A few hours earlier...
"We're not doing this!" I demanded.
"You think I'm happy with this plan myself?" Richard said. Spencer stood in the corner with his arms crossed.
"It's the only way son and she wants to help." Mr. Diego said.
"Were not using Page as bait," I said. I looked over at Spencer waiting for his help.
"There has to be something else we can do," Spencer said.
"If Page is what this woman is after. Then Page is going to be what draws her out." Richard said.
"You are not using the only woman in this whole world that I love as fucking bait!" I yelled out.
"You need to calm down son," Richard said. "She would never be unprotected.”
"I don't give a fuck, the answer is NO!" I said and slammed myself down on the couch. Spencer walked over to me and had a seat. He looked over at me. I looked at him. "Don't give me that look, Spencer. I can't believe you are even thinking about this." I said to him. He took a deep breath.
"I don't like it anymore then you do, but don't you want all of this to be over with. Not only for us but for Page as well?" He said. I looked around the room. The thought of Page being in any sort of trouble made my blood boil. "Don't you want to start your life with her, drama free?" He said. I looked back at him.
"I'm sorry man about that," I said. I did actually feel bad for Spencer. I know that I would have been a fucking mess if she had picked him. I hadn't even had a chance to talk to him about her.
"It's okay, I'm actually doing alright with it. I know you will take care of her and protect her with your life, but if you fuck up in any way. Just know I will be there for her." He said to me. I had to let him get that jab in. I would have said the same thing to him.
"I will protect her with my life and that's why she is not doing this!" I yelled out.
"Vincent, Until I die or step down. I'm still in charge of this family and you will fall in line." My father said in a stern voice.
The details about me being bait were actually pretty simple. I would be out in public as much as possible. Of course, I would be watched and have men around me at all times. Not where people could see them. I was also set up with a tracking device embedded in my armpit. I was sitting on my bed, getting dressed when there was a knock on my bedroom door. I knew it wasn't Vincent because he was in the bathroom. I got up and opened the door. Richard was standing there. "Hey princess, I thought you might like company while your out." He said and he stepped aside. Behind him was Anna. I screamed out and we flew into each other's arms.
"Anna, what are you doing here?" I asked her.
"Are you kidding me? A chance to flirt with the American guys. Of course, I'm here." She said smiling. "Oh, and I wanted to see you too." She said. We both laughed. "Besides you need someone to watch your back while we get this bitch." She said. I was so happy to see her. I didn't get to see her when we went back to Russia. Vincent came walking out of the bathroom and we all turned to see him. "Cousin!" Anna yelled out. She ran into the bedroom and gave Vincent a hug. Vincent rolled his eyes.
"Great trouble just got here." I smiled at him. "Anna, what the hell are you doing here?" He asked her.
"I'm here to help silly." She said. Vincent just rolled his eyes. "I'm going to be the one with Page out in the open," Anna said. Richard and I walked into the bedroom. I went to Vincent's arms. Anna smiled at us both. "You two are so cute together." She said. I knew all this love shit made Vincent uncomfortable. He only acted like that around me. He shook his head and went back into the bathroom. I went downstairs with Anna and we talked and had breakfast. While we were out on the back porch enjoying our coffee. Spencer came outside. He smiled at me and Anna turned around and looked at him.
"Spencer, this is Anna. She is Vincent's cousin from Russia and my good friend." I said to him. He came over and took a seat with us.
"So this is the famous Spencer Allan?" Anna said.
"In the flesh." He said as he took a sip of his coffee. I smiled as the two of them smiled. "What brings you here?" He asked.
"My uncle flew me in to be with Page on her mission," Anna said.
"I guess that's smart. I mean two women just out shopping and having lunch is a very good idea." Spencer said.
"I still think it all sucks," Vincent said while coming out the back door. I turned to smile at him. He has been bitching about this whole plan since I was told about it. He keeps trying to talk me out of it, but I won't budge. He came out and set next to me. He pulled me into his arms and started to kiss my neck. Anna and Spencer were lost in conversation. Vincent was giving me goosebumps and I was giggling. "Why are you so fucking beautiful?" He whispered into my ear.
"Becuase you love me," I said back to him.
"Your right about that baby girl." He said and I just smiled.
Mickey was setting me up with a speaker in my ear. Anna was getting strapped down with two guns. Spencer was going to be one of the men in a van. Vincent was watching us having a cow about the whole thing. "Vincent baby, please shut up," I said to him. He gave me a death stare and just crossed his arms. The plan today was lunch and a movie. Just Anna and myself. Vincent and Spencer would be in a van near us at all times and there were about ten different men that would be walking around us at all times. I felt completely safe about this whole thing. This had all been planned out very well and I wasn't worried.
