Hell’s Nest – Episode 10
A story by Goddy Francis
* CHRISTIAN *.
” Hey Chris , you’ve heard ?” Jones asked.
” Heard what ?”
” Look.” He said stretching a newspaper at me.
I collected it and read the headline.
I was dumb struck.
” Yeah , Jade’s dead. Your petite girlfriend.” Jones said and sat down.
” I don’t get it , an accident ?”
” Chris you saw it on the news paper, it’s written on it, so broad.”
” God , this world is crazy, Jade is dead just like that.”
” Yeah weird , her parents took her body to the mortuary, she will be buried this weekend.”
I sighed and eventually sighed again.
” I need to take a walk.” I said and walked out.
I walk to a beach close to my house, it was so isolated. I stood by the shore and thought about Jade’s mysterious death. Jordan also filled my memory, I wanted to talk to her but Giselle Is trying to make things difficult for me.
I stayed there for a while when I saw something on the water, it looks like someone who drowned. I walk to where this person was lying and it was Jordan.
” Jeez..” I said and lifted her up.
I carried her and took her to my house and hurriedly lay on my bed. She got up at once and threw up water.
I stood still and watch her.
” You’re okay ?” I asked.
” Why did you bring me here ? ” She asked standing up.
” You might wanna shower.” I said.
She sighed and stare at me in rage.
” I wanna go home.”
” You can’t just go home like that , you need to take a bath and I’ll drive you home.”
She kept quiet and looked outside.
” Why would you want to take your life ? Drowning is not a solution.”
” Where is your bathroom ?” She asked ignoring my comment.
” Right there.” I said pointing it to her.
She remained mute and left for my bathroom. I sighed and cleaned the floor.
” You brought in a girl ?” Jones asked in the kitchen.
” Who’s she ?” he added.
” Some one you know. She’s the one I told you about.”
” Your dream girl ?”
I chuckled disappointed and sighed.
” I hope so.”
” Weird. She’s pretty.”
I sighed deeply and carried the tea to my room. Jordan was still bathing. I dropped it on the table and walked to the bathroom door.
I stood there and knocked slightly..
” Hey , I made tea for you , you should take it before I take you home. ” I said but she didn’t answer.
” Jordan you’re there ?” I asked and she didn’t reply.
I heard the noise of my shower , but she wasn’t saying a word. I walked out of the door post and left. After a while I returned and knocked, she didn’t reply. I opened the door gently she was already dressed.
” You didn’t drink it ?”
” I didn’t tell you I was thirsty.” She said and turned to look at me seductively.
” Alright.. you ready to go ?”
She nodded and refused to talk.
” Sorry about that..”
She smiled and nodded Childishly , I led her to my car outside and helped her with the door. She entered and remain quiet till I drove her home.
” So..?” I asked outside the house.
” So you should be leaving..” she said and laugh.
” I guess..” I blurted.
I exhale and stare at her for a second.
” I really wanna know why you tried to kill yourself ?”
She kept quiet and wrap her hands around herself.
” You can talk to me alright . I’m not a novice because I already knew everything . ”
She gasped and wanted to talk when I stopped her.
” No you shouldn’t freak out , Giselle didn’t tell me. She was nice, she’s trying to protect the love ones around you. I found out myself , but all of that don’t matter, why would you wanna take your life by committing suicide ?”
She cried softly and I console her.
” When I was young I was always bullied by fellow school mates or classmates, they call me the weird nerd. At fifteen I isolated myself from friends , I don’t talk to anyone and I’m always alone. My mom was my best friend , she was my everything. She was always there for me and she gave me this bracelet when she was really sick. She called it a lucky pearl..” she said and smiled at the bracelet.
” Have you ever take it off ?”
” No.” She replied.
” Why ?”
” Because I can’t , you may wanna try.” She said and stretch her hands to me.
I held her wrist and tried to take it off , it was really hard. I tried continually but it couldn’t pull off.
” Woah .” I said dropping her hand.
” It’s enchanted , you can’t take it off.”
” Why ? I mean how did your mom gave it to you if you can’t take it off ?”
