I stood in front of mirror for a last look at my makeup and dress. I wore a white dress with golden heels and earrings. I wanted to look good today. I locked the door to my apartment and went down to my car with its keys in my one hand and Lydia’s gift in another. I was on my way to parking lot when i saw Anguis talking to someone, a girl. I couldn’t exactly see her face but from far she looked pretty. I was happy that at least this person had someone else in his mind and not Lydia.
I arrived at Lydia’s home at exact 8 PM and she had ordered us to reach her home at sharp 7 :30. I was late and i had to face her anger tomorrow. My whole figure trembled with fear when i saw Mr Crimson with frightening anger in his eyes but he didn’t say a word due to press.
“Happy birthday Lydia.” I wished her wholeheartedly and hugged her. Then i met Sarah , Dexter and Anguis. I just shook my hands with every other person but Anguis , instead of shaking hands , hugged and kissed me on cheeks like we were best friends.Lydia’s eyes widened at this scene. She was shooting daggers at my way.
“Where is my cake? ” Lydia asked one of the waiters in high tone to get our attention.
“Mam its ready. ”
“Then what are you waiting for? An invitation? Bring it here in seconds.” She was rude.
Waiters brought in the cake. The cake was multiple story made of chocolate with red roses starting from the upper story till last.She grabbed Anguis hand and ran towards the cake. She was excited and Anguis? well he was not.She cut her cake elegantly and gave a bite to her father and Anguis. I was standing in the corner talking with Sarah, When she clinked her wine glass to raise a toast.
“Attention everybody!” She said.
“As it is my birthday i want to raise this special toast to my assistant designer Crystal, Dear will you come here please?” She asked me to come stand by her side? Everyone was shocked by her behavior. I did as she asked.
“You know she is an amazing assistant , that is why i want her to specially want her to take a bite of this cake from my hand.” Everyone clapped.
She took a piece of cake but instead of giving me a bite she started to scrub it on my face.
“Yes indeed she is a very good assistant , who got to this position with her diligence , diligence in sleeping around with boys like my head photographer Dexter. ”
“WHAT?” I screamed.
“ARE YOU IN YOUR MIND?” WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ? AND WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? ” I had tears in my eyes and my hands were shaky. Press continued to take my pictures.
“What? I’m telling the truth.” She crossed her hands on her chest and gave me evil smirk.
“And now you are trying to have a night with Anguis. Isn’t it true?” I knew she was pure evil but this much poison inside her was a lot to endure.
“Do you know what really the truth is? YOU ARE A BITCH WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS. YOU THINK YOU ARE SOME KIND OF PRINCESS AND EVERYONE WHO WORKS FOR YOU IS YOUR SLAVE. NO , I’M SORRY LYDIA WE ARE NOT YOUR SLAVE AND WE SHALL NEVER BE. ALL OF US AT OFFICE HATE YOU AND WE ARE WORKING FOR OUR OWN NEEDS BUT TODAY SCREW YOU AND SCREW YOUR FILTHY JOB. I DON’T NEED IT ANYMORE.” With this i spat on her face and ran out of her house from the back door in the hall.
A forest was situated at the back of Lydia’s home. I ran towards the forest. It was dark but i somehow managed to escape the filthy noises of her home.
“Hey?” Someone said. I had heard this voice before.
“Hey crystal?Are you okay? ” I was about to fall when he grabbed me from my waist. It was Anguis.
“Yeah , i’m fine. ” I straightened up myself and slapped his hand on waist.I do not want him touch me.
“That was amazing you know?” I could not see his face in the dark but i could sense the happiness in his tone.
“What was so amazing ? Mr main model.”
“The way you answered her. Oh my you do have a backbone like your mother had.” He laughed.
It took me some seconds to recognize the word mother.
“What do you mean? You know my mother? But she died while ....” I stopped talking. It was painful to talk about my mother’s death.
“Yes, I know her and i know this too that she died while giving birth to you and your father well he died in accident.”
“Woah , You have information about me.” I was annoyed.
“Do you want to know more about your mother? like her past?”
“Then you need to come with me.”
“A new world.” He said and took my hand.
We stopped running after some minutes.
“umm the portal was here.” I could now see him in moonlight. He was trying to find something.
“Oh yeah i found it. My eyes really do not work in human version.”
“Wait a second what? a human version?”
“Step in.” He pushed me and i stepped inside some kind of portal. I had closed my eyes but when i opened them , the spectacular view had me mesmerized. The sun was shinning , rivers were flowing and the air was cool. But i could not find Anguis.
“Anguis? Where are you? ” I called his name but got no reply.
I saw a big black snake approaching me. I was terrified , i picked up some stones and threw at him to make him go away.
“Hey crystal stop!” It was Anguis’s voice but I could not see him.
“Anguis ? where the hell are you ?”