Eye contact, how souls catch fire.
The car halted in front of the church. I was so busy in my thoughts that I didn't even realize how fast we reached, I gazed at the church through the window it was a small but beautiful.
This is the place from where everything will change the moment I step inside.
I will step inside as an immature normal teenager girl, But will walk out with a new identity and purpose. I will be a women, and most of all wife of a mafia leader.
Everything is going to change forever I wouldn't be able to back down now.
Am I ready?
Am I willing to sacrifice my happiness, freedom and family for an agreement?
Yes! Definitely yes, I'll do it for my family. I'm not brave as Rose, I cannot run away and not think about my family.
I would be worried sick, It would be impossible to move on, I would always have guilt eating me up.
I may be strong but this is something I can't bear. Family over everything I believe.
Everett opened his side of the door and stepped outside. He walked towards my side and opened the door, he held his hand in front of me. I took a deep breathe.
I gently placed my hand in his extended one. He helped me out of the car.
We started walking towards the entrance. It seemed like forever to reach the stairs. I felt like each of my foot was tied down by 100 kg wait. Each step had my heart racing wildly.
Second thoughts were clouding my mind. "you still got time tina.'' my Subconscious said "turn around and look what you are leaving behind your FREEDOM'', "He is a mafia lord tina... he's cruel'' I stopped midway and took a deep breathe.
"Tina?'' Everett asked concerned. "I'm fine.'' I forced a smile on my face.
You cannot back out now tina. I gave myself a prep talk clearly ignoring my subconscious. Your brother's life is in danger think about Mom, Dad, Bridget, William.
Oh William.. he is just a kid entering his teenage days. He needs a family more than anything right now.
"Let's go'' I pulled Everett a little. He stared at me then nodded. We entered the church and I fealt like my heart would explode any moment. I was trying to regulate my breathing without Everett noticing which was clearly hard.
Dad was standing at the corner his head low like he was in deep thought. "Dad'' I whispered. He looked up at me slowly as he was unsure to look at me. We made eye contact, His eyes were red. He's been crying.
"Princess'' dad walked towards me with slow steps. He cupped my face with trembling hands "you are the most beautiful bride I have ever seen.'' a tear escaped my eye. I chuckled "and you are the most emotional dad I've ever seen.'' I tried to lighten the mood. We both chuckled lightly.
"I'm sorry.'' Everett's Voice cracked. He started to cry "Ever..'' he cut me "No Tina.. Let me say this.. Please.'' he begged me with his eyes. I stood there waiting for him to complete.
"I'm sorry Tina that I could not be the best brother. I'm sorry that I failed everyone I disappointed you all. It was my duty to keep you all save But.. I am the worst son, husband, father and brother'' he cried hard at the last part.
"Shh! You are my lad.. You are anything but a disappointment.'' Dad took us both in a bear hug and kissed our foreheads "let's do this.'' I said and received small smiles in response.
Both of them took my one arm and stood at my each side. I wanted both dad and Everett to walk me down the aisle. I don't care what the traditions are. Nothing is happening according to my choice, At least one thing should happen as I desire, It is my wedding too.
The doors opened. And I couldn't help but let out a shaky breathe. Dad rubbed soothing circles at my back, That felt better.
I gazed down my feet the whole time we walked down the aisle. I could not look around me. I knew one glance around and I'll fall apar I could feel the piercing gaze of everyone on me.
You can do this Valentina you are strong.
Suddenly we all stopped. And so did my heart for a brief second. This must be the hundredth time that my heart stopped in the past 10 minutes.
I knew what was going to happen.
This is it.
Infront of me stands the priest and my future husband. I still had my gaze down.
Dad took my right hand and moved it forward. I followed my gaze with my hand. Another big and strong hand came in my view.
Dad gently placed my hand in the outstretched hand of my future husband. I closed my eyes.
As soon as our skin came in contact and he clasped my hand, My eyes opened quickly. And with all my strength that was left in me. I lifted my eyes and looked in the eyes of his.
My breathe hitched.
Stormy grey eyes were staring back at my ocean blue ones. We both stared at each other. His piercing grey eyes they were like a raging storm.
They resembled like the grey angry clouds that would come before it rain heavily.
They were blank but I found myself lost and mesmerized by them.
He had a firm but strong grip of my hand. His hands were so big compared to my small one's.
Someone cleared their throat making us both come out of our trance.
I could tell he was also observing me the same way as I was doing with him.
Alessandro gently tugged my hand motioning me to step forward. I climbed the two small steps and then stood in front of him.
We both stared at each other for a brief moment then he turned his attention towards the priest.
The priest addressed the guest and started with the ceremony. I didn't give much attention to what he said, All my attention was towards Alessandro.
He was gorgeous no breathtaking no beautiful, what happened to me I asked disbelieved to myself.
