He Bought Me.
^ Jessica ^
Jennifer walked away angrily too.
I sighed and lowered my head while shaking it slowly.
“But I never said I love you? Why is Kim taking this too far?” I asked Donald.
“I don’t know. This time ,you have to stop protecting me and protect yourself . As you can see ,Kim said it metaphorically that Jennifer and he would never allow anything in resemblance to relationship come up between us. ”
I sighed and slump to the chair , Donald sat too and looked into my face..
“Jessica , for real…you never loved me?”
“I never loved you.”
“But why did you always protect me ,even with your life. No property would ever go that extent for their maser?” He said.
“I can’t explain. But I never lo…, let’s just forget about it?”
After a brief moment of silence ,he spoke up and said;” We need to work on your freedom.”
“Yes, let’s get going?” He said and we both stood.
I followed him and to where he parked his car outside. We stepped in and he began to drive.
“So where are we going to?” I asked after few minutes of moving in the car.
“To the grandmaster ! I want him to declare your freedom.” He said.
“But you bought me?”
“Yes ,I did. But trading men and women is illegal in the country, we masters can only do that because of how much power the grandmaster willed in the government. So ,anytime we buy a property ,we register their names and details with him. We pay him a sum to make it legal . That’s how human trade works amidst rich men here ” He explained and I nodded.
“Grand master !” Donald called on seeing the grandmaster. He bowed his head.
“Welcome Donald. ” The grandmaster said and then looked to my face.
“Oh? This is the lady that won the last competition. Nice meeting you again. ” He said. “Come in.”
Donald and I both walked to his inner chamber and stood.
He sat and said; “So , what did you come for?”
Won’t he even tell us to sit or something?
“You willll remain this way ,you don’t sit in grandmaster’s chamber.” Donald whispered into my ear and I nodded.
Thank goodness I have not being too forward to sit.
“I want my property’s freedom. This girl standing before me; Rachael.”
“Oh! ” The man thought for a while and said; “Why would you want her freedom?”
“She has being loyal and protecting ,grandmaster.”
“Hum!” The man scoffed. “I hope it’s not love happening between you two.”
“Nothing of such.” Donald replied and the man stood.
He walked to a large desk in the room and rested his two palms on it.
“I will grant her freedom but let me not ever hear that you both are into any love shiiiii….I hope you know it’s against our rules for a property to fall in love with her master and vice versa ”
“Very well sir?” Donald replied.
The man went to where a set of computer is and began to operate on it. It soon displayed my picture and my details.
The man did some stuffs on that very page and turned away from the computer to us about three minutes later. ” Her freedom has being granted ”
Donald looked to my face happily and I smiled thankfully at him.
“I will forward the sum to you, grandmaster!” Donald said and the man nodded.
We had barely taken two steps out when the man called; “Donald!” Donald turned to the man. “I hope you didn’t forget the consequence of disobeying the laws of the Masters?”
“Fine.” The man turned back to his computer.
Donald turned to me and we both walked out.
While Donald drive us back home ,I reduced the music he was playing in the car and said; “why is it that everyone doesn’t want us to fall in love?”
“Because it’s against the rules of the camp.”
“Why can’t you stop yourself from falling in love with me?”
“I wish I can but…I had really fallen so deep. Maybe if you had not come back from Kim ,I would have gotten over it. Cause the feelings started by growing gradually.”
“Interesting! And what if I finally fall in love with you ,how do we fight these people?”
“We will elope.” He said.
“Run away? ” I chuckled. “they will find us still….anyways ,I do not love you and I hope you get over your love sh!t too.” I said.
We arrived at his house and we both stepped down .
He came to my side and stood right beside me.
“You are free now Jessica , what next?”
“What next!” I repeated.
“Yes , what next? Are you…erm, are you going to live elsewhere?”
“Why? Are you chasing me away?”
“Oh no! I just think you can get over issues with Jennifer by staying in a new abode since you are now free.” He said.
“Jennifer never knew that I’m free, right?”
“Sure ,she has not known.”
“Are you planning to tell her?”
“Why…why should I?”
“Good. Let’s keep it a secret. It’s not yet time for me to leave this place , alright? I still need to protect you and…probably frustrate Jennifer till she leaves you!” I said.
“Hum! Fine. ” Donald said and we both walked inside.
About five hours later , I suddenly heard shouts , something like a quarrel between two people.
I stood and walked to the direction of the shout only for me to see Donald and Jennifer at the kitchen.
I watched them trying to understand what the shout was for.
“Donald! Why? Why do you have to pay for her freedom?” Jennifer asked like someone in pain.
“It doesn’t affect you.” Donald replied.
Gosh! Why in the world did Donald have to tell this to Jennifer. Thought I told him not to tell Jennifer.
“Now ,that she’s free. You guys can now make your love work right?”
“But she never loved me.”
“Really…she never loved you, right? Hum! ” Jenifer scoffed. “I’m killing her in forty eight hours. Watch!”
