Third Person's POV
The woman was woke by their maid.
”Madam Rhea? Are you feeling well?“ the maid asked her.
The woman was still recovering herself from headache and dizziness, but she managed to answer her maid.
“I just felt tired,” Rhea answered.
Rhea tried to show that she is strong enough to lift herself up from the bed. However, she failed to do it. She suddenly collapse and luckily, one of the maids is alert. She didn't fell on the floor.
If that happened, maybe the dizziness and headache she is experiencing right now will get worse.
“Ma'am, we suggest that you must stay in bed," the maid with a small mole on her lips.
"I am sorry but I need to go to work."
Rhea forces herself to get out of the bed, but just like what happened earlier, her body surrendered because of fatigue.
"Ma'am. Look, you can't even get out of the bed or even stand for just 2 seconds."
The statement of the maid with a dark skin was agreed by the others.
"If you will continue to force yourself to move and stand, everything will get worse," she added.
At last, Rhea finally listen to her maids. The workers take care of Rhea for the whole day. But they dont know that there is someone who is watching them from afar.
From the small opening on her mother's room door, Sarah was stealing a glance. Everytime that all of the maids are inside her mother's room, she will just sit outside of the room. And when someone will go outside, she will immediately hide herself in the next room.
That's what Sarah is doing for the whole day. She wants to take care of her mom also, but the fear that it is already mad at her runs first before she can do it.
"Why don't you come inside?"
Sarah was filled with shocked when a woman's voice talk to her.
It is their maid. The one with a mole on its lips.
"I don't want to," she answered.
"Why? She is your Mom. Supposedly, you must be the one who take care of her."
Sarah just chuckle. She doesn't know what to say. If she will answer that she fears that her mother is mad at her, their maid will surely ask her for more questions, and she does not want that.
”Hmm. Just go to your mother's room anytime you want. You are her daughter, so you do not need to ask permission from us."
Those were the last words of the maid before it enters the room.
Sarah went to the kitchen to have some dinner.
"What the hell...”
She was stunted when she saw their empty fridge.
She walks to her room and get her purse. She will have some grocery for today.
The brown-haired maid look at her.
“Yes Maam?“ she answered while sweeping the floor.
“I am going to the grocery store. If ever Mom will ask where am I, just say I buy food for dinner.”
The maid stop what she is doing.
“Maam, you can stay here at home and I will be the one who will go to the grocery store for you,” she said.
Sarah smiled. ”No, thanks. I also want to breath some air from the outside. You have to stay here."
The maid nodded. "Be safe on the road, Madam."
Sarah went out. Instead of using her car, she chose to walk. It is not because she is saving the gasoline. She does not want to go home early.
It took her more or less 30 minutes to reach the grocery store. When she arrived at her destination, there are just few people inside.
Sarah take her time inside the store.
"It is still 7:00. I must have long time here. It is still early," she said to herself.
Unlike what other rich people do, Sarah compare the prices of the products and she will choose the one with cheaper price.
She gets some milk, sugar, biscuits, coffee, and few canned products. Lastly, she went to the area where the different kinds of meat are located.
"Should I buy chicken or pork? If I am going to choose pork, Mom will surely eat just few amount. Okay, I'll go with chicken meat."
It took her 5 minutes to choose the best chicken meat. She observe the characteristics of the meat to assure that it is fresh and that she will not regret buying it.
She walking towards the cashier when her car bumped to another person.
"I'm sorry," she said to the person.
When she looked up, she saw that it is Miss Fatima.
"Oh, Miss Fatima. I don't expect to see you here," Sarah said to Miss Fatima while flashing her greatest smile on her face.
Instead of greeting her back like what Miss Fatima is usually doing, Miss Fatima walk fast away from her.
"Miss Fatima!" Sarah shouts but Miss Fatima did not make a glance to her.
"What is her problem? She is not like that."
Sarah just do not mind what happen to Miss Fatima. She just continue to walk to the cashier.
"Argh! This is so heavy!" Sarah exclaimed.
"I regret that I did not use my car!" she shouts between her disappointment.
Even her arms and hands hurt because of lifting all of her heavy groceries, she still managed to walk.
One minute feels like an hour for her because of her groceries. Her palms turned red.
She decided to stop at the park and put down her groceries to have some rest.
"Maybe I will go home at 8:00. I will just stay here for some minutes."
While sitting alone in a bench, she suddenly heard several voices laughing. When she look around, she saw a family.
"I wish my family is like them," Sarah whispered in the wind.
The family is laughing with each other. You can see and sense the genuine happiness in the eyes.
A hand touched Sarah's shoulder that cause her dream to stop.
"Who are you?" Sarah asked the man.
"You are Sarah Montreal right?" the man asked him back.
"Why do you know me? Who are you?" Sarah asked him again.
The man take a deep breath before answering.
"I am Dwyane."
"Your mom's second husband."
