“… isn’t it high time you moved? It’s been almost a week you stayed in Italy. The police could be planning something new, they have a new detective.” Vincenzo told as they sat at Capri island.
They had few Italian people around, travelers ,and a woman which happened to be Vincenzo’s maid served them the Rossini recipe, it was Vincenzo’s preference.
“Vincenzo, I’d move when I want to. I have some things I have to do in Italy before I move and getting Lorenzo Ferrari is part of it.” Roberto muttered sipping his drink.
“So I got some information about him, he is coming back to town in two days, he is coming back because his daughter is in town. The name of his daughter is Greta Ferrari, just finished college education, and she has a fiancée Matteo Bruno. He is the head of the local mafia in Bologna, very brutal but loves his woman so much.” Vincenzo explained while Roberto stared at him paying rapt attention.
“I don’t care who her fiancée is, he is the head of the local mafia so what?” Roberto asked and Vincenzo sighed.
“I was just stating all I know. What do you want to do about him? You would have to wait two more days before he comes back.” Vincenzo told.
“He lives in Bologna too, I won’t wait until he comes back, I’ll pull him down here whenever I want.” Roberto uttered sipping from his drink again.
“How do you intend doing that?” Vincenzo asked.
“I’ll go for his daughter.” Roberto replied looking at the sea.
“What? That would be pretty difficult, there are lot of men around his house, it’s a danger zone. His men and Matteo’s men, they are dangerous set of humans.” Vincenzo confessed with worry.
“I am aware Vincenzo, he worked for my father for fifteen good years, I know how careful he always is. That is why I won’t be going to his house, it’s a stupid decision which I never thought of.” Roberto responses and Vincenzo gulped.
“I’m sorry boss, I was just worried about you.” Vincenzo mumbled picking up his drink.
“I need you to put a track on her, I need to know her movements every time, morning and night. We’ll get her outside her father's house, and you’ll help me with that. This isn’t the first bastard I’m dealing it, it shouldn’t be so hard.” Roberto said in an optimistic tone.
“Yes boss, we’ll get her… but can I ask you something?” He asked and Roberto looked at him, which meant he could go on.
“What do you plan on doing with her? Kill her?” Vincenzo inquired cracking his knuckles. He wasn’t sure of what he wanted to hear.
“Kill her if need be, rape her instead if I’m in a very good mood. Why do you care about what I do to her?” Roberto further inquired and Vincenzo shook his head.
“Nothing, I was just curious.” He responded smickering.
“Why? Are you worried for her too?” Roberto further grilled.
“What?! No, of course not.” Vincenzo refuted and Roberto smirked scrutinizing him.
“Good.” He finally voiced picking up his drink again.
“Do you want to talk about that b**ch? The one that created a scene in Almalu Trastevere, your favorite bar.” Vincenzo posed and Roberto scoffed.
“There is nothing to talk about, don’t you think?” Roberto made known and Vincenzo sat up.
“It is the talk in town, people are waiting to see your take on this issue.” Vincenzo expressed.
“Listen to me Vincenzo, it’s been ten years you have been working with me and you should have known by now that what people think or say doesn’t matter to me. I choose to deal with things my own way. Moreover, she is nobody, she isn’t worth my attention.” Roberto mentioned and Vincenzo concurred.
“True.” He muffled sipping his drink. Roberto stood up all of a sudden, he used his right hand to button his extravagant Dolce and Gabbana wine suit.
“Get back to me at night, I need to move as soon as possible.” Roberto declared before walking away.
His men followed behind him immediately and they walked him to his car. Vincenzo gazed at him until he was driven off the island.
“He can never stop scaring me… After good ten years of working for him.” Vincenzo Pondered in frustration after Roberto was finally gone.
Roberto sat in the car and pulled out the new cellphone he had picked before heading for the island. He got busy on his phone, checking the news, social media gist and all, when he looked up all of a sudden.
“How many hours before we get to Rome?” He asked.
“Three hours Boss.” His driver responded and he looked at his phone again. “Make it two hours, and once we get to Rome, head right to the largest pet store, I need a dog.” Roberto briefed and he got a nod from his driver and the escort that sat next to him in front.
The driver looked at his friend that sat next to him, and they both communicated using their eyes.
“So, where are you going now?” Alberto asked after they had finished talking about Roberto’s case.
“Home… where else do I want to go?” Martina asked and they both sniggered.
“That was a stupid question right?” Alberto asked and Martina squinted with a smile on her face.
