Rating: Work safe, but adult concepts.
Genre: female, smut, fantasy
I’ll get started without too much delay, but wanted to express that Phoenix and Tyler are now seated in a lounge area on the private balcony above security. Time has passed and they’ve become comfortable with each other.
I left in a removed pieces with strikethroughs just to show you another way the story played out in my head.
My spider sense started tingling as my sight landed on a tall muscular man with a ominous expression looking towards Tyler. He arguing with a husky security guard at the top of the stairs and trying to push his way past. He was just beyond the limits of my empathic abilities.
“Is he your next appointment?” I leaned over and asked.
“No. He shouldn’t be up here.” Concern and guilt flushed through Tyler. He took a look at his business partners across the table and then back up at the upset man. He seamed to be trying to prepare himself.
“I’ll delay him.” Tyler looked at me with a little surprise, but then nodded.
From the beginning of the night he had expressed that he didn’t want any personal attachments and yet here I was volunteering for a little piece of his. I kissed his cheek, moved out from the table where we sat, and used my most alluring walk as I headed towards the dark stranger. Of course, the walk was for everyone's benefits, after all I needed to play my part.
“My name is Phoenix and you are going to dance with me.” I stepped in front of his path.
The rough voice matched the man. He began to move in an effort to pass me, but quickly noticed that I was not going to get out of his way.
“I need to speak with that man.” He gestured towards Tyler and still did not look at me. I could sense his feelings of loss covered by anger now that I was closer.
“I don’t know what your reasons are, but I can tell that you intend him harm. You’re also carrying a weapon strapped to your ankle which is not getting any closer to your target.” and this is why I’m studying Psychology, so that I can talk my way out of terrible situations instead of using my abilities. “If you want to speak with Tyler I’ll need to take the bullets.”
“He is busy, but I’m not. Dance with me and I’ll bring you back.” This time I added a raised chest at the end of my statement.
Now he looked at me. The look ran from my head to my toes and enticed my inner fire to grow hotter. Damn men, I thought, why does my body conflict with the rest of me? This guy is obviously dangerous and unstable. I suspect he is considering why someone so tiny has confidence written in her eyes.
Before he could speak the words of defiance that I knew were coming, I said “Or I can call security to escort you out. It all depends on how badly you need to speak with him.”
He considered his options while switching his destructive glance between Tyler and me.
“Fine, but you don’t understand I don’t want him dead just want a confession, even if I must beat it out of him. I want him imprisoned. You should know that he puts the women around him in danger.” He wants me to sympathize and be on his side of the story.
I moved towards him and slowly dropped down to my knees. Reaching my hands to his right lower pants, I summoned up my telekinesis to make this a smooth and discreet process. I didn’t want to alert the others on the balcony that there was a gun in the room. People would reach for their cell phones hoping to grab a video of some violent scene as they backed out of the area. I lifted the gun from the holster. It was a revolver 38 caliber, nice concealed weapon. Opened the chamber and pushed the five rounds into my hand that was still under his pant leg. Put the gun back into place and attempted to be graceful as I stood up.
“You can ask for these back when you leave.”
I lead him away from Tyler down the stairs and onto the dance floor. He is a hands on dancer or what I would deem a Latin dancer. Not bad, but it definitely meant I would not last until morning without sex. I’d push away or pull back from him just to ease the strain in my muscles. After the fourth song ended, I indicated it was time to return.
Looking at me with desire he leaned down and said “You can leave with me.”
That was odd, whatever happened to this man he genuinely thought I was in danger. I trust my abilities and I know that Tyler has no intention of harming me, but this stranger’s impression made me question my gifts.
“I am Tyler’s… for tonight.” I never break my commitments.
He straightened and changed his expression back to ominous. I guess the conversation is over. Unfortunately I don’t think I had any effect on his goal for the night. I took his arm as we walked back to the private balcony. Tyler’s visitors were no longer at the table and his expression told me he had been watching us dance and that he was almost as hungry as I was. No jealousy, just simple adult attraction. After turning around, I gave Tyler my hopeless look and moved back to sit at his side. while slipping the bullets into a napkin. He placed his arm over my shoulder and attempted to control a small flash of irritation directed at Mr. Dark.
“Alex, please let’s not go over this again.” Tyler lowered his head. I swear he would make a wonderful politician. Because underneath that humbling gesture, the man’s temper was growing.
“We will go over this again and again until my sister returns.” Alex’s voice started to increase in volume and the table next to us glanced over. “You were the last person to see her. Her purse was found just outside on the street with blood on it.” He lifted his arms to point at the front of the club. “Where is she?”
“As I’ve told the police, Chelsea left my place in the morning with every intention to go home. We even made plans to see each other again that night.”
“Here you are, with another girl on your arm, going through the motions of moving on.”
I could spot a couple of security guards approaching. Tyler must have made preparations in case things got out of hand. He raised his hand at the wrist to signal them to stay back. He gave me a sympathetic look and shifted his arm to stand up.
“Alex, I’ve given you the truth. I’ve posted fliers out front. I’ve had my entire staff questioned. I’ve allowed my customers to be questioned and I’ve been kind about your attempts to point suspicion at me. I want Chelsea back and safe, but you don’t get to assume the nature of our relationship or my personal life. You will leave tonight, but if you publically question me again, I will ban you from this club. I know what it means to you to be here and continue your search. I’m not the bad guy, but I will be if you keep pressing.” I didn’t need my empathy to know how furious Tyler became during his response, his eyes, posture and voice threw it in Alex’s direction.
Alex held out his hand towards me. “I’ll have my things back now.”
I placed the folded napkin in his hand. Tyler gave me a questioned look with a raised eyebrow. It’s probably better for both of them if Tyler didn’t know about the gun. He wanted less drama, this is me removing it. Besides now that I know their connection I feel that neither is in danger of losing their lives. I shook my head and watched Alex leave with his two escorts.
Alex released his stare down with Tyler to give me a final look and said “Thank you for the dancing. Stay safe.”
The dark man turned and left with as much anger as when he entered.