Thursday, 5 July 2018

IN The DARK 2 Episode 17-18

In the middle of it all, my heart went out to Jordan.A part of me wanted to know how he was faring and i would’nt mind to have him as friend also but i knew reaching out to him might send the wrong signal.
“kelvin, are you sure your lips will be fine? Looks like its still bleeding” Mi mom said. Kelvin touched his lips and told mi mom it was just a small cut.Khole asked further questions about his lips but he refused to disclose any details.”I gusse Jordan won the fight” Khole said and we all laughed.
I could not help but feel special, i had a family who loved me and i had a friend who would stand by me, even to the extent of receiving few punch for me.I felt the need to appreciate the people around me.
I cleared my throat and said “Mom,Khole,kelvin.I want to specially thank you all.I just want to let you know that my life is worthless without you all.You all go extra miles just to wipe my tears, you sacrifice alot just to make me happy and you would’nt mind spending your precious time with me just to lift my sad spirit.Mom their their is no one like you.Khole you are the best and Kelvin you are so irreplaceable!”.I said with smile in a teary voice.
“Awwn thanks baby” mi mom said.
“You will always be the sister i never have buddy” khole said
“let me just say you are welcome princess.Taking care of you is the promise i made” kelvin said and i went over to each of them for a hug.
“Today is a happy day for me, i think we should pop a bottle of wine open!” I shouted excitedly,running out of my chair.
“I agree girl and so is tomorrow a special day for you” Khole said and i stopped half way.”Whats happening tomorrow sis?” I asked.”dont tell me you have forgotten girl? Tomorrow is 7th your birthday!”.Khole shouted.
I ran to my phone and checked the calendar, truly, it would be my birthday the next day.”How can i forget my day?” i screamed excitedly.”Its my birthday guys!” I shouted as i rushed to get a bottle of wine from the bar.Kelvin opened the wine and khole got a glass each for everybody.We all had a loud chat filled with happiness and laughter. It felt as if we were all family.It was also a memorable afternoon for me.
At exactly 2:00pm kelvin left with the excuse of having something urgent to attend to.
I spent the rest of the day watching movies, cooking, shopping, gisting and playing with khole.
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“Happy birthday princess!” I heard Mi dad’s voice in my sleep.I did not know maybe it a dream or not but i slowly opened my eyes to be sure “Daddy!” I shouted immediately i saw Mi dad standing in front of me with a big cake in his hand.I hurriedly got out of bed and gave him a quick peck as i bit a portion of the icing sugar. “Easy lady, dont destroy it” mi dad said as he placed the cake on the table.”when did you get back?” I asked as i went into his arms. “at exactly 5:00am” Mi dad said. “I wish you a very happy birthday Nancy, may you continue to grow in health and wealth” Mi dad said and i shouted AMEN.
“is someone trying to compete with me? I usually wish her first” mi mom said as she walked in with a jewelry box.”awwwn thanks mom” i said and hugged mi mom.She said a long prayer before handing me the jewelry box.I was super excited.”where is khole?” i asked, looking around the room.”Oh dear, she had an urgent call this morning. She said she will be back in the evening and i should wish you for her” mi mom said. “Khole left without me?” i asked with a frown and promised to deal with her.
The day was going toward the boring angle until kelvin called.At first i was mad at him for taking time to call but i ended up accepting his apology with the excuse that he had a urgent work.Kelvin told me to get ready for an outing by evening before ending the call.
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At exactly 6:00pm i was fully dressed in a Donna Karan gown over a christian louboutin heels.With a Cleopatra clutch i was set for my outing with kelvin.
Kelvin arrived thirty minutes later and we left after he greeted my foster parent.
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“what are we doing here?” i asked immediately kelvin opened the door for me to get down.”There will soon be a live football match and i want to see it with you” kelvin said with a smile.”i wonder what kind of a guy brings a lady to the stadium on her birthday” i said.”Only guys like me”.Kelvin said with a smile as he led me into the stadium.
