TO CHASE AND TO CLAIM (EPISODE 19)
“Chase, sincerely, I know what I did was wrong and I….”
“No, you don’t sincerely,” Chase said, standing up. Right now, he had the chance of blaming everything that has been happening on her, and this was the only chance he has ever had since she had left him at the aisle. It was like a floodgate had just been opened and he was going to make his ager flow ceaselessly towards the right channel.
“You don’t know what you did. If you know, you wouldn’t even be here. You made me a laughing stock. People laughed at me. I became a joke! Do you know how that felt?”
Anne sat still, covering her face in her hands. Maybe she was sobbing or not but Chase knew his words were getting to her and she should actually feel sorry about that.
“You just left without an explanation, on the wedding day that we have both been looking forward to, well, I guess I was the only one, but still, when you were not interested, why didn’t you say anything? Did I force you to marry me?”
“Chase I’m so sorry, please stop.” Anne cried, “I thought you have forgiven me.”
“Oh yes. I have. But I only did that so I could move on, so I could finally leave you behind me and face my relationship which you had no idea how you messed it up.”
He stopped. She was sobbing profusely and he hated it. He just had to stop, but not without having some explanation.
“Why did you do it, Anne?’
The lady sniffed, wiping her face slowly.
“I don’t know. I knew him right before I met you and I thought he loved me because I really loved him.” She hiccupped and continued. “When I met you, we were taking a break, and I liked you. I never knew he would want me to take him back. SO you started all this wedding plan and I know it was the most unkind thing to do to run away from our wedding, but I didn’t want to hurt you, you were so excited with the wedding and …”
“Bullshit!” Chase blurted before he could stop himself.
“You didn’t want to hurt me because I was excited. So that was why you decide to leave me at the aisle so that the blow could be lesser?” He asked sarcastically. “That was the most painful part, Anne. You were so selfish and so self-centered and you were a cheat!”
Anne breathed out sharply as those statements kicked in.
“I know … I deserve all those things and this is why I am here to apologize personally.”
“I saw your wedding pictures. You both looked quite happy, so where is her?”
She was sober again. “He was abusive, he was always beating me.” Her voice was breaking as she rubbed her left arm. Chase could see some scars which he hadn’t noticed before.
“It started before the wedding but I went on with it because I was too ashamed to come back to you. After the marriage, the beating got worse and I just had to escape. It was while I was thinking of how to go by it that I got your Facebook message.”
Chase was quiet. For some reason, he felt he had been well vindicated. That made him sober. For the first time, he actually believed in the power of the Karma.
“I’m sorry about what you had to go through…”He lied but the woman smiled.
“No, I am sorry for what you had to go through. You have been well vindicated and I have paid for what I did.”
“Was it the same reason why you blocked him on Facebook and all other social media?”
“I wasn’t the one. He did. He had access to all my social media. “
“Wow! Well, I forgave you times back. I should have forgiven you way ahead that time but I was filled with self –pity and insecurity which affected me a lot. I had already messed things up for myself before I realized what I needed to do.”
They both sighed at the same time.
“So where is he now?”
“Back at Paris, we are divorced.” She replied.
“Wow!” Came his reply.
“So, I guess there is nothing stopping us from being together now, is there?” She asked, coming closer.
“Hey! Chill out, lady!” Chase said, backing away. “There is never going to be ‘us’ again. You had your chance and you blew it. I am with someone else now.”
The lady was confused. “You are with someone else? So why did you come here to meet me, why did I pay for our house?”
“Hey. Hold up. I came here with someone else. I have been here for four days now.” He enjoyed the way the excitement vanished from her eyes. “Also, the reason why you decided to pay for the house, beats me. I mean, maybe you have enough money and all. Because we are not staying together.”
“You didn’t say anything before I paid.”
“Oh, I tried. But Taylor got you so excited you weren’t listening.” He replied.
The lady sighed and looked disappointed. “Well…I guess I can have my refund since we won’t be using the house.” She said, standing up and turning to face the other way.
Chase realized he must have been to hash on her and he sort of felt bad for that. she had, after all, paid for all her crimes.
The lady turned around.
“I think you should stay. We can have a drink or two so you will know for sure that I have forgiven you. Besides, this place is a great place, you might meet someone better than I ever was to you.”
The lady smiled. “That was really nice of you to say but, I think If I’m not doing anything here, I should just go…Take care, Chase.” She said, coming closer to kiss him on the cheek before turning around again.
