Name Withheld Part 6
I woke up to the smell of pancakes and bacon being cooked inside
the kitchen that was just outside of Jason’s room. I couldn’t help but smile
slightly as I sat up from my spot on the bed and pulled the covers away from me
so that I could go out and see him. I grabbed one of his many discarded shirts
and pulled it over my head as I walked out of the bedroom and towards the sound
of delicious food cooking in the distance.
His back was to the kitchen entryway as he continued to cook to his heart’s content, so I just smiled as I crossed my arms over my chest and leaned against the door frame. Jason was nothing but perfect in my eyes, he was kind, gentle, and he never treats me as if I’m anything less than a human being. Even though he thinks I’m not his soulmate, he still treats me with respect and something that I probably shouldn’t consider love but I will anyway.
Pushing myself off the wooden doorway I slowly walked towards him and wrapped my arms around his waist, well I tried too at least, and placed a kiss on his exposed back. “Good morning hot stuff.” I hummed against his back with a smile on my face.
Jason chuckled as he placed down one of the kitchen utensils he had in his hand and turned in my grasp so that he could face me directly. “Sleep well sweet cheeks?” He asked as he rubbed his hands up and down my sides.
I hummed softly and nodded my head as I leaned it against his bare chest. “I did, thanks for asking.” I laughed as I pat him on the back gently. “Pancakes and bacon? What’s the occasion?” I asked with a smile on my face as I looked up at him.
Jason just chuckled and shrugged his shoulders as he removed my hands from around him and turned around to continue cooking our breakfast. “Just felt like cooking this morning is all. Can’t I cook for my favorite girl?” He asked.
I let out a laugh and shook my head as I moved over to the counter and hoisted myself up on it. “Aw! I’m your favorite girl? I feel so special!” I hummed as I poked at him with my big toe.
He rolled his eyes as he took the food off the stove and placed them on the two plates that he had set out for us. “Well you are the only girl in my life right now so I would hope that you think you’re my favorite.” He said as he took hold of my ankle and proceeded to let his hands ghost up from my ankle to my knee and up to the top of my thigh. “Your skin is always so soft…” He mumbled softly.
I let out a sigh of content as I leaned my head back against the cabinet that was directly behind me. “It’s called lotion hun. You really should try it some time.” I stated with a giggle.
Jason chuckled deeply as he looked at me directly in the eyes. “You have said that before, haven’t you?” He asked as he made himself level with my legs and gently brushed his lips against my skin. “But, I don’t think my skin would ever be as soft as yours. I have too many scars and callouses that lotion definitely won’t fix.” He mumbled as he placed a kiss on the side of my knee.
I bit my bottom lip slightly as I watched Jason with careful eyes. His fingers were like fire against my (S/C) skin and wherever he touched left a burning sensation in their wake. “Jason…” I breathed out his name as I reached down to brush my fingers through his hair.
He looked up at me through hooded eyes before chuckling and placing a kiss against the top of my thigh as he stood back up. “Come on, let’s eat before the food gets too cold.” He said as he placed his hands on my hips and proceeded to remain situated between my legs as he placed his forehead against mine with a soft smile on his face.
I looked at him with a soft expression as I reached up and gently placed my hands on his cheeks. “Food sounds nice.” I hummed as I rubbed my nose against his, earning a chuckle from him in response before getting a kiss from him.
Jason stepped back and gently pulled me from the counter top so that he could set me on my feet. He reached over and picked up the plates from the other side of the counter and handed the one he made for me to me.
We walked towards the couch, fell back into its soft cushions, and turned on the television so that we would have some form of noise going on. The two of us ate in a comfortable silence as we kept our eyes trained on the T.V., but I could feel Jason glancing over at me every few minutes.
“You know, if you take a picture it will last a lot longer.” I said with a smirk as I turned to look at him with an amused expression.
He let out a chuckle as he set his plate down on the coffee table that was directly in front of us and gently pulled me into his side. “I was just thinking about how amazing you look in nothing but my shirt.” He hummed as he rubbed his hand against my side.
I rolled my eyes as I leaned forward to place my plate down as well and leaned back against him once I was done. “Why thank you sugar. But there’s something else you were thinking about, wasn’t there?” I asked as I looked up at him with all knowing eyes.
He couldn’t stop the grin that spread across his face and let out a laugh as he shook his head. “I swear, you know almost everything, don’t you?” He asked as he took my wrist, that had his name on it, and gently ran his thumb over the band that I kept over it. “Why won’t you let me see it?” He asked in a soft tone.
I let out an annoyed sigh as I tried to pull my wrist away from him, but his grip only tightened. “I won’t let you see it because it’s practically gone. You know this.” I said as I ran my free hand through my hair.
“Then it shouldn’t be an issue to allow me to look at it. It’s not like it’s going to be my name or anything.” He said. He couldn’t be more wrong though.
