POISONED LOVE- Episode 1-3
Every lady’s dream is to get married to a young,
charmingly handsome, educated and above all,
sparklingly wealthy guy.
Well, that was the kind of thing person Steven
Everything a woman desired – or perhaps, almost
everything a woman desired – was found in
Steven. Yes, Steven, the son of a billionaire; the
King of hearts; the champion of Cariters
He was this kind of guy that every lady felt
special just having to spend a minute with him.
He was this kind of guy that every lady was
ready to defile their dignity for, without a second
Yes, Steven; Steven Damola – also a spoilt brat.
He parked his SUV jeep in the school garage and
looked through his phone. There was a message;
a message from Cynthia.
“hello, Steven. I really did enjoy last night. I hope
that could happen again anytime soon. Please,
give me a call whenever you need me”.
Steven scoffed and smiled.
“of course, I will. Whenever I need you” he
thought to himself as he alighted from his jeep
with his designers school bag.
Along the eatery in Cariters, Michelle walked
along with her best friend, Patricia, laughing and
But, they were finally interrupted by the presence
of Lily and her gang of friends – Stacy, Gwen and
They stopped right in front of Michelle and
Patricia, making it difficult for them to you pass
“you little bitch”, Lily rasped at Michelle. “I heard
you went over to Steven’s home yearsterday.
You really are so shameless, aren’t you?”
“is that what you’re burbling about?” Michelle
asked. “is that why you had to disrupt my way?”
She has paused and laughed and finally wore on
” I know you’re just angry you weren’t the one
who had the opportunity of going over to his
house. Well, that’s because Steven would never
accept you into his bedroom.
“now, get out of my way”, Michelle said and
walked away with Patricia, brushing Lily’s
“Hah! That little bitch! She’s really getting on my
nerves. I might just squeeze her to death.”
“calm down, Lily,” Gwen said, placing her hand
on her shoulders. “we’ll look for a way to deal
Mrs Kate parked in front of Cariters University as
she awaited her daughter to get off the car.
“bye, Sophia” she said to her, her hand on her
“bye, mom”, Sophia replied with a smile and got
off the car.
She waited till her mother drove away before
waking into the school building.
It was magnificent.
That was her first day there in school and she
was really hoping she would have fun in it.
she was really hoping it could perhaps, be
compared to her previous school. It really pained
her a lot that she had to change from it, but
there was nothing she could do since her mom
was transferred by her company to the state.
They had to relocate.
Well, maybe it was going to be fun, because a
week after their arrival, she had made a friend –
Treasure – who was also a student of Cariters.
As a matter of fact, Treasure had been the one
who had recommended the school to her.
She stopped somewhere along the library and
wandered where Treasure might be. She also
wandered where she could find her first lecture
She finally thought of bringing out her phone to
call Treasure, but she was halted at the sight of
a guy she has seen.
“Damn!” she exclaimed silently.
Was that for real?
She saw him walking with some group of boys,
but he was extremely outstanding.
He had these eyes that displayed a romance
feeling. He had pink lips that longed for some
kissing. He had this dark curly hair that fitted his
And when he laughed, smiled, Gosh! It was so
Sophia saw him walking away and felt a life time
opportunity walking away. She couldn’t help but
wonder if someone could be that cute.
“hello, Miss. Are you lost?” she heard a voice
behind her and quickly turned around to see who
It was a boy; also good looking, but couldn’t be
compared to the guy she had just seen.
“uh… No. I mean, yes. I’m looking for the GST
department”, she replied quickly.
“the GST department? What course are you
offering?” he asked.
“it… seems you’re new here? I haven’t seen you
in any of our lectures before”.
“yes. I’m kind of new”.
“okay, then. I’m Oliver, and you?”
They exchanged a warm handshake.
“come with me. I’ll show you to the GST lecture
hall” Oliver said and Sophia walked along with
He took the longest route to the GST department
because he wanted to spend some more time
It seemed he enjoyed her company.
He led her to the GST department and stopped
at the entrance.
“okay, dear. See you later”, Oliver said as he
patted her shoulders and left.
Sophia looked at him and smiled.
She was about going into the hall when she
heard her name from behind. She turned around
and discover it was Treasure.
“Treasure!” she called happily and embraced her.
