This fan-fiction story is intended to happen right after the final mission in Grand Theft Auto III. It gives a final conclusion to the whole GTA III-era storyline.
Written since March 2005, this story became one of the most popular at GTAForums.com, however, due to various personal problems and other issues in my life, the project was abandoned and left unfinished in chapter 38, published around 4 years ago. Even though it may seem pointless now, there's people that are interested in knowing the end of the story, and it's my intention to finish it.
Keep in mind this is the second story in the English language that I've written so far, so please excuse the grammatical errors and other weird things you might encounter while reading it.
April 26th, 2010 - Topic officially re-opened. New chapters and "e-book" will be posted soon.
April 27th, 2010 - Look and feel updated. Chapters 39 and 40 posted.
May 4th, 2010 - "Volume I" e-book now available. Check the "e-books" section below.
May 8th, 2010 - Chapter 41 posted.
May 26th, 2010 - Chapter 42 posted.
June 12th, 2010 - Chapter 43 posted.
June 22th, 2010 - Chapter 44 posted.
July 10th, 2010 - Chapter 45 posted.
July 29th, 2010 - Chapter 46 posted.
August 22nd, 2010 - Chapter 47 posted.
September 12th, 2010 - Chapter 48 posted.
October 21st, 2010 - Chapter 49 posted.
November 16th, 2010 - Chapter 50 posted.
January 7th, 2011 - Chapter 51 posted and Happy New Year!
March 13th, 2011 - Chapter 52 posted. Writer's Block has been defeated!
March 26th, 2011 - Chapter 53 posted.
July 8th, 2011 - Chapter 54 posted. I'm really sorry for the long-ass delay!
October 18th, 2011 - Chapter 55 posted after a long hiatus. Sorry about that!
November 21th, 2011 - Chapter 56 posted.
December 21th, 2011 - Chapter 57 posted.
VOLUME I - Get the first 40 chapters for your reading pleasure! Click Here!!
- Chapter 1 (On this same post).
- Chapter 2
- Chapter 3
- Chapter 4
- Chapter 5
- Chapter 6
- Chapter 7
- Chapter 8
- Chapter 9
- Chapter 10
- Chapter 11
- Chapter 12
- Chapter 13
- Chapter 14
- Chapter 15
- Chapter 16
- Chapter 17
- Chapter 18
- Chapter 19
- Chapter 20
- Chapter 21
- Chapter 22
- Chapter 23
- Chapter 24
- Chapter 25
- Chapter 26
- Chapter 27
- Chapter 28
- Chapter 29
- Chapter 30
- Chapter 31
- Chapters 32 and 33
- Chapter 34
- Chapters 35 and 36
- Chapter 37
- Chapter 38
- Chapters 39 and 40
- Chapter 41
- Chapter 42
- Chapter 43
- Chapter 44
- Chapter 45
- Chapter 46
- Chapter 47
- Chapter 48
- Chapter 49
- Chapter 50
- Chapter 51
- Chapter 52
- Chapter 53
- Chapter 54
- Chapter 55
- Chapter 56
- Chapter 57
The Consequences of Killing a Don
Lounge, Leone Mansion – St. Marks, Liberty City - Autumn 2001
Saturday - 11:45 AM
Joey Leone is playing what seems to be the “Godfather” theme in the piano. Some Mafia thugs are in the place drinking and chatting with Toni Cipriani and Luigi Goterelli about their businesses and the war against the Forellis and the Triads. All of them just returned from the Don’s funeral.
Salvatore Leone, head of the Leone Family Mafia, got killed by Claude Speed, a former Mafia associate, just a few weeks ago outside Sex Club 7 in the Red Light District. Joey Leone, the Don’s son, was following every single piece of evidence to take down Speed, but he wasn’t successful at all. He knew he was still in Liberty, but the Yakuza, a Japanese gang of businessmen, were protecting him.
After a few minutes, the phone rings and a Mafia thug answers it for a few seconds and hangs up.
Mafia thug: “Joey, Joey, come here!!”
Joey stops playing the piano and goes to see what the problem is...
