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Playing With Fire
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Chapter Six

Gwen saw Tony talking with Ethan and Theresa and if the look on his face was anything to judge by, it wasn’t a conversation he wanted to have. Were they talking about her? She figured they probably were. After all, they had seen them kissing earlier. Theresa glanced at her and then turned back to Tony and said something. A second later, Tony turned to look at her too. She couldn’t read the look in his eyes. It wasn’t one she had seen before. But then they didn’t really know each other all that well.

"I don’t think Antonio is very happy to see you with me." Hank said interrupting her thoughts. "In fact he looks ready to kill me."

Gwen was so caught off guard by Hank’s comment that she lost her footing and started to slip. Hank caught her arm and helped steady her. She sent him a thankful smile then turned her attention back toward Tony. His eyes had darkened somewhat and fell to where Hank still had his hand on her arm. Oh lord, she thought, Hank was right. He was jealous. Tony started walking toward her and her heart beat in time with each step he took.

When he came to a stop in front of them, Hank released her arm. Tony smiled then leaned in to place a kiss on her lips. "Hey sweetheart. I was afraid you had left."

Left? Not a chance. She wasn’t going to leave until Luis woke up. She wanted to be here for Tony if he needed her. "No, Hank and I went to get a cup of Coffee. This is one," she said handing him one of the cups in her hand. "is yours."

"Thanks." He said taking the cup from her. A tingling of excitement raced up her arm as she felt his fingers brush hers. She looked up at him and he smiled. Had he felt it too?

"How’s Luis?" Hank asked reminding them of his presence.

Tony turned toward him. "The same. Sheridan is in there with him now."

Hank nodded then turned to look at her. "Thanks for the coffee, Gwen. I’m going to go see how Pilar is holding up."

"Okay." She said giving him a smile. "And thanks Hank. It was really good to see you."

He smiled and briefly touched her arm. "It was good to see you too."

Gwen turned back to Tony and was surprised by the anger she saw in his eyes. What the hell did he have to be angry about? She could talk to whomever she wanted to. After all, she and Tony weren’t a couple. They barely even knew each other.



Antonio knew he had no right to be angry, but seeing Hank touch Gwen had set something off in him that he never thought he would feel. For the first time in his life, he was jealous. And it made him mad as hell.

"We need to talk." He said grabbing her arm more roughly than he intended to. He opened a door to his left that said for employees only. It turned out to be a supply closet. He pushed Gwen inside and shut the door behind him. Then he blocked it with his body so she couldn't get out until he was good and ready to let her out.

"Tony, what the hell do you think you're doing? Let me out of here!" She walked toward him intending to move him out of the way, but he caught her wrists in his hands and pulled her against his chest. She gasped in surprise then looked up at him with those incredible golden brown eyes.

"Sorry Gwen," Antonio said shaking his head. "But we need to talk and I don't particularly want an audience hanging on our every word."

She glared at him and pulled her arms free. "So because you want to talk and you don't want an audience you think that gives you the right to manhandle me? I don't think so. You have no right to treat me this way. No right at all."

"No?" He said walking toward her, making her back up until she hit the wall at the end of the closet. Then he trapped her against it with his body. He placed one palm on the wall at her head and the other he placed on her waist. "I think I have more than enough rights. After all, you were deliberately flirting with Hank to get me to react."

"How dare you! I was not flirting with Hank! And even if I was it is none of your business! You have no claim on me, Tony! We slept together, big deal! It certainly doesn't mean you own me and it doesn't give you the right to act as if you do!"

"No big deal?" Antonio asked his eyes blazing with fury. "Did I just hear you say our sleeping together was no big deal?"

Gwen swallowed hard, then glanced away. Oh no you don't, he thought taking his hand off the wall and placing it under her chin forcing her to look into his eyes, she wasn't going to run from him this time. "Say that again, sweetheart, and I'll have to remind you just how big of a deal our night in New York City really was."

Her eyes widened in surprise, but then in a blink of an eye it gone leaving only white-hot anger. "Why you cocky son of a-"

He placed a hand over her mouth to silence her then lowered his eyes dangerously. "Be careful Gwen. Be very careful. I don't take well to insults."

Her eyes took on a dangerous glint only seconds before he felt her teeth bite into his hand. "Son of a bitch" he said pulling his hand away from her mouth in shock. He glanced at her in surprise and saw genuine concern light her eyes.

"Tony, I'm -" he waved her off before she could finish the sentence.

"Don't bother. I had it coming." Antonio stepped back and shook his head. What the hell was the matter with him? He'd never treated a woman like that in his life. Why had he treated Gwen that way? Whatever the reason he vowed it would never happen again. She didn't deserve that kind of treatment. "I'm the one that should be sorry. You were only defending yourself."

Gwen looked at him and raised a hand to touch his cheek. "I know you would never hurt me Antonio. I was just angry."

Antonio. That was the first time she'd ever called him Antonio. He loved how easily it rolled off her tongue. He closed his eyes and dipped his head toward her. When his lips were just an inch above hers, a knock sounded on the door. "Antonio? Gwen? Are you guys in there?"

Hank. Damn his bad timing hide. Didn't the guy realize they had come in here to be alone? How the hell did he know where they were anyway. "What do you want Hank?"

"Sheridan just came out. Luis is awake."

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