(She likes him,
but he’s cold-hearted😈)
The rate of my heartbeat increased as I stared at him, the same way he stared at me, looking so calm.
“Boss” the boy pulling my skirt called and moved away from me.
“Is…is there a problem?” The second one asked.
He sighed and touched his brows.
“I need you to do something for me. When you’re done, you can proceed with whatever it is you’re doing” he stated levelly – in the most soothing voice I’d ever heard – and left the room.
Oh my God!
I…I just heard him speak!
I heard his voice.
I p@nted and was overjoyed by it that I’d almost forgotten my current situation.
But…did he just tell the boys they could proceed with whatever they were doing? Oh, God! Does it mean he’d given them a go-ahead and doesn’t care?
The boy in front of me smirked and completely took off my skirt and I whimpered.
“Don’t worry, we’ll be back for you” he said as he threw the skirt on the floor and left the room with his partner.
My breath wavered as I stared up at the ceiling.
Why am I doomed? What have I gotten into??
How do I get out of here?
Oh! God, please save me. I can’t experience this. I wouldn’t be able to survive the trauma of being raped.
Dear God, please.
At that moment, I was confused, having a mixed excitement of hearing the king’s voice and getting raped as well.
Gosh! His voice was soo
I don’t know. Could it be the reason he barely speaks? Because his voice is damn so nice?
It was just as perfect as his looks – calm, masculine, enchanting.
Suddenly, the door opened and I felt my heart jump out of my chest.
My fears increased as I got to know it was one of the boys.
No, no, please!
Please! I cried in my heart.
He came to me on the bed and I noticed something different – he was looking angry.
He came to me and surprisingly, started untieing me.
He did it with so much bitterness and finally fred me from all the ropes and roughly, he held me by the arm and dragged me out of the bed.
“Put on your skirt and leave” he growled at me and I flinched and quickly reached for my skirt on the floor, sl!pping it through my legs and zipping up when I was done.
I turned around to leave the room without a second thought, but he held me back by the arm.
“This isn’t over. I’ll definitely get you next time” he snarled before letting me go.
Hold on; what’s wrong? Why’s he suddenly angry and acting like he was being forced to let me go or what?
I scoffed and not waiting to think of any other thing, I ran away.
My hand was on my chest all through, feeling so relieved I’d been able to escape that.
God! I’d been so damn scared. What would I’ve done, huh? How could they even think of doing such a thing to me in the first place?
But…what made them change their minds?
I thought Miquel had given them the go-ahead and asked them to proceed as soon as they were done with their work for him? So, what the hell happened?
I kept thinking about it as I ran back to my apartment and thankfully, I was able to get to my room successfully.
I opened the door with so much relief and went in and there I found my room mates complete – all lying on their beds.
The two l£sblans were sharing the same bed, giggling and chatting indiscernible while the quiet lady just focused on a book.
Huh? Has she been reading the entire time or what?
Neither of them paid attention to me and quietly, I walked to my bed and laid on it, reminiscing on the previous incidence.
The next morning, I woke up, took my bath and got ready for cl@ss.
Hm. I still hadn’t seen the time table and had no idea what subject I was to have that morning.
The l£sblans were on the bed, playing and making me wonder if they don’t attend cl@sses or what?
I took my bag and was about leaving the room when a knock came on the door. Well, since I was already close to the door, I opened it and discovered it was Diane.
Ah! Thank goodness.
“Hey, doll. What’s up?” She beamed as soon as I opened up.
“Hi. Good morning. Its actually a good thing you came” I replied as I opened the door and walked out fully.
“Yeah…we’re running late for cl@ss already. Come on” she held my hand and started walking away with me.
“But…have you gotten the time table? I don’t know what…”
“Yeah, don’t worry barbie. I’ve gotten it covered already” she interrupted me and I scoffed.
“Why’re you calling me barbie?” I asked.
“Because you’re a doll” she replied and I laughed.
All through the walk, she held my hand like a kid and finally, we got to the big cl@ssroom.
Students were already in with a man – who I’d @ssumed was the teacher – standing in front of the cl@ss.
But…is this really a cl@ssroom?
It was so big and beautiful.
There was a big plasma TV at the top of the front row, the floors were tied, lockers were neatly arranged and there were two boards in the cl@ss – one was electronic and the other white board.
There were about 2 AC’s and a big round bulb was rotating in the middle of the cl@ss
It was just…ineffable.
Indeed, the Diãmônd institute is one of a kind.
