It was from a woman who is living about two towns away from mine. I didn't even read it cos it too far for my liking
I ignored it and continued my home work. After a while, I checked my laptop again and saw another request.
Hey, I'm Katie and I need you to look after Rose, rose is my cat. Call me if you are interested (number)
"Ew, no, I hate cats" I said to myself.
A lot more request came but I'm not comfortable with all. Just as I'm about to lose hope, another request came.
Hi Melody, I'm Tanya and please I want you to look after my mother. It's just from 3-7. I do come back from work around 7. I have a son but he's useless lol, I'll be glad if you can accept my offer. This is my address (address) and my number (number)
I smiled as I read the letter. "Yes! This is the one and it's just the next street".
I picked my phone and called the number "Hello" I said. Then I heard a very sweet voice, "Yes Hello, this is Tanya, may I know who's on the line?"
"Yes, this is Melody and I..." but she cuts me off
"Hey, Mel" she paused, "Sorry can I call u Mel?" she asked carefully as if afraid to hurt me.
I chuckle "Yeah, sure you can" I said and smile to myself
"So, I read your request and I'm interested so, I just wanted to ask that when can I resume? " I said
"You can come now darling, I'm about to go out so I'll just explain a few things to you" she said
"You've seen the address right?" she asked
"Yeah. Okay, I'll be there in 10"
I hung up and quickly called Catherine to update her and she was so happy and she blabbed about wearing something nice before we hung up and I promised to tell her more at school tomorrow.
I changed into a tank top and sweatpants. I tied my hair in a high ponytail and a white shoe.
I went downstairs and saw my aunt already drunk in the sleeping room.
"Naagaaalie... Ish dab you" my aunt said
I shook my head and gently opened the door and slid out.
It took me about 8 minutes walk to get to Tanya's house.
The house is a big house at least bigger than my aunt's house.
I knocked on the door and what I saw shocked me. I felt like entering the ground then the first thing I asked was that I'm I in the right house.
I wanted to turn back when I saw Kendall King, the School's bad boy, my cousin's boyfriend when the door opened wider and a young beautiful lady appeared.
"Melody right?" The beautiful lady with shoulder-length brown hair with brown eyes said.
"Um... Y.. Y.. " I stutter staring at Kendall in shock.
Perhaps, is this where he lives. I'll have to quit this job
"Yes. Mi.. Mi.. Mrs. K.. King right?" I asked
"Yes darling and please call me Tanya and this rude boy here is my son Kendall" she said.
This young woman is his mother? He is her son? Or did she adopt him? I thought to myself.
"I know her. She's my classmate. Melody Tragers" he said smirking.
"oh, you know each other, that's great. Please come in mel," she said
Kendall and Tanya stepped back and I entered while Kendall closed the door behind me.
The inside of the house is amazing. There are pictures of Kendall and his mom, Kendall, his mom and another older lady, not too old though, at least in her late fifties.
Just then, a woman came in to the sitting room "Ah, you must be Melody" she said.
"Yes, ma'am" I said.
"I'm Gracy, the mother of Kendall's mother. In short, he's my grandson. And My! have anyone ever told you how pretty you look? You and my grandson will really..." She didn't get to finish her statement when she was cut off by Kendall
"Aunt Gracy!" Kendall said warningly.
He's calling his grandmother aunt?
"Okay, okay son" she said smiling and I chuckle silently.
"Darling, please call me Aunt Gracy, I'm not that old for you to start addressing me like an old woman" she said and I smiled
"Okay, Aunt Gracy"
Tanya explained a few things that all I need to do is keep her mom's company and she always love preparing dinner so I should help her and some other stuffs before she went out.
"I'll be in my room" Kendall said before going upstairs which I assumed is the way to his room.
I sat down beside Aunt Gracy and we started chatting.
I love her company. After a while, she told me she wanted to prepare dinner and I should get her some things from the store.
She gave me a list of things to be bought.
"You should call Kendall me. He always give me a ride whenever I want to go out"
Before I could protest, she started pushing me up the stairs.
"Go on...go on" she says repeatedly.
After climbing about five steps, she stopped pushing but didn't stop saying go on
I turned back and she gave me a thumbs up.
I sighed and continued up the stairs. After all the steps is an hallway with six rooms, three to the right and three to the left.
Then straight down, facing me is a balcony.
I sighed cos I didn't even know which one of these rooms is his.
Then, I heard shuffling from the last room. Since no one else his home except his grandma, who's in the living room and me, then that's probably his room.
I stood in front of his door and knocked twice.
"Ugh... Aunt Gracy can't I... " the door opened and he paused.
"Mel" he said calmly.
I'm starting to doubt he was the bad boy who assists my sister in bullying me.
"Melody" I said correcting him. He doesn't have the right to call me Mel.
I saw disappointment flash through his silver eyes but it quickly cleared.
He cleared his throat "Why are you here?"
"I um... Aunt Gracy Um... To the... I Um... I... Auntgracytoldyoutogivemearide" I said.
"can you be a little... Slower?" he asked
"I... Aunt Gracy said to give me a ride, we're going shopping" I said fiddling with my fingers.
"Okay, lemme get my car keys" he said and entered his room back.
"Where have you been all day" my drunk aunt barked as I entered the house after the day's work.
"Since when did you start worrying about my whereabouts" I said back calmly.
