Precious Angel (Alpha Province #4)(10)

By: Becca Van


One of her husbands? How many did she have? Where the hell am I? What have I stumbled into?

She gave the big man a tremulous smile, but quickly turned back to Emmy when she spun around with her back toward Kenzie.

“I think y’all should leave for a while.”

Although Emmy wasn’t facing her, it wasn’t hard for her to figure out the other woman had crossed her arms over her chest. “Kenzie needs to rest. Why don’t you go and get something to eat and send Pixie and Dusty over?”

“Dusty’s already on her way,” Dr. Higgins said as he entered the room. “I have no doubt that she’s bringing the other ma…women with her.”

Kenzie ignored the byplay between the people and stared at the huge doctor, practically willing him to turn toward her. He must have felt her gaze on him because when he glanced her way, he quirked an eyebrow in query.

“When can I leave?”

The doctor looked at the three scarred brothers before meeting her gaze again. The urge to look at them again was strong, but she quashed the craving and tried to keep her face in an expressionless mask. All three of those men were potently handsome with their dark, brooding looks. Add in their delectable wild, musky scents and she was fighting her body’s desirous responses as well as the yearning to get closer to them. That had never happened to her before and she wasn’t sure what to make of it.

“Not for at least a couple of weeks,” the doctor answered. “If you move around too much or do anything too strenuous, you could end up breaking those ribs all the way through. If that happens you’ll be in danger of puncturing a lung, and you could die.”

Kenzie closed her eyes and sighed with weariness. She didn’t want to hang around in Ambrose. It was way too close to Bismarck, her fake father, and the bastard he’d sold her to.

She gasped with terror when she remembered the car she’d stolen. “Where’s the car?”

“Calm down, Kenzie. You have no need to be scared.” Emmy clasped her hand in hers and squeezed it. “All the guys in this town served in the military and would die to protect someone weaker than them, or in trouble.”

Kenzie tugged Emmy closer and whispered, “Can you hide the car for me, please?”

“Why? What’s wrong?” Emmy whispered back.

“I stole it.”

Emmy gaped at her with wide eyes, but the shocked look was quickly replaced with a frown of concern. “I bet you had a good reason for stealing. Who are you running from, Kenzie? Who hurt you?”

“I did, but if they find the car then they’ll find me. They’re not going to like that I’ve foiled their plans.” Kenzie released Emmy’s hand and tried to sit up, but using arms that way hurt her ribs and she groaned.

“Can I help you?” Emmy asked.

She nodded gratefully, and Emmy helped her into a half-seated, half-reclining position with a stack of pillows behind her shoulders. Kenzie was glad to see that all the men had left the room, including the doctor.

When she caught movement in her periphery, she tensed, expecting to see the men entering the room again, but she relaxed when two women came in. One she remembered meeting the previous night.

“Why is it so dark in here?” The other woman asked as she strolled over to the window and tugged the blind up. She turned and smiled at Kenzie. “Hi, Kenzie, I’m Dusty, and you’ve already met Pixie, haven’t you?”

“Yeah.”

“Are you feeling better at all, Kenzie?” Pixie asked.

“Some,” she answered and then looked at Emmy again. “I have to leave. I can’t let them find me.”

“Calm down, Kenzie.” Emmy pushed a chair closer to the bed and sat down. The other women did the same.

“We can help you,” Dusty said. “Just tell us what you want us to do and consider it done.”

“I don’t know you.” Kenzie swiped angrily at the tears on her face and then moaned with pain. She was so scared she’d forgotten about her injuries. How that was even possible she wasn’t sure. Her whole body hurt, but she’d let panic take hold.

“You’re right,” Pixie said. “You don’t know us.”

“Let’s remedy that, ladies,” Emmy said as she gazed questioningly at the two other women. “I’ll start.”

Kenzie frowned and watched Emmy as she drew in a deep breath. “I used to work in a top-notch hotel in Houston, Texas. I overhead one of the other employees planning to bomb the place and take out the politicians who were supposed to arrive for a convention. Long story short, I hid, called the cops, and thwarted their plans. The perps were imprisoned, but I wasn’t safe. The asshole pulling the strings was still at large, so I ran. I ended up here, met my mates, and fell in love. My men and the others in town rescued me and saved my life. I’ve never been happier, and I wouldn’t change a thing.”

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