"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 laughing. But he hardly held himself back. “What was that code? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Who dares to set such a code… BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!” Deep inside he was laughing…..
Roveign city was a well-known place for its fantastic law. As for the law, it meant that nobody could badmouth the city or the government even if they were the devils playing the games! People had to tolerate their wrongdoings for they had no power against them. Money had devoured the city long ago and rich people overpowered the commoners. There were no rules, nor justice. All that mattered was money! A group of people tried to oppose such a system, but the system shut its mouth in no time.
However, it didn’t take too long to know who was the person behind the daring deed. The secret door closed after they entered the tunnel. For a while, they could only see a long tunnel with no lights. They had to pass the road with the help of the front lights of the car. Mr Dixon was watching the road carefully and was waiting for the unexpected. He was so curious and excited that he even forgot to blink. After finishing the trip on the long dark road, they saw a gate from where a bright light could be seen.
They were astonished to see so many people behind the big gate. Colourful lights were flickering everywhere, although the place was kinda deem. There were so many casinos, nightclubs, fashion houses and many bright places. People there were dressed like thugs and goons. But some decent people also could be seen every minute who wore coats and pants.
A group of thugs were beating a person in a corner. The man was shouting to the Inhumans for mercy. Mr Dixon could hear his scream even though his glasses were closed. This type of scenario used to make him disgusted, but then he was engulfing it as if he had entered the wonderland! He was losing his mind imagining his nephew's state. He was anxious to think about a similar situation happening to the boy. So, hoping was the only thing Mr Dixon could do at that moment while sitting inside his car and watching the man beaten to death.
In front of some bars and nightclubs, couples were doing nasty kisses and some were touching themselves indecently. Some of them were even having sex in corners and front of people. But it seemed that others were enjoying the show. They didn’t bother at all as if it was usual.
The whole place was so dark and gloomy like a lunar night and the atmosphere was really heavy to breathe. Mr Dixon was wondering where he had entered. There were so many buildings and the road seemed to be never-ending! He couldn’t even imagine that there was a place beneath the city. And it almost looked like one itself, like a city beneath the Roveign city.
How many days it would've taken to build this place and who made it, Mr Dixon was wondering that. He was curious to find the person behind it. But little did he know, it was his nephew who built this empire.
Beyond their expectations, it took almost half an hour to reach the main headquarters which was exactly in the middle of that mysterious place. It was a huge building decorated with colourful lights. There was a long queue and four guards were checking every single person who was at the gate. They were more like thugs than bodyguards. They had tall and huge bodies, they had muscles which you couldn't see daily!
Suddenly a person started shouting at the gate, "Mothefucker!!! I told ya that ain't got nothing to do with that blondie!! Why wouldn't ya lemme through, huh??"
"You don't have perm! Get the hell outta here boy!! Don't show that ugly face of ya'r anymore!!"
The boy was jumping like a monkey and making a scene. He spat in front of the road and shouted, " The boss is now under a bitch?!! Shame on ya!!" He looked up and screamed, " Hey ya hearing me?? Are ya inside the pussy?? Is that why you forgot your man??!! You damn fucker!"
The guards who looked like golems came forward. They had murderous looks on their faces. One of them suddenly punched the boy that he flew away and hit a motorbike parked in the distance! "Shut ya'r damn hole, you fucker!! Who are ya shouting at?", he shouted.
"This bastard has forgotten his place. Grab him!" The most terrifying of them signed the others in his team to pick him up.
The boy couldn't even move properly but he somehow managed to wave his hands as if he was telling them to stop. But they lugged him aside and started beating him mercilessly! Paul gulped at the scene whereas the driver was also staring with huge eyes. His mouth was open and fear was stamped on his face.
"Sir...would you like to proceed yet?", Paul was hesitant.
"Are...are you sure that..this is the place?", Dixon could hear his heartbeats. He couldn't even think properly let alone speak! "I...I mean is this the place where he grew up?"
Paul replied with a sad smile, " I would like to deny but...haha..yeah!"
Mr Dixon was silent for a moment but he got out of the car without replying to Paul. He fixed his coat and then walked towards the gate. Paul also followed him after telling the driver to park the car near. The other cars had also come inside the tunnel with them but Mr Dixon's bodyguards stayed inside the cars since they were warned to sit tight and not take any actions.
"Sir! Wait! Wait for me!!" Paul rushed to Mr Dixon.
Thanks to Paul's thorough work on this, they entered the building easily after showing the invitation. They saw a huge crowd as soon as they entered the building. A rock song was being played at the back and the DJ was changing the song from time to time. It was kinda disturbing since people were focusing on skinship more than enjoying the music or even the nighttime in the club as if they only came here for free drinks, food and girls!
