“Hey girls,” Caleb said waving his hands to the girls as he disengages from Richard.
“Hi, Caleb.” The girls said apart from Carla who never liked Caleb for any reason.
Caleb turned to Betty who was just lost starring at the beautiful living room.
“Hey.” He said tapping her on her shoulder. Betty quickly turned to him and smiled as if nothing is gonna happen.
“Meet my one and only cousin, Richard Bruno, the son of a billionaire and the hottest guy in town,” Caleb said pointing at Richard while Betty stretches her hand for a handshake and Richard took it immediately.
“Am Beauty Lee but you can call me Betty for short and am from Brazil.” She said.
“Nice to meet you, Betty Lee, I must sit you look beautiful,” Richard said.
“Thank you and you’re not looking bad either.” She said.
“Thanks for the compliment,” Richard said and they released their hands from each other.
“She is your new assistant manager,” Caleb said.
“Yeah, she looks good,” Richard whispered to Caleb
“Don’t tell me you liked her already,” Caleb said in a very low tone.
“Oh come on, far from that,” Richard replied and they laughed. They all sat down drinking and gisting, Richard introduces Betty to his friends but Betty mind wasn’t there, she was thinking about the name “Bruno” because it sounds familiar. She was still busy thinking when Jordan came in, she was shocked to see Jordan likewise Jordan was shocked to see her too. She remembered the night she saw Jordan and an elderly man in a car that had an accident, she remembered everything that happened, how she called an ambulance that came to carry them to the hospital. Jordan too remembered her face, they were both staring at each other.
“Jordan, are you okay?” Richard asked.
“Yes, I Will be upstairs.” He said and left. Richard didn’t say anything, he just starred at Jordan and turned to Caleb and the others. They discussed and Richard told Betty to start work on Monday, Caleb was happy because he thought they were close to their mission only if he knew what was in Betty’s mind. Caleb and Betty left Richard’s house and he drove her home, they got to her gate, he stopped and Betty was about stepping down when he held her hands.
“What’s that for?” Betty asked.
“You know you look beautiful tonight, do you mind having a one-night standard with me?” Caleb asked still holding her hands.
“Are you mad? How dare you utter such word to me? Do I look like a slut to you?” Betty asked angrily releasing her hand from Caleb’s hand
” Are you not a street girl?” Caleb asked.
“And so what? Now listen and listen very good, I am not Jackie that opens her legs for you anyhow, don’t ever repeat this again else you will regret it.” Betty said and came out of the car while Caleb came out too and stand in front of her pointing his gun at her.
“Don’t you ever walked out on me, do you know I can kill you right now?” He asked still pointing the gun at her.
“Take this toy of yours off my face! You are just learning how to use a gun if you think am Jackie or your innocent cousin….. Don’t make me talk this night.” She said and walked past him.
“fvck you!” He said confusedly.
“When you are done standing there, you will take your fucking ass back to your dead father’s house rubbish.” She said and walked inside.
Caleb stood there staring into space. (“How the hell did she knows am sleeping with Jackie? Damn!! Betty is too smart but I Will tell her that am smarter than her.”) He thought and bought out his phone from his pocket, he dialled Jackie number and she picked almost immediately.
“Hey, sup?” Jackie asked from the other side of the phone
“Where are you?” He asked.
“Am at home, what’s happening? Your voice is not bright.” Jackie asked.
“Meet me at our usual place, I Will be there in 20 minutes.” He said and end the call, he didn’t allow Jackie to say anything. He went into his car and drove off, Betty who was watching him from the window, rushed into her room and got dressed. She wore black jeans trouser, black sweater, black shoes and a long black jacket that pass her knee, she used the jacket cap to cover her hair. She came out of her room to hold black eyeglasses.
“And where are you going dressed in black?” Her mum asked.
“I will be right back.” She replied and rushed out, she boarded a taxi and went to the hotel, she got there before Jackie and Caleb. A few minutes later, Caleb entered followed by Jackie, she smiled to herself as she watched them walked into Caleb’s private room, she gently followed them and stood behind the door and nobody logged there so it was very quiet.
“So why did you invite me over this night?” Jackie asked as soon as they settle down.
“That bitch calls Betty, she knows we are dating,” Caleb said.
“How did she find out or did you tell her?” Jackie asked.
“I should be asking you that question,” Caleb said.
“Hmm, so what do we do now?” Jackie asked.
