"Yes, grandma. I am going to Italy with Carlos." Billina spoke over the phone as she put the lipstick on her sweet honey lips.
"Ashton is going with me... I don't know how many days will it take us. I guess a week..."
A day has passed by and last night was incredible. Billina was given the project she was working on for days.
The clients were satisfied and they immediately agreed to work with her.
And as the Ostins and BB working together, they were a team in this project.
And today after lunch they all were going to fly to Italy. Carlos, Billina and Ashton were sitting at the hotel's restaurant, waiting for their friend, Conor.
"Is he always that late?" Carlos asked looking at his wristwatch.
"Always.." Billina nodded her head in agreement.
A full five minute later, Conor dressed in a little linen shirt with opened buttons and knee-length trunks, walked in greeting them.
"Sorry, I'm late. I was talking to a friend."
It was a fine day in mountain view, Missouri. A poor yet old neighbourhood where all types of low paid, beggars and deprived people lives.Peeling paint on houses, messy yards with dead grass and garbage strew about, broken appliances or cars, missing doors, bars on windows etc.People were often out of work and sitting around drinking. Teenagers involved in gangs, one of the group, playing football in the street.A girl, terribly beautiful but simple... hair disposed of like a bomb..deep curls..more like a perm..wearing a tank top with check shirt and jeans, was kicking the football with her left leg, leaving all the other boys behind her."Goal..." she yelled in an excited tone. The only girl in the football game was... her."Bessie.. Bessie..they are here!" a woman, in her mid-forties, came running towards the girl in a panic."Who?" she asked, chewing the bubble gum.''Senor.." replied the woman, horrified.The people of the neighb
A whole day has passed in Tuscany, Italy. As Carlos had won the ocean race, he was hell happy. Nobody can beat him in the ocean and he was so sure of it.His sister who was married and also was expecting a baby, came to visit when heard about the favorite cousin, Billina is here."I've missed you so much, Billina." she said in a amused tone, when got comfortably seated on the couch."Me too, Grace. So, how's everything?" Billina asked in a pleasing tone."Everything is a bit difficult. The little one is not coming out yet." replied Grace, caressing her giant belly.Serena gave a sign to Billina to walk with her in kitchen."Psstt... don't you think we must throw a baby shower for her?" Serena whispered to her best friend who gave it a thought and agreed with it.All of them planned a baby shower for Grace. Next day the villa of Carlos' parents, there was a baby shower of Grace but the mommy to be had to idea.The rest of them were pres
Moving in her sleep, Billina noticed her phone is ringing, she picked it up and saw the name of her grandmother on the phone screen."Hello grams.." she spoke in a hoarse voice."Your voice... are you sleeping?"grandmother asks from the other side of the phone."I'm so hungover," Billina replied, a little sleepy."Weren't you at a baby shower?" asked Jules, curiously."Yea but there was a silent disco there," said Billina.After talking to her grandmother, she went to have a shower, when noticed she was still in her formal dress.It was the first time she wore a maxi dress in baby pink colour. She was never fond of dresses, she preferred suits over everything..or maybe a linen shirt with suit pant.. or maybe jeans and t-shirt, turtle necks, tank tops.. but not dresses.Let it be short or long...While standing under a hot steamy shower, she was recalling the baby shower of Grace and suddenly she remembered Ashton carrying h
It's been an hour since the baby girl had born. Grace was in a deep sleep and was being shifted to her bedroom while the doctor's examined the baby.Nobody was that worried as Billina, she was making sure each and everything.. asking the doctor's every question two to three times.She had this thing of caring a lot, she had called a whole team of doctors in the house.Some were checking the mother and others checked the baby.Once Billina was satisfied she sent the doctor's back first. Just then the baby started crying, Billina panicked and said, "Call the doctors again. Why is she crying? What's wrong with her?"The newly father along with the rest of them laughed at Billina's care."Relax, kids do cry. She's just an infant." Serena assured her.Two days have passed by, all of them were busy deciding the name for little one.Billina did plan a name but she kept quiet because it was not her part to tell.Serena
"I have an idea.," Ashton said then quickly ran in the kitchen came back with a bowl of water. Billina was just rocking the baby in her arms and staring Ashton.He put the covered milk bottle in the bowl of water and moved for about ten seconds, then checked.The milk was now mild and was able to drink by the baby."Here.." he handed the bottle to Billina and stood there confidently.The baby drinks the milk and went to sleep. Three hours passed by, Billina was waiting for Grace and Lucas to come back, Ashton took a nap and woke up but still, the new parents were not back yet."Are they are not here yet?" Ashton whispered in a low voice when saw Billina with half eyes closed sitting.Billina with half eyes closed sitting on her bed, next to her was the baby sleeping peacefully.She then shook her head. Another two hours passed, the baby was up, Billina and Ashton were playing with her until they heard the noises outside.Two poli
"Oh, you foolish child. Since when did you start trusting men?" a lady, remarkably poor, said in fidgety."Oh, aunt. This is my only chance. Plus he's playing everything." Bessie at first rolled her eyes, then explained to the woman standing right next to her as she packed her bags.The worried expression on that woman's face was the proof she cared for the girl."Don't you worry. I am doing this for myself and you guys. Just have some faith and let me try my luck." Bessie said assuring the woman.Ever since the Senor left from the poor neighbourhood, every person in this place got to know that Bessie is going Chicago.Some of them were happy, few were sad. The boys she played football with, were unhappy."Do you think you will wear these clothes when living in Chicago?" a girl asked her."No, Emma. But I'm taking it for the spare," replied Besora John Eastwood.A few minutes later, the men of Senor came in a car to pick the girl
Two days passed by, Besora asked to meet Senor two days before and he was busy, he gave her tonight and invited her for dinner.A pair of new clothes along with matching things were sent to her.It was side slit maxi dress in silver colour with no sleeves on it but the dress wasn't that expensive.Bessie was offended.. he wants her to steal the watch from someone but the man being stingy cannot gift her a nice and branded dress.What a jerk!Besora got ready and walked to the car with two of the bodyguards. Soon they reached the hotel where Senor had booked a dinner table for them.It was a dinner date but the planning date. Whatever Senor had planned... he wanted to tell it to Bessie and as Bessie wanted to meet him, so both of them were meeting on their own benefits.As soon as Besora walked to the table, Senor raised his head up to see the girl was just wearing red lipstick, her hair perm up, looking a huge bomb. The dress fitted he
Within an hour the man had finished the whole lobster, crab sticks, roasted chicken, squids. That's a lot to take in.Bessie hoped for a steak or maybe alfredo pasta or Mac n cheese but this weird man had ordered the strange dishes to eat.After the wine and dine, Bessie was drunk so she was left for home by the man of Senor.Next morning she woke up with a very bad hangover and was hissing in pain. She never knew the branded whiskey and champagne gives more hangover than the ordinary ones.And right now her head was pounding like a drum.Bessie walked into the kitchen and made herself a cup of hot coffee. The door on the knock made her startled."Good morning, Ms Eastwood. We are here to take you to your new apartment." the fat bodyguard informed."Oh... oh.... really? Okay.." at first she was astonished, she continued."Okay. Just a minute." she ran in, changed her clothes and came back happily.When the car reached in front of