Nothing At All - Alfie Solomons Fan Fic: Chapter 14
WARNINGS: mentions of violence, mature, sexual content, NSFW
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Chapter 14 - Understanding Often Comes Too Late
Aylona awoke to a room bright with
light causing her to squint red, swollen eyes tightly closed. The previous night scenes playing back in her
mind as she watched the dappled sunlight spread it’s warm glow about the
room. She felt no such warmth inside,
but instead a hard knot in her stomach and with a groan rolled over in the
bed. And came face to face with a sprig
of daisies upon the pillow; the sweet scent filling her senses. Her heart squeezed and an image of Alfie
standing over her while she slept swam before newly tearful eyes. No note accompanied the gift this time, and it
pained her to think she had rendered such a man as he mute.
She tried to summon a flash of anger to protect her from the pain, but it was regret that stuck like a ruthless residue. A stain on her character in how she had come to him in the night, and then cruelly pushed him away; and worst of all that he had seen through her. Full knowing it was a punishment, he had welcomed her into his arms, willing to take whatever she offered. Alyona held the daisies beneath her nose, willing their scent to be a soothing balm upon her troubled mind. But remorse now pierced her heart like a dagger and the room had lost its sunny disposition; as though the anguish of her mind had hung the world in odorless, shrouds of gray. She lingered within the downy comforters until the heartache had wrung her dry and there were no more tears to shed. With their last conversation still an echo in her ears, the knot inside drawing tighter, she made her way to the bakery; fearful and nervous regarding what the day might bring.
After suffering through several hours at the bakery, the anticipation of their meeting a punishing thing in her mind, with some dismay faced the truth: Alife had not come into work that day.
The building Alfie exited was in a very, very secret location and it had taken him the better part of the day to travel to this meeting. Had night not been falling, the three large men that accompanied him were of sufficient size to block out the light of the day. This was not a task for the as yet untried Ollie, evidenced by the blood he now wiped from his brow and mouth. Given the amount of time that had passed, Alfie new he’d have to prove the worth of his crowns before these men. With no small amount of satisfaction at the outcome of more than a few polishing the floor with their prone forms still fresh in his mind, a slight smile also split his face. More importantly he had learned what he needed, though it gave him no similar satisfaction. The Russian gangs had not participated in any robbery of the Eden Club, and more worrisome – it had been quite some time since any new crowns had been earned. The legend of Alfie Solomons was a tough one to best. It also meant that someone was playing a very dangerous game with very dangerous men. And Alyona was caught right in the middle.
“When you find these men, you know what must be done, ya?”
Alfie nodded his understanding. The stakes now considerably raised, dread crept down his spine settling into an already pained hip, and his limp while walking towards the vehicle was more pronounced. An itching had begun at the back of his neck and a deep sigh escaped him as he realized he could not halt that pain, any more than the approaching train that was coming. The darkness engulfed the men as they drove away and once again it was with stony silence that Alfie watched the landscape blur past. It was better to not think of such things as happiness, or the bliss of warm, soft skin when one must concentrate on the necessary violence about to erupt. Those who had the misfortune to deal with Alfie Solomons soon learned the hard way it was not an excellent poker face he presented… he quite literally knew no fear.
At least not concerning the matters of violence and death.
Love and loss? Now those were completely different matters.