The loud screeching of the door woke up, Antonio and Peter.
"Where am I?" Antonio thought out loud as he shook the dizziness out of his head.
"Uncle?" Peter said when he recognized his uncle's voice. He immediately fixed his gaze towards the Old man across him. "Where…"
Peter's words were interrupted by the clanking of the chains around his hands. "What the…" However, his words were once again interrupted when his eyes caught something on his left side.
"You squeal like a girl." An amused tone came out of nowhere making Peter jolt up from his seat.
Adrenaline immediately flooded Peter's system when he heard footsteps approaching them. "Fu Jin!" he stared at the man who arrived. "What have you done to Mia?"
"A little punishment."
"You killed her," Antonio uttered while staring at the bloodied corpse across him."Do you think you could get away with this?"
"But I am getting away with it." Fu Jin smirked. "Nico is already dead," he shifted his head towards the old man.
"Now, I am in a hurry. So forgive me for not prolonging your deaths." Fu Jin said while rubbing his palms together before shoving them into his pockets. Then he gave them a smile before walking out of the room.
Another screech was heard before the darkness took over.
"Hey!" Peter yelled. "Hey! Let us out!"
"Fu Jin! Let us out!"
However, no matter how much they yelled, they were met with dead silence. Their voices echoed inside the room until the felt that they were being lifted. As if, the room that they were in were being transported somewhere.
Panic instantly laced his system, screaming and forcing Peter to do something. Being locked inside a dark place was something that he never dreamed of.
"I think we are inside a trailer van." He heard his uncle's calm voice.
"What?" he asked, his mind was already thinking of a way to escape. His hand instantly made it into the chain on his feet as fear started to swirl inside him. Where was Fu Jin taking them?
"Hey let us out!" he yelled while trying to find something that could unlock the chains. He needed to do something. He needed to get out of this place.
"Leave it be." He heard his uncle say. "He is taking us to the oceans to drown us."
"How did you know that?"
"Listen… can't you hear the waves?" Antonio said, resignation apparent in his voice. As a seventy-year-old man, Antonio is very experienced with this type of deaths. To say, that he was not actually impressed right now would be a lie.
For a control freak like Antonio and Peter, the best way to deal with them is to let them die this way. Not being able to control anything, they could only watch themselves die in the most helpless way. Isn't this to torture them as well?
"Why are you not panicking?" Peter asked, his tone laced with irritation. "We will die if we will not do anything about this."
"We can't, "Antonio uttered. "Didn't you sense something different? That man laced the air with something that could make us weak." As an old man, Antonio instantly felt his limbs weakened after Fu Jin left.
"The poison might not kill us, but it would make us so weak." He added. After years of living in this life, his time had finally come. To say that Antonio is happy about it would be a lie. But does he have a choice?
Right now, they are going to die because they underestimated the people accompanying Jiang Yue. They died because they thought once they could subdue Jiang Yue, then everything would fall into their rightful place. They never even put Fu Jin in their line of sight. Everyone underestimated him.
And they were wrong.
Someone who is capable of killing both the Vercello's and Ruiz' men could not be considered as useless. Though he had outside help, Fu Jin could still be considered outstanding for standing on his own before Jiang Yue's father arrived.
Then the duo heard a big splash and water started to go inside the trailer.
Antonio could only let out a long sigh when he heard his nephew pounding towards the wall. Screaming. Peter was only in his early thirties. Dying at that age is really making one feel sad.
However, this was also the life that they chose. Both of them knew the extent of the evil things that they did to achieve their goals. Now… it was their time.
Antonio closed his eyes as his memories came rushing inside him like the water inside the trailer. Once, he was also a proud man who wanted everything in this world. Someone who did everything just to achieve his goal.
However, unlike him, the man who defeated him today was quite different. Fu Jin was also proud and cunning. But he chose to remain behind Jiang Yue's back. Letting his wife outshine him in any way possible. Supporting her from the backstage and letting people think that he was useless.
However, the man did not hesitate to step up and clean after Jiang Yue every time. Defeating her enemies in one swoop. Killing everyone who offended her while she was sleeping in the hospital bed. Antonio wondered if Jiang Yue knew that her man would be willing to do all this behind her back.
Antonio did not even struggle when the water closed in on him. He heard his nephew's muffled pounding on the wall. Antonio had lived a long life full of evil schemes and blood. He killed whoever offended him and defeated whoever challenged him. Now... he was about to leave this world in the hands of someone that he did not even bother to talk to before.
Did he regret everything?
He did. If he could turn back the time, he would have made sure to talk to Fu Jin first. For he is the key to have Jiang Yue's good graces. Fu Jin was Jiang Yue greatest strength and weakness. And that made him really scary.
Antonio started to feel headache and dizziness as his lungs demanded oxygen. The need for air was more apparent than ever.
Then finally, Antonio opened his mouth, gasping for air that did not come.