Niko got home late and his dad had called a family meeting already, Niko got home to meet his father, Nicholas, his grandmother, Step mom and James already seated at the table. “What’s going on?” Niko asked, unbuttoning his jacket and setting it down. “We need to talk to you, Niko.” Nicholas said. “Take a seat.” He added and Niko did as he was told. “We need to talk to you about our company.” His father started saying and Niko already knew where this was headed, he had jeopardized their chances of ever getting back up because the company was at the verge of going down the drain. “Well, what about the company?” He asked feigning ignorance. “How could you be so cruel?” Niko’s father asked getting Niko angry. “How could I be so cruel?” Niko asked trying his best not to raise his voice. “We needed you Niko and James tried to get you help, we needed to work with Nirvana to get back on our feet and you just made an order and he couldn’t, now the company is sinking, ho
3 “Oh, look who came around.” James said as he saw Niko walking back down the stairs, the rest of the family looked up to see him too. Niko’s father smiled at him thinking Niko had changed his mind and was ready to help them. “I came here to give s piece of my mind, no one is coming around.” Niko said. Seating down and trying to make himself as calm as possible. “I’m not sorry about not helping you, in fact I’m not sorry about treating you the way I did. You all neglected me, I needed you all but where were you when I wanted you the most? Where were you all when I could use just a little, a little bit of help, time, affection? No where. No fucking where!” Niko yelled banging on the table making his grandmother shake. “The property my own mother left for me was hoarded and only given back to me after I met your conditions. I was supposed to be handed those things without conditions but you selfish bastards didn’t hand it to me, making me live life like a miserable person.
Niko left the table to go with his grandfather, he knew he was dissatisfied with his outburst, but he won’t apologize if that was what his grandfather called him and wanted to see him for. “I’m here.” Niko said announcing his presence to his grandfather as they walked together. “Well, I need to talk to you about tomorrow’s case.” Nicholas said as they continued their walk. “I’m not dropping the lawsuit I filed against him if that’s what you want to talk about, the case is tomorrow, he needs to release my inheritance and I won’t just sit back and watch him selfishly try to cheat me and take over what is rightfully mine. He can be a bitter bitch for all I care but that is none of my business.” Niko explained standing his ground, he thought his grandfather was going to talk him into dropping the case he had against his son-in-law. “No. That’s not what I want to talk to you about.” Nicholas said and Niko’s mind calmed. “What is it then grandfather?” He asked as they both
“Hello.” Niko picked his call. “Hey.” Reyna said in a low voice and Niko immediately knew something was up. “What’s wrong?” He asked. “My Uncle wants me to meet him tomorrow.” Reyna said from over the phone. “Well that’s no reason to be moody.” Niko said smiling, trying to cheer Reyna up. “It really is. I don’t want to see him, but then, I also wanna go and see what he’s about.” Reyna explained and sighed. “Whatever you choose to do, do it but, DO NOT HESITATE to call me if you need me, I’ll be over there like a Superman.” Niko said and Reyna laughed. “Sure. I’ll talk to you later.” She said and hung up. Rolling on her bed, she starts thinking about what her uncle might possibly want from her, she knew he already know about her dating Niko the owner of the light Nirvana but she had no idea what he wants to see her about. “Only one way to find out. Wait till tomorrow and go see him.” She said to herself as she laid still and gave into the comforting hands of sleep. I
Reyna sighted Dylan a few feet away from her. She sighed and started walking in the opposite direction. It was quite safe to say things had gone pretty much south between them both since she had turned him down. Not that they stopped talking completely, but then, communication between them had reduced drastically. They barely even greeted each other, as it now seemed more of something done only when it was clearly inevitable. She had been walking for about three minutes when she felt a small light tap on her shoulder.She spun around in shock and her eyes narrowed in obvious confusion, when her eyes landed on the figure in front of her. "Dylan?" She mouthed in a tone that was a mix of surprise and curiosity. "Hi, Reyna." He said quietly. His hands were shove in the pocket of his Italian trousers. The air swept the smell of him into her nostrils. She breathed out softly in relief and looked up at him, awaiting him to say something. "I'm sorry I scared you." He apologized,
Reyna threw herself at Niko and hugged him so tight as the Judge declared his verdict and dismissed the court. "Congratulations, babe." Reyna said esctatically as they held each other."Congratulations to us, sweetheart." Niko corrected, pulling her even closer and planting a kiss right by the side of her ear. "I love you, Reyna." He muttered into her ear, biting it playfully. "I love you back, Niko. So much." She said, pecking his right cheek affectionately.They lost track of their environment and didn't know they had been holding each other for a long time, not until Joe approached them. Joe cleared his throat, smiling as they slowly disentangled."Congratulations, man." He hugged him, patting him on the back."Thanks, Joe. I wouldn't have been able to do all of this by myself if not for you and Lucas, by my side." " You're welcome." Joe replied.Just then, Lucas approached the trio with a wide smile. "Congratulations, big Niko." He said as they shook hands and drew in
Niko arrived without Joe and Lucas about an hour after he had given his speech. "Where are they?" Reyna asked after they had exchanged greetings and he had fresher up and changed into something casual. "They're over at Lucas's." He replied her as they made their way to the rooftop.They settled into a recliner each, bed each other. They didn't say nothing for a long while. They just sat there in the full glare of the moon, with the dark night sky an be them, while they just held hands as they fed their eyes with the beauty that was the sky. They looked at each other from time to time, just staring deep into each other's eyes. "Whatchu thinking about?" Niko asked, his thumb grazing the back of her palm in sweet gentle motions. He had fully shifted his gaze off of the sky now and focused on her. She was still staring at the sky though. She lingered a few minutes, as if waiting for the question to sink in before she responded. "I don't know." She started. "Was j
"Reyna, hurry up, else you're gonna be late for your exams." Jeremy warned. Reyna sighed and pamed her hand against her forehead in frustration for the umpteenth time. Jeremy had been up since 6am to wake her up for an examination she wasn't gonna be having until 11am. It was just 8:30am and she was right about done, but he was so anxious and wouldn't keep quiet. "Reyna..." "I'm done! Coming!" Reyna yelled back, shuffling her feet into her sneakers.She made her way down the flight of stairs with Niko right behind her. "Alan's here?" She asked, her face suddenly lighted up."Alan?" Niko asked, passing her a cup of tea that she downed down hurriedly."Yeah, I can smell him." She confirmed, looking around the house for him.She had been searching for minutes without success. "But he's here.' she kept saying to herself. " I can smell his cologne." She said as she pried open the last door and didn't find him. "It must just be a coincidence." Niko said. "We should probably