After thirty minutes of getting no sign of anybody in the stadium i told kelvin we should leave since it looked like we were at the wrong place.”I thought there is suppose to be a football match. Lets see the middle of the field” kelvin sad and i lazily followed him.
PINK! BLUE! GREEN!
Just like a magic all the lights in the stadium went on immediately we got to the middle of the stadium.
I looked around me, with my mouth opened, staring at the beautiful light.
“Nancy!” i heard kelvin say behind. “Yes” i said as i turned to him.
“WTF is happening?” i screamed.
I was so surprised to see him on one kneel!
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“WTF is going on here?” i screamed when i saw kelvin on a kneel. He smiled and said “lets say am about to take a bold step and express my feelings like men do”.
“OMG don’t tell me you are about to propose” I said as i slowly shook my head. I did not know what or how to feel. I knew kelvin had feelings for me and i was beginning to fall inlove with him as well but the least i expected for a birthday surprise was a proposal from a best friend.
“Okay, am ready” Kelvin said, bringing me out of my thought.
“If there is any other feeling greater than love, that is what i felt and i am still feeling for you. Though we departed for a long time but fate brought us together again. Falling inlove with you is something i never planned for but it happened and this feelings blow my mind. Regret will be my watch word if i close up my feelings in a bid to avoid been rejected because loving you is the promise i made. Nancy…. Please i just want you to be mine for ever and i promise to take care of you even with my last breathe. WILL YOU MARRY ME is the question i will never ask instead am saying I WANT YOU TO MARRY ME”. kelvin said and he reached for his pocket. He brought out a ring box and stretched it out to me. I could not make out the ring product but saying it is beautiful is an understatement.
I loved kelvin and i wanted to be with him. With him i felt happy and safe. He is the type of guy any girl will wish for but heaven knows i wish he would have asked me out on a date rather than a marriage proposal. Notwithstanding, with kelvin i found peace and rest of mind but i could not bring myself to accept kelvin’s ring when i remembered Jordan. I still loved Jordan but i wanted to be with kelvin. One thing i was sure of was that Jordan would be hurt beyond reasonable doubt if he should find out that i accepted Kelvin’s proposal over his. I did not know what went down between them the day before but i knew Jordan could not give up on me so easily. I was lost on what to do as i stood in front of kelvin with my hands on my mouth. Many voices in my head but i was lost on which to follow.
“Say something Nancy, its just you and me. Do you love me like i do love you?” Kelvin said.
I slowly walked close to him and said “I love you more than you ever think and i really want to be with you, but…”
“But what?” kelvin said cutting me short.
“I cannot do this right now kelvin, Jordan will never forgive me”. I said with tears as i slowly walked away with my back.
Kelvin rose to his feet and looked at me without uttering a word. I could see his eyes but i could not make out the feelings in them. He was the only true friend left and i could not bare to see him been hurt but i knew Jordan would attempt suicide if he should find out am engaged to kelvin. Just when i thought everything was going to be alright, my complicated love life came calling. “my life is such a mess” i said as i kept on walking with my back, creating a distance between myself and kelvin.
I kept on walking with my back none stop until my back hitted something, or was it someone. I turned to face my front and what or who i saw shocked me. I saw the last person i ever expected to see. “and its a bad day!” I murmured as i looked back at kelvin. He only smiled back at me…..


“And its a bad day” i murmured as i faced kelvin. He only smiled back at me, getting me more confused. Standing infront of Jordan Guilt came over, i felt like a betrayal, ready to be lashed.
Instead of showing my fear, i braced up and with my eyes on my shoe, i said “Ehm…..ehm… What are you doing here Jordan?”
He came close to me and said “Am here to wish you a happy birthday sunshine”
his words came as a shock. The Jordan i used to know, never had this level of maturity. His smile and the calm way he talked made me doubt if he was forreal. The first thing that came to my mind was that he came for revenge and he was just pretending.
I looked at Jordan and said “Am so sorry for what i did to you, for all the pains i caused you, it was never intensional. I just want to let you know that have always loved you and all i wanted was peace of mind”
“And you find that with him?” Jordan asked.
