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The Joy of Revenge Novel Chapter 6

CHAPTER 6 Domenico’s
“You look hungry. How about we get a bite to eat so you can tell me your story?” Sebastian said as he led me to the campus parking lot. I tried to pull my hand away from his, but he had a tight grip.
“I don’t have a story to tell,” I mumbled.
“Fine. You don’t have to tell me now. I’m willing to wait. But let me, at least, take you out to an early dinner so we can get to know each other better,” he said.
“Sebastian, I don’t want you to think I’m ungrateful in any way, but why do you care anyway? I am not your charity case. There are so many women here on campus who are practically groveling at your feet. You can take your pick! I mean, why waste your time on me?” I asked, wanting some answers. I waited for him to say something, but he was more focused on dragging me to his car.
“I’ll answer your questions once you get in the car,” he said, opening the door. “Get in, Joy.” 1 looked at him, then at his car. It was a really nice black Dodge Challenger and I really wanted to see its interior, but being in a car with a boy brought back some really bad memories.
“Uhm, can we just eat here? Somewhere on campus?” I asked, hoping I could convince him. After the assault, I still felt vulnerable. I wasn’t ready to hop into a car with someone I barely knew.
“What’s wrong, Joy? I can see the hesitation in your eyes. I can hear it in your voice. I promise, I’m not going to hurt you. I just want something good to eat at a quiet place where we can talk in private. Then, I’ll drive you straight home. Here’s my phone. He placed his phone in my hand. “My pincode is 0395. You can call the police if ever you feel threatened.”
ing to build enough courage to enter the car. I glanced at him, biting my I should. Finally, I nodded my head and slowly entered the car.
Sebastian said as he closed the door. He waved at Xavier and Cristos, who were other muscle car, before sliding into the driver’s seat. Even for a man so tall, he was aceful. “I hope you like Italian food.” He suddenly reached over and fastened my seat belt. He was so near, I could feel his breath on my face.
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“Sure, pasta and pizzà,” I said, feeling a bit anxious. I needed to relax. I began fidgeting with
I the cuffs of my white, long sleeved, button-down blouse, hoping the distraction would help. put my mind at ease. When that didn’t help, I began rubbing my sweaty palms on the thighst of my jeans.
“Don’t be nervous, Joy. You’ll like my mom and have a feeling she’ll like you too. She cooks the best ravioli in town and I’m not just saying that because she’s my mom,” he said as he drove out of the campus.
His mom?! I’m going to meet his mother?! I looked down at what I was wearing and groaned.
“What you’re wearing is fine. Look at me. I’m just in a regular t-shirt and jeans,” Sebastian pointed out.
“B-but she’s your mother. She wouldn’t care if you were in rags, I argued helplessly. If the car wasn’t moving, I probably would have jumped out.
“Well, at least you know you’ll be safe, Sebastian said, winking at me. “So, you asked me why do I care? The first time I saw you, I just felt I needed to protect you. I know it sounds weird, but I can tell something really bad happened to you. I know you barely know me, but Joy,
you can trust me.”
“So you do see me as a charity case,” I muttered, lowering my head in shame. I didn’t want anyone’s pity. I just wanted to move on and live my life.
“No, of course not,” he denied. “I-1 just want us to be friends. How about that?” He smiled at me, showing his perfect teeth and his gorgeous dimples.
He wants to be friends. I guess there’s no problem with being friends. But again, those boys who hurt me said the same thing and look at what they did. My face is a mess, I walk with at limp and ors believe I will never have children of my own.
ba stian want to rape me? Xavier or Cristos for that matter? They could.
of any girl and I’m sure none of those girls would mind sharing their beds.
offended,” Sebastian suddenly said, grabbing my attention.
“I’m sorry… what?” I asked.
“Am I that bad a person?” Sebastian asked. I turned my head to look at him, puzzled by his
question. “The only reason why you wouldn’t want me as a friend is if you think I’m evil. Am I really that bad of a person?” He glanced at me with puppy dog eyes and I melted.
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“Of course not, Sebastian. I was just thinking of something else. Sure…We can be friends,” I answered quickly. Maybe too quickly. Ugh, I wanted to kick myself.
This time, his smile was gentle, full of kindness and empathy. “You’ve made me really happy,
I turned to look outside my window and heaved a sigh. I silently wished I had a fairy godmother who could fix my face and heal my body. Maybe if I didn’t look like such a monster, probably Sebastian and I could be more than just friends. Well, a dreamer can
Sebastian parked his car in front of a cozy looking Italian restaurant named Domenico’s. I should have known we would be eating at his family’s restaurant.
Xavier and Cristos were already seated inside chatting with a middle-aged woman wearing an apron over a nice slate-colored pant suit. Sebastian held my hand as he introduced me to
“Mama, I want you to meet Joy. Joy, my mother, Rosario Domenico,” Sebastian said, introducing us.
“Nice to meet you, Mrs. Domenico,” I said, extending my hand for a handshake. But instead of taking my hand, she took me in her arms and hugged me..
“Mrs. Domenico is Sebastian’s grandmother. You can call me Mama Rose, sweetheart.” She
chin and studied me under the light. Who did this to you?” Sebastian’s mother asked. My heart s kipped a beat.
lifted my
“Ah, Mama Rose, uhm…”
How could I tell her a bunch of boys raped me, then took some gym equipment, smashed my
face with it and left me to die?
She noticed I was struggling with my words, so she gave me another hug.
“You tell me when you’re ready, Joy. Right now, you eat. Sit, sit.”
That afternoon, I had so much fun. I giggled and laughed. Joked around and talked. They didn’t care about what I looked like or who I was. For the first time in a long time, I had
I called my parents to tell them I was out with my new friends and Mama Rose promised
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them I was in good hands. She even went as far as telling them that no one would dare
touch me… in a most serious tone.
I found that strange, but after witnessing what Sebastian, Xavier and Cristos did to Mark, I assumed maybe they had undergone combat training or something.
our early dinner at Domenico’s, they drove me home. I introduced them to my parents. who, at first, were wary of the handsome trio. I couldn’t blame them. After what happened to me, all men were bad men in the eyes of my parents.
As the weeks progressed to months, my parents learned to love them. Especially with all the
help they offered me.

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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