Adam had finished his pasta quite quickly and was resting in the chair when Samantha approached him from the side, taking a drink as she started to talk. The beer, however, was almost sprayed over the table as it went down the wrong way after hearing the words that left her mouth, barely being able to keep himself under control. Swallowing what was left of the beer and letting out a small cough to clear his lungs, he turned to Bella in a hope that she could give him an answer. She simply shrugged at him. Great.
"Pardon me, Mrs.. Castaletta..." He told her, his voice quiet. She really hadn't helped him out here. The Don was sitting right next to him, and here he was having to answer questions about his beloved daughter and their relationship. Grandkids? Fuck, this really was going to be a dangerous few moments.
"Me and your daughter have known each other for a long time now, and as you know she is a very beautiful woman, much like yourself...." Adam told her, looking up at the Don for a split second to see how he was reacting to the conversation. "And Isabella deserves the best man possible, and I do not believe that I fit that specification, unfortunately."
Adam wanted to add "Maybe in the future, who knows?" But he was still not sure about the Don's stance on the subject.
"Now Mrs.. Castaletta, if you could excuse me, I'm going to order another drink. Can I get you anything?" Adam asked the people sitting in his immediate vicinity before standing from the table and heading over to the bar. "Not too bad Adam....not too bad. You handled that quite well." He thought to himself as he ordered the drinks and directed the waiter to the table where they were sitting, before returning to his seat.
Si vis pacem, para bellum
Richard finished eating, placed the fork down on the empty plate & took the last sip of beer from his bottle. Then he proceeded checking his cellphone, who he had closed when the meeting started. Richard was determined not to stay any longer. After seeing that he has no missed calls or messages, he rises up from his chair, puts his cellphone back in the pocket & he rubs his hands. "Well, good night everyone, Don, Mama. I've got a busy day tomorow & I need my beauty sleep." Said Richard as he walked away from the table & headed to the exit.
That was pretty much a lie actually. He just needed an excuse to get out of there. As he got out, he saw 2 black guys that were admiring the black Ferrari 599 GTO he stole today. One of them even touched it. "Hey, hey! Come on! This ain't no showroom, get lost, both of you!" Said Richard as he waved at them to go away. "Yooo, relax brother! We were just looking at it." Said one of them as he started walking away. "Damn rich snobs! Act like they own the world." Said the other as he walked away as well.
Richard unlocked the door of the Ferrari & got inside. He closed the door, started the car & drove away from the restaurant. This time at a much slower pace. After the news he just got, he wasn't in the mood for adrenaline anymore. He just wanted to relax, feel good & forget about this whole thing. And he knew exactly what to do.
I'm your huckleberry
“That sounds like a wonderful idea Izzy.” Agilina smiled at the idea of getting to spend a day with her old friend, perhaps finding her some attire fitting a Capo. Of course once she had decent clothes Issabelle was going to start on the fact that Lina was still staying in the place Izzy had found her after she had Giuvanni, a two bedroom apartment in a decent part of town. It was ok but not exactly fancy or private, most certainly not anything like she or Izzy had been raised to expect in a home.
As Lina finished her meal and wine she looked to the enforcer and spoke quietly, not wanting to interrupt the others. “Ghost right? Well Ghost if you don’t have much else to do I would appreciate some of your…artistic skill. I want to make a point and you seem to be the right guy for that. Come by the Velvet Tease, back door second floor when you have time.” With that Lina stood and made her way to the Don, bening to kiss his ring as was customary, before making her way to Mama. “Don’t let Izzy hog those pictures I gave her Mama, there are plenty.” After that Lina stopped to hug Issabelle and made her way out.
The night was clear and cool, pleasant, as Lina made her way to her car. A group of men were leaning against the wall of the restaurant by the parking lot looking grumpy. As she stepped out they looked over and a few whistled, promptly getting the finger, and watching as she walked up to her car. “No Ferrari for you miss?” A man spoke aloud and Lina raised her eyebrow before speaking with a thickened Sicilian accent. “No just a Chrysler.” The men seemed amused that she answered and wasn’t being overly rude as many coming from the restaurant. They started to speak and Lina cut them off with a smile and a wag of her finger. As she got it iher car she pulled out her phone and dialed.
“Anthony, invite that friend we talked about to desert and set the table for two.”
Joseph sat down to a pleasant dinner of chicken alfrado fettuccine with his wife and for the most part kept the conversation to themselves, he looked up to see Bella trying to get his attention and in responce to her question he held up five fingers and told her " AM ", which of course earned him a sour look from the girl. He had always gotten up early, mostly because it was the only part of the day he had to himself to think, so he and Zeus, his german shepard, would go out and get on the golf cart and head out to the two acre, secluded section of woods at the far end of the estate and either walk around or fish for a few hours at the lake that bordered the property.
