Wonderland Fallout

Tseng's POV

I woke up feeling comfortable and very warm. My back was pressed against something solid and I felt very safe, something I couldn't say often. A pale arm was draped casually around me and held me close. I turned around until I was facing the source of my warmth. Gaia he was so gorgeous. I'd never seen him this close before and he was quite mesmerizing, simply gorgeous. I brought my hand up to his face and delicately traced his features with my index finger.

His eyes flittered open and I immediately retracted my hand. He groaned and once his eyes focused, he released me and swore. He practically fell out of the bed as he backed away from me.

"I'm sorry, Tseng," he said frantically. "I didn't mean to…um."

With as much strength I could muster, I sat up and leaned against the headboard. I smiled at my second in command who seemed quite appalled at what he'd done. He scratched his head and chewed his lip nervously. I'm sure he thought I'd be upset but it was just the opposite.

"Reno," I said softly. "It's fine." He looked a bit relieved once I said that and nodded his head.

"Can you help me to the bathroom?" I asked him. I really wanted to take a bath, and brush my teeth. I hated feeling grungy. He nodded his head and quickly approached the side of the bed I was on. He helped me to my feet and I used him as a crutch. The light switch was flipped on to reveal the master bathroom. He grabbed my toothbrush and handed it to me. After I brushed my teeth, he placed me on the floor so that my back was leaning against the side of the huge bathtub.

"I like very hot water," I said as he turned on the water.

"Sure thing," he said as the tub began to fill. "Ya want bubbles?" he asked.

I raised a dark brow at him. "Do I look like a woman to you?"

The mischievous turk smirked at that, and was about to respond but I covered his mouth with my hand.

"Don't answer that," I said, not wanting to hear any of his sly remarks. I removed my hand, though he still had that devious smirk on his face. Suddenly, the doorbell sounded throughout the house.

"The fuck?" Reno exclaimed. "It's seven in the morning."

The redhead stood up and exited the bathroom to see who was at the door. While he was gone, I started to remove my clothing. The hospital had given me a gray jogging suit to put on before I left for home. It was a bit itchy so I couldn't wait to get it off. I slipped off the top and managed to get my pants off through the strain. The doctor had informed me my legs would be quite weak for a while due to inactivity and overall malnutrition. My arms felt a bit weak but not as much as my legs.

Leaning forward, I slipped off my socks and underwear and placed them to the side. The tub was just about filled, so I reached over and turned off the water. With my legs as weak as they were, it was going to be a daunting task to try and stand up. I dragged myself across the floor until I was positioned below the sink. I reached my arms up and grabbed the side of it. Using the sink as leverage, I tried to stand up. After a few failures, I managed to stand up while leaning heavily against the sink.

Now that I was upright, I was sure I would be able to take a few steps to the bathtub. I tried to lean away from the sink, but when I did my legs almost gave way.

"Damn it all," I bit out. I slowly sank back to the ground and dragged my body back to the tub. Perhaps I could use my arms to pull myself up and then just swing my legs over into the water. It was worth a try.

I grabbed the side of the tub and hoisted my body up until I was sitting on the edge. So far so good. I grabbed my left leg and swung it over to the other side. Next, I gripped the side as I used all my strength to swing my other leg over. Having accomplished that, I moved my body forward and tried to slowly ease myself in the tub. I hissed as the hot water hit my bottom and started to envelop my body. Once I was fully in, I rested my head against the side and sighed. The hot water felt so good and comforting.

As I idly washed my body, I wondered what was taking Reno so long. Perhaps he was still talking to the visitor. I grabbed the shampoo and gave my scalp and hair a thorough cleansing, followed by conditioner. I submerged underwater and rinsed the stuff from my hair. Not wanting to wallow in dirty water, I drained it and filled it up with new hot water.

Finally, the bathroom door opened and the vibrant redhead entered. "Sorry for the wait. That was just…just…" he trailed off.

I cocked my head to the side in confusion as he stuttered. "It was just, who?"

Reno closed the door behind him and approached the tub without taking his eyes off me. He leaned down next to the tub and scanned over me without discretion. I rolled my eyes as I saw I was the attention of his staring. I was going to tell him to stop gawking and tell me who had he been talking to, but he reached his hand out placed it behind my neck. I then found myself being guided over to him.

"Reno, what are…"

I was silenced as he pressed his lips against mine. He started to move his mouth over mine and I tried resist by pulling away, but he just pulled my head closer to him. I continued to struggle until his tongue darted into my mouth. All my will to resist faded away as his tongue invaded my mouth. The kiss was slow and sensual, yet very passionate. Our tongues coiled around each other as our lips moved together as if we'd been together for years.

