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“Couldn’t sleep?” Jax questioned startling her at first as she was kicked back on his Harley.
She shrugged and looked towards the sky once again. Jax lit a cigarette and leaned against the bike.
“Who taught you to ride?”
“An old friend… At least I thought he was at the time.”
“I take it this was the one that had the picture?”
Angel made a disgusted face and nodded.
“Damn… Childhood friend I take it?”
“You could say that. We met not long after my parents divorced. I’d spend the summer with my father in Forks. The Blacks were good friends of ours. My father and Jacob’s were pretty tight back in the day.”
“I’m sorry he betrayed your trust…” Jax replied wholeheartedly.
“Seems to be a thing…”
He nodded in understanding.
“You and I both, baby. I can’t count how many times I let someone in and winded up getting fucked over.”
He drew back a breath and peered over.
He motioned towards the clubhouse.
“Just wanted you to know the body’s been taken care of.”
“That cleaner guy?”
He shook his head no.
“Rather fitting if you ask me.”
“Ever taken a life before?”
“Can you even consider it that when the person hadn’t a soul to begin with?”
“You have a valid point there. Still… I’ve reason to believe this is new territory for you. Taking a life… No matter the case. It’s heavy shit, darlin’. And it isn’t something I wanted for you. Stahl was never your responsibility. She was SAMCRO’s. All I expected was for you to get your due.”
“And I did…”
“Jesus Christ, listen to yourself Angel!”
She gritted her teeth and rose off the bike.
“She had it coming, Jax! And I haven’t any fucking regrets! I’d do it all over again if given the chance!”
“This isn’t you!”
“Don’t you stand there and tell me what is and isn’t me!”
He pinched the bridge of his nose.
“You’re getting in too deep.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
“It means that club business is club business. From now on you need to take a few steps back. Worry about our children and…”
“Don’t you even pull that shit with me Jackson!”
He raised his brows in disbelief.
“You’re not going to pull the whole what’s okay for me – isn’t with you card. I’m in this through thick and thin. That just comes with the territory. I mean honestly Jax… how many lives have you taken?”
“Because this is my cross to bear, not yours.”
“Then why am I even here? What was all that shit you said back on the road? You expect me to run on home and spend the rest of my days playing Suzie homemaker? I’m your old lady! That means I back you up. I’m not about to sit on the sidelines and watch as everything turns to dust around me. So screw you Jax!”
He shook his head as she hopped off the bike.
“What’s to stop you from taking another life and before we know it you’re in so deep even I can’t get you out?”
Angel did a slight curtesy.
“Once again, you should be asking yourself that very question. This is a two way street. You can’t play this one way ticket game with me. I won’t stand for it. If I’m in; I’m in. You don’t want me here. Then you had better let me know.”
“Dammit Angel, you know I want you here!”
“Then why are you constantly questioning everything. What are you so afraid of Jax?!”
“I CAN’T LOSE YOU! I DO AND IT WILL KILL ME, NOT TO MENTION ABEL!”
“That right there. Is what I go through every day! I keep waiting for one of the guys to knock on the door and give me the news. And I freak the fuck out in thought of being the bearer of bad news to our son! What would Abel and I do without you? And we got another on the way Jax. If we’d only quit fighting each other on this and do what needs to be done. I take care of you and Abel and do what I can for this club. I continue to have your back, while you’re doing whatever you can to fix this! Put your father’s vision into effect ASAP. After all you swore an oath to not only him, but your brother!”
“I’m pulling out of the cartel. You already know this.”
“Piney told me you had to deal with the IRA in order to get Abel and I back. When were you going to tell me?”
“I hadn’t any choice, babe! I was going to tell you just hadn’t had the chance.”
“I’ve got a plan. I just need you to trust me on this.”
“I do… Trust isn’t an issue with us Jax. I just need you to quit pushing me away. I’m going to tell you what I keep telling everyone else. I’m not HER! And if I have to say that ever again; I’m going to lose my shit! I’m not going anywhere! I’m in for the long haul! I’m sorry she hurt you Jax. I really am. But I’m not willing to pay for her mistakes; just as you don’t wish to pay for Edward’s. This right here is about me and you. You should take your own advice and let it go.”
He followed her into the club. Just as she was to enter the bedroom…”
“What?” She questioned as he gestured for her to follow him.
Jax said nothing as she followed him to the roof of the clubhouse. He grabbed something he’d kept hidden and handed it over. She looked upon it remembering how he had this on him at the cemetery the day he gave her his hoodie.
He nodded as she ran her fingers along the first page. The life and death of Sam Crow. How the Sons of Anarchy lost their way. By John Thomas Teller.
“I told you I had something I wanted you to read. You already know he wanted out of the dealings with the Irish. But there is so much more…” He tapped the manuscript with his index finger.
“This has it all. Not for the faint of heart I warn you now. But I can’t think of anyone I trust more with this knowledge other than Op.”
He drew back a breath and sat on the roof as she skimmed through the first couple pages.
“Don’t you think the others should see this as well?”
He nodded in agreement.
“One day… but now, isn’t the time. We’re still healing from everything else.”
“Has Op seen this yet?”
“I thought you could give it to him once you’re done. Just make certain the others don’t catch wind of it yet. That goes double for my mother.”
“But why me?”
“Hell, I think he’s more fond of you lately, than me.” He teased.
Angel snorted on this.
“To be honest… I think he’s going to need you around when he reads this…”
“Why not you?”
“Like I said you gotta trust me babe. There’s just something about you. You just have this way about you. People know they can count on you, Angel.”
He patted the area beside him.
“You’re right… We gotta work together on this and we’ll be stronger for it in the end.”
“Then quit being an ass…”
Jax reared back on this but started laughing. He wrapped his arm around her and pecked her on the cheek.
“You’re something else you know that?”
“Think you can keep up?”
A gasp escaped her as he suddenly had her lying back with her wrists pinned down. Jax was hovering over her with a mischievous grin.
Wayne sighed and shook his head.
He looked around and leaned towards Angel as he whispered.
“She wasn’t supposed to die…”
“Who says she died?”
