THE SMILE OF TERROR
Alfred sat in the sofa of his living
room thinking very hard, he was happy that Jane had not accused
him of raping her in her drunken
state. She saw it herself anyways
how he panicked when they
discovered that they had had sex. He
knew he had drunk but not to the extent of having sex unconsciously,
with Jane especially. There was this
missing link that the two could not
figure out, Jane remembered having
a drink with Stanely and nothing else
while Alfred remembered going to the guest house with Cathy, so that
missing link was the great mystery
that they couldn’t unlock.
Was it all a hallucination?
Jane on the other hand was very
frustrated, she had unconsciously slept with her best-friend’s boyfriend
but she didn’t blame him, she placed
the blame on Stanely whom she was
going to meet but had decided not to
show up and couldn’t even call her to
explain why. If he had showed up she wouldn’t have ended up in bed
They had agreed not to tell anyone
that they had sex, because it was like
something in a dream, something
unreal and non of them had enjoyed even a small part of it, so it was as
good as people who had not done it.
Isabelle on the other hand was very
happy and eager to share the good
news with her bestfriend Lucy.
She had promised to come to her house and hear the goodnews but 15
minutes had passed past the
appointed time, so Isabelle decided
to follow her to her house.
“Hey, you are here” called Lucy upon
seeing her “Yeah,” she answered with a very
wide and bright smile exposing the
ice white teeth. “I couldn’t wait” she
Lucy had just been given clothes by
her aunt to wash and Isabelle understood her delayal.
“So what’s the news? ” asked Lucy,
offering her friend the chair she had
sat on and moving to the rock which
was a few inches away
“Alfred, ” she said excitedly “Ehe, what about Alfred”
“He is dead” she smiled
“Oh no, Thats not possible! ”
exclaimed Lucy , now looking at her
friend angrily” Is that the goodnews
you couldn’t wait to tell me? ” “Yes” answered Isabelle “but Thats
not the best part, the best part is that
he is not aware that he is dead”
Lucy looked at her friend bewildered,
trying to digest her words but she
couldn’t understand “I have torn his life in shredds but he
has no idea, he will dearly pay for
everything he did to me” she said
“So you mean he is not physically
dead” said Lucy and Isabelle nodded her head. “What have you done? ”
“Haha I have made him sleep with
his girlfriend’s best friend” said
Isabelle very happily
“He slept with Jane, they were having
some drinks at Arizona, Roy who has been stalking him for weeks called
me as soon as they sat together.
They ordered beer and hey am so
happy girl, you know like everything
happened so perfectly” she said
excitedly “What do you mean, continue, what
happened? ” Lucy said impatiently.
“Okey” she said sitting very
comfortably in the chair “of all the
places it had to be Arizona where
Roy’s young brother works as a waiter , so he told him to put a little
bit of a something in their drinks,,,
you know that stuff I bought from
agogo, which made them dizzy and
slowly increased their sexual
appetite, after a few bottles they had become very sexually aroused and
their vision became blurred and
forgot everything, the only thing on
their mind was sex”
Lucy’s mouth was hanging open.
She knew that her friend was very crazy but not that wicked and she
was even boasting. She looked at
her with wide opened eyes.
“Isabelle how could you do that, did
you have to go that far? ”
“What are you saying? ” she asked with a low pitched tone which was
hiding loads of anger
“You wanted me to forgive him,? he
came after me , begging me to be his
girlfriend, dumped me a week later
without pity, called me again and apologised but wat did he do, slept
with me and immediately broke up
with me. I will destroy Alfred until he
becomes a nobody”
Lucy could see that her friend was
really determined, she could see that in her eyes was so much hatred and
seemed to have the ability to kill.
Some months ago Isabelle had asked
her to escort her to Agogo for
something, she gave her the same
powder for sex appetite and told her to use only a small amount . she
wondered if the man who had put
that stuff in the unlucky friends’ beer
had put the correct amount.
