Melissa felt good having spent the weekend with Leo, and she couldn’t wait to tell Caroline all about it.
It was thanks to her friend- that she met Leo.
She wanted to see the look on Caroline’s face when she finally told him that she knew things were serious between her and Leo. Caroline was still single and looking to find a man. It was desperate of her. Melissa could not deny that a part of her liked watching her friend get a taste of her own medicine.
She was being honest about it.
Caroline was a good friend.
She was also the worst kind of pain anyone could have. She couldn’t however deny the fact that she loved her for it.
She knocked on Caroline’s door.
She looked around. It was a posh place. The neighbors were wealthy people, maybe that’s why her friend had invested in the studio apartment. All the same…it was a lovely place.
The door opened revealing a very brightly clad Caroline.
"Hey! You are just on time, come on in, we soo have to go shopping. I am going to Toy, do you want to come along?"
"Yes, Melissa. Come on in and let’s talk first."
"Okay…so, why are you in a good mood?"
"I got a promotion at work this week and I want to look great, so I am going shopping. And you, why are you here?"
"I wanted to talk to you about Leo."
"What did you do?"
"Nothing! Must I be in trouble to come to you?"
"It feels like it, so tell me…are you happy with him?"
"Yes! He’s such a loaded guy! I mean, he treats me well, and is sweet and all."
"Okay, we all know Leo has money. He earns it, but let’s be honest…aside from the money do you really like him?"
"Yes, what’s not to like?"
"Do your really know him? When was the last time you talked to him?"
"Okay, what’s it with the questions?"
"I just want to know if you understand what you are getting yourself into."
"And what would that be Miss Perfect?"
"Don’t catch feelings now! If you are happy then that’s all that matters I guess."
"Caroline…that’s not it, what do you think?"
"You won’t like it."
"I know, but I would rather you tell me to my face than talk about it with someone else."
"Leo’s a good guy. If he treats you right, you should do the same. I mean, we were very close once Melissa- and I know you. You love attention and money, but that’s not all that Leo is offering you. Gosh, look at me! I am single and getting older and there’s no man here in Nairobi comes close as even being my friend, but Leo is. He’s one of the good guys, and trust me…they are hard to find. If you treat him like all the pathetic guys have treated you before, then you will lose him. And this time, for good."
"Do you love him?"
Caroline looked at Melissa.
Her friend was like a vacuum for the first time. How could she ask that of her? Her and Leo?
"Why did you have to think about it?"
"Why did you have to ask it?"
"I don’t trust you Caroline." Melissa stood up and saw herself to the door. Her last words hang in the air like a plague. Caroline chewed on her finger nails afraid that she’d been caught telling a lie, but why did it feel true?
Read a book, will you?