“Come on, Cali” Diane whispered and took me to a vacant seat where we sat close to each other, our lockers being just a stone throw away.
I was so curious to know what they were gonna teach about and soon, the teacher commenced.
On the white board was clearly written:
*Understanding The Gift*
“So, today, we’ll be talking about the first important thing about being a Diãmônd” he began.
“First, you need to understand the power you possess before you can think of controlling it and other stuff.
“The first question is – what do you do? What can you do with your powers?
“Are you the type that can lift objects with the mind? Are you the type that can create illusions? Are you the type that can control people’s thoughts?”
He paused and opened a book.
“Why don’t we do a little practice?” He continued, looking up at us.
“You – come up and display your gift. Show us what you can do”, he pointed to a lady who stood up – slowly and went to stand in front of the cl@ss.
“Um…” She started nervously.
“This is what I can do”.
She opened her palms and looked into it and immediately, it brought out fire.
Few of the people in the cl@ss g@sped as they found it amusing. Well, to me, I found it scary.
“With this, I can burn up an entire building” the lady said, looking into the palms and the teacher smiled.
“Okay, dear. That’s good. You can go back to your seat” he replied and she stopped the fire and returned to her seat.
“At least, now you know you’re a fire creator” he remarked and pointed out to someone else.
“You – come out and show us what you have”.
It was a boy and his friends cheered at him as he confidently walked out.
“Well…This is mine” he said as he stood in front of the cl@ss and waved his hand in the air.
Suddenly, the place changed and made us think we were in front of an ocean.
Everyone was still seated but ahead of us, we felt we were sitting in front of an ocean.
Oh my God!!
“I have the power of illusion – make you see what isn’t real” the boy said excitedly and waved his hand in the air again and immediately, the place went back to normal.
Oh my God!!
I was so damn scared.
“Wow!!! That’s an awesome gift, boy! You’re really gifted” the teacher commended and the students applauded him as he returned to his seat.
Wow! But indeed, it was an excellent gift.
“Hmm. The power of illusion”, the teacher remarked with a nod.
“Okay; let’s take the last one. You over there – come out and show us what you got” he said and I realized he was referring to me.
“Come on, Cali” Diane whispered to me and I shrugged and stood up.
Gosh! Do I really have to do this?
I walked sluggishly and stood in front of the cl@ss.
“Show us what you got” the teacher said to me and I cleared my throat.
“Well…I’m a double Diãmônd” i began.
“I’d love to showcase my first gift, but I might end up bringing down the cl@ssroom or hurting someone because I’m a banshee”.
“Oh!” He mouthed with a nod.
“And…for my second gift” I paused and looked at the students and their thoughts started popping into my head but I focused on two ladies in front, staring keenly at me
“I know she slept with your boyfriend last night after convincing him her @ss was bigger than yours” I said, pointing out to them respectively and the entire cl@ss g@sped.
“What?” The victim flinched and turned to the lady who was beside her.
Obviously, they were friends.
“Michelle?? Did you??” She asked, alarmed and the Michelle stood up and ran out of the cl@ss, speechless.
Oops! I didn’t ask for that.
I turned back to the teacher who was having a shocked expression on.
“And I know you plan on stealing from the next money the government will be s£nding in today” I said only to his hearing and the shock on his face increased.
I smirked afterwards and returned to my seat.
“Cali! What did you do??” Diane whispered to me as everybody started staring at me.
“Showcasing my gift” I replied with a shrug.
We walked into the cafeteria and ordered what we wanted and after which, sought for an empty table to make use of.
Gosh! This place is just too good to be true. I’m talking about just the food aspect, tho.
The fact they give out free food no matter the quantity is really amusing to me.
“So, how was your night,Cali?” Diane asked as we settled down next to each other.
“Are your room mates nice?”
“Please, I don’t even know the answer to give to that. Two ladies there are l£sblans and the other is just weird and quiet” I replied irritatingly.
“l£sblans??” She recoiled in horror and a little bit of disgust.
“Yes. And its just so annoying. They klzz and lick each other up anytime they please without minding the pres£nce of others. I seriously wish there was a way I could kick them out of that room.
“Woahh! That’s…” She paused and laughed.
“I don’t even know what to say. I can’t believe you have l£sblans for room mates”.
She shook her head and started eating from her meal and I decided to tell her about last night.
“Diane” I called.
“Hm?” She hummed a reply, her eyes were still fixed on her food.
“Miquel’s guards…those two boys that always follows him around.. They almost raped me last night” I released the bombshell and she split the pasta she was already taking into her mouth in shock.
