THE MAN IN MY DREAMS : CHAPTER 41 – 50
By Authoress Popcorn
Chapter Forty One
Winnie moved over to Harris and grabbed his shirt.
“You know where the documents are?” She asked.
“Of course, they’ve been in Erica’s room” Harris replied.
“Come on, let’s go get it” James said and quickly went to the room.
They threw it wide open and started looking for them.
Harris walked to her small cupboard and opened it. He brought out the file and handed them over to Winnie.
James quickly grab it and went through it. He raised his head and gave Winnie a confused look.
“It’s the paper” he said.
“Yes. Thanks baby!” Winnie said and kssed Harris.
An awkward smile crept on his face.
“Oh, don’t mention” he blushed.
“We have to get two houses and a.. a car from all of them. How on earth do we do all of this within two days?” James asked.
“It’s three days. I’m sure we can do it. Let’s just work together” Winnie said.
“What can I help you with?” Harris asked and took a step closer to his wife.
“Just stay home and watch the kids. Let’s go James” she said and left Erica’s room with the documents.
Harris gaze followed them as they left. He didn’t understand what was going through and he didn’t care.
“You just have to give up Barbie. No one… No one has ever beaten Erica in chess”
“I still believe I can win” Barbie said and moved her game.
“Bingo!” Erica said and moved her game thrice, trapping three of Barbie’s game.
“Winner!” Erica yelled afterwards.
Barbie leaned back on the chair and sighed.
“Three rounds and you just continue beating me. Nice game”
“Yeah, that’s my girlfriend!” Ava yelled.
Erica just blushed.
“How do you learn how to play so well? Barbie asked.
“I worked in a casino house once” Erica replied.
“I see…” She murmured.
“So… Where’s your boyfriend Erica?” Ava teased.
“What boyfriend?” Erica furrowed her eyebrows.
“Argh! Your new boyfriend!” Ava quickly said.
“Oh” Erica murmured.
She then raised her head and saw Calvin walking down the stairs with Kelvin.
“Oh, here comes the beard boy” Barbie murmured as she watched them walking down the stairs together.
Erica just stared at Kelvin as he also gazed at her. He then diverted his gaze away from her when Calvin walked towards Erica.
“We are going on a business meeting. We’ll be back. What do you want?” He asked.
Erica shook her head.
“I’m fine” she said.
“Well, I’m not. I want ice cream”
“Shhh!” Barbie interrupted Ava.
“Bye then” he chuckled and left.
“Why didn’t you let me talk?” Ava frowned.
Barbie just rolled her eyes and walked away.
Ava sat on her seat and sighed deeply.
“I know I’m not allowed to eat ice cream but now Calvin is out. Please order some!” Erica pleaded.
“I love you Erica!” Ava said and started to order the ice cream.
Kelvin and Calvin walked towards their car but got distracted when Josh drove into the compound.
“We’ll be late Calvin”Kelvin said.
“Just a sec…” He said as walked towards Josh.
Kelvin rolled his eyes and got into the car.
“Found anything?” He asked.
Josh shook his head.
“Then why are you here?” He frowned.
“It’s about the properties. I’ve given Winnie three days to bring them back”
“Nice. I want feedback in three days”he said and turned to leave.
“Wait sir… Is.. is um Erica in?” He stammered.
“Yes, she is. Got a problem?” He asked.
“No, no. I just want to question her about some things” he said.
“Okay?” He replied and left. Calvin wasn’t feeling comfortable with Josh around Erica. He entered into the car and drove off.
“The ice cream would be here any second” Ava said and sprung up.
“I’ll be back” she said and head to the kitchen.
“Okay” Erica whispered and stared at her phone.
She felt something warm touching her left shoulder. She turned and stared at her shoulder. She traced it and looked up, only to see Josh.
“Hi” he said.
“Hey?” Erica replied as she slowly removed his hands from her shoulder.
He smiled and sat with her.
“How are you feeling?” He asked.
“Good” she said again, still feeling disgusted by the way he touched her.
He just smiled at her and adjusted towards her.
“Why are you here detective?”
“I’m back. Here, have this!” Ava said and placed a plate of diced fruit on the table.
She turned and saw Josh, pretty close to Erica.
“Uh, who’s this?” She asked.
“This is detective Josh… Don’t you remember?” Erica furrowed her eyebrows.
“Oh, yeah I do. Welcome… Dude!” Ava said and sat away from them.
Erica turned and stared at Josh.
“Why are you here Josh?”
“Uh.. I wanted to talk to you about unmm.. your aunt”
“If she isn’t the culprit then let her go”
“Yes, we would but Calvin wants her to give you back all your father’s properties” he said.
“Is it really necessary? I’ve been living for fifteen years without them so…”
“I know but they are supposed to be yours and your brother’s. Well, according to your father’s will”
“I don’t know Josh. I’m not really interested in that”
“It’s okay. What about you? I mean, how about your life? How have your living in the mansion been like?”
