Luke was a prostitute, not that he had a choice. He was kidnapped when he was twelve and sold and rented off to different men. At the age of 20, he was deemed damaged goods and left on the streets to die. Valentino Sero was a ruthless man, that is if you cross him. He runs hotels and casinos, as well as underground gun and drug trades. You know the gist, Italian man, involved with the mafia. One thing about him is he likes to take in broken people, help them and trap them into working in the mafia for the rest of their lives.View More
Luke’s POVI later woke up to someone brushing my hair. I was laying on my side and I looked behind me to see Valeria combing my hair. She gave me a smile before putting the brush down."You know, you need to stop fighting Valentino sweetheart. Just do what he wants. His dad did the same and now we've been married for thirty years. Life is so much easier if you just please your partner." She said while stroking my hair.I looked away from her. I hate that she's telling me to be subservient to Valentino."This life is so much better than the one you were living before. I don't know why you keep on fighting it." She continued.I bit my lip to stop myself from answering back. "See, you can be quiet. Keep doing that and you'll no longer have problems with Valentino." She said before kissing the top of my head and leaving the room....It's finally the day that I would attempt to leave. My IV was removed yesterday and Valentino is staying in another room as Valeria insisted. Valentino was
Luke’s POVValentino brought me to the gardens and we're currently sitting down on one of the benches surrounding the fountain. Val's acting as if nothing happened earlier. I'm sitting on his lap with him caressing my stomach. There was a smile on his face and I couldn't even bear to look at him, much less be this close to him. I want to get out and run away from him, but my current state won't allow me to."Do think we'd have a girl or a boy?" He asked while stroking my hair, but I didn't respond. "I'd honestly prefer a girl, but if we have a son, I'll be fine with it too." He said before placing a kiss on my forehead."I want to go back to my room," I told him."We haven't been outside for more than 5 minutes. Let's stay a little longer." He replied and I didn't bother to fight back. I look up to see Valentino's dad, standing near the window inside what I'm assuming is his office. He gave me a small smile before closing the curtains. Valentino start to kiss my neck and I froze. I t
Luke's POVI woke up from my nap and found the side of my bed empty. I slowly sat up and almost threw myself off of the bed when I saw Valentino's dad sitting on a chair beside my bed."Good morning." He greeted."Uhm, good morning." I greeted back. "I, uh, I don't know how to address you.""I never thought Valentino would find someone and I never thought he would turn out to be exactly like his mother." He said, ignoring my question."Why are you telling me this?" I asked him."His mother manipulated everything around her back then so that we would end up together. Killed any other woman or man who took an interest in me. Don't get me wrong, she's a sweet woman and I love her, but that only happened because she eliminated any competition." He continued."What... what am I supposed to get from this?" I asked again."You want to be free." He said before turning his head to look me in the eye."Y-, no. I'm safer here. Valentino will give me everything I need." I replied.Val's father le
Valentino’s POVLuke has been avoidant for the past couple of days since the incident. I've barely left his side, assisting him in any way I can, but he would refuse me every time and would prefer the nurses assist him instead. It was starting to piss me off. He's currently eating his breakfast. I offered to help him eat, but he just snatched the spoon from my hand and ate on his own. His dominant arm is in a sling, to prevent any movement that might open his stitches. Luke was struggling to keep his other hand steady as he brings it to his mouth. I made the nurses leave earlier much to Luke's dismay so that he'll be forced to get help from me, but that did not work. I sat on a chair beside the bed with my arms crossed in front of my chest. Luke suddenly dropped the spoon, spilling the hot porridge on his lap.Luke hissed in pain as the food landed on him. I immediately stood up from the chair to help him clean up, but he just pushed me away. I snapped and grabbed his wrist with a ti
Luke’s POVEver since Valentino mentioned the wedding, his mother went crazy with the planning. I thought my getting married would involve a sweet proposal on top of a hill, but here we are. I couldn't even have a say in my wedding. I didn't even get to properly decide if I wanted to get wed. Every time I would get asked what I want, it was either Valentino or his mother who would answer for me, so I just let them be. I'm currently sitting on a swing in the garden. Valentino's behind me, brushing the tangles out of my hair. "Luke!" Valeria called out to me.I turned my head in Valeria's direction and she was holding a small box in her hands. She walked toward us before pushing the small box into Valentino's hand."Get off the swing, my dear. You're pregnant. A swing is the least safe place where you should be sitting right now." She said before pulling me up from my seat."I'm fine, Valeria. You don't have to worry about me too much." I said to her."Hush. I'm allowed to get worried.
Luke’s POVI could feel someone's breath grazing my neck, waking me up from my sleep. I opened my eyes and saw Valentino on my side, his arm around my waist and his head right next to mine. We're currently in our room and Valentino was sound asleep. I contemplated whether to wake him up or not, but he started to stir in his sleep.Valentino woke up from his sleep and pulled me closer to him. "How are you feeling?" He asks."Good," I said as I turn to my side to face him. "I'm sorry about the candy."Valentino let out a chuckle. "You don't have to worry about that. I'll just eat when you're no longer pregnant." He said with a smile spreading on his face.I look at him confused. "No longer pregnant?"Valentino brought his hand up to my face, stroking my cheek with his thumb. "One of the resident doctors came and checked you while you were unconscious. You're pregnant." He announced, joy evident in his tone.I didn't feel the same way. I was scared. It wasn't that long since I had my mis
Luke's POVIt's been two weeks since we landed in Italy, and I've enjoyed every moment of it. Valentino has spent his time touring me around spots in the city, showing me places where he used to play as a kid, and introducing me to people he knew while growing up. I never expected Valentino to treat me this differently once we landed here. I thought I would be under surveillance 24/7, but I was free to leave the house any time I want, alone or not.I was currently in one of the greenhouses in their garden, cutting off the thorns from the roses we picked earlier. Another thing is that I've been spending a lot of time with Valeria. She's been showing me all kinds of flowers that she's growing in the garden. Seeing her, I expected that she would prefer someone else to do the work for her, so it was surprising when I saw her doing all the gardening. These past few weeks felt so ... normal, to say the least. I was genuinely happy, and I felt at home. Something that I thought I could never
Valentino's POVLuke fell asleep on my lap the rest of the way. I laid him back down on the seat with his head resting on my lap. I opened the panel and called out to the driver."Get us some shirts as we reach the mansion," I told him, and he nods, and I closed the panel again.We soon pulled up to the driveway of the main house. The car stopped as the car was parked in the driveway. I looked over to Luke and gently woke him up. Luke stirred for a while before waking up from his sleep. Luke slowly sat up, stretching out his arms as he awoke."Are we here?" He asked."Yeah," I replied.There was a knock on the door, and I opened the window. One of the men handed me two shirts and I hand one over to Luke. He quickly put it on as I put on mine before we exit the car. Luke's mouth gapes open in amazement as he looks over the mansion."This is bigger than where we live." He whispered in amazement."Yeah, this is where I grew up," I told him as I wrap an arm around his waist."I still don'
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