“You probably have work to do, so I will leave you to it.” she murmured, brushing her hands across his cheeks. “I’m going to check on Brandi and give Mary a call.”
It was she who initiated their next kiss, being as gentle and as tender with him as the one he’d given her previous before she reluctantly removed herself from his embrace.
She left him to his work to check on Brandi, which proved to be an exercise in extreme self-control when the woman tried to attack her as Carmen stepped over the threshhold. Once more, Carmen had to subdue the little wench, tying her to the bed and gagging her mouth so she didn’t have to listen to her screeching. She drank her blood until Brandi passed out before leaving the woman to sleep off the effects.
She returned to her room and sat on the bed, staring at the phone. Taking a deep breath to calm her nerves, she picked it up and dialed a number from memory. The phone rang several times before Carmen decided she would hang up, but then there was a click of sound…
“Internal Affairs Office, Mary speaking.”
Carmen took a deep breath.
“Hi, Mary. It’s me.” she stated softly.
“Oh my god! Carmen! Are you all right? Where are you? I went by your apartment to check on you but your landlord said you hadn’t been home in days! Then I saw the news report and I was so worried!”
Carmen smiled. “I’m fine, Mary. I went somewhere else for a couple of days. Just needed some time…after everything.”
“I understand completely.” Carmen could hear the smile in her voice and it warmed her. “I heard about the promotion. Congratulations.”
“When are you coming back to work? You should see your new office. And my work space is so much more bigger. And I have my own assistant! It’s wonderful.”
“I’ll be back in a couple of weeks. I’m actually enjoying this vacation and so much has happened that I can’t explain over the phone.” Carmen told her. “Let’s meet for dinner and we can talk. My treat.”
“I’d like that. Half hour?”
“All right.” Carmen agreed. “See you then.” She hung up the phone and smiled. She and Mary would have a lot to talk about over the next few hours.
Jumping up, she went to get ready.
“You probably have work to do, so I will leave you to it.” Shane could have carried his beauty back up stairs, but he knew that Carmen would have things she wanted to do, and besides, he still had a job to do himself. The kiss she gave before letting him go, almost left him breathless. Everything, he had done was now worth it. He had no regrets.
“I’m going to check on Brandi and give Mary a call.” Carmen said, and Shane’s reaction was a smug smile. “Tell them I said Hi.” That said, he watched her leave his den, and he looked back down at the chess board. So many pieces, some black, some white. He had already secured his Queen, but the war was far from over. There were those that knew about his schemes. Some like David could be bought, others like Matt and Johnathon…well, he would have to work on that. Johnathon was the more dangerous of the two, but…Shane had enough on him, to pin him for the murder of Donna, up by the cabin, even though she was killed by Carmen. Oh what a tangled web it was, and it would take one with skill to weave their way out, while catching the unsuspecting.
Sitting back in his leather recliner, he eased into it, and then reached for his cellphone, when it suddenly dawned on him. ~Shit…I need a new secretary.!~ Without Louisa and Donna…he was in a pickle. Well, the last thing he needed was another blood doll. They never worked out, as the past had shown. Tapping his lip, he knew that if he was going to have someone, she would need to be dependable, reliable…a real people person, and someone that DIDN”T want to fuck him. This was going to be a tall order. Thinking for a moment, he suddenly had a huge grin on his face. ~Marissa Tomeii…YES!~
But who was Marissa Tomeii, and what possible reason would she consider working for Shane, and not fancy him? Going through his Rolodex, he quickly found her number, and then punched in the digits.
A husky feminine voice answered on the end of the line.
“Shane…you son of a bitch. I am in the middle of a freaking orgy. This better be good.” Marissa snarled. She was up to her neck in naked bodies, and had managed to crawl through them to her handbag.
“Oh..love you too, and you never invite me to those. I’m hurt.” Shane lamented, as Marissa rolled her eyes on the other end, a man behind her pawing at her and she shakes him off.
“Cur the crap, Shane. What do you want?”
“Well, you dear. I’m all out of secretaries, and I just know how good you are at making coffee.: Shane said, spinning in his chair, as he could hear the muffled groans and moans in the background as Marissa snarled. “I am a PA to some of Haven’s brightest stars. WHY would I want to give that up, to go pour coffee for your clients?”
“Because…I am ordering you too. Besides, we always have such fun and I need someone with your skill..AND the fact you hate my guts. I have a new woman in my life…well unlife…and I really don’t think she would appreciate me hiring some leggy 20 year old bed bunny. You are much more suited. You don’t look a day over fifty.”
“Forty five!” Marissa roared, as she had another set of hands coming around her to drag her back into the lover’s pit. I’ll throw in a new apartment, car…AND a handsome new blood dolly. What you say?” Shane made a good offer and simply waited.
“Fine! Now…will you let me get back to the party?” Marissa said with a snarl.
“Anything for you. Just keep me on speed dial, and..remember to wash before starting at the office. There’s a pet. Hoo roo.”
Shane placed his phone down on the desk, and chuckled. “She’s such a slut.”
