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Gemma kept a safe distance as she smoked her cigarette and patiently waited. She observed Wendy’s apartment from her car. How dare that bitch try and take her grandson away! On top of interrupting her plans for Bella and Jax… She needed Bella – she was the key to keeping her son and grandson protected. That was the reason behind all of this. Once she saw what Bella was capable of… those wheels of hers started turning. What she hadn’t planned on? Getting attached…
Wendy should’ve heeded her warning back at the fucking hospital. That bitch just signed her own death certificate. And this time there would be no backing down. She would find a way to end that her once and for all.
“You’ve got to be kidding…” She muttered under her breath.
Just as Wendy stepped out of her apartment two men were personally escorting her to Wendy’s car. Gemma reared back at this seeing as how they were armed. Judging by the way they looked, she figured them to be either agents or cops. And she soon had her answer as another car pulled up behind Wendy’s. An all too familiar woman stepped out and Gemma shook her head.
“What are you up to now, you stupid bitch…?”
Gemma knew she couldn’t act now. So she had no choice but to call it a day and make other plans on how to get to Wendy. She also knew this was even more serious than she’d thought. Agent Stahl had been coaching the bitch the entire time, which explained everything perfectly. There’s no way Wendy would have the balls otherwise. She hadn’t a leg to stand on! She relinquished her rights! So Gemma couldn’t help but to wonder…
“Shit!” Jax shouted as Clay’s bike skidded off the road and into a ditch.
He pulled over and hurriedly parked his bike as he took off after him. The other club members pulled over, looking on with concern. Clay was cursing under his breath and pacing the area as he rubbed his arthritic hands. Juice rushed over and helped Jax get Clay’s bike back up. They checked it over surprised to see that it only had a couple scratches.
“Did you take your shots today?” Jax asked.
“Your mother had an appointment this morning. She wasn’t there to do it. And I can never get it done right.”
Jax nodded in understanding.
“Gonna need you to set me up.” Clay took a couple of kerchiefs out from his vest and handed them to Jax. He got back on his bike and Jax tied his hands to the handle bars.
Clay nodded and Jax nodded in return. Once they had Clay good to go, he and Juice got back to their bikes and hit the road once again.
“Dinner’s ready.” Bella called out as Kenny and Ellie were watching TV.
She smiled as they rushed to the table.
“You two must be hungry. That’s the most I’ve seen you move all day.”
Bella softly laughed as they dived in like they hadn’t eaten all day.
“I thought we could visit your grandfather after you eat.” She said as she got Abel a bottle ready.
They nodded but didn’t comment. Then again, these were the quietest children she’d ever known. Giving the circumstances, she understood. But she did hope they’d open up more around her as time progressed. She wondered if they ever talked about their mother. Bella smiled as she saw him coming up to the porch.
“Looks like someone’s here earlier than expected.” She commented as she went to answer the door.
Opie nodded upon her and she stepped aside allowing him in.
“Plenty of food you should join us.”
Bella pulled the door to and turned back around to see Opie greeting his children with a kiss on the forehead. He leaned back against one of the counters.
“Sit. I’ll get you a plate.”
“I’m not giving you an option.”
He shook his head, but with a smile. She pulled out a chair for him and brought him a plate. She sat down as well but was feeding Abel.
“Anything you can’t do?” Opie remarked as if taken back.
He pointed to the chicken with his fork.
“This is great.”
“Well thank you.”
“Yeah it is.” His son agreed and grabbed him another piece.
“Well I’m glad you’re all enjoying it.”
The doorbell rang and Bella hopped back up.
Gemma nodded and stepped on in.
“Is something wrong?” Bella questioned seeing how frazzled Gemma looked.
She didn’t answer at first. Gemma cupped her cheek and kissed her forehead, then made her way to the table and greeted Opie and the kids with kisses. Gemma noticed that Bella’s plate hadn’t been touched.
“You wanna join us?” Bella offered.
Gemma took Abel from her arms.
“Eat baby…” Gemma ordered as she took over feeding Abel.
Bella went to get Gemma a plate.
“Sit your ass down and eat.”
Opie chuckled. “You heard the lady.”
Bella sighed and sat down. Once she finished her plate, Gemma nodded.
“We need to talk.” She handed Abel over to Opie.
“Um, okay…” Bella scooted out of her chair and followed Gemma to Abel’s room.
Gemma pulled the door too.
“Seems our ‘little issue’ is a lot bigger than I thought.”
Bella narrowed her eyes in wonder.
“You mean with Wendy?”
She nodded in return.
