September 27, 2006
‘Volkova, let’s spend the weekend together?’
Misha Strogov approached their table. Kamila gave him a calculating look.
Kamila studied the candidature for her attention, thinking. Finally she smiled, ‘Okay.’
Milana watched, intrigued by this sudden twist.
Misha is a clever player. What’s his gain? Kamila’s cool, a weekend with her is fun, and, most probably, fuck. Mikhail Strogov, from Kamila’s point of view, is as good as Novikov. She always liked him, but, oddly enough, kept her feelings to herself. And suddenly here he is! Ta-dam!
Novikov’s expectant stare explained everything.
Friendship in action. Smolenskaya, Arkadiy Novikov has got serious plans on you, and noble knight Mikhail had volunteered to help. Nice try.
New text-message. Predictably unexpected.
‘U look sexy 2day’
She gave him a cold look, he responded with a warm smile and a new message:
‘Got plans 4 the weekend?’
‘Yeah. They don’t include u.’
Novikov read her reply and a broad grin appeared on his face.
‘They do now.’
‘Let’s go to the club?’
Yes, Novikov, that’s the perfect place to go with you.
‘What do u wanna do?’
‘Study. All day, all night. Fuck off, plz’
Sounds like a plan.
Novikov put his Vertu aside, showing that the matter was decided.
Shit. Why didn’t the surgeon fix his brain as well?
Previous episode: 13. Kamila can be distracted. You know what? I’m gonna help you, bro
- 1. Summer in France tastes of freedom. September, UK, dive into school
- 2. Long legs, model walk. Awesome, thanks dad!
- 3. «Have we met before?» «I don’t care. Totally.»
- 4. They’re so different. One’s attractive, the other’s annoying
- 5. Friday evening. Kamila talked about Novikov. All day long
- 6. He was waiting for her. Smolenskaya appeared ten minutes later
- 7. Castle in the air? Can’t she buy it?
- 8. You try on someone else’s life for a second, and then you feel so empty in yours
- 9. Welcome to London, welcome to life. And Smolenskaya, my guide to life
- 10. Novikov, I’m with you now only because we’re a diaspora
- 11. I behave according to my status, Novikov
- 12. So prim and proper, but there’s something in her that I like. What’s that?
- 13. Kamila can be distracted. You know what? I’m gonna help you, bro
- 14. Smolenskaya, Arkadiy Novikov has got serious plans on you!
- 15. Boss in a tee and shorts, testing the limits of her power
- 16. I’d rather give in to the waves than lose a fight with Kamila
- 17. She likes to rule millions and millionaires
- 18. Smolenskaya, you don’t mean what you do
- 19. I’m fifteen and I want my vanilla romance!
- 20. He’s not the man with whom I can cheat on myself
- 21. French manicure, shining diamonds, victory
- 22. At the end of October Smolenskaya changed her status on Facebook
- 23. Flowers? Teddies? Diamonds? What to give her? Fucking trouble!
- 24. Tenth of November, time for decisive actions!
- 25. Milana continued to ignore him, and so did Kamila
- 26. Let them resist, I’ll get what I want! Like with Novikov.
- 27. The Smolenskie are having a Christmas party. You’d better think of a present, if you know what I mean