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Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by Silver1996(m): 11:11pm On Oct 16, 2018
PRICE OF HEARTBREAK
EPISODE 19


CALL.. CALL.. HER BACK"SHARON said in a crispy voice...

Without hesitation, she immediately dial the number.... Disappointment etched on her face.... "Switch off... "she said with clenched teeth....

Sharon exhales... She quickly placed her right palm on her head... "Where did she say Manny is..? She ask anxiously

"She said old MBH.

"The abandoned post office... "

"We need to go there now... "Mary said shapily brushing through her hair with the tip of her fingers....

Sharon suck in.... "Now.. Only the two of us..

"Yes.. Manny could be there...

"You don't know who called you, it could be a trap... It could be someone who is after her and he wants to draw us out..... "

Mary bit her lips... The words of the girl who called echoing in her head...she could be right.. Manny could be there, she would forgive herself if Manny was there and she ignored.... "Am going there Sharon.... "She said drooling her eyes for her shoes.. Slippers.. Anything... She can fit her feet in....

"Okay fine.. "Sharon said, a feeling of undercurrent sucking through her.... "Call someone... "her head spin, insutilating....."Call Jacob.. Or Francis.. Anyone that can go with us... "

Mary puff... Depression spike in her eyes at the mention of Francis... "Alright i will call Jacob to meet us there.. "

Sharon sigh, a sigh of relief... Pope words resounded in her head.... Manny could be running from some people.... "Aren't you a bit curious how the girl got your number....?

Mary snort"Sharon there is no time for this, Manny could be there.. "

"I know i know.... "She intoned.. Slowly brushing the scrap of her hair backward.... "Let me..... "She muttered crisply as she head for her room...

Mary took a deep drag as Sharon question hit her head.. Her head began to bubble with questions... Scary questions and answers.....
Disregarding the thoughts, she quickly scrol to Jacob's number.. Better Jacob than Francis.. She wasn't sure how she was going to face him yet.. After learning such a horrible truth... The truth that she totally shut out from hearing .....
Impatiently.. She waited...she swallowed hard.. Her heart pulsated... Fingers propelling each other... She purse her lips.. Waiting anxiously for him to answer....
She twitch her eyes when she saw Sharon coming out... Her eyes popped on the jean trouser she has changed into.....
"Hey... "Jacob's voice came up...
She jut her chin.. Not knowing how she was going to explain.. But she did anyway.. She told him where they were going to and he'd promised to meet them there...
With an askance face, she drop the call....

"So, is he coming.... ?Sharon ask.. .

She nodded.. Then quickly rushed into her room...
A bad feeling made Sharon shivered.... Her thoughts overwhelming her....
She pout when Mary came out of the room.. She quickly picked up her phone as Mary head for the door.....
She drag her feet behind her, every part of her screaming this could be a setup.. A total bad idea that could choke them...
She lag behind Mary as she quickly open the door....
She rushed out when she noticed Mary was waiting for her to come out.....

"If you are having second thoughts about this you can stay home.... "Mary said when she noticed the big board of disapproval etched in her face..... "It's very obvious you don't want to... "

Irritated.. She gritted.. Fingers clench in her back pocket.... "Even if i think this is a bad idea... You said it yourself.. Manny could be there... We can save her if the information proves true.... "

"Well that's just one side of it.. If it doesn't, i wouldn't want you to be blaming me for anything that happens afterwards.... "
She lour her head, then slightly raise it to face her.... "It's my decision Mary.. I told you before i want to help.... "

"Well considering the fact that just a few minutes ago, you were so unconcerned about Manny's whereabouts.. I wouldn't want it if you are doing this.. I mean agreeing to help because of what i said... "

Sharon huffs... Exasperation spiking through her.... "You said it yourself Mary.. Whatever we need to do,we need to do it fast.... You are slowing us with your talks.. "

Mary jut her chin, then she quickly lock the door with the key....
They were about to walk away when a hard knock came on the gate...
For a moment,they just stood staring at each other wondering who could be knocking....

"Jacob is already here...? Sharon muttered....
Mary bug her eyes, skeptical about the possibility of it... She walk to the gate... And quickly opened it....
Shock rose in her as she saw who was standing there.....

"Hey.... "Taiwo muttered...

"Hey... "Mary said back opening the gate widely so he could see who he came for.....

