“Where are you taking me? Le..let me go!!” Aiden was moving like a cockroach in the capture. His eyes were blindfolded and his hands were tied to the back.
"Shut his goddamn mouth!!!" Howard shouted which ended up echoing in the room! Suddenly it was pin-drop silence. Nobody spoke or moved.
"Who..who are you?!" Fear could be sensed in Aiden's voice as if he could guess a little bit that he was standing before his death. But he shouted again while crying, " I asked...who are you? Do you know who I am? Let me…"
Before Aiden could even finish his whole line, Leo put a sock in his mouth. Aiden kept struggling as he couldn't breathe! He gulped his words and tears fell down his eyes.
"Take him to our old place." Howard signed the back door to Tany and Leo to take Aiden away from his sight.
By lugging Aiden, Leo and Tany took him outside the room where loud sounds were coming from. There was a casino beneath the room and it was where Aiden used to gamble! The sound hit Aiden's eardrums. He instantly realised where he was and who was the man inside, the owner of the hoarse and manly voice.
A shiver ran down Aiden's spine. He was thinking about how to get out of this mess. He didn't even have his phone to call Eleanor. But he somehow knew that sooner or later she would come to look for him. Till then what they were gonna do to him was his only concern!
"There was a debt surety on the paper, right?" Howard asked Quell who was standing for his orders.
"Grab the girl!! And bring her here."
Quell got out of the room in a hurry! Neo took a deep sigh watching his way. He took the file on the table and ran his eyes through it. "Eleanor Anderson! Isn't she the granddaughter of Miranda Anderson?"
"You keep useless infos, boy!!"
"Oh come on, bro!! You ain't get anything from this girl! She's like the cola can of them..hehe! Use it, drink it and then throw it…" Neo chuckled as he threw the file down on Howard's table.
Staring at the file intensely, Howard asked, " I thought the Andersons cared for their own. What happened to that?"
"Ain't ya know? Long dark past!! That bitch is just swallowing the shit!"
Howard was speechless. He couldn't think of what to say. He hated womanhood because of a certain someone! But somehow pity was covering his heart and mind as Eleanor's name came up! But he buckled up in no time.
"She might be useful in some way or another…. Or else we'll just sell her. Whaddya say?"
"Whatever you say…"
"K! K! Sell her."
"Don't be a softie! You'll fall otherwise.."
"YEAH! YEAH, MAN!! I got it! Don't be weak… I gotchya!!" Neo dashed out of Howard's room and slammed the door which made a huge sound. The people in the casino were looking up to know what was happening. But Neo went back to normal as soon as he got down. He joined the tables to enjoy himself with a calm and smiling face, his natural posture.
Howard laid his back on the sofa and hid his eyes from the shimmering lights. "Boy! There's no place for guys like ya…" He let out a sigh that echoed in that soundproof room.
But then Howard realised he was left all alone, again! Maybe people like him were meant to be left behind even though they were standing at the peak of power. Howard took the wine glass from the table and took a sip. He kept rolling it in his hands. Cold it was, but also empty. And no one was there to pour wine for him…..
“Hello? This is Eleanor Anderson here. May I please speak with your Senior Officer in charge?" Eleanor called the Roads and Highways Surveillance Office. "Please, hold on a minute." A polite manly voice responded to Eleanor's phone call. A beep sound came into her ear as she was wearing a mini wireless Bluetooth headphones. Eleanor left home about half an hour ago to look for Aiden. But there was no information about her father yet! She was on her way to the Roads and Highways Surveillance Office. But she took the road to the party at first. Since Eleanor was forbidden to show her face in front of Miranda, a long road was the best choice for her until everyone from the Andersons left the party hall. She inquired about almost everybody she knew, who attended the party today. But no one had seen Aiden. "It means he didn't go to the party.", Eleanor murmured while waiting for the Senior Officer on hold. She tightly held the wheel. Her eyes were burning in rage when she thought how irr
"Sir, the place we are going to isn't suitable for people like us. So I would like to tell you to stay calm.", Paul warned Mr Dixon who was looking outside the window and watching the car being devoured by a big tunnel. Cars were passing by. Some were looking at his car repeatedly while driving. It was a daily scene for Mr Dixon. But he was awestruck when he saw a tunnel beneath the tunnel! It happened a while after they entered the first one. Suddenly Paul told the driver to pull the car aside. He got down from the car and went near the tunnel wall. Mr Dixon was dumbfounded seeing a voice checker inside the wall. Paul took a deep breath seeing Mr Dixon staring at him intensely. He let out a sigh and went near the checker. A voice came out from inside when he tapped the button, “Say the code!” “Fuck you, Roveign!” “Voice recognised. You can enter now.” “.................” Paul was about to cry. Mr Dixon watched the whole show. He was so loud that Dixon was on the verge of laughin
