I headed for the beach. soon I arrived I walked deep into the ocean and threw away my first SIM card.. now Ryan won’t reach me.I knelt down deep in the water …it seems the water goddess is awake. I waved at the part of the water which roared
” hy … I have committed a sin. I slept with a married man… goddess why didnt you answer my prayer.I told you to help me get Ryan but you failed me I guess it was my sin sorry… right now I have decided to stop sinning.I won’t hurt Anna again… I have accepted the fact that Ryan is not mine.it’s really painful.. just then I saw a face deep inside the ocean.Jesus I shivered but I didn’t run .she swimmed down closer to me that was when I realized she was a mermaid.I looked around no one was in the beach.
she came close enough and stopped
” won’t you let me sleep
” who are you
” I live here… you left your world to disturb mine
” sorry.I wiped my tears and stood up
” that man you brought here loves you very much and he is destined to be with you… let humans do what they can and after them fate will do its part..
she dived back into the water… Ryan is my destiny but I already lost him.she doesn’t know what he is married..I promised Ryan that I won’t ever run from him.he is going to be heart broken.I headed for louisas house ,i will leave from there..
claras mum is getting stronger she drank her tea and walked down to me on the couch. I am glad I didn’t tell Clara about her mum she might encounter an accident while thinking.
” mum are you ok?
” yes good Diana..thank U for coming
” that’s beautiful
” Diana is Clara having an affair with Ryan?
” haha who is Clara
” I warned clara so much but she didn’t listen ..she’s in love with ryan
” too painful…her first love had to be a crown of thorns ,my daughter might die of pain…
” but u watched Anna grow up right,why is she so wicked,she’s too wicked for her age ? claras mum smiled
“if you were trained like her you will do worse
” she’s not wicked she is just hot tempered and I don’t blame her there’s too much on her head ,her life is monitored and read like a book. she is not allowed to make a mistake and all her life she never made a mistake in protecting her fathers wealth.
she was trained from 12, how to be a leader,have presence,get people to fear u,all about shares she had alot to learn so she started early. she has Been in charge ever since she was 19 and even from that little age she never made a single mistake ,she didn’t enjoy life ,she didn’t live like other teenagers I really loved and admired her so much back then she didn’t let her age control her decisions at work even older people respected Annastasia. that was how she became mean and ruthless cos she was young if she acted lightly people would have looked down on her and Grande group won’t have been what it is now.
I watched her sneak out of work to meet her best friends to just play and live a little, nurse del always lied to her dad that she was meditating inside . crisella was her very best friend before maybel. I studied her life carefully and I wondered how she coped..how can human being have a life time table she didn’t enjoy the fun of being a teenager.each time her dad went to work she was behind him.as he always asked his guards
“is my jewel behind me?,he trained her to be fierce and strict cos he knew she was born into a rough world. even her high school was funny ,she studied at home and was only allowed to visit high school once in a week… she was being thought the duties of an active heir everyday every hour, even in her dream she talks about shares and money . she prefers to die than to make a mistake..grande group became her breath and a.g.h.c her life .u and clara enjoyed your early days , rain Chase ,games ,fun,friends,birthdays but Anna was reading files ,holding share holders meetings, going on business trips ,etc she missed out on the real life so Anna’s mean nature is because of her up bringing but she has a kind heart.
I heard the merger was strengthened and the truth is if Anna is doing all this because she loves ryan and is jealous she will do more and ruin more lives I am giving u 60/100 .she will do 60 out of hundred to secure Ryan for her heart.
but if Anna is fighting for the company and if her marriage to Ryan is the only key to protecting that company Annastasia will do 500 out of 100 she Will do anything she might bomb a whole nation cos Grande group is her life ,it was her own birthdays ,night parties, outing with friends. fun games etc…her father entrusted everything to her so much that he doesn’t come to work.. there is too much on her head so if the reason behind Anna’s action is protecting her father’s reputation and company then Anna won’t stop until Ryan weds her. i just wish everything can work out . all of them need each other Clara might be the real sister she never had if only she can let her fear of loosing the company go and think… maybe there is a way out .I pity and miss my child if only she had power and class to fight to for her love.
just then claras dad rushed in panting like a half dead lion
” honey, what’s wrong.
” it’s finished our super market was demolished everything is lost even my money and people’s cash
” what but how did u survive ,why didn’t u move things out.
