Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Undercover Superstar - 10

| 2 Weeks Later |

"You superstar son of a Bitch!" Maddox's uncle constantine was the first to walk through the door and embrace him. 

"Fuck is up, uncle?" He spoke in return.

Constantine didn't respond, just palmed Maddox's face and kept going. Carmine came in after, smiling, arms open for a hug, "nephew."

"uncle Carmine..." He squeezed him in a hug.

"How are things?" He kissed Maddox's head. "Still whole i see."

"Yeah, 'you know who' is knocking on my backdoor." He coded because he saw his dad helping ya-ya. Such a mamas boy, "ya-ya!" Maddox went to hug her.

"Junior ..." She kissed his cheek, then lightly punched his gut, "you eat? Healthy?"

"Yes ya-ya."

"Good boy," hugged him, and kept going.

Maddox finished talking and creating the rest of his family, father included. Everyone was having dinner, when Maddox's main butler came and made an announcement, "excuse me sir, but Ms. Hines it's here to see you.."

"Tell her I'm bus-"

"Ms Hines?" Constantine raised a brow, "i didn't know you had a girlfriend," he wiped hisouth and stood, "my turn!"

"Constantine..." Maddox followed behind him.

They both went to the door, Constantine clearly in the lead. He rounded the corner first and saw Janine standing in a fitting green peplum dress with black belt, black heels and her hair down and curled. She saw Constantine and immediately cursed herself, just now remembering he had people in town and she didn't know when they were coming. Welp ... She was in trouble.

"Hello, lovely of you to stop by. Constantine," he introduced himself.

Fine as hell. Janine smiled, "Janine. Hi."

"what are you doing here?" Maddox questioned.

She rolled her eyes at his greeting but said to him quietly, "I'm sorry. I didn't know what day they were coming ... I was going to see if we could do something. I'm leaving."

"No, no no," constantine grabbed her hand, "my nephew has no manners. Come, have dinner with us," he pulled her inside.

SHe couldn't argue with that statement but shook her head while being pulled in. She stopped and sighed, but smiled, "I couldn't, but thank you. I have to go anyway."

"I insist..." He smiled, "now if you deny me one more time, I'll be offended"

Janine looked to Maddox with sorry eyes, and Maddox just nodded at her to tell her to go on.

"Oh ... Okay," nodding, "I'll stay."

"That a girl..." He put his arm around Janine and led her into the dining room.

Damn her and this horrible timing. Constantine walked her to the living room where their was a small crowd of people. Constantine introduced her, "look at what nephew has been hiding." Janine only smiled.

"Oh my God. SHe's beautiful," someone said. Everyone seemed to gush while maddox's father ignored her.

"Girlfriend?" His yaya asked in her broken English.

"No ma'am," Janine finally spoke, "we're good friends."

"Wait, and you're here during the day time? Surely you don't believe my nephew would have you over if you were just good friends?" Constantine questioned.

"Not really," she looked over at Maddox, then at his uncle.

Maddox was now exhausted, "unc, she's my girlfriend, so stop harassing her," which again the term girlfriend meant nothing to Maddox, but Janine kinda did.

"Who the fuck is this?" Doc got off a phone call he'd just taken.

"Nephews girlfriend ... In the daytime," Constantine answered.

"Well this is a family dinner, and i don't fucking know you so get the fuck out!" Maddox's dad said.

"Look," Maddox was frustrated, "dad show some fucking respect and constantine, finish your fuckin pasta!" Maddox grabbed Janine by her wrist and pulled her to another room, "this is why I didn't invite you over. They can be rude."

"My skin is thicker than it looks. Besides ... I am more than sorry for this. Can't you just slip me out? Through the back? Like a slave?" She grinned.

"Doesn't matter, I'm just protective like that. Did you get what i had sent to you yet?"

"No ... You sent me something?"

"Ok. Well it should be to you any day now."

She nodded and grinned, "thanks. So ... The loud one ... Father?"

"Yeah, he's a prick, but i love the guy ..." He hunched his shoulders, "the cute older woman is my ya-ya, and the younger women are cousins and my aunt... Surprisingly my dad and uncle constantine didnt bring their girlfriends, and my uncle Carmine has a wife and two kids in Cali, he's the nice uncle."

"If the term 'girlfriend' means the same to all three of you, then i understand why. And another thing ... I am not your girlfriend."

"No, you're not, you're My boo thang..." He joked, slow rolling on her a little, "naw, but i would never call you my girlfriend... For right now." He stood straight, "better keep actin right."

"Yea ok," she chuckled, "lead the way."

| The Next Day |

Janine was messing through her apartment while Tarin was hanging out in the living room, "his father was a dick but i got through dinner unscathed. He ended up ignoring me until somebody started talking to me," she chuckled.