“Wait. I think I might need your help.”
The lady stopped one more time, there was a Torip frown on her face as she faced him. “My help? Please, anything? Do you want the house for your girlfriend, it’s okay by me.”
“No. That’s not it…..”
“Oh, I thought you are here with someone…”
“Yes I am, but just listen, please. Damn! You talk too fast.”
Anne chuckled. “Okay, what is it?”
“When I heard about your marriage on Facebook, I became so jealous and so insecure that it affected my relationship.”
The lady looked surprised. ‘What happened?”
“Well, I started thinking she might also start behaving as you did. You know. Things were so right between you and I and you just bolted. The same happened with Kaylie and I and I just got scared. I started pulling away and she got tired and now, both of us are stuck here on this island and we are not talking.”
“Wow. I am so sorry.”
“Yea. Yo should be.” He teased and they both laughed. “But you should be since it was your fault, to begin with, so you need to help me fix it.”
“Okay, Chase. What would you like me to do?”
“I need you to pretend to be my fake girlfriend.”
For a while, Anne was quiet and was looking at him as if she had lost his mind. Then she burst into laughter.
“What? Chase? Look I know you are creative but not as twisted as that.”
“Look, I need this. She is so adamant and so proud and doesn’t want to accept that she still has feelings for me and I need to win her back so we could both enjoy our vacation together. I am so tired of not being able to talk to her.”
Anne was quietly studying him and smiling at the same time.
“What?” He asked.
“You are in love with her. I have seen that look so many times.”
“Well, I am.”
“So why don’t you just tell her?”
“She knows this. I have been trying to win her back since I got back but she wanted me not to talk to her and I had to respect that. I just don’t like how she is pushing herself to get rid of me. The more she tried, the more I feel she is trying too hard. So I just want to know how she will react when she finally realizes that she has lost me, will she be happy or will she regret her actions?”
“Wow! That is intense Chase.”
“I wish someone will fight for me like that.”
“Yea, I know, I had that and I lost it..blah.blah,,”
Chase smiled. “Well, I’m glad we can joke about it. So are you in or not?”
“So I act like a fake girlfriend, well, I think it should be interesting. So what are the rules exactly? Are we allowed to…kiss?”
Anne laughed. “You know you used to like kissing my lips.”
“Yea, that was then, not anymore. So for real, Anne please I need you to do this for me.”
“Well, since I was the cause, well, I think I’m cool with it. Besides, it might be fun to watch.”
Chase sighed. “Thank you.”
“So what are we to do?”
“Oh, don’t worry,” Chase replied, dialing Tori’s number. “I have the master planner; she will come to join us soon.”
“Oh..you have an ally already? Nice, who is she rooting for?”
“Well, she is Kaylie’s friend and she seems to be rooting for me, I think.”
“You think? Are you not sure? What if she is trying to keep you two apart?”
Before Chase could reply, Tori picked up the call.
“Chase, where are you?” She asked.
“Well, I..urgh. I don’t even know how to describe this place….” Chase started, looking at Anne for help.
“Just tell her the white house. I’m sure she will get it.” Anne quickly said.
“The white house….ok….see you soon.” Chase ended the call. “Why would you ask if she is rooting for us or trying to bring us apart?”
“Nothing, just saying. But since you trust her, there is no problem. Oh, is she the one coming from there?”
Chase glanced towards where Anne was pointing and Indeedd it was Tori. She kept admiring the house as she came closer.
“Wait, let me guess, this was where you would have had your honeymoon?” She asked as she got closer to them.
“Bingo!” Chase stated.
“Wow! It’s really nice.” Tori said before facing Anne. “So she is the sly right, the heartbreaker?”
Chase was surprised at Tori’s outburst and so was Anne.
“You told her?” She asked, looking at Chase, looking a bit disappointed.
“Well, yea. I did but…”
“Ye he did and so what? You know, you are something else lady. You had to come over here, to show yourself here? You have some guts…Do you know how much things you have messed up and …”
Chase had to pull her away aside.
“Look, Tori, you need to calm down. I and Anne have settled our differences.”
“What? What differences? Don’t tell me you are friends with her because that will put me in a terrible position with her with the way I had attacked her like that.”
Chase smiled. “It’s Okay. All you need to do is to apologize to her. I will tell her that you are just being a good friend. Besides, she has agreed to help in getting Kaylie back.”
“What! Did you ask her? Why?”
