Tuesday, 2 January 2018

A step into love Episode 15 & 16

Mrs Anderson and Cindy continued chatting, giggling and sometimes laughing for about an hour,suddenly Mrs Anderson changed the topic, she first of all tiptoe around the room to check if no one is eavesdropping, she then went to sit besides Cindy and began
"you know what Cindy, I've noticed many things since you've started living here, you've influenced Charles behavior a lot" she paused as she gazed at Cindy then held her hand "I know you can do it, not that I can't scold my children, I just don't want to be a bad mother and I think now is the right time so I'm leaving Charles to you, please promise you're gonna change him"
"I'm not a God" Cindy giggled "I mean how can I change someone especially someone so obstinate like Charles"
"I trust in God Cindy and I believe he's using you, so I believed in you too, I know you can do it Cindy"
Mrs Anderson replied still fixing her gaze at Cindy and shaking her hand
"okay, I'm gonna try my best" Cindy nodded
"thank you so much Cindy, you are such an angel" she said as she hugged her tightly "words can't express my appreciation to you"
"it's alright mum" Cindy replied as they disengaged
"I need to go to bed now, I must not wake up late so as not to miss my flight" Mrs Kate said as she stood up smiling "good night dear" she pecked Cindy's forehead
"goodnight mum, have a sweet dream" she waved as Mrs Anderson paced upstairs
Cindy stood up from the sitting room as she's already feeling sleepy, she walked to the dinning room to drink a glass of water, after doing that she walked back to the sitting room only to find Austin sitting on the sofa and looking worried
"hey Austin what's wrong with you?" she asked as she sat beside him but Austin didn't answer "come on, talk to me, what's wrong with you? Remember two heads are better than one, we could solve the situation together so tell me what's wrong with you Austin? you didn't look well, you look worried"
"really?,I guessed you're good since you can read it on my face"
"so are you going to tell me?" Cindy asked staring at him
"well, since you said two heads are better than one" he shrugged and continued "it's my assignment"
"what assignment?"
"holiday assignment" Austin answered
"oh really?, is it too hard?" Cindy asked and Austin nodded, "oh I thought you are the best in your class" Cindy laughed
"you shouldn't make jest of me, I thought you said you are going to help me, but I'm not that good at maths and my maths teacher is extremely spiteful, so scary and nasty" Austin commented nervously and furiously as he stood up and made to leave
"I'm sorry dear, I'm just joking" Cindy pleaded as she held his hand back "bring your note and come and sit down here" she collected the note from him as she gestured at the seat beside her, she pulled a stool towards her and placed the note on it, she then opened it and gaped at the sight of it "oh my God! It's too much"
"that's exactly what I'm saying, not only is it too much but too hard, the teacher is a murderer, he's so callous"
"it's alright, we're going to do it"
"can you finish it now? I want to finish all my assignments before going for the holidays and I'm already through with other assignments"
"that's good of you" Cindy commented raising up her thumb "don't worry about the rest, I'll finish it tonight but excuse me I need to wash off the sleep from my eyes first" Austin nodded and she left
After some minutes she came back, Austin also have already left to bring all the equipment needed for the solution and he's now back, Cindy sat down,opened the note again and started working on it. After fifteen minutes of working she sat back and yawned in a way that frightened Austin who's sitting beside her but she quickly turned her head towards him, smiled and went back to work again. After another seven minutes she sat up again but this time she didn't yawn instead she closed the note and smiled at Austin again
"we're through now" she said as she extend the book to him
"thank you so much Didi" he replied beaming and quickly ran through the note "Wow, you are excellent!" he exclaimed and hugged her then sat back on his seat slothfully
"what's wrong?" Cindy quickly asked as she noticed his expression changed
"I'm sorry" he replied biting his lip
"for what?" Cindy asked looking confused
"I entered your room without your consent and also took something from there" he replied looking down
"what?,you entered my room and took something without my consent?" Cindy asked looking surprised
"yes I'm sorry i'll return it, I know you're mad..."
"I'm not mad" Cindy cut in smiling, hearing this Austin head tilted up as he asked with surprise
"Really?"
