"It's not how big the house is,it's how happy the home is."~Anonymous
We got out of the car and went to Mrs Castor's house. The house looked like a hotel from outside...a swimming pool...a luxurious car and a garden with all sorts of flowers.
"Lia,Why would Mrs Castor want to meet me? Do you think it's because of the dress? She didn't like it?"
"Of course not Nona."
Nona knocked at the door and a lady opened it.
"Hello Mrs Hilton....I'm so happy to see you...please come in"
The house was white with marble floor,grand staircase,a bar and a luxurious living room. My jaw dropped on seeing her house.
Mrs Castor was a young lady,probably around her thirties.
"Take a seat Mrs Hilton....by the way what's your name darling?"
"Lia Hilton" I replied with a smile
"St Juliet High School"
"Oh! Do you know Neil?"
"Yeah..he is in my class"
"Excuse me .. can I use the washroom?"
"Sure...take the stairs...turn left then right"
Wait....go upstairs turn right then left..? that's what she said right?
I went upstairs turned right then left and I opened the door.
Ooopss! that was Neil's room
"Sorry...I thought it was the washroom"
"Lia....what are you doing here? "
"Errrr Mrs Castor invited my Nona for dinner." I replied and went to the washroom.
Their house was huge and you could easily get lost inside.
I wash my face and got out to take the stairs and I heard Mrs Castor and Nona's conversation.
"So Mrs Hilton,you may be wondering why I called you here today,the dress was excellent and I was complimented by a lot of my clients.
I need ten dress so that I could sell them to my friends because they are really interested and they loved it.I will pay for the fabrics. Do you accept?"
"Yes I can" Nona replied after thinking for sometimes.
"Thank you so much Mrs Hilton"
I went down and Mrs Castor was serving dinner.
"Neil...Niall...food is ready" Mrs Castor shouted
We ate our food and had ice-cream for dessert.
"Thank you so much for the dinner Mrs Castor"
"I hope you enjoyed the food"
We got in the car and went home.
Nono was alone,watching an old movie. Nona was prepairing something for him to eat while I was busy cleaning my room. Finally I started feeling sleepy and I went to sleep.
THE NEXT DAY
Arriving school, I met Lora and the others. They were so happy on seeing me. Neil was listening to music and didn't even bother to look at me.
Just then I saw Alice enter the classroom,
"Neil,please help me in maths" Alice said
"I'm having dificulties in Polygons"
Neil was explaining her but Alice was not looking at her book,Instead she was staring at Neil. Both looked cute together.
"Did you understand?"
"Uh...yeah yeah.........Neil,would you mind having lunch with me" Alice asked
"Sorry,I will be playing football with my friends"
After hours of studying, it was lunch time and we went down to the canteen.
"Have you seen that wretch flirting with Neil?" Samantha asked Katiana with anger
We went down and ate our sandwich.
We saw Neil and his friends playing football. Damn ... ! He looked like Christiano Ronaldo when playing football. Why was I admiring him?
"Uhhh sorry I didn't hear you"
"What's wrong?, are you daydreaming?"
We were talking among ourselves when I saw Neil coming towards me with his friends. Neil sat down and started feeling dizzy.
"I'm feeling cold" Neil said
"Cold?? You were fine just now" his friends asked
I stood up and placed my hand on his forehead....Oh my god..both his forehead and neck was hot. Neil was suffering from high fever.
"Neil,you have fever...tell your parents to come fetch you"
"They can't, they are working right now. Nevermind I shall wait till the end of the class. By the way,you should stop caring that much for me"
"Idiot, I'm not caring for you, I am just telling you to go home because you have high fever"
We all went in class and while the teacher was explaining, I could see Neil trembling. He was feeling cold...poor Neil!
I had a pullover in my bag, I took it out and told him to wear it. The pullover was not so feminine.
"I don't need it"
"Wear it...you are feeling cold"
"I don't want to wear it" Neil replied with arrogance
"Fine then, die with fever" I replied him with attitude
Without looking at me, he snatched the pullover and wore it. Aww! I never knew that Neil was so childish when he was sick. It was time to go home and Neil was feeling very sick.
"Neil give me your phone, I shall call your mum"
"Lia just go home"
"Neil...shut up and give me your phone"
When I saw how he ignored my question, I took the phone from his pocket. I had no option, Neil was being stubborn.
I called his mom.
"Hello Mrs Castor, it's Lia, Mrs Hilton's granddaughter, Neil's friend"
"Oh yeah, what's the matter?"
"Neil is suffering from high fever and , I just called to confirm if there is someone home to take care of him"
"Oh my god! I have a conference today,my husband is in Business trip in London and my younger son is at his grandma's place....Can you do me a favour? Look after him at home and I will see if I can come early today"
"Errrr,ok" I replied
On seeing Neil's state,I felt pity for him. I called Nona to inform her that I was directly going to Neil's place.
Neil and I got in the car to go to Mrs Castor's place. Neil was so unwell that he placed his head on my shoulder and he fell asleep.
HEY GUYS! AM REALLY SORRY FOR TAKING A LOT OF TIME TO UPLOAD MY CHAPTER! 😑 I WAS REALLY CAUGHT UP WITH REVISION WORK AND EXAMS .... SORRY AGAIN 😊