The Trinity Episode 2
Her blood froze and the smile disappeared when she caught sight of him on the bed. He was at it furiously with a woman who seemed lost in whatever he was doing to her. Suddenly her breath stopped, as the face of the woman turned and caught her eyes and she found herself staring right into the eyes of her younger sister, Nicky.
Nicky’s eyes locked with hers for what seemed like an eternity. She initially was too far gone in passion to recognize who she was looking at. There was something totally amiss with the scene. Like a flash, however, her eyes transited from passion to shock and then settled on pain. She pushed Michael off her, picked up her clothes and ran out of the room.
Michael was shocked at the complete change in her behaviour as he hadn’t yet seen Sophie. He suddenly sensed a presence, turned round and saw Sophie standing – a bottle in one hand and what looked like an envelope in the other.
Instantly, Michael got up and knelt in front of Sophie begging.
“Babe, I really don’t know what came over me he said. Please…”
Sophie was too hurt for words. She didn’t quite know what to say or do. She just stood there crying silent tears as Michael knelt before her.
She felt like tearing the appointment paper and breaking the bottle on his head but thought to herself “what good would that do?”
She threw the envelope at him, dropped the bottle on the bed and walked out of the room, through the sitting room and straight out of the house. Michael initially tried going after her but had to go back to put something on as he was stark naked. By the time he got back to the door, she was nowhere in sight, she had left without a word.
Michael went back into the house. He went straight to his bed and lay down thinking about what had just gone down. His thoughts were on how he was going to repair this damage. Suddenly he remembered that Sophie had thrown an envelope at him.
He found the envelope, tore it open and read the job offer with glee. He couldn’t help giving a small shout of joy as well as a dance. He was filled with joy and guilt at the same time. He immediately picked the phone to call Sophie. Her phone rang out without any answer. He decided to give some time and maybe even go over to her home later.
Meanwhile, Sophie had gotten home, her heart heavy and her eyes all teary. The first person she saw in the house was Nicky. She was sitting on the porch. She seemed to have been waiting for Sophie to show up. She quickly stood up and went towards Sophie as she saw her coming.
“Sophie, can we talk? Please” Nicky asked.
“Sophie, I’m sorry. It is not what you think. I can’t explain what came over me. One thing led to the other and things went to the extreme,” said Nicky.
“I can’t believe you’re telling me this. It’s enough, ok” Sophie said and walked out on her.
Michael tried calling Sophie all through the weekend but she ignored him. He thought of going over to the house but he was afraid. For once, he had a feeling that he had crossed the line this time. He knew that he would get to see her on Monday, his first day at work so he waited patiently.
Nicky, couldn’t get over her guilt feelings. She just kept seeing Sophie’s eyes at that point when she caught her with Michael. She desperately tried all through the weekend to see her but Sophie did a good job of avoiding her. Sophie remained in her room and avoided all contact. All she could hear was the sound of music and faint sobs now and then.
By Monday, she had had enough and she decided to go see Michael and with him. She left home at the crack of dawn and was at Michael’s place within 45 mins.
Michael was getting ready for his first day at work and was interrupted in his preparations by the sound of the doorbell.
“Who could that be?” he wondered to himself as he wasn’t expecting anyone. He opened the door to see Nicky. She was one of the last persons he ever thought he would see that morning and he was quite surprised.
“Nicky, I wasn’t expecting you,” Michael said.
“Well, I am here. We need to end this Michael. I can’t bear to hurt my sister this way again,” said Nicky.
“Come in and sit down, let’s talk. I still have a bit more time to get to work” Michael said, inviting her into his room.
“Wow! You didn’t tell me you had gotten a job” Nicky said.
“Yes, it came suddenly and unannounced. We haven’t spoken in the last few days. I would have told you. I now have a job as an accountant ” Michael disclosed.
“I’m so happy for you Michael,” Nicky said. “……Anyway, we need to end this, and find a way to make amends. Sophie is really hurt. She has been avoiding me since Friday” she continued.
“Same here, she’s not answering my calls” Michael said.
“Michael, there is something else you should know” Nicky said.
“What is it?” asked Michael.
“I’m two months pregnant for you.” Nicky disclosed.
“What!” Michael exclaimed.
Later that morning Sophie reported to work and went straight to the Human Resource Manager’s office.
“Sir, thank you so much for giving Michael this chance, ” said Sophie.
“I must say your boyfriend is really lucky”, said the HR Manager.
“Sir, can we put behind whatever happened. I beg of you.” Sophie said.
Before he could answer, they heard a knock on the door. It was one of the secretaries.
“Sir, the new employee is here,” said the secretary.
“That must be your guy?” said the HR Manager
“I’m sure it’s him. Sir, let me take leave of you” Sophie said and left.
The HR Manager asked the secretary to usher Michael into his office immediately.
“Good morning sir” Michael greeted
“Good morning, you may sit down,” said the HR Manager.
“You are welcome to your new job. I must say, you need to thank your girlfriend for the extreme sacrifice she made to ensure you got the job,” said the Manager.
“Thank you very much, sir. I promise to be very effective and productive ” said Michael.
“Mind you, your work here is under strict conditions which weren’t stated in your appointment letter,” said the Manager.
“Sir, what conditions? Michael asked.
“Good question. Your girlfriend and I have come a very long way so if you want to keep your job, then you must keep your distance,” the manager said.
“Sir, I don’t understand,” Michael said.
“It’s as simple as that. I’m sure you’re matured enough to read between the lines. What were you thinking when I said she had made extreme sacrifices. Young man, you either keep your distance or you forget about the job,” the manager said.
…. To be Continued