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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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“Trust no one. she’s not what she appears to be”
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“What’s wrong?”
“Nothing” I said with a smile “Nothing at all”
I replied still looking at the paper.
Chad stared at me obviously feeling confused about everything.
“I need to go” I tell him standing up from my seat.
He stood up too.
“What’s in that paper?”
“Nothing”
he scoffs “nothing? then why did you act so off immediately you read that thing?”
he asked pointing at the paper in my hand.
“It’s personal so yes I’m leaving”
I tucked the paper inside my pockets as I outside to where my bike was parked.
I took a quick look at the environmental to see if Maybe I can catch a glimpse of him but I didn’t.
it’s like he just disappeared into thin air and what does he mean by Trust no one?
gosh I’m so confused.
He is perhaps talking about Tasha and Denisha?
And if he is then how does he know her?
Are they friends?
gangsters?
I don’t know yet but this letter just confirmed my suspicion that something is just not right about her.
she’s definitely up to something. she’s hiding something. the Aura around her is just not encouraging.
There’s something underneath that goody good shoes character she’s trying to hide.
But what!
I quickly started the engines and headed home.
I need to talk to dad and quickly too.
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I arrived home and rushed inside the living room.
the place was oddly quiet.
where is everybody? where is Tasha and Denisha?
I quietly walk upstairs to Tasha’s room. when I got closer, I started hearing voices. they were coming from Tasha no doubt.
“Not yet, I think it’s too early for that. and besides we’re not married yet and I don’t want people to start pointing fingers at me. it’ll be very suspicious” I overheard her telling the person she was talking to.
“Yes sure. she won’t be a problem trust me. I can handle her” she added
handle who? is she talking about me?
“Denisha is fine and Carl has been trying his best to make her feel comfortable” she says again
“I love Carl and I want what’s best for him”
why is she sounding different now?
she was obviously planning something and I heard her.
Feeling defeated I walked away to my room.
Few hours later, dad came back from work and I rushed to meet him down stairs.
“Daddy I need to talk to you” I tell him immediately he stepped into the living room “please” I add when I noticed the uncertainty on his face.
Just then Tasha and Denisha both rushed down to say hello.
“Welcome back honey” she said kissing his cheeks
“Welcome home Daddy”
“How are you Denisha? hope your day was splendid?”
she shrugs before saying “It was kinda boring though. I just stayed home all day doing nothing”
“Maybe you can come and visit the office tomorrow. it’ll give me a chance to show you off as the new member of our family or better still you could go shopping.” he suggested
“I’d like that. thanks Dad” she said hugging him.
“that’s not a problem honey. you’re part of the family now and as your dad, I owe you that don’t you think?” he asks and she nods
“Honey you don’t have to do all this”Tasha comment. what a liar.
” You’re my wife to be and I think it’s part of my responsibility now.”
“Dad I told you I need to talk to you” I said with a frown. he’s totally forgotten that I’m standing here.
He looks at Tasha and then back to me.
“OK whatever about?”
“Not here. in private” I said stressing on the ‘private’
“Okay” he said and led the way to his bedroom.
“What news do you want to tell me about Tasha now?” he asked immediately I shut the door.
“Daddy I know it’s going to sound strange but–”
“when it comes to you, nothing sounds strange. so you’ve done a background check on Tasha and you’re here to tell me that she isn’t good enough for me”
“Daddy it’s not it. I know you won’t believe me but yes, she is up to something. she’s hiding something. look at this” I say handing him the piece of paper that was given to me.
“someone out there is trying to tell us something dad”
“I got this paper earlier today from an anonymous person.” I explained
“Amber. please tell me you didn’t write this to frame Tasha and make me leave her”
“What?”
“It’s obvious that you don’t like Tasha at all and maybe you wrote this to make me see her as a bad person and maybe cancel the wedding”
I gaped at my dad. he doesn’t believe me. he thinks I’m trying to frame Tasha. how sure am I that that’s even her real name?
“Daddy I would never write this intentionally to frame Tasha. you know me” I said trying to defend myself
“That’s the point Amber. I don’t think I know you anymore. everyday you give me more reasons to doubt you”
“Daddy you’re not listening to me” I half yell taking him by surprise
“you’re right and I don’t think I will if all you’re going to do is try and ruin Tasha’s name. she’s my fiancee Amber. your mother to be and you have to start respecting that” he said with finality.