"I couldn't have done it. All them loud ass Italians."

"They were nice, considering." Janine heard the doorbell, then got up and looked at the peephole, "yea?"

"Courier. Delivery for Janine Hines."

She opened the door, "that's me."

He handed her the box that had all sorts of holes poked in it. "Can you sign here?" He held out a clipboard.

"Yea," Janine took the clip board and signed, took the box and went inside. She undid all the wrapping paper and ribbons, then set the box on the coffee table. She opened it and cooed, "Oooh my kitty!" She picked up the teeny smokey gray cat and kissed its head.

| Later |

Janine continued playing and then called maddox. He answered, "yeah?" He sounded slightly peeved.

She frowned, "I got the gift. Are you ok?"

"Just dealing with a true shitshow, you like your gift?"

"I love it. Thank you. I'm naming her Luna."

"Good, i was hoping you liked it. I get my monkey tomorrow."

"You're not seriously getting one ..."

He laughed, "I'm as serious as a heart attack."

"Terrible ... I just wanted to call and say thanks. Call me when you're free."

"You better love my monkey, girl!"

"We'll see. I need to go cat shopping so I'll talk to you later."

"Bye," he hung up.

Janine walked to the living room where Tarin was still sitting, "let's run to the pet store. Then i need to get ready for KBs debut tomorrow," she pumped her fist and got out her car keys.

"He didn't even invite me, you know?" Tarin rolled her eyes.

"Why haven't y'all fixed this yet?"

"Girl, have you noticed that kb always holds on to a grudge with me longer than he does with you? He's expecting me to do some shit I'm not willing to do." Tarin shook her head.

"If you want him back you're gonna have to."

"I'm not apologizing to that girl. Every time she's around, she's focused on kissing kb instead if getting to know us. Even though we've known him for years."

Janine scrunched up her face, "I didn't apologize to her either! And i told KB i was NOT kissing that girls ass," Janine wrapped a towel gently around the kitten and walked out of the door with Tarin.

"Yea, he'll come around when they breakup, in like a month.." She shrugged, following Janine out of the apartment.

| Later |

After Janine got back home and set up the cat, she texted KB, 'I want to interview you tomorrow after. You want to do it after? I'll be talking to Cee Lo after he's done.'

'Yes, that'll be great.'

'Thanks boo-boo,' then tossed her phone.

| The Next Day |

Janine ran some errands early and still had time to kill. While she was out about to grab some coffee, she fished a card out of her pocket and dialed the number. When Ricardo answered, Janine asked, "have time for that coffee?"

He smiled and leaned forward, "why yes i do, Janine.."

"Starbucks will be too crowded right now. What about Stumptown Cafe on 29th?"

"Absolutely beautiful, see you in 15?"

"Yes," Janine turned on her heels and headed towards that direction. She got there walking in 10 minutes and got a seat by the window so she could see him when he approached. She took the menus from the waiter but told him she was waiting for some one. She saw Ricardo walking across the street and up to the cafe. She smiled and stood up when he came in, "this was short notice, I almost thought you would be busy."

"I just happened to finish a meeting. I'm glad you called. You sure you're boyfriend won't get upset?" He joked.

"No boyfriend. You work close by?"

"Criminal lawyer. Long hours, no sleep, and no one to spend my free time with."

"And you have secrets. Lawyers usually do."

"Doesn't everybody?" He smiled.

"Some more than others." They continued talking for about at hour.  When they decided to part, he walked with her outside after paying, "thank you for meeting me. I'm sure you were busy," she reached into her purse and pulled out a business card, then put her cell number on the back and handed it to him.

Ricardo nodded, smiled, and they joined for a hug. Parting after saying bye Janine's phone rang right away.

"Hello?" Janine answered as she walked towards the subway.

"What are you doing sweetheart?" Maddox smiled.

"Leaving Stumptown Cafe. Now on my way home to ready myself for tonight. What are you up to?"

"missing you..."

Right then she stopped walking and giggled like a bitch, "ugh ... Why are you so cute?"

"Why are you? I need my little piece of sanity since my dad and uncle has been driving me nuts. They all said hey by the way."

"Even your father?" Got damn Maddox had to call and be cute after she gave someone her number, got damnit. Janine cursed continued to curse herself for even thinking of dealing with someone other than Maddox.

"No, except for him, sorry baby. I can't wait for tonight..."

"I'll go home and get my stuff and come over there. I'll just get ready then. That ok?" Then started down the steps slowly.

"come to the office, i want to drive you."

"Ok. Give me 10," she walked back up the few steps and high tailed it to The Suite.

