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at me. Fortunately, I survived gym class without any other inconvenience.
“You know, Chip, Nicole did a wonderful job for my house. Maybe she can do wonders for your pub,” I said, helping Nicole redeem herself. Cristos eyed me warily. I raised an eyebrow
at him, daring him to challenge me. He knew we needed to get on her good side so she’d
Cristos rolled his eyes, finally agreeing to a ceasefire. “Oh yeah? I want to see your house.
then. If I like what I see, I’ll hire her.”
“Really?!” Nicole squealed. “Oh my gosh! I have so many ideas for this place!”
“Don’t get ahead of yourself, honey” Cristos said, going behind the bar. “I need to see Virtue’s house first before I make my decision. And I don’t want anything fancy. I want to keep the hardwood floors, but I do want to update the front bar, the bar top, back bar and under bar and include light installations and maybe oak panels on the walls. Once that’s done, I’ll need furniture that matches the interior.”
“I can get the construction done for you,” a familiar voice said behind me. I turned and found Noah. “I can show you my portfolio tomorrow and take measurements. We can change this
ice dark granite or quartz depending on your budget or you can go for a
rything in my store,” Sebastian said. “Why don’t all of you come by tomorrow
Dom, we live in the same house. Can’t you just show me pictures so I don’t have to wake up so early? You know I get home later than the rest of you.”
“Yes I do know, but your establishment doesn’t need to open early in the morning like the rest of us, Chip,” Sebastian said, yawning. “And no, I don’t have a catalog at home. Since you and Virtue are hiring the same contractor, it’ll be more efficient for Noah, if all three of you came at the same time and did your shopping. Virtue wants her store to open in two weeks, but if you have construction done at the same time, it’ll bump Virtue’s opening to a later date. What I suggest, Chip, is do your shopping tomorrow, have Noah start construction on your new bar with the necessary materials, so when he’s free, he can install everything without-having to eat up Virtue’s time frame. As for the walls, Stanley, Bo and I can help
with that.”
“Hold up. I’m too busy to install wall panels,” Xavier argued. “The grocery store is open everyday which doesn’t give me a holiday. P-plus, I just promised Virtue, I’d help her set up her store. Right, Virtue?” My eyes darted instantly to his as he wiggled me into their
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argument and I saw his puppy dog eyes begging at me.
“Yes, he did actually,” I confirmed, winking at Xavier. “Since I’m borrowing Bo for my store, I can offer you my services instead.”
“Ah, no, Virtue. We’ll be fine without you,” Sebastian remarked, knowing I was bad with construction. I was the one who botched up the painting job at our home in Calabasas. I could draw my own designs, but I couldn’t paint a wall… go figure.
“Wow, you sound like Virtue here is bad with construction,” Lisa muttered, noticing the of Sebastian’s voice. She was a bit drunk, having started since happy hour.
“Look at her hands, Lisa,” Sebastian said, placing my hand in his. I felt that familiar tingling sensation whenever we touched. “These are hands that have never held a tool before. Not even a trowel for gardening.” He caressed the back of my hand gently, then turned it to show my palm. He ran his index finger along the length of palm, tickling my skin. I instantly felt that familiar warm longing erupt between my legs.
Sebastian’s lips curved into a knowing smile. He placed my hand back onto the bar top, his touch lingering on my skin. I sighed dreamily. Oh, how I missed them….
“Don’t listen to him, Virtue,” Cristos exclaimed. It’s my bar. You can come and destroy anything you want! I’ll just have to bill you.” Everyone laughed. Now this was fun. But I could tell the others were tired and needed to get some sleep.
“Well, I have to go home. I have an early day tomorrow. What about you, Bo? You coming or will you be staying longer?”
“I’m coming with you. I need to be at the grocery store early for the deliveries,” Xavier
“How about you, Nicole? Do you need me to drive you home?” Sebastian offered. He was always the gentleman.
“I’m fine, Dom. Dan promised to drive me home, Nicole replied.
“Well then, I’ll see you all tomorrow,” Sebastian said and noticed Noah had a glass of scotch in his hands. “Noah, aren’t you driving?”
“Virtue and I will be walking home,” he answered.
“Oh no, you aren’t. My bestfriend isn’t going to walk. Don’t worry, I’ll drive them home,
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Dom, Cristos said.
“Alright, then. Good night and drive safely. Nicole… Lisa… Sebastian patted both of them on
the back.
I waved good-bye at Xavier. I caught the longing in his eyes as he glanced back at me before. leaving the pub and I felt my heart constrict in my chest. I didn’t expect pretending not to know them would be difficult. Anyway, when construction starts for my boutique, I’ll be able to spend more time with him.
Noah sat at the now vacant seat beside me while Nicole returned to Liam’s group.
“Finally, she’s gone, Lisa said and sat straight in her chair.
“I thought you were already drunk, I murmured while I watched her order a new round from
“Me? Drunk? Not even close,” Lisa said. “But since Chip here has offered to drive the two of
you home, you can join me. Chip, bourbon for me, beer for Noah and get your bestfriend a
new bottle of wine. On me.”
I took a seat beside Dan and watched as Lisa, Virtue and Noah toasted to their new friendship. I heaved a sigh. Abigail used to be by my side all the time in high school, but things suddenly changed after the spring formal during our junior year. She began avoiding us, focusing instead on school and the SAT’s.
I wasn’t used to being alone, so during our senior year, I brought in Lisa to be part of our inner circle. Anyway, I owed her for helping me lure Joy Taylor into the boy’s gym room. Joy Taylor wouldn’t have come so willingly, if it weren’t for Lisa. I knew she and her were friends even though Lisa would bad mouth her to me whenever we spoke.
We never mentioned Joy Taylor’s name all throughout our senior year, hoping the past wouldn’t catch up to our present. When we graduated high school, Lisa was accepted to
Northwestern University and since her family had money, she was fortunate to leave the
Liam, Cris and I went to neighboring Bismarck to finish school while Dan went to Univeristy of North Dakota and Jack stayed in New Salem to attend community college.
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During the Christmas of our sophomore year in college, Lisa came home for the holidays and we were all shocked to see she had blossomed into a beautiful woman. Cris, who Lisa had a high school crush on, immediately began dating her. After we graduated, Cris proposed to Lisa, asking her to be by his side as he started his political career.
Lisa went into real estate while I opened my interior design business. I had thought everything was fine between us, until one night during Liam and Cris’ victory party, Lisa became so drunk, she bitc hed about getting her involved in the Joy Taylor scandal.
*Joy was my friend, Nicole,” she said, while we were both outside of the venue, trying to get
some air. “She didn’t deserve that. Actually, no woman deserves to be treated that way. You should have told me what they had planned. I could have probably prevented them from hurting her that way.”
I rushed towards her and slapped her in the face. “I would like to remind you we are at your husband’s victory party. Or have you forgotten Cris was one of the boys implicated in Joy Taylor’s assault? I grabbed her shoulders and made her look me straight in the eyes. “Lisa, remember what I told you… keep your mouth shut and your head down or someone will come knocking on your parents’ doorstep. You won’t like what happens next. Now, get a grip.
love Cris and your parents, you’ll make the sacrifice.”
Liam’s voice suddenly interrupted my thoughts, “I need to talk to you. There’s thing I need you to do for me.”
nodded my head meekly and glanced at Virtue and Lisa at the bar.
I should have stayed with them.

The Joy of Revenge Novel by Sheila

The Joy of Revenge Novel by Sheila

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*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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