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Chapter thirty two: Final Relief

"Get outta here or she dies!" Mrs. Patos shouted back and tightened her grip around my waist. I looked at Danny then at Mac and finally at Don. I locked eyes with him, my eyes holding an unspoken question. I knew they if they would raise their guns she would pull the trigger. The only way they could rescue me was if I would free myself. Luckily she wasn't pressing my arms against my body, so I could at least use them for some help. But I had to get the agreement of my co-workers. Danny didn't let us out of his sight.

"Come on, drop the gun and no one gets hurt. Make this easy for you." He tried.

"Shut the hell up! Get outta here or I'll kill her!"

From the corner of my eyes I noticed that the two officer from the squat were carefully moving away from the Don and Danny. Their plan was to get behind us, so that if I would manage to get free they could make sure she didn't get me again. I still had my eyes on Don who exchanged a quick glance with Mac and then with Danny, both nodding their head barely visible.

"C'mon. Don't make harder than it is. Drop the gun." Danny said again, letting his gun sink, Flack mirroring his actions. Mrs. Patos made no move. Finally Don nodded barely visible. That was the sign I had been waiting for. The officer were now gone from my sight. Suddenly I rammed my elbows into her sides with as much force as I could. Her grip around me lessened and she slightly convulsed with pain. While she slightly bend forward she let the arm with the gun sink and as fast as I had rammed my elbows into her sides my arm crashed against hers, causing the gun to fall to the ground. She let go of my waist but then moved her other arm around my neck and pulled me close to her. Her breathing was fast and I knew she must have had a lot of pain, but she didn't want to give up. Her left arm wrapped around my chest as she continued to press her arm around my neck, causing me to gasp for air. No one expected her to be that willing to kill me. They stood frozen, trying to figure out what to do. Mac didn't say anything and even yet he didn't say a word, but looking at him I saw the fear for me in his eyes, but I also saw that he was thinking about how he could help me. I felt my strength slightly subsiding as it was hard for me to breathe.

"Let her go, Mrs. Patos! You have no chance. Let her go and you won't get hurt." Danny said calmly, his gun now aimed at us again.

"I give a damn on that!" she shouted back, her arm still tightly pressed around my neck, my strength subsiding further. I had no other choice. She would strangle me to death if I didn't try another way to free myself from her. I acted like I would pass out and let myself fall to my knees, pulling her with me to the ground. I heard Mac calling my name. She let go of me. Gasping for air I noticed that the two officer hurried to her, grabbed her arms and cuffed her hands behind her back.

"Stella! You okay?" Danny and Flack asked as they hurry toward me. I looked up and saw Mac hurrying over to us. I looked at Danny and Don and nodded my head. Mac kneeled down beside me, wrapping his right arm around my shoulders.

"You okay?" he asked softly.

I looked up into his worried blue eyes, my heart racing and my breath still fast. A single tear escaped from my eyes as I nodded my head and he pulled me close to him. Danny and Don already gone, letting us some privacy. Mac placed a soft kiss on top of my head as I leaned my head against his shoulder, trying to calm down.

"Ready to go?" Mac asked after a few minutes and pulled away, nodding slightly before I took his hand and let him help me getting onto my feet.

"Adam called you, right?" I asked quietly and looked at him as we stood next to Flacks cruiser.

"Danny did. Am glad you sent a message to Adam." Mac answered truthfully.

"Am glad I could. I don't know what she had planned for me and honestly I don't wanna know… I'm just glad it's over now."

"So, you two ready to head home?" Flack asked as he appeared next to us. We nodded and he said he would take us to Mac's apartment, without any detours. We happily agreed to that.


It was already dark outside. Mac and I sat at the small table in his kitchen, finishing our Chinese food, we had ordered in after we arrived. Both of us were lost in our thoughts and a comfortable silence had settled between us. I was thinking about the last month's events. First the death of Harris, then the break in into my apartment and that Patos' guy cuffing me to my bed. I can still see Mac's slightly amused expression as he saw me like that. After the other two victims dies Mac had been shot and nearly died. That thought let a cold shiver running down my spine. Luckily he was going to be back on track, soon and he survived. Patos' wife kidnapping me to kill me was something I didn't expect. I was truly happy that it was over now.

I looked up and noticed that Mac was watching me now. His blue eyes looked at me with love and concern. I was more than happy that we took that step toward each other and face the future together. I rewarded him with a happy smile and the concern in his eyes was gone quickly.

"You okay?" he asked softly.

"Yeah, was just… lost in thoughts." I tell him with a smile.
"Yeah, me too. So… what are we going to do now? Will you stay?"

"I don't want to be anywhere else but at your side right now."

"Good." He smiled, got up and started to do the clean up. Since we didn't use much, I couldn't really help him, so I just sat there and watched him. As he finished his task I walked up behind him and wrapped my arms around his waist, kissing his neck, causing his sensitive skin to cover with shiver bumps. He twisted himself around in my grabs, wrapped his arms around my waist and started to hungrily devour my mouth. I pushed my index finger through the gab between the buttons of his dark blue dress shirt and gently dragged him forward till we were standing in front of his bed, my fingers now working to unbutton his shirt as he was trying to remove my shirt, our lips locked. As soon as we only had our underwear left on I turned my back to his bed, my finger now tugging on the waistband of his black boxers, I let myself fall onto his bed, pulling him down with me, so that he was now on top of me, both of us offering moans of delight as we continued our mission.

"Make love to me, Mac…" I whispered into his ear.

"With pleasure." He replied.

Once we finished our union two hearts were racing together as one, the air of the bedroom filled with love and delight as Mac tasted my lips once again, before he rolled onto his back, pulling me close to him, my head rested on his chest as I listened to his heart beating in his chest. He pulled the covers over us and held me close to him, gently caressing the skin on my back with his fingertips, the presence of the other assuring us that we would from now on face our future together. A future filled with happiness and tension, arguments and make up sessions and new amazing adventures.

As soon as I closed my eyes and drifted into the dark realm of sleep I knew that tomorrow would come, but this time I won't wake up and face it all alone. This time I would face it together with an amazing man at my side; a man that I love more than anything.

~ The End ~

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