I've never seen father this nervous. He always acts speechless and shy whenever he gets nervous, so am pretty sure this guy was a big deal. "I had to handle a certain problem." He said with all manner of seriousness, am shocked, Father never responds firmly to anyone, even mother. No doubt that was addressed to mother. Finally, the two came to a stop, just a few feet away from each other. "Good evening, Alpha Max." He greeted him.
"Mr Shawn, I believe you have my package ready for me." He said. Father smiled and brought forward the box. The man they called Alpha took a good look at it and frowned like it was not what he had expected, he glanced at me and I shrinked with fear. "Is that all? This wasn't what we had discussed. Mr Shawn." Something bigger than what was in the box, this just makes me more desperate. What was their deal about. The Alpha seemed to losing his patience with each passing second.
Father bowed deeply. "I deeply apologize Mr Max, but what you asked for was something I couldn't give you." He boldly told him. There was tension between these two, one my mother noticed. She held me tightly and drew me closer to her. The look on the Alpha's face finally turned into a forced smile and he took the box away from him. Father handed over the key to the box, the Alpha took a peek inside and smiled. I tried to look too but I am so short, that it was hopeless.
He held out his hand for a hand shake, when they did he said to him. "It was nice doing business with you Shaw. Have a nice day." He turned his back, and began to walk away, with his bodyguards sandwiching him as if their lives depended on it. Father watched as the Alpha got into his black car and handed the box to his most trusted right hand man. Breathing a sigh of relief, father supported mother with his hand behind her back and led us outside. We walked back to the car. He said nothing as he started the engine and drove off, even mother didn't say a word.
The next morning, the house was more than busy as we packed our necessary belongings. Father had ready our airplane tickets and international ID's. The plan was to leave the country to find a new home, I think. I was having breakfast as the maids and my nanny showered me with kisses and praises as though I were still three.
As my parents descended from the stairs with the luggages which were immediately taken outside by one of our domestic employees, I quickly took off my hearing aids.. It was an emotional moment as we bid their farewell to what we've called home for as long as I could remember and to their domestic staff including Freya, my nanny as we finally got into the car, the rest of the stuff we couldn't bring will be shipped later, and a couple of other stuff and food supplies were given to the workers. Next week, a new owner would move in, as father had already sold our house to remove all trace of our existence.
As the road stretched out in front of us, mother could finally have a peace of mind. There was a glow on her face as she often turned back and smiled at me, it was like nothing happened. I would also smile back at her and this would cause mother to be overjoyed that she retrieved some chocolate from her purse which she offered to me. I looked out the window, day dreaming of what life has installed for us when I felt someone tap me. Mother kept trying to get my attention, she signed for me to put on my hearing aids which I did. Father cut us short when he screamed. "What the!" My mother looked forward and spotted a car that significantly missed ours. But the maniac didn't stop there, he drove forward and when father tried to swerve in the opposite direction, he ran our car over with full force. I can't remember what happened, but I found myself struggling to breathe and holding my mother's hand. The car flipped a couple of times before finally landing upside down on the asphalt.
In a moment of haziness, mother and I looked over at father who was severely injured. I couldn't stop the pain on my body, it felt like I was stabbed with a knife over and over again. Everything felt wrong, my body ached severely. I could hear mother call out father's name, and reached for him when he didn't respond. I wonder why he wasn't responding, what happened to him. I tried to wake him up so many times but he just sat there, he wasn't moving, confused I wondered what this was, although I knew fully well what it was, it was difficult to accept the truth, and wept bitterly.
After much struggle, she managed to unlatch the seat belt and reach for me. With the little strength she had left, she pushed me out, and crawled out too, her legs were damaged and she had no hopes of walking without limping for at least a year. Looking forward, we spot the mad driver who had caused all this and mother holds me tightly. Judging from the fact that he stuck around, he wasn't done with us and that scared me. The man came down and mother quickly recognized him, "you. Simon." She said in anger.
He couldn't care less. "The Alpha wishes to speak with you." He said casually.
"Why should I go with you. You just murdered my husband." She said in tears.
He squats next to her and looks towards the direction of the car. "He...." He pointed towards Father's dead body and continued. "Tried to run away."
"You almost ran into us, what stopped you from dropping by to say hi." She asked, he erupted in laughter and stood up.
"Now that wouldn't be doing my job now would it. I was asked not to go nice on you two. Now back to business. The Alpha wants to have a word with any of you that survives, and that's you. So would you come with me or should I use force."