Maddox was leaving one of his guys in charge for what seemed like the night, but was actually a few months. Shit on his side of the 'business' was getting hot. He was going to have to be more hands on. He saw Janine walk up and finished his convo, "hey," he turned to her.

"Hi there," she cheesed, "I'm so excited about tonight!"

"Me too," he grabbed the back of her neck and placed a lingering kids on her lips, "mmm."

She blushed so hard and then wiped the little bit of gloss off of his lips that transferred. "You really did miss me ..."

"Yea, why would i make it up?"

"You wouldn't," they walked to the car, "you ok today?"

"Just been thinking a lot, and stressed. I need vacation time."

"Then go. Maybe you'll get some sleep."

"We are..." He gave her a sly look.

"We are?" They got in the car and Janine looked at him and smiled, "i have to work ... I think my boss will be angry."

"Ehh... Something tells me he'll be fine." He cheeses. Maddox liked Janine, but not ass much ass he was leading her to believe. Truth was, he just wanted her to do whatever he needed her to, and what better way then to be every piece of man she ever wanted.

"Fine, fine ... You got me." She smiled.

Doc's Little Girl - 7

| 2 Years Later |

Janine returned to her house after being gone on a job for more than a month with Maddox's uncle, Constantine. The day after, she showed up at Maddox's job looking for him. Maddox became an accountant at a big corporation. The fact that his dad was gone bothered him, but he dealt with it just fine. He was in the process of dropping some papers off at someone's desk when he noticed Janine. He smiled at her when she made eye contact with him and he walked to her. "Hey bigshot," Janine raised an eyebrow with a small smile when he approached.

"Hey sweet thang," he hugged her, grabbing a hand full of her ass. The two of them were very on and off again, but at that time, they were on, "how was your trip?" He kissed her on the lips for a second.

"Rewarding." She rubbed his lips with her thumb, "can you go to lunch?"

"Uhh," he looked to his watch, "yea, let me go grab my wallet," he walked off real quick.

Janine spun around in a carefree manner and surveyed the office. When Maddox came back, they left out, "I would like chicken."

"You can have chicken," he rested his hand on her lower back. She put her head on his shoulder while they walked.

They went into a restaurant, "What have I missed?" Janine asked.

"Uh, shit, my mother's hip surgery went well. Celia moved to California and Trent's girlfriend had a boy."

"Babies ..." She shivered, "probably cute!"

He shook his head, "I'm adopting a kid because i know you will never have my babies. Either that or i have to find a woman who will."

She laughed, "kids are not a part of my job description, Maddox."

"Thats why i said what i said. Kids were always apart of my future and that will NEVER change."

Janine nodded, "I understand."

He kissed her head, "be glad i love you and im leaning more toward adoption."

Grinning, "I am. Really I am." They'd had that conversation before so she understood. At times, she wished she hadn't followed in Docs footsteps but couldn't disappoint him.

He paused, "what about a surrogate?"

"We could do a surrogate." She was unsure.


"Yea but ... not ... right now ... right?"

"No, not right now"

She took a deep breath, "can we talk about it later tonight, then?"

"Of course.." he rubbed her arm and kissed her temple.

| Later |

Before Maddox got to Janine's, she called carmine. She explained about Maddox wanting kids. "I don't know what to do. I can't have a family. He wants one. WITH ME!"

"So just tell him no. Its that simple."

"He'll ... leave ... me. We'll be off with no more on."

"Look, im not gonna make this decision for you."

"I just need help. Please. I'm lost. I miss Doc. I just need help." Her eyes watered. Janine's priorities were changing and she was turning into a real person. A person that she liked and wanted to be full time. Not just with Maddox.

"Lost why? You knew what the job was before you accepted it."

Janine clenched her jaw, "I was also a child when I got brought into this! FORGET IT." She hung up.

Just as janine sat there, maddox came barging in like always, "Lucy, im home!" He said in his best ricky ricardo voice.

Janine sighed and looked at him. "We can't ... I can't," she choked out, "I can't give you ... anything."

"Why not?" His smile instantly disappeared.

"I want to be ... normal. And I can't. I love you. I want you. But ... it's too risky. I'm scared for you and whatever kids we have. I'm lost," she started sobbing, "I can't fix this."

Maddox just looked at her, so disappointed, "well, our anniversary is coming up, i wanted to take you to meet my family in italy." He tossed the ticket to her, "be right back," he went to the bathroom, mainly to yell and curse silently.

Janine finished her crying and waited for him. "I'll go." She yelled towards the bathroom and figured she'd completely break up with him when they got back.

Maddox came out, face red, "im hungry."

