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The Joy of Revenge Novel Chapter 82

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After taking a shower at the hospital, I decided to dress into one of my casual suits and sat down on the couch in my father’s hospital suite. His leg was in cast and he was sleeping with an oxygen mask on to prevent any severe effects from smoke inhalation.
I asked my secretary to come down to the hospital to bring me the documents I needed to look over and sign. When I was done, I told her to cancel my appointments for the whole week and for her to lock up the office and go home. It was a sad day. The funeral home was gone and the hospital was packed with traumatized people from the fire. Although there weren’t any casualties among the guests who had come to pay their last respects to Cynthia McDowell, there were three bodies found at the back of the funeral home. I prayed that Leo and Benny were able to make it out in time, but I assumed the worst.
I had my men guard the premises of the hospital. After speaking to the Sheriff, there other way to protect my father, but to do it myself. He reminded me if he were to arrest Pete, we would all go down. He had enough evidence on all of us to lock us up for good.
“I’m sorry, Liam. There’s not much I can do. What we can do though is use his problem with this De Vega fellow to our advantage,” Sheriff Combs suggested.
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“We can kill him and bury him in the forest where no one can find him, then act as if he was
taken by De Vega. Or we can have someone kill him while he’s walking down the street and make everyone believe it was De Vega,” he answered. “It’s either you take matters into your own hands or you wait for Pete to do his worst. It’s up to you.”
The Sheriff was right. I had to take matters into my own hands. But I knew Pete would also be heavily guarded after what happened last night. I had to wait until he lets his guard down before I made my move. I planned to make it look like he died of natural causes and not a
gunshot to the head. The people of New Salem would think it wasn’t safe under my leadership if Pete died while walking down the street.
Dan arrived at the hospital with a fruit basket in his hands wearing another one of his silk
shirts under his designer trench coat. I instructed my guards to keep an eye on my father and not to let anyone in the room while I spoke with Dan. I led him to a utility closet at the
far end of the hallway and locked the door.
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“What happened last night?” Dan asked in a hushed voice while we stood in the middle of mops and buckets.
“Is Lisa okay?” I asked. She was distraught when Cris and I left her last night.
“Of course. She’s at Hillcrest,” Dan said. “She’s under a bit of stress after finding out her
t we are husband killed a girl, that she might be the next target of some mafia boss, and that all tied up in this together. Then, there’s the little issue of Pete being our boss and that we deal drugs. Well, she had to find out sooner or later. I actually thought she had an idea, I just didn’t bargain she was oblivious to her husband’s extracurricular activities. Anyway, she promised to keep her mouth shut if it’ll keep her alive. So, Liam, talk to me. What happened last night at the funeral home?”
“That ba stard kidnapped my father,” I said angrily. Dan shook his head in disbelief.
“The big boss won’t like hearing Pete overstepped his bounds. Theodore Cohen is under the protection of the Angels of Darkness for services rendered,” Dan said. “First, he kidnapped and raped De Vega’s niece, now he f ucked with Theodore. He’s such an idiot.”
“That’s not all. He asked me to give him Virtue in exchange for my father,” I said. “And get this, he wants it done during the Spring Formal. I heard Dan mutter a curse underneath his
“Why am I not surprised? He really wants to ruin your chances at reelection. Anyway, he called me earlier to tell me he’s leaving. He told me to send his take to his offshore account: and make sure I ship the big boss’ money to Texas while he was gone,” Dan said. I stared at him, not believing what I had just heard.
“G od da mmit! I was planning on something. You sure of that?” I asked, knowing Pete was
such a liar.
“Like I would make this up. He said he’ll be leaving the country and that he’ll be gone indefinitely. That’s what he said,” Dan confirmed.
“Did he say why?” Dan shook his head.
“I assume because De Vega is hunting him down and that this little stunt with Theodore will earn him a visit from the big boss once she finds out,” Dan answered. “What I do know is he’s
scared. He told me ever since he left the hospital, he feels like someone is following him so
he’ll be doing the old switcheroo to get out of town.”
