Chapter 4: The One
4.3 The One: Collateral Damage
Angelo waited outside the mall for Alejandro to arrive. He already had alerted security, which were going through the security tapes. He paced back and forth dreading what would aspire between him and cousin. He knew that Alejandro was livid and somebody was going to have to pay and it would most likely be him.
Alejandro pulled up at the mall in the back seat of a black Rolls Royce. He jumped out of the car dressed in all black. A black dress shirt, black slacks and black dress shoes his entire outfit screamed mob boss. From his gold chain to his gold Rolex to his gold pinky ring and his gold-rimmed shades he looked like money.
“What the hell happened!” he yelled.
“She went into a store and then she just disappeared.” Angelo said.
“Where were you?” Alejandro asked.
“I was sitting on a bench right outside the store waiting on her.” He answered.
Alejandro clenched his jaw and took a deep breath. “You were suppose to be watching her.” He said. Alejandro was just about to lose his temper when mall security approached him.
“Mr. Bastinelli we found the girl she left with, that detective you sent over is trying to identify her right now.” The man said.
“Okay take me to him.” Alejandro said calmly as he looked at Angelo like the conversation wasn’t over.
Alejandro and Angelo entered the small security room of the mall. There sat two security guards and a big man in a cheap suit. “I know who your girl left with.” The man in the cheap suit said. “A girl named Deon Waters they went to school together.” He added. “I got an address for her, do want me to handle this?” he asked.
“No, detective Rossi me and my cousin will take it from here.” Alejandro said.
“Okay, cool I’m gone then.” Detective Rossi said with a doughnut in his mouth as he left.
Alejandro was relieved and angry at the same time. “This will be the last time she leaves my sight.” He thought. He didn’t want to admit it but he was afraid to lose her but he didn’t know how to make her want to stay.
Camilla and Deon were sitting in Deon’s living room talking nervously. Deon’s parents were out of town so they were on their own. Not that her parents would have been any help from ruthless murders who were in bed with the police department anyway.
“Deon I’m so scared Alejandro is crazy.” Camilla said. “I don’t know why he just didn’t kill me too, instead he’s holding me hostage and treating me like his girlfriend or something.” She added. Deon was just about to speak when they heard a loud banging on the door. “They found me.” Camilla whispered.
“What are we going to do?” Deon asked.
“Camilla!” Alejandro called from outside the front door.
“Lets go out the back.” Camilla suggested.
Deon and Camilla ran to the back door just as Alejandro kicked it in. Alejandro looked at Camilla with anger in his eyes then he took out a gun and shot Deon two times in the chest.
“No!” Camilla screamed as she dropped to her knees and began to cry hysterically.
“What happened?” Angelo asked as he ran in through the back door. He saw Deon’s lifelessly body lying on the kitchen floor in a pool of blood as Camilla knelt crying by her side. Angelo went to Camilla and held her. “Man did you have to kill her?” he asked Alejandro.
“You are a monster!” Camilla yelled. “She was my best friend.” She cried. Camilla saw Angelo’s gun hanging off his hip. She wanted to kill Alejandro he made her sick. She grabbed the gun and pointed it at Alejandro as she stood up while Angelo looked on in shock.
“You wouldn’t dare.” Alejandro said as he stared her down. “Put the gun down.” He said as he began to walk towards her. Before Alejandro could take a second step Camilla shot him.