Catching Forever (BlackPath MC Book 2)

BOOK: Catching Forever (BlackPath MC Book 2)
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Catching

Forever

BlackPath MC BOOK 2

By

Vera Quinn

 

 

 

Chasing Forever

Author Vera Quinn

Copyright 2016 ©Vera Quinn

This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to persons living or deceased is entirely coincidental. Names, places, and characters are fictitious or if real, used fictitiously. The author recognizes the trademarks and copyrights of all registered products or works mentioned.

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Cover by Monica Langley Holloway

 

Editing and Formatting by Avril Stepowski

This book is meant for people over the age of eighteen. There is strong language, violence, and sexual situations intended for adults only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I’d like to say thank you to my family and friends. As always Charles, you are my rock. You keep this crazy woman sane.

To all the authors who reached out to me after my first release. For every share and congratulation. I am humbled. Thank you so much.

Liberty, Cree, Nicole, Kori, Monica, and Avril you are my support and I value you so much.

Jordan Marie, you, lady, have a heart of gold. You and your bitches have the biggest hearts. Thank you.

The Lady Outlaws you rock. Took me in and made me feel at home.

For all my readers thank you. Without you this would still be just a dream.

Kelsey, Ayla and Samantha thank you!

I would like to thank all the groups, blogs and pimpers that shared my cover, teasers and release. I know your work is not easy and I appreciate the exposure. I would like to say a special thank you to Heather Ann’s Book Reviews for giving this new author time.

I hope you all enjoy Catching Forever.

Chapter 1

        Callie

  Dra is squatted down in front of me, “Darling where is your man? According to the application you gave me you’re only eighteen, and you’re pregnant. Why are you by yourself?” This man is digging too deep.

  “I don’t ask questions and I don’t like to answer them. I’m not running from the law and that is all you need to know. Now I need to leave so I can get on the road.” With that Dra gets up and goes over to the president and Mrs. Clark comes and sits beside me. I squeeze her hand and go to get up and the glorious darkness takes me under again. I feel like I am floating and I’m peaceful and I embrace it.

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I don’t know how long I’ve been in the darkness but I feel a cool cloth on my forehead and I open my eyes to the bright lights and the hell that has become my life. What do I tell these people? I hate to lie as much as I hate being lied to, but sometimes it’s necessary. The trick is knowing how to tell the difference. I don’t know these people, so unless they ask me outright, I will keep everything to myself.

  “Hey sunshine. You’re back with the living. Lie still, we sent for Dr. Evans.” Dra is hovering over me, I know I need to get out of here, but I need to make sure I’m ok to travel first. I’m taking no chances with my baby.

“What happened? All I remember is darkness.” I look to Mrs. Clark, ignoring Dra.

  “Sweetheart, how far have you traveled? Have you been eating? You know this sort of thing is normal sometimes when you’re expecting a baby. You have to be careful. At least you have youth on your side.” Mrs. Clark is trying to give me reassurance, but it really isn’t working.

  I hear a noise and see a big man with a doctor’s bag walking into the room. He looks at Mrs. Clark and then to me. His eyes drift to the blood trail across the floor. “That belong to either of you?” We both shake our heads no. “Who does it belong to? I might need to tend to that one first.” The doctor looks to us for an answer, I see the president and Dra are both waiting on my answer. I don’t give one.

“Ok, then. Who’s my patient?” I guess if the doctor is used to this and he’s not concerned, I’m in the clear for now. He knows not to be nosy, so maybe he won’t ask questions I can’t answer.

“Well Dr. Evans this little lady is your patient. She’s expecting and she passed out on us. Will you give her a once over? I owe her a lot.” Mrs. Clark takes the lead in the talking position. The more I keep my mouth shut the better off I’ll be.

  “Ok, Ms...?”  He leaves it at that.

    “My name isn’t important, just that my baby is ok.” I know he’ll see my real name on my medical records if I have to show them to him. There’s no getting around that one.

“Ok. Let’s get the basics out of the way first.” He moves over to me and first checks my pulse and my pupils. Then he sticks a thermometer in my mouth. “We’re going to have to have a little privacy for the rest of the check-up.” Dra and the president get up and walk out, but Mrs. Clark hangs back.

“Dear, do you want me to stay or go?” Mrs. Clark is asking me, I know I need to talk to the doctor alone, even though I wish she could stay.

