The Trinity Episodes 6&7
“Oh, he is married?” Sophie asked.
“…So he conveniently didn’t mention it to you? I see he wants to have his usual way with you as with his string of mistresses.” Michael said.
“Michael, he is married!” Sophie repeated.
” Yes, and not just married, he has a young son” Michael said.
The Spell Weaver – Episode 6
Sophie was disappointed. She had thought something could have come out of her meeting with Jason. She decided not to call him back again. As it was, she had enough on her hands with Michael’s philandering.
Michael noticed the look on Sophie’s face and began taking advantage of it. He knew Sophie well, he knew her weak spots. He had always been an expert at manipulating her. He knew how to use her weaknesses to his advantage.
He came closer to her and said “Sophie, I have been waiting for a time like this to tell you how sorry I am regarding the matter with Nicky. I don’t know what came over me. It must have been the boredom, not having a job all this while, all the rejections I had faced. I promise you, I am a changed man now. Please forgive me and take me back. Let us be as we used to be.”
“Michael, for how long will you keep doing this? You completely ignored me and now you expect me to believe you? What about Amah. I know how easily you move from one lady to the other. What about her? I know you are dating her.” Sophie responded.
“Sophie, I may be guilty of many things but I am not dating Amah. I know what you have done for me what you have been through on my behalf. Let me make amends”. Michael dropped on his knees and went “Let’s work things out and get married ”
Marriage? Could he be serious? Never in the entirety of their relationship had he ever spoken of marriage to Sophie. Was he being real this time around? This move of his gave Sophie a different impression. She found herself believing him and was ready to give him a second chance.
It took Jason about 45 minutes to get home. He parked the car in the garage, handed his key and office things to the housekeeper and walked into the sitting room.
Immediately he came in, his wife jumped up from the chair, charged at him and began shouting.
“Where are you coming from at this time of the day? I called your office and was told you were not there. Where have you been?” Helena his wife shouted.
Jason didn’t answer her. He turned away and started climbing up the stairs to his bedroom. She pushed him aside rushed ahead and blocked the entrance to the room.
“Tell me where you have been before I allow you to enter into this room” She yelled at him.
“Look woman, don’t forget that this is my house” Jason said.
“It can belong to your dead father for all I care! You useless impossible man! If you think you’re gonna cheat on me and walk around freely, then you must be joking!” She said.
She was completely over-reacting. There had to be more to this matter than met the eye. It was however obvious that theirs was indeed a troubled marriage. Jason truly was an unhappy man.
At the moment, Jason looked very frustrated. He didn’t quite know what to do. He wasn’t a violent man and had never hit his wife before.
The combination of the day’s events with it’s climax being his wife’s theatrics were proving too much for him to handle. He glared at his wife as if to push her aside. However, he turned away and walked down the steps, out of the house.
That however didn’t stop Helena from shouting at him.
“Walk away as you always do. You coward. You are always afraid to face your problems. Walk away. I will be here waiting for you” she said and went back into the house as Jason drove away.
Back at the hospital, Michael was still on his knees, sweet-talking Sophie. Suddenly, he reached into his pocket and pulled out a ring.
“I have been waiting for this moment for days now and this ring has been on me everywhere I went. Sophie will you marry me?” Michael asked.
Sophie didn’t know what to say. She was caught by surprise. She was very delighted but had some apprehension. More like a sixth sense warning her that something wasn’t right.
She decided to push it aside and take the plunge. This was what she had waited for all these years.
As she was about to stretch forth her hand and open her mouth to agree, the door suddenly burst open and a doctor and nurse came in.
The interruption startled Sophie and Michael. Michael jumped to his feet and went towards the doctor.
“Hi Doctor any news?” Michael asked.
The doctor took one look at him and one look at Sophie, he took a deep breathe and said.
“I am sorry, we tried all we could. The patient didn’t make it.”
The Doctor told them how several complications had arisen during the operation. He said that despite all they did to save her, it was a little too late. The harm had already been done before she came to the hospital.
Sophie was distraught she almost fainted. She couldn’t believe that her sister whom she had seen so vibrant and full of life earlier in the day could be dead. He took Michael aside and spoke some more words to him.
