. A SISTER ❣️
⟨ Blood, Sweat And Tears… ⟩
THEME; Making Them Pay
By; Succie Brown.
DON’T BE A GHOST READER ‼️
⟨ BEGINNING OF A NEW FAMILY ⟩
Ariel opened her eyes, and just when she was about sitting up in the bed, Jaycee and the rest of the members except for Nora, rushed towards her.
“Are you all right?” They asked at the same time.
Ariel was about to answer, but she stopped halfway when she saw Nora. She came down from the bed and approach Nora, grabbing her collar.
“Ariella!!!” The team called her name at once.
“Are you happy now that another soul is gone?” Ariel asked as her eyes became misty.
“Let go of me Ariella, I didn’t do anything wrong” Nora said, trying to free herself from Ariel’s grip, but Ariel was stronger than her.
“Really? You didn’t do anything wrong, up till now, you don’t realize what you have done? You were making a video when you were supposed to be watching out for the criminal, and because of your ignorant, another soul died, and you aren’t feeling remorseful for it!!!” Ariel shouted at her, and Nora managed to push Ariel away from her
“Why should I be remorseful when they are not my family?” She asked.
“They don’t have to be your family before you care about them. Do you have any idea how miserable the girl’s family is going to be because of your carelessness?”
“You have no right to lecture me Ariella, you are the rude one among us, who thinks she is the boss of this world. I am sure you are just a cursed child!!” Nora yelled at Ariel.
Ariel tried to attack Nora, but Dario prevented her from doing so, by holding her hand, and Jaycee and Brett looked at the way Dario held her.
“I think you should leave Nora” Jessica said.
“Jessica, you should be on my side. You have always been on my side” Nora said, looking surprised that Jessica wasn’t supporting her, because Jessica have always supported her in everything she does.
“You are right Nora, I have always supported everything you do regardless of what it could be, but this time you went beyond boundaries. Another soul died but you are not feeling sorry about it” Jessica said.
“But it’s not my fault, I was just making a trending video for my tiktok account” Nora said, shedding tears.
“That’s where you went wrong Nora. We all planned to catch the criminal tonight, you should have been focused on that, not making videos when you are on a mission”
“Are you mad at me?” She asked.
“You want to know the truth? Yes I am mad at you Nora, that’s why I suggest you go back to the dormitory and have a rethink about what you have done” Jessica said.
Nora hiccups in tears, and ran out of the ward, Jessica looked at her from the glass window and sighed.
“Are you feeling better now?” Jaycee asked.
“Yes I am fine. You can let go of my hand Dario, Nora is no longer here” Ariel said.
“Sorry” Dario said, and let go of Ariel’s hand.
“Why did you faint earlier Ariella?” Brett asked.
“Are you traumatized by the sight of seeing blood?” Dario asked.
“Why were you calling your name earlier?” Jaycee asked.
“Who is Ariella?” Jessica asked.
Ariel looked at them and said. “My life has nothing to do with any of you, so stop interfering in my personal life” Ariel said.
“We are just worried about you, Ariella?” Dario said.
“I am fine. Thanks for worrying about me” Ariel said, in a low voice.
“We should return back to school, I am sure we are going to get scold, because we saw the killer, and yet we couldn’t catch him” Jaycee said.
“I will just go back to the dormitory” Ariel said, walking away, and Jessica quickly held her hand.
“Let’s go back to the dormitory together” Jessica said, hoping Ariel won’t jerked her off.
“Alright” Ariel said, and they left the ward.
“I am glad cold face is slowly warming up to Jessica” Dario said smiling. But when he noticed he was talking to Jaycee and his friends, he stopped smiling and left the ward.
“I am glad you both didn’t fight today. We’d have catch the killer if not for Nora” Brett said.
“Let’s just go back to school. We already reported the case, so I am sure it will get to the hearing of MCC tomorrow. We should just rest and get ready to receive our scoldings tomorrow” Jaycee said.
“You both should go ahead, I have somewhere to go” Jasper said. Jaycee and Brett nodded their heads and leave the ward.
Nora sits in a bench in the beautiful city of Moscow, as she looked at the pictures of her and Jessica in her phone.
