“Hey, P’ They. Aunt Phet is out today. That means that some of the workers are going to secretly go off with some of the clients today,” said Kwang. “That means, I can make extra money too. Go get Gai for me. Tell her that the client coming in today will pay lots.”
Therin Putasa, the guard that carried Kwang into the shop when she was 14, rushed off to find Gai. He too loved Kwang like a daughter. They and Gai are the only people that Kwang had told her secret to. She was caught by him the first time she attempted to make extra money the year that Phet was sick. Kwang had begged They not to tell Phet because she wanted the money to get her shop when she gets done with school. Kwang didn’t want to rely on Phet for so long. Phet had told They that she did only wished for Kwang to finish school and be successful. So, They decided to keep the secret so that Kwang can make extra money and Phet’s dream for Kwang would also work out. Besides, They is mute.
“Where did you go?” asked Yatna. “You know that you have to buy that market or else we have to cancel on our clients. When we cancel on our clients that means money out of our pocket. That means I will be nothing. That means you are worthless.”
“I will not touch that place!” shouted Nick.
“You have to. Just because your father died there you can’t keep it as a memorial. You have his ashes here at the Bangkok temple. He was a worthless little brother anyways. If he were alive you wouldn’t be working as hard to make us one of the richest people in the world. He would’ve trained you into a weakling.”
“I’m not weak Aunt Yatna. I will go and buy that market tomorrow.” He storms up to his room and shuts the door. “I’m not weak. I will show no mercy. I will earn her trust and destroy the company that took my parent’s life away. I will find the killer.”
“Mr. Roy, thank you for coming out with me. Can I have my money early?” asked Kwang.
Kwang had put on heavy makeup and brought her bag with changing clothes. Some of the other women at the shop looked after her as she got into the car with Mr. Roy earlier in the evening. Some of the women were saddened that Kwang had to go through this just to get money to pay Phet back for school. The others smirked and hoped Kwang wouldn’t be back. It would be best if she left so that Phet would see that this girl doesn’t really appreciate Phet and left with a rich guy for good. Then, Phet wouldn’t scold them for making Kwang sanitize their masseuse rooms and doing their dirty work while they sneak out for extra cash.
After receiving her money, Kwang told Mr. Roy that she will go to the bathroom and step back out in a little bit. Inside the bathroom, Gai wrapped herself up with a towel. Gai had her nose plugged and Kwang called out for Mr. Roy to turn off the lights so they can play a game. Kwang never goes with the same client twice. She receives the schedules early on and the calls early on to figure out who the regular clients are. Mr. Roy listened and Gai stepped out. She walked towards Mr. Roy and opened up her towel. She got on top of Mr. Roy and played with Mr. Roy by putting the towel near Mr. Roy’s head. After a minute or two, Mr. Roy fell silent. Gai quickly got off, Kwang found a new towel and came out of the bathroom. Gai rushed to shower to get the medicine off her body and Kwang place the old towel in a bag. Kwang then wrote out a note to Mr. Roy.
“I had a good time last night. But, I have to head back early because if the owner catches me, I will be in big trouble. You know the routine.”
-Curry Shop on street side
The two girls left the room with their cash in hand. Both walked to a nearby food stand and sat down and ordered curry and rice. They both laughed at what just happened.
“Oh my gosh, that cracked me up,” said Gai, or Rita Bootasriviruth. “He was by far the easiest to get away with.” “Remember Mr. Krit? He wouldn’t turn off the lights and was about to crack into the bathroom instead. But luckily we opened the door and I had placed that facial cream on and pushed the towel in his face so he fainted in the bathroom. I even had to take a picture of me pretending to sleep with him and you write a note to him to get away with it.”
“Yeah, he totally would’ve remembered walking to the bathroom last instead of being on the bed,” said Kwang. “At least your face wasn’t revealed.”
“Yeah, at least I don’t have to sleep with these guys and still get paid for it,” said Gai.
“You know, I can never be like you Gai. I can’t ever go naked in front of a guy for money,” said Kwang.
They came to pick the girls up after they were done eating and went to drop them off at Gai’s place for several hours. The girls split the money up, with Gai getting more money because she went naked. Then They came back to get Kwang and they went back to the shop. Kwang got in safely and They went to park and go in through the front so no one suspects that he is helping Kwang.
-Yodsaman’s Living Room @ the Mansion
“Mr. Pat, go and take care of the market. I can see that if Nick goes to the market, he will not be able to go through with it. He is weak. Just like his father.”
Nick comes downstairs and tells his aunt that he is on his way to Mae Hong Son.
