Devil In Red – Episode 45
© Goddy Francis
We halt outside a restaurant as we alight the car.
” We are here.” He scoffs and lament. I ignored him as I take his hands leading him inside.
” God save me.” He mutters and I chuckle.
He take out a seat for me and I sit down. He sit opposite me and glance around .
” Oh my God , hi Mitch..” a group of girls wave at us.
” Hi..” he says and smile a little.
” God I miss my masked life.”
” It’s useless now , everyone know you’re Mitch. I hope this is not one of your investment ?”
He Chuckles silently and smiled.
” Not sure.” He winks and I huff loudly.
” Hi , please what can I offer you ? And.. wow , hi Mitch..” the waitress said.
” Okay , hi. You should take her orders.” She smiles and nods.
” You look hot in real life.” She flirts and I clear my throat.
” I’m sorry ma’am. Can I take your orders ?”
” Spicy seafoods and that should include crabs and shrimps. And macaroni too.” She nods and walk out.
” I think we need to get you a mask.” He laughs and shake his head.
” Here is it..” The waitress said and arrange the meal on the table.
” Wine please.” Jason says and she nods.
” This smells so good.” I said and he scoffs.
” What if it’s alive ?” Mitchel ask observing the crabs.
” Don’t tell me you’re scared of this ?”
” Na , just don’t like it. I haven’t tasted any of this before.” I furrow my brows at him.
The waitress returns with a wine and two glasses. She sit on the table and admired Mitchel. Yeah , he’s naturally beautiful , who wouldn’t admire him ?
” You can leave.” I tell her and she walk out.
” You’re not Justin Bieber.” I said to him as he chuckles.
” ****.. you’re kidding ?” He laughs and i smiled a little.
” People like you a lot and it’s weird.”
” Yeah , it’s weird..” I shake my head as he pour the wine inside the two glasses.
” You should start , I’ll go after.” I nod and pick up a pair of crab legs.
” Wait you’re not gonna eat with a fork ?” He ask as I chew on it.
” You should change your diet.” I tell him and he scoffs.
I pick up a fork and shove a shrimp into my mouth.
” I miss this.” I proceed to give him as he sighs. He gulp first before he received it.
” God take my soul if I die.” I Chuckle to his childishness as he chewed up slowly.
” Don’t tell me you don’t like it.” I give him a fork and he takes it.
” Okay , the macaroni looks cute.” He says and serve it on the fork shoving it into his mouth.
” I don’t like the crabs.” He says drinking the glass of wine.
” You should try it.”
” I might just have a nightmare seeing crabs trying to eat me up.” I chuckle as he smiles.
” You’re Mitchel do anything. I mean you’re notorious , crabs shouldn’t scare you.” He chuckles and eat the shrimps and macaroni.
” Seriously , every strong man have a weakness.”
” So crabs are your weakness ?”
” No , just saying.” I nod and take another pair of legs . I stretch it to Mitchel as he shake his head sideways.
” Okay you look like a kid.” He Chuckles and look down at it before eating it.
” You didn’t die.” He sighs and chew on it. My phone rang and it’s Cameron.
” Hi , cam.”
” Sup , gold ? Where are you ?”
” Out , are you okay ?”
” Yeah , Kiki likes to speak with you.” He says and I sigh.
” Hi , Gold..” I heard Kiki say from the other end.
” Look, I’m sorry. After that incident , I haven’t talked you and I’m really sorry for what happened. We now partner with Peggy’s and I want you to come back. We’re going to London for a week tour and I’ll be glad if you come back.” Mitchel look up at me and continued eating.
” Okay , I’ll call if I’m ready to return back.”
” Okay , thanks. I’m grateful.” I nod as Cameron takes over.
” You are coming back right ?” He ask.
” I’ll think about it.”
” Gold , you’re not thinking about it. Please come back , I’m really missing you a lot , including Kim.” He says and I chuckle.
” Okay , I miss you more actually. I’ll inform you if I’m ready. I’m having a nice time with my boyfriend.” He chuckles on the phone as Mitch exchange glances with me.
” Okay gold , have fun with your boo.” I chuckle as he hang up.
” Kiki’s ?” Mitchel ask drinking the glass of wine.
” Yeah , they want me back.”
” You should go back.”
” Yeah , I will. Just time.” He smiles and point the crabs to me.
” You should finish that , I’m eating the shrimps.” He says and I laugh.
” What about yours ?” I ask him still laughing.
” Not enough , it taste really good. I’ve got a new favorite dish.” He said eating from my plate and his.
” Bills..” the waitress said pointing a leaflet to me.
” Okay , I’ve got it covered.” Mitchel says and I snatch it from the waitress.
” I’m paying.”
” Why ?”
” Because I’m the one who took you out on a date.” He Chuckles and shake his head sideways.
” Not acceptable , I’ll pay.”
” Mitch come on , I really wanna pay.” I pout and he heave a sigh of relief.
” Fine.” I smile at him and paid the waitress . She smiles and look over to Mitchel before she walks out.
” Okay , that was too much.” I scoff and empty the wine.
” What was too much ?”
” She stole glances at you.” I wink and he chuckles.
” I don’t care , you’re enough.” I smile and blush.
We exchange glances continually as we finished eating. We walk out of the restaurant and I decide take the wheel.
” You’re driving ?”
” Yeah , I’m in charge. I took you on a date remember ?” He Chuckles and take a step closer holding my waist.
I chuckle as he lean me against the car.
” We’re outside.” I said batting my lashes.
” So..” he scoffs and pull me to himself.
