“Julius was able to plant most of the cameras and the bugs around Faith’s apartment,” Jason said once he and Lorenzo were settled in Jason’s living room.
“Is she suspicious in any way?” Lorenzo asked, sitting on the edge of the couch, his elbows settled on his knees as he listened.
Jason shook his head. “If she is, she’s not showing it. I have everything set up here and at the club – Stan will man the equipment at the club while I monitor things here,” he said.
It was kind of strange to be sitting here in his living room with Lorenzo Alcazar and having a civil conversation with him. Rubbing his brow, Jason cleared his mind. He had a job to do and that was all this was. Once it was over, he was sure he and Lorenzo would go back to not agreeing on anything.
Lorenzo cleared his throat and turned his head to look at Jason. “I do have a favor to ask of you,” he said, rubbing the back of his neck.
Jason looked over at Lorenzo. What kind of favor did he have? “I am not leaving Jessica or my daughter again,” he said.
“No, that’s not it,” Lorenzo said. “It concerns Diego. I spoke with Samantha earlier and she was telling me how Diego needs to feel connected – how he wants to help. Now, I don’t want Diego involved in the middle of all of this, but I also need to make sure he doesn’t go off and do something stupid.”
“Understandable,” said Jason. He had seen the younger man’s desire to be a part of the business – even before knowing that Lorenzo was Diego’s father. “What do you want me to do?”
“Maybe Diego can work with Stan on surveillance. It will keep him out of trouble and make him feel involved,” Lorenzo suggested.
Jason thought about it a moment and then nodded. “Sounds good. I’ll talk to Stan and set it up,” he said.
Now that that was taken care of, Lorenzo needed to tell Jason what he had told Jessica. “Jason, there is something else I need to say to you,” he began.
Jason wasn’t sure if he wanted to hear this. “Look Alcazar, we have a lot to get ready for. It can wait,” he said. The two men were supposed to work together, and that required a certain amount of trust. If Lorenzo started harping on not wanting Jason in Jessica’s life, Jason wasn’t sure he would be able to do his job.
“This can’t wait,” Lorenzo said. “Before coming over here I stopped by to see Jessica. Dr. Meadows was there.”
Jason sat up straighter, alert. “Is she okay?” he asked.
“Yes, she and the baby are fine,” Lorenzo said, seeing the worry in the other man’s eyes. “Dr. Meadows said that Jessica and the baby’s blood pressure have dropped enough to let her walk around the apartment a bit.”
Jason let out the breath he had been holding. “Good,” he said. “So, what do you want to say?”
“Jason, I can see how happy my daughter is. It’s been a long time since I have seen her that way – even before Lansing.” Lorenzo looked down at his hands. “I haven’t always been the best father to Jessica. I guess I was still hurting from finding out how Elaina lied to me and kept my daughter from me. Ironically, I am doing the same thing.” At Jason’s confused look, Lorenzo continued. “By insisting that Jessica stay away from you. I can’t do that anymore Jason. I told Jessica, and I am telling you, that I will stay out of it. I am not going to interfere with you and Jessica any longer. You both have my blessing,” he said.
Jason stared at Lorenzo Alcazar in astonishment. Was he serious?
Taking advantage of the quiet early evening, Skye waked through the park. So much was going on emotionally that she felt a quiet, solitary walk was required to clear her head.
Skye still had trouble wrapping her mind around a lot of things that been going on, but foremost in her mind was Lorenzo. Never in her wildest dreams did Skye think she would be feeling what she was feeling about Lorenzo Alcazar – not that she had anything against him. Lorenzo was a driving force, a man whose very presence commanded respect. As she has gotten to know Lorenzo more and more, she has seen sides of him he never shows to many people. Skye saw Lorenzo’s compassion, his loyalty and love for his family, and his heart. His heart was what hit Skye the deepest. When Lorenzo loved, he loved with his heart and soul; with every ounce of his being. And when Lorenzo directed that love to her, it nearly took her breath away. It was definitely something to behold and cherish. Skye was sure that Lorenzo never gave his heart away lightly. Was this how it was for Carly? Skye wondered a she walked past the silent playground. It couldn’t be, because if Carly actually felt Lorenzo’s love, she would never have walked away, of that Skye was sure.
