We were outside in the snow .
"Two ski's please" I asked the lady who handed us two sets of ski's with a very reluctant face.
"I can carry my own skii's Ace" I rolled my eyes at him . "I know" he replied but didn't hand them to me . I appreciated the little stuff that he did for me like opening doors for me or checking up on me , to see if I was okay . I've never met a guy who would do that for me .
I did have a question to ask him though as we trudged up the snowy ski slope . "I've always wondered why you didn't let me say goodbye to my brothers the first time we met" I spoke loudly due to the wind . He stared at me with his big snow goggles over his eyes and his heavy winter jacket on . He then turned his look back to the snow we were walking on .
"You're still curious about that" he shook his head . I nodded frantically. He let out a hesitant sigh before he said "I could already tell that your father abused you by the way you flinched . What angered me more was that you had five brothers who wouldn't save you , they wouldn't put themselves in danger to protect you" . "And Incase you're wondering I hate your brothers with every ounce of my soul for letting you be beaten for so long" . I swear I could see the look of rage through his black goggles. But his voice showed a hint of sadness .
"Okay" I responded . It was the only thing I could say because I knew he was right . I had 5 brothers who were all strong and knew how to fight . Not once did they try and stop my father's beatings . They were too selfish to put themselves in harms way for me , their little sister .
"I thought I was selfish" Ace snickered shaking his head with a smile that said he couldn't believe he found someone more selfish than him . "But your brothers , their the most selfish people I've ever met" he snarled angrily . "I didn't even have to talk to them to know that" . Due to all our talking , I hadn't even realised we were at the top of the slope .
"This is a bit steep , don't you think ?" Ace gave me a worried stare . "No , you're good at everything remember" I smiled cheekily before clicking my boots into my ski's . "You're not even going to teach me how to ski first" He questioned angrily . "Not with that attitude" I warned him . "Fine , attitude is gone , now help me" he demanded . I sighed before pulling him to his feet ; He almost fell over . "I already hate this" he grumbled trying to stand still . "HOW ARE YOU STANDING SO STEADILY" he shouted frustrated causing me to laugh .
"I don't know , practice" I shrugged trying to catch my breath from laughing at him . "You know this is only the first slope" I giggled seeing his eyes widen . "You're lying" he didn't believe me . "Where do you think the ski lift goes?" I grinned waiting for a reply . "I'm going to die" and as he said that , a 6 year old boy flew down the ski slope without a problem . I pointed to the kid . "See it's easy" . He mumbled something that I didn't hear . "See you at the bottom" I winked at Ace before pushing myself down the slope . "You're just going-" is all I could hear until I couldn't hear him anymore . Suddenly I seen a flash and Ace was practically flying past me . He was going straight down the slope . Maybe I should've mentioned that you have to turn .
"Ace you have to turn to slow down" I shouted at him. I think he heard me because he started turning to slow himself down . I actually thought he was going to die and kill other people while he did it.
I eventually came to a stop while Ace waited for me at the bottom . He took his goggles off and raised his arms . "I still won" he cheered before loosing his balance and falling onto his ass . I burst into laughter , an unpleased looked swamped his face . "I still won" he cheered from the ground with a big grin on his face . I shook my head as I laughed at him . I never thought I'd see this side of Ace ; The side that actually smiles when he's happy or the parts of him that longed to be loved . When I met that heartless man in the ballroom , I thought he was just like my father and the opposite of everything I was looking for . I was wrong .
As I stand here watching him smile from winning a race , I realise that I was definitely and completely wrong . He's all I need now . I don't need my brothers , or my mother or any friends to be happy . As long as I have him I'm more than happy . I'm complete .
We went down the other slopes together so that I could make sure he didn't die on me . He almost bumped into the same 6 year old from the last slope and the six year old told him to 'watch it' . He got really angry but I told him that the kid was six and that he did almost bump into him . Ace just shot me an unimpressed look before we went up to the biggest slope .
This slope was so big that even I was nervous. "Oh don't tell me you're having second guesses" he teased playfully before pecking my lips . "No ..... not at all" I smiled but I was really unsure . All I knew was that I wasn't going to let Ace beat me at skiing , this is my thing . We lined up together at the edge , there was a lot less people up here than on the other two slopes .
"We have to have hot chocolate after this" Ace grumbled , rolling his eyes . "I know , my hands are freezing" I replied shivering . "How are you cold , you have like 12 layers on" he questioned with a confused glance before turning his attention back to the snowy slope . "Maybe because I'm secretly a reptile" I uttered with nerves slowly building up in my stomach the longer we stood here ; It was starting to snow again .
"You ready" he smirked confidently . "Yeah , ready to beat your ass" I pushed myself down the slope . We were going to fast and it was hard to keep control but I loved it . I loved gliding down the slope with ease and having most of the control . I loved the speed , it made me free , almost like I could fly if I tried hard enough . Ace was behind me , and I could tell he was focused on not falling rather than winning , but I was determined to show him who the real champion was .
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[COMPLETE][EDITING] Ace Hernandez, the Mafia King, known as the Devil. Sofia Diaz, known as an angel. The two are arranged to be married, forced by their fathers, joining the two Mafia's. But Sofia eventually learns, even the devil was once an an...