   “I’ll be ok Mrs. Clark. Thank you, though.” I know she wants to stay, but she’ll go now.

  As soon as they have all left the doctor looks at me with concern. I know he is going to try and get all the information out of me he can, but I also know I won’t give up more than I have to.

“Ok, now for the easy part. Will you give me your name?” Like that is the easy part.

“Dr. Evans could you just give me a once over so I can go? My name is not important right now.” He is looking at me skeptically, but starts his examine with generic questions that I answer honestly. He takes my pulse again and checks my heart and eyes and so on. Then he walks to the door and my audience walks back in.

“She seems fine. She just needs some rest and good food. She’s more secretive than your club is, though. Never seen a woman who didn’t like to hear herself talk. This one is definitely different.” He smiles, but you can tell he just wants out of there. “Young lady get some rest and do a follow up with whoever your primary care doctor is.” With that the President hands him some money and he is out of the door.

While the president is taking care of the good doctor, Dra comes and stands over me while Mrs. Clark sits in the chair across from me. Soon the president walks over and joins us. He sits in a chair next to Mrs. Clark.

“I’m Hawser, the president of the Troubled Fathoms MC. I’m only going to ask you questions once, so answer honestly. We mean you no harm, so get that thought out of your head, but we will not put up with lies. We owe you a solid, so let us help you.” Hawser seems like an honest man to me. He’s cut the bull out, so I decide I need to stay as close to the truth as I can without giving everything away.

“Sir, I am not trying to disrespect you, I will answer direct questions, but I can take care of me and mine.” I say this looking straight into his eyes with no attitude at all. I hope he heard it all, because my voice seems to be failing me and it’s barely above a whisper.

  “Ok. Let’s start out simple. What’s your real name?” A hard one right off the bat. Hawser knows this is the base of nearly everything. If they find out my name, all they have to do then is a background check. I have to make a quick decision, but I know if they search my things they will find my medical records, so I know honesty is the only way to go.

“My name is Callie Steel.” I give a short direct answer with no attitude what so ever.

“You running from someone? Hiding from someone? What trouble is following you kid?” Hawser has all the good questions. I know all their eyes are on me, and he is not going to give up until I spill it all. I feel better, but my head is still kind of swimming. I just need to sleep, and if I have to give them something to go on, then that is what I’ll do.

“I’m getting away from a man that married me under false pretenses. I found out that almost everyone in my life has been lying to me. I’m just trying to find some peace for my first trimester. That’s as short and sweet as it gets. No one is tailing me because I did nothing wrong, I just will not be anyone’s victim or someone everyone can talk about behind my back. I’m not so much running away as regrouping, so I can go back and kick ass when I know my baby is stronger. End of story. I won’t be bullied or told what to do.” By the time I am finished I find myself really pissed off at having to explain myself to more bikers. I just need room to breathe and decide my next move.

  I chance a look at the two men and both have big grins on their faces. I don’t find anything to grin about in this situation.

“Ok, don’t get so riled up. You are full of piss and vinegar aren’t you? Who’s your ol’ man?” Dra thinks I’m hostile now, wait until I feel better.

“My husband did not claim me as his ol’ lady. He just married me. Therefore, I don’t have an ol’ man. My dad is Chief from BlackPath MC.” I can see by the look on Dra’s face he recognizes the name, but Hawser does not look as if he’s heard of dad. At least that is working in my favor. If the president doesn’t know of him, then the club can’t have a problem with them.

  “Do you know Chief Dra? I don’t think I have met him.” Hawser looks to Dra but Dra has a pissed off look on his face. What have I gotten myself into?

  “You came all the way from Texas by yourself? Why? What’s here?” Dra seems surprised, but I don’t know why. I’m pregnant, not sick. I still know how to drive. “How old are you again?”

“She’s from Texas? Does your dad know where you are? Kids these days.” Hawser is shaking his head like I have lost my mind.

“I am eighteen, not eight.” I know I’m copping an attitude, but it’s not like I’ve gotten lost. “I am from Texas. My dad doesn’t know where I’m at, but I was pissed at him and I needed some distance. As soon as I am settled somewhere for more than a few hours, I will call him. It’s a long complicated story and I am too tired to go into it right now. Just know I love my family and I will call them soon. My husband will be hearing from my attorney. Actually, he probably already has.” Dra snorts and Hawser doesn’t look amused.

