When those words leave his mouth, the class gets Pindrop silent.
I know it's normal for girls to lose their virginity so early, but it's not okay to exhibit it to the whole city.
We have a reputation to maintain, and people are a little old-fashioned in this small city. Their mindset is not as open as people living in big cities.
And people are a little conservative and suspicious of anything new. Our city is so tiny that it is unmapped on the country map.
It's like a group of people arrived here and cleared a small part of the forest to construct houses and make a living in them. Everybody knows everyone in this city.
And everybody will know that I lost my virginity before turning 18, before my marriage. And it will be taboo in everybody's eyes.
I'll be a shameless person now in their eyes. And what comes after that is a judgemental eye every time I leave the house.
If this incident is known by my manager at work, I will have to say goodbye to my hard-earned job.
So, this was Tina and her friend's plan all this time; I thought they just wanted to play a prank on me by drugging me.
And it was me who just jumped on the man I saw because of the drug. Was it like that, or the man was also arranged by them? Is that man also mingled with them?
It has to be like that; they must have paid that man to do this. How can be someone so cruel to another person they don't even know.
What wrong did I do to that person? As a victim, I can't even identify my culprit. What should I do?
'Why is she standing like a statue? why isn't she tell them they are wrong?'
'Yeah, she is not talking back to them because what they are telling is true.'
'How can someone so shameless be studying in our class? I feel disgusted to stay in the same place as her.'
'She spent a night with someone. Who could it be? Can you guess?'
'Who would want to sleep with that freak? He must be desperate. Hahaha……'
'I heard she works at a hotel downtown near the forest. She must have slept with management to get the job.'
'Who will give a job to her in this city? Of course, she has slept with higher management to get that job.'
'Well, she must have slept with the customers as well. How can she be allowed to go to VPI rooms if not for that.'
Slowly murmurs and discussion started in the class. They were not even trying to keep their voices low.
I can hear all of their voices. And what do they mean I got the job by sleeping with higher management? I got it with my own ability. It hurts when everybody judges you for the wrong you never did.
I wanted to answer all their questions and tell them to shut the f*ck up. Don't judge a person based on whatever you hear, but…
"What are you doing standing there? Don't you have a mouth to answer if someone asks you a question?" Tina questioned me, coming to the front to stand beside me.
I turn to glare at her only to see the big smirk on her b*tch face.
"So, this was your plan. To make me a laughing stock. You could have just told me on the face. You want me to get the hell out of here. I would have disappeared from your life without question." I ask her, gritting my teeth, unable to keep myself in control.
That only makes her smile even wide.
"I'm I telling you a joke?" Tina burst into tiny giggles at my question.
"Oh, my dear Eliza, can't you tell? It's my mission to get you out of this town, out of my life. Do you want to know why we hate you? Even though you are my cousin," her question caught me off guard.
"Because of your mother, Your mother is the reason for my hatred. Because of her, my mom didn't get all the love, support, and family heritage a first daughter of the family should get."
"My mom deserved everything as a first child of the family, but your mom stole everything from her, and you think my mom should look after you just because she is your mother's sister?"
"Never, if not for your mother. My mom would be the one to carry the family legacy. I would have got the prestige of being a daughter of such an old family. The family with such a great history."
Tina was lost in being a prestigious daughter of the family she was talking about, which I have no idea about.
"What family are you talking about? you are still a pampered daughter of Martin's family," I ask her. I don't get what she is talking about, and when did I get a family heritage to follow and protect?
Her imagination broke as she looked at me with an angry face with those questions. "It's not for you to know; why do you care?" She scoffed at me.
"Now let's talk about the present, how was it? Was he good in the bed? You came so late at night that I was worried like hell," she spoke with no intention of keeping her voice low.
Of course, she wanted everyone to hear our conversation making sure everyone heard about what happened with me yesterday.
"Even though we are a little reserved and don't accept this type of behavior in our household, I'm happy for you. You found someone that you can rely on. Is the man good to you? He will not ditch you after everything both of you have done, does he?" She asked me with a look of a caring sister on her face.
Even though she had such an innocent expression on her face, I could see the cunning smile in her eyes. She was having such a good time in my misery.
"Why are you asking me about that man? Wasn't you the one arranged for him?" I couldn't control my anger "how much did you pay for him to do that?" I snap at her.
She looked so clueless at that question. She is such a good actor she should definitely try being an actress she may score an award for her talent.
"What "o you mean I should know? How would I know who slept with you? Or is it that you slept with many people in the past that you don't know their names"" She was hell-bent on making me a shameless sl*u who sleeps with whoever I get my hands on in this town.
The whispers once again kicked off in the classroom, Tina's words. Now nothing can make them see the absolute truth about me.
Now I will be branded as Shameless S*ut in the town, and nothing can stop this from becoming a city talk by the end of the day.
