Gems Of Yesteryear

9. Hell Hath No Fury

I think this was a challenge to write a story based on the saying ‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’. Which is why it pretty much ends with that proverb…

Derrick laughed as he thought of Vanessa. To think she had really believed all his lies and thought he really did love her? What an idiot!

He had had his fun with her, and now it was time to move on to the next loose girl.

Vanessa was at home, weeping at the realization that she had been used by that bastard. How could she have fallen for his deceptive tricks and let herself be cheaply taken advantage of? It was just too much to bear.

But sorrow took over, and a red-hot fury replaced it.

How could he use a girl like her? How dare he?

She swore there and then she would get back her pound of flesh.

After being approached by the cunning Derrick around campus a few months back, she had fallen for his smooth talk, innocent features and cool attitude. He had been so nice to her on the first day they met, and afterwards she always looked forward to seeing him. With a calm and collected countenance, he was the type of guy whom was adored by every girl.

He was such a smooth talker, he could convince any girl to do anything. Of course, he always ensured he gained their absolute trust before getting them to do what he wanted. So it took him about five months, but she was coerced into sleeping with him. As you’d expect, she was very hesitant about breaking her virginity before marriage, but Derrick knew what words to get her to soften up. With his false declarations of loving her, wanting to marry her and spend the rest of his life with her, she was easily pulled into it. And she let him make love to her.

A week after that, his reaction toward her changed totally. He avoided her, refused to pick her calls, and even when he ran into her, acted so hostile; it was like she had shot his parents.

She called him one day and mournfully asked why he was treating her like an enemy. His response was swift and sharp.

He didn’t like her anymore.

He had lost interest in being around her, and felt he needed to be far away from her. He told her never to call him again, and hung up.

He burst into laughter. Having a ‘piece’ of her had been so much fun. As he thought of her body, those curvaceous hips, nice backside and shapely thighs, he smiled and thought, I hit the jackpot! Now I can move on to the next one.

Vanessa, on the other hand, had already started plotting her revenge. The more she thought about it, the more it enraged her. To think he had been so sweet to her before, and now that he had managed to get it her pants, he was treating her like a tramp. There was no way she was going to let him walk on campus scot-free.

A week passed. Derrick was proudly strolling through campus, looking for another innocent girl to ‘hit and run’.

Then he saw Vanessa. Turning up his nose, he pretended not to see her. He did hear her loud whisper. “I’ll get you.” He shook his head. What could she possibly do to him?

Later that evening, as he hang out with some of his other notorious boys, telling him of his escapades with Vanessa, his eyes fell on Barbara, another girl he had been seeing around. He nodded in her direction and told his boys that was his next target.

Winking at his comrades, he got up and walked over to where Barbara was. He gave her a sly smile, introduced himself and then started a conversation with her.

She wasn’t known to be very free with boys. The word amongst guys on campus was that she was quite tough. This seemed to be a myth, however, as she responded positively to his advances and showed a bright and amicable side of herself. His boys watched on in surprise as he actually managed to get her number; something quite a number of guys had tried without success.

When she left, he returned to his boys, greeted by high fives and cheers. “Ei! Keep it down before she finds me out,” he warned, before quietly boasting that his ‘Midas Touch’ had worked perfectly that moment. He vowed that given her laid-back countenance, he’d be having a ‘piece’ of her within a matter of weeks.

He was in for quite a surprise, however.

A few days after their conversation, Derrick took a little walk with Barbara around campus, ensuring his smooth talk kept her infatuated with him. As he talked, Barbara commented that she felt like chewing gum. Thinking spending 20 pesewas on chewing gum was no big deal, he bought it for her, which made her happy. Very happy, as a matter of fact. So much she gave him a big kiss on the cheek.

Now Derrick may have been smart when dealing with girls, but of all the girls he had played ‘hit and run’ with, none of them had been the type who always asked for something. And he had no foreknowledge of handling such girls. So that peck got him pretty psyched up, making him believe this girl was going to be easier than he had expected.

So this only invigorated him, making him more determined to get her into bed. And it seemed she was ready to play her part. Over the next couple of days, her demands grew. From phone credit to a hamper of goodies, she made sure he emptied his pocket for her sake. Always rewarding him with a peck, he had the impression he was edging nearer and nearer to his set target.

Two months went by, and Derrick was draining his pocket just to keep Barbara pleased. He was almost broke right then, but still managed to eke out some money to buy Barbara what she needed. Her demands were constantly growing, it was like she had taken him for her provider.

