If you’ve not read Nothing Like Love, I advise you read it first.
© Kefas Lorrenta (Blair)
Story so far…..
Tare a poor girl with ambitions of making it in life fell in love with a son of a business tycoon. Richard never believed in anything like love,he rather flings who take turns in warming his bed.
The story took another turn when the ever cute Richard fell inlove with Tare…how would their love story look like?Is it possible for a flirt to change completely without been enticed by his past deeds? care to find out ?
Tare took a glance at her diamond wristwatch.it seemed she was running late.she needed to pick her 2years old daughter from school,she smiled as she remembered who had gotten it for her.It was a present from her husband years back when she had said yes to him in a garden he had taken her to…
All that were beautiful memories she never wanted to forget. She was greatfull to her creator who had given her the best husband she could ever ask for,caring understanding and romantic.
Back to the present she made a mental note to call her sweatie pie’ as she fondly call him.She had loads of work on her desk and couldn’t pick pearl from school.
Hi sweatie pie’ She spoke to the phone once she heard his musculine voice’..the voice that could make her fall over and over for him.
Love’…missing me already? …Richard said sweaty.
Nah…nah. .don’t get it all wrong am not.
Supposing you weren’t too stubborn I wouldn’t mind coming to have a quick romance you know?
Tare laughed at the sound of that.It was a fun thing working with her hubby but not when he started the office romance thing…she had to put an halt to it.
sweatie pie..not now okay? are you less busy,it time to pick pearl from school’
She said glancing at her wristwatch’
Their daughter had just started school and they didn’t trust people enough to pick her from school’
I thought of that too love..I will be there in a minute okay?
Thanks sweetie pie’
She blew a kiss to him and ended the call.
Mrs Yakubu,how are you feeling today?
Am not bad doctor. Please can I ask you for a favour?
What’s it ? the doctor asked adjusting his spectacles.
Please call me Sarah’.
Please doc,I will appreciate it.
Okay. .he noded in affirmative.
So tell me what the latest development?
I feel natural. .I don’t think of him anymore.Have learnt to accept my loss and move on.If only have done this earlier I wouldn’t have lost my family’ …they all abodoned me. I wish had been a good mother to my daughter Mitchell’…but I let my weaknesses take the better of me.
You are going to help me sarah…and yourself too by not taking blame for anything’.It will help you heal faster.
Richard tiptoed to the kitchen and held Tare by her waist. .
Hi honey pie’
Love…What’s this aroma am percieving?
It marshed potatoes and egg..I will soon be done.
It’s so enticing. .can’t wait.
Excuse me he said and tucked his ringing phone out of his pocket.
Hi dad..what? why. .she’s here.cant it wait till tomorrow? fine owk.
Was that dad? Tare asked immediately he dropped the phone.
Yes love..he wants to see us now and is urgent
Oops…dinner is almost ready..
Am sorry love,we’ll eat dinner over there.
Wow…isn’t this too much? is just a family dinner.
Is it? should I change the outfit.
Tare wore a pink gown that clung to her body like a second skin complementing her endowment.
No love..you might waste another hour or two’..but you look extremely gorgeous.
Thanks sweatie pie’
He carried pearl while she walked behind them.
good evening mum..they both greated.
Son have missed you’..and Tare you look too beautiful tonight.
Thank you mother’
I can see Richard is taking care of you..
Richard beamed with smiles..sure mum.
She took her granddaughter from Richard
You both rarely visit,and you won’t bring my granddaughter to spend time with me..
We are sorry mum..it just our busy schedules. Richard said’
But we’ll make it up to you..Tare added.
That’s the silly excuse you both make…when are you going to make it up? A thousand years to come?
Mother…Richard said teasingly’
I don’t have your time son,all I want is for you to let my baby spend time with me…is it too much to ask?
Fine let me call your father’
she headed upstairs with pearl.
Am sorry for this impromptu meeting. .but it can’t wait till tomorrow.
What’s the matter dad?
The company branch at Abuja is falling’..the manager stole a huge amount of money without my knowledge.
What? you mean Dankaro temipo did that?
Yes son..that’s why have called for you.As we speak he has been imprisoned.
So how do we come in? Richard asking growing impatient
Have thought of it and decided to send you over there…atleast you are capable and can help the company stand to it feet again.
Dad I can’t do that.I can’t leave my wife.
Richard’..see reasons with me.I don’t think I can trust anyone soon son.
I can’t dad..my family means the world to me,I don’t want to be away from them.
Am not asking you to leave your wife and daughter,it only temporary. ..so things would work out fine.After that you will have them all to yourself.
