Tuesday, 2 January 2018

A step into love Episode 17 & 18

Cindy ran out and off to the school gate to check if Charles' still waiting for her after two hours of delay in the snow, on getting there she couldn't find the car neither could she find Charles,she became dejected she'd hoped she'll meet Charles outside, although she didn't know why "so foolish to think about" she snorted as she made to leave but something caught her attention, she heard a sniffling and shivering beside her by the school fence and she turned to the direction only to find Charles arched by the fence
"oh my goodness! Charles?" she shouted as she ran towards him, he was wearing black overcoat which was covered with snows including his hair, she held him and pulled him up with all her strength cause Charles's already exhausted "what are you doing here? Where's your car? "
Charles sniffed once more before he could talk, his nose's already stiffed due to the chilled of the snow, his two hands was stuffed and stucked in his coat due to the coldness "what kind of questions are you asking me? Do you know how many hours I've spent here waiting for you? And you are also not picking my calls"
"I'm sorry, that's... "
"that's what?" he cuts in
"but you could have just stay in the car rather than staying here in the snow"
"but I'm worried about you,I parked the car in the garage earlier from the snow and I have to wait here so you won't think that I don't come, I avoid coming to search for you so we won't miss each other but...."
"you are worried?" Cindy cuts in laughing
"how did you know that?" Charles asked staring at her
"you said it just now" Cindy smiled "but tell me why are you worried about me? Huh? Huh?, are you not going to tell me? Huh?" Cindy asked gazing into Charles' eyes but he avoided her and walked away while Cindy scrambled up-to him "you're still not going to tell me?"
"Cindy? Charles?" Angelina exclaimed as she and John approached them
"and who are you?" Charles scowled
"Hmm she's my friend, my best friend Angelina" Cindy replied
"really?, nice to meet you then, I hope you know me?" Charles asked, his hand still stucked in his overcoat's pocket
"sure I did, nice to meet you too" she smiled
"and I'm sorry for not introducing properly, cold got my hand stucked here"
"oh! Really? It's alright" Angelina chuckled
"and this is my second friend, John" pointing at him "also my best friend"
"nice to meet you Charles" John said offering his hand
"hum,nice to meet you too" he replied with his hand still in his coat as he stared at John "but it seems we've met before"
"I don't think so" John shook his head and withdrew his hand by stuffing it back in his trouser
"alright, if you say so"
"I think we should just go home now, goodnight" Cindy waved at John and Angelina as they walked to the garage and drove home.
On their way Charles was having difficulties driving the car due to the cold, unlike how he's driving now, he used to drive smoothly and speedily, and Cindy could notice that.
"are you alright?" she asked looking concerned
"of course, I... I a..am" he stammered "just the cold"
"hm" Cindy nodded
After getting home and through with their dinner, Charles lied down on the long sofa still feeling cold but little better, not long Cindy joined him in the living room holding a small bowl containing warm water with flannel
"what are you going to do with that?" Charles asked immediately he sighted Cindy with the bowl
"warm you up of course" Cindy answered "or I shouldn't"
"I told you I'm fine already so I don't need it"
"I know you'll say that" she replied moving to Charles head "but you supposed to know that I wouldn't take that cause it happened because of me" she concluded and start warming Charles' forehead with the flannel and the warm water, as she was doing this her hand touched his face frequently and he felt warmth rising from his tummy spreading to his body.
"yeah, I'm through now, I think you'll need to stay beside the furnace for a while" she advised as she made to leave but Charles grabbed her hand
"what?" Cindy asked surprised
"don't go yet" Cindy faced her and their gaze met "continue warming my head"
"you are joking right?" she chuckled "I thought you said you are fine and I shouldn't do it before, now I should continue? You are full of jokes" she removed her hand and made to leave again but Charles stood up this time and hugged her from behind.
Cindy shivered and gaped, her eyes widened in bewilderment, she stood still for about three minutes before getting herself back and quickly broke from his hug
"what's the meaning of all these?" she screamed out
"I'm sorry Cindy..." Charles pleaded
She shook her head and replied "this freaked me out" then paced upstairs to her room.....
TBC......
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Episode 18
The next day, it was John's call that woke Cindy up and she picked it up,
