"Hello?" Lourdes said
answering the phone cautiously. She was at home for once and
shouldn't be taking his calls.
"Baby please don't
hang up, I need to talk to you." Alexsander
"I can only talk for a
minute, I'm busy." She said lining up all her
"I need to tell you
something and you have give me a chance to explain myself before
you hang up."
Lourdes sat down at
the kitchen table. "I can already tell that you're setting me up
for a big one....so come on, out with it."
"Celia is in
"I'm sorry. It's not
my fault, I tried to break it off."
"Perhaps you should
have tried harder." She said calmly.
"Look, things haven't
been going so well and we're trying to be cordial but I need a
little relief. Will you come over?"
believe your still in town. All the plans have been changed, so
There was silence on
"Can I see
"That's a no can do,"
she spoke, "I'm playing chef all week for my own
"I know that, and
we'll be out and about for the most part, but I was thinking
whenever you landed a free moment."
"Please Lourdes. I'll
do anything, name your price."
"Slow your roll pal."
"Will you please do
this for me!" He begged. "Gabe has told her so much about you.
She's expecting to meet you and she wants to hang out with other
people besides me, This is her first time
"Okay Lourdes listen,
I'm trying really hard to get through this also. It's been a long
week, you know I have to go away, I'm fucking tired and I need
you to cut me some slack. If she doesn't meet you, she might
assume that you are the reason why I'm trying to break things off
with her. We don't want to let this get blown out of proportion.
Just come over for one night. A couple of hours. I'll do anything
Lourdes was silent
while she thought about how bad this predicament could get. "If
you want me to do this," she said, "you have to pay the piper
"Okay," he said, "name
"This is my price,"
she said, "no more of us."
"I'm saying," she
said, "no more letters, no more texts, no more messages, no more
"I'm serious Alex. I
don't think you know how hard it's going to be for me to do
"It's out of my
hands." He said.
"I know." She said
softly. "But none of that matters now. This is what I
"It's almost Turkey
day baby!" Kenneth said as he gave Lourdes a hug, taking off
black boxing gloves. "Thanks for coming on such short
Lourdes handed him a
homemade apple pie. "Oh please," she waved her hand, "thank you
for doing this, I know you could have said
"Now why would I do
that? And miss a chance to see you again, nah." He smiled,
balancing the pie and tossing down the
Lourdes was glad that
she hadn't dressed up to see him. Kenneth's dyed blonde hair was
spiked to the side perfectly, but his t-shirt was soaked through
with sweat. Normally that would be a turn on for Lourdes, (all
those bulging farmer boy muscles), but she didn't want his sweat
getting on her cute outfit.
"Come on in, make
yourself at home." He said.
Lourdes felt a quick
rush of anxiety. This use to be her home, once upon a time. She
never technically lived there, but her and Kenneth had spent so
much time together in the past, she practically lived
"How did you manage to
escape your family?" He asked. "Isn't the whole clan
"I told them I was
going to run out and hunt down another free range bird before the
big dinner." She smiled following him into the
"And they believed
that?" He asked. "You? On the bus? Hunting down
"Oh shut up." She said
going into his bedroom with him. "So how bad is this going to be?
Do I need to be worried."
Kenneth took off his
sweaty t-shirt and tossed it at her smiling.
"Mmm." She said
fighting the desire to smell his scent, tossing it over to his
wicker hamper. She use to love the way he
Kenneth smiled. "I hit
the bricks pretty hard, I need a shower first. You don't mind do
Lourdes shook her head
no. "I'll just wait out here." She pointed to the direction of
the living room.
"Or you could join
me." He said pointing to the direction of the
"Tempting," she said,
"but I think I'll be a good girl today and behave
"Well that's no fun."
"Excuse me Mr.
Officer, but you're supposed to be a man of the law, not breaking
it." She smiled.
"I'm off duty."
Kenneth pulled down his sweat pants and then took off his
slightly, a little thrown off that he would still strip naked in
front of her, but she recovered quickly. "Duty or not," she said,
"I thought rules were important to you."
"I have no rules when
it comes to you." He said. "So meet me in the shower and bring
Lourdes' phone started
to ring. She smiled at Kenneth and held it up. "Saved by the
bell." She said.
"Bummer." He muttered,
going to the shower and closing the door behind
After Kenneth got out
of the shower, he and Lourdes sat down. He had two files waiting
to be presented to her and Lourdes was dying to see what he had
"Before we get
started," he said, "I just have to asked, who is this guy to
"He's a friend of
mines." She said. She already had her answers to his questions
"What kind of friend?"
"Just a friend that I
lost touch with some years back."
"And now he's in the
"What happened with
him?" He asked.
"What do you
"I mean, as long as
I've known you, you've never asked me to pull somebodies record.
"Sometimes I get this
feeling...about him." Lourdes said. "And, I don't know, I guess
this feeling has lead me to this course of
"You were always very
perceptive." Kenneth said. "Very bright."