And Skye found herself returning that love. Maybe that’s what scared her the most. Skye was deeply in love with Lorenzo Alcazar and she was scared of losing him. Experience has taught her that love isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, but Lorenzo was different. Lorenzo made her feel whole, cherished and valued. Skye wanted to hold on to that and never let it go. And she hoped with every fiber of her being that she would never have to.
“Well, well, well, fancy meeting you here,” Faith said as she walked up to Skye, a self-satisfied smile on her face.
Skye sighed and rolled her eyes. She didn’t want to get pulled into Faith’s games. Shaking her head, Skye turned to go in the other direction.
“Oh, can’t stand to face the woman Lorenzo chose?” Faith taunted.
Rolling her eyes, Skye turned back to Faith. “What do you want Faith?” she asked, folding her arms over her chest. She needed to remember to stay in character on this one and not let her emotions get in the way.
“Come now Skye, there are no hard feelings, right?” Faith said, a sly smile spreading over her lips. “I mean, I still can’t imagine what Lorenzo ever saw in you, but at least that’s all over now. And you’re free to move on. Lorenzo is where he’s supposed to me. And tonight, he will be back in my bed without a thought or care in the world about you.”
Skye kept her head high. She was not going to let Faith get to her. That was not going to keep Lorenzo safe. “I’m happy for you Faith. I mean, isn’t this the first man you haven’t had to bribe or manipulate into your bed?”
“What’s that supposed to mean?” Faith asked, stepping closer to Skye, anger flashing in her ice blue eyes.
Skye smiled. She was not fazed by Faith’s so-called intimidation. “Come on Faith. You’re colder than an ice berg in the Arctic. I’m sure not many man would want to put up with that icy exterior in order to be in your bed. Honestly, how do you keep a man interested?”
Faith glared at Skye. “You’re one to talk, now aren’t you? How many men have walked away from you?” she asked. “I’m surprised you haven’t crawled into the local dive and drowned your sorrows. Although it’s still early yet.”
“I don’t need to drink this time Faith,” Skye said with confidence.
Faith’s eyebrow went up. “That’s definitely different. Last time I was in town, they couldn’t pry the bottle out of your hand. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before you’re in the same position – I mean, that’s the only position your good at right? Not being able to satisfy a man in bed has got to be a blow to that very fragile ego of yours.”
Skye couldn’t stand there and listen anymore. “Good-night Faith,” she said, knowing if she didn’t leave now, she was going to do or say something she regretted.
“Leaving so soon?” Faith asked, stepping around in front of Skye, sidling up close to her. “So what happened Skye? What drove Lorenzo out of your bed? From what I remember, Lorenzo is a very virile man and he needs a woman who can match his . . . energy and enthusiasm. Couldn’t keep up, could you?”
Without thinking, Skye reached out and slapped Faith so hard, the sound echoed in the quiet night. “You bitch!” she growled. “You know NOTHING about what happened between me and Lorenzo! And you’re PATHETIC for implying that you do!”
Not even blinking at Skye’s attack, Faith smiled and moved closer, barely an inch still between them. “You ever touch me again, it will be the last thing you ever do,” she said in a low, threatening tone.
“And I’m supposed to be scared?” Skye asked. “I’m not scared of you Faith.”
“You should be,” Faith said. “Because I can make your life a living hell. I can make it so bad that the bottom of a bottle will be a walk in the park.”
“Like I said, I am not scared of you.”
Faith smiled slowly. “You might have had Lorenzo’s heart – just barely – but I will have his soul. And there will be nothing you can do about it.”
“Don’t you dare hurt him,” Skye said, tamping down on the fear that surged through her. She was not scared for herself. She was scared for the man she loved.
“I wouldn’t think of hurting him Skye. I plan on making him a very important part of my overall plan. And you are not a part of that plan.”
“What plan?” Skye asked, wanting to get as much information as she could.
Faith shook her head. “Sorry my dear, I am not revealing my plan to you. All you need to know is that you are indispensable. So, this is your first and last warning. Stay out of my way.”