” I got a text but I wasn’t told that my shop will be demolished I was just asked to leave the shop and pick something . that was how I survived
“what will we do now
“I am owing a whole lot of people now this is just too much.
” it will be fine ” claras mum said
claras dad held his hands to his heart and I gave him his drugs I carefully added sleeping tablets so he won’t think much..
Annastasia I already forgave your actions before u took them it takes maturity to understand you, i just hope u stop before u start living in regret and depression. claras mum said
I arrived Louisas house ,Louisa hugged me tightly after opening the door.
” Clara come in
I nodded and walked in. the house is quite pretty I sat on her bed
” Clara why did you run from ryan
” the hospital told me to come back.if I stay I might get my family into trouble.
” but Clara why all this?
” ryan is betrothed to Anna you know right
” Anna found out about me and Ryan
” Annastasia Alexandra Grande the first
” after she just powered the merger
” Clara you need to go home… Anna will hurt every one who is close to you
” I know … after meeting her I understood the kind of person she is.kind if she likes you heart less if she hates you and now she hates me but I really like her
” am sorry clara
” no its ok… I already left her man after all they just Got married… I and Ryan we are both hopeless.I wish she will forgive me and stop now.
” what will you do now
” am going home..I will leave so I can pick my life pieces together.
Louisa hugged me… I miss ryan so much.
omg did I fall asleep.I touched the bed but I didn’t feel Clara.I ran down to her room but she left. her bags are missing oh no what is going on.I called Clara on phone but it was unavailable.I called iren
” iren did a.g.h.c call Clara back
” call back?,
” what do you mean Call back
” Clara is no longer your nurse another is on her way.
“I dunno too
“where is she
“I dont know
aaaarrrghhhh!!!. what’s going on I switched of the call I called Anna.
” is that how you address me now ,Annastasia?
this girl won’t ever be calm
” anna where is Clara
” I don’t know ,why asking
” Anna what are you doing
” Ryan maybe Clara decided to do what’s right … it’s not my fault if she left ryan I just hope u do what’s right too cos a lot is at stake here and it just keeps getting worse u don’t understand anything arrrgh!!.she threw her phone to the wall.yes I know that sound.
Anna please stop .there might be another way out stop hurting yourself.you are so pained. even if i marry you Anna u wont be happy u wont be fufilled cos we don’t love each other I am not only doing this for me I am doing this for us … we will die inside if we get married .this is so complicated where did Clara go to.Anna doesn’t know where she is.why didnt Clara tell me anything. how could she just up and leave.what about me….. I looked around and saw the letter I read it fully now I understand ,clara thinks everything will just be solved if she leaves like this …I told her to wait I might find a way to end this peacefully why didn’t she listen arrrgh.where is she ,how do I see Clara…I don’t even know her house.is that why she begged me to concentrate on Anna. Clara come back I can’t live without you I beg you please.I picked my drug and swallowed then I sat on the floor backing her bed.she was leaving tears streamed down my eye and I wiped them.
Rachel’s pov .
I am Anna’s assistant here at the hospital.Jake is her assistant outside work and nurse del is her main nurse but she traveled .we have been with Anna for a very very long time and I know she trusts us.Anna didn’t go home today she went to her suite that’s where she stays when there is too much on her head and there is really too much on her head Anna is too small for everything she is carrying… right from time she fought alone her dad wanted her to be fearless in this life …her mum who fought by her side is now missing ,tonia looks for ways to bring down Anna everyday ,daniella who should help as a sister tried to kill her ,Mr Grande left work totally cos he is always sick the whole Grande in on the head of a 24 years old girl no wonder so many things went rough when she was in coma .but now she is back and she is busy placing every thing right until this merger issue. it just added to her list of problems Anna needs a sister from another mother ,someone as smart as her, someone who loves her and she trust someone who will take away half the burden on her head before she breaks down.. heaven knows I can’t be Anna even for 30 minutes .I watched her rush into the living room of the suite she wore a white pant and bra with a jacket.her pen was behind her ear she packed her hair up.and held a file in her hands.I bowed she took her water from the table and i rushed into the room with her thousands of files where on the floor what on earth is she looking for she wore her glasses and picked another file which she opened.
” madam what are u searching for.
