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The Joy of Revenge Novel Chapter 49

CHAPTER 49 Soldier
Dan
After cautiously stepping out of my Subaru SUV so I wouldn’t get my expensive leather shoes wet, I fixed my black trench coat and pulled up the collar to hide my face. I disliked this neighborhood. It was exactly like the one I grew up in.
I knocked on the door of the Emery household. Jack had turned off his phone and now we
had to do our meeting at his house.
His house was built in the 1980’s. Everything was outdated especially the smelly brown carpet that ran throughout the household. I would have preferred to have had the meeting at Cris’ newly renovated modern-styled home, however, there was the peculiar case of the Undersheriff. Jack’s massive truck was parked beside the small hybrid compact car his mom
drives, so I had no doubt he was home.
A stout middle-aged woman swung the door open, allowing us to enter. Mrs. Emery was our third grade teacher when we were kids.
“Good evening Mrs. Emery,” I greeted her with a smile. “Tell Jack we’ll be downstairs in the basement when he’s ready.” She nodded her head without complaint, knowing full well why
ere there.
estured to Cris and Liam to follow me inside. I walked towards a door beneath the stairs
to the second floor and opened it to reveal another set of stairs that led to the basement. I switched on the lights and carefully walked down the short flight of steps with the other two slowly following from behind. This basement used to be Jack’s bedroom and a place we
would hang
ng out after school when we needed a place to chill or goof around. Now, it was an empty space with a small chalkboard and a table surrounded by four chairs. We took our seats and waited for Jack to come down.
When he finally showed up, he was wearing pajamas and his hair was still wet from his
shower.
“What are you guys doing here?” Jack asked. I rolled my eyes. I hated it when he played.
dumb.
“We wouldn’t be here if your phone wasn’t off, dufus.” Liam answered back, obviously
peeved; a clear reflection of what all three of us were feeling.
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“Guys, can we please get on with the meeting? I need to get some sleep. I have meetings tomorrow,” Cris said impatiently.
“Yeah, I know. You have a meeting with Virtue,” Jack said.
“She told you?” Cris asked, feigning ignorance. “I forgot… You went shopping with her. Did you enjoy carrying her stuff around looking like her driver?”
Jack laughed. “Why would you care? You’re married, Cris.”
“Knock it off, will yah?” Liam exclaimed, taking charge. “Jack, you and I have to talk. Cris, you can’t afford a scandal so near the election, so lay off Virtue and Dan, I need you to pay off
our friends.”
I took out two thick envelopes from my inner coat pockets and threw it on the table. While Cris enthusiastically took his, I saw Jack hesitate.
“I can’t keep doing this, Liam,” Jack said. “I want out.”
“Have you finished paying off your father’s medical bills, Jack? Have you even started fixing this house like you promised your mom you would?” I asked.
but I’m almost done with the medical bills and I can take a loan out to fix the house,”
eplied.
ou do know the cost when I inform the boss of your, uhm, exit, right?” Liam asked, staring
at Jack.
“I won’t tell anyone about the business. You know I’ll keep quiet. Please, I don’t want to do this anymore,” Jack pleaded. “Abigail is in a coma and I-”
“Jack, why the sudden change of heart?” I asked, puzzled. “Is this because of Virtue? Are you already falling for her?”
“I just want a chance at a normal life with her- raised a finger to cut him off. I was surrounded by im beciles.
“Do you
think she’ll want to be with you when she finds out you’re in debt?” I asked, crossing my legs and leaning back against my chair. “Do you actually think she’ll get married to you and invite you and your mom to move in with her? Do you think someone as beautiful as her will play caregiver to your mom at her old age? Are you f ucking insane?”
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“I don’t know, but-”
“That’s right. You don’t know,” I said, looking at my nails. “She drives a Mercedes-Benz, bought a house on her own, even renovated it, and is planning to open a business of her own. Do you know the dress she wore last night was Armani? Do you know that small white Louis Vuitton bag she was carrying with her at the hospital costs more than what you make in a month? You seriously think your sparkling personality will win Virtue over? You are f ucking dumb.”
