(She’s too Perfect)
By: Faith Lucky.
My head spined as I looked at him, gob smacked.
What? Wh…What’s he saying?
“S…sir?” I stuttered.
“You don’t have much time, Maxine; it’s simple. Chose to have s*x with me for just one night, or if you can do it, then you become my personal maid. So, chose” he repeated himself, making me weak.
Oh, my God!
“But I….I can’t.” I shuddered.
“You can’t do what exactly?”
“Both of them! I…I…I can’t have s*x with you; and…I can’t be your maid. Please, why are doing this? I haven’t done anything to offend you. I don’t even know you, sir. Why are you trying to blackmail me?” I asked pathetically and he sighed and brushed his fingers into his hair.
“I’m sure you know the consequences involved if your family gets to know you’ve been dancing?
“Well, I’ll be giving you 24 hours to think about it – just 24 hours. You can leave” he stated coldly and I gave him a long stare without making a move.
He turned and looked at me.
“I can’t do it…please” I winced.
“My family will never agree to me working as a maid for you”.
“Well, you don’t need to worry about your family. All you have to do is make your decision and leave the rest to me” he said with a smile, making me more confused.
“Now, one more time, you can leave. Go on and think about it properly” he winked at me but I still didn’t make a move.
“I said…you can leave” he said again and this time around, I opened the door slowly and stepped out of the car.
Oh my God! I’m doomed.
I smiled to myself as the car started moving, leaving the premises.
Hmm. I guess everything’s going as planned. I couldn’t wait for her to become my maid. Well, of course, she had no option but to be my maid.
I had brought up those two options because I knew she was never gonna agree to have s*x with me. And to avoid the consequences of the video, she was gonna have to take the second option and become my maid.
Well, I wasn’t really sure if Noah loved her; but definitely he liked her. I mean, he admires anything and anyone that has to do with dance and recalling the look in his eyes when we had stepped into the bar – it was clear enough he admired her.
And I’m gonna use her to make him feel what I felt because of him. I’ll make sure he knows what he feels like when someone you admire is being used by someone else.
Perhaps, when I’ve had this revenge of mine, we can finally make peace.
I couldn’t go straight to class but just went for the restroom instead. I was scared of being questioned by the teacher when I bust into tears.
As soon as I was alone in the room, I threw my bag on the floor and busted into tears in front of the mirror.
I felt doomed; confused.
Oh! Rex; why’s he doing this to me? What does he have with me that’d suddenly make someone like him pick interest in me?
I’ve never met him – except in Pablo’s bar. What have I done to deserve this? How could he possibly ask me to have s*x with him?
I’ll never do such a thing!
I’ll never give out my v**ginity so cheaply to someone I barely know.
And becoming his maid…wouldn’t that make me spend more time with him? And…Noah?
Oh my God! What’s happening? Why does this have to happen to me of all people?
If he shows that video to my family, I’ll be doomed and all hope for the contest will be gone.
I just wish I could run away – go far away.
But the last time I tried doing that, it didn’t work out fine for me.
I could remember vividly.
There was a day got so frustrated and ran to stay with Pablo. My uncle had gotten him arrested and almost sued him for child adoption – using the connections he had. And that’s the reason they’ve threatened and warned me never to dance again.
Why would Rex have to come up now? If he shows that video to them, its gonna create a disaster. I really needed to win that competition. I needed the money – so I could become independent and be on my own
Why does this have to happen now? I couldn’t let him destroy my hopes and chances.
I bent my head and wept more – bitterly.
I was in a deep sleep when my phone rang and awakened me roughly.
I grumbled as I reached for the phone but my eyes beamed when I discovered it was my manager.
I sat up and picked it up without reluctance.
I called curiously.
☎Yes. Is there any news?
☎Yes. The lady you asked me to find – the veiled dancer – there’s something you need to know about her.
I felt energy drive into my body as soon as I heard that.
☎What is it?”
I asked anxiously.
