Women here are rich, but their husbands need to fly away to work and only come back once in every two years, except if it’s an emergency like when Mrs. Flores’ house turned to ashes, including her. Having their legal pairs out of the view means being free, throwing parties every week is not a problem. Mrs. Camp, married for fourteen years, is their president and she has only one rule: no adultery. And for as long as I remember, this place and Mrs. Camp’s one rule live at peace.
And of course, rich people need poor maids, and I’m one of the luckiest girls to work here at Golden Ray Village. I work for the only woman not inside Mrs. Camp’s circle - Ms. Tame, a newly official citizen of the village. She can’t join the circle because her soon-to-be-husband is still with her. Mr. Dire said it’s better for her not to join them because it might turn her into a wild girl, which he doesn’t like. Mr. Dire promised that once Ms. Tame becomes Mrs. Dire, she can join Mrs. Camp’s circle and then he can work abroad to save more money.
But I guess Mr. Dire’s promises won’t come true. Because I am the new Gossip Number 69.
Nineteen years ago, the first Gossip Number 69 was Michelle Lomit. Women here hates Gossip Number 69. Michelle Lomit was thrown out of here the moment MMM happened. She became the gossip legend. And I’m not proud of it - she’s my mother.
“When they don’t have a sacred ring,” mama told me before leaving the house. “Temptation will be a playground for them. They’ll try every ride they can get on just to have fun, nothing serious. So be careful and just try not to be pretty at all times. That was my mistake. Good luck, Jen.”
After making sure that my mother’s wheelchair was rolling well, I hugged her and walked out with tears. That was the last time I saw her. She died two years ago, hit by a drunk-driven car. By the time I got the news, I promised to myself that I will continue who she was and I’ll make all of the bad women suffer. I knew that revenge is wrong but I also knew that justice is right. Women here was the reason she was in a wheelchair. I’ll make sure that they will go straight down with their friends - the devils.