Justin studied her as she directed the delivery men towards the room with the queen-sized bed. He wondered what she was doing, but had vowed to himself to not question her actions until he had a reason to. She had yet to let him in on the plan, but he knew that she'd tell him in her own time. He was seated at the island in the kitchen when she returned a few moments later, having tipped the delivery men and showed them out.
“You trusting me means a lot to me, Jay,” She took a seat beside him, taking his hand in between both of her own, “I just want you to know that.”
“I love you,” He spoke softly, staring into her eyes, “You proved your loyalty to me. I have no reason not to trust you, Princess.”
She smiled and dropped his gaze for a moment before meeting it again, “Aaron's coming tomorrow,” She started, “He'll be staying here with us; him and his wife, because he's taught her too and the more of us we have working to teach you guys what you need to know, the better.”
“What do you mean?” He gave her a confused look, “Who's Aaron?”
“Aaron and I grew up together,” She started, preparing herself to tell him the story of her past, “His older brother, Nick, is one of the men who taught us how to do everything that we can do when my parents were killed. Once we'd learned how to get what we wanted, we were the most feared people in Calabasas,” She paused to lick her lips, “We never lost a fight and always perfected the mission, until Aaron decided he wanted out, 7 years ago. That's when I linked up with Jerome, who'd known about us for a long time before that and Aaron moved to Phoenix to get as far away from this life as possible. He'd been nearly emotionally destroyed by this bitch, Amanda, because she played him so good and at that point, he just wanted to wash his hands of all of it. So, he's coming here. He's going to help me train you all in the ways we were trained and we're going to kill them all. Dee's been seeing Amanda behind my back for the better part of 2 years and now that she's involved with him, Aaron was more than willing to jump at a chance to get his revenge.”
“So, let me get this straight,” Justin frowned, “Aaron and his wife are coming here tomorrow to help you train me and the guys to be as lethal as you are and once that's finished, that's when we're taking them out?”
She nodded, “We'll need a few more recruits though,” She licked her lips, “As strong as I am, once I teach you and we finish the mission, I still want out. I just want you to have the abilities that I do so that if I'm ever not around, you'll be unstoppable and no one will ever be able to touch you.”
He studied her for a long moment, memorizing the flecks in her eyes and the way her lips slightly parted, “You really love me, don't you?” It was in that moment that he realized, if she was willing to train him to be as good as she was, she loved him and trusted him more than anything. She would be training him to be able to destroy her and she was showing in this moment that she trusted him enough to know that he never would.
She held his gaze intensely, “If I didn't, I wouldn't be here, Jay,” She swallowed hard, “You're one of the best things that's ever happened to me and I wanna show you that even though you kidnapped me, I trust you with every fiber of my being.” Without a word, he stood from his stool and picked her up, bridal style, carrying her to the bedroom as his lips found hers hungrily. He kicked the door shut behind them and gently laid her down on the bed, covering her body with his.
“God, I love you, Princess,” He breathed, breaking the kiss and staring down into her eyes, “Please, never leave me,” His eyes pleaded with her, “I know we've only known each other a short time, but I can't imagine my life without you now. Promise me you'll stay,” He whispered the last words, his eyes pleading with her and showing a vulnerability that she'd never seen in him before.
“I'm never going anywhere, Baby,” She whispered, reaching up to caress his cheek, “I'm in this now. There's no turning back.”
His head fell into the crook of her neck as he took in her scent and pulled her as tight to his own body as humanly possible, “I need you, Sweetheart. I need you more than I've ever needed anything in my entire life.”
She tightened her arms around his abdomen, holding tightly onto him as well, “I'm yours, Jay. I promise. This is forever now cause I need you too.”
Justin stood at the head of the kitchen island, looking at his remaining crew as Krystal sat in the seat next to him. He'd just explained what was going to happen in the coming days and was looking around expectantly.
“So, let me get this straight,” Ty frowned in confusion, “She's gonna teach us everything that she knows and everything that she can do? Then we're gonna get revenge for those bastards killing Alex and Carey?”
“Exactly,” Justin nodded.
“Why would you do that?” Ty met her gaze, “If you teach us, we'd be able to take you out in a second.” He obviously still didn't trust her and he couldn't wrap his mind around why she'd be so willing to trust them after they'd been the ones to kidnap her.
“I know you don't trust me, Ty,” She sighed, not dropping the gaze they shared, “And I haven't been around long enough to have formed much of a bond with any of you, but there's a lot of things about my past and my previous situation that weren't everything that they seemed to be. I pride myself on my loyalty and while it may appear to have wavered, that's not the case. I'm here now. I'm in this and I'm on your side. I'm not the enemy that you seem to think I am and I'm not going anywhere. My loyalties lye here now and this is precisely where they'll stay.”
“You don't have to explain yourself, Princess,” Justin took her hand, immediately jumping to her defense as he met Ty's gaze, “If you don't trust her, trust me. I've never led you astray before and it won't start happening now. Whether you believe her or not, she's got nothing but the best intentions for us and from here on out, she's one of us.”
Ryan looked between the two for a moment before speaking, “I sincerely hope this isn't some way to destroy us from the inside out,” He spoke, “But if JB's putting his trust in you, then you have the chance to earn mine as well.”
“We'll need a few more members, but I want to handpick them,” Justin moved on from the previous subject, “They have to have potential and they have to be trustworthy enough to train in this way. The last thing we need is anyone turning against us and trying to over-power us.”
“I was actually thinking about that,” Krystal frowned, “The last thing I wanna do is have someone turn against us, Jay,” She sighed, “I think we need to concentrate on just you 4 for now. We can bring in a couple new members, but I'm not sure we should train them right away. I think we need to be very careful with who we're putting our trust in and they need to earn the right to be trained this way. It's dangerous and I'm not willing to just train anyone. There's a reason I never trained Jerome or any one of them.”
Justin nodded, “Okay, Princess. We can talk more about that and decide what we're gonna do later,” She offered him a smile and he winked at her before turning back towards the group and continuing to speak, “So, I want you out there tonight, keeping your ear to the ground for anyone with any type of potential that could benefit us. There has to be at least a couple people out there with something to bring to the table.”
“We have the mission tonight, JB,” Deion reminded.
“And Evan's party,” Ty spoke up.
“Keep an eye out at the party then. Check out any new faces,” Justin frowned, “I wanna know about anybody new coming into town.”
“Are you going to the party tonight?” Ryan wondered.
“No,” Justin shook his head, “I have other things I have to take care of, but keep me updated,” He glanced at his watch, 7pm, “Y'all should probably head out if you're gonna have time to do the mission and hit the party.” Everyone excused themselves as they headed out of the house, leaving Krystal and Justin alone.
“What other things do you have to take care of tonight, Babe?” She wondered, meeting his gaze.
He smirked, making his way towards her and pulling her into a standing position, his arms immediately wrapping around her, “I have to spend the night with my Princess,” He whispered before leaning down and capturing her lips in a kiss, “Once we start training and the mission, we won't have much time to just spend time together and go out on a date,” He informed, “So, tonight we're getting takeout and spending the entire night in bed.”
“Mmm,” She wiggled her eyebrows sexily at him, “And what are we gonna do in bed?”
A sexy smirk found it's way across his lips, “I plan on spending the entire night inside of you. Pleasing you. Over,” He leaned down and placed kisses on her lips in between his last few words, “And over *Kiss* and over again. Until you can't take anymore.”