“Oh, my Molly; what do you think?” I asKed in a low key and Molly just shrugged. I covered my mouth with my palm and sighed. I was so nervous.
I can’t believe Alex wants me to meet him in his room.
“Well, one thing’s for sure, nanny; he isn’t gonna eat you up. I’ll be waiting for you in the dining” molly said and walked away and I became stranded.
I rubbed my palms together and breathed out heavily before going to the door. I dallied a little and knocked and his soft masculine voice spoke from inside:
I slowly opened the door and went in and my eyes beamed at the sight I had beheld.
Oh, my gee! Was this really a room?
It had a king sized bed and the room entirely had a brownish color. The floors were HD wallpaper and it was a picture of the sky. Incredible!
There was a big wardrobe beside the bed and a big table of cosmetics and deodorants and wow! A lot of glittering jewelries. How can a guy have so much jewelries?
The room was very cold and had a Swiss flower fragrance. On the king sized bed were three laptops and two phones. And on the table were two laptops and three big phones. What? Seriously?
There was a big keyboard by the right and I saw Alex sitting on the edge of the bed, backing the door. He held his pet – Ambrose -and played with his head.
He acted like he wasn’t aware of my presence as he continued petting the dog which laid quietly in his hands.
Then after a short while, he spoke up.
“I want you out of here, Jeanne” he spoke calmly, still backing me and concentrating on his dog.
My eyes dilated and my hands shook.
Did I hear him correctly?
“Just tell me what you want” he continued.
“I’ll pay you triple of the money my mum has agreed to pay you. You’re still gonna go for the training and I’ll make sure you become one of the lovergirls. I can give you cars, estates, houses, anything you want. Just ask for it. All I want is for you to get out of here. Quit the nanny job and leave”.
I stood gobsmacked, staring at him from behind.
my head was rotating.
Oh my God! Is this the reason he wanted to see me? To tell me to get out of here? To stay away from him?
But why’s he chasing me away? Why does he hate ladies so much? And how can he ask me to do such a difficult thing?
I don’t think I want to leave. Although he’s promised to do everything Mrs Tristan has agreed to do for me. But leaving in his favor might look like a betrayal to Mrs Tristan.
She needs my help and I’ve also gotten to like Molly who likes me as well. How can I leave them now?
I bebent my head in agony and knew he was waiting for an answer. But what do I say?
“S…Sir Alex” I called and paused, sniffling a little.
“I…I’m sorry, but…I’m not sure I can do what you asked for. “You see, it’s not like I wanna disobey you or something, but…your mum…she really needs my help. And I don’t want to betray her.” I said truthfully, my heart beating heavily.
Then, I noticed he stopped playing with the dog.
He slowly laid the dog on the floor and stood up, going to face the window. He crossed his hands at his back and stared outside through the window and I could now have a side view of his face. A little part of the morning sun rested on his face.
He took in a deep breath.
“If you really wanna stay here” he said calmly.
“Then, so be it. But, from today onwards, I want you to stay far from me. Avoid anything that concerns me. Don’t touch me or anything I’m likely to touch. Don’t ever talk to me. And just have this in mind, I dislike you” he said spitefully and I felt hot tears forming in my eyes.
“Is that understood?” He asked, but I kept mute, trying not to shed a tear. Then, for the first time since I stepped into the room, he turned to look at me.
“Is that understood?” He asked again and this time around, his voice came out a little cold.
I sniffed and didn’t realise a tear was already rolling down my cheek.
“Y..yes sir” I replied in a breaking voice and tried not to stare at him.
He took his eyes back to the window and didn’t say any other thing and I figured we were done.
I turned around and left the room, releasing more tears.