It had been a few hours since Shane had placed the call through to Marissa. He knew he was probably interrupting her little party, but work was work. As he was going over files on the Brenner case, he heard the delicious roar of Marissa’s jaguar pulling up in the front drive. The sound of the tyres slowing on the gravel and then stopping, followed by the slamming of a car door, and the tell tale click clack of her designer shoes coming up to the front door was unmistakable.
~Knock knock…KNOCK KNOCK!~ The hard rapping of Marissa’s hand pounding on the door, had Shane chuckle.
“It’s open, Marissa.” Shane sung out, easing back into his chair, as he was not about to get up and answer the door for her. A loud grunt and the door was flung open, as the wily PA strutted in, tossing her bag and coat on a nearby settee.
“I just left a room with at least 9 going at it like sex starved monkeys…and a whole lot of feeding to be done, to come see why you can’t live without a secretary.” Marissa stood in the door way, her hands on her hips. Wearing a very short cocktail dress, and reeking of sex, Shane couldn’t help but smirk. “Now now, there is always tomorrow night, and I am sure you will score…maybe with the local football team.” He beamed a winner’s smile, as Marissa considered it.
“I didn’t even know it was football season.” Marissa said with a quirked brow. Shane rose from his desk and uttered. “I don’t think it really matters with you what season it is, you will fuck anything with balls.” He then stopped by the chess set and picked up a knight. Playing with it in his hand he then said. “But enough about your extracurricular activities, I imagine you are here to nut out the job prospects. Am I right?” He said, getting closer to her. Shane had an intensity about him that was unmistakable, and Marissa knew it all too well. Never underestimate him.
“Well the label of secretary can be wiped, if you are going to hire me. I go for assistant…PA. None of this coffee lady shit. I didn’t spend the last twenty years turning kids into stars for nothing. I have a reputation.” Shane nodded slyly and chuckled, “As a nymphomaniac. Face it, you’re a cougar.” Marissa picked up a nearby vase and was ready to hurl it at him. “Stop going on about my AGE!” she screamed and then hurled the vase, which missed him by a mile, since she threw like a girl. The crash of the fine china had Shane tsk. “That’s coming out of your first weeks pay.” He said with a groan.
Why do women have to be so difficult?
With her newly enhanced senses, she could smell sex in the air and with a frown she looked between the two.
“Am I…interrupting something?” she wondered, standing in the doorway, her tone hard enough to crack a diamond in half. She was woman not prone to jealous outbursts, but after everything she and Shane had gone through to get to this point, she was feeling kind of vulnerable.
And the unknown woman was simply screaming “Sexual Conquest Here!”
“Because I can come back later if I was.” she added after a silent two-beat, prepared to leave the room and let the two of them go at it, if that’s what they wanted.
“Am I…interrupting something?” Ah, the voice of his beloved, and arriving right as Marissa was having a tanty over Shane’s comment that she was a cougar. Shane cocked his head and wrinkled up his nose in a coy way, as Marissa made goose lips in annoyance with herself. “Because I can come back later if I was.” Was that a touch of green in her eyes? A taste of venom in her voice? Shane exhaled happily, and then pushed himself away from the desk, and strolled over to her.
“Oh no…I don’t want you to miss this, Love.” Shane said, reaching for Carmen’s waist and pulling her into his arms in a show of domination. “Welcome home.” That said, he kissed her hungrily, his hands running up and down her back, before cupping her ass cheeks and kneading with his fingers, as Marissa rolled her eyes, and sighed. “Oh please, get a room.”
Breaking the kiss, Shane simply laughed at Marissa. “Come now, you love to watch, right?” He knew she was into kinky habits, but not when it came to Shane. “Maybe if you were Hugh Jackman. No offence, Carmen. Shane turns me cold.”
Shane shrugged and then smacked Carmen’s backside before letting her go. “Love…may I present my new assistant, Marissa Tomeii. She hates me…so..you’ll probably love her.”
Seemed to be the way, most either loved him too much…or hated his guts.
“Welcome home.” he murmured, before his lips claimed hers in conquest. It was a kiss that said “You are mine and nothing short of death will keep me from you.” His hands were running up and down her back, grabbing her ass and kneading with his fingers. She vaguely heard a snorted “Oh please, get a room.” from somewhere behind them. She could have cared less as her own fingers tangled in his hair and she returned the passionate kiss.
They finally broke apart as Shane laughed at the other woman. “Come now, you love to watch, right?”
“Maybe if you were Hugh Jackman. No offence, Carmen. Shane turns me cold.”
Carmen draped an arm over Shane’s shoulder, getting a sense she was speaking true. “He has that effect on people. And if you have Hugh’s number, feel free to share.” Carmen shrugged as Shane slapped her on the ass. She smirked at him before he turned to introduce the two women to each other.
“Love…may I present my new assistant, Marissa Tomeii. She hates me…so..you’ll probably love her.”
At that Carmen laughed and made an “Aww, poor baby!” joke before holding out her hand to Marissa. “And it’s a pleasure to meet you, Marissa.”