A NIGHT WITH HIM
He was brought coffee few minutes later and Irene walked into his room as he sipped it.
“Ethan” She called smiling and once again,he was lost staring at her.
She was putting on a pink satin gown and has her hair packed in her favorite style.
“Irene” He smiled, dropping his cup of coffee on his bedside table.
“How are you? I hope you’re fine now?” She asked sweetly, walking closer to him.
“Yeah,even if i wasn’t fine, seeing you now just boosted my energy” Ethan said and she smiled.
She sat beside him on the bed,took his hand and kissed it,Ethan felt on top of the world.
“Do you remember anything?” She asked.
“I don’t,I’m trying to but my memory is blank” He groaned.
“Ohh…Thanks so much for the gift” Irene said with a smile.
“Gift?” Ethan wondered.
“Yeah,you gifted me a necklace and i really love it”
“A necklace? Ohh..that” Ethan laughed even though he didn’t remember gifting her any necklace but seeing how happy she looked,he felt glad to have given her whatever necklace she was talking about.
His drunken state had made him earn more of her love.
“Thanks drunky-Ethan” He said inwardly.
“You told me to check your drawer for a necklace, that you got it for me. And i really loved it” Irene smiled.
“My drawer?” Ethan asked and gasped, realising that was Helena’s necklace.
Irene knew about Helena!
But she couldn’t possibly know about the necklace.
“Did i..did i mention any name or say anything else” Ethan asked,close to panicking.
“No, you didn’t mention any name. Does the necklace belong to someone?” Irene asked, feigning ignorance.
“Uh..no! I bought it for you” Ethan smiled,glad he hadn’t mention Helena’s name.
“I’m so touched you could buy such a beautiful necklace for me, i think my love for you has increased. This is the first time I’ll ever love anyone so fast..ahh” Irene sighed.
Ethan’s heart felt like it would burst with love anytime soon, he gripped her hand tightly and slowly stared into her eyes with his heart pounding fast.
He leaned forward to kiss her and she quickly moved her lips, his kiss landed on her cheek.
“Uhm…i feel it’s too soon for that,the kiss on the cheek was great too,we should just stick to that for now” Irene said.
“As you wish dearest” Ethan winked and Irene thought he looked like a frog ?.
“Well.. Carrle mustn’t..like, you shouldn’t make Carrle see the necklace” Ethan said.
“Why? Didn’t you gifted me so i could wear it?” Irene asked.
“Yeah i did but..yunno, Carrle is a very jealous person,she’s going to get mad seeing i bought that expensive necklace for you” Ethan said.
You had called it a cheap necklace!
“Ohh..okay” Irene said.
“But it’s just for a while, she’ll be leaving soon” Ethan said in a whisper.
“Leaving soon? To where?” Irene asked with keen interest.
“She’s going to tell you herself when it works out” Ethan smiled.
“Ohh” Irene nodded, wondering what Carrle was up to.
“Okay,well..you said something else yesternight that i was so happy about” Irene said.
“Really?” Ethan asked.
“Yeah, something about killing Harold after the result is out” Irene smiled.
“What! Di..d i said.. I didn’t say th..at oh my..” Ethan sighed.
How could he leak that!
Damn! He would never take that damn alcohol again.
“Yes you did, don’t be so bothered about me knowing cause i really love the plan” Irene said.
“What…Really?” Ethan asked in surprise.
He couldn’t believe she’s fine with the plan to ki*ll Harold, she must really detest him now.
“Yeah, Harold really hurt me and i’ll do anything to hurt him back. He f****ng left me stranded in the rain and even made my mum fall sick. I really hate him now” Irene said and Ethan smiled.
“I hate him also and that’s why i want him gone” He said.
“So..now that we share the same feeling towards him, why don’t you include me in the plan” Irene said.
“Huh?” Ethan asked, looking like he doesn’t trust her enough.
“What?” Irene asked.
“You don’t have to be included in the plan irene,I’m going to handle everything on my own” Ethan said.
