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Friday, March 17, 2017
TLR CHAPTER 108
Dean pulled his pick
up onto Katy's driveway. Jax jumped out almost before the wheels stopped
Griff had the
good sense to wait until Dean turned the engine off before he stepped out.
his tool belt and the precut piece of 3/4" plywood they brought from the
man cave they had just completed.
the door and greeted the men with a wide smile. "Hello boys! Come on in! I
have some iced tea made just for you!"
Jax said with a smile. He ran up the steps and hugged her.
Katy wrapped her
arms around her son and gave him a bear hug, then turned to the other men.
"You don't know how much I appreciate this guys. Thank you!"
she said as she quickly hugged Dean and then Griff, linking her arms in with
theirs to lead them into the house.
Mrs...um...Katy," Griff blushed still shy around the woman.
Katy grinned and
bumped shoulders with Griff... or would have if his shoulder hadn't been
several inches above her own level.
"We're glad to
help out, Katy," Dean said following behind the others.
She led them into
the house and promptly poured out four glasses of freshly made iced tea and
uncovered the plates filled with meat, cheese, rolls and freshly sliced
vegetables as well as taking out condiments and sandwich sliced pickles.
"I think you should relax and have lunch now. There'll be plenty left if
you're hungry afterward," she said with a smile.
She pulled Jax
toward his chair and hugged him again before letting him sit down. "I
still can't believe you're here," she said happily.
seeing how you have everything ready. Sit down boys," Dean said.
"We need to be on the road by 2."
“Can’t you stay
longer?” Katy asked.
"No, Mom, it's
a three-hour drive and the guys are expecting us for dinner," Jax
explained around a pickle chip.
She sighed and then
smiled at her son. "So grown up and responsible," she teased as
she picked up her fork and took several pickle slices for herself.
When lunch was done,
the men helped her straighten up the kitchen before tackling the job in front
of them. With a slightly embarrassed expression she pulled Dean aside and
said, "I'm sorry, Dean, but while you're here... would you...?"
"Would I what,
outside spigot for the garden hose leaks. I can't figure out where it's coming
from... there are no leaks in the basement and I wondered... would you look at
it for me?"
thing," Dean agreed and turned to the boys. "I'll be right
boss," Griff said, "this won't take long."
much, hon, I do appreciate all the work you guys are doing for me," she
said gratefully as she led the man to the back yard.
Jax got down on his
knees and leaning under the sink pulled the warped bottom out of the
cabinet. After making sure the leak he had repaired the night before
wasn’t dripping again he reached back and took the new piece of plywood from
Griff. Then he handed him his screw gun and a handful of screws. Jax had just
driven the last screw in and stood up when he heard the kitchen door slam open.
When Gene barreled
in, he came face to face with the person he blamed for the mess his life was
in. "You!" he yelled. "What the fuck are you doing here
you little bastard?" he demanded, advancing menacingly on Jaxon.
dropped the screw gun and stepped back. Gene was the last person he
expected to see and in the mood the big man was in, the boy knew he was in big
trouble. "Wh..what are you doing he..here?” he stuttered. “
You're not sup..supposed to be here."
"I came to pick
up a few of my things. I still have more right to be here than you, you
little shit! You're the one who ran off! You're the one who fucked
up my marriage!" Gene shouted, grabbing Jaxon's arms shaking the boy like
a cat with a mouse.
When the asshole
grabbed his friend, Griff yelled, "Let him go!" and plowed into the
big man. He might not be as big as Gene but he was taller than Jax and
had worked construction long enough to put force into his move.
Gene let go of his
step son with a loud 'Oooooffff!' and fell back a few steps before turning on
Griff and hitting him with a roundhouse punch that ended up with the other man
on the floor. "Who's this? Your new little boyfriend?" Gene
asked, slurring the word and giving the other young man a kick to his shoulder while
he was still down.
faggot ass and your fairy friend outta here! As long as I'm still married to
that bitch of a mother of yours, you're not welcome here."
Dean barreled back
into the kitchen, Katy on his heels. "What's going on?" he
yelled advancing on the menacing figure standing over Griff.
Gene's eyes widened
in surprise as he saw the tall black man burst into the kitchen. "What are
you doing here?” Gene growled in shock that the very man who slugged him at the
resort was here in this kitchen in front of him. “Well, no matter, get
the fuck out and take these sacks of shit with you," Gene demanded, albeit
with less force than he had used previously.
