Back in Bedford
had driven up hill to go see if Mark was home ,so he would have a serious word
with him, and maybe give Sasha a piece of his mind . He drove up carefully as
the road was notorious for having traffic congestion now and then and the odd
car accidents. He however knew how to navigate the territory when he reached
the gate he rang the bell and Jonathan opened the gate to the complex, and Bryce
pulled up in the drive way .He stepped out of the car and knocked on the door;
he had been feeling terrible all day and had an uneasy feeling call it a gut
feeling if you will but he had to find Iris.
Jonathan opened the
door he looked devilishly gorgeous, besides having skin as soft as a babies
bottom, he had had brown eyes , short hair and unlike Bryce who looked like
hell , he was clean shaven and he had a red and black cardigan on paired up
with black sweat pants he was walking around in socks he had a voice as
soothing as chamomile tea that could melt any girls heart and make any guy
"For someone who is
supposed to be sick in bed you look jolly good and my fiancé has to cover for
you at work. Dude that is so not cool" Bryce remarked when he opened the door
"For someone who is
always supposed to look all so debonair you look mucked up, what the hell
"Like you don't know."
He gave Jonathan a disappointed look which gave everything away and he knew he
was in for a long night of explaining himself
"I am sorry I was
meaning to tell you when , you got back , which was supposed to be next week
Monday but your back early ,you look like you had a hectic day and there is sadness in those
hazel green eyes of yours , the last time I saw that was when Iris was mad at
you for what happened with you and J"
"oh my word look who
decided to pay us a visit ,if it isn't the cheater himself, too bad the boys I
hired did a sloppy job ,but I'm pretty sure your wife to be got the message and
I hope she will be okay ,and rumor has it that you two are no longer an item. "
Sasha had walked in
the kitchen and wasted no time in airing her views. Bryce however had self
control, and turned his attention towards Sasha who had colored her hair blond
and had green contact lenses on.
"Sasha how on earth
do you walk in those heels, the Sporty look requires a wedge sneaker, and your
wearing that, wow what a fashion mistake, we should call the fashion police or
maybe we can get the cops to arrest you.
I really feel what
you did to my better half sucked, it was evil and nasty ,I hate what you did to
her ,I could have lost the woman I loved"
pointed at Sasha in accusation; Jonathan decided to interject by
standing in front of Sasha to defend her .
"Okay can the both of
you stop it? They both nodded their
heads in agreement "Bryce what are you doing in my house, what do you want?"
Bryce took a deep
breath and started to tell Jonathan what happened and how he had the worst
feeling in the world that something was wrong.
"Jonathan our last
conversation on the phone scared me she said something along the lines of you
don't know what kind of sportsman you are until you start playing on the field,
oh and something about losing a game "
"Was that all she said?"
Jonathan looked worried and started to feel
antsy Sasha had gone and looked for the car keys since she felt bad about what
she did out of desperation to protect his brother and wanted to help Bryce find
Iris. She then saw a look Jonathan had never pulled before not even when she
was in trouble. His eyes were full of worry and concern about what he just
heard and you could almost swear he was about to lose his mind.
"yes and I know how
on edge Martin can get so I wanted to see if he was here with the both of you
but it looks like he isn't " Bryce said
Sasha came out
running in her heels from the other end of the house, she had come to the
realization that his twin Brother didn't take his medication which could lead
him to behave dangerously.
"During the call did
you hear something completely strange, like words along the lines of, do this
or I will strike?" Sasha was looking for her phone and found it and she was
searching for something in her tracking application.
All three looked at
each other and became aware that Iris
might be in danger ... if they don't find her soon before Mark does she may end
up getting hurt.
"I looked everywhere
for her she must have ...oh my word "Bryce said with a panicky tone " I should
have known ;here was I looking in all the wrong places when I knew all along
where she was"
"I just sent you
Martin's last check in point who is he seeing "she showed Jonathan and Bryce
looked at his Phone too.
"I have to go, thanks
Sasha and I forgive you and Jonathan we aren't done I'll see you soon."
ran out of the house and made his way to where Martin was he knew that if
Martin had an episode and he had a target ...The target would get hurt or
worse, they wouldn't survive.
Jonathan and Sasha
also joined in the chase and since it was a 30 minuet long drive and they were
stuck in traffic which made it longer. Avery impatient Sasha who had the radio
on a tad bit too loud started singing to calm herself down while driving.
