"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to persue them"
~ Walt DisneyFLASH! FLASH! FLASH!
''HERE TO YOUR LEFT!''
All the cameramen were shouting my name, trying to get my attention so they can get a picture for their magazines.
Being a popular actress this is what happens when you make a red carpet appearance.
I turn around to face my fans. They are calling my name so they can get pictures with me and get my autograph.
I walk towards their direction, my bodyguards walking close beside me. I pause by a specific girl who was shouting my name on top of her lungs, a pink-colored diary in her hand which she was waving frantically for an autograph.
I smile sweetly while gazing down at her, I gently take the diary from her hand ''What is your name sweetie?'' I question with a big smile, she freezes looking at me with big wide eyes, someone poked her that made her come back to her senses ''Cc-Carly,'' The little dumpling stuttered making me chuckle.
I write a short but sweet message for her, and sign my name at the bottom ''Here you go love.'' I hand her back her diary as she gazes at me with a shy smile.
''I love you Valentina, I'm a huge fa- 'Yeah breakfast at Tiffany's and bottles of bubbles..;' '' I frown at her.
What is she saying??
I scan around myself ''Girls with tattoos who like getting in trouble''
Everyone was looking at me and singing.
What's up with everyone suddenly??
This song, it's familiar, I thought.
And it hit me.
My ALARM tune is set to this song.
I fell from my bed and hit my head hard on the floor.
''Damn!'' I whisper yelled,
I was dreaming all along??
I glare at the culprit who was responsible for ruining my 50 minutes of fame. ''I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it.'' The fucking machine was still blabbering.
No one is going to save you from me you damn machine, I was about to unleash my wrath on my alarm clock when a sudden knock on my bedroom door halted my plans.
''Valentina? Baby, you ok? I heard sounds from your room, I'm coming in.'' Came my mothers voice.
I quickly surveyed around my room, saying it was mess would be an understatement. It looked like I was living in a jungle.
Clothes scattered on the floor, my books were thrown all over my study table, food wrappers littered around my bed.
SHIT! Mom can't see this or she will go all hulk over me.
''Yeah mom! I'm fine don't come in.. umm.. I'm changing..'' I answered quickly.
After a brief pause she finally spoke ''Ok I'll be waiting downstairs. Breakfast is ready.'' I sigh in relief.
''And Valentina you better clean your room, or you know the consequences!'' with that I hear her retreating steps.
I gulp visibly, how does she know everything?
Well now is not the time to think about my mother's 'knowing all super powers!'
I tiredly glance at my alarm clock '8:10' so I have got 50 minutes till school starts. Great!
I run towards my bathroom like I am in a marathon. I take a quick shower, brush my teeth and return back in my room with a towel wrapped around me.
I search in my closet for today's outfit, I was not feeling to dress up so I went with a simple white T-shirt that said 'SASSY SINCE BIRTH'
I printed it myself, I was in mood of some DIY that day I remember. I also took one of dad's plain white T-shirt and printed 'BE A BAD ASS WITH A GOOD ASS.'
It's safe to say mom wasn't much happy with it, she banned me from stepping in dad's office for 2 months, while dad just shrugged and said ''Well I do have a good ass, right honey?'' Mom was red as a tomato, I chuckle reminiscing the sweet memory.
I matched my shirt with ripped jeans and Nike canvas.
I let down my waist length blonde hair to air dry. I gaze upon my reflection in the mirror, my light blue eyes staring back at me. I have a round face consisting of a cute button nose and full pink lips. I possess a curvy figure which I got from my mom
I am happy with whatever assets God had gifted me with.
But there is one thing that I was not happy with, my height. I am 5'2 but it does has it's own quirks, I look young and cute.
Everyone says I am beautiful. I consider myself as an average girl. I don't find anything beautiful or attractive in me, aside from my eyes, they had this glint that I loved very much.
Yes self love is important people.
I take my backpack, fill it with my books and head towards my door to go downstairs.
I stop in my tracks and turn around to scan my room one last time in case I am missing something. The room was still messy, I made a mental note to clean my room today after school.
My eyes halt at my alarm clock, I make a hand gesture by using my pointer and middle finger. I point my fingers towards my eyes and then back at the alarm clock, silently conveying the message that I'm not done with you machine.
The alarm clock just stares back dully with cricket sounds at the back.
I huff annoyed and make my way downstairs towards the kitchen.