Vexation, irritability, indignation,pique,dyspepsia,resentment........all swept through Sharon as she laid eyes on Taiwo...
She scowled her face as he walk close to her.. His dark eyes staring at her like she was some stranger......."Hi... "She muttered with a wry smile... Her eyes fixated on the red velvet long sleeve he was wearing

For a moment, Taiwo just stood staring at her with folded hands across his chest....
She pull her face, rolling her eyes... Then she brushed back a strap of her hair... His gaze fixated on her made her very uncomfortable... In a ridiculous situation.... "Mmm.... "She exhales...let out a faint cough.... "Look Taiwo, this isn't really a good time for us to talk......

"When has it ever been a good time.... ?He cut in harshly..... "Have you check your phone recently... You must have seen my name repeatedly on your missed calls log... I left you dozens and dozens of messages... I waited....hoping and praying nothing hasn't happened to you... Do you realise how shocked i am to know you are alive. And okay.... "

"Sharon..... "Mary called interrupting their conversation....

Sharon took a deep drag... "Am really sorry but like i said, this isn't really a good time....
"He should come with us.. "Mary boomed out.
Sharon frown and gave her a stony look....

"Come with you..... "He shift his gaze to Mary.... "to where?

"It's nothing Taiwo.... I will call you when i get back... "Sharon blared out and began to walk pass him

"Manny is missing.... "Mary resounded.....

"Manny is missing....!

"Yes she is, and we received a call from someone who gave us a lead on her whereabouts... "She added...

With knitted brows, Sharon fold her hands across her chest and walk outside.....

"You should be telling the police, not going on a lead.... "Taiwo said drawing near to them...

"I already told the police... They seem to be doing nothing about it.... "

"You told the police.? Sharon ask shocked..

Mary gave her a dirty look... "You should have known that already if you weren't so apathetic.... "

"So you are just going there... No police.. No nothing.. What if it's a trap.... What if there is danger... ?Taiwo queried..

"More reason am asking you to come with us... If there is danger as you say.. We need you... "

Taiwo inhale deeply..... "Alright.. Lets go... But if this thing is serious than i think, you are calling the police again... "

Mary nodded.....


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Both girls look around as Taiwo's car entered the area... They scan their eyes... Fear running through them.. The place was quiet.. Unkept... Glasses were turning into bush.... The walls were a bit cracked tinge with grasses growing between the cracks.... The place look more deserted than it ever was....

"Why would anyone want to take anyone here.....? Taiwo ask the moment he stopped the car...

Sharon quivered in her spines as she stare at the building... Some doors fallen off... A perfect place for den of thieves to reside on.... "Call the girl again.... "

Mary quickly pulled out her phone from her pocket and dialed the girl's number.....
She pout..."Still switched off"

Sharon shivered.... "Do you think something could have happened to her?

"Hold on.. What girl...?

Sharon quickly turn her face away at the sound of the question...

"The girl who gave us the information..... "Mary replied with clenched teeth

"What.... And you still came... This could be a sign that it isn't right to be here.. A sign it could be a trap..

"What if it isn't a trap, what if Manny is here"Mary interjects....

Taiwo exhales... "Hey look, if the girl's phone is switched off..it certainly means, someone must have taken the phone from her and even if Manny was here....she must have been taken off if that girl was discovered making that call....

"Or the girl must have been scared and then she put off the phone.. Which means Manny could be here... either way am not leaving here without checking.... "

She took a deep breathe and prayed silently for God's protection.... Then she came out of the car....

"Mary hold on... "Sharon muttered coming out...
"Taiwo could be right.. What if Manny is not here"Sharon said over the top of the car....

"We are here already Sharon.... "She muttered....
Taiwo came down.. Look at both girls.... "Okay let's check inside..... "

Mary sigh...., she gave him a nod. She look around again.. Then she saw Jacob walking from the far end of the road....

Smiles curve her cheek... She began to walk up to him.....

"I guess am late.. "He said..

Mary gave him a wry smile.. "You are just on time.... "

Together the four of them went in.... Fear cripping inside the two girls.. Inside was hazy.. Only the sunlight penetrating from the torn zinc was visible.....

Carefully they walked over broken bottles..... Stones and parts of the walls that have fallen off...
Both girls shivered when they heard a sound...

"Did you guys hear that....? Taiwo ask putting his ears to the ground....