“it’s a good thing I finally met you”.
“I’ve also been looking for you. Welcome to
Cariters. Come on, we might be late for lectures”
Treasure replied and walked into the GST hall
The lecture lasted for two hours and at that
time, Treasure and Sophia were already
exhausted. They decided to have lunch together.
They were still existing the GST hall when Oliver
walked up to them, a napkin around his neck.
“hi, Sophia” he greeted excitedly and waved at
“hi,” Sophia replied.
Treasure was starring at them.
“uhm, how about we hang out for lunch?”
Sophia was tempted to agree but quickly had a
second thought about it.
“I’d really love to, but, I’m already booked with
my friend” she replied and adjusted the
textbooks she held in her hands.
“maybe next time” she added.
Oliver starred at her for a while without saying a
She was beautiful. He admired her.
“okay, then. Next time” he replied and left with a
It seemed Treasure was just waiting for him to
leave so she could unleash her curiosity.
“when did you and Oliver become acquainted?”
she asked with a grim look.
“just today”, replied Sophia as they continued
walking. “he was the one who showed me to the
“hm. Well, you better be careful around him”.
“why? Is there something wrong with him? He
seems a nice person”.
“well, yes. He might look like a nice person, but
you know, there’s a saying that, birds of the
same feathers flocks together. He’s a friend of a
“a jerk? And who’s the jerk?”
“believe me, darling. You wouldn’t want to know
They walked into the eatery together and settled
down on a table.
They ordered for some light food and kept
themselves busy with it while going through their
Shortly, Sophia saw him again – the unique
charming guy. The guy that had almost held her
breath in suspense when she first saw him.
He came into the eatery with some boys, Oliver
included, and settled down on a table that was
distant from theirs.
“Treasure,” Sophia called. “who’s that guy over
there? The one sitting next to Oliver?”
Treasure starred at him and flinched.
“who? The jerk?” she asked with a disgusted
“wait, hold on. Don’t tell me he was the jerk you
were referring to? What on earth makes him a
“Oh, my Gosh! Girlfriend, don’t tell me you’ve
also contacted the virus?”
“virus? What virus?”
Sophia was still starring and smiling at him.
“the virus that every lady in this school contacts
“he’s a womanizer; a chronic one”.
“what?” Sophia shriek. “really? Does he have a
“girlfriend?” Treasure asked and scoffed. “take a
look around this eatery, Sophia. Just take a look
around. Every single lady in this eatery is
starring at him – every single lady. They’re all
starring at him and trying to entice him. As long
as you’re an admirer, you’re his girlfriend.
“I can fearlessly say he’s slept with more than
half of the ladies in this school”.
“what? Are you serious?”
“of c, I am. That’s the kind of person Steven is.
He’s indeed a charming guy, and that’s why he
flirts with every single lady that comes his way.
He uses them and dumps them.
“and you know, the worst part is, these ladies do
you realize he has other lovers, but they still take
delight in laying down their bodies for him. I just
don’t understand how girls could be so foolish.
They don’t mind if he cheats on them, just as
long as they get a bit of his attention”.
Sophia was a bit debilitated by Treasure’s story.
She felt bad that the guy she had admired was a
Well, she really wouldn’t blame him. He was
really very handsome.
“hm. So, tell me. Are you also an admirer?”
“of course, I’m not. Please, you know I already
have a date” Treasure replied sharply.
“you know”, she continued.” there’s this certain
lady,Lily. Steven had broken up with her a couple
of months ago after using her uncountably. She
had almost ran mad when it happened. It’s a
miracle she was able to return back here in
“right now, the lady who seems to be on board is
Michelle. But, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t flirt
around with the other ladies. When I say he has
a girlfriend on board, I mean he has someone he
uses for regular supply”.
“that’s too bad. I really thought he was a nice
fellow” Sophia said.
She suddenly felt sad and weak.
She was done with her lectures for the day and
walked along the road to get a cab. Her mom
had texted her earlier that she would be unable
to pick her up from school due to her tight
schedule at the office.
Treasure was still having an evening lecture and
she couldn’t wait for her.
She stopped by the roadside, hoping to catch a
cab soon because she really needed some rest.
