(She likes him,
but he’s cold-hearted😈)
I walked into the apartment with the cupcakes in my hand and met Abel and Zack at the entrance.
Oh! Please, don’t tell me.
I rolled my eyes and tried walking p@ss them, but they stopped me
“Hey, hey, where do you think you’re going?” Abel asked, holding me Back.
“Gosh! Come on, guys. I’m no stranger to you, am I? I just wanna say hi to Miquel” I said pleadingly, hoping they’d be convinced.
“Do you think it’s gonna be that easy getting to see him? He doesn’t want to be disturbed and you know how he can be at times” Zack said.
“Yes. And don’t worry, I’m ready to face the consequences, okay? Come on” I rolled my eyes and let out a charming smile in the end, knowing they’re definitely gonna fall for it.
They looked at each other and finally gave me the go ahead and I smiled and walked p@ss them.
I got to the door, knocked on it but didn’t get any response and slowly, I pushed the door open and walked in.
The sweetest fragrance and softest glow welcomed me as I stepped in.
Damn! What a king’s room.
It took me sometime before my eyes could adjust to the dimness of the room and spot him in front of the drawing board, painting as usual.
He was backing the door and didn’t bother to have a look, like he’d been expecting my pres£nce or something.
“Hi, Miquel” I called in a serene tone, hoping he’d turn to look at me.
Although, I’ve been close to him on several occasions – during meetings and all that, we’ve just never had the time to talk much. And considering the fact he’s snobbish.
“What do you want, Naomi?” He asked coldly, still concentrating on his drawing board.
Finally, He’s spoken out.
“Actually….I just dropped by to give this cupcake to you. I made them myself” I replied ecstatically and after a while, he dropped his stick and stood up to face me.
I felt butterflies dance in my tummy as he started walking towards me, his footsteps so dare some.
Even if I was the Queen of the camp, I couldn’t help but feel nervous around him.
He was more of a god.
He got to where I was and stopped walking.
Then, he opened the box and brought out a cake and my heart gladdened as he ate from it.
Oh my gee!!!
Miquel ate from it!!
He smiled at first as he chewed, then suddenly threw the half at me.
“Its as ugly as you look” he stated coldly and turned around, returning to his board.
“You wouldn’t want me to find you here in the 60 seconds” he further said and I turned around and scurried out of the room.
When the three hours had elapsed, we all gathered at the emergency hall where proper guidance was taken.
The lucky few were selected and unfortunately, Diane wasn’t among.
Should I say unfortunately?
Well, she wasn’t chos£n, but Nina and I were with less than 12 other students.
We were given guidelines and instructions on what to do and finally, we set out on the mission, making use of a long bus.
Nina and I were sitting next to each other. And although, she was quiet the whole time, I still felt happy I was with someone I knew.
After a long ride, we got to the museum and I became extra nervous.
Is this what it means to be a Diãmônd?
First mission and I’m already hyperventilating this way.
We came out of the bus and walked into the museum, taking the gradual steps like we’d been instructed.
We met the receptionist and after exchanging pleasantries, asked for the director who she called out and we turned to him.
“Good day, students” he beamed in an ugly smile.
Well, I’d call it ugly with his bad dentition.
“Wow! What college are you from? And I must say it’s an honor to have you here at the city’s museum”
“Good day, sir” the one who was @ssigned leader among us said.
“We’re from Glamour College and we’re here on an important @ssignment….”
While they did the talking, I set out on my own work, trying to search through his thoughts.
It was damn stressful and complicated because different thoughts kept flashing through my head az well.
But I tried to focus.
Trying to go deep….
*I hope the files are still safe…*
I was beginning to get a slight headache, scouring through his thoughts.
And suddenly, a loud crashing sound interrupted me.
We turned in one swift turn to the door and found a group of people – young boys and girls like us – standing at the entrance, all dressed in black.
“The Black Diãmônds!” One of the students among us exclaimed and I flinched.
The Black what?????
(She likes him,
but he’s cold-hearted😈)
My heart gave a mighty leap at the mention of that.
The Black what????
My eyes dimmed as I stared at them and indeed, they looked dark – dressed in short black dresses.
All the ladies among them were putting on bum shots.
They stood at the entrance for a while and finally walked in. Even the director was already looking confused.
They had this dark shade around their eyes – making them look kinda weird.
“Well, well, well. It…it seems we’re having some really great company today” the director said with nervousness resounding in his voice.
“Pretty ladies and gentlemen, to what do I owe this pleasure? Our museum is…”
“We’re not here for fun” one of the ladies cut in sharply.
“We’re here for the do¢vments and for your own good, I’d suggest you bring it out immediately”.
I turned and looked at my members.
How did they know about the do¢vments in the first place???
And they can’t just seize it from us??
