The Hunt in Elusion by M.L. Philpitt EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: M.L. Philpitt
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Sometimes, based on the other party and the circumstances, I have a feeling
of knowing where a conversation will lead to, even before it starts. It’s
that exact sense of restless unease I feel when I push open my office door,
spotting Father there, his expression pinched with fury.
He leaps to his feet, shoving my chair back a few inches. His hand lifts,
his index finger projecting toward me as I tread through the room, keeping a
slow, steady gait. My casual attitude opposes his burst of irate energy.
“Where the fuck have you been? Why was it that when I dropped by
yesterday, it was your brother I found here instead? Who, I should note, did
not have a definitive response regarding your whereabouts.”
Keeping my unhurried steps, I come to the side of my desk. My presence
causes my father to step back, making room for me to take back my chair. I
make a production of dropping into the rich leather, letting my shoulders
hunch, as my hands go slack in my lap.
“He couldn’t say where I was because he doesn’t know. I’m here now
though.” I lazily shrug one shoulder. “So, say what you need to.”
The red that creeps past my father’s collar and into his cheeks is comical
at best, but more irritating than anything. It’s been a long twelve hours and
Father is the last person I wish to see right now.
He moves toward my desk and positions his hands on the edge, leaning
on his arms, so he can better loom over me. It’s a position of challenge, one
Father should know better than to take. He’s molded me to be as ruthless as
him, ensuring I always get what I want. And right now, I want him to back
the fuck off.
“Not funny, boy. Why are you disappearing for an entire day? You can’t
shirk your responsibilities whenever you want, you know. You’ve been my
underboss for nearly a year, but my decision is still questioned, given your
age. There’s many who’d love your position, Nico.”
My fingers drum along the edge, to ease the annoyance building in me.
Father is the Corsetti family’s Boss and he promoted me to Underboss last
year, with every intention that I’ll take his place after his death. Father may
be loud when touting my abilities to others, but in private, he still acts like I
can’t do the role we both know I can.
“Does it fucking matter?” I snap. “I left. Deal with it.”
Father opens his mouth, likely to refute me, when my office door opens
again and my brother strides through, his gaze bouncing between our father
“You’re back,” Rafael states. “Good. I have news.” He stops two feet
away from my desk, attempting to straighten his unbuttoned suit jacket, as if
it does anything for the messy, school boy persona he insists on maintaining.
By the glare Father shoots toward Rafael’s attire, he clearly feels the
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