……………. Sam closed the door and leant against it his eyes closed.
“We’re not holding her prisoner” Sam jumped his hand going for where he’s gun normally was As Ed walked down the hall toward him “Whoa dude it’s me” Sam pushed off the door “You don’t look so good”
‘I’m fine” Sam stepped round him “I’m going for a run” he went into his room and paced the floor.
“Sam” He looked round at Ed in the doorway
“You can never leave it can you” Sam walked to his closet and pulled out his running shoes
“Not when you walk out of that room with the look on your face like you just shot your momma” Ed watched Sam put on the shoes “What happened?”
“And bull shit”
“I kissed her okay… I lost my damn mind for a minute and I kissed her” Sam got to his feet “the girls lived in utter hell and fear all of her life and she finally opened up and trusted me and I went and kissed her” He walked back into his closet and opened his safe and fetched out his gun and put it on
‘Running with that?”
“Yeah I might blow my brains out for being such a god damn ass” am went to open his bedroom door
“Dude you were in there with a beautiful woman hell you were naked in bed with her I’m surprised you had any restraint” Sam shot him a look that would take paint from the walls
“Out of line… way out of line”
“Well you need to get a life man… you’re more a machine than a human, all you do is work” Ed caught Sam’s arm “How long has it been since you had a woman”
“You’re pushing it Ed and I don’t want to hurt you but I will” Sam pulled his arm away and pulled the door open
“You’re allowed to live you’re not a fucking monk Sam” Sam took a deep breath and stalked down the hall to the stairs………..
……………. My door knocked as I finished putting up my hair, my hands hadn’t stopped shaking since Sam had kissed me. I’d come to the conclusion everything he’d said to em and done for mw was to gfet on the right side of me to make it easier for him hoping I wouldn’t put up a fight when he… the door knocked again this time the handle rattled. I’d locked it after he’d left praying to god he’d not be back. I walked over to the door and took a deep breath before unlocking it.
“Hi” Ed was standing on the other side of the door “The boss asked em to come up and make sure you were okay” I nodded
“I’m coming down to work now” I instinctively touched my hair making sure it was pulled back high and tight. Ed tipped his head and frowned “I told Mr. Radlov I’d work for him and he said it was okay”
“I know he told me” He stepped back letting me walk out of the room he looked over my shoulder “I thought Mary was off for the night and Walter was down in the library” I looked where he was looking at the room that once again looked like it hadn’t been touched. I closed the door quickly
“I was raised not to leave a mess” I walked away from him and to the stairs and headed down.
“Good evening Tricia” Radlov stepped out of his office papers in his hand I stopped walking “You look beautiful tonight” I looked down “Walter has restocked the bar”
“Thank you” moved to walk round him
“Is everything okay?” He called after me I looked round at him
“Yes sir” I nodded
“You sure after that fall yesterday”
“I’m perfectly okay” I took a deep breath “I’ll go and see if there is anything that hasn’t been already done” Sam walked out from the office and looked at me “Excuse me” I turned and walked away from the two of them as fast as I could without sprinting.
“You’ve freaked her out Samuel” Radlov had a telling off tone to his voice
“I know” Sam Sighed pushing his hands in his pockets “You think I should go talk to her?”
“And say what… I’m sorry I kissed you” Radlov looked at Sam “Are you sorry”
“No… Yes… It was wrong I shouldn’t have done it… It’s not right”
“For her no… for you it’s about fucking time” Radlov walked away back into the office as the phone started to ring “Back off from her though for a while at least”………………