls mainly” She said as I smiled.

“That can be done” I smile as I offer her my arm as Tobias calls out for people to sit down.

She takes my arm with a smile as we take our seats.

The meeting goes on for hours as we discuss how everything would be run in the school and for the most part everyone we spoke to agreed.

A few men still didn’t trust the Midnight Rose, but I assured them that I was nothing like my predecessors and I would prove myself.

Many agreed with me as they had come across me before and that seemed to calm the crowd.

Cheques were given by many of the mafia families as they invested in the school, others gave members to help run it, whether that meant as a teacher or for safety.

It was all going to plan. We only needed a couple more people to teach the regular stuff like English and maths, all the boring stuff.

Then we’d be nearly set. Word was travelling fast, and we had countless phone calls adding on to the discussions.

These people seemed to be on board, they wanted the change too.

I didn’t want illegal drugs on the street, we wanted to stop them, we wanted to protect people, not harm them. It would take some gangs time to change their ways as some were into the drug trade deep and that’s how they made their money but slowly they had agreed to change in time.

The meeting went really well and soon we were back to mingling and networking as I went around the people with Tobias and Grandpa I got to know more of them.

“So, looks like I’m staying” Lizzy came up beside me as I beamed.

“That’s great Lizzy”

“Come with me a second?” She said as she led me off with her as she led me to my own office.

“You realise this is my office right?” I laughed as she looked around, taking in the site.

“So I can see” She smiled and began to look at the photos on the wall.

“That’s your boys dad isn’t it?” She said pointing to Bradley as I laughed.

“No, that is” I pointed to Tom.

“They look so similar” She said.

“They were brothers…I did… them both though” I said as she turned with a brow raise.

“At the same time?” She smirked.

“No! I didn’t know Tom even existed when me and Bradley were together” I said.

“So where are they?” She asked as I sighed.

“They died” I said, and her eyes went wide, and her hand hit her head.

“I’m so sorry, foot in mouth disease. Please tell me to shut up if you don’t want to talk about anything” She said placing a hand on my arm.

“It’s ok” I smiled as we backed up towards my desk.

“Sam, do you…do you want to go out some time?” She asked blushing.

“That would be great” I answered as she smiled as I was sat against the desk, she came closer putting herself between my legs.

“Tell me to stop if I go too far” She said as she leant forward taking my lips against hers as my fingers went into her hair and pulled her closer. She moaned into the kiss.

She began kissing down my neck, nipping as she went as I moaned at her touch.

“Lizzy” I moaned.

She smirked as she kissed me again once more.

“I’m sorry” She said as she kept looking at my neck.

“For what?” I asked.

“I…Uh…Might have left a mark” She giggled as I grabbed my phone to look, and there sat between my neck and shoulder laid a hickey.

“God damn it” I growled lustfully as I turned her and sat her on my desk.

I began kissing her hard and went further down her neck as she moaned at my touch but before we knew it someone burst in.

“Oh! I’m sorry! I’ll come back later!” Grandpa came in looking flustered at the sight in front of him as he closed the door once more and I laughed.

“Bad timing” I said as I kissed her again but then released her as she whimpered at the loss of the touch.

“I suppose we should go” She groaned kissing me once more.

“Unfortunately” I said as I took the pins out of my hair, letting it fall from the bun it had been in as it cascaded in front of me, hiding the dark hickey.

“You’re hiding my mark?” She smirked, touching it lightly with her fingers.

“I live with some very cocky men, trust me when I say if they see it, I’m doomed” I smirk as we walk towards the door.

“What if I want them to see it?” She said as she stood in front of me, her back to the door as I walked up to her, pinning her against it.

“You want them to see your mark on me? Why?” I asked kissing down her jaw and her own gorgeous neck.

“To mark you as mine” She moaned.

“Who said I was yours” I smirked and nipped her collar bone as she moaned.

“You will be” she moaned as I smiled.

“We’ll see” I said with a wink as I looked at her collar bone as I saw the mark I left that she hadn’t noticed yet.

“Tease” she grumbled as I laughed as we got into the foyer.

“Lizzy, there you are. Time to go…What is that on your neck?” Hayden asked as he looked at me with a smirk.

