"I don't have any daughter. If I have, that is only Samantha, but she is already dead."
Wait- what? Is she serious?
"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 you are going to ask why I let Sarah to leave this house, then I am going to answer you."
"Yesterday morning, Sandro went here. He wants to get back all of his property, including this house and its lot. I told Sarah to talk to her dad, which she did. She came back here at afternoon and told me that Sandro will not get his property if Sarah will leave this house and she will live with Sandro. So I let her. That's it," she explain.
So the reason is the properties?
"Didn't you think that letting Sarah go is a great lose?" I asked.
She laughed my question.
"A great lose? Are you kidding me, Dwyane? Of course, not! A big no for her! She does not even contribute a single cent in my money. She does not even make me proud. Instead, she became a disappointment in my life. She is a trash. She deserves to leave this house."
"Letting her go is the best decision I ever made in my entire life," she added.
I can say that Rhea hates Sarah much. From the way she talk, from the way she explained all of the downfalls of Sarah, I am sure that she hates her daughter.
"Now, do you understand why I let her leave?" she asked.
She called the maid to bring us some food. After that, she faced me.
"Dwyane, what I am doing is for us. I am fixing all of the mess so that we can live forever without hindrance. Please, just support me. I swear, you will not regret it."
"I believe you, Rhea."
I was really upset when Dwyane wanted to talk about Sarah.
Well, of course I will get mad because I do not want to talk about persons that I hate.
"Dwyane, it is getting dark. Aren't you going home?" I asked him.
"Can I sleep with you tonight?" he asked.
I flashed a wide smile on my face and said that he can sleep with me.
Bedtime has come. This is what I have been waiting for. To sleep with the man I truly love is one of the best feeling in whole world.
"Sleep well, Rhea."
As I close my close, I feel a lips touches my head.
Me and Miss Fatima are busy talking with each other when someone shout.
We run towards him and hugged him.
"Wow. You miss me huh?" my dad said.
"No. We didn't. Actually, Sarah and I are going to bed. Good night," Miss Fatima said.
"Are you sure? Okay. Well, I will just eat this chicken fillet alone," dad said while opening the plastic with box.
"Oh my god! Chicken fillet! Come on, let's eat!" Miss Fatima exclaimed.
"I thought you are going to bed?" dad asked.
"What? Did I say that?" Miss Fatima asked like she does not remember anything.
I just laughed because of their sweetness.
Miss Fatima is now washing the dishes while my dad is in the bathroom.
"Why didn't you hire for a maid? With that way you don't need to do all the household chores," I asked.
"You know, Sarah, it is not needed. I can still do all the chores. We will hire for a maid if I am already weak. For now, since I am still young and healthy, I will be the one who will do the chores," she explain.
Wow. She is amazing. She is really industrious. Now I know why my father loves her so much.
"Yes, Miss Fatima?"
"Can you get my slippers in my room?"
"It is under my bed. It is a violet slippers with floral design."
I go to Miss Fatima's room to look for her slippers.
"Under the bed," I said to myself.
"Aha!" I exclaimed when I already found her slippers.
I was about to go outside when I noticed a piano.
I walk towards the piano.
I don't know that Miss Fatima is also playing piano.
I start to play some songs on the piano, and I enjoy it. Because of it, I forgot that I still need to give the slippers to Miss Fatima.
I stopped playing piano when I heard Miss Fatima's Voice.
I forgot the slippers!
"Oh, you are here. Why did you took so long?" she asked.
"I am sorry. I forgot to give you slippers for I enjoyed playing the piano."
"You know how to play piano?"
"Yeah. But I am not that pro. Last time I attend piano lessons was when I am 8 years old,” I answered.
"Wow. I am also playing piano. Actually, I joined a band. But because I was very busy on my restaurant, I quit,” she explained to me.
"I can teach you to play piano, if you want," she added.
"I would love to!"
"But I am not that good in teaching ah."
"That does not matter. I am sure you are."
"Okay. We will start tomorrow. Maybe in the afternoon for in the morning I will go to the restaurant."
"Can I go with you?" I asked her while clicking some keys of the piano.
