[STORY] Just us(A short story) (episode 1-5)


Episode 1

I watched my lover board the plane that morning to Ukraine,he had just gotten a scholarship to study medicine. I was happy for him but my heart was hurting. ..how was I going to cope without my Dav! have known him all my life,our relationship had developed from best friend’s to lovers.But now he was leaving, many questions I had no answers to ran through my mind. ..what if he forgets me? will our relationship work out? Though he had promised me nothing will change but I just couldn’t help it.Until I felt a gentle touch on my shoulder, I didn’t realise have been crying! the guy was offering me an handkerchief,I just couldn’t think properly.
Later at night,my beloved Dav called and informed me he had settled down.we had a lengthy talk while I cried almost all through the call.It took Dav’s soothing voice to calm me down. ..

Days turned to weeks,and weeks into month until it happened.

I was on my way from the grocery store when I had an accident. The next thing I recalled was finding myself in an hospital bed.Everything changed when I regained consciousness. I had lost my phone and everything detail about Dav was gone. His family had relocated weeks back so there was no one to give me his contact.

Everything changed about me,I became reserved and pushed everyone away from my life!

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Episode 2

Nita mother yelled..I could hear her voice even if she were at the gate.I needed no one to tell me Pere had reported me again! I was sick and tired of this arranged relationship.It was something I had to do to save the relationship I had with my mother. But Pere couldn’t keep to himself,it’s like mother herself is involved with whatever goes on between us.

Why didn’t you accept pere’s propisal? she yelled bringing me back from my thoughts.

Nothing’

How was I going to explain to her how I was beaten by pere because I refused to sleep with him.Only for him to come back minutes later with a ring to propose.

You better start talking. .before I do something I might regret

Am not ready’..I said trying to calm her down but unfortunately it only worsen the situation at hand.

you are not ready? Your mates are getting married yet you say you are not ready at 25?jovita married last year,Eddy’s wedding is on Saturday. Even Mercy that spoilt brat is engaged. Have you forgotten I married your father at 19? This house will no longer contain the both of us if you don’t accept that propasal before the week runs out.

yes mother’ I breathed out even though I meant nothing have said.

Go and cook dinner’

I turned away before she could notice the unshed tears in my eyes’..I wasn’t going to marry pere,not when I still have my breath’

Before 8pm,mother told me Pere was in the living room waiting for me.My heart missed a bit at that statement.what will I do if he had come to propose in front of mother,I didn’t know what to do as I stood motionles in the kitchen while mother smiled triumphantly.
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David point of view

I never expected my coming back to would be this way..after been away for 8years.So much had changed,I could remember how I imagined this day to be..”perfect” with Nita hugging me just like the way she had done while I was going away’…it took might to pull her off me.Have missed her so much,just 2months after I left,her number was never reachable again. Her brother had told me she had started seeing someone else when I called him to ask what going on…how things change? just two months and she choose to throw away the love we once shared.

Have moved on,or maybe am lieng to myself. Have come back to for an award…I wouldn’t spend more than 2months before going back to Ukraine. I also intend asking Chimal to be my girlfriend the moment I get back,though I can’t call what I feel for her as love,but people say time changes everything

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Episode 3

Nita,am sorry for the way I reacted.I shouldn’t have forced you..baby please give me another chance.Pere breathed out leaving me totally confused.

Please say something. .Please. He added.

I needed know one to tell me mother was behind the curtains. I just had to say yes even though my heart was far from it.

okay…I said sadly”

Thanks baby,I promise you won’t regret this.

He opened his arms while I reluctantly went in,scared of mum’s reaction if I decline.

We had a little chitchat.He gave me a package (dinner gown) which he wanted me to wear for his award night the next day.Pere was a medical doctor,at 29 he was earning big but his problem was his temper which he couldn’t control.

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I tossed on my bed unable to get some sleep,I just couldn’t think straight. ..where was my life going? I couldn’t leave in pretence forever to please my mum and Pere. I decided to act fast as possible. I was going to Run away just when mum and Pere least expect. ..I needed to take charge of my life and happiness

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The next day, Pere picked me up by 5pm…I was clad in the red dinner gown he got for me,no doubt it was expensive. we had a matching outfit which made us look like couples made specially for the other.

you look take away’…I hope someone steal you away he teased..

I smiled,while he led the way to his black honda..

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Episode 4

Just as I had expected, the auditorium was filled with different categories of people that mattered in the society’.Pere introduced me to almost everyone in the building, I could see him smile from the praises he got from his friends.