“I thought you said you trusted me,this is just so heartbreaking” Irene said, looking like she would burst into tears anytime soon.
“No..Irene, i trust you, believe me” Ethan said.
“Then why can’t you involve me,i want to be included also, please” Irene blinked at him like a puppy and he almost fell for it.
Her eyes does unexplainable things to him.
He feels like he’s trapped in them.
“Do you really hate him that much?” Ethan asked.
“Of course” Irene quickly said, “why else would i want to be included in the plan to get him killed”
Ethan looked like he was scanning her face.
“Oh..my..God, you still don’t trust me. I should leave your house then” Irene sniffed, getting on her feet.
“No..no, wait” Ethan pulled her back gently.
“It’s just so sad that the man I’m starting to love doesn’t trust me, i should leave” Irene said.
“Look… Irene, i trust you but you don’t have to be included in the plan, you want him dead also,you don’t have to know how we’re going to do it,trust me,I’ll handle it perfectly” Ethan said.
“But i want to be included also, I’ve lived with Harold for some time, i know his weaknesses and strength, I’ll even be of help to you, the things I’ve known about him would make the plan work out easily” Irene said convincingly.
‘Right,she might be of help to them’ Ethan thought.
But involving her in the plan means she’s definitely gonna know about Alex and Marie, though he has no problem with her knowing them since she hates Harold now and even want him dead like they do but Carrle would never allow that, Carrle would never want her included.
“I can see you still don’t trust me enough to have me included, that simply means you do not love me. I should go back to Harold who truly loves and trust me” Irene said and got up.
She jerked Ethan’s hand away and started walking to the door.
“I’ll have you included in the plan, i really trust you Irene,i swear. But Carrle…” Ethan trailed off.
“Carrle?” Irene asked, turning and walking back to him.
“Yeah, she’s kinda included in the plan also, though she’s not in support of me killing Harold cause she still wants him and believes she’s going to get him but she said if she refuses to get him this time,i should go ahead with the plan and I’m damn sure Harold won’t want her back. Well..i can’t be sure until she’s back…”
“Until she’s back?” Irene asked.
“Yeah,she went to Harold’s office and I’m not sure he’ll be able to resist her this time ” Ethan said.
“Is that why she’s dressed that way?” Irene asked, she can’t deny the fact that she’s panicking,what if Harold thought she was really gone and then accept Carrle back into his life.
No! He won’t do that.
“Yes” Ethan said.
“So… if Harold doesn’t want her back, she’s going to give you the ‘go ahead’ to proceed with your plan?” Irene asked.
“No, i don’t need her go ahead, even if Harold accepts her back,I’m still going to ki*ll him anyway” Ethan said.
“Ohh..great” Irene smiled.
“I’m not sure Carrle would want you involved in the plan, she doesn’t trust you” Ethan said, he’s ready to involve Irene but Carrle would never allow that.
“Then she doesn’t have to know” Irene said.
“Huh? How?” Ethan asked.
“You’re just gonna fill me in on the plan without her knowing,since she doesn’t want me involved,that’s what we’re going to do” Irene said.
“You’re right, she doesn’t have to know” Ethan nodded completely smitten.
“So…when do you plan on killing him and how are we going to do it?” Irene asked taking Ethan’s palm in hers.
“After the result is out or i think we should even do it even before the result is out” Ethan said.
“No!” Irene nearly shouted.
“I mean no” She said more calmly.
“After the result is out would be better so if the baby turns out to be yours, you’ll get to rub it in his face and even taunt him with it before we get him killed” Irene said ferociously.
Ethan smiled..looks like she’s really in.
“That’s what i planned from the onset. I find it intriguing that we share the same opinion”
“Yeah,so how are we going to go about it?” Irene asked.
“Poison. So it won’t arouse suspicion” Ethan said.
“Ohh..great,but how are you gonna poison his meal, he rarely eat out” Irene said.
