Genre: Contemporary/MMA Romance
Publication Date: November 20, 2015
Nick stepped up behind Drew. “I hear you’re incapacitated,” he said, his voice wry.
“Screw you, Parker. You try having Garcia beat the shit out of you and see how incapacitated you are.”
“Next time don’t let him beat the shit out of you.”
Drew flipped him off, but Nina could tell he didn’t mean it by the fact that his hand only got halfway up in the air before it dropped back into his lap.
Nick chuckled. “You probably shouldn’t be out here doing whatever the hell you’re doing.”
Nick looked to Nina for explanation.
She sighed, not wanting to recount the whole damn thing again. “Some assholes robbed the place last night. They broke into Drew’s unit along with a bunch of others. I guess he thought he had to do all the clean up today.”
Nick shook his head, as he grabbed Drew’s arm and slung it over his shoulder, hauling him to a standing position.
“You’re a stubborn asshole,” he said.
“It’s my Mom’s stuff. I had to take care of it.”
“It’ll still be here tomorrow,” Nick said as he stuffed Drew into the passenger seat of his car.
“I don’t know. It’s not really safe. I don’t want to lose anything else.” Drew said.
Nina cringed. She approached Drew’s window while Nick went and locked up Drew’s Jeep.
“I’m so sorry, Drew,” she told him. “I’ll do everything I can to get your things back. Even if I have to look for the burglars myself.”
Drew snorted, “You do that, sweetheart.”
His head flopped back onto the headrest and he closed his eyes. She couldn’t tell if he’d passed out again or just dismissed her.
Nick handed her the Jeep keys and opened his driver’s door. “I’ll have him call you in a few days and we’ll make arrangements to pick up his car. Here are the keys in the meantime, in case you have to move it.”
“Thanks,” she said. “I’ll go ahead and unlock the gate for you. I’m glad you came to pick him up.”
“He’d do the same for me.”
As the gate shut after them, she watched Nick pull out onto the road and drive away.
“Don’t worry Drew, I’ll make it right.”