By: Faith Lucky.
tears poured from my eyes and I couldn’t control it. The doctor was taken abacked.
“Miss Megan, who does it belong to?” He asked, but I couldn’t reply.
I just stood up with my bag and ran out of the office.
I ran outside to my car and took off immediately. More tears kept streaming down my cheeks.
How was it possible that Audrey was Jocelyn? How come she doesn’t remember any of us? Or is It possible she had amnesia after the fall?
I was so confused. My heart was tearing [email protected]
I drove straight to Edith’s house. I couldn’t go home at that moment because mum would definitely get suspicious of my tears since I couldn’t control my mood at that moment.
I drove into the building and parked at the garage and fortunate, Edith was standing outside.
She looked gobsma-cked as she saw me running towards her, crying uncontrollably.
I got to where she was and [email protected] her.
“Megan, wh…what’s going? What happened?” She asked dazily but I only continued crying.
Then she noticed the paper in my hand and collected it from me, going throu-gh it. She was shocked.
She looked at me, then back at the paper.
“It’s positive?” She asked confused and I nodded.
I busted into more tears and she [email protected] me.
“So, It’s possible she had amnesia?” Edith asked as she gave me a glas-s of water.
We were now in the sitting room and after much effort, I was able to calm down a bit.
“Yes” I replied and gulped down the water.
I kept the empty glas-s on the table and she sat beside me on the sofa.
“So, what re you going to do, Megan? Will you tell her about it?” She asked.
“I…I don’t really know, Edith. I’m confused. Rodney has been looking for her his whole life and now he’s finally falling for me, I’m scared I might get to lose him if he finds out” I replied, sounding frustrated.
“So, what are you going to do?” She asked and I stood up.
“I just nee-d to see her”
She also stood up.
“You want to see her? What are you going to say to her?” She asked.
“Like I said, Edith, I don’t know” I replied and left.
I drove off but didn’t even know where to go as I had no Idea where Audrey/Jocelyn was living. I decided to check up on her in the h0tel where she worked.
So many thoughts kept flashing throu-gh my mind. I remembered our childhood memories; it was so much fun.
I really wanted her back; back as a sister.
I kept thinking of so many things until I got to the h0tel and parked in the garage.
I [email protected]£ out of the car and wondered if she was there and how I could find her.
Today was Saturday and I knew she wouldn’t be in school.
I was about going into the reception when I sighted her coming out with a trash bag. I stared pathetically at her. That was my sister; my long awaited sister.
I sauntered to where she was and she was surprised seeing me there.
She must be thinking I was there for trouble again.
She tried ignoring me by walking away, but I held her back. My eyes were filled with tears.
“Audrey” I called and [email protected] her.
She opened her eyes wi-de in surprise and was scared to even hold me.
I hvgged her for a long time and by the time we unlocked, my face was alre-ady covered with tears.
Audrey was staring at me confounded as the whole thing probably seemed unreal to her.
“Audrey I…there’s something you nee-d to know” I whimpered and held her hands.
I was so confused. I wanted so badly to tell her the truth. But suddenly; I thought of everything I’d be risking.
I recalled all the beautiful moments I shared with Rodney, even how he [email protected]£ inti-mate with me. Am I re-ady to risk everything?
Why did the truth have to come out now at such a wrong time? Why does It have to be now?
I looked back at Audrey; her eyes were starving for a reply. But what will I say?
“Audrey” I called again and sighed.
“I want to apologise for everything I’ve done to you. I’m…I’m so sorry for ill treating you the whole time. I hope you can forgive me?”
She scoffed and unbelieve was clearly written on her face.
She kept quiet.
“Audrey plea-se say something. Won’t you forgive me?” I asked tearfully, still holding her hand.
“Um…M…Megan’s she stuttered nervously.
“I hold no grudges against you. So you can feel at ease. ”
I smiled and [email protected] her
“Thank you Audrey” I said ruefully and paused to sniffle.
“Come on, I’ll help you with this” I added and picked up the trash bag.
She flin-ched and tried collecting it from me, but I resisted.
She was dumbfounded as we walked together to the bin and I emptied the trash bag into it.
I smiled and turned back to her.
“Bye. I’ll be on my way now” I said and turned around to leave.
She was just out of words.
I returned to where she was and hvgged her again before leaving finally.
I stood by the window of my h0tel room on the second floor, watching everything that was going on.
I couldn’t un-derstand what was happening, but with the look of things, it seemed Megan was in good terms with Audrey. But how? And why was she even crying?
I watched as she drove out of the building and I decided to call her. I really wanted to know what was going on.
The phone rang for some time before she finally picked up. But I didn’t want her to know I was staying at the h0tel. So, I asked the question in a different way.
“Megan, where’re you?” I asked immediately she greeted me and she hesitated before giving me a reply.
“Um…I’m with Edith. We’re just watching a movie together” she replied levelly and I was confused.
What was she saying?
“You’re with…Edith?” I asked.
“Yes. I was just bored. So I decided to spend some time at her place. Is there something wrong? Why are you asking?”
“Urgh…” I paused and itched my head.