Janine got up and raced to the kitchen to get him something. She didn't come out until the food was done. She handed him dinner, then sat quietly while he ate.

"Thank you.." he finished eating and handed her his plate.

She took it to the kitchen, then sat on the edge of the couch, curling herself up into a ball with her legs pulled into her body. She didn't know what to say.

"Come here, man," he opened his body to her.

She shook her head, "I'm sorry. I don't know what to do. I can make every decision when it comes to how to quietly kill an entire group of people but I can't figure this out. I called Carmine for advice and he gave me nothing so ... Im frustrated and Im scared. So. No."

"Get over here and stop playing." Janine got down off the arm of the couch and sat next to him. Maddox put his arm around her, "im not about to lie to you and say im not disappointed, i am. However, i get it. Im just most pissed that we will most likely end up breaking up soon because of it. That shit is lame."

"We've broken up a lot already." Sighing, "we'll figure it out after we come from italy."

"Yeah, but I never felt like it was final until now."

"Yea," she nodded, "I hear you."

He kissed her on the lips and held her waist, "love you," he stood up, "im going to pack."

| Days Later - Italy |

They'd arrived and gotten themselves settled. That same evening, they had dinner at Maddox's Grandma's house. The next day, they went out for a walk. It wasn't Janine's first trip out of the country, but it was her first to Italy and she loved it.  Maddox hadn't been to italy since he was a teenager.  This was the perfect time to come back although,  the woman that he was with, he'd no longer be with after this trip most likely.

"I think we should have some cake," Janine was looking at a pastry shop they were walking past, "or a tart," she stopped, looking at the window, "or a muffin."

"What the fuck do you want woman?" He pulled her head to his chest and kissed the crown.

"Everything!" She was getting excited, "no. A tart. With the pretty fruit on top. Is it sweet?" She broke away from him and went inside, "I want this," she said in Italian and pointed to it, then to a muffin repeating the same thing, then to a slice of cake, "what kind is that? I can't have coconut," she told Maddox in Italian.

"I know babe, don't get it.  Try the strawberry and blue berry tart," he responded in Italian.

"But I think that cake might be worth dying over." She looked up at him, then looked around some more. They finally left the shop with 2 pieces of cake, neither coconut, 2 fruit tarts and 1 muffin. "This is my dinner. I WANT THAT!" She'd walked away again. A couple of hours later and Janine purchased a vintage tea kettle, venetian glass earrings, bottle openers with the Pope's face on them, lace ... Just lace. She had no idea what she wanted with it but it was pretty and she wanted it. And a carnival mask. After the last thing she bought, she'd tried on the mask and as she took it off, there was Doc. Across the street. And the mutherfucker had the audacity to stroll through town after all the shit he left her with. Did Maddox see him? Should she say something? He was hiding so maybe she shouldn't but she was itching to. Still, she looked down at her bags, "I think i have everything." Then turned to go in the opposite direction.

"Hold on, I need to get my Nonna some candles from this place up here. I told her i would," maddox turned around holding most of Janine's bags and heading in the direction she was leading him away from.

"There's a place down here ..." She was desperately pointing in the other direction. Finally, she went and walked along side him, then stopped him, "let's take a picture."

"Janine in a second, damn.." he put his arm around her and turned almost right into his father. It was like he got socked in the face. He looked Doc square in the eyes, then down to his feet and walked right around him, "they should really work on cleaning the bums off the street ..." he said to janine and to no one in particular.

Janine sighed and walked with Maddox, glancing back at Doc, then back to Maddox, "how about we go drop this stuff off and relax on a gondola for a while?"

"That's fine, but damn woman, let me get these damn candles" he walked into the shop. Janine stayed put as Doc walked up to her from behind.

"May I help you?" She asked in Italian as to not blow his cover.

As soon as she turned around. He hugged her, and said into her ear, "i miss you, im proud of you, stay strong," he kissed her temple and walked away.

Janine held her breath and watched him walk away. She wished she'd said something to him. She wished she'd hugged him back. She wished she'd said 'thanks.' She just wished. Janine looked up at the sky, nearly at the sun, in an effort to keep the waterworks from starting but was unsuccessful. She walked away a little down the strip, in the opposite direction, hoping to give herself time to breathe before Maddox came out looking for her. When he did, she held her phone up and took a picture of him, then showed it to him, only to distract him from her face since she wasn't sure what she looked like at the moment. "How many did you get?" Looking at the bag.

"Ten," he smiled and kissed her, "whats wrong? You got the, 'I just ugly cried look in your eyes." He sat the bags down and pulled her into his body to look at her, "and tell the truth."

