Chapter 6 – Daze
I do not own SOA, Twilight, youtube, or Poets Of The Fall. Chapter contains racist remarks…
“So it’s a little different…” Dizzy said with a grin.
“Think those are real?” Bella said with a nod towards one of the Cara Cara girls.
“Hard to tell. Our girls tend to keep their tops on, for the most part.”
“Yeah well our girls don’t leave much to the imagination either. Might as well be topless.”
“We should tell them that!” Dizzy said whilst handing a beer over.
“Yeah well, something tells me they’re going to be a little shocked at the reveal.”
“Oh man… I can’t wait!”
Bella lined up her shot but looked to be in thought.
“You sure that’s a good idea?”
Bella sunk a couple balls into the corner pocket but lifted her eyes directly after.
“Getting the team back together?”
“Why wouldn’t we?”
“Han… He made himself perfectly clear.”
“Yeah well Han left. So as far as we’re concerned… You’re the new boss.”
“Me?!” Bella scoffed and Dizzy nodded.
“Why not? You have what it takes. They’ll listen to you. Me and Dom, not so much.”
“You want me to take Han’s place?”
Dizzy put her cue stick down then grabbed a shot of whiskey. She handed it over and Bella chugged it down then chased it with the beer.
“That’s right, guzzle it down baby!”
“You’re a fucking perv, you know that?”
“I can’t help it if I like the way you take a shot. I bet he does too…” Dizzy said with a nod towards Jax.
He was talking to a prospect and one of the Cara Cara girls. Bella didn’t comment and lined up another shot. But thanks to Dizzy she had an image of Jax blowing his load into her mouth. Something he loved doing when they were together. She cleared her throat in thought.
“What was that…?” Dizzy uttered with a wide-grin, like she were reading Bella’s mind.
“You were thinking naughty thoughts, weren’t you?! About Jax!”
“Dizzy, I swear to GOD I’m about to take this cue stick and ram it right up your ass.”
Bella shook her head and gestured for Dizzy to take her turn.
“Back to our discussion. Wraith… HE had those women wetting their panties and every street racer out there wanted to be HIM!”
“But Wraith’s a woman.”
“Exactly.” Dizzy said with a mischievous grin.
“And Wraith’s not exactly… good.”
“We don’t need him to be good. Just somewhere in-between.”
Bella picked up the eight ball then looked to it in thought.
“Dizzy, what if there is no in-between. Wraith isn’t exactly the Speedster.” She tossed the eight ball over and Dizzy caught it.
“You’re right, but one doesn’t exist without the other.”
“I’m going to need a manager…”
Dizzy raised her hand.
“Are you really up for that?”
“And I’m going to need someone to replace Zack. Someone with just as much experience, if not more.”
“Consider it done.”
“The GT-R still in one piece?”
“You know it, baby!”
Bella leaned against the pool table.
“Alright… But I’m going to need sometime. I’m a little rusty.”
“Rusty?!” Dizzy scoffed.
“Running shit and racing… they’re two different things.”
“Are you sure about that?”
“Yeah you sure?”
Bella cranked her head towards the entrance.
“Dom!” She called with a smile.
He gave a simple nod and tossed Wraith’s helmet over.
“Doesn’t matter.” He said and tossed her bag over as well.
Bella smiled once she looked inside.
“I could fucking kiss you right now!”
This had the man looking to Dizzy a certain way.
“Keep dreaming… That threesome isn’t happening, not anytime soon.”
Dominque laughed but walked on over and kissed Dizzy.
“How’s my girl doing?”
“I’m good but I miss you.”
“I miss you too, baby-girl.”
Bella narrowed her eyes as she took notice of Clay eyeing Dominque down. She wasn’t the only one to take notice… Dominque cleared his throat and nodded towards the girls.
“Look, I can’t stay. But I wanted to bring you that. As to the band getting back together, you know I’m game. In fact, I’ll get started tonight.”
Bella tossed her helmet into the air then caught it.
“Alright. But we get this shit with Diablo take care of first. Then we’re back in business.”
“You just let me worry about Cody…”
Dizzy walked Dominque to his car and Bella reset the pool table.
