By Hossana Isaac O.
(Hossy American Series)
Beck Oliver’s POV
I had slept off for a few hours while Dickson kept driving. He woke me up at night and offered me a beef sandwich. I took it and thanked him
Me: where are we now?
Dickson: we just left California boy. But where exactly are you headed?
I didn’t reply because I didn’t have the answer.
He looked at me intently before facing the road
Dickson : are you running away?
I didn’t answer
Dickson : just know life is rough out there. Especially when you’re on your own. Be careful kid
Me: thanks Dickson
I finished off the sandwich and drank the water he kept for me
Dickson : we’ll pull over soon. So we can grab a drink
I leaned on the seat and looked through the window. I remembered Tori. My Tori. My sister who I had sex with. My girlfriend who died because she found out I’m her brother
This guilt is too much for me to take in. I just want to leave. I don’t want to be reminded of Tori. I don’t want to have her memories stuck in my head
I want to forget every damn thing I knew about America.
I covered my face and determined to let go of the past
Mrs Oliver’s POV
Andre came back without Beck
Me: where is he?
Andre: I lost sight of him
Me: where could he have gone? Home?
Me: I don’t think so. He’ll come back, I’m sure
He walked over to the red-haired girl and she hugged him crying. I sighed and fanned myself with my hands. I’m suddenly feeling hot.
Maybe I should go home since there’s nothing for me to do here. And I better call Beck
I walked outside the hospital and saw Mark with Tori’s friend. I walked towards them and immediately she saw me, she stopped talking and stared at me.
I don’t like this girl. She has guts
Mark looked back at me
Me: Mark. I need to go home and shower. I’ll be back later
He rubbed the back of his neck. That was a sign that he was stressed out too
Me: Mark you need to rest
He sighed and turned to the girl
Mark: we’ll see tomorrow okay
The girl nodded and walked off
Mark: I’ll drop you off
I nodded and followed him to his car. I entered and he drove out of the hospital
Me: you look so tired
Mark: I should be
Me: it’s not good for you
Mark: I have no choice
Me: don’t worry. Everything happens for a reason
Mark : and there is a reason for my daughter to die?
Me: she doesn’t deserve death
Mark sighed and rubbed his hand then placed his hand on his lap. I looked at it, sighed and placed my hand on it then squeezed it lightly
Me: just know you have me. I’ll stand by you and be of help in any way. And also Beck, you still have Beck.
He cracked a smile.
Mark : thanks… Monika
I was happy when he didn’t remove his hand from mine. I hope he becomes comfortable with me again
When he came to my house, I tried to lure him to come inside
Me: why don’t you come in. Take a cold drink before heading home
Mark: no. I’m okay. Thanks
Me:no I insist. You can’t drive all the way home with a heavy heart. You need to loosen a bit
I rubbed his shoulder and touched his cheek
Mark: you haven’t changed a bit. You’re still Monika
Me: of course I haven’t changed. Not one bit
He smirked and sighed. He must be really tired to keep sighing like this
Mark : I have to go. I’ll see you later
He started the car and waited for me to go out of the car. I didn’t have a choice. He really wants to go home.
I came out of the car
Me: be careful
Mark: I will
He drove off and I watched as the car went out of sight. I entered the house and showered then ordered a bottle of champagne to celebrate my upcoming success.
I’m already on the road to success. I can’t wait to get Mark back. I’ve always regretted letting him go
And it’s high time I start bearing Vega. The one I always wanted
To hell with Oliver
Jade West POV
Just as I was about telling him that his daughter is alive, the murderer showed up. I stopped talking and stared at her. Mr Vega looked back and I could see she had eyes for him.
Is that why she wanted Tori out of the way? So she’ll be able to have her dad.
I rolled my eyes
Mr Vega : I’ll see you tomorrow okay?
I nodded and walked away.
After he drove her out, Andre and Cat came out. I called Cat’s grandmother and she came to pick her.
I think Trina drove off with her own car
I was left with Andre
Me: Andre, what really happened at Beck’s house? I know you weren’t there but Beck must have told you
Andre: I’m only telling you this because I trust you. You won’t tell a soul
Me: thank God you trust me in that aspect
I crossed my eyes and met eyes with him. Ready to know how Tori got hit by a car on a road when she’s supposed to be in her own car and not crossing a road
Andre: Beck and Tori.. are siblings
I raised a questioning brow
Andre: their parents had an affair years ago in Canada. Beck’s mom got pregnant for Tori’s dad. He asked her to abort it and she didn’t. That’s how they became siblings
I dropped my hands
Me: oh my God
Andre: after their parents told them. Tori screamed and ran out of the house. She ran into the road and a car hit her
My mouth dropped open. I was speechless.