Wanting to be closer to him, I reached up and wrapped my wet arms around his neck, deepening our embrace. His lips felt so good against mine. They were soft, yet firm, a good combination. I felt his hands on my back, sliding up and down my wet skin. His shirt was getting soaked, not that it mattered. All I desired was his lips and the feel of his hard body against mine. Being with this man felt like nothing I'd ever experienced. My whole body was tingling from just his touch and I felt as if I couldn't get close enough to him.

I needed to breathe and I parted with him. Reno pressed his forehead to mine, our eyes now level. His eyes were such a pretty color, and I could even see flecks of gold in them at this range. I stared into them and marveled at their beauty. The spiky redhead closed his eyes as he pulled me up slightly from the water for a hug. I laid my head on his shoulder and returned his embrace.

"Tseng," he said softly, "Be with me."

I pulled him closer and he tightened his hold on me. My heart told me to blurt out "yes!", but my mind was telling me to think about it. Immediately the image of the two turks who fell in love dying in a horrible explosion came to view. I had said I would never pursue this man before me because I did not want to end up like them, but was it really so bad to go that way? If one of them had lived and the other died, then the remaining one would have to live with that great emptiness for the rest of their lives. Now that I was experiencing the kind of bond they had, I think now I would prefer to die than live without him. It was a dangerous mindset for a turk leader to have, but I don't believe I could think otherwise. I needed and wanted Reno in my life, and if this decision gets me killed, then so be it.

"Yes, Reno," I said against his ear. "I'll be with you."

As soon as he heard those words he turned his head and kissed my lips, though this one was more forceful than the first. I too felt my passion greatly heightened now and I kissed him back with equal vigor. His hands returned to my back and his fingers ran down my slick skin slowly causing goose bumps to rise in their wake. With blunt teeth, he nibbled at my bottom lip and suckled it lightly. Seeking to get closer to him, I tried to rise up on my knees only to forget that they weren't strong enough yet. They gave way and I would have fallen into the water had Reno not wrapped his arms firmly around my waist, which kept me from sinking. He smirked against my lips before he turned his attention to my neck. His tongue swiped over the area until I felt his teeth sink lightly into my skin.

"Reno…" I moaned out.

I felt him pull me closer and then start to rise up. My body was pulled from up from the water and I wrapped my arms around his neck so I wouldn't fall. He pulled my legs up and hooked his arms around them to keep them up around his waist. With his teeth still connected to my neck, he took a few brief steps until my back was against the cool wall of the bathroom. I hissed at the feeling and slid my hands down until they rested over my new lover's pectorals. My fingers worked quickly to undo the first few buttons of his soaking wet white shirt. Once that was accomplished, I trailed my fingers down his chest with a pleased moan.

"Fuck, Tseng," Reno groaned. He pulled his lips from my neck and brought them back up to my lips for a passionate kiss. I pressed my thumbs over his pink nipples and gently rotated them over the rosy buds. He moaned into my mouth and I did the same when my cock rubbed against his hard abs. I rocked my hips forward, seeking more contact with my lover's firm body.

"R-Reno… aren't we skipping a few steps. Like dinner and a movie?" I said through an amused smirk, though my body seemed to be acting on its own accord.

"How about I just use my "I just saved your life" pass and skip all that," the redhead said before his lips returned to my neck. I would most certainly have a bruise in that area.

"I wonder what Rude will do with his pass?" I said as my fingers flicked over his nipples. He moaned against my neck and suckled it harshly before looking me in the eyes.

"As long as it's not you, I really don't give a fuck," he said before he tried to go in for another kiss, but I covered his mouth with my hands.

"I think we should stop," I said through a smirk, which turned into a full out smile at Reno's disappointed expression.

"But Smung!" he mumbled from under my hand.

"Reno, we have a lot to do today. Maybe later, love," I said as I caressed his cheek. I removed my hand and chuckled a bit at the frown I revealed.

"No maybe involved," he said through a scowl. "Goddamned cock tease."

I kissed him on his forehead and he slowly started to release me from his tight grip.

"Um, Reno…Reno!" I called out as he started to let go. I knew he'd probably forgotten I couldn't walk and I was going to fall to the floor if he let go. Thankfully, he caught me at the last second and I breathed a sigh of relief.

"Sorry 'bout that," he said regretfully.