“What? God damn it Samantha” She said looking into her phone.

“See you later babe” I said kissing her cheek as she, her father and his men left.

“I’d move your hair a little more there, sweetheart, wouldn’t want the boys seeing that mark on your neck” Tobias laughed as Grandpa raised a brow.

“God damn it” I said.

“Time to go home, I hope they see it, I can’t wait for their reactions” Grandpa laughed as we left the school.

“So, you and Lizzy?” Grandpa said as we drove through the rain.

“I don’t know her that much yet Grandpa, but she drives me wild” I say as he smiles at Tobias with a knowing look.

“Oh I know that feeling, got you weak at the knees, heart beating, hot and heavy. You two seemed to be getting along quite well in the office” Grandpa said as I groaned.

“Grandpa, I don’t want to talk about that sort of stuff with you, please” I said.

“Your grandpa was quite the player once, he could tell you a thing or two” Tobias laughed.

“La la la! Nope!” I covered my ears as they laughed.

“She’s a pretty girl that Lizzy, that’s for sure, I think you’ve got yourself a good one if you two do make it” Grandpa said as I smiled.

“She’s gorgeous” I said as I imagined her in between my legs on the desk once more.

“Oh how the boys are going to rip you to shreds for that mark on your neck” Tobias boomed laughing as I looked in the car mirror groaning, it was huge and dark, there was no amount of make-up that would cover this thing.

“I’m screwed” I said as they continued to laugh at me.

Up ahead I saw a group of bikes riding along and noticed Lizzy’s in the back, I couldn’t help but look at her as we trailed behind her.

“She likes bikes too…Match made in heaven” Grandpa smirked as he beeped the horn, and they looked back and began revving. Lizzy turned and began showing off on her bike as I watched her do it expertly before waving and racing off with the others as we pulled in to the driveway.

“God she’s fucking amazing” I mumbled under my breath, but they must have heard me as they began laughing again as we went into the house.

I tried to sneak up stairs, trying to prolong how long I had until torture began about the hickey.

“You dirty devil! Harvey told me everything!” Taylor rushed into my room as he moved my hair to see it.

“God damn” He smirked.

“Don’t start” I said but couldn’t help but smile.

“What happened tell me everything!” He said as he dragged me to the bed and made me explain everything as he hung on my every word.

“You dominating bitch, I knew you had a wild side!” He smirked.

“I’ve never been like that before! It just…happened. She’s just so…god damn sexy and gorgeous, it just happened!” I said as he smirked.

“Oh you are into her” He smiles as my door opens once more and I groan.

“Is grandpa telling everyone?” I groan as Shaun comes in with a smirk.

“Nope, Tobias is” He laughs.

“Tobias!” I shouted as I heard his booming laugh.

“She got you good” Shaun said playfully.

Lizzy: How’s the interrogation your end right now? ; ) L x

Sam: I feel like it’s only just begun… S x

Lizzy: I can give you something better to think about… L x

Sam: Oh yeah, what’s that? S x

Lizzy: *Image*

I coughed and spluttered at the message she just sent me an image of her looking god damn hot in just her underwear.

“What’s got you blushing?” Shaun asked as I hid my phone behind me, but Taylor took it.

“NO! Taylor!” I shouted at him as he opened the messages and his eyes went wide.

“Holy moly! You hit the jack pot!” He laughed as Shaun went to take it I snatched it back.

“My eyes only!” I said.

“But he looked!” Shaun tried to argue.

“He’s gay! He’s seen me completely naked!” I argued.

Sam: God damn it babe, what are you doing to me? S x

“Are you coming downstairs or are you going to just message dirty pictures to each other?” Shaun smirked.

“I’ll be down in a minute” I answered, and he laughed.

“Don’t be too long or he will hound you even more” Taylor laughed leaving my room.

Lizzy: Wish you were here we could finish what we started L x

Sam: Oh we will, I promise. S x

Lizzy: Have fun with your imagination and that picture beautiful. Do I get one? L x

I began to panic I’d never sent a naked picture to anyone.

“Fuck it” I murmured as I put on one of my old chemise’s, it hid most of my scars just enough as I took a photo in my bathroom.