“C’mon, that response was just a joke okay? Don’t take it too far.” Martina said humorously.
“Okay, if you say so.” He said with a broad smile.
“Maybe I’d just take a stroll around the city. Feed my eyes with something pleasant and then head back home after I get tired of it.” She clarified.
“I thought of the same thing, it would be better than you going home and having to stay home alone until Caterina comes back from school. But…” He enunciated but Martina butted in.
“I need to be careful.” She uttered and they both smiled coquettishly.
“Thank you so much for your concern Alberto. I’ll take my leave now.” She pronounced as she proceeded towards the door.
“Martina…” Alberto called and she stopped and turned to look at him.
“Yes.” She said with a feeble smile on her face.
“Thank you.” He stated and she nodded, she opened the door and walked out of the office. She rested her back on the door for some minutes, before heading out of the station.
She hopped into her car and ignited the engine. Alberto peered at her from his window and he watched her drive out of the premises.
He exhaled loudly and walked back to his chair. He sat and leaned on his chair completely. He shut his eyes and allowed himself remember those good memories he had with Martina.
Their first kiss, first sex… it was the best he has ever had. “Sometimes things just doesn’t go the way you want them.” He thought opening his eyes.
“Mr. Alberto” He heard someone call him from outside his door.
“Come in.” He answered pulling his chair closer to his desk, and picking some of the paperworks on his desk.
“Sir, your attention is needed. Another case just came up.” The cop said and Alberto braced his jaws.
“I’ll be there soon.” He told and the cop nodded walking out of the office. Alberto let out a sigh of frustration, but stood up afterwards.
“Nobody forced you to be a detective.” He said to himself most times so he wouldn’t complain.
Martina drove down to the Colosseum and parked her car in front. She alighted from her car and headed into the building. She had a very large smile on her face, it’s been years since she last saw the building.
There were some modifications already. She saw lots of Italian people, children and tourists. She walked inside the building, making a quick survey of it and comparing it to the last time she saw it.
She pulled out her phone at some points and began to take pictures of some changes features. “I can’t wait to show this to Caterina, she’d beg me to bring her here.” She muttered.
She reminisced about when she and Caterina were always brought there by their parents, they would run around and throw small stones at each other.
Tears filled her eyes as she remembered those moments of her life, they were the most beautiful moments.
She raised her phone once again and began to make a video of where she was. She turned in a 360 degree manner slowly so she could capture most of the details.
She was making her video and moving in circles, she collided with someone and her phone fell to the ground pretty hard.
“F**k!” She yelled and looked up to see it was a woman. She had two children with her.
“Oh my… I’m so sorry, these children keep putting me in trouble.” She said bending down to pick up Martina’s phone.
She checked the phone and saw it was broken. “Oh God, I’m so sorry.” She pleaded with so much regret and Martina beamed faintly.
“It’s fine.” She responded collecting the phone from her. Before the woman could say anything, the children ran off again.
“Oh God!!! Can't you stop running?! We are going home right now!” The woman yelled running after her children.
Martina scrutinized her phone and tried putting it on, but it was way too damaged to come on. She sighed and she got another flash back to the time she was running after Caterina and also collided with another child that was holding an ice cream, she began to cry and Martina was so unhappy she made her cry.
She put her phone in her pocket and walked out of the building. She headed to her car and sat in it. She took one last look at the building before driving off.
“Time to get a new phone.” She muttered. She hit the road and drove straight to a store to get a phone.
She walked into the store and pulled out her phone. She placed the phone on the table and one of the attendants took her phone and looked at it.
“Wow, this phone is super damaged.” He said and she nodded.
“I need a new one, this same brand but a different model.” She demanded and he nodded walking into the main store. She sighted a chair not too far from her, she pulled the chair to where she stood and sat on it waiting for him to get back.
He got back with a phone carton in his hand. She stood up and picked up the carton looking at it. It was the same Samsung brand but it was a Samsung Galaxy S9.
“How much is this?” She asked before she started opening the carton.
“469 Euros.” He responded and she nodded slightly. She reached inside her bag and took out her card.
She gave him the card and began to open the carton.
“Please can you help me get this phone to work? I have important things on it I’d love to transfer to the new one.” She told and he nodded.
“Sure, but this would take some minutes.” He said and she showed agreement.
“Please have your seat.” He added pointing to the chair she got up from.
“One more thing please, can I use the restroom? I’m pressed.” She said narrowing her eyes.
“I’m sorry ma’am but we don’t have a restroom here. Though, the next two buildings after this one have a restroom, but you’d have to tip them first.” He said and she consented.
