Tuesday, 16 July 2013

4.40 A new deal




Estevan had to make sure the new roulette table was working at the casino before he opened the doors. He had checked the last table when he saw Blair, “How is my new nephew?”



“Draco is fine. He just cries a lot at the moment.”
“How is Teddy doing?”
“She is coping better than me. Why was I called into this meeting?” Estevan looked at his brother and replied, “I felt your anxiety about us missing out as brothers so the business will be drawn up differently.” Blair was intrigued, “How will it be different?”



They both sat down waiting for William and Blake to turn up and Estevan replied, “I want us as partners, split 50/50.”
“What about the boys?”
“We will pay them a good wage as in management wage.” 



Just then Will walked in, “Congratulations, Uncle Blair. What did you name the baby?”



“We named him Draco.” Estevan suddenly was quiet and Blair turned to him and said in a sarcastic tone, “It’s not the only news in this family. Am I right?”



Estevan smiled, “Your right, I’m going to be a Dad again.” Blair grinned and said, “Honeymoon?” Will looked at his Dad and said, “Do you know what it will be?”



Estevan laughed, “You and your brother asked the same thing. I’m glad you are pleased though. Where is Blake anyway?”
Will looked concerned and replied, “I called at the apartment but there was no answer.” Estevan had gone from happy to angry, “He is supposed to be here for this meeting.”
Blair who couldn’t resist said, “If I had just moved in with my girlfriend I know exactly what I’d be doing.” Estevan shot Blair a stinking look but had to admit he was right. Estevan decided he could not wait any longer for Blake so decided to start the meeting without him.



“I called this meeting because a new contract has to be signed. William I know I promised a share in the business but you should be aware that the business did originally belong to your uncle.”
Will knew where this was going, “You want a partnership with Uncle Blair?” Estevan was about to say something when Blair intervened, “We are not cutting you out. Estevan is suggesting a partnership. You and Blake will get a mangers wage but you still have as much of the responsibility. 



He wants to make it fair for when my kids grow up and join the company.” Will started to laugh then stopped and stared at Blair and coldly said, “If Draco is you then the business could fall under again.”
This time Estevan spoke, “There is that risk but there are more of us to keep him under control.” 



Blair lost it, “Hang on, Draco is almost a month and you two are already condemning him.” Estevan looked at his brother and firmly stated, “I know you remember but when I first met you, you were a new vampire with anger and resentment. If Draco is you then we will be here to help. However if we are lucky he might follow his mother.”
Blair yelled, “Can we get back to business.” Estevan grinned, “I only said what you thought too.” Blair grunted as he looked at Will.



William thought for a moment and said, “Is there any plans to expand the business?”
Now calm, Blair asked, “What about a resort?” William looked shocked, “Who would want to come here for a holiday?”
“You say that because you live here but if we don’t do this then we could lose money. We all agreed to our wives to stay away from drugs,” Blair stated then Estevan added, “And I also have given the arcade away.” 



Blair was now furious, “Who the hell did you give it to?”
“I gave it to Matt and Hazel on condition they go to university. There is a new bar for us opening in Lucky Palms and Spencer will run that for us.” Blair wanted to kick off but he did like Matt and knew how Estevan felt so under a slight protest grunted, “Fine.”
Will saw his Dad pick up the phone and said, “Dad, Blake has switched his phone off.” Estevan became frustrated as he slammed the phone down, “I just tried Lexy but no answer.”



Blair coughed and Estevan instantly knew that cough, “You know where he is, don’t you?” Estevan grabbed Blair and pushed him into the wall, “What is my son up too?”
“Go ahead beat the crap out of me but I won’t tell. Little brother you said family is important so when he came to me last night, I helped my nephew out.”
“Is he in trouble?”
“No he isn’t but he did say he’d explain when he got back and sorry about missing the meeting.” 



Estevan let him go, “Doesn’t he trust me?”
“He trusts you but he knows you too well and he didn’t want things to get out of hand.”
“Why would things get out of hand? Where is that boy?” 

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

4.39 Is it the right time?


Keith slammed his hands on the desk, “What the hell do you think you are doing chasing after your boyfriend when you should be bringing in the suspect?” Lexy opened her mouth but nothing came out as Keith continued his rant, “Since you started dating that Granger boy your mind has been elsewhere…” Lexy by now had heard enough, “First of all do not bring my private life into this. Who I date is none of your business. Word around the station was that you were controlled by Estevan. If that’s true, don’t take it out on me.” 