Jennifer said and walked out while I quickly hide so she would not see me.
I walked to my room and get myself prepared for any silly act against me
I didn’t sleep in my room that same night ,I was outside all day.
There wasn’t any move of someone about to kill me or something for the last 30 hours now but I still kept myself on guard.
Later at night ,I was at an empty room when I suddenly heard sounds. It was like a door was being forced to open.
I opened the door of the room I hide sullenly and peeped. I saw about five men dressed like soldiers at the door to my room.
They finally broke the door to my room and entered.
But two amidst them were standing outside.
“Not inside .” One of them said out loud.
“What! Did she know we are coming or what? ”
“She must be inside this house ,I believe. With the way this room is set , she’s definitely inside.” Grace said.
I had to look well to see that one of those standing and dressed like soldiers is actually Grace.
Well , she’s like a tom boy , she stands ,eat ,talk and do stuffs like a man.
“Fine ,you …check downstairs. You …check over there…” He dispersed them one after the other to search and commanded that if anyone sees me ,they should speak through the com they all had in their ears.
Good! If they are not skilled enough….taking them down shouldn’t be a problem.
A man and a woman began to approach me and that was when I see clearly that the man that had being acting as their boss is Kim.
Jeez! I can never beat Kim here on earth and in Jupiter ,the guy can fight….just so good I’m fighting. I’m not sure if I can even defeat Jessica too cause she’s so good also..
Gosh! They must not find me.
I hide well inside the room ,the light of the room was off already.
I can only pray that do not check inside and switch the light on and what if they do?
I fight till I die then.
I set my two guns in my hand ready to shoot any one shootable since it’s obvious they had come for me.
^ Jessica ^
The door flings open and before Jennifer could turn the light in the room off ,I shot both Jennifer and Kim by their laps.
I went ahead and switch on the light and watch them groan on the floor with gun in their hands still.
I knew they can use the little energy they have in them to shoot me. I shoot them by the wrist they were holding a gun with and their groaning increase.
“Did you come to kill me?” I asked and neither of them replied ,instead they were just groaning.
I began to hear rush of legs approaching where I am. The sound of the bullet must have alerted them.
I stood at the entrance and as they began to come into view I shot them each by their stomach.
I went back to see Kim and Jennifer rolling and groaning on the floor still.
I went to Jennifer and made her look into my face.
“What did you want from me ?” I asked and she stopped groaning for a second. She spit into my face and I stood.
I kicked her by her waist angrily and released two bullets into her stomach.
They would have killed me anyways.
“You killed ….her?” I heard Kim struggle to say while holding the part of his body that was shot.
“Yes,I do.” I replied and he tried to stand. “We didn’t come to kill you.”
“Oh really? So why are you with guns?”
“Just… to scare ….you.” he groaned louder in pain.
“Well ,I’m prepared too. ” I said and stretched the gun into his head.
He giggled. “If you kill a master ,the grandmaster would come for you…and I do not think you can stand that ”
“I can stand anyone that tries stand between Donald and I ”
“Common!” He groaned slightly and adjusted on the floor.
“We both know you never loved Donald. So?”
“But he loved me and …maybe I may love him too soon cause I like to be around him.” I said and Kim quickly took his gun on the floor that fell.
I released two shots into his heart before he even raised his hand to shoot.
Bloods were streaming down from their bodies.
Donald came into view about few minutes later and saw all of them laying in the pool of blood.
“What happened here?”
“They came for me and I defended myself. “I said and he sighed.
He ran to Kim and held him by his blood filled face.
“He’s dead.” Donald said.
“The grand master himself would come for us.” He said.
“Really? But why?”
“Kim is his son. ”
“Yeah,but what you did is fair. I had confirmed who killed your parents?”
“The grandmaster himself. I’ve sent the proves to your system. So get prepared for a war with him.” Donald said.
I was packing my luggage ready to leave Donald’s place. I realize that staying with Donald at a time like this may cause him more harm than good.
I do not think there are people after him unlike those days. Plus he seems to have built stamina enough to stand and fight for himself.
“Jessica!” He called and I paused what I was doing. ” Are you leaving me for real?”
I stood upright and looked to his face.
“You told me a lot about the grandmaster yesterday ,how dangerous he is and …. Common baby, I need to leave so the grandmaster won’t kill us both when he finds out what I did for his son. ”
“I find out already.” I heard a masculine voice said from behind me and I turned fearfully to the direction of his voice.
I couldn’t see anyone at the entrance where the voice came from.
I looked to the Donald and saw that he didn’t bother to turn.
“Donald!” I called and he hesitated for a while before speaking.
“It’s the grandmaster!” He said and my heart beats faster than usual in fear.
“Grandmaster!” I whispered with my mouth shaking.
“Yes ,It’s me..” I turned again to the direction of the voice and the man finally came into view.
I hurriedly brought my gun from my back pocket and stretched it at him.
“You broke rule number 7; Don’t you ever point a gun or any harmful thing to the grandmaster.” He said and went to sit.
