October 23, 2020

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Ria. Episode 25 to 28

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Ria. Episode 29 to 32
Ria. Episode 21 to 24

♣ RIA ♣
WRITER: ADEMIDE
EPISODE • TWENTY • FIVE
THEME: SHE FOUND OUT????
IAN POV ????
I heard laughter from inside when I got to the entrance. I stepped in. And the way Ria threw her head back in laughter as my mom said something funny..it made me happy to see her this way.
“Oh son!” My mom said
Ria’s vibrant aquamarine blue eyes which had left me mesmerized the moment I’d looked into them after the Surgery sparkle slightly as she looked at me.
“I was telling Ria about our last vacation in Swahili” I nodded
That vacation in Swahili was hilarious and fulfilled. Everyone was present.. Josie’s family,Lauren’s and Piper who came along with her celebrity boyfriend who almost ruined the vacation.
“So have you both decided?”
“Oh yes! My mom exclaimed
She seemed too excited about Ria
“so can we leave?”
“Yes son”
Ria stood up,picking the large paper bag she brought.
“It really nice to meet you ma’am And spend time with you” she said
“I’m more pleased Ria”
“Okay mom..” I kissed her cheeks
The phone on her desk beeped
“That should be madam Charity”
“I’ll see you tomorrow”
She nodded
Ria and I walked out of the office and back to our car
“Thank you” she said when i opened the car door.
I pulled out of the driveway to main road. I was thinking of what to say to her when she said,
“Your mom is nice”
Our gaze met for a second before she looked away.
Yeah I know! My mom is nice! The best mom in the world! And fun to be with but it interesting to hear that from Ria. I mean she likes my mom!
“How was the meeting?”
“Good”
“So did she tell you what sort of dress she wants for the kids?”
“Hmm yeah..just a little touch of creativity and the design will be done”
She brought out a notepad and a pencil
“I made a design for your Mom.. Still a sketch though”
“What about the ones in your collections? She didn’t like it?”
“She liked it”
she said with a smile
“She just want something different”
“Okay”
We lapsed into silence
Ria focused her attention on the notepad
“You’re using left?”
“Huh?”
“I mean you’re holding a pencil with your left hand”
She nodded
“Yes..I’m a left-handed person”
I never knew! Maybe because I haven’t seen her use a pencil up until now
“So what have you put together?”
“You want to see?”
“Of course!” I exclaimed
“It not perfect -”
“It doesn’t have to be perfect for it to look good”
Or for me to like it! Everything about her is just perfect for me!
Ria turned the notepad for me to see the sketching of dress on it.
“We planned to use silk for the dress and lace to make it pretty. But we haven’t decided on what color of silk to use. So For that,your mom is thinking of calling the party planner to know the color of the stage -”
“For it to match the dress”
“Yes”
“The design is pretty. I’m sure the kids will like it”
“You think so?”
“I know so” then she flashed me a bright smile that almost took my breathe away.
“When are you visiting the foundation? Tomorrow?”
“No I will make a sample of the dress first. If your mom and Madam Charity likes it then I will visit the foundation to measure the kids”
“When will you make the sample?”
“I should be able to finish up the design tonight..buy the materials tomorrow. And it should be ready in two days time since I don’t have such work to do”
“Okay. What time will you be leaving to the store?.. so I can come and pick you up”
She was silent
And she said seconds later
“You don’t have to..I’ll just take a taxi”
“Sure about that?” I asked
I don’t want to insist on driving her to the store.. Just for some reasons.
I don’t want her to feel pressured that I want to always be around her.
“Yes”
“Okay” I managed to say
And does that mean I won’t be seeing her tomorrow or the next?
Ah! No! I can’t bear that thought of not seeing her.
*°°**°°*°°*°°*°°*°°*°°
RIA POV ????‍♀
Ian stopped the car but didn’t pull into the driveway in my home.
“Thanks for the ride” I said when I got out of the car
“You’re welcome”
He said
I expected him to drive away but he didn’t.
Ian just sat in the car staring at me.
I raised an eyebrow at him.
Then Ian nodded
“Yeah.. bye!” He waved and drove off slowly
“Mrs Elsie -” I called when I walked into the house
“Oh you’re back” she sat up on the couch.
Then I noticed the sad expression on her face
“What’s wrong Mrs Elise?” I went to her quickly
“Oh..nothing”
“Something is wrong. You just don’t want to tell me about it”
I settled beside her
“I’m just tired” she said
Something is wrong! Mrs Elise barely complain of tiredness!
“Remember our promise..No secrets”
She stared at me
Her eyes became blurry from tears that threatened to spill anytime soon.
“what happened Mrs Elise?”
I glanced around the house to see if someone had barged I and harm her.
Well that was my first thought!
“Oh Miss Ria -” her voice trailed
“Relax..just tell me about it”
“I..I..met Leo and Abigail at the mall today” she managed to say.
I gasped in shock
“Abigail is carrying his child.. Probably the second or third..and I couldn’t hold it in. I broke down in tears at the mall”
She wiped her cheeks
I have no idea of what to say or how to comfort her.
It must very hard for her to. Seeing her greatest love happy with a friend who betrayed her.
That’s unfair!
Taking what isn’t meant to be yours! Greed!
Just like how Frederick took my father’s inheritance. He’d more than enough but he still wanted the token that belonged to my dad.
“I shouldn’t be like this because of them right?.. I mean i ended things with Leo long ago so I shouldn’t be bothered” she sniffed
Then I pulled her in for a hug.
“It okay Mrs Elise”
“But it good that Leo didn’t see me”
“I don’t know but you have to take him off your mind”
“Yes..yes..yes…Cause he moved on..I should do the same too”
Yes but her case is different! She’s still yet to find love and have children of her own.
“I promise not to think about them again. I swear I’m going to forget everything I saw today.. Miss Ria”
“Yes..you have to Mrs Elise”
Even if it won’t be easy for her to forget..But I know she won’t think about them.
I let her go after she calmed.
Mrs Elise wiped her face and sniffed
“Now look what you’ve done to these babies..you ruined them” I wiped my fingers on her cheeks
“Oh don’t mind me Miss Ria”
I managed to smile
“I shouldn’t let you see this other side of me..but you know that I can Be very emotional at times”
“Yes. And I know that you’re a strong woman too”
And Mr Leo is a jerk and a bad ass for letting a woman like her go!
If only I could meet him then I would tell him that he lost a precious Jewel!
And I keep praying that Mrs Elise finds true love. A man that will love her deeply!
Well Mrs Elise is not too old to find love! She is still in her Prime.
“Well you’re stronger Miss Ria”
She pinched my cheeks and I giggled
“Now tell me how was your meeting with Mrs Perla?”
“Good it was -”
“Wait..lemme get you something to calm your nerves..cause I’m sure meeting a money figure like Mrs Perla wasn’t an easy task”
“Yes it wasn’t Mrs Elise”
She stood up and went to the kitchen. I pulled off my flats and then arranged the Collections back in their places.
Mrs Elise came back with an orange juice.
“Thank You”
I drank it and dropped the rest on the table.
And I explained everything that happened at the Store
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
IN THE EVENING
IAN MANSION
IAN POV ????
“Welcome home Sir” a maid greeted when I came in
Mr Griffin joined in with a glass of water in a tray
“drink this” I collected it and gulp down the whole glass
“We need to talk” he passed the glass to the maid. She bowed and walked away
“What is it Mr Griffin?”
I bounded up the Curvy stairs leading to my room
“About Miss Ria” I stopped and turned to face him
“Whats about her?”
I opened my bedroom door.
Mr Griffin sighed
“I made a terrible mistake today”
“Terrible mistake? What mistake?”
