• Dexter Hastings

Saturday Book Club - Fear No Foe Chapter 6

The Chapter six of my book Fear No Foe Please feel free to give me feed back on the book interested on what you think of the story line.

CHAPTER 6

Shay got up the next day with a hangover from hell, he and Emma had, had a great night, but he was paying for it today.

Shays Mom told him that Kenny had called and wanted to see him down the gym. Shay got himself together and made his way to see Kenny. When he got to the gym, it was all locked up which was strange as it would usually be open by now. Shay banged on the front doors and Kenny answered it, they went into Kenny’s office, Shay asked why the gym was the closed? Kenny told him that the A.B.A had banned him indefinitely so the gym was closed.

Shay looked confused and said “Fuck me Ken that’s bang out of order of them, so what you going to do?”

Kenny lent back in his chair and smiled and said “The gym will be open by next week son; I knew they’d do something like this so I got my pro coaching license renewed. Case’s gym is going back to being a professional gym again”.

Shay was chuffed with this news as he knew he wouldn’t have been able to train there with the Amateur boxers.

Shay said “Well that’s great news Ken; I’ll be back in next week.”

Kenny replied “Yeah Son and be ready to train hard, I’ve already got some good lads coming in on the opening night”.

A few days later Shay got a call from Frank Goldsten, Frank told him to start getting himself fit as they wanted him to box on the same show as Gary Britain after the Olympics that started in a few days time. Frank was expecting at least a bronze from Gary at the games and was putting on a big show for his debut as a Pro Boxer. Frank told Shay it would be in 3 months time and his opponent would be named closer to the date.

Shay started back at Case’s gym the first night it was reopened; there was a good mix of Pro Boxers there, which meant Shay was getting some useful sparring. While Shay was training for his fourth coming fight, Emma had started house hunting for them. She had signed with Dexter’s friend Samantha’s modeling agency so they had plenty of money for a deposit on a house.

Shay’s training was going well and Emma’s modeling career was taking off as well. Shay was doing the odd promotion for Brumsdale and 1066 Entertainment which was earning him a bit of extra cash.

The Olympics were in full swing and Gary Britain was doing well destroying everyone they put in front of him to reach the finals of the Olympics. The papers were full of articles about the ‘Golden Boy’ Gary Britain which did annoy Shay, not that he didn’t want Gary to do well, but for the fact that he thought he should have been there.

Gary Britain won the Olympic Middleweight Gold medal in a tough fight against a hard boxer from the U.S.A called Roy Frazer. Gary was brought home a hero from the games and was doing loads of interviews on television and radio and always had Frank Goldsten by his side.

Shay and Emma had now moved in to a nice big house in one of the posh areas in Birmingham called Harbourne. They had got it at a decent price as it needed some work done to it, but as Shay’s Dad was a builder they could get it fixed up for next to nothing.

They were relaxing one night in their new home, when there was an interview on the telly with Frank Goldsten and Gary Britain. Frank was announcing Gary’s first fight, it was to be held at the N.I.A Birmingham and the main event would be Richie Hatter defending his Welterweight World titles. Also the newly crowned British Super Middleweight Champion Bruno Beef would be defending his title against Jeff Ripper. Gary would be fighting his first 4 rounder with Irish hope Danny O’Dyer also having his first Pro fight, their opponents were not named. Frank did mention Shay, but it seemed only as an afterthought.

Shay sat there watching and said in a very annoyed manner “It’s nice of him to mention me.”

Emma just replied “Just think Babe that could be you on telly if you had of beaten that Gary”.

Shay just looked at Emma and replied “Yeah nice one Em, just what I need to hear”.

Emma gave him a cuddle and said “I was only saying, I know you got stitched up”. Emma paused for a second and then said “but I got to say that Gary Britain is looking well fit”.

Shay just shook his head and carried on watching the television.

The next day Shay got a call off Frank to tell him when and where he was fighting, Shay told him he already knew from the telly interview yesterday.

Frank replied “Oh yeah don’t you think Gary is handling the press well?”

Shay just said in a sarcastic voice “Yeah Frank he was ‘great’.

Frank laughed and said “Yeah good one Shay ‘great’ I like it, just make sure your ready in 2 months time for your fight, I’ll let you know who your opponent is closer to the date”.

Shay replied “Nice one Frank I’ll talk to you soon”.

