A NIGHT WITH HIM
” “Happy birthday” ” Wishes filled the whole house as Ivory and Harold stepped into the living room.
The whole workers stood there with different wrapped gifts in their hands.
Nola already made cake and it was sitting prettily on the table..
Harold carried her in his arms as they sang for her.
She was still in her pajamas,she only brushed before coming downstairs with Harold who had been the first person to wish her happy birthday.
He had given her a tiny and expensive necklace as a gift though he still had more gifts for her.
Irene could see the beautiful necklace, laying cutely on ivory’s neck and she knew Harold had given it to her.
She hoped ivory would like the dress she made for her.
They finished singing and wished her Happy birthday once more, Harold dropped her gently on her feet to blow off the lit candles on her cake.
She did and everyone clapped happily.
“I’m nine now” She giggled, cutting her cake and eating it.
“Thanks everyone, i love you all” Ivory said with a mouthful of strawberry cake.
Whipped cream was smeared on her cheeks and Harold helped her wipe it off with a smile.
Everyone dropped their gifts for her and she thanked them one after the other.
They all left to go back to work after Harold promised everyone they’re gonna have a nice treat today.
They were all happy, knowing how fun today’s gonna be.
Irene and Nola were the last people to drop their gifts.
“Damien said i should give you this and Mum said i should give you this” Irene said, handing two wrapped gifts to Ivory who smiled and told her to thank them.
“And this is mine” Irene said, stretching a large box to Ivory, it wasn’t wrapped.
“Happy birthday once again” Irene pecked her cheeks and ivory smiled Happily.
Ivory opened Nola’s gift first and it was a stunning tiara that Ivory wore on her hair immediately.
She squealed as she hugged Nola.
“Thanks Nola, i love it” ivory grinned.
“I’m glad you do” Nola smiled.
“I’m gonna open yours next” Ivory said as she said down, dragging Irene’s gift to her tiny legs.
Harold could see how hopeful Irene looked.
She was obviously hoping Ivory would like the gift and he couldn’t wait to see what was in there himself.
They watched Ivory as she opened the box and there laid a stunning purple dress with crystals around the neckline, it’s a knee length gown, it was plain down to the waist and was gathered from the waist down to the knee, the bottom was covered with precious pearls.
It looked just like a little princess dress.
It was so elegant and eye catching that they all gasped.
Ivory ran into Irene’s arm, deeply astonished by the gift.
She has beautiful dresses but this dress Irene had given her surpassed them all.
It’s so simple yet with a touch of royalty which made Ivory feel so special.
“I’m glad you like it” Irene smiled, relieved.
Harold and Nola also commented on how beautiful the dress is.
“Happy birthday” Unfamiliar voices said and they all turned to the door.
Irene looked confused cause she has never seen them before.
A beautiful teenager and a stunning woman whose outfit screamed ‘wealth’ .
Ivory jumped up with a scream and ran to them happily.
“That’s Allysia and my mother” Harold said to Irene.
“Oh..my!” She gasped.
How couldn’t she have known?Harold had said it on the plane that they might appear today and they did.
Allysia looked more beautiful than Nola always said.
She was in a jumpsuit,red heels and leopard coat,with huge diamond earrings and a silver necklace,her hair was dyed red and packed into a tight ponytail which accentuated her face.
Bright green eyes,pointed nose and thin lips which she had obviously applied red lip gloss on.
She looked like a model,a striking model who can appear in front of a magazine without question.
“V rules” Ally teased ivory and laughed.
Irene noticed she has a nice voice too.
“I thought you both weren’t gonna come, I’ll be so pissed” Ivory said in Mrs Marshall’s arm.
“Oh..my, you’ve added so much weight,what has Nola been feeding you with” Mrs Marshall asked as she gently placed Ivory back to her feet.
Allysia was reuniting with her Mum, hugging her and kissing her all over the face, they both giggled, obviously happy to see each other.
Irene could boldly say Harold got his striking looks from his mum.
She looks far younger than her age and would easily pass for Harold’s sister.
She didn’t look old enough to have a son his age,she still had a trim figure, Harold once told her she plays golf and tennis with his father on weekends,she was athletic and in good shape.
