Crash into Me (Ch.6)
The next weeks they would get up and go to work where Janna continued to work well with everyone. Juice kept up with Gemma’s paperwork and Janna would work on Juice’s bike. At the end of each day Janna and Juice would go home and where they would continue to fall harder and harder for one another each day.
Everyone began to notice the two growing closer and closer. “Hey man” Jax came into the shop. “So you and Janna?”
Juice chuckled at his friends utter lack of tact. “Yeah me and Janna.” He smiled.
“So things are going good?”
“I guess man. We haven’t really talked about it.”
“Bro it’s been what? Almost 2 months now?”
“Yeah.. don’t say nothin but my foots fine, been fine for 2 weeks. I just…”
“You don’t want her to go.” Jax finished for him. Juice nodded Jax wanted to help ‘Shit what would Chibs say?’ Their Scottish brother with all the answers was gone on a run to meet with the Irish and Jax was lost… or was he. “Hold up.” And he ran out of the office. Returning a few moments later with the only other man that had any advice worth listening to.
“What the shit boy?” Bobby grumbled.
“Tell him.” Jax said to a very thrown off Juice. “Go ahead.” He prompted.
Jax gave up and filled Bobby in on what was happening. Bobby siged and looked over at their youngest member. “You gotta tell her Juice. And I don’t just mean that you want her to stay. You gotta give it all to her. How you feel that you want her to stay. And not just that.”
“What do you mean?” He had a feeling he knew but he needed to hear it.
“The club boy. You’ve gotta give it to her straight. You can’t promise sunshine and rainbows but you can promise honesty. This life.. it’s all or it’s nothing.”
Juice shook his head knowing full well that Bobby was right. Hell, Bobby was always right.
Janna had just finished stripping Juice’s bike for paint when she felt a presence behind her. Turing around she saw a man with tattoos from the top of his head all the way to his knuckles. “May I help you?”
“You Janna?” At her nod he flipped the tooth pick in his mouth and stepped forward. “Happy” He introduced himself.
“Oh my God! Hi! Yes! Perfect timing I just finished stripping the bike. Did you need a picture? I found some at the house.” Janna rambled on in a flurry sending the Tacoma killers eyebrows to what would’ve been a hair line if he had hair.
Tig was leaned against his bike giggling like an idiot when Bobby and Jax stepped out of the office where they had left Juice with some serious thinking to do. “Do we even wanna know?” Bobby asked knowing a happy Tig usually mean something unpleasant was happening. Tig just kept laughing and pointed.
Following his finger Jax and Bobby saw that in this case at least, his laughter was brought on by just one person’s misfortune. That person was Happy. “Oh man this is too good.”
They watched on betting how long it would take for Happy’s resolve to break and him to snap at the adorable bubble that was a bouncing Janna chatting his head off.
After thirty minutes of still nothing the guys figured Happy was just tougher than he looked in the patience department and gave up all hope of Janna’s bubble being popped when they saw Happy nod and Janna squeal with delight giving him a peck on the cheek and skipping off in search of Juice.
“What the hell?” Tig looked to Bobby Jax and the prospect who had walked up.
“Maybe he likes her?” Half-Sack butted in.
“Shut up prospect. Don’t you have shit to clean up?” Tig grumbled.
That night Janna woke up to cold sheets. Sitting up she saw Juice’s crutches still by the bed. She decided to investigate and made her way down the hall where she heard humming. Peeking around the corner she saw Juice walking not limping but walking just fine around the kitchen humming along as he made himself a midnight snack. Slipping away she went quietly back to bed a small smile playing at her lips as she thought of only one reason he’d still be faking injuries.
The next morning Juice came hopping down the hall to the kitchen for breakfast. Janna rolled her eyes at his over exaggeration. “If you’re hungry there’s an omelette on the stove.” She smiled at him.
“Uuhh thanks.” He said using the crutches still Janna laughed watching him try to carry his plate and maintain his “limp”. “What’s so funny?”
“You.” She stated “try just walking.”
“I can’t” He shot back.
“Oh we’re still playing this game. I see.”
“What do you mean?”
“Hmm? Nothing babe.” Janna faked innocence.
Juice sighed dropping his chin to his chest and dropping the crutches and walking over to her. “Oh my God Babe!!! It’s a miracle you can walk!!!”
“Ok ok how long have you known?” He gave in.
“I suspected it for a while if mean the actual bruise has nearly faded and there is no way that you still need the crutches when you’ve been getting up on your own. But I went with it not completely sure. However you ruined it for yourself lastnight.” Juice raised his eyebrows smirking at her break down. “Last night I woke suddenly, and so so cold.” She said sadly for dramatic effect. “Reaching out for my lover slash personal space heater I quickly realized I was alone.” Janna faked wiping away a worried tear. Juice just chuckled. “Suddenly I heard a strange noise from the kitchen. Thinking the worst I bravely made my way down the hall. Expecting the blood of my Puerto Rican boy toy strewn all over the kitchen I braced myself to face a malicious intruder. Only instead I found my bronzed bone machine dancing around the kitchen humming, fixing himself a midnight snack.”
