He’s bossy, rude and arrogant
She’s cold hearted and fearless
When I got to my friends place, he was almost close to getting Skylar’s location so I just sat quietly and waited for him to finish.
“I’ve gotten it” he announced making me spring to my feet
“So where’s the location?”
He explained to me that it was a mansion in a forest not far from here.
Why would Skylar go to such dangerous place? Did something happen to her?
Of course not! How will something happen to a girl that is up to ten guys? Imagine the way she flipped me over, I don’t know when I will ever get that scene out of my head.
I know she will be fine wherever she is. Besides, who knows? She might be with her lover or something. That thought alone drove me crazy and I became angry.
I just got into my car and drove straight to my mansion.
But on a second thought, what if she’s in danger? Aish! This is crazy.
I turned my car and headed to the forest after calling five of my bodyguards to meet me there.
I don’t know how to fight so my bodyguards will do that if she happens to be in danger.
After driving for some minutes, I finally got to the forest and I made sure I tread carefully so I won’t miss her. My bodyguards already met me and they are behind me.
I drove towards the direction my friend described to me and not too long after, I saw two people running towards my car.
What’s this? Hope they are not robbers? Even if they are, my guards will handle them.
I continued driving with the thought that they will move to another side of the road but they turned a blind eye.
Suddenly, the one at the front fell to her knees. I figured out she’s a girl with the way she was dressed.
Okay, this is weird! What’s going on?
I turned off the engine and got down from the car with my bodyguards behind me.
We walk towards them and I discovered the man was holding a dagger. Huh? Does he wants to kill her?
I whispered to my bodyguards to skillfully collect the dagger from him and tie him down.
They nodded and were done few minutes later.
I moved closer to the girl and found out it was Skylar. Okay, this is the height of it.
What the hell is going on? Wait! Isn’t that a dagger stuck into her stomach? No, it can’t be!
I squatted beside her and my eyes widened when I saw there was really a dagger inside her.
“O.. pen the car door” I stuttered
My guards knew I was referring to them so they opened the door without hesitating.
I carried her bridal style and put her in the backseat.
I wasn’t in the state to drive so I asked one of my guards do it.
For the first time in five years, I was really scared. The question is why?
I dislike women a lot and Skylar is no exception so why does it break my heart to see her like this?
The most confusing part is that I carried her myself. I could have just asked one of my guards to do it but I did it myself instead, something I’ve never done to anyone before.
That aside, I will think about it later. For now, I just hope Skylar survives this because she had lost a lot of blood already.
Why hasn’t the stupid guard returned with Skylar yet? Isn’t he man enough to catch just one girl?
“What about you? Are you a woman?” my subconscious mocked
Fuck off! I’m different from them. They are trained guards while I’m just me.
It’s really hard to believe that this was the same Skylar I knew years back. I mean she’s totally different.
If not for the fact that she didn’t change much, I would have said this is her look alike.
Besides, she said it herself that we attended the same highschool so what other proof do I need?
But this silly guard, where the hell is he? My body aches so much and I regret not calling him back when he ran
Am I ever going to survive this?
I wore a sexy and revealing cloth and went to Andrian’s mansion but the surprising thing I noticed was that Andrian’s car was not in the garage.
It’s late already and he always comes back before this time so why isn’t he home? Maybe something happened to his car.
With a positive mindset, I went inside the house to see everywhere silent like a graveyard.
“Good evening, anyone home?” I screamed but got no response
I repeated it once more before finally going to Andrian’s room. I’m the only female friend he has so I definitely know everywhere in this mansion.
I opened his room door but no one was there. I checked the bathroom and closet, still nothing.
Okay, this is creepy! Does this mean no one is home?
I gently shut the door and walked back downstairs to see a little girl around Avery’s age.
“Who are you?” I asked her
“Good evening ma’am but I think I should be asking you that question because I live here” she answered in her small but cute voice
“You live here but I own this mansion so tell me why you live in my house” I snapped
“With all due respect ma’am, sir Andrian is the only mansion of this mansion that I know off so you should quietly leave while I’m still nice” she said boldly
What? Such nerves! How dare she?
I was about walking up to her when I heard the voice I dreaded the most.
