“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
CHAPTER FOURTEENNiko dropped her off at the hospital and also hands her a black card. “Half the money is in there.” He said simply clearly aware that she might have no idea that the card was limitless. He had no idea why he had picked her to play his pretend woman. While her beauty was very outstanding, she was still young and her body was at the very least just good. She was in oversized clothes in all the time he had met her but somehow, seeing the girl being flung out of a room after he had saved her two other times made him feel like he needed to really help her. There was only so much one could do while being constantly beaten down by life. She was fiery and maybe that would of course had a little bit of drama to his life. “I need a full background check done on Reyna” he says to Joe before resting his head. Now he just had to wait till they had understood each other to a certain point before deciding to take her to meet his grandmother. In a way, she also reminded him of h