Mila grabbed Jin's hand when they were out of Selena's sight and dragged her daughter into her bedroom. She sat Jin on the bed and stared at her fiercely.
The mom and daughter kept silent for some time as Mila analyzed Jin's body.
She felt furious about her daughter's face. Mila had a strategy for tonight, and this was a setback, but she could not let it hinder her plans.
"Who did this to you?" Mila asked and rested next to her daughter.
Jin didn't answer. She seems frightened to explain to her mother.
Jin knew that Mila is not sympathetic to people when they do something wrong. And she did not want her mother to punish the person who injured her.
Mila grew annoyed. She sticks her fingers on Jin's bruise and presses into it. Blood escaped Jin's cut and flowed down her face.
"I will ask you again. Who did this to you!" Mila questioned Jin. She hates disrespect, and Mila needs her daughter to follow her obediently. She knew that if she and Jin were to win this battle, her daughter needed to recognize that there is no mercy for those who go against her.
Mila kept compressing the wound until Jin could not hold back. She realized that her mother would never stop until she gets an answer.
"It was Zac!" Jin screamed. Her body trembled from the pain and fright she had undergone. Jin should be used to this kind of torture since Mila is her mother. Yet, for every mistake Jin creates, Mila finds a new way to discipline her.
"Why would that bastard strike the hands that feed him? Has he forgotten that he owes me, and his life is mine? Since he dared to go against us, I have no choice but to put him down." Mila stated.
"No! It's not his fault! Selena did something to him!" Jin cried. She knew her mother would find it hard to believe her, but Jin was telling the truth.
"What do you mean? Selena is only an omega. She doesn't have the power to influence an alpha, not even a base alpha. Are you certain of what you are saying?" Mila asked.
"I am sure, mom. After Selena left Zac's room, she released her phenomena. But the scent did not smell right. Instead of her phenomena giving Zac the hunger to mate, it made him go insane. He got mad and attacked me. I swear that Zac had the same disgust Selena had in her eyes when he looked at me. It's like Selena's phenomena poisoned him with her resentment for me. I was fortunate that the effect did not last long, and he stopped attacking." Jin answered.
"Slap!" Mila hit her daughter in the face.
"Shut up! I am not blind. I know you love that scoundrel, that's why you are trying to defend him to save his life. So don't lie to me!" Mila screamed.
"I am not lying, mom! Selena is no ordinary Omega. Zac could not feel her emotions even when she sensed his feelings." Jin replied.
"That's impossible! Omegas don't have the power to block their emotions from their alpha." Mila uttered, she appears worried about this new knowledge.
Mila was deep in her thoughts when Jin questioned her. "Mom, what is the use of telling Zac to date me if you don't require us to be in a serious kinship?"
"I told you not to fall in love with him. Zac is just a chess piece in my plan. I did not permit you to be in a relationship with him because I desire him as a son-in-law. Remember that there next time you try to defend him. You can only be with a dominant alpha for you to secure the CEO position." Mila warns her daughter.
"How can that still be possible? Did you forget that I am a base alpha?" Jin reminded Mila.
"How can I forget that I have a useless daughter like you! Why didn't I give birth to a dominant omega?" Mila stated.
"You are just a base omega. Who are you to judge me?" Jin screamed. Mila grabs her daughter's neck and squeezes it tight.
"Mother, I can't breathe. Stop, please!" Jin whispered.
Mila releases her hands and wipes them with a handkerchief.
"Remember, I am only a base omega. But you don't want to mess with me. You don't know what I have been through and done to ensure my seat among the dominant species. So don't make me furious again." Mila warns her daughter.
Jin rubbed her hands against her throat. 'It's all Selena's fault that my mother is mad at me. I'll humiliate you twice with the embarrassment I just received.' She whispers to herself.
"Jin, change your outfits to something decent, we are going shopping. I heard that there's a banquet tonight, and a dominant alpha will be there. No one has seen his face except those close to him. But my source assured me he would stay in room 1001. We will get you an alpha tonight." Mila told Jin.
"How are you going to get an alpha? To be exact. How are you going to get the dominant alpha to mark me as his mate? That kind of alpha is rare and powerful. And they hate being messed with by low-class species. They are very proud and arrogant." Jin said.
"Don't worry. I have my ways. Your job is to look attractive and wait on my signal. Plus, this is our most important opportunity. Do not mess it up!" Mila warned her daughter.
"I will not let you down, mom!" Jin assured Mila.
"That's good! I will hire a makeup artist to cover up the wounds. And I want you to break up with Zac. We have no use for him now." Mila informed Jin.