“C’mon sweetheart… It’s bad enough when the others play me for a fool. Don’t join in their little reindeer games.”
“Feeling insecure, are we?”
“Did I say that?”
“You’re the one mentioning reindeer games…”
“I had everything set up. All you needed to do was come into the station and file a report against Agent Stahl.”
“Now who’s playing who for a fool? My father was chief of police remember? I know how these games are played. It wouldn’t matter the evidence you had on Stahl. She would’ve found a way to make it backfire somehow.”
Wayne sort of laughed as he sat across from her.
“I don’t want to have to arrest you…”
“You haven’t any grounds to do so. Besides, you’re so full of shit. From what I heard you were keeping guard…”
“Easy there… You’re starting to sound like someone else I know.”
“Oh?” she teased as her skin turned snowy white.
“You alright there sweetheart?” the sheriff called out in concern.
“Just give me a minute…” Angel murmured as she folded her arms about the table and laid her head down.
The sheriff rose and walked around to the other side and sat beside her.
“What happened to you?”
“I thought you were here to interrogate me… Try to scare me straight even.”
He drew back a breath.
“I think we both know that’s not entirely true…”
The sheriff reached over and grabbed the brown bag he’d brought with him. He opened it and took out a cup of coffee and Bavarian crème donut. Angel lifted her head once the smell hit her. He gestured towards the items. She smiled.
“Vanilla latte…” he said pointing to the Styrofoam sealed cup.
“You certainly know a way to a woman’s heart.”
“I thought food was the way to a man’s heart.”
She shrugged and took a bite of her donut. Angel let out a satisfied moan and Wayne raised his brows on this.
“That’s so good…”
“Well I’m glad you think so sweetheart.”
Chibs was making his way over and he hopped onto the table and reached for Angel’s donut. She slapped at his hand.
“Don’t even try it.”
He frowned causing Wayne to laugh. Chibs looked to Wayne.
“You never bring us coffee and donuts.”
“That’s because I’m his favorite!”
Wayne nodded in agreement. “She has a point.”
She smiled and stuck her tongue out at Chibs. He sighed and shook his head. Her eyes widened once she took that second bite. The young woman quickly covered her mouth and hobbled on over towards a nearby trashcan. Chibs died in laughter as she threw up.
“See now, it serves you right lass!”
She flipped him off. Chibs grabbed what was left of her donut and started eating it. Wayne shook his head looking slightly irritated.
“It’s not like she’s going to eat it now.”
Just as Chibs went to take another bite, Jax exited the clubhouse. He smacked him in the back of the head.
“Damn you, Jackie!” He hollered out as he had crème and chocolate all over his nose and mouth.
Jax laughed and hopped out of reach of Chibs attempted hit.
“Well at least you won’t be a fat preggers…”
Angel went to reply to the familiar voice, but was gagging all over again.
“MOM!” Jax scolded.
“Oh hush, that’s a good thing.”
He rolled his eyes and shook his head with annoyance. Gemma handed Abel over to Jax and went to Angel’s aid.
“Ma-mee sick…” Abel said looking sad.
“That she is, but she’s still just as beautiful. And she’s sick for a very good reason.” His father said with a look of pride about him.
Wayne reared back at Jax’s words.
“How can you be sick for a good reason?” He questioned under his breath.
Gemma, Jax, Chibs, and Kozik cut him a mocking glance.
“She’s expecting…” Gemma murmured as she led Angel inside.
The guys shook their heads upon him just waiting for it to click. The sheriff looked to Jax and sighed disappointedly.
“Heartless, just like Clay…”
Jax heard him mutter. He handed Abel off to Kozik and motioned for him to head inside as well.
“Hey now, Jackie boy!” Chibs called out as Jax rushed over and jerked Wayne right out of his seat.
He pinned him up the wall of the club.
“What did you just say?!”
Wayne raised his hands letting Jax know he wasn’t going to fight him. Chibs hurriedly pried Jax off him.
“You’re free to go now… Sheriff…” Jax bitterly remarked.
Chibs nodded and personally escorted Wayne back to his car.
“Don’t have much tolerance for ‘pigs’.” The Irish man made clear as Wayne entered his car.
“Ya start actin’ like one and we’re going to have us an issue now.” He added as he slammed the sheriff’s car door shut.
Wayne pinched the bridge of his nose for a moment and let out a laugh of despair.
“Why her…?” he muttered under his breath.
“How you feeling, sweetheart?”
“Like I’m pregnant.”
Angel managed to smile even through her state of misery. She lay on the cool tile of the bathroom floor.
“Have you gone to the doctor yet?”
“Haven’t had the chance.”
“Why don’t I take you?”
“Jax is taking me today.”
Gemma nodded but looked somewhat disappointed. Angel softly laughed taking notice as she gained energy enough to come to her feet.
“Would you like to join us? Grandma…”
Gemma rolled her eyes and popped Angel on the butt, before handing her crutches over.
“Hey, that actually hurt!” she bitched rubbing her ass.
“Something wrong?” Jax questioned as he entered the room.
“You mean other than finding your mother’s granny panties and her odd fetish for spankings?”
“You wear granny panties?” He questioned his mother with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth.
Angel lay on the bed and was giggling into a pillow.
“Watch yourself, sweetheart. We’ll just see who’s wearing what come 5 to 6 more months.”
“Why? You switching to Depends? I hear they have thongs now!” Angel witted in return.
Jax’s lip curled in disgust.
“Drink your ginger ale and can it!” Gemma snapped in return.
Angel sighed, “Fine…”
She rolled off the bed and started towards the bar. Once she left the room, Jax turned to his mother and was about to ask about the wedding plans. They froze however as they heard a gunshot followed by Angel screaming Abel’s name. Jax and Gemma bolted on out of the room. Angel had Abel in her hold and was eyeing Kozik down as his gun was lying on the floor. Angel kept her eyes on Kozik as she lowered Abel back down.
“To the room!” she barked towards Abel as she pointed that direction.
His bottom lip quivered.
He nodded and took off running towards the bedroom. Jax and Gemma looked to one another puzzled.
“Hey!” Jax called out as Angel decked Kozik across the face.
“How did he get ahold of YOUR GUN?!”