"It's quite alright. But I really need to put some clothes on. Can you bring me some?" I asked.

"Ya sure," he said before he carefully set me on the floor. He took one last look at my body before he grinned. I rolled my eyes and covered my unmentionables.

"Just go, hentai," I jested. He left with amusement in his eyes and I relaxed against the wall. As much as I wanted to go farther with him, I had much more pressing matters this morning. I had a feeling that if we got started we wouldn't stop for anything. His touch was just to intoxicating and his body was just as appealing.

He came back and set the clothes beside me. I looked over what he had brought me and gave him a look once I picked up the articles of clothing.

"You would manage to find the only pair of jeans I have," I said. He smirked and made to leave the room.

"Holla if ya need help spaghetti legs," he joked. I frowned at his reference to my legs and waved him off. After he exited, I slipped on the black formfitting long-sleeved shirt with relative ease. Next, I leaned forward and dragged my underwear up my legs without much effort, followed by dark jeans. I zipped them up and put on white socks. I ran my fingers through my long dark locks and dragged my body over to a drawer where I kept my hair brushes.

I reached in to grab one and commenced to brushing my dark mane. Since I didn't have to work, I didn't see the point in styling it in my usual slicked back form, which I only did to keep my hair out of my face when working. Instead, I kept it loose. It was still a bit damp, but would dry eventually. After I was finished, I knocked on the door a few times, signaling I was finished. Reno opened the door and smirked down at me.

"Ya done my little infirm?" he said through a smirk.

"Fuck you, Reno," I said as he picked me up off the ground, carrying me bridal style. I scowled in annoyance.

"Must you carry me this way," I complained. "I feel emasculated."

He ignored my protest and walked down the stairs with me in tow. I could feel my stomach rumbling and Reno heard it as well as an amused smirk played on his lips. He kissed my forehead before setting me down on the couch.

"I can make cereal and toast," he stated. "Those are you're only two options."

I frowned and shook my head. "I'd like miso soup with a bit of rice."

The redhead crossed his arms and sighed. "I can't make that. I don't even know what miso soup is."

"How am I supposed to build up my strength by eating cereal? I need more substance than that," I said firmly. He groaned at my request but went to the kitchen anyway. I opened a compartment in the couch and pulled out a remote control. I hit the green button and the screen descended down. I turned on the television and the next thing I knew, Reno was standing in front of the screen.

"So you did have a fucking tv!" he stated. "This is so sweet Tseng! You know how much porn we could watch on this massive screen," he said excitedly. I shook my head at his suggestion.

"I don't watch that stuff Reno; however, I do have a few really good independent films we could watch."

The redhead sighed and looked at me with disappointment. "That sounds really gay, Tseng. And not the good kind either," he said as he walked back to the kitchen. I laughed at that and smiled as I watched him head back. It was then I noticed he was still wearing the same wet clothes from before.

"Reno, do you not want to change?" I asked.

"I would, but I ain't got much in my bag to spare," he said with a shrug of his shoulders.

"You can borrow some of mine," I said as I flipped through channels. He thanked me as he raced upstairs to change. Hopefully he could find something that fit his tall, lanky form. I settled on the news and watched with mild interest before I turned to a children's show I liked to watch. It was a show that taught kids how to speak Wutaiian. Something's they got right, but I always chuckled when they pronounced words wrong. On time they flat out said "shit" because they screwed up the pronunciation.

"Fucking pedophile," Reno said humored as he came down the stairs. I looked back and laughed at the fit of my clothes on him. The shirt fit fine, but the pants were way too short, hitting just above his ankles.

"Yeah yeah, laugh it up. At least I'm not the one watching little Wutaiian boys in bathing suits dancing," he snapped out.

"You look so ridiculous," I said with a smirk.

"Fuck you," he said as his pulled out a pot from a cabinet. "How ya make this shit anyway."

"There are recipes in the drawer to your left," I said without looking up. "Oh, and can you make me some tea. I have to drink green tea in the morning."

"What the fuck Tseng! All these unreasonable demands," he yelled, frustrated.

"How is breakfast unreasonable?" I bit back. He groaned as he continued to prep for my meal. As he worked, I watched cartoons for awhile. I also pulled out my sketchbook from a drawer in the small side table. With a blue pen, I stared to sketch as I waited for Reno to finish. I could smell the tea brewing and the soup base being prepared. So far it seemed like he was doing everything right.

"Hey Reno," I called out to the redhead in the kitchen.

