WEB OF MISTAKES
“I’m sorry. I never heard you knock and I didn’t know you walked
“What’s up with you, Jess,” Shirley asked, sitting on the bed. She
held her hand. “Talk to me. Your mum is sick worried about you
and your brother is. We all are. Why don’t you say what’s wrong
and together, we’ll help you out?”
“I want to. But I don’t want to tell mum. She’ll want me to do things
I don’t want to do. She’ll die of worry. I don’t want that.”
“Then tell me, speak to me. What happened to you.”
Jessica opened up. “That same night. The night I was almost
killed. I dream about it almost everyday. I am scared, I feel like I’ll
soon die. I dreamt about it today. Just some few minutes back. I
don’t feel safe anymore.”
This time, tears were clouded in Jessica’s eyes, she let them fall,
washing her eyes. She choked several times while speaking.
Drawing nearer to Jessica, Shirley gave her hand a light squeeze
and gave a big hug. She tried the best possible way to console her
friend. Jessica was hurting and she knew it, she was hurting too.
She couldn’t bear to see her that way, she had to do something
and do it fast. Jessica’s life was in danger and she needed to help
her. If anything happened to Jess, she would never forgive herself.
“Jess, calm down. I’m with you now. Come one, no need to cry,
you’re safe with me.” She dried her tears.
“I suggest we investigate this matter, I know you have no enemies
but you have one now. We have to get to the bottom of this.”
“No, Shirley. I don’t want to have anything to do with the police, I
don’t want to involve them. I don’t just want to.”
“We’ll investigate privately, no one will have to know.”
Jessica pressed. “Guns and the rest will be used, the same
“You’re not helping matters. Its your life we’re talking about here!
Listen. If you don’t think about yourself, think about us-me, your
mum and your brother. Your only family. Don’t you think you’re
Jessica saw sense in Shirley’s statement. She still refused to
comply. She refused to believe someone would wanna harm her.
That still frightened her. She was strong willed. “I understand.
Shirley, its my life. Maybe it was all a misunderstanding. If the
attempt on my life repeats itself, I will heed your advice.”
D–n it! She’d be dead then. Shirley was sure her friend had gone
nuts. Didn’t she love her life?
“Then think about the /real/ person in question if you think its not
you. You could help save her life.”
“I’m a doctor, I save lives.”
“Jessica!” Shirley tried sounding cool. Inside, she was burning
with rage. “At least, let the cops know and they’ll do their job. I’m a
lawyer, I’ll help.”
“I insist. They promised to help my dad, didn’t they? They failed.
The case is closed now. I don’t have faith in them.” Jessica was
being unreasonable and she knew it. Her dad had died quite
alright, but he was killed, poisoned, by who? No one knew, not
even the so-called cops, she’d given them everything just to save
her dad, yet they failed. She vowed they were all useless and didn’t
want to have anything to do with them.
Shirley should know, but her friend still had faith in them. Mistakes
do happen, don’t they? And she was sure they person behind it
was all smart, very smart. He covered all his tracks.
She would help herself and she would do so without the cops only
if the second attempt comes again. Was she even sure what to
do? She didn’t know were that strong will came from, but she was
going to heed to that. D–n the police for now!
Shirley gave up. She percieved Jessica spoke all that cuz of her
dad’s sad death. They’d all forgotten about it. “If you don’t want to
contact the police, what should we do? That’s only what I have in
“I don’t know yet, I’m confused.” She knew Shirley was hurt.
“Come here,” said Shirley opening her arms.
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