Am sorry dad..we have to take our leave now.
He stood up immediately and Tare followed him reluctantly with pearl.
That drive home was what Tare called the worst she had ever had with Richard’…the car was as quiet as a graveyard..
She thought of what to do as her mind played the discussion they had with her fatherinlaw and father’
Her phone vibrated and it was a message from her dad’
“please convince him”
We need to talk..
Talk about what? Richard said feigning ignorance.
Come of it,we both know you aren’t good at pretending.
Is there anything to talk about. ..think of it,our marriage is still young for us to be far from each other.
Abuja isn’t far..you can always come home every weekend. Think about dad,just do this for him please.
Am tired of dad telling me every now and then what to do,am no longer that child who is scared of his dad decisions. .am a grown man now. I know what we neeed.
Please..if you can’t do this for him then do it for me.
I guess you have nothing reasonable to say.
He left her standing all by herself.
Tare sighed in frustration as she pulled the duvet over her body…Richard hadn’t come to bed,he was still mad at her.She knew what that meant..he was definitely sleeping in the guest room.
The next morning she woke up as early as 5.am to prepare their breakfast. .
Good morning Richard said lazily’
Morning sweatie pie..sit up and have your breakfast.
Wow…breakfast in bed,he said and sat up.
Yeahh…are you still mad at me?
I knew this was a bribe. .am not anymore.
Are you for real? does that mean you’ll go?
Yeah if that will make you happy’
Thanks sweatie pie’
She hugged him tenderly’
Just when their heads were inches apart Tare shifted..
You are forgetting something. ..you haven’t brush today..
You should have thought of that before coming here dressed like this.He pointed at the transparent nightie she wore.
Dont tell me…
Tare was cut short with Richard’s lips in hers..
Baby please calm down.
don’t baby me..for how long ehn? I keep hearing nothing is wrong with us, then what happening? why can’t I get pregnant.
There’s a reason for everything. ..we can’t give up,we’ll keep trying.
Am tired honey…am tired of people saying I used my womb to get wealth’..if only they understand what am going through.
Can you just hear yourself. .it just 3years and you are giving up on us already?
I just don’t know what to do anymore….she broke down in tears.
Do you think God is punishing me for abandoning my mother? I feel so guilty. I shouldn’t have given up on her.
Stop blaming yourself. .you made a mistake doesn’t mean things can’t change. .we can go back for her whenever you are ready.
I don’t think I can ever face mother again. ..I just can’t not with the guilt I feel.
You will and whenever you are ready…we’ll go together.
Useless thing…how dare you Betty…After everything have done for you..
Am sorry vanessa,I just couldn’t. .the man is advanced. He can even be my granfather.
Will you shut the hell..you are talking like a Virgin…You’v been doing this for 2years yet still acts like an innocent brat. Do you know what your stupidity has caused me? Vannesa shouted in rage.
sorry for yourself…this gonna be your last chance if you blow it I will make your life a living hell’
She threw a magazine to her…
That’s the anaul magazine of T..High.A friend of mine gave me today,I was told the branch manager had been sacked and would be replaced in due time….The boss’s son would be in charge this time around ..so I heard.They are very wealthy…don’t fall for him,just destroy him.
She left leaving Betty with her thoughts’
I would get back at them..that happiness they enjoy is going to crumble before their own very eyes’….Vanessa thought aloud
Doctor how long does it take to get a divorce?
Sarah..you don’t have to think of a divorce..can you divorce a man you haven’t seen for ages.Before any divorce can be accepted in the courth,it has to be signed by your husband.
But doc,this should make me have greater chances..you know very well he hasn’t contacted me for ages. .he might be married or dead.
Don’t say that again sarah’..I suggest you should put your past behind you and move on.Better still get something doing. .I don’t think the money your daughter left you will keep you for eternity.
I didn’t mention that doc..besides who will employ a lady like me?no experience and an insane woman.
you are no longer insane. .stop saying negative things about yourself.
I’ll find one for you even if it a little pay..atleast it will keep your mind off things.
Thank you doctor.
You are very much welcomed.
Betty couldn’t keep her mind off what vanessa had told her…she had always sold her body to men to please vanessa..they both needed the money but she was the preaty one among them with the shape men could die for. .
Life haven’t treated her well at all,orphaned at a young age she had gone through alot..
She had met Vanessa at the point of death..vanessa had been a saving grace..but why was she so intreasted in this client of thiers’
She flipped through the pages of the magazine till she found him
“Richard Ayiba-emi”.the handsome artist she had been crushing on for years. Could he be the one?
To be continued