“I’ll break.” Bella heard and lifted her eyes.
Jax nodded upon her then put his cigarette out in a nearby ashtray.
“In a losing mood, I see.”
Jax smiled on this.
“We’ll just see about that.”
He picked up a cue stick and went on to break. Bella stuffed her helmet into the bag with her leather outfit. Jax narrowed his eyes on this.
“A little soon to be getting into mischief.”
“It’s not that kind of mischief…”
“This one’s a little more harmless. Well… for the most part.”
“I hope so.”
“Well I won’t be driving any million dollar cars anytime soon, if that’s where you’re going.”
“Let’s just replace that anytime soon bit with ever again.”
“Gotcha.” Bella said with a smile.
“Your turn…” He whispered in her ear.
Bella did her best to ignore those old feelings and took her shot.
“Shit…” She murmured as she missed.
Jax chuckled on this.
“Still works…” He said with a wink.
“So not cool.” Bella scolded.
“Sorry. Had to try it, at least once.”
“Friends…” Bella reminded as Jax took his turn.
“Absolutely.” He said with a smirk.
“I mean it.”
“So do I.”
About halfway through their game, Bella looked to Jax.
“Does my uncle… Well you know…” She hinted with a gesture towards a couple of SAMCRO members that were being “entertained”.”
Bella frowned as one of them was Tig. He was on the couch and had some Crow Eater sucking him off, right there.
“Nah… He loves Donna too much for that shit.”
“Are you just saying that? I mean like some sort of club or man code?”
Jax cleared his throat then set his cue stick down.
“Come on…” He said while grabbing a couple beers.
Bella looked to him in question but followed him to the roof entrance. Jax took a seat at his usual spot then patted the area beside him. Once she was seated he handed one of the beers over.
“I know what you’re thinking and once again that’s on me. As for Op? He’s never been with another woman, not since he married Donna. He might tag along to strip clubs and things of that nature. But he tends to push away “private” entertainment.”
Bella drew back a breath of relief and Jax nodded.
“That’s not to say Piney hasn’t…”
“Can you blame him? I mean have you met my grandmother?!”
Jax had a good laugh at this.
“Yes unfortunately I have. She’s a real piece of work that one…”
“When you and I…” Bella let out this uncomfortable laugh.
Jax leaned back knowing where this was going.
“Bella, Tara was the only other woman.”
“Let’s just forget I said anything…” She said with a cringe.
“No. You need to know these things.”
“Yes you do. I want you to. I have no reason to lie to you.”
“But you did…”
“That I did. But that was then and this is now.”
Jax lit up a smoke then took a long drag.
“You’re the only one that ever came to mind, even when I was with Tara. As for me and Tara… Well let’s just say that by the time you came into the picture, we were going through a dry spell, so to speak.”
“You mean as in you weren’t having sex?”
“But you lived together…”
“That we did, but out of the year that we were together… Well we hadn’t fucked in the last three maybe four months of that.”
Bella looked to Jax in disbelief.
“No oral, no nothing?”
“Tara had other things on her mind…”
“Other than sex?!” Bella teased and Jax managed to laugh.
“Glad we agree!”
Bella laughed as well but shook her head.
“I missed this…” Jax softly stated.
“Just the two of us, kicking back and talking.” He made clear, before she got the wrong idea.
Bella nodded in agreement but had that ‘look’. Jax took notice and wrapped his arm around her.
“You really hurt me, Jackson.”
“I know. I know I did.” He said then kissed the top of her head.
Jax recoiled as she teared up a little. This had him rolling up his pant leg.
“Constant reminder…” He said with a wink and Bella managed to let out a tearful laugh.
“I’m not. You were right. I had it coming. I’m lucky it wasn’t a bullet to the head.”
Jax thought back to that day and sort of laughed.
“Fuck. You took a bow and everything. I should’ve known it was you. You’re fuckass crazy!”
“And don’t you forget it.” She said and went on to take a hit off his cigarette then handed it back.
“Yes ma’am.” He said with utmost sincerity.
Jax’s cellphone rang and he reached into his pocket.
“Ye seen the little lass anywhere?”
“You mean Bella?”
“Yeah she’s right here.”
