NICKLAUS THE MASTER
Written by: Racheal Dennis
Anastasia’s pov 👠
We’ve been touring every fun place in LA city, places like the Chinese theater…the Griffith observatory… madame Tussauds Hollywood!
Right now, we’re at Malibu beach getting ready to head to our final stop…the zoo!
“How do you love the sun on your skin?” I asked Klaus excitedly.
He looks up at the sky, blocking his eyes from the sun.. I turn away from him and pack the beach sand in my hand… watching as it blows away in the breeze.
“I’m not enjoying this sun on my skin, Anastasia” he replies.
“You’re no fun at all, look at other girls and their boyfriends.. they’re enjoying the sun together!”
He raises an eyebrow at me as I gesture at other couples, his eyes settles on a girl.. she’s wearing a two piece bikini.
She sits under an umbrella, sucking on a coconut…even though she’s not under the sun…her tan skin sparkles.
She turns and locked gaze with Klaus, she smiles and waves at him.
Klaus doesn’t wave or smile back, he simply looks away from her back to me.
“What now? Do you like her?” I asked.
He takes a side glance at her and shudders…he shakes his head and shoves his hands in his pants pockets.
“I have good taste!” He replies.
He has good taste? Isn’t she good enough?
Nonetheless, I smiled at his answer, I thought he was lu$ting after her. But….
“If you weren’t crushing on her, then why were you staring at her?”
“I was just imagining you on those…er… ”
“Bikini?” I helped him out, he nods.
“Yeah… I can’t imagine what I’ll do if all these boys are staring at you, just as they are staring at her!” He said in a possessive tone.
A cute scowl on his face, his lips set on thin lines and his eyes narrowed.. God, how I wish our relationship is real.
Wait.. what am I saying?!
“I wouldn’t want someone like her!”
“Hmm?” I hum in a doubting tone.
He looks at me with a frown and notice I don’t believe him, he sighs.
“She’s every man’s wife, I want only mine!”
“Awwwn! Your wife would be one lucky creature!” I gush.
He pulls out his hands and wrap them around my waist, pulling me close to himself.
“Yes, you’re one lucky creature!” He said, looking straight in my eyes.
I look away from him when I feel my cheeks heating up, I hit his chest gently.
“What are you talking about?”
“I mean, you’re the only one I see.. I can’t get my eyes off of you!”
Darn those butterflies, I can feel them jumping around in my stomach already.
“You’re making our relationship look like a real one.. be careful or I might really fall in love with you!” I warned him.
He smiles, his eyes shinning at my statement.
“Oh, baby, that’s exactly my plan.. to make you fall for me!”
I let out a nervous laugh and move away from him, I put a strand of hair behind my ear.
I cleared my throat.
“Ok, that’s enough, we shouldn’t joke with stuffs like this!”
“I’m not joking…. ”
I tone him off and look around, my eyes lands on a heap of sand… I see some kids trying to make a sand castle.
Then an idea pops into my head.
“Klaus, look, do you know how to do that?”
He looks at them and blinks a few times, he scratches the back of his neck.
“Y-yeah.. that’s.. that’s nothing!”
I bite back a laugh.
“It’s nothing, then why are you stuttering?”
“Did I stutter?”
I shake my head, but laughs quietly…his face is so red.
“Let’s build a sand castle too!”
He looks at the sky and shake his head.
“No, the sun is too hot for that!”
“It’s not!” I said.
I grab his hand and start pulling him towards the kids, but I guess I’m wasting my strength… He’s not moving an inch.
“It’s too hot, let’s just go home.. you’ve have enough fun today!” He said.
I let go of his hand and scoff, folding my arms on my chest.
“Just say you don’t know how!” I spoke his mind.
“I know how, it’s just…too much sun ages the skin!”
Coming to the beach with him is so boring, he deserves places like the zoo… since he likes keeping a straight face like the lion!
Hmm… I guess, we should just snap some pictures instead, before leaving.
I throw my arm around his shoulders, tiptoeing a little bit.. I pull out my phone from my pocket.
“Let’s snap a few pictures!” I said.
I smile at the camera but notice Klaus isn’t, he’s just staring at me instead of the camera.
“Klaus, look at the camera and say cheese!”
He snatches the phone from me, he encircles his arm around my waist.. making me stand in front of him.