Third Person's POV"Your mom's second husband."That four-word sentence gives confusion to Sarah."What? Are you serious?" the lady asked him.The man can sense that Sarah has a doubt on what he is saying."Look, I am here to have some rest. And if you are here to disturb me, or if this is just a prank, please, stay away,” Sarah added with irritability in her voice."This is not a prank," the man said.Sarah was stun for seconds. The way the man is talking to her, it is very firm and it looks like he is very serious about what he is saying."I am looking for Rhea. Please tell me where she is," the man said.This time, his voice is in the tone of begging. Not just his voice, but also his eyes. Sarah can clearly see his eyes beg
Sarah's POVUsually, we are awake by the bright light that is touching our eyes in every morning. However, it is not the reason why I am going to get of the bed this early.I woke up because of the loud voices coming from the ground floor of our house. Their shouts hurts my ear."This is my property," one voice firmly stated.Is that Mom?Even I am having a hard time opening my eyes and even I am still sleepy for those shouts interrupted me from sleeping peaceful, I still managed to put my self to walk down the stairs to know what is happening in the first floor and where do those loud noise is coming from.I can still hear those shouts. I can not see the who is quarreling in the ground floor for everything I can see is still blur. Maybe this is because I just woke up some seconds ago and my body is still in recovery mode or my body really nee
Sarah's POV"You made the right decision, my daughter," my dad said.Leaving my mom is not an easy thing. I love her more than my life. But after what she did to me? All I can say is she does not deserve that everlasting love that I am offering to her."What now?" I asked my father.We are here in his car. I do not know where we are going. I just saw him waiting for me at the gate of our house."I will introduce you to your new mother," he said.My eyebrows met because of his answer. New mother? What does he mean?"New mother? What?" I asked him."Yes." He nod. "Your new mother.""I do not understand. Is that your new partner?" I asked with confusion.Seriously, I do not
Sarah's POVI was busy eating my breakfast when Miss Fatima approach me."Good morning, Sarah," she greeted me."Good morning, Miss Fa- I mean, Mom."She smiled at me. She sat on the chair in front of me and stir her coffee."Sarah?"I looked at her."Uhm, yes?""Please do not force yourself. I know that you are new to this. You don't have to call me "mom" or treat me as your true mother immediately. Of course you need to be comfortable in this relationship but I am not forcing you. I know that it will take time. For now, treat me as a close friend," she said to me."Thank you for understanding me, Miss Fatima," I said and I gave her my widest smile.She hugged me tight.
Dwyane's POV"I don't have any daughter. If I have, that is only Samantha, but she is already dead."Wait- what? Is she serious?"W-what?""Why? Got any problem with that?" she asked.I do not want to have an argument with her, because I know in the end, she will win even if she is not right.Rhea does like to win everytime, and once she fail, she will not accept it. She will do everything to claim the top even if it leads to the destruction of other's life."Nothing. I am just shocked." I said."Please do not talk about that Sarah, or about Sandro. You are going to ruin my day.""I am sorry Rhea. I just want to clear things."She turned the television off before she answered me."If y
Miss Fatima's POV"I feel like I'm just missing, somewhere whenever you leave, " I sang.”We've got all the ingredients, except you loving me, " Sarah continued the song."And respectfully, " we both sang while Sarah is clapping her hands with the beat.We laughed at each other. I just can not imagin that Sarah likes the singer that I love, which is Melanie Martinez."How did you discover Melanie Martinez by the way?" I asked her while driving."My friend way back high school introduce me to Melanie. At first, I was not convince that Melanie is a great singer. But after I heard her song? My mind changed.""Melanie's songs are really meaningful.""So true, " she said.After that, the car was filled with silence. So I decided to play the radio to have some sound trip.After moments of being quite, Sarah speak.
Sarah's POV"That Rhea shouts at you in the restaurant?" My dad screams.He is very angry. Miss Fatima tried to hide what happened in the restaurant, but because there are several people who witnessed the scene, the news spread. Unfortunately, the news came to dad."Yes dad," I answered.I jumped in shock when he suddenly hit the table with his hands. I know that with his moves, he is already drowning in the waves of anger. I know him. Since I was a child, there are only few times I saw him being this angry."She is really unbelievable! I already give her all of the properties she needs but still, she did not stop on insulting the both of you," dad said. "I'll confront her.""No no no. Please. Let us just, forgive her. Maybe she is just stressed that time that is why she said that," Miss Fatima said while holding Dad's arms."No. I will not let her to insult you. Es
Sarah's POVI wake up peacefully today. Like what I am doing everyday, I smile and forget the problems that I have encountered for the past few days.I know that forgetting the problems is not the best solution, but will I let myself be drown in sadness? Of course not. So that I just smile and do several things for me not to remember the problems I am facing."Miss Fatima, are you going to your restaurant today?" I asked.She is fixing herself up so I think that she is going to her restaurant."No. I am going to meet my old friend," she answered."Oh.""But that will not take too long. We will just talk about our lives and after that, I will go home," she get her sling bag and walk towards me to hug a goodbye."I'll be home before 1pm. Be ready. Later we will start your piano lesson.""Okay. Bye."