Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chapter Forty-Nine

Jon carefully unravelled Mackenzie’s arms and legs from around him and slid out of the bed. The morning was bold, bright and hopeful through the windows, a bit like the newly formed relationship with the woman who lay strewn out over the bed. She moaned and rolled sinking face first into the pillows so he could easily achieve his getaway. He needed a cigarette and some fresh air to clear his head. He knew it was right in his heart but it felt so weird to be that close to someone again since his wife. Last night's talk and then subsequent love-making sessions cemented that well and truly but none of this disguised the face that they were still at risk and someone wanted to hurt him.

He stepped into jeans and tugged on a loose tee. Ommph. A stray pillow hit the back of his legs. He narrowed his eyes and turned around to MacKenzie sitting upright wrapped in a sheet.

"Going somewhere?"

God love woman. Dishevelled and sexy, her hair resembled some sort of birds nest and her cheeks were flushed and lips supple. "I was going to have a cigarette and get some coffee..." He folded his arms and leaned against the door frame. "I take it you're interested in coffee?"

She lay back and grinned. "I'd be interested in something else too..." She scissored her legs letting sheet come free from around her.

He groaned. "You're evil. Stay there and behave, I'll be back." Christ. Her athlete's libido was going to kill him.

"Wait! A kiss?"

How could he really resist? He leaned over the bed and met her lips in gentle kiss. His eyes flew open as she tugged him by his tee-shirt and he tumbled on top of her.

She hooked her leg over his waist and locked in him place. “Now what are you gonna do lover?”

“Kenzie…..Jesus…” He chuckled as her eyes danced with mischief.

“That’s it—no more sex for you. It's going straight to your head.” He smoothed back her hair and shook his head.

“You're really complaining about the sex?”

He groaned as her hand slid down over his belly but he captured it before she got any further. “Kenzie, you are terrible! You’re meant to be resting.”

She held his gaze and her lips kicked up at the sides. “Is that your daddy face?”

He rolled his eyes. “Believe me you don’t want to see my daddy face.”

She smirked into the next kiss he gave her. “Oh I don’t know about that.”

He laughed as she wriggled beneath him. It was good to see her laugh and be alive again, of course he felt like he seventeen again trying to sneak in more sex at home. "I'm going out there and if you're still horny when I get back..." He pushed himself off her and shifted himself in his jeans. Horny certainly wouldn't be a problem for him dammit. He poked his tongue out at her as he slipped out the door, surprised to see David coming towards him.

"Hey Jon. Sorry to disturb you but there is a woman who's demanding to see you and she's not taking no for an answer."

Jon frowned. Dot would have called him if she needed anything urgently and he'd snagged his phone on the way out of the bedroom. He checked it quickly - no missed calls or texts. "That's odd, where is she?"

"She's still in the lobby. I've asked the doorman to hold all guests until on site approval. Are you happy for me to go down?"

Jon nodded. "Of course. I just need a cigarette so I'll do that. Buzz me if you need me. If it's Dorothea bring her straight up."

David nodded and headed out the door. Jon pulled back the slider and flipped a cig out of the pack. Blessed Fresh air. He inhaled deeply and closed his eyes.

"Sex on the balcony could be fun." A voice purred from behind him.

He raised a brow and turned around and almost wished he hadn't. Kenzie stood in a short satin navy robe that floated above her knees with the ties dangling and the edges gaping open. He swallowed, damn nothing left to the imagination. "Shouldn't you be in bed?" His eyes ran down her long athletic legs, this was so not helping the hard on he had since leaving the bedroom.

She casually picked up one of the ties and twirled it around innocently. "I seem to have lost the way... maybe you could show me." Her eyelashes fluttered and her lips curved into a brilliant smile.

He flicked his ash and threw away the end of his cigarette. "For a tough-ass you really are a little naughty." He reached out and wound his arms around her waist.

She pressed herself against him and her mouth found his. "Like you're complaining buddy."


His eyes popped open and he pushed MacKenzie back. "Aw fuck, Mom! Quick cover yourself up." His mom? What the hell was she doing here? Fuck Fuck Fuck. He'd kept his parents in the dark about everything, the relationship, the gang...everything. It wasn't unusual but she was going to go a little crazy when she found out about it all. Great, just fucking what he needed on top of all this shit.

MacKenzie chuckled as she tied herself back up. "Now who's a bad boy seducing woman on the balcony huh?"

"It's not funny, you'll understand why soon enough." He hissed as he nudged past her into the living room where David had just made it in the door behind her.

"Sorry Jon, she was insistent and wouldn't let me come and get you."

Jon kissed his mother on the cheek. "It's OK, and insistent? My mother? Nooo...." He plastered the every-things alright smile across his face as she hugged him back.

"You look surprised to see me Angel."

He stepped back from his Mom as MacKenzie came into the living room. "Well you didn't call."

"It's thanksgiving in a few days. I never call."

