Contrary to what she had expected, Niko took on her the fastest ride she had ever been on and Reyna felt her heart was going to jump out of her rib cage more than once.
By the time he came to an abrupt stop with tired screeching loudly, she had to open the door to throw up almost immediately.
Niko watched as the little girl emptied her stomach right beside his car and laughed heartily.
What would usually be quite unbearable to look at for him usually now looked like the best scene in the world.
However, he was kind enough to pass her a bottle of water for her to clean up.
“You don’t seem so fierce and threatening anymore huh?” He asked cockily as he looked at her pale face.
Somehow, it was so satisfying to see her this way after all the stress he had been dealing with all day.
Reyna on the other hand was too stunned to have a reaction. Somehow, she could feel like he had done this to punish her and yet there was nothing she could do about it. After all, she had gone knocking for trouble first.
This made her curse her uncle one more time for putting her in such a troublesome situation.
“Get in. Unless you want me to leave you right here” Niko said, his words snapping Reyna out of her thoughts as she got in the car.
The ride back to where she didn’t know yet was quiet as Niko drove quite reasonably this time, none of them spoke a word and right when they passed the hotel, Niko parked the car.
“You can get off now, those men won’t dare to eye my woman” he said confidently in a bid to reassure her.
However, to Reyna, that was more than a harmless statement.
She looked at him with her wide and clear eyes trying to see if he knew what he just said.
Niko on the other hand was surprised at how different she looked with her red lipstick washed off.
She looked really young and outstandingly pretty. And right now, she was looking at him with slight fear in her eyes.
“Or do you want me to drop you off at your home?” Since he was wondering why she wasn’t getting down, he guessed that she was most likely still scared of those men and asked her.
To his surprise, the moment he said that, the little girl opened the door and got off like there was fire on the seat.
As soon as she left, he suddenly felt like he ought to have taken her home, she looked too young to be moving around all by herself.
He looked in the rear view mirror to see if she was still there and was only able to see her entering into a cab in a rush.
Since she left already, he pushed any other thoughts off his mind as he drove back home.
He had finally gotten permission from his dad to take over this hotel and came here today to start work only to be taken lightly by all the staff.
Since he wasn’t ready to show his hand, he had called home to let his father know that his staff were misbehaving.
Instead of getting a sign of rage or dissatisfaction from him, all he had gotten was “they all know you are a useless waste, how would they dare hand over anything to you” his father had said with blatant mockery that Niko had no choice than to end the call without another word.
As soon as he got home, Niko took out his phone as he was undressing.
“Release all the compiled evidence, it’s time to take action” he said as soon as the number he was dialling picked.
Without waiting for any word from the other end, he ended the call and kept the phone on his dressing table as he stepped into the shower.
****It was only until she was in her dormitory that Reyna was able to relax her nerves as she let out a sigh in relief.
She was currently in her last year in college.
Unlike other scholarship students that stayed in the dormitory, she was able to stay in a room that had only three people which was rare since the school felt that since scholarship students weren’t paying their fees, they didn’t have to get premium accommodation and so placed them in a room that had four bunks and a total of eight.
Reyna was not only one of the best students in her department, she had also brought the school several merits in her four year course.
At the age of twenty, not only was she the youngest student in their class, she was the most intelligent, yet she was also the most miserable since she had no family.
“Ahh! Why do you look so disheveled?” Larissa, who was Reyna’s closest friend and roommate, said as soon as she came out from the shower.
Today was the weekend and Reyna had called her to inform her that her uncle had requested that she come home, she didn’t expect that not only would she be back here, she even looked like she had met some troubling ghosts on her way.
Since they were best friends, Reyna didn’t bother to hide anything from her and told her the matter as it was, which shocked Lisa.
“Is he even human? How can he try to sell you to someone irrespective of his age!?” She asked with indignation.
She had read things like that in books and seen them in movies and was shocked that her uncle could actually be that cruel.
“Thankfully, that rake didn’t touch you, because the news about him is just terrible.” she said with a sigh of relief.
Reyna nodded in agreement and then chatted a bit more with Larissa whom she called Lisa for a short time on most occasions before going into the shower.
After a warm shower, she studied for a while more and then went to bed after studying.
