"Be sure you don't!" she said, sticking her finger in his face before walking out.
He heard her murmur and snuggle up against him. He felt her hand graze his chest.
Wait! Slick woke awake with a jerk. Omigod, omigod, omigod, Bambi was in bed with him! he thought with elation, followed closely by the fear, Big Louis is gonna kill me!
He slipped from bed to follow Bambi.
"Hey! You got something in your eye?" Armando asked. He reached over and plucked at her lashes.
Bambi reared back, avoiding his clumsy fingers. "What are you doing?" she snapped, irritated.
Weasel's eyes widened at her tone. "Sorry, I just... er... eyelash..." He murmured, avoiding her gaze.
Maybe he was all talk, no action, she mused, allowing her gaze to drift down his flat stomach. She made a tsking sound of regret, Too bad!
"What?..." Slick asked, swiveling towards his boss, Red.
Red put her hand on her hip. "You slept with her last night," she hissed.
Slick straightened with alarm. "I did not!" he hissed back. "I went to sleep alone. I didn't even know she was there until I woke up!" At Red's disbelieving look, he held up his hand, "I swear to Plumbbob!" he promised.
"Keep a wide berth from her AND Big Louie today," Red advised.
Right, Slick thought. Keep my distance. He could still smell her perfume and feel her hand on his chest.
Johnny grinned. "Thanks," he said.
"So, you must be pretty psyched Romeo didn't pull your undercover stint," she said.
Johnny was incredibly psyched. He'd lobbied hard to be able to continue his investigation. He argued that he was collecting a lot of information on not only Big Louie, but also a handful of other small-time thugs. When this investigation was done, it was going to take out the whole Bridgeport criminal underworld!
Johnny chuckled as he headed for the subway.
Tiny T. lunged and Johnny tensed, ready to brawl.
"What's going on?" Big Louie boomed.
Tiny froze, as though waiting for Big Louie's permission to pulverize Johnny. "Remmy just came prancing in after being gone all day," Tiny told Big Louie.
She was going to figure out what the hell he was up to, once and for all!
Armando choked on his breath, shaking like a leaf.
He had to talk to Johnny!