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 to her room and the first thing that came to her mind was her phone, she was sure that Charles would have called her a lot and now what would she tell him, how would she explain?, She shook her head and grabbed her phone that was laying untouched on her mini dressing table and as expected, there was a lot of miss calls from Charles.
"How do I start, what do I explain with, how do I tell him this" Stella muttered to herself, knowing fully well that Charles would be really mad about that fact that she had done the dangerous night shift but anyways he was her boyfriend and keeping secrets from him was way past her league, she was gonna tell him because it's better that he hears it from her instead of hearing or finding out by another person.
She went to the call icon, searched Charles name which was saved as 'Diamond' and pressed the call icon, her heart kept beating faster as she listened to the phone ring, one ring, two rings and the third ring Charles picked.
"Hello, babe are you there?" She started in a low tone.
"Stella finally I've heard from you, I have been calling you non-stop but you won't pick. I even had to come check on you by myself but couldn't find you at home and your brother told me that you had gone out with Arya, so tell me are you just coming now?"
When Stella listened to his voice, she first gulped all the saliva down her throat. He sounded in a tone mixed with anger and worried, she bets that once she tells him that she was at the night shift with Arya, he would get really angry.
"Nothing" was all she could bring herself to reply, she didn't want her boyfriend to get mad this night, maybe she'd tell him about this tomorrow or another day but she can definitely never tell him this tonight, "I was with Arya in her apartment, uhm.. she just bought some new stuffs and I was helping her fix it, I wanted to sleep over at her place but I just remembered that my phone was at home and you must have been so worried about me so I decided to come home, plus I really miss hearing your voice, I tried calling you this morning but you didn't pick so I guessed that you must be at work because I know the rules about no phones in your office, I'm sorry please forgive me" she pouted.
She doesn't have any choice than to lie to her boyfriend for now, she just hopes that he won't be too mad by the time she finally tells him the truth. "Hunny you know it's after eleven now, if it was so then you should have just slept at Arya's place and explain this to me the next day, I'd totally understand, what if something happens to you one your way back, hey tell me did you take any transport?" He asked.
Stella pouted at his usual behavior, that was how Charles is, always so worried and overprotective of her and she's sure that he's proud because he has the most gifted girlfriend that any man would ever ask of, he always says it to her face every time even the times he would try to touch her and she refuses, he would always understand and would tell her that he is willing to wait till they get married. Charles knows how much her sanity matters to her and that's one of the main reason why he loves her so much, he was just twenty seven and she was twenty five so there was no rush because anything from now or next year he can suddenly pop up with a wedding ring and finally propose and Stella was sure that he'd have done that since if he wasn't too busy with work.
She let out a happy sigh and said, "Arya and I trekked home together and besides my house is just a few blocks away from Arya's house so it was fine" she replied to his question earlier.
"I know you'd say that it was fine but what if something happens to you on your way home?" He asked. "Charlie!!Must you always look at things from the negative side" Stella complained, sometimes she feels like his overprotective attitude was too much, I mean she just trekked home from the bar which was not too far from where she did stay so what was that big deal there?
"I'm sorry honey it's just that you were not with your phone and I wonder what you'd have done if danger comes, I don't know how long I'd have to keep reminding you that anything can happen so don't overlook any situations no matter how small it is'' he said, making Stella to sigh. She really understands from his point of view that's why she has chosen not to argue anymore. "I'm sorry babe, I'll be careful next time" she pouted.
"It's okay I trust you, alright babe I'll be hanging up now, as much as I miss you,I still have to sleep early so I won't be late for work tomorrow" he said and she nodded . She knew how much Charles' job matters to him so she wouldn't be selfish to keep him up all night even if she wanted to talk to him.
"I understand babe, goodnight I love you" she smiled. "I love you to bae, sending kisses" he replied and she chuckled. "I'll hang up now" he said and she nodded then he hung up.
Stella sighed and put her phone away. It's official that Charles would get mad the moment he finds out that she's working in the night shifts but she's all doing all these for her brother and by the time she gathers enough money for his school fees, she'll quit the shift right away.
This was Stella's decision before she stood up and began taking off her clothes, she was just going to shower and sleep then maybe eat a lot of breakfast tomorrow and hopefully tomorrow should be a really good day.
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
When Stella got to the bar,she didn't get enough chance to drop her bag when Arya rushed up to her. "Stella, OMG I've called you countless of times why didn't you pick?" She asked with a worried eyes.Stella creased her brows and decided to check her phone only to find out that it was powered off."You powered your phone off?" Arya asked."It must have died" Stella muttered with a dry look before going to take her sit.Ofcourse the phone must have died early this morning because she didn't charge it last night probably because she has been trying to call Charles who was still mad at her even up to now but she deserves it though, even when she knows that he was still mad at her, she was still here, planning to come for the night shift again but no worries because this night would be her last night here."So, I notice your eyes since yesterday when you came back from your date with Charles, you refused to talk to me so I thought it's better I ask you today" Arya sat beside Stella as she