……………. I checked the clip on my gun and pushed it in to my purse and grabbed my jacket as the door opened.
“Ready” Dante leant on the door frame his suit as ever perfect. My brother was an intimidating son of a bitch, the piercing icy blue eyes get to people first the hard line of his jaw showed he wasn’t the guy to mess with.
“Yep” I walked across the room to him “How’s Evie doing?”
“She’s giving Casper crap and Tricia’s being her usual sweet self trying to get them to be nice to each other” he rubbed the back of his neck.
It had been almost a month since one of my closest friends had been taken from a gala we were all at and we’d gone balls to the wall to get her back, leaving Evie the girl I considered my sister fighting for her life, making Dante more dangerous and on edge seeing his future wife in the hospital. I put my hand on dantes arm
“I can go alone on this” he shot me a look that had grown men shaking in their shoes “You can look at me like that all you want D”
“You’re not going alone Ly day would string me up”
“dad flew back to the US a week ago he won’t know, go be with your girl” I walked by him down the hall he caught my arm
“Lyra you’re not invincible stop acting like you are”
“D I’m not trying to I’m trying to get on with the job in hand and Evie needs you around her”
“And she also needs a break from me as she keeps telling me I fuss over her like a mother hen” he hung his head
“Well you do actually I can see where she’s coming from” I took a deep breath “You Casper and Sam are all the same you do get a little clingy sometimes”
“Clingy… we are having to watch the women we love go through so much… I’m sorry few get a little overbearing” he pushed by me and walked down the stairs. I bent my head and closed my eyes so much had happened in the past year and a half we’d all come out of it mentally and physically scared and death was a constant factor for all of us.
“Hey” I jumped and looked round Sam walked down the hall toward me “We doing this?”
“You’re coming as well?”
“Yes I am, I’m like Tricia I’m mediating between battling siblings like she is” Sam smiled at me.
Sam had been through it like the rest of us losing his Mother to cancer and losing his wife to one of his Bosses enemies had left him with a itchy trigger finger and a fuse only snuffed out by Tricia, the girl he saved from her father who sold girls to men for the right price, both of them were calming for all of us to be around. Sam started down the stairs
“You coming?” Sam called over his shoulder “I like watching these asshole drool and the squirm when you kick it into high gear” he wated at the foor of the stairs and checked the gun tucked into the holster under his arm I walked down the stairs and went out to where Dante was stood the Czech autumn are was crisp as the darkness drew closer bringing night with it. Sam opened the door for me and I got into the back seat he got in next to Dante.
‘You do know I’m the one that lives her in Prague and know where I’m going” I muttered as Dante pulled out of the two huge wood and steel gates
“I know where I’m going” Dante glanced at me in the mirror “I can’t forget where the damn place is”
“Play nice children” Sam said without looking up from his phone Dante’s jaw tightened as his foot pushed down on the gas we city limits came and went and the only lights were from a newly constructed house on the foundations of the burnt out manor house where I’d been held captive and where my life had changed forever Dante drove up and parked the car “Let’s go” Sam got out the car and opened my door as Dante got out Dante’s hand found the middle of my back even with the arguing and fighting this is a place that held so much emotion for the both of is and Seamus knew it when he brought the land and built on it.
“Let’s kick his fucking Irish ass back to Dublin shall we Gentlemen” I took a deep breath and stepped between them and strode to the front door.
“Hard head” Dante said looking at Sam
“I wonder where she gets that from” Sam smiled “Game face D” Dante straightened his jacket an walked forward as the door opened.
“Miss. Croft stunningly beautiful as ever” the thick Irish accent came from Seamus as two of his Goons stood behind him in the door way
“Mr. O’Neill as irritatingly lecherous as ever” I looked at him dead in the eye I knew he was mentally stripping off the dress I was wearing “We’re here for Business I do believe” he looked passed me as Dante and Sam closed rank on me.
“Seamus my sister is OFF limits and you know it” Dante’s voice was hard edged “because she’s more than capable of ripping off whatever balls you have and shoving them down your throat” Seamus raised his eye brow
“How’s Miss Robbins I heard she was under the Weather” Seamus had a smile playing on his lips.
“Miss Novak is well” Sam butted in before Dante lost the plot I looked round at Dante he glanced at me.
“I say we call off this deal it’s not worth dealing with his unprofessional ass” Dante snapped
“Dante wait in the car” I turned to face him “If you can’t control it back off”
“I’m fine” Dante nodded “I knew I could calm him for the most part”
“Seamus let’s get this deal done I have a wedding to plan” I walked by him into the house Dante and Sam following Seamus and his goons. I had to pull this meeting back and hold it together……………
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