I let out a frustrated sigh and shook my head as I yanked my arm away from his grasp. “If you want to know so bad then I’ll just tell you. My soulmate is dead. He died before I could even meet him and when your soulmate dies their name fades from your wrist and you’re left all alone in this cruel world until the day you die. Now will you stop asking to see it? I don’t want to go through the pain of remembering the day that his name disappeared.” I snapped as I stood from my spot on the couch and stormed towards his room to gather my things.
I grumbled to myself as I grabbed my jeans and began to pull them onto my legs, buttoning them when they were fully on, and went in search for my shirt and bra. How many times have I told him that I didn’t want to talk about the name on my wrist? Why couldn’t he just let it go and let bygones be bygones? Why did he have to push the subject to the point of making me mad? I let out a groan as I tied my hair back into a loose ponytail and walked to the area where my shoes were.
“I didn’t mean to pry.” I heard him say from the doorway.
I let out another sigh as I stood up straight and turned to look at him fully. “Then you should have thought about that before you asked for the millionth time. I already told you I didn’t want to talk about it or even think about it Jason. Why did you completely disregard what I said?” I asked as I crossed my arms over my chest.
Jason let out a sigh as he ran a hand through his hair, messing up the little white streak that I loved so much, and looked at me with soft eyes. “I’m sorry alright? I just thought that maybe if I knew your soulmates name I could help you find him so you’re not alone whenever I happen to find mine. You’re too amazing to be left alone for the rest of your life Sarah. You deserve so much better than this, than me, and whatever you will go through when I have to leave.” He stated as he put my hair behind my ear. “I know not everyone ends up with their soulmate in the end, but I have a feeling that I will and I don’t want you to be left behind and unloved.” He mumbled.
I stared at him for a few moments before letting out another sigh and wrapped my arms around his torso, hugging him tightly. “Jason… Don’t worry about me… Just knowing you and having the time that I have had with you existed is more than enough for me. I don’t need a soulmate to make my life better. I’ve had the time of my life with you so far and if the time ever comes that I need to leave you be and let you live your life then that’s fine by me.” I stated.
Jason let out a sigh as he wrapped his arms around my waist and pulled me even closer to him. “Don’t say that… You’ll find someone… I know it…” He whispered to me before pulling away to look at me.
I opened my mouth to say something but the dreaded ringtone that I had set for my father began to play and my face turned into a sour expression as I pulled away completely. I grabbed my phone and slid the little bar to answer the dreaded phone call. “You have impeccable timing. What do you want Dad?” I asked in a harsh tone.
“Now is that any way to greet your father Angel Face?” He asked in a sarcastic tone.
“Yes, it is. Especially since the last time I saw you it was nothing short of pleasant. Now, I’m not going to ask again after this. What do you want?” I hissed. I felt Jason walk up and wrap his arms around my waist and rested his chin on my shoulder. I quickly shooed him away and walked towards the bathroom, locking the door behind me so that he couldn’t follow me inside.
“I need you to come to the docks tomorrow night at eleven. I have another deal going down and your presence is required because I need Daddy’s little angel to work her magic on the boys.” He said and I could feel my stomach turn at the thought.
“How many times do I have to tell you that I want nothing to do with your business?” I snapped as I leaned back against the door.
“And how many fucking times do I have to tell you not to talk to me like that?! Do you forget that I know every little thing you do? Everywhere you go? I even know where you are now and who you’re with. Don’t think that I won’t tell my boys to hunt him down and dispose of him! Because as of right now he is doing nothing but distracting you from your daughterly duties! Now be at the docks by eleven tomorrow night or you can kiss your little play thing goodbye.” He yelled at me through the phone.
I let out a shaky sigh as the thought of my father doing something to Jason ran through my mind at the speed of light. “Alright… I’ll be there… Just, leave him out of this Dad. I’ll do anything you want just leave him alone.” I muttered into the phone.
“That’s my girl. I’ll see you tomorrow night. Eleven pm. Don’t be a minute late. Bye Angel Face.” And with that the line went dead.
I let the hand that was holding my phone to my ear drop down to my side as I leaned back against the door even more. This was just great, this was absolutely perfect. I shook my head as I turned and unlocked the bathroom door, only to open it up to a very concerned, and confused, Jason Todd.
“What the fuck was that all about?” He asked with furrowed eyebrows.
I frowned as I shoved my phone into my pocket and shook my head. “Nothing, Dad was just being an asshole again like usual. Don’t worry about it.” I said as I quickly pecked him on the lips. “But sadly, I have to get going and I won’t be able to see you tomorrow night either because I have to go visit Daddy dearest.” I grumbled as I moved away from him and picked up my purse and keys.
Jason let out a sigh as he followed me towards the front door of his apartment. “Alright, call me if you need anything alright?” He said as he wrapped his arm around my waist and pulled me in for a quick kiss. “Especially if you have another incident and if you do I’m going to take you to the hospital this time.” He mumbled against my lips.
I let out a light laugh and pushed away after I kissed him back. “Alright Mr. Worry Wort. I’ll see you later Jason.” I said and with that I exited his apartment and made my way to the elevator down the hallway.