Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Judas the betrayer episode 15

...He looked like a man out for a kill. I jolted and woke up with that. Beads of sweat soaked my body and my bed, I was petrified. Wedding plans for Nelly and Paul kicked off and guess who would be the chief bride's maid? your guess is as good as mine. We went shopping and bought all the things for the wedding. Everything was expensive but Paul didn't budge, he gave us money so liberally I was wondering if it were just the money from Shell he was using for the wedding. Then I learnt his community of friends were a group of money reeling lads. One of his bosses had promised to grant him a Class A wedding ceremony, since colleagues from the company were going to be
present. That also meant he had to spend without
worries as he would certainly make over ten folds of whatever he'd spent. I was by Nelly's side all the time until the wedding day. Meanwhile, Vincent had been on my neck to come visit him again. I told him I had to be around for Nelly's wedding. He had to wait until after the wedding and I'd be all his. He didn't like the idea but seemed to have no other choice.
On the eve of the wedding, after we had retreated to
our hotel rooms Nelly had insisted we slept in the
same room and I liked the idea, since I'd have the
chance to find out from her why it didn't work out
with Vincent. The very thing we'd never had the
chance to talk about again, one that had left me in trepidation of the future.
I had barely left the shower when she came in. Nelly looked tired and needed to take a bath and rest. I told her and she admitted and went straight to the shower. I
changed into my nightie and started watching the TV. It was a reality show. I was almost engrossed when my phone rang. It was Charles He was at the bachelor's Eve party and was wondering why I wasn't there. I told him I wanted to rest and prepare for the day.
"So do you mind me coming over to pick you up?" He asked. Charles was just irresistible but I needed time to talk
to Nelly. I didn't notice Nelly step out of the bathroom. She grunted to announce her presence. I turned to look at her amidst my indecision and she winked and nodded her head. Conspiracy! I made a jeering face at her.
"Hello! I'm still here." Charles's voice twittered from the other end. "Oh, okay. But I wouldn't want to stay out for long." I
replied and heard a muffled "yes" on the other end. In a few minutes he had arrived and was poking his head round the door. I had dressed up and went to join him. We went down and into his car then drove off. We drove around town idly, buried in a very deep conversation. When we got to Kamenza Park, he parked and asked for a walk. I obliged, after all he was fun to be with. He held my hand as we walked through the brilliant park with fountains and flowers and lights everywhere. Music crooned from the speakers hidden at strategic parts of the park. Other couples had either sat of strolled around the park. We found a free
casted seat and sat down.
"Do you like this place?" He asked. "Sure," I searched around with a thin smile at the corner of my lips. "It's so romantic I must confess. I hate to be here." "You do? I can't believe you just said that." He shot me an incredulous stare. "Who doesn't like romance?"
"Maybe me." I chuckled. "Well, it would have been
perfect if I had come with my boyfriend." He smiled and looked away briefly. "Yeah, Nelly told me you have a boyfriend. So where is he?" "I don't wanna talk about him," I snapped. "So what do you wanna talk about?" "Just anything else, maybe you if you don't mind." "There's only a little about me that you don't know. I think I've told you all." He folded his arms. "Hmmm? Sure? No girlfriend, fiancée, or even a crush?" He smiled. "I'm just a young man who's in love with a woman and doesn't know how best to tell her." I laughed on top of the voice. "Who's this girl? Come on, just go
ahead and tell her. Look at you, she might just be
waiting for you to open up." "You think so?" He asked and I nodded. "Well she told me in the middle of a conversation she is in a relationship and since thenceforth..." "There's nothing. So long as she ain't married yet, anything can happen. That's women for you, trust me." "Nomsa, I'm in love with you." I lost the rest of my words as he cut in and continued. "I don't know how you
feel about this but it's the truth." I was lost for words and began to pick my fingers. He held my face and stared into my eyes.
"I... I'm sorry but it's not possible..." I refused to look at him, "I told you I'm in a serious relationship..."
"Are you now contradicting yourself?"
I was short of words again, "look Charles, we're not supposed to be here. Can you take me back to the hotel now Please?..." Before saying anything something happened...
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