ts been so long since I play and I think Im getting rusty.

My fingers glided across the keys as the soft tune filled my ears, I closed my eyes and remember the good times with Rae. I play the song of River flows in you it was beautiful and matched the mood I feel right now. I closed my eyes as I matched the rhythm drowning in the memory that I memorized by heart.

I was lost in the music that I didn notice someone enter the room. When I was done playing, I was startled when I heard loud claps and cheers in the room. Setting back the lid I twist my body and look at the source.

Great. So much for staying low.

In front of me were the three people that I least expected.

The first guy I see has a massive grin on his face, he was the one clapping and has warm brown eyes. He has sandy blonde hair and is tousled to the side, he wore a casual V-neck shirt that hugged his biceps and dark-washed jeans.

”That was fantastic! ” he cheered. I kept the retort that is bubbling inside and schooled my expression.

The second guy was smirking at me eyeing me from head to toe, and I swear I saw him licking his lips as he eyed my body like a piece of meat.

I scoffed internally. He looks like a manwhore. He was smirking at me and it was starting to creep me out.

He donned a white v-neck shirt with a jeans jacket that rolled up on his arms, with black jeans and vans. Yeah, striking.

Good thing I was wearing my jeans and not some skirt. I meet his stare and shot him a disgusted. His smirk turned into a full-blown grin and I groan internally.

”Nice play, I haven seen you around, are you new? ”

I shrugged my shoulders and muttered, No, Im just passing by ” Then I returned his smirk.

”Hmm, feisty I like it. ” He licked his lip and leaned on the wall. ”What is your name babe? ”

”Can you ask an easier question? ”

with those parting words, I turned to my side and gathered my stuff. The one who clapped his hand muttered the word ”burn ” and he smacked him on the head. Laughter bubbled inside my chest but I suppress it. I can not be distracted, it was just their façade, and I was not gonna fall into their trap.

My eyes peered at the last guy in the corner, He had jet black hair, darker than sin itself, and striking emerald eyes. His gaze was cold and sent a shiver on my spine.

Looks like I found the Alpha of the group.

He was silent, his eyes assessing my every move. Curious if I could be a threat or prey for their entertainment.

But what they didn know is I was more than that.

The sandy blonde hair dude smiled at me, his eyes twinkling in mischief promising trouble in his way.

”I like this girl, no one has ever talked to him like that. ” he mused, the guy just rolled his eyes and shoved him playfully.

Shut up. ”

”So grumpy, what crawled up in your ass? You
e being mean again. ”

”That isn your business and please shut the ** up before I **ing punch your ugly face. ” he hissed.

”So violent. Eli, please help me! ” He cried out. Elijah ignored him and he pouts.

What is with these people?

Seb chuckles and introduces himself.

”Right, Im sorry. Where are my manners? My name is Sebastian but I go with Seb. ”

I nodded my head in understanding and kept my lips sealed. There are many things I want to ask him but reigned my thoughts inside my head.

The less you talk, the less the mistake.

I have come to terms with that for a long time and I didn want them to know me. There is no way Im revealing myself to my enemy. Its like asking for your death.

The big five, I have known them for years but having seen them in the flesh was unnerving. These are the people who hurt my best friend.

How can they act so freely despite what they did?

Seb points to the brunette next to him. He scowled and swatted his hands.

”This is Constantine but you can call him whatever you want. ” he laughs at the last part and Constantine shoved him hard.

I feel the eyes of the green-eyed devil on the side of my face but I didn look. He uncrossed his arms and grab them on their neckline.

Seb continued laughing.

”And that guy, who looks like has a stick on his ass is Elijah. ”

My pulse raced quickly.

Just his name sends chills to my spine.

Of all the people that I get attention to, why them?

These three were the top dogs in our **ed up society. The wealthiest among the socialites of Golden Leaf. The people who conquered the world.

I am nothing compared to them. But that wasn the problem, the problem was that they saw my face.

Elijah was the heir to the De Ville enterprises which owned multi-billion dollar companies across the globe. The head of the group-and the grandson of the very founder of the academy. With this title and privilege, Elijah practically owned every person in the academy, he controls what was going in and out of the academy. All the people in the academy knew not to mess with their King. Because when they do, they will never see the light again.

Constantine Ivanov was the son of a famous tech business tycoon that owned a company worth billions. With the latest software that they released, it was well known in the industry.

Blessed with good looks and proficient knowledge, he can dig every secret you have hidden. Constantine was magnificent, not only in the computers but behind closed doors as well. I have seen him multiple times in every media and tabloid across the city. No sane person knew his name.

Sebastian West. The heir of West Medical Group. Their breakthrough discovery of the Arcane abilities was the highlight of their success. Arcane people who specialize in healing were recruited into their facilities.

In this close-up, I could feel their raw power. The big five didn earn their titles by their name, it was by the otherworldly power that defined them.

It only fueled the hate I feel for them. Admittedly, they have the power and the wealth that anyone could have wished for, but they abuse it and used it to their advantage.

They didn care about the consequences because someone will fix it for them. They are selfish and self-centered people that have nothing to think about but themselves. It hurts to think that these people were once idolized by Rae.

”Alright, time to go. I deeply apologize for these idiots behavior, now please excuse us. ” He muttered and dragged them out of the room.

I was left in the room mouth hanging open. What the hell was that? They just can come and go as they please like that!


”Good riddance. ” I sighed, and let out a breath I didn know I was holding. My shoulder slumped in defeat as I gathered my things.

”This is not good. I didn want them to see me yet. ”

I was caught off guard. I thought that they are on their stupid vacation, damn it.

