(Living the life of a lie)
“I…….I…….”just by starring at his angry face, I didn’t know what to say.
“I thought I made it clear to you that the bed is prohibited for you”He asked
“Yes you did and am sorry that I slept on it without your permission but after the class, I felt so tired and I just……..”
“Why did you pretend to be Nina? Why didnt you say any thing when I was talking to you”He asked
“I…. I”I began to stutter again and out of anger
He jerked me forward and I ended up falling into his arms
I would have got up but he had his hand on me
“What did you hope to achieve by pretending to be Nina”He asked
“Nothing, Have told you already, I slept off on the bed and am sorry, It won’t ever happen again”I said feeling flustered by being this close to him
He didn’t say any thing but instead, He kept on starring at me intently.
I tried to pull away but he held me back still starring at me
“Now that I look at it, The colour of your eyes is different”He whispered gently
The door opened and Nina walked in, as soon as we both saw her, I moved out of his arms while he let me go immediately
“What’s going on” She asked starring at us
“Its nothing”Brian replied and quickly I left the room not wanting them to notice the blush I had on my face or to hear the frantic noise that my heart was making.
As soon as I got to the stairs, I breathed in deeply, Trying to stop the frantic beat of my heart.
Why did he have to hold unto me, Am sure that Nina intruding on us will certainly have its own consequence
That’s his own problem, Let him find some thing to tell her, After all he was the one holding onto me.
I need to get some fresh air, I thought heading straight outside.
I stayed in the garden for a very long time, Hoping that by delaying myself there, They would have gone to sleep.
But my effort was fruitless cause as soon as I turned, I saw Nina coming towards me
“We haven’t talked to each other ever since the day Micheal kidnapped the both of us”She began as soon as she got to me.
“I don’t know what we have to talk about,As far as am concerned you are here on your own and am here on my own”I replied
“You seem to be forgetting that some thing links the both of us together and that is Micheal”
“How can I ever forget, Tell me why did Micheal realeased you, The last thing he said was that he didn’t trust you”
“He had no option. You were getting Brian to be suspicious of you and he didn’t want that, So he had no option than to let me go”
“Tell me some thing Nina do you love Brian, Maybe you started to feel some thing for him “I asked
“You already know my answer and it won’t ever change”She said
“You are saying you still don’t love him?”
“No! You do love him right?”,She asked and when I took long to answer, She drew up her conclusions
“You do love him, That’s bad! I wonder what Micheal will do when he knows about your feeling”She said
“I don’t love Brian”I said
“You do! Only a fool wouldn’t see the look in your eyes when you stare at him”
“I don’t want to talk about this”I said walking past her
“Am willing to keep this a secret!”She said and I stopped
“What did you say?”
“I said am willing to keep it a secret from Micheal and in exchange you don’t get close to Brian ”
“Why can’t I be close to him?”
“Because I want him for myself, I might not love him but he is the only way I can become rich, I don’t mind being his mistress while you are his wife, All I want is for him to keep on giving me his attention”She said
“Brian hates the sight of me, You can be rest assured,You will always be the one he gives all his attention to”I replied
“Good then, We have both agreed on one thing”She said and I turned to leave
“What about Micheal plan? His aim is to get rid of Brian,What are you going to do when that happen?”I asked her
She smiled and walked towards me “I can be rest assured,Since I have some one who loves him so much, Am sure that no harm will come on him”She replied
“What if I decide to join hands with Micheal”
“You! Join hands with Micheal, Don’t make me laugh! Your conscience won’t let you sit back and watch him die because you love him and that’s all I need, you love him and protect him and he loves me and gives me all I need, Isn’t that the most perfect thing”She said and Pat my arm before sauntering off
I would have loved to throw it back on her face that I don’t care what might happen to Brian.
But I do care and I won’t want to see him hurt by these two demon
One who is very close to him and the other who is ready to pounce on him if he gets a little chance.
Sighing deeply I went back to the room only to see the two of them already on the bed.
I wished it was me that was sleeping beside him, Wished I had been the one he loved but that wouldn’t be happening.
Nina is by his side and she wouldnt leave him for any thing in the world.
I went to take a shower and then I made my bed and layed on it and before I knew it, I was asleep in no time.