“I bumped into Mrs Elise at the store today.. So along the line she found out that I’m working for you..as a cook not -”
“what?!” My jaw dropped
“I’m really sorry about it…I had no choice but to explain everything to Mrs Elise”
“So..are you saying Mrs Elise is aware that Cassidy is not your daughter and that i sent you to Ria’s place to know about her” he nodded
“Everything.. I told her the whole plan”
I placed my palms on my face
This can’t be happening!
Now Mrs Elise will see me as a bad person!
“She understands your reason for the plan but I wasn’t able to convince her against telling Mrs Ria”
“She’s going to tell Ria?!”
“Yes..she insisted that Miss Ria deserves to know since Cassidy is pretty close to her now”
I picked my car keys on the bed and stormed out of the room
“Where are you off too?”
Mr Griffin called behind me
“To see Ria!”
I replied before rushing out of the house. I need to see Ria! It better to face her and explain things to her myself!
♦••♦••♦
RIA APARTMENT
RIA POV????‍♀
“What?!”
I gasped when Mrs Elise said that Mr Griffin is not Cassidy’s father.
We talked about my meeting with Mrs Bryant and how everything is going to work out. The Kids came back from school when Mrs Elise was suggesting additionally style to the design. And then she broke the news of Mr Griffin,Cassidy and Ian’s plans.
“Yes that’s what he told me. Mr Ian did that because he wanted to get close to you. I don’t blame him.. But you know Miss Ria you wouldn’t have let him close to you if Cassidy wasn’t in the picture at first”
Maybe she’s right! But he shouldn’t have done that..
oh well maybe that was the only way! But
I don’t like the idea that he sent Cassidy to obtain information about me.
“And Cassidy actually changed the plans when she realized that it looked like they were deceiving you. So Mr Ian called me to his office and told me straight that he wanted to help”
Mrs Elise said in a calm tone
“Do you understand Miss Ria?”
I shouldn’t try to a make a scene out of it. He did that to help me.
“Yes..I understand why he did it”
“Okay” She sighed
“Mom someone’s car is in the driveway” Phone said as she walk into the room with a glass of milk in her hand. She must have seen the car from the kitchen window.
I exchanged glances with Mrs Elise. Who could it be?
“Do you want me to check?”
“No i will check”
I stood up and went to the pane. It was Ian’s SUV
Why was he here?
“It Ian”
“Mr Griffin must have informed him..go and talk him” she persuaded
I went to the door.
And Ian was almost at the front door so I met him halfway not too far from his car.
He itched the back of his neck as I waited for him to talk. Ian said
“Did Mrs Elise tell you about -”
“Yes” I cuts him off
There is no need for him to tell me..But wait did he come here because of that?
“I came as soon as Mr Griffin said Mrs Elise would tell about my former plans”
Oh yeah! he was here because of that!
But why didn’t he just wait till tomorrow?
“So I think I have some making up to do” he said with a sigh
“You’ve lost me”
“Well I did something bad. I shouldn’t have sent an old man to act but I should have come straight to you. But I only did that because i realized that you don’t want me close. So I want to make for the false plan”
“There’s nothing to make up for.. Business partner have no expectations of make ups… and undivided attention”
“Okay..let’s say I’m making up to me then for acting like a coward”
“And that doesn’t sound businesslike”
Yes! He shouldn’t try to make things up to me!
“It doesn’t… but -” he paused
It really hard to win against him when it comes to him wanting to do something for me!
“Here’s what I was thinking..I need to do some stuffs at the office in the morning but I will be done by 10:00am..so call Me when you’re ready to leave for the store so I can come and pick you up”
I found a smile on his face
“It doesn’t sound businesslike but let me do it anyways”
he said and before I could think about it. I heard myself say
“All right”
In a voice that was barely more than whisper. That made him smile even broader and I got lost in it. In that smile and his presence.. Ian was big,talk and muscular. He came closer.
And what’s he trying to do?
Ian leaned in closely. I stood rooted to the spot.
He was going to kiss me?
I didn’t know how I knew but I did!
But am I going to let him?kiss me?
No! I just made it clear that we are just business partners!
And without doubt..I won’t let him!
“And don’t you even think of taking a taxi” he said as he stepped backward
I snapped out of thought!
I only imagined things! He wasn’t going to kiss me like I thought!
But what if he’d tried to anyways?!
I just stood stunned and a little embarrassed that I thought IAN WAS GOING TO KISS ME!
“Have a good night sleep”
I gave him a slow nod as he walked back to his car
He waved before entering.
I waited for him to drive off before walking back inside
“Settled?” I looked up at Mrs Elise
“Yes. And he wants to make up by driving me to the store”
“So he came all the way from his place just to talk and make up?”
I nodded and I kept wondering why he came rushing here just to explain himself!
♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪
“What do you do when you can’t let go?
What do you say when you just don’t know how you feel?
And you know nobody knows how feel!..”
Thanks for Reading!
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ONE LOVE ????♣ RIA ♣
WRITER: ADEMIDE
EPISODE • TWENTY • FIVE
THEME: SHE FOUND OUT????
IAN POV ????
I heard laughter from inside when I got to the entrance. I stepped in. And the way Ria threw her head back in laughter as my mom said something funny..it made me happy to see her this way.
“Oh son!” My mom said
Ria’s vibrant aquamarine blue eyes which had left me mesmerized the moment I’d looked into them after the Surgery sparkle slightly as she looked at me.
“I was telling Ria about our last vacation in Swahili” I nodded
That vacation in Swahili was hilarious and fulfilled. Everyone was present.. Josie’s family,Lauren’s and Piper who came along with her celebrity boyfriend who almost ruined the vacation.
“So have you both decided?”
“Oh yes! My mom exclaimed
She seemed too excited about Ria
“so can we leave?”
“Yes son”
Ria stood up,picking the large paper bag she brought.
“It really nice to meet you ma’am And spend time with you” she said
“I’m more pleased Ria”
“Okay mom..” I kissed her cheeks
The phone on her desk beeped
“That should be madam Charity”
“I’ll see you tomorrow”
She nodded
Ria and I walked out of the office and back to our car
“Thank you” she said when i opened the car door.
I pulled out of the driveway to main road. I was thinking of what to say to her when she said,
“Your mom is nice”
Our gaze met for a second before she looked away.
Yeah I know! My mom is nice! The best mom in the world! And fun to be with but it interesting to hear that from Ria. I mean she likes my mom!
“How was the meeting?”
“Good”
“So did she tell you what sort of dress she wants for the kids?”
“Hmm yeah..just a little touch of creativity and the design will be done”
She brought out a notepad and a pencil
“I made a design for your Mom.. Still a sketch though”
“What about the ones in your collections? She didn’t like it?”
“She liked it”
she said with a smile
“She just want something different”
“Okay”
We lapsed into silence
Ria focused her attention on the notepad
“You’re using left?”
“Huh?”
“I mean you’re holding a pencil with your left hand”
She nodded
“Yes..I’m a left-handed person”
I never knew! Maybe because I haven’t seen her use a pencil up until now
“So what have you put together?”
“You want to see?”
“Of course!” I exclaimed
“It not perfect -”
“It doesn’t have to be perfect for it to look good”
Or for me to like it! Everything about her is just perfect for me!
Ria turned the notepad for me to see the sketching of dress on it.
“We planned to use silk for the dress and lace to make it pretty. But we haven’t decided on what color of silk to use. So For that,your mom is thinking of calling the party planner to know the color of the stage -”
“For it to match the dress”
“Yes”
“The design is pretty. I’m sure the kids will like it”
“You think so?”
“I know so” then she flashed me a bright smile that almost took my breathe away.
“When are you visiting the foundation? Tomorrow?”
