In The Dark “A Story Of Love, Betrayal And Survival” – Episode 41
n 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.
“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.
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.
“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!
“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…..
To be continued