"I think Dante's been acting weird lately. Don't you think?" I asked Sierra, as I pulled the brush through my hair. Sierra was standing on the balcony. It was late and Dante still wasn't home.
"I don't think things are changing." She said to me. I walked out onto the balcony with her.
"What do you mean?" I asked her.
"I mean your plan is not working. He still loves her and it's been over a year." Sierra said.
"So, what should we do then?" I asked her.
"I think we should just let him go." She said. I almost started laughing out loud.
"Are you stupid? He is never going to be let go. He belongs to me." I spit out. She turned to look at me.
"Don't you mean us?" She asked.
"No bitch, I mean me." I said and I ran full speed at her and pushed her off the balcony. I grabbed the railing and watched her fall to the ground below.
I heard the door start to open, as I worked up some tears. Dante walked inside and I ran to him. "Call an ambulance." I yelled out. Dante grabbed me.
"What's wrong?" He asked.
"Sierra just jumped off the balcony." I said. He let go of me and ran outside. I watched him pull out his phone and call for help. I just stood there smiling.
I couldn't believe Paul was blowing us off for some bitch. The nerve of this fucker. "I know where his location is." Andre said.
"Then what the fuck are you doing? Let's go get his ass." Andre smiled.
"I'm on it." He said. We pulled up in front of this fancy restaurant. We walked inside and made our way over to his table. The long haired woman was facing away from us. Andre spoke to Paul. That's when the woman turned to face us. My fucking heart stopped beating when I looked at her face. My sugar. I said to myself. I felt the panic start to rise. Please baby, please don't say anything. I kept repeating to myself. Our eyes locked and she turned away from me. I tried to calm myself. What the fuck was she doing here?
She stayed calm and talked to us. That's when I asked Paul to talk with us outside. He got up and we went out front of the restaurant. "Where did you find that one?" I spit out at Paul. Obviously completely pissed off he was with my girl. If I didn't control myself I was going to rip his fucking throat out.
"Chill Dante, I met her today at a cafe. I just asked her to dinner." Paul said. Andre looked at me kind of funny. I needed to chill. I took a deep breath.
"Boss needs you tonight, so wrap it up." I said. He nodded at me and made his way back inside. I looked over towards Beth and she was looking at me. I got inside the car and winked at her beautiful smile.
We pulled up in front of the mansion and I jumped out of the van. "Look, tell the boss I had something important to take care of and I'll check in later." I said to Andre as I ran to my car. He waved me off and I took off. I made it back just in time to see Beth walking off alone. I followed far behind till she got to an apartment building. I parked far away from her. I saw what apartment she went into. I fought with myself about going to her or just leaving, but my selfishness took over and I got out of the car. I ran over to her building and went inside. I got to her door and argued with myself some more before I knocked. I heard her yell.
"Who is it?" I stayed quiet telling her not to open the door, to myself. Then the door opened and she stood in front of me, in nothing but a robe that was slightly open and I could see her skin. She backed up some and said my name. I came in and I closed the door behind me and lost it. Our eyes locked and I grabbed her and slammed her against the wall. I lost all control and I didn't give a fuck.
I held her in my arms after we were done. I didn't want to let her go. I knew I couldn't be gone to much longer. I ended up leaving my world sitting on the floor crying. It killed me to leave her there. All I wanted to do was kill everyone I could so I could be with her. She was even more beautiful than the last time I saw her. I got back to my place and I thought I heard someone scream. I rushed inside and ran to the bedroom. Allissa was looking over the balcony. When she saw me she ran to my arms. "Call an ambulance." She said.
"What happened?" I asked her.
"Sierra just jumped off the balcony." She said. I let go of Allissa and ran outside. I looked over the railing and sure enough Sierra was laying dead on the concrete. She fell eight stories high. I took a deep breath and pulled out my phone and called an ambulance. I walked back inside.
"What happened?" I asked Allissa.
"I don't know, she has been acting funny all day and when I went outside to join her...she.. she just looked at me and jumped. There was nothing I could do. I'm sorry Dante." She said and then looked down. I just rolled my eyes at her and headed down to where Sierra's body was.
