I didn't direct like that Niall was in the house. The first day I didn't see him often, but I noticed that he was standing in the window and stared at us, when I played with Tess on the yard. It was as if he held me under surveillance and I didn't like it.
"He's a playboy!" I heard one of those who worked in the garden say. "He's been with all the rich girls and he's famous for wasting money."
I looked over at them and I understood that everyone knew something about Niall and everyone seemed to have something to say about him.
"I have heard that he's the father of an illegitimate child!" the man continued. "It's just what they say, but he certainly gave the girl some millions for her to be quiet."
I laughed a little bit. I knew that Niall wasn't a guy you can trust.
Tess ate food and I sat next to and poked at my salad. I had been told that I shouldn't eat too much and Mrs. Stanford wanted me to go on a diet. "You are what you eat!" she always said to me. "I don't want Tess to be among thick people. They are disgusting and I don't want you to become such a person. I care about you, so from now on you eating a salad."
"You are never free?"
I was startled and immediately I saw Niall come against the table. He had his hands in his pockets and he looked at me with that look, that stripped me naked.
"No, she's with me!" Tess replied cheerfully and smiled at him. Niall laughed a little bit and looked quickly at Tess, then he smiled at me again.
"So they never let you out?"
"Why would they do that?"
Niall smiled rather sheepishly and he raised an eyebrow.
"Maybe you should have fun sometimes?"
I swallowed and I avoided his eyes.
"I have a job to do and I'm needed in the house."
Niall laughed, as if he felt that it was a stupid excuse. He sat down on a chair and he looked straight at me. I looked at Tess and I looked at my salad.
"Maybe I want you to show me around the city?" he went on and he almost seemed to like that I resisted. "I've never been here and it would be fun to have company?"
"I'm not allowed spending time with family friends and certainly not with their cousins."
Niall laughed again and I heard that he almost liked that I was so sure of my case.
"But I'll ask them!" he said happily. "I'm saying I want you, just Maggi, showing me around and no one else. They listen to me."
He leaned slightly toward me and I felt the smell of his skin. Damn, did he have to smell so good?
"You need to get out and I need one that shows me around. We do two things at the same time and I promise you wont regret it."
I was shaking all over. He influenced me, but I didn't want to admit it. He smiled so wonderful and he seemed to know how to get girls to fall for him. And he smelled so wonderfully good.
"I think they will say no right away."
Niall smiled and I almost felt his breath on my cheek.
"I always get what I want!" he whispered hoarsely. "And right now I want you."
I was putting in my throat and I looked at him with wide eyes.
"Tess is here and she hears what you say. Align yourself!"
He grinned and he looked over at Tess, who hadn't actually not listened to us.
"Tess?" he said with a velvety voice. She looked up at him and smiled. Niall leaned in her direction. "Can't I borrow Maggie One Day?"
"But what about me?"
Niall seemed to ponder. He looked at me and then at Tess.
"If I fix a good babysitter who's perfect?"
Niall giggled a little bit.
"I promise you that you wont be disappointed."
I wanted to speak up, but how? I saw at him that he didn't give up and when Tess nodded, and said yes, he smiled at me.
"You see, I can convince anyone!"
"But not me, I don't want ..."
He interrupted me.
"I will change your opinions about everything!"
"I doubt it!"
He grinned and he looked at me with his blue eyes. He looked at me in such a way that I blushed.
"Trust me!" he whispered hoarsely. "I will take with you on your life's greatest adventures!"
Mrs. Stanford didn't look happy. I had been sent to get to her office, in the house, and she looked at me with wondering eyes.
"Niall has convinced me that I should lend you over to him, for some day."
I wanted to scream no. I was fast.
"I know ma'am that he wanted me as a guide, but I also know my place. I needed in the house."
She smiled a little bit and leaned back in her chair.
"He said also that you haven't been free for a long time and I agree." she continued. I heard directly what she wanted to say and I heard that he had got what he wanted.
Mrs. Stanford showed that I would be quiet.
"I have promised that you will be free this Friday to Sunday. Niall have booked a hotel for you, and you wont sleep in the same room, but you'll show him around."
My whole body was shaking.
"I have others who can take care of her that short time." she said and then she took out a check and handed it to me. "These are expenses for clothing. Niall wont walk around with a normal girl, so I want you to buy new clothes, which suits his taste!"
I was dying.
"What's wrong with my clothes?"
She smiled and looked down at my body.
"I don't want my husband's cousin's child walking around with a,,," she chose the words. "nanny but with a fancier dressed girl and you have the figure to have other clothes."
"You have said that this is how I will dress me up?"
"Yes, but now it's an exception."
I was angry. I left the room and I realized that I was stuck in Nialls networks. I looked at the check and discovered that there was more money on it against what I got in wages. It made me even more angry and I felt I lost control. Who did he think he was? A god or?