“Wh…What did you just say?” She inquired and I looked around to make sure none of the students were paying attention to us..
Anyway, I’d made sure my voice was low enough.
“They tried to rape me” I repeated myself and her eyes dropped wide open in shock.
I could tell she was about screaming but quickly used her hand to cover her l!ps and after a while, she brought it down.
“What did you just say, Cali? How the hell did it happen??” She demanded, awe – filled.
“Well…I was in my room when a lady showed up and informed me some people were looking for me. I followed her out and discovered they were actually the ones. They asked me to follow them to their room for a one night stand but of course, I refused and next, they made me p@ss out.
“I’d woken up and found myself lying on their bed with my hands tied. I…I tried to use my powers on them, but couldn’t and…they started stripping me. I cried and pleaded, but they turned deaf ears.
“They were on the verge of succeeding, but luckily, Miguel came in and interrupted them” I narrated.
“Miquel?” She cut in with a crumpled look.
“Yes. He…showed up and asked them to follow him, saying he needed them to do something for him. I don’t…”
“Hold on; hold on: Did you…actually heard him speak?” She interrupted me again and I nodded, making her g@sp and cover mouth again.
“Cali?!” She exclaimed.
“You…you heard his voice?”
And I nodded with a smile. Gosh! I found myself blushing.
“Oh, my gee! Do you know how incredible that is?? You’ve just become one of the few lucky people that’s heard his voice. That’s incredible, Cali!!”
“Yeah…thank you” I rolled my eyes and blushed again.
“Hold on; I mean…continue. So, what happened after that?” She asked.
“Well…the boys had left with him, but after a while, one of them returned and untied me and I really can’t explain why the hell it happened. I didn’t care to ask, I just ran off” I concluded.
“Woahh. This is more like a story of the year. Are you kidding me??? First, you were in the room of Miquel’s special guards and secondly, you heard him speak. Its incredible, Cali. Really incredible” she remarked.
I guess Zack is the reason you couldn’t use your powers. He’s quite powerful and has the ability to shatter someone’s powers, especially if the s£nder is weak” she explained.
“Weak? But I’m not weak”
“Of course, you are. You’re still new into the system and don’t have control of your powers yet. Don’t worry, by the time you’re deep into training, it’d only get better” she @ssured me and I just sighed and continued eating.
Suddenly, my room mate walked in, gripping my attention.
It was the quiet one who was always reading.
I watched her as she walked in quietly, keeping her gaze on the floor.
She got to the counter, ordered her meal and went to sit on an empty table alone.
Hm. She seems overly quiet.
“That’s my room mate” I said to Diane, titling my head towards her direction.
“What?” Diane flinched.
“Nina is your room mate???”
“Y…es. The one i said was quiet and all. She’s my room mate” I replied, wondering why she was acting that weird.
*The confessor!* I heard her say in her head.
“She’s a what?” I asked out?
“She’s a confessor, Call and I really don’t like the idea of you being close to her” she replied and I furrowed my brows in confusion.
“What’s a confessor?” I asked.
“Damn it! Don’t tell me you don’t know what a confessor is. They’re a set of people – mostly females – that can turn people into their slaves with just one touch” she replied but I still looked confused and she continued.
“They hold the person’s neck, forcing the person to look at them in the eyes. Their eyes changes to black for a second and after that, the person becomes their slave. They’d do anything at any cost as commanded by the confessor and its going to last for as long as they live” she further explained and I flinched as the meaning became clear to me.
Whaat?? For real???
That’s the kind of power she possesses?
“Yes, Cali. And that’s the reason she doesn’t have a single friend over here. Although, she’s been here for months now and has been taught to control the powers, but people are still scared of her. Its just so unfortunate” she said and I picked more interest in starring at the lady as she ate her food – broodily.
No wonder she acts quiet and weird.
“But…” I was about saying something when the pres£nce of three ladies interrupted me as they stood in front of our table.
They looked so hot, putting on extremely shot dresses. But they also looked like they were there for trouble.
O…kay. Whats going on? Are they missing their way or something?
I looked at Diane who looked back at me.
“Do you think we’re here to watch you like morons?” One of them asked and my confusion increased.
“Well…you’re Cali, right?” Another asked and all I did was nod.
*Naomi* I heard the name in her head.
“We want you to come with us. Mistress Naomi would want to have a word with you” the first one said and I made a disgruntled look.
