The Gangster's Mary Jane
My cold hand slowly brushed the wet strand of hair sticking to her forehead away, my shaky voice mixing with the cold wind, "Mama," I stopped & pulled her closer to me, as if I was shielding her from the heavy drops of the rain, but I my intentions were further than that-- I'm trying to protect her, protect her from this fucked up world, which is the reason she's scared for life right before my eyes right now. "You know- all those people? That hurt you? They called the Angel of Death, but not easy, because the Devil will be the one ripping their bodies apart- I'll fuck every single of them up singlehandedly- Promise. You know that I got you right? I'm always behind you- I know I wasn't there at th-"
"Enzo..." She whispered, & I was already starstruck when she rose her eyes to meet mine. I felt her grab my hand, our cold skins oddly warmed each other, "I know, Enzo.. I know." She smiled softly through the still visible tears.
So I believed her. Because she believed in me.
She hugged me as I tried to stop three pretty, pretty words from escaping my lips.
They feared him; the Italian Leader of a Gang that made them shudder just by the mention of his name.
Vincenzo Colombo had it all; the respect, the loyal ones under his roof, the money, the vehicles, the weapons, the protection and whatnot. In outsiders' eyes the scenery screamed he had a perfect life-- sure, a bit dangerous but still, easy. But, only one could imagine how the feeling of loneliness haunted him.
Through the walls he had built around his heart, he still felt it warm up when he first laid eyes on the girl on a swing from across bench he was seated on, on a day of business. & a single word spun around his head.
Now he has the desire to protect her. & no one can stop him. He will protect her innocence from the World, the enemies, & him. Jaggar.
The guy who wants nothing more than to destroy Vincenzo's life. He will. Even if it means taking away his new favourite thing.