“And… Besides the fact that the man has been engaged like three or four times and tried to marry the same women three times and that he has more money than God I think everything will be okay.”

“Really, so does that mean what I think it means?”

“Yes, it does, I think this job will be perfect for you. You get to work with Jax, stay in Llanview with me, and also work on some other cases. But I need you to be careful around him. He also likes to blackmail people into do things for them. You aren’t hiding any secrets from me are you?”

“John McBain, you know everything there is to know about me.”

“Yeah, Yeah but please just be careful okay.”

“Yeah you are right and I will. I am glad that it also frees me up to do some pro-bono work that I have wanted to do for a while now.”

“But just to let you know, I still do not trust this man especially around you.”

“What is that suppose to mean.”

“Jax is a man, and you are a woman a very beautiful woman it would only be natural if he tried something.”

“He can try all he wants but he is not getting anywhere with me. I happen to be deeply in love with a certain Chief of Detectives of the Llanview Police Department.”

“You are, are you?”

“That I am.” she said laughing into the phone.

“That is great news, because I happen to be deeply and madly in love with a certain high powered lawyer.”

She giggled at his statement. “I have to get going, I have to call Jax and let him know that I am accepting his offer. I will talk to you later.”

“Sounds like a plan, I love you.”

“Love you too, bye.” She said hanging up the phone.

* * * * * * * * * * *

“Is John McBain in?” Alex said to an officer in the outer office.

“Yeah he sure is. His office is right there.”

“Great thank you.” Alex walked over to John’s office and heard him on the phone. She waited until she heard him hang up the phone and lightly knocked on the door.

“Come in.” John said from behind his desk.

“I hope I am not bothering you.” She said slowly opening the door and sticking her head in.

“Of course not come on in.” he said waving her into his office. “How are things going?”

“Pretty good thanks. I took your advice and got out some last night.”

“Really, and where did you find yourself?”

“At a jazz club called, I can’t remember it was some astrological sign I know that much.” She said with a smile and taking a seat across from John.

“That would be Capricorn.”

“Yeah that is it Capricorn. Have you been there? They had some great music last night.” She said looking around his office and taking in her surroundings.

“Yeah, I guess you could say that.”

“What, what is it? Is there something wrong with the place?”

“The place no. The owner yes. Let me put it this way, keep your distance from RJ Gannon the owner of Capricorn, not the cleanest man in town.”

“Ohh, okay. So anything on my case?”

“Alex I am so sorry. I have been really busy working on another case I had to delegate your case to another officer. I hope that is okay, I meant to call and let you know that.”

“Ohh, okay. So who should I be speaking with now?” she asked kind of hurt.

“His name is Officer Byrd. He is a great Officer. I can give you his card and let him know that you are interested in finding your stuff. He is out on a call right now.”

“Thanks John. I really appreciate this and everything you have done for me.”

“Hey it is no problem really. Listen do you have plans for tonight?”

“Well I was on my way in to work, but I get off at 6 tonight then I had no clue what I was going to do. Probably just hang out in my room and try to find a place to live.”

“Well listen, I would love for you to meet my fiancé and a few of our friends. We always have a small dinner at her place every Wednesday night just to keep everyone still connected. It is her idea you know. We just have dinner, drink some, and talk about everything and anything. It is just a couple of friends nothing really big.”

Alex’s phone rang before she could answer John, “Alex Prince.” She said turning from John and walking towards the back of his office and out the door.

“Hey Hun, its Adian.”

“Hi, can you make it quick, I am with someone right now.”

“Sure I can. I found some stuff out for you about your dad.”

“Really? What? Wow! Really?”

“Yeah hun.”

“ I really want to know what you found out but, I am in the middle of something right now; can I call you back in about ten minuets?”

“Sure love. I’ll talk to you then.”

“Bye, Adian.”


“Sorry about that an old friend you know.” She said walking back over to John’s desk and taking a seat again.

“Ah, its cool. So about dinner tonight?” he asked looking up from his computer screen.

“Well I don’t know. I do not want to intrude.”

“Intrude no. Evangeline loves to throw these dinner parties. The only problem is I think it is my turn to cook dinner. So it won’t be as great as hers. I mean her dad loved to cook and taught her a few tricks. My dad on the other hand not so much so. I usually try something easy that I know will work.”

“What time does this get together usually take place?” she asked with a raised eyebrow. More interested in John than his friends or his so-called fiancé.

“Usually we start around 7:30 8 o’clock or so. Hey you are a chef, you know some things about cooking right?”

“Some would say.” She said with a laugh. “What are you thinking about?”