It was just getting dark when we got to a warehouse that seemed just off the outskirts of the part of Mexico where we lived. It was dark and I was getting really cold but I didn't think that telling these guys would help me at all.
The only thing that was on my mind right now was how my kids were. I knew that Ballo wouldn't rest until he found me, Derek, too.
The car came to a halt and the next thing I knew I was being pulled out of the car although not as aggressively as I had expected.
The funny part was that I wasn't even scared. I just didn't know how to feel about all this. I was a bit happy because I would finally know the person that was after us but another part of me wondered if I would come out of this alive.
I was dragged into the warehouse and I was stunned because the inside looked nothing like the outside. It was magnificent. The floors were marble, a big crystal fountain was posi
Tony's POVThe next morning, I called Juan-Miguel and told him that I needed them to temporarily move in with me till we were able to plan out a way to save Camilla.An hour later, he, Carlos, Jose-Antonio, Christiano, Santiago, and Adrian showed up at the house with their stay-over bags. The bags they brought were so much one would think that they were moving in with me permanently."I can't believe they actually took Cami," Christiano said with a sad look on his face. We were in the basement of the house now try to see what we can do to bring her back."Well, we have to think of a way to get her back and that is why I need all hands on deck." I said trying to sound stronger than I really felt. I could barely sleep the night before and when I eventually did fall asleep, it broke my heart to wake up and not find Camilla asleep in my arms."Sure, we'll do everything that is in our power to help you." Jose-Antonio said.&n
TONY'S POVMe too by Kevin gates starts playing loudly and the whole living room goes quiet. The phone call that we'd all been anticipating had hopefully come in.I picked the phone up and brought it to my ear slowly. "Hello?" I said calmly after I answered it."Wow, Tony. Never knew you could be so humble." Andre laughed wickedly."Listen Andre or whatever the fuck your name is! You want me, take me but let Camilla go. It's obvious that your problem is with me." I spoke more aggressively this time."Whoa, watch your mouth. You are in no position to make any demands. One wrong move and your little girlfriend will pay for it.""Just please don't hurt her. Just tell me what you want and I will give it to you." I pleaded."I want to hurt and break you. It's easy because now I have your greatest weakness in the palm of my hands. I won't hurt her, she's too precious for that but I will use her to hurt you. You will be allo
ANDRE'S POVIt was just another day like every other day. I woke up from sleep to get ready for school. I was twelve years old and happy like everybody else on the block.I dragged my tired self from my bed and walked lazily to my bathroom. I had stubbornly stayed up late despite the strict warning that my mom had given to make me go to bed. After she had tucked me in, I pulled out my laptop and started to play video games. I had not been paying attention to the time and when I finally looked at the clock, it was 3 am and now I was drowsily trying to pull myself into the bathtub.Finally, I was able to take my bath and get dressed. I was always trying to look cool because I was going steady with the prettiest girl at school and I felt like I needed to look just as good as she looked every day.At that time I lived in Mexico in Baja California in a city called Tijuana. The neighborhood I liv
TONY'S POVThe place was dark and cold and it was just me in the house. I screamed out Derek's name but he didn't answer. My heart was beating frantically and I didn't understand what was going on. I had only been gone for a few minutes to get some milk, how did everybody leave in that small space of time? Where did they even go to?I searched Derek's room but he wasn't there. I went to the kids' room but they weren't there either.All the alarms in my head went off and I was frustrated. I tried to call Derek and the other guys but none of the numbers were connecting. I knew instantly that something bad had happened to them. First, I lost Camilla and now I have lost the rest of the people that I love.My phone started to ring loudly. I looked at the caller ID and it was Adrian that was calling me. "You have them, don't you?" That was the first thing I said when I answered the call. I sounded defeated because I knew that there was no
~*~*~*~TONY'S POVI walked a couple of miles to the spot where they had asked me to wait for them. I was ten minutes early but it was better for me to wait for them than the other way around.I was becoming nervous with every second that passed by. I was so nervous and my legs felt like they were weak.I couldn't remember the last time that I felt this scared in a long time. The last time I felt like this was when the night my parents die and the world seemed to be crashing around me. Then, I was a scared eight-year-old and I wasn't strong enough to defend myself.Now, I am twenty-one years old standing in a foreign country and I am more scared than I was that night. This time, the life of the woman I love is in the hand of a lunatic that won't disclose his identity.I was just starting to feel like I was on the verge of a breakdown when I saw an SUV like the one that picked up Camil
TONY'S POVBeing tied up to a chair in a dark and creepy basement wasn't my idea of the perfect evening but that was what was happening and there was nothing I could do to change it.My mind was racing with endless possibilities of what this Adrian dude had against me but I could find none.I knew I had an endless list of people that hated me but I didn't know why Adrian would be on that list.I had been in the basement for over two hours according to the calculations I made in my head, it was probably inaccurate but it was just a guess. Adrian had gone off to God-knows-where and I was alone with two of his gigantic men."So do you guys by any chance have any idea of why your boss wants to kill me?" I asked because the place and become too quiet and frankly, I was getting bored."Shut up!" The biggest dude to my right said."Okay. Rude much." I muttered. There was no way I would get
TONY'S POVThe days went by slowly and slowly. It was as though time had stopped moving at its normal pace and the earth was now tired of going around.My newfound brother did the same thing everything day. He came into the basement I was in and told me the same old thing, then he would tell me about how he would ruin my life, and then he would.I was really starting to think that this whole thing was a farce and this guy was just bored.It was seven-thirty in the evening when Adriano walked into the basement. But this time it was different, he brought in Camilla with him.I sat up straight and looked at her."Baby." I said in a whisper. I wanted to run to her and pull her into my arms and kiss her like crazy but my hands were tied to the stupid chair.Camilla didn't look all that different but she had bags under her eyes and she looked tired. I knew she wasn't sleeping much and it was pr
TONY'S POVThe days were losing meaning and I was slowly drowning in a dark pit. Ever since the day that Camilla had kissed Adriano, shit hasn't just been the same. I wondered what her reasons could be for committing such an act but I couldn't ask her.It had been four days since the both of them came to the basement. Since then, I had not seen or heard from Andre. My brother, though, was nice enough to send food to me so I wasn't left starving. But my bones were beginning to turn sore and I couldn't feel my legs anymore because it had been a little over a week since I had used them.The injury that I had sustained when Andre had punched me in the face had turned purple and I was afraid that it would soon get an infection.This point in my life has got to be the lowest point in my life since I became an adult. I had always fought so hard not to be that weak, helpless boy that I had been after my parents died.<