She was tapping on
the steering wheel and had forgotten to take off her platform heels
"What am I going to
do when the best part of me was always you and what am I going say when I'm all
chocked up and you're okay? "
Jonathan had picked
up a vibe when they left the house and he was almost too nervous to ask Sasha
what was wrong, was it something he did or didn't say; but being the gentle soul
he was he put down the volume and did what he always did, try and resolve the
situation as peacefully as he can.
"Honey I'm sure The
Script can hear your amazing vocal ability all the way in Ireland or wherever
in the world they may be " He then proceeded by switching off the radio. "
Sweet Sasha please tell me what's wrong honey?"
Sasha looked at Jonathan
then looked at the road; she remembered a short cut rout she saw on her phone
and decided to take it on the next off ramp.
"I am taking a short cut
the road is a bit dangerous at night but I'm an experienced driver . She paused for a moment and the silence in the
car was almost loud." Jon do you have feelings for Iris?"
The question caught
Jonathan totally off guard he was only worried about his friend who he cared
about; or did he care too much and was Sasha seeing something he didn't notice.
Sasha increased her speed
"No at some point I
did that was back then; I married you didn't I ,I chose you and it wasn't cause I was mad at Iris when I found out about the
kiss; it was because I loved you and I still do"
"Then tell me; what's
that look in your eyes that I saw when Bryce told you what happened "
She accidently drops
her lip balm container and it gets stuck
underneath the accelerator her foot gets
trapped since she decided to put on heels and drive in them.
'"Sasha slow down we
are on a hill for crying out loud I love you!" She looked at him accusingly.
always loved Iris you have this wall that you put up but you don't see it ,and
somehow she is able to break it, which is something I can't do clearly! I've
been lying to myself for the past three years" She let go of the steering wheel
losing focus and control.
watch out !" In a split second she tried to swerve to avoid the dog ,the car
flipped and everything from that moment
on went black for both Sasha and Jonathan.
Bryce reached the
destination where Jonathan was he was antsy; he had the same application on his
phone that made it easier for him to pin point where he could find Jonathan.
Since he had gone to Iris's penthouse before, the security guards allowed him
to go through.
Everything was quiet until he and everyone
heard two earth shattering earth sounds. The first one came from just down the road
and it had sounded like something had just crashed, and the second sound was
the one that put him on edge, it had come from the penthouse, before he had
reached the elevator; he was told to stay down at the lobby for safety reasons,
but when he heard the security guys say Barker he refused to stay and went with
the guards regardless. Immediately there were sirens coming from both
ends of the street. When Bryce reached the top with security he pushed them all
out of his way and used his spare key to open Iris's apartment, nothing, not
even his fear of water could have prepared him for what he saw...
Withinfive minutes the paramedics and cops walked through the door, the policestation and hospital were just ten minutes away so it didn't take that long forthem to reply. Bryce was kneeling beside Iris trying to get her to wake up butshe wasn't moving, the paramedics took her away and he followed them to thehospital .The person who had attackedIris was cuffed and thrown into jail .Bryce had made it to the hospital and was sent to the waiting room , he hadfound a chair at the corner of the room that had a window overlooking a garden,he then sat down and took stock of whathe had just seen;how afraid ,alone, and worried he was feeling .Bryce seldom cried;the last time he cried was when he lost his father in an accident he bla
Jonathan was in the Safe Zone and was cleared to go home as soon as he woke up from much needed rest. There was still no word on Iris . When Jonathan finally came around , the first word that came out of his dry mouth was unexpected, although Maria didn't think it was... She knew all along ."Iris ... Got to save Iris from Martin."Maria thanked God that her brother has made it through and the minuet his eyes flew open and he saw his sister ,everything that had happened the night before came back to him."Need I remind you big brother , you are married to Sasha and Iris is with Bryce ."Maria spoke to him calmly and stroked his hand ." How are you feeling""Better now that you are home ."He mastered the strength he had given the medication he was given that made him all heavy headed and drowsy, he gave his sist