Niko dropped his cell with a satisfied grin, of course, he was certain that James couldn’t fail, after all, he had trained the trior himself for things like this and although they were his subordinates, they acted more like brothers.He was certain that in some minutes, he would get the call from home. He was used to this, a routine they enjoyed but yet made it seem like he was the one at fault.The first time had been unbearable for him, there had been a video of him beating someone who had beaten his younger step brother and yet, the video had contained only his own violence.For days and weeks, it was online and no matter how much he pleaded with his parents, they refused to budge on believing that it had only been self defense for his brother.And for his brother? The little brat had pretended like he knew nothing every time he was confronted while his mother and grandmother would rush to protect him.As a young boy at the age of thirteen
Niko chuckled coldly as he saw the news on his way to meet one of his subordinates, he preferred to carry out his work at night since it reduced attention.Also, it was easier for him to pose with women at clubs to make his dad see the news he wanted to see.Currently he was watching Thomas, his younger brother give a speech about saying how his family had no idea that his elder brother was gay and how they were going to make sure that this was something that wouldn’t affect the family business.Niko rolled his eyes with mockery laced in those green orbs.Being gay wasn’t even such a bad thing but he could trust his family to use any card they could.As a second teir family, the Suttons were struggling to make sure nothing ruined their new standing since they were a third teir family before now.After all, the finances and capital for all their family businesses has come from Niko’s maternal family and mother. Unfortunately
As she served the men in the bar, her mind repeatedly went to her brother in the hospital and wondered if anything was going to happen to him.Without knowing, she had already poured more wine than she was supposed to into a wine glass while thinking of her brother.“Where did they get such a waitress from? You are so terrible at your work!” A man yelled angrily as some of the wine that poured on the glass table dripped to his leg side.His words snapped her out of her thoughts as she hurriedly pulled back her face paling so bad that it looked like she didn’t have any more blood on her face.“So sorry sir, I’ll get the cleaning team to come over immediately” she said while bowing her head to let them know how sorry she was.The moment one of the men set his eyes on her, his eyes brightened as he appreciated her beauty. Immediately, a lascivious gaze was clear in his eyes as he delibe
CHAPTER SIX“I met the little cat sometime before” Niko said simply deliberately not saying more. Lucas also got the memo and said nothing more as soon as they got outside, each person left with their cars.Since he had a playboy reputation, Niko always drove himself avoiding anything that would make him look like a proper heir and always stuck with the noveau rich vibe. As he sped along the city road, a ring from his other phone made him slow down as he looked at the phone screen, he smirked as different thought process came into his mind. If that grandmother wanted a show, a good show would he send her way. An image of the girl he has seen just now flashed in his mind, his lips curled up and his eyes gleamed brightly at the idea that came to him. ****As soon as her shift finished she raced to the hospital spending extra money on a cab so that she could get to her brother quickly. Since she didn’t have a lot of money, her brother stayed on the first floor which was a less expe
“I’ll do all I can to keep you safe” Reyna said as she held onto Alan’s hands tightly. She had finally been able to get her uncle and Aunt to leave yesterday, however, they had made sure to drill into her ears that they would be back today. Although she was scared to death, she couldn’t let her brother know that she was so she acted like she got it all under control. “Sis, they mentioned something about you ruining a business transaction for uncle. Did you do such?” He asked his voice weak and slightly even lower than a whisper but since Reyna was so close to him, she heard it all loud and clear. “I don’t really know if I did. However, uncle wanted to send me off to someone. I couldn’t take it and ran away. I had no idea it was actually a business transaction” her body shivered slightly at the thought of that. He had actually planned to send her off or rather sell her off?Alan was shocked by this revelation as his eyes dimmed. If he wasn’t weak and sickly, he wouldn’t have to hold
“Grandmother.” Niko called out to the old woman who was engrossed in her phone. Unlike other people her age, she was technology and entertainment obsessed. Niko couldn’t remember seeing her either without a phone or a television playing some series. After some seconds, the woman lying on the bed finally managed to tear her gaze away from the phone as she looked at Niko with disgust in her eyes. “You are here.” Niko nodded and before he could say a word, she was speaking again. “I thought you wouldn’t come. After all, you have never obeyed me.”“Is there a reason why you decided to come?” With her raised eyebrows that made the wrinkles around her face more obvious despite the tons of surgery they had gotten done for her, nothing could hide that she was getting on in age. Besides, she had spent more than sixty years suffering, there was no way the remaining twenty years spent in money could make up for it. “Mother said you were dying. So I had to rush down and see you one more tim
Reyna was shocked to see her uncle call the bouncer and his wife out after which she didn’t see them again. Out of curiosity, she went out to search and saw that they were really gone. Although she was suspicious, she was still glad for the slight peace of mind. “Alan, I need to go back to where I worked last night, I was unable to get my payment before leaving. Make sure you use your mobile to call me as soon as anything happens” she said for the third time making the young boy roll his eyes which made reyna pinch him. “I know that I’m being a nag but you are too important to me and nothing, I mean nothing is allowed to happen to you.”Looking at her emotional eyes, Alan nodded his eyes turning red at the rims too. After confirming that he was okay and everything he needed was in close proximity, she left the hospital ward. “Miss, we request that you follow us for some urgent matters.” One of the two men blocking her way said. She remembered that she had seen them just now in the
“I won’t hide it anymore” Niko said when he saw the apparent confusion on her face. “I need a woman to be my girlfriend and soon to be fiancée for a period of two years, I’ll pay you a total of fifty million and you get half payment now and the rest after our two years contract.” He chuckled lowly when he saw the wide eye beauty in front of him. He wondered what was unimaginable to her. “I’m sorry but I think I’ll have to decline this. Firstly, I’m just a young girl in college and I’m an orphan. Secondly, everyone knows you are a playboy and I don’t want everyone to think I’m with a man because of his wealth and probably a baby” she said as her brows furrowed up. “For someone with so many challenges, you have quite the amount of reservations” he said as he took a sip of the wine in his hands. Reyna shrugged even though his words were quite embarrassing, she knew he was only being sarcastic. Besides, her impression of him was changing very quickly. “Well little wild cat, this is