Emma came walking into the kitchen. "Hey girl, did you not hear me calling out for you?" She asked me.
"I'm so sorry Emma, I didn't hear you. Look, I'm not feeling well today. I'm going to just stay home." I said.
"Really? You haven't missed a day yet. You must not be feeling well. Okay, well I'm going to head to class. I'll stop by on my way home and check on you." She said.
"Okay, thank you Emma." I said and she waved at me as she left. I heard her close the front door and Dante came back into the kitchen.
"Beth, I need you to listen to me. There are people watching you and your family. If I do anything to hurt or leave Allissa, these people will kill you and your family." Dante said.
"How do you know that?" I asked him.
"Because I work for them." He said.
"Work for them. What do you mean you work for them?" I was confused. Why would he work for someone that wanted to kill me and my family?
"Beth, it's been a long time. Allissa has wanted nothing but me. She is very persuasive when it comes to men. They seem to fall at her feet. I'm the only one who hasn't wanted her. I think this is why she is so obsessed with me. Anyways, she is tangled with a gang here in Paris. From day one, she has let me know that if I ever tried and leave her or hurt her in anyway, these people would hurt you and your family. She also made me join them. I'm now the second leader in command." He said.
"How the hell did that happen?" I asked.
"I'm very good at what I do when it comes to something like this." He said smiling at me.
"Something like what? Hurting people, drugs and guns?" I said.
"Sugar, there's more to being in a gang than that. I'm very loyal and I'm a good fighter. The best actually." He said, still smiling. I could see the change in him. I knew he loved this work.
"How do you know they are watching my family?" I asked him as I took a seat next to him. My eyes got big. "How do you know they are not watching me now?" I asked.
"They are not watching you now. If they were, I'd know about it. I think maybe there is a different group of people watching your family, because my boss acts like he know nothing about Allissa's arrangement with me. I think he thinks I'm actually with her." He said.
"Something doesn't seem right. I don't know what it is, but something is off." I said. "Dante, I've got to call Enzo, he will be here any day now." I said. Dante just stayed sitting as I pulled out my phone and called Enzo.
"Enzo listen, you can't come here."
"What? What are you talking about Beth?"
"I've got Dante here next to me, there are people watching my family that will kill them if anything happens to her or if Dante tries to leave."
"Dante is with you now?"
"Put him on the phone."
I handed the phone over to Dante. "He wants to speak with you." I said. Dante nodded and took the phone.
"Hello Enzo, this might not be a good idea. People could be listening. I don't want you hurt."
"Dante Marks, have you forgotten who your talking to? Have you forgotten who we are? Do you actually think I haven't thought about all of this? I'm far from being new to the game Dante. I'm in Chicago right now and Beth's family has been moved to a safe house and is under our protection. Damon is here and this house has been searched up and down. The only way this family is being watched, is if they're doing it from strong binoculars."
"I don't know Enzo, I'm very worried about all of this."
"Well guess what, your done worrying about this. We are all coming to Paris in the morning. I'm killing this Allissa woman and the gang your working for. I'm bringing you home to New York where you belong."
"Enzo, I don't think this is a good idea. Something bad is going to happen.
"Don't leave Beth's side, we will be there in the morning." Enzo hung up the phone.
My body started to shake. I needed to get a hold of myself. Beth just sat next to me watching me. I put my arms around her, because I knew she was scared. "They will be here in the morning, I'm staying with you." I said, as I kissed her forehead.
"Dante, should I be worried?" She asked me. I honestly didn't know. If no one hears from me the rest of the day, things are going to get bad.
"The problem is, I don't know for sure if my people know anything truthful about Allissa or not. They could all be completely oblivious to all of this. They are a large gang that runs all of France. Their not a small group of people like the ones that run Chicago. These people are very dangerous." I told her. "I've done some bad things working for these people Beth." I said. She wrapped her arms around me. My whole world, my whole reason for existing was right here in my arms, and now I had to prepare myself to defend her with my life.
"Dante, I think you forget who my family is. They are the mafia Dante, not some gang." She said. I took a deep breath. I'm hoping, but I'm still worried.
"Where the hell is he then Andre?" I spit out.
"I'm afraid we don't know. No one has seen him since last night, except for you." He said.
"Well he left this morning, like he does every morning." I said.
"And nothing seemed different about him?" Andre asked.
"Not that I noticed." I walked over to Andre, I placed my hand on his shoulder. I looked into his eyes. he looked over at me and I could see the hunger in his eyes for me. I knew I could do what I wanted with him. "I need you to find him for me Andre, god only knows what has happened to him. He could be in trouble and we don't know it." I said to him, while I placed my hand on his chest. He kept his eyes on me. "You know Andre, I never noticed how good looking you are?" I said to him.