Beck and Tori are siblings. Those two love birds?
Me: I… I can’t believe this
Andre: worst… They already..
He didn’t complete it
Me: don’t tell me they already..
He nodded and I hit my hand on my forehead.
How will Tori live with that guilt?
Me: and Mrs Oliver even wants Mr Vega
Andre: you noticed that too?
Andre: I feel she’s the one who actually wants Tori’s father. She has always been after money. And when she doesn’t get it, she becomes the worst drinker in town
I sighed. That lady is worst than Lucifer himself. She’s just after money
Me: where’s Beck?
Andre: he ran off and I can’t find him yet
I swallowed a lump
Me: I’ll… I’ll just go now. I’ll see you later
He nodded and I walked few steps then turned back
Me: uhm are you gonna go home now?
Me: I’ll drop you off
He nodded and followed me
Mark Vega’s POV
I showered and gulped down glasses of water. I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t even think of food.
When I passed through the hallway, I saw Tori’s door.
So my baby girl isn’t going to open that door and hold unto my arm, begging me not to stay in Chicago for long.
She’s not going to gulp down my drink and hand me the empty glass.
She’s not going to shout ‘dad’ while running down the stairs just to show me a video from her phone
After thinking all these things, I smashed my glass on the wall. I huffed out hot air and placed my hands on the dinning chair for support.
I called on a maid to get the shattered glass away.
I headed outside, it was already late. I was surprised that no one called me to console me. The news should have gone viral already
The press should be outside the gate already.
Just as I thought of the press, the gate opened and a car flashed in its light. I thought it was actually the press but it was just Trina who came back home
She rushed up to me
Trina: dad Tori’s not dead!
Trina: she’s alive. She’s doing fine
Me: I don’t understand
She dragged my hand and ran towards my car
Trina: I saw her myself. She’s in a different ward. Tori’s not dead
I quickly entered the car and drove to the hospital without Trina. Though she entered hers and followed me
When I got to the hospital, I quickly ran and asked the doctor in charge what was going on
Doctor: your daughter is doing fine. You can go and see her if you want.
Me: but how is that…
She came and dragged my hand again, pulling me through different hallways until we got to a door. She opened it and I saw Tori, lying down peacefully. She had bandages all over her but she was breathing fine. Jade and Cat were sitting on the bed
I rushed inside and stood by her bed. She was truly breathing. I began to laugh, Trina joined me. Cat took over, Jade just chuckled.
But in no time, we all were laughing so hard.
I was happy. We all were. But I needed explanation.
Me: how did this happen?
Cat: long story
Trina: dad, you really need to know.
She tapped my arm
A nurse came in
Cat: hi Tasha!
Cat waved her
Tasha: hi Cat
She turned to me and smiled
Tasha: Mr Vega, it’s nice to meet you
Me: please how did Tori come back? I need to know
Jade: let’s talk outside
Trina: can I come along
Cat: come here Trina. Jade is so mean
Trina went over to her and Jade shook her head and we left the room.
Well they explained everything and I was shocked. They showed me the evidence.
I couldn’t believe Monika will want to take away my child just to impose someone’s child on me. So what if Tasha wasn’t Jade’s sister, then my Tori would have really died.
I sighed and went to the police station with the two of them. We tabled our charges and proofs then they followed us to Monika’s house.
She was coming out, dressed all sexy when we arrived. She was surprised to see me with police officers.
Inspector : are you Monika Oliver?
She was bold at first
But when the nurse came out she shivered visibly.
Inspector : you’re under arrest for attempted murder and abuse of rights. We have enough evidence against you and you will be put behind bars for your crimes
An officer came and took her hands, she tried to protest but instead, glared at Tasha. The officer handcuffed her and she was put into their car and locked in
To Be Continued
Written by Hossy
By Hossana Isaac O.
(Hossy American Series)
Mark Vega’s POV
Well, Monika is behind bars for now. She’s still going to court but her chances of winning the case is 0.1%. She’s really doomed
Tori’s surgeries were all successful. The doctor said she’ll wake up in a day or two.
We’re all happy but there’s still something bothering us. Beck is nowhere to be found. It’s been two weeks already since he ran off.
I’m just scared. We’re all hoping he didn’t commit suicide. His friend has searched all the places he is likely to be.
The police too have tried.
He’s just nowhere to be found.
I thought when my baby wakes up, I’ll give her the good news that Beck isn’t her brother afterall. But the bad news of Beck’s disappearance is still here.
If he’s somewhere, he should have heard that Tori is doing fine. Its all over the news that she’s recovering.
