“Why? I also think that those two are cute together.” She commented, sounding amused.
“Right. But don’t worry. I've seen so many couples that always bicker when they meet. These two will end up dating, too.”
“You’re such a cheeky person.” The older one hit on the arm of the said cheeky person with a loud slap. But instead of whining, he busted out a laugh like he was so satisfied by annoying her.
A moment later, he looked at his watch and it was already 2 p.m., then he realized that he had something to do next. The sharp face suddenly looked worried when he was reminded of the unknown headache that his dad was about to bring him.
The other one understood the look on his face, so she asked.
“You have somewhere to be after?”
“Uh, yeah. I'll go shopping for stuff at the mall around here. Do you want to come with me? We can have lunch together.”
“I’ll pass. I still have a lot of work to do.”
Wisana nodded understanding, starting to walk out of the room. But then, he came up with another plan to annoy her. So, he turned back in, walking up to her before he smiled at her so sweetly. The other one curiously tilted her head.
“I forgot that I’ve always greeted and said goodbye to you like this.”
She yelled because this kid was so bold to kiss her on the cheek, and just back off with a broad, annoying grin.
“You’re not a little kid anymore. Why are you like this?”
“I’m sorry, Pa. I couldn’t help it.”
He said then he went out of the room, laughing, leaving her cheeks blushing. Luckily, there were no other teachers around, or she would have become the subject of gossip that the director was making out with the new teacher.
“I can’t believe this kid.”
The sky then was full of white clouds and the blue background was now changing into dark grey and orange on the horizon, telling him that it was about to become nighttime soon. Wisana was rushing up his pace, hands were full of many shopping bags, going straight to his room.
A hand with fewer bags touched the key card on the lock, opened the door, and pushed himself in bumpily. And finally, he used his foot to kick the door closed with a loud bang.
That was the sound to announce that he was finally home. Wisana let out a long sigh, laying the bags on the floor in front of the kitchen before he threw himself on the sofa, exhausted.
“The first day got me so tired.” He said as he unbuttoned his shirt, showing his strong healthy chest. He checked the time again to see that it was about 6 p.m. now.
He had to meet up with Maysa at 8 p.m., so he had plenty of time to eat dinner and take a shower properly. Wisana grinned, getting up to walk to the bathroom.
“I’ll play in my bedroom this time. Don't want to get sores on the sofa all night again.” He kept muttering as he was reminding himself. He took his shirt off, throwing it in the basket, then he grabbed a towel, heading into the bathroom. He let the random thought go through his head.
He wanted to try changing his class quest like Maysa said as he had beat Lord Inferno. But because he did it when he was still a newbie adventurer, he wondered if anyone would believe him if he told them about it.
He grabbed the doorknob and pushed it in.
Two voices came out at the same time.
The young man paused, stunned by what he was seeing.
While the other one was frozen still as well.
They looked at each other with pale expressions, their eyes bulged as they were gasping. Especially Wisana who was in only a pair of jeans, gulped down his saliva.
In front of him, there was a figure of a girl with golden-brown hair that was wet, framing her soft, beautiful face. She had fair, smooth skin at a young age and a perfect body like a model. And,
She was now naked!
He went into the wrong room? That was the first thing that came across his mind, and then no, that could not be it. His keycard would not work if he pressed it on the wrong lock.
Then, who was this girl? Okay, whatever! Because these two meat buns had distracted him so much that he got dumbfounded.
“Err... who are you?” He was trying to gather his thoughts back then he asked her as calmly as he could. Because the other seemed to be so shocked, too, that a man came out of nowhere, shirtless.
“I know you’re now shocked but calm down, try to get it together. Don't get me wrong. Well, I have no idea how you got in here and were taking a shower, so please don’t slap me then scream.”
His sharp face was flung to the side harshly before the door was closed quickly, followed by,
The loudest scream through the bathroom sending Wisana, who just got slapped, held on to where it hurt, looking so fed up when his brain connected the dots back to the cause of this chaos.
