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By Joannie Kay
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"Rats and damnation!" Jacob swore under his breath as he heard a key entered into the lock on the front door of the small apartment. He quickly looked around for a place to hide before Quincy Darles discovered him lurking inside the bedroom. The only window inside the room boasted a small air conditioning unit, and was, therefore, excluded as a possible escape route. Jacob made his way to the closet, buying a few precious seconds, and then quickly remembered the opening in the ceiling of the closet. He didn't waste time with himself debating the advisability of reaching up and removing the wood piece covering the opening, and just that quickly he was using his powerful upper body strength to hoist himself up into the attic above the apartment. He barely had time to replace the covering before the closet door opened below him.
Darles swore when his cell phone rang, but he answered it with a menacing growl, "Yeah?" Jacob couldn't make out what was being said on the other end, but Darles replied, "I'll be there at midnight, and we'll deal with that bastard James. I'm going to catch some Z's in the meantime, so don't call unless the sky is falling. Got that?" He listened again, and said, "Yeah, yeah. 'Bye..." He snapped the cell phone shut and within a very short time Jacob heard the man snoring. "Great!" he whispered under his breath. How in hell was he to get out of here now? He couldn't risk waking Darles. Jacob's dark eyes were already adjusted to the cramped dark space, and he easily found the penlight he always carried and looked about for some way to escape. He was shocked to realize he could see beyond Darles' apartment, and immediately surmised the attic area was completely open above the apartments below and
He'd picked this time of day for his work since the occupants of the apartments were all at work and there was less chance of discovery. Two seconds later he opened the closet door and . but Jacob preferred doors and picking locks to crawling through dusty attics that showed how cheaply the apartments were built. and silently made his way across the attic to the apartment next door. and lightly dropped to the carpeted floor. Jacob shook his head when he realized how easy it was to get from one apartment to another and swore that no member of his family would ever live in one of these places! It wasn't safe! He quietly lifted the covering from the hole cut in the ceiling of the closet. no matter the amount of the rent paid to live in them.7/319 covered the entire building! Ever so slowly. Jacob rose as much as his six foot seven inch frame would allow. and found the small covering over the opening in the closet of that unit.
I won't hurt you. and she was scared out of her mind at the moment. Still. "Baby. Kari struggled. his large hand covering her mouth as he forced her down on the bed. trying to get free. she continued to fight him. I'm not going to hurt you!" Jacob whispered. She couldn't be more than twenty years old. shhhhh! Stop struggling. terrified he was going to rape her! "Sweetheart. I swear!" he said as convincingly as he could. trying to calm the pretty young woman.8/319 stopped in his tracks! The woman who lived in the small apartment was home! Kari Morgan suddenly sensed she wasn't alone in the bedroom and was very aware she was standing there completely nude! She grabbed for her nightgown and hastily pulled it on before whirling to see a very tall man standing in front of her closet looking at her with large brown eyes! She opened her mouth to scream but the man was on her before she could make a sound. despite the fact she .
. She left work early because she was feeling like hell.. And now she feared she was going to be sick all over the place. "Sweetheart. "I am NOT going to harm you." he repeated himself. it is important that you listen to me. and the man had his hand over her mouth! "Sweetheart. Please settle down now and just listen. Kari was not going to let him have his way with her! She didn't want her first time to be like this! She continued to fight with all she had. well aware she was trying to bite his hand again. do NOT bite me again unless you want me to set your bottom on fire!" He saw her green eyes widen. And. "I won't hurt you.. limiting her movements even more. but she was running out of strength.9/319 didn't stand a prayer of escaping whatever he intended to do." Jacob held her a bit tighter. and she'd wanted nothing more than to crawl in her bed. do not bite! I'll spank you if you bite again!" he promised as he felt his temper flare just a bit.
"Poor baby. "You're burning up." Keri was mortified. . It'll be all right. You are literally burning up. Her eyes were glazed with fever. but the intruder gently lifted her and helped her put toothpaste on her toothbrush.10/319 and he suddenly realized her skin was burning. he jumped up and picked her up and carried her to the bathroom just in time for her to be ill. sweetheart!" Jacob suddenly realized the look in her eyes for what it was. She hated being sick. she was too weak to get up off the floor. but to be sick in front of a man dressed all in black who was hiding in her closet to rape her was beyond words! It was just too bizarre! When she finally finished. and he feared she was having trouble breathing. He held her long red hair out of the way. I promise. and without giving the matter another thought.
"Get into bed now. Keri brushed. "Don't!" Her eyes filled with tears and she started to cry." he kept an arm around her waist to steady her. crying. and Jacob simply picked her up again and placed her on the mattress. stalling the inevitable.11/319 "Brush the taste out of your mouth." "No!" she pleaded. and she was shivering uncontrollably. Her head ached unbearably.. and then I'll get you back in bed. He pulled the sheet and blanket over her.. When he filled a paper cup with water." Jacob felt guilt wash over him for frightening her so badly. but felt so weak she wanted to die. baby. Is . Jacob picked her up and carried her back into the bedroom. "Don't cry. she swished and spit. He managed to pull down the blankets and then said calmly. She felt so helpless. sweetheart. sweetheart." She resisted. "Brush now. "I promise I won't hurt you.
baby. You're sick." He walked to the bathroom to look for a thermometer. Keri saw the frown on his face when he read her temperature. You're too weak for that. I just moved here and I don't know anyone at all. and then wanted to kick herself! She'd just told a rapist that she was all alone and no one would be checking on her! "Don't worry about it. found one immediately. "Is it high?" "Very. baby. or a sibling? A boyfriend?" "No.12/319 there someone I can call to come and help you? Your parents." Jacob said. Do you have a doctor I can call?" ." she admitted. and came back to the bedroom as she was trying to push down the blankets to get to her handbag and her cell phone to call for help. "Don't get up. he had the thermometer in her mouth. taking her temperature." Before she could protest. "I'll take care of you.
Thanks. She listened in dismay as he gave her address to the other person. Her temp is nearly one hundred and four!" Keri's eyes widened at that news. and then listened to some instructions." "I don't have any Tylenol. No wonder she was so weak and felt like she was going to die. much to her shock." "Jason said to give you some Tylenol to take down your temperature. bro." Jacob took out his cell phone." "Okay." Jacob smiled at her. I have a friend who is very ill. He returned shortly with two . and then headed for the bathroom once more.13/319 "No. "Hey. "I'll do that. and hit a number on speed dial. The call was answered right away. new in town. then." "That will have to do. He'll be here as quickly as he can get across town. I use regular aspirin. and she needs help right now. bro. I need you.
" he insisted. "I'm not drugging you. Now take them and stop being so suspicious. You rest. He held them out to her and she looked at him suspiciously. pushing her back down on her pillow and covering her once more. He'll know what to do to help you get better. He gave her .14/319 pills and a paper cup of water from the tap. I'll let Jason in when he gets here. "I'd probably shoot first." "Wouldn't you be suspicious if you found a stranger hiding in your closet?" she retorted angrily. "Now you rest until Jason gets here. sweetheart. These are aspirin from your own bottle." "Where will you be?" she asked worriedly. ask questions later. "Don't worry about me. sweetheart." he admitted with a grin as he watched her examine the aspirin and then taste one with her tongue before she swallowed them with some water.
or in case she tried to get out of bed. She needed that telephone right now! She was all alone in her apartment with a man .15/319 forehead a gentle kiss and said. but she was simply too weak. most especially me. She was too weak to try something like that. Keri tried to get out of bed. She wanted to make it on her own. but she'd told him that she couldn't afford the extra expense. and he didn't want her to fall and hurt herself. and refused his help when he offered to pay the bill for her. Her head and the rest of her body ached unbearably. baby. Her Dad had told her she needed to get a landline in her apartment and make sure she had a telephone beside her bed. but left the door open so he could hear her if she called out for help. "I promise you that you are safe. No one is going to harm you in any way while I'm here." He walked out of her bedroom. and she felt so helpless. but her Dad was right.
and just couldn't stop! She was so ill. She had less than thirty dollars cash on her.16/319 who was either a thief or a rapist! And. She only had one credit card. and without the least bit of hesitation. and terrified out of her mind! The first thing Jacob did when he left the redhead's room was to find her purse on the table beside the front door. The pretty little redhead . It didn't take him long to learn her name and where she was from before she came here. he dumped out the contents and went through everything in there. She certainly wasn't rich. and he nodded in approval when he decided that she paid her bill in full each month. and her checking account had approximately five hundred dollars. but according to her checkbook her bills were all paid. he'd called another man to come right on over! What would they do to her? Or with her? What if they were traders in the white slave market? Keri started crying again.
"No." "You know my name!" she wailed. sweetheart?" he asked. You're stuck with me. I wish you would simply go away!" she begged. "Your temperature is too high. handing her a box of tissues from her dresser. "Keri." Jacob said gently. "I can't leave you here alone while you're so ill. Keri was crying and trying to be quiet so he wouldn't hear her. and you might need to go to the hospital. feeling a bit sheepish.17/319 had a head on her shoulders. and then went to peek in the bedroom. He replaced everything in her purse. your Dad and Mom live too far away to get here today. "I looked in your handbag. ." "I'll call my Dad. "I know where you moved from." she said weakly. "Is there anything I can get you. that your bills are all paid up." he admitted.
insulted. but was unable to do so.18/319 and you like spearmint gum and orange Tic Tacs. Jacob tells me you're sick. and a doctor. the tall man was back with another man who was almost as tall! The contrast between them would have been laughable if she felt better and wasn't so darn frightened! One was dressed all in black. his words soft and soothing and she was surprised that she actually trusted him! "I'm Jason." he promised. and he went to answer the summons. Jacob is my big brother.. and the other all in white! "Hello.? We'll take care of you. "No!" Jacob denied. The doorbell rang. sweetheart. "Are you a thief?" she asked. A few seconds later. Keri tried again to get out of the bed. What's your name?" .. by the way." She paled considerably and the bright spots of fever on her cheeks were even more prominent.
" A few seconds later it was all done. and I won't poke you a bunch of times. Let's get your temp again." The next few minutes were spent doing all the normal things doctors do. she didn't mind so much. "You'll feel a little stick now. have nurses do for them. When he took out a swab for a culture." He was so fast that Keri didn't even realize he was ready to stick her until he said. she tried to scramble out of his reach. Keri decided that if Jason wasn't really a doctor then he was a very good actor.. "There. "I'm not going to hurt you. or rather. sweetheart. "I'm . Keri. and your BP and pulse. "Okay.19/319 "Keri.. that wasn't so bad. was it?" he smiled reassuringly." Jason said soothingly. I promise I'm very good at this. "I need to run a few tests to make sure I give you the right meds." she answered. but when he took out the tools necessary for a blood test.
he picked her up and sat down on the bed and bent her . and while I would normally just start you on pills.20/319 going to give you an injection. sweetheart. sweetheart. Jacob heard Keri's refusal. I want this to get into your blood stream immediately." "No." he announced as he took out a syringe and a bottle of medication. "This is an antibiotic. give the girl some privacy. will you!" "No! You are not going to give me any drugs!" Keri argued. Flip over. I won't! let you!" she shook her head and moaned when the movement made the room spin. "I'll be gentle. you are acting like a brat. Keri. and hurried back into the room to deal with the recalcitrant patient. "Young lady. It didn't take him long to prepare the shot. "Bro. and then added." Without another word. "I won't let you do that! Go away!" "It's an antibiotic." he ordered matter-of-factly." Jason said calmly.
Keri stilled immediately and just that quickly. She is terrified. and don't you dare tell me it's her fever. I've told her she is safe. "What were you doing in her closet?" Jason demanded. Jason. honey. No one is trying to harm you in any way. young lady!" he warned in a firm tone of voice. "You'll feel better soon. what is going on here?" Jason demanded of his older brother. Jacob stood and then tucked a sobbing Kari into bed again. and I came out of the closet and scared her. and then his dark eyes . "Settle down unless you want me to spank you thoroughly. A second later he pulled up her nightgown to bare her bottom for his brother." Jacob said defensively." "I didn't know she was here. "Why is this little girl so frightened. giving her wiggling bottom two sound spanks.21/319 over his knee. Jason gave her the injection. When Keri continued to struggle he put an end to it the only way that seemed to make sense." "Bro.
He's a cop." Jacob warned quietly.22/319 filled with comprehension. Bro. "Damn it. Bro." he grinned. "Did you at least tell this poor girl who you are and that you're not a rapist?" Jacob frowned. do you?" "I don't need backup. this idiot won't hurt you. "You are supposed to be on vacation!" "And?" "You're on a case. Unless you committed a crime. aren't you?" "Keep your voice down. I can call in and get some help. "Damn it. you have nothing to fear from him." Jason got to his feet to glare at his brother. you call this number and Ma will come and read him his rights before she smacks him down to her size. and if he gives you any trouble at all. and his name is Jacob Tobias. scribbling a number on the back of . and you don't have any backup. and if I do." "I don't like this. Jake! Sweetheart. you are on a job.
23/319 his own card. you really don't." ." "No. and he is officially your duly appointed nurse for the next few days. I want you to stay in bed. Jake?" "No. Nothing else until we talk. and if you get up to go to the bathroom. He's on vacation. call me right away. but you don't want her nursing you. and if it goes up. Take her temperature. too hard on her stomach. "Jake." Jason said firmly. you ask Bro for help. I'd send for Ma. shaking his head vigorously. and if you feel any worse." Jacob agreed. Drink lots of water and juice. "I'll make a run to the store and get some stuff for you and be right back. You call if Keri needs me. sweetheart. let me know. chicken broth or Jell-O. if our patient gets hungry. does she. Did you give her the Tylenol?" "All she has is aspirin. no matter what time it is. and rest. "My number is on the front.
do you want a spanking?" he asked. "Sweetheart." He left the room. and you have Ma's number if he doesn't. Bro. Do you need anything special?" "No. Keep her in bed. Bro will take good care of you. only to find his patient half out of bed. reaching her side in less than two seconds flat. Just something to eat. Instead. I don't know what Keri has in her kitchen. Take her temperature every hour. and push liquids. "She's sick. he looked at Keri and said. I'll be back in a few minutes with food and Tylenol." Jacob said gratefully. sweetheart. Jake. Jason started to say something else but changed his mind when he saw the stubborn set of Jacob's jaw. . "Rest now.24/319 "I will. Jacob behind him." Jason left and Jacob went back to the bedroom. Thanks.
She took one step and the room started spinning and she would have fallen if he hadn't been prepared and caught her. sat her down. but he didn't have any confidence that she would. "Good. if you even try to stand up before calling me to help you. I'll expect you to act like an adult and obey me then. and said. He carried her to the bathroom. I am going to give you a spanking. but. "You heard Jase. sweetheart. He shook his head and let her stand up on her own. Her legs felt like rubber.25/319 "No!" she denied." He stepped out of the room and waited for her to call him." "No I'm not!" she argued. Keri's head was spinning and ached abominably. "I want to go to the bathroom. and I do not want help!" she pouted. You are too weak to attempt this on your own. and she . "I'll give you your privacy." "I'm not a child!" she informed him.
"I'm going to get you some water to sip on. She really did need to call for help." Jacob was back in a heartbeat. Jacob checked on her a few minutes later and nodded. but she couldn't even get up off the toilet without help! The tears started again. It didn't take long for her to fall asleep. She said a few choice words." he promised." Keri didn't argue. I'll wake you later for some broth and orange juice.26/319 was so tired she wanted to cry. and that make her mad. At least she wasn't afraid of him . or that Jason was a doctor. She was too tired for that. Your body needs some rest. and he lifted her and carried her back to bed. and then did just that. "I can't get up by myself. She didn't know whether or not to believe that Jacob was a policeman. and then called out. "I'll get you a washcloth to wash your hands. baby. and then you'd better go to sleep. They could both be lying and just trying to get her well so they could kidnap her. mindful of her modesty.
27/319 any longer.. "And we need to tell Jenna not to even think of moving into an apartment until we check it out first. but he also brought the things he thought his brother would need. a gallon of milk. He had all the necessary items for Keri. and Jacob had to admit he outdid himself. vanilla ice cream. There was also a fried chicken dinner for him to eat later." Jacob told his brother. This place is not safe. Jason. He liked to play against the clock these days. Jason returned. He'd been addicted to those since they were kids. and a package of Fig Newtons. Thanks. "You did great.. so he could brush his teeth and shave and shower." "What is this case you're on? Is Keri involved or in danger?" he asked directly. and . next to a killer. Best of all was a book he'd been wanting to read... too. and a book of cryptograms to solve. Jason brought him some personal items. "She just made the mistake of moving in here. and his favorite drink.
and when I touched her I realized she was burning up." "The attic is open from one end of the building to the other. Anyone could get into any apartment in this building from up there.. 'Sorry." "Jenna is too independent to ask her older brothers to look at an apartment first. and made my way next door.. never dreaming Keri was home.28/319 I'm going to insist Keri move elsewhere the very minute she is well enough to do it. wrong apartment. I came out of the closet. That's what I did when my suspect came home when I was searching his apartment." . and let myself down. She works all day. "I had to keep her from screaming.' and walk out the door. I couldn't just say. "What's wrong with these apartments? They're brand new and look great. honey." Jason predicted." he explained. I went up through the opening in his closet.
"Nothing. "Sweetheart." They said goodbye and Jacob put away the groceries before going to check on his patient. you did the right thing to call me. Bro. and move her out when she's well enough to leave.29/319 "No. I'll keep Keri safe. too. When he reached the bedroom he shook his head and said. you need your bottom spanked. Bro." "I do not!" Keri defended herself. What can we do about this guy next door?" he asked. She moved as quickly . "I am an adult and I can do as I please!" she argued." Keri's green eyes widened when he slowly crossed the room towards the bed she was half in and half out of. and what I please right now is to take a naughty little brat over my knee and spank her for not listening to what the Doctor told her to do and obeying him. "I am an adult. and I can do as I please.
.30/319 as possible to get back in bed and pulled the blankets up to her chin for protection.
I am not a rapist. and it stopped him in his tracks. I am a police officer. and this close. but that is exactly the way Kari Morgan was looking at him. I have no intention of harming you. "to a stay in the hospital with an IV hooked .31/319 Chapter Two Kari was ill and weak and frightened. as if they would protect her from what he intended. Her green eyes filled with tears again as she looked at him. like my brother told you. You are seriously ill. I am not a thief. I know I frightened you earlier. For the last time now. and he is a doctor. Jacob Tobias wasn't used to having a pretty woman look at him with absolute terror in her eyes. and I am sorry as can be about that." he held his thumb and forefinger a scant inch apart. and the big man approaching her looked fully capable of carrying out his threat to spank her! "Please don't!" she whispered as she pulled the blankets up even more. "Sweetheart.
32/319 up to you so you get liquids and meds to take that temperature down.. Kari. and if you were my little sister. and I don't have a lot of patience. "However." He saw her relax just a bit and then said. You are new in town and you don't have anyone here to help you. I would want someone to help you. I ought to set your butt on fire right now. sweetheart.. Ma didn't raise me that way. Try getting out of bed again. I won't leave you to fend for yourself. That is all I am trying to do.. and that.. is exactly what you are going to do. Jase said you are to stay in that bed and rest and drink liquids. but I'm a nice guy and I owe you a reprieve for scaring you half to death when I came out of your closet earlier. and I promise you a spanking you'll remember for . I am not a nurse or a doctor like Jase. so you're going to get lucky this one time. I'm a cop. It really pisses me off when I'm trying to help someone and they won't listen to me.
"What is your Dad's telephone number. and she refused to think about that! Jacob took out his cell phone and asked in a firm tone. Got it?" he asked. please! He'll worry!" Her green eyes were wide. .. surprised by her reaction. don't call him. He meant it! He really would spank her if she defied him again! She'd never been spanked in her entire life..." she tried to smile. Jacob! This would be enough to make him insist I move home. Kari?" "Oh. "You don't know my Dad. but nodded.33/319 the rest of your natural life. and I don't want to do that!" "You're twenty-two years old. Her head was pounding and she felt awful." Jake said. Kari swallowed hard.. "You don't know him. but it was too much effort. he can't make you move home. except for that one time.
Keith Morgan?" he asked." His voice was soft.34/319 "You need to rest. He turned on her laptop." she whispered. Kari hasn't been in an accident. Without any qualms whatsoever he called the man. Remember. Whatever the doctor gave her was taking effect and she had to sleep. you keep your little butt in this bed unless you want a spanking.. "Mr. and once he had confirmation. but I thought it best to let you know that she is ill and I am . Jacob left the door to her bedroom open and went into the living room. he continued. No sir. his tone professional as possible. "I don't. Kari. "Close your eyes. but firm.." Jake said firmly. and go to sleep. the tears in her eyes telling him she was close to her breaking point. and within a short time he had her cell phone records and her Dad's telephone number. "This is Lieutenant Jacob Tobias with the Oak Tree Police Department. and then she found it impossible to keep her eyes open.
35/319 caring for her.. and said she will be fine in a day or two. He came and treated her. She's on bed rest. and Tylenol for the temperature. sir. "Jase is going to come back and check on her later. doing his best to calm the man and let him know he didn't need to drive all night to get here. I called my brother. or a doctor. knowing it was the absolute truth. and lots of liquids.. and reminded him . Keith thanked him for calling. and I give you my promise that I won't leave her alone until she is well enough to take care of herself. Jason Tobias. Jase said. who is a Doctor at Oak Tree Memorial Hospital. antibiotics. I found her running a high temperature. My Ma would have my hide if I did something like that. "I'll have Kari call you as soon as she wakes up." he added with a grin." he assured the man that his daughter was being cared for." Keith Morgan had a lot of questions and Jake answered openly and honestly. and when she told me she didn't have family here.
but Jake would bet everything he owned that the man was already packing a bag and planning to make the long eight hour drive to get here as quickly as possible. The trouble was that he hadn't meant anyone yet who he . Jacob went and checked on his patient and was relieved to find her sleeping soundly. It was what he would do if he received a call like that from a man he didn't know claiming to care for his loved one! Kari was not going to be happy with him. feeling just a bit guilty. He'd learned a long time ago that a spanking worked better than pleading and arguing. he would keep his promise..36/319 to have Kari call when she woke up. but if she tried to get out of that bed before Jase said it was okay to do so. He knew he didn't have any right to spank her.. Jake promised he would. and then hung up. Calling Kari's Dad was the right thing to do. Just like he would if it was his kid sister Jenna.
Jake's biggest problem right now was Quincy Darles. Yes. in this situation with Kari. His investigation was on hold for now. Which brought up another question. they weren't luxurious... In fact. but. Jacob couldn't help smiling at the frustration Darles would feel when 'James' didn't show up at the appointed meeting place tonight. She'd probably never want to see him again once she was well. but it was out of the question now that he had little Kari to take care of.. He had expected to follow the man tonight... it seemed the natural way to settle her down. it was kind of funny to know that he was right next door to Quincy Darles apartment. and very nice. these apartments were brand new.37/319 cared enough to take over his knee and spank them to insist they work together to make a relationship work. Why on earth was Darles living here when he could afford to live anywhere he pleased? It didn't make sense... and Darles made a lot of . But..
That might be even safer. and Jake was puzzled. His Ma wouldn't let anything happen to the little redhead when he was on a case. It just didn't fit. even if the apartment was new and clean and very nice? It wasn't typical behavior for a man like Quincy Darles.38/319 money.. Kari could be hurt or killed for no reason at all. Jake was going to move her out of here as soon as humanly possible. or to Ma's.. He . She was awake and looking around her as if she didn't know where she was. Jake heard movement in the other room and got to his feet and went to check on Kari again... Did Darles think that living in a normal neighborhood would protect him? Make him look less suspicious than living in an expensive condo or house? Why would he settle for a one bedroom apartment. even if he had to take her to his place. and it made Jake all the more suspicious of the man. It also put Kari at risk. If someone came looking for Darles and got the wrong apartment.
It's time for some Tylenol. She didn't know if she could even get out of bed because she felt so weak. now she didn't fear him so much. She didn't have to. sweetheart. and I want to see how you're doing. He read the thermometer and shook his head. You must feel like hell right now. The big man was still in her apartment! But. She thought about it. but not nearly enough. "Do you need to go to the bathroom?" he kept talking to her. Jacob picked her up and carried her to the bathroom. Does your head still hurt?" he wanted to know. "It's come down a little. and made her blush when he matter-of-factly pulled her . and then nodded. other than swatting her bottom so the other tall man could give her a shot." Kari looked up at him and was shocked to realize that her dream was so real.39/319 got the thermometer and approached the bed. and then closed her eyes. sweetheart. He hadn't hurt her. She simply nodded. "Let's take your temperature again.
giving her a bit of privacy. he wet a washcloth and brought it to her to wash her hands. As he did the other time. "Good girl. Her body hurt all over and all she wanted to do was lie down and go back to sleep. and she obeyed even though it took a lot of effort to drink the orange juice. and put them on her bedside table before going into the bathroom to carry her back to bed. but not until he warned her not to try and stand up by herself. Kari was too sick to argue." he promised. and then I'll let you sleep. Then he gave her the Tylenol. and she took them without fussing. Jase said so. Jake got the Tylenol and a glass of orange juice for Kari.40/319 nightgown up in back before sitting her on the toilet seat! He left the bathroom then. She tried to hand the juice back to him. As if she could! Her legs were like rubber. sweetheart." Jake said . "You need liquids. but he shook his head. Try to drink all of this juice.
Kari wasn't any worse. and he would remain impersonal and regard her in the same way he would his little sister. and Jake was worried about her. An hour later. If she wasn't a lot better soon. and it did.. but she wasn't in the best position to make decisions for herself. He remembered his Ma saying that would help once when Jenna was a little girl. he would put Kari in the bath tub. he promised himself. he would have to put her in the tub and give her a bath with ice cold water to bring the temp down. Kari's temperature was still high. and if the Tylenol didn't help enough. and then he made her comfortable as possible and let her go back to sleep...? No. but her temperature hadn't come down nearly enough yet. He was acting as a nurse. He could well imagine she wouldn't like that. In . Maybe he should just do that right now..41/319 in approval. Jake went into the bathroom and started filling the bathtub with cold water. he would wait an hour.
Jacob made sure he had a towel to wrap her in when he was done bathing her. I am your nurse right now. Remember.42/319 the hospital they would pack her in ice. and I'm not going to take advantage of you in any way. He also found one of those things women use to pull up their hair so it won't get wet. but Kari only had one tray of ice cubes in the freezer. so the cold water was next best. . your temperature isn't coming down like it should. and took it with him into the bedroom. I'm going to give you a bath to lower your temperature. "Sweetheart. from what Jase told him. He was up to something and she was sure she wasn't going to like it. "What are you doing?" Kari didn't like the look in Jacob's dark eyes." He waited for her reaction and it wasn't long in coming. I'm going to try something else to keep you from having to go to the hospital.
Kari. but could tell by her body language that he wasn't getting anywhere with her." he said. Ma would strip the hide off me. Jacob was a very strong man.43/319 "No you are not!" Kari immediately protested and she pulled the blankets up to her chin and glared at him. "No! I won't have it!" she protested. "You just go home and leave me alone!" she ordered. but it didn't do her a bit of good. "Please don't fight me. Kari slapped him in the face as hard as possible when he leaned down to pick her up. She was as weak as a kitten. and he easily pulled the blankets off of her. sweetheart. You are much sicker than you realize. I'm only doing what needs to be done. and I wouldn't leave my worst enemy alone in your condition. There was no way she would permit him to see her all naked! No way on earth! It was too humiliating to contemplate! "Get out now!" "I can't do that." He tried reasoning with her. but she managed to hit him hard enough that he .
