…………………. I lay awake the moon light casting the shadows of the trees over the entire room. Kane was snuggled against my back one arm under my neck the other over me his fingers playing with mine.
“I’ve missed this” I sighed quietly
“Meg” He moaned
“I don’t know if I can do it Kain”
“What you want to pack up and go back home?” His tone was a little sharp “we talked about this and you getting out when you did was the right thing to do” He moved and rolled me over to face him “Please tell me you’re not thinking of him?”
“No, you saw what I went through for so long you think I’d go back to it” I sat up
“You did once before” I looked back at him
“I didn’t have a whole lot of choice then did I?” I put my head on my knees “you know why it took so long for me to finally walk away and what I’ve had to give up” He sat up and moved behind me laying his head against my back.
“You think it was easy to watch what happened to be so close and not be able to help you. My neck’s on the line over this and if Carter send him the picture of us looking like I was going to kiss you I’m as good as dead” He moved round to face me “I can look after myself though and I have no problem disappearing, what I do have a problem with is you thinking you can’t do this” he rubbed my arms “I believe in you Meg, it’s going to be hard and people will ask questions but your life’s going to have to be a lie to some degree” his hand moved to stroke my cheek.
“Move here with me Kain” I held his hand “You said you don’t have a problem upping and leaving so do it” He closed his eyes and got off the bed and walked into the living room he opened the front door and stepped out onto the porch. I followed him putting my hand between his shoulder blades “Kain?”
“I got the new mattress” He chuckled slightly
“that’s changing the subject isn’t it” I moved round in front f him
“You wouldn’t’ want me to not use it now would you” he put his hands either side of me on the porch rail. I had to smile at him as he held a lopsided grin on his face “after all you brought it for me”
“Yeah well yours was lumpy” I poked his shoulder
“Never held up your snoring” he chuckled
“I don’t snore” I frowned at him
‘Like a damn chain saw” he hugged me to him “I have to go back Meg”
“And what if Carters sent him the picture”
“That I’ll face when I get there” I felt a lump in my throat “I’m okay as long as I know you’re safe”
“You’re a selfish son of a bitch Kain” I pushed him away “Damn you” I walked off the porch
“Hey…” he took the steps in one stride
‘Go Kain, Go if you want, why the hell did you even come here you could have just called me and told e it was a fucking Cop that took the damn picture” I was in full blown mad Meg Mode He reached for me “Hell screw it I’ll go back with you and face it with you is that what you want because it kills me being away from you… I’m scared for you kain”
“Megan I have...”
“You have nothing and we both know it you’re being used as much as I was… what happened three months ago Kain” I stepped up to him “You stepped in when you shouldn’t and what happened” He grabbed both of my wrists and shook me a little
“I know what happened and you think I’m proud of it; you think I don’t see that in my head every day” he was as angry as I was “How the hell do you even look at me after that”
“Because it was a mistake and if I hadn’t played along you’d have been strung up by your throat… you wanted us both to die that night” he closed his eyes
“Dude I really think you should let her go” My breath caught in my throat and both Kain and I looked round Blake was standing there his hands on his hips his shirt untucked and a huge assed hickey on the side of his neck “Meg you okay”
“Shit” I groaned “Blake it’s late you should be getting to bed”
‘Really and leave this ass to beat on you”
‘Excuse me” Kain let go of me and faced Blake
“You heard me” Blakes body stood firm as he faced off against Kain “I don’t know if it’s where you come from but down here you learn to be nice to a woman not lay your damn hands on her when you’re arguing”
“But the fuck out” Kain growled “Believe me cowboy you have no idea who you’re messing with”
‘Some pussy assed fuck from the city is what’s in front of me right now” Blake took off his shirt “I’ll take you right here right now”
‘Stop, both of you right now” I jumped in between them both a solid wall of well built muscle “Kain get in the damn house we’ll finish the conversation in there” I pushed him he didn’t even sway. “Kain… Leave it let me talk to Blake” the muscle in Kain’s jaw flickered before his eyes dropped to mine “I’m sorry okay, no please” Kain huffed a little and stepped back from me and knocked shoulders with Blake as he walked toward the house.
“He wouldn’t even stand his ground what kind of man is that” Blake scoffed under his breath.
“One I care about” I punched Blake in the chest “How dare you try to come in to the middle of a fight you know nothing about…”
“He grabbed you Megan no man should ever touch a woman like that”
‘Hey news flash buddy they do” I snapped “and he did it to stop me swinging first, just be thankful he stepped down because your sorry ass would have been in the dirt” Blake looked at me “Sty out of my business Blake this is the second time I’ve warned you, stick to the two dollar slut that did this to you seems more your league” I pointed to the hickie, the words killed me to say because I liked Blake a lot probably more than I should, he was the don’t give a damn guy that I liked. I moved to go round him he blocked my way
“Say what you want Megan, you’re lying about something and I will take him down if I think he’s hitting you” I started to laugh.
“Oh if only you had a clue Mr. Walker, if only you had a clue” I looked at him “people do what they need to do to make it through Blake and I’m not talking about working two jobs and getting drunk with friends” I was shoulder to shoulder with him “Life deals the cards and how I wish I’d had a sweet hand like that dealt to me” I took a deep breath “The only difference between me and Sally is I don’t fuck any male that blinks at me, we’re all whores to something” I wanted to tell him everything for some reason I wanted to but having two of us in danger was enough more than enough to handle. I put my hand on his face “Trust me when I say Kain is the least of my worries” I pushed up on my toes and kissed Blake, his whole body tensing up for a minute before he kissed me back. I pulled away from him “Go to bed cowboy” I walked toward the house Kain was standing on the porch watching us his arms folded across his chest he offered me his hand as I got to the steps, I smiled weakly at him and took the hand……………….