( don’t you think )
” What are you saying Eric? I was thinking you will help me get her back to the company but I see it’s reverse ”
I said angrily to my best friend who just sat watching me like a movie.
I know I have messed up but, I can’t deny the fact that I miss her and I think I should admit to the fact that I am attracted to her at least.
I don’t care if she have kids, if the father doesn’t show up. I will take responsibility!
I am ready to do anything to get her back but, I am equally scared of facing her.
” You told me she quitted right? but you never told me you poured a hot water on her, how could you have done that Jeff? That’s so callus ”
I bowed my head in guilt! I know right? I have done terrible things to her and I know she won’t forgive me that easily.
That’s why I want her at my sister’s birthday party, I could use that opportunity to set things right with her.
” I know I did that but believe me, I regret it ” the said sincerely.
” I am glad you finally met someone that will bring you back to your normal self Jeff , just look at how you look like a lovestruck idiot ”
He said laughing and he glared at him!
Nothing’s funny here please!
” I can’t believe you actually regretted your actions for the very first time dude , you see Alexa? She deserves some accolades , the very best ”
He said and I nodded, she deserves some accolades!
” What do I do Eric, I am so confused. I want her back like I said be…”
” Think of something else,. she’s not coming back to work for you. Even if she agrees, my brother will never agree to that, he will use that opportunity to kick your ass like he’s boiling to do ”
Huh? His brother?
” Your brother?”
” Yes dummy, my brother. Andrew is my younger brother and up till now, he’s very mad at you for what you did to his best friend. Just don’t let him see you else, he will devour you ”
Seriously? I can’t believe this!
” Devour me? He can’t do that you know ” I said proudly and he chuckled.
” Admit I can beat you Jeffery ” he said and I rolled my eyes.
” You can’t ” I replied blatantly
” Well, either you accept it or not, my brother Andrew might be younger than us but he’s got the power of a lion. Do not come close to him , I am giving you a friendly advice ”
Seriously, what he says made me a little scared.
That very Andrew I saw that day? He wants to beat me up? Forgetting my status? We
This is serious!
” There’s this interesting thing she told me about her yesterday and it’s related to her kids ”
As much as I felt a pang of jealousy in my heart, I am so interested in hearing this.
She was with me for almost a month and we never got along but just a day she spent with him.
She’d trust him enough to tell him about her!
I am hurt! Will she ever trust me like that?
How can she when I have that intimidating aura around me all the times?
” What?” I asked curiously.
” As we were having lunch, I asked her about the father of her kids. She was reluctant to tell me at first but she did anyways, she trust my brother so she should trust me too ”
” She said what I am still finding hard to believe ” he said staring at me.
” Say it already Eric ” I urged.
” She doesn’t know the father of her kids”
What? How’s that possible?
” I don’t get it, that’s not possible right? How can she say she doesn’t know the father of her kids? Was she raped? ”
” No, according to her, she had a night with a stranger and boom! It resulted in a pregnancy four years ago ”
Wait! A stranger? How? Where? Why?
” Jeff, does this thing make any sense to you? Cause it does to me”
” I am so confused Eric, I don’t understand it. How can she give her body to some random guy? ”
I asked .
” Well, according to her. She was under the influence of alcohol at the party. Jeff, about the lady you had an encounter with four years back , you were drunk but it was a night stand too, don’t you think she’s…”
No! She can’t be the one can she?
” Don’t think about that Eric, she’s not the one! Definitely not! ”
I said shaking my head.
” I have a plan and Andrew have to be involved before it can be carried out, so I guess you should sort out your mess with him ”
📲 Hello Alexa 📲
I paused playing with Emma’s hair as I heard the caller mention my name.
📲 Good evening 📲
I greeted politely.
📲 Yeah evening, this is Edna. The lady you met yesterday 📲
📲 I am sorry I didn’t recognize your voice 📲
📲 It’s nothing, so how are you📲
📲 I am fine and you? 📲
📲 Fine too, I want to officially invite my new friend to my birthday party tomorrow evening please don’t say no, please…pretty 📲
She whined and I giggled!
📲 Happy birthday in advance Edna 📲
📲 Thank you but I still want you to attend the party to honour our new friendship 📲
She said .
I glanced at Evan and Emma and sighed! Will Andrew be at home tomorrow?.
I can’t leave them all by themselves, I can’t at all!
📲 Are you there Alexa? 📲
Her voice came in again. I can’t remember the last time I went!
Or perhaps! The last time was the day Jason cheated on me.
The day that brought about Emma and Evan. Can I ever forget that?
📲 Uhmm yeah , I will attend to your party 📲
📲 Yaaayy! Thank you so much Alexa, I will text you the address right away and I love you 📲
She yelled excitedly and hung up.
I will just have to plead with Andrew to look after them for me.
Maybe tomorrow’s party might create a difference.
A different from what happened four years ago.
( The birthday party)
I sat as the beauticians did magic on my face.
I can’t wait to be at the party already, I am very certain Jeffery will trip for me.
” We are done ma’am ” one of them said and the other put on my heels for me.
I went to the mirror to take a look at myself and wow! I look so breathtaking.
This is so going to be good!
” I guess Dad already paid you” I said to them and they nodded.
” Yes ma’am he did ”
” Alright, thank you and your service is over ” I said picking up my bag and walking elegantly out of my room
I reached downstairs to see Dad waiting for me.