I watched him walk out of the room without sparing me a single glance. this can’t be happening.
I’m not about to loose my dad to this woman.
I quickly chased after him.
“Daddy please you have to listen to me. I know I’ve not been the best daughter all these years but please just once don’t do this” I beg tears evident in my eyes.
“I’m sorry Amber but no”
Tasha and her daughter walked up to where we stood.
“Daddy you’ll have to choose. I won’t let you ruin your life. it’s either you send her away or I leave instead. so who’s it gonna be. me or your fiancee” I asked
hoping that maybe, just maybe he picks me. but the look in his eyes, the longing, told me that he’s not willing to let go.
“Dad?” I call again but he takes in sharp breath before looking at me.
“I love you Amber but I also love Tasha and I want you both with me. don’t make me choose between the both of you”
“Dad I don’t trust her please”
“Fine Amber, you can leave if you want to. I love Tasha and I’m going to marry her whether you like it or not. you shouldn’t judge people. I raised you better than that and if your mother were here…” he stopped talking like he’s just remembered her.
she still has that effect on him.
“I’ll be in my room” he said and walked away to his bedroom. I stood there trying to console myself but what I didn’t understand was why I saw a smirk on Tasha’s face.
she quickly composed herself when she caught me staring at her but she’s just proven to me that she’s not who she says she is.
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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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TASHA
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She gave me a scornful look before she walked out on us.
she’s really lucky that I wasn’t like my old self otherwise she won’t live to tell the tale. I’ve always admired her courage but at the same time, I feel pity for her because she’s going to regret it very soon.
Ever since I moved here, I’ve always suspected that she doesn’t like me. and after eavesdropping on both of their conversation the other day, my suspicion was confirmed.
she’s smart unlike the other kid who was so dramatic and wanted me to fill in the gap as his mother.
Unfortunately for him, he lost his father and I had everything transferred to my name. I left him on the streets to rot and I haven’t heard from him ever again. besides he was only a child so I know he’ll get over his misery. poor Miguel.
But later, the company began to go bankrupt and I had to do something, that’s when I met Mr Myers. I realized that this was my chance to woo him and make him mine forever since he was a very rich business tycoon.
He owned the fashion world and having him to my name would be like winning the lottery.
I kept tabs on him till I finally got the chance to talk to him in that coffee shop.
I worked my charms and before we knew it, we were already talking. he told me how he lost his wife years ago and how she meant to world to him and how his daughter couldn’t get over the fact that she was gone and move on.
I sympathized with him and that was the beginning of our love life.
He began taking me out and asking me on dates which I gladly accepted.
days turned into weeks, months and years before he finally popped the killer question.
I accepted to marry him and the rest was history.
But this girl is going to be a threat to my plans.
I need to get rid of them without anyone suspecting that I am responsible. but how?
Earlier today, she almost caught up in my plans but luckily for me, I saw her through the mirror in my room and quickly covered up my tracks. and I couldn’t believe that she could go as far as telling her father about me.
And who is that person that she says gave her a note today?
I don’t have any enemies neither do I have someone who’s a threat to me. Who is that person that knows so much about me and is willing to ruin me as well? I won’t let them succeed. I will get back at them and that’s a promise.
I won’t let her ruin my chance of getting everything I’ve ever wanted.
And I’ll sure to remove her out of the picture.
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AMBER
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I can’t believe that my own father doesn’t trust me. Tasha is up to something and her daughter Denisha us just the same.
I paced round my room till I felt a vibration in my pockets.
I quickly brought out my phone to see a text message from an unknown number.
I opened it and it read
“… She’s going to kill him, she’s done it before and she’s going to repeat it again… ”
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I quickly tried calling the number but it sent me straight to voicemail and when I dialled it again, it told me that the number doesn’t exist.
Holy shit!!!
What is going on?
Who are you and why can’t you face me?
My head feels like it’s gonna burst
I walked out of my room and straight to the living room only to find them all seated on the dinner table.
“You’re here” my dad muttered the minute he saw me “Tasha and I are getting married this weekend”
it came as a shock to me?
