False Pretense Episode 8

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Ise gave up, there was no point replying his mother, it was useless when she was like this. She continued to talk and rant until his phone rang. A new phone since the girl of the day before had stolen the last one.

He jumped up, grateful for the call, it gave him the excuse to leave her presence.

“I have to take this.” He said glancing at the screen and seeing a number he didn’t recognise.

“Ise Williams,” He simply said. The speaker on the other end was silent,

“Hello?” He tried again.

“Yeah, hello, Mr Williams, it’s me.” He frowned, the voice was female

“You, who?”

“The girl from yesterday? That took your wallet?”

“You! What do you want now, you got my wallet and phone, what do you want again?” Ise asked her, he was really pissed with the girl.

“I’m sorry about that, that’s exactly why I’m calling, I want to return them. I was in a bad mood yesterday and wanted to prove a point but I’ve thought about it and I realise it wasn’t a good move on my part.”

“Really?” He didn’t trust her. Thieves didn’t just give things back that way, there had to be a catch.

“Yeah, a guy like you has got to have important clients and information on your phone. Please let me return it.”

“Save the bullshit and tell me what you really want.” He didn’t trust this chick one bit, she was up to something.

“What do you mean?”

” We both know you want something else, just spill.”

“Something else?” She asked, you could hear the confusion in her voice.

He had to hand it to her, she was good at playing dumb but she should know he knew she wasn’t dumb. She was a con artist anyway, so she had to be good at acting. Every move she made was a calculated plot for something but he couldn’t place what it was.

“You want to just give me the phone and wallet without anything in return?” He asked back

“Yes, is that so hard to believe?”

“My dear,” he said sarcastic, “coming from you, it’s very hard. ”

“I guess I did a really harsh number on you for you to be this scared of me.”

“Scared?” Ise scoffed “I’m not scared, I just don’t want to be caught unawares when you pull another one of your stunts again, I really don’t want to find myself being sold before knowing what’s happening?”

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She laughed, a light bubbly sound he found himself smiling to unknowingly.

“I’m sure, our dear faithful Sal would never let that happen. I hope he’s not too pissed that I gave him the slip.”

“Even if he is, he’s not as pissed as I am and although I do need my property back, I don’t trust you. You could be laying an ambush of kidnappers for me for all I know. You can keep everything but there’s no way I’m meeting with you to get them back. Good day-”

“Wait!” She called hastily before he hung up.

“What?”

“I’m bad but not ‘ambush of kidnappers’ bad, haba! Please I need you to trust me for at least five minutes, I don’t plan on kidnapping you. You are a very important person, I found that out last night at home, please believe me, I’m not lying, I really do need you to collect your stuff, come with the frigging cavalry if you like but please just come take these things off my hands.” Ise was silent for a while as he processed it all.

“Hello?” She called

“Yeah, yeah, I’m here. I could send someone down-”

“No please, I want to give you in person, I don’t trust any other person especially as the diamond set is also involved.” He raised a brow, now this piqued his interest. The set, really? He had to be at Ola’s party in about an hour, he was almost running late as it was. He had to squeeze this in somehow but he was going to be mega careful.

“Alright,” he gave in “what’s your location?” He could hear the smile in her voice

“Grand, central district.”

“I’ll be there in about fifteen minutes but you better not be up to one of your tricks or by Jove, you don’t want to know what I’ll do to you.”

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