"Ya?" he responded.

"Who was at the door earlier?" I asked as the thought popped in my mind.

"Oh, that was just Cissnei," he said, though his tone changed noticeably. I knew he was hiding something from me. I raised a dark brow and cleared my throat.

"And?" I said.

"Oh she was just confirming something. You want salt on your rice?" he said, trying to change the topic.

"Reno," I said in my business tone. "We will talk about this and you will tell me what's going on. I'm tired of being out of the loop."

The redhead sighed as he turned off the stove and rice cooker. He plated my food and put the soup in a bowl. He brought my food over and set it on the table in front of me. The tea he handed to me and I inhaled the grassy scent of it before I took a sip. It was a bit more potent than I liked, and I could definitely taste the medicine he tried to sneak in, but I drank it regardless. Reno took a seat next to me and seemed to be debating on telling me something. I grabbed his hand and brought it up to my cheek. He bit his lip at the touch and his fingers brushed my smooth skin.

"Tseng, it's just…" he started before he tore his hand away from my hold. He stood up and laced his fingers into his red flames as he paced back and forth.

"This is just so fucked up…so fucked," he said heatedly. I cursed my weakness and wished I could stand up to comfort him, but all I could do was try to console him with my voice.

"Reno, please calm down my love," I said softly. "You don't have to tell me now if it makes you this upset."

He nodded his head and I could see he was on the verge of tears. The turk in me wanted to command him to keep his emotions in check, but as his lover I knew something was hurting him. I signaled for him for come to me and he did. I pulled him into my arms and he rested his head on my shoulder.

"Be still my love," I whispered to him. "I will take care of whatever ails you."

"But what if you can't…what if I don't want you to," he mumbled. I kissed his forehead and patted his head lovingly.

"I promise you…I will take of this," I said assuredly. He nodded his head and I released him. Suddenly, there was a rapid knock on the door. Reno took a deep breath before he opened the door. I heard a scream and the next thing I knew I had this warmth around me.

"Sorry, for coming so early," the golden eyed gentleman said as he walked in. "The lad was just so excited to see Tseng he couldn't wait another minute."

I grabbed the boy by his shoulders and pulled him back a bit so I could get a good look at him.

"Jiao," I said with a smile. He looked the best I'd ever seen him. His shoulder length hair was very clean and flowed like liquid silk as he moved. He had two pink hairclips in his hair which I ran my fingers over. His skin was clear and he was all smiles. I'd also never seen him in anything other than our traditional clothing but what he was wearing now suited him very well. He had on a loose fitting designer top paired with skinny leg jeans and sneakers.

"Tsengggg!" he screamed as he tightened his grip on me. "I'm so glad you're okay!"

"Yes, I am fine," I said reassuringly.

"Oh!" the youth said excitedly. "Armand took me to the mall and bought me sooo much stuff. Even these clothes!" he said, putting emphasis by grabbing his shirt.

Armand smiled as he approached me. He knelt down on one knee, grabbed my hand and kissed it lightly on the knuckle. Reno rolled his eyes and mumbled a "here we go" at the display. I ignored him and smiled at the gorgeous man as he took a seat next to me.

"Good morning my dear," he said cheerily.

"Morning Armand," I said, returning his smile. "I didn't get a chance to say much to you yesterday, but how have you been."

"Honestly, I've been worried about you but seeing as how you're recovering nicely I suppose I can calm down a bit," he said as he ran his fingers through my hair. Jiao shifted in my lap and grabbed my food before placing it in his lap. He scooped up a bit of soup in the spoon and held it to my lips. I sipped it and raised a dark brow at the taste. It was actually pretty good. I looked to my red haired lover who was leaning against the wall with his eyes closed and brow line furrowed. I had wanted to applaud his cooking, but he seemed to be deep in thought about something, so I turned my attention back to my other two companions. Jiao fed me another sip of soup and smiled brightly as he did.

"Your house is really big Tseng!" he said, feeding me more food. "I can't believe you live here. I thought you came from somewhere like I did, but boy was I wrong!"

Armand picked up my tea and I took a small sip as he pressed it to my lips. "Tseng, I um…just when you have the time, I really need to speak with you, alone," he said, sounding serious. I nodded my head and meant to respond, but Jiao shoved a spoonful of rice in my mouth.

"Tseng needs to eat, Armand," he said firmly. The golden eyed gentleman nodded and gave me another sip of my drink.

"We can talk after I eat," I managed to say before another bit of food was presented to me.

