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Chapter 4

  • Mirabel woke up early and headed to the movies set where she had a role before she went for "Celebrity Interview " a TV show in which questions where asked about the celebrity life. "Good morning Mirabel". Nina her manager greeted . " good morning Nina , can we get start already?". Mirabel asked . "yea sure, your make up is okay . you can go on the set now". Nina said as she checked her face and body . " that's Mirabel the actress whore". Stephanie Ryan , a rival and top actress said to the her group of young artists . " she looks so innocent yet so terrible". A new actress who was trying to get famous said . "she's so cheap , our Stephanie would never stoop so lowand that's why our Miss Stephanie would always be better than her and get more roles and endorsement deals. Sometimes sleeping your way doesn't help or have any impact , so it's advisable to work diligently and have respect for your Superiors". Mia, Stephanie's cocky manager said raising her head up . " always smiling at directors on the set but sleeping with them at night". An actor said pointing at her. Mirabel noticed the set was unusually quiet and there was tension in the air. "Omg, look at what a blogger posted". Nina said as she scrolled on a picture of mirabel standing in the lobby of Stirling hotel which she saw online. " Popular Mirabel George smiling on sets but sleeping with directors at night just to get lead roles ". Nina read out with shock. " look I don't give a fuck about what the netizens think or what any blogger posts, lets just cover all the schedules I have today. I'm the type of celebrity who doesn't care about any news that has no meaning ". Mirabel with a defiant attitude ignored all the remarks and jokes made at her expense and acted her role without mistakes and got appraisal from the director which got everyone talking again. "She's so slutty , why can't Miss Stephanie be the lead role instead , I do not like her one bit ". Tiana, a new actress said . " don't get stressed up, I left the role for her. I don't need to tint my image with her bad behaviour and besides I'm on a low key now, I'm giving her the space to become popular but if she miss uses the opportunity, I would get her out of this set immediately ". Stephanie said with pride as everyone looked at her with envious eyes. " Mirabel, we have to do something about this scandal. You've lost two endorsement deals". Nina said with sorry as she ended the last call. "Look do anything you wish . Anything that has to do with the internet doesn't have any impact on me , I don't give a fuck about what any fan says about me , I have no business with the internet". Mirabel said with a wave of her finger as she left the movie set in her car with her manager beside her. " the head manager is call". Nina said with a voice filled with panic as she hurriedly picked the call. "Yes sir..... We would do something about it sir............ I would have it cleared very soon.............I promise to do something sir". Nina said as she ended the call and tries to think of ways to end the scandal. " what the fuck did Kate post "?. Nina shouted as she showed Mirabel what Kate posted. " The sister I grew up with isn't the slutty type but I guess fame and wealth could make people do the extreme". Kate posted on her Twitter page . "seems like Kate wants to roll in the mud". Mirabel said getting angry coz she was the one who invited her for the authors hangout. " lots of netizens are defending her and throwing shades at you. Did you have a fight with Kate coz I know she's really jealous you got to get the lead role and she wasn't offered any role?. I really need to have a good talking with Kate, she doesn't expect her poor acting to be more preferable than your excellent one ". Nina said with horror as she checked the comments as a fight ensures between Mirabel's fans and Kate's fans. And you have a show today, if something isn't done your show could be cancelled or more endorsement deals could get cancelled ". Nina said as she continued scrolling. " I'll send a screenshot and a voice note to you , post it on my page and caption it with . "Kate seems to have forgotten that she invited me to the hotel and I spent the night at home not at any director's bed". Mirabel said with a mischievous smirk. " wow that's really brilliant, it'll make everyone beg you and get more deals which means more money for me". Nina said with excitement as she posted what Mirabel had said. "Omg , your fans have increased by two million followers". Nina said with excitement. " Geez , everyone is really going crazy and lots of people are blaming Kate and the blogger, you turned the table around so perfectly. Working with you is so easy and stress free, I didn't even bribe anyone or get the media to publish it before it all turned around ". Nina said with a look of pride. " I'm so proud to be your manager ". Nina said getting emotional . " if you're proud why not increase my payment". Mirabel said with a grin. "Humph , just a compliment and you're growing wings , I'll make a mental note not to compliment you again". Nina joked as she turned her face and burst into laughter with Mirabel.
