Nakatanggap ako ng tawag kay Mrs. Castro the very next day. I canceled my schedule for that meeting. I never required Lolay to come with me. It’s better that she stays in the boutique while I am away.
“This way, ma’am,”
The guy showed me the way. Sinundan ko lang s’ya hanggang makarating kami sa isang VIP room. I was smirking when I was reminded of what happened last time. It wasn’t the same VIP room. But it was the same restaurant.
It was in the middle of the second floor, sakop niyon ang teresa. There’s an access to the outside view.
It was a spacious room. Scented candles are everywhere. I love the smell. I always love scented candles. A painting hung in the wall caught my attention. Ibinaba ko ang dala kong pouch sa table, I went near the painting. It was an abstract painting of scorpion and I found it i
CHAPTER EIGHT Ang dami kong naiwang gawain sa Reign’s Realm. Hindi ako pumasok sa trabaho for almost a week now kaya tambak na ang mga ito. I shouldn’t have listened to Manang. Dapat nagtrabaho na lang ako. Seeing all these pending works and papers makes me want to never work again. Inunat ko ang likod ko at sumandal sa swivel chair. I was playing with my pen, letting myself engulfed with my thinking. Muling pumasok si Lolay sa opisina ko. May dala s’yang iba pang papeles. I rolled my eyes when she caught my eye. Ngumisi lang ito. “Sorry Miss Sy. Quits lang tayo, noong absent ka ako ang stressed dito.” she told me nonchalantly. Muli ko s’yang inirapan. “By the way, may samples ng tela dumating mula sa suppliers, tingnan mo na lang kung anong ia-approve mo.” I nodded. “One more thing Miss Sy, the new owner of the land was very persistent. Sinisingil n’ya
CHAPTER NINE “I’ve been waiting for this moment to happen. It’s nice that you’re back, Stephen.” It was really him. They are coming this way. He would see me. Fuck, I need to think fast. I don’t want him to see me. Not now. “Excuse me madame and a gentleman,” his colleague asked. Instead of facing them, I did the unthinkable. I coiled my arms around his neck and kissed the devil in Armani suit. It wasn’t a simple kiss. It was torrid and he was kissing me back with the same intensity as I am giving him. I was french-kissing him in front of many people inside a restaurant to avoid my ex-boyfriend who sold me to another devil back in the days. It wasn’t a good idea but it’s all I have now. Someone cleared his throat. “Gents, there’s another way. We don’t want to interrupt romantic people here. Do we?” Nang mawa
CHAPTER TEN Gusto kong kastiguhn ang sarili ko kung bakit parang pumayag akong magpahalik sa kanya. Hindi lang iyon ang problema ko ngayon. What the fuck does he need from me this time? Tumunog ang kotse ni Sioux na umagaw sa atensyon ko. Binuksan n’ya ang passenger’s seat. He looked at me and gestured to go in. Hindi naman ako nagdalawang-isip. I hopped into his car. I wonder what type of Bugatti this is. It looks freaking expensive. Inayos ko ang seatbelt. Umikot s’ya papuntang driver’s seat. He started the engine. Tinanggal ko ang shades ko. Hindi ko mapigilan ang sarili kong magtanong. “This is Bugatti, right? Is this the latest version?” I just remembered Lolay talking about this. If I remembered it correctly, umaabot ito ng dalawampong milyong dolyares. Fuck. That’s rich. Fucking rich. He nodded. “La Voiture Noire. Do you like cars?” nanatili ang mata n’ya sa daan palab
CHAPTER ELEVENI can’t believe it, I was really in Greece. Lumapag ang plane sa isang malaking ship sa Aegean sea na pag-aari ni Sioux. It was enormous like hell.There are a lot of tourists in there enjoying the luxurious cruise ship and the salted sea water. Mula sa cruise ship, sinundo kami ng isang yacht. It was also owned by Sioux Kyros Centauri. He was the one who maneuvered it. Kami lang dalawa ang sakay ng yate but there are some other crews who followed us using another yacht.If I am wasting money withhaute coutures, pearls, diamonds, luxurious bags and all the girly sttuffs. Well, he’s wasting on another level.Iniisip ko pa rin talaga ang koneksyon ng isla kay Sioux na malapit dito. We were near the heart of the Aegean sea. Hindi kami dumaong sa mismong isla ng Skyros for some reason I didn’t know. Does he fucking own the island? Damn, I a