God please bring back Beck
Beck Oliver’s POV
I washed my hands and feet after Mordecai and I fed the horses. It was so stressful. These horses are really stubborn and hard to control
I stood up and wore my shirt though it was dirty. I’m just going to shower now and find something to eat. I didn’t eat throughout yesterday, just water and milk from Mordecai
Just as I strolled out of the farm where I worked, I heard my name
I looked back to see Vanilla, the farm owner’s daughter.
I waited for her
Vanilla : hi Chris
Me: hello Miss Emilio
Vanilla : please just call me Vanilla
Me: how may I help you Miss?
Vanilla: nothing. I just wanted to say hi and commend you for your good work here
Me: thank you miss
I bowed my head
Vanilla : why don’t you come have dinner with us tonight?
The sound of dinner made my mind leap for joy. I really need a good meal. For the past two weeks I haven’t had good food.
I’ve seen the Emilio’s food table before. Once when I came to the farm in the evening, I passed the farm house and saw them having dinner. The tantalizing smell of roast beef and warmed milk hit me. I saw them passing some homemade Mexican dish and I had to stop, just to stare
Now she’s inviting me to dinner?
Me: thank you Miss. But I’m sorry to reject your offer today. Maybe another time. Thanks again
I smiled at her and walked away. I slapped myself once outside the farm. I just missed a good opportunity to eat well. But it’s for the best, I can’t bother any family.
I’m now known by Christophe Rudy. I changed my name so no one will know me by my past life.
I changed everything about me. I sold my phone to get few clothes.
As you already know I work in a small farm. When Dickson and I crossed the border, I thanked him for helping me then left the ranch where he came to deliver goods.
I left the village to another one, I stayed there for only a day before going to another village. I had some cash with me that I took from the house and I changed it to Mexican currency. It wasn’t much but it helped with the transport.
After everything I found a job as a farm boy
Mordecai is also a farm boy.
Ever since I came I’ve been reserved. Only talking when I’m asked a question or when I want to greet the farm owners.
No one actually talks to me except Mordecai who I work with and Vanilla who just wants to make me her friend.
Her name is funny. Though I like it. She’s a Mexican beauty.
Tori Vega’s POV
I woke up feeling dizzy. My eyes were so heavy and it took me a long time to be able to open them fully. The first person I saw was dad, he was holding my hand and looked like he was in deep thought
He jerked and looked at me. His gloomy face immediately turned bright
Dad: Tori.. My Tori!
He hugged me with smiles
Dad: I’m so glad you’re awake. Just hold on, I’ll call the doctor
He left and I tried to stand up but couldn’t. Zero strength
The doctor came in with dad. He seemed happy to see me awake. He did some things then called on a nurse to attend to me. She turned some machines off and turned some on.
Changed my drip and the room temperature too
Dad was just grinning from ear to ear. I smiled when I saw how happy he looked. I remembered what happened
I ran off from Beck’s house and then I heard a horn from a car. I was too slow or maybe too fast and I got hit and blacked out.
I wonder how long I’ve been here. Maybe just few hours. Or maybe a day.
Me: how long have I been here?
Nurse: two weeks and two days
I was so surprised
Dad sat beside me and took my hand
Dad: we were so scared. I’m so happy you turned out fine
I managed a smile
Me: where’s Jade and Cat… And Beck?
Dad: uhm they’re fine. I already called Trina. She’ll alert them
I sighed and looked at what the nurse was doing. I suddenly felt down. Like a heavy metal was placed on my heart. I tried to find out why I felt that way. Then I remembered, I’m Beck’s sister
I closed my eyes at the thought
I didn’t want to remember. I tightened my grip on dad’s hand
Dad: Tori, are you okay?
I looked at him without a word and his face turned gloomy again. I quickly smiled, I don’t want to ruin his happiness with my problems
Me: I just can’t believe I was unconscious for two weeks. And it felt like hours to me
Dad: I thank God it’s just two weeks.
I smiled and nodded.
Nurse: well Miss Vega, you’re okay now. You just need some rest. You’ll be discharged in a week
Me: thank you
She nodded and left.
Few minutes later, Trina and Cat ran in. I closed my eyes as they screamed in unison, like they practiced it.
For heaven’s sake this is a hospital, not a funfair
Beck Oliver’s POV
It’s already three weeks. Three weeks of loneliness and hurt. Three weeks of running away. Everything that happened haunts me. Even in my dreams, Tori’s accident scene keeps reoccurring. And something keeps blaming me for everything. Blaming me that I shouldn’t have insisted we move to America to start a new life. Blaming me for falling in love with a girl way above me
Sometimes I scream and cover my ears to stop hearing those voices
Lately, I’ve been avoiding anything that might remind me of my life in Los Angeles. I stopped listening to music, any kind of music. I don’t even pass by any place where there’s music.
