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 of vibes she does get everyday, on a normal note she's always the grumpy kind of person that gets moody and emotionally down for no reason but she always has Charles and her Jace to cheer her up all the time.
Just thinking about them made her smile,her mood brightened immediately and she immediately spotted the toothpaste out of her mouth, after rinsing her mouth she took off her nightware and went to the shower. She's also the kind of person that loves singing while showering but one thing she doesn't know is that she can't really sing, each time Stella volunteers to sing for any occasion in the family, her mother and brother would usually disagree with her. There was a day when she wanted to sing for Charles on his birthday and he disagreed too, not just on his birthday but on any kind of special occasions and still, Stella hasn't gotten the message yet.
Finally Stella was done showering, changing and fixing her makeup, what remained for her to do was to make breakfast especially for that foodie they call Jace. Among all of them in her family, he was always the one that loves food the most. Every morning, he would always be the one to wake her up before her alarm and this got Stella wondering about why he didn't come wake her up today.
Stella got to the living room and was surprised to see him sitting at the dining with his face glued to his laptop screen like it deserves his full attention. "Krm.. krm" Stella cleared her throat, hoping that she can finally drag his attention to her but the boy didn't bulge not even a tiny bit.
Creasing her brows, Stella decided to move closer to check what's up, how can Jace not come to wake her this morning or even pay her some attention, just what the hell was he so engrossed with? She finally got to him and peeped at his laptop from behind and almost couldn't believe her eyes.
"This..." These were some pictures of her at the bar yesterday when she had slapped that rich CEO. "Jace.. you.. where did you..." She didn't even know what to say for the fact that she had long forgotten about this ever since last night so just how come it was all over the media now? Just what kind of people are these that call themselves reporters or fans, must they always spread every gossip they see?
Jace finally closed his laptop and turned to face her with an unbelievable look present on his face. He was not blind to see that, that woman in the picture there was his sister and that man was none other than the CEO of McClure Investment, Davis McClure. What had happened between them?How come he didn't know?' Were the thoughts running through Jace's mind as he stared at his sister.
"Why are you staring at me like that?" Stella couldn't handle the stares anymore so she had to ask. "Sis, that was you right?" He asked, blinking and staring at her, observing her facial expression closely as though he was trying not to miss any reaction from her
"Well.. what's the point of asking when you already know that it was me" Stella casually replied as she slowly took the seat beside him. Jace stared at her with widened eyes and mouth.
"So this means that you must have transferred your aggression to him too?" He said slowly and Stella pouted, looking like a baby that was trying to explain herself. "Well.. well, why are you attacking me, don't you wanna know what he did first?" She asked with her usual pout.
"That doesn't matter sis" he replied and she stared at him.
"That doesn't matter, Why?" She asked but Jace kept staring at her, from the look on his face, Stella could tell that he was not going to talk anytime soon. "You are not gonna talk are you?" She asked in a deadpan tone and slowly Jace cheeks began expanding as it was forming a wide smile.
"What?" She asked.
"Sis" he stood up from his seat and held her shoulders tight, "You just slapped a famous man, my role model and do you know what that means?" He asked, excitedly.
Stella stated to him like he was going crazy before shaking her head not understanding this sudden and funny behavior of her brother. "Sis we are going to be famous!" He screamed happily and released her then ran to the entrance and began doing some happy dance.
Seriously!?, Stella could only just face palmed herself. Was this what these were all about? This damned brother of hers! She rolled her eyes and turned her attention back to his laptop.
"Who's going to be famous?"..
That voice made Stella shut the laptop close, she stood up from the dinning and ran to her brother and before he could reply, she immediately blocked his mouth with her palms.
"Stella" , a middle aged woman that looks exactly like both Stella and Jace called and Stella flashed her a kind of sorry smile. "Mom, good morning" she greeted slowly.
"Finally you're back, where were you last night and why are you covering Jace's mouth?" She asked. Stella looked at her palms on Jace's mouth and she immediately released him. "We were just playing mom" she flashed an awkward smile.
"Okay forget about that one and tell me where you have been since last night?" Hannah, Stella's mom, asked as she stood akimbo.
Stella could already sense this question so she had no choice than to reply with, "I was with Arya last night, she bought some new stuff last night and I was helping her fix it" she repeated the same lie she had told Charles last night.
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
Finally time moved a bit quickly that it was already evening and time for the night shift, the lady workers were dressed in their usual costume and Stella was not excluded. As usual she would look uncomfortable but it was for her brother so she would just try her best to smile with the customers including the disgusting ones but she would never let them to touch any part of her body not even a single hair in her skin Well Stella was happy because tonight was her last shift here and she's never going to come again no matter the amount of money Landon promises pay her, if he likes he can promise to pay her four times the normal price but she has determined not to agree, she needed to fix things up with Charles after this night and she's also going to make sure her brother resumes school next week hence it was just a Friday today and tommorow would be her day off since Landon had promised that he won't be opening the bar tommorow because of the party that was going on this night. Speak