(We need to talk about her)
Grand finale #Season_2
By: Faith Lucky.
Every one was kind of surprised at my request, but they had to suc¢vmb.
“Um…are you sure you’ll be fine?” Hetty asked and I just nodded.
I could tell Mrs Percival – mum – was staring at me, but I didn’t want to look at him.
She stood up and left the room with the rest, while Theo and Alex stayed behind.
Okay; now this is more difficult than I thought. How do I face them? What I have to say is important, but how do I say it?
Both of them are really important to me, and I can’t imagine what could possibly be running through their minds.
“Um…hi” I said in a feeble voice, staring at the floor.
“Jeanne” Alex called.
“How’re you feeling?”
“I’m…I’m fine” I replied.
I looked at Theo who was staring silently at me.
It was obvious he was dying of regrets.
This was the same guy I played around with; yet the same guy that almost killed me.
“I asked to speak with both of you because…I wanted you to know I have my memories back and I recall everything that’s happened between us.
“Theo…you were kind to me from the very start; loved me when no one cares for me. But, you later turned out to be my nightmare and almost killed me.
“Alex…you put my life at risk, handed me over to the criminals. But, I met and fell in love with you and you took great care of me; risked your life for mine” I paused and sighed.
“in everything, I just want you guys to know I hold no grudges against you. I’ve decided to bury the past and forgive you both for the pains you made me go through in your own way.
“And I’d want you, Theo, to please, forgive Alex for what he did. At least…I’m alive. So, there’s no more reason for vengeance.
“And Alex…Please, I’d want you to forgive him as well, for whatever pains he’s made you go through over the last four years. I’d so much want that old friendship of yours to resume” I said conclusively, but they didn’t say a word.
“Jeanne” Theo finally broke the brooding silence.
“I um..I’m glad you’re okay. And…Thank you for forgiving me.
“And I just want you to know I regret every single pain I made you go through. If there was something I could do to revise the hands of time and treat you better, I’d have done it.
“But since you’ve forgotten me, thanks.”
I stared at him and released a light smile, then look back at Alex.
I couldn’t deny it; the thought came flashing through my mind; that dreadful thought. But, I didn’t want to think about it. No; I couldn’t.
“Are you fine…and the baby?” Alex asked after a little silence and it s£nt shivers down my spine.
“Y…Yes” I bent my head and replied.
“Uh…don’t you think you need more . rest?” Theo asked and I shook my head.
Immediately, we heard a knock on the door and it made me wonder who it was since I had told them I needed a moment with Theo and Alex.
“Y…Yes” I replied, since Theo and Alex remained silent.
Then, the door opened and Kim came In.
What’s she doing here?
Wow! I never thought she’d ever show up here to see me.
Or, could it be possible she’s here to bully me as always?
“Um…” she stuttered when she came in and looked at Theo and Alex.
“Sorry, I…I had no idea you’d be busy. I just wanted to have a word with…”
“It’s alright.” Theo cut in.
“You can go ahead”.
He turned and gave Alex a stare which I didn’t understand and they left the room together.
I took my eyes to the floor as I felt Kim coming closer.
“Um..Jeanne” she called but I still couldn’t look at her.
I just kept staring at the floor.
What does she want to say?
Geez! I can’t believe she’s my sister. I mean, all these while, I never felt a thing and neither did she.
She stood in front of me and interlocked her f!ng£rs.
“How’re you feeling?” She asked and it sounded so strange hearing it from her.
“I’m…I’m fine” I replied and cleared my throat.
I heard her heave a huge sigh.
“I was surprised as well when I heard the news” she said.
“i mean…it’s really strange isn’t it? Who would’ve ever thought we were sisters?”
She paused and sighed again.
I could imagine how heavy it must be for her.
“Jeanne…I don’t know how this might be sound to you, but I want you to know I’m really sorry for everything that’s happened between us. I’m sorry for all the ill treatments I made you go through. And all the time I mocked you about your family. I just want you to know I’m sorry and I deeply ask for your forgiveness”.
I was forced to look at her when she was done cause it was too shocking.
Was that really coming from Kim? The rude model?
Wow! Was this a dream or what?
She stared into my eyes with a pathetic look and I slowly stood on my feet.
“Well…I guess, you’re right. Who would’ve ever thought we were sisters?” I asked and chuckled.
“you know, I’ve always liked you, Kim. I mean, you were my role model. But, I became heartbroken when you started acting strange towards me – always picking on me for no reason.
“But you know what? It’s okay. I mean, I can’t stay mad at my only sister. So, yeah; I forgive you”.
Her eyes beamed immediately as she smiled.
“You…You do?” She asked and I smiled and embraced her.
Theo had signalled me to follow him out and when I did, he took me to a quiet room.