  • " what the fuck went wrong. Why did my followers reduce so drastically ". Kate said with anger as she threw her phone on the couch. Ma'am Mirabel posted a screenshot and voice note of you inviting her to the hotel". Andrew, Kate's manager said with a look of panic as Kate started throwing things at him. " you fool, I told you to make a scandal that would tint her image not brighten it". Kate complained as she looked at her manager with disgust. "Ma'am I did as you bade me ". Andrew said with sorrow as he tried to dogde the objects hurled at him. " look you fool, Mirabel has 35 million followers and I'm struggling to keep the 5 million I have ". Kate said with anger as she checked the comments. " dig up any old picture and send it to my DM now!" Kate scowled as her manager scurried for his tablet. "My manager was at fault to release such false and terrible lie about my sister. I sincerely apologize everyone, I'll get a new well trained manager. Big sorry to my lovely little sis Mirabel". Kate posted on her page as everyone attacked her manager and few defended her.
  • " Seems like Kate is trying to use you to get few followers ". Nina said as she laughed at Kate's post. " typical Kate, blaming others and justifying herself". Nina said with a smile. "I'm ready!!". Mirabel said as she stood up and showed Nina her make up. " so pretty ". Nina complimented. " let's get going we wouldn't want to keep the eager guest waiting". Mirabel said as she picked up her bag and left in a blue tight flowing gown with a cut from the toe to her tigh, exposing a little of her skin. She went in her car to All News TV station where she got lots of fans admiring her and lots of cameras taking pictures. "Mirabel, is it tire that you sleep with directors to get roles?". A reporter questioned hurriedly as was taken inside with guards protecting her. " Thanks a lot for honoring our invitation ". Ann the host said as she hugged Mirabel. " okay everyone we're live in four .... Three. ....two....one". The director said as they started the show. "So nice to have you on the show Mirabel". Ann greeted with a pleasant smile. " its so nice of you to invite me for a show". Mirabel replied back with a beautiful smile. "So Mirabel , lots of fans would like to know personal things about you... Say a description of yourself". Ann said as she checked the comments on her tab. " weelll... What can I say , I'm 22 and I'm single , I've dated a guy in my school days and believe me I've gat nothing to write about it". Mirabel concluded with a hearty laugh. "Wow , I'm also thinking the same coz school love is the beat and can be the worst". Ann said. " yea it gets all nasty when you no longer want it anymore". Mirabel added with a nod . "so have you ever been taunted at school, do you have a nickname, and tell us about your most embarrassing scene". Ann said. " Okay, yea I've been taunted twice at kindergarten for peeing in my uniform,. I was nicknamed Wet pants and my most embarrassing scene was when I was asked to perform a poem at kindergarten. Though I do not remember having all theses memories but my father made a video of the school play and used it to make me laugh whenever I was angry coz it was as funny as hell". Mirabel said laughing. "Okay , tell us about what happened". Ann asked. " well I was in front of everyone and I was just too shy and scared to speak , so I wet my pants and ran out of the stage with my friends laughing and it was just so terrible". Mirabel said looking sad. "Awwn you don't have to feel bad ,we al have stories to tell". Ann comforted . " yea we all do ". Mirabel. " so a fan is curious if you had a fight with Kate or her manager because of the scandal that came up few hours ago?". Ann asked . "well , I don't have a feud with anyone, but if her manager has any problem with me ,I guess he's supposed to come straightened it out and not use tricks to tanish my image". Mirabel said with a straight face . " So what's your ideal, like do you believe it's her manager or it's Kate?". Ann questions. "Well, I don't know what to believe but if anyone tries to tint my image, I would take that person on a long journey of regret. I'm a very cool person but when it comes to people trying to hurt or do any damage to me , believe me I'm vicious". Mirabel said with a cold smile.
