“yea, anything that will help me get back Jay” she replied. I smiled and nodded.
“you have to pick up your phone, call Irene and apologise. Tell her you have left Jay and that she should carry on with him, since she’s very desperate to have him. Make your voice polite, strong, vindicative and innocent” i said quietly to her. She shook with surprise and stared at me with fire in her eyes.
“what??, what did you just say?” she screamed with displeasure.
“Relax my dear, i know what i’m doing. Irene is a very decent girl with conscience. I have already told her all about you and she knows you met Jay before her. So doing what i just asked you to do will hit her ego and conscience, forcing her to give up the fight and leave Jay without having a second thought. Trust me” i convinced Mercy, who slowly nodded in agreement.
“remember, say nothing on how you got her number to anyone, for your own good” i added as i called out Irene’s phone number for her.
Surprisingly Mercy was a much better actor than i expected. She brought down her voice to a very mild manner as she apologized to Irene.
The phone was on speak out, enabling me to listen easily.
“i’m a good Christian and i don’t believe in fighting my fellow woman for a man. I just did my confession this morning and apologized to God, so forgive me as well. Jay my fiancee is all yours. You can have him” she rounded up with those touching words,
“please wait a minute” we heard Irene suddenly beg.
“can we meet?” she asked Irene who instantly looked at me. I shook my head.
“no we can’t meet. I can’t bear seeing you” she answered.
“very well then, it’s cool but i advice you figure out things with your fiancee. He lied to me but it’s over now. I don’t have anything to do with him again. So try and fix things with him” she responded and hung up, leaving Mercy beaming with Joy.
“yes!” she screamed happily.
“Jackpot! so easy!” i smiled,
“Irene is now mine” i breathed with satisfaction, closing my fist.
“now listen to me and listen good. Go home and wait for my orders. Don’t dare act on your own if you are serious about getting back Jay” I seriously said to Mercy who nodded in agreement.
“fine, i can assure you that Jay will be fully yours when i’m done with my plans” I promised the young Lady, who smiled in appreciation.
Early the next day, i headed over to Irene’s house to check on her. Of course my grand plan was going as i wanted which made me very relaxed and happy.
Irene welcomed me into her apartment with a simple smile on her face, softening my heart with the simple gesture of acceptance. She hardly welcomed me with a smile and so seeing the welcoming smile on her face that morning brought up my hopes to an amazing level.
“I hope you are fine?” i asked innocently. She shrugged, saying nothing.
“I know we got off in a very unpleasant manner but i beg you to forget about it all. Let’s focus on your happiness, I know i’m the last person you expect to trust. But please trust me” I appealed calmly.
“It’s okay Emma. I see you as a good person, at least i do owe you a lot for opening my eyes to Jay’s deception. Plus the advice you have been giving free of charge. I do appreciate and i value you a lot” she replied to my surprise.
“I asked Jay to be here by 7pm. I will be giving him my decision by that time. I will like you to be present as well” she announced, surprising me further with her words.
“yea i will make my decision today. You will be the witness” she concluded, while i speechlessly stared at her….
I couldn’t concentrate on anything, after leaving Irene’s apartment that fateful morning. I couldn’t wait to know the decision she was going to make. My hopes were up so were my fears. It was a fifty-fifty chance.
By 6pm i dragged myself to Jay’s house. He was glad and pleased to see me, wasting no time in pouring out his feelings to me.
“Irene asked me to show up at her apartment by 7pm with you. I don’t know why she’s trying to judge me without listening to my defence. It isn’t fair, she’s really taking things too far” he complained unhappily.
“you got a point bro, but i know her to be a level headed girl. I believe she’s inviting you to hear your views, moreover you do know i have been talking to her” i said convincingly.
“I do pray so, because i can’t stand another surprise. I just can’t” he broke down sadly.
“but what if she chooses to be unreasonable, will you keep fighting for her?” I asked,
“of course not!. Yes i do love Irene but i won’t continue fooling myself like a school boy if she insists on being unreasonable. I simply will marry Mercy and say goodbye to bachelorhood. Believe me, i will do it” he poured out seriously, while i smiled with satisfaction.
The worst enemy anyone can ever get is a bad friend.
Guess what happen next….
Watch Out for Episode 10
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