She saw a round table in the dining room. Gideon was sitting there, reading a devotional book. Jewel sat down in the opposite chair and she spotted Tang turned to the back door."Where are you going, Brother Tang?" she asked.The old man smiled when he turned around to face her. "I'm gonna tend the garden first, Maam Laine. You and Sir Manasseh should talk a little more to improve your relationship."As she cleared her throat, she looked at Gideon. She caught a glimpse of her husband's smile. Jewel looked away, embarrassed. "Tang had cooked bananas and sweet potatoes," he said, pointing to the table.Her eyebrow twitched and her expression darkened. "I'm not going to eat that."Gideon's brow rose. "As I expected of you, little princess."Jewel grimaced when Gideon emphasized the word 'princess', but she just shrugged her shoulder and did not meet his eyes. Sure enough, the man asked. "What do you want to eat then? I'll cook for you.""Really?" She narrowed her eyes. "I want fried one
Morning came and the sun was high in the sky when she opened her eyes. She felt tired yet blissful. It was due to her dream of lying in the arms of a man. His face was hidden but she could feel his overwhelming masculinity. Although she didn't experience the thing that married couple do, she knew what it was because she often read it in explicit scenes of her favorite book. The man in her dream didn't do the last step but lying in his arms stark naked was enough to color her cheeks early in the morning. She was confused why she dreamed that kind of dream. Maybe her mind was craving to read more erotica and the likes? She need to find more explicit books. Thinking of this, she hopped off the bed and took a bath. A few minutes later, she's humming a tune while making her way to the kitchen."Good morning!" she greeted Gideon when she saw him sitting on the sofa reading the morning newspaper. He raised his head and looked at her. The corner of his lips curved upward. "Any good news?"
"Gideon," the first name she called after the maidservant's words. She looked down on Dalya who was struggling to stay awake. Her heart could not stay calm but in front of her maidservant, she needed to appear strong because there's no one other than her could the girl get the spirit to fight back. "Lay on the bed. I'll let someone take care of your wounds." Jewel helped Dalya on the bed before she hastily strode to the door. She looked back at Dalya and her heart was disturb, it beat fast, before she went out. The bruises on girl's body was not a joke. If she received it, she might not last tomorrow. Her lips pursed into a thin line. She was afraid that her father wouldn't let this matter go. Closing her fists, she went down the stairs and looked for her husband. But Gideon was nowhere in sight. Where did he go? A cold sweat trickled down her back as she looked around, but she only caught sight of the old Tang tending on the seedlings of some plant. "Mang Tang, where's Gideo
Medellin is located in the northenmost part of the province. The city, which Gideon invited her into, is located in the middle. People go to and fro in the morning and during nightime is when everything becomes romantic as night life is what the city's known for. The long drive made Jewel dizzy but Gideon's there to alleviate her nausea by humming her a tone while she rested her head in his shoulder. Her husband hired someone to drive their SUV towards the south. Dalya and Pedro was at the back while she and Gideon was sitting in the middle. Old Tang remained in Medellin to take care of the house. It took hours before the car stopped. Jewel was too tired to even lift her head and asked Gideon to carry her into the hotel. The man had no choice but to follow his wife's words. "Is the hospital far from here?" she asked after Gideon lowered her in the bed. "A ride or two."She looked at the doorstep where Dalya and Pedro were conversing with each other. "They can't wait any longer,"
After that night of confrontation, Jewel stayed in the hotel room and never once stepped out. A few days of medication made Dalya and Pedro's injuries eased a liitle bit. But it was best to let them stay in the hospital. When Jewel knew of this matter, she urged him to send her back to Medellin. Gideon was helpless, but he obeyed his wife's wishes. Now, traveling in the south coastal road up to the northenmost part of the province, Jewel was looking at the sea glistening under the moonlight. It was night. She didn't let Gideon travel when the sun was up because she knew how heavy the traffic and hot it was during day. It seemed a good choice. The car wasn't stuck in a heavy traffic in the city and now they're out of the city and travelling on the wide road of other municipalities. She estimated that four hours had passed before she saw the wide Aisle of Medellin ahead. A smile tugged the corner of her lips. Jewel saw the tall and swaying sugarcanes at the side of the aisle and the
"Good morning," Gideon greeted when she walked in the kitchen.It was already five days after Dalya and Pedro came back from the city. Their injuries had healed but a few scabs could be seen around Pedro's skin. It was hideous to look at when he first came back, but after a few days, it faded a lot. She let them rest a bit but both of them were restless and just earlier, she saw them busy arranging furnitures in the living room. Helpless, Jewel let them be. The sun was shining and some rays had entered the kitchen through the wide window not far from the back door. It was a fine day so she wore a white dress, a brown summer hat, and boots with heels.Gideon raised a brow when he saw her outfit and she smiled. "Plans for today?" he asked. "I'm gonna go enroll!" A wide grin crept onto her lips. That's right. She waited for this day to come where she could visit UDM again and enroll. After a few months of vacation, it was time for her to resume her school days and of course, live in h
The days passed quickly and she didn’t realize the school days was about to start. By nightfall, her suitcase was ready. She also informed Gideon that she was leaving early the next day. His kind of smile was intriguing but she didn't mind it. And as the car passed through the Aisle and the town of Tindog, a sweet smile never left her lips. She was already excited. At last, she'll return to UDM.The car stopped in front of the gate. She took a deep breath and quickly got out of the car. She smiled and looked up at the large arch on which the famous University of Medellin was engraved.The driver's seat door opened and closed. "Jewel," Gideon called."Right. No need to help me. I'll lift it up myself," she happily approached the second cabin and pulled out the suitcase and a backpack. She hurried back to the front of the car and looked at the gate."You seem excited," Gideon commented, folding his arms. Jewel glanced at the corner of her eye and her lips curved into a smile. "I'll be
Simoen Saavedra was the least person she expected to meet on the first day of school. After what happened between them, she didn't want to associate herself to that guy ever again. Specially when Sheena's around the corner, waiting for the opportunity to attack her when she's not looking. But having Simoen in her class, what kind of luck was that?"Jasmine," she called the girl who was walking beside her. "Where did you get that news?" "You didn't know that it's a well-known fact in our department?" She closed her eyes and drew a breathe again. After some time, she opened her eyes and said, "In your tone, it's possible that everyone in our department know but no one told me?" Her brow raised. "If I had known he's back, I'll rather take an online class.""Err..." Jasmine smiled sheepishly. "I don't know why no one told you about that news."Was it possible that she's too busy during summer to care about the latest news in her department? Nevertheless, it's good that Jasmine told he