Frank Costello was sitting in his study, looking at some documents. He lost all of his fortune and business when the Russians attacked him and he along with his family and a few close members escaped barely.
Now he is living a life of an ordinary made man, in another Mafia boss's territory. This is so insulting for him, as he was a boss for a very big family in the past. Now, he is living under another mob boss's protection, who is half his age.
But he has a plan under motion. For that plan to work out, he needs his younger daughter Emma. The daughter is born out of wedlock.
He still remembers the time when he kidnapped her mother Grace.
He had no intention of sleeping with Grace when he kidnapped her. All he wanted was to scare her husband a little and let him leave the cocaine he snatched away from his men in his port.
The mafia usually controls the ports in its region, for the import and export of drugs, weapons, etc.
At that time, his men had faced an issue and had to en route and dock their Boat in the port controlled by Deluca's.
The DeLuca's are not the most powerful in the underworld. But they still have some weight for their name. They act as the middlemen between the higher-ups and the goons.
Since the drugs were found in their port, they seized them. The cost of that consignment was 10 million dollars.
So Frank became extremely angry and kidnapped his wife Grace. She is a very beautiful woman. So naturally, he was tempted. He forced her for the first couple of times, then she came to him willingly. They had Emma. But Grace found out about his wife Nora, so she ran away in the middle of the night.
Since then he gave the responsibility of raising Emma to one of his trusted Man and his wife, who is also their Chef.Since she is young, he knows Emma will be as pretty as her mother. Since he doesn't want to cause more trouble for himself with his wife and her father, who is Frank's financial backer. So he instructed to hide Emma's face with ugly makeup.
That way, he doesn't have to worry about her falling in love with someone and losing her virginity.
In their world, a virgin bride has more value than the others. He knows she will be very useful for him in the future. So he let her stay under his roof as a maid.
He was busy in his study with work when one of his men announced the arrival of none other than Luca Vitiello.
Luca is cold and ruthless. Frank never saw a person who is devoid of any emotions before. He could be a psychopath or he is very good at hiding his emotions.
But whenever he looked at Luca, Frank felt like he might belong to the former group.Frank once saw Luca torturing a man for information. Frank's stomach rolled with disgust at the amount of blood he saw that day.
But in the entire process, Luca never showed an ounce of emotion. Not even his eyes flickered at all. He did everything mechanically as if he is not torturing a man within an inch of his life and draining his blood until the very last drop.Frank still shuddered remembering that day.
He is utterly scared of Luca Vitiello. That man's gaze is hawks' gaze. He never misses a single detail.
Luca could kill just because he is feeling like it. So everyone traded carefully around him.So Frank immediately went out to greet the Boss.
"Mr. Vitiello, what a pleasant surprise," Frank said. His back is bent like he is bowing in front of Luca.
Luca looked at the man coldly.
"If my visit is so pleasant, then why are you sweating so much?" Luca commented casually, making Frank jump with fright.
He immediately wiped away his seat using his dress shirt.
"Much better" Luca commented.He is looking around the house, just standing in the middle of the living room.
This house has a kitchen on the right along with an attached dining area. Right opposite the main door is the door leading to the back yard. That is where Emma is working currently.
Luca eyed her, her palms are dirty and she is hiding her face with her dirty makeup.Frank followed Luca's gaze and started to panic when he found Emma at the end of it.
She is his golden goose, whom he is trying to sell up to the highest bidder. He will gain millions for her body.
But the way Luca is looking at Emma is making him feel uneasy.'Did he look past her ugly makeup?' he thought fearfully.
"She is a maid in my house" he supplied helpfully, trying to divert his attention.
"I want her" Luca's words fell on him like a ton of bricks.
"B..b..but Mr. Vitiello, she is just a maid" Frank stressed the word Maid.
"Then it shouldn't be a problem to give her to me. Is it?" Luca asked starting directly at Frank.
Luca's presence as intimidating as it is. But he looks at you directly, one will feel breathless and suffocating.
"Yes, yes" Frank bobbed his head in agreement.
