Regino’s tensed body perches upward on his queen-sized bed. Next to him is tape, permanent markers, scissors and a pile of photos. Most the photos are of himself with HaNeul; others were with his father and his “family”. Mafia crime families never had been a family to him at all. Bastards. That realization only made the 20-year-old imperially pissed. René furiously got to work on those pictures, which meant defacing his traitorous brother and fellow Mafiosos. For every picture Eugenio was in, Regino cuts his face out. All except one he decides to spare. A painful reminder of brief happiness in his youth – in his father’s “loving” arms.
The rest of the disfigured photos are taped together into a large ball. With a swift toss, it scored into the trash bin across the large room. Exhausted, Regino reclines his head on the pillows – shutting away those amaranthine eyes. Savagely eradicating the source of his torment does take it out of you. After a while, the blond turns his head to the left. Blurry eyes open to a framed portrait on the nightstand. As his vision cleared, so did the photo. In that picture was himself with his 4 capos. Wesley was there, even Laasya and Ursula. HaNeul’s smug face was there, too. It causes Regino’s rancor to resurface.
Exasperated, the Italian snatched the framed portrait and hurled it across the room. The glass and frame shattered against a tall bookshelf before gravitating to the floor. A cube shaped box then falls out afterwards. Having simmered down, Regino crawled out of bed in a languid fashion. Crouched on the glass beset floor, he picked up the box. Much to his surprise, it has never been opened. The man has the vaguest memory of how he obtained such a thing. Regino thought Zenith must have spent a fortune on this if he thinks this will earn her forgiveness. Violaceous eyes rolled, obviously annoyed at the idea.
“Probably an apology gift from Zenith,” snarled the disgusted ex-Mafioso.
Regardless of his anger, he unwrapped the box anyway. It had a dark brown leather exterior underneath the wrapping paper. Within the box displays a designer watch. Once weary eyes open in wonder. The watch dons a gold and metallic red color scheme. A red stripe ran down the middle of the gold wristband. The face of the watch was the same color. The case was encrusted with diamonds, and instead of number markings, there’s a stud in its place.
Regino whistles, admiring the craftsmanship. His right index finger traces the diamond studded case. Unexpectedly, a click sounds from the watch. Dark blond eyebrows furrow. One thing he couldn’t fathom was how could it open like so. Regino gently flips open the watch casing using his thumb and index fingers. What he sees inside is a total eye opener. His heart stopped, and his breath stilled for a moment or two. Tears take form, seeping their way out. With a sob, the young man collapses on the carpet. The watch box plummets from his grasp. He weeps as if he never done so in years. His hardened heart implodes like the shattered glass on the floor.
Inside that watch was a photo of himself with Angel at 14. When they weren’t rivals; when they weren’t competing for star status; when they were truly best friends; when they truly loved each other. Regino now remembers when Angel gave him that box; it was a birthday gift. For seven years, it remained untouched. Never opened out of spite for the latter. Underneath the watch casing, the following was engraved:
I'm Stellar-Z, and I am an aspiring artist. I love to draw cartoons, painting and writing parts of my story. My WIP story plot is Operation: Supernova. I also take requests if y'all want. Check out my gallery at anytime. Ciao!! I am a new Motley Crue and KISS fan as well. Don't bother me or I'll bite your head off!! JOKING
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