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The Hidden Truth (Part 22)

Continued from the last part…

Ava’s POV

“Mom, you got to talk to me, what’s wrong?” I asked my mom. We’ve been like this for minutes now. She was not talking to me nor listening to my pleas to open up.

Mrs. Clara’s POV

Should I tell her about it? What should I even say, that I’m still in love with my ex or what? It’s not gonna happen.

“Have you taken in something?” I asked her.

“Nope, what did you prepare this time?” she asked, yawning tiredly.

“Go and check,” I replied as I stood up to retire to bed.

“I should go and—”

“Good night,” I answered as I left the living room.

Ava’s POV

“Okay, I get it. She doesn’t want to talk to me. I stood up and went into my room, pulled off my clothes and rushed to the bathroom.

After bathing, I applied some face cream, put on my sleeveless gown and went into the kitchen to find something to eat. I opened the food cabinet and brought out the pot there. I wasn’t not ready to take some heavy food right now. I just need a very light food like noodles, yeah noodles. I smiled at my idea and put my hands into the carton containing noodles. I rinsed the small pot, put in the noodles, put in the noodles’ spices as I put on the gas, placed the pot on top and poured a little water into it. I opened the cupboard, brought out beverages, a container containing milk and the other containing chocolate tea.

I checked the flask. I was glad to notice hot water inside it and opened the cupboard containing plate, cups and other utensils. I brought out the cup and spoon, poured in clean water and washed off.

It opened the pot on the gas, it was boiling, I turned the noodles inside the pot, then it was done. I sighed as I turned it all inside the plate. I placed everything, the noodles and tea on top of the plate and left. I carried the plate and the my phone up to the roof. That was where I always loved to stay, at least to clear off my mind.

I relaxed on the mat comfortably as I sat down. I put in one spoon into my mouth and the tea. Wow.


I remembered him, Dave. What was he trying to say then? He was trying to say something then.

“Ava,” I turned, it was my mom. Oh, she’s here.

“Thought you’d gone to bed?” I asked as I shifted, giving her chance to sit down. She sat beside me, shifting the tray of empty plates out.

“I tried to sleep and I couldn’t do it, so I decided to join you. What are you doing out all alone?” she asked me.

“Yeah, I just needed fresh air,” I replied as I drank from the juice before me. “Mom, what happened? Are you ready to talk now?”

“Yeah, but I don’t have anything to talk about right now,” mom answered.

“Okay, if you say so,” I replied as I stood up.

“Where are you heeding to?” she asked me.

“To my room, we’ll talk tomorrow, good night,” I said to her as I kissed her cheeks. I left immediately to my room.

Mrs. Clara’s POV

“Kate, you are biting more than you can chew. Why did you have to see me again? After all you did to me, you had the guts to meet me again?


Many years ago…

Writer’s POV

Clara and Kate were once friends, very good friends. They ate together, went everywhere together, but their problem started the day Clara introduced Kate to Johnson.

Johnson was her boyfriend, they were so close and were getting engaged soon. They loved each other like hell.

Kate fell in love with Johnson the first day they met each other. She was so obsessed with him and vowed to win over him.

Kate’s POV

My plan must work, at least his parents already liked me. They didn’t even like Clara, they saw her as a dumb girl and careless girl. Now my plan was to get Johnson to be on my side. I smiled as I sat in the living room, waiting for Johnson’s parents to come downstairs.

Yeah, Johnson’s parents were very rich, when I said rich, I meant the richest in the entire neighborhood.

“Oh Kate, you are here,” Mrs Philip said.

“Yeah, I had already gone to the doctor and I brought good news.”

“Really? Share it with us,” Mr Philip requested.

I smiled as I positioned myself to let out the news. “I’m pregnant, I’m pregnant for him. It worked.

“Wow, congrats baby, you are the perfect daughter-in-law for us,” Mrs Philip said as she hugged me passionately, followed by her husband.

“So when are we going to tell John?” Mr Philip asked.

“Not now, the very best person to tell now is Clara.”

“That fool? She’s not just a problem.”

I chuckled. “But still, let’s tell her.”

“If you insist,” she said.

The next day…

Clara’s POV

Mrs. Philip just phoned me to come over. I don’t know what I have done again. I know she doesn’t like me, but for God sake, I’m getting married to her son.

I came into the house, I met Mrs. Philip and Kate discussing.

What’s Kate doing here? And what’s she discussing with her?

I greeted her and she offered a seat to me. I sat down looking at Kate as she was smiling.

“I called you here to let you know that my son is no longer interested in marrying you,” she said. I just looked at her, this was not the first time she was saying this, so it was not news anymore.

“And he has gotten another woman.”

Yeah, that got me. Even though John said I should stop listening to her, but I need to listen this time.

“Who’s the woman?” I asked.

“She’s sitting right in front of me,” she answered. I opened my mouth in awe. I looked at Kate, waiting to hear her say she was joking but she was just smiling.

“Is that true?” I asked referring to Kate.

“Yeah, it’s true,” she answered and walked straight to me, handling a brown envelope to me. I opened it, what I saw left me reeling. Johnson was kissing Kate right in a bar. I brought out another picture, where John and Kate were in a room. She was wearing only a bra and pant with John wearing only his boxers. I held it with shaking hands as tears streamed down my cheeks.

“I told you earlier that my son had no feelings for you, he was using you,” Mrs. Philip said laughing.

“This is it. Those pictures luckily resulted to this,” Kate said rubbing her stomach with her right hand.

“What? You are pregnant too?” I asked.

“Yeah,” she answered.

“Kate, you had the gut and the mind to do this to me? What have I done to deserve this? Haven’t I been a good friend so far, huh?” I asked as I sobbed silently.

“Don’t blame me girlfriend!” Kate shouted.

John had the guts to do this, coupled with Kate being pregnant. I couldn’t take it anymore, I ran out immediately.

Read Part Twenty-Three.

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