She was wearing a black channel cocktail dress with small silver earrings. She has warm blue eyes,her straight blonde hair was pulled back and there was this gracefulness hovered around her, just with a look,one would know she’s immensely rich!
“You guys should chat outside with others” Mrs Marshall told the four bodyguards standing behind her ,they looked so huge and mean than Harold’s bodyguards.
They bowed and left.
Mrs Marshall stretched out her arms and Harold knew what that means.
He pulled his mum into a hug with a broad smile.
“Billionaire Harold Marshall” She teased and they both laughed.
Allysia was still with her mum and Harold was with his too,with Ivory tagging along.
Irene stood alone nervously,she likes them and hope they’ll like her in return and she has been wanting to meet Allysia.
Harold kissed his Mum on the cheeks and she did the same.
Allysia jumped on Harold’s back after his embrace with his Mum was over.
They both fell on the couch, laughing as they teased eachother.
Nola and Mrs Marshall hugged each other too and finally the greetings was over.
Mrs Marshall and Allysia stared at Irene.
They knew who she was after the scandal with Carrle at the Ice cream parlor.
Allysia was staring hard at her and Irene knew immediately that the girl doesn’t like her, Mrs Marshall’s face was expressionless.
“Meet Irene, she’s ivory’s nanny and..”
“Blah blah blah” Allysia rolled her eyes.
“That was rude” Harold scolded sternly.
“I’m sorry brother” Allysia said, giving Irene a scornful look.
Mrs Marshall hadn’t cast her any bad looks but the looks she was giving her wasn’t warm either.
Irene felt like crying.
“Irene is a very good person,i like her so much” Ivory said.
“Yes she is” Nola agreed.
“She’s a great friend of mine” Harold said.
“That’s what you say until she turns out to be another monster again” Allysia said.
She started hating on Ivory nannies cause they are either here to seduce Harold or end up treating Ivory badly and this lady here didn’t look different, though she have to admit Irene’s very beautiful and she looks calm too but looks can be damn deceiving! The past nannies had looked calmer but they ended up doing something worst.
“I already have your rooms cleaned properly” Harold said to his mum and Allysia.
“You knew we’ll be coming?” Mrs Marshall asked.
“Of course,you both can’t miss Ivory’s birthday for anything” Harold said,not happy with the way Irene was treated.
She had been looking forward to meeting them and they ended up doing this to her.
“Wow!” Allysia screamed, startling everyone.
She lifted the dress Irene had gifted Ivory and Mrs Marshall was wowed too.
“This is beautiful” Mrs Marshall mouthed.
“Brother gave this to you?” Allysia asked, admiring the dress greatly.
“No” ivory giggled.
“Irene did” She added.
“Ohh…it must have cost a fortune,i bet she used all of her savings…” Allysia said. “Just to impress Harold” She added inwardly.
Women like doing things for Ivory just to impress Harold and she’s not surprised Irene is in that league.
“No” Ivory laughed this time.
“Irene made the dress, she’s a fashion designer” Ivory added surprising Mrs Marshall and Allysia further.
They both knew Irene is s fashion designer but they never knew she was this good.
“Well…” Allysia dropped the dress like she hadn’t admired it in the first place.
“We will retreat to our rooms” Mrs Marshall said.
“Come for your gift later” Allysia winked at Ivory who nodded and smiled.
They left for their rooms and Nola returned to the kitchen to start cooking.
“I’m so sorry Irene” Harold said.
“It’s fine” Irene said, trying to smile.
“I should go dress Ivory up” She said as she took ivory’s hand.
Harold sighed, seeing how unhappy Irene looked.
Ivory stepped out after getting dressed in the purple gown Irene gifted her which fitted her so perfectly.
She had asked if Irene took her measurements while she was asleep and Irene said she had used one of her dress for measurement.
Everyone admired the dress on Ivory and they all commented.
On her neatly packed hair was the tiara Nola had gifted her,she wore pretty white shoes and tiny silver earrings with the necklace Harold had given her.
She looked so beautiful like a real princess.
Harold was also dressed up nicely.
They both said goodbye to everyone.
Harold had said they’ll be going to Paris first and Ivory was so excited.
They left and the whole house was thrown into full celebration mood.
Everyone was happy, except Irene who slowly walked back to her workshop after bidding Harold and Ivory bye.