🥀🌹💚 LADIES COMMON MISTAKES IN A RELATIONSHIP 🥀🌹💚
Naijalanded writer ✍️✍️
🥀💚🌹 EPISODE 22&23 🌿💚🌹
💚💚 EPISODE 22 💚🌹
Mariam walked into my room with a calm smile on her face. I really wasn’t happy seeing her that evening but i couldn’t deny her access into my room because she was like a sister to me even though i felt she no longer was watching my back.
“I’m just coming from Samuel’s room” she muttered as she sat on my bed. I carried my teddy bear, played with it and ignored her comment.
“I don’t understand you anymore, you are very obnoxious these days” she added. I scoffed and rolled my eyes,
“Oh please” i murmured, while she stared at me and shook her head,
“I can’t believe you are allowing Emmanuel to spoil the sweet relationship you enjoy with Samuel, think my dear, think! She cautioned as if she was my mother. I dropped my teddy bear and looked up at her seriously.
“Did Samuel tell you how he humiliated and almost hit me hours ago, simply because he saw Emmanuel arguing with me. Would i be arguing with Emmanuel if i was giving him the green light eeh? Abeg leave me jor, infact i’m tired of this relationship, i want to be left alone” i poured out bitterly, while she listened to my outburst attentively with both hands on her jaw. Her face coloured with disbelief and surprise.
“I can’t believe all i’m hearing, Mary i really do think you are under a strong influence, come on get a hold of yourself and put yourself in his shoes, wouldn’t you have assumed the worst?” she asked as she drew near and held my left hand.
“Seriously dear i don’t want to talk about this anymore, i want to forget about everything, only God knows my destiny, nothing i do can change it” i murmured seriously with pain in my heart. She shrugged and stood up in resignation.
“Good night dear friend, let me go and sleep jare” she murmured and left silently.
7AM THE NEXT DAY
I sang God’s praises as i prepared for 8am sunday mass. I woke up that morning very refreshed, bright, happy and in high spirit without actually knowing the reason.
I soon heard gentle knocks on my door as i arranged my hair. I quietly opened my door and held my breathe when i saw Samuel standing on my door-way and staring hopefully at me. I really wasn’t expecting him but i equally wasn’t surprised to see him. I knew he’d come to beg sooner or later.
I forced out a smile and made way for him to enter my room.
“Happy Sunday” i polietly greeted.
“There isn’t anything happy about this Sunday, anyway i came to apologize, i’m sorry for what happened yesterday, please forgive me” he atoned without looking at me, as if he was ashamed of what he was doing, which made me ignore him and continue with ‘my church preparation’.
“Baby please let’s not allow that guy or anything to come between us. I know i over-reacted yesterday and i do apologize for it” he added solemnly.
I turned, faced him, drew closer and held his hands,
“You said many hurtful things yesterday which got me thinking about our relationship, anyway i only have one question” i quietly murmured as i searched his face curiously,
“What is it my love?” he asked quietly. I breathed deeply and continued
“I know you hardly lie to me because i haven’t given you any reason to do such, now look me in the eyes and tell me you do trust me” i prayed. But my request as simple as it was, really drew out a little frown from his face. He instantly looked down and murmured something inaudible.
“Speak up dear and please look at me” i pleaded hopefully.
“Baby i can’t lie over such trifle request, please let’s settle our differences first. We can talk about this subject later” he answered quietly while my face instantly fell.
“There is no relationship without love, no love without trust, i can’t continue with this till you start to trust me again. I suggest you go back and build your trust” i requested calmly with a little confidence and air.
“What!” he exclaimed loudly in disbelief and total shock. The fire in his eyes sparkled like a burning dry bush. I instantly backed away in order not to get burnt by his fury.
“I’m off to church” i said quietly as i backed away from him. He quickly held me strongly, hit his head twice with his left hand and bit his lips as he struggled with himself.
“You brought happiness into my life, now you are taking it away” he accused,
“Is that what lovers do to each other eeh?” “why are you doing this to me, why are you behaving like a fusspot? are you now doubting my love? Please don’t turn me into a bitter person” he prayed sorrowfully.
