Family, Death and Legacy

Efraín Sepúlveda

Efraín Sepúlveda

By Efraín Sepúlveda / GL-TV Brasil

*Bang*

As the loud sound of a gunshot echoed through the streets of Motevideo the lives of the members of the Peroni family were about to change forever. Then the coach of a failing Wodkas team, Aldopaolo Peroni lost his brother, but gained control over an empire. Then a 3-year-old Sophia Peroni lost her father, but gained a purpose.

Nicholás Peroni, like his brother Al, grew up in a poorer zone of the Uruguayan capital, dreaming of becoming a football player, but a torn ACL when he was 15 ended his dreams and set him on a different path. While his brother went on to become a rather mediocre player and later coach, Nicholás became a very successful businessman in the cattle raising trade. Said to be a ruthless man, he rose to fortune by buying land from his competitors at cheap price and expanding his domains. Perhaps because of that came the rumors that Nicholás wasn’t living off only of cattle, but also of the illegal drug trade within South America. Nobody could ever prove the older Peroni was connected to illicit behaviour, – everyone that tried was either found dead or mysteriously disappeared – and as such life went on. Until, the fatidical night.

Young Sophia would await eagerly for her father to return every night. She had lost her mother at birth and as such her father was the only family she knew – uncle Al was always away in some crazy place. But that night dad didn’t return home. Nicholás Peroni was shot dead in his car while returning home in his car. The killer was never found, but romours circled around the city that it had been a rival faction, trying to take over the drug trade.

Aldopaolo became Sophia’s guardian and as such was entrusted as the new kingpin in the family business. At that point the Wodkas had filled for bankrupcy and Al flew back to Uruguay, to start a new life. He sent Sophia away, to a boarding school in England and over the next few months would begin to wage war against the men who killed his brother. In the 6 months following Nicholás’ death the Uruguayan police registered the murder of hundreds of drug traffickers. All of them were said oppositors of the Peroni family. Aldopaolo realized he was good at his new trade. He grew his empire beyond everything his brother had ever dreamed. And decided it was time for expansion.

Aldopaolo contacted the eccentric millionaire known as Lord Bebbington and pleaded to him to re-open the now deceased Flaming Wodkas FC as Renaissance FC with him in charge. Known for his love for Polish vodka, Bebbington was quickly convinced by his former coach over a few drinks and registered the new club. Peroni thought that a football club was a great front for his drug trade and thanks to the owner’s crazy aptidude for selling and buying new players every season, he could set up a money laundering scheme within the club. He wasn’t counting however with the growth of the Golden League into a worldwide competition, that would bring the club from Raszków to the spotlight. And so, he had to take a step back in his ambitions, and for the next few years he acted as the club president, taking some time off every now and then to run his other ventures.

Meanwhile, in England Sophía grew into a woman. Everything she did, she did with excellence. She was a brilliant young woman, but something bothered her. She could never let her father’s murder go. She needed to know what happened to him. Eventualy, she met a man she could trust. Then the coach of The Londoner Tricolor, Terry Leask was a charming man and Sophía fell in love with him. She trusted him, so she presented him her teory. Uncle Al had killed father to take over the family business. She hated him and she wanted to bring him down. So, together they came up with a plan. They faked her kidnapping and ended up stealing a large chunk of Aldopaolo’s fortune without his knowledge.

Desperate, Peroni started making mistakes, but Sophía wasn’t done with him, not yet…

 

To be continued…

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