"So bright that you're
smart enough to only let me know the things that you think I want
"No, Kenneth it's not
like that-" She tried to protest.
"Sure it is." He said.
"But it's okay. I'd rather do this for you and know you're safe,
than blow you off for lack of information."
"I appreciate it." She
He opened up the
prepared for she saw....
"Hey!" Lolita said
giving Lourdes a hug. She looked very pretty. She wore a long
blue velvet mesh dress that swept the floor as she walked. Her
hair was pulled up into a french roll, and she had sparkling blue
earrings to match. "You look great!" She said smiling. Lourdes
wasn't too sure about that. She had on a soft pink blouse with a
short, black, flowing mini skirt and leggings. She had on black
knee high boots that were starting to hurt her feet. The price of
Lourdes handed her two
homemade pies. "For the holiday." She said. There was pecan pie
on the top. Lita peeked in the box to see. "My favorite! How did
you know?" She asked.
"Because Pullo said
don't come over without Lita's pecan pie and," she said tapping
the bottom box, "his favorite pumpkin pie."
"Ick. I hate pumpkin."
Lourdes nodded in
"But thanks for the
goodies." She smiled. "I'm not sharing with
"Not sharing what?"
Pullo came walking up smiling. He was pretty dressed up also.
Black slacks, black shoes, black Armani shirt
"Nothing." Lita said
hugging the pies and disappearing into the
"Hello." Pullo said to
Lourdes giving her a quick kiss.
"Hi." She smiled
"Just dandy." She
"Then don't be a
stranger," he said grabbing her hand, "come on in. To what do I
owe this unexpected pleasure?" He asked. "I thought you couldn't
break away all week."
Lourdes watched him.
She couldn't believe that this was the same guy that she just
read about in a file. Pullo looked at her waiting for her answer.
"I needed to run out for some last minute errands. Thought I'd
stop by and drop a quick hello."
"Such a multi-tasker."
Pullo said kissing her.
Lourdes pulled back
smiling. She studied him...
"One Pullo Archer."
Kenneth said pulling out a military photo. He looked like a kid.
The photo had to have been at least twenty years old. "Son of Dee
and Jasper Archer the first. Brother of Jasper Archer
"A military man."
Lourdes said to herself softly.
"Not just a military
man," Kenneth said, "a highly trained, professional killer. Look
at all these medals, all these accommodations. He has years of
Lourdes looked at
"You didn't know any
of this?" He asked.
She shook her head no.
But she sort of knew about the military
"Do you want me to
keep going?" He asked.
"You said, you haven't
seen him for years right?" He asked.
"If you take a look at
this," he pulled out a a file sheet, "there's a lot that implies
where he's been and the type of work he
"I don't understand
any of this military jargon," she said shaking her head, "it
might as well be in another language, and it's kind of hard to
follow when every other sentence is blacked
"That's how the
information came, it's blacked out for their protection." Kenneth
said. "Being a cop doesn't mean that I have access to everything.
Police jurisdiction and Military jurisdiction are different. I
had to call in a favor just to get a hold of
"So what does this all
"It means that he has
spent the last few years of his life out in the Middle East
working as a mercenary. But-" he pointed to the bottom of the
page, "this is where it all stops. Now something happened there.
Because you can track his locations from place to place and then
it all just stops. He's detained by the military, it doesn't say
why, and then he's off the grid for three years. And now all of a
sudden he's back in town, still a military vet, and here you are
with me wondering if the man your dating is a
"Some people will be
arriving, but not for a couple of hours." Pullo said pulling her
into the bedroom. "How much time do we
Lourdes walked around
the room, looking with new eyes. She was trying to spot
something, anything that should have screamed military to her, a
long time ago. But there was nothing. "I really should just be in
and out." She said turning to face him.
Pullo leaned against
the dresser across the room watching her. "You just got here,
what's the rush?"
Something about him
always screamed danger. But there was no proof in front of her.
Except the look in his eye. It didn't bother her so much that he
was more dangerous than your average man. If fact, she kind of
liked it. She would bet, it's probably what attracted her to
Kenneth in the beginning. Now she was seeing Pullo
So why was she so
"Pullo," Lourdes said,
"where have you been all these years?"
"What?" He asked,
there was a flicker in his eye. "Where is this coming
"On my way over here,
I realized that I hardly know anything about
"And now you want to
get to know me in the next five minutes that you'll be here?" He
said smiling. "I don't think so."
"Well tell me
something," she said, "anything."
Pullo came towards
her. Her heart started beating a little bit faster. "I'll tell
you what," he said, "if all the time I have with you for today,
is the next five minutes, I don't want to do any talking." He
kissed her, pushing her down on the bed. Lourdes kissed him back.
She didn't need all the answers right now. She waited this long,
she could wait a little longer. Her head was still swimming from
all the information that Kenneth had gave her earlier. And
besides, it was kind of hard to focus with his tongue down her
throat. Pullo started tugging at her blouse. He pulled it over
her head in one quick swoop.
