………….. I woke up still curled in Sam’s arms the smell of fresh coffee and baking wafting through the open window filling the room with mouthwatering scents.
“Good morning” Sams lips pressed to my shoulder.
“Hi” I didn’t want to move in case he disappeared
“Did you sleep okay?” I nodded “You seem quiet” he moved but kept his arm tightly round me
“I was thinking I’d love it if it could stay like this, if we could stay like this”
“Oh you don’t know how much I’d like that as well, but I’m thinking we didn’t eat dinner last night and that coffee is smelling amazing” he tugged me so I rolled onto my back, he glanced down and inhaled sharply “and you look so incredible right now” he bent his head and kissed my collar bone. “I do have to call The boss though and fill him in on some of the things that’s happened”
“Then you need to do that because he’ll worry about you” I reached up and touched his chest.
“You worry as well”
“I know, but I’m here not there” I shrugged
“I promise you something” he moved to the side of the bed “as soon as I can I’m going to make all of this up to you… I’m going to be with you, all of you” he bent and kissed me “Now I think we get up and go down and eat” he picked up his t-shirt and handed it to me. I took it and slipped it on and got out of bed and pulled on my jeans. Sam was leaning on the back of the couch looking at me
“Is everything okay?” I frowned at him
“Look” he held out his arm “I have goose bumps seeing you in my shirt… you make me shiver seeing you like that” he bit on his bottom lip, that’s never happened to me” he tipped his head
“Maybe it’s the breeze from the window” he hung his head and started to laugh
“No it’s all you sweetheart” he chuckled. Sam picked up Lyra’s gun as well as his own before walking to the door I followed him out into the hall way, he reached for my hand as we headed down the stairs.
“Yay, you’re up” Lyra beamed as we walked into the dining room her hair piled into a loose bun on the top of her head her face free of make-up “I’m sorry I didn’t talk to you last night” she got up and hugged me “I was a little…”
“Fired up” Casper smiled as he poured coffee into two cups and brought them over to us
“I’m guessing you calmed her down though” Sam Laughed palming her gun and holding it out to her
“You’d better have taken good care of her” Lyra took her gun and wiggled her eye brows
“I did” he nodded Lyra tucked the gun in the small of her back and grabbed my hand
“So I was talking to Evie on the fight here and we’re going to take you out shopping her ein Prague” She beamed sitting me down
“Er.. you think that’s a good idea?” Sam frowned “After what happened to you guys last night”
“Sam I’m not going to sit locked in the house the fuckers want to try to mess with us then they’re going to have a problem” She took a deep breath
“You have to admit if the girls stay here they’ll climb the walls” Siman looked up from the newspaper he was reading “And you boys have work to do” his tone had a finality to it “Sam Egan and Radlov are flying in today to help try to sort out this mess”
“We can handle it” Sam looked at him “It’s my damn name on the line hell it’s my damn head on the block” Sam looked like he wanted to explode “We don’t need babysitting” he put his cup down and walked out into the garden.
“Dad” Casper groaned getting to his feet I got up and looked at both of them
“I’ll go to him” Lyra gave my hand a squeeze I smiled at her a knowing look in her eyes she’d been there enough with Casper knowing how to calm him down. I walked out of the door Sam was on his phone.
“You have to take care of business there… No I’m not… I can handle it… Seriously you have to ask that…” I walked up behind him and wrapped my arms round him and lay my head against his back I felt him tense and then relax “She’s my saving grace right now…” I felt his hand close over mine and rub it “She’s with me right now… Fine we’ll talk to you when you get in” he hung up his phone and pulled me round in front of him and wrapped his arms round me.
“If you don’t’ want me to go out I won’t go” I looked up at him “I understand you have to work” He brought his hand to the side f my face his eyes searching mine
“I worry that’s all and I know both Evie and Lyra would do whatever it takes to make sure you’re safe”
“Are you afraid something will happen to me?” I hated even asking the question, All he did was nod
“Nothing will happen to her” We both looked round ad Dante walked out on the cool steps “Sam you know she’ll be protected in every way possible” Dante smiled at me the warm loving brother type of smile he gave to Lyra when she wasn’t annoying the hell out of him “Evie is itching to get out and blow off some steam and I know Lyra is as well and well if things happen in town they have Lyra and Casper’s apartment to go to that has more security and weaponry than most Military bases.
“Talking about me?” Lyra draped her arm round her brother’s shoulder
“Yep” Dante put his arm round her waist “Telling them about your little apartment” the smile that spread across her face said more than Dante’s words as she got a glint in her eye.
“So Sam will you trust Evie and I with Tricia to go shopping” Sam looked at em and smiled and then nodded.
On One condition”
And what’s that?” Lyra grinned at me
“You have a phone with you all the time” he was back looking at me
“I have one I brought for you before we left home” he toyed with my fingers “I just never got round to giving it to you, I’d feel a lot better if I knew you were at the end of the phone when you were out” I nodded
“AWESOME” W’ere going to have a blast and I know the perfect place for lunch, she shot a look to Dante “I’m sure we can find something interesting to do other than just shop” Dante rubbed his hand over his jaw and walked back int to the house “No you go get dressed and we’ll meet in the courtyard in an hour” She hugged me looking over my shoulder at Sam “And you don’t worry I got it covered” she winked at him before running back into the house shouting for Evie…………