After Alanis went into her office, I sent the newest prospect after her lunch. Carson just came out of juvie after getting involved with the wrong crowd. We decided in church to start a rehabilitation type program for troubled youth. We started it last year and so far, we’ve had some success in it. We’ve even got families that are having trouble with their children reaching out. The men take care of the boys and the women take care of the girls. The ones that come through here end up talking to the ol’ ladies more than the members. Some decided to stay after their time is up and others decide to take the help offered to get their life in a better place. “Church!”
The men in the room turn towards the room where we hold church and we make our way in. I sit in my seat and wait for the last member to come in. Once the doors are shut, Westyn bangs the gavel on the table, signaling the start of church. “As you all know, Megan has been MIA since we handed her over to Venom. We also have the threat of Alanis’s parents and the fucking governor of Indiana on our asses. They’ve been quiet over the past couple months and if their MO has anything to say about it, they’re about to make an appearance. I have it on good authority that Megan has been spotted with them. We were finally able to get their location earlier today. Snoopy has been working day and night trying to get this information for us.” Westyn cuts off and nods toward Snoopy.
“Her parents have been staying at the governors home. It turns out that her mother is Governor Hanson’s sister. He’s the one that helped Mr. Barton get into office. Turns out that this is why Alanis was promised to him. Originally, she was promised to Charles Marlow until she got pregnant and that changed everything. Hanson found out and made a deal with his sister and brother-in-law. He and his wife split about three years ago and their daughter has leukemia. Our dear ole governor is dirty. He’s got his hands dipped in many different organizations. Mafia, MC, local gangs.” Snoopy says.
“That’s fucking sick. She’s his fucking niece.” Griller says.
“This is true, but it’s not common knowledge. I had to dig very, very deep to get this information. This family is fucked up ten ways to Sunday. The only one in this family that didn’t marry someone that is part of their family is Mrs. Barton. No, she was sold to the Barton’s son when she was of age. The two families wanted to merge together, and what better way to do that than marriage?” Snoopy pipes in. I can’t seem to wrap my head around this. It’s too damn much. Fucking sick. He’s her fucking uncle and wants to marry her. Among other things.
“So, we’ve got a sick as fuck family on our hands. What else is fucking new? I want someone on Alanis and Posey both. We don’t know who they’re coming after, but if I had to guess, it’d be Posey. It’s the easiest way to get to Alanis. Take her daughter and the mama bear comes out.” Westyn says.
“We’ve got men at the school the entire time the kids are there. We’ve had them in place since the first attempt to get Posey. My question is, what does Megan have to gain from joining forces with them? How did they even know about her to begin with?” Axyl pipes in. He has some good answers.
“She thinks that it’ll get her me and Morgan. She thinks that if Alanis is out of the picture, she’ll be able to swoop in and make things better. That’s what most women assume when they do this shit. I’m sure they’ve done their research on us, as we have them. However, we’re easier to find information on. We don’t have anything buried that deep. The only thing that can’t be found about the club is the illegal shit that we were involved in, but we’re legit now. They don’t have anything on us to force our hand or attempt to. That’s how they found out about Megan. We were together for four years before she disappeared. Now she wants what she knows she can’t have.” I speak up for the first time since the meeting started.
“There’s more.” Snoopy interjects. “She has some men from Venom’s club that are loyal to her. She was the one driving the car that chased Alanis. The men that were loyal to her are the ones that were doing the shooting. Venom didn’t catch them all. I was able to get video footage from traffic cams set up here and there. It wasn’t easy to clear the images, since the cameras are older than fucking dirt, but I did. I was able to get photos of the people in the car. The only window that was tinted was the windshield.” With each word he says, my blood boils hotter and hotter.
“They’re all fucking dead. Every last one of them. Give Megan to one of the ol’ ladies. She’s fucking gone too. They cost me to lose a child. My wife cries every damn night in her sleep because of it. She tries to be strong, but she’s in so much pain it’s not even funny. They will pay for what they caused her to go through. They caused her to lose one of her children. It kills me that we won’t be able to see them grow up with their twin, but it kills me even more when I wake up to my wife whimpering in her sleep and tears falling down her cheeks.” I snarl out.
“We’ll get them brother. No one messes with one of ours and gets away with it. That shit doesn’t fly here. We know what you’ve both lost. We haven’t experienced it, but we’re here with you every step of the way.” Doc says. Before we can continue, a prospect bursts through the chapel doors. “What the fuck prospect! You know you’re not supposed to be in here.”