  • The interview continued as Ann asked lots of questions which the fans were very curious about and the show ending briefly with Ann and Mirabel laughing greatly and signing few autographs as the directors complemented her performance. " she's so calm and humble". Ann said to the manager who nodded. "I knew it would be a great idea to invite Mirabel alone without Kate". The director said . " Kate is so full of her self and would demand for outrageous things". Ann said as she left and hugged Mirabel who was leaving already.
  • "You really did great there". Nina said as she and Mirabel entered the car. " thanks I was trained by the best manager ever". Mirabel said with a mock bow. "When we have any board meeting , please do remind me to boast ". Nina said teasingly. " hello, Mirabel George manager on the phone and you". Nina said as she answered the call. "You want to offer an endorsement deal... She's filled for the week how about next week..... Okay I'll check my messages ... Thank you". Nina said on the phone. " I have new deals and I don't get any time off next week right?". Mirabel said shaking her head. "No darling this isn't just an endorsement deal, The producer on the phone is .....Charles Dave...". Nina said with a scream as they both laugh. " yea baby , Charles wants you to be on the new movie he's about to create ".Nina said . " wow, Charles inviting my for an interview, I was always the one who goes for interviews and many times I wouldn't even get picked!". Mirabel said . "we would celebrate next week when we know if you would be in the movie or not". Nina said as the car drove to Mirabel's garage. " and we have an appointment with the board tomorrow, don't be late or you would get your ass lots of punishment". Nina said as she got out of the car and left in her own car.Tiredly Mirabel walked sluggishly to her apartment and went to her room and fell into a deep sleep.The school was so terrible. Ariana got home to meet her drunk father talking to himself and crying. ''If those God dammed wolves hadn't taken her away, I would still be in good shape". Mark lamented as he gulped down beer.
  • "Hey, Dad". Ariana muttered as she covered her nose. " oh welcome daughter, I was just thinking about your mother. Why were the wolves wicked and why did they take your mother of all people". Mark questioned rhetorically.
  • "I've told you countless times that mom died due to stroke. Her whole body went stiff and blood didn't circulate her body. Don't you get it"!. Ariana yelled as anger overwhelmed her.
  • " you always talk about wolves yet none has been discovered and it seems beer seems to make you mentally unstable". Ariana said pained as she remembered what her mom looked like.
  • Ariana went inside to her room and scattered the whole wardrobe where she usually kept her money and with a look of horror fell to the floor and wept.
  • "mom, does it feel right to leave me to suffer all these alone". Ariana whispered as tears flowed freely.
  • Money intended for paying the debt her father had brought upon her he has taken it and probably used it for beer.
  • " I'm sick of working my ass off only for him to steal my money". Ariana thought as she went to the sitting room. "Where's the money I kept in the wardrobe"?. Ariana asked as she looked at him with strangling eyes.
  • " oh daughter, I had to pay the debt for the beer and the little balance I used it to get myself a few bottles". Mark said with a hiccup.
  • "So you mean to say you used the money I saved up while working my ass all day and you just feel it's right to use it on drinks"?. Ariana asked with tears as she stared at the man she called her father.
  • " The money I saved up to pay the debt you brought to this house. The same money I save up to get food for you rather than let you starve.
  • I work my ass off trying to get money for the drug the doctor administered and you just go into my room and take it like it's not a big deal"?. Ariana said with a voice that carried so much pain.
  • "Oh my little daughter, I didn't take too much money, I had been the one providing for your needs before you grew up so why not return the favour". Mark said staggering towards the kitchen.
  • Ariana went inside the house and packed up the belongings she has inside a bag and went to the parlour.
  • " Since you don't deem it fit to change your behaviours, I'm leaving the house for you. I don't give a fuck if loan sharks take the house and make you leave on the street. Just pretend I don't exist anymore coz the father I had died when my mother died". Ariana spat out angrily as she left the house and banged the door roughly.
