They were three in number and just one was sitting and smoking while the rest remained standing.
Probably, the one sitting and smoking was actually the boss.
Seriously? As young as he was?
I scoffed and shook my head.
"Sorry, I'm not interested" I said bluntly and tried walking away, but they held me back by the arm.
This time around, it was the one who hadn't said a word.
"Sorry, hot legs; but you're going nowhere" he said with a smirk and it made my heart leap.
I huffed and looked at him.
"What are you talking about? Let me go!' I said and tried withdrawing my head from his, but couldn't.
Surprisingly, they started dragging me away and I couldn't stop them.
"Let me go!" I shrieked as they both held my hand and took me to the so called boss.
They stopped when we got there.
"What's the meaning of this?" I asked in a peeved manner as I stood in front of the rogue guy who was smoking.
He chuckled and brought the cigarette down from his lips.
"What's your name?" He asked after a pause and I scoffed.
"That should be of no concern to you. Just tell your boys to let me go" I replied angrily and scared at the same time.
I mean, they seemed dangerous.
He stared at me for a while without saying a word.
"I like you, and I want you." He finally said with a leer and my fears increased, but I tried not to show it.
"Well, I don't like you and I don't want you. Just let me go" I said rather pleasingly and he smiled and leaned back on his chair.
"You tryna prove hard to get huh?" He asked with a smirk and next, he stood up.
Immediately, a police car drove in - not to our direction tho - but a plaza opposite us.
I turned and looked at the so called leader and noticed he also looked diffident.
Without any hesitation, I started run - walking away.
yes, I did and was sure they couldn't follow me because of the presence of the police.
I ran as quickly as I could back to the car and immediately I got in, the driver scorched off.
Gosh! What a scare;
I really don't know what to do about my shape anymore. It's always getting me into trouble.
What would've happened if the police hadn't showed up?
I looked at my hand and noticed I was still holding my sauced meat with me. I almost forgot. Still feeling hungry, I leaned back and continued eating from it.
We finally got home and I alighted from the car, feeling really buggered.
I couldn't wait to go into my room and get some sleep.
I opened the door of the sitting room and surprisingly, I found mum sitting on the couch.
I paused at the door and stared at her, feeling surprised to see her there.
She was sitting with her hands crossed, going through some papers and holding a glass of wine in her hand.
I sighed and walked in.
"Good evening mum" I greeted perfunctorily as I got to where she was.
"And where are you coming from?" She asked without looking at me.
Her eyes were still fixed on the papers she was going through.
"I went for Ryan's concert...together with Nicole" I shrugged and replied.
"By this time of the night? Do you even know what the time is? Don't you know it's risky staying out alone upto this hour?" She asked, now staring at me.
"Well, I had no idea you wouldn't be sleeping at the office today. I'm not a ghost" I replied
"Shut up, Bethel. I don't expect you to be a ghost before knowing the right thing to do".
"Seriously mum, you wouldn't blame me for it. I guess you have no idea what I go through staying at home alone, having no one to talk to. Sometimes, I almost forgot what it feels like being in the company of others and that's the reason I make use of an opportunity when I see one" I replied rather angrily.
Then she sighed and stood up with the wine in her hand.
"Bethel" she called softly and used her free hand to brush the front part of her hair.
"I understand how you feel. But I want you to know everything I'm doing is for your own benefit. Don't worry, there's something big I'm working on and pretty soon, it'll be accomplished and put an everlasting smile on your face".
I stared at her in awe, wondering what she meant and she smiled.
"Go upstairs and get some sleep. It's late" she said and walked away, leaving behind the papers on the couch.
I stood and thought for a while, trying to figure what she meant.
My phone started ringing, snapping me out of my thoughts.
I checked and discovered it was Jackson.
"Hello?" I said on the phone, taking the stairs.
"Bethel, can you hear me?" He asked.
I opened the door of my room and walked in, sitting on the bed.
"Bethel please, we really need to talk. I'm so sorry for what happened. Please give me a chance to explain" he pleaded on the phone.
"I'm tired Jackson; I can't talk now".
"Okay; okay. Why don't we fix a date tomorrow. Huh? please. Let's meet up and discuss".
I remained silent.
"Bethel?" He called.
"Fine; I'll let you know when I'm chanced. Good night' I said and dropped the call immediately.
I took off my sandals and laid straight on the bed, feeing so tired to even change my clothes.
The next morning,I woke up to the sound of my alarm which I angrily turned off.I sat up on the bed and itched my eyes, trying to get over the sleep.Gosh! I still felt so dizzy.I left the bed and went into the bathroom to brush my teeth. Then, I went to the dining to check if breakfast was ready. I mean, I was starving.As I climbed down the stairs approaching the dining, I saw someone already seated there.Huh? Mum?I furrowed my brows in surprise as I went closer. What's she still doing here? I mean, I can't find the last time I woke up and found her still at home."Mum...good morning" I greeted with surprise."Oh! Bethel; you're just in time to join me for breakfast. Come on" she said and I scoffed and took a seat, facing her.She was already dressed up and it was obvious she'd be lea
Bethel's Pov:I sat next to mum in the front seat as she drove into the...Oh, my God! This is paradise!She drove into the black gate which had so many securities around and we entered into the Winthorpe mansion.Oh, my gee! This is more than a mansion. It's incredible.No wonder the winthrop mansion has been the talk of the city.The party which was a beanfeast, was taking place outside and mum and I alighted from the car after she parked in the parking lot.I almost opened my mouth in bemusement as I looked around the mansion. Just the outside was looking this great. I could imagine how the inside would look like. Wow!"Matilda!" a woman called mum's name and scuttled towards us as we approached the party.Oh! It was Ryan's mum."Becky!" Mum also called and they both hugged each other.Wow! Ryan's mum was looking so beautiful."I'm glad you could make it" she said and took her eyes to me."Oh, my! Is this Bethel?"
