Damian squinted his eyes at Evelyn’s uncle in silent warning. He didn’t like seeing the little kitten upset. It was evident that she was just learning of her family’s true nature at the moment.
The tears in her eyes irked him.
Evelyn clenched her hand into a tight fist. She couldn’t believe what was happening. Was her uncle about to say they used her money and didn’t inform her for no reason?
‘I thought they were sincere, yet they only cared about my parent’s money.’
“There’s no money so how will we pay for the debt?”
She asked as she looked at her relatives. Her heart was aching from their betrayal but she couldn’t forget the fact that they were still in the mafia’s territory and they still had to pay back his money.
Seeing that they didn’t answer, Evelyn sighed in disappointment. They caused the problem but yet they offered no solution.
“I put up the house as collateral. You can get the title deeds while we look for money to pay back the debt.”
She said, now turning to face Damian timidly with her face lowered.
However, she did not notice how her relative's faces paled when she made that statement but Damian did. He smiled knowingly.
It seemed there was something wrong with the house.
Damian tapped his fingers on the table. “I will, but is the house worth 3 million dollars? Remember I have to get something that will give me back my money.”
Evelyn was quick to answer. Now looking up at him. He promised to let it go with the collateral repayment, why was he making excuses now? Was he trying to go back on his words?
“Yes… it’s a decent house. It can pay the debt.”
Damian nodded. “Very well then–”
“We sold the house! We are paying rent for it now.”
Evelyn’s uncle dropped another bomb. Shocking her to the core. She turned to face her family, anger rippling through her chest.
‘Not only had they spent my inheritance, but they also sold the house too? How could they do this?’
“You have to find the money for your cousin. We helped you leave the orphanage.”
“That’s right. Take it as you paying back for how we raised you.”
“Yes. Learn to be grateful, Evelyn.”
They used the morality card on her. She couldn’t fathom how she had lived with these people without knowing their true faces.
Her uncle who had been trembling under Damian’s gaze gave her a nasty look. Secretly urging her to take the debt repayment upon herself.
Evelyn felt speechless at their shamelessness.
Meanwhile, Damian observed their interaction with interest. He could see that Evelyn’s family was trying to dump the responsibility of the loan on her.
His eyes met Evelyn’s sad ones. Even though she was aggrieved, her beauty was beyond compare. Her strawberry blonde hair suited her fair skin perfectly. He thought she was exceptionally beautiful.
“We had a deal. Now that there’s no house, how are you going to pay for the debt?” He asked calmly.
Evelyn gulped, shifting uncomfortably where she stood. Her heart beat erratically in her chest. She had lost the bet and there was no way of paying the money back.
‘What do I do?’
She timidly glanced at Damian and said, “I - I will… I’ll find a job. I just graduated from school. I can work part-time while I go to college.”
Damian scoffed in response. “Work? What work can earn you 3 million dollars in a short time? Won’t I grow old waiting to get my money back?”
Evelyn had no words to counter what he said. It was true that it would take her many years of working to finish paying off that amount. She would have to spend the rest of her life working her ass off. But did she have a choice?
‘I’ll probably have to put on hold my plans of becoming a lawyer.’
She bit her lip, a look of dismay plastering her face.
Seeing her saddened look, Damian felt a weird sensation in his chest. His expression softened. She was too kind. Why would she take the responsibility to pay a debt that she knew nothing of?
“I… I’ll get multiple jobs and pay you back. I promise.”
Damian nodded. Looking at her, suddenly becoming serious. “Do you think the mafia is a joke?”
Evelyn’s heart skipped a beat at his sudden change in attitude. His deep dark gaze was making her nervous.
‘Are they going to beat us up now that we can’t pay the debt?’
“Jack… break Mark’s leg and continue to collect the debt.”
Evelyn trembled in fear when she heard Damian’s order. She couldn’t understand him. At first, he saved her and looked like he was kind to her and now he’s ordering ruthlessly for her cousin’s leg to be broken.
“No please… don’t hurt my son!”
Evelyn’s aunt began to scream hysterically after hearing the order. She crawled towards Damian’s desk, ignoring her husband’s attempts to stop her. There’s no way she would let them do that to her son.