Jin left her mother's room and proceeded into her room. "When are you going to let me live for me, mom? But it's Selena who's to blame. Why can't I compare to you even when you are just a rejected omega? But tonight I will kill two birds with one stone. Let's see if you can handle the disgrace I have in store for you." Jin whispered.
Selena lay in her bed, trying to figure out her next move.
"So far, everything is a disaster. My dad hates me. Plus, I can't leave the house without being endangered." She mutters.
"Knock!" A sound echoed from outside Selena's bedroom door. She did not respond or get up to open it.
"Hi, dear cousin. Is your body exceedingly sore to open the door?" Jin teased as she popped her head inside the room.
"What do you want, Snake?" Selena uttered while striving to sit up in bed.
"Ouch, that hurt. Not! Selena, I recognize that you are angry because I used a sly method to destroy you. However, I aspire to provide you with a fighting chance since you are already a stray dog. There's a banquet tonight, and from what I gather, an dominant alpha will be attending. If you can get him on your side, that will be good for you. That is if you can get his attention. Hahaha." Jin said. She then walked out of the room feeling satisfied and closed her cousin's door after her.
"Jin, you just made the biggest mistake of your life. As you said, I am a stray dog, and a stray dog will do anything to get an owner. You have given me an actual opportunity to prevail. I should thank you for being hateful and overconfident." Selena whispered to herself.
"Now all I need is to get rid of this stink of rejection from on me for tonight. There should be some remedies to have the scent removed temporarily. However, they are rare and expensive, but that is not an issue. Still, I have to get out of this house with no one discovering my intention." She said before she got out of her bed and went into the bathroom.
When Selena removed her clothes, there were so many scars on her body that she could barely recognize her skin. Her hip appeared swollen, her chest had dark red bruises, and her back had a long red mark crossing it.
With so much pain gushing through her, Selena got into the shower and took the scrub.
Everywhere she washed aches, but the scorching rushing water sent a minor comfort to her soul with it touching her body.
After a few minutes, Selena stepped out of the tub, got clothed, and rushed out, making sure that she was not spotted.
Jin smiled as she watched Selena through her window. She took her phone and dialed a number.
"Hello, I have a job for you. I need you to do a decent job and don't make any mistakes!" Jin said when the person answered.
"What's the job?" The person asked.
'Like you said Selena, I'm a snake. So don't hate me for being one. While should I wait for tonight when I can be freed from you now?' Jin thought to herself.
"I want you to get rid of an omega for good. Make it look like an accident." She replied and hung up the phone with a cunning smile on her face.
"What do you mean by I can't book a first-class ticket?" A lady shouted in the airport lobby. All those waiting in line and passing by stared at her. "I am sorry, Miss. A very important person book first-class." The ticket agent answered casually, making sure that others could not understand her statement except for the lady. "How can a single person book the entire first class?" The lady asked curiously. The ticket agent seems uncomfortable by her question, she looks afraid, as though their conversation would get them in serious trouble. " From what I heard, he is not someone to aggravate, so I advise you to book a second-class ticket or take the next plane. Also, I am afraid that if I discuss this matter any further, I may lose my job. Plus, my clearance doesn't qualify me to assist with such information." The ticket agent stated. The lady became more curious as
Bob and the bodyguards return from the alley with a man wearing all-over black. They had handcuffs on his hands as he got dragged into one of their cars. "We have apprehended the culprit, sir!" Bob reported when he retreated to Gabriel's side. "Take him to the black site and make sure he talks by any means necessary." His master replied. "I understand, boss!" Bob answered with a straight face. He did not know if returning to his boss's homeland was an excellent idea since this was the second incident that his master had encountered in a day. Gabriel reached out his hands to take Selena off the ground when Bob intervened. He knew how much his master hated dirt. "Sir, allow me to carry her. She is filthy and covered in blood. She doesn't deserve to get handled by you." Bob said. Gabriel did not reply. Still, the anger in his eyes serves as a warning
Nineteen minutes later, Gabriel arrived at his villa. The cars got parked in the yard, and his bodyguards rushed out to provide cover for him. Bob hurried out of the front seat and opened the door for his boss. "Sir, allow me to handle the girl." Bob requested. Gabriel looks down at Selena, then brutally gazes at Bob. His butler read the signal and moved aside. Gabriel stepped down with Selena in his arms. "Don't tell me what to do and what not to do again!" Gabriel told Bob as he walked past him. Gabriel's butler and guards followed him toward his house, where Dr. Lee was awaiting him on the balcony. "I am glad that you did not bite more than you can chew, Lee!" Gabriel stated. "Thank you, sir." Dr. Lee said with a bow. He remained in his position until Gabriel entered his home before Lee could follow in. Gabriel's maid Janet, who had served the family for years, watched in shock as her young master held an unknown woman in his arms. She gazed at Bob, but his facial expression p