“Well, I thought it would make things simpler. You know, I don’t want to lead some innocent girl on, just because I want to use her to get me back on the same page with my girlfriend. It will be so unfair. So I just thought of, making her do it since I messed things up because I wasn’t quite over her and now, she is willing to do that.”
Tori was busy thinking. “ I don’t trust her Chase, what if she tries to keep you two apart? You know she is here for one thing which is you and now, you want her to be your fake girlfriend?”
Chase almost laughed out. What was wrong with these two anyway. The same thought Anne had concerning Tori was the same thing Tori was having concerning her. “I don’t know what’s up with the both of you but I think I can work with her and I am not stupid. I’ve got an eye on just one woman and that is Kaylie. So don’t worry. Besides, she just got divorced.”
Tori gasped. “Wow! Served her right.”
“Oh come on stop. I think it’s okay for us to say I have been well vindicated so we can forgive her and move on right?”
Tori gasped and nodded. “Yea.”
“By the way, what did earlier, how you snapped at her, was so uncalled for but it showed you care about me and Kaylie and I really appreciate that Tori. You are a good friend.”
She smiled. “Well, I suck most times but sometimes I make a lot of sense.”
“Don’t be so full of yourself, now come on, let’s go apologize.”
Reluctantly Tori turned around to face Anne who seemed unbothered.
“Hi, I’m Tori. I’m sorry for everything that I said earlier. You know I thought we haven’t forgiven you yet but now that I know we have, I think we can be friends. ”
For a while, Anne said nothing and just looked at Chase who winked at her to go ahead and be cool.
“Well, I’m Anne and I forgive you, thanks for forgiving me too. As he had told you, I paid for it and since it affected his relationship. I am willing to make things right.” Tori continued.
“Oh, common, it is okay. I deserved it.” Anne said with a smile and continued. “Besides, it offers any consolation, I had actually said something about you too.”
Tori gasped. “Really. Was it awful?”
“Yea, I thought you are into Chase when he told me you both are working together.”
Tori laughed at Anne’s honesty. “Well, I liked him before I knew my friend was dating him. Besides, I kinda like the bad boys, you know, basketball, loud music, six packs, and devilish eyes.” She said with a wink.
“Wow! Cool choice.” Anne replied.
“Yea, until they break my heart. Then it becomes a bad choice. Maybe I will go for something serious this time. No more casual.” Tori lamented.
“Great, now we can all be friends and we can work on the plan.”Chase started. “So, Tori, what exactly is the plan?”
Tori stared at them both and then scoffed. “Look, Chase, something else just came up.”
“What is it?”
“She’s hooking up with someone pretty soon.”
Chase gasped. “What? She isn’t supposed to do that. She is supposed to be hooking up with me.”
“Well, you are pretty hooked up with a girl she saw you hugging earlier so …”
Chase shook his head. “I would need to up my game, find out everything about this dude. Is it a serious thing or a casual thing?”
“Oh, she is really tired of anything serious. She wants casual, something simple and not difficult. She doesn’t want to handle guilt or feelings or anything like that.”
As Tori talked, Chase began to remember some things. Kaylie had never been a casual person; she had always been a serious type. For some reason, he knew that whatever she wanted to do or was planning to do could be related to whatever plan she was having to get rid of him.
“Look, we need to find out about this guy and thankfully, we have a plan on the ground. We all need to come together, Tori, I need to meet this guy. Do something to make us all be together, maybe a dinner or something.”
Tori stood up. “Yea, I think that is a very grand plan. I will think of something. But what are you going to do with that?” She asked.
“We can all get to meet each other,” Chase replied, showing off a mischievous grin and putting hands in his pocket. “You should know in every competition, you must get to meet your opponents.”
Tori smiled. “Wow. I think that makes a lot of sense.” Suddenly her phone rang. “I need to go, I think she’s the one calling me.”
“Wait, let me see her picture, so I can know how best to get dressed once the game begins.”
Tori dipped a hand into her purse and brought out her phone, showing the screen to Anne. On it was Kaylie’s picture while she was in her pink bikini, the first time they had met. Anne could see someone with more body than she was, blonde hair and a pretty face.
“Wow! She is really pretty, no wonder you are so hooked up.” She said to Chase.
“She is a great person in and out,” Chase replied with a smile.
“Ok, I think I might be jealous…”Anne said, passing the phone to Tori.
“You don’t get to be jealous Anne. Tell her Chase, this is for Kaylie, you had your chance.” With this, Tori walked away.