44/319 cursed and grabbed his nose to see if it was broken or bleeding. he flipped her over on the bed. "I don't know why I'm acting so horrid!" "Because you're sick and you're half delirious because of your fever. he carried her into the bathroom and sat her on the toilet lid. I am trying to help you. who had never struck another human being in her entire life. not hurt you. and he gave her a dozen quick spanks. "I'm sorry!" she bawled. pulled up her gown to bare her derriere." In the next instant. and bringing her to tears of shame and remorse for her actions. little girl. Without another word. and then he leveled those dark brown eyes on her and she swallowed hard. making her bottom burn." Jake answered. feeling like an ass for spanking her while she was so ill. She'd crossed a line! She. He pulled her long red tresses up and . had dared to hit the biggest man she'd ever met! Was she completely insane? "That was uncalled for.
but he held her down. and he felt bad for her. pretend I'm a male nurse. "This will help. and ran it over her back and shoulders. I promise. She was shivering. My intentions ." he muttered in satisfaction. "There. Kari gasped when he unceremoniously pulled her nightgown over her head and dropped it on the floor. assigned to take care of you." She had her arms folded over her breasts. In the next second. trying to hide herself. Now try to tolerate this. "This water is freezing cold!" she tried to get up. This is necessary to keep you out of the hospital. now your hair won't get wet. sweetheart.45/319 wound the hair thingy around her hair a few times." He picked up the wash cloth he'd tossed in the water earlier. I won't keep you here long. "Sweetheart. You're just burning up. She gasped again. he picked her up and carefully sat her in the tub. "The water needs to be cold. I promise. sweetheart.
Kari's legs were so weak it was all she could do to stand there and when she thought she was going to fall she reached out and steadied herself on Jake. and I need to bathe your front. He looked at her and smiled. . Her breasts were firm and the nipples were puckered from the cold water and stood erect." he cajoled.. Finally. He tried to keep his eyes averted. and she felt weak all over. but damn! Kari Morgan was a lovely woman! He'd have to be blind to miss that.46/319 are pure. and he carefully lifted her wet body from the tub and stood her on the bathmat as he wrapped a soft white towel around her slender body. and gently pulled her arms down so he could run the wash cloth over her burning skin. too. he decided she'd had enough for now. She certainly didn't have need of a bra. Jake tried real hard not to notice how perfect her breasts were.. but it was hard to do as he cooled all of her skin.
careful to keep the wet towel from soaking her sheets. she decided. Better a burning bottom. "I'm going to take your temperature again." he said. and Kari tried hard . Her feelings were all a jumble. It looked comfortable.47/319 But was it from her illness. and she didn't know whether to cry or laugh or just melt against Jake. or just because he was so close and so very handsome? The man had spanked her. he would have injured her. and he quickly pulled it over her before taking away the damp towel. "Where do you keep your nightgowns. and he found a long tee in the drawer. she felt lucky that he'd flipped her over and spanked instead retaliating and slapping her in the face. Kari told him. but given the fact she'd slapped him so hard." he explained. She'd earned that spanking for being so impossible. With his large hands. Kari? The other one is wet. He solved the problem by carrying her back to her bed and sitting her down.
"Jacob. sweetheart. I've never done anything like that before. Jacob helped her and tucked her in. looking at her curiously to see what she wanted. "I am sorry I slapped you. sweetheart. ." The smile she gave him touched his heart and for the first time ever Jake wondered if he was actually in love! He was shaken." Kari sipped some of the water. and then I'll let you rest. "I want you to drink some water." Jake could see the truth in her green eyes and he came back to the bed to lean down and kiss her on the forehead. Her head was still pounding! "Much better. and quickly left the room before he made a fool of himself and proposed right then and there! Hell." he grinned at her after the thermometer beeped and he read the results. "You're forgiven. I don't hold grudges. but she really needed to sleep." she called to him as he was leaving the room. He turned around.48/319 to be a good patient.
. he said." "Nothing. "What's wrong with you..49/319 he didn't even know Kari Morgan! What was with him? Kari felt safe and protected. but cautioned Jake to keep an eye on Kari and call him if she got any worse.. and it was easy for her to believe the big man loved her. He was encouraged that Kari's temperature was lower now. Bro? You look like you haven't slept in days. just like he promised. and when she didn't have such a high temperature. but for now. . to check on his patient. When they were out in the living room again. Of course. she was being silly." "It's not nothing. too?" Jase wouldn't drop it. she would scoff at herself. Are you getting sick. it was nice to believe. and she went back to sleep with a smile on her pretty face.. Jason came by when he was through at the hospital.
It's hard to keep myself detached. Other than stuff that anyone could learn. I feel fine. Jacob Tobias wasn't easily embarrassed. You know I don't get sick very often. . another unusual occurrence. He simply nodded and said. family." he admitted sheepishly.. haven't you. politics." he grumbled. his face red. I don't know what she thinks of kids. She's beautiful. "Naw.. Kari is a pretty woman. religion. Damn it. "You've met the right one. Is it the guy next door?" Jase whispered. but I don't know the first thing about her. Hell.50/319 "No. Jase." "Something's wrong. Jason didn't laugh at his older brother's discomfort. Bro?" "I think so. and she's touched me like no other female ever has. To his credit. I'm a man.. I don't even know if she can cook! It's too damn soon to feel like this..
You'll feel the same way once you know Kari better. it worked. "What?" Jase was shocked." he confessed. I felt like I'd been sucker punched. It was like that for me when I met Gretchen. "Yes. and I can't wait for the wedding so we can actually live in the same place. It worked. but I can imagine Kari wasn't happy." "I'm a lucky man. Jason chuckled. One brief encounter and I was drowning. "She's perfect for you." he defended himself. too." . She decked me earlier and I spanked her. "Why did she hit you?" "Because I was going to give her a cold bath to take down her temperature." "Gretchen is a great lady. I remembered Ma doing that once when Jenna was little. "She might not feel the same about me." Jake said solemnly." he predicted.51/319 "I know what you mean.
52/319 "I am her nurse. Kari's Dad would be arriving around midnight. why are you worried?" Jase grinned. "Hell if I know." Jake stated. but she . He had a lovely lady of his own to go and spend time with. but kept the volume low so it wouldn't disturb Kari. or I would have put her in the hospital." Jason did laugh then. Kari still hadn't called him. After Jase left. "She didn't seem mad at you. Jake heated up the chicken dinner his brother brought earlier and enjoyed his meal. He turned on the television and watched the news. If he figured correctly. and she meant it. "So. "I know that. she didn't get mad." "No. and I won't take advantage of her. and she didn't argue when I gave her another injection." Jake told his brother. and left before his brother could tear him apart. She said she was sorry." Jason replied. if he obeyed the speed limits.
sir. My brother was here a few minutes ago and was pleased that her temperature is coming down. "Thank you for the update." he warned. Mr. he would be worried sick by now." He heard the sounds of traffic in the background." he admitted.53/319 wasn't talking much period." he grinned. Reluctantly. In Keith Morgan's shoes." "I understand. and Morgan answered on the first ring with an impatient 'Yes?' "Jake Tobias here. and added. "I want to see for myself how my daughter is doing. either. Jake picked up his phone and called the man for a second time.. but she is doing better." . I'll be arriving in a few hours.. I would do the same thing. "There is no need to speed. Morgan. "Don't get caught on your phone. Kari has been too weak to call you. I promise to call if there is any change in Kari's condition. Lieutenant.
54/319 "Thank you. "I won't leave her alone." Keith chuckled. Mr. My Ma would skin me alive. and he took her to the bathroom fairly often. He checked on Kari often. and he was falling in love. and was relieved when her temperature came down a bit more." The man was sincere. I can't tell you how much I appreciate knowing Kari isn't all alone right now. They said goodbye. too. and he made sure she had lots of liquids. he decided. too. She raised us all to know what was right and to do it. . Maybe seeing a person at their absolute worst and falling in love couldn't be all bad. She was polite and thanked him now for helping her. and Jake picked up his book to read after betting with himself that Kari's Dad would arrive closer to eleven o'clock than midnight." "She sounds like a great mother to me. "She's only the best one ever. Morgan." Jake grinned. She was sleeping better.
55/319 It was a bit after eleven when the doorbell rang. . "You must be Kari's Dad?" he asked with a smile for the worried man. and Jake opened it to find a man with hair the color of Kari's standing there.
" he walked around the bed and took her hand in his when she opened her eyes. but next to this police officer. not finding it a bit unusual for him to be in her ." she answered. "How do you feel?" "I'm really sick.56/319 Chapter Three Keith Morgan looked up at the young man towering over him by several inches. Tobias was very young to be a Lieutenant already. He wasn't used to feeling 'short'. and he was considered a powerful man. "Jake. I am Keith Morgan. "It's time for me to take Kari's temperature. he felt insignificant." Jacob held out his hand and the other man gripped it firmly. "Yes. Dad. And you are Lieutenant Tobias?" he asked. regarding the younger man suspiciously. Come on inside. "Hi. honey." Keith followed Jake into his daughter's bedroom and was immediately shocked when he saw the red spots on her pale face that told him she was still running a fever.
"It's all crooked. insulted." He grinned. remember? Now let me take your temp and stop trying to get me in trouble with your Dad." she whispered. my nose is permanently crooked. "What?" Keith's green eyes were full of fire as he raised them to impale the younger man. "I broke it!" she pouted. "My head hurts. Jacob is taking care of me. sweetheart. tears in her lovely eyes. "Look at his nose!" "What's wrong with my nose?" Jake asked. Dad." she added. Jase did that to me with a football when we were kids. and I forgave you. He's going to think I mistreated you when all I did was give you a few gentle swats to settle you down and keep you in bed." "Oh. "You didn't hurt me. I hit him and he spanked me. "You hit my daughter when she is this ill?" "I was awful." He popped the thermometer in her mouth before she .57/319 room.
He opened the door cautiously.!" he said. little girl." he shook a finger in warning at her. just in case it was Quincy Darles on the other side. He's a doctor and it is his job to care for people. He didn't need this right now! "Jacob Samuel Tobias.58/319 could say another word." . his gun in his hand. "That's different. why didn't you call me to come over here? You cannot possibly take care of a sick female. it was his sweet little mother. perfectly aware that Keith Morgan was thinking of different ways to kill him. "Don't take that out. "What the heck. The doorbell rang again. ever ready to tease his mother. but to his dismay. "Ma! What are you doing here?" he asked hoarsely. do you. It isn't proper. Ma?" he asked with a grin. Not one bit proper!" "You don't say that to Jase...
too." she waved impatiently. "I don't trust those things." he insisted. "You poor dear. but she was already making her way to the bedroom. and Kari didn't deserve to have his Ma take over her nursing care." Jake's Ma descended on the weakened Kari. Ma!" he shook his head.4. The thermometer beeped. he would lose his patient. "You are burning up! Jacob. what did Jason give you for her?" she asked. and downright scary! "102.. but if he didn't take charge immediately. 4. amazed once again how his Ma could tell someone's temperature so accurately by using just the palm of her hand. and he took it out and looked at it. Jake would have chuckled at the expressions on Keith and Kari's faces. and put her hand on Kari's forehead. her short curls bobbing as her .59/319 "It's my job to care for people. It was uncanny. this young woman's temperature is 102.. you did it again.
. Keith Morgan.. and Kari has a bunch of stuff. "but I'm sure I can put together something. and Jase wants her to rest. He's spent the last eight hours straight behind the wheel to get here and check on Kari. his sweet little Ma reacted precisely as he knew she would." . too." Keith was obviously hesitant to leave his daughter's bedside. "Now." he said." she admitted. I know she won't mind if you take care of Keith." Jake cut her off. Jake thought fast and said. Jacob isn't a good cook. "You poor man. "Kari's temp is obviously coming down. Ma. After all. he had Kari's best interests at heart.60/319 bracelets jingled. "This is Kari's Dad. flashing the unsuspecting Keith an apologetic smile as he did so. He hasn't eaten. you come right with me and I'll fix you something this minute. what medicine did-" "Ma. and predictably. Jase brought some food.
My Jason has been here twice to see Kari. Morgan." he added virtuously." she . and while he isn't a doctor like Jason. "I'm going to kill you. perfectly happy." Kari whispered in Jake's direction. he is a good man and your daughter is perfectly safe with him here. honey?" she reached up to pat his whisker covered cheek. "Just as soon as I can get out of this bed under my own power. "Yes. but if I'd known you were coming over. She patted his cheek again and gave him a huge smile. "Mr. and let Kari rest. That much was true. No one in the entire world cooked better than his sweet little Ma. My Jacob's heart is in the right place." he confessed." she added. I would have waited.61/319 "Have you eaten. Ma. "Jase brought me a chicken dinner. guiding Keith out of Kari's bedroom. so she is getting the medical attention she needs. you come along now.
The real problem here is my Ma." he explained solemnly. "Ma is the sweetest lady on earth.62/319 added. She is not a good nurse. her green eyes closed with the effort of speaking. sweetheart. she thinks food fixes everything. . I promise. Kari forced her eyes open and realized that Jake was offering her more medication. sweetheart." he insisted. but you really do need to tell her you feel safe with me. Somehow we have to get her out of the house. "I told you not to call my Dad!" "I felt it necessary. "She smothers people and won't leave them alone five minutes to sleep." He went to the bathroom and filled a glass with water and brought it back to Kari. along with more pills. or she won't leave and she'll drive you nuts in less than three hours. but his dark eyes were twinkling. Take these. It took all the energy she possessed to take the pills from his large hand and put them in her mouth to swallow with a bit of the water. And.
Jake wasn't prepared for the way his mind went to more sensual things when around his patient. Jake grabbed the glass before she could let it drop. He shook his head 'no'. "You need to drink the water. which suddenly looked kissable. We don't want you getting dehydrated on top of everything else. Take it. but then tried to hand it off to him." she snapped." "I'm too exhausted to drink water. He sat on the bed beside her. She could almost pretend that he cared for her as she forced herself to drink more of the water. sweetheart. and then wrapped his arm around her shoulders to support her as he held the glass to her lips. Kari didn't want the water. .63/319 She took another sip. but he wasn't about to give up so easily. but it was nice to have Jake's arm wrapped around her. and he did his best to remind himself he was her nurse.
" "Good luck with that. Jake found his Ma and Keith Morgan in the kitchen. Keith. I'll keep your Dad out of here so you can get some rest. "Good. "Seriously. She weakly shook her head 'no'. go back to sleep." Keith complimented her cooking. but was hurting too much to say anything more. sweetheart. "This hash is good. "Thank you. She loved to see people eat." he insisted." she whispered under his breath. Best I've ever had. laughing together. you should open a restaurant. That didn't surprise him much." Molly Tobias was pleased. His Ma could make anyone laugh. too.64/319 When Jake was satisfied. and Molly giggled and then . She was going to get even with the big man. "Do you need to get up and go to the bathroom?" he asked matter-of-factly. he was gentle as he laid her back against her pillows. Molly.
" she stated. most of it is better. "I made some for you. "I'm sure you're busy as can be. Keith had the grace to laugh at himself. He . "A lot of people here in town are very grateful that Ma decided to open her family style restaurant after we lost Dad. and having all the different spices and herbs I use right at my fingertips." "Actually. Jacob." She looked at her eldest child and said. She's going to need something better than the canned broth your brother bought. if all of your food is as good as this." Jake was always hungry for his Ma's food. Ma. too." he explained. "I'm used to my own kitchen. He sat at the table while she fixed him a plate and served it. if you're hungry?" "Thanks.65/319 glanced at Jacob in the shared joke when he chuckled from the doorway. letting the other man in on the joke. "What's in the pan on the stove?" "I'm making that for Kari. Molly.
" he admitted." Molly said quietly. "Right now it's all I can do to get her to drink some water or juice. Jacob decided that lying to this man was futile. "I'm sure yours will taste better. I decided to hide in the attic above the closet so I didn't blow my . "She's doing better now than she was earlier this afternoon. honey. He wanted his Ma to 'help' in this manner.. I was really worried about her. and stay out of Kari's room. looking at him closely. I was searching his apartment for evidence when he came home unexpectedly." she scolded." "How did you come across my daughter." Jake nodded. "I'm undercover and investigating her neighbor. "Her temperature is finally coming down a good bit." Keith wanted to know.. and I know Kari will appreciate it. "She's very ill.66/319 should have come to see me at the restaurant." Jake said quietly. so he told the truth.
I let myself down in this apartment." He smiled. Keith!" Molly gave him a happy smile. Only she wasn't.67/319 cover. believing the occupant to be at work as usual for that time of day. and I didn't want her screaming and alerting her neighbors. "We're going to be in-laws. and then she sat down on a stool." "Oh my!" Molly said... "Kari is very special to me. When I realized the attic runs the length of the building. and he swore me in as duly appointed nurse. Molly?" Keith looked around him a clue as to what she was upset over. When I tried to calm her. and I wouldn't leave anyone alone in that condition. "I think my Jacob has finally met the right girl!" "Ma!" Jacob couldn't believe how easily his mother could make him blush! He was a . I called Jase to get over here pronto. "Oh my!" "What's wrong. I could feel her burning up.
" Molly didn't bat an eye. darling. and Jake shook his head in despair. "I swear. honey?" she asked knowingly." he jerked a thumb in Keith's direction. . you need a spanking!" His words only made her giggle. "No. and she could make him act like a fifteen year old kid! "Am I wrong. I haven't even had a normal conversation with her yet. Ma.. her voice full of laughter.. it's your turn right now. "Does Kari know how you feel?" she asked. "Ma. and you are not helping here. "I thought you just met my daughter?" Keith glared at him. in case you haven't noticed. plotting to murder her first born. not giving the first damn that Kari's father was sitting right there. Kari is sick. "Don't you need to go and butt into Jase's life? Or make sure that Jenna isn't falling in love with her new boss.68/319 thirty year old cop.?" "No. you can be damn thankful I'm your son!" he growled.
" Jake said with a smile. We had a wonderful marriage until he was taken from me. He was so handsome." "Ma!" Jake wanted to bang his head on the table. young man. "You aren't helping. "You've seen Kari sick.. but the very next day he spotted me in the library and came over and said 'hello'. but to his surprise the older man snorted and then laughed.69/319 "Don't you worry. I raised him with values and to respect others. Just wait until she unleashes that redhead's .." Keith stated the obvious. Keith." "You don't know anything about my daughter. I can still recall the first time I set eyes on my William. Your Kari will consider herself lucky to have Jacob. It's very common for the members of my family to recognize their loved one on sight. "I figure that I've seen her at her worst. and I didn't think he noticed me at all. My son is a fine young man.
obviously. one of the chefs who . He thanked Jacob for taking care of Kari. or unfortunately. She reminded her Dad that he'd worked too hard to build up his landscaping business to sit in her apartment and watch her get well. Fortunately. and then promised to kill him and use him for fertilizer if he mistreated Kari in any way. Keith offered to take Kari 'home'. depending on one's point of view. Since the man would someday be his father-in-law. Predictably. you'll run for your life. she refused. and Keith finally gave up trying to persuade his stubborn daughter to be reasonable. Jake managed to appear properly 'threatened' and promised he would treat Kari with nothing but respect." he predicted. *** Predictably. Jake was hard put not to roll his eyes and point out that Kari got her temper from him. It was his busiest time of the year.70/319 temper on you.
Jase wished his brother good luck with the stubborn young woman and slammed the door on his way out. Jason made several more house calls. but this was the woman that Jake hoped to make his. he wanted his brother to like her! "What do you think you are doing?" Jacob growled when he went back into the . He wouldn't release her to go back until then. and Molly was running her kitchen by herself with minimal help and she was too busy to interfere with Jacob's patient.71/319 worked with his Ma fell and fractured her wrist. and then shook his head when Kari scorched his ears over being kept in bed and told she couldn't go back to work until the next week. It would have been funny to see Jase so disgruntled at any other time. and she couldn't return without a release slip. All her sass just served to make the usually affable Jason dig in his heels and remain firm. and since she would be a part of the family.
72/319 bedroom to scold the redhead for giving his brother a rough time and found her trying to get out of bed. It was easy for Jason to tell her she wasn't ready to go back to work. You try walking right now. Jase said that if you were doing better tomorrow. and she couldn't afford to be off work any longer. but she was going crazy! She had bills to pay. She didn't much like the way she was acting. "You were told to stay in bed until tomorrow. "Obviously. you could sit up for a while. . stop babying me!" Jake calmly gave her a little push and she flopped back against the pillows. I am getting up! I'm sick of this bed!" Kari retorted sharply. and you're going to fall flat on your face. he didn't have to pay her bills! "You are too weak to be out of bed right now." "I won't get my strength back lying in this bed!" she snapped. "Damn it.
73/319 sweetheart. little girl." He pointed a finger at her. and you are going to do just that. and stop giving me guff. her green eyes flashing fire. anyway! Kari was furious." Who the hell did he think he was. Two days ago you had a dangerously high temperature. "Stay put in that bed." he answered. Mind Jase. his own temper starting to fray at the edges. and something more tonight if that stays down. Preferably McDonalds!" "Jase said you need to keep down some liquids first." "I don't want broth! I want some real food. and she wasn't going to let him tell her what to do! She threw off the . Broth and Jell-O for right now. "I'll get you some broth. "I'm the boss of you until I say otherwise. or you and me are going to tangle. and you aren't ready to be up and about." "You aren't the boss of me!" Kari glared at him. now. She had every right to do as she pleased.
74/319 blankets and sat up with effort. even in the face of imminent danger! "I dare. sweetheart. Jake picked that precise moment to walk back into the room with the mug of broth he promised her. She sat right back down when her legs were too weak to hold her weight. Of course. Jacob Tobias!" she tried to scoot back under the relative safety of her covers. "You've been pushing all day now. The look on his face told her that she'd pushed him too far." he said softly. she was determined to prove to Jacob Tobias that he couldn't tell her what to do and she cautiously tried to stand up. and I'm . It took even longer to swing her legs over the side of the bed. and too late she remembered that he was extremely old-fashioned and believed in spanking grown women. and she was stunned to realize how weak she truly was! But. "Don't you dare. but she was simply too weak to make her body work like normal.
" she whispered when he sat the mug down on the nightstand and then turned toward her." He pushed her nightgown up to bare her bottom and deliberately gave her a stinging spank to her left cheek and another to her right cheek.75/319 going to show you what happens to little girls who don't do as they're told.. "Please don't. .. then you can bet your sweet ass you'll get that spanking if you go ahead and do what you were told not to do. "It's time you learn a few basic facts." she promised. "I just didn't realize how weak I am. Kari." "I'll stay in bed now. I am a man of my word. Her skin was so pale that she was sporting two distinct handprints on her fanny. First." she admitted." he picked her up and then sat down on the bed and flipped her over his lap. "When I promise a spanking if you do something.
not poison you. sweetheart. and he warned himself to be gentle." Jake agreed and delivered several more stinging spanks to her lovely bottom. right on her sit spots. and you are going to drink it and forget about . I'm trying to take care of you. but she was still ill.76/319 "No!" Kari protested. you will. a bit lower. "I'm so sorry!" she cried." His hand delivered another two spanks. Ma made this broth for you. "Second. "Yes! I'm sorry!" Kari was crying now. Kari cried out each time his hand fell. "I'll stay in bed now. Is that clear?" Two more spanks. "Don't do this!" The two swats were stinging unbearably. "He's gone out of his way to make sure you didn't have to be admitted to the hospital. I promise!" "Yes. and I expect you to apologize for being so rude to him when he checks on you tonight. I do not like the way you spoke to Jase. sweetheart. "Third. She needed a lesson. I expect you to knock off the complaining.
sweetheart. and she hated feeling so weak and helpless. "Please. she hastily answered. She couldn't protect her flaming bottom from whatever Jacob wanted to do. but knowing that didn't make it hurt any less. Jake! I'm sorry!" "I think you need a few more to give you something to think about. And when he gave her a couple more swats on her upper thighs. "It's clear! Please stop. Clear?" he delivered two more swats on top of the last two.77/319 McDonalds until you are well again. and her skin was very sensitive. but she was too weak to help herself. I'm sorry!" she couldn't help pleading. She'd been hateful and rude. "Nooooooo!" Kari tried to scramble away. Jake." he told her. "Owwwwwww!" she wailed. Jake's hand was so hard. but Jake ignored her and didn't . and after both Jake and Jase went out of their way to be nice to her! She deserved the spanking.
" she confessed. and then carefully turned her over to sit on his lap so he could comfort her.78/319 stop spanking until her bottom was burning and she was crying hard. and wouldn't blame Jake if he walked out the door and didn't look back! Jacob knew exactly when Kari's remorse was genuine and he gave her a few more spanks after that just to reinforce the lesson. Jake. I hate myself when I act like that. The little redhead was going to have to learn to control her sassy tongue or she wouldn't be sitting too easy. He knew it was important to be firm. but you really do need to let me take care of you. sweetheart. You'll get well that much faster if . and it doesn't bring out the best in any of us to be so ill. "I'm so sorry I was so awful. He pulled her gown down over her reddened bottom. but it was just as important to make sure she knew he wasn't just spanking her to be mean. She felt so ashamed of herself. "I know you're sick.
" she said tiredly after taking a few sips of the liquid. You're forgiven now.. "I'll apologize to him." he reassured her." Jake said calmly. we just want you to get well. You're weak as a newborn kitten. . He's got a thick hide." she promised in a meek little voice." he promised as he stood with her in his arms. He knows what he's doing." "I'll behave now.. "I'm not sure I can drink all of this. I'm going to put you back in bed. if he comes back. "He'll be back." "There is no need for that." she fretted. "We aren't trying to be mean to you. "I'm so ashamed of myself. and I want you to try and sip some of this broth. and then gently placed her in the bed and propped the pillows behind her so she could safely hold the mug of broth. and this will help you get your strength back. sweetheart. Kari.79/319 you do what Jase says. and so do I.
he helped her to the bathroom. you'll be ready to run races. "I'll reheat it later and you can try again. and I can't remember much about her except the way she smelled and her beautiful smile. "Your Mom is a good cook if she can make plain broth taste good. her green eyes filling with tears of emotion. "You're so lucky to have her. and Kari felt so tired that she closed her eyes. When she woke a while later." he promised. Jake took the mug from her hands and then removed a couple of the pillows so she could recline and go to sleep." "I was only ten when my Dad was killed." Jake said proudly." "Ma is the best. and when she was back in bed." Kari whispered. and a lot of my memories of him are from . "We lost Mama when I was little. In a day or two." Jake agreed. she had more broth and it tasted a bit better this time.80/319 "Just a little will do for now. It was all she could do to sip a bit more of the broth.
and then she had to close her eyes and sleep some more. "No. She's dated some. It's even worse for Jenna. In another day or two.81/319 photographs. "He remarried and then divorced when he caught his ex being horrid to me. and felt his respect for Keith Morgan rise several notches." Jake stated firmly. because she was just an infant and has no memories of him at all. "I felt terrible about it. but never let it get serious. What about your Dad?" he wanted to know. He and Kari talked about their respective parents for a few more minutes." "It wasn't your fault." "Your Mom never remarried?" Kari asked. Jake used the time to get on line and do some more investigating on Quincy Darles. he would get back to . but Dad has always insisted it wasn't my fault. She was abusive." Kari said sadly.
82/319 work. .. There was no way in the world he was leaving her alone in this apartment with a murderer living next door.. Once he reached a dead end on the lead he was working on. he started looking for another apartment for Kari.
and Jake was frustrated with her because she wouldn't look at any of the advertisements for other apartments." "It's not your decision to make!" she reminded him. she was going to pick an apartment or he would do it for her. sweetheart. "I like this apartment. sweetheart. my furniture might not fit as well as it does here." "You can't stay here. Anyone could rent an apartment in this same building and have access to your apartment whenever they wished.83/319 Chapter Four "But." "So. I can't afford to move. you sell this furniture and get something new if that happens. They'd been arguing for the last thirty minutes. "Especially with taking this time off from work. "You'd better get ." As far as he was concerned. You can't stay here. I'm not about to let you stay here and run the risk of being raped or assaulted. or even killed. and if I move. Jake!" Kari insisted. It's not safe.