“Well.. you’ll have to meet our two accomplices then, they are the ones that’ll get the job done”
“Really? Will i be meeting them soon?” Irene asked.
“Yeah,I’ll make them come over whenever Carrle’s not home” Ethan said in a whisper.
“I can’t wait” Irene smiled.
Ethan just hoped she wouldn’t be shocked.
Well..she might be but she’ll go with the flow now that she’s involved.
“Thanks so much for involving me Ethan” Irene smiled, kissing his cheeks.
He grinned hard,glad he made her happy.
She’s gonna be head over heels in love with him soon.
Should he just call Alex and Marie over now?
?Say whatever you wanna say!” She said into the phone.
?I was checking the security footage of yesternight and you really need to see this. Irene is not to be trusted”
?I’m on my way” Carrle dropped the call and told her driver to drive fast .
“Here it is, Madam Carrle” Ben showed her the footage.
Carrle saw Christiana giving something to Irene and Irene had looked around and quickly grabbed it from her hands like it was something not to be seen by anyone else.
“Zoom that part” Carrle said to Ben and he quickly did so.
The hallway was quite dark and she couldn’t even see what Christiana and Irene was passing to each other.
“And it looks like she told Christiana something, can’t you find out what she told her?” Carrle asked.
“We can’t ma’am, their voices weren’t loud enough” Ben said and Carrle sighed.
“What could Christiana have given her?” She wondered aloud.
“Whatever Christiana had given her,it seems Irene owns it cause she had grabbed it from Tiana’s hands”
“Check if she was holding anything before going into Ethan’s room” Carrle said and Ben quickly did so.
The footage of Irene going into Ethan’s room after he got drunk surfaced and her hands were dangling free when she walked into his room.
“I’m damn sure whatever she had took,it was from Ethan’s room” Carrle said.
“Switch back to the moment she walked out of Ethan’s room” Carrle said and Ben quickly did so.
Irene walked out of Ethan’s room and Christiana walked behind her, Christiana suddenly stopped and picked something from the floor.
“Pause! Zoom that part” Carrle said.
“Damn!” She swore, they couldn’t see what Tiana picked.
“I think it’s time we replaced those lights in the hallway” Carrle said.
Whatever Christiana had picked seemed like Irene had dropped it.
There was nothing with her when she walked into Ethan’s room.
She had definitely took something from Ethan’s room.
Whatever it is, seems to arouse suspicion.
Was that why..she was bent over his drawer?
But she had indeed picked Ethan’s body spray from the floor.
“Get Christiana for me” Carrle said.
“Christiana is off for today ma’am”
“Damn! Once she’s back tomorrow,i want to see her in my room” Carrle said before walking out.
She was still so mad over what Harold had said to her.
And now! She’s not going to care about what Ethan does to him. Ethan can ki*ll him! to hell she cares.
But she really need to inform Ethan about the suspicious move Irene made yesternight.
She knew from the start that the lady is not to be trusted.
She gave one of her escorts her purse to drop in her room and then headed straight to Ethan’s.
He was standing in front of his mirror, brushing his wet hair.
Looks like he just finished having a bath.
She sat on his bed with a sigh and he turned.
“Huh,you’re back” He said and seeing the look on her face,he knew it hadn’t gone well.
“I guess he resisted this time again” He said.
“The mother****** was lecturing me! I was so pissed that i threw my purse in his face” Carrle groaned.
“Really? Don’t you think he might have turned homosexual?” Ethan asked, sitting and facing her.
“No! It’s all because he’s still in love with Irene” Carrle said, breathing heavily.
“What! Well..good thing Irene doesn’t love him anymore, i think he hasn’t gotten over her yet,you know it took years for him to get over you”
“Whatever! I don’t freaking want him back anymore, you can go ahead with the damn plan! ” Carrle said.
“As you wish Carrle” Ethan bowed dramatically. “But how could someone resist you? Damn! He must be blind”
“Of course he is! And looks like Irene has started showing some suspicious move,i told you she can’t be trusted” Carrle said.
“Huh?” Ethan asked.
