|Ties That Bond
Author: sweetpeachytrina PM
Summary: When Angela's relationship with Shawn takes a turn for the worse she finds comfort and something more in the most unexpected person.... Jack/AngelaRated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 33,381 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 02-08-10 - Published: 04-10-08 - Status: Complete - id: 4189419
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An: Just a warning their is adult language in this last chappie so mind your eyes my sweet darling readers ;)
Six months later....
It was late at night on a July evening when a black and yellow taxi pulled up to the gates outside the Penebrooke University. The night was warm and beautiful and the moon faded in between the scattered clouds causing a haunting bluish glow to hit the dirty taxi window in which a brooding man and woman was hidden behind. Somewhere in the distance laughter and rumbustious noise could be heard indicating that a wild drunken college party was taking place somewhere near by. The man smiled knowingly before pulling the latch on the door and letting him and his female companion out of the musty vehicle. As he and the woman gathered their things out of the trunk of the cab, the driver stepped out of the vehicle with a scowl etched in his unattractive aging face.
"That'll be sixty bucks, mister," he snarled impatiently watching as his passangers sat thier bags on the curve before softly shutting the trunk.
The man dug three crinkled twenty dollar bills out of his pocket and handed it to the driver who balked.
"What? No tip?" he growled.
The woman smiled coldly.
"Here's a tip. No one likes a dick," she said evenly.
"Bitch," the taxi driver mumbled before getting back into the cab and pealing away in an angry departure.
The man turned to the woman with a disapproving smile.
"You know, you could have been nicer to the guy. He wasn't that big of a jerk."
The girl smirked.
"He should have said please," she said with a careless shrug of her shoulders.
Shawn Hunter shook his head chuckling softly before slinging his duffel bag over his shoulder and facing the campus he had departed from six months ago. When he had left he had been confused, angry and heartbroken. Now that he was back, he was determined to make things right...his way.
"So this is the place you ran away from, love?" Serena asked intrigued as she looked around the campus wide eyed.
Shawn stared at Serena silently.
He had met her while he had been a miserable drunk passing through a small town on the east coast. She was an attractive nineteen year old girl who had ran away from home and he had met in a diner six moths ago. Her mysterious story had been that she had came from Florida and had something waiting for her in Philadelphia. After briefly conversating with her, and before they had wound up back in some dirty rank motel room where they had rough sex, it had become clear that the woman had been searching for something which was ironic considering the fact that Shawn had been running from something. If it hadn't been for the rebellious girl's stern attitude and reluctant friendship that fueled her force him to quit his self destructing antics, Shawn was certain that he would have continued being thrown in jail from all the many times he got into drunken bar fights or worse.... Wanting to repay the favor, Shawn had agreed to let her come back with him so she could found what it was that she had been searching for.
"Once I handle what I came back to take care of, I will help find what you are looking for," he promised with a reassuring smile.
The brunette shrugged.
"If you say so. I am worn to the bone and I'm starvin'. Are we going to crash at your place or what?" she asked moodily.
Shawn shook his head.
"Tonight we are going to crash with my best friend and his wife and in the morning we will go to my place," he explained.
"Still not ready to face your half brother?" she asked in a rare moment of compassion.
"Well it's late and I don't want to risk the chance of finding my ex in his arms. It's not an image that I'm looking forward to seeing," he said quietly.
At the mention of Jack's name a fleeting frown flashed across the woman's lips. Shawn was unaware that the woman's agenda for comming to Phili was far horrifying and darker then his own.
"Well if everything goes according to plan you won't have to concern yourself with that ever again," she said grinning sinisterly.
Shawn nodded in agreement.
"That's what I hope. Wait here," he instructed before giving her a quick kiss on the lips, and heading towards the dormitories.
As he walked across the quad, he made sure to keep his head low so that way no one could see and recognize him. There was only one person who knew that he had returned and he had made his chatty curly haired best friend keep it a secret. He didn't want anyone to know he was back until he had a chance to drop the bombshell on everyone at once. The reason he had come back was due to a stunning call he had received while out on the road. The call had completely left him shattered and all that he had been able to focus on afterwards had been one simple thing. Vengeance.
Once inside of the building he had occupied many times in the past, he stopped abruptly as was faced with a choice.
At one end of the hall was Emma's dorm room and at the other end was Angela's. One of the women were responsible for the call that had pushed him over the edge and drove him back here. As he made his way down the hall towards one of the rooms, he silently came to terms with his decision and placing on his best charming smile he started towards the room that held the woman that he planned to devoted his entire life to making utterly miserable....
End Note:Yes, I decided the best way to end this story was with a jaw dropping cliff hanger. Hope I didn't disappoint and who's to say that there isn't a sequel in the works.....*psychotic laughter* er...sorry.