CHAPTER 21: SECRET MISSIONS REVEALED
a/n long paragraph so be prepared!!
I regretted those words as soon as they left my mouth. I was so pissed off at that moment that I didn’t even realise what I said and who I said it too.
My heart broke as I saw those tears fall out of her eyes, knowing that I was the cause of them. I’m such an idiot, why did I let my anger get the best of me?
“Don’t worry this won’t happen again.” My whole world collapsed as soon as I heard those words. Before I could even react, Jess was already walking out of the door. “Jess, WAIT!” I shouted after her.
I panicked and looked over to the boys. They all stood up simultaneously and were all looking at my face. “WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR, GET UP AND GO AFTER HER?” Billy shouted while pulling me on my feet. “We are such pricks; we made our baby sis cry.” Max said tugging his hair as we made our way out the door.
What have I done?
I started banging on the door as soon as I reached her door. The boys joined me in shouting as we tried to get her to open the door. I tried opening the door with my key, but she was clever enough to leave the key in.
I saw a small piece of paper slide under the door. “Boys look!” I shouted to catch their attention.
I bent down to pick the paper up, my heart stopped when I read what was written.
Today was exactly why I kept myself away from relationships. Do you know how used you have made me feel? You’ve broken my heart into pieces by your one act. I’m not continuing this relationship any further. What’s happened, has happened, forget it. I don’t want anything to do with you anymore. The only relationship that will be between us is a professional one. I’m done Adam.
“JESS PLEASE, OPEN THE DOOR, LET ME EXPLAIN PLEASE!” I resumed banging on the door even harder than before. I looked over at Billy, he was looking as guilty as I was. But I have no one to blame but myself.
I don’t know how long I had been banging on the door for, but my hands were red from the force I was using. I was about to burst, my heart felt like it was being pulled out of my chest.
I seized all movements when I heard an unfamiliar voice behind me shout. “WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING?”
I turned around to see who it was, but I couldn’t recognise the individual in front of me. “Who are you?” Matt asked. He was as confused as me. The male in front of me looked pissed.
The feelings mutual mate.
“What are you doing in front of my bunnies’ apartment?” He raised his voice.
Why the fuck is he calling my baby bunny?
Before I could even reply, Jess flung the door open, tears running down her face. “Jacob!” She shouted before running towards him to hug him.
I couldn’t hear anything. All I could see was my baby hugging another man that wasn’t me. Anger, sadness, confusion. That’s all I could feel.
I called Jess not realising when the words flew out. She referred to me as Mr Hughes. And it was at that point I realised the damage I had done.
THE NEXT MORNING
I barely even slept last night. All I could think about was Jess. After the encounter I had with that man I tried to talk to Jess, I banged on her door again, but it was of no use. I looked at the time and realised I was very late for work. The matter I had snapped at Jess for still needed to fix.
I quickly got up and got ready. I made my way out of the door and headed over to Jess’s house. I raised a fist to knock when the door suddenly opened.
“Jess.” I sighed in relief.
She looked at me with a blank face. “Mr Hughes.” She didn’t utter another word. Her face was puffy as if she had been crying all night. I had no one to blame other than myself. “Jess please let me expl..” she cut me off as she turned around to lock the door. “Mr Hughes, I shall meet you at the office.” She walked off towards the lift. I followed after her hoping she would cool down a bit so I could talk to her. The lift doors opened, and my brothers were stood there, as if they were expecting us. “Jess.” They all said at the same time. I probably would have laughed if the situation had not been so serious.
She walked in turning her back to them before saying a quick good morning.
Matt put his hand on Jess’ shoulder to gain her attention. “Baby sis, please talk to us. We are really sorry for what happened last night but please just let us explain.” My brothers were all extremely stressed. What we did last night was a dick move and Jess was right to be treating us the way she is because I mean I would probably do the same.
She shrugged Matts hand off and turned to look at him. “Mr Hughes, it is no longer appropriate for you to call me your baby sister so I would appreciate it if you refrained from doing so, and as for an explanation, I am your employee, you don’t have to justify yourself, being my boss and all.” She turned back around and walked out of the lift. Billy put his hand on my shoulder. “we really fucked up didn’t we.” He said shaking his head.
