[Story] AFRAID TO LOVE Episode 78

[Story] AFRAID TO LOVE Episode 78

“Ernest really is a devil. He hates me,” she resumed crying. “Oh God. Someone should please save me. I feel so helpless and empty. God, please keep Jeremy safe for me. I need your help more than ever,” she shut her eyes and poured her her to God fervently with quivering lips.
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“Sir, someone’s here to see you,” a young maid of about twenty interrupted the gentle men.
Jeremy’s head tilted towards he direction of the maid. “Let him in.”
“Its a woman, sir,” the maid replied, bowing.
Darren and Jeremy exchanged quick glanced. Through their facial expressions, they already knew who it was.
“Quick, Darren hide,” Jeremy said to the detective.
“What are you about to do?” Darren shot at him.
“Just hide, quickly,” he repeated.
Darren reluctantly obeyed and went into Jeremy’s room.
“Go get her, Rosa.”
The maid nodded and briskly walked to get the unexpected visitor.
Jeremy hurriedly composed himself. He smiled to himself as an evil idea ran across his mind.
“Jeremy Broderick!” Tricia exclaimed on seeing Jeremy seated on a sofa. She was so mad at him, especially after being embarrassed by the doctor. She had sworn he’d pay for what he did.
Jeremy’s head shot up as he heard his name from his guest. He took a deep breath, getting ready to start his evil plan. He got up and turned to face her. A smile touched the corners of his mouth. “Tricia, what a pleasant surprise, please come and sit,” he gestured.
She ran a hand through her hair. Why is he being so nice to me? she thought to herself. “Why did you do what you did? Why did you not inform me that you’ve been discharged?”
“Please, take it easy. I was going to call you but I lost my cell. I haven’t got the time to get a new one,” he truthfully explained, with a tone of sincerity.
His reply came as a surprise to her. She had expected him to shout back at her and even throw her out. But he acted differently. She regretted shouting at him. “Um, and your memory? You know everything,” she accused, in a rather, calm manner.
“Come and sit,” he took her by the hand and led her to a couch. He watched as she settled in. When she was done, she turned to face with with curious eyes. He knew he had to explain things further. “Are you really here to fight about that? You should be happy I am okay.”
Tricia sighed deeply, “I am glad you are alright. I know it must have been terrible at the hospital.”
“Yes,” Jeremy replied, nodding. “It was bad.”
“I’m sorry I yelled at you when I came. I wasn’t happy you hid the fact that you are now home from me,” she wholeheartedly apologised.
“You don’t have to apologise,” he whispered into her ears. “Its understandable.”
Tricia was utterly taken aback by Jeremy’s nice words. It ws soothing as well as comforting. His face drawn to her’s and feeling his breath on her ear caused her to tingle with emotions. Jeremy was being nice to her, she fought back the urge to scream with joy. He was gradually getting back to her. “But she still occupies your mind,” she jealously admitted.
“Are you referring to Purity?” he asked.
“Who else? She’s the only one you think about. You never even spare a moment for me,” she sighed sadly.
“Its exactly what I’m doing now. Making time for you,” he said desperately.
She scoffed. “I’m not buying that. What happened to ‘she has my heart, I love her so much, she’s my choice,’ huh?”
He looked remorseful. He hung his head, “Yes, you are right. I’m sorry, I don’t even deserve to look at your face.”
“No, I didn’t mean it like that. Its just that a day ago, you wanted me out of your life. I’m curious, what made you change your mind, if you’ve really changed it?”
Jeremy grasped her hand tightly, “She hasn’t come for me. I waited and waited. I don’t want to, I think I’m starting to give up on her. Just be with me for now. If she doesn’t appear, I’ll have to be with you.”
Not a bad idea, she thought. “I’ll just be your Purity. Let me into your heart,” she purred.
“I’m sorry for the way I have treated you. I don’t really deserve the kindness you’re showing to me,” he sent her a contrite look.
She grinned. Her heart was pounding, she was simply excited. “Its good to hear you talk to me that way once again. I’ve dreamt and waited for this moment, its finally here. It was worth the wait,” she concluded and threw herself into his arms. “I love you, Jeremy.”
He only chuckled.

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