August’s P.O.VEveryone was busy. I had to agree today we were busy since morning. Everyone was running from here and there. I was cleaning the living room. We were informed that Mr. Knight would have some important business clients in their house and he wanted the whole house cleaned before they get home. So, everyone was working so that we wouldn’t get scolding from Mr. Knight.
“Hurry up girls we have to make the dinner too and it’s already 4 pm! What are you all doing!” Martha yelled and hurried towards us.
“Girls please we need to hurry okay? And Leida I want you to help me cut the vegetables and Sarah take out all the new plates and glasses from the store room ma’am told me to use those.” Both Sarah and Leida nodded their head and was leaving the living room.
“Uh..Martha what I have to do?” I asked her.
“Oh honey you just work in the garden for now as we only need to prepare the dinner if I need help I’ll call you.” She said and left. I sighed in relief. At least I didn’t have to clean the rooms though. It was really tiring.
I left the living room too and wore my gloves to work in the garden. It was my favorite job. I loved spending time there and Knights had the most beautiful garden ever! They planted different types of trees and flowers...there were also some flowers that I had never seen in my whole life. But I loved the blue orchids most. These were just so beautiful. I went to the garden and the main gardener, Mr. Charles gave me a warm smile. He was a nice man in his late 40s. He was a sweet man and always treated me like his daughter.
“Have a nice time with your favorite flowers!” I smiled at him and started doing my work. The weather was quite good that day, I wiped the sweat from my forehead and planted another new plants that the Knights wanted in their garden. After finishing my work, I stood up and went to pick up the watering can and started to water the plants and flowers. I smiled brightly at the beautiful sight in front of me. The garden was looking so beautiful, filled with colorful flowers and lots of trees. I was in love with that scenario.
At that time, a beautiful amber color butterfly came and sat on the top of a yellow tulip. A broad smile appeared on my face at this scenario. I noticed more butterflies coming there by following their partner. I giggled at those beautiful things. A little blue butterfly was just flying towards me, I raised my hand up to it’s level and it rested right on my knuckles. I smiled looking at this little creature. After few seconds of resting on my hand it flew away. I laughed softly at how cute it was looking. All the butterflies flew away among that one.
“Under this astounding blue sky, their beauty is indescribable. Am I right?”
I gasped and turned around to face whoever was talking.
Ebenezer, Knight’s second heir, standing behind me looking at those butterflies flying away. He looked at those with some unknown emotion in his eyes, like he was amazed by what he was seeing.
“Uh..I’m sorry sir, I didn’t know you were here.” I said looking down.
A low chuckle came from his mouth. “You won’t ever stop calling me sir, will you?”
“Pardon me sir, but I don’t think I’ll be able to call you anything except sir or master, I am just a maid that’s what I should do.” I replied with my little confidence. But it seemed to amuse him more.
He let out a throaty laugh and replied, “Didn’t know a petite figure like you can even speak like a confident lady.” He grinned. I blushed looking down.
“So tell me miss August do you like to come here?” I nodded my head.
“Yes sir, I love this place and Mr. and Mrs. Knight have really beautiful garden.” I complemented.
“Hmm I guessed it when I saw you smiling at these flowers and playing with a butterfly.” He smirked making me blush again.
“Okay no more jokes. Tell me August do you know something about butterflies?” I shook my head. He gave me a warm smile.
“Well, have a look at those flowers.” I stared at him in confusion but did what he said.
“Now have a look at those butterflies.” Again I obeyed him.
“What do you think about them?” He asked.
“Uh..well both are very beautiful creatures.”
“Do you know that butterflies only sit on those flowers that they like the most?” I nodded my head. He chuckled and stood behind making me nervous. I had no idea what he wanted to do. I felt him leaned down to my level, near my ears.
“And you my little flower is the most beautiful flower for them.” My eyes widen at his words...How could he say that? I can’t be the most beautiful flower.
I turned around to face him, his face held a warm smile but there was something else that I couldn’t figure out.
“See you later flower.” He said and walked away leaving my totally confused.
How could he say that? And why did he call me flower? I was nothing but a mere maid...
I shrugged it off and placed the watering can under the shelter where all the other tools for gardening were placed. I fixed my hair and washed my hand and was about to turn around and leave, but all of a sudden a figure came and stood in front of me. I tried not to scream when I saw him standing in front of me, with a stern expression, cowering me.
Oh no please God don’t let him do anything.
I gulped and took few steps back that made him approach me more.
“What are you doing here?” He asked with his deep voice.
“I-I...I’m working s-sir.” I replied with shaky voice.
“Working? What kind of work includes my brother here, hmm?” He asked again coming more close.
“I-I don’t know...he came here by h-hims-”
“Stop fucking lying!” He yelled making me flinch.
Grabbing my arms tightly he pulled me close to his face. His face was now inches away from mine. His beautiful eyes were looking no longer beautiful, only filled with anger.
“You little brat, how dare you go close to Ebenezer?” He said gripping my jaw with his one hand. I stared at him with wide eyes and grabbed his hand in attempt to remove it from my jaw.
“Sir, please let me go, you have no right to do this to me.” I responded with a little courage I had in me.
He chucked. “Looks like the scared cat is trying to be brave huh?” Smirking at me, he wrapped his hand around my waist, not leaving any gap between us.
I clenched my fists and pushed him hard. “Let go of me!” I told him gritting my teeth.
His jaw was clenching together and his eyes looked more scary than before, it was red. I gulped at the sight but I tried not to show him that I was scared.
Surprisingly, he let go of me. I stumbled back but thankfully didn’t fall down. He took long strides towards me.
“If I ever see you talking with any of the guy here, you’ll face the consequences. You’re here to work so do your job without whoring around. And princess, I’m sure you don’t wanna test me.” With that he left. He left me bewildered. Why does he care if I am with any guy or not? And did he just call me a whore?!I gripped my dress tightly. I was even more scared of him...what did he want from me?
I’m reallyyyy sorry guys I’m updating so slow I was really busy and had to think about what to write in this chapter :) But I hope you all will like my chapter and also the upcoming chapters <3 please let me know what you all think about my story and don’t hesitate to point out my mistakes.
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