Shay really started doing some hard training; Kenny worked him hard at the gym with lots of sessions purely on cardio and fitness. Kenny got Shay sparring some of the biggest lads one week to teach him how to take a heavy shot. Then the next week he’d spar the smaller, faster pro’s to improve his hand speed and foot work. Shay was doing well looking really sharp and really strong at Middleweight.

Emma’s modeling career was starting to take off as well, Samantha had got her some promotion and a few modeling jobs and she was becoming even more of a diva than she already was. Shay wasn’t too bothered about this, he was more focused on his first pro fight and it was going to be in his home town, he just couldn’t wait to get in there.

The 2 months of training went quickly, Shay and Emma didn’t really get to spend much time together in this time with his training and her modeling career, and there was just no quality time. There was just 2 days before the fight and his opponent still hadn’t been announced, Shay and Kenny had both been asking Frank who it was going to be, but Frank said they would find out on the day of the fight like the rest of the new lads.

This really frustrated Shay as he couldn’t prepare properly for the fight, but Kenny told him it was normal for boxers on their first few fights.

The day before the fight Shay was up bright and early for the weigh in. It was going to be held at the venue where the show was. When Shay and Kenny got to the weigh in Danny O’Dyer had just finished being weighed in and knew who he was fighting. Shay stepped on to the scales and as always was bang on the weight, he found out he was fighting 30 year old Jeff Johnson, a boxer from Manchester with a very poor record of 10 wins and 20 defeats, but 8 of his wins were by knockout.

As Shay stepped off the scales he heard a lot of noise coming towards the room the weigh in was being held in. It was the World Champion Richie Hatter coming to be weighed in; he walked in and by his side was the new Olympic Gold Medalist “Gary ‘Great’ Britain. They had reporters all round them and the crowd that who were at the weigh in were going mad, cheering Richie and Gary’s names.

Shay looked at Ken, smiled and said “I should have got the Newtown boys to have come to the weigh in”.

Kenny just laughed and replied “Come on Son, let the pantomime commence”.

Richie and Gary got to the scales and then Richie’s opponent came in. Carlos Motaina was a real tough Cuban boxer with a 25 fight unbeaten record, he squared up to Richie, but there people kept them from getting physical.

Gary Britain was the first to weigh in, his opponent Jack Dobbs who was 21 and had, had 5 fights and lost 4 of them had weighed in earlier.

Gary was bang on the weight and looked real good; he put his Gold medal round his neck so the photographers could get some pictures of him. He really milked it and the press loved it.

Gary turned and looked at Shay and said “You like my gold medal Shay? It looks good don’t it?”

You could see Shay was ready to exploded, but Kenny whispered in his ear “Stay keep calm son don’t let the prick get to you”.

Shay took a deep breath and replied “Yeah Gary it looks real good mate, well done on winning it”.

Gary didn’t really know what to say to that, he expected Shay to kickoff.

Richie and Carlos both weighed in, both right on the weight limit, there was the normal stare down. The stare down was broken by Bruno Beef walking in; Bruno the British Super Middle Weight champ came walking in with a very pissed off looking Frank Goldsten behind him. Bruno was supposed to have been there an hours earlier to have his own stare down with his challenger Benny Baker, but Bruno had over slept, well that’s what he told Frank who had, had to drag him out of the hotel room to get him there. Bruno walked up to the scales, brazen as hell, telling Richie and Carlos to make way for the champ.

Richie said “I’m the World Champion you joker”.

Which Bruno replied “Well just be glad you’re not in my weight division or you wouldn’t be”.

Richie’s entourage had to hold him back, Bruno didn’t even flinch, and he just laughed at Richie. He got on the scales and he was smack on the weight, one of his people handed him his belt, he looked at Gary Britain smiled and said “Have a look at this kid as it’s the closest you will get to holding it while I’m British Champ. If you ask me nicely I might let you touch it”.

Gary didn’t say anything he just smiled and walked off the stage keeping his dignity.

Bruno shouted after Britain, “Runaway little boy”.

Frank was there shaking his head, but secretly loving the publicity it would bringing. Shay and Kenny got out of there before Bruno could start on them. Shay and Kenny had a real good laugh about what had happened, Shay was relaxed and seemed really ready for his first Professional fight tomorrow.

When he got back home that night, Emma had prepared him a 3 course meal with a starter, a main course and a desert. Shay was stunned that she had gone to so much trouble, but as he went to get a drink out of the kitchen he noticed the trays the food had been delivered in from his favorite restraints just down the road. Shay didn’t say anything and just thought to himself that it’s the thought that counts. They had a really nice night, very relaxing; Shay didn’t stay up to late and got a really good night sleep.