Within three months of this ridiculous treatment he was getting, his financial situation was quite bad. His bank account was down in the red, and he was pretty much depending on his roommates for his daily bread. He lived very far from home, otherwise he would have returned for more money. But he was being so stupid, refusing to put his foot down as far as Barbara’s demands were concerned. She kept on showing signs of agreeing to sleep with him, and he just did not want to let that opportunity pass by.

Finally, after crippling the guy’s finances, she told him she was ‘madly in love’ with him and wanted them to ‘consummate’ their love by ‘doing what couples do’. He was overjoyed and delighted. After all that spending, he was finally going to get what he wanted, and he didn’t have to ask.

He hadn’t been letting his boys know what had been going on, but on the night they were to sleep with each other, he let them know he was just about to finish his task. They wished him the best of luck and a mighty good time letting her have it.

So nighttime came, and he went to her hostel. He passed by Vanessa’s room as he went up to her place. Looking at the door with contempt, he just spat out, “Cheap bitch!” and continued to move to his about-to-be-new victim’s room.

As he knocked, his checked his pocket for the umpteenth time to ensure his condom was there. It was.

“Come in!” Barbara’s voice called out. And he entered.

She was looking all pretty and cute when he came in. eyeing her from head to toe, he found himself thinking ahead to what a good night it would be.

She told him to relax and get ready, for she’d give him a ‘night he would never forget, even in the grave’. As he sat on the bed, thinking of what styles he was going to do, she came out of the bathroom in a simple blouse and a mini skirt.

She walked towards him, and bending over so she could give him an eyeful of cleavage, she whispered in his ear to go and freshen up in the bathroom. She mentioned that she had a nice drink waiting for him when he got naked.

She didn’t need to tell him twice. He got up excitedly and rushed to the bathroom, throwing off his clothes excitedly. He had never imagined he’d get this so-called tough girl so easily, and now it was time to turn his dreams into reality. Already drooling over her voluptuous shape, he heard a knock, followed by her voice. “Here’s your drink.” She opened the door slightly and put in a cup full of Sprite. He grabbed it and took it all in one big gulp. Then he opened the door.

Seeing Barbara seated on the bed, legs crossed, he purred, “I’m ready, shawty. You’re gonna love this thing for real. You’re gonna be begging for round two by the time I’m done. Now get undressed.”

Wagging her finger, she said, “No, boy, I do foreplay to get undressed. Or you don’t like the thought of it?”

He didn’t mind. After all, it would just get him more psyched up for the action, so he sat on the bed and watched her seduce him with certain moves. But as he did, his eyelids grew uncharacteristically heavy. He tried to force himself to stay awake, but the urge was just too strong. As she danced, he dozed off.

He woke up the next morning.

Naked. And right in front of his hostel.

Embarrassment was an understatement to describe how he felt as he got up, realizing he had nothing on. Facing the laughter of all those who had seen him, he rushed to his room and locked himself up. He didn’t even have the courage to go out for lectures.

And he was thankful he didn’t, for the first call he had was from one of his boys who, in a fit of laughter, told him of how almost everyone on campus had seen pictures of him naked, with his manhood erect.

Derrick felt lower than an earthworm. How could one night of simple pleasure have turned into such a disastrous situation? He called Barbara, who sweetly answered.

“How could you do this to me?” he bellowed. “All I wanted was to have a little fun. Now you’ve made me broke and a laughing stock of the whole university. How dare you!”

“Well, you should’ve thought about that before you decided to treat my cousin like a whore!” Barbara snapped back.

Derrick was stunned. What the hell was she talking about?

Then Vanessa’s voice came on the line. “We set you up, you brainless bastard. I got her to teach you a lesson. I convinced her to drain you of all your cash before agreeing to go to bed with you. And it was the two of us who drugged your drink, carried you downstairs in your birthday suit and took pictures of you. Maybe next time, you’ll stop and think twice before treating another girl like trash!” the sound of the two laughing, they hung up on him.

In disbelief, Derrick let out a loud, angry cry of frustration. Just then, one of his boys came in, and he told him all he had just discovered.

“I can’t believe this! How could they do this to me!” Derrick raged furiously, ready to throw things about. “They’re snakes!  Absolute vipers!”

“Well, a snake usually doesn’t strike unless it’s stepped on,” his friend said.

Derrick eyed him evilly. “What are you trying to imply?”

“Well, Vanessa never would have done this to you if you hadn’t ‘chopped and dumped’ her the way you did. Some women are only dangerous because we make them so. If we treat them like rubbish, they’ll go to any lengths to pay us back, no matter how hurt we are afterward. Boy, just take it as a lesson not to be treating girls the way you have, for hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”

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