"Of course you can."
"Oh, before I forgot, here are your slippers," I said while handling her slippers to her.
"I nearly forgot," she said.
"Can I stay here in you room? I want to play the piano," I asked.
"Yes you may. But be sure to be sleep before 9pm. Okay?"
"Yes I will."
She smiled at me before leaving the room.
While me, I continue to play the piano.
I really miss playing this one. The soft and pleasant note that keeps ringing in my ear is the best sound.
I remember, when I was a child, Rhea wanted me to be a piano virtuoso. But I failed the audition. She scolded and slap me.
I don't want to happen that scene, again.
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."
Miss Fatima's POVToday is indeed a good day."It is nice to meet you again, Fatima," Sydney, my old classmate and friend, said while having shakehands with me."I feel the same," I replied."Maybe in other times, if we are not busy, we can hangout. I want to meet your husband and also Sarah.""It is my pleasure to introduce you to them. Bye. Have a safe trip to Spain," I said.She gave me a warm hug before leaving.Yes. She is now going to Spain for a business trip. She said that she will stay there for almost three months.Sydney is a very busy person, and also a successful businesswoman.I remember when we are still studying in highschool, we are in the same class. Our subject teachers are mad at her for she does not pass the requirements on time.Sydney is intelligent, but lazy. We
Miss Fatima's POV"Miss Fatima, am I doing well?" Sarah asked me."Yes. You are doing so good," I replied.Her fingers move so fast while playing the Bohemian Rhapsody in piano.While watching Sarah, my phone rings."Sarah?" I interrupt her."Yes?""I am going to answer this call. Just continue on playing."Her nod is a signal that I can leave and answer the phone call.I look at my phone to know who is the caller but the display is just a number."Hello? Who is this?"(Miss Fatima!)Wait! That voice sounds familiar!"Geneveive? Is that you?"Geneveive is my assistant. I feel nervous. She will not call me if there is no emergency in the restaurant.(Ma'am. Please go here in the restaurant. There is a very big
Miss Fatima's POVWe are still here in the restaurant, checking and analyzing the CCTV footage from the chef's area."Can you sat when is the time that the insects were discovered in the chef's area?" PO2 Lopez asked the old woman.The old woman thinks for some second before she answers the policeman's question."Maybe, before 12 noon. I am not sure."The police authorities started to look for the CCTV footage before 12 noon at this day. It took them only a few minutes to find the footage. They start at 11:30 am.We are just sitting still while facing the monitor and keeping our eyes landed on its screen.At the start of the footage, there is nothing suspicious in the chef's area. As usual, the chefs are cooking the orders of the costumers.We just watched the footage. After several minutes, there is still nothing to worry. The policemen
Sarah's POVI feel very frustrated when no one in Rhea's house opened the gate for me. I am here for more than 15 minutes, I kept ringing their doorbell, no one answered. I also shook their gate to get their attention but still, there is no response from the people inside."Excuse me," I get the notice of one of the homeowners in this subdivision."Yes? How may I help you?" he asked."Ahm, is the owner inside of her house? I want to talk to her. I kept ringing their bell but I get no response.""I don't think so. Ma'am Rhea just left her house not that much. Well, today, I only saw her left her house in time of the afternoon. I didn't notice her after that.""Thank you.""You're welcome. Just keep knocking or you may try to call her through phone." he said before he leave.Just like what he said, I continue on ringing their doorbell, and I did
Miss Fatima's POVI can't believe it. Sarah was able to face Rhea without even feeling sad or bereft.I know Sarah. She loved her mother more than her life and herself, so I was surprised at what she said."Sarah, I can't understand you," I said while holding her."Huh? What do you not understand on what I said? I became like her," Sarah replied to me."Sarah, what I'm saying is I don't understand why you have to be like her. Rhea is a kind of person who is arrogant, and she's stumping other people just to get on the top. And I don't want you to imitate her. We better talk about this matter inside the house. "Sarah and I entered the house. I asked her to sat down on the couch first and then went to the kitchen to get something to eat while we are talking. I feel like this is going to be a long and long conversation.While in the kitchen, I h