Ok this one is not really an alternate universe just a glimpse at Jo and Zane before the timeline shift with Zane 2.0 and the Enforcer. Fair warning this is Pg-13 for Language and innuendo.
Zane was sitting in Café Diem trying to focus on the newest game he downloaded onto his PDA. Unfortunately the jack holes behind him were making that impossible.
"God have you seen that Lupo chick?" One guy, who Zane recognized as the newest addition to the animal sciences department, said. "She is effing hot. I'd like to get into her handcuffs if you know what I mean."
The other man, a scientist from botany laughed. "Good luck with that she may be smoking hot. But that woman is all ice when it comes to men around here. She'll shoot you down before you can even ask."
"What does she bat for the other team? Because that is somehow much much hotter."
"Don't think so. She was dating this one guy Jim Taggert, guess they had a falling out. Now she shoots down any guy that comes within five feet of her."
"Bet I could find out what she's like under those power suits."
Zane felt his face flame with rage. Who the hell did this guy think he was? No one had the right to talk about Lupo like that.
"I'd like to see you try." The second man said laughing into his coffee cup. "That woman is deadly when you cross her. Special Forces, general badass. Sexy as hell but not a woman you whose bad side you want to be on. Just ask Zane Donovan, he's always on the wrong end of her taser."
"That woman probably just needs a good lay and lucky for her, I'm just the man to do it."
Zane pushed his chair back from the table. He had to get out of their before he pounded that guy into the ground. Jo Lupo would never ever get involved with an ass hat like that. She wasn't just another piece of ass. Damn it if that man didn't show her proper respect Zane was going to make him pay.
As he kick started his bike he chose to ignore the voice in the back of his head that told him maybe he should have some more respect for her too. No this was about making that son of a bitch pay for the way he talked about Lupo.
Zane gave and evil smirk as he remembered the primates the idiot had is his lab. Hey those monkeys deserved freedom too right. Two birds, one stone, brilliant.
A few hours of havoc and destruction later, Zane found himself once more in a stand off with the Enforcer on Main Street.
"Donovan I swear to God, I'm going to make you pay for setting those damn monkeys free." Man she was hot when she was mad.
He smirked. "Come on Lupo, its Founders Day. I just thought they might enjoy the festivities too."
Lupo cracked her knuckles. "Are you going to come quietly or are we going to do this the hard way?"
"I never do anything quietly. Do you want to find out for yourself? I'd be more then happy to enlighten you." Too far, Zane knew as the words came out of his mouth. Two seconds later he found himself on his chest pinned to the ground. Jo straddling him as she locked the cuffs way too tightly on his wrists. This made it all worth it. A few minutes a few seconds with her in a compromising position, just enough to fuel his dreams.
"Hey this is police brutality Lupo. Keep this up and I may sue." Zane protested as Jo drug him to his feet and pushed him down the street towards the Sheriff's office. His skin on fire where she had touched him.
"No bones have been broken yet, Donovan. You keep this up and I'll make sure your ass gets sent back to prison." Jo ground her teeth.
"Just my ass? What are you going to do with the rest of me? Cause I can think of a lot of things I would do to you." Zane wiggled his eye brows as Jo threw him into the cell.
"One day Donovan, one day I think I might actually kill you. Now turn around so I can get these cuffs off."
Zane turned his back to Jo and got close to the bars, secretly enjoying the feel of her hands on his. Man this was totally messed up. He knew these stupid things would never get him what he ultimately wanted. For now though negative attention was still attention.
Lupo shoved him away from her when she was done. "You know most people would be grateful to get a second chance like this. You seem like you just want to blow it. What the hell is your problem any way?"
She was standing right up next to the bars, Zane moved so he was opposite her. Hovering over her because of the height difference, Licking his lips he responded, "you Lupo, you're my problem." And she was, thoughts of her drove him crazy. The thought of her with someone else drove him to want to commit acts of violence. He pushed and needled her just so she would touch him. Josefina Lupo was like his kryptonite.
Jo smirked, knowing she had the upper hand. "This is my town, so if you have a problem with me you better figure out what you're going to do about it. Before I show you what I'd like to do with that ass of yours."
"That is so hot." He licked his lips again; she was close enough to kiss. He leaned in and she stepped back.
"I know." She gave him a rare smile and turned to leave. Stopping by the front counter she turned around to face him again. "Next time you want to defend my honor from so dumbass, please just punch him in the nose. Much less paper work than setting his monkeys free in the rotunda."
"But not nearly as much fun since Carter would be the one arresting me." That woman was going to be the death of him, one way or another. Maybe it was time to try a new tactic.