God, the rooms of the house were like a whole apartment. They were so big! My back was still paining from the cleaning. I already cleaned two rooms, Martha didn’t tell me earlier how many rooms I had to clean so I asked and she told me that I only had to clean Mr. and Mrs. Knight’s room, Miss Hazel’s room and Master Lucifer’s room. Everyone in this house called him Lucifer, no one knew his real name. Very strange. Well that was none of my business, I had my work to do rather than to investigate these things.
I made my way towards Miss Hazel’s room and when I reached there I turned the door knob and found that it was locked. Maybe she is in there. I knocked on the door. At first there was no reply so I had to knock twice. On the fourth knock she harshly opened the door making me flinch.
“What?” she snapped.
“I-I came h-here for cl-cleaning” I said looking down.
“Not now go away clean Lucifer’s room first” she said and was about close the door but stopped.
“And don’t you dare touch anything of his room. He will kill you if you do this. Understand?” she said still glaring at me. I quickly nodded my head. She then slammed the door in my face. I sighed in relief. She was scary. I shrugged my thoughts and walked towards master Lucifer’s room. I hope he wouldn’t come from his work now as it was almost afternoon and he left early. I was walking in the hall admiring the beauty of the house and the paintings that were hanging on the wall. I stopped at a door and stared at it. It was a wooden black door. Black door? All of the other doors were in brown or hazel nut color why its in black? The door held some kind of strange aura that I was not understanding. It was scary. I slowly turn the knob and opened the door. Fortunately the door was not locked. My eyes widen in shock of what I saw inside. It was a beautiful room. Like really beautiful, the most beautiful room in that house. The room was an apartment! There was a big wavy shaped bed and very long windows which showed the outer part of the house and my god how beautiful the scenario was.
It was absolutely breathe taking. I didn’t know where to start cleaning. I started with the closet. I took my mob and started to clean the closet. It was big and made from glass. Once I was done I mobbed the floor, which caused my back flinched in pain. Looked like I had to apply something on it to lessen the pain. The floor was glazing, I could hardly see any scratch or dirt on it. Then why am I even cleaning?
Because you are a maid and this is your job.
My inner voice said. I sighed and continued to clean the clean floor. Note my sarcasm. Once I was done I stood up and instantly flinched back in pain. God this back pain will kill me.
After 30 minutes, I cleaned the whole room and then I badly wanted leave because I was so tired and the pain was increasing. I went towards the door carefully so that I would not touch or break anything. I remember what Miss Hazel told me. Once I reached towards the door I turned the knob and was about to step out when I hit someone’s chest. Wait, a chest?
I tilted my head and saw the same pair of eyes that made me shiver in fear. I gulped. He was staring at me, like he could see my soul. His gaze were like a drill machine, making holes in my body. His intense stare was making me nervous.
“I’m sorry master I didn’t see you” I quickly apologized so that I could get away from there. He didn’t reply neither did he remove his eyes from me. I cleared my throat to gain his attention but that also didn’t help. After few seconds of standing there like that he decided to speak.
“What’s your name?” he asked in deep voice. I stayed silent for a second. Why would he want to know my name? “Don’t keep me waiting chaton" he growled. I didn’t understand what he said in the last.
“A-August, master” I answered not wanting to anger him.
“Beautiful” he muttered and my breathe caught in my throat. I was truly afraid of this man. He held some aura that made me fear him more.
I was shivering in fear. He raised his hand and I closed my eyes thinking that he would hit but instead of that he tucked few strands of my hair behind my ear and lightly touched my cheek. I flinched at his touch and moved back. This made him angry and he stared at me with his angry eyes and clenched fists. I gasped in horror and looked down.
“I-I’m s-sorry master” I didn’t know what I’m apologising for. But I thought that this would make him calm. And it did. I looked into his face and saw that his eyes held no more anger and his fists weren’t clenched. But his face were emotionless. He then smirked and entered in his room shutting the door behind him.
I better stay away from him, god knows how dangerous this man could be. I quickly walked towards the kitchen. I immediately called Martha as I found her washing the dishes.