“I…don’t understand. Who’s Naomi?” I asked
“Hey; don’t ask dumb us questions, okay? Come with us and you’ll know who she is” the third one replied and I was forced to scoff.
“Sorry, but…I’m going nowhere with you. Not until I know who your mistress is” I stated bluntly and sat properly to face my food.
What the heck?
Suddenly, I saw my plate of food lifting on its own.
It left the table – slowly – and got suspended in mid air.
I g@sped and looked at the ladies and noticed one of them was controlling it.
“Do you think we’re here for jokes, bitch?” The first one asked and immediately, the plate turned downwards and poured on me.
the students who were already watching in the cafeteria g@sped.
“Hey! Stop it” I heard Diane say as I opened my mouth in shock, the entire meal pouring on me – from my hair down to my dress.
Oh my God!
I p@nted and stood up and a smirk crossed her l!ps.
I felt anger build in me.
“Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh” I screamed with fisted hands and with immediately, the three of them were swept off their feet and thrown back in a full speed.
“Cali!!” Diane g@sped and stood up as the ladies crashed on the floor, close to the door.
The cafeteria became noisy as everyone fed their eyes.
Two of the ladies couldn’t leave the floor as a result of pains, but the other managed to do so, standing up with a gr0@n.
Her eyes raged as she stared at me and immediately, I took Diane’s food and threw it at her.
Yes – I threw it at her direction, but she squatted and missed it and it landed on someone else instead – someone else walking into the cafeteria.
I g@sped and recoiled in fear as the rest of the students did same.
Even Diane moved away from me.
He stopped right there at the door and looked at his white dress which had become stained and messy. His special guards were right beside him and were stunned as well.
It was Miquel!!
(She likes him,
but he’s cold-hearted😈)
I felt like slapping myself at that moment, knowing I was half dead.
Oh! Cali; what have I done?
How…How did it even happen???
He looked at his stained dress, then slowly took his eyes to me and I felt my heart give a mighty leap.
All the students were already moving away, trying to create a big distance like a storm was about to take place.
The guards beside him raged immediately and tried rushing at me, but he stopped them, signalling them with his hand.
I gulped nervously and my eyes watered as he started coming towards me.
Oh my God!
Oh my God!
I panicked and took a few steps back but suddenly stopped myself, knowing I couldn’t get away from it.
He walked levelly with his hands crossed behind his back and finally got to where I was.
“I’m….I’m sorry. It wasn’t intentional” I stuttered pathetically, staring into his dark eyes which were boring into mine.
Gosh! I may be stubborn and all that, but this particular guy…he’s different.
The air around him…that look…fragrance….aura…they were just something else.
I felt my heart beating rapidly and slowly, he lifted his hand to my chest, making me flinch.
What the hell is he doing?
I was about thinking otherwise when he suddenly took hold of my necklace and pulled it off my neck.
My eyes widened in shock as I stared at the necklace in his hand. What does he think he’s doing??
My precious necklace I use in remembering mum.
“You’re never gonna see it again” he whispered only to my hearing and turned around, walking out with the boys.
I felt cold shivers run down my spine as I watched him leave.
Oh my God! What the hell just happened??
My necklace. He can’t take it.
I found myself running after him but the guards stopped me from touching him when I got to where he was.
“Please, I’m sorry. The necklace is important to me. I need it back” I pleaded as his guards held me and suddenly, he gave me access to his thoughts.
*I know it’s important. And that’s the reason I’m taking it* I heard him say in his head and I became weak.
He walked out with the guards while I stood, watching helplessly.
I sat quietly with Cali at the field and while she kept herself busy with a pack of chocolate, I just sat quietly and didn’t say a word.
“You sure you don’t want some?” She asked, holding out the chocolate to me but I shook my head.
“Oh! Cali, you need to get over it, okay? Seriously, you should be happy he only seized your necklace and didn’t do worse to you. I was actually kinda scared he was gonna hurt you pretty bad, you know. Nobody messes with Miquel and goes scott free” she preached.
“You don’t understand, Diane. That necklace is damn important to me and I simply can’t lose it. Its the last gift I’d gotten from my mum before coming into this damn institute and she wanted me to always put it on. She wanted me to value it. So, I can’t lose it simply because I made a flimsy mistake” I explained with a huff and Diane sighed .
“Well, nobody planed for this, okay? So, we just have to go along with it. The necklace is gone and that’s it!”, she concluded and took a bite from her chocolate.
Definitely, there’s no way I’m letting go of that necklace.
We didn’t say a word to each other for a while and in the process, an idea popped into my head.
