I’m getting tired of having to lay low its been over a month since Bri was found dead. The police ruled it a suicide and left it at that, I mean they interviewed all of us kids at school who were close to her. Her parents did come to house and ask if we had been having sex, luckily dad told them to go before I told them how much their precious daughter loved to have things shoved inside her.
**Observing the man at a coffee shop**
Dad has been working on this new case with Justice as he calls her. From what they are telling me I’ll get to do my thing again( I enjoy killing people and toying with their sense of self.) The mark is a retired mafioso whose family was capitulated for some crime or offense that he can’t fix.
I’ve been slow playing this soldier for his entire a few weeks. Once his family was destroyed, it was open season and I’m sure that we’re just the latest group to catch a contract on him. Justice has been digging up all kinds of fun facts about him such as his issues with sitting near windows or the fact that he never takes the same route twice in a day.
I almost feel bad for the guy, looking up his past life, he had all the skills to make it as a top tier member. In his youth he had participated with a small crew of thieves as their muscle and worked his way up to the brains. This crew got him the attention of the family. His versatility made him a prime candidate for membership. The profile Justice worked up looks like a who’s who of crimes and capers. After his retirement the family heads were taken out by a rival. There were only a handful of contemporary members left in the wake. He is theorized to have killed at least 12 people in a variety of ways. His lifestyle has made his cautious and to an extent paranoid. Just last week I, witnessed him set a trap for a food delivery man. The poor kid looked like a new person when he left covered in blood and bruises. This man will be hard to kill. Due to his paranoia I have to change my disguises and locals.
Yesterday, a three man team tried to grabbed him, just as I was about to act. He overpowered their big man with shots to his nerve groups and struck him in the throat repeatedly. The ringleader pulled out a cattle prod & hit him with the juice. He jerked and started to cry only we all realized he was laughing. “Is this all you’ve got, Is this what I’m worth 3 small timers who can’t even kidnap a old man. Who hired you clowns?” He asked between bouts of laughter.
“Milan you old fool, he has big plans for you!” Cattle prod shouted back.
“Hmm Milan can make his own moves now, kinda proud of the grease ball. I really hope you schmucks are part of his crew. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a shot at that stronzo.” He replied
“Don’t worry pops, you won’t get the shot-” Ringleader says interrupted by broken bottle to his throat. blood pours out of the spout. The third man faints and our mark takes him away to what I can only assume to be a quiet place that he’ll fill with his screams.
Entering my home:
“Justice where are you?” Calling out.
“In the kitchen babe, how’s the old timer doing today?” Justice answers.
“He’s incredible he took out a 3 man team. Disabling their big guy with few shots to the throat and head. Killed the leader with a glass bottle. The third guy, Mr. Cattle Prod fainted, like this was the first time he’d ever seen this kind of violence. He must have been a monster in his prime. How much is this contract for?”
“15 million alive, 10 mill dead with a very particular death sequence. Why getting cold feet?” Justice inquires
“Yes, I think he’s made me and he’s just showing off. A bunch of teams have gone after this guy in the last few years and they’ve all come up missing. From the Wild Bunch to the Twins. I take that back, they did find the grills the Twins wore hanging on a tree. Either we need to give this up or just kill him. Capture ain’t happening.”
“Dad, he’s just one old guy and we’re legion.” Daughter says
“Child we are 3, that’s it and all. He’s not-”
“Who’s knocking?” Justice ask
“IDK, but I’m going to check.” Daughter answers
He walks past daughter “I thought that was you face man, long time no see.” The old man says. “You were the shylock’s kid, always using that smile and a kind word to get a little bit more than your share. Now you’re a P.I.” Looking around the room. “Cute kid, and a partner. Now why would you take a contract on me kid, you know me & I know you. You’re not a trigger man, that only leaves the kid.” He ponders
“That’s right old timer I’m the one who’ll do you” Daughter says raising her pistol.
“Child stop, his kill sequence is very precise and must be fulfilled. If you shoot him the contract is null and we’ll have contracts put on us!” Justice shouts
“Yes Face that’s true. the third man was quite informative on the process and all of the parties who want me black bagged and zip tied. I have a proposition for you. Take me in alive and help me kill my would be killers.” the old man says.
“What happened to you, last thing I heard you’d taken over the family and had utterly decimated all of your rivals?” Face inquires.