But he was handsome no doubt how could I not compliment this handsome devil.
He was like a mythological Greek God. With his tan skin, Straight nose, High cheekbones, His jaw...
It could slice through a thin paper that's how sharp his jaw was. He was 6'4, I was nothing as compared to him. He was muscular. More muscular then Antonio and Angelo. But it suited him he looked so intimidating and mysterious.
My gaze flicked to his stormy orbs that have left me mesmerized the moment I stared in them.
His eyes they were so cold and emotionless. When we first stared in each others eyes. He had no sign of emotion in them, They were blank. And that is what was making me restless. How can someone's eyes be so..
He didn't glance at me even once and there was me who could not move her eyes from this fine specimen who Would be my husband soon.
I felt happy for the first time after all the chaos. Atleast I'll have a handsome husband, I hold back my Chuckle.
It was pretty clear he was also forced in this marriage like Rose. He was ready to get done with the wedding and move on in his life like it was a simple business meeting.
The priest voice cut in through my thoughts.
"Alessandro Romano, do you take Valentina Smith to be your wedded wife, to live together in marriage? Do you promise to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and health, and forsaking all others, be faithful only to her, for as long as you both shall live?"
Antonio translated the vows in italian to Alessandro. I didn't even notice Antonio and Angelo were standing beside him the whole time. I was so caught up figuring this mysterious men in front of me.
I was confused does Alessandro not understand english?
"lo voglio" "I do" came his deep voice. His voice was so deep hr had a thick accent, ofcourse he is italian after all.
I swear an electric shock went through my whole body when I heard his rich voice. His voice was as hard as his personality.
It was time for me to say those two words, the words that will tie me to this men for my whole life until death do us apart.
After I utter those words, I'll no longer have a free will. I'll be part of the most dangerous mafia in the world. My life will take a 360° turn.
The priest faced me and started to repeat the same vows.
"Valentina Smith, do you take Alessandro Romano to be your wedded husband, to live together in marriage? Do you promise to love him, comfort him, honor and keep him for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and health, and forsaking all others, be faithful only to him, for as long as you both shall live?"
My mind was pulling me in two different directions. One was pushing me to accept my new life and the other was reminding me of how big of a mistake I was doing.
The priest gave me an annoyed look, Because I was being late. He probably has more weddings to attend that's why he looks in a hurry.
I looked at Alessandro he was looking straight. Not even glancing at me. This is how my life is going to be I guess him ignoring me till eternity.
I took a deep breathe "I do'' I said softly. Alessandro gazed at me as soon as the words left my lips. He seemed shocked but it went as fast as it came. Maybe I'm being delusional.
Suddenly Alessandro grabbed my left hand my hand and pulled it towards him. I stared at him with panic.
What is he doing?
He then slipped a beautiful ring in my ring finger It was beautiful. It was slightly tight. After all it was rose size not mine. The thought made me sad but I brushed if off.
Mom gave me a ring. I took a hold of Alessandro's hand, my heart beat quickened. No it was not because of love at first sight it was because I was nervous and scared. I slipped the ring in his finger. It was a simple band. I retreated my hand quickly.
All this time he stood their emotionless.
"I now pronounce you Husband and wife, you may kiss the bride'' the preast announced. My breathe hitched.
That god damn priest! now he is not late for his other weddings?
Alessandro leaned in towards me. His eyes staring back at mine. He's my husband I can't stop him. I closed my eyes and prepared myself.
But what he did surprised me. He gave my cheek a quick peck barely even touching my skin with his lips.
I opened my eyes in shock only to meet his stormy ones staring back at me.
"Trouble usually finds me"~UNKNOWN"There is one more thing left." Antonio's voice made us stop staring each other."What is it now?" Dad asked a bit irritated. "She has to sign an agreement.." Antonio started."What??? Another agreement? Antonio I think we already passed the agreement stage! I'm not going to let my sister sign some pathetic agreement like me." Everett snarled."You have no say in this!! She's our property now." Antonio said sharply."Now where was I... You have to sign an Agreement." Antonio pointed me.A bodyguard came from somewhere with a brief case in hand. He opened it and gave some papers to Antonio, then bowed respectfully. Antonio dismissed him with a slight wave.Antonio studied the papers, after a moment he nodded approvingly."Here" he handed me the papers, I took them gently. Another guard stepped forward and retrieved a pen from his breast pocket he gave it to antonio who passed it to me.
