Stella got to the backroom and shut the door angrily then sat on the small stool to calm her breathings. After calming down she began reminiscing about what she had just done. She had promised to be calm no matter what and yet she had lost her temper again, just what exactly has she done?
What have you done Stella?, She clenched her fist tight and angrily scolded herself, she bet that if Landon hears about this then he would be angry with her. While thinking, someone opened the back door and she looked up to see her friend coming in with a kind of expression.
"Stella" Arya called and slowly bent in front of her. "I heard the gist about you, why did you do that?, I thought we agreed to be obedient?" Arya scolded.
Stella looked up with her usual pout and bent her head back down. "Arya, I really didn't mean to have acted that way but the man was literally harassing me and I couldn't bear it" Stella replied.
Arya sighed, "I know and trust me I really understand your feelings, I know you don't joke with your body and I also know you have quite a short temper but I thought you were doing all these for your brother, boss had promised to pay you triple if you behave or have you forgotten?" She asked.
"I don't just know yunno I wouldn't have acted that way if he had not involved my body, he talked like I was a slut. Bestie he was like, I know you want my money so just accept it already, I'm twenty five for crying out loud, I might not have gone to school but I deserve respect" Stella complained.
Arya just inwardly gave up, knowing fully well that her friend would never back down into something like this. "Okay okay let's forget about all these but just pray that boss doesn't find out" Arya rolled her eyes as she casually stood up.
"But you know bestie, on a normal note and on the bright side, that was really cool. I know I wasn't there but I heard that you slapped him really hard, girl I must give you one" Arya said proudly.
Stella just brushed it off and stood up. She doesn't have time for her friend's teasing so it's better if she gets back to work, she can't allow that rich jerk to just ruin her night shift and her money, she still has a younger brother to care about here. Stella resumed her shift and while working she would see some people staring at her, some were even pointing fingers and gossiping about her but she didn't seem to really care even though she was a bit embarrassed.
Finally Stella was done with her night shift, she started working around eight and now she's finishing around eleven, luckily her boss didn't hear about the scandal that just happened some hours ago so he gave her the night payment and even tripled it just to make sure that she comes the next night. Stella trekked home with Arya, since Arya was leaving just few blocks before her house, she escorted her, greeted her goodbye and continued her journey back to her house, it was a bit dark and she was really scared because this would be the first time that she would be coming home this late, she was even sure that her mother and brother were worried about her and not just them, she was sure that Charles would have called her a lot too. Thinking of this, she just remembered that she left her phone at home and gosh!! She's so dead.
When Stella got home, she met her brother sitting on the small couch and playing some games with his new PSP. This little jerk!Here she was working her butt off just to pay his school fees and he didn't even care, instead he had rushed to get a new PSP for himself.
"Krm.. krm" she cleared her throat and he immediately straightened up then looked at his side. His eyes widened and his face brightened immediately.
"Oh my God sis!" He exclaimed as he jumped up from the couch and immediately rushed to her, he hugged her tight and pulled away then stared at her face with a pout. "I was worried I mean I was not worried, I was just calling you but you didn't pick" he pouted.
"Oh that was because I left my phone at home and Jace, it won't be hard if you can just admit that you missed me for once" she smacked his head.
"Ouch sis!, Fine you got me, I really missed you" he smiled and Stella chuckled then ruffled his curly hair.
"Stop that sis, I'm not a baby!" He complained as he slapped his sister's hand off his hair, she always loves doing that and he doesn't like it. "I'll work you in, come on" he added and held her hands then began pulling her towards the direction of her room.
"Where's mom?" She asked when they got to the corridor.
"Mum is sleeping, please don't disturb her because it was really hard to put her to sleep, she has been worried about you non-stop, she even got more worried when she saw that your phone was at home" he said.
"Oh that's sad, I'll go see her but I promise not to wake her up" Stella replied and Jace nodded. After taking a few steps forward, Stella turned back to Jace and crossed her arms.
"Jace, why aren't you sleeping yet?" She asked and he looked at her with a pout. It was like he had sensed that question which had been thrown at him earlier and maybe that was why he was trying to answer all her questions and leave his sister in a hurry.
"But sis, what's the point of sleeping early when I won't even go to school tomorrow?" He replied, thinking that he had given her a valuable answer of him not wanting to sleep early.
"You brat!I'm doing everything that I can for you but you won't even appreciate it, you're happy about not going to school aren't you!" She scolded, standing akimbo.
"Enough, Enough and just leave" she cut him off with a tired sigh before he started giving her headaches and Jace nodded with a huge smile.
"As you wish sis, I'll leave now but I'll also disturb you tomorrow, good night and I love you" he blew her a kiss and ran off.
Stella just smiled as she admired her brother, his curly hair flying around his back as he ran off and she could only just smile proudly. Jace was a really handsome guy of nineteen, with this face, she was sure that he would have tons of girls that are crushing on him so money doesn't really matter I mean you don't need to be rich to look handsome just like her brother. She thought with a proud smile before finding her way to her mother's room.