“Well son, I was on top of the world and stepped away for the next generation. Met a nice woman who wasn’t in the life settled down and heard that news. The other families regrouped and destroyed my family. The upper leadership was together for a meeting and they were brutally executed. I found out today that it wasn’t the families I destroyed but a cartel. They had stiffed to the tune of $200 million. Idiots, I always kept us out of drugs. It’s a dirty business full of people who don’t respect the old rules. These dogs removed all of their eyes, tongues, right hands and castrated them. The Boss was found in the kitchen chained to a table and opened up like a cadaver. These fucks actually did a autopsy while he was alive. According to the choir boy, my name kept coming up as the mastermind behind this. Not the feds who seized the shipments or stool pigeons who couldn’t do their time like men, BUT ME!!!” the old man screams.
“Crazy questions, please bear with me. Did you orchestrate all of this? Where is your wife? What happened to the choir boy? And why are you calling him “Face” ?” Justice rattled off.
“Were you not listening, NO I saw what heroin and coke did to the other families. 30yr sentences over a little powder. I kept it out of the family no matter the cost. She was killed by the Wild Bunch, she didn’t understand the stakes. She thought it was a simple matter of explaining your innocence. She tried to bargain for her life with those fools. They sent me a video of them killing her, to her credit she stayed long enough for me to get to them and hold on to her as she died (wipes tears). When he was a kid he was obsessed with ” The A-Team” Face was the one he seemed to identify with. As he grew into his looks “Face” became his moniker before that, who knows what we called him.” the old man replies.
“Whats your name old timer?” Daughter asks.
“For you child, Salvatore Firezzo or Mr. Fire. What’s your name?” Salvatore ask
“Daughter” extending her hand to Salvatore.
“Really Face, “Daughter that’s the best you could come up with?” Salvatore jokes
“It’s the only thing she answers to” Face replies
“Good grip Daughter, what are you good at?” Salvatore asks
“I like hurting people, but I really love killing people.” Daughter replies with her eyes filling joy.
“How many people have you killed my dear child?” He questions
“One thus far” Daughter says sullen “But I hope to be like you and have a scores of kills to my name. ” She eagerly replies.
“Face have you taught her the classics yet or will she need a tutor?” Salvatore inquires.
“The Classics?” Justice answers quizzically.
“No, I haven’t taught her how to use a garrote, lupara, ice pick or a baseball bat. She has shown a uncanny ability for machinations and making it look like a accident.” Face answers them both
“Ahh, a smart one. To make sure I have it right Face. The kid is the hitter, you’re obviously the representation, that leave this young lady as the brains. Are you interested in helping me with my plans miss?” Salvatore fishes
“Miss Justice, what is your plan Salvatore? At this point we can subdue you and collect 15 million and not have to worry about cartel blow back. What do you have to offer in the face of near unlimited opposition?” Justice retorts
“I can offer training to Daughter by way of the classics, whatever contacts I still have in the La Cosa Nostra, and 20 million dollars after the green light has been removed.” Salvatore retorts
“WHERE DID YOU GET 20 MILL, OLD MAN? Based off all the research I’ve done. It’s not likely you touched that much in the totality of your career?” Face exclaims
“HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Rocks kid, (reaching in his pocket) rare minerals. Diamonds, Emeralds, Sapphires and my personal favorite Rubies. This is about 3 million in my pocket, that’s definitely better than their offers.” Salvatore beams
“Don’t tell me a smart woman like you, believed the police now. In my the totality of my career I’ve probably made more money than most banks hold. Especially on illegal gambling and identity theft the family cleared $100 million easy with minimal time inside. Hell at the time of my departure we were clearing at least $30 mill a year alone on the legal sports books. I can’t understand why they got into drugs. The money is good but the cost are to high” Salvatore laments.
“How do we get the green light lifted?” Justice ask
“Either get them their money, fake his death, we could kill the leadership of the cartel or try to get a rival faction to take in Salvatore.” Face responds
“Who would take you back into the fold and would be able to the cartel from taking you? Who is their biggest rival to set up a war? How would you go about this old man?” Face ask
“The only mobs outside of another fucking cartel are the Russian mobs, Sicilian mobs, and English mob. Only the Sicilians have reached out to me about joining up only after dealing with the current problem. The cartel have a few rivals but none of them are hitting close. The only thing I know about leadership is that it’s a pair of sisters. As far as rival’s the running joke is that their security arm is pushing to push for more control. Justice any ideas?” Salvatore asks
“Civil war is the best we can do, give them someone else to fight. I’m thinking sow distrust and get out of dodge. Get Daughters education started while Face and I start planning out your future.” Justice answers.
