Isaac had turned Jessica into a princess. The supposedly-witch-
looking Jessica was now more of an angel. She was all dressed in
blue stilleto heels, a sleeveless, fitted dress and a purse to match.
Her hair neatly tied back in a bun. Silver earnings on her ear lobes
dangled, her lips were bright red. She was gorgeous!
Evan, smartly dressed in a black coat went to them. “Hello, my
queen,” he said, taking her slender arm and kissed it. Jessica
wasn’t pleased to see Evan, she forced a smile. She hadn’t wanted
to see Evan or even meet with him, Isaac had forced her saying he
was just following orders. She had wondered if that was the same
Isaac that had rescued her from her own self.
“I’m glad you could make it. I was worried and you know….” Evan
was saying.
“Lets go in. Isaac, wait outside.”
“Yes, sir.”
Evan led Jessica into his huge mansion. Jessica looked back at
Isaac, she didn’t want to go with Evan, Isaac is the person she
wants to be with. Meanwhile, Isaac refused meeting her eyes.
Few minutes after they left, Richmond strolled into the compound,
straight to Isaac.
“You were with Jessica, today?”
“I wasn’t.”
“How come you knew where to find her?”
“It was an accident,” Isaac lied, not wanting Richmond or Evan to
find out that they both kissed.
“I was tired of waiting for Evan, so I went to get a cup of coffee.
Coincidentally, I saw Jessica, was about consoling her, Evan
“Hmm.” Richmond eyed Isaac. He hardly believed Isaac, but had
no proof to doubt him. “I hate to say this, but if you get on the way,
if you try to shatter our plans, you’ll have to die first. Lets hope
your c–k and bull story is true. Evan’s a better man for Jessica,
you’re no match for her.”
Isaac remained silent. This irritated Richmond more and more.
Fuming, he departed from Isaac.
**** **** **** ****
At Evan’s mansion, he made Jessica feel special. He apologised
for his rude behaviour earlier that day giving an excuse that it was
due to his having a bad morning.
Jessica wasn’t listening to Evan. She was wearing a white
wedding dress. Isaac dressed in a denim jean and longsleeved
white shirt, running towards Jessica with a smile on his face. The
wind was blowing quite strongly, which sent Jessica’s hair flying
in the air as she ran to meet her prince charming.
As the gap between them closed, they both stopped abruptly
looking each other intently in the eyes and grinning, with their
hearts beating very fast, their breathing heavy. Minutes later, they
were in each other’s arm. Isaac stroked her back gently,
murmuring few words into her ear.
His mouth was so close to her right eat, his breath on it caused
her to feel tingling sensations, she was pleased. She giggled like a
baby. He had said he loves her.Evan couldn’t help but stare at Jessica with his mouth agape. He
had been talking to Jessica for oever fifteen minutes. She hadn’t
responded, she just looked away and smiled. He heard her
murmur Isaac.
He was filled with rage. I knew it! He thought to himself, Jessica
was gatting to like Isaac, he had to do something quick. Get rid of
Isaac. He couldn’t let Jessica see or sense his anger, he just had
to take things easy and remain calm.
“Jessica,” he called slowly, tapping her hand for the 5th time. He
shook her gently.
“Huh?” Jessica made a sound slowly returning from the world of
fantasies to reality. She sat up straight and faced him. She cleared
her troath. “I’m sorry, you were saying?”
Evan laughed loudly, trying to be nice.
“Baby, I’ve been talking to myself since we walked in together.”
“I’ve been with you all this time, haven’t I?” She added, unsure of
what she said. Did I go anywhere? She asked herself.
Evan grinned. “Yeah. Your body was present but your mind, far, far
“Oh.” Jessica realized she’d been thinking of Isaac. Wasn’t that
real? Oh! How could I have thought of him when Evan’s here.
“Awww.” she made a face. “Evan, I’m really sorry. You know I have
a lot of problems. I can’t seem to stop thinking about them.” she
refused meeting his gaze.
“I understand, dear. I talked to your mum. I asked her about the
night you talked about, she told me everything. I was a fool for not
knowing, not even asking. Such a thing, I’m sure you’re so scared
to tell anyone about it.” He paused. He looked her direction, she
was looking down, playing with her fingers. He drew closer to her,
lifted her head up and stared into her eyes.
She tried to look away.
“Jess, look into my eyes.”
She obeyed. Saw the pain and concern in them. She studied his
face. He was really concerned about her. He was a friend, but
Isaac, oh Isaac.