A man in a hoodie walked through the crowd. He had the same features as the men outside the gate. Mr Dixon’s heart skipped a beat, he was scared to even look at him. The muscular man came near Paul and Mr Dixon. Paul whispered to him something. More like he shouted at him, being unable to talk properly because of the crowd and loud music. After talking for a bit, the man gave a sharp look at Mr Dixon and pointed to follow him.
“Sir, let’s go.”
“To meet the person you’ve been dying to meet.”, Paul smiled brightly but his face was hidden behind the nightshade lights of the club. It was so dark that his expression escaped Mr Dixon, but Paul’s polite voice gave strength to him.
Mr Dixon followed the man inside the club and Paul tagged along. They passed through couples who were drinking and some were even dancing. They were shouting crazily like dogs. The deeper they went, the thicker the crowd got. There was a swimming pool right beside the stairs to the second floor. People were playing with the water there. There was another DJ and a drinking bar in the corner. Some girls were flirting with boys while having drinks. The bartender looked kinda decent to be a thug or a goon. He was constantly shaking the glasses. The beautiful blue and pink shades of a drink caught Mr Dixon’s eyes. It was like hydrangea flowers were dissolved in it to make a starry night drink! It was so beautiful that his eyes stuck on it until they ascended to the second floor.
There were also two men guarding the door wearing decent clothes like rich men. They were intimidating but they cordially greeted them. Mr Dixon couldn’t believe his eyes to see another world so different from the first floor. It was so bright as if he was in heaven. People were laughing and the betting sounds were like jingles to Mr Dixon. The shuffling sounds of cards and people cheering loudly were proof of this place being a casino.
Mr Dixon was amazed to see some well-known celebrities in the room. “Yesss!! I’ve won!” A man in a blue suit shouted. He was wrapped around by a woman. They kissed as soon as they hugged each other, rejoicing in their win.
The other party was shaking, but he managed to accuse the winner of cheating. The winning party didn’t stay quiet either and opposed his accusation. They stopped as soon as the croupier declared that the man didn’t cheat.
“Ugh!!!! My two million!!”, shouted the man who lost. He left the table crying while the other person told the croupier about another deal. It was the same scene on other gambling tables. Some were the winners and others were the losers. This is the life of gambling because it has only two sides: Win and lose. The main player here was luck and people’s strategy, but mostly luck.
Mr Dixon was rolling his eyes around to check the place carefully. But his eyes stuck on a man who was standing inside a glass room, a floor above where he was standing. He had brown hair and a handsome look even though he had a figurine like those thugs as gatekeepers. He was holding a wine glass and was looking around. It seemed he was alone in the room.
The young man honoured his glass as soon as Mr Dixon and his eyes met. The man in the hoodie returned his gratitude. He grinned back and called him to his room. Mr Dixon was feeling embarrassed since he was just about to wave at the man, but he stopped as soon as he realised he was mistaken. While they were entering the room he was thinking about the young man. He was surprised to see a carbon copy of his brother-in-law. It was beyond doubt that the man was the person he had been looking for earnestly all these years.
Mr Dixon took a deep breath before entering the room. Excitement and anxiety were cocktailing inside him. He fixed his coat again and entered the room where the young man was sitting relaxingly on a big black couch, “Welcome, Mr Nile Dixon.”
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
“Why did you lie?” Eleanor shot a glare at Howard who was standing proudly thinking what he did was right. Clearing his throat, he instantly replied, “They wouldn’t have accepted me if I said I was a don, would they? "They won't consider a clerk as their son-in-law either!"Eleanor snarled at Howard who was still acting hard to get. After having a silent glaring fight between them, Howard peeked at her before he asked, "Why do they hate you so much? Aren't you also an Anderson?" An instant reply came in return without hesitation, "Don't know!" However, Eleanor's shaky eyes were saying otherwise. She averted her face from Howard who was staring at her inte
Howard followed Eleanor to her room without any fuss and jumped on the bed as soon as he got there. He threw his shoes away which almost hit Eleanor. Grabbing the soft pillow, he groaned, "Man, am so beat!" Nina was standing by the door with her eyes widened when Eleanor was standing aside watching Howard relaxing on the bed without any concern. She had a lot of questions that she wanted to ask him, but then she changed her mind thinking she needed to teach this don some mannerisms. She politely asks him to get out of the bed, "Mr Howard? Would you freshen up first?" "Let me sleep, will ya? Have a lot to think about!" He groaned as he rolled on the bed. She was about to give up when she thought o