A Deadly Affair

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Today’s story is titled, “A Deadly Affair,” written BY ROSELAINE JOSEPH.

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I decided to stop at Denny’s and grabbed something to eat. As I was eating, I heard my brother’s voice coming from the table behind me, and I heard him say, “Hi, babe, sorry I’m late. I was stuck in traffic.”

I heard the woman reply and said, “It’s okay, baby. I just got here.”

I thought, maybe it was someone that sounded like my brother. After I was done eating, I call for the waiter to come. I paid; I got up to walk out. That was when I saw my brother, Jean, sitting with a woman. I thought I’d said hello before walking out since we were sitting feet from each other. I said, “Hey Jean, who is that beautiful young lady with you?”

Before Jean could give me an answer, she replied smiling and said, “Oh, I’m his girlfriend. My name is Elizabeth.”

I was shocked as I grimaced and said, “What?”

Elizabeth said, “Why do you seem shocked?”

“Excused me, babe, I need to have a word with Jack,” Jean said looking unpleasant, turning his attention to me, and said, “Let’s go outside, now!”

I thought, okay because he seemed pretty upset. Once we reached outside, he said angrily, “You better keep your mouth shut. If my wife finds out about this, I will make my boys at the station make your life miserable. You got that!”

I couldn’t believe his audacity, and I said, “Are you trying to intimidate me?”

“No, I am threatening you!”

“Bro, you don’t scare me. You should have known this by now.”

“Oh, you should be very afraid,” he said narrowing his brows at me.

 “What you do is none of my business, but know that if she asks me, I will tell her.”

“I dare you, and see what will happen to you,” he said before walking back inside the restaurant. I couldn’t believe it, as I stood there for a few seconds before I left. I decided to go to my dad’s office to talk to him about what just happened. Jean, is my adopted brother. My father took him in when he was fourteen years old, and I was twelve. We were never on good terms. He didn’t like me that much. He moved out of our home when he was twenty-two years old after he graduated from the police academy. He always tried to compete with me, and he used to ridicule and intimidate me, but I never told my parents. I was excited to have him as a brother, but he didn’t feel the same way about me. Just to hurt me, he pursued my high school crush and my best friend and married her. He knew that I was in love with her. So, anyway, when I got to my dad’s office, he could tell that something was troubling me, and said, “Everything okay, son?”

“Yes, dad.”

“I’m glad you drop by to see me.”

“I know, dad,” I said, but I didn’t know how to tell my dad what just happened between me and Jean.

“Are you sure you’re okay, you know you can talk to me, son.”

“Yeah, I know dad.”

“Sit down, son. Talk to your father, what’s bothering you?”

I sat down and said, “It’s not a big deal, dad.”

“What is it?”

“Well, earlier I saw Jean at the restaurant with a young lady, and she said that she was his girlfriend.”

“Really? But Jean is married with a baby on the way.”

“I know. But the strange thing about it was, he threatened me, and said if I tell Lily, he will make his boys at the station make my life miserable.”

“Jean said that.”

“Yes. What should I do if Lily asks me if he’s cheating?”

“You know what the Torah says, son.”

“I know, dad. So, I have to tell Lily?”

“Yes, you do. She has to know that her husband is committing adultery which is against the Torah.”

“I know, dad. But Jean doesn’t keep the Torah. How do I help someone that doesn’t believe in it? Lily, on the other hand, is my childhood crush and my best friend. You know how this is going to look, dad. ”

“I know, son. Regardless of how you think this is going to look, you have to do the right thing. You know, if you had listened to me, you would have been the one marrying her.”

“I know, dad,” I said looking away embarrassingly, and continuing, “it wasn’t meant to be that’s all.”

“Do you want me to talk to Jean?”

“I don’t know what to do dad. She will think that I’m trying to break her marriage apart. You know how much she loves Jean.”

“All right, I will talk to him. Let me call him now,” my dad said. He called Jean, but his line was busy so my dad sent him a text. I sat there for another ten minutes and said, “Okay dad, I’m going to meet with Yocef. I will see you later.”

“Make sure you’re home on time for dinner.”

 “I will, dad. I love you.”

“Come here and give your dad a hug,” my dad said before getting out of his chair. I hugged him, and he said, “I love you, son.”

“I love you too, later dad,” I said before walking out of his office. When I reached the lobby, I saw Jean walking in my direction. When he reached me, he said, “What are you doing here?”

“Minding my business,” I replied.

“Let me guess, you ran and told your daddy. I knew you were always a pussy. I see why Lily didn’t want you, pussy,” he said and pushed me.

I pushed him back and said, “Don’t push me!” I heard my dad yell, “Hey! Stop it, you two,” he turned his attention to me and continued, “Jack, leave now!”

I said, “But, dad!”

He narrowed his eyes and said, “Leave now, I will deal with you later.” I left the building angrily. Mr. Carson then turn to Jean and said, “You, in my office now!”

Once they reached the office, he closed the door, and said, “What’s going on? Why are you guys fighting in the lobby in from of my clients and staff?”

“You said you need to see me urgently,” Jean replied.

“Yes, is everything all right with you and Lily?”

“Yes,” he replied upsettingly.

“Then why Jack told me that he saw you at the restaurant with a girl claiming that she’s your girlfriend?”

“What Jack needs to do is mind his own business.”

“Look, son, what you are doing is against the Torah. I taught you better than that. I know that I’m not your dad, but I’m telling you to stop whatever is going on between you and that girl, and repent. Adultery is a sin worthy of death. If you need counseling, I will be more than happy to counsel you and Lily.”

