“So, it’s the semestral break, huh? What’s your plan, Felice?” Mom asked while we were in the middle of dinner. I shrugged. “Enjoy my vacation,” I said and continue eating. I could feel my mother’s gaze at me. “And what is this news that you didn’t run for the student council for next year? Not even any position, why didn’t you tell me about this?” I rolled my eyes. And so, she knew. I sighed and looked at her. She was already creasing her forehead. “The election’s done, Mom. We already have a newly elected student council. You cannot do anything about that. Don’t worry, Mom, my term is still until the next semester. The election is just early,” I said to her. She gasped hysterically. “Still, you didn’t tell me, Felice!” I rolled my eyes again. “Mom, you were busy, and I know you’ll just push me into it.” I shook my head.My mom looked at my dad in disbelief. “Look at this, hon!” she said, asking for help from Daddy, but my father just shook his head too and continued eating.
“Greg!” I widened my eyes at Gregory who was just laughing at me as if all of these were jokes. “What?” he whispered in my ear and started hugging me again. My heart rummaged in my chest as I scanned the whole conference room. Oh my gosh! This is just crazy. “My gosh, Greg, chill out!” I said as I slowly pushed him away from me. He burst out in laughter before slumming his butt on the swivel chair. He raised both his hands as a sign of surrender. I crossed my arms and glared at him. “This has to stop,” I said to him. He pressed his lips together and looked down like a kid who has just been scolded. I rolled my eyes. I never thought he was this naughty and clingy. Gosh. He sighed and stood. He walked up to me and hugged me tightly. “Hmm. I’m sorry, I just missed you,” he whispered and kissed me on my neck again. I was attacked by anxiousness again. I looked around outside the conference room. I sighed in relief when I saw that there was no one there. I pulled away from the hug an
Chapter 46“Are you coming today?” I couldn’t help but rolled my eyes at what Greg said. I sighed and looked at my phone on the dresser across from me. I was sitting on the bed and coloring my nails. “I am, but maybe later. I don’t know.” I heard him groan. I laughed a bit. “Okay, I’ll just see you, then?” he said. That’s when I looked up at him and smiled. “Yep, bye love,” I said. The call ended. I just shook my head before standing up. It was the day of his meeting with my parents, and I’m supposed to be there, but I woke up late, so I’m just gonna run there now. ‘I went to the bathroom and took a quick shower. After that, I immediately changed into a sleeveless beige jumpsuit and paired it with white sneakers. I got my small sling bag and take took one last look at my body mirror before I walked out of my room. When I got down, I saw our helpers cleaning and getting ready for lunch since it was almost eleven. “Felice, you’re not eating here?” one of our helpers said. I bit my
“You are his mistress?! All this time it was you?!” Karrie’s voice thundered. My eyes widened even more. She was so angry that I was already so scared of her. I looked at Greg who was already in front of me. “Karrie, let-”“No!” I almost jumped on my feet. Karrie shoved Greg away. “Karrie, please let’s talk-”“I said no!” My cousin turned to him and glared at him while I was standing there, still confused about what was really happening. My heart was thumping so fast, and I still couldn’t fathom taking all of this! Was this really true? Greg was Karrie’s boyfriend? The man whom she has been telling me about? I didn’t know what to feel exactly. I was beyond shock, heck I didn’t even know what to react! “You, bitch! I confided with you! I treated you like a sister and you didn’t even tell me!” My eyes were wide open as I looked at her in shock. Tears started to stream down my face as she was shouting at me. Greg was holding her. FuckI felt like my heart was crippled as I looked at
My mind was haywire. The bliss and happiness that I felt for the past months left like a blur. Everything was in chaos. I didn’t know how we were able to leave the company with all the chaos that was going on earlier. I still couldn’t believe it. It was like a nightmare, and I just wished that I could wake up already, but then no matter how I try to convince myself, the pain that I was feeling inside my chest was my constant reminder that everything was real. I couldn’t recall how Mommy and Daddy took me out of the building discreetly. I was crying the whole time, while my parents were arguing about how to stop the media from creating articles about this. Yes, it spread like a wildfire. In just seconds, our relatives were calling my parents already, saying that our family was on the frontline of some business blogsite. Wow. It’s amazing how the internet can grab this immediately. Just like that, we were trending in the business world already. Guess, we just have to wait for the broad
Troubleshooting the media couldn’t be done in just how many days. In fact, it has been a week already, yet the media still hasn’t stopped about the scandal. “This is unacceptable! They were all at fault!”“How can Karrie be at fault?! She was the victim here, and she was hurt!” “And Felice wasn’t?! She didn’t know! If there’s someone to blame here, it is that professor!”“Felice was the one who got into a relationship with her professor! This scandal is her fault!” “Oh, like Karrie didn’t enter into a relationship with him, huh?! And she was the one who started that scandalous scene in the company!”“Oh come on, what do you expect?! She was hurt by her cousin and her ex-boyfriend!”“Felice didn’t know!” I took a deep sigh and closed my eyes tightly. I stepped back from the staircase and slowly walked back to my room already. The scandal didn’t just damage our reputation, it also caused a rift between our family. My relatives were blaming me for what happened. Wow. I didn’t even kn
Just like what my parents said, they scheduled me a flight two days later. All the packing was done by our helpers, and my only contribution to be honest was my presence on the flight day already. My flight was at 12 AM, so it was impossible for the media to catch up to me. I didn’t know how my parents did it, but we didn’t even wait for boarding. The moment we reached the airport, we were escorted by security and staff of the plane. I was with Maia and my parents. “Thank you so much, Mr. Hales,” Mom said to the guy whom she was talking to earlier. I don’t know who he was or what his position was, but I guess he was the one who made this happen. “No problem, Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel. No problem,” the man said and smiled. He then shook hands with my parents. I bit my lip and just stared at them. I slightly jumped on my feet when I felt a hand nudging me. I blinked and turned to Maia. She was smiling at me. She’s older than me, I guess mid-thirties. She’s just usually quiet in the house,
“Are you okay? Are you tired?” Maia asked worriedly. I just gave her a smile. “I’m fine,” I said as I took one of my luggage and went to the house. It was already eight in the evening, and we just arrived here in the house that my parents provided us in Nebraska. We were still unloading our things and the driver that brought us here was helping us. The house follows a gothic revival type of architecture. Most houses in this village have the same style. It has a steeply pitched roof with decorated bargeboard and cross gables, arched gothic windows and doors with arched panels, and a first-floor porch.It was actually big for just the two of us. It was spacious and has a lot of rooms in it. It has four rooms in the second room and also has a guest room here on the first floor. I sighed as I carried my big luggage to my room upstairs. I chose the room nearing the window with a view of the front porch. “Thank you!” I heard Maia say as I was hurrying down to get my other things. When I