Kevin exchanged a few
quick words with Mc while Bron stood next to Muriel by the door
as he did so. He gaze flicked to her on and off as Kevin and
Mc hashed out a little plan of their own. Bron didn't like the
fact she was being left out and it showed in her expression.
They both nodded and Kevin reached to retrieve his wife's hand
as he broke away from Mc. They entered the courtroom together.
Kevin showed Bron to her seat as he had every opening, every
break, and every closing of the proceedings.
The bailiff announced that court would be delayed for an additional
thirty minutes as the courtroom quieted down. Many of the people
who were sitting in the galley left after the announcement.
Those that didn't were informed they had to by a high ranking
official from the police department.
Kevin watched the same man approach the cop that stood at the
end of the defense table watching over Lenny. He said something
to the officer. The guard removed keys from his belt after calling
another guard over. One of Lenny's leg shackles was removed
and placed around the leg to the table. Kevin's eyes followed
the leg of the table. The leg was set in a steel plate. The
table leg was at least four inches around. The plate was bolted
to the floor. Kevin was a little more comfortable knowing that
short of a chainsaw Lenny wasn't going anywhere. Both guards
made a hasty retreat out the door. Muriel stood back by the
double doors like a true sentry after closing them behind the
high ranking official.
The only people sitting in the courtroom now were Lenny, Bron,
Mc, and himself. Muriel stayed as well, but she remained by
the door. Kevin wouldn't have had taken her as much of threat
had he not seen her pull her gun twice in less than hour. He
couldn't see Lenny's face but he could tell the man was nervous.
His posture was ever changing. He moved in his seat edgily but
would only face the empty judge's chair. The man had no intentions
of acknowledging any of them but Kevin was positive the man
was uncomfortable being left alone with them, which is exactly
what they wanted.
Kevin pulled a chair up behind Bron and took a seat. The only
difference between the spot he was in now and where his normal
seat was the banister. The banister in the courtroom no longer
separated them. His chair was turned to face Lenny as he sat
slightly to Bron's left. He tried to position his chair so he
could see both of them but it was impossible.
"So bitch," Mc spoke loud enough for Lenny to hear
but not Muriel as he stood at the end of the table between Lenny
and Bron. Bron wouldn't be able to see Lenny from her position
unless Mc moved. "You're more trouble than you're worth.
Here the man is paying for your ass and he has to waste his
time up here."
Kevin sighed dramatically and loudly. He wanted to make sure
Lenny was paying attention. "I'll say. Now I have to deal
with this shit, the press, my family... To think this is nothing
more than a damn charade. They all think I'm a loving husband.
Isn't that sweet of them." Kevin kicked the bottom of Bron's
chair as she sat in it. He watched the chair jump up from the
force of the kick. "Dammit, I've got better things to do."
"You owe me this month's rent for her ass." Mc pointed
at Bron but stared behind her to Kevin.
Kevin was circumspect watching Lenny through half drooped lids.
He chuckled for affect. Truth be told, he really thought it
was funny but Bron wouldn't think so later, but this was her
idea, sort of. "Yeah well when you gave her to me you told
me she was submissive as hell. I sure as hell haven't seen a
lot of that lately. She questions my every order. Doesn't do
a damn thing I tell her to do. She's running her damn mouth
all the time." Kevin fiddled with the cuff of his pant
leg after he tossed one leg over the other. He leaned forward
in the chair closing some of the distance between Bron and himself.
"I'll give you a discount for the attitude." Mc smirked
Kevin chuckled. Mc was playing right along with him just fine.
He hadn't checked on Bron yet to see how she was taking all
of this because he was damn sure she was ready to kill both
of them. Kevin caught the peek he cast towards Lenny and then
back to him.
Mc took up residence on the corner of the table. One foot firmly
planted on the ground. The other crossed under his body. Mc
wet his lips. "Just remember when you're done with her,
I have a bid on her from another guy."
Kevin tried not to laugh but the comment was pretty funny.
He had to treat it as funny otherwise he would probably nail
Mc in the mouth for such a comment.
"Yeah, who?" Kevin kicked Bron's chair again. She
began to slouch in the chair and he couldn't tell if she was
laughing or pissed at him. He was pretty sure it was the latter
at the moment. But, dammit she needed to pay attention. "Stop
slouching! I hate bad posture. That back needs to be perfect
since you'll be spending so much time on it when this bullshit
is over with."
Mc blinked at him, shocked at the remark no doubt. Mc's eyes
went to Bron waiting for a reaction; he must not have gotten
one. "A cop from the South," Mc spoke and waited for
Bron's face to turn to his.