I was lost on the answer to give. Truthfully, my mind is always at peace with kelvin but knowing fully well of Jordan’s hot temper, I could not bring myself to think of what would happen if i should admit to my feelings for kelvin, before Jordan. I looked back at kelvin and i saw the love i could not deny. I knew the answer to Jordan’s question but i could not voice it out, since i was not sure of Jordan’s point exactly.
“Dont be scared to admit to the feelings you have for him Nancy. Do you find happiness with him?” Jordan asked again, with all seriousness.
I held my clutch close to my chest and swallow hard as i slowly noded.
“Say it Nancy! Voice it out” Jordan shouted and i found myself screaming “Yes!”.
Not considering Jordan’s feelings, i pointed at kelvin and shouted “Yes! With him, i find happiness and peace of mind. Something i never had with you”
I did not know where the bravery came from but i found myself panting heavily after screaming my reply.
Jordan moved closer to me and held me with my shoulder. I did not know what he was up to but i knew with kelvin around, i was safe.
***
“You are all have ever wanted but when i had you, i misused my chances.Your love, your care and to be with you is my everyday desire but love is not suppose to be a burden.I love you so much that i am now an addict and when you walked out on me that very day, my world crumbled Nancy.I thought it was the end for me but i was determined to make you pass through hell with your new lover.I thought the right thing to do is to pay you back for the heart break you caused me.This made me attack kelvin when he came for your car.I threw a fist at him but he did not retaliate. Instead he told me he came in peace and this gave me the urge to listen to him with a determined heart.
To cut the long story short, after kelvin’s lengthy statement, i realised my mistakes, i realised i am not worthy of this love i wanted so much.I vowed never to give up on you but he made me realise that This is suppose to be LOVE not WAR. If you derive no happiness in the love we share then why not let go peacefully if i truly love you like I claim.This is difficult to admit but Nancy, Kelvin is a real man but if he should ever make you cry, i will surely treat his fuckup.
Today let the earth and sky be my witness baby.Am not letting go because of Kelvin’s words but am letting go because i love you and i will always do.Nancy, please accept this friend request from Jordan”
Jordan said and stretched his hand out to me.I could not believe my ears and the words i heard.I looked at Jordan and i saw tears forming in his eyes.The love i felt was out of this world. I was his first love and he was mine as well.I knew how difficult it was for him but him letting go of me peacefully because of the love he had for me got me emotional. I jumped into Jordan’s arm and cried for the love we shared.Jordan patted my back and told me everything would be fine but i could tell he was trying to hold back his tears as he sniffed continuously.
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“Dont keep a gentle man waiting” Jordan said as he released me from his arm. That was when i remembered that kelvin’s proposal was still hanging.I took off my heels and sprinted to kelvin like a child.He took me into his arms and lifted me off my feet.I was the happiest girl in the world at that moment. Kelvin put me down and said “I knew you would always deny your feelings because of Jordan, now miss I Want You To Marry Me”.Kelvin got on one kneel and brought out the ring.I excitedly stretched out my hand and jumped happily as he put the ring on me.Kelvin came for my lips immediately he wore the ring on me.At first i was shy because of Jordan’s presence but i eventually got lost in our world.In between the kiss i wished my family was here to watch the whole drama.Kelvin released my lips and said “have got a surprise for you”.He shouted “SURPRISE!” and I could not help but scream “OMG!” when i saw my family.
“Did they just see us kiss?”
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From a not so far angle, khole and Mi mom ran toward me with Khole shouting my name all the way.My mom enveloped me in a tight hug immediately she got to me, i could not help but appreciate her for always been there and not making me miss a mother love.”I never knew you are a good lips sucker little sis” Khole said, interrupting my hug with mi mom.Mi mom released me from the hug and hitted khole playfully while i shyly
covered my eyes with my hands.”Yea, shes a great kisser” Kelvin said teasingly and we all laughed. “Congratulations to both of you” Mi mom said as she took turn to hugged kelvin and I.
“So you all tricked me?” I asked and khole said “This is just the beginning” with her wicked laughter.