I want to use the restroom I said just to have a breathing space.

okay baby, please don’t be long.

Instead of going to the restroom like have said, I went out of the auditorium to the parking lot.I needed fresh air and space from pere.

I rested my back on pere’s car as I thought of the possible way to escape from pere and my mum.I felt a musculine touch on my arm,frightened I turned to see David!

I was suprised,so many thoughts ran through my mind like when I saw him off at the airport, what was he doing here? how did he find me? when did he get back.

Benita…he said almost in a whisper.

David! I felt tears stream down stream down my eyes’,maybe the joy of seeing him again!

I didn’t know who made the first move, but we were soon in each others arms.

I missed you so much I said resting my head on his shoulder’

maybe I was carried away seeing my first love after so many years that I didn’t notice pere’s presence!.Before I could say jack’, pere had pulled me from Dav giving me two thunderous slap in a twinkle of an eye’.David was all over him pouncing and kicking him with full vigor.All I could do was scream at the top of my voice..

Dav please stop I beg of you’

Many people had gathered,creating a scene. Dav was pulled away from pere, shamelessly he stood up dragging me to follow him home.

She’s going nowhere with you….Dav said making me shiver’

And who the hell are you to tell me how to handle my girlfriend?

A thug like you don’t deserve Nita, I will see to it you don’t end up with her.

My head banged, I was confused seeing them exchange words.But I was happy for the first time someone stood up for me.

I will go home myself, I said to them and ran off.

I stood at the road waiting for a taxi but known came after about 10moninutes waiting’, a car pulled up beside me.

Get in,let me take you home please’..Dav begged.

I went in reluctantly..beside I was cold.The dinner gown I wore was sleeveless making the breeze have access to my body’

here you should wear this..Dav said putting his jacket over my shoulders.

No thanks. ..I said trying to hand it over’

Don’t be stubborn. .you will catch a cold, I don’t want you sick.I took it back from him,too tired to argue.

Few minutes later, we got to my gate…

Have a good night and take care of yourself’ he said and drove off sending fear to my spine if that would be the last time I set my eyes on him.

Not until I got inside, I noticed I was still on his jacket’…

I was expecting an angry mother…but I was surprised when she pulled me into her arms.

Am sorry’..am sorry my child for putting you in danger, you should have told me he was hitting you…I’v found out everything.

I tried to tell you mum, you never gave me listening ears’

Am sorry’…she said wiping my tears.

How did you find out? I asked when I had compised myself’

it was all over the news..how the event turned out bad.

Just then the door flew open and Pere walked in.

Mother…did you know what Nita did?

Stay away from my daughter’…

What? pere asked suprised.

I mean my every word,stay away from her..unless you will regret knowing me.

few minutes after David left she turned to me apologetically’

Am sorry dear,from now on I would not interfere in your decisions again.

Thank you mother’..I said as I clung to her’
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Last episode.
I stretched my hand lazily to my phone…the alarm had been ringing for a very long time. .but have been enjoying my sleep.Why shouldn’t I ? When Pere my nightmare was out of my life.I heard a gentle knock on my door and mother walked in.
Good morning mum…I said weakly’
Morning dear,how was your night?
I slept like a baby..I replied yawning’
Someone is here for you…she said smilling.
This early? I said seating up.
You are forgetting,you over slept today…it 10.am already’
My eyes flew to my wall clock to confirm what mum had said…I smiled weakly, it was my week off.,so I slept lazily. My job was a tiring one.
Is it big bro? I said jumping to my feet.My one and only bro was married and resides in P.H..he only visited on rare occasions even though p.h isn’t far from yenagoa.
No…come see for yourself’..mum said walking out.
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My eyes nearly jumped out of their socket when I saw him…my heart skipped a bit,making my feet tremble.
Nita am sorry for last night, the way I left and all’
Dav….I managed to mutter.i just couldn’t understand why he still affected me this much after many years’…
Am here to take you on a date. .are you free?
A date in the morning? I asked smiling’
I can’t wait till evening”…
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2years later…

Dav had relocated to ,he had his hospital while I was doing pretty well at my job…

Honey you know you aren’t been fair…we agreed on just 2kids remember. ..I asked my lovely husband Dav
And when did that happen? I want a football team”
Ha….then you will have to carry some kids in your tummy too..
Ha ha…he laughed while we played around the house like little children.

Remember distance is just a test for the time being.

The End.

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