“It doesn’t sound it to me, to be honest,” Richard said. “It’s quite common for two men to share a woman.”
“Maybe in porn—”
Richard shook his head. “It’s not just in porn. Jay wants you. I want you, and we both came up with an agreement to suit us.”
“So romantic. Get the girl by pushing her into a tight little schedule.” She was going to fall apart if she wasn’t careful.
“It’s not like that.”
“I’m sorry, but I just don’t see the romance of two guys setting out their week to have a woman in their life.”
“In our bed. We’re going to want alone time as much as time with you.”
Richard was like a completely different being from what she was used to. He never shared, and he never did anything like this as far as she knew.
“Have you shared many women?”
“I’ve shared some, never on a permanent basis. You’re also going to meet Anna. She told me you both spoke on the phone before.”
“Yes, we have.” She liked Anna. They had only ever spoken, but she seemed nice.
“You’ll like Anna. She’s a strong woman, and she’s pregnant right now. There’s a few complications, so don’t try to upset her.”
“I wouldn’t dream of trying to upset her.”
Temperance let out a breath, and she folded her arms, trying to rub the wet patch on her shirt. The last thing she wanted to do was enter a clubhouse with a clear nipple sucking mark.
You almost caved.
You wanted it.
She looked in the mirror and saw Jay staring at her. He gave her a reassuring smile, and she returned it with one of her own.
Letting out a breath, she ran fingers through her hair, which she’d left down. That morning, she’d woken up, gotten dressed, and gone straight to work without even trying to take care of her appearance. She figured Jay had left so they didn’t have that awkward after morning crap from the revelation of the night before.
He loved her, and Richard wanted her.
She had gone from no men wanting her to suddenly two wanting her.
It seemed almost too surreal to her to even think about it.
Staring out of the window, she watched the people they were driving by, wondering if they ever suffered, or were confused by what was going on.
“Tempe,” Jay said.
She looked at him, waiting. “Do you have any feelings for me?”
“You know I do, Jay.”
Richard cupped her knee, rubbing her flesh.
She found comfort in that touch, and she also found it in the way Jay squeezed her shoulder. Maybe they were right, and she needed to give them both a chance. This a chance.
Richard turned off on a busy road and went down a large parking lot. She was surprised by the security, but when she saw the other expensive cars, she knew they had come to what the rich considered a clubhouse.
Her boss certainly lived a strange life.
“This is not what I imagined at all,” Jay said.
They all got out of the car.
Jay whistled at the cars. “Damn, are these all classics?”
“Yep,” Richard said. “This is what we love to spend our money on. That and other things of course.”
They made their way to the elevator, and he typed in a code.
“This is much better than the movies or television.”
“You can’t compare the two,” she said. “Richard is a billionaire, so everything has to be luxury, while the ones on television break the law. It’s small time stuff, or whatever.”
“I tell you, we can compete against some of the MCs out there. We just do everything a bit differently.”
“Do you break the law?” Jay asked.
“Can I join?”
“Do you have a billion dollar company I don’t know about?” Richard asked.
“Wait, that you know about?” Jay asked.
“You ran a check on him, didn’t you?” she asked.
“I run checks on everyone. You know that.”
Richard stepped off the elevator first, and he held her hand.
They made their way into the main clubhouse, and came to a stop at the screaming they were greeted with.
Temperance paused, recognizing the fear and panic attack. She used to get them growing up, and her brother talking to her used to pull her out of them.
Taking in the room, she saw several large men were surrounding a woman who was gripping her head, screaming as she stared at them. Another man was kneeling beside her, trying to soothe her.
It was chaos everywhere.
Without even thinking, she grabbed the men and started tugging them away. “Leave her alone, move out of the way.”
“Temperance?” Richard said, trying to stop her.