Chapter 3

After another exhausting week, Evangeline decided to stop and have a martini at Capricorn before heading home. However, the sight of John McBain gave her other ideas.

"Is it okay if I sit here?" Evangeline asked, as John was ordering a cold beer.

"It's a free country," he replied trying to remain unaffected by her presence.

"Can I help you?" The bartender asked.

"I'll have an apple martini," Evangeline requested taking a seat. "If I didn't know better, I'd say you've been avoiding me."

"You may find this hard to believe Evangeline, but the world doesn't revolve around you," he replied slightly annoyed.

"Aren't we in a pissy mood," she said sipping the cold drink.

"What do you really want? John asked. "And I want the truth this time. Not that excuse you gave in Bo's office."

"Okay," she said gazing into his baby blue eyes. "I want you!"

John took a long sip of his beer before responding. "So basically, you're looking for a fuck buddy, right?"

Evangeline was somewhat taken aback by John's crude remark. "I was hoping we could have something more meaningful," she said lightly caressing his arm.

"You're not capable of having anything more meaningful," he said with an intense stare.

"Okay, that's it," Evangeline said paying for the martini. "I thought we could pick up where we left off, but obviously I was wrong and that's cool. But I'll be damn if I'm going to stay here and let you insult me."

"What's wrong Evangeline," he said taunting her. "You can't take rejection?"

Evangeline slowly turned and sat nose to nose with John. "I have no problem accepting rejection, Johnny. But you knew the risks, when we got involved, so don't you dare sit there playing the poor victim," she said rising from the bar.

"I'm sorry," he said grabbing her arm.

"Let go of me!" Evangeline said with a cold stare. "I don't appreciate being manhandled."

John immediately released her arm. "Please don't go," he said in an apologetic tone. "I've really missed you. Please sit down, please."

The intensity behind the blue crystal orbs was replaced by true sincerity. Evangeline decided to give John another chance.

"Apology accepted," she said sitting down. "But don't even think about getting in my face like that again, or I'll have to give you a beat down," she said confidently.

"Alright, alright," John laughed.

After two more martinis and three beers, Evangeline and John had caught up on their lives since their split.

"I guess I should get home," she said feeling the buzz from the martinis.

"I don't think we should drive," he laughed. "Maybe we could share a cab?"

"Or you could just come back to my place," she said stroking his chin.

"Check please!" John told the bartender.

As they entered Evangeline's townhouse, time disappeared as they spent the rest of the night becoming reacquainted in lustful bliss.
"So she's back," the menacing voice said. "Well, Ms. Evangeline Williamson is going to be in for a very rude awakening."

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