I was unprepared to meet them there. Another thing that I should be wary of.

I hope that they will forget my face and move on. I didn want to be in the spotlight, it will be hard to carry out my plan if I was on their radar.

I remember when we are in the orphanage I was lame and nerdy back then, my body is like a child I was bullied because of it. A pretty girl dressed in a cute dress saved me and chased off the bullies with her powers, since then we became inseparable. I have always wondered why she is so different from the other kids in the orphanage until she told me that she is an arcane.

I was confused at first and Id never heard that word before. Until she showed me her abilities. But having an ability has a downside as well. As the words reached the ears of their headmaster, Rae was scheduled for adoption from one of the wealthy families in the Golden Leaf.

I knew that they are something off about the Big Five.

Every year, they hosted a party for everyone to join. At this party, they can select the poor victim they choose, and sadly Rae is one of those people. With just a little taste of power and glam, she was swept away into their world. Filled with luxury, drugs, and fake friends, she eagerly grabbed the opportunity to be with them.

Since then, Rae has never been the same. She grew more ambitious and the need to be in the spotlight drove her into her utter destruction.

The Big Five were the most wicked people I have ever seen. Once they get bored of you, they will toss you aside like some trash. But that is not how it ends, they will destroy you little by little, starting with your reputation, friends, family, and lastly yourself.

In a world where the rich treated the poor like dirt, the power they held over us was scary. Every whim and caprice, every action and order, you have no choice but to follow and do their bidding. If not, then you are signing your life with death. People like them were not known for mercy. It was like playing a game.

They played dirty and didn play the rules. Why? because it was they who make the rules. They got their way by blackmailing and blood. Again, who would want to cross with the Big Five?

Nothing but me. However, today I was almost caught in their trap. I thank my lucky stars that I survived that disastrous meeting.

An uncontrollable shiver runs through my spine as I reckoned with the intensity of Elijahs gaze. His gaze was so cold and calculating. Hell, that boy was intimidating not just by his name but by his massive frame that towered over me. All of them are but Elijah was the tallest and scares the living crap out of me.

The way his eyes lingered and raked every inch of my body. I felt violated and exposed. I didn want him to look at me like that. He disgusts me. All of them are. Funny how Rae and I are opposite. While she did everything in her power for them to notice her when I will do everything for them not to notice me. I was here for one purpose. And that is to deliver the exact revenge I was planning for them.

My thoughts lingered on the boy I have encountered earlier. I hope he is not like them. He seems nice and I didn want the Elites to corrupt people like him.

After the disastrous meeting with the three, I walked and search the girls dorm. After the grueling fifteen minutes, I finally found the dorm.

The door is made up of cherry wood and there was an intricate letter that is carved meticulously with a bold letter that says girls dorm. I fished out my keys in my pocket and twist the knob. My breath caught in my throat at the sight of my room.

The walls are painted pale pink with a splash of grey. As expected of the Academy, they never failed to amaze me with their grandeur lifestyle. I put down my bag and marveled at the sight.

”Are you serious? its like Im living in a condo! ” I exclaimed gasping in awe.

Grey curtains adorned the window, there was a queen-size bed at the heart of the room with grey sheets and lush pink pillows. There was a grand chandelier that hangs on the ceiling, a white vanity on the side with a pink chair, and a dresser in the corner.

Oh, God. Its like Im living in a dream! I wonder what is Raes reaction when she first got here? I bet that she was amazed too.

Snapping out of my thoughts I began to kick off my rugged shoes and jumped on my bed. I screamed in delight as my body bounced on the soft mattress. The silk sheets feel nice on my skin and I breathe a blissful sigh.

”I can believe I made it so far, don worry Rae, Im going to carry out my plan and have them pay for all the sins they did to you. ”

I sighed and made my way to the bathroom feeling parched. As I twist the golden knob, my mind was blown.

The beautiful tiles were a tint of pink with purple on the edge, and the sink is made up of marble with a wide mirror. There was a glass door and tub inside. Different and expensive brands of bath supplies are stored in a cabinet. Overall the place is crazy.

Later, a knock disrupted my blissful thoughts I frowned because I was not expecting any visitors.

”Who could it be? ” I asked and smoothed my shirt fixing the crumples and combing my tangled hair with my hand. I glanced at the mirror and grimaced at myself. The sky is dark I must have dozed off without knowing.

The knock grew louder and I grumbled in annoyance.

”Alright, alright Im coming! ” I shout and hurried to open the door.

My brows knitted when I saw no one.

”Must be a prank, ” I muttered and shook my head. I was on my way when I notice a small crisp envelope on the floor together with a black velvety box with red lace ribbon on it. I picked it up on the floor and noticed that it was addressed in my name. I closed the door with my feet and flopped on my bed.

Opening the letter, my eyes widened.

”An invitation letter? ”

The note fell on the floor as my heart skipped a beat.

A beautiful dress for a beautiful girl.

”The same banquet that Rae attended before, ” I muttered in a daze. My hands began to shake and I crumpled the letter in my hands.

My eyes moved to the black velvety box and I undid the ribbon with a speed I didn know I possess.

Inside was the most gorgeous dress Ive ever seen in my life. It was made of the finest silk that glides against my skin, the dress has thin spaghetti straps and a plunging neckline that shows a generous amount of cleavage with slits on each side.

”Beautiful. ”

That was the only word I could say. The dress has a matching feather mask for the banquet tonight. My heart jumps wildly in my chest. I have never been invited to one of the parties before so this will be my first.

An evil grin soon appeared on my face.

Because tonight will be the start of their downfall.

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