BRADEN AND BELLA - EPISODE 5

 


Braden and Bella

Episode 5

(Next Day)

(Bella goes to Sir Lucas house)


Bella: (knocks)


Sir Lucas: Come in. 


(She enters the house)


Bella: Good morning sir. You're Sir Lucas? 


Sir Lucas: Yes. How may I help you? 


Bella: I heard you were recruiting girls to go with you to Mexico City. 


Sir Lucas: Yes. Talented girls to work in my sister's beauty company. 


Bella: Sir, I want to go with you... 


Sir Lucas: And are you talented? You know, In the beauty section? 


Bella: Yes sir. I'm a very talented manicurist and pedicurist. 


Sir Lucas: Hmm...Ok, You'll clean my feet and if you're good. I'll take you. 


Bella: (sighs happily) Well its a good thing I brought my tools.... (She drops her bag and begins to take out her materials) 


(Minutes later)


Sir Lucas: You're gifted, young lady.


Bella: Thank you... 


Sir Lucas: Alright, I'd like you to come with me. 


Bella: (squeals in excitement) Wow thank you very much sir. 


Sir Lucas: You're welcome. (Brings a book) You'll just register and sign here.... 


Bella: No problem. 


(Later that day)

(Bella calls Mrs Marshall)


Bella: Hey Mom. I called to tell you the good news....I'm going to Mexico City!!! 


Mrs Marshall: (confused) What? How? When? Why? 


Bella: Calm down Mom. Look, A man named Sir Lucas is recruiting girls to go with him to Mexico city to work in his sister's beauty company, And since I'm a good manicurist and pedicurist, I thought it was wise to follow him. 


Mrs Marshall: Did he show you a picture of this beauty company? 


Bella: Yea he did. Infact I'll send you a picture of it via WhatsApp. 


Mrs Marshall: Just be very careful and vigilant and always keep your mobile phone on incase I need to call you. 


Bella: (chuckles) Yes Mom. 


Mrs Marshall: Won't you come and see me before going? 


Bella: I would've but I have to leave tomorrow, I'm sorry. 


Mrs Marshall: Its alright my dear. I understand. Safe Journey! 


Bella: Thanks, Bye! 


Mrs Marshall: Bye...  


(Braden returns home)


Mrs Marshall: Welcome home son. 


Braden: Thanks Mom. 


Mrs Marshall: So...Did you get the job? 


Braden: Yeah I did.... 


Mrs Marshall: This is great news. Congratulations!!! 


Braden: Thanks Mom, But I'll need to be staying the palace frequently incase the King needs my services. 


Mrs Marshall: That's even better. 


Braden: But who'll be keeping you company? 


Mrs Marshall: Don't worry. Solange is always here. 


Braden: Ok then. 


Mrs Marshall: How much is the pay? 


Braden: $3,000 monthly. 


Mrs Marshall: That's good money. By the way, Bella called. She told me she's going to Mexico city. 


Braden: (suprised) To do what? 


Mrs Marshall: She's being recruited to work over there as a manicurist. 


Braden: By who? 


Mrs Marshall: She said the man taking her is a man named Sir Lucas. 


Braden: Hmm, I have a really bad feeling about this.... 


(At a hotel)


Sir Lucas: We're here! 


Bella: (looks around the room) Wow. 


Sir Lucas: Just keep your luggages over there. (points)


Bella: Okay 


Sir Lucas: So girls, Our journey to Mexico City starts tomorrow. I want you all to use this period to rest, Alright? 


Girls: Yes sir. 


Maureen: (curious) Sir, Are we traveling by air? 


Sir Lucas: You'll find out soon. 


(Sir Lucas leaves the room)


Bella: (looks at the girls in the room) Hi everyone. 


Girls: Hi


Bella: (she looks at the girl on her right) Hey, I'm Bella. (She extends her hand to shake her)


Courtney: (scornfully) What's that for? 


Bella: (puzzled) A handshake. 


(Courtney angrily hisses at Bella then walks out of the room)


Bella: (to the other girls) What's wrong with her? 


Maureen: Just forget her. Anyways, My name is Maureen. 


Bella: (smiles) I'm Bella. 


Amy: My name is Amy. 


Claire: I'm Claire. 


Irene: I'm Irene. 


Rayna: Hi. I'm Rayna. 


Bella: What about the girl that left the room? 


Maureen: Oh, That's Courtney. 


Bella: Ok then. How many are we altogether? 


Maureen: We're just seven. I'm a hair stylist and i'm going over to Mexico City so I can work in Madame Laho's beauty company. 


Amy: Me too. 


Claire: And me. 


Rayna: Yeah, All of us.


Maureen: And I think we're traveling by air. 


Amy: Until then... 


Bella: This is fantastic. It's nice meeting you all. 


Maureen: Same here. (points) Just keep your bags over there and feel at home. 


Bella: I will. 


Amy: And they're soon going to serve us mashed potatoes with apple juice for dinner. 


Bella: (excitedly) Sounds yummy. 


(That night)


Bella: (thinks) This is so unbelievable. I'll soon be going to Mexico City, A city of riches and wonders. (smiles excitedly)


(Just then, Courtney enters the room)


Courtney: Hey you! That's my space, Get up! 


Bella: (confused) But no one was here when I came. 


Courtney: (sternly) I said that's my space so get up now! 


Bella: I thought it's a "First to come, First to serve" basis? 


Courtney: (furiously) What stupid "First to come, First to serve" basis? (hisses) Get up! 


(Courtney pushes Bella away from the bed)


Maureen: (wakes up from sleep) Courtney, What's your stress? 


Courtney: (ignores her) 


Maureen: Bella please don't mind her. Come and sleep with me. 


Bella: Thank you. 


(Bella goes to Maureen's bed to sleep)


(Next Morning)

(Winterhaven)

(King Anderson's palace)


Servant: Hey Braden, What's up? 


Braden: I'm good. 


Levi: (to Matthew) He's the new driver? 


Servant: Yea


Levi: Nice to meet you. 


Braden: Same here. 


(Levi shakes hands with Braden)


Levi: You know, You'll need to be coming earlier than this incase the King needs you. 


Braden: I know. I just had to do a few things before coming to the palace. 


(Princess Madeline enters the verandah)


Princess Madeline: Matthew! Call the castle's artist, Tell him I need him to have my portrait ready by tomorrow! 


Servant: (bows) Yes my princess. 


Braden: Hey


Princess Madeline: Hi. (looks at him for a moment) We met yesterday right? 


Braden: Yeah we did...(smiles) You're just like an angel. 


Princess Madeline: Thank you. 


(Just then, Jax calls her from the hallway)


Jax: Madeline! 


Princess Madeline: That's my boyfriend calling. I need to go now. 


Braden: Before you leave... 


(Braden takes Princess Madeline)


Princess Madeline: Uh what are you doing? 


Braden: It was nice meeting you. 


(Just as Braden kisses the back of Princess Madeline's hand, Jax enters the verandah) 


To be CONTINUED

Jacob Umar

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