"There is someone here.... "Mary said in a crisply voice.... Legs trembling... Heartpounding... Eyes twirling... She press forward with the rest... Slowly they move to where the sound was coming from...
It was a room. A stone throw from them.. Probably a room used as an office....

"Stay here.... "Jacob muttered stepping forward.. Moving ahead Taiwo.

Mary scan around... Not minding Jacob's words, she pressed forward walking towards the men...

"Mary.... "Sharon call faintly.... She shudder as the sound increase... Great fear grip her pushing her forward to keep pace with the rest.....

Slowly, both boys kick the door open....
Shock raced through them....

"Who are you? Taiwo quickly ask not bothering to go near him...
"Oh my God, what are you doing here... ?Jacob queried... Both girls quickly rush to see who was inside...

Heartpounding... Feets trembling. Mary stood motionless as she stare at the person..

"Oh my God,Francis what are you doing here.... "Sharon shouted...

Francis quickly rushed to Mary but she yanked herself free from him....

"Wait you all know this guy? Taiwo ask....

"Mary i can explain..... "He said in a tender voice...

"Explain what....? Sharon retorted..... Then it hit her. "Oh my God..... Francis.. What have you done to Manny?


TO BE CONTINUED......

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Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by Risingstar2020(f): 7:18am On Oct 17, 2018
The story is getting more complicated, too much suspense
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by kelvyncruz: 7:34am On Oct 17, 2018
Mehn i don't know who to believe anymore, But i know Francis couldn't have had anything to do with Manny's disappearance
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by izaray(f): 10:02am On Oct 17, 2018
Please update oh, the suspense is too much
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by LightQueen(f): 11:44am On Oct 17, 2018
Wow!! update!! Update!!
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by Teeleb(m): 2:50pm On Oct 17, 2018
pls where is d conclusion part
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by Mavikolo2020: 4:14pm On Oct 17, 2018
I don't believe it
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by uchedora(f): 7:54pm On Oct 17, 2018
wow,don't know who to believe anymore really,
U 're sure a wonderful writer.The suspense ,the twist there is unpredictable,nice one , abeg more updates
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by Silver1996(m): 8:44pm On Oct 17, 2018
POHB
EPISODE 20

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MANNY.... "Sharon yelled at him grabbing his shirt....

"Let go of me... I haven't done anything to her... "Francis said irritated.... He stare at Mary who was looking away... He hold her hands, again she yanked her hand free from him....

Mary fused her gaze on him....

"Have you killed Manny? Sharon boomed out....

Francis knit his brows.... "Why would i kill Manny,
what nonsense are you even talking about....

"Because you have every reason to kill Manny, you know very well she is the one who set you up with that slut... "Sharon snarled....

Francis bug his eyes, totally astonish by the news.... "So that bitch set me up.... "He retorted.. He pout his lips when he caught Mary's gaze...... "You hear that Mary, your so called friend set me up...

"What have you done to Manny....? Mary said crisply

Francis insutilate... Greatly shocked by her reply...

"You killed Manny... "Sharon growled hitting him.. Dragging him...

Taiwo quickly hold Sharon...

Francis grunts.. His expression sour.. He fixated his gaze on Mary... "Someone sent me a text that Manny was here"He said after much silence

"Liar.... "Sharon hollered.... "You've killed Manny, that is why you are here.. "She added harshly pulling his shirt...

Taiwo quickly grab her by the waist and carried away from him....

"So.... "Jacob interjects....

Francis gave him a dirty look then he shift his gaze back to Mary.... "You don't believe me... "He retorted.... Then he brought his phone from his pocket and showed them the message....... "This is the damn message i was sent... "

Mary grunts as she read the message.. She quickly look at her phone.. She look at the girl's number who had called her.... "It's the same number.... "She said with a deep huff...

Sharon free herself from Taiwo grasp..... "Why would the girl text you, how are you connected to Manny's disappearance....?

Francis lour his lips.... "I hate Manny... "He said with resentment in his voice..... "how the hell would i know why the girl texted me or how she even got my number..... "

"If you hate Manny that much, then why did you come here...? Mary ask with furrowed brows

He shift his gaze to Mary... "I was doing it for you..i know how much Manny means to you and i know how much her disappearance has affected you....

"So you decided to play the hero... You did this why.. So i could take you back....

