A NIGHT WITH HIM
“We found the packs of juice ma’am” One of her bodyguards said and she stopped walking.
“Let me have it” she said and the bodyguard handed it to her.
She checked the expiration date immediately and was almost shocked to see the juice hadn’t expired.
It still had a month to go.
What the hell!
She turned back and headed to the dining room.
Irene and Ethan were already eating when she walked in and that made her even more furious.
Ethan hadn’t even come after her after she left the dining room,he hadn’t cared,he only cared about eating with Irene.
She slammed the empty pack of juice on the dining table furiously, startling Irene and Ethan.
“What’s this Carrle?” Ethan asked.
“I’m not here for you who had turned a dummy overnight! Christiana,why did you lie to me about the juice exceeding their expiration date?” Carrle asked and Christiana looked at her, stunned and not knowing what to say.
“She didn’t lie to you, i told her the juices expired and ordered her to empty them” Irene asked, building up all the excuse she can because obviously, Carrle had found the packs of juice and had seen they hadn’t expired.
“Why the hell did you do that? Is there a sort of blindness that makes one sees packs of juice as expired when it still has a month to go?” Carrle asked.
Carrle watched her intensely knowing something was definitely off for Irene to empty the packs of juice and even lied that they had exceed their expiration date.
Could it be that she knows about the poiso..
No! Only one of her bodyguards know it and she could swear he was loyal to her.
“Well..the juice tasted sour and i believed it was expired,i didn’t even bother checking the expiration date” Irene said.
“You wasted ten packs of juice because one of them tasted sour?” Carrle asked, wondering if the poison had made it taste that way.
Did she put a lot?
Well..that simply means Irene had taken it!
She had taken out of the juice before emptying it!
But she’s meant to be taking it continuously, taking just a gulp might not work but it’ll indeed take a toll on her body.
It might affect the baby…she so much wish it will but she still have to confirm from Nurse Tasha who had given her the stuff.
“It truly tasted sour, you would have emptied it if you were me” Irene said.
“Just a pack tasted sour, you shouldn’t have emptied the ten of them.” Carrle said.
“The thing is..i do not crave strawberry juice anymore,the smell now almost make me puke” Irene sighed.
“Which juice do you prefer now?” Carrle asked.
“None” Irene said.
“Whatever your reason is,you shouldn’t have wasted the ten packs,you didn’t buy them”
“Neither did you. Ethan bought them,just for me and I’ll do whatever i like with it. You’re interrupting our lunch please” Irene said with a roll of eyes.
“Wow!” Carrle exclaimed. “You’ve really got guts, haven’t you?”
Irene continued eating, ignoring her.
Carrle glanced at Ethan who had continued eating also, he hadn’t even contributed in their exchange,he only watched them, looking coy.
God! What has Irene turned him to.
She left the dining room and walked to her room.
“Get me my lunch” She said to Emily who bowed before leaving.
She was starving and hadn’t even had breakfast before leaving for Mexico.
Maybe she really needed to go cool her head and think.
And she can watch the house activities while she’s there.
“My phone” She said and her phone was passed to her with a bow.
She placed a call across Tasha.
?Madam Carrle” Tasha said.
“Well the damn girl emptied the packs of juice”
“What! Without taking anything?”
“Well..i guess she took a gulp and concluded it tasted sour”
“Did you added more than the portion i asked you to?” Tasha asked.
“I guess so” Carrle admitted slyly.
“You shouldn’t have, it’ll indeed taste sour”
“Ohh” Carrle sighed.
“But you said she took a gulp right?”
“Yeah,that was how she knew it tasted sour”
“Well..since you added more portion of the poison than i told you to in each pack and she took a gulp, the poison would definitely have a toll on her though it might not ki*ll her like we wanted but trust me…it’s going to damage some parts of her body” Tasha said quietly, looking around, she wouldn’t want anyone to hear the conversation.
“Well the thing is..she’s pregnant” Carrle said.
“Ohh..cool,the baby would pay for it then. How old is the pregnancy?”
“Three months and some weeks”
“The poison is gonna ki*ll the baby for sure and even leave some damages in her system”
“Exactly what i wanted!” Carrle grinned.
“Alright ma’am, gotta go now”
“Carrle I’m sorry…” Ethan said as he walked into her room.
Her maids left the room immediately.
“What do you want?” Carrle asked with a mean tone.
