A Second Chance Season 2 Episode 7
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Kelvin turned the beer into his glass cup and drank it all. Turned another and drank it all. Then ordered for another, his thirteenth bottle.
This was what he did constantly now. To be able to keep body and soul together. To be able to forget Amaka, his beautiful Amaka. To be able to stop thinking of her.
The past three weeks had been hell for him. It was very painful.
The only thing he could do was drink, drink and drink.
His head hurts, but he didnt mind. He just wanted to drink away his sorrow and if possible, his life. He wondered what he ever did to Amy to make her break his heart.
He had promised her never to go back to his life of crime. That he would start up a genuine business and forget about friends from the past and true to his words, he severed ties with old friends and quit the yahoo biz he was into before.
He hid it from Amy very well in the beginning of their relationship till almost the end. He lied to her that he was working in an Oil company for years of their relationship. He knew it was wrong but he just didnt want to lose her.
Amy hadn’t known until….., he just didn’t understand it one bit. How she knew remained a mystery to him. Maybe one of the friends he severed ties with snitched….no. He wasn’t sure.
That day was his birthday, just a month ago. Like every other birthdays, he didn’t want a party. He just wanted it to be gone like every other day.
The highest he did was take Amy and some of his friends out.
He was just going to invite Amy over and make sweet love to her. That was how he wanted to spend that birthday.
He had been expecting Amy and when she finally showed up, he knew all was not well. The look on her face was as if she wanted to strangle someone.
He had ushered her in and tried to kiss her but she resisted. And immediately he shut the door, she asked
‘Kelvin, what really are you?’
He was dumbfounded. What was she saying? ‘i don’t understand’
‘just tell me the truth. Are you the oil worker you claim to be?’
He was stunned and for seconds he couldnt regain his composure and when he finally did, he replied
‘of….of…..course. I….i work in an oil company’
‘i dont believe you Kelvin besides, you are stuttering’ Amy said and when he kept quiet, she shook her head slowly ‘so you lied to me all this while Kelvin. You made me believe you are an oil worker when you are nothing but a freaking fraudster!’
Kelvin froze for a full minute. Jesus! How did it leak out? Was it a deal gone bad?
‘thats a lie!’ he said.
‘no its not. Its true’
‘who fed you this lie Amy? Do you believe the person over me?’
‘a thousand times. Because my source has no reason to be negative’
‘you can never be so sure Amy’
‘look Kelvin, you better tell me the truth. Nothing but the truth because its only the truth that can determine where our relationship is headed’ Amy said.
Kelvin let out a heavy sigh. He knew Amy hated lies. If you told Amy the truth, no matter the gravity of your offence, she always forgives you. So for that reason, he wanted to come out clean. But what if she doesnt forgive him this time? He couldnt bear to lose her. She might never forgive him. And at the same time, if she found out from another person, she might also never forgive him? So what was he gonna do now? What was he gonna say now?
As if reading his mind, Amy added ‘the truth. Nothing but the truth can set you free Kelvin’
That alone cleared all his doubts. He was going to say the truth now.
‘Amy i….’ his voice trailed off ‘i’m sorry i……’ he couldnt help but notice the look of expectancy on Amy’s eyes. Almost as if she wanted to hear a negative answer. Almost as if she wanted to hear that it was true. That he was a fraudster. A 419ner.
‘i…i….’ he paused and regarded her for a second time, not sure if it was time to say the truth ‘its true. I’m a fraudster’
That was it. That sealed it. She had walked away and the following week, she was engaged to another. He had promised. Promised to drop his life of crime but she hadn’t listened.
He staggered up and paid for his drinks, then quietly left the bar. As he staggered into his car he felt someone following him but he wasnt sure.
As soon as he entered the car, someone immediately joined him at the front seat. He was scared at first until he saw the guy, the silly stupid guy who stole his one and only love away from him. He wanted to kill him.
‘what are you doing here?’ he asked. He didnt even remember the guy name. Oh yeah, Gilbert!
Gilbert smied broadly showing off his teeth in the dark night ‘i’m sorry guy but i cant explain myself but for now, you just have to die’
Before Kelvin could blink twice, a dagger was buried deep in his chest. The last thing he heard was the guy deep laughter, then the opening and closing of the door
‘there’s no truth to tell Tony,’ Alice said. She couldn’t look him in the eye. ‘just take everything as you see it’
Tony nodded, his anger dissipating. He wasnt angry with her anymore. Whatever reason she had for doing what she did, he was going to respect it and accept the fact that the both of them couldn’t work out.
He sighed ‘i miss my Maria. I’m very lonely now. All by myself. Whoever did this to her will be killed by me, i swear’
Alice looked at him with sympathy in her eyes.
‘i’m very sorry for what happened Tony. However, i have something important to tell you’
Tony looked at her ‘what is it?’
‘i..i….saw Maria at Gilbert’s house yesterday and…..we talked. I really didnt know who she came to look for but…..but…..i cant…..okay, Abby, something like that. Do you know her?’
‘yes, i know Abby. Maria’s best friend’
‘yes. I saw her there. She is Gilbert’s niece’
‘really? Coincidence indeed’
‘yes. Then i left after a little chit chat with Maria and she went back there. You know Gilbert hates you. He might try to harm her, you know…..’
‘for what reason?’
‘i……i’m sorry but i cant give you the full details. Just, have Gilbert investigated. Its for the good of Maria’
Tony wanted to say something but decided against it.
Gilbert woke up feeling happy with himself. He had killed two people yesterday and he felt so satisfied. He opened the curtains and stretched.
He felt like killing someone again. In the past, he killed for a reason, mostly for Alice but now, he just wanted to kill everyone he wanted to. Anyone who was going to get in his way or close to someone who wants to get in his way must die!
He was going to kill Alice, thats for sure but he was saving her for the last. And before he killed her, he was going to make thorough love with to her, touch everywhere touchable, kiss everywhere kissable, then suffocate her with the pillow. Oh! What a sweet revenge that will be.
Now, he had no reason for killing Alice he knew but she had brought out the monster in him. He was doing things he never thought he would ever do. If only she had just loved him the way he loved her even if it was just little, he would never have turned out like this. He did so many things just to get her. He wanted to have her but now he wasnt sure anymore.
If he still loved her, he wasnt sure. But he knew he was lusting after her. No, he didnt love her anymore. He just wanted to taste her body, nothing more.
Then kidnap her and rape her, a voice echoed in his mind.
No, he shook it off. That wont be fun at all. He didnt want to end it that way. He wanted blood to flow and heads to roll. Just raping Alice wont solve anything.
Then an idea passed through his mind. It was wicked. How on earth would s-x with an old woman taste? He wanted to experience it.
He immediately took his shower and dressed up. He didnt wait for breakfast, couldnt wait for breakfast. He headed for Alice house.
‘lets see how her mother’s gonna taste!’ he laughed and called Collins.
To Be Continued Tomorrow