Chapter 78: Ghost Is Shocked
I kissed Laura good morning and told her I was going to take a shower but would come and walk with her to breakfast. I walked out of her bedroom and went and showered. I walked back to Laura's room and took her hand. We were holding hands walking to the kitchen. I noticed the members smile at me when they saw me holding Laura's hand.
"As we walked into the kitchen I told a prospect to move and sit in Laura's old chair."
I sat her down next to my chair then I got our plates and coffee before sitting down. I saw the shocked look on Ghosts face.
"What the hell is going on between the two of you Ripper."
I looked over at Ghost. Before I could say anything Laura looked at Ghost and told him, "if is none of your business but Ripper and I are now dating."
" Do you have a problem with that?"
"Yes, I have a problem with that."
" You love me. I love you."
" I don't love you anymore."
" I care for you but not like I care about Ripper."
" For someone who says they love me where were you when I needed support?"
" No where."
"Ripper has always been there for me."
" He loves me and he was not afraid to show it in his own way."
" He didn't ignore me, he told me the truth when I asked him."
" He didn't tell me he was to old for me."
" He is 7 years older than I am but I don't care about that."
"So I can give two shits that you object to me dating Ripper."
" Blade as the president and my brother in law you have an issue with me dating Ripper?"
" I can't and won't interfere in who you choose to date Laura."
? But, I will make sure and warn that person to not hurt you."
I watched as Blade looked at Grace and smiled.
"Grace what about you?"
" No I don't I told Ripper to fight for what he wants."
" Looks like he took the chance."
" Now that is settled you all know that Ripper is my boyfriend."
"And I intend to marry him some day."
I looked down at Laura and smiled.
"So you have your mind set on that do you?"
" Yes, I do."
" So get used to it."
We all laughed but Ghost. I have grown to love Ripper and that is between Ripper and me. It does not concern anyone else. We finished eating and Ripper asked Cookie to make a picnic basket for us.
As we were sitting on the swing I looked over at Leland. Why is he still a prospect I wondered.
"Ripper I need to talk to Blade."
" I will be right back."
" Do not go anywhere."
I walked over and called Blade's name.
"Blade why is Leland still a prospect?"
" He saved my life and took a bullet for me."
" Laura you are right."
" He should be patched in as a full member."
" With the baby and all I forgot."
" We will do it tonight."
" Would you like to put his new cut on him?"
" Yes I would."
" What do you think his road name should be."
"Artist should be his name."
" I like that."
" We will make sure that is what he is called"
". Thank you, Blade."
"Any time Laura."
I smiled as she walked away.
"I like that she is standing up for Leland."
" He did save her life and took a bullet doing it."
" I told William to get the cut for Leland and that his road name will be artist."
Later that night after supper we were all sitting at the bar. I saw William put the box on the bar. The members looked at it and wondered who was becoming a full fledged member.
I stood up and walked to the front of the bar.
"I was reminded that a prospect deserved to become a full fledged member."
" I agreed with this person."
" So Leland please come forward."
" For saving Laura and taking a bullet meant for her you will remove your cut."
"Laura please come forward."
I saw Leland look at me in surprise. I took the cut handed to me.
"Leland you saved my life."
" I felt that you showed your love for your president by saving me when you didn't have to."
" You showed bravery in protecting this club."
" Therefor I demanded that Blade make you a full patched in member."
I put the cut on Leland and kissed his cheek.
"Leland you will now be know as Artist."
" This is due to your work on your brothers bikes. You are a true artist."
I tuned and walked back and sat on Rippers lap.
"You did a good thing Laura."
" I did didn't I?"
Leland or Artist now looked over at me and back to Blade.
" Thank you, Blade."
" Go celebrate."
I walked to the table the members sit at. I can't believe that Laura did this for me.
I looked over at Laura and smiled. She really is a sister. I was happy that Ripper got with Laura. He is a good man and Ghost treated Laura like shit. Laura deserves to be happy. Grace put Digger into Laura's arms.
She will make a good mother. I watched as Ripper kissed Laura. Grace walked over with the picnic basket and sat it on the table. She handed Ripper a blanket and took Digger from Laura.
"Go on your picnic you two."
I stood up and picked up the basket and took Laura's hand and walked out the back door to the woods. I found a little creek that would make a good picnic for us that afternoon.