"yes and no, you know going to my room is not the problem but stealing something"
"I'm really sorry Didi" he pleaded looking pathetic
"it's alright, so what did you take in my room?" Cindy asked
"this" Austin replied as he brought out a picture and extended it to Cindy who collected it and looked at Austin with surprise
"you mean my family picture?"
"I guessed so" Austin replied
"so why did you take it?"
"because I love it" Austin replied and Cindy bursted into laughter "you mean you love my family picture?"
"No, I love them, can you please introduce them to me? Since I'll be meeting them during the Christmas holiday"
"you mean introduce them on picture?" Cindy asked and Austin nodded "well, this is my father, my mother, I, my brother Jason and my sister Sally "
"Wow, perfect!" he exclaimed as he clapped his palm together but not loudly "your sister look exactly like you and I pray she should also resemble you with heart"
"you mean?" Cindy asked looking confused but Austin skipped the question and asked if he could have the picture
"hmm sure, since that's your way of skipping question but make sure you keep it well.......just like your eyeball" Cindy said as she handed the pic to Austin
"sure I will" he replied as he collected the picture and started staring at it but his gaze is on Sally
"goodnight" Cindy greeted as she stood up and left the room
"yeah, night night and sweet dreams" Austin replied smiling......
TBC.......
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Episode 16
The next day, Charles and Cindy both see Mrs Anderson and Austin off to the airport to bid them goodbye on their journey, they are now on their way back home
"I think we should go to the field straight away" Cindy said breaking the silence after five minutes of being in the car
"why? " Charles asked as he drove on
"didn't you hear what mum said?, I need to know how to drive independently before New Year" Cindy said while Charles nodded "and after that we'll go for shopping"
"for what?" he stired his head towards her
"tomorrow is Christmas Eve and we are also having the school party at the same time so I think we'll need some new clothes"
He smirked and stired his head back to the windscreen "so you've schedule everything both of us are going to do today personally?"
"sure, I don't want today to look boring since Mum and Austin are not at home and I'm sure you are..... "
"I am what?"
"nothing, it's just that I've never see you with a friend not to talk of two, so I think you are the boring type "
"What?" he exclaimed and glanced at Cindy "you know what? Everytime you talk, your statement always come like a bomb but either you like it or not I'm not going for the shopping neither am I going to the party"
"you think so?"Cindy asked smiling "then you are breaking the rule number five that you have to be taking me to wherever I'm going until I know how to drive. So, should I call them like that or write it down?"
Hearing this Charles shook his head and winced "but I'm still not attending the party, I'll only wait for you by the school gate when the party is over"
"that's not bad though" Cindy smiled
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The next day at the party Cindy and Angelina are seen chatting and laughing as they sat beside each other resting their elbow on the table, John is not with them because he'd excused himself few minutes ago, Cindy gave Angelina her phone, showing her some pictures which they both laughed about while some people are just coming in and others are already seated waiting for the party to commence "hello everybody" a voice came through the mic from the stage and everybody changed their posture and focused on it including Cindy and Angelina
"Welcome to the school party and we wish you all Merry Christmas....."
"Where's John?" Angelina cut in
"Is he not back yet? " Cindy replied
"No"
"Okay wait, I'll be back soon" Cindy stood up and left the party to look for John, few minutes later Angelina who's already feeling uncomfortable also stood up and left the party
After ten minutes of searching Cindy found John in the Art room, he was standing by a picture, his hands stuffed in his pocket as he stared at the picture but Cindy could only see his back since he was backing the door, she decided to call his name to be sure if he's the one "John?" she called and John stired his head back to check who was calling him but he quickly stired back when he and wiped his tears when he sighed Cindy.
Cindy was surprised by what she saw, ever since she'd be friend with John she'd never see him looking sad not to talk of crying, she walked up to him and called him again "John?, what's wrong with you?, what happened? Why are you crying?"