“No I will make a sample of the dress first. If your mom and Madam Charity likes it then I will visit the foundation to measure the kids”
“When will you make the sample?”
“I should be able to finish up the design tonight..buy the materials tomorrow. And it should be ready in two days time since I don’t have such work to do”
“Okay. What time will you be leaving to the store?.. so I can come and pick you up”
She was silent
And she said seconds later
“You don’t have to..I’ll just take a taxi”
“Sure about that?” I asked
I don’t want to insist on driving her to the store.. Just for some reasons.
I don’t want her to feel pressured that I want to always be around her.
“Yes”
“Okay” I managed to say
And does that mean I won’t be seeing her tomorrow or the next?
Ah! No! I can’t bear that thought of not seeing her.
*°°**°°*°°*°°*°°*°°*°°
RIA POV ????‍♀
Ian stopped the car but didn’t pull into the driveway in my home.
“Thanks for the ride” I said when I got out of the car
“You’re welcome”
He said
I expected him to drive away but he didn’t.
Ian just sat in the car staring at me.
I raised an eyebrow at him.
Then Ian nodded
“Yeah.. bye!” He waved and drove off slowly
“Mrs Elsie -” I called when I walked into the house
“Oh you’re back” she sat up on the couch.
Then I noticed the sad expression on her face
“What’s wrong Mrs Elise?” I went to her quickly
“Oh..nothing”
“Something is wrong. You just don’t want to tell me about it”
I settled beside her
“I’m just tired” she said
Something is wrong! Mrs Elise barely complain of tiredness!
“Remember our promise..No secrets”
She stared at me
Her eyes became blurry from tears that threatened to spill anytime soon.
“what happened Mrs Elise?”
I glanced around the house to see if someone had barged I and harm her.
Well that was my first thought!
“Oh Miss Ria -” her voice trailed
“Relax..just tell me about it”
“I..I..met Leo and Abigail at the mall today” she managed to say.
I gasped in shock
“Abigail is carrying his child.. Probably the second or third..and I couldn’t hold it in. I broke down in tears at the mall”
She wiped her cheeks
I have no idea of what to say or how to comfort her.
It must very hard for her to. Seeing her greatest love happy with a friend who betrayed her.
That’s unfair!
Taking what isn’t meant to be yours! Greed!
Just like how Frederick took my father’s inheritance. He’d more than enough but he still wanted the token that belonged to my dad.
“I shouldn’t be like this because of them right?.. I mean i ended things with Leo long ago so I shouldn’t be bothered” she sniffed
Then I pulled her in for a hug.
“It okay Mrs Elise”
“But it good that Leo didn’t see me”
“I don’t know but you have to take him off your mind”
“Yes..yes..yes…Cause he moved on..I should do the same too”
Yes but her case is different! She’s still yet to find love and have children of her own.
“I promise not to think about them again. I swear I’m going to forget everything I saw today.. Miss Ria”
“Yes..you have to Mrs Elise”
Even if it won’t be easy for her to forget..But I know she won’t think about them.
I let her go after she calmed.
Mrs Elise wiped her face and sniffed
“Now look what you’ve done to these babies..you ruined them” I wiped my fingers on her cheeks
“Oh don’t mind me Miss Ria”
I managed to smile
“I shouldn’t let you see this other side of me..but you know that I can Be very emotional at times”
“Yes. And I know that you’re a strong woman too”
And Mr Leo is a jerk and a bad ass for letting a woman like her go!
If only I could meet him then I would tell him that he lost a precious Jewel!
And I keep praying that Mrs Elise finds true love. A man that will love her deeply!
Well Mrs Elise is not too old to find love! She is still in her Prime.
“Well you’re stronger Miss Ria”
She pinched my cheeks and I giggled
“Now tell me how was your meeting with Mrs Perla?”
“Good it was -”
“Wait..lemme get you something to calm your nerves..cause I’m sure meeting a money figure like Mrs Perla wasn’t an easy task”
“Yes it wasn’t Mrs Elise”
She stood up and went to the kitchen. I pulled off my flats and then arranged the Collections back in their places.
Mrs Elise came back with an orange juice.
“Thank You”
I drank it and dropped the rest on the table.
And I explained everything that happened at the Store
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
IN THE EVENING
IAN MANSION
IAN POV ????
“Welcome home Sir” a maid greeted when I came in
Mr Griffin joined in with a glass of water in a tray
“drink this” I collected it and gulp down the whole glass
“We need to talk” he passed the glass to the maid. She bowed and walked away
“What is it Mr Griffin?”
I bounded up the Curvy stairs leading to my room
“About Miss Ria” I stopped and turned to face him
“Whats about her?”
I opened my bedroom door.
Mr Griffin sighed
“I made a terrible mistake today”
“Terrible mistake? What mistake?”
“I bumped into Mrs Elise at the store today.. So along the line she found out that I’m working for you..as a cook not -”
“what?!” My jaw dropped
“I’m really sorry about it…I had no choice but to explain everything to Mrs Elise”
“So..are you saying Mrs Elise is aware that Cassidy is not your daughter and that i sent you to Ria’s place to know about her” he nodded
“Everything.. I told her the whole plan”
I placed my palms on my face
This can’t be happening!
Now Mrs Elise will see me as a bad person!
“She understands your reason for the plan but I wasn’t able to convince her against telling Mrs Ria”
“She’s going to tell Ria?!”
“Yes..she insisted that Miss Ria deserves to know since Cassidy is pretty close to her now”
I picked my car keys on the bed and stormed out of the room
“Where are you off too?”
Mr Griffin called behind me
“To see Ria!”
I replied before rushing out of the house. I need to see Ria! It better to face her and explain things to her myself!
♦••♦••♦
RIA APARTMENT
RIA POV????‍♀
“What?!”
I gasped when Mrs Elise said that Mr Griffin is not Cassidy’s father.
We talked about my meeting with Mrs Bryant and how everything is going to work out. The Kids came back from school when Mrs Elise was suggesting additionally style to the design. And then she broke the news of Mr Griffin,Cassidy and Ian’s plans.
“Yes that’s what he told me. Mr Ian did that because he wanted to get close to you. I don’t blame him.. But you know Miss Ria you wouldn’t have let him close to you if Cassidy wasn’t in the picture at first”
Maybe she’s right! But he shouldn’t have done that..
oh well maybe that was the only way! But
I don’t like the idea that he sent Cassidy to obtain information about me.
“And Cassidy actually changed the plans when she realized that it looked like they were deceiving you. So Mr Ian called me to his office and told me straight that he wanted to help”
Mrs Elise said in a calm tone
“Do you understand Miss Ria?”
I shouldn’t try to a make a scene out of it. He did that to help me.
“Yes..I understand why he did it”
“Okay” She sighed
“Mom someone’s car is in the driveway” Phone said as she walk into the room with a glass of milk in her hand. She must have seen the car from the kitchen window.
I exchanged glances with Mrs Elise. Who could it be?
“Do you want me to check?”
“No i will check”
I stood up and went to the pane. It was Ian’s SUV
Why was he here?
“It Ian”
“Mr Griffin must have informed him..go and talk him” she persuaded
I went to the door.
And Ian was almost at the front door so I met him halfway not too far from his car.
He itched the back of his neck as I waited for him to talk. Ian said
“Did Mrs Elise tell you about -”
“Yes” I cuts him off
There is no need for him to tell me..But wait did he come here because of that?
“I came as soon as Mr Griffin said Mrs Elise would tell about my former plans”
Oh yeah! he was here because of that!
But why didn’t he just wait till tomorrow?
