"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come"
~ William Shakespeare
10 years later..
"We've come so far haven't we?" Antonio says with a small satisfied smile as he closes the file I had signed seconds ago.
"Indeed we have uncle" I agree nodding my head slightly, "the business is flourishing, you are the first one in our generation to bring this family to where it stands today" he boosts proudly about my accomplishments.
I was well aware of how much he loved to talk about how our mafioso is one of the most feared one in the world, I didn't stop him either knowing that there were only very few thin
"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage topersuethem"~ Walt DisneyFLASH! FLASH! FLASH!''VALENTINA!''''MA'AM!''''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 h
"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