THE DIAMONDS 2: 16, 17
I opened my eyes blearily and they met with the rays from the morning sun on the window.
I itched my eyes and laid flat so I could stare up at the ceiling.
My hands were spread apart on the bed and I wondered; where was Miquel?
I sighed feebly and left the bed so I could get ready for school. But first, I decided to check up on Miquel.
I checked the balcony, he wasn’t there.
I checked the kitchen, still wasn’t there.
the bathroom, nothing.
Huh? Where the heck did he go so early?
I went into the bathroom to brush my teeth and as I faced the mirror, my mind kept reflecting on the story Miquel had told me the previous night.
Why do I have a feeling it wasn’t just a story? But it was actually about him?
I mean….I could read the emotions in his eyes as he narrated. And he mentioned the bridge…
Doesn’t it explain why he always gets so angry whenever the bridge is mentioned?
Because that was the place he’d lost his parents?
And Mykel’s message the previous day – *Your anger killed your parents*
*You’re the King of darkeness*
No; I didn’t want to think about it. It wasn’t possible. There’s no way Miquel can….
I washed my mouth and went into the bathtub afterwards to take my bath.
When I was done, I decided to fry some eggs in the kitchen for breakfast and to my amusement, Miquel didn’t show up till I was done.
Where the heck was he, huh?
I ate the eggs with bread, dressed up and finally left with my bag for classes.
On my way, I kept looking around if I’d see Miquel.
I was so worried, huh. Where could he be? Why would he leave the house so early without dropping a note or not?
Could he have gone for a meeting? But why do early? Is that even possible?
I bumped into Nina and Diane who were on their way to meet me and felt a little relieved. I needed someone to talk to.
“Hey, barbie” Diane teased with a smile.
“Hi. Good morning” I said under my breath and adjusted the books I held in my arms.
“Aww. Why’s your face like a rotten beans? What’s wrong?” She asked and touched my hair and I rolled my eyes.
“I’m fine, okay? And stop calling me names” I snapped.
“Good morning, Cali” Nina said with a light smile.
“Come on, Cali. We’re running late for training” Diana said and tried walking away, but I called back her attention.
“Training? What training?” I asked.
“What’re you talking about, Cali? The mission is tomorrow and today’s the final day we’ve got for training” Diane replied and I mouthed an *Oh!*
“Well…..I won’t be going” I told her and she scoffed.
“And what’re you talking about? A banshee is needed, right?” She asked.
“Yeah…..but Miquel doesn’t want me to go” I replied with a shrug and watched the surprise that crept into her face.
“And…..why would Miquel be against you going? What’re his reasons?”
“Well….I’ve got no idea. But I have to obey him” I replied.
She rolled her eyes and sighed.
“I can’t believe I’ll be left alone. Nina isn’t going. And same with you. G0sh” she mumbled.
“Anyway, see you later. I need to go”.
“Bye” I waved at her and she scurried off.
Nina and I were the only ones left and we left for classes together.
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“We need to send the message to the priest”,one of them said.
“Let him know we’ve found Miquel”.
“Yes. I’ll send the message right away. But, how do we get him to come with us? You’d seen the way he ignored us when he’d seen us. He acted like we were ghosts. I’m not so sure he’d want to come with us willingly” the second replied.
“Of course, he wouldn’t want to come willingly. He’s definitely running away from the throne the same way his father did. But as long as he’s alive, he can’t run forever.
“We already know where he’s staying. So, we’ll keep track of him. As soon as he leaves the institute, we’ll go after him and grab him”.
The class was damn boring to me, probably because I kept thinking about Miquel. Where ever he was, I just prayed he was fine
Finally, it was time for lunch and Nina and I decided to eat in the cafeteria together.
On our way there, we got interrupted by Naomi.
“I want to have a word with you”, she demanded as she stood in front of us.
She was actually referring to me.
“Why?” I asked and she glared.
“When I ask for something, Cali, you don’t question me” she snapped.
The many students around were already stealing glances at us.
“Well, you don’t own me, Naomi. So, if you want to speak with me, I have the right to decide” I replied and tried walking away, but she gripped me by the hand and pushed me into the pool closeby.
I shrieked as I felt myself flying into the water,my bag, books, everything going along with me.
Oh my gawwwwd!!!
The students around and in the swimming pool also screamed and I gasped for air as I finally landed in the water and tried to keep my head out of it.
I panted and slapped my hand against the wall, then looked at Naomi, only to see a smirk on her face.
But….I saw something else – someone behind her.
Oh my God!
Isn’t that Miquel???
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The students reacted w!ldly to his presence and Naomi turned to look at him due to the ovation.
