Aliks smokes his cigar and stared at the family portrait. The smiles of his father disgust him. He puffed out a huge amount of smoke and took a sip of his red wine.
“We’re late,” Bob said to his boss. Aliks took another sip of wine before he put on his Armani coat.
“I know when I’m late,” Aliks said and moved out of his office.
10 years ago
“Aliks! Aliks!” his little brother called him from far. Alex, his twin brother behaved younger though they were twins. Aliks didn’t mind that. He loved protecting his young brother, and felt like it was his duty. Besides, Alex was smaller and frail than he was. Alex needed to be taken care of.
“You’re making too much noise!” Aliks yelled and chided his brother.
“Look what I got!” Alex showed him a huge caterpillar that squirmed in his tiny palm.
“He’s dying! Put him back you found him!” Aliks pushed his brother towards where he came from, “go on. Hurry!”
“Okay...” Alex ran to the tiny tree they went to and gently placed the caterpillar on a leaf. He took several steps back and admired his actions. He understood why Aliks told him to do so. “You should thank my brother,” Alex whispered to the little caterpillar who tried its very best to crawl far away from its captor.
A maid rushed to the yard and went directly to Aliks.
“Young master, the master wishes to see the both of you,” she said in a shaky voice.
“He’s drunk is he?” Aliks asked. The maid nodded. “I’ll go see him myself. Tell Alex I’m going to the toilet but don’t tell him that my father wants to see him,” Aliks commanded the maid. She nods again and Aliks left.
Alex walked to the spot where Aliks was and saw a maid standing there. He looked for his brother but he was nowhere to be seen.
“Where’s my brother?” Alex asked.
“He went to the toilet. He told me to tell you to wait his here. He’ll come back shortly,” the maid lied.
“No I can’t wait. I want to tell him something. It’s important,” Alex said and was ready to run to the house.
“It can wait. You might miss him young master,” the maid tried to stall the eager boy.
“I must tell him or else I’ll forget! You know me...I always forget things!” Alex ran to the house and before he could call out for Aliks’ name, his brother was in front of him.
“What are you doing?!” Aliks yelled.
“I wanted to tell you something...” Alex replied, hesitantly.
“You could have waited!! I thought I told the maid to ask you to wait didn’t I? Why can’t you just wait for me?!!” Aliks scolded his brother. Alex was lost for words. He didn’t understand why Aliks was so angry. Tears felt like it was forming in Alex’s eyes.
“Well? What is it?” Aliks asked.
“I forgot! I HATE YOU!” Alex yelled and ran away into the garden. Aliks sighed and sat on the frame of the door. He pulled u his sleeve and saw his arm was bruised. “I’m sorry Alex.”
“next is Alex de Megos,” and Alex, in his graduating robe went to the stage and took his certificate and walked down the stage.
Aliks observed his brother from far and Bob was taking pictures of the event.
“Did you take care of the salesman?” Aliks asked.
“Yes I did boss.” Bob replied and tugged the camera into his coat.
“That’s a lesson for those who dared to mess with the de Megos family. No one sells crappy items to my brother, none. Make sure of that Bob,” Aliks smoked his cigar and left the convocation. He climbed into his limousine and drove away...leaving Bob running, tailing the limo from behind.
“Boss! You forgot me!” he yelled. The limo stopped and Bob got in, and they drove away into the busy streets of Las Vegas.