Disclaimer: Unfortunately I do not own Sons of Anarchy. That privilege is given to the fabulous Kurt Sutter.
Authors Note: This is my first SOA story. So I'm really excited. I'm a long time fan of the show so I hope I did it good. Anywho, on with the story...
She took a deep breath in as she walked away from the building. There was a buzzing sound and the high chain link fence began to open. Once passed through they close behind her. Not that she was paying much attention. Her gaze lay on the man waiting for her by the car. She walked up to him and dropped her bag down to her feet.
"Well. Are you gonna give your old man a hug?" The bigger man said opening his arms.
"Yeah. Yeah." She walked into his arms and sighed when they closed around her.
"Love you little girl."
"Less of the little and I love you too." She said
"You're a midget. So, how was jail?"
She looked back at Riverdale Prison for Women for a moment before turned back to the man. "The food sucked. I didn't have to kill anyone. So…all in all I'd say the stay wasn't bad. Nothing I'd like to repeat anytime soon." The pair got in the car and the man started to drive away.
"So you wanna tell me why I'm picking you up and not your real old man?"
"Bear, you didn't call him did you?" She said. Robert 'Bear' Burns signed at the younger woman.
"No I didn't call him. Even though I wanted too. He deserves to know your out, Sofia."
"And he will. When I ride to Charming and surprise him."
"You want to surprise a man that doesn't take surprises well. You really think that's a good idea? He'll be pissed you didn't tell him you were getting out early."
"He doesn't scare me."
"He scares everyone else." Bear chuckled. They were pretty much silent for the rest of the ride to Bear's house.
"Tell me, you still have some of my clothes here?" Sofia said getting out of the car. Bear took out his keys to his house.
"Yeah, I still have some of your shit." Bear let her in the house. "You stay here for the night. Head out in the morning." Sofia nodded her head while going through the drawers of her stuff. She pulled out a pair of shorts and a tank top. After getting changed, she headed for the door. "Where you going?"
"Gee daddy, I didn't know I had to check with you on where I go. I'm a thirty-three year old woman."
"I'm just showing a little fucking concern, smartass."
"I'll be fine. I'm going out for a run. Clear my head. I'll be back in about an hour."
"Here." Bear threw her a phone. "It's programmed with my number. Incase you need anything."
"Ok." Sofia pocketed the phone before leaving the house.
Bear shook his head. "Girl is gonna be the death of me." He mumbled.
Sofia ran down the street, taking a deep breath in and slowly exhaling. The houses passing by her a blur as she focused on keeping her head clear. Everything fell away as she took in the fresh air and just enjoyed the simple freedom of being able to run down the street. Sofia ran so far, she reached the town limits. The 'Welcome to Riverdale' sign was faded. She took a deep breath to calm her rapidly beating heart. Sofia stared at the sign. Much more aged then it was ten years ago when she first saw it.
Sofia entered the bar looking for a place to rest her feet for a few moments. She headed over to the bar and sat down on a stool. Sofia glanced over her shoulder every once in a while till the bartender came over to ask her what she wanted to drink. "Water please." Glacning over her shoulder again.
"Fine." Sofia said. She kept her head down facing the bar.
"You are to lovely to be up here all alone." A voice said from beside her.
Sofia looked up from her drink. "Excuse me?"
"Let me buy you a drink."
"No thank you."
"Come on. One drink won't hurt."
"No thank you." Sofia said again. She stood up from the stool.
"Wait, I'm not done talking to you." The man grabbed her arm and Sofia froze. Her heart beating double time in her chest.
"Please let go."
"Well sit back down and have a drink with me."
"I think the lady made it pretty clear she doesn't want to have a drink with you." Another voice added from behind the man currently holding her arm.
The large man grabbed the smaller man and tore him away from Sofia. "Who the hell do you think your talking too?" The younger man saw the cut the bigger man was wearing and ran.
Sofia watched him leave with a sigh of relief. She turned back to the large man. "Thank you…for that. You didn't have to do that."
"Yeah well. Call me old fashion but men don't put there hands on women in anger. Name's Bear."
"Bear?" Sofia raised her eyebrows but kept quiet.
"You gonna tell me yours?"
"Maybe. Once you tell me your real name." Sofia's eyes got big. She couldn't believe that just popped out of her mouth. Especially to this big man.
"Safe her from a prink and suddenly she thinks she came order me around." Bear chuckled. "I like that." Bear took a seat on the empty bar stool. "Robert Burns. But call me Bear."
"Ok…Bear. I'm Sofia De la Cruz."
"What's a young thing like you doing out here all by yourself?"
"I'm twenty three years old. I…left home. Wanted to explore the world." Sofia said, "Not that it's any of your business."
