I woke up the next morning feeling so excited. Like, I felt so good.
I’ll be travelling to Korea with Alex and after three days, I’m likely to become a lovergirl!
I washed my face and went ahead to check up on Molly.
Thank goodness today was weekend. So, I had enough chance to rest and prepare for my flight tomorrow.
Before entering Molly’s room, I looked at Alex’s door which was closed and kind of wished it was open.
I smiled and proceeded into Molly’s room.
She was awake when I got in and was just watching a movie.
“Good morning, nanny” she greeted with a yawn and went to her and pecked her on the hair.
“How are you, baby?” I asked.
“I’m fine. Did I really fall asleep at the cinema?” She asked and I laughed.
“Yes. Come on, now. Go on and brush your teeth so we can get ready for breakfast” I told her and she nodded and went into the bathroom.
When we got down for breakfast, Mrs Tristan hugged me and congratulated me on my performance and wished me all the best in the show in Korea.
The rest of the Loverboys also came down for breakfast, except Alex.
He just stayed in his room and it made me wonder why he did so.
After breakfast, I went to the kitchen to get some cornflakes for Molly who had requested for it and when I got there, I met Carl in already.
He was taking some ice cubes from the deep freezer.
“Hey” he called as I walked in.
“Good morning, sir” I greeted with a smile.
“And how’re you?”
“I’m fine, sir.”
He turned back to the fridge and I went ahead to the shelf and took the cornflakes.
“How was your night with Alex?” He asked and I rose my brows at him.
“Sir?” I called, trying to possum.
“You went out with him, right? How was it?”
“Uhm…It was fine, sir” I replied bashfully and heard him chuckle.
“Have you realised Alex is in love with you?” He asked and my eyes dilated.
Why’s this guy playing pranks with me this early in the morning.
He turned and looked at me and laughed at the way I was looking like a ghost.
“What? I’m serious. He’s my buddy and I can tell when he’s in love. You guys even bought some ice cream, right? Do you think the normal Alex would do that?” He expounded and I kept staring at him like he was saying gibberish.
But, how did he know about the ice cream stuff?
I gulped nervously and looked down at the cornflakes, forgetting what I wanted to do with it.
“You’re confused, right?” He asked and laughed again.
“Well, don’t worry; I’ll prove it to you” he added and I looked at him, wondering what he meant.
He took the ice cubes and was about walking out when Alex suddenly showed up at the door.
He was putting on a white short and a red top. And surprisingly, Carl stopped walking and turned back to me.
“By the way, Jeanne” he said and I flinched, wondering what he had to say.
“Uhm…you’ll be going to Alpha Records later in the day, right?” He asked.
“Y…Yes sir” I stuttered a reply.
Alex was still standing at the door.
Then, Carl walked up to me and touched my hair.
“Don’t worry, I’ll drive you there myself, okay?” He said and I couldn’tcouldn’t even nod.
Hold on; is he doing this because of Alex?
He smiled and winked at me and headed back to the door.
“hi buddy” he waved at Alex and walked out the door.
I looked at Alex and noticed he was looking muddled – having a funny look.
I took the cornflake and milk and headed walked to the door.
“Good morning, sir” I greeted with a bow and he kept staring into my face.
“Yeah” was all he said as he entered into the kitchen and it got me startled.
Hold on; is Alex being jea…
No. What am I even thinking?
Later in the day, I went to the Alpha Records for some verifications and clearance, but of course, it wasn’t Carl who took me there.
On my way out, I ran into Hetty and two of the lovergirls she always moved around with.
“Jeanne” she called immediately as we both stopped in front of each other .
I smiled and bowed.
“Good day, ma’am” I beamed.
“Please, just call me Hetty. Besides, we’re one now” she said warmly and I smiled.
Wow! This girl’s just so different. How I wish Kim was like her.
“Hi, Jeanne” one of the lovergirls with her said.
“And I’m Lea” the other said and I nodded in agreement.
“Nice meeting you guys” I replied, feeling really shy.
I mean, these girls were people I could only see on TV.
I can’t believe I’m interacting freely with them right now.
