Chapter 37A few days later Charity POV"You look perfect," Enny gushed over my look, and even I knew that I looked different today. The long red pretty gown adorned with stones fitted me perfectly like it was tailored for me alone. I had no idea Enny was a stylist until today, and I must confess that she is really good at what she does. She did quite a perfect job on my hair and my make-up too. Mason called me yesterday that he was going to pick me up today being Saturday so we could go see his Mom. More like his Mom invited me over. Gosh! I'm so nervous."Is this really necessary, Enny? Not that we are doing a real thing, anyway," I rolled my eyes when she added more makeup to my face, but she scoffed."You should make this real. That is the deal. Remember you are not going there as a high schooler, so you need to look your best as the working-class lady that you are," She reminded me, emphasizing the working class, but I rolled my eyes."Whatever," I scoffed."Gosh! Just look at y
Chapter 38Charity POV"You are welcome to my humble abode. It's nice to have you here," I wasn't expecting his Mom to be as welcoming and accommodating as this, but she amazed me. I thought all wealthy people were arrogant, but she has given me a new picture to hold on to."Don't conclude yet. She doesn't know that you are a poor girl, Ms.," My subconscious mind reminded me, and I sighed briefly, giving my decision a second thought."Thank you, ma'am," I bowed slightly."You can call me Mom, please. My son is going to marry you soon, so you shouldn't be so formal with me," I almost choked on my spit when she said that, and I was forced to look at Mason, but the idiot turned his face away and left me to smile like a fool. I just hope this woman doesn't mistake this as something serious. How the heck will I explain to her that I was a hired girlfriend?"Hmm," I smiled at her nervously."I made this especially for you. I took my time to make it myself. You should try it," She uttered as
Chapter 39"Ch... Chase? What the heck are you doing here?" He shrugged, his hands tucked inside his pockets."Is there anything wrong with coming to see my girlfriend?" He asked as he covered the distance between them, and she huffed unbelievably."Gir... girlfriend? I told you to stop addressing me like that, Chase. I'm not your girlfriend for fuck's sake. Stop coming to my house, please," She said to him sternly and walked past him, but he held her hand and pulled her back."Are you walking out on me, huh?" He scoffed unbelievably as he turned to face her, his eyes blazing with anger."You are not expecting me to stand here with you, right?""How much did he pay you?" He asked, his face holding a serious expression, and Charity's heart skipped for a moment. How did he know that she was paid for this? Is he stalking her? She asked herself and swallowed the lump that formed in her throat as she stared at him wordlessly, not knowing what to reply to him with."Is it because of the bea
Chapter 40"What do you mean you are moving with Charity?" Knox asked as he watched Chase pack his things."It's just temporary, man. I'm not going to stay there forever. You are making it look like I'm leaving forever," Chase paused and looked at Knox."This doesn't make any sense, honestly. You can't possibly leave this place just like that, Chase. I mean, it doesn't make any sense," Jax spoke up as he sat on Chase's bed."There is nothing wrong with that, Jax...""To what end, Chase? To what fucking end are you going to do this? This is madness. I'm your friend and I should tell you the truth. You've fucking lost it," Tristan lamented bitterly, the urge to slap Chase at the back of his head maybe to reset his brain spurred through him but he held back himself. Causing trouble was the last thing on his mind at that moment."Come on, guys. Can you all stop making this look like a big deal when it's nothing? We are still going to see often, we are still going to school together, and..
Chapter 41Charity POV"When is the class going to end, please?" I whined silently after I checked my wristwatch. It was Monday today and we weren't supposed to come to school since they were celebrating a festival here or whatever they called it, but our History teacher asked us to come to school for a test. Who does that? I thought Chase would be in class too, but it seemed like he wasn't concerned about the test. I shouldn't have expected less, anyway. He was the son of the school owner, anyway. He could buy his way out."And that is all for today. See you tomorrow," the history teacher finally left the class, and as if we all planned it, every one of us in the class sighed in relief."Finally! I thought he was not going to leave," Enny breathed out as he came to sit on her chair. We were separated earlier because she wouldn't stop talking. Good for her, anyway."I feel so drained. We should go home, Charity," she whined tiredly as she brought out her backpack from her drawer and d
Chapter 43"Ch... Chase? What is going on here?" Charity could barely speak because she was still shocked by the sight of the living room, not to talk of the weird Chase standing in front of her. This couldn't be the chase Denver she knew. He was the last person to act like this around him."Nothing. Oh, the living room? I'm sorry I didn't inform you before I did this..." He paused and smiled at me."The couches were a bit work out, so I thought I should get a new one and also renovate this place. What do you think? Do you like them?" Charity felt like the world had turned upside down. Was something wrong with her eyes and ears because no way this could be Chase."What's wrong with you, Chase? Did something happen? You can talk to me. Did you get into an accident and hurt your head? What's going on?" She was forced to ask, scared of the way this guy was putting up an act."I'm perfectly fine, Charity. Come on, let's go to the dining room. The food is going to get cold," She was still
Chapter 43Just less than twenty-four hours and Charity felt like she was going to die anytime soon.It was supposed to be a beautiful Tuesday morning, but with Chase under the same roof as her, no day would ever be beautiful for her.Charity stood in front of the mirror and admired the beautiful woman who was looking back at her. It was her reflection. She was proud of herself for the strong and beautiful woman she had grown into, and the only thing she could at least do for herself was to smile."Yes! I'm good to go," she smiled at her reflection one more time, then reached for her backpack she left on the bed earlier and dashed out of her room. She left the house early as usual so she could get to school early.A sweet aroma welcomed her as soon as she stepped into the living room, and her stomach grumbled hungrily, her mouth didn't fail to salivate and the only thing she wanted was to have a taste of the food that smelt so good. When she recalled that the food was made by Chase, s
Chapter 1 Chase POV "What is wrong with you, Chase? You've been in high school for twelve years now. Are you planning not to ever graduate?" Mom flung my result on my face, obviously heartbroken. "Mom... I'm still trying my best. It's not just sinking in," It's crazy how I still dared to defend myself even in this condition, right? "You are not doing your best, or maybe your best is not just enough," She scolded me again, and I sighed. "Mom, I told you that I don't want to go to school. It's not my calling, and being in high school for so long should be proof that it's not my calling," I tried to defend myself, but she scoffed and the way she glared hard at me was really scary that my soul left my body for a second. "Come on, Mom. Stop glaring at me like that," I threw my gaze away, and she sighed. "You are turning twenty-two in a few months, Chase. Your age mates are already graduated from college and doing well in their business. Your sister is almost through with her high sc