THE DIAMONDS 2: 3, 4, 5
Episode 3, 4,/5
I yawned out of sleep and found myself still lying on the bed.
Hmm. I stretched and that was when it occurred to me – I was actually the only one on the bed.
Where’s Miquel? Where did he sleep last night?
Hmph. I couldn’t even remember anything.
I sat up on the bed and thought for a while. I needed to go for classes, huh?
But where’s Miquel?
I stood up and went into the bathroom to brush my teeth. What do I even eat?
I decided to sort something out in the kitchen and getting there, I was shocked to find Miquel.
He’s been here all along???
He turned to give me a stare.
“Hey” he hushed and turned back to what he was doing.
I closed the door and walked in.
“Good morning”, I said with a shy smile as I got to where he was and stood beside him.
He was making scrambled eggs.
“Good morning, beauty. How was your night?” He asked and I felt my cheeks turn red.
Did he just….
Did he just call me beauty???
“Are you seriously blushing because of that?” He asked with a scoff, bemusing me the more.
How did he know I was blushing?
He turned to look at me and I twitched.
“Is that the first time you’re hearing that from a guy?” He asked, staring directly at me.
“What?? Of….Of course, not. I had a lot of boys that’s been crushing on me back then in school. I was a queen, you know?” I rolled my eyes and leaned on the counter.
“Really?” He turned back to the eggs.
“So, you dated a lot of boys, then?”
“Huh?? Of course, I didn’t. Actually, I usually got angry when boys chase after me and majority of them back then tend to avoid me in school. Only the determined ones persisted” I replied.
“So…..you’re trying to say you scare boys?” He asked.
“Well, yes. I’m actually a stubborn lady, you know? And I’m not scared of anyone. I just….”
“But you’re scared of me?” He looked at me and asked and I felt my heart skip.
G0sh! Does he really have to point out the fact that he’s my weakness???
I bit my lips and stared down at the table and he chuckled and continued with the eggs.
“Go get the bread from the fridge” he said and I quickly left to get it.
Hmm. A big cold loaf.
He turned off the gas, poured the scrambled eggs into a plate and we left for the room to eat afterwards.
“Seriously Naomi? You think we’re betrayers?” Natalie asked as i stood in the room with all three of them.
“The h*ell, yes. One or all of you betrayed me. How else did Miquel get to know about the plan? Was he told by a ghost or what??” I snapped at them.
“I’m…I’m really sorry about that, Naomi. But one thing’s for sure – I had nothing to do with it. I’d never betray you, Naomi” Ivy also said and I rolled my eyes.
“Same here, Naomi. I’d never betray you” – chipped in Betty.
I fisted my hand and moved closer to them.
“One thing’s for sure” i said.
“The traitor’s right here – staring at me. And I want you to know this. I’ll definitely fish you out. And once I do, you’re dead. I swear with my life, I’ll kill you” I threatened and walked out on them.
I drove through the magic portal and found myself in a secluded area in the institute.
The white Diãmônds institute!!
Yes. I made it.
I stood up from the floor where I’d landed and looked around.
Just incase you’re wondering, I’m Derek, the guy sent by Mykel to get Cali.
Traveling through magic portals is a rare gift I posses. And as a matter of fact, I was the only one with such gift in the Black Diãmônd institute.
I could make portals to take me anywhere in the world without having to pass through the gate.
I held my bag properly and started walking.
I needed to acquire my target. The boss had only given me a short time. Where’s the banshee?
After eating with Miquel, I took my bath and while in the shower, I kept praying he doesn’t come in like he did last night.
I mean, it’s weird staying with a guy who could open locked doors even without touching them. I just feel like I’m completely vulnerable to him.
I successfully took my bath without any interruptions, dried my body with a towel and put on my clothes right there.
Then, I returned to the room and found him working on some papers.
I walked closer, but he didn’t lift his head to look at me.
“Um….I’ll be leaving now” I told him and he shot me a glance.
“Okay, then. Have a nice time” he said and focused on the papers.
What was he doing anyway?
I picked up my bag and left.
I got out of the apartment and started towards the lecture hall.
How would I be able to meet Nina and Diane? Could they be in the lecture hall already?
I sighed and continued walking anyway and decided to beguile the moment with blissful thoughts of Miquel and I.
I remembered how he kssed and touched me last night.
G0sh!! That guy was really a lover boy.
I could imagine how he’d be in…bed.
Oh! Cali!!! What am I even thinking?
I smiled and just then, got stopped by a guy who stood in front of me.
Huh? Who’s he?
I looked at his hand and discovered he had so many tattoos on it.
But I was able to figure out a name from the tattoos:
“Do you need something?” I asked him since he was standing on my way.
: Episode 4
By: Faith Lucky
“Do you need something?” I asked him since he was standing on my way and he just smiled.
“You’re Cali, right?” He asked but I didn’t reply.
Then, I tried to see if I could read his thoughts which were kinda hard, but just then, someone distracted me.