When she did, Kevin was somewhat prepared but not totally for
the, 'I'm going to tear your head off face' she was wearing.
Mc swung his leg casually and chuckled before he spoke. "He
says he can break that stubborn streak in her."
Kevin snorted at that one. "I highly doubt that. Besides,
she's got an arrest record from that little incident in Chicago;
it wouldn't look good for him to be dating a prostitute."
Kevin laughed obnoxiously. Leaning back in his seat he paused,
he could tell Lenny was listening now. The guy couldn't help
but eavesdrop. It wasn't like he had a choice, he was shackled
to the table and Muriel stood not to far away.
Kevin stretched his shoulders letting a little time pass as
if he was giving some thought to Mc's comment. "I'm not
done with her yet. Then there's the little escape she got away
with. I lost three weeks on that. You owe me at least that much.
I had to traipse all over the damn country looking for her.
Then I had to haul her ass all the way back home because my
family was freaking out. She learned a good lesson in Florida
though. She won't cross me again."
Kevin leaned forward to clamp a hand on Bron's shoulder. "Will
ya darlin'? You'll always remember Florida." Kevin sneered
into her ear. Kevin caught movement from the corner of his eye.
Lenny was laughing which just pissed Kevin off all the more.
"Hey if you can't keep her ass locked up… and occupied,"
Mc snickered. "That's not my problem."
Kevin pulled back on Bron's shoulder and her body followed.
He could see Bron's fingers tightly knotted together. Her knuckles
were turning white. She wasn't going to play this game much
longer. The things he was saying to her were mean and upsetting
her, especially the last comment that he made about Florida.
He knew it would hit a nerve with her and it did; loud and clear.
So why did it feel good making that statement to her. He chastised
himself a little, very little.
Letting go, Kevin leaned back in his chair and stretched his
legs out. Kevin knew which buttons to push with Lenny now. The
man was into control with women. Kevin knew he was as well,
but Lenny's type of control was evil, a lot like Mc's had been
years ago. "When you gave her to me just after asshole
over there enjoyed his little bit of fun with her, she was pretty
submissive." Kevin's arm flew out from his side and his
finger pointed Lenny. "I don't know what the hell happened.
If she was your first venture into S and M training, you failed
miserably my friend."
Mc cast a look of doubt at Kevin. Now Mc knew he had to follow
Kevin's lead. Mc crossed his arms over his chest. His bottom
lip curled in. Kevin was struggling with his acting skills.
The mere mention of what the man sitting across from them had
done made his blood boil every time.
"I think she controlled him, not the other way around.
She said he couldn't handle it, he pussyed out." Mc laughed.
Kevin could feel his eyes go wide with surprise as Mc laughed.
That was a path he didn't think of taking with this. He wondered
where Mc was going with this. Maybe they should have thought
this out a little more, at least discussed it.
"She said he sucked and he needed Popsicle sticks for
his dick to keep it up." Mc's laugh was cut short when
Lenny lunged for Bron but the table being bolted down and the
shackles didn't get him far, not to mention he had to get by
"You bitch!" Lenny yelled.
Mc simply placed a hand up to stop Lenny. He shoved him and
the man fell back in the chair.
Bron didn't respond to Lenny's actions or words. Kevin hoped
some day Bron would forgive him for the words that were about
to come out of his mouth. They were going to do more than sting,
they were going to hurt. Both of them were making her feel like
a hooker and they knew it.
Kevin stretched out his legs. One leg extended under her chair,
the other rested next to her right ankle. He kicked in his deep
bass voice in to make a point. "Sit down junior."
Kevin hissed loudly. "You have no effect on her any more.
She will not look at you, react to you, or speak to you unless
I give her permission." Kevin licked his lips and smiled
at Mc. It was his signal to be prepared for anything. He hoped
Mc understood it too.
Mc still sat on the edge of the desk his arms folded over one
another nonchalantly. He met Lenny with a hard stare. "You're
an idiot. She's nothing more than one of my working girls. Well,
in his case a baby-maker. He really wanted a baby with her.
I have no freaking idea why." Mc paused and waited for
Lenny to acknowledge him. When he did, Mc spoke again. "All
you had to do was ask me and then pay. None of us would be sitting
here dealing with this shit. You're a moron, that's why you'll
never get anywhere in your brother's organization. You don't
use your head."
Lenny's head tilted in their direction. "You're a liar
Mc. She's not a working girl, she's yours. You've been with
her for years. She's your partner in many ways."
