“What’s going on here?” a familiar voice questioned.
The laughter ceased.
Purity stole a glance at the intruder. She’d seen that face before. It was the same woman who had created a scene at her office. What was she doing here? “Who are you?” she demanded.
“I am you!” Tricia fired at Purity.
“What the hell does she mean by that?” Purity asked Jeremy.
“It cant be,” Jeremy muttered. “Tricia don’t-”
“Don’t what?” she interrupted, pointing a gun at Purity. “Hell, I’m
gonna shoot her!”
A ton of police officers pulled out their weapons and pointed at
Tricia Cayson. They did not mind the fact that she was the daughter of
a cop. She was breaking the law and needed to be reprimanded.
“Don’t shoot!” David warned. “I’ll talk to her.” He watched them drop
their guns. Sighing, he moved towards his daughter. “Tricia,” he
“Don’t you call me that!” she yelled. “I am Purity. Purity Theodore.
This s–t standing right here isn’t Purity. She’s a gold digger that
needs to be dealt with. She doesn’t deserve to answer ‘Purity.’ She
isn’t pure. She deserves to die! I alone will be Purity.” Tricia
ranted, sending Purity murderous looks.
“You can’t be someone else,” David rebuked.
“Yes, I can and will be,” she insisted. “That’s why I’ve got to finish her off.”
“What do you want?” David asked.
“To be her.”
David exhaled. “Purity,” he couldn’t believe he’d call his daughter
that. It really made him sad. “You are Purity Theodore. Tricia Cayson
does not exist.”
Tricia turned to her father and had the gun pointed at him. “You
called me that,” she mumbled.
Purity heaved a sigh of relief. The gun wasn’t pointed at her anymore.
She was curious and watched the unfolding drama.
“My ex,” Jeremy whispered.
“Oh.” Purity smiled in a silly way. His ex was still crazy about him
and wanted to be her at all cost. Men were still going nuts over her.
They were a special couple indeed. She clutched to Jeremy. There was
no way she was ever gonna leave him.
The scene continued.
David’s idea had worked out. He called his daughter a name he did not
give her. The gun was pointed at him and she was already weak. He felt
it. He continued, taking advantage of that, “Jeremy Broderick is your
Tricia’s lips quivered. She knew it was a lie. It wasn’t true. She
couldn’t say so. She had to lie. And live by the lie. The way she’d
always imagined. “Yes,” she blurted out. “I am. She’s tryna steal him
away from me. She doesn’t want my happiness,” she lamented.
He took a step forward, “I’m your father, I always want you happy.”
“Then get me Jeremy!” she yelled.
There was a smile on his face, “As long as you put that gun down.”
“I can’t,” she whispered.
“Trust me,” David assured her.
He took slow steps, gradually getting to her. He exhaled sharply,
“Nice and steady.”
Tricia thought someone finally understood her. Finally! She’d have
what she always wanted – to be with Jeremy. Now, she’d be Purity and
Jeremy would love her more than he loved that witch. Her dad could get
Jeremy to do anything. He was a cop and Jeremy could get married to
her on gun point. “I do trust you,” she breathed out, putting the gun
down. There was no reason to hold it anymore.
“Good,” David said, taking the gun away from her. His heart was heavy.
He really had to do this. Swiftly, he grabbed hold of her hands,
placing them at her back.
She struggled to be free. “What the-”
David didn’t let her complete her statement. He handcuffed her. It was
the right thing to do. She’d become a criminal and had to face the
law. But before that, she needed to be taken elsewhere.
“You betrayed me!” she accused, pain in her eyes.
“I’m sorry, honey,” he apologised.
“You also betrayed me. We’re taking
you out.” He signaled some cops to put her at the back seat of a
“I hate you! My father doesn’t love me! You s–t, I’ll be back for you-”
She was forced into a car and locked in. Her rantings continued in there.
“Jeremy, Purity,” David said, “Forgive my daughter. She doesn’t know
what she’s doing. We’re taking her to a mental institution. An
assylum. She’s completely out of her mind.”
“We’re sorry about that, too,” Jeremy sadly expressed. He could
understand David’s feeling