"There's nothing that I wish to say to him now that my husband is dead, so, to hell with him." Although he could tell she meant it, he just sighed, thinking of what to do, he looked around and when he spotted me, he gave a devilish grin which didn't go unrecognized.
"Your little girl. How old is she?" He asked. I stepped back when I realized he asked of me. Mother stubbornly stayed quiet, but the bastard grabbed her by her hair and made her look towards my direction, scaring me to death. She had to reply. "Twelve." She said. His eyes sparkled like he just won a lottery. "Twelve, she's so young. Hey, what do you say if I drop a couple of bullets in her brain." The word echoed in my head as I froze up.
Horrified, she begged him with all she got. "No, please. I beg of you, I'll do anything."
"That's more I like it. Now let's move it, the Alpha might get mad that you're late." Anna felt the cool metal on her temple and decided that he meant business. She signaled for her daughter to come closer and together they both got into the car. I remembered how I tried to run away, back to father but mother held me tightly she didn't want to let me go. To shut me up he placed a gun on my head. He took it off for a second and aimed at the window where father was, and pulled the trigger, if father wasn't dead then this surely killed him at last. Hoping I understood he pointed it back at me. Although I didn't want to die, nothing stopped me from crying, my tears were non stop and so was my mother's.
We arrived at their destination in one piece, ironically. Right outside the warehouse, the same one where father had brought us. Mother didn't want to get down from the car, she looked outside the window for a while, until the man spoke up. "Let's go." He said, all she did was nod. She got down from the car, the pain in her legs causing her to limp as she pulled me close to her. Anxiety washed over us as we got closer to him. I could feel her trembled and her knees were shaken. Finally we came face to face with the Alpha, he didn't look happy at all. Funny because he just killed my father, we should be the one upset right? Shouldn't that have made his entire year?
She looked away from his fierce gaze. Everything about this man screamed danger. He grabbed her face tightly in his hand and squeezed it. "Why did you betray my trust?" She couldn't help but gasp for air when he said that.
"What are you talking about Alpha Max, we gave you what you wanted, didn't we?" She asked.
He kept questioning us like it was natural. "Where were you running to? Why were you leaving the country, why were you three in a hurry to leave the country." She was silent, unaware of what to say or how to reply to his question, she bit her lower lip in frustration.
When asked a second time, she looked him square in the eyes. I remember that look on her face, like her worry suddenly vanished. "I told you we've done nothing wrong, why don't you understand, you killed my husband for nothing." She cried, "we decided to leave the country, that's all. What we do with our private lives doesn't concern you, and talking about trust, well I have no idea what you're talking about. The best person to ask about this was my husband, but you've killed him so I have nothing to say about your trust. I just met you, and so did my little girl, please let us go sir." Her reply angered the Alphas' men that they volunteered to kill her but he stopped them.
He turned away from her and nodded to himself. "Go. Get away from here." He instructed us, mother didn't hesitate, she took my hand and ran towards the exit, when suddenly I heard a loud noise.
The shot echo throughout the room. I became nervous when I felt mother squeeze me like never before. When I looked up at her, she was crying but there was a warm smile on her face, one I didn't like, one that felt ominous. I felt so many things at once. I felt something heavy lodged in the pit of her stomach and in a split second, loneliness crept in. "Am sorry we failed you Diana, I just want you to know that we tried." That was the last thing she said to me. The next second, she collapsed to the ground. I rushed to help her up but the moment I touched her all I saw was blood. It was the second time today, and now, both of them were dead. I couldn't stop my tears from falling freely from my eyes, this was reality. When I opened my mouth I could only scream out one thing. "MOM." I called out repeatedly. I rubbed my body against mother's and hugged her one last time, not minding she was lying in a pool of blood.I felt a heavy deadly aura draw closer and
The morning began with a lot of running around in the mansion. Everyone was busy as hell, and it wasn't a day to smile at all. News spread that the Alpha had fallen ill. It was just three weeks after my arrival, a sudden illness of the Alpha wasn't that serious, but when it proved to be capable of killing the Alpha, it was no joke. His health worsened each day, as he looked pale, lost control of his inner wolf and sometimes could hardly speak. It continued that way for weeks, until finally, he died, am almost certain they might me for it.Calm down Diana. Don't jump to conclusions everything will be alright.On my way out I spot Miss Hailey outside, talking to one of the men from the mansion. Unfortunately, I was caught peeping at them, there was no way to hide now. "Diana." She called, she signaled for the child to come. "Assemble all the maids. Tell them to meet me inside the mansion, Madam Taylor would like to see us all. Including you." Miss Hailey s