“this weekend? isn’t it too soon?” I ask
“Yeah but Tasha decided that we get down with everything and I agreed. what’s the point of waiting. it’s still gonna happen any way” he tells me
“You’re making a big mistake”
“if Tasha is a mistake then I’m willing to take it” he said and I glanced at Tasha.
she gives me a knowing smile and sat down next to him
“Aren’t you hungry?”
“I suddenly lost my appetite” I say before walking out of the house.
I saw Chad the minute I drove out of the gate. it’s almost like he’s following me.
“You?”
“Yes me” he says “Where are you off to?”
“How do you know where I live?”
“Let’s save it for later. are you going somewhere?”
“Yes I’m going for a drive”
“OK let’s go out together then” he said hopping on my bike.
I haven’t driven with anyone before and it feels kinda weird.
“I don’t have a spare helmet”
“Oh come on. I’m not a little kid princess” he said and I giggled
“alright playboy. hang on” I tease before Starting the bike.
We rode around town, stopping to get ice cream and buying stuffs occasionally.
we took pictures and made fun of ourselves.
There is no dull moment with Chad. he makes everything better and beautiful. I was feeling sad some moments ago but I can’t say the same for myself now.
I love how he makes me feel and I’ve never felt like this for the past thirteen years of my life.
When mom died, it felt like she died with all my emotions, I stopped doing the things I loved and I never had a normal childhood. I stopped high school and I never had a boyfriend cause everything was scared of being around me.
They found it hard to talk to me and the walls surrounding my life was high and impenetrable.
It’s not like I can blame them though, I didn’t give any guy the chance as well. I was always an introvert. being by myself mostly and shutting out the world.
But Chad is different. he brings out the real me and makes me want to try things that I’ve never thought I’d be able to.
He makes me feel different about myself and I love this feeling, the thrill and I want it to last. And I can’t believe it’s coming from someone who’s just met a guy in less than two weeks.
“You’re really fun to be with Amber” he tells me. we’re seated on the grass watching the coolest waterfall I’ve ever seen.
“It’s beautiful” I tell him completely ignoring what he said. but I kept hoping he doesn’t stop.
“She sure is” He says and I turned my face to look at him.
He brought his face closer to mine that it was only inches apart.
Before I knew it, he smashed his lips on mine catching me off guard.
He worked his lips on mine and it totally felt like heaven.
His lips tasted divine, I caught a waft of his Cologne.
he Slipped his tongue inside my mouth exploring every inch of my mouth. for a girl who hasn’t kissed a guy, I can’t believe I’m doing it so perfectly.
Chad, kissing me sent electrifying waves all through my body and feelings I never thought I had resurfaced tingling my senses.
He pulled away but suddenly I wished he didn’t.
I wanted more.
“Sorry princess. that wasn’t supposed to happen”
“But it felt right. I felt at home” I told him and he couldn’t help but smile
“I love your honesty Amber. I wish I didn’t have to do this” he tells me suddenly looking sad
“Do what?”
“Falling in love with you”he said and my cheeks suddenly heated up. what is wrong with me? I’m supposed to be mad at what’s happening in my life but he’s doing strange things to me.
” What makes you wanna like someone like me. I’m a mess and I’ve got a lot of flaws ”
“Don’t we all?” he asks
“And besides you’re cute, flaws and all” he adds
“I’m not normal” I remind him and he let out a heart felt laugh.
“No one’s ever normal. I like you Amber and I promise not to hurt you”
“I don’t know what to say?”
“let’s just give it time cause I know you like me too but this is all new to you and I don’t wanna rush you into anything” he said and I smile.
How thoughtful.
I can’t believe I’ve got my first boyfriend.
I nod and he pulled me in for another kiss. This time, I gave it my all.
I can’t believe that a guy like Chad would ever think of loving me but I guess I should give it a shot.
The kiss was was wild and crazy but I enjoyed every bit of it.
I drove home with Chad cause he insisted that he drops me off.
After exchanging goodbyes, he left while I got inside the house smiling sheepishly like someone who’s just been offered candy.
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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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Amber
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The Weekend has been a really disturbing and stupid one as everybody was busy planning for the wedding. Dad stayed at home to make sure everything runs smoothly. he’s really going all out to please this woman.
