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 just replied with, "Do whatever you want but if it's late don't come back home, just sleep at Arya's place because it's too dangerous to walk alone late at night"
Stella let out a cute smile, "thanks mom. Hm, I'll be leaving for work now so I'm not going to make breakfast today, will you mind doing it?" She asked.
"No problem dear, you better go now, you're late" Hannah smiled and Stella nodded. She faced Jace with a low smile and rubbed his shoulders, "Take care of Mom and don't cause her much trouble, okay?" she said.
"No problem sis but let me escort you out" he replied. Stella knew that he was going to ask her why she had lied to mom and also ask her to explain those pictures to him so she had no choice but to just nod.
"Fine let's go" she replied to him and he happily took her hands, "Bye mom, I promise I'll be back in the next thirty minutes" Jace waved to Hannah as he left with Stella.
When Stella got out with Jace, he immediately pulled his hands away from hers and came to stand at the front of her, blocking her path.
"Why?" He asked with crossed arms. His face was now serious, all the traces of those smiles he was given at home were now gone and this only made Stella gulp. Though he was her junior brother, they were sometimes when he would kinda intimidate her a little with his strange overprotective character.
Jace might look gentle and friendly in the aspect of his facial expression but one thing about him is that, once you joke with his sister, he won't take it with you. The love that this boy has for his dear sister is one of a kind and if you wanna bring out his inner beast you can go ahead and mess with his sister.
Stella sighed and took two steps closer to him then held his hands. "Promise that you won't get mad when I tell you" she first told him.
"Are you sure?" She asked for confirmation because Jace's anger issues were just as much as hers and she doesn't want anything that'll ruin his mood, after all she was doing all these for him.
"Yes sis I already told you that I promise so quit putting me on suspense. It doesn't make any sense!" He complained.
Stella stared at his face for a short while before deciding to tell him the truth. "I went for the night shift last night". The moment that sentence left her lips, Jace's eyes went wide, it was as though it was going to pop and fall off anytime soon. The night shift?? Why on Earth would his sister go there, doesn't she know how dangerous it is, what if all those funny men tried touching her? What will she do then??
He gritted his teeth as he stared at his sister, "You went for the night shift?" He asked calmly, trying to stop himself from yelling at that moment, she was still a fragile girl that had no one other than him and Charles to protect her so what was she even doing there?
"Come on don't be like that Jace, it was for your own good I swear, I just wanted to raise a lot of money so you can resume school next week" she immediately explained.
"But I thought I told you not to worry about me sis" he replied.
"Yes you told me not to worry but as a big sister why won't I worry? My brother was chased out of school because of incomplete payment of school fees and you expect me to sit and do nothing, huh!?" She yelled back, her own anger rising up too.
"I love you sis, I really appreciate you helping me but can you not do that next time, I'm doing some online business and I can't help myself, I don't want to endanger your life because of my problem" he said softly and the softness in his face made Stella soften up too, she took his hands again as she stared up at him.
Stella was a bit shorter than her brother. Jace was a little bit bigger than his age, as a nineteen years old, he had the height and the body of a twenty two, if you don't look at his face closely you'll think that he was already in his early 20's.
"Jace you are my brother and I'd do anything just to see you smile" she said.
He only said two words just to be interrupted by his sister again. "You don't have to worry about me, as far as I know, nothing can happen to me, I have you and I have Charles to protect me" she said.
"But what if..
Stella Interrupted him again, "Always be positive Jace" she smacked his curly hair making him pout. "I'll be fine," she added.
Jace breathed and licked his lips which was his usual habit, "And Charles, does he know?" He asked.
Silent reigned between them and Jace could already guess the answer so he decided not to ponder too much about it. Instead he decided to ask about the other question that has been bugging him. "Fine then tell me what happened between you and Davis McClure, did he try touching you?" He asked.
Stella froze for a moment before forcing a low smile on her face, "He wouldn't dare".
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
Earlier when Davis received the text message from Landon, a low smile formed on his lips. When he told Landon that he wanted that girl, he knew that Landon would be able to do his job well. When Stella passed out, Arya had called Landon to come pick Stella up and Landon had sent some men to take her to one of the VIP rooms and inform David about it and they did as told.When Davis got there, he met Stella sleeping and he hired some women to take off her clothes then chain her hands and her legs apart from each other because he was going to make her pay for embarrassing and almost putting his company at risk.The female workers did as they were told, they took off Stella's clothes leaving her with just a bra and panties then informed Davis. Davis smiled as he went in, initially his plans were to tease her and scare the hell outta her, he would tease her till the extent that she would beg him to touch her but he won't touch her. Since she wanted to act so coy then he'll make her pay but