Damian squinted his eyes, not liking the noise. He swept his gaze over Evelyn. She looked frightened at the mention of breaking her cousin's legs.
He wondered if she was willing to do anything to save her family which doesn't seem to care about her.
“I have an offer.” He said quietly but everyone heard. “Evelyn should be my slave pet. She can delay the repayment of the debt for one day if she acts as a pet for the day.”
Evelyn yelled at Damian. ‘What did he say? His pet?’
“Why would I be your pet?” She questioned angrily. Didn’t she mention that she would do her best to work and earn money?
Damian massaged his chin while looking at Evelyn with a small smirk on his lips.
“What do you think?” He asked her in amusement. “Don’t you know what a pet is used for in this context? You’re an adult, aren’t you?”
Anger surged within Evelyn as her cheeks puffed up and her face flushed red.
“I told you. I’M NOT A WHORE.” She said through gritted teeth.
Damian chuckled. Her angry face tickled his heart. She looked so adorable. He couldn’t help but want to tease her more.
“Of course… I didn’t say you were. I just said I’ll keep you as my pet. I’ll cancel the debt.”
“What do you say?” Damian directed the question to Evelyn’s uncle, “I can give you as much time as you need to come up with the money as long as Evelyn becomes my sex slave.”
He was about to answer when Evelyn cut him off, glaring daggers at Damian. “You’re a horrible person! How can you even suggest such a thing? I’ll never be your pet!”
She yelled, her chest heaving in anger. What did he take her for?
“Fine. How about a vote from a family of four?” Damian said calmly. “The majority wins. Those in favor of giving Evelyn to me as payment for the debt, raise your hand.”
When Jack heard Damian’s words, his lips twitched. ‘Since when does Damian keep women as his pets? He just sleeps with them but never keeps them around him.’ He studied Damian’s unreadable face and saw a glint in his eyes. After a thought, he looked at the small woman who was trembling and glaring at Damian in anger. Jack realized Damian was having fun riling the girl up. Evelyn’s hope was ignited when Damian suggested voting. There’s no way her family would sell her off. Even if they used her money, they still cared about her. But her heart dropped the next second. Her aunt, uncle and Mark both raised their hands, making her stomach twist painfully. Was she about to be sold out by her own family? It wasn’t going to surprise her anymore. They had proved to be capable of anything. To be honest, she thought they would fight to protect her. Feeling betrayed, a sharp pang of pain rippled through her chest. She wanted to resist and say she wasn’t obligated to do this, but she re
The moment Evelyn walked up on stage, she regretted it. All the courage she had felt back in Damian’s office had disappeared and she was now struck with the reality that she was only in her bra and pants while several leering gazes raked her body. She felt exposed so she wrapped her arms around herself. “Come on! What are you doing? Show us what you can do!” “Yes baby! Don’t be shy!” A crowd began to gather down the stage and cheered her on. After panicking for a moment, she took a deep breath and suddenly decided to give it a try. She would make some money from Damian if she continued. ‘That’s right… it’s just dancing. I’m not doing it for free anyway.’ Evelyn convinced herself and began to dance on the stage. The onlookers were in awe looking at the beauty dancing on the stage. They could tell from her unskilled movements that she was a novice in this area. But it made her look more alluring. She had the perfect body with the right amount of curves. Damian suddenly
The next day, Evelyn awoke to the sound of birds chirping outside. Sun rays illuminated the room through the drawn-back curtains, hitting her face. She scrunched up her nose at the discomfort to her eyes. Recalling where she was, Evelyn jolted up in shock when she realized she had fallen asleep at some point. She glanced down and breathed out in relief when she found herself dressed. ‘At least he had the decency not to touch me without my permission.’ Turning to Damian’s side of the bed, she found it empty and figured he had left earlier. Her face flushed a deep crimson when she remembered what happened last night. Damian had ordered her to strip. She was right. He was dangerous and if she stayed here for long, she would end up losing her most precious thing to him. And she didn’t want that. Even though Damian was handsome and hot, she didn’t love him. Evelyn made up her mind to work harder to earn money and pay him back so that she could leave this dangerous place. She
