CHAPTER: 12345, 6789101112131415161718192021222324252627, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32EPILOGUE

As Judd drives home he can’t help but think about the conversation that he and Connie had. He can’t believe that he had actually changed his mind about something and all by his own free will. He was surprised by that fact, and by how open minded he had been while they talked. He hadn’t been lying when he said he didn’t normally have the chance to have those sorts of complicated discussions. It was nice to talk with someone just as smart as he was, maybe even smarter, someone who actually knows what they’re talking about. They had had an amazing back and forth and he hadn’t once gotten angry, at least not at the conversation. Mostly his anger had come up whenever Connie tried to ask about anything relating to the drugs. Usually he didn’t mind using the whole drug dealer, drug lord thing to impress girls, although those days had started to fade away now. But with Connie Judd didn’t want her to know, he didn’t want her to think less of him for it. He wants her to want him and like him because of who he is, not what he does or how much money he makes. And right now he knows that Connie likes him because he is just Judd, not Boss Man or Judd the third lord of Farlow.

And his thoughts return to the conversation, the ups and downs and the winding route that their talk had taken. He loves Reece and Emmet and he likes their conversations too. They’re blunt, honest and to the point. They don’t mess around with two faced comments or wrap the truth in layers of fluff that he has to decipher. They put it all out there and they make him laugh. And they care about him too. But the conversations that Judd has with Reece and Emmet are a little limited. Not because the two other men are stupid, far from it, they’re actually very intelligent. Mostly it’s because they don’t want to use their brains, they have certain interests that they talk about and any deeper topics are left alone. He knows them, cares about them and they care about him but their conversations never make him think or work. Not like his talk with Connie did. He decides that he may just give her a call and it’ll probably be some time soon.

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