Unanticipated Love10 mins 234 10 mins 234
Chapter 1: Meet Her Boyfriend
Althaea Cassidy's POV
It startled me when I heard knocking from the door of my bedroom so I stood up hurriedly.
"Mam Thaea your mom and dad is looking you to eat breakfast!" Maid shouted out of my bedroom.
"Kindly said I’m coming." My immediate answer while still lying down in my bed and facing the ceiling of the room.
It’s have been two weeks after Zen and I had met. Still a long time for the decision we have made however it is fresh on my mind and also hard for me to admit the situation between us. What did my sister doing to the point she was on accident? If Athena was careful to herself and could not sway by her emotions, my boyfriend and I were together again.
Some minutes later I got up to bed and hurriedly stood up and have worn the slippers. I have decided to prefer to wash my face first before eating my breakfast with my parents.
"Good morning Thaea." Mom and Dad greeted me with a smile while busy chewing their food.
"Good morning too." I have no desire to answer them because until now I'm not feeling good with what happened.
"You should go to boutique later where I have sewed a dress to you for the dinner tonight with Greige's parents." Mom reminds me but my forehead furrowed.
"Why mom? I have more dresses there which I have not yet worn. You buy a new one?" I immediately complained to her.
My mother is into fashion same with my twin sister unlike me which is not important to wear an elegant dress to impress. Simple and presentable outfit is enough for me.
"Thaea what is the use of money if we will not spend it and just hide it in the bank?" My Mom argued.
“It’s not suitable for beautiful like you to wear old clothes. You'll meet you sister’s boyfriend too that’s why you must wear a dress the way your twin is.” Dad agreed with Mom.
I have forgotten that supposedly pretend as my sister. *What a trouble mind.*
"Ok Mom and Dad." Sign that I have agreed to what they said.
After we have the conversation, they also stand up to prepare and fix themselves before entering the office.
"We should go now, Althaea, we are getting late for the meeting at 8:00 AM." Dad said while busy wearing his suit.
Mom was wearing her sandals and she took the shoulder bag from sofa.
They kissed me both in my forehead before they bid goodbye and go outside Into our house. When they left, I immediately went to my bedroom.
So I thought to open a laptop then there was video suddenly popped out and I saw my bestfriend from Manila, Ginger Penelope Ricafort is her name. She is also one of my bandmates. Yes we have a band and we sing when there is a freetime from work. We also do it as sideline too.
I am the 2nd vocalist while my boyfriend Is the main vocalist of our band and the rest are the musicians and composers.
“Cas." She exclaimed. "You seemed very serious”.
“It's not easy for being away from my boyfriend nah. You are so irritating!" I pouted my lips to my bestfriend.
"Oh I am sorry. What are your plans by the way?"
I sighed, "Of course I'm pretending as Athena." Replied with rolling eyes.
"It's complicated bestie especially you are both different from each other, right?"
Yes, we have lot of differences with my sister. As I said earlier Mom was absolutely inclined to fashion and expensive things, shopping here and there.
In the contrary, I'm not luxurious kind of woman but wise to use money for essential things. I'm just simple the way I dress and behave in front of people, distinctively from my sister which often put some jewelries in her body. She is really a sophisticated woman I know.
"I needed to be on it because have no choice at all. I do not want to lose all my parent's properties for just selfish decision.”
Even though these are not my mistakes but need to accept and deal with the situation. I will not leave my parents in this time they need to save the company. My love and concerns are here, it would never lost. I love my twin that’s why still worried about her.
I was just smiling at my bestfriend.
"You're really a kind person bestie and I am very lucky to have you as my friend ever."
She said with cheerfulness on her voice.
So I was just a bit laughed at her reaction. "Is it your day off today?"
I want to divert the conversation because it might lead to drama session. I was very weak when it comes to this talk.
"No bestie. I'm in a duty now. Don’t worry no one can notice me here.”
"Oh Gin you must know it is prohibited tzk. If I am there I will scold you for doing that." said with disagreement on her actions.
“You are authoritarian though. It’s my first time to do this." She reasoned out to defend herself.
"Alright. I will go back to my work now because Ma’am Crystal is coming here in office."
Afterwards she waved goodbye next for shutting down my computer.
When the conversation ended, I took a bath and fixed myself before I went to botique where my Mom said to me.
A few minutes, I got the dress and paid it in the counter and quickly walked straight outside the store. I just strolled around for awhile.
Soon after that decided to go home for preparing myself which will gonna be act this evening. Need more practice about how I portray as Athena to her boyfriend. It feels like I am nervous for what may happen later.
It is already 4:00 PM in the after yet do not get rid of what will I gonna say in front of them.
Ugh I hope I will do it. Take my breathe first before wearing the dress which my mom have chosen. Followed by putting some makeups that unexpectedly pop something in my mind when we were in high school.
It was thick when Athena put make up on her face that really appeared attractive. My sister also loves color pink so she often use that color instead the other one.
Next I just looked up to myself in the mirror and see Athena’s reflection instead of me. Figures are exactly my twin which said to be sophisticated female creature. I hate myself.
