THE SMILE OF TERROR
Alfred moved closer to Isabelle
“You are so beautiful” he said and she blushed
“Do you mind if we finish our drinks
from the bedroom? ” he asked
She winked and smiled. He led her to
the bedroom. He ran his fingers through her the bedroom. He ran his fingers through her hair
which had a very pleasant scent. She
tilted her head and kissed him. One
thing led to another.
An hour later, Isabelle came out of
the bed sheets and put on her dress. Everything had gone according to
what she had imagined. Finally he
was all hers.
She had fought a big battle
“That was great honey” she said
putting her hand around his shoulder, he was seated at the edge
of the bed, not moving, like a statue.
He threw her hand and turned to her.
“Leave my house right now! ” he
growled. She jumped back with a
frightened smile. She couldn’t understand the change in mood and
thought he was teasing her.
“I never want to see you again, you
are a whore. For your information,
Cathy has forgiven me and even if
she had not I would never be with a person like you. You are a snake! ”
he shouted fiercely.
Isabelle could feel her blood getting
cold. She grew numb and her head
froze. She stared at him to figure out
if he was serious or maybe it was just a sily joke
“Wa,,, wai,, wai,, wait” she stammered
not knowing how to express herself.
“You called me here, had sex with
me and now you are telling me that
am a whore. You used me, did you just want to use me? Why can’t it be
me, why can’t it be me that you love.
Why did you do this, why didn’t you
just tell me that you dont want me? ”
“Used you, are you sure I used you,with you anyone can come in
and go as they wish. You can never
seperate me from Cathy, now leave
my house and never come here”
It was around 9 pm and Isabelle
silently picked her bag and left. At Safaris a week later , the three
bachelors were having a drink and
“Frank did Alfred tell you that he
slept with a girl just to take revenge
on her” asked Kelvin “What! ” exclaimed Frank
“Yes, he slept with Isabelle and
dumped her immediately after sex”
“Woh woh Alfred tell me its a joke”
“Well yes, she is stupid and I had to hurt her as much as she hurt me,
she almost seperated me from Cathy
man. ” the two bachelors laughed at
“And you feel no fling for the girl? Is
she really great in,,, ” “I don’t know, maybe she is or not, I
really dont care, am just happy that I
managed to take my revenge” he
“Hope you used a condom” said
Kelvin “Ofcousre man, am not careless” he
“Just be careful” said Frank “women
are dangerous, she might be
planning something evil for you right
now. ” Soon It was June and it was time for
mid year exams. Cathy became very
busy with school work just like every
Alfred reduced on calling to give her
time for studies. They finished writing in three weeks and were
given a one week break, only those
with homes near went home.
It was during that time that Alfred
decided to visit Cathy. He arrived
early in the morning on friday and Cathy went to pick him from town.
They came to campus together.
They were so happy to be together
“You are still handsome” said Cathy
“You are more beautiful” answered Alfred.
As they entered campus they met
“Come greet my hubby to be, his
name is Alfred” said Cathy. Tom
hesitantly brought fourth his hand and greeted him.
“Honey this is Tom my friend”
After the brief introductions, Tom left
with a heavy heart.
Cathy had told him some time back
that she had broken up with her boyfriend, was she just lying or
maybe they had gotten back
together? . He realised how much he
He was stuck with Leah because of
somethings but right there he realised that Cathy is the one he
He didn’t see himself getting marrieHe didn’t see himself getting married
to Leah in the future.
In the evening, Kay left school for
weekend. “It was good seeing you Mr Alfred,
hope to see you again. Enjoy your
stay here, I am going home. ”
She called her boyfriend and went to
his house for the weekend.
“I can’t believe that am finally seeing you. I love you so much” said Alfred.
They had the whole night to
themselves, chatting about everything
and updating each other about alot of
things until they were too tired to
talk. The following day they went to Ibis
garden for their picnic. They
connected with other couples and
had a lot of games. They went back
to campus in the evening.
They spent the following day in the hostel, re-exchanging promises and
vows. The love had been rekindled
and Cathy wondered why she almost
He was still the sweet romantic
Alfred whom she had known at the beginning of their relationship.
“I think I was just infatuated with
Tom” she thought.
The following day monday morning,
he left for town to go back home.
She escorted him and went back after the bus had left.
She met Tom on her way back.
“Where are you coming from, without
books? ” he Asked
“From escorting Alfred” she answered
“Oh I see, so you didn’t break up? ” “We did but I decided to forgive him”
“And all this time, I thought you liked
me” he said.
“No, you are my friend, thats not
possible” she laughed
‘Friend zoned’ he thought. ‘So I misinterpreted her actions, she
felt nothing for me. to her am just a
friend.”he muttered to himself’
Isabelle was thinking critically on
how to punish Alfred as much as he
had punished her. Lucy had told her to drop the fight but she said she
never gave up in war.
“He will one day sit down and
remember that there used to be
Isabelle and at that thought he will
shed tears” she had told herself. Cathy’s mother was becoming more
and more isolated from people. She
spoke less to friends at work and
only spoke to Cathy on weekends
unless she called.
The death of Melody her sister in law had brought a drastic changThe death of Melody her sister in law had brought a drastic change upon
She remembered how her late
husband had emphasised on his love
for his sister.
“I love her more than I love myself. I love you more, and she is my number
two woman, our daughter if we will
have one, one day, will replace you
and you will be on second position”
He had told her years ago before
they even got married. And now both her husband and his sister had died.
The diary had become her best
friend, she scribbled words in it ,
everyday . each day the handwriting
becoming very bad and hard to read.
Two months from Alfred’s visit to Cathy’s University, on the 8 th of
September, Alfred recorded the most
tragic incidence of his life. Not only
him but Jane as well.
It was on a very good sunny Sunday
afternoon. Jane had coincidentally bumped into Alfred who was having a
drink at Arizona bar and restaraunt.
Jane had gone to meet someone and
decided to pass time chatting to
Alfred as she waited for her friend .
To Be Continued