“Is all those questions part of the case?” Ava asked where she sat.
Erica had the opportunity to pick a fruit. She threw it into her mouth and chewed slowly.
“No, it’s not but I have to care about her” Josh tried to explain.
“You don’t have to. It’s not necessary. You’ve done your job already so it’s high time you left” Ava said.
Josh sighed and sprung up.
“If there’s any other thing, I’ll discuss them with you” he said and left.
Ava shook her head and leaned towards Erica.
“Why were you quiet? You suppose to give him a piece of your mind!”
“Why? He didn’t do anything wrong” she smirked and continued eating her diced fruit.
“I know it’s pretty difficult for you to notice guys who have a crush on you huh”
“Woah, does he like me?” Erica pretended not to know.
“You know right?” She frowned.
“Fine.. I know he does. But what could I do? I’m not interested in him, he isn’t my type of guy”
“So… Calvin is?”
“Yeah, maybe. He is the man in my dreams. Ever since I met him, I haven’t been seeing that part of my dream again” Erica winked.
“What if Calvin isn’t? What if it’s Kelvin?”
Erica’s expression suddenly changed.
“There’s no way that id!ot can be the man in my dreams. He’s so not good” she rolled her eyes and concentrated more on her fruit.
“Yes, it’s a fake. So, you have to evacuate this house in two weeks” James said to the occupant in one of Erica’s father’s house.
“I have to get my lawyer…” He said but James didn’t let him.
“It still makes no difference. You have to evacuate the house in two weeks time. If not, you’ll be forced to” James said and left there with Winnie.
They both got into James car and slammed the door.
“We’ve gotten the two houses. The car is left” he said.
“Where are we going to find the one who bought it?” She asked.
“Well, I was the one who bought it. And this is the car” he said.
Winnie heaved a breath of relief.
“That’s good. Just give them back”
“How? I’m going to be carless” he said.
“Does that matter? Giving it back to the rightful owner is far more better than spending the rest of my beautiful life in jail” Winnie almost yelled.
“Oh, keep quiet woman. I will… Just don’t stress me” he said.
“Submit the car!” Winnie yelled.
“I will… I need it for some things”
“Please James… Just do this” she said softly.
“Fine. I’ll submit it on the third day” he said and started the engine. He quickly stole glances at her before zooming off.
Everyone sat on the dinning table, eating dinner.
The table was pretty silent.
“Thanks for the ice cream Calvin” Ava broke the silent.
“It’s nothing” he said.
“How was the meeting?” Erica asked.
“It was fine baby” he replied.
Erica blushed secretly. She felt weird as he called her baby.
“Josh was here earlier. Why?”
“It’s nothing. He just came to…”
“I think he has a huge crush on your girlfriend” Ava said.
“Ava?!” Erica yelled.
“What? Let him know about it..” Ava rolled her eyes.
“I see. That explains why he comes to visit me often. He just come to see you”
“Are you that beautiful?” Barbie asked teasingly.
“I’m not. Just… Never mind” she kept quiet and leaned back on the chair.
Calvin blushed and continued eating.
“Good night” Kelvin said and left.
Erica just watched him as he left.
“He didn’t even eat his meal” Calvin frowned.
“I’ll take his juice to him”
“Let me.. I have to talk to him” Erica said and stood up.
“Do you need help?”
“No, I’m fine” she said and handed the drink over to Tee.
He followed her upstairs, to Kelvin’s room.
She got to the door and wanted to knock but the door was unlocked.
She pushed it hopped in. She collected the drink and closed the door behind.
“Kelvin?” She called out and started coughing. She could perceive some strange smell like someone was smoking.
She walked with her crutches towards the balcony and saw Kelvin smoking. He leaned his hand on the bed rails and took a long draw.
“Kelvin..” she called softly.
He turned and stare at her.
He puffed out the smoke and stood up right.
“Why are you here?” He asked.
“Here” she handed the juice over to him.
“What’s that for?” He asked.
“You didn’t touch it while eating so…”
Before she could finish, he collected it and threw the juice away.
He handed the empty cup back to her.
“Now I’m done, leave!”
She stared at the cup for seconds before staring back at him.
She was really upset and angry.
“Why are you glaring? I just asked you to leave” he said again.
“I hate you Kelvin” she murmured and turned to leave.
Kelvin watched her as she walked away. Before she could reach the door, Kelvin slammed it close and spinned her, pinning her to the wall.
“Why? Why do you hate me?” He asked, nodding towards her.
“Let go of me.. ” she tried to struggle with him. It was like he was hurting her wrist.
He let go of her hand quickly and grabbed her head, pushing his lips to her lips.
THE MAN IN MY DREAMS : CHAPTER 41 – 50
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