“if you are in my shoes, what will you do?” Jenifer asked painfully. Her swollen eyes and coloured face melted my heart, giving me great urge to go forward and hug her but i held myself.
” if i’m in your position, all i will do is simply shut down my heart and take time in thinking and studying the situation. This isn’t the time a lady should have hopes on a guy who has another girl in his path. You know time waits for nobody and i know the best advice is the one you can give yourself. I have to leave now” i calmly said to her, smiled and left without another word.
It was now a matter of time before she erases Tony from her heart to give me the opportunity i had always hoped for. She always had feelings for me and so i knew there won’t be any difficulty for her moving on with me.
My only fear was Tony’s reaction, because i knew how ruthless he could be when provoked.
My mind really wasn’t at ease as i headed over to his house as i left Jenifer’s apartment. I had no news to share with him but had to go see him anyway.
On getting to Tony’s house, i discovered he was very nervous and uneasy. It touched my heart but i quickly pushed aside my conscience..
“what’s up?” he asked,
“she needs time bro, just give her time. I know she will come around” i said to my friend who frowned unhappily.
“you mean i should stay away from her?, c’mon that’s impossible. Do you want me to die with grief?” he cried. I smiled and tapped his shoulder.
“not only should you stay away from her for the moment, also don’t disturb her with your phone calls, at least for a week. Believe me, i’m speaking from experience” i said while he breathed deeply, looking down.
“You know I almost killed Irene yesterday. I was taking my bath when Jenifer surprisingly showed up. The two ladies almost tore each other apart. I feel so bad for hitting Irene mercilessly after Jenifer left, and early this morning i had to throw her out in a very degrading manner. I feel so ashamed bro. I don’t have your level of education but i know what is right. Moreover i have my dignity and integrity to protect” he poured out painfully.
“c’mon bro, stop whinnying like a lady. Everything happens for a purpose. Just think positively huh” i advised seriously as if i was watching his back as a friend.
The next day, Irene honoured my invitation and came over to my office. The frown on her face told me the true condition of her feelings and it was something i was hoping to cash in on.
“Just like i told you on phone yesterday, I want to help you secure your fiancee Tony, but it all depends on you. Are you willing to play or not??” I asked the lost girl with a cunning smile which played down my lips.
To be continued