Lexy now mirrored Keith in her position and continued, “Yes I did chase Blake and you want to know why because that asshole who calls himself a man, when I caught up to him, he pinned me to the railing kissing me and trying to put his vile self all over me. From the position Blake saw this; he thought I’d cheated on him. You know what happened last time to Blake because you arrested him. It was because of me you found the right person so don’t you dare yell at me. I had backup but I needed to calm Blake down before he had time to blow it all out of proportion.”


Thought gritted teeth Keith replied, “Have you finished?”
“Not quite yet. I was also on my first day of holidays when you called me back and the only reason for that is I’m the only vampire at the station. You needed me because I can really run.”


“Get out and while you are playing the happy couple on holiday think about if you really want your job.”


“Don’t you dare give me an ultimatum? I love the job but as we all know at the station balancing the life as a cop and your love life is hard.”
“I know it is as my wife hates my job.”
“I intend to make this relationship work. Even though I love my job I would always choose Blake.” Keith was stunned, “You would chose him rather than your job? Does he know about this?”


“Every time and no he doesn’t but to let you know he asked me to quit but I won’t. I would only do it if I wanted too. So don’t get any ideas to make me choose.” After this Keith kicked her out of the office.


Blake had finished the painting the open plan area and arranged the new furniture by the time Lexy got out of the lift. Lexy was taken aback when she saw the apartment, “Blake it looks amazing.” 


He wrapped his arms around her, “It took no time at all when I got going. How did the meeting go?” 


Lexy sat on the new sofa and replied, “Keith blew his top but the good thing is I’m now back on holiday. He wants me to decide if I want my job.”
Blake smiled as he sat next to her, “You can stop smiling Mr because I’m going back to work after this holiday.” 



Lying in bed Lexy was looking at the ceiling and started to think, ‘I love him so much and yet there is a wall between us instead of sharing this bed. Every time he touches me all I want is him just to take me. I can imagine his hands as they glide up and down my body while I bite my lip in anticipation of what he’ll do next. I want to taste his blood on my lips, in my veins, how I need that man.’


Blake looked at the wall wondering if Lexy was asleep, ‘I need her but I can’t. All I do is crave her and it’s just getting stronger.’ 


He placed his hands against the wall and in a whisper said; “Lexy I need you.” His need was now very clear by his erection and he felt if he didn’t have Lexy there and then he would stop breathing. He cried out, “Lexy I need you.”


Lexy was the other side of the wall. She could feel his desire for her. 


Lexy slid down the wall trying to ignore every hormone that was waking within her then she heard his voice, “I need you” The door handle twitched and Lexy got up and ran to the door but before she could keep it closed Blake had entered the room, “Why did you ignore me?” Lexy looked at him and said, “I can’t give myself to you.” 


Blake trying to keep his hormones under control leaned against the wall and asked, “Why?” Lexy looked at him and noticed there was something different and couldn’t work out what but answered Blake regardless, “We agreed to wait and it was your idea.”
“I’ve changed my mind. I thought us sharing a place and having separate rooms would work but it can’t unless we share the same bed. But that is not why you are saying no, is it?” 


Blake stepped closer and pulled Lexy towards him and kissed her passionately, “Now tell me.” Lexy could feel the heat between them. She ran her hands across his chest and suddenly realised what was different, Blake had been working out.


“I love you but don’t we need to wait for the right time? Blake tightened his grip and seductively said, “The real reason Lexy.” She looked at him but no words would come out.
“Do you want me to leave?”
“Yes, I mean no but…” Lexy’s hormones were now in overdrive as she looked deep into his eyes. Blake was driving himself crazy just holding her, “Lexy answer me.” 


Lexy decided to share her thoughts because she couldn’t say it out loud and when Blake knew what she wanted his grin widened then he shared his thoughts and without warning kissed her and asked, “Now is it the right time for us?”, waiting for her reply. 

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

4.38 Please believe me

Finally the keys were in their hands and the now the apartment belonged to them. Blake and Lexy couldn’t be happier. Estevan and William helped Blake get his bed into his new room. “Bro I can’t believe you finally have your own place.”



“I’ve lived on my own before.”
“You call living in Dad’s garage on your own,” laughing at his brother.
“Ha-ha, very funny.” Lexy had sold her furniture as she wanted a fresh start from all the memories with her old house. The new sofa and chairs were coming tomorrow but they needed to sort the d├ęcor out first. 



Estevan said, “If you need any help with decorating I’m only a phone call away.” After he and Will left Blake asked, “Where do we start?” 



