Smolder:A Devil Chaser's MC Romance(4)

By: L. Wilder & Brooke Asher



“Thanks. How’s Tessa doing with the move? Are the kids liking your place?” I asked.

“She’s doing better. That whole deal with her brother has really messed with her head. It’s going to take some time for her to get past all that. The kids are doing great, though.”

“She seems like she’s fitting in just fine with the guys. They all like her. I’m happy for you, man.”

“Thanks, that means a lot. You got anything that needs to be brought up in church tonight?” Bishop asked.

“Not that I can think of. Been pretty quiet around here,” I told him.

“Thank fuck for that. I’ll see you tonight,” Bishop said as he got up and went to his office. I finished up my beer and thought about what I needed to get things ready for her. I’d be staying at the clubhouse while she was at my house. I didn’t need to be tempted while she was here. Just knowing she was going to be sleeping in my house made it hard for me to think straight. She’d always been beautiful, but now she wasn’t a kid anymore. The young girl I’d met years ago had changed into a knockout. Keeping my distance while she was here was going to be tough, but I couldn’t let myself go there with her. She’d already been through enough.

I went back to my house and spent the night trying to make the place look presentable. I’d never brought a woman home, so I wasn’t sure what she’d think of the place. It’s pretty comfortable, but it’s far from decorated. I never saw the need to fix the place up. I’m rarely there, so I didn’t see the point. I changed the sheets on my bed and stocked the fridge with foods I thought she might like. I finally crashed on the sofa when I had the place looking better.

I woke up with the sun blaring through the cheap shades in my living room. I’d overslept. She was supposed to be at the clubhouse in half an hour, so I decided to take a shower and head back before she got there. I didn’t want to be late meeting her.

When I got back to the clubhouse, though, there was no sign of Taylor. Crack Nut Bobby was playing a game of pool by himself, so I decided to join him. I grabbed a beer and a pool stick and walked over to him. “Wanna play a round?”

“Sure thing, but I have to tell you, I’ve gotten a lot better since the last time we played. I might just beat you this time,” Bobby said sounding hopeful.

“Not gonna happen, Crack Nut. You and I both know you can’t beat me. I’ll give ya a fair shot, though. You break ‘em.”

We played two rounds, and I beat him both times. He looked a little disappointed, but he had to know that he couldn’t win. No one had beaten me at pool in years. Sheppard was sitting at the bar grinning like the Cheshire Cat.

“You couldn’t just let him win one game?” Sheppard asked teasingly.

“Why the hell would I do that? He’d never let me live that shit down. He’s still bragging about beating Doc, and we both know he let him win that game,” I said taking a swig of beer.

“Yeah, I see your point. Hey, Bishop said that Taylor was coming down for a visit. I thought she’d be here by now.”

“I’ve tried calling her four times already. She should’ve been here hours ago, and she isn’t answering her phone,” I replied, glancing down at my cell.

“Aw man, you know how women are. They’re late to everything. I bet she had to fix her hair or something. Don’t worry about it. She’ll be here soon. If she doesn’t show, we’ll go find her,” he said reassuring me.

“I don’t have a good feeling about this, Sheppard. She sounded strange on the phone. Something was bothering her. I know something isn’t right,” I told him. I really was getting concerned. Something was up, and I didn’t like it.

“It’s probably some dude. Is she dating anybody?”

“Hell, I don’t know. Probably. A girl like her doesn’t go single for long. I’m sure she has guys drooling over her all the time.”

“Yeah, it’s probably just some guy she had a fight with. I bet they made up, and she decided not to come,” Sheppard said.

“It’s not like her not to call me back, though. I’ll give it some time, but if she’s not here in a few hours, I’m going to look for her.”

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