The Trinity episode 2
It’s as simple as that. I’m sure you’re matured enough to read between the lines. What were you thinking when I said she had made extreme sacrifices. Young man, you either keep your distance or you forget about the job,” the manager said.
The encounter with the HR manager left Michael with the impression that Sophie had slept with the manager. This made him jealous and left him with a sense of betrayal even though it was said the sacrifice was for him to get a job.
Michael decided to avoid Sophie. He dumped the apology he had rehearsed before as he now didn’t feel like seeing her.
Sophie’s was quite surprised at the fact that Michael didn’t make any attempt to come see her even though they now worked in the same office. She had managed to forgive him on the matter with her sister and was willing to go ahead with the relationship. She, however, wanted him to come to her and apologize for his bad behavior.
By the third day, Sophie was uptight. She didn’t feel comfortable about it. She needed her guy back. She loved him so much even after what he had done. Later that day around lunch time, she saw him standing afar off and she decided to confront him.
” Michael, I want us to talk.” said
“About what Sophie, Tell me.” Michael asked.
“Why are you doing this? Michael, am I the one to blame, after sleeping with my own sister?” Sophie asked.
“Oh yes, I did that and I’m sorry yeah. But two wrongs do not make a right” Michael said.
“What wrongs Michael? What are you talking about? Sophie asked.
Suddenly, Amah the secretary to the HR manager showed up and barged into their conversation.
“Michael, you have kept me waiting for too long. Lunch will soon be over” Amah said interrupting the conversation.
“Sorry Amah, I was just rounding up here,” Michael said. He turned to her with a grin and said “see you later Sophie” and then promptly walked away with Amah.
From the look of things, there was something brewing between Michael and Amah even though Michael had only been at work for 3 days.
Sophie knew Michael couldn’t be trusted around Amah. She knew him and knew what he was capable of. This only worsened her plight as she had practically dwelt on his attitude over the last three days
She really loved him. Asides Michael’s cheating, he was really caring, loving and fun to be with. Although it could be more of the ‘good girl loving bad boy’ syndrome a lot of women find themselves in.
Sophie was willing to give Michael some time to come around. She innocently didn’t suspect that he could have any other reason for staying away from her.
Days went by and Michael indeed kept his distance. Sophie, on the other hand, was waiting for Michael to come around.
She had also forgiven Nicky. They spoke a bit about the matter and had gotten back to being the sisters they were. They had both enjoyed a good relationship and Sophie considered Nicky to be one of her BFFs. Little did she know that Nicky was carrying Michael’s child.
On the last day of work, Sophie decided to surprise Michael with a gift. She bought something she knew Michael loved so much, packaged it nicely and placed it on his table at a time she knew he wouldn’t be around.
Michael had been in the conference room with the CEO. He came back to meet the package on his table, He thought the gift was from Amah. He didn’t stop to think that it could be from Sophie.
Immediately, he called Amah and promised to take her out on a dinner date right after work.
Sophie was just coming into his office to let him know she was the one who dropped the gift when she overheard him fixing a date with Amah. She stopped in her tracks, pained. Michael hadn’t seen her and went into some flirty talk with Amah oblivious of the fact that Sophie was overhearing.
It was quite obvious to Sophie that Michael and Amah had something going on. She ran out of where she was and returned to her desk.
Sophie couldn’t control herself. She kept thinking and weeping for something that was not worth it. Was it wrong to sacrifice so much for the one she loved? Probably, love was not her portion.
These among several other thoughts kept running through her mind all day to the point that her productivity started to suffer.
She decided she needed a break. She was glad that this was the last working day of the week and she wouldn’t get to see Michael for a while.
As the day wore on, she became a nervous wreck; many people passed by and noticed her countenance. At a point, she just couldn’t continue. She wanted to leave the office so she wouldn’t have to go through the pain of running into Michael and Amah going on their date.
She rushed out of the office and ran out. She was absentminded, partly weeping and totally oblivious of her environment.
