Jack walked into his apartment after discarding the woman he hired to take to the boutique. He had always known that his good looks were useful for some things, today had just proved him right, once again. If what he saw in Lara's eyes was anything of a sign, he surely would remain in her mind, and he needed that! He smiled bitterly to himself. He closed the door behind him and shrugged out of the suit jacket he wore.
"I honestly don't want to know what is responsible for that smug smile you have on"
Jack didn't have to turn his head to know the Speaker, but he did anyways, staring at his only friend - Felix. To many people, they weren't really friends, because Jack was just too closed up and scary to have any friend, but then, Felix was the only person that Jack hadn't been able to drive away. Jack had always made it abundantly clear that he didn't need anyone, much less a friend, in his life, but try as he may, Felix just wouldn't go away. It had become worse when Felix became homeless and moved in with him. It was not like Jack had a choice! He preferred his solitude, but no matter how cold he was, he couldn't turn away a homeless person. Life had taught him what it means to be homeless and he couldn't bare to see anyone experience it.
Now, looking at Felix, he had a deep frown on his face as he scowled at Jack. Jack ignored him and dropped his jacket, taking his time to spread it on the backrest of the couch.
"Even if you wanted to know, I wouldn't tell you" He finally responded.
Felix shook his head. - "What on earth do you think you are doing?", Alarm was clear in his eyes as he glared at Jack. "You are playing with fire Jack"
"And that is a dangerous thing to you?" Jack shook his head with a cynical smile. - "You are such a sissy; you need to grow up Felix"
Felix left the lying position he was in and sat up straight. - "I saw the picture of the Governor's daughter on your camera"
Within the twinkling of an eye, the amusement on Jack's face vanished, leaving behind a cold dangerously threatening look. The air in the room seemed to freeze as Jack's eyes grew darker.
"You went through my things" - he muttered, daring Felix to confirm that.
Felix hissed, even though he was a bit distressed. - "Would you cut out the sarcasm? You can't succeed in scaring me because, even if you never admit it, you need me to keep you sane. Now, what on earth are you doing?"
His voice rose a notch as anticipation set in. Jack seemed to be growing angrier by the second, but he risked it all and forced his throat to continue while masking his fear. - "I have noticed you a few times collecting data on the Governor for a while now. What are you getting yourself entangled in Jack?"
Jack watched Felix silently with his eyes burning with suppressed anger. - "It would be wise for 'you' to check what you are getting yourself entangled in. I am the worst kind of enemy to have Felix, you are overstepping your bounds."
"I don't care what you do to me Jack, I will tell you the truth. You need to be very careful Jack, it is okay to be dark and mysterious, but these are high Government personnel we are talking about. Don't get yourself in trouble. You should be really careful"
Weirdly, the intense glare on Jack's face slowly faded, replaced by a small smile which was both unsettling and confusing. - "Actually, that advice is meant for someone else. They'll need it"
Felix's face showed his confusion but Jack didn't bother elaborating. He stood up and walked slowly towards the bedroom but turned back to Felix before entering. - "Don't get yourself in the crossfire Felix, you would only get hurt"
Lara pulled the dress she wore over her head and sighed. Sighing seemed to be the only thing she did successfully these days. Everyone just had a way of working on her nerves until she was a jumbled mass of frustration. Just when Lara had been happy that her friends had stopped talking about Derin, everything had crumbled. And all because of what? A handsome nameless man.
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Posted 5:49pm, Mon 26th September, 2016 by Norman Glover