I knocked on her door, no answer. I knocked harder. Still silence.
I sighed and opened the door. This felt extremely wrong. Like I was an intruder. Please don't be naked, I thought.
Thankfully she was sprawled across the bed wearing a long t-shirt, snoring lightly. This girl is a deep sleeper I guess.
I stood by her bed and cleared my throat. "Um, Rose...wake up!"
"Mmm...what...?" Rose mumbled in her sleep but didn't open her eyes.
"Rose! Wake up," I said a little louder and firmer this time.
Her eyes opened. Her face twisted into a frown when she saw me.
"Get out of my room! What are you doing here?" Rose snapped at me.
"It's time for you to get up and have breakfast with William, then you are going to the office," I ordered.
"Fuck off, I'm not doing any of that. I'm going back to sleep," she said and pulled the cover over her face.
"Rose!" I was starting to get flustered. It was like dealing with my cousin's five-year-old kid.
Rose just laid there and pretended not to hear me. I remembered my bills were due soon. I only had a couple of hundred dollars in my bank account which was nowhere near enough to pay all of my bills and buy food. If I don't do as Mr. Laverne said I won't get paid. Sorry Rose, your ass is getting off of this bed.
I took the cover off of her. She stared at me in shock.
"What the fuck do you think you are doing, you pervert!" she cried.
"Helping you get ready," I said innocently then reached over and grabbed her. I picked her up by her waist and threw her on my shoulders. Now I know why Mr. Laverne asked me if I was physically strong.
"Put me down, asshole!" she screamed and started to flail around, making it hard for me to keep steady but I held her firmly against my shoulder.
"Sorry princess, no can do. We are going to the shower now so hang tight," I said and walked to the bathroom.
"You are not going in with me, are you? Rose sounded panicked.
"God of course not, I'm not paid enough to become your sex slave too," I said. I turned the shower on while struggling to hold her on my shoulders. I checked the temperature then put her directly under it. T-shirt and all.
"I fucking hate you," she said with fire in her eyes. I would be really scared if she wasn't soaking wet and so damn adorable.
"I'm gonna let you finish the rest by your self and wait for you outside. Don't be long sweetie," I smirked and got out of the bedroom.
I chuckled as I heard her cursing me out loudly. This girl is going to be a handful I can already tell.
She came out after 30 minutes, all dressed up and ready to go. I sighed in relief. I thought I'd have to fight her some more after the shower.
She flipped me off and walked to the dining room. I smirked and followed her.
"Grandpa! You have to do something about this pervert!" she squealed and pointed at me.
"Good morning to you too sweetheart," Mr. Laverne gave her a warm smile.
"He barged into my bedroom this morning and...and grabbed me!" Rose cried. "You need to throw him in jail this instance for assault," she concluded.
"I simply helped her out of the bed and put her in the bathtub," I protested.
"Ah wonderful, get ready for a long day at the office, Rose. I've got a lot to teach you," Mr. Laverne sipped his coffee.
"You are not gonna do something about him? Are you kidding me!" Rose wasn't going to give up yet.
"He is doing his job just how I expect him to. Good job Liam," he said. I was grateful to have such a great boss. And as for Rose....I'd be damned if I let her push me around.
"Whatever," she took a bite of her toast and glared at me.
The rest of the day was eventless. Mr. Laverne had Rose do some paperwork while I stayed by her side to keep an eye on her. You know..so she doesn't sneak out and run away.
I went into the break room and got her some coffee.
"Don't think this is over. I won't let you get away with what you did this morning so you better watch your back bitch boy," she whispered when I put the cup down on her desk.
"Maybe I should get you something cold instead of coffee to calm that hot head of yours. All that anger can't be good for your health," I said.
She glared at me and went back to work.
"I am done with everything. Can I go now?" Rose whined. Mr. Laverne looked at her and nodded. "Where are you going now?"
"To Mason's school. He is throwing a party at his dorm," she said.
"Alright, go right ahead. Liam will be driving you there and bring you back," Mr. Laverne said.
"Ha ha no way. He is not coming with me," She chuckled.
"You remember about the incident last time you went to a party, Rose. I am afraid I don't trust you to go to parties by yourself anymore. As your personal guard, Liam will accompany you to parties from now on. As a precaution," Mr. Laverne said sternly.
"I HATE THIS! I can't wait to move out of your house!" Rose stormed out.
"What happened last time?" I asked curiously.
"It's still a sore subject for Rose so I won't tell you on her behalf. You should find out directly from her," he said. "Oh, and by the way, try to keep her away from a kid named Elliot," he added.
"Well, are you coming or not?" Rose screamed from the other room. I smirked.
"Take good care of my granddaughter. Do not let her falter your confidence. You are doing a great job so far," he said.
"Thank you, sir, I'll be on my way," I said.
I hope she will trust me one day and tell me everything about herself, I thought. What kind of situation did you put yourself in, Rose?