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The Joy of Revenge Novel Chapter 145

CHAPTER 145 Disappointment
Cristos
Xavier led us through the warehouse to an empty office space that had a small sofa, a desk and an office chair inside. He motioned for us to take a seat on the sofa while he sat down on the edge of the desk with his arms crossed in front of his chest, glaring at each one of us.
“I want to hear it… all of it,” Xavier said. Joy and Ki ki opened their mouths and both spoke at once. I closed my eyes and rubbed my forehead, feigning a headache, as I listened to the two girls tell Xavier their version of what happened at the gas station.
Xavier scratched his head then raised his hands to stop them. “One at a time, you two,” Xavier shouted, then pointed at his sister. “Ki ki, I want you to start. You said you needed to put up a VSAT system. You brought one with you?!”
“Yes, I did and I know what you’re thinking… Why in the world would I need to bring something like that, right? You see, dear brother, I haven’t been completely honest with all of you,” K iki said in a small voice. Joy and I turned to face her, wondering what she hid from us. She sighed, scunching her face in shame.
“Last night, when I told Primo I was the one who cracked the code, I lied. I didn’t necessarily break the code all on my own. I had help from Dina,” she admitted, placing a finger in between her teeth like a little girl caught with her hand in a cookie jar. Xa vier ran his hands through his hair, his frustration apparent. Then he shook his head while looking up at the ceiling, as if he was a s ki ng God, ‘Why me?”. “I’m sorry, X, but I really wanted to come here and Dina needed a portable VSAT system. So I promised to bring h er one, if she told Primo I
broke the code on my own.”
This was just grast. I wo
played by two of my own. Not only was I careless, I was clueless as well. I made a m ental note to scold Dina for going behind my back.
“Cristos will decide your punishment, K iki, since you work for him,” Xavier said, looking at his sister sternly. “If you worked under me, I’d send you packing. I hope Cristos will take my suggestion into consideration.” Ki ki’s worried half-smile instantly turned into frown.
However, her eyes suddenly lit up. I grimaced, wondering what bright idea popped into her head.
Ki ki, I knew, didn’t want to go back home. Whatever was going through that clever brain of hers, it was likely she had thought of something that would make her indispensable to the,/5
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group. She was both cun ning and scheming.
And I wasn’t wrong.
“Before you guys get any ideas and send me home, may I remind you Joy, a.k.a. Virtue, already told Liam she was on her way to pick me up. So it’ll look really bad if I don’t show up with her, yes?” She asked, a sly smile playing on her lips.
Xavier glared at his sister, clenching his jaw, obviously restraining himself from strangling
her.
But K iki had a point. She had to stay.
This was my first time to see this side of K iki. She was a manipulative woman. No wonder
Xavier didn’t want her under him. She was a handful.
Unfortunately, we had no choice. Xavier reluctantly nodded his head in agreement. Ki ki’s lips. -curved into a big, bright smile until she saw my pursed lips and my narrowed eyes. Her
happy expression faded, quickly replaced by nervousness,
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“Where was I again? Oh yeah, back to my story, K iki said, coughing to hide her distress. “Uhm, when we lost cell service, I decided to assemble the VSAT system so we can get in contact with you and so I can continue my satellite tracking. I know we were only supposed to survey the area, including the gasoline station, but I wasn’t aware that dump was a front. X, if there’s someone you should be mad at, it’s me. I was the one who told Primo to stop there. I was also the one who instructed Joy to enter the convenience store and scout the premises… while I put up the satellite dish. If it’s any consolation, I checked before Joy entered the store. I only saw an elderly person inside. None of us suspected there were people living underneath the convenience store.
“Hold on a sec,” Xavier said. “You didn’t hoof it to the gasoline station?” Ki ki smiled sheepishly at her brother before hitting her forehead with her knuckle.
“I forgot, X,” K iki admitted. “It’s been a while since I’ve been in the field. F uck! I should have
done recon on foot.”
“And did you check the back?” Xavier asked her calmly.
“No, I was busy-”
“Enough! Your first day here and you’re already a huge disappointment,” Xavier told his sister, cutting her off. “Cape Bas tone Cristos Primo, did you happen to check the back? Did2/5
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even bothebother to check the entire perimeter? Don’t tell me you didn’t do your homework.”
vier, that was whys why we were driving through the area,” Joy reasoned. “Ki ki was making a irding of satellite illite imagery as we drove. The satellite images we obtained prior to K iki’s
val were obscured.cured.”
sorry… Are you Cap Kupo B astone Cristos Primo?” Xavier asked, eyeing Joy with contempt, voice dangerously oval low. She shook her head. “That’s right, you aren’t an Underboss. You’re