"Not in the physical sense." Bron spoke and Kevin
wished she hadn't. She was full of rage and needed to vent on
somebody before she ripped him apart limb by limb and Kevin
knew it. It was time she understood he was serious and didn't
want her involved in any of this. He just wanted her to sit
there and shut up. He didn't want her to interact with the pig.
He confirmed that Lenny was indeed watching them. Leaning forward
he wrapped his fingers around her neck and pressed. He placed
his lips by her ear. Kevin's hot breathe bathed her ear. His
fingers closed over her and she sat up straighter in the chair.
He watched Lenny watch him. "I didn't give you permission
to open your mouth. The next time you do, we'll take care of
the transgression when we get home. Am I clear?"
He released her and sat back. Bron nodded her head up and down
"I can't hear your head nod. I asked you a verbal question
I want a verbal answer." Kevin commanded an answer. Kevin
knew he was going to get his ass kicked as soon as the front
door closed when they got home. He hoped to God she answered
the way he wanted her too. This was nothing more than acting
on his part, at least he thought so, sort of.
"Yes Sir," Bron sneered back at him
Kevin leaned forward. He heard the door open. He stopped and
looked back over his shoulder. Muriel had let herself out of
the courtroom. Kevin's chair slid up towards his wife to get
a better view of Lenny. Lenny had noticed that she had left
as well. Kevin hoped by Muriel leaving things would move along.
Kevin's arm shot out and latched onto Bron's neck once again.
He yanked and her head snapped back. His fingers laced in her
hair at the nape of her neck and he tugged her head backward.
Her head now rested on the back of the chair. His other hand
was under her chin holding her in place. He stared into her
eyes and if he had any doubts about what she was thinking they
were erased. She had the same look on her face she had the other
day when they drove home from the bar after finding out she
was pregnant. He'd be explaining his actions to her later and
for a long time to come.
Kevin smiled as she stared up at him. Kevin watched her swallow
hard. The movement of her throat was fascinating all of sudden.
Mc was shaking his head from side to side watching her from
his peripheral vision. "You'll never learn. You just push
and push and push."
Kevin leaned down and glared at her. He knew all she could
see was his chin and goatee. "Are you giving me attitude
woman? You know I don't like attitude. Maybe we need to have
one of our little talks when we get home."
Kevin was watching Lenny out of the corner of his eye. This
guy definitely got off on power. Kevin let go of her neck and
gave her a slight shove as he did it.
Bron began to turn her head to look at Lenny.
"Ah-ah-ah-ah," came from Kevin who stood up behind
her. His arms were crossed. HE gave Lenny a wink. "I'm
telling you don't even look at him. You so much as bat a fucking
eyelash at him and you'll pay for it in skin when we get back
home. I think you know that's not a threat, it's a promise."
Kevin waited for Bron to respond. She did so by dropping her
chin to her chest. "You don't know how to handle women
Lenny. You weren't doing something right. Bron is a little different.
Otherwise she wouldn't have cut you down. Bron can be a real
bitch. You have to know how to bring this one inline."
Lenny twisted the chair to face them. Lenny was staring at
her. Bron eye's locked onto the wall in the front of the room.
Lenny kept staring at her. Bile rose in Kevin's throat and it
Kevin said nothing as he studied her. She inhaled and closed
her eyes. She smiled as she kept her eyes closed. Kevin knew
she was ignoring them, blocking them out. She had been fine
until Lenny had turned to stare at her.
Lenny glared at Mc. Then he turned his eyes to Kevin. Lenny
then pointed to Bron.
Kevin was staring at the back of her head. It was a given that
Lenny had figured out what Bron was doing. She was shutting
down. He couldn't let that happen yet. The little hairs on the
back of her neck were standing up when Lenny shifted his seat.
She wasn't totally closed off to them. "Come back to me.
I didn't tell you that you could leave me and wander off in
your head. You stay with me girl. Damn I'm going to have to
go back to basic training with you when this is over with."
The words made Bron's eyes snap open. A gush of air rushed
from her lungs and it came out as a loud "Arr."
Kevin locked on to Lenny's expression the dude was getting
off on this. Kevin placed a hand on Bron's shoulder which caused
her to move away from him or at least try until he curled his
fingers into her collarbone forcing her to still her movements.
"You must have really screwed up. It's so much easier when
they know their place. Where's your place Witch? Under me, right?"
Bron let out a whimper since Kevin was seriously clamping down
on her shoulder even though he was trying not to hurt her.
