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Chapter 3 Ms Arabella Jones

  • After the incident last night,
  • Arabella spent her day sleeping on her bed. She didn’t mind the time. Her body was
  • still in a deep shocked. ‘That man is really a scumbag!’ she tightened her hug
  • on her pillow while thinking of the arrogant man last night.
  • She tried to remember his face
  • but it’s like a puzzle with a missing piece. ‘Who is he?’ She was curious and at
  • the same time anxious but she couldn’t figure it out. She didn’t even remember
  • how she got out from that place.
  • Jason Hansen, her ex-boyfriend
  • contacted her last night to have a good closure. He dumped her like trash when
  • his family knew the mess she went through. His ex-boyfriend is the CEO of
  • Hansen Group next to SKY Corporation. He is famous in Capital Z with his
  • stunning good look and powerful aura that one can be easily intimidated.
  • Jason was her boyfriend for
  • almost 5 years. They been classmates abroad. Their families were close ever
  • since and he was her childhood sweetheart. Too bad, she needed to live with her
  • Aunt abroad. Half of her life, she was living abroad. She never thought that
  • they will meet again. There, Jason seriously courted her and they became
  • university couple.
  • Jason was her first love and her first kiss.
  • Many times, Jason asked for her virginity but she refused. She will only give
  • it to him as a gift on the night of their wedding.
  • Jason clearly understands and
  • respect her reason after all it is all for him so they ended up cuddling each
  • other in the sofa whenever they hang-out.
  • After their graduation, Hansen
  • went back home to manage their company while she stayed abroad pursuing her
  • career. Hansen never failed to visit her in every special occasion like, their
  • anniversary, Valentine’s Day even Christmas and New Year’s Holidays.
  • She once thought, Jason was a
  • perfect husband for her.
  • She once thought that she had a perfect life.
  • She once thought that she was the
  • perfect daughter in the family.
  • Until she decided to come back
  • home to surprise her parents but to her dismay, her mom broke the news to her.
  • “Your father has a mistress!” her
  • mother cried out loud while trembling with tears in her eyes.
  • “Your dad already confessed to me
  • about his affair of that woman long time ago.” She added in a sad voice while
  • tears keep flowing from her eyes.
  • Arabella knew her mother very
  • well. Her mother is the most ‘martyr’ of all living things here on earth.
  • “What? Why I didn’t know about
  • this? Am I a little too late?” Arabella was shocked.
  • She was very disappointed with
  • her father. She used to be her Hero.
  • When she was young, they used to
  • be her inspiration. She witnessed their sweetness in front of her and to all
  • the people surrounded them. Her mom is very caring and loving and her dad is
  • also sincerely sweet to her mom. One can say they are the definition of a
  • ‘perfect in – loved couple’.
  • She even dreamt to be just like
  • them when she will have her own family in the future.
  • She even dreamt of a husband just
  • like his father.
  • She idolized her family so much.
  • ‘But what happened now?’ Arabella was lost on her thought.
  • This news for her was extremely
  • horrifying. ‘What happened to their love for each other?’ She couldn’t move,
  • she couldn’t stand the fact that her perfect family was completely ruined.
  • “Where is Dad now? I want to talk
  • to him!” She was so angry. She wanted to meet her dad and throw the blame to
  • his face.
  • She had so many questions in her
  • mind that only her father could answer. She needed to get the right answer or else
  • she would explode.
  • At an early aged, she was trying
  • too hard to be the perfect daughter for them. She let them decide for her life
  • without any complain just to make them happy. She was an obedient daughter.
  • Whatever they want, she just gave it to them. She always challenged herself to
  • be the best of everything so they will not get disappointed. And at present,
  • she got used of being the best of everything she does and ended up being a
  • perfectionist.
  • All her friends, colleagues and
  • other people around envy her so much. She has the perfect family, a perfect
  • boyfriend and a perfect career and beauty. What more could she ask for? One can
  • say she got all the luck in the world.
  • If only they know that her life is
  • in a big mess right now. ‘Ha! Ha! Ha!’ she feels like laughing in disgrace and
  • she felt like wanting to punch someone to release her anger.
  • “He is not here. He flew to N
  • City with her mistress for a business trip.” With annoyance, Jaime cut her
  • thoughts.
  • “What? Are you okay with that
  • mom? This set- up is so bizarre!” feeling perturbed, she retorted angrily.
  • “Listen up, I love your dad so
  • much. I accepted already the fact that he has a mistress and I agreed not to
  • interfere with his relationship with that woman as long as he lives here with
  • me.” Jaime explained with sincerity in
  • her eyes.
  • “What?” That’s the only word she
  • can say. She was dumbfounded upon hearing these words from her mother.
  • “I’d rather die without your
  • father. We can still be happy right? Come on Arabella! You just need to accept
  • it.” Facing her with sincerity, convincing her to accept the situation easily.
  • “Unbelievable! Well sorry I am
  • not like you mom. If Dad will stay in this house with all his dirty affairs
  • consider me gone here” Arabella couldn’t contain it anymore. She stood up and swiftly
  • ran directly to her room slamming the door. She was heart – broken. How come
  • her ideal family became a mess like this?
  • She was so angry with her mom and
  • dad for not considering her feelings towards their actions. ‘Am I a fucking stranger
  • in this house?’ ‘They don’t care about me!’