For a while, they both watched her walk away.
“So what do you think of her? Still, think she means to sabotage the whole plan?”
Anne scoffed. “Please, as if my opinion counts…but for what’s worth, I think she is really cool and she has your best interest at heart.”
“Thanks, maybe you have really changed after all.”
WOW! HMM…LETS PRAY THI ALL GOES WELL
UNATTAINABLE PERFECTION (Episode 18)
UNATTAINABLE PERFECTION (Episode 18)
It was the next morning,on a Friday when Marcus and Fraser set out towards the location their mother had sent them using the GPS. It was a friday and they were supposed to be getting ready for school instead,they decided to sneak out at six am to go search for the supposed shop where they’ll get the tracker.
It was seven am now,and they still hadn’t arrived. They needed get back and plant the tracker before Alexa wakes up to use the car.
Her lectures started at nine am and she will leave from home probably at eight so they had one hour or less to get the device and return without any glitches
“Oh my God Marc, where have we landed ourselves?!” Fraser whispers moving closer to his brother.
Marcus looks up from his phone and that’s when he realises where they currently were.
They were in a slum now.
So many uncompleted buildings occupied.
As they walked further,the stench of alcohol and smoke hit them so hard like a hurricane.
Oh God, who’ll be smoking and drinking at six am in the morning?
The answer to their thoughts were gotten when they came across five scantily dressed men sitting around a table,alcohol and a stick of cigarette in each hand as they played something that looked like chess.
“Don’t look. Let’s just keep going” Marcus whispers back,grabbing his brothers hand as they quickly and swiftly walk past the group of men.
They heaved a sign of relief when they successfully passed by without being noticed.
But their anxiety only increased when they again came across more men,dangerous looking. This time,they were about ten in number,each had a girl seated on their lap.
From they way their eyes were scrunched close, it was obvious what was happening was more than just sitting down.
Fraser noticed that one of the men had their jeans hanging down his legs while the Lady seated on his laps had her short skirt pulled up as she grinded against him.
He scrunches his nose in disgust. They were all openly having s*x without shame. What was it called?
An orgy. Did those girls have no sense of dignity?
What sort of neighborhood was this?
Taking their distraction as their cue,they slowly slip between them.
One of the men opens his eyes and notices the intruders in his territory but he was way too distracted with the lady squatting in between his legs and doing wonders with her mouth.
He throws his head back,groaning in pleasure,completely forgetting about the boys. Heaving a sigh of relief, they rush away,far from their sight.
“Look! There’s the shop. It’s the only shop in this neighborhood” Fraser points to the only small shop they had come across.
Walking over,they introduce themselves and give the shop keeper Alice’s name. Without asking more questions, he pulls out a tiny box housing the device and hands it to them.
“You have your supply. Now leave” the shop keeper dismisses and they nod scurrying away immediately.
If someone had told me I’ll one day be seated waiting inline to be interviewed for the job of a personal chauffeur to my arc enemy,I swear I would probably have cut their tongue and shove it down their throats. But no.
Fate seems to have something different in store for me.
And that’s why,sadly as early as 6:00am,here I am seated amongst twenty other applicants wearing a suit and tie waiting for my turn to be interviewed. When in fact,I should be asleep in my bed.
For God’s sake it’s only six am!
I’ve been waking up at four am for the past one year and now that I’m a free man,I still wake up.so early?
Ha! Someone shoot me now!
I groan loudly making the guy seated next to me turn to stare at him. I glare at him and he turns away. Good.
I fidget with my fake moustache, feeling eyes on me. I turn.
A lady is staring at me.
I smile flirtatiously and she blushes instantly.
Oh!! Even with my fake mustache, it feels good to know I haven’t lost my charms. I wink at her and she blushes harder..
Okay William, you’re here for an interview not to flirt.
Great. I turn again and relax in my seat as I wait for my turn.
I adjust the extremely suffocating necktie as I wiggle in my seat, my precious soft butt beginning to hurt. I’ve been sitting on this hard chair for close to thirty minutes with this man asking me rather ridiculous questions if you ask me.
I mean,hello! It’s just a chauffer job.
“So Mr. Gordon.” The man begins,another set of questions.
Yep,you heard right. I changed my surname to Gordon but maintained my first name.
“Why do you need this job?” He asks and I almost insult him..
This is the most stupidest question ever. Why do we all need a job?
If not to earn some money.