Juice was nearly in tears trying to keep from laughing at her outrageous names for him. “You know what the worst part is?”
“What’s that babe?” He couldn’t wait to hear this.
“You don’t even make me a snack while you were in here.” She faked hurt.
“Oh baby I am so sorry. Please tell me how I could ever make it up to you??” He played along.
“Well.. now that you mention it there is one thing but I don’t think you’d be up for it.”
“No babe tell me. Anything you want name it and I’ll make it happen.”
“Anything.” He promised. That was a mistake because a slow smirk started to spread over Janna’s face.
“Well I have always had a fantasy about being a rich lady with a hot pool boy named Miguel.”
“Looks like I’m gonna have to get us a pool the huh?” He smiled finishing his omelette.
Pulling into work without the crutches and Juice driving the truck. Everyone cheered their friend. “Well looks like you’re back on your feet.” Gemma smiled giving Juice a hug. Completely ignoring Janna in the process. “Does this mean you’re back to work too?”
“Yep I’m good to go.”
“Actually Ma we need Juice. You good to ride man?” Jax cut in.
“Yeah but I don’t have my bike fixed yet.”
“Actually…” Janna said with a smirk, and took off running to the garage.
“You didn’t?” Juice followed her into the garage over to the table. Pulling back the tarp Janna revealed Juice’s fully restored bike. “You did!! Holy shit babe this is amazing!”
As the guys helped get the bike down Gemma watched the group suspiciously. “This looks great. But I need Juice, we have a legitimate business we gotta keep up with here.”
“Ow bout Janna keep fillin in? She’s been doing great so far.” Chibs cut in.
“I really don’t mind Gemma. I’ve…”
“I don’t know.” Gemma cut her off “I haven’t been here and how do I know shes actually any good and not just some hot piece for you all to stare at?”
Janna clenched her fists and took a deep breath. “Ma she’s really is good it’ll be fine.” Jax assured her. “Juice you’re with Chibs. Ope, you’re with me.“ With that the guys made their way to their bikes. Spotting Tig Jax motioned him closer. “Hey do me a favor?”
“Sure man” Tig said wiping his mouth of the candy bar he’d been snacking on.
“Keep an eye on those two.” He indicated to Janna and Gemma.
“No problem.” He assured him.
A few hours and three cars later Janna was underneath an old Carola working the rusty oil plug loose when Gemma came in the garage. “Tiggy I need you to check the breaks on the Buick. I don’t think it was done right they’re still squealing.”
“No no Janna just did that one.” He complained having done this same thing to the Accord Janna had done earlier and finding nothing wrong.
“That’s why I want you to look at it she probably didn’t do it right.”
“FUCK!!” Tig and Gemma turned to see Janna rolling out from under the Carola, blood pouring from over her eye.
Gemma just looked to Tig with raised eyebrows as if to say ‘See? Incompetent’.
“Ya know? What is your problem?” Janna asked ignoring the blood dripping down from her eye to her neck and down her chest.
“My problem DARLIN” Gemma said sarcastically. “Is little tarts coming in on my boys and using them.”
“USING HIM?!?” Janna yelled
“Yeah USING him. You come in here from off the streets, spread your legs and now your living with him??”
“I didn’t ask to live with him. I caused the accident so I decided to be a decent human being and help him in any way I could.”
“Well he’s all better now?? You can go.” Gemma crossed her arms over her chest.
“That’s not your decision to make. That’s Juice’s and mine and so far he hasn’t asked me to leave…”
“Well that’s because he’s blinded by easy pussy” Gemma cut her off. “He can’t see you for what you really are..”
“Oh and I suppose you think you do?” Janna cut her back off “Let me guess you think I’m just some stupid whore using Juice for what money??” At Gemmas nod of ‘you said it not me’ Janna growled. “You know what you need to pull your tit out of his mouth and let him be the grown ass man that he is and make his own fucking decision.”
Gemma saw red and grabbed a wrench off the table taking a step towards Janna.
“WHOA WHOA WHOA” Tig grabbed Gemma around the waist pulling her back.
“Let her go!” Janna demanded picking up her own wrench. “I ain’t scared of shit. You wanna do this like some back ally street brawl?? Let’s go bitch!!”
“What the hell is this?” Jax came running up with Opie on his heels.
“Jesus” Opie said pulling the wrench out of Janna’s hand and looking at her eye.
