I slowly opened my eyes and a radiant light forced my eyes close. The light was bright enough that I have to blink multiple times to take it in my stride. Amidst the blinding light bedazzled brighter than the light was her smile. She was standing there looking back at me beaming the prettiest smile that sparkled up to her eyes. Behind that sweet smile was her bidding goodbye.
I gasped. “Gugu!”
“I’m here!” Gugu panicked and appeared in front of me.
I gazed at her and for some seconds she glitched like car’s blinkers. I lunged at her seizing her for a hug. For split seconds I was able to touch.
“Woah! Did you just touch me? Another upgrade?” Gugu twirled her excitement. “Do it again! Do it again!” she told me hopping.
I did it again but my grasp passed through her washing away her excitement.
“Trial card?” She lowered her head turned around and passed through the wall.
SERRAWhen I went out of the room, the door of room 667 opened, there went out Kate. I waved my hand at her smiling.“Good morning!” I greeted high-strung.“Good morning,” she greeted back in a low voice not throwing me a glance. “I’ll go ahead, Serra, I’m going to be late in my photoshoot.” She promptly turned her back at me and walked fast toward the elevator.I hastened my pace walking after her. “Hold it, please.”She busied herself on her phone leaving me dumbfounded when the elevator shut close right in front of me. She obviously intended ignoring me.“What is wrong with her?” Gugu’s face turned grumpy.I turned around and head toward the other elevator at the opposite end of the hallway. I don’t remember doing something the upset her.“That is how fame change a person.” A low baritone voice sounded in front of us.I til
“Gugu, can I ask you a favor?”“Sure!” She smiled at me after taking a big bite on her sandwich that I made myself.“Can you watch Amara the entire day? I have a feeling that someone will harm her.” I brought my index finger on my mouth and bit my nail. My heart is racing since I received that vision.“Does it have to do with your vision the other day?” She stuffed the last piece of sandwich in her mouth.I nodded and glanced at Amara who was approaching in our direction with Mandy. She waved her hands at me from the distance. I waved back and I couldn’t help looking at her bulgy tummy. It’s getting more visible in the eyes with her tight shirt choking it.“Why don’t you tell Grip about it?” She was looking at Amara.“I’m afraid that he might end up reaping the baby instead of helping.” I looked away.I know Grip. He’s not allowed to
I went back to our table and their were three strangers, girl students, mockingly looking at my girls.“Of course it’s alright for you to get attracted with a twenty-nine years old hottie since you were attracted to that old Murray. Like how old was he? Forty? Fifty?” The girl at the middle flipped her hair and laughed with her friends.“Eavesdropping? Are your lives that boring for you to listen to someone else’s conversation and meddle?” Amara stood up looking at the girl straight in the eyes.“Look who’s talking? Are you poorer than rats that you threw yourself at one of the Collins, get pregnant, and get rid of him right after? Poor Bruce brainwashed by a golddigger.” The girl on the left pushed Amara’s chest. “You should be expelled for getting yourself pregnant without a husband,” she added and was about to push Amara again.“Lay your hands on her and you’re de
ZACK“Mr. Collins!” I called him grabbing his arm.He looked back and he was stunned to see me. The shock on his face was swiftly replaced by disgust. He shove my hand and turned away.I swallowed my pride and dropped my knees on the ground. “I’m begging you, Mr. Collins. Sir, olease help my mom. She’s dying. The hospital won’t allow her brain surgery unless we pay for it in advance and pay all our debt as well.”I’m willing to pay any expensive price. I could gave up my name, pride, dignity, everything to save my mom.“I don’t have anything to do with you.” He stared at me like he was looking at a complete stranger.I sneered. I got up on my feet and wiped away the dust and sands on my knees. I clenched my fist. If my plea won’t work on you then I don’t have a chose but to you m
“Amara Beltran,” I mentioned his beloved ex-girlfriend’s name that made him stop. “She loves you and wants to get back with you but someone is stopping her. He’s manipulating her, brainwashing her,” I added staring at his back. I saw his anger through his clenching fist, heard it through gritting of teeth, and felt it as the atmosphere tensed. It smelt like a perilous rage.“Who?” he queried. A single word that weighs vast anger.“Bruce Collins,” I answered. I smirked with how his reaction worsen. The veins on his arms were about to explode. “I heard and saw everything. How come? Because I am the Mr. Collins’ illegitimate child.” I justified bitterly to convince him.Labeling myself as his illegitimate son didn’t hurt anymore. I was immune with the pain. What worse than that was watching my mom suffer in her hospital bed for years and I couldn’t do anything.I
“You think you’re family? You’re the family? You’re wrong. I am also a Collins and I will steal everything away from you...” I put out down the golden knife and fork, then extravagantly wiped my lips with the white linen cloth. “Including your girl,” I added beaming him my provoking smirk.In one swift move he slashed my cheek creating a long line across it using the knife that I used to cut the steak. I laughed. He looked confused but he soon realized my intention.“You...” He lunged toward me.I covered my bleeding cheek and faked a scream. The nurses immediately ran inside the room that I prepared for me to talk with my half-brother privately.“I told you! He’s insane! He called me Mark!” I exclaimed while the vacinity’s nurses took him away with force injecting him with a drug to snatch his conciousness away.He wasn’t crazy but I’ve made everyone think he
“Where could she be?” Lulu panicked.“You should have told us earlier. Nothing like this would have happened,” Kate said pushing all the blame to me. “I wouldn’t have missed my photoshoot,” she complained crossing her hands on her chest.I sneered and gave her a disgusted look.“You sounded more worried for your photoshoot than your friend. Let me remind you, Kate, no one forced you to stay here. You could leave if you want to.” Mandy butted in between us.“Guys, come on! It’s not the right time to quarrel. Someone abducted Amara!” Lulu meddled and pushed the two away from each other.I pulled Grip away from them. “Grip, I have a feeling that you know where she is.” I grabbed his hands and locked my eyes to his. “Please tell me,” I pleaded.“I want to but I can’t, I shouldn’t,” he said not leaving his eyes from mine.
“Insolent fool!” Her hands snapped into black thin strips and elongated toward Grip’s direction, attacking randomly.Grip turned around slashing his scythe in the air releasing a huge curve of light and hit all the strips bursting it to fire flakes. The flakes stayed in place, floating in the air. Grip raised his hand and snapped his fingers turning the flakes into ashes. Cold wind blew sweeping all the ashes away.The demon cried screaming. She regrew her hands by reducing her necks’ lengths. She outstretched her fingers forming them into long and sharp claws. She clawed in the air unleashing multiple black curves in succession. Grip leaped over her head spinning and landed on the ground standing behind her. He dodged her counterattack with just one jump.The concrete wall that the black curves hit cracked and crumbled down the ground in pieces slamming my ass on the floor in shock.Her six heads wailed ferociously. The corners of