Author’s note: I haven’t written any parts of this since before fanfiction.net started having problems (I couldn’t open any files from the floppy I saved it on). Plus with school starting, things have been hectic. So, if things seem confusing or I wrote something you know is majorly wrong, email me and let me know. Thanks! Jen Drake firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nicollette woke to find herself in Dom’s arms. And that he was wearing no shirt. He was asleep, his arms resting comfortably around her. For a moment, Nicollette felt complete happiness. Until she remembered he’d have to wake up eventually. Then she’d be rejected. Carefully, so as not to wake him, Nicollette tried to move his arm, but found that no matter how hard she tried to, it wouldn’t move.
Slowly, Nicollette turned her head to see Dominic with his eyes wide open, a smile playing on his lips. Lips that had yet to kiss her.
“Good morning,” she said quietly.
“Good morning. What? You wanna get up?” Dom asked, looking at her.
“Well. . .”
“You either do or you don’t. don’t lie to me. I can tell when people lie to me. Most of the time,” he recalled that he hadn’t known Brian was a cop.
“Not really,” Nicollette whispered, not looking at him.
“It’s simple then, don’t get up. We’ll just stay here all day.”
“We can’t stay here all day.”
“Because we can’t. I mean what if-“
“What if what?”
“Look, we’re gonna get out of here. We’re going to get out of here soon. I promise.”
“Don’t make a promise you can’t keep,” Nicollette said, moving his arm. He didn’t stop her this time. Part of her wished he had. Nicollette went to the closet where clothes had been put for her. Her bathing suit included. She grabbed some and retreated to the bathroom.
Dominic lay in bed a few moments before he finally got up and walked across the room to the balcony. He looked out over the yard and then concentrated on the tall wall that kept them in. there was a tree, a very large tree that would be easy to climb. One that had a huge branch that stretched out over the wall.
Ramon was stupid. You’d think he would’ve known that Dominic was going to try to get her out of there. Even if he had told him he wanted revenge against her. Ramon was stupid if he trusted Dom.
Today, when they left them to swim, Dominic would ask to talk to Douglass. Then, he’d tell him his plan was working, that she trusted him, and the security systems could be turned off, because she thought they were going to try to get out. But of course, he’d tell Ramon they weren’t- that it was a lie to help her to trust him. he only hoped Ramon believed him.
If he didn’t, Dominic didn’t know how he was going to get her out of there. That was what mattered. He’d promised Brian he’d get her out of there. More importantly, he promised her that he’d get her out of there. Plus, he knew if he didn’t, his life would never bee the same. He felt more strongly about Nicollette than he had ever felt about anyone. Even Letty. It was then that realized how he felt about her. He was falling in love with her. He never thought he could love anyone more than he’d loved Letty. But somehow, his past with Letty was just that- the past. There were good memories, but that’s what they were. Memories. Whatever he felt for Nicollette, and he was sure it was love, was now. It wasn’t the past, but the present.
Nicollette was still in the bathroom, when one of Ramon’s henchmen brought their breakfast of cereal, toast and fried eggs.
“Nicollette, breakfast is here,” Dominic called.
Nicollette sat on the toilet seat, looking at the ground. Nicollette was falling for Dominic. She knew it. She was doing fine until he called trough the door that breakfast had been delivered.
“Coming!” she called. She brushed her hair, pulling it back into a ponytail. She pulled her swimsuit on and pulled over it a pair of shorts and a white button up shirt. She washed her face and made sure she was presentable before exiting the bathroom. Dominic was pulling on a pair of socks. He looked up, grinned and went back to his socks.
“They said we could go swimming in an hour.”
“then what are you putting the socks on?”
“Well, I’m gonna have a talk with Douglass first.”
“Hey,” he walked over to her. “everything will be fine. He trusts me. We’ll get out of here, I promise.”
“Like I said before. Don’t make promises you can’t keep.” Nicollette forced herself to turn away from Dominic, and go to the table. She poured herself a small bowl of shredded wheat, and put some butter on her toast. She took a bite of her fried egg, and poured herself a glass of orange juice. Her toast was getting cold, so she ate that while Dominic watched her from across the room.
Dominic slowly got up and made his way to the table. He passed on the toast, but ate his fried egg and his cereal. They didn’t speak, neither knowing what to say. Finally, a knock at the door came.
They were both ready.
“I wanna talk to Douglass,” Dominic said pointedly. The man nodded and once Nicollette was at the pool, the security systems on, Dom was escorted to Ramon’s office.
“How is the plan working?”
“Fine. Actually, great. Turn of the security systems. She wants to go swimming in the moonlight. Says it’s highly romantic. My powers of persuasion have improved more than we both thought. She trusts me completely. Won’t try to leave.”
“Fine. Just remember. She escapes, it’s your grave they’ll be digging.”
“Understood. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a girl who’s waiting for me,” he remarked and was escorted to the pool.
He’d die for her. He knew he would. If that’s what it took to get her out of there, he’d do it. He’d willingly give his life for the woman he was starting to love deeply.