Alaude was barely able to savour the weight with which his foot made contact. Almost as if he’d seen it coming, the other had made his own physical retort, with teeth sinking unexpectedly into the skin of his neck.
Unprepared for such an assault, he found himself almost hissing at the pain that erupted from the spot where the teeth made contact, his body shifting away instinctively from the hold.
My fault? You’re the guilty party here, gallivanting around with mafia types.
Of course, he knew his words would have little effect; the man still was set on denying any involvement with those he’d been found with.
“It’s be the last thing you do.” He snarled a threat at the other’s words. No way was he going to release him - especially not after that display.
Sighing as if disappointed “Oh me, oh my~” he shook his head, still making sure that the other couldn’t fight back. Looking around before starting to walk off. “I don’t think you understand that I can do what I please with you now. No one ever walks this road.”
Callisto kept his steps slow to make the other relent and let him go. Then they would walk away. And then he would make sure to never meet this little officer ever again.
Alaude didn’t realise just how caught in his thoughts he was until just that split second too late, and before he’d really registered the other moving, he’d been rounded and found himself stumbling for steps as the arms gripped him with surprising strength.
Of all the things he had been expecting from this man, this was not one of them. Sure, he had marked him as a trouble maker - he’d known that since he’d first opened his mouth and tried to play the part of innocent bystander - yet he’d slightly misjudged this man’s talents, for lack of a better word.
A small error on his part, but he’d be sure to keep his wits about him from here on out. Though first came the task of freeing himself from the rather undignified hold. Something that proved to not be as simple as first imagined. The situation was tricky at best, and as much as he hated it, he couldn’t deny that the man held a height advantage.
“You’ve got some nerve.” He growled, tilting his head away from the raven’s, though he could not gain much distance in the current situation, as well as one of his legs swinging back to connect harshly with the man’s kneecap.
He bit down harshly on the other’s neck as he kicked his kneecap. Firstly, it was to harm the other in an equal way and also to get the little officer uncomfortable question. He had a memory of the fact that prideful people like this little one hated uncomfortable questions. He even made sure to clench his teeth harder than needed before letting go. “You put those on me, it’s hardly my fault~” he clicked his tongue.
“Would you now be a dear and take them off me?” he asked. At once sure that it wouldn’t be that easy at all. He had the upper hand but he hadn’t won. This was a tough one. Like a little bird that wouldn’t stop flapping or pecking as you held it in your hands. “Or do I have to force you?”
“Innocent people don’t get it so wrong.” He grunted a reply, a hint of his impatience beginning to show. It was more than obvious that this man had a connection with the mafia. The hideout in which Alaude had intruded upon most certainly was not something one would be able to find without a decent amount of information and even if they had that, with the amount of men that had been stationed around there was no way a mere member of the public could have gained entrance and been able to participate as he had without being discovered.
Alaude himself had barely managed to slip past the guards, and while he couldn’t say whether the other would be able to manage such a thing, he was certain that he hadn’t needed to. So just what was this man trying to prove with his obvious lies? Probably some attempt to worm his way out of trouble. Tch, patetico.
Callisto made sure to keep his eyes and focus on the blond. Waiting for the right moment, for the moment where he would let his guard down for just a brief second. That second would be enough, he knew that. He just meekly followed along for now.
He couldn’t help but smirking as he noticed a small frown creese on the other’s face, the very tell-tale frown of someone lost in thought. Callisto was so glad for his ability to read people’s reactions. It made things like this easier. He then made a swift step, making sure to get behind the officer and with another swift motion had he caught him in his arms, lifting him as he was slightly shorter, making him lose his stand and give an upper hand for himself. “Now, now officer~” he hummed, keeping his head close to his neck to not have the back of Alaude’s head slammed into his face. “I think we are going to have another little chat, no? I actually don’t like being tied in these harsh metal bracelets. It makes my skin itch~”
(IT IS. IT IS BEAUTIFUL)
(it really is! That one along with CallSpan is my favourite ships for Callisto ;w;)
CallistoxBluebell. YEP. WENT THERE.
Hahaha, it’s a lovely ship, that one!
“Playing dumb isn’t going to work with me.” Though the other’s voice did not falter as he spoke, and was coupled with an attractive smile that would most likely trick any other, Alaude was not convinced by it and was frankly a little insulted that the man might believe he would fall so easily for it.