“I’m terribly sorry. I didn’t mean to slap you,” the gentle voice repeated this for the hundredth time. And the victim was just holding his face at the other side of the room with the phone in another hand, busy trying to contact his beloved dad!
After a long while, the girl finally got out of the bathroom, all dressed. And just as expected, her fair face was deep red as she kept saying she was sorry, over and over for the past half hour. And Wisana could not make sense out of this.
“Who are you? How did you get into my room,” Wisana was trying to be as calm as possible.
“The number you have dialed cannot be reached at this moment. Please leave a message after the tone.”
The girl had not answered when she was interrupted by the auto machine.
“Damn it! Dad!” He cursed aloud. “After he brings trouble, he will turn his phone off every time. If I see that old man, I'm going to freaking slam him with judo!”
His words made the girl in an oversized t-shirt and a pair of jeans flinch when the man in front of her shouted to cut her off. Wisana then sighed hard, glancing up to the stranger girl finally.
“Okay, I can’t contact him, so I'm just gonna ask you instead. Who are you exactly? Why were you taking a shower in my bathroom? And most importantly, how did you get in here?”
“Well, I...” She could not find the words.
“I’m... your little sister.”
Hearing that, Wisana was stunned for quite a while. He narrowed his eyes, considering, then he creased his lips.
“Little sister?” He repeated. “What kind of joke is this? My little sister is in Chiang Mai, and she’s so small, not like...” novE.lb)1n
He was waving left and right, trying to say that the difference between his little sister in Chiang Mai and this girl was... these buns right here!
It seemed like the other one could read his mind, so she held up her hands to cover her chest.
“Pervert!” She snapped.
“Yeah, well, I apologize, miss. But that was never my intention to see it. You were all naked in front of me, I can’t unsee that,” Wisana said with a knowing smile before he turned the opposite way. “So, let’s be real now, no more joking, wait. Did Dad just... lay his eggs somewhere that I did not know about?”
“Are you crazy? No, it’s not like that. Don't say it like he’s a mosquito or something,” she scolded him, making him raise his eyebrows in confusion.
“I’m so confused right now. Who are you exactly?”
She sighed, tired of his slow brain.
“I’m Nit’s daughter... Nittaya, your dad’s new wife.” hearing that made Wisana pause, suddenly reminded that his dad’s wife had a daughter, too. But did she not study in the US anymore? Why was she taking a shower in his room just now?!
She was even related to his dad’s new family.
The family that he did not get along with well.
“I remember now. You're Waree, right?” The girl nodded at that, smiling softly at him.
“Let me introduce myself again. My name is Waree, but you can call me Nam. I'm fine with that, too.” As she finished, she held out her hand, meaning to make it their official meeting, but Wisana raised his eyebrows annoyingly at that.
“You don’t have to. Dad always brags about you more than ten times. He said that his daughter studied in the US, was a genius and pretty, blah blah blah. I'm sick of it.”
Waree raised her eyebrows when the other changed his attitude so suddenly. Right after he knew that she was related to his dad’s new wife, he turned cold, leaving her force a wry smile.
“And what brings you here, miss Waree?” His tone sounded more formal and distant. “Let me guess, Dad did this?”
“Wait, hasn’t Dad told you?” Wisana was offended by her calling his dad ‘dad,’ like they were so close to each other, but he managed to hide his expression quickly. Then he remembered that this morning, his troublesome dad was asking him a simple favor but without that detail somehow.
And this was why his dad did not say anything more!
“So cunning,” Wisana muttered.
“Nothing.” He waved his hand left and right. “So, what can I help you with?”
“Nothing much. It's just that, I'll stay at this condo with you from now on.”
“Oh.” He sighed, and then paused. “Huh?! Stay here?!”
“That’s right.” Waree smiled delightedly.
“Are you crazy? It's not appropriate for you to stay with me here. You're a girl, and I'm a guy. No, that’s not right!”
His long and fast refusal made the listener grin sweetly. Then, she brought a letter out of her cross bag nearby, handing it to Wisana.
“Dad knew that you would react like this, so he told me to give you this.”
“A letter?” Wisana repeated as he opened the white envelope, reading the letter inside it quickly.