"I didn't do for that, i did it because i care.... "He said back... His lips propelled against each other...

"He is lying.. I don't believe him... "Sharon resounded

"Damn it Sharon.... "Francis raved... Anger twile in his voice.... "I wouldn't kill Manny.. You think am capable of killing someone....

"If you capable of cheating on your girlfriend.. You are capable of anything... "Sharon said back...
Exasperation sounding through her voice....

Fury spark in Francis eyes.... He glowered at her.. His fist clenching... Brows farrowing..... "If your stupid friend hasn't paid that tramp to drug me, i would still be with her.. All thanks to Manny..... Manny did you hear that.. Thank you... "He said loudly.. Raucous in his voice..

"That's enough... Both of you... "Mary cut in irritated

"So after you saw the text, why didn't you call Mary...? Jacob ask.. Folding his hands across his chest

"I don't answer to you boor... "Francis retorted....

Jacob gritted... "So you saying is okay if we think you know where Manny is... "

"Your opinion of me doesn't matter to me. All that matter is what Mary thinks, so keep your opinions and thoughts to yourself... All of you... "He said rolling his eyes...

"Hey man, we are just trying to know the truth.... "Taiwo cut in...

"I just said the truth... Someone texted me and i came here.. What other truth do you want to hear.. That i killed Manny...?

Taiwo swallowed hard... "But you acted irrationally... It wasn't in your place to come here.. You should have........
His words slope to a pause as Mary began to walk away.... Sharon immediately followed... Leaving the three guys there.....
"You should have called them... "He finally spout it out...

Not minding his words, Francis quickly ran after Mary...

Taiwo sigh.... "Is he always this annoying....? He ask Jacob....
Jacob shrug with pout lips... "The guy is totally insane"



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"Mary mary... "Francis called out from behind her... Walking towards her...
Mary stopped, then she around to face him.... "What do you want Francis... "She queried, her glistening with vexation....

Francis breathe out.... "I just wanted to know you believe me...

"Do you care about what i think that much.. ..?

"What you think is all that matters to me... "

She bit her lips.. Her hands cross against her chest... She stare at him... "Well this is what i think.... I think you should leave me alone.. Never show your face to me.... Ever... "She eyed him and turn to walk away.. Then he grasped her hand but she yanked free.... He grasped again this time holding her tight....

"Don't you understand what this is doing to me..... "

"I don't care.... "She blared out turning to face him... Exasperation in her voice..... "How do i know you didn't set this whole up.. ..."

"Set what up.... "Then it hit him... "Are you crazy, why would you think i do that, i will never do that Mary, am not a killer... You've known me for years, do you think am capable of doing that...?


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Irritated,Sharon hum from the car.... She suck her teeth when no one bothered to move.. She look at them, Mary talking to Francis... Taiwo and Jacob taking shade under a tree.... Infuriated...she check her pocket for her phone.... Her eyes bugged when she didn't find it.... She scan her eyes around in the car but it wasn't there.... "What happened to my phone... "She muttered to herself....
She remembered vividly well she has pick the phone from home.. It was in her pocket.. She shudder.. Fear gripping her as she thought she could have lost it inside the building... She quickly came out from the car....
She hesitated a bit then she walk up to Mary who was battling words With francis...
Sharon's presence interrupted them..
"Did you see my phone... ?Sharon ask glaring her eyes at Francis.....

"No i didn't.... "Mary replied tossing back a strap of her hair...

With clenched hands, Sharon quickly left them....

"This isn't on me, your best friend tried to separate us.... "Francis boom out the moment Sharon was gone...

"Of course you are going to blame Manny for your doings.... "

"Why do you keep taking her side.... Didn't you hear what Sharon said... She set me up....

"I know what Manny did... Am not taking her side.... But you.... "She scoffs.... "If you hadn't had a drink with that slut.. You wouldn't have been drugged... "

"I thought i was having fun... I never thought about having sex with her.. The.....

"Come on say it.... The drug did it.. Manny made you f**k that slut.... "


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Sharon gritted as she walk closer to them.. Her eyes fixated on Jacob.. He was more handsome than the last time she has saw him... Her eyes drool on the black leather jacket he was wearing... Then the designed black jean.... His features more exquisite and manly than before.... She watch him as his throat cloak... His deep sexy eyes.....