Tasha went all out to throw a glamorous party with my dad’s money.
She hired new maids to run around all the errands and did practically nothing but going through magazines to pick out a wedding dress.
For someone who’s getting married for the second time, she sure seems really excited.
I refused to partake in anything concerning this wedding. in fact Chad is coming over to the house. we’re going out for dinner and I asked him to pick me up from home so that he would meet the groom — My father.
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I got a text from Chad later saying that he was outside my door so I picked up my phone and keys and headed downstairs.
I met him seated on the couch as dad couldn’t take his eyes off him.
But what I couldn’t comprehend was the look on Denisha’s face. it almost looked like she was gonna eat him right there and now.
From the look on Chad face, he appeared nervous hoping for someone to come to his rescue.
“Hello baby” I said kissing his cheeks “I’m going out don’t wait up for me” I say as I practically dragged him to the door
“You’re not going to tell me who he is?” I heard dad say so I turned to face him almost immediately.
“I didn’t think it was necessary but since you asked, Chad my dad. Dad this is Chad my boyfriend” I said rolling the words off my tongue without thinking it through.
“Good day Sir” he greeted
“Can we go now. we’re late for our date” I tell him and walked out of the house with Chad.
“What was that all about?”
“Don’t worry he doesn’t bite” I tell him
“this isn’t a joke Amber, I was practically sweating my life out there”
“no kidding. are we going or not?” I asked, anger evident in my voice. I’m sure he got the message cause he said
“Sure we are”
“thank you”
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This time around he drove the bike while I held unto him from behind.
We arrived at beautiful garden which was richly decorated.
He held my hand as he walked me to a table which was beautifully decorated with flowers, chocolates, food, drinks and a ring in the centre.
“I wanted our second date to be special” he announced as if reading my mind.
He pulled out a chair for me and I sat down still confused about everything that was happening.
“Chad what’s all this?”
he smiled and took a seat next to me
“I’m proposing? what does it look like?”
“You’re asking me to marry you?” I asked not sure I heard properly
“Yes I am”
“but we don’t know ourselves that much and it’s just too soon” I tell him and I notice his face went sour.
“oh come on Amber. we’ve come of age and we love each other so what’s left” he asked
“I–… ” I trailed off but my voice got stuck in my throat
“I love you Amber and I really want to spend the rest of my life with you”
“please give me time to think about this first OK” I beg and after a minute of silence, he shook his head
“thank you”
“Let’s eat” he told me and I picked up my cutlery as I prepared to dig into my meal.
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TWO WEEKS LATER
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AMBER
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It’s been two weeks since Dad and Tasha tied the knot.
She was now his legal wife in the eyes of the law.
Well, what can I say for myself, I moved out of the house cause I couldn’t stand the sight of both of them. Thank Goodness Chad offered me a place to stay in his house. His mother accepted me wholeheartedly and it’s like this was my second home.
I missed Dad a lot but I can’t afford to stay in that house, he made his choice when he chose Tasha over me and now I’m making mine.
He still calls though begging me to come home but I simply refused.
I sat on my bed as I rummaged my room looking for something to wear.
Chad asked me out on a date and I agreed to go out with him.
I scan my wardrobe looking for something pleasant to wear.
I settled for a black Chitenge pants and T-shirt.
then I wore my sneakers.
I cut my hair so I only brushed the it.
looking at myself sometimes, I wonder why Chad is stuck with me.
I’m far from an ideal lady.
I don’t wear makeup, I don’t dress fashionably, I don’t paint my nails and do girlish stuff. I have piercings all over my body and I can’t even cook so why me?
Love is a strange thing isn’t?
He texted me the address of the place he wanted to meet me and I drove there to meet him.
There was a reservation for both of us so I sat down waiting for him.
Minutes turned into hours and hours turned into more hours but no sign of him.
where could he be?
Some minutes later, I got a text from him saying that he couldn’t make it and that something came up. he apologized and told me to come back home on time later. I sighed and stood up and headed out of the restaurant. On
reaching to where my bike was parked, I noticed a familiar person hiding in the shadows.
Am I in trouble?
I looked around the parking lot to see if maybe there were people who I could scream for help but it was sadly deserted.
I quickly brought out my keys and in a swift motion, I hopped on my bike.
