HEART OF A BEAST
(Love is the word)
BY BLESSING SILVER
❤D. Kincaid’s POV❤️
“Are you sure of what you’re saying, Doc?” I asked Brett for the third time, with skepticism, itching my temple.
“Absolute Kincaid, it’s right there in the test result. Your daughter’s perfectly fine” he repeated, leaving me more confused.
“But.. Isn’t that absurd?” I asked with a frown “I mean with all those injuries and-” I w€t my lips with a sigh.
“Yes, it might sound and look absurd but it’s partly normal too and you should be grateful that none of her bones and organs were affected. It’s a miracle I must say and you should be glad” he tapped my shoulder “they’re preparing her to be discharged, excuse me” he said and walked away. I sighed and ran a hand through my curls..
He says It’s normal for one to have that much injury and be perfectly fine.. Like there was no single trace of pain or internal damage in the result and Kayla also claim to be perfectly fine.
But still.. I can’t help but fish out the strangeness in here and lately Kayla seem to have been acting more than the normal and.. Well, I should just see her first..
Before I could get to her ward, she was already walking out if it, she reached me and I gave her a small smile as we walked to the car.
“That you’re perfectly fine and with no trace of harm” I said.
“I told you that, didn’t I?” She asked.
“You did but I can’t take any chances, I mean with all those marks and deeps wounds?” I shrugged. “I still don’t trust Brett’s theory but I’ll just let it pass for now” I said.
“Well whatever. I’m sleepy now” she said and rested her head on the glass.
I gave her a quick studying glance, w€t my lips and looked ahead..
Why do I have a suspicious feeling about this?
I sighed inaudubly, swerving my car to the round about.
After a light and silent dinner that night, mom kissed me goodnight and I turned off my lamp and seconds later, I was fast asleep.
I arrived school the next day, tossed a hi to Clara and settled down before we had the teacher for first period.
During lunch break, Melvin came to where Clara and I sat in the cafeteria.. I looked behind him to see if any of his flirty followers were after him but they weren’t.
“Kayla I-” he paused as if breathless, gave Clara a grimace and turned back to me. “Can I talk to you for a sec?” He asked and I frowned at him..
“Alone. Please” he said.
“Just for a second” I emphasized, standing up. We both moved to a corner in the café, void of more people with less stabbing gawks.. I turned to Melvin with a questioning look.
“It’s about the necklace,” he said.
“What about it?” I asked moistening my lower lip with my tongue.
“Yesterday, you must’ve felt an unusual pain and it–
The rest of his words died down when my gaze moved to his hair and focused on how it was styled.. A grimace suddenly crossed my face as I stared deeply at it..
How come Melvin has same hairstyle as Jake?
And why am I just noticing the likeness of their voice and.. No not the likeness of their voice but Jake’s voice did sound unusual when we spoke yesterday and then he acted like he had no idea about what he had done months ago, he sounded like.. Well, a different person and he didn’t have that hairstyle when I spoke to him earlier yesterday and then he suddenly had it after school hours.. Now that I think about it, something seem to have been off..
I probably wasn’t talking to Jake yesterday but-
“Kayla,” I jerked up to see Melvin giving me a questioning stare “Are you even listening to me?”
“It was you?” I repeated, a little unsure.
“Me what?” He asked..
“You pretended to be Jake, didn’t you?” I asked and he suddenly wore a blank stare “Don’t deny it Melvin, the hairstyle matches and I know Jake didn’t have this hairstyle yesterday so..It was you?” I repeated and he w€t his lower lip, giving me a raised brow look.
“Well..yes. You didn’t want to tell me about him so-
“You had to act like him to find out and made me look like a fool?” I completed.
“No, look it wasn’t my intention. I just-
“How could you do that Melvin?” I disrupted his thought.. My mind wavering back to the moment where he almost kissed me and I had stupidly almost succvmbed.
I shook it off..
Oh geez.. I almost kissed a beast!
“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to scare or make you look stupid, I just wanted to find out about him”
“And what business of yours is that?” I asked, getting angry. “I told you it wasn’t your business, why didn’t you just stick with that?”
“I’m sorry, okay?”
“You think sorry fixes this? I was pouring out all those words thinking it was at the right person and damn you even-” I shut the kiss part up. “You know what Melvin, just stay away from me. I’ll help you when I feel I’m ready but for now, please” I said and walked quickly away to where Clara was seated.. I saw blisters of laughter on her face and she tried hiding it when she saw me..
“You knew?” I gave her a stern look and her face suddenly became blank, she nodded.
“I wanted to tell you but I don’t know, I was too carried away with the humor” she said and I rolled my eyes..
Even Clara knew and I didn’t.. I sighed and plopped to the chair, looking away in thought…
How could he even do that? Transforming to Jake just to know about him..
And besides, why is he so interested in knowing Jake?
Is he having fun knowing how much his tricks scares me? Why the heck did he even do that..
I got home after school to meet mom absence.. After a shower and a change of clothes, I watched a TV programme and as night drew close, I felt hungry and decided to go for cereals until mom is back to make dinner as she had promised.. As I stirred the milk into the cereal in the bowl, my mind drifted back to Melvin and as I thought for a while about him, it hit me..
If Jake wasn’t the one I talked to yesterday, then he didn’t get my message about my inability to come to his party and that means he’s probably still expecting me and-
Geez.. I quickly rushed to the living room and checked the time, it was few minutes past six.. Since it’s more like a night party, it should be brief right and geez, I don’t even have his contact number.. I deleted it after we broke up and there’s no way to tell him I wouldn’t be attending the party anymore..
Ugh.. What do I do now?
I didn’t tell mom, I’ll be going out and I can tell her on the phone but still.. Well, I could just go there, give some excuse and get back home even before mom returns.
I went to my room, without rechecking my dressing or redressing, I grabbed my jacket and pulled into it as I rushed out of the house to the station.
I used the evening bus to Jake’s house street and walked to his house, I could see the colorful lights illuminating in the house, from where I stood and as I draw closer to it, I notice Jake standing close to the house gate and staring sideways repeatedly.. He suddenly turn to head in..
“Jake?” I called and he turned, our eyes met..
“Kayla” he called with a hint of surprise, a wide smile spread on his lips. “Kayla, goodness.. I’ve been waiting out here for you. I thought you weren’t coming and was about going in” he said, smiling.
“Well, sorry. I kind of forgot. Is it over already?”
“Not yet. Come, let’s go in”
“No Jake. I have to head home now, I just decided to show up cos I knew you might be expecting me” I said.
“Come-on Kay. You can’t just leave.. My family’s expecting you and besides, the party’s almost over.. You’re here now, so why don’t you just stay,” he said “please” he said and I was about refusing but the next moment I found him drawing me inside and my feet following.
We got in and I could see few people relaxing on the porch, all nicely dressed but Jake kept moving me past them to the house..
“Jake wait-” I stopped him. “Look I don’t think I can go in, I didn’t even inform my mom about this” I said.
“Okay.. Then we’ll leave after I’m done introducing you to my family” he said and I shook my head..
“But.. But, I’m not ready. I mean look at me, I’m not even properly dressed. I didn’t plan for it” I said with a frown.
“I don’t mind and I’m sure my family wouldn’t either and I promise we’ll leave once you meet my family, okay?” Without waiting for a response, he began leading me in again.. And when he opened the door to the house, I froze..
Is he really serious about this?
T. B. C
BY BLESSING SILVER.