“So I think I have some making up to do” he said with a sigh
“You’ve lost me”
“Well I did something bad. I shouldn’t have sent an old man to act but I should have come straight to you. But I only did that because i realized that you don’t want me close. So I want to make for the false plan”
“There’s nothing to make up for.. Business partner have no expectations of make ups… and undivided attention”
“Okay..let’s say I’m making up to me then for acting like a coward”
“And that doesn’t sound businesslike”
Yes! He shouldn’t try to make things up to me!
“It doesn’t… but -” he paused
It really hard to win against him when it comes to him wanting to do something for me!
“Here’s what I was thinking..I need to do some stuffs at the office in the morning but I will be done by 10:00am..so call Me when you’re ready to leave for the store so I can come and pick you up”
I found a smile on his face
“It doesn’t sound businesslike but let me do it anyways”
he said and before I could think about it. I heard myself say
“All right”
In a voice that was barely more than whisper. That made him smile even broader and I got lost in it. In that smile and his presence.. Ian was big,talk and muscular. He came closer.
And what’s he trying to do?
Ian leaned in closely. I stood rooted to the spot.
He was going to kiss me?
I didn’t know how I knew but I did!
But am I going to let him?kiss me?
No! I just made it clear that we are just business partners!
And without doubt..I won’t let him!
“And don’t you even think of taking a taxi” he said as he stepped backward
I snapped out of thought!
I only imagined things! He wasn’t going to kiss me like I thought!
But what if he’d tried to anyways?!
I just stood stunned and a little embarrassed that I thought IAN WAS GOING TO KISS ME!
“Have a good night sleep”
I gave him a slow nod as he walked back to his car
He waved before entering.
I waited for him to drive off before walking back inside
“Settled?” I looked up at Mrs Elise
“Yes. And he wants to make up by driving me to the store”
“So he came all the way from his place just to talk and make up?”
I nodded and I kept wondering why he came rushing here just to explain himself!
♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪
“What do you do when you can’t let go?
What do you say when you just don’t know how you feel?
And you know nobody knows how feel!..”
Thanks for Reading!
I hope you all voted for… Who? Well I don’t know your choices!
Hit the like button after Reading!
ONE LOVE ????

♠ RIA ♠
EPISODE • TWENTY • SIX
THEME:STARTING A FAMILY ????
♠ IDAHO ♠
♣ SANDERS MANSION ♣
BAY POV ????‍????
“You look pretty Alexis” I complimented the maid who had a pretty rose In her hair. I moved a chair at the dinning and sat in it.
“Thanks Miss Bay” she said with a smile
I picked up a spoon and stuffed food in my mouth.
Minutes clicked by,and I became irritated by the taste of food in my mouth. Bile rose up at the back of my throat from the taste. I placed my hands over my lips as I ran to my bedroom at a fast speed.. Then into the bathroom.
I emptied out the contents in my mouth.
I heard footsteps in my room,my mom came Into the bathroom and held my hair up behind me.
“Are you okay?” She passed me some papers from the toilet roll
“I’m fine” I nodded with my head feeling light and dizzy. I lifted a hand to pull myself up with my mom trying to help me by the side. I staggered a little,my vision getting blurry by seconds.
“Bay..are you okay – Bay?”
My mom called but soon her voice faded off as my eyes rolled to the back of my head,darkness claiming me as its own.
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LIMOS COMPANY
DRAKE POV ????????
“So how is the company fairing?”
My dad asked as he sipped a glass of champagne
“Good dad I’ve been able to run it well”
“Yeah I know son..and that why I’m proud of you”
Now I’m beginning to wonder why my dad suddenly shows up at the office. He hasn’t been here since months now..Not that I’m stopping him from checking the company but i just want his Butt at home with his wife taking care of him! I’m charge now!
“And when do you think of getting married and having Kids?” He said
“What?!” My jaw dropped at his unexpected question
“You heard me son. I want children. I want to see those little things playing around our home”
“Dad..dad let’s not talk about starting a family now”
“But why?”
“I’m a busy man..work oriented. I don’t have the time”
“Don’t be all work and no play. I was able to have a own family as well as running the company”
“I’m not ready to run a family. I have better dreams for the company and starting a family now will stop me from fulfilling it”
“No it not going to affect your dreams for the company -” he paused
“Or are you having problem with your sexual system?.. Cause I haven’t seen you with any woman”
“I’m fine dad. I don’t have any problems. I just don’t have the time for women”
“You should make out time. Do I need to hit 70 before to see your children?”
“No dad”
“So get a woman”
“It not that easy to find a woman. Dad you don’t expect to go to the street and pick any woman. I’m busy”
“Okay..then I will find a woman for you..a beautiful one”
“You don’t have to -”
“As a matter of fact I already found a pretty lady that will interest you”
“Who is she?”
“Her mom is a very good friend of mine”
“A friend… or your Ex girlfriend?”
My dad laughed
“Serena Sanders is just an old friend..and we used to be partners”
“Sanders?” I repeated
“Yes Serena Sanders the wife of late Rex Sanders the famous Architect in the state”
“Oh Sanders Architectural Firm”
“Yes. His wife is the one running the company after he died”
“Is she architect?”
“Yes and her only daughter too”
“Is she famous?.. I mean her daughter”
“Not really..Serena did a good job at hiding her from the public. That why you haven’t heard about her”
“So have you met her?”
“Yes..I met her when she was about 16”
“That long dad..” I rolled my eyes
“Yeah but I can assure you that you will like Serena daughter. She is not one of those rich spoilt kids..Serena took her time to raise her well after Rex passed on”
I rested on my elbow
“So should I set up a meeting?”
“I will think about Dad”
He nodded
“How is mommy?”
“She’s fine.. Oh! I was with Jack Bryant two weeks ago. We met at the gulf centre in Alabama. He doesn’t know anything about his industry”
“His daughters are the ones heading the branches while his son is overseeing their activities”
“Yeah he told me”
“And I was with Mrs Perla weeks back. We were supposed to sign a deal but it didn’t work out”
“Why?”
“The old lady insisted on 40% of the deal case they will be shipping the goods to Idaho. 40% is too much for such deal..I persuaded her on 25% but she refused”
“You should have informed me about it. I would have talked to Jack”
“Dad I’m in charge of the company now so let me run things here”
“So are you giving in?”
“No..I’m agreeing to giving out just 30%”
“But..you know it not bad to give them 40% since we get 60%”
“No dad the 40% they are requesting is for just the shipping process”
“Okay..then strike a deal with another shipping company”
“Dad you and i know that Lint corp is still the best in shipping things to Idaho. The guarantee is sure and safe”
“So what do you want to then?”
“I will meet Ian and talk to him”
“And you think he will accept 30%?”
“I will persuade him”
But that’s easier said than done. Ian must have warned his mom about me..How I make my deal!
That old Lady insisted on 40% without changing her mind!
“Just make sure that we keep partnering with Lint Corp”
My dad stood up and cleared his throat
His words sounding like a threat!
Like something will happen if I stopped partnering with Lint Corp
“Sure dad”
“I hope so”
I followed him out of the office.
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BAY POV ????‍????
I could hear hushed voices as i laid on a bed. Where am I?
I pry open my eyes before closing them again quickly due to the lights above in the ceilings
“She’s awake” i heard someone say, coming next to me. I opened my eyes again,blinking rapidly to clear my vision. A woman dressed in a white coat was standing by the side of the bed
“Bay you’re awake” I heard a familiar voice say gratefully. I tried to get up but the Doctor Stopped me.
What was I doing in a hospital?
“You shouldn’t move yet” she Pushed me back down lightly. I frowned in confusion
“What happened?” My voice came out as a rasp. I looked at my mom who passed me a glass of Water. She gave me a concerned look as I accepted the glass and drank it.
“Why am I here?”
“You don’t know?” My mom asked
“Know what? What should I know?”