“Alright, thank you so much. I’d be back soon.” She said carrying her bag and walking out of the store. She walked down the street following the description of the attendant.
She got to the second building and was about moving to the next when something beautiful caught her attention.
“Dogs!” She said happily. They put some of them in cages, and arranged them in the show room. A small white chow chow puppy caught her attention.
“Look at you.” She said moving closer and bending over to have a closer look. She beamed largely as she stared at the dog.
“You’ll be mine soon.” She uttered walking into the store. She walked up the man that was behind the counter. He looked like he was in his sixties.
“Good day sir.” She greeted with a bright face.
“Good day Miss, how may I help you?” He answered in a very loving manner.
“I’d love to have that white chow chow by the show-glass ,I love it so much.” She pronounced and he laughed happily.
“Who wouldn’t love a white chow chow?” He said walking out of the counter and they both walked to the dog’s cute cage.
He carried the dog out of the cage and gave it to her. She carried it with so much joy, and even sniffed it’s body.
“It’s a she.” The man told.
“She is so beautiful, and smells pretty nice too. How much is she?” She asked still sniffing and kissing her body.
“475 Euros.” He told and she nodded using her left hand to reach into her bag.
“I’ll pay for her.” She said passing him her card and they both walked to the counter again.
“I’ll give you a discount, you are the first person to purchase a dog from me today.” He told and she nodded happily.
“Here, I removed 470 Euros and this is your receipt.” He said and she reached for the receipt and her card.
“And if I want to get the cage?” She asked.
“That is 100 Euros ma’am.” He said and she passed the card to him again.
“I’ll have it too!” She uttered excitedly. He went to get the cage and he came back briskly, she put the dog in the cage and carried it in her hand.
He passed her card to her again after the transaction, she was about leaving when she saw cars park in front of the store all of a sudden.
She creased her brows and took a minute to observe what was going on. She saw some men climb down the cars and waiting at the door of the car in front.
She saw Roberto climb down his car and she felt her heart stop, her eyes widened as she saw him approach the door of the store.
“I am doomed!” She yelled in her head.
Robert walked into the mall majestically, like the king he was. The owner of the store muffled in fear, he had no idea what was going on. But he knew one thing, he had to keep his cool.“Good day Mr. Roberto.” He greeted trying too hard to make his smile realistic.“I need a dog.” Roberto uttered ignoring the old man’s greeting.“Which breed if I may ask sir.” The old man said and Roberto looked around.“A German Shepard.” He said and the man bobbed walking to another section in the store where he kept the German shepherd breeds.“There are the ones here sir. You can pick your choice.” He said and he stepped backwards so Roberto could move forward.Martina trembled under the counter where she hid. She saw a tiny space on the counter where she peeped at Roberto from.“He is always cold.” She said to herself as she kept watching them. She turned to look at her chow chow in the cage and smiled faintly.The dog looked at her and she moved closer to her.“We’d be out of here soon okay? We
Martina got home and parked her car in front of the house. She walked to the other side of the car and carried the cage and her other stuff.She headed for the door and pressed the doorbell, waiting for Caterina to open up.“How you are back home early,” Caterina said sarcastically after she checked who was at the door through the small opening on it. She opened the door and Martina walked inside, Caterina didn’t bother to look at her when she came in, she dragged her feet to the fridge to get a bottle of water.“At least you would help me with what I bought for dinner, are you mad at me?” Martina asked and Caterina sighed, she turned to look at her and was almost speaking up when her mouth wide open in awe.“Oh my… Is that a chow chow?” She asked with a very wide smile on her face. She was so happy, and she ran back to Martina and bent down to look at their new pet.“Oh God, it is a she or he?” Caterina asked excitedly.“Will you at least get these off me?” Martina asked tiredly and
“Alberto, Hi.” Martina greeted sound cooler than she felt.“Hey… I almost thought you forgot you promised to call once you got out of bed.” Alberto responded in a lively manner.“I wouldn’t forget my promise no matter what, and you know that. I woke up not quite long though, had a little chat with Caterina.” Martina made it known.“Oh really? What did Caterina do this time? Were you scolding here?” Alberto asked and Martina giggled.“Why was scolding the first thing you could think of? Can’t I talk to her without scolding her?” Martina asked smiling widely.“I’m just surprised you had a chat with her in the morning. On a normal day, you’d tell her to start preparing for school, rather than delay her with chats. Except she did something wrong that you couldn’t keep till she got back.” Alberto analyzed and Martina laughed pretty hard.“You need to stop acting this way, people would think you are my soulmate. There is nothing you don’t know about me.” Martina told and Alberto chuckled.“
