Mafia (Rated M for Mature) by Halsey Rae
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The life of the mob is always viewed as frightening, but for the Jonas Italian mob, family is their number one priority...... Even in the midst of a power struggle.

 


Categories: Jonas Brothers, Jonas Brothers > Crime, Jonas Brothers > Family, Jonas Brothers > Adventure, Jonas Brothers > Drama, Jonas Brothers > Romance Characters: Danielle Jonas, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas, O/c Character
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Chapters: 12 Completed: No Word count: 22244 Read: 21014 Published: 07/17/2020 Updated: 09/22/2021
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All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author.  The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise.  No copyright infringement is intended.


I do have this on my wattpad with same name so PLEASE do not panic and think i stole it :) 

RATED M FOR MATURE

1. Chapter 1 by Halsey Rae

2. Chapter 2 by Halsey Rae

3. Chapter 3 by Halsey Rae

4. Chapter 4 by Halsey Rae

5. Chapter 5 by Halsey Rae

6. Chapter 6 by Halsey Rae

7. Chapter 7 by Halsey Rae

8. Chapter 8 by Halsey Rae

9. Chapter 9 by Halsey Rae

10. Chapter 10 by Halsey Rae

11. Chapter 11 by Halsey Rae

12. Chapter 12 by Halsey Rae

Chapter 1 by Halsey Rae

 

 

JEN

“Joe.....” I whispered softly. He was still asleep... My husband was always so exhausted after a job... and last night was no exception. See.. my husband is a hit man for his family.. The Jonas’ are feared all over New York City..... Originally based in Italy these three brothers are heaving running the New York version... Joe is always the one to track down traitors... or people who are snitching or may cause a problem for the family and he takes them out.. It is by far the sexiest thing on the planet.... but this morning... my husband lying in that bed, naked, covered in his white sheets, his hair a mess, and his stubble slowly growing in... these were the best moments... Mostly of course because he came home safely. I won’t lie.. I worry about him... but last night was exceptionally dangerous.. I don’t know why.. he wouldn’t say anything more than that.... The men like to keep the women somewhat out of the loop when things get too complicated.

“Joey....” I whispered, leaning over him to softly kiss his chest.

 "Hmmmm..." he moaned still half asleep.

"Love, my cousin is flying in today...... we need to go get her..." I whispered, kissing the corner of his mouth.

"Which cousin is this? do I know her? we can just send a car, I'm tired." he whined.

"Joseph.... it's Laurie.... the one you haven't met yet.. the one who couldn't make the wedding.... Please baby... she's my best friend.... I can go alone....." I said, softly.

"Aaaaahhh....Jennifer you are lucky I love you so much." he said getting up slowly.

"You do not go anywhere alone! Do you understand me?? especially after last night....we have gained more enemies." he added. He never let me in on much, so this in itself scared me a bit.

"Joseph... I'm a good Moll... I can take car of myself love.... you've taught me well....." I said.

 "Yeah....no...I am coming with..." he growled running his hands through his hair heading for the shower. I followed him.

“Can I get you anything Joseph? Breakfast? We may even need to get more cigarettes Love.... you're almost out..." I said, peeking into the bathroom.

"How bout you coming in here and washing my back???" he said.

"Of course, sweetie....." I said. I got undressed and went in to cater to my husband's needs. Some say controlling..... some say he's a complete prick.. but he's so loving to me... and I WANT to tend to his every need. I got undressed and he grabbed my hair and pushed my down to my knees. The water from the shower head was hitting the back of my head as I took the entire length of Joes hard member in my mouth.

"Fuck baby...so good." he growled, which made me suck all the harder. I groaned moving faster, harder, fondling his balls in my hand, the other grabbing his ass pulling him tighter to me. I craved things like this..... I know it sounds ridiculous.... But I loved getting my husband off...... I moaned softly against him... picking up speed. He grabbed my hair with both hands pulling me closer to him. I could feel him throb as I sucked harder. I moaned, trying not to gag, he was making me deep throat him, and I was trying to keep myself from losing it.

"Mmmmm," I moaned against him suddenly feeling my throat loosen up and adapt. I swirled my tongue around him, gripping his ass tighter in both hands, giving him my best work. before I knew it Joe let out a primal growl of sorts and came like a fucking volcano, which I happily drank down. After cleaning him up I smiled up at him.

"You feel better my love?" I questioned, softly.

 "Absolutely...you my love will be rewarded tonight. Your cousin, does she have a place to stay?" he asked.

"I think she got a hotel room for now. she has a job interview, thinking of relocating back to the city." I explained.

"Oh wonderful... I'll see if Nicholas can get her something..." he said.

"Um, Joseph, she loves me... very much.... but this life isn't her cup of tea.." I said, politely, running a washcloth over his back.

"How much have you told her Jennifer?" he asked me, glaring.

"Joe, honey.....Jonas is a household name...I don’t really have to tell her anything."  I said.

"Well, if she's gonna be staying with us she needs to be educated...... respect..... the chain of command.. I can't have her disrespecting us.. family or not if Nicholas sees her as a threat or disrespectful... I’d hate to have to do my job..." Joe said.

"I told you that she's staying at a hotel. I will educate her baby...I promise," I said. I loved Laurie like my sister, but no one goes against the family. We headed down to breakfast. Nicholas and Kevin and his wife Danielle were already there.

"Good morning Joseph..... you're late..." Nicholas said, pointing to us to have a seat.

"I'm sorry Nicholas." he gave him a knowing look and Nick just smirked.

"Well now that we're here... any new business?! OH! Joseph... how did the job go?" Nick asked.

'Taken care of..." Joe said.

'Alright... wonderful.. anything else?" Nick asked.

"yeah." Joe said, "If there’s nothing pressing for the afternoon, Jen and I we gotta go pick up Jen’s cousin from the airport....if you don’t need me, that is."

"No.... go ahead.. keep you're cell phone on.. if I need you I'll call...." Nick said.

"Will do boss." Joe said. "Jennifer, " Nick said. "You do know that any family of yours is like family to us...there is no need for your family to have to stay in a hotel...we do have plenty of room here."

"I understand... Laurie is just frightened of our lifestyle.... of us I think....." I said, softly, keeping my eyes with his... To speak to the Don without looking him in the eye is disrespectful... I've been hit a couple times for that.. forgetting....

"I do understand that.......just know that the option is there my dear."

"Yes, of course..... I will mention it to her..... Thank you...." I said, nodding my respects.

"Not a problem......if you or she need anything....you will come to me?" It was more of a request than a question.

"Yes... of course.." I said.

"You're excused..." Nick said. Joe stood and pulled out my chair, helping me up. After we got out to the limo I took a deep breath.

"Goodness he still puts fear in me..." I said, softly.

"Thats a good thing princess." he said as he looked at his phone, "Nick said we should invite Laurie for dinner."

"Umm Joseph I don’t think that is such a good idea."i said.

"Why not?"

"You have never met Laurie." I said.

"It won't matter.. she's family..." he said.

"Laurie isn't one to hold her tongue......" I said.

"She will learn rather quickly...won't she?" he said.

"Well she is mild mannered, and nice and everything...she just doesn't take kindly to being umm...well told what to do." I tried to explain.

"Like I said babe...she will learn rather quickly." He repeated.

"I hope so..." I said, nervously, before holding my husbands knee, rubbing his leg softly. I always have this fondling problem when I get nervous....... I know it sounds gross.. but just rubbing his knee.. or his back, or playing with his fingers.... It was a comfort to me.... touching him calmed me.

"It will be OK princess, calm down." he chuckled. Kissing my hair. I sighed, and leaned into my husbands side. When we arrived at the airport, he stepped out, offering me his hand to take. I stepped out, my purse close, and my husband's hand on my lower back.

 

 

Chapter 2 by Halsey Rae

JENNIFER'S POV

 


"Mr. Jonas......." the security said as we passed by. The Jonas family had so many officials... police...... government agents in their pockets... crooked cops weren't hard to come by and Joe seemed to enjoy making dirty cops from clean cut servicemen.... it was a sick enjoyment of his... We went forward toward the gate, when I spotted her. I let go of Joey's hand and ran over to greet my cousin. we had always been close, and talked a lot, but we hadn’t seen each other in quite a long time. She looked great. still kind of curvy, but had lost some weight...no more glasses, hair different, she looked fabulous.

"Laurie!!!!!" I cooed, hugging her.

"Ooo, is that the husband?" she asked, as Joe sauntered over.

"Mmm, that he is! I told you he was yummy..." I chuckled.

"He is rather hot!" she tried to say that quietly, but I could see him smirk.

"Joseph, this is Laurie." He kissed her hand trying to be charming, not that he had to try very hard.

"It's so nice to finally meet you... Jen talks about you all the time." he said.

"Good things, I hope." Laurie chuckled.

"She's Moll material Jennifer. with some training..." Joe whispered. I patted his chest gently.

“Well, let's get you out of here, and to the house. Nicholas insists you stay with us. save your money. and we have a family dinner tonight. you've been invited...." I said to Laurie.

 "I don't know Jen." she said, looking at me with uncertainty.

"Please. I want you to meet the family... I know they're a tad frightening, but Nicholas is always more laid-back during dinner......" I encouraged.

"yeah well you know how sometimes I can’t hold my tongue Jen...I would really like to wake up in the morning." I chuckled but I think she was serious....

"You'll be fine.... just speak when spoken to... be polite....... Nicholas is stern and firm... but trust me he's very charming." I said.

"Please?" I begged, pouting out my lip.

"Jen....do not do that......" she begged which just made me give her the puppy dog eyes. Laurie is a bit older than me...so she used to babysit me, that was how I always got my way.

"It doesn’t work anymore Jennifer........"

"Yes, it does..." I smiled.

"No, it doesn't!" she said.

"Please?!" I asked, batting my eyelashes at her, my bottom lip quivering.

"OK fine.... but when I have a lisp tomorrow because I have a blister from biting my tongue so hard You r to blame!!!!!" she said.

"YAY!!!!" I said, excitedly hugging her. Joe offered his arm like a gentleman and led us both out to the limo.

 "Whoa...classy." she said. I laughed. we were both raised by our grandmother and had kind of a poor upbringing.

"Yes, welcome to the life..." I giggled. Joe got in behind us, roughly pulling me back to his side. I let out a soft squeal and giggled. Laur just looked at us like......we were nuts. Her face when she saw the family's compound was absolutely priceless.

"Holy crap!" she said, in awe. Joe raised a brow.

"Joseph, remember... my upbringing I told you. do you remember the first time I arrived her... after you took me off the streets?" I whispered, gently kissing the nape of his neck.

"Yep I do...one of the best days in my life." he said, pulling me to him.

 

“Come on the house is magnificent!!" I said, pulling her behind me, as Joe instructed the guards where to take Laurie’s things.  I led her into a beautiful room. It was not as grand as the rest of the house, but I knew she'd love it!

lauries room

"Oh my God!!!" she gasped.

"This is bigger than my entire apartment, Jen!!" I giggled.

"This will be your room."

"Jen, I agreed to stay for dinner...that’s it."

"Don't argue.... you're staying!" I said, as the guards brought her things in... Now get comfortable. Joe rushed in.

"Jennifer, Nicholas needs to see us NOW!" he said.

"Oh dear.... I’ll check on you in just a bit...get comfy..." I said as Joe pulled me out of the room. We headed to Nick's office.

"Sit..." Nick said, pacing. I had never seen him worry and his faced was plagued with anger... frustration....

"Nicholas...what is it?" Joe asked. I could sense his nervousness as well.

"I need your help!" he said.

Joe nodded, "Alright.... what is it?"

"Not you... you!" he said, pointing at me.

 "Umm...of course Nicholas....anything. What do you want me to do?" I asked nervously, playing with Joe’s fingers.

"Well, the thing is the D'Magio's are trying to say they don't have a snitch... I need a way to get in and plant a bug... and YOU! Our little sex pot... we need to get in..... plant some bugs...I need your curviness to do it... You're going on your first job." Nick said.

"No!!!! Nicholas it's too dangerous!" Joe said. He and Nicholas rarely butted heads, but sometimes Joe can be an ass, but he is very protective of me. Nick drew his gun, pointing it at Joe.

"I know you aren't questioning me..." Nick growled.

 "Fine." Joe relented, "Please just make sure there is enough coverage on her.”

"Don't I always Joseph?"

"If you don’t mind me asking, why can’t you use Dani instead?" Joe don't push it.... was going through my head.

"Danielle is going.... we need two... it's a large home.... get her ready they leave in an hour..." he said.

 "An hour?" Joe said.

"Joseph...you may be my brother, but you are really playing on my nerves today.... Jennifer will be fine...now go!!!" Nick ordered.  I stood up and rushed from the room Joe trailing behind me. Once we safely reached our room, I hugged him tightly.

'Joseph. what are you doing... you can't speak to him that way..." I whimpered.

"I cannot have you hurt Jennifer!!!" he spat, “now go get ready...put on something sexy....I need to go over a few things with you....safety precautions before you leave. I will be waiting outside in case something goes wrong."

"Of course," I said, softly, rushing over to the closet to grab the sexiest dress I could find. I got my makeup smokey and dark. I knew it was going to be touch and go...  I stepped out of the bedroom and smiled.

"How is this?!" I asked.

 

 

 

Jen's Dress for Undercover Sting

 

"Oh my god Jennifer...you look so hot." he said kissing me.

"Joe!!!! No time!!! I gotta go get Dani...I just hope Laurie will be ok by herself."

"She'll be fine Nick's home."

"Joseph you are supposed to be making me feel better, not worse!!!!" I snapped.

"You are going to do wonderful.... And I'll be here waiting for you!" he whispered. I kissed his lips and headed out the door to meet Dani. God I was so nervous...... When we arrived, I looked for Joe.

'Where's the men?" I asked her in a whispered.

'Nick ordered they stay home.... now come on... let's do this," she said, and we exited into the party.  We were mingling like invited guests and planting the devices wherever we could in each room.

