It wasn’t raining when Simon got home. All the way inside, he whistled. Humming to an unknown tune in his head. He took off his jacket and shoes and left them in the hall. Hung his keys on the wall and walked to the fireplace and threw more firewood.His whistling got louder, and he bobbed his head. His mind was filled with Alice. Everything about her made him smile. He didn’t mind that she didn’t answer his question and nervously wanted to leave. The experience was foreign to the both of them and he wanted to do it again.He wasn’t jealous of Vincent after the time they spent together. Simon liked Alice’s honesty. He ran up the stairs and grabbed the shirt Alice had on earlier. When she wanted to throw it in the washing machine, he snatched it away. He hummed and ripped off the shirt he had and put on the one Alice had worn. It re
“What is wrong with you, asshole?” Alice dropped her bag by the pool and marched to Vincent before pushing him into the pool. “Don’t mess with me. Don’t talk to Simon.” Alice pointed a finger at Vincent, who emerged from the water and wiped his face with his palm.“Simon is an ass,” Vincent scoffed.“No, you're the ass. What is wrong with you? I don’t want you anywhere near me or Simon.”Vincent raised his brow. “You are the one who came after me. You pushed me into this pool.”“I’m warning you, Vincent. If you try anything funny again with Simon. I’ll come in at night and carve you in your sleep. You jerk,” Alice huffed and walked to grab her school bag and walked off.She wasn’t walking fast enough because Vincent caught up to her and pushed back, “Don’t touch me, Vincent.”“You need to apologize for attacking me like that while I was trying to have a delightful time. You just ruined my day.”Alice sneered and yanked her hand hard and dropped her backpack. “I will not apologize beca
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