She immediately laughed and put her face on his chest, and put her arms around him, "he just told me to stay strong and then I crumbled like a child."

He rolled his eyes, she couldnt see, "why are you crumbling? You should always stay strong. You dont need him to tell you that."

"Because their is a huge part of me that constantly needs his approval. I like to know what he thinks of me. It's important."

"What do YOU think of you? " He rubbed her back

"I don't like me at all. Not anymore."

"Why not baby? You are amazing" he rubbed the back of her head, "you are everything"

"Everything except a real person," she let go of him, took a few bags from him and started walking again. "Now i just have to figure out how to become a real person while I have this job. I may know where to start."

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Doc's Little Girl - 6

| 1 Week Later |

"Are you coming home as scheduled?" Janine was talking to Doc on the phone, "I've been in this house even though I don't need to be. Did you notice?"

"Yes, i also noticed that maddox has been there often.  No fucking in common areas."

"We didn't! I wouldn't do that!"

"You guys like each other?"

"Hmmm, I don't know." She shrugged and looked up at the camera as if he were watching, "I don't know how to tell ... I should probably just ask."

"That question was directed at you. I know my son likes you since hes always around you."

She shrugged again, still looking at the camera, "maybe he's bored. But yea ... I like him."

"You're impossible." Shaking his head, "ignoring a man's word about his own son. And another thing. If he's bored. He doesn't have to travel  out there for a friend. He's good looking and he could see multiple women and have them know about it without a problem. Ask him, but i know JR."

Smiling, "okay. I'm listening. I'll be waiting when you get here, don't make me come get you. I know where you are," she hung up and then died laughing.

Janine froze. The phone started ringing. Janine saw the phone call and sighed, then stomped and screamed out loud, then answered, "DADDY!" She sung.

"What did i tell you would happen if I found out you were snooping? "

"That ... I'd have ... to ... move out?" She said slowly as if she were in disbelief. Yea, she knew but still. She didn't think he'd enforce that.

"Exactly, you have 2 weeks.." he hung up his  phone and turned it off.

| 1 Week Later |

Doc returned and Janine was in the process of packing. She met him at the door and faked sad eyes, "I found a place."

"Good.." he walked passed her, still wearing the weight of his trip on his shoulders.

"You're gonna miss me?"

"I'll be fine..." he spoke honestly, "but the moment i cant trust you to do as i say, you gotta go."

She poked her bottom lip out, "okay ... okay ... Fine ... Okay," she just kept on mumbling but followed him, "are you okay?"

"I am fine, but im sick of all you muthafuckas being sneaky." Doc looked crazy for the first time around Janine. He was pacing and looking around as if for someone to choke. "I never in my life yelled or cussed at you or even wanted to, but right now. I want you the FUCK out of my face!" Of course, he was angry about his what his trip meant for the future and taking it out on her. Yes, he was pissed at her for snooping, but needed to get this off his chest.

She blinked, her eyes oversized, but didn't flinch. "I'm sorry," she said in Italian, "there's a bottle of scotch and a glass on your desk. I forgive you," she said as she walked away. As soon as she was in the clear, she cried.

Doc then slammed the door behind her and picked up the phone and called his brother Constantine.

"What?" Constantine answered.

"Fuck you." Doc hung up.

Doc was ready to do what he had to to free himself. Distancing himself from his family wasn't working and he needed to take more drastic action. He called a family friend. Walter Bovin answered his cell, "everything alright, Maddox?" I heard about Russia."

"I need a favor."


"I need to get out. Of the Business and I need your help. Help me figure out my options."

"Only one permanent solution that you know. Or ... We could take a chance with a new identity. If you move home to Italy, it will work out better for you. Sicily even better. The island is Agnello owned, you could rest easily."

"Ill take a chance on the 2nd..."

"Alright. I can get everything you need to retire safely to you in a week. In the meantime ... What will you do about your son and daughter?"

"Janine will be moved out of the house by next week and Maddox is oblivious to everything."

Walter sighed, "who will take your place?"

"Ive been training Maddox since he was  18 years old, but Janine has the stomach for it. Janine."

He sat for a minute and weighed the pro's and con's but Doc was right. "You'll tell them about this decision?"

"I will tonight.." he sat on the phone for a minute just talking other details and then hung up.

| That Night |

Doc sat in front of Maddox and Janine. Trying to figure out the best way to say it, when Janine cut in,  "I'm not pregnant if that's what this is about." Janine started when Doc was taking his time.

Doc rolled his eyes, as did Maddox, "So you two know ive been training you guys in preparation for taking over the business."

Maddox nodded. "Yea." Janine respond.

"Well its that time.  I want out and im going to iron out the necessary details to make that happen."