“After doing a little investigating of my own, I found out that Agent Stahl is the one behind all this. She’s coaching the little bitch. I’m sure she’s telling her what to say and do word for word and if that’s the case. Then I’m afraid things are going to get real ugly baby. I just need you prepared. Can you handle ugly?”
“Don’t have much choice. Anything that involves Abel or Jax…”
“Good girl… I just hope you’re truly ready. We might have to do somethings you won’t take a liking to. But it’s how we get shit done around here. How we protect this family. I won’t let this bitch take any of you down. And she sure as hell isn’t taking my grandson.”
“Gem… You really think they can find away around this? Even if Wendy relinquished her rights?”
“You don’t know Agent Stahl like I do hunny. Trust me… We need to take this threat seriously, whether it becomes that or not.”
“I’d marry Jax. But I don’t think that’s what he wants. I’m afraid if we force him into this. He’ll only wind up resenting me or Abel even one day. We both know how that would end eventually. We both know how that would eventually end. I love Abel and I love Jax. I’d do anything for them. But I also don’t want to push them away by trying to keep them close. That could prove to be far more dangerous. That, and there’s still so much I haven’t told him.”
Gemma gave a simple nod but for once kept quiet on the matter.
Piney smiled as they all entered the room. Gemma and Bella had more flowers in their hands. As they set them down, Bella tended to his other ones as well, making certain they had plenty of water. Opie and the kids hugged Piney and Gemma kissed him on the cheek. Bella hugged him once she was done tiding up the room.
“How are you feeling pops?” Opie asked as he helped his father set up the oxygen tank.
“Not so bad. The doc said I can go home in a few days.”
Bella smiled on this and took his hand
“That’s great news.”
“Yeah man… I just wanted to give you the heads up.”
Jax shook his head in disbelief.
“You’d think after all that b.s with Donna…”
“Oh trust me. My thoughts exactly…”
Jax hugged Juice and patted him on the back.
“Thanks for letting me know, brother.”
“Hey man, if it were my old lady… I’d wanna know.”
“But you say it failed to go through.”
He nodded looking to be in thought.
“He didn’t look to happy about it either.” Juice admitted.
“Well he can fucking deal… I’m sick and tired of his undermining shit! As of late it’s like he’s running a one man show and the others… They’re gonna see that soon enough. I say we let Clay dig his own grave.”
“Couldn’t agree more…”
Jax took a long drag off his cigarette.
“We better get back there still got a long ways ahead of us.” Jax said as he eyed the others coming out of the gas station they were currently at.
“That and we gotta manage to sneak through Mayan territory on this run.”
“Can’t wait…” Juice witted.
Jax had a good laugh at this.
“You and me both, brother.”
The SOA shook their heads as they heard the roaring of the bikes behind them. A set of four sped on passing them and pulled into their lane. They had another five behind them. They were forced to pull over and were led to a nearby rest stop. Clay and Jax were first to kill their engines and come off their bikes.
“We met again…” The president of the Mayans bitterly remarked as he approached them.
“Just passing through.” Clay made clear.
“And for what reason vato?”
“Sightseeing…”Jax smarted with a shrug.
“Just taking my boys on a little tour… You know how it is. Just needed to get out of town for a bit.”
“And to do this you have to travel through here?”
“Hey…” the leader nodded towards one of his boys as they had a gun to Bobby’s back and one of the bedrolls.
He tossed the bedroll towards the Mayan president.
“Shit…” Clay muttered under his breath.
The SOA hurriedly brought out their guns as he unrolled the bedroll. The Mayan’s eyes widened once he took notice of the weapons.
“You passing through our land to sell?”
Juice rushed over and put a gun to the man’s head that had a gun against Bobby’s back.
“Who you dealing to? A rival of ours? Is that why you didn’t wish to share this information?”
The leader nodded towards his VP.
“Get the guns…”
Jax gritted his teeth. “Sorry, can’t let you do that.”
The two clubs whipped around as sirens were heard and cops started to pull up. Everyone hopped back on their bikes and started racing on out of there. On the way out Jax reached over and jerked the bedroll out of the leader’s hold. He sent him a wink as he sped off.
On the way out of Mayan territory Juice high fived him, “Nice…”
“Don’t celebrate too soon. You know there’s gonna be hell to pay later on.” Clay called out.
Couple days later…
Jax placed his key into the door and quietly entered the house. He tossed his keys aside and locked it up. When he peeked into Abel’s room he smiled; seeing as how they were both asleep in the rocking chair. He made his way over and gently took Abel from Bella’s arms. Jax placed his son into the crib and caressed his cheek.