“You didn’t have to scold at me Jessica” She said, letting her tears flow down her cheeks.
“Do you need a handkerchief?”
Nora looked at the person that spoked and saw Jasper beaming a smile at her.
“Jasper” She mumbled his name.
Jasper sits beside her and sighed. “Gosh! It was so hard finding you” He said.
“Why are you looking for me?” Nora asked.
“Because I know you will be so heartbroken because Jessica didn’t support you like she has always done” Jasper said.
“I was surprised too that she didn’t support me. She is my best friend, but she took Ariella’s side” Nora said, sniffing back her tears.
“Just because she is your best friend, doesn’t mean she should support you in everything you do”
“Do you also blame me for what happened?” Nora asked, looking at Jasper.
“Of course, I blame you so much that I feel like hitting this head of yours. We had everything planned out, but you ruined everything” Jasper said.
“I just wanted to make a video for my tiktok account” Nora said, puckering her lips.
“That’s your problem Nora, you don’t know when to be serious and when not to be serious. I know you grow up in a family, who don’t care about other people, but that doesn’t mean you should inherit such a wicked act from them” Jasper said.
“I didn’t mean for it to happen Jasper, I was just carried away. Ariel was scolding me so much like it was my fault” Nora said.
“Yes it’s indeed your fault”
“Jasper” Nora whines pouting her lips and Jasper smiled.
“You should learn from the mistake you made today, Nora. Thanks to you, another life was lost, if your dad was the one that died, how are you going to feel?” Jasper asked.
“I am going to feel sad, I don’t want to even think about it” Nora said shaking her head.
“That’s also how anyone will feel if they lose their love ones. They are going to be very sad, and it will be like the world is over for them” Jasper said.
“Yes Nora. I didn’t know how it felt, until I lost my brother” Jasper said.
“You once had a brother?” Nora asked.
“Yes I do. He died six years ago. He was working in Moscow city back then, and I was staying with my grandma in a province. Our parents were dead, so it was my brother who provided for us, by working here in Moscow city. Then one day, we received a call that my brother was dead, we didn’t see his corpse, all we knew that he was dead. We tried finding his body, but we didn’t succeed in doing so. My grandma was greatly affected by my brother’s death, because he was her favorite, so few weeks later, she died” Jasper said.
“It must have been so hard for you, right?” Nora asked.
“Yes it was. I was a spoilt brat who depended on my big brother for everything, so when he died, it was really hard for me to adjust. But I knew I was alone, so I began working for myself. I learnt how to make toys from my brother, so that helped me a lot. Do you know why I came to MCC?” Jasper asked and Nora shook her head.
“It’s because I want to find out how my brother died. I don’t like it here in MCC, because the rules are too much, but I am going to find the root of how he died, and I will never forgive those involved in his death” Jasper said.
“I am always by your side Jasper” Nora said, smiling.
“Thanks Nora. What I am trying to say is that, you shouldn’t just worry about yourself alone. What you know it going to hurt you if it happens, don’t let it happened to others, because it’s not easy losing a love one”
“What should I do?” Nora asked.
“Fix your mistake Nora”
“Will I be able to do that?” Nora asked.
“Yes you can. We are a team, and we all are going to find the killer and put him behind bars, because we are cop students” Jasper said.
Nora smiled and said. “I didn’t know you are a motivational speaker”
“I can be a motivational speaker when I want to be one, and a playboy when I choose to” Jasper said, and winked at Nora.
Nora smiled, happy that she is spending more time with Jasper.
“We should return back to school” Jasper said standing up.
“Jessica is still mad at me” Nora said.
“I am sure she must be sleeping by now. You can patch things up tomorrow. Let’s go back to the dormitory and prepared to get scold tomorrow” Jasper said, and Nora stood up to her feet.
“Thanks Jasper” Nora said, smiling.
“You are welcome Nora” Jasper said. He took Nora’s hand, and they headed to MCC, together.
Someone took pictures of Jasper and Nora, and walked away.
⟨ MCC ≈ NEXT DAY ⟩
Mr. Watterson banged his hand angrily on the table, and Nora’s heart shaken. She looked at the others and they weren’t moved by it.