With Griff on the
floor and Jax frozen in fear Dean let out a primeval growl as he moved closer
to the coward in front of him.
The overweight, out
of shape man fell backwards onto his backside with a loud thud, which shook the
house, in his attempt to get away from the big man striding toward him.
He remembered the pain from the last time this man hit him.
Dean, let his size
do the talking for him and stood over Gene, daring him to move.
911," he yelled. He glanced back to see that she had already picked up the
kitchen phone and had dialed the number.
Katy was babbling to
the dispatcher, nearly incoherent with anger and fear, but letting her know who
she was and where she needed the help. "Police!
We need the police!" Katy begged, her voice quivering, "and an
ambulance! One of the boys is hurt! Please hurry!"
"We'll be there
very soon, ma'am. If your husband tries to leave let him, don't try to stop
him. We'll find him, the important thing is for you and the others to stay safe
Dean heard the
conversation over the speaker that Katy had accidently turned on and growled,
"He isn't going anywhere."
"This is still
my house," Gene said, his voice shaking slightly as he tried to retain the
image he had of himself as a tough guy. "Let the police come! I'll tell
'em you hit me first! I'll tell 'em you all came at me! Buncha pansies!"
Jax stood rubbing
his arm. "Jax...Jaxon," Dean gently said over his shoulder,
"check on Griff."
Griff was holding
his head trying to stand up. Jax went to him and helped him up into one
of the kitchen chairs.
"As for you,
asshole, we have three witnesses here that saw what happened."
Katy put the phone
down, ran to the freezer and pulled out a handful of ice, placing the pieces
into a dish towel. She held it to Griff's face which was quickly bruising.
"You creep! You liar! You... you..." she sputtered trying to find
words to describe what she was thinking of her hopefully soon to be ex-husband.
She'd forgotten to hang up the phone and the dispatcher had a front-row seat
for the show, recording the entire altercation.
"This is my
house still!" Gene bellowed as he wallowed around in an attempt to get
back up. "And I say they're not welcome here!"
"This is my
house," Katy reminded him. "It was mine when we married,
remember? I inherited it not you. It's in my name, and I say you're
not welcome!" she said, cradling Griff's head against her stomach with one
hand and pushing Jax behind her with the other.
"If I was you,
I'd just sit there nice and quiet until the police get here, Mr. Thomas,"
Dean instructed in a voice that reminded Jax of James. "Don't move
unless you want me to sit you down again."
"Go ahead, fag!
Hit me! I'll file charges against you so fast your head'll swim!" Gene
threatened, although he stopped his attempts to get back on his feet.
Jax looked around
when he heard the sirens. He dodged past Gene to let the police in the
Dean heard him say,
"They're in the kitchen."
The police and EMT's
ran into the kitchen, taking stock of the situation. The EMT went
straight to Griff who admitted to feeling dizzy and little sick to his
stomach. The lead officer went to Dean while the second attempted to help
Gene off of the floor. "Tell me what happened here," he said
calmly. He winced as all the people in the room began to talk at once.
With Gene contained
by one of the officers, Dean stepped back. He looked over at Griff and
instead of answering the question he walked over to his friend.
Katy stood nearby,
wringing her hands and looking worriedly down at Griff as she tried to explain
to the second officer what had happened.
Jax spoke up then,
“This is my mom's house and that," pointing at Gene, "is her
ex-husband. He pushed into the house and tried to grab me."
Jax pointed to
Griff. "Griff tried to help and Gene hit him then kicked him.
That's when Dean got here."
faggot liar!" Gene yelled, trying to twist out of the second officer's
grasp. "All I did was tell you to get outta here, and then that big black
guy ran in here and punched me!"
"Where did he
punch you, sir?" asked the second cop, whose name tag read Mullins.
he... in the chest... more or less," Gene stammered.
"May I see the
damage sir? If you'd be so kind as to open your shirt so I can see..." the
second EMT asked politely. Frankly he was of the opinion that anyone who could
yell that loud wasn't in any pain from being punched in the chest.
“Did you hit him,
sir?" the office asked Dean.