“She’s got someone on the other line.”
“Alright.” Jax hung up then came to his feet.
“You got a phone call.”
He nodded. Bella narrowed her eyes on this but followed Jax back inside. Chibs handed the phone over.
“That’s about what I figured…” She heard and Bella froze.
“You’re in big trouble my little queen.”
“I’m not your queen…”
Chibs and Jax exchanged glances on this.
“And what did I say about that…?”
Bella covered the phone and nodded towards the guys.
“Call my uncle. Make certain he’s okay.” She said with fear laced in her words.
Jax nodded and got right to it.
“Are you there?”
“I’m here…” Bella growled.
“Easy… You don’t wish to push me more than you have already.”
Jax gave Bella the thumbs up and she let out a breath of relief.
“You and your friends left quit a mess.”
“I’d say I’m sorry…”
Diablo chuckled on this.
“Oh you’re about to be very sorry… Though I feel the need to apologize for not keeping my word. I couldn’t find the uncle… But I ran into someone else. I believe he wishes to say something.”
“BELLA, I’M NOT WORTH IT. JUST…”
“Do I have your attention now?”
Bella closed her eyes on this.
“What do you want?”
“My Wraith, my queen, and if I don’t have her in say… an hour… Your friend will pay.”
Bella looked to Dizzy and Dizzy just stood there in shock. Bella closed her eyes on this.
“I’ll be there.”
“You had better be.”
“Dom…” Dizzy whispered and Bella gave a mere nod.
“I’m getting him back, Dizzy. I promise.”
Dizzy looked to Clay with unreserved abhorrence.
“THIS IS HIS FAULT!” She shouted gathering everyone’s attention.
Clay looked over and raised his brows.
“You racist piece of shit!”
“DIZZY!” Bella scolded.
Dizzy pointed upon Clay and with tears in her eyes.
“He left because that one had a problem with having a “NIGGER” in his precious clubhouse!”
Clay rolled his eyes on this.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.” He scoffed.
“The hell you don’t. He told me what you said!”
“Watch yourself, blondie…” Clay warned.
“We don’t have time for this.” Bella uttered but was eyeing Clay down.
“That “Nigger” is my friend. So you’d do good to keep that in mind. I don’t care what your patch says. You’re just another face to me.”
“Let’s go, Dizzy. We’ve got shit to do and we’ve clearly warn out our welcome.”
“Bella…” Jax called with concern.
“I got this.” She said while grabbing her bag.
“I know you do. But we’re backing you up.”
“Are we now?” Clay challenged.
“Yeah we are.” He made clear and Clay sort of laughed.
“I’m in…” Chibs said with a shrug.
Half-Sack put his beer down then walked on over.
Jax nodded upon him in respect, considering he was just a prospect.
“Let’s just get this over with.” Clay barked and Jax gave a mere nod.
The Sons looked around the penthouse in disbelief. Tig bumped into one of Han’s expensive vase’s but was quick to catch it.
“You break it. You buy it!” Bella taunted but was on a mission.
Jax chuckled as Tig put the vase back but with this oh shit expression.
“That would’ve put you back a couple years, at least.” Jax taunted as he patted Tig on the back.
He went on to follow Bella and Dizzy into the hidden garage. Bella removed the cover to the GT-R and Jax reared back in surprise.
“I thought so…” She said and went on to pop the hood.
“Dizzy, I’m gonna need another boost…” Bella hinted and Dizzy was quick to get Bella set up with more NOS.
Dizzy got the car started afterward and Bella gave her the thumbs up after shutting the hood. Meanwhile, the Sons were in complete awe as they walked about the garage. They reared back however as Bella stripped down to her underwear and was putting on her leather outfit.
“Sweet baby Jesus…” Tig muttered as he gawked upon her.
Jax reached over and smacked him in the back of the head. Bella looked to the time as she was stepping into her boots. She nodded upon Dizzy.
“I gotta go. I want you to stay here.”
“I mean it, Dizzy. Diablo made himself perfectly clear. I’m to go alone and unarmed or Dom’s done for.”
“Then what are we here for exactly?” Clay questioned.