I wanted to yell at her for what she did to me. How can she have the face to say it was me sleeping around the town for fun to lose count of the men I slept with. Is she sane? "It was all you and your…." "Okay, what's going on here?" professors voice cut my argument, and the whole class became silent. "Nothing, sir, just a health argument between us sisters," Tina replayed, eyeing me to keep my mouth shut. "Whatever she said," I replayed, making my way towards my chair. Everyone parted with a look of disgust when I moved near them like I was a plague. Even if the professor noticed, I'm glad he did not comment on that. What would his reaction be if he knew the situation? Well, he will know about it by the end of the day. My seat was near the window. I started looking outside, not interested in listening to whatever the professor said. My class is situated on the third floor, and I can get a pretty view of the forest behi
When the time hits 5 o'clock in the evening, school ends, and now I have one hour to reach the hotel to report for my job. I wonder if I can keep this job now, I'm sure everyone knows whatever happened in the college by now. What will they think about my work ethic now? I tried so hard to secure this job. With my hard work and passion, I made an impression on my Manager. And now It's all gone, for a lie Tina and her friends waved for me. Well, it's not entirely false. I lost my virginity to some asshole Tina has arranged for me whom I can't even identify, even if the man passes just by my side. But I'm not being as shameless as s*ut and sleeping around in the town. Why is she hell-bent on making me regret being born and living with them? It was familiar for everyone to see the welled-up tears in my eyes, and I could always see the pettiness they felt towards me. And it always hurts more when I see those looks people give me when they hear about my suffering and losing my family
"And what scent are you talking about?" Elizabeth raises her eyebrows at Susan with a look of determination on her face. Only she knows how much fear she had in her heart. It took all Elizabeth's effort to stop her body from shivering because of the fright. Susan stops laughing and stands straight, but a small smile remains on her face. It only makes Elizabeth more nervous. "You know you always smelled like fresh roses and sandalwood. Now you are not. Did you perhaps change your perfume" This is weird. Elizabeth doesn't use body perfume. Elizabeth doesn't have the money to buy it even if she wants to. How can Susan smell roses and sandalwood from me? "What do you mean I smell like roses? I don't use perfume. How can you smell the scent from my body when we don't even interact with each other?" when Elizabeth asked her this, Susan looked like she was taken aback by her question. "I-" Susan struggles to form a proper answer, "I live in the woods, so my sense of smell is a little sh
When Riya told me she wanted to talk to me privately I couldn’t express what I was feeling was its fear or hopelessness or both. Both Jack and Susan go silent on us which makes me more nervous about the conversion I’m going to have with Riya. They look at me with concern-filled eyes and gives me an assuring look that calms my heart and mind. Even though I talked to them today only I feel some type of connection has formed with them I didn't even feel it when I made friends with Katy. It feels like I formed a bond with them in such a short time and knowing someone in here cares for me and my safety. they are there for me behind my back praying for the best for me I can see that in their eyes. Even if my own family was present here they would never care about me as much as these two cared for me at present. And the irony of this situation is a stranger that I meet today is more worried for me then my own family. And whatever situation I'm currently in is because of som
“So, is there anything you want me to know or you want to tell me anything, you have a chance now Lisa” she continues with a blank face. “I – I’m... I’m s-sorry” I hide my face from her not having the courage to face her demanding and questioning look. She doesn’t say anything just sits there may be thinking how to break the news to me that I’m fired. “Why are you sorry Lisa?” she questions me. Does she want to hear it from my mouth only? Why? Was it not enough to hear it from others she wants me to tell her everything in detail? I pursue my lips and whisper in a low voice “You must have heard the rumors about me”. “Yes, but I want to know if they are true or not from you only” “Yes, they are true I -” she cuts my sentence in half “So, you are really from that family” “Family? Which family?” Confusion clear on my face what is she talking about when was there any rumor about my family. “Off course Greenwood family” she looks at me expec
Her words give me a glimmer of hope and comfort I needed. I wanted someone to tell me not to mind the others talking behind my back, to stay confident and face whatever comes to me. I'll stand by your side to support you and encourage you. And for a minute I thought she will be there for me when I need her by my side. "You know I wasn't lying when I said you can talk to me any time about your problems" she squeezes my hand "I'm all ears and I'll be happy to guide you as an elder sister, I mean it". I hug her tight as the words leave her mouth I'm very grateful to her, this is exactly what I need at this moment of my life, Thank you I say hoping my sincerity reaching her. “Thank you so much I needed that” I express my gratitude towards her earning a pat on my shoulder. “Now what is this about the scheming sister you have mind explaining to me,” she says look of anger crawling back to her face, and I’m glad to know it is not directed at me. I hesitate f
When I was in my own world Riya brought me back to the present time. “Do you remember anything about that person or what room did he stay in we can find out who is he and make a complaint about him”I try to remember anything that could help us with this but nothing comes to my mind so I shake my head at her “No, I don’t remember anything it’s very vague I don’t remember much I only remember the brown eyes of that person and…” I furrow my eyebrows trying to catch something which passes fast through my mind “or was it red?”“Red? You are saying you saw red eyes?” Riya questions me seriously, then there it is that look she knows something that I don’t know. I want to ask her what it is that she knows but not telling me but I fear it may be something I don’t want to know or something she doesn’t want to tell me.“I don’t know maybe brown Who has red eyes anyway&rd
Don’t worry so much about this to tell you exactly this mark is very important and many covet for this mark and you go this even without trying and once given I can’t be taken by any other person so it may bring danger to you because of jealousy.Just try to hide the mark and everything will be fine she gives me a reassuring smile to calm me which the job. She handed me the concealer she has in her table drawer to apply for now it was not the correct shade for my skin color she is a little tanned whereas I was a very pale color. But it did the job of covering the mark for now.Thank god I wore a turtle neck today for class so nobody could see those bruises and marks of yesterday on my body. If everyone has seen the mark on the mark would I be alive right now? A shudder runs through my body at that thought.I leave the room with many emotions: curiosity, frustration, fear, uncertainty, and anger. What should I do now? This mark can bring danger to my