A year and some months later.
The worse thing to wake up to in the morning was the sound of an annoyingly loud alarm.
"Drrrrrrrrrggghhhhh." The alarm kept ringing continuously, Korina reached out a hand to the bed shelve top, grabbed the clock aggressively and put it off.
Well, happy lazy Sunday to me, She thought with internal joy as she leaped off the bed.
She stood in front of the tall glass window and watched the sun rising with squinted eyes, the rays streamed through the glass illuminating the room.
That was what she loved most about the apartment, it was the view.
She yawned and stretched before she felt a sharp shooting pain in her head.
"Ouuuuuwwww!" She shouted.
"Oh, you are up." A voice said.
"Yes,I am." She replied, wait what?she didn't remember having a roommate.
She whipped around in shock to see a man clad only in boxers, cooking and happily humming in her kitchen.
What the fuck?!She nearly screamed.
"Who are you? how did you get here?don't move, I am calling the police!" She screamed searching for her phone frantically.
"Hey lady, calm down." The man spoke.
She picked up a hanger and waved it dangerously at him wishing she'd scare him.
"Don't move!" She warned.
The man watched her amused.
"Daniella!Daniella!" She screamed into the phone, "There is a naked man in my apartment and he's making deliciously smelling pancakes."
"Your annoying voice wasn't the first thing I wanted to hear this morning, what is it?" Daniella replied.
"There is a strange dude in my apartment and I got a hangover, calling the cops."
"Oh, you mean kelvin?"
"Kelvin from the club, you remember last night." Daniella tried explaining.
"I don't know what you saying, there is a guy in my apartment naked, making pancakes and they smell nice."
"At the club yesterday, dumbass." Daniella said palming her face.
"Oh..." Korina said in realization as the memories came rushing in.
"You do know you have..." Daniella began,"Bye Dan."korina cut her off and dropped the phone.
"You, so your name is kelvin from the club." She said facing him.
"Yes...my name is kelvin without the 'from the club' in it." He said emphasizing demonstrating with the mug cups he was holding.
"Don't you dare break my cups!" Korina warned eyeing him.
"I am so sorry."He apologised dropping the cups on the counter," So I was wondering if we could hang out some..."He hadn't finished before She cut him short with a question."Did we do anything yesterday? you know anything..."
"Nope." He replied.
She smiled lightly, bent down and picked his pants and shirt from the floor threw them in his arms and pushed him towards the door.
"Wait...i..." He said.
"What is it?"
"Could we hang out?maybe like a date or something, meet up for coffee perhaps?" He pleaded.
"Sorry,I don't do men"She answered.
" you do females then." It was evident that he was sad for his face fell after her response.
"No! I don't, you know what...get out!" She said finally pushing him out the door and into the hallways.
Phewww, She locked her door, walked over to the bed and fell on it embracing sleep again.
She woke up later to the sound of her phone ringing.
"Hello." She spoke, her voice still sleep filled.
"How's work? your boss unleashed her inner dragon yet?" Daniella asked with a chuckle.
"Dan, dumbass Daniella, today is Sunday."
"Nope, korina today is Thursday and you should be at work by now."
Korina looked at her phone screen.
"Oh My God!!!" She screamed.
Daniella shook her head wondering when her cousin would ever get her life straight.
"It's Thursday Dan, my boss would kill me, it's freaking 9:30 AM." Korina screamed running around the scattered apartment looking for clean clothes and undies as she smelled each cloth in the the midst of clothes thrown all over.
She took a whiff of a shirt and threw it aside in horror.
"My apartment is a mess."
"Your life is a mess." Daniella said pointing out the obvious, "And don't forget I got a date scheduled for you tonight, don't you ditch."She warned.
"I told you, no more dates."
"What was that you said? you would love to go on a date, well that's splendid." Daniella said and ended the call immediately.
Korina groned, Oh shit.
She ran out of the bathroom after what you could barely call a shower and picked up her phone.
Her boss was calling.
"Hello ma'am." She whispered as she carefully tiptoed to the bathroom sink still wrapped in a towel, her phone in one hand and brush in the other.
"Korina Black." The woman said, "where are you?"She asked calmly.
Korina was shocked that her boss was speaking calmly, she expected to get screamed at.
"Korina, the wonderful people of New York take breakfast at diners as early as 7:00AM and you happen to work at a diner and it's 10:00AM, korina where are you?" Korina was getting scared that she was still talking calmly.
"See ma'am, I just had a little accident." She lied.
"You had an accident next to a running tap? I can hear running water and a brush, you wouldn't happen to be brushing, would you?"
Korina spat at the contents of her mouth and dropped the brush,"yes, no, yes."She wondered why she even bothered answering.
"KORINA BLACK! IF YOU DON'T GET YOURSELF HERE IN THE NEXT 3 MINUTES, I WILL FIRE YOU!"Her boss screamed and she wondered where the old lady got her strength.
Now there was the scream, 3 minutes?She gulped.
"I gave you 3 minutes, you took 20." The angry woman behind the desk screamed.
Korina wasn't even paying attention to her boss, the only thought on her mind was the fact that she didn't get to eat the pancakes 'kelvin from the club'made.
"Are you even paying attention? young lady, what was the last thing I said?"
"Uhmmm, the last thing you said was 'what was the last thing I said' ". Korina replied and that was it, her boss snapped and threw the files she was holding at her.
"You are lucky, I haven't fired your sorry ass yet!" She screamed after korina as she ran out of the office.
Korina changed into her uniform, got behind the counter and took her position.
She looked at the long line of customers before her.
It was gonna be a long day.
