Gwyneth suddenly felt the stress that she gathered throughout the past days. She grabbed the glass of "Black Atlantis" and gulped it down until the last drop.
"Gwyn! What are you doing! It's supposed to be my drink! That's too much for you!" Hacue said worriedly. "I can't carry you home!"
Because the "Black Atlantis" was too strong for her, she got dizzy and fell on her back. Good thing she was immediately caught by the guy beside her and held her shoulders to support her.
"Oh, thank you! I'm sorry about my friend, sir," Hacue said as she lightly bowed her head to him to show her thanks.
"Don't worry about your gorgeous friend," the guy said. "I'll help you take her home."
"Oh, goodness! Thank you!" she replied. "What's your name, sir?"
"Jayce. Jayce Hiddleworth," the young man said, as he flashed her a smile.
"Oh, you're a Hiddleworth! I'm Hacue Soland," she introduced herself.
"Are you the daughter of Mr. Endon Soland… one of the shareholders here?"
"Yes, I'm glad you know me. Are you..." she wasn't sure if she would call him a son of Mr. Oliver Hiddleworth or Mrs. Amanda Hiddleworth because his parents had already divorced.
"I'm Amanda Hiddleworth's son," Jayce said, still holding Gwyn's shoulder.
The two of them talked for a while. While they were talking, he had been glancing at the girl he was holding. She was asleep, but she was extra gorgeous in her revealing dress. His self-control dissipated every hour that passed.
Hacue was drunk-talking, and Jayce thought that it was a good opportunity to get what he wanted. He ordered his driver to take Hacue home, while he went to a hotel while carrying the asleep Gwyn like a princess.
Jayce was smitten by her beauty. He's the kind of person who always got what he wanted. Because he knew that he's the youngest son of the Hiddleworths, he's got all the money he could spend, anywhere and anytime he wanted. His two older brothers had decent jobs, while he was unemployed, but he didn't care.
He stared at the asleep Gwyneth. He stroked his fingers along her jaw, and uttered, "From now on, you're mine," and he had his way with her.
Morning came, and the sunlight from the hotel window woke Gwyneth up. She couldn't remember what happened, and why she was in the hotel room, all alone, and naked. Her mind was confused, and she got up and searched the room for all possible clues. What she saw was a note written in a tissue paper, saying, "Call me as soon as you wake up."
So, she called the phone number. "Hello?" she said, trembling."
"Hi, my sweet," the man on the other line said. "In case you're wondering, I'm Jayce."
"What happened? Why am I here?"
"Something happened between us. You know, something that should only happen between a husband and wife."
"What?" Gwyneth was terrified. She saw specks of blood on the blanket, "You mean… it happened, between us?"
"Hell, yeah," he said, then laughed. "I even got a video of us."
"Video? What video?" she asked while trembling.
"A video of us, while we were doing...that."
Gwyneth was shocked. She knew it, going to the bar was a bad idea. "Please erase it…"
"I will, but on one condition,"
"What? I'll do anything," she said. She didn't want to ruin her life because of something lewd. And most of all, she didn't want Sanno to see it.
"If you get pregnant… Come with me abroad. I will watch where you go and what you do. You can't escape me." then, the call ended, and Gwyneth sat on the floor, crying.
A month had passed, and she took a pregnancy test. It was positive. She had a check-up at the hospital and confirmed that she was pregnant.
She felt that she was lost. How can she face Sanno? How could she tell him that a stranger took her virginity? What will happen to their future?
Two weeks before the graduation, Sanno and Gwyneth finally met, after a long while of never-ending coding projects and reports. They met at the usual e-bus station near the university.
"How are you, Gwyn? You got chubbier," Sanno said and chuckled. "But you're still pretty." he was happy to see Gwyn after so long.
Gwyneth held hands with him while they walked. "You always tease me, then compliment me. You're crazy," She said, not mentioning the intense eye bags that Sanno had under his eyes.
She wanted to open up the thing about her pregnancy, but she was too afraid. Sanno looked stressed enough to take her bad news. She didn't know when, or how she would say it.
Gwyneth's cell phone suddenly rang, and it was an unknown number. "Please wait Sanno, I got a call," she said. "Hello? This is Gwyneth Azirean speaking."
"My sweet Gwyn, how are you," it was Jayce. "I heard that you have confirmed your pregnancy. Why didn't you call me immediately? It's been a month."
"Uhm…" Gwyn then walked further away from Sanno, gesturing to him to wait in his spot. "Jayce, I-"
"If you're thinking about escaping from me, I'm sorry, but you can't. I know that you've been selected as a scholar in the cybersecurity company in the United Empires of Atlan. The good news is, my mother had bought a house there, so we already have a living place. I even bought our plane tickets. After your graduation ceremony, I will fetch you." and then the call ended.
Gwyneth held back her tears. It seemed like she couldn't escape from the situation.
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