” tell me , what did the court say
” we can’t get the land back
” malcom can never bring me down , he fought with my dad he didn’t succeed if he thinks he will pull me down because I am still a kid he must be joking .m.h. will always be under A.g.h.c… malcom really wants to play a dirty game I hope he knows that’s my favourite.
yes malcom is really one of Anna’s biggest competition he runied a.g.h.c before it was the merger that strengthened us again and is still covering us up . r.d didn’t even know why a.h.g.c agreed to that merger quickly. it gave Anna stand to defeat him then now he is back with another dimension thank God Anna was smart enough to strengthen the merger but what is really backing him up did he forget about the merger or ,oh no, could he have inside information that Ryan might break up the marriage, cox i know malcom fears mr devantes so if he is up against Anna again that means he believes that Anna might not be under mr devantes for long ,i think he knows that the marriage is having issues, who is behind malcom,who is his informant.
Anna started coughing she took water Anna u must never let that merger break off u have to protect it with your last breath no one knows how malcom will strike he is waiting for the company to get weak but I trust Anna she never gets weak.
” what’s your report on clara
” we destroyed her fathers shop.
” did u text him
“did he get hurt
” we fired her mum and we already sent the mandate….I was informed that she left ryan some hours ago she is with her friend now.
” what friend , what kind of friend is that ,male or female?
“is the area safe
“are u sure
” yes ,one of our security guard is around her
” good…. make sure she returns to new York safely … he has to watch her till she enters the plane ,a single strand of her hair shouldn’t get hurt you should know I might be angry at her but I don’t play with clara,.. I just want her far away from ryan .
“ok and about chasing them out of their house ..
” hold that for now
“but I thought u wanted to do everything it takes to chase her out of this city . we are very close ,her mum is jobless,her dad jobless, they don’t have any means in this city so once we chase them from their house clara and her parents will have no choice but to leave the city just like u want ,she will go far away from ryan and the merger will be secured
“I know but just leave the house for now let them rest,Clara is still on her way and Ryan is not yet back and I am still thinking about some stuffs … I will tell u the next step
” get me info on our next step for Chicago
“ok madam but all this files,u need to rest
” I am looking for somethings… I will just.
she opened another file and wore her glasses. she coughed again with her towel and folded it quickly,wait did I just see blood …is Anna ok.
I watched her open like 10 files at once even a lawyer doesn’t read like this.
I wish crisella or ryan would just came back Anna needs someone to talk too ,she is thinking too much her heart is piled up she needs a helper for God’s sake, what kind of lonely life is this now maybel is always busy with her therapy /counseling work anna looks strong and fearless outside but inside she is just pitiable, she is so scared right now ,she’s scared of Ryan breaking off the merger she is obviously shaken up …. this girl is really suffering so much
i wish I was closer to her I will just kneel down and pull her into a deep hug then I will brush her hair and tell her everything will be fine ,your mom will come back,malcom won’t take a.g.h.c from you ,ryan Wont break off the merger,your dad will regain his full health , everything will be fine, u won’t lose anything my child.yes ,just like a mother would…. I looked at her again and she wrapped her towel around her body.from hospital coma to life coma seems u were born to suffer. but I can’t touch you ,you are too mean and strict you will just slap my destiny out of me.
I bowed and walked out.
in my next life I will come with a sister who will love me and take care of me I won’t be alone and maybe in that life I will try being a normal person .I remembered what maybel said and chuckled . close my eye and choose my lover.does it matter whom I love what matters is a.g.h.c especially now that malcom is back.let me try it anyway. cos I really need an answer to why I didn’t break up with Tony and why I cheated Ryan
I folded my legs and my hands together and closed my eye. forget the pleasure ,the sex ,the romance who is in your heart Anna ,who do you really love ,who makes you whole. omg what am I seeing
my phone rang and I stood up,i don’t have time for games
“Anna something happened
” till u arrive at work
I dropped the call now my heart is beating fast ,what did malcom do again…I have not been able to talk to my dad I hope malcom didn’t add more salt.
I walked down to my door and there the new nurse stood. she looks good .she wore black flats and I white Gown.
” hy… am your new assistant sir
I opened the door wide and she walked in. she bowed to me.I ignored her and closed the door.I opened the door to claras room and she walked in.
” don’t ruin the way she organised things
” yes sir
” we have only 6 patients left… we leave early in the morning
” yes sir
” please… if it doesn’t concern business,don’t talk to me and don’t ever come up those stairs.
