“Don’t tell me you’re jealous.”
Evangeline eyed John across the room, her eyes dancing
as she watched him. John sighed heavily, his eyes
shifting from her dark eyes, to her lips and back to
her eyes again. He could feel it, the same feeling
that threatened to take him over every time he was
with her, but right now all that was clouded by the
darkness of his anger.
“That’s not the point. I asked you to stay away from
RJ for a reason.”
He held her gaze, somehow willing her to see all the
dark thoughts that threatened to drive him insane.
Thoughts of her and him, thoughts of her and RJ,
thoughts of the Santi’s, Caitlin and finally of
Evangeline’s lifeless body lying alone, lifeless in
the dark somewhere.
“John, I promise I’ll be careful, but you know I have
to do this, it’s our only chance of figuring out
what’s going on?”
They both looked up in time to see Antonio Vega
walked into John’s office.
“RJ trusts you, it could help us figure out his
connection to the Santi’s and El Tiburon, and finally
put an end to all this mess…”
Antonio had recounted the plan a million times. He
hated putting Evangeline in the middle of this but
right now he was desperate. They knew they needed
someone close enough to RJ, who could get them the
information they needed. She had volunteered, wanting
to assist the investigation as much as possible. But
John knew her better than that, he knew out of the
goodness of her heart she wanted to prove them wrong.
That RJ wasn’t a criminal, that he couldn’t possibly
be connected to the Santi’s and most of all prove to
herself that she could never have loved a murderer.
The plan had been to make RJ believe that she had
somehow seen the error of her ways, and in the
meantime gather up whatever she could on the Santi
organization .It had been two weeks and so far
nothing, tonight would be her final attempt, if
nothing panned out she would call it quits, that was
“Don’t do anything you don’t feel comfortable with,”
Antonio placed a hand on her shoulder. Evangeline
managed a weak smile.
She sounded confident but John knew her better, she
was afraid, and he was afraid for her. Even after hey
had been over everything, the police escort, the
guards, they had outlined her line of questioning,
what she was suppose to be looking for. John would
have felt better knowing she had a wire on her, but
Evangeline had declined, all she was getting was
information, nothing more, it would be way too risky
to wire her, just in case…
As Antonio and Evangeline talked all John could think
of was her, he drowned out their voices, as his eyes
held hers, making a last minute plea to drop this
She turned away and flashed he other two men a killer
“I better go, RJ’s expecting me.”
Tonight Augustico Santi was hosting a charity gala at
the Palace; everyone was invited to this black tie
affair. At least John could keep an eye on her this
way, even if she was going with another man.
The room was silent as she closed the door behind her.
John’s eyes followed her as she left the room.
“I have a bad feeling about this.” he finally voiced
to his friend.
“We’ll be right there with her.”
Antonio would be damned if he let the Santi’s hurt any
of the people her cared about.
“I won’t let anything happen.”
John wished he could believe him. But men like Gannon
never changed, it made his skin crawl at the thought
of him being anywhere near Evangeline.
“Evangeline’s strong, and smart, she wouldn’t give up
He patted his friend on the back, hoping to ease some
of the tension. Antonio was right, Evangeline never
did give up, and right now that was what scared him