Axel's Revenge

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Chapter 41

Valtini entered the dark alley, his dark eyes scanning the area for any suspicious activity.

He was waiting for almost seven hours for the area to be clear so he could get in and meet this guy, who would get him across the borders.

He held the small suitcase in his tight grip. Donatello was a strict businessman and expected payment on the spot. He ran this business for years and even the Interpol couldn’t track him down yet. This wasn’t the first time Valtini doing business with Donatello. He’d contacted him a handful of times before when he needed favors.

Valtini reached a rundown building and knocked twice. When he heard a bird sing somewhere, he knocked seven times. Each knock timed precisely after two seconds. Valtini thought this security shit was useless, anyone could use it to infiltrate the place. The code was always the same.

The door opened after fifteen seconds, revealing a bulky man covered in tattoos. Valentine removed his guns, and hidden weapons and placed it in the box next to the guard. There was no point in carrying them in and Donatello’s men were dangerous. If he tried to sneak the weapons, they wouldn’t hesitate to kill him without a second thought.

The same guard led him through the dimly lit corridors before showing him to Donatello’s office. Donatello looked up from the new gun he was inspecting and gave him a crooked smile. They had nothing in common, except for being Italians. Donatello was in his early fifties with a bald head and sharp nose, which stood out from all the other features.

His deep green eyes regarded Valtini like a hawk watching its prey.

“Welcome back, Valtini. I thought you’d never come back.”

“I’ll always come back.”

Donatello shrugged. “The price is indeed higher this time and as I said earlier, I give no discounts.”

Valtini let out an exasperated sigh. The amount Donatello asked was no small amount. He had to liquidate some of his hidden assets and empty several secret stashes to bring the amount he’d asked for.

“Here is your money, Donatello. Now, I need you to get me and my girlfriend out of this country.”

“Hmm... Good,” Donatello mused as he inspected the contents. “Take this away,” he ordered one of his men and turned his attention to Valtini.

“You do realize that once you exited this country, there is no way you could come back,” Donatello asked.

Valtini thought about it for a moment. The US government and the Interpol had a bounty on his head already. He’d overstayed this time and it was the time he left this country for good. He will have to figure out other way to carry out his business.

“Yes. I am ready to leave.”


Donatello leaned back in his chair and clicked a button on the side of his table. Not a second later, Valtini stiffened when he felt a cold edge of the gun pressed into the back of his head.


Valtini yelled with wide eyes as more men wearing dark suits and masks poured in. Two cuffed his hands behind his back.

“Here is your reward, Donatello. We appreciate your cooperation.”

A man in a tailored suit announced in a thick voice.

“Cooperation! Donatello, what is he talking about?” Valtini asked, unable to digest the betrayal.

“Oh, this is special agent Briggs from the Interpol. We kind of struck a deal a few days ago and I am now keeping my end of the bargain,” Donatello informed.

“This is against our code. You cannot do this!”

“You should’ve known by now I don’t work with any code, Valtini. I work for money. You gave me ten million dollars, and they offered an attractive package to sell you out,” Donatello replied.

“You won’t be coming back to America, which means I have no use for you anymore.”

Donatello turned to the Interpol Agent.

“Agent Briggs, can you please remove Valtini from my office? I have an important appointment later this evening.”

“Sure thing. We’ll be in touch,” Briggs winked at Donatello as his men dragged a very pissed Valtini away. Donatello casually sipped his whiskey as he watched the Interpol team drag the screaming Valtini away. He’d been doing this for a long time now and no one knew about his association with the Interpol.

He would strike a deal with the most wanted criminals, gain their trust and would relay the details to the Interpol. Donatello was an ex-seal, and this was his lifelong mission.

Most of his men worked here in the underground were all recruited for this purpose and paid well. They operated as a special unit of the government and they could share the rewards they earned.

He used the extra money to pay his men so they would keep their mouth shut. Donatello smirked when his bulky right-hand man entered, announcing the arrival of his next prey.

“Let him in,” he grinned, putting on his professional mask.



