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.
"Can I stay in your office? I do not want to interrupt your costumers, " she asked me.
"Of course. If you want, you can go to the mall near the restaurant to treat yourself. With that you will not get bored, " I answered.
Then the car was again, filled with music.
"Uhm, about the piano lesson? We will do that in the house in the afternoon right?"
I first stopped the car because of traffic before I answer her.
"There is a piano in my office. During breaks I can teach you so you will not get bored."
Her faced lightened because of my answer.
"Really? That's nice!" she exclaimed .
We are now inside my restaurant.
"Good morning, Miss Fatima, " the employees greeted me.
"Good morning, " I greet them back.
I remembered when I was still starting this business. It is really hard. Imagine, I am just 19 when I build this restaurant. But now, look how successful it is.
My restaurant has 15 branches in the country, and for me, that is a great achievement.
"This is my office, " I said as I show my office to Sarah.
"Wow, " she said. "It is very clean and neat. Simple but elegant, " she added.
"You have a good taste in designing rooms."
I let Sarah to explore around my office before I said to her that I will go outside to assist the costumers and command the workers.
"Just stay here okay? You can go outside but ask my permission first so that I know where you are going, " I said.
"Yes. I will."
I left the office and started to do my job.
"How is are sale? Is it good?" I asked my assistant.
"Yes, Miss Fatima. Actually, our sales increased by 35.9% by this week. The costumers are also giving tips to the waiters for their good service and communication to the costumers. Most costumers compliment the chefs because of the delicious and tasty food of the restaurant. That's for this week, " she explained.
Wow. I just lost for a week then my restaurant still gone well, and better as what I expected.
"Very good. All of you are doing a great job. Don't worry about your salary. Keep it up, " I said.
"Thank you, Miss Fatima."
After that, I went to the costumers' area to get some orders. This is what I am doing. I also help my employees in their job. I do not want to just sit in my office all day, especially when there is no so much paper works to do.
I walk towards the table no. 7 to get their order.
"Good morning, Ma'am. Can I get your order?" I said.
The woman looked up at me and I was not surprise when I saw that it is Rhea. Well, she is always on this table.
"Good morning. I have a question for you," she said.
"What is it?"
"How's your stay with dumb*ss Sarah?"
I was insult because of her language.
"Excuse me. I am here to get your order and not to talk about personal life," I answered.
"But since you already ask me, well, it is pretty good. She is a good person. We like the same things. It is so good to be with her," I added.
"Really? Oh, I am not surprise. You are both losers, disappointments. That is why you like the same things," she insults me.
"And so? Atleast I have someone to spend my life with. Unlike you."
"I have Dwyane."
I laughed. Huh. She does not know everything.
"You really think that he loves you?"
"Of course. I can see and I can feel that."
I was about to speak when another voice call me from somewhere.
I looked where the voice is coming from, and I saw Sarah running towards my direction.
She immediately stop when she saw the person who I am talking to.
"Mo- Rhea," she said.
"Hello, Sarah," Rhea said.
"It looks like these two losers are having a bonding. Wow," she added.
I look at Sarah. I walk to her side.
"Why? Do you have any problem with that?" I asked her.
"Uhm. Nothing. I just find it funny," and she burst a laughed.
I am about to answer her when Sarah joined the conversation.
"Excuse me. We are not losers. You know who is that loser?" Sarah paused for a second. "You," she said while pointing Rhea.
Rhea stood up, "How dare you calling me a loser?!" She shouts at Sarah.
"Don't you dare to make a scandal here. You are in my property, my territory! Watch your words!" I shout at her.
"Get out! Guards! Banned this woman from my restaurant!"
The guards walk towards Rhea to let her out.
She did not say any single word. She bring her bag and walk out of my restaurant.
"Boo!" the other costumers exclaimed when Rhea surrendered in our fight.
"Are you okay?" I asked Sarah.
She is now crying. I can't believe that Rhea is very greedy now. She did not think of Sarah's feelings.
Imagine, you were called a "loser" by your own mom. It is heartbreaking.
"In my entire life, all that I wish is for mom to love me back and consider me as a daughter," she said between her tears.
"It means only one thing. She does not deserves the love you are offering to her."
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
Sarah's POVMy head is in frustration!I can't understand Miss Fatima. Does she even know that I confront Rhea because I want to help her?"Argh! How difficult life could be?!" I said while massaging my temple.My head is now aching. Maybe because I am stressed, plus the argument that happened a while ago.In order to forget my problems, temporarily, I open my laptop so that I can open my social media accounts and have some chit - chat with my friends. I think it's been a week since I last open my facebook account.I am tapping my fingers in the cursor pad of the laptop while waiting for it to load the home screen."Argh! Why does it took so long?"I almost throw my gadget. Good thing that I manage my temper. If that happens, my father will surely be mad at me. He will say that I am wasting money by destroyi