Still waiting, an SUV jeep pulled up in front of her
and she wandered whom it might be.
The driver lowered his glasses and starred
through the window of his car.
It was Steven.
For a moment, Sophia’s heart blossomed. But,
the next moment, she recalled the words of
Treasure and she suddenly became bittered.
“hello, miss,” he said, his blue like eyes starring
into her bulgy eyes. “care for a ride?”
Sophia starred at him. Who would say no to
someone like that? Who wouldn’t want to spend
as little as a minute beside someone as cute as
“are you okay?” he asked again, noticing the
depression on her face.
“thanks, but I… I don’t need a ride” Sophia
replied, starring below.
“and why wouldn’t you?” Steven asked as he
stepped down from his car and tried approaching
“stay away from me” Sophia said and stopped
him before he got to where she was.
She walked some steps away from him and
shortly, a cab came along and she boarded it
without turning back to look at Steven who was
out of words.
Steven sat on his bed in his bedroom, his back
relaxed against the wall, while Michelle sat
They were both watching a movie but his
attention was definitely not in it.
He kept thinking of the strange lady he had met
earlier. The strange lady that had ignored him
That was the first time a lady had ever said ‘no’
to him. That was the first time a lady had
Who was she? And why was she acting strange?
No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t get it
off his mind. All he could think about was the
Every lady craved to be with him. But she? She
had ignored him like an invisible trash.
That felt like a slap to his face.
“Steven?” Michelle called as she touched his
face with her palm. She noticed he was absent
“are you alright? You look troubled”
Steve took her palms from his face and held
“I’m fine”, he replied with a perfunctory smile.
They both remained silent for a while as kept
starring at him.
“Steven?” she called again, softly. “do you love
Steven looked at her and scoffed.
“and why the sudden question?” he asked,
“come on, Steven. Just give me a reply. I want
“Michelle, you’re my girlfriend, right? Isn’t that
enough for you? Of course, I love you”
Michelle smiled and placed her hand on his
“I love you very much, Steven. And I wouldn’t
want to share you with anyone else. Besides, I
can give you whatever you need” she said
ardently and started kissing him and after that,
they fell on the bed.
Sophia couldn’t fall asleep as she kept thinking
about Steven and what she did to him earlier.
She felt it wasn’t right.
She recalled the look on his face when she had
told him to stay away from her. She knew she
had really surprised him.
She felt bad for doing what she did. She felt bad
that she had ignored her crush, but there was
nothing she could do.
Treasury said he was a womanizer and enjoyed
playing on girls and perhaps, he was also trying
to play on her.
She decided to forget about him as she forced
herself to bed.
Steven parked his car in front of the school
garage as usual and was about heading to the
library when he sighted her – the strange lady.
Their eyes had ran into each other’s as they
both stood still, starring at themselves.
Steven’s thoughts seemed to be muted as he
couldn’t think of what next to do.
She starred at him for a while and finally walked
Steven felt odd. He felt strange. A twinge of
disappointment ran into his veins.
“hey, dude. What’s up?” he heard a voice behind
him and discovered it was his friend – his best
friend – Oliver.
Steven brightened his face with a smile.
“I’m fine” he replied as they exchanged a nigger
They walked into the school building and found a
place to sit.
“So, tell me, how’s the lacrosse team going?”
Oliver asked, beginning to notice an uncanny
attitude with his friend.
Steven brought out a drink from his bag, opened
it and sipped from it before giving a reply.
“it’s going fine”, he replied.
“hey, man. What’s the problem?”
“nothing. I’m fine”.
“are you sure? You don’t look fine to me”.
Steven left his seat and walked some steps
away, starring into space.
“yearsterday,” he started. “I ran into a lady and
offered her a ride home”, he paused and looked
“but, she snubbed me!”
Oliver starred for a second and finally laughed.
“seriously?” he asked. “wow! Finally, my ever –
loving friend has found a lady that doesn’t think
he’s so charming”.
He laughed again.
“come on, dude. This isn’t funny. This is the first
time a lady has ever said no to me. This isn’t
right. I feel humiliated”.
He sipped from his drink and sighed.
“this isn’t right”, he bemoaned. “nobody says no
to me. Nobody’s above my grasp. And that’s
exactly what I’m going to prove to her”.