Life they say is unpredictable, who is actually to be blamed for Nicky’s death? Her relationship with Michael actually began when she was most vulnerable and heartbroken.
She was lonely and hurt at the time. Her boyfriend whom she had loved very much, her first love to be precise had broken up with her on her birthday. The worst part of it was, it was that very same day she broke her virginity with the guy. It was only after the act that Nicky’s guy knew he wasn’t much in love with her.
That was just pathetic. Nicky was so much into the guy. He had made her believe that he loved her very much and would do anything to make her happy… Only to break up with her, right on her birthday and after having sex with her.
A few days after this incident, on one of his visits to Sophie’s home, Michael ran into her looking very dejected in one corner of the sitting room. Sophie hadn’t come home from work and he and Nicky were all alone.
She wept her heart out and cried bitterly. Michael sat with her as she spoke out her pain. He listened to her and tried consoling her. Eventually, he was able to calm her down and promised her that he would always be there if she needed someone to speak to.
Emotional healing really takes time and in that state, you need friends and loved ones to be there for you. It’s nearly impossible to heal on your own.
Nicky for some reasons had kept Sophie out of her relationship with the guy and didn’t want her involved especially at this point.
She had made a pact with Sophie not to have sex before marriage and she didn’t want Sophie to be disappointed in her. She knew Sophie would never have approved of their relationship.
During this period, she and Michael developed a special bond. She began visiting him at home and calling him up whenever she wanted someone she could talk to.
On one occasion, while Michael was reasoning with her over the relationship, one thing led to another and they ended up first kissing passionately and then had sex.
To Nicky, it felt good at the time. She could not hold back, she just gave in and enjoyed the moment despite the fact that Michael was in a relationship with her sister Sophie.
Back at the hospital, Sophie cried bitterly for her lost sister. She couldn’t understand why Nicky would suddenly start bleeding just like that, resulting to her death. Could it be possible that perhaps, Nicky was pregnant?
She turned and faced Michael with tears streaming down her face.
“Michael, was Nicky pregnant” Sophie asked.
“Come on Sophie! And you suppose that if she was then I am the one responsible for the pregnancy, right? Michael asked.
“Just answer my question Michael, was she pregnant? Sophie asked him again.
“No, she wasn’t.” Michael lied.
Sophie felt that there was something fishy going on. She couldn’t explain all the unknowns. Why Nicky would come over to the office without telling her. Why it had to be Michael that brought her to the hospital. She however chose to believe him.
Michael consoled her and took her from the hospital to her home. It was a long weekend as there was two days of public holiday. Michael stayed with her all through, cooking and caring for her.
Sophie called the office and asked for some more time off as she needed to mourn her sister.
Michael was the perfect gentleman during that period. He made sure he served her breakfast before going to work and always ensured he closed early.
Sophie appreciated his kind gesture. Michael truly seemed to be a changed man. She found herself relying more and more on him and depending on him for emotional support.
One evening, Michael returned home to meet Sophie in the living room going through Nicky’s pictures and crying . Michael upon seeing her went closer to her and sat beside her.
“You miss her right? He asked.
Tears couldn’t stop running down from Sophie’s eyes.
“Michael, she was the only family member I had. How could she leave like that?” Sophie said, crying bitterly.
Michael placed his arm around her neck, allowing her lean on him.
“Sophie, I can feel your pain, I know what you are going through but I am here for you. You can rely on me, my love” Michael said.
His words were comforting, the mood was right. For several weeks they had not felt this way or come even this close. Not since Sophie had walked in on him and her sister having sex together. There was an instant click. They began kissing. Their breath got heavier as it got intense. From just a lip-to-lip kiss, it ended up in intense deep French kissing.
Suddenly, the front door opened impatiently. Michael apparently hadn’t locked it. It seemed the person behind the door was anxious to come in. They either didn’t knock or maybe the impassioned pair hadn’t heard the knock.
Startled, Michael and Sophie turned to see Joe the human resources manager and Amah from the office looking at them. It was obvious that they had both caught them kissing.
To be continued....