“Shit!” Jax said seeing the blood “Ma you didnt..”
Gemma’s eyes went wide at the accusation and she thew her wrench down storming off to the office slamming the door in her wake.
Just then Juice and Chibs pulled up and Janna groaned. Walking in Juice immediately ran to Janna. “Jesus Christ baby what happend?”
“Gemma hit her in the head with a wrench.” Jax supplied.
“No no no” Tig stopped them “Gemma never hit her.”
“He’s right” Janna backed him up. “I did this on my own.” At their confused looks she explained. “Gemma came out while I was under the car and said somethings and … I don’t know.. I got frustrated and yanked on the socket wrench. It slipped.” She ended sheepishly.
“You hit your own face with a socket wrench?” Juice asked her a smirk playing on her lips.
“Keep up the jokes and we’ll see who’s laughing in the end..” She smirked back and leaned in “Miguel.”
The guys were instantly uncomfortable with their flirtatious attitude in the wake of screaming and blood.
“Come on love.” Chibs jumped in. “Let’s patch you up.”
Once Chibs had Janna patched up Juice insisted on driving Janna home on his bike. “But my truck?” She was nervous about riding the bike.
“We’ll get it tonight.” At her quizzical look he siged. “SAMCRO party tonight. You’re prolly gonna have to drive me home anyway.” He smiled holing up the helmet to her. Janna relented and took the helmet.
“Oh my God that wasn’t nearly as scary as I thought.” She giggled as the pulled up. Juice couldn’t help but join in the infectious smiling.
Watching her smiling in the sunshine shaking her hair out huge grin decorating her face. Juice once again found himself thinking she was the most beautiful thing he’d ever had the privilege of seeing.
“Come here.” He said pulling her in for a heated kiss. At Janna’s moan Juice squeezed her a bit tighter to himself, and let his hands roam.
At the clearing of a throat they jumped apart. “Sorry Mr and Mrs Martin.” Janna giggled as Juice pulled her away from the prying eyes of the elderly couple across the street.
Pulling her into the house Juice backed her up against the door. Feeling his lips trail down her neck and his large warm hands spread over her stomach under her shirt Janna was lost in the feel of him. Suddenly like a freight train rushing through her mind a mocking voice brought her back to reality. ‘He’s blinded by easy pussy’ Gemma’s voice mocked. Echoing through her memory.
Janna froze. “Babe you ok?” Juice asked sensing her tension.
“Hmm yeah.” She assured him giving a small peck of a kiss to the corner of his mouth. “Are you hungry?” She attempted distraction moving around him and into the kitchen. “We should probably eat and then get ready if we’re going tonight.”
Juice followed her curiously “What’s wrong Janna?”
“Nothing.” She sapped
“Bullshit” He called her out.
“What does it matter?” She huffed “I’m leaving anyway.”
“What?!” He was starting to get pissed. “Why the hell would you leave.”
“Look it’s been fun Juice but we knew this was temporary. I help you get better and then … ”
“And then what Janna? You just gonna leave? Seriously?” They stared at eachother unsure of what to say. “I want you to stay.”
“You don’t know what you want Juice.” She wanted to cry. “You’re just blinded by easy pussy.” Janna mumbled ashamed of what she felt was the truth.
“That’s not you…” he started but Janna cut him off.
“How would you know? Huh? We barely know each other it’s been what? A.. a… a month?”
“Two months.” He corrected. “It’s been two months of you and me 24 fucking 7. And you don’t live with and work with and spend every God damn second of every God damn day with someone and not get to know them enough to know when their words aren’t their own. If any thing you sound like Ge….” he stopped she sounded like Gemma. “What was it you and Gemma were fighting about.”
“Forget it Juice.” She brushed him off.
“I WILL NOT FORGET IT JANNA! WHAT THE FUCK?!?!”
Tears were slowly starting to fall down her cheeks. But he couldn’t stop the fear of her leaving him manifesting its self into anger. “I HAVE BEEN FAKING BEING MORE HURT THAN I AM FOR THE PAST 3 WEEKS BECAUSE I DIDN’T WANT YOU GONE! JESUS CHRIST JANNA I LOVE YOU!”
Janna froze looking into his eyes. ‘Shit!’ He mentally kicked himself. This was not how this was supposed to happen. He ran a frustrated hand down his face and stormed up to her. Grabbing her face he planted a hard kiss to her mouth. ‘Just one more for the road.’ He thought looking into those mesmerizing eyes trying to remember them as best he could before he never saw them again.
Janna looked into his deep dark eyes full of hurt as his jaw ticked wishing it had words to make her stay while his thumbs brushed away tears from her eyes. Then he was gone.
The next thing she realized was the sound of his bike leaving down the road.