Kozik looked to be in astonishment as he looked to the gun on the floor. The others overheard this as well as they made their way inside.
“I’m so sorry. I hadn’t any idea. He must’ve grabbed snatched it from my holster.”
“He’s a little boy!”
“Look lady… I’d never let a kid play with a loaded gun!”
“He could killed himself or someone else!”
Kozik lowered his head and pinched his eyes shut. His hands shook as he continued in apologizing. Angel picked the gun up of the floor.
“NO ANGEL!” Jax shouted as she fired.
The bullet fell to the floor and just an inch away from Kozik’s face. She walked over and handed it back.
“You ever make a mistake like that again. Not Jax or the MC can save your sorry ass. Do we have an understanding?”
Once she entered the room she picked Abel up and placed him on the bed.
“Don’t you ever and I mean ever do that again! Guns are not toys!”
Abel nodded with big ole tears streaming down his face.
“Do you understand?!”
He nodded once again and lowered his head. Angel sat beside him and grabbed ahold of him. She teared up as well as she rocked him.
“I’m sorry Abel baby. I just…”
Jax nodded upon her as he entered the room. He took Abel from her arms and looked his son in the eyes.
“I’ve never spanked you Abel but if you ever pull something like that again. I will!”
Jax drew back a breath and regarded Angel, in a hinting manner.
“What if you shot mommy? You could have really hurt her.”
Angel flinched as this had the boy having a complete meltdown. But she understood what Jax was doing even if she hated it.
“You want to hurt mommy?”
Abel shook his head no.
“Answer me, son!”
“No…” He cried.
“You could’ve died Abel… And that would hurt mommy and daddy. We love you… BUT DON’T YOU EVER PULL THAT SHIT AGAIN! I MEAN IT!”
“Jax…” Angel whispered as Jax continued in raising his voice.
He shut his eyes as handed Abel back over and bolted on out the door.
“YOU! Outside… NOW!” Jax said, pointing to Kozik.
He tossed his vest over to Bobby. Jax threw his shirt off and pulled his hair back into a top knot.
“Oh shit…” Bobby murmured.
Kozik looked to Jax in alarm.
“It’s on now…” Happy said with a grin.
“Jesus buggerin’ shite,” Chibs said with a sigh.
Opie put a hand upon Kozik’s shoulder and forced him outside and into the ring.
“I hope God owns your soul because your ass belongs to Jax now.”
Kozik tried backing out of the ring and Opie shoved him back towards Jax; who was dancing about the ring getting warmed up.
“Oh man…” Kozik whimpered knowing he was about to have his ass handed to him.
“Ready?” Jax said and before he could even answer Jax popped him one.
He staggered back and was shoved back towards Jax.
“Quit pussyfooting around!” Opie scolded Kozik.
“Hit me…” Jax challenged with a nod looking crazed.
“Come on man… I didn’t mean to…”
He was socked another one.
Kozik gritted his teeth and smacked Jax one. Jax smiled and spit the blood in his face followed by a quick jab to the gut. Kozik grunted out and used his entire girth to slam Jax back against the rings. Jax took his fists and drove them against Kozik’s shoulders, sending Kozik to his knees. Jax cupped his chin and looked him in the eyes.
“Put my son in danger again and I won’t just have your patch. But we’ll be burying another brother.”
Jax helped Kozik to his feet, only to have him drop back down as he kneed him in the groin.
Gemma peeked into the room seeing as how Angel was holding Abel and they were both sobbing. She entered the room and sat beside them. She wrapped her arm around Angel and to her great surprise, Angel leaned against her shoulder.
“It wasn’t processing at first. Dammit Gem, I saw Abel with the gun and…I almost didn’t make it in time. It wasn’t truly dawning on me!”
Gemma’s heart sank knowing damn well what that meant. The gun must’ve gone off and Angel used her shield to keep her grandson safe. The older woman wrapped her arms around Angel and kissed the top of her head.
“He’s alright, baby. Look, why don’t I take him outside. Let him play on the swing set. You take a few minutes to clear your head.”
Angel nodded and handed Abel over.
“When’s your appointment?”
The young woman looked to the alarm clock on the nightstand.
“In a couple hours.”
“Good deal. You just focus on getting ready. Abel and I will be just fine.”
She nodded once again as they exited the room. Angel came to her feet. But tried as she might, she couldn’t get what just took place out of her head. She kept seeing that gun aimed towards his chest as he was playing with it. The sound of the gunfire replayed and that panicked feeling as she desperately pushed her shield out, fearing she was too late.
“HEY!” Piney called out as he speedily removed his oxygen tank and tossed it aside.
He rushed over and swiftly wrapped his arms around Angel, jerking her back. She was in the midst of a full blown anxiety attack and destructing whatever got in her way. She gritted her teeth as she struggled to break free from his hold. Piney dragged her outside hoping some fresh air would do the trick. He dropped his hold once he had her out the doors. The young woman paced about the area like a caged lioness.
“Deep breaths… Just relax…”
“Relax?!” She shouted gathering the attention of the guys as they were wrapping things up with Kozik.
“HOW THE FUCK DO I DO THAT?! WHEN EVERYONE AROUND ME KEEPS DYING! I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE!”
Piney nodded and grabbed ahold of her.
“STOP IT!” She shouted as she went to squirm out of his hold.
“Let it out, sister…” he murmured as he hugged her.
“Scream, do what you gotta do… But I’m not letting go. So suck it up!”
Piney closed his eyes as she caved in.
“I miss him so much…”
He nodded knowing who she was referring to. They’d had this conversation before.
“I know…” he whispered and pulled back, lifting her chin with his fingers.
“But look at it like this. He and JT are watching over you and Jax every day. There’s not a doubt in my mind that the two of them hit it off. And they couldn’t be prouder…”
Jax swallowed back as he caught the tail end of what Piney said. Piney turned her head towards the area Abel was playing in. He was smiling and going down the slide.
“See… like it never even happened. He’s just fine. And that’s just further proof if you ask me.”
She looked to be in thought as Piney headed back inside.
“Everything looks great. We should be able to pick up the heart beat on your next appointment. You’re just shy of being three months along.”