The waiter had just taken their plates when Joseph happend to glimpse at his bodyguard who tensed instantly, and started to reach inside his jacket,Joseph reached for Samantha then turned to see what got the bodyguard on alert and saw Tony come toward him, he waved the bodyguard off as Tony knelt down beside him then added in after Tony told him of the appointments and Demazio deal, " Ah very good Tony,but listen to me, you stick with the deal offered understand, we're not paying that sonofabitch a dime more,understand?...and one more thing...I dont like these late night meetings, too many things can go wrong,hold on a minute", He motioned for his bodyguard to come over, " Hey Dino, pick out two of our boys to go with Capo Martinez tonite, anything goes wrong their to get him out, and dont leave any witnesses understand? ", then he turned back to Tony as the bodyguard went off to get two of the men ," you call Adam tomorrow after you've had some sleep and arrange a meeting ok?". He watched Tony get up and leave,he seemed like a pretty good guy...too bad his choice of profession was drugs.
Joseph was pleasantly surprised when samantha leaned across him, her ample bosom pressed into his arm, but then he rolled his eyes in exasperation when she started in on Adam about grandbabies...again, but watching Adam squirm in his seat was rather entertaining as she grilled him on the subject, despite the fact it was his Daughter she wanted Adam to have grandbabies with. When Adam got up to go get a drink, he reached out and grasped Adam by the hand and mockingly pleaded, " Yea Adam please,give her grandbabies...lots and lots of grandbabies...I dont care who's, just go find some,please ", which of course earned him a slap on the arm and the threat of sleeping on the couch. When Adam returned he asked, " how about you and me going to the pistol range tomorrow, I need abit of practice,dont worry about bringing targets...I'll only need one", He said with a straight face then purposely looked to Bella then back to Adam.
He heard and watched as Capo Mercer walked out after his brief announcemnet of leaving,the man had skills and knew his craft,but his social skills were quite abrasive to say the least. Joseph waved the bodyguard off again when Lina came and bent to kiss the Family ring and in return he cupped her face in his hands, " You keep those girls striaght,just cuase they do what they do dont mean they cant act like ladys and be treated as such outside the bedroom".Joseph stood after Lina left and took Samantha by the hand and lead her out on the small dance floor as the piano band played, he wrapped his rightarm around her the small of her back and took her righthand in his left,and nuzzled his face in her neck and trailing soft kisses on her skin as they began to slow dance about the floor as the remaining Capos mingled.
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Don't deny me...
Isabella turned and Faust and nodded, the liquor starting to affect her sense of reason. She studied him for a minute, realizing just how handsome he was. But the man was a viper... she'd sleep with him, but only if she could tie him up first and send someone to untie him. She smiled at the thought. "Let me say goodbye to everyone and then we go."
She laughed as her parents teased Adam. It was the best feeling in the world to watch them act like a normal family. No matter what happened in the past or the future, she loved her parents so very much. Her heart swelled as they got up and started to dance together.
She looked over at Adam, "I'm heading out to work. I'll text you when I'm home as a back up for my safety. Faust and I are going to discuss something he accomplished today. I'll meet you tomorrow for a debrief and we can discuss several other hot topic items." She leaned over and kissed his cheek, stood and looked at Lina, "Tomorrow afternoon.. you belong to me."
Lastly, Bella walked to the dance floor and smiled, hugging her mother for a minute and then cutting in. She slipped her hand into her fathers larger one and looked up at him. "I know you don't need to hear this, but I'm proud of who you are and I hope to make you proud of me. Thank you for caring enough to not make it easy." She leaned into him and kissed his cheek, "I love you, daddy." She smiled and walked toward Faust, "Let's go hotshot."
The Evil Overlord
William watched Isabella seemed to study him for a moment. She seemed very much like a black widow spider. Elegant, beautiful, rare, but no doubt that the people who fell for her charms and got caught in her web ended up dead sooner rather than later. It was an admirable trait, really. He had met women who were more subtle, and who could 'turn it off,' so to speak. William doubted that Isabella ever turned it off... whatever 'it' was. That said, she wasn't as cold as she pretended to be, at leat towards people who she trusted and cared for, like her mother and father.
He observed carefully as Isabella hugged her mother and kissed her father's cheek, wondering what it was like for someone like her to have a person to trust. Truth be told, William didn't trust anybody, and for good reason. Years of his work had taught him that keeping people at a certain distance, even if you pretended to do otherwise, was the best way to stay alive.
William stood up, laughing a little bit when Isabella called him 'hot shot,' and offered her his arm. "As long as you don't try and get me to dance, I'm ready to go." He said. The vodka bottle was empty anyway, so he left it on the table and waited for Isabella to decided where she wanted to discuss business.