” Still can’t figure it out. It’s magical and it connects to my memory or affection.”
” I believe you just made that up ?” I ask and she chuckled.
” Yeah , but I still don’t know how my mom got it off..”
” But why would you wanna get it off ?” Jordan asked.
” Nothing just wanna know.”
” Cool , I should start going..”
” Wait , just wanna say something before you leave.” I said and she smiled.
” Alright , go on.”
I sighed deeply and sighed again , seems I was short of word.
” Jordan what ever thing that happen to us , either bad or worse we should never think about taking our lives it’s not worth it. You have better days ahead of you and I truly wish you could see it. ”
She smiled and stare into my eyes.
” You know I’m really sorry about our last meeting , I was so rude I get it and I’m truly sorry. I just wanna get you out of my head.”
” What ?” I ask surprised.
” No don’t take that personal, pretend as if I didn’t say it.”
I smiled and nodded.
” I’m truly sorry.”
” It’s okay , I understand..”
She smiled and kissed me at once , I was so stoked, I had to kiss her back .
Giselle walk in and cleared her throat.
” Hey G.” I said and she nodded mischievously.
” I should leave you.” Jordan said and walked out greeting Giselle.
” Christian ?”
” Look Giselle chill out..”
” Did you hide her ?”
” I didn’t , Jordan tried to commit suicide..”
” For real ?” She asked.
” Yeah , she was washed ashore.”
” God why will she wants to commit suicide ?”
” No idea , maybe you just need to watch her closer.”
” I should leave you..”
” No you won’t , I saw something. What’s that ?” She asked and winked.
” What ?” I ask.
I know where she was driving at.
” Christian you know what I’m talking about , you guys kissed.”
” Oops I don’t even remember , bummer huh ?” I said and chuckled.
” That’s not funny , I hope you know what you’re getting yourself into ?” Giselle asked.
” Yeah , I truly like Jordan, I know she’s you know..”
” Yeah I get it , just be careful. I hope you don’t get hurt.” Giselle said and I nodded.
” I should leave now ”
” Be careful..” she said and waved and I drove away.
* GISELLE *
I watched Christian drove away and I sighed.
” Poor thing..” I said in my thoughts and left.
I climbed upstairs to Jordan’s room , i opened the door slowly as she turned to look at at me in rage.
” Giselle you should learn to knock.”
Alright that was unusual and disrespectful.
” Sorry about that.” I said standing on her door post.
She was getting off her clothes to bathe.
” What do you want ?” She asked in a very annoying manner.
” Just wanted to check on you , Christian told me something..”
” You should leave..” Jordan fired.
I kept quiet and watch her walk to her mirror to look at her reflection.
She removed her dress and I saw something.
An hexagon triangle symbol on her back and The eye of Providence on her shoulder close to her back bone.
I gasped in fear and returned my gaze to Jordan who was already staring at me through the mirror.
” Your days are numbered..” She said in a ghostly man’s voice and walked into her bathroom.
” God have mercy.” I said and walked out closing her door gently.
What could a triangle symbol be doing on Jordan’s back. That was a bad sign. Who gave her that tattoo of a triangle ?
The eye of Providence was the most weird one. I went over to my room and called the parish priest.
” Good evening father.”
” Evening Giselle, is everything okay ”
” Not at all father , I saw something really weird today..” I said and pace around.
Jordan walk in staring at me in anger.
” What did you see ?” The priest ask on the phone.
Jordan’s eyes were really red and abnormal.
I ended the call and turned to look at her.
” You’re just an irritating gossip. Must you tell my issues to people ?”
” Jordan it’s not what you think..” I protested.
” Oh shut up.” She ordered.
Okay cool, that was unexpected , he was trying to use her again.
” I heard you , gossiping me to your stupid parish priest.” She said and took a step forward.
” I was serious when I said your days are numbered..” Jordan said her pointed her finger to my face.
I felt a force trying to strangle me , my voice started fading , I couldn’t feel myself anymore I was loosing it.
I choke and catch for breath , but I couldn’t find it I fell to the ground and everything was void.
To be continued