Journey Of The REINE (ON HOLD)

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The next day, Angelina slept till noon, occasionally waking up in between to feed Scarlett or to change her diapers. She took a day off after a hectic week.

When she woke up, she took a shower and wore a simple tank top and shorts. She put her hair in a messy bun and had her late breakfast. The novel ‘39 Steps’ by John Buchan caught her attention and she sat on the couch of the living room to read it.

As soon as she opened the book, a guard came to her and bowed his head in front of her. “Reine, Mr. Knight wants to meet you. He said that he wanted to have a word with you.”

Angelina looked up from her book and sighed. She was definitely expecting Xavier to come. She nodded her head and asked the guard to allow Xavier to come inside the mansion.

Xavier was dressed in casual clothes. His t-shirt was snugged tightly around his torso. The outlines of his abs and his hard chest could easily be noticed. All the maids in the mansion were drooling at the heavenly sight.

Angelina stood up to greet him out of politeness and asked him to sit on the couch. Both Xavier and Angelina sat beside each other.

“Are you ok, Angel?” Xavier asked the first thing after they settled.

Angelina took a deep breath and replied, “I am fine. Just forget about whatever you witnessed yesterday, Xavier. Take it as if you didn’t see or hear anything. I don’t want to talk about anything related to yesterday’s event.”

Xavier nodded his head and said, “Despite that, if you ever want to talk about this or anything else in the future, then I am always hear to listen to you. I swear I would never interrupt you in between.”

The corners of Angelina’s mouth tug up. She looked away from him. “I appreciate your kindness, Xavier, and I will definitely remember this in the future. Now, I want to know the reason of you being in the driveway of my home yesterday.”

Xavier nervously smiled at Angelina and rubbed the back of his neck. “I was worried about you when you didn’t come home for a week. So, when I saw a car in your driveway, I assumed that the person inside it would be you and came to meet you, not expecting that the person would be your….,” he trailed off not knowing how to address the women he saw yesterday.

“I usually stay at my office when my schedule gets a little hectic and I have many pending works left to do. You don’t need to worry about such things in the future, Xavier. If something happens because of any underworld activities, I would inform you.” Angelina was not used to ever informing anyone about her whereabouts. Xavier’s constant fuss over her was making her feel different. She didn’t know whether it was good or bad.

Angelina expected Xavier to say something, but nothing came. She turned towards him and noticed him staring at her exposed long legs. She rolled her eyes. “Snap out of it. It’s not as if you haven’t seen a girl’s legs ever. In fact, I guess, you would have seen and touched a lot more than this.”

Xavier’s ears turned red after being caught staring, but soon, he frowned when his mind registered what Angelina was saying.

He looked in her eyes and asked, “Why do you always think of me like this? Do you have such an image of myself in your mind?”

Angelina just rolled her eyes at him and scoffed. She seemed to do that a lot in Xavier’s presence. “It’s not as if you are a virgin. So, I don’t think whatever I said was wrong.”

Xavier looked away and said nothing. Angelina looked confusingly at him and then it clicked in her mind. “You are a Virgin?” she asked loudly.

Xavier looked at her wide eyed and his cheeks turned a little red. “You don’t need to tell this to the entire universe, Angel.”

Angelina looked at his flushed face and was finding it hard to control her laughter. She was surprised to know this additional fact about Xavier. “You really are a virgin?” she asked after lowering her voice.

Xavier couldn’t believe that his angel would be so frank and would ask such a question to him. He didn’t know how to respond. “Why are you so shocked after knowing this? Is it so hard to believe? And stop saying this virgin word again and again,” he mumbled embarrassingly.

“Well, I really didn’t expect any twenty six years old man to be a virgin. Especially, someone who meets so many women at different parties, clubs, gala and all.” Angelina said ignoring Xavier’s last sentence.

“I-I never got attracted to any woman ti-” Xavier was cut off again by Angelina’s loud voice.

