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((My Pov))

I inhaled the fresh air as i opened the window looking outside.

I smiled a little as I heard the chirping of birds.

After relaxing a bit , i combed my dark brown hair, took my black jacket, and shut the door of my room. I smiled at my father who was already eating breakfast.

My father was never the one to be patient when it came to food. I chuckled a little and walked downstairs towards the small breakfast table.

“Good morning, Dad” I said kissing the cheek of my father.

“Good morning”

“Here are your scrambled eggs”(ps:-i love eggs) my mother said placing the plate in front of me and sitting on the chair next to me.

After 15 minutes of eating i was finished. I got up taking the keys of the truck. I kissed my mom’s cheeks and made my way out.

“Come on dad we are gonna be late!!” I groaned looking at my dad who was slowly sipping his coffee.

“I will be late today, I am going to the market for some groceries”

“Okay then, bye.”

I exited the house, taking long strides towards the truck but not before slipping the jacket on.

I hopped in my truck and put on some music as I drove away.

My dad owned an Indian restaurant, so after graduating i will became a pro in managing all the things. After all, i was 17 now.

After 30 minutes of driving, i reached my destination and parked my truck on the side. Everyone greeted me as i entered the restaurant.

It was not too big nor too small. It was decent sized but the food we served was so delicious that almost all the tables were filled everyday.

I took my familiar seat as a customer started to come.

I looked up from my phone to see four men dressed in all black were entering.

They surely looked rich and the one in front looked around and his eyes met mine. He had dark brown piercing eyes and i felt like he was looking through me.

I quickly averted my gaze not taking the intensity his eyes held.

“Lydia take their order” I said to my employee. My chin was pointing towards the group, who were casually sitting at a table straight in my sight, with the dark brown eyed man still staring at me.

He didn’t move his gaze even when Lydia walked up to them asking their orders. I furrowed my eyebrows in utter confusion then shrugged it off as my phone started to buzz. I quickly answered the call.

“Hey, Jenna” I replied smiling a bit. Jenna was my best friend since childhood.

“Hey, rose are you free tomorrow night?” the sweet voice of my friend asked .

“Yeah, why?”

“Because there is a party tomorrow night and before you make any excuses of not coming, let me tell you that I will drag you from your house and take you to the party in whatever you’re wearing!! I don’t wanna miss this, Mike is hosting the party rose! You know how much I like him, there is no way you are ditching me!!” She exclaimed and squealed my name.

“Okay, okay. I get it but listen to me Jenna, if you don’t tell him this time what a big crush you have on him, I’m gonna tell him.”

“No! I will tell him, don’t you worry” Jenna’s panicked voice said and i smirked. I could imagine her with wide eyes and standing on her knees.

“I won’t stay for too long. You know I’m not a party person” I said annoyed. I never really liked parties but my friends wouldn’t understand that now would they?

“Yeah... I know how much of a bore you can be. Bye I will see you tomorrow luv ya!”

“Byee!!” I said rolling my eyes.

I texted my father the grocery list one more time in case he was forgetting something. When I was done with the message, i heard a loud crash. I looked up from phone to find Lydia on the floor with broken glasses and plates near her. I quickly got up from my seat and hurried towards her. Other employees were already around her looking for any injury. She lifted her up and told the others to go back to work as I examined her up and down.

“I’m so sorry rose. I don’t know how I tripped.” she said looking at the mess she created .

“It’s okay. First tell me you are fine. No cuts, no injuries?” I asked worriedly.

“No, no, I’m fine.”

“That’s good. Now about the damage you have done. I will only cut half of your salary.

You know these were quite expensive.” I said pressing my lips in a thin line. Lydia opened her mouth to say something but closed it not knowing what to say.

“I’m sorry sweetheart, but rules are rules.” I said patting her on the shoulder. Lydia nodded her head but they both became startled by loud laughing coming from behind them.

I turned around to see the dark brown eyed man and the other men laughing so hard. Just as i was about to say something, my father walked in with the bags. I gestured Lydia to take the bags from him.

