16 I've Missed You Too!
Warning: Language and sexual content
Thanks to Helen for beta
and thanks to all the readers that stuck w/ me and this story for the last 13-14 mos. Love you guys and I hope you enjoyed my little tale. FG
As soon as they were out of the building, Riddick set Anna down on her feet, took her by the arm and strode quickly to their ship. No one spoke as Jack and Jameson followed behind, protecting the rear until they were all locked tight in the ship.
Riddick made his way up to the co-pilot seat and before he knew what was happening, Jack was beside him, helping him with the pre-launch sequence. Raising a brow, he looked over at Jack and then back at Anna who was still pale and shaky.
He didn't want Anna to get the wrong idea about Jack, or think that she'd be replaced now, but when Anna gave him a weak smile and sat down and strapped in, he sighed with relief.
Words were few and curt, spoken only when needed. Jack and Riddick worked in such sync, it was hard to imagine that they hadn't seen each other in years. It was like they had been flying together every day of their lives.
After they broke atmo and slid into the dark, Riddick leaned his head back, pulled his goggles up and rubbed his eyes. He unbuckled his seat belt and went to Anna, intent on making sure she was unharmed.
He pulled her to her feet and frowned as he ran his hands over her body and she tried to push them away.
"I'm fine, Riddick. Jack shielded me with her own body."
Riddick turned and looked at Jack again and scowled at her. She'd grown, but not much. She was still a tiny little shit, weighing less than half of him. He growled and pointed at her, "You've always been more trouble than you're worth."
"Well, I've missed you too, Big Evil!"
Riddick took a step toward her, at the same time pushing Anna behind him. "How did you manage to hook up with Toombs? What the fuck were you doin' there, Jack? Kinda odd, really... you showin' up, same time as me."
Jack snorted, rolled her eyes and crossed her arms, "Please, Riddick. Get your head out of your ass. You think I wanted that piece of shit's hands on me? And that Judge fuck was just... wrong in the head."
Anna sucked in a breath and Riddick turned and looked at her. His eyes glowing softly in the light. Riddick went to her again and cupped her face in his hands, "Are you ok, baby?"
Anna swallowed and nodded. She blinked up at him and frowned, "How could he go so... bad, Riddick? I don't understand... I don't..."
Riddick pulled her in a hug and whispered, "It wasn't your fault, Anna. Ok. He's his father's son."
Anna just nodded and put her face in his chest for a minute before she pulled back and smiled over at Jack.
"So... You're Jack? I've heard a lot about you." Anna said and offered her hand.
Jack looked less than convinced but she shook Anna's hand and gave Riddick a saucy smile. "So... You're Riddick's..."
"Wife. I'm Anna Riddick."
Jack giggled and then doubled over and laughed until tears rolled down her face. When she stood back up, she looked over at Riddick's frowning face and bust out again, but this time joined by Jameson.
"Jack!" Riddick growled.
Snorting, Jack tried to get herself under control. She looked up once again to Anna and grinned, "Sorry. It's just... Riddick, married, playing house." She choked and sputtered, "Ok," she panted, "Ok, I'm alright. So... I assume you know who and what Riddick is?" She asked Anna
"Jack, you never knew when to shut up, did you. Got no filter on that brain mouth thing."
Grinning, she launched herself at him and hugged him tight. "Damn, I miss you, you fuck."
Riddick patted her back and hugged her for a second before he pushed her away and smiled, "Guess this means you ain't mad at me no more?"
Jack sneered at him, "You still a big dick for leavin' like you did, but ... no, I'm not mad anymore."
Jameson clapped his hands and said, "Well, since we're all friends again, how about we eat!"
Anna cursed and started to walk toward the kitchen. "We can't afford to keep feeding you, Jameson."
"Haha, bullshit. I sold the house and I know how much money that fuck Judge Logan paid Riddick. You two are livin' high on the hog."
Riddick shoved Jameson and growled, "Not if we got to support your ass too... now there's Jack. Guess you want food too?"
Jack smiled and rubbed her stomach, "I could eat."
Jameson smiled and put his massive arm around Jack's shoulders, "A woman after my own heart."
"Careful, Jameson, she might cut it out." Riddick said with a teasing smile and Jack just rolled her eyes.
"Haha, funny, Dicky Boy." Jack muttered and then went to Anna, "Do you need any help?"
Anna stopped and looked at her like she was insane. Never in her life had she been asked if she needed help cooking or cleaning. "Ahhh, sure. If you want."
Jack grinned, "Want? Not so much, but I know what it's like cooking for men that eat like pigs."
"Who you been cookin' for, Jackie?" Riddick growled.
Jack sighed and winked at Anna, "Wouldn't you like to know, but I remember cooking for you a time or two. You eat like a horse."
Riddick grinned and kicked Jameson, "Wait till you see this big oaf eat."
Jack turned and looked at Jameson and gave him a naughty smile, "Oh, I bet he has a ... big appetite to go with all those big muscles."