"You know, I can feed myself," I said to the two feeding me like a baby. Jiao just smiled, and continued to feed me anyway. Armand also joined in by giving me spoonfuls of soup. They didn't stop until I had finished it all. Jiao fed me the last bit and kissed my cheek when everything was gone.

"Gochisosama-deshita!" Jiao said cheerfully after I completed my meal. After chatting to them for a bit, I was caught up on what I missed. Apparently, Jiao and Armand had frequently visited Reno and Rude in their holding cells. They liked my turk's very much, but Jiao was scared of Rude due to his intense silent demeanor. Armand had taken Jiao around town and bought him whatever he wanted. Currently they were staying in the presidential suite at The Highlands, which was probably one of the most expensive hotels in Midgar. Now I was actually starting to question Armand's origins. He was far too rich for Shinra to not have heard of him by name.

"Shall we go talk?" I said to Armand. He nodded and shooed Jiao from my lap. The boy scowled but moved to sit on the couch. Armand stood up and held his hand out to me. I grabbed his hand as I needed help to stand. I used him as a crutch as we made our way upstairs. Looking back, I glanced at Reno who was in the same position as before. Something definitely was wrong with him.

Armand made to go into one of the many numerous empty rooms that I had, but I halted my movement and he looked at me with a perplexed expression. I had my reasons for those rooms and no one was allowed to go in.

"My room is this way," I said. He nodded his head and we changed course for my bedroom. The gentleman helped me sit up on the bed and I thanked him. Not wasting anytime, Armand sat on the bed next to me and took a deep breath before he spoke.

"Z-Zama called me yesterday night," he said brow line furrowed at that. Zama was Faire's incestuous brother and had been Armand's friend.

"He called to say that he was sorry about what happened between us and that he was under the influence of his brother," Armand continued. "And later that night…"

I watched the dark haired man beside me strain in distress. He pulled out his phone and brought up his history before he handed it to me. Once I saw it, my fingers tensed around the small object.

"Faire," I practically spat his name. I was becoming upset just thinking about the man.

"Yes, he called to tell me that he was disappointed in me for choosing a stranger over my best friends," the golden eyed gentleman sighed and wrapped his arms around himself. "He said he was going to take you away from me if I don't return back."

I was so angry all I could do was close my eyes and clench my fists by my sides. "You aren't thinking of going back are you?" I asked straightforwardly. Armand sighed before nodding his head.

"Tseng, I have too, otherwise he'll come for you!" he said.

"Armand, don't even worry about it. He has no chance of getting me now that I'm with my…turks," I said firmly. At the word turk though, Armand bolted up and looked at me with unabashed shock.

"You…you're a turk?" he said shocked.

I nodded and a slight grin formed on my lips. "I'm the leader actually. That coward and his gang may have gotten me when I was at my most vulnerable, but now the odds are much more evened."

"Oh my…I never would have guessed you were…I had just thought that you were a highly ranked official."

"Armand, if you don't mind me asking, what do you do for a living?" I asked. Having revealed my profession, I thought it would give me an opportunity to ask him.

"Oh not at all. I don't do anything for a living really," he said honestly. "My father is the head of the Kalmenian mafia and my older brother was deemed his successor, thus I really have no purpose in the family business. My father gives me about six million gil a year and I live off that. We'll that's not exactly true, I give about half of it away to various charities so…"

"Fucking six million a year?" I said shocked, cutting him off in my surprise. He came from a mob family, but he was so nice and kind it was hard to believe.

"Well he used to until a year ago, but besides that, I don't know what I should do. I don't want to take a chance with your life."

I shook my head and placed a hand onto his shoulder. "Don't worry about it," I said assuredly.

"But Tseng!" he groaned before I silenced him with my finger.

"Do not go back to him," I said, using my no nonsense commander tone. He nodded his head and then wrapped his arms around me.

"Just, be careful," he said. I nodded and he released me.

With Armand's help, we went downstairs to Jiao. I noticed Reno was missing and has asked Jiao where he went off to but all I got back was a shrug. I grew a bit nervous at that but decided not to dawn on it. Reno was still technically on house arrest and I hoped he hadn't gone out and done something stupid.

I spent the morning and the rest of the afternoon with Armand and Jiao. We talked, watched tv and ordered food from a nearby Wutaiian restaurant. Jiao did more talking than the both of us combined but I listened with amusement. The boy was so full of energy, he sort of reminded me of my own younger brother. I hadn't seen Zhao since I left home almost nine, ten years ago. I thought about him frequently and hoped he was doing okay. Perhaps I should pay him a visit sometime; it wasn't like I didn't know where he lived. I also missed my mother terribly. I'd been putting off this visit for so long I sometimes forgot I had a family to visit.

