If it comes, let it. If it goes, let it.
I 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 front of the mirror being the bride myself.
A soft knock interrupted my thoughts. It was Everett he looked at me with tears in his eyes. "I'm sorry baby." he whispered.
I walked towards him and pulled him into a hug. That will make him feel better I know.
"Everything's fine now Everett." I assured him and kissed the side of his cheek. "you look beautiful." he said with a sad smile. I nodded with a small smile of my own.
"Let's go." he said motioning me to take his hand. "where's dad?" I asked "he will meet us at the church.'' He replied.
I nodded and made way to the limousine that was parked in front of the house.
Everett helped me get in the car and then he himself came from the other door.
I drifted back to my thoughts that were not ready to let me live in peace even for a minute.
How bad would it be marrying a total stranger and shifting to another country far away from your loved ones.
And top it all off, he is a mafia leader. Not bad I think, I sighed.
I didn't no much about the men that I was getting married to in few minutes time. Apart from his name and little information I got from Everett.
To be honest I wanted to keep it that way. The little information was hard to register. With more information I don't trust myself that I would be able to walk down the aisle.
Valentina stay strong. I motivated myself.
Yes.. Strong! that is the word that I'll always remember. This word will give me strength to fight in every situation.
After all my name Valentina means strong. I wasn't named Valentina just because my parents loved the name. Oh no! They gave me the name because of a reason.
They always said I was a strong child. I was strong since I was in my mother's womb. They told me how many complications mom faced while carrying me but I still managed to make it in this world.
Even after I was born I was a very small and weak baby, mom said when I was born I was infected with something that caused blood to come from my joining lines of body. Such as behind my ear, my wrist and other joining lines of my body.
I would cry all night long because of the pain. After 6 months I was normal but still weak. Dad used to say it was the most tough time for mom and him to watch there infant cry and unable to do anything.
But I stayed strong I managed through such pain even when I didn't understand amything.
I always looked up to dad and Everett and wished to be like them. I admired the way they both took care of their families, how they provided for us, loved us.
As I grew up I always fought the different problems that faced me I never coward away.
Mom always said that I should've been a boy because of my attitude towards life.
I analyzed the situation and worked on a solution. Panic and disappointed was never my thing. I liked to be calm in any nerve wrecking situation. It made it easy for me.
Whether it was a test that I didn't study for or mom caught me doing one of mischievousness or any other situation. I always reminded myself to stay strong and calm.
And sometimes sarcasm helped too.
This is what I'm going to do again this time. I'll face this as I faced other things in my life. My life was normal no tragedies or abusive childhood thank god.
But the new life I'm about to enter no doubt carries violence and blood shed. They are mafia people this is there life and soon would be mine too.
I prepared myself so that it would be easy to accept my new life and family. Acceptance plays an important role in everybody's life.
My acceptance does not mean that I will leave my present life behind. No that is not possible for me, this is a part of me that can never leave me. whatever happens I'll always make sure to keep the old Valentina alive.
I know this new lifestyle is going to be difficult but I'll remain STRONG.
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
Stars, hide your fires: Let not light see my black and deep desires.~WilliamShakespeareI woke up after a much needed beauty sleep. I stretched then turned around to see the other side empty.I was kind of relieved to find that Alessandro left early, I didn't wanted to face him after my rant last night.I looked around the room it was dark, even though it was morning I checked the time it was 10:07 am. The sun was up but the curtains were closed.I was feeling suffocated by this darkness I wanted light. I quickly went to the curtains and opened them without wasting a moment.Instantly the warm rays of the sun hit my skin and the room was bright with the natural light. I smiled feeling that I can breathe now.I hated it when mom used to wake me up like this she would come in my room and open the curtains all the way making the light hit my face directly, but now I realize how important this natural light is.It gives you a fee
Follow your soul, it knows the way.~UnknownTwo days.Two days since Alessandro left me in this dark place, two days since I have seen light, two days since I've seen any human, Two days since I've eaten anything.And two days since I have decided to make Alessandro's every living moment hell.What? You thought I would sit here cry and plead and when he comes I would turn into the perfect wife.No! Never! With the things I faced I'm more then tempted to break the rules.The two days in this confined dark space gave me alot of time to think.I thought about all the things that happened 2 days ago, about how just because of opening the curtains Alessandro turned into a beast.I realized Alessandro is not normal, no normal human being would act that way. I should've guessed it the moment I gazed in his eyes on our wedding day.They were void of any emotion any feeling.Anger is what I definitely felt on the first
If it doesn't burn a little then what's the point of playing with fire?~ BridgettDevoueThird person P.O.VThe maids were busy cleaning around the mansion, they were spread across all the floors according to there duties.They were allowed on all floors except theCapo'sfloor, only Christine was allowed there.One of the maids Sara was dusting the stairs, she was near theCapo'sfloor but would not dare to step a foot there. She would complete her work and turn around.She was humming a song to herself concentrated in her work when a sudden smell hit her nostrils.She paused her work and sniffed the air, the smell hit her again with some smoke entering her nostrils as well, this time she coughed after sniffing.It smelt like something was burning she glanced down the stairs to see if someone burned something in the kitchen, but everyo