The party ended and the hall was full of murmurs as everyone tried to make their way out of the hall. To this effect, Amelia squeezed herself out of the hall and reached for her car. She zoomed it off and she was home in no time.Her legs were painful so she removed the shoes and started walking bare feet, clutching her shoes. She had entered the house and was reaching the stairs when she heard someone clapping. "Well done, Amelia." Granny Modella approached her."Granny, you are home already." Amelia turned around and declared with a tired tone."Don't you dare change the topic of our conversation. You knew about this collaboration between Storm and Marchburry, yet, you went ahead and hide it away from us? This only shows how egoistic you are." Modella said with lots of disdain."I'm not ready for that. If you want we can talk about it tomorrow. Good night." Amelia muttered. She turned again and was walking up the stairs."Young woman, stop there," Modella yelled, but it wasn't enoug
"Excuse me, Sirs." Jace bowed his head and quickly dismissed himself. Fear stroke down every damn corner of his body. He walked till the end of the hall where all the controllers could not have access to him. He looked in the direction where his father was and they did eye contact. He brought his hands together and started begging his father in distance. This plead was for him not to reveal to Mayor Lamenz that he was his son.His father kept a contorted face but there was nothing he could do. He just changed his direction and served himself another drink.Once this problem was solved, his heart got back to normal. There was something that caught his attention. They were three reporters who were interviewing a man and a lady. He couldn't see their faces as they were in his back.What got intriguing was when he had access to the lady's gown. Those were the same clothes Amelia wore. To confirm his suspicion, he went a little bit ahead, and boom it was Amelia and Daryl who were holding
It was close to 9 pm and the hall was gradually becoming full. Everyone was seated on a table that corresponded to their standard, and only their level of influence could determine that. Modella was seated at table 16, meaning she and the other people seated at her table were ranked among the 16th most important person of the party. It was quite a pity for her to see her granddaughter seated at table 5. This showed how far she had overthrown her."Elizabeth, can you see what I'm seeing? Your daughter has taken it upon herself to destroy the family." Modella said while scanning the whole environment. She made sure her voice was low enough for the other people around her not to get what she was saying."I don't understand what you mean. How is she destroying the family?" Elizabeth played deaf ears to what her mom was saying. She knew what her mom meant by 'destroying the family' but she chose to be neutral because she didn't know whom to support."What I'm trying to say is-" loud music
The night was promising as it was just about to start. It was the mayor's birthday and it was a day which needed not to be forgotten.Elsy, Adora and her friend were all dressed and were seated in the living room, hoping to share a bottle of wine before zooming off for the birthday. This was their ever first invitation to the mayor's birthday.The two maids were all occupied as they were helping Mrs. Elizabeth and Granny Modella with their clothes. As lazy as they were, they had their butts tucked on the chair and waited for one of them to get done before serving them.They were actually not going to wait for a longer period as they saw who was going to replace the maid. Adora called Jace who was busily walking to the dining table."It's good you are here, Jace. Quickly get us a bottle of wine with three glasses." Adora stated while paying full attention to the mirror in front of her. She was checking if her clothes were up to standard, given that so many big personalities were going
"Amelia darling, how did the contract go? What percentage are they offering to the Bradley Modelling enterprise and most especially, did you guys discuss with whom we will be collaborating on this project?" Granny Modella asked with a million smile plastered on her heart-shaped lips.The questions were so many that Amelia didn't even know where she was going to begin. She dropped her shoulders and started walking towards the dining section. The smile on her granny's face vanished away as she could sense something bizarre was going on."Young lady, what's the matter?" Modella placed her hands on her shoulders but it wasn't enough to retain Amelia."I prefer to tell you this by myself before you hear it from someone else." Amelia stated just after taking a seat."What is even the meaning of that? You are beginning to scare me. Did you or did not sign the contract?" Modella stood in front of her and said in a commanding tone."I signed it." Amelia mentioned with her head lowered enough t
It was 5 pm on the dot when Amelia stepped out of her room. She was wearing a black skirt suit with a former business blouse, black pantyhose, and close-toed leather heels. A pink ribbon was loosely tied on her neck and her curled hairs were bundled together. That said, she exhaled and started walking towards the exit door."You wore the best clothes you had in your wardrobe just to go sign a contract? Well, you better enjoy it now that you have the possibility to do so, I don't think it going to last for long." Elsy stood in her way, blocking the door. She was holding a bottle of wine in her hands and she sounded tipsy.Amelia played deaf ears and continued walking till she was finally in front of her, "Can you liberate the way? I'm already late for this meeting." She said glaring at her Rolex wristwatch."I know what you and your stupid husband did. You paid the CEO, right? Or better still, you had a one-night stand with him." Elsy said before sipping from the bottle she had in hand.
Jace stood straight and had his hands folded behind his back. His eyes were still plopped on his mother-in-law and waiting for her to say something."I will offer you ten million dollars if only you accept to divorce my daughter. What do you think?" She asked him, wearing a bright smile.He just parted his lips, hoping to say something when Mrs. Elizabeth again added something."My daughter deserves more. She deserves a man who matches her beauty. She's a damsel with a prominent future. Besides, you stand a chance of making it big, that's if only you can put this love thing at the back of your mind and think for yourself." Elizabeth widened her eyes, waiting for Jace's reply.Jace smiled inwardly because he knew Elizabeth was talking about Daryl when she mentioned 'deserving man' It was funny to him because a man who could lie about his enterprise could lie about so many other things."Don't keep me waiting, Jace. I need your answer now. I will sign you a cheque now if you accept my p
Once Jace closed the doors of the living room behind him, he was faced with his mother-in-law who wore a devilish face. At first, he wasn't moved because he knew that was the kind of face she kept toward him whenever they were both in the same room. Now that he had become a rich man, he wouldn't permit himself to be insulted, he was also not going to disrespect his mother-in-law."Good afternoon, mother," Jace said softly after noticing Mrs. Elizabeth's face was getting more red. For some seconds she said nothing. Her gaze was still plastered on him like a piece of trash.On usual days when she refused to respond to his salutations, he will further insist by saluting her again till she shoves him away. Today was different, he wasn't doing that. He rather lowered his head and started walking towards the kitchen."And where do you think you are going, you this dependent fool?" Mrs. Elizabeth raised her voice at him. This caused him to halt in his steps as he turned and gazed back at his