He clearly had a lot to learn and was either stupid, or was trying to wind the blond up and judging by the twitch of lips with followed his innocent words, it was likely to be the latter. Alaude couldn’t help but feel a pang of irritation at it, and had to take a moment to collect himself before continuing; he wasn’t going to allow him to win that easily - or at all.
“If you don’t want to talk now, then perhaps a night behind bars will loosen your tongue.” With a heavy shove, especially considering one of a smaller stature, Alaude set the man walking before him, hands still securely bound, as he made for the station in silence. He wasn’t about to make a fool of himself with wasted words.
Oh my. Callisto thought dryly as the other pushed him at first. He doesn’t seem that easily persuade, but he’d managed that in a moment. “Why would officer think that I would have anything to do with such men? Couldn’t a man just be at the wrong place at the wrong time~?”
He had to get out of there. It was almost insulting to have gotten caught this easily, he should turn this around to his advantage…
“Tch. Don’t get clever.” Alaude huffed, making it clear he had not appreciated the distasteful joke, and awkwardly slackening his grip slightly, though not enough so that the other might be able to escape. Of all the responses, that was not one which he had been expecting, and coupled with the confidence in which it had been spoken he couldn’t help but feel a little unnerved about how calm and collected this man was, given his situation.
Usually only the cocky delinquents dared to speak up before him, and even then they were swiftly rewarded with an injury for their efforts, yet this man, while unsettling him, hadn’t actually said anything quite as derogatory as others might - yet.
“Just what were you guys discussing?” Tilting his head slightly, with his eyes narrowing a fraction to observe the man, he continued his questioning. From a glance it wasn’t possible to say what kind of position he held within the group Alaude had just disrupted, though he gave the aura of knowing more than he appeared to - perhaps it was just a facade? A clever technique to fool one’s opposition and to catch them off guard. Just how much information could he take from this man?
“Don’t get clever?” Callisto tilted his head as he watched the blond. He had a pretty face for an officer~ Not that he would admit it out loud AT this very moment. “I don’t think I know what officer means by that.”
He then hummed at his other question and then shrugged with an cheeky smile “To be honest, officer. I have no idea what you are talking about.” Now he just needed to act like this for a while and the officer would let him go. Simple as that. He couldn’t get anything from someone that doesn’t know anything.
It was nearing sunset when Alaude responded to the tip-off of local mafia dealings in the usually quiet city of Rome. Once again, he travelled alone, refusing the aid of his co-workers - they’d only slow him down. Just as he’d expected his mere presense was enough to draw their attention - they didn’t miss a beat - and by the confident looks upon their faces, they believed that a single man would be of no threat to them. How very wrong they were.
It took only seconds for a number of the men to step forward to deal with their intruder - presumably their only reason for action was the emblem of the police force on Alaude’s jacket - their movements overly-confident as they made to strike the still stationary skylark. The widening of their eyes were the last expression to cross their faces as they realized, just a little too late, that the blond was not as weak as he first appeared.
A shout of “ritirarsi” was all he registered before the remaining few made to sprint away, most likely only to re-group elsewhere. Of course, he wouldn’t allow them their freedom. Not so easily. Unfortunately, with still so many targets remaining, and no reinforcements of his own he’d have to settle with those he was able to corner - even if it happened to be a single man.
“Where do you think you’re going?” The blond’s low voice - which might have emerged as a growl, if not for the amusement held within it - sounded as he made contact with closest being, his movements fluid and precise as his handcuffs locked onto the male’s wrists with almost inhuman speed.
The police had been onto them for quite a while now, the meetings between the families grew less and less with worry of getting caught.
Callisto Cavallone, the Don of the Cavallone family tapped his fingers against his own arm in worry. This all smelt fishy, he barely payed attention to what the other Capofamiliga was saying, something was really, really, REALLY off. It wasn’t until one shouted that they all noticed the single officer closing in on them.
He cursed himself for having been too lost in thought. Everyone knew of this man, the mighty Alaude. The one that could track down the sky if he so wished, people compared him to clouds as well for the fact that he could creep up to people without any sort of notice. Least to say, when everyone there found out that they had been found by the man did chaos spread among them.
The raven-haired man decided to stay calm and try to sneak out of the madness that the place had become when Alaude entered the room, calmly trying to get out.
But that seemed to have been his downfall since he had been unfamiliar with the streets. He also found himself in a deadend, damn it! How did that happen?! Callisto sighed as he heard the officer enter the alley, turning to flash him a bright smile “Officer~! What could I help you with~?” He feigned innocent but blinked as he was hancuffed “Oh my, you into this kind of kinky stuff, officer~?”