-Mae Hong Son…Market
“Ahh, fire, get out!! Some people came and burned the place down and rushed off,” shouted the vendors.
Nick got there just in time to see the alter that was placed for his father burn to the ground. He rushed to help the people put out the fire. After an hour, the fire had destroyed the whole market. All the people looked at the ashes that laid before them. Nick caught Assistant Rachapat Chattawanpranu panting and sweating.
“Mr. Pat, what are you doing here?” asked Nick.
“I came because your Aunt told me to get the job done. She thought you had lost your touch. I didn’t think you’d play this game,” said Pat. “I must call to tell your aunt what just happened.”
Nick grabbed Pat’s phone and looked at Pat angrily. “Give me the phone. I will make the call!”
“Hello, Mr. Pat. Did you do it? Did you pay them off now? They should be accepting the money. After all, it is the best we could do,” laughed Yatna.
“Aunt Yatna. How could you?” asked Nick.
“How could I do what, dearest nephew?” asked Yatna.
“How can you burn the market to the ground?” asked Nick.
“What? The market burned to the ground? Let me talk to Mr. Pat right now.” Shouted Yatna.
“Aunt, don’t act too surprised. I know you did it. Thanks for making me merciless and reminding me of what I have to do to survive on this land,” said Nick. He handed the phone to Mr. Pat.
Mr. Pat walked off and talked to Yatna on the phone. Nick couldn’t believe his aunt was this cruel. He usually got the job done in other places by persuasion, and a little bit of harassment. But, not to this extent. He wanted more and more to take over this company. He can’t let it go to Prince, or Priseth Yodsaman, his aunt’s son who went to study abroad and only helped at the company once. Prince had left since he started high school. They were close as children. But, after Nick’s parents died, Prince never came back for the funeral. Yatna told Nick that he had nobody now and he must be merciless to survive in the family. He has to prove that he can take over. Otherwise, she would’ve left him at the orphanage if he can’t show his mercilessness. Nick, for years after thought that is probably what Prince was taught as well. His aunt had taught Prince to show no empathy for Nick in order to survive in the family.
The people thanked Nick for trying to help. Nick can see the mountain view in the background now. He went back to his car and thought about 8 years ago. He thought about his mom dropping him off in front of the plaza and to go to this address drawn on the folded paper. While he was in Lawyer Toon’s car, he had opened up the paper and remembered the drawing.
Suddenly, he got an idea. He drove to the plaza site. While he passed by he saw an ice cream stall and went to park. He walked to the ice cream stall and got an ice cream. The man who sold it to him was still the same old man. Then he stood standing at where he had met a girl who had once caught his eye. He wondered how she is doing now and if her little brother is still making a fuss. He wished he had caught her name. But, he has no time for her now. He has Latsamee and he has his plans to get the company and sell it so that he doesn’t have to run a company that he dislikes. He then stared at where he was standing 8 years ago when Lawyer Toon stepped out of the car and told him his mom had been in an accident and his father murdered.
After contemplating the events of that moment, he came back to reality when the ice cream dripped on his shoes and the vendor offered a tissue to wipe it off. He walked to his car and drove off to where his mother had intended him to go that day.
-Empty Lot/Burnt House
He had to park and walk into the alley. When he got there, there was nothing there. The lot was empty. He wondered why his mother would send him to an empty lot. Nick walked in the gates and walked around the site.
Then someone called out and said, “Hey, you! What are you doing there?”
Nick responded, “Has this always been an empty lot?”
The person answered, “No. This place burned down 8 years ago.”
Nick asked, “What kind of building was it?”
“It was a beautiful home. The biggest one in the whole town. I remember that day. I came to help put out the fire, but we couldn’t stop the fire. The family died in the fire. All four of them. We couldn’t even identify them because they were burnt to ashes,” said the person.
this is very interesting. great start. poor Nick, his parents died and his aunt is trying to control his life.
Thanks. I hope this ff will keep you interested.
TT_TT poor Nick, his parents are gone...
the last line he said...oOOo...revengeful
Revengeful/Mystery perhaps? LOL.
I hope you continued with this story. I love it and I've been waiting for you to post this story up. hehe.
I will continue this story
I just need to brainstorm faster and see where this is gonna take us.
yes, i want more lol
good ending. cliffhanger...
Hmmm...wonder what's gonna happen next. hehehe.
Ugh CLIFFHANGER! Update soon. This is very interesting. poor nick ='(
The truth is that I actually didn't know I was leaving a cliffhanger LOL. I just knew that with this ff I wanted to end each chapter off with 3 pages in my word document.
Awesome method right??
Thanks for reading Saifah
I hope to keep you entertained.