Jax’s eyes widened as he hadn’t expected her to be that far along.
The obgyn nodded.
“From the looks of the baby’s development your wife is entering her 12th week.” The doctor said assuming they were married.
Angel got this guilty look to her realizing she’d been smoking, drinking, and had smoked pot during her pregnancy.
“Our baby’s fine…” Jax reminded undoubtedly as if he were reading her mind.
The obgyn smiled.
“Congratulations.” She said and handed the baby’s first sonogram picture over to Jax.
“Would you like a copy as well?”
Gemma nodded and the woman made one more. The woman looked towards Abel afterward.
“You must be the big brother?”
“You ready for a little brother or sister?”
Abel nodded once again and reached for the sonogram picture in his daddy’s hand. Jax smiled as he showed him the picture. Abel had this puzzled look on his face.
“You see the baby?” his father asked.
He shook his head no and had a pouty look about him.
“I don’t either…” Jax admitted causing the obgyn and Angel to laugh.
Angel took the picture from Jax’s hold and pointed the baby out to Abel.
“See? There’s your baby brother or sister.”
“Bay bay?” Abel repeated confused as ever.
“Oh, I see it now… Must’ve been upside down.” Jax remarked with a chuckle.
Abel shook his head with a frown. He looked to his daddy.
“Bay bay?” He questioned and raised his hands in the air, baffled.
This prompted laughter from everyone within the room.
“I appreciate the enthusiasm but I’m not so sure Jax would approve… I see you got your cast removed.”
Angel’s eyes shot open seeing as how Lyla was lying in the bed beside her. Not only that, but she had her leg wrapped around her and in a rather seductive matter.
The porn star died in laughter. Angel shook her head as she rolled over and covered her face but started laughing.
“You bitch…” she hissed with a massive blush going across her cheeks.
She rolled back over and looked to Lyla in question.
“What are you doing here?”
“You and I are going to have a little girl outing.”
“He’s feeding Abel breakfast and taking him to his mother’s afterward.”
Angel trolled out of the bed and Lyla whistled causing her to blush all over again.
“Stop staring!” she rustled as she slipped into a pair of panties.
Lyla frowned as if disappointed and Angel threw a pillow at her.
“What would Op say?”
“Probably something along the lines of can I watch and did you get paid?”
“Fucking men and fucking porn stars.” Angel muttered playfully.
“Both in which you happen to love. Admit it.”
“Depends on the man and the porn star.”
“So you do love me!”
“Did I say that?” She fired back as she finished getting dressed.
Lyla hopped off the bed and followed her into the kitchen.
“Don’t have to. You were the one humping me, remember?”
Jax reared back as he overheard this.
“Something I need to know about?”
“You mean other than you blowing your chance at getting laid this morning? Did you think I wouldn’t notice? Wrong blonde…”
“Hell…” he looked to the time. “We still got a few minutes babe. Lyla can watch Abel…”
“Nah buddy, you blew that chance.”
Angel opened one of the cabinets but froze as she caught wind of something else. She looked to Jax in wonder.
He nodded as he wiped Abel’s mouth clean.
“Like as in today?!” she practically whispered as she looked to the marriage license once again.
“Jesus, Jax… A little warning would’ve been nice.”
“You have nine hours how much of a warning do you need?”
“Like a few days would’ve sufficed!”
“And I did that. Remember?”
“You never gave an actual date.”
“So what are you saying exactly? You don’t wanna do this?”
“Don’t be an idiot…”
“Then stop questioning it and get your ass out the door.”
Lyla laughed as Angel stuffed a cracker into her mouth and eyed Jax down. Once she finished that cracker she took her b6 and prenatal vitamins washing them down with some ginger ale.
“I don’t have a dress.”
Jax motioned towards Lyla.
“And that’s what you ladies are going to be handling today. I got everything else set up.”
Lyla sighed and took Angel by the hand and was practically dragging her out the door.
He smiled and waved them off. Angel regarded her husband-to-be with slight panic and Jax blew her a kiss.
“See anything you like?” Lyla questioned as Angel looked around.
“They’re all so…”
Lyla had a good laugh at this.
“Well they are wedding dresses.”
Angel sighed as she ran her fingers along one of them.
“They remind me of my last wedding…”
“That’s not good.”
“And none of these say wife of Jackson Teller.”
Lyla narrowed her eyes looking to be in thought. Angel laughed as she motioned towards a lingerie store across the way.
“There we go…” She teased nodding towards a black and white corset with matching stockings.
“I’ll just walk down the aisle in that.”
“You’d certainly have Jax’s attention.”
The porn star tilted her head in thought.
“Actually… That’s not really a bad idea.”
“I was joking…”
Lyla ignored this and took her by the hand. She led her into the lingerie shop and picked up the one Angel was ogling.
“You really like this?”
“Well yeah, but for like playtime…” she hinted.
“Just hear me out…”
“I say we get this. I take you back to Cara Cara and play with some other ideas we got laying around.”
“You want me to wear lingerie for my wedding?”
“Come now. I saw the way your face lit up.”
“Only because I was imagining the look on Jax’s face.”
“Exactly… Work with me here.”
Angel sighed, “okay then…”
“You won’t regret this. I promise. That man’s going to nut himself once he catches wind of you!”
Jax hung his suit up in the office of the garage.
“So you’re really going through with it, huh?” Opie taunted.
“Hmmm… What if I was to tell you she’s been two timing you?”
“I swear my old lady wants to run off with yours. Should’ve heard the way she was babbling on this morning. Angel this and that…”
“I suppose I’ll marry her anyhow and allow your old lady visits.”
Jax shook his head.
“Actually no… I’m ready. Been ready…”
“And what about her?”
Jax sort of laughed.
“She seemed a bit frazzled at first, but I think it has more to do with me springing it on her the way I did.”
“You’re sure she’s ready, right?”
“I should hope so.”
“So, this isn’t one of those hurry and hogtie the bride weddings, is it?”
“As far as I know we’re in the clear. I’ll let you know otherwise. Besides, last I checked she was the one with child not the other way around.”
“Heard from Juice?”