"I think i should start going.... "Jacob muttered as Sharon drew nearer to them...
Taiwo nodded and they shook hands....
Sharon gaze followed him as he walk towards Mary....

"Like him.... ?

Taiwo's voice interrupted her thoughts... With knitted brows,she turn to face him.... "Have you seen my....

"Phone... "He cut in... He brought it out from his pocket and wave it in her face....

"How did you get that....? She ask curiously, hands tuck in her back pocket....

He curl his lips.... "I took it from your pocket when you were fighting that annoying bastard.....

She frown...vexation vibrating in her spines.. "Why would you do that.... ?

"Because i wanted to know what you've been doing.... "

She furrowed her brows... "What are you saying.. Are you insinuating something....?

"I wouldn't have insinuated anything at all if i haven't seen Pope's number as the number you called last.... Are you still seeing him?

Sharon suck her teeth... The gaze in his eyes startled her.... "Pope and i are just friends.... "

"Friends... "He resounded...

"Yes friends.. What else would we be....? She ask, her mouth wailing...

"That leech was your ex.... Same else who gave you bruises more than i can remember....

"What is this all about.... "She cut in irritated.... "Where exactly are you getting to...?

"I told you to stay away from that boy.. The fact that you are still seeing means something... He is still f**king you, isn't he"

She swallowed hard.. Roll her eyes.. Scoffs... "I don't have time for this..."She said trying to collect the phone from him..

He grab her hand immediately.. Tightening his grip on her wrist....
Sharon sneer as she heard Mary's voice...


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"If you have something to say, you say it to my face"Jacob snarled at Francis....

"You want to hear me say it..... "Francis growl.... "Well here it is.... I think you know where Manny is....you are just pretending..... You just happen to sprang up from somewhere and started helping... Am not naive to fall for your sycophances...i can see right through your feigned civility... "

"You don't know anything about me bastard.. "Jacob raved back...

"Guys stop.... "Mary shouted and step in their middle

"I do know you are nothing but a fake bastard who is after my girlfriend...... "Francis snarled over Mary's shoulder....

"Is this what this is all about.... Your girlfriend.. Well guess what buddy, am going to get your girlfriend.... Am going to be her guy....

"Jacob stop... "Mary yelled pushing him aside....

"What kind of girl do you think my girlfriend is.. You prat.... "Francis raved at him...

Infuriated.... Mary slapped him.. A hot taunting slap..... "Just get out Francis.. Get out. "


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"Let go of me.. "Sharon groan... As she try to free herself from his grip......

"You better tell me the truth.... "Why are you still seeing that rogue... That clotpole...."He hollered still holding her...

"You are hurting me Taiwo.... "She said crisply....

His breathe vaporize. Exasperation overwhelming him.. Consuming him..... "You know i don't like it when am been cheated on.. You did it before with him.. I won't have you do it again.. I won't have you break my heart again.. Do you hear that... "He raved at her...

His eyes made her shudder.. Sending cold chills down her spine.. "Am not doing anything with Pope... "She said putting back her confidence......standing her ground... "Now let go of me. "

He inhale, sucking in all the air he can get.... "You know what happens when my heart is been broken.... "

She quivered.. His words hitting a nail in her head.... "Oh God.. It's true then, you killed your first girlfriend because she broke your heart.... "


TO BE CONTINUED

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Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by skubido(m): 9:41pm On Oct 17, 2018
Nawa ooo, where's Manny ooo.



Tanks for the update
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by Risingstar2020(f): 9:46pm On Oct 17, 2018
Always fighting, Francis keep pushing Mary away with his jealousy
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by sly12345: 9:49pm On Oct 17, 2018
The Francis in this story and the Francis in kings, i swear i don't know the one who have more sense.

thanks Silver,
e b like Manny don run lost

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Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by Ann2012(f): 10:41pm On Oct 17, 2018
skubido:
Nawa ooo, where's Manny ooo.