“Martha!” I called her. She turned around and gave me a small smile.
“Yes my child?” she asked softly.
“Uh...a-actually I-I couldn’t clean the l-library. Because I co-couldn’t reach the t-top” I stuttered like an idiot. She chuckled and shook her head.
“Its okay dear. I will tell someone else do to that” I gave her a satisfying smile.
“Thank you so much Martha” I whispered looking down.
“It’s alright dear. As you’re free now can you wash the dishes for me?” she asked.
“Oh yes of course I’ll do it” I said and walked towards the sink.
“Thank you sweetie” I heard her footsteps faded away from the kitchen. I sighed and went back to work.
I guess it won’t be so bad working here. If I stay away from that man...
My subconscious said. I hoped it was right, I didn’t want to face any difficulties. At least it was better than my dad’s house. I used to get beaten every single day.
I finished wash all of the utensils in the sink. I dried my hand with a small towel and turned around to leave but bumped into someone. I couldn’t hold my balance and fell. I hissed in pain and closed my eyes, I still didn’t acknowledge who that person was.
“Are you alright?” a male voice said. I snapped my eyes open and my eyes met with a same beautiful pair of blue eyes. Its the library guy. He moved his hand forward to me.
“Come on get up beautiful” he said and in a second he got me up. I gasped at his sudden action that made him chuckle. I lowered my head in embarrassment.
“I’m sorry I didn’t know you were here” I said lowly.
“No don’t apologise. Mistake was mine I should have seen where I was going” he said with a toothy grin.
“O-Okay I should go now” I walked passed him to leave but he grab my hand from behind. My eyes widen in shock. What is he doing?
I turned around and harshly take my hand away from his. I don’t like any guy touching me. He seemed to be shock at my reaction.
“I’m really sorry beautiful I just wanted to talk to you but you’re always in a hurry” he said and chuckled.
“I-It’s okay. Wh-what do you want now?” I asked.
“Well, for now I just want to know you” he said and sit on the kitchen counter.
“L-Like what?” I whispered.
“How old are you August?” he asked with a smile.
“I-I’m 17” I replied. He grinned.
“You’re too young for a maid. Why do you work here?” he asked.
“My aunt cannot bear the expenses that’s why I have to work”
“Interesting. You’re really brave August” he gave me a smile which I returned this time.
“W-What about you? How old are you?” he was about to reply when someone shouted at us.
“What the hell is happening here?” a voice said. I flinched at the tone and turned around to find him. My eyes widen in fear and I started to shake. His strong aura was suffocating me and his eyes were dark as night while his jaw was clenched. I started to step back.
“Nothing we were just chatting” the library guy said as if his presence was not affecting him. How could he act so normal around master?
Master took fast steps towards us. “I suggest you to watch your tone Ethan or else I’ll take care of it” he growled. I gasped and lowered my head. I didn’t want to witness that.
“You don’t have to get angry Lucifer. Sh-” He cut off Ethan.
“I don’t want to hear anything. Just because you’re my cousin doesn’t mean you will go around and talk with my house maids and you" he said pointing at me. I gulped in fear wanting to ran away from here. I never knew they were cousins. I would never talk to Ethan if I knew they were related.
“I don’t pay you to have gossips here” he growled at me making me flinch.
“Hey bro don’t shout at her its not even her mistake.” Ethan said trying to defend me.
“Leave Ethan. Go to your home” master said to him. Ethan sighed and walked away from there. Oh god no, now I’m alone with him. Once Ethan was gone his eye were back on me. His intense stare was making holes in my body. He started to come close to me. He stopped until he was close enough but I took few steps back. My actions angered him more and he gripped my hand tight. He roughly pulled me towards him. I was staring at him with wide eyes with a bit tears in it. His eyes softened and we stared at each other for few seconds. He let go of my hand, I jerked back.
“Get back to work” he said with a hard tone and walked away. I bite my lips trying to hold back my tears. What did I ever do to have this life?