Written by Authoress Ti Fe
“Wake up sleepy head.” Mother said throwing a pillow at me as I laid.
“Mom.” I called in frustration.
“What? It’s 10am. You should be on your way to finding a good job now that you lost the Audition.” She said and I sat up sadly.
“Mom you didn’t need to remind me. I know I am a failure.” I said and she sat next to me holding my hand.
“You are not a failure Elena. Things happen for a reason. You can still have another chance at getting into the institute. Even though it’s in the next three years.” She said and I looked at her remembering the card Jace the judge gave me.
“What if I can still have a chance now, not after three years.” I said standing up in haste.
“I don’t understand.” She said but I ignored her and rushed into the bathroom to take my bath.
“What do you plan on doing? Where are you even going?” She asked from inside the room and I turned on that shower so I wouldn’t hear her.
If i told her Jace offered to help, she would never agree to it. She would say it’s cheating and not straight forward.
But I need to get into this institute more than anyone else.
“What if he asks for sex?” My head asked and I shook my head in haste.
“Ew what kind of thinking is that? Jace looks like a gentle man. Why would he ask me for sex? I am sure he has lots of ladies for that.” I said to myself.
“What if he asks for your soul. Like you trade your soul for the institute.” My head spoke again and I shot it out in anger.
“Enough! He isn’t like that. He just wants to help, after seeing how desperate I am to get in. Any nice person would understand this.” I said turning off the shower and walking out of the bathroom tieing my towel.
I got to the room and I saw Alec on the bed and I was startled.
“What the hell? What are you doing in my room?” I asked holding my towel firmly against my body.
“Mom said I should ask you what you plan on doing today.” He said grinning.
“She wants to know that, and then she sends you? Did she think I would tell you anything?” I asked in anger.
“Of course not. She just wants to punish me because she knows how much I hate your room.” He said.
“Get out.” I said.
“Louder! She needs to know you chased me out yourself.” He said smriking.
“Get out!!” I yelled louder.
“That’s better.” He said walking out of the room and Iu breathed out through my mouth trying to calm myself down.
I walked to my closet and picked out a red and white gown.
“This would do.” I thought picking out the gown. I wore it in haste and combed my hair before packing it into a pony tail.
I picked my black shoe and wore it. It was a very beautiful shoe. I reached for my bag and stormed out of the room.
I headed to the living room and I saw mother was busy in the kitchen.
“Hey.” father said coming from behind me.
“Father. Good morning.” I said smiling.
“I see you are prepared to go out. Where are you going?” He asked and I sighed thinking of what to say. I can’t let them know any of my plans at all.
“I am out to search for a job.” I said and he furrowed.
“Search for a Job? When did you plan on telling us?” Mom asked from inside the kitchen.
“Mom it’s no big deal. I am 23, I can make decisions for myself. And don’t worry about me, I will be fine.” I said and they nodded.
“Come home as soon as you can.” She said and I nodded.
“Thank you Mom. And I will be careful.” I said heading out of the house.
“I can’t wait to know what you are hiring from them.” Alec said all of a sudden startling me.
“Alec can’t you just leave me alone for a minute? Must you be everywhere?” I asked angrily.
“I actually wish I wasn’t too. But it happens the same parents gave birth to us, so I am stuck with you. And I am planning to make that time enjoyable for myself.” He said and smriked.
I walked away in anger and hit the road. I stood a little far away from the house to get a taxi. I brought out the card from my bag and looked at it one more time, before I began to beat my hand with it.
? JACE ?
“Just ten participants were admitted?” I asked in shocked staring at the statistics Lydia gave me.
“Yes. Almost all of them had this corky voice, it’s so annoying. It was like a waste of time.” She said.
“I thought the institute was to teach people how to control and improve their singing abilities. Why pushing the average ones away?” I asked sitting at my desk as she made herself comfortable on the sofa.
“These are the average ones. Can you call Elena Valentine average? That girl was the worst of all the voices I have heard in my life.” She said laughing.
“Lydia that is too unfair. She may not know how to sing, but trust me, she wants to. And that will shape her voice.” I said and she nodded.
“I agree but it won’t be in the institute. Because she is coming nowhere that institute. We need good ones, because the institute now is our source of income. We can’t let anything or anyone ruin that.” She said and the office telephone because to ring.
☎️Someone is here to see you sir. She calls her name Elena Valentine, and you asked her to meet you.
☎️Yes. Let her in.
I hung up and Lydia looked at me.
“We are having a third party?” She asked and I sighed. The door opened and Elena Valentine walked in looking damn sexy. She wore this red and white gown which had openings at the sides.
Those curves would definitely always drive someone crazy.
“Elena Valentine? The one with the corky voice?” Lydia asked in mockery.
“Lydia can you give us some time Please?” I asked and she nodded.
“Sure.” She said standing up. She grabbed her bag and walked up to her.
“No matter what happens, you are never getting into that institute.” She said and walked out. Elena looked at me and I gave her an assuring smile.
“I am sorry about that.” I said and she walked closer to my desk.
“Must she always act like that?” She asked as I pointed to the seat.
“Thank you.” She said and sat down.
“Let’s ignore Lydia and talk business. I said I could help you into the institute.” I said looking at her beautiful face.
“And that’s why I am here. Why do you want to help me? I am not qualified in any way.” She said and I nodded.
“I know, but we can help each other.” I said smiling.
“How?” She asked.
“I help you get Into the institute, and then you act like my fiancee for fifteen days.” I said and her eyes widened.
“What?” She asked in shock.
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