Disclaimer: I own nothing...everything (save JJ) belongs to the talented Kerrelyn Sparks.
A/N: JJ is a mortal with a complicated past. Her biological father is Sean Whelan but events came to pass that pushed her to consider him nothing more than the man she shares DNA with. Angus McKay has raised her and been the only man she considers a father for the last 6 years since the day he found her wondering the streets in eastern europe alone. Now she's grown up and found the sister she thought she had lost years ago. She's part of a family who she knows will always be there for her. In NYC she's trying to make her own way when fate decides to throw her a twist, Gregori Holstein. For the first time since she met her new family she finds herself trusting him right away and no questions asked. And for JJ its love at first fang. This fic is rated for later chapters. Please R&R
JJ hurried down the corridor. She told her sister and her sister's husband she'd be there five minutes ago. She was pulling out her cell phone to call them and let them know she was coming, when the next thing she knew she collided with someone and ended up flat on her back.
"Oh, I'm so sorry. I really have to watch where I'm going. Are you alright miss?"
JJ laughed. "That makes two of us. Nothing feels broken so I'm good." JJ looked up to meet the most beautiful green eyes she had ever seen that just happened to belong to the most drop dead gorgeous man she had ever laid eyes on.
"Here let me help you." The hot stranger held out his hand to help her up.
JJ, remembering how to move, took his hand. "Thanks. I'm JJ."
"Gregori. Where are you headed in such a hurry?" Gregori smiled at her.
My God the man's smile is heart stopping hot, she thought. "Meeting someone, well three someones." Suddenly the smile faded from Gregori's face and reappeared on JJ's. "They're family."
Gregori's smile returned. "Then can I ask you out sometime?" JJ noted the slightly red twinge to his eyes.
"If you promise to remember I'm mortal and need sleep and food."
Gregori looked at her his eyes wide with shock. "How did you know?"
JJ gestured to her eyes. "Your eyes are taking on a tint of red. I've seen vamps eyes do that when they look at certain people. Never found out why."
JJ lied about not knowing why. She knew damn well it was desire. Her sister's husband's eyes would turn when he look at her sister and her dad's did the same when he looked at her mum. But she decided to play dumb so she didn't embarrass Gregori. She was really very flattered.
Gregori cocked an eyebrow. "And you're not scared?" JJ shook her head. "So tomorrow night at eight at Time's Square sound good?"
"Sure." JJ laughed at his eagerness as her cell rang. "Hold that thought for one second. Hello?" "On my way." "Just down the damn hall." "I'm fine, hold your freaking horses and give me ten minutes." "I heard him and I'm coming." JJ shut the phone and looked back at Gregori.
"Sorry. Umm, tomorrow night I have class until 7:30 so I may be late."
"Where do you go to school? I'll pick you up."
"NYU, I'll be in University Hall." JJ smiled.
"Okay, University Hall at 7:30?" Gregori asked. JJ nodded. "I'll be there."
"What kind of car do you drive?" She asked not quiet ready for the conversation to end.
"I'll wait outside of it."
"Okay. Well I guess I will see ya later then." JJ hurried down the hall and turned right at the end. She passed Connor.
"Hey Connor, how's it going?"
"Och, good lass. It's been a while since I've seen ye around here. I was beginning to miss ye."
"Aww thanks." She gave him a hug. "I'll come around more often just for you."
Connor smiled down at her. "Aye, ye better. Go ahead lass they're expecting ye."
JJ nodded and went into the office. The door had no sooner been closed, than two tiny arms wrapped around her leg. "AUNT JJ!"
"Hey little man how ya doing?" She asked as she picked the little boy up and settled him on her hip.
"We thought something happened to you."
"Cool your jets Shanna, or you'll have that baby now."
"You sound like Roman."
JJ looked to the little boy on her hip. "Alright daddy's starting to talk cool now."
JJ heard Roman chuckled and looked up to see Shanna glaring at him. "Uh oh, Roman mustn't encourage me." Shanna turned her glare to her sister. "What did I do?"
"Next time call." Shanna replied.
"Yes mom." JJ rolled her eyes and Constantine giggled.
"We were thinking about having a family dinner." Shanna continued cautiously. "With dad."
JJ sighed, but then giggled. "What?" Shanna asked.
"Picturing everyone sitting around the table eating turkey while Roman's sipping away at a bottle of type O." She laughed. "It's quite the image. Roman, take a look."
She felt the chill as Roman peered into her thoughts. "You're right it is quite the image." He chuckled.
JJ nodded and turned to Shanna. "When is this dinner planned?"
"Tomorrow at eight."
"Sorry can't make it. I have a date. Not that missing a dinner with Sean is upsetting."
"WHAT? When? Who? Where?" Shanna cried.
"Let's see. A date. Tomorrow night at eight. He's a vamp I met on my way here. I don't know where he's picking me up at school." JJ turned to Roman. "Before you even ask let me answer. Yes I know his name and no I will not tell you and yes if you try and read my mind I will block you."
Shanna looked at Roman, and back to JJ. "He works here? You're sure?"
"Yes, I saw his ID and all. He didn't even try and read my mind."
"But should anything happen-" Roman started.
"You and dad will be the first ones to know."
Roman nodded. "I take it you will be telling Angus about the date then."
"I'm too old to be lying by omission about dates. Not to mention mum would kill me."
"But apparently you are too old to tell your sister about it."
"Oh no. Nice try Shanna but you are not guilting me into telling you anything." JJ put Constantine down and knelt in front of him. "Okay buddy. Aunt JJ needs to go. But I will see you in a couple of days, okay?"
Constantine threw his arms around her neck. "Okay. I'll see you later."
"You sure will little man." JJ kissed his forehead. She stood and looked to Roman and Shanna. "I will see you guys later."
With that JJ left the office and the building. If she was going to call her dad she would have to make it home soon. It was almost sunrise in Scotland.