Joey Leone: “What’s the problem? Don’t you see I’m trying to play pop’s favorite piece of music?”
Mafia thug: “I’m really sorry Joey, but it’s Fabio, he says we need to turn on the T.V., there’s something important on the news…”
Joey: “Ok, ok”.
Joey grabs the remote and turns on the TV...
TV News Reporter: “… as we said before commercials, we’ve just got new information about the terrible shootings that took place a few minutes ago at the Cochrane Dam in Shoreside Vale. Witnesses told the police about a guy whose description matches the identity of Claude Speed, a felon that a few months ago was presumed to be death as the result of the Callahan Bridge bombing. The authorities then found out that he and other 2 convicts were really alive and on the loose. Police detectives are now…”
Joey turns off the TV…
Joey (mad): “That cocksucker is in Shoreside Vale, we need to get him before anything else happens!!”
Mafia thug: “Ok Joey, I’m calling the guys. Let’s go.”
The Mafia thugs leave the room while Luigi approaches Joey…
Luigi Goterelli: “Don’t you think it’s a bit dangerous to get this guy?? I mean, he just annihilated most of the Colombian Cartel…”
Joey (still mad): “I don’t care! That bastard is going to pay!! Let’s get him!!”
Joey, Luigi and Toni leave the room for the mansion’s garage.
Garage, Leone Mansion – St. Marks, Liberty City - Autumn 2001
Saturday - 11:52 AM
Joey, Toni and Luigi are talking near Salvatore’s Stretch and two Mafia Sentinels.
Joey: “Ok, listen carefully. Luigi...?”
Luigi: “Yes, Joey?”
Joey: “Get back to the club and grab anything you’ve got in there, Toni will pick you up later, ok?”
Joey: “… and tell Misty that I’ll be away for a while…”
Luigi: “Sure Joey, I’ll tell her.”
Luigi takes a Mafia Sentinel and leaves…
Joey: “Now, Toni, you were pop’s capo, his very right hand. Now, I’m going to need you as much as my dad did. I’m counting on you, you hear?”
Toni: “Of course Joey, the Leone family can trust me for the rest of my life, don’t worry.”
Joey: “Good, now go to my garage, these are the keys...”
Joey gives the keys to Toni.
Joey: “Take the Patriot, it’s bulletproof and we’re gonna need it. Then go to Luigi’s and pick him up. Meet me at the AMCO garage in Pike Creek in 30 minutes, ok?”
Toni: “Fine, Joey, I’ll see you there.”
Toni also takes a Mafia Sentinel and leaves. Joey goes outside where several cars and Mafia members are waiting for him; he gets into a car and all of them leave the place immediately.
Meanwhile, at Wichita Gardens in Shoreside Vale…
Apartment 1260, Tower 2 – Wichita Gardens, Liberty City - Autumn 2001
Saturday - 11:58 AM
This is Claude Speed’s apartment. There’re lots of beer cans in the floor and an old-fashion Candy Suxx poster in the wall, along with a picture of Catalina with darts all over her face. There’re also a TV and a pile of newspapers. Maria Leone is sitting in a chair crying while Claude is in his bed cleaning his shotgun and staring at Maria.
Maria (crying): “I still can’t believe you blew off a Cartel member’s head in front of me with your damn shotgun! What an insensitive lunatic asshole you are!!…”
Claude’s attitude is the usual “silent type” and just keeps staring at Maria…
Maria: “Would you say something? You know I don’t like your usual “badass” attitude!”
Claude clears his throat, gets up from the bed and replies…
Claude: “What do you want me to say? ‘I’m sorry’? That f*cking grease ball would have killed us…”
Maria: “Yes, I know, but I was sharing my feelings about you and you just ruined it…”
Claude: “You were talking about your damn haircut…”
Maria: “Yes, I was talking about that too, it’s ruined, just like my dress… it’s covered with blood… oh God!!”
Maria starts crying again. Claude takes his jacket, shotgun and some money and heads to the door…
Claude: “Oh well, whatever… listen, I’m going out, I need to talk to 8-Ball, get a nice cold beer and some smokes… do you want to come with me or what?”