Idier. So why don’t, vink you keep your mouth shut, soldier, and let the Underbosses do the
ing.
țier!” K iki exclaimed louetyloudly. She only used Xavier’s name when she was trying to stress a it. “Show some respect! loy killey killed two men and wounded one other all on her own!”
yeah, she did? And who put repun her in that situation in the first place? Hmmm?” he asked, ing straight at me. “That’s rights Cight, Cristos, you did… by listening to my two bit sister. re the Underboss, the leader, thereforerefore you should get all the blame,” Xavier pointed out,
ding up
from the desk. He began be parto pace back and forth in front of us. “Remember what I this morning about you being as reckle recicless as Sebastian? This proves me right. You were supposed to pick up Ki ki and come bere back. But no, you had to go and make up your own s. And you know what irks me thenno most? You… deciding to tell me last minute.” He w his arms up in the air, utterly frustrated rated. Cristos, this was why I wanted satellite ges and information before heading over there there. What were you thinking?!” Xavier yelled
ie.
sorry, I wasn’t thinking,” I said quietly, feelingeeiing small. I bowed my head low, placing my is on the top of my head, wanting everything to into just go away. But the damage ady been done.
‘s began to fill my eyes as I remembered how terrineditifed I was… thinking Joy had
ile I was ramming myself against the door, I actually tholly thought Joy was dead. It sca
uch I literally thought my heart was going to stop quiclquickly wiped my tears, ar ras sed I was showing emotion. “S hit just got real, Xavit Xhufiers don’t know if I can go ugh something like that again.”
lat d
ed.
you mean you don’t know if you can go through something thing like that again?” Xavier
lean I can’t do this any more,” I answered, finally making the difficult dialt decision to leave. heading back to California. You can use my men at your disposal, XavierXavier I took Joy’s ds in mine. “I hope you get your revenge. Joy. I really do. I love you so much, much, but I can’/5
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do this anymore.”
Joy raised her beautiful blue eyes and stared into mine, searching for the truth…
While I only saw disappointment in hers.
“It was just one minor setback, Cristos,” Joy reasoned, hoping I’d see it her way. “Mistakes happen. Look at me, Cristos… I’m fine. I did what you trained me to do. I didn’t hesitate… and my acting has become convincing.” Joy placed her hand on my cheek. “Look how far we’ve come. Don’t back out now. I still need you!
“But I just ca
ist can’t, Joy. I just can’t bear the thought of you dying in my arms. Xavier’s right. It was all my fault. I was complacent. I forgot the first rule… Stay vigilant at all times,” I said. “I’m so sorry, love, b-but I’ve made up my mind. I’m going back home. I can’t make another stu pid mistake.”
“Xavier, help me,” Joy urged, hoping he could convince me otherwise.
But Xavier just stood there, caught off-guard at my sudden decision. Ki ki had to stand up and punch him on the arm to get him to speak.
“A Blood Disciple never runs from a fight, Capo Ba stone,” Xavier reminded me when he finally spoke. “And if mistakes have been made, we need to accept them, learn from them. It makes us better men. I may have been too harsh on you, but we can’t afford another
mistake.”
“I’m not running from the fight. 1-I j-just can’t… I tried to explain, but I couldn’t find the right words to tell Joy I was frightened at the prospect of her dying because of me.
was and
“You are running… period,” Joy said, taking her hands out of my grasp and standing up. She angry with me. “Xavier, Ki ki and I need a ride back to New Salem after we’ve had a snack. We have a dinner date with Liam at five-thirty and Liam is rarely late.”
And without even a glance, Joy gestured to K iki to follow her out of the room..
Joy opened the door, but suddenly stopped. Without even looking at me, she spoke.
“Cristos, when you get to California and you happen to see my parents, please tell them I’m busy with work in New York and I miss them,” Joy said gruffly and walked out.
“Primo, am I allowed to stay?” K iki asked, hesitating to follow Joy. She knew she was in big
trouble.
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“Shadow her,” I said. “Wherever she goes, you go. Got it?”
“Yes, Primo,” K iki replied gleefully. She bowed and quickly left the room.
I stood up extending my hand to Xavier. He took it and we shook hands.
“Good luck, Xavier. Give me a call if you need something from Los Angeles,” I said, pulling my hand from his grasp, but he wouldn’t let go.
“I’ll allow you to leave, but under one condition, he said. “You need to tell Sebastian you’re leaving. That shouldn’t come from me.” He released my hand and patted me on the shoulder. “You’re the second disappointment of the day. And it’s not because of what happened at the
gas station. You guys did good under the circumstances. I just wanted to scream at my
sister.”
“How long have you been sitting there?” Sebastian suddenly asked me, interrupting my thoughts. I didn’t even notice him move. He was seated upright, with a concerned expression.
-on his face.
“Too long,” I answered.
“How long have I been asleep?” He asked.
“Twelve hours, give or take.”
“Well, you look like shit and I’m hungry. Get me some grub and let’s talk.”