“Hm. I wonder how that’s going?”
“You think he’s going to sparkle?”
Jax laughed in thought.
“Let’s hope so! The jokes write themselves.”
“Hey, you got this one?” Bobby called out as a car pulled up.
“Yeah!” Jax hollered out in return.
He headed on out of the office and towards the car. He was in his own world at the moment as he was thinking about the wedding. Jax walked right up to the window and started to ask what he could do to help. The moment he saw who it was he uttered the words… “You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.”
The woman smiled and lowered her shades.
“Long time no see.”
The boys caught wind of this as well and shook their heads in sheer disbelief.
“Seems Jackie boy is still fate’s bitch.” Chibs murmured.
“What is it about guys getting married that suddenly brings out old pussy?” Opie chimed in as well.
“You got me lad.”
“I could use an oil change and some tuning up.”
Jax resisted the urge to roll his eyes.
“I bet you could, maybe some new headlights as well?” He smarted under his breath as he thought about his old lady in comparison. This caused the woman to frown.
He sighed and pointed towards an empty area.
“You can pull up there. I’ll get to it in a minute.”
She nodded and pulled on up. Jax cursed under his breath as he headed into the office and grabbed a clipboard. The woman stepped out of the car and waved to the guys. They pretended not notice and went back to what they were doing.
“Key’s in the ignition?” Jax questioned as he made his way back.
She nodded and Jax got into the car and pulled into one of the garages. As he went to work on the car, the woman entered the area.
“So… how are things?”
“Good… and you?” He said doing his best to remain polite but not make direct eye contact. He just wanted to finish this up so he could send her about her way.
“Not so bad. I was just passing through actually. I’ve been offered another position. I have an interview in the morning so thought I’d get a head start.”
“And if I take the job I’ll get a promotion.”
He nodded but deep down he was thinking something along the lines of how he could care less.
“It’s just a couple hours away from here.”
He nodded once again.
“You seem different…” she commented as she got a better look at him.
“Is that so?”
“Look different too… You cut your hair. It looks nice.”
“Just a tad…” he replied as he’d only had it trimmed a bit for tonight.
“Everything good with the club and shop itself?”
“Why don’t you wait in the office? There’s coffee and air conditioning, against the rules for you to be back here anyhow.”
“You never had an issue with it before.” She said sounding rather flirtatious.
He peered over in disbelief.
“Those were different times, darlin’. You’re just a customer now. So I need you to wait in the office. I’ll have this ready for you in no time.”
“Can I at least ask how Abel is?”
Jax’s entire face lit up and he shook his head.
“Maybe you should take your car somewhere else…”
He slammed the hood of her car down and tossed her keys back over.
“Don’t you come here asking about MY son; like you ever truly gave a damn.”
“That is not true. You know I thought of the world of Abel. Like a son even!”
That explains why you were so easy to discard him just as you did the other two! He thought bitterly but wasn’t in the mood, so he simply walked away. She placed a hand along his shoulder.
“Jax… I’m sorry…”
“I don’t want your apologies. Just go…”
Her jaw dropped.
“You can’t even talk to me? Much less look me in the eyes.”
“What do you want me to say, Tara?! Huh? You left! And now you’re just passing on through. End of story. I haven’t anything to say to you.”
“Is it true?”
“And what would that be exactly?”
“That you’re getting married.”
He cut her a peculiar glance.
“And where did you hear this?”
“It doesn’t really matter.”
He sort of laughed.
“That’s right… I forget. You’re the queen of withholding information and lies! Amongst other things.”
“ME?! If memory recalls you cheated on me not the other way around!”
“And you just love throwing that in my face, don’t you? So tell me Tara, when were you going to tell me about the abortion?”
A look of shock came about her.
“That’s right. I know! You always had one foot out the door. And you finally made your escape. So what is it you want from me exactly? What is it you came here for?”
“I just wanted to see if you were alright and to see if this woman’s…”
“To see if she’s, what?”
“If she’s even worthy of you and Abel.”
He half laughed and pointed upon her.
“Um no. We’re not doing this. I moved the fuck on! I’m getting married Tara and I don’t have the patience or the time to play ancient history with you. You haven’t any say in who I marry; much less if they’re worthy enough.”
“Jax… I’m just trying to help. Like you said we have history. I still care about you and Abel, always will.”
His cellphone rang and he growled at the irony. He kept his eyes on Tara and put up a hand of warning.
Jax ignored the pitiful look on Tara’s face.
“Just wanted you to know I’m with Lyla at Cara Cara.”
“Oh? And what’s at Cara Cara?”
“She’s helping me piece something together.”
“Like what another porno?”
“Haha, you’re so funny. Besides, I’m nothing without my costar.”
“Are you saying you want to make another sometime soon?”
“You’re marrying a fucking porn star?!” Tara barked causing every man there to cringe.
Jax could already picture Angel’s face causing him to flinch.
“Look babe, I gotta go.”
“Let me talk to her.” Tara sputtered out and held her hand out for the phone.
“Have you lost your fucking mind?” He hissed.
“Um Jax… What’s going on?”
“I’ll explain later Angel.” At this he hung up the phone and shook his head upon Tara.
“You’ve got some nerve. You know that?”
“ME? I can’t believe you! So who is she? Let me guess… Ima? Or is there a new Cara Cara girl I don’t know about.”
He laughed and shook his head.
“You think I’m marrying Ima? And what would it matter if she was a porn star or not?! You haven’t changed a bit. You’re just as shallow!”
“I’m shallow? Are you even considering what this could do to your son? He needs a mother not some loosey goosey bimbo!”
“As we’ve established… What I do is no longer your concern. GET OUT!”
Chibs snatched the keys from her hold. He got into the car and backed it out. Once he was done he handed her keys back over.
“Keep going before you feel the back of me hand.”
Her jaw dropped and she looked over seeing as how Jax was nowhere in sight. The guys waved her off and Chibs blew her a kiss.
Angel laughed as Lyla had her standing in front a lengthwise mirror. Lyla smiled and spun her around like a ballerina.
“Now that is hot. All we need is to finish the skirt. Think about it. All you gotta do is take that skirt off and BAM you’re all set for the honeymoon!”