Lenny's head went up in down in the form of a nod. "She
can learn her place. She begged me to stop. I slammed her against
the wall a couple of times. She bit me. She kicked me. She scratched
me all the way into her bathroom. Your wife is hell cat. She
wouldn't scream though. She didn't dare scream."
Kevin sat up and cocked a crooked smile at Lenny. "Think
Lenny snorted. "The little chica was there. I didn't really
have a choice, she wasn't taking me seriously. I told her I
would do the same to the little one if she didn't calm the fuck
down. I'd make her watch and then send her to the same place
I sent her precious C.W. Then she cried and begged me to do
anything I wanted but to leave the little one alone." Lenny
leaned towards Kevin as far as his chains would allow him. "I
fucked your wife till she bled," Lenny laughed. "Trust
me she learned her place."
Bron choked and started to topple out of the chair towards
The courtroom doors banged open with a blast. "GOT IT!"
Bron leaned further out before Kevin could get to her. Lenny
lunged for Bron again and grabbed her arm. Mc punched him square
in the jaw and knocked completely out of his chair and to the
Kevin shot over to Bron. She started to shake and scream in
Kevin's face to not let Lenny touch her again and get him away
from her. Kevin held her in his arms and watched Mc stand up
over Lenny. The courtroom doors slammed closed as fast as they
had banged open.
"Don't you ever touch anything that fucking belongs to
me again!" Mc picked his foot up and kicked Lenny directly
in the ribs. His leg pulled back and Mc kicked him in the face.
Then the punches started. He kept punching and kicking the downed
man and nobody was stopping him. Tate and his men stood and
watched the beating take place. Mc was extracting his own revenge
and not one person was going to interfere.
Kevin's face squished up hearing the noise of cracking bones.
Webster finally jumped in to pull Mc off of Lenny followed by
the others. The man was wheezing saying Mc tried to kill him.
Kevin sat on the edge of the table rocking Bron in his arms.
He tried to cover her ears as best he could. These weren't sounds
she needed to hear or remember.
Her eyelids were jammed closed and tears fell from her face
like a river. Her head frantically shook from side to side right
along with her body. He knew the words that Lenny had spoken
had brought it on.
The voices in the room carried and were loud as Lenny was removed
from the courtroom via the Judge's entrance actually crying
in pain. But not nearly enough as far as Kevin was concerned.
His hands stroked her hair. "Ssshh, it's over darlin'.
It's all over. Muriel's stuff will take care of the rest of
this for you. Never again will that man harm us as long as I
walk this earth."
"Kay- Kay-" Bron hiccupped and tried to stop the
tears and speak at the same time.
Kevin pulled her closer if that was even possible. "Ssssh,
Sssh, Witch." Kevin whispered as the two of them waited
in the courtroom. "I know you did what you had to do to
protect our little girl."
Kevin swallowed back his own tears as Muriel approached them.
She stood back and waited for him to acknowledge her. The woman
held a box of tissues and thrust it towards Bron.
"You did the right thing Bron. Don't be ashamed. Anyone
would protect their own. Trust me when he gets to prison and
they find out that he threatened to rape a child. He'll get
what's coming to him, they don't stand for that."
The noise of a gunshot reverberated off the wood and marble.
Kevin turned his body still holding Bron in his arms and stared
at the doorway that Lenny had just been dragged out of in utter
shock from the sound. He knew he should move, he wanted to move,
he just couldn't move, he was frozen in his spot.
Muriel ran to the door only to be knocked back by Mc as he
came back through it. Jamming his gun in its holster Mc sped
up to cover the distance to them. Kevin backed up pulling Bron
with him since he didn't recognize the expression Mc was wearing.
"Let's go, we're getting the hell out of here now."
Mc shoved Kevin off the table and led them to the hallway.
"Funny thing, Lenny went crazy and tried to shoot someone.
He was shot in the leg, really close to some important parts.
They're loading him in the ambulance outside. The press is pretty
busy boys and girls, it's time to go."
Kevin gaped at the man. "Is he alive?"
Mc let out a funny laugh, it was maniacal. "For now. Don't
worry I didn't kill him. But he learned never to touch what's
mine again. He'll never threaten our girls again Kevin, or anyone
Kevin's couldn't wrap his brain around the remark but he really
didn't think he wanted to. He registered the word 'our' and
knew that Lenny was very lucky to be alive at the moment. Bron
was like a rag doll as Mc swept them down the steps and to the
waiting cars. Not one reporter or photographer greeted them.
The car took off so fast. Kevin turned back to look to see Muriel
standing with Tate. He hoped the hell this was finally over.
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