"No sir, I
didn't, although I wanted too," Dean answered. "He was trying
to back away from me and tripped."
incoherently and blushed bright red as he tried to insist that he'd been
attacked. The EMT attempted to look at the supposed injury but the older man
brushed his hands off. "I'm telling you what happened! Now I live
"You do not
live here, Gene, you haven't for months... and why you would choose today to
just show up unannounced is beyond me. I have a restraining order out on him,
Officer," she said. "He's not supposed to come here by himself and
he's supposed to call first if he does need to be here."
"Is this true,
Mr. Thomas?" the first police officer asked, arching an eyebrow.
"I just came to
get some of my stuff, that's not illegal, is it?" Gene demanded.
violating a restraining order then yes, it is," replied the officer who
had been holding him. He then took out his cuffs and began to restrain the
still angry and sputtering man.
Another officer came
into the room. "Hello Mrs. Thomas,” he said. "I see
Gene's broken your restraining order again."
Katy sighed in
relief at the sight of her friend Officer Dawson, Dwayne’s nephew. "Yes,
Pete! Thank God you're here," she said gratefully.
"You can't do
this to me!" Gene protested. "What about that little faggot being
here? And his fairy friend?! And what about that black guy hitting me?" he
aside, Gene," Pete said firmly, "you're not supposed to be
"He didn't hit
you, asshole," Jax yelled.
Dean dropped his arm
over Jax's shoulder. "Shh, let the police handle it."
"I asked them
here," Katy replied tersely, looking daggers at Gene. "They were
helping me. And they have every right to be here if I ask them, unlike
you," she spat out at her husband. "And Jaxon is my son."
"I think we
have all the information we need, ma'am. I'm sorry this happened. Mr.
Thomas, it would be best if you stopped speaking and came along quietly,"
Officer Dawson said before he began to read the man his rights.
"I'll get you!
Believe me! I'll get back at all of you, you pieces of shit!" Gene yelled
at the men.
picked up the dangling phone and asked, "Did you get all of that,
From the tone of the
dispatcher’s voice he knew she had a grin on her face when she replied,
talk later," he said as he hung up the phone.
Dean looked at the
EMT helping Griff. "How is he doing?"
"I'd feel a lot
better if he came to the hospital with us, Mr... well, it appears he has
quite a concussion and it would be best if a doctor looked at him."
but just call me Dean." He looked at the officer in charge.
"Will you need us any longer?" he asked.
yourselves available if we have any more questions, but I think this is a
pretty open and shut case. Thank you for your help, Dean."
The second EMT
returned with a gurney and the two men helped Griff onto it, strapping him in.
"I'm just going to give you a shot for the nausea, sir," one
explained to the injured man.
are heading back to Masonville, after Griff gets checked out," Dean said.
"After I talk to Jax's partner, I'll know better if we're going to
pursue this any further."
chance that the doctor may want to keep him overnight for observation,"
the EMT replied worriedly.
"Jax go with
Griff, I'll meet you at the hospital." Then he turned back to the EMT.
“We'll do whatever we need to do, even if it means staying another day or
Dean, we'll see you at the hospital. Relax Griff," he continued gently,
"you're in good hands here." With that the EMTs rolled the gurney out
of the door, carefully down the steps and into the waiting ambulance.
"Jaxon, you can sit in the front with me, alright?" he offered.
"Katy, will you
be OK?" Dean asked.
alright, now that I know Gene is locked up and Jax is alright. I'll meet
you at the hospital though, once I've locked up. I need to know how Griff
is doing," she said, worried that the tall man would tell her it wasn't
Pulling the slight
woman into a warm supportive hug, Dean whispered, “I'll wait for you to lock
Katy finally gave
into her emotions and began to cry. "This is all my fault! Poor
Griff! Oh, Lord I hope he'll be alright," she said quietly as she leaned
into the hug.
Dean let her cry,
but whispered, "He's a tough kid, Katy. He'll be OK."
Then adding to himself, 'He has to be.'
Katy ran around the
house, locking the doors. She grabbed
her jacket and purse before rejoining Dean so that he could follow her to the
hospital. She couldn't stop wringing her hands and didn't realize she was
hurting herself until her wedding rings dug into her fingers. With a huff
of disgust, she took them off, resisted the urge to throw them out of the
window, and instead pushed them into the bottom of her purse.
"I never asked
you how you were doing, Dean," she said sadly. "I'm so sorry this
about Griff and Jax, but I'm OK. I'm glad I was here for them and you,”
Dean answered then chuckled. "I'm not sure how Jax's guys are going
to take this. I was supposed to keep him away from Gene."
have helped that. I had no clue he was going to show up or I'd have stopped
him, or warned Jax anyway. That... that..." she stammered, angry once
again. "Oh, I hope they lock him up and throw the key away!"