“That’s actually pretty awesome.”
“I’m glad you approve!”
“I’m sure Jax will as well.”
“Here try these on.” Lyla said handing her some silk black bridal gloves.
They turned towards the door as there was a knock.
“Yes?” Lyla called out.
“Sorry to bother you but you have a visitor.”
Lyla regarded Angel in wonder.
“You expecting someone?”
“I’ll check it out. But first…”
She handed Angel a yellow envelope.
“Let’s just say it’s a little wedding gift. I wouldn’t open it until the actual honeymoon.”
She looked to the envelope in thought as Lyla headed on out the door.
Lyla let out an uncomfortable laugh once she saw who it was.
“You have the worst timing…”
“So I’ve heard.” The woman said as she came to a stand.
“What brings you here Tara?”
“Actually I was hoping you could tell me about this woman Jax is marrying.”
“And what is it you wish to know exactly?”
“Well for starters I’d like to meet her.”
“Don’t think that would be wise.”
“She’s here. Isn’t she?”
“It wouldn’t matter if she was or not. You and I both know that isn’t the best idea.”
“So Jax really got himself into deep water this time. Didn’t he?”
“Just how so?”
“No offense but he’s marrying into this shit?!”
Lyla raised her brows on this.
“And what is that supposed to mean?”
“I think we both know. This isn’t good for Abel or Jax. He’s got enough on his plate worrying about the MC. And now this?!”
“I’m sorry I seem to forget the part where it’s any of your business.”
“Where is she?”
“I think you’ve warn out your welcome now. Do yourself a favor and go on. You need to trust me on this one.”
“Hey Lyla, it’s Op. He says it’s important…”
Lyla winced as Angel made her way over and handed her cellphone over.
“I’m going to have to call you back…” Lyla muttered into the phone and hung up.
The two brunettes locked eyes.
“Doctor Knowles… What brings you here?”
Angel questioned triggering an odd gaze from Tara.
“Do I know you?”
“Doubt it…” she said as she offered a hand.
“New girl I take it?” Tara asked Lyla as they shook hands.
Lyla snorted on this.
“Well that would depend on the context.” She added in return.
Tara looked to Angel in question then back to Lyla.
“I meant a fresh face of Cara Cara’s.”
“Georgie wishes…. But no.”
“Let’s just cut to the chase. I’m Jax’s old lady…”
Tara staggered back.
“You?” The doctor questioned in mockery.
Angel smiled and nodded.
“Are you even legal?” Tara hissed causing both girls to pull a face.
The doc rolled her eyes.
“Still a bit young to be playing house, don’t you think?”
“I’m thinking it’s none of your business. That being said however I’ve got a good reason…” Angel said whilst rubbing her stomach hintingly. She felt the need to stick to the bitch.
Tara’s jaw dropped in utter disbelief.
“You little skank… You think you get can pregnant just in order to cozy up to Jackson Fucking Teller.”
Lyla and Angel looked to one another and started laughing.
“Cute…” Angel remarked.
“What are you doing Tara?”
“Protecting what’s mine.”
“You haven’t anything to claim. You threw it all away.”
“If you were smart you’d leave while you still can. Take your unborn child and go someplace safe. You think they won’t fuck you over in the end? You got another thing coming. You haven’t any idea what you’re getting yourself into. And don’t you even begin to think he’s going to be faithful. He doesn’t know the meaning of the word.”
Lyla frowned on this and shook her head, remembering that day all too well.
“I’m not going anywhere, but you are… Have a pleasant day, doc! Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!”
Angel headed back to the dressing room and Lyla motioned for security to forcibly remove Tara.
“What did she mean by that exactly?” Angel asked once Lyla entered the room.
Lyla drew back a hesitant breath.
“You mean he didn’t tell you?”
“Tell me what?”
The porn star regarded Angel with sincerity.
“He’s different with you…” Lyla did her best to assure but Angel couldn’t disguise the apprehensive look on her face.
She put her hand to her stomach in thought.
“Why would he keep that from me?”
“I’m sure he’s ashamed and wants that part of him to die along with his and Tara’s relationship.”
Angel nodded but pinched the bridge of her nose.
“Who was she?”
“Lyla, please… I should know this stuff. I’m three hours away from vowing myself to this man.”
“Perhaps you should call him. Let him ease your concerns. I’ll give you some space…” Lyla said as she exited the room.
Angel looked to her cellphone in thought. She hated bringing all this shit up and on the day of their wedding. But she wanted to know what she was getting herself into. Just as she was to call her cellphone sounded. She drew back a breath seeing as how it was Jax.
“Hey…” she answered but her heart did that dropping thing.
There was a moment of uncomfortable silence. Something neither was used to. Jax cleared his throat.
“Jax…” she said with disappointment laced within her voice.
“What is it, baby?”
She gazed upon herself in the mirror. She was still in the lingerie fully grasping what she must’ve looked like to Tara. Angel shut her eyes for a moment.
“Why didn’t you tell me?”
He sighed thinking this had to do with Tara’s visit.
“I’m guessing that means you know about Tara being in town.”
“Amongst other things.”
“Truth now… Did you cheat on Tara?”
He covered the receiver and slur of profanities escaped him. The guys looked to Jax in concern.
He rolled on out from under one of the cars and headed into the office. He shut the door behind him.
“Who told you that?”
“The lovely doc herself.”
“Wait… she’s there?!”
“Jesus fucking Christ!” He shouted and punched at a wall.
“What did she say?!”
“Something along the lines of leaving while I can. That my child and I aren’t safe… She also went as far as to mention your inability to stay faithful.”
He shook his head feeling as though God truly had it out for him.
“Did you cheat on Tara, Jax?”
Panic struck and he felt like he’d pass the fuck out. And it somehow felt ten times worse than having Tara walk in on him. But he wasn’t about to lie her either. He drew back the deepest of breaths.
“I’m not proud of it. Believe me baby. I was a different person then. My mind was elsewhere and all I could think about was running Tara off.” He sighed once again.
