Chapter 77: Laura Gets An Infection
I drove home whining. I grabbed a oversized shirt from the back seat and put it on. I did not want them to know I was shot. I walked into the club holding my side where the bullet hit me. I walked by Wolf and Ripper not stopping to talk.
"You were out late tonight Laura."
" I was working I said."
I hurried on down the hallway. I walked into my bedroom and headed to the bathroom. I removed the shirt and threw it in the clothes basket. I got into the shower and washed the blood off.
I was still bleeding so I grabbed surgical pads, gause, tape and peroxide from under the sink. I poured the peroxide on the wound and gritted my teeth. I then taped the surgical pads and wrapped the gauze around my waist taping it.
I continued to clean the wound and work. I stayed away from the clubhouse as much as I could. "
"two weeks later Ripper asked me if I was alright."
" I am fine Ripper thank you, for asking."
I continued to watch Laura and one day I saw Ghost grab her waist and she screamed.
I ran over and jerked his hands off of her.
"Don't touch her like that again Ghost."
I picked Laura up and carried her to the doctors office. She was burning up.
"Doctor something is wrong with Laura."
I saw the blood on her shirt. I watched as the doctor cut it off. I saw bandages on her side.
"What the hell happened to her doctor."
As he removed the bandages he gasped.
"She has been shot."
Who the hell would shoot her I wondered.
"It is infected Ripper."
"I am going to have to clean it and it is not going to feel good."
I watched as the doctor started cleaning the wound. Laura tried to get him to stop. I walked over and called her name.
"Laura please let the doctor clean your wound."
"Ripper it hurts."
" Please make him stop."
" I am finished."
" I will give her shot to clear the infection."
" Laura I need to change the bandages every day."
" So come and see me."
" Is the bullet out?"
" A bullet grazed her that's all."
You can take her to her room. I lifted her into my arms and carried her down the hall to her bedroom. I lay her in her bed covered her and walked out of the room. I saw Ghost walking out of his room.
As I walked past him he looked at me.
"So she won't talk to me, or touch me."
" Are you fucking her Ripper?"
" I lost it and punched him and he flew down the all out into the bar."
" We were going at it hot and heavy."
The brothers pulled us a apart.
"Don't ever talk that way about Laura again Ghost."
" Laura and I are not fucking."
" You are the one fucking anything that will spread its legs for you."
" For you information which is none of your business she was shot a few days ago and it got infected."
"I just put her in bed after the doctor cleaned the wound."
" And even if I was having sex with Laura it would be between me and her."
" At least I would never treat her the way you have."
" She loved you."
" You ignored her and now you want her".
"She doesn't want you."
" She won't let you near her and if you ever grab her that way again I will be happy to fight you again."
" She trusted you out of all of us."
" I can't figure out why or why she loved you but she did."
" Stay away from her Ghost."
I stormed out of the club. I won't let her stay her around him. I have money. Lots of it. I rode to town and walked into the realtor office. I am looking to buy a small house with two bedrooms close to town. What do you have available?
The woman showed me three of them. The one I choose for Laura was just one mile from the clubhouse and two miles from town. I bought it for her. Put it in the name of Laura Riker. I paid for the house and was given a copy of the deed. The original will be sent to her.
I hope that she will stop going out bounty hunting.
"I called Leigh and told her that Laura is sick."
" She said that she will have Laura work in the office instead of going out."
" That Laura can talk to the police and do the investigating part of the job."
" I thanked her and hung up the phone."
I looked up as Grace sat down holding Digger.
"Ripper you are really protective of Laura."
" What are your real feelings for her?"
" Laura is beautiful, smart, loving, and cares for us just as much as you do."
" Not what I am asking Ripper."
I looked into Graces eyes.
"I love her."
" That is what I thought."
" I feel in love with her the day I looked into her eyes."
" But she loved Ghost."
" Ripper don't cheat if you want to be around her."
" I couldn't even if I wanted to Grace."
"I dream about her all the time."
" But she doesn't care for me like that."
" How do you know?"
" Have you seen her ride behind anyone else?"
" How did she ask to take her home from the hospital?"
" Who does she sit with in the club?"
" Then do what you told her to do."
"Fight for her."
" For god's sakes Ripper. Take her on a picnic."
" When she is feeling better."
" Grace, I bought her a small house a mile from the club."
" Why did you do that?"
" So she could go stay somewhere away from the shit she is going through."
" To live in if she wants to."
" I have the money."
" More than enough since I have no one else to spend it on."
I looked up and saw the doctor walk to our table.
"Ripper, Laura is asking for you."
" I just changed her dressing and the wound is looking better."
" Thanks Doctor."
" I will talk to you later Grace."
I walked down the hall to her room. I opened the door and walked in shutting it behind me.
"Laura you wanted to see me?"
" I missed you Ripper"
". Come and lay with me."
I took my boots off then my cut laying it across the chair.
I walked over and lay on the bed with Laura. I felt her move closer to me and lay her head on my chest.
" Yes Laura."
" Can I ask you something?"
" You can ask me anything Laura."
" Why don't you have a girlfriend?"
"I found her months ago."
" Then where is she?"
" She doesn't even know I exist."
" Well she does but she only liked me like a friend or brother."
" Who is she?"
I looked down at Laura. I heard Grace telling me to fight for Laura.
"Laura, that girl is you."
" I fell for you the day we looked into each others eyes."
" But you didn't have eyes for me."
" You loved Ghost."
" Ripper what if I told you that I like you."
" Not as a brother."
" I like you more than a friend."
I rolled her onto her back and looked in her eyes.
"When did your feelings start changed toward me Laura?"
" When you were teaching me self-defense."
" That day we were practicing and you were leaning over me while I lay on the mat."
" I wanted to kiss you then."
I leaned down and kissed her.
" No, like this."
I opened my mouth and bit his bottom lip and then put my tongue in his mouth. I kissed Ripper with everything I had. I moved down his chin to his neck. I sucked and licked his sweet spot and heard him moan. Then he was kissing me. Soon I was moaning his name.
Ripper is moaned as I moved my hands under his shirt. I felt him move his hands under my shirt and rub my knipples. I arched against him. I felt him reach inside my shorts and rub my clit. Then he put two fingers in me. I felt my muscles tighten and I had an orgasim.
I watched as Ripper licked my juice off his fingers.
"Laura will you go on a picnic with me?"
" Yes, I will." I smiled down at her.
"Laura will you be my girlfriend?"
I saw her smile and then she pulled me down and kissed me again.
"I thought you would never ask."
" Laura I do want to make love to you."
" But not yet."
" I would love to make out with you though."
" Until we are ready to go all the way as they say."
I rolled off of her and pulled her into my arms.
"When can you get up and move around?"
" Then we are going on our picnic then."
We both fell asleep and didn't wake up until morning. I slept with Laura in my arms. I like that. I want to do this every night.