“it’s nothing. I just…I thought you might be at home so I could come over. But don’t worry, I’ll call you back” I replied and ended the call immediately.
I was muddled.
Why was Megan lying to me? Why was she denying the fact that she was with Audrey? What could be so important about her discussion with Audrey that she had to lie to me?
By: Faith Lucky.
I couldn’t wait for my working hours to be over so I could go home and proclaim the big news to Rachel.
I alre-ady called Leo and told him everything and he didn’t know what to say. He was just as surprised as I was.
I’ve been trying to call Rachel as well, but her line wasn’t going throu-gh.
Immediately I got home, I bu-mped into the sitting room, brimful of excitement.
“Rachel you…” I started ecstatically but paused when I noticed the room was a mess.
Rachel was just ransacking the whole place.
“Rachel, what are you doing?” I asked.
“I’m in a big mess, Audrey. I’m looking for something very important. I’m looking for a book where I had written my. N.I number” she replied disgruntled, opening bags and cartoons.
“Your N.I number? Where did you keep it?” I asked.
“Well, that’s the problem. I don’t know”.
I rolled my eyes. Perfect way to spoil the big news.
I watched as she kept emptying old bags and cartoons. But she paused and stood up with a picture that she found In one of the bags.
“Is this you?” She asked as she showed the picture to me.
It was an old rusted picture of me when I was a kid.
I smiled and collected it.
“Yes it’s me. It’s my childhood picture” I said.
I was standing with dad at the beach when we had moved to North America.
” I never knew any of my childhood pictures still existed. Mum never allowed me to take pictures back then” I said tearfully and held the picture to my che-st.
“Thank God I’ve finally found one. I’ll keep it safe from now on”.
Rachel stared at me and resumed searching.
“By the way, Rachel. You won’t believe what happened today” I said.
“And you’re still gonna tell me” she replied and scoffed, still backing me.
“Megan apologised to me today”.
She turned to look at me.
“What are you saying? What do you mean Megan apologised to you?” She asked confused.
“I know it’s surprising Rachel, but it happened. She [email protected]£ all the way to the h0tel to apologise to me. She told me she was sorry for ill treating me the whole time and wanted me to forgive her”.
“Okay, this is getting interesting” Rachel said and stood up.
“You mean Megan James, the annoying [email protected] [email protected]£ to ask forgiveness from you? You’re joking right?” She asked.
“No Rachel. I’m damn serious. It really happened”.
“I don’t un-derstand. Did she receive a prophesy that the world was coming to an end? And even she did, why on earth will she apologise to you?
“So, what was your reply?”
“Well, I told her I had nothing against her” I replied.
“Hm. I know you would. Holy sister Audrey. She’s just lucky she didn’t meet someone like me, else, I’d have punched her in the face and tell her to forgiveness from her ghost” she said derogatorily and resumed searching for her book.
“You won’t believe what Audrey told me yesterday, bro” Leo said to me as we were all having breakfast.
I didn’t pick more interest but just focused on my meal.
“She told me Megan [email protected]£ to apologised to her yesterday” he added and that was when I picked interest as I quic-kly looked up at him.
“She did?” Mum asked, also surprised.
“Yes, mum. She told me she [email protected]£ all the way to the h0tel just to apologies to her. She said she was even crying and was de-eply sorry for ill treating her the whole time” Leo replied, ru-bbing bu-tter on his bre-ad.
“Well, isn’t that good news?” Mum asked.
“Well, of course it is. I never knew Megan could apologise to someone. She must have been visited by an angel” Leo replied, laughing.
“Did Audrey tell you why she apologised?” I asked.
“Well, that’s [email protected] of the surprise” Leo said.
“There was no reason at all. She just [email protected]£ upto her, crying and apologised.
“I’ve always known Megan was a soft hearted lady. I guess that’s why I like her a lot” mum replied happily.
I [email protected]£ curious to know what was going on. They had to be an explanation for it.
Megan apologising to Audrey for no reason was so unlike her. And why did she have to deny the fact that she had gone to the h0tel to apologise to her?
There seemed to be a twist somewhere and I really wanted to know what it was.
I sat next to Leo in the car as we drove to DM plaza to have dinner. I couldn’t tell why Leo’s been spending a lot of time with me lately.
Well,; he was a nice fellow, anyway.
Soon, we got to plaza and found a suitable dinner table. Then, we ordered for foods and drinks and began eating blissfully.
“It’s a good thing you’re finally on good terms with Megan. At least all the bullying can st©p” Leo said as we ate.
“You’re right, Leo. It’s a miracle it happened because I was getting fed up too” I replied.
We continued eating, bringing up little chats on the way and soon, we were done.
“Why don’t we watch a movie in the cinema?” Leo asked as we stood by the counter.
“Um…okay. what kind of movie?” I asked.
“Well, I’d say let’s go for a horror movie.”
“Huh?” I skrie-ked and he laughed.
“Come on, let’s check out the list of movies they have” Leo said and held my hand, leading me to the cinema section.
We checked the list andand chose a movie that was to start in few minutes.
So, we quic-kly cut our tickets, bought some popcorn alongside some snacks and rushed into the cinema.