"Well, he's in
jail and probably will be for a few days so let's get to the hospital and check
on the boys,” the big guy said as he walked Katy to her car.
Katy took a deep
breath to calm herself and smiled up at Dean. "I'm sorry this happened,
but I'm so grateful that you were there. Thank you, Dean," she went up on
tiptoe to plant a motherly kiss on his cheek before getting into the car.
When Dean and Katy
walked into the ER, Jax was pacing the floor. Seeing his mom and his
friend, he ran to them. "They won't let me go in and be with Griff.
They said they needed to examine him first."
sweetie," Katy said gently, holding her son to her. "He'll be
alright. He's in good hands. We just have to wait for now," she said
holding onto his hand and pulling him down gently as she sat.
Jax, but I'll go check on him," Dean said softly. "I want you to call
one of your guys. Now."
be OK. But they need to know what's going on," Dean said in that
voice that brooked no argument.
Jax slumped back in
his chair. Finally, seeming to come to a decision, he pulled out his
phone and punched in Heath's code.
he said after a couple of rings. "Miss you too...well...no we
haven’t left yet cuz Griff’s in the emergency room. He might have to
spend the night." He listened then answered, "Probably a
concussion...no he didn't fall." Jax sucked in a breath then began
his tale. "We ran into my mom at the hardware store yesterday...Yes
sir, yesterday...um...yeah, I guess I forgot to tell you...Yes sir...well, we
all went to Mom’s for dinner last night and to help her with a leaking
Jax looked at his
mom, who looked worried at the conversation.
"She told us
that Gene never left town," the young man said. "Yeah, I know
but Dean was there…Anyway, we went back today to finish fixing the cabinet and
Gene showed up...yeah, he hurt Griff."
Katy put a warm hand
over Jaxon's cold one and looked at him, asking him wordlessly if he was going
to be alright. She was a little concerned at the deferential tone that Jax was
using with the person on the phone.
"No, you don't
have to come here, Doc." Jaxon 's face blushed. "Yeah,
um, OK…yes sir... call me when you get here so I can tell you where we
are...love you more.... drive carefully… bye bye."
asked, afraid to ask the rest of the questions that were running through her
mind at that moment.
"Who was that
on the phone? Are... are you... is everything alright at home?"
"Oh, that was
Heath, one of my partners," her son answered. "They worry about
me. They didn't really want me to come to Elmville with the guys because
of Gene. But when he came to the resort he told Duke he was moving west,
so we thought it would be OK."
The word 'one' made
Katy's stomach clench a little. She thought she'd been alright with her son's
living situation but hearing him on the phone had given her second thoughts. In
another attempt to be supportive, she pushed her misgivings aside.
"I'm so sorry, baby," she said, giving him a kiss on the
forehead. "I had no idea he was going to show up like that."
Mom. Maybe he saw us somewhere, cuz he didn't act surprised to see me
when he busted in the kitchen."
"That's why I
had to take out the restraining order," she admitted. "He's been...
stalking me, I guess you'd say. Coming around the house all the time on the
pretense of picking up his things. He took everything the day after I
threw him out, but he keeps coming around, asking me to give him another chance
and getting belligerent with me when I say no... that's why I called the police
the first time. It's very possible he'd been outside watching the whole
gets here I'll ask him to help keep Gene away from you," Jax told his mom.
"He's never met the asshole but he has no use for him."
"James can do
that?" Katy asked curiously.
"Yeah, he can
do it," Jax smiled. "He's wonderful. He owns the resort
where I live."
Katy didn't know how
she felt about the idea of her son having two partners, it had taken her a
little while to get used to the idea that he was gay and to accept that
fact. She shook her head slightly and tried once again to lay her
concerns aside. All that mattered was that Jaxon was happier, and had filled
out quite a bit since leaving home. Whoever his partner was... partners were...
they were obviously taking good care of him, and that was all that mattered,
she repeated, trying to convince herself that things were alright.
She managed a smile
and squeezed her only son’s hand. "I can't wait to meet them.
You know I have all those extra rooms I've never done anything with. Why don't
you all stay over tonight, and with luck Griff will be ready and able to go home
tomorrow. At least you and your... partners... won't have to drive all the way
back tonight. Sound good? I'll make a nice dinner. Um, what do your partners
like to eat?"