Isabelle had photos of them having a
drink at the bar and of them in bed at the Guest house as they had not
even locked the door
Tom had rehearsed a speech that
was to be delivered to Leah.
She had become obsessed with him
and he thought if he didn’t break up wirh her she would soon introduce
him to her entire family.
He had tried ignoring her but she
never complained, she was dedicated
to keeping her relationship. The
previous ones had failed to work because of the mistakes she made
but she had learnt a great deal of
things from magazines ‘How to keep
a man’ ‘How to make him love you
more’ and other related articlemore’ and other related articles.
When she went to visit him that evening, his heart begun to race
rapidly. He realised that proposing is
easier than that breaking up.
‘I didn’t propose her anyways’ he
“Honey, did I tell you that next weekend we are having a little party
at home, I told them that am going
with you, please dont say no my
love” she said grasping his hand and
putting her head on his shoulder.
‘Now is not the time to tell her,’ he thought
“Yes we will go” he told her. She
kissed him on the cheek and hugged
“You are the best” she said. After
minutes she went back to her hostel. In the latest magazine she had learnt
that spending too much time with
your boyfriend if you are the one who
initiated the meeting was a turn off
The dilemma continued for him, if he went to the party, it means he would
be introduced to her family which
would be the worst mistake.
He decided to go to her hostel and
tell her that they needed to break up.
He knocked on the door and Leah opened the door.
She couldn’t believe it, so the
magazine was right, meet him for a
short time and he will follow you to
spend long hours with you.
“Come in please” she said calmly. The magazine said that don’t show
too much excitement when he does
something very good because its his
duty to do so, celebrate in your heart
but not outward, so that he doesn’t
think he is doing you a favour when its actually his duty.
“Can we talk outside” he said.
Leah’s heart begun thumping very
loudly, she didn’t know if it was
something bad of which she had a
feeling it was. He had sounded a bit serious and that was very
“Alright let’s go” she said quietly,
leading the way.
They decided to sit on a concrete
just outside the hostel “I hope all is well my love” she said.
“Yeah all is well, only a small
problem, Leah you are a great person
and I want you yo know that I will
always adore you” These words
could have flattered her and leaving her hanging on the moon but they
made her very sad, anticipating what
“I’m very sorry that I started
something with you, that bond that
held us together seems to have been cut loose on my side”
“Just say what you came here to
say” she said harshly
“Alright, am sorry but I would like us
to go seperate ways” he whisppered
“Are you breaking up with me” she asked amidst sobs
He put his hand on her shoulder but
she threw it
“Why, why are you breaking up with
“Uhmm well feelings” he said trying to choose his words carefully, “they
“Then why did you propose to me? ”
‘I never proposed to you’ his mind
screamed but he wasn’t going to say
such a harsh word “Feelings” he said indignantly “they
were there. ”
” Tom did you love me? ”
He opened his mouth but no word
came out, he knew that more
questions would simply hurt her. “Answer me, are you suddenly dumb?
” she shouted
“Yes,, no ” he said “I mean , yeah , I
thought I loved you, when Cathy told
me that she had a boyfriend I was
very heart broken and you were like an umbrella in the storm that,,, ”
“So the storm is over and I ve
become useless” she interrupted
“No its not like”
“Shut up” tears were now streaming
down her face uncontrollably “dont try to deny it”
Tom’s friends had told him that if a
woman beats you and insults you
when breaking up with her then she
won’t bear a grudge against you, but
if she just cries then expect more, he now didn’t know what to expect. He
hopefully waited for a slap but it
never saw his face.
She stood from there and went to
Cathy’s room. Her friends had taught
her that what you can’t get by talking use pity, if pity still doesn’t work, use
force and she was going to do just
that. She knocked on the door and
Cathy opened it.
“Leah, you are crying ” she said
asking her in. Tom went back to the room with a
heavy heart and confused head.
“This is why I never wanted this
dating stuff, its complicated” he said
To Be Continued .