A couple of hours later, after Jordan had eaten the donut that Olivia brought her anyway, she glanced up to see their chief escorting a man into the office. Something familiar about him, she swiveled her chair to get a better look. Tall and slender, with spiky light brown hair, he sported a familiar, sexy little cleft in the middle of his chin.
She panicked. Rhodes wouldn’t have. He couldn’t have. No. He. Did. Not.
Pushing away from her desk, she hurried to the break room before either of them spotted her. With her back against the wall, she fumbled in her pocket for her phone and texted Doug.
He’s here. OMG!
Realizing she was being cryptic, she added,
Pierce. Then, Nick Pierce is here.
She waited. And waited. Damn it! Doug always had his phone on him. Unless he was sleeping. Maybe the baby was keeping them up at night. Damn it!
Ben entered the room and refilled his coffee cup.
“Ben! I need you to run interference for me. Go out there and distract Rhodes and that other man. I just need to grab my purse and get out of here.”
He looked at her like she was insane. “What are you talking about? I’ve got a meeting in ten minutes.” With an apologetic shrug, he walked out.
Her phone vibrated and she glanced at the screen. Doug had texted her back.
No freaking way! Wish I was there to run interference for you.
Jordan thought she might cry.
Me too, she typed back. I don’t know what to do.
He replied, I have a few thoughts, but can’t put them in writing. Might be used against me in a trial.
She smiled and typed, No shit. A moment of hesitation, then she added, I’m scared.
His reply was instantaneous. Want me to come in? Go hide somewhere and I’ll be there as soon as I can.
Jordan brushed a tear from her cheek. Love you for saying that, but no thanks. Not going to hide. She inhaled deeply to bolster herself, then blew out the breath. Thank you. Go kiss that baby. Talk soon. She pocketed her phone.
A mirror hung on the opposite wall and she moved in front of it to check her makeup. Nothing had smeared, thankfully. Before she could decide what to do next, a voice from the past sounded behind her.
“Beautiful as ever, Jo.”
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