“That’s the thing, you need to stop acting like you’re my father because you’re not! I don’t need you’re counseling. What I need is for both you, and your son to stay out of my life,” he said walking out of the officer angrily. “What have I ever done to this child? I thought I did my best raising him,” I said disappointingly after he left. I went behind my desk to continue his work. About three hours later, my secretary knocked before walking into my office seemingly worried, and said, “Sir, there is a police officer in the lobby requesting to talk to you. He said that it is urgent, and it’s about your son.” I immediately got up, and proceed to the lobby to talk to him. When I saw him, I walked up to him and he said, “I’m so sorry sir, your son was shot in the head while he was sitting in his car at the shopping plaza. He is in the trauma center right now. If you want, I can escort you to the hospital.”

“What,” I said in shock. I hurriedly followed him, and he escorted me to the hospital. When I arrived in the emergency room, I greeted the nurse and said, “Hi, my name is Ben Carson, I was told that my son was shot in the head, and he is here.”

“Yes, Mr. Carson. I know who you are. Please, have a sit in the lobby. He is still in the operating room. The doctors will be with you.”

“Thank you,” I said. I called my wife to let him know what happened. I guess she was already out and she immediately came to the Emergency Room to meet with me. She was very emotional and said, “Where is my son?”

“He is still in the operating room. They told me the doctors will see me soon,” I replied.

“Did they catch the person who shot him?”

“I don’t know baby.”

“I have to go to the bathroom,” she said in tears before she left. Soon after that, Dr. Lee came up to me and said, “Hi, are you Mr. Carson?”

“Yes, I am doctor,” I replied but seeing the look on her face, I knew it wasn’t good news. So, I embraced myself, and she said, “I’m so sorry, Mr. Carson. We did all that we could save him but he didn’t make it. I heard he was a fine officer. I’m really sorry for your loss.”

“Wait, did you say fine officer?”

“Yes. Your son is a police officer, right?”

“Yes, he was. Thank you, doctor Lee,” I said before she left. When my wife came back from the bathroom, she ask, “Have you talked to the doctors yet? Is my son all right?”

“Yes, I have. Our son is all right.”

“Can I see him?”

“Honey,  doctor Lee informed me that it was Jean that got shot in the head, and he didn’t make it.”


“Jack just called me, he is home.”

“Oh, my God. That’s horrible, he has a baby on the way. We have to contact Lily,” she said still emotional.

“I know. I will contact her. Why don’t you go home and be with Jack? I’m going to the police station to know what happened. I will see you later, okay sweety.”

“Okay,” she said. I kissed her and said, “I will see you home. I love you.”

“I love you too,” she replied before she left. When I got to the station, they told me that they caught the shooter. He was holding his girlfriend at gunpoint, and they took him out. It was the same gun he used to shoot Jean. The girlfriend was shot in the arm, and she will be okay. According to the young lady, she broke up with him and when he found out that she was dating Jean, he went on a jealous rage.”

“Have you guys contacted Jean’s wife yet?”

“Yes, sir. We have been calling her, but we were unable to reach her.”

“Okay, I will go to his house now. Thank you, officer,” I said before I left. I called Lily while I was on my way to her house, but she didn’t pick up. Once I reached her home, I got down, and knocked on the door, she opened it, and I said, “Hi, are you okay? I have been calling you.”

 “Hi Mr. Carson, I’m okay. Would you like to come in,” she said. She opened the door wider and I walked inside she said, “Please, have a sit.”

I sat down after she sat, and I said, “Have you watched the news?”

“Yes, I have.”

“I just came from the hospital and Jean didn’t make it. I’m really sorry for your loss.”

“Why are you sorry, Mr. Carson?”

“You don’t seem to be shaken by the news.”

“No. Why should I? I knew he was cheating. It was a matter of time before it caught up to him. Elizabeth wasn’t the only girl he slept with. I had a chance to meet the other three women he has been having an affair with. The sad thing is, they don’t know that he is married,” she said without emotion.

“I’m really sorry for that. Why you didn’t come to me, Lily?”

“And say what, Mr. Carson? that my husband is a whore. I’m sure there are more girls. I tried to talk to him, but he denied it. He had no idea that I’ve met some of the girls he has been screwing.”

“I wished you’d come to me, Lily.”

“I know, but he is not my problem anymore.”

“Look, if you need anything, I’m here for you.”

“I know. Thank you.”

“You’re welcome. I have to get home. Call me if you need anything, okay?”

“I will Mr. Carson. Thank you for coming by.”

“No problem, goodnight.”

“Goodnight, Mr. Carson,” she said. I went home and when I arrived, I talked with my son. I know he still loves Lily. She will need help raising her child. I told him to consider the possibility of reconnecting with her. He told me that he will think about it, and that was good enough for me. After we had dinner, we went to bed. It was around three in the morning, I heard a knock on my door, I said, “Come in.”

My son walked in and said, “Dad, I’m going to the hospital.”

“What happened? Are you okay,” my wife asked.

“Yes. It’s Lily, she just called me,” he said.

“Is she all right,” I asked.
“I don’t know, dad. She called me and ask if I can be with her,” he replied.

“Do you want me to come with you,” I ask.

“No dad, I will be okay,” he replied.

“Okay, call me if you need anything,” I said.

“I will, dad,” he replied before he left. My wife and I couldn’t sleep, but we stayed in bed talking. It wasn’t until six in the morning, my son called me and gave me the bad news about Lily’s baby. I guess the news of her husband did affect her. She was four months pregnant and suffered a miscarriage. It was a lot for her to endure. I know she was upset with her husband, but she did love him. I told my son to love her and make sure that he doesn’t miss his opportunity this time because this is one of the rarest opportunities.

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