A NIGHT WITH HIM
“Carrle,cut me out of this” Tanya said to Carrle over the phone.
“Why are you speaking this way? Don’t you hate her? You said to inform you when we have a new plan. Why all this?” Carrle asked.
“I’m out of this Carrle, Harold came to my store to warn me not to try to hurt Irene or I’ll pay for it!” Tanya sighed.
“What!” Carrle exclaimed.
“Yeah and you know how Harold is right? He is your ex husband and you always told me he keeps to his words, if anything should go wrong with that lady, he’ll hold me responsible for it and i might not get out of jail,that’s gonna taint my business,i don’t want a bad publicity. I’ll advise you to stop whatever plans you have for her or you’ll have to face Harold’s wrath,he seemed so in love with that lady”
“Wh..wow. this is crazy” Carrle loosened her ponytail, not wanting to believe what she just heard.
“He seemed to be in love with her? That’s the reason I’m gonna hurt her! I don’t f****ng care about what Harold’s gonna do, at least i would have hurt her before he makes a move” Carrle said wickedly.
“Carrle, Harold has the right to love anyone after all this years. He was alone for six years Carrle. Six! He deserves this. You’re married and he seems fine with it,why don’t you just leave him alone,even if you stop him from loving this lady which i know will be impossible,he won’t come back to you, so why are you doing all these?”
“Because i still love him!”
“Then you should never have left him!”
“And i did, I’m ready to amend things now”
“I’m afraid it’s too late, Harold is head over heels with that lady. Didn’t you even see how he was all over her at that dinner party? Give up already Carrle. This is a lost battle”
“It is not a lost battle for me and you should better join us before she have all your customers to herself”
“Do not involve me Carrle, I’m out. ” Tanya said with a note of finality in her voice.
“Ethan is gonna protect us if anything happens ”
Carrle laughed ” There’s no way Ethan can protect you from Harold, have you forgotten how he fought for the custody of his daughter? You should know once Harold is determined, nothing is going to stop him from doing what he wants. You know Harold better than i do Carrle and you still wanna go ahead with this plan of yours?”
“Just to get him back of course,I’ll do anything to get him back!”
“I personally think you should desist from it, you and Ethan had so many plans for the lady right from the beginning and none worked out…”
“This one is gonna work out!” Carrle interrupted.
“Good luck Carrle. ” Tanya disconnected the call.
“f**k! ” Carrle paced the room angrily.
She felt like…she felt like ruining something.
She was so pissed that her hands shook.
She grabbed the mirror facing her dressing chair and smashed it on the floor with a scream.
“What’s going on brother? Why does she have bodyguards of her own?” Allysia asked over dinner.
“You didn’t notice all this while?” Harold gulped water.
“Dad said it’s to strengthen our security” Ivory said, throwing fries into her mouth.
“Well…yeah” Harold agreed.
“To strengthen security? And she has four bodyguards to herself alone! A nanny has four bodyguards to herself alone?” Allysia said and Irene winced in her chair.
Allysia sighed, starting to get really irritated with all the new happenings in Harold’s house.
“There’s more reason for it than just strengthening security, I’m gonna tell you about it later” Harold said.
“There’s no reason for a nanny to have four bodyguards” Allysia dropped her spoon.
“Stop talking about the job ‘nanny’ like its the filthiest job on Earth. It’s a decent job with a decent earning” Harold chided.
“Whatever” Ally rolled her eyes.
“That was rude” Nola said.
“I’m sorry brother” Allysia said.
“I was never rude to my brother until you came along!!” Allysia yelled at Irene who was looking like a lost sheep.
“Allysia!” Harold warned.
“I’m done eating!” She said, pushing her food away.
She walked away after giving Irene a heated glare.
“Why did you piss her off?” Mrs Marshall asked facing Harold but indirectly referring to Irene.
She has been silent all the while cause she was still fuming about eating on the same table with a nanny.
It’s a blow to her ego.
“I did not piss her off mum! She was rude!” Harold said.
“I wasn’t talking to you” Mrs Marshall said and faced Irene who pressed her lips together.
“Why did you piss her off? She rarely gets pissed when you weren’t here? Are you a demon?” Mrs Marshall asked Irene.
“Mum, leave Irene out of this” Harold said.
“Of course” Mrs Marshall smiled with just one corner of her mouth lifted.
“Nola, have a maid bring me my dinner.” Mrs Marshall stood up.
“Irene,I’m not being mean but I’m not used to eating on the same table with a lowlife ” Mrs Marshall said, walking away briskly.
“Grandma, what’s a lowlife?” Ivory asked running after Mrs Marshall before Harold could stop her.
Nola quickly ordered a maid to take Mrs Marshall’s meal to her.
“I’m so sorry about that Irene” Harold said, disappointed at his Mum.
He’s just so glad she wasn’t the one who raised him.
“It’s fine” Irene smiled, surprising Harold and Nola.
“That was the first time your Mum actually called my name” She laughed.
“Are you okay?” Nola asked.
“I’m fine” Irene nodded, trying hard not to make her tears fall.
She’s a low life obviously.
Then why is she being so sad about being called one.