He was now walking up to where I was.
After Fumbling with my keys, I finally found the right one and started the ignition.
I drove off as fast as I could.
what if he’s sent by Tasha to kill me?
i couldn’t stand any of that.
i got home and went straight up to my bedroom.
I quickly undressed and took a quick shower and that’s when it hits me that Chad isn’t back yet. I tried calling his cell but it sent me straight to voicemail. What if something bad happens to him?
I couldn’t help but worry
and pulled up the duvet to cover myself.
I guess I must have slept off cause the next thing I heard was the door creaking open.
I groaned and sat up on the bed.
“Where did you go?” I asked but he walked past me to the bathroom completely ignoring me.
I waited for him to finish. and he later did.
“Chad where are you coming from?”
“I was busy with something. and I’m really tired” he said as he sat down on the bed to lie down.
“Chad–”
“Amber please we’ll talk tomorrow alright. I’m dead tired”
And that was all he said before he closed his eyes to sleep.
I stood there like a statue trying to process what just happened. I took one look at him hoping that it’s not what I think he’s doing cause that would be the death of me.
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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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Weeks turned into months and I was still stuck with Chad.
I haven’t spoken to Dad at all and the mysterious stranger hasn’t shown himself yet. I really miss Dad but I’m just too stubborn to admit it.
Chad on the other hand has been acting a bit strange ever since I agreed to get married to him though we haven’t fixed the date yet. He keeps late night and comes back in the morning and most times for days, when I try to talk to him about it, he shoves me off saying that he’s been busy. And anytime he’s home, he’s always on the phone talking to someone that only the heavens know. And when I confront him, he ends up saying that I’m too controlling and not understanding. I made up my mind not to stalk him or anything but what if he’s cheating on me? what if there’s someone else that he’s seeing.
the thought of Chad cheating on me will completely ruin me.
he’s the first guy that I’ve ever loved and I trust him very much. When I told his mom about it, she advises me and promises to talk to him but that’s not even working. But what I didn’t know was that I was in for the biggest surprise of my entire life. .
It was about 7:00pm at night when I heard him rummaging through his things. I pretended to be asleep so he wouldn’t notice. After some minutes, he walked out of the bedroom and I quickly got up and wore, a pair of slippers I saw lying there. I waited for him to hail a cab and when he was done, I followed him with my motorcycle. whatever he’s hiding from me today will no longer be a secret anymore. I was shocked when Chad pulled up in front of my house. what’s he doing at my house. I pulled up at a distance as I watched the events unfold.
I noticed a familiar figure walked out of the gate.
it was Denisha.
He hugged her and they kissed for what seems to be like forever.
she was richly dressed so I assumed they were going out on a date. they both got inside the car and sped off.
I felt numb. what just happened?
Chad is cheating on me and with my sister?
first her mom took my dad and now she’s warming her way into Chad’s life. I couldn’t hold back the tears that threatened to fall.
everything was a lie.
I knew it was impossible for someone like him to fall in love with someone like me. all these while I thought I had found the one but it was just a big lie. I don’t know how I got home but I cried myself to sleep.
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CHAD
She said something funny and we both ended up laughing.
We were seated at a popular restaurant in the outskirts of town.
I brought her here cause I didn’t want Amber Poke nosing in my business.
After that day I met her when I came to pick up Amber, I was smitten by her charm. Although I didn’t plan on taking things too far but I later decided to play my cards and turns out that she likes me too. and we’ve been seeing each other since then.
If she were Amber, I wouldn’t think twice about tying the knot. I just wanted this moment to last.
These last few days have been hell. I just can’t stand her and I can’t do anything cause mom wouldn’t let me. she told me to make her feel comfortable so that she doesn’t call off the wedding.
I mean why can’t I marry Denisha?
she’s smart, beautiful, intelligent and also the step daughter of Amber’s dad.
And more importantly she’s beautiful in all sense. she has a great fashion sense and is outspoken just the way I liked them.
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“So why are you stuck with Amber?” she asked reaching out to pour some wine into my glass.
“You want the truth?”
she nods “yes”
“I don’t know” I said as a matter of fact. I thought she would be offended by it but the next thing she said shocked me to the bone.
“I knew you never liked her. it was all just a facade wasn’t it?”