I instantly felt guilty, terrible and remorseful. I snatched my hand from his grasp and sat on my bed, covering my face with my palms.
“You know sometimes our faith is tested with tempting issues, please don’t let our relationship crumble over this little problem. I could have walked away, cried my heart out and forgotten about you but i didn’t. I easily could have waited for you to apologize, but instead i buried my pride and did the opposite. My dear what more prove do you seek concerning my love” he poured out solemnly while my heart and eyes melted.
He knelt by my side and slowly placed his head on mine, breathing heavily as he waited for me to say something.
“Alright i have heard you. Let’s continue like we used to. We both had a terrible dream yesterday that’s all, let’s forget about it” i murmured and held him tightly.
He said nothing, his happiness overwhelming him. He was a boy so much in love with me, with a kind of passion which could make any guy stupid.
Anyway i was very glad to still have him under my control.
Days passed by without Emmanuel showing up nor disturbing my life. I knew perhaps he kept away because he had a very demanding Job.
Samuel and i used the opportunity to work on our relationship.
He was always by my side as if he was my shadow. I felt he still was very suspicious and doubtful about my loyalty, but i pretended not to notice. But what happened on Monday, a week later was something i wouldn’t forget in a hurry. It was the day my past and present met and fought for supremacy.
A day Samuel and Emmanuel confronted each other in my room.
The earth shook, my head ached and my heart bled.
Oh what a terribly day it was!
🌹💚 EPISODE 23 🥀💚
SATURDAY EVENING, Days later at HOME
“A young man came here yesterday with his mum asking for your hand in marriage. He looked very serious and asked some prying questions like our culture demands” mum said to me after evening meal.
“A young man?” i asked with surprise.
“Yea he called himself Emmanuel, a very good friend of yours” mum added. I rolled my eyes and shook my head.
“So what did you and dad say to him?” i asked inquisitively.
“We answered some of his questions and promised to get back at him after hearing your opinion. He then left his phone number and promised to visit within two weeks. He behaved nicely, but dear every decision is yours to make, moreover we ain’t in a hurry to get you married. By the way do you actually know the young man??” mum explained and asked with a sweet smile.
“Yea i do know him, but i still have more years ahead before thinking of marriage” i replied hotly.
“Calm down dear, like i earlier said we your parents aren’t desperate to get you married. Your dad will call and notify him” she assured me. I smiled happily,
“Thanks mum” i murmured and hugged her. But i really was no fool not to notice that she really liked him. The way her eyes beemed as she described him, displayed her mind like a chalk-board.
“Don’t worry i know you will like Samuel much more” i assured her in my mind.
I travelled back to school on Sunday with Emmanuel’s issue weighing heavily on my mind. Emmanuel really came back fully prepared for me. His actions showed it all. But i had an obligation towards Samuel which i wasn’t ready to betray even if i wasn’t feeling strongly for him the way i used to.
Just like my mum promised, Dad called and informed Emmanuel of my decision earlier that Sunday before i left the house, but the smile on his face after the phone call weakened me.
“The young man said he is willing to wait forever can you imagine?” dad announced with a shrug, making my heart skip a beat.
I however told Samuel everything that happened at home without mincing words when we were together later in the evening. He just kept quiet for a while, shook his head sadly and bit his lips.
“That sneaky fool” he cursed. I rolled my eyes, held his left hand and smiled at him reassuringly,
“Don’t let it bother you dear, i’m already handling the situation” i said sweetly, but he simply scoffed, made to say something, controlled himself and breathed deeply as he stared at me.
“Can i have his phone number and please don’t say know” he murmured a bit coldly. I shrugged took his phone and entered Emmanuel’s phone number in it.
“I don’t know if he still uses it. It’s the phone number he used as a student” i explained.
With a dry smile he took his phone, left the room and returned five mintues later with a weird look.
“‘Your Emmanuel is coming here by 11am tomorrow” he said quietly. My heart instantly jumped, but i quickly composed myself wondering what he was up to.
11:30am the next day. I sat between Samuel and Emmanuel in my room with a heavily coloured face.
I really didn’t believe Samuel could have the mind nor morale to invite Emmanuel in such manner and i equally never dreamt i would ever find myself in such unpleasant position.