Maria (sad): “Not really, go ahead, I’ll just wait here…”
Claude leaves the room. Maria looks at Catalina’s picture…
Maria (yelling): “Damn you bitch!! What the hell did you do to him??”
Maria resumes her crying…
AMCO Garage – Pike Creek, Liberty City - Autumn 2001
Saturday - 12:40 PM
Joey and Toni are talking with other 7 Mafia members while Luigi is chatting with Fabio Donato, a friend of the Leone family. There’re Mafia associates all over Pike Creek while numerous police officers and helicopters are patrolling the Cochrane Dam area.
A door in the AMCO building opens and an old oriental man appears. He closes the door and approaches the Mafia guys. Three Mafia thugs block him the way and aim at him with AK-47’s.
Old oriental man: “Hey, hey, calm down! I just want to know what’s going on in here, I’ve got some business in here and seeing a lot of people around the place makes me nervous.”
Joey looks at the oriental man and orders to leave him alone. The Mafia thugs go a few feet away but keep aiming. Joey approaches the oriental man.
Joey: “What can I do for you sir? As you can see, we’re in a middle of something…”
Oriental man: “Nothing really son, it’s just that I’m a little nervous with all these cops around and then you’re in here, in front of the building.”
Joey: “But who are you anyway? And why are you nervous about the cops? Are you hiding something in there, old man?”
Oriental man: “Oh, where are my manners? I’m Satoshi Honatsu. And no… I’m not hiding anything in there…”
Joey: “Well, my name is Joey Leone. Don’t worry sir, we’re leaving soon.”
Oriental man: “Well, the sooner the better. Good day Mr. Leone.”
Satoshi makes a reverence and gets inside the building again. Joey looks confused…
Joey: “What a strange person…”
A Mafia thug appears running towards Joey…
Joey: “What the f*ck is the matter with you?”
Mafia thug: “Joey, the guys saw Speed on the bridge near Cedar Grove.”
Joey: “What? When??”
Mafia thug: “A few minutes ago, they chased him but he got away, luckily they managed to shoot him but we don’t know if he’s hurt though”
Joey: “Good job! All right guys, let’s go to Cedar Grove!! MOVE IT!!”
Everyone gets in their cars and leave the place.
Apartment 1260, Tower 2 – Wichita Gardens, Liberty City - Autumn 2001
Saturday - 1:06 PM
Maria is lying in bed watching TV. She’s holding a gun just in case something happens.
A loud noise is heard on the staircase outside the room. Maria loads the gun, gets up and hides in the bathroom. The sound of a door opening is heard…
Voice (groaning): “Oh, sh*t, sh*t, sh*t!!!”
Maria gets out of the bathroom quickly…
Maria (yelling): “Ok asshole, stay right where you are!!”
Maria then realizes that Claude is lying on the floor groaning.
Maria: “My God!! What the hell happened??”
Claude (groaning): “The f*cking Leones are near; one of them shot me in the shoulder…”
Claude carefully removes his jacket, there’s blood all over him. Maria is shocked.
Claude (groaning): “We need to get out of here, quickly!!”
Maria: “Ok dear, don’t worry, just let me clean you up with some alcohol from the bathroom…”
Claude (groaning): “There’s no f*cking time for that, we gotta get the hell outta here!!”
Claude gets up, puts his jacket on again, grabs two bags in the floor and gets Maria.
Claude: “Let’s go!!”
Claude and Maria get out of the apartment but they hear voices downstairs… Claude takes a look…
Claude: “f*ck!!! The Mafia is here already! Let’s go upstairs!!!”
Maria: “Upstairs? But how…”
Claude gets Maria and both get upstairs quickly until they reach the roof. Claude opens the door and both go outside. Claude shuts the door back and attaches a bomb on the lock. He and Maria go to the other side of the place.
Rooftop, Tower 2 – Wichita Gardens, Liberty City - Autumn 2001
Saturday - 1:11 PM
Maria (worried): “What the hell?? How are we gonna get out of here??!!”