Salvatore takes Daughter to the side and begins explaining what a lupara and garrote are as well as their application. “Face I’m going to grab the classics out of my car!” Salvatore yells
“Justice are you sure, this is a good idea?” Face questions.
“It’s not at all, We should sedate him and drop him to the contractor. But I’m sure we’ll get more use out of him than his captors. Best case scenario, we can cause some confusion with their local operatives and fake his death. I have no desire to attempt a war with the cartel or their security branch. As for him mentoring Daughter, that’s perfect neither of us are killers by choice and she could use some training.” Justice points out
“The kids a natural with garrote, she’ll be as good as Tommy and the bat she’s the next Mickey Mantle. Were going out back to see her skills with the Lupara!” Salvatore excitedly yells
Shotgun blast start and stop with yelling
“Should we check on them, I know that you knew him when you were kids and what not, but I don’t know if I trust him with Daughter. She’s not the best with strangers and he’s a killer” Justice inquires
“We shouldn’t trust him babe, he’s a snake who will always do anything in his power to look after self. What’re the kill conditions?” Face says pulling out a rag & chlorophyll
“What’s that for?” Justice asks
“The safe bet, the conditions J, while Daughter has him distracted ” Face answers.
“He has to be beheaded with piano wire, shot in the knees and shoulders with a shotgun and all of his ribs have to be broken with a bat. The entire thing has to be recorded from start to finish and he as to be dropped off at the 13th bus terminal. It’s a lot to do, it will take a time to do and until just recently we couldn’t have caught him. Why are you pouring that in the whiskey? ” Justice states
“It’s all he ever drinks, we’re going to subdue him & collect. Call them back in for dinner and we’ll get this done, Daughter had the right idea. Once he’s out it’s duck tape and chain.” Face answers gravely.
“Face, got anything to drink around here?” Salvatore asks
“Yeah, I’ve got a bottle of Park Lane just like the old days.” Faces answers pouring a glass.
taking the glass “Great setup you have here Face, good looking woman, quirky kid and your face is holding up. Looking good kid. Saluti” Salvatore downs the glass asking for another.
“He’s starting to weave from 3 glasses of whiskey, that man is smart sometimes.” Justice thinks. “Dinner is ready, are you eating with us Salvatore?”
“Suurrrreee I’ll eaattt with youse” Salvatore slurs slumping into a chair. “I don’t feel so good, Fa-” Salvatore’s head bounces off the table.
“Damn dad, what’s next the plastic room or are we just dropping him off?” Daughter asks.
“Justice handcuff him, Daughter go through his pockets, I’ll black bag em & start wrapping him in the plastic”
Daughter picks Salvatore clean: removing his watch, wallet, stones, rings and gold chain. While Justice applies zip line cuffs to his wrist and shackles to ankles. Face wraps Salvatore in plastic like a caterpillar. “God he weighs more than he looks” Justice laments loading Salvatore in the van.
“I’m bringing my guns are yall bringing yours” Daughter asks tucking clips into her clothes.
The family dresses themselves in tactical gear under their clothes and extra clips. “Hey, we got him. We’ll be there in 20 minutes” Faces says to their contact.
“Wha what’s going on Face. FACE WHAT’S GOING ON?!? Hey kid let me go. One of you stronzos better tell me something!!!” Salvatore yells
“We’re taking you to the movie Sal. The same movie you took my dad to all those years. What Sal no snappy comeback?!” Face shouts
“Kid your dad was a snitch, I did it out of the respect I had for him. The family leadership wanted to torture him via a open autopsy… Is that what this is all about kid, your lost childhood? Salvatore asks
Parking the car. “No Sal it’s all about the dollars. Say goodbye Sal” Face says
“GOODBYE SAL!” The family says as Sal is pulled from the car. A attendant comes over with a tablet “Type in ya number and we’ll transfer, thanks guy we’ll take it from here” He says as face give him the tablet back.
“we sure are babe, lets get going” Justice answers
Pulling off they see Salvatore breaking free atacking his captors “Questo e per il mio amore!” Salvatore shouts to a rain of shells.
“Where are we going next?” Daughter asks