“I tried breaking it off. I told her she’d be better off if she went ahead and left Charming, like she wanted. When she wouldn’t acknowledge the breakup, I…” Jax staggered back knowing he was about to shoot himself in the foot and their wedding plans were officially done for.
“I set it up so she’d walk in on me fucking Ima. At the time it was the only way I knew to get my point across. She wasn’t cut out for this life baby. Never was… Tara and I…” He let out a laugh of pure misery.
“I loved her. Hell, I was crazy about her. She was my high school sweetheart. And there was a time I thought she was it. But as time progressed, the more I realized she wasn’t. Our relationship became toxic. I became resentful and because I knew she wasn’t given me and Abel her all. She was constantly going on about how miserable she was and how she hated this place, this life… She wanted the three of us to up and leave it all behind. And I almost did. I thought it was what I wanted as well. But I couldn’t. This is who I am. The MC is my family and I feel this urge of responsibility. It’s as if I’m turning my back to my father’s legacy if I simply walk away. Baby, I’m sorry. I know I should’ve told you. But that was a part of me I never wanted you to know. I let it take over. I became one of the monsters I fight so hard to keep out of Charming! It wasn’t just that I cheated on Tara. I became greedy… It was all about the money and how much we could bring in. It wasn’t until Donna died and I found my father’s manuscripts that I opened my eyes and realized – that wasn’t what I wanted. That’s not the legacy I want to leave behind. I want to achieve the things my father never had the chance to. And I can only hope you’re there every step of the way. But if you’re not… I understand. I love you. I just hope you believe me when I say I’m not about to do anything to screw this up or hurt you. I wasn’t lying when I said I can’t lose you. You gotta believe that. So here’s the thing… I’m going to hang up now. And pray to God you show up tonight. I’ll be waiting…”
“She’ll show…” Opie assured as it was fifteen minutes past.
Jax shook his head and sort of laughed as he looked about the park he’d rented out. Everything was set up and ready to go. All but the bride…
“I’m telling you Op, she’s long gone… I fucked everything up!”
Everyone looked over as Piney’s trike pulled up. Jax reared back at the sight of Angel hopping off the back. He could make out the Harley Davidson boots beneath the wedding dress. She took her helmet off letting her hair fall naturally. Jax found himself in literal awe. His old lady was a mix between biker girl from hell and heavenly angel. She tossed the helmet over and Chibs caught it amongst the guests. Piney came off the bike as well and escorted her down the aisle.
“Would you mind giving me away?”
“You sure that’s what you want?” he teased and she smiled in return.
“I’d be honored.”
Once they made their way down he placed her hand in Jax’s. Angel regarded Jax in marvel. She’d never really seen him outside his SAMCRO vest or usual mechanic’s wear. He had his hair down and he was in a black suit and tie. Most of their guests wore black. The Sons dressed nice but wore their SAMCRO vests over their clothes, whereas Jax wore his vest beneath his blazer. Angel waved upon Abel as he was in a little black suit as well reminding her of his father. He smiled and waved in return as he was sitting in Gemma’s lap. Piney looked to the man performing the ceremony.
“I take it you wish give this bride away.”
“Not willingly…” Piney taunted with a wink Jax’s way.
“You had better take care of her, son…”
Jax nodded looking relieved.
Piney took his seat amongst the guests and Jax looked Angel in the eyes.
“I thought it best if I made you sweat it out.”
“Sounds about right.”
“Are we ready to begin?” The man asked.
Jax looked to Angel in question.
“I think you’ve suffered long enough.”
He smiled and turned to the man.
“I believe we are.”
“Very well… We are assembled here in the presence of family and friends to celebrate the joining of this man and this woman in the unity of marriage. There are no obligations on earth sweeter or tender than those you are about to assume. There are no vows more earnest than those you are about to make. There is no human institution more sacred than that of the home you are about to form. True marriage is the holiest of all earthly relationships. The state of matrimony is based in this deep, invisible union of two souls who seek to find completion in one another. Do you understand this?”
“Yes” she and Jax chorused.
“Will you please face each other and join hands?”
They nodded and did as so.
“Jackson Nathaniel Teller, will you take this woman, whose hands you hold, choosing her alone to be your wedded wife? Will you live with her in the state of true matrimony? Will you love her, comfort her, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, honor her at all times, and be faithful to her?”
“Angel Marie Webber, will you take this man, whose hands you hold, choosing him alone to be your wedded husband? Will you live with him in the state of true matrimony? Will you love him, comfort him, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, honor him at all times, and be faithful to him?”
“As you take these preliminary vows, Jackson and Angel, I would have you remember: To love is to come together from the pathways of our past and then move forward…Hand in hand, along the unmapped roads of our future, ready to risk, to dream, and to dare… And always believe that all things are possible with faith and love in God, and in each other. Will you repeat after me?”
“I Jackson, take you Angel to be my wife, to love and cherish, from this day forward, and to pledge you my faith.”
He repeated the vows wholeheartedly.
“I, Angel, take you Jackson, to be my husband, to love and to cherish, from this day forward, and to pledge you my faith.”
She reiterated with a warm smile.
“It is my understanding you have brought forth rings as a symbol of your candor.”
“Bless these rings, that each gives, receives, and wears as a symbol of the promise between them and God, and may they ever abide in thy peace, living together in unity, in love, and in happiness, and with good purpose do thy will. Amen.
Jackson, will you repeat after me: With this ring, I thee wed. Let it ever be to us a symbol of our love.”
Jax placed the ring on her finger as he repeated the oath.
“Angel, will you repeat after me: With this ring, I thee wed. Let it ever be to us a symbol of our love.”
He looked to her in surprise as she removed a ring from her black rose bouquet. He noticed how it was solid gold but had black tire tracks around it reminding him of his Harley. He smiled in thought. He removed his Sons rings and pocketed them. She placed the ring on his finger and she restated the oath as well.
“In as much as you, Jackson, and you Angel, have consented together in the union of matrimony and you have pledged your faith each to the other in the presence of these witnesses, now by the authority vested in me by the State of California, I now pronounce…”
“Wait!” Opie called out causing Jax reared back in wonder.
“You gotta say it, brother.”
Angel looked to Jax in question. However Jax got this certain beam to him.