"well, aren't you a treat?" a man's voice said behind me as I was in one of the bathrooms. I turned around, stealthily still planting the bug under the counter's edge.

"Tony..." I said, softly. Tony D'Magio... the eldest brother....

 "Hello sweet cheeks.... you sure are sweet......" he said, stepping toward me. He lifted his hand to touch my hair. I had hoped I got the device planted safely. I was feeling sick at the way he was touching my hair and my face, and I hoped that If I actually got this thing planted correctly that someone was hearing this exchange.

"So... you're here... I'm here.... How about we get this party started...." he said, pinning me against the counter.

"No... please.... I'd like to go find my sister..." I said, softly.

"Oh, I'm sure she's in good hands by now." he spat.

"Tony, don't do this... you know what family I belong to...." I said.

"Then what are you doing here???" he asked.

"Nicholas is trying to smooth things over... he knows you're upset and us being here was to explain no hard feelings... his apologies..." I answered, quietly.

 "Like I trust Nicholas......tell me what you're really doing here.....or I'm sure your Joseph is not going to like sharing you....however...I'm sure I can make you forget all about him." he tried.

"I'm here by Nicholas' request... Tony... I love my husband... please... don't do this..." I begged, as his hand lifting my dress.

"Fine...I will let you go this time....I just want you to take a message back to Nicholas......Tell him he is not smart enough to put one over on me......Tell him to stop hiding behind women and do his own dirty work........next time whoever he sends will not be so lucky." he said with a menacing tone. I was literally shaking.

"Now go find your sister and get the hell out!!" ' I nodded and rushed out, grabbing Danielle's arm and rushed back to our car.

'Jen... I'm not done..." she whispered.

"Yes, we are... we've been made....' I said, rushing out to drive us away.

 

 

 

End Notes:

~~~~~~~~AUTHOR'S NOTES~~~~~~~~~

Thank you all so much for love on the first chapter, i can't wait to retell this story now that this group is FINALLY back up and running!!! much love!!

 

~*~ HR ~*~

Chapter 3 by Halsey Rae

 

 

LAURIE

 It was now a couple of hours later and Jen never came back. What was I supposed to do with myself now? I was a bit intimidated to go exploring...but I didn’t want to look at the four walls either. I opened the bedroom door very slowly and walked down the corridor.   This place was beautiful... I felt like Belle in the Beauty in the Beast, searching rooms, and finding a library...... a gym.... even more beautiful bedrooms... I even stepped down into the kitchen to find a fridge full of all kinds of things. I found some fresh strawberries and smiled brightly. I took them out and sat at the bar stool to the island in the kitchen.

"You must be Laurie," I husky voice said behind me. I turned to see a man. barely 21....... White suit. Dark hair slicked back.... chocolate brown eyes, crooked smirk, and the cutest mole pattern on his cheek....

"I am... you are?" I knew who he was.... I was just trying to be polite for Jen's sake.

"Nicholas Jonas.... Head of the family... It's lovely to meet you...." he said, smugly, kissing my hand.

 "it's nice to meet you as well Mr. Jonas. Thank you for inviting me. I hope you don't mind me helping myself. I just got kind of bored up in the beautiful guest room all by myself." I explained. I didn’t want to get Jen in trouble because I raided the fridge.

"Not at all. help yourself...." he said, smiling. "Jen never mentioned you were.... so beautiful..." he said, moving to sit next to me.

"Thank you." I said, inching away just a bit.

"Do I make you nervous?" he asked, his eyes dark and menacing, and I don't even think it was intentional.

"Will it feed your ego if I say yes?" oops.

He raised a brow before standing, "You're mouthy...." Then he stepped out, not looking back.

"Your point?" I mumbled under my breath before popping another strawberry in my mouth. I wandered back to my room, a wonder I even found it when I heard car doors slam and people scurrying about. I hoped it was Jen. Nicholas gave me the creeps.

 

 

JOE

I was pacing.... freaking out, before my wife came barreling into the house.

"Joseph!" she sobbed.

 "Baby I heard...it's OK...you got out...it's OK...." I cooed taking her in my arms. Damn him for sending her to do something so dangerous. We were all ushered into nicks office again.

"Jennifer, are you alright?" Nicholas asked. Jen nodded, gripping tightly to me.

"You did well.... talking your way out....." he said.

"Thank you... I was frightened... I thought he was going to rape me..." Jen breathed.

"I would not have let it get that far Jennifer." Joes hand tightened around mine and I saw his jaw tense. He was going to say something and then thought better of it.

"By the way...I had the opportunity to meet your cousin this afternoon. " He looked none too happy.

 

JEN

"Oh no. Nicholas.... everything happened so fast. I have not had a chance to explain to her about appropriate behavior..." I said.

"That's quite alright Jennifer.... I do understand, she does have quite the mouth on her, doesn't she?" he asked almost amused. almost.

"she does... She's very outspoken... feisty... with all due disrespect she reminds me a lot of you..." I said, softly.  Joe hissed at me and Nicholas just chuckled.

"Calm down Joseph. We’ll just speak to her before dinner please...I would appreciate it."

"I will, I promise...." I said. We were excused and I exited the room. My cousin... she has a mouth that may get her into trouble. I was on my way to her room.

"Want me to go with you Jen?" Joe asked.

"No..it’s probably best I do this myself Joseph." I said.

"OK don't be too long sweetie."

"I won't...' I said, kissed his cheek and went into Laurie’s room, where she was reading a book and eating some strawberries.

"Laur!!!!!" I yelled. "What did you say to Nicholas?"

"Oh, did he mention we met." she said as calm as anything.

"Yes, he did. are you trying to get yourself into trouble?!" I said.

"No, he's just so full of himself, I couldn’t help myself. I told you I'd be better off at a hotel."

"Laurie. all you have to do is be quiet.... Silent.... You gotta stop doing this!!!" I said.

"Stop doing what Jen??? This is who I am. I have always been like this. I still have my reservation. I'll go, I tried to be polite for your sake...but he's just sooooo.... sooooo......."

"Arrogant?" I chuckled.

"OK that works." She chuckled. "So maybe I should go?" she asked.

"No... just learn to hold your tongue.... I love you Laurie, but your safer here...." I said.

"How is that? I think I'm safer I my own considering the people that live in this house!" she snarled.

"Fine.... but stay for dinner... then you can get a hotel room..." I said. I sighed, kissed her forehead and headed for the door.

"So, how'd it go with the mouth of the south??" Joe asked me when I got back to our bedroom.

"Fine....... She doesn't want to stay here. it's too much...." I said, slipping out of my dress, searching for more comfortable clothes.

"We can take her to the hotel after dinner, babe...it's probably best she be out of Nick's face."

"I agree." I sighed. I hung my dress up, coming out of the bathroom to looking through my closet.

"I don't like that Nick put you in danger tonight. I do not like it at all." Joe hissed, coming over to wrap his arms around me from behind, kissing my neck.

"I'm alright, Joseph.... I promise..." I lied. Truth was. I wasn't I was shaken up.... I had never been so terrified.

 "Don't lie to me baby...you're shaking like a leaf." he said, hugging me tighter.

"I just.... Tony was angry...... What if he comes after me...." I whispered, holding his arms.

 "Do you honestly think I will let that happen???" he asked as he turned me to face him. "he is after Nick...not you."

"But... we're connected to Nick... he'd come after me to get to him... you know that!" I whispered.

"I am NOT going to let that happen. now get ready for dinner...you know how he hates to be kept waiting."

"yes... of course," I said, softly touching my lips to his. he smiled, brushed my hair back and let me get dressed. Small more comfortable black dress... bright red heels... softer makeup. I sighed and stepped out, going over to help Joe with his tie.

 "I don't understand why he insists we dress up for dinner. it's ridiculous..." I said, fixing it, before fixing his collar.

"I know, it's just one of his quirks, did you make sure to tell Laurie?" he asked. Oh, shit I forgot!!

"No... I'll go." I said. I rushed down to see Laurie staring at this black dress bag.

'Oh good. they provided you with a dress!" I said, smiling.

"I am NOT wearing that!" she said, pointing at this tiny little red dress.

"You have too!!!" I yelled.

"Look at me Jen....Not quite petite......I'm going to look like a fucking sausage stuffed in a too small casing...and red....no.. I refuse. I will just not eat...I'll go to the hotel now."

"You are curvy, and beautiful... flaunt it... please.. I'm in enough trouble with nick, please don't make this worse for me," I begged.

"Jen that dress is like 3 sizes too small. I will just go...no one except you will miss me anyway.

"Laurie!!! It will fit! Dammit!" I said. I yanked her clothes from her body and thrusted the dress at her. "Get dressed..." I demanded, before leaving the room.

"Stubborn.. never in my life," I was sputtering as I walked down the hall. Finally, she emerged from the bedroom looking stunning, well at least I thought so, it was clear she was uncomfortable. She was a simple jeans and t-shirt girl......fancy stuff kind of made her uncomfortable.

"Laurie... you look sexy as hell... look at yourself.." I said, showing her in a mirror.

"And damn girl look at these!" I laughed, playfully grabbing her boobs. She swatted my hands away.

'hey! Those are mine!" she laughed.

"Laurie, you're beautiful.... and no offense.. but if Nick picked that out.. it's because he's fond of you... he's apparently not taking your mouth to offense..." I said.

"Ask me if I care?" she hissed in my ear.

"and this dress is so damn uncomfortable.... what are you people, royalty that you have to dress for dinner???" she asked.

"I don't know.... I hate it too...." I chuckled. I led her downstairs, and the entire room noticed Laurie.

"Wow.... you look.. beautiful.. I knew that dress would fit your perfectly," Nick said, pulling out her chair, to his left, Nick always at the head of the table.  I was silently praying dear god please keep a hand over her mouth tonight please. I shot her a look trying to tell her that!!

"Thank you Nicholas.....' she said, politely, sitting down at the table.  I let out a sigh of relief as I felt Joe pat my knee. I sighed a bit and dinner seemed to go just fine, talking, laughing, Laurie being polite. Then Nicholas opened his mouth.

"So why are you so bitter, Laurie..." he asked.

"Why who says I'm bitter Nicholas?" she asked kind of sweetly, but with an edge.

"You’re just so mouthy and you have such an attitude.... I assumed there was some sort of abuse... or bad relationship.. someone hurt you...." he said.

 "With all due respect...I would rather not discuss my relationships in the open Mr. Jonas." I let out a breath. she did say it rather politely and he was wrong calling her out in front of everyone. If I didn’t know any better I would think he was actually trying to get her to be disrespectful and if I knew her she wasn’t going to give him the damn satisfaction.... this ought to be interesting. I gripped Joey’s hand. it was like a train wreck...you just couldn’t look away!!

"Hmmm, well, we're all family here. I think it's time we got to know you better... and your attitude is one for the record books... disrespectful. mouthy... disobedient." he continued.

"Because I declined to answer a question?" she asked.

“Well, as I'm sure Jennifer has told you. in this house, you speak when your spoken too...." he said, narrowing his eyes, but a smirk playing on his lips. He was he was pushing her buttons.

"Like I said Mr. Jonas, with all due respect...I feel I have the right to choose what aspects of my life I care to discuss with people." she looked him directly in the eye. Oh God!

"If everyone will excuse us," Nick said. He stood from the table and gestured for Laurie to follow him. Oh god... here it comes....

 

 

 

 

 

End Notes:

~~~~Author's Notes~~~~

 

Thanks for reading! please let me know your thoughts.

Chapter 4 by Halsey Rae

LAURIE


Was he kidding? Prick...... I stood from the table and followed him out into his office.


"Have a seat, Laurie......" he said, softly.


"Yes," I answered.


"Your attitude intrigues me...." he said.


"Intrigues you or annoys you?" I asked.


"Intrigues me... you're not phased by my power... or my influence...." he said.


"You mean I'm not afraid of you? My being afraid of men days are behind me." I hissed.


"Wonderful....... I'd like to take you to dinner.. just the two of us....." he said, smiling, unbuttoning his shirt cuffs.


"I don't think so...thank you though," I said politely getting up.


"Laurie.... I'm not asking you.... I'm telling you..." he smirked.


"I thought I said I make my own choices." Maybe I was stupid...I knew he had the power to hurt me...kill me...but I didn't care. I have given up my choices and independence for men before only to end up with a broken heart, and it changed me...hardened me..I will not be used again.


"Alright... I can take a hint......." he said, gesturing for me to leave. I left his office walking passed the dinner table...removing my cell phone to call a taxi to take me to the hotel. I was in the guest room getting my stuff together when Jen came in seething.


"Jen...this is your world not MINE!!! I will not let a god damn man dictate to me what I can and cannot do. You may enjoy that,...but not me. He is one self-centered egotistical son of a bitch!!! I will be at the hotel if you care to see me while I'm here.!!" I spat back at her grabbing my bags to wait outside for the taxi.

 

JOE


I saw Laurie waiting outside and Jen just looked depressed, saddened. She was crying... but even with tears rolling down her cheeks she looked stunning.


"Jen...what's the matter my beautiful girl? what happened?" I asked.


"Laurie.. she's leaving..... Nick asked her out.... she told him no.. I'm scared... what if he..." she whimpered, before burying her face in my shirt, crying.


"Look....you warned her, but I really don't think even as ruthless as Nicholas is, he would have someone killed because they turned him down for dinner." At least I hoped not...sometimes he could be a real hothead.


"JOSEPH!!! MY OFFICE!!!!!!"Nicholas bellowed through the house. I quickly gave Jen a kiss and hurried to Nick's office.


"Yes Nicholas," I asked.


"Sit...." he growled. I sat down and he looked at me, placing his ankle on his knee, leaning back in his chair, and touching his fingertips together. "I have a business proposition for you.." he said.


"OK," I said. this sounds ominous, I thought to myself. "I'm listening."


"I want to go dinner with Laurie.. she's being stubborn..... I want you to convince her....." he said.


"Nick...why do you even bother? shes a handful." I whined. He just licked his lips and said.


