The Phone Call

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Chapter 23

Jenna drove to the same mall. A shiver ran through my spine as the cold air hit my skin as we entered the mall.

“So what do you like most? Skirts or pants?” She asked.

“I prefer pants,” I said.

“Then we will check in this store,” she said pointing to a store that was filled with a lot of glimmering stuff.

“Umm.. ok, but I don’t have money,” I said.

“Don’t mind that, I will pay for you..” she said.

I only have one option to choose from.

“Ok thank you very much. I will make sure to pay you back” I said.

“You gotta be kidding me... Who the hell would pay back a friend?” She said while looking at some crop tops which won’t even cover the stomach.

I nodded and looked for something that I liked. After 30 minutes, I didn’t find anything until Jenna brought a crop top.

“You have to try this on with these pants,” she said while giving me a light yellow crop top with high waist pants.

Before I could reply, I was already pushed to the changing room. I dress the clothes and to my surprise, they did look nice.

“You look cute” she squealed as I walked out.

“What do you think about this? Because when you go on a date you have to wear something comfortable. You don’t know what comes next. I say this with experience. Devin and I went to a mountain cave. We ended up staying two days since the car broke down” she rambled.

“Oh, I guess this will be fine,” I said.

“Yeah, this shows your hidden curves,” she said.

I smiled. She is quite nice and talkative but I cannot trust her yet. She drove to King’s house and di a light makeup. Even though it was a light touch up I hate it.

“I gotta go. My mother needs me to go groceries since guests are coming this evening. I am sorry but tell me all the stuff tomorrow” she said.

“Thank you very much,” I said.

“That’s what friends are for,” she said.

I didn’t have a drive so I will have to walk. As I was about to close the door, Seth came running down the stairs.

“You gotta ride?” He asked.

“Nope, I’ll walk,” I said.

“I am heading to the cafe too. Have shifts” he said. “With Benjamin” I added.

He playfully glared. “Yes one and only,” he said while giving me a big smile.

“So... Coby and Audrey. It does sound good ” he said while starting the car.

“We haven’t even talked properly. So you can’t say our names together” I said.

“Geez, you’re so complicated. I was just kidding” he said.

Yes, so complicated I said to myself mentally.

“Any way you look beautiful,” he said.

“Thanks” I replied.“Just remember this, be careful where ever you go, and sometimes you will have to wait till the times up” he said.

“A.. what?” I asked him

“Just ignore or remember. You will understand it” he said.

“Ok,” I shortly responded.

We arrived at the Rose cafe. Seth parked the car in the parking lot. I looked around to see if Coby was there to be seen but he wasn’t.

My muscles tensed a bit,What if he won’t show up?

“You will come till then come inside. I am the manager of this so, have my famous cappuccino if you like” he said.

“Thanks, a lot,” I said.

After10 minutes, he brought me a drink. There weren’t many people inside the cafe. I looked at the time to see it was 4.10 pm.

“So.. we have a job vacancy” Seth started to say but was cut off by a voice from behind me.

“I am sorry that I kept you waiting. I had some work to finish off” Coby said.

He took the seat in front of me.

“Enjoy and if you need anything let me know,” Seth said and went off to the office.

“I am sorry,” Coby said as I turned to face him.

“It is fine,” I said.

I could say he was not in a rush too. He had his t-shirt skinned to his body while his pants were ironed well. His hair was perfectly gelled up.

“Done staring?” Coby asked.

My cheeks heat up. “You look great,” he said.

I mumbled thanks.

“Let’s get to know each other and I have a surprise for you,” he said.

“What’s your favorite color?” He asked.

“Black,” I said and his face got shocked.

“Oh,” he said.

“What’s yours?” I asked.

“Blue and white,” he said.

Well, that explains his selection of clothes. Blue t-shirt and white pants.

“Anyway, what is your favorite place ever,?” He asked.

“My bed” I replied.

I knew he meant a visiting place. I have never visited a place. Only the grocery shop, school, the mall with the boys, and also Blake’s nana’s house. Coby’s expression changed again.

“Yours?” I asked.

“Italy,” he said.

“Oh, what is your favorite activity to do in Italy” I asked so that I could pretend that I was interested in the conversation which I was not.

I haven’t been on a real date but I could say that I didn’t like this very much.

“Italy... My favorite food is pizza which is right in front of my aunt’s house and... Oh... there is another restaurant which has the best pasta served. I love eating I guess” he said at last answering my question.

Seth appeared at our table.

“Anything you would like?” He asked.

“Nothing we have to get going anyways. I have a surprise for her, mate” Coby said.

Seth nodded and smiled at me. I smiled back. Coby took my hand and intertwined it with his. I didn’t feel comfortable with his rough hand.

He drove his black car off-limits which made my skin scream.

“Here we are,” he said as he parked the car in front of a club. A damn club?!

“Do you like it?” He asked.

“Um.. yeah,” I said but inside me, I wanted to run back.

“Come on I have VIP passes, I brought it,” he said opening the door.

We walked inside the club. The smell of alcohol hit my nose and I kept the first step inside the club. Girls were dancing on the floor while men eyeing them.

I didn’t like the surrounding. It was full as well. We squeezed through people and entered a room where it was less busy than before. The girls had short dresses and had tongues down their throats. I was embarrassed with my selection of clothes.

“What do you like to drink?” He asked.

“I guess I will go with soda,” I said.

I never knew what to drink in a club. But I knew that soda was something like water with fizzing. I have never tried it either. My thoughts were cut short as Coby spoke.

“Come on you have to try something ” he said.

“Like what?” I asked.

“At least something that makes your stress release,” he said while ordering his drink.

“Soda please,” I said to the bartender.

He nodded and gave me a cup. Coby was done with three drinks when I took my first sip. I didn’t like the taste of soda either.

“You want to dance?” Coby asked.

I looked at the floor to see many people squeezing their bodies against each other. Sweat was glimmering in their faces.

“No, I will just stay here” I said.

“Ok,” he said.

He walked to the dance floor and danced alone. I turned again to the soda cup and looked at it. Coby came near to me after each song to check upon.

I checked the time from my phone to see it was 8 pm. More people added every minute and my attire was not suitable for this place at all.

I looked around and I caught a glimpse of pair of eyes. I looked into more to see Ares standing shockingly.


What is your opinion about this chapter?

What do you think about Coby?

What will happen next? What will Ares do? Will he ignore her?

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