” Look , I’m really not ready. I just recovered from your bathroom episode.” He bulge his out eyes and Chuckle.
He let go of me and smiles.
” We should try the kitchen next time..” he says turning around to the passenger seat. I scoff and get in the car.
” Or maybe the car and roof.” He adds as I shut the door.
” You’re drunk of shrimps and Chinese macaroni.” He laughs as I turn on the engine.
” That was a serious joke.” We laugh and I drove out of the parking lot.
” I’m visiting the hospital with Jake. I just hope Perkins is fine.” I sigh and he sighs too.
” Who knew Carol would be this dangerous ?”
” Yeah , weird.”
” I’m coming with you.”
” To see Perkins ?” I ask and he nods.
I smile a little and take a turn to Mitchel’s. It’s really weird I’ve not talk to aunt Elna since the last time we talked. I haven’t even been there , all thanks to Mitchel.
” Do you think Alli and I can ever get along ?” I ask .
” Yeah , she’s scared of loosing her brother to a wrong hand.”
” Really ? Wrong hand ?”
” Just saying.” He smile at me and i nod .
I sigh and halt outside his apartment.
” I should call Jake , we should leave from here.” Mitchel says bringing out his phone as he dial his number.
” Hey Jake.”
” Where are you ? In my house or yours ?”
” Okay , I’m outside. We’re outside and about to check on Perkins.” He hangs up and smiled at me.
” He’s coming.” I roll down the window and rest my arm on the sill.
” Hey guys..” Jake said getting on the backseat.
” I hope you will date her , this visit isn’t ordinary.” Mitchel said and I chuckle.
” She’s my friend..”
” Friend ?” I turn to look at him and furrow my eyes at him with a grin. He shrug and I laugh. I turn on the engine and drove out.
” I’m expecting a kiss out of this.” I tease and he laughs .
After few minutes ride I halt outside the clinic. We alight and walk to her ward. I open the door and Perkins was sitting up with her drop still fix to her hand.
” Gold..” I smile and sit close to her. I hug her and kiss her cheek.
” Hi Jake , hi Mitch.” They smile at her and sit down.
” Hi Perkins…” They said in unison.
She smiles and I touch her forehead.
” Are you strong now ?”
” Yeah , thanks.”
” Jake really wanted to see you. I was also scared when i visited the house and it was empty. Max told me you were admitted here and I had to rush down here. What happened ?” She take a deep breath and smiles.
” Carol. She.. I find out something about her . A friend wave at her in THE SPOT and she was questioning Carol about her hair and glasses. I confronted her about it and she slam my head against the wall. I really don’t remember the rest , I woke up here.” She said and look at me.
” Thank God you’re fine. When will you be discharged ?” I ask.
” Today , I’m good to go. What’s up with Carol ?” She ask.
” I don’t know. Maybe we’ll talk about that once you’re discharged.”
Mitchel clear his throat and look at Jake.
” I think we should leave them alone.” Jason said.
” Yeah , sure. We’re out.” I wink at Perkins as she blush.
Jason take my hand as we walk out of her ward.
” Okay , I think they like each other.” I nod and giggle.
” So , where are we going ?” He ask.
” Anywhere. Maybe my aunt , I need to see Miranda.”
” Yeah , talking about Miranda , I owe her a gift.”
” Really ? You promised her a gift ?” He chuckles and wink.
He open the door to the driver’s seat and I get in. He turn around and entered the passenger seat.
” Drop in a mall.” He said and I nod.
I take the wheel and drive out of the hospital. I stop in a mall and furrow my brows at Jason.
” You wait here.” He get out of the car and I waited.
That strange number called me and I ignored the call. Few minutes later he returns and get in . He toss a bag in the backseat of the car as i start the wheel.
” I hope you add cakes and cookies ? Her favorites..”
” Yeah , she informed me.” I chuckle and continued driving humming to the song coming out of the radio.
I stop the car outside the house as we get down. I rang the doorbell and walk in. The living room is empty and no one’s present.
” Okay..” I sigh and drop the bag on the couch.
” Gold…” I heard her voice as my heart race.
” Ma ..”
” Who’s he ?” Mom asks.
” Mom , what are you doing here ?”
” Gold , who’s he ? I’ve been calling you and you’re not picking my call.”
” The strange number was you ?” I ask.
” Mitchel ..” Miranda squeal as she run to hug Mitch.
” Mitchel ? I’ve heard that name before. ” Mom says as she tried to think.
” Oh uh..” Miranda mutter as she walk to meet her mom who just walked in.
” I know you. Yes , I know you. Are you the monster who got my daughter pregnant and convince her to get rid of it ?” Mom ask.
Oh God why did I have to bring him here ? Will she even understand ?
” Shut your mouth. Gold it’s true ? Wait , you’re dating your sister’s killer ?”
” Mom , he didn’t kill Emily. She died trying to commit abortion. How’s that his fault ?”
” I’m sorry maybe, I’m just gonna leave..” Mitchel says and smile faintly at me.
” You’re not leaving..” I said.
” You’re leaving. Gold you’re breaking up with him.”
” Mom , I can’t.”
” You can and you will.” Mom said as I exchange glances with Jason.
” I love him okay.”
” You don’t love him. Who date their sister’s murderer ?”
” He didn’t kill Emily and you know that.” I said.
” Are you serious ? I remembered a word , that there comes a time in a person’s life when they have to make decisions on what they want. I think it’s time for you gold. If you decide to continue any stupid relationship with him , then I’m disowning you. I’m cutting ties with you if you continue this madness..”
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” I’m serious , now decide……”
To be continued