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“We’re going to Chicago,” my father says as he hangs up the phone.
“What happened?” My eldest brother, Luca asks. The lines on his
forehead showing prominently.
“Lorenzo Moretti is dead,” he pinches the bridge of his nose. “So are
eighteen of his men.”
I exchange glances with my mother. She always looks so scared and
worried. I knew that they were advancing, and the war between the mafia and
the Bratva was increasing, but I never thought that the Capo of the Chicago
Outfit would die. I never expected to hear those words. Lorenzo was the most
powerful and respectable man in the mafia. I thought he was indestructible. I
guess it goes to show how naive I am. Both my older brothers are Made Men,
Luca is my father’s heir—he will be the next Capo of the New York mafia. I
was born into this life, but my father did his best to shield me from its
I’m not saying my life is perfect, yes—I live in a mansion, we have lots of
money, and we are a powerful family, but as the daughter of a Capo I have no
freedom. I only have one friend, she too is a part of this lifestyle. Last year I
graduated from an all-girls private catholic high school. My virtue, according
to tradition, needs protecting at all cost. No boys or men are allowed near me
without an escort present. Father will promise me off to receive the best
political advantage—so I’ve heard him say once.
I’m glad at nineteen I haven’t been promised to anyone yet, Father has
been talking to me about possibly letting me go to college. It’s all I’ve ever
wanted, to get my degree in Art History and maybe work in museum one day.
The Metropolitan would be my ultimate dream job.
“Go. Pack,” my father dismisses us.
Luca, Angelo, and I head upstairs and down the corridor and to our
individual rooms to pack. I grab my black dress, modest unlike my cocktail
dresses I wear for social gatherings. I always loved Chicago, I’ve only gone a
handful of times when Father brought us when he had meetings or business to
attend. Although I wasn’t allowed to leave the penthouse we have there, we
have the most amazing view. I fantasize about roaming the streets and going
to the museums where there I’ll meet my one true love. We’ll both be
admiring a painting by—
“Pack some nice dresses,” my mother says from the threshold. She looks
like she’s been crying, her eyes are bloodshot. Father must’ve yelled at her
“I packed my black dress. How long are we staying so I know how many
clothes to actually bring.”
“I don’t mean your black dress, bring some of your finest dresses.”
“Why? We’re going to a funeral,” I knit my eyebrows together.
“We will be attending some social gatherings there—“
“Don’t question your mother. Bring the red dress and another one,” Father
looks distracted. “Be ready in twenty minutes, we’re flying out tonight.” He
disappears into the hallway and into my brother’s room across the hall.
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