☎Spill it out, Seth”
☎I guess you haven’t seen the news. Turn on your tele and check it out” he said and I arched my brows in curiosity and left the bed, reaching for the tv.
I turned it on and was taken abacked at what I saw.
The reporter was still giving the news and beneath it, the headline was boldly written:
*Veiled dancer referred to as Crazy Dancer has joined the Star Dance Competition*
My eyes beamed immediately.
She’s joined the competition? She’s part of the dancers??
I put the phone back on my ear.
☎Seth. Please, just tell me you know who she is?” I asked desperately.
☎I’m really sorry, Noah. But I have no idea for now. Whoever she is, I think she’s really bent on keeping her identity a secret”. He replied.
“Damn it!” I growled and threw the phone on the bed.
Sh*t! Why’s it so difficult getting to know her, huh? Why???
I kicked the wall and ruffled my hair.
My head was hot and I just needed a drink. Exactly.
I went out to the sitting room to get a drink and there I met Rex already at the wine bar – drinking.
“Hello big brother” he beamed and stretched out his hand to me as I drew near and I scoffed and ignored him, going to take a seat beside him.
“Should I help you?” He asked and tried reaching for a bottle of wine, but I stopped him and took it myself.
“What’s with you, Rex?” I asked him.
“What’s with the strange attitude?”
“Strange attitude?” He asked and laughed briefly.
“I’m surprised you’re calling it strange, brother. I thought we’ve always been friends?”
“Well, that was before you accused me of snatching your girlfriend” I snapped st him and he laughed again like it was funny.
“Please Noah; stop being so hilarious. That’s bygone, isn’t it? Anyway, don’t worry, I’ll be having a little surprise for you very soon” he winked at me and drank from his glass.
What the heck is he talking about?
I opened the wine and drank directly from the bottle. But Rex wouldn’t keep shut.
“Have you heard of the Crazy dancer?” He asked, playing with his drink.
“Oh! Of course, you should’ve heard of her. You actually ran after her when she was done dancing” he replied himself and chuckled.
“So…what do you think about her,brother? Isn’t she incredible, huh? I’m pretty sure you have your eyes on her already.
“But let me ask you a little question. Between she and the lady in the bed – who do you admit most?”
I scoffed and gave him a ridiculous stare. What is he talking about?
“Ahh” he smiled widely.
“Of course, you admire crazy dancer more. But I’m pretty sure you still admire the lady at the bar – just that…you love crazy dancer more. Hmm”.
“You know what? You’re just making my head ache more” I blurted and was about standing up when the door opened and I checked to see it was mum and dad, laughing as they walked in.
I just took in a deep breath and remained on my seat.
“Awwn! And my prince charmings are here!” Mum beamed as she spread her arms apart, coming towards us.
Rex was the first person she hugged. Well, that was because I didn’t really pay attention to her.
“Hello pretty woman” Rex chuckled and pecked her.
“How’re you doing, son?
“Noah; hey, are you alright?” She turned her attention to me
“Yeah – welcome home, mom”. I replied casually.
My head was just buzzing.
“Good evening dad” Rex greeted him as he stood behind us.
“Yeah – evening son. Before I forget”, he said.
“We’ll be going out for dinner tomorrow. An old friend of mine who I was able to meet with at the party has asked for a little family acquaintance and so, he’s invited us to his house for dinner tomorrow. So, get ready cause I told him I’ll be coming with you all tomorrow” he enthused and tried walking away, but Rex called back his attention.
“Who’s family is it?” He asked and dad stopped to look at him.
“Oh! I doubt if you’ll know him. But it’s the Daniels’ family. His name is Richard Daniels. And…I’d suggest you look your best cause he’s got very pretty daughters” dad replied, specially looking at me.
And I scoffed.
“Hold on;” Rex suddenly said.
“Richard Daniels…Is it the family of one lady called Maxine?” He asked, making me raise my brows.
“Oh, yes! Maxine is his late brother’s child. How did you know her, Rex?” Dad replied and Rex smiled, looking at me.
Who’s Maxine? I thought.