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C2 Chaper two - Hope

Chapter Two



Amanda’s POV

"Jessie!! go away you are disturbing my sleep," Amanda whined using a pillow to block her ears against Jessie's shouting

"Hey missy, you're going to get that nice ass off that bed and you gonna do it now!" Jessie retorted.

'I promise am not wallowing in misery, I just need to get some sleep, trust me this past days have messed with me" I said scratching my puffy eyes.

"I know babe, that's why you need to get up and fight; Now with that bitch out of the way, you don't know you might actually find a better job." She said patting my back affectionately.

"But will you just bare with me I can’t move, I feel depressed, I guess I need to actually accept the fact that I am homeless, jobless and only have you has a bff." I sniffed.

"Babe you are going to be fine, I'm not going anywhere, we are in this together." Jessie said hugging me.

"I believe you but you know," I said sniffing; "I just got a little bit balanced, I had a job, a roof over my head, friends or so I thought but then poof its all gone all at once. I'm in shock I just can't get it out of my head that I didn't deserve all that was happening" I said letting out a low sob.

"You know you have been through worse. Like the time we got fired for insulting a customer that was harassing me, when you couldn't pay your school fees and we like spent days doing menial jobs just to raise up money for the fees, how you ended up doing a lot of shits just to help me survive. You are one strong woman, I believe in you and I know you will come out of this stronger than before, you just need time and I'm here to give you as much time as you want." Jessie said holding wiping away the nonstopping tears from my face.

"Thanks sis! I love you so much," I said hugging her tightly.

"I love you too babe," she replied

"Let me go to bath I feel so much better after crying so much" I said.

"If there is one way to let out the pain it sure is crying your heart out," Jessie said pushing me into the bathroom....


"What are you doing?" I asked Jessie coming downstairs

"I was waiting for you to finish up so we could decide on what we were eating." She said dropping her phone on the sofa.

"Well we could prepare a sandwich" I said joining her on the sofa

"Hmmmm please lets make my favorite please" she said jumping up and grabbing my hands; "You do know that after my mom no one can cook it better than you do," she said while looking at me with pleading eyes.

"Please…" She said faking a baby cute face

"Okay Jess, it’s the least I could do for you, you know, after being a darling to me," I said dragging her into the kitchen.

"You see, you are the best." She said hugging me; "What can I help you since I have all the ingredients available" she said cheekily.??

"You can make the lemony basil pesto" I said facing her. "Surely you can handle that much." I said walking towards the refrigerator.

"Yes ma’am" She replied getting started.

Jess is just so crazy bout Italian foods no blame of hers anyways, her granny was half Italian, she practically grew up with her and I was always in their house since my home wasn’t what a home should have been. I loved her granny like she was my own , we lost her when we were 20 I remember that day like it was yesterday. Jess was devastated I was too because she was the only one apart from my little sister and Jess that showed any affection towards me.

About 45 minutes later our antipasto mozzarella sandwich with lemony basil pesto was ready

We were sitting at the dining table eating when my phone rang, we both looked up surprised. Yh who would be calling me i kinda said in my mind, I got up picking the phone it was an unknown number, well I picked up thinking to myself that nothing worse could happen to me again right?…

"Hello" I said.

"Good morning," a feminine voice at the other end of the phone replied.

"Please am I speaking with Miss Amanda Gray?" The unfamiliar voice asked

"Yes… " i answered not still sure who i was talking with.

"Good morning Miss Amanda, my name is Daniella. I'm calling from the HR department of M’s, you summited your CV to the branch in LA two weeks ago right? Daniella asked

"Yes I sure did miss." I answered

"Well, I'm calling you to invite you for an interview tomorrow for the position." She said

"W… well thanks miss I'll be there,, I said beeming at Jess

"Okay Miss Amanda, the address and time will be addressed to your email right away, please be punctual and do dress appropriately," She said

"Yes miss thanks so much." I replied

"You thank me when you get the job Miss, bye for now." Daniella said ending the call.

"Goodbye." I said while she ended the call.

"Jessie!" I screamed running round the living room. "I got an interview at M’s". I screamed.

"O my GOD girl!, That’s really good, I'm so happy!!!." Jessie said giving me a big hug.

"But wait!" I sat down realizing everything that's just happened. "I don’t have the job yet I guess I have to go do some dumb interview which might get me disqualified" I said sadly.

"Now don’t give me that attitude, you are going and you are going to come back with that job." Jess said holding my hand.

"Just go with that confident smile of yours and you going kill it, I know since I have watched you come out of different situations at the top, so tomorrow you going to wake up bathe and I will drive you to the interview venue and wait for you at the parking lot so you can give me the good news when you come out and we are going to go celebrate you getting the job" Jess said making my eyes get filled with tears

"Jess!" I called.; "You are way too good for my ego". I said

"Well that’s me." She said going back to her phone and leaving me to my thoughts

I guess I have another opportunity to rise up. Maybe fate really has a big future planned for me I said going to my room to prepare against tomorrow.

Well I guess there is hope at the end of the tunnel, I thought smiling. I will rise again i just have to I said smiling.

Claudio’s POV..