"Nothing, absolutely nothing is changing my mind this time." Korina huffed in frustration as she looked at the now halved black comb in her hand.It broke while she was trying to comb her hair."Nah, I don't think dreads would fit you."Daniella said.She stood up from the bed and pulled some part of korina's hair playfully." ooouuch."She slapped her hand away and gave her a threatening look."I am honestly tired of my hair, it's hard to comb, hard to detangle, always breaking combs! It's frustrating, ugggh!" She complained further."Try combing it again!" Daniella suggested, "But with this, this time."She said handing Korina another comb.Korina took the comb and began combing."You see it works!" Daniella said in excitement as she saw Korina combing effortlessly.Snap!"Oh God!!!!"Korina screamed and looked
The hours Daniella had to wait were the most tiring and elongated hours she had had to wait in her life.She sat in the waiting room as she was tired of pacing around, her head bent over and shoulders slumped, tears streaming down her cheeks.She was sober now, the shock of the incidence had gotten rid of the liquor.She couldn't stop crying, thoughts of any possible terrible outcome of the situation ran through her mind.What if she dies?She raised her head and wiped her tears, chiding herself for being a cry baby, she going to live, she assured herself."Daniella." She glanced towards the direction of the voice and saw her mother approaching. She threw herself into the woman's arms and started sobbing all over again."Mom." She sniffed, "I am so scared.""It's okay baby." She consoled her rub
His jet black hair wasn't sleeked backwards this time, unlike the day she first met him, it was more ruffled and neatly unruly, maybe he rubbed his palms through it, She thought.Her eyes raked over his features, studying his oval face, blue eyes, a pointed nose and tanned skin. He had a real sharp jawline, she imagined it cutting through glass. She looked over him and guessed maybe he was about 6"1.No, don't get attracted, no men, no men, She scolded herself."Korina!" She snapped back to reality at the mention of her name."Yes." She replied looking at him squarely."I asked how you were feeling now." He said, "Repeatedly.""A lot better i think, just that my head bangs and I am a bit sore all over."She replied and looked around the room only then did she notice that aunt Dido and Daniella had excused them minutes ago.
Korina wore her mittens immediately she heard the timer go off, she opened the oven and brought out the tray of brownies.The aroma wafted through the air and she did a dramatic sniff, her mouth watered at the sight of the brown pastries. She set them down on the counter, took a knife and proceeded to cut them into shape when she heard a knock on the door."Coming." She yelled as she quickly made her way to the door.There was no one in sight when she answered the door, even when she peeped at both sides of the hallway not a single soul was found. She was about to step out further when she hit her foot on something.Korina looked down to find a white box and bouquet of flowers.She picked them up and took them into the apartment silently praying that a bomb wasn't implanted in them.She dropped them on a coffee table and took a whiff of the flowers,they smelt heavenly, yello
"Hey!" Korina's hand flew to her chest as she jumped off the chair in fright, the voice startled her."Daniella!" She screamed as she watched her walk excitedly into the apartment,"you can't just barge in like that, don't frighten me into having a heart attack."Her hand was still on her chest, her rapid breathing was beginning to slow down."Oh come on." Daniella dropped her purse on the bed and began pulling off her jacket,"you knew I was coming and besides you gave me your spare key, remember?""That I did and I might have to retrieve it back, in fact why are you here? It's 7pm and it's dark and late." She asked resuming her position on he chair."You have a date tonight remember? I am here to fix you up."Daniella walked over to Korina's closet threw the covers apart and started rummaging for an outfit."Oh my God, I totally forgot I had a date tonight."<
"This him?" korina asked as Daniella parked her car and turned off the ignition."Yes, that's him." She replied, using her hand to pull some hair away from her face, "So that's the place." She pointed to a 3 story building they were parked two buildings away from. The building was painted in all white, It looked a bit grand with the great architectural design of the pillars, Super fine tall glass windows and you could see the numerous chandeliers and all the other stuff associated with grandeur through them. The name of the restaurant was carved in bold italics on the top of the building, Korina thought the restaurant was simply magnificent, the type all the billionaires go to dine."You done gaping at it?" Daniella asked as she saw the way Korina scrutinized every visible detail of the restaurant."I think I should go now, I am running late." Korina said grabbing
"You must be one lucky girl." Korina heard a voice say as soon as she opened her eyes.Her vision was blurred, she could hardly see, she couldn't even make out the image of the person hovering above her or the image of her surroundings.Her head ached, it felt as if it kept splitting into two, she felt slight pains all over her body.She tried recalling the happenings, she tried remembering what led to what but her efforts proved futile and thinking made her head ache more."Korina." She heard the voice which she now found familiar call out again, "Can you hear me?" She almost screamed as she felt the pain in her head grow."Yes." She croaked, She closed her eyes and opened them again, She could see a little bit this time, her vision was gradually clearing up, She could make things out now, She saw she was on a hospital bed and she could see the face above her.It was mr hottie,
WARNING ⚠️: violent and bloody scene, violent themes, I repeat violent and bloody themes!please be warned."You should speak to Dan." Aunt Dido said, she shifted the blanket covering Korina.Korina frowned at her words and sighed."She feels bad and she's terribly sorry dear." She handed Korina a glass of water to take her tablets, She took it from aunt Dido took a gulp and put the tablets she held in her hand into her mouth, swallowing it all."Aunt." Korina said after recovering from the bitter taste of the tablets, "If she had shown that retard my picture at first we wouldn't be facing this, the date would have never been fixed, this disaster wouldn't have occurred and I could have been in my bed at home not a hospital bed.""I was angry at first too dear." Aunt Dido replied, "But Daniella was trying to look out for you, she thought she coul