I knocked on the gigantic gate and waited for a response. The gate opened and a bodyguard stepped out.
“Yes how may I help you?” he asked searchingly.
I brought out my police badge and held it up to him, “I’m a police officer. I am here to see Abigail.”
“Do you have any appointment with her?”
“No but it’s urgent.”
“All right, wait here,” he told me as he went inside and shut the gate.
I waited for a while before he opened the door again and ushered me in.
“Thank you,” I told him as he led me to Abigail.
I sighted the bodyguards that guarded every corner of the house. Her compound was magnificent with the outdoor decors and expensive lights and fittings; one wouldn’t want to ever leave this place.
We got to the main door which was made of glass and the aid inside opened it for us.
The interior decor was mind blowing and exquisite. I was proud of what she had done for herself.
Abigail Linus was an influential and rich lady whose business interested every police department in town. No one knew what she does to give her all the wealth she’s got. All that is known about her is that she left the country with nothing and returned as a multi-billionaire. The police had been watching every move she made for the past seven months to find anything that might incriminate her.
“Ma’am, here he is,” the guard told her.
She turned to face us and my eyes beheld a very beautiful and refined woman.
“Hello, welcome to my home,” she said smiling. She was indeed a lady with class.
“So to what do I owe this visit?” she asked gently.
“I would like to talk to you now if you don’t mind,” I said politely.
“Well I’d like to but I have a meeting now. Can you wait? It’s not going to take much time,” she said smiling charmingly.
I thought about it for a while, “Okay then, I’ll wait,”
“Great. Lisa,” she called out.
The robust lady appeared from one of the rooms, “Yes ma’am.”
“So what would you like to do and have while I’m gone? Anything you want at all; food, drink or you could use the private swimming pool, the spa or the club center. Anything you want at all,” she asked me still smiling.
“Nothing,” Immediately I said that, I saw the help look at me with surprise. “I’ll just stay here and have some wine.”
“Are you sure that’s what you want?” she asked me as though she too was surprised.
“Yes I’m sure,” I replied her smiling this time around.
She sighed, “Fine then. Lisa, get the gentleman one of our best wine.”
The aid nodded and left.
“All right, I’ll see you soon. Please feel free,” she said and left with the bodyguard.
I looked around, unbuttoned my blazer and sat down.
Lisa served the wine. It was a great wine indeed.
After sometime I could sense someone was watching me and it was confirmed when I heard whispers so I tried to listen closely and from what I heard, it seemed that Lisa had gossiped to her colleagues that I refused everything I was offered and requested for wine unlike most men or cops who would visit and order for everything they could lay hands on.
After almost forty minutes of waiting, I finally heard her voice.
“Hope I didn’t keep you waiting?” she asked as she rushed to sit close to me.
“No you didn’t. I actually had a good time.”
“That’s good. Are you hungry?” she asked me.
“I guess so,”
“Yes ma’am,” Lisa answered as she entered the room.
“Serve us lunch.”
Lisa nodded and left.
“So what did you want to talk about?” she asked me.
“I’m not here as a cop. I’m here as Jake,” I replied her in a soft manner.
She exhaled deeply, “That’s a relief.”
“You didn’t seem like you were bothered about me being here as a cop.”
“We are not supposed to let the world see how weak we are,” she said as she winked at me.
“So go ahead, I’m listening,” She urged me.
I sighed and turned to face her completely, “Abigail, I came here today to know why you zoomed of on me. I want to know why you left and ghosted on me just like that. I need an explanation, that’s why I’m here so we could clear things out.”
She looked at me and I could see was uncomfortable. She looked away and was silent for a while.
“I couldn’t face you. I couldn’t tell you about what I was embarking on. I knew you’d do everything to stop me once you knew. I couldn’t face you so I had to do the only thing that was easy for me to do.”
“Break up what we had for so long and leave without saying goodbye?” I asked her.
“Yes. It was hard but staying with you wouldn’t have given me the life I wanted. You were an upright cop but poor. That wasn’t what I pictured for me,” she explained.
“And I am still that upright cop,” I told her with a heart that just got broken the second time.
“I didn’t mean to hurt you Jake,” she looked at me with pity and I hated it.
“So it’s true you are into shady businesses?”
She looked away from me but I got my answer.
“I hope you never get caught. Anyway thanks for clearing me on this,” I told her as I stood up, buttoned my blazer and left her house.
I had lost her the second time.