Twice Forbidden 2

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Chapter 21

Adriana's POV,

"You? Your behind this?" I shouted. She came walking into the light. I watched her walk over to the person who has been caring for me. She said something to him and he left the room. She then made her way over to my side. "Allissa how could you do this to me? You almost killed me and now you have me trapped here like an animal." She just stood there and laughed at me. "Your crazy you know that." I spit at her.

"Oh poor Adriana, boo hoo." She said. I just shook my head at her.

"Why are you doing this to me?" I asked her.

"You haven't figured that out yet, you really aren't very smart are you?" She said. "Dante. He should be with me not you, you don't even like men." My mouth fell open.

"Are you kidding me right now? You ran me off the road and kidnapped me because of Dante? What do you expect to accomplish?" I asked.

"Well, the way I figure it. If your gone long enough he will forget about you. I'll be the one around to make him feel better." She said.

I couldn't believe what I was hearing. "What about my brother?" I asked her.

"What about him? He is just as bad as the guy that's keeping you here. Most men are just so easy to train. You get them in love with you and they will do anything. Of course, I couldn't ask your brother for his help, even though he is mad at you. He still wouldn't betray his family like that." She said.

"How long are you going to keep me like this?" I asked her.

"As long as you cooperate, I'll let you live. Your brother told me about your plans for Paris. I'm thinking if I keep you gone long enough for Dante to let you go and he falls for me, then I'll let you go as long as you promise to go straight to Paris and keep your plans. Otherwise, well... you know." She said. She really is crazy.

"There's only one problem with your plan there genius, do you not know who my father is? I promise you as we speak right now he has been looking for me." She smiled.

"I've been to your home Beth. They have no idea where you are. There is no trace of you what so ever. I've also got a plan for that. Your going to call them and tell them you left for Paris and that's where you have been." I just closed my eyes and put my head down.

I heard her start to laugh. "This is perfect." She said, as she started to dance around the room. Yep, nuttier than a bowl of nuts. I said to myself. "I'll see you later Beth." She said, and I watched her leave the room. I felt the tear sting my eyes. I had no idea how long I had already been here. What scared me most about all this was her plan could actually work. I'm not sure about the whole Dante part, but me being in Paris this whole time could work, but what if Dante doesn't fall for her? Would she kill me over that. I needed to figure out a way out of here. Who was I kidding? Both of my legs were broken. That much I knew. It wasn't like I could just run away. I started to try and lay myself back down. I was in pain and my stomach was feeling upset. I heard the door open again. I turned to see it was the guy who's been taking care of me. I then had an idea. He came over to my side and grabbed my blanket and covered me.

"What's your name?" I asked. He kind of looked at me. I watched him take a deep breath.

"My name is Leo." He said in a very deep voice.

"Hello Leo, I'm Adriana or Beth for short." I said.

"I already know your name." He said.

"Yeah, I thought so, but I wanted to be polite." I said. He nodded at me. "You can take your mask off if you want to. It's got to be hot having to wear that all the time." I said. He kind of watched me for a moment. "It's okay really, I already know who did this to me. What's it going to hurt?" I asked him. He took another deep breath and removed his mask. I was taking back by him. He was very good looking. I didn't understand why Allissa wasn't interested in him.

Leo was just as good looking as Dante. He took a seat in front of me. I felt more pain in my stomach, which made me grab it some. He came to my side. "What can I do for you? Do you need some pain medicine?" He asked me.

"No, I'm okay." I said. "Can I ask you a question Leo?" He nodded at me. "Do you know why Allissa has me here?" I asked him. He stayed quiet. I just looked at him.

"For money." He said. I looked at him funny.

"Money? Is that what she told you? Because that's not true." I said. He looked at me.

"She owes the boss money and is using you to get at your father." I just shook my head at him. The boss? I said to myself.

"She is lying to you Leo, that not the truth. The whole reason why she has me here is because of a guy she is in love with." I could see the anger in he eyes. "You love her don't you?" I asked him. He just kept looking at me. "She doesn't even care about you. She is in love with Dante Marks and he is in love with me." I said. He stood up and slammed his mask down on the ground. He walked out and left me laying there. I took a deep breath and closed my eyes.