An hour passed, "Knock!" Bob tapped on the medical room door before entering. He met Gabriel sleeping. His young master's head was relaxing on the bed beside Selena with his body bent over as he held her hand. "Sir," Bob gently called. Gabriel opened his eyes after the fourth call. He sleepily gazes at his butler before lifting his head and unbending back into the chair. "You better have a good reason for disturbing my sleep, Bob. Because if you don't, I wouldn't mind you watching me sleep for three nights." Gabriel utters. Bob stepped back a little and wept the sweat off his forehead even though the air conditioning was on. He realized that his young master had been regularly getting enraged since he met Selena, and Bob thought it fit to behave until he could figure out the reason behind his boss' rage. "I promise it is!" Bob replied. He approached Gabriel and gave him a cell phone. "What is this? Gabriel asked as he scrolled through the device. "We when through the fellow pho
About five minutes passed, and Gabriel came out of his room wearing a fashionable long black leather jacket, a ripped white t-shirt, shredded black skinny jeans, and black leather boots. Bob was waiting by the door. When he saw his young master coming out, he did not say a word. Instead, Bob obediently followed Gabriel. As they were leaving the house, none of Gabriel's servants dared to look into his eyes. Fear was the only emotion flowing through the mansion as Gabriel walked past them. They all kept their heads bent until he left his villa. "Boss, let me get the door for you!" Bob said when he and Gabriel reached his boss's black La Voiture Noire. "Hand the key to me!" Gabriel ordered. Bob wanted to respond, but he kept his opinions to himself, and obediently gave the car key to his young master. Gabriel wore his dark shades and a white cap before getting into the driver's seat. Bob stood still outside the vehicle, waiting on his young master to instruct him on what to do. "Bob
"Ding!" The elevator door opened on the thirteenth floor, and Gabriel stepped out with Bob right behind him. They walked into a long gloomy hall. The lights kept flicking, and they could hear the sound of their feet echoing through the hallway. "Boss, are you sure you want to go through with this?" Bob asked. "Yes, I want to. Now stop talking and follow me quietly!" Gabriel replied. They arrived at a woolly black door and knocked on it. It took a few seconds before Gabriel and Bob heard the door unlock. "Who's there?" An elderly man said when he opened the door. Gabriel was about to introduce himself when the old man asked, "Ace is that you? I can smell your scent from where I am standing. Where have you been all these years, Ace? Oh, where's your beautiful bride and your son?" Bob looked at Gabriel, and he could tell this was a painful situation even for a dominant alpha. "Arthur. It is are, Gabriel." He replied. "Oh my! Gabriel, how big you have grown. Forgive my poor eyes
Selena had never felt this invisible before. She was staring at a top dominant alpha, but he looked more of an ant to her. Her ego had grown, and fear was not within her emotions anymore. As her eyes searched across the room, every dominant alpha bodyguard seemed like a feeble species to her, and Selena could not wait to crush them all. "Brook! Get out of there. She is not an ordinary omega!" Mel screamed. However, it was too late for Brook. His hands started rising towards his throat against his will. He tried to make it stop, but they got stuck to his neck and began to squeeze it tightly. "Please, stop! I am sorry." Brook cried as he started compressing the life out of his body. "I don't allow you to stop strangling until your last breath!" Selena ordered with a mischievous grin, and Brook could do nothing but follow her command. "You two! Go in there and stop her." M
Janet returns to Gabriel’s room. Her jaw drops in admiration as she stares at Selena in the dress. “How Do I Look?” Selena asked. She felt shy and uncomfortable wearing someone else’s clothes. “You look amazing. The gown looks so good on you like it got made for you.” Janet said as she handed the herb to Selena. “How am I going to use it?” She asked Janet. “Ho, silly me. I know you look gorgeous in that dress. But you have to soak in this herb to mask your smell. Mind you, it will only last for an hour.” Janet answered with a smile. Selena put the herb down on the table and unzipped the dress. She knew time was not in her favor, but masking her scent was more important if she wanted to enter the party undetected. Within a while Selena got undressed and Janet led her to the bathroom. Water got pulled into the bathtub for her and the herb got added to it. Selena put her legs into the tub and slid her body inside. “Why does your boss have so many feminine gowns in his closet? Does