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Salvatore's Story Essay

2610 words - 10 pages

Chapter OneGetting InvolvedThe door flew open. A man draped in a long, black trench coat burst out. His eyes darted from left to right, assessing the situation from under his broad rimmed hat. He appeared to reach a decision and started to sprint across the shopping mall. Behind him six men, wearing the same outfits as him, piled out of the doorway, they pulled out concealed hand guns from their coats and fired at the running man. Lead screamed past him as he ran, ricocheting off the walls and a bullet tore through his shoulder in a shower of blood. The man stumbled, clutching his wound but continued to run. His attackers sprinted after him firing their weapons; the spray fire pierced his back and he screamed as his legs buckled and he fell to the floor. A small bag which he'd been clutching slid across the floor and into an assortment of gifts at the feet of a cowering man shielding himself with his newspaper. He reached down and gathered his presents, unaware of the extra package.The six men advanced upon the fallen man, one stepped forward and rolled him over with a kick in the ribs. He cocked his gun and placed his foot on the man's neck. "You shouldn't have run Sergio" he whispered as he aimed the gun" you shouldn't have run" and pulled the trigger. Looking up from his kill he saw a young Italian man, his face screwed up in fear, holding the package. Seeing the killer eying him, he tried to run but the cold steel barrel pressed against his head told him not to. The man strode towards him, holstered his weapon and spoke."I believe you've got something that belongs to me""I, I, I don't know what your talking about...sir""Just give me the package, and I won't make your death painful""Wha...I...but....Whe...""Right, what's you name, kid?" he demanded"errrr, Salvatore Monferrini" said Salvatore, shaking with fright"Well, I'm Vico, now gimmie my package""I honestly don't know what you're..." Vico gave a nod to the man pressing the gun against Salvatore's head and he gave him a sharp hit in the neck. Salvatore blacked out.He woke in a musty, red room filled with smoke that poured from thick cigars and created intoxicating clouds that swirled around the ceiling like mist. Salvatore sat up in the chair he was slumped over and squinted through the fumes across the room and made out a man relaxing in an armchair with a glass of some liquor. He was returning the stare. "I see you have joined us Mr. Monferrini" he said in a deep, husky voice"Let me introduce myself, I am Don Valentina but you can call me Mr. Don Valentina. Now my boys have told me you are in league with, sorry, were in league with my old friend Sergio, I was wondering, since I've never met you before, why you would be stabbing me in the back?""I don't, I don't even know Sergio" stuttered Salvatore"Yes, of course you don't know Sergio" said the Don calmly "Of course you don......DO NOT LIE TO ME!" he spat across the broad desk in between him and Salvatore "YOU HAVE CROSSED ME ONCE MR....

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