I sat on the floor, crying profusely as the Rio guy left to do what I didn’t know.
I’d searched and searched for the treasure, but to no avail.
And finally, I ended up on the floor, crying my eyes out.
How could I be so careless? How could I misplace the treasure?? What do I do now?
What if it has fallen into the wrong hands? The most valuable treasure in Marazona. The key to my revenge against the Queen.
How could I be so careless, huh?
I continued crying on the floor and after a while, he showed up – both of them.
I lifted my head to look at them and another fear crowded me.
They’ve seen my face already and known I followed them.
If I’d known, I’d have stayed back at home. I just wanted to feed my eyes.
“What’re you doing here??” Xavier asked with an alarmed look and I sniffed and stood up.
“I….I…” I paused and sniffed again.
“I lost my necklace”.
He scoffed and looked at his friend
“What necklace? And that isn’t the answer to my question. What’re you doing here? How did you get here?” He asked but I couldn’t reply.
“Did you follow me?” He asked again and that was when I nodded.
Like….f*”king followed me??
So, this was the reason mum couldn’t find her at home?
“Hold on; how did you follow me? Like…how did you do it?” I asked.
I was just trying so hard to understand how she did it.
“I…I made use of the car” she replied and pointed to the car.
Hmm. She probably hid in the boot or something. But why would she follow me?
I sighed and ruffled my hair.
Is mum being serious about keeping this lady?
“What do we do, man? We need to get her home” Rio turned to me and said and I felt my cheeks burning up..
Seriously?? Just when i was about having fun?
“Maybe….I should take her home myself and come back afterwards. What do you think?” He asked, but I didn’t reply as I stared at her.
What did she say she’s looking for again?
“What’s so special about the necklace?” I moved closer to her and asked and she sniffed.
“It’s….its important. I can’t lose it”.
I took out my phone and dialed mum’s line.
“Xavier” she called, tiredly.
Is she being stressed out because of this?
“Guess what, mum” I started with an eye roll.
“Your special alien daughter Is here with me”.
“What?? Delaney?” She called, surprised.
“Yes. She actually followed Rio and I out – secretly. She was hiding in the car”.
“Whaaaat?? Oh my…Oh my God! Where’s she? I mean…
Is she safe?”
“She’s just crying over some weird necklace. Look mum, I’m in the middle of an interesting party and if there’s a way you can just….”
“I’ll do it” Rio muttered and I sighed.
“Fine. Rio said he’ll bring her home” I passed the report to her.
“What the heck are you doing, Xavier? Bring her home yourself. Besides, its late. You know your father’s against you staying out late because of your status”.
I made a crumpled face and looked at Rio who bursted into laughter.
“This isn’t funny,,dude” I said depressed and looked at the lady.
Where the f*”k did she come from?
I itched my hair and started towards the car, angrily.
“Hey! Don’t tell me you’re angry” Rio said from behind, but I didn’t stop to look at any of them as I got into the car and shut the door.
He looked angry. What could be wrong with him? Could I be the cause?
“Hey; come on. Let’s go in” his friend next to me said and I nodded weakly and followed him to the car.
I sat alone at the backseat and in a short while, we started moving.
We got home and I angrily handed the special Delaney over to mum. And after which, Rio left.
Gosh! I couldn’t believe she just ruined my night – completely.
I got into my room and took a shower, ready to sleep.
And just when I was taking off my towel, someone pushed the door open and I looked in fright to see she was the one coming in.