He was there with his guards, his hands crossed behind his back.
He turned to his guards and whispered something to them and they started marching towards Naomi.
Oh! I forgot – he doesn’t speak in public.
“No, no. Stay away from me” she panicked and started retreating backwards.
She got to the edge of the pool and was about falling in when the guards got hold of her and gripped her by both arms.
“No! Let me go!” She yelled and tried struggling with them, but it was useless
They gripped her firmly and took her closer to Miquel.
He stared at her for a while without saying a word and giving the boys an eye signal, they started taking her away.
Okay…..where are they taking her??
After watching the whole scenario, it dawned on I was still in the waters and immediately, I tried coming out of it.
But, Miquel walked up to the pool and squatted in front of me.
“And where do you think you’re going?” He asked with a smile, only to my hearing tho.
Oh my gee!! The students were watching!!
I didn’t say a word as I remained in the waters.
“Would you want me to join you?” He asked and moved a foot closer.
“Uh…..no. Why would you….”
Before I could finish up my statement, he held the edge and jumped into the water.
“Hahhhh!” The umpteen number of students exclaimed
Oh my God! His dress!!!
“What’re you doing??” I found myself asking and he chuckled as he exhaled deeply and swam up very close to me – his head up in the water.
The noises from the students could clearly be heard and they made me really nervous. But he didn’t seem to care as he pulled me close and wrapped his hands around my waist.
“Feeling better now?” He asked and I nodded.
“I….was looking for you. I didn’t see you before…..”
“Yeah. Needed to attend to something important” he cut me off and I nodded again.
We didn’t say a word and slowly, he reached for my l!ps and kssed me.
“Arghhh!!” I heard the students scream and it sent cold chillies down my spine.
He sent his fingers deeper into my waist as he tightened the kss and finally, he unlocked.
“Don’t you think we should go inside, huh?” He asked whisperingly and I nodded bashfully.
I was pretty sure my face had completely turned red already.
“Come on” he hushed and started leaving me out of the water.
I bit my lower lip as I followed him out and climbed out of the pool.
Oh my gee!
The entire students were staring at us!!
Even Nina was standing at a distance, gob smacked.
“Can you walk?” He turned to me and asked and I shook my head, then nodded almost immediately.
Surprisingly, he turned to back me.
“Come on, get on” he prodded and my eyes widened in shock.
“I should get on your back?” I asked, surprised
“What else could it mean, Cali? Get on” he rolled his eyes and I blushed got on his back.
He held me perfectly and started walking away with me.
“You’re so heavy” he grumbled and I slapped him on his arm.
“I’m not heavy, okay?’ I snapped at him with pouted lips and he chuckled.
*Did you see that?? Did she just slap him?*
*He’s holding her!!*
I heard so many of the students mutter as we walked away.
I stood at the field, practicing with my bow and arrow.
I tried many times to hit the target, but could only get it once.
What the fck is wrong with me today?
Suddenly, I heard footsteps and turned to see one of the boys coming towards me.
“Sir” he called.
“What is it?” I growled angrily and turned to look at him.
I just felt a little angry for no reason.
“Sorry to disturb you, but one of the spies just called and gave us some information about the banshee”. He said.
Fck! That was the part I liked.
“What is it?” I Asked impatiently, wishing I could drive into his thoughts already.
“She said…the banshee won’t be going for the mission tomorrow, because Miquel doesn’t want her to. He wants her to stay behind” he replied and my face crinkled up in a smile.
Perfect. That’d make the job easier.
“You know what to do, then” I told him as I fixed an arrow into my bow.
“Yes, boss” he bowed and left.
He carried me all the way to the room and trust me, it was a d@mn sweet ride.
“Okay; you can drop me now. I’m okay” I announced as soon as we stepped into the house and he chuckled and dropped me on my feet.
“Thank you” I shrugged and tried walking away, but he gripped me back.
“That wasn’t for free,you know? Do you really think its easy carrying a round lady like you?” He asked and I gasped.
“How dare you call me that?? Seriously? I’m round?” I asked with a scoff.
“Well, yes. Have you taken a look at your shape?” He replied and I rolled my eyes.
“Anyway, how exactly do you expect me to pay you, huh? We don’t spend cash here, remember?” I said and folded my hands.
“I don’t need cash, miss” he close and brought his face very close to mine.
He acted like he wanted to kss me, but unexpectedly, he pushed me down on my knees – in front of him.
“Ouch!” I winced a little as my knees hurt.
What was that for?
“Ever heard of bl*0w-j0b?” He asked with a smirk and my eyes widened in shock.