We were snuggled up next to each other as we looked at the big Television screen. That was my first time to visit the cinema and I saw it as an honor. I felt like hvgging Leo for it.
I looked around and noticed everyb©dy had a [email protected] and they were all holding popcorn. Was it a tradition for everyb©dy to have popcorn while watching a movie here? Was the popcorn like a second ticket?
I also opened mine and started eating as the movie started. It was titled “Tara’s little Secret” and was very interesting.
It was written by Author Faith Lucky.
It was a story of two teenage lovers. But the girl died in an accident, leaving the boy heartbroken. The boy’s name was Sam and the girl’s name – Tara.
Sam was very sad and excluded himself after what happened. And Tara on the other hand wanted to get back to him.
So, Tara made a deal in the ghost world and returned to the world of the humans. But she didn’t return as Tara; she returned in the b©dy of another dead teenager who’s name was Annabel.
“So, Tara [email protected]£ Annabel, whereas annabel’s biological family had been looking for her b©dy after she died in a plane crash.
So, Tara went to Sam as a friend but Sam couldn’t know it was his beloved Tara because she was in a different b©dy. And Tara couldn’t tell him she was the one because in the ghost deal, the condition she had was not to let anyone know she was a ghost because the day anyone got to find out she was a ghost, that’d be the day she’d have to leave the human world forever.
So, Tara had to remain in guise and after some time, she was able to win Sam’s heart as Annabel.
They were doing perfectly fine; bur Tara’s secret got expo-sed as time went on and Sam got to know she was Tara. But that was the last time he got to be with her because her deal was over.
He held her in his arms the whole time and watched as the life left her b©dy gradually. And right there in his arms, she died and his Tara was gone forever.
And that was the end of the movie.
Leo smiled and looked at me only to discover I was crying.
“Why did she have to die?” I asked ruefully and busted into more tears.
Leo chuckled and helped me to stand. Every b©dy in the theatre was also looking sad.
“Let’s go” he told me and held my hand, leading me out of the cinema.
We got outside and st©pped by the cinema. I was still crying.
“Why did she have to die, Leo? They were so perfect for each other” I whimpered and Leo smiled and [email protected] me.
We got into the car and he drove away silently. It was alre-ady dark.
Soon, we got to my residence and he st©pped at a distance and [email protected]£ out of the car with me.
“T…Thank you Leo, f…for d…dinner” I whimpered as Leo stood in front of me.
“St©p crying Audrey. It’s just a movie” he told me and I smiled, but more tears kept rushing down.
I just couldn’t control it.
I drew close to her and cleaned the tears with my palm. I stared into her face and she was so pretty as she cried.
Some of the tears rushed down herl-ips and I slowly cleaned it off. But my hands got stuck to thel-ips and she stared at me.
Her we-t long eye lashes fluttered and the whole thing was driving me crazy. She was so beautiful.
I brushed her hair backwards and k!$$£d her.
Yes, I k!$$£d her!
But she quic-kly unlocked from the k!ssand that was when I realised what was going on.
What the hell just happened?
She t©uçhed herl-ips and looked at me.
“Audrey, I…” I tried speaking but was out of words and she turned around and ran away.
“Audrey!” I called after her but she didn’t st©p.
She just kept running.
I stood nervously in front of Rodney and couldn’t look at him in the face.
I kept wandering why he had called me over to the house so unusually and he had even told me not to let Megan know about it. I had a feeling It was something troublesome.
“Um…Mr Rodney, is…is there a problem?” I asked as he lit a cigarette and stuck it in his mouth.
He didn’t say anything immediately but only smoked from his cigarette and puffed smoke into the air.
“Why did Megan’s character suddenly changed towards Audrey?” He asked and my heart skipped.
What’s he driving at?
“Um…Mr Rodney” I said and paused.
“There’s no specific reason behind it. She…she just wants to turn a new leaf” I continued.
“A new leaf?” He asked and chuckled.
“That doesn’t sound like the Megan I know and will know not even in the next twenty years”.
My heart beat had become tensed.
“If you don’t tell me, Edith” he said.
“You can consider yourself out of the contest. And I’m going to make sure your father finds out about your mother’s extra marital affair”.
I [email protected] and looked at him. How did he get to know about it?
Why’s he trying to f0rç£ the truth out of my mouth? And how did he get suspicious?
“M…Mr Rodney, I…I don’t know what you’re talking about. There’s no other objective behind Megan’s actions” I said nervously and Rodney stood up.
“I guess you think I’m joking then. We’ll see about that” he said and started walking away.
My anxiety increa-sed. I know Rodney was good at keeping threats and I couldn’t let him do what he just said.
“Mr Rodney, plea-se wait!” I called just as he was about opening the door.
He st©pped and turned back to look at me.
Oh, God! I’m dead.
“I’ll…I’ll tell you the truth” I said with my eyes staring at the floor.
Rodney could see how troubled I was.
“Um…she…I mean, Megan, she…she carried out a test on Audrey” I stuttered and Rodney furrowed his brows in concentration.
“What test?” He asked.
Dear Jocelyn Episode 35 & 36