“And I am part of the surprise as well” someone said from behind.
I quickly turned back and i saw Mi dad walking toward me with a beautiful bounquet.
“Woah!” I screamed as he came closer to me.”To my princess. Congratulations baby” Mi dad said as he handed the bouquet over to me.I happily collected the gift from Mi dad and hugged him.
“Congratulations and happy birthday sister inlaw” I heard another voice behind me and i released myself from Mi dad’s arm.
“You too?” I screamed as i saw Josh.He smiled and handed me a pretty rose flower.I hugged Josh and thanked him.
Just when I thought have had enough surprise for the day i heard a not so familiar voice shout “And to the most beautiful daughter inlaw in the world! I say a big congratulation and happy birthday”.
I turned to the direction the voice came from and suprisingly saw Kelvin’s mom doing some local dance from afar.”what?!! Even your mom is here?” I asked kelvin, but he only smiled as a response. As a sign of respect, i walked toward kelvin’s mom and met her half way.She hugged me so tightly and shower prayers on me.I felt nothing but love from her.Kelvin’s mom stretched out alittle box and said “For you dear, open it”.
I looked at kelvin to see if he would give me a clue of what could be in the box but he only looked else where.I gently opened the box and only saw a key in the box.I looked up at kelvin and his mom with confusion but none of them gave me a clue.
They all screamed “Surprise” and before i could say jack, i saw a brand new blue ROLL ROYCE speeding toward my direction.That was my dream car and i could identify it from miles away any day.
“OMG tell me this is a joke” I said as tears ran down my cheek.”Its is not my dear, this is a little gift from me”. Kelvin’s mom said and she enveloped me in a hug. Immediately the car was parked, i ran to it and jumped in excitement.I opened the door and surprisingly saw Jordan in my car.He smiled at me and said
“And i am suppose to be the last surprise of the day”.
” OMG Jordan, I thought you were gone?” i asked.
Jordan came down from the car and handed me a big teddy bear with the inscription “Jordan Cares”.
I hugged Jordan and thanked him before rushing into my car.While checking my car, my only wish was for my mom to be present and see her little girl been showered with love.I came down from the car and composed myself to present a thank you speech but all i could do was cry.Kelvin came to me and took me into his arm.
“Seal it with a kiss!!” khole said and others joined in. Kelvin bent to kiss me but i shyly looked away. Everybody continued to request for a kiss and i eventually gave in when kelvin covered me with his hand.
Music was played and the night ended on a happy mood.I went back home with the status of a wife to be, a happy girl and a brand new car!
****
The following day was sunday, i saw the need to thank God so i went to church early.I was on my way from church after service when Mi mom called to inform me that kelvin was waiting for me and I hurried back home.
I met kelvin and Mi dad chatting when i got back, i apologized for keeping kelvin waiting and took him to my room.
“Virgin Mary, you planned on sleeping in church?”
kelvin said immediately i closed the door.I told him yes and we both laughed.His words were ment to be a joke but the word Virgin caught my attention.”Maybe he thinks am a virgin” i thought and i felt the urge to tell kelvin about my s-x life with Jordan.
“Kelvin, Theres something i have to tell you” I said.
Kelvin focused his gaze on me and said “go on princess” I was alittle uncomfortable but i had to tell him.”Ehm i think its time you know that i am not the virgin girl you use to know” I found myself rushing the words out. “What?!!” kelvin exclaimed. “was it Jordan?” he asked and i noded.I knew the news was a sad one but i was not expecting him to take it too harsh.I looked at kelvin and all i saw was anger as sweat gathered on his forehead.
“You cannot do more than a dead fly!” we heard Mi mom shout from the livingroom, interrupting us. This followed by a loud word battle.
We both rushed to the livingroom and i got the shock of my life.This was the last person i expected to see. IT BEEN EIGHT GOOD LONG YEARS!
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Myself and kelvin rushed to the livingroom and i got the shock of my life. It been eight good years.
