the end of Marcosâs finger jab. âYouâll soon find out. Do you think Iâll just let this slide?â His voice got louder with each word. âDo you think there wonât be payback?â Levi wanted to move Alexa out of the way, but she held her ground even when Marcos started toward her. He didnât get far, and this time it wasnât Jericho who intervened. It was the lawyer. He latched on to his clientâs arm. âWe should be going now ,â the lawyer warned Marcos. The man looked at Jericho. âCall me if youâre filing new charges against my client.â Marcos obviously wanted to hold his ground, but the lawyer was persistent and finally got him moving toward the front door. Levi didnât do anything to slow them down because he wanted Marcos far away from Alexa and Violet. Of course, because of the upcoming trial he couldnât keep Marcos away from Alexa forever, but at the moment he wished he could do just that. Great. Now he was feeling protective of her. Not a good combination with the attraction. And worse, Levi figured it was only a matter of time before Alexa, he or both of them acted on that attraction. Marcos shot them all one last glare before his lawyer manhandled him out of the door. As soon as they were outside, Marcos threw off the lawyerâs grip with far more force than necessary. And then Marcos punched him. âLook, heâs having a temper tantrum,â Jericho joked. The lawyer rubbed his jaw, dodged another punch and wrestled Marcos into the limo waiting just outside the door. Too bad Marcos hadnât let that temper fly and assaulted Levi. But Levi figured there was no way the lawyer would have let that happen. âAre you okay?â Levi asked Alexa. She nodded. But it was a lie. Alexa was shaken and rightfully so. Marcos had just threatened all of them, and the threat wasnât over unless they could figure out how to tie Marcos to the recent attacks. âIâll check on Violet,â she said, turning in that direction. However, she didnât get far before the front door opened again. Levi automatically drew his gun in case Marcos had decided to act on his threat right here, right now. But it wasnât Marcos. It was Scottie. Scottie didnât have a weapon visible, but he was still wearing that bulky coat. He also had an envelope in his left hand. Levi so wasnât in the mood to deal with another fool right now, but he had asked Scottie to bring in the so-called evidence he claimed to have. Still, the timing sucked. âWait in Jerichoâs office,â Levi told Alexa. But Scottie had already gotten a good look at her. His expression was pleasant enough. Until it landed on Alexa. âThe lady PI,â Scottie said, and it wasnât a friendly greeting. âFinally we meet.â âFormer PI,â Alexa clarified. She sounded a lot steadier than Levi knew she was. âWhat did you do to Tasha?â Scottie held up his hands. âNothing. Iâm here to find out what you did to her. Did you convince Tasha to hide from me?â He didnât give Alexa even a second to answer before he continued, âIf so, tell me where she is.â Levi had heard more than enough. He holstered his gun and went closer to Scottie so he could frisk him. No gun. Of course, Scottie could have left it in his car since he must have known heâd be searched. âThis isnât a good time to test my patience,â Levi warned him. âNow, unless youâve got something for me, then youâre about to be under arrest for withholding evidence, obstruction of justice, trespassing at the ranch and any other charge I can come up with.â That got Scottieâs glare off Alexa and on Levi. Good. Now, maybe sheâd go into the office with the baby so he could finish up with Scottie. âYou have no grounds to arrest me,â Scottie said once he got his jaw unclenched.