Authoress Berry Julie

Chapter 45

Jessica who thought she was the only one raising her hand wondered why the teacher was taking long to ask her to answer the question,until she saw Arusha’s hand up too.

“What!” She screamed inwardly..
Well…he might just want her to notice him.
She had been so thrilled to find out he was in her class, he’s got great looks that almost made her drool,she had intentionally knocked him over just to feel his broad back.

She has never seen a guy as good looking as him,she always thought Gray is the most good looking guy she has ever seen but Arusha proved her wrong.

She had gave him a middle finger cause she really wanted to fk him.

She couldn’t believe she felt butterflies in her stomach when he looked into her eyes.
He’s attracted to her of course,every guy wants her.

She can have him if she wants cause she’s so sure no one can resist her beauty, guys always fall at her feet.
But she hadn’t caught him stealing glances at her like other guys do, he had concentrated on his laptop. Maybe he had steal glances when she wasn’t looking.

Paris and Jane had told her the girls were head over heels with him but couldn’t approach him cause he’s from a freaking poor home.
And she’s afraid that might be the only problem when he asks her out cause she doesn’t want to date someone from a poor home either.

The teacher sighed softly..

“I honestly don’t know who to choose” Miss Meg said.
“Ohh” Arusha said, seeing Jessica’s hand up too.
He slowly brought down his hand and Olivia wondered why he did that.
They can both answer the question.

“Okay… Jessica go ahead” Miss Meg said and Jessica stood up proudly and answered the question.
The whole class clapped and Arusha couldn’t help but feel kinda bad, they never clap for him whenever he answers a question.

He shouldn’t be bothered by it though,it’s obvious most of the students do not want to associate with him because his last name doesn’t ring a bell.

How petty.

He must admit he’s impressed with Jessica, she’s not only beautiful,she’s intelligent too.

“Well… Jessica, you’re correct but you didn’t give me a detailed answer, I’d like Arusha to try too” Miss Meg said.
“What do you mean my answer wasn’t detailed?” Jessica asked the teacher.
“You only made reference to it, you didn’t go into details. That was not a satisfactory answer, though you tired. I’d like Arusha to make attempt too” Mrs Meg said and even the blind could see Jessica was fuming.

Arusha stood on his feet and answered the question,he gave the best explanation he could and with the smile on Miss Meg’s face,you could see she’s impressed.
“That’s it! Exactly the detail i want” Mrs Meg said and Arusha was about sitting when he heard someone clap.
The whole class turned and Arusha lifted up his head too.

It was Olivia.

He stared at her in surprise so as the other students.
They all knew Arusha did his best with the answer but the fact that he’s not in their calibre made it feel horrific to clap for him.
But Olivia had.

“I bet she’s as poor as he is” A student whispered to the other.
“Of course, poor people appreciate their kind” Another student responded and they laughed.

“Thank you” Arusha smiled, deeply touched.
Olivia nodded and faced her laptop.
She hadn’t clapped for Arusha out of pity, his answer was eloquent and impressive and she learnt one or two things from it,it made her understand the subject better.

Although his answers have always being impressive and she has never clapped for him, what prompted her was that she could see how his face was when Jessica was clapped for.

She hadn’t clapped for Jessica cause she could see her answer wasn’t detailed like Mrs Meg had said, she doesn’t even clap for anyone regardless of who they are,she’s not used to it. Arusha had been the first person she would clap for in Ivy Royals.

She feels the students are just being unfair to him because of his status and that’s what keeps drawing her to him.

Unlike other students,he always tries to talk to her even if she mostly ignore him.
He doesn’t mock her for hiding her last name nor ignore her and he has stood up for her once.

His looks are killer! And she must admit she felt her heart pump the moment she bumped into him.
He has the most beautiful set of eyes she has ever seen and she always steal glances at him when he’s not looking.
She freaking likes it when he talks to her and sometimes she was always too stunned and nervous to reply him.
She looks forward to seeing him every morning and whenever he walks into the class, she’ll cover her smile with a fake frown.

She has always liked her life without friends but now she wants to have a friend.

“Okay then, let’s continue the class” Miss Meg said.



Arusha sat back in class determined to find out why Olivia doesn’t go to the cafeteria.
She has never visited the cafeteria.

Students left the class one after the other until they were both alone.


Minutes passed in silence until Olivia stood up and walked to her locker.
She unlocked it and carried her meal from her backpack.
She had waited for Arusha to leave but seems he’s not leaving anytime soon cause he’s obviously busy with his laptop, she couldn’t wait anymore,she’s starving.