"Yes I know." Ewwww dude...I thought


"Here's the deal Joseph.. I have another mission for Jennifer.. you get this date and I'll excuse her from it...." he said.


"That is not fair Nicholas," I said. I was getting mad.


"Life's not fair my dear brother, life is not fair," he said smugly. sometimes I hated him.


"What's the mission?" I asked.


"I need her to go back to Tony.. infiltrate.. undercover... tell him she's turned her back on us..... that we refuse to protect her..." he said.


"No!!! with all due respect Nicholas I really do not like you using my wife for undercover work. Wives were never supposed to be a part of this."


"Then I suggest you get to work..." he said. I let out a large sigh as I walked slowly back to our bedroom.


"Joey what's wrong?" Jen asked.


"Nick is bound and determined to get Laurie...... he's blackmailing me," I said, gripping her tightly to my chest.


"Blackmailing you? How???" she asked frantically.


"Either get him the date or sending you into undercover...." I said, stroking her hair.


"I'll go Joey...I'll do it for the family," she said.


"No way in hell!!!! I will get that bitch to somehow go out with him if it kills me." I spat.


"Joey.. I'm a strong woman... please..... let me do this... to prove to you how strong I am.." she said.


"NOI forbid it Jennifer," I said getting dressed.


"Forbid it...... Alright. I'm sorry....." she said, softly, trying to rub my back.


"I am going over to see your cousin right now and lay it on the line...Why is she like this anyway???" I asked. I wanted some background first.


"I don't know.... She's been hurt... a lot.... she has no trust Joey...." she said, softly.


"Abused? raped? anything I can use as an excuse for her attitude toward nick?" I asked. I was grasping now, but I was hell-bent on Jen not putting her life in danger. This was MY job.


"Abused.... controlled.. beaten......" she said, softly, trying to stroke my hair.


"Calm down, baby, please.. you're frightening me.. and go in there with anger and roughness isn't going to help..." she added, softly.


"I am just going to explain to Nicholas that this is why what she's like....although I think I'll just use the honest approach with her. Tell her your life is in danger if she doesn't." I said.


"Than she will definitely do it...I know that...but that date...Joseph it will be a complete disaster. one of them will end up dead and I'm not 100 percent sure it will be my cousin!!!"


"Anything to keep YOU! safe...." I said, kissing her lips.


"Let me come with you to talk to her," she asked.


"Jennifer..... I can't...." he started, then stopped and sighed, "I guess......."


"Maybe I can get through to her...." she suggested.


"Alright alright... You are such a pistol..." I whispered, smiling, kissing her lips. We headed on over to the hotel to try and convince this hard head..to go along with this plan. Jen knocked don her door and Laurie answered, rolling her eyes.


"Laurie.. listen to me. I need your help..." Jen said, softly. She motioned for us to come into the room.


"What is the problem?" she asked.


"I need you to go out with Nick," I said, holding Jen to my chest.


"What??? No!! No way am I going out with that arrogant bastard." she spat with contempt in her voice.


'Please... Laurie if you don't... Nick is sending me undercover... this is life or death here..' Jen begged.


"Why?? Why would he do that???" she spat....."That's just blackmail!!!"


"I know... but Nick does everything he can to get his way.. one dinner... please...." Jen begged.


"Do I have to be nice??" she asked sarcastically.


"Well, that wasn't in our agreement... so I guess not...." I said.


"Jen....you are my only family since grandma died...I always looked out for you......I guess I still am....I'll do it...FOR YOU!" she emphasized looking at Jen.


"Okay.. thank you!!!" Jen said, hugging her tightly.


"Tomorrow night.. 8 PM I'll send him over.. thank you for this... Jen means everything to me..." I said, nodding.


"me too," she said giving me a look that I couldn't quite decipher.


"Could you at least find out when and where so I know how to dress?" she threw in.


"I'll get the details..." Jen said, softly.


"Thanks." when we left she slammed the door behind us and I heard a muffled frustrated yell on the other side of the door followed by a 'That fucking arrogant asshole!!' what I wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall on that date!!!

Chapter 5 by Halsey Rae

 

JEN

When we arrived back home, I went to Nicholas' office. I knocked three times and waited.

"Enter." he said. I went in.

"Sit." Nick gestured.

"Any updates for me Jennifer??"  he asked.

"Laurie wants to know where so she can dress appropriately..." I said.

"So she's agreed....I knew she would." he said smugly more to himself than me.

"So where...." I said.

"Colliani's I’ll pick her up at eight.. I'll send her a dress..." he said, before shooing me out.

 "Ummm why don’t you let me take her shopping for one instead." I suggested knowing she would HATE the idea of him telling her what to wear.

"Fine.. but no expense.. anything she wants.... Now get out... and your mission is canceled..." he said.

"There never was one was there?" I asked.

“oh there was...." he said.

"I'll be sending Danielle instead...hopefully she won't fuck it up...ashamed to see my eldest brother widowed." The way he said that so coldly just sent a chill up my spine.  I just nodded fearfully and rushed from the room in to Joe.

"Joey.. you have to let me go... he's sending Danielle.. she's so meek.. she can't handle this.. I can.. please.. please don't let him send her.... she'll be killed..." I whimpered, latching onto him.

"NO!!! That is Kevin’s problem....I just got you out of this.....No fucking way!!!!!" he hissed.

"Joseph...... she's my friend....." I cried.

"AND YOU ARE MY WIFE DAMMIT!!!!!! I SAID NO!!!!" he yelled.  I flinched and I just backed off and nodded, wiping away my tears. I went over to the dresser to get something to wear to bed.

"I'm sorry Jen....I will not put you in harms way if I cant help it. I love you." he said holding me from behind.

"I know... I just.. I'm so sick of people seeing us Molls as weak........ especially you..." I whispered.

"Is that what you think Jen? I have NEVER seen you as weak. You are one of the strongest people I know. Just to live this lifestyle takes alot. But I love you and I will do anything to keep you safe....alive." he said kissing my neck, down to my throat.

"Joseph," I panted, softly, my hand reaching behind me running my fingers into his hair.  He crashed his lips on mine.

Pulling away briefly to say "I don’t know what I would do if I ever lost you." he put his lips on mine again, slipping his tongue in my mouth. I pressed closer to him wrapping my legs around his waist. His hands went to my thighs, holding me up before pressing my back against my dresser. I let out a moan at the force and he bit softly at my neck, before bringing me over to the bed. He threw me down and ripped his shirt off his body in a hulk type removal. I moaned softly, and bit my lower lip, watching him undress. I flun g my shirt to the floor and was trying to get an naked as I could as fast as I could. Watching him so anxious had me wanting this so fucking bad I could barely breathe. In less than a minute we were both naked. He lay on top of my gently massaging my breasts and sucking on my nipple. I grabbed his hair and pushed him closer to me...

"OOH god joey...."

"Mmm baby, I wish you understood how much I love you.. how I could never live without you here by my side..." he whispered, moving his lips slowly downward.

"mmmmm" was all I said. It was hard for me to concentrate on his words when his lips were all over me...kissing my abdomen....my hips...thighs...I was in heaven. His tongue was incredible, flicking over my folds, before pressing it into me, swirling it around and then smiling up at me.

When he looked up at me it was his eyes that always got me......When he stuck his tongue back in he licked my clit flicking it back and forth like a pro....I felt myself about to come when he abruptly stopped.

"Joe.. what... why? oh god.. please.." I begged, whining and trying to push his head back down.  He came back up and teased my pussy with the tip of his now extremely hard cock.

"Oh shit... Joe.. please... please please... I've been such a good girl.. obeying.. please......" I whimpered, my back arching and I was already fisting the sheets.

"Yeah...you have my good girl....you want me? huh? tell me how bad....." he moaned.

"I want you so much.. so much I'll  pass out with out you.. please. Joe.. take your wife..... take me..." I begged. Without warning Joe just slammed into me making me yell out his name. His muscles were flexing. God this man was so fucking sexy....I could come in seconds... I thrusted with him, screaming.. feeling myself tighten as I clawed at his back.

'Fuck.. you tease im about to fucking blow," I moaned, grabbing his ass in my hands. He bit my neck lightly as he pumped in and out of me harder and faster and deeper....I felt him tighten and throb inside of me... Everything was so explosive... my screaming his moans and within a few minutes we exploded together, me screaming yes and Joseph over and over again, him grunting and growling, as my nails dug into his biceps.

"Oh baby you are so fucking good....." he growled as he took me in his arms before pulling out of me.

"Mmm, I’m only good because you made me this way......" I whispered, kissing his lips. It was true... I had never been with anyone.... till I met Joe.. we fell in love so fast.... we were married a month after we met and he's the ONLY man I've EVER been with... Here we are a year and a half later and still so in love I can't stand it..... He held me tight in his arms and kissed my head.

"I would do anything to keep you safe...you know that right?" he asked.

"I do....." I whispered, kissing his chest, before looking back up into his eyes and kissing his lips.

"Man girl....I would give anything to hear what goes on on that date tomorrow night!!!" he chuckled. I playfully hit his chest.....

"Trust me Joey....it's not gonna be pretty." I said. I kissed him again before snuggling in his arms and going to sleep.

 

  

LAURIE

The next day I was angry and pissed off.... walking down the market place streets. I had a few hours before I had to go get ready for my date.. I frankly just need fresh air. I went to reach for a fresh apple from a market cart, only to be met with another hand. I pulled back and blushed. "Sorry miss.... didn't mean to get your fingers.." a think Italian voice said. I looked up to be met with one of the most beautiful men I've ever seen in my life.......

Anthony

"That is umm...quite alright." I said...fishing for more words to say...I looked up and met his gorgeous eyes.

"Name's Anthony..." he said, smiling, offering his hand.

"Laurie...it's very nice to meet you." I said with my sweetest smile.

"Well, Laurie.. I happen to know the BEST place in town for pizza.. you hungry?" he asked, smiling the most beautiful smile. I looked at my watch...I had time....

"Sure...I would really really like that." I said.

"I see you looking at your watch, is there somewhere you have to be?"

"Not for a few hours."

"Splendid...shall we?" he asked.

"We shall.." I smiled, happily taking his arm and following him down to this little tiny pizzeria... very mom and pop's.. seemed to be family owned.

"They have the best thin crust here... crust so good you could eat it by itself," he promoted.

"Smells delicious..." I said. Not being able to pry my eyes from his.

"It should..... my family owns this place," he smiled. He put his hand up.

"Mamma! due cani! pepperoni" he called out.

"Wow...impressive.." I said. His mom came over and hugged him and pinched my cheeks. she brought us a bottle of wine, which he proceeded to pour for us.

"Salute' he said clinking our glasses.

"mmm this is good." I said.

"Our family makes it back in the old country." he said with a gleam in his eye.

"I would love to see Italy someday... it's always been a dream of mine...." I said, softly.

He smiled, brushing my dark hair behind my ear, "Tu sei splendida ..... I capelli come seta, occhi come stelle ...." I had no idea what he said, but I sighed. God that's sexy as hell.

 "Mmmhmm...." I moaned like I understood. when he said in his sexy accent.

"You have no idea what I just said do you...mi bella?"

"no." I whispered.

"Well, good.... I like having secrets," he chuckled.

 "Tell me....." I giggled...

"No...you tell me bella...when can I see you again?" I gave him my phone number. The pizza came and it was as delicious as he said it was.

"You have a little bit of sauce right there......" he said, running his thumb along the corner of the bottom of my lip, brought it to his mouth and sucked. while looking directly in my eyes. Oh my god...take me now!!!

"You alright bella?" he said, softly, chuckling to himself.

"Oh.... umm uh huh...." I said, just swooning over him. I looked at my watch again and as much as I did not want to leave...I had to.

"You are busy tonight....do you think I could take you to dinner, tomorrow night?"

"Yes yes definitely...I would like that..umm..Anthony," He walked me out, hailed me a cab and paid for it in advance. he kissed my hand and than a quick kiss on my lips.

"I'll see you tomorrow Bella."

"Thank you." I said. I was floating on cloud 9 back at the hotel, the only thing that could ruin this mood was my impending so called date with the arrogant asshole!!!  After getting back Jen was pacing outside my room. "Where have you been?! We were supposed to buy a dress!!!! I ended up choosing for you.. come on..." she said. She apparently didn't want an actual answer to where I've been......

"Uh huh...." I moaned. I got in the shower singing....when I came out Jen looked at me like I had 3 heads.

"What is with you??" she asked.

"Nothing.. why are you asking...." I said, confused.

"You.. floating on cloud nine.. are you looking forward to this date?" she asked.

"I met this incredible man today........Oh my God!!!! he was the most gorgeous, sexy, romantic......Oh God Jen...I have a dinner date with him tomorrow night." I was babbling.

"Dinner date!!! Oh my gosh... that's great... but what if you end up falling for my arrogant brother in law?!" she chuckled.

"Jennifer you know as well as I do that THAT will never happen!!!!"

"I dunno Nicholas is pretty darn charming.." she chuckled.

"And arrogant.....dangerous...controlling...shall I continue??????" I asked.

"Yes he may be, but only to those who is harming his family.. he may seem like a hard ass... but he's a good man.." she said.

"Whatever....lets just get this over with." I said.. turning around to face Jen. "Well??"

"You are so beautiful.." she cooed.

"Well...I wouldn’t go that far...I wonder if I can get this cleaned in the morning and wear it again tomorrow night? hmmm." I thought out loud. Jen just rolled her eyes.

"How much time do I have left??" I asked. Then there was a knock on the door.

"None.." Jen giggled. I took a deep breath and let it out slowly, before I opened the door. I had to admit...well...to myself only...that Nick did look really nice in his tux.

"Hello.. sorry we had to end up going out like this.... I can be a stubborn man...." he said, offering me his arm.

"Apparently." I said, reluctantly taking his arm as he helped me into the limo.

"You look beautiful by the way."

"Thank you." I said,.

"You're welcome..." he said, opening the door for me. I climbed in and he was right behind me.

