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
CHAPTER FIFTEENReyna sighed as she neared the hostel, Niko had said the weekend, but in reality, the weekend was here already and there was just one day between today and the weekend. When she entered the room and saw Larissa in her favorite posture for when she was seeing her favorite series. She looked up at the intruding sound of the door opening. “Hey girl! You are back early” she said as she sat upright. Reyna always came back like two hours from now. “Yeah, I came home right after tutoring Maxwell.” She explained which made Larissa finally pause her movie. “Are you really okay Rey? Is Alan okay?” She asked a bit too loudly that their third roommate, a girl that neither of them got along with looked up from her screen also and gave Larissa the stink eye. “I’m fine Lisa. Just need to shower and maybe stroll with my best friend and I’ll be fine.” She winked at her as if informing her that they couldn’t converse at the moment. And Larissa got it and nodded.Their roommate was o
CHAPTER SIXTEENAs serious as it was, Reyna had to resist the urge to laugh when she saw Larissa’s expression. “Calm down, I didn’t steal it. Niko gave me.” And then ignoring the stunned expression on her face, she went ahead to describe the event of the past day. “You mean right now, you are his girlfriend? Niko?” She asked with bulging eyes. “On paper yes.” “Wow. I could never believe things like this really happened in real life.” She exclaimed and then kept quiet when she saw the waiter coming with their order. Reyna nodded in understanding, she had thought and imagined several ways out of their suffering but none had ever gone in this direction. “Does Alan know this?” She asks since it was still safe to ask that. Her eyes were however already glued to the noodles in front of her. It was steaming hot right now and eating at this point was just simply suicide. “I don’t think I can tell him how, he would refuse the operation. I would rather I tell him when he’s perfectly healt
CHAPTER SEVENTEENReyna and Larissa turned to see a young man smirking as he walked closer to them.“Neither of you are seen with boys and now you are taking night walks holding each other. Are you both together?” He asked as he looked at them very suspiciously. “The whole lot of you are just eager to pin homosexuality on everyone because you are one. Get out” Reyna spat out angrily and then turned dragging Larissa with her.“He was smelling like he had a lot to drink already” Larissa said as the both of them went back to their hostel. Since she had to tutor Maxwell tomorrow also and then go for her last day at the diner, Reyna decided to start packing her stuffs down from tonight.Stella who was still on the bed watching her series looked up when she saw all the movements. “It’s late and normal humans are already fast asleep. Why have you decided to disturb my peace of mind now?” She asked angrily as she tried to understand what they were doing. “Are you finally being chased out o
CHAPTER EIGHTEENThe weekend had arrived soon enough and Reyna had just woken up when her phone started ringing disturbing the other two that were sleeping in. Unlike Stella, Larissa was a deep sleeper and was not disturbed by the call while Stella however groaned and almost cursed at her. “Hey.” Reyna whispered into the phone afraid that she would wake the other two if she increased her pitch. “I’m outside your school dormitory area, which building is your room in so I can pack in front?” His magnetic and deep voice that she guessed she would get used to came through the phone. And somehow, it sounded just as new again. “No, you can stay there. I’ll be down shortly.” She said and then got down from her bed. Since she was already packed and only had a medium sized box for all her stuffs, she only had to clean up. After getting ready, she sent a message to Larissa with her phone so she doesn’t complain that she left without informing her. On the other hand, Niko wondered how exa