“You need to see yesternight footage” Carrle said.
“Footage? Tell Ben to bring it to me immediately” Ethan said.
Ethan watched the footage keenly and sighed.
“I think it was the necklace i gifted her” He said.
“Necklace?” Carrle asked.
“Uh..yeah,i noticed her love for jewelry..so i bought one for her” Ethan said.
“Ohh…” Carrle sighed. “But why had she grabbed it from Tiana and she looked around before doing so,like she doesn’t want anybody else seeing it”
“She told me it was really beautiful and she loved it but i never thought she loved it to the extent of not making Christiana hold it for long,it must be so precious to her” Ethan smiled.
“I’m still going to ask Christiana to be sure if it was really a necklace” Carrle said.
“I’m sure it is,what else could be that tiny” Ethan said and Carrle was a bit disappointed.
Looks like Irene doesn’t have any ulterior motive.
She just want to hurt Harold like she had said.
“Looks like she doesn’t have any ulterior motive” She said to Ethan.
“I told ya! We can trust her” He said.
“Hell no! I’m not trusting her yet until i confirm from Tiana” Carrle said.
“What if Tiana confirms it’s a necklace” Ethan said.
“Then, maybe I’ll start trusting her” Carrle shrugged.
“And then we can even involve her in our plans” Ethan said.
“What! Involve her in what?! Hell no, i hope you’re not planning to do that. You must be so crazy if you’re planning to do that” Carrle said.
“C’mon, I’m not planning to” Ethan said.
He knew Carrle would never consent to it.
“Good. So I’m planning to go to Mexico for few days,to just clear my head” Carrle said, Harold’s words had indeed gotten to her.
“Oh..great” Ethan said, he’ll get to invite Alex and Marie over when she’s gone.
Irene walked out of the bathroom after speaking with Tom, she had told him everything she and Ethan discussed and they’re both waiting for the accomplices Ethan is going to introduce to her.
Tom is yet to confirm from Mrs Nola if Carrle really have a brother named Alex and he’s going to do that now and call her back immediately.
Her phone started ringing the moment she dropped it on the bed.
She quickly picked it up, thinking it was Tom but her heart raced on seeing the caller ID.
This would be the first time he’ll be contacting her since she left with Ethan.
She dropped on the chair with a sigh,still staring at his name on her phone and just like she was being controlled. She received the call.
?Irene” His voice melted every damn part of her body.
?Harold” She said and felt like crying.
She really missed him.
His next question made her raise her brow though.
? Irene, is Ethan really screwing you every night?” He asked.
?What! Who told you that?” Irene asked.
?He doesn’t right?”
?Hell no!” Irene said. “I won’t even allow him kiss me”
She smiled when she heard him sigh in relief.
?Wait..why did you pick my call? And you aren’t even yelling at me” Harold said.
?I’ll be hanging up now then” Irene said.
?Wait.. please, Irene I’m so sorry for every damn thing i did to you that day,for making your mum sick..
?You didn’t made her sick,she was down with the flu.
?Y..you know that!? Does that mean you’re pissed at me because i dropped you off in the rain? I’m so sor..
?No, i know you did that to protect me.
?You know that also, then why are you doing this to me?!” Harold asked and she could sense the pain in his voice.
?Just wait Harold…be patient, it’ll be over soon”
?W..wh..what are you talking about?” He asked.
?Bye” She said and quickly disconnected the call.
She smiled, speaking to him always delight her.
She just hope with the little she told him, he’ll live with it and really be patient like she had said.
Harold is wise,he would have known she’s up to something.
Her phone started ringing again and this time it was Tom.
?Hey Tom” She said on getting into the bathroom.
?I just confirmed from Mrs Nola. Carrle has no younger brother named Alex. Infact,she’s the only child of her parents.
?What!” Irene exclaimed.
?Then who is Alex?” She asked slowly.
?I think he’s one of the accomplices Ethan is going to introduce you to soon” Tom said.
?I can’t wait.