“I don’t know, I am scared that this girl might expose us,” Caleb said.
“No, she won’t try such, on second thought… Don’t you think we should just kill her and use someone else as one of Richard’s female friends to kill him?” Jackie asked.
“That won’t be a good idea, we can’t kill Betty by gun or poison,” Caleb said.
“Why?” Jackie asked.
” If we poison her, she will be taken to the hospital and her body will be examined and the police will find out that she was poisoned, the same thing will still happen if we kill her with a gun and you know what that means,” Caleb said.
“Hmm, so what do you suggest we do?” Jackie asked
“I don’t know, can’t think straight right now,” Caleb said.
“Oh, I Think I have an idea.” She said happily.
” What’s the ideal?” He asked.
“You know Betty has Killed someone before in Brazil, she has committed crimes and she is wanted?” She asked
“Yea I’m know all that.” He said.
“Let’s use that against her, Frist, you will go to her house and apologies to her for whatever you have done to her then you will convince her to carry out the assignment of killing Richard. On the day she is going to kill Richard, you will set a camera in the place and make sure she killed Richard by herself with either a gun or a knife then you call the police for her as you know, her name and pictures are already in the police system and that will make them send her to jail.” Jackie said.
“Wow! Brilliant Idea ever, this is super cool I love you so much.” Caleb said excitedly.
Betty who had to listen and record everything Jackie and Caleb said quietly walked out, she got the reception and walk past the receptionist.
“Excuse me, who are you?” One of the receptionist asked her but she didn’t answer, she just walk out as fast as she could.
“Security.” The receptionist called and before the security could catch up with her, she already jumped out from the fence… Obviously, theyn’t even know how she got into the hotel. Betty runs as fast as her legs could carry her and boarded a taxi that took her home. When she managed to get home, she went straight to her room without greeting or talking to her mum. She took a warm shower and lied on her bed, she listens to the record again and tears flee from her eyes. (“I wish I had never killed someone, I Wish I had never put my hands in bad things, I just wish I had never followed bad gangs that turned me into the beast I am today but one thing is for sure, i Will not kill Richard, i Will never again shed innocent blood for money. If saving Richard’s life will lead me to jail then i Will do it, even if this is the only good thing I Will do before I Will be killed I Will do it for people to remember me and as for Caleb, his father and Jackie.. i Will make sure I send them to grave, in their next life they will never mess up with someone that looks like me. I will sacrifice myself for the innocent so that the wicked can be destroyed, yes that’s what am gonna do.”) She thought in tears.
On Monday morning, Betty woke up and got dressed for work, she has already told her mum about her new job and her mum was very happy because her daughter has finally changed to a responsible girl.
She wore a blue suit trouser and the jacket and white long sleeve inside, black high heels and black handbag. She tied her hair ponytail and apply light makeup, she looks like a bank manager.
She came out of her room and was ready to go.
“Mum, good morning, am going to see you later.” She said.
“Won’t you at least have breakfast? I have prepared it already.” Her mum said from the dinning table.
“No mum, I Will be fine.” She said.
“Come on you have to.” Said her mum with puppy eyes.
“Ok fine, just a slice of bread.” She said.
“That will be fine by me.” Her mum replied and adjust her seat for her and she sat down.
She finished eating and pecked her mum before leaving, coming out from the gate she met Caleb waiting for her outside.
“Yes, what do you want?” She asked as she walked to him.
“Good morning Beauty, how was your night?” He asked.
(“Hmm, Caleb greeted me, he is even asking me how was my night..wonder shall never end) she thought staring at him.
“Well, my night was fine. So what bought you here this early morning?” She asked.
“I came to apologize for what happened between us the other day, Betty is truly sorry, I Don’t know what came over me that night please forgive me and also I and Jackie are not dating neither am I sleeping with her, if she has told you that it’s a lie.” He said.
“It’s ok, I Have long forgiven you, I guess I said those words out of anger, you too should forgive me for accusing you forcefully.” She said.
“It ok, so are we good now and are we still playing our game?” He asked.
“Yes off course, you know I can do anything for money.” She said and they laughed.
“Wow! You look good and innocent.” He teased her.
“Oh yeah, that’s because am innocent.” She said and they laughed again.
“Come in let me drop you off.” He said.
“Alright.” He replied and they entered the car while Caleb drove off to the company.
Between Caleb and Betty who is more smarter?
Drop your thoughts after reading please, thanks.