Sam: I don’t usually do this, it’s a one off, for your eyes only… S x

Lizzy: You don’t have to L x

Sam: *image* S x

Lizzy: You’re gorgeous… Go on a date with me day after tomorrow? L x

Sam: Sounds perfect. S x

Lizzy: Pick you up at 6pm, see you then gorgeous L x

My god this girl was driving me wild.

“Are you coming downstairs or what girl?” Taylor came back into my room as he opened my bathroom door to find me still in my chemise.

“Don’t you dare tell them!” I said as I rushed to put my clothes back on.

“Dirty girl!” He laughed as I followed him back downstairs as I hid the chemise back into a draw.

“Well, they weren’t kidding about the hickey…” Elise laughed looking at my neck as I blushed.

“Wow kitten, you work fast” Jayden murmured.

“You should have seen them in the office” Grandpa said as I chucked a cushion at him.

“You should see the messages” Taylor added as I chucked another at him.

They continued to pester me and make jokes on the mark on my neck, but I couldn’t stop thinking about Lizzy.

“Just go get some, I can feel the hormones radiating off of you” Taylor whispered in my ear.

“She’s in a hotel with her dad and we are going on a date the day after tomorrow. I will see her then” I said but my heart wasn’t in it. I just wanted to ravage her.

“Your loss” He smirked as he began typing on his phone as conversation began to flow back to normal.

Half an hour later and the jokes began to die down. But then the door-bell went.

“Who the hell would be here seeing as we are all here?” I said as Taylor was smirking.

“Go find out” He smiled.

“What have you done?” I asked getting up to the door as everyone watched my every move.

I opened the door to find Lizzy in front of me, a bottle of wine in one hand and in another gorgeous short black dress.

“Taylor invited me over, said you wanted me here but were too scared to invite me” She smirked as I let her in.

I took the wine and placed it on the counter by the door as I pushed her against the door.

“He’s a dick…But I’m glad he did it. However, are you ready to meet everyone, they have been joking about my mark for hours, they’ll do it to you too” I smirk as I kiss her.

“Sam! Stop lusting and get the girl in here!” Taylor shouted.

“Shut it!” I shouted back as my hands followed the curves of her body.

“They’ll come get us if you’re not careful Sam” She moaned at my touch.

“Fine” I groaned as I took her hand and the bottle of wine into the lounge.

“Holy shit” Jayden groaned looking at Lizzy up and down.

“My eyes are up here sweetheart” She said to him as I laughed.

“He’s probably just imagining us both together” I whispered in her ear as I plonked myself onto the sofa.

“So where am I sitting?” She smirked as I pulled her hand and sat her on my lap.

“What have you done to our Samantha?” Savannah smirked.

Jayden groaned and got up and walked out the room, I was pretty sure he had a hard on as I laughed.

“Is he ok?” She asked nodding to Jayden.

“He’s part of the complicated” I said, and she nodded.

Everyone seemed to get on with Lizzy really well and she fit in with the group, she took the jokes on the chin and joked back.

Jayden came back after a while as he sat awkwardly in the corner, not looking towards us.

“You alright mate?” James smirked as Jayden came back in.

“I’m fine” he answered.

“Sticky situation?” James said as I burst into laughter.

“Leave it” He said back as he glanced my way quickly as I winked at him.

“You’re such a fucking tease” Lizzy whispered in my ear.

“Come with me” I said as she got off my lap and followed me to my room.

Pinning her up to the door like I had wanted to since she first turned up I moaned as I kissed down her body.

A knock at the door made us both groan.

“What?!” I shouted.

“Can I come in?” Jayden asked as I opened the door and he stepped in.

“What do you want?” I asked.

“I…Uh…” He stammered.

“I think he wants to watch” Lizzy smirked as she kissed my neck.

“Is that what you want Jayden?” I asked.

“Yes…” He said, barely looking me in the eyes.

“What do you think Lizzy?” I asked as I turned to her, kissing her neck.

“Sounds… Like…Fun…” She smirked kissing me as I watched Jayden’s eyes widen as he watched us kissing.

“God damn it kitten” He groaned as I smirked.