" Jake chuckled.. She wasn't going to get that chance. and Jake was positive that if he stepped one foot out of her apartment.84/319 some rest now. "You know I'm well enough to be alone now." He wasn't about to let her argue her way out of doing what Jase said. he . "I'm feeling much better now!" she argued. Jase said you were doing well. "I don't need a nurse. "So you can sneak out the door the minute my back is turned? Do you honestly want another spanking?" he asked.!" she glared at the man. Go home and enjoy your vacation.. she would be dressed and off to work in the next minute." "I don't want to get back in bed!" Kari pouted. now. and when her cheeks turned a bright red. "And we want to keep it that way. but that you needed to rest often. and take a nap. sweetheart. Come on. or a babysitter. Kari was a grumpy patient.
but I don't like this!" "Duly noted. and then peeked in the room to make sure she was actually resting and not out of bed cleaning out drawers like she did earlier that day. She looked so young. and she had no desire to experience another at his hands. "All right. Now stop giving me guff and get you sweet tail to bed and take a nap. the thought came unbidden." Kari wanted to argue. you win. Jake had to smile when he saw that she was already sound asleep. and he shook his head to clear it. and so pretty lying there. but she still needed a lot of sleep.. When she was well. That spanking he'd given her had left her bottom very tender." he grinned. Her body was recovering.85/319 added. "That is exactly what would happen if I had to come and fetch you from work. and I would come after you. He waited until she had time to get into bed. he would have to tell her that he was attracted . but she didn't dare. Kari..
and truth to tell. Molly came by every day and brought enough food to feed them and all the neighbors. and once she relieved her bladder of all that water and juice that Jake kept pushing at her. He didn't know what he would do if she said 'no'. and she didn't know what she would do if he said. Kari was shocked to realize she'd been napping for nearly three hours! She hastily got out of bed and hurried to the bathroom. she'd come to enjoy his company a lot. It truly mattered to her that Jake find her attractive. Good bye!" She was used to having him with her. too..... "You're well. too.86/319 to her and ask her out on a regular date. She made Kari giggle at the way she talked to her son as if he was a . Kari. and their Ma was quite a character. even if he was too bossy for words at times. She liked Jason. she ran a brush through her hair and tried to make herself look as pretty as she could without resorting to makeup.
87/319 little boy. "Let me get you something." "Ummmhummmm." she pouted." he admitted with a grin." "Don't get all stubborn on me. "I want to do it myself. "I've found several that are possibilities. "I am tired of being waited on hand and foot. End of story. sweetheart. Jake." she headed for the kitchen." . "Looking for apartments for you. especially when Jake towered over the woman by a good eighteen inches! "Hi!" she said as she walked out of her room to find Jake on his laptop. You can't stay here. "What are you doing?" she wanted to know. I'm hungry." he was on his feet so quickly that it was impossible for her to believe he could move so fast. let me do it. we had this conversation before I took my nap! I can't and don't want to move. End of story. Please." "Jake.
Jake reluctantly nodded. It was obvious that Kari was well enough to care for herself, and if he was a gentleman, he'd leave and get his butt back to work. But, he wouldn't be able to stop worrying about her if he did. This apartment wasn't safe. He continued to watch her as she filled two plates with food his Ma brought by and then she put them into the microwave, one at a time, and once they were heated through she carried them to the table and put one in front of Jake, a proud smile on her face. "See, I didn't pass out or anything!" she grinned impudently. Jake had to chuckle. "No, you didn't, sweetheart. It's good to see you feeling so much better." "I guess," she was suddenly sad, and doubted she was hiding it from his too perceptive dark eyes. "Kari, what are you thinking right now?" Jake asked quietly.
She made a face, but looked at him and answered truthfully, "It's time for you to go back to your life, Jake, and I am really going to miss you. I like you... a lot!" Now, that was bold and brazen! And the truth! she reminded herself. Jake gave her the biggest smile ever and then reached across the table to take her hand in his. "I'm not going to give you a chance to miss me, sweetheart." "You aren't?" she asked hopefully. "I'm surprised that Ma didn't tell you," he admitted a bit sheepishly, but continued with determination, "The folks in Ma's family, clear back several generations, have had this strange ability to recognize the love of their life on sight. Ma felt that with Dad, Jase felt it with Gretchen, and Kari, I feel it with you." He smiled and asked, "I'm not frightening you, am I?" "Oh no," she shook her head vigorously. "I feel the same way," she shocked him by
admitting, and then she giggled. "I've so dreaded you leaving, and I was so afraid you'd say good-bye and be happy to be rid of me...! I've been a real pain as a patient." "Wait until you get the chance to take care of me sometime. I'm a bear," he admitted and then laughed when her eyes went wide. "Oh, Jake, you aren't feeling ill are you? Did you catch this from me?" she immediately wanted to know. "No, I feel fine. I don't get sick often, but when I do, I'm worse than you could ever be, sweetheart." "Do I get to spank you?" she asked with a giggle. "You're welcome to try," he arched an eyebrow at her, and when she giggled again, he added, "I think you'd be the one to end up over my knee, however." "Oh, I don't know. I was as weak as a kitten, and if you were that way, I might stand a
chance... provided I called Jason and asked for help," she tacked on. That made Jake chuckle in amusement. "Now, that might work, but you should realize that you'd both be in big trouble when I got well." The doorbell chimed and he was on his feet before she could move. "You stay put while I check that out." If she was shocked when he drew his gun from his holster, she didn't let on. Jake was concerned about her neighbor for some reason, and his fears were making her paranoid. However, a few seconds later Jase followed Jake into the kitchen. "How are you feeling, Kari?" he asked with a smile for her. "I'm all better," she said. "May I please go back to work tomorrow?" "No. Not until Monday," he answered without hesitation. "It's important that you rest a lot this weekend, sweetheart. You don't want to go back to work tomorrow, and have a relapse. You were really ill, and if Jake
hadn't been here with you, I would have admitted you to the hospital, and I'd just be releasing you today with orders to rest a lot today and tomorrow, and take it easy over the weekend." When she stuck her tongue out at him he chuckled. "Besides, brother is going to make sure you rest anyway." "I know! He's impossible!" she quickly retorted, and Jason laughed outright before taking out his stethoscope and saying, "Let me listen, sweetheart." He listened to her heart and lungs and then checked her throat and ears. "You are much better, Kari," he smiled. "Do you think I could take Kari to look at a couple of apartments tomorrow, Jase?" Jake wanted to know. "Yes. But no more than a couple, and only if she feels up to it, and if they don't have a lot of stairs to wear her out." "Got it. I thought I'd take her by Ma's place, too," Jake admitted.
"Sounds great." He took out a pad and wrote and then handed it to Kari. "This is a release for you to go back to work, sweetheart. You might not feel like working a full day on Monday or Tuesday," he warned, "So be prepared for that. If you feel worse, or start running a temperature again, you call me immediately." "I will, Jason. Thank you so much for taking care of me, even when I got so nasty and was rude." She stood up to kiss him on the cheek. "You're welcome, Kari. And," he gave Jake an apologetic look before saying bluntly, "it would please me to be the first to welcome you to the family. Now, if Jake hasn't talked to you yet about his feelings, you get on him until he does. None of the family wants him to let you slip away now that he's found you!" Kari giggled, and then shocked Jason by answering, "I'm not going anywhere without
Jake. I feel the same as he does. Like I was knocked over the head with a club and dragged off to a cave! It's as elementary as that. Jake and I belong together, even though I'm sure we're going to fight constantly until we get it all sorted out." Jason laughed heartily and then said, "This is my cue to exit. Good luck, brother. You've got your hands full with this little lady." Once Jase was safely out the door, Jake looked at Kari and said, "My family is totally crazy, sweetheart. They mean well, but they are crazy." "Like my Dad," she nodded. She got up and started to clear the table, but Jake promptly swept her off her feet and sat her down again. "You cooked, I'll clean up. It'll be good practice for the future. I'm one of those modern guys who thinks a husband should help out," he said with a perfectly straight face.
"Uh huh," she nodded. "Tell me another one." "I'm wounded that you don't believe me," he teased her, and they continued like that until he was done straightening the kitchen. When he was finished, he came over to her and said seriously, "Do you trust me, sweetheart?" "Of course I do!" she was amazed he would ask her that. "Good. We're going to go into your bedroom and pack a few things for you to bring over to my place for the night. I promise my motives are gold, but I really do need to get out of here, Kari. Each day I'm here only increases the odds of your neighbor spotting me, and it would put your life in danger. I want to take you home with me where I know you'll be safe while I deal with Darles." "Just what is it you think the man has done?" she asked curiously. When Jacob looked at her as if deciding whether or not he
should tell her, she added, "I don't like to be treated like a child without a mind, or even worse, like a delicate female who can't handle the truth. Jacob, if we are going to make this work between us, it is going to mean sharing things with me... I won't wilt, I promise. I'm a lot tougher than I look." Jake grinned and nodded. "We'll get you packed while we talk. Come on." As they headed for the bedroom, the doorbell rang again. "Go on into your room, sweetheart." "Don't be ridiculous!" she snapped, and before Jacob could stop her, she reached the door and opened it without asking who was on the other side. "Yes?" she didn't recognize the man who quickly stepped inside her door. "I live next door," Quincy Darles turned on the charm. "I've been remiss in introducing myself, and thought to remedy that." He was all smiles, until he saw Jacob standing there. His eyes narrowed imperceptibly and
the lines around his mouth tightened, but his smile never faltered as his eyes darted from Jake to Kari and back again. "Well, friend, I wondered where you disappeared to," he said with easy charm. His cold gray eyes looked over at Kari once again and Jacob felt a chill clear to his soul. "Now I understand perfectly." "Kari said she hadn't met any of her neighbors yet," Jake's voice was smooth as silk. "I wondered at that..." Kari didn't know what the heck was transpiring between the two men, but Jake didn't look or sound like himself. He looked... dangerous and like the sort of man she'd steer clear of under normal circumstances. Something was going on, and she decided to keep quiet and let the two men settle it. "Darlin', you go on in the bedroom and wait for me," Jacob ordered, his implied meaning very clear... and insulting. The look he flashed her warned her to obey him
instantly, and the pat to her bottom made her cheeks burn with embarrassment. She found her legs carrying her into the other room. Once the door was closed, Jake looked at Quincy Darles and said in a low voice, "This is my territory, Darles. If you expect to do business, then back off." "I don't know who the hell you think you are, James, but you don't tell me what to do... I tell you!" the man fairly hissed the words he was so angry. "Tell that to someone who gives a fuck what you think," Jake returned in a cold voice. For two cents he'd like to rearrange the man piece by piece and then hang him out to dry in a dark corner of prison for the rest of his natural life, which wouldn't be long once word got out among the prison population. "You did this on purpose, James. Right under my nose."
but it won't be like this long. and I'll always be a step ahead of you.99/319 Jake gave him a cocky grin. and then I'll hand you your balls on a silver platter and make you eat them!" "Fuck you. Darles. he had to get her out of here. If he wanted to protect Kari. James. It's my business. and what you plan on a daily basis." The door slammed and Jake knew he didn't have a moment to spare. James." "You're a dead man. I know what you think. Darles? I found another buyer who was willing to pay a fair price." "You have someone in my organization!" Darles blurted furiously before quickly regaining his composure. and fast! . Darles. where you are." "Like I was the other night when you arranged a meeting?" Jake scoffed. "Still sore about the other night. Now get the hell out of here and let me get back to work. "It would seem we have a standoff for now. "I'm on to you.
He was impressed. obey it as if your life depends on it. No time to explain. Come on!" He grabbed the bag and her hand. That other man in her living room was undercover. which he shoved into his own bag before leading her out the back door to her small patio. because it does. and for him to get his laptop. she realized it was his way of protecting them both." he whispered. "and if I give an order. and once she was over her initial anger at the crude way he sent her to her bedroom.100/319 Darles would be calling his henchmen as soon as he was out of hearing. which was hidden from Darles by a solid wall of fencing. "We have to leave right now. "Don't talk now. sweetheart. This was the Jacob she was in love with and trusted. She'd . and only paused long enough for her to grab her handbag and cell phone. Jake rushed into the bedroom to find that Kari was dressed in jeans and a sweater and was throwing things into a small bag." Kari nodded.
but it is necessary. He didn't dare draw attention to the fact that he was in Kari's apartment. "I'm going to carry you. although her legs were feeling weaker by the second. but he'd had no choice. I'll buy you McDonald's later. he bent low and scooped her over his shoulder and held her firmly in place with one arm around her legs while he ..101/319 hurried to get dress and pack a few necessary items. Jacob realized that the little redhead was struggling to keep up and he cursed himself for leaving his car so far away. he stopped and said." he promised. Once he was positive they were out of Darles' sight. to her mortification. sweetheart. then. positive they would be leaving as soon as he got rid of the slick and smooth talking Quincy Darles. Explanations could wait until they were safe and away from danger. She made herself keep pace with Jake. It might not be too comfortable. and soon she was breathing hard and couldn't help slowing down..
"Don't you worry. I won't let anyone or anything hurt you as long as I have one single breath left in my body. "Are you holding up." The words were a sacred vow. As he placed the seatbelt around her he asked. "How could I be less than fine when I'm with you?" she asked lovingly." she reassured him. You're safe. and he sealed his . shocked by the strength of her feelings for the man. Jacob. Kari couldn't believe it when he gently put her on her feet and reached into the pocket of his jeans for his car keys and didn't even appear to be breathing hard! How was that possible! She was breathless and didn't run the distance! He had the door of his sedan open within seconds and then tossed their bags and his laptop into the backseat before carefully picking her up and gently placing her on the car seat. sweetheart?" "I'm fine.102/319 fairly sprinted the two miles to the parking lot where his car was 'hidden'.
103/319 promise with a kiss before running around the car and hurrying them away from the neighborhood. it's Jake. "No. Just stay at work and when you're done. taking out his cell phone. They aren't worth risking your life. "I am sorry about the dishes. I need to speak to Ma." A few seconds later he said. "I love . "Linda." He listened again. Ma. sweetheart. Don't go to Kari's apartment for any reason at all. It's a Police Lieutenant used to being obeyed. and then said. "I have to make calls. and then said. You buy whatever you need to replace them and I'll pay the bill." He listened once more. Ma. no matter how busy she is. It's too dangerous there. go on home. just listen. we did not break up. "Ma." he explained. Kari and I aren't at her place. He hit one number and said impatiently. Kari is with me and that's all I can tell you over the phone. do you hear me? This is not just your son you're talking to." He shook his head and rolled his eyes.
"Thanks." "I will. and it's still Jake to you. and said." He said goodbye. Ma. Gus." Jake replied seriously.. "It's a shame this little gal is in some trouble.. "I should still be saluting you. I need to call Jason now. The older man nodded. bro. If you need me. And you bet I'll tell you everything as soon as I can. ." His third call was for reinforcements. and then said to Kari. "Even with that new shield?" the man teased. The conversation was much briefer because Jase didn't ask for explanations. let me know. By the time that call ended they were pulling into a gated community and Jake showed his badge to the guard on duty. too. You bet I'll call if I need back-up. Lieutenant. and greeted Jake by name.104/319 you. Kari was impressed by the cooperation and respect he received." he grinned. and then called his brother.
Kari. I learned from him. You'll be safe here." "High praise. My word on that." Gus was beaming." "Kari is my future wife." Kari whispered. "I'll keep her safe. son." he added. . I've been undercover. and it was Kari's turn to blush a fiery red. What I learned.105/319 "Sweetheart. her green eyes shining." "I know. Gus." Gus never thought he'd live to see the day his young partner fell hard for a woman. youngster.' is it?" he looked at Jake in surprise. "Sweetheart. He's for life. He's not like other men who'll hand you a line then be on their way. the young woman in question would be special. Gus can spot trouble a mile away. "You've got a fine man. and inadvertently put Kari in danger. Gus took me in as a green rookie and partnered me. She's not guilty of anything except being beautiful. but he knew that when and if it happened.
"No. He'll tell you what to do. As far as the neighbors knew. I'll do it." He was proud of the way she nodded.106/319 "Do you want me to help you check out the house?" Gus was suddenly all business." It was standard procedure. drive yourself to Gus. he showed her around the nice home. He used his cell to call Gus as he went back to the car to get Kari. and then he'd call 911 and come running to give assistance. and then drew his gun and made a thorough check of the house. room by room. it was owned by a wealthy widow who lived with her adult children now and rented it out occasionally to someone she knew who was visiting the city for a brief . Kari. It was a safe house. "You stay put here while I check the house. and then I'll give you the all clear to let you know we're safe. and once they were inside. and he'd used it before to house witnesses. Gus would give them ten minutes to make that call. If something happens. He locked the car doors securely.
and she wondered what Jake had told him. . She thanked him. and then hinted that she and Jacob were becoming more than just friends. and she casually mentioned that she was visiting with a friend while looking for a new apartment. The cover worked. Kari called her Father and let him know she was doing well. but told her to call if she needed him and he'd drop everything and come right away. and no one came over to welcome them to the neighborhood when they were only going to be staying for a couple of weeks or less.107/319 amount of time and didn't want to stay in a hotel. it didn't matter. Neighbors expected to see different people at times. That news didn't shock her parent as much as it should have. She closed her cell phone and then looked at Jake. At Jacob's insistence. Still. What she needed was an explanation. Her Dad seemed pleased. and assured her he was extremely busy with work.
sweetheart.. and why are we in danger?" "We'll get to all of that. we have a little matter to discuss about safety. what is it that Quincy Darles does that has you looking to arrest him. and why you opened the door of your apartment without asking who was on the other side. Jacob. but first. And that discussion is going to happen with you over my knee!" ..108/319 "So.
unable to believe she was trying to defend her actions. Jacob!' she stomped her foot in exasperation." she informed him." he stated inflexibly. You need a spanking to remind you to ask the next time. "I don't need a . "It's my apartment.. She did not want another spanking. "I am not as suspicious of people as you are.! Be reasonable!" Kari quickly backed away from the big man.. Jacob. sweetheart. and that spanking is going to happen right now. "Kari. and I am used to answering my door when someone knocks." "Without asking who is on the other side?" Jake listened in disbelief. There are all manner of people in this world. "I'm not a little kid. it is a matter of your safety to learn who is on the other side of your door before you let them inside.109/319 Chapter Five "Now. you cannot risk your own safety by assuming that everyone who knocks on your door is honorable.
. and there wasn't a bit of genuine remorse for her actions in her words. "It is common sense to know who is on the other side of a door." He . Anyone with good intentions won't mind answering you.110/319 spanking to." "Okay. He knew well and good she was just trying to stop the spanking. Jacob! Stop!" "No. stop! Owwwwww!" His hand was as hard as a board. whatever you say! I'll check who's on the other side of the door from now on! Please. Kari. No. and she suspected her bottom was already as red as could be! Jake ignored her pleas. I'm not stopping until you mend your attitude. okay. He took her to the table in the breakfast nook and bent her over the table before dropping her jeans and panties and lighting into her with his hand.. sweetheart. Jacob!' she cried out when he pulled her into the kitchen and found a bowl scraper that looked like a miniature paddle with a handle. "Yikes.
and he was far from finished with the lesson.111/319 reinforced his words with hard spanks meant to chastise." He switched over to the scraper and it make a satisfying thwack when it met her bottom. It was one she needed to learn and learn well. I'm not killing you. stop! I'll do better from now on. Stop! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! Please Jake. please!" She started . Her bottom was already turning a bright red. "YeeeOUCH! What is that thing?" Kari cried out in pain. "No. Jake! You're killing me!" Kari insisted. I'm setting your cute little fanny on fire because someone should have taught you this lesson years ago. I promise!" Kari was at the end of her limit. The pain was simply too overwhelming and with her sensitive skin she was going to be black and blue in a short while! "No more. "It hurts too much. "Owwwww! Owwwww! OWWWW! Not so hard.
as were her upper thighs and her sit spots." He held her for a while and his cell phone rang. "Oh. a grim expression on his face. "Tobias here. "If you ever do something so foolish again. please stop!" she begged. you tell him to wait until you verify that information. She was sobbing and she was shaking when he pulled her up in his arms. Even if a man claims he is there to do maintenance because the landlord called him. Kari's bottom was a deep red." he looked at the teary-eyed . "I figured as much. Jacob. and then listened. "I never ever want to see or hear of you opening your door to someone you don't know without asking who it is and what they want. sweetheart?" She nodded. and he said." he said shortly. Do you hear me. Jacob heard the utter desperation in her voice and stopped. this spanking will seem like child's play compared to the one you'll get then.112/319 sobbing and finally stopped fighting the spanking.
Jake. "Thanks. it terrified her.113/319 redhead beside him and his expression grew foreboding. sweetheart. He saw Kari shiver. If there's anything I need to know. What if Jake hadn't known to get them out of there? "I don't understand any of this. They would have killed me and taken you. What on earth could Darles want with me?" "You're young and beautiful. "Keep an eye on him. day or night. but the smile didn't reach his eyes. Your skin is ivory and creamy smooth. you have red hair and green eyes. the thought of four strangers inside her home without permission made her sick at heart! And." He listened again." "But why?" Kari demanded. Robbins. and you look like an angel . "It didn't take Darles long." before hanging up the telephone. and he tried to smile. "He and three other men just left your apartment. too. and then said. call me. He was furious and it showed." he told her.
or sold to an expensive brothel somewhere and put to work on your back. "And very profitable. I was working undercover.. young lady? Opening your door to the likes of Darles would immediately put you on his 'list'. Once he made darn sure you were fairly alone here. who he . that's against the law!" she gasped in outrage. trying to gather information.. throwing herself into his arms to seek comfort. "Darles deals in white slavery. sweetheart.114/319 but you have spirit." "No!" she whispered. Jacob!" "Now do you see why I smacked your backside. you would be in some Sheik's harem." He could see she still didn't understand and he felt like kicking Keith for keeping her so innocent of the world. and even now. he would have taken you in a heartbeat." "But. If he took you. looking for us. "I couldn't bear that. he is out there. You're worth a lot of money.
sweetheart.115/319 sells to. I couldn't bear to lose you. and took her captive. Hear me?" . I think Darles took her when Deborah headed back to school after spending a weekend with Jenna at Ma's place. I can put them out of business. too. Deborah had an early Monday morning class. but Jenna didn't have to be back until Tuesday. I think Darles offered her a ride back to Ma's. so you wear that spanking and know that it was given because I love you. and had been disabled. and the only information we can gather is that a man matching Darles description was seen talking to her in a convenience store where she planned to stop for coffee. so they drove separately. Deborah didn't make it back to school. If I can find a list of his contacts." "That is horrible!" Kari was shocked. No one has seen her since she left Ma's house. Jenna's college roommate has disappeared. Her car was found there. "I don't want that to happen to you.
"I'm fine. "I'm going to get you in bed. and then you can lie down. and then I need to get out there and work. I won't do that ever again." "You're safe here. I'll have an officer stationed here with you. sweetheart. and snuggled against him.116/319 Kari nodded." The look in her lovely green eyes convinced him she meant her promise." "I don't want to be separated from you. you won't be alone. and Jase would have my hide for letting you run like that earlier. Your body needs rest." Jake was worrying again. he gave her her orders and . "I'm sorry I was so careless. You don't need to worry. "Let's get settled in here. Jake. Jake!" she declared. I wouldn't leave you if I thought otherwise. especially considering the alternative. I promise. "I'm afraid. Kari. He insisted she get into bed and rest and when Officer Kelly Wintrow arrived." Jake didn't take the time to argue with her." she said firmly.
I will be with you until morning. Lieutenant Tobias is working now. I'm Officer Wintrow. How long has he been gone?" she asked in a voice that sounded whiny and petulant. He was going to find Quincy Darles and take him in for questioning on Deborah's disappearance." "I see. "Jake?" she called out when she left the bedroom. and she couldn't believe she'd slept so long! It had to be late by now. he'd get her home safe if at all humanly possible. He had quite enough evidence. and then another Officer will be assigned this duty if the Lieutenant orders.117/319 then left. "Miss Morgan. *** The house was silent when Kari woke from her nap. She jumped out of bed and put on a robe because the house felt chilly to her. even to her own ears. . and nearly shrieked when someone other than Jake came around the corner to the hallway. and if he could get him to tell where Deborah was sold.
" she added. unless that would get you into trouble with Jake?" she asked. We'll stuff ourselves and get to know each other.?" she said expectantly. and get some rest? I promise to wake you if anything out of the ordinary happens. "Please call me Kari.. Now that he's away." She giggled at the other woman's amused expression. . as he puts it. let's go on a junk food search. I've been in bed so much this week. just healthy stuff to get me well. no chocolate.118/319 "About two hours... Is there anything good in the kitchen?" she asked wistfully. and the last thing I want to do right now is go back to bed. "Well. Kelly.. this little mouse is going to play. I don't know your first name. "Come on.." Kari shook her head 'no' and then she smiled. I want to stay up late and eat junk food. Miss Morgan. "Jacob is a very strict nurse.... "Why don't you go back to bed." the Officer replied. "No McDonalds. and the other woman promptly said 'Kelly'.
the good kind." She put generous amounts in both bowls. MMMmmmMMMM" Kari pulled out the container of ice cream and said. Chocolate Ice Cream.. "Does this look good to you.. She got out two bowls and spoons while Kari looked for an ice cream dipper in the drawers. Kari. "This is going to be sinfully good. but it was so hard to resist temptation all the time. and sure enough. there was a large unopened bottle of Hershey's chocolate syrup in one of the cupboards. and Eclairs." Kari wiggled her eyebrows and went searching again." Kelly grinned. Kelly?" "Definitely. A Cheesecake. "Look at this freezer." the other woman answered with a giggle.119/319 "I'm allowed to eat. "Now all we need is some chocolate syrup. "Good! And BINGO!" she called out. She would be in trouble later. She finally found one. and filled their bowls generously. and then put away the syrup and the ice . Kelly. Kelly helped.
and cleaned her mess off the counter. and he is an expert in Karate. Jake didn't know his own strength. and then gently eased herself down into the softest sofa in the room. Kelly went to sit at the table and Kari blushed and said. you're a police officer! You could arrest him. Kelly? Those chairs look uncomfortable." Kelly admitted. and she was really sore! Kelly nearly dropped her ice cream as her brown eyes looked at Kari curiously. "Really? For what?" "For lots of things. or flip him on his back!" Kelly laughed." She led the way. too?" Kari was shocked. "My Nevin is a Police Officer." She . "Oh my goodness! I thought I was the only woman in this town with a man who spanks!" "You get spanked. too. her cheeks pink.120/319 cream. "Could we sit in the living room. but mostly for disrespect or sass. "But. I couldn't flip him if I tried all day. She still winced.
When Nevin spanks me. "We don't spank our kids unless the situation is extreme." Kelly answered. "Nevin doesn't spank me like a child. and I don't want that. "And.121/319 giggled at the thought." she admitted. I want one husband for life. even when I need a cushion to sit comfortably. Both of my older sisters have been married and divorced at least twice. as for arresting him. Nevin and I are very much in love and very happy. end resentments. "You don't find it odd to accept a child's punishment?" Kari asked the other woman. but it isn't . it wouldn't be fair since I asked him to take charge in our marriage and begged him for a Domestic Discipline relationship. it is very embarrassing. and even then it is only a swat or two to get their attention while we explain why what they did was wrong or dangerous... and it puts a stop to pettiness. A sore bottom works to keep communication open. and I end up sore each and every time.
but I wouldn't answer the door without looking. Yes.. Lieutenant." "I do. She had to smile when Kelly giggled. "Officer Wintrow." She hung up and smiled. Kelly's cell phone beeped and she answered. "I answered my door without asking who was on the other side. too. "That's what Jake says. Thank you.." "That would be spankable at my house. and it's my fault that Quincy Darles learned Jake was in my apartment. sir. I've been to too many crime scenes that started just that way and I know better.. too. too. It's an expression of love. ever spank a child as he does me. and they talked like old friends. That he wouldn't bother to spank me if he didn't love me." Kari said with a rueful expression.." Kelly insisted. "Your man is on his way. Now.122/319 abusive. and he'd never." She looked at Kelly and said. Maybe you ought to .
