Rival Gangs

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Chapter 8

Sienna’s POV;

I wake up feeling tired and unbearable pain coming from my arm and leg, flashbacks start coming back from what happened. I take a look at my surroundings, wait this isn't my apartment nor my room. I take a look around and see that I'm in a dark themed room which has huge windows on the other side, you could see the whole of New York from up here. I slowly walked out of bed and stood up, but immediately back down, the pain was unbearable. Just as I lay back down Xander walks in with a worried look on his face, but quickly changes when he sees me. He looks at me with anger. Ok, what did I do now?

"Why were you standing up?!" He says angrily but a bit softly, he then carries on.

"You’re hurt badly! You got shot for god's sake! Why would you try to stand up?!" He starts yelling but with concern in his voice. Why would he be worried? I'm nothing to him.

"I'm alive aren't I?" I say, raising my eyebrow.

"Yeah but you could've died!" He says, raising his voice.

"Wait! How long was I out for?" I ask. He sighs before saying,

"Two days."

I instantly start to panic, where's Cora? Is she hurt? Did she get shot?

I didn't even realise that I was having a panic attack until Xander sat next to me and started stroking my back soothingly which immediately calmed me down.

"Take deep breaths." He says softly and I immediately listen.

Wow The Xander Knight being soft. It's like he read my mind and he quickly gets up and takes a step back. It's like his whole demeanour changed. He clears his throat and says,

"You are not to leave this bed, if you need something call for one of the maids......or me." He mumbles the last part.

"Excuse me?!" I say in shock. Is he serious?

"You heard me." He says coldly.

"First you kidnap me and then say I can't leave! Where am I anyway?! Why didn't you take me back to my apartment?!l" I say angrily.

"Well I'm sorry I was busy trying to save your life. For your information I didn't take you back to your apartment because I don't know where you live, your In my penthouse and in my room. You can't leave because the doctor said you can't walk for about 3 days or longer until your leg heals." He explains. Why did he try to save me?

"Where's Cora?" I ask.

"She's sitting in the living room waiting for you to wake up." He replies.

"Do you want to see her?" He asks and I nod my head. Before he leaves I mumble a 'Thank you' which was barely a whisper, but I knew he heard me. The corner of his lips turned into a small smile. He should smile more often rather than being Mr. Grumpy pants all the time. Shut up! What am I saying. I mentally slap myself. Suddenly Cora barges into the room and hugs me tight but not enough to hurt my stitches.

"OMG! Are you okay?!!" She asks with worry written all over her face.

"I'm okay! Are you? You didn't get shot did you?" I ask worriedly. She shakes her head and I sigh in relief.

"What happened anyway? When you walked outside with Mr.Knight, 5 minutes later we heard gunshots." She says.

"I don't know to be honest. One second we are talking more like arguing and then the next thing we know we hear gunshots. He tells me to stay where I am but hell I'm going to stay there. Then when I got closer to the coffee shop to look for you I got shot and then darkness took over me." I explain.

"You need to stop being so damn stubborn sometimes, it could've cost you your life." Cora sighs and continues.

"Your lucky Mr.Knight was there to save you or god knows what could've happened to you."

"Elaborate." I say crossing my arms. She sighs and giggles.

"It's a funny story actually. After you got shot, Mr.Knight quickly picked you up and put you in his car and drove you here while I got in the car with the other guys. While the doctor was stitching you up he didn't let anyone enter your room apart from himself, the doctor and the maid who changed you. After the doctor left he stayed by your side the whole time, he didn't leave your side once." Cora explains.

"So your saying, the most ruthless mafia leader didn't let anyone enter this room apart from himself and 2 others. What about you?" I ask arching my eyebrow and grabbing a glass of water.

"Nope." She replies, popping the 'p'. She then carries on talking.

"I think he truly cares about you." She says seriously. I nearly choke on my water, is she actually serious?

"Pfft yeah right. The man who is known as the most fearful person in this whole world and who 'doesn't do feelings' cares about me." I point towards myself.

"Cora, I think you're going crazy. He would probably do that for anyone he meets and gets shot." Right? That has to be it. Why would he care about me?

Suddenly someone knocks on the door.

"Come in!" I shout.

It was a woman who looked like she was in her 60's.

