*SHADOWS OF ROMANCE EPISODE 7*
I was very restless that fateful night. I was just a step away from turning Irene away from Jay. I was so close, very close. How could i sleep.
Early the next morning. I headed over to her place to confirm if the tricks i pulled worked as planned. I went to Irene’s house not thinking of anything but my plans.
By 7:45am i got to her apartment and knocked anxiously on the door. I was totally anxious as ever.
The door soon opened to reveal Irene looking very terrible like someone down with a deadly flu. I smiled inside while displaying an innocent look with my face.
“you are now happy huh. It’s what you have been praying for. Yes i caught him with another lady. I did as you asked and caught Jay with a woman. I can’t believe he is cheating on me” she cried, leaving me totally relieved with her outburst. There was nothing this time to stop her from accepting me.
“be clever, boy” i quickly advised myself, rushing up to hug her with care.
“you shouldn’t be crying for anyone, more especially a big jerk like Jay. Calm down, I beg of you” i pleaded, holding her softly. She struggled and tried to break away from me but i held her strongly.
“my dear i know i shouldn’t be saying this but i think it’s good you found out Jay’s true behaviour on time. Seriously baby” i murmured carefully.
There wasn’t any doubt my feelings for Irene turned me into a very terrible person. Making me do Something very immature and irresponsible. As a human being i felt guilty and bad but the urge to continue with my plans were stronger than the guilt i was feeling.
A knock on the door quickly sounded breaking up my thoughts.
“I think Jay is here. He probably has come to beg” she informed me while i drew back with shock. Strangely it never occured to me to reason towards that direction. It never occured to me to plan what to say and how to act if Jay was to show up at her house which caused the shock i got on hearing that he was probably the person knocking. I equally knew he was going to be surprised to see me there and so had just few seconds to think out a reasonable explanation to give my friend.
I wasn’t yet ready to expose myself to him.
I bravely opened the door for Jay who gasped with surprise as he saw me.
“oh gracious lord. You are here?” he exclaimed curiously. I nervously smiled and made way for him to enter the room while Irene turned her back on us.
“so you know?” he asked suspiciously.
“know about what?” i murmured, pretending to be confused.
“yea i called your friend first thing today. I told him about your games. Just leave my house” Irene cut in with anger, saving me a whole lot of explanation. I breathed deeply and smiled with relief.
“i have things under control. Just respect her wish and leave for the moment. I’ll brief you later” i said to him convincingly. He drew back and gave me a look of trust.
“can you fix things for me?” he asked hopefully.
“of course my friend. I’ll, and before i forget, please give me Mercy’s Phone number. I hope she has left” i said curiously.
“yea i sent her home very early in the morning” he answered weakly, sharing the girl’s number with me. Moments after, he left unceremoniously, leaving me alone with Irene.
“so the girl, who is she?. You can’t believe the shock i got seeing her in his house. Gosh” Irene vibrated angrily.
“her name is Mercy. She used to be Jay’s fiancee, until he met you” i answered truthfully, drawing out a very fierce gaze from the shocked girl.
“i still can’t believe Jay could do such a thing to me” she cried softly, while i rolled my eyes with satisfaction. I couldn’t help but imagine the scene that was created in Jay’s house the previous evening.
“i can’t believe things are just going as expected” i chuckled happily, my imaginations instantly going wild with all i planned doing with the decieved girl.