The Townies stared at the lifeless body of Gum. He’d protested his innocence to the end. Were the mafia that loyal, or had the townies made a fatal mistake? Only time would tell, and not much time at that. They all began to shuffle out.
Sakura paused for one last look at Gum, before turning to leave.
“Kill her,” came Mele’s voice from behind.
“You got it” answered Vincent, pulling his gun and shooting Sakura in one easy movement.
“About time” said Zia. “Any positions open? I’ve always wanted in to your organisation.”
“Well,” said Mele, “we seem to have a member missing in action – Adonai - and you do have a talent for manipulation. Welcome to the family.”
“What about the rest of them?” asked Vince, motioning to R3d, Be0 and Darkus. “Should I kill them now?”
“How about we just make them an offer?” Mele smiled.
The town was theirs. StopTazmo would become the centre of their operations. A master at keeping the heat away and staying clean, Mele would make sure that the place stayed relatively quiet. With her financial resources and know how, and the help of her trusty Underling and new found Mafioso, they’d turn the place into a paradise. At least for everyone who knew who was boss.