Evangeline arrived back at her place. She slipped out of her work clothes and into a pair of jeans and tee-shirt, she pulled her hair back into a pony tail and made her way to the kitchen. She stood in front of the fridge trying to figure out what to make for dinner.

She walked over to the telephone and picked it up and called John to see if he wanted anything in particular for dinner.


“Hey, is everything okay?”

“Yeah, everything is fine. I just wanted to see if there was something in particular you wanted for dinner tonight. That is all.”

“Dinner, you are calling about dinner?”

“Don't get use to it McBain.” she said laughing.

“Okay, I won't. Dinner, I really don't care whatever you want is fine by me. I will be over in about an hour or so. I do know what I want for dessert though.” He said with a devilish grin that she couldn't see.

“And, what would that be?”


“I think I can handle that.”

“Yeah ?”

“Yeah. I am going to go figure out what to make for dinner, and like I said don't get use to this.”

“I won't, see you in an hour.”


“Hey, I love you.”

“I love you too, John.” They both hung up the phone with huge smiles on their faces. Evangeline went back into the kitchen and stood in front of the fridge and her cabinets trying to figure out what in the world to make for dinner. She knew John wouldn't care what she made even it was bad he would still eat it. That was one of things she loved about him. She found two steaks hidden in the back of the fridge that she forgot she had bought earlier in the week. She decided to make those garlic mashed potatoes, and a salad. She threw a bottle of wine in the freezer so that it would be chilled in time for dinner.

She waited a while to throw the steaks on the grill, so that they would be perfect by the time that John came over. The potatoes were boiling and the veggies were being cut. When the phone rang.


“Hello, is Evangeline Williamson there?”


“Yes, Ms. Williamson will you please hold for Jasper Jax?”

“Yes, of course.” Why was Jax calling me at home? I hope everything is okay.

“Evangeline, sorry about that. I am sorry I am calling you at home. But there have been some things on my mind and I need to clear them with you. I'm sorry are you busy?”

“Just making dinner for John and myself. What can I help you with Jax ?”

“Well, first off I want to say I really appreciate all the work you are doing for me with this whole merger thing, and since you are so great at it I was hoping that you would consider becoming my lawyer permanently.”

Evangeline was shocked by what she was hearing. “What do you mean permanently?”

“I mean, I would like to put you on retainer, and have you handle any of my legal matters that may arise in the near future. I am not just talking merging and acquisitions I am talking everything that I may need legal help with.”

“Jax are you in some kind of trouble?”

“No, Everything is fine here, just a little trouble at my new hotel but nothing I can't handle. I was just thinking that you are great at what you do and I would love for you to be on my team.”

“Jax, I would love to, but I can't leave Llanview for Port Charles.”

“I am not asking you to do that. You can still work there in Llanview, and work on other cases as well. But if I needed you for anything, you would lets say be at my disposal.” He said laughing.

“Your disposal huh?”

“Yeah, it is not the right words, but I think you know where I am coming from.”

“Yeah, I do. Can I think about it and get back with you say, tomorrow afternoon?”

“Yeah, that is fine, just call my office and if I am not there they will track me down for you. “

“Okay, I will talk to you soon.”

“Evangeline thank you, and sorry if I took you away from John for too long.”

“It’s okay, have a nice evening Jax.”

“You too.”

Evangeline went back into the kitchen and grabbed the steaks that were sitting in the fridge marinating and threw them on the hot grill. She felt two arms come from seemingly nowhere and wrap themselves around her waist. Then she felt hot breath flow over her neck and the whiskers of a beard lightly scratch her neck.

“So what is for dinner?”

“Steak, mashed potatoes, salad, and wine. Ohh that reminds me can you go take the wine out of the freezer?”

“What no hello kiss and you are already putting me to work.”

She turned her head gave him a quick kiss on the lips, “Now will you go get the wine out of the freezer?”

“You call that a hello kiss?” John asked, then proceeded to spin Evangeline around and dip her down and plant a deep mind blowing kiss on her lips. Her hands went into his hair and she pulled him deeper into the kiss. He released her from the kiss, and saw her eyes were still closed, she was breathing heavily and her mouth was still open. He pulled her back to a standing position, “Now that is a hello kiss.” he said leaving her to go get the wine, she was still overcome by the kiss.

Evangeline stumbled backwards and found patio chair, a few feet behind her, any further and she would have fallen on the ground. She took a deep breath and touched her lips. She could still feel John’s lips on hers and his tongue exploring her mouth, one hand in her hair and the other holding her up.

“Is there anything else I can help you with?” John yelled to Evangeline from the kitchen.

“Umm, umm.” She couldn't even come up with the words to say.

“What did you say?” he asked stepping out onto the patio. He saw her sitting in the chair, in some kind of daze. “Hey is everything okay?” he asked walking towards her and stroking her hair.

Evangeline looked back up and John and smiled at him, “Everything is great. Did you take the wine out?” she asked standing up from the chair.

“Are you sure everything is okay, when I came back out here you were some where else. Care to share where you were?” he asked.

“It was nothing, I was just thinking about you that is all.”

“I like to here that, hand me the fork so I can turn the steaks over.” she handed him the fork and he went and turned the steaks, looking back at her smiling, she walked over to him kissed him on the cheek and went back into the kitchen. Evangeline finished putting the salad together and mashed up the potatoes.

“Hey, Evangeline can you bring me something to put these steaks on, I think they are almost done.”

“Sure, I will be right there.” She found a plate and brought it out to John.

When she turned to go back into the house, he grabbed her arm, “Are you sure everything is okay, you seem awfully quite. Did something happen before I got here, or was it something I said?”

Evangeline put her hand on his smiled back at him, “John trust me everything is great, it has never been better. I have you in my life how could it get any better?”

“Okay, well you know you can tell me if something was bothering you right?”

“Of course I know. Everything is great.” She patted his hand and he released her from his grip and she went back into the kitchen.

John came in a few minutes later and set the steaks on the counter top. He un corked the wine and poured them each a glass. He handed her a glass while he fixed their plates. She took a sip and smiled at him over the top of the glass. He took both plates to the table and she grabbed the wine glasses and the bottle of wine and sat it on the table. He placed her plate in front of her and then took his seat across from her.

“So, umm before you came over I got an interesting phone call while I was cooking dinner.”

“Interesting phone call? From whom? By the way this steak is amazing.”

“Jax.” She said putting her fork down and looking up at John.