Tue. Feb 13th, 2024

CHAPTER 56

 

 

BY LICIA TIFE

 

 

LICIA’S LIBRARY

 

William , what are you doing out here ….why are you not in there trying to get Veronica out of jail ?” Catherine asked while I slowly raised my head to look into her eyes .

 

“Veronica doesn’t want me to get her out of jail ”

 

“But why ,why is she still so upset .

 

.”

 

“Please do not blame Veronica,it really not her fault and I fully understand her .. I just want you to go in there and help me get her out of jail ”

 

“But William you just need to make her understand..”

 

 

“Please Catherine,we will talk about that later …for now just help me get her out of jail , I have called the commissioner , you know what to do ”

 

“Okay ,I will get her out now …..”

 

“Okay that great ,I will wait out here for you ” William said while I nodded and forced a smile . Honestly I have never seen my little brother love anyone the way he loves Veronica, but it seems she is taking his feelings for granted . I seriously can’t blame her but sometimes we just need to sit and talk about things . Decisions should not be made when angry .

 

“Okay done..” the police man said ” we just need Veronica to sign few papers and for the next few months ,she is not allowed to leave the country until she is proven innocent by the court”

 

“I understand,so where is Veronica now ?”

 

“There she is” he said as the police gently uncuffed Veronica. She rubbed her wrist with her hand as she stared at me .

 

“Veronica,we just need you to sign a few documents and you are free to go but you can not leave the country until the court says you not guilty of the offense you accused of …” the police said

 

“Did William send you here ?” She asked while I stared at her

 

“He didn’t ”

 

“I find that very hard to believe”

 

“I love my brother ,and I will do anything for him .. if you are not willing to let William get you out of jail ,at least you can let me right … I believe we are on good terms ” she sighed and asked

 

“Where should I sign”

 

 

“Here ,here and here ” few minutes after signing all the necessary documents, Veronica was finally released from jail .

 

“Catherine ,I just want to say thank you very much for bailing me out of jail ”

 

“I did it for my brother ” I said as I got into my car and drove off leaving Veronica alone . I do not hate Veronica now ,I am just a little upset . I mean William loves her that for sure and he definitely doesn’t deserves to be treated like this.

 

VERONICA POV

 

Catherine might be a little upset with me now but that will still not change the fact that I can’t forgive William . I respect Catherine alot . But William ,I do not know what I feel towards him right now . I am so upset with him ,I can’t seem to forgive him , for now .

 

I went back to my hotel room that day as I collapsed on the bed . What am I going to do now ,my life is extremely confusing and I actually do not know the next step to take .

 

I cried myself to sleep that night due to the constant reminisce I kept on having of my past . The next morning,I woke up and went straight to work .

 

I have to work harder now since I am back to being Veronica and not Chelsea . I have to work hard to be able to feed myself.

 

“Hello Chelsea”..one of my colleague at work greeted with a bright smile on her face

 

“Hey Ruby and please call me Veronica now ”

 

“Veronica?” She asked with a puzzled look

 

“Yeah Veronica ”

 

“But why Veronica …I mean what with the sudden change of name ?”

 

“It a long story ,but Veronica is my real name ”

 

 

“Okayyyyy” she said obviously still confused

 

“So where’s Kyle”

 

“Oh he is not coming to work today .”

 

“Oh okay ” I said as I went back to doing my work. I thought Kyle was going to be at work today ,then I can have somebody to talk to ,but apparently I am destinied to be alone .

 

Later in the evening after work ,I stood at the bus stop waiting for a bus and then it suddenly started raining

 

“Great just my luck ” I said as I started looking around for shelter. The rain suddenly stop hitting me as I felt someone’s presence beside me . I looked at William who was holding an umbrella over my head while he stood in the rain .

 

“You ..why are you here …have you been following me all day ”

 

“No ” he answered coldly as rain water washed him

 

“I do not need your help okay ..I can manage on my own ” I said as I wanted to walk away but he held me by the wrist and moved closer to me

 

“You might catch a cold ” he said as he out the umbrella in my hands and turned his back to leave

 

“You doing this won’t change anything William ..I won’t forgive you easily.. forget about forgiveness,I know I totally hate you now ”

 

He slowly turned to face me and said ” you hating me now wouldn’t change the fact that you mean everything to me. And nothing can change that ”

 

“I won’t come back to you William ..never ”

 

 

“You take care of yourself” he said as he walked away leaving me alone . Tears rolled down my eyes as I wiped it with the back of my hand . He said i mean everything to him but why did he hide the truth from me . He knows how much I hate it when i am lied to . He knows I do but he still lied to my face . I hate you William .but why do I feel like I need him . Like I do not want him to leave me .how do I tell him not to leave me alone here .

 

I hate you so much William

 

And I definitely wouldn’t forgive you now

 

Never .

 

T.b.c

 

THE SMILE THAT LEFT MY EYE

 

 

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