arrett sat at the bar and threw back his fifth shot of Jack. The burn felt incredible but did little to numb his pain.
He felt a hand on his shoulder and looked up to see an attractive blonde smiling at him. “You look like you could use some company.” She ran her hand along his back and cocked her head to the side. “You want to get out of here?” She was like a lot of the women that hit on him, bold and horny.
He glanced at her and turned away taking another shot. “I’m good.” Women like her were a dime a dozen and one of the reasons he was here. Not that some of the blame didn’t lie with him. He accepted his part in all of it, but he was tired of women like her. He tried hard not to be rude. He still thought a lady, even if the term could be used loosely, should be treated like a lady.
“Excuse me,” she laughed.
He looked at her again. “You’re a beautiful woman, but I’m not interested.”
She laughed again. “Oh, I get it. You’re not into women.”
He shook his head, “No, like I said, I’m just not interested.”
She sat down beside him and ran her hand over his jeans, starting at his knee, she flirted her way to his crotch. Typically, that would have elicited a response—but not tonight.
“Well, something must be wrong with you.”
He took his hand and placed it over hers and for a moment she smiled thinking he had come to his senses. He smiled politely and slid her hand away.
“April, what the fuck are you doing?”
Garrett didn’t have to look up to know what was about to go down. It wasn’t the first time he had dealt with this and most likely wouldn’t be the last. She spoke to the man behind her without looking away from Garrett. “Go fuck yourself, Devin.” Garrett could see this was going nowhere good—fast. What a surprise, he th...
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.... “So, what’s your story?”
“There’s not much of a story. I’m ex-Military, a former Marine.” He sighed, “The few and the proud.” Garrett shook his head. “Fuck, I could honestly use a good lay right now, but all of the women I’ve known are just that, a good lay, not much else.”
“Sniper. One shot, one kill. That in itself was a fucking feat. A piece of ass ended it all. Six Goddamn years and it took one night to throw it all away. If I had your money, I’d send a shit load of it to my dad, buy a fucking plane ticket or maybe my own damn plane, get the hell out of here and never look back.”
“Sounds like you don’t have much left to lose and here I thought I had it bad.”
“Not a fucking thing,” Garrett said and tossed his cigarette. “Thanks for the smoke.”
“Hey, wait a minute.”
Garrett turned to look at him. “Yeah.”
“How would you like to buy that plane?”
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