"Oh!" He mouthed and paused."Well, she can still make use of it. It isn't like she's gonna bump into the room he's using or something. Just be careful; Bethel; okay?"W...What?I...I don't think I can go in."He had gone left. So, I think you should go right" one of the guards said, looking at me.Oh, my God!They're really letting me in.I was tempted to say 'I'll wait',But I was so pressed and needed to wee.What do I do?"Come on, Bethel. Or do you wanna wait?' Mum's friend asked and I looked at him, speechless.Then, I shook my head and started walking in. Oh, God! I suddenly feel so nervous.Ryan's in here?What if he sees me?Like...We get to meet or something?I kept counting my steps as I walked into the big room which looked like a sitting room and then I got to a passage with a parting.Hold on; which way did the guard ask me to go out again?Oh, God! I've forgotten.I looked left and right and
Bethel's Pov:I swear, I never thought I could be this nervous in my entire life.I felt my heart thumping as I stared into his face. Oh, my gee! Is he this handsome?I mean, this was the first time I was having such a close view of his face and oh, my! He looks heavenly gorgeous - far more than he appeared on TV and magazines.Gosh! No wonder all the ladies were crazy over him.He had this dark pretty - sexy eyes and little pink soft looking lips and the gold ring on his ear glittered.He was putting on a red long sleeve, but the little part of his hand that I saw was covered in tattoos.Wow! So Ryan Winthrop's for real?We kept staring at each other and I actually forgot he asked a question. What?I mean, I can't answer such question.I quickly turned back to the running water and turned it off. I almost forgot about it.gosh!I'm really sorry nervous right now.&nbs
Roxanne's Pov:When I woke up the next morning, I couldn't find mum at home as she had already left for work. Perfect!I followed my normal morning routine - took my bath, ate and left for school.I got to class and met Nicole there already. I wonder If I can ever beat her to it. She comes too early."Hello princess' she teased as I sat next to her."Hi" I replied with an eye roll and she laughed."I've been waiting the entire day for you, B. So tell me, how was...""You wouldn't believe what happened" I caught her off, knowing what she wanted to say.Her eyes beamed immediately."Oh, my gee! Bethel, spill it out already" she said curiously and I smiled."Well, first of all, I caught him making out with a lady in the restroom" I said and she gasped and dilated her eyes."What???" She shrieked."Making out...you mean they were having s3x
Ryan's Pov:"Ryan, come on; you can't possibly do this to me. You can't ditch me" the bitch said as she stood in front of me.I stood up quietly from the bed and went to sit in front of my system which was facing the window. This way, I was now backing her.I was shirtless and undoubtedly, just my bare skin was driving her crazy."Get out of my room Michelle' I said calmly as I brought out stick from my cigarette pack and reached for my lighter."Ryan please; you know I love you. You can just use me and dump me. I gave you my dignity" she said and had to scoff."Stop lying bitch" I said lowly as I lit the cigarette and stuck it in my mouth."Fine! I know you didn't meet me as a virgin; but you're the second guy's that ever crossed my legs. I told you the first one was done forcefully. You're the first guy I've given it to willingly. You can't do this to me, Ryan."I sighed and turned on my laptop.
Bethel's Pov:I laid on the bed as the door opened and mum came in, fully and brightly garbed."Bethel" she called but I didn't flinch.I just maintained a straight face and remained the way I was."And why're you still in bed? Don't you have classes today?" She asked in a strict tone."I can't make it" I replied, trying to sound less peeved as possible.I heard her sigh."Well, whatever you wanna do. Just make sure you're ready before 4 pm cause that's when the Winthorpe family will be coming over for dinner. Put on something nice and look good."I've already called for some caterers and they'll be here In a while to prepare the meals. So, stay indoors and get ready when it's time".And with that, she left.I heard her retrieving footsteps and tears came up to my eyes. I can't believe this is really going to happen. I'm getting married!But why does mum have to b
Bethel's Pov:My eyes dilated in surprise as I paused and stared at him for a while. He also looked surprised seeing me.He's the same guy I had encountered on the night of Ryan's concert - the bag guy with a gang that had wanted to take on me forcefully before the police's presence saved me.So, he's Ryan's brother???What the hell?Mum turned and looked at me and that was when I realised I had stopped walking.I blinked rapidly and continued down the stairs and finally, I was standing in front of the Winthrop family.Hold on; where's Ryan? I mean, he's not here."Bethel!" Ryan's mum called with buoy as she came towards me and gave me a hug."Um...good evening ma'am" I greeted with a nervous smile and looked at her husband -my father in law.Gosh!"Good evening sir' I said and wa