“Aren’t you supposed to be defending her? she’s your sister” I said
“Nope she’s not. I don’t like her one bit” she said but smiled at me “But I do like you”
“I’m supposed to be married to your sister but I just can’t. I don’t love her” I tell her
“then break up the engagement.”
“it’s not that simple”
“why are you hell bent on marrying her anyways?’ she asked
” it’s personal ”
“can I be honest with you Chad?” she tells me and I nod
“I like you a lot and I’m a lady of few words. when I want something, I go all out to get it” she tells me more like a warning and not a statement.
“I don’t understand”
“you will pretty soon” she said taking a sip of her wine.
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DENISHA
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We knock off late at night so I suggested we lodge in a hotel and leave the next morning.
I guess he never really wanted to go home cause he agreed to it.
We booked a room and ordered more drinks which I paid for.
Dad always gives me an allowance so I’m never broke. that’s one of the specks of having a rich father.
I never really approved of my mother’s life style but she did it to give me a good life so who am I to complain.
As long as she’s happy then I’m happy.
When I first got to that house, I noticed the bond that Amber shared with her father. something I always wanted to have.
life deprived me of a lot of things especially the chance to have a real family.
I hated her
I hated Amber so much.
She wasn’t that beautiful like me but I was really envious of the life she had.
Not that she wasn’t pretty but it’s all hidden in that
rubbish get up.
I wanted everything she had and I’ll make sure I get everything.
First Chad, then her father’s love until she’s lost everything.
I closed the door to the bathroom as I let the water work it’s way all over my body then I wrap a towel around my body and step into the bedroom.
Chad was lying on the bed when I walked in.
His eyes were fixed on me so I intentionally let the towel fall loose to the floor.
I stood there watching his expression.
he swallowed hard.
I smiled knowing that I had this effect on him.
Beat this Amber.
He walked up to me and we lock lips.
He led me to the bed and resumed the kiss. My whole body was on fire. I’ve never felt like this in a very long time.
The hunger and intensity of the kiss went wild and before we knew it, we were lost in our own ecstasy.
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I wake up after a few hours of our passionate love making.
Chad really knows his stuff.
One minute I was screaming his name and the next was, history.
I stare at his face as I run my hands over his bare skin. His was snoring lightly and looked more handsome in his sleep. I was tempted not to kiss him. a smile plastered on my lips.
Finally, he’s mine.
I laid my head on his chest and closed my eyes to sleep.
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The next morning, we wake up and get dressed.
“About last night…” I trailed off
“I didn’t regret anything. it was more than I ever expected.” he said and I blushed
“You were amazing”
“I agree. but you were just fantastic” he said kissing my lips.
“are you done?” I ask trying to ignore how he makes me feel.
I can’t let him see that he has that effect on me.
“Yes I am.”
“I’ll drop you off at home okay?”
“okay” I said instantly hugging him. I placed a wrap of condom in his back pockets. A little surprise for my darling sister.
I wish I could see her face when she sees this. I pulled away from him with a smile.
“Shall we?”
“yes” I say and we both walked out of the room as we checked out of the hotel.
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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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I woke up feeling tired, and my head was aching badly.
My mind instantly played back to what happened yesterday and the tears suddenly welled up in my eyes.
I stood up and walked to the full length mirror while I stared at my reflection.
What was I thinking when I said yes to him? he’s cheating on me, not just with any random person but my step sister and he’s been lying to me all these while.
I broke down in tears.
Daddy was right, I should never have trusted him. he was nothing but a cheat and a liar.
I instantly slumped to the floor as I clasped my legs together allowing the tears to fall freely.
He was just using me and I completely fell for it.
what was I thinking?
who told me that I was beautiful and that I could compete with other girls.
who told me that I was beautiful and that there’s someone out there who would love me for me?
Why did I ever think that someone like Chad Would love someone like me? someone who’s broken and needs fixing. I fell for his charms and now he’s hurting me over and over again.
I don’t know how long I’ve stayed in that position until I heard the door open.
I didn’t bother to see who it was so I just buried my face in my legs.
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“Amber” he called as he walked to where I sat.
I felt him squat down next to me as he placed his hands on my thighs.
“What’s wrong? why are you sitting here. talk to me. what happened to you?” he asked as he slowly raised my face to meet his.