"I am aware of why you took this date... I'm sure Jen spoke to you of our agreement..." he said.

"Yes I am well aware. " I said.

"What is the point?" I asked point blank, "I'm not going to agree again, are you going to keep blackmailing her??"

"No... just a chance to show you a different side of me.. from there it shall be your decision...." he said, somewhat annoyed.

"Fair enough." I said. We finally got to the restaurant and he guided me in keeping his fingertips attached to the small of my back. Th maitre'd bringing us straight to "Nick's " table. he ordered us some wine.

 "So how are you enjoying New York?" he asked, politely.

"I love New York. I actually used to live here. It's nice to be back." I said.

"Oh, we've been here most of our lives... except for Kevin.. he was born here... but raised till he was 2 in Italy...... He speaks some Italian...." he said.

"Really?" I said taking a sip of wine, "I have always wanted to see Italy...its a dream of mine."

"It's a beautiful country... bellissima..... mui bella like you..." he said.

"Thank you." I said. I could feel myself blushing, not knowing if it was the company...the compliments or the wine.

"Am I allowed to ask you questions??" OK I was a born smart ass.

"Sure.... ask away.." he said, propping his ankle on his knee and leaning back, awaiting my questions.

"Don't you ever get tired of...well....doing what you do??" I asked.

"Some days.. but I am not in a place where I can get away from it..." he said, sipping his wine.

"Aren’t your brothers older than you? why you?" I asked.

"I asked my father that same question on his death bed... Kevin was already married when Father passed... making him ineligible in our family.. they want a strong single man to be in charge.. if he chooses to marry after then that is his choice.. Joe was next in line.. he refused it... so therefore it fell onto me...." he said.

"What if you had refused?" I asked.

"I didn't have that choice... it's like in euchre.... you stick the dealer.. I was last in line.... I was the only one left..." he said. He said that in a way that kind of made me feel sad for him.

"I'm sorry." I said, picking at my salad. "How come you never married?" I wanted to add oh because you're obnoxious that right...but somehow I didn't think that would go over well.

"I've been told I was too clingy... When I love. I love hard...." he said.

"Hmm." I said.

"What? how are you when you love?"

"Simple. I don't." I said abruptly.

"Why not?" he asked, politely.

"Long stories.....you asked the other night what made me so bitter remember?"

"Yes.. I apologize for that...... You were correct, it was none of our business.." he said, apologetically.

"Well thanks for that. Relationships...that’s the answer. I really believe I was meant to be alone...and oddly..I'm OK with that." I said with a smile trying to be convincing.

"Well, no one... and I mean no one.... especially someone as beautiful as you should be alone..." he said.

 "Thank you...." I said.

"But I'm warning you right now...I am bad news...I don't know how to have a healthy relationship. I attract all loser, abusive scum bags...so I've given up looking." I said looking down at my meal.

"Well according to you I'm a loser scum bag..... and you don't even know me at all..." he chuckled.

"I rest my case.....I know the type. that’s all I need to know." I said.

"Ya know its sad that you are so young and so beautiful but so cynical." he said with a look I couldn't decipher.

"Cynical?" I spat.

"Sorry, stubborn... abrasive.... shall I continue?" he smirked.

 "Go right ahead...I am all those things...believe me there are reasons." I said.

"So talk to me.. tell me why," he said, gently. The waitress dropped doff fresh bread and homemade butter and he thanked her in Italian, before turning and waiting patiently for my answer.

"You really want a rundown on my relationship history Nick? Lets just suffice it to say I'm not your type....not anymore."

"And what do you think my type is?" he asked.

 "Quiet....controllable...compliant.....agreeable...submissive....shall I continue?"

“sure, since you're all wrong.... but go ahead.. continue..." he chuckled.

"Oh am I? I've seen the way Joe has Jen under his thumb...telling her what to do all the time..I've been that person and I cannot and will not do it again." I said strongly.

"Jen does as she wishes... she complies because of her love for Joe...... not because he forces her.... It is that there you do not understand......" he said.

"What don’t I understand Nick? tell me...that you say jump and your woman is supposed to ask how high?"

"No....that Jen does everything as she wishes, but is compliant and respectful to her husband because of her love for him..... That sometimes when you love someone you have to trust them enough that when they tell you to be quiet in certain situations or how to behave it's only to protect you and your life... this family is still a family, no matter what our business is... but our business is still dangerous and there are rules put in place to protect our families....... And you were right... this dinner was a mistake....." he said, pulling money out and standing up to leave.

"You are an ass." I said under my breath, as I threw down my napkin and hailed a taxi, back to the hotel.

 

 

Chapter 6 by Halsey Rae

 

JEN

The 4 of us, me, Joe, Kevin and Dani were sitting around in the family room watching a movie and just hanging out, when Nick came in rather early mumbling.

"That woman is incorrigible, bitchy...rude..........." I leaned over and whispered to Joe.

"I take it that it didn’t go well."

"No, it didn't......" Nick shouted, before his office door slammed. The four of us knew not to be around when Nick was pissed. we all got up to go upstairs. I got a text.

"Brother in law is still an asshole!!!!"

"Sorry...: “I sent back. I didn't know what else to say. we weren’t fast enough dammit! I was in the kitchen getting me and Joe a snack, when Nick came in.

"I really do not know how you two are related. You are so sweet, and gentle and kind and she is just GGGAAAAHHHHH!!!" he yelled.

"She's stubborn......" I whispered, softly.

"Stubborn???? there are a lot more adjectives I could use besides stubborn." he said.

"Nick...I hope I do not come across as disrespectful...but there are reasons." I said softly.

"That’s what she said."

"Did she explain?"

"No." he answered.

"She's had many abusive boyfriends... one that raped her in her own relationship... another who seemed perfect, got to her wedding day and he ran off with the maid of honor.. NOT ME! Besides... she met someone yesterday.. I don't think it would have mattered if you were perfect.. she's already smitten..." I said.

"I see." he said. grabbing a water and heading back to his office. "Nick...I... I’m sorry I brought her here at all."

"it's alright... interested in me or not.. she is still family...... She just reminded me of my Lorelei...." he said, softly.

"I'm sorry." I whispered. Everyone knew not to ever bring up that name. I headed off to the bedroom with me and Joe’s snacks.

 "Joey.. you never did tell me about her... just that we weren't allowed to say her name... can you tell me?" I whispered, once we got settled on the bed.

"You know I can't... Nick would have my head..." he said, softly.

"Well he just told me that Laurie reminded him of her. The date was disastrous. I knew it would be. Then when I said I was sorry I brought her here at all, he said she just reminded him ...of her." I explained as to why I even brought it up in the first place.

"I know.... I know.." he sighed, then pulled me in close and whispered, "Lorelei was his Moll... when he first became Don..... he was very much in love.. protected her at all costs... Mario D'Magio took her hostage in the middle of a bank robbery, not knowing she belonged to Nick... he kept his Moll very much protected... Nick was unarmed.. and watched as Mario executed her...... no remorse, nothing...... she died in Nick's arms, bleeding.... whispering she loved him.. He was going to propose to her that evening...... They were together almost a year..."

"Oh my God Joe...that’s horrible...why does Laur remind him of her??"

"I don’t know." Joe shrugged, feeding me some of his ice cream.

"Well does she look like her?" I asked.

"Jennifer.. enough please.. I've already said too much... now quiet...." he whispered.

"Well she met a guy anyway, that she likes so I wouldn’t worry about anything too much." I said. Joe took the bowl out of my hands and kissed me....

"Ohhh your lips are sweet....." he cooed.

"Joey....Haven't you had enough of me today?" I giggled. Shower.... morning sex..... then an afternoon delight.. he was on fire today and here he was asking for round four....

"Enough of you babe?? There is no such thing..." he whispered into my lips, pulling down my thong.  I smiled against his lips and ran my fingers into his hair.

"joey....." I whispered.

'shhh, no talking..." he whispered back, sliding in two fingers. soon working in a third bending and twisting in just the right way. He popped a nipple in my mouth as he finger fucked me. I couldn’t help but moan.

"Oh joey... god.. you're such a god...... Mmm, baby, come up here...... rock this headboard like you mean it,' I growled. He chuckled with a husky sexy tone, took hold of the headboard and slammed his hardness in me. In and out hard and deep with a rhythmic motion. I was bringing my hips up to meet his thrusts.

'Mmm, yes shit...." I screamed. I was moaning loudly and scratching his back. Fuck I could never get enough or close enough to this man.

"Imma have you screaming my name Jeny..." he grunted as he picked up the pace and depth. I felt the burning coming from my loins.

I was thrusting up and crying out incoherent mumbo jumbo, before Orgasm ripped through me, "JOSEEEEEPPPHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

"Yes, baby yes baby,.... oh fuck!!!!!!!!" he yelled as he buried his face in my neck. I could feel him pulsating as the warm liquid just filled me up...

"Mmmm, joey...." I panted as he collapsed down on top of me.

"God, you're beautiful....." he whispered.

I giggled, "Like our children will be if you don't start wearing condoms...."

"Would that be so bad? to have little Joey's running around???" he asked.

"With this lifestyle.. you really wanna raise children when you're a hit man Joe?" I whispered.

 "Darlin....you knew what I was when you married me...it’s not like I have many more career choices here....I'm probably going to be a hit man for the rest of my life...so you need to decide if you want kids or not. I do, but if you choose no... well I understand why, and I will abide by it."  he said.

"Joe.... Of course, I want children.. I just worry for their lives... the moment you start pro creating is the moment someone would come after them......" I said, quietly.

"I realize that babe...that’s why we have protection...guards...It's a choice you seriously are going to have to think about Jen." I nodded and let him move off of me.. my dream.. my want to me a wife and a mother...... may all come crashing down... I feel in love with Joe so fast, his lifestyle didn't even give me a second thought.. I didn't care.... but now.... It just sucked at this point.. I wasn't sure at all if I want children..... I had a lot of thinking to do....

 

LAURIE

Dinner... with a gorgeous man... I was beyond excited........ I put on that same beautiful black dress from the night before, but I made more of an effort to look smoking hot...... I was meeting Anthony down in the lobby.  I stepped off the elevator and spotted him in his suit immediately.

"Ah, Mi bella!!!" he exclaimed, handing me a red rose.

"Thank you."

"You are very welcome, my dear." he said offering me his arm as we climbed into his Mercedes.

"I thought we could uh.. Baila... um.. dance... dinner...." he said, holding my hand as he drove.

"That sounds wonderful." I answered, loving the feel of his hand on mine. The restaurant was beautiful...on the water...very romantic.

"Wine mi bella?" he asked, snapping his fingers to have a waiter come over. I nodded softly.

"Red wine... before 1950..." he told him. The waiter disappeared, and Anthony stood and offered me his hand.

"Dance with me, please?" he asked. God that Italian accent was hot....... so sexy I about wanted to jump him right there. We danced slowly. His arms felt so nice around me. I could tell his chest was muscular just from being up against it. I really was not a good dancer, but he led well. When the dance was over we went back to our seats to start our meal.

"So how long have you lived in NY?" I asked him.

"I lived in Italy will I was 18...... been here almost 10 years.." he said.

 "I'm thinking of moving back here myself." I said. sipping the wine.

"I think it would be wonderful... My mother only seen you for 5 seconds and she adores you....." he said, smiling. God that smile.....

I laughed...."That will change if she gets to know me!" I joked.

"I just have to find a job." I said, "I do have an interview at one of the banks tomorrow.

"A bank... interesting..' he said, studying me softly.

"Well I have experience in banking and finance. I want to come back to the city, so I set up some job interviews this week. What is it that you do Anthony?"

"I'm in family business..." he said.

"What kind of business? Oh, the wine business you told me about?" I asked.

"Yes.... exactly," he said, softly, his eyes just smiling at me. God those baby blues.

"That must be very interesting. Tell me more about yourself please." I think I just wanted to hear him talk more.

"I'm a fond collector of many things...... wines..... watches... shoes... and I used to collect women... I had several as a kid arriving in NYC. The Italian attracted many beautiful women..." he said.

"I can definitely understand that!" I agreed.

"You can?" he smiled, his eyes smoldering as the waitress took our dinner plates.

"Oh yes...it so romantic...very sexy." I said.

"Check!" he called out. He just smiled at me, his fingers playing with my hair. Oh god.....

"You come back to my place yes?" he asked.

"Oh yes." I said without even thinking. After dinner he led me out to his Mercedes and drove us back to his place. When we entered his apartment, I was kind of in awe at how different it was... his bed up a flight of stairs... and only his bed....

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"Your place. It’s so different...so beautiful." I said.

"Thank you...." he said, tossing his coat aside, his keys on the counter, before taking my hand and leading me toward the stairs.

"You and I go...... up there?" he questioned. God that accent....

"Yes." I whispered. We were standing. He took me in his arms and cupped my face with his hands...when he brought his lips to mine I felt like my lips were on fire. I had to have more. He kissed me gently, softly, before leading me up those stairs to lay me down on that bed, climbing over me. His hands were soft, gentle.... all over me. His lips following suit. That rumor about Italians knowing what to do with their mouth and hands... all true. He was so quick, so gentle I hadn't even realized he was stripping me till his lips found my nipples, devouring it.

 "Oh yesss...." I moaned.

"Beautiful..." he groaned sucking my other nipple while gently running his fingers over my folds. I could feel his excitement rubbing against me. I pulled his shirt over his head and smirked. Chest hair... he was a man through and through... and usually not sexy, but on this man... gorgeous...He fought with his belt and tossed that and his pants aside.

"Wait... wait...." he said, pulling away, then reaching under his mattress for a tiny square package.

“We need this....." he chuckled, applying it.

"Yes, we do.." I said softly. He lined himself up with my entrance and pushed in slowly and hard. God it felt so fucking good.

