“Babe, it’s not what you think,” I plead. He starts to turn towards Tony, ready to kick his ass.
“This has nothing to do with him. Now can we go?” I gently grab his handsome face and he softens.
“Babe, just tell me what’s wrong.”
“I think I may be pregnant.” The smile on his face can only be described as relief.
“Babe,” he whispers then grabs me, pulling my body against his. When his lips crash against mine my entire world shifts. It’s only us as we share a moment I will never forget.
“This is incredible.” He rests his head on mine.
“Jared, we need to talk in private about this.” I can’t even look at Tony, as I feel like he betrayed me in some way.
I know he probably felt like he had to call Jared, and I know I shouldn’t be mad about that but I am.
The ride back to our home is quiet. He picked me up in his truck instead of his motorcycle. Jared went in to buy a pregnancy test while I waited in the car.
He grabs my hand and kisses the back while using the other hand to steer. He is wearing a backwards hat and he knows how much I love him in a hat. I can’t resist him like ever. I close my legs, feeling excited yet confused. My hormones are all over the place, which is another indication I could be pregnant.
Do we really want to bring a child into this world, when I’m not even certain he or she will be safe?
What I do know is that I will protect this baby with everything I am, even if that means I leave him. I will not subject our baby to this lifestyle.
“I know what you’re thinking, and I don’t blame you. Erica, you have to know that I will keep you both safe no matter what.” I can’t help the tears that start to run down my face again.
“Baby, don’t cry,” he whispers, and I turn towards the window.
When we pull up to our place we make our way inside. I go straight to the bathroom.
I pee on the stick and wait patiently. Jared knocks on the door and I let him inside. We stand side by side, waiting for our future to change.
Don’t Let Go
“You read it, please,” He nods. When I see his face fall I can’t decipher what he’s upset about.
“It’s negative,” he says in frustration.
“It is?” I grab the stick and my hands start shaking. I can’t tell whether I’m relieved or disappointed right now.
“You wanted a baby?” I look him in his gorgeous eyes and he nods yes.
“But I want you more, and now that I know you’re not pregnant it’s only a matter of time before you actually leave me.” He walks out of the bathroom and I follow him.
“Jared, you can’t possibly think that the life you live is normal or safe in any way. I want you to tell Grady and your crew it’s over. I want you to choose me, because one day this will be positive and I will not allow my child to be raised around crime.” I raise my voice to the point it cracks, and he brings his hands to his head. When he starts to walk towards me I back up againstthe wall. Jared hovers over me, pressing his firm body up against mine.
When he grabs my hand and pulls them above my head he grinds his body up against mine, I whimper.
“You will not leave me. If you do I will find you and drag your ass back here, because you belong to me.” The way he’s dominating my body and talking to me is turning me the fuck on, and I feel in that moment I may be a bit twisted but I don’t care.
Our mouths are a mess of sloppy euphoric kisses that have my legs shaking with need and want.
“Jared, please,” I beg, not exactly sure what I’m begging for.
He then rips my yoga pants and underwear clear off me, unsnapping my bra and exposing my breasts. His hooded eyes trail down my body with a look of primal infatuation.
“You want me to touch this gorgeous body?” I nod ecstatically.
His lips travel all the way down my stomach while he massages my breasts.