  • She must not live in this house or else she
  • will be tortured by her mom’s misery and her dad’s shameless face every day.
  • ‘The heck!’ She packed her stuff in her luggage and called Jason to pick her up
  • but the call cannot get through so she dialed her best- friend, Farrah Fin and
  • asked her for help.
  • “Farrah, please pick me up
  • tonight, I’m here now at my parent’s villa. I need to get out from her soon.
  • Can you come?” Arabella asked her straight away. She doesn’t want to give her a
  • chance to say ‘no’. Her voice was shaking resulted from crying.
  • “Hey. What’s up? Are you crying?
  • Are you okay? “Farrah is her only best friend.
  • They know each other since they were in high school. Farrah Fin is an IT
  • genius and specialized in hacking. She won many awards in Cyber Security
  • competition. Her family owns the biggest Cyber Security company in Capital Z.
  • “Yeah, I’m alright. Please Hurry
  • up! I will tell you everything.” Arabella wiped her tears from her swollen
  • eyes.
  • “I’m on my way. Cool down.
  • Inhale. Exhale. Repeat it! Okay? I’ll be there.” Trying to calm her down Farrah
  • got up from her seat and walked out from her office.
  • “I’ll be okay. Drive safely!” She
  • feels her lungs lacking of oxygen as she was already prepared to leave.
  • Farrah Fin arrived and brought
  • her to her family’s villa. She is the only daughter of the Fin family so she
  • chose to live with her parents rather than having her own place. By this, she
  • can look after them.
  • The two stayed together in
  • Farrah’s room. Arabella didn’t want to be alone in the guest room. She wanted
  • to cuddle someone. She wanted to feel the warm of a human to ease her sadness.
  • Too bad, her boyfriend was not her.
  • She tried calling Jason again
  • while hugging Farrah in the bed. This time the line was picked up by the other
  • side.
  • “Hello Babe! I’m sorry I was
  • stuck on my meetings today. I’m about to call you to return your call. Just got
  • out from work now. I’m heading to my parents’ house for a dinner tonight. How
  • are you?” Jason excitedly reported to her without any sign of stopping.
  • “I’m okay.” But she sounded like
  • she was in a deep shit that one can easily identify what she’s been going
  • through.
  • “What happened? Are you okay
  • Babe? Speak up.” With great sincerity, Jason asked.
  • After a moment of contemplating,
  • Arabella shared the news to her boyfriend. Of course, he is her boyfriend. He
  • needs to know everything around her. Whether it’s good or bad. That what makes
  • a perfect couple right? Honesty and Trust.
  • “Okay. Calm down Babe. I will
  • pick you up tomorrow. I will be there in the morning.” Jason promised her to
  • live with him in his own place.
  • “Since you don’t want to go home.
  • Maybe this the right time that will arrange our engagement. How’s that Babe?
  • You start a family with me. Is it that we both wanted?” Jason took the
  • opportunity to propose after all they have been together for so many years.
  • Sure enough, his parents will stop urging him to get married. For once, this
  • might be the right time to put period on it.
  • Upon hearing Jason’s words, she
  • was flabbergasted. Her heart was jumping for joy. She never expected that Jason
  • will propose to her right at this very moment. He was a savior. He was the best
  • boyfriend ever.
  • Now that she wants to escape from
  • her own parents, might as well make a family of their own with Jason.
  • “Yes! I Love you Babe!” her only
  • reply to him from the bottom of her heart while crying for joy.
  • “Then see you tomorrow then. I
  • will announce our plan to my parents tonight. I miss you Babe! Please do not
  • worry I will take care of you. I cannot wait to see you. I love you Babe. Now,
  • please rest your mind and have a good sleep. Good night Babe!” Jason uttered
  • with sweet sincerity.
  • Jason never failed her before,
  • and until now she doesn’t have any regrets of choosing him. He will be a
  • perfect husband for her.
  • I will show everyone that even my
  • family was a mess, I still have my perfect man and that is Jason. Her heart
  • belongs to Jason and no one else.
  • After the call, she started
  • imagining what her new life with Jason. She excitedly started from ‘how many
  • kids will they have? ’What they will look like?’ Sure enough, they will be very
  • handsome and pretty as they are. ‘Wait, what’s going to be the decoration of
  • our house?’ Even the smallest details she thought with a smile.
  • She even pictured herself, Jason
  • with their three kids happily smiling with each other like a ‘perfect family’.
  • All her problems, annoyance and
  • grievances just now instantly vanished into thin air because of Jason. It’s
  • like a tornado had passed and clear everything on its way.
  • That day, she slept with a smile
  • and woke up with a smile. He expected Jason that day so she quickly ran for a
  • shower and excitedly tidied up herself. Farrah was still sleeping so she just moved
  • smoothly afraid to disturb the latter.
  • When her phone chimed. She is
  • expecting the text is from Jason. ‘Maybe he is already outside.’ She thought
  • with a smile.
  • She quickly grabbed a sticky note
  • and a pen to make a note for Farrah. ‘I’m going now with Jason! Please give me
  • a call when you read this. Let’s go shop for my wedding gown. Bye and Thank
  • you! Arabella’
  • After writing her thank you
  • message, she read the text, holding her luggage, ready to go out from the room,
  • suddenly she stopped.