She was sitting on her bed and surfing through the internet when he walked in.
“Are you here to remind me of how Irene and i now have the same right in this house?” She asked.
“C’mon” Ethan said, sitting beside her on the bed.
“Don’t come closer, you disgust me now” Carrle said flatly.
“Carrle…what problem do you have with Irene? Do you just dislike her or you’re truly suspicious of her?” Ethan asked.
“Both and i don’t dislike her,i hate her” Carrle clarified.
“Okay..i understand the fact that you hate her, you’ve hated her since she started working as your daughter’s nanny but why are you suspicious of her even without having an evidence?” Ethan asked.
“Ethan,my intuition is always right and you know that,i feel she’s here for a reason,not just because she now hate Harold. She has an apartment,why come here instead… think deep like you used to Eth” Carrle said.
“Well…” Ethan sighed. “So far, we haven’t noticed anything off about her, she’s been here for four days Carl”
“I’m damn sure if we had successfully set up a CCTV in her room,we would have definitely found whatever i think she’s hiding”
“I still do not think she’s hiding anything”
“You’re not thinking straight Eth,this is not you” Carrle said and Ethan sighed.
“This is me Carl..this is me! you don’t expect me to make a move without finding anything suspicious about her, find something suspicious about her and see if i won’t make a move immediately”
“Really?” Carrle blinked.
She had thought he was blinded by love.
“Of course…i love Irene,you know that but if she dares betray me,she’s gone. I won’t allow my feelings for her cloud my judgement,you know i don’t spare betrayals” Ethan said.
“Yeah” Carrle nodded…So,the reason Ethan’s still being nice to Irene is because he hasn’t found anything suspicious about her yet.
She really needs to double her effort in finding out what she suspected Irene is hiding, and once she shows Ethan the evidence, he’ll get rid of her immediately. He truly does not spare betrayals, regardless of their relationship with him.
“And it seems you’ve really given her the boldness to stand up to me. She now talks like she’s the legal wife here and that’s because of you!” Carrle said, crossly.
“Hey,i never told her to stand up to you,she did cause she wanted to. It’s between the both of you, don’t drag me in” Ethan said.
“And why were you taking her side? I told Christiana not to make meals for her in this house anymore but you went ahead to tell her otherwise, right in front of me,just to please Irene”
“Carrle, we need to make Irene feel comfortable in this house also. She wants her personal maid to continue making her meals, there’s nothing wrong with that,it isn’t going to affect you in any way”
“Whatever” Carrle rolled her eyes.
“Com’on,are you still pissed at me?” Ethan asked.
“Of course, you ridiculed me in her presence” Carrle frowned.
“Carl, I’m sorry” He said and she shrugged.
“Okay…how about we go shopping in Tanya’s store later, i’ll foot the bills” Ethan offered.
“Aww… really?” Carrle’s eyes widened in excitement.
“I love you Eth” She kissed him and he smiled, knowing she has forgiven him already.
He can’t bear to see her pissed at him.
Carrle has been his partner in crime and he’s not ready to lose her.
She’s the mastermind of their plans and she always make sure the plans go smoothly.
“Do you want Irene to come with us?” He teased.
“Hell no!” Carrle hissed and he laughed.
“Alright,go get ready then,so we’ll be back before dinner” He said, knowing how long Carrle takes in shopping, she’ll almost empty the entire store.
“Irene we’ll be right back…we are visiting Tanya fashion store, do you want me to get anything for you?” Ethan asked.
He was dressed for the shopping and Carrle was impatiently waiting in the car.
“No” Irene said.
“Are you sure?” He asked.
“Yeah” She nodded and wished he won’t be taking Ryan with him so she could get him to contact Tom.
He kissed her cheeks and waved her bye.
She waved back at him and watched him walk out of her room.
Mentioning Tanya’s store reminded her of her own workshop in Harold’s house.
She so much missed it,that place gives her comfort and inspiration.
Staring at the flowers in the garden makes her think of new beautiful designs.
Even if she has a big store one day,she’s still going to make wears in that little workshop of hers.
Her customers were beginning to send in tons of messages, ordering dresses and she always gave them the excuse that she’s on a trip and will be back soon.
So many orders are waiting and she can’t wait to get back home.
She missed Harold’s house.
“Here’s your fruit ma’am” Christiana said, walking in with a small bowl of sliced watermelon.
