Chapter Eleven

FAGE 9: The Last Ride

Title: Collusion

Written for: Speklez

Written By: TheDarkestFallingStar

Rating: M

Summary: An Undercover cop and a notorious crime family, what could go wrong?
Prompt used:
Mafia/Organized crime

Author Note: Uh, there will be violence and swearing… just a heads up lol

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Chapter Eleven

The gods above and beyond hate her; she was sure of it now.

“Would you like some more eggs Bella?” Edward asked with a crooked smile, holding a plate of fresh cooked eggs out to her.

Bella shook her head. “No, and it’s Isabella to you.”

A string of violent curses continued in her mind and accompanied the images of her beating Edward Cullen over and over again with various objects because this was hell.

She called Edward at six this morning to arrange a meeting about Da Deus and he was all excited about her call as she told him to meet at the Chief’s place. What he did not inform her was that he was going over to breakfast and had told his parents she was attending as well. It didn’t matter that she already ate; there was no chance to refuse food from Esme Cullen.

Not when she pulled the ‘Mom Stare’.

Esme smiled softly from next to Carlisle as she plucked a few more pieces of toast from the plate before her. “We were surprised when Edward called this morning to say you were coming to breakfast.”

“After the misunderstanding the other night…” Carlisle explained, giving her his usual smile that mirrored his son’s.

A scowl began to form on her face at the words, her fingers clenching tightly around the utensils in her hand as she angrily began to cut into her toast and bacon. She wasn’t hungry but anything to help her keep her temper in check, now was not the time to lose it.

The bastard was grinning at her, his hand reaching across the table to pat her arm, lingering a few seconds longer than needed. She shot him a scowl and a strained smile that she hoped came off as vicious.

“To be honest I wasn’t expecting breakfast.” She started, watching gleefully as Edward began to pale and subtly shake his head. “I called to make a meeting between my chief and handler about the body that was found this morning.”

The table fell into tense silence as Carlisle and Esme’s smiles seemed to drop and turn strained, their hands stilling and if she wasn’t trying to nonchalantly ignore what’s going on around her. But oh did she savour every moment she got to stick it to Cullen, it’d teach him to keep harassing her, the fucker.

Carlisle shot his son a look as his wife got up from the table and began to clean everything, there was no mention of a meeting just that Isabella was coming to breakfast with him. But it explained why she came in her own car and why she seemed strained.

Placing his utensils down, Carlisle picked up his napkin and wiped his mouth before standing. “How about you come to my office and we’ll discuss the real reason why you called this morning Isabella. Edward, help your mother, I’ll fill you in when you are done.”

Nodding at the Chief she gathered her bag at her feet and thanked Esme for the food before following him up, completely ignoring the younger Cullen. She didn’t bring the files Demetri gave her because for one no one was supposed to know about her being undercover but she had come up with a story to explain how she knew.

“Alright Swan, what’s this about a body and why is it so important you needed a meeting with me and your handler?” Carlisle asked the second his office door closed.

“I spoke to DeLuca this morning sir as his wife couldn’t reach him, he told me he got called out to a D.B and that the deceased was last seen at Wild Things, he was going to make his way there. Curious, I inquired what the D.B looked like as I could have seen him there…” She trailed off, the words rolling from her tongue awkwardly. She hoped that it showed her nervousness about the compromising position of her undercover OP.

Carlisle frowned and leant forward, “what is it?”

“I recognised the man Sir; he was the one who harassed me on my first night at Wild Things. I just wanted to let you know in case Demetri had to speak to the waitress that the victim harassed that night.” She explained, watching as her boss straightened, his eyes glinting in a way she knew that he was both pleased and angry.

Wild Things after all was owned by the Whitlock’s.

“This is good, we could pin the murder on one of the Whitlock’s if the man did indeed break the strict rules of Wild Things… I’ll speak to DeLuca today about it. Is there anything else you have heard?” He asked.

Bella shook her head. “Nothing on the Whitlock Family but I’ve heard of a crew smuggling drugs into the city via James Hunter’s employees. They had loose lips and thought of me as insignificant; I found that they were coming in on one of the cargo ships, the drop off is happening two days from now at midnight.”

“Well done Swan, it’s not the family I’m after but I’m sick of James Hunter tainting my streets with drugs, we’ve lost 36 people in the last three months to tainted cocaine and the Mayor’s been breathing down my neck.” Carlisle praised. “Come into the office later today and we’ll do a statement, we’ll have to let DeLuca know of course.”

Nodding, Bella got to her feet. “I’ll come to the precinct at three o’clock.”

When Carlisle dismissed her she made her way back down stairs, stopping by the kitchen to thank Esme for her breakfast. Though she wasn’t hungry, the food she did decide to eat was astounding in flavour… the woman was a brilliant cook.

Esme smiled at the compliment. “Thank you Isabella, I have loved to cook and bake since I was a little girl, it is a passion of mine. My mother and grandmother used to teach me when they had time.”

“Well it shows, the food was lovely… I am sorry for interrupting breakfast though.” She stated again, giving the woman a warm smile. Her eyes flicking to just over her shoulder where Edward was listening in and back.

A look of disappointment flashed in Esme’s eyes as her easy smile turned strained with anger. “I also apologise for my son, he should know the meaning of no.”

“Well I should be off, I need to do some grocery shopping before I head into the precinct.” She explained while grabbing her coat from the hook at the door. “Pleasure meeting you Esme.”

“The pleasure is mine, drive safe now.”

Bella gave Esme a wave as she began to pull out of the drive, her smile dropping into a scowl the second her face was turned away. Maybe a visit to Jade’s dojo before meeting Demetri would be a good plan.


Author Note: *evil cackles* oh the deviousness!

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