They got into the club and met the ladies dancing and shouting, some were at the corners of the club, kissing and smooching.“I love this!” Martina screamed in Caterina’s ear and Caterina laughed.“It’s time to mingle, get a drink and dance!” Caterina yelled and they began to scream. They joined the crowd and began to dance.Martina walked to the bar to order some drinks for Caterina and herself.“What do you want miss?” The bartender asked and Martina shrugged.“I don’t know! Give me anything that would make me go wild!” Martina screamed in his ear and he looked at her with a grin on his face.He reached for the shelf and picked up some bottles. Martina turned to look at Caterina said she saw her dancing with some ladies. They seemed to be having so much fun.Occasionally, they would say things into their ears and laugh.There was a particular girl there that kept saying things into Caterina’s ear, Martina guessed it was Caterina’s classmate. They seemed pretty close compared to the
“What is taking so long? They should be out already.” Roberto sneered and Vincenzo supported. He touched his EarPods and spoke up.“What is going on in there… Why isn’t she out here yet?” Vincenzo asked in a hoarse voice.“We have a problem.” They told and Roberto glared at Vincenzo. He clenched his fist hard, waiting to hear what the problem was.“What is the problem?” Vincenzo questioned in a croaky tone.“She isn't here anymore, she left already.” They told and Roberto removed the earphones in his ears and threw them away in anger, making those in the car flinch. They became so scared, and they kept mute.“She left? Or she ran away?” Vincenzo asked and they gave him no response.“Check all the camera footage right now! Chase everyone out of there, that is enough partying for tonight.” Roberto ordered in a thick rusty voice.He picked up a tobacco from the pouch at the back of the front seat. He opened the door of the car and alighted.He slammed the door in anger and loosened the b
Martina fell to her knees and began to weep, she couldn’t believe her ears. “Caterina.” She mumbled in tears. Alberto knelt in front of her and pulled her into a hug trying to console her. “We will rescue Caterina, I promise you, Martina,” Alberto said and Martina jerked his hands off him. “How?! How are you doing to save her? Stop promising me okay! It’s game over! You can’t do anything now Alberto!” Martina cried seriously and Greta felt so bad. “I am the cause of all these.” She thought. She walked up to Martina and stood in front of her. “I’ll go to him. I’ll tell him to release Caterina, she has nothing to do with these. It’s me he wants.” Greta told and Martina shook her head standing to her feet. “No! That isn’t going to work. I don’t even think he wants you anymore, your Dad and Matteo must have heard about all these already and they would be looking for you already. He has gotten what he wants and even more. He wants me now Greta, you going won’t change anything.” Martin
Martina shook to reality where she lay. She had a nightmare and that was the reason behind her reaction. She clasped her eyes for seconds before opening them. Everywhere was so dark as though her eyes were still closed. She ran her fingers over her eyes to make sure nothing was blocking her vision. She looked again and it was the same thing… Darkness. “What is going on?” She asked herself as she began to fidget. She turned her head to see if she could spot the penetration of light or sun rays from where she was but she didn’t see anything. It was total darkness. She sat up in terror and held her head in her hands. She hit her head with her hand and also pinched her thighs to be sure everything happening was real. After doing these, she confirmed it was real and she began to scream. “Help me! Where am I? I can’t see a thing! Help me, somebody!” She screamed at the top of her voice hoping somebody would come and save her before she goes crazy. She held her head in her hand again
“What? Roberto! What are you doing! You promised to let her go!” Martina yelled as the men grabbed her and Caterina. She felt so stupid having believed that Roberto was going to let Caterina go after signing that contract.“I told you not to do it, Martina!” Caterina cried as they carried them away from the living room.Roberto walked down the hallway with an evil grin registered on his face. Vincenzo walked behind him and kept his head low.“Mr. Roberto, what are you going to do about Caterina?” He asked and Roberto looked over his shoulders at Vincenzo making him gulp in fright.“What do you mean by that?” Roberto questioned and looked up again. Vincenzo let out a sigh of relief before continuing.“You promised you’d let her go if Martina signed the contract, but you just ordered them to lock her up with Martina,” Vincenzo uttered and he saw Roberto stop abruptly.He staggered backward in terror knowing he had done it again, he had gotten on Roberto’s nerves.Roberto turned and look