Chapter 3- Truth
"I was attacked on my way to work. I was stabbed someone
wanted to send me a message and ,I got it loud and clear."
She took a deep
breath although it hurt to breathe she knew how to handle the pain.
" I was afraid! I
didn't want to put you through a lot. Jonathan was there for me, he helped me
cover everything up only because I asked him to I take full responsibility, I
didn't mean to hurt anyone least of all you okay."
"You're lying! I
don't believe you Iris, is that's your, story? "
Beyond disbelief he gave Iris a look that she
hadn't seen in a while; she had seen it when they were dating back then and
that was when he was in a dispute on the pitch when he played full back for the
university rugby team. He managed to land himself a suspension but it was overturned.
If he could only overturn the mess he was in he'd be a pro at overturning bad
"you honestly think I
can believe you after what you and your
so called best friend did ... he was there
for you and I was denied the chance to, yes I would have dropped everything
hell if I did that, I wouldn't have warmed up to Gina ,we wouldn't be in this
situation at all "
Iris walked to the
stair case even more hurt and angry and upset at Bryce's reaction to her, it
felt like he just committed relationship suicide.
'yeah I thought it
was best you did what you loved and it
was a terrible accident in case you were
wondering and I didn't want to get you back here for something that wasn't that
serious. Since you don't want to believe me fine, you just pulled the last
straw and oh gee guess what its short... you know I let this slide once but I am
fed up with you and your bull I'm not
doing this again."
'I don't trust you at
the moment and what if you staged this whole attack thing just to spend timea
with Jonathan, cause it clearly seems like we are all in a three way
relationship, he is married to Sasha his wife ,yet he is constantly at you beck
and call how selfish, no wonder she left town for a while thank goodness she is
coming back this week, and maybe just
maybe set proper boundaries between you and Jon will be set."
" you are a fine one
to talk after what you just did with Gina she is engaged she has a fiancé probably
pregnant with their child but you don't care don't you , have you any Idea how
much damage you have caused ,besides ripping my heart into shreds ."
Iris bit her bottom
lip to hold back a curse she felt like slapping Bryce across the face, but all
she could do was lift her hands up in the air in surrender ,only this time
Bryce had no control over her .
"oh go to hell"
retaliated trying not to touch her; he hated not being in control .
At that point Bryce
had felt a surge of heat moving through his body causing his blood to boil, he
was usually a man who loved to be in
control , a man who had self
control at some point and a man who was
loyal and faithful. He only messed up that one time and promised himself
that wouldn't slip up but yet again it seemed like history
was repeating itself ,and once again he
Iris got more hurt and
upset she decided that she, had enough of the relationship and Bryce. When Bryce
told her to go to hell she fought back in her defense.
"oh I've been there
for the past two months and you know what the devil sends his regards".
streaming down Iris's face she looked so hurt. 'I can't believe you just said
that, I cannot believe this is happening."
Bryce felt so bad for
what he just said he couldn't imagine doing to anyone what he just did."Iris I
did not mean that, I really didn't ".
Bryce cursed himself
for what he had just said he had hoped Iris would get that he didn't mean it
but she didn't ...
"oh just like you
never meant to sleep with Gina and my boss and then tell me that I lied about
going through a stabbing incident that nearly cost me my life"
As hurt as she was she had racked up the
courage to do what she never thought she would do. It was to convince the man
she loved with her whole heart that she
wasn't fibbing. She lifted her shirt up and Bryce saw the scars. what he saw
broke him it reduced him to tears how
could he not believe the woman he has loved so deeply for so long was he just looking for an excuse to blame
her for his indiscretions .
"Believe me now hah?
Who are you because the man I'm looking at now is a total stranger "
Bryce sat down on the
chair for him it had felt like he had just twisted the knife he stabbed Iris
with in the heart and killed their relationship even worse their engagement.
"oh my goodness" at that moment Bryce ran out of breath and
wished he could turn back the clock and take back what he had said and done .
"Iris please don't go
stay, we can work this out I know we can get through this okay; I just irrupted
blew a fuse but I love you"
Bryce tried to walk
to Iris and hold her; but she was too quick for him.