|The Amulet of Aprodite
Author: Phillipfan24 PM
Rose is once again BACK for yet another adventure concerning another treasure. I think you'll enjoy. Chpt. 1 TRAILER. And Rose must make one big choice...T for some make out sessions, and maybe a cuss word or two. Read A/N. Sorry : maybe will continue one day but...I plan to take Rose in another direction right now.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Ben G. & Riley P. - Chapters: 15 - Words: 18,861 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 07-23-12 - Published: 01-02-12 - id: 7702337
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A/N: Dudes, seriously I'm begging you to review! PLEASE! I feel like pathetic! Ugh, disclaimer but I own Rose and the baby.
"Ben, no! Please." I begged. I did not want to stay in bed all day! I had work to do. "Rose you passed out from stress yesterday. I do not want you doing any sort of work. Riley'll be here with you okay and please don't try to seduce him to let you out of bed." He warned. I fought off a smile tugging at my lips; that was ironic. Seducing someone out of bed. Must be a first. "Ben, I really think I'll be okay if I get up and-"
"Rose I said no, I meant no and it's final." He ended our conversation. After he left Riley came into my room. "Hey," I batted my eyelashes at him. "Riley-" I started sweetly. He cut me off though. "Rose. Don't even dare think about trying, you're not leaving this bed." He said sternly. "Please Riley?" I begged. I formed tears and he shook his head, but I could tell he was fighting the urge to swallow me in his arms and carry me to the kitchen to cook a big breakfast for us though. Riley was definitely no rock, that's for sure. "Rose that won't work now. Not now. Just save that for when you need it." He hugged me and I backed out. "Not until I can get out of bed." I said snootily. He groaned. This'd be one long day.
I slept and slept for three hours until I knew I could no longer sleep. I read a long magazine in fifteen or twenty minutes. I gave in to Riley's cuteness and cuddled with him for an hour listening to my play list of sad songs. I had to get out of bed not only because I hate being weak, and I hate being bored out of my mind but because I was about to have a heat stroke. It was mid almost ending of July. I smiled; I found my way to get out of bed cool off not look weak and totally please Riley. Completely please him. Plus it'd be a great way of relaxing to me. I smiled in Riley's embrace. "Riley? Aren't you the least bit hot? I mean of course you're totally hot, but I mean…it's like 90 degrees out, baby." I smiled my arms still clasped around him; I shifted positions so he could see my pouty look. "I guess…" It looked like he might have a guess as to what's coming but I continued anyways. "Well, I was thinking we could go sit by the pool." I whispered in his ear, my hand cupping his ear and running it down his neck to his shoulder. Did this count as seducing him out of bed? I guess kind of. Oh, well. "I don't know Rose-"
"Please, Ri. You know I've been dying to wear my new bikini." I whispered. He groaned closing his eyes while tilting his head back slowly. "Rose…that's just not fair." He said. I grinned, "I never said I played fair, honey." I took to his lap again and nestled my head in the crook of his neck. "Pretty please." I pouted again. "I…I guess. But….I should probably call Ben first. To ask…him." He swallowed as I got up and pulled out the bikini and dangled it in front of him while smiling ever so smugly. "Or, well…we're wasting daylight." He said turning to leave my room to change as well but I stopped him before he could go, and I pulled him close to me standing on my tiptoes kissing him softly as a farewell and he moaned a little as he slipped out of my room, my eyes still locked into his. I pulled on my new bikini that had done a great job seducing Riley. It's a bright green that fades into white then dark grey striped bikini then plain grey bottoms and white water proof shorts over that, dark sunglasses with teal rims, and black rimed bamboo flip flops. I grabbed two beach towels my iPod and phone and laid down in one of our long poolside chairs closing my eyes I flipped open my phone and dialed Bobby's number.
"Hey, bay!" Short for baby this was how Bobby picked up the phone. "Hey, whatcha up to?" I greeted. "Oh, you know. Dance practice, babysitting my cousin. Whatcha doin'?" She asked. "Well since I passed out from stress yesterday Ben ordered me to stay in bed all day with Riley as my babysitter." I wrinkled my nose at the word babysitter but it was a joke, which I indeed earned a laugh. "I kind of seduced him into letting us sit by the pool." I grinned sheepishly. She laughed yet again, "Well Rose you know you could have any guy wrapped around your finger if you wanted."
