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Locking Her Heart (Part 2)

Continued from the last part…

Three Days Earlier

Alicia’s POV

It all came crashing down in the blink of an eye. I lost everything I once called my own; my parents, the joy of my life, everything which gave me happiness, all gone. I practically had no where to go as I had never been out all my life. I only met dad’s usual business partners, even my maids and house helps where all limited.

Now what to do…?


Just when I lost all hope in life, just when I thought it was all over, I had a miracle.

I was sitting in front of the house, quietly crying and bemoaning my fate when a car pulled over directly in front of me, and out stepped a man whom I had grown to love like a second father. He had come with his wife. I loved them like I loved my parents.

Meet Rose Zac and Max Zac, and though they were merely business partners to my parents, I always felt they had a deeper connection with them. However, they disappeared from my life six years ago for reasons best known to them; no usual calls—nothing. I won’t deny it, seeing them here made me realize how much I missed them.


I sat still and watched while they stepped down and came towards me. Immediately Rose reached where I was, she got to my level and engulfed me in a tight hug, which only brought more tears to my eyes.

No words were spoken, there wasn’t any need for any. As Rose led me by the hand, I took one last glance at my home, my safe hold, entered the car and we sped away.


We got to another entirely different part of town. It had beautiful trees, nice streets and the houses looked so fancy. I wondered if the Zac’s home was similar to this. My silent question was answered when we came to a halt beside one of the most beautiful houses I’ve ever seen. The gate was remote controlled so we could easily get in. He drove to the garage and packed the car there and we all got out.

Immediately, I bowed my head, not because I was shy, but because I realized I had lost everything and it’s never coming back. Rose patiently calmed me down and she led me out. When we got to the main house and entered, I expected to see a lot of servants but there was none; no maids, no butlers no stewards, nothing. They must be really humble then, I thought to myself.

Finally, Max spoke to me.

“I’m so sorry for your loss sweetie, I know we can never replace your parents, but I assure you, we’ll try our best to give you a good life, care and love.”

I was touched by the immense kindness they displayed. As they were just my parents closest friends, hence, they took it upon themselves to train me and well as shower me with love.

Later on, Max said he needed to speak to Jason and I, and I immediately sensed something was seriously wrong…

Read Part Three.

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