chapter 3 more errands
After a few weeks of working for Adamo De Blase, James Campania was introduced to another member of the Salvetti family, Vicenzo Di Mauro. Vicenzo was a soldier in the family and a close friend of Adamo’s. He was a tall, broad-shouldered man with a thick mustache and a stern demeanor.
Adamo had recommended James to Vicenzo, saying that he was a hard worker and a loyal member of the family. Vicenzo was impressed by James’ dedication to the family and quickly put him to work. At first, James was hesitant to take on the new role, as he was still learning the ropes of the mafia world and didn’t want to step on any toes. But Vicenzo was insistent, and promised to show James the ropes and keep him safe.
Under Vicenzo’s guidance, James began running more complex errands for the Salvetti family. He was tasked with collecting money owed to the family, delivering messages to other members, and even carrying out minor acts of violence when necessary. It was a dangerous job, but James knew that if he could prove himself to Vicenzo and the Salvetti family, he could rise through the ranks and make a name for himself.
James’ first assignment for Vicenzo was a simple one. He was to pick up a package from a supplier in downtown Brooklyn and deliver it to Vicenzo’s apartment in Bensonhurst. James was a bit nervous about the task, as he knew that the package was likely illegal, but he didn’t want to disappoint Vicenzo.
He drove his beat-up car to the supplier’s warehouse, parked out front, and walked in. The warehouse was dimly lit, with rows of shelves filled with boxes and crates. James approached the supplier, a middle-aged man with a bald head and a thick Brooklyn accent.
“Hey, I’m here to pick up a package for Vicenzo Di Mauro,” James said, trying to sound confident.
The supplier looked James up and down, then nodded and disappeared into the back of the warehouse. A few minutes later, he emerged carrying a small brown paper bag. He handed it to James, who quickly tucked it under his arm and headed back to his car.
As he drove through the streets of Brooklyn, James couldn’t help but feel a sense of excitement. He was doing something that few people dared to do, and he was doing it for a powerful and respected family.
When he arrived at Vicenzo’s apartment, he was greeted by the soldier’s wife, Maria. She was a short, plump woman with a warm smile and a thick Italian accent. She invited James in and offered him a glass of wine, which he politely declined.
Vicenzo emerged from the back room a few minutes later, his expression serious. He took the package from James and examined it closely, then nodded his approval.
“Good work, James,” he said. “You’re proving to be a valuable asset to the family.”
Over the next few weeks, James continued to work for Vicenzo, doing various errands and tasks for him. Some of them were as simple as picking up packages or delivering messages, while others were more complex and required James to use his wits and street smarts.
One day, Vicenzo called James to his apartment and told him that he needed him to accompany him on a job. James was nervous but excited at the same time. He knew that this would be an opportunity to prove his worth to the family and move up the ranks.
The job was to collect a debt from a local business owner who had fallen behind on his payments to the family. James and Vicenzo drove to the man’s shop, a small bakery in Bay Ridge, and parked out front.
Vicenzo went inside to speak with the owner while James waited outside, keeping watch for any trouble. After a few minutes, Vicenzo emerged with a wad of cash in his hand.
“Let’s go,” he said, motioning for James to follow him back to the car.
As they drove away, James couldn’t help but feel a sense of exhilaration. He was part of something bigger than himself, something that few people knew about or understood.
Over the next few months, James continued to work for Vicenzo, proving himself to be a reliable and trustworthy member of the family. He also began to form relationships with soldiers like Adamo De blaze and Vicenzo as James would enjoy making money over the months as he would make over 2000 dollers from working for the salvetti family as he would enjoy it at 20 him and vito would be making more then what people would make in years in USA
Despite the risks, James found himself drawn to the excitement and power of the mafia world. He enjoyed the feeling of being part of a tight-knit group that was feared and respected by the community. He also appreciated the sense of family that the Salvetti family provided, especially after the loss of his own parents.
As he became more involved in the mafia, James started to develop a reputation as a hard worker and loyal member of the family. He earned the respect of his fellow associates and soldiers, and was even given a small cut of the profits from the family’s illicit activities.
But as James became more successful in the mafia world, he also became more isolated from his old life. He had few friends outside of the Salvetti family, and his siblings, who were struggling to make ends meet on their own, saw him as a traitor for associating with criminals.
Despite this, James continued to work hard and climb the ranks of the Salvetti family. He learned everything he could about the inner workings of the organization, and made connections with other powerful mafia figures throughout New York City.
As he worked for Vicenzo, James also struck up a friendship with a fellow associate named Vito De Luca. The two men quickly became close, bonding over their shared experiences in the mafia world and their Italian heritage.
Vito was a few years older than James, and had been working for the Salvetti family for several years. He had already gained a reputation as a tough and cunning member of the organization, and James looked up to him as his best friend and someone he can trust as vito was working for them since 18 and he 22 .
Together, James and Vito began taking on more challenging tasks for the Salvetti family. They were sent to collect debts from rival gangs, smuggle contraband across state lines.
Despite the risks, James felt alive when he was working for the Salvetti family. He was making good money, and had finally found a sense of purpose in his life. But he knew that the dangers of the mafia world were ever-present, and that one wrong move could lead to his downfall.
As James continued to work for Vicenzo and the Salvetti family, he began to dream of one day becoming a made man. He knew that this was the highest honor that a member of the mafia could achieve, and he was determined to prove himself worthy of the title.
But before he could even think about becoming a made man, James knew that he had to continue to prove himself to Vicenzo and the other members of the Salvetti family. He worked tirelessly, day and night, to carry out their orders and stay one step ahead of their enemies.
In the dangerous and unpredictable world of the mafia, James knew that he couldn’t afford to let his guard down for no one and cant get into too much trouble for his life to get in trouble.