“OOOhhh yess Anthony so good...." I moaned. He was sputtering Italian.. and lots of it, as he thrusted in and out of me. It was electric.... pulsating. he had fluid movements, lips and tongue all over my chest and neck, moaning in Italian even more as he progressed... slow and soft, almost 15 minutes of mind-blowing pleasure... pausing every time my orgasm lingered on the edge. He was teasing me like mad and I was losing it.

"Please harder!" I yelled.. He thrusted harder. One of my hands clinging to his bicep, the other in his hair as he rode me harder, faster and deeper.

"Oh bella, we finish together yes?" he breathed, picking up more speed.

 "Oh yesss..." I moaned as I felt myself pulsate and latch on to him. his eyes rolling in the back of his head, grunting.  I felt him twitch as he released into the condom, placing kisses up and down my neck.

"Mi Bella... mui Bellissima........ Cosi Bueno ..." he panted. I just giggled as we kissed and held each other..

"You stay for night. no?" he whispered.

"I would love to."

"Good... I want to do that again..." he chuckled, kissing my lips.

"You were just amazing Anthony...."

"I do my best...." he responded.

 

 

Chapter 7 by Halsey Rae

 

NICK

Laurie had moved to NYC and started working at this bank.... I was worried about her.. The D'Magio's were planning a bank heist. My brothers and I each had a bank to troll.... I had Laurie's Joe had the one nearest to them, and Kevin the farthest out of town. I don't know why I chose this one.. it was all too familiar.. I didn't trust them...... So I went into Laurie's bank to see Jen talking to her , and the bank mostly empty, just a couple people. I went over to Jen.

"You shouldn't be here...." I whispered to her.

"What’s going on I'm just waiting for Laurie to go to lunch...Nick." Jen explained.

"D'magio's are planning a heist today... I can't have you girls-" I started, but was cut off with gunfire.

"EVERYBODY DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" a voice shouted, Jen and I cowered down in front of the teller, and I heard Laurie screaming.

"SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Open it! Give me everything you have!" the voice said. Mario... I'd recognize it anywhere. I felt someone grab me and toss me aside with Jen.

"Well well... we got Jonas'........ this just got interesting......." that man said.

"Oh my god... Anthony..." Laurie said.

'Mi Bella.... oh sweetheart, no worries.. you are no in danger...... you're information has been very helpful..." he said.

 I whispered to Jen. “She’s a fucking spy????"

"Nick I don’t think she knew." she whispered back.

"You two shut the fuck up!!!" Mario bellowed.

"Please Anthony...she's my cousin please don’t hurt her...." I heard Laurie beg.

"COUSIN?!?!?!? You are related to a Jonas! You never told me this bella....." Anthony said.

"I didn’t even know you were oh my god!!!!" I think Laurie just put two and two together....this was not going to end well.

"you're tony... the one who almost raped her.. oh my god! I slept with you! I fell in love with you Anthony..." she sobbed.

"Your bitch is whiney Tony! Shut her up!" Mario said. Tony backhanded her across the face. I went to make a move and Jen held me down reminding me that it could be bad for everyone if I didn’t calm down. Laurie was silent loading the bags, doing as she was told.

"You can consider us officially over," she spat, throwing the bag at him. Mario seemed to stop dead in his tracks, before grabbing Laurie by the hair and dragging her around to kneel in front of us. He placed the gun to the back of her head and smirked at me.

"You care for her... don't you Jonas?" he asked. I nodded, tears in my eyes.

"It seems you and I have been here before... have we not?" he smirked.

"What do you want me to do?" I asked.

"nothing... just watch as I take another love from your life... Countdown for me Jonas....." he spat. Mario counted instead. 3...2...1....a shot rang out............ Mario fell to his knees, and Laurie passed out from the shock, and standing behind Mario was Jen a gun pointed, her hands shaking, before the gun fell to her feet. I  picked Laurie up bridal style and kept Jen close to my side as we got in the car. I laid Laurie down between us.

"Jennifer are you OK?" I asked. looking her in the eye. She just nodded, her face blank. I heard sirens. I sped out of there, getting back to the house before they even had a chance to get close enough. I took Laurie upstairs and Jen... she didn't move... She was frozen in the passenger's seat.

I came back down and picked her up out of the car as well.

"KEVIN!!!!" I yelled. "Where is Joseph???"

"On his way back.." Kevin said, rushing over to help us.

"Did you fill him in?" I asked.

"No not yet..." he said.

"Get our doctor on call over her NOW!! I have two women in severe shock." I yelled, as Joe came barreling in the house.

"WHERE IS MY WIFE????" he shouted.

"Joe! Joe! In here!" I called from his room. Jen was still staring blankly. She had taken a life........ something you can never come back from.... I watched the love my brother had for his wife and wondered if I would ever feel that again. He took her in his arms.

"Baby...listen to me...baby its me...its joey....you're OK...you are going to be OK..." He cooed just holding her and rocking her. She still wasn't moving... just staring off into space, blinking, her hands gradually finding his shirt.

"Joe.. she was like a damn ninja..... one second she was beside me and the next behind him... I didn't even see her move...... Did you give her a gun?" I asked.

"No...no....too fucking dangerous...I don’t know where she got it... Shit Nick did you take it from the crime scene?" I just looked at him. did I get where I am from being stupid?

"Do I look that fucking stupid to you Joseph...of course I took the gun."

"Cameras?" he asked.

“Mario and tony shot them out... no one for witnesses, they were all shoved behind the counters..... relax Joseph..... she's covered...." I said.

 "She saved the day. she saved me herself and Laurie. The doctor is on his way to check her out. I'm going to check on Laurie. By the way. Tony got away. Keep her close to home till we get the son of a bitch." I told Joe. He nodded and held Jen tight to his chest. I went into Laurie's room, the one from before, the blue one, and seen her sitting up, ready to get out of bed.

"No no....stay there...I have a doctor on the way." I said. "I don't need a doctor. " I reached out to touch the bruise on her face and she flinched. she looked absolutely terrified of me.

"I'm sorry..... I just.. let him check you out and you can leave...." I said, softly, trying not to cry. her face.. reminded me so much of my Lorelei.... And today was too close for comfort.....

"You're not going to kill me? " she cried.

"Kill you?" I asked.

"I swear I didn’t know. I had no idea who he was!!!!!"

"Oh god... Laurie.... no... you are a victim..... I plan on protecting you from him....." I said.

"Is Jennifer OK? Nick is she OK???"

"She's fine... she's the one who shot Mario...... she's shaken up.. in shock.... I never wanted the women in this family to ever have to take a life..... I feel like I've failed her...." I said.

"No Nick...I don't think so...Jen wouldn’t have tried anything if she didn’t think she could handle it. Its all my fault I'm so sorry." she just put her head in her hands and sobbed.

"No, Laurie.. he used you... he is no mobster when he uses his Moll without her knowledge......." I said, slowly and hesitantly reaching out for her. I was scared to touch her... afraid I was going to freak her out.

"I told you I always fall for the wrong man!" she chuckled through her tears.

"I guess you did say that, didn't you..." I chuckled, softly and very slowly pulling her into a hug.

"Nick I'm sorry for the things I thought about you. I guess I understand now what you were trying to explain to me."

I knew it had to pain her to admit that, so I just said "thank you." very quietly.

"Try and get some rest... I'll you some space.. let the doctor check you out..... I'd prefer you stay here and protected.. but I won't tell you what to do..." I said, softly.

"I think I will....if you don't mind...I'd like to stay close to Jen."

"That is fine, you may stay in this room, if you need anything, let someone know...." I said, standing. I went to leave, before pausing in the door, "I'm glad you're okay...... I was terrified for you today....." Then I left her room going back to my office to cry.

 

LAURIE

 I got up off the bed, I was a little bit dizzy, but I had to check on Jen.

I was stopped by Joe, "NO you are NOT going in there. Don’t you think you and your mouth have caused enough trouble around here?"

"Joe I didn’t know..."

"NOBODY....is that FUCKING STUPID!!!!!!!!!"

"HEY!!!!!" Nick shouted, coming out, hi forearm against Joe’s throat and pinning him against the wall.

"ENOUGH!" Nick bellowed.

 "Nick stop please. I'll just get my stuff and go. I never meant to bring this down... Joe's right, how stupid of me not to know!" I felt like an idiot to be used like that again...this is why I don’t let myself love...I don’t make good choices.

"NO! You stay!" Nick said, pointing to me.

He turned back to Joe, "She is not used to this lifestyle... she met a charming man, and fell for him, not asking too many questions you know better than I do.... the D'Magio's have great covers......"

"I'm sorry." Joe said,

"Nick's right Laur...I'm just really worried about Jen...she's in a state of shock and I cant get her out. The doctor is in there now giving her a sedative." I just shook my head, looked Nick in the eye. wiped the tear from my eye and headed back to my room.

"You're an ass Joe......." Nick said, before I heard his office door shut.

 

 

JEN

"JOSEPH!!!!!!!!!!!!" I screamed. he came running in and enveloped me in his arms.

"Ssshhhh you’re OK...you're OK.......baby.." he cooed.

"I... I.. I shot... oh god.. Oh god..." she hyper ventilated. he ran and found a paper bag and my inhaler.

"Calm down baby....calm down...that’s it. here take this." he said handing me a pill and some water.

"What is it?"

"the doctor left you some tranquilizers...to calm you down."

"Oh god..." she said, taking the pill and trying to breathe.

"Joe.. I killed a man.. oh god...." I whimpered.

"I know baby...but it was self defense...kill or be killed...you saved 3 people. It's going to be OK....." he cooed.

"Joe... how do you do this..... kill... and have no feelings?" I whispered, looking at my husband.

"It takes training baby......and a strong stomach."

"Joe...." I whimpered.

'Hmmmm?" he responded, stroking my hair.

"I.... I want kids.... but you have to swear no one will ever get to them.... that you'll protect them...." I said, softly.

"I swear to you that I will protect you and our children, baby no one is more important." he said.

I just nodded, gripping onto him.

"Joe... you wanna know what scares me the most?" I whispered.

“What sweetheart?" he asked.

"I don't regret killing that man....." I said.

"Its OK love you were protecting your family. Not that that bitch appreciates it...but you saved Nick..and yourself." he said.

"don't.. don't blame Laurie... she fell for Tony’s charms... he slept with her.. made her fall in love.. she was blinded....... please don't blame her...." I said.

"Yeah that’s what Nick said. But You have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to know who the head families in this city are. so even if she didn’t know...I can blame her stupidity.  I wouldn’t let her check on you."

"Joseph..... my god we lived in a tiny ass town in fucking Michigan..... we barely knew who the mayor was, let alone the mob bosses..." I said, pushing him away and going to stand, falling to the floor, getting dizzy... Damn tranqs.

 "Alright...I fucking apologized already...OK? get back in bed."

"You get my cousin," I growled.

"Just go to sleep you can see her later."

"GET HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" I shouted, shoving him away. A couple of minutes later he came back with Laur. There was a bruise on her face, she was pale and shaky from being so shaken up but she was OK. She came right over to the bed and we hugged.

"I'm so sorry Jennifer." I glared at Joe from over her shoulder and he left us alone.

"No, it's alright, you're safe... I get it.... tony is charming.... Handsome.... Italian..... I get it.. my Joey is all those things..." I whispered.

"I just feel so stupid and Joe well he apologized but I think he hates me. As soon as tony is caught I'll go back to Michigan."

 "NO you won't.. you'll stay here.. You're family.... besides... Nick cares about you.. no matter how much you think he's an ass, I've never seen him so frightened as he was today......" I said.

"yeah which reminds me....I have something to take care of." she kissed me on the cheek and left.

 

 

LAURIE

 I felt like an idiot being used like that again. I was angry at myself and at that bastard tony. I knocked on Nick's office door.

"Come in...." he called out.

"Nick...am I interrupting?"

"No... no.. come in..." he said.

"Nick we have to do something. I have an idea."

"Do something about what?" he asked.

"That tony asshole. I go back to him and tell him that I didn’t know that you two were rival families...you think I was a double agent working both families and refuse to protect me. I tell him that I have stuff on you he can use, all the while feeding you the info so you can take the bastard down." Nick was looking at me like I had lost my ever loving fucking mind.

"No....." he stated simply.

"Why not? It could work....please let me do this." I begged.

"NO! Laurie I'm not losing one more woman I care about to those animals!!!!" he said, shaking his head.

"But I trust you to protect me...wait...you...you care about me?"

"I can't protect you if you're there......" he said.

"I just want to do something!!!! I feel so used so stupid...so...so.....aaaargggghhhh!!!!!!"

"Listen to me.. you're not stupid.. Tony.. he's a charmer... I made the mistake of letting... let's just say I refuse to make the same mistake twice...." he said.

"What nick...tell me..please...'

"I won't speak of her... not again.." he said, and I swear I seen him about ready to cry.

"Nick......at the risk of being forward....I was wondering if you would ever consider redoing that dinner date?" did that really come out of my mouth????

"What?" he asked, looking at me like I'd grown a third head.

"Never mind." I said quietly turning to leave.

"Laurie.. wait... I just.. you were right.. you deserve better than this life...... you don't have to choose this... I am stuck with it.. you don't deserve this life...." he said.

 "It's OK Nick...you don't have to explain." I said. softly closing his office door and retreating to my room where I stayed for the next couple of days.

 

 

Chapter 8 by Halsey Rae

 

NICK

Laurie had refused to come out of her room. I didn't know what else to do.. She deserved better than me..... better than this life.. I couldn't ask her to be a part of it.. no matter how much I felt for her... How do you fall in love with someone you barely know? I asked myself that question over and over again.... I camped out in front of her door, worried... protecting her..... I refused to leave her side till I knew she was alright.. outside her door or not..... Jen came over to me and sat on the floor next to me.

"Nick are you OK?" she asked.

"No....." I said.

'Why not?" she

 'because I'm in love with your cousin and there's not a damn thing I can do about it...." I said.

"Why can't you Nick? why?"

"Because she deserves better than what I can give her... this life.... I can't ask her to be a part of it..." I said.

"She will be the first one to tell you it would be her choice!!!" she said. I chuckled at that.

