Entering the restaurant I sensed the odor, tobacco smoke and olive oil, garlic and basil mingling with my fear.
“Right through… he’s in his office,” the fedora-man hissed; pressing the gun into my back.
They’d picked me up when leaving work.
“Tony … now”. he’d growled before pushing me into his ancient Mercedes and drove off through seedy backstreets.
I didn’t know any Tony.
Thoughts raced through my head while thinking of Maria waiting for me..
Tony was a burly sunglassed man and he rose from the desk to hug me.
“My Son-in-law… finally”.
Maria slipped up behind me. Smiling.
I’m still behind on my commenting from last week, but I had to write to this as soon as I saw it. I’m sure that this is not a bad restaurant, but I simply had to do a story where I could twist it back to normallity in the end.
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August 21, 2019
great twist, Bjorn
Phew, I’m glad that didn’t end up the way I thought it was heading!
Love this! Now I’m eager to read a story on the speaker’s new life as the son-in-law of Tony.
Didn’t they meet at the wedding?
I think Maria had kept Tont a secret not to scare her suitor away.
Did he become a member of The Family when he married into Maria’s family?
Could very well be so… maybe the “laundering” part.
A bit of a Godfather figure here? Or could he end up like Jimmy Hoffa?
That’s one helluva way to meet your new father-in-law. Entertaining twist at the end. Life with Maria’s familia is never going to be boring.
Neatly done, Bjorn
Heckuva way to be introduced to your future father-in-law. Might make me rethink things. 🙂
Not sure I wouldn’t be rethinking that relationship. Nicely done
Too bad he’s probably lost his appetite or they might sit down for dinner and drink a toast to the marriage.
Why do I feel the father-in-law is the type to give “offers one cannot refuse”…
Ha ha ha. Welcome to the ‘Family’!
Is this restaurant in Sicily? It has a bit of a mafia tone to it!
That’s one father-in-law he’s going to have to treat carefully 🙂
That’s one family to worry about.
wow, that’s some kind of twist. totally unexpected. 🙂
Oh, what a relief! A positive twist at the end is a very nice surprise 🙂
He is going to marry her now – what a family and lots of supportive protection, check the bed for horse heads.
Never really know what you’re marrying into 😀.
A kidnapping with a happy ending. He better think twice if he wants to leave Maria. Embrace next time may not be as welcoming.
I loved the story, Bjorn. I began to wonder if he was some kind of crime boss as in the movie. A good ending twist. Good description. 🙂 — Suzanne
Phew! Good thing he married Maria, methinks!
Let’s hope the marriage is a happy one. Getting away from this family could get dangerous. Fun twist.
Funny, you can chose your wife but not the in-laws! Love the twist
Eeeeeep, what a way to meet the Family
Like the way the tension builds, and the great twist at the end. Think he’ll always be scared of his father in law!