Love and Revenge

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
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{This is sort of like an epilogue}

Elyse and Jack were a couple until the day Elyse found out Jack's father wants her dead- and he wants Jack to do it.

Submitted: April 09, 2011

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 Elyse’s foot neared Jack’s chests with a rapid swoosh of wind, her words breathless and furious.
 “You’re such a motherfucker.” She murmured, then gasped as she felt his strong arms grab a hold of her leather booted ankle, then administered a slight pull.
She fell atop of him in a flurry of limbs and heels, feeling his breath hitch as she landed sitting on his stomach.
“And what does that make you? My mom?” He shot her a grin, flippant as always.
“Jack—.” She breathed, wiping her brow, feeling the damp beads of moisture wet her hand. Her honey blond hair clung to her face as Jack reached out and pushed her hair behind her ear.
She berated herself for not flinching away at his touch. He had hurt her too many times, she wouldn’t give him a second chance, ever—
“Yeah, baby?” He began sitting up, his abdominal muscles moving under her. She fought down the slight thrill that went through her.
“I’m not your baby.” She pushed herself off him, pulling down her skirt from where it had ridden up slightly.
“And I’m not your daddy. Good thing, right?” He grinned, hazel eyes crinkling at the corners. He ran a hand through his wavy chocolate brown hair, wore in a style that could neither be defined as short or long.
Elyse didn’t bother to see if people were watching them, hopefully it was too early for anyone to have been in the college owned coffee shop when she’d beaten him down.
She had a feeling that he’d let her, it wasn’t like the Vincent College quarterback couldn’t handle a girl her size. Maybe he did feel guilty. Just maybe.
“Elyse—” He began.
 “Stop there, jackass.” She crossed her arms and assumed what she hoped was an intimidating stance.
He grimaced at the contortion of his name, his biceps performing liquid movements under his skin that made her breath catch. “You—stay out of my territory. As in, coffee shop, apartment, roommates and life.
 “You know you’re welcome in my territory.” He smirked, a smirk that quickly faded into a more sober expression.
A softening of his angular square jaw, the amusement in his eyes fading.
This was the man she loved.
 “I’m sorry, Lyse.” He took a step toward her. “I wasn’t trying to manipulate you in anyway—”
“Your father wants me dead.” She swallowed a lump in her throat. “Why wouldn’t you want that too?”
 Jack gave her a silent, grievous stare. “I love you.”
Elyse froze, unsure whether those words still meant anything to her. Closing her eyes, she saw it all in her head. The gun she’d found in his drawers. The note on his mailbox.
 Do it now.
“I have no obligation to an abusive father, Lyse. Yes, he asked me. But I would never. His hasty words after his confession of his identity and his fathers motive.
Revenge against her mother, the woman that had ran Jack’s half sister off the road when she was on her way home to a two year old Elyse, then died herself in the crash.
Jacks father had never taken direct action against her until he had tried so set Jack on her.
 I would never.
Slowly, she opened her eyelids to feel the adhesiveness of her mascara sticking to her cheeks, black tears running from the corner of her eyes. Fear, like nothing she’d ever felt rising inside her as she regarded Jack staring at her with all the patience in the world. She rushed toward him, feeling his open arms hold her close, his lips gentle on the top of her head.
 “I would never hurt you.” He murmured.


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