He cupped my face in his hands but I yanked it away and stood up.
“Amber–”
“What??” she yelled. tears rolling down her cheeks “What do you want from me you man whore?”
“I don’t understand”
“oh don’t just play shit with me right now.”
“What are you even talking about?’ he asked feigning innocence
” What? she didn’t give you good sex cause I’m pretty sure your balls enjoyed the feel of everything”
“Amber—”
“don’t you fucking call my name. don’t you dare Chad. I trusted you with my life and you didn’t even think twice before stabbing me in the back like you just did today. After everything I told you about them? really? you didn’t see anyone else to screw up with that it had to be Denisha?” I asked
Silence
“Answer me” I yell
Silence
“What’s the matter? cat got your tongue? or are you looking for another lie to tell me?” I ask
“Amber I can explain”
“I followed you Chad so you don’t have to lie. You never really loved me right? you were just using me weren’t you? why are you with me cause its obvious that you don’t love me” I ask staring at him with wounded eyes.
“Amber it was a mistake trust me”
“Shut the fuck up Chad. no more lies. you’ve never really loved me to begin with” I tell “it was a mistake? so you mean you just had sex without knowing? You think I’m stupid?”
“Alright fine. I’ve been going out with Denisha but not because of what you think. She’s been trying to get me to have sex with her but I couldn’t do it cause I love you Amber. what you saw today was just a show. I did that because I was trying to find out more information about her mother and the only way I could do that was to be friends with her OK” he said running his hands through his hair
then sat down on the bed.
“I don’t understand”
“You’ve been trying to figure out why Tasha is married to your father and that he’s in danger so I was just trying to help out cause I hated seeing you regret about your mom’s death and now your dad’s marriage” he tells me and I suddenly went numb
“Why didn’t you tell me?”
“cause I didn’t want you to worry about me. and if I told you, you wouldn’t let me do it”
“Chad you should’ve have done that. she’s a very cunning woman and she might try to hurt you” I tell him
“I know and that’s why I couldn’t tell you. I’m sorry”
“no I’m sorry. I should’ve asked questions before jumping into conclusions. I should have trusted you more. please forgive me Chad” I beg but he hugs me
“It’s fine. I expected you to react that way. it’s not easy seeing your man in the arms of another woman so I’m really sorry”
“it’s okay”
he kisses my forehead
“Your eyes are puffy from crying too much. come on I’ll run you a bath” he says as he led me to the bathroom.
He filled the tub with warm water while I undressed. then he added shampoo and rose petals in the tub.
“it’s beautiful’ I comment when I saw how neatly decorated it was.
” Get inside. it’ll help relax your muscles” he tells me and I step into the tub and laid back while the waters did wonders to my skin.
I’ve never had a bubble bath ever since my mom died and it kinda feels nice.
“come join me” I tell him and he quickly undresses himself and got inside too.
he helped wash my skin and took me to the bedroom when we were done.
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That morning, we ended up having sex after he apologized for everything.
It was my first time and I’m glad it was with Chad.
He really worked my body that I felt every feeling send electric bolt to every part of my body.
I loved how he made me feel and how he worshiped my body.
I would never let anything destroy what I have with Chad. And since he explained everything then I had no reason to doubt him.
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My cellphone beeped and I unwrapped my body from Chad’s as I stood up to pick it up.
without looking at the Caller ID, I placed the phone on my ears.
“Hello”
“Amber my child” he called. I’d recognize that voice anywhere but it wasn’t sounding as jovial as I once knew it to be.
“Daddy?” I called unsure of who I was talking to.
“Yes baby it’s me. you’ve not been picking my calls and I’m really worried. it’s been one month already child. can’t you please forgive your dad and talk to him?” he said and I felt the tears rolling. I’ve missed him no doubt.
“D-Dad” I stuttered “Are you OK? why are you sounding like this?”
“Long story. but I really need to talk to you. can we meet up please? just this once Amber please.”
I had already started to cry
“Daddy I miss you so much”
“I miss you too princess. it’s not been the same without you. Let’s catch up over coffee. this evening by 7:oopm. I’ll text you the address OK?”
“OK dad” I said “I love you”
“I love you too”
the call got disconnected.
