Just when Nichy thought that it could not get any worse, they found her.
Renee, Tyler and Gavin walked into the bar. Gavin sat next to her, Renee walked over to Theodora and gave her a kiss that put the Hollywood movie ones to shame.
“Why are you here darling?” Renee said sitting on her other side. “It almost feels like you were trying to avoid us and that could not be true. Because you love us don’t you?”
Nichy turned to look at Renee, uncertain what to say because it did look like she was snubbing them.
“Nichy doesn’t love me anymore,” Gavin answered before she said anything at all.
Nichy was surprised because he saved her from an awkward moment with Renee, but that he finally admitted that something was wrong instead of acting like everything was okay between them.
“I love all of you,” Nichy said to Renee, and Tyler looked over at her having stopped talking to Theodora. “I just–”
“She wanted to see me,” Theodora smiled. “She found out I worked here, and she came to see me. Is that okay with you guys?”
Renee looked between Nichy and Theodora. and she wondered if Renee thought that there was something going on between them.
Nichy turned to face Gavin.
He stared at her for a long time.
“I’ll tell you why I had the gun…”
“Now you want to tell me after all of…”
“Nichy, there was a murder at my building, and a series of robberies. I got the gun to feel safer and I wanted you to spend the night with me…I didn’t want you to be scared if I told you, and you still left…”
Nichy pursed her lips, and looked at him.
“Are you safe there?” she questioned, looking at him and caressing his cheek. “You should have told me, you should have stayed with me.”
He put his hand over hers.
“I am not scared,” he said, looking in her eyes.
“But I am scared for you. Who was murdered?”
“A woman who lived a few floors above me. I knew her, I used to talk to her on the elevator…it was really terrifying. I got the gun to feel safer.”
“You could stay with me,” Nichy continued, her hand on his thigh. “You would be safe with me.”
Nichy looked down, she did not know what was going on with her and Graham. But she was pretty sure that he was not going to create another scene.
“No, I am not going to be afraid to stay in my own apartment.”
“You should not be, but…”
“Would you come home with me since I told you? I wanted you to spend the night Nichy. I can barely think straight because I want you…”
Nichy did not think much after he said that. They made their way out of the bar, Renee gave her a lingering look as she kissed her goodbye.
It was like dejá vü leaving them at the bar, and getting into a cab with Gavin. But this time they kissed all the way to his apartment and when she felt for the gun under Gavin’s jacket, he did not push her hand away. Nichy caressed the gun as if it were part of his body.
They were drunk with lust by the time they were at his apartment door. He kissed her up against the door, while he pushed the key in. He kissed her mouth and along her throat. His hand on her breast made her shy, knowing how hard her heart was beating. He held his hand to her heart for a long time, before he opened the door still holding her.
“I missed you Nichy,” he kissed the nape of her neck, and nuzzled his nose against it.
“I missed you too, I wanted you to tell me there was a simple reason for the gun…” she said, as Gavin sucked on her neck.
Nichy rolled her head back against the door to his apartment which they were still not in yet with her eyes closed, when she heard a gunshot and smelled blood…
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murder in the house by bohemian painter jakub schikaneder via wikipedia