My father’s eyes became wide as the fell on the dark brown eyed man whose laugh had cut down to a smile.

“Mr. Pietro, I’m so lucky to have you in my restaurant.

I hope you like it here.” my father said in most the formal voice he could muster. I lightly frowned at my father’s behavior.

“Ah yes Mr. William. I presume” he said in voice void of any emotion and the smile was nowhere to be seen.

“I’m having a good time but first I would to like to know who this young girl is with a cold heart?” he asked amusingly looking at me.

“She is my daughter” dad stated cautiously.

“Well, sir I’m not cold hearted”I said slightly offended by the insult.

“You did break that girl’s heart” he said.

“Sir, if a horse befriends grass then what is he gonna eat” I stated politely. He rose his brow in amusement and a smirk tugged his lips.

“You’ve got a very smart daughter.” he was cut off by his phone ringing. He pulled it out from his pocket and stared at it not bothering to answer. He simply cut it off before shoving it back in his pocket.

“Ah! Well gotta go, but we will meet soon. Cyaa” he said slightly in an british accent, exiting after putting a good tip on the table for the food.

“What?” i asked my father who was shaking his head at me.

“You caught that man’s interest rose and you know who he is. He is Eric Pietro, the most ruthless mafia don” he said making his way towards the counter.

“But dad what did I do?” I asked following him.

“Nothing. I just don’t want that murderer anywhere near you and he just said he will come again” he trailed off worriedly and I smiled at how my father cared so much of me.

“Dad, listen to me. There are so many other girls who are beautiful and smarter than me, why would he come after me of all people. Stop being paranoid and relax okay.” I said firmly and comforting at the same time holding him by his shoulders and Thomas (my father) reluctantly nodded his head. I grinned pecking him on the cheek and getting back to work .

My phone buzzed and i looked at the screen to see another message with the same unknown number which she was getting texts since two weeks. It was nothing serious so she didn’t tell anyone about it not wanting to worry everyone although this guy seemed like a stalker. Maybe someone was pulling a prank on me so i never really cared. One day when a customer was rudely behaving with me because he was drunk, i got a message from the same unknown number that read “He will pay for what he did”. The next day the same man came back with a broken hand and apologized to me. He was so afraid he practically begged me to forgive him and i did . From that day i has never saw him even though he was a frequent customer. I realized that it wasn’t a prank and someone was actually stalking me. I felt a buzz and pulled my phone out of pocket. I opened the new text and a shocked expression formed on my face.

From : Unknown

You got a loss today. I’m impressed with your business skills. Maybe when I have you, you could help me out...my babe”

I let out a shaky breath. He was here, in my own place. I didn’t know him and a shiver ran down my spine as I thought about what he meant when he said he will have her.


“Yes, okay I will be there hmm...okay then” my dad ended the phone call.

“Hey, rose I have to go. Patrick called. He has something to discuss about our deal.”

“Ok go. I will lock up the restaurant and I hope this time it will go positive. I can’t wait to have a restaurant in my hometown” i said smiling. It was my and my father’s dream which could be possible.

“Will you be okay? It’s almost 11pm.”

“Yes I will, don’t worry. Come back with some good news.”

“Sometimes, I really think you should find a boyfriend. At least you won’t go home alone. Seriously Edna, you are 17 now.” my father teased me knowing that it will make me mad.

“Dad!!” I exclaimed blushing furiously .

“Okay, okay I’m going but call me as soon as you get home okay,” he sternly said and i quickly nodded my head in agreement.

i finished all the work, locking the back and front door. I shoved my keys in my black jacket and took out my truck keys making my way over to it. The chilly air whistled while my brown hair flowed. As soon as i opened the door of the truck someone put a chloroform filled cloth on my mouth. I thrashed around and kicked backwards hoping that he will loose his grip but he simply groaned and held me tighter. Soon enough black dots filled my vision and darkness consumed me....

A/N: Thank you soooo much for reading this!.... This is only the start of the drama.... Don’t forget to like, comment, this story!? It is loosely based on my love story .... I just mixed it up with my imagination..

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