Bella drew back a breath on this. She looked to Jax then back to the GT-R. Jax smiled as an idea came to mind. He regarded Chibs a certain way then waved him over. Jax took it upon himself to pop the trunk open.
“Jackson, what are you doing?!”
He said nothing as he and Chibs climbed on in.
“Jesus…” Bella murmured looking ill.
Jax shut the trunk and Bella shook her head on this.
“I drive like a bat out of hell!” She hollered and she could hear Jax laughing.
“Fucking idiot.” She said but with a grin.
Bella looked to the boys.
“Make yourselves at home, but watch after my girl. Please.” The way she said this had Clay nodding in agreement.
“Thank you.” She said with fullest sincerity.
“Bella…” Dizzy whimpered.
“I mean it, Dizzy. Stay put or I’ll have your ass. I’m not fucking around.” But as she said this she thought back to her uncle and cringed. Here she was breaking another promise.
Bella grabbed her helmet then hopped on in. Half-Sack grabbed hold of Dizzy as Bella hauled ass out of there.
“Jaysus!” Chibs hollered as he and Jax were bouncing around in the back.
“She did warn us…” Jax said as he and Chibs were doing their best to brace themselves.
Once she finally slowed down, they looked to one another.
“You two alright?” She hollered.
“Yeah it’s just a little stuffy!” Chibs smarted.
“Well you are in a trunk…” She witted in return.
“I try. Alright, so here’s the deal. Diablo is sure to have me park in the garage. I’m going to pop the trunk. So I’m going to need one of you to keep it from flying open. And I wouldn’t come out, until you know for certain no one’s around. These guys… they mean business and they’re always carrying. There will be two security cameras, one to Jackson’s left and one to your right. It’ll be dark so if you’re fast enough, you can avoid them. If you two could flip the breakers within the garage, on the far left side. That could buy me sometime. From there, well… It’s pretty much a guessing game. So I hope you’re truly prepared. Whatever you do, don’t die. Now hold on!”
“Shite!” Chibs called as Bella hit the gas once again and didn’t stop, until she was at the gates.
Just as she had said… Diablo’s men had her park in the garage. She used her foot to discreetly pop the trunk open. Jax was quick to grab ahold of it. Bella drew back a nervous breath as Diablo’s men surrounded the car. One of them gestured for her to step on out and she did as requested. But the moment she stepped out, they grabbed ahold of her, slammed her up against the car, and were searching her.
“Watch the hands…” Bella hissed as one of them were getting a little too touchy feely.
“Honey, you’re home!” Diablo called as he was making his down the stairs.
“What no welcome home kiss?”
“Dominque… Then we’ll talk about that kiss.”
“You know… I’m not really in the talkin’ mood. I’ve had just about enough of that.”
Bella gritted her teeth as he grabbed a fistful of her hair then brought her against him.
“Truth now. Are we expectin’ your biker friends?”
Chibs and Jax glanced upon one another. They had their guns ready, just in case.
“I wouldn’t risk Dom’s life.”
“Hmmm… I want to believe you. I really do.”
Diablo looked to one of his men.
“Call Desmond. Get the helicopter ready.”
“Diablo…” Bella uttered and the Latino smiled.
“Just for my own peace of mind. So where would you like to go? Mexico? Colombia, perhaps?”
“How ‘bout neither?”
“Alright, Colombia it is! I got family there. You’ll love them.”
“I somehow doubt that.”
“It won’t be permanent just until things die down a bit.”
“And what about your deal with Viktor Putlova?”
“That’s been postponed, thanks to you.”
He shook his head on this.
“Your bad indeed. You cost me a few grand. That’s a whooole lot of dick suckin’.”
Bella looked to one of Diablo’s men.
“Well you heard him, get to sucking.”
Diablo laughed but was quick to backhand her. Chibs placed a hand along Jax’s shoulder and shook his head. He mouthed the word no as Jax was ready to jump on out of there. The VP curled his lip on this. Diablo went on to drag Bella out of the garage and his men followed. The boys waited until the room was quiet before peeking out. Once they saw that the coast was clear, they sent Clay a message letting him know they were in and to head on over. From there, they followed Bella’s instructions, which was no easy task in the dark.