Janine frowned a little, "Okay ..." then she looked at Maddox.

"I cant tell either of you where im going, and you wont be able to come with me. I just need to know who wants to run the business."

Janine's arm shot up, then she registered what he said and slowly put her arm down, "why can't you tell me where you're going? What if I want to come visit? What if I get married in 20 years and you're still gone? What am i supposed to do then?" Her mouth kept running, "No. You stay here."

"Look, it's just the way it is," he looked at Janine.

"So this is how its gonna be. This the reason you broke ma's heart?" Maddox looked at him with a straight face.

Doc nodded.

"I .. I ... I don't understand. You kicked me out because I was snooping and now you're ... DISAPPEARING YOURSELF?!" Janine balled her fists up and then sat on them.

"Better I told you then just leaving, right?"

"Say something!" Janine snapped at Maddox.

"Ok so calm the fuck down!" He snapped at Janine, "you think im gonna give him a reaction?" He looked to Doc, "the only gotdamn reason i got into into this shit was to be closer to you! Because when you did this  AND the police force  you never had time for me. As far as im concerned, Janine can have it and you can fuck yourself," Maddox stood and stormed out.

Doc stood but didnt chase him and then sat back down as he heard Maddox's car speed off

With that, Janine immediately started crying, "is this because I snooped? I'm sorry. I'll do whatever I can to earn your trust back. I don't want you to leave."

"Janine, that never bothered me. You didnt find anything I didn't want you to find.  This is how it has to be, i just didnt feel right not saying goodbye."

Now what could she say to that. Absolutely nothing. She just looked at him with those sad eyes, then took a breath, "when are you leaving?"

"Soon ..." he stood and walked over to sit next to her, putting his arm around her.

"You'll keep tabs on me, right?"

"Of course, on everyone..."

"Oh," she nodded slowly and put her head on his shoulder, "are you gonna miss me at all?"

"Yes, but you will be fine. You are a survivor.  Maddox will be fine, just pissed at me his entire life. I love his mother and she is the love of my life. Everything ive done this far, is to protect her."

"Why can't you take her with you?"

"This is just how it has to be. No one in the business knows i have a wife or children. I want to keep it that way."

"Fine. Okay."

"Thank you.. i love you.." he pat her head, stood and walked away.

| Days Later |

Janine was in the process of moving her stuff out. It wasn't like she could get some movers so she had a few guards help her take stuff. When she'd spent a considerable amount of time putting things together in her place, she went back home, "it's set ... Do you want to see it?" She didn't get a response, "Doc?" Then went to his office. He'd slipped away while she was moving. She left the house and went to Maddox's. He wasn't home so she sat in her car across from his apartment, in her usual spot, and waited for him.

Maddox pulled up and got out of his car, be began walking toward his apartment. Janine got out of her car, locked it and silently followed him up. "Janine, what did i tell you about stalking me? You have my number, we fuck, just call me. He said without looking back at her."

"I was only waiting for you!"

"Sure, what do you want?"

She shrugged, "nothing. I just ... Wanted to ... Come over ...?"

"Ok," he unlocked his door and stood back so she could walk in, "come in."

She smiled and walked in, then sat down on his couch, "what'd you do today?"

"Class and make lunch for my ma and sister." He shut the door, "you?"

She shook her head, "finished moving."

"How do you like your new place?"

She shrugged, "I can sleep there."

"Good ... sit," he nodded to the love seat where he was about to sit himself.

She moved to the specified spot of the loveseat and sat on her hands. Janine didn't know what to say. She didn't have a plan when she showed up, just to sit around she figured. "I'm thinking of getting a cat and a dog."

"Dog ... love dogs. I have one," he sat back and pulled Janine into his body, "you look good today."

She figured that wouldn't be the best time to tell him she killed the dog Doc let her have when she was 11. "Thanks." Gingerly, she rested her hands out in the open.

"When are you gonna stop being so damn awkward? You know i like you right?"

"Yea." She said without hesitation. Doc had told her so so it had to be true. "It's not you. I have a wall."

"What for? Im a good fuckin dude," he paused, "the kinda dude that likes that physical attention.  Im very sexual ... i could fuck you silly, i just choose to give you a break."

"Thank you," and she actually meant it, then laughed a little, "I was told to have a wall. I already had one but it I needed a better one. I'll adjust," she looked at him, "i will."

"Ok. .. you chill with Sasha still?"

"Yea. I tried to get her to help me pick out furniture online but she didn't like that. She MADE me go to a furniture store. I hate shopping."

He laughed, "good, you need to get out and learn people skills."

"Oh no, I can't do that."

"You're doing it right now."

"You're different."

