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“So, the game plan is? I already know I’ll be sidelined on this. I’m okay with it. My judgment is to seek revenge and get retribution for what they’ve put Tinsley through.” I grip the back of my neck, feeling the tension in my muscles.

“The game plan is to let them have control of things while you rest for a few days,” Tinsley states as she walks into the office.

“Oh, the girls are going to love her. You are so fucked,” Bridger says under his breath.

“Yep, he’s not wrong,” Drake says before hugging Tinsley like he’s her brother already. Damn, I love my brother for this. I know she needs a family unit surrounding her.

“We hug in this family. I’m Drake, if you didn’t catch that.” This jokester is throwing all kinds of bullshit out. It’s all in good nature.

“As if I couldn’t tell. You two are practically twins,” Tinsley says, moving out of his hug, then coming to my side. I loop my arm around her shoulders, bringing her closer to give her a kiss on her forehead.

“I figured you’d still be asleep.” I smirk at her. She’s wearing a sweater and leggings. Tinsley’s hair is in a loose ponytail on one side of her shoulder, face clean of makeup.

“It got cold in there without you,” she whispers. We’re both lost in our own world.

Slade clears his throat, all of them having their own chuckle. “Tinsley, this is Slade and Bridger. You met Drake already.” I watch as she shakes their hands, giving them her full attention.

“Thank you so much for all of your help. I truly appreciate it. Let me run upstairs and bring you my laptop? Leo mentioned Easton may want it.” She goes to turn, but I tighten my hold on her.

“Anytime. You don’t have to rush for us. We’ll be here for a bit. Heads-up though. We told the women folk not to bother you guys today. You know how they are though. I have a feeling you’ll be invaded in the next twenty minutes. Raelynn and Cam might not make it today, they’re both busy. I’m sure they’ll be here in the coming days.” Drake shakes his head. Why Giana didn’t just ride over with him is a mystery to me. I tip my head sideways. He shakes his head. That enough tells me she wanted to drive herself, not with him. That means shopping afterwards in Giana’s world.

“I’ll go grab it now then, and make us some food. You said the fridge was stocked?” Her head tips back to look up at me. God, do I fucking love this woman. My hand moves to the nape of her neck. If our family weren’t surrounding us, I’d kiss the hell out of her. I wouldn’t stop though, so I refrain. I kiss her lips softly.

“Yeah, but you don’t need to do any of that. These guys know how to fend for themselves.”

“It’s okay, it’ll keep my mind busy. It also helps me snoop around your house. You didn’t tell me how massive it was. Is that like the requirement to live in this neighborhood?” she jokes, knowing damn well this place isn’t that big. Not compared to what she comes from, at least.

“You’re cute.” I tap her nose, her eyes getting dreamy.

“I’ll be back,” she says over her shoulder.

“Yep, I approve. She’ll fit right in,” Bridger inserts.

“Not sure I care if you do or don’t,” I grunt. The smiles all of the guys are wearing tell me their opinion isn’t needed.

“Tinsley’s right, you’re home for the time being. I don’t want you or her out in broad daylight. After today, we’ll all be staying away until we get the all-clear from Easton. It’s gonna fucking suck, but Robert will be running scared shitless soon, and who knows what he’ll do. For now, it’s contained. Once he figures out he’s being monitored and trailed everywhere, not to mention the bugs the butler placed in strategic places before he upped and moved to Cabo. We all need to play this safe,” Slade laments. He’s a sly motherfucker. There is no doubt about it. He’s got a few things up his sleeve.

“Alright, though spending a few days with my woman and nothing else, that sounds more like a vacation,” I joke, but we all know I’ll be on high alert.

“Let me know if Tinsley can go along with that as a vacation, then have her get with Taylor on that. I swear that woman is already planning the next one, and we just got back from one last month.” He shakes his head.

“Speaking of, Kellie and I will be planning one as soon as this case is done.” He and Kellie both need time away before the weather starts to turn in the winter months.

“This is fucking summer compared to Washington. Jesus, I thought I was going to get frostbite.” The guys laugh at that. Tinsley returns, hands the laptop to me, then she’s off to the kitchen or to snoop. Like I have anything I wouldn’t want her to see anyways. She’s fucking cute.

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