There is no disease so destructive as lust.- Quote by Chanakya
I found the guys back in Reese's office. Beth's mother and sister went to Beth's room to watch over her. "What's going on?" I asked as I stepped into the office.
"We can't get a hold of Jacob." Reese spit out. I could see the anger in his face. He kept trying to call his son. I walked over to Damon.
"What did you do with Sierra?" I asked him.
"We let her go as soon as we knew it was Allissa." He said.
"Is she going to keep her mouth shut?" I asked him.
"Yeah, I wouldn't worry about her." He said and smiled at me. Reese stood up.
"Come on we're going to his apartment," Reese said, as he left the room. I ran back up to Beth. She was sleeping and I let her mom and sister know we would be back soon. I didn't tell them where we were going or what was going on. I didn't want to add more stress.
When we got to Jacob's apartment, it was a mess. It was obvious that there was a little bit of a struggle. "What the fuck is wrong with this girl?" Reese shouted.
"It's my fault, sir," I said, feeling defeated.
"Women are crazy Dante, this is not your fault," Enzo said. I took a deep breath when Damon came out of the bedroom holding a bat. There was blood on it and we all stood quiet.
"I'm going to kill this fucking bitch," Reese said. I've never seen the man so pissed off. It was quite frightening. We headed back out to the cars and I rode with Damon.
"Damon, can I ask you a question?" He nodded at me. "Why did Reese never join the family?" I asked him. "I mean he seems to have the right mentality for the work?" I said.
"Your right, he does, but he never wanted that life. I tried many times to get him to join us. He wanted a normal life and his partner Justin and him had life pretty much mapped out for themselves." He said. I nodded at him.
"I was just wondering," I said.
I went back up to Beth as soon as we returned. She was alone in her room and sleeping. I walked over to her and looked at her small body. She had lost weight and she looked broken. I wasn't sure how I was going to tell her that Allissa had taken Jacob. Allissa had to know that she was going to be killed. I walked back out of the room, not wanting to wake Beth. I heard the doorbell go off and I walked over to the banister to see who was here. Damon went and answered it. It was Dimitri and he walked in with four other gentlemen, one being Leo. They talked at the door for a moment before they head towards Reese's office. I walked down the steps and met them all at Reese's door. I walked in and thought to myself that Reese's office looked like a police database. There were computers set up everywhere.
Some had cameras of the city set up and others were trying to trace phones, but Chicago was a very large city and it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. None of us knew exactly how far Allissa would take this or even what her motives were. We hadn't heard a word from her. If she would only let us know what her demands were then we can go from there, but as it sets right now we have nothing to go on. We heard a tap on the office door and Ivy stuck her head in. "Dante, Beth is awake and she is asking for you." She said. I nodded at her and looked at Enzo. He nodded his head at me and I went to her. I saw Leo look up and he looked away when I made eye contact with him. This guy was pushing my buttons. Beth was mine and he would do himself good not to fuck with me.
I walked into her room and she had herself sitting up. She smiled when she saw me and it melted my heart. "Hello sugar, how are you feeling?" I asked her.
"Better now." She said. I walked over to her side and took a seat next to her bed. She reached out to me and I took her hand and kissed it.
"I need to tell you something sugar," I said. She laid there looking at me. "Your brother is now missing and we believe Allissa is behind this, but we don't know why she has him." Beth's eyes got big.
"I know why she is doing this Dante." She said.
"Tell me, baby," I said.
"It's you." She said.
"What do you mean, me?" She closed her eyes.
"She took me because of you. She wants you. She is doing all of this because she is after you." She said as she took a deep breath. "She is crazy over you and when I say crazy, that's exactly what I mean." She said. I stood up and kissed her hand again. "Dante, please don't do anything stupid." She said. I bent over and kissed her sweet lips.
"I know what I've got to do," I said to her. Her face became frightened.
"Dante." She said. I just smiled at her and started to leave the room. "DANTE!" She yelled after me. I almost bumped right into someone outside her door. It was Leo standing there. I looked into his eyes, and I let my pride go as I told him to stay with her. He nodded at me and walked into her room. I headed down to Reese's office, knowing what I needed to do, and it wasn't going to be pretty.
I started to cry as I hollered out after Dante, but he just left me. That's when Leo walked into my room. "Leo, what are you doing here? Wait, I need you to stop Dante. He is going to get himself hurt. He is going to go after Allissa." I said. Leo just smiled at me and came to my side. He bent down and kissed my forehead. "Leo, please," I said.
"Listen, love, you have to let him take care of this. It's him that she is after and this is not going to end unless he takes care of it. It's not like he doesn't know what he is doing." Leo said. I looked confused at him.
"What does that mean? Knows what he is doing?" I asked him. Then he looked back at me confused.
