With a student found dead in my academy, I have no choice but to face the consequences head on. Even the chairman has the audacity to blamed me for letting this happen. What I don’t get was why didn’t he blamed the dean for his negligent?! This pisses me off!
He’s the dean and I was blamed for not being proactive in handling the students! Bastard! I’m just the student council President! He’s the dean and it’s his job to make sure the students are all safe!
“Here, have some tea.” Lily placed a cup of tea in front of me.
“How did it go? Did the deceased parents also blamed us for not taking extra measures to make sure every student is safe? I still think it’s the dean’s job! Why do we have to take the blame?!” I slammed my hands on the table which resulted in nothing. I just couldn’t comprehend the situation properly.
“Freya, calm down. Billie and Brian is trying to find out if the police left anything on the crime scene. I still don’t think it’s a coincidence that a student was found OD in the school right after madam Irina announced about your venture together. There must be some kind of conspiracy going on.” I really wish there is one. That way I can escape from being the scapegoat.
“I’m really tired, Lily. Would you mind if I close my eyes for a bit. Just wake me when there’s something urgent.” Lily nodded before she left me alone in my office. I don’t think I will be going home today. Beside, going home will only make me restless knowing my parents are there.
It didn’t take long for me to drift into the only place where I can find my peace. The odd thing is, whenever I fall asleep, I always ended up dreaming about my childhood home. And my grandfather is alive and well. Maybe that’s why I fee so at ease.
Because he’s alive and he’s protecting me from my own blooded relative.
“Back so soon?”
That voice! When I turned around, I was at my grandfather’s study and he’s there sitting behind his desk with a smile on his face.
“Grandpa!” I literally ran towards him and gave him a big hug. I know that this is only a dream.
“Oh wow! You’ve missed me that much, Freya? How is everything? Did your parents and uncle giving you a hard time? I’m sorry Freya. But you and your sister is the only one whom I trust to continue my legacy. I know that with you and your sister taking over the business, the Bridget Group Corporation will flourish like it should be.”
I understand why he did what he did before he died. My sister and I understand completely. He built his empire with his own hands. He’s been through a lot just to get our family name on the top. The only bad things was that he raised such an incompetent sons that only sees his hard work as a way to live luxurious life without a need to work hard.
Deep down I know that I want to be like any other normal human being without worrying about getting kill in the process.
“But now that you found someone who’s willing to be by your side, I’m sure you will love on happily. I like that kid, Billie. She is sincere unlike that fiancé of yours. I don’t like that man. He’s the type that will used your body to shield himself when things get dire. He’s useless just like your father.”
I couldn’t help but to smile at his words. And here I thought dead people wouldn’t know anything what’s currently happening in the living world. He’s been watching me huh.
“Grandpa ... I missed you. Why did you have to go?” I asked while hugging him still.
“I’m sorry, Freya. But I did sent someone to look after you. Aren’t you glad. It was so easy to tricked Lily to go to that restaurant where Billie was working. If not, you wouldn’t meet her. I sent her specifically because she’s the granddaughter of an old friend of mine. And now that you’ve established connection with her, I don’t have to worry so much about you and your sister. I know Irina will keep her promise.”
Wait. What does he meant by that? He tricked Lily?!
“I’ve overstay my time in the living world. It’s almost time for me to go for real now. But before that, this is a piece of advice, my dear Freya. It’s okay to keep your enemy closer but ... please don’t forget that they might show you that they will do whatever you told them to do but that doesn’t mean they will. Just be careful while making a connection with devious people.” He smiled from ear to ear before he said he has to go to the light.
I finally let go of him and watched him go through a bright tunnel. Before he continue his journey, he gave me a small smile. What does he mean by that?
Did my dead grandfather just warned me to never trust anyone whom I thought are working for me? If that’s the case, I need to rethink of my strategy. It was my own mistake for trusting all those old fogey. Why did I have to be so trusting?! In business, there’s no trust at all.
And I have to learned that the hard way.
“Freya, please wake up.” I heard Lily’s voice calling for me. When I opened my eyes, I was surprised to see Billie standing in the middle of my office with troubling looks.
“What is it?” I asked while rubbing my eyes.
“Billie found something at the crime scene. The police completely overlook it and it’s not good news, Freya.” Of course. More trouble.
“What is it? Just tell me.” Billie placed a transparent plastic filled with pills.
“I found this packet not far from the crime scene and the council building. Luckily the police complete overlooked this packet. If not, everyone who worked for the council might be a suspect. It seemed like someone is trying to framed the student council. I can always turn to Volin for help but ... Bayshore is not on their jurisdiction. They can’t do much when it comes to solving crimes within Bayshore.” I see.
