"God is upto something or the devil wouldn't be fighting you this hard."
The upcoming days were filled with a lot of tension. No one was talking, laughing or even teasing each other. It felt like as if all of us were strangers.
I wasn't used to this environment and it was getting on my nerves.
Everett decided to stay with us till Rose gets married, no one knew who the groom was except for dad and Everett and both of them weren't willing to share anything.
The date for the wedding was fixed, it was to be held on the upcoming Saturday. Today was Tuesday.
Rose was to be married in a small church. The groom's family requested for a small intimate ceremony with only the bride and groom's family present. They had no time for an extravagant wedding.
This request was rising my suspicions about these unknown people, one thing was for sure, they were very dangerous seeing how Everett accidentally spilled out how they can kill us.
No one was answering my questions. I knew there was more to the story. What could Everett had possibly done that now our lives were at risk.
Why the sudden wedding? Why does dad seems like he would beat the shit out of Everett any given minute?
If I asked something they would brush it off. Saying it was not my business.
Ofcourse it was my business, this is my niece who we are talking about. I was sick of them all treating me like a child.
Rose was quite these days and preferred to stay in her room all day. I could understand her situation, if I were at her place I would have behaved the same way.
Being forcefully married to an unknown man at 18, leaving your dreams and aspirations is every normal girls worst nightmare.
After her marriage Rose is going to shift to Italy, her soon to be husband is Italian and he is a well known person there.
He is a businessman, and what little information I could get was that he is a billionaire.
A fucking BILLIONAIRE!!
Why would a billionaire like him wants to marry a middle class girl all of a sudden?
Well I had a lot of questions and no one to answer them. I sighed heavily while shifting in my bed.
The ringing of my phone got me out of my thoughts, it was Olivia.
That bitch, I couldn't stop my grin. She and Sammy are officially in a relationship now.
The thing is, when Sam ran after Olivia that day in school, he found her crying her eyes out in the janitor's room, she accidentally confessed her feelings to him in her emotional state.
Luckily enough Sam bared the same feelings for her, but thought that she was to good for him and was scared to ask her out or worse jeopardize his friendship.
At the end both confessed their undying love for each other and are now happy together.
Well something's going good in my life, I smile at the happy thought.
I talked with Olivia for an hour, catching up on different things mixed with some girls talk. I had not told my friends about the tension going on in my house, I would explain it to them after Rose gets married.
It was time for dinner, Rose was present with us but she was acting a little unusual, I couldn't point it but I sensed it, I don't know if it was just me who was feeling that way. I think I observe things alot unintentionally.
I shrugged the feeling and focused on my delicious mac and cheese that was begging me to eat it.
The next few days were very hectic. Everyone was busy with the preparations and shoppings for the wedding. Even though it was a small wedding there were still some things that needed to be arranged.
We were trying to make this wedding as normal as we could for Rose. She was not interested in anything and told us that we could buy anything we prefer.
Well she can't be blamed.
The big day finally arrived. It was Saturday and everyone was in a hustle, running around the house, dressing up, checking everything at the last minute, this wedding should be perfect for Rose, it would be the only good memory for her of this day.
The wedding was at 4 pm, we had plenty of time as it was 10 am right now.
Rose's wedding dress had just arrived, it was one expensive dress. Luckily we had no budget limit, the groom is a billionaire so we were informed to buy whatever the bride loved.
As for her, she didn't choose anything, so I had to do the selections for her. I know what kind of taste she has in clothes and decorations, it was not a hard task.
I know she would love the dress that I have chosen for her wedding. I take the wedding dress and make my way towards her room. Mom and Bridget were already there talking and smiling while Rose was just nodding her head and replying with a small "hmm'' occasionally.
"The dress is here.'' I semi yelled with a big grin plastered on my face while entering the room. Everyone turned their attention towards me "Rose, are you ready to see your dress?" I smile at her "hmm" she answers with a blank expression.
My smile faltered for a second but I kept it intact to cheer her up, that's the least I could do. "Ok.. 1..2.. andddd 333" I prolong the last number dramatically and open the zipper of the cover in which the dress was packed safely.
I take out the dress and hold it out in front of Rose.
She actually showed some emotion after the whole time. I had to hold back my happy tears.
"So??" I ask getting impatient. "Its.. Its marvellous.'' she whispers staring at the dress in awee.
"You like it?" I question again with the grin still plastered on my face. "like?? I love it.'' she says while holding the dress in her hands now.
The dress was designed by her favorite designer.
Rose has always told me that how she would love to wear her favorite designers dress on her wedding day, but it was quite expensive, so she usually ended our conversation by saying how it will only remain a dream of hers.
Lucky for her we didn't have a budget.
I grabbed the opportunity and bought the dress designed to how she would have preferred.
Mom and Bridget let out happy tears and complimented my choice. I turn my gaze towards Rose, she still had the dress in her hands with a small smile but..
Her eyes were sad.
Small chapter I know but the next one is going to be long and interesting.
Hopefully all the confusion will be cleared up soon.
You call it chaos I call it family~UNKNOWNI took the dress from her "go get a shower the beauticians will be here soon." I said and she nodded then went to the rest room.I decided to get a quick snack and start getting ready myself.I made my way downstairs but something in the living room caught my eye.Curious Valentina was on high alert.I turned towards the living room. 4 unknown men came in my view standing with my brother and dad. 3 of them were in black suites with sunglasses and an ear piece. They seemed like bodyguards.The 4th man. Was in a suite and his back was facing me."Fidatidi me, nontradiròquestavolta!"(Trust me I won't betray this time!)Everett said through clenched teeth.What!?? Everett can speak Italian?? I must be imagining things right? How does my brother knows Italian and I don't??"fiducia!?"(trust!?)The man chuckled but it seemed more force
Bad decisions make good stories.~UNKNOWNA note.Ofcourse how cliché.I grabbed the note. And ran straight to dad's office. I knew Everett and dad would be there.I barged into the office "Rose ran away'' I said frantically.It was to late to realize. Angelo, Antonio and some of their men were also present in the office."TROVALA!"(FIND HER!)Antonio roared. I couldn't understand what he said but the way he said that was enough to make me tremble.Without wasting a second Angelo and all the man ran past me speaking frantically in their earpiece. He must have ordered them to find her.I hope they don't hurt her, God please. I send a quiet prayer quickly.Everett sat on the couch that was present in the office with a loud thud his hands in his hair."What is that in your hand?'' Antonio asked me coldly eyeing the note in my hand. Dad and Everett quickly looked at me and then to my hand that was clutchi
If it comes, let it. If it goes, let it.~UNKNOWNI was staring myself in the mirror. I've changed in the brides dress.In Rose dress.It was a floral A-line gown, with a sweetheart neckline and lace straps That reveal a deep V-back.The dress was stunning.But it was more of Rose preference than mine.It was a litte tight for me. Rose was tall and had a killer model like figure. And then there was me I was short and had curves.The dress attached to me like a second skin. Half of my breast were showing, much to my dismay because of the deep neckline.I felt a little uncomfortable.I shake the thoughts and smoothed the fine lines of the dress.I retouched my makeup and Bridget did my hair. Mom handed me a bouquet of rose.They were sobbing silently. I was just numb not knowing how things took such a drastic turn.One minute I was headed to the brides room to help her and the other I stood in fr
Eye contact, how souls catch fire.~YAHIA LABABIDIThe 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 o
"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