I'm sure they'll like meeting you and staying with you tonight," her son
said. "But Mom..."
hon?" Katy asked, cocking her head to the side curiously.
"Well, my guys
are older than me," Jax said. "A lot older but they love me and
I love them."
older..." she repeated quietly. "How much is that in dog years?"
she joked, trying to remain calm.
"Well, Dean is
younger than James but older than Heath."
Katy licked her lips
nervously but remained silent.
"Mom, I don't
want this to sound mean, but they are my guys and I love them and nothing is
going to change that or my mind."
His mother stood up,
looking flustered, but managed a quavering smile. "I'm just going to
get some coffee. I'll be right back. Can I get anything for you guys
while I'm gone?"
The young man knew
his mother needed some time alone so he said, "No, we're good, Mom."
"I'll just be
in the cafeteria, I'll be right back. You know my number if there's any word on
Griff," she said, turning to leave.
While his mother was
gone, Dean came back into the waiting room and said, "How you doing,
Bud? Where's Katy?"
"She went to
get coffee," Jax answered. "How's Griff?'"
"They want to
keep him overnight. Gene did give him a concussion," the older man
growled. “His face is bruised and so is his shoulder, but nothings broken.”
hate is a wasted emotion," Dean gently said. "You have better
things to do with your heart. And speaking of your heart, did you talk to
James or Heath?"
on their way here."
"I figured they would want to be here. And that's not a bad
thing. Maybe James can help your mom with some legal stuff and Heath can talk
to Griff’s doctors."
"Mom said we
can stay with her tonight," Jax told his boss. "I don't think
she's happy with them being so much older but I told her there was nothing she
can do about it. Hell, she wasn't there for me when I was growing up or
when I had to come back and lived with her and Gene. She can't do
anything now, I'm legal."
don't get worked up," Dean cautioned. "You and your guys belong
together and they won’t let anyone change that.”
Dean. I just wish she could like them,” Jax sighed.
“What’s not to
like?” Dean chuckled. “A doctor and a resort owner who both think the
world of her son. What more could a mother ask for?”
A few minutes later
Katy came back into the waiting room. Dean noticed that she didn't have a cup
of coffee with her. "How's Griff doing?" she asked.
resting," Dean answered. "He's going to have to stay here
"Do you think
they’d let him come with us if Heath asks them?" Jax asked.
Katy sighed and her
brow furrowed in worry for the young man who was so sweet and quiet. He didn't
deserve this. None of them did. She hoped never to see Gene again.
Finally, she looked up at the men and said, "Well, there's much to be done
then, and I have to get back home and get things set up. I'll make the
roast we didn’t have last night, is that OK, Jax?"
"Dean, if it's
ok, can I go with Mom?"
replied quickly, "I can take care of it. I just need... to... clean the
place up a little before I have guests."
“OK, Mom, a roast
will be great."
"You can call
me if Griff is going to be coming home too, that way I can get another bed
ready. I'll see you all at home." She managed a smile before picking up
her purse and coat and leaving.
Katy hesitated a
moment but didn't stop. "I have a lot to do, sweetie, I'll see you at
"It wasn't your
fault that Griff got hurt,” Jax softly told his mother. He walked to her
and pulled her into a hug.
squeezed her eyes shut, trying to keep the tears back. "If anything
happens to him..." she managed to say. "When I think that he could
have hurt you too. Again."
doctors say he'll be right as rain soon. He's strong," Dean assured
him from hurting me, Mom, which gave Dean time to get there," the younger
man said. "Be careful driving home, Mom. Love you."
She hugged her son
tightly before looking up at him with a smile. "I love you too. Be
careful yourself. Call me when you're on your way."
Jax watched his mom walk back out the ER doors before he turned to sit
next to Dean.
"I'm glad she
wanted to go alone, Bud," Dean chuckled. "I promised I wouldn't
leave you alone and with James coming here it ain't gunna happen."
Jax’s cell phone
played Heath’s jingle just at 4:25 p.m. Pulling the phone from his pocket
the young man connected the call. “Hey,” he answered, “Where are you
guys?... Already? James must be driving cuz you made great time…Yeah, they are
keeping Griff so we are still at the hospital…OK, see you soon…Love you
Dean walked back in
the waiting room just as Jax pocketed his phone again. “Was that your
guys?” he asked sitting down next to him.