I think I get what Billie is trying to say. Basically, I’m toast. They’re trying to used me by planting this much evidence that I have something to do with the drugs. Hell, if anyone tries to frame me, I will return everything back tenfold. They really dare to challenge me?!
I am Freya Bridget for God sake!
Seeing Freya like this, it only makes me feel like I am useless. Not only I can’t used my special privilege as a Volin to a good use, I can’t even use brute force easily on these people without giving Freya a bad reputation and name. I sighed heavily.
“I know that face. You’re trying to find a way to use brute force.” I smiled at my best friend.
“They’re trying to frame Freya for something she didn’t do. Of course I’m going to do something to make them pay.” Brian sighed.
“I understand. But ... Billie. Do you have feelings for Freya?” Since he keeps on saying that. Maybe it’s time for me to tell him the truth.
“Yes. I have feelings for her. But I know how my boundaries and I won’t do anything that will destroy the relationship we have now. Rather than being rejected, I rather work for her and protect her from harm.” Brian didn’t know how to respond to that.
“I take it as a hint for me to never ask that question again.” That’s wise of him. Now that I don’t have to answer such silly question anymore, I need to find a way to find the culprit.
The dead body didn’t just appeared out of nowhere. There must be a logical explanation to why the victim came here at night.
“I have a theory to why the victim decided to come to school at night. Maybe he was told to be here at night by someone who tried to frame Freya. Maybe the real culprit used Freya’s name and asked the victim to come and when he did, the culprit forced him to take the pills to kill him. When the culprit saw the victim is dead, he placed the packet filled with pills on the ground that leads to the council building. Since the news about Freya investigating some illegal activities in the school went public, maybe that’s why they decided to take action.” It’s plausible but that still doesn’t tell me any suspects.
“The culprit might be someone from the council itself.” We were surprised to see Lily suddenly appeared behind us.
“How’s Freya?” I asked.
“She refuse to go home so I asked her to at least sleep on the couch. It’s never a good thing if she lack of sleep. Things might get crazier if she use emotion than rational thinking.” Good point.
“What do you mean by the culprit might be a member of the council? Why would they even frame Freya for?” Lily chuckled.
“Do you really think the students vote for Freya to be the president? No. Freya took it over from the former president because Bayshore is important if she wants to show everyone that she’s capable of becoming the next head of the Bridget Financial Group and Bridget Group Corporation. She bare the biggest responsibility any 18 year old could ever think off. If she wants to make people believe in her, she need to act like a bitch to everyone.” Lily explained.
“So you mean to say that the former president holds grudges against Freya?” Lily nodded.
“Not only the former president but also the old members of the council. Freya fired everyone who used to worked for the former president because she doesn’t want her plan to get ruin in the end. Resentment can be fatal. The male student that was found dead used to be the treasurer whom worked for the former president.” I see the connection there. It’s plausible.
“Should I interrogate the former members of the council?” I asked. Lily shake her head no.
“There is also the former members of the discipline committee. Hell, even the teacher has grudges for Freya. So basically, every single one who crossed path with her could be the culprit. It’s hard to pinpoint the true criminal here.” Lily’s right. We can’t take any chances and we can’t put Freya in a bad situation.
Every move we make must be vigilant.
“Are you going to stay at the academy tonight as well?” Brian asked his girlfriend.
“Yes. Someone need to keep an eye on Freya. I can’t leave her alone now that we know someone is aiming for her.” But she looks like a pale ghost.
“You guys can go. I can stay here with her. Beside, you need to rest as well. Brian can take you home. Don’t worry, we’ll be fine.” I assured them.
“Are you sure?” I nodded.
“Alright then. I guess I should go home and have some rest. Brian?” Brian nodded and gave me a small smile before following his girlfriend. Once they are out of sight, I decided to entered Freya’s office and guard her while she sleeps.
God she looks beautiful when she’s sleeping. I smiled when I remembered the night where we joined together. Even though she didn’t remember anything, but I know her body does. Her moan, her expression, how her body reacts to every touch I gave her, it’s all inside my head.
I honestly couldn’t forgot her intoxicating scent as we pleasure each other. Although she has no experience with a female, she does have skills. Instinctively, my hands was about to reach her head when she suddenly open her eyes and glared at me. My hand stopped halfway.
“Billie? What are you doing here?” She asked while getting to a sitting position.
“Keeping guard.” She look gorgeous. God ... why did you have to make me feel this way? Why do you have to force my heart to fall in love with someone beyond my reach?
“Is there something on my face?” She suddenly asked. I didn’t even realised that I’ve been staring at her.
“Nothing. You look perfect.” She scoffed before she went to grabbed something to drink from the decanter.
Why ... do I have to fall in love with a beautiful swan like her?