I picked the call, but didn’t hear anything from the other line.
“Hello?” I said on the phone, but still didn’t hear a thing.
Why isn’t he or she saying anything?
The call ended and being curious, I tried calling back, but surprisingly, it was switched off.
I tried It again, but still switched off.
Then, just then, Alex walked in and I dropped the phone.
“Still eating?” He asked and I nodded and he resumed sitting on the bed with me.
He didn’t say any other thing and I noticed his mood kind of looked different.
We ate in a brooding silence and he stood up before me and asked me to hurry up.
He went to the wardrobe and brought out his luggage, taking it outside.
I tried hastening the meal so I could meet up with him. Well, seriously, I was starving and don’t know why. I wonder if it could be a result of the incidence…
Soon, I was done eating and went to the wardrobe to get something to wear.
I took out a shirt and trouser and black p*nt and while I was putting on the p*nt, the door suddenly opened and alex came in.
“No!” I tried stopping him, but he already came in.
“Oh! I’m sorry. I’m so sorry” he said quickly and rushed out.
Well, thank God I still had my towel on. Just that, my hips were exposed.
I sighed as I finally wore it on.
What am I even hiding from him? When he had touched and used every part of my body last night?
I took the trouser and shirt and wore them on and brushed my hair in front of the mirror.
Then, I applied a little lipstick and that was it.
Alex opened the door again and peeped before fully walking in.
“So…you ready?” He asked and I nodded again.
Gosh! I just hope I don’t turn into a lizard.
He went to the wardrobe and helped me with my luggage, rolling it out.
I looked around the room and making doubly sure there was nothing i was leaving behind, I also left.
We drove to the airport where the Alpha Personal jet was already waiting for us and we took our flight back to America.
“Nanny!!!” Molly screamed in excitement and ran to me just as i was getting out of the car.
Oh, God! It seems she’s been waiting outside for me to return.
“Baby!” I reciprocated and opened my arms wide for her to jump in.
She jumped on me and I carried her and embraced her, both of us laughing.
“I missed you, nanny” she said happily as I dropped her back on the floor.
“Oh, darling. I missed you more. How’ve you been?” I asked after pecking her cheek.
Alex was also out of the car.
“I’m fine, nanny.”
She paused and went to Alex; embracing him as well.
“I missed you too, brother” she said, brimful with smiles and Alex pecked her hair after dropping her back on the floor.
“And how’ve you been?” He asked, vacuously.
“I’m fine, Alex. Just missed nanny a lot” she replied and ran back to me.
I looked at Alex who also shut me a stare. Then, I quickly took my eyes away and looked back at Molly.
“Come on, let’s go in” I told her and she nodded and we started walking into the house again.
Alex trailed behind us while the guards brought out the bags from the car.
We entered into the sitting room and the first person I saw there was Carl.
“Heyy! Look whom we have here. The princess is back” he exclaimed as he stood up and pulled me in a hug.
“Good morning, sir” I greeted with a smile and a bow.
“Morning, pretty. How was your stay in Korea?” He asked and just then, Alex came in.
I paused and looked at him ,then back at Carl.
“Uhm…it was great. Thanks” I replied quickly.
“Hey, Bro. Good to have you back” he said to Alex as he walked up to him and gave him a side hug.
“Yeah. Thanks” Alex replied and touched his forehead.
“Wow! They’re back!” I heard someone say and I turned to see Daniel and Malcolm climbing down the stairs.
“Good morning, sirs” I greeted with a bow.
“Good morning, dear. How was your flight?” Malcolm asked as they entered fully into sitting room.
“It was fine, sir.”
“Good to have you back” Daniel also said with a warm smile.
“Thank you, sir”
“Nanny, where’re the gifts I asked you for?” Molly asked immediately.
“Oh! They’re with Alex. I’ll give them to you later” I replied and she nodded.
“You…now call Alex by his name?” Malcolm asked and I bit my lips and looked at Alex who was uncannily staring at me.
“Uh…” I paused and took my eyes away and they ran into Carl who was staring and smiling at me.
“is there something wrong with it?” Alex asked icily and Daniel coughed.
“Uhm…Alex, you need to get ready for the flight. We’ll be leaving soon” Daniel said and I flinched.
What flight? Where’re they going?
Alex didn’t say anything but just took the stairs.
“Let’s go, nanny” Molly said and held my hand and we left the sitting room together, going upstairs to her room.
When we got to the door, she stopped and asked of the gifts that were in Alex’s possession and I also thought of it. How do I get them now? I can’t go to his room.
I don’t want to.
“Should I go and get them myself?” She asked and I itched my head.
“Uhm…don’t worry; I’ll do that” I told her and she went into the room while I proceeded to Alex’s.
I knocked on the door but didn’t hear a reply until I knocked for the second time.
“Come in” I heard him say and I slowly opened the door and went in.
I entered the room and met him folding some clothes on the bed.
“Jeanne” he called when he noticed I was the one.
I cleared my throat and drew closer.
“I uhm…wanna get the gifts I got for Molly” I said and he nodded and brought out the gifts which were wrapped in a polythene.
“Thank you” I told him and tried turning around to leave.
“I’ll be gone for a week” he said and I turned to look at him.
“We’re leaving for a week program – I and the rest of the boys”. He said and I nodded slowly.
“So…will you be fine?” He asked and I wondered what he meant by that.
“Uhm…yes. Good luck” I replied and hurried out of the room.
When I got outside, I leaned my back on the door and took in a deep breath.
My heart was beating so fast.
I can’t believe he’s going to be away for a week. And he’s actually leaving without saying a word to me – about last night.
I closed my eyes and tried getting over It. Perhaps, it was a bad idea to had let him gain free access to my body.
Why did I even let it happen?
Perhaps, I should’ve learnt to control my feelings.
Although, I do love him. But, I wasn’t so sure if he felt the same way as well.
I thought about it and it hurt me a lot.
I opened my eyes and surprisingly found Carl standing and staring at me.
He was standing at the entrance of the passage and I quickly left the door and also stood, facing him.
Oh, Jeanne! I can’t believe he’s been staring at me the whole time, leaning on Alex’s door.
I stood speechless, staring at him. And he smiled, shook his head and left.
I spent the whole time in the room with Molly, giving her enough opportunities to tell me all the stories she had in mind. If only she knew my attention was so not there.
I kept thinking about Alex and everything that’s happened. They were eating me up and I really needed to hear something from him.
After about an hour, I heard someone knock on the door and I went to check it out.
Unexpectedly, it was Carl.
“Uhm…Sir?” I called, still standing by the door.
“What’re you doing?” He asked and I looked into the room, then back at him.
“Uhm…nothing really. I’m just with Molly” I replied.
“Okay. Well, we’re about leaving. So, I thought you might want to say bye to Alex” he said and smiled and I twitched.
Why’s he smiling?
And oh! They’re leaving already?
“Uh…okay. I’ll be there” I replied and expected him to leave, but he didn’t.
“Jeanne,” he called and chuckled.
“What the hell happened between you and Alex?”
I flinched and took my eyes to the floor.
Why’s he asking such question?
“S…Sir,” I stuttered and licked my chapped lips.
“I…I don’t get you. Nothing happened” I replied and he chuckled again.
“Really?” He asked with a smile and I just nodded.
“Okay, then. I’m off. Bye” he said and left and I heaved a huge sigh as I closed the door and leaned my back on it.
Has our attitude been that obvious that even Carl was able to notice it?
I stayed in the room for a long time, feeling scared to go out and meet Alex.
Then, after some time, I decided to go out and by the time I did, they were already driving away.
I stood, looking at them until they finally drove out of the compound.