My palms felt sweaty and often times, I'd touched the diamond on my neck so the cold feeling of it soothed me. Hunter placed his warm hands on my cold ones.
"You'll be fine. I've got you" he said with a smile but that didn't stop the nervousness that still ran down my spine.
"Tell me... how's it going to be like?" I asked him and he looked at me in disbelief and a raised brow.
"Ethan never took you to charity balls?" He asked and I was shocked to notice how freely he'd mentioned Ethan's name. I don't think I've heard anyone say his name for a while now. Myself included. And Lucas just said it like it was an easy thing to do and like he knew him.
"Only once and that was before we had Autumn. After then, I just enjoyed staying home with her." I said and smiled in the end. "He never liked the events anyway"
"Ethan?" Hunt asked and I nodded. God! I can't even pronounce his na
My dark mood was suddenly brightened up when I saw Autumn. She was in a pink flowery dress with black flats. Her short bangs were parked in a tight bun, I feared it'd wound her scalp but she looked neat and lovely.. She took her seat opposite me and next to Nicole.I watched her as she focused on the napkin in front of her before her eyes darted to me and she smiled."Hello" she said in a shy manner. I squeezed my hands together under the table and took deep breaths before replying."Hi little one. Nice to see you again" I smiled lovingly at her."Likewise" she tucked a loose strand of hair behind her ears before looking at her aunt. She's grown so much.I can't believe I'm sitting with my daughter right now. She looks happy to be around people but bored at the same time.I spotted Diana coming over with her husband Ryan. She had smiles all over her face as she talked with
It was nice seeing a most familiar face coming towards our table. Alice Rivera was smiling gracefully at Diana. When she got to the table, they exchanged pleasant hugs.I didn't expect her to come and embrace me too cause she doesn't know Tiffany. She doesn't know me. She shook hands with Ryan and Nicole before smacking Cooper in the head."Good to see you after so long, bedbug" She teased him. That has always been her nickname for him. Alice had nicknames for everyone in the house except Mrs Neveah of course. Speaking of Neveah....I watched as she moved across the room carrying so much aura with her. Her gown was silk gold with sparkling diamond stones. Everyone turned to stare at her. She's Royalty. I watched as the woman who locked me in prison for murdering her son, smiled at the crowd.Everyone on our table got up as she joined us. A sign of respect for the elderly. The sixty eight years old woman to
As the night went on, the diamond on my neck seemed to weigh heavier and heavier. I'd had to listen to Jacob talk about how he bought a hotel from Irish men."Are you here with the Riveras?" Jacob suddenly asked me. I pushed my glass of wine away."What?""I see you sat with them...you must be close to them" Jacob half grinned and I didn't want to take that as a sign for anything."My husband, Lucas is quite familiar with them" I said.Jacob chuckled. "So your Grayson's wife" he clapped his hands together. "No wonder he hasn't taken his eyes of you"I turned toward the curtain to where Lucas sat. He held a glass of red wine and his head was tilted toward the bar."You can say so" I smiled. "About your earlier questions about the Riveras" I moved in my seat so I was closer to him. That way, I can whisper if I have to. "How do you know them?"
It's been four days and I haven't seen Lucas. I know he's sometimes around the house somewhere. But it's just so darn big to even look for him anywhere. four days ago, he hired a cook. She's in her fifties and pretty decent. She also seem to know Lucas from before. She has a daughter Anna.Her name is Lara. She's been a great company to me since she arrived yesterday. We shared jokes and also she even taught me some recipes. She's a great cook.As for Lucas, I wonder if he even has dinner. He leaves the house very early and comes back very late. Though Lara says he eats dinner. I think he's avoiding me.I saw him in the gazebo yesterday but he looked so busy and he was with a man so I didn't approach him. After then, he disappeared. Just like he'd been doing for two days.I spotted Autumn in the garden some few times. She found herself a new bug and she's building him a home in the trees. I usually w
The sound of a huge crash against the wall jerked me up immediately and I was in full panic. I searched the bedside for the lamp. When my hand found it, I clicked it on and then sat on my bed wondering what to do next.If I get out of bed and check through the windows, I might frighten myself but yet again, I'm curious. I reach for my phone by my bed side and turned on the flashlight. As I was about to get out of bed, the door to my room creaked opened and I shrinked in my movements.Too scared to ask who it was, I just got back under the blanket. The besides lamp was low enough for anyone to not see me under the covers. There was movement in my room and then I got a whiff of that familiar honey scent hit my nostrils.'Elaine" Lucas called out and I jerked up again and ran into his arms."There was a noise" I ramble on but his hands stroke my hair."I heard so I came to check up on you fir
The warm morning breeze hit against my face as I stepped out into my balcony. The days seemed to get hotter and hotter and I was just about so close to using the pool. When would summer be over?Few men were littered around the back trying to fix the fallen wall from last night. My body cringed when I remembered the awful noise of a car hitting against something and the way I felt someone was watching me. Who does that anyway. What a creep! I hope they find him soon.I went back into my room to put on my robe and brush my teeth before walking down the stairs. Lucas was there with Lara. He was relaxing against the kitchen counter while she was chopping vegetables."Good morning Lara" I said when she spotted me. Lucas turned to me before smiling."Look who had a goodnight rest" he grinned."Only because you were there" I smiled and then frowned when I thought about what I just said.
"Ellie would like to go on a little excercise sometimes. At least an hour per day. You seem to have a good amount of land and lawn, so Mrs Grayson can give her some walks. Then she won't be any trouble" Will said.I looked over at Ellie who was trying to get a mouthful of my dress into her mouth. I didn't try to stop her, just enjoyed watching her.Ryan chose the perfect moment to drive into the yard and we could see him through the glass doors as he carried a crate from the back of the Jeep."As long as she has all her supplies, she'll be good" Will handed Lucas a paper. I'm not sure what's on it but Lucas looked thoughtful before signing it.I watched as Harry and Larry helped carry Ellie's supply into the house. The supplies constituted of 3, 40 pounds of dog food, mesh bag of toys and of course, her bedding.Ryan came in next with a Durapet stainless steel dog bowl and placed it in fro
I held Ellie's leash so she doesn't go all wild on him. After all, we don't know why he's here. Maybe he's visiting a friend or family. He looks nicely dressed and not in a black leather with mask covering his face."Oh hi Jacob"He smiled showing off his teeth. More like grin."Didn't think I'd see you so soon but it's just my luck" He smiled."I'm flattered." Ellie was still growling but she doesn't have a look on her face or stance that promises death. "What are you doing here anyway?""I own a house here" he said with raised brow and a smile. Then that's a good thing then."That's nice. This region is known for having the best houses" I smiled."Yeah, sadly, it's not as nice as yours" he grinned and I flinched. How does he know where I live? I fiddled around with my feet.No need to make assumptions Elaine. He's probably just