I asked
Annoyance clear In my tone
The doctor and my mom exchanged glances. My mom shut her eyes as the doctor cleared her throat hesitating a little before speaking.
“You’re..bay you’re expecting”
“I’m..” I paused
“I’m what?”
My mind sent blank,not comprehending what she had just said
“You’re pregnant” she said finally
‘You’re pregnant ‘ the words echoed in my head
“I’ll leave her with you Mrs Sanders” the doctor said
“She needs to get more rest,ensure she drinks more water and have the prenatal vitamins”
I could hear the doctor explaining things to my mom whose eye were on me with her lips pressed together.
I’m pregnant. I caress a hand over my belly
There’s a life in here. And I didn’t know..I never thought of it. It never occurred to me that I was pregnant.
Seven weeks and i haven’t heard from Drake. He never called and I’ve been finding it hard to accept what my Heart was telling me. That just that night didn’t mean anything Drake. I refused to accept that Drake could really chalk things up – everything we shared that night to One Night. It had meant a lot to me and I had expected a call from him which never came!
Now I’m pregnant!
I’m carrying Drake’s child!
This wasn’t how expected things to turn out for me.
“Who is the father?”
I stunned out of thought when I heard my mom’s voice.
How do I explain things to her?
Tears gathered in my eyes but I have to be strong for my baby!
I will tell her the truth!
And if she decides to disown me then I’ll leave town and raise my child alone.
Cause it obvious Drake won’t accept his child. He thinks I’m a whore..but I doubt it if he knew that he took my virginity that night.
“How did you manage to get yourself into a mess like this?”
My jaw dropped
“A mess? You’re calling my child a mess?”
And I don’t think I’m ready to discuss with her!
I wanted to get out of bed but she held me down
“You need to rest Bay”
“No this Is my child.. and it doesn’t matter how I became pregnant!”
Tears dropping down my cheeks. My mom sat close to me on The bed and held my hands
“I’m sorry..” Her voice trailed
Then I relaxed. Her finger came on my face caressing my cheeks
“You’re my sweet child Bay..and I’m not going to leave you because you’re pregnant”
She swallowed hard
“Just tell me who the father is?”
“No mom..”
I sobbed
It really hard to explain how I got my baby!
What was I thinking? Going to such extent of acting like a whore just to be with the one i love!
“You can tell me Bay”
“I’m sorry mom”
“Yes I know you’re sorry”
I nodded
“So just tell me the truth so we can know what to next”
“What to do? Next as in..” I raised a brow
“I’m not having an abortion!”
I screamed at her
“No..no..I’m not suggesting an abortion! I just wanna know who impregnated you!”
She let out a shaky breath “Cause I haven’t seen any man around you..so I -”
“And whose fault is that mom?!..I’m 23 but you still treat me like a kid! I was never free! right after dad died..I felt like a caged Bird. I leave home and head to school then back home..no social life.. No meeting up with friends….never had a boyfriend! I couldn’t fall in love even In college because you had eyes everywhere to look out for me. And each time I wanna mingle or love they slapped it right to my face that I was a momma girl. Even after graduating from college I thought things was gonna change.. But it didn’t. I gave you everything you wanted Mom. I was a good girl, I had good grades,came out with a first class. I studied hard thinking If I did maybe things would change instead you only made sure that I always go to work. All I do is work my ass out at the firm.. Build Bridges and constructing buildings. You didn’t give me the freedom I craved for.
I fell in love again and made a decision that I would find that love. And i did find him..I met him. The one my heartbeat for but I did the most stupid thing anyone who was naive could have done. And if only i had experience on how to start a proper relationship then maybe all this won’t have happened”
Never giving In to the thought of regret!
“I gave myself to the one I love but It just so sad that he doesn’t care. They say he’s a bad guy but I’m not buying that cause I flowed with him freely that night. I was happy to be with him in Just one night”
I stopped my chest rising and falling
“who is he?” She asked shakily
“Drake Robert” Her eyes widened in shock
I nodded
“Drake Robert is the father of my child”
I swallowed the lump which formed at the back of my throat
“Are you sure Bay?”
“Yes..I’ve never been with any man. The night I spent with Drake was my first”
“But why didn’t you tell me you were in love with Drake Robert?”
“What would you’ve done? Call him up and tell him? No! If I told you then you would have grounded me for life”
“No Bay..please don’t talk like this -” her voice broke
I saw the tears drop down her cheeks
“I waited for you to bring someone you love.. But you didn’t. Then I thought you aren’t ready to settle down with anyone. I’m sorry my love..sorry for treating you like that. But I only did that because -” she paused
“Because of what mom?”
She sniffed
“I made a promise to your father that i would raise you well..to be the best. I didn’t want you to be like other kids who goes sleeping around all in the name of having fun. I wanted you to be a strong willed woman..with great dignity and integrity”
“So did you get that now?..just look at me..I’m pregnant and I’m sure the father doesn’t want his child. Drake isn’t ready for commitment”
“No..no Bay you can’t be sure of anything yet”
“But it is mom..seven weeks ago I dropped a note for Drake before leaving the hotel but he never called. If he wants something with me then he should have at least sent a text..”
“Sh sh Bay..just calm down and listen to me. I’ll blame myself for everything that happened. You’re the best thing that has ever happened to me. And I’m proud of you..I’m still proud of you even now that you’re carrying a baby in your womb. My grand child”
She placed her hands on my belly..a smile displaying on her lips
“The reason why I said you should have told me you loved Drake is because..I know his father,Frederick Robert. He used to be close to your dad”
“Really?”
“Yes you’ve met him once when you were almost 16”
“I don’t remember -”
She nodded
“What do I do now?”
“We..we Bay. We’re in this together”
Her smile broader
“And I must admit that this is fate”
“Fate?” My forehead creased
“Yes I met Frederick few days ago and he said his son is yet to find a good woman. He asked me if you were married and told him no. He suggested that we have dinner at their home to introduce you to his son. You’ve been busy at work that why i haven’t told you about it. I planned to tell you at breakfast but you passed out in the bathroom”
I can’t believe this!
“I wasn’t going to force you if you decided not to meet him. But now that you are carrying his child you have to meet him. We have to let them know that you’re pregnant”
“It pointless Drake won’t believe me”
“So do you wanna raise your child without a Father?”
I didn’t respond
“I’ll take that as a no. So we’re meeting the Roberts. We will explain things to them.. and if Drake deny his child then we will run a paternity to prove to him that the child is his”
I felt my hands itching to caress my stomach
“There is going to be a huge change” she pointed to my belly
“But don’t worry I will take care of you”
I nodded trying to place a smile on my lips but that didn’t work.
I took silence between us. All I could think of was,
Will Drake accept his child even after the test is done?
This gift from God. A joy my mom thinks will bring me close to Drake.
Well being with Drake is what I wanted..But,
Why,just why,do I not feel right now?.
♪♪♪♪♪♪
“If it is meant to be
It would be
It would be
Baby we are meant to be!”
Now you all know why Bay gave herself to Drake..well she’s just naive and love made her that way.
Now she’s pregnant!
The bad boy has a child now! Will Drake accept his fate?
And
Should we blame Bay’s mom for what Bay did?
Well I’d love to hear from you guys!
So let me know your thoughts Via comments!

♣ RIA ♣
EPISODE • TWENTY • SEVEN
THEME: CAUGHT IN THE ACT! ????
♦CHICAGO ♦
♠ LINT CORP ♠
IAN POV ????
“Sir Ian -” Ramsey popped his head in
“Yes” I looked up from my system
“I just received a call from the interior designers” he walked in
“So what did they say?”
“they are ready to check out the place”
“Send the address to them. You still have the keys right?”