Opie nodded and sat back down. Jax cupped her chin and looked her in the eyes.
“I promise to treat you as good as my leather and ride you as much as my Harley.”
Everyone laughed expect the one doing the actual ceremony. He shook his head with an annoyed air about him.
“Will there be any more interruptions?”
“Oh cool it, you’re getting paid!” Chibs threw out there.
The man sighed.
“I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss your bride.”
“It’s about time.” Jax muttered under his breath as he eagerly locked lips with hers.
There was clapping followed by hooting and hollering.
Angel covered her mouth in laughter as Jax gave the cue and Heaven Sent by Hinder began to play.
“Does this mean we have a song?”
“Absolutely” he responded with a genuine beam and took her hand escorting her back down the aisle.
Angel tossed the bouquet and Opie his eyes shut as Lyla caught it. Jax led her to his bike. One he got his new bride situated, he waved their guests off and climbed on as well.
“Hold on, Angel darlin’.”
Jax pulled into the drive of an unfamiliar house. This had Angel regarding the house in question as he killed the engine and hopped off the bike. He held out a hand and helped her off the bike.
“Jax?” She whispered as he walked right up to the front door and unlocked it with a set of keys she’d never seen before.
Jax tossed the keys onto a nearby table and hit the lights, and then he observed her reaction. It wasn’t quite registering as she viewed the living room all decked out in Harley Davidson décor. There was a small bar and matching pool table as well. She tilted her head seeing as how there were pictures of the three of them around the house as well.
“Where are we?”
“We’re home, baby.”
Her mouth flew open in outright shock.
He chuckled and waved his hands about the area.
“Been working on this for some time now. Do you have any idea how hard it is to keep something like this a secret? We gotta move some stuff over from the other house but we’re set for now. Once we sell the other house we’ll be in a lot better shape.”
“Jax…” She murmured taken back as she continued about the house.
He drew back a breath.
“A lot of money went into this. So I’m afraid our honeymoon’s been postponed. That being said we couldn’t have gone far anyhow. Not with everything that’s going on. It’s just not a good time to be leaving Charming at the moment. But I promise… when the opportunity arises. I’m going to take you somewhere far away and spoil the shit out of you.”
Angel covered her mouth with a gasp as she peeked into the bedrooms. Each room had their own theme – such as how Abel’s was done in dinosaurs, theirs was black and white with gray walls, and to her great surprise there was another room ready to go.
“Jax…” She whispered in utter amazement as he had a baby room set up as well. Meaning he’d managed to pull this off in very short notice.
She stepped into the room and ran her fingers along the wooden crib. Jax looked on with concern as she began to cry. This was something the woman never dreamed of having – a loving husband, kids, and house of her own. It wasn’t that long ago those things seemed so far out of reach.
“I can’t believe you did this… This is beautiful. Everything is, Jax… It’s just perfect.”
He nodded as he entered the room. He wrapped his arms around her waist and rested his head about her shoulder.
“This is our beginning Angel…”
Jax twirled her about so that she was facing him. He wiped the traces of tears from her face with his thumbs.
“You gave me a scare, you know. Here I was putting all this shit together. And I just knew you were about to bail on my sorry ass.”
She smiled and softly laughed.
“For?” she asked, whilst wrapping her arms around his neck.
“Not giving up on me. I know I don’t deserve it, you and Abel especially, but you’re here and we’re expecting another. It won’t be easy by any means. But there’s not a doubt in my mind… that we can do this, baby. I love you.”
“I love you too.”
He cleared his throat and brought her arms down.
“You know our new bed could use some breaking in.”
“Is that so?”
Her husband nodded and kissed along her shoulders and neck.
“Sorry Jax, I think I feel a headache coming on.”
He cocked a brow at this.
“Nah… we’re not playing that game, darlin’. You’re my little slave now.”
Jax nodded with a touch of a chuckle.
“That was my hidden agenda all along and you fell for it.”
She felt something cold and metal like wrap around her wrists. When she looked down her jaw dropped seeing as how he had her in cuffs. Before she could so much as blink he had her in a fireman’s carry and was heading out the door.
Jax carefully tossed her about the bed, only to find himself gawking in a stupor. He lifted her dress seeing the sexy little getup beneath.
“…fuck…” he muttered under his breath.
Once he realized the bottom portion of the dress wasn’t connected, he took the skirt off and slid her boots off as well.
“That’s gotta be the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen…” he declared as he ran a hand along one of her stockings.
As he worked his way up he noticed the crotch-less panties that she was wearing. He licked his lips and breathed her in as he spread her legs. Jax loosened his tie and took it off tossing it about the room. He took his blazer and leather vest off and pitched them towards a nearby chair. A soft moan fled from his angel as the outlaw took his tongue to her slit. He unbuttoned his shirt as he continued. He stopped however as she’d brought her cuffed hands back down. Jax shook his head as if to scold her.
“Keep them up…”
She blushed on this and he sent her a wink.
“Thatta girl…” he murmured against her pussy as she raised them back up.
He took his time giving his new bride the tongue fucking of a lifetime. As he did this he undid his pants and brought himself out. Jax slunk on over, positioning his cock right over her mouth.
“I wanna see that sexy little mouth around my cock.”
She had that kittenish smile of hers going and that had him riled up even more than he was already. Once she had her lips around him he slowly began to thrust. The sight alone had him eager for release, but he was far from done. He braced himself against the headboard and picked up the stride a bit. Hearing her moan against him was maddening and the vibrations of her tongue against him only added to it. He pulled out knowing he had to stop before he blew his load. He wasn’t ready for that. He wanted to cum in that tight little slit of hers and give into that animalistic urge to mark his fucking territory.
The moment he entered she cried out his name.
“Hands up, baby…” he reminded as he forced them back up.
She was biting that lower lip of hers and Jax couldn’t help but to smirk as he witnessed her cumming so hard – she had it running down her legs and all along the shaft of his cock. He gritted his teeth as he kept going. He was determined. He wasn’t about to stop until he had those legs of hers trembling and she was damn near passing out from exhaustion. This was their wedding night after all. And he was going to make certain it was unforgettable…
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