Tanks for the update

Be like she dey Sambisa oooo
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by purity23(f): 10:51pm On Oct 17, 2018
Sharon is dating two wrong men
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by purity23(f): 10:52pm On Oct 17, 2018
Risingstar2020:
Always fighting, Francis keep pushing Mary away with his jealousy
honestly am tired for the guy.. his jealousy is too much.. but am sure Jacob have that intention, i thinks he likes Mary
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by John944: 7:13am On Oct 18, 2018
Nsogbu!! fire on the mountain!...Nice one silver1996. More bro!
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by egwolopretty: 7:26am On Oct 18, 2018
This Francis self, what kind of Jealousy is this one
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by showgoeson: 8:05am On Oct 18, 2018
nice 1
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by Mavikolo2020: 8:29am On Oct 18, 2018
francis get sense, or you will use your hand to push Mary to Jacob
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by skubido(m): 9:48am On Oct 18, 2018
Ann2012:


Be like she dey Sambisa oooo


Na im be say, she no dey come beck again,,,

Mary hear wetin d spirit dey tell the church ooo,,
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by misspearlz: 10:03am On Oct 18, 2018
Manny!! where are you?
But I did not trust Jacob
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by aprilwise(m): 2:10pm On Oct 18, 2018
Francis shouldn't fight to get Mary back. He should just be watching Jacob snatch Mary from him. I don't understand where the story is going.
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by Silver1996(m): 6:28pm On Oct 18, 2018
POHB
EPISODE 21


SLOWLY HE LET GO OF HER WRIST... her words echoed in his head again... "What nonsense are you talking about.... ?

She pulled her hand from his... Gave him a stony look.... "You do know what am talking about... You killed your ex girlfriend didn't you.... "She bit her lips when he gave no reply... Instead he let out air.... "The rumours are true... You are a murderer....

"Stop.. Just stop for a second... I never killed my ex-girlfriend.... On the contrary she broke my heart and she ran off with another man who she had a car accident with.... "he raved... Exasperation in his voice...

The ferocity in his eyes made her shivered..... "Fine.. Whatever... "She retorted and grab her phone from his grasp..... "She shot one last glance at him and left him there...

Taiwo groan as he watch her leave...



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Francis snort at his own mistake.. He wonder why he always fire up like that anytime that fair pigheaded bastard shows up.. He always ruin things just the way he was ruining their chances of getting back together......

"Just leave Francis... You have done enough harm.. Just go... "Mary snarled....

He suck in.. Dragging in all the air he can get.. His inner mind screaming at him for saying the wrong things.... "Am sorry.. "he said softly..... "Am truly sorry".....
He frown again when Jacob interrupted..anger swimming in his spines. He clenched his fist but didn't say a word..

"Am going Mary.... "Jacob said....

Mary nodded.....

Both men glared at each other before Jacob turn to leave....

"Why don't we drop you off.... I mean wherever you are off to"Mary cut in from his back...

Jacob shrug.... "No you don't need to do that... Where i am going is actually close..... "

"Am really sorry.... "Mary said crisply...

Jacob suck his teeth.... "You don't have to.. He is your man i get it.... "he smile at her.. With that he left.....

Mary knit her brows wondering if Taiwo got in a fight with Mary... She watch as Taiwo entered the drivers seat and slammed the car door callously sending cold chills down her spines.....

"Am truly sorry.... "Jacob said when he noticed she wasn't occupied anymore...

With hands folded across chest.. She glared at him....

"I know i messed up when i came here alone.. I acted irrationally.. I should have called you first..... And am sorry for that. And am truly sorry for everything....... "His words came to an end... With a gentle face.. He waited for her reply.. Hoping and praying.. Her reply comes out sweet......

"Good for you... "She boomed out and started making advances to the back seat of the car....

"Mary... "He called over her shoulder.....

"Just leave me alone Francis.... ".....she quickly entered the car.....

Taiwo didn't hesitate before starting the car engine.. He drove off leaving Francis there to his thoughts.....



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Her palm on her head and her elbow on the windscreen... She begin to recall everything that just happened.. It was very obvious now that Manny is in great danger wherever she is....

"You know if you ask me.. I suggest you tell the police about this..... "

Taiwo's voice interrupted her thoughts.... She took a deep drag and change position..... Her gaze shifted to Sharon who was staring out from the windscreen.... She sigh as she thought Sharon was back to old Sharon.. The unconcerned Sharon.....

"If someone had called me to that place and i didn't find what i was looking for.. I will definitely tell the police.... "Pope said over his shoulder with his hands clench on the wheels...

Mary exhales... The shimmering waves of the breeze from outside flap the hair of her skin....

"I have an idea..... Arrest Francis.... "Sharon interjects...

Mary quickly shift her gaze to her.. A bit astonish at the ridiculous idea......

