Authors note: Hello people of Wattpad, I'm rewriting my authors note about a year after finishing this story and its the weirdest feeling ever, I feel so old.
A Criminal's Kiss was my first proper story on Wattpad and its far from perfect. Before you start reading you should know that it is currently being edited properly(shoutout to my wonderful editor Tiffany who lives in a whole different country), there are plenty of mistakes and parts that need work and the plot is all over the place, but chances are that everything is being worked on.
Also, this first chapter does contain violence/killing. Nothing too bad but if you know you don't like that sort of thing then please keep that in mind.
I lit my cigarette and put the lighter back in my pocket, eyeing the man on the floor cautiously. He lay broken and battered; his face swollen, his nose bleeding, his arms and legs broken.
All because of me.
Did I feel the guilt? The pity? The remorse?
The answer was short and harsh.
I took a long drag of smoke from the cigarette in my hands, before turning back to the helpless man before me on the floor. "Please...," he sobbed quietly, "I have a wife and two kids at home. They need me."
I raised an eyebrow at the familiar line and turned to look my brother, Aaron. "What do you think Ary? Does he deserve to be spared?"
Aaron strolled forward and grabbed the man by his tie, yanking him up to stand on his feet.
"Tell me Mr. Jones, when we came to get our money, why didn't we get it?" Aaron asked menacingly, not letting go.
"B-because I d-didn't have it," Mr. Jones stuttered.
Aaron threw a punch at his stomach, causing Mr. Jones to double up in pain.
"I know that Mr. Jones," Aaron gritted his teeth, "the question is; why did you not have it?"
"M-my wife asked to use the money for a new car," he wheezed.
"How interesting. Did your wife like the car?" Another voice filled the empty warehouse and I turned to find my two other brothers, Jake and Marcus, making their way towards us.
"She er... she..."
"Martin, would you care to share with us, what car you bought with our money?" Jake asked folding his arms over his chest and narrowing his eyes at Mr. Jones, who gulped, clearly finding the gesture threatening.
"It was a...a..." Mr. Jones trailed off. The muscle in Marcus' jaw twitched and I smirked, realizing that I wasn't the only one that had noticed the uncertainty in Martin's voice when he had lied.
"Mr. Jones, I don't believe you used the money for the car, did you?" Marcus asked.
I raised an eyebrow, Mr. Jones was lying. He was in trouble now. If there was one thing Aaron hated most, it was a liar.
Aaron had always hated liars, he may have been a ruthless criminal, but if there was one thing he expected from everyone, it was the truth. When Aaron was younger, our parents passed away. Unlike me, he was able to understand what was going on, but not completely as he was barely eight, but he knew that something was up, even though nobody would tell him. When all our other brothers got upset, Aaron did too, even though he wasn't sure why. The social workers ended up lying to him and telling him that our parents had gone away for awhile and would be back soon. When they didn't come back Aaron found out and it broke his heart, he screamed and cried and they shoved him in therapy, but I guess it was just one of those things that left you scarred. In Aaron's case, it made him hate liars.
"I-" Mr. Jones was cut short by Aaron who brought his fist down onto his face.
Mr. Jones let out a cry of pain and hid his face in his hands, when he moved his hands away, Aaron grabbed him by the collar and leaned in so that his face was centimeters away from Martins.
"Liar," he hissed.
"Aaron, calm down," Jake said, before turning to look at me, "Skye, will you take care of him?"
I shrugged and looked down at Mr. Jones, who was groaning loudly in pain.
"Sure thing, Jakey," I said grinning at him, only to have him roll his eyes at me.
"How many times do I have to tell you not to use the nicknames when we're at work?" he said.
"You love my nicknames and you know it," I said before turning back to Mr. Jones.
"I hate your nicknames and I know it," Jake corrected.
"Don't be too hard on him," Marcus said.
|Lucy Hale||as Skye Moreno|
|Chace Crawford||as Blake Reynolds|
|Alex Pettyfer||as Jake Moreno|
|David Henrie||as Marcus Moreno|
|Ryan Reynolds||as Elliot Moreno|
|Drew Roy||as Aaron Moreno|