The Diamonds

The Diamonds – Episode 29

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THE
DIAMONDS
(She likes him,
but he’s cold-hearted)

Episode 29

By: Faith Lucky

Cali’s Pov:
I stared at him speechlessly. What did he just say?

What does he mean by get on the bed?

“S…sir?” I stuttered as he drank from his wine.

“You heard me, right? Get on the bed” he repeated coldly but I still couldn’t move.

I mean…where would I move to? Why does he want me to get on the bed? Is it part of the punishment or what?

Suddenly, he turned and looked at me and my feet wobbled.

Holy Crap! That stare.

I lowered my gaze to the floor and found myself sauntering towards the bed. What’re his intentions, huh?

No; no matter what, he’ll never hurt me, Right? He’ll never think of using force on me.

I got to the big King -sized bed and carefully climbed on it. The royal sheets were sparkling and made me feel I was too dirty to even lie on them.

I closed my legs properly and prayed the sound of my heavy heartbeat couldn’t be heard.

“Have some sleep”, he said, still staring at me and I felt that skip in my heart again.

He wants me to sleep on his bed??????

Despite how tired I was, I couldn’t think of it as nervousness gripped me.

How can he ask me to sleep on his bed? Over what reason?

I panicked but suddenly, a strong wave of dizziness blew at me that I couldn’t control it.

What’s happening??

I looked at Miquel and noticed he was still staring at me, the glass of wine in his hand.

Could he be responsible for this? Why was I suddenly feeling dizzy?

My lids became too heavy and unable to control it anymore, I slept off.
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Naomi’s Pov:
I sat tiredly in my room as the girls fed me with the annoying stories which only debilitated me the more.

“I can’t believe he’s punishing her by asking her to work as his maid” Betty said with a huff.

“What sort of punishment is that?”

“She goes to his room, moves around with him even in places where he sends other students out. What sort of punishment is that, huh?”. Natalie also grouse.

“What that lady did, if it were to be done by someone else in the institute, only God knows what would’ve happened to that person. Probably, the person would’ve been killed with his anger.

“But this Cali of a lady, even after reminding him of a painful past, all he could do was make her his personal maid. I can’t believe he actually asked the authorities not to punish her. What could that mean, huh?” Ivy contributed, but I remained silent for a while.

“I think this is the height of it” Natalie said.
“The students are already beginning to talk about Cali with so much respect and I’m sure in no time, all your respect would go to her, Naomi”.

“Never!!!” I said with a glint of anger in my eyes.
“I’m never letting that snail take my place. She needs to leave the institute as soon as possible. I need to make it happen”.

For a moment, they were all silent.

“Actually…” Betty finally spoke out with a grin.
“I think I have a plan – a perfect way to kick Cali out of the institute”.
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Cali’s Pov:
I opened my eyes slowly and found myself still lying on the King’s bed.

The mere thought of it alone washed away the dizziness that was still trying to overwhelm me.

Hmm. But I think I felt a lot better now.

I lifted my head from the pillow and spotted him in front of his drawing board – painting as usual. Why does he like painting this much?

He was backing me and slowly, I left the bed. I looked out the window and discovered it was already dark.

Huh??? For how long have I been sleeping???

“You can leave” I suddenly heard him say and turned back to look at him.

Hmm. So, he knows I’m aware? He didn’t even turn to look at me.

I couldn’t tell why,,but I just felt mussed.

“T…Thank you” I hushed and was about heading for the door when I spotted his phone on the table.

That phone!!!

I paused and stared at it and the idea niggled at me

“Is there a problem?” He asked, still concentrating on the board.

“Um….sir”,I paused and licked my lips.
Gosh! Am I doing the right thing?

What if he gets angry and increases my punishment?

Shouldn’t I just….forget about it and walk away?

He stopped what he was doing and turned to look at me and that was when I figured I had to make a quick decision.

“Um….actually” I continued, making sure my eyes were on the floor.

“I just….I just wanted to ask for something. Although, I know it’s against the rules and I’ll be okay if you don’t grant my request. But please, don’t punish me for it”

I paused to give rise to a new breath.

“You know…..Yesterday, the reason I’d left the institute was because I had to warn my brother. I’d been having strange dreams of him dying at a party and…..I had to go home and warn him. So….I’ve been really worried cause he was supposed to attend a friend’s party last night and….I just wanted to make sure he didn’t go for it. Please, I don’t know if its too much to ask” I concluded and clasped my palms together.

For a second, he was silent, but scoffed.

“So, what exactly are you asking for?” He asked and I bit my lower lip in anxiety.
Do I really have to spell it out?

“I um…I wanted to know if…if…if it’d be possible to make use of your phone for a second” I said and gulped nervously.

At that moment, I suddenly began to wish he’d just send me out. Because…I couldn’t explain it, but i felt I made a mistake by asking for it.

“You can make use of it. Make sure the call’s on speaker and it shouldn’t exceed 60 seconds” he replied and turned back to his board and my eyes beamed.

Huh??????

Did…did he just give me easy access?

Holy Christ!!

I held my breath in suspension as I slowly walked to the table and picked up the phone.

Oh my gee!!! He did gave it to me! He did.

Oh!! Thank goodness.

I turned on the phone and discovered there was no password or fingerprint required. But what’s he doing with a phone anyway?

I went straight to the call app and input mum’s digits. Thank goodness I had it memorized.

I dialed it and after ringing for sometime, she picked up .

“Hello?” Her voice came clearly on the phone.

It was her!!

Oh my gee! I was able to reach her within few seconds.

“Mum?” I called ebulliently, smiles dancing on my lips.

I looked at Miquel who was still painting but I had a feeling he was listening to us because the call was on speaker.

“Cali?” Mum called in a surprised tone.

“Cali, is that you??”

“Yes, mum. Its me” I said ruefully and wished it was a face to face conversation so I could hug her.

“Oh my God! Cali baby! Its you. How’re you doing? Where are you? What’s wrong?” She asked so many questions at a time that I had to chuckle

“Don’t worry, mum. Everything is fine. I’m just using a friend’s….a…a student’s….no, I mean…someone’s phone. I’m just using someone’s phone to reach you…”

I noticed Miquel paused a bit.

Oh God! Did I say something wrong?

“Mum” I called and itched my head, recalling he’d only given me 60 seconds.

“I don’t have much time and just wanted to ask – how’s Owen? Is he fine? Were you able to stop him from going to the party?”.

“Yes, dear. You don’t need to worry about it. He’s fine” she replied and I took in a deep breath.

At least, my risk was not in vain.

“Okay, mom. My regards to him and dad. I’m sorry, but I need to go now. We’ll talk later”.

“Cali!” She stopped me from ending the call.

“Happy birthday” she hushed and I rose my brows in surprise.

Oh my God!

Tomorrow was my birthday!!!

A rueful smile touched my lips as it dawned on me. I couldn’t believe I’d almost forgotten.

“Thank you, mum” I replied and ended the call.
Gosh! It was going to be my first birthday without my family.

I sighed deeply and dropped the phone on the table.

“I’m done sir. Thanks” I spoke with equanimity to Miquel.

The thought of my birthday was trying to change my mood.

“You’re welcome” he simply said without looking at me and slowly, I turned around and left the room.
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TBC.

Brought to you by Faith Lucky ✍️
Love you all

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