She returned to her seat with her meal and a bottle of water,she started eating.
Arusha who had pretended to be working on his laptop turned to her.
“Eating in the classroom is prohibited” He said and Olivia nodded.
“Why don’t you ever go the cafeteria?” He asked, thinking she was fearless,any teacher could come in and have her punished for it but again she ignored him.
“Anyone could come in and…have you punished” Arusha proceeded.
“The school proprietor wouldn’t say a word if he sees me right now” Olivia said, twisting the cap of the water.
“Really?” Arusha asked, wondering what that could mean…ohh.

“You have a phobia for eating in the same room with a lot of people?” Arusha asked thoughtfully.
“Yes” Olivia lied.
She is the president’s daughter and also Royal and her family tradition forbids her to eat with so many people.
“ i know”Arusha said..
“And thanks for clapping earlier,it made me feel so happy”Arusha smiled.
“Is that why you didn’t go to the cafeteria?” Olivia asked.
“Not really, i wanted to find out why you don’t always visit the cafeteria too” Arusha said.
“Ohh”Olivia almost smiled,but she quickly stopped herself.

“By the way…why did you dropped your hand earlier? You could have waited for the teacher to choose who to answer the question” Olivia said.
“Well…i felt i should give someone else the chance to answer the question”Arusha said.
“She could have done the same too, i heard she’s very intelligent and answers questions in class all the time, she could have given you the chance too”
“So, you do listen to gossip” Arusha teased.
“No, i overheard one of the students say it”
“I did the best thing by dropping my hand…as a gentleman” Arusha said,proud of himself.

“I’m glad you don’t ignore me anymore”Arusha said.
“I did.. recently” Olivia said.
“It’s not as much as you do before… though i understand you’re a reserved person and you really appreciate being on your own” Arusha said and for once Olivia looked at his eyes directly.
“Thank you” She said, touched.

So many people leave her and even hurl abusive words at her after she has ignored them for some time but Arusha never left her, he understands her and never stopped talking to her.
She can’t continue ignoring him, it’s not fair .

“I’m glad you understand me and I’m sorry for the times I’ve ignored you” Olivia said and Arusha thought he was dreaming.
He blinked like a nervous puppy and Olivia almost laughed.

“I’m..I’m surprised” He finally said.
“You should be” Olivia shrugged.
“But I’m so glad i finally got you to stop ignoring me, talking to you is great”
“Its not my thing to talk to people or make friends, i’ve been like this for so long” Olivia said.
“ must have been lonely”
“No, i have my brother and cousin to always talk to and i have a dog too. His name’s Jax” Olivia smiled and she quickly stopped.
“Wow” Arusha said, obviously smitten.
She has a beautiful smile and he’d pay his last penny to see her smile again.

Olivia sighed, thinking she had said too much.
She’s not always this open to people but she had told Arusha without even thinking.

“I have a sister too,And she has a dog too” Arusha smiled.
“Really?” Olivia asked, knowing he must love his sister so much with the way his face had lit up when he mentioned her.
“Yes, her name is Irish,she’s my world, i love her so much and I’ll gladly do anything for her and do you know what?” Arusha asked.
“What?” Olivia asked interestingly.
“She packs her hair,just the way you do”
“Wow” Olivia said,intrigued.
She rarely see females style their hair the same way she does.

She continued eating and then glanced at Arusha.
“Do you care for some?” She asked.
“No, thank you. I’ll just go get pasta from the cafeteria”Arusha said, getting on his feet.
He’s starving already though he doesn’t want to stop talking to Olivia.

She’s so interesting to talk to.

“You should go quickly before lunch break is over” Olivia said.
“Yeah” Arusha said, hurrying to the door with smiles.
If he had turned,he would have seen Olivia smile too.

At that moment,they both knew a new chapter had opened in their lives.



“Why are you looking at the door?” Jane asked Jessica
She was sitting with Jane and Paris in the cafeteria and she was kinda wondering when Arusha would appear, as much as she hates to admit it..she has been waiting for him to walk in.

He walked in just then and Jessica blew out a breath.

Jane and Paris turned,as other girls did.
It’s obvious most of the girls find Jessica attractive,their gazes followed him down to where he dished some pasta.

“I fell his looks are just wasted cause he’s so poor. Chandler should have such looks instead,he’s rich” Jane rolled his eyes.

“At this point,i don’t think i care about his status anymore,he’s so good looking and freaking intelligent. I think i love him” Paris said almost breathlessly and Jessica glared at her.
“What do you mean he’s so intelligent? Is anyone more intelligent than i am in this school?” Jessica asked, watching Arusha from the corner of her eyes.

He was holding a plate of steaming pasta as he walked towards an empty table but before he got there, Anna and Danielle invited him to their table.
He went to sit with them.

“As much as i hate to admit it, Arusha is so intelligent. I don’t even know who’s more intelligent between you two” Jane sighed and Jessica felt like hitting her head with a fork.