"Hello John, why calling early this morning,hope nothing's wrong?" Cindy asked as she yawned
"hmm, guess what?" John asked over the phone
"Hmmm, I'm not good at that so tell me what's up"
"well, come outside, I'm waiting for you"
"are you serious?" Cindy asked surprised "you are in my house already?"
"sure"
"but why?" she paused "okay, I'm coming right now"
She rushed down the stairs to the living room and over to door, she got lost in astonishment as she opened the door, John was dressing in a total different way today, the way he'd never dress before, dressing luxuriously, he was putting on a red baseball cap which he wore backward with a gold eyeglass and a white T-shirt with Red muffler round her neck then a long golden necklace having a medallion at its peak and golden wristwatch with Red trouser and white flashy shoe.
"hi" he waved at Cindy and removed his eyeglass
"oh! Hi morning" she opened the door wider for him to come in which he did then she closed the door and turned to him
"you look stunning today"
"oh! Really?" he smiled "well, all thanks to you"
"me?" Cindy asked pointing at herself "what did I do?"
"you advised me and I heed to it or let me say warn?" he paused and smiled wider "I'm back to my parents"
"are you serious?" she asked aloud while John nodded in reply "oh my God! I'm so happy for you" she screamed as she hugged him "wow, so what are you here for?"
"I owe you seriously and I'm here to payback in a way I know I can"
"and what's that way?" Cindy asked
"to take you out for Christmas, don't want your day to be bored" he replied. Unknown to Cindy, Charles have been watching them including the time she'd screamed and hugged John, he'd scowled and bit his lip, John knew this cause he'd sighted him when he was coming to the living room room and he'd decided to put on more show to make Charles jealous.
"hmm, that idea is good but is that the only way you can pay back?" Cindy frowned jokingly
"just part of it dear" John winked
"okay then, give meeeeee at least ten minutes, I'll be back soon" she turned back to leave but her eyes made encounter with Charles who's standing on a spot holding a glass cup but the way he held the glass cup and his expression shows that he's not happy at all (definitely angry), Cindy was confused but she decided to omit him so as not to cause any scene, she rushed upstairs to get herself ready for the outing she'd been longing for.
"Hi Charles" John waved at him after Cindy'd gone inside
"what did you think you are doing?" Charles snorted putting the glass cup on the table as he walked nearer to him "I said what the hell did you think you are doing?" he asked again but this time scowling
John smirked and said "I don't understand what you are saying Charles?"
"are you kidding me right now?, I said what right did you think you have to ask that girl out" he asked pointing at Cindy's room
"oh! You mean Cindy? Come on, she's not a girl and she's not "that girl" to me, she's my friend, my best friend as she'd introduced me to you"
"oh your friend? But you supposed to know that she was endowed to me to take care of, I mean I was asked to be taking care of her"
"really?, but as I said earlier, Cindy is not a girl, she's matured already to take of herself,so I don't think you are needed to take care of her"
Charles scowled more, tightening his fist as if ready to fight "you know what?, everytime I see you, your face have been always familiar to me but I don't remember where I've seen it but now" he stopped to catch his breath "I know you, I can remember who you are"
"and who am I?" John snorted and scowled moving closer to Charles "I said who.... " he was cut short by the bang of Cindy's room's door and the sound of her heels as she walked downstairs to the living room "oooh, that's funny Charles" he quickly changed the topic putting on fake laugh as he slap Charles' shoulder, Charles was already enraged ready to strike John with his fist but quickly held back immediately he heard Cindy's voice.
"I'm ready!" Cindy shouted as she alighted in the living room unaware of what's happening
"you should know you've lost her to me already" John whispered into Charles' ear who furiously stormed out after staring at John with bitter eyes and hatred for some minutes, he then stopped when he got to Cindy's side, he turned his head towards her and she also turned hers and their gaze met, they stood for about three minutes staring at each other, Charles was scowling while Cindy was confused.
Charles later stormed out while Cindy stood on a spot confused and speechless
"come on girl, or do you want to cancel the trip?" John convinced her and Cindy smiled and replied "no no no, why will I?" she paced up to him and he held her hand and smiled to her......... Then off they left.........
TBC..........

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