Dom decides not to open the shop or the garage today, so we all stay home, watching TV and playing video games. Dom comes into the room, carrying a laptop while Jessie and I are playing a game. After I lose the game, I pass the controller to Leon and move to sit next to Dom on the couch.
"What are you doing?" I ask, curling into his side.
"I'm looking to find you a car," Dom says.
"You're getting Brian a car?" Carter asks.
"Yeah. We all race, and I'm going to teach Bri to race," Dom says.
"What kind of car are you going to get him?" Owen asks.
"Oh no, here we go," Carter says.
"What?" I ask.
"Owen loves precision cars, I love foreign cars, and from what I seen, Dom loves muscle cars. This is going to be interesting to see which you choose," Carter says.
"He could choose a rice rocket," Vince says, laughing as Dom makes a face at that.
"Let him choose and don't fight over it," Jessie says while not taking his eyes off the game he is playing with Leon.
"Jessie is right. Bri, you can choose whatever car you want," Dom says.
"I always kind of wanted a Skyline," I say, frowning when Dom puts his hand over his face and everyone starts laughing. "What?"
"A Skyline is a rice rocket," Vince says between laughs.
"Then I'll go with something else," I say, quickly.
"No, you want a Skyline, then that is what you will get," Dom says.
"But…," I start to say but Dom stops me.
"I told you that you can have whatever car you want. You want a Skyline, so you will get a Skyline," Dom says, kissing my temple before starting up the computer. Dom shows me several Skylines that are for sale close by. "Any of the bodies look good to you?"
"I like that third one," I say, resting my head on Dom's shoulder.
"We'll get it then," Dom says, writing down the address on a piece of paper from the table next to the couch.
"It says there are a lot of bad parts on it," I point out.
"We replace all the parts anyways, so it doesn't matter," Jessie says.
"Do you need any help getting the car?" Carter asks as there is a knock on the front door. Vince opens the door to reveal Harry.
"Harry," I say, jumping up and hugging him.
"Hello, Brian. How are you feeling today?" Harry says, coming to sit on the couch next to me when I sit back down next to Dom, who just got done explaining to Carter how they are getting me a car.
"I feel fine today," I say.
"We kind of already talked about what happened to him," Carter says.
"Oh?" Harry asks.
"Sorry," I say, looking at my hands in my lap.
"It is ok, Brian," Harry says.
"We will be getting his father out of his position. Actually with what he has done, he'll be killed. Him and Jessie's dad," Owen says.
"Good. They deserve it," Harry says, hugging me really quick.
"When do we take them down?" Vince asks.
"When is the poker game, Brian?" Carter asks.
"What is today's date?" I ask, looking up at Dom.
"Today is July twelfth. Why?" Dom asks.
"Tonight is the poker game," I say.
"Tonight? That doesn't give us any time to get ready," Letty says, which makes my eyes widen.
"We still have time," Carter says, which makes my pulse pick up its rate.
"I'll go make some phone calls," Owen says, getting up and walking outside.
"Are we not going to a part of it?" Jessie asks. I can feel panic building up inside me.
"You guys can be there, but you have to let us do the legal work," Carter says.
"We will meet everyone there. We should head out," Owen says, walking back inside. I feel the panic build even more and bolt upstairs, closing myself in the bathroom as I began to sob. I hear several people moving around downstairs and one set of footsteps on the stairs.
"Bri, can I come in?" Dom's voice drifts through the door. I continue to sob but don't stop Dom from coming in and locking the door behind him. "Bri, why are you crying?"
"I know I should be happy he is finally going to be taken care of, but he is still my dad. I don't know if I can see them arrest him and kill him," I gasp out between sobs.
"If you don't want to be there, Bri, then we don't have to be there," Dom says.
"Everyone is expecting me to be there," I gasp.
"This is still too fresh for you. We will go tomorrow to see your mom's grave and get anything of yours that might still be there, but we won't go tonight. Come, let's get you lying down for a little bit," Dom says, picking me up after unlocking the door and carrying me to our room. Dom lays me down and covers me up before walking out. I curl up with Dom's pillow against my face while I await Dom's return. It doesn't take long before I hear someone walking down the hallway towards the room, so I turn and expect to see Dom but instead see Carter.
"Dom said you aren't going tonight," Carter says, sitting next to me.
"I'm sorry," I say, tears rolling down my face again.
"Hey, it is ok, Brian. I understand why you don't want to be there," Carter says, hugging me close. "I just wanted to come up here and promise to you that I will take your father and the others down."
"Thank you," I say as Carter has me lay back down and covers me back up. Carter kisses my temple before leaving. Shortly after he leaves, Dom walks in.
"Hey," I say.
"Hey," Dom says, laying down next to me and pulling me into his side.
"You can go if you want," I say as we hear everyone starting up their cars. "I know you want to see my father dead."
"I want your father dead, but I could care less if I see it in person. I care more about being with you," Dom says, smiling down at me. I smiled and nuzzled my head into Dom's neck. I begin to drift off as Dom rubs my back. "I love you so much, Bri."
"I love you too," I say before falling asleep completely.