"I don't think we have
time for this." She said only protesting just a little. Why was
she here? Was it awful that she was actually turned on by all of
"Sure we do." He said
kissing her neck as his hands started pulling on her leggings. He
raised himself off of her a little to pull them down fast before
she could change her mind.
There was a knock on
"We should get up."
Lourdes whispered. But Pullo stayed on top of her. "Yeah?" He
called out reaching down to unzip her boots and tossing them to
"You two are no fun!"
Lita said from the other side of the door. "Come out and
"Let's go." Lourdes
whispered while he was still pulling off her
"Yeah give us a
minute!" Pullo called out. "We'll be right
"Okay." Lita mumbled.
Footsteps departed from the doorway. Pullo was working on pulling
off her panties.
"We shouldn't do
this," she said, "Lita's right outside the door." He tossed her
underwear to the floor.
"She's a big girl,"
Pullo said kissing her, "she can handle it."
"Yeah but I don't feel
right about having sex when she's in the next
Pullo stuck his hand
under her mini skirt, "Do you feel right about this?" He asked
slipping his fingers inside of her. Lourdes let out a gasp as he
kissed her. She layed back, forgetting herself for a moment.
"Okay, I'm not feeling so bad about this." She
Pullo laughed as he
pulled his fingers out of her. "Let me make you feel even
better." He said, putting his head under her skirt. Lourdes
sucked in her breath as she felt his mouth clamp down on her. She
could feel his hot tongue sliding in and out of her fast. "Oh
my." She said smiling to herself. She lifted up one leg and let
her foot rub his back as he continued to eat her. Pullo paused
for a second, kissing her thigh. "Can I fuck you now, or do you
want me to finish you off like this?"
"You can do whatever
you want," she said with her eyes closed still
Pullo went back to
eating her. Lourdes laid back moaning. Pullo, always knew what he
was doing, with every flick and lick. And he was never one to be
a pillow princess. Lourdes was so turned on she thought that she
was going to cum.
Pullo pulled away. "I
wanna fuck you now." He said. "I wanna feel you cum on my
"What ever you want."
Lourdes said breathless.
"I love it, when you
make it daddy's choice." He said.
Lourdes sat up so fast
she felt dizzy. "Stop." She said.
There was another
knock on the door.
Lourdes got off the
bed picking up her things.
"What?" He asked
again. "What I do, what I say?"
Lita continued to
knock. "Are you guys ever coming out?" She said from the
Pullo stopped Lourdes
by grabbing her hand as she finished getting dressed. "You're not
just going to leave me standing here like this, are you? Was it
something I said...?"
"I already told you,"
Lourdes said to Kenneth, "we're not dating, he's just a friend of
"Good." He said,
putting the second file on top. "Then it won't matter if I show
you these." He opened up the file. There was family photos of
Pullo. He had children. Lourdes looked through more the photos.
There were individual pictures of him with a woman, and another
woman, and another woman and....
"Holy shit." She said.
"He's been married
four times. These are all his previous
looked up surprised. "To all these women? And these are
"His children. Three
"How'd you get
Kenneth didn't say
"Are you not going to
"You asked me to find
out whatever I could about the guy, does it really matter how I
got the information?" Kenneth watched her dark red lips
"I guess not." Lourdes
said holding the pictures in her hands. She looked down at the
photos. "Who are these women? What's their names? What are his
children's names? How old are they?"
Kenneth pulled out
another paper. "It's all on here. Every marriage license, year,
date. Every birth certificate..."
"This one." Lourdes
pointed. "This one says his oldest daughter is almost
"I'm barely ten years
older than her!"
"Is there some kind of
problem?" He asked. "You seem more upset about this than the
"No." Lourdes shook
her head, remembering not to give herself away. "I just didn't
"You just didn't think
that he was a husband and a father?" Kenneth
"It's early yet." Lita
said. "Stay and have breakfast or a Bloody Mary or
"No thanks." Lourdes
said. "I need to get back." She turned and looked at Pullo. "I
Pullo studied her and
smiled slowly. "You owe me one." He said.
"What are you talking
about?" Lita smiled intrigued.
"Why don't you walk me
out." Lourdes said to Lita while giving him the eye. She and Lita
walked out of the house together.
"You want a ride?"
"That would be
lovely." Lourdes said.
"What's wrong?" Lita
said. "I just have a lot on my mind. It's been a long day
"So tell me about it?"
She asked opening the car door.
"Nah." Lourdes said,
looking down at her boots.
"Somethings up with
you." Lita said.
"What are you doing
tonight?" Lourdes asked as they got in.
"Nada." Lita said.
"I'll probably be here with Jasp. and the boys. Some friends
might come over."
"But I'm all for
ditching them if you want to steal me away!" She smiled
"It wouldn't be what
you think." Lourdes said.
Lita started the car
and pulled away from the curb. "So enlighten me." She
"I got myself into a
little trouble with Alexsander and now he wants me to come over
tonight and play nice nice with him and his
fuck?" Lita said slamming on her brakes. "Since when does he have