” yes sir
” we need to leave early so we should complete everything fast … within like 2 to 3 days so please read the health records you can am not in the right state of mind to read
” yes sir
” welcome Clara…. sorry what’s your name .
” its mira sir .
I dried my tears and rushed out
I am so anxious right now ,why did Jake call so late ..but my dad said i should meet him first before work so I headed home.
I walked in and he sat facing his system
he had a bottle water on his side.I looked in his face he looked worried.
” my jewel.
” Anna what is distracting you my love ,is something bothering you.
” no dad everything is fine
“have you seen this
he turned his system to me i looked at the first paragraph its about the land.
” dad am sorry I don’t know how malcom bought that land
” Anna I am not talking about the first paragraph,i knew when he did that I was just waiting for u to strike back but look at the second paragraph
I looked down Jesus our hospital in India got closed down by government and our workers sent out our sick patients stranded. what happened ,government might sue us for this ,its all malcom.
i placed my hands on my mouth
” dad am sorry … I lost focus and made a mistake
” Anna malcom has done enough u can’t handle him alone schedule a meeting with me and Grande and also schedule a meeting at work . active board members and departmental heads
” ok Dad , but you are not strong
” i will be fine ,but Anna if u weren’t distracted all this wouldn’t have happened behind your back… what’s going on tell me.. why are u so scared recently u hardly come home.
” nothing dad
” how was your trip to Africa
“it was fine.
” what did Ryan think of the marriage.
” well dad ,he didn’t see anything wrong
“I hope you are not lying to me Anna cos for malcom to strike fearlessly like this it means he has information that the merger is shaking .
” it’s not shaking dad ,its fine,Ryan is still with me he is not going anywhere .
” Annastasia!!! ” he hit his hand on the table ,he knows am lying.
I wiped my tears
” dad you were right Ryan , Ryan threatened to break off the merger.
am so scared that i will ruin everything you worked hard for, dad if this merger gets weak malcom will use it against us ,he might take a.g.h.c away cos he has govt power … Ryan is my fear dad, he doesn’t love me anymore he wants to break off the marriage he really wants to ,am scared that I might fail you .
i placed both hands on my face sobbing like a kid… not now that he is sick I can’t fail him now that he needs me to be stronger than ever.
” Anna u know ryan can’t …he shouldn’t. this is not child’s play.. Infact i need to inform his dad
” no don’t dad ,for Claras sake .Mr dervantes will hurt her ,u know he doesn’t have time he will kill her.. Clara has to go far away before Ryan’s Dad finds out about this. dad please dont tell him , it’s under control my marriage to Ryan is my duty to secure.
” Anna better do cos a lot are at stake now . infact , this is not what I wanted for you my jewel , i need you to marry a man that loves you and will give you all the care u missed in your life … u know what?, i will handle malcom and after that I will find a way to separate Ryan from you without causing a war … let’s remove malcom from the picture first so he wont ever come back at you.
“but,do u still love ryan,do you want him or not.
” dad i
he’s phone rang
” go to work ,we will talk
I rushed out.. oh God everything was getting worse thank God dad is taking charge .. malcom is really out for this how dare he remove a.g.h.c from India and all because I got weak and carried away with Ryan’s threat. i moved my hair and wiped my tears for the first time I failed Dad twice
if dad can separate the merger without issues ,if he can solve the problem easily I have a feeling I might let Ryan go.
I might leave him for clara.she saved my life I will never forget that.
I already forgave her for helping Ryan cheat thanks to Ryan’s words I got to understand Clara’s part of the story. and I won’t drag Ryan with her.I don’t know if I love him or not but I won’t mind that anymore.I just pray dad and Mr dervantes can teach malcom a lesson and remove him from the picture
at least if my dad is the one to separate the marriage Mr dervantes won’t be mad at Ryan .. my dad might even do it in a way the merger won’t shake.I trust him I will finally take a break while he takes the driver’s seat from me.
maybe I will use that time to do what normal people do , what do normal people do , go to the spa,go swimming ,visit the club, go ice skating ,take dance classes , learn how to cook well, and just have fun and live like a human being not as a robot programmed to do office work . I think maybe I am happy. but i will be happier if dad gets strong and mum comes back. for slapping Clara I wonder If she is still mad at me.
i moved my hair and sat in my car.