"What are you getting at Allissa?" He asked me.
"Dante and I haven't been close lately, I'm lonely Andre." I said. He stepped back and put his hands up.
"I don't know what your getting at Allissa, but Dante is my partner and my friend. I can't help you, he would kill me if I touched his woman." He said. I just rolled my eyes.
"I promise you Dante won't give a shit." I spit out. "We have a special arrangement. Trust me it's alright." I said walking closer to him.
"I don't know what arrangement you think you two have, but Dante has always been completely faithful to you and Sierra. Maybe he is missing because he is trying to grieve for Sierra, did you ever think about that?" He said to me. Yeah, right. I said to myself.
"I know you want me Andre, don't fight it. Dante will never know." I said, getting closer to him. I watched him take a deep breath as I dropped my robe in front of him. I was completely naked and I knew I had him. I slowly made my way closer to his face, as I pressed my lips against his. He stayed still for just a moment and then he had me pushed down on the bed. His lips were all over me and my hands were all over him.
I completely closed up my apartment. I locked all the doors and windows and closed all the curtains. Dante was sitting on the couch. I handed him a glass of water. He looked very worried. "Tell me about your life for the last year?" I said. He just looked over at me. Then he laid himself against me. I watched him take a deep breath.
"I need you to forgive me for the things I've done here." He whispered out.
"Dante, I don't hold anything against you. You only did what you thought you needed to do to survive." I said.
"Can we talk about this a different time?" He asked me. I didn't say anything, I just nodded my head at him. We sat there in silence together, holding each other.
"I don't care what's going on right now Dante, I'm not letting you go this time." I said, breaking the silence between us. "Your not going back with her ever again." I said. He took a deep breath.
"I'm praying that is true sugar." He said.
The rest of the day went by quietly. The only knock on my door all day was from Emma and we both just ignored her. Other than that Dante's phone was going off like crazy. Every time it went off, the more Dante got nervous. I tried to keep him relaxed, but I don't think it was working. He hid inside my apartment and constantly jumped or looked out windows at every noise. I was worried about him. He acted like a caged animal. "Dante please, your driving me crazy. Come sit down with me." I said as he stood by the window peeking out of it. "No one knows where I live, no one even knows I'm here." I said.
"Somehow I doubt that." He said. I took a deep breath. He closed his eyes and made his way back to me. "I'm worried about you and your family." He said, placing his hands on his face. He was extremely stressed out. I wish Enzo was here already.
"Dante, I'm okay, my family is okay. We're going to end all of this soon." I said to him, wrapping my arms around his body.
To think about all he has probably had to go through this last year, worrying about me has him traumatized and I can see it in his eyes. Even with me sitting right here next to him, is not enough. He still thinks I'm in danger. I needed to figure out what I can do to relax him. I sat there and watched him. He was shaking and sweating. I've got to try something. I stood up and turned a fan on. I walked up to the front of him and went down on my knees. He looked up at me. Our eyes locked as I took his phone from his hands. I shut it off and placed it on the coffee table. I moved myself in between his legs. He kept his eyes on mine. I reached over and kissed his lips. He kissed me back. I started to kiss him down his neck, as I was unbuttoning his shirt. I started lightly kissing down his chest, till I made it to his belt. I started to undo his belt and pants. "Sugar, what are you doing?" He asked me. I just looked back up at him and placed my finger to my lips.
"Shh." Was all I said. I went back to removing his pants from his body. I pushed him back, so he was laying against the couch. I kissed him below his navel. His body reacted to my touch. He closed his eyes and took a deep breath as I took a hold of his cock and placed it in my mouth. I felt him take a couple of deep breaths and I knew he was relaxing. I slowly started to lick and kiss him. I started to hear gentle moans coming from his mouth. I then began to move a little faster as his hands found their way into my hair. It felt like he was trying to stop me. I looked up at him.
"Stop sugar, before you make me cum. I want to do for you now." He whispered out.
"No." Was all I said and went back to sucking on his cock. This wasn't about me, this was about him. I knew all he has been doing is something for others. This was purely for him. I continued my pleasure on his cock and I felt his body start to shake. His hands became fist in my hair and he moaned loudly as he came in the back of my throat.
"I've missed you so much." He said as I could see the tiredness in his eyes.
"I've missed you to Dante, let me take you to the bed." I said. He just smiled at me. "Don't be dirty. I just want you to get some sleep." I said, as he was pulling his pants back on. I walked him into my bedroom and helped him get undressed. He laid back in the bed and I crawled in with him. I covered us both and the next thing I knew, he was softly snoring next to me. I took a deep breath and closed my eyes.