Chapter 5

Me: please put me down

Him: you shivering. Are you cold?

Me: please just put me down

He placed me inside the covers.

Him: are you cold? Are you coming down with the flu?

I shook my head unable to utter a single word. Please understand that when you afraid of something it does weird stuff to your body and that was me now. my heart was beating out of my chest almost like I was having panic attack

Him: Red talk to me please

Me: I’m scared of heights

He looked at me for a while and then laughed

Him: whoa you serious? I… I’m sorry I didn’t know that

Me: of cause you wouldn’t know

Him: so that means you afraid of being picked up? I couldn’t let you sleep on the floor now. you were going to catch a cold

Me: thanks for caring

Him: but it wasn’t even a height

Me: just being in the air or my feet not touching the ground scars me. it makes me feel like I’m having some sort of a panic attack

Him: that’s sad

Me: yeah

Him: so does that mean you can’t sit on a high chair?

Me: come on. A chair is a chair.

Him: but you said you don’t like your feet not touching the floor

Me: I’m too tired to have this talk with you.

Him: did you guys eat?

It then hit me. I didn’t make anything to eat and my little sister was probably hungry AF. OH God I’m the worst sister and she was in bed sleeping already

Me: what time is it?

Him: past 11pm. Wait you guys didn’t eat?

Me: it totally slipped my mind. I was too busy studying that I forgot

Him: lucky you I brought pizza. Wake the little one up and come eat

I nodded and he walked out. I woke Ivy up which was a struggle but eventually she woke up and we headed downstairs to eat and get to know each other seeing that we lived together.

Him: I’m an accountant and a partner at some accounting firm

Me: so that means you know your accounting right?

Him: top of my class red

Me: great. If you not busy can we look at few things. I kind of got stuck and that’s when I fell asleep cause I couldn’t crack it

Him: bring your books and let’s do this

I ran upstairs and came back with my books. Ivy finished eating and went straight to bed leaving me with Toby. This guy right here knew what he was doing. He wasn’t lying by the top of the class statement because he was really smart and he made it all seem like the simplest thing known to men. We slept at 3am in the morning and I was writing at 9am. I was sure going to pass that paper with the help I got last night or should I say this morning. We got to school and he parked in front of the gate.

Him: I won’t be available to pick you two up so I got you a driver her name is Ashlene… she’s my PA. here is cash for lunch for the both of ya’ll and I will see you guys later. Red Ace that exam ok!

I nodded.

Me: thank you Tobias

Him: you welcome. Ivy see you later

She smiled and then we got off the car and went inside. All eyes were on us. remember I have a rep in this school and me rocking up in a Benz doesn’t make things any easier for me. Ari came to me and threw herself at me in a bone crushing hug.

Her: I am so sorry.

Me: its ok

Her: no it’s not ok. Mom threw him out. he confessed and mom threw him out. please come back Landa. I tried calling you but your phone was off. Where did you sleep? Are you ok? Oh my God

I pulled her away from me and held her at arm’s length.

Me: Ri I’m fine. Ivy is fine. We slept at this guy’s house

Her: guy?

Me: not a client or anything like that. I met him yesterday after mom kicked me out and he offered us a place to stay when we left your house

Her: do you trust him though?

Me: he seems trustworthy

Her: that’s not an answer. Landa you have been through a lot and for you to trust a stranger this easily

Me: I don’t know Ri there’s just something about him that makes the hair on the back of my neck lie down. he seems genuine

Her: whatever you say

“Hey Ladies”

I knew who it was. I can never seem to get his voice out of my head no matter how hard I try

Him: new client? Rocking up in a Mercedes

I turned to slap him with the back of my hand

Me: go fuck yourself Raphael!

I said walking straight to class. I know I live the life of a prostitute or escort or whatever you choose to call it but I’m not that person. I don’t do any of the things I did by choice or because I wanted to. I just wanted us to stop going to bed on an empty stomach. You see when your mother brings her friends over and eat with her friends while you are locked up in your room and all you can wake up to the next day is bones of yesterday’s meat you can’t help but try and find means to change the situation and if mother says this will put food on the table then who are you to act a fool and not take the offer? I got into class and this bitch who hates me and I hate her walked over to me and pressed her hands on my desk

Her: neighbourhood whore

Me: and you would know right?