“Uncle mike…?” I murmured not sure if my eyes were deceiving me. He turned back to face me and that was when i confirmed what i saw.
My uncle rushed at me angrily and pointed a finger into my face as he said
“Look at you, look at yourself Nancy. You let this woman here control you. For more than eight good years now, you left your father house. Your home Nancy! And you feel comfortable living else where. Can’t you see that you are nothing but a b-----d? You think you parent will be proud of you wherever they are? Am sure my sister will be weeping over you. What do you think will….”
“Oh shutup Mike, you and i know you practically made her leave. You don’t have to make the innocent girl feel bad because of your greed. Am sure you are here for something, only heaven knows what. Probably you and your stupid wife has spent all the money my brother and his wife worked hard for and you are here just to save your hungry stomach. God punish the lunatic that let you into my house in the first place”
Mi mom shouted, interupting uncle Mike.
“Dont you ever refer to my wife has stupid” Uncle mike shouted back, as he rushed at Mi mom.
“And if i do? Call a spade a spade mike. Everybody knows that your wife is stupid” Mi mom shouted back and uncle mike almost attacked her.
Mi dad and kelvin rushed at him and held him back but i did not move an inch.
“Please mike, lets settle this amicably” Mi dad said has he held my uncle and led him to a chair.
After everybody had took their sit, i slowly settled in a chair.
“Now mike, tell me what do you want?” Mi dad said.
Uncle mike cleared his throat and said “Thank you for been a sensible man. To save our time i will go straight to the point. The point is that we all know that Nancy is my late sister’s only child and Nancy here is ripe for marriage. I am not here because of myself but because of the family. The family sent me here so that i will inform and warn your wife not to think that she can take all the money and items that will be paid on Nancy as bride price because according to custom and tradition, its belongs to the family of the child, i mean the two family, not one person.”
“I knew it! I knew you are here just for your selfish interest” Mi mom shouted and mi dad signaled to her to be calm.
Mi dad faced my uncle and said “Well Mike, have heard all that you have said and i want you to know that we do not intend to take a penny from Nancy’s bride price as well. Just maybe you do not know, i have enough to feed a nation. If you look closely, you will notice a young man in our mist. Am happy to inform you that he is Nancy’s husband to be and once a he is ready, we will come to the family house for the wedding rites”
Uncle mike fixed his gaze on kelvin and he said in a loud voice ” I think i know you.. Yes! Are you not the house boy that worked for us back in the day? Osanubua! Heavens save me from disgrace! Nancy, after all this years, after all the good and classy upbringing, you are ending up with a slave boy! A slave boy! How will he be able to afford the long list? Tell me how?”
I did not utter a word, i wanted to face my uncle and tell him that the slave boy of yesterday is the president son but i decided to shock him with the news later.
“I have heard enough from you! Am sure people like you know nothing about love, anything you do is just because of your greed. Now leave my house before i loose my temper” Mi mom shouted and uncle mike rose to his feet. Uncle mike promised thunder and brimstone as He left the the house. He did not stop to shout until he entered the Hilux he brought and zoomed off. I recognized the car as one of my mom’s favourite.
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We returned to the livingroom immediately Uncle Mike left. Mi mom apologized to Kelvin and promised to handle the situation while mi dad told me not to worry about a thing. I could not help but feel lucky to have a family. Kelvin thanked my foster parents and took his leave few minutes later.
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I was not able to talk to kelvin about my virginity status because of uncle Mike’s interference so i decided to call him later in the night for better explanation. I called Kelvin’s line repeatedly, the line went through but he did not accept my call. At first i thought he might be bussy but when i sent him an Sms and he did not reply, i concluded that he might be asleep. I said my prayer and was about to sleep when my phone started to ring. I rushed at my phone thinking it was kelvin but it ended up to be a call from Jordan. I accepted the call and said “Hello”.
“Did you tell kelvin that i took your Virginity with force?”
Jordan said immediately i accepted his call without responding to my greetings.
“Oh My God” I murmured as i remembered how mad kelvin was when i told him. I really never expected him to take it that far.

To be continued..

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