As much as it shamed me to say it, the only reason I couldn't go back was for fear of my father. Of course I was a grown man, but I still got a shiver every time I thought about him. I hated myself for being afraid of him, but even my dreams reflected my fears as most of my nightmares were of him. I'd have to face my fear eventually if I wanted to see the family members I did care about.

Armand and Jiao said their goodbyes around seven p.m. and promised to visit the next day at a more reasonable time. After they left, I was alone and decided to continue my sketch from earlier.

Reno came back around eight o' clock looking a little worse for wear. I sat up from my lounging position on the couch and watched as Reno went to where I kept the alcohol and poured himself a drink. He poured himself a glass of sake and downed it. The turk then walked over to where I was and plopped down next to me.

"Reno," I said softly, but the stressed redhead held up a hand to silence me.

"Tseng, I've checked and rechecked and rechecked the information Cissnei gave me a week ago and even now I went to recheck, but the evidence is overwhelming."

"What is? Reno please just tell me. No more hiding." I said firmly. The redhead sighed before he turned to face me, looking me directly in the eyes. I could see the turmoil in them.

'"Tseng, I don't know how to tell you this but Cissnei's investigation proves that it was Rufus who's been working with Anti-Shinra terrorist. He's been supplying them with bombs, guns and any artillery you could think of. He also hired someone to hack into the system to cover his tracks."

He paused to let me take all of this in. Rufus? Why would Rufus do this against the company he was destined to take over? It didn't make sense. Rufus wouldn't do something like this. Reno and I were very close to the boy and it was hard to believe he was supplying terrorist.

"Are you…"

"Sure? Yes, I'm very fucking sure Tseng," he said as he laced his fingers into his red locks out of frustration.

"Oh, and there's more," he added. I frowned at that. What more could he have to tell me!

"We found out that the ship you were on was actually a carrier for Shinra goods that Rufus used as a transport. We have encrypted messages from him to a man named Donte Pero about where his shipments should go to. Also, this Donte guy works for a guy named Roux, who just so happens to be the head of the Kalmenian mafia."

"Roux? That's Armand's surname," I said, thinking out loud. "You don't think…"

"Well, the 'Roux' Donte works for is a man named Almedian Roux and he is Armand's father. I did a background check on Armand and grew suspicious when nothing came up. I used our database instead and still got nothing, it was only when I looked up the father did I get a hit by tracing his family tree. It turns out Armand's older brother was supposed to take over the family business but he was murdered last year by a rival gang, thus Armand was the next in line to take over. But right after his brother's death, Armand ran away and went into hiding. Although he cut ties with the mafia, I wondered how the hell he was still so very rich and it turns out he does a lot of side jobs…very expensive side jobs."

"Such as?" I said, hoping he wasn't going to say what I think he was.

"Armand is a fucking hacker, and a very good one at that. And if ya haven't pieced this all together by now I'll just say it. Armand was the hacker Rufus hired. Now this is just my thoughts, but I think he's still working with Rufus; however, I'm not sure if he knows who he's working for. He's caught up in all this and he doesn't even know it! All to avoid becoming the next successor to the Kalmenian Mafia. Poor guy."

As I heard all Reno had to tell me, I tried to piece together what I knew and saw in addition to what was said. I knew it was Donte's ship, but Faire had been his supplier of human goods. Who's to say he didn't supply him with other things as well? But if Faire was just a supplier, then why did he have so much influence in the gang world? It didn't add up.

"Fuck everything to hell," I said as I took in everything Reno had told me. Now I knew why he had been so tense all day. It was hard to face the reality that one of your good friends is a traitor.

"We have to confront Rufus," I said, but Reno shook his head.

"I'd rather have you up and walking before we talk to him. Unless you want to go for the sympathy approach and I put you in a wheelchair."

"Not funny Reno," I said seriously. I just couldn't believe that pretty little Armand was supposed to be a mob boss. He was just too sweet and I knew he didn't have it in him, no wonder he ran away.

"Sorry," Reno said lowly. "I know it's a lot to take in."

I nodded my head and pinched the bridge of my nose.

"God, I need a drink."

A/N: Hope you have enjoyed this double update and if so please tell me. More revealings on the way and alot more drama as Rufus enters the equation. Bye-bee!