“I’m sorry, but there’s a situation in the main room that needs your attention.” He says before rushing back out. We all jump to our feet and make our way to the main room. When we get there, we see one of the prospects laying on the pool table with a gunshot wound to the stomach. The other prospect is trying to stop the bleeding. These two were supposed to be at the school with the kids. I look to where Gavin is standing. He’s pale.
“What the fuck is going on?” Westyn bellows out, causing the room to go instantly quiet. We’re waiting for an answer when Alanis comes rushing from the room. I’m not sure how long this shit has been going on. I don’t even know how long we were in church, but as soon as I see her face, I know something’s wrong. Something that could only involve Posey. She rushed towards me and places the phone on speaker. The room is quiet until the phone goes dead. It happens in slow motion. Alanis falls to her knees with a wail, Gavin falls to his knees. Snoopy rushes to his brother. I rush towards my woman. The only sound that could be heard is the wails coming from my wife.
“Brother, we need to calm her down. The baby.” Doc says. I know he’s right. We may not be as high risk right now, but anything could happen. I give him a nod and try and clam my woman down. “I need Hannah and Aliana here. We can’t move him from where he is without losing him.” Doc’s words fade as I focus on my woman.
“We’ll get her back babe. We will. I’ll personally get her back. Our grandbaby too. I need you to calm down for this little one you’re carrying.” I lift her from the ground and take her to our room in the clubhouse. I kick the door closed after I get us in the room and lay her down on the bed.
“My baby. Eliot, I can’t lose her.” I hold her tight and kiss her forehead. I’ll get my daughter back, if it’s the last thing I do. I’m not sure how long we’ve been laying here when her breathing evens out and she falls asleep. I need to get up and find out what the hell happened, but I don’t want to leave her right now. No matter how much I don’t want to, I know that I have to if I want to find my daughter. Slowly, I make my way out of the room and back into the main room.
“I was waiting for her to come out of class. She had to stay over because she was having trouble with one of her assignments and needed extra help. I told her I’d wait outside the building for her. It happened so fast. The two prospects were waiting by the doors for her to come out. One went down and the other got him out of the way. More bullets sprayed and then I heard her screaming. I jumped out of my car and ran towards the back of the building. They were stuffing her unconscious body into a trunk. I couldn’t recognize them. They had masks on and by the time I made it to where the vehicle was, they were gone.” I hear Gavin say when I get to the mouth of the room.
“Don’t worry, we’ll get her and your baby back safe.” Snoopy tells his brother.
“How is she brother?” I look to see who was talking to see Axyl.
“As good as someone who just found out that their daughter has been taken by unknowns. She’s fucking devastated and I don’t know how to help her. The only thing I know that I can do is bring our girl back. She’s asleep right now and I’m not sure how long that’s going to last. She’s fucking devastated brother. She lost a baby and then to turn around and lose your daughter? Fuck man. I’m barely hanging on.” I tell him.
“We’ve got your back brother. My charter is going to stay and help you out as much as we can. I sent my VP back to look over things there. I’ve got a soft spot for your ol’ lady. She reminds me of someone that was very close to me, and later taken from me.” Blaster says. I give him a chin lift in acknowledgement. I can’t dwell on what he said at this moment. My mind is focused on finding my daughter.
“Morgan is at our house with the sitter.” Axyl says. Thank God because I don’t think I can answer all the questions he’s going to have right now. I need to get my mind right before I lose it. That won’t help anyone in this situation.
“Alright. Everyone that isn’t a member get out.” Westyn bellows out. The prospects and ol’ ladies leave the room, leaving Ali and Hannah to help Doc and the rest of us to plan. “We’ll get them back brother. No ifs, ands, or buts. We will get your kid and grandkid back. I can’t promise when, but I can promise that.” I know what he means. We don’t know where they plan to take them, or what they plan to do with her. “Snoopy, I want you to get with Kai’s hacker. I want to know where they’re taking Posey, and I want to know yesterday. Trigger, I need you to real that shit in. I can see you slipping and that won’t do anyone any fucking good.” Snoopy rushes from the room to his room to get busy on his orders. I try to real in my anger and frustrations. I think of my wife and my kids. I think of the baby that’s going to be here in five months and it helps. I can still feel the anger simmering under my skin, but I’m calmer now.
“I’m good pres.” I say and he gives me a nod.
“Gavin, what did the car look like?” He asks.
“It was a red Oldsmobile. One of the windows was taped up. There wasn’t a plate so I couldn’t get that. The men were about five-foot-ten. I can’t think of anything else.” He says.
“That’s good enough. Go on and get something to eat. We’ll get her back. I promise you that.” Westyn says. He nods and gets up to go to the kitchen. “Let’s plan.”