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 soon as his mother died, his father had taken in another woman and son that was younger than him by a few years only.
Niko closed his eyes and took a deep breath that made his tightly clenched fingers unclench.
His phone rang with a message notification and he looked at it to see a message from his uncle, his mother’s brother and also the current head of the Sergio family.
“Don’t let yourself suffer losses that you can’t recover from”
The message was just like him, direct and simple and yet passing across a lot of messages.
He stared at the messages for quite a while and only replied just when the car stopped, an indication that they had arrived at where they were going.
Unlike the hotel he had been to the other day, this was more elite and was rumored to be a seven or eight star considering the quality. It was literally luxury and despite how much his name was moving online, not only was there not a single reporter in sight, no one out there took a picture of him.
Niko walked like he owned the place and only stopped when he got to the last room at the end of the corridor. Without a knock, he stepped in, his subordinates that was with him right behind him.
As soon as he entered the room, the two men in there stood up hurriedly and if anyone that mingled in the business world or the upper class of the society was here, they would be stupefied.
The first man was the managing director of Okin, a top tier tech company that had started here in their country but had been able to spread their wings to become a strong force to be reckoned with internationally.
As for the second man, he was the biggest authority in Nirvana, a chain company that had started with engineering and construction but had quickly developed into more industries and grew bigger over the years. If one wanted to say anything that could bring these two companies together, it was that they had started at the same time seven years ago and now, they were both giants in the financial and business world.
The hotel they were in was also one of the franchises of Nirvana.
“I should be resting, why did you both suddenly decide to meet?” He asked, his words having a lazy draw to them as he leaned back in his chair.
“I brought a new blueprint for the expansion and some mapped out areas and decided it was only safe if I gave you both in person and let Kyle encrypt it. After all, I cannot assure the security of my gadgets” Lucas said with a faint smile.
Niko didn’t even have to look up to know he was bullshitting. Yet he said nothing and cast a lazy gaze at Kyle as if to let him know it was time to hear his own lie.
“Errr.. I.. Lucas called me here to get the blueprint also” he said with a little stammer that made Niko laugh out loud.
His heart felt a little warmer as he guessed that the both of them had intentionally called him here so they could distract him and perhaps let him have some fun.
At twenty six, all that Niko had as family were these two people besides his uncle and grandfather from his mothers side whom he barely went to meet since he wasn’t so used to them yet.
Other than work and his big plan, he really had nothing else going on in his life.
“Just spend some time here tonight, after that, we would all have to go back to work.” Kyle said while Lucas nodded in agreement.
Niko sighed and then nodded.
“I heard that my younger brother seems to want a partnership with Nirvana?” He said out of nowhere as he recalled the bit of news he had heard from James.
Lucas and Kyle burst into laughter at the same time upon thinking of Thomas who thought himself invincible and amazing.
“I intend to give him some little bit of hope before squishing it all out from him” Lucas said, his eyes flashing with some bit of cruelty.
Niko nodded in satisfaction and said nothing more, the three of them enjoying their company amidst silence and some sparse amount of conversation.
****Reyna sighed as she served another table. She had served several tables since she got here that she was getting exhausted but thinking of the paycheck she was going to get this evening, she endured and served more.
“Reyna, come along here” a man whom she had guessed to be the manager came along and she served the last drink on her tray and followed him hurriedly.
He led her through the corridors and into a room that was right before the last room.
Unlike other hotels, this was the first time Reyna was seeing such exquisite design.
The bottom floor where the receptionist and the basic welcoming and administrative staff were was there like usual while they had several doors that led to some outdoor places.
For the dinings and meetings, they had constructed a two floor underground building that catered for such needs. It also made it that no one really had to know if you had been here if you went straight to the underground as a VIP person.
One had to admit that the designer was someone that knew how to cater to the upper class society.
She was currently in the underground floor and the manager had taken her from the first floor where the clubs were to the one that was directly below the base floor that everyone could see usually.
After taking the order of the about fifteen men in the room, she went out so she could bring what they wanted with some assistance also.
If she could perform well and get consistent employment here, it would only be beneficial to her, after all, she still had a brother to look after.
As she walked to the bar, her phone rang with the familiar ringtone that she had set for Larissa and the hospital so that she could ignore any other call until she was done from work.
Looking around to confirm that no one was coming, she ducked into a corner and picked the call, her heart dripping the moment she heard Larissa’s panicked voice.
“Rey! Your uncle and aunt are threatening to cut off your brother’s treatment if you don’t come back to meet the man from yesterday. They just arrived at the hospital not too long” the anxiety and panic in Larissa’s voice not any less than the one in Reyna’s heart.
“Please tell them I have agreed so they don’t take any further action, I’ll come as soon as I finish my shift. You can also tell them I’ll come home tomorrow morning to follow them” she said after thinking for a while.
Currently, the most important thing was not stopping the treatment, as for the other matter, she would be sorting as things went on.
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
“Learning is more fun when you aren’t hungry” Larissa says with a smile as they left the last class for the day, as she had eaten before the class, she had understood better. Reyna on the other hand didn’t mind since she was used to attending classes and working on empty stomach and the food made no difference. “Are you sure that it’s the food or you are just a foodie, you snacked during the third class and I’m certain you had breakfast also.” She teased while making notes in her head about her schedule. She currently had to go to the diner after which she would go to Maxwell’s house to tutor him since he had an exam soon. As for the hotel work, after yesterday, she had no interest in it at all. “Are you going to the dorm with me?” Lisa asks despite her knowing the answer “I’m sure you know I’m not, however, I’ll be back soo….” She’s unable to complete her words as a luxury black car parked beside them with a loud screech startling both girls as they move backwards immediately.