I didn’t respond but walked out of the lift following Jess. She was about to get into a taxi when I shouted her. “Why are you getting a cab? We are going to the same place, and you always come with us so get in my car” I pulled her away from the cab and closed the door.
She opened the taxi door again and looked at me with a look of sadness. “Mr Hughes, that was before. The situation has changed dramatically, I will no longer come with you to the office, I will make my own way.” She sat in the taxi, and I stared at her as she drove away.
“ADAM WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU PLAYING AT? WHY ARE YOU NOT SAYING ANYTHING TO HER? YOU’RE LETTING HER GO WITHOUT EVEN TRYING!” Max shouted at me.
“I’m just giving her a bit of time. Do not think I have let go of her like that. By the end of the day, she will know the real reason behind our behaviour.” No one spoke after that. We made our way to the office and went on with our normal routine. It pained me when I first entered my office because Jess wasn’t there, instead she was in the office that I made for her across from me. I didn’t say anything. I stuck to my word for giving her time. Throughout the morning, Jess kept her professional attitude, but it was really starting to piss me off, mainly because she kept telling me to refer to her as Miss Taylor instead of Jess or baby. But still, I shrugged it off.
It was now lunch time and I thought it was time to speak to Jess, she has had more than enough time to herself. I got up from my chair and headed over to Jess’ office. I opened the door to see Jess laughing with Jed, an employee from the finance department. Jess’ eyes widened when she saw me. I think I literally had steam coming out of my ears.
She stood from her chair and gulped. “M…. Mr Hughes, did I forget a file?” she asked pushing hair behind her ears. I looked at Jed who looked like he was about to crap himself because I looked at him. “Jed. Do you mind telling me what you’re doing here?” I glared at him waiting for him to answer while he was sweating sat in his chair.
“Mr H…. Hughes. I…I Just came to ask Jess if she wanted to c…come for lunch with me to the restaurant across t…the road.” He stuttered, shaking like a leaf.
I mimicked his actions but instead of fear, I was shaking in anger. “Miss Taylor. Her name is Miss Taylor. And you come up here to ask her on a date?” I was furious. Jess walked around her desk and walked towards me. “Mr Hughes, it’s not what you think. He really was just asking me to go to lunch with him. And we have the same break time anyway so I said I will go with him.” She turned around to look at the idiot still sat in his chair. “Jed, I will meet you outside in 15 minutes.”
That’s all it took for me to blow.
“NO ONE IS MEETING ANYONE ANYWHERE! IF I SEE YOU AROUND JESS AGAIN ILL KICK YOU OUT OF HERE QUICKER THEN YOU CAN BLINK. GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY FACE! NOW!” I was breathing heavily by time I had finished shouting. Jay didn’t wait to be told again and ran out of the room.
I looked at Jess and glared at her shocked face. I walked over to her slowly. For every step I took, she took a step back. She was stopped by the desk. I caged her in with my arms and brought my head forward, my nose skimming hers. “What did I say to you, huh?” She broke eye contact and looked at the floor. I grabbed her chin and made her look at my face. “Did you forget everything we went through over night?” She didn’t speak but her eyes welled up with tears. I sighed and pulled her into my chest, wrapping my arms around her. She didn’t protest and gripped my shirt and began sobbing.
“Jess, I am so sorry. I didn’t mean for any of this to happen. Please let me explain everything and you will understand why I did what I did. I’m not condoning my behaviour but please let me just explain.” I waited for her to calm down before taking her across to my office. I sat on the couch with Jess in my lap sobbing. I called the boys and told them to come ASAP. I know your probably thinking that I’m an idiot for calling the boys instead of just directly talking to her but it’s not just my story to tell, plus the boys really do want to apologise for their behaviour even though I keep telling them that it is all my fault. “Shush babe, shush.” I kept rubbing her back until the boys came busting through the door. They all ran over to me and Jess and kneeled in front of her. “Jess we are so sorry. We are such pricks for behaving the way we did but please forgive us.” Billy finished grabbing her hand rubbing a thumb over the top. Matt went next. “Baby sis, please forgive us. In fact, don’t forgive us but don’t ignore us. Scream and shout at us but don’t ignore us please.” And finally, Max. “look Jess I know your angry and you probably want to tell us to all fuck off, but I can’t do that. I care about you too much which is why I’m saying sorry from the bottom of my heart. We never meant for that to happen, but it was the situation we were in that made us act like that, but we didn’t mean it please forgive us.” Max was on the verge of tears. He voice wobbled which caught Jess’ attention just as a tear fell out of his eye. I looked over to my other two brothers to see that they had their heads down with tears flowing down their face too.
