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The Joy of Revenge Novel Chapter 74

CHAPTER 74 Loyalty
“Liam, I need to speak to you,” Pete said over the phone. His voice was harsh and
“What about?” I asked.
“I want to know where your loyalties lie,” he answered. It was such a vague response, I knew
I had to be cautious. His mother just tragically died, pushing him over the edge. I couldn’t
afford to make a mistake.
My life was hanging in the balance… one wrong move could mean life or death.
“Sure,” I replied politely. “Where and what time?
“Meet me here at the funeral home. Anytime would do.”
I was with Dan paying off the people on our payroll. After hanging up, I grabbed Dan’s dark
silk shirt and pulled him aside.
“Did you say anything?” I asked Dan, peering into his eyes. He looked at me confused, wondering what I was talking about. After a few moments, his expression changed, realizing who and what I was talking about.
“No, Liam. You held up your end of the bargain. Why would I betray you? Betraying your would mean my death too,” he answered. “Now, please let go of my silk shirt. I had this delivered from Nordstrom.” I scoffed at him and let go..
“Capo Bas tone wants me to meet with him at Chimes. He said something about loyalty. Do you know what he’s talking about?” I asked. He shook his head and took out his phone.
“No, but we know somebody who might. I’ll call Cris and ask,” he said, dialing. “Hey Lisa, can I speak with Cris please? He’s asleep? Well, wake him up.” He rolled his eyes and pursed his lips. Cris was definitely starting to get on our nerves.
While we waited for Lisa to wake Cris, I sent a message to two of my guards, Leo and Benny,
asking them to meet me at the funeral home. I couldn’t meet Pete alone. I had to come
prepared. They sent me a reply telling me they were on their way.
We waited patiently for Cris to get on the phone. Five minutes passed, but still no Cris.
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nything? I mouthed to Dan. He shook his head, but suddenly raised his finger.
Cris?” Dan said expectantly, but suddenly pouted. “Fine. Good night, Lisa. He hung up, turned to me and shrugged his shoulders. “He won’t wake up.”
“We’ll wake him up then,” I said, gesturing for him to follow me in his car. Before I drove off, I took out my gun from the glove compartment and holstered it onto my belt. We were going to wake up that a sshole.
At the Murdocks, I forcibly pushed Lisa aside after she opened the door and walked inside their home with Dan following closely behind me.
I looked around, but the living room and kitchen were empty. Lisa, on the other hand, looked agitated and troubled. Her eyes were puffy, her nose was red and strands of her hair were out of place.
“Liam, he’s not in a good place right now,” Lisa cried out. “Please, just give him some time.”
Dan, keep her here. I’ll speak with Cris,” I instructed. “Where is he?” Lisa shook her head, not wanting to answer me. “I’m not going to ask again. Lisa, where is he?”
“Upstairs, Lisa answered, looking defeated. She suddenly turned to Dan and began sobbing on his silk shirt. I saw him grimace knowing his shirt was totally ruined, but after a moment, he shrugged his shoulders and wrapped his arms around Lisa.
“Give her a drink to steady her nerves. I’ll take care of this.” Dan nodded his head.
I ran upstairs and found Cris seated on his bed, mumbling to himself like a madman. He looked like s hit and smelled like s hit too.
What the hell happened to him?
I snapped my fingers in front of him, trying to grab his attention. “Cris, it’s me Liam. I need to speak to you about something.”
eyes moved to focus on my face, but he suddenly began to cry. He looked really awful. His face was all red, there was sn ot everywhere, and his mouth was wide wailing like an ambulance. I grabbed him by the shoulders and shook him, hoping he’d calm down a bit, but he just kept crying.
“L-Liam, i-it was an accident. I swear, Liam, I didn’t mean to kill her,” Cris cried out. What the hell did you get yourself into this time, Cris?
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“Kill who?” When he didn’t answer, I shook him some more. “Cris, answer me. Who did you.
“Lily. Her name was Lily,” he said, sobbing again, while he grabbed his head with both his hands and squeezed. I stared at him aghast, horrified he had lost it… again.