“Yeah, they just hit
town so they should be here in about 15 minutes.”
“I got kicked out of
Griff’s room again,” Dean laughed. “They are taking him to get a couple
of x-rays just to make sure nothing else is wrong.” The contractor ran
both hands through his hair, concern plainly written on his face.
Both men sat in
silence thinking over the events of the day.
All too soon the ER
doors slid open and two very tall men walked with a purpose across the waiting
James, coming into
the waiting area saw his boy and Dean and going over to Jax, pulled him into a
hug. "How are you doing little one?" he asked softly.
"I'm good now
that you guys are here," Jax answered into James's chest.
As soon his older
partner let go of him, Heath pulled Jax into another hug, kissing the top of
He turned to Dean.
Dean, a worried look
on his face, filled James and Heath in on Griff. "Griff's still
fuzzy. He has a headache which is to be expected. The side of his
face is bruised where that bastard hit him.
His shoulder is bruised too, but the x-rays didn’t show any broken
James waited for
Dean to finish before asking his lover, "That poor excuse of a man didn't
hurt you did he Jax?"
Jax whispered, rubbing his arm.
Heath noticed the
movement and gently pushed Jax's sweatshirt sleeve up to see a hand sized
bruise. “Looks like you aren't that OK, little boy."
James’s smoky blue
eyes darkened at the sight. "I'll
make sure that man doesn't see the light of day for a very long time!"
His eyebrow arched. "Did anyone check Jax out?" he
James," Dean said. "I came in the room so fast I only saw Griff on
the floor. I didn't know he got Jax too." Then looking at the
boy he said, "You should have said something Bud."
"I guess once
that asshole hit Griff I just forgot about it."
James nodded. "Yes,
he should have...Heath will you please arrange for Jax to be seen to while I
make a few phone calls?"
doesn't hurt, James. I'm OK," Jax whined trying, to pull away from
Heath leaned down
and whispered in his youngest partner’s ear, "Unless you want something
else to hurt you will come with me, Babe."
James gave Jax a
stern look. "Go with Heath, little boy, and no more arguments," the
man said in a very stern tone.
Jax looked between
his guys then simply said, "Yes, sir."
Dean watched Heath
lead Jax across the waiting room toward the nurse’s station, then turned to
James. "I guess we need to talk, James."
James gave Dean a
stern look. "Yes, we do...I want to know just how this man was able to get
James, it was a total surprise," Dean replied still wondering what had
happened. "We ran into Katy, Jax's mom, at the lumber yard.
She told us the dead beat was still in Elmville, but that she hadn't seen much
of him and that she had a restraining order against him." He paused
looking at the bigger man.
“Heath and I will be
talking the Jax about not letting us know about Katy or Gene either time he
called us yesterday,”
James didn't say
anything more, so Dean continued, "Katy needed some work done in her
kitchen and we volunteered. She offered to feed us dinner. I really
didn't think Gene would come around, and he didn't. We had a nice evening
then told her we would be back on our way out of town today to finish up under
"And then what happened? How'd that scumbag get to Griff and Jax?"
"After we ate,
the boys started replacing the floor in the cabinet and Katy asked me to look
at a dripping hose-bid in the yard. I swear, we didn't even get out of
the house when I heard Gene yelling. I got back in there just as Griff
went down. Gene recognized me and started backing away and tripped.
He went down hard. I warned him not to get up, which, thankfully, he
didn't. I just stood there until the cops got there. He told the cops I
hit him, but I never touched him, James.
I did hear Griff yell at Gene to let Jax go, so that must have been
where the bruises came from. Griff barreled into Gene staggering him but
that's when he got hit...hard...and kicked…he was on the floor when I came in
the room. "
"I should have known better than to let Jax and Griff come up here with
that maniac on the loose, but that can't be helped now. I'm going to call our
attorney for the resort, Oliver Barrat and see what he can advise...I'm not
happy that the police got involved in all this, but it couldn't be
avoided," he told Dean, his unhappiness showing on his face and in his
"I'm sorry too,
James. I'd give anything if I could have protected Jax and...
Griff," Dean stated worry and concern plainly heard in his voice.
"But it's not your fault, or mine, that that asshole was still
lurking around. According the Jax's mom, he is very good at manipulating
things to work his way."
James nodded and
said ominously, "Well this will be the last time.”