“What were you thinking when you reported the case to the police!!!” Mr. Watterson shouted at them.
“We thought it was the best thing to do” Jaycee said.
“Really? Best thing to do? You shouldn’t have done that. MCC is going to be labelled as a school that can’t teach their students to catch criminals. It was your first assignment, and you failed woefully!!” Mr. Watterson shouted at them.
“We are sorry Mr. Watterson” They apologize.
“Another soul had to died because of your carelessness, is that why you are in MCC, to bring bad luck to this school? Huh!!!” He shouted at them again. They didn’t tell Mr. Watterson that it was all Nora’s fault because they didn’t want the whole blame to be placed on her head.
Nora might careless about other people, but she is very soft, and she is always prone to cry.
“Today is Saturday, which means you can spend the weekend with your family, but while at it, make sure you catch whoever the killer is. Since the seven of you has decided to drag the school’s name to the mud, the seven of you have to be the ones investigating this case. Failure to catch the criminal, and you all will be expelled from this school, regardless of your parents’ reputations in Moscow City. Am I making myself clear?” Mr. Watterson asked, and they nodded their heads.
“Answer my question like cops!!!!”
“Yes Sir” They said with a loud voices, with their left hands on the side of their foreheads.
⟨ DORMITORY ⟩
“I’m sorry Jessica” Nora apologize to Jessica, as she packed some few clothes inside her luggage. It’s weekend, so students are allowed to visit their families.
“I am not mad at you Nora” Jessica said.
“But you have being refusing to talk to me” Nora said, pouting her lips.
“I just don’t know what to say to you Nora. We are the only ones who is going to investigate this case, and if we fail in catching the killer, we are going to get expelled. My dreams of graduating as a student of MCC will go down the drain” Jessica said.
“I am so sorry Jessica. I promise it will never happen again. I will be serious from now on, cross my heart to die” Nora said, and Jessica smile.
“Don’t do that Nora, I have forgiven you already. Pack up your things, I know you miss your dad a lot” Jessica said.
“Yes I do” Nora said, grinning and began packing her clothes.
Ariel entered the room, and saw them packing. “Ariella, aren’t you going home?” Jessica asked.
“No” Ariel said, sitting on her bed.
“Why?” Nora asked.
“I… I don’t have a family to return to” Ariel said, trying to hide her sadness.
“Does that mean you are an orphan?” Jessica asked, and Ariel slowly nodded her head.
Jessica and Nora looked at her pitifully.
“Don’t look at me at way, or you will make regret telling you about it” Ariel said in a voice that wasn’t audible.
Jessica smiled and sits beside her. “You can always make a new family, Ariella”
“I can?” Ariel asked.
“Of course you can Ariella. You don’t have to be from the same bloodline to be a family. As long as you care for each other, you are already family, right Nora?” Jessica said, signaling Nora to say something.
“Yeah… Yeah, being there for each other makes us family” Nora said, sitting beside Ariel.
“Really?” Ariel asked, looking at her doubtfully.
“Fine. I know I messed up, but I am going to fixed my mistakes. Jasper talked to me, and I am going to put his advice into good use. I’m so sorry for ruining our plan” Nora said.
“It’s fine” Ariel said, and smiled lightly.
“So friends forever” Jessica said stretching forth her hand.
“Friends forever” Nora said, placing her hand on Jessica’s hand.
Ariel looked at both Jessica and Nora who was waiting for her to say something.
“Friends forever” She said, placing her hand on Nora’s hand.
“Finally, the use to be cold Ariella, is now our friend. Should we take a selfie together?” Jessica asked, smiling.
“Yes we should” Nora said, looking excited, because taking selfies is her hobby.
Jessica got her phone and her selfie stick. “One, two, three… Go” She said, taking the selfie, and Ariel gaved that bad girl swag of hers.
“Wow, you have a bad girl swag, Ariella” Nora said, smiling.
“Yes I do. I’m bad girl Ariel”
“Ariel or Ariella?” Jessica asked.
Ariel took in her lips and said. “Bad girl Ariella” She saw showing off her baddie swags, and both Jessica and Nora laughed.