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Chapter 4 Face To Face With Temptation

  • What was wrong with him, why was it so hard for him to move? she thought.
  • Zia put her hands on her stubble, covering it with resignation at her situation.
  • "Excuse me sir, the woman caught me off guard," said the man who had locked her in the room where she was being held.
  • "You triple her weight, and double her height, and yet she still manages to outwit your security, which makes me question the job of the head of security_ said the deep and now authoritative voice behind her " Stand down. I'll take over.
  • "You?" said Zia standing up and turning to the man behind her.
  • Zia had recognized his voice, it was the same deep voice that came from the intercom device in the sawmill.
  • "Are you the boss? You're the one holding me hostage here. Tell me where I am? What am I doing here? What are you going to do with me? And why do I feel so weak?"
  • "So many questions woman" he joked "You feel this way because of the drug we used to put you to sleep."
  • "You doped me like a horse? And you say it like it's nothing" she shouted indignant.
  • " Mmm... An ugly way to put it, but yeah. kind of " he said wrinkling his nose in amusement at Zia's comment.
  • " You find this situation funny asshole " she shouted at him " You find it entertaining to kill one person and kidnap another? "
  • " You should be nicer to me, I was the one who saved your life in the first place, my man was going to blow your brains out, and with justification I should clarify, since you shot him first. Besides, you being here is your fault alone, if you had gotten in your damn car, you'd be in America right now and not here in Italy with me."
  • "What? Italy? Oh shit! You're going to sell me as a prostitute, aren't you, or you'll kill me? Because I'm a witness of your crime, and besides I've already seen your face " Said Zia walking back and forth in panic " If you let me go, I swear I won't say a word. I swear I won't say anything, please! I'll do whatever you ask, but don't hurt me. I still have things I want to do before I die, places I planned to visit. I don't have a damn picture of the Eiffel Tower, or the pyramids of Gizza, I wanted to go skiing in the Swiss Alps, even though I've never done it, I was planning to take lessons, save up for a Caribbean cruise, I wanted to finally see Venezuela... and..." Zia said hastily without being able to stop her ramblings.
  • "Hey calm down! "If I had wanted to kill you, I wouldn't have brought you to my house, and, no, I don't plan to sell you as a prostitute either. I have better plans for you. You'll have all the time in the world to do those things and more."
  • "Plans for me?" she asked uncomprehendingly.
  • "You will be my lover Venezzia, I like you and I want you to be mine" he said calmly.
  • Zia got up from the chair and walked away from him.
  • "What the fuck is wrong with you?" she shouted at him.
  • " You are a beautiful woman Venezzia, I want you to get into my bed with me every night and warm it up for me " he said with shining eyes.
  • " How do you know my name " she said surprised " Sure... My car, there I had my papers " she answered seeing the amused expression on the man's face " Then you will know that I am also married, to a man I love with all my soul, and he doesn't need to kidnap me to have me in his bed, a man who will be desperately looking for me right now and, I am sure, he will never stop "
  • " Relax, my men took care of that. We are professionals Venezzia, we don't leave loose ends " he said downplaying it with a hand gesture.
  • Zia put a hand to her stomach.
  • "Did you...did you...did you...chew it?" tears ran down her face.
  • "No, of course you didn't. You think I'm an unarmed killer Venezzia " he said with a sarcastic smile " You said goodbye to him, you sent him a message from your cell phone, and you told him that you didn't want to live with him anymore, that you were tired of your boring, monotonous, sexless life.
  • "How do you know all that?" she said confused.
  • "Your friend Sthep left you a message asking you if you had thought things over and you told her that you had already made the decision and there was no turning back " said the man in an innocent tone.
  • "You are a pig! A selfish asshole, how dare you play with people's lives like that" she said furious, she raised a hand and slapped him, he held her hand and pulled her against his body.
  • "You are very nervous, you need to eat and rest" he said close to her mouth and she could feel his warm breath on her lips half opened by the surprise of the closeness.
  • "Take your filthy hands off me " she said in a trembling voice "You will have to force me into your bed or kill me first. But of my own free will I won't get into your bed ever. So you can think about selling me off as a prostitute."
  • "I'm a thirty-two year old man Venezzia, and so far I haven't had to force any woman to be with me, they are the ones begging me for attention and pleasure" he said with a seductive tone.
  • "And money, right? Only that can matter to those women, to be with a man like you, you are a murderer, even if you have clean hands behind your books, and your elegant designer suits. You're the one who gives the orders and that doesn't make you any less guilty " she said hatefully.
  • "You are a woman with a very sharp tongue Venezzia, that is something I will have to correct" he threatened her "Feel free in this house, you are my guest of honor, not my prisoner. There are still security cameras in every corner, so don't think about leaving, my men will bring you back in a few minutes".
  • " You can't keep me locked up here forever " she said desperately " I promise you won't hear from me again, just tell me how to get out of here and I'll leave "
  • "Can you swim " he asked her with a half smile on his lips.
  • "Swim?" asked Zia confused.
  • " Yes, swimming, moving in the water helping you with movements necessary to float in the water " he said in a calm voice " You see; we are on a private island, miles away from any trace of civilization, the only ways to get out of here is by air, and it's obvious you don't have wings, even if you have the face of an angel, and by water, but you don't have fins or a mermaid's tail either " he mocked.
  • "Are you making fun of me, you moron, you don't know me, and I assure you I'll find a way out of here " Zia told him with resolution.
  • "I assure you I will have a lot of fun watching you try," the man said nonchalantly. "Gino called one of his bodyguards stationed at the door," escort my guest to her room. We will soon have dinner and she needs to wash up.
  • The man called Gino was a guy who looked like a character out of some gangster movie, he had long hair tied in a bun behind his neck, he had a scar on his face, and he also had many tattoos on his arms, he was a robust man with an austere face, and you wouldn't want to contradict him, because you would surely end up regretting it. She followed him in silence and when Zia entered the room he closed the door, she waited for the latch to ring, but it didn't ring, it hadn't happened for sure.
  • "There are cameras in every corner of the house." She remembered what the obnoxious guy had told her.