THE NEXT DAY
“You are really doing good your Highness, You did great!” The instructor said as she read all of my answers
“You have been a good teacher and am glad you were my teacher”I said gently
“Thank you your Highness, now I can be rest assured that you know what to do when the coronation day comes right?”
Its been a long and tiring day as usual and class today was a bit interesting and it was because our main topic was all about Brian.
I hardly knew a thing about him in person but today I got to know a lot, It was the job of the future queen to know things about her her husband.
And thanks to this class, I now know a lot of thing, I thought to myself.
I was heading to the garden with my escourts behind me when I got a phone call from Micheal.
I didn’t want to pick at first but when it kept on ringing,I had no choice but to answer it
“What is it?”
“What’s with the mood?” He asked
“I don’t want to talk to you Micheal, You can give Nina a call,Good by…….”
“Don’t you dare hang up the phone! I only called to tell you about the surprise package I had sent for Brian but since you are not interested then well then goodby…… ”
“What are you talking about ! What package did you send ?”
“Well it’s a nice little surprise, Am sure that he would lov……..”I didn’t wait to listen to him because I was already heading to the house.
I could hear my escourts running after me,Calling me to stop but nothing matters than to save Brian life.
He didn’t go to work today and so he must be in the study,I thought as i ran into the study but there was no sign of him .
I went to the room only to find Nina there
“Where is Brian?”I asked and she smiled
“Oh so you know”
“Know what?”I asked
“That as we are speaking his life is in danger?”
“Just tell me where he is?”I yelled at her
“I have no idea and let me tell you that what is going to harm Brian as of this moment is being taken to him, I hope you can save him before he takes that thing”She said and immediately I ran outside.
I was heading to the patio when I saw a maid going into the balcony with a cup of tea with her.
I quickly ran to the balcony and when I got there it was to see that he had collected the cup and was about to drink the content
“No Brian! Don’t drink it!”I yelled and immediately ran towards him to hit the cup from his hand making the content spill on the floor.
I didn’t feel like going to work today,so I decided to stay home and work from there.
I was busy in the study when one of the guards walked in
“Your Highness this arrived a bit late”He said putting the file on the desk and then he left the room.
Having gone through the rest ,I decided to check on the last one which was brought in
I opened it only to find the paper in it bloody, on it was bodly written ‘ I WONT REST UNTIL I HAVE YOU SIX FEET UNDER’
on reading this I threw the paper away and at the same time I called the guard who brought it in
“Who brought this?”I asked
“I actually don’t know your Highness,All i know is that it was found in the mail box outside and it was brought to me.
“Take this away and for the main time don’t take in any mails for me”I said and immediately he did what I asked and he left .
Who wants me dead,I thought as I sat down on my seat contemplating
The door opened and My PA walked in “Am sorry to disturb you your Highness but the ministers of finance are here and have taken them to the balcony just as you have asked “He said
“Fine then”I said rising from my seat.
The ministers and I were in a deep discussion when the tea was brought in.
The maid came to me and gave me the tea and I was about to drink it when I heard Dora voice
“No Brian don’t drink it !!!” And before I could even stare her,She had already hit the cup away from my hand.
“Are you okay? You haven’t drank out of that tea right? Talk to me Brian!”She said holding my arms
“I haven’t “I managed to say and before I knew it, She hugged me,Holding me tight.
“Thank God,I came on time”She said gently still holding onto me.
I found myself holding her back, Once again she has saved me,I thought holding her tightly.
“Please forgive me your Highness,I didn’t mean to do it, I was forced”The maid who had brought the tea said as she knelt on the floor bowing.
We realeased each other and I stared at the culprit.
“Why did you do it?”I asked
“I can’t tell you that too, Have made a vow not to say any thing”She said while two of my guards held onto her
“You can as well take her away”I said to the guards who were holding her.
“Why don’t we make the meeting another day”My PA said leading the ministers out of the room leaving only Dora and I.
I stared at the rug which the tea had poured on and I saw that it had dried up
There really was poison In the tea and I would have drank it if it wasn’t for Dora.
I stared at her and saw her wipe away a tear, How did she know that there was some thing in the drink, This is not the first or the second time she will save me, Just who the hell is she and how does she know when am in danger?
All this question needs to be answered and she will certainly answer it
“I will be heading back to my room”She said moving away but i was quick in puling her back.