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Chad woke up and sat down on the bed staring at me.
“Hi babe”
“Hey. I’ll be seeing dad today OK but I promise I’ll be back on time” I said sitting down next to him
“Don’t go. I want us to spend time with each other” he pouted making puppy faces.
“It’ll just be for an hour or two and I promise to come back after that OK” I said kissing his lips
“OK then but before you go” he trailed off pulling me under the sheets “Let’s go one more time”
“no can’t do. I’m sore”
“Just once. I promise I’ll be gentle OK” he said and he resumed kissing me all over again.
I tried to stop but my body kept succumbing to his touch. it’s like they had a mind of their own.
The kiss went wild that we ended up having sex again. Although I was sore but every minute of the pleasure was worth it
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We ended up sleeping in each other’s arms after that.
When we woke up, Chad insisted on making me breakfast in bed.
After cooking, we both ate together and did the dishes. I wish it would always be like this.
We talked about different stuffs and talked about how we we’re going to plan the wedding but first I had to tell dad that I’m engaged and we both agreed on that. He kissed me and kept on telling me how lucky he was to have me and that he can’t wait for us to get married.
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At exactly eighteen hours, I received the text from dad and started getting ready. I quickly did my best to tidy up the bedroom and I accidentally stumbled on Chad’s trousers. I picked it up and touched the pockets to see if he left anything inside when I felt something like a wrap. I brought it out and low and behold, there it was. what is chad doing with this?
I wanted to ask him but decided against it. maybe it’s best if I don’t. he’s already proven that he loves me so I shouldn’t doubting him right?
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When I was done, Chad drove me to where I was to meet dad and left to take care of other things.
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I walked into restaurant. it was an open place where you can see the clearer sky and beautiful trees.
I spotted dad seated there and I rushed into his arms. he held onto me tightly as if he never wants to let go.
There is no greater love than the love a father has for his child.
I was already crying.
He wiped the tears with his hands while I stood there staring at him.
“Please don’t cry. your mother will be turning in grave right now that I made our princess cry. she’ll never forgive me” he tells me and I sniff
“OK”
“come sit we have a lot of catching up to do” he said leading me to the table and we sat down.
“How are you doing?”
“so so. and you? how is work and your health. you don’t look too good to me Dad” I tell him
“Just a little sickness but I’ll be fine. I met with Chairman Kim and we talked for a while too” he announced feeling happy
Chairman Kim is my dad’s friend. They work in the company together.
He’s the Assistant Manager of the company while dad was the owner and CEO.
His name is actually Kim Seo Yung.
he’s half Korean and half Philippine. He lost his Only son some years back and has since hasn’t left the country.
“Aren’t you coming back home” dad asked jolting me from my thoughts.
“I can’t stay in the same house with Tasha I’m sorry” I said and he suddenly felt sad.
“She’s really nice if you just get to know her”
“I don’t want to know her.”
“Just come back home Amber please” he begged
“OK I’ll think about it but not just now daddy”
“Why are you even living with him? he can’t give you the life you’ve always wanted”
“Chad is more than capable of taking care of me and besides we’re engaged” I tell dad who looked at me with eyes filled with shock
“You’re engaged to him?”
“Don’t make it sound like a big deal”
“he’s not right for you”
“tell me something I don’t know” I counter
“Amber—”
“for someone who got married on their own terms, I wonder why mine is now a big deal” I tell him
“I don’t want you making decisions you’ll regret later.”
“Don’t worry I won’t”
We talked for a long time. The waiter served us drinks poured into our glasses. Later we were served food which we both ate and then it was time to leave.
Dad literally begged me to go home with him and after I refused he gave up and decided to drive me home.
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we drove for about five minutes and dad started getting Dizzy all of a sudden.
“dad are you okay? please pull over” I tell him but he slumped on the steering wheel.
We were literally running on speed and I tried my best to pull him away.
Suddenly a truck appeared from nowhere and before I could process what was going on.
We were hit.
our car tumbled a few times before crashing to a tree.
I slowly managed to open my eyes
“Dad” it came as a whisper. I tried reaching out to him but couldn’t.
Suddenly a figure appeared from nowhere and before I could see him, my eyes became blurry and I passed out.
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.Amber story finally begins….
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