Luca extended his palm towards Marco, who placed a stack of papers on Luca's palm.
He gave the papers to Frank.Frank took the papers and opened them obediently to read the content.
He paled instantly by looking at the transactions of drugs under his name.Frank is selling drugs in Luca's area without his permission. He thought as long as he doesn't sell directly, he will not get in trouble with Luca. But it looks like, he found out anyway.
Frank immediately collapsed on the ground and caught Luca's feet with both of his hands.
"Please Mr. Vitiello, please don't kill me" Frank pleaded pitifully.
Luca simply stepped aside, away from Frank's reach.
By now, this scene caught the attention of everyone around them. Even Emma looked behind her when she heard a commotion near the entrance.
She paled instantly when she noticed the man who kidnapped her last night starting right back at her. She started to shiver with fear. She thought of running away, but the man moved his head from left to right and back as if he read her mind and is telling her that it's a bad idea.
He crooked his index finger and motioned for her to come near him.
She saw her father on the floor, pleading with her kidnapper not to kill him.Sweat started to trickle down her back with fear.
She slowly walked towards the man with her muddy palms. When she reached within a couple of feet from that man, he roughly pulled her towards him.
Emma gasped with fear and shielded her face from the oncoming blow. But to her surprise, that never happened.
When she peeked at him between her muddy palms, he is looking at her coldly as if waiting for her to move her palms away.She looked at her father again and slowly lowered her palms.
He snatched her ugly glasses from her face and braces from her mouth, before throwing them on the ground. The glasses broke on impact, making her jump a little.
"Never come in front of me wearing these ugly things" he warned her coldly.
Luca held Emma by her elbow and led her towards his vehicle. Muddy hands and all.Luca could feel the girl's fear and anxiety.
She is shivering violently and constantly looking behind her at her father. She is hoping that he might help her. Her father is useless and in this moment, he might be concerned more about his life than his daughter.
'Selfish prick' Luca thought.
Emma was led towards the car before someone opened the back door for her to slide inside the car.But she is shivering with fear and she is sure this guy might kill her just like that.She didn't slide inside immediately. She wanted to resist and run away as far away from him as possible.Luca is losing his patience with her. He still has a strong and unyielding hold on her elbow. It's quite evident that she is scared. But she will be better off without her father."You wouldn't want me to lose my patience with you Little kitten. It's already scarce to be found within me" Luca warned her with a cold tone making Emma jump with fear.She immediately sat inside the vehicle without further delay.She sat as far away from him as possible. She is trying the make herself look small and barely visible, which is impossible.Luca nodded at the driver who looked at him for permission to start the vehicle. They drove away from
Emma sat on her bed in a daze after that scary man left her alone in her new home. From what he explained to her, he bought her here to protect her from her father.He also talked about her mother and stepbrother, who is apparently dead. He enrolled her in to a college and now she can really study and chase her dream of being a doctor.She saw the envelope he mentioned and gingerly tried to take it into her hands.That's when she noticed her muddy hands. Now the mud is completely dried up and her clothes are stained with mud and whatnot.She wrinkled her nose and decided to wash up a little.She looked around and found two closed doors. She tentatively approached and opened the first one, and opened it.Emma gasped when she saw a walk-in closet full of women's clothes, shoes, sandals, and even underwear were neatly stacked on a shelf."Oh my" she whispered in surprise.Emma never saw such beautiful clothes before.