Jameson grinned and shifted in his seat as Jack gave him a leering smile that had his cock threatening to stand to attention. Riddick scowled at her and then Jameson, but realized that he had no say in who they fucked and Anna just blushed and giggled over by the stove.
When Jack turned back around, Riddick leaned over to Jameson and growled, "You break her heart and I'll rip it out."
Jameson snorted, "I don't think it's her you got to worry about getting hurt. She's gonna eat me alive, isn't she?" When he turned to look at Riddick, he had the biggest grin on his face and Riddick just shook his head and chuckled.
"Chew you up and spit you out, brother."
"Good!" Jameson said decidedly. "It's been a long time."
Anna and Jack worked on something quick and easy for dinner and then they all sat down, squished together, at the table and ate. Or, tried too. Anna couldn't seem to really put anything down and Riddick noticed. He watched her shift her food around her plate and take small nibbles. Not her normal bites or her normal appetite.
Jack fired off questions and sat there, wide eyed as Riddick told the tale of how he and Anna had come together. She turned and looked at Anna and whispered, "You were going to marry him?"
Anna swallowed and felt her stomach clench. Yes, she was going to marry him, even thought she loved him at one point. Then Riddick showed up and blew her world apart and changed her life for the better. It was almost laughable, really, that a murderer like Riddick could improve her life. The man that her father had set out to capture and turn in for his massive bounty was not only her husband and the love of her life.
Surely he would be blamed for the death of Jeff and Toombs and everyone, good and bad, would be out for blood. But that didn't matter, not to Anna. She loved him more now that she did when they landed back on Tombstone.
Anna looked up, her eyes finding Riddick's goggles and she sighed. They just sat there and looked at each other for a few heartbeats. Riddick could see the grief in her eyes. She knew why he went after Jeff, could understand the motive, but it didn't make it easier for her to know that she had a major role in his death. That's what separated Riddick and Anna. He felt no grief, no remorse. Just quiet contentment.
Anna blinked and let out a breath, "People change, Jack. He was a different man when I knew him... or he was very good at hiding what and who he really was." Anna stood and said quietly, "I'm going to go take a bath." Her eyes flicked to Riddick once more and then she turned and walked away.
Riddick tilted his head as he watched her go up the stairs to their bedroom. He could hear her rooting around up there before she came back down the steps and into the bathroom.
"Is she going to be alright?" Jack asked Riddick.
Riddick just turned his head slightly and looked at Jack. "Yeah. Anna's strong, but that sonofabitch was the only person in her life that was ever good to her. She's grieving that loss. She can't understand how she missed the signs, or if she had something to do with him turning mean. She'll work it out and get over it... it's what she does."
Jack nodded and then looked at Jameson as Riddick stood and walked toward the bathroom. They could hear his quiet knock and him asking for permission to enter. After the door shut once again, Jack snorted.
"He really loves her, doesn't he?"
Jameson smiled and nodded. "Yep. Had me marry them proper." Jameson looked at Jack, his eyes intense, "He'd die for her and kill anything... anything, that threatened her. Neither one of them has known much kindness until they found each other. Riddick and Anna, well, they're a couple for the ages."
"Never thought I'd see the day." Jack mused and Jameson could only agree.
First Jameson and then Jack stood and started to clean up the dishes. Once Jack was elbow deep in soapy water, only then did Jameson feel safe enough to speak, "So... where are you heading?"
Jack scoffed, "No idea. Somewhere I haven't been."
Blushing slightly and feeling way too warm, Jameson cleared his throat, "I got a ship... you're welcome to share."
Jack turned and looked at him with a smile, "Is it two bedrooms?" Jameson shook his head and Jack grinned, "I don't think you'll fit on the couch."
"I never sleep on a couch." He said, his voice suddenly deeper, almost husky.
"Would I have to sleep on the couch?" Jack asked, almost breathless. It had been a long time since she had engaged in a fun, sexual affair and she had always loved the big boys. The bigger the better. They made her feel safe and protected. She knew she could take care of herself, but every once and a while, it was nice to have someone else watching her ass.
Jameson took a step closer to her, forcing Jack to crane her neck to look up at him, "Only if you want too."
Jack swallowed and blinked. Jameson was a lot bigger up close than she anticipated. Having him this close, this large was intoxicating, "What happens when you don't want me to ever leave your bed?"
Jameson's smile was quick and full of promise, "Then I call Riddick and ask him to return a favor."
Jack's mouth fell open just a bit at that and Jameson took the opportunity to lean down and kiss her senseless before he backed up and finished cleaning the dishes. Jack just stood there in front of a sink full of water and dishes and knew her ass was in trouble. If the man could kiss like that casually, then what would it be like when he really applied himself.
"Out of the frying pan and into the fire, Jack." She muttered to herself and knew Riddick was right. She was always getting her ass in trouble, but this time she had a strong feeling she was going to enjoy herself.
