Vincent tried his best and failed to chat with Alice before he went away. Every day he was out of sight from her, he could picture Alice getting further away from his grasp. He wished he could have been honest with her in the beginning before he went away, and maybe things would have been different. There was another part of him that didn't want to use his reasons for going away as an excuse, because that would be selfish.He had been a douche mostly to Simon before he left. It took him a while to understand that he had done all those stupid things because he was jealous. Vincent wanted to set things right and talk to Alice mostly today. He was tired of sitting around and waiting for Alice and Simon to break up since they met, but that wasn't happening. Her social media was showing a different story. It was filled with hashtags and goals of how cute of a couple they were. It wasn't pleasant to watch. Vincent had been gone longer than the advised time, and he felt like things were all
The night turned three sixty in a short space of time. Simon refused to see Alice or talk to her after she ran after him. Alice was crying rivers and refused to speak to Vincent in return, and went to stay with Megan. Life had been perfect before she did the unthinkable.She was with Simon, and yet the moment Vincent kissed her, she melted. For a long time, she had dreamed of this moment. She was ashamed of giving into him and allowing her carnal urges to take control. Alice had quickly kissed Vincent back without a second thought. She never imagined she was a cheater in her life. Cheating with the same person she had assured Simon would never come between them.Alice felt like the two-timing cheater she was. What she had done to Simon was wrong. She felt horrible because Simon saw it with his eyes. Alice wanted her face plastered on a billboard so she can have a reminder of how shallow she was. If people saw her as a cheating snake, then they would stay clear of her. She didn't deser
Alice wheeled her suitcase from the airport and looked around, looking for her best friend. She pulled her cell from her bag and was about to call Megan when she heard a shriek. A familiar scream that was loud and made people turn their heads. Alice smiled and screamed, leaving her suitcase, and ran to Megan."You are finally here," Megan jumped."Yes," Alice added, hugging her."I missed you." Megan hugged her tighter."Can't breathe Meg," Alice groaned."Good. Serves you right for being away from home for so long." Megan finally let go and Alice sighed and smiled at her."I'm back, aren't I?" Alice tucked her hair behind her ears."And I'm happy. Come on, let's go." Megan squealed and clapped her hands as Alice walked to get her suitcase.Alice and Megan walked out of the airport and made their way to Megan's apartment. Alice was a week early to surprise her family. Riley was getting married in two weeks. Her family thought Alice was only going to come two days before the wedding."
Alice avoided Vincent since she got back. It wasn't mature of her like Megan kept telling her, but she wasn't ready to chat. She left after hurtful words after they kissed. After two years, she came back. She got engaged and married and stayed in Johannesburg. Alice felt embarrassed and guilty, more so now that she was thirsting over the man again sitting across from her.This was the last wedding rehearsal at Marcia's family's home. Since everyone was available. Marcia's parents had suggested a family dinner. Alice was fidgety and battling to stomach her food. She felt like she was the only one who was feeling uncomfortable. Vincent was totally fine, sitting across the table from her, chatting with Riley."So Ally, when does Oliver arrive?" Riley suddenly asked, looking at Alice."Should be tomorrow night," Alice sipped her lemon water.She had been drinking a lot with Megan and felt today was a good day to have a detox. The wedding was two days away, and she needed to be on her best
Alice ran back to grab her purse and car keys. She tried to school her emotions until she left. Alice had dabbed her eyes and plastered a smile and walked in. Before excusing herself, she whispered something to her friend Megan."Are you leaving?" Vincent asked, staring at her.Alice nodded without looking at him because she couldn't face the man she hurt. Katy had been right because she was seeing him differently. His eyes looked hopeful. His mouth was desperate to speak of what was truly hidden in his heart."I have to go." Alice looked away and walked.She didn't have the energy to say her goodbyes to everyone and have all eyes on her. Alice ran past Katy without looking at her. Afraid, she ran to her car. She prayed no one would follow her. She shook, and she opened her door. "Okay breathe," Alice sniffed and closed her eyes and counted from ten to zero."Alice," she opened her eyes and spun around."What happened? Why are you leaving?""I'm feeling sick. I think I need to go lie
Alice was led to an apartment above the club by Simon. She had wailed like a child in a bar with minimal people, but still it was mortifying. Her outburst, snorting and smudging, her makeup on Simon's clean shirt. She had a glimpse of herself in a mirror while she was looking around Simon’s apartment while he was changing a shirt. It wasn’t her finest moment and Alice wanted to find a dark cave to crawl into and never show her face, ever to the world. This was not her, not that she wanted to impress anyone, but this was Simon. Whether he was married, Alice at least wanted to look presentable."I put it on the charger and it’s working, but." Simon handed Alice her device. “The screen is cracked, though.”"Oh?" Alice looked at Simon with an awkward smile, accepting her phone. "Thanks." "You must be a busy woman. Someone is eager to chat with you. It rang the moment it was working on the charger. You must have -him worried."Alice gave a tight-lipped smile and looked at her phone. Her c
It wasn’t Simon’s intention to overhear Alice’s conversation. He wanted to give her all the privacy, but the door hadn’t closed properly, as Alice thought. His discreet attempt to close the door made him hear everything. Now Simon was sitting on the floor, his head leaning to the wall next to the office door, listening to Alice crying.She had been in there for a while crying, and Simon didn’t want to make things worse. He let her cry alone when he wanted to barge in and carry her to his bedroom, run a bath for her, and hold her. He wanted to dry her tears, but this wasn’t his business. Simon didn’t want to be a hero. His phone vibrating in his hand made him come off his reverie. He pushed himself up and walked to the window.“Miss Megan has arrived. Should I tell her to wait somewhere?”“Send her up.” Simon replied and hung up.He walked past the office where Alice was still crying and went to the entrance. He waited by the elevator. The bank opened and Megan stepped out, taking Simo
Alice spent most of the night staring at the ceiling long after Megan had joined her to sleep. Megan calling her name and shaking her to wake up felt sudden. Like she had only shut her eyes a few minutes ago and now she had to wake up. She wanted to sleep on the soft bed forever. Last night was a tremendous blow. It didn't just rain; it poured bad news.“Ally,” Megan groaned before she pulled the cover, “Time to wake up.”“Please let me be,” Alice whimpered and shifted her body, grabbing a pillow and burying her face in.“No.” Megan sat on top of Alice. “Wake up. It’s time to go home.”“We are home.” Alice shook her body, trying to get Megan’s body off her. She was being childish with her stunt. “Get off Meg.”“Get out of Simon’s bed, Alice.”Alice snapped her head up and looked at Megan. She looked around. “We should leave.”“That’s what I’ve been saying,” Megan added, moving away from her.“This shouldn’t have happened here.”“Hey! Hey! Don’t cry. You didn’t know you would get that