Shay got up fresh and ready for the day a head. He got a call off Dexter wishing him luck and a bit of a pep talk; he also got a call off Gary Southan, his Mom and Dad and Kenny. Because Shay lived so close to the event he was going to make his own way there. Shay had sold over 1,000 tickets himself to friends and people from a round Birmingham. The N.I.A had sold out for this show, there was going to be over 12,000 boxing fans watching the show live and million would be watching from around the world for the World Title Fight. Shay seemed undaunted by all this, he just wanted to get in there and show the world what Shay “The Hammer” Dempsey could do.

The show was starting at 8 o’clock that night and had a total of 10 fights on. Sky was covering the later part of the show, and Shay’s fight was one of the first that would be shown in the warm up to the big World Title Fight.

The broadcast wasn’t starting till 10 o’clock and they wanted interviews with all the boxers fighting on their live show. While the first 5 fights were being fought they started interviewing the undercard, Danny O’Dyer mumbled his way though his interview he looked really nervous, but his Irish charm got him though it.

Shay was up next, he answered all the questions they asked him, well until the interviewer asked him about his box off against Gary Britain for the Olympic place. This unnerved Shay as he still really held a grudge with the A.B.A for stitching him up.

Shay paused before answering it and said “I think the Ref stopped the fight to soon, I don’t think I fouled him once, but it’s up to the Ref and he disqualified me”.

The Interviewer then asked Shay about what he thought about Gary Britain, Shay took a deep breath and said “Gary is a class boxer, he won an Olympic Gold, fair play to him”.

They finished the interview there and went on to interview Gary Britain. Gary gave a polished interview, it seemed like he knew exactly what questions he was going to be asked, and he charmed his way though it saying how he was going to be a World Champ one day and how proud he was to be British.

The Interviewer lapped it up, even Shay who was watching the interview on one of the monitors had to give Gary his dues; he defiantly had the gift of the gab.

The broadcast for Sky started at 10 o’clock, Danny O’Dyer was up first, he was having 4, 3 minute round fight against a local boxer. Danny dispatched the journey man a minute into the second round; it was a good Professional display. Shay had been warming up in the dressing room and was looking focus and very sharp. He was wearing black Brumsdale shorts with gold trim; he had the Brumsdale logo on one leg and 1066 Entertainments on the other. He was ready and couldn’t wait to get out there.

They called him to make his way out, Kenny led him to the entrants of the arena then said “Shay you know what you got to do, now go out there and do it”.

Shay just looked at him smiled and replied “Ken that’s the best pep talk you have ever given me”.

Kenny just laughed and said “Just focus Shay and remember you don’t get paid for over time”.

Shay’s music came on and he walked out, he only took a few steps into the arena and looked up at the capacity crowd. The crowd gave him a very warm reception, him being a local lad. There was one section of the crowd that was going mad, most of the 1,000 tickets that Shay had sold were all seated together and making themselves heard.

Shay looked at Kenny and just said “Fuck me Ken look how many people there are here”.

Kenny replied “Just focus Shay, keep your focus”.

Shay walked to the ring and slipped though the ropes; at ring side he saw Dexter and Gary Southan sitting there applauding and cheering. Next to them were his Mom and Dad and of course Emma. Emma had gone all out for Shay’s big night; she had brought a £1000 designer dress. She had her hair, nails and make up done professionally. Emma looked more gorgeous than ever. Shay acknowledged Dexter, Gary his Mom and Dad and blew Emma a kiss with a cheeky wink.

Jeff Johnson was already in the ring, the Ref called them to the centre of the ring and gave them their final instructions and they were ready to go.

The bell rang to start the first round, Johnson came forward very aggressively which shocked Shay, but Shay was moving well and just kept out of range. Shay took the centre of the ring and got his jab going, he looked really slick and already you could see Johnson wouldn’t be able to cope with him. The first one, two Shay caught him with sent Johnson back to the ropes, Johnson covered up and Shay stepped in and went to work with a left hook to the body, left hook to the head and then a thunderous straight right that nearly took Johnsons head off. Johnson went straight down like a ton of bricks from the Case’s Special. The Ref didn’t even count and just waved the fight over.

Shay had won his first pro fight and won it in style. The place was going mad; the 1,000 people Shay had sold tickets were chanting his name.

