21:50 (Same day)
[The Gustavo family’s banquet hall]
Camilla: Wow… it look like a wedding in here.
Mark: This is still considered a modest option. Today there are only 300 people.
Camilla: 100 was the number of guests in my parents wedding.
Mark: Okay, our table should be right there. Try not to be offended, respond insolently.
[Mark kissed Camilla on the temple. They went to the table. It was semi-empty. There was only and older man and a couple of girls at the table. They we’re not family]
Mark: Hello Mr. Vox
Vox: Mark! Son! I haven’t seen you in years.
Mark: Yes… the last time I saw you was on my father’s carpet.
Vox: Well, fate brought us together today. Who is this lovely lady next to you? A Hostess? Perhaps a Waitress?
Mark: Ahh, where are my manners. Camilla this is vox. He works for my father. My dad trust him. However, age spares no one, yes! Mr. Vox.
Camilla: Nice to see you sir.
Mark: One day, you will address her as Mrs. Diego.
Vox: Um… if I’m not mistake, the next Mrs. Diego is Kyla Gustavo.
Mark: You’re wrong grandpa, very wrong
Vox: Mark, I understand this is a good girl but why deceive the poor girlby promising her a wedding? We all perfectly understand who will be your bride at the end of the day Son.
Mark: That’s so cute. The thing there, your little speech.
Mark: You fear my father. In your eyes he looks like a God, right!
Vox: Sonny! That’s not the point. Just…
Mark: First of all, I’m not you Son, but Mr.Diego Jnr. Second of all you old whimper, I want to ask you a question.
Mark: What is it like ? Kissing my father’s heels?
Vox: Ah, you Whippersnapper! Don’t be arrogant!
Mark: Do you remember that day? A year ago now? When you begged my father not to be fired. Do you remember how you lay in tears in your knees?
Vox: You little brat…
Mark: Do you know he kept you? Because, I asked him to.
Mark: I thought you should know. I felt sorry for you.
[Mr. Vox furious]
Mark: Now, you’re being rude to my Lady. Either you apologize or I will ask my father to change his mind.
Vox: I’m sorry Lady Camilla.
[Camilla was silent]
Mark: Grandpa, your lucky no one heard us. I would not forgive you public rudeness. You’re forgiven though. Henceforth, don’t make such mistakes.
Vox: Thank you Diego Jnr. I doubt before but today I got it. You’re a worthy successor of your father.
[Mark was approached by on of the guard. His attention was needed with the Gustavo family office]
Mark: Is it urgent?
Guard: I was not informed.
Mark: Let’s go. Honey, I’ll be back soon.
[Mark and the guard left for Kyla father’s office]
Vox: You are in nasty game, miss. Camilla. A game that will only end not in your favor.
Camilla: Hmm… if this is a game, then Mark and I will be the winners.
Vox: Lion and lioness. You maybe right, but I have a strong feeling it won’t. Oh well… here comes our food for the occasion.
Camilla: Ehh… bon appetit Vox.
[40 minutes later, Mark is not back]
Mark: Babe! We’re leaving.
Mark: We did what we came for. Vox, it was nice talking to you. Goodbye.
Vox: See you young lion.
(10 minutes later)
Camilla: How did it go? What happened in there? It’s that it?
Mark: When I entered the office, everyone was seated Including Kyla.
Mark: Camilla, before I continue, I want to ask you something.
Mark: Can I trust you?
Camilla: What? What are you talking about?
Mark: Now you already know what is happening in my life. You chose to be with me. And if, for example I lose all my inheritance, will you stay with me till I find my feet? I risk everything for the future with you. Are you ready to risk everything for a future with me too? And so I ask you again, can I trust you?
Camilla: First of all, there are too many questions here to answer but I believe the most important is if you can trust me. Babe! When I accepted to be with you, I know it’s going to be a bumpy ride. So Yes you can trust me. So tell me what happened in there.
Mark: The Gustavo family guard took me to Kyla’s father. There it all happened. My father told him about us before I got there. But Kyla’s father laughed about it. He didn’t think it was something serious and calls it temporary glitch.
Camilla: What happened next?
Mark: The arranged wedding have been planned since a year or two but we agreed in his office there and then that, if we continue dating for a year, then the wedding plan with Kyla will be cancelled and my father would approve a wedding with you. However, if we break up, then I’m back to the default plan of my father and Gustavo.
Camilla: Everything ended better than expected.
Mark: Well, it seems like that. But…
Camilla: But what again? Talk to me
Mark: I’m not thinking about my father but us. Camilla, I believe you. I believe that your with me and not for the money. But please don’t let me doubt it.
Camilla: Did they fill you with this nonsense? They make you doubt me! Don’t be fooled okay.
Mark: Okay I won’t.
[Mark gently hugged Camilla for a few and called a taxi and to the airport]
[Unfortunately, Kyla heard been listening to their conversation and after they left, Kyla called a guard to device a way to sneak her into the university often to see Mark and also keep an eye on Camilla].