Riddick found Anna soaking in a tub full of scalding water and bubbles. She had her eyes closed and her long, black hair pulled up on her head. He came in and sat down on the edge and just looked at her. She was so beautiful, way too good for him and she had a strong backbone. She hadn't fallen apart after everything. Just held strong and stood by him. Only now had she allowed herself to weaken. Riddick could see a few tear stains on her cheeks but he didn't, couldn't, fault her for them.
It was hard losing everything you had ever known in life, twice, and in such a short period of time. He pushed his goggles up and touched her face. Anna opened her blue eyes and looked up at him.
"Hey." She whispered.
"Hey yourself." Riddick said quietly as she brushed a stray strand of hair away from her forehead. "How ya holdin' up?"
Anna let out a shuddering breath and smiled slightly, "I've been better," and with a little shrug she said, "I've been worse, too."
Riddick chuckled and grinned, "You're an incredibly strong woman, Anna Riddick."
She smiled up at him, "Thank you for that." Arching her back as she stretched, Anna grinned when she saw Riddick's eyes go dark as her nipples broke the surface of the water. She sat up and leaned toward him, "I brought you some clean clothes down..."
Riddick stood up slowly and began to undress. He pulled the tank top over his head, revealing dried streaks of blood that still coated his skin. Pausing for a moment while Anna made sure they weren't his, he then worked on the buckle of his pants before he sat down to yank off his boots. When he was finally naked, he reached in and flipped on the shower and began to drain the tub.
Anna moved as Riddick stepped in the water and gasped when he grabbed her by the arm and yanked her up and against him. His lips were hard and demanding as he pushed her against the cool shower wall, causing her to gasp. Riddick's hands were almost rough as they explored, gripping and pinning and Anna loved it.
She shifted and ground against him, wanting, waiting for him to lift her and surge deep in her body. She didn't have to wait long for Riddick to cup her ass and raise her up level with him. Anna wrapped her legs around his hips and cried out when he pushed himself deep and fully inside of her.
Shuddering and clenching around him, Anna tried to breathe to keep from cumming so soon. Not yet. Not without him. "Riddick!" She gasped and clung to him and he thrust quickly inside of her over and over again.
Riddick just purred and kept up his blistering pace. It wouldn't take long for him to blow, it never did after killing. As much as he didn't like to admit it, killing made him hot, made him feel primal and raw and that made him horny.
His hand snaked it's way into her hair and gripped tight, "Tell me you love me." He demanded hoarsely.
"I love you, Riddick," Anna said firmly and forced him to look at her, "Only you."
Their eyes held but Riddick never slowed his strokes. Anna's mouth fell open as she panted and gasped out his name. On a deep, rumbling growl, Riddick gave one last hard thrust and crushed his mouth over hers as they both came apart in each other's arms.
Only after they were done, their hearts and breathing slowing did Riddick ease his grip on her. He let her legs fall and put his forehead against hers. "I love you." He whispered so quietly, Anna wasn't sure that he even said it.
She kissed his lips and touched his body and just absorbed the feel of him close to her. "What now?" She asked quietly.
"Now we hide 'till the heat cools a bit and I can find us some place safe." Riddick looked up at her, his brow in a deep frown, "It might take a while, Anna... years... and It'll never be safe, not really. You sure you can live like this?"
"As long as I'm with you, Riddick. We'll figure it out and find a way. I'm sure there's someplace in the universe that hasn't heard of Richard B. Riddick."
Riddick snorted, "Don't bet on it."
"I think, sir, that you got a big head."
"Not yet, but I'm working on it." Riddick teased and rubbed his swelling cock against her leg.
"You're naughty." Anna giggled
"And you love it." He sighed before he turned off the water and got them some towels, "Come on. It's bed time. I'm tired." Lifting Anna out of the shower, he began to dry her off, "Tomorrow, we figure the rest out."
"How about we check out Furya?"
Riddick stopped drying her and asked, "Why?"
Anna smiled as she ran her hands over his bald head. He needed to shave but she liked the look of hair on him. "Wouldn't hurt to know your people, Riddick. Might explain some things."
He stood up and looked at her, "Yeah well... we'll see. They didn't seem to be very welcoming to me when I was born."
"Might be a reason for that?"
Snorting in disbelief, Riddick shook his head, "No reason to toss a baby in the trash."
"Just think about it, Riddick."
He didn't answer, not one way or another, but got dressed and then took her hand as he led her up the steps to their room.
Jack and Jameson were on the couch, sitting way too close for his tastes, but seemingly keeping their hands to themselves, for now at least. Once they were off his ship, they could do what they wanted but he didn't want to have to listen to the pleasure laced sounds of the only sister he'd ever known.
The moment they were in their room and the door was locked, Riddick was stripping them down again and pulling Anna toward the bed. As they laid down, he pulled her closed and just breathed in her scent and basked in the heat of her skin against his.
He'd think about what she said and maybe it was their only option right now. Tomorrow, he thought. He'd figure it all out tomorrow.