AN: Pink boas and tiaras on Mafia men are hot. Thanks goes out to my support team, who has decided to come with me on this wonderful ride: my beta, Princess07890/RAH07890, and my pre-readers, SherCullen71 and LadyAngel. Without them, it wouldn’t be worth reading.
I own the storyline for Infinity Claims, but I borrowed the characters’ names from Stephenie Meyer. No copyright infringements are implied.
“Isabella Marie, I said you can’t take that with you to the dentist.” Elizabeth exclaimed, as she tried to get themselves ready to go.
“But, mama, Eddie has a loose tooth.” Lizzy Bell explained.
“No, it doesn’t.”
“But, mama, I love my Eddie; he keeps me safe.” Lizzy Bell cried, clutching the toy lamb that Edward had given her on her first birthday close to her chest. As soon as she opened it, no other gift, other than her necklace, mattered. She carried it everywhere, and slept with it every night. She named it Eddie after Edward.
Elizabeth knew this was a battle she wasn’t going to win. “Fine, but we must rush, we are going to be late.”
“YEAH!” Lizzy Bell exclaimed, and rushed through the house hugging her Eddie lamb. When she got outside, it wasn’t the normal guy who went with them, but Caius. She didn’t like him because he hung out with Uncle Aro, and she was afraid of him.
“Lizzy Bell, stop running.” Elizabeth exclaimed as she walked out the door. She stopped dead in her tracks when she saw Caius. There had to be something wrong if her regular guard wasn’t here.
“What is wrong?” She asked.
“We have an issue at the docks that required some extra hands.” Caius explained, hoping he could convince her and she wouldn’t call Carlisle.
“Is Carlisle okay?”
“Yes, he is perfectly fine; just needed to be on site. I stepped in to assist.”
“Fine. Lizzy Bell get in the car please.”
“Okay, mama.” She chirped, opening the door and climbing into the seat, clutching Eddie Lamb.
Elizabeth got in, and Caius went around, and got in the passenger seat. He had killed their bodyguard and their driver, replacing him with one of his and Aro’s loyal followers. Aro had found out that Carlisle was having him followed, and was able to ditch the guy before coming to the docks.
They pulled away from the estate, and headed down the road. Caius had rigged the locks to engage and the privacy glass to remain up. Pushing the trigger to the sleeping gas, the back of the limo filled up.
Elizabeth was listening to Lizzy Bell sing to her lamb. Suddenly a thick, smoke-like fog began to fill the cabin. She tried to lower the privacy screen, with no avail.
“Cover.. (cough)… Your… (cough, cough)… Mouth.” She told Lizzy Bell.
Lizzy Bell covered her mouth with her lamb, and watched as her mama tried to get the window down. Her little eyes began to close, and the last thing she saw was her mama reaching out for her.
Caius directed the driver to a turnoff, and they followed the dirt road into a grove of trees. About a mile later, they pulled up beside a white van that didn’t have any windows. Caius opened the door, and turned with his gun pulled, and then tapped the driver twice in the head. Opening the back door, he looked in, and found that both Elizabeth and Isabella were sound asleep. Reaching in his pocket, he pulled out a syringe filled with Methohexital. He injected it into Isabella’s leg, picked her up, and took her over to the van. Then, he placed her on the mattress that he had placed inside.
He walked back over to the car, opened the trunk, and took out the body of the child he had stole from the morgue, and placed it on the backseat. He had already placed the explosive charges under the car. They were just waiting for him to hit the button. Just as he was getting ready to shut the door, Elizabeth woke up.
Blinking her eyes, she tried to focus on what was happening. When she reached over, her hand landed on the cold, lifeless hand of the child’s body. Taking her hand back quickly, she took a better look, and knew right away it wasn’t her Lizzy Bell. Looking up, she saw Caius at the door.
“What have you done with Lizzy Bell?” Elizabeth said groggily.
“She is no longer going to be a problem for the rightful heir to the family.” Caius sneered.
“Carlisle will search to the end of the earth for her, and, when he catches you, you will wish for death.”
“That is where you are wrong. He will think that both of you will be dead.” Caius said, and slammed the door.
Elizabeth began trying to open the door, or break the glass, but neither was happening. Searching for her purse, she realized it was gone. What was going to happen now? What was happening to Lizzy Bell?
Caius got into the driver’s seat of the van, and took off down the road. When he was clear, he took out the detonator, and set off the bomb. The limo blew up, and the car was quickly engulfed with flames.
Carlisle and Garrett arrived at the docks and were met by Aro.
“Aro, what the fuck is going on?” Carlisle barked.
“I came out to check on things, and, as I was walking around, I heard a gunshot. I rushed to where the sound was, and I found this body on the ground. I called you right away.” Aro said, trying to hide his internal happiness.
“Fuck. Take me to him.” Carlisle demanded.
Aro took Carlisle, Garrett, and several of the guards to where Angelo’s body was. What he hadn’t told them that Ben, Elizabeth and Isabella private guard’s body was behind a warehouse two buildings down. They had killed him, so Caius could get in place to take Isabella and kill Elizabeth.
Carlisle arrived to where Angelo’s body was, and, once again he thought of Esme and little Edward. As Carlisle’s men continued to look around, his phone began to ring. Pulling it, he noticed it was the office of Dr. Malloy, Isabella’s dentist.
“Hello.” Carlisle answered.
“Mr. Cullen, this is Melanie from Dr. Malloy’s office. I was wondering if Mrs. Cullen or you forgot about Isabella’s appointment today.”
“What do you mean? They left the house to go to the appointment.” Carlisle stressed.
“They didn’t come in. Maybe they had car trouble or something. Just have Mrs. Cullen to reschedule at her earliest convenience.”
“I will. Thank you for your call.”
Once Melanie hung up, Carlisle immediately dialed Elizabeth’s phone, but didn’t receive an answer. Next, he called the house; Mrs. Gentry said that they left several hours ago to go to the appointment. Where were they?
“Garrett, Elizabeth and Lizzy Bell didn’t make it to the dentist, and Elizabeth isn’t answering her phone.” Carlisle exclaimed.
Garrett could tell his Boss was upset. Taking out his phone, he began to call Ben to find out what the hell was happening. Ben was serious about the job he had, but he had a sick sense of humor, and had a ring tone that annoyed Garrett. Instead of a regular ring tone, he had a farting minion, while other minions laughed. Garrett had told him several times to remove it, but Ben would only remove it for a day or so, and then put it back on. As Garrett waited for Ben to pick up, he heard, in the distance, Ben’s phone ringing. Taking off running, he kept listening the tone. He followed it to the back of a warehouse.
“HOLY MOTHERFUCKING FUCK!!” Garrett exclaimed, as he looked down at Ben’s dead body.
Carlisle followed Garrett when he took off running, and as he was about to catch up, he heard Garrett yell. When he rounded the building, his heart stopped. Ben’s dead body was on the ground, which meant he wasn’t with Elizabeth and Lizzy Bell. They hadn’t made it to their appointment, their bodyguard was dead, and he couldn’t reach them. This was not good, he needed to find them, and find them now.