When I woke up I heard a lot of commotion going on. I sat up on my bed and pushing the quilt aside, I put on my robe and walked towards the door. I saw people walking here and there and some were working on the walls.
They were decorating the walls with flowers. While the others were decorating and placing everything in proper place and were cleaning the area.
I chose to head back into the room and towards the bathroom to get ready. I took a shower, shampooing my hair and then brushed my teeth.
I wore a yellow knee-length dress with a white sandal and tied my hair. I did my make up and wore my cardigan before leaving the room. I saw a lady wearing a business suit instructing the people for the work.
“Excuse me,” I asked.
“Yes?” she turned around but her eyes widened and she took a bow.
She was literally taller than me and I felt a little awkward for such a gesture.
“Good Morning Ma’am” she greeted smiling showing her perfect white teeth.
“Good Morning! What’s going on?” I asked looking around.
“And who are you?” I asked not knowing who she was.
“Hello ma’am I am Cosmina Ciora,” she said and I nodded.
“And I am Mr. Sullivan’s secretary” she finished.
“I am here to organize for the welcome party his grandfather today,” she said and then it clicked me.
“Yes! Zachary did tell me yesterday about this. How could I forgot?” I whispered.
“Where are they?” I asked.
I thought they must be already home because Zachary did tell me that they will be reaching in the midnight.
“Unfortunately they had to miss the flight. So they will be arriving near” she checked her wrist watch.
“Probably four O’ clock in the evening,” she said and I just sighed crossing my hand across each other.
“Where is Zachary?” I found myself asking even though I didn’t want to know wherever he was.
“He is in his office building. He will be here before them. It is what he told me” she said and I nodded.
“So can I help you in anything?” I asked to which she shook her head no smiling.
“My work is almost finished,” she said.
“Okay! I am going to have my breakfast. You can ask me anything if you want” I told her and she nodded.
I went towards the kitchen room and asked Mrs. Serban who was our head Kitchen staff to prepare me something to eat.
I went toward the dining hall but stopped in my tracks when I saw a door to a room open.
“What’s this?” I thought.
Never did I ever notice that there was a room present there. I looked around for someone and slowly walked towards the room. The door was slightly open and I saw the painting which should be where the door was out of its place and now it was hanging left to the door.
Slowly, walking towards the door, I went inside but not before peeping through the open space wanting to know what’s inside.
The room was darker than I thought. Nevertheless, I went inside and searched for the switchboard for light. I was searching for it when I heard some noises coming from inside the room.
Though I couldn’t see anything still I followed the noises and walked towards the source.
“Ow!” I winced in pain my foot hit something hard.
“What was that?” I thought and bent down a little trying to touch and feel what it was.
When my finger came in contact with that, I came to know that it was just a small stool.
I rubbed the spot on my foot and then continued walking from where I could still hear the noises.
The nearer I got, the clearer the noises were.
I walked what felt like a small passage with walls only two to three feet away from me as if I was walking through a secret passage.
“It will be better if you tell the exact location of Nicholas” I heard a man speaking.
“Fuck off!” another man said and laughed but soon whimpered and screamed as if he was in pain.
“I am no mood of playing motherf*ucker,” the man said. This voice seemed familiar to me.
“What’s going on?” I thought.
“Tell me why did you try to kill madam Juliette?” the same man asked and I heard the another one again screaming in pain accompanying with some cursing.
“Wait! Did he say madam Juliette? Why are they talking about me?” I wondered.
“I am not going to tell you anything,” the man who was screaming said.
I walked little closer when I saw a flicker of light coming through the hinge of a door.
Curious to know what was going on I went near the door and surprisingly the door had a glass screen on it. I could see through it only if I stood on my tip toes.
I saw a room and saw a man chained to the wall and the man was bleeding from all where.
A gasp came out of my mouth when I saw his condition.
“What is this?” I thought clasping a hand to my mouth from stopping myself from screaming seeing the sight before me.
“Tell me! Why did Nicholas ask you to kill madam Juliette?” the man whom I recognized as Max asked the man.
“Nicholas? Who is Nicholas? And why does he want to kill me?” I thought horrified.
I don’t even know anyone the name of Nicholas let alone have any enmity and here he wants to kill me? But why?
“I told you. I am not going to tell you anything. So, shut the fuck off moth-” he screamed in pain when Max hit him hard using a whip.
“Oh yes you are going to tell me everything about Nicholas because I am not going to sit down until you give me all the information,” Max said as he rolled the end of the whip around his hand.
“I will like to die rather than telling you anything about the boss,” the man, chained to the wall said hissing in pain.
“Oh yeah?” Max asked as he took a seat before him on the chair.
“You know what? As much as I want to kill you I can’t. Because boss has ordered me to spill all the information out of you. So for that, you need to be alive but don’t worry! I will keep on torturing you and I will make you beg me to kill you” Max chuckled before standing up on his feet and whipped the man hard which caused an ear piercing scream out of his mouth.
“Oh my god!” I whispered and not wanting to see all that I turned around and ran hitting myself few times in the dark.
When I reached the door, I pulled the door open and ran avoiding Mrs. Serban who was calling me for my breakfast. I ran past Cosmina and dodging all of the people out of my way, I ran back into my room closing the door shut behind me.
I slid against the door and held my head pulling my hair.
“Why? Why? Why is this all happening with me?” I screamed hitting the floor.
“Why is everything so wrong with my life?”
“Why is everything like this all of a sudden in my life?” I screamed and facepalm myself.
“Somebody is trying to kill me and I don’t even know what did I even do for that man wanting me dead” I sobbed.
“Who is Nicholas?” I yelled.
“Is this all happening because of you?” I thought.
I thought and leaned against the door tumbling on the floor.
“Then what does Zachary has to do with all this?” I thought all of a sudden.
“Nicholas..” I whispered to myself.