Shay was buzzing; he went over to Kenny and said “How was that Ken?

Kenny just smiled and said “That will do Son that will do”.

The announcements were made and it was official Shay had won in just under a minute of the first round. He looked down at Emma, his Mom and Dad, Dexter and Gary and said with a smug grin on his face “Was that o.k.?”

Emma, who was nearly in tears, mouthed the words “I love you”.

Dexter and Gary gave him the thumbs up to show what they thought; his Mom and Dad didn’t have to say anything. He could see how proud they were of him.

Shay got out of the ring and walked back to the changing room, as he got backstage Richie Hatter came out of his changing room and called Shay over. Shay sheepishly walked over. Shay was thinking what did one of his boxing hero’s what him for? Richie first congratulated him on his win and then asked his about his finishing combo.

Richie said “That was a cracking combo you finished him with, it looked like you practice it a lot, how does it go?”

Shay couldn’t believe his hero was asking him about his finishing combo, Shay explained, “It’s called the Casey special, were all taught it at the gym by our trainer Kenny”.

Richie then said “So what is it then?”

Shay replied “Well it’s a left hook to the body, left hook to the head and then a straight right”.

Richie smiled and said “I’ll have to try and remember that one and well done on your win again”.

Shay thanked Richie and he went back into his changing room, as Shay continued down the corridor to his changing room Gary Britain was on his way to the ring for his fight. Gary stopped as he walked passed Shay. Gary was decked out in union jack shorts and he had his Gold medal and Olympic vest on. Gary gave Shay a look of contempt then a cheeky wink, Shay just stared right at him and just shook his head.

Kenny whispered in Shay’s ear “Just ignore the prat”.

Shay laughed and replied “He looks like a big flag”.

They both laughed and went into the changing room. As Shay was having his bandages taken off his hands he watched Gary Britain’s ring entrance on the monitor in his room. It was completely over the top, you would have thought he was the World Champion, he came out to the National Anthem playing, he also had 3 ring girls either side of him carrying British flags, the crowd loved it and was going wild. Gary got into the ring looking really confident; his opponent was already in the ring and looked a beaten man before a punch had been thrown just from all the bravado from Mr. Britain. His coach took off Gary’s gold medal and made a big deal about taking off his Olympic vest.

Gary took his vest off his coach and was looking like he was going to through it into the crowd, but then he saw Emma sitting ringside.

He lent over the ropes looked her straight in the eyes and threw his vest to her and said “Here you go gorgeous, here a souvenir of a real Champion”.

Shay’s Dad leaped from his seat to try and give Gary a slap, but the security stopped him getting anywhere near the ring.

Gary just laughed at this and said “Carful old man you might have a heart attack”.

Shay was watching from the changing room and was going mad, saying he was going to knock him out when he saw him after.

Kenny just grabbed him and said “That’s the reaction he wants Shay, don’t give him the satisfaction”.

Shay sat back and looked like he had calmed down a bit but inside he was still fuming. Shay’s Dad was still going mad at the side of the ring, you would have thought Emma would have thrown Gary’s vest away from her, but she didn’t, she just put it in her bag and carried on watching the show.

The bell rang to start Britain’s first Pro fight, Gary’s opponent Dobbs looked really nervous and was just trying to stay away from Britain. Gary moved in nice and slick, he caught Dobbs with a viscous double jab and a straight right that put Dobbs flat on his back. Dobbs made no attempt to get up and the Ref counted him out. Gary had won in under 30 seconds of the first round; as much as it was impressive some of the crowd booed Gary as they thought his opponent was no were near good enough, but the boos were drowned out by cheering from the rest of the capacity crowd. Gary just walked round the ring with his hands in the air, acknowledging the cheering fans and as he walked past Emma he gave he a smile and gave her a little wink.

By the time Britain had finished posing in the ring, Shay had got changed and had made his way to see Emma, his Mom and Dad and his Sponsors at the side of the ring.

Emma gave him a real big hug and a kiss and his Mom and Dad told him how proud they were of him, but all Shay wanted to know was what Emma had done with Britain’s vest.

He asked Emma and she told him “It’s in my bag”.

Shay replied “What the fuck do you want with that?”

Emma smiled and said “Just think how much I can sell that for”.

Shay just huffed and said “Well I don’t fucking want it in my house, that Britain’s lucky I don’t smash his face in”.

Dexter who was sitting next to Emma heard what Shay said and told him “Look Shay, he knows he can whined you up with your misses just enjoy the rest of the show”.