“Well,Mr Dante, I need this job because first of all because I need to earn a living to support my sick mother and my education as well.
I say truthfully.
“Hmm. There are more than twenty applicants out there. What makes you think I should consider you for this job instead?” He questions and I purse my lips.
“Well..” I drawl out..
That’s such a good question. I need to be smart.
“Firstly, because I need the money which I’ve already mentioned. Secondly, I’m a pretty good driver. For two years, I drove race cars and not to brag or anything but I was pretty good,the best if you’ll say but I had to quit racing cars on my mother’s insistence because during one of my races,my brakes were tampered with and I suffered severe injuries” I explain and I notice a faint smile on his lips..
I guess I’m the only applicant who has raced cars.
“And..” I continue.
“I’m a very good fighter too. Why do I say this? Because I know for a fact that working for a wealthy and powerful family like the Wallace’s is a really big deal with risks involved. Wealthy families can be attacked at any point in time, since it’s part of being wealthy and just in case such occurs, I need to be prepared to protect my bosses”
Approval shines in his eyes at my explanation.
Damn it Will, good job. I pat myself mentally. I think I just landed myself a job.
“That was quite impressive and convincing. You’re just what I’ve been searching for. congratulations Mr Gordon,you just got the job.” He extends his hands for a shake. I shake him as a wide grin spreads on my face.
“Here, sign” he gives me a paper and I go through before signing.
Wow. 350cedis as monthly salary?
Ah,this job is such a good luck..
I sign and hand it back to him.
Damn,that was easy.
After ringing the doorbell more than thrice,the huge gate slides open. Hmm. I see.
I step through and the gate automatically closes on it’s on.
I glance around the large compound which was beautifully decorated with different coloured flower plants at the edges by the way. The perks of being rich.
I take advantage of this to glance at the cars.
I could see a closed garage which I’m sure may be housing two cars at least but I could see four cars on the compound.
A white range rover. A black sedan. A jeep. And a Ferrari.
Wow,cool. I smirk.
“Who are you?” The voice I’ll recognize anywhere asks and I turn, my heart doing stupid double flips. I rub my chest.
It’s been a year since I last saw her,maybe that’s why my heart is beating so.
Yep,it must be it.
“Ugh” I reach into my pocket and retrieve a paper Mr Dante asked me to give my ‘boss’.
Reluctantly, Alexa takes the paper and I swear her soft long delicate fingers graze against my skin as she took it,sent sparks up my body.. I ignore it,yet again.
I wait patiently while she reads it.
“I’m William Gordon. Your new chauffeur. At your service ma’am” I bow courteously.
She nods. She didn’t recognize me.
This is going to be fun.
THE LAST VIRGIN (Episode 13)
THE LAST VIRGIN (Episode 13)
In that very moment, as the full moon stood proudly in the middle of thousands of stars in the dark sky,Valerie was lost.
And Annamarie had taken over.
Finally regaining her memory.
From the very first thing that led to her untimely death to the circumstances that led to her having to be reborn into the human world.
She felt free again.. After being entrapped in that godammed hole where many souls were wandering about,no one saying a word to the other, she was finally free to be back into the human world.
Physically, she was just eighteen but technically, she was several years old save for her first body which had most probably rotten until her bones were left six feet under.
But it didn’t matter. No it f*cking didn’t.
Because right now,she was back in a new fresh body and that’s all that mattered..
Not knowing she’d just killed someone, Valerie jumps off the balcony and lands on both feet with strength she didn’t know she had.
But still very well aware of the fact that she’d gained some powers, her worries were pushed aside.
And again,without noticing Max’s body near her because of her immense rage, she passes by him,walking past the open gates and out onto the streets on bare foot,her hair flowing in all directions.
She had no idea where she was going at 12midnight but her legs seemed to know where to take her because they moved on their own accord.
The only thing that gave her solace was her mission for revenge.
It was to kill or be killed and this time..
Oh this time,she wasn’t going to be the one to get killed. That,she was completely sure of.
And she was gonna make sure of it.
Valerie didn’t know how long she walked but the moment her feet stopped moving,she knew she’d gotten to her destination.
And so,she stood,at the bank of that same lake she’d arrived four weeks back.
And she waited.
Not long after she arrived, she sensed a presence behind her.
Valerie turns to face him.
The man stares at her,gritting his teeth.
“Annamarie” he answers
“Valerie. It’s Valerie Kent now” she corrects him
“Very well. Valerie” Hades nods.