"Do You know that she actually came to me with a plan to get tony???"

"She wanted to go back didn't she?" she asked.d I nodded.

'She's as stubborn as I am..." she chuckled.

"Nick? do you think it could work?" she asked.

"I don't know... I don't care I won't put her in danger... I have other ways..." I said.

"Nick all I can say is that if you have another chance at happiness you should take it...you never know when it'll happen again." Jen said.

"She asked me out." I divulged.

"And what did you say?!" she asked.

"I turned her away..... told her she didn't want this life... that she deserved better..." I said.

"Oh Nick.....Now besides feeling stupid and guilty about the attack, now she feels rejected. she comes off all strong and abrasive but inside shes a pussy cat......but don’t tell her I told you cuz she'll just deny it!!!"

"Jen you know I love you right??" I said hugging her.

"Of course....." she said, hugging me back.

"Laurie!!! Get out here please.. convince Nick to eat something..." she said, banging on Laurie’s door.

 "Stop Jen...please." I asked.

"NO!" she said.

“Laurie! Open this door....." she shouted. Laurie opened it and she stood there, eyes red and puffy, her hair a mess... and she was still stunning to me... She glanced down at me, with my pillow and my blanket on the floor.

"Nick...you cannot continue to sleep on the floor. when was the l;last time you ate?" she asked.

"Umm.. I dunno yesterday.. I think.. I don't remember..." I said.

 "Well I would take you to dinner...but you said no." she said shutting her door again. God this woman was going to be the death of me!!!

"Fine... I'll order Chinese... and I'll sit right back here..." I shouted through the door. And I did, ordered it by text message.

"You are a stubborn ass!!!!!" she yelled through the door.

"NOT ANY WORSE THAN YOU!!!" I shouted back.

"I think they're perfect..' Joe chuckled form down the hall. Jen just laughed and nodded.

"I agree.... com eon let's leave them to their little flirting game.

She opened the door a crack. "I'll make a deal with you.....I'll let you in if you share the food??" she asked.

 I smirked, "Sure.. it'll be here in 20 minutes..."

"Why wont you let me help you?" she asked.

"Are we on this again???" I yelled.

 'YES! You want me to be a fucking Moll and be with you but you won't let me in!!!!!!!!!!!!!" she yelled.

"BECAUSE I HAVE OTHER WAYS! You have to learn to trust me!!! I have other things to try first! before you can risk your damn life for me......" I shouted back.

"Ha!!!! You didn’t deny it when I said you wanted to be with me......" she tricked me.

"You sneaky little minx...." I chuckled. Then the doorbell.

"Hold that thought..." I said, jumping up and going down to get food. I paid the man  then went back upstairs, showing her the brown papers bags.

"You hungry?" I chuckled.

"I'm starving!!!!!" she said. I chuckled. we had started eating out of the containers just passing them and sharing them when she just looked at me and smiled.

"What?" I asked.

"I also tricked you into having dinner with me!!!"

"I'm not gonna argue...." I chuckled.

"I can be a real bitch sometimes." she started.

"Really? cuz I hadn't noticed." I said with a straight face as she threw a piece of chicken at me.

"Nick, really I am trying to apologize about how I treated you when I came here. I saw the stereotype and not the person. I'm so sorry for that."

"It's okay..... I understand...." I said, tossing the chicken back at her.

"ooohhhh now you're asking for it!!" she said as she pointed a spoonful of fried rice ready to fling at me.

"Don't you dare......" I warned.

"What are you gonna do?" she chuckled, letting go of her spoon and I was hit with a spoonful of rice. with that I picked up a hand full of rice and started to chase her around the room with it...until she fell back on the bed. I chuckled and out the rice down before I laid next to her, laying on my side. I leaned over to brush her hair back.

"So am I the horrible monster you imagined?" I asked, softly.

"I already apologized for that Nick.....no......there is alot more to you than what you do... but there is a faraway look in your eyes sometimes... you know if you ever want to talk...I've been told im a good listener." she said.

"Would you be with me if I told you something... something I've never told anyone..." I said, smiling down at her.

"Yes I think I would." she said smiling at me.

"Lorelei.... I sent her into the D'Magio's doing just what you wanted to do.... She was there only a few days before Mario got her involved in a bank robbery..... He executed her right in front of me..... her blood splattered over my face.... I was gonna propose to her that night....." I started.

"But what I never told anyone... was that I took pills.. lots of them.. hoping to join her... but all it did was make me sleep for two days....... Joe and Kevin knew about what happened, just not the pills... I've never told anyone that before......" I finished, softly, wiping my eyes.

"I am so sorry Nicholas.... so sorry." she just wrapped her arms around me while I cried.

"Thats why you were so horrified when he was going to do the same to me?" she whispered. I just nodded.

"Oh god.. Nick..." she said.

"I'm sorry... I’m sorry you were in that position today......." I whispered, softly, stroking her hair.

"I just wish I wasn’t so stupid!!!!" she said.

"No baby it wasn’t your fault. How many times do I have to tell you that?" I could not convince her of this.

"So Nick where does this put us?" she asked.

 "wherever you want to be... I'm giving you a choice..." I said, looking at her, brushing her face.

"I am starting to have feelings for you, but can we take it slow Nick please?" Laurie asked.

"Anything you want...." I said. I moved away from her gently, handing her her food back.

"eat.." I chuckled.

 

JEN

It had been a couple days since Laurie started letting Nick in.. that man was falling head over heels for her.... She would never have to worry about not being safe... ever again.. I’ve never seen him look at anyone or anything like he looks at my cousin... After the guys went into their daily how to get Tony meeting I snuck into Laurie’s room.

“Hey you!” I said, hopping on her bed, jumping up and down to wake her up.

“Get up get up!!!” I shrieked.

 "Go away Jen!" she said very grumpy....Laur was definitely NOT a morning person!

"Nope.... we got gossip... I wanna talk, now get up!!!" I chuckled, still jumping.

"jennnnnnn....you always were a pain in the ass even as a kid....GOD could you be more annoying??/ dont you have a husband to fuck or something????" I just laughed which annoyed her more, so I started pelting her with pillows.

"BITCH! I swear! Imma pound you!" she said. I giggled still in Joe's shirt and and my panties.

"The boys are in a meeting.. humor me....." I said, plopping down on my butt next to her.

"OK I’m awake...what more do you want??" she growled.

"So.... tell me about you and Nick... Where do you stand....." I said. the mention of his name made her smile.

"I'm not one hundred percent sure how to actually define us...we are taking it slow...we've both been hurt.....but I do know I was wrong about him, and YES I have apologized....."

"No need to worry about apologizing.. he's long past that.. I can tell by the way he looks at you....." I said, leaning my head on my elbow.

"What about the way he looks at me??" she asked.

"That man is falling in love....." I said, nudging her.

"In love??/ No Jen you are jumping the gun...BIG TIME!!!!"

"I don't think so.... He looks at you like a fine piece of china...... he wants to protect you..... I swear it's like twilight and he imprinted... face it.... you got that man wrapped around your finger..." I said, smiling.  She just smiled.

"You repeat this and you are in sooo much trouble Jen...but I'm falling for him as well.....but do you think I'm kind of rushing things after Tony?" she asked.

"Nope.. you're just taking things slow... but I'm warning you...... if you two fall in love... he's never gonna let anyone hurt you... he'll love one hundred percent and you will forever and always be his number one girl...... He doesn't love half ass...." I said.

"I'm just so afraid to fuck it up like I do all my other relationships." she said getting dressed.

"Don't worry.... you'll be just fine.... Nick won't let it.. he's open.. honest... and he's one of those men that comes across brash.... evil... but according to Joe... him and Lorelei were a sight for the record books.... but even Joe said he never looked at Lei like he looks at you....." I said.

"Thats good to hear....because that’s one thing I worry about....that he may never love me as much as he did her. all I know is that I love spending time with him......he is actually fun and playful and when we are alone he actually smiles. I get butterflies every time he's near...his power as dangerous as it maybe is a freaking turn on. He hasn’t so much as kissed me yet, but I know I would submit to him in a moment." I just looked at her. God! she had it as bad as he did.

"Jen you think I'm nuts dont you??" she added.

"NO!!! I think it's beautiful... same way Joe and I fell for one another... We still feel the same way to this day.. I know you don't witness Joe's gentle side... or his lovey dovey side.. but he's perfect......" I giggled.

"Yeah....about that. Um...I don't think your husband likes me too much. he blames me for bringing this whole tony thing to your door. If I am making things difficult for the 2 of you I can find another place to stay." she offered.

"Don't you worry about that husband of mine.... I have ways to relax him.." I cooed. She just laughed and I hopped up off the bed.

"I'm going to get starbuck's for everyone.. what do you want?" I said, heading for the door.

"You want me to go with?" she asked.

"No no.. I'll be alright.... Just let Joe know I'm out!!!" I said, and darted out the door.

 

 

LAURIE

Well, she's just a bundle full of energy today...... I went down to the kitchen and started making breakfast.... the smell of French toast eggs, bacon, and fresh orange juice was sure to lure in the men of this family.... sure enough they came in the kitchen one by one. Dani was setting the table.

"No coffee?" Kevin asked.

"Actually Jen went to starbucks for coffee." I replied.

"ALONE?????" Joe bellowed.

 "Man you are fucking stupid!!!" he yelled. I tried not to show my tears forming as I went back to scrambling the eggs.

"Joe!!! Stop being an ass!!!" Nick said, coming over to stand behind me.

"Laur... just relax... did she take guards...." he whispered, brushing my arms. I just nodded.

 "I...I think she did. If she didn’t than shes the stupid one...not me!!!!" I hissed at Joe.

"My wife is not stupid.. Get that Moll of yours in line Nicholas.... Teach her some damn manners!" Joe spat.  I scooped the eggs in a plate...slammed the plate on the table...slammed the frying pan in the sink and went to my room slamming the door. I was going to get dressed and get the fuck out of this house before the fucking walls close in on me!!

"Laurie... Laurie..' nick said, rushing through the house. He came into my room and covered his eyes.

"Are you decent?" he asked.

 "Yes I'm fine...I just I have to get out of here Nick...go to a movie...a museum...shopping somewhere. I've been cooped up in this house for days...I need air...I'm going stir crazy....before I actually ask you to put out a fucking hit on your own damn brother!!!" I vented.

He chuckled and uncovered his eyes, "Well, how about I show you the life of a Moll... let's go shopping...."

"I really don't like that term........cant you think of something else....like more modern???" I laughed.

"However shopping does sound nice. are you sure you have time?" I asked.

"For you... of course... and as far as something more modern than Moll.. I don't have one at the moment.." he chuckled.

"Let me just finish changing my clothes." I said,. "OK I'll meet you downstairs in a few minutes. Just wear something casual...you will be trying on alot of clothes!!!!" he chuckled as he left the room. I sighed, god I loved that man.. so much so if you had told me a week ago I would want him I would have told you you had lost your mind..... I was giggling to myself, before I heard Nick ranting through the halls, in Italian..... Hot damn....

"Che cosa così vuol dire se n'è andata? Non dovresti essere la guardava? Qual è il problema con voi due?!?!?" he was shouting. (What so you mean she's gone?! Aren't you supposed to be watching her?! What is the matter with you two?!?!?) He sounded panicked, frantic almost...  I poked my head out of my room.

"Nick...Nick what's wrong?" I yelled.  He waved his hand at me, as if to say wait a second.

"Niente scuse a trovarla!!" he said, before slamming his phone shut and pacing the hall, his hand in his hair. (No excuses, find her)  I was scared...something was wrong, and no one was telling me what. I just retreated back into my room, closing the door....sitting cross legged on my bed. Some one would let me know I'm sure. Either nick, or Joe would undoubtedly come in yelling and screaming. I barely know Kevin and Dani. I just waited patiently...biting my nails wishing I had cigarette in my hand even though I quit 3 years ago!

"need a light?" a woman's voice said, coming in. I looked up to see Danielle, a cigarette in her mouth, already lit, and  lighter in her hand.

"No...what's going on?" I asked frantically.

"Jen's guards were knocked out...... she's missing...." she said, softly.

 

 

Chapter 9 by Halsey Rae

 

NICK

Laurie had moved to NYC and started working at this bank.... I was worried about her.. The D'Magio's were planning a bank heist. My brothers and I each had a bank to troll.... I had Laurie's Joe had the one nearest to them, and Kevin the farthest out of town. I don't know why I chose this one.. it was all too familiar.. I didn't trust them...... So I went into Laurie's bank to see Jen talking to her , and the bank mostly empty, just a couple people. I went over to Jen.

"You shouldn't be here...." I whispered to her.

"Whats going on I'm just waiting for Laurie to go to lunch...Nick." Jen explained.

"D'magio's are planning a heist today... I can't have you girls-" I started, but was cut off with gunfire.

"EVERYBODY DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" a voice shouted, Jen and I cowered down in front of the teller, and I heard Laurie screaming.

"SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Open it! Give me everything you have!" the voice said. Mario... I'd recognize it anywhere. I felt someone grab me and toss me aside with Jen.

"Well well... we got Jonas'........ this just got interesting......." that man said.

"Oh my god... Anthony..." Laurie said.

'Mi Bella.... oh sweetheart, no worries.. you are no in danger...... you're information has been very helpful..." he said.

 I whispered to Jen."She's a fucking spy????"

"Nick I don’t think she knew." she whispered back.

"You two shut the fuck up!!!" Mario bellowed.

"Please Anthony...she's my cousin please don’t hurt her...." I heard Laurie beg.

"COUSIN?!?!?!? You are related to a Jonas! You never told me this bella....." Anthony said.

"I didn’t even know you were oh my god!!!!" I think Laurie just put two and two together....this was not going to end well.

"you're tony... the one who almost raped her.. oh my god! I slept with you! I fell in love with you Anthony..." she sobbed.

