Chapter 4: The One
4.5 The One: Protégé
Camilla was still in shock as Angelo lied her down in her bed. “Do you need anything?” He asked her.
Camilla sat up and looked over at Angelo standing in the doorway. “Why didn’t you tell me?” she asked.
“Alejandro told me not to.” He answered.
“Alejandro.” She laughed as she stood up and began to pace around the room. “Well didn’t the boss think that someone was going tell me eventually and I wouldn’t know what the hell was going on!” she screamed. “He’s really a jackass, you know.” She said. “He thinks he can do whatever he wants to people.” Camilla went on. “When is he going to let me go!” she yelled. “I want to go home!” She screamed. “I hate it here! I hate him!” she screamed at the top of her lungs with tears in her eyes. Angelo stepped out of the doorway and went over to hug Camilla. As he wrapped her up in his arms she began to cry hysterically. “I just want my life back.” She whispered through whimpers.
“Thanks for the advice Doc but just patch me up.” Alejandro said.
“Okay it’s none of my business, I just want you to be careful.” The Doctor said as he patched up the wound.
Alejandro took a deep breath and said, “I love her.” “I need her here, I know this is crazy but I can’t just let her go.” Alejandro said.
“You probably should have thought about that before you killed her parents.” The Doctor said.
“What else was I suppose to do?” he asked. “My father died and I was named the new boss, everyone said I wasn’t ready they were all waiting on me to fail then her father goes and steals from me.” Alejandro said. “I couldn’t look weak, I had to make a statement.” He stated. “She has to understand that.” He went on.
“Would you?” the Doctor asked as he bandaged up Alejandro’s shoulder.
Alejandro looked annoyed because even though he didn’t want to admit it he knew that he would never understand and Camilla wouldn’t either.
After Alejandro was all patched up he went upstairs to check on Camilla. As he walked up the stairs he went through what he would say to her in his head. The closer he got to her room the more he could hear her crying. Alejandro stood in her doorway and watched as Angelo held her in his arms. Alejandro was overwhelmed with sadness as he quietly watched him comfort her. He wished that he could be the one to hold her. He lightly knocked on the door and walked in with his head down. When Camilla saw his face she suddenly stopped crying.
“Can I talk to Camilla alone please?” he asked.
Angelo nodded his head as released Camilla from the warmth of his embrace. “What do you want?” Camilla asked frustrated at the sight of him.
He waited until Angelo left the room and fell to his knees. “I’m sorry, what do I have to do to make it up to you?” He asked. The look on Camilla’s face showed that she doubted the sincerity of his apology. “I’ll do anything.” He pleaded. Camilla looked in Alejandro’s eyes and in that moment she believed him but she didn’t forgive him.
“Teach me the business.” She said.