Claude: “Don’t worry, I’ll work something out.”
Claude takes a look down, Joey Leone and a lot of Mafia members are in the building’s front door and the surroundings. Claude opens one of the bags and grabs a radio to turn it on.
Maria: “What are you doing?”
Claude: “I’m trying to get a transmission from them.”
Claude keeps messing with the radio until some voices are finally heard…
Radio voice 1: “There’s nobody in here … (interference)… what do we do? over”
Radio voice 2: “Just look everywhere in the building, Joey says kill everyone… DO IT!! ... (interference)… over”
A few seconds later a lot of gun shots and screams are heard. Maria starts crying…
Maria (crying): “They are killing everyone because of us…”
Claude keeps his cool, he knows that the apartment building is full of hobos and hookers so they ain’t really that important, he’s in pain but he doesn’t care that much. He removes his jacket and shirt and takes out a bottle of scotch from the opened bag, then pours it all over the wound. Maria stops crying then she looks at Claude’s shoulder and removes her sweater.
Maria: “Let me help you.”
Maria cleans Claude’s wound with her sweater, then she rips part of it and rolls it around Claude’s arm and shoulder to cover the wound.
Maria: “There, but we need to get to a doctor.”
Claude: “Thanks. But we can’t get into a hospital, you know…”
Maria: “Oh, I’ve got an idea. Remember Chico? He lives in Pike Creek, he can help us.”
Claude (skeptical): “And how are we gonna get to Pike Creek with all these Italians around?”
Maria starts thinking; gun shots are suddenly heard on the street. Maria and Claude get some cover under a small water tank. Claude takes a brief look…
Claude: “What the hell?”
Hundreds of Yakuza Stingers are coming down the road from Cedar Grove. The Mafia members on the street are trying to shoot at them but the Yakuza just run over them without giving them a chance. Claude and Maria look at the building’s entrance. Joey, Toni and several Mafia members are getting into their cars and leaving the place. The sound of a window breaking is heard a few seconds later with Luigi Goterelli falling to his death. Some more gun shots are heard during a couple of minutes until everything gets silent.
Maria: “What happened?”
Claude: “Who told the Yakuza??”
Some people are knocking at the rooftop’s door…
Voice behind door: “Claude-san, we’re here to take you to the casino, are you ok? Claude-san?”
The knocks continue… Claude gets up and walks to the door.
Claude: “Yes, I’m here, but I can’t open the door, there’s a bomb on it.”
Voice: “Don’t worry Claude-san. A helicopter is heading this way.”
Five minutes later the helicopter arrives. Shinji Kasen greets Maria and Claude. They get into the chopper. A doctor on board quickly takes care of Claude.
Shinji Kasen is the new leader of the Yakuza after the death of Asuka and Kenji Kasen in the past weeks. Shinji is their cousin.
The Yakuza helicopter interiors are quite comfortable and luxurious. Shinji is smoking while Maria is drinking some water. The doctor is taking care of Claude’s wound. Another 3 Yakuza members are in the vehicle, with M16’s in their hands. A few minutes later, the pilot is announcing their arrival to Torrington’s casino.
Helipad, Kasen Casino (formerly known as Kenji’s Casino) – Torrington, Liberty City - Autumn 2001
Saturday - 1:47 PM
The helicopter is landing. Several Yakuza members are guarding the place. Shinji, Maria and Claude get down from the helicopter along with the 3 Yakuza members guarding them. Claude approaches Shinji.
Claude: “Thank you, Mr. Kasen.”
Claude and Maria make a reverence. Shinji makes them stop with a gesture.
Shinji: “Please, don’t do that, that’s so old-fashioned that it’s not even interesting anymore. I know my cousin Kenji was obsessed with all this ‘honor’ stuff but I’m more liberal. And you can call me Shinji.”
Shinji is only 19 years old. Some Yakuza members don’t like him because of his age and “liberalism”, but he’s the only true heir of the Yakuza leadership.
All of them keep walking and get into the casino.