"Mmhm. Your feisty. Since your new, where are you staying?"
"Again, not your business. Thank you for defending me." Sofia placed money down for her water before leaving the bar. She was halfway down the street when she heard footsteps behind her. "Following me?"
"Making sure you get where your going ok."
"Why are you doing this?" Sofia asked turning around. "I don't see you as the type to just help strangers. So if you think by doing this you'll get something. Your wrong."
"And what do you think I want."
"What every man wants. Sex. But you can just forget it because my body is mine and I am done being used as a toy." Sofia snapped her mouth shut. Instantly regretting the words that came out of her mouth the second she said them. Bear narrowed his eyes at her.
"You've been hurt?"
"Not anymore." She said. She switched her bag to the oppisite shoulder. "Look, thank you for being concerned but I'll be fine. I've been fine the last five years without anyone. Goodbye…Bear."
Bear watched her walk away before pulling out his cell phone. "Jake, it's Bear. Get me everything you can on a Sofia De la Cruz."
"Sure thing Pres." Jake hung up the phone on his end.
Later that night, Sofia opened up her motel room door and walked into the parking lot. "Are you going to be out here all night?"
"Yeah." Bear replied.
"Fine." Sofia handed him a cup of coffee. "Don't know how comfy the bikes going to be. But if you want to stay out here all night. Go ahead." She walked back into her motel room.
Present - May 2012
Sofia had to smile at the memory. Bear had stayed outside her motel room for three weeks before she trusted him enough to invite him in. It took him another four months before he convinced her to move into his house with him. Never having a child, Bear took Sofia under his wing. Caring for her like a father would care for his daughter. Being the President of the Sons of Anarchy, Riverdale Chapter. Sofia became the Princess of Riverdale. Sofia turned back and headed towards the house. When she entered the house there was a smell of pizza in the air.
"You do not know how good that smells." Sofia flipped open the box lid. "Pepperoni and sausage. My favorite."
"Figured since it's your first night out. I'd get you something you like."
"You're the best." Sofia said
"I know." They both started to laugh. "But I do have something for you."
"Really?" Bear went into his room and came back out with a case. "Are those?"
"Yup. I kept them for you." Sofia unfolded the cloth case to pull free her twin sai knives.
"Damn these feel good."
Bear looked at the clock. "I got to head down to the clubhouse."
"Don't tell anyone I'm out. Don't need it getting around."
"Alright. So I guess that means your staying in?"
"Yeah." Sofia twirled the knives in her hands around. "Maybe get a little reacquainted with these two."
"Be careful. You haven't used those in three years. Last fucking thing I need is you going up there with a hole in your leg. I remember what happened the first time you picked those up." Bear rubbed his hand while Sofia rubbed her thigh.
"I'll ease my way back into it." Bear kissed her head before gathering his cut and pulling it on.
Sofia smiled at the older man. "You know you maybe a little grayer and the cut a little dirtier. But you still look the same as you did ten years ago when you followed to that motel." Sofia said running her hand over the President patch over his heart.
"Well you defiantly don't look like the scared, broken girl I brought her ten years ago."
"Cause I'm not that girl anymore." Sofia said, "You helped me change all that." He nodded before getting his keys out.
"Yeah, yeah. Goodbye dad."
The next morning Sofia had just finished packing her bag when Bear walked in the room. "Hey. You ready to go?"
"Yeah. You driving me down?"
"Then how am I getting to Charming?" Bear just led her outside. Sitting in the driveway was her silver Aston Martin Vanquish. "Baby." Sofia squealed. She leaned down to kiss the silver hood. Bear just laughed at her. "Be nice to me."
"You better get going." Bear said. Sofia threw her bag in the back seat before walking over to Bear. She gave him a big hug.
"Thank you…for everything."
"Your always welcome. Call me when you get to Charming, so I know you made it."
"I will." Sofia promised as she got in her car. She started the engine and pulled out of the driveway.
Sofia sighed happily as she past the 'Welcome to Charming' sign. It was only a couple more minutes before she pulling into the parking lot of Teller-Morrow Garage. She got out of the car and headed towards the open bays. She could see him leaning over a car, not looking up when she pulled in. Sofia smirked as she walked past Tig, who was standing next to a man with a mo-hawk. Sofia focused her attention on her man. Not even saying a word, Sofia turned him around and pulled his face against hers in a passionate kiss.
"Holy shit." Juice said watching the two people go at it. "Who's the girl sucking Happy's face off?"
Tig laughed a little. "That…that is Happy's wife, Sofia."
So that's the first chapter. Reviews are always welcome. I love to hear back from the readers. I love the feedback. Tell me if you love something, or if you hate something. That way I can improve with each chapter. I am currently half-way through the second chapter, let me know if you want me to continue. :)