“What’s going on here?” Avery asked coming downstairs
“Uhhm….. She suddenly came from upstairs, I don’t know how she came into the house” the girl answered
“Really, Zoey? So you now sneak into our house like a thief? I never knew you could stopped so low. Didn’t my
brother warn you not to ever step your foot in this mansion?”
“Does the mansion belong to you? It belongs to your brother, not you so stop behaving like any of his things are yours” I snapped at her
“Ohh… Really? Just wait and see!” she said and went back inside while I just stood there waiting for her to return.
She came back minutes later with a land phone. Huh? What does she need a land phone for? Does she wants to call Andrian or what?
This girl never ceases to amaze me with her foolishness.
“Hello! Are you around?” she asked
After the person she was talking to answered her, she continued
“Good! I need you to come and throw this thrash in my house outside. You have just five minutes to be here and I need about three of you” she ordered and hanged up
“Let’s see who the boss is” she said and sat on a couch with her legs crossed.
After about three minutes later, the door opened and three guards came in.
“Uhhm…. we’re here ma’am” one of the guards said
“Yeah… I called you to come and throw this thing out of my mansion” Avery said to them
“Which thing ma’am?” the guards asked obviously confused
“Can’t you see an intruder here? Fine, I meant Zoey. Throw her out because she’s no longer welcomed here and don’t you ever open the gate for her again.”
The guards stared at each other confused not knowing what to do. I think I like how things are turning out.
“If anyone of you take a step closer to me, then be ready to loose your jobs. Just one phone call to Andrian and your job is gone” I threatened them
“I don’t need a phone call to fire you. I’m your boss so I can do as I wish anytime so choose wisely. Will you listen
to me or Zoey?” Avery asked leaving them in a really tight corner.
He’s bossy, rude and arrogant
She’s cold hearted and fearless
The doctor has been in Skylar’s ward for close to thirty minutes now and I haven’t heard anything from him.
The nurses have been coming in and out of her ward but none of them is willing to say a word to me.
I feel like a husband waiting for his pregnant wife in the labour room with the way I’m paying restlessly. Okay, that’s ridiculous but still, I’m really nervous.
After about fifteen minutes later, the doctor finally came out of the ward and I ran to him with all my strength.
“Doctor, how is she?” I asked trying to sound calm
“Meet me in my office” he said and walked away
Doesn’t this doctor knows me or is he just pretending not to? I will go for Skylar’s sake.
“So, Mr Andrian, I’m sorry I asked you to come here instead of answering your question, I had to wash the stains off my hands.”
“It’s okay doc. How is she? Is she awake?”
“No, she’s still sleeping but we need blood. The cut was kind of deep and I must say she’s a fighter to have survived it.
The problem we have now is that her blood is really rare to buy, do you have anyone that might want to be a
donor for her so we can carry out some tests on the person? That’s the fastest thing to do now”
“I will be the donor doctor. Carry out your tests quickly and save her”
“Are you sure Mr Andrian? I mean, you dislike females so…. ” he tried saying but I cut him off
“Just do your job and stop asking me irrelevant questions”
“O… Kay sir” he said and started his work.
The nerve of this girl! So she’s asking the guard to choose between both of us? Let’s just wait and see
“I’m sorry ma’am but I can’t do what you’re asking me to do. I will take my leave now” one of the guards said and made to leave but Avery stopped him
“Stop right there! I’m going to give you two options now as your boss.
It’s either you do as I say or quit your job” Avery said and sat back down
“We’re sorry ma’am but we have no choice” the guards said and dragged me out though they were still polite a little
“So you choose a little girl over me?” I asked them
“We’re sorry ma’am” they answered and left
This is the height of it, I’m so going to deal with Avery Carter!!
After waiting for few minutes without seeing the guard, I called some of my other guards to come pick me up and they came as soon as they could.
They put me in the car and drove me home after which they called my doctor to come and treat me at home.
I’m sure Skylar is a witch. If not, how will she beat me almost to the point of death. Since when did that sweet gentle Skylar become this heartless?
That’s the least of my problems right now. I feel like my whole body is on fire and if that doctor doesn’t come
within twenty minutes, I fear this will be the end of me because as it is now, I can hardly breath.