Jon pinched the bridge of his nose. "Aw fuck. It is isn't it? Sorry there's been a bit going on... I didn't even realize it was that time of the month."

Carol peered over Jon's shoulder to MacKenzie. "I see that. And who is the bouncer you've got on the door?"

Jon didn't have time to answer as MacKenzie stepped forward and stuck out her hand. "Hi Carol I'm MacKenzie. It's a pleasure to meet you."

He could see his mother eyeing her from top to bottom before she offered her hand. "Hello MacKenzie, I wasn't aware you were seeing anyone Jon."

Like he told her every woman he slept with, she wasn't that stupid, she just enjoyed unnerving the women in his life. "No, it's a long story. MacKenzie has been working for me." He popped his knuckles, where the hell did he start? Oh yeah a gang is after me and I am sleeping with my bodyguard who I almost got shot? Yeah fucking brilliant.

"Jon, why don't you and your mom sit down and I'll get everyone a drink and you can tell her what's been going on?"

She nodded at MacKenzie. "I think that's a very good idea. I'll take tea MacKenzie."

She winked at Jon before she left. "Be right back."


MacKenzie escaped to the kitchen and couldn't help but laugh. She'd met the one woman that derailed him, his mom. He was a little jumpy and Mackenzie’s bet was as soon as he told Carol what had been going on, she was going to freak out. She popped on a pot of tea and checked her hair was semi reasonable in the reflection in the door of the stainless steel fridge. She didn't know a lot about Carol but one thing she knew was she was a woman that didn't take any bullshit. Carol and Dorothea apparently got on well according to Jon so there was another reason Carol probably hated her instantly. Oh well, if she could handle jumped up men in the military which there had been no shortage of over the years, she could handle someone like Carol.

She stacked some cups on a tray along with sugar and cream before she removed the tea off the stove and into a teapot.

"The intimidating mother in law huh?" David grinned as he came into the kitchen, swung open the fridge and scooped out a PowerAde.

MacKenzie dropped the lid on the teapot and scoffed. "Puh lease. She'll be more concerned that her angel has been not telling her the truth what's been going on. I'm more worried for him, me? I can take care of that easily."

David laughed. "Be gentle on her. What were you two doing? I'm aware that you didn't know she was going to arrive but hell I'm in the apartment too. I don't want to cop an eyeful of you two naked alright?" He chugged down some PowerAde and snapped the cap back on.

"I thought you were in the gym, I was just gonna drag him back to you do."

David leaned against the doorway. "Well Mac it's damn good to see you happy, I don't want to burst your bubble but we will have to focus on the gang stuff when you feel up to it. I'm not letting you near it for a couple of days yet."

She nodded. It had been almost like a bubble too, a happy bubble of love and happiness that she wasn't used to having and avoiding all the reasons why it happened in the first place. She and Jon needed it though. She suspected with both of them now sorted they could concentrate on being conscientious with security but Mac also knew having David around to oversee it all instead of her would take off the pressure. November had flown by quickly but hell she didn't expect it to be close to thanksgiving. It would be hard for Jon in this situation; he couldn't see his kids thanks to Dorothea, something else she was sure Carol wasn't going to be impressed about. "Yeah I know we do. I'm really worried about it but I'm just trying to concentrate on what's in front of us for the moment."

David patted her on the back. "I know. I've got a few ideas but we'll wait a couple of days. I'll let you have the honeymoon period."

She turned and wrapped her arms around him. "I don't know how I would have got through this without you here. So thank you." David had saved her, he may not have been there when all the drama happened but he saved her from herself making her realize that loving Jon isn't a bad thing after all and neither is giving up the control of a case in this situation. He stepped in when she needed him even though she didn't know it, but that was David and why she trusted him more than anyone for so long.

"Your welcome Mac and don't worry we'll sort this out. I promise. Now go and meet your mother in law."

"Pfff she's not my mother in law, and her I can handle." She winked as she picked up the tray and walked back into the living room. This was going to be fun.


Anonymous said...

Keep up that attitude Mackenzie. Carol can be a real handful but with your military background, I suspect you'll win today's battle & suspect you will win her over eventually as well.

Can't wait to see how the 'getting to each other' period goes for Mackenzie and Carol. And will Jon survive it. If his mom finds out what he's been hiding, she'll flip on his rockstar ass, that's for sure.

Great chapter. Thanks for the update.

norwichliz said...

It WILL be fun...I'm looking forward to the two of them going head to head! Jon may want to put on some Kevlar though. LOL!

TaraLeigh said...

LOL Jon's not used to dealing with the happy and carefree Mac. It's totally throwing him off.

And she's not going to let him go back into his cave and sulk. way to go, Mac!!

As for mama bongiovi.

Oh boy.
I don't think Carol's going to stand a chance against Mac. She's a formidable force on her own.

And I loved that scenw with David and Mac. Very good chapter, Kiwi.