“Switcheroo?” I asked, puzzled. Dan rolled his eyes at me.
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es, let’s say, to the diner. Inside, there’s someone who looks like him, has the exact
ppearance. They exchange clothing, then that someone who looks like him
iner, gets into his car and he drives off to the nearest airport while Pete
ar and drives off to wherever, Dan explained. “That’s the old switcheroo.”
Doesn’t necessarily mean he’s leaving New Salem. He might just dye his hair and head. o his safe house in Bismarck,” I said, knowing he was clever.
Il have my men check just to make sure. If he’s there, I could definitely have someone shoot him while he walked though the streets.
“I doubt it. His capo will be in charge while he’s away, Liam,” Dan argued. I nodded my head, thinking this set-up was better. His capo rarely interfered just as long as the money came in. Technically, this meant I would be left in charge.
“Are you sure about this? Has his capo even called?” I asked.
“To answer your first question, yes, I’m sure of the arrangement and to answer your second question, no, his capo hasn’t called. But I’d rather have him in charge than Pete. Since Cynthia left everything to Pete, he has been a real problem. This thing he has with Cris and these women… He’s worse than a drug addict. So, what have you done to Cris?”
“He’s at the mansion. I was thinking of keeping him there until the election so I can keep
watch. But if Pete is leaving, I can send him home and have Jack keep an eye on him.
Without Pete here, he can’t go off and abduct women on his own,” I said.
“Where’s Jack right now? I was expecting to see him here.”
“Unlike Sheriff Combs, Jack is friends with the Sheriff of Arnold County. He’s still looking for our missing cargo. I heard they have a lead,” I said. Dan heaved a sigh of relief.
“Oh, thank G od,” Dan exclaimed happily, then he placed a hand on my shoulder. “Liam, whatever deal you made with Pete, I doubt if it’ll push through. Spring Formal is just around. the corner and Pete has to drastically change his appearance so he won’t be recognized. Even the best plastic surgeons can’t do that in two weeks. My suggestion, ask Virtue out, then propose to her. When she’s under your protection, Pete can’t touch her the way he wants to touch her. When you and Virtue get married, we can start opening boutiques within our territory to e
expand our business. F uck Pete. He’s bad for business.”
That didn’t sound bad. I didn’t want to marry whoever my father had arranged for me to marry and right now he was confined in the hospital. If I propose before he gets out, there won’t be anything he can do.
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“People love a wedding. It will surely improve my image with Virtue beside me, campaigning with me. Well, I have to go shopping for a ring then, I said, fixing my jacket and opening the
“Better you leave it to me, Liam,” Dan said as we walked out. “Just give me a budget and I’ll get that ring for you.”
“No problem, but you need her ring size-”
A loud commotion near my father’s hospital room interrupted me. I dashed towards the suite and saw my men holding a man against the wall. He was wearing hospital scrubs with a surgical mask on his face.
“Sir, this one tried to get in without approval,” one of the guards said, his arm on the man’s neck. A
I grabbed the mask and ripped it off his face. It was one of Pete’s
Let me go. You know who I work for,” he smirked. “I just need to leave this card on Theodore’s pillow.”
“What card?” I looked down at his hands and saw a small card between his fingers. I sna tched it and read its contents.
“I expect our deal to push through or else. P”
Dan, who was looking over my shoulder, said, “He has some balls.”
“Yeah, he does, and I’m going to be the one who cuts them off,” I mumbled. I patted the man down and found his phone.
want to know
I approached one of my guards and whispered, “Torture him for answers. I want where his boss is flying off to and what his plans are.”
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Chapter Comments
Luna Mom
Pete… Pete….Pete you think you can outsmart Virtue and Co!?!
Emy Duvey
the capo know them? their plan??? wow I can’t wait!

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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