CHAPTER TWELVE Nakuha ang atensyon ko ang left side ng house. There is sliding door at bukas na bukas iyon. Hinahangin ang kurtina ng side na iyon. There’s an antique carved teak wooden sofa and wooden table there with a vase full of sparkling white tulips with a beautiful crystal edge. That’s a freaking honeymoon tulip! What?! Pigil-hiningang lumapit ako roon. I almost gasped when I got there. Nasa pinaka-mataas kaming bahagi ng Hora. Lumapit ako sa railings. I could see the turquoise beach, the waves and I could feel the breezy wind touching my skin and blowing my hair. I still see the yachts from here. Maliit lang sila sa paningin ko. It was such a beautiful place. I can’t help but admire it. I smelled Centauri. He’s near. His smell retains on me. I could easily remember it. “It is nice during dawn, also a good time to have sex in this part of the house. No one will see us
CHAPTER THIRTEEN I wore a green long-sleeves blazer dress with notched lapels, a front button fastening and front pockets for my first dinner in Skyros. It was from Fendi. I paired it with leather knee-high boots from Sergio Rossi. Centauri gave them to me and those are such high brands. And I got different blazer dresses in different colors from the same brand. How sick. It’s my haeven. Inihipid ko ang buhok kosa harap whileI let my hair flows freely from behind. I put on a nude lipstick from Justise’s latest collection. I looked at myself satisfied on the mirror. Pinasadahan ko ng tingin ang kabuuan ko. Saktong seven p.m. ako bumaba mula sa kwarto ko. Halos kalahating araw akong nagkulong doon makalayo lang kay Sioux. He didn’t bother me. Thanks, heavens. He just sent male servants, if I am correct, to my room telling about the dinner. They look fine. I was a bit excited. I wanted to
CHAPTER FOURTEEN Skyros is such a beautiful place. This unplanned trip was definitely worth it. I don’t understand why it isn’t one of the recommended places to visit in Greece. I guess, it’s better that way so the place could be preserved and protected. It was my third day and I was really pampered. I fell in love with the place more when I got to experience the sunset at Ktima Atsitsa located at Atsitsa Bay.It is in the north of Skyros.It is a sunset cafe and known for delightful homemade delicacies, snack and light dinner options and its panoramic and scenic vista. It was definitely a good view which I enjoyed so muchwith my ellinikos on the side. Sketos suited my taste buds when it comes to my coffee. It has no sugar. Damn, I miss travelling. I had been through so much busy schedule to have a atime for travelling. It’s just New York, Paris and Philippines for
CHAPTER FIFTEEN Namalayan ko na lang na nasa harapan ko na s’ya. Hinila n’ya ako papunta sa mesa. With hesitation, naupo ako sa harapan n’ya. I gave him a dagger-like look. Noong napunta ang tingin ko sa nakahaing pagkain, I was salivating. The dishes look amazing. Natatakam ako. Mas lalong kumakalam ang sikmura ko. Inabot n’ya sa akin ang plate na may lamang dish. It was a meat cut ito several pieces with orange sauce. “Take a bite. That’s Souvlaki. A well-cooked seasoned meat flavored with tzatziki sauce. Then, we have some Dolmadakia, Makaronia me kima, Keftedes Arni, Tagliatelle with chicken and feta sauce, Lamb Kleftiko. Eat up.” I put some on my plate. “They look delish.” sinsero kong sabi. “Where did you get them?” Most of them, if not all, weren’t available in Mouries Taverna o kahit sa Asterias. “In Lithos Restaurant.” “W