Shay sat down next to Emma and watched the end of the show.

British Super Middle Weight champ Bruno Beef was up next, defending his title for the first time against Benny Baker.

Bruno abused Baker for 8 long rounds before knocking him out cold. He probably could have stopped him earlier, but every time he had Baker in trouble he would backed off so he could give him even more punishment. It was a brutal one sided fight and the crowd loved it, love him or hate him you had to respect how good Bruno was.

Richie Hatters fight was the last one of the night, Richie and Carlos went toe to toe for 10 rounds of the championship 12 rounds. They were a minute into the 10th round and Richie had Carlos on the ropes, Richie let rip with the Casey Special that he had been talking to Shay about earlier. Carlos fell to the floor and was unable to beat the count, Riche was still champion.

Shay turned to Emma and said “I told him about that combo”.

Emma just smiled at Shay and replied “Yeah babes of course you did”.

When Richie was being interviewed after the fight, Richie mentioned that he had got his finishing combo from watching Shay earlier. To hear this was a great feeling for Shay, one of his all time heroes’ talking about him and thanking him for telling him how to do it.

Shay was in such a good mood now and forgot all about Gary and the vest incident. He was all ready for celebrating his first Pro win in the V.I.P room at The Squared Circle where Dexter was laying on a private party for all the boxers and V.I.P’s that were at the show that night.

The Squared Circle was packed as always, the V.I.P’s were led though the main room and up the stairs to the V.I.P area. There were lots of British film stars there; the 2 young female stars from the hit British film Have I Told You Yet, Deanna Moore and Charlie Anderson were attending. There was also the British heart throb and Hollywood movie star Conor Stevenson who was there to watch his long time friend Richie Hatter fight.

There were the normal set of footballers from the Villa and Birmingham City and a few soap stars from television. Shay and Emma were in ore of all these film and telly stars that were partying away in The Squared Circle. Shay thought to himself how far he had come from the days of hanging in a gang on the streets corners in Newtown.

Frank Goldsten came up to them and congratulated Shay on a good pro debut, Shay hadn’t seen Frank all night while he was at the show. Frank told him he had to stay close to Bruno so he didn’t do anything mad before his title defense. Frank also told Shay he would be back in the ring again in about 4 month’s time. Frank then saw Gary Britain entering the V.I.P area and told Shay he would talk to him later.

There was a big commotion when Gary came in; he was more of an attraction than Richie Hatter. Richie was sitting in one of the booths chatting to Conor Stevenson; Richie saw Shay and called him over. Shay and Emma went over to the booth and Richie asked them to join them for a drink, Shay sat down next to Richie and Shay introduced Emma to Richie and Conor, Emma was star struck, she was a big fan of Conor’s films and Richie was one of her favorite boxers.

Conor told Shay that he thought his fight was one of the best of the night and even had a joke with him. Conor asking him if he had anymore tips for Richie. They were all having a laugh at this, but Richie did thank him for showing him the Casey Special, he said “Yeah Son nice one for that, that Carlos was one tough fighter, but your combo sorted him out”.

Shay smiled, but didn’t really know what to say to his hero and just replied “Thanks Rich”.

They chatted with Richie and Conor for a while, loads of people came up to the table to congratulate Richie and Shay and said hello to Conor. Emma loved all the attention she was getting in the booth, she was sitting with a World Champion and a Hollywood star and they were chatting to her like they had known her for years.

Emma’s little bubble was burst when Deanna and Charlie came over and joined them at the table. Now Emma was a gorgeous woman, but these girls were absolute knockouts, they were 2 of Britain’s biggest up and coming actresses’ and were both drop dead gorgeous. They sat next to Conor and he introduced them to Shay and Emma. They congratulated him on his win and then asked Emma where she got the dress she was wearing. Emma told them it was a Mary Apple original. Mary Apple was one of the top designers in New York, the two actresses’ loved it, and this made Emma feel pretty good as she thought they were going to be bitchy with her. They were all having a fantastic time, the drinks were flowing and the music was pumping. The mood was broken when Gary Britain came over to their table to have a chat; he congratulated Richie on a great victory and shook his hand. Gary told Richie what a big fan of his he was, Gary introduced himself to Deanna, Charlie and Conor.

He then turned to Emma and said “Hello Emma so nice to meet you again, I hope you like the vest”, he gave her a kiss on the cheek, but as he did he looked at Shay and winked at him.

