“Baby, you're bleeding,” Krystal whispered, tears in her eyes as she looked at Justin. He'd just returned from another mission and this one hadn't been as easy as he'd predicted. His face was a little beat up, but luckily, they had gotten it done.
“I'm okay, Princess,” He reassured, “It doesn't hurt.”
She grabbed a wash cloth and began to clean the cut on his cheek bone before wiping the blood that was seeping out the left side of his mouth, “What happened?” She wondered, moving to wipe the blood coming out of his nose.
“They fought back,” He smirked, “This is nothing compared to what we did to them.”
“I don't like this,” She spoke as she continued to clean him off, “You've been doing this for 3 weeks now. Every city we go to you disappear to go follow through with this mission of yours and each time you come back a little more injured than the time before,” 3 days ago, he'd come back with a giant bruise to his ribs and she had to wrap them, being as much of a doctor as possible since he refused to go to the hospital, “Not to mention you're not sleeping. I understand why you're doing this, Baby, but you're just gonna keep getting more hurt if you don't start sleeping. You're off your game and you can't afford to be if you're gonna continue this.”
“I'm fine, Babe,” He sighed, resisting the urge to roll his eyes, “Do you know how many we've already gotten? 18! That's 18 less people that we have to worry about coming after us.”
“And I don't want you to be 19 or 20 or 21! You're supposed to be doing this for our future, but there won't be one if you don't start taking care of yourself!” She was starting to get angry and had to take a deep breath to stop herself from blowing up, “Please, Baby. I know you just wanna get this done and it's all consuming, but I need you to start taking care of yourself. You're being stubborn and I don't want your stubbornness to take our future away. I love you so much. Please, just get some sleep for me. I don't wanna lose you because you're being reckless. It's not worth it to me. If this is how it's gonna be, I might as well just leave now and you can stop the mission, because if you don't start sleeping, I'm gonna lose you anyway.” Tears began to stream down her cheeks as she spoke and his heart began to ache.
He reached up and wiped away a tear, “Okay, Princess,” He whispered, “I'll sleep while we travel tonight and then we have a day off tomorrow. I'll sleep then too. I'm sorry. I just want our future to be perfect and I want it to start as soon as possible. I love you, Baby Girl.”
“I love you, Jay,” She pulled him to her, “I can't wait until this is all over. I want us back. The tour's hard enough, but with the mission, this whole thing feels almost impossible.”
He wrapped his arms around her, holding her tightly as he took in her scent, “I promise it's not gonna be like this forever, Baby. I know how things feel right now,” He was almost whispering, “But I'm doing this so that we never have to worry about this again. I'm doing this so we can be together and be safe and start a family. I know I've been gone a lot lately and I'm so sorry that it's effecting you this way, but the reason for all of this hasn't changed,” He pulled away slightly to look into her eyes, as he reached up and cupped her face, “You're the reason I'm doing all of this. You're my everything and I'm doing this so I don't ever lose you. I want our kids to be safe in the future and never have to worry about any of this and that's why I'm doing all of this now.”
“I understand, Baby,” She breathed, “I'm just worried about you taking care of yourself because I can't stand the thought of losing you. You're everything to me and I'd die if I ever lost you.”
“You're not gonna lose me, My love,” He let a small smile appear on his lips, “I promise, I'll start taking better care of myself. Thank you for worrying about me so much.”
“Always,” She smiled, “I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have you to worry about.”
He chuckled, “You'd probably sleep a lot better at night.”
“Maybe,” She shrugged, “But I wouldn't be this happy either. And I definitely wouldn't be this in love with anyone.”
He leaned his forehead against hers and closed his eyes, “I'm so incredibly, head-over-heels in love with you too, Baby,” His breath tickling her lips as he spoke, “You're absolutely perfect to me. My kind of perfect.” He let a smile grace his lips.
“You're my kind of perfect too, Babe,” She was smiling as well. They stood like this in silence for a moment until they were startled out of their state by a knock at the door and the door swinging open.
“Yo, JB,” Good made his way onto the bus, “Did you wanna work on a few things while we travel?” Justin turned towards him and pulled Krystal in front of him, wrapping his arms around her from behind.
