Lilly had split personalities.
One, an innocent angel. She would be kind and loving. She would smile like the world is full of happiness. She would love to make friends with everyone… But why is everyone avoiding her? The only one who stay by her side was her handsome boyfriend, Scott. A gentleman he was, always be there to be her knight in the shining armour, or so she believed.
So once upon a (maybe) love story, Lilly had just returned from her trip to Iceland. She was a geologist and was summoned to Iceland to see if her company’s decision to exploit the geothermal energy is worth the investment. She was supposed to be in Iceland for another 2 weeks but she managed to get her 3 days off to come back to Britain. She wanted to make a birthday surprise for her everlasting lover.
She drove to his apartment after purchasing a birthday cake for him. It would only be both of them celebrating his birthday, since 6 years ago, it had always been that way. She was very excited because Scott had been hinting to take their relationship to next level lately. “Maybe Scott will be proposing today”, she thought. The thought itself made her smile spread across her face.
She parked her car at the basement, took the cake and as she was walking towards the lift, she spotted Scott’s car parked a few cars away from her car.
“Scott is here?” she whispered to herself. Confusion flooded her mind. Scott was a working person. 7 years older than her. He should be in his office by now but his car was here.
“Maybe he is going to surprise me instead?” the thought swept away the confusion and she giggled like a small girl getting candies.
Humming happily, she could not wait to see Scott. She entered the lift and pressed the button to Scott’s apartment. Scott lived alone. His family were killed in a car crash and Scott was the only one who survived, saved by a samaritan who happened to be a doctor.
The lift door opened and Lilly could not contained her excitement anymore. She had been away for 1 week to Iceland. Expectations playing in her mind. “Is Scott going to propose me? What is Scott doing home early? Is he waiting for me? Will he be happy with my little birthday surprise? Will he hug me in his bear hug when he see me? Does he miss me like I missed him?”
She took out the spare keys Scott gave her. She had to be discreet if she wanted to surprise Scott, she crept into the house like a buglar. She was taking a deep breath when she noticed there were 2 pairs of men shoes and another 2 pairs of heels at the entrance.
“Looks like we have companies aren’t we?” she thought again. She hid behind the wall and heard a serious tone talking.
” The wedding will go on son. You had delayed this for too long,”
Then a familiar voice hits Lilly’s ears. Scott’s voice.
“How about Lilly dad? I can’t break things off with her. Cecelia agreed to wait until Lilly is okay.”
Okayyyy… Which Cecelia is this?
A soft female voice joined the conversation.
“Scott… I do agree we can wait until Lilly is mentally okay but…”
Before the soft voiced lady finished her sentence, another female voiced interrupted her.
“Cecelia is pregnant son. We should not wait any longer. You had been engaged for 3 years for God’s sake!”
An eerie silence filled the air. Lilly clenched her fist and tried to control her breathing. Scott cheated on her. Scott was engaged while they were dating. Now Scott will get married to this Cecelia girl and left her. Guess Lilly was the one who get the surprise after all.
Somehow Lilly still had a small ray of hope. Hoping all she heard was just an imagination. Hoping Scott will refuse the marriage. Hoping all 6 years they spent together would change Scott’s mind. She never want to share Scott.
“I will marry her if that is the case.” Scott answered.
“Very well son. I know you will make a wise decision this time around. Cecelia is mentally normal after all.” the gruff voice replied.
Just like that… Just like 6 years were useless. The small ray of hope vanished. It was like witnessing a house you built with your sweat and blood for years had burned down into ashes in the matter of minutes.
Lilly left the house discreetly. Soon tears streamed down her face. She went to her car and drove home. Her mind was a mess. A not good sign.
Storm is raging in her. Angry. Frustrated. Sad. Betrayed. Lied. Jealous. The feelings mixed wildly inside her, prompting her other side to emerge. A side she did not want to acknowledge. A side she successfully hid for years. A side only Scott and Lilly knows.
That night, Lilly drove to Scott’s apartment again. She wanted explaination. She will be that kind and considerate girlfriend. She wanted Scott to tell her he was forced. Anything to ease the swelling pain inside. Any excuses Scott gave, she will accept it unquestioning. Just please do not tell her Scott willingly engaged to Cecelia, that will be the final straw.
She stood at the front door and slipped the key into the doorknob. She entered the apartment and stand at the doorway. The apartment was dark, but Lilly saw two pairs of shoes. A male and a female. Scott was not alone. She tiptoed towards Scott’s bedroom, trying to be as queit and swift as a ninja.
The door was slightly open. Lilly peeped through the slight opening and what she saw, broke her heart. Scott was cuddling another woman. “I will love you till the end of my life Cecelia. This baby is the best birthday present for me.” Scott said.
She saw her and she changed. The devil inside her smirked. Well Scott, your end of life is here.
2 days later
A lady in black was waiting for her flight. She surfed the internet and clicked on a news portal website. A news title attracted her attention.
A luggage full of human parts was discovered today at Thames River.
The lady in black chuckled. “Well Lilly, let us just agree we hate to share since we were born.”
Therefore, Cecelia lived happily ever after.
A/N: Sorry for any grammatical error.