Haunted by my Past Mistake….
“What’s going on here?” a familiar voice questioned.
The laughter ceased.
Abigail 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?” Abigail demanded.
“I am you!” Victoria fired at Abigail.
“What the hell does she mean by that?” Abigail asked James.
“It cant be,” James muttered. “Victoria don’t-”
“Don’t what?” she interrupted, pointing a gun at Abigail.
“Hell, I’m gonna shoot her!”
A ton of police officers pulled out their weapons and pointed at Victoria. 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!” Victoria’s Dad warned from behind. “I’ll talk to her.”
He watched them drop their guns. Sighing, he moved towards his daughter. “Victoria,” he whispered.
“Don’t you call me that!” Victoria yelled.
“I am Abigail. Abigail & no other name than Abigail. This shit standing right here isn’t Abigail. She’s a gold digger that needs to be dealt with. She doesn’t deserve to answer ‘Abigail.’ She deserves to die! I alone will be Abigail.” Victoria ranted, sending Abigail murderous looks.
“You can’t be someone else,” Her Dad rebuked.
“Yes, I can and will be,” she insisted. “That’s why I’ve got to finish her off.”
“What do you want?” He asked.
“To be her.”
He exhaled. “Abigail,” he couldn’t believe he’d call his daughter that. It really made him sad. “You are Abigail.”
Victoria turned to her father and had the gun pointed at him. “You called me that,” she mumbled.
Abigail heaved a sigh of relief. The gun wasn’t pointed at her anymore. She was curious and watched the unfolding drama.
“My ex,” James whispered to Abigail who seems confused about the drama unfolding.
“Oh!” Abigail 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 James. There was no way she was ever gonna leave him.
The scene continued.
Victoria’s Dad 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,
“James is your fiance, right?”
Victoria’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 trying to 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 James!” she yelled.
There was a smile on his face, “As long as you put that gun down.”
“I can’t,” Victoria whispered.
“Trust me,” He assured her.
He took slow steps, gradually getting to her. He exhaled sharply, “Nice and steady.”
Victoria thought someone finally understood her. Finally! She’d have what she always wanted – to be with James. Now, she’d be Abigail and James would love her more than he loved that witch.
Her dad could get James to do anything. He was a cop and James could get married to her on gun point.
“I do trust you,” Victoria breathed out, putting the gun down. There was no reason to hold it anymore.
“Good,” Her dad 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.
Victoria struggled to be free. “What the-”
Her dad 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 else where.
“You betrayed me!” Victoria 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 police car.
“I hate you! My father doesn’t love me! You shit, I’ll be back for you-”
Victoria was forced into a car and locked in. Her rantings continued in there.
“James, Abigail,” Victoria’s dad 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,” James sadly expressed. He could understand the feeling.
Final Episode unveils soon. Am sure it’s not what you expect to read.
>TO BE CONTINUED<<