The Almighty Robo-Squid
Ghost chuckled when Isabella made her point. He threw his hands up, shrugging his shoulders and giving her an innocent-looking “I don’t know what youre talking about” look. He grinned widely, taking another long sip from his drink before finishing his last bite of pasta. When he was finished, he leaned back in his chair with his drink, his eyes scanning the room quickly.
He watched Adam try to talk his way out of the bind the Don’s wife had put him in. He shook his head softly as he nearly choked on his drink, and laughed as he stumbled over his words. Not bad. he thought, looking to the Don to gauge his reaction. Could’ve gone worse. The Don looked a little exasperated at the thought, but Ghost could detect a hint of amusement. Interesting. The casual hint of a threat seemed a bit like a joke to Ghost, and he couldn’t help but chuckle.
His eyes flitted next to Lina, the red-haired lass that he had made a note earlier to strike up a conversation. It seemed now that she looked to him with that same intention. When she started talking, he had to lean closer to hear her soft words over all the noise. “Well Ghost if you don’t have much else to do I would appreciate some of your…artistic skill. I want to make a point and you seem to be the right guy for that.”
Ah, business. “Ah of course,” he said, nodding his head slightly. “Give me a few more minutes to finish my drink and thank the Don, and I’ll meet you there.” He raised his glass slightly as she walked away, and couldn’t help but watch till she walked out the door. Business sucked.
He threw back the rest of his drink and stood, placing the cup back on the table. He made his way to where the Don and his daughter were dancing, putting his hands in the air as the bodyguard eyed him, and leaned in slightly. “Sorry for the interruption,” he said, “But I gotta head out. Duty calls.” He said with a smirk. “Isabella,” he said, turning to the Don’s daughter. “I’m sure I’ll see ya round.”
Having paid his respects to the old man, Ghost made his way out of the meeting room. “Ey, Jimmy, I’m leavin’,” he called out, and the goon brought out Ghost’s weapons. After taking a few minutes to put everything back into his wardrobe, he left.
I am the almighty RoboSquid.
I really dont care either way.
I'm your huckleberry
Roughly thirty minutes later Lina was in the back of The Velvet Tease, changing into a pair of jeans, vintage t-shirt that was cut to show her thin waist, and a pair of Chuck Taylors. Anthony had done his job so her ‘guest’ was now in the second story room tied to a chair and gagged, despite the room being sound proof. The street level pimp had been warned multiple times move his business elsewhere, and change his choice of girls, but it seemed he wasn’t getting the idea. As a new Capo, and woman, it was important Lina make a point that no one was going to be pimping underage girls…anywhere.
Once changed Lina grabbed her phone and headed up stairs, slipping into the sound proof room and grinning. “Anthony, go down stairs and watch the girls. A man may come in by the name of Ghost, bring him up stairs and give him what he wants understood?” Anthony gave a ‘yes ma’am’ and made his way down stairs, leaving Lina alone with a chair and a table of necessities. “Ok Robert…or whatever your name is. Perhaps I wasn’t clear about this but you need to get the fuck out my turf…oh and stop pimping the fucking kids!” Lina stepped forward and punched, leaning into it and breaking his nose. “Right now I am trying to decide if I want to leave you as a warning or let your tortured body speak for itself but I will leave that to my associate.” The man was trying to snort the blood clear of his nose to breath but was generally not successful, causing him to breath in blood and choke on it a bit. Line looked the man over, taking note of the painful angles the tiny bones pointed out at. This was going to be interesting.
Don't deny me...
Isabella slipped her arm into Faust's waiting invitation and walked to the door with him, saying her goodbyes to a few other people in the room. When they arrived outside she realized something vital, "Oh fuck. All I've got is my bike. You want to take it, take yours or just meet me at the crush bar downtown?"
She stopped to close her eyes for a minute as the wind picked up and blew her long air around in its grasp, the dark locks dancing to and fro. She opened her eyes and smiled, "It feels great out here. Let's go to Le vigante instead. They have an outdoor patio that we can sit on and have a glass of wine. I'm interested in hearing what you know and where we're going with it."
The Evil Overlord
William smiled. "Why don't we take your bike? My car isn'tgoing anywhere." He said, laughing a little bit at the notion of someone stealing his car. Someone could try, and they might even get the care away somewhere. But then William would just hack into the police computers to use traffic cameras to see where the car went, and also change the police priority to finding his car. Despite not running the cybercrimes of the Castaletta family, William knew a lot about computers and how to hack in to and manipulate them. It was something he had to learn to do his job a few years ago, after all!
He laughed a bit. "And wine on a patio sounds good to me." He said. "I can't say I've ever been to Le Vigante, though. What's it like?" William asked.