“How’d it go…?” He heard Bella call out tiredly.
He pivoted around.
She nodded and came to her feet. Bella wrapped her arms around him and he hugged her in return. Jax kissed the top of her head.
“How were things around here?”
“We can talk about that in the morning.”
He nodded and she softly giggled as he scooped her up and headed to the bedroom.
Jax shook his head once Bella gave him the details pertaining to Wendy and Agent Stahl. He wasn’t even sure what to say. To keep from taking his anger out on Bella he kept quiet on the matter, but was trying to think on how to handle the situation. He let Bella know there was some off and on tension with Tig and Clay during the job. These were things he never talked about when it came to Wendy and Tara. If he wanted to earn Bella’s trust… He needed to be up front and not pull the same shit he had when he was with his ex’s. To Jax this was a clean slate and he was taking it. Bella handed him a cup of coffee and he pulled her into his lap.
“I thought we’d take Abel to the park. Then drop him off at my mother’s.”
Jax nodded and sipped at his coffee.
“You and I are going take a little road trip. Get out of town for a bit just the two of us.”
“Where are we going?”
“Don’t really need a destination baby. Just let the road take us wherever. I thought I’d share some of my cut with Opie, considering how he had to stay back. But I don’t want this getting back to Clay.”
“I think that’d be great. I know he could use it.”
“Thanks for looking after the kids. I’m sure you had your hands full.”
“Pfft, they’re easy peasy really. No trouble at all.”
He nodded and moved a strand of hair away from her face.
“You really prepared for all this, darlin’?”
“Is there such a thing? I don’t truly think it’s about preparation. Just going with the flow and take it a day at a time.”
“Couldn’t have said it better myself. I just want to make certain this is what you want.”
“And what do you mean by that exactly?”
“You and I… the club… my mother… It’s a lot to take in.”
“Are you trying to run me off?”
“Far from it… That’s the last thing I’d ever want. But I’m giving you the out if you want it – you better take it Angel baby.”
He grinned and shook his head.
“Can’t say I didn’t warn you, I just want to make certain this is what you want.
“Yeah well, if you keep giving me these ‘outs’ and I’m gonna knock you out.”
“What are you going to do with me after?” he questioned in a sexy tenor and started kissing her.
She laughed as Abel started crying.
“You mean after I deal with Abel…”
He sighed as she crawled out of his lap and headed into Abel’s room.
Jax turned down a dirt road after a few hours’ drive. He pulled up to a lake area and parked his bike. They sat there for a moment enjoying the view. The sun was just about to set and was reflecting off the water. Before long, Jax got off the bike and took the backpack he had Bella wearing off. He helped her off the bike before digging into the bag. He pulled out a blanket and laid it on the ground. Once he sat down he patted the empty area beside him hintingly. She smiled and made her way over. He wrapped an arm around her as she sat beside him.
“I love you…” he murmured as he kissed her.
“I love you too…”
“How much?” he probed as he reared back gazing into her eyes.
“Depends on what day it is.”
“And what about today?”
“You’re having a good day….”
“I hope so…” he reached into his vest and took out a black velvet box.
“What’s this?” Bella questioned as he handed it over.
“Why don’t you have a look?”
Bella narrowed her eyes in wonder but opened the box. Her jaw dropped in utter disbelief.
“Jax…” She whispered in a state of shock. Inside the box was a diamond engagement ring.
He reached over and cupped her cheek.
“Look at me, Angel…”
Her eyes locked with his.
“I need you to believe this was something I’d already planned, before my mother went all a-wall on us. I said what I said because I was rather pissed that she put a damper on my plans. Now I won’t lie. I am a little concerned giving your history. And realize this might not be what you want. Just as this is a bit sooner than what I’d imagined. But I know you love my son and you’re willing to fight for him just as much as I am. And this right here is a good start. It’s what he needs. And truth of the matter… it’s what I need. There’s just something about you. It’s so heavy… And since you’ve come into the picture; I feel like I’m thinking more clearly. Even if Wendy hadn’t come up with all this nonsense… I know what I want. And that’s you and Abel. I want us to be a family. I want something solid to come home to.
So what do you say? You wanna marry me?”
Bella started to tear up as she gave a simple nod.
“Are you sure?” He quizzed with a nervous laugh.
She nodded yet again.
“Sorry…” she muttered as she quickly wiped the tears off her face.
“What is it, baby?”