“Cali!!” I heard my name and turned to see Nina and Diane running towards me.
“Sorry for the inconvenience, miss. I actually wanted to ask you a question, but don’t bother. I’ll just find my way” he said and left in a hurry before Nina and Diane could arrive.
“Hey, Wat’s up?” They asked when they got to where I was.
“Who was that?” Diane asked, staring at the direction the boy had taken.
“Uh…I have no idea. He just bumped into me and asked some silly questions” I replied with a shrug and for a moment, we were silent.
“So, you really slept in Miquel’s room?” Diane asked, her right hand on her waist.
G0sh! Not again.
“Well..yes” I rolled my eyes.
“What the hell happened, Cali? How’re you suddenly close to Miquel? Come on, tell us about it”.
“Not now, okay? We have classes to attend” I replied and tried walking away, but she pulled me back.
“H*ell, no! We’re going nowhere until you tell us the truth” she persisted and Nina chuckled.
“Okay; fine! Fine! He asked me to stay with him, okay? He just needs some company” I rolled my eyes and folded my hands.
Well, Miquel was one special person and I knew it might be awkward telling someone he likes me.
“He asked you to stay with him?” Nina asked in her tiny voice.
“What did you do to him, Cali? I mean….why would Miquel want you to stay with him? Miquel of all people? Do you even know what you’re talking about?” Diane inquired.
G0sh! How then would she react if she gets to know he kssed and touched me last night??
“Well…let’s just say we grew fond of each other and became friends. After all, miracles happens” I shrugged and started walking away and thankfully, they didn’t stop me this time around.
They followed me behind and we got to the lecture hall after a long walk.
“You still have a lot to tell us,,Cali” Diane whispered to me as we took our seats and I just rolled my eyes.
Everyone settled in class and soon, the lecturer walked in.
“Good morning, Diãmônds” he greeted in the usual language.
“Good morning, sir” few of them mumbled a reply.
Well, I was among the lot.
“So, before we commence today’s classes, I’d like to pass an important announcement, just like every other lecturer would do to their students as well.
“There’s an important mission on ground – and it’s actually going to be the biggest mission we’ve had in years.
“We’ll be facing our enemies – The Black Diãmônds – and there’ll be a physical combat. As we speak, they’re also making preparations as well.
“Before the end of the day, a list will be out – a list of the people required for the mission. The gifts we’ll needing will be listed out and if you know you possess any of the gifts, you’re to present yourself to the directors immediately so you can commence your training tomorrow.
“We hope for the best and if we work together, we’re definitely going to win. Are there any questions?” He concluded, but the class remained silent.
“Okay. If there are no questions, we can proceed…..”
Hm. So, we’ll be going for another mission?🤔
And with the way he sounds, it seems to be a really big mission.
What could it be all about?
After the strenuous classes, Diane, Nina and I decided to have lunch in the cafe.
“I wish I get chosen for the next mission” Diane said as we settled down with our meals.
“Huh? You wish to be chosen for something dangerous?” I recoiled.
“Well,,yes. I actually love tasks – especially dangerous ones. I love making use of my powers” she said happily and clapped her hands.
Nina didn’t say a word and we all began eating.
After a while, I became pressed and excused myself to the restroom.
I exhaled deeply as I sat on the toilet seat and released the liquid content from my h0ney p0t.
I placed my hand on my chin and suddenly thought of Miquel.
At some extent, I felt lucky being close to him – really lucky.
I recall how everyone feared him. How he’s being respected and worshipped like a god.
And I couldn’t believe that was the same guy that kssed me last night.
At some point, I felt it’d be an honor giving him my……..
G0sh! Cali! What is wrong with you?
I slapped my head and laughed.
But to be sincere, I really enjoyed how he’d touched me last night.
It was so…….
I couldn’t explain it.
After a while, I stood up, fixed my dress and came out of the room to make use of the washbasin.
As I stood in front of the mirror, washing my hands under the running water, I suddenly saw an image behind me.
I flinched and turned to discover it was the boy from earlier – the one with a tattooed *Derek* on his hand.
“You??” I called out.
What’s he doing here??? In the female restroom??
And thinking of it, I don’t think there was anyone else around.
“What’re you doing here?” I asked, surprised and he started coming towards me.
Okay….I don’t think this is normal.
“I don’t wanna hurt you” he said huskily.
“So, just comply and give me your hand and in a few seconds, we’ll be out of here”.
He stretched out his palm to me.
“Wh…What’re you talking about? Why should I go with you?” I asked with an alarmed look.
“When we get there, you’ll know. But for now, we need to leave” he insisted and stretched out the hand the more.
I stared at him for a while without saying a word.
“I’m not interested” I stated bluntly and tried walking away,,but just like I’d expected, he gripped my hand.
And using my survival instincts, I kicked him hard in the leg as soon as I turned.
Haaaa! He didn’t even move or freak.
