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The Trinity-Episode 9

She sat down and placed her handbag beside her.

“Sorry for keeping you waiting, I had family matters that I had to attend to.” Helena apologized.
“No problem, I haven’t been here for long either” Said Michael.

“Have you seen your brother lately? He hasn’t been home for the past two days. Do you by any chance know his whereabouts? Helena asked.

Michael was astonished that she would be asking him such a question. “I’m the last person you should be asking the whereabouts of your husband” Michael said. “Anyway, the last time I saw him, he was around my girlfriend. I’m not so sure of their relationship” He continued.

“You have a girlfriend, Michael? And you are bold enough to tell me” Helena said.

“You haven’t been around lately, besides we needed a decoy.” He said.

“I don’t think that’s true. You seem jealous of this relationship, Michael.” Helena countered.

“Helena, that should be my own problem. I am running late for work. Already, my job is on the line. Let’s be quick please. Did you bring it?” Michael asked.

“That’s all you think about right? Anyway I have it here” Helena said. She opened her handbag, took out a wad of notes and handed it over to him.

Michael counted the money. It appeared it wasn’t the total amount that he had been expecting.

“This is half the amount you are to give me Helena, I need all the money” Michael said, looking anxious.

“Don’t try to be a smart boy, you know where to meet me tonight. Show up, then the rest will be given to you. It’s as simple as that.” Helena retorted.

Having said this, she took her hand bag, blew him a kiss and walked out of the restaurant. Shortly afterwards, Michael followed and set off to work.
He wasn’t sure what he was going to face at the office and that made him very nervous. What explanation was he going to give Joe the Manager to save his job? His threat was very clear and it got him thinking. Worse yet was how Amah on the other will handle the issue.

Back at Sophie’s apartment, she was pleasantly surprised to find Jason at her doorstep. She warmly welcomed him to her abode.

“I’m very glad to have found you. I had to retrace my steps to the scene of the accident and then to your office.” Jason explained. “I lied to the receptionist that I was your cousin from out of town. The tough lady refused to give me your address until I showed her your phone number.”

“Oh! That’s so thoughtful of you. Thanks for coming,” Sophie said.
They made some small talk and then Sophie suddenly went pensive.

“I have two questions for you Jason. How do you know Michael? Sophie asked.

“I see he hasn’t told you anything” Jason said.

“Yeah, except that you are a happily married man with a kid.” Sophie said.

Jason wasn’t surprised to hear that from her.

“Yeah that’s true. I’m not surprised he mentioned that bit. I was pretty sure that he’d be quick to do that. He is right; I’m a married with a son but as for happiness – that’s something I am not so sure about. Hey! Come to think of it, why are you dressed in black like someone mourning?” Jason asked
Sophie face suddenly darkened and she looked sad. It was obvious to him that the question had hit a raw nerve.

“What is it Sophie? Is something wrong? He asked.

“It’s my sister, she is gone. She passed away that day you dropped me at the hospital.” Sophie said.

“Wow Sophie! That is so sad.. I can assure you though that she has gone to a better place. She is resting in peace.” Jason said trying to console her.

“Thank you Jason, she was all I had you know? Sophie said as her eyes became teary.

“I am sorry, ok. Do you have any picture of hers? Jason asked.
“Yeah, that’s her personal album on the table there.” Sophie said.
Jason went to the table and took the album. He opened it and instantly his face dropped, full of shock and surprise.

“Is that Nicky? Your sister? Jason anxiously asked.

“Yeah, do you know her? Sophie asked.

Apparently, Jason was Nicky’s first love, the guy who broke her virginity on her birthday and broke up with her.

To be continued

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