“Just a lot to take in. Just a few months ago I was on the street. I knew this wasn’t an option. Not for someone like me. I’d prepared for a life of solitude. And now here I am…”
“That you are… and I’m thankful and have been ever since you came into mine and Abel’s life.”
“I still have so much to tell you though…” the young woman grimaced as she thought about her past.
“And we’ll have plenty of time for that.”
“Jax…”she said with hesitance.
“There’s nothing you could say that’s going to change my mind about you. We all have a past. And I know you’re going to find out something’s about me. Things I don’t want you to know, but that’s how it goes. It’s like you said… About going with the flow… One day at a time. And you’re right, but that being said… We are family and no one’s taking that away from us, not ever. So we fight to the very end. Now, I’m gonna ask you one more time darlin’. Will you marry me?”
She bit her lower lip for a brief moment before answering.
He sighed in relief and took the ring out of the box. He placed it on her finger.
“Well, will ya look at that? Perfect fit.” He cut her a wink and kissed it.
Bella crawled into his lap straddling him. Her arms draped around his shoulders as she eagerly kissed him. He lay back bringing her down along with him. He took her shirt off and unclasped her bra. His hands ran along her breasts admirably. A soft moan escaped her as his tongue flicked along her nipples. Her body was grinding against his as he was sucking on her breasts. Jax firmly planted his hands along her ass egging her on. Bella positioned herself so she could get her pants and panties off. Jax smiled and readily threw his shirt off and undid his pants freeing himself…
Bella lay against his chest as they gazed upon the stars. Jax caressed her arm and kissed the top of her head.
“You ready to find a hotel?”
“Why? We already took care of that part.” She teased.
“What’s to not to say I don’t want another go?”
“Oh well, in that case…”
“Who needs sleep?” Jax added as he came to his feet and flipped her over his shoulder.
He placed her on the bike. Then grabbed the blanket and shook it out before placing it back into the bag.
Bella narrowed her eyes taking notice of a car gradually driving pass. But it was too dark to make out anything else. Jax nodded with his gun discreetly in hand. To their relief the car kept going. For his own piece of mind, he waited a few more minutes before they headed to the hotel.
“What mall has a tattoo parlor?” Bella questioned pointing to the one across the way from the store they were currently in.
“Apparently this one…” He said with a shrug as he was looking through a few t-shirts.
He put his arm around her as they were heading out of the store.
“We should get you one.”
Her eyes widened as he was leading her that way.
“You want me to get a tattoo?”
“Why not?” He said with a playful smile.
She drew back a hesitant breath and Jax resisted the urge to laugh. He wasn’t really going to make her go through with it. He just wanted to see her reaction. One of the artists nodded towards them as they entered the parlor. Jax showed her a few of the designs they had on display.
“I should get that one,” she teased pointing to a topless Betty Boop…
“Nah, that one’s more your speed…” he pointed to a topless angel instead.
“You’d love that wouldn’t you?”
“Is this a trick question?”
Jax wrapped his arms around her as she continued in flipping through all the designs.
“So what will it be baby?”
She wrinkled her nose at some of them.
“Are these the only choices?”
He shook his head and motioned to another wall of them.
Jax chuckled as a man that looked like a tattooed James Dean asked…”You looking into getting one?”
“She’s just looking…”
The man nodded. Jax leaned into her ear.
“You can breathe now darlin’. You really think I’d make you get a tat?”
She shrugged looking to be in thought. Bella turned to the man.
“Actually… I’ve something in mind if you have any openings.”
Jax raised his brows and reared back in surprise.
“I’m free right now…”
She nodded and pecked Jax on the cheek.
“I’ll be back.”
“Don’t you want me to go with you?”
“Are you going to show him your tits?”
Bella looked to be in thought.
“I don’t know… maybe…” she taunted.
The tattoo artist had this hopeful presence about him. Jax nodded to himself and looked at some of the other tattoo designs while he waited.
About an hour and half later…
Jax came to his feet as Bella and the tattoo artist exited the room they were in. She was smiling and shook the man’s hand.
“Remember whenever you need a touch up – it’s free of charge sugar.”
Bella made her way over.
“Gotta pay the guy first…”Jax said taking his wallet out.
“Already paid him.”
Jax sighed with slight irritation.
“I had it.”
She shrugged and took his hand leading him out of the parlor.
“So..?” She taunted.
“What’d you get?”
He looked her up and down wondering where it was.
“It’s wrapped right now. Sorry, can’t see it until it’s ready.”
He frowned on this.
“Will you at least tell me where you got it?”
Jax looked back towards the tattoo shop. He stopped dead in his tracks and pivoted back around.