"Hello dear, Xander sent me up here to help you get changed into some new clothes." She explains with a small smile on her face. She seems nice.

Cora gets up to leave before saying, "I'm going to go get some clothes for me and you for the next couple of days from our apartment. I'll be back tomorrow morning. Will you be fine?" She asks. I nod my head and she quickly gives me a hug and leaves.

"Hello ma'am." I say respectfully.

"Oh no no. You can call me Elise dear." She says and I nod my head.

After she helped me get shower and changed, she carefully started brushing my hair. I haven't visited my parents in a while and I haven't called them, they probably are getting worried I might ask Xander where my phone is later so I can call them.

"So dear what's your name?"

"My name's Sienna." I reply.

"That's a very nice name dear. It's Italian. Are your parents Italian?" She asks and I nod my head.

"Xander's parents are Italian as well." She says.

"How long have you known Xander?"
I ask, curiosity getting the best of me. I noticed she doesn't call him Mr. Knight.

"Well I've known Xander since he was a young boy. I was best friends with his grandmother, he gave me a job as a maid since I really needed the money ." She replied.

"Can I ask you something since you know Xander well?" I ask hesitantly.

"Of course!"

"Has Xander ever helped someone who got shot and brought them here?" I ask.

"No hun. To be honest you're the first girl who he has ever bought her. He also never lets anyone enter his room. You must be special." She says, sounding happy. What's so special about me?

"Anyway dear I'm going to go now, get some rest. Dinner should be ready soon." She says and then leaves the room.

I lay on the bed and stare at the ceiling thinking about the events that have happened in the last 2-3 days, until there is a knock on the door.

"Come in!" I shout.

Walks in Xander. He walks in and heads straight for his bathroom. When he walks out he's wearing grey joggers and a black top making his eye colour pop out.

"Come on dinners ready." He says.

"Wait! Do you know where my phone is? I need to call my parents to tell them I'm okay."

He goes into the bedside table and gets my phone out.

I immediately called my parents.

Hey honey!”

"Hi mom!"

“Why haven’t you called for the past few days we’ve been worried.”

"Sorry mom. Just been busy lately." I tell her not wanting her to know that I got shot.

"Where's dad?"

“Markus!” I hear my mum shout.

“Hi bambina!” (Translation - baby)

"Hi dad!"

“How are you?”

"Im fine."

“What have you been up to lately? We haven’t heard from you in a while.”

"Nothing. Just been busy with work and stuff."

“I told you bambina you don’t need to work. I can give you the money.”

"Dad! You know I like to work for my money plus I get to have something to do."

“Ok ok! But don’t tire yourself out ok?”

"I won't."

“We love you bambina!”

"I love you guys too! Bye!" I hung up the phone and saw that Xander is still standing there.

"You seem close with your parents." He says.

"I am."

I try to get up but groan in pain. Xander quickly runs over to me and picks me up bridal style. One of his hands is around my waist and the other one is under my knees but avoiding my stitches.

"What are you doing?!" I ask

"Helping you. What else?!" He arches his eyebrow.

"I can walk myself." I say trying to get out of his grip. Why does he have to be so damn strong?

"So your saying if I put you down right now you won't groan in pain." He says. I stay silent knowing he's right.

"Exactly what I thought." He says knowing he has won.

"Plus I like it more this way." He says smirking and we head downstairs. When we get downstairs there are a lot of people eating and talking. Xander places me on a chair and sits next to me. Everyone stops talking and stares at me, I shift awkwardly in my chair. Suddenly someone squeals and pushes Xander off of his chair and he groans in pain. Everyone around the room started to laugh including me. She sits in Xander's chair and says,

"Hi I'm Sophie, this grumpy man's twin." She says painting towards Xander to his still groaning in pain. She puts a hand out for me to shake.

"I'm Sienna." I reply back while shaking her hand.

"Did you have to introduce yourself as my twin?" Xander slowly gets up from the floor.

"It's the truth so suck it up." She sha while rolling her eyes.

The man sitting opposite me looks like an older version of Xander who I assume is his father. He looks me up and down before saying,

"You look really familiar."

His expression immediately changes to anger which, not going to lie, scares me.

"Your parents are the ones who killed my mother!" He shouted angrily.

Wait what?!!!



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