" Kari smiled. "What are you doing out of bed. I'll expect you back here tomorrow evening at eight o'clock. "No. I couldn't sleep. sir." Kari answered. getting to know Kelly.?" she suggested. Jake. "I slept six hours today. "Anything at all to report. who was standing." "I've been sitting here resting all night. Officer Wintrow?" he turned his attention to the Officer. I'm not tired or sleepy right now.123/319 go on back to bed before he comes in.." . Go on back to the Station and see where you are needed for the rest of your shift. Everything has been quiet.. young lady. You've been ill and you should be sleeping!" he scolded." "Jase said you are to rest." "Good. "No. Jake came in through the garage door and came to find them in the living room. I want to know what happened tonight.
but didn't find him. His first wife was killed in a car ." She turned to leave. and Kelly was very nice." "Good." "Did you know they have two children?" "Yes. don't worry about it. they're Nevin's from his first marriage. Kelly." she smiled in return and then left. sir. sweetheart. I spent all night looking for Darles." Jake said firmly." she crossed her arms over her chest.124/319 "Yes. and thanks for keeping me company. "Well. Kari. "Good bye. He might have spotted the unmarked car I had on him." he admitted with a disgusted frown. We talked of everything under the sun. She's a nice young woman. "Not until you tell me what happened tonight. sweetheart. I'm pleased you made her feel at home. "Nothing much. I feel safe here. "You need to be in bed." "It was my pleasure.
Those chairs don't have cushions!" she said in an accusing tone of voice. He was left with a two year old and an infant.. too. and that was that. right after the youngest was born. "And then she admitted that Nevin spanked her. "Did you know that Nevin spanks her?" "What? No." ." "Oh.125/319 accident. and they hit it off right away. "She realized that you spanked me when I asked to sit in here instead of at the kitchen table to eat our ice cream. She adopted those babies as hers. and then he met Kelly at work. she didn't tell me any of that! I wondered how she could be so young and have a five and three year old!" She paused and then asked. and she asked for a Domestic Discipline relationship because she didn't want to be like her sisters and divorced several times. His Mom helped a lot..! You talked to Kelly about spanking?" he was shocked.
sweetheart." "Oh." Jake said quietly. Just as me knowing that Nevin spanks her. Jake. "I'm sorry.. "No harm done. I'm sorry.126/319 "You two did talk... It happens between two people who love each other. I would never purposely say something to hurt you. and her green eyes were full of trepidation. "Ut oh. and it should be kept private and personal." he explained as gently as possible. I don't feel that either of us are abusive. but having information of that sort could be a weapon in the wrong hands. but it could be twisted and used against us by someone with a grudge or an axe to grind.. Like making love. I'm not saying she would want to make trouble for me. "A spanking is personal." she said contritely." . but Kelly is under my supervision. Did I do something wrong?" Kari wanted to know.
.. you are going to bed. and was disappointed when he ended their embrace. and if I catch you up before eight o'clock. We need to get a wedding planned soon. and I'm not upset with you.. sweetheart.. at least until you get to know everyone I work with a bit better. sweetheart. "Go to sleep. "I'm sure you're the one. young lady. "And now. giggling. Jake." she promised. you'll get a spanking and sent back to bed. to the large master suite and put her in bed and tucked her in.127/319 "I know that." "I will." he said as he leaned down to kiss her. Goodnight. sweetheart. I don't care if you join me here. but please be circumspect until you check with me." he said. and I trust them. She ." the invitation was for more than 'sleeping' and he knew it.." He scooped her up and carried her. Kari returned Jake's kiss with passion. Kelly and Nevin are good people..
all that you need. and the man told where she was . Jake questioned him for hours but couldn't find out where Darles went. and then left her alone in the huge bed. The man was tying up loose ends for Darles and was to meet him elsewhere. I don't want to seduce you unless I'm sure that you are sure. and I don't want you to make a decision like this until you're well. but I'll give you time. "You've been ill. If you want to wait until our wedding night. He didn't find Darles. Kari. and when your body isn't full of desire.. I'll wait.128/319 loved Jacob Tobias and didn't want to wait any longer to make love. Rosenberg said he was to fly to Detroit and wait to hear from Darles.. but found one of his minions. and Jake went looking for Quincy Darles. Jake asked him about Jenna's friend Deborah. He kissed her once again. I might be impatient and think I'm going to die of frustration. Kelly came back the next evening. sweetheart.
Jake contacted the FBI. trying to minimize the time he would spend in prison. He didn't want her to set foot in her old apartment. too. . and he didn't want her seeing any of the destruction.. Quincy Darles and his hired goons wrecked the place and left graffiti on the walls.. The other girls were released from captivity. I can't afford.. It isn't safe. "But. I'll go and pack up the rest of your belongings. A lot of her furniture was destroyed.129/319 sold and he gave up several other names as well.." "Hush. too. "You aren't going back to your apartment. Kari. You cannot stay there.?" he gave her an option to consider.. and heard a few hours later that they had found Deborah and she was being treated at a local hospital. and I'll take you to my place. or to Ma's if you'd rather stay there until we're married.. sweetheart. and Kari shivered to think that Darles was intending to do that to her." Jake told her the next morning.
"Couldn't we just call a judge and do it? Or fly to Vegas?" she suggested. sweetheart..130/319 "I want to be with you. and as long as you won't think less of me." "I wish the wedding was tomorrow. what are you doing tomorrow? Could you plan a small wedding reception? Kari and I are going to get married at the court house at five o'clock. Then he hit another number. "If that's what you want.. If you're sure." she shocked him by saying. I want us to be together." *** . Her eyes lit up as she listened without shame as he spoke to Judge Benson and arranged a time for them to get married. "Ma. can't we?" Jake nodded. Jake flipped out his cell phone and hit a number. I'm sure of my feelings for you. We can have our wedding night before the wedding. Jake.? I'm not going to rush you into this.
and admitted that he was a little surprised to get a call from Jake and couldn't wait to meet the lucky bride. "If Kari wanted a fancy wedding. and no one in the room could doubt that Kari and Jake were truly in love. She didn't. and you know it!" Jason fumed as he straightened Jake's tie. and one of her cousins came to be her matron of honor. I would have waited. and then said seriously. Jake's family was there. I guess." Jake grinned. I'm a lucky man.131/319 "This is not fair. . and even Jenna was there. bro. looking very unhappy and glaring daggers at her new sister-in-law-to-be. but it was done reverently and with respect. His Ma. too. "I've been engaged for a few months now. Jason. Kari's father was there. a stunned expression on his face. and I know she meant the words. bro. and you're beating me to the punch!" "Just lucky. Judge Benson was in a jovial mood. The wedding didn't take long to perform. No tux!" he teased his brother.
and when she shyly admitted she was happy they'd waited. just in case he got home earlier than she expected. She left a note for Jake. he kissed her and made love to her yet again. He was relieved when she didn't fuss and promised him she would be fine while he was gone. Jake's cell phone rang. and he told Kari he had to go to a crime scene. The next morning. and then got into her car and drove to her old place. She unpacked her things as best she could. but learned there were a few things she really needed from her old apartment. Kari whispered that he didn't have to do it that night. She parked in front and then used her key to let herself inside. He made sweet love to his bride. and kept insisting that he would go and get her other belongings as soon as possible. What she saw was more than shocking! The furniture that she'd saved for months to buy was ruined. and Jake didn't argue. The .132/319 Jake moved Kari to his home from the safe house.
.. She started crying. there was a loud pounding on the front door. and made her promise not to let anyone inside. .133/319 walls were covered with spray paint and what they said was more than a little frightening. It was obvious he was afraid the apartment was being watched. Her clothes. and picked up her phone and called Jake. As she walked into her bedroom the stench was overwhelming. and a voice demanding she open up immediately. were lying in scraps on the floor and the bed was ruined completely. He told her he was on his way. especially her unclothes. and in the next minute.
I want you and your stuff out of here now. Is that clear? In fact.. I am not responsible for any of the vandalism here." "You are or I'll sue you!" he sputtered. stepping over the mess laying on the floor and jerked the door open." Kari warmed to her subject. girl..134/319 Chapter Six "You open this door. "And I'm not paying for it. "You're going to pay for the damages in here. girl. "I didn't do this!" Kari was highly insulted. and repainting this entire place. I seen you go inside there!" The pounding continued and Kari recognized her landlord's agitated voice. today." The man pushed her aside so he could step into the living room. "It's going to mean new carpet. She crossed the living room. Mister? I did not make this mess. "I am considering suing you for renting me an apartment next to . and I will not be intimidated by the likes of you. girl!" "Who the hell do you think you're talking to.
it is high time someone take you to court and have you answer for your irresponsibility!" "I'm going to call the cops!" the man blustered. which is false advertising. how dare you purport these apartments as safe when the attic runs the entire length of the building? This place is not safe. spitting fire at the landlord.135/319 a convicted felon. and the relief he felt at finding her inside and unharmed was overwhelming. . He much preferred seeing her angry. with her hands on her hips and glaring at the man. AND. and for what you are charging for rent. She was standing there. Jake came running when he saw the door to Kari's old apartment was hanging open." she responded and smiled when she heard the siren getting closer. "I already did. and gone was all the fear she'd felt when she'd called him just a few minutes ago. than frightened and whimpering and afraid.
If you wish to file charges. "I want to file charges against this woman for damaging my property!" the landlord insisted." "This building is supposed to be secure. and I assure you it wasn't this young woman. sir. a man named Quincy Darles. I had this sight under surveillance. "Lieutenant Tobias. and it was vandalized by her neighbor. and we know who did the vandalism. and it obviously isn't.136/319 "Are you a police officer?" the landlord sputtered angrily. "She didn't damage your property. showing the man his badge. who is a felon. you can come into . Anyone could have come into her apartment at any time through the attic." "What? This woman is responsible since she signed a lease. This property was in excellent condition when she left here with me." Jake stated.
and you are going to get the spanking of your life for disobeying me." ." The landlord's face turned a deep dark angry red and he stomped out the open door. "Now come along and I'll take you home. "I wouldn't permit anyone I cared about to live in this dump. Jake was obviously very unhappy with her. Kari couldn't help laughing until she got a good look at her husband's face. I needed to get a few of my things and I couldn't see sitting on my butt and doing nothing while you were at work." Jake agreed calmly. I feel perfectly fine and you really do need to stop worrying about my health." Jake said politely. "Jake. "I still want her out of here today!" the man sputtered again." he promised. I'm fine. really. "So do I." "I told you not to come near this place. sweetheart.137/319 the station tomorrow and someone will assist you.
" Her pretty face was full of dismay and Jake realized she'd had no idea she was doing anything wrong.. "I'm sorry. and I won't do it again now that I know there is . Jacob. but it didn't change the fact that he'd told her she wasn't to come to the apartment and she disobeyed him." she said in a wounded tone of voice.. and when I give you an order for your protection I expect you to obey me. Kari." he promised. I'll make sure you learn this lesson before the day is over. I thought they all left town and it was safe now. I didn't do this to defy you. wait! Why shouldn't I come here? My stuff is all here.138/319 "But. I just didn't understand there was still a danger. What if one of Darles men was watching the place?" "I didn't think of that." "It isn't safe. Jacob. "It's not safe. "Please don't be so upset with me. Kari. "I only wanted to get my things." she admitted.
" She also was wise enough to know that Jacob didn't want her to read the painted threats on the walls and see all the damage done to her belongings.. Wouldn't it have been . and if she didn't do some fast talking. "There isn't a lot that is salvageable here. "Of course I will. her bottom was going to pay the price for frightening him. though. "I didn't want you to see any of this. and then he frowned.. I understand completely now. It isn't necessary for you to punish me. Would you want to take care of that for me?" she asked hopefully. but then added." Jake answered stiffly." she admitted. His face reflected his feelings. I need to call my insurance agent and have him come and take pictures before we get this mess cleaned up. "It just proves how childish Darles is. sweetheart! I knew you would be upset!" "I was a bit shocked.139/319 still a possibility that Darles is watching.
"Let's get you home now. imploring him to understand this one time. and I am sorry for assuming it was safe. sweetheart." "I think the messages were more for my undercover persona. "I'm not foolish. Jacob?" she asked." ." "I know that now. Will you forgive me this once." Jake stated bluntly.140/319 smarter to leave things alone instead of scrawling threats all over the walls? Now I will be much more wary. "Do you promise you will stay away from here. and he has to know that you will be on your guard. Jake. You shouldn't be here at all. sweetheart?" he asked. too. Jacob felt powerless to remain firm when she looked at him so trustingly. I would have done so today if I'd realized it was dangerous still. Of course I will obey you. touching his arm and looking up at him with complete innocence in her lovely green eyes.
He kissed her tenderly as he put her in her car. and she ran inside. She turned her car around and headed for the Mall. Jacob. She needed a few things. He turned to lock up the vandalized apartment and didn't see the dark colored car that pulled out of the apartment parking lot across the street to follow Kari down the street. He just hoped he didn't regret being lenient. anxious to get . and now she needed new clothing if she was going to go to work in the morning. You've earned yourself a reprieve this one time. Luckily. wondering how she could so easily bewitch him that he would let her out of a spanking she certainly earned. Tobias. Mrs. Kari was halfway to Jake's when she remembered the reason she went to her old apartment in the first place.." "Okay." she capitulated.141/319 "Very well. she found a place to park close to one of the store entrances. I want you to go on home now and get some rest..
Her purchases were going to make a dent in her next paycheck.142/319 her shopping done and get home before Jacob discovered she wasn't resting as she was told to do.. She had to have clothing and new makeup. Kari completely lost track of time as she tried on clothing.. and she admittedly chose things with Jake in mind. wondering if he would like this dress better than another one. but it couldn't be helped. but it wasn't there! Oh great! Could this get any worse? She literally ran for her car. especially the man who . It felt like she was only minutes in the large department store. oblivious to everyone around her. but when she glanced at her watch on the way to the doors leading to the parking lot. she gasped in shock! She'd been shopping for nearly four hours and Jake would be home and frantic by now! What had she done?! She searched her purse for her cell phone.
. She grinned and said. She saw the other woman and smiled. I'll be coming in tomorrow." "What? Are you kidding me?" Violet was truly amazed. "Good! It looks like you went on a real shopping spree!" Violet commented on the shopping bags packed to the brim. I was truly ill. Violet." Kari answered. "I lost most of my personal belongings to vandals. "I also got married yesterday." she promised.. so this was necessary. "Who did you marry?" . "Kari! Are you all better now? We've missed you so much at work!" "I'm much better. sicker than ever before in my whole lifetime.143/319 moved stealthily to intercept her before she reached her car. "Kari! Kari Morgan!" Kari heard a voice call her name and she automatically stopped to see who was calling out for her. "There was a bit of a disaster in my apartment.
He's a wonderful man..." Kari unlocked her car door and jumped in.. the one with the traffic light so she could pull out easier without having to worry about traffic. Violet. "I've got to go.144/319 "Lieutenant Jacob Tobias of the police department here. We'll have to have a party. "I should hope so!" Violet glanced at her watch. relocking the door out of habit. See you tomorrow. She put on her seat belt and quickly started the car and backed out of the parking place and drove to the mall exit. As she dialed her voice mailbox. and I can't wait to introduce him to all of you. She heard her cell phone beep and spotted it lying on the passenger seat." she planned. Jerry will be pulling out his hair with the baby by now. Kari picked it up and saw she had five messages.. where it must have fallen from her purse. she glanced in the rear view mirror and spotted the same car that .
sweetheart. She was being followed. She quickly hit her speed dial. calm and reassuring.. She turned into another parking lot. Jake answered on the first ring. The car followed. mimicking her every action. "I'm on my way.. I need help. before she could face his anger.145/319 followed her into the mall parking lot several hours before. and I have uniforms on the way.. The voice mails had all been from Jake. where to turn. and Kari was in trouble. and exited at the other end. and when he directed her into a . she needed his help. Kari turned right instead of left and was stunned when the car followed her.." His voice kept reassuring her." "Where are you?" he was suddenly all cop. Just stay calm and don't panic. "Jake.. I'm being followed. while getting all the details he needed to handle the situation. You'll be fine. But. and he followed. She made another turn. too. On impulse. telling her what to do..
young lady. I didn't mean to worry you. and a few other things. and I'm sorry I did. and some makeup. I only intended to be a few minutes. he walked over to pull Kari out of the car and he gave her a little shake." she explained. and the dark sedan followed her. Jake.146/319 parking lot. "I've been out of my mind for the last three hours. Once Jake was positive that the suspect was apprehended. "I lost track of time. it was quickly surrounded by police cars. but I needed something to wear to work tomorrow. "I know. What were you thinking to be gone so long? Why didn't you answer your cell phone?" he demanded. but I was in the Department Store for over four hours! I'm so sorry." "You were told to go straight home!" he scolded. Jake." . "It fell out of my purse and on the car seat. I didn't realize it until I came out of the Mall.
"I know you're really upset with me right now. "This is the second time today you disobeyed me.147/319 "I intend to make you even more sorry.. and he followed me.. I didn't think it strange that he pulled in behind me there. but she did say.. "What?" "He was following me before I turned into the Mall." Kari didn't argue." she explained. and then I made a few turns just to see what he would do. Jake.. That's when I called you. "Darles is having your place watched." he promised. but could you please ." she whispered." Jake said angrily. "If I'd gone straight home. and you put yourself at risk both times. she couldn't.. Jake had every right to be vexed with her.. and I won't argue your right to be upset. but it did seem odd that he left when I did. I worried you. he would have followed me there.
148/319 hold me right now?" she shamelessly begged. "You think I'm not serious about setting your sweet ass on fire?" "I know you are serious." she looked up at him. Jake. Jake. "I didn't do it on . and I'm not used to having a husband to obey. "You're safe now. sweetheart. We'll get through this together. and I promise I'm not going to be foolish again. "I was just wondering if all new brides are as foolish as I? This must me some kind of record for getting into trouble within hours of saying 'I do'!" She reached up to caress his cheek." "I promise to give you plenty of incentive. She was shaking and he felt like an ass for scolding her before he reassured her that she was safe." he growled and was surprised when she giggled." Jacob wrapped his arms around his bride and held her close." "I trust you. I'm not used to being at risk. "I'm frightened. I promise to try harder.
you get behind the wheel of this car and drive yourself straight home and stay there. don't answer the phone. realizing it was the truth. Mrs." Jake stated. giving her still tender bottom a firm slap. . kissing him.149/319 purpose. I'm not trying to provoke you or test you. "Definitely because I love you. I just simply didn't think it through before I made a choice to go to the Mall." she said. she smiled and said. Tobias. "Now. Unless the Caller ID shows someone you know and trust. "But I'm still going to turn you over my knee and spank you until you learn to obey me. Officer Wintrow will meet you there and stay with you until I get home." he agreed. Jake." "I believe you. "Thank you. as he buckled her seat belt. darling." he promised. "Because you love me." she whispered. and I need to know you believe me. When he straightened and looked at her. Got that?" "Yes.
Now drive safely and let me know when you get home. too. she didn't see anyone who looked as though they were following her." he reassured her. Other than my Dad." She felt safe. and she insisted on going inside first and making sure the house was safe.150/319 It's nice to know that I have someone to call who will actually drop everything and come running. I'll be several cars behind you. Officer Wintrow was already there when they arrived. . and while she was diligent. Once she determined they were alone. Kari used her cell to call Jake. I've not had that with anyone else in my entire life." "I love you. and he thanked her politely and told her to keep the doors locked and call him at the first sign of trouble. I love you. call me. honey. Jake. but if you see anyone suspicious. "Okay. I won't leave you completely alone until Kelly is with you. she had Kari come on inside.
He likes it that we are friends. and I'm looking forward to the day I get to wear regular clothes to work instead of a uniform. but I really don't think that would ." she stated bluntly. don't put any bugs in the Lieutenant's ear. "I'm sure that day will come. but please." "I appreciate that. "My things were all ruined that were in my apartment. I don't think my words would help all that much with Jake." Kari said." "Thank you. Want to see what I got?" she asked. "I was without much of anything. Kelly. I love to see nice clothes.151/319 "Looks like you had some fun shopping?" Kelly said with a smile. Kari." Kari explained. "I think you are good at what you do. "You know what I mean? It wouldn't mean much if it was handed to me.. And frankly.." she admitted wistfully. I want to earn my way and not get promoted because we're friends. "Sure.
her own gun in her hand immediately. "Go now! Don't open the door for anyone but me or Jake!" She gave Kari a push down the hallway and waited until she heard the lock click before she eased herself into the entryway. let me see what you bought. Kari. she decided to fix dinner." Kelly ordered." "That's fair!" Kelly grinned. "Now. and they were chatting amicably when there was the unmistakable sound of gunfire outside. . and Kelly boosted her self confidence by approving of the outfits she bought.152/319 make a difference as far as a promotion goes. Kelly kept her company. killing all the lights as she went. "Go to the bedroom and lock the door. They discussed the current styles and found they were in agreement about avoiding clothing that was too trendy in favor of classic style that was timeless." Kari obliged. Once Kari put away her new things.
She spotted her just as two police cars and an ambulance arrived on the scene. I'll be there shortly. "Jake. Kari couldn't help worrying and when she heard a high pitched scream. She came running and took Kari's arm and . Kari stood there and watched in horror as Kelly tried to pull a woman away from a child lying on the sidewalk. Kelly's investigating. The paramedics took over and Kelly explained to the officers what happened and why she was first on the scene. Kari was on her cell phone. there were shots fired outside. Stay put like she told you. and the line went dead. searching for Kelly. Kari knew the exact moment that Kelly spotted her standing outside the house. she feared that Kelly was in trouble and knew that she had to go to her and try to help if she could." "She knows what to do. I'm afraid for her." he ordered shortly.153/319 In the meantime. She unlocked the bedroom door and went flying down the hallway and outside.
" "Yes. and my job is to keep you safe." he praised Kelly. you should have. "You were told to stay in the bedroom with the door locked. "Don't you ever do that again!" Kelly yelled at her. I apologize for my wife's behavior. Kari. I wanted to help. You did the right thing to try and stop the bleeding until the paramedics got here to take over." Kelly stammered.154/319 pushed her inside. you're needed outside. "I am a police officer." "I'm sorry I left her alone. "Officer Wintrow. You should have done what I told you to do. Kari!" she scolded. Well done." Kari explained. sir. "I heard screaming and thought it was you. . If that little boy lives. You reacted instinctively once you realized the incident wasn't a ploy to get you out of the way. "A child was shot." a deep voice said in disapproval. it will be because of your quick thinking.
leaving Kari alone with a husband who was more than a little irate. it wouldn't." Kari said with a smile.155/319 "Now go and follow up. sir. "No." "I don't suppose that saying I'm sorry again would work?" she asked in a small voice. You disobeyed three times today." he ordered as he removed his suit coat and took a seat on the padded bench at the foot of the bed. Kari!" he exclaimed. "Three times! You need a sound spanking. . Take off your jeans and panties and come here. "Dinner can wait." Kelly promptly did as she was ordered. "I have dinner in the oven. Spanking my disobedient wife can't. It's your crime scene to work." "Yes. and you are going to get one to remember for the rest of your life.
. now would he?" Jake asked... If I'd spanked you then. If you don't want to make it worse than it's already going to be. then the other two incidents wouldn't have happened. "No. and who knows where I'd be right now!" she reminded him. Kari. upset. "That man wouldn't have been able to follow you if you'd obeyed me in the first place. I let you talk me out of this earlier today. then obey me right now and take off your jeans and panties and bring your sweet butt over here.?" she pleaded." "No.. that man would have followed me here. making no move to obey him.156/319 "Can't you at least wait until you aren't so. and you're going to get a sound spanking to remember. sweetheart. "Stop trying to wriggle your way out of this. and I regret it. You've earned a sound spanking." The look in his dark eyes was full of determination to mete out the punishment he .
he reached out and snagged her wrist. . Slowly. but he was giving her no choice. Jake's eyes followed her every move. but of the next few minutes. She was still tender from before. hoping to distract him.157/319 felt she deserved. She wasn't to arouse him so his mind would go to other things. he would spank even harder. he vowed. and Kari was suddenly afraid. When she finally was bared from the waist down. He knew precisely what his new bride was doing. and did his best to ignore her blatant flirting. Not of Jake. She'd already learned that Jake's hand was hard as a board and she didn't relish the idea of another spanking so soon. It wasn't going to work. Jacob wasn't stupid. she undid the zipper on her jeans and slid it down. and she tried to be as sexy as possible. such as making sweet love and forgetting all about the spanking he promised. and settled her face-down over his thighs. If he had to chase her down.
That didn't stop Jake. "I will remember!" she hastily told him. "You earned this spanking by disobeying me. and not worrying if you're where you're not supposed to be!" . "I'm sorry. and she cried out in pain. Jake! I won't do it again!" she promised. "Please stop now!" "I'm not stopping until I know you will remember to obey me. his actions proving he meant the words. I need to be able to trust you when I'm gone." he told her. "I promise I will!" "Lie still. and he spanked in earnest. It was kind of insulting that her attempts to seduce Jake were all for naught! His hand landed again." he ordered. trapping her kicking legs beneath his right calf. his hand spanking a steady tempo on her backside. either. He was determined to teach his bride a lesson.158/319 Kari gasped in shock when the first spank landed on her right cheek. this time on her left cheek.
159/319 "You can trust me. . It won't work. Jake! Please. little girl. I'm not going to start off this marriage by giving you the wrong impression and letting you think you can wiggle your way out of a punishment by either saying 'sorry' or by trying to use your body to turn me on. all it accomplishes is to make the spanking you earned that much longer. stop!" "I've barely started. And.
sweetheart." he informed her. upper thighs. and making it very plain with his scolding words and each successive spank to her bottom. I'll spank you as you deserve. He was truly upset with her..160/319 Chapter Seven Kari cried out in pain as Jake's hard hand continued to fall on her flaming backside. It might have worked for you with your Dad. "Not nearly as sorry as you're going to be. . but it doesn't hold water with me. saying 'sorry' doesn't automatically erase what you did and make it all right. In fact. covering her cheeks. and even then. When you disobey me. and her sit spots over and over. "I'm sorry!" she cried out. Is that clear?" he demanded.. I won't believe the words until I am sure you fully understand the situation. "Saying 'sorry' doesn't pay the bill. continuing to apply his right hand to her bared bottom.
"You did it twice more since then. it's clear! Jake. I won't have that.161/319 "Yes. "We're not finished with this. He released her and then stood her on her feet. he did. I expect to be obeyed. ." he reminded her. You go and stand in the corner and think of a suitable punishment for yourself. but when I do.!" "You'd better realize. young lady. and to her surprise. I won't do that unless there is a damned good reason. "I won't do it again!" "I heard that this morning. Jake!" Kari begged him.. When I give you an order. She wanted him to hold her." "I just didn't realize. "Please stop.. You blatantly tried to use your body to escape a well-deserved spanking. but he shook his head 'no' and held her at arm's length. you'd best pay attention." He spanked as he repeated the words a second and then a third time. please stop! I'm in so much pain!" Kari started sobbing.
How was she to know that he'd be upset with her for trying to get him to make love to her instead of spanking her? She was new to this whole marriage thing. and see if there was word of the child. then I'll give you what I think you deserve. Jacob was truly upset with her and it nearly broke Kari's heart as she made her way to the corner to stand. and one she could get finished as quickly as possible.162/319 I'll give you several minutes to think." He helped her step out of her tangled jeans and panties so she wouldn't fall as she walked to the corner. and if I don't feel you've come up with a good suggestion. She was too upset over Jake's being upset with her! Jacob left Kari in the corner and went outside to check on his officers. Kelly spotted him as he stepped outside his front door and . but she couldn't think. and I guarantee you won't like it. She tried to think of a punishment that wouldn't be so awful.
and of the other child who accidentally shot him. All a tragic accident. but expected to live." Kelly Wintrow replied. The little boy is too young to know guns are dangerous. The older brother took every precaution to keep the gun put away and locked up. sir. sir. He's been having trouble on the job. "I would like to rule this as accidental. She gave names of the victim. The families were close friends and supporting each other through the crisis. "Did the older brother give a reason for owning a gun?" Jake asked. He wanted to protect all of them. The injured little boy was in surgery. The parents weren't aware their older son had a gun.163/319 immediately came forward to give a report. The boy found a loaded gun in his older brother's dresser drawer and took it outside to play.. I can't see . and they threatened his family. "Yes. He has a permit. His little brother found the key.. and he did have the gun locked in the drawer.
