Time seemed to pass slowly as they waited, each minute feeling like an eternity. Vincent's mind was flooded with memories of his time with Chloe, all the moments they had shared and the bond they had formed. He couldn't imagine a world without her.Finally, after what felt like hours, the doors to the emergency room swung open, and a doctor stepped out, still in his scrubs. Vincent stood up, his heart pounding in his chest."How is she? Is she going to be okay?" Vincent asked, his voice filled with desperation.The doctor's face softened as he looked at Vincent. "She's stable now," he said, his tone reassuring. "The bullet narrowly missed any vital organs. She's going to need surgery to remove it, but she's strong, and we expect her to make a full recovery."Relief washed over Vincent, the weight lifting off his shoulders. He thanked the doctor profusely, gratitude filling his eyes. They were given permission to see Chloe, but only one person at a time, due to limited visiting hours.
With that, Vincent and Carlos laid out the plan, assigning each person a specific role to play. They spent hours going over every detail, making sure to account for any possible scenario.With everyone ready and committed, they began to execute the plan to bring down Mr. X. It was dangerous, and they knew they could be risking their lives, but they were determined to see justice served.Days turned into weeks as they worked tirelessly to gather information and plan their attack. And finally, the day came when they made their first move.As they landed at the airport, Vincent could feel the adrenaline coursing through his veins. This was it. It was time to face his demons.They made their way to the hotel where they had arranged to meet with Mr. X. Carlos had already set up the meeting, and they had a few hours to prepare themselves.Vincent took the time to meditate and clear his mind. He went over every detail of the plan in his head, making sure that he had covered all the bases.As
Vincent stepped out of his bedroom with Carlos. He could see everyone else was in a waiting position in the living room.When they saw him, they stood up straight, physically loosening up but Vincent knew that they were very tensed up on the inside."It became OUR fight since we all became a family. So if what you're about to say is that you're going to do this alone, that ain't gonna happen." Chloe said before Vincent could breathe a word out."I wasn't going to say that," Vincent told her."Oh." Chloe stepped back, "That's good then.""So, what are we going to do, Dad?" Eli asked Vincent.Vincent looked through his family consisting of his ex-wife Tasha, his wife Chloe, his daughter Lily, and his two sons Samuel and Eli."I will be appointing you roles to play in taking down Mr. X based on each of your strengths," Vincent said."Mr Carlos here has given us an opportunity. He is the highest shareholder in Mr X's companies and his plan is to go from eighty to a hundred per cent. We wi
Frustrated and seething with anger, Mr. X clenched his fists so tightly that his knuckles turned white. It was inconceivable that his target had slipped through his fingers, escaping to an unknown destination by taking a flight. "How could this have happened?!" Mr X shouted, furious.He had meticulously planned every step, leaving no room for error. And yet, his meticulously laid-out trap had been shattered in an instant.Mr X's mind raced, desperately trying to piece together where his quarry could be headed. His heart pounded with rage, his blood boiling at the thought of his carefully concocted plans falling apart. He had invested precious time and resources to ensure that the person who had caused him so much misery would no longer haunt his days, only to watch them vanish into thin air once again.He paced, his footsteps echoing. Anger twisted his features, causing his clenched jaw to tremble with rage. He couldn't shake the image of his adversary slipping away.The feeling of
Chloe and the others managed to get Vincent to the hospital in time. He underwent emergency surgery and fortunately, the doctors were able to save his life.Chloe stayed by Vincent's side the whole time after the surgery, praying for his recovery. When he eventually woke up, she couldn't contain her happiness and tears streamed down her face."I thought I'd lost you," Chloe said, holding Vincent's hand tightly.Vincent smiled weakly and replied, "I'm not going anywhere."Chloe smiled and hugged him, grateful for his safety and their love for each other. That was a narrow escape from death and it scared the hell out of everyone."Where is everyone else?" Vincent asked, slightly scared that something bad might have happened to someone else as well."They are all okay. I will get them here." Chloe said as she gently slid her hand away from Vincent's hand and placed a gentle kiss on his forehead.Chloe left the room and when she returned, Tasha, Lily, Samuel, and Eli walked in after her.
The meeting took place on the outskirts of town in the same warehouse where Eli, Tasha, Lily, and Samuel were being held."I'm sure you're wondering why I wanted to meet with you," Mr. X said, his voice smooth as silk but his eyes sharp and deceiving."I can't imagine it's for a pleasant conversation," Vincent replied, his eyes fixed on Mr. X as if insulting his brain."You're right," Mr. X said, a smirk crossing his face. "I want to make you pay for what you've done to me. You've cost me everything, and now it's time for me to get my revenge."Vincent knew that he was in trouble. He could see the anger and hatred in Mr. X's eyes, and he knew that he needed to get out of there as soon as possible but he couldn't do so without those being held there by Mr X.Mr. X approached him, a knife glinting in his hand. "You should have known better than to cross me," he hissed.Vincent could feel his heart pounding in his chest as Mr X brought the knife down. But before it could make contact, Mr
"Eli! Come on man! Slow down!" Samuel shouted.Eli stopped walking when he was sure that he was far enough from Vincent and Samuel stopped to catch his breath beside Eli."Why did you follow me?" Eli asked Samuel."We are best friends. That's the dumbest question I've ever heard." Vincent replied."Not in this case, Samuel. I want to be alone." Eli stated firmly."Then we can be alone together." Samuel placed his hand on Eli's shoulder but Eli shrugged it off and turned his head to Samuel."I don't get it, Samuel. Don't you have any brain? Are you stupid or something? I fucking ruined your life by taking the place that was meant to be yours and yet you're following me to make sure I'm alright?! Why?! Are you not capable of hate? You think you're so perfect don't you?!" Eli shouted angrily."I don't hate you, Eli. You were just a kid. And I don't think I'm perfect. I've made mistakes too. I just want to help you because you're my friend." Samuel said calmly.Eli sighed and wiped his te
After calling the police on Mr. X and he got arrested, Vincent, Chloe, Samuel, Eli, and Lily, believed that it was a great win for them.They all needed someplace to stay for the night and no longer caring about what her mother thought or might do, Lily volunteered her home."Are you sure it's fine if we stay here for the night?" Vincent asked Lily, "We didn't exactly speak to your mother about it." he added."She never cared about me so why should I care what she thinks of my choices? She spent all her life searching for her missing son and neglecting me." Lily replied, "She never once called me since I left. probably never noticed in the first place."Vincent stayed quiet and allowed Lily to lead the rest of them into the house.Vincent's phone started to ring and his wife, Chloe, wanted to stay back and know what the phone call was all about."Who is it?" Chloe asked."Someone from work," Vincent answered and picked up the call. He rushed outside the house while speaking, "Hello?"
"Vincent, what was that all about?" Chloe asked after following Vincent to their bedroom.Vincent paced left and right in the bedroom, thinking of what to do now."We can't let them go through with whatever they are planning to do," Vincent said."Go through with what? Can you stop and explain what's going on to me? Vincent please!" Chloe demanded."I heard you mentioned Mr. X. What's going on?!" Chloe asked again.Vincent looked at Chloe with eyes filled with sadness, "It's Samuel. Eli's best friend.""What about him?" Chloe asked."I think... He might just be my son and Eli isn't." Vincent replied."What?! How come? If Eli isn't our son then who are his real parents? How did all this happen?" Chloe panicked."That's something I'm yet to figure out. I know that Kate left her child with me and there was certainly no interval where anyone must have switched Eli. Could it be that the baby at that time wasn't Kate's? She just pretended to have abandoned her child?" Vincent thought deeper