"Hello son, I missed you" My mum said as she stood at the entrance waiting for me to come in.

Buona Sera madre. I greeted as she squeezed me into a big hug.

"Hmmm, mum let go you are going to squeeze me to death," I said trying to untangle her hands from my back.

"Alright okay…. Look at you, what have you been doing to yourself" She said looking at my face. "You look like you go runned over by a truck, such a mess."

"I'm sorry, I could have looked more presentable but I kinda lost track of time," I said looking down, waiting for her scolding.

"You do that a lot when you enter into your office, so now go up and get a good bathe then come down immediately I got something from the store. I and your sister will prepare something for you; Talking about your sister where is she?."Gia where are you?

"Mum I'm coming..." A pretty lady with a stunning pair of eyes like mine came in holding a laptop not even looking at any of us as she went to sit down.

"Gianna can’t you even greet your brother appropriately." Mom said.

"Oohhhhh.... He is home I wasn’t expecting that." She answers looking suprised a bit before she ran into my arms.

"Hey bro! Lil sis missed you so much." She whined hugging me as tightly as her arms will allow her.

"Yeah I know, now come off me," I said trying to untangle myself from her, but as expected she didn't bulge.

"Okay I missed you too brat" I said kissing her forehead before she let go a little bit.

"I know you did, that’s why I followed mom when she said she was coming over," she said eyeing me; "And I'm glad I did you look like crap!, what the hell are you doing to my elder brother..?" she asked feigning shock.

"Not you too, I'm fine Gia really just busy a little bit." I said

"Yeah little bit my foot" She replied turning to Mom.

"Mom, you aren’t letting him in that thing he calls office till we leave here right, neither is he going to work he really needs someone to babysit him; And when will you get him a wife?" She asked making me send her a glare as she winked

"Gia leave that to me." Mom said. "He isn’t going anywhere not while we are around she finished pushing me upstairs.

"You know the pair of you both can be really bossy and a real pain in the ass when you want to be" I said going upstairs and leaving mama with her comments.

Getting to my room I called my secretary as always she picked at first ring

"Good evening Sir, how may I help you." She asked

"Good evening to you too, well my mom landed today so I want to you to clear my travelling schedule for the next 1 month and that means cut down my work load by just selecting the only important ones and sending them to me at the house. And please inform the branch that I am giving them more time.

"Okay sir, is that all?" she asked.

"Yes, 10 weeks to clear up and get me a very accurate report not the trash they sent to me last week or else I'm going to do a lot of firing when I show up." I finished.

"Mrs Reed that will be all, have a good evening. I said

"Thanks sir and you too. My regards to Mrs Morelli." She replied

"It will get to her." I said ending the call.

I quickly went into the shower and cleaned up.


Getting downstairs, I could smell something really nice spaghetti.

"Well i guess i should be watching out for something, with everyone cooking my best dish." I said stealing carrot from the things mom got from the store.

"Who cooked for you?" Mom asked.

"Xavier spent the night yesterday, he kinda used it to bribe me so I would let him stay over." I said.

"That child, what happened to his house that he spent the night here?" She asked

"He missed me i guess!" I answered covering up for him.

"Cover him all you want, but I know my sons and their habits." Mom said.

"Go sit your sister has set the table." She said as i made my way to the dining room.

Few minutes later, we sat at the table eating.

"Mom! this tastes amazingly" I said giving her a million dollar smile.

"Now stop your nonsense," mom scoffed

"You've have been in this house since you came back from New York, you have been locked up in that office of yours, don’t you care about your health, you are still young my boy, you should care more about yourself." She continued

"Mom I'm taking care of myself really, I just had to finish up with some things.

"No young man, you need someone permanent in your life aside from your family. Get a wife and please not those bitches you date every now and then." She said with disgust on her face like they were standing before her.

"Mom we’ve been through this am just 27 for g’s sakes, I don't want a wife neither do I need it. I replied

Okay I wont argue with you much, we are going to get you a dog tomorrow, a really cute one, so you have a reason to come home every day." Mom said.

"I travel a lot." I groaned; "How am I supposed to take care of a dog, please don’t do it I promise I will come home every day and take good care of my health…" I said looking at her with pleading eyes.

"No that won't work, you are getting a dog or a wife, that’s it final." Mom said.

"Not like I have a choice, why ask." I said grumbling.

"So can I know the plans for this your holiday that just started out as torture?!" I asked mom; "I don’t know about you two. But plan whatever you want I don’t care either way." I finished

"Okay child, I and Gia will get everything ready." She answered.

"Alright I'm off to my room I need a proper sleep. Goodnight mom." I said kissing her cheek.

"Gia good night." I greeted her scattering her hair.

"Goodnight bro love you." She said pushing my hands away from her hair.

Bye darling, i finished going for the stairs.

I thought about the redhead funny I find my mind straying to her every now and then, though I couldn’t see her face clearly but what I saw was enough to put her in my head. I sighed knowing deeply inside that I might have a chance with her if we had spoken, but then she vanished before I could get to know her. Whatever she is doing, where ever she was I hope she was safe, was my last thought before I slept off.

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