No More Room For Love Episode 22
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His mother in law opened the door and ushered him in. She kept looking out and realized he came alone.
‘You didn’t come with your wife.’
‘She had no idea I came here Mum.’ Nectar said in reply to Catherine’s question.
‘Come in, hope all is well,’ She said while handing me a glass of juice.
Nectar had always admired Catherine so much. From what he heard from her Dad she has taken a lot of harsh treatments form Mr. Santa but still doesn’t want to leave him.
“I hope she forgives me for what i’m about to do.” I was in deep thought.
Catherine took another look at him and knew he wasn’t alright.
“Nectar, are you okay. You look lost. Is my daughter okay?” Catherine asked so worried.
‘Yes, mom, I just came to ask you for your permission for some other matter.’
‘Permission to do what.’ Catherine asked adjusting herself this time to look directly at Nectar. ‘Mom i’m tired of her attitudes. I can’t take it anymore.’ Nectar said slowly.
‘You mean Kate.’
‘Yes so i want a divorce. I believe she will jump to that since her ex fiancé is back in town and she has started seeing him again.’
‘What are you talking about Nectar?’
‘Mandy is out mom.’
‘OMG!’ Catherine said almost standing up. ‘And you feel threatened, is that it Nectar?’ Catherine asked calmly.
‘Already your daughter has no feelings for me, she disrespects me all the time and I just close my eyes and swallow her words. But what I can’t take is to look over my shoulder all the time, when she goes out wondering if she is meeting up with Mandy because i came to understand she is addicted to her ex. If it were just mere love, I could manage but not an addiction.’
‘So you want to let her go?’ Catherine asked sadly.
‘Yeah but I have much respect for you so please don’t stop me mom.’
Nectar tried to wipe the single drop of tear on his cheeks.
‘Are you sure that is what you want my boy.’ Catherine tried to confirm.
‘Not really, but I have nothing else to loose,’ he replied.
‘I don’t know what to say my son.’
‘Please forgive me and understand. I wished she were like you, so calm and understanding.’
Catherine watched him pour out his emotion with much honesty.
‘You have my permission but i’m always here if you need to talk.’ Catherine sighed with so much difficulty written on her face.
‘Thank you mom.’ He tried to smile but his emotions were all over the place.
‘Have you told my husband yet?’
‘Yes, he said he is fine with my decision and wouldn’t want Kate back in his house.’ Nectar narrated.
‘Thank you so much Nectar, let me know when to come in once she decides.’
‘Okay mom.’ Nectar sighed and asked permision to leave.
‘Hey Scottish gentle man how are you? And are you done drinking your life out.’ Kate said to Drake.
‘I would leave you two to talk.’ Matts said and cat walked out.
For a moment, Kate thought she saw a reaction from Matts, which surprised her but she quickly brushed it aside.
‘Kate i’m sorry. Hope I didn’t hurt you and Matts the last time you came over.’ Drake asked with regrets.
‘Oh, you have done more than that.’ Kate said trying to tease the poor boy obviously burning with love.
‘Please i’m sorry. I just can’t seem to forget you and I blame myself for this mess of a marriage I allowed you to sign up for.’
‘There we go Mr. Love.’ Kate teased.
‘I have loved you for a very long time even before we met.’ Drake said with his emotions almost failing him.
‘What do you mean before we even met because i’m sure I only met you the day I bumped into you.’
‘You don’t understand Kate.’ He muttered discreetly.
Kate sighed. ‘Anyway, Drake. I love you, but not like that. We can’t have anything aside our friendship.’
‘You are in a wrong relationship Katie. Let me help you.’
‘I’m where I have to be but if I ever leave here, i’m not sure I can end up with you. I love our friendship so i want it to stay that way. Because i don’t know the kind of life i would be giving to my children if i separate them from their father.’
‘Kate you know i can be a father to these children.’
‘No u can’t because you wanted me to abort this pregnancy before I could even tell you Nectar is the father of my children while Nectar on the other hand accepted responsibility at first hand, without even knowing he is the father.’ Kate frowned her face. ‘And that’s the difference between you two. How would you love them after wards, knowing you didn’t want them in the first place?’
‘What? Nectar is the father. How?’ Drake asked surprised.
‘Yes, he was the gentle man I slept with from the bar and fortunately, he happens to be the man Daddy wanted me to marry.’ Kate said honestly.
So you knew all this while and you kept it from us.’ Drake asked angrily now.
‘I didn’t want you three to start judging me.’ Kate confirmed.
‘When have we ever judged you? Please give me a chance to make this right. I love you to the extent I could kill for you.’ Draake finally said.
Kate then flared up even though his eyes were turning red and Kate was skeptical about his reaction. ‘Maybe you should kill yourself then.’
