The Dysfunctional Mob – Part 21

“Well most people have kids because they are like Kenzie and can’t remember when to take their birth control pills.”

“Yep, I am banning you from hanging out with Aislinn Cain for a while.” Zeke told me.

“Why?”  I asked. 

“She makes you even more pessimistic than you normal.”

“I don’t think that’s Ace’s influence,” I told him.  “I think it’s because the mob sent serial killers to my house and now, I’m here meeting with them voluntarily, which seems insane.”

“Are you ready to go back to the hotel?”  Zeke asked me after he and Vasilli had worked with the three guys I had just hired without even knowing their names for what seemed like an eternity.  It was still dark out, but my body was telling me it was very late.  I nodded.  My behind was numb from sitting in that crappy office chair for so long.  My legs didn’t want to work as I stood up and followed Zeke out of the building.

Once we were in our hotel room, we found the comms unit that Apex had left for us.  Zeke ignored them and started stripping off his clothes and heading for the bed without so much as acknowledging that Apex had managed to sneak in and out of our hotel room.  I put the thought away, deciding I didn’t need to think about it.

“The other thing I think is bothering you is Vladik.  When the SCTU needed members, Aislinn came to you and asked permission to hire him,” Zeke said, lying in bed on his stomach, his head turned so he could look at me.  “In your head, I think it bothered you that they wanted your brother, not you.”

“I think it bothers me because they know me better than they know Vladik.  It isn’t actually a job I would want.”

“Which is why Ace didn’t come and ask if you wanted the job.  She already knew the answer and if Vladik found out they asked you, but you turned it down, and then they came and asked him, it wouldn’t look all that great to Vladik.  He would feel like he was their last choice of siblings.”

“I hadn’t considered that,” I told my husband.

“I know.  I imagine Lucas had a hand in it, but Aislinn does everything for a reason and I don’t think it was because she didn’t think you were capable.  If she didn’t think you were capable, she wouldn’t let her mom use our services.”

“I hadn’t considered that either.”  I admitted.

“Plus, she knows you have enough enemies, no need to make more of random serial killers.”

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This book is a work of fiction.  Any names, places, characters, and incidents are a product of the author’s imagination and are purely fictitious.  Any resemblances to any persons, living or dead, are completely coincidental.

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