The hours passed by fleetingly as Evelyn continued learning how to bartend. She frowned, seeing that Damian had been sitting in the hall the whole time. Didn’t he have some crimes to commit or something? She wondered. Anyway, she brushed those thoughts away. Placing her cocktail on a small tray, she happily walked over to Damian’s side, feeling proud of herself. “I’m done! The first wine made by me!” She said excitedly, grabbing a short table nearby and placing it next to Damian. All the while, Jack was observing them silently, sitting on a different couch, a few steps away from Damian. Looking at the wine, Damian resisted the urge to wrinkle his nose. It didn’t look good at all and he was reluctant to drink it, lest he gets poisoned. However, seeing Evelyn’s expectant expression, he grabbed the glass and drank it in one gulp, trying not to gag. It tasted as horrible as it looked. “The wine is difficult to drink.” he suddenly said and just as Evelyn’s smile was about to dr
“I’ll take it that you’re satisfied, sir. Can you pay me the ten thousand dollars now?” Evelyn requested, trying her best to hide her discontentment. She had felt insulted by Damian’s remark after she kissed him but she brushed it aside, not letting it affect her. After all, she only did what she had to do to leave this place earlier. That kiss didn’t mean anything. “You’re not going to go back on your words, are you? Or maybe you’re just a liar.” She taunted when he didn't respond, trying to get back at him for humiliating her and calling her a pet. Of course, she knew she had signed an agreement to be his pet but it didn’t mean he had to rub it in her face each time he gets. ‘I have feelings too. How can he easily call me a pet and claim to be my master like we are in the dynasty era?’ Damian frowned, pulling at his tie to loosen it. After that small intimate moment, he had felt a little hot and the tips of his ears had flushed a crimson color. Looking at Evelyn’s forced smi
Recalling her conversation with Nina, Evelyn rolled her eyes. But heat washed over her face. ‘How can she ask me such a question?’ Poor Evelyn kept giggling like a young teen each time she thought about it. Nina was so naughty. Evelyn sighed, Nina’s suggestion wasn’t probable. She just couldn’t see herself getting along with Damian. He confused her. Sometimes he seemed aggressive. Reminding her constantly how she was his pet and him, her master. And other times he was somewhat soft and dare she say, flirty? Evelyn couldn’t understand him at all. To her, he seemed dangerous. One who held a mask over his face, not allowing people to see the real him. How was she supposed to get along with such an unpredictable person? It was better to stay away. She quickly roused herself from her thoughts. ‘I have to stay strong and find a way to pay back the money. There’s no way I can be a slave pet forever.’ She thought to herself and went back to the hall with determination. Heading
“Hola señorita, I would like an Aperol Spritz please.” Evelyn smiled sheepishly at the man in front of her who had just made an order. “Um… sure.” She darted her eyes in the restroom's direction nervously, wondering what was taking Tom so long. He had excused himself for a bit, telling her he will be back soon but now there was a guest and she had no idea how to make this Aperol or whatever it’s called, she didn’t know anything about it. She looked up at the expectant customer and chuckled awkwardly, “I’m sorry, I’ll just call the bartender for you.” The man raised his brows, raking his eyes over her body. “You’re not one? But you’re dressed in uniform.” “Um, well…” Evelyn stammered. She didn’t know what to say. Just when she was about to accept the order, Tom came out of the restroom and widened his eyes in fear. ‘Shit! I left my post now there’s a man talking flirtatiously to the boss’ woman. I’ll be in deep shit if he sees this.’ He rushed over to the counter and said ha
Evelyn’s heart was almost leaping out of her chest as it thumped louder than ever before. She didn’t know what had gotten into her. But since she was already sitting on Damian’s lap, she thought she might as well go all the way. Whining her waist sensually, she rocked her hips back and forth on him. An adorable pink crept up her cheeks as she gazed deeply into Damian’s eyes. ‘Oh my God! I can’t believe I’m doing this.’ Soon, she noticed Damian's eyes began to turn a shade darker, lust swirling in them just as she felt something poking her right on her core. Her eyes widened when it throbbed against her, making her jump up from his lap immediately, feeling all hot and bothered. “I just wanted to get today’s... Um .. ten thousand dollars since you were not satisfied with the wine.” She explained hastily, her heart pounding vigorously. She was afraid that she had just provoked the devil. Damian squinted his eyes at Evelyn. He had been taken aback when she suddenly rode him f