The Joy of Revenge Novel by Sheila

The Joy of Revenge Novel by Sheila

Status: Ongoing Author: Artist:
*I didn’t know that night would become my worst nightmare. * It was my junior year in high school. After two years of being bullied, I was now finally accepted by my peers. I had finally blossomed into a lady and now everyone wanted to become my friend. But… the thing happened. I will never forget what happened to me that night. I will never forget that I wasn’t given the justice I deserved. I want revenge. I want them dead… So do my three lovers. The Underbosses of the Blood Disciples. * I knew Xavier was in love with Joy the moment he met her. However, it didn’t stop me or Cristos from falling in love with her too. “I doubt an empire will come crushing down because we love the same girl,” I said. De Luca looked at me, shocked. * “Do you guys steal money from other people?” I asked, completely shocked at his revelation. I knew Cristos was good with computers and encryption, I just didn’t know how far it went. “Sometimes. Sometimes we manipulate, troll, steal incriminating evidence. The usual.” “Our fake ID’s…did you make them?” I asked. I was impressed because they looked so real. “Judging from the monitors, it looks like a call center. How could you have the capital? The security to work without even being scared of law enforcement?” “Sebastian, Xavier and I were born into this kind of life. Since we were little, we were trained to work as a unit just like our fathers. Mama Rose isn’t just a simple housewife. She is also part of the organization and sits as a third high ranking official,” Cristos explained. “Sebastian, Xavier and I are underbosses of the Blood Disciples, the ruling party of the West Coast Mafia. Our fathers are the bosses while our mothers and sisters are consiglieres. We are in training to become the bosses once our fathers retire. Sebastian is in charge of merchandise, ports, and businesses while Xavier handles the trash. I, on the other hand, am in charge of the virtual world. Anything digital goes through me.” * After leaving her small town, Joy Taylor gets a second chance at life and love when she crosses paths with three handsome young men in college. Now, she’s happy, prosperous, and in love with three beautiful men who think the world of her. It seems there’s nothing else she could ask for. Her life felt complete. However, she could never let go of the pain of her past. Especially when she discovers the four boys, who raped her during their junior year in high school, have done it again. This time, the young girl wasn’t so lucky. Her b*dy was found floating in a lake near town. Now, Joy is back in New Salem, seeking her revenge. Ten years may have gone by, but revenge has no expiry date. Unfortunately for Joy, things are not always what they seem.

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