“Yes Sir”
“Good…” I tapped on my desk softly
“Do i still have any meeting today?” Ramsey’s eyes were now glued to the tablet
“Limos Company sent a mail around 5:00am. The CEO wants to see you”
He isn’t ready to give in to my demand of 40% so that can wait.
“I will attend to that later -”
Setting up Ria’s place is more important to me. Even though she thinks we are just Business Partners! Keeping things just strictly Business!
deal! So I will just go with the flow and see how the thing goes.
I was super relief and excited when Ria didn’t yell at me last night for my plan.
Thank Goodness I was able to man up and explain things to her. My make up plans would have involved taking her on a date or a picnic.. But Ria wants things on Business level!
Strictly Business!
“Send a mail to Limos..tell them we are not changing our mind. It 40% or no deal”
“Okay Sir..anything else?”
“No meetings..” I checked my watch. 10:45am! Ria hasn’t called!
I told her I’d be free by 10:00am…or has she taken a taxi to the store?
“Ramsey”
“Yes sir”
“Go and meet those Designers while i go and see Ria. You wait for us at the place”
“Okay sir” he exited
I picked up my phone and dialed Ria’s number but she wasn’t picking.
What’s wrong?
I dialed Mrs Elise number and she picked on the first ring.
“Hello Mrs Elise”
I sighed when she picked
“Mr Ian..how are you?”
“I’m fine..is Ria there with you?”
“No..is she not with you?” She asked in return
“No. We both agreed that I would come and pick her up by 10:00 or anytime she was ready to go to the store”
“Oh may be she’s still at the kids school”
“Is everything okay with the kids?”
“Yes..the school principal called today and said that she wants Miss Ria to make a new design for the uniform”
“So she will be at the school?”
“Yes..but I was hoping she would have called and told you about it. But… maybe she didn’t want to stress you. I can send the school address to you”
“I’d love that Mrs Elise”
“Okay I will do that now”
“Thanks” i hang up
I stood up from my desk and walked out of my office.
“Ramsey tell Ben to bring the keys to me downstairs”
“Okay Sir”
My phone beeped. A message from Mrs Elise.
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OWEN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
RIA POV ????‍♀
I listened to Principal Brenda as she talked
“The parents complained that the school uniform is old fashioned. They want something smart on the kids”
I nodded
“Something like this..” She showed me a design on her phone
“A parent suggested this at the meeting but…this is too short for the kids”
The dress was short! There is no way I will allow Phoebe come to school in something like this.
“We can Make it longer..pass knee length and add another design to it”
“Yeah you’re right”
“So are you changing the color?”
“No..just the style and pattern”
“Okay” I nodded
“How do we go about it?”
“Will you be the one buying the material?”
“Yes please”
“I’ll be busy for sometime -”
“So you won’t be able to help us?”
“I will. As soon as I finish the work at hand. I will start if you’re ready”
“I’m ready..Miss Ria I’m tired of receiving calls from parents”
“Okay then get the materials..I will make a sample so you can show it to the parents”
“I think that’s better”
I brought out a notepad and pencil and wrote down the necessary things to make a sample.
“Thank you”
She collected the paper from me
“I will call you as soon as I select a material”
“Okay” I stood up
Mrs Brenda followed me out of the Office down the silent hallway and out of the building.
“Thanks once again Miss Ria”
“You’re welcome”
Then Principal Brenda walked back inside.
Ian must be very worried. We agreed that he would bring me to the store but plans changed after I received Principle Brenda call. I couldn’t turn her down, so i had to see her first.
I saw 6 missed calls from Ian and 2 missed calls from Mrs Elise. I didn’t hear it ring cause it was on silent.
Perhaps is he at home waiting for me?
I shouldn’t have agreed to him driving me to the store.
My phone vibrated. It was Ian!
“Were you ignoring my calls?” He said when I picked
“No. I’m sorry I was busy -”
“Where are you?”
“I’m at the kids school”
“Stay right there I’m coming to fetch you”
“No..no Ian you don’t have to come. I’m outside the building -”
“Ria wait for me I’m almost there”
No it cant be! He still at the office he just wants me to Wait!
“I’m in a taxi now” I lied
I was still trying to stop one.
I don’t want him stressing him self. Driving from the office to this place.. Then to the store and back to my place before he leaves for his place too.
“What? You’re in a taxi?”
Now that sounded like he knew I was lying
“Ah yes”
Ian chuckled
“Turn around”
“What?”
“Turn right Ria”
I did as he said and I saw him leaning against his car on the other side. He waved at me!
What have I done?
How did he get here?
Mrs Elise must have given him the address.
He entered his car and drove to my side.. Stopping in front of me. He motioned to me to come in but I was too embarrassed. I lied and he caught me in the act!
“You can pay me if you don’t Want a free Ride” he said with a bright smile
Him acting like he didn’t know I lied to him made thing awkward for me. I slipped into the car while avoiding his gaze.
“To the store or your place?”
He asked when the car moved into motion
“To the store”
I whispered
“I’m not familiar with the stores.. So be precise”
“Downtown side line 12”
I rubbed my palms together
“Don’t give me that look Ria”
He said
Our gaze met but I looked away quickly
“It doesn’t suit you”
I swallowed hard trying to find the right words to say to him.
“I’m..sorry” I stuttered
“for what? If I may ask”
“For..not calling you on time to tell you plans changed and -”
“So why didn’t call me?”
I shrugged
“I just felt that..it would be a whole lot of work for you. Driving to my place,to the school..to the store and back home – I don’t want you to go -”
“I suggested it Ria”
But I didn’t want him to go through all that because of me
“I am the one driving and I’m not complaining. You should have called me”
“I was just -”
“Remember what I told you in China?”
I tried to recall what he said during those periods
“I told you the type of person i am..i don’t back out on my words, I do whatever it is I set my mind on and i do all it takes to make it happen. So please keep that in mind”
Perhaps does Ian have this feeling that I’m doubting his care and being nice to me?
I gave him a hard nod
“So now you have to make up for saying that you were already in the taxi when you’re not. I don’t want to use that word -” he paused
Lying I guess!
“Is that a fair deal?..making things up to each other”
“All right”
I said
but how do i make it up to him?
“You don’t have to make up at the moment. You can do it some other time”
I think that’s better!
“But when the time comes..i hope you make up by having dinner with me..or a picnic on the beach..something like -”
My forehead creased
I looked at him as our gaze met again but Ian looked away.
He cleared his throat
“Never mind”
He focused on the road ahead
“Forget i said that..”
Then i nodded slowly. It better that way I will act like I didn’t hear him say that!
But then a voice said in mind
“It’d be cool! Dinner or picnic with Ian!”
“Apart from the store will you be visiting any other place?”
“No.. just the store but we might check in to other stores if I don’t get the silk and lace at the store I’m familiar with”
“Okay..so we will head right to your place after picking up the materials at the store”
“Why?”
“The designers are waiting at the place to check and know what you want”
“Have you met them?”
“No but Ramsey is with them now”
“Okay”
“Is what’s up with Phoebe school?”
“They want to change the the school uniform”
He nodded
“But how did they find out you can do it? Are they aware that you’re a seamstress?”
“No it was Phoebe. She told her teacher about me and even took my collections to school without me knowing..just to show her teacher that I could make the uniform”
“She’s smart!and she’s just trying to help out”
I nodded
“So her teacher told the principal. Then i received a call from her this morning”
“So will you be able to do the two at the same time..I mean the foundation work and uniform”
“I already told her that I will be busy in the next two weeks but I offered to make a sample so if she likes it then I will take the job after I’m done with the foundation work”
“Good..but you still need extra hand to help aside Mrs Elise”
“Yeah..Mrs Elise and I planned to place an advert on our website”
“For a seamstress?”