As I enter the kitchen ''princess.'' I hear Dad greeting me ''Dad'' I grin and run to him, giving him a hug and kiss on his right cheek.
My dad is a handsome man, he was aging yet his charming self could not be hidden by anything.
''Ofcourse, all the the love and hugs for dad.'' I giggle as I hear Mom complaining, she was standing by the stove flipping pancakes.
I silently sneak behind her and hug her as tightly as I could, She let out a surprised shriek, Dad roars with laughter from behind.
''Ok.. Ok.. Let me go baby or you are going to have burnt pancakes for breakfast.'' She tries to pull away my iron grip.
I let go of her as fast as lightning. Let me clear this up, I don't mess with my food, no compromise accepted.
Mom gives me knowing smirk before resuming with her work, I take a seat beside Dad. He was sipping his coffee while reading his daily newspaper.
My dad, John Smith. His head was covered with shiny blonde hair, I love to scare him by reminding him how he would go bald with age, he took pride in his healthy hairs and took my teasings to heart. His hair colour was the only trait I got from him physically.
No doubt he was handsome and kept himself in well-shape even with those laughing lines at the corner of his hazel eyes. He keeps a well trimmed beard that Mom loves to caress during their cuddly moments, I think dad kept it for her only. He was 6'0, quite tall compared to me and Mom's 5'2 height.
My Mom, Claire Smith. My sweet and super powers possessing mother. She is one of the most beautiful women I have encountered in my life. She was beautiful inside and out. Family is everything to her, she does come off strict at times but it's for the best as Dad is the cool parent.
Mom has shoulder length brown hair, beautiful blue eyes and a constant smile that graced her stunning face all the time. She has the same curvy figure as I.
I was more like my mother physically but had my father's characteristics.
Mom and dad were high school sweet hearts, Their love is what gave me hope of finding the love of my life one day, living in a cozy two story house with two beautiful children, life would be perfect.
Little did I know that the future had different plans for me.
The sound of Mom calling me snapped me out of my train of thoughts, ''Baby here is your pancakes.'' She said as she placed the stacked up plate infront of me.
''Thank you mom'' I chirped, not moving my eyes from the delicious breakfast.
Mom just chuckled and walked towards my Dad, she gave him a brief kiss and joined him on the other side.
I poured honey on top of my pancakes, as I was about to devour my heavenly treat, my plate was snatched away from me.
Anger is not even the closest word to describe what I felt at that moment, I turn around to give a piece of my mind to who ever decided to mess with hungry Valentina._____________________________
Yes, 7 rings!! Who does not love that song? It gets my poor self all hyped up lol.
"If it is real, it will never be over"~ UnknownI was shocked to see who it was.''Everett?'' I question, unsure of my eyesight all of a sudden.He just stands there, busy munching my pancakes. He stops for a moment only to give me a big toothy grin and then resumes.What the!?''EVERETTTTTT!!'' I cry yell. ''Mom! Dad! are you guys not going to say something?'' I urge exasperated.Mom and dad just laugh.They laugh!Seriously?My pancakes were being chomped up by my lunatic of a big brother that I unfortunately had and my parents were laughing!Can this morning get any worse??Everett finished the contents of my plate, then licked it and burped loudly. As if stealing my food was not good enough to rile me up.He puts down the plate on the counter before making his way to me, I glare up at him warningly. He ignores my death glares and pulls me into a bear hug. All the anger that I had for him vanishes as q
"Neverto suffer would never to have been blessed"~ Edgar Allan poe"TINA!!''"Look this..""I can explain!"I smirk as I had just caught my best friends sucking each others face seconds ago and now witness them blabbering in front of me.I narrow my eyes "You sneaky bastards." I say shaking my head with an evil smirk."Oh.. I'm late for our class." Sam says as he glances towards his hand at his non-existing watch. He rushes his way past me with reddened cheeks and disappears around the corner.Chicken.Olive on the other hand has a bewildered expression on her face, "Don't.. Don't look at me like that. I'll tell you everything later. We're already late, come on." She somehow manages to speak up, she hastily grabs my hand and drags me towards the direction of our class.~~~~~~~School was finally over, Sammy offered Olive and I a ride but I refused it. I could sense the tension between them and decided to give t
"God is upto something or the devil wouldn't be fighting you this hard."~UnknownThe 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.<
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.