Anna and I finished getting ready and we headed out. We stopped and had lunch at this little sidewalk cafe and we set outside. I needed to be in the public eye as much as possible. "Spencer is really cute," Anna said knowing full well everyone could hear us. I just shook my head at her. She smiled and we both started to laugh. I always felt like a teenager with Anna. We always had so much fun together and for a while there I forgot the reason why we were even here in the first place. I was happy to know that when this was all over and I would return to Russia with Vincent. That I would have her in my life.
Nothing suspicious was happing. We finished our food and got up to walk over to the theater. Over the next two weeks. Anna and I continued our routine. We went shopping and ate and just ran around like crazy, but nothing was happening. Richard and everyone was getting impatient. I woke up early one morning and felt sick to my stomach. I got up and went into the bathroom and threw up. When I was finally done I went and crawled back into bed. "You okay?" I heard Vincent ask.
"Yeah, I'm good. I think I ate something bad yesterday is all." I said and I laid on his chest. I felt him playing with my hair and it put me right to sleep. When I woke up again I felt great and got up and headed to the shower. Yep, must have just eaten something my body didn't like. I said to myself. I showered and pulled my hair into a ponytail and got dressed to spend the day at the beach with Anna. Vincent and Spencer wanted to join us, but Richard didn't think it was a good idea and shot that idea down real fast. I put on my bikini and got my bag together for the beach. I met Anna down in the living room.
We got all set up on the sand. It was a beautiful day. We had to have a lot of shade. Both mine and Annas skin was very fair and we didn't want to burn. I was making fun of Anna's very obnoxious large hat she was wearing. "Girl the sun is some serious business." She said as I just laugh at her.
"Hello, ladies." We heard someone say. We both looked up and these two really good looking guys were standing there. Anna flew into action.
"Hello, boys," Anna said.
"Mind if we join you?" The blond one said.
"Not at all. Have a seat." Anna said. They took a seat next to us. I just knew Vincent was having a fit at that very moment.
"So ladies what brings you out here today?" One of them asked us.
"Just enjoying the beach," I said. The blond one turned and looked at me.
"And what's your name?"
"Page, what's yours?"
"Kale and this is my friend Dave," Kale said.
"This is my cousin Anna," I said. Anna smiled at me.
"Are you girls here alone today?" Kale asked. We nodded at him. "Great you two should spend the day with us."
"Sounds like a great idea," Anna said. A few hours later of talking with them. We found out that they were two of the most boring men we have ever met. I just knew they had nothing to do with my mother and were just two guys looking to score. Both Anna and I were bored and ready to leave. I stood up and announced that it was time for us to go. Anna was more than happy to get ready to go. The two guys stood up and crossed their arms.
"Why are you leaving so early?" Kale asked.
"We have things to do," Anna said. Sounding very annoyed.
"Yeah, we have other things going on today," I said. I felt Kale take my arm. I moved away from him and looked at him.
"Can I get your number?" He asked me. I just smiled at him trying hard not to be a bitch.
"I'm sorry, but I have a boyfriend," I said.
"So you were just being a fucking tease then?" He said. My eyes went big and before I could say a word. Anna spoke up.
"Fuck you dude, We never even flirted with your dumb asses. Now move along before you have a world of pain headed your way." She snapped. That's when I felt something hard touch my back.
"Why don't you just take it easy Page and come with us." I heard Kale say in my ear. Anna's eyes went huge. As the other guy pulled a gun on her as well. Oh shit, I said to myself.
"What do you want?" I asked. I wasn't sure if this had something to do with my mother or if these were just two creeps looking for a good time.
"Someone wants to see you Page," Kale said. I just smiled because I knew who he was talking about. There was no way these guys were getting out of here alive, but then I realized I needed to let these men take me to her.
"Were being watched. If you guys want to get us out of here without dying. You need to listen to me." I said. Both guys looked confused.
"What the hell are you doing Page?" Anna said.
"Let her go and just take off with me," I said.
"No fucking way Page!" Anna yelled. Dave hit Anna on the back of the head with her gun. Anna fell to the ground. I didn't have my earpiece in so no one could hear what was going on. We only had eyes on us and I turned a way to be behind one of the umbrellas hoping we were hidden good enough.
"Now what?" Kale said.
"Are you supposed to deliver me to my mother?" I asked.
"Who's your mother?" Kale asked.
"We can't just keep staying out here, we have to go," Dave said.
"Move your ass," Kale said. They don't know she is my mother. I said to myself. Kale took my arm and we started to move fast. I looked to my left where I knew the van was parked. I watched Vincent and Spencer jump out.
"You had better move faster," I said. They both just looked at me like I was nuts. I was shoved into a car and then I heard gunshots go off.
"Fuck, were being shot at." Dave said. They both jumped in the car and took off. I looked into Vincent's eyes as we disapared out of sight.