Lexy said, “Well, you could kiss me. You know new place, first kiss.”
Blake replied with a smile, “Now that I can do!” He softly touched her lips with his and suddenly the kiss became more intense and passionate. His hands slowly move down her back to her butt. He squeezed gently but Lexy pulled away trying to ignore what her body wanted, “Umm, I think we need to get things done.” Blake wanted to rip her clothes off where they stood but deep down he wanted it to be special, “Start in the kitchen I think.”
Lexy had only just noticed that there was no kitchen, “Where are the cupboards and sink?”




Blake wrapped his arms around her, “Don’t worry, Dad and Will helped me pull it out.”
Lexy shouted, “But we have no kitchen now,” almost at the brink of tears. He squeezed her tightly and replied, “Don’t worry the kitchen will be fitted today all you have to do is go online pick the kitchen and it will be fitted later. 



Dad told me you would panic so he spoke with the fitters and he also asked if he could pay for it. He’d like to give it a house warming gift. He also said he’d do a fire safety check on it.” Lexy turned to Blake and softly whispered, “He’d do that for us? Don’t you think it’s too much, I mean a potted plant would have done?” Blake lifted her chin a little, “He does things big but if Will or I didn’t work believe me when I say Dad would not help in any way.”
Lexy went online and chose the kitchen after they both decided how big it was going to be in the apartment. They started to discuss the colour of the walls when there was a beep. 



Lexy glanced at her phone and it was a message from Keith it read, ‘All holiday has been cancelled. All staff are to report back to the station no exceptions.’ Lexy re-read it and couldn’t believe her luck. “Blake, I have to go back to work can you get things sorted?”



“Not really, I mean this is our first home, our first day. How dare you be called into work? This was supposed to be our time.” Lexy couldn’t look at Blake, she understood his reaction but it didn’t mean she wasn’t upset by it, “I’m sorry but it’s my job, it’s what I do.” Blake wanted to snap but held back because he wanted things to work out and replied through almost gritted teeth, “Go and I’ll sort things out.” 



Lexy kissed him, “I know you are angry but I will make it up to you I promise.”



Blake sat on the floor looking around the apartment once Lexy had left. An hour later he still hadn’t moved when the fitters turned up to start putting the new kitchen together. 



Blake let them in then went outside for fresh air. As he looked around he saw a figure in the distance and when Blake focused he saw Lexy kissing another man. ‘This can’t be happening, not again. I’ve been a gentleman this time.’ His adrenalin was on high alert as he made his way closer and closer.
Lexy suddenly felt the anger within Blake. 



He walked past her and growled and knocked the man to the ground then he continued to hit him. Lexy was screaming to Blake to get off him. When he finally listened he stormed back towards the apartment with Lexy running after him.



Once inside the fitters had completed the kitchen and had already left and just as well with the storm brewing in the air. 



Blake spat angrily “How could you cheat on me?”
Lexy started to panic, “Baby please listen to me I can explain.” 



Blake suddenly remembered being in this situation once before and although very hurt and angry, he did not want to physical hurt her so he folded his arms and tapped his foot in temper and shouted, “Explain yourself!” Lexy wasn’t sure where to start. She took a deep breath and began, “When I was called into work it was because there is a serial rapist on the loose. Anyway the team and I tracked him down but he got loose from the cuffs and we were chasing him. I’d just got up to him when he grabbed and pinned me against the railings and started kissing me. I kicked him so I could get away and was about to arrest him when you showed up. As I was running after you I looked back to see one of my colleagues was arresting him.”



“How can I know that you are telling me the truth?” Lexy stepped closer to Blake while he stood there. She wrapped her arms around him but Blake didn’t do the same, “Baby, please believe me. Read my mind I don’t care because I have nothing to hide from you. I love you so why would I cheat on you?” Blake wanted to read her mind but he also wanted to trust her so he declined the offer. Everything she said was plausible and he’d seen the text from Keith because Lexy showed it to him. He could feel her pain thinking that she had lost him but he was just as scared losing her.


He wrapped his arms around her and pleaded with her, “Stop being a cop. No man is allowed to put his hands on you. It is so dangerous I can’t lose you.” They fell to the floor and faced each other, “You are not going to lose me. I do understand your concerns about my job but I love the job. I was glad you hit him though.” 



Blake smiled and tenderly kissed her, “I love you Lexy Sail.” Lexy stopped the kiss and smiled replying, “Me too,” cupping his face as they continued with the kiss not getting any decorating done.