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Note: Instead of Bella having her last name 'Swan', I want it to be Scaletta. Also, this will be like from the game, 'Mafia II'. It will be a bit different though.

Bella Scaletta was born in Sicily, Italy in 1927. She and her family grew up very poor. They moved to America and are residing in New York. Bella falls on hard times and is desperate for money to support her family. She is recruited in the Mafia and things get interesting for her. Not only that, she meets a beautiful woman named Alice who she is infatuated with. Bella struggles with doing jobs for the Mafia, financial problems, her secret and her love for Alice.

Background

Year: 1946

I'm lying down in bed with my hands behind my head, looking up at the ceiling, thinking. I feel like I'm living the life of a thirty year old. Ever since I set foot on American soil, I had a rough time. My mother enrolled me into school but to me, it was useless. I didn't understand a word they said and it seemed very little people understood Italian. This pushed me to learn English quickly. As I got older, I could speak English fluently. Despite this, the other kids would make fun of my accent. It still is not perfect and I need help sometimes. My Italian accent is still thick.

My father found a job rather quickly at the loading dock. It was pitiful on the amount of money he received. He deserved a lot more than that. He was one of the hardest working people there. On top of that, he was an alcoholic so, that subtracted our income as well.

In high school, I met Derek. He was one of the very few people who treated me decently, despite knowing my secret. He was and still is one of my best friends. He came from a poor family as well.

My father died in an accident and I was left to take care of my mother, brother and sister because I was the oldest. My mother was too sick and old to work. By the time I was old enough to work, there were few job openings. When you're poor, you become desperate. You fight to survive.

Derek and I teamed up and got into a bit of…mischief. We broke into a pawn shop to steal valuable merchandise so that we could sell it out on the streets. The alarm was raised and me and Derek took off running. Derek managed to get away; I on the other hand, wasn't so lucky. I did a few years and was let out.

When I was released, Derek was there to give me a ride home. When my mother saw me, she broke down and cried. We were both so happy to see each other. I wasn't let off the hook though. She gave me a huge lecture that went on for hours. She told me she wanted me to get an honest job. It hurt that I disappointed her but we needed money for food. To tell you the truth, I'm not sure that I regret it. What was I suppose to do?

She told me that my brother and sister are working hard and have a steady income.

At the end of the lecture, she hugged me and told me to go to bed. I smiled as I got under the covers. This was the first real bed I've been on since being in jail.

I tried to sleep but I couldn't. My mind was just not at ease. What would happen tomorrow? What kind of job could I get with no high school diploma and a criminal record? How will I support my family?

I will do my best to get chapter one up as soon as I can.

Let me know what you think so far.

Also, I have a question. I keep going back and forth on this. Should Alice be human, or wait a while before she becomes a vampire?