He isn’t disturbed with the gun I stretched to him for any reason.
Donald covered the edge of the gun I was holding with his Palm and brought my hand down.
“Grandmaster! I have sinned.” Donald knelt before the grandmaster while I stood.
“You started all these by confessing that you love a property. Even if you love her , you aren’t suppose to confess it. You broke rule number 12 and 8.” The grandmaster said.
“Punish me as you wish ,grandmaster ” Donald said.
The grandmaster looked at me with a grin. “Hum, I do like the fact that my daughter is bold and courageous.”
“I think it’s not the right time you call me your daughter. I know you came here to kill me but I don’t see that happening ” I said and he laughed .
He tried to pull his hand inside his pocket and I quickly stretch the gun at him believing that he was about to bring out his gun and act smart.
“Hum! Common! Wait!” He said and dipped his hand inside his pocket.
He brought out a folded envelope and threw it to me.
“What is it?” I asked.
“Thought you are smart enough to know what to do with it.” He said ,sitting majestically and looking directly into my face.
I bent slowly while still pointing the gun at him .
I picked the envelope and brought out the leaflet in it.
I read it all through and the gun dropped from my hand. I squeezed my face in confusion.
“You are ….” I stammered
“Yes ,I am . ” He said. “I’m your father.”
He stood and took a step forward. “It saddens me that you kill your brother ; Kim. But he could have killed you anyways ”
“How ? But I know my real parents.” I said.
“Everything you need to know has being sent to your Email. You were sold to them actually when you were just a day old ” He said and walked close to me slowly.
He hugged me and I let myself hug him too.
“Father!” I called softly.
“It’s alright my daughter.”
We disengaged and he looked to the face of Donald. “Donald, feel free to have her as your woman.”
I looked to Donald’s face and all I can see is an absolute look of surprise.
I walked to Donald and he held my finger while looking into my face. I’m really good at maintaining eye contact so we kept exchanging glances.
“Jessica ,are you still doubting the fact that you love me?” He asked gently.
“I’ve loved you from the very first day you came to buy me from my uncle but I’m strong enough to never confess it to you or let it get to my head unlike you.” I said and I can see teary smile formed on his face.
We kept staring at each other and the grandmaster yelled. “Kiss.”
We smiled at each other and let our lips interlocked. We began to kiss.
“If there is anyone seated amidst us who has one or more reasons as to why we couldn’t knot this couple together , kindly stand now or sit forever ” The pastor said and I was so nervous.
It’s my wedding day and all eyes are on me. I’m here standing before the man of my dream: Donald.
I had loved Donald with passion and wish with so much enthusiasm in the past that someday ,Donald and I will end up together as husband and wife.
Everywhere was quiet and gladly ,no one stood to go against our marriage.
“With this , we tie this couple together in love ,union and peace. Let everybody say ; ‘Amen’.” The pastor said and everyone echoed the ‘Amen’
“Jessica ,do you promise to stand with Donald in times of pain and in times of love ? Do you also promise to stand with him in sickness and in health ,in dry season and wet seasons?” The pastor asked.
“Yes ,I do.” I replied .
He repeated the same question to Donald and he agreed.
“You can now kiss the bride ” he said to Donald and Donald walked to me gently.
He planted his adoring lips on mine and we began to kiss.
Five years later!
Donald and I along with ; Raphael ,Clifford and Maraiana. We all stood before the house ready to enter the car.
We all are going for shopping. Raphael is my first born followed by Clifford while Mariana is the last born.
They are adorable and beautiful. They are our precious beings.
I have decided that we all go shopping at a day like this.
We all stepped inside the car and in about few minutes later ,we arrived at the shopping complex.
It was one of the largest in Texas and we began to shop.
I noticed I didn’t see Mariana again and I playfully searched around for her but still couldn’t find her.
I went to where Donald stood and told him that I can’t find Mariana.
“Really? Where could she be?” He asked and went to meet Raphael and Clifford.
“Did any of you see your sister?”
“No.” They both replied and Donald and I exchange glances.
“Where is my baby!” Donald began to cry while I furrowed my brow.
“Why are you crying ,we will still see her. I’m so sure of that. She might have just get carried away by some events.” I said and turned from him ready to go in search of her.
“She’s right here?” Tucker said and signaled for her to come into view from the big desk that he had made her hide.
“Aw…”I ran to Donald and playfully slapped his shoulder. “You made me scared.”
He kissed my lips and turned to Ralph and cliff who were staring at us but quickly turned their faces away.
He laughed and I chuckled too.
“Dad , let’s go to the cinema …I’ve got a particular movie showing that I must watch.” Cliff said.
“Oh really?” I asked.
“Mom , don’t mind him. We will be watching the movie I choose .” Ralph said and I sighed.
“Marian , who are you supporting amidst your brothers?” I asked .
“Erm…None. I’ll pick my own movie too.” She said softly I giggled.
“Alright ,fine. Let’s just go anyways ” I said and we all walked to the cinema.