  • "She'll be back soon I guess". Mark said he lay on the floor to sleep. Ariana took her bag and went to Burger It All, where she kept her bag in the changing room.
  • " Is everything alright, coz your face isn't all that good"?. Charlotte asked as she looked at Ariana. "I'm okay, there's nothing to worry about". Ariana said trying to keep her voice calm.
  • "Ari we've been friends since childhood, you can think of me as your sister . if you ever need a shoulder to cry on I'll always be there for you". Charlotte said solemnly as she held Ariana's cheek.
  • "I can't take it anymore". Ariana burst out with tears. " School was the worst, I got taunted and insulted just because my background isn't like theirs and only to get home for my father to take the money I intend on using to pay for the loan he got". Ariana said as she cried on Charlotte's shoulder.
  • "it's all gonna be alright, just hang in there . It'll be over very soon". Charlotte said as she patted Ariana's back saying soothing words.
  • " when just when would everything be over. If mom hadn't died I wouldn't be in this state". Ariana cried more.
  • "shuh, you just have to keep striving, very soon it'll end in something good". Charlotte comforted. Ariana went to the bathroom and washed her face before starting the day's job.
  • When Ariana finished late at night she realized she had nowhere to go and kicked against going back home. Walking down the road, Ariana was lost in her thoughts wasn't aware of the oncoming car that almost ran into her.
  • With a screeching sound, the wheels of the car came to a halt and a woman richly dressed hurried out. " Are you okay dear"?. She asked.
  • Ariana who was brought to earth by the noise made by the car just stared at the woman and passed out due to shock.
  • "Hurry, let's take her to the hospital ". Fiona said to her driver as she held Ariana in her arm.
  • " ma'am, going to the hospital might be risky coz there's a heavy road jam and the distance is far, it's best if we took her home". The driver suggested. " okay just help me get him into the car". Fiona instructed.
  • Fiona took Ariana to her house and got the maids to take care of her and got a doctor ready to check up on her.
  • Ariana woke up startled as she looked around the room and tries to remember how she got to where she is but it only brought a dull ache to her head. "Oh, you're awake dear". Fiona said as she entered the room.
  • " go. Good eve. Evening ma'am" Ariana stuttered as she tried to rise from the bed but stooped when she felt a sharp pain in her head.
  • "doctor". Fiona said as the door opened revealing a doctor with a work bag. He used his stethoscope to check her heartbeat and checked her temperature and nodded his head a few times and wrote a few notes which he handed to Fiona who glanced at them then ordered a maid to get the drugs he prescribed.
  • "She's just stressed up and lacks vitamins and sleep, try getting lots of rest and you would be perfectly fit in a few days to come". The doctor said and bowed slightly toward Fiona's side and left. " hello". Fiona said as she looked at the stranger she brought home.
  • "H... Hi". Ariana stammered as she bowed her head. " Hope you don't need anything, do you feel hungry or thirsty". Fiona said as she sat down at the wooden end of the bed. "No not at all ma'am, please how did I get here". Ariana asked carefully.
  • " oh dear you almost got hit by my car last night and you passed out from shock
  • k so I brought you here". Fiona explained calmly . "thanks to a lot ma'am". Ariana said bowing her head slightly as she sat up . " but dear what were you doing out late, it's dangerous for people to be outside late at night especially young girls". Fiona warned.
  • "Thanks, ma'am ". Ariana replied as she looked around and found her bag in a corner of the room. " it's alright, the maid would bring your food and you would take your medicine okay"?. Fiona said looking at Ariana who nodded then went outside.
  • The maid brought chicken and waffles in a tray with orange juice and a few drugs. Ariana took a few spoons before she knew how hungry she is, she ravished the whole food and used the juice to take the medicine before retiring back to sleep.
  • "God so this is what being rich feels like". Ariana muttered as she drifted to sleep. " mom it's risky to help people ". Kayden whispered to his mom who sighed.