"Well because he is part of the mafia," Leo said. I started to laugh.
"Dante was never part of the mafia," I said, Leo stayed quiet. "Why would you think that?" I asked him.
"I think maybe you should talk to him about this." He said. I got frustrated and I felt helpless. I looked over and, Leo.
"Can you please get my father for me," I asked. Leo nodded at me.
"First before I go, please tell me how you're doing." He asked me. He was such a sweet guy and I felt sorry for him. I knew he was so concerned about me because he put me in this position. I had forgiven him, but I knew he felt guilty.
"I'm doing much better Leo, really I forgive you. You don't have to feel guilty." I said. He smiled at me and kissed my forehead again. He then left the room. A few minutes later my father knocked on the door and came in.
"Hey baby, how are you feeling?" He asked me.
"Daddy, is Dante part of the mafia?" Were the first words out of my mouth. He stopped and just looked at me. "Please daddy," I said. He walked over and took a seat next to me. He took a deep breath.
"He was, he use to work with Enzo, Damon's partner." He said. "But Adriana, you should really talk to him about all of this. He is a good man and hasn't left since you disappeared. He loves you so much." He said. I was shocked when I heard my father's words.
"Daddy, I need you to listen to me. Allissa is behind all of this. She wants Dante and I don't think she is going to stop till she has him. I told him all of this and now I'm worried he is going to get himself hurt." I said.
My father stood up and started to pace the room. "You know this woman is going to die. She doesn't have a prayer if I get to her first." He said.
"Daddy she is crazy over Dante, if she took Jacob, there's no telling what she will do," I said.
"Baby, I've got to go. Don't worry about Dante. I promise you he will be alright." He said to me and left the room. I took a deep breath. I started to get angry that I was stuck in this bed. I felt like I had to do something, but what could I do? I started to look for my cell phone. I knew I had it in this bed. I pulled the blankets up and found it. I scrolled through my contacts and found Allissa's phone number. I hit send and hoped she would pick up.
"Well, hello Adriana. How are you feeling?"
"What is wrong with you Allissa?"
"Whatever do you mean?"
"Where's my brother?"
"Oh Jacob, he is right here?"
"Let him go, Allissa."
"Sure, just give me Dante and I'll give you Jacob."
Just then Dante and my father came walking into my room.
"What part of he doesn't want you, do you not understand?" All I heard was laughing on the other end.
"Let me tell you something Beth if it wasn't for you I'd have Dante. Now unless you want to see your brother in a coffin, you had better give Dante over to me."
"You're fucking crazy you know that?" My father ran out of the room and Dante came over to my side.
"Give me the damn phone." Dante hollered. I put the phone on speaker, just as Damon, Enzo, my father and other men came running into my room.
"What do you want?" Dante yelled at the phone.
"Dante, is that you baby?" We all just shook our heads. Dante calmed himself down and started to talk to her.
"It's me, Allissa, what's going on?"
"I need you, Dante. I need you in my life. People are trying to hurt me and Beth is being mean to me." All our eyes got big. She was losing her mind.
"Allissa, do you have Jacob?"
"Yes, but I only hurt him because he was going to hurt me when he found out it was you that I loved." I started to hear the twilight zone theme song in my head.
"Listen to me Allissa, you have to let him go."
"No, I won't till you're with me. Adriana won't love you like I will. She is not good for you."
"So if I come to you, you'll let Jacob go?"
"If you leave Beth and be with me, I will let him go, but Dante understand this. He doesn't have a lot of time. He is really hurt, and I'm running out of patience."
"I'll come to you Allissa, just tell me where you are?" We all heard her laughing again.
"You think I'm fucking stupid. I know everyone is listening to this conversation. I'll get in touch with you soon." Then she hung up the phone. I felt my tears start to fall down my face. Everyone in the room was quiet. Dante started to rub my head.
"You can't do this Dante." I said. He looked at me with a sympathetic face.
"If I don't do this, she is never going to stop and she will kill your brother. I can't do that to you or your family. This is my fault." He said to me. My crying started to become uncontrollable. Dante leaned down and kissed my lips. "I've got to do this sugar and you have to let me go." He said. I looked over to my father, who just turned away from me.
"You dumb bitch, just because he will come to you doesn't mean he will love you." I spit out at her. She just started to laugh.
"Maybe not right away, but he will learn that I'm the right one for him." The door opened and someone else came into the room. It was a woman I didn't recognize.
"Allissa, we need to talk." She said.
"Okay, I'll be out there in just a moment." Allissa said to the woman.
"And who is this woman? Your other bitch?" I asked. The other woman turned to look at me.
"I'm Dante's wife and you'd do yourself good to shut your fucking mouth." She snapped at me.
"Sierra, be a nice girl. We're about to get Dante back." Allissa said.