That worried me. I could tell he hated the idea but it was the only way.
Bain took out his cell and dialed a number. Everyone remained quiet as he spoke with Jace Reeves. He told him everything that has gone on. After a five minute conversation, he hung up and nodded.
“He’s on board and will keep Garrett busy. The problem we might have is, he can’t tell any of his guys we’re coming. One of them could tell Garrett and he will alert Dennis. So, we need to be as silent as possible. Do you understand?” he said narrowing his eyes at Connor.
All three was looking at Connor with suspicion. “Hey, I’m not that bad!” he defended throwing his hands up.
“I’m lost. What am I missing?” I asked them.
Bain stared at Connor as he answered me. “When he goes on missions, he likes to blow things up. That’s why I hardly send him out anymore.”
“And that’s not fair!” he pointed at Bain. “I’ve always got the job done. Even quicker than any of you,” Connor said a little pissed.
“Kade, while Connor pouts, can you get all the weapons ready?” Bain asked irritated.
Connor just sat there with his hands locked together behind his head. I could tell he was getting real pissed at Bain. His jaw was clamped tight and his nostrils were flaring. Obviously, this was a touchy subject to him. And if Connor was right, then Bain should give him better jobs to do.
“Laven, I need you to make sure we have plenty of gas in the vehicles. We will be taking our own in case something happens.”
Laven jumped right up like he was ready to get the hell out of there. He left quickly and Kade stood up next. He tried lingering more because he could tell Connor was about to go off. Someone had to be the referee.
“What kind of chore do you have for me, Bain? Wash your laundry and fix your dinner?” he spat.
“Connor?” Kade warned.
Bain just stood there staring at him. Bain didn’t look as mad as Connor but that didn’t mean nothing. Both of them were waiting on the other to jump. So, I stepped in.
“Connor, can you help me with something?” I asked quickly walking toward the door.
Both of them looked to me in surprise, even Kade. I don’t know what was so surprising about it but I didn’t let it affect me.
Connor jumped up from his semi-relaxed posture and turned his back on Bain, walking out. Still, Bain remained in the same spot and never took his eyes off of Connor until he left out of the room. It made me angry with him for not trying to fix the problem with his brother. When his gaze met mine, he looked pissed at me for interfering. So, I walked out without saying anything to him.
I don’t know what really happened in the office but I never realized there was animosity between Bain and Connor.
Connor was leaning against the railing on the stairs as I met up with him. “What you need, Kit?”
I had to think quickly because I had no idea. I just pulled him out because I didn’t want to see them fight. “I want you to teach me some self-defense before I go.”
He smirked and nodded. “Come on,” he said waving me down the stairs. I followed and was relieved he seemed okay. But, I was betting Bain wasn’t.
Connor took me down to the basement and into the gym they had set up. He walked over to a mat and waited as I looked around at the equipment. I made a mental note to come down here and workout.
I stood across from him kind of nervous now that we were actually about to do this. Connor was as big and tall as Bain was. “Do you know how to block a direct hit?” he asked.
I shook my head. Connor got into position with his left front forward and his right foot back. I’m left handed so I did the opposite.
“No. I need you to try to hit me so you can see how to block,” he smiled.
Swallowing, I approached him and froze. I had no idea how he wanted me to do this. I can hit but it’s different when you’re not angry at someone.
“What’s wrong Kit, scared?” he taunted catching on.
I narrowed my eyes and put one hand on my hip. “That’s not going to work.”
“We came down here to teach you a few defense moves. If you want to learn, then grow some balls and fucking hit me,” he said waving his hand to come on.
I did. I threw a punch straight at his face but somehow I ended up with him behind me and my arm pulled tight behind my back. It was a quick move that needed to be done a lot of times before I get the hang of it.