"nothing" he answered and fake a smile "I'm alright, I'm fine"
"no no no no no, you can't tell me that" she replied shaking her head "you and I are friends, best friend who are supposed to be faithful with each other, you didn't trust me, right?" she asked staring at him and their gaze met
He stared at Cindy for some moments, his wet eyes forming tears again, Cindy moved closer to him and held him by his forearm, he looked up at the picture again and sighed "today is the fifth year she'd died" he paused and faced Cindy who's already looking curious "do you want to know what happened?" he asked and she nodded
"You are so inquisitive" John laughed
"why wouldn't I, that's my work" she laughed too
"okay, let's sit down first" he gestured at a seat which they both sat on and he continued "well, I don't know where to start but this is the story of my life, I've never share it with anyone and I don't like saying it nor thinking about it" he paused and looked at Cindy "but I'll share it with you cause you are my friend" he sighed and asked "do you know Dean Suminski?"
"The chairman of the board and CEO of Suminski stuff?" Cindy asked while John nodded "ooooh,who wouldn't know him? He's so famous and extremely rich, even his company is also famous all around the world"
"he's my father"
Cindy couldn't believe this, her eyes widened as he gaped at him, she's really shut of words, after some moments she found herself back again, and swallowed back her saliva "are you serious?"
"I know you'll be surprised but I'm not joking" John replied
"but why are you not famous as him, nobody recognize you as his son so also am I"
"well, that's because I disavowed him as my father" John snorted
"why did you do that?"
John rubbed his head with his palm and continued "I disavowed both of my parents because they didn't take their responsibilities as a parent, they neglected their obligations to take care of me and my sister" he pointed at the picture he was staring at before "instead of them to take care of us, they are busy flying out, going from one country to another in the name of business, my sister and I didn't grow up with our parents to show us love, instead of that, they built a mansion for us and hired some Nannies to take care of us, they only visit us occasionally, either during Christmas or New Year"
"what about your mum, what does she do?" Cindy asked
"she's a diplomat, so she rarely come home, maybe twice or thrice in a year but that's not enough, my sister and I want more than that from them, we want them to stay with us, especially my sister, and my parents knew it cause we always complained to them. So one day, my sister fell sick and she called my parents but both of them said they couldn't come because they are on a very important work, my mother sent a doctor and the doctor told her to come straight away after examining my sister, but my mom delayed good two days for work before coming again and before she arrived my sister'd kicked the bucket" he bursted into tears
"it's okay, it's okay" Cindy comforted him patting his back "I understand how you feel"
"my sister is like a mother to me, she's the only one to scold me, play with me, advice me, cheer me up and be with me, I don't know if I could forgive my parents for this,so I disowned them"
Cindy sighed and asked "Did she study in this school?"
"yeah, she was once a student of this school, she was so popular then,so famous like my father cause everybody knew who she was and she's also brilliant"
"you know what John, I'm not advising you but I will say I didn't blame you for what you did and I also blamed you" she paused and sighed while John faced her and listen attentively "I know how you feel about this cause I once felt it when I was leaving my parents to this place. You once said your sister really want you and your parents to be living together but it didn't happen, if I should say this I don't think your sister just die uselessly, I would say she sacrificed her life for her family to be together. You know what? Sometimes something bad have to happen for the good thing to happen, something bad need to happen to clear and make the way for something good to happen next, you think leaving your parents is the way you can solve this and revenge, you are seriously mistaken, I hope you will make your sister happy in heaven and rest in peace, you wouldn't want her sacrifices to become useless and I'm sure your parents will have realise their mistakes......"
"John, Cindy, this is where you are since, I've been searching nook and cranny for you people" Angelina shouted as she approached them
"I'm sorry Angel" Cindy pleaded
"well, it's not about being sorry now, it's about missing the whole party "
"you mean the party is over?" Cindy shouted
"yeah, for the past two hours now and Charles have been calling you since then"
"oh my God! Give me my phone, he'd been waiting for me" Cindy exclaimed as she collected her phone from Angelina and made to leave
"and you think, he'll still be there waiting for you under this heavy snow?" Angelina asked
Cindy shook her head, she's not sure of it either "but I need to go and check first" she commented and stormed out...............
TBC............

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