” Take a look at your angel Dad ” I said spreading my arms widely.
” Wow, you look absolutely stunning ” he complimented.
” Thank you Dad and you don’t look bad either, you look handsome as always ”
” I know right”
” Let’s get going already, I don’t want to miss any event and again, I want to be by my fiance till the end of the party ” I said taking the lead out of the sitting room .
” Yeah, I can’t wait to see my best couples together ”
” Ugh Andrew, I never told you I was going to look for a husband ” I said groaning.
It’s been almost two hours sincerely he’s been making me up and he’s not done yet, I feel frustrated already .
” Chillax buttercup, I am almost done. I don’t want my best going to a party and looking like a zombie no do I?”
He said applying whatever on my face.
” Yeah, this, here, done ” he clapped his hand grinning.
” Isn’t my best friend the most beautiful lady in the world? I a sure you will outshine the birthday girl herself ” he said and I chuckled.
” Get me the mirror, I need to see myself ” I said to him.
” As you wish my lady ” he bowed and left to get it for me.
If there’s any word like drama king then that’s what he is.
He came back with it minutes later and I look at myself.
My jaw almost dropped on the floor!
Gosh! This guy is so talented!
” I look beautiful ” I said sincerely.
” That’s my handwork, although you are beautiful with or without make up ” he said and I giggled.
” I am wondering why you don’t have your beauty shop yet ” I said and he shrugged
” Well, that’s because I have passion for modelling the more, I can’t combine the two together plus babysitting the kids all the time ”
He said and I felt a little guilty, I have really left a lot of responsibilities on his shoulder.
” I am really sorry Andrew, when things get better. I will get a nanny for them ” I replied sincerely.
His head snapped at me and came closer.
” Buttercup, I didn’t mean to make you feel that way. I am always here for you and I am not complaining ”
He said cupping my cheeks.
” Thank you Andrew ”
” You are we….”
” Mummy ” Evan and Emma yelled from the door.
” What is it kids?”
” You look so beautiful ” they chorused.
Ah! I thought something was happening!
” Thank you but you scared mummy ” I said to them
” We are sorry but mummy, were are you going to?” Emma asked.
” Yes, are you going out with daddy?”
I froze on my seat as I heard Evan’s question.
I was hoping they would forget about their daddy but I guess it’s not happening!
” Kids! Mummy is going out with daddy and by weekend, we will go see him ”
I glanced at Andrew and he looked away.
Why’s he giving them false hope? Or is it to make them happy?
” Yes! We will finally meet our Daddy, I know he returned with a lot of money and we will live comfortably. Right mummy?” Evan asked.
” Y..yes baby, we will live comfortably ” I replied.
What game is Andrew playing? I glanced at him again and saw that he wasn’t looking at me.
” Your should leave already buttercup, you are getting late ”
” Are you sure she’s going to come?” I asked Edna for the umpteenth time n
I just feel nervous about everything.
She sat elegantly in her party dress, I can’t deny it. She looks so beautiful.
” I am sure Jeff, I called her some minutes ago and she told me she was on her way so stop being worked up ”
She said and I breathed out, I have never been this nervous all my life.
” I can’t believe I am seeing this side of my brother, this girl has changed you so much bro ” she said chuckling .
I just looked away and chose to ignore her, that’s the least of my problems.
I am still scared of approaching her and to worsen it all, all the apologies I learnt are gone.
I just hope I don’t mess up, I can’t loose this one chance that I have.
I have already apologized to Andrew, all Thanks to Eric.
We will do that after this birthday party.
Anytime Andrew is free to bring the kids over.
He felt reluctant at first but he agreed though.
” Bro, come see who we have here. She’s here, I told you she was going to come. Just take. Look at her, she looks so beautiful ”
She said dragging me to her window.
My eyes landed on a lady and I blinked my eyes in surprise.
Is that really Alexa? She wore a seductive gown hugging all her curves.
She looks extremely gorgeous! More like that day we went for a meeting.
” C’mon bro, enough of the stare. I am going to meet her now while you wait for us at the hallway, I will bring her there and you can mess up if you wish”
She said and dashed out of the room.
” Look who we have here ”
My head snapped at the voice and I breathed out in relief.
I thought I won’t see her and seeing this guy’s giving me a creepy look scares me .
” Ah! Birthday baby, I was about calling you on the phone ” I said giving her a hug.
” Hope I didn’t keep you waiting for long?” She asked and I shook my head.
” You didn’t, happy birthday baby girl. Here, I brought this for you as your birthday present ”
I said giving her the wrapped gift I brought for her.
” Thank you Alexa and thank you for honouring my invitation”
” You are welcome ” I simply replied.
” Let’s go ” she held my hand and we began walking away.
We stopped at a less busy place in the mansion.
Her parents must be very rich! This mansion is so big and beautiful.
This place looks like a hallway and no body was here like where we left earlier that was occupied.
The party haven’t started !
” Wait here, I will be right back ” she said and began walking through the direction we came from.
I should use this time to explore here before she comes back.
Not quite long after she was gone, I heard someone called my name.
Oh! I am probably hallucinating, I am sure no one knows me here.
” Alexa ”
I jolted in fear as the voice came very near.
I was ready to run when someone held my wrist.
Oh God! Don’t tell me I was set up. They finally wants to kill me.
I turned around to see who it was to discover that it was…..
” Mr…. Kingsley?”