"So it's true, her parents are murderers. How horrible." I fought back my tears as talks about my parents flowed amongst the maids. They went on and on about a crime I didn't commit. I had no idea what was going on at that time and even now. Still they made it seem like I was responsible for everything.Soon, other maids joined in on the conversation, taking pride from talking against I, not caring about the consequences. "I wonder, doesn't that make her one of them too? I mean she's got their blood in her." Right, they just want to make things clear that am no different from my parents, well that's too bad because unlike them I know my parents and they can never think of killing someone not less kill, I'll just have to wait for the right opportunity to prove them wrong."Very true." They laughed."Enough you two." Miss Hailey yelled. They immediately became silent, and were careful not to anger the chie
Just when she had started to feel highly about herself, Brenda spoke up "Still, I don't get why he had relationships with four of us." That left her in a bad mood, even I could tell."Maybe he wanted a girl." April said. He had seven sons, why would he need a girl."Don't know." Lucia replied. Slowly the tension between the four women died down and they spoke freely. Madam Lucia looks at me and smiles sweetly. "Speaking of which. Don't you think they need to know the survivors of the murders." Lucia asked. She was referring to me, she probably must have figured who I was.Taylor looked at me and hissed, "who Diana. Why?""Because I think they should patch up,I mean the girl's done nothing wrong." Brenda said."Well she did, she was born." Like I asked, how is being born my fault."Put yourself in her shoes." Brenda yelled."Come on. Let them meet.
Once he left the hall, the boy suddenly came to a stop. I hid behind the walls, knowing it won't take an hour for him to find me. Afterall he was relying on his nose to find him the trace of my scent. The worst part was he was standing before the door, why do I always have to be cornered. I peeked at the door, checking if he had given up or not, when a couple of maids came from the other side of the room with a laundry basket. Now is my chance, once they got close to me I mingled with them and helped them out, no one would refuse help anyway so they let me help out. On reaching the door, he looked around and finally stepped away from the door.Saved.I handed over their things and fled.I was sitting by a pond, there was a log wedged on one side of the river where I sat, my feet in the cold water, making splashes every now and then. "You." I heard some rustling and looked behind me. It's time, how did he find me so quickly. , Diana turn
After the run in with his brothers, Jasper spent the rest of his day strolling around the mansion in a bid to avoid them. At some point, we bumped into each other and spent some time together. He got into an argument and got scolded at. So it's safe to say he was having the best day of his life. As his brothers departed, he knew he also had to leave, especially since Madam Taylor didn't like the idea of me being with one of the Maxwell brothers. "Remember what I told you and please don't cry anymore. He stood upright "See you later Diana." He said with a smile. "Let's meet after the funeral okay."Strange. I didn't want to cry anymore after all I had made a promise not to, and now, I really didn't feel like breaking it. I had never met someone similar to me in my entire life. Although we had separate lives, we were similar in so many ways and that made me happy.Gosh.I really feel like a fool by
Over the years everyone had left the mansion and went to live separately including Madam Taylor. She moved with her sons, (can't say I wasn't happy though) the only people who didn't move were Dave and Evan. Someone had to keep watch over the mansion since they were all going their separate ways and they volunteered. I was also happy that happened, otherwise I would have had to see the faces of the twins everyday.As I wiped the dishes, Aunt Hailey came over to me, looking over excited and happy. Which I find awkward considering how unpredictable she could be some times. "Guess who's coming over Diana." Aunt Hailey whispered to me, I wasn't really sure about what she was trying to do, considering the fact that I knew no one except her. So who would actually make me overjoyed, or is it someone she knew.I shake my head and reply. "I don't know, can you please tell me." I wouldn't be too bothered except she was blushing a bit too much
Well, I guess that's the last of what I need. [Sigh]. This fool came along to get his watch and ended up paying for everything so I gave it back to him.. I checked my phone and although it's late, I'm happy I got everything on the list. "Hey." He called from behind. I wonder why he's still following me. I gave him his watch. A normal person would be on their way but not this guy. Ignore him Diana, he's just a nuisance. "Hey." The minute he drew me back we bumped into each other again, no one fell, but I definitely dropped something. The world suddenly lost it's sound.Oh no! my hearing aids. No, no, no. Where is it?I bent down to search for it but I couldn't find it, where did it fall to? What will I do now? please come out.After searching for almost twenty minutes, I gave up. There was no point standing there to hear him out because I won't hear him, I'm not sure he understands sign anyway. The