After preparations, I went outside my room and saw my Mom and Dad were probably waiting for me. They looked amazed to my aura down to my outfit that Athena Zerene looks like.
"Wow you seem so beautiful Thaea and you look right as your sister.” Mom commented with the fake smile on her face hidden her loneliness for Athena.
"Yeah honey so we do not have much trouble about the company because Althaea will potray as Athena. It's no longer problem to Greige." Dad added and smile like my Mom that hide his loneliness too.
“Now let’s go. We might catch the dinner meeting and they probably waiting to us." Mom commanded.
We went to the car then my mother and I seated in the backseat while Dad was next to Uncle Kevin our family driver.
The trip to a restaurant reached fifteen minutes where Athena’s boyfriend reserved the place this afternoon after he arrived from U.S.
I have no idea that her boyfriend show up if Dad did not mention his arrival. What typical boyfriend he is? He would not sending any messages that already returned in the Philippines. I've just been disappointed to his attitude of being like that.
Although we are both busy, Zen and I did not forget to make a conversation between us. He was always there to update mine even without load still have his way to have a communication with us by using facebook. I don’t know what does my sister like to that guy!
"We're here." I just stopped thinking when Dad suddenly spoke. We are down then just walked towards the restaurant that my Mom referred to me earlier.
It’s ambience is very nice because I see the decoration seem attractive to the surroundings. Woodened hairs and tables have also nice designs with combination of the colorful lights.
This is very different from Manila that I’ve visited before. Busy touring of my sight around, we got the place where have been reserved for tonight. Dad the first one who take a seat followed by Mom and I.
"They're here." Mom suddenly breaks the silence when she reads text message on her cellphone.
I stared on her for a moment and bow my head while playing my fingers because of nervousness. Waiter came asked for our orders. Dad only choose to get drinks.
"Good evening Marcela and Enrico." My father said as they come and make me surprised.
They kissed and hug to each other next to mine. A few seconds my stare turned to this guy.
"Good evening ijo." Dad greeted with a smile. "You may now take a seat.” with formality.
Waiter approached us and he gave menu list. I have also looked for a meal and suddenly came to my mind the shrimp tempura but I remembered this kind of dish is not my sister’s favorite.
I can’t avoid to stare on this guy while selecting food I will order. All I can say that man is not same with Zen. After awhile just look to the menu book.
Twenty-minutes the food was already served and suddenly looked to his dish he chose, the pasta. Didn’t think that I am pretending now in front of them.
"You appeared that you have changed your skin complexion". Greige's mother compliment.
Gazing to my parents is a sign that I need their explanation.
"I have always going out to feel something new in outside." My alibi though. Athena has brighter skin than mine.
"Ah I see but good to say that you already changed your routines. All I know that you often stay at home and mall.” She added.
"Yes true." Nodded my head shown that I felt shy.
“Athena is even better now who really prepared our son's come back." The woman said with happiness on her voice while teasing this guy.
"Mama." Greige spoke as he refused to her mother.
“Why you don’t try to look at her proving I am right?” She repeated what have said earlier.
"It's been a long time that you didn’t see my daughter for the reason why she looked new to you." Mom suddenly explained because I don’t know well how to justify myself.
I just observing now while they talking about business yet chewing my foods.
"You’re seem quiet at this time." He whispered to me.
I was little bit startled. "Really?"
*Why are you so astonished, Thaea? Don’t be silly to your words and reactions.*
"Nope, I am not quite interested." I spoke thereafter his smile fade.
"Really?" He wondered. “You’re not like that very silent when you getting with Mama and Papa together." He said in serious tone.
"My mood is not good perhaps."My short reply followed by getting the attention of my parents and also to Uncle and Auntie for a little to have permission to leave for necessities.
I had stopped when Greige touched me on my arm. "I'll be with you." He insisted but I declined.
In fact, I’m not feel urinated however just needed to breathe because of my system now as pretending to be my twin.
I have realized that barely hard to pretend of being other people. I sighed is that emotion I feel right now.
When I see my reflection in a mirror I can't help examine my whole self. Striving to imitate as Athena for the sake of our company. After ten-minutes I interrupted inside when I saw Greige standing next to me.
"Why you took so long?" He seriously asked the reason Greige came near to me.
"Just fixing myself." I tried to explain.
"You do not need to do that. You’re already beautiful in my eyes, Thena." He intensively looked at me while touching my hair beside my ear. I hesitate to stare because he would probably know about my intention.
"I am sorry if I didn’t tell you I was home after my arrival from U.S. I am tired enough to say that’s why I had forgotten."
So is it his only reason he was busy? So you really don’t know about how her girlfriend doing? So he might be his fault why my sister was on accident.
"We better go back." I just said then he followed.
"Oh why did you two took so long?" Dad asked us.
"We have just talked something." Greige answered the reason that Dad stared at me.
"Yeah we just talked." I agreed what he said.
It’s 9PM when we decided to go home. I feel relieved.
"Thena I know you’re mad but this time I’ll try my best to get back I promise that."
"OK." My short reply to him.
"Thena, let’s go." Dad said in louder voice so I left him away to get inside the car.