I looked at the director and he was already looking like he wanted to puke.
“I….I don’t know what you’re talking about….”
Before he could finish up his statement, he started choking, spitting out blood.
Oh my God!!
“Ruuuuuuuunnnnn” one of our members shouted and the entire place turned into chaos.
Everybody set out in different directions, some for protection, while some in search of the do¢vments.
Well, I was among those going in search of the do¢vments because I knew exactly where it was.
I’d managed to squeeze out from his thoughts.
Exchange of powers was taking place dangerously in the room but I tried not to be frightened by it as I took the stairs, running as fast as I could.
Screams and thuds could be clearly heard all over and I thanked my stars no missile had landed on me.
I reached the end of the long stairs and continued running, checking for the right office.
I checked room by room and finally found it.
Hah! Thank goodness!
Yes, it has to be it.
He said room 4.
I tried opening it, but discovered it was locked.
What do i do?? How do i get a key?
I looked behind and the loud sounds coming from downstairs made me fear someone might show up anytime soon and catch up with me.
I needed to act fast.
Suddenly, I thought of my gift.
My banshee powers.
I moved back a bit and facing the door properly, I screamed ontop of my lungs.
The rate at which the door had opened really got me scared as it just uprooted the wood and flung it backwards.
Thank goodness the entire room didn’t crash.
I ran into into room and eye – searched for it.
Where could it be? Where could it be?
I saw piles of do¢vments on the table and started rifling through them.
Gosh! How do I know the original one?? What do I do?
I started fl!pping through them, not knowing which to chose.
And suddenly, I heard loud footsteps and turned in fear to see three ladies from the Black Diãmônds.
Oh my God!
I left the do¢vments and moved back a bit.
“Seems someone found it” one of the ladies said with an evil grin.
“Stay away…” I faltered as I moved back.
They ambled towards me and immediately, I screamed at them, wiping them off their feet and swinging them backwards.
They yelped and landed roughly on the floor and p@ssed out.
I p@nted heavily as I ran to the do¢vments again and started searching through them and immediately, I heard new footsteps.
Please,don’t tell me.
I turned to swiftly to the door and this time around, it was boys.
From the Black Diamonds.
I recoiled in fear.
Well, you wouldn’t blame me for acting this way. Few days ago, I was with my parents and never thought a day would come when I’d have to get involved in a combat.
Before I could think of screaming, one of them waved his hand at me and I couldn’t explain the wind that swept me off my feet and made me hit the wall.
I cried in pains as my back and butt hit roughly against the wall down to the floor.
Oh my God!!
I looked up at them painfully and saw one of them taking all the do¢vments from the table.
He packed all of it and ran out of the room and I was too weak to cry out.
“You’re the banshee, right?” The boy left in the room said.
“My master will be very happy to see you”.
What’s he talking about???
He was about doing what *Heaven Knows* but suddenly, Nina rushed in.
She ran in and held his neck from behind with a full force and immediately, I saw his eyes turn black.
Oh my God!
Not just his eyes, but hers as well.
They both turned black.
I covered my mouth with my palm to prevent myself from screaming as it scared the hell outta me. And that was when I realized what had happened; she’d confessed him!
She let go of his neck as their eyes turned back to normal and he fell on his knees immediately.
“How can I please you, mistress?” He asked her and I felt my heart beat rapidly.
“Just leave….and do something useful with your life” she commanded him and he nodded and ran out of the room.
She looked a little weak as she scurried to me and helped me up.
“T…Thank you” I said with a little quiver in my voice.
“They’ve….They’ve taken the do¢vments away” I further said.
“Yeah…its over. Come on. The police are on their way already” she replied and led me out of the room.
By the time we’d gotten downstairs, the Black Diãmônds were already gone. They took the do¢vments away!!
Everyone was quiet and moody throughout the ride home.
We lost it!
I didn’t know of the others, but this was my first mission and I lost it when I was so close to getting it. I’d almost gotten the do¢vments!
Gosh! The thought of it alone pierced my heart.
We arrived at the institute after a long ride and we were summoned into the emergency hall.
I guess the leader among us had given them feedback already as Miquel’s guards were looking angry as they walked into the hall.
Miquel wasn’t even with them this time around.
They summoned everyone from the morning section – including Diane and the rest who weren’t selected for the mission later and we all met in the emergency hall.
As Miquel’s guards stood in front of us, I noticed most of the students were shaking in fear.
“You failed the mission!” The first one spoke angrily as he walked tho and fro.
“The Black Diãmônds weren’t supposed to know about it. It was a secret and confidential.
“If the Black Diãmônds showed up, it only means one thing: they were informed by someone.
“One of you here is a traitor”. He said and a wild g@sp ran across the hall.
Diamond Episode 17 & 18