“And if I don’t?”
Faith just smiled.
“What’s going on here?” a male voice asked and Skye turned and saw Lorenzo approaching them.
Lorenzo looked between the two women and had a feeling he knew what had been going on before he got there. “Faith. I thought we were meeting at your place?” he asked, barely sparing a glance at Skye.
Smiling, Faith went over to Lorenzo, practically wrapping herself around him, her eyes on Skye. “We are. There were just a couple of things I had to take care of,” she purred.
“Like threatening me,” Skye said.
“Are you okay?” Lorenzo asked, directing his question to Faith.
“I am now that you’re here,” Faith said in satisfaction.
Lorenzo looked down at Faith, letting a smile form. Bringing up his hand, he gently caressed her blonde hair – in an almost intimate way. Then he brought his eyes back to Skye, hardening them. “What are you doing here Skye?” he asked, allowing his voice to become hard edged and indifferent.
Skye swallowed as she watched Lorenzo and Faith. She had to swallow again as she felt bile rise in her throat. “I was having a lovely walk through the park when Faith approached me . . . “ she began, but stopped when Lorenzo held up his free hand.
“Why can’t you accept the fact that we are over Skye?” he asked, having to force the words out. They literally felt like they were burning his throat. “Are you really that desperate that you would attack the woman I know I was meant to be with?”
Skye could not help the small gasp that escaped her lips, or how her eyes widened in genuine hurt and surprise. “What? Are you blaming this on me?” she asked in disbelief.
“I know how attached you get Skye. And I have tried to let you down easy. But practically stalking Faith is not going to end well for you. So I would suggest you back off.”
Faith smiled as she watched Skye, and then turned her eyes up to Lorenzo. There was not an ounce of compassion in him for this woman. Faith knew that he had only been using Skye as a distraction until he realized that he belonged with her.
Placing a hand on Lorenzo’s chest, Faith looked back at Skye. “Well, I can’t say I’m not surprised Lorenzo. Skye has always been the desperate, needy type. Never can stand on her own two feet. Let’s get out of here . . . I have big plans for us tonight.”
Nodding, Lorenzo slid his hand around Faith’s waist, turned them around and headed out of the park – his heart ripping in two as he had to leave Skye standing there. He hoped to God this worked.
Sam stepped out of the shadows and approached Skye. “You know how much saying that hurt him, don’t you?” she asked gently.
Spinning around, Skye saw Sam. “Sam? What are you doing here?” she asked.
“Lorenzo had a feeling Faith would find the opportunity to rub this in your face. When he was told the two of you were in the park, he called and asked if I would make sure you were alright.”
“He did?” Skye asked turning her head to look in the direction Lorenzo and Faith had gone.
Sam nodded. “He loves you Skye, and being away from you and having to treat you like this is torture for him. He’s so worried that when this is all over, he might lose you.”
Skye felt tears prick at her eyes, but did not brush them away. She turned back to Sam. “Well, you can assure him that I am not walking away. We’re both committed to seeing this through. And when it’s over – I will be waiting for him.”
Sam turned to leave when she stopped short. “Jason! Do you enjoy creeping up on people in the dark?” she asked, her hand pressed to her rapidly beating heart.
“Sorry,” said Jason. “How did it go?”
Catching her breath, Sam shrugged. “Lorenzo arrived before it could get physical,” she said. “It was hard to watch, but I talked to Skye after. She’ll be fine.”
Jason nodded. “I have Stan and Diego on surveillance,” he said. “But there’s something I need your help with.”
“What is it?” Sam asked curiously. Sam had liked Jason instantly. He was brooding but loved Jessica deeply – and that’s what appealed to Sam the most. She had heard of Jason Morgan over the last couple of years and had expected a cold-hearted killer. But what she was faced with was a man who was willing to sacrifice his life for the woman he loved.
“I want to propose to Jessica – tonight. I need you to monitor Lorenzo and Faith’s meeting on the monitors in my apartment,” said Jason.
“Oh my God! You’re going to propose?” Sam asked excitedly.
Jason nodded. “I love her Sam. I want Jessica to be my wife.”
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