"You bitch!, you now talk back isn't it, you've been sleeping around with boys isn't it?" she barked again furiously
I stayed calm at my spot. She came near me annoyed that I didn't respond.She slapped me but I still stayed rooted at my positionHonestly, I've gotten used to her beatings except the slaps though. It was always like she gets good at slapping each day. The scars of the beating only stay on my body, it doesn't hurt.She was furious that it still didn't affect me.She chuckles crazily "I see you're trying to prove stubborn" she says againI looked everywhere but her eyes."Look at me you whore" she took the bottle of her alcohol and broke it on my shoulder.The skin tore a bit and blood gush out but she wasn't through. She pounced on me, scratch, bite, beat.After she was tired, she slump on the floor and that was when I had the chance to run to my room.I locked the door imm
She pulled up in the school driveway. "Thanks for not driving me to death""My pleasure sweetheart" she said and we both smiled."You promised to update me about how your job went remember?" she said as we unbuckle the seatbelt and get ready to go out of the car."oh yeah...that, well, the job was good, it's okay but you won't believe whose house I'm working at, ""Who?" she asked"Kendall" I said"Kendall , Kendall, Kendall, who's Kendall?" she asked.Just then I saw Kendall and Natalie making out in front of Kendall's car. Ew, after one full night, this again? Don't they ever get tired?Catherine asked the question again bringing me out of my thought.Then I looked at her and then in the direction of Natalie and KendallShe gasped"That's Natalie" she said
"Um... Um" I stuttered speechlesslyNoticing my inconvenience, she speak up "Anyways that's a talk for another day but first, sorry but I have to do this" she said and before I could say do what, I heard her voice again"Hey, Alex" that's my naughty friend talking to my teacher and she called him Alex, she'll never get away with that without a detentionWait, detention, she's trying to get a detention because I did, As sweet as that sounds, it's equally crazy"I'm sick of writing shitty formulae" My crazy friend blurted out crazily"Yeah, we're done writing stupid formulae now will you get the FUCK out of the class" said a thick voiceThat definitely wasn't Catherine's voice. I looked up and saw that it was KendallI gave Josh a questioning look but he gave me an I also don't understand what is going on lookTo cut the
"Why would you.. " he asked but I wasn't listening anymore. I snatched his phone from Aunt Gracy but was met with passwordI wanted to hand it over to him to press his password but he beat me to it by telling me"The password is kejogmet""okay" I said pressing the password and it unlocked though in my mind, I was surprised. I can remember overhearing NataliesN conversation with Jeanette and Eleanor when Natalie complained Kendall wont tell her his phone's password.But the thought of getting back my phone and killing that jack-ass head clouded the other thought."I saved his name with bff" Kendall saidI was surprised that he was allowing me to press his phone"I'm gonna go get a juice in the fridge" Aunt Gracy said and left for the kitchenJosh number ringed thrice before he picked up. Loud music can be heard in the backgrou
I dragged my weary body to the door stop and I knocked on the door.I knocked again, then I heard my aunt's voice"I'm coming" she said "Natalie is that you?" she said as her footsteps became close and I readied myself for anything. No, I readied myself for everythingShe opened the door and gestured me to come in. I was not shocked cos I know my aunt too well.She didn't want the neighbors to interfere so she didn't attack me at the entrance.I'm dead. I know it."Aunt Natasha, I.."The next thing I received was a slap and everything became blur"You bitch...you're just the same as your mother... You're a bastard" she said throwing anything she sees around her at me.I winced at the pain but she continued not caring."You ungratedul soul..."That was when the real
"Why are you here?" I asked feeling uncomfortable that he's seeing me in a tank top and a short that barely covers my thighHe stares at my dressing for a moment ''Crazy pervert" I thought.Then he looked at my face and said "Can I come in first? " Then I nodded and left the door for him to come in.He entered and locked the door behind him. ."What...what are you... D.. Doing?" I asked stepping backward"Easy princess, we're going out and I don't want anyone to barge in and find only the bed. My mom would be curious if she finds out we left the house" he saidI folded my arm and replied "Why would you think I want to go out with you... In the middle of the night at that""You See Mel..." he started"Melody... It's Melody to you". I told him"OK Melody,
I woke up on something like a rock and my head hurts like shit.Has my bed turned into a rock? I wonderedI felt the morning sunlight hit my face directly. 'What happened to the roof' I wondered againI opened my eyes to be met with the sky then I screamed.Just then I heard ruffling behind me. "What the hell Mel?" The familiar voice said before the owner of the voice came to my view.I huffed a sigh of relief "What happened yesterday?" I asked."Well, it doesn't matter, now if u do not want to be late for school nerdy, I advice you stand up right away" He said with no expression."Right... School... School...Wait a sec, did you just call me nerdy" I asked."Yes" He said less concerned."That hurts duffer" I said feigning hurt."Don't care... And by the way, forget wha
The moment we alighted from the car, we were like magnet attracting some kind of eye force. All eyes were on us or maybe I'm exaggerating."So far, so good Geek Queen, get ready, some nice show's heading your way" he said and I followed his eyesight. Then I saw Jeanette and Eleanor coming our way."Hi handsome" Jeanette said winking at Josh while Eleanor shot me a death glare."Jeanette" he said smirking."You up for a coffee later?" She asked trying to pose in a sexy way.Oh my eyes, so shameless. I was planning to leave until I heard my name."Right, Mel?" Josh asked."Yeah, I'm sorry...what?" I asked since I didn't hear what he asked."We were going shopping after school, weren't we?" He asked."Oh, were we?" I raised an eyebrow. "Damn, yeah we were" I said Smiling awkwardly. "I guess?""Whatever, you