Kelly. She heard the Mom of the injured child screaming. we might not ever see her again. she won't be the same Kari she is now. and then go on home. You've put in your time for the day. and she assumed I was being hurt in some way. We've become good friends." "I understand. and she wasn't thinking of herself. but the next time it could mean her life. about Kari. Lieutenant." "I agree. She only wanted to help me. and if we do." ." she smiled. Officer. I've got to make her understand that.. "Sir.164/319 where it would do any good to take this further." "Thank you. Write up the paperwork and put it on my desk for review. I can't let her disregard the orders she is given for her own safety and protection. If Quincy Darles gets his hands on her. I know she meant well when she put herself at risk.. As her husband.
The Lieutenant didn't hand out praise unless it was deserved. He wanted nothing more than to go into the bedroom and gather Kari in his arms and hold her close. and it terrified her as a Mom to see the little boy lying on the sidewalk bleeding. sir. She couldn't. She was a little less objective. "I'll go to the station and get the paperwork done. as a police officer. sir. but didn't argue. She was glad that he was able to look at the situation objectively. and she hoped it was enough to see him through. he still had to make it clear . and not just as a husband who was afraid for his new bride. Jake went inside and walked to the kitchen to get a drink of water." Kelly was pleased. However. She'd seen women after they were kidnapped and abused. She had to do what she could to save him." "You did a good job here. Officer. and she was proud that he thought she did the right thing today.165/319 Kelly nodded sadly." "Thank you.
Kari?" he asked. "I don't know what you think is suitable. and I won't ever try to . "Have you come up with a suitable punishment. "I didn't think how it would make you feel." she admitted. and he hoped she had a good punishment in mind. He hated knowing he was responsible for her pain. I feel terrible that I've upset you so much. He was afraid she'd misunderstand the lesson. think him a cruel bastard. Jake. and had to be stinging furiously. "No. Her backside was a deep dark red. but I guess you get that all the time from criminals and it's the last thing you want from your wife. I just didn't think." she cried. or even worse. He put the glass in the sink and then walked into the bedroom.166/319 she couldn't use her cute little body to wriggle her way out of a punishment. They were newly married and he didn't relish punishing her sexually. He couldn't let that pass. Kari was still crying and he felt guilty.
I want you day and night. it wouldn't be fair to you to let you get away with seducing your way out of an earned spanking. I'm human. unable to look at him." "Come here. I'd much rather make love to you. . I'm a normal man and I find you sexy as hell. sweetheart. not without loving discipline. I didn't mean to make you so angry. "It doesn't have a darn thing to do with my job. "But. but I have to discipline myself. and in-between. She turned around and walked over to him. He reached out and took her hand and pulled her into his arms and just held her shaking body. but everything to do with us. It's just not fair to remind me of that when I need to spank your bottom because you've done something to earn a punishment. I want our marriage to work." Jake said softly. and it won't. Kari. I don't enjoy punishing you and making you cry in pain.167/319 seduce you again just to get out of a punishment." he explained. You might get your tush swatted.
. how can you punish that way?" Kari was curious. "How would you like to get aroused and know you couldn't do anything to relieve the problem?" "I'm sorry!" she gasped and then blushed a bright red. young lady.." When she looked at him with wide eyes. it just seemed like a good idea at the time." she confessed." she promised. . "The only reason I'm not doing it this time is because I can see you really didn't understand how strongly I feel on the subject. "That good idea gave me a hard-on that lasted for a while. he smiled grimly. "I'm new to all this marriage stuff and." "But." he told her bluntly.168/319 and that means not permitting you to wiggle your way out of a spanking with your sweet body. that will be your punishment. Mrs. "If you ever do this again." "I won't do it again. Jake. Tobias.
and it was the Lieutenant's turn to blush. sweetheart?" he asked.. anything but another spanking. When she nodded. "You could have me write lines or an essay or stand in the corner for an hour.. Jake. Please. it's just that I can't imagine how you could do that without leaving yourself in the same condition." "Please don't spank me again.. "It creates a very nice burn when peeled and pushed into your backside.169/319 "Do you honestly want to find out?" he asked quietly. As it is. "No. You came close to learning that today..?" . this time I'm only going to give you a few more spanks just to reinforce the promise you made.. "Do you know what gingerroot is.. something that didn't happen often. he said.. and once the pain of the burn recedes a bit.. I just don't think I can handle another spanking tonight.?" she looked at him innocently. it leaves you feeling horny as hell.?" she begged shamelessly.
"Very well. The lesson needed to be given. I will give you two hours to get this done. but she was sore. sweetheart. You can sit at the kitchen table and write 'I will not use my body to try and escape a punishment. and sent to bed early. and if it isn't. and sitting to write lines would be a damned good reminder. she didn't argue. then you get the rest in spanks. or you'll get the spanking in full." To Kari's credit." "We'll eat now and then you can sit undisturbed for your punishment. She didn't bother with ." "But what about dinner?" she asked.170/319 Jake hadn't thought of any of those. She merely slipped out of her sweater and bra and found a long tee shirt to put on. no complaining. "It'll be ruined if we wait another two hours to eat. No fussing. no arguing.' over and over until you reach five hundred times. no begging off. but had to admit there was merit in choosing an alternative to spanking.
171/319 panties because her bottom felt swollen to twice its normal size. but she did know how to keep them from starving. At least Jake wasn't angry or upset with her now. Jake told her she could get started on her lines while he cleaned the kitchen. She wouldn't use sex as a manipulative tool again now that she knew how it made him feel. It didn't take her long to put the finishing touches on their dinner and she was pleased when Jake complimented her cooking. hoping to get the five hundred lines done quickly. She knew she wasn't nearly as good a cook as his Mom. Kari was dismayed to . and she had a much better understanding of him. and she didn't think she could stand anything snug on her spanked butt. When they were finished eating. After a few minutes of writing as quickly as possible. and she wasn't averse to learning more recipes. She wanted to keep her husband happy.
if she didn't stop to breathe! She was going to be short over one hundred lines! The thought was depressing. She continued to do her best. He knew she was writing hard every time he looked in on her. . but the most she could write in one minute was three of them. especially since sitting on the chair was causing considerable discomfort. but when Jake came to tell her the two hours was up. she wanted to cry. too. "I got three hundred and sixty-two." Kari admitted. and that added up to only one hundred and eighty per hour.172/319 realize that there was no way possible to finish all five hundred in the two hours he'd allotted! She was writing as quickly as she could and still be neat and legible. He'd expected her to be done well before the two hours was up. "How many did you write?" he frowned. "I could only write three a minute. and seemed to be taking the punishment seriously.
and I'm proud of you. "Good.. can I hold my wife and tell her how much I love her?" he wanted to know. sweetheart." he told her. then. "I thought you'd be done at least half an hour ago. He picked her up and carried her into the living room and snuggled with her on the sofa. but it wasn't possible for me to finish. Now.. I'm not going to spank you when I gave you too many to get done.173/319 Jake. You did your best. I gave you my word. and smiled when she practically flew into his arms." . it wouldn't be fair. and I intend to keep it. "Do you think you'll remember your promise. This is done." He looked into her troubled eyes. "I didn't want to start out our marriage by having to punish you. sweetheart?" he wanted to know." she insisted. It was sometime later when he said." "I didn't think it would take so long. "Yes. I tried.
Not for lunch. Jake." he begged.174/319 "It wasn't how I saw us beginning." "I ache. not in a group. I'll be more careful from now on. I couldn't bear losing you now that I've found you. there was no sense in denying either of them. It's your call. I won't insist. but if you're too sore. "I really wish you would. Kari. either. baby. Since they both wanted the same thing. Jake. "I know you love me. too. but it's because I need to feel forgiven." He smiled and easily lifted her in his arms and carried her to their bedroom. or too upset." he said in a hoarse voice. and I know I was wrong today. "Am I permitted to seduce you now?" she asked hopefully. *** "You aren't to leave the office for any reason. . "I want my wife so badly I ache. sweetheart." she admitted." "Thanks.
" she smiled at him. and I don't want to repay him by leaving him in the lurch. which desperately needed a soft cushion. "I don't want to let you out of my sight. and for herself." she teased lightly." he admitted. If something comes up. darling." she got up to get the coffee pot and pour another cup of coffee for him. "I understand. call me right away. You are to stay there. his tone full of concern. "Mr. "I really wish you would consider taking a leave of absence. until I come to pick you up. and then said. Do you have any questions. or want me to repeat the rules?" he asked." he asked her once more. inside your offices.175/319 not to run an errand for your boss. "You've repeated the rules at least four times now. and to give her sore bottom a brief respite from the chair. He has been so . "I don't want to lose my job. McCrady took a chance on me when I was new in town and just fresh out of college. Jacob.
I understand the danger now." she leaned down and kissed him. honey. or ask one of the others to bring me something. too. and I'll try not to be controlling. and I do not plan to earn another spanking for a very long time. I won't run any errands. If there is any problem at all. sweetheart. Jake. which is something I'm never asked to do anyway. "I love you." She was repeating herself. I will order lunch in." "We'll find our way.176/319 patient while I was ill. and I am delighted that my desk chair is very well padded. "I'm not a child." Jake nodded." she added virtuously. and I will stay inside the office until you personally arrive to pick me up. and I'm anxious to get back to work and prove to him that he didn't make a mistake by hiring me. and then started clearing . I don't have any desire to upset you or worry you. Jake. "I promise I will not leave the office for any reason. My bottom is very sore. I will call you immediately.
177/319 their dishes. Kari proudly introduced him to all of her co-workers. "I love her to pieces. McCrady's office door. Jake locked the house tight and then drove his wife to work. I don't want to be late my first day back. Jake decided he liked the older man." she took Jake inside to meet her boss." she said in an exaggeratedly bossy manner that made him chuckle. and he wanted to see where she worked and see the office that was hers. McCrady assured Jake that . and then she knocked on Mr. please. "Come in. "You just sounded like Ma!" he teased. Mr. "Drink your coffee. and when he said. He took protecting her quite serious. but that wasn't Jake's style. and he explained why he was concerned for Kari's safety. She'd expected to be dropped off in front of the office. Kari was surprised when he parked his car and walked her inside." she admitted with a grin.
and he promised to be wary of any calls from prospective new clients. He thought her job sounded pretty darn boring.178/319 he would personally see to it that Kari wasn't left alone in the offices. Jake nodded in understanding. stopping only to go to the break room to refill her coffee cup a few times. She heard someone . She loved her job. and she applied herself. and she got up to go and get another refill. She had a lot of work to do in order to get caught up. Kari was relieved to settle into her office to work. and when he kissed Kari goodbye a few minutes later he felt a bit better about leaving her at work. He explained to Jake that he personally did all of the interviewing and then assigned clients to the account managers. but he knew better than to tell her that. Kari discovered her mug was empty yet again. and to give her sore tush a break from sitting. even though her chair was well padded and normally as comfortable as could be.
Kari went into the bathroom and came back with a tissue for Violet. and peeked inside the break room to see that Violet was standing in front of the window looking outside and trying to hide the fact she was crying. until yesterday.!" Kari said. shutting the door to the break room... "Violet.." she whispered sadly. and Jerry.." she started crying again..? What's wrong...." "Oh no. I don't think anyone can help.. and it made me even later getting home.. "Do you remember when I told you at the Mall I needed to hurry and get home because Jerry would be upset. can I help?" Kari offered. "Well." Violet turned to look at Kari and said. "No. I hurried a bit too much and I got a speeding ticket.179/319 crying.?" Kari nodded. "I thought your marriage was wonderful. "I've decided to divorce Jerry.. too. "Was he very ..?" "I thought so.
. "Was he angry about the money?" Kari guessed again." she whispered..180/319 angry?" Violet nodded.. knowing full well that Jake would be upset with her if she got two speeding tickets.. "No. "Well. and he enjoyed the time alone with him.. or the fact that our car insurance is going to go up. and was surprised when she shook her head 'no'. It was my second one this month." she confessed.. He said the baby was good. . He took her safety seriously. but that wasn't the main reason he was so angry with me. He was upset over the speeding ticket. he wasn't happy about the money. "Ohhhhhh. trying to understand the problem." "He doesn't want you to have an accident and get hurt. "Because you were so late?" Kari questioned. and she probably wouldn't be able to sit down once he got done telling her how he felt about driving irresponsibly." Kari said in a soothing voice.
" she said. "I never thought he would abuse me. He. I don't want to talk to him. and then said. "He treated me like a child and spanked me.181/319 looking at Violet. "No! I told him to get out before I called the police and had him arrested." . did you talk to him about this?" I asked. "What happened. Violet? Did he scold?" "It was worse than that. he. "Kari. I locked myself in the baby's room until he left. but he did!" "Did he use his fists on you?" I was confused. her face turning scarlet with embarrassment." "Violet. Why would a man who was concerned about his wife being injured because of speeding hurt her? It didn't make sense. "No. I never thought Jerry was the type of man to do something so awful..." she whispered. I'm too sore to sit down today!" she confided. Kari.. he struck me..
"No... "If you wouldn't have run to the baby's room. did he? I mean." Kari waited a minute or two and then said. or strike you with his fist. I can . "Violet. right?" Violet nodded." "You don't think a spanking is abusive?" Violet asked me. he would probably tell you that he spanked you because he loves you. but he didn't hit your face.182/319 "If you talked to him. He scolded you and said he didn't want you hurt in a car accident. Jerry didn't really hurt you.. Violet. "What? How is that loving?" "Jake says that a marriage can't survive without loving discipline.. if I got a speeding ticket. he turned you over and spanked your bottom. he probably would have held you afterwards and told you how much he loves you. I think it's another way of showing love." Violet looked at Kari and said. enough to spank you when you earn a spanking.
please. and I am guessing that you are very much loved. Kari. Crying and thinking of divorce isn't nearly as much fun as making up and knowing that you are tender because he wants to protect you. after I was told to go straight home and get some rest. Violet. "I am assured I am very much loved." ." "Oh my! You're sore.. too. Give him a chance to tell you that. I don't want anyone to know either. he would spank for my going shopping for over four hours and leaving my cell phone in the car. "In fact." Kari smiled at Violet's shocked expression. Oh.. I'm so embarrassed!" "Now that I can understand and appreciate." Violet swiped at her eyes and nodded. Why don't you call Jerry and talk to him. don't tell anyone else. too?" she asked.183/319 almost guarantee that Jake would make sitting impossible for a day or two. "I'll call him. Kari nodded.
a happy smile on her face. added creamer. and then he was going to come and turn me over his knee again and spank me until I listened to him! I'm so grateful that isn't going to happen now. Kari. "Come with me now. the sparkle back in her eyes. Kari reassured her she was happy she could help. One look at his face told her that he wasn't pleased. Kari was busy until she looked up to see Jake standing in the doorway. there was a tap on her door and Violet came in. and Violet went back to work. . smiling happily.184/319 Kari quickly filled her coffee mug. A short while later. "I had to come and tell you that you were right." he said firmly. Jerry said to tell you 'thanks' from him. He said he was planning to give me today to calm down." she giggled. too. and then hurried back to her office. Kari.
"I'm sorry.. how. "I already spoke to him. getting to her feet." "Why? It's not your fault. Once she was safely buckled in. I know this is hard on you." she said quietly." Jake's voice was stern. "Darles knows you work here. he reached across the seat and took her hand. McCrady. Jake?" Kari asked. It isn't safe for you to be here right now. sweetheart. and I blame myself." Jake said shortly." He took her arm and marched her out of the offices and Kari wanted to cry. honey. but he was too perceptive. Kari. and Kari didn't argue with him.?" "Let's go. and if you tell me that you started it all by dropping into . She tried to hide the fact from Jacob..185/319 Chapter Eight "What's wrong. "But. "I need to tell Mr. at least where she was concerned. We're leaving right now.
"I have a few places I don't want to go. may I remind you that I might have died if you hadn't. Jake couldn't help chuckling.." he frowned." she admitted. "Would you like to go to Paris. "Really. even as she reached into her handbag for the packet of tissues she kept inside. "I don't have a clue. She took one out and dabbed at her eyes.186/319 my apartment. I would rather do something right here in the States. would be not meeting you at all! I love you. but he said. Where would you like to go?" he asked of her... and right now I'm acting like a big baby. sweetheart. feeling sorry for myself! I'm pouting!" she made a face." "Really?" Kari asked. my darling. "I love you. I'm going to take you on a real honeymoon. and once this is all over. or Rome?" "No. and even worse than dying.. too. There are so many .
No one is living in the house right now. I'd be perfectly happy with a cabin in the mountains." she told him. "I don't care. and then asked. "I'll surprise you. it was Kelly's grandparents' and she inherited it a couple years ago." "Which mountains?" he asked with a grin. Jake?" "Nevin and Kelly Wintrow own a farm. and you are going to stay there with Kelly until I deal with this situation and put Darles behind bars." "How did you find out that he knew where I work?" she asked. just as long as I'm with you. . meaning every word. then. Jacob. "Where are we going. "That will be fun." he said with a smile.187/319 wonderful places I've never been. and felt a twinge of fear when Jake's face reflected his outrage and anger." she nodded in satisfaction.
Jenna wasn't happy. and contained an attachment of photos of her sitting at her desk working. He'd warned all of them to be especially careful. too. and insisted his sister come home from school." Jake wasn't about to tell Kari that the message was delivered via email... and that was likely to happen if she cursed at him the way she did Jake when he called her to tell her to get packed up. Darles had someone in the next building shooting photos through the window... Jake was going to put her over his knee and straighten her out fast.. . The camera could just as easily have been a gun! Jake was crazy with fear until he got to her office and pulled her out of there. and that put the rest of his family in danger. if Jase didn't beat him to it..188/319 "He sent me a message. Darles knew he was a cop. and if she didn't settle down and stay with Ma. but Jase went to bring her home.
"Or abuse you to hurt me.. and let her do her job. do you remember a conversation we had about honesty and not keeping me in the dark for 'my own good'? I'm not a child. She'll keep you safe as long as you do what she says.." "To sell me. and you are hiding things from me. You have a right to know what is going on. along with the reminder that the camera could have been a gun. You need to mind Kelly. but you're right. He wants you alive. especially since it concerns you and your safety. That bastard Darles had pictures of you sitting at your desk working.189/319 "Jacob Tobias." she shuddered..." He looked at her. "I want you to be extremely careful." Jake said quietly. sweetheart." . "I just want to protect you. Kari. and then nodded. He emailed them to me. They were taken this morning.
" he told her.190/319 "I'm not exactly helpless myself. her voice emphatic." "I hope it doesn't come down to that. her cheeks turning a bright pink with embarrassment. I have enough evidence to make the charges stick. "That doesn't make me happy. "Don't even let your mind stray where it's going." she warned. "Pretty sore." Jake said. All you need to do is stay out of sight. and we have a warrant for his arrest. "Implicitly. Can I trust you. but Dad made sure I took some self-defense classes. "I do not need another spanking for any reason ever again!" she assured him. huh?" he asked sympathetically. "I might not be a police officer. "Do you believe that?" It was important . "I'm going to catch the bastard and put him away." she nodded. sweetheart." Kari informed him. "Oh yeah!" she admitted. sweetheart?" he asked meaningfully.
" he admitted. his voice soft and all the more threatening for the quiet intensity.191/319 to him that she not fear him. "I am already sore enough to remind me I don't want another spanking ever!" She changed the subject. Jacob.." Kari smiled." . sweetheart.. or think him an ogre.!" she added with a giggle. a bit frightened at the thought of being so far away from him. Tobias. "Yes. "Yes. and I will love you a lot more if you give Kelly any grief whatsoever." he warned. "Searching for Darles until I find him. "I know you love me. I believe you." Kari promised. I can't run the risk of staying out here at night.. "How much farther do we have to drive?" "Another five minutes. "Where are you going to be while I'm out here?" she asked. I could lead him to you. I do. "I will behave. Mrs.. a lot.
" "He said that?" she was pleased. sweetheart. "I hate the thought of being separated. I'm doing my best to outsmart Darles. sweetheart. This car was searched thoroughly for any kind of bugs.192/319 "Are you sure we're not being followed now?" she turned around in the seat to look out the back window for any sign of another vehicle. and the look he gave her was sad." Kari admitted. He says you are a good worker and he values you and wants to keep you. I want you keep you safe. and we've taken a scenic route to get out here." he said solemnly." he told her. Mr. "I'm positive. McCrady gave me his word that he won't fire you or replace you. "I hate it. tears in her green eyes. "I promise that I'll find him. I've been watching. and we'll get our lives back. "I had the car watched from a distance while I was inside getting you." he admitted. . too.
?" Kari protested. "He knows this isn't your fault. come here. They're acting as friends. "Queenie.." Kelly patted her leg and the two animals came to ." "I do. "That wouldn't be fair to her. Midnight. and I trust them implicitly with your safety. and enjoy spending some time with Kelly. and Nevin supported her. and a couple minutes later they pulled into a long driveway. he did. please try not to worry about work right now." Jake nodded. She said she had some ideas to keep you both busy while you have so much time on your hands. and he wants you to be safe.. Just try to relax. until Kelly came outside and called them down.193/319 "Yes." "What about her husband and kids.. Two large dogs came running." she agreed. So... or them!" "She asked for the assignment. sweetheart.? Surely she can't stay with me until this is all over. too.. barking and growling.
palm up. especially when he picked up a stick and threw it for them to chase. and within seconds they were friends and the animals were in love with her. Kelly. they'll protect you if need be.194/319 her. and want to say 'hello'." he confessed." She looked at Kari and smiled reassuringly. too." Kari wasn't afraid of the dogs. "It's a great idea to have the dogs here. She's a friend. "Hold out your hand. too." "I feel better about that." she said simply. He then smiled at Kelly and asked." he told her. You can pet them now and they'll be friendly. Kari. wagging their tails. "Thank you for going out of your way for us. Most of all. and the dogs fell in love with him. "This is Kari. He knows that no one will get close to the house with them here to guard us. and let them smell you. "The dogs are Nevin's idea. Kelly insisted that Jacob do the same. They won't hurt you." "You and Kari are friends. .
and don't worry. You just didn't know where to look. but I'm not a novice. do you have plenty of ammunition if you need it." she replied. I did. and she looked at Kari and gave her a barely perceptible nod. Jake. if necessary. I'm aware of what you think about civilians arming themselves. and it sure didn't do me any good . but Jake saw it and asked." "You didn't have a gun in your apartment. "What?" "Kelly was telling me that she brought a weapon for me to use.195/319 "As a friend who cares about you. don't look at me like that. "Now. Someday we'll go to a range and I'll show you. but Kelly trusts me to help out if need be. Dad taught me self-defense." Kari immediately spoke up. and that includes guns. Kelly?" "Yes. Nevin made sure I was well stocked. "Yes. too." Jake said. I won't shoot you or Nevin if you come in some night after dark.
"I give you my word I will do everything possible to keep us both safe. I'm glad you couldn't get to your gun that day. and listen to Kelly. either. It was taken when they trashed the place. Got that.196/319 where I had it. "I want your word that you won't take any stupid risks . "Be careful." Jake wasn't happy and it showed for one brief second until he forced it down. Do it as if it was me telling you. and then admitted. hard. I wouldn't have been expecting it. honey. and then she grabbed his shoulders and tried to give him a little shake. "Darles and his men have it now." He kissed her. "We'll discuss a better way of keeping a gun once this is all over. grasping her shoulders and giving her a single shake. Trust her instincts." she confessed. and one of us could have been injured or killed. sweetheart. and just for the record." Kari promised. sweetheart?" he asked gruffly. Don't argue if she tells you to do something.
" Kelly was a relentless teacher and Kari proved herself an apt pupil. Thank you for your help. She didn't . and has lots of doors and little cubbyholes. little one. but dangerous in the dark if you don't remember. either." They watched Jake drive down the long driveway and onto the road. He turned to Kelly. Pretend that you are in school now. Just part of the charm. "You be careful. we'll kill all the lights and have an advantage. If something happens. and at different levels. Kelly said. Jacob Tobias! I love you!" "I promise. And the floors are uneven in spots.197/319 with your safety. and gave her a hug. "Come on inside and I'll show you the house. too. Rooms added on. I want you to memorize where everything is so that you could walk through here blindfolded." he grinned at her. Once he was out of sight. then leaned down to kiss her. This house is old. Kari.
Kelly. "Thank you for believing in me and treating me as a competent person capable of helping in an emergency. Even though I never ever want you to do it again. and then hugged Kelly.'" she imitated his deep voice. "I felt awful that you got into trouble with Jake because of me. although I feel guilty at taking you away from Nevin and the kids. Kari. I was so touched when you came running outside when you thought I was in trouble.198/319 complain. they'd be too scared and afraid for themselves. even when Kelly put a blindfold on her and made her navigate the house without any help at all." "You're my friend. I'm so grateful to have you here with me." . You're special. Kari. That means so much to me. I don't think either of my sisters would have done that." she said emotionally. Kari passed with flying colors. "Nevin thought it 'foolish but very brave. and then giggled.
then reached for her gun when the dogs started barking like crazy. "I earned the spanking I got." "I know of a third lady who has discovered her husband loves her enough to spank. The farmhouse was very old. reminded me of Nevin when I've crossed that proverbial line." "Maybe we should form a club to pass out frozen peas and sympathetic hugs. "He hated it. "I'm beginning to believe there are lots of special husbands out there. although her cheeks were pink." Kelly grinned. it was all mine. Kari.199/319 "It wasn't your fault. and I know it was given with lots of love. and one of the features was a secret hiding place that was used ." she said. Kari nodded and did as she was told. Kari. And." Kari confided without mentioning any names." Kari admitted. "Go and hide where I told you. Kelly. I could see the regret in his eyes." she said firmly. it was just the last straw with Jake for the day.
Kelly. Kari. she said. and once they were happily eating their snack.200/319 in case of Indian attack. It was Mrs. Now it was a safe place for her to hide while Kelly faced danger! Kari didn't want to remain hidden. She brought us a loaf of freshly baked bread and it's still warm. "Come on out. She couldn't hear what was going on." "I understand. and also has a place to hide runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad. Henderson from next door. but I want you to know that I expect you to do it anyway." She leveled her eyes on Kari. You want some?" "Of course!" Kari promptly agreed. . It just doesn't feel right to me. a smile on her face. but Kelly was back in less than ten minutes. She followed Kelly to the kitchen. "I hate hiding and leaving you alone to face whatever. I've known her all my life. She noticed the lights and decided to come and say hello. "I'll tattle if you don't listen!" That made both of them giggle.
. Do you and Nevin plan to live here someday?" "No.201/319 Kelly talked about her grandparents and spending time on the farm. but he's a city boy and uncomfortable with the idea of living here. much to her surprise and her siblings and cousin's envy." "It's lovely. "He gave them some money each. and maintain the house and use it to get away. I'm okay with that. The extra income helps a lot with the kids. Nevin likes to come out here on weekends. "Are you pregnant?" . and now. but made it clear the farm was mine because he trusted me to keep it as a farm. and that was why her Granddad left it to her. "Kelly?" Kari looked at her.." she suddenly broke off. and said that of all the grandkids. she was the one who loved it most. and leave it to a child or grandchild of mine who would do the same. We hire the farming done. Kelly. He wants it to stay in our family as it has since it was built.