“I think I need a little break, man,” Justin offered him a smile, “I promised her I'd get a little sleep while we travel. We can work on a few things tomorrow sometime.”
“Of course. I think that's probably a good idea,” Good nodded, noticing that Justin had been a little off the last few days, “Anything for the Mrs.” He offered a warm smile and winked at Krystal.
“Thanks, Bro,” Justin nodded once at Good.
“I'll see you guys when we stop,” He saluted them and turned, making his way back off of their bus, heading towards the one he was sharing with Butler and Chaz.
“Thank you, Baby,” Krystal whispered, turning in his arms and wrapping her arms around his neck.
“Anything for you, Princess,” He took in her scent again, unable to believe how much he'd missed it. He didn't realize until that moment that he'd been neglecting her while he was so worried about the mission. It amazed him that she wasn't complaining about it. He couldn't believe that she'd pushed all of that aside to worry about his safety and keeping him on his game. She wasn't begging him for his attention, she was only asking that he started taking care of himself. He smiled as he was once again reassured that she was the one for him. The bus started and began it's journey to the next city a few moments later, his arms still wrapped tightly around her, just taking her in.
“Why don't we head back to bed and you can get some sleep, Babe?” She asked softly.
He pulled away to look into her eyes as a smirk made it's way across his face, “Do we have to sleep right away?”
“That depends,” She bit her lip, “What did you have in mind?”
He reached up, caressing her cheek, “I wanna make love to you first,” he whispered. He realized it had been awhile since they'd made love and he missed the feeling of being inside of her.
“I think that can be arranged,” She stared into his eyes. He picked her up, bridal style and carried her back to his designated bus-bedroom, kicking the door shut behind him and gently laying her down on the bed. Once he'd laid her down, he whipped his shirt over his head and quickly undid his belt, pushing his pants and boxers to the floor as he stepped out of his shoes. He took a step closer towards the bed and slowly lifted her shirt over her head, tossing it to the floor. She laid back as he slid her pants off, her panties following. She moved her head to the pillows, waiting for him to cover her body. He crawled on top of her, falling in between her legs and just staring down into her eyes.
“I'm sorry I've been neglecting you, Baby,” He whispered, brushing her hair back out of her face.
“It's okay, My love,” She smiled and reached up, pulling his head down to meet her lips. They made love to each others lips for a few moments, as the kiss filled itself with more passion. He didn't break their kiss as he pushed himself inside of her, causing her to moan through the kiss and arch her back up towards him, pushing him further inside of her.
He broke the kiss as he found the rhythm that he knew she loved, “Gawd, I'm so fucking in love with you,” He breathed, “You've got me in a trance, Baby. I never wanna let go.”
“You better not ever let me go,” She whispered, tears pooling in her eyes as he slowly made love to her, “Cause I'm just as in love with you, Babe.”
“When I'm inside you like this,” He stopped moving inside of her as he stared down into her eyes, “Nothing else in the world matters. You're the only thing in the world to me. It's so hard to even leave you when I'm going to perform or heading out to do the mission. I literally have to tear myself away from you. Even if it's just for 5 minutes, leaving you is one of the hardest things in the world for me.”
She reached up to caress the side of his face, “I feel the same way, My Angel.”
“I never thought I'd ever find anything that compares to the way I feel when I'm on stage performing or in the studio, but you've surpassed that feeling. Being with you is the most amazing thing I've ever felt in my life and I don't ever want it to go away,” He pushed himself as far inside of her as he could, causing a moan to escape her lips, “I've never felt like anything was meant for me the way you are. You're home to me. You're where I belong.”
“You're where I belong too, Baby,” She smiled as she stared into his eyes, “You're my soulmate. I'm connected to you on a level that nobody will ever understand.”
“I didn't believe in fate until I met you,” He breathed, “I know now that God meant for us to be together. In this life and every one after this. Forever.” He slowly pulled himself all the way out of her and entered her again at a torturous pace, enjoying the feeling of every inch of him being surrounded by her. He did this a few more times, just enjoying the feeling before finding her rhythm again. He smiled to himself as she moaned and grabbed for him hungrily, kissing his lips. He decided in that moment that pleasing her surpassed pleasing himself on every level and he was going to spend the rest of his life doing just that. Pleasing her in every way possible; in every avenue of their lives.