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 deliberately showed a look of pure anger on his face.
“This girl, do you know how much these shoes cost? Even if you work for five years here, you would never be able to afford it.” He said exaggeratedly as panic came upon Reyna.
“I’m so sorry sir, I was distracted for some minute, forgive me” she said sincerely. It was originally not such a big deal and they could easily just scold the girl a little since it hadn’t poured on his shoes and was rather the hotel’s wine that wasted. But seeing how attractive she was, the man wanted her to be frightened so that having a night with her would be easier.
Reyna on the other hand was oblivious to the man’s thoughts and only frowned a little when he kept on complaining and calling her names. She didn’t think that it ought to be such a big deal as such.
After a while, she raised her head and spoke out, “this customer, I would get the manager to come here and talk to you. If your compensation would be from my fees, then you can take some of it. However, there’s really nothing I can do by staying here with you”
Seeing that she dared to speak up, the man was even more angry and started another bout of complaints.
After several cups of wine, Niko and his friends knew that at that point they had gotten to their maximum and anymore would leave them to drunk to behave normally.
“Let’s leave, there’s still work tomorrow, after all, it’s Monday.” Niko said as he stood up.
Since it was for one of them, they didn’t need to pay and they had even been attended to by one of the proper staffs.
As they left their rooms, Niko could hear an angry yell and his face scrunched up slightly.
The rooms here were designed to be sound proof and one couldn’t here what was going on in another room. When they neared the room, he realized they had left the door open and he gave Lucas a look that seemed to communicate that he got something done about.
As they passed the room. Niko subconsciously cast a glance at the room and was shocked to see a familiar figure inside. With a closer look, he was certain this was the girl from yesterday and she seemed to have the Ninth Haven’s staff badge.
‘Did she work here?’ He pondered as he looked at the whole room surprising Kyle and Lucas who wondered why he was waiting there.
“Little girl, didn’t I tell you to wait on only us? Why are you here?” He said as he stepped into the room. Although he hadn’t bothered to check who was in the room, he was certain there was no one there that deserved to have his head bowed.
Reyna looked up in surprise at his familiar face, with her smart wits, she was sure that he was trying to help but she didn’t want to put too much hope in that.
Lucas understood albeit his surprise that Niko was trying to protect this girl and stepped forward shutting up the men that were just about to lash out at Niko for his interruption.
Although they didn’t think that Niko had any power that was greater than theirs, the moment they saw Lucas, the big boss of Nirvana which was the mother company of Ninth Haven hotels, they immediately kept quiet.
“It’s good that you are here, one of your staffs has been slack in her duties and allowed some damage to come by my shoes while serving us wine. What compensation do you have for me?”The man that had been facing Reyna said arrogantly.
Now he wasn’t sure if the girl had anything to do with this group after all, she was quite the stunner, there was a slight chance that she had caught the big boss’s eye so he had to do it with discretion.
Lucas looked at Reyna for a split second and then looked at the floor and table.
“I’ll send a cleaning staff over now to take care of your room. As for your shoe, we would help you send it over for premium cleaning services and if you would like a replacement, we can also afford that” he said directly to the man and then looked at Reyna.
“If that is all their order, you can leave now, I’ll send a manager to deal with the rest” he told Reyna and then looked at Niko with his side eye as if to confirm if what he did was okay.
Being friends for eight years, Lucas knew that he had done well just by looking at Niko and smiled fawningly as he dialed the manager.
Reyna on the other hand rushed out as soon as she heard his instructions bowing her head slightly. She didn’t notice the smirk on Niko’s face as he thought of the big contrast between her attitude yesterday and today.
After settling the matter, the three of them left the hotel in large strides. “Do you know the girl from earlier?” Lucas asked curiously his face looked like he couldn’t wait to hear gossip. One had to know that in the entire eight years of their friendship, he had not for once seen Niko take a glance at a woman unless he was doing it for his playboy reputation.
If they really didn’t know any better, they would even believe the rumors that claimed that he was gay.
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.
CHAPTER THIRTEENSoon they were parked in front of Ninth heaven and Reyna looked at him cautiously. As if sensing her thoughts, Niko glanced at her, “it’s day time and ninth heaven only takes day time meeting bookings by this time so you can be rest assured that your ‘reputation’ would be untainted” he said his emphasis on reputation didn’t escape her attention. The man from earlier led them down hallways and stopped at a door on the second floor. Like she had guessed, they didn’t go to the underground.There was a man in the room and he looked up as the both of them entered and nodded, Reyna had no idea who he was nodding at but out of courtesy, she nodded at him and smiled at Niko when he led her to a chair. “Give her a copy” Niko said as he picked a copy of the contract and sat on the other side in the room. Since it involved her freedom, she read every page carefully and it was only when she was sure that she was fine with every term there and all that she finally nodded her he