“And what do you mean by you love him?” Jessica asked Paris, biting her upper lip.

“Yes i do” Paris confirmed, staring at Arusha.
“You should better back off…” Jessica said.
“He’s mine” She added inwardly and groaned when she saw Chandler approaching her with roses.


“Jessica” Gabrielle called.
“Just let me be. Mum!” Jessica yelled, dropping her backpack on the stairs and walking angrily to her room.
Gabrielle sighed as she picked up the backpack wondering who must have pissed her off.



Olivia grinned as Jax barked at her in greetings.
Two maids collected her backpack as she played with Jax.
He licked her face and she giggled.

“Let’s go in” She said to him and he trailed behind her.
Workers bowed as she walked past them and she nodded in greeting.
“Robbie,can i have a glass cup of juice please” said to Robbie as she sat on the couch.
“Okay,your highness” Robbie bowed and hurried into the kitchen.

Robbie is her personal maid and they’re both quite close.
She understands her more than any of the workers and she always knows what to do at all times.
She has been amazing and diligent and honest.

Olivia rested her head on the couch and smiled when she remembered Arusha.

What a sweet soul.

“What’s with that smile? Are you up to something naughty?”Olivia heard the voice she would never have mistaken for anyone else.
She hadn’t even turned to look at him when she screamed his name.

“Charleston!” She flew into her brother’s arms and he held her for quite long.

“When did you get back?” She asked after they disengaged from the hug.
She really missed her brother, he’s in Oxford and she’s sure they weren’t on a break yet, so she hadn’t even expected him.

“Hey!” Charleston almost yelled at Jax who quickly hid behind Olivia’s back.
“Tell your little friend to get away” Charleston said to Olivia and she laughed.

Jax and Charleston has never gotten along,they were always barking and screaming at each other.

“You should try to get along with Jax…he’s a nice dog” Olivia smiled, stroking Jax who scampered away after seeing Charleston glare at him.
“Have you forgotten how he almost chopped off my ear?” Charleston reminded Olivia and she laughed hard, falling back on the couch.
“That was because you tried to steal my car key” She said, collecting the juice from Robbie.
She gulped it down her throat and dropped the glass cup on the table.

A maid cleared it immediately.
“I wasn’t gonna steal it, i was gonna take it but that wild dog leaped on me!” Charleston groaned.
“You were gonna take it? Without my consent?” Olivia rolled her eyes.

“Well…i needed to go out with friends and you know Dad seized my car key” Charleston said as he sat beside her.
He has always being naughty and troublesome,he isn’t responsible a bit and their father was always yelling at him, scolding him and reminding him he’ll one day become the reigning Prince of King City. And he should also respect the fact that his father was the president too.

Fun was Charleston job for now, a full-time career for him.
He loves chasing girls and he’s a full time Playboy.

Who wouldn’t fall for his charm? Charleston was even more good looking than their Dad who is considered the most good looking prince to have ever reigned.
And sometimes Olivia wished he wasn’t this handsome,his looks obviously got into his head.

He always looks hot with his spiky black hair and a diamond earring which their father had complained about a million times.

And he even has a tattoo on his chest that their father doesn’t know about.
He has big brown eyes just like their Mum.
And he’s as tall and built as their Dad, though Charleston is only four years older than her but he has an incredible rapid growth.

“Olivia” Charleston called gently blinking those big brown eyes that could make a girl melt, not her though and she instantly knew he has gotten into another trouble.
“What happened again?” She sighed.

“I..we are not on a break,i came home because those motherfucker cops seized my car..while i was driving home from a party,they freaking claimed i was driving recklessly and i dragged it out with them for a while,they refused to let go of my car even after i told them I’m the crown prince of King City but they didn’t believe and insisted they wanted a letter from Dad that has the Royal signature on it….before they would release my car”

“Dmn!” Olivia groaned.
“You didn’t show them your Royal ID?” She asked.
“Dad seized it long ago!” Charleston threw back his head.
“Because you were always showing off and throwing tantrums in public, causing scandals, you were always on the news for one bad thing or the other ” Olivia said.

“Well… yeah, i want you to help me talk to Dad. He should give me the letter with his signature on it and I’ll leave”

“That’ll be difficult” Olivia said.
“I know but dad would do anything for you” Charleston said, knowing how much their Dad loves Olivia.
“I’ll do that on one condition…” Olivia said.
“What?” Charleston frowned.
“You’ll need to make a promise you won’t get into another trouble..”

“I promise” Charleston pouted after hesitating for a while.
“Easier said than done” Olivia glared at him. “If you should get into another trouble again,i won’t help you!”
“I won’t get into another trouble. I promise” Charleston said, stroking his sister’s hair.