" "No." Kari stated firmly. and please don't tell him. "He won't spank me if I'm pregnant.. Kelly." "He's going to turn your bottom red when he learns you've kept this from him. "Please." Kari predicted. After we know you're safe. and I would go nuts at home right now. "I just found out this morning. I want to do this for you and Jake. I'll tell Nevin. He will want me to take a leave of absence right away. too. or I tattle. and I'm so excited!" "Does Nevin know?" Kari couldn't believe he would let her take on this assignment if he did. "No more hiding unless you hide with me." "I'm not going to let you get hurt protecting me. Kari. and my Lieutenant." "Kari!" .202/319 Kelly smiled and then nodded." Kelly grinned.." she stated knowingly. "No he won't.
Just called and talked to Kelly. "Let's talk babies. "Do you think we need to check up on them?" Jake asked in concern. "I already did. She's all bubbly. Nevin's uncanny instincts were legendary in the department.203/319 "Kelly!" "I feel as though we're sisters. "Guess that little lesson you gave her ." "I don't have any siblings. and then hugged the other woman." Kelly said emotionally.." Kari answered." Nevin said to Jake as he dropped into a chair across from the other man's desk. but I would be honored to be your sister. "I can't imagine telling anyone else the things I share with you.. She had one visitor and Kari did what she was told to do. says they're having girl fun and talking." he told Jake." *** "I hope the girls are behaving...
"Those two have a lot in common. . "She loves you. still feeling bad over the incident." he growled." Jake grumbled. "I know Kelly." he shook his head. "Not a good way to start a marriage. "Something is off." Nevin frowned. She's hiding something. but she doesn't lie.. Kelly considers Kari more of a sister than she does those two brainless wonders who are her biological sisters. aren't on the phones. why the frown?" Jake asked." he added with a familiarity that spoke of friendship. Things seem normal. and they aren't doing anything they aren't supposed to be doing. They haven't been outside." Nevin shared with a grin.204/319 took pretty well." "So. told Kelly that. and on how to do Gracie's hair in the morning. "Like I'm going to do more than brush it out. She gave me all sorts of instructions for laundry tonight..
" he admitted. and then said. she's a handful right now. "I need to find a guy who knows how to deal with her sass." "You'd better put someone on her. "or send her over to help with my girls. with strict orders not to put up with any of her crap." he offered. "Seriously." "Nope.205/319 "Do you want me to ask Jenna to come over and help out in the morning?" Jake offered." Nevin said in surprise. You keep her at home. Jake. "It might give her something to do that won't get her read end paddled." "He's a green kid. "I put Officer Aiken on her." Nevin said at once." Jake hooted with laughter. I can keep an eye on her that way. and she might not like it if I whop her one. It's one thing if you or Jase whack her. . I don't trust her not to mix into this mess because she wants to get even to what Darles did to her friend Deborah. but I don't have the patience you do.
and when the man didn't release her. honey." Jake grinned at his friend. "All he needs to do is turn those blue eyes on her and she'll melt. Aiken will have to do his best. and I've got to find Darles. Jenna will find him cute. she made a fist and slugged him in the nose! "You bitch!" the man roared and drew back a fist to repay her in kind. "Jase is working.206/319 "And anxious to please. The blow Jenna expected didn't come. moron. "Let go of me. You're drunk!" Jenna tugged on her arm. and I can't stick him with her. . but instead she found herself freed." the man reached out to grab Jenna's arm." *** "You're a cute little handful." "What if she tells him to go to hell and gives him the slip?" "I warned her she might try that. and sit on her if she won't be reasonable. and hopefully behave." Jake shook his head.
207/319 "Leave the lady alone. and your brother is my Lieutenant." Jenna smiled at the handsome man who came to her aid. "You can leave when you want. "You shouldn't be in here. but overbalanced and went crashing to the floor." her rescuer said by way of warning. Now back off." he said firmly. Let's go. that girl slugged me and all I done was offer to buy her a drink. out cold. and I sure can't do it in a place like this." . pretty boy. "Look. I'm not going anywhere." The man lurched forward. I've been assigned to protect you." "You're too pretty to be so stubborn." "You put your hands on her. "Who are you? How do you know my name?" "I'm Linc Aiken. "Thanks." Jenna's smile immediately disappeared. We're leaving for your home right now. Miss Tobias.
"Oh. she don't. all for dramatic effect. but if caveman is what you want." Linc gave the man a nod. girl. "Thanks. and then beat on his chest a bit.208/319 "I said 'no'. "What are you doing?" Jenna hissed angrily." the man answered. and made a mental note to call that bit of information in to the Lieutenant just as soon as he got Jenna out of the place. "Easy or hard. and when she started kicking her feet and beating on his back with her . "No." he warned under his breath. makes me no difference." she told him." he nodded affably." He bent down and scooped her up over his shoulder. "I'm tired of your silly little games. then caveman is what you'll get!" he spoke loudly. I heard you. "Getting you out of here." Linc answered. "Get her out of here before she gets herself hurt. "You owe the bartender anything?" he asked. princess.
and kept drowning out anything that Jenna tried to say in her defense. sugar!" he slapped her bottom once more. Once outside in the parking lot. "Hell. You tell me you want a Caveman. and the people standing around watching curiously hooted in laughter. you moron!" Jenna yelled. he reached up and smacked her backside. you act like a spoiled little bitch!" he kept his words slightly slurred. and when I give you what you want. "Settle down woman! The cavewoman is supposed to come along quietly!" he pretended to be just a bit drunk. "Now settle down so we can go home and get to work makin' those babies you want. he walked swiftly to his car. honey. but was suddenly .209/319 fists. Linc continued to make jokes the whole of the way to the door. "Put me down. they're gonna help me if you don't stop kicking. "HELP ME!" she cried out as he headed for the door.
boy. and turned to face the three." one of the men smiled." Linc replied calmly. He quickly shoved Jenna in the car and told her to lock the door.210/319 aware that three men were following. so move on unless you want to find out the hard way." "You aren't too smart. and you won't get hurt. boy?" the man asked as he took out a knife and flicked it open. "I protect what's mine. "Give her up. . "She's my wife. and I don't give her up to anyone. are you.
and the next couple of minutes happened as if in slow motion. and listened as she told him what was happening. He answered immediately. Linc remained focused and calm. She hadn't realized that Darles would send so many men after her! Jake told her to stay in the locked car. but she was hysterical. the three men were lying unconscious on the pavement.211/319 Chapter Nine Jenna was terrified as the three men drew knives and came at the handsome young police officer who'd carried her out of the bar! She took out her cell phone and called Jake for help. Jenna prayed that he would hurry because Linc was definitely outnumbered. They'd drawn a crowd. and obviously someone had called 911 . Linc calmly watched as one of the men nodded to the others. and promised he would be there as soon as possible. and by the time it was all over. and just didn't know what to do. She knew she sounded hysterical.
I'm fine. "Officer. do you need medical attention?" he asked Linc." Jake gave her a hug. "They were trying to take me. "Sir. I . the bartender warned me to get Miss Tobias out of the bar before she got hurt. are you all right?" Jake asked. "No. Two cruisers came flying into the parking lot and officers jumped out. He risked his life to save me!" she burst into tears." Linc responded. Linc pulled his badge and held it out to identify himself as a police officer. Linc didn't let them. "You did a fine job.212/319 before he could call it in himself. Another car pulled in right behind the other officers. Jake. "Jenna. taking note of the fear in her pretty eyes. sir. "I didn't know what to do!" "You did the right thing by calling me. and Jenna jumped out of Linc's car and ran straight into her brother's arms. Aiken." Nevin nodded in approval.
but she wisely knew it wasn't the time or place to push her eldest brother." Jenna wanted to die of embarrassment at the public dressing down. young lady? As of right now. and then said." "What about my car?" Jenna asked. and then she'd have to face her Ma. and we'll sort this out in my office. He wasn't ordered to do so. and anything she had to say on the subject would have to wait.. you don't have a car. You're damned lucky that Officer Aiken takes his job seriously and found you. too! .. I suggest you think about that and what might have happened to you if he wasn't here to save your butt. He was angry with her. It was going to be a long evening. "Bring Jenna with you. When Linc opened the car door for her." Jake nodded. she got in without a word.213/319 think he might know something that would help with your investigation. You were told to keep your butt at home tonight. "What about it.
" "You did the right thing to call for backup." "No." Linc confided. "I was afraid for you. Linc. Thank you for protecting me. The man hurt my best friend." he smiled. "This wasn't so difficult. Jenna. "I called Jake.." she answered.214/319 "You're the one who called 911?" Linc asked as he started his car. to keep them from getting to you." she tearfully explained. and I had an added incentive. and then admitted. "Thanks." "You're very nice. Linc. ." Jenna whispered emotionally. "I only wanted to help and I nearly got you killed in the process! I'm so sorry!" "I've been in worse situations." she looked at him. "They were Darles' men and they were trying to kidnap me for him.. I was trying to bring him out in the open so Jake could arrest him.
and it was pretty darn effective. and you had no right to treat me the way you did inside that bar! You smacked me several times!" she accused.215/319 "Well. and I wasn't a bit happy when I got to your house and found you missing. It took me several hours to find you. I try to be. I will. and then hurried to catch up to her . but I'm going to be blunt. If your brother doesn't warm your fanny for this stunt. "I still have your handprints on my bottom!" "Good." Jenna gasped angrily. and that drunk was about to fist you in the face!" "I can take care of myself!" she indignantly complained. Jenna. You were told to stay home. "You have no right to say that." he grinned." he growled. I saw how well you could do that. "Yeah. little girl. You know you had no business going to that place. pulling into the police station's parking garage. He pulled into his assigned space. "I was trying to get you to shut up.
and then took the elevator to the third floor. where Jake's office was located. and then shut the door before turning on the pretty young brunette. "You just bought yourself a trip over . He grabbed her arm and spun her around. Linc rubbed his stinging cheek. I hate you!" "You're just mad because you know I'm right. "Ohhhhh. "He'll give me a commendation." Linc replied.216/319 when she jumped out of the car and took off running. nodded at the guard. Settle down now. you are just begging for a spanking. he seated Jenna on a chair with a hard thump. She immediately jumped up and slapped his face as hard as she could." he warned. Once they were inside the small office. or it's going to happen right here." he marched her inside the building. grinning. "I'm going to tell Jake that you mistreated me!" she promised. "Little girl.
I'll tell Jake and he'll kick your butt!" She backed even further as he continued to come closer.. He followed. Jenna was so embarrassed she didn't know what to do.217/319 my knee. Linc. "I said I was sorry!" she reminded him... Her skirt was really short." Linc told her... I shouldn't have slapped you. In the next second. little girl.. "You're only sorry because you're going to get a good spanking. his blue eyes glittering like blue chips of eyes." he promised. "I'm serious. I'm sorry!" she apologized. easily tugging her down over his knee even though she was struggling and trying to stop him from doing so. "Okay. "You wouldn't dare!" Jenna backed away from him. "Don't you dare!" Jenna yelled in a pleading tone of voice. he snagged her wrist and pulled her over to one of the wooden chairs in front of Jake's desk. He grinned and backed her right up to the window that looked out over the street. .
" he told her. "This skirt should be burned. which were equally skimpy. but it exposed entirely too much of her while in this awful position. and then proceeded to do just that. "Your butt is practically hanging out." she begged. Jenna was mortified. Linc wasn't inclined to be merciful. trying to reach back and tug the hem down to cover herself. "If you were mine. Linc! Please! What if someone walks in here?" "I guess they'll see you getting your almost bare butt spanked. "Pull down my skirt. and then he shoved the scrap of fabric up to show her panties.. I guarantee you wouldn't be wearing this ever again!" His hand fell again." Linc said in disapproval." he said.. giving her bottom a sound spank right below the hem and leaving a red handprint on her sit spot. "Let me up. He .218/319 perfect for clubbing. reining spank after spank down on her bottom and sit spots until Jenna was crying and begging for mercy.
but she's pretty emotional. He's wiping her eyes right now and talking to her. and then. much to Jenna's shame. he finished the spanking by giving her ten really hard spanks. all to her sit spots. for sure.. "Why not?" Jake demanded.219/319 spanked her for not staying home when she was told to do so.. and he spanked her for giving him a hard time getting her out of the bar." . You picked the right man for the job. for slapping his face! *** "You don't want to go in there just yet. and he spanked her for antagonizing the drunk to the point she was almost beaten. Jake. He spanked her for dressing like she was selling herself. That kid Aiken just finished spanking the daylights out of her." Nevin reached out to stop Jake before he got to his office. "Your sister might be embarrassed if you walked in right now.
"The little fool nearly got herself killed to save my life. a bad fight." He grinned. she scared the hell out of me." Not very nice of me. and it went on her record that way. and I spanked her that night.. I was trying to be the modern husband. and it could be your little sister needs the same type of man? You have to let . and it wasn't what she wanted. but it still doesn't set well with me that he took it this far.. she came to me and asked me why I was letting her get away with acting like that? She wanted us to have a domestic discipline relationship within our marriage. "It was so damned brave of her....220/319 "I had a feeling he would be able to deal with her. but as a man. but I loved her already." Nevin admitted in embarrassment. considering. after we got married and had a fight. "Kelly told me that you and Kari have the same type of marriage... Then." "I spanked Kelly within twenty-four hours of noticing her." he confided in his friend..
and he probably has the handprint on his face. She slapped Aiken hard. but do you think they would have come there to get me?" she asked.. but the keys are mine for the time being.. Little Jenna needed a spanking. sounding more like a scared little girl than a young woman about to graduate from college. They waited another few minutes. and then added in a stern tone of voice. and then Jake walked on in." Jake took a deep breath and let it out slowly. You are grounded. "I had your car taken to the house.?" she asked for his attention. "Jake." he admitted. "I figured on doing it myself. honey. I'm sorry I didn't listen to you and stay home tonight.. Jake." he said patiently. little .221/319 her take her lumps. "Jake. "That is why I sent Officer Aiken to protect you. pretending not to notice when Linc took his arm from around his still sniffling sister.. and when he raised his eyes to look at her he could see she'd been crying.
Are we on the same page now?" he asked. you'll get another spanking." .. I just wanted to do something for Deborah! She's in so much pain right now. I am sorry.222/319 sister. "You deserved that spanking. and she is terrified Darles will come after her. but the handprint on Linc's face was still a bright red and had to sting like hell. He didn't deserve your sass. and if you fuss at me.. and he certainly didn't deserve to have his face slapped. Jake. but she nodded. and I hope you know how lucky you are he went beyond the call of duty to find you tonight. "I am well aware of what happened in that bar before Officer Aiken carried you outside. you would be over my knee tonight getting the same damned thing. Is that perfectly clear?" Her face turned scarlet. and if Linc hadn't already tended to the matter. I thought I could. little sister. Am I making myself clear?" Jake knew he was being hard on her. "Yes. I really am.
"I just have to help you take care of Darles." She got up and put her arms around him and hugged him tightly. I'm of legal age to own a gun. and then she had to giggle when he looked at her in such obvious relief.. Jenna! This is illegal!" his voice was hoarse. too. "I know how you feel about people carrying guns. what were you thinking? You had no protection whatsoever.223/319 "Set yourself up as bait. "It is too legal. He found exactly what he expected to find.." . are you?" he demanded.. and was around the desk in the next second. I have a concealed carry license." she announced. honey. big brother. "Good God. I'm not irresponsible. You aren't carrying a gun. grabbing her handbag. and I took classes. "Jenna.?" Jake asked in a strangled voice. but I did this all legal. I love you too much to embarrass you by doing something illegal and stupid. Jake.. "I'm going to have to arrest you!" he wanted to cry.
Jake. and I apologize for slapping you. She turned to Linc and said. we all do." she said emotionally. and I promise I'll do what you say now. "I'm so grateful to you for helping me tonight. My word on it. I'm sorry. Jake. I'm sorry I made it more difficult. "I already have his attention. I would have been in so much trouble I can't bear thinking about it. I will.224/319 "Jenna. and I went about it all wrong. I wanted to help you. If I have to finish the spanking that Linc started. I know you feel terrible about Deborah. I was embarrassed because I knew you were right to . but I cannot and will not permit you to use yourself as bait. and I am in over my head. Those were his men who tried to kidnap me. "If Linc hadn't been there." she admitted. her lower lip trembling. and I promise I won't stop until you are too bruised to dress like a tramp in clothes like these!" He could see how red her upper thighs were beneath the short skirt. Linc.
" "You handled yourself well. I want to thank you for protecting Jenna.. "Were you in the military?" she suddenly asked. "Like in special forces of some kind? You did not learn to fight like that at the police academy. You." she said.. You needed that. and they meant to kill you. We love her and would be . "Those three were dangerous. "I understand." Jenna said softly. Linc nodded." Linc got to his feet and gave her a hug." he said earnestly." she tearfully proclaimed.. and I took it out on you. but I am sorry it was necessary.. "And I was in Special Forces. of all people. and on a personal level. and I was angry at myself." he answered. Linc." he admitted. little girl.225/319 scold. didn't deserve that. "Marines. It wasn't how I planned for us to get acquainted. "Now. "I'm glad. I'm not going to apologize for spanking you. and proud of it. Jenna. I really am sorry I hurt you.
He told the Officer to write it up and submit it by the next morning. "I understand." Jake admitted. He'd seen the love in Jake's eyes as he'd scolded his sister. Jenna was loved.226/319 devastated if anything happened to her.. and the pain in them when he thought he'd need to arrest her for carrying a concealed weapon. Yes." Linc smiled. "When I get home tonight I expect to see your license to carry a .. and then he asked him to take Jenna home and see to it she stayed there. He promised to relieve him in a few hours. sir. Then he leveled his gaze on his sister. once he went to the hospital and interrogated the three men who tried to abduct Jenna. and he was pretty darn sure that he was falling hard for the pretty young woman himself! Jake returned to his seat behind the desk and was all business as he asked questions to determine exactly what happened and how it happened.
but she went about it in the right way! Still. We will be discussing this further. but instead he'd thanked him and said he understood his spanking Jenna." Jenna knew what that meant. and the proof that you took classes. young lady. He knew how lucky he was that he wasn't sitting in a cell because he'd taken things too far with Jenna by spanking her. he was more than likely going to set her bottom on fire for the second time that evening. and she was already very tender and sore. but it would be if Jake decided to spank her again! Linc was just as happy as Jenna to get out of Jake's office. the pretty brunette deserved a spanking. but it wasn't the best way to start a relationship. He was alert as they left the building and . Sitting wasn't impossible yet. You have them ready. Jake could have had his badge.227/319 concealed weapon. and she wanted to cry. Of course. She knew full well how Jake felt about civilians arming themselves.
" he looked at her." Linc answered. like she's done something to be ashamed of. He knew that other cops had been attacked in the garage as they left work. because you're done with it as of tonight. and she is so shattered. "That's good to hear. I understand you wanting to go after the ones who hurt your friend. She feels so dirty now. "You are too sweet a girl to dress like a hooker. "And. They did all sorts of things to .228/319 went to his car." "I love her." "You think I'm sweet?" she asked. No one was lurking about. "I surely do. Linc. and he wasn't about to give someone a chance to get the drop on him. so frail. I'm so afraid for her." she startled him by saying after a couple minutes of silence. and he put her in his car and left to drive to her home. or wear this much makeup. or a cheap pickup. especially when he was responsible for Jenna. sugar. "I don't normally dress like this. Linc.
. and now she thinks no man will ever want her because she's so hurt and terrified of being touched. She was saving herself for marriage. Jenna.." he told her. until Jake sent Jason for me today!" "He's trying to keep that from happening to you.. They deserve to die for what they did to her. They beat her when she fought them. sugar?" Linc asked. She has a female officer with her at all times. her voice breaking. "I've gone with her. to break her. Jenna nodded. She was too embarrassed. "She didn't tell Jake and the others all of it.229/319 her. and . his voice full of sympathy. but what about Deborah? She needs me to be with her right now! She's so afraid they'll come after her again. "The Lieutenant isn't taking any chances." Jenna said..." "Is she in counseling. and they used her over and over and over." "I know.." "She's being watched.
there are others working undercover. If Darles tries to take her, they'll catch him." "I didn't know that!" she said, her eyes snapping with temper. "Jake could have told me so I wouldn't worry so damned much!" "He's got a lot on his mind, sugar, and I'm sure he would have said something if he knew how upset you were." "I suppose," Jenna answered, and then she groaned. "Oh no! Ma is home, and she's going to be really upset with me!" She turned to him and said, "Couldn't we go to your place instead?" "Do you want the Lieutenant to kick my butt, literally and at work?" he asked, raising an eyebrow. "No, of course not, but are you sure you're ready to face Ma? She's going to be upset with you for spanking me, and you can't keep anything a secret from her. She's one of those people who can look at you and just know things."
"I can't wait to meet her," Linc said with a grin. "Okay, but don't say I didn't warn you," she folded her arms across her chest while he parked the car. Linc got out and looked all around. It seemed safe, but he wasn't taking any chances. "Do you have your door key?" he asked. "Yes." "Give it to me," he ordered. Once she handed it to him, he reached inside the car and pulled her out, and then tossed her over his shoulder for the second time that night, and ran toward the house. "What are you doing, you moron! Put me down!" she screeched, earning herself a hard whack on the backside. "Trying to keep you safe, and you'd better settle down, or isn't your butt sore enough yet?" he gave her another spank for good measure... and to hear her squeal.
"Okay, okay! Please stop spanking me," Jenna begged. "I just find this embarrassing," she admitted as he put her key into the door lock. "I'm sorry," he said, putting her on the floor in the foyer, and quickly shutting the door and locking it. "I'm going to check out the house just to be sure it is locked up tight." He took two steps and was facing an irate woman with a gun in her hand. "You stand right there, handsome, and tell me who you are and why you are here, and just why my daughter is dressed that way!" "Ma, he's a police officer; put the gun down," Jenna moved to stand in front of Linc. "He saved my life tonight, and you're going to want to feed him and hug him, not shoot him, and does Jake know you have a gun?" she demanded.
"No, he doesn't, and it isn't any of his business, do you hear me, Jenna?" Molly said firmly. "Yes, Ma, I hear you. Please put it away now. Linc is a nice guy." "I'm sorry, Linc, is it? Jacob warned me to be careful, and I am doing just that, and you, Miss Jenna, were supposed to be in this house and not out gallivanting all over the place, and what is with those trashy clothes and the makeup?" she demanded without taking a breath. "Ma, may I please change first, and then I'll answer all of your millions of questions," Jenna answered, and then said the magic words, "Ma, Linc and I haven't eaten and we're starving... Could you fix us something?" "Of course, I'll fix you something. Young man, just where do you think you are going?" she demanded when Linc started to follow Jenna to her bedroom.
"I'm assigned to protect Jenna, Mrs. Tobias. I'm going to make sure her bedroom is safe, no one hiding in the closet or under the bed. I'll step outside while she is changing her clothing," he promised with a smile. "Very well," Molly gave over. "Are you a picky eater?" she asked as he walked away. "No, ma'am, I am not a bit picky." "Handsome and not picky. That's two!" he heard Molly say and looked to Jenna questioningly, but she was blushing. He stopped her from going into her bedroom until he searched thoroughly, his gun in his hand. He wasn't taking any chances. The bedroom window was unlocked, and he quickly locked it. "Did you have this window open, Jenna?" "No," she answered. "Do you think that someone was in here and unlocked it to come back later when I was home?" "It's possible. Grab up your clothes and what you need, and go on into the bathroom.
I'm going to sit right here while you are dressing, sugar. If someone tries to come in that window, they're going to get a big surprise." Jenna scrubbed her face and took off the offending garments. She also slid down her panties and looked at her still-red bottom in the full length mirror on the door! She was definitely sore. She pulled her panties back up, and decided they were much too tight. She took them off, tossed them into the hamper, and then pulled on her flannel sleep pants and a sweat shirt. She brushed her hair, and tied it back with a scrunchie, and when she felt more like herself, she padded barefoot into her bedroom. She felt Linc's eyes on her and blushed. "Now you look really pretty without all that goop on your face," he said with a smile. "Thank you," Jenna smiled in return. "I thought you were planning to step out of here while my daughter changed, young
she whispered. "Was someone inside." she said. do you think?" . "Mrs. but I just assumed that Jenna left and forgot. did you notice anything out of the ordinary when you got home today?" Linc asked seriously.. Tobias..236/319 man?" Molly was standing in the doorway and she wasn't a bit happy. but when Jenna paled. "The front door was unlocked. We've both done that before.
taking her weapon out of her purse and leading the way into the kitchen. he said." "You have a gun!" Molly looked at her youngest child in shock as the handsome young police officer went to search the rest of the house." he told them. "I do. and he is not happy.237/319 Chapter Ten "I think it is very possible that someone was inside the house." Linc answered." he promised. If anyone tries to come inside that you don't know. She checked the locks and closed the blinds over the windows to prevent anyone from looking inside. We'll stake it out tonight. Tobias. do you seriously know how to use your gun?" he asked. and then turned off the . "Keep it with you. When she nodded in reply. "Jenna. "I'm going to check all the other rooms to make sure the windows and doors are locked. please. Mrs. "Jenna's bedroom window was unlocked." Jenna answered. and Jake knows. use it.
" she said. He's on his way here." "I called the Lieutenant and let him know about the door and your window. sugar. "Did you check these locks before you closed the blinds?" he asked. and nodded.238/319 bright overhead lights. do you have a permit for your gun?" he wanted to know." Linc looked at Molly and asked." He looked at Jenna. . "We don't want to be silhouettes on the blinds. "Do you have your permit to show him. "Good for you. "Ma'am." He got her bag and once she found it. sugar. It's in my bag. He knew they were both frightened. "Your bedroom window was the only one unlocked. Jenna?" "Yes. he looked it over." Linc called out as a precaution against startling the women and getting himself shot. He said to tell you both not to worry. "I'm coming into the kitchen. "Yes. This will go a long way toward easing his worry. Ma.
" "I believe you." he added with a spark of humor. Jenna. "Oh." "So. and then said. Ma?" Jenna pleaded. and I do know how to use it.239/319 "Would you arrest me if I didn't?" she asked in a testy tone of voice. I've had this gun since my kids were small. ma'am. But. I wouldn't dare. and why you were out of this house after your brother made it so clear you were to stay right here?" Molly turned her eyes on her squirming daughter. "I have a permit. the Lieutenant might. . "Can't it wait until after we eat. and Jenna wanted to laugh at the startled expression on Linc's face. would you care to explain to me why you were dressed like a prostitute tonight. To Jenna's relief her Mother laughed. "No. I'm going to be so mad at you!" Molly exclaimed.
a sure sign she was very upset and concerned. too. Mrs." She was too embarrassed to continue. what on earth did you do?" Molly actually turned away from the stove and the food she was cooking to look at her daughter. pouting just a bit.240/319 "I've already been spanked and Jake took away my car keys. Tobias." he added with a touch of sympathy for the young woman. "I tried to draw out Darles so Jake could arrest him. and I'm not going to apologize for it.. his voice firm and full of conviction." Linc told her. and I did a good job of setting her backside on fire! If that chair didn't have a soft cushion on it. "Jenna. she wouldn't be sitting down. and grounded me!" she blurted.. "No. either." the pretty brunette told the . "Jake spanked you?" Molly was surprised. "I did. "Jenna had a spanking coming to her.
and when she saw the look in her daughter's tearfilled eyes.." she confessed.. Linc saved me. honey... "I see. Ma. who all loved her. . Jenna! Why did you do that?" Molly asked her daughter. Ma. "If Linc hadn't been there.. that wasn't a smart or safe thing to do. and I was so awful to him." she admitted tearfully. I expected Darles to come. "Oh. I could have handled. baby. and she'd just find herself in more trouble with her family. I got in over my head.241/319 truth. she said.. I slapped his face. and it is a miracle he wasn't killed or hurt. "Jenna! What were you thinking? That man has no scruples whatsoever! Look what he did to Deborah!" Molly exclaimed." she gently scolded. Oh. Darles. Linc saved me. "You're right. Lying to her Ma never worked. not to send three of his men. and three of Darles' men came after me.. You were trying to see justice done.. maybe. One man.