If i had the power, i would have disappeared that moment, but i lacked such powers and so had no choice than to sit it out.
So loudly my heart pounded, so nervously i shook inside and so weakly i awaited my fate. But to my astonishment, Emmanuel just sat comfortably with a quiet smile on his face as he stared at us.
He looked very relaxed, calm and calculative.
“I had to lie and abandon my work just to get here due to the respect i have for you Mary and not because of the insultive tone and manner your so called boyfriend used in inviting me. Please i didn’t come here for a child’s play, so you guys better be serious” he said, breaking the silence between us.
My dear Samuel instantly stood up, and stared at him with contempt and hatred.
“Thanks for honouring my invitation. I invited you only for one simple reason which is to tell you in Mary’s presence to back off and leave her alone. She’s now my girl and i will forever fight for her interest and defend her. We may not have this opportunity again” he explained seriously with fire in his eyes.
Emmanuel simply scoffed, sighed and stood up.
“Is that all?” he asked, “you really have tried, thanks for trying to be a man” he muttered with a sneer, bent by my side and pecked me, before i even realised his intention. I instantly stared at him with shock and disbelief.
Samuel however was more than shocked. There was fire in his eyes as his fury rose.
The insultive calculative reply he got from Emmanuel coupled with the provocative peck he saw him give me, totally outraged and dis-organised him. Instantly turning him into a beast.
Without thinking he reached out, grabbed Emmanuel by the collar, and jerked him violently.
His action tore Emmanuel’s shirt, who instead of retaliating, smiled and shook his head.
“What’s the need in being so violent??” “incase you are not aware, better know this moment that i have much more claim over Mary than you ever will. I guess she’s yet to gist you about our dirty secrets. So my boy fighting over a woman will only send you to your grave pretty quick instead of helping you prove a point. Don’t ever dare touch me again, i’m not your mate. Mary is my wife whether you like it or not, it’s just a matter of time” he muttered, while Samuel stared at him furiously.
“You are just a shoe cleaner my boy, so better learn” he added insultively, before trying to leave. But Samuel couldn’t bear the insult any longer. He pushed him so violently that he landed on my bed and almost hit his head on the wall close by.
I clearly saw what Emmanuel was successfully doing, he was purposely provoking Samuel, but i couldn’t figure out what he planned to achieve with it.
Samuel however, expecting a retaliatory move from him, quickly grabbed a small kitchen knife lying on my reading table, making me fetch my strength and jump out of my bed.
“Samuel have you gone crazy or what? Drop that knife” i instantly barked, throwing myself at him, but unluckily he misunderstood my action and stared at me murderously
“Jeez so Mary you are now defending him, i have been the fool all along” he ranted with a raised hand which still held the kitchen knife.
I swallowed hard as i stared at him, totally disappointed. I never knew a gentle boy like him could ever turn into such an obnoxious fellow.
I sighed left my room and rushed to the general balcony, intending to clear my head there. Surprisingly Samuel followed me, breathing heavily as if he ran after a moving car.
Emmanuel also left that moment, even though i didn’t see him leave. My head really was fully heated up like a dynamite waiting to explode. I was totally upset with Samuel.
“Mary” he called out and grabbed me from behind. I instantly turned and faced him with anger.
“It’s over” i muttered coldly,
“What!” he gasped with disbelief.
“I’m dead serious, our relationship is officially over” i repeated,
“Oh Mary” he tried to protest, but i instantly freed myself from his grasp, rolled my eyes and moved to the other end of the balcony,
“Please don’t ever Mary me again, the decision has been made” i murmured coldly,
“No no no, i can’t take this, i can’t survive this, i’m sorry for going over the line, please forgive me” he apologised profusely, holding me again.
“I know we both are going to suffer over this, but it’s best for us, focus your heart on your upcoming degree exams, Perhaps things will get better for us before you are done with it” i said coldly.
“Is it a crime to defend and fight over what is rightfully mine?” he asked anxiously
“Yea it’s a crime to fight over destiny, whatever is written for us can never be changed, even if you fight a thousand times” i replied and ran back to my room.
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