Samantha looked up from her file to see Axel entering her office with an excited look.

“What is it?”

“Interpol has Valtini. The tape Daniel sent them helped,” he announced.

“That’s great news!”

“Yes, it is.”

“I wonder what happened to Alicia,” Samantha mused.

“Not sure. But, that isn’t our problem anymore.”

“Yeah, you’re right. But, I have an update on Xander though.”

“What is it?”

“Xander and Naina got married in Vegas this weekend.”

“That’s great! When are we leaving?”

“We’ll be leaving this evening together with our families. I’ve made all the arrangements.”

“Okay. What would I’ve done without you?” Axel pulled her into his embrace, burying his face in the crook of her shoulders.

“Hm... let me guess,” Samantha pulled away and tapped her chin thoughtfully. “You would’ve to lead that old grumpy lifestyle, married to your work.”

Axel chuckled as he pulled her close again. Samantha stood on her tiptoes as Axel leaned down to capture her lips in a soft kiss.

“I love you, Sam,” he whispered against her lips.

“I love you too, Axel.”

Axel smiled down at her with his eyes filled with love, only for her.


Alicia was a mess. It had been several hours, and she didn’t know how to rectify the situation.

She’d destroyed the little space she stayed in. She thought the horrific dream would be over after a while, she even tried sleeping, but nothing worked. Her half bald head and the blemished face stayed. She tried applying more cream on her face, but it only seemed to worsen her case.

What would she do now?

Maybe she should just contact her mother. She might know what to do.

She turned her mobile on and dialed her mother’s number.



“What the hell is going on? Where the hell are you?”

“I am safe, but I need you to come here.”

“Didn’t you see the news? You are a wanted fugitive now. Who is this Valtini guy? They say he is mafia!” Alana exclaimed.

“Mom, I’ll explain. It’s an emergency,” Alicia said in exasperation.

“Okay. Send me your address. I’ll meet you shortly.”

Alicia disconnected the call and typed a message to her mother.

Unknown to her, a team who were tracking her mobile perked up as her mobile turned on. If the call she made to her mother was not enough, the message with her address was just a bonus to them.

Alicia anxiously waited for her mother’s arrival and when someone knocked at the secret door, she didn’t think of anything and quickly opened it.

Alana, who saw her daughter’s face screamed bloody murder.

“What the hell just happened to you?”

“I don’t know, mom. I was having my spa time and fell asleep. When I woke up, I was like this. Tell me that this is all a dream. That I’ll be okay when I wake up,” Alicia said in exasperation.

“This isn’t a fucking dream. You look ridiculous!”


“Ugh! Stop calling me that. You look hideous.”

“Help me!”

“How am I supposed to help you? I am broke. Seemus filed for divorce and blocked all my cards. I don’t even have a place to stay.”


Alicia felt like the world slipping away from under her feet.

What was happening?

Her current state had rendered her useless. She couldn’t think. Alicia couldn’t even move when the cops entered her apartment.

Alana screamed for her daughter and when Alicia looked up, she was being loaded into the back of a cop car with multiple cameras flashing at her.


Alicia McKenna was arrested this evening for her association with a most wanted criminal, Valtini. She had been added as a prime suspect in Kaufman’s case after the audio of her conversation with Valtini leaked earlier this month.

Alicia had shaved her hair and tried to change her appearance to escape the cops when they found and arrested her from her secret hideout earlier this evening. The tapes we received earlier tied her to the Kaufman case and the cops suspect that she might be involved in more illegal activities with Lorenzo Valtini.

The Interpol arrested Valtini this morning. Lorenzo Valtini is an Italian drug dealer, who has been linked to several murders over the decade in The United States and Europe. He-

Axel switched off the flat screen television and kissed Samantha’s hand before exiting her room with her. The Sinclairs were waiting for them outside their mansion with huge grins on their faces. This is his life now.

Axel looked down at Samantha with so much love as he opened the door of the car for her to enter before climbing in beside her.

Their car drove off, and he looked forward to all the happy memories that awaited them.

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