Few minutes later, the doctor came rushing into my room. Before he could get closer to me, I lost consciousness.
I woke up to the beeping sound of the machine. The strong smell hit my nose and I need no one to tell me I was in a hospital but why?
I tried remembering and almost immediately, everything came rushing in. That bastard! I will make sure I kill him the next time I set my eyes on him.
I tried standing up but I felt pains in my lower abdomen. That stupid guard gave me a really deep stab and he’s going to pay.
That aside, how did I get to the hospital? I remember loosing consciousness when the guard was chasing me. Did the driver of that car save me?
Well, the only way to find out is by asking the doctor that attended to me but then I’m stuck here, I can’t even lift a finger.
Talking about fingers, why do I feel like there is a hand on my own?
I look at my side to see sir Andrian sleeping on the bed and he was holding my hand. I’m confused!
Why is he in the same ward with me or am I peharps not seeing clearly? I closed my eyes and opened them back
expecting to wake up from my imagination but nothing happened.
I guess I will just ask him when he wakes up. I carefully took his hands off me and laid on the bed.
Somehow, I felt empty when his hand left mine but it doesn’t matter. I don’t want to have any problem with him.
I woke up to discover it was evening already. Wow! I really slept a lot and as if I just woke up from a trance, I looked at my right side but the bed was empty.
Does that mean I saw Andrian in my dream or what? I wish it wasn’t a dream but who am I kidding? It’s definitely a dream.
The door to my ward creaked open and I looked at it to see Andrian staring at me. What? I thought it was a dream.
I bowed my head and blushed a little before raising it to look at him with a straight face.
“Evening” he answered walking fully into the room “how are you feeling now?”
“Okay that’s nice. The doctor said you will get discharged on Saturday and you need to be placed on bed rest for
few weeks. I will employ a male cook that will cook for us until then” he concluded while I stared at him in shock
Is this the Andrian I know? Absolutely not!
“Are you okay sir?” I asked to be sure
“Yeah. Don’t I look okay to you?”
“Alright, let me get you some food” he said and left
Someone should pinch me really hard so I can wake up from this dream because I know I’m dreaming.
Did sir Andrian just offer to get me food? No, it’s not possible.
“Of course it is. You heard it with your two ears” my subconscious snapped
I need to be really careful around this new Andrian because I know something is wrong somewhere.
He’s bossy, rude and arrogant
She’s cold hearted and fearless
I woke up feeling slight pains all over my body. Did something happened?
I began to recollect everything. How Skylar beat me to a pulp and how my guard chased after her. Did he return with her? I have to know what happened.
I tried standing up but the severe pains and headache I was feeling sent me back to bed. I’m definitely going to kill Skylar when next I set my eyes on her.
I look at the table beside me and saw my phone and a land phone. I picked up the land phone and called one of my guards.
“Meet me in my room now” I ordered and hanged up
“You sent for me sir” he said with his head bowed
“Yeah. Where is James?” I asked him. James is actually the guard that chased after Skylar last night
“We couldn’t find him sir. We saw the other guards that went with you yesterday but he was nowhere to be found”
Where could he be? The last I checked, he already stabbed Skylar really deeply and no matter how strong she is,
she couldn’t have won a fight against him except if someone helped her but who?
No one knows I have a house in that forest so it’s impossible for anyone to come there. Does this mean James betrayed me and ran away with Skylar?
I don’t even know what to think. My head is banging loudly, I think I will take a nap first.
Andrian returned with the food few minutes later.
“Sit up Skylar and eat” he said calmly
If this is a dream, I don’t ever want to wake up. I mean, is this the Andrian I know?
I sat up and started eating the food slowly. I was really hungry but because of how he’s boring holes into my body, I can’t rush the food.
“I will be outside” he said probably after noticing I’m not comfortable with the way is staring at me.
“Okay” I answered and waited for him to leave the ward before rushing the food. I finished eating and drank a large quantity of water.
Ahh! At last, I’m filled.
I stood up and went outside the ward to take a stroll in the cool evening.
