“Genesis.” Omar was following behind me. I was literally running down the stairs. When I reached the third floor I felt Omar pull me by the arm.
“Omar.” I warned.
“Can you give me a second?” He was panting.
“What?” I said, sounding so hopeless.
“Did you actually mean everything you told Dan?”
“Which part?” I asked bluntly. “The part where I told him how so much better Nathan is than him, or the part where I told him how much he means to me?”
Omar blinked, clueless, not knowing what to say for a second. “The part that you said you would marry Nathan.”
“Yes.” I said. I was no longer thinking anything over. I was upset. Angry with Yoké. I was probably going to regret this later but right now I didn’t even want Omar doubtin
When the driver dropped me at my apartment that night, I felt so happy that I connected my phone to the speakers and turned the volume right up, although it was late. The loud music banging against the windows. I danced around like some girl from a happy scene of a movie. Rosalie came to the living room.She kept her head down and wanted to walk past me.“Here.” I said taking my coat from the floor and handing it to her.“This goes directly into the washing machine.” I told her. “Please isolate it, don’t put other clothes in the washing machine with it, please.”“Okay, ma’am.” She responded. She wanted to walk away again.“Come here.” I took her hand. “Rosalie.”“Yes?” She responded, not even able to look at me in my eye. Reminded me of Omar today. I laughed. Omar
I phoned Leticia that morning. We put the call on loudspeaker and both Nathan and I were talking to her. She was so happy. Telling us that it would be as big as a wedding. I told her that I wanted it to be huge and that she could do what ever she wanted on that day. We decided to make it on Saturday. It was only four more days until Saturday and then things would get hot, messy. I knew that Alice would invite Dan, if cause, since he is all she sees these days. And when he invites Dan and Dan sees me with Nathan, it would drive him insane. I was going to make sure that he really gets jealous. I would do whatever it takes, as long as it means that at the end of that night he would be begging me to not marry Nathan.The rest of the day, I spent the day in bed with Nathan. We watched a couple of movies and then he told me that he would spend the night. Nathan and I both have clothes at the mansion and at my apartment. Obviously it's normal for some of my clothes to
It felt so good being back at the office after being away for so long. Well, it’s only been two days but it felt like a very long time. As I signed countless forms from the board requesting my authorization regarding so many things, which weren’t even all that big of a deal, I remembered what Omar had told me about our company. I picked up the phone.“Yeah?” I heard Penny’s voice on the other side. Through the glass door, I could see her holding the phone to her ear with her shoulder while typing on her phone.“Can you please let my father know that I’m coming up to see him.” I told her. “And please put your phone away, you’re at work.”“Oh okay…” She said awkwardly while eying me.I placed the phone on the receiver and got up. I had to do something about this. Whoever it was creating those fake portfolios was in our
I sat in dad's chair just staring at him literally stress. He had his hand to his chin and he looked thoughtful, thinking about what I had no clue. I just hope that what ever was going on in his head right now was more about the scammer and not the hacker.The phone on his desk ringed."Yes?" He picked up. "Oh..."I paid close attention. I hope that Steven won't be available anytime soon, at least to buy me more time to think of what I would do. I don't want to bring Dan back here. In fact, he wouldn't even want to set foot here again. It would just create chaos. The workers on the floor where he was working obviously know him."So he can only come down here tomorrow?" Dad said.Yes! Tomorrow was in just a few hours but at least I had a little time to figure out what I would do."12 o'clock? Alright. Clear my schedule for 12 tomorrow." Dad was saying. "Give me at least 2 h
It was the second day Nathan was sleeping over. We sat at the dining table as Rosalie served our dinner.“Yesterday I sent out the design I want, right? The designer is still busy with it. Called him this morning but he said he’s not done with it yet.” Nathan was telling me. “Today is Thursday, Saturday is in like two days. That guy is really starting to slack on me. At first whenever I gave him a design, he would jump all his other clients’ and finish mine first.”Rosalie finished dishing for me. She had made stew and rice. Delicious.I began eating. “Give it time. You only told him yesterday afternoon.”“What about you?” Nathan asked me.“What?”“Your dress? Is it done already?”Oh… I haven’t even thought about that once. But obviously I cou
“So, Gen, do you mind introducing your friend?” Dad asked me.“Of cause not.” I turned to Dan. “Everyone, this is Dan. My hacker friend. And Dan, this is my dad-““Mr. Raphael. Of cause.” Dan said smiling politely. “I truly admire you, sir.”“What do you admire about me?” Dad wasn’t smiling back.“Your hard work.” Dan nodded. “Building an empire this huge is not child’s play. So much must have been invested. Energetically, financially…”Dad nodded. “Yeah, that’s very true. That’s why when Gen told me about you hacking our system and what you found out, it worried me sick.”Dan nodded. “Of cause.”“Anyway.” I said. “Dan this is Steven, our family and company lawyer. This is Francis my dad’s nephew and right hand man.”Dan nodded.“Does Dan have a surname?” Dad asked.“Dan Forbes.” I quickly said. I didn’t want dad hearing ‘Danlie’ and p
"Raphael." Steven said when he got to the door. "I think we need to talk.""Sure." Dad said. "But you'll have to be quick because I have another meeting in half an hour."Both Dan and I watched Steven re-enter the office and go sit in Dan's seat."Please, close the door behind you, Gen." Dad said.Yoké and I exchanged looks."It's all cool." I whispered to him. "He won't tell dad anything. I spoke to him, remember.""You think? Cause I don't think so."Nope. I don't. I actually think that Steven is going to spill everything out to dad. Even the guts. But I had to be positive, right? It wouldn't help if both Dan and I were stressing.I closed dad's door as we stepped out of the office. Francis was standing by the lift waiting for it."I'll see you tomorrow?" I told Dan. "I need to talk to Fr
"Oh you'll really love the dress." The designer, Paul was telling me. Unlike most male designers and stylists, Paul was straight. Straighter than straight. He didn't talk or sound like a girl. He didn't walk or behave like a girl. None of that. Everything of his was just pure musculin. Except the fashion style was exceptional. Better than a guy would dress in any given day. And he always wore bright colors with many patterns."I actually like my dress." Alice told him. "You really gave it your all.""It would have been better if you didn't insist on plain black." Paul told her. I should add, Paul was openly honest. What? I know. He tells you the truth, anywhere and in any situation. He was the biggest critic there could ever beSometimes he even criticized his own work. "It made you look a bit emo. Dark little character."Alice just frowned and exchanged looks with Mom."Where is Francis?" Mom was lookin