My press on nails dried and I started braiding my hair (it looks like the one Lara Croft wears). I looked in the mirror and looked at my face. My little freckles, my black eyes, and my rich brown skin. Behind me, I saw the door open and I pulled out headphones and turned around to see Rowan.
“Hey princess. I made breakfast.”
My stomach growled and I just realized that I was super hungry. I blushed and turned my head away.
“Thanks. I didn't realize how hungry I was.” He walked closer and handed me the plate. It looks good. I bit it and I hum “ I didn't think a gang leader could cook so well. Good job.” I said.
“Learnt it from my mom.” He answered with a shrug, I nodded and kept eating. It was silent but comfortable, until he broke it.
“Why did you sleep on the floor?”
“Cause your not my boyfriend for starters and I haven’t roomed with a guy before so I was trying to find my comfort zone.” I shrugged at the end. “You should take a shower I got lake water on you earlier,” I said before he could say anything else. He rolled his beautiful eyes and walked into the bathroom. I finished breakfast and threw the plate in the trash and jumped on the bed when I heard a gunshot. What the fuck? Was there an intruder? Why was there a gunshot?
I was tearing up. I decided to run to the bathroom where Rowan was. “Rowan there was a gunshot downstairs and I'm scared.” I hugged him with tears streaming down my face. He wrapped his arm around my head and pulled me against his bare chest.
“It was just Keith and others doing target practice that's all princess. No one would be stupid enough to break into my home. As long as I'm around you'll be safe.” Rowan cooed at me. I nodded in his chest and slowly began to calm down.
“I'm sorry. I must sound like a big baby don't I? I'm sorry I just barged in here as soon as I got scared.”
“I'm not mad princess, here why don't you stay here and I'll check on the guys?” I nodded and watched him walk out.
I had to lie to her there was no way I could tell her the truth. Not yet at least. I head downstairs to see Keith, Kay, Trent, and Carter cleaning up Manny's now dead body.
Carter gave a salute and walked out, “Y’all cleaned up well, good job. Prepare to send his body to his family they deserve to see him once more.” My friends nodded and got to work.
I run upstairs to check on Bella in the bedroom. She was at the balcony looking over the backyard. “I think we should start getting ready to go to my parent's house. ”
She nodded and stopped in front of me. “Out. I need to change.”
I blinked a couple of times and smirked “Awe the princess wants alone time? You'll have to kick me out for that to happen.”
This time Belladonna smirked and took my arm and led me to the open door and flipped me over her shoulder. I looked at the door in surprise and I walked down the stairs.
“What's with the face Rowan?” I shake my head at Trent’s question and waited for Bella to finish. Bella. She's not like the women I’m used to. This is interesting.
After flipping Rowan out of our room I began to change. I put on my shirt, skirt, tights, and heels. I even put on mascara and matte light pink lipstick.
I walk downstairs to see Trent, Kay, and Keith all dressed up and Rowan glaring at me. “You challenged me and arose to the challenge.” I giggled winking at him, “Now hurry up and change.”
Rowan got up and walked upstairs grumbling as he did so.
“So what happened with you and Rowan?” I turned and shrugged, “As I said Rowan challenged me and I rose to the challenge.”
“Oh, Bella? I forgot to mention. We’re going to have to act like we're dating. It'll make our lives so much easier.” Rowan said coming down the stairs.
“Excuse me?” This is the definition of BULLSHIT.
“Its cause every girl he's brought to his parent's house were hoes.”
“Damn if that's true, I'm way out of your league.” Kay and Trent laughed while high fiving me.
“Whatever let's go,” Rowan said wrapping his arm around my waist as we walked to the trucks.
It was a quick ride there, Rowan still had his arm around my waist as we entered the house.
“We’re a home mom!” Trent and Kay called out.
“Oh look the idiot squad is here.” A voice called back a woman her voice sounded familiar to me for some reason.
A woman came out from a room holding a toddler. She had curly light brown hair, brown eye pupil outlined with silver. She wore a long black sleeve shirt and a red skirt with dark tights and flats. Is that?... It is!
“Destiny!” I walked forward opening my arms for a hug.
“Belladonna? It's been so long! How are you?” Destiny replied giving me a side hug and kiss on the cheek.
“I'm good. Being Rowan’s girlfriend has brought a new joy into my life. Hi Rosie, can I get a hug?” Then Rosie leaned over and latched onto me
“Wait, you know my sister and niece?” I nodded, “Yea. She needed a babysitter and I needed some extra cash of my own, so I became her babysitter for a while.”
“Wait your my little brother's girlfriend? The world is ending. You're such an angel oh I can't wait for the wedding!”
I laughed nervously, “Where's your husband or your mom or dad? Especially your dad I would like to see him again. It's been a while. I'll even take care of Rosie while you catch-up with your little brother.” Before Destiny could answer I disappeared.
“Oh, I shouldn't tease her like that. You're her first boyfriend after all.” Destiny said.
I blinked in surprise, but played it off, “Yea. She's kinda still getting used to the fact we’re actually dating.” I look at Destiny, “Bella knows you're single now right?”
“I don't think so.”
“Dinners ready. Everyone come to the dinner table.”
“You heard mom everyone let's go.”
Everyone was at the table. I was still holding onto Rosie even playing a round of patty cake.
“You can keep her if you'd like.” I looked up and saw everyone staring at me.
“I'm sorry, you were probably waiting for me to pay attention.” I blushed and faced the toddler towards the table.
“I'd like to know how the hell my younger brother got you to be his girlfriend.”
“Oh, you ARE his girlfriend. I was hoping that was the case. I'm so tired of seeing prostitutes, strippers, and plastic hoes.” Mrs. Adan said, I choked on my food, and Rowan patted my back to help me out.
I nodded at Rowan in thanks before turning my attention to Mr. Adan. “It's nice to see you again, how are you?”
“Not well, my second in command Manny is missing and no one seems to know where he is.” I saw Rowan, Keith, Trent, and Kay freeze for a moment before continuing to eat. I shot Rowan a look of concern but he waved it off, “Also Akira is missing.” Rowan rolled his eyes at his father's glare.
“What is it, old man? Why do you keep staring at me?”
“You know something about Manny's disappearance don't you?”
“No. Why would I? I don't care about your employees.”
“You're lying you know more than you're letting on!” Mr. Adan yelled.
This is gonna be in two parts.