He stares at me an snaps the picture, I snatch my phone back from him and glare at him.
“You’re supposed to stare at the camera, not me!” I scold him.
“But it’s perfect that way!” He said with a smirk.
I glare at him, but let him be.. there’s nothing I can do about it.
I view the photo, it’s beautiful but it look so lovey dovey… Yeah, I know I wanna send a message but this photo is just too cheesy.
“Can we snap another picture, Klaus?” I asked.
He leans down and views the photo too, he grin at me and shake his head.
“No, milady!” He replies.
He grabs my hand and starts dragging me towards his car, I frown in dissatisfaction.
“Can we stay a few more minutes?”
“Not under this scorching sun, darling!” He said giving no room for arguments.
He stops in front of his car, he opens the door and I got in, he got in after me.
“Where to, Mr Statham?” Graham asked.
“Where to, Miss Lopez?” Klaus asked turning to me.
I glare at him before turning to Graham… I smile at him politely.
“To the nearest zoo, please!”
“On it!” He replies and start the car.
He reaches for my hand but I snatch it back, I glare at our photo on my phone… if it wasn’t because of Jack I wouldn’t post this rubbish.
“Are you mad at me?”
I ignore him and continue glaring at the photo.
“If you’re mad at me, we can snap another picture right here!”
I ignore, I login to my Instagram account and make a post with the photo.
*Malibu beach was so fun today, having someone’s love is all that matters…. Hashtag, beach day with my sweet boyfriend!*
I smiled at the post, this will perfectly fool Jack.
Klaus takes a peek at my post, he frowns.
“Tag me!” He said.
“Tag you where?”
“Tag me on this post!” He said.
My eyebrows raised at his words, I scan him clearly.
“You’re on Instagram too?”
Someone like him is on Instagram? I wonder if he’s got any followers… my followers will so gonna beat his.
He reaches for his phone and types something, soon, I received a notification… Nicklaus Statham started following you.
He gestures towards my phone.
“Tag me now!” I nod and tags him.
I immediately I did, series of love pops up… Before I knew it, I’ve got 697k love reactions in less than 10minutes.
My jaw drops to the ground as my fingers stay frozen, my eyes just keep staring at my phone screen without blinking.
“H-how many followers do you have on Instagram?” I asked without moving my head.
“About 5million or so!” He said casually.
“5 million followers?!” I exclaimed.
And here I was boasting that my followers are more than his, I quickly keep my phone back in my bag.
My 20 followers can’t compare to 5 million followers!
People that I’m following are even way more than people following me…I’m following 553 people.
“How did you manage to get so many followers?”
“I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’m a little popular!”
I rolled my eyeballs, what a show off! Rich people are so proud!
“I can make you popular too!”
“Fk off!” I said and throw my head back on the seat.
Authoress’ pov 👠
“Mom! Mom! Come quick!” Rhoda yells for her mother who’s in the kitchen.
She had come back home after her argument with Klaus at the hospital.
“Rhoda, is everything ok?”
Mrs Statham asked as she rushes over, a knife in her hand, she seem to be cooking.
“Mom! Your son has got himself a girlfriend!” Rhoda said.
She stretches her phone at her mother, Mrs Statham stares at the phone’s screen with a shocked expression.
“How is this possible?” She asked.
“I don’t know, mom” Rhoda replies.
Mrs Statham stares at the picture clearly.. as if to confirm something.
“How is he able to touch her.. isn’t he allergic to women? Is he finally cured?”
Rhoda drinks water from her glass.
“He’s not cured… ”
“Then why… how… He..?”
Mrs Statham cuts herself off when she felt her eyes twitching, Rhoda gets up and takes the phone from her.
She rests her mother’s head on her shoulder, then rubs her back.
“It’s fine, mom, I’ll go see him tomorrow and find out what’s going on!” She said.
Mrs Statham couldn’t reply she simply sob on Rhoda’s shoulder.
Matilda exclaims as she burns her hand in the pan, she quickly blows air in her hand to cool the hotness.
She reaches for her phone and check Anastasia’s post again.
“Anastasia Lopez! What in God’s name are you doing?!”
She quickly dials Anastasia’s number, but her line wasn’t connecting…it keeps going into voicemail.
