Tuesday, 7 February 2017

STORY: BEAUTIFUL BELINA (Episode 36)

My expectations were
dampened but not so much cos d person I saw was welcome. Deji had been discharged from d hospital on Saturday but b4 he left I had given him tips of what to do during his spare time. He had been scheduled to come thrice a week.
He
looked s smashing & I
gazed at him with a smile on my face.
“u were not expecting me right?” he said & I knew he had caught my earlier facial expression. I smiled at him
embarrassed
“Not really.How are u doing young man? u look exceptional”
I said meaning it.
“Yeah yeah, my life has changed. I am better than fine cos my
memory is back”,he said almost yelling & my eyes opened wide. I was out of my seat in an instant & I started asking technical
questions & when passed d test, we both laughed happily. He brought out a cheque & stretched it towards me but I refused
without even checking d amount. We argued for a while but he later hands down when he saw that I stood my grounds. We chatted for a while & when he left, I was smiling,
very happy for him
*TWO WEEKS LATER*
I threw my pen on d table furiously & hissed. I hadn’t been able to
concentrate at all thinking about Richard. It was like he was tactfully dodging me
cos I did not cross his
path once. I had wanted to go to his office many times
but I thought better of it but now, I wasn’t finding it funny. Everyone &everything makes me angry & I could not focus at all,
even music did not seem to wipe out d feeling of emptiness I felt so I decided to remedy d situation by
taking away d fa├žade &
doing what my heart
dictates.
I left my office & got to
my secretary’s desk. “Joke,pls postpone any
engagement I might have 4 d next one hour, I need to get somewhere. If there is an emergency,u
can call me”, I said.
I was about getting to
Richard’s office when my brain started bugging me with d fact that I should not be doing this but I was
past caring. I saw his
secretary & greeted her,
“hello Tolani, how are u doing?” I asked to sound casual.
“I am fine Miss Belina”, she responded.
“Pls is Doctor Richard
in? I need to see him
urgently”, I said hoping to get a positive response
“Yes, he is. Wait let me
inform him” she said
picking d intercom
“NO. Please don’t. I want it to be like a surprise visit,pls”
“Aaahh,pls o, I might
get into trouble. He has
been so harsh on everyone recently & I don’t want to lose my job”
“Don’t worry, he won’t do anything like that, I
promise”,without
waiting for a reply, I went to d door & knocked. I heard d familiar voice say come in, a little above d
normal but I entered. The sight of him made me forget all I wanted to say but he was not looking at me, his eyes were on d books on his table
“Yes?” he said without
taking his eyes from d
books.
I took a deep breath &
said, “Richard” His head
jerked up instantly & his
blue eyes pierced into my soul. I was shaking there,not knowing what to say so I looked at my hands &said whatever came to my
mind.
“Richard, I know I have
offended u & I am
sorry. I should not have said what I said but I just could not imagine myself falling for a man so I tried to push u away with my words. I
know u have been
avoiding me & u should cos what I said is bad, it is very bad but I
can’t concentrate, I have been trying to work but I just can’t, I… I…” I stopped unable to continue. My eyes
were wet & I just wanted to run out of there but I noticed a finger raise my head up & I was surprised that he was already at my front. We stared into each other’s eyes & I just wanted him to hold me close cos my heart was pounding wildly. I don’t know who
moved forward between d two of us but I noticed that d space between us
had thinned & all I
wanted was to have him kiss me. He bent his head forward like he read my thoughts & closed his lips against mine. I was totally
lost & when we finally
broke off some minutes later, he placed his head against mine & looked into my eyes.
“u don’t know just how long I have wanted to kiss u, heart. I love u so much”, he said
“I love u too with all my
heart Richard”. He kissed me again. After d kiss,we just held on to each other & seemed to melt into one another
We went to d couch in his office &there, I explained everything that happened with Kelvin,my mum,
everything & he was so
sympathetic. He promised never to hurt
me but respect me always.
He then went forward to explain everything about his family,mother,love life
especially his affair with Tonia & how it had
become his nightmare after her supposed death & I felt his pain. I remembered that I had felt he had a dark
side but I never imagined something as serious as that. He apologized for keeping away &said that he wanted to give me time to get over what I was going through & that he had climbed d steps severally on his way to my office but had returned back after a 2nd thought.We kissed,laughed & by d time my phone
started ringing,I discovered that I had spent 3hrs with him.


TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW.
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