falling in love with the enemy [z.m. love story/au]

Mari DeSanta and Zayn Malik. Both involved in the gang life in which their parents led. The DeSanta's and the Malik's are the two most powerful gangs in Jersey, both involved in the same line of work-the drug business. A rivalry was formed between the two families years ago. But what happens when both leaders of each gang die? Their children become leaders and continue their family legacy. Mari is just a 21 years old, wishing she could escape the gang life. But, she cannot leave her older brother Will behind who is trying to avenge their parents' deaths. Zayn who is 22, wishes to avenge his parents' deaths as well. But, what happens when both sides blame each other for the murdering of their loved ones? Bad things. But what they don't know is that there's an even darker force out there, watching their every move...And to make it a whole lot better, what happens when Mari lays eyes on Zayn and can't seem to forget about him? Read and find out! Copyright © 2013 Kayla S.


1. Chapter 1.

Mari's POV

         I hop out of the window and land on my feet. I've done this a bunch of times now, so I'm used to it. I zip up my black leather jacket and cross my arms in front of me. It's cold as hell out here tonight but hey it's better than being in lockdown in that house. I walk towards the street and hail a taxi.

         "Hey Sam," I say as I hop in.

         "Hello Ms. DeSanta," he says with a Jersey accent. "Where am I driving ya tonight?"

         "Mmmm, that new club down the street. What's it called again?"

         "Oh you're talking about Vogue?" he asks.

         "Yeah, I think that's it."

         Sam starts driving the car and I buckle my seatbelt. "We'll be there in like 10 minutes," he says while looking at me through the rearview window.

         I give him a thumbs up and he smiles at me. Sam's my fave taxi driver. He drives me basically everywhere when I get the chance to sneak out and get away from my over protective brother Will. He smothers me like a little kid. I am 21 now ya know? I can't deal with him smothering me anymore.

         Ever since our parents died he's been super duper protective over me. I can just walk outside for a couple minutes and he will start yelling at me. I'm just like dude calm your fucking tits. Nothing's going to happen to me. And then he will say the same old crappy line every time "You're a DeSanta. Everyone wants your head on a stick Mari. They want you dead." And then I say "Well if they really wanted me dead so badly I would already be dead wouldn't I?" I say before laughing. Then his face turns red. "You're impossible," he'll say EVERY SINGLE TIME. Then I just laugh at him as he storms out of my room and slams the door behind him. He has such a fucking temper. But, I guess I do too. We both got it from dad.

         The car comes to a stop and I pull money from out of my purse. "How many times do I have to tell you Ms. DeSanta? You don't have to pay me."

         I shove the 20 dollar bill in his hand anyway. "Keep the change Sam. See ya later." As I open up the door I hear Sam sigh and I shut the door. I walk towards the door with a smile on my face ready to go inside this club.

         I walk into the club and everyone's eyes turn towards me. They all step back so that they form a perfect line for me to walk through. I mean I know that I have on a cute outfit tonight, but that's not the reason why they are so 'terrified' of me. Since I am a DeSanta people think I am an angry little bitch and that I will kill anyone in my way. Ha, I laugh every time I hear that. I admit, I am a tough chick but they always mistake me for my brother or father. But, I'm really nothing like them at all.

         Our family is one of the most powerful gangs in Jersey. There's another gang called the Malik's who are almost as powerful as us...but, not quite. We have been fighting each other for control of the drug world for years I heard from my father. I haven't heard anything else about them since mom and dad died. Will doesn't tell me shit...

        Two gangs, specializing in the same line of work causes a lot of conflict. We both own different areas of Jersey and as long as we don't cross into each other's territories, we can tolerate one another. But, I don't give a shit about that crap. I do what I want.

         I walk over to the bar and wait for someone to hand me a drink. The bartender's hand is shaking as he hands me the drink.

         "You know I don't bite?" I laugh. The guys sets the drink down carefully in front of me and runs off. I used to think people running away from me was weird, but now I'm used to it. That's everyday life for me.

         After a couple drinks I walk out onto the dance floor. There it seems as if people don't give a shit about who I am, which I really like. I start to sway my hips to the music and the music just flows through my ears. I close my eyes and just relax. Suddenly I feel a hand grab my wrist and I am pulled into something solid.

