Second Chance Season 2
‘wow, wow, wow’ Gilbert said on opening the door. Smiling like a dog ‘look who we have here’
Alice opened her purse and brought out the gun. If Gilbert was shocked or not, he didn’t show it. He just raised his hands and moved back slowly till he was inside the house and Alice went in, shutting the door behind her.
‘my God!’ Abby exclaimed on seeing the gun.
‘calm down Abby and just go inside’ Gilbert said without taking his eyes off Alice for a moment.
Abby ran inside.
‘Alice, what do you want?’ Gilbert asked.
‘you head’ Alice replied coldly.
Gilbert laughed, his hands still up ‘i’m sorry. Thats quite impossible’
‘i’m going to kill you Gilbert! I must! I must. I’ve heard enough and if care is not taken, i’m gonna kill you little girlfriend as well’
‘my girlfriend?’ Gilbert was confused ‘you mean Amy?’
‘oh sharrap! You squeaky little rabbit. Dont play dumb with me. I mean the one in your bedroom undressing for a nice hot session,’ she laughed bitterly ‘Amy tells me you are good in bed. How true is that you b—–d?’
‘first things first, Abby is not my girlfriend. She is my niece. And secondly, do you want to go to bed with me? I might be better than Tony, you know. Money cant buy all things’ Gilbert said and laughed again.
‘i love Tony, Gilbert’
‘why are you telling me that? Do i care?’
‘and i just lost him. Because of you’
‘well thats not my fault because he doesnt love you the way i love you’ Gilbert brought his hands down ‘please Alice, why cant you listen to me? I love you. I love you more than anyone loved you, loves you and will ever love you’
‘you are my life Alice. The love i have for you is evergreen. Havent you noticed that most times i just walk away and stay away for sometime? Do you think i like what i’m doing right now? Do you think i like the fact that i’m ruining your happiness? Most times, i try to let you live your life but its very impossible because i just cant live without you. After Benjamin’s death, i stayed away for six years. I almost died because i couldnt get you out of my head. I left because i wanted you to be happy. Wanted you to live your life and marry a better man but hell, thoughts of you never disappeared. I left again. For two months, in order to forget you but no. Alice, have you ever been involved in a one-sided love? How would you feel if your Tony wasnt in love with you but with someone else huh?’
Alice couldnt say anything but she was thinking, if Tony didnt love her but loved someone else, what would she do? How would she feel? She lowered the gun.
‘will you be able to live without Tony?’
‘no’ she answered.
‘thats how i cant live without you’
‘believe me Alice, i love you. If i am a monster today, its because of the kind of love i have for you’ Gilbert said and before Alice could blink, he was on his knees and that was when Alice noticed the tears in his eyes.
He grabbed her legs and she started hearing sobs from him. Mehn! This guy was crying? Like seriously.
‘Alice, please accept me. I swear i can make you happy more than any other man in this world would. I may not be as rich as Tony Brown but i know that……’
‘stop it Gilbert, stop it!’ Alice cut in angrily ‘what are you trying to say? That i dated Tony for his money? Huh?? Is that what you are trying to say?’
Gilbert raised his tear stained face. ‘i’m so sorry. I didnt mean it that way. I never said you dated him because of his money but hey, i love you more and if only you could give me just half of the love you have for him. I will make you the happiest woman on earth’
Alice hissed. Though she felt sorry for him but that was not the reason she was here. She came to end everything once and for all. Tell him, she doesnt love him and make him stay away. But on a second note. She remembered she had told him that a million times and that hasnt made him stay away.
‘Gilbert,’ she pushed him away and sat on a sofa ‘i will say this again. I dont love you. I. DONT. LOVE. YOU. I really dont want to say this again. Let me be. You will find a woman who would love you for who you are. You are not getting any younger Gilbert so stop chasing shadows. I beg of you please,’ she stood up ‘really. I came to shoot you. Yes i wanted to kill you so badly i stole my late father’s gun. I wanted to shoot you and shoot my self but your emotional display saved you’ she tucked the gun in her jeans ‘and saved me too’
She walked to the door, determined to leave but seeing Gilbert in that condition, she couldnt. She felt sorry for him and she kinda understood his plight. How it would pain her if someone she loves loves another. But she couldnt bring herself to love him. She was in love with Tony. Tony and no one else.
She hoped he got the message when she told him he didnt love her. She wanted to hope his episode was over. She really hoped so. Now, more than ever she wanted to see Tony. Explain everything and make up with him.
She wanted to know that Gilbert was out of the way. So she could concentrate more on Maria. Though she knew Maria was going to be a hard nut to crack. But she was determined to try.
She realised the mistake she made two weeks when she broke up with Tony. She wanted to do it for him and his daughter. She thought it was an act of bravery and that God would reward her for saving a father and daughter relationship but now she knew she was wrong.
She couldnt fight for their love. She couldnt stand the war. She left him shattered and she knew it. She realised she was only thinking of herself, not thinking about how he would feel.
‘Gilbert,’ she called softly still standing at the door ‘i’m sorry if i’ve hurt you one way or the other but i dont love you. I hope you can understand that. We can be best of friends but no strains attached please. My heart belongs to Tony and him alone. Please try to understand’
‘ but his daughter doesnt like you. She hates you’ Gilbert said.
She wanted to ask him how he knew that but she just shrugged.
‘its doesnt matter because i love her as my daughter. I want nothing but to become a mother to her. Its okay if she doesnt like me. I cant force her. I cant force anyone to like me because if they ever like me, it wont be from the depth of their hearts. Unlike you Gilbert’ She turned and opened the door.
And then she froze. Maria was standing there and obviously listening to their conversation.
‘do you love my dad?’ Maria asked softly and for a moment Alice felt like she was going to accept her….. But she was wrong
To Be Continued