Manuel walked out of the mall with a smile on his face. He had removed the nose mask and was now walking freely to the secret doorway.
Richard saw this and gasped for it was the first time that he was seeing his boss smile elsewhere aside from his mother’s presence and probably his own presence.
He didn’t know what to say to his friend and just chuckled as he looked back at his friend who was busy walking to the car with a smile. He didn’t want to ruin the moment by asking questions so he just stood there at the door and ordered that the security team prepare since they were leaving.
When Manuel wanted to make use of this particular shopping mall of his, he ordered that the mall be closed. He patiently waited at the back of the mall to enter once the mall was closed and then the head of the security team ushered him in, assuring him that everyone who was in the mall was out. Once he got in, he went straight to the lady’s section where he could get a dress, jewelry or any other thing to appease her heart because of how worried his mom was. He began to go through the dresses when some dresses shook.
‘These incompetent security officers!’ He muttered and walked to where he saw the dresses shake. A figure was struggling out from under, with her back facing him. He knew she was feminine, besides the skirt never lies.
“Phew! That was close.” She said and then turned to face him. Her mouth dropped which made him to chuckle.
‘Has she not seen a man before in her life?’ He thought and then kept staring, keeping his gaze fixed on hers. Her thoughts were unreadable from the facial expressions she made. Her silence was becoming annoying so he had to talk first, although he was surprise that she didn’t scream once she had seen him.
‘Girls I know always scream whenever they see someone they weren’t expecting. This one didn’t. He thought, with his eyes still locked on hers. They were the most beautiful pair of blue eyes he had ever seen but he still had to be skeptical. She could be some kind of gold-digger or she was scared that he was going to turn her to the security team.
When she didn’t say anything, he tried to talk but they heard the security coming. And just as if his eyes had hypnotized her, he watched as she shook her head vigorously, as if breaking free from the hypnosis then entering back under the cloth rack.
He looked at her baffled by the way she was scared and baffled by her hiding place. Even though there was no where to hide in the mall, she still had the minds to hide under dresses, when there are security cameras everywhere. Thinking about it, he wondered why the security team didn’t check the security cameras.
What was life trying to play with him, exactly?
Before he knew what was happening, she had dragged him to hide under the dresses just as she did. He cursed inwardly. This was his very first time doing something like that. He played when he was a kid but they never hid in such ridiculous places. They always played in the garden, hiding behind their treated grown flowers. The worst part of it was that, he was dragged under the cloth rack by a woman, a crazy woman at that.
All the same, he felt charmed by this crazy woman’s behavior. She reminded him so much of the girls he had watched and read in movies and books, the ones that any guy would fall in love with because of how natural they presented themselves to be.
If there was anything, Han Manuel was slightly smitten by the girl’s behavior. Even when she knelt up right and drew closer to him only to close his already covered mouth, he couldn’t help it but laugh at the way she behaved. Such girls were rare to see as most of the girls he had seen always acted cool and collected. In fact he was even shocked to see her hiding under the dress stand. She must be desperate to get a dress else she won’t be hiding when she is supposed to be outside the mall entirely.
When her hands began to tremble, he knew she was scared because the security team was very close, so he rapidly texted the head of the team to call them out. He held her waist so she wouldn’t fall and blow her cover but the stare she gave him was like he should press her body against his own.
How could one have such beautiful eyes? If not for the nose mask he was putting on, he would have gone straight for her lips probably. They were pink and full, very perfect and luscious. She immediately pulled away from the hypnotic stare and came out. He had to comply and let his little angel go. Besides, he has a mom who might freak out if he stays out any longer.
She didn’t speak but her eyes alone said a lot of things.
“Thank God they couldn’t catch me.”“A second ago I thought I was dead meat.”“This boy might be some bad luck.” So many random ideas of what could have gone through her mind popped in his.
‘Did I just think that I am bad luck? Why will I think that she will think that way?’ He scolded himself mentally and turned away. Leaving while her back was turned towards him was the best choice, so she wouldn’t call him…
But what makes him think she will call him. It’s not like they are friends or anything, they just met and by mistake. She was supposed to be outside the mall and not inside. He will warn those incompetent jerks la –
“Hey are you leaving?” She asked him, interrupting his thoughts. Why does it even matter to her if he leaves or not? They are not friends.
“If you leave, the security men will come here for sure and I will be caught.” She added. So that was why she was asking him to stay, unknown to him, she wanted to stay longer with him for reasons she herself didn’t know.
“Didn’t you come here to buy something? Why will you leave without purchasing anything?” She asked and he scrambled through the dresses and picked one, walking away. That wasn’t his choice for his mom, but seeing that she was over talking, he had to leave.
Honest to himself, the girl was a beauty, crazy and daring. She had a fault which was her talkative side but every other thing about her, he absolutely liked.
Unfortunately, this will be the last time he will meet with his princess, he wished he had stayed longer to have a meaningful conversation with her and be friends with her. Maybe they would have become lovers but his fate was totally against it. So it was better not risking it.
