Emma looked at the Hamburger with happiness shining in her eyes.
Luca looked at her fondly, who looks excited looking at her Hamburger.
'I never saw a woman becoming this happy for just a hamburger' he thought.
"Thank you, Mr. Vi...I mean, Luca," she said with a huge smile on her face.
He liked his name on her lips. Soft and alluring.
"Eat," he said indicating her burger.
She nodded her head and started to take huge bites from her burger.
She is sitting on his couch crossed-legged, holding her burger with both hands.
After taking a couple of bites, she looked at him with her cheeks puffed up and with sauce stains across her right cheek and her fingers.
He stood up and approached her slowly, not to scare her. He wiped the sauce from her cheek with a tissue, before going back to sit on his chair.
Emma beamed at him, with her dimples on full display.
"You are not eating? Oh, your food became cold. Should
Luca went out with some work after breakfast.Emma joined Lizzie in the backyard. They were discussing their college and their schedule.Their college would be starting from the next day. Emma is excited and terrified at the same time."They have an introduction ceremony for the freshman tomorrow. The Principle will introduce about the college and then we have to go and get our schedules from the admin department" Lizzie told Emma.Emma never got a chance to experience student life in her 19 years of life. She is excited about the new experience.But when she remembers her stepsister's friends, who are awful to her, she started feeling anxious.If she has to endure that kind of behavior daily, then she'd rather stay home and homeschooled again."Hey, where did you go?" Lizzie asked Emma, who is zoned out.Emma shook her head to gather herself."Nothing, I just have mixed feelings about tomorrow
Luca finished dressing himself, as he was disturbed earlier by the barking of that dog. When he was done, he pocketed his wallet and secured a gun behind him in his holster, and two small throw knives in his socks.Lizzie and her brother Marco were discussing something."I thought you are the one behind the dog," Marco said with a shudder."Nope, it's all Emma" Lizzie replied and assured his brother."Boss hates pets. No wonder he asked to throw it out" Marco said.Lizzie snorted at his assessment."You just wait and see. That dog will come back in just another couple of hours" Lizzie said with confidence.Marco looked at his sister firmly. He knows his boss better than she does. His boss hates pets. So that dog will not come back, he thought with confidence."It will not. I know our boss better than you do. He will not allow it" Marco said firmly.Lizzie laughed at her brother's ignorance.Marco looked at h
Emma stiffened when Luca hugged her. No one bothered to console her when she was sad. This is the first time someone is trying to console her.This is the first time she was being hugged by someone either. She tentatively wrapped her arms around him as her tears slipped down her eyes.Luca didn't understand what possessed him to hug his Kitten. But the sight of her crying is something he prefers never to see again.Her dimpled smile is his favorite. He prefers her always smiling and laughing. Not like this, sad and crying.But this felt nice, hugging this little kitten. When she tentatively wrapped her arms around him, he felt a strange tug in his heart.'What have you done Gio? You gave up your life for me and then sent me to go find your sister, who is killing me with her innocence and kindness. Will, I will ever be able to let her go?' he thought.When he felt wetness through his shirt, he pulled back a little and looked at her watery eyes.
"Yes, I am angry. Who does he think he is? He demanded 10%. Isn't it too much?" David ranted angrily.All the others adjusted in their seats uncomfortably."If you don't like it, then choose another route. It's useless to bitch behind his back like a housewife" Peter Jackson, the mob boss who controls the Chicago underworld said sarcastically.He is one among the ten, along with Luca and Matteo. He too likes Luca and respects the guy a lot. Luca is younger than Peter by a couple of years.Luca saved Peters, sister, from the Russians, when she was kidnapped. Since then, Peter became loyal to Luca.After his comment, everyone around the room laughed at David, making him even more irritable and angry."If I have any other route, then would I ask him to permit to use his territory?" David snapped angrily."If I am you, I would be really careful about what I talk about Luca" Gilbert warned.Gilbert is another one among the ten. He and
The next morning, Emma got up earlier than usual and got ready with lots of nervous energy. She looked at the shots and tops which Lizzie picked out for her. But decided against it.She chooses a black summer dress, that reaches her knees. The sleeves are ruffled and she twisted her hair into a one-sided French twist.When she looked in the mirror, she liked how she looked.Luca was planning to visit the troublemaker David and send him to his maker. He wore dark clothes. A black t-shirt and black jeans, to blend in easily.He was talking with the underboss of texas when he saw Emma nervously walking with her dog."Kitten?" he called her.Emma looked up at him and her dog ran over to where he is standing and stood beside his legs.Emma looked at her dog with surprise."He likes you" she commented.Luca smiled at her. He didn't care about the dog. If it makes her happy, then that's all he wants."Why are you up and
Luca strode out after he left Emma. When he saw Marco, he remembered the way he was staring at Emma.He approached Marco with long angry strides and lifted him off the ground by his neck.Marco struggled to free himself from Luca's grasp. But he failed miserably."If you ever look at Emma again, I will kill you" he warned him again.Marco nodded as much as he could.Luca let him go and Marco slid down onto the ground.Smith and Emanuel, who just exchanged their shifts with the night guards, looked at what happened with horror.They heard the threat loud and clear, even though Luca said in just above a whisper. They know why he didn't warn Marco loudly. Boss doesn't want Miss Emma to hear anything.'I wonder how many college kids we have to warn like that in the course of four years' Smith and Emanuel wondered.As soon as Luca came out, Lizzie slipped inside the mansion. She didn't see any of this.Luca sat inside the vehicl
Luca just landed in Louisiana, when his phone started ringing. Only a couple of people know this number.He looked at the caller id and smiled."Hello Kitten, is everything alright?" he asked her.When Emma heard his voice, she knows he would make everything alright."No, the lady in the admin department is saying that my name is not registered in this year's freshman list" Emma confessed.Emma didn't know whom to ask other than Luca. So she called him."Give the phone to that lady," Luca said evenly."Ok," Emma said and took the phone to where the lady is sitting."Phone, can you talk on the phone please" Emma requested softly.The lady nodded and took the phone from Emma."Hello?" the lady answered rudely."Luca Vitiello" he gave the lady his name.She immediately stood up from her chair with panic."Sir, what do you want me to do?" Now her attitude is completely changed."The girl who handed
Emma tossed and turned in her bed. She knows Luca went out of the city. But she wants to share her first-day experience with him.It's exciting, a little nervous, and a whole lot of fun.Emma looked at the time for the 10th time in the last one hour.'It's 12.30, he said he would be back by midnight. But where is he? Is he stuck there with work? Is he not coming back tonight?' Emma wondered.'I will go and sleep on the couch. That way, if he comes back, I will know' Emma thought.She walked out of her room but turned around when she forgot to carry a blanket.After he was done in Louisiana, Luca was invited to a wine and dine party by his Texas underboss Carter."No" Luca replied when Marco passed on the message to him.Marco looked at him with confusion. Usually, Luca would not reject these kinds of invitations. He believes in making appearances and makes his power known.But today his mind is reminding him of Emma's sad look an