         "Hey there beautiful," I hear the person whisper in my ear. He sounds like he's British. I look up at his eyes and I get caught in his gaze. His eyes are pools of brown and he has flawless caramel skin. He has a little bit of stubble and his straight black hair is in a quiff.

         I snap out of my thoughts and give him a small smile. "Is that all you got?" I say challenging him. "I bet you say that to all the girls you meet."

         "But, not ever to one as beautiful as you."

         I laugh at his remark. "That's was very classic," I say. "Try something else because that's definitely not going to help you get a girl."

         Suddenly the guy grabs my arms and makes me wrap them around his neck. Then he grabs my waist and he starts moving to the music with me.

         "Oh, I've got many tricks up my sleeve babe," he says laughing, with his mouth barely grazing my ear.

         "Oh really?" I ask. "What else you got?"

         Suddenly I feel his breath fan the side of my neck and his fingertips lightly touch the small of my back which sends tingles down my spine. I feel his eyes on me to see if he was getting some sort of reaction. Ha, I'm not going to satisfy him.

         I turn around and make eye contact with eyes. "Ha nice try pr-"

         I'm cut off from saying anything else by eyes pressing his lips forcefully onto mine. He catches me off guard and I find myself kissing him back. He presses me up against the wall behind me and traps me underneath him. Next thing I know I find myself grabbing his hair with my hands. 

        What the fuck am I doing?

         I break the kiss and just look at the guy in front of me. "See it was just that easy," he says before letting out a small chuckle. The guy pulls out his phone and looks towards the doorway. I follow his gaze and see 2 guys-one with blonde hair and one with curly hair staring straight at us. "Well I've gotta go babe," he whispers in my ear. "See ya later."
         He starts to walk off and I just stand there not knowing what to do. "Wait!" I shout loudly over the music. The guy turns back around and looks at me with his piercing brown eyes. As I walk closer to him I see that his eyebrow is raised at me, which I find incredibly sexy. 


         "I forgot to ask you what your name was," I say rapidly.

         "Zayn. It's Zayn," he says before smirking at me. "And what's your name Ms. Hard to Get?" he laughs.

         His laugh causes my breath to hitch in my throat. "Mari," I choke out.
        I sound like a fucking idiot.

         Zayn looks at me again and smirks. "What a beautiful name for a beautiful girl," he says before winking at me. Zayn walks away from me and starts heading towards the door.

         "Stop being so fucking corny!" I shout at him as he heads towards the door. I swear I can hear him laugh as he walks further and further into the sea of people.

         As Zayn continues to walk off, I have a weird feeling in my gut. I feel like I am going to see him again soon...and I actually wouldn't mind it at all.
         Nah, that's just the drinks talking...or is it?

         Sam drops me off a couple streets away from my house. "Thank you Sam. It was lovely to spend some time with you again."

         "No problem Ms. DeSanta. See ya soon."

         I close the door and hear the sounds from the car become softer and softer as Sam drives off. It's still cold as fuck outside. But, it was worth going out tonight. As much as I hate to admit it, I can't stop thinking about Zayn. 

        Fuck my hormones.

         His eyes, his smooth skin. The way he controlled me. I haven't figured out if I liked that or not...it's kinda scary. But, I'm probably just another girl he tried to get to fall head over heels for him. Nothing more...

         About 10 minutes later I am at my house climbing up the tree in front of my bedroom window. Once I hit the top branch I peep in to see if anyone's in my room. Once the coast is clear I slowly open up the window making sure that it doesn't creak at all. But, just my luck it does. "Fuck," I whisper under my breath hoping that Will doesn't hear it. I slowly climb through the window and then shut it behind me. I start to take off my shirt and then I place the t-shirt over my head.

         "Mari?" I hear my brother call. I hear the door open and I can already feel my brother's gaze on me. "What the fuck are you doing?" he asks me.

         "Putting on a fucking t-shirt obviously," I laugh at him. I pull the shirt all the way down now so that I am fully covered. Will walks over to me and grabs me by the wrist. "Let go of me!" I growl through my teeth. Will brings his face in front of mine. "You fucking smell like alcohol," he says seriously. "Where the fuck did you go?" he asks and I can tell that he is angry he is.

