They say you don’t know what you’ve lost until it’s gone, but that wasn’t true. I knew exactly how devastating it would be to lose Sofia, and I did it anyway.
She doesn’t think I have the right to walk back into her life. Too bad. I’m not the same playground protector she grew up with. I’ve grown into a hardened, selfish man, and her tears won’t deter me. Now that I’ve had a taste of her, I can’t get enough. I want to burry myself inside her - cage her in my arms and never let her go.
Sofia slipped through my fingers once before, and I won’t let it happen again.
Nico was the solid ground that kept my life from falling into chaos...until that ground slipped out from beneath me.
He didn’t just break my heart, he destroyed it.
That was seven years ago. Seven long, life-altering years. Now, he’s come back trying to pick up where we left off, acting as if nothing has changed. He’s in for a surprise because I’m not that same little girl he left behind. He thinks he can bully his way back into my life, but he doesn’t have any clue what he’s up against.
Once Nico was gone, this little ladybug sprouted wings and grew teeth - she cast webs and made new friends while she hid in the shadows, nursing her heartache. Angelic Sofia became exactly what she was meant to be - a Genovese. In the Genovese family, our spines are tempered steel, and secrets run through our veins like blood.
The big bad wolf can huff and puff all he wants, but he’ll never get inside these walls.