ATTILIO GUARDO

When Conrad Arlington Hill is suddenly dumped by his girlfriend, Abigail McCloud, he suffers irreparable hurt. So much that he conspires with his friend Ed to seek revenge on Abigail. His plan fails however, when Ed and Abigail manifest a love for each other.

Conrad, whose body is now ravaged and consumed with hatred, goes on a mission of relentless revenge. He employs an underworld figure to force Ed to abandon Abigail and never see her again. Abigail is so distraught with Ed’s departure she needs a two-month stay in a mental institution to recover.

He becomes energized to take on his new victim, Erica Hollis, who is an old high school friend. However, before he gets too involved, Penney Hennessey causes some light damage to Conrad’s car. He immediately sees her as the perfect candidate to take out his revenge.

Penney is frail, homely and vulnerable. Conrad showers her with gifts, dinning out in class and literally placing her on a pedestal. When she is convinced he truly loves her, he tells her he cannot see her anymore. She is so heartbroken and being a tragic victim of betrayal, she takes her own life.

Conrad is now ready to continue his friendship with Erica Hollis. In so doing, he starts having feelings for her that quickly become all too real. After having a history of being involved with beauty pageantry, Erica’s trip back home from one consumes her life in a car accident.

Remorseful and regretful for all the grief and pain he caused people, he calls Debbie Hollis, Erica’s sister. They decide to start a friendship, making Conrad decide one thing for certain – he wants to return from the other side of love and the emotional roller coaster he was on and find love again.

Excerpts:

  1. As he started to read the headlines, his mother approached him. She had a stern expression on her face as she seated herself next to him. He had seen the same facial expression before, and inevitably, it meant some kind of tirade was forth coming. Past experience made him well aware of the fact his mother believed that her lectures, or conversations as she referred to it, were constructive and for the benefit of his welfare. But he didn’t see it that way, and most of the time he construed his mother’s lectures as a pain in the ass. She promptly folded the newspaper in half and pushed it away, for there could be no distractions when she talked. “Conrad, this irresponsible behavior must stop. You simply must get over Abigail.”1. As he started to read the headlines, his mother approached him. She had a stern expression on her face as she seated herself next to him. He had seen the same facial expression before, and inevitably, it meant some kind of tirade was forth coming. Past experience made him well aware of the fact his mother believed that her lectures, or conversations as she referred to it, were constructive and for the benefit of his welfare. But he didn’t see it that way, and most of the time he construed his mother’s lectures as a pain in the ass. She promptly folded the newspaper in half and pushed it away, for there could be no distractions when she talked. “Conrad, this irresponsible behavior must stop. You simply must get over Abigail.” He stared at the empty glass, then at his mother. “You don’t understand, mother. You just don’t understand.”
  2. He placed his hands behind his head and closed his eyes, exerting his mental capacity relentlessly, pursuing, scheming a way to use Penny as a victim of revenge. She would be such a perfect candidate, so unsuspecting and innocent. Yes, he would pursue her and give her priority over Erica Hollis. It would be a crime to let Penny go unscathed. He would never be able to find such an excellent candidate like her again. He would work on the two of them simultaneously. There was no doubt he could handle his revised plan. The very thought energized his body. He opened his eyes and smiled. He would call Penny and apologize for his harsh treatment of her and insist on paying his own damage, and take her to dinner. He would fatten her up with flattery and affection until she placed her heart in his hands, and then he would squeeze the life out of it. The thought made him grin, but in the end the homely, little bitch would cry.
  3. Conrad was gloating over believing he had destroyed Ed and Abigail’s relationship. He felt so good about it that he was anxious to set up his next victim and then work on her ultimate demise. He looked at himself in the mirror, pointed and said, “Penny Hennessey, I nominate you,” and he laughed with the intensity of an insane person. He already had Erica Hollis on one hook, and he would soon have another fish, Penny Hennessey on another hook. He was smart enough to know he would have to bait Penny differently than Erica. After his brief exposure to her at the scene of the accident, he was able to deduce that Penny was terribly timid and introverted in contrast to Erica who was extroverted and confident.

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