He rolled up to the school in his Mini Cooper, a decent vehicle that went unnoticed amongst the crowd. He watched as Fabio's son Andrea left the school, picked up in a limo. He wasn't why he was here. The school had a guest in for the day. A certain Paolo.
Yes, Fabio's brother had been in town after Napoli's tremendous season that culminated in the winning of the Italian Cup with Paolo an ever present. He waited in the car till most of the teenagers were gone, then got out and walked towards the school, heading for the room he knew Paolo had been in all day. He saw the centre back, squinting at a Computer screen. He slipped into the room and crept up behind Paolo, quickly throwing on his balaclava. He placed the gun into the nape of Paolo's neck.
"What the-" began Paolo, but he was silenced by a pistol whip, the gun smashing into the back of his head, hurting him but now knocking him out.
"Time to go Paolo" whispered The Shade.
He was unerringly obedient, as he stood up and walked out of the school, Shade's gun now placed into Paolo's back, obscured from view. He bound his hands, gagged his mouth and threw him into the boot of the Mini. He started for his destination.
30 Minutes later...
Paolo Cannavaro didn't know where he was. Everything was black, his hands were bound and his mouth gagged. He heard footsteps approach and the item that was obscuring his vision was removed. His captor was still wearing a mask, hiding his identity.
Shade : "You are going to phone your brother and tell him to bring Neal Hasan to me or else I shall put a bullet in your skull."
Paolo : "No"
Shade : "What did you say?"
Paolo : "I said NO"
Shade : "So be it."
He produced his Walther from his jacket pocket and aimed it at Paolo.
Shade : "I will not kill you, I will torture you until you phone your brother and get him to bring Hasan to me."
Paolo : "Okay, okay, will Fabio be okay though? You won't hurt him"
Shade : "Of course not, now make the call."
Paolo made the call and arranged for Fabio and Hasan to meet him, without revealing he was being held prisoner by their enemy. They arranged a meeting, Paolo saying he had something that might lead them, to the Shade. Yes, it would, but not in the way Fabio and Neal imagined.
The Shade felt good. He was going to win the Battle Of Rome. He was going to unite the city, starting with the deaths of Neal Hasan and Fabio Cannavaro. Paolo had believed that he wouldn't harm Fabio. He was naive. Those who hurt Shade were hurt themselves.
An eye for an eye...