“Kitten…I like it…” Lizzy began to kiss further down my body and Jayden’s eyes never left us.

“Are you enjoying this Jay?” I asked.

“Yeah…Fuck” He swore as I laughed.

“Sit on his lap baby” Lizzy smirked as she back me up to him as I sat on his lap, feeling his hard on beneath me.

She kept kissing me and her hands played around with my body as Jayden moaned beneath me.

“So fucking hot” Jayden moaned.

“Hey Sam, have you seen Jay…Oh sorry!” Taylor came into the room as he interrupted us.

“He’ll be a minute” I growled as Taylor smirked and left.

“Why are we always interrupted?” Lizzy laughed which in turn made me and Jayden laugh and completely ruined the mood.

I lifted off of Jayden and kissed his lips before grabbing Lizzy and throwing her on the bed as I laid beside her.

“There’s no privacy in this house” I groan.

“I better go see what they wanted” Jayden huffed.

“Do you need some help first?” I smirked looking down to his trousers where he had a clear tent.

“Don’t tempt me kitten” He growled.

“Shall we help him?” Lizzy smiled getting back up as we both walked up to him.

I kissed him hard on the mouth as he moaned into it as Lizzy began working on his trousers as he hissed in pleasure as we both touched him.

“Dreams do come true” He moaned, his eyes rolling back as we both worked him with our mouths, kissing each other occasionally with passion before working him once more, it didn’t take long for him to shoot his load on us as we licked and sucked on his cock together.

“That was hot” Lizzy smirked, kissing me hard.

“Oh yeah, bathrooms through there if you want to clean up” I smirked and nodded towards my bathroom.

“You two might just be the death of me” Jayden groaned as I kissed his mouth.

“Sam! Brian wants to talk to you!” Taylor shouted from outside the door.

“You’ve got to be kidding me. I’ll be out in a minute!” I shouted back as I heard him snigger.

I quickly washed up when Lizzy was finished and left the room hand in hand with her as Jayden washed up and headed out not long after.

“What do you want?” I asked Brian who was sat with the boys.

“I wanted to say goodbye before I left. I also want to say I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to call you a whore…” He said with his head bent.

“You called her a what?” Lizzy growled as I pulled her to me and held her tight.

“Down girl” I whispered in her ear with a smile.

“I know. I didn’t mean it, I swear, jealousy will get me nowhere, but I’m getting out of your hair and leaving with Beck tomorrow morning and I just wanted to know that we would still stay in touch, I still love all you guys, even you Sammy” He said.

“I’d come find you and murder you myself if you didn’t keep in touch” I smirked as he smiled.

I sat on the sofa between with Lizzy between myself and Jayden as her hands went on both our thighs, I could see the look Brian gave us as I raised a brow and dared him to say something, but he just frowned, shook his head and ignored it.

“It’s going to be weird without you here dude” James said.

“You can come visit, plus I will come back sometimes too. I’m still going to annoy your ass from a long distance” Brian smirked.

Lizzy’s phone rang as she got up and answered it in the corridor.

“So, did I interrupt something earlier?” Taylor whispered in my ear as I blushed.

“Don’t you always” I replied.

“Jayden looked happy” He smirked.

“Oh, he certainly was a very happy boy” I laughed.

“What are you guys laughing about?” Savannah asked.

“Nothing” We said in unison and laughed.

“Sam, I gotta go babe, there’s been a break in back at home. I’ve got to go home for a little while, but I’ll be back, I promise.” Lizzy came into the room.

“I hope you do come back, let me know how everything goes ok? I’ll walk you out” I said.

“I will, I promise. Bye guys” She said and waved to the others, gave Jayden a wink and took my hand leading me out the room.

“Tonight was fun” I said pinning her to the door, kissing her hard.

“I’ll be back for more, don’t have any fun without me baby” She said smirking sexily.

“We have a date to have still remember?” I smile kissing her neck.

“We’ll have that date, I promise, now be good and wait for me” She said kissing me, nipping the hickey and smiles as she walks out the door to her bike.

“If you need anything, call me” I call out.

“I will” She replies before zooming off on her bike with a wave.

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