“Yes”
“What about Cassidy? She once told me that she’d like to work with you”
Oh yeah! Oh my God!
I totally forgot that I promised to call Cassidy!
“I doubt it If she would be chanced to help cause of school works”
“You’re right but why don’t you talk to her first”
“Okay..I will call her by the end of the day”
“Yeah”
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CASSIDY FAMILY HOME
CASSIDY POV ????‍????
“What’s up sis?”
My twin brother Caleb greeted me. He flopped down on the couch and groaned..
“I’m good..you?”
“Fine..” I grabbed the TV remote before he reached for it
“Don’t you even think about it”
I hid the remote under my skirt. Caleb stood up and came to the couch I sat on.
“Caleb..”
“Cassidy..lemme have the remote I wanna watch soccer”
He tried to find the remote
“Go and watch soccer in your room”
I pushed him away and he fell back on the couch.
“If you don’t give it to me then I will take it” he pointed to my skirt
“You dare not -”
Then I was already up from the couch before Caleb could grab me. I circled the couches as he tried to catch me
“Catch me if you can..big boy!” I stick out my tongue at him
“Can I have a moment of peace in this house?”
I stopped running around when I heard my mom’s voice.
“It Cassidy” he pointed
“No!”
“She won’t allow me watch soccer. Silly girl watching cartoons at your age”
“Caleb -” my mom called out to him when he grabbed me
“Let me go!”
He raised me up and placed me on his shoulder
“I will teach you how to be a good girl”
“Let go of me Jerk!” I screamed as he spined me around
“Caleb!” My mom screamed and he stopped
Everywhere was going in circles when he dumped me on the couch. My eyes rolled to the back of my head. Caleb snatched the remote from the couch and tuned in to a soccer station
“Why can’t you watch that soccer in your room?” Mom asked
“My TV stopped working”
“What’s wrong?”
“I don’t know mom”
I folded my arms and thought of how to get back at Caleb.
“Can we talk?” Mom asked
I nodded while Caleb hummed a response without looking away from the Tv
“Your Aunt wants to move to Chicago” mom said
“Which Aunt?” Caleb asked with a raised eyebrow
“My sister Loretta”
“Oh no..not aunt Loretta” he rolled his eyes
Aunt Loretta lives in Denver. She is the seamstress I told Miss Ria about. She taught me how to use the machine.
“Is she moving in with us?” I asked
“Yes”
Caleb grumbled
He doesn’t like Aunt Loretta cause he thinks she’s too strict
“Oh mom please tell me you’re kidding” he said
“I’m not..Loretta is moving in with us”
Whats wrong? The Aunt Loretta I know will never think of leaving Denver. She likes her hometown..too much. That even mom had persuaded her to move in to Chicago a long time ago but she refused.
“But..why the sudden change of mind?” I asked
“Her ex husband won’t let her rest. He wants to get back with her”
“What?”
“He is psycho” Caleb added
“So she realized that leaving Denver is the only way to avoid his trouble and make him stay away finally”
Aunt Loretta husband cheated on her. He met his high school love and fell in love with her again. He requested for a divorce and Aunt Loretta had no choice but to let him go. Four years now and he wants to get back with her.
What happened to his high school Love?
Moving out of Denver is the best option for Aunt Loretta.
“Mom did you suggest the moving in with us?” Caleb asked
“Yes She wanted to get a place but I told her not do that..”
“Why mom?”
My mom raised her brow at Caleb
“Well it obvious someone doesn’t want Aunt Loretta here”
i said with glare
“Mom our place is big enough to accommodate Aunt Loretta..everyone” I added
“Yes. I don’t want her to stay alone” mom said
“Mom let her move in with us”
It would be fun to have Aunt Loretta Around!
Thinking of it now..Aunt Loretta can work with Miss Ria!
“Yes she’s coming in tomorrow”
“Tomorrow?!” Caleb gasped I shock
“Do you have any problem with my sister moving in with us” She said
Annoyance clear in her voice
“He’s just scared that he won’t be able to keep late nights, hang out with his friends and do anyhow with Aunt Loretta being around!”
I laughed
Caleb shot me a bad look
“What?….You can as well move out of the house and move in With your rich girlfriend”
Mom shot me a surprised look
Caleb frown deepened and I managed to stiff a laugh.
Aunt Loretta is moving in! Caleb won’t be the boss anymore! No snatching of remotes and taking the larger share of everything!
I’m even super excited that I will introduce Miss Ria to my aunt!
Talking of Miss Ria..I should call her and tell her about my aunt! Or maybe I should go and see her!
“Mom..I’m heading out” I stood up from the couch
“Where are you off to?”
“Miss Ria’s place”
“Okay”
“Who is Miss…Ria?”
Caleb asked
“None of your business!”
I screamed as I made my way to my room.
♪♪♪♪♪
“I want this kind of love
They talk about in movies
This kind of love you only see in fairy tale..”
Hello Fans!
Ian’s got a new name!
“Doctor Love!” Or
the other way round
“Love Doctor”
Is that true?..
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♣ RIA ♣
EPISODE • TWENTY • EIGHT
THEME: HE IS NICE! ????
♠ RIA APARTMENT ♠
RIA POV ????‍♀
“Will you come in and have tea..or coffee or soda?” I asked when Ian pulled up in front of my home. I think inviting him in for a drink is fair enough to make it up to him.
Our visit to the store went well..I was able to pick out good materials to make the Sample for Amber Foundation Dress. Ian was there with me and he was even the one that picked the ivory colored silk at the store. We went to the workplace after buying the necessary materials. Ramsey introduced the designers to us and we were able to discuss on how the place should be.
On our way back home I told Ian my plans of using whatever I make from the Amber Deal to pay the designers. But Ian insisted that i save it up and use it to purchase the equipments I will be needing. He just wants to pay to the setting Up!
So we agreed that he would pay for the setting up cause I don’t have any money to set up such place.
And I simply don’t know how to thank Ian for everything he’s done!
Ian checked his wristwatch
“We can do that some other time” he replied
Did he just say No?! I never expected him to reject my offer for a drink!
He went on studying me with those eyes that were so intense.
“I need to see someone before calling it a day”
See someone again?
And who is he seeing this time?
I shouldn’t be bothered about it! We are just business Partners – whoever he’s seeing is none of my business!
“All right” I said to him
“Just give me a call if you need anything”
I nodded even if I won’t be calling him for anything .
Ian started the car and drove away.
I met Cassidy when I stepped into the house.
“Hello Miss Ria” she said with a bright smile
“How’re you Cassidy?”
“I’m fine”
“Oh Cassidy..I’m really sorry for not calling -”
“I understand. Mrs Elise told me that you’ve been busy”
“Yeah”
“What do you have in there?”
Mrs Elise pointed to the bag I was holding
“It’s the materials for the Sample”
She collected it and set it down on the couch
“Mrs Elise told me about your contract with Mrs Perla”
“Yes Cassidy…I planned to call you to ask if you would be chanced to help Me”
“Oh yes! I’d love to Miss Ria”
“But what about school?”
“We’re on break now”
“Really?”
“Yeah 2weeks break”
So that means Cassidy will join me and Mrs Elise to make those Dresses!
“And..Miss Ria remember that my Aunt I told you about? The one in Denver”
“Uhmmm..your Aunt that taught you how to sew”
“Yes..yes..she’s moving in with us tomorrow. I can talk to her to help you with Work”
“Is she a seamstress?”
Mrs Elise
“Yes”
“That’s a good idea Miss Ria! We don’t need to place an advert on the site anymore. Cassidy can talk to her Aunt to work with us!” She clapped excitedly
“Yes”
“Well..you’re right, But will your Aunt agree to work with us?..you know she’s An experienced seamstress. She might just decide to work on her own here”
“No my mom didn’t mention it that She’s going to start her sewing business here in Chicago. And Miss Ria..your designs are amazing! I’m sure my Aunt will be glad to work with you!”