My heart broke seeing my brothers in tears. I knew the reason of their tears was partially Jess but a major part of it was because of what we found out yesterday. “boys” I whispered. My own tears threatening to fall out.
Jess jumped out of my lap and onto the floor pulling all 3 of my brothers into a hug while sobbing with them. “w..why a…re you al..l crying?” Jess managed to get out through her sobs. She looked over at me. And grabbed my hands. “Please tell me what happened. They would never cry just because I stopped talking to them. Somethings happened. Tell me please.” I picked her up and held her to my chest tightly. “I will princess, I will. But I need you all to calm down first.”
They all wiped their tears and looked up at me waiting for me to start.
`Here goes nothing.
“Baby do you remember yesterday I got a call and had to leave for work?” Jess nodded her head to confirm so I continued.
“Well, that call was the reason for our mood. There is a case no one knows of other than me and my brothers. The only reason I’m telling you is because of the way we acted yesterday, and because we’re going to need your help. Now, I know I don’t need to tell you this, but whatever is told to you today is in the strictest of confidence and should not reach another person’s ear. Am I clear?” I needed to make sure that she understood the severity of the situation, it was imperative that this information didn’t reach another’s ears. She responded by nodding her head. “I won’t tell anyone. I promise.” She looked at me with her innocent eyes. I’m such a heartless bastard for making her cry.
I looked at my brothers and waited for their approval to carry on. They all nodded to which I continued.
“I’ll try and keep it short. Do you remember a bit back ago, I told you that I had a cousin who disappeared, and we couldn’t find him despite using all the resources we had?” I paused looking at Jess who had a confused look on her face. She nodded in reply. “Well, he didn’t actually disappear, he was kidnapped. My cousin was not the only one though. The person behind this has kidnapped many other men, men who were fit and healthy and could work as labourers against their will. They have been kept in a place where they are not even able to see the light of day, they are unaware of what day it is, what year it is, how long they have been away from their families, locked away like animals without a say.” I paused as tears fell out of my eyes. I shook my head and aggressively wiped my tears.
Why the fuck am I crying?
Jess grabbed my hands and gently wiped my face ridding me of my tears. I took her hand, placing a gentle kiss on it, finding a sense of comfort in her present. I pulled her closer to my chest before continuing.
“We found out about this a couple of months before you came and since then we have been trying to gather information on the case so we can free my cousin and the rest of the men in there. Yesterday when Billy called me it was because there had been a change of plan. We went to attack because we found out that they were getting ready to move the men to another institute, so we had to move fast. But by the time we reached, they had already gone. We were too late. That’s why when we came home were in such a bad mood and that’s why I snapped. I’m not saying what I did was fair, I should never have taken my anger and stress out on you, and I am really sorry that happened, but I promise I will never do that ever again. Please forgive me.” I finished gripping her hands hoping she would forgive me. I know I had no excuse to do what I did but it was a spur of the moment thing.
I was looking at her hands when I felt her grab my face with both hands. I looked up at her to see tears streaming down her face. Before I could even ask her, what was wrong, she started shaking her head. “I am so sorry. That must have been awful when you found out about your cousin. I can’t imagine what it must have felt like. I am such a bitch I made this all about me when you were going through so much, I am so sorry Adam. Boys, please forgive me for being so selfish I promise I won’t do anything like that ever again.” She hung her head down in embarrassment. I quickly pulled her into a hug which very quickly turned into a group hug as Billy, Matt and Max joined in and made a pile on top of me. We all burst out laughing at out how childish we were being.
