THE SMILE OF TERROR
Mary made herself comfortable in the
chair and turning to Jane she said. “My husband spent two nights here”
“Yeah, but nothing happened” she
said without an expression on her
“Do you still like him?” Asked Mary
seriously “No I dont, why should I?” Retorted
“But then why did you call him and
why did yiu make him spend nights
here?” Asked the woman.
“Hey lady look here, the one with the problem here is your husband, he is
the one you should be talking to”
said Cathy defensively
“I called him because I needed help”
“Okey I just want to make it very clear to you that I love Stanely very
much” she said haughtily.
“Well then it might intrest you to
know that am not intrested in your
man” answered Jane.
“When I met Stan , he was very devastated, he had lost his lover
,whom he had so much loved, he was
about to propose to her but she
disappointed him, she got pregnant
for another man and even later got
married to him, can you imagine some women”
“Mary behave yourself ” said Cathy
“Dont you dare accuse me of things
you know nothing about, dont you
dare think you can judge me” Jabe said furiously ,now beads of sweat
beginning to drip profusely.
“Hey miss tame your temper” she
” I found Stan when he was at his
lowest, I tried to bring him back to life but it was hard, we however
became best of friends over time and
he confided in me a lot of things. I
tried to initiate a relationship but he
didn’t seem intrested , I thought it
was the only way to help him recover, but it looks like the wound was really
deep,I persevered and it looks like he
dated me out of trying to be grateful
for being by his side, during the
friendship phase he had told me
repeatedly how much he loved you, but do you know the surprising thing
about when I first met him?” Asked
Mary posing and looking at her
“What?” They both asked at the same
time, they were listening to her attentively.
Mary laughed at them.
“Well he had a wedding ring on his
finger,” she said taking a deep
“Ahh how?why?” Asked Jane who was as confused as you are right
now, why would he wear a wedding
ring before marriage.
“He did not want to move on, he did
not want to appear available , he
wanted women to think that he was married, he loved only you”
Jane did not know whether to be sad
or not, but she maintained the same
“The truth is that I and him are not
married, he has been wearing that ring since you broke up”
Unbeknowest to her, Jane smiled.
“You are smiling, do you still like
him?” Asked Mary and Jane quickly
switched to a serious face.
“Why are you telling me all this?” Asked Jane.
“Because I have come to hand him
over to you” said Mary
“Well I dont need him” answered
“If you mess up this time ,I will get him for good” she warned.
“so why are you giving up on him
since you love him so much” asked
“Because I love him very much”
answered Mary. “I always want to see him happy and it looks like you alone
can make him happy, he lives like a
ghost and if we got married, it would
be a loveless relationship, I want him
to be happy, so just make him happy
for me, if you fail I ll deal with you” Jane and Cathy looked at each other
“Well that should have come from
Stanely and not you, did Stanely
send you to say all these things?”
“No one sent me, Stanely doesnt even know that am here” she said.
“Am taking my leave,if you fail to
make things work, I will come to grab
him, I ll be watching you” she rose
and walked away.
“What was that” asked Cathy laughing,
“I really dont know” answered Jane.
“I find her funny you know, she is so
“Do you think its true?” Asked Cathy
“What?” “That Stanely is unmarried” said
Cathy moving to where Jane was
“Well I dont know if its good news or
not” said Jane.
“Call Stanely and ask him if at all its true, but Jane refused, her ego did
not allow her to do that.
” just get ready, we are going to
Alfred’s house” said Jane.
30 minutes later, they were at
Alfred’s house. “What do you want” he asked them
“We have come to see you” said
“We have something to discuss, may
we come in?” They entered the house and Alfred
offered them some Juice.
“Cathy here has something to tell
you” said Jane.
Alfred’s eyes shifted from Jane to
Cathy, she was in a purple flaired dress, she had tied her hair into a
pony. Her face very clear as always.
“Uhmm,,,” Cathy cleared her throat.
“I have come to ask for your
forgiveness, my anger had gotten the
worst out of me, I didn’t know that you were also just victims of
Isabelle’s plots, am very sorry for the
harm I caused you, if I could reverse
time, I would do the right thing.”