"Your bitch is whiney Tony! Shut her up!" Mario said. Tony backhanded her across the face. I went to make a move and Jen held me down reminding me that it could be bad for everyone if I didn’t calm down. Laurie was silent loading the bags, doing as she was told.

"You can consider us officially over," she spat, throwing the bag at him. Mario seemed to stop dead in his tracks, before grabbing Laurie by the hair and dragging her around to kneel in front of us. He placed the gun to the back of her head and smirked at me.

"You care for her... don't you Jonas?" he asked. I nodded, tears in my eyes.

"It seems you and I have been here before... have we not?" he smirked.

"What do you want me to do?" I asked.

"nothing... just watch as I take another love from your life... Countdown for me Jonas....." he spat. Mario counted instead. 3...2...1....a shot rang out............ Mario fell to his knees, and Laurie passed out from the shock, and standing behind Mario was Jen a gun pointed, her hands shaking, before the gun fell to her feet. I  picked Laurie up bridal style and kept Jen close to my side as we got in the car. I laid Laurie down between us.

"Jennifer are you OK?" I asked. looking her in the eye. She just nodded, her face blank. I heard sirens. I sped out of there, getting back to the house before they even had a chance to get close enough. I took Laurie upstairs and Jen... she didn't move... She was frozen in the passenger's seat.

I came back down and picked her up out of the car as well.

"KEVIN!!!!" I yelled. "Where is Joseph???"

"On his way back.." Kevin said, rushing over to help us.

"Did you fill him in?" I asked.

"No not yet..." he said.

"Get our doctor on call over her NOW!! I have two women in severe shock." I yelled, as Joe came barreling in the house.

"WHERE IS MY WIFE????" he shouted.

"Joe! Joe! In here!" I called from his room. Jen was still staring blankly. She had taken a life........ something you can never come back from.... I watched the love my brother had for his wife and wondered if I would ever feel that again. He took her in his arms.

"Baby...listen to me...baby its me...its joey....you're OK...you are going to be OK..." He cooed just holding her and rocking her. She still wasn't moving... just staring off into space, blinking, her hands gradually finding his shirt.

"Joe.. she was like a damn ninja..... one second she was beside me and the next behind him... I didn't even see her move...... Did you give her a gun?" I asked.

"No...no....too fucking dangerous...I don’t know where she got it... Shit Nick did you take it from the crime scene?" I just looked at him. did I get where I am from being stupid?

"Do I look that fucking stupid to you Joseph...of course I took the gun."

"Cameras?" he asked.

“Mario and tony shot them out... no one for witnesses, they were all shoved behind the counters..... relax Joseph..... she's covered...." I said.

 "She saved the day. she saved me herself and Laurie. The doctor is on his way to check her out. I'm going to check on Laurie. By the way.Tony got away. Keep her close to home till we get the son of a bitch." I told Joe. He nodded and held Jen tight to his chest. I went into Laurie's room, the one from before, the blue one, and seen her sitting up, ready to get out of bed.

"No no....stay there...I have a doctor on the way." I said. "I don't need a doctor. " I reached out to touch the bruise on her face and she flinched. she looked absolutely terrified of me.

"I'm sorry..... I just.. let him check you out and you can leave...." I said, softly, trying not to cry. her face.. reminded me so much of my Lorelei.... And today was too close for comfort.....

"You're not going to kill me? " she cried.

"Kill you?" I asked.

"I swear I didn’t know. I had no idea who he was!!!!!"

"Oh god... Laurie.... no... you are a victim..... I plan on protecting you from him....." I said.

"Is Jennifer OK? Nick is she OK???"

"She's fine... she's the one who shot Mario...... she's shaken up.. in shock.... I never wanted the women in this family to ever have to take a life..... I feel like I've failed her...." I said.

"No Nick...I don't think so...Jen wouldn’t have tried anything if she didn’t think she could handle it. Its all my fault I'm so sorry." she just put her head in her hands and sobbed.

"No, Laurie.. he used you... he is no mobster when he uses his Moll without her knowledge......." I said, slowly and hesitantly reaching out for her. I was scared to touch her... afraid I was gonna freak her out.

"I told you I always fall for the wrong man!" she chuckled through her tears.

"I guess you did say that, didn't you..." I chuckled, softly and very slowly pulling her into a hug.

"Nick I'm sorry for the things I thought about you. I guess I understand now what you were trying to explain to me."

I knew it had to pain her to admit that, so I just said "thank you." very quietly.

"Try and get some rest... I'll you some space.. let the doctor check you out..... I'd prefer you stay here and protected.. but I won't tell you what to do..." I said, softly.

"I think I will....if you don't mind...I'd like to stay close to Jen."

"That is fine, you may stay in this room, if you need anything, let someone know...." I said, standing. I went to leave, before pausing in the door, "I'm glad you're okay...... I was terrified for you today....." Then I left her room going back to my office to cry.

 

 

End Notes:

Sorry its been so long! between school and my haunted house job on weekends, I am CRAZY busy!

Chapter 10 by Halsey Rae

 

LAURIE

 I got up off the bed, I was a little bit dizzy, but I had to check on Jen.

I was stopped by Joe, "NO you are NOT going in there. Don’t you think you and your mouth have caused enough trouble around here?"

"Joe I didn’t know..."

"NOBODY....is that FUCKING STUPID!!!!!!!!!"

"HEY!!!!!" Nick shouted, coming out, hi forearm against Joe’s throat and pinning him against the wall.

"ENOUGH!" Nick bellowed.

 "Nick stop please. I'll just get my stuff and go. I never meant to bring this down... Joe's right, how stupid of me not to know!" I felt like an idiot to be used like that again...this is why I don’t let myself love...I don’t make good choices.

"NO! You stay!" Nick said, pointing to me.

He turned back to Joe, "She is not used to this lifestyle... she met a charming man, and fell for him, not asking too many questions you know better than I do.... the D'Magio's have great covers......"

"I'm sorry." Joe said,

"Nick's right Laur...I'm just really worried about Jen...she's in a state of shock and I cant get her out. The doctor is in there now giving her a sedative." I just shook my head, looked Nick in the eye. wiped the tear from my eye and headed back to my room.

"You're an ass Joe......." Nick said, before I heard his office door shut.

 

 

JEN

"JOSEPH!!!!!!!!!!!!" I screamed. he came running in and enveloped me in his arms.

"Ssshhhh you’re OK...you're OK.......baby.." he cooed.

"I... I.. I shot... oh god.. Oh god..." she hyper ventilated. he ran and found a paper bag and my inhaler.

"Calm down baby....calm down...thats it. here take this." he said handing me a pill and some water.

"What is it?"

"the doctor left you some tranquilizers...to calm you down."

"Oh god..." she said, taking the pill and trying to breathe.

"Joe.. I killed a man.. oh god...." I whimpered.

"I know baby...but it was self defense...kill or be killed...you saved 3 people. It's going to be OK....." he cooed.

"Joe... how do you do this..... kill... and have no feelings?" I whispered, looking at my husband.

"It takes training baby......and a strong stomach."

"Joe...." I whimpered.

'Hmmmm?" he responded, stroking my hair.

"I.... I want kids.... but you have to swear no one will ever get to them.... that you'll protect them...." I said, softly.

"I swear to you that I will protect you and our children, baby no one is more important." he said.

I just nodded, gripping onto him.

"Joe... you wanna know what scares me the most?" I whispered.

“What sweetheart?" he asked.

"I don't regret killing that man....." I said.

"Its OK love you were protecting your family. Not that that bitch appreciates it...but you saved nick..and yourself." he said.

"don't.. don't blame Laurie... she fell for Tony’s charms... he slept with her.. made her fall in love.. she was blinded....... please don't blame her...." I said.

"Yeah thats what Nick said. But You have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to know who the head families in this city are. so even if she didn’t know...I can blame her stupidity.  I wouldn’t let her check on you."

"Joseph..... my god we lived in a tiny ass town in fucking Michigan..... we barely knew who the mayor was, let alone the mob bosses..." I said, pushing him away and going to stand, falling to the floor, getting dizzy... Damn tranqs.

 "Alright...I fucking apologized already...OK? get back in bed."

"You get my cousin," I growled.

"Just go to sleep you can see her later."

"GET HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" I shouted, shoving him away. A couple of minutes later he came back with Laur. There was a bruise on her face, she was pale and shaky from being so shaken up but she was OK. She came right over to the bed and we hugged.

"I'm so sorry Jennifer." I glared at Joe from over her shoulder and he left us alone.

"No, it's alright, you're safe... I get it.... tony is charming.... Handsome.... Italian..... I get it.. my Joey is all those things..." I whispered.

"I just feel so stupid and Joe well he apologized but I think he hates me. As soon as tony is caught I'll go back to Michigan."

 "NO you won't.. you'll stay here.. You're family.... besides... Nick cares about you.. no matter how much you think he's an ass, I've never seen him so frightened as he was today......" I said.

"yeah which reminds me....I have something to take care of." she kissed me on the cheek and left.

 

 

LAURIE

 I felt like an idiot being used like that again. I was angry at myself and at that bastard tony. I knocked on Nick's office door.

"Come in...." he called out.

"Nick...am I interrupting?"

"No... no.. come in..." he said.

"Nick we have to do something. I have an idea."

"Do something about what?" he asked.

"That tony asshole. I go back to him and tell him that I didn’t know that you two were rival families...you think I was a double agent working both families and refuse to protect me. I tell him that I have stuff on you he can use, all the while feeding you the info so you can take the bastard down." Nick was looking at me like I had lost my ever loving fucking mind.

"No....." he stated simply.

"Why not? It could work....please let me do this." I begged.

"NO! Laurie I'm not losing one more woman I care about to those animals!!!!" he said, shaking his head.

"But I trust you to protect me...wait...you...you care about me?"

"I can't protect you if you're there......" he said.

"I just want to do something!!!! I feel so used so stupid...so...so.....aaaargggghhhh!!!!!!"

"Listen to me.. you're not stupid.. Tony.. he's a charmer... I made the mistake of letting... let's just say I refuse to make the same mistake twice...." he said.

"What nick...tell me..please...'

"I won't speak of her... not again.." he said, and I swear I seen him about ready to cry.

"Nick......at the risk of being forward....I was wondering if you would ever consider redoing that dinner date?" did that really come out of my mouth????

"What?" he asked, looking at me like I'd grown a third head.

"Never mind." I said quietly turning to leave.

"Laurie.. wait... I just.. you were right.. you deserve better than this life...... you don't have to choose this... I am stuck with it.. you don't deserve this life...." he said.

 "It's OK Nick...you don't have to explain." I said. softly closing his office door and retreating to my room where I stayed for the next couple of days.

 

 

Chapter 11 by Halsey Rae

 

NICK

Laurie had refused to come out of her room. I didn't know what else to do.. She deserved better than me..... better than this life.. I couldn't ask her to be a part of it.. no matter how much I felt for her... How do you fall in love with someone you barely know? I asked myself that question over and over again.... I camped out in front of her door, worried... protecting her..... I refused to leave her side till I knew she was alright.. outside her door or not..... Jen came over to me and sat on the floor next to me.

"Nick are you OK?" she asked.

"No....." I said.

'Why not?" she

 'because I'm in love with your cousin and there's not a damn thing I can do about it...." I said.

"Why can't you Nick? why?"

"Because she deserves better than what I can give her... this life.... I can't ask her to be a part of it..." I said.

"She will be the first one to tell you it would be her choice!!!" she said. I chuckled at that.

"Do You know that she actually came to me with a plan to get tony???"

"She wanted to go back didn't she?" she asked.d I nodded.

'She's as stubborn as I am..." she chuckled.

"Nick? do you think it could work?" she asked.

"I don't know... I don't care I won't put her in danger... I have other ways..." I said.

"Nick all I can say is that if you have another chance at happiness you should take it...you never know when it'll happen again." Jen said.

"She asked me out." I divulged.

"And what did you say?!" she asked.

"I turned her away..... told her she didn't want this life... that she deserved better..." I said.

"Oh Nick.....Now besides feeling stupid and guilty about the attack, now she feels rejected. she comes off all strong and abrasive but inside shes a pussy cat......but don’t tell her I told you cuz she'll just deny it!!!"

"Jen you know I love you right??" I said hugging her.

"Of course....." she said, hugging me back.

"Laurie!!! Get out here please.. convince Nick to eat something..." she said, banging on Laurie’s door.

 "Stop Jen...please." I asked.

"NO!" she said.

“Laurie! Open this door....." she shouted. Laurie opened it and she stood there, eyes red and puffy, her hair a mess... and she was still stunning to me... She glanced down at me, with my pillow and my blanket on the floor.

"Nick...you cannot continue to sleep on the floor. when was the last time you ate?" she asked.

"Umm.. I dunno yesterday.. I think.. I don't remember..." I said.

 "Well I would take you to dinner...but you said no." she said shutting her door again. God this woman was going to be the death of me!!!

"Fine... I'll order Chinese... and I'll sit right back here..." I shouted through the door. And I did, ordered it by text message.

"You are a stubborn ass!!!!!" she yelled through the door.

"NOT ANY WORSE THAN YOU!!!" I shouted back.

"I think they're perfect..' Joe chuckled form down the hall. Jen just laughed and nodded.

"I agree.... come on let's leave them to their little flirting game.

She opened the door a crack. "I'll make a deal with you.....I'll let you in if you share the food??" she asked.

 I smirked, "Sure.. it'll be here in 20 minutes..."

"Why wont you let me help you?" she asked.

"Are we on this again???" I yelled.

 'YES! You want me to be a fucking Moll and be with you but you won't let me in!!!!!!!!!!!!!" she yelled.

"BECAUSE I HAVE OTHER WAYS! You have to learn to trust me!!! I have other things to try first! before you can risk your damn life for me......" I shouted back.

"Ha!!!! You didn’t deny it when I said you wanted to be with me......" she tricked me.

"You sneaky little minx...." I chuckled. Then the doorbell.

"Hold that thought..." I said, jumping up and going down to get food. I paid the man  then went back upstairs, showing her the brown papers bags.