“Boys get off your squishing Jess.” They quickly jumped off and sat back on the floor. I pulled Jess away from my chest and made her look at my face. “You have absolutely no reason to apologise so I don’t want to hear it again. All I am asking for is that you forgive me for the way I behaved with you yesterday I really am sorry, and It will not happen again, and if it does, I give you full permission to slap the shit out of me until I come back to my senses.” All four of them burst out laughing. I couldn’t help but look at all of them and think of how grateful I am to have them in my life.
I was broken out of my thoughts as I saw the boys move to a standing position. I looked at the boys in confusion as they began glaring at Jess. I looked at Jess who looked just as confused as me. She got up from my lap and stood in front of the boys, I mimicked Jess and stood besides her. “Why are you looking at me like that?” Jess asked. I looked at the boys waiting for an answer.
They stood there clenching their jaws. Billy finally opened his mouth to speak, “Do you mind telling us who that man was at your apartment last night?” I tensed as soon as I heard that. I had completely forgotten about him. I crossed my arms and looked at Jess with a blank expression. She stared right at me, and I could have sworn I saw a smirk on her face.
“Oh, you’re talking about Jacob. Aww bless him I was so excited to see him after so long. I love him so much. He’s my big baby, I don’t know what I would do without him.”
I grabbed her a pulled her flush against my chest. I pounced on her lips, bruising them as I went along. I was running out of breath, but I didn’t pull back. It was only when she began fisting my shirt that I moved. “YOU ARE MINE! NO ONE ELSE BUT ME CAN KISS YOU, TOUCH YOU THE WAY I CAN, MAKE YOU FEEL THE WAY I CAN!” I moved my hands up and down her body before tightening my hands on her waist. “All of this is mine and only mine. Do you understand?” I waited for a flustered Jess to answer, in response she nodded her head. “Uh uh, use your words baby, before I make you.” Her eyes widened before she quickly nodded again” I……I understand.”
“Now tell me, who was the boy in your apartment this morning.” I tightened my grip on her hips to let her know how I really felt. To my amazement, Jess just burst out laughing. I looked at my brothers who were just as confused as be. Has she gone mad? She looked at me wiping her tears. “Jacob…...Bahahaha Jacob is the worlds best friend, and he is also my brother.” She again started laughing and my stupid brothers decided to join her. I stood their feeling like an idiot. I just kissed the shit out of her over her brother. I rubbed the back of my neck trying to lessen the embarrassment. But my brothers are such amazing siblings that they didn’t let me lessen anything.
“Bahahahahahah what an idiot. He went bat shit crazy because she was with her brother.”
“Max fuck off and get out of my office!” I didn’t know what to say, so I thought to kick them out.
They all held their hands above their heads before Matt opened his mouth. “Baby bro we are going but would you like me to call Jacob before we go.” They all started sniggering again. What was so funny about that.
They eventually left the room, leaving me and Jess. I could continue with the conversation we were having before, but I’ve had enough of the topic for today.
I looked at Jess who was wiping her face ridding it of the tears. She looked at me with a smile. “I’m sorry if I embarrassed you but it was too funny not to tease you.” She finished giggling again. It’s ok baby I know exactly how to get rid of that smile.
“Jess what did I tell you the first time I met you?” she had a puzzled look on her face. “I told you that you were mine and that no other man from this office shall be alone with you,” her eyes widened as soon as she realised what I was talking about. I took one step towards her, and she took one step back. “I told you what these bastards are like and what did you do? You went and agreed to go out for lunch with them.” “Adam, not all of them are bad, and it’s not like I was marrying him I was just going to get something to eat. No harm done to anyone.” She kept walking backwards as I stalked towards her. She stopped walking as she hit my desk. I took a last step and pinned her against me and the desk. “A…Adam, what are you d..doing?” I smirked at her happy at the way she responds to me.
I pushed her hair behind her ear, before tracing a hand down her jaw. Her breathing escalated. “No harm done, huh.” I picked her up and sat her on the desk. I spread her legs and apart and stood in between them. “you’ve been a very naughty girl Jess; I think it’s time you got punished for your behaviour.” She was panting and I had barely even touched her. “Aa..Adam, let’s talk about this.” She put her hands on my chest as if trying to keep a distance. I grabbed her hands and pulled her against my chest. As close as she could possibly be. “Talk. Who said anything about talking” with that I slammed my lips onto hers, showing her who she really belongs too.
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