Once the police and ambulance showed up I told them what Allissa told me and they went to talk to her. I watched them take Sierra's body away. Something just didn't seem right to me about all of this. I intended to find out what was really going on. After the police left, it was just Allissa and I at home. She put on a real good act for the police, but once they were gone, she was acting like her normal self. I watched her as I sat on the bed. "Are you sure that's what happened tonight?" I asked her.
"What do you mean love?" She asked me.
"I mean, are you sure she just jumped? I mean she didn't say anything funny all day?" I said.
"I told you already, she was acting funny all day long. She was quiet and distant. I had finally decided to try and talk to her when she jumped." She said.
"So, she never gave you any reason for being depressed or upset in anyway?" I said.
"Why are you so worried about it Dante? Aren't you glad she is gone? Now you and I can be together without having to share." She said smiling down at me. I just eyed her. I stood up.
"What did you do Allissa? I know you better than this." I said, in her face. I grabbed her shoulders tightly.
"Let go of me Dante, your hurting me." She spit back at me.
"I don't give a fuck, what did you do?" I snapped.
"I didn't do anything." She hollered out.
"I swear to god Allissa if I find out you did anything to Sierra, I'll rip your fucking throat out." I said.
"Yeah, go ahead and your precious Beth will die along with her family." She said. I just stood there and looked at her.
"Fuck you Allissa." I said, and walked away from her.
The next morning I woke up pretty early. I gave Enzo a call and let him know what was going on. I told him what he said about my family being killed and that we would have to hide for the rest of our lives. That really pissed off Enzo. No one threatens the family. I guess Allissa really doesn't know who she has been messing with. I had an art class today and I still needed to keep up appearances. I got up and jumped into the shower, so I could start my day. After I was dressed I went into the kitchen to make my tea and some toast. My stomach has been doing flip flops ever since I saw Dante. I haven't really been to hungry. Emma usually meets me in the mornings, so we can go to class together. I looked at the time and she should be here any moment.
I heard someone knock on the door. I knew it was her and I hollered out. "It's open Emma, come on in." I started some more tea.
"You should really keep your door locked at all times." I heard a deep voice say. I looked up and Dante was standing in my kitchen. I sat my cup down and ran to his side. I locked my lips with him and he kissed me back. "Hello sugar." He said to me.
"Hello." I said back. "What are you doing here Dante?" I asked him. Not that I wasn't ecstatic that he was here, but I was worried for him.
"I just needed to see you." He said, kissing me some more.
"I've got my friend on her way over soon." I said.
"A friend?" He asked. I giggled some.
"Yeah, we met in my art class, she is just a good friend. Her and her boyfriend live down the road some and we go to class together in the mornings." I said, smiling at him. Dante looked tired and stressed out. "Dante, is everything okay?" I asked him. He took a seat at my bar. I walked over and made him a cup of tea.
"Sierra died last night." He said.
"Sierra?" I said. He looked up at me.
"Yeah, she fell eight stories last night." He said. I got all kinds of confused.
"How would you know that?" I asked him.
"Don't you know? It was her and Allissa that's been keeping me." He said. My mouth fell open.
"I had no idea Sierra was involved. I don't think any of us knew." I said. He just shook his head.
"Yeah, well she has been since the beginning, but I think Allissa killed her." He said.
"What makes you think that?" I asked him.
"Let's just call it a huge hunch." He said. I nodded at him.
"Dante, I want you to know that Enzo is on his way here." I said. "He knows everything I know." Dante's eyes got huge.
"Beth, you have to stop him from coming." He said standing up. I got confused.
"Dante, do you want to stay with Allissa?" I asked him. Just then there was a knock on my door.
"Listen to me Beth, there's things you don't know just yet. Enzo needs to stay away." He said. I was about to ask him what he was talking about, when the front door opened.
"Beth, hello? I'm here." We both heard Emma holler out. Dante and I looked at each other. Then Dante ran out of sight.