“You need to call Chief today. I know he is worried about you. Your Tommy’s sister, right?” I don’t say anything but just nod my head yes. “You will call Chief today. I met him, Tommy, and I think Chief’s brother, Driller, about fourteen years ago through Whiskey. Dad do you remember Whiskey? I was about sixteen then. Chief was a good man.”

“Whiskey and Rye did our club a solid. Damn that’s been a long time ago. You’re Whiskey’s family?” Hawser looks me over looking for a family resemblance. He’ll find none.

“Chief adopted you after Tommy was killed. Sorry about your brother.” Dra is filling his dad in and I appreciate the sentiment about Tommy. Everyone liked my brother.

“Does this mean I can stay here and rest and then hit the road when I feel better?” I can only hope. It’s too soon for me to go back.

“What it means is you are from good people, but we still have to check you out and you have to call your dad or I will.” Hawser gives it to me straight, I have to give him that. I know I need to quit worrying dad, but I’m still just so mad.

“I’m going to go back to my room now and get a nap. When I wake up I will get a bite to eat and call my dad. Is that ok?” I know I have a balancing act to do here, but right now all my mind is on is sleep.

“Dear, you need to stay in my apartment here with me. It’s small but I have a guest room. It’s not much, but this way I can keep an eye on you to make sure you don’t pass out again. Please? I know you’re an adult, but you need some mothering right now.” Mrs. Clark has stayed quiet through all this, I know her offer comes from a good place.

“Mrs. Clark I couldn’t impose on you like that. I’ll be fine. My motel room will be just fine. Thank you for the offer. It’s very kind.” I honestly like this lady and don’t want to hurt her feelings.

“Nonsense, missy, you are staying here with me. I will fix you some vegetable soup while you rest. Vegetables cure all that ail you. Dra will you get her bags and bring them here?” Mrs. Clark is hard to resist and I don’t want to hurt her feelings. She reminds me of the grandma I missed so much.

“That sounds like a fine idea. Dra tell one of the prospects to get her bags, but missy, you are calling your dad now. I know you’re tired, but once he hears your voice you don’t know the relief he will get. I’ll talk to him after that and you can sleep.” I know there is no use in arguing with Hawser and I will feel better after I hear dad’s voice, too. I never knew how much I would miss him.

I reach for my purse and my phone but Mrs. Clark takes it from me. “She needs to rest first, and then she can call, surely you can wait that long.” Mrs. Clark looks at Hawser like he better not mess with her, but I can’t let her do that.  I won’t come between the two of them and talking to dad will make me feel better, no matter how mad I am.

I catch Mrs. Clark’s hand and take my purse back and give her a weak smile. “Mrs. Clark, it will be fine. I need to call my dad. I know he is scared out of his mind and I need to put him at ease. No matter how mad he makes me, I love him, and I know he loves me. I will rest better after I talk to him. He always makes me feel better.” I reach inside my purse and get out my phone and dial my dad. It only takes two rings and I hear the voice that has always been home for me.

“Baby Girl, is that you? Please tell me it’s you. I am so sorry.” I hear the desperation in his voice and the tears I have been holding back start to fall. Just his voice soothes me and I know I should have talked to him before I took off.

“Yes, dad, it’s me.” I don’t know how he can understand me I am crying so hard. I take a deep breath and try to control the tears again. “Dad I am fine. I miss you and I know I should have talked to you before I took off, but to do that I would have had to see Devil and that is not a safe thing right now. I know everything and I am not amused or happy.” I finally pause to take a breath and let him say something.

“You don’t know the whole story, but you know enough, and baby, I’m sorry for hiding stuff from you. Now where are you so I can come get you?” I can almost feel dad’s rising anxiety. He just wants me home. “I will keep Devil away, I promise. We will do this together.” That’s all he had to say.

“Dad I love you and we will take care of it, but right now I have to rest. I think I pushed myself too hard and I need to take care of your grandchild. There are some men here that need to talk to you. I am going to go and nap for a little while. Dad, I promise I am fine, just tired. Mrs. Clark is taking good care of me. I just wanted some peace for a little while. Everything happened at once. I didn’t mean to hurt you, dad. Now I’m going to let Hawser talk to you. Love you, dad.” I know he will still worry, but I am just too tired right now. I hand my phone to Dra and then Mrs. Clark leads me to her guest room to sleep.

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