When Bryce came around... He was confused . Confused that he was seeing florescent lights , confused that he was in a bed with socks on but it wasn't his bed . He got up looked for his boots. Laced up his boots and put on his jacket and walked out his room ,down the hall to the lift and took the elevator down to where he was last. The waiting room .Maria and Luke were waiting for any news on Iris . Maria must have passed out on Luke's shoulder . Bryce must have not been so quiet cause as soon as he stepped into the room her eyes flew open . She gently lifted her head off Luke's shoulder . Luke was out cold from working a double ,if not third shift. She took the hospital blanket and covered Luke up . She proceeded to walk to the other end of the waiting room as calm as ever and talked to Bryce ."Taylor I heard what happened between you and Iris . How could you? How could you mess up the one good thing you have. Are you that st
"Jonathan could you please leave I need to talk to my fiance whether I deserve her or not I don't care please leave. "Bryce had already given Jonathan his infamous dagger look which he knew all too well , the last time he got the look was when he almost kissed Iris at a year end function Iris was knocked out cold from the festivities, mainly cause she organized and saw the event through from start to finish . Jonathan was a bit tipsy and thought he was going back to his room that Sasha and him were booked in , right next door Bryce and Iris . Bryce made it just in time, what happened next made Jonathan respect Bryce even more as Iris's significant other.---Bryce sat down on the chair beside the hospital bed . Iris wasn't hooked on many machines ,for a moment he thought she saw her flinch when he touched her arm. When he leaned over to give her a kiss that was so sweet and tender... Her eyes fluttered open Bryce had sat back down on t
"The accident you lost your father to? What you told me was that you had a heated argument with your father a scuffle broke out he lost control of the boat and you hit the rocks. "" Yes ;I promised myself never to go anywhere no water after it happened and not touch alcohol... You helped me get over my fear of water and helped me realize that to feel doesn't mean your weak ."" Oh my word ... The scar just above your shoulder blade wasn't caused by a paint ball shooting accident was it ? ""No ... I was drunk the night my father came to my boat I had been drinking for an hour or so . I was kind of rebellious ,I knew I wasn't supposed to have alcohol and parties on the boat but I did. The boat was some kind of escape from feeling any feeling except for being numb. ""Bryce what happened the night of the boat accident. "" My father tried to stop me from throwing myself over
It was a stormy Saturday morning. The rain was pouring down in buckets; accompanied by the occasional rumbling sound of thunder.Iris was sound asleep in Bryces' arms. It had been the longest two weeks for both of them. Iris didn't return home to her pent house. She went back to the main house, for fear of suffering post dramatic stress or reliving the night she got shot. Bryce being the guy he was wouldn't let Iris stay alone or leave her alone . He wasn't one to hover , but he had come close to losing the woman he loved ;and knowing what he knew now he wasn't going to let her go even if it meant taking a break from his somewhat busy life to be there for Iris ...Iris lifted her head off Bryce's chest , he had hit lights out hard. Iris could tell by his heavy deep breathing that he was rem state of sleep, even being tempted to wave her hands in front of his face was useless. She looked at the time and it was 8:30am . It was still dark
13"I thought I made it clear to the both of you that I don't want you coming without informing me.""Well when you switch off your phone including the house phone ,its pretty hard to communicate anything to you""Oh I didn't switch my house phone off .Its always on what are you talking about . I might have changed it yes, but have you ever heard of asking."Bryce's face registered anger and frustration. First of all he was angry that Maria and Caleb showed up unannounced and his frustration was triggered by not knowing where Iris was.The only feeling he could understand was fear of the unknown."Bryce do not take that kind of tone with Maria.You don't want me on your case again. We never liked the fact that you were with her. None of us did part of me is glad that your engagement is on the rocks. Its only a matter of time before she walks out on you for good
Iris couldn't hold back the tears any longer. She couldn't conceal all the hurt she was feeling at that moment by covering her face with her palms and crying.Her sobs broke Bryce ,the last thing he ever wanted to do was make her cry. He released her leg and sat next to her .He removed her wet palms from her face and held her."I'm so sorry. I really am. I wasn't using you to get over stuff. I wanted to tell you..."Iris lifted her head from his shoulder. Bryce seemed to be all tens and out of sorts, she could tell by his tight grip on her arm. Iris cleared her face with the back of her had . She got off Bryce. She looked and took a deep breath and leaned against the wall."Bryce ... I'm sorry. I don't know what else to say but sorry.""Don't be okay I should be the one saying sorry.For not trusting you... Us as in what we have . It would be foolish of me to deny that I cheated b