King of the Underworld by RJ Kane Chapter 191

Chapter One Hundred Ninety-One 

Adrik 

The weekend seemed to fly by. We spent most of Saturday finding information about the area of the docks where the warehouse was located. Andy had given us the exact location, so we were looking at the surrounding buildings to see what our options. were. It takes time to track down who owns what building and what that building was used for when it was occupied. If we were going to move into one of the buildings, it needed to be for a believable excuse. 

The guys spent most of Sunday morning trying to calm Sephie’s nerves about the following morning’s plan for Mike. She was still okay with the plan, but she was still worried about it. Giana had asked Sephie if she wanted to go to lunch with Ms. Jackson on Sunday over a week ago. I sent Viktor, Misha, and Stephen with her. Armando sent Mike and Keith with Giana. 

When Sephie got back, she was ready for the following morning. “Yep, I feel good about kicking his a ss now,” she said as she walked back into the penthouse with Viktor, Misha, and Stephen. They were all laughing. 

Ivan and Andrei had been with me, still trying to find more information on the buildings at the docks. We all looked expectantly at Sephie as she walked in and sat down next to me on the couch. Her cheeks were slightly flushed. I couldn’t tell if it was because it was colder outside or if she was angry. 

“Did something happen, solnishko?” I asked as she sat next to me on the couch. She exhaled loudly. I could see her frustration clearly on her face. 

“You know it’s bad when Ms. Jackson says he’s not allowed at Bingo,” Misha said, laughing. 

Viktor, still laughing, said, “he’s going to need that extra training. He might’ve embellished on his experience level.” 

Sephie looked at Stephen. “King Turd,” she said, laughing. Stephen just nodded, laughing with her. 

“I thought they did an okay job getting Andy?” I asked, somewhat confused. 

“They did. Apparently when you add women, Mike turns into an as shole. Sephie had to check him again when he got a little too harsh with Giana,” Viktor said. 

“Tomorrow is going to be a very hard day for him,” Sephie said, leaning into me. She held onto my arm as I stretched it across her lap, leaning her head onto my shoulder. 

“Bad day for him, but a good day for the rest of us,” Misha said, grinning at her. 

“What happened?” Ivan asked, curious. 

“Giana is used to you guys, at this point. You know what you’re doing and you kind of guide those of us that are mostly clueless along without saying anything and usually without us even realizing you’re doing it. You’re all very good at your Jobs, which means you can quietly do your jobs. Mike is not that way. He yelled at Giana for going the wrong way, so I yelled at him. It was completely unnecessary and now she’s scared of him even more than she’s scared of you guys,” Sephie said. 

Ivan cursed under his breath. “Tomorrow is Indeed going to be rough for him.” 

Sephie was awake bright and early on Monday morning. She woke up before the sun even really started to rise. I felt her stir, moving off my chest. She stretched next to me, her joints popping like normal. I rolled over, wrapping my arms around her and burying my face in her neck. 

“You’re up early, my love,” I said. 

She turned toward me, draping her leg over mine, her hand running lightly over my back. “Yeah, I can’t sleep anymore. My brain won’t stop.” 

“You’re still worried about Mike?” I asked. I moved so that I could look at her. 

“Yes, but not just him. I just keep thinking about everything happening, really. I’m even worried for Trino now that we know just how si ck Massimo really is.” Her fingers started to lightly play with my facial hair. 

I laughed. “If you don’t mind, I’m going to skip telling him that. He told me he was going to steal you yesterday. I don’t want to give him any more hope that you can learn to love Colombian men.” She looked at me wide-eyed, her fingers frozen in place. “I told him I’d like to see him try,” I said, grinning at her. 

“He was kidding though, right? Please tell me he was kidding,” she said. I could feel the faint shaking in her leg start as she thought about the possibility of having to worry about Trino coming for her as well. 

“He was kidding, Sephie. He would never. He was laughing when he said it. He’s made it clear that he’s fascinated by you, but he has too much respect for me to try anything. And besides, you’ve seen Trino. You could snap him in two without breaking a sweat. He’s the last person you need to be worried about.” I wrapped my arms around her tighter, pulling her closer to me, trying to keep the shaking from getting worse. I felt her sigh and her body relax as I held her. I kissed her forehead. “Come, I’ll make you breakfast. You need fuel for Mike’s big day.” 

I grabbed my phone as we got out of bed. I had a feeling that the guys were all awake too. They were like children on Christmas morning about this training session with Mike. I sent Viktor a text telling him to come up for breakfast. 

“Who are you texting so fre aking early?” she asked as she was putting her hair up into a bun on top of her head. 

I grinned at her. “I told the guys to come up for breakfast too. I’m sure they’re all awake by now. They can’t wait for Mike’s big, day, either.” 

“I mean, no pressure,” she said, rolling her eyes. A small smile crept across her face, though. 

We barely had time to get dressed and the guys were walking into the penthouse. We had just walked into the kitchen when they all walked in. Yep, they were excited about this. 

Ivan walked to Sephie, sliding his good arm around her shoulders. “Good morning, princess,” he said, squeezing her shoulders. He kissed the top of her head as she leaned into him. 

“I think you’re all more excited about this than I am,” she said, smiling at each of them. 

“Maybe a little,” Misha said, grinning back at her. 

“You’re going to be fine, spider monkey. We were trained by the best and we trained you, which means you were trained by the best too,” Andrei said, as he made her a cup of coffee. 

She still looked slightly unsure, but she didn’t say anything more about it. She looked up at Ivan, “we need to change your bandage again. It should be close to time to get an x-ray to see if the bone is healed enough you can take that stu pid sling off.” 

“Not looking forward to that and also looking forward to that,” Ivan sald, winking at her. 

“I’ll be there the whole time. I’ll make sure it’s quick,” she said, smiling broadly at him. We could see him relax as she smiled at him. There was definitely a stronger connection between those two since Ivan almost died. The rest of us could see it, but we 

didn’t necessarily understand it.

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