The Mantegna family is the mafia that runs Eastschist. Even Angel, who was not familiar with the outside world, had at least heard of them.
“I didn’t know I had to pay for it. I really didn’t know.”
“Sorry, but it’s not a matter of ‘I didn’t know,’ now, is it?”
“But…. I don’t even have any change on me….”
Despite his arm being grasped, Angel managed to back away in an attempt to get some distance from the man.
He understood that he needed to get out of this bad situation…..
However, as soon he moved, the arm that was grabbed was pulled tight, and a large hand seized Angel’s chin. The man smiled a dark smile as he brought his face closer to Angel.
“Well, don’t worry. I’m sure you’ll make money soon.”
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Tl oypd’v pwal obyv vbyv xlydv…. Gdtlz czkdjle bkp ryzl czwl lulp yp bl rsdelale.
“Fyu, nsxl vs Yydvltdy’p sqqknl yde R’zz kdvasewnl usw vs psxl tsse nzkldvp. Mblu’al yzz aknb nzkldvp, ps lhld kq usw vyjl swv vbl casjlaytl qll, R twyaydvll usw’zz cl ryke ldswtb vs lyv. Tso’p vbyv? Pslpd’v pswde cye dso, eslp kv?”
Mbl xyd’p pvsau eked’v byhl y pkdtzl ekpyehydvytl qsa Gdtlz obs oydvle vs tlv osaj. Rv oyp clvvla vs cl kdvasewnle ayvbla vbyd ryukdt qsa y rzynl vs pvyu yde oydelakdt yaswde ykxzlppzu zssjkdt qsa nwpvsxlap.
Gdtlz dseele bkp blye pzsozu.
“Xjyu, kv’p plvvzle. Elzz vbld, zlv’p ts.”
Mbl xyd blze bkx cu vbl pbswzelap yde Gdtlz pvlrrle qsaoyae yp rasxrvle.
── Gv vbyv vkxl….
“──── Eykv y xkdwvl!”
Suddenly, an unknown voice from behind stopped them.
They turned around and saw a slender, tall, young man with dark hair standing there.
He was breathing rapidly, as if he had ran over. He seemed strangely flustered, much like that of a child. He looked to be slightly younger than Angel.
However, his amber eyes, that had the power to attract people, were very mature and bright.
The moment their eyes met, Angel’s heart began to pound and surge for some reason.
── What… Is this feeling….?
He couldn’t take his eyes off of him.
“What the fuck? Look who it is… the little boy from the Tikaani family.”
The voice of the man next to Angel became so distant that he could barely hear him.
It was as if he and the amber-eyed youth were the only two people in the world. The feeling was gentle and fluffy, yet made his chest tighten. He was surrounded by such a strange feeling.
“I’m sorry, where do you think you’re taking this man?”
His voice rang in Angel’s ears and he suddenly came to his senses.
“Where….. I’m taking him to our office. You know what I mean?”
The moment the man said that, the amber-eyed man took Angel’s arm and pulled him towards him protectively.
“No. This guy works at our store.”
Angel blinked his eyes in surprise, and not long after the other man raised his voice.
“What are you talking about? How can that be? This guy just told me himself that he’s taking customers here without paying the price to use the place!”
“So because you’re employed by us, I certainly don’t have to pay you. Your protection fee also, you have to pay that every month, right?”
Unlike his earlier demeanor, when he had rushed over with heavy breaths, his voice along with his amber eyes were strangely calm and awing.
Angel raised his eyes to sneak a glance at him. The lights of the cars passing by on the street reflected off of him, making his eyes glow gold.
The black pupil floating in the middle of the bright colored iris sent a sharp glare at the other person.
It was horrifying, beautiful, and scary.
The man with the big attitude earlier now backed away with fear.
“Woah, okay, okay. If you’re taking care of him at your store, I’m not complaining.”
The man spat out the words quickly and left the place in a hurry.
He watched the man’s back before looking back to Angel, giving him a friendly smile when their gazes met.
His eyes were no longer glowing gold now.
“That was a close one. It’s not safe for a man like you to be wandering around in a place like this. You should go home early…”
“What the hell are you talking about?”
Angel spoke up and interrupted him.
“It’s not safe, so why don’t you just go home? I was just about to get a job. I was grateful for the unwelcome favor.1It is translated as unwelcome favor because while Angel did not appreciate the advances of the man working for Mantegna, he felt as if he needed the job.”
His Amber eyes blinked and then opened wide at Amber’s words, the azure and copper colors mixing in his irises.
── Oh, again…..
He was almost sucked into those strangely colored eyes.
“You have beautiful eyes.”
The words I wanted to say, he told them to me first.
Angel didn’t know why his face felt so hot.
“Were you really trying to get a customer here?”
“Yeah, that’s right. That’s why I was going to follow the guy who just told me he’d give me a good deal if I worked for him, but you got in the way.” Angel furrowed his eyebrows in annoyance as he said this.
“But you never know what the mob will do to you if you follow them.”
“The guy said I’d get the best customers.”
The man’s amber eyes showed a faint expression of anger when Angel talked back.
“When he says ‘superior customers,’ he’s talking about them from his point of view. You don’t know what they’ll do to you. He’s just a pervert with a lot of money. You could be locked up and drugged for the rest of your life, or you could be killed and get your organ’s sold.”
After saying all of that, he let out a small breath.