242/319 "He was scolding." she confessed. and I knew I had it coming. Jenna. and he was proud of her for accepting responsibility for her actions. Jake and Nevin both think highly of him. You know me. "I earned a spanking for sure. but I was so angry with myself." she promised.. I'm so fortunate Linc spent hours searching for me tonight. "Yes." Coming from Jenna. I'm not proud of it. Ma. She wasn't the spoiled brat he first thought her to be. I believe you did. and then her worry took over. . Ma.. and that he was willing to risk his life to protect me. you have to promise me right now that you won't try anything like that ever again!" "I won't. "I've learned my lesson." Molly agreed. either." she said with a smile for the man. it was a huge concession. I take my temper out on anyone foolish enough to be within proximity of me. Linc was blushing at Jenna's praise. "Oh.
her own knitting lying in her lap. He wanted a chance to get to know the brunette better. "Jenna is precious to me. *** Kelly looked up from her knitting to see Kari sitting motionless. Mrs. looking off into space. There was the sound of a key in the front door.243/319 "Thank you." Linc promised. for saving my little girl. young man. but he wasn't taking any chances." Molly said emotionally. Tobias. putting down her wooden spatula long enough to give him a big hug. He was fairly sure it was the Lieutenant. and to all of us. and Linc was immediately alert. spunky. meaning every word. and smart. I just can't bear to think of her in the clutches of that horrible man Darles!" "We won't let that happen. . He motioned for the ladies to stay where they were while he covered the door. She was pretty. too.
yarn. Kari was still staring out . and done in white. and a few pattern books. too. But to her surprise. and Kelly was excited. but much easier to do when Kari showed her how. it would be perfect for either a boy or a girl. Kelly was now making a pair of bootees for the new little life she was carrying inside her. and Kari was working on a matching sweater and cap. Kari said that she'd show Kelly how to make a blanket. thinking that learning to knit would be a fun project for the two of them.244/319 When Kelly learned that she and Kari would be staying at the isolated farm. she decided to bring knitting needles. When she looked up again. Knitting and talking was a good way to pass the time while they were waiting for Darles to be captured and arrested. Kari already knew the craft. It was going to be a very pretty little outfit. and Kari made perfect sense of the directions that Kelly found confusing to read. and was more than willing to teach her how to cast on.
Darles could find out where we are if he gets you to answer." she admitted. "It's only been a few hours since I kissed him goodbye. Let it go to voice mail. "You're missing Jake. but I already miss him so much. honey. that has to be Jacob!" she said enthusiastically. I would love to talk to him. and it's not your Dad. "Don't answer it." Kari . Kari!" Kelly raced to grab the phone before Kari did something foolish that could lead to Darles finding her." Kari admitted with a deep sigh. but we do it all the time to find people. setting her knitting aside and jumping up to grab her cell. I don't understand all the tracking stuff." she smiled at Kari. "Oh. "It's not Jake." "It didn't occur to me that Darles could use my phone to find out where I am. and then jumped when her cell phone rang. I don't recognize the number.245/319 into space. "I am.
You didn't cause this problem. Kelly?" "It's my job to know these things.." The dogs suddenly started barking again. "What would I do without you. Just try to be patient and give Jake time to catch Darles. Kari.246/319 admitted sheepishly. "Go and hide. Kari. it's probably Nevin. he's a good cop. If you aren't where you are supposed ." "I feel like I created this problem just by opening the door to my apartment that day." Kari admitted. but he was already being investigated." "Kelly. you'll need my help. and then purposely softened her tone to add. He will. while I see what is going on. Now go!" she ordered in a sharp tone.. I just can't do that! If it is Darles and his men. or Jake. I want you to stay hidden. "You drew Darles' attention because you are young and beautiful." "If it is Darles. Kari. "Seriously.
247/319 to be. "It's Nevin." Kari decided that Kelly was right. but with Jake. and then put her finger over her lips to remind Kari to keep her silence about the baby. and hurried to do what Kelly said. we are both going to get our tails busted. Kari. They were up to something and he just knew it. "I'm glad to see you are doing what you're supposed to be doing." "I promised I would. not only with Nevin. She said a prayer that it was either Nevin or Jake. It showed off . too! "Yes." she said." she whispered. It wasn't long before Kelly came to get her. more than a little relieved she'd trusted Kelly's instincts." he looked at her and then at his wife." Nevin said solemnly. Her backside was much too sore to contemplate another spanking so soon. "Jake will be pleased. I know you promised. She didn't want to be responsible for getting Kelly in trouble.
He looked back over other calls and there . taking in every detail. positive that he'd finally discovered what they hadn't told him earlier when he called. "We didn't recognize the number." Kelly reported. and he quickly looked up the number and was surprised that the call just happened a few minutes before he arrived. something Kelly had wanted to learn to do for a couple of years now. Let me write the number down and run a check on it. "No. His experienced eyes went over the room.248/319 of both of them." he said. did you?" he demanded. "Kari's cell phone rang. He couldn't spot anything that would tell him that they were plotting mischief. Kelly hadn't hid it from him." "You didn't answer it. "I know better than that!" "Okay. The only thing it appeared he'd interrupted was their knitting. of course not!" Kelly replied indignantly. Kelly handed him Kari's cell phone. Good.
and Kari gasped in dismay when she learned that Jenna was also being targeted by the criminal. "I wish I could. we're just fine. Nevin filled them in. Once he was finished with checking out Kari's cell phone. "Kari. and it wasn't like her to withhold information. but things are hectic on the Darles' case. and he was relieved that she wasn't doing so now." His voice was firm as he delivered his warning. Still.249/319 weren't any that he needed to be concerned over. It would be a very good idea for you to do exactly as he told you and not give the man any guff. Jake is about as stressed as a man can get right now. and Nevin knew it. something wasn't 'right'. Kelly was a good police officer. he handed it back to Kelly and then asked. "Are you staying the night?" she asked hopefully." Kelly answered with a smile. babe. . "Is there anything you two ladies need?" "No.
" Kelly's eyes were full of surprise." "We aren't going to get into any mischief out here." he stated. "She has done exactly as I instructed. I want to keep both of you safe.. We'll be fine. "I am sorry. Kari. both of you.250/319 "Nevin. be cautious. Kel." Kari promised. and I don't understand why you sound so accusatory right now.. "Kelly and I have discussed all sorts of plans for 'just in case'. and there was a hint of temper in her eyes. looking from one to the other. "Please." Nevin headed back to town. his instincts screaming at him and telling him the two women were definitely up to something that . or you. why are you scolding Kari? She hasn't done one single thing to deserve it. I didn't mean to sound like I was scolding you." "I wish I could believe that. "I'm just concerned." he admitted sheepishly. Nevin." Kelly defended her friend. We don't want to upset Jake.
. big brother. right off a wooded area walking path. "Jenna. and he'd spank her until she couldn't sit down for a month of Sundays for risking her life like that! But.. remember. Kel wouldn't defy orders. Jenna visibly relaxed until she saw the expression on Jake's face. thinking she could take him into custody without back-up? No. but started the interrogation. Surely his wife wouldn't agree to lure Darles out to the farm. they were up to something! He just didn't know what. yet! *** "It's the Lieutenant. I live on campus. What is the one thing you stressed to me every day and night for at least a month? 'Make sure you keep that window closed and ." Officer Aiken called from the foyer. He didn't waste time saying 'hello'. It would cost her her job.251/319 he and Jake wouldn't approve of. are you positive your window wasn't unlocked?" "Positive...
" he grumped. "Officer Greene. I just make sure to keep it locked. Jenna." Jake nodded. I do listen to what you tell me. too." he admitted. It's too easy for someone to climb inside your room without being seen. Jake. Be careful entering. and then took out his cell phone and pressed a couple of buttons. would you go and check out my sister's room.' I never leave the room or go to bed that I don't check that window. "That's good to know. I particularly want to know if her window is locked. but it's . and the habit is so instilled that I'm sure to do it here at home. just in case Darles or his men are hiding inside. "I really think the school should install bars on those ground windows.252/319 locked. honey. Jake." she said so sincerely that he had to smile at her. "It would feel like I was living in a prison if they did that. I don't think they would do that. especially after Deborah was abducted.
" She reached up and patted Jake's face. and act of love as your son to do so. Jenna was. I'm not stupid. dear. but I took precautions. and nothing was missing or out of place. sweetheart. I looked through the house. Call me back. responsibility. just in case." he ordered. and my duty. you should call me and have me come and check it out for you. "I wasn't the last one to leave. "Ma. Jacob. I'll remember that the next time. are you sure the front door was locked before you found it unlocked?" he turned his questioning to his sweet little mother." "That is so sweet. I thought she was the one who left it that way. and I was cautious. "Don't worry so.253/319 better to take precautions." "Ma." she patted his cheek . It's my job as a Police Officer. any time you come home to an unlocked door when you know it should be locked.
same reason as before. Jenna felt sorry for the person on the other end of the call. I also checked this back door. "Honey. "Are you hungry." His cell phone rang as he was making sure to lock the locks on that door as well. Jake. "Tobias. Ma. and I used my key to lock the deadbolt. . "I could eat. dear? I made plenty of this stir fry." Jake admitted with a smile before he looked at Jenna." he growled. I remember testing the door knob to make sure it was locked. hurrying to take out plates and serve the food while it was steaming hot. and she had yet to live through a 'discussion' with him on the subject of guns. and Jake promptly went over to try the door." she told him." she told him. are you positive you locked the front door when you left?" "Yes. It wasn't locked! "Damn it. Her brother was in a very testy mood.254/319 once more.
"We'll catch him. Officer. "Your heart is in the right place. "Lock it. someone inside her room and with her at all times. The door was unlocked. In the meantime. honey." he nodded." "I will. I want you to move Deborah off campus and into a hotel suite. I'll station someone in the room. and I respect that you want to put the ." "Yes.255/319 "Son of a bitch!" he muttered under his breath. someone just inside the door to the suite. "Yes. and I don't blame you for being so upset with me." When her eyes filled with tears he said." "Darles was in my dorm room?" Jenna asked fearfully. I don't want any of the other kids who live in that dorm put at risk. your window unlocked. though. but then added. Jake. you have to promise me that you'll do as I tell you. I was unbelievably foolish to think I could take on Darles. I am in over my head. too. I'll send some help. you were.
"Jenna. sweetheart. Jake. not even if you're licensed to carry a concealed weapon." "Shooting is too good for those men. "Sit .256/319 bastards away for what they did to Deborah." she burst into tears. and I hope they're raped over and over while they are there! They should suffer exactly what they put Deborah through. but that was okay." Jenna's dark eyes flashed angrily as she jumped to her feet to put her hands on her hips. he didn't let on. Food always helps. dear. But. and was well aware that her children looked at each other and smiled the moment they thought she wasn't looking. She knew they thought her a bit silly at times. no matter what the situation. "I want them to go to prison." Molly insisted. sit down and eat something. Food prepared with love always helped. and if Jake was surprised when Linc pulled Jenna into his arms to hug and comfort her. you can't just shoot them.
Linc would be 'right'." "Thank you. and Jake had . He had a good record with the department. "You too. You saved my daughter's life and that makes you family. "While we eat." Jake knew he should probably rescue the young man. placing plates on the table. Linc was already under Jenna's spell and would actually be family when the time was right." he said politely. better than some of the flakes that Jenna had dated in the past." she insisted. Jake decided that Linc was a good man. They weren't about to let Jenna marry someone who wasn't right for her. Mrs. but if he was right about things. His Ma certainly thought so. Linc. He'd personally scared off a couple of those. and Jase took care of another one that he knew was doing drugs. "Call me Molly.257/319 down now. you can tell us all about your family and where you come from. Tobias. and she knew these things." she said firmly.
"I have every right to carry a gun. that the right . "Or. I will remind you.258/319 studied his personal file before assigning him to guard his little sister. Jake.. God forbid. A criminal could take it from you and shoot you with it. and you would get frightened and shoot them. I don't like the fact you have a gun. Jacob. I've seen a lot of cases that support this!" "And those are the ones you hear about. Jacob. It's not safe to have them. He wasn't about to risk putting her with just anyone! "We still need to discuss this gun situation.. And. "Honey." Jake said when they were nearly done eating." he said. I did it legally. little sister. someone you love could show up late at night." Kelly had been planning her defense for the last couple of hours. and I took classes to make sure I know how to safely handle a gun. You don't come in contact with all the gun owners who are responsible citizens.
259/319 to bear arms is given to all citizens in good standing." Linc whispered as quietly as possible.. you can't honestly want Jenna to carry a firearm?" Jake looked at his Mother in surprise." . "Lieutenant. what if. Do you honestly think that every person who owns a gun is foolish and likely to shoot without a damn good reason?" "No. but. but the warning came too late.. trying to decide what he meant. Molly was a sneaky woman! Jake looked at Linc. I have no problem with her wanting to protect herself. and since she went about it responsibly. you're walking into a trap." "Ma. "I think Jenna has every right to carry a firearm. "Ma.. you are jaded because of your work.? "Jacob.." Molly was defending her daughter. trying to warn the other man.
Jacob.260/319 "But nothing. I want to see your paperwork. I have a license to carry a concealed weapon. and I kept it put up so my children couldn't touch it. and have never once took it out without a good reason. You'd both better hope to God that you aren't lying to me. and I dare you. "Okay.. . he stood up and said firmly. to tell me that I have been irresponsible!" Jake looked at his sweet little Ma in shock! Once he recovered. Jake?" Molly looked at him in disbelief." She got up and took her gun out of a cabinet and brought it to the table. Jacob. Yours too. Not one of you knew it was in the house.. I've never fired it in anger. Jenna. I learned to use it so I could protect all of you in case someone decided a widow with small children was an easy target. I go to the shooting range at least once a month to stay in practice." "You would arrest me. "This has been in my possession since your father died. Ma.
I'm going to find a husband for you that will give you a sound spanking! You are out of control!" he stated. She also handed him another card. twice now. I wish you'd reconsider. and he was surprised to learn his sweet little mother was rated as high as he was in proficiency with a weapon. He looked at Jenna's next. She had proof of her classes. too. and it was in order. too. He shook his head. Jacob. I can't put a stop to it. but legally. As myself. though." she . I have only used this gun once.261/319 "I might not go that far. well." "No. "I'll find my own husband. "I might remind you.. but I swear Ma. "I'll admit I'm not happy that you two have armed yourselves.. I am still the mother in this family and I am in my right mind and capable of deciding what is right for me." Molly said firmly. thank you very much!" she retorted and went to her purse and returned with her permit.
and he sneaked in the back door and I had my gun in my pocket. Ma. "The first time to keep from being attacked. "You were about ten years old. I held that bastard at bay until the police arrived and arrested him. . doing some prep work for the next morning." Jake simply hugged her tightly. I was in there alone." he whispered. It happened at the restaurant. He came in the house ahead of your sister. He cried like a baby when he thought I was going to shoot him. You did just fine. Jake?" "When did this happen. honey. "Okay. Ma?" Jake was furious at the thought of his Ma in danger. I love you. I'll keep my peace. to make sure it was safe. his emotions in turmoil. Do you think I would have stood a chance at fighting off a two hundred pound man without a gun. "The second time I pointed my gun was at Linc earlier tonight.262/319 looked at a grinning Linc.
" "You were being cautious ma'am.. and when I identified myself. I'm going to find a man for you. you didn't shoot me." Linc grinned at her." he added. "A husband is what you need. and make sure he believes in spanking! . "Ma!" Jacob looked at her in exasperation. and once I catch Darles.. "I would have done the same in your circumstances. and I called him out.263/319 I didn't recognize Jenna at first because of all the makeup and the fact she was dressed like a hooker.
Two brunettes. He would take all four women and hustle them out of the country before Tobias knew what hit him. His whole operation was at stake because of that bitch Deborah. too. and a blond who would need very little training to have her on her knees begging to be used over and over again! Once Darles pulled this mission . Darles gathered his men into one room and gave concise orders. and he would personally skin alive the man who harmed any one of them. That little bitch needed a lesson and he was going to see to it she got it. and Jake Tobias' sister. as was the lady cop he had protecting her. and the fact that her best friend just happened to be the sister of a cop. Mock him. would he? He'd see the bastard pay. too. He wanted all four women alive. And.264/319 Chapter Eleven Quincy Darles was furious. He was going to take her back. one redhead. Tobias' pretty wife was going to be his.
" Kari said firmly." she gasped. "I'll see what is going on." Kari told her friend. and Kelly tried to get to her feet. and that set off her nausea again. but was retching again and felt helpless. Kelly was sitting on the floor in the bathroom and she looked positively ill." "Kari. . The dogs started barking furiously. no!" Kelly tried to argue.265/319 off to his satisfaction. "I've heard that nibbling on crackers before you get out of bed in the morning will help. "No." Kelly told Kari with a weak smile. Letting him grieve over his wife and sister and fellow police officer would be a punishment to live with for the rest of his life. he and his operation would move elsewhere. I'm armed. *** "This hasn't happened before. and she grabbed the toilet and was ill. "You go and hide. Killing Jake Tobias would be too merciful for the man.
Jenna! She opened the door and stepped outside to call off the dogs. "Kari is your boss' wife. this is Officer Linc Aiken. "I'm all right." she added glumly. "Where is Officer . It was Jake's sister. "Kari. but she did recognize the young woman getting out of the passenger side door. I'm so sorry if I put you in danger. Jenna. Tobias!" the young man said firmly." she reminded him." Kari said guiltily. Mrs. "Where is Officer Wintrow?" he asked with a frown. "Get inside the house now.266/319 Kari went and looked outside. Mrs. I heard about your close call. rushing Jenna up the steps and pushing them both inside the kitchen. Tobias. you know. Linc. He's my body guard. She didn't recognize the car. and then said. "Are you doing all right?" she asked politely. "Lighten up. "Jenna put herself in danger." Jenna bossed." Linc said firmly.
I barely know her. and if you call Jake to tattle. Kari took the phone from his hand." Her green eyes flashed fire at him. This is none of your business." "If she is ill. "Please come in and have a seat. she should have called in for a replacement.267/319 Wintrow and what were you doing answering the door?" he demanded once again. and it was easy to see that he was not a bit happy with her. "You just mind your own business. I'll. Officer Aiken." Jenna laughed.. I'll. "Oh that was great. then carried his phone off with her to check on Kelly. "I've never seen Kari go off like that at anyone. and I'll fix us all some breakfast after I check on Kelly." Linc stated forcefully... Of course. but she doesn't like you at all!" . taking out his telephone. I'll do something awful to you! I promise I will!" she threatened him. "I mean it. Linc." Kari said. "Kelly is ill..
"I wonder why she doesn't want me to call in for a replacement for Kelly?" "I don't know. but ." "Yes." she giggled at the sheepish look on his face. You might not like it." She looked at him for a full minute and then said. "I'm going to put on a pot of coffee.268/319 "I'm not here to be liked. I imagine so. "I respect that about you. "You follow orders well. "Yeah." she accused. and so do you." "I could tell. and I wasn't happy when the Lieutenant sent us directly out here. I'll give you that. but to protect you and Kari and Kelly. "One of my many faults." "Habit." he admitted. I need a cup." he told her with a grin. "I need coffee. You're grumpy in the morning. I am. Linc." Jenna shook her head and then got to her feet." Linc said. I heard you muttering under your breath about 'wouldn't hurt to drive through McDonald's or go to Starbucks's on the way'.
and then tried to nibble on the cracker that Kari offered her. "Seriously. You have an ingrained sense of duty.. honey." Linc replied. You remind me of Jake and Jase.269/319 you do it." *** "Oh. Jenna. "I can't do . and in a good way." Kari knelt down to hug her. "You'll feel better soon. embarrassed that she'd revealed herself in that way. "Thank you. "Do you think I should go and check on Kelly and Kari?" "Not if you value your life. and then she started crying. that is a nice compliment.. "Oh." She handed her a cup of water to rinse her mouth. don't cry. Kelly did so. was sick again. After a pause he asked." he smiled." Kelly groaned. this is awful. and then turned her attention to making the coffee. once this passes. Didn't you notice that gun my sister-in-law was carrying? I'd leave well enough alone right now." she added.
That is my job. so we aren't alone." Kari reminded her." "That other cop is out there." Kari held up his cell phone. I am useless to you right now. "I can't believe you took his cell phone!" Kelly giggled in spite of her misery. and then get another officer out here right away. "I'm amazed. I don't want HIM to tell Nevin.270/319 this. in fact." she said in relief. . "I didn't like his attitude at all!" "Linc is a good guy. and a good police officer." Kelly defended him. "I'm starting to feel a bit better." Kari sputtered indignantly. "He won't get the opportunity as long as I have this. and held out her hand for another cracker." she said smugly. Kari. "I just need a few more minutes to pull it together before facing Linc." "He made me angry. I've got to call Nevin and tell him I'm pregnant.
271/319 "I hate to mention this." "Tomorrow we'll make sure you eat some crackers before you get out of bed." "I don't care. for taking care of me this morning. pleased that Kelly was finally past the morning sickness for the day. I'll find a way to make him pay if I get into trouble. okay?" Kari hugged her back. and then left the bathroom." She hugged Kari and said. but if Jake finds out about this. Kari Tobias. "You are something else. and her color was returning. She went out to the kitchen." Kelly actually laughed." She took a deep breath. "I'm going to freshen up a bit and I'll be right out. "Thank you. . and I am so glad you are on my side of things. I'm afraid. and got up off the floor. prepared to fix some coffee." she promised. I'm not going to handle this part of being pregnant very well. you're going to get your rear end dusted. my friend. "I'm not nice when I get mad.
Jenna started giggling. We have pretty much whatever anyone wants." "I did. but I didn't know what you wanted. "I will warn you right now." To her surprise. but you are not getting this phone without one hell of a fight." Kari answered. carrying her mug of coffee over to the table. Kari. but. whoever made the coffee. "What can I fix for you?" "You can give me my cell phone. Kari." "I know you aren't. She needed a cup. "Kelly really stocked up on food. Officer Aiken. and they were huge and armed!" she giggled again. I would have started some breakfast." Linc said firmly." She saw his eyes light up. that I might be small. "Nope. Jenna." Jenna said. . Linc took out three of Darles men.272/319 and was pleased to see it was already made. "I'm not joking. "Thanks. She had a seat and asked.
that didn't come out right.273/319 "Well. "he hasn't tangled with ME yet! And he doesn't want to!" "Do you sass Jake like that?" Jenna asked with a laugh. Kelly finally came into the kitchen and smiled at Kari." Kari turned up her chin. Oh. I thought you were all sweet and mooshy. I'd love to see that." Jenna was red-faced by now. and yes. Kari also kept an eye on Officer Aiken and glared at him every so often so he would sit still. Jake has met his match for sure. Not that you aren't nice. I've let Jake have it a few times." She didn't add that she'd lost those skirmishes. "I have a temper. and then got up and started breakfast. Her eyes were shining and . Kari just grinned at her. but you aren't. "Man alive. She sipped at her coffee. and you will keep Jake on his toes. but she suspected that Jenna already knew that. I meant to say that you have spirit. and Kari kept her busy. Jenna offered to help.
274/319 sparkling and her cheeks were pink with pleasure. Darles wasn't with them. and were also apprehended outside Jenna's house. too. She quickly said 'hello' to Linc and Jenna before turning to Kari to say. It will give us an opportunity to get to know each other better.. but he's happy! About broke my eardrum letting out a whoop! He's so excited!" "Oh. and that is why he sent Jenna here." . They caught several of Darles men last night. that's wonderful!" Kari exclaimed. "I'm in 'big trouble' according to Nevin. Jake doesn't think Darles knows about this place. and I would really like that. They tried to break into the dorm.. The Lieutenant had officers everywhere. however." "I think that is a good idea. "The more the merrier. and they broke into your home." Kari nodded and then smiled at Jenna. "He said I can stay as long as Linc is here. Kari.
That is . "Congratulations.275/319 "I would.." "Thank you!" "Well. Jenna. and had my first bout of morning sickness this morning..?" His look was somber." Jenna said. Yes. and then listened. Mrs. "Congratulations. sir. I am ordered to keep you safe. sir. and without protest. someone please tell me what is going on?" Jenna looked around the room. I understand. Tobias. Kelly. too. stunned to realize she meant it.. "Yes. darn it. "Yes. A telephone rang and Linc held out his hand. but turned to surprise when she handed it over immediately. "I just learned about it. I will. "I'm pregnant." He was smiling." Kelly explained. "My phone. please." he added before disconnecting the call." he answered. He answered.. "Nevin?" Kelly asked with a knowing smile.
. She knew I wanted to be the one to tell Nevin.. for even thinking about it. "If you say so!" Kari put a platter of bacon on the table. and gravy. and some grits. biscuits. and she felt that was enough. . Linc shook his head. "Can I get anything else for anyone?" "I'd like sausage. wishing he could turn her over his knee and smack her butt." "Ohhhhhhh. and followed it with a bowl of scrambled eggs." he told her. but she asked politely..." Linc simply couldn't resist yanking her chain a bit. Kari!" she praised her sister-in-law. "I would have held off making the call if you'd just told me the truth.! I understand now! Great move. Mrs... There was toast and orange juice. Tobias. "I hadn't had my coffee yet. though." he said earnestly. The Lieutenant would kill him.276/319 why Kari took Linc's phone.. "With your grouchy attitude? I don't think so!" Kari snapped..
. and Linc would be as good as gone. but Linc didn't know that.. It wasn't like her to be so. and Linc immediately felt bad for teasing her. "No one cooks as good as Ma. A few words from Kari to Jake. Officer." "I'm not. and then turned her attention to her food." Everyone laughed but Kari. "These scrambled eggs are almost as good as Ma's!" Jenna said to break the tension in the air." Kari laughed. "There's the stove. Kari.277/319 Kari looked at him and then pointed. Officer. Kelly was surprised by Kari's behavior. Mrs." "I don't like being yelled at." . so don't be offended. not that Kari would be that vindictive.. "Molly is a wonderful cook. and he just shrugged. Tobias. rude! She looked at Linc." she snapped. but she could tell that he was bothered.. "I'm sorry we got off on the wrong foot.
He calmed down some after that. and then went all Cop like he does. "What did your Mom say to that?" Kari asked curiously. Poor Linc spent the entire night in the kitchen. sitting on a chair in front of the back door and the basement . and started giving orders right and left.278/319 Jenna entertained them with an exaggerated account of Jake's 'battle' with Molly the evening before and how he ended it by threatening to find her a husband who would take her over his knee and spank her! They were all laughing. but she was laughing. "She threatened to take a wooden spoon to Jake. even Linc. He put Ma and I down in the basement because there was no way they could get in down there. and we didn't even know that those men came to the house and were going to come in my window until we were told this morning that Jake arrested them. and she hugged him and told him everything would be all right.
I am so sorry..." he said in a scolding tone of voice. "Ohhhhh. and I was so sure... and they arrested five more of Darles' men. too. You talked to Nevin.. Jake went there hoping to arrest him. I'm so sorry.. "Why? What did I do now?" Jenna asked innocently.." Linc warned. too. and you." Jenna had tears in her eyes. we're going to have to have a little talk. I didn't realize that you didn't know." she added for Kelly's benefit since she'd never been inside the house. Kelly. I have a big mouth. "I'm sorry. covering my room and Deborah's." . He had officers at your house. told them where they met with Darles." "Sugar. Oh.279/319 door... "One of the men talked. They expected to find you.. but he was gone. "The Sergeant is the one who should have told Kelly about that. "Jake had men at the dorm.. which are beside each other.. Kari." she told a startled Kelly.
