Rosita was in the kitchen having some water when Nichole stepped in with a pretentious smile.
" Rosie.." she called
Rosita turned and smiled, welcoming her warmly, not knowing her true intentions.
Nichole : Mmm...Rosie,
She held her hands pretending to regret accepting Mad. Flora's proposal and coming over.
" I'm sorry for everything I have put you through. I didn't know Clifford was married. It's never my intention to destroy such a beautiful and happy family."
Rosita : It's not your fault Nichole, I understand mum and I also know it wasn't your intention.
Nichole : Thank you Rosie.., so can we be friends?
Rosita (smiling) : Sure dear.
Nichole : Thank you Rosie
She hugged her and gave a mischievous smile,
"You will never know what hit you Rosie" She said to herself.
They break from their hug and smiled at each other.
Nichole (smiling) : I will go now Rosie but how about I come by tomorrow so that we go for shopping for the baby?
Rosita (smiling) : Wow Nichole, I will really appreciate that. Thank you.
"Then see you tomorrow" Nichole replied smiling.
Nichole managed to gain Rosita's trust.
IN THE LIVING ROOM
Suddenly, Clifford looked around and noticed Rosita and Nichole's absence. He got startled and asked Vanessa who was sitting next to him.
"Vanessa, have you seen Rosita and Nichole?"
"I think Rosie went to the kitchen but I don't know of Nichole." She replied.
" Okay, I will go and check the kitchen if they are both there." He replied.
Clifford moved towards the kitchen feeling uncomfortable and hoping not to meet Nichole together with his wife. Just mid way, he saw Nichole coming from the kitchen. She looked seductively at him with a devilish smile on her face. She tried walking pass Clifford but he held her back.
" What are you scheming?" He asked
She smiled mischievously and stirred at him. Just then, Clifford saw his wife approaching and let go off Nichole's hand. Rosita on seeing her husband, called out to him.
" oh sweetheart, you are here"
" yes dear, the family want to take their leave and I couldn't find you in the living room so I came here to search for you." He replied
" oh okay, am here now. Let's go and see them off." she smiled.
He held his wife and they both left to the living room.
Lian : Cliff and Rosie, I guess we will be living now. It's getting late, mum have to rest and so do you. It's been a long day for us all.
Clifford and Rosita smiled and nodded in agreement. They bid their farewells and escorted them to the car. Clifford kept keen eyes on Nichole as they set to leave. Nichole noticed and smiled.
Clifford and his wife returned to the house. She hugged and kissed her husband.
" I'm so happy today and I missed our home too. I'm glad to be back and this time with a good news " said Rosita
Clifford smiled and hugged his wife more.
" And I missed you too Rosie. Now, go and freshen up whiles I get you something to eat."
"Okay Sweetheart." Rosita replied and left to the washroom.
Clifford sat on the sofa with the words of Nichole echoing in his mind. He looked worried and exhausted.
" What is she scheming?" He wondered to himself.
THE HOLLAND'S MANSION
The car pulled up in front of the mansion and Lian helped his mum and Nichole out.
"We will leave now mum" said Lian to his mother.
"Okay sweetheart, take care and drive safely." replied Mad.Flora to his son.
The workers came to welcome them on noticing their arrival.
"Welcome back ma'am"
"Thank you." Mad.Flora and Nichole replied
They both set off to the dinning room to have dinner. Mad.Flora left to her room after dinner to have some rest, Nichole volunteered to see her off.
"Mum, let me help you."
She took Mad.Flora to her room and helped her to bed.
"See you tomorrow mum." said Nichole and left to her room.
Clifford was in the washroom having his shower when his wife called from the bedroom.
"Sweetheart.., what do you think about Nichole?" she asked
There was silence for a while, he dried himself up and came out of the washroom. He sat beside his wife and cuddled her in his arms.
"I don't really know but I don't feel comfortable around her." He replied
"Why dear? She is a good person. She even promised to go shopping with me tomorrow."
"I don't think it's a good idea dear, I don't trust that woman." he replied
Rosita felt uncomfortable with his husband bad mouthing Nichole.
"Sweetheart, calm down. I know her introduction caused a lot but she is a good person".
Rosita tried to talk his husband out in painting Nichole black.
THE HOLLAND'S MANSION
Nichole sat in her room scheming what to do with Rosita. She thought for a while and dialed a number and a voice answered.
" Hello.." The voice cried.
