Chapter 5- Just a dream
Morning came and Iris
woke up to a familiar view, and it was not that of Bryce sleeping beside her
peacefully in snooze land looking adorable.
When she decided to move in with Bryce a year ago she didn't sell her penthouse , she wanted a place where she could go and recharge or take time off when
she couldn't handle being around people.
She took her phone out of her bag and put it in the charger and enjoyed her cup of coffee all she wanted to do was forget about last night. Her phone was off and that's all she needed to do. She also wanted to enjoy her eagle eye view of the city and some me time; watching chick flicks eating unhealthy food for that day only, cause she wasn't going to gain weight over her failed engagement.
When Bryce woke up midday
everything felt strange; See normally he would be woken up by breakfast in bed
or a cup of coffee from Iris. He looked at the time cause he was still wearing
his watch; he was hoping that last night was just a dream but as he walked to
the bathroom and threw water on his face and realized he was not wearing his
boxers only with a T-shirt ,but he was
wearing yesterdays clothes and like water bursting through the banks of an over
flooded river , everything that happened last night replayed in his head.
It was like watching a movie that was
predictable in slow motion .He got out of his clothes cleaned himself up ,
dressed up , went downstairs and made
himself breakfast ,and called
Iris but it went straight to voice mail and he left a message.
"Hey it's me I know I
screwed up okay and I should have told you and I shouldn't have done what I... I did
and, wait screw this pathetic attempt of an apology I should just find you and
tell you face to face. Please tell me where you are staying and are you safe
where you are? I'm still in love with you." He hung up and wrapped up warmly
and went out looking for Iris .
By the time evening
came Bryce had already looked everywhere called everyone except for the last 3
people he wanted to see and one of them would know where to find Iris. It came
as no surprise to him. He was sipping on some rooiboss tea and hanging his car keys
in the key cabinet besides the extra house keys he noticed a key missing. The
key he never thought would leave the cabinet in a very long time .He picked up
his phone and speed dialed a number he never thought he'd need to speed dial .He had given up all hope and prayed that the person on the other end of the line would pick up or he would start feeling helpless and useless.
The phone rang and
the person on the other end answered.
Bryce nearly dropped
his mug but said what he had to say for fear of the line on the other side
"Iris I am so sorry,
I believe you and all those horrible things I said I didn't mean them"
When she realized it
was Bryce she immediately felt a feeling she had never felt before a feeling of
anger, obsession and irritation. She was angry because she felt betrayed and loyalty means the world
to her especially from someone cared
deeply about. She obsessed because she
believe what had happened to her perfect relationship, where did she go
wrong and what could she have done to prevent the breakup and irritated because
Bryce was the last person he wanted to
"What do you want Logan
"To fix the mess I made babe"
" I am not hanging up
until we agree on something, if all else fails I will look for you until I find
you, and try to find some common ground"
"What you want some
kind of resolution, some kind of reaction?"
Iris blew a fuse; she
had been crying with her eyes swollen, her nose blocked, and she still sounded
nasal her nose was all red
"You are so unbelievable after what you just did;
do you think do you think?"
Iris was at a loss for words that's how infuriated she was about to scream and throw her phone
across the room.
"Stop okay, I
seriously...Iris I love you, I mean it
"Really I do I'm falling to pieces "
Iris felt a feeling
she had hoped she wouldn't feel in a very long time
"and whose fault is that
Bryce ... I just don't love you anymore, I mean it"
She had ran out of fight and
had totally given up on what was once an important part of her life.
Bryce raked his
perfectly blow dried hair
"you're going to do this ?"
Iris heard a knock on
her door and she was a bit iffy about answering it but she walked downstairs in
her socks, she had black jeans on and a white hoodie to keep warm since she was
at the highest point of the building she had not switched the air conditioner
higher than 20 degrees and she wasn't expecting anyone.
"Yes really I cannot do this anymore I'm fed
"So I guess this is over "
She reached her door
and unlocked it.
"yes it's over we as in us , we do not
exist anymore we have no partnership relationship... am I getting through to you, or
should I break it down to you in a language you understand. "
She opened the door
and who she saw made her skin crawl with fear and the hairs on the back of her neck
stand. The person she saw was holding a gun directed towards her chest.
took a deep breath and stepped back
"Hey Rudolf; hang up
right now, I mean it or I strike"
She saw anger,and aggression in this persons
light brown eyes.
Bryce heard the familiar
voice through the phone, if he can only remember who used to use that line when
they meant business.
"Bryce I will always
care, you never know what player you are until you start playing on the field.
I guess you just lost this game for good."
Her voice was unstable and that in
turn set off alarm bells in Bryce's head
" we have put in fare
too many years Iris just to let it go to waste like this, Iris it Just happened okay , wait you don't sound
like yourself whose with you? What's going on?"
"Hang up or I will
give you another wound to worry about "
The person walked in the penthouse,
and closed the door. She hung up
and put the phone on the counter.
registered fear and shock, the person who had invaded her space forcefully, was
the last person she had expected to have her at gun point about to shoot her ...