“Thank you. You fulfilled your part of deal” Valerie smiled a little.
‘And you just broke one rule!’ Hades was tempted to shout at her but he didn’t.
He only nodded and remained quiet.
It seems she still hadn’t realised she’d just murdered an Innocent person.
Hades stares at her.
He had clearly told her there were consequences if she broke one rule.
But what he didn’t tell her was that, for each rule that she broke, there was a different consequence allocated.
So if she broke all the three rules, she would have three dire consequences to deal with.
But seeing as she broke one, she was gonna face it,nevertheless.
He shakes his head.
She hadn’t even bothered to ask him what consequences she’d face if she broke a rule. No matter how many times he repeated to her that there were consequences involved, Annamarie never asked him once.
Her hatred, anger and thirst for revenge had blinded her so much that she either forgot to ask him what her punishment will be if she broke a rule or she just didn’t care enough to ask because she was too confident she’ll never let him down.
But alas! Overconfidence was the beginning of a man’s downfall.
And just like he’d told her years ago,second chances or forgiveness wasn’t in his dictionary.
And so, he was gonna punish her just as much. But, her loved ones were gonna pay for it.
That is what you get for making deals with the devil. You take one percent from him,he takes a hundred percent in return.
And by the time Valerie realises she’d broken a rule,it would be too late and he, would do nothing to help because he death with rules.
“Go home Valerie” Lord Hades finally says.
“I shall come to you In due time”
“Okay” Valerie bows and watched him disappear before making her way back home.
At home,Valerie sat at the dinning table ignoring the litter of empty wine bottles,used disposable cups and plates everywhere.
She had gotten home earlier and found everyone who arrived for her party had left save for a few who were being interrogated by the police who’d arrived.
She was hearing someone had fallen from the balcony and died.
But she didn’t who it was.
Maybe she’d find out when the police came to interrogate her because she knew they’d come.
It happened in her parents home after all.
Kayla was no where to be seen,neither was Max. But that was the least of her worries.
Max might have run after seeing her transforming.
Her worry was how to find those four bastard and make them pay.
“Valerie!” The loud voice causes her to jerk. She turns to find her father staring at her angrily
“I’ve been asking you a question for the past minute. Where the hell were you all this while?”
“Not now dad. I need to sleep. Been a long day” she sighs
“Yea I’m sure it’s been one hell of a long day considering someone died in my house and on top of that, you’d suddenly gone MIA and no one knew where you were!” Patrick yells
“Dad let’s talk tomorrow please”
“I’ll talk to you when I damn well please young woman. This is my house! And now it has become a crime scene. Now tell me where you run off to!”
“Answer me young woman!”
Valerie clenches her fists. Patrick was still screaming at her and it was riling her up.
She was getting mad. She wanted to rip his head off so he could shut up!.
At that moment,the consequence of her breaking the first rule was happening. Yet she had no idea. She was getting thirsty.
Thirst for blood. For Patrick’s blood. Her eyes rests on his neck,seeing the veins popping out as he continues to scream at her for being irresponsible and shit.
Valerie wondered what it’ll feel like to drink blood from his neck.
Would his blood taste delicious?
Was it thick?
Unknowingly, she gets up walking towards him till she was in front of him.
She grips his neck and lifts him up as easily as you would lift a book without warning.
“Shut the f*ck up for once will ya?” She sneers at him
Patrick gasps as his legs were now dangling in the air.
“Hmm” Valerie sniffs his neck.
His blood smelt delicious alright.
As if on cue,Valerie’s two front teeth began to shift and crack as it started growing into fangs just like ones of a vampire.
Her front teeth continues to elongate until they touched her lower lips and it stops.
At that moment,the price where Valerie’s loved ones had to pay for her breaking the rule was at work.
Without thinking, she sinks her fangs into Patrick’s neck and begins to draw out blood from his veins, drinking.
Kayla who’d just been interrogated by the police makes her way inside the house to look for her friend one more time.
She walks through the living room and then branches into the kitchen.
Maybe her friend was hiding somewhere crying after realising her boyfriend had died on her birthday..
Oh how was she going to comfort her? She thinks.
Nearing the dining table, Kayla stops in her tracks,staggering back at the sight before her.
Hanging with legs dangling in the air was Patrick and her best friends face was buried in his neck.
OK now WTF?!
“Valerie?” Kayla calls out.
Valerie turns and that’s when she saw it.
Red thick blood was dripping from both sides of Valerie’s mouth and…. her teeth….