Shay exploded out of his seat, he had had enough off this cocky Cockney get and was going to let him have it. He grabbed Gary by the throat and pushed him away from Emma.

Shay said “You’re taking the piss Britain”.

Shay was just about to land a right hand on Gary when Dexter who was just on his way over saw what was going to happen and grabbed Shay and held on to him.

Gary took a step back, he fixed his suit and said very calmly “What’s your problem mate, I was only saying hello”.

Shay replied “Gary your some kind of cunt, let’s go outside and we’ll sort this out now”.

Gary laughed and replied “Shay we’re professional boxers, you what to start acting like one instead of a street thug”.

Dexter who could see how mad Shay was and tried to calm him down by saying, “Shay this aint neither the time nor the place calm down Son, I know he is a prick, but just think of your career”.

Shay looked at Dexter and realized he was talking sense.

Shay said to Dexter “Sorry mate your right, this aint neither the time nor the place”.

Frank Goldsten came over to see what all the commotion was about, he said “What’s going on here?”

Before anyone else could say anything Dexter said “Nothing Frank, someone just spilt a drink that’s all”.

Frank looked at Gary to get the truth, but Richie piped up and said “Yeah Frank that’s all that’s happened, no problem here”.

Gary smiled and said “Yeah Frank there’s no problem here”.

Frank knew they were all lying but just said “Well ok let’s just keep it like that”.

Dexter had let go of Shay who had calmed down, Bruno Beef then walked over, he had been pretty quite at the party for him, but had seen all that had went on at the table. He stood next to Frank looked at Shay and Gary then said to Frank “What’s up Frank, the new boys having a little disagreement?”

How about I take them both outside and teach them some manners”. Bruno stared at Gary who wouldn’t even look at Bruno, but when he tried to do the same thing with Shay, Shay just stared right back at him.

Bruno smiled at this and said “Here Frank you got a game one here, I tell you what kid, put half a stone on and I’ll give you an education in boxing”.

Shay who was ready for anything at this moment and kept his eyes fixed on Bruno and replied “Mate I wouldn’t worry about me putting on half a stone, if I was you I’d be more worried about all that white powder round your nose”.

Frank looked at Bruno and he could see what looked like cocaine on the end of his nose, Frank went mental at him as Bruno tried to wipe it off and dragged him away saying “For fuck sake Bruno, what the fuck have I told you about that stuff”.

Dexter, Richie and Conor all started laughing.

Dexter said “You told him Shay, but I’d be careful round him he’s a right nutter”.

Dexter then turned to Gary and said “I think it’s time for you to leave son”.

Gary tried to do what Bruno had done to him and gave Dexter a hardened stare. Dexter smiled at this and squared up to Gary and said “Look son you might think you’re the bollocks, but let me give you some advice, fuck off now or I’m going to do you right here right now”.

Gary looked at Dexter shocked at what he said to him, Dexter may have been 40 years old, but still kept himself in shape and looked in good enough condition to still be fighting as a Pro Boxer.

Gary took a step back and said “Well I was going anyway”.

Dexter replied “Well we’re all good then, enjoy the rest of your night son”.

Gary walked out of the club and they carried on enjoying their night, Dexter pulled Shay to one side to give him some advice, he said “Look Shay all this shit is all part of the boxing game, you have got to learn to control your temper. You have got a gorgeous looking girlfriend and people like Gary will use it to annoy you because they know it gets to you. You got to play the game mate and not show them any emotion”.

Shay knew Dexter was right as Kenny had told him the same thing before; Shay thanked him for his good advice and went back to the table. Emma looked up at Shay and asked him if he was o.k.

Shay smiled and at her and gave her a kiss and said “Yeah Em I’m o.k. Sorry about all that I’d just had enough of him”.

Emma gave him a big hug and said “Babe you got nothing to be sorry about, you were just protecting your woman, it really turned me on”.

Shay nearly spilled his drink in shock and said “Did it really?”

Emma replied “Yeah it did, showed you still care”.

Emma snuggled into Shays neck and whispered “Why don’t we go home and have our own party”.

Shay didn’t even reply, he just got up said his goodbyes to Richie, Conor, Deanna and Charlie, then walked over to Dexter to tell him he was off.

Dexter smiled as he realized why they were leaving so early and said to Shay “Well you make sure you enjoy the rest of your night”.

They got back to their home in Harboure at about 2 am and enjoyed a really nice night of quality time together.

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