Diablo was dragging her towards the patio door when the lights went out. Bella was quick to act and broke out of his hold.
“WRAITH!” He shouted as she took off and went into hiding.
As for Chibs and Jax? They went on to gun down anyone that entered that garage. Diablo heard the gunfire and brought out his gun. He rushed on up the stairs, in attempts to find Bella. The man froze in the middle of his search, as he felt a gun pressed to the back of his head.
He smiled and dropped his gun.
“Dominque… Take me to him.”
He gave a simple nod and held his hands up as he led her that way. It was during this that the lights came back on. This was Jax’s doing as he hoped Bella had achieved whatever she was up to. He and Chibs exited the garage shooting anyone in sight, while in search of Diablo and Bella.
Diablo opened the door to the supposed room he had Dominque in.
“What’s this shit?!” Bella snapped but was quick to take out one of his men, as they were sneaking up on her.
When she turned around however, Diablo knocked the gun out of her hold. Then he kicked her feet out from under her. Bella was crawling towards the gun when Diablo kicked at her ribcage. He went on to step on her hand then hunkered down and leaned into her ear.
“You wanna see your friend?” He said behind a dark chuckle.
He grabbed her by the hair and dragged her into another room. He forced her into the bathroom and Bella let out this horrific scream.
This had Chibs and Jax looking to one another as they were heading up the stairs now.
Diablo smiled as he shoved her face up against the tanning bed.
“He’s just a little well done. He had quite a mouth on him. So I lost my cool. Sorry bout that.”
“YOU BASTARD!” Bella shouted as she flung her head back, as hard as she could.
Diablo sent her a blow to the face directly after. Bella gritted her teeth and rushed at him. He let out a grunt as he went through the glass door to the sauna. The two rolled about the sauna floor taking jabs at one another. Diablo managed to get the upper hand and had his hands wrapped around her throat. Bella hit at him with everything she had. Someone snatched him up then hurled him across the room. Jax gave a simple nod then offered his hand. Bella grabbed ahold then he lifted her up off the ground. Once she was to her feet, Jax charged right for Diablo. He took those SONS rings across his face, repeatedly.
“COMING AFTER HER… BIG MISTAKE!” Jax spat.
Bella walked on over and got the other tanning bed prepared. Jax forced the man up against him. Diablo regarded Bella in full-blown panic as she got this rather demonic smile about her.
“I’ll be taking Karma’s place tonight.” She said in such a way.
Jax chuckled as she lifted the top to the tanning bed. Once she gave the signal, Jax forced Diablo inside. Bella stuffed a wash cloth into his mouth, slammed the top down then turned the bed to its highest setting. Jax however… Could no longer contain himself. He lifted Bella up on the tanning bed and was feverishly kissing her. Bella wrapped her arms and legs around him and was kissing him in return. Chibs entered the room and cleared his throat.
“Am I interruptin’…?” He questioned with a smirk and Jax put his forehead to Bella’s.
“Just a little.”
“Aye… Well ye might wanna take that elsewhere. It’s smells like arse rot and shite in here!”
Jax sort of laughed then helped Bella back down. They cringed however as Bella turned off the tanning bed Diablo had her friend in. She went to lift the top and Jax stopped her.
“You don’t wanna see that… Just let us handle it.”
Chibs placed a hand along her shoulder.
“He’s right. That’s not the last vision ye want.”
Bella closed her eyes on this and Jax made the gesture for Chibs to get her out of there. Chibs nodded in understanding. He wrapped his arm around her shoulder then led her on out of the mansion.
The boys had already arrived and were taking care of the men outside. One of Diablo’s men went to fire at Bella; only Chibs was quick to put a bullet in his head.
“Can you take me to the car? I gotta hurry and get to Dizzy.”
Chibs nodded in understanding and kept her covered as they headed that way.
“Ye be careful, lass.” He said after helping her inside.
Bella forced a tearful smile.
“I will. Thank you, Chibs.”
“Aye.” He replied but was looking to her with concern.
“By the way. That money… Diablo keeps it in a safe in his bedroom. Second floor, three doors down from the left. He also has a hidden armory within that closet of his. Help yourselves. I have no use for it.