The kick didn’t have any effect on him.
My eyes widened in shock as it occurred to me and I tried screaming at him immediately, but he slapped me hard on the cheek, making me roll on the floor.
I gasped and crawled backwards when I regained myself.
“Stay away from me!!!” I yelled out.
But my voice was a little weak and he just moved back a bit and was up on his feet again within a few seconds.
He was in the direction of the door and I knew there was no way I’d be able to run out.
I felt so scared. Who was he? And why was he so bent on taking me away?
I tried screaming again, but he noticed and kicked me across the face.
Oh my God!!!
I spat out blood.
I felt a sharp pain on my cheek as tears filled my eyes.
What’s going on?
“Don’t let us do this the hard way,,Cali” he said as he brought out a kn!fe from his pocket.
Oh my God!!!
“You’ve already chosen the hard way” I suddenly heard a cold voice – a voice which was different from his.
It didn’t come from him;
It came from someone else – someone I’d never forget the sound of his voice!
He showed up at the door immediately and my heart skipped.
I felt my heart beat rapidly as Miquel stood by the door.
The Derek guy in front of me had already turned to look at him and I noticed a little flinch in his eyes.
What’s Miquel doing here?
I mean..how did he find me?
How did he know I was here and in danger?
I could see the dark shade of anger all around his eyes as he stared at me, then at the Derek.
The Derek guy charged at him with the kn!fe and tried to attack, but he’d barely gotten close when he suddenly stopped and fell on his knees.
With the knife still in his hands, he started coughing, while Miquel just stood at the door and stared at him.
Oh my God!
The sight was so horrible and I was still sitting on the floor.
The Derek guy coughed profusely and in no time, the floor in front of him was already covered in his blood.
He was coughing out blood and even his nose was bleeding as well.
Geez! What’s Miquel doing to him?
Miquel left the door and started going closer to him.
“You made a huge mistake coming here” he stated calmly and took the knife effortlessly from him.
“Worst mistake of your life” he added and st@bbed him in the chest with the kn!fe.
“Ahhhhh” I screamed in fright and shock.
Oh my God!
My hands and legs were huddled together as pinned myself to the wall.
The Derek guy gr0aned in pBigdeal but couldn’t fall and still remained on his knees.
Miquel removed the knife and st@bbed him again and this time around, he fell flat on the floor.
My eyes dilated in shock as it dawned on me – I was about to witness death.
Miquel dropped to a crouch in front of his half – dead body and lifted the knife to stab him again.
“Miquel, don’t” I said in a shaky voice and he suspended his hand in midair and looked at me.
But at that moment, I could see something else in his eyes – a terrifying look I’d never seen before.
He lowered his gaze to the Derek on the floor and landed the knife on his chest again.
I winced in fear as he continued stabbing him repeatedly.
It made my hands and legs shiver.
“Miquel….Miquel” I called in a shaky voice, but he didn’t listen.
He gave him so many stabs, even when he was already dead.
I got up weakly and managed to walk to where he was.
“Miquel….Miquel…stop it. Please” I whimpered and tried holding his hand.
Why was he doing this? I’d never seen him in this state.
“Miquel..” I called out and held his hand but he pushed me away.
“Don’t touch me, Cali!” He roared with so much rancour in his voice and I gasped.
Oh my God!
Then, just as if something had landed on him, he suddenly became calm.
His hands and face had already been covered with blood and I found my entire systems turning.
My legs became too heavy that I felt I might fall at any moment.
Miquel…..what happened to him?
The knife fell from his hands as he stood up slowly from on feet. He could see how terrified i was.
And without saying a word, he ran out of the room.
I wept as I sat with Nina and Diane who were trying so hard to console me.
“Come on, Cali. There’s no need for this. You’re safe now, right? And that’s the most Important thing” Diane said but I didn’t listen and continued crying.
At that moment, I didn’t exactly know why I was crying.
Was it because I was beaten up and almost got kidnapped? Or because I witnessed death?
Or because of the darkness I’d seen in Miquel when he st@bbed Derek repeatedly?
The look was so terrifying and I couldn’t believe he pushed me away even when I tried to stop him.
“But how did someone from the Black Diãmônds get in here? How possible?” Nina asked, referring to no one in particular
“He has the gift of traveling through portals” Diane replied and held my hand.
“Come on, Cali. Enough of the tears already””.she cooed.
The news was all over the institute already.
*Miquel killed a Black Diãmônd, defending the banshee*
It was the talk of the entire building.
But what I had seen in there, it wasn’t just murder. There was something else when he stabbed him repeatedly.
The vision played repeatedly in my head and left me in shock and tears. It suddenly made me so scared of him.
Just then, we saw his guards coming towards us.
We were actually in a quiet area and I wondered how they were able to find us.
Or perhaps….they weren’t coming for me.
But surprisingly, they stopped in front of us.
“Hey, you’ they called huskily.
“Miquel wants you in the room”.