Chapter 2

Kharis POV

Although we had a massive washing machine at home, I wondered why my stepmother made me wash clothes every day with my bare hands. I felt like she was just punishing me but yes, she was punishing me. Punishing me for being my dad's favorite and taking the place of her daughter. That's all in the past now, my Dad is now a part of the witch's gang.

As I paid attention to "Fix You" by Coldplay" on the radio. I wondered if there was someone that could fix me. It is one of my favorite songs to listen to every morning. I'd say it gives me some sort of hope and inspiration. I began to sing the song:

"When you try your best, but you don't succeed

When you get what you want, but not what you need

When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep

Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down your face

When you lose something you can't replace

When you love someone, but it goes to waste

Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home

And ignite your bones

And I will try to fix you

And high up above, or down below

When you're too in love to let it go

But if you never try, you'll never know

Just what you're worth"

Somehow, I believed my Mom was watching over me, and soon, all my pain and days of torture would be over!!

Almost done with the washing, I recalled it was time to go babysit Evans. When my Dad and step Mom leaves for work, I babysit Evans and work as a waitress in a restaurant. I run these two shifts and head back home immediately before they get back. Or else, I'm in deep trouble.

One day, they both came back home and I was nowhere to be found. I had gone to babysit Evans. By the time I got home…. I was severely dealt with. A hot iron was used on my back and I still have a scar to show for it…

Back to the present, I dried the washed clothes. I headed to my bedroom, took off my dress, and gazed into the mirror. I couldn't believe my eyes. The scars on my back were terrible and dirty. I felt less confident and ashamed. What a wicked world!! I cried…

After having my bath, I dressed up in a semi-long gown and a jean jacket. I was pretty, curvy, and sexy, but those scars…

On my way to Evans house, I stopped at a shopping mall to buy chocolates. Every child has a sweet tooth and Evans is not an exception. I spotted a lykan hypersport packed outside the garage. Hold up, I've seen this exact car twice! In my dream and at the traffic light the other day…

I rushed in to buy the chocolates and headed back outside. I was so curious to see the woman who owned the car. She must have lots of money, I thought…

After 3 minutes of waiting, a young man and his driver's head in the direction of this pretty-looking car. The driver held the car open for the young man to enter. Damn, I've never seen a man so beautiful. The young man looked terrifying but tall and handsome. He had dark, shiny, and full hair. His eyes were blue, almond-shaped, and had a radiant sparkle. His wrestler's shoulder perfectly complemented his Spartan physique. His movement was tiger-like. It seemed like he possessed a latent, leonine power or he was filled with purpose and authority.

Who was this man??

Oh, Lord!!! What's the time? Evans will be home alone waiting. I zoomed out of my thoughts and began to walk fast, all the way to Evans…

Good afternoon Mrs. Clinton, I greeted Evans mother.

Hello Kharis… You are ten minutes late. I was just about to head out. Mrs. Clinton said.

Yippie!!! Miss Kharis… Evans came at me with a hug…

Hello Evans, I'm so sorry I'm late. How are you today ….

"I am doing great, thank you", was the happy response I got from the little kid…..

After our session, I began heading to the restaurant for my last shift for the day. I am a waitress at a famous restaurant in New York. Its small, classic, and delicious meals are served there.

I quickly changed into my waitress wear and commenced duty. Despite all the trauma I went through at home, I always wore a smile when serving customers at the restaurant…

Three men and a lady came into the restaurant. Guess who I saw !!!. The fine man at the shopping mall. As I assess myself, Natasha, another waitress, pushed me and said, you'll never please him. I've seen the ugly scars on your back!!

Damn, that hurt me badly!!! I shrugged and went ahead to take their order!!!

Frederick POV

*Phone rings*

Hey Frede!!

Hey Kiel, I sighed as I spoke to my best friend on the other side of the line….

Tasha, I, and Leo are down here waiting for you!!, He announced...

What the hell, Kiel, I responded. I'm not done with work and I have an important meeting soon. You all have to come back later…

No man!! He answered back. You need to have some fun in your life. We are just driving down for dinner. Bring your ass and debit card down here.

Okay. I'll be there in 10 minutes. I dropped the call. I needed to go out. I have been thinking hard about this marriage arrangement with an unknown woman!!

I left the office and joined my friends. We drove to a small and classic restaurant in New York.

A waitress walked shakingly to our table. She came to take our order.

Hmm, I recognize this face!!! I whispered to myself. After trying to recall where exactly I met the pretty and innocently looking waitress, Ah Ah, a smile formed on my lips.

It's the lady who kept staring at my lykan hypersport like she could afford or own it…

Kharis POV

He had a terrifying and impatient look on his face. It seemed as though he was uncomfortable or forced to come to the restaurant. I lost all form of confidence as I walked to their table. I kept looking at him, and then, I saw him smile…

I did see him smile!!! I couldn't embarrass myself. I began walking confidently to their table.

Good evening and welcome. What can I get you Sir, Ma'am?? And then I handed out the menu

Hi, I'm Kiel… one of the men said to me… I'll have just a pastrami sandwich.

I'll have a burrata pizza slice, said the second man…

I'll have a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich declared the lady…

I turned to look at the young man who stole my heart. He was also looking at me. What can I get you, Sir, I asked him?

I'll have a bottle of wine, any of your favorites!!!

I began to think! Any of my favorite wines? What do I know about wines!!!

After serving their order. I realized it was time to go back to hell. I hurried back home. Thankfully my Dad and Stepmom were still out. I ran a warm bath for myself and spread my body inside the bathtub, daydreaming about this young man!!

Frederick POV

I looked at the pretty lady while she took my friend's orders. She seemed happy and excited.

She turned to look at me and asked, what can I get you, Sir? I answered I'll have a bottle of wine, any of your favorites!!!

After a few minutes, she came with a bottle of Ravine Chardonnay…

Hmmm, I thought. I'll rate her choice of wine sixty percent.

After we all had our meal… Leo and Tasha were the first to leave the restaurant. Since it was just myself and Kiel, I decided to talk to him and seek his advice on the matter at hand- my arranged marriage with Ivy.

Okay man, I have a plan. Kiel spat out.

I hope it's a good and responsible one? I say...

So here is what you are going to do. Agree to Marry Ivy. You can decide to be an unfaithful husband. After two years, you can file a divorce. Kiel said.

That's your plan? I asked

Yes, he answered….

I couldn't help but laugh. Ivy is a spoiled brat. The bitch lacks manners. And trust me, I do not want a woman that cannot cater to every one of my desires. I can't even imagine myself fucking her. I'm not in love with her, man. I said to Kiel with 100 percent seriousness.

Can't you just save your family business by just marrying the girl? Kiel asked.

I took a deep breath and at out a sad 'I don't know.'

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