"Hey mum" I hugged and kissed her on both cheeks.
"Mariah" I bent to hug her "Hope he's been on his best behavior?" I pointed at King who doesn't seem to be too excited to see me.
"Mathew" I smiled at my stepfather and gave him a nod.
"I'm guessing this is Trevor" my mom walked close to Jordan who gave me a questionable look.
"Actually mum, his name is Jordan. I didn't want you to do a background ground check hence the fake name" I deserve the best liar trophy award for this stunt I pulled.
Jordan gave me the 'we are not done talking about this' look and we all took our seats at the
Chapter 28Days LaterAprilMy eyes slowly drifted open to accommodate the strange surrounding. I tried to sit up and saw my hands restrained and cuffed to each side of the bed I'd been placed on. The realization of the frightening situation dawned on me. I tried to recall the events before the blackout and remembered my call with Megan to meet up at my place for movie night, my excitement to tell Jordan I was leaving in person, and storming out of his office after catching him in a compromising position with Belcarlis. I also remember getting in my car and almost turning on the ignition when someone gagged me with a handkerchief that I figured must have been doused in chloroform because it immediately made me unconscious.Have I been kidnapped? The horror of where I could be and what could be done to me left me in fury. My gown was still intact a
Chapter 29AprilA few days ago.The past few days have been a joyful rollercoaster. I was almost getting used to coming home to meet him until this morning because he would be going back to his place tonight. The selfish part of me wanted to make him permanent residence at my place but I had to be considerate.My mum accepting Jordan wholeheartedly because she trusts my judgment was one of the major highlights. I know it'll take more time for her to accept Jordan fully and all I just have to do is wait until then. I trust Jordan not to mess things up and she trusts me."I'm sorry Megan" I faked pity with my voice as I used my shoulder to secure the phone properly on my ear whilst going through the bulky folder on my des
Chapter 30AprilDuring my days in this dingy place, I'd come to learn its a human trafficking chain that preys on female victims who are later sold into the Mexican border where they end up mostly sex slaves.According to the activities that have been going on, we were going to be moved in a matter of days and it bothered me a lot to know that we might not be found. I had no idea where we were or how to escape but, I was willing to take a chance on it. I'd made friends with a couple of ladies and together we will escape tonight and alert the authorities to come save the others who are too wounded to make a run for it.As the time drew near, I became nervous and scared but at the same time willing to risk it all. I'd made so many of them count on me and I am not ready to let them down. I won't let myself down. Diego suddenly walked into the room with a gun in hand and Sameera followed suit behi
Chapter 31I peeped from the balcony to see the cops arriving at my house. I went into the room and awaited their arrival. Like perfect timing, Belcarlis eyes twitched and then fully open."Morning" she greeted and I didn't respond."Are you okay?" She continued and I remained silent still.I was still in denial of something that was glaring at me with genuine evidence."How could you?" I asked"What's wrong?" She sat upright"Why did you do it!" I exclaimed and became furious at the way she exuded innocence whereas she had been deceitful all this while.The cops barged into my room observing all protocols before cuffing and dragging her out."What's going on here? I didn't do anything. Jordan" she called outI stood still trying to get a grip as her voice trailed off."We need to go" Jaso
Chapter 32A week later.APRIL"So you think it's a favor?" I paused "So what? Poor April needs a babysitter since she can't get a grip?""You know that's not what I mean," Jordan said, his hands on his hips."I didn't force you to stay back at home and abandon your work. I don't even want you at home and you know what? I think it's high time I leave this place" I slowly retreated to go back to the bedroom"Wait" he called out, slowly walking to cover the distance between us. "I am sorry April. I didn't mean to let this happen but please you're being too hard on me. You've grown distant and cold towards me. It's almos
Chapter 33"Something is wrong with me Vanessa and I know it. That's why I've come to see you and not Megan b3cause I'm sure she wouldn't understand as much as you will." I paced back and forth in Vanessa's bedroom."Calm down April. Relax and tell me what's wrong""It's Jordan and I." I finally sat close to her on the bed, my legs intertwined and arms folded."What's wrong with you and Jordan?" She asked, turning to face me fully."Anytime we have sex, I don't feel it anymore. I don't get excited and butterflies don't travel in my stomach.""And by that you mean?" H
PrologueGreyIf you are looking for a flawless male character, this is not for you.I repeat this is not for you.If you are looking for that dashing, successful, Romantic, loving, handsome, and perfect man, I am not the one. I am far from being perfect.And if you're thinking I'm going to be somehow redeemed by some woman, sorry not sorry to burst your bubble. I am not redeemable.Which is why you need to stop r
Chapter 115 years agoAprilMonday is the worst day for me and it's because it's the beginning of the week hence a long transition to Friday- my favorite day into the weekend mostly because i love staying at home. If schooling wasn't a necessity or mandatory, i would totally buy the idea of staying at home for the rest of my life but education is the greatest gift you can give a child.My parents forced that quote into my brain since i was born. They wanted me to be successful, who could blame them.I step into the hallway and something unusual caught my eyes. People staring at me like i am the best thing since sliced bread but then again, i am no sliced bread, in fact, I'm the opposite in the worst way. Overly big glasses, braces, two sectioned cornrows, bright rainbow-colored armless turtleneck sweater, calf-length pleated skirt, and flats aren't exactly a sight to see excep