I stopped social media, not like I was even doing it because I sold my phone but I determined not to ever have anything to do with the internet just in case things about her death are uploaded. How she unknowingly dated her brother and eventually died after hearing the news.
I screamed again when I thought of this. It was choking me
I also shoved off my love for dancing. What’s the need of dancing in sorrow. To hell with dancing, that’s the reason I came to Hollywood Arts High School in the first place.
I also lost interest in movies.
Vanilla had invited me to watch a movie or two with her in town but I had rejected the offer. I don’t want to be reminded of anything that has to do with Tori. It hurts. It hurts so much!
Tori Vega’s POV
I sighed as I entered the living room with dad and Trina. All the servants had gathered to welcome me home. Some of my uncles and aunts were also there with my cousins.
I was happy to be back home. I went round hugging each cousin. They were all happy to see me.
After hearing about how Mrs Oliver wanted me dead, I became more understanding and caring. Because I felt like I was supposed to be dead and there’s no way I would see loved ones again. But I’m alive and well. I just have to appreciate the gift of life from God and love everyone while I can.
The mini party started. It was just fun and cool. We ate and drank and talked. When they all left, I went to my room and showered then laid down. I began to think about Beck. So he’s not my brother afterall. I miss him so much. I can’t wait for him to come back from Canada. I’ve been trying to call him but he’s not even connecting. I wonder why.
Dad said he went to his real father’s grave in Canada, so as to tell him about all that has happened. He is going to come back next week, so said Dad
As I lay, staring at the ceiling, I began to imagine life from now on. I hope Beck will still love me like before. I hope his feelings won’t wear off.
I really love Beck. I wish to spend the rest of my life with him. I don’t want him away from me
Me: I love you Beck. I love you so much
I woke up in the evening. I must have slept off earlier. I stood up and walked to the bathroom, I showered and came out. I wore pyjamas since it was already late. I decided to go downstairs.
As I approached the floor, I saw Dad speaking with police officers. I stood still to hear if it’s about Mrs Oliver but they were talking about Beck
I wonder what Beck has to do with the police. Is he in trouble?
Dad: please, keep searching. You have to find him
Police: we would do everything we can sir
My dad nodded and they stood up, shook hands and the officers left
My dad sighed and looked towards my direction. He was surprised to see me there
Me: what happened to Beck?
He didn’t answer, he just stared at me. Instantly I became scared
He looked away and cleared his throat
Dad: come and sit dear
I looked at him as he sat down, I then sat beside him
Dad: you see… Beck thought you were truly dead. He ran off after I broke the news to him in the hospital. His friend tried to follow him and call him back but he couldn’t find him. Ever since then Tori, no one has seen or heard from Beck
Me: what! But… but you told me he went to Canada…
Dad: I know. I’m sorry I lied. I just didn’t want you to worry. I didn’t want you to get depressed
Me: where could he have gone to?
My heart sank. In just few seconds, my mind had already traveled far. I remembered the Romeo and Juliet love story. How Romeo thought Juliet really died and he killed himself. Then Juliet woke up and found out he was dead then killed herself.
I’m scared. God please, Beck didn’t commit suicide
My heart was beating fast
Dad: he’ll be found. He might have gone into hiding. I’m sure he’ll come out.
Me: what if he committed suicide
Dad: what? No, don’t think that way. Don’t. Beck is fine. Believe he’s fine
I heaved a deep sigh.
Me: Beck is fine
Dad smiled at me
Dad: let’s go have dinner
Three weeks later, no information concerning Beck. No sign of him. He didn’t come back and he wasn’t found. Something kept telling me he committed suicide and I kept pushing that thing away. I just couldn’t comprehend with the thought of suicide.
Beck can’t commit suicide. He can’t leave me like this.
I paced up and down the pool side where I went to be alone.
Suddenly my head began to ache again. This has been going on for days now. Severe headache and my throat dries up often. I drink lots of water but I never get enough of it.
Maybe I need to see a doctor. Just for some medications to keep me balanced. Or maybe, I need therapy. I can’t afford to get depressed over the issues on ground. Depression won’t help at all
I took my car and drove out. I was already healed up partially from the injuries I got in the accident. It’s nearly two months since then
I drove to the hospital and went to see our family doctor.
He insisted on running tests before giving me treatment. I agreed to it
After waiting for a few minutes, he came with the results.
It happened that I’ve been pregnant for the past six weeks
To Be Continued
Written by Hossy
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