Emma and Lizzie became inseparable. Lizzie told her everything about Emma's mother and brother. She heard her father and her brother Marco, who is a right-hand man of Mr. Vitiello.She told Emma more than Luca shared with her. Now Emma has a vague idea of why she was brought here.Lizzie took her to her first salon appointment. She made Emma wax every inch of her body, much to Emma's displeasure.Her frizzy and dull hair is now neatly trimmed and shaped, thanks to Lizzie.It's been 4 weeks since the day she came here. Initially, Emma was terrified. But soon she warmed up to the house and the grumpy bodyguards around her. They have a chef who is an older man named Peter. He adores Emma to bits. Peter used to be a made man who used to work for Luca's father. But he lost his wife and daughter in an accident. He was severely injured as well. He became handicapped. Now he is using a artificial leg to walk. Then Luca offered him a
Luca went into his study and loosened his tie and removed his jacket before sitting behind his desk. He unbuttoned his cuffs and folded them twice.Marco is still in a daze.'Is something wrong with the boss? Why is he acting differently with Emma Costello? Is it because that she is Gio DeLuca's sister? But he was there when he met her the first time. There is nothing but coldness in his eyes and voice. But today, he has shown just a fraction of gentleness, when talking to her. What is happening here?' Marco thought with confusion.Luca wanted to throw away his mud-stained suit jacket. It's expensive, but it's stained.But when he saw her perfect handprints on it, for some odd reason, he wanted to keep it with him. So he draped it behind his chair, to let the mud dry out completely. So that the shape of her handprint will stay the same.Marco noticed that simple moment and misunderstood his boss's intentions."
Marco is currently holding Luca's mobile phone with him. As soon as the food was served his mobile rang with an incoming call. Marco looked at the caller id and noticed it as an important call. So he promptly handed the phone to Luca.Emma's face became red, and tears are pooling in her eyes. She didn't dare to raise her head or make a sound to disturb Luca, who is on the phone, talking to someone.Peter is looking at Emma with worry.'This poor child. She cannot handle spicy foods' he thought sadly.Emma is struggling to finish the sandwich. She doesn't want to anger Mr.Vitiello. She is grateful for what he is doing for her. So doesn't want him to think about her as ungrateful. So she just kept eating, even though her stomach started to ache and burn with the spicy food she is eating.Luca finished his call and handed it over to Marco, who is still standing behind him without looking back.Luca looked at Emma, who is lookin
I don't remember a time when I wasn't being groomed to step into my father's shoes and run the underworld in which I was brought up. There wasn't a hiccup when I took over, tightening up the operation and bringing the family into the twenty-first century.I'm not a good man by any means.I've killed. I've intimidated. My business practices are illegal, immoral—and they make me a lot of money. I've got no intention of going legit any time soon, or never.I was always trained to be cold and detached from my surroundings and mostly from people's emotions. I was not even allowed to cry when my mother died.'Men will never cry' my father said sternly when he saw my tears.I immediately wiped my tears and stood near her cassette, as if the woman lying inside there is not my mother.Since then, I have never felt any kinds of emotional attachments or detachments to people or their pains.But ever since Emma, I am fi
After Luca left the mansion in anger, Emma felt bad. She doesn't want to trouble him at all. Even though he is scary, he is considerate. Emma can never repay his kindness. So she tried to be compliant and not at all troublesome.But all she did was to make him angry.'I couldn't have told him that the food he is providing me is not to my taste. I am doing nothing but sit and have fun with Lizzie' she thought.Emma felt bad about how she made him mad.'He came after 1 month and you drove him away within hours' Emma scolded herself.'I would have asked Lizzie for some help on how to apologize to Mr.Vitiello' Emma thought sadly.After thinking for a couple of minutes, Emma finally came up with an idea.'I ruined his Lunch. He didn't even eat half his sandwich before I ruined everything. So I will cook him dinner' she thought happily.She rushed downstairs and ran into the kitchen."Unc
Luca led a very scared Emma towards his office.She is scared of her surroundings. She knows about night clubs, but she never thought they will be like this.She is still shaking with fear. The suggestive looks which were thrown towards her are scary.'Attention from men is scary' she concluded in her innocent mind.Tasha is still standing in his office after Luca and Marco left."Who is coming? Is that someone more important than me? I need to bring Luca under my control. He is slipping" she thought out loud.She looked up and towards the door when it opened and in came Luca with a girl, who is looking down.Luca looked at Tasha, who is glaring at Emma. His protective instincts took over."Get out" Luca snapped at Tasha.Emma jumped with fright at his tone.Luca pulled Emma closer to him and looked coldly at Tasha.The tone he used is final. Tasha is scared out of her mind. She immediately ru