Without thinking, she drifted into the center of the road right at the junction. A car coming from the other direction suddenly drove up and hit her.
Luckily, the driver had seen her on time and applied his brakes. By the time the car hit her, it was a very soft touch. She fell down more from shock than from the impact of the accident. She had no bruises on her neither did she feel any pains. The driver knowing very well he was at fault came down and helped her.
He was a gentleman and very courteous. He helped Sophie and insisted on taking her to the hospital for check up. Sophie initially refused because she felt she was fine. After they exchanged names, Jason, the driver was able to convince her and eventually took her to the hospital.
Jason was apparently well connected; Sophie breezed through the hospital formalities with ease even though the place was busy at that time. A number of the doctors and hospital staff knew him.
Jason pushed for Sophie to undergo an x-ray and proper check up. After all the checks, nothing serious was detected.
Jason insisted on taking Sophie wherever she was headed. On their way, Sophie drifted away, thinking of Michael and totally oblivious of the man driving by her side. Jason soon noticed this and tried to get her attention.
“Are you ok? Jason asked but Sophie didn’t hear him.
“Hello Madam” Jason called, tapping her shoulder.
Sophie came to herself, realizing that Jason had been trying to get her attention.
“Sorry, come again” Sophie said.
” You seem distracted, just wanted to know if you’re ok,” Jason asked.
“Yeah I am, I just have a couple of things on my mind, but I am ok” Sophie said.
“Ok then. I am really sorry for what happened earlier today, it’s entirely my fault. I had this family issue that I just couldn’t get off my mind. ” Jason said.
“Funny world, isn’t it? We all have seem to have personal problems eating us up,” Sophie said.
Jason offered to take her on a ride around town so that they could take the time to know each other. Sophie agreed to the ride and suggested they found somewhere they could sit and talk.
“Sounds perfect to me. At least, we can have a reason to smile at our worries.” Jason said.
They immediately struck a cord and talking was easy from them then on. They talked about life in general, made fun of things and laughed all through their conversation.
They totally forgot about all that was happening in their lives and just enjoyed the moment.
Meanwhile, Nicky was pissed off by the fact that Michael seemed to have completely ignored her. He refused to pick her calls or even return them.
Rumor had already gone out that Michael was in a relationship with one of his colleagues at work. Nicky had heard of it and honestly was not impressed.
Even though she had promised herself not to get intimately involved with Michael anymore she was not pleased with what she was hearing.
Out of anger, she stormed Michael’s office just about closing time to confront him. She apparently missed her sister by just a few minutes. She caught him alone and it became a heated argument as Michael denied responsibility for her pregnancy.
Unlike her quiet sister Sophie, Nicky could be quite vocal. She wasn’t one to take things lying low. The more they argued, the more the rage in her heart grew.
“Look Michael, you can mess around with Sophie but you can’t deny responsibility for your child. ” Nicky said.
Michael tried to drive her away from his office and it turned into a bit of a physical fight. As they struggled, Nicky suddenly felt a sharp pain in her abdomen. She looked down and saw some blood running down her dress. Almost immediately, she felt a choking sensation and found herself gasping for air.
Michael soon noticed that she was no longer struggling with him and that she was fainting. He immediately borrowed the company car and rushed her to the hospital.
At the hospital, Nicky insisted that Michael should call her sister, Sophie. She wanted her by her side.
Michael called Sophie but she refused to answer his call. Sophie thought Michael had now come to his senses and was probably calling to apologize. After calling several times, he finally sent her a text that got her attention.
“Oh no! Jason, my sister was just rushed to the hospital.” Sophie told Jason. She called Michael to ask him what had happened
“I am really not sure,” said Michael. “When you get here, I am sure I can explain better”
He gave her the name of the hospital and promised to wait at the reception.
Sophie and Jason quickly rushed to the hospital together.
Michael was waiting at the reception. He was running up to her when he paused in shock as he saw a man beside her. He was not surprised that Sophie was with a different guy but this guy in question was his estranged elder brother.