Harold could see she was hurt beneath her smile.
He almost wished his mum and Allysia hadn’t come.
“Do you think i should continue eating at the dining?, I’ll be fine eating in the kitchen” Irene said.
“NO” Harold disagreed.
“I don’t want to be the reason Mrs Marshall won’t eat at the dining anymore”
“She will, she’s just pissed tonight”
“No,she’s truly not comfortable with eating with me,she’s not used to it truly,maybe i keep wanting to make her puke” Irene smiled sadly.
“Com’on , don’t say that Irene, you know i don’t like it when one think low of oneself, I’m fine with you eating with me,that’s all that matters” Harold said.
“Allysia and Mrs Marshall are both affected by what ivory’s past nannies have done, they are not always this way. They are one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet” Nola said and Harold laughed.
“No, they are not nice. Truly, they might be affected by what Ivory’s past nannies have done but those ladies are not nice,they are partners in crime,i don’t just know why i love them so much” Harold groaned and Nola and Irene smiled.
“I shouldn’t be surprised by Mrs Marshall’s behavior,she’s a billionaire for God’s sake and she always dines with well to do people,she shouldn’t be blamed for finding my presence here annoying,that’s typical of wealthy women,she sees me at other part of the house and never complain,she’s not just used to having people like me eat with her. I perfectly understand her. But Allysia, i don’t know why she’s treating me that way, if she doesn’t care about my feelings,she should at least consider the fact that I’m far older than her” Irene said, blinking back tears.
“I’m so sorry about that” Nola rubbed her shoulder.
“Just give her time Irene, she’s gonna get used to you and stop being mean” Harold said.
“It’s fine” Irene said.
“She must have met Damien” Harold said, trying to change the topic.
Irene’s face lit up at the mention of her brother’s name.
“She came home today, very pissed” Nola said.
” I guess competition has started” Harold laughed.
“Competition?” Nola asked.
“Yeah, i guess you don’t know how intelligent Damien is” Harold said.
“I do but you know Allysia is intelligent as well” Nola said.
“Yeah” Harold agreed.
“Don’t you think we should tell her about Damien? So they’ll work hand in hand in class” Nola smiled.
“No!” Irene said inwardly,not wanting that girl around her brother.
“No,i think we should leave them for now” Harold said.
“You think so?” Nola asked.
“Will you come with me to my workshop tonight? I have so many work to do” Irene whispered to Harold.
“Yes!” He grinned.
“I hope both of you don’t spend the night there again” Nola said and they laughed.
Allysia stood in front of her mirror as she applied make up,she put on her school wears after that and let down her hair.
She brushed it and moved it to one part of her shoulder.
“Perfect” she grinned.
She indeed looked stunning as she walked down the stairs with her backpack.
She met everyone having breakfast, her godmother wasn’t there though.
“Good morning everyone” She said making her presence known.
Nola smiled seeing how pretty her daughter looked.
“How was your night?” Harold asked.
“Normal” she pecked him and went to kiss her mum too.
“V rules, how was your night?” Allysia smiled as she kissed Ivory.
She calls Ivory that because Ivory loves giving rules,she owns her own rule booklet and always like to live by her rules.
“Great” Ivory smiled.
There’s something familiar about the way Irene packs her hair… Allysia thought.
It seems she has seen the style somewhere…
It’s a beautiful style though..
Allysia gulped out of Harold’s coffee and took his last toast, he groaned and she laughed.
“Bye” She waved, eating the toast as she walked away.
She doesn’t sit to eat breakfast at home,she loves being early to school.
She got outside and the door of her SUV was opened by one of her bodyguards.
She got into her car and two bodyguards got in after her.
The driver turned on the ignition and started driving.
She brought out her phone,still eating the toast.
“Hey wait!” She said before the driver drives out of the gate.
“Go get me a bottle of water inside before we leave” She said to one of her bodyguards and he quickly carried out her order.
“Don’t call me that here!” Marlene quickly shut her bodyguard.
“I’m sorry princess Marlene” he quickly apologized.
“Arrrgh! Don’t call me princess either! Anyone can hear you. Please” Marlene said.
“Okay, i just wanted to ask if i should help you with your backpack to your class” Bix, one of her personal bodyguards asked.
“Bix, you can only do all that when I’m in the palace,not here please” She picked her backpack.
“Okay pri..” Bix quickly zipped his mouth and Marlene laughed.
“Bye” she waved at him as she walked into the school.
She’s so ashamed she’s looking so forward to seeing Damien,they just started talking yesterday and she can’t wait to see him today and talk to him.
And she even brought double of her lunch,she’s gonna give Damien one so they can both stay in the class and talk during lunch break.
She felt someone’s hand at the back of her neck and quickly turned,startled.
She sighed in relief and almost blushed when she saw it was Damien.
“Hey” She said.
“I hope i didn’t startle you?” Damien asked.
“How are you?” He asked with a smile as they both walked to their class.
“I’m great, i can see you are as well”
“Yeah…and i think you look like a princess in some fairytale. You’ve got a calm and beautiful face” Damien said…
“Huh?” Marlene widened her eyes.