Jesus! Her front teeth was elongated like a vampire and coated with blood.
Was she… Was she drinking her father’s blood?
“Arghhhhh!!!!!” Kayla screams and turns on her heels running as fast as her legs could carry her.
Valerie growls loudly before dropping Patrick to the floor. He falls with a thud.
Valerie begins to chase after Kayla.
THE LAST VIRGIN (Episode 12)
THE LAST VIRGIN (Episode 12)
As early as six am, Eugene was already up,his hands tucked behind his head for support as he stared at the ceiling,his mind deep in thoughts.
Eugene sighs, having enough of the brain Battle,he lifts himself off the bed and makes his way to the adjoining smaller room where the old woman occupied..
Stopping In front of her door,he knocks twice.
“Eugene?” Her frail voice calls out.
“Yes” he confirms
Eugene pushes the door back as he steps in side and takes a seat on the mattress near her.
She stares at him.
He puffs out breath
“Umm. I just wanted to ask a few questions” he scratches his head.
The old woman nods giving him the go ahead.
“Umm. Where are my parents?”
The old woman sighs.
“They died years ago, when you were just a boy. I’ve been taking care of you since”
“Oh” his face falls.
“And did anything happen for me to lose my memory? Why can’t I remember anything?”
“I’ve been waiting for you to ask me this for so long”
“Well?” He probes further
“You were involved in an accident. We almost thought you weren’t going to survive but alas..” Her eyes light up.
Eugene scrunches his eyebrows.
“Yes. Your best friends and I”
Best friends? He wondered.
If he had best friends then why hadn’t they come to see him till now.
It’s been a month already right?
F*ck! This was hella confusing.
No matter how much his grandma had been trying to explain things to him each day for the past month, his brain was still having a hard time getting a hang of everything.
It was like his brain was desperately trying to refuse everything.
He sighs, rubbing his face.
He could feel a headache coming just thinking of this.
Ah! He groans.
“I’ll go take my bath” he lies scurrying out of the room immediately.
He needed to be alone.
Kayla squeals behimd me,ranting on and on about God knows what as I grumble under my beeath in annoyance padding back towards the kitchen to pour myself another glass of milk.
“Ahhh! I’m so excited” Kayla squeals again.
Oh God! This girl could scream for Africa.
I turn to face her,with another glass of milk In my hand.
“Shhh,keep it down will you? Mother is asleep upstairs”
“Oops.. Sorry” she bit her lip and remained quiet, but only for a few seconds until she squeals again, grabs my hand and pulls me upstairs towards my room.
I quickly tighten my grip on my glass as I stumble behind her.
I scowl at her but she was too excited to notice.
I let out a sigh, rubbing my temple.
“You know..” I glance at Kayla as she busily rummages through my bag,pulls out a notebook and pen and begins to scribble.
“Any outsider would think it’s your birthday and not mine” I finish,gulping my milk.
“Hmmm” she replies absentmindedly still scribbling.
From the way she’s numbering stuff,I’m guessing she’s making a list of things we’re going to do today.
Leaving her to her work,I lean back against the wall,my mind drifting to Mr stranger again.
I sigh.. When will I see him again?.
“Hey!” Kayla’s voice pulls me out of my reverie.
I glance down at her petite form.
“What’s got your mind occupied?”.
“Nothing. So what are you doing?” I move to sit near her,trying to Change the topic..
She stares at me suspiciously for a moment before breaking into a smile, obviously pushing any suspicious thoughts to the back of her head.
I stare at my reflection in the mirror for a moment before picking up a red lipstick and applying.
I smack my lips together to evenly spread the lipstick after which I tie my hair into a ponytail..
Done,I take a step back to overlook my appearance, smoothing my palm over the soft silk of my off shoulder white dress that hugged my body more than I would like.
I let out a sigh, biting my lip.
It doesn’t really feel it’s my birthday. At all.
A sudden knock on the door interrupts my thoughts
“Hey,you ready?” The door opens as my father steps in.
“Yes but dad don’t you think..”
“Not a word Valerie” he cuts ne off
“The party is already starting downstairs. So not a word. I know you’re worried about celebrating your birthday because of your mothers condition but trust me,if she could speak, she’d tell you to go have fun. You turn eighteen only once in a life time child,so go. I’ll be upstairs with your mom. Just go have fun,your friends are waiting”
I fidget with my fingers.
How do I tell him I’m more worried about what might go wrong tonight than my mother’s condition?..