Unknown to Manu, the story has just begun, his enchanting love story with the beautiful Annabel Wen, a story like no other…
Manuel sat in the car enjoying his ride back home and playing some of his favorite tunes when the radio of the car tuned to an unexpected destination, a channel he didn’t like at all. “Welcome to Refine radio station, 97.2 FM. We have our TV channel which is currently channel 79 on TV station. We are here once more with some exciting news for you. Headliners first, Han Manuel, the heir to Han Empire will be turning 23 in a few months, rumors has it that he will officially be the owner of Han Empire by then.” Manuel just sighed. Richard tried changing the channel but Manuel decided to listen to the news just a little. “The sole bridge linking Town K and Town N collapsed this morning with 2 casualties and two deads. Former Minister of State was arrested for embezzlement of state mone, part of which he already started using. He is under severe torture to explain where he hid the rest of the money, accor
Manuel took his mom to the room where she was now resting. He came down the stairs and met his best friend Richard making calls. His face was no longer as pale as before. He was very better seeing that his mom had become calm. For a woman who wasn’t suffering physically, she was suffering emotionally and it pained Manu even more. How will she survive when he dies? He looked at Richard and smiled. His best friend was always there with him and maybe Richard will be there for her! No! Richard will be there for her. He will be the Manu in her life. Richard loved Leera like his own mom and Manuel knew that there was no better person to entrust his family in, except his best friend Richard. That was another reason why he kept Richard busy as his assistant because once he died, Richard will be the one to take over and take care of his mother. If he had a choice, he would have decided against it but that was
Annabel Wen, I didn’t raise you to be such a rascal.” Ann’s mom scolded her. Lea mistakenly spoke about the fact that everyone left the mall but Ann hid under dresses. “Mom!” Ann cried as her mom kept pulling her ears. She was feeling pains but hehe, she was definitely going to punish Lea for spilling the beans. Lea knew fully well that she was in for trouble as Ann was being pulled by the ear. “Mom, it’s not just me. Lea was in the mall with me when all these happened. She didn’t even tell me that everyone was walking out of the mall.” 'Oh boy I’m dead.’ Lea made a mental note and before she knew it, Ann’s mom used her other hand to pull Lea’s ears. Lea started to cry like Ann as the mother kept pulling their ears. “You stubborn kids, we raised you better, Margaret and I and here you are, being stubborn and foolish. Did it even occur to you that there were security cameras around and they co
Time passed by quickly and it was 6 pm already. Ann was dressed in a sky blue trumpet, halter-neck gown. It went slightly below her hips, straight, and then flared down to her ankle. Instead of heels, she wore flats and tied her hair in two pigtails. She looked…“Horrible! You look horrible Annie.” Lea groaned angrily. Ann’s two pigtails made her look like a kid and the shoes… well the shoes were manageable. Lea on the other hand was putting on a purple body-hugging gown that barely crossed her knees and matched it with black heels that had purple stripes on them. She had bought the dress using Brent’s card and although she cried that she spent his money, she was happy that the dress enhanced her beauty. She didn’t tie the hair but rather left it loose but wavy, with a pin on the left. Her makeup wasn’t much since she didn’t want so much attention.“You look beautiful, Lea. Brent
Manual wore a black tuxedo with a blue bow tie, that made him look like a Prince from some enchanting kingdom. At that moment, life worries didn’t make sense to him anymore, he smiled as he looked at himself on the mirror. “I would have dyed this hair blue to match the outfit.” He mumbled as his hands ran through the soft purplish hair. “Wow, my baby boy looks dashing today. Are you going out with Ginny today. She said it’s been long since you last took her out on a date.” Manuel sighed as his mother kept ranting about the one person he didn’t want to discuss about. His mom liked Ginny, his high school classmate that clung on him like glue for over 5 years. Ginny and Manuel met in high school . She was a transferred student to his school and he must admit, she was even more gutsier than the girl he met at the mall. Ginny on the very first day she saw him, approached him, telling him she liked him. ***<
“One more shot!”“One more shot!”“One more shot!”Ann and Lea, accompanied by a group of people who were at the party, cheering on Brent who was in a drinking competition against a certain guy they just met there at the party. Brent drank and drank till he could drink no more, then his opponent drank one last glass making him the winner by a glass.The crowd immediately dispersed after they cheered for the winning champion.“That wasn’t bad, dude. We should do this some other time.” The man that defeated him chuckled but Brent shrugged. There wasn’t going to be any next time, maybe if he returns to the country as a hopeless futureless man. Besides, he planned on returning to the country and making Ann his wife, immediately.Some guys came and stood beside the girls, admiring their bodies, especially Lea’s body, because of how her gown highl
Ann nodded comprehensively and drank from the very glass of beer of Brent. It slightly burnt her throat and she gulped down the rest quite difficulty. The after taste in her mouth was sour and very much different from the sweet drink she was drinking couple of minutes ago.“Jeez. My drink suddenly tastes different.” She complained, studying the drink again. This time, her vision was getting blurry and she couldn’t see the content of what she had just drunk clearly.“Annie! Why did you have to drink that?”“W-what?”“That’s Brent's beer and you know very well that you have a very low alcohol tolerance.”“You talk a-about l-low a-alcohol t-tolerance w-when I-I h-have n-never d-drunk a-alcohol b-before.” Ann stuttered as she struggled to keep her eyes that were closing, open. She had mistakenly drunk from Brent's glass and now she was su
••• Kenny and his men took unconscious Ann to a hidden place, behind the club. The joy he had knew no bounds because he was about to do something to Ann that he will enjoy for the rest of his life. Ann was a beauty and not just any kind but a fresh and untouched beauty. He licked his lips as he kept her unconscious body on the ground. Just the sight of her in her full clothing made him rock hard that he imagined the monster that will take over him once he took off her clothes. “Boss, hope we all will taste this fresh meal.” One of his men asked him and he groaned. The stupid fool just interrupted his perverted thoughts. “No!” He answered huskily. “But don’t worry. Once I’m done, you all will have turns on her.” He chuckled before continuing. “That is if you don’t use your noise to get me upset.” Kenny seemed to be a dark man. With the way 3 big men kept quiet once Kenny s