Jenna. Linc?" she offered. and they won't get past me. her opinion of him did a complete turn around. Kari smiled at Linc in appreciation. I've got your back. getting to her feet to go and get the pot. and Kari realized that Linc had said just the right thing. and I am grateful you told me. and Jenna accepted some. He returned her smile. even though it startled me a bit. Kelly. too. I'm here. I needed to know. Kelly .280/319 "It's all right. He thinks I'm safer here. You are a trained police officer and you know what to do to protect yourself. I give you my word on that. He'd given Kelly confidence and courage and reminded her that she was strong. "Can I get you some more coffee. "Don't worry. Now I know why Nevin let me stay here." She was stunned to realize that she was also a target of Darles." Kelly nodded and squared her shoulders. He thanked her as she refilled his cup. and just like that.
281/319 wasn't touching coffee because of the caffeine. too!" Kari insisted. and then sat down once again. on his way to the door to look out and see who was approaching. "Is that the way . "Sugar. obey it. and I'm staying. "That's my godchild you're carrying! And." She had her gun ready. I'm not abandoning you to protect myself. Kari. and wasn't surprised to see that Jenna was also armed. Kari flat out refused. "You're in as much danger as me. if I give you an order. and I'm not hiding from that bastard. It wasn't long before the dogs sounded an alarm and Kelly ordered Kari to take Jenna and go to the safe room. so Kari topped off her cup. I'm a police officer! Now go!" "No. Hear me? I'll spank you proper if you don't!" Linc promised." "Damn it. Kelly and Kari looked at each other in surprised and then smiled. I'm going to fight. You're pregnant.
. too. We offer sympathy and a soft pillow to sit on. too." she added." Kelly said with a wide grin." she answered truthfully. "Sounds like a great club.282/319 of it with you. Jenna?" Kari asked in a whisper.. looking at Kari. I earned that one. trying to keep Linc from hearing. I'm still recovering from the last spanking Jake gave me. I really do. although I'm a lot better now. hon." Jenna laughed. I earned it. "Don't be mad at Linc. "You can join our club then. not bothering to pretend she didn't understand what she was being asked." "I think it is. "I have a tender tush today. "What club is that?" Jenna asked curiously as they all watched Linc for any sign of coming trouble." Kelly replied with a straight face." "I understand. "The Spanked Wives Club." .
"I mean. doesn't it make you feel better to have someone to talk to about this?" Kelly asked in a soft whisper. "I think it's okay. "Get your butt over there. ladies." "Or." Linc finally announced when the car came a bit closer. It looks like his car. . it's not like you can walk into work and say. "Just stay down until I'm positive it's the Sergeant.283/319 "See. Kelly jumped up to go and look. Kelly. even though Kelly went 'shhhh'. too!" "It's Nevin. I need to stand up while you lecture because I have a sore butt'!" They all giggled and Linc shook his head and muttered something about 'silly females' under his breath. and Linc growled at her. 'sorry professor. That made them giggle again. 'my husband spanked me so I don't feel like sitting down for our meeting today'. I'm supposed to be protecting you." she said in excitement.
. The two men came in the door. and he noted that Jenna was watching . but I have seniority. do as I say. and were greeted with hugs and kisses. Now. we haven't seen him yet. Linc said calmly." Kelly quickly returned to their 'hiding' spot.. Officer. Linc had to smile. and my rank is the same as yours." "Jake is here. "It's the Sergeant. too?" Kari squealed in delight. Officer. which was in a corner behind a tall cupboard A minute or two later. before I have to report you for not following orders. "Do you want your husband finding you standing right here when you're supposed to be with the other two ladies?" Linc asked pointedly. "It's your butt.284/319 "It's a car like his." Kelly stuck up for herself." "No one in authority has told me I have to take orders from you. and the Lieutenant is with him.
thank you. but they really love each other. sugar. just like Ma always said it would. and then moved to his side and said in a whisper. Kari." Nevin answered.. and then she nodded and smiled. "We had something. She looked over at Linc.285/319 her brother and sister-in-law with unbridled curiosity. She didn't really care for the look in Jake's dark eyes. It felt 'right'." He turned to Jake and said. We'll talk upstairs in our room.." ." The look he gave her was full of promise and Jenna caught her breath. Kelly. "Have you two had breakfast?" Kari asked. "It happens like that sometimes. Linc. "I would like a moment with you. friend." He leaned down and gave her a quick kiss. "I'll be happy to fix something for you if you haven't eaten yet. and gave him a wink. "Feel free to use the study. "I was worried at first because they met and married so fast.
" Linc asked. "No. sugar." she admitted with an impish grin." When they left the room. and said. "You go to doing that. trying to distract her.. how do you feel about babies and kids in general?" *** "Just what I need. Jenna. and then said. We need to talk.. "What did I do. tell me. I want to go and eavesdrop and find out what has those two men all ticked off at Kari and Kelly. and you'll be the one getting another spanking. confused. "So. "I haven't done anything wrong?" . "Ut oh!" "Want another cup of coffee." Jake said as he picked up a wooden ruler from the desk. young lady." "What? Why?" Kari looked at Jake in dismay. "You can come right over here. Jake?" she asked.286/319 Jake nodded. Kari. and take down those jeans and bend over this desk. sugar." he winked. "Come along. Jenna turned to Linc.
You weren't here to see the whole thing. "You didn't have the right to do that." "I was protecting Kelly. Now bend over this desk. and it was fair. you can't treat the men and women who work under me the way you treated Linc Aiken." "I don't need to witness what you did to know it was wrong. It was her right to tell Nevin about the baby. You were rude. and you took his cell phone from him. It isn't fair." Kari blurted. and.287/319 "No? Do you call interfering with a police officer 'nothing'?" he demanded. You can't threaten an Officer and use me as the threat.." . Kari. "Kari. or this spanking is going to go from a simple reminder to an all-out punishment. sweetheart. What if there'd been an emergency and he needed backup right away?" "I was trying to keep him from calling Nevin and telling him that Kelly was ill. threatened him..
Jake started with his hand. and of him for allowing her to behave that way. but she had to learn that she couldn't tangle with his officers and get away with it. Jacob Tobias. but he had no .. It wouldn't do at all. Jake hid his grin as she leaned over the desk." "Jake!" she stomped her foot in frustration. and I am not going to be very forgiving!" she told him." he told her. he was going to get mean. It wasn't the best way to start a marriage. and she could see he meant it. and learned that Kari was still a little tender from the last punishment he'd given her. sweetheart. They would be afraid of her. Kari. but I can promise you are going to be apologizing for this. Jeans down. presenting her bare bottom for a spanking. Jake!" "Now. "This isn't fair!" "Last chance. He hated having to do this.288/319 "You are being unreasonable. If she did not cooperate.. "All right.
but when you misbehave. sweetheart. "Jake. and he didn't need to spank really hard to make his point. Kari was truly upset and it didn't take long for her to start crying as Jake spanked her bottom. and she couldn't imagine why he thought he needed the ruler when his hand hurt so much! "Owwww!" she finally cried out. "Are you ready to apologize to Linc?" . we'll deal with it immediately. please! I'm still sore from the other day!" "One has nothing to do with the other. He had to follow through and make the lesson sharp enough she would recall it the next time she was tempted to give one of his officers a hard time.289/319 choice. His hand was large and hard. no matter how sore you already are. Her skin was delicate." He did lighten up just a bit since her skin was already feeling hot to his touch and was a flaming red. I'm sorry this is necessary.
" . and you can make your apology. "Good. and I don't want you to touch me at all right now. Kari was angry when he finally released her. "Just get out of here and leave me alone. anxious to end the torment on her bottom. but he merely put his hand on the small of her back and held her in place while he peppered her sit spots with the wooden ruler. just to remind you that this is not to happen again. Jake." "Kari. I'm mad at you. I'll give you a few more with the ruler. no!" she protested. and it'll be all over. She quickly pulled up her panties and her jeans and moved away when he tried to take her in his arms.290/319 "Yes!" she said. Get out and let me calm down. don't make more of this than it is. Come and make your apology to Linc." "I'm not ready to speak to anyone." "Jake.
She nodded. and he could see that she was struggling to control her temper after the spanking he'd given her. She was rigid with . but I expect you to come out and make your apology within the next fifteen minutes. "Very well. as she requested. Is that understood?" he asked in a firm tone of voice. but did not look at him or speak.. Perhaps the last part of the spanking had been overkill since she'd already agreed to apologize to Linc Aiken.? It was not the best way to start off their marriage. but the other part of him said it was time to give her some space.. She was more than a bit angry. I'll go and have a cup of coffee. Kari. and Jake was determined to whisk her away for a honeymoon just as soon as he wrapped up this case and arrested Quincy Darles.291/319 Chapter Twelve Jake looked at Kari in surprise. Part of him said the answer was another spanking to deal with her sulking and pouting.
Kelly. what are you doing?" Kelly asked in shock when he startled unbuckling his belt. "I told you that you were in big trouble with me. *** "Nevin.. "You can't strap me now!" her eyes were wide." "But. unlike his sweet Kari. do you have any idea at all how much risk you placed yourself and Kari in by accepting this assignment. looking at her. taking a few steps backwards. "What if Darles would have shown up this morning while you were ill? Kari would have been on her own to handle those men. "What do you think I'm doing?" he asked. I'm pregnant!" she insisted.. He left the room and went out to talk to his sister and Linc. knowing you are pregnant?" His eyes were full of accusation. "I most certainly can and most certainly will. and while you seemed to think it a big joke. When . and they would have taken both of you.292/319 anger. I was perfectly serious.
I want to protect her and keep her safe. and you are going to stay right in place until we are done. I honestly do. but our child comes first. and give me a nice target to spank. "You should have told me you were pregnant. "You need reminding of that. honey. he probably would have destroyed the fetus so he could sell you to the highest bidder!" Her eyes filled with tears at the thought. and her hand moved protectively over her tummy to protect her child. Nevin. but it ." he said bluntly. You are going to lie over the foot of the bed. This is going to sting." "I understand that. but it will give you a damned good reminder that you need to think of our child before placing yourself in a situation that could potentially be dangerous.293/319 Darles learned about our baby. and this punishment is not going to be put off. Take down your jeans and panties to your knees. Kelly." "Kari is my friend. This won't hurt the baby. and lie over the bed.
Nevin! I am permitted to work while pregnant!" her chin went up several notches. wife.. what about the baby?" she cried out. "I'm not spanking you as your Sergeant. "The baby won't feel a thing. Arguing with me isn't going to prevent this spanking." he assured her... "This is purely as a husband. I am a cop." he said firmly. Down with your jeans and panties.294/319 won't hurt you nearly as much as what could have happened if Darles came while you were ill!" "I didn't know I was going to be ill!" she exclaimed. and I did call you as soon as I stopped throwing up. "But. "Today was the first time. and over the bed. "I don't want to hurt the baby!" "Then lie still.." . Kelly. and I am through with this discussion. I knew I couldn't protect Kari then. It's time for a good strapping." he insisted.
I can't deal with a belt right now. He never wanted her to be frightened of him. but emotionally. There was a time for holding firm and not permitting her to call the shots in their marriage. I'd never harm you or our child. "I know that intellectually. honey. "I would never forgive you if I lost the baby over this." he whispered. . and this was one of those times.. She was trembling. and could see she was frightened. he quickly realized.. Nevin. Nevin looked at her. Really and truly. and there was a time to be sensible and listen to her fears. He dropped the belt on the floor and then walked over to where she stood and took her in his arms and held her close. please? I'm scared. and that upset him." she said truthfully. and he hated that." she insisted. He loved her and wanted to protect her.295/319 "I don't want a strapping! Can't you just use your hand. "You don't need to fear me.
Nevin," she explained. "I love this baby so much already!" He held her a bit tighter. "So do I, Kelly," he assured her. "I won't use the belt, honey, just my hand," he agreed. Kelly finally stopped trembling and felt safe once again. She waited another minute or two, looking for her courage, and then said, "I'm ready now, Nevin. Would you hold me, please? I don't want to be allowed to wiggle too much. I know I shouldn't have taken this assignment without telling you the truth first... no matter how much I care about Kari. I am pregnant now, and the baby's safety has to be my priority." "Good girl," he whispered. He carefully pulled her over to their bed, took down her jeans and panties himself while she stood there without moving, and then Nevin helped her lie over his left thigh so that her upper body was supported on the bed. "I love you, Kelly, and this is necessary so that you
will remember to be careful from now on." His hand landed with a crisp smack on her left cheek, and then he spanked the right side. Nevin heard Kelly gasp at the immediate sting, but she did her best to lie still and accept the spanking. He continued to set her cute little bottom on fire, alternating cheeks as he spanked and scolded. Once her cheeks were reddened, he moved lower and spanked her upper thighs. It didn't take long to make them match her bottom cheeks, and then he concentrated on the tender area in between. Nevin spanked and spanked, concentrating on making those two spots very sore. He wouldn't be able to spank her when the baby was larger and Kelly started showing. It would be too risky... and she needed a spanking to remember; one that would stay with her mentally for the next several months. "Please, Nevin! Owwww! I've learned my lesson! Please forgive me now!" Kelly tearfully begged. "It hurts so much!" she started
crying in earnest. "I'll be good now, I promise!" "I intend to make sure you keep that promise, darling," he said emotionally as he carefully helped her up. "You are my life, and I couldn't bear losing you." "You aren't going to lose me, silly man!" she kissed him, realizing how frightened he was. "I'm a damn good cop, and pregnant or not, I can take care of myself," she said proudly. "I love you, this baby, and our other children, too. I'm planning to grow old with you!" she held him tight, and after a couple of minutes, she said, "Hey... I was the one who got a spanking! You are supposed to be comforting me!" Nevin chuckled, and did some comforting of his own. *** "Kari will be out to apologize shortly," Jake said as he spoke to the young officer.
"For what, sir?" Linc looked at his Lieutenant, clearly puzzled. "I know she took your cell phone and threatened you, Officer. I won't tolerate that." "No offense, Lieutenant, but you just messed up real bad... especially if you spanked Mrs. Tobias! She's going to hate me now for sure!" his face turned red, much to Jake's surprise and his sister's amusement. "I don't understand?" Jake felt the first pangs of doubt. "Mrs. Tobias only took my phone long enough to give Kelly a chance to call the Sergeant with her news. I have a back-up," he admitted, pulling another cell phone from his pocket and holding up the two of them. "I didn't make an effort to take it back, and I was glad I didn't when I learned her reasons. Besides," he admitted sheepishly, "Mrs. Tobias and I got off on the wrong foot this morning, which was entirely my fault, sir. I
yelled at her, and she didn't like it. But, we made peace between us, or I thought we had... Now she is going to hate me!" he repeated himself, and the look he leveled on Jake told the older man exactly what he thought of that, and who he blamed! "Nevin gave me a different view of the situation," Jake stated bluntly. "Pardon me for saying so, sir, but the Sergeant wasn't here." Jake felt his face turn red, and Kari came into the kitchen at that precise moment. "Officer Aiken, I apologize for taking your cell phone and for refusing to give it back. I also apologize for threatening you in the heat of the moment. I would never try to influence Jake about one of his officers without a good reason, and clearly, I had no good reason this time." "You don't owe me an apology, Mrs. Tobias," Linc said sincerely. "I understood why you took my phone, but I am carrying a
back-up, just in case of an emergency." He showed her the other phone, and then continued, "The Lieutenant didn't hear the straight of things. I have no problem with you, and I hope you know that. I was testy with you when Jenna and I first arrived, and I hope we can put all of this behind us and be friends. I'm sorry as can be the Lieutenant didn't speak to me first and get the facts straight before talking to you. You didn't deserve punishment," he added, lest Jake miss his message, and he didn't give a damn what Jake thought right now. He was more concerned with the young woman looking at him with such a wounded expression. "You are being nice, Linc. Thank you," she said, and then turned away to go into another room... away from everyone. She didn't feel like facing people at the moment, especially since they all knew her husband had punished her. It was mortifying! "Kari, I..."
"Kari. She heard voices raised. Jake. and he ratted you out to Jake without any of the humor or the loyalty." She left him standing there and went into the living room to pick up her knitting and sit in the softest chair she could find... and went to the kitchen. "I don't want to lose your friendship!" .! I'm so sorry. and then Kelly came running into the living room... with pride.302/319 "Not now. even though it was far from the worst spanking she'd ever had.. Her bottom was still stinging. not to tattle. I don't want to talk to you right now." she was in tears by the end of her speech. Please forgive me. That dratted man takes everything so damned serious.. I am so sorry! I didn't mean to tattle on you! I thought it was so amusing that you took Linc's cell from him and I was telling Nevin. A few minutes later Kelly and Nevin came downstairs.
and I'm plotting your demise right now. It's going to take me some time to get over my mad. pigheaded man I'm married to because he wouldn't even listen to my side of things. just like you said I would be." Kari reassured her. and then left after telling Kelly goodbye. Jake.. and kissed her on the cheek." He kissed her again. He walked closer. and I won't forget it. I've learned an important lesson today. . hon. and I humbly apologize. "I love you. "Go away.303/319 "I'm not upset with you. I seriously am not ready to talk to you. and I promise I'll make it all up to you somehow. Please get over your mad. "I'm mad at that stubborn. too.. I'm mad. too!" she insisted when Jake came into the room. either. sweetheart. so get out before I say something really awful I don't mean!" "I came in to tell you good-bye." he added with a good bit of shame. and I am sorry I didn't listen to you. leaned down. sweetheart.
304/319 "Are you still mad at Jake?" Kelly whispered a few seconds later. and talked to Linc first." Nevin was red-faced. "Yes! When I get this angry it takes me a while to get past it and cool down. I should have listened. *** "I'm sorry." "Kari warned me I would be sorry if I spanked her." she said. I'm going to be lucky if she ever forgives me. I should have kept my mouth shut. so I'm going to be quiet for a bit. I didn't know the kid was rude to Kari. not as a cop. either. "I sometimes forget that Kelly tells me things as a wife. Kelly. He's a smart one. Hell. didn't know he was smart enough to have a back-up cell." Kari got up and went upstairs to her room." . she was going to cry and didn't need witnesses. "I'll take my knitting upstairs and come down when I feel I can be civil. I go off real easy at other people. Jake. too.
He'll want to come when they least expect him. "I don't want to take chances with our wives and my sister. They weren't Darles' regulars. I just feel it in my gut that he's playing with us. Jake." He looked at Jake. . it's a matter of public record that she owns that farm. "Do you think we should go back to the farm?" Jake asked seriously. He won't wait until night to hit. "We need to catch Darles so we can get our wives home with us and life back to normal." he added." he said. Jake.305/319 "She will." Nevin said simply. "You're going to think me crazy. either. I just have a feeling. He'd worked with Nevin for several years and knew that his 'feelings' were often accurate. What if he knows about the farm? If he knows that Kelly is guarding Kari. looking at Jake. but what if he hit last night to be obvious? Most of those men claimed they were just hired for one job. She loves you. who was paying close attention to his words.
catching everyone off guard except Aiken. and threw steaks to the dogs before they could start their barking to warn the ones inside. While the dogs were eating.306/319 Nevin nodded. They went in on foot. after they dealt with that other cop.. the one who put three of his best men in the hospital and behind bars. ." *** Darles waited in the woods. The bitch cop wouldn't be a problem. either. watching and waiting until Tobias and Wintrow left. a safe distance from the farm.. but he would suffer a bit first. Three women would be the prize. Aiken was as good as dead. He was armed before the first man came at him. they hurried up to the house and entered quickly. She was just a female. and only good for one damn thing. "I think we need to get back there right now. Darles gleefully decided.
"Nooooo!" as she fired. . The man screamed and fell to the floor. "Drop it or I'll shoot!" she promised. "Are you ladies all right?" Linc asked after he felled the last man. "Hurry." Darles yelled. Kari came running down the steps. you idiots. He wisely dropped his gun. and yelled. and came up behind another man who was taking aim at Linc while Linc had his back to the man. she shot without hesitation. taking out another of Darles' men. gun in hand and prepared to fire.307/319 "Now. There were twelve men. "Drop your weapons and put your hands in the air!" When one of the men turned toward her. "You're under arrest!" Kelly yelled loudly. sugar!" he yelled at Jenna as he aimed and fired at the man closest to him. and then realized he'd drawn Jenna's attention! He saw his death in her eyes. looking around the room just in case anyone was in trouble and needed his help.
" Linc announced proudly. drawing their weapons as they ran as fast as they could. and got out of the car in time to hear shots fired. taking out his cell. lying on the floor. The man listened because he knew he was lucky to be alive. calling for an ambulance and backup. They both ran for the house. Only one man was still standing. *** Jake and Nevin reached the end of the long driveway just in time to see the men running from the woods toward the house. By the time they reached the living room. "Well done. and unconscious or moaning in pain. . and Kari had a gun trained on him as if she did this sort of thing on a daily basis. ladies. Linc was on his cell phone.308/319 plus Quincy Darles. it was all over. Linc quickly cuffed the man and told him to sit on the floor and not move.
Jake joined them. "Honey. but we all pulled together. Jake." Nevin made sure his wife was all right.." he told her. Jenna shot him in the knee. "I'm sorry I was so angry earlier. and we're fine. "He'll go to prison for the rest of his life. sweetheart. Kari. permitting himself to be unprofessional for a moment or two. "Just take a seat and stay calm." "I shot Darles. don't cry. You did just fine. they both went to work. It's over now. "I love you. but I couldn't.. honey. You're safe." he agreed. and . you couldn't. "I wanted to kill him. sweetheart.!" "No. Then he went to his little sister." He gave her a big squeeze. too.." she whispered. I love you!" she whispered." He kissed her and then said. This is all going to take a while..309/319 "Are you all right. "I was so scared. who was crying. but the worst is all over now." Jake took Kari in his arms. Jake. watching Darles as he cried like a baby. and once she assured him she was fine.
Tobias.310/319 within a short time the house was flooded with officers and medical personnel. Of course. and they were apprehended. Darles' cursing and threats on Jenna upset her even more. Jake also took the time to praise Linc and and Kelly for their bravery. they didn't have a lot to do but sit and keep each other company. "Kelly told me that you stopped one of the men from shooting me in the back. Two more men were found on the other side of the woods. Even though both Kari and Jenna were questioned. but Jake leaned down and whispered something to the man. Mrs. waiting in vans for the others to return with the women. and he wisely decided it was time to shut up. Thank you." . too. Once things finally calmed down Linc came over to Kari and said. Kari spent a lot of that time comforting her sister-in-law and telling her that Deborah would be pleased that Darles was behind bars.
" he admitted." she smiled at him. my thanks go to you and Kelly. "Yes. "Of Jenna. meaning every word." Jake said as he approached.. Please tell her that. You'll be safe now. too." ." she said tearfully. and no thanks are necessary. sweetheart.311/319 "It's Kari. and then stood on tiptoe and kissed him." "I love you. I'll come for you as soon as I can. and when she nodded in agreement. "I'm so proud of you. I love you. Jake. he leaned down and kissed her. sweetheart?" he asked. You were both so brave. Kari. "I'm going to have an officer drop you and Jenna off at Ma's. I will. and I'll never forget it. "I learned that lesson today. You fought like crazy to keep us all safe.. Linc. "We have a lot of paperwork to do on this. too. Will you stay there until I come for you. okay?" he asked." she replied. Jake. "I'm never going to let you leave me again without telling you I love you.
"Would you think me a big baby if I called Ma. whether or not they felt like it. and she knew they should eat something. . I'll make us something to eat.312/319 The Officer drove them home and came inside just to be sure the house was completely safe and none of Darles' men were left behind 'in case'.. The house was empty and Jenna reassured the officer they would be fine.. "Tell Mama what happened. Are you both all right?" she included Kari in her gaze." It was way past lunchtime. She'll be relieved to know it's over. honey. Molly said she was on her way home. and while she tried to sound calm. and Kari was sure Molly broke every speed limit on the books since she walked inside the house in record time! Molly hugged Jenna tightly. She made sure the doors were locked and then looked at Kari and asked. Jenna didn't bother going into another room to make her call.?" she asked. Jenna. "Call her.
" she said. you've done a great job. "That young man Linc is very special. Kari. Molly. "I was watching. "I think you may be right. "I'm not a professional like you." Kari replied with a smile. honey?" she asked her daughter. I'm sure. It's wonderful to ." "Oh." Molly nodded." Molly said quietly. dear. "even if he doesn't know it yet. but it is eatable. She told her Mother about shooting Darles and Molly reassured her that she'd done the right thing. "I'm so proud of all of you for staying calm and doing what you needed to do.313/319 "We're fine. "He's the one." Molly assured her." Jenna said matter-of-factly. Ma." "It's almost ready. Ma. I made plenty. "I'm going to marry him. She calmed her daughter while watching Kari prepare lunch out of the corner of her eye. that smells heavenly." Jenna answered for them. isn't he. and told her it wasn't in her to kill anyone unless she had to.
sugar. Within a few minutes they were eating. "Of course I came. . "I'm sorry it took so long." she said teasingly as she jumped up to set the table.314/319 know that Jacob isn't going to starve. and Molly was telling her daughter-in-law that her dish was fantastic." she answered. "You did a good job today. and Jenna was all smiles when she realized it was Linc. smiling up at him. and I am very proud of you. Jenna. "You came!" she said happily. Molly said she had to go back to work once she was assured the two women were all right. sweetheart. The doorbell rang a couple minutes later. and several more hours passed before Jake finally arrived. throwing herself in his arms." he told her. "Where else would I be?" he teased. "I was patient." he answered." he held her close.
" Jake said." she argued." They left. too." he promised. "And." he said firmly. "We're going to take that honeymoon just as soon as I can get it all arranged. Linc. "I wasn't about to let them take you. I want you to . He put his hand on Linc's shoulder." Jenna told him. Linc. "I know I said something as your Lieutenant." Kari just smiled and said. "You girls gave me the best back-up a guy could want or expect. "Thank you. "You're something else. but as a husband and brother. Tobias. Linc. Thank you. Mrs.315/319 "You did a good job. Kari. or Kari. literally. sweetheart. And thank you for saving our butts. especially you. or Kelly. I want to thank you personally for keeping my family safe today. her eyes shining. You had my back." "Let's go home. She was precious to him. and Jake held Kari's hand all the way home.
I was only thinking of Kelly's feelings. and was . I wasn't exactly blameless in the matter." "Jake. I can see where he might be concerned I could or would cause him trouble with you at work. I was wrong. I promise I will never just assume that because I heard something from one person that it has to be the absolute truth. and stepped outside to call off the dogs. I'm so sorry about that. even though Kelly said 'no'. sweetheart." she confessed. dear. and looking back now.316/319 know that I'm well aware I owe you something very special for not listening to you this morning. I took my gun and went to check it out.. and I am sorry I spanked you this morning. I recognized Jenna." "Linc said he was rude to you. "I didn't show Linc the respect he deserved.? What was that about?" "Kelly was ill. and we heard the dogs. Linc yelled at me to get inside. That was unfair of me..
Mrs. too.. "I knew the situation. A few weeks later. They stayed for two weeks and during that time Jake .?" "Not a bit. "I aim to please. sweetheart." Jake stated. and he didn't. Nevin said I'd be in the doghouse for days. they went on their honeymoon. "Nope. "I'm a lucky man. you know." she admitted.317/319 thoroughly upset with me.. life is really too short for that nonsense. a secluded cabin in the mountains of Virginia. and just be with you. I want to make love.. and with Kelly for not protecting me." she confessed." He hurried them on home. and I hope you're not upset with me." he grinned. He had a point. and pleased them both. Tobias. and Jake surprised Kari by renting a luxurious 'cabin'. "Can we just forget it and say we both made some mistakes this morning? I'm not upset with you.." Jake stepped on the gas a bit and said. Jake. and then said.
and tried to convince him that he could just give her this kind from now on. and Kari promised she would be very good! The End .318/319 introduced her to the pleasure of spanking for erotic purposes. He told her he would be happy to do that provided she was a good girl all the time. He laughed when she tried to convince him that she much preferred this kind of spanking to the other kind.
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