Dante's POV,

I woke up with a sick feeling in my stomach. Beth has been missing now for over a week. Damon and Enzo have been working long and hard to try and find some trace of her, but they keep coming up with dead ends. Reese and Ivy haven't been looking to good lately. Beth's sister Jordan and her husband have been staying here at the house. She is sure anyway now. We have all been keeping an eye on her. I got up and pulled some sweats on and headed downstairs. I found Ivy and Jordan in the kitchen. Both of them were working hard at making breakfast for everyone. I walked over and asked Ivy what I could help with. She put me to work on potatoes.

We covered the table in eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, a huge bowl of fruit and pancakes. It was enough food for an army. I went to let everyone know breakfast was ready. I walked past everyone and headed out back. I hadn't smoked in years and I lit one up. I felt someone walk up to me and I looked up to see Reese. "Since when do you smoke?" He asked me.

"I haven't in years, but I just needed one ya know?" I said.

"Yeah, I'd join you, but Ivy would have my ass." We both smiled. "Tell me how you were affiliated with Enzo?" Reese asked me.

"I was in the foster care system back in New York. I met Dawson in my junior year of high school. The people I lived with didn't care about me. All they cared about was getting their check each month. I was on the job hunt when Dawson told me he could get me a job making really good money in a really fast way. That's when he introduced me to Enzo. I'm a very trusting person Mr. Jackson. I was just turning seventeen when I met the family." Reese nodded his head at me.

"After I did a couple of jobs and proved myself worthy, they had me doing larger more trusting jobs. Then I was asked to move into the house after I turned eighteen. Besides buying myself a car and taking care of my needs, I saved most of my money. After about two years of being with them, Enzo asked me to be his right hand man. I'm and expert sniper and fighter. Not to toot my own horn, but I was the best man Enzo had. My biggest job was to protect Enzo at all cost." I said. Reese took a deep breath.

"Why did you leave?" He asked me. I took a deep breath.

"Because I fell in love and I didn't want to bring her into that world." I said.

"Sierra?" He asked me.

"Yes, once I knew all was good with the family. I moved her and I out here and I started my company with all the money I had saved. I haven't seen Enzo since the time I left. That is until now. I've always been in contact with Dawson, he is my best friend." I said. Reese patted my shoulder.

"It's good to know you choose love over your job. Would you even consider returning?" He asked me.

"Honestly, I've never even thought about that. All I really care about right now is Beth." Reese looked down.

"Did my daughter ever tell you the story about how Ivy was taken from us?" He asked me. I looked at him confused. I just shook my head at him. "It was when she was pregnant with the twins. I know you know the twins don't look like me." I started to get confused.

"I'm not sure what your trying to tell me sir." I said. He took a deep breath and walked over to some chairs and took a seat. Ivy walked out back with two plates full of food.

"I don't care how down you two are, you need to eat." She said, as she sat the food down by us and walked back inside the house. Reese just smiled at me.

"Back before I met Ivy, I ran the company with my partner and best friend Justin Tanner." I could see the pain in his face as he spoke. "Justin and I both met Ivy at one of my annual balls. To make a long story short, we both pursued her and we both got her." He stopped talking for a moment and took a bite of food.

"What do you mean, you both got her?" I asked him.

"I mean she was with us both, together. The three of us were together." My mouth fell open and I tried to maintain my maturity.

"So, what your telling me is that you were all together, together?" I asked him. He smiled.

"Yes and no. Justin and I were never together like that, but we shared her and took her together." He said. I understood more.

"And she was okay with that?" I asked him.

"Yes, she was completely in love with us both and we loved her in return and we didn't care what anyone thought. But we also had some people that weren't very happy about us. Ivy was taken from us and hurt. I had to call my cousin than as well, but we lost Justin that night, he saved Ivy's life that night. Now with all of this going on, it's bringing up very bad memories for us." His story broke my heart and my heart pleaded for Beth.

We need to find her soon.


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