“I know and understand what you are going through right now. I
feel all your pains. I am willing to scarifice everything to be in your
place.” He took her hands and kissed them.
Her eyes never left his face.
“I will protect you and always be there for you. I will never leave.
Wish it had been me that found you and not my bodyguard.” He
said that word spitefully.
“I now get all that you’ve been trough. I promise to lay down my
life for you.” He smiled. Mission accomplished. She now had a soft
spot for him. Her face was readable.
Jessica looked into his eyes and was lost in thought. Evan’s words
really consolled her, she felt alone no more. In a very long time,
words hadn’t had much effect on her, Shirley consolled with her
hugs and sweet talks, Isaac did with actions. But Evan was
different, he had used words only. His actions could help me more
and more. I can get to trust him. There was this doubt in her, but
she couldn’t place her fingers on it. She exhaled.
Evan didn’t give Jessica a chance to speak, he stood up, lifted her
from the chair and took her to the dining. “I guess you’re hungry,
my queen.”
That was when Jessica felt her tummy grumbling. She had not
eaten a nice meal that day, just had coffee in the morning and
roughly took some snacks. “Yes, I am.”
“What would you like to it?”
“Anything.” she really couldn’t think of what to eat.
Evan smiled. “Anything, it is.”
He was handsome when he smiled. She just noticed it. He had
smiled several times at her, she had never looked at him the way
she did today. She had drawn closer to him.
“Anything.” she chuckled.
“I’ll cook anything for you.” He took her hand leading her to the
She was surprised. “You cook?”
He just chuckled.
Great! He’s so cool, I wish I had given him a chance. Richmond
sure knows what’s best for me. She smiled lazily.
Jessica couldn’t help but stare at the neat and magnificent kitchen.
It was big and spacious, stuffed with every kitchen utensil. Evan
was really a rich man. She wondered why he lived alone. She
brushed the thought aside….. All she wanted was to enjoy his
company at his home.
He left her and went through the cupboards. When he was done,
he looked at her smiling, “My princess said anything.” He laughed
loudly again. “Let’s eat barbecue. Kansas city-style. Don’t worry,
you’ll eat snacks as you watch me prepare it.”
**** **** **** ****
“I didn’t tell you, did I?” Carl asked Shirley as they got to his car.
They were both done at the range after Shirley had embarrassed
herself. She didn’t want to shoot again. Hated the thought of
thinking that Carl would make fun of her as he did the first day
they’d arrived. Anytime she remembers that day, she’d smile to
herself. Carl is really a wierd guy. He’s a nice company though.
“Tell me what?” Shirley shot back at him?
He closed the door, put the key in the ignition hole and started the
engine, adjusted the gear and they were moving.
She’d been watching him closely all these while.
“Jessica’s uncle. I found where he resides. And before you start
thinking that I hid it from you, here’s really what happened: This
morning when Jessica called you telling you about her new friend,
I found his name and address, you were too worried and
depressed. Couldn’t bring myself to tell you about it then, just had
to be with you and take your mind off so many worries.” He smiled,
then turned the steering to an unfamiliar route.
Shirley noticed this immediately. She had her eyes on him while he
was speaking and listened calmly. She had wanted to mad get at
him, but hearing his concern for her, she had no other option than
to shut up. He really did care about her, she liked that.
“That’s why you took me to the range.” She smiled. “Carl, why are
we going through this route?”
“I’m sorry, Shirley,” he quietly said, “We are going to Mr. Simon’s.
Heard he has a wierd son named Bett, about nine-teen years of
age. Things were not so easy for them. So I was told.” He took a
deep breath. “But about eight months ago, they started living big.
There’s no report of him doing any job or so. Mr Simon’s too old to
do anything, likewise the wife. That really arouse suspicion.” He
turned to see her face when he was done. He was still driving.
She just let out a breath. “When did you find out all these?”
“A day after we got here-today. Before we got here, I already hired
a private investigator to watch that Mr Simon. He was your only
suspect from the relatives she has. This would make it easier for
us to find out who wants her dead.”
“That’s brilliant. Thank you.”
“You are not upset?”
“I’m not. I perfectly understand.”
He grinned. “For a moment, I thought you were going to yell at me
and get all worked up.”
He pulled the car into a scary neighbourhood, found a parking lot
and shut the engine. “Thanks.”
“I’m a nice girl, Carl.” she said cooly.
“I’m begining to learn that. Lets go.”

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