My heart jumped into my throat when I
saw Jaja. I kneeled in front of her and
checked her pulse. I became relaxed a bit
when I felt her weak pulse. I quickly called
an ambulance and they said I shouldn’t
carry her nor move her because it may just
worsen the situation.
My heartbeat is so fast because of the fear
and worry. The ambulance responded
quickly and took Jaja. They’d give her first
aid before placing her to the stretcher.
My neighbors got out from their condo
units because of the commotion happening
on the hallway. All of them gasped when
they saw the bloody Jaja.
I come in the ambulance and stayed at her
side. I want to make sure that she’s
breathing. I am holding her hand tightly
until we reach the hospital. I helped the
crews on bringing down the stretcher and
transfer her on the deliver bed that’s
waiting on the hospital. They let her lay on
her side because her wound is in her back.
“What happened to her?” asked by the
“She was hit on her head and stabbed on
her back,” I answered.
“Make a way! Make a way!” shouted by a
nurse who is running in front of the bed.
“Sir, please wait here. You’re not allowed
to stay here inside. Please.”
I get out of the operating room and
nervously walking outside. I can’t calm
myself because I still don’t know if she
would be okay.
I took out my phone in my pocket because
it rings. It was mother.
“Mum, you had called me in the wrong
“Benjamin Alvarez, why’d you slapped your
sister?! The psychiatrist had said that we
shouldn’t hurt her for it may trigger her
“I’ve had enough, Mum. I’ve done it to her
because she almost killed Jaja.”
“Jaja? That slave?! Benjamin, she’s nothing!
Stop giving so much concern to that s–t!”
“Shut up, Mum. Now if you only called me
because of your brat daughter, better end
this call. I have no time to understand you
“That slave is a witch! She had bewitched
you. You’re not like that before!”
I ended the call.
I sit on the bench and sighed. I tried to
relax myself, keeping myself calm. Mum
was right, I am not like this before. I don’t
care if people around are in danger. I didn’t
give so much concern to everyone, even for
my family. But Jaja. She is different.
It takes an hour before the doctor get out
from the operating room.
“How is she, doc?”
“She’s stable now. We had stitched her
back and her head. She will undergo for a
further examination to make sure that
there’s nothing broken bones, cracks on
her skull or hemorrhage. Please fill this
form up for us to know her identity.”
I took the form and filled it up. I used a
fake last name for Jaja. I don’t know her
complete name. I had just stated there that
she is my live in partner to avoid further
questions. About the accident happened to
her, I had just stated that she was hit and
stab but and a psycho did it to her. Police
had come and interviewed me from what
had happened. I don’t need to lie to cover
up my sister’s fault. She need to be
After paying to the hospital in order to
accept Jaja, I immediately go to her private
room. She have bandage on her head and
was lying on her side. I sit in front of her
and watched her sleeping. I touched her
pale cheek, I miss seeing this cheeks
I heard knocks on the door. My secretary
along with Timmy came in.
“Jamin, how is Jaja?” Timmy asked.
“She’s okay now. Doctors just need to
make sure that she’s alright.”
“Sir, you look like a mess! Here, I brought
you clothes. I’ve sent cleaners into your
condo to clean mess and blood stains as
the investigators permitted to do it.”
“Thank you.” I took the paper bag and go
to the bathroom of Jaja’s private room. I
had just noticed that I am shaking with
“Ginny is out of control now. She had
ruined your office when I got there. God!
She’s a freak! No wonder Frederick had
name her wicked Ginny,” Timmy said as I
got out the bathroom.
He handed me a sandwich but I just placed
it on the table. I am not in the mood to eat.
I just want to see Jaja breathe.
“Benjamin, are you alright?” Timmy asked
when he noticed my silence.
“Timmy, why do people change?” I asked
out of the blue while staring at Jaja.
He stopped for a while. I know he’s
thinking. “I had thought five reasons,
Jamin. People change because they’ve been
hurt, inspired, forced, suffered from the
life changing events, bored or frustrated.
There are lots of reasons why we change,
Jamin. Why’d you ask?”
“I’ve been acting strange this past few
days, Timmy. I’ve never been this way
before. I think I’ve been changed.”
“Yeah, I’ve noticed it too. Your face isn’t
serious every time I visit you. You’ve been
the one who’s initiating the conversation.
You always get absent minded then
suddenly you’re going to smile or your ears
are turning red. Your patience is a bit
longer now. And you’re always excited to
I look at him. “Really?”
“Yes. Because of Jaja. You’ve changed
because of her. It’s a miracle!”
We look at the door when it opened. The
doctor came in holding a paper. I quickly
got up and walk near him.
“How is it, Doc?”
The Doctor smiled. “Thankfully, there’s no
hemorrhage and nothing found cracked or
broken bones. She may wake up one of this
I nod. I am totally relaxed.
“One more thing, Mister Alvarez, is she on
her legal age?”
I furrowed my brow. “What do you mean?
Of course she is on her legal age.”
“Please don’t get offended. We have
noticed that her body is exhausted and
there are lots of swollen part on her. She’s
also suffering from the swelling on her
private part that may cause her so much
pain and she might have some
complications on it. Mister Alvarez, I advice
to you that let her rest until she had totally
“I may now leave you here, Mister Alvarez.
If she had awaken, please let us know.”
The doctor leaved. I saw Timmy grins.
“What?!” I yelled.
“Poor Jamin. You can’t take her until she
recovered. Follow the advice of the
Instead of feeling pissed, I just feel
nothing. I don’t feel disappointed with the
JAJA’s Point Of View
“I HATE LIARS! I HATE YOU! YOU SHOULD DIE!
BENJAMIN IS MINE!”
My eyes opened widely. I wanted to sit but
I felt my back aches. My head hurts too. I
look around. I am in a hospital. My gaze
switched to the couch in front of me.
Master Benjamin is sleeping there in a
I remembered what I had dreamt awhile
ago. Ginny is stabbing me as she say those
words. She looks possessive when it comes
“You’re awake!” Master Benjamin said. He
came near me and sit on the chair in front
of me. “You need something? Are you
I shook my head. “N-no, Master. You look
tired, Master. You should take a rest.”
He smiled. “You are the one who need a
Jaja. He called me on my name. He used to
call me ‘slave’. What is the meaning of this?
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My heart jumped into my throat when I