“Diane” I called anxiously.
“What if…I sneak into his room when I’m sure he isn’t around and take back the necklace?” I asked and her eyes widened in shock.
“What?? Have you gone mad or something???” She growled and looked around, trying to be sure nobody had heard us.
“Seriously, Cali. You better flush that idea of your head if you don’t wanna get killed. How can you even think of sneaking into Miquel’s room? Like…breaking in. Are you okay???”
“But…I won’t be caught. I’d only go in when I’m sure he isn’t around and…”
“And how are you sure he wouldn’t come in when you’re in?? Do you really wanna die? Going into the lion’s den with your clear eyes???
“I’m guessing he didn’t really punish you at the cafeteria because he knew it was a mistake. But going into his room, if you get caught, he’ll know you did it on purpose and is definitely gonna punish you severely. So, I’m warning you – barbie. Don’t even think about it” she enthused and continued eating and I just sighed and looked away.
Diane and I spent the rest of the evening together and it was late enough, we decided to head to our separate rooms and on our way, I spotted Miquel and his guards – around the management department.
The thought flung into my head again.
This only means…he wasn’t in his room.
“Goodnight, Cali. Make sure you’re up in time tomorrow” Diane said as we got to the entrance of my apartment.
“Um…okay. Sure. Goodnight” I smiled and waved at her and we went our separate ways.
I slackened my steps as I walked along.
Miquel wasn’t in his room. The thought kept niggling at me.
My precious necklace.
Suddenly, I turned around and headed for the exit.
Gosh! I just couldn’t let go of it..
I got out to the open floor and looked left and right for Diane, but thankfully, she was nowhere in sight and I took in a deep breath and proceeded on my way.
Diane had pointed out his room to me yesterday while she was showing me around and it was actually close to that of his guards.
I walked for a long time before getting to the tall building and my heart leapt as I spotted his room.
Oh! Cali; am I really doing this???
I observed and discovered his window was open.
Then,,I looked around and thankfully, no student was p@ssing by.
The area was so quiet like it was restricted or something.
Without a second thought, I reached for the wall, climbing it like a *spider-woman* A slow spider woman.
I was sure to be very careful and after a while, I finally got to his window.
Oh my God!!! I made it!
I smiled happily as I p@ssed through the window and got into his room.
Yes!! Yes!! I did it.
I chuckled and looked around the room.
Oh, boy! Is this really a room?
It was so damn big and cl@ssy.
The bed was a king-sized and dressed with a blue sheet.
The bulb light was blue – giving a soft glow to the room.
The floors were tied blue as well and so were the colors of his curtains.
Hold on; it seems his favorite color is blue. But he’s always putting on white.
Gosh! The room was soo cool and looked really inviting to sleep in.
I saw a drawing board in the room, having an enchanting image of a car.
Hold on; did he draw this??
I shook my head and touched the board.
It was so amazing and real.
I was so lost admiring it that I’d almost forgotten my main reason for being there.
Come on, Cali! I snapped out of my thoughts and set out to work.
I scoured my eyes around for a possible place he could’ve hidden the necklace and my eyes caught the sight of a drawer.
I rushed to it and opened it, but nothing. It wasn’t there.
I checked the tables and was about checking his wardrobe when I suddenly heard footsteps.
I paused and listened to be sure I wasn’t mistaken and the steps became clearer.
It was coming towards the door.
Oh my God!!!
In one swift turn, I dived under the bed as that was the only place that’d come to my mind.
Please, tell me this isn’t real. Tell me I’m dreaming, please.
First, I heard the sound of keys and next, the door opened.
I covered my mouth with my palms to prevent myself from screaming as conniption gripped me.
what have I done???
My heart pounded and sweat covered the top of my face immediately.
I heard his gentle footsteps and soon, his feet showed up at the side of the bed where I laid.
It was him!!
I confirmed it!! He was the one! Miquel.
As soon as I saw his white trouser, I knew he was the one.
Oh, Cali! You’re dead.
Please, just tell me he’s going out.
I bent my head and prayed. If only I’d known, I’d have listened to Diane.
I’d have listened to her.
Now, what have I gotten myself into?
What do I do??
For the first time in a long time, I felt this scared. I couldn’t explain it.
I heard the sound of a bottle and next, a splashing sound and I figured he was pouring himself a drink.
I winced and wished there was a way I could just vanish.
And suddenly, I heard that cold voice of his:
“You have 3 seconds to come out of the bed”.
Diamond Episode 11 & 12