I try to open my eyes, only to be blinded by a bright light. I blink my eyes to adjust to the lights. My head starts to throb. Where am I? My whole body is in agonising pain. I look towards my arm and see I have needle, which is connected to a drip. I see that I’m in a hospital room, and Xander sleeping beside me on a chair. Huh? What is he doing here? He slightly shifts on his chair, before opening those mesmerising blue eyes. He notices that I’m awake and relief washes over his face.
“How are you feeling?!” He asks.
“Like I’ve been run over by a truck.” I groan in pain.
“I’ll go get the doctor.” Xander says and walks out. I notice that Scar is sleeping peacefully on the sofa. How long was I out for?
“Hello Sienna.” Isabella walks in.
“Isabella?” I question.
“Yes it’s me.”
“I thought you didn’t work in the hospital.”
“I work in the hospital when these guys don’t need me.” I nod in understanding.
“How are you feeling?” Isabella asks.
“My head is throbbing and my body is aching.” I reply back and she makes note of it on a clipboard.
“Well that’s to be expected, you got knocked out pretty badly.”
“There are some pain killers in the IV, the pain will go away in a bit.” I nod my head and she leaves.
“Sienna, I want to introduce you to someone.” A guy walks in. He has dark brown hair and grey eyes.
“This is Sebastian, he is like a brother to me. We have been close friends ever since we were young.”
“Nice to meet you.” He puts his hand out for me to shake and I shake it back.
“Here.” Xander hands me a letter, it looks similar to the one I had in my hand when the men left. I open it and it says,
I am Vincent Salvatore, the leader of the Venom killers. I am writing to tell you that, you can’t trust everyone around you. Your parents and Xander’s parents killed my brother. He was the only family I had left, and for that they will pay, by taking what they love the most from them. Watch your back!
Vincent Salvatore, Leader of the Venom killers.
I read the letter out loud and I could see Scar had woken up as well. I notice that Xander’s parents had walked into the room. I looked over to Xander and see him raging with anger. He walks out and slams the door behind him. Scar walks over to me and sits on the the chair Xander was in.
“Hey Chipmunk!” Scar says softly.
“You’re never going to let that go are you?!”
“Nope!” He replied cheekily, poping the ‘p’.
Just then Aiden walks into the room.
“Hey!” Aiden says when he walks in.
“Hey!” I reply back.
“How are you feeling?” He asks.
“Fine. The pain killers are doing it’s job.” Aiden chuckles and asks,
“She went to her parents house to visit them for the weekend.”
“Oh.” He looks slightly disappointed which makes me and Scar chuckle.
“What? What’s so funny?!”
“Come on Aiden! It’s obvious you like her.” I say with a giggle.
“I don’t like her.” He says crossing his arms across his chest. Me and Scar arch an eyebrow at him.
“Ok fine, I like her. Can both of you stop arching your eyebrows at the same time, it’s weird since you look alike.” I squealed in excitement.
“Why are you getting excited? She probably doesn’t even like me back.” Aiden said.
“Are you kidding?? Your all she talked about when I was on bed rest.” His eyes widened in shock.
“Oops! Shouldn’t have said that.”Cora’s going to kill me. Meh, who cares? I just did her a favour. Aiden chuckles and says,
“I’m glad you did.” Just then Xander’s father walks in.
“Sienna call your parents.” He says handing me a phone.
“My parents? Why? You hate their guts.”
“That was an order!!” His voice booms through the room, which made me jump. I pick the phone up and dial my parents number.
“Hello, who is this?”
“Dad it’s me, Sienna.”
“Bambina! who’s number is this?”
“I’m calling from a different phone.”
“Dad, I need you and mom to come to the hospital.”
“What??? Bambina are you okay?!!!”
“Can you just please come to the hospital??”
“We are already on our way. See you soon. We love you!”
“I love you too!”
I hand the phone back to Xander’s father.
“Why are you calling my parents here?” I asked.
“Because both me and your parents have the same enemy, which is the venom killers.” Not a second later, my parents barge in the room and come to hug me and I hug them back.
“Bambina, what happened??” My mom asked.
“Some of the venom killers men came and attacked Sienna at her apartment while her friend Cora went to go and visit her parents.” Xander’s father speaks up which makes my parents immediately turn around. Scar came up to me and handed me some more pain killers and some water.
“I’m going to go and ask when you can be discharged.” I nod and he walks out of the room.
“What the f*ck are you doing here?!!” My dad angrily asked. Wow. I’ve never seen my dad this angry before.
“Turn down your f*cking tone! You may be the most powerful mafia leader in the whole of US but our mafia is the strongest world wide. Be grateful we saved your daughter before she lost too much blood. We may have been best friends before but we sure as hell aren’t now!” I nearly choked on my water. They were friends??!! No, let me re-word that! BEST friends?!!!
Ok. I really need to know what’s going on.
“Hold up! What do you mean you were best friends?!!” I ask. My dad sighs and just before he was about to say something, Xander walks in. When he sees my parents I could see his jaw clenched, hard.
“Sienna has just been discharged.” Xander says through clenched teeth.
“Let’s go home.” My dad says trying to change the subject. I’m not going to let this slide that easily.
“I don’t think so.” Xander says. Wait what does he mean?
“Sienna will be safer at my penthouse, plus we have Isabella to check up on her.”
“She’s already in danger here!” My dad argues.
“I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but my son is right. Plus we need to discuss how we are going to kill The venom killers.”
“Is that all?! Because I’m sure we can do that over the phone.” My dad raised his eyebrow and asked. Xander’s father sighs and says,
“We need to discuss what happened 10 years ago.” He says with a light cough.
“About damn time.” My dad mumbles under his breath.
“Fine. We’ll go to your sons’ penthouse.” Everyone starts leaving the room leaving me and Xander. Isabella walks in and removes the IV.
“I’ll come and check on you later tonight okay?” Isabella asks with a light smile.
“Okay.” I smile back. Just as I was about to get off the bed, Xander walks in front of me.
“Move.” I command. Instead he wraps a arm around my waist, and one underneath my knees.
“What the hell are you doing?!!” I glare at him. I try to wiggle out of his grip, but he’s not having it. Instead he grips me tighter which makes me gasp.
“I’m carrying you whether you like it or not.” We walk towards his car and my parents give me a concerned look, pointing towards Xander’s car. I nod towards them to say ‘it’s okay’, they nod their head and head into their car, while everyone goes into their. Xander lowers me down onto the passenger seat and walks towards the drivers seat. I put my seatbelt on and we drive off. The car was silent so I decided to start a conversation.
“How did you know I got attacked?!” This question has been bugging me the whole time. He wasn’t there when it happened.
“It doesn’t matter.”
“I think it does. How did you know I got attacked? You weren’t there.” He sighs.
“I hired a private investigator to spy on you.” He says under his breath so I can’t hear, but i did.
“YOU DID WHAT?!!!” I yell. Just then we pull up into his driveway.
“This conversation is not over!”
Xander gets out of his car and I turn to open my door. Just when I was about to put my foot on the ground, Xander lifts me up bridal style.
“Put me down!”
“No!” He says and we walk into the penthouse. Just then I hear a female voice shouting,
“Xander baby!!!” She walks into the foyer where we are, and she looks at me with disgust. She has blonde hair, and everything looks fake on her body.
“Who’s this b*tch?!!”