“You’re supposed to be in bed Skylar” Andrian groaned when he saw me outside
“I’m tired of staying indoor. Besides I’m fine now, can’t you tell the doctor to discharge me?”
“No” he said firmly “you lost a lot of blood so you need all the rest you can get”
“That reminds me, I saw you beside me when I woke up. Did something happen to you too?”
“Mind your business” he said and started walking away
I guess the grumpy Andrian is back. I walked faster to meet up with him.
“Don’t do something stupid next time. Why should you go to a forest”
“I was kidnapped” I said making him stop in his track
“You were kidnapped? Did you quarrel with someone?” he asked in confusion
“So did you know who kidnapped you?” he asked while we continued walking
“Yes, but I don’t want to talk about it”
We talked about random things and I also asked after my sister before we went back to the hospital.
I need to find out who kidnapped Skylar and why but how do I get that?
Ohh… I remember. I’m holding one of the men that tried to kill her hostage so I just need to force the name of his boss out of him and that will be all.
When I say that will be all, I didn’t mean I will just let him go. I might decide to kill him, punish him or cut off some of his fingers. It depends on how well he answers my questions.
I got into my car and drove to my mansion where he’s kept hostage. I know it’s late but I have to get this done with once and for all because I won’t be chanced again.
I have really tight schedules for the next few weeks.
Few minutes later, I arrived home.
“Good evening boss” one of my men greeted
“Yeah. Where is the guy?” I asked them
“He’s inside sir. We locked him in a room.”
I went to the torture room with five of my guards after asking some of them to bring him there.
I stared at him when he was brought before me for a long time before taking a sit.
“Tie him to the chair” I ordered
“Yes boss” they replied and did as I instructed
“So…. I’m going to ask you few questions and your answer is going to determine your punishment.
If you answer me truthfully and quickly, your punishment will be less and you can walk out of here alive so I expect you to choose wisely”
“Who is your boss?” I began the questioning
“I have no boss, I walk alone” he said and that infuriated me
I angrily pressed a button on the remote to electrocute him for about five minutes before finally stopping. His veins were visible already, that’s what he gets for lying to me.
“I’m only going to ask you one more time. What is the name of your boss” I asked coldly
“It’s Mason Alexander” he said in pain and agony shocking the hell outta me
” What?!!” I shrieked “are you referring to the owner of M. A company?” I asked still unable to take in the shock
So Mason is behind all this? I never thought he could be the one. No wonder why he was staring at Skylar that way.
I’m going to deal with him so he will learn not to touch anything or anyone that belongs to me ever again
“Cut his two index fingers and throw him out of my mansion” I ordered my men and left.
Just wait and see Mason!!
I will be returning to USA today, can’t wait to see Andrian. He’s my best male friend and I’ve missed him so much.
Should I call him? Nah, I think surprising him will be better.
I’m even thinking of matchmaking him with a girl. How can a Greek god like Andrian not have interest in women? It’s totally absurd!
But who should I pair up with him? I guess I will think about that when I get to USA.
For now, I have to work on giving him a big surprise that he won’t be expecting.
Andrian, I’m coming for you!
He’s bossy, rude and arrogant
She’s cold hearted and fearless
I went home this morning to take clothes for Skylar so she will be able to change the one she’s wearing.
I don’t even know how I’m going to face her sister. She will definitely ask me about Skylar!
I got home to see a car that is different from my own parked in the compound.
I’m not expecting any visitor so who owns this car? I just hope Avery and Ella are safe.
I hurriedly got down from the car and went inside. I got inside to see everywhere quiet like a graveyard.
“Avery! Avery!! Ella!!!” I screamed but got no response.
I was about going to Avery’s room when I noticed a figure coming downstairs. I looked at the person and discovered it was Ella.
“E… Ella, where is Avery?” I stuttered
“What business do I have with her? Where is my sister?” she asked the question I dreaded the most
Am I supposed to say “your sister was kidnapped and stabbed deeply. I went there to save her and now she’s in the hospital” is that what I’m supposed to say? Absolutely not!