“So, you are a gay?” she asked wide eyed. It was not as if she was homophobic or anything but, she was shocked after coming to this conclusion.

Xavier looked even more shocked by her question. He looked around the living room and saw some maids, servants and guards around the room, snickering and whispering among themselves.

“Do you really want to start some new rumors about me, Angel? I wanted to say that I never got attracted to those fake barbies, so I never believed in wasting my time on them. I was more focused on building my business empire. And no, I am not a gay. I am straight. Do you want me to give you a proof?” Xavier asked while inching his face towards her face.

Angelina backed away and sat in the furthest corner of the couch. “No, it’s fine. You don’t need to give me any proof. I believe you,” she mumbled while looking here and there.

Xavier smirked and hummed. He really wanted to kiss Angelina so that she would never doubt his sexuality again. But he also didn’t want his Angel to slap him after the kiss.

In the afternoon, both had lunch together at Angelina’s home. Xavier went back to his home after having lunch and Angelina again sat down to continue reading her novel.

She could read only two pages of the book when her phone started ringing. She cursed under his breath and picked up the phone to see the caller id. The head of the security team which she had sent with her dad was calling her.

“What happened? Is my dad fine?” she asked the first thing as soon as she answered the call.

“R-Reine, as you ordered us earlier, we monitored Old Master from a distance to make sure that he was safe all the time. But, today we were attacked and most of our people who were helping me to guard old master were killed. I-I don’t know what happened suddenly. And when the rest along with me went to find the old master, he was nowhere in sight. W-we searched everywhere. I-I am sorry, Reine.”

Angelina abruptly stood up from the couch and tightened her hold on her phone. Her aura turned murderous and bloodthirsty. Her eyes turned red and pupils became dilated.

For her, nothing was more important than her dad. Her dad, Devin Rossi, was her life and she could turn the entire world upside down to keep him happy and safe.


She started pacing around the room. Everyone in the mansion sensed Angelina’s aggression and agitation. Her breathing got irregular and her heartbeat increased at the possible thought of her dad being hurt or injured. She didn’t know what else to do. Panic and stress made her mind clouded and thus, making it difficult for her to think clearly.

Angelina took deep breaths to calm herself down and sat on the couch. She couldn’t panic in such situations. She needed to find a solution and that too as soon as possible.

Angelina called Aiden to ask him to take care of Scarlett for some days. “Aiden, I need your help,” she said as soon as Aiden picked up her call.

“Sure, Angelina. What happened? Are you fine?” He could sense the distress in her voice.

“Can you please take care of Scarlett for some days? I have an important work to do for which I need to go away for some days, and I could only trust you with Scarlett. Please, can you do that for me?” Angelina asked in a pleading and desperate voice. Scarlett was as important for her as her dad was, and she couldn’t ignore her safety while searching for her dad.

“Of course, I will take care of Scarlett in your absence. You don’t need to plead for that. But, are you fine? I can sense that something is not right.”

“I-I don’t know. I can’t answer any of your questions right now, Aiden. I am sending Scarlett and her babysitter to your mansion. They will reach there in half an hour. Please, take care of my daughter.”

“Okay, I understand. But, know that I will always be there for you if you ever need me. I will take care of Scarlett as best as I could. You complete your work quickly and be safe. Don’t worry. Everything will be alright.”

Angelina thanked Aiden and hung up the call. She ordered the babysitter to pack hers and Scarlett’s necessities. She kissed Scarlett’s forehead and hugged her tightly to her chest. Something deep inside her heart was telling her she could not meet Scarlett anytime soon. Her chest clenched with pain when she saw Scarlett crying while going away from her in the car.

After half an hour, Angelina received a call from Aiden about Scarlett safely reaching to his mansion. She sighed in relief and prepared herself to be ready for the upcoming events.

Please be safe, Dad. I am coming to save you. LA REINE VIENT POUR TOI.

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