No More Room For Love Episode 26
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‘Stacy who is chasing you. Is there a problem?’ Kate asked Stacy who just barged into her office without any notice.
‘Miss i’m sorry,’ Stacy apologized looking around as if she lost something.
‘Stacy you can go!’ Kate raised her head up from her pile of work and realized she was still standing there looking around her office. ‘Stacy I said you can go.’
She still stood there looking around weirdly.
‘You want to tell me something?’ Kate asked wishing she could just open up to her for once, she has always liked Stacy since she came for that interview which she didn’t qualify for in the first place.
Kate gave her a job thinking she could make a friend out of her.
‘Miss have you taken the juice I brought earlier,’ Stacy asked waking Kate out of her thoughts.
‘No Stacy, it smelled so funny so I dropped it in the bin.’ Kate said and Stacy sighed a big ‘Thank Goodness.’
Kate finally dropped her pen.
‘Stacy are you sure you are fine. Do you need some time off?’
‘No Miss, I just wanted to check if you needed anything.’ Stacy managed to say covering her tracks.
‘Are you sure, because earlier you looked like you had committed a crime.’ Kate said lost in her thoughts.
‘I just realized I got the wrong juice type for you and I was scared to tell you, since I’ve been making many mistakes lately.’
‘Stacy you don’t have to be scared of me at all. I’m grateful you are always giving this company your best.’
‘Thank you Miss,’ Stacy smiled after Kate’s compliments.
She was walking out when she asked Kate a question that she assumed was weird.
“Miss do you have any siblings?” Stacy asked avoiding Kate’s gaze.
‘Why did you ask Stacy?’
‘I was just curious because you seem to be handling this whole place alone.’
‘Well my mom died before she could give me a brother or a sister though it would have been so nice to have one.’
‘Really! You would love to have a sibling.’ Stacy asked with excitement.
‘Yeah Stacy! At least I don’t have to stress myself over this company.’
Kate realized Stacy was trying to open up to her, so she invited her over for dinner on Saturday.
‘Miss i’m not sure your husband would like me there.’ Stacy tried to reject the invitation.
‘Why wouldn’t he want you there?’ Kate asked wondering what Nectar has done now.
‘The way he was staring at me the last time I brought the documents over, tells me he doesn’t like me that much.’ Stacy said bluntly.
‘Ooh come on Stacy, I’m sure my husband will be just fine with you around.’ Kate said loosening up.
‘Okay Miss I will think about it.’ She said with a hesistant tone and rushed off before Kate could try to stress the invitation.
Nectar woke up drenching in sweat and found himself in Kate’s arm, while she was dozing off.
‘Kate, are you alright.’ Nectar gently tapped her on the shoulder.
‘You are awake.’ Kate asked with sleep calling her back.
‘Yes, what happened!’ Nectar asked confused.
‘Your episodes.’ Kate said releasing herself from Nectars grasp.
‘That makes it four days in a row Kate.’ Nectar said weakly.
‘Yes, and I think you should consider talking to a Psychologist. Sorry to say