"How so?"

"You know how all this can affect a person. I don't have to explain it to you. I can talk to you. Now that I'm in charge ..." She shrugged, "I'll be as isolated as ever so it's best not to get used to people."

"I guess. Well, I dont want no part of it, so if you could ... for me ... Act as normal as you can, please."

Smiling, "I can."

"Thank you... just tired of that shit, and ready to get back to who I am."

"Who is the Maddox that's not in the business?"

"Im not serious about every damn thing. However i have a temper, but im caring, thoughtful, protective."

Janine nodded, "So where is this dog? Is it big?"

"At the groomer, he's a great Dane, his name is Kunta."

Janine turned her lip up and just looked at him.

"What?!" He smirked.

"That's ridiculous."

"How do you figure? Roots is my favorite movie."

"Never seen it."

"Then what is that reaction to the name?"

"It being ridiculous. And racially charged ... Which I don't care about but still ..."

"If youve never seen the movie, how would you know its racially charged? Plus, its my fuckin dog. You get a dog and call him or her what the fuck you want," he said with a smile.

"Uh ... okay. You're odd."

He just scoffed, "you definitely cant talk."

"I guess you're right." She paused, "yea you're right. You like being right. Don't you?"

"Sometimes, but i do enjoy a good debate," he pulled her thigh over his leg.

"Cause you like to talk. Will you go with me to find a cat? A stray is fine."

"Alright," he nodded and moved her leg. "I have a friend who collects strays. Sounds weird but she's good with them and they're all well taken care of," he pulled her to her feet.

"A friend who collects strays ..." She looked up at him, "interesting hobby."

"Shes one of those people who believes she can save the world."

"Light skinned and thick?"

"Yeah?" He looked at her suspiciously.

"I know who you're talking about. She looks like the type. Making dresses all day and such, then saves an animal."

"How do you know her?" He sighed, "nevermind.." he rolled his eyes, "yeah she's a really sweet girl."

"I liked her more than Colette. She was too old for you anyway."

He shook his head, "Colette was just someone i fucked anyways and age is only a number."

"Her voice was annoying. I heard her at the coffee shop talking on the phone. Bragging about sex with a younger man. Ugh. I almost cut her throat."

"Why were you following her.." he stopped and looked at her. That shit will get old with him.

"That was 2 years ago. Jesus."

"Fuck, Janine, are you following anyone else in my life?"

"Not since we went out."

"Ok," he pulled her face to his and kissed her lips, "good, thank you."

Monday, January 11, 2016

Doc's Little Girl - 5

| Next Day |

Janine came down for breakfast, smiling and grabbing the first thing she saw to eat. She joined Doc at the table, "morning!"

"Morning. Why so cheery?"

She tried to figure out the best way to tell a father figure that she got laid. "We had a nice time last night. Maybe I've turned a corner with Maddox."

"Ok?" He raised a brow, "did my son deflower you?"


"Ugh gross.." Doc frowned and even gagged.

She laughed way too hard, "that's your fault. I was trying to be subtle."

"Im not surprised, the kid is charming."

"So am I!" She was almost offended he didn't recognize her charm as well.

"Please ... You have a cute face, sweetheart ... and a lot of other things I'd like to not mention, but the kid is not blind."

"okay okay. Back to a previous conversation ... Do you WANT me to move out?"

"I dont care if you stay, but I believe you should get your own place."

"Well ... I ... Like ... You being here. Since I was here my whole life up until last year with a nanny I didnt like."

"I understand."

"Is their no way I can just ... Co exist with you here as an adult?"

"I have already said you can stay here."

"I mean ..." She just started eating, "okay. Awesome. I'll suit up when I finish."

"Good... so im going on a business trip for 3 weeks "

"I'm going with you."

"No you're not."

"Yes I am," Janine countered, "it's too dangerous right now."

"Exactly why you're staying here. You dont call the shots. I do."

"Stay here and do what? Protect the house?"

"Sure or call Maddox or Sasha over. Be a regular 21 year old." Doc suggested.

Freedom. That appealed to her but she wasn't buying it. Doc always had plans on plans. "Maybe ... Where are you going though?" She'd just find out later.

"Where are you going?" He mocked her. Incredulous. "When did you become so damn nosey?"

"I want to make sure you're safe, Doc."

"Thank you ..." he paused, "look i love you, YOU ARE my daughter and i would fuckin die for you, but you gotta get a fuckin grip. Everything that i do ... isnt your damn business and i need you to learn to stop asking."

"Okay," she mumbled. Not defeated, but pretended to be so. She would snoop as soon as she could. WHo was he to not even answer her damn questions? When she finished her food, she left the table to get ready to do a job.