“Is there something wrong?” I asked when we got to the room and he went ahead to stand by the windows, backing me.
“I guess we have a lot to talk about” he said after taking a deep breath.
“But first and most importantly, I want to apologise for everything I did. Although, I’m not the only one at fault, but I just want you to know I’m deeply sorry” he said, calmly, staring out the window.
“Yeah. And I guess I owe you an apology as well. I’m sorry for betraying you in the past. My hands were tied and you know it. But, I’m sorry” I replied.
He didn’t say a word and we both kept silent for a while.
“I spoke to Pen” he broke the silence.
“I went to see her at the cell today and she gave me a hint on who had paid her to do what she did.”
I arched my brows as it gripped my attention.
“Well…who’s it?” I asked curiously and he dallied for a moment.
“She said it’s a loverboy” he replied and I almost fell due to the shock I received.
What the hell’s that?
“I…I don’t understand. What loverboy?” I asked confounded.
It just wasn’t possible.
“Well, she wouldn’t say. and the police didn’t give me enough time with her and insisted on handling it themselves. So, I had no idea” he replied and I felt my heart beating rapidly.
No; she’s probably lying.
I mean, I know she was definitely s£nt by someone, but not a loverboy.
I mean, no; it can’t be.
Who would ever do such a thing?
“Alex” Theo called, but I couldn’t answer at that moment as my l!ps were too heavy to say a thing.
Who among the rest of the boys could be a traitor?
“Alex, we need to talk” he said, but I still couldn’t say anything.
But, I felt my heart skip when I heard him call her name.
“We need to talk about Jeanne”.
Grand finale Season_2
By: Faith Lucky.
My curiosity increased.
What does he want us to talk about Jeanne?
“You know, I love her, Alex” he said.
“She was my first love; despite the fact she was ugly. She was the reason I became a monster. It was all because of my love for her.”
He paused and turned to look at me.
“Neither of us planned for this to happen. But I want you to know, Alex, that I still love her” he added and my heart skipped.
I heard a loud bang in my head as conniption gripped me. This was exactly what I’ve been afraid of. This was the moment I’ve dreaded.
I bent my head and couldn’t say a word. The pains were staring.
“You loved her when she was Olivia” I finally spoke out, my eyes on the floor.
“Back then, she was yours and I never dragged her with you. But, right now, she’s Jeanne and I love her a lot. She’s pregnant for me, Theo; and I’m not ready to lose her. I’m sorry”.
He looked at me and scoffe, then turned to face the window.
“I don’t care about the baby, Alex; it doesn’t stop me from loving her.” He said and turned to look at me again.
“I decided to approach you this way to see if we could settle this amicably. We’ve been at loggerheads with each other for four years now and I really didn’t want us to continue that way. So, I’d suggest you think about it”.
and with that, he walked away.
I stood outside the hospital and kept staring in, like, I’d be able to get a glimpse of her.
I wanted to see her – Jeanne – but I felt so scared going in. What would her reaction be if she sees me? Together with the rest of the boys?
My mother was the reason her life became a mess. She put her life at risk. She offended them all and I’m not sure she’d want to see me now.
I stared pathetically for a long time and decided to leave. It was so painful.
I sniffed and turned around to leave and discovered a black Suv which was about entering through the gate, suddenly stopped in front of me.
The back door opened and Malcolm came out.
Hah! Loverboy Malcolm.
I quickly wiped my eyes as he came towards me.
Why did he stop? And why’s he coming towards me?
“Hey” he called as he stood in front of me.
“aren’t you…you were one of the contestants, right?” He asked and I nodded.
“Good evening sir” I greeted nervously with a bow.
“Yeah. What re you doing here? And why were you crying?” He asked and I sniffed again.
“I…I came to see Jeanne” I replied.
“Jeanne? So, why re you here, then? Why didn’t you go in?” He asked and I shook my head.
“I…I can’t. She…” I stuttered and bent my head, not knowing what to say.
“Hold on; you’re Pen’s daughter, right?” He asked and it made me wonder how he knew.
“Yes” I replied almost inaudibly, staring at the floor.
I didn’t hear him say anything for a while.
“So, you’re scared to see her?” He asked and I just nodded.
I couldn’t speak freely with him. I mean; he was a loverboy.
“Come on; your mum’s the criminal here, not you. Besides, you should know Jeanne would never s£nd you away. So, come on, let’s go in” he said and held my hand and it made me shiver.
I lifted my eyes to look at him and saw him staring back at me.
“Come on” he prodded me and I hesitantly followed him to the car where we proceeded to the hospital.
This whole thing’s becoming a mess. I can’t believe they’ve apprehended Pen.
What if she exposes me?
I never wanted this to go far. I had my reasons. But now, it seems the whole thing’s getting out of hand already.
I need to find a way out of this.
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