"The anguish I always feel when she's in pain wells up in my chest and threatens to register on my face."
― Suzanne Collins, The hunger Games
It's yet another weekend . Saturday to be precise.
Evelyn looked up at the ceiling which had beautiful chandeliers up there. She smiled automatically seeing the beautiful paintings hanging upon the wall.She checked the time, it was nine thirty to be exact .
She does her morning routine and came down to have coffee. Their butler brings her coffee. Evelyn quickly enquires about her sister.
From her, she learns that Natalie went to see some clients and will not return until night. Evelyn decides to sneak out for the day with her bestfriend Maya and hopes to return home before Natalie returns.
Maya somehow tricked her for Evelyn to agree to her idea of enjoying a day.
I don't know what's gonna happen if sis finds out. but I promised Maya that I will come. I have to keep my promise.
Now this is my best chance as sis is also away and I can come back soon before she returns.
I looked at the photo of my di hanging in the wall , "sorry sis. But got to go.."
I choose my new Porsche car to ride and went to Maya's house to pick her up. Her house is just 10 minutes from mine.
She is the only real friend I have as others are scared of my sis. well, there are also other friends just for the money I have.
I called out Maya and honked the car.
"Princess, someone is waiting for you in there. " Her dad spoke passing a kind smile to me and pointed towards my car.
"Waiting for me? Whoa, who is there?"She asked excitedly and rose her eyebrows.
Maya came out of her house followed by her dad . She came running while stuffing her mouth with bread from the tray her dad is holding.
" Bye uncle. " I waved my hand at him .
" Wow, this car is so cool. I wish i had one. " she exclaimed.
" Just my luck that sis is not at home now. So, I am able to come this time. but don't call me often." I told her.
Maya rubbed her forehead "you and your over protective di. Sometimes she even scares me . I don't know how you are living with her? " She huffed . My sis can be scary at times.
I slapped her arm "How many times I have to tell you not to speak ill about my sis . I don't like it and won't tolerate it."
Maya sighed " ok ok. I am sorry" . On seeing me still upset, " don't keep your face like that .come on. There might be some handsome guys to see this beauty. You might miss put if you keep frowning." She said teasingly.
"Ha ha. Very funny. " I ruffled her hair playfully and laughed. she then screamed " now i will show you how to have real fun. "
I asked her "where to? "
Maya replied " AMC Lincoln Square 13. New movie is playing there. If we're lucky enough, we can even see the stars starred on it. Now , hurry."
While We are on our way to that cinema mall that I remembered I forgot to bring my customized iPhone. Great. Last night , sis asked me to give my mobile so that she will insert a new sim card with new number and asked me not to give it to anyone.
Only she knows the reason for changing my number every two months. I am allowed to give number only to Maya. ofcourse Simon knew.
I tried reasoning with Simon as to why she is changing it often . But he too has no idea.
" Mr. Giles, I knew your company is on verge of bankruptcy. So, sell me your shares to the price I quoted or else learn to live on rhe streets." I said coldly to the guy who is fuming with anger.
" It's my family's property. How can I sell it? " He asked me helplessly.
" You should have thought about it before you mess with me. How dare you threaten to kidnap my sister for a mere contract? "I controlled my urge to hit him as my bodyguards held him in place. He finally conceded the defeat and signed his company off. That went well.
I really don't want to be here today if not for this man's cheap plan. I know Evelyn is always up for some fun and now that I am here , she will be over the moon and with Maya, she will definitely try to do something silly. That's why I don't work in weekends. Today is exception.
why do I have a gut feeling that something is not right ?
I have to speak with her to be at ease again.
Natalie calls Evelyn again and again. but it just rings and no one answered the call.
Growing frustrated, I called our house landline number. One of the maids picked up the call and afraid of lying, she told me that Evelyn went out on her own .
This made me furious. I am really angry with her now.
Evelyn, how dare you step out without my permission.you don't know what you have got yourself into. Wait till I get to you.
Then I called Shaun uncle and asked him "uncle, where is Evelyn now? "
" Evelyn is going to park her car in the parking lot of the Lincoln Square . Me and David are closely watching her . Don't worry Natalie" he answered me trying to ease my tension.
Shaun uncle and David are the guys I hired for following Evelyn and keep her safe unknown to her. She doesn't know how risky it is for her to roam around .
We both watched the movie Avengers and I enjoyed almost every bit of that movie. End was a sad one though.
while hopelessly roaming around the mall, an arm caught my right hand and twirled me around,
there stood my angry sis with fierce look in her eyes. Her eyes were blood shot and she was fuming in anger.