"James, I know
it's not my place to tell you how to deal with this, but you know as well as I
do that you can’t tie that boy down," Dean said with a touch of dominance
in his voice. "He'll grow to resent you."
arched in surprise. "I wasn't talking about my boy...I was talking about
that bastard that assaulted our boys."
relieved. "I agree with you on that, James."
The resort owner
said, "I thought you would. Then Jax and anyone else with him won't have
to worry about coming here to Elmville or seeing Mrs. Thomas."
Both men looked
around when they saw Jax hurrying to them. "Doc says I'm ok and
guess what?" Jax said sliding into James out stretched arms.
"Dean talked the doctors into letting Griff come home with us.
He signing the papers now.”
Dean's head shot up,
good news Jax,” James agreed, squeezing his lover to him.
"Yeah, I heard
them tell Doc that Griff's X-rays were clear so we just need to wake him a few
times during the night and watch him."
Heath finally came
across the room to join the other men.
His older partner looked at him. "Is our boy alright?"
"James, I told
you I was, sheesh," Jax whined.
"Yes, JW, just
a few bruises," Heath confirmed. "I had them document the
bruises in case Oliver needs them in court."
James nodded at
Heath. "I'm glad...for both things and you little boy, I wanted to know
for certain being you weren't very forthcoming when I asked at first," He
scolded lightly, hugging Jax tightly.
"Sorry," he sighed.
right...I'm just glad your injuries weren't anything serious." He kissed
the young man on the top of the head and then gave his bottom a light
swat. He turned to Heath. "What do you need to get Griff
set," the doctor answered. "They're getting him ready
James nodded to
Heath and said, "That's good."
"Mom is waiting
for us at the house, James," the younger man said. "She has
plenty of room for all of us and she wants to meet my partners."
He then turned to
Jax, "She is? We'd better let her know about Griff coming too then. I'd
like to meet her too."
"I need to call
her and tell her he’s will be coming with us," Jax explained.
"That's just what I said."
Jax kissed James on
the cheek, "Yup, that must have been where I heard it. You guys talk and
I’ll call Mom," the young man said stepping away from the other three
Heath watched Dean and
saw relief flow over him. Even though Dean hadn’t shared that he was a Top
but Heath would bet he was smitten with the young man waiting to come home with
"We brought the van so we have enough room for Griff to lie down in the back
if that's good Heath.”
"It would be
best if he did lay down. He still has a headache and is still
dizzy," Doc explained. "Do you think I should drive, JW, or can
you not race around corners?"
James quirked an
eyebrow at Heath. "I believe I can handle that just fine my good
doctor," he told him dryly. His smoky blue eyes twinkled with
Heath laughed and
dropped a kiss on his older partner's lips. "Love you, JW. And
you too little boy," he said to his men now that Jax had come back to
"And I love you
too Doc." James squeezed Heath and let him go and then put an arm around
Jax and smiled at Dean.
Dean stood when he
saw the nurse wheel Griff across the waiting room in a wheelchair.
"Did you drive
or are you coming with us?"
James. I don't suppose you'd let Jax drive my truck back so I could ride
with Griff, would you?" Dean hopelessly ask the big man.
James looked at
Heath to see what his thinking was. He knew Jax was familiar with the area and
that he was a good driver and if Dean trusted the younger man with his truck he
didn't have any objections. He could see Dean wanted to be with Griff.
Heath knew either he
or James could drive the carpenter’s truck but he also knew Jax needed this
responsibility right now. "Jax," Heath sternly said, "if
we let you drive Dean's truck, we want you to lead the way to your mom's
house. We don't want you out of our sight, understand?"
Jax looked at Dean
then Heath and finally James. "Yes sir, I understand."
James nodded. "Yes,
I don't want anything happening we don't know about or can't avoid."
trust Jax with the truck, James,” Dean said then smiled. “From what I
hear he's a safer driver than... well... you."
James grinned and
shook his head. "Well at least I get to where I'm going just fine."
He had resisted rolling his eyes at Dean, but his lips quirked.
"Then go ahead, Jax, and Dean, you can come in the van with Griff.
"I'll sit in
the back with him," Dean stated with enough authority not to be argued
one's arguing with you. I already said, as did Doc, you would be riding with
him. Now let’s get your man in the
van." James was tempted to give him a swat, but refrained at the moment.
He did occasionally give a top a swat if needed.