I took out my gun and slapped him across his face. “Get yourself together, man. We have bigger problems!” I slapped him again, hoping the cold metal of my gun would wake him up. from his trance. “Cris, you have got to wake up!
This happened before when he found out Joy Taylor was still alive. He was scared shi tless. that Sheriff Combs would come knocking on his door and arrest him.
We hid him at Jack’s house, hoping he would snap out of it on his own. After several days, it looked as if there was no hope of him ever getting better, so I punched him in the face as a last resort. I figured Cris was like a piece of machinery who needed a quick jump-start to turn on. Luckily, I was right or else we would have had to ship him to the nearest psychiatric
He instantly stopped crying and stared at me, surprised I was standing in his bedroom.. “Liam, what the f uck are you doing here?”
I heaved a sigh of relief. Cris was all better.
Yet, he still had the audacity to act like an entitled little schmuck.
“You killed a girl and went into shock, you cun t!” I yelled at him. “While you were having a me ntal breakdown, Cynthia McDowell was shot and killed. Now Pete just called me talking about loyalties. I want to know what you know. And don’t lie to me.”
“Wait. What? Pete’s mom is dead?” Cris asked, bewildered. “Oh, sh it!” His finally digesting the information I had just given him. “Oh, shi t, sh it, s hit, sh it!”
“You know something. Talk!” I screamed. “I need to know everything… now!”
“Alright, alright! Remember that, uhm, convention in Illinois I attended last month?” He asked. I nodded my head and gestured for him to continue. “Pete and I saw this really hot girl at this club in Chicago, so Pete bought her a drink, hoping she’d talk to us. She took one look at Pete and sent the drink back, saying she didn’t accept drinks from losers.”
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kidnapped her and raped her, didn’t you?” It was more of a rhetorical question. I ly knew the answer. “Did you have her disposed of after?”
“Uhm, no. We, uh, let her go,” Cris answered. I closed my eyes, knowing the girl was important to someone very important.
“Who was she?”
“Her name is Ariana De Vega, niece of Alejandro De Vega, who is the current underboss of the East North Central States,” he answered, his voice shaking. G od, I wanted to shoot him in
the face!
“So everything that happened last night was your fault!” I yelled at Cris. “Now that as shole wants to pin it all on me. Loyalty? He probably thinks I made a deal with Alejandro De Vega.” I pointed my gun at him.
Cris and Pete… they both deserved to die!
I’ll talk to him, Liam. I’ll tell him it wasn’t you,” Cris pleaded with me. “He’ll listen to me. I promise you.”
“Cris, I’ve had it with the both of you,” I said, aiming my gun at his chest. “You f uck with my reelection, then you f uck with my operations. Honestly, I’m better off with you dead. I should just kill you and ask Sarah Hughes to run with me. She’d probably do a better job as councilman and do my work for me too.”
“Liam, I’m begging you, man. I’ll do whatever to make it up to you,” he pleaded.
“Fine.” I lowered my gun and sat down on an armchair near the bedroom window. I looked outside to check if anyone was watching the house.
“Call Lisa and have her pack some clothes for the both of you. Then, I want the both of you
get dressed for Cynthia Mcdowell’s viewing. You will accompany me when I meet with. Capo Bas tone later and you will vouch for me. If you betray me, I will kill you.”
“I can’t go
go out looking like this, Liam. I look h or
I raised my gun, aiming for his chest. “No? Then, I’ll just kill you right now, Cris.”
Cris quickly stood up from his bed, finally grasping I no longer wanted to play games, called his wife to come upstairs. I was sick and tired of all the sh it they did, including blaming me when things didn’t go according to plan. They were entitled little pri cks who
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thought playing mobster was a passport to do whatever they wanted.
Sure, they were my friends, but I didn’t deserve to be treated this way. I didn’t deserve to
take the fall.
“Hey, Liam, I’m going to get ready,” Cris said, interrupting my thoughts. “Can I have a little privacy?”
“No. You will get dressed in front of me,” I said. I want to make sure you don’t try anything
“Come on, Liam. I won’t betray you. I promise.”
“I know you won’t, Cris. Because from now on, your balls are mine.”

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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