“Welcome to the band, Jeanne. I hope you enjoy your time with us. By the way, hope you don’t mind if I got your contact?” Hetty said and gave her phone to me and I didn’t hesitate to collect it and type in my digits.
“Thank you…Hetty” I said and she smiled.
“See you later, dear. I’ll give you a call.” She said and left with the rest of the girls who waved at me before leaving.
Hm. At least, I met someone who isn’t as grumpy as Kim.
The day flew like wind and finally, it was time for our flight to Korea.
First, we had breakfast and when the loverboys came down, Carl sat next to me.
And Alex was facing us.
He kept talking and laughing to me the whole time and I noticed a strange expression on Alex’s face.
Carl didn’t pay any attention to any body in the dining except me and at some point, he’d use his hand or brush my hair.
“Uhm…Carl” Alex suddenly called.
“Can I have a word with you, please?” He asked and Carl shrugged.
“Sure, brother” he replied and stood up and left the dining with Alex.
Okay; what is going on?
I forced myself not to laugh as I got to a quiet place with Alex.
“What do you think you’re doing, Carl?” He asked immediately we got there and I tried to act confused.
“Uhm…I’ve been doing a lot of things lately. So, which of them are you…”
“Stop trying to turn into a joke, dude. I’m damn serious.” He cut me off.
“Why are you suddenly into Jeanne?”
I scoffed and looked at him.
“And…what does that mean? We’re just friends…”
“You don’t call that act just friends, Carl. Stop trying to play with that girl’s heart” he interrupted me again and I breathed out a wow.
“And whoever said I was playing with her heart, Alex? If I do have any feelings, you can be sure they’re real.” I said.
“Oh, please! You’re not ready for love, Carl. And you and I know that”
“Oh! And since when did you become a love counsellor? Besides…why are you suddenly concerned about Jeanne?” I asked, folding my hands.
“She’s my sister’s nanny!”
“Wow! So, are you being concerned about your sister or what?” I asked and he sighed and touched his forehead.
“I’m just warning you, Carl. Leave Jeanne out of your games” he said and started walking.
“Seriously? You’re warning me?” I asked as he walked away and immediately I was sure he had completely left, I busted into laughter.
Oh, my God! Are you kidding me?
Alex is a gonner!
Our luggages had already been kept in one of the cars that were following us to the airport and we were now walking to the garage.
Alex was ahead while Molly and Carl were beside me.
“Remember to bring me a lot of presents from Korea, okay?” Molly reminded me as we finally got to the garage where our cars were parked.
Alex had already gotten in and was now seated in the car.
“Of course baby. How can I forget?” I told her and pecked her cheek.
Then, I looked at Carl.
“I’ll miss you, Jeanne” he said pitifully.
“I wish I could go with you. Please, take care of yourself, okay?” He said and I forced myself not to laugh.
It sounds funny hearing all these from Carl.
“Uhm…Thank you sir” I replied and he pecked my hair.
“Uhm…Jeanne” Alex suddenly called from the car.
“I don’t wish to ruin this lovely friends moment, but if you wouldn’t mind, we have a flight to catch” he said and Carl hid his face on my shoulder to laugh.
“Isnt it obvious already?” He asked in a whisper and I found myself laughing as well.
“Okay. Take care of yourself, Jeanne. And be careful when you’re in the room with Alex. Remember, he’s a loverboy” he added in a whisper and it made me cringe.
What does he mean by that?
“Jeanne!” Alex called impatiently and I left Carl and ran to the car.
“I’m sorry, sir” I told him as I sat next to him in the car.
“Bye, nanny” Molly waved at me from outside and I waved back at her.
“Bye, beautiful” Carl also said and waved at me and immediately, Alex winned up the glasses, not giving me an opportunity to wave back at him.
What in the name of God?
He didn’t say anything as he brought out his headphone and tried connecting it.
I bent my head and laughed lightly.
“And what’s funny?” He asked and I lifted my head to look at him, surprised.
“Oh! Nothing, sir. Nothing” I replied and he breathed out a “whatever” and connected his headphones.