I looked at Jenifer. She avoided my gaze and looked away.
"God save me from this temptation "I pray unseriously.

Few days later,  exactly 5 pm on Wednesday evening,  just a day after Jenifer's birthday.
I got a very  urgent phone call from Tony.

"Please can you come to my house. I need your help "
he begged.
I left all I was doing and headed to his house, my heartbeat was at a very high rate, I was nervous.

Could it be that Jennifer told Tony about my advances?
I ask myself.

"Oga Tony you frightened me with your call, what's happening? "
I asked
As we shook hands.
"a lot is happening my brother, can you believe that as we speak this minutes, Irene is in a bus coming towards to my house"
He complained.

I repeated the name, staring at him with a little confusion.

Please who is Irene?

Emmy don't tell me you have forgotten Irene?
The nurse from our village. The girl I once told you I had an affair with, when I returned to the country some years back.
Remember I told you she wriggled her way into my family's heart before I left her for Jenifer ,
She swore never to let me be, claiming that I'm her husband whether I like it or not "
he explained desperately.

Yea I got it now. 
So what's the problem? "
I asked
"You know I can't let the girl stay in my house. Jenifer might find out"
he explained.

"First, You made a mistake by allowing her boarded a bus to your house.
You could have told her, you travelled out of town.
Well, since she's already on her way and probably knows no one else in this city, I suggest you take her in for the night,
First thing tomorrow you send her home ,
It's already late for any other plan "
I suggested.

He breathed deeply and looked at me.
"Brother, I love Jenifer so much, I'm planning to marry her in a couple of months.
I can risk anything spoiling my plans "
He prayed.

"Well you have risk it already"
I smiled and stood up.

The door bell rang at that exact moment drawing our attention to the door.
"she's here " he added with a little frown.
"Cheer up bro " I smiled, headed to the door and opened it for Irene who smiled at me, holding a small travelling bag.
I returned her smile and dutifully left the apartment afterwards,
heading to Jenifer house with a dirty plan.

The opportunity I was waiting for was finally in my hands.
20 minutes later, I was in Jenifer's apartment.

" God!
Emmy, what in God's name are you doing here by this time of the night? "Jenifer asked with surprise when she answered her door to see me.
I smiled, while she blocked the way, stopping me from gaining access into her apartment.

"I know you think Tony is the perfect guy huh,
I equally know you are having strong doubts about your feelings for him.
The answers to everything is now available my dear.

Just move over his house and see things for yourself.

Don't call or tell him that I spoke to you.
Please this should be our little secret "
I winked and left, smiling with satisfaction.
My bag of explosives were well laid and ready for action.
All that was remaining was to visit the crime scene the next day and check the level of damage they created.

"If you are in my shoes, what will you do? "
Jenifer asked painfully.

Her swollen eyes and coloured face melted my heart,
Giving me great urge to go forward and hug her but I held myself.

"If I'm in your position, all I will do is simply shut down my heart and take time in thinking and studying the situation.

This wasn't the time a lady should have hopes on a guy who has another girl in his path.
You know time waits for nobody and i know the best advice is the one you can give yourself.
I have to leave now"
I calmly said to her,
Smiled and left without another word.

It was now a matter of time before she erases Tony from her heart to give me the opportunity I had always hoped for.

She  had feelings for me and so I knew there won't be any difficulty for her moving on with me.

My only fear was Tony's reaction, because I knew how ruthless he could be when provoked.

My mind really wasn't at ease as I headed to my house as I left Jenifer's apartment.

I following day I headed to Tony's house though
I had no gist to share with him but had to go see him anyway.

On getting to Tony's house, I discovered he was very nervous and uneasy.
It touched my heart but I quickly pushed aside my conscience...

"what's up? "
he asked.
"She needs time bro,
Just gave her time.

I know she will come around " I said to my friend who frowned
"You mean I should stay away from her?
C'mon that's impossible.
Do you want me to die with grief? "
 he cried.
I smiled and tapped his shoulder.
"Not only should you stay away from her for the moment, also don't disturb her with your phone calls.
At least for a week.
Believe me, I'm speaking from experience"
 I said while he breathed deeply,
Looking down.

"You know I almost killed Irene yesterday.
I was taking my bath
When Jenifer surprisingly showed up.
The two ladies almost tore each other apart.

I feel so bad for hitting Irene mercilessly after Jenifer left the house and early this morning, I had to throw her out in a very degrading manner.
I feel so ashamed bro.

Is true I don't have your level of education... But I know what is right.

Moreover I have my dignity and integrity to protect "
he poured out painfully.

"C'mon bro, stop whinnying like a lady.
Everything happens for a reason.
Just think positively huh "I advised seriously as if I was watching his back as a friend.

The next day, Irene honored my invitation and came over to my office.
The frown on her face told me the true condition of her feelings and it was something I was hoping to cash in on.
"Just like I told you on phone yesterday, i want to help you secure your fiancee Tony, but it all depends on you.
Are you willing to play or not? "
I asked the lost girl with a cunning smile which
Played down my lips.

" Yea, anything that will help me get back Tony "she replied.
I smiled and nodded.
"You have to pick your phone, call Jenifer and
Apologise. Tell her you have left Tony and that she should carry on with him, since she's very desperate to have him.

Make your voice very polite, strong, vindicative
And innocent "
 I said quietly to her.

She shook with surprise and stared at me with fire in her eyes.
Emmy what did you just say? "
I should call who?
She screamed with displeasure.

" Relax my dear, I know what I'm doing.
Jenifer is a very decent girl with conscious.

I have already told her all about you and
She knows you met Tony before her, so doing what I just asked you to do
Will hit her ego and conscious, forcing her to give up the fight and leave Tony without having a second thought.
 Trust me "I was able to convinced Irene, who slowly nodded in agreement with my plan.

"One more thing please, Say nothing on how you got her number to anyone, for your own good"
I added as I called out Jenifer's phone number for her.

"God please take care of my friends,  I can take care of my enemies. "

To be continued by tomorrow.

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