“Robbie…is Dad out?” Olivia asked.
“No,he isn’t. I just served him soup”
“Ohh” Olivia said.
“Help me with my shoes Charleston” Olivia said tiredly “And my socks too”
“Are you going to meet dad now?” Charleston asked.
“No,i still have to freshen up. I just hope i won’t fall asleep in the shower” she teased Charleston.

“Com’on, you need to help me talk to Dad as soon as possible or those cops are gonna do something crazy to my car and you know it’s my favorite” Charleston said, handing Olivia’s socks and shoes to a maid.

“Get on my back” Charleston crouched before her and she quickly climbed on his back.
He piggybacked her to her room and she almost fell asleep on his smooth broad back.
She kicked her tiny legs in the air before Charleston dropped her on her bed.

“What are you so excited about?” Charleston asked suspiciously.
“Huh? Is it that obvious?” Olivia asked.
“Of course…is there another Prince Hans in the picture?” Charleston teased and Olivia rolled her eyes.

Hans was her ex but she hadn’t loved him a bit.
He was the crown prince of Texas and his father do visit her father from time to time.
He liked her, though she was attracted to his looks was more like she had a little bit of crush on him.

They dated for three weeks and he was always buying expensive things for her,he did not mind spending lavishly on her and she doesn’t even enjoy stuffs like that, she prefers reading with him or watching movies which he always considered ‘boring’ .
She’s not so into shopping cause she has enough in her closet.
He was her first boyfriend.
She broke up with him when he tried to force her into bed with him. Only Charleston knew about it.

“Get into my closet and fetch me some simple wears. ” Olivia said to Charleston as she got on her feet and he frowned.
“Can’t you do it?” She asked, smiling secretly knowing she’s taking advantage of the fact that she’s gonna help him.
She can’t tell him to do that on a normal day,he’s gonna drag her hair and give her a painful knock.

“I can do it of course” Charleston said.
And just then Jax jumped out from under the bed, startling Charleston to the extent that he screamed so loud and scurried to the far end of the bed.
Olivia couldn’t hold her laughter,she laughed so hard that she had to quickly hold a chair so she won’t collapse on the floor in laughter.

The door opened and bodyguards filed in.

“Crown prince, princess Olivia.. are you okay?” They asked.
“Yeah we are” Olivia saif still laughing.
Charleston glared at Jax and Jax barked at him.

The bodyguards walked out and closed the door behind them.

“Will you stop laughing?” Charleston rolled his eyes at Olivia and she laughed harder.
Jax went back under the bed after Olivia stroked him.
“Okay…” She smiled. “I’m going to freshen up now, help me with my wears”

She walked into the bathroom and peeled off her school wears,she got into the tub and minutes later,she was laughing hard, hearing Jax and Charleston bark and scream at each other.



Olivia bounded up the back stairs in black jeans and cream coloured t-shirt that she had selected for herself.
Charleston had selected a ball gown for her!

Her hair was still wet so she let it down her waist and it danced as she hurried to her Dad’s office.

She walked in and met him poring over a stack of papers with a serious look on his face.
He hadn’t heard her come in.
“Papa” Olivia smiled as she walked into his office which had bodyguards at every corner.
He glanced up and smiled as she slipped quietly into the chair beside him.
He was pleased to see her,he always was.
She’s his little princess and he loves and adore her so much, she has been well behaved over the years,she has always fill the void of Charleston who is so irresponsible that it makes him sick.

He wished women were allowed to reign in King city,he would have handed the reigns to Olivia

“Have you eaten? Oli” He asked and she shook her head.
“Why?” He asked in concern.
“Are you busy papa?” Olivia asked burying her head in the crook of his neck and he knew she wanted something.
“No..for now but i have a meeting with the finance minister in a few minutes” He said pushing the papers away with a sigh.

He explained his latest endeavors and she listened with interest.

Her father was a man of integrity, compassion and courage,he was regarded with great affection by all the people who knew him.
King City has experienced slow economic growth for the past fifty years but there has been great improvement since her father took over the reigns and that made the people love him more.

Olivia always listen to whatever he says but Charleston was far more self-indulgent and paid no affection to his father’s wisdom .
She knew how disappointed her father was in Charleston and she always felt she had to make it up to him some how.

“What are you bothered about? don’t you like your new school?” He asked.
“No! I love it” Olivia quickly said.
“Has your identity been revealed?” He asked, knowing how much Olivia doesn’t like exposing her title.
“No” Olivia said,she had left her former school cause her identity was revealed.
She loves it when people have no idea who she was,she loves to be treated like every other person,sometimes she gets tired of been given special treatment.
She loves to be free from restrictions and obligations of the royal palace.

She never told people that her family home was a royal palace in King City..

“It’s about Charleston Dad” She finally said.



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