“I’m talking to you mister. What did you do to my sister?!!” she screamed
“Calm down please. Your sister is fine, she just went on a business trip and she will be back before two weeks” I lied to her
“I’m not buying that. If my sister really went on a business trip, she would have informed me first. Tell me where my sister is or I will the police”
“I… I swear she really went on a business trip. Please tell me where Avery is”
“I don’t know where she is” she said and left me standing there
If I get hold of this girl…..
“Look who’s here. I actually thought you were never going to come back. Home is really fun without you, you
know so just go back to wherever you’re coming from” I heard behind me and I need no one to tell me it’s Avery.
I looked back to see her stuffing her mouth with popcorn. Now that I think about it, there’s no one to cook for them. What kind of a brother am I?
“Please!! Hold it right there. Just leave” she screamed with all her strength
“I’m your brother Avery, I..”
“My brother died two days ago. I have no family now so just leave. You left me for two days without informing
me, there’s no one to cook for me. I felt really lonely until…. It doesn’t even matter, just go away” she said in tears before running upstairs
Apart from the day our mom died, Avery has never cried and it hurts to know I’m the reason for her tears, what do I do now? She won’t even talk to me.
I didn’t know I was crying until I felt a drop on my cheek. I’m a big time jerk.
I was still crying when I heard footsteps but this time around, it wasn’t Avery’s.
I sprang unto my feet and looked behind me to see it was Matthew. What? How come he’s here?
“Hey buddy, long time” he said smirking
“I’ve been here since yesterday. Besides, I don’t think that’s how to greet a friend you’ve missed except of course you didn’t miss me” he said with an eye roll
“You know I missed you. Come give daddy a hug” I teased him
“I can see. Where have you been since yesterday? The Andrian I know cares about his sister a lot but you just left
her to God knows where without assigning someone to watch over her and cook for her.
What if something had happened?” He scolded making me feel more guilty
“I don’t know how it happened but to be sincere, I forgot”
“Really?” he shrieked “what could be so important that made you forget about your own sister?”
“I’m not saying what I was doing was more important than Avery, I just forgot”
“All the same. But what were you doing?”
“It’s nothing. Please help me talk to her, she won’t even listen to me” I pleaded
“I will help you talk to her on one condition” he said with a smug smile
“Tell me what you were doing that made you forget about Aubrey”
“Matthew forget about it, please… “
“Fine then! I was with my PA in the hospital”
“Ohh.. what happened to him? Besides, I don’t think you will forget about Avery because of him”
“It just slipped my mind”
“Okay, but you still haven’t told me what happened to him”
“It’s actually a she” I said with my gaze on the floor
“I don’t understand. You mean your PA is a lady?”
“And you’ve been in the hospital with her for two days?”
“Wow! I never knew you could fall in love. I will love to meet that girl that was able to captivate your heart. How
did she do it? Even Khloe that has been your childhood friend couldn’t win your heart”
“There’s nothing between us”
“Between you and who?” he asked looking lost
“Between I and my PA” I said and he bursted into laughter
“You don’t have to hide it, I’m in support of your relationship with her”
“I’m not in a relationship with her, I don’t even love her” I said unsure of myself
“Are you trying to fool me or you’re trying to full yourself” Matthew asked in disbelief
“I’m serious, there’s nothing between us”
“If you’re right, then you seriously need to go for a check up. You are crazily in love with someone but you’re not dating her, that’s absurd!”
Matthew! I’ve told you what you want to know so beg Avery for me”
“Yeah, whatever” he said and left
The thought of being in love with Skylar crossed my mind but I shrugged it off. There’s no way I can be in love with her.
He’s bossy, rude and arrogant
She’s cold hearted and fearless
Andrian offered to get me clothes from the mansion and I accepted but he hasn’t returned for over an hour now. I hope nothing bad happened to him.
Of course not! I shouldn’t have negative thoughts but I’m tired of waiting for him. I wouldn’t have agreed to his suggestion if I knew he was going to take long.
What am I supposed to wear if I take my bath now? I stared angrily at the door as if he would just appear out of nowhere but nothing happened.
A nurse came into my ward probably to check up on me but noticing the look on my face, she stopped whatever she wanted to do and came to meet me instead.
“Hey! What’s wrong?” she cooed
“I… It’s nothing” I stuttered
How am I supposed to tell her my boyfriend left to get me some clothes but he’s not yet back and I badly want to wash my body.