" Sis" before I could even say anything , her hand landed on my right cheek. She slapped me real hard this time. I can instantly feel my cheek burning red.
When Maya is about to say something, sis gave her a menacing look that scared her away. People around us started murmuring among themselves. Some looked at me in pity.
I tried hard but couldn't stop the tears flowing down from my eyes.
"now, come on" she dragged me out and walked towards my car. She then told her driver to drop Maya in her house and with that, she drove us away from there.
Great. It doesn't get any better than this, this weekend.
It took us another 30 minutes to reach home. Sis didn't even spoke to me for once throughout the ride. her eyes are still dark with anger.
once we arrived at home, I asked her to stay in the car till I come and get her. She could onky nod. Then I entered the house and sent all the maids on a day leave. I don't want them to see Evelyn like that. After they left, I bring her in and asked to sit in the living room .
I then brought ice cubes from kitchen and placed it in her burning cheek. I can see my fingerprints clearly there.
I am still mad at her but it also hurts me to see her in pain. she makes me do it . I got to punish her for this . what to do? then I got an idea.
" Err well Evelyn now that you defied me and went out without even asking me , I am grounding you. I also decided that you will not speak with anyone till I say so. and you are not allowed to write it and show to people."
" Is that clear?" I asked in commanding tone .
She nodded. just then her phone on the coffee table started ringing. I know who it will be?
" Since you are grounded , I am taking your mobile too. then give me your license .'
She took it from her bag and give it to me.
" you know what. from now on, you are not allowed to ride the car on your own again till i return your license.'
She simply nodded her head again which made me laugh a little. before she can see me smiling, I turned my back and walked away.
I still can't believe it. Sis told me not to speak. even while we are having dinner, she didn't asked me anything.
I don't know when she will calm down and let me speak. now all I need is sleep. I was lying in bed suddenly , a thought flashed across my mind.
Oh my god! Tomorrow is sunday which means simon will be here to tutor me about handling business.
God! what am I gonna do!
how can I survive his boring lecture without being able to speak ?
"Sis. please forgive me before he comes tomorrow." Looks like I said it out aloud as I heard sis suppressing her laugh standing at the doors .
I got what it meant. She is not gonna leave me easily this time.
I don't know when I slept after that.
I saw Natalie slapping my Evelyn infront of many people. How can she be so cruel? I controlled my anger . Natalie, you will pay for this!
I have been sending greetings, gifts and letters to Evelyn for the last 4 years. But she didn't receive any of them.
The things that are addressed to their house on Evelyn's name will reach her only after Natalie sees it. She's insane!
Evelyn, wait for me . Just a few more months, then I will take you permanently away from your monster sister.
Evelyn is not just a beauty outside but she was just as beautiful on the inside. That's what made me fall in love with her. She is all I want.
" Mitchell, we got a problem" my friend and assistant Kevin came inside my cabin.
" What? " I asked him still upset with Natalie's behaviour.
" It's your brother Douglas. It seems he refuses to leave the bar . That bar manager called" He replied ,concern evident in his voice.
" It's 1 am. sorry man I forgot . you leave. I will get him myself. " I said as I stood up and took my car key.
With much difficulty, I brought Doug home. I asked George uncle to bring something for Doug to eat. George uncle works in our house since my childhood.
" Today is our 6th wedding anniversary. but she is not with me. I love you , Rachel why did you do that to me? to us? Still I can't forgot you . " he spoke and passed out.
Both me and uncle took him to his room and made him lay down on his bed. Still he murmurs " I love you , Rach" .
We both came out. when I am about to leave, " Mitch, stay here at least tonight. it's late night" Uncle insisted me .
" No, I won't stay here until my family comes here. I can't see that idiot like this. I still believe that one day Rachel will definitely come here. that day, I will also stay here. take care of him, uncle" I said and left to my flat.
Third Person's POV:
As Evelyn was sleeping in her room, Natalie comes there. she moved her hair from falling on her face with tears rolled down in her eyes ,says" I am sorry for hitting you. I didn't meant to do that. it just happened. you are only one I left with in this world. if something happens to you by that Kane Smith or others ,what will I do? .if he ruins your life like he tried to do years ago means ,what will I do? no, I won't let that happen. I am trying to make sure he can't even reach you.all I wish is to see you happy and peaceful like this unlike me"
Then she looks at their parents photo " sorry mama and daddy, I hit her again. please forgive me." she wipes her tears.
Then she kissed on Evelyn's forehead and leaves.