Irene’s still so scared to take anything ‘strawberry’ in the house or she would have preferred strawberries to watermelon.
“Thanks Tiana” She said as Christiana dropped the bowl in front of her.
“Are you okay?” Christiana asked, noticing her sour mood.
“I’m fine..just worried about my business and other things”
“Ohh..worry less, everything will be back in place okay?” Christiana assured her and she nodded.
“And speaking of business…what type of business is it?” Christiana asked.
“I’m a fashion designer and i have my own workshop” Irene smiled.
“Wow..now i understand the reason there were pictures of multiple wears on your phone..did you made every one of them?” Christiana asked.
“Oh my God!” Christiana exclaimed. “You’re that talented?!”
“Well..it’s just something I’m good at” Irene said proudly.
“And to think you never for once boasted of being such a talented designer..Wow, you’re a role model Irene” Christiana said, intrigued.
“You should know Tanya..” Christiana said.
“Yeah” Irene nodded.
“She boasts every time she’s here and always made it clear that none of the workers here could afford her. I dislike her so much” Christiana frowned and Irene laughed.
“And..judging from the pictures of wears i saw on your phone,you’re far more talented than Tanya. Do you also have a store where you sell them?”
“Not yet, i only cut,sew,design and package in my workshop and then deliver it to each customer’s location”
“Ohh, that’s great, you seems like a hardworking person Irene,a very hardworking person” Christiana noted and Irene smiled.
She was starting to eat her fruit.
“I know you don’t have a fashion store yet but you should have a name…” Tiana was saying.
“Ofcourse Daire fashions,you can check it up on the internet and order a dress and i promise you’ll have it delivered to your doorstep” Irene joked and Christiana laughed.
“Daire fashions.. isn’t that the brand that has been trending for some time now? I can’t believe you do not own a store and your brand is trending already! Wow” Tiana exclaimed.
“I will…soon” Irene said,she has saved up some money for it and once she’s done with all these, she’ll start the preparation of her own store.
Her customers are growing every minute.
She’ll forever be thankful to Harold who had brought her out of those weak shells and made people see what she can offer.
“Tiana,can you help me check if Ryan went out with Ethan and if he did not, tell him i want to see him” Irene said.
“Okay ma’am” Christiana grinned, blushing hard as she left the room.
Irene shook her head with a smile.
She pushed the watermelon away.
Damn..she’s so craving strawberry.
Christiana walked in alone few minutes later and Irene was disappointed Ryan had left with Ethan.
She was wondering why Christiana was still blushing when Ryan walked in.
“Good afternoon ma’am” He said and Irene smiled.
It was almost dinner time and Ethan and Carrle were yet to be back.
Irene sat in the room,buried in the novel she was reading.
Christiana was in the kitchen preparing Irene’s dinner while the other cooks prepared Ethan’s and Carrle’s.
They sneered at her as she moved in the kitchen.
Ryan had agreed to contact Tom even though it took quite an effort to convince him.
Tom had called her few minutes ago and told her Ryan contacted him already and they spoke at length.
Ryan promised to protect her in the house and also watch Carrle’s moves, he said he’s doing it because of Harold and nobody else.
The door of Irene’s room open, bringing her back to reality.
She raised up her head to see Christiana walked in with a pack of chilled strawberry juice and a glass cup.
Irene swallowed hard and felt like grabbing it from her hand,tearing it open and then gulp it as fast as she could.
Her baby really loved this.
“Where did you see this? Didn’t you empty the packs like i told you to?” Irene asked.
“Well..i did, i visited the grocery store to get some things before making dinner and got this for you after i noticed how much you’re craving it,i stored it in the fridge while i made dinner and that’s the reason it’s so chilled” Christiana said.
“Oh..my, thanks so much Tiana,but you didn’t tell me you’ll be visiting the grocery store” Irene said.
“Well..it isn’t so far,plus i wanted to surprise you with this” Christiana smiled.
“Ohh… thank you” Irene smiled.
Christiana nodded and helped her uncap the juice before pouring some into the glass cup.
Christiana smiled as she watched Irene lift it to her lips and then gulp it down her throat.
“Thank you so much Christiana” Irene said pouring herself more juice.
Christiana nodded..”I should go back to the kitchen”
“Alright” Irene said,embedded in the sweetness of the juice,she could even feel her baby dance and she laughed hard at the imagination.