She sat on the bed, the exact spot where Richard was seated some minutes before they walked in. Then, she reached out and rubbed her daughter’s right hand. “ Tell us what Happened, Honey” She urged.Elise looked at Richard. He avoided her eyes and glanced out of the window next to him. “I don’t know, Mum” Elise replied in a low voice.“Where you doing any physically straining activity when you passes out?” Her father asked. He had his arms behind him as he looked at her closely.She shook her head. “I was only about to make breakfast for Richard and I” “So, he wasn’t there?” Elise’s mother asked with a sneer ad she looked over her shoulder at Richard.“Mum” Elise whined. “Does it matter?”“Yes!” Her mother shot at her. “I did not allow you to move in with Richard only to end up doing kitchen work. Have you forgotten who you are, Elise Rodriguez?” The room was quiet.James was now seated on the only chair in the room. He had his arm draped over his face and his lips moved silently.
Richard felt guilty over what had happened to Elise , yet he held himself back from doing anything about the way Elise’s mother was talking to him with no regard.“I didn’t cause her to faint, Sir” Richard tried to explain himself, looking past Susan to James. “I only rushed home and found her in such position”“Are you sure she’s in there?” The older man pointed at the closed door of the room opposite them, ignoring his explanation.The doctor and nurses were still gathered around the patient but James and Susan could not get a better view of their daughter. Susan glanced at her wristwatch in anger and frowned at Richard. “How long has she been in there?”“Almost half an hour”“You better pray that nothing happens to my daughter because if I see as much as an inch of her skin bruised, I’ll lock you up in prison” James tried to calm her down again, seeing her wild she was growing by the minutes, he led her away from Richard. Finally, when the doctor and nurses had trickled out of th
Elise glanced at her reflection in the mirror besides her and she smiled to herself. She seemed to have added some extra flesh and it made her more beautiful.As she walked along the busy shopping mall, wadding through the crowd, she kept thinking of Richard.That morning, she had left the apartment while he was still asleep, careful enough to not wake him up. She had already mapped out how she would spend today and Richard was not in her plans because she just knew that he would not agree to go shopping with her. No matter how hard Richard tried to mask it, she could still sense that he was not okay and he was always getting lost and absent minded when they had conversations at home. Somehow, he would go into the room or bathroom, talking to someone she did not know on the phone. Other times, he would wait for her to sleep before he called this unknown person.It bothered her but she shrugged it off and told herself that she was not going to seem too interested and curious because
Sly’s lips met the brim of the bottle in his hands as he topped it close to his mouth and gulped down the remaining content of the bottle. His heart thumped in fury as he tried to stable himself. His mind reeled; the effect of the alcohol was already beginning to take an heavy toll on him.Tim was worried. Although it was just both of them at the table, he knew that it would not take long before his boss would start misbehaving.“Are you completely sure about this?” Tim asked peering into Sly’s face.“Yes! I need Niko to go down. No one dares to stand in my face” His voice was slurred as he staggered to his feet.Tim became alarmed and he hurried over from where he was to Sly’s end of the table, “You will have to set for a while, Boss” Sly frowned and scratched his beard. His eyes were bloodshot and beady.Tim placed his palm on the other man’s shoulder as he made him to seat on the chair again. “I was wondering, setting Niko up is a rather interesting way to get at him.” Tim starte
“What do you think about that, Boss?” Tim’s voice caught through his thoughts The car was now slowing to a halt because of the long line of traffic ahead of them. From where he sat, Sly could feel the heat of the morning sun burn through the car window..He wiped his sweaty brows and frowned. “What are you talking about?” “We could set up a spy in Niko’s company to watch their activities” Tim said, smirking. He was delighted that he was able to come up with such an intelligent suggestion..Sly was silent. He pondered over the pros and cons of going with Tim’s plan and he lifted his shoulders in a half shrug. “This car is getting too stuffy. Turn on the air conditioning unit” He ordered and rested back on his seat. After the windows have been wound up, Tim switched on the A.CThe traffic ahead of them was already starting to loosen up as a few cars were already restarting their engines to start moving.“I think we should give it a try” Sly said, referring to the question that Time h
“Sly looked up at him and asked weakly, “What is going on?” The entire room was quiet as the other man replied, “Our cover has been blown. There’s a possibility that Niko has found out who we are”Everything started to happen so fast that Sly could not control himself. He could feel his heart race as his chest started to tighten. He flayed his arms around him for support and the strong hands of one of his staff held him by the arm firmly. He blinked hard again, almost losing control of himself. It felt as though the center of his throbbing head—right behind his nasal cavity was being pulled.“Are you okay?” The man besides Sky asked as he noticed how his breathing had now become so ragged and loud.Sly’s eyes rolled back in his head. A loud crashing sound roared through him as his knees buckled in one swift movement and the black clouds pressed their way into his vision. His staff caught him just in time while the new informant rushed to support him too before he hit the floor.Th
Niko was enraged because he been able to talk to Mr. SlySantiago in the conference meeting of all companies that intended on keying into the project. The cunning man had actually pleaded to have a word with Niko. At first, Niko was skeptical about talking to an opposing company, but because of how charming and open Mr. Sly seemed, Niko agreed to talk to him. During their conversation, Sky did his best to put Niko’s mind at ease as he proposed that both companies could actually team up to beat the others in the project competition.He went on to encourage Niko to allow their personal assistants to work hand in hand as both companies prepared for the project presentation.The request came so sudden that Niko decided to turn it down but after Sly painted it to seem like he was going to lose out on a lot if his company had failed to collaborate with them, Niko agreed stating that it was only conditional and he could pull out of the partnership whenever he suspected that something quite f
His Master chose to not ask Richard anything about the issue for the mean time and he asked him about the plans he has concerning the forthcoming elections.“I still want to fund my candidate” Richard said quietly.“Alright. Just do what you want, as long as you’re safe” His Master responded.His Master hung up after a few minutes and Richard returned to the room and snuggled into the bed next to Elise but he found it had to fall asleep because of how heavy his mind was.His eyes were shut but he was still very awake when Elise creptout of bed, put on her night robe and scampered to the kitchen to make breakfast for them. The morning sun was already out in the sky when Richard finally drifted to sleep after turning and tossing in bed. He was awake a few hours later, with a plan on his mind. He was going to arrange a meeting with Niko. Somehow, he sensed that the person who had been sending those anonymous messages to him was aware of the place Niko lived. So, he directed Niko to m