"Murder is like potato chips, you can't stop with just one"~ STEPHEN KINGI felt someone shake me lightly waking me up from my dreamless slumber. I opened my eyes, Ella was smiling at me."Ma'am we have reached our destination." It took me a while to remember where I was and what destination she is talking about.Oh yeah I'm married and in italy now. I gazed infront of me to look for my husband who was no where to be seen.Ella must have noticed it "sir is waiting for you outside." I nodded and stood up slowly, a blanket fell from my lap on the floor. I'm sure I slept without any blanket, it must be Ella who covered me."Thank you" I smiled at her only to receive a confused look but she smiled back nonetheless.I walked outside. The warm October air hit my face, The sun was hiding behind some clouds giving a beautiful orange red colour scenery.Outside there were 20 cars with 4 guards standing with each car. Angelo was standing with A
"It may not be home but it is an adventure."~UNKNOWNAntonio opened my door and held his hand out for me, when did he came here so fast? I gently grabbed his awaiting hand and moved out of the SUV.I started walking behind him. We climbed 3 small steps and came in front of the beautiful front door, I could tell it was made of expensive wood, it had round circle shaped handles on each of the two doors to knock with, it was royal type.Before Antonio could ring the bell. The doors were opened by someone, it was like they opened by themselves because there was no one in sight to greet us.Antonio tugged my hand gently and I continued to go inside with him. We entered through the door, I looked around and saw that there was actually an old lady standing besides the door with her hands folded in front of her.She must be the one who opened the doors, she wore a neat maids dress with her greying hairs in a tight bun. She was old but had a kind aura aro
Be somebody nobody thought you could be.~UNKNOWNI woke up by some sounds, I fluttered my eyes open and was confused for a second then I realized I was no longer at home with the feeling of comfort of people I love surrounding me.Now I'm in a whole new country with strangers and apparently married. Married? Alessandro? I rememberedThen again I heard some sounds that were coming from the washroom, I think it's Alessandro. The thought made me nervous."On" I spoke softly and the dark room was filled with light. I glanced around the room and their on the sofa his waist coat was placed, that he wore at our wedding.I stared at it for sometime. Should I leave it or place it in the closet neatly like a good wife. Mom would've been proud if I did the latter.I sighed and moved out of the bed, I picked up the coat and gazed at it.It had blood spots on it which made me shudder in disgust, as I was about to make my way to the closet the wash
Stars, hide your fires: Let not light see my black and deep desires.~WilliamShakespeareI woke up after a much needed beauty sleep. I stretched then turned around to see the other side empty.I was kind of relieved to find that Alessandro left early, I didn't wanted to face him after my rant last night.I looked around the room it was dark, even though it was morning I checked the time it was 10:07 am. The sun was up but the curtains were closed.I was feeling suffocated by this darkness I wanted light. I quickly went to the curtains and opened them without wasting a moment.Instantly the warm rays of the sun hit my skin and the room was bright with the natural light. I smiled feeling that I can breathe now.I hated it when mom used to wake me up like this she would come in my room and open the curtains all the way making the light hit my face directly, but now I realize how important this natural light is.It gives you a fee
Follow your soul, it knows the way.~UnknownTwo days.Two days since Alessandro left me in this dark place, two days since I have seen light, two days since I've seen any human, Two days since I've eaten anything.And two days since I have decided to make Alessandro's every living moment hell.What? You thought I would sit here cry and plead and when he comes I would turn into the perfect wife.No! Never! With the things I faced I'm more then tempted to break the rules.The two days in this confined dark space gave me alot of time to think.I thought about all the things that happened 2 days ago, about how just because of opening the curtains Alessandro turned into a beast.I realized Alessandro is not normal, no normal human being would act that way. I should've guessed it the moment I gazed in his eyes on our wedding day.They were void of any emotion any feeling.Anger is what I definitely felt on the first
If it doesn't burn a little then what's the point of playing with fire?~ BridgettDevoueThird person P.O.VThe maids were busy cleaning around the mansion, they were spread across all the floors according to there duties.They were allowed on all floors except theCapo'sfloor, only Christine was allowed there.One of the maids Sara was dusting the stairs, she was near theCapo'sfloor but would not dare to step a foot there. She would complete her work and turn around.She was humming a song to herself concentrated in her work when a sudden smell hit her nostrils.She paused her work and sniffed the air, the smell hit her again with some smoke entering her nostrils as well, this time she coughed after sniffing.It smelt like something was burning she glanced down the stairs to see if someone burned something in the kitchen, but everyo
Just be with me. We'll figure out the details later.~Perry PoetryFor rest of the day I was left all alone in my room not even Christine came in to ask for food.I was standing by the window gazing at the stars. The nights here in Italy are a little chilly compared to the warm days.But nevertheless everything about here is beautiful and refreshing.The sky is full of stars, I found myself gazing at them for the past hour and thinking about all the thinks most of all my husband.No matter how bad experience we have had with each other in the past I feel myself attracted towards him.I can't say I like him yet but he has turned tolerable for me, I don't see myself getting angry at him.I know he killed people, slapped me and locked me in a