“So basically you’re team Liam,” Jack scoffed, taking the brown envelope in front of him. He opened it and peered inside, nodding his head appreciatively at the gracious amount.
“No, Jack. I am rooting for our team. We’ve been friends a long time,” I said. “A woman shouldn’t be the reason why we stab each other in the back. Maybe… the three of you can share…just like what you guys did with Joy Taylor.”
Jack’s face darkened with rage. “Don’t you ever say her name in this house ever again! If it weren’t for my dad’s cancer, I wouldn’t have agreed to that.”
“But your d ick surely agreed,” I argued. “If I remember correctly, you came after you f ucked her. Sorry, my mistake. You came after you raped her.” I leaned on the table and stared directly into his eyes so I could get my point across. “Before you ever think of leaving the
m, remember I have evidence against you. I can walk to Virtue Sullivan’s house and tell
you are a rapist. Do you think she would want to have a relationship with you after I spill e beans? She will never ever want to speak to you ever again. Got it, Jack?”
Jack nodded his head and sighed, looking defeated. “Anything else on the agenda? I have to be up early in the morning.”
“We have a problem,” I said. “After doing some digging, the boss himself says Virtue checks out and just like the three of you, he has taken an interest in Virtue.” I heard the sharp.
intake of breath from all three men.
“That is a problem,” Cris said. “He isn’t the type Virtue would go out with even if you him up. So what do you propose? Don’t tell me you want us to play matchmaker?”
dressed
I sighed and looked up at the basement ceiling, praying for a miracle. Even I couldn’t do the
impossible.
“I can only do so much,” I said. “Virtue isn’t the type to take money for a one-night stand. She isn’t desperate.”
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I watched Jack shake his head. He didn’t want to step aside and have the boss take a chance with her. Actually, even if the boss tried, Cris was right. He wasn’t the type Virtue would date. She was a Barbie and he was definitely not a Ken.
Liam was quiet. I already knew what was going through his head.
If I failed to get the boss what he wanted, the boss will tap Theodore and Liam to abduct
her.
Cris and Jack didn’t know all the details regarding Joan Summers, but I did. Just like Theodore Cohen, I was a soldier of the Angels of Darkness, the reigning mafia family of the Central States. I carried vital information and withheld it from my friends, including Liam
and Nicole.
It wasn’t easy becoming a soldier, but because of me, the production and profit of crystal meth went up, earning us millions.
I first met the boss during high school, but he wasn’t the boss then, his mother was. He was just a regular student like the rest of us. When his mother ‘stepped down’, he continued the business. Currently, he’s hidden in plain sight and acted like any of the town’s folk.
One day, during gym class, he asked if I wanted to make some money. His mother needed orge Taylor to sell his property by the lake. The only way for him to sell is if he needed
money. The boss offered us one hundred and fifty thousand dollars in exchange for the orutal assault of Joy Taylor, George Taylor’s most cherished daughter. Since I was from a poor family who didn’t have the means to send me to college even if I got a scholarship, I quickly agreed.
It wasn’t easy to convince the others, but once Jack caved after discovering his father had cancer, Cris and Liam agreed.
We raped her, but we weren’t able to kill her. Joy was like a co ckroach who was almost- impossible to kill. When I called the boss that night, terrified the Sheriff would come to arrest me, he laughe d and told me his mother’s friends would take care of it. Sure enough, without even batting an eyelash, Theodore Cohen told his men to clean the mess. up and threatened Abigail he would set her family’s bee farm on fire if she ever spoke a word to
anyone.
The boss said his mother would only pay up if the Taylors sold the land. Fortunately, they did. So Cris and I got money to help with college, Jack for his dad and Liam for his extravagant lifestyle.
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After graduating university, I became New Salem’s Auditor, laundering money and helping with the drug business. Unfortunately, I couldn’t flaunt my wealth, but if I decided to turn
back on mafia life, I could retire in Asia and live comfortably for the rest of
life.
my
my
“Dan, I’ll talk to the boss first to get details,” Liam said. I saw Jack open his mouth to argue, but Liam raised his hand to silence him. “I’ll go see him Friday night.”

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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