I am feeling nervous and aware of the
people’s stare. We are currently on a
meeting, Dad and Master let me join them.
Now, Master is currently looking at my
designs. I am beside him and I can see his
reactions as he flip the pages.
“Look at her designs,” Master said and give
the sketchpad to the one near him.
The designers clustered on one side and
looked at my designs. They are nodding
“Sir, the designs are beautiful,” one of
“Send a copy of it to the client 560.” Master
give the sketchpad to his secretary and
faced me. “Very talented lady.”
“Thank you, Master.”
I know that the people on meeting are
confused on how I call Master but they
didn’t asked for the fear of waking up
“You’re not going to hire her, son?” Dad
“What do you think, everyone? You want to
work with her?” Master asked the other
They are smiling and excitedly nod. “Of
“Good.” Master faced me again. “I’m gonna
leave you to them for awhile. Even I want
to be with you now I can’t. I need to attend
“It’s okay, Master. I would like to start
working with them now.”
Master stood up as well Dad and the other
designers. “Pray that the client would like
the designs of Jaja.”
After Master and Dad leaved, the designers
rushed towards me. They happily
introduced theirselves and kindly
welcomed me. They pulled me in their
private studio here in the building. They
assisted me on everything and introducing
me to other employees as the new
“Jaja, can we ask you something?” Kaelo
“Why’d you call Sir Benjamin as Master?”
Should I tell them the truth? But Master
have a rule that I shouldn’t tell them
anything regarding to our previous
“I called him Master because when we are
together, he acts like a boss.”
They nod. “We had thought Sir Benjamin
had become a teacher and you are his
I smiled. Little did they know that Master is
really my teacher. My personal teacher.
“You know what, we are thankful because
you came. Sir Benjamin almost brought
havoc on the meeting. You’re his angel.”
I smiled again. “Stop complimenting. I’m
just a normal lady.”
“Are you his girlfriend?” they asked.
They have a lot of questions, really.
“No. Not yet,” I answered.
“Is he courting you?”
“Yes. He’s my suitor.”
“That’s the reason why Sir Benjamin
changed his mood suddenly when he saw
“By the way, let’s start working and
BENJAMIN’s Point Of View
I didn’t know that Jaja can design. I only
know that she draw and design dresses.
“I like Jaja for you, son. The first time I saw
her, she got my heart. Marry her now.”
We are currently on a trip going to my next
meeting. Dad is the contact of the new
client of our company so he joined me.
“Dad, don’t be too excited. I want to
experience the moments that a couples
“Have you not experienced it yet? You’re
too slow, son. You love her, do you?”
“Of course. I love her very much.”
“More than you loved Olga?”
“Dad, she’s a past now. Don’t bring up that
“I just to make sure, Ben. Jaja look innocent
and fragile. I don’t want you break her,
I sighed. “I am serious with Jaja, Dad. I love
her different from the way I loved Olga. I
realized that Olga was loved by me because
we’ve been so close before.”
“Promise me, Ben, you won’t break Jaja.
And be fast, marry her now.”
Here comes the marry her again. “Dad, I
“Just say you’re not ready yet. But I am
warning you, Ben. Jaja is still young and
green, indeed, but I know she really loves
you. Don’t let her go away. Treasure her.
I was silenced. Dad never liked Olga the
way he likes Jaja. Is this the sign to settle
down and be with Jaja for the rest of my
JAJA’s Point Of View
I FELT SOMEONE nudged my shoulder. When
I look up, I saw my co-workers giggling
and smiling wildly.
“Here’s your lover boy, Jaja.”
I turned to face the door. Master is
standing there, staring at me. It’s been a
week since I became their new designer.
Client 560 likes my designs so they ordered
lots of jewelries that was designed by me.
My co-workers are willingly helping me
despite it was Master’s will.
“You’re having an OT again. Stop making
yourself tired. Let’s go home.” Master took
my satchel and hold my hand. He faced my
co-designers. “All of you should go home
“Okay, Sir Benjamin. Take care both of
“Thank you,” I thanked. Master pulled me
into the elevator.
“Tomorrow evening, the Client 560 is
inviting me and you on their party. We’re
going to the mall and we’ll do shopping,”
“What kind of party is that, Master?”
“It’s a 60th celebration for their agency.”
I’ve learned from my co-designers that the
Client 560 is a modeling agency. They’re
one of the great clients of JewelCore
because they are also representing the
jewelries of Master’s company.
Master opened the door for me so I hop
into his car. He circled around and hop in.
“Wear your seatbelt,” Master said. He
sneaked a glance at his wristwatch. It’s
already 6 in the evening. He inserted the
key in the engine and turned on the car and
we leaved the building.
“How’s your day, Master?”
“It’s good. How about you? How does your
co-designers treat you?”
“They treat me like an angel, Master.”
“Yes. It is because your mood suddenly
changes into better every time I am
Master laughed. “Well, they’re right. You
are my angel.”
We are talking until we reached the mall.
Master pulled me into the girl’s boutique.
“Good evening, Sir and Ma’am, how may I
help you?” asked by the saleslady.
“I’m not good in terms of lady’s dresses.
Assist my girlfriend to pick the best gown
and stiletto for her.”
“No problem, Sir. May I ask, what is the
“It’s a night party for elites.”
“Well, you have gone into the best
boutique! We have beautiful gowns and
lots of branded stilettos here that suits this
lady well. Come with me, Ma’am.”
“I’ll just wait here. Wear everything the
saleslady say then show it to me.”
I followed the saleslady when she had
picked up the gowns and shoes that she
thinks could fit into me. She lead me to the
I pick the first gown and worn it along the
stiletto made for the gown and then I’ll
come out and show it to Master.
Master smiled. “Try the next one.”
The saleslady had picked five gowns so I’ve
tried five different gowns and five
different stilettos and shown it to Master.
But as Master’s reaction from the first
gown, he’ll just smile and then say ‘Try the
next one.’ I finished trying those gowns
and shoes so I give it to the saleslady who
assisted me. She left me on the dressing
room. I wear back my clothes and got out
from the dressing room.
Master is already waiting for me holding
three paper bags.
“Master, didn’t you like the gowns that I
“I liked them all so I buy it all along the
My eyes were literally widen. I’ve seen the
price tags of the gowns and shoes I had
worn. They are too expensive, the prices
are too high.
“These things can’t equal your worth. Only
people who can’t appreciate and love you
can sell you like your Uncle. That hundred
dollars isn’t enough. For me, you are
My heart beats fast and fell in love again
because of his words. Master is really sweet
“I love you, Master.”
“I love you too, Jaja.” He hold my hand and
kissed the back of it. “Let’s have a date.”
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I am feeling nervous and aware of the