Five years earlier
“Heyyy Ariella, want to know what Aunty Pamela got you?” Thelma cooed five-year-old Ella. It was a week after Ella’s birthday and they promised Ella that they will open all the gifts a week after. The weather was cold, snow and ice coated the streets and houses, Thelma took a green wrapped gift signed by her sister Pamela and opened it with a cutter.
“Aww a tinker bell pen. That’s weird? Right babe.” She frowned at the gift wondering why her sister had gotten Ella a pen, Thelma dropped the box beside her and heard something jiggle inside, she frowned again and carefully carried the box in her hands shaking it again for confirmation, it jiggled again she traced the inside of the box and found a hole inserting her index finger she pulled on it and it revealed a cute golden chain decorated with little fairies and an envelope beneath.
Four hours laterThelma had waited for four hours with no update or call from her husband, she was worried something had happened but tried to play it cool around her daughter. Thelma also tried to reach his phone but it never rings or goes into voice mail ‘he is alright.’ She kept telling herself and she knew things were really going to be different. The wait could not hold on and her daughter also needs to eat. Thelma went to the kitchen to prepare some food for Ella and a bit for herself knowing Ella would not eat it if she didn’t.She was preparing food for Ella when her phone rang from the living room, she stopped cooking, and turned off the stove before going to answer the phone. “Hello.” She said.“Pl
The present Ceremony of the handing over. “I need white bouquet flowers on each table and all the food laid on the serving table, let’s go, let’s get this going guys!.” Kaycee yelled to all the staffs. As the hotel manager and supervisor, he has to make sure everything was perfect and in order. The Chester family were no ordinary rich people they were wealthy public figures, the first top partner to support and grow the Sweet Dreams hotel to the fame it is today. “Kaycee where should the carpet go?” A worker asked him. “let’s roll it all the way from the double door to stage, come on people we need to hurry up it’s almost seven. Kaycee had gathered both morning and evening workers to set up for the event they needed more helping hands to make it work. “Kaycee… lights, music and party time all set!” The DJ yelled from the corner giving Kaycee a thumbs up. “We are good to go.” “Okay DJ smooth.” He moved
Kaycee and Thelma both left thekitchenand went straight to the double doors down the hallway. Kaycee became a gentle man and allowed Thelma in before following from behind, inside this passage were four rooms, each holding different backstage dress up and makeup facilities. Thelma took notice about the positions, colour and decorations of each door. There were two doors at the left wall, one painted in wine with mystical designs surrounding the words ‘costume written on it and the other a green door only having an Algerian writing ‘shoes and accessories’ written boldly on it. And there, at the right wall there was a dim yellow door but she could not see the words written on it becauseKaycee had opened the second door which was a black door with no writing just a few decorations around the edges and the door handle.Thelma paused seeing the black door, she felt odd and weird about the room as she stare at it. Kaycee looked back to her with a
Thelmaheld the red sparkling dress in her hand for a few seconds before going ahead to remove her clothes, and changed into it. She was trying to fit the dress around her hips before looking into the mirror but her eyes couldn’t help it and look into the full length mirror. Thelma froze at the sight reflecting on the mirror, she stared deeply at the dress and the way it held every curve and hidden features she had, not in her wildest dream did she think she’ll find a dress for her and as if Alicia knew that was why she chose this dress specifically for her.Thelma stopped staring and began to runher hands over the plane side of the dress and followed it up to trace the designs at her hips till her bust. The texture and beauty was too spectacular compared to her finest clothes. ‘this is some rich man cloth, I hope I won’t ruin it at the party. Where am I going to find money to buy it if it gets spoilt? Oooo Thelma
Thelma stared at Orlando for a long time. She felt Kaycee give her nudge on the arm and she immediately remember to shake his hand instead of staring like a freak. Thelma cleaned her sweaty palms om her dress before lacing them with his super soft hands, she could smell his cologne through his palms and it made her feel over the moon.‘oh my God! I am touching his hand. I.AM.TOUCHING.HIS.HAND!!!’ Thelma screamed like a crazy fan inside her head, but her eyes and heart were strong and staring motionlessness at Orlando. For a moment Orlando stood there still shaking Thelma’s hand. Neither of them was ready to let go. There was this strange bonding that coursed through his body when he shook Thelma but he tried to understand what it was and why he felt it with only her and no other woman.Orlando drank in her appearance, trailing his eyes all over her curvy body. He examined each curves and natural details God has blessed her with &l
“God… I knew this day would come.” Orlando murmured to himself and squeezed Thelma’s hand a bit. She look up at him shyly and saw the tiredness and boredom in his features. Thelma gave him a warm smile and hoped it helped him relax which he returned with a cocky smirk.“Mr Chester, please come forward to the stage and give us a heart warming speech. It’s been a while since we heard from you.” Kaycee says and the crowd laughed.“I have nothing to say than welcome everyone.” Orlando spoke bluntly and stepped down from the stage with Thelma by his side. Kaycee looked taken back by Orlando’s actions and looked at the MC for help.“Well people let’s get this party started.” The MC took over and called for the DJ’s special while everyone took position on the dance floor as the music came alive.Immediately a slow beat from Jordan sparks ft BTR ‘counting on you’<
FIVE MINUTES LATER Thelma and Orlando were laughing and even snorting at some point. Whatever dumb joke Thelma cracked had them slouching on their seats that it hurts their ribs bad. Upon reaching the secret billionaire’s hotel room Thelma tried ignoring her urges and fought against the bubbling good feeling in her stomach. She hoped it was going to be an innocent glass of wine but who knew this would turn into a disaster. “Th..that how I ended up here in Florida and I started working at the hotel-” Thelma slurred loudly and burped which brought in another fits of laughter between them. After they both calmed down and relax, Orlando then contributed to their blank discussion Thelma started. “That must be hard for you.” Orlando was a bit crazy on the wine but was not close to being drunk like Thelma. A little while later he was starting to feel light headed and drowsy from excess wine. This was the biggest amount he ever had for years even his alcohol re
The sound of birds chirping on the trees behind the hotel brought Thelma back to reality. She rolled to her side and stretched her limbs but they hurt really bad. When she tried lifting her head it hurts even worse. Thelma knew the effect was from drinking excess alcohol last night when she wasn’t supposed to drink any. “Why did I let him get me into drinking last night? Gosh my head hurts so bad I can’t think.” She mumbled under her breath and clutched her head to help relieve the throbbing coursing through the veins in her temples. Thelma thought laying down for extra hours might help, only a few minutes on the bed and she was already feeling sick in the stomach. “How much did I drink? Please someone help my mind here?” She continues to mumble under her breath with her face stuck into a pillow. Thelma could not handle the hangover anymore and was feeling nauseous, so she rolled to her other side to get up but an arm around her waist prevented her. Like someone who’