It sounds selfish I know,but I can’t help this nagging feeling in the pit of my stomach.
It’s like I don’t want this party to happen in the first place.
“Hey” father nudges me.
“It’s Almost 8pm,you should get going”
“Yes. Right” I mumble
“And happy birthday love”
I smile “thanks dad”
“Now go.” He turns towards the door,walking out.
“Here goes nothing” I take in a deep breath before following him out,the loud buzzing music filling my ears already…
“Hey!!!!” I grab another glass of whisky which Kayla had successfully snuck in and gulp it all down.
The drink burns my throat as it makes it way towards my stomach.
I scrunch my face and shake my head.
Damn! This stuff is strong but it works perfectly when it comes to taking away ones problems..
I feel light headed,dizzy but good.
I feel like I can even fly.
I giggle at my thoughts.
I feel hands wrap around my waist.
“Hey beautiful” a husky voice says behind me.
“Dance with me” he adds and I giggle again..
Oh dear,I must be getting drunk.
“My pleasure” I reply as we begin to dance much too close for comfort but I do not mind..
Not at all.
I grab more whisky downing it,ignoring the burning sensation in my throat..
I do not know why but I’m beginning to feel more alive by the second..
I don’t even know what the time is.
But as long as people are dancing, kissing and grinding in each corner, I’m sure this party is gonna last till mama calls..
I turn to go and find my next dance partner when someone grips me and pulls me away from the party.
Ah,so much for having fun.
I whine as I’m being pulled till we reach the balcony attached to my bedroom..
“Hey!” I whine turning to face my captor only to come face to face with Max.
I scowl at him.
“Happy birthday love” he moves in to kiss me but I pull away..
How dare he ignore me for a month and then suddenly appear here to kiss me.
The cheek of it.
“F*ck off!” I stagger backwards.
He sighs pathetically
“I’m sorry love. I know I…”
“Oh cut the crap Max! You don’t get to come here all of a sudden…” I trail off…
“Baby… I..” Max’s words were lost into oblivion as I stagger backwards, a familiar emotion I haven’t felt in almost four weeks surging through me again.
Oh no. Not again. No no no.
I clench my fists. My head is beginning to ache.
The world is spinning.
Max stops talking when he realises Valerie was acting strange. He takes a step towards her but she steps back, holding up her hands
“D..don’t come.. Near.. Go..” She stammers, holding her neck groaning.
“I said go! Run! Get out of here!”she screams, sinking to floor and letting her hands fall to her sides.
That was when he realised it.
From where her hands was covering was the crescent shape underneath her ear he’d always thought was a tattoo.
He watches as the half moon shape begins to reconstruct itself on her skin,bit by bit,little by little
Max watches in horror as the half moon shape suddenly turns into a full moon shape.
The moon shape begins to glow on her skin.
“Run! Go!” He hears Valerie scream as she tries to control whatever was taking over her body but he was too shocked, too dumbstruck at what his eyes were seeing that he couldn’t move an inch.
An invisible wind suddenly blew,sending Valerie’s hair which was tied into a ponytail flying in all directions.
The ribbon holding her hair in place suddenly tore,her hair falling around her shoulders.
She opens her eyes.
Max let’s out a scream at the sight of her eyes.
They were changing color.
And.. And so was her hair..
Her hair was turning bright red.
He tries to move,but it was too late.
“V.. Va..Valerie” he whispers.
Valerie gets up from where she was kneeling and faces him.
Her palm were igniting with fire.
“Valerie what is…”
Valerie could no longer control the force overtaking her body..
Annamarie’s anger towards her death years ago had reignited.
And the sweet Valerie had vanished.
And right now,any man was her enemy.
And the guy before her was her enemy.
She was back. Annamarie’ was finally back.
Back after fifty godamn years for revenge.
She wasn’t Valerie Kent.
She was Annamarie. And she was back,for good.
Her eyes blazes with hatred.. Her anger causes her to flip her hair.
The force sending Max flying off his feet.
She flips her again,unable to control herself and Max was once again thrown against the walk..
Except there was no wall on the balcony.
Max trips from the edge of the balcony and slips.
Max lands from the three storey building to the floor.
His head hitting the floor first.
He was dead even before he fell.
His neck was twisted at an odd angle,eyes wide open void of any life.
Lord Hades jumps off his seat,the ground shaking with his terror.
Annamarie had just killed someone..
One rule had been broken.