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, he had thought that his brother had of course been too scared to talk or speak of what happened. But after two more years of seeing the true faces of his family members, he had decided that there had been no fear. It had all been deliberate ignorance.
And from that point on, the young boy had started to fend for himself, look out for himself and also draft his life.
Just like he had predicted, the loud ring of a phone, different from the one he was holding, broke him from his thoughts as Niko stood up with his towering height of a 6:4, he was easily the tallest man in most rooms he entered.
“You bast**d! What have you gone to do again? Are you coming out of the closet now!??” The man on the other end of the phone raged on with anger as soon as the call connected.
Looking at the news that was backed with several proofs, he was torn between excitement and shame. After all, no matter what, he was still his son, so even if he wanted him to be useless, knowing that he was into the opposite sex was also going to make him embarrassed when he went out.
“Do you have to believe everything they say online, you don’t even bother to ask me first?” Niko questioned even though he had the answers to every question.
“I don’t know who I must have offended to have such a useless son like you. And you want to take over the company like this?”
Before the conversation could go any further, Niko ended the call with his face curled in a sneer at his father’s behavior.
Which proper father wouldn’t try to take off the news and would only be concerned about putting the son down and making irrelevant conversations at such a point.
However, it was only good if they behaved in this way, after all, he had a plan.
And like that, the whole internet and news media was flooded with news of Niko Sutton being gay.
Of course it was hard to believe for a lot of people, after all, he had an image of an overall rake that changed girls, but with several pictures that showed him intentionally taking those pictures with the girls and him kicking them off almost immediately, some people started to believe it.
They reasoned that it was probably because he wanted to hide him being gay that he had gone through all these lengths to achieve such a result.
As for the ones that felt it was impossible, they were proven wrong not long after with a video from one of Niko’s longest relationship.
From everything the girl said, it was already conclusive that this billionaire heir that was known as an extreme sports lover and rake was actually gay.
“Boss, should we increase the flame?” A man asked stepping out from the shadows as Niko was planning to go upstairs.
“My ‘brother’ would increase the flames. By the time I want to step out, I would dare not step out” he said nonchalantly.
From the apathy in his voice, one could see that he didn’t really care about the news, after all, he had been the one to give the instruction.
***“Rey, my sister just told me about this job gig, I don’t know if you are interested since it’s in an hotel club” Larissa said as she entered the room.
While Reyna could study quite comfortably in the room, she needed to go out to the libary for her to study well.
Reyna’s ears perked up as she heard a job.
“I don’t mind but I already promised Alan that I would come visit him today, after all, I hadn’t been there in three days” she said her emotions conflicted.
Her brother, Alan had been a frail child since she could remember, it didn’t help particularly that not long after her mom gave birth to him, they had gone on a trip and never came back, some time later, they had gotten the news that they were dead.
Since they were still too young, they had moved in with their uncle whose wife believed they were taking up the space and income for an extra help and made her do all kinds of chores for her and her daughter.
Over the years, Reyna had thought that it was only her uncle that was on her side and respected him greatly.
However, the incident from yesterday was only a proof that none of them was different from the other in that family.
“I’ll go to the hospital and visit Alan for you, I’m also his best friend remembe?” Larissa said teasingly which made Reyna feel emotional as she threw her dainty figure into her embrace.
“Thank you so much Lisa, I don’t know what I would do without you honestly”
After revising together a little, Larissa brought out her phone excitedly. Since they were doing the same course, Reyna preferred revising with Larissa to help her understand better, after all, she was not as intelligent as her.
“Have you seen the news? Turns out that Niko Sutton is actually gay!” Lisa said excitedly.
One could tell that this was something she enjoyed a lot.
Reyna looked at her in surprise. Her eyes opened wider than they usually would. Perhaps it was because she had just met him yesterday, but with his outstanding looks, high sexual appeal and previous reputation, it was quite hard to believe that he was gay.
She stood up and went to look at what Larissa was looking at until she was finally convinced that it was really true that he was gay.
“I guess he really hid it well” she said simply as she started getting ready to go to work.
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
CHAPTER ELEVENReyna goes to the hotel first to get her last night payment and by the time she got to school, she had missed the first three periods her entire mind however was just on the past event. From meeting Niko for the past three days to getting to a point of playing pretend fiancée for a playboy like him, everything had moved fast.“Have you been able to sort out your uncle and Aunty?” Larissa asks her as she looks around the class confirming that her voice is low enough. “Yes I did, they had left the hospital by the time I left” her eyes open wide in surprise. “Are you serious!? They actually allowed your brother to continue receiving treatments? With how they were doing, I really thought it was going to end there today and I already even called home asking to borrow some money.”Reyna’s heart warmed and she pulled her in for a hug. “Thank you Lisa. I don’t know what I would do if I don’t have you.” Although she was going to tell her the truth, she didn’t want to say it in