         "Chill the fuck out Will. Calm your fucking tits. I just had a couple drinks," I say moving my arm out of his grasp and walking towards my bed. I massage my temples because I have a serious headache.

         "Chill the fuck out?" he laughs. "CHILL THE FUCK OUT?!" he shouts. His tone makes me wince a little. He moves closer to me now so that he is directly in my face.

         "Can you stop fucking shouting?" I moan. "I have a fucking headache."

         "Well too bad I don't give a shit," he says sternly.

         I plop on my bed and scream into my pillow. "Can you just save the lecture William? I'm fucking tired and I would like to go to bed." Suddenly I feel the pillow that I'm laying on get ripped away from underneath me and I look up at will. "What the fuck Will?" I hiss.

         "We are having this conversation now," he growls. I take a deep breathe and close my eyes trying to block everything out around me. "I'm tired of you acting like you are invincible or some shit Mar. It's getting very old."

         "My name is Mari," I spit at him. "Not fucking Mar."

         Will grabs the bridge of his nose with two fingers. "This is exactly what the fuck I'm talking about Mari," he says. "I am your older brother and you need to treat me with some respect."

         I laugh at him. Respect. Ha.

         "What's so fucking funny Mar?" he asks.


         "I can call you whatever the fuck I want to Mar!" he shouts. "I need you to start being more careful," he says. "The guys are picking up more and more strange activity throughout Jersey," he says. "We think the Malik's are behind it."

         "Here we go with this shit again," I mumble.

         Will raises his eyebrows at me and clenches his jaw. "Mar this is serious," he says. There he goes with that Mar shit again. "Basically every gang out in Jersey has us on their hit list. Do you realize how powerful we are?" he says while making eye contact with me.

         "Yes I know," I say annoyed, wanting him to shut the hell up. "It's not like you haven't told me a million times already!" My head is throbbing now.

         "Well I don't think you seem to get it Mari," he says. "Because you are acting like an immature child."

         I look at him and I feel my blood start to boil. "Are you fucking kidding me?!" I shout. "Me? AN IMMATURE CHILD? Maybe I wouldn't have to sneak around all the fucking time if you weren't always smothering me all the time."

         "I'm just trying to protect you Mari," he says.

         "NO! NO YOU AREN'T!" I shout. " I'M FUCKING 21 YEARS OLD WILL! I DON'T NEED YOU AROUND FOR PROTECTION ANYMORE! You just believe that since mom and dad died you have all the fucking power in the world! But, no you don't Will! You are still that little loser crying for attention." As I say those last words I see Will kinda wince in pain.

         "You know what Mar?" he says and then clenching his fist. "Go and do whatever the fuck you wanna do! I don't give a shit anymore!" he shouts. " Just know that mom and dad would be very disappointed in you right now. They would be ashamed. But hey that's something that you are used to huh? Being a disappointment?"

         Will words hit me like a knife has been shoved into my heart. I feel my eyes start to water and hot tears stream down my face. Will looks at me and his eyes fill with sympathy. "Mar, I'm so sor-"

         "NO! GET THE FUCK OUT WILL!" I shout cutting him off. Will looks at me and sighs. He starts to walk towards the door but before he grabs the door handle he turns around and looks at me. I grab the lamp on the stand beside me and throw it. "GET THE FUCK OUT!" I shout as loud as I can as the tears fall down uncontrollably now. Will shuts the door behind him and I am left alone. I get up to turn off the lights in my room and crawl back into the bed. I roll myself into a ball and sob into my pillow. 

        A disappointment.

        I feel my eyelids get heavier and heavier as I continue to cry and eventually drift off to sleep.



heyy! so welcome to the first chapter of my new fanfic :) I hope you liked this chapter. I wanna know if you liked it or not. This is kinda like a tester chapter. If you like it, I will upload more :) but, if you don't...i won't. So if you do like this chapter lemme know! Like I honestly wanna know what you think!!! So leave a comment! xx
p.s. The lovely Mari is played by Nina Dobrev from TVD & the lovely Will is played by Daniel Sharman from Teen Wolf ! :D

p.s.s. the lovely banner for this story was made by CorkyPorky! go check her out! she makes amazinggg banners! :D 



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