"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
Luca woke the next morning and found himself in Emma's room. He is still supporting his back on the headboard, but Emma somehow slides down a little in her sleep.Now her head is on his bare chest and her arms are holding him around his waist. He looked at the time and noticed, he woke up later than usual.Now it's 7.30 and he usually wakes up at 6 am.He looked at her sleeping face. She is looking much cuter than usual. She is snuggling to his side, just like the kitten he calls her.Luca smiled at this.He knows she has to go to her college. Her classes will start from today. So he tried to wake her up."Kitten, wake up" he softly patted her cheek.Emma is still sleepy. She was awake until the early hours talking to him. She did not remember when she slept."5 minutes Luca. I am sleepy" she mumbled sleepily.He smiled at her in amusement.So he let her sleep for a little longer.He texted Marco to find out whe
Emma felt uncomfortable sitting beside this guy. It's her first time sitting beside someone, who is of her age."I am Oliver" the boy introduced himself."Emma," she said just barely turning her head towards him.Oliver smiled widened."I saw you yesterday in the cafe," he shared."Oh," Emma responded.Oliver noticed that Emma is a shy girl. He liked her when he saw her yesterday. He wanted to talk to her, but she left before he got a chance.He is in his third year, and he was postponing taking this class. This is important and he is bored of this subject. He is glad he delayed it this long. He got to sit beside this cute girl for the rest of the semester.Emma on the other hand is observing him through her peripheral vision.She noticed he kept sneaking glances at her every now and then throughout the class.This is all new to her, so she felt a little uncomfortable.Emanuel and Smith noticed everything from where t
Emma looked around the college campus and at the students happily smiling and laughing with each other.This is their normal life, a normal routine.Emma looked at the two imposing shadows following behind Lizzy and her.'This is my normal life. I can never be carefree like the other students. Once you are born into this world, you die in this world. There is no going away from this' Emma thought bitterly.She always noticed Amber, her elder step-sister partying and laughing with her friends. She always felt like, it's a privilege to be born into this life.Emma never understood the appeal. She craved a normal life, just like these people around her.She thought about the boy, who sat beside her. Emma understood he must have liked her. If she was anyone but herself, she would have peeked at him now and then, just like he kept looking at her.But she is Emma coste. No, Emma Vitiello. That boy has no place in her life. It's not fair for
He slowly pulled her into his lap."Now tell me, what's wrong?" he asked her softly.Now thinking about it, Emma felt silly. She came to him and disturbed his work only because she is feeling sad."It's nothing" Emma brushed it off as unimportant to get into his attention.Luca didn't like the tone or the embarrassed look she has on her face. She is not meeting his eyes and looking at his shoulder instead.He pulled her head towards him, which forced her to look at him."Now you are keeping things from me?" he asked her.Emma immediately shook her head in denial."No, it's just stupid" she mumbled with embarrassment."If it's bothering you, then it's not stupid. You tell me, I will decide if it's stupid or not" he told her.Emma laid her head on his shoulder and tucked her head under his chin.Luca tightened his hold around her waist."A boy sat beside me in the class today" she confessed.Luca stiffened a