It was time for me to move out on my own. Emilio was able to get his meeting with the Fortes immediately. They liked him and decided to endorse him. He was inducted the next day. It was a great moment for him. The typical sequence of the ceremony according to several distinct descriptions has common features. First, the new recruit is led into the presence of other members and presented by a member. The association is explained, including its basic rules, then his finger is pricked with a needle by the officiating member. A few drops of blood are spilled on a card bearing the likeness of a saint, the card is set on fire, and finally, while their card is passed rapidly from hand to hand to avoid burns, the novice takes an oath of loyalty to the Mafia family. Because he was in a mafia family that was different than mine, he could not longer be part of my group. We decided to split our assets. There was no hard feelings when he took the speakeasy. I got the brewery. This meant that all of our employees were split between us too. Everyone at the brewery stayed with me. Everyone else left with Emilio.
Now that he was in the Devil Crew, the speakeasy became a Devil Crew racket. It also meant the Emilio was under the direction of the lieutenant of the Red Light district now. I was able to go to the residential area in South End and rent a shitty 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment. I did not need to sleep. I was a Player. It was close to my favorite racket and I could always walk to the brewery from where I lived. I did not want to rely on the kindness of both Brandon and Miracle forever. They still said that I was welcome to crash there at anytime. That was the perk of the background. It was more than time to be on my own with the money that I was making though. The next day, it was time for Bianca and I to meet Nicola and Ezio. They were waiting for us at Ezio's speakeasy. Both of them had female companions. Ezio was dating a fellow mixed descent woman. Her name was Adelina Morello. I smiled and said hi. Her family was not involved in the mafia life. She was just dating Ezio for the thrill. Ezio was pretty charismatic. Roberta Pellecchia was Nicola's girlfriend. Her dad was a made man too.