Eleanor took a detour from the place where the van was last seen. However, there wasn’t any secret passage or any other linked road. She took another three rounds to confirm, but there wasn’t any clue where the van might have gone. Eleanor stopped the car far from the tunnel. It was almost getting dark. The sky was filled with bright stars and birds were returning to their nests. The view made Eleanor more depressed thinking about the uncertainty that she could find her father. Eleanor finally realised that Roveign city was far bigger than she had imagined. She didn’t know a thing about that place even though she had been living there for twenty-two years. It was a jungle and if you weren’t strong, you wouldn’t survive there. The anxiety and fear Eleanor was feeling, was sign of facing a beast. Or more probably facing a certain someone. Eleanor sighed while looking at the night sky. It was cold. She rubbed her arms to keep herself warm. Yet she couldn’t tolerate the cold wind that w
That was the first time when Howard felt uneasiness around men. He was feeling suffocated to breathe as he noticed four eyes were staring holes in his body. “Are they gays?!”, was the only question circling his head. He couldn’t meet their eyes and kept looking at the casino downstairs. Feeling the pressure and not being sure if his boss was going to start the topic first, Paul broke the silence in the room, “Haha, the meeting was unexpected. Don’t you agree, Sir?” Mr Dixon kept looking at Howard without replying to Paul and that confirmed Howard’s doubt, declaring Mr Dixon as a homosexual. Howard thought of making himself clear before a misunderstanding had started. He cleared his throat, “I’m straight!” However, hearing Howard clearing his throat, Mr Dixon also at the same time said, “I’m sorry.” But then again, Howard’s weird line forced him to ask again, “I’m sorry?!” “Ya’ve been staring holes in me!”, Howard protested. Realising their mistake, Paul and Mr Dixon started stam
Eleanor was circling her room. She almost ate her nails while pondering about how to get the money. Even if she accumulated all her earnings and savings, It doesn’t even reach the foot of the loan. Because her parents would devour half of her money and Eleanor was ordered to pay her employers on her budget. That’s why she could only afford Nina and their driver. And there were additional costs too which were already too much for Eleanor to handle. So her savings were ultimately less than her total earnings. Nina came inside the room with a tray of food in her hands. She was worried for Eleanor since she didn’t take a single grain after breakfast. On top of that, Eleanor wasted so much water as she cried after getting scolded by Miranda. If that went by, it was sure that she would fall sick. That’s why Nina was thinking of a trick to make her eat her dinner. “How?! How to get the money?”, Eleanor was biting her thumbnail. She sat down on the sofa, frowning her eyes and getting drown
Howard slowly approached with a locket in his hand. It shone brightly reflecting under the light that caught Nile’s attention. He took it to take a look at it and a lovely smile was born on his face at a glance. Howard sat face to face with Nile. Seeing his clumsy face, irritation clouded in his head. He lit a cigarette while relaxing his back on the couch. Some of the others were sitting at the back or standing in the corners with guns in their hands. They were waiting for the right timing to shoot the unexpected intruders in their boss’s life.Swinging the locket clumsily, Nile looked at Howard with a beaming face. He pointed at the locket, “Hey, see there? There’s HD written in Pacifico.”Howard focused on his pointed positi
Eleanor was standing inside the club, clutching a fat leather bag in her hand. There was a lot of money in it that she didn't wish to lose. She sold her brand new car, Ornaments and valuable assets including the old house she lived in after discussing the matter with her aunt Laura. The only person who could help her at that moment. She also shared a little bit of money with her. That's why losing the money would cost Eleanor her life and the place where she came was rather a hell for her.Eleanor was surely surprised when she came inside the tunnel. She couldn't believe what she saw. Everything that wasn't graceful was happening here and her father dropped so low that he started gambling in the clubs here. But she knew what was the other reason he would come here for and that was women! Not that mattered anymore since what was done couldn't be undone. And her mother was partly in fault. So s
Nina was thoroughly cleaning Eleanor's room after a fine long time since she had been busy watching over her these past few days. None would disagree that Eleanor had been absent-minded as she kept messing up her works. Although she knew the fact that was bothering her, Nina couldn't help Eleanor because she was powerless herself. She could only support her mentally when what she needed most was money! And in the end, Eleanor had to sell everything she was saving to start her own business that she dreamt of from her academic period. Nina couldn't help but feel bad for Eleanor who taught her and helped her grow up along with her by sharing her belongings. Their relationship was more of sisters than madam and maid because Eleanor never let Nina feel that way. She was there for her on her sunny and rainy days! Not to mention, in the life of an orphan like Nina, Eleanor was a God sent