"We were so worried!" Scarlett cries as I enter the hotel room, "we looked everywhere for you!"
"I'm fine I promise," I say with a fake smile, knowing this is the last week I have with her. "I walked down the beach a little ways and got tired. I sat down to rest and must've fallen asleep."
"I'm glad you're safe," Scarlett says and Rose tugs at my shirt. I pick her up and hug her close to me.
"Sorry baby girl," I whisper and she wraps her arms around me.
"Don't leave momma," Rose whispers and t makes my chest feel like it's collapsing.
"I'll never leave you baby girl," I whisper back and kiss the top of her head, "how about we go out for some ice cream?
"Rose smiles up at me for a moment before we hear Scarlett squeal. We both look at her with wide eyes and her cheeks turn red when she realizes how loud she was. "Logan is leaving today! He'll be here tomorrow!" She cheers as she does a little happy dance. "It's a day earlier than he expected. How exciting is this! I get to spend vacation with my three favorite people!"
"Exciting!" I cheer back but in reality I want to cry. This is the last week with my best friend and I want to be happy. I just can't knowing I'm going to break her heart when I say I'm staying here and they are going back to Florida.
"Uncle Logan?" Rose asks when Scar stops squealing.
"He's coming tomorrow baby!" Scar smiles and starts squealing all over again. Rose smiles at me then starts talking about the time Logan gave her a ring pop. She was super excited because it was a ring and candy at the same time. It's so cute what amazes little kids. "Danielle Jones!"
"Is everyone okay?!" I yell out of instinct. Scar rolls her eyes before she grabs my hand and pulls me out of the room.
"You were day dreaming because you were frozen," she tells me, "I even kicked your shin and you didn't budge."
"Rose don't follow Aunt Scar," I tell my daughter as we make our way to the elevator. "She isn't the best influence."
"I'm offended," Scar mocks hurt, "even if it's good advice."
"But Aunty is pwetty," Rose argues and I smile. Scar kisses all over Rose's face as she squeals in happiness, "not as pwetty as mommy."
"Now I'm actually offended," Scar says as Rose reaches over to me. I gladly take her before I squeeze her in a tight hug.
"You're beautiful baby girl," I tell her and she smiles at me.
"Thank you momma," Rose says and my heart melts. "Is it ice cweam time now?"
"As soon as we get to the ice cream parlor down the road," I tell her once the elevator dings that it's at our floor. "You can get whatever you want."
"Lots of candy!" Rose exclaims with a bright smile on her face.
"Only today though okay?" I tell her and she nods with a wide smile.
The elevator reaches the lobby and sings once the doors open. Rose, I set her down once we got into the elevator, almost runs right out but luckily I was fast enough to grab her arm. "Ice cweam!"
"If you run off we aren't getting it Rose. You know better than to run from momma," I scold her. "Now do you think you will be good while we walk there?"
"Yes momma," Rose nods with sorry eyes, "can we get ice cweam now?" I take her hand and Scar takes her other one as we walk out of the hotel.
Nicola's POV: "She's still wearing the tracker correct?" I ask Stefano. We always make sure all our members are trained for the field and with computers. Today I get to test Stefano on his tracking, of course with out a tracker. Right now I just have to make sure the girl didn't back out because that would not be pretty for her. "Right here," he mumbles before he quickly types on the keyboard. A map appears of Italy but quickly zooms in to Vieste, right to one of our family hotels. The hotels are our "cover" to say. All of our business we cover with the hotel. Well not all. Some sums of money and some deals are to large- or important- to put the hotel's name on it. "How about the van from last night. Any leads?" I ask as I rest one hand on the desk and the other on the back of his chair. Their van last night drove off after the first gun shot. Of course our guys drove after them but we quickly lost them. "I'm close actually," Stefano says as he continues to type away. His glasses
"Nicola!" I jump out of my bed, grabbing the gun out from under my bed and run downstairs. I get to the living room to see my parents and siblings sitting on the couches. Are you fucking kidding me? I glare at my family and toss my gun at my dad. "I'm going back to bed," I say to them before I turn to head upstairs. "Figlio," My dad says and I look over my shoulder, "sit down. We have to discuss something. "I see Stefano trying to hold back a laugh as I go back to the seat after standing there for a minute, "what's so important?" "Me," Aurora smirks and flips her hair over her shoulder. She's in a much better mood than last night. "It's about the dealers you dealt with the other night," Stefano says, signs of laughter gone from his face. "They weren't a big group," I shrug my shoulders, "killed half their men." "Exactly, half," dad states. "Now Stefano please share the news of your brothers newest 'maid.'" "That Elle chick?" I ask, making Stef nod. "What's she got to do with a
Danielle's POV:"Calm down Scarlett. I know that you are excited, but I feel like security wants to throw you out," I tell her as she paces back and forth, squealing her excitement. "Seriously. The security hasn't stopped looking at you. Just take a seat.""Aunty?" Rose says and Scarlett looks at her, "you make me dizzy.""Sorry Rosey," Scar apologizes
Nicola's POV:"The city is gorgeous," the black haired girl said when we got back into the hotel. "I could live here.""Indeed," I reply, "Vieste is meraviglioso.""Mommy?" the little girl asks Elle, "can we wook at da fwowers?" Nicola's POV:"What the fuck are you doing here?" I ask him once I reach him. The sand is sticking to my feet as I walk towards him. His arms are crossed over his chest and he has a smirk on his face."The important question is, what is Nicola Rosi doing with a woman and a child?" He asks but laughs at the end."She's a stubborn ass and won't leave for
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Nicola's POV:"What the fuck are you doing here?" I ask him once I reach him. The sand is sticking to my feet as I walk towards him. His arms are crossed over his chest and he has a smirk on his face."The important question is, what is Nicola Rosi doing with a woman and a child?" He asks but laughs at the end."She's a stubborn ass and won't leave for
Danielle's POV:It's been two days since asshole, that's what I'm calling the one gang guy, came to get Rose and me. He said his name was Michele but I honestly don't believe. I know his last name is actually Rosi because he owns the hotel. How I know that is because all the workers keep calling him boss.Luca has stayed with asshole. I still haven't spoken to Luca about anything. I avoid him at all costs. It just brings back too many memories and it scares me honestly. Rose has taken a liking to both men, co
"I think Rose is too tired to continue," I say as Rose lays her head on my shoulder. Scar is holding the purple pony and the giraffe that Rose had won. It took her almost an hour to win the giraffe. "We should probably get back to the hotel.""I'll take Fiore," Rosi says as I hand Rose over to Rosi. "Don't you have to tell Logan and Scarlett."I glare at him as he smirks at me. Scar gives me a confused expression as I look over at my two friends. Rosi walks ahead of us with Rose. "Bella, Fiore," someone says as they shake my shoulder. "We are here. You need to wake up."My eyes open and I realize that Rose is leaning on my shoulder, still sleeping. I unbuckle my seatbelt before I undo do Rose's. I get out of the car and pick her up. There are two men who are outside now that are grabbing our luggage from the trunk."Over here Elle," Rosi says as he walks towards two large wooden doors. "Welcome to your new home." With that he opens the doors and leads us inside. There is a large chandelier as
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"Bella, Fiore," someone says as they shake my shoulder. "We are here. You need to wake up."My eyes open and I realize that Rose is leaning on my shoulder, still sleeping. I unbuckle my seatbelt before I undo do Rose's. I get out of the car and pick her up. There are two men who are outside now that are grabbing our luggage from the trunk."Over here Elle," Rosi says as he walks towards two large wooden doors. "Welcome to your new home." With that he opens the doors and leads us inside. There is a large chandelier as