"You hungry?" I chuckled.

"I'm starving!!!!!" she said. I chuckled. we had started eating out of the containers just passing them and sharing them when she just looked at me and smiled.

"What?" I asked.

"I also tricked you into having dinner with me!!!"

"I'm not gonna argue...." I chuckled.

"I can be a real bitch sometimes." she started.

"Really? cuz I hadn't noticed." I said with a straight face as she threw a piece of chicken at me.

"Nick, really I am trying to apologize about how I treated you when I came here. I saw the stereotype and not the person. I'm so sorry for that."

"It's okay..... I understand...." I said, tossing the chicken back at her.

"ooohhhh now you're asking for it!!" she said as she pointed a spoonful of fried rice ready to fling at me.

"Don't you dare......" I warned.

"What are you gonna do?" she chuckled, letting go of her spoon and I was hit with a spoonful of rice. with that I picked up a hand full of rice and started to chase her around the room with it...until she fell back on the bed. I chuckled and out the rice down before I laid next to her, laying on my side. I leaned over to brush her hair back.

"So am I the horrible monster you imagined?" I asked, softly.

"I already apologized for that Nick.....no......there is alot more to you than what you do... but there is a faraway look in your eyes sometimes... you know if you ever want to talk...I've been told im a good listener." she said.

"Would you be with me if I told you something... something I've never told anyone..." I said, smiling down at her.

"Yes I think I would." she said smiling at me.

"Lorelei.... I sent her into the D'Magio's doing just what you wanted to do.... She was there only a few days before Mario got her involved in a bank robbery..... He executed her right in front of me..... her blood splattered over my face.... I was gonna propose to her that night....." I started.

"But what I never told anyone... was that I took pills.. lots of them.. hoping to join her... but all it did was make me sleep for two days....... Joe and Kevin knew about what happened, just not the pills... I've never told anyone that before......" I finished, softly, wiping my eyes.

"I am so sorry Nicholas.... so sorry." she just wrapped her arms around me while I cried.

"Thats why you were so horrified when he was going to do the same to me?" she whispered. I just nodded.

"Oh god.. Nick..." she said.

"I'm sorry... I’m sorry you were in that position today......." I whispered, softly, stroking her hair.

"I just wish I wasn’t so stupid!!!!" she said.

"No baby it wasn’t your fault. How many times do I have to tell you that?" I could not convince her of this.

"So Nick where does this put us?" she asked.

 "wherever you want to be... I'm giving you a choice..." I said, looking at her, brushing her face.

"I am starting to have feelings for you, but can we take it slow Nick please?" Laurie asked.

"Anything you want...." I said. I moved away from her gently, handing her her food back.

"eat.." I chuckled.

Chapter 12 by Halsey Rae

 

 

JEN

It had been a couple days since Laurie started letting Nick in.. that man was falling head over heels for her.... She would never have to worry about not being safe... ever again.. I’ve never seen him look at anyone or anything like he looks at my cousin... After the guys went into their daily how to get Tony meeting I snuck into Laurie’s room.

“Hey you!” I said, hopping on her bed, jumping up and down to wake her up.

“Get up get up!!!” I shrieked.

 "Go away Jen!" she said very grumpy....Laur was definitely NOT a morning person!

"Nope.... we got gossip... I wanna talk, now get up!!!" I chuckled, still jumping.

"jennnnnnn....you always were a pain in the ass even as a kid....GOD could you be more annoying??/ dont you have a husband to fuck or something????" I just laughed which annoyed her more, so I started pelting her with pillows.

"BITCH! I swear! Imma pound you!" she said. I giggled still in Joe's shirt and and my panties.

"The boys are in a meeting.. humor me....." I said, plopping down on my butt next to her.

"OK I’m awake...what more do you want??" she growled.

"So.... tell me about you and Nick... Where do you stand....." I said. the mention of his name made her smile.

"I'm not one hundred percent sure how to actually define us...we are taking it slow...we've both been hurt.....but I do know I was wrong about him, and YES I have apologized....."

"No need to worry about apologizing.. he's long past that.. I can tell by the way he looks at you....." I said, leaning my head on my elbow.

"What about the way he looks at me??" she asked.

"That man is falling in love....." I said, nudging her.

"In love??/ No Jen you are jumping the gun...BIG TIME!!!!"

"I don't think so.... He looks at you like a fine piece of china...... he wants to protect you..... I swear it's like twilight and he imprinted... face it.... you got that man wrapped around your finger..." I said, smiling.  She just smiled.

"You repeat this and you are in sooo much trouble Jen...but I'm falling for him as well.....but do you think I'm kind of rushing things after Tony?" she asked.

"Nope.. you're just taking things slow... but I'm warning you...... if you two fall in love... he's never gonna let anyone hurt you... he'll love one hundred percent and you will forever and always be his number one girl...... He doesn't love half ass...." I said.

"I'm just so afraid to fuck it up like I do all my other relationships." she said getting dressed.

"Don't worry.... you'll be just fine.... Nick won't let it.. he's open.. honest... and he's one of those men that comes across brash.... evil... but according to Joe... him and Lorelei were a sight for the record books.... but even Joe said he never looked at Lei like he looks at you....." I said.

"Thats good to hear....because that’s one thing I worry about....that he may never love me as much as he did her. all I know is that I love spending time with him......he is actually fun and playful and when we are alone he actually smiles. I get butterflies every time he's near...his power as dangerous as it maybe is a freaking turn on. He hasn’t so much as kissed me yet, but I know I would submit to him in a moment." I just looked at her. God! she had it as bad as he did.

"Jen you think I'm nuts dont you??" she added.

"NO!!! I think it's beautiful... same way Joe and I fell for one another... We still feel the same way to this day.. I know you don't witness Joe's gentle side... or his lovey dovey side.. but he's perfect......" I giggled.

"Yeah....about that. Um...I don't think your husband likes me too much. he blames me for bringing this whole tony thing to your door. If I am making things difficult for the 2 of you I can find another place to stay." she offered.

"Don't you worry about that husband of mine.... I have ways to relax him.." I cooed. She just laughed and I hopped up off the bed.

"I'm going to get starbuck's for everyone.. what do you want?" I said, heading for the door.

"You want me to go with?" she asked.

"No no.. I'll be alright.... Just let Joe know I'm out!!!" I said, and darted out the door.

 

 

LAURIE

Well, she's just a bundle full of energy today...... I went down to the kitchen and started making breakfast.... the smell of French toast eggs, bacon, and fresh orange juice was sure to lure in the men of this family.... sure enough they came in the kitchen one by one. Dani was setting the table.

"No coffee?" Kevin asked.

"Actually Jen went to starbucks for coffee." I replied.

"ALONE?????" Joe bellowed.

 "Man you are fucking stupid!!!" he yelled. I tried not to show my tears forming as I went back to scrambling the eggs.

"Joe!!! Stop being an ass!!!" Nick said, coming over to stand behind me.

"Laur... just relax... did she take guards...." he whispered, brushing my arms. I just nodded.

 "I...I think she did. If she didn’t than shes the stupid one...not me!!!!" I hissed at Joe.

"My wife is not stupid.. Get that Moll of yours in line Nicholas.... Teach her some damn manners!" Joe spat.  I scooped the eggs in a plate...slammed the plate on the table...slammed the frying pan in the sink and went to my room slamming the door. I was going to get dressed and get the fuck out of this house before the fucking walls close in on me!!

"Laurie... Laurie..' nick said, rushing through the house. He came into my room and covered his eyes.

"Are you decent?" he asked.

 "Yes I'm fine...I just I have to get out of here Nick...go to a movie...a museum...shopping somewhere. I've been cooped up in this house for days...I need air...I'm going stir crazy....before I actually ask you to put out a fucking hit on your own damn brother!!!" I vented.

He chuckled and uncovered his eyes, "Well, how about I show you the life of a Moll... let's go shopping...."

"I really don't like that term........cant you think of something else....like more modern???" I laughed.

"However shopping does sound nice. are you sure you have time?" I asked.

"For you... of course... and as far as something more modern than Moll.. I don't have one at the moment.." he chuckled.

"Let me just finish changing my clothes." I said,. "OK I'll meet you downstairs in a few minutes. Just wear something casual...you will be trying on alot of clothes!!!!" he chuckled as he left the room. I sighed, god I loved that man.. so much so if you had told me a week ago I would want him I would have told you you had lost your mind..... I was giggling to myself, before I heard Nick ranting through the halls, in Italian..... Hot damn....

"Che cosa così vuol dire se n'è andata? Non dovresti essere la guardava? Qual è il problema con voi due?!?!?" he was shouting. (What so you mean she's gone?! Aren't you supposed to be watching her?! What is the matter with you two?!?!?) He sounded panicked, frantic almost...  I poked my head out of my room.

"Nick...Nick what's wrong?" I yelled.  He waved his hand at me, as if to say wait a second.

"Niente scuse a trovarla!!" he said, before slamming his phone shut and pacing the hall, his hand in his hair. (No excuses, find her)  I was scared...something was wrong, and no one was telling me what. I just retreated back into my room, closing the door....sitting cross legged on my bed. Some one would let me know I'm sure. Either nick, or Joe would undoubtedly come in yelling and screaming. I barely know Kevin and Dani. I just waited patiently...biting my nails wishing I had cigarette in my hand even though I quit 3 years ago!

"need a light?" a woman's voice said, coming in. I looked up to see Danielle, a cigarette in her mouth, already lit, and  lighter in her hand.

"No...what's going on?" I asked frantically.

"Jen's guards were knocked out...... she's missing...." she said, softly.

 

LAURIE

 "Oh my God!!!!! It's tony...it has to be!!!!" I said.

"That's what Nick is thinking.. he's on a warpath...... Joe is freaking out..... Pacing the hall his gun in his hand....." Danielle said.

"I'm sure he is. " I said. I dare not leave this room, Joe would probably shoot me on sight blaming me for this. "How do you get used to all of this?" I asked her pacing my room.

"I've lived this life for many years... my father was a leader at one point.... Kevin and I were arranged...." she said.

"Oh." was all I said. what do you say to that?

"We may have been arranged.. but Kevin and I have fallen very much in love......" she said.

"Thats good." I said.

"do you think they'll find her?" I asked. she shrugged.

"Do you mind?" I asked taking a smoke and a light from her.

"Not at all...." she said, smiling.

"LAURIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Joe's voice boomed through the house.

 "Oh fuck." I said to Dani...opening the door slowly.

"Yes." I asked meekly.  I felt him grab me by the shirt and yank me against a wall, his gun to my temple.

"Are you frightened?" he growled.

"Yes...." I managed to whisper.

"If anything happens to her....." he warned.  I heard a click and a snap, then Nick’s angry voice.

"Torna lontano da lei Joseph ....... Prima di piantare a terra ...... " (Back away Joseph, before I plant you on the floor) Joe pulled back slowly, dropping the gun, his hands up. Nick had an automatic machine gun to the back of Joe's head. I automatically dropped to the floor. I felt Kevin’s arms around me, helping me back to my room. Dani went to hand me a cigarette but my hands were shaking so bad, I just couldn't.

"Dani...stay with her please." Kevin said as he left the room.

 

 

NICK

"You got allota balls Joseph..." I growled, my gun still at the back of his head. I pinned his front against the wall, pushing that barrel a little harder.

"Nick man calm down...please.." Kevin begged.

"do you have it for this woman so bad that you cannot see she does NOT belong in our world. she brought all this trouble down on us Nicholas!!!!" Joe said.

"No... no she didn't..... Jen did.... leaving here with out 4 guards as ordered.... Laurie is innocent..... I swear to god.. one more word....." I growled, "Isn't it enough Joseph that I have to worry about outsiders infiltrating trying to get to one of us.....I DO NOT NEED TO WORRY ABOUT IT FROM THE INSIDE!!!!! I need to focus my energy on getting Jen back..NOT on keeping you from killing members of this family!!!!" I spewed.

"But she's not" Joe started.

"NOT one more fucking word Joe.....not one!!!" I yelled.

 "Fine," he growled. I pulled back and Joe fixed his suit coat.

"I'm going to look for my wife...." Joe said, putting the safety on his own gun, tucking it in the back of his pants.

 "Joseph....keep me informed...and take guards with you..that is an order!!!!" I yelled, "I will be making calls...keep in contact!"

"Yeah yeah... you got it boss." He fumed, before heading out.

 

 

 

JEN

I was terrified..... Tony snatched me out of a woman's bathroom. Out the window..... He knocked me out with some chemical on a rag.... had to be.. so when I woke up I was tied to a chair.

"Well well, Mrs. Jonas... Bella.... glad you could join us...." Tony's voice said.

"Wh...wh...what do you want with me?" I managed to get out.

"You killed my brother bitch... what do you think I want?" he growled, grabbing my hair tight in his hands.

"Well than just do it and get it over with!" I spat...

"But you will not get away with it...my husband will avenge my death." I said matter of factly.

"Oh no.... no no..... he'll come for you...... You took someone from me.... I'm not gonna kill you........." he said.

"No please..." I begged. he just laughed maniacally.

"Please what? Taking your husband and making you suffer the way I've suffered....." he said.

"he was going to kill my cousin...what was I supposed to do????" I cried.

"I was going to make him stop....." He shouted.

"How did I know that??? You used her...and then he was going to kill her..she's my only family...you would have done the same!!!! Please take me..." I didn't care about me.....I had to protect my joey.

"I loved her....." he growled, pressing that barrel to my head.

"No you didn’t...you used her for that damn bank heist!!"

"NO! That heist went into planning before she got that damn job......" he said, "Now SHUT UP!"

"Well she has nick now." I mumbled knowing that if he really did have feelings for her he would make a play for her or nick and they would at least know my whereabouts.....

 

 

 

End Notes:

I AM SO SORRY i have been gone so long, but I did a year of school and was busting my ass. so sadly, I was focused on that and only that! but here i am back again! So here is chapter 12! May even post another to make up for being gone so long!

 

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