"Well same goes for you, miss 'hey neighbor!'" I imitated her in an awful valley girl impression of her, recalling when she got her neighbor in Hawaii to come down to the beach with us. "Well then. Maybe I should just hang up." She takes mock offense. "But I'm going to forgive you because my alternative is a ten year old boy." She says sounding slightly repulsed at the idea of actually interacting with her cousin. I laughed. "Well actually I have to go anyways, Riley's here." I said grabbing his hand as he walked out onto the patio sitting next to me, not taking his eyes off me. She groans, "Ugh, thanks a ton. Have fun while on bed rest. See ya." She groans reluctantly hanging up after I say my good bye and wish her luck with her cousin. I slide off my shorts and work on my tan for a little while chatting with Riley. He went in to go get us some drinks and I took off my sunglasses smiling at the gardens surrounding us. I grin but I feel something I know is an evil trick from Riley. He's picked me up bridal. Uh-oh.
"In you go!" He yelled throwing me in the pool. I come up soaked. "I'm. Going. To kill you!" I yelled laughing. "But first help me out." I grin evilly too. "Oh, no I am so not falling for that. That's the oldest trick in the book." He shakes his head. "Ugh!" I cry and I grab his foot trying to meekly pull him in. "Ah, heck. Because I love you." He said jumping in. I laugh and wonder why he didn't come up suddenly he grabs me by the stomach from behind. I emit a little cry of surprise and turn to face him treading in the water. I wrap my legs around his waist in the water and kiss him whole heartedly on the mouth. "I," we kiss more and more and I break for a big breath, "Love you." We made out in the pool a little more until I decided that we should get out. "I'll get dinner going." I suggested wrapped in my towel. "Oh, no you don't." He grabbed me and pulled me into his arms, "I may have bent one rule, but there's no way you'll be making dinner. We can have leftovers, can't we? You've cooked so much since you got home. Please." He begged. "And don't tell Ben that I kind of bent this rule here." He asked. I smiled again, "Oh, I guess." I climbed back in bed that night and ate leftover lasagna from a couple of nights ago. As I fell asleep later in the evening I felt the images come back.
ROSE'S DREAM:"Don't kill him please!" I screamed. Riley was getting lashed with a whip and I had counted the lashes. 23. "Rose…" He groaned. "PLEASE! NO!" I screamed as Ian lashed Riley again and again. I couldn't take it! I had been trying to jump in front of that whip for what seemed like forever but the man holding me back was too strong. Seeing him kill Riley was a million times worse than him torturing me. "STOP!" I screamed sobbing hysterically. Ian smiled and grabbed Riley's wrist. Oh, no. "He's dead." He grinned chuckling at me while I screamed thrashing and thrashing. "YOU BASTARD! YOU KILLED HIM! RILEY NO! PLEASE BE ALIVE!" I screamed. This couldn't be. It just couldn't be. "And now my dear, it's your turn." He tore off my shirt and the man let go of my arms leaving me to be tackled and straddled. "NO! No please get off me! NO!"
End. Now to Ben's POV:
Rose had another nightmare; I stood outside her room with Abigail as Riley went in and calmed her. "Ben you and Riley can't keep this up. We have to do something." Abigail begged. I winced, "I'm trying. I really am. She just can't help but think about it." I sigh. "Come on, I think we should get some coffee." Abigail took my hand and we took down the steps. But just as we reached the bottom my phone rang. Unknown name, unknown number. "Yes?" I picked up with a raised eyebrow. "Ben, so great to hear from you again. How are you?" Ian Howe was the only person that voice could belong to. "What do you want?" I growled. "The amulet…you'll be giving it right to me."
"What makes you say that?" I boasted. "Because I just know you'd hate for something to happen to that pretty little wife of yours next to you, or even your sobbing bratty niece upstairs."
"Where are you?" I demanded frowning. How did he know where we all were? Ian only chuckled, "Don't worry I'm not in your house. In fact I'm not even close to you." He better not be…but then how….oh. "You bugged my house?" My eyes narrowed. "You're…you're watching me." I finished. "Every move."
"Now I just must be going. See you soon, Ben." The line went dead. I hung up as well standing shocked at the bottom of the steps. What the hell did he mean by see you soon?