  • " son I just couldn't leave her there, she looked so desolate ". Fiona said feeling pity for Ariana. " fine mom if there's any problem you have your alpha son to help you". Kayden said as he stormed out of the house angrily.
  • "Huh hmm". Ariana said as she coughed to alert Fiona of her presence in the sitting room. " oh you're awake dear". Fiona said as she offered a seat to Ariana.
  • "I appreciate your kindness but I have to get going now". Ariana said . " oh is it because of what my son said, oh he's grumpy you don't have to worry, how about you tell me about yourself". Fiona said as she sat close to Ariana.
  • "I'm an only child living with my father and my mom is dead". Ariana said briefly.
  • " oh, that's sad". Fiona comforted. " do you attend any school or something "?. Fiona asked
  • . " yes I attend Sawyer college ". Ariana replied making Fiona look at Ariana with astonishment. "I got a scholarship ". Ariana said clearing Fiona's doubt.
  • " Okay, that's cool". Fiona muttered. "I need to go ma'am, I can't thank you enough". Ariana appreciated it as she went to the room and took her bag.
  • " Why are you in such a hurry, do you have somewhere to be,
  • it's the weekend so you should have time for yourself ". Fiona said to Ariana who was about to leave . " actually I have a job and I might lose it if I don't get there fast". Ariana fidgeted.
  • "Oh, so you work during weekends"?. Fiona said as a thought came to her head. " how about you work for me"?. Fiona asked.
  • "I don't seem to understand you, ma'am "?. Ariana said with confusion. " what I mean is my son requires a maid, you could work for him while attending school and you don't have to work extra time since the pay is enough". Fiona aid as she studied Ariana.
  • "Ma'am, I'm story but I can't accept the job . I'll have to live with a man alone in the same house and it doesn't seem proper". Ariana said timidly.
  • " you're just the maid I need for Jay, he doesn't like girls and he expects you to be invisible when he's home but you can do anything you want when he's out". Fiona said and muttered a prayer so Ariana would accept her offer.
  • "Oh okay, ". Ariana said nodding her head slightly. " name your price and you would have it ". Fiona said to Ariana who was more than happy to have a fixed job that paid more than her previous jobs. " okay when do I have to start ma'am"?. Ariana questioned.
  • "oh anytime you wish I'll take you to his house to get acquainted with him then you start when you're ready". Fiona said . " okay I could start today". Ariana said . "you sure coz I don't think you feel too well to start a job, won't you inform your father at home"?. Fiona questions.
  • " no, I won't ". Ariana muttered with her head bowed. " okay then". Fiona muttered and went to her room and got changed. she went to Jayden's house with Ariana who was nervous throughout.
  • They got out of the car and went inside to find Jayden playing a tune silently with his guitar. Jayden was shocked to see his mother and the newbie at school, she never informed him about them coming today.
  • "Hello, mom". Jayden said as he glanced up and stared at Ariana. " hey darling I brought you a guest and roomie". Fiona said cheerfully making Ariana smile secretly. "Who". Jayden asked with a blank mind.
  • " here meet... What's your name again dearie"?. Fiona asked. "Ariana Stuart ". Ari answered. " okay meet Ariana Stuart your new maid". Fiona said with a broad smile.
  • "What the hell, no mom she can't be the new maid. She's lousy and doesn't seem like a quiet person". Jayden complained utterly surprised.
  • " uhh, soon you complain a lot". Fiona said and took Ari gently by the hand to the room at the end of the house.
  • "This would be your room, I'd advise you not to get on his bad list. He gets angry when he isn't given privacy". Fiona said with a gentle smile that emitted the love she has for her son.
  • " Okay thank you, ma'am". Ariana said and bowed a little. "I've got to go, dear, see ya... Bye". Fiona said and went to the sitting room where she met the amazed Jayden staring into space.
  • She kissed his cheek before leaving Jayden and his maid alone