"What....? Sharon queried.... "A girl called you and gave you Manny's location, only to get there and you saw your boyfriend in that same spot.. What does that tell you?

Mary huffs.... "Francis doesn't know where Manny is.. The message on his phone proves that...

"And you believe that....? He has all reason in this world to kill Manny....

"You are talking as if Manny is dead.... "Mary snarled irritated....

Sharon snort.. She tossed back a strap of her hair backward.... "Well we don't know that... Manny could be dead.. She could be alive... The only lead we had of her led us to your boyfriend...

"Ex boyfriend.... "

"Well whatever he is.. He definitely knows something about Manny's disappearance.... "

Mary grunts thinking of the possibility of it.. Could Francis......

"Have you girls thought of the possibility that whoever that must have called you there and texted that guy... "He puff thinking of the name. "Francis wanted you to meet Francis there so you will think he knew something about Manny's disappearance..... ?Taiwo said....

Mary slack-jawed her eyes thinking of the possibility of it.. Why hasn't she thought of it..... "That could be possible.... Someone wanted to set Francis up....

"Why are you guys turning this around.... "Sharon snapped...."We have our suspect and it's Francis. The fact that he was there makes him a potential suspect and if we are going to the police is to take them to arrest Manny's abductor who is no other person than Francis...."

"Stop this Sharon..... "Mary snarled...... "You can't keep making this about Francis.. He could be innocent....

"Is that what you think.. That am making this about Francis... "She scoffs.. "You said it yourself that we need to find Manny by all means possible.. And now that we have a suspect.. Someone who could know where Manny is.. You are just going to ignore it because he is your boyfriend.... "

Mary gave her a stony look.... "This isn't about that and you know it...

"Oh please..... "She yank her right hand at her.....

"Am still of the opinion that we go to the police.... "Taiwo said....

"We have done that before.. They didn't do anything.. Why do you think they will do something now..

"Well probably because it's different now.. Now you are sure someone has taken Manny.....

"Or someone just wanted to pull my legs so i can meet Francis there..... "She pout her lips as the words drip from her mouth....

"That could also be possible considering the fact that you are still settling your issues.....

"Could Francis has set all this up....? She ask... Shock etched on her face..

"Why do you think so.. He could... "Taiwo reply....

Mary knit her brows as her head began to bubble up questions....

"Maybe he thought you will be going alone. And you wouldn't go there if he'd said something otherwise.... I guess he use Manny as an excuse for you to get there... "

Exasperation flush through Mary as she dwell on the thought...

"So where am i going... Police station.... Or...

"Take us home... "Mary said abruptly..... She rest her hand on the windscreen thinking if Francis was capable of that....



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It was minutes later when they got to the gate.... Mary thanked him and quickly came down from the car... Not hesitating before she opened the gate.... She was inclined to wait for Sharon then she noticed Taiwo was staring at her.. She quickly figured out he needed to be alone with Sharon... Without a second glance she went in....

Sharon frown as Taiwo hold her hand..... She look away not making contact with him...

"Am sorry ...."Taiwo muttered over her shoulder.....

She took a deep breathe.. She told herself there was no need pretending.. She needed to play along.... She quickly turn to face him... "Am sorry too... For my outburst earlier... "

Taiwo chulkled.... "It's fine by me... Many people also think i killed her.... It has been my cross... "

She force a smile on her face..... Taiwo was kind. Sweet.. The kind of gentleman that she wants... But she only let Taiwo into her life when Pope broke her heart.. Then she needed someone to fill that space Pope destroyed.... She try to love Taiwo but she couldn't and she still can't.. She has find way to break up with him but she can't and she doesn't know why.. She wasn't even sure anymore who she is... Her feelings keep screaming to her that Pope is the one but her head choose Taiwo.... Over the days she has feeling guilty... A filthy guilty conscience has been pricking her day and night.. She knew what she was doing wasn't right but she can't find a way to correct it.. She doesn't want to be with Pope.. Pope was bad for her but her feelings keep pushing her to him..... "So.. Do you want to come in... ?

She quickly turn around when she heard Mary scream her name....

Without hesitation they both rushed in....

"What is it... ?Sharon quickly ask when they saw Mary shivering.....

"Manny's...... "She said with trembling mouth.... She try to breathe... Acclimating what just happened..

