I was so tired and weak after cleaning the whole house, cooking and
I took my bath and serve Claire the food to eat but she was staring at me
Not now please because I am not ready for her questions
I hurriedly dish into my food and some minutes later I was done with mine I
stood up to pack the plate but Claire’s food was still untouched, I dropped
down my plate and settled back on the chair
“Claire what is the problem, why is your food still untouched, don’t you
like it or should I prepare you something else or place an order? “I asked
“No Richard, I love the food because it is my favorite dish “she answered
staring into my eyes
“Really? “I asked smiling, I know very well that she loves the food because
that is always her favorite but I pretended.
“Richard “she called me and that instant my phone rang and it happens to be
my dad himself
I didn’t want to answer it but at the same time I don’t want to give Claire
a reason of suspicious
“Hello dad “I said calmly
“Richy where in god’s name are you and why are you abandoning the company?
“My dad asked yelling through the phone
“I am so sorry dad, I will fix everything once I am back please just give
me another month “I said hoping he ends the call but it gets worse because
my dad brought up another topic, I didn’t have a choice but to hanged up
Something isn’t right about this, first Richard acted like my crush, he
dresses like him, he talks like him and now he even cooks my favorite dish
meat balls with mash potatoes or am I hallucinating?
And what will he take care of once he gets back, I must find out the
answers to my questions all by my self.
I waited for him patiently to finish answering the call
“Claire I am exhausted, I need to take a nap “Richard said and made to walk
away but I decide asking him my troubling questions
“Richard who told you what my favorite dish is? “I asked my eyes piercing
“Hmm, no one I also like the food “he answered forcing a smile
“Really? “I asked
“Yea, see you later “he said and walked away
I ate my food silently and cleared the table, I need a rest also, I walked
to my room passing through Richard’s passage but his door was left a little
open, I peeped through it, his phone was ringing but he was already asleep,
I tiptoed inside to check who the caller is but before getting close to the
phone the call as ended already
I dropped the phone turning back but a message popped in immediately
“BOSS *RICHY, THE BIGGEST SHARE HOLDERS WANTS TO SEE YOU IN PERSON BY THIS
I stopped breathing only my eyes made a move, there were blinking non stop,
God is this a dream?
“Why did richy lied to me, he pretended to be a random guy searching for a
job, and that’s my crush’s name but his face is different.
I couldn’t held the tears that kept falling drop after drop until it became
like a flood, I returned back to my room crying my self to sleep.