Doc rolled his eyes, "just so you know if any thing of mine is out of place because you were being nosey. You will have to move out.." he yelled after her.

She immediately giggled, "okay!"

| 1 Week Later |

Janine was laying on the couch, sharpening a knife when Maddox walked in. He saw Janine laying on the couch and sat at her feet, "yo."

"Hi. What's up?" She looked at him and continued sharpening.

"Nothin,  this all you been doin all day? "

"This. Meditating. Snooping. Working out. Yea."

He put his hand on her thigh, "workout? Why didn't you just call me over?"

"I was trying to see if I could deal with living alone."

"Even when you live alone, you have company over," he scooted closer to her and pulled her feet to his lap.

"Yea. You're right." She nodded and put the knife down, "What are you doing today?"

"Chillin with you... thats why im here. Pops said you were here alone and i told him I'd come keep you company"

"Thank you. What's college like? Real college."

"College is chill. I really enjoy it on one side but im glad i graduate this summer. You should go and experience it. It'll  teach you some people skills."

"Yea. I have 2 degrees already but yea, I just wanna go and try to be normal. I don't know. I don't like to study. Sick of all the studying."

"Studying is my favorite part, but then again im a history minor and a business major. I love knowledge."

"It's horrible... All the languages I had to learn on top of school work. I cried a lot my teenage years," she smiled, "I almost killed myself once."

"What the fuck,  why?"

"Just angry. I was 15. I'd conquered Spanish, Italian, and French. Doc wanted me to learn German next. Anyway ... I told him I'd learn it faster if I could go to a real class and be around other people. I started screaming and throwing shit. I just wanted out of the house is all. The backyard didn't count. I was sick of being grounded for life so I cut up my wrists. Doc was pissed," she laughed.

"That's not funny." He shook his head, "i never went through that teenage angst bullshit," he massaged her feet.

"You have great parents. You were normal."

"I did. .. but you had my father and he was great to you?"

"I had a nanny up until last year. Your dad would come a couple times a week for training until he moved in here. I wish he could have been here the whole time. I understand he couldn't but it would have been nice." She paused, "he was great when he was here." Nodding.

"What was up with your nanny?"

"Doc needed someone here with me at all times. Especially when I was little. She was a nanny and a tutor. She wasn't big on affection. I tried to like her but she made it clear it was a job to her, that She didn't like me and that was the attitude I should adopt. I hug doc. That's all. I don't touch people and don't want them touching me." She paused, "You're okay."

"Oh? Because i can stop."

"It's okay. Feels nice. Thanks."

"I cant believe you were a virgin for so long. That shit went out the door for me at 13 years old."

"I wasn't allowed around anyone other than whoever doc brought here ... And of course, when I was out on jobs." She sat up and folded her legs up close to her chest. "Tell me about your job."

Maddox was in the middle of rubbing her feet as she pulled away so he just rested his hands in his lap, "which one? The one my dad is training me for?"

"No. Your regular job."

"School is my regular job..."

"Oh ... okay. I never got to follow you during the day. I just thought you had a regular job."

He shook his head, "you really gotta learn to be a real girl. Stalking is not attractive."

"I know," she nodded, "or at least I just found out a few weeks ago," she chuckled. "If I move out ... IF ... I'll get friends maybe. I'd rather stay here but Doc wants to keep me locked up if I stay here. And look at me ... he's not even here to watch me and I'm still in the house."

"And thats why he trusts you, so keep it that way. Be careful who you call your friend though," he adjusted his man package with one hand and slipped his opposing hand under one of his ass cheeks. He was so horny. He just was hoping her weird ass would reciprocate.

Nodding, "true." She raised an eyebrow at his movement, then smirked, "do you hate my hair? When it's curly ..."

"Nah i like it better than your straight hair. If i wanted to date a white girl, I'd date a white girl."

Janine narrowed her eyes. She was gonna give Sasha a really good tongue lashing, "okay ... That makes me happy."

"What was that look?"

"I was told that my curly hair could possibly be seen as a turn off because I'll look too young."

"Hmm, i think your actions and you not knowing where to place your hands when i am clearly flirting with you is what makes you seem young. The straight hair makes you look older and it was sexy, but being that I'm a man from the south. Im attracted to those cornfed black women. With a fat ass and a nice rack, but also, natural hair as long as the shit dont look dry and unkempt."

"Mine is moisturized and really soft!" She'd perked up and then calmed herself, "so that's what you're doing ... Flirting with me ... I'm so stupid," she laughed and shook her head, "let's go upstairs. Doc's got cameras down here."

Chuckling, "yeah, that's what im doing" he stood up and followed her upstairs.