“Really?” she called out.
He nodded and kept walking as if on a deadly mission.
“Well you can relax it’s on my back…”
He stopped once again and Bella took him by the hand yet again.
“Who knew the prince of Charming could be such a drama queen…” She pestered.
Bella led him towards the ladies room. She had him wait outside as she made certain the room was clear. She dragged him inside after and locked the door. The young woman took her shirt off and spun around. Jax could see the tattoo through its protective plastic wrap and was utterly taken back. For once he was at a complete loss for words. It was a crow feather with the infinity mark and the words eternal love. The crow feather was a signature of her loyalty to SAMCRO. And he swallowed back seeing his and Abel’s first initials in the feather as well. The eternal love part was towards all three – Jax, Abel, and the club aka her new family.
His silence had her rather alarmed. Bella put her shirt back on and gradually turned around.
“Jax?” she whispered out of concern.
Jax caressed her cheek and within a beat he was kissing her. The kissing grew even more intense as he his fingers intertwined with her long locks of hair. He was kissing along the crevice of her neck and his other hand was traveling down the back of her pants. Just as he got a handful of her ass, the doorknob jiggled followed by a knock. He let out a miserable sigh and placed his forehead against hers. Bella softly laughed and adjusted her clothes.
“You might want to tuck that away…” She hinted as to the raging hard-on he had going.
“Like I have control…” He murmured and did his best to adjust but it was still more than apparent.
Bella opened the door and the woman at the door looked to them wide-eyed. The teenage girl she had with her was giving Jax the once over – twice over. The mother cut Bella a dirty look as she and Jax exited the bathroom. Something came over Bella and she blew the mother a kiss.
“Why I never…” the mother scoffed and was rushing her daughter inside.
Jax was holding his stomach in laughter.
To her surprise Jax pulled up to one of the nicer restaurants. He took his vest off and folded it before placing it into the backpack. He adjusted his white and blue plaid shirt.
“No guns today?”
“Now darlin’, that’s just crazy talk…” he said with a smirk letting her know he was still packing.
Bella laughed and shook her head.
“Speaking of which… where’s yours?”
He cut her a shameful look.
“What? You’re like right here. Why do I need to pack heat when I have my own arms dealer?”
She gasped out as he flipped her over his shoulder and carried her into the restaurant. The host looked upon them oddly.
“Ummm, table or booth?”
Bella was hitting him on the butt.
“Put me down.”
He ignored her request and followed the hostess to the booth.
“Thanks…” he muttered as he sat Bella down.
She folded her arms about her chest and was eying him down as he sat across from her.
“You know what…”
He shrugged and looked to the menu.
“You should be packing heat… always…” he whispered.
“But it’s so bulky.”
“Then I’ll get you a smaller one…”
“Never thought I’d hear that coming from your lips.”
He cocked a brow at this and lowered the menu.
“Watch it, darlin’, I’ll whip it out right here and fuck you up against this table.”
She smiled and bit her lower lip.
“Promise?” Bella muttered under her breath as she picked up the menu.
“…fuck…” he murmured and cleared his throat seeing as how the waitress was making her way over.
They ordered a couple of beers and went back to looking at the menu.
Jax lowered the menu once again.
Bella took a pull of her beer.
“What would you say if I was to tell you my husband was a vampire and my best friend was a wolf?”
“I’d say you were drunk… But you’ve been with me all day…”
“Heh yeah… but seriously.”
“My husband was really a vampire. My best friend could turn into a wolf.”
“But they aren’t like the vampires you’d see on TV…”
He leaned back with narrowed eyes.
“Did you escape from a mental hospital?”
“No, but there are times I feel like I belong in one.”
“I’m beginning to see why…”
“They sparkle in the sun rather than turn to ashes.”
“Sparkle?” He repeated and took a swig of his beer.
“Yep… And they can run really fast. But they’re vegetarians.”
“They only feed off animals.”
“Do they now…?”
“They sure do.”
Jax cleared his throat waved the waitress over.
“I’m going to need more beer. Cut this one off.” he motioned towards Bella. “Oh and I’m going to need a shot of the strongest thing you have. Make that two…”
Bella drew back a breath. She could see it in his eyes. He didn’t believe her for shit. But hey she tried… She wasn’t sure how to get it through to him that this was indeed real. Three years though… it was all behind her now. So she didn’t feel the need to continue this conversation. Nothing she said was going to get through to Jax.
“I tell you what darling, if something about this conversation ever turns out to be true. I’ll owe you fifty bucks.”
She smiled and held out her hand.
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