Wait! I didn’t just refer to Andrian as my boyfriend or did I? Oh Skylar, what has gotten into you?
He won’t even date you in your dreams so come off it.
“Are you sure you are okay? You know, you can tell me anything” the nurse’s voice snapped me out of my thoughts
“Errm…. I want to bath but I don’t have any clothes to change into” I told her shyly
“Ohh… That’s not a big deal. I will be right back” she said and left immediately without waiting for my reply
Few minutes later, she came back to my ward with about three clothes.
“Thank you” I muttered and collected them
“You are welcome. Bath fast so you can eat and take your drugs” she said and left again
I wish I had met kind people like her in the past, then my life would have been easier.
I went into the bathroom and had probably the longest bath in my life. The water was cool and soothing, no wonder why they say water is life.
I changed my clothes there and went back into the ward to see a plate of food covered and neatly placed beside my bed, a smile formed on my lips immediately.
I feel like a princess with this special treatment.
I’m supposed to have gone back to the hospital so I can give Skylar her clothes but I’m not even in the right state of mind now. I’m confused
I forgot about Avery just because of Skylar? What the hell is wrong with me?
My mind drifted to what Matthew told me about being in love with Skylar but I shook the thought away as quickly as it came. There’s no way I’m in love with her.
I think I need to go out to get my mind off these things.
I had almost gotten to my car when Zoey drove in. Why does she have to come now?
“Good afternoon” she greeted when she got to where I was standing
“Where have you been Andrian?”
“What are you talking about Zoey?” I said feigning ignorance
“Really? So you’re going to pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about?”
“You were away? Where did you go to?”
“Zoey please…. I owe you no explanation”
“A… Andrian” she called in shock
“I don’t like the way you’ve been acting recently. You’re behaving bossy and all. I know you’re the only female
friend I have but learn to know your limit please. Excuse me” with that said, I got into my car and drove off
Did Andrian just walk out on me? I need to pinch myself hard so I can wake up from this dream.
I pinched myself but nothing changed. Andrian is slowly slipping away and I don’t like it one bit.
I was there for him when there was no one so he can’t suddenly start treating me like a piece of trash.
I need to find out where he went to for two days first. I mean, who could be more important to him than Avery that he left her on her own for two days?
Something is fishy and I have to find out soon.
I dialed Leah’s number because I know she’s good at things like this and is just the perfect person for the job.
I’m going to resume work at Andrian’s company on Monday and absolutely no one can stop me.
It’s afternoon and Andrian isn’t back. I’m really worried, did something happen to him?
I sighed for the umpteenth time. What was I even expecting? That Andrian was beginning to like me?
I guess I like having big dreams. Andrian that doesn’t like women, I expect him to feel something for a commoner like me?
I don’t know why I find it hard to control my emotions whenever I’m with him. I’m always vulnerable to him and I don’t like it one bit.
I’ve never felt like this towards any guy before, why does it has to be Andrian of all people?
I guess I have to get rid of this stupid feeling because I don’t stand a chance with someone like him.
I’m perfectly fine now but James is nowhere to be found. I haven’t set my eyes on him since that night and I’ve tried searching for Skylar also but she’s nowhere to be found.
What could have happened to both of them?
I’m going crazy already. Why is Skylar probing difficult? I get any girl I want at just the snap of my fingers but she’s trying to tell me she’s different?
I’m going to make sure I screw her mercilessly before handing her over to my men to do whatever they want with her.
“Boss, we found out where Skylar is?” one of my men said
Usually, I would have punished him for entering I to my room without knocking but it’s different this time because he just mentioned Skylar.
“Really? Where is she?” I asked as curiosity filled my eyes
“She’s in a hospital sir”
“Andrian’s late Mom hospital” he said making me look up at him in surprise
“Andrian’s mom had a hospital?”
“Yes but I wonder how Skylar got there. Not everyone knows the hospital belongs to Andrian’s Mom”
“Do you think Andrian took her there?”
“Okay. You and the guys should get ready, we will be paying a visit to Skylar tomorrow”
You can never run away from me Skylar Brandon because I’m your worst nightmare.