Gus was but an ordinary man with a dear lover, Eliza. Being a man of sensitive, and sometimes brutal, jealousy, the thought of Eliza with someone else made him anxious and protective. What he didn't know was that it would turn out to be a one-sided love.
Gus and Eliza were on a pleasant stroll through the park when Eliza had to throw something away. So Gus had waited and waited on a nearby bench for Eliza to return, twiddling his thumbs, eating an apple he picked off of a tree, and whispering to himself how much he adored his dear Eliza. His head spinning, he did not realize how much time had passed and Eliza had still not returned.
While Gus had been in his own mind, Eliza had spotted a man walking alone. The man was one of many physical perfections, hair to match soft like velour, a chiseled jaw, and a voice just being heard could make her heart pound. As they made eye contact, both hearts were audibly beating to match each other.
Wondering what was taking Eliza all this time, Gus decided to go and search for her. He looked everywhere and just couldn't seem to find her. Just as he was about to give up, he spotted Eliza's beautiful hair. Just as he turned the corner to greet her, he saw her embraced in the man's arms where they kissed for what seemed like centuries.
Gus decided not to confront Eliza or the man. He decided instead to gain revenge on the man. His plan goes as this- there was a carnival that night where the town's famous wine tasting would take place. He decided to invite Eliza, knowing the man would show up if she went. Gus had purchased a bottle of cyanide which he was going to mix into a cup of wine to offer to the man while eating the same apple as earlier. Fool proof, he thought, fool proof.
The night began to slowly overshadow the day, and Gus was as anxious as ever to commence his plan. Eliza had showed up and brought her friend, who Gus immediately recognized as the man from the park. Gus had offered him and Eliza a cup of wine, and gave the man the cyanide infused wine. The man had noticed a sinister smile on Gus's face and switched his and Eliza's cups at the last moment before taking a sip. Not noticing, Gus was horrified when Eliza had collapsed to the ground and began convulsing and coughing up blood. As Gus sat on his knees with his face covered in his hands, he heard someone chewing something behind him. The man said "My name is Theo, and you?"