When Stella got to her mother's room, she met her tucked like a baby in bed, looking as peaceful as ever while sleeping. Stella let out a low smile and moved closer to her then on the edge of the bed that was just beside her mother's head, she brought her hands to her mother's face and traced it lightly then bent her face slightly lower to kiss her mom's forehead. She would do literally anything just to see this woman smile because this woman right here has done quite enough for her, Stella was sure that her father's death had affected her mother the most because she really loves him, back then when her father was still alive, Stella would always get tired of watching them practice their lovey dovey and all but now that he's gone, she wishes that she could just see everything one more time.She heaved and raised her head up, she wiped the tears that were threatening to fall off her eyes then stood up. "Goodnight Mom" she flashed a smile before leaving the room. Stella went straight t
The alarm kept ringing nonstop, indicating that it was time for Stella to get up from bed but as lazy as she was, she was finding it really hard to, even though she was inwardly awake but after seeing that there was no use in pretending to be asleep anymore, she lazily stretched her hands towards her alarm clock and turned it off.It was another day, another morning that was going to be like the usual morning, a morning that will be filled with nothing but pure stress. It'll start with her getting up and going to the bathroom, brushing her teeth, showering, drying her hair, looking for a corporate cloth to wear for her morning shift but before that making sure she prepares breakfast for her mother and her brother.Letting out a cute yawn, Stella found her way out of her bed then dragged her lazy ass to the bathroom to brush her teeth, she doesn't know why but she was having the kind of vibes that says everything about today is going to be sour but who's she kidding. This is the kind o
Jace's eyes widened at the lie that his sister had just spat out, he turned to look at her abruptly and she secretly cut her eyes for him. He just smiled and faced his front, his sister will surely make it up to him today."You went to Arya's house? why did you forget your phone at home then, do you know how worried I was" Hannah complained and Stella let out a sad pout. "I'm sorry mom, I didn't mean to make you worry, I thought I'll come back earlier, I didn't know that I'll be back late" she pouted."Naughty girl, don't tell me that you'll be going to Arya's house this evening too?" Hannah rolled her eyes and came to think of it, she has to use that Arya's house excuse again because she would be going on another night shift right?, "Mom actually, Arya isn't done fixing her house yet so I might wanna go there again this evening" she muttered.Hannah could only just look at this daughter of hers. Just what did Arya buy that they would have to spend hours fixing? Shaking her head, she
The moment Stella stepped into the bar, everyone began looking at her, some were even pointing their fingers at her and murmuring. Stella just sighed inwardly knowing that it was the gossip with Davis, I mean if it's not it then what else?"Stella" Stella heard her name and she looked forward to seeing Arya rushing towards her. When Arya got to her, she held her shoulders and stared at her face closely. "Have you seen what is trending all over the news and Media?" Arya asked.Stella just slowly slapped her hands off, walked over to the counter to drop her bag before facing her. "I saw," she replied."And... Don't you have anything to say about it?" Arya asked again, making Stella roll her eyes."What do you expect me to say? It's a rumor and it'll clear up soon" she replied. 'Hopefully' she added that one in her mind."You're in trouble Stella, what if Charles sees this, what are you going to do?" The moment Arya asked that question, Stella realized that it was actually making sense
It was already three o clock and as promised, a car stopped at the front of the bar. It opened and Charles stepped down from it with both hands in his pocket. He had promised to take his girlfriend out for lunch and he is not going to miss it for anything.When Charles stepped foot inside, he noticed how everyone began looking at him and murmuring but he just decided to ignore them. His eyes searched around for his girlfriend and he saw her standing at the counter and having a chat with Arya. A smile appeared on his face and he began moving closer to her."Stella your boyfriend is here" Arya whispered to Stella and Stella immediately spranged up. She turned to her side to see Charles waving at her and she smiled at him. Damn, he was so early and she hasn't even finished packing her bags yet, seems like he misses her a lot and couldn't wait to have lunch with her."Babe you're really early" she pouted."Didn't we agreed three o clock?" He asked casually causing Stella to blink.Yes th
"Boss, the report you asked for yesterday" a man dressed in a neat and corporate suit dropped a white envelope on Davis' table."Thank you Alex" Davis replied in a casual tone, he took the envelope at his front and stared at it before staring back at Alex who was still standing at the front of him like an unmoving statue. "Is this all I need to know about her?" He asked again just to confirm.Alex nodded in nothing but pure assurance and Davis smiled slowly. "You can go" he ordered and Alex could only just do as he was told.Davis sighed and began opening the envelope. Since yesterday when the news about how that girl had humiliated him publicly, the media refused to allow him to rest, his company kept getting calls, reporters had surrounded the company since yesterday, asking questions and causing all these tantrums. Over twenty bodyguards or more had to join hands to drive them out.Yesterday when Davis had got home, his father was waiting for him and just as he had expected, his f
The next morning the same annoying sound of the alarm clock woke Stella up again, she groaned and sat straight. A new day without Charles, how boring would it be? Sighing she dragged herself up from bed, deciding to shower and to do her usual morning routine which was showering then making breakfast for her brother but before that, how about she try calling Charles again, maybe he might finally agree to pick and talk to her.Stella walked up to her phone that was on the small table beside her bed and picked it. The moment she twitched it on, the name and picture Charles appeared on her home screen. Of course last night, Stella had tried calling Charles but he didn't pick despite his phone ringing over and over. She even sent him lots of text messages but he still didn't bother to reply despite seeing them and she could tell that he was really angry at her.Ofcourse Charles wasn't happy since yesterday the moment he saw the news. The fact that his girlfriend couldn't tell him that she
Stella could only just chuckle at what her brother just said, she hit his back lightly but that didn't make him let go of her. "Krm krm.." The sound of a familiar person clearing her throat sounded and Stella disengaged from the hug with Jace. She straightened up to see Hannah smiling at them and she brushed some strands of her hair behind hers fondly. "What are my babies so happy about that they are hugging, isn't this a very rare and sweet scene" Hannah said in a teasing manner. Jace stepped away from Stella and straightened up before murmuring. "Mom, your daughter is such a stubborn young woman" he murmured with a dry eye roll. "Oh really" Hannah narrowed her eyes before placing her gaze on Stella. "What did this stubborn girl of mine do this time?" She asked with a knowing motherly scolding tone. Hannah was ready to scold her daughter again because she herself knows how stubborn this girl of hers is but she failed to notice how Stella kept cutting her eyes for Jace repeatedly