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‘’what do you want?, I can’t believe you have the guts to show your face here’’ I breathed angrily, weighing her with my eyes. I was ready for any surprises. I definitely knew she came for something.
‘’I came for us to talk. Please just give me five minutes’’ she begged.
‘’isn’t it late?. Come on what exactly do you want us to talk about?” I asked seriously.
‘’please can you at least let me in?” she begged softly, leaving me with no choice than to oblige.
She gracefully walked into my apartment, stopped at the center of the room, turned and faced me.
‘’I was in my hostel when my parents called to tell me what you did at my house. I left everything I was doing and hurried down here’’ she said softly, stopping to see if I would reply but I kept quiet , leaving her with no choice than to continue with her speech.
‘’listen Dave, I know it’s quite unfortunate that things ended this way between us but you have to understand and calm down. I tried to love you. I did everything to make you happy. I was obedient, dutiful and respectful towards you. I gave you my body; I spend countless nights with you. I did everything possible to love you but unfortunately we can’t tell the heart who to love. I tried so hard to fall in love with you but the connection wasn’t just there. We don’t reason alike, we don’t have anything in common. Our dreams are so different and my heart never for once stopped for you nor did I for a day tremble under your touch and caresses. I’m so sorry you found out the truth this way but you should know that I cared and still care for you. I wouldn’t have introduced you to my parents nor do a lot of silly things with you if I didn’t care for you. Please let’s stop this fighting and remain friends. I beg of you’’ she poured out solemnly, drawing closer to hold my hands. But instead of comforting me, all her speech did was to get me more annoyed. My heart boiled with rage. My soul was simply on fire. I struggled to control myself but just couldn’t.
Sensing the fire in my eyes, she quickly drew back, breathing with fear as she watched me cautiously.
‘’Cassandra, Cassandra, Cassandra!’’ I breathed with fire. She trembled, taking more steps backwards.
‘’you killed me. You murdered my soul. I’m now nothing but a shattered man. Why give hope when you knew quite well that there wasn’t any connection between us. Why lead me through these months with great hope and aspiration. Why make me invest on you, knowing full well that I meant nothing to you. I can’t stand what you just did to me’’ I barked, shaking with rage.
‘’I’m so sorry you feel this way but I equally can’t help it either. Please just forgive and forget everything. I beg of you. I will never forget the help you rendered in my life’’ she begged carefully, tears appearing in her eyes.. Instead of settling my spirit , her words made me more angry and before I knew what I was doing, my hands were already round her neck while she screamed and kicked as she gasped for breathe.
‘’please let me go, let me go please’’ she cried out. I slowly released my hold, biting my lips as I stared into her eyes. I swallowed hard as I gave her one last long look. I couldn’t believe it was all real. My beautiful Cassandra gone for real.
‘’you and your parents have till the end of the year to get me back the money I spent on you or I swear I will kill you. I will kill you with my bare hands, don’t dare me’’ I barked furiously as she ran to the door.
‘’Dave I can’t believe you have gone mad. Madddddddddddd’’ she breathed, shook her head and disappeared into the night.
I threw myself on my sofa and cried uncontrollably. I couldn’t believe I was now behaving like a mad man to the extent that the girl behind my behavior now calls me a mad man.
Unfortunately I never had the time to recover my head nor money. Just a week later, Cassandra was declared missing. All fingers quickly pointed at me.
To be continued
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