Drake must have really felt something strong for her to make him so weak and destroyed that way.
‘Drake, take it from me. I’m not capable of love anymore.’ Kate said instantly.
‘Lies, so what do you call what you were doing with Mandy in that bar. What could a married woman be doing with his ex in secluded places?’
Kate was taken by surprise. “How did he know about Mandy?” She said loudly in her own thoughts when Drake spoke up again.
‘Oh, you think I don’t know,’ Drake snapped when he saw the reaction on her face.
‘How dare you Drake! Were you spying on me? Who made you my bodyguard? Get out of my house.’ Kate was furious at that moment.
‘Oh really, i’m even on my way out of this house you call your own.’
‘Yes, go.’ Kate flared.
‘Keep parading yourself with that sick dude you call a husband. Mental illness runs in the family. I pity the innocent children you are bringing into this world but I pray they don’t inherit any mental ishh.’
‘Huh!’ Kate just slumped in the couch and she saw Matts rushing to her ignoring him. Drake walked away from her for a while.
‘I still recommend Doctor Sues.’ He banged the door so hard and walked out of the door.
That was my best friend, I tell him everything but because I don’t feel what he feels, he had the nerves to treat me awful. How did he even know about Nectars illness?’ Kate paused for a while and looked at Matt’s face with concern. ‘Matts did you tell him anything. I saw the way you were looking at each other lustfully earlier.’
‘Really, you are putting that on me now. I hardly knew the dude.’ Matts replied cheerfully.
‘I know you Matt’s.’
‘I love my brother and i’ve been keeping this secret long before you came along. Maybe you spilled the beans yourself. He is your best friend remember?’ Matts rubbed in with jealousy beaming from within her.
‘No, I would never do that and i’m sorry but i was Just so surprised with his words.’ Kate said with empathy.
‘Maybe Doctor sues told him.’ Matt’s said.
‘No doctor sues is a psychologist he recommended I see after I couldn’t take the betrayal from you and Mandy. I remember I wasn’t able to see her.’
Just then, Nectar walked in. Kate tried to avoid his gaze though she so much wanted to talk to him since he hadn’t been home for the past few days.
By the time they realized he had walked to them and handed an envelope to Kate .
‘Matilda help her read that incase she is too proud to read,’ he said and then walked upstairs. Kate and Matt’s looked at each other weirdly thinking about what is in the envelope.
‘Bring that, let me see what your dearest husband bought for you now.’
‘It’s mine so I should be opening. Matts and Kate kept tossing from one end to another like children.
Finally Matt’s allowed her to open the envelope.
Kate nearly collapsed on seeing the contents. Matts quickly grabbed it from her while holding her down.
‘A divorce? How? Why?’ Matts kept asking.
She left Kate on the couch trembling and went after him. Kate could hear them screaming at each other.
‘How dare you, was that why you side lined me for this past days. You think I would have you or another man break her heart again.’
‘Leave me alone.’ Nectar glared.
‘Be sensitive a little Saint, what is wrong with you. She has been through enough already and you’ve been there too so you should know better.’
‘I’ve also been through a lot too Matilda.’
‘You should know Katie didn’t chose to be that way herself but it took men like you to turn her into what she seems now so don’t add up to it and be man enough to take charge of your home.’
‘She hurt me Matilda.’
‘So you want to lose another child, no two children with that stunt you pulled out there. She could have miscarried and another blood will be on your head.’ Matt’s paused and stared at him. ‘You want that right. Keisha won’t forgive you.’
Matts kept talking whiles Nectar kept strolling with his hands in his pocket obviously furious.
As if Matts touched his nerves, he became so furious within himself and his eyes looked like he was ready to kill her right there.
‘How dare you bring my past out. I hate you for this Matilda. You want me to keep leaving with a woman who doesn’t respect me and whose heart belongs to another. What do you expect I do since her dearest addiction is back.’
Matt’s was saying when he cut her off.
‘For five months, I waited hoping she would come around, at least not to tell me she loves me but care a little about my well-being but she prefers riding all over town with his work and friends.’
‘So that’s your problem?’
‘That’s not even the issue but how do I contest with Mandela. From what I’ve learnt the last time she practically used me was they had one hell of a love story.’
‘So? That was her past Saint, get over it.’
‘She would never be mine, admit that Matts.’
‘I admit but I want you to reason for yourself. You think i’m in this house because I just don’t have a job or a place to stay?’ She contemplated for a while. ‘I came here because she cared enough to let me know your episodes have started again.’
Nectar gave Matt’s the, I don’t know what you are talking about gesture and Matt’s wasn’t bothered at all because she felt it was time for him to find out.
To be continued