A Well Deserved Revenge
Chapter 1 : “A pest in the neighbourhood”
(Thank you Gentillefille for the translation)
Why did this girl have to enter my life to wreak havoc? like on purpose, she was the instrument in telling news that upset the lives of a lot of people. But mostly our biggest happiness, my partner’s and mine.
This woman saved my life, and she wanted, because of that, make me break up with the only woman I’m really living for.
I’m sorry, I haven’t introduced myself. My name is Terrence Graham Grandchester and I’m an actor or comedian if you prefer. The woman, who wanted to do me wrong, is a colleague who works with the Stratford troupe like me. We met when I came to New York and I was looking for a way to become an average comedian.
I found this troupe, I passed the auditions and I was surprised. And ever since I keep climbing the ladder, because, all the doors are opening to me. But I wish one door had stayed closes, and that’s door is Susanna Marlowe. I can say it now; that Susanna is completely crazy, because aside from falling in love with me and would say it must’ve been by the grace of the holy spirit, because someone as cold as ice as me, would make saint run away, that mad woman tried everything in the book to get me.
But what she didn’t know is that despite de fact that I’m cold as ice with almost everybody around me, there is one person who managed to make that ice melt and she’s the one I love more than life itself. That person is MY WIFE , whom I met in Royal Saint Paul College and who, since that day, never left my head and especially my heart. I love her to a point it’s not even imaginable and she loves me back.
That’s the reason we united ourselves in front of God forever, two years ago before I got the role of Romeo. But what’s funny in this story, is that we’re hiding our marriage from our families. Because we were separated once because of a viper with curls who set the worst trap you could ever imagine for us. I can tell you that the first night of love making with my wife, we remember it like it was yesterday, and I can assure you that I wanted to make her eat her curls to that broad. But like they say, there’s always a backlash and that viper only got what she deserved.
But, she’s the past, and the present pest with wheels who’s been making my life a living hell for a year. She’s doing everything to break up my wife and I, even though she doesn’t know she’s my wife, she thinks she’s my fiancée. I can tell you that she plotted to make me break up with my other half and she almost succeeded.
But how did she do it? By using my beloved weaker side. My dear and sweet is a model of goodness, well ok, we could say a sucker, because se puts everybody before her own happiness. And I can tell you that sometimes, she messes up and I have to clean up. But it amuses me, that’s why I love her like crazy.
Let’s not talk about that now, let’s go back to the little walking pest and her schemes to get me.
First there was that accident before de premiere of “Romeo and Juliet”. A spotlight fell and almost cost me my life, I admit it. Susanna was the one, who prevented me from receiving it by pushing me at the last second, but she wasn’t fast enough and she got hurt receiving the spotlight on the leg. So you understand there was some sort of monster chaos with the ambulance the paramedics giving her first aid and taking her to the hospital. So right away, everybody was sorry for her, thinking that she was going to lose her let or even die. The good thing was at least she wasn’t going to run after me again. I know I’m mean, but I can’t help it, that woman is a walking pot of glue. So we were all waiting the doctor’s verdict which didn’t take too long to come. That dear Susanna only has a double fracture on her leg and a few bruises. That was a big relief, I can tell you that. But this charming person started to blackmail me, because she didn’t finding any other thing than to use her accident to get me. She said it was my fault, that she won’t be able to be on stage anymore, because she won’t be able to walk anymore and bla bla bla. So she went straight to the point, saying I had to take care of her and especially to forget the stuck up bitch who served me as a fiancée.
Right there, I saw red, because you cannot insult my wife that way; it was a miracle I was able to restrain myself not to tell her everything I had in my heart. I put that on the nerves which couldn’t take it anymore, even if it wasn’t true.
The night of the premiere arrived and my wife joined me to stay with me for good. But during the intermission, she heard 2 women talk about Susanna’s accident; I had told her about it, so she knew the story. But those two gossipy women had made the story worst.
My lady love wanted to know the end of the story, left the theatre and went to the hospital to see that pest who was making my existence a living hell. Once at the hospital, she went to Susanna Marlowe’s room to find it empty. Yes, that idiot felt like she had to push the vice further and play the suicide card. So my sweet other half found her on the hospital roof ready to jump, (I say good riddance) but unfortunately, she’s not a sucker for nothing, because she saved her and had scolded her. Because my sweet and tender is a nurse and she told her that stuck up bitch that she will be able to walk again, if she stopped whining and especially if she follows the doctor’s recommendations. That she will have a long recovery but after 6 month, everything would be back to normal.
Since the blackmail to suicide plot didn’t work, and that turkey still wanted me, so she hatched a second plan, which we can say was completely twisted. As if by magic, she learned that I was intimate with my fiancée, which is normal between us since we’re married, but truth be told, she doesn’t know that. From that moment on, she started the rumour saying that she and I were doing things in hiding, that my fiancée knew about it and since she was too good, she let her do it…
I can tell you that when I learned that, I became crazy!!! How could she invent such stories to ruin someone she said she loved? I really don’t get this! But the most painful at that instant, I realised that retarded had just attacked the person I love directly.
But the hardest thing for me, was the rumours, I had heard them from my wife’s mouth, because she had heard them at the theatre when she came to pick me up so we could go back home.
The knife stroke came went she asked me if it was true, and I can tell you, that at that phrase, I became crazy, because if she believed those absurd rumours… when I heard those words, I went crazy and I told her we were going to separate, because if we don’t trust each other and believe the idle gossip some crazy woman said, our couple was not going to go far.
That’s when my other half started to cry and I can’t stand it because I know she loves me, and that the pressure to the fact that we’re hiding our union and the rumours that bitch was spreading, made her doubt of me. I took her in my arms to try to calm her down and I told her I loved her like the first day and that she shouldn’t believe the load of crap a crazy woman who had only one obsession, having as a toy in her boots, said. She started to relax in my arms because of my sweet words and my sweet caresses.
I took her in my arms and we went to our bedroom were I showed her the force of my love for her. Because they do say, actions speak louder than words.
She fell asleep in my arms tired and I stayed awake and watched her in her slumber with a little smile, because she was really the most beautiful thing that life had given me. But that smile became a wince, because I had just thought about the best way to get my revenge on that dear Susanna Marlowe and if everything went well, she won’t anything anymore against my wife or me.
That revenge would take place at my birthday party, which will happen in a week at my mother’s. I feel that I’m going to have a lot of fun and it’s on that thought that I join my sweetheart in the land of dreams...