"What!" Danny says shocked and I push past him and walk to the living room.
"You heard me, why did you steal from me?" I sit on a single couch and cross my legs.
"I don't know what you are talking about, I would—"
"Don't insult me, please. You know exactly what I am talking about. Don't make me madder than I already am, "
"I didn't mean to do it," he says quickly. His voice is weak and sounds like he is about to cry.
"But you did it anyway. I can not believe I continued to give you chances when you messed up my deals! I should have seen it sooner. Who sent you?" I stare at him and he squirms under my intense gaze.
"I picked you off the street and fed you and you had the nerve to steal me?" I stand up from the couch and walk to him. I place both of my hands on either side of his single couch and look at him in the eyes.
"This is the last time I am going to ask you, Who. Sent. You?" I ask.
"I.... I don't know," he cries out and my hand goes to his neck and squeezes the life out of him.
"Who the hell sent you?" I yell and Danny cries trying to pry my hand away from his neck and I squeeze harder.
"Jesus Tay! You will kill him!" Jess tries to get me to let go but I am too far in deep.
"Who the fuck sent you?" I yell and take my hand off when his eyes start to close.
He coughs holding his neck while tears ran down his neck. I push my hair off my face and watch him.
"I swear I don't know." He informs.
"And you expect me to believe that!"
"Yes, I have no idea who hired me. I didn't want to do it but they threatened me with my family. They still have them," he cries.
"I haven't seen them in over five months. They took me away from me and said I have to do what they tell me or else I will never see my wife and kids again." He informs and I watch him not knowing what to believe.
"How do we know that you are telling the truth?" Jess asks.
"I have....I have a video and pictures they sent me. They are in my drawer in my room." He says and Jess walks out of the living room to get them.
"I never meant to betray you, boss. I swear on my family's life but I had no choice. I had to save them," he cries and a small part feels for him because I know what he means.somehow I can relate to him. I would do anything for Olivia even if it meant dying for her. I will do it in a heartbeat.
"Found them," Jess says walking in.
"He is telling the truth, "
"Why didn't you come to me?" I ask him.
"I couldn't. They knew my every move and one mistake they could have killed my wife."
"The money you stole? "
"I don't know much about it. They just gave me accounts to transfer to. They just gave out orders and I didn't ask questions." He informs and I nod. What I found hard to believe is why they would put the money in an account I would find so easy.
"It was on their orders to sabotage them. I tried to tell you on time so that you can be able to save them." He informs and I stare at him with no emotion.
"Tell whoever hired you that I will find him and when I do, hell will break loose." I spat and walks to the front door. I meant what I told Danny, whoever he is I will find him.
I hop in the driver's seat and wait for Jess to get in and when she does I reverse and drive into the empty road.
"What now?" Jess asks.
"I want you to focus on this case while I am gone," I tell her and feel her gaze on me.
"Where are you going?" She asks.
"Olivia's birthday and Valentine are coming up in two days so I am taking her somewhere," I tell her and stop at a red light.
"Oh!" Jess says and I turn to look at her but her head is turned to the window. She couldn't possibly still have feelings for me, could she? The light turns green and I pass the intersection.
"When are you coming back?" She asks after a while.
"We will only spend 3 days there," I tell her and turn to her street road.
I miss Tay terribly but I promised Dad that I will spend time with him which I regret now. He took me to a soccer game. I know nothing about soccer but the smile on his face prevents me to tell him. He took me to watch Pirates and Cheifs playing and so far both teams haven't scored.
"Goal!" I snap my eyes from my phone to watch my dad screaming and Pirates celebrating. It is so weird watching him like this.
Thirty minutes later, the match ends and we walk out of the stadium.
"Where do you want to go?" He asks as we walk to his car.
"I am tired. I just want to go home if you don't mind?" I ask as I check the time on my phone.
"Of course," he says and I get in the passenger seat. I don't have any missed calls from Tay.
"Nora is happy that you are back, you should make time to visit her," Dad says as he drives me home.
"I will but I am not back for good. Tay and I have decided to stay in Cape Town. He is busy opening a branch there." I inform Dad.
"Oh! That's good. Have you guys found a house yet?" He asks.
"We want a house built from the stretch. He arranged for us to meet his architecture." I tell Dad and put my phone in my bag.
"Isn't that expensive?"
"Tell that to Tay," I laugh.
He pulls into the house driveway and Tays car is already parked.
"Thank you for today," I say and kiss him on the cheek and hop out.
I walk to the front door and open it. I walk in to the smell of steak. I make my way to the kitchen to find Tay taking the steak out of the oven.
"Hey!" I say and he turns and pecks my lips.
"Hey you back" he laughs.
"I missed you!" I confess and hug his back.
He turns around and wraps his hands on my waist.
"I missed you more," he pecks my lips again.
"I made dinner, "
"I can see that" I take a seat on the barstool and Tay hands me a glass on white wine and a plate with steak on it.
"How was your day?" He asks as he pours himself a glass of wine.
"It was eventful," I say and take a sip from my glass.
"And yours?" I ask.
"Worst," he says and takes a seat next to me.
"We are going on a vacation for 3 days the day after tomorrow," he informs
"Where? And why?" I ask.
"It's a surprise and no matter what you do I am not going to tell you," he chuckles and I pout.
"What kind of clothes should I pack?" I ask hoping to get a clue of where he is taking me.
"Summer clothes," he says and pecks my lips.
After dinner, I help him clean up and we walk to our room.
We get under the sheets with my back against his naked chest.
"I love you," I say and he places a light kiss on my bare shoulder.
"I love you more," he says back and I place my hands on his, on my stomach.