"I have a job for you" Nichole replied with a smirked
It's a beautiful Monday morning, Clifford still asleep unaware of the time. He was startled by the ring of the alarm. He checked the time and it was past 6:00am, he was getting late for work. He jumped out from bed calling his wife."Rosie.., Rosie..""Yes..., Sweetheart." she responded from the kitchen."Why didn't you wake me up dear? I'm almost late for work now." His voice faded into the washroom."Sorry Sweetheart, I didn't want to be late for my appointment with Nichole so I woke up early. I thought it was too early to wake you then." she repliedShe set the table for breakfast and Clifford came rushing down.
Clifford returned home to an unusual silence. He called out to his wife but there was no answer."why this awkward atmosphere?" he said to himself.He went up to the bedroom but she wasn't there. He searched through the washroom and the entire house but couldn't find her.He tried contacting her but her phone was switched off."This is so unusual of her." He said to himself.He went out to their neighbours to enquire, if they have noticed his wife going out or heard any strange noises from his house but none of them could help.He rushed back to the house confused and frustrated. He sat back on the Sofa, thinking what to do. He suddenly remembered that he hasn't contacted his family.
Clifford returns downstairs worried and lost in thoughts. He didn't believe Nichole's words." She looks so suspicious. I remember Rosita telling me they will be going shopping today. If she didn't, then who did Rosita go with? " he thought to himselfMad.Flora was still at the hall waiting for his son. She saw him descending the stairs lost in his thoughts and called out to him."Clifford, Is everything alright? why did you want to talk to Nichole? she asked" Nothing mum, am just confused and worried now." he replied"Don't worry son, I know she is fine wherever she is and we will find her soon." her mother assuredHe stood sil
Nichole sat quietly in her room thinking about her encounter with Clifford."I know Clifford suspects me and I need to do something about this. And it's needs to be done fast to tame him." she said to herselfWeeks passed since Rosita disappeared and the search for her by the police seems to prove futile. Clifford tailing Nichole has also not yielded any fruits. He returned home exhausted, hurt and disappointed.THE HOLLAND'S MANSIONMad.Flora and all the workers have left off to bed. Nichole tiptoed from her room to the hall and when she was sure that nobody was around, she sneaked out to the car park. She
Clifford turned only to see Nichole. She advanced amorously towards him kissing and teasing him."Let me help you with this borner." she said to himClifford couldn't resist her advances anymore. He pushed her on the bed smooching and making out with her for awhile. Just when things were getting so intense, he suddenly stopped"No, I can't do this." he stood up, took his cloths and left the house.Nichole sat on the bed feeling happy and satisfied."Poor boy." she smirked, dressed up and went to remove the camera she set in the room and left the house.Clifford drove off to a quiet place and packed his car. He s
Clifford furiously drove out of the house with Lian. He was more determined and burnt on finding his wife now than ever. They drove in a long silence. As they passed the Kiddie's boutique, he noticed his wife's car parked there."Isn't that Rosie's car?" he asked Lian, pointing to the direction where the car was parked"I think it is Cliff, pull over and let's go have a look.""Okay, Lian." he answered.Clifford found a spot to park his car well and they both rushed out of the car to the shop. They pulled the door opened and the receptionist welcomed them with a smile."Good morning sir, welcome to Kiddie's Care. How may I assist you." she asked
Lian and Clifford drove after Nichole without her notice and watched her as the cab pulled up in front of an Isolated building. They also packed at a distance not to draw her attention."What is she doing in a place like this?" Lian questionedThey watched in silence as she got down from the cab and went into the building. They also got down, sneaked after her watching closely not to be noticed. The goons came out to meet Nichole as usual."Who are those guys?" Lian questioned"Keep calm Lian or you want us to be noticed?" Clifford cautionedLian kept silent as they watched Nichole moved into the room where Rosita was. Lian immediately took out his phone and start
It's been almost a month now since Nichole's scandalous activities. The police investigative team have tried to track down Nichole but to no avail. Lian was on the phone with Clifford, discussing how to handle the whole issue."Let's close this case since we are not getting anywhere with the investigations." said Clifford"Okay bro, as you wish. I will go to the station and do that. l'll call you back later." Lian replied and hanged upRosita was in the kitchen when she heard her phone ringbuzz... buzzz.. buzzzz....."Honey....., please can you get me the phone." she called to her husband"Okay sweetheart.."