Sat. May 11th, 2024






{Rebecca’s pov}


“Thank you.”


I said to the man who helped me lay my suitcase In the boot of the taxi that was supposed to take me to my father’s estate.


Settled inside the taxi, I took off my glasses as it began to move, I actually wanted to see everything at the same time, I haven’t been to Orlando since I was five, and everything here had changed from how I remembered it.


I came back for my sister’s wedding, and once it was done, I’d have to fly back to New York city because of my restaurant business.


I haven’t seen anywhere yet but I was beginning to miss the place already.


“You don’t look like you’re from around here?” The taxi driver asked, glancing at me from his mirror.


I gave a small smile. “I actually am, but I don’t stay around.” “Oh, Orlando’s a beautiful place.” The taxi driver smiled.


“I can see that.” I returned the smile politely.


I looked through the window and indeed, Orlando was a very beautiful place, it also looked busy, I wonder if my father’s estate has changed- how will he react when he sees me?


Worry clouded my cheerful face. My Dad and I weren’t exactly the best of buddies.


Sixteen years ago, my Mom and Dad went through a heartbreaking divorce and my dad begged me to stay with him and my sister, but I couldn’t leave my mom at a time like that, so I decided to stay with my mom.



Mom was heart broken for some time, but soon she got over it but she never dated, she and I managed the restaurant business, I tried to convince her to come with me but she said and I quote. “Someone’s got to manage the business.


You go, give April my best wishes.” I knew my mom was scared that April wouldn’t want her there but I was quite sure that April would be glad to have four of us at the wedding.


The Taxi started to jerk forward with a little force, “Is everything okay?” I asked the taxi driver.


“Err, not really, the car’s about to break down.” The man gave a nervous laugh.


Finally, he parked the car Infront of a busy shop, actually we were still in the busy streets. “Is it serious?” I asked him.


“Not really, I’ll check it out, and then we’ll be outta here in no time.” The man assured, getting down from the car.


I gave a small sigh and relaxed back on my seat, I looked through the window, scanning the environment, actually, we were Infront of a flower shop and my eyes were pinned on a beautiful girl of about three, who played with the flowers Infront of the shop, her Ponytails blew freely all over her face due to the wind, a small smile played on my lips.


The sight was beautiful, I could see her mom smiling down at her, but she was soon distracted by a costumer who came for some flowers.


I continued to watch the small girl who clearly reminded me of me, I loved flowers, sixteen years ago, my dad made a garden for April and I, April was actually seven by then, she took care of me anytime mom decided to leave the house. we were really close… When April contacted me few weeks ago, I was so glad that she at least remembered me. She also asked me to convince mom to be available. Well, we all know how that played out-


I was brought out of my train of thoughts when I saw the small girl crying, and her knee was bleeding, apparently, the man in a suit knocked her off her feet and never



bothered to turn around to see if the girl was injured or not, the man had guards around him.


What a rude guy!


I saw people give way for him to go through.


Before I knew it, I was getting down from the Taxi, if no one bothered to put that rude man in his place, then I think I should!


“Hey!” I yelled, walking with fast pace, trying to meet up with him and his minions, “Hey!!!” People gasped as they realized I was actually going after the rude man!


I groaned in annoyance as I increased my pace more, and finally, I caught up to him and pushed him from his broad back, making him jerk forward, and Making his men turn to me with angry stares as if they wanted to attack, I have to admit, it scared me but I had to stand my ground.


I noticed how people shook their head in pity for me. But why?


“Leave it.” The so-called deaf rude man said as he turned around slowly, I raised my brows at him, and was about to lash out when I caught sight of his full facial view, I tried so hard to stop my jaw from dropping. He looked dashingly handsome in his very dark shade of glasses.


Did I just push a god?


What are you doing Becca! Stand your ground, give this pretty boy what he deserves.


“Who do you think you are? You can’t just knock down a little girl without saying sorry? I demand you say sorry now!” I said to him.


He slowly took off his glasses and handed it to one of his minions, he looked around and then his eyes turned to meet mine again.



“And why would I do that?” He asked, his voice and expression was void of any kind of emotion, not even a slight look of anger in sight!


I was beginning to feel intimidated. “W-well, it’s wrong! You have to apologise to the kid and her mom.” I said.


He scoffed and looked around for some seconds, a small crowd was beginning to form. Why weren’t they supporting me in this? Didn’t they see what happened?


Some people gave me the silly eye signal message to leave the issue, but no!


Justice must be served!


“I’m not doing no d–n thing, so why don’t you turn around and head back to wherever the hell you crawled out from.” His voice was still calm and his face still showed no emotion.


Someone from the crowd gestured with his hand that I should just leave. But I didn’t listen.


“You know, I used to think that people like you only exist in movies, now- I’m pretty sure douchebags like you truly exist!”


He still remained expressionless. “Are you done?” He asked me.


“No I’m not! You really are so full of yourself, aren’t you? You need to realize your mistakes, you need to apologise to the kid, don’t you see she’s hurt?”


His eyes moved to an angle behind me. “She seems okay.” He said. “Now are you done?”


I was stunned by this, I took a quick look at the little girl to see that she was still sobbing and her mom was telling her to keep quiet.


“I can’t believe this, you’re such an idiot.” I didn’t know what else to say. “You have no common courtesy! Not even a little, just because you’re rich doesn’t mean you trample on the poor.”


He cocked a brow. “Do you need money?” He asked me.


I fumed. “What is that supposed to mean.”


He simply shrugged, his face blank. “You’re an a—–e! You’re such a rude


inconsiderate bastard-”


“I guess you’re done.” He took his shades back then slide it back on. He turned and began to walk away.


“Hey! Don’t be a freaking coward and apologize to the kid!” I dared to say.


He stopped and turned around, this time when he took off his glasses, his eyes were filled with anger. “You watch what you say to me.” His voice was deep and dark with anger.


I moved closer, standing in front of Mr pretty boy. “Or what? What. Can. You. Do?”


Ohhh… What are you doing Becca.


Immediately, just like a speed of light, my feet was off the ground, I realized one of the guards had swooped me up in his rough hands to his shoulder.


“Wh-what are you doing?!!! Put me down!!! Now!!!” I yelled, I threw weak blows at his back as we moved further away from the little girl. “Put me down you big – wide- backed man!!! Put me down this instant!”


Suddenly, I saw two limos stopping Infront of us, we stopped too and another man opened the limo door that I was soon thrown into.


They slammed the door shut!


What? No? What’s going on?


I tried to open the door but it wouldn’t budge! Holy poo! What is happening?


“Let me out!” I hit the obviously tinted window. “Let me out you psychos!!!” I saw the pretty boy slide into another limo. Suddenly we started to move!



“Help! Somebody help me please! Somebody help!!!!” I yelled through the window as everyone minded their own business, what the hell is going on with this town? Why is no one saying anything?


Fear began to rise in my chest.


What the hell have I gotten myself into?














By :Wunmi Ade




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