And on this note, Bella took off. Chibs shook his head as he felt like that was more or less her way of saying goodbye…
When Bella entered the penthouse, Dizzy shot up from the couch.
One look said it all and Bella rushed over as Dizzy’s eyes rolled into the back of her head.
“DIZZY!” Bella shouted in a panic and was quick to get her onto the couch.
Bella brushed her hair back and was checking her over. Dizzy had passed out from the shock.
The young woman closed her eyes on this.
“I’m so sorry. I failed you. I failed you both.” Bella cried and went on to rock Dizzy in her arms.
Later that night…
“Ye heard from the little lass?”
Jax shook his head no.
“I’m sure she just needs some time.”
They looked over however as the club door swung open. Opie and Piney stepped on in and Opie nodded upon Jax.
“Where is she?”
“Back at the penthouse… I suppose.”
Opie gave a mere nod and pivoted back around. Piney sighed as they heard the sound of Opie’s bike not long after.
“Everything okay with Mary?” Jax questioned.
Piney rolled his eyes.
“Don’t even get me started. That woman… I should’ve stuffed a pillow over her face years ago!”
“So what was that about anyhow? Opie said something about her calling and bitching him out, while you were dealing with business?”
“Yeah she decided on starting some shit with Donna about my son. Mary’s always hated the club and was putting all the blame on him. Went on this rant about Donna setting her man straight and how she needs to leave his sorry ass. But when she found out about Bella, she went ape shit. Woman adores Kenny and Ellie, but can’t stand her eldest granddaughter.” Piney looked to be in pride on this and Jax chuckled.
“Too much like a Winston, huh?”
“Don’t you know it! Fucking Mary…”
“But they’re home now, right?”
“Oh yeah. Just wish we would’ve gotten here in time to help with the Diablo situation. How is she doing with that?”
“Wouldn’t know. She’s not answering my calls…”
“I wouldn’t take it personal. She tends to do that. My granddaughter has her own way of dealing with shit.”
Bella opened the door and Opie gave a simple nod. She wrapped her arms around him and cried. This had him thinking back to when she was just a kid. Charlie and Renee had some pretty hellacious fights back in the day. Bella knew she could talk to her Uncle Op about anything and often enough she would turn to him. But when Charlie and Renee divorced, she took it personal. As most of their fights were about her and how Renee felt trapped. That always had Opie somewhat resentful towards his sister. He could understand her being miserable in that small town. But to more or less blame Bella for being born, always struck him wrong. That’s not to say that Renee didn’t love her daughter, she did. But Renee was very scatterbrained and often enough put her own needs above everyone else’s. Charlie would keep quiet and to himself and that unnerved Opie in the sense that he never stood up to Renee. He would let her say and do whatever she felt and all because he couldn’t bear the thought of Renee leaving him. But it happened anyhow and Bella ended up paying the most.
“I gotcha, kid.” He whispered and stepped inside.
He pulled the door to behind him.
“I didn’t get there in time. I fucked up. I…”
“Shhh…” Opie shushed as Dizzy was passed out on the couch.
He led his niece on up the stairs.
“Hell, which room is yours?”
Bella pointed and Opie shook his head. He opened the door and looked to Bella with raised brows.
“A little much don’t you think?”
“That was Han’s doing.”
“Han? That your boyfriend or something?”
“Hmmm.” He said as he got her laid down.
“I’m sorry I wasn’t here.”
“Don’t do that…”
Opie sighed on this.
“Are Donna and the kids okay?”
Bella nodded but her eyes started to bat.
“I really am sorry. I know I’ve caused you a lot of trouble over the years.”
“Don’t deny it. You know it’s true.”
He drew back a breath and sat beside her.
“Bell, look at me. Trouble or not you’re family. You’re my blood, I don’t like some of the things you’ve done but I still love you. Nothing’s changing that. Now get some sleep. I’ll check on you kids later.”
Bella went to say something on this but her eyes came to a close. Opie came to his feet then inched his way out of the room. He pulled the door to then went and checked on Bella’s friend. He shook his head as the poor girl was crying in her sleep. He grabbed a blanket from one of the recliners then draped it over Dizzy. From there, he locked everything up and headed on home.
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