“I don’t want to hear any excuses for why you wouldn’t see me, and I certainly don’t want to know who the women you fucked are. I don’t want any more oaths or promises, even if you plan to keep them. I just want you. I will always want … you.” She gave a shuddering breath, stepping away from the mirror.
Jackal waited for her to tell him the combination or to keep talking. When she did neither, he began to laugh. She had forgotten to give him the combination.
It took him a minute to get Ice to quit laughing before promising to call Grace, He waited breathlessly for her phone to ring.
When she went to answer her phone on the bed, he was already debating smashing through the mirror. However, her soft laughter had him calming long enough to hear her tell him the combination.
Jackal practically tore the door off its hinges as he left the viewing room, going to the locked door. He had to key in the numbers twice because of his bumbling fingers. Then he rushed inside, slamming the door by kicking it closed.
Penni was laughing so hard she fell back on the bed. “Do you know how long I rehearsed that speech?”
Jackal stood, staring down at her. “I take it you forgot to rehearse the number part of it.”
“Yes.” Her poignant eyes stared up at him. Penni raised herself back up, reaching her hand out to cup his cheek. “I’ve never seen you cry before.”
“I love you. And there haven’t been any women to tell you about. I didn’t want another woman. I’ll never want another woman but you.”
“I told you I don’t want to talk—”
“Too damn bad. You deserve to know that.”
Penni took his T-shirt, raising it to his chest so she could press a kiss on his abdomen. “Go ahead, then, but I’m not listening.” She snapped open his jeans, parting them then pulling his dick out.
“Uh … I guess we can talk later.”
“You took off the metal balls?” Penni angrily glared up at him.
“I was riding so long my dick was killing me.” Any other woman would cuss him out for leaving her, but the only thing Penni was pissed about was piercings?
“Can’t you put them back in?”
Jackal gaped down at her. “Right now?”
“Uh … yeah.” Penni laughed, rolling on the bed as he laid down beside her.
“Woman, I can’t put them in right now. Do you not remember how many I had? And I only had that many because I was drunk off my ass when Colton did it. We’ll have to go back to the clubhouse to put but them back in. I’ll have to be drunk to even put the Apadravya back in, and the nine balls in my dick, so no, I can’t do it right now.”
“All right, there’s no need to be grouchy about it. I’ll make you a pan of my brownies. It’ll work better than alcohol.”
“I’ll stick with my rum. I’m afraid, if I eat your brownies, I’ll end up with more of them.”
Penni propped herself over his chest. “Is it going to hurt?”
“Babe, it’s gonna hurt like a son of a bitch, but for you, I’ll do it.”
“That’s the sweetest thing you’ve ever said to me.”
“I have told you numerous times how much you mean to me—”
“But none that involve pain.”
“Babe, believe me; it involved a lot of pain to stay away from you. Sending Shade was hard on both of us, but neither of us wanted you to mourn me if Raul killed me.” He didn’t try to hide his anguished expression. The months he had been away from her wouldn’t be easily forgotten.
“When you have the piercings back in, we’ll call it even.” Penni flicked his nipple.
Jackal slid the teddy straps off her shoulders. “You’ve lost weight.”
“I’ll gain it back. Lily is coming for a visit. She’s a good cook.”
He hoisted her farther up the bed so he could get a better view in the mirror on the ceiling.
Jackal groaned when she trailed her mouth down his abs to his dick that was so hard it was reaching toward his belly button.
“Mmm-hmm. So are my parents and most of The Last Riders.”
“What’s the occasion?” Jackal raised himself onto his elbows to look down at her sucking the head of his cock into her mouth.
She lifted her mouth off him to raise her head, staring into his eyes. “I thought we could get married.”
“You’re asking me to marry you while you’re giving me a blowjob?”
She gave him a trembling smile. “I thought it would be harder to say no.”
“God, I love you.”
She gave a shaky laugh. “Is that a yes?”
“It’s a big fucking hell yes.”
Penni straddled his legs then reached under her crotch to unsnap her teddy.
“I always wondered how bitches did that.”
Fascinated, he watched as Penni tugged it over her head, tossing it over her shoulder. Then he lost what mind he had left when she slipped her palm up his cock, taking it into her mouth.