“How! How did you know that I was in danger once again?”I asked and I saw the shocked look on her face
“I…….I just happen to be ………”
“No more lies from you Dora, The accidents and you saving me wasn’t a coincidence right?”
“I….I don’t know”She replied
“Fine then you aren’t ready to tell me the truth then you leave me with the thought that you are the one who have been planning those accident”I said still holding on to her arm
“Really? After going through the trouble of saving you,That’s the only reason you could think of?”She yelled at me
“Then talk to me,Tell me who wants me dead cause there is no doubt that you know who the person is!'”
“You have no right to demand any thing from me, I owe you no explanation “She said jerking her arm free and before I could stop her, She ran off.
I knew how to get her to talk and the only way I would be able to do that is by forcing the truth from her but first I have to confirm some thing.
I kept on running until I got to the room and I closed the door behind me, Breathing in heavily.
Why don’t I think before diving into some thing, Due to my stupidity Brian already knows that there is some thing am keeping from him.
What should I do now? Should I call Micheal? That’s a bad option, I thought as I sat on the bed
When ever he is in danger,I just don’t think right! I only think about saving him and I don’t think about the consequence.
The bath room door opened and Nina walked out
“My God! What happen to you? You look like a mess”She said starring at me
“You knew! You knew that he was in danger and yet you did nothing”I said starring at her
“Why should I bother when he has you, his saviour here”She said
“How can you say that feeling so calm, The man that almost died……loves you”I said
“But I don’t and what does it matter! He is still alive “She said starring at the mirror.
I walked to her and turned her to face me,”How can you be this cruel?”I asked
“Me cruel? This is not be being cruel, This is me trying to survive, If Brian is not with me then i won’t be any thing”She said
“You were doing perfect before you ever met Brian, Your mother wouldn’t like to know that you turned out this way” I said
“Don’t talk about my mom, You know nothing, so just mind your business”She said
“Not when it comes to Brian!”I replied
“Ahhh…….have forgotten that you are in love with him”She said
“Yes I do love him and I won’t sit back and watch you hurt him, It’s just a pity that he fell for you when you don’t love him”I said
“That’s how life is and for the record…..”She moved close to me and whispered.
“I had put the poison in the tea,I had to know if you were still willing to save him knowing that you will only receive his hatred until the very end”She said silently again
I pushed her away angrily “how could you? ”
“To put you in your place my dear! No matter how hard you protect him, He will never see you the way you want him to see you because I will always be the one he loves”She said and taking her stuff,She left the room and I sat on the bed feeling sad.
“It doesn’t matter if he doesn’t love me, I can live with that but what I won’t be able to live with is if some thing bad happen to him “I whispered to myself.
My phone began to ring and when I saw that it was Micheal, I threw the phone away and layed on the bed crying.
“Won’t you pick the call”On hearing Brian voice, I raised my head to see him standing by the door.
Immediately I stood up from the bed and picked the phone, Switching the call.
“Nina is not here but if you want to bring her here, I will leave then”I said wanting to walk past him but he held me back
“Are you feeling okay?”He asked and I stared at him in surprise
“You were only thinking about my safety and you didn’t think about yours,Hope nothing is wrong with you”He asked holding my hand
I pulled my hand from his and said ” Am fine, You don’t have to concern your self with me”I said and walked off quickly.
Why is he suddenly being nice? Is it a way to get his answers from me, I thought.
Later that day we were to have dinner with his parents who had come to see us .
We were all eating and I was politely answering his parents each time they asked me a question
Just then I stared at Brian and found him looking at me
He has been looking at me,making me feel uncomfortable and I kept on wondering why?
While Brian went out with his parents, I went to the garden waiting for him to arrive so he and Nina will be in bed before I go in.
I was still thinking when I saw him arrive, Not wanting him to see me, I hid behind some bush
He was heading in when Nina came to him.
“Where did you go to,Have been waiting for you!”She said hugging him and for the first time I saw that he didn’t hold her back
“Hey what’s wrong with you” She asked as she stared at him
“I want to be alone tonight, Go back to the maid quaters , I will call you when I need you”He said and walked off
This is the first time am seeing Brian behaving this way with Nina, What happened to him?.
T B C😍