Then she decides to send her a voice message instead…
*Tasia get your butts back home and explain your post to me!*
She looks at the picture again and frowns, then smile and shakes her head.
This girl is going extreme.. she thought to herself.
*This is the first time ever!*
*Who would’ve thought Mr Statham is such a cute lover!*
*Awwwn! They look so cute together!*
*They’re making me jealous! I wanna be in a relationship too!*
These are gossips going around in the company right now…. the gossips continues until they finally got to Claudia’s ears.
She quickly logins into her Instagram account, the first post she saw was Nicklaus staring at Anastasia lovingly.
Anger builds up at the bottom of her gut, her grip on her phone tightens… she bangs on the table and angrily throws her phone across her office.
The phone falls down, scattering into pieces.
She growls angrily, glaring at her damage phone imagining it to be Anastasia.
“Where on earth did this b*tch come from?!” She growls.
How can she come from nowhere and take my place?! She growls mentally.
Her chest raising and falling in anger, she wanted to call Mrs Statham but remembers she just destroyed her phone.
“Damnit!” She bangs on her table.
Picking her bag, she storms out in great anger.
Anastasia’s pov 👠
“Come on!” I said.
I grab Klaus’ hand when I feel like he’s too slow, I drag him along with me to the lion’s cage.
We’ve arrived at the zoo for quite some time now…and we’ve visit some animals too.. like the giraffes.. hippos.. elephant.
“Wow!” I awed.
Klaus looks at my face amusingly, a small smile tugging his lips…well, staring at me is all he’s been doing all day.
So I just ignore him.
There’s only one lion here and it seem like a male lion, there’s this lonely look in his eyes.
“I usually thought lions are the fiercest of all animals.. but they’re actually lonely and sad!” I sigh sadly.
“No, he’s not lonely” Klaus said.
I turn to him with a slight frown, I walk closer to the cage but Klaus quickly pulls me back.
“Don’t go closer, it’s dangerous!” He scolds me.
“Of course I know that, I just wanted to take a closer look”
He shakes his head.. he’s behaving like a dad who brought his daughter to the zoo now.
“Hmm, you said the lion ain’t lonely.. but it actually look lonely!”
He points at a direction, my eyes follows his hand and they land on another lion.
“That’s a lioness, his companion… the lioness is there to keep him company, just like how you’re keeping me company now!”
Hmm, I nod.
I reach for my phone and snaps them a few picture… the lioness starts walking towards the lion and I quickly capture that moment.
They start rubbing their nose, I frown.
“What are they doing?”
“They are about to mate!” Klaus replies.
“Oh!” I quickly turn away from them.
I start walking away from there, I hear Klaus footsteps following behind.
“I guess our tour ends here!” I said, sliding through pictures of different animals I took.
“Our tour ends here?” Klaus asked.
“Aren’t we supposed to continue touring until we drop?”
“What?!” I laugh. “The purpose of this tour was to make my friend believe our relationship is real”
He stays silent for a brief moment, folds his lips in his mouth before speaking.
“Then let’s make it real”
“Let’s make our relationship real, then we won’t have to pretend for anyone!” He said.
Make our relationship real? No! That’s not part of our deal.. we didn’t talk about making it real before!
“Klaus, if you’re joking, please stop.. it’s not funny” I said amidst laughter.
He shakes his head.
“I’m not joking, I’m serious.. let’s make it real” he said seriously.
I look at him, studying him closely if I would see any trace of laughter.. but I didn’t.
“You.. we.. Klaus, we can’t make it real.. we don’t have feelings for each other!”
I mean, he’s my brother’s saviour and I admire him for his kindness…but that’s not love, right?
“You might not have feelings for me, but I do for you… I love you and I can wait until you love me back, just let us make it real”
My mouth opens and close at his statement.. he love me? How? I just got to know about his existence a week and some days ago!
And now he’s loving me?!
“You love me?” I asked feeling so perplexed.
“Yes, I love you, Anastasia Lopez!”
Is he alright?! This is not the Klaus I know.. Klaus wouldn’t tell me he love me!
Klaus wouldn’t tell me to make our fake relationship real.. in fact, he’ll try every and anything to get rid of me!
“Anastasia, I think it’s time I let you know!”
“Let me know what?”
“It’s time I tell you the truth!”
Truth?! What truth?!
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