Her: I saw the car you pulled up in

Me: yeah and you’ve pulled up in how many this week alone?

Her: listen here whore

Me: no you listen here slut! Don’t try me because we both know it won’t end well

Her: let’s just hope little Ivy doesn’t end up like you

She walked away I griped her hair and pulled her by it making her scream in agony. You can diss me all you want just don’t go anywhere near my sister

Me: could you repeat that there’s just something about him that makes the hair on the back of my neck lie down. he seems genuine

Her: whatever you say

“Hey Ladies”

I knew who it was. I can never seem to get his voice out of my head no matter how hard I try

Him: new client? Rocking up in a Mercedes

I turned to slap him with the back of my hand

Me: go fuck yourself Raphael!

I said walking straight to class. I know I live the life of a prostitute or escort or whatever you choose to call it but I’m not that person. I don’t do any of the things I did by choice or because I wanted to. I just wanted us to stop going to bed on an empty stomach. You see when your mother brings her friends over and eat with her friends while you are locked up in your room and all you can wake up to the next day is bones of yesterday’s meat you can’t help but try and find means to change the situation and if mother says this will put food on the table then who are you to act a fool and not take the offer? I got into class and this bitch who hates me and I hate her walked over to me and pressed her hands on my desk

Her: neighbourhood whore

Me: and you would know right?

Her: I saw the car you pulled up in

Me: yeah and you’ve pulled up in how many this week alone?

Her: listen here whore

Me: no you listen here slut! Don’t try me because we both know it won’t end well

Her: let’s just hope little Ivy doesn’t end up like you

She walked away I griped her hair and pulled her by it making her scream in agony. You can diss me all you want just don’t go anywhere near my sister

Me: could you repeat that I didn’t quite get it

Her: you hurting me

Me: I said repeat that

Her: I’m sorry

Me: what?

Her: I’m sorry

I let go of her and she fixed her hair and cat walked away. You might say I have anger issues but when people are always picking on you on a daily you tend to become that person. It’s safe to say I aced that paper because they repeated a question paper Toby and I had found online last night and managed to solve it all. I think I might have gotten a 90-something percent in it. I went to check on Ivy and I found her sitting under a desk in her class crying.

Me: Yvette what’s wrong baby?

She shook her head and just cried some more. I didn’t know what to make of it because I was hurt but I was also mad at whoever would make my little sister cry.

Me: Ivy talk to me

I said pulling her out under the desk and she finally agreed to come out. we sat on the desk and she wiped her tears

Me: talk to me baby cheeks

Her: it was this other boy from grade 9 he pulled my skirt down on the school grounds

Me: he did what? Show me this boy

She shook her head

Me: Yvette show me this boy now!

I said pulling her hand and we walked to the school grounds and there was a group of boys playing soccer

Me: which one is he?

She pointed at some boy with freckles. I walked up to him and kicked him in the balls while he was busy being a goal keeper

Me: next time I’ll do more than just kick you in the balls. If your horny ass so much as look in my little sister’s direction ever again I will chop your balls off and hang them on the school front gate. Try me

With that I walked over to my sister leaving him crouching down to the pain. We got outside and a car flickered its light. I was pretty sceptical until a lady walked out and came to us

Her: I’m Ashlene Mr Evans assistant. You two must be Ivy and Red

I couldn’t help but laugh. Of cause he said to his assistant I was Red. I’m probably the only red head in this school. Trust me it caused a huge fight between me and the principal and I won because I was not about to dye my natural hair colour to something else while they let the blondes and the brunettes be. We got into Ashlene’s car and she drove us to Mac D

Her: so what will you ladies be having? And before you say no I was ordered not to take no for an answer

Me: fine. Fold over meal please and Ivy?

Ivy: I’ll have a big mac meal thank you

With that she went through the drive thru and ordered our meals and then after that she droves us to Toby’s place. We said our good byes and went inside

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