"Manny's what? Sharon queried....consternation sweeping through her....

Mary insutilate then she quickly dialled Manny's number again.....

Heartpounding.... Their heart raced speedily as they heard the phone ringing nearby......

"Manny's phone.... "Mary muttered with shaking mouth....

Taiwo began to search... Following the direction of the ringtone.....he quickly raise the chair and there it was.....

"Is this Manny's phone...? He ask holding the phone in his hand....

Mary nodded abruptly.... Then she slowly collected the phone from him....

"Oh my God... How did that phone get here?Sharon ask.. Prostration gripping her....

"The phone wasn't here before....? Taiwo ask curiously...

Sharon shook her head..... "The phone has been missing since Manny went missing.. How did it get here..... "

"Well if that's the case, someone must have broken in.... "

Sharon spun around...scanning her eyes everywhere....

"The lock is good... There was no broken window neither force entrance..... "Mary interjects..... "Whoever brought this phone here use the key..... "

"Oh my God... Manny's key... "Sharon resounded crisply....

She noticed the change on Mary's expression.....

"What...? She ask shapily...

"No missed calls... Just one damn message that isn't from me... "Mary said as a layer of tear drop from her eye...

Sharon quickly collected the phone from her....

Mary spun around.. She sniff.... "Someone must have deleted my missed calls and all the messages i have been sending..... "

Astounded Taiwo look at both girls.... "I don't understand... Why would the person bring the phone now.. I mean after all this time....?

"Manny is in grave danger.... Someone must-have taken her...."Mary snarled and uncontrollable tears roll down her cheek....

"And who are you calling...? Taiwo ask as Sharon held her phone to her ears...

"The person who sent her this message.. "She groan and drop the phone....with a fizzled face, she said..... "Switch off"

"Let me see, what message did the person send.... ?

"Just numbers.. I don't even know what it means... "Sharon boom out..

Taiwo collected the phone.. He stare at the numbers...."Why would someone send this numbers.. What does it mean....?

"What are the numbers.... "Mary ask anxiously

"Eight, Five, One, Twenty, Four....."He gritted... "Does it make any sense....?

"They are all bunch of useless numbers..... Why would someone text her that.... "Sharon said

"Convert the numbers to alphabets.... "Mary said shapily.....

Taiwo wink... "That could make sense... "He stare at the numbers again... In this case,Eight would be H, Five would be E, One would would be A, Twenty would be T and Four would be D... Thats HEATD...."

"Still doesn't make any sense.. Moreover there is no word like that.... "Sharon resounded....

Mary bit her lips as she thought of the word.. What could it mean.. Why is it the only message on the phone..... "Could the person be trying to pass a message through those numbers.. Word...letters?

Taiwo lour his head then he raise his gaze to face her.... "Could be.. Considering the fact that it's the only message on the phone.. It could be a message from whoever have her....."

"Even if its a message.. It's a wrong word.. There is no word like HEATD...can you pronounce that.....? Sharon blasted out abruptly....

With folded hands Mary sat on the chair thinking of it then it hit her head..she quickly stood up.... "Oh my God... Form another word with those alphabets....

Sharon squeak and put her hand on her waist.....

Taiwo look at the letters again.... "It could be make sense....... "He eyes widen as he figured out the word..... He quickly shift his gaze to them.... "Jesus....Its.........



TO BE CONTINUED....

guys form a word with the letters, let me see the smart ones that can get the answer......

1 Like

Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by purity23(f): 6:41pm On Oct 18, 2018
oh my God, its death, Manny is dead
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by Faspen(m): 6:50pm On Oct 18, 2018
Haha busted its DEATH
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by queenitee(f): 7:21pm On Oct 18, 2018
Death
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by skubido(m): 7:44pm On Oct 18, 2018
Death fa.



Tanks for the update
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by kelvyncruz: 9:40pm On Oct 18, 2018
Death ooooooo
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by Risingstar2020(f): 9:48pm On Oct 18, 2018
cryManny is dead
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by Ann2012(f): 4:44am On Oct 19, 2018
Death Noni
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by Benbelor: 6:35am On Oct 19, 2018
Death, why not send 'dead' rather

The twist in this story is hell too much.

It should end already shuu!
Re: Price of heartbreak (CLUELESS) by egwolopretty: 7:21am On Oct 19, 2018
Death

this suspense is too much o

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