There was silence in the house.
Alfred looked down then looked up, Cathy was starring at him.
“Am sorry but I can’t forgive you, I
lost my child because of you”
Jane got up and walked to him.
“What did you just say?” She asked
him. “Who should be more upset between
you and me, you never even really
wanted that child in the first place,
you wanted me to abort her, am the
one who carried her for nine months,
and am the one who delivered, I went through more suffering than you, so
just behave” she said roughly which
shocked both Alfred and Cathy.
Alfred was speechless, Cathy almost
laughed at Jane’s courage and Alfred
‘s humbleness. “Alright, I forgive you, but we can’t be
friends again. ” said Alfred.
“She didn’t come here to beg for
friendship but forgiveness” said
“Thank you for your forgiveness” said Cathy but Alfred didn’t answer.
“We are going ,thanks for the juice,
only next time dont over dilute it”
said Jane and Cathy laughed, Alfred
caught a glimpse of her smile and
quickly looked away, it was capable of making him refall for her,he didn’t
The ladies stood to leave and while
they were halfway across the
room,Jane turned and said to Afred.
“Uhhm dont you think you are forgetting something? ”
“What?” Asked Alfred.
“Apologising to me and Cathy”
“To Cathy for impregnanting her
friend and even marrying her without telling her, and for not being there for
her when she lost,,,” said Jane “her
mum” she said in sign language so
that Cathy wouldn’t hear.
“And you?” Asked Afred.
“And me for all the mistreatment I received while living with you”
“Alright” said Alfred.
He started by apologising to Cathy.
“I didn’t know how to tell you without
breaking your heart and losing you”
he ended his apology. Then he apologised to Jane and
“No woman deserves to be treated
the way I treated you, am very sorry”
The girls smiled and told him that all
was but a past now. They left and went to Jane’s house.
“We have to call Stanely now” said
Cathy but Jane refused.
“If he is serious,he will come” she
Cathy grabbed Jane’s phone and rushed to the bedroom and locked
Jane banged on the door
“Cathy if I open this door ,you are
dead,dont do anything stupid.
” Hey a lady called Mary came to my house, any idea who she is”Cathy
sent the message to Stanely who
Cathy opened the door and gave the
phone to Jane,
“what did you tell him you fool” said Jane grabbing back the phone.
“That a woman called Mary came”
“Hello” said Jane on the phone.
“Alright” she answered and hang up.
” He is on his way” said Jane excitedly .
“Well I better be going” said Cathy.
“No ,stay” begged Jane.
“You want me to watch your
romancing?” She smiled.
“Go and kiss Jathy a goodbye” suggested Jane.
Cathy went to the bedroom and
picked the teddybear on the bed,
“Stay well Jathy, I love you very
much, dont eavesdrop to what big
people will be talking about here okey?” She said pecking it.
She went to her house and Jane
escorted her and promised to update
her on everything.
“What do I do now, its quete boring”
said Cathy to herself. She got the Bible and went to her
Stanely arrived at Jane’s house in no
Jane acted very formal, while
celebrating in her heart. “So Mary came here?” Said Stanely.
“Yes she did” she answered .
“To do what?”
“to tell me how you met and how she
thinks you dont love her and in love
with someone else” said Jane “Oh I see, did she tell you who that
someone else could be?” Asked
“According to her, its me” she
“Did you believe her?” He asked “No” she lied.
“Did she tell you about the ring?”
“Yes” answered Jane.
“Well everything she told you is true,
she told me that she came here to
try and make things work for me and you but I thought she lied. She is a
good woman but my heart does not
belong to her but to you” said
‘OMG! I just wish I could record you
right now’ she thought. She was so happy that keeping calm
was so hard but she managed to
“Please give me a second chance
and forgive me for not believing you”
begged Stanely. Jane hugged him and they spent the
rest of the afternoon chatting. She
couldnt wait to tell Cathy the good
“Now I can even remove the ring” he
To Be Continued