“Okay..then talk to her about it”
“Should I bring her over if she agrees?”
“Sure Cassidy”
“Okay”
“This color of silk is pretty..” Mrs Elise said
“Ian picked that Color”
“Really?!” They gasped
“The lace and color of silk fits in perfectly”
Cassidy said
“And I’m sure the kids will like when it’s done!” She added
“No..not just the kids but Mrs Perla, Madam Charity and everyone at the Event!” Mrs Elise answered
“And when Miss Ria’s place is ready..people will patronize us…rich and classy people” she clapped
“Celebrities too” Mrs Elise added and we all laughed
“So what was the outcome of the meeting with the designers?”
“They said the place will be ready in a month time if they get paid soon”
“About the payment.. We can’t pay them yet because we’re still yet to discuss price with Mrs Perla..and I wish I had the money so i can pay them and they can start work soon”
She said soberly
“Ian promised to pay them”
“Really?!” Her eyes widened
“Yes”
“Oh! That so kind of him!”
Her face brightened
“We both agreed that he would pay for setting up while i take care of the equipments”
“That’s how he is..I mean Mr Ian..” Cassidy said
“He is really kind..and nice” she completed
“Cassidy..how are you related to Ian? Cause I found out that Mr Griffin is not your dad”
She and Mrs Elise exchanged glances
“I’m sorry Miss Ria”
“It okay Cassidy..you don’t have to feel bad about it” she nodded
“I’m not related to Mr Ian or Mr Griffin. Mr Ian used to be friends with my late brother. After my elder brother died Mr Ian took on our responsibility. He’s the one paying for our college fees,he gives us monthly allowances and also paying bills too”
“He’s doing all that for your family?” Mrs Elise asked
“Yes. He said that his making it up to my brother for being a good friend to him”
Making things up to people must be part of Ian. I thought he was only doing it with me.. But I was wrong!
being nice and kind must be part of him too!
“Miss Ria don’t be surprise if Mr Ian insists on doing everything for you..that the way he is. And i want you to know that He is not pretending to you! He really wants to help”
She is right! I realized that a long time ago. Ian isn’t a pretender!
Everything Cassidy said about Ian proves a lot about him which I’ve seen but refuse to acknowledge it.
I still doubted him,
But not anymore!
I accept that Ian is the nicest Man on earth!
Surprise that’s coming from me? Yea I am too!
But maybe there are still good men in the world.
Men like Ian and not the type of men I knew.
The category of men in met were monstrous in Nature. I saw men as Beasts!
But maybe things would have been different if I didn’t go through what i went through Six years ago.
♦•••♦•••♦•••♦•••♦
FOUR DAYS LATER
RIA APARTMENT
RIA POV ????‍♀
“Good Morning Miss Ria!”
Cassidy greeted cheerfully and we exchanged pleasantries before she introduced the woman she brought along.
“Miss Ria meet my Aunt”
“Loretta” the woman said
“Ria Robert”
I shook hands with her.
She should be about the same age with Mrs Elise..or probably in her 40’s.
“Nice to meet you Miss Ria”
“Please take your seat” i led her to the couch
“Where is Mrs Elise?” Cassidy asked
“She went to pick an old lady’s dress down the street. She should be back soon”
“Okay….so what are you doing?”
“Still on Amber’s work”
“What do i need to do?”
“Just relax a bit. Mrs Elise already shared our works.. You will start work when she comes” Cassidy rolled her eyes
“Just show it to me..”
“We have a visitor Cassidy”
“Oh! Sorry Aunt Loretta”
“Please get juice for her”
“Okay” she walked into the kitchen
“She can be very naughty” Loretta said
“And sweet at the same time”
She nodded in agreement
“Cassidy told me about you… and the Amber’s work”
I nodded
“You can just tell me more..and what I need to do”
I explained in details.
Yes..I made a sample of the dress. I finished it the day before and sent it to Mrs Perla. She liked it! And she called to tell me that she want the dress for the kids!
I went to her store and We agreed on a price which is for her to pay $200 for a dress. But Mrs Perla said the dress was worth than that..so she paid $300 for a dress. The pay was good! Enough to buy more machines and do some other things like paying Mrs Elise and Cassidy and now Mrs Loretta. Mrs Perla even gave me the option of buying materials from their textile branch at a lower price. She gave me the number of her daughter in charge of the branch but I was directed to the manager by her Secretary.
It pays well buying from the Textile branch than the Store!
“They will deliver the rest of the materials soon so we’ll start work fully”
“Have you taken the kids measurement?”
“Yes..we went there yesterday..didn’t Cassidy’s tell you We went there yesterday”
“We didn’t talk much.. I’ve been busy with my sister”
“Okay”
“Can I see the design?”
Cassidy gave her a glass of lemon juice
“Yes”
I went to the large table and took the sample I made.
“It nice” she complimented after checking the dress out
“I told you Aunt!” Cassidy exclaimed
“I said she’s good” she added
Loretta nodded
The door opened and Mrs Elise stepped in.
“Hi Mrs Elise” Cassidy greeted her
“Hello Cas -” her voice trailed when her gaze fell on Loretta who also arched her brows
“Loretta…Hill?” She said
That sounded like she knows Mrs Loretta
“Elise” She stood up from the couch
“Do you know each other?” Cassidy asked
And we exchanged confused looks
“Perhaps are you Loretta Hill?”
“Yes..”
“Oh my God!” She placed her palm on her mouth
“Elise!” They both hugged
Oh yeah they know each other.. but how?
Oh my God! I know the connection!
Mrs Elise used to live in Denver with her Foster mom before she moved to study in the College in Chicago!
“It so good to see you again Elise!”
“What a small world” Cassidy Muttered
“Where have you been all this while Elise?! You just disappeared in Denver without any trace!” Loretta said
“Oh no come on Loretta..I was in Denver three years ago when Mrs Hope died”
“Can someone please explain the connection?” Cassidy whispered
“We used to classmate in high school..” Elise said
“sit partners..until she left Denver to study in Chicago” Loretta added
“Oh! Now I understand!” Cassidy responded
These few words explains it all!
They both sank onto the couch
“And..don’t I get a reward for bring you guys back together?” Cassidy pouted
“Of course!” Elise said
“A token for you when we get back home” Loretta added and we all laughed
“Are you into sewing too?” She asked Mrs Elise
“Yes..she taught me. And I’m working with her”
“That’s good Elise”
Hmm Now I think this two needs some space.
There’s a lot of catching up to do!
And I don’t see us talking business now!
“Uhmmm Cassidy let’s get down to the store quickly”
“Want to buy something?”
“Yes..yes..I’m yet to buy the zips and buttons. And I also wanna withdraw some cash at the machine”
“Okay”
I grabbed my purse from the table
“Mrs Elise I will be right back. Mrs Loretta please feel at home”
“Thanks”
“See you later!” Cassidy said before we walked out of the House
“Hmm you’re actually leaving because them” she said when we stood on the porch
“Yes..they need to chat..and catch up”
“Yeah you are Right Miss Ria”
I nodded before we bounced down the small stairs.
♪♪♪♪
“Cause you make me feel like I’m the only girl in this world..”
Thanks for Reading!
Someone actually sensed a connection between Elise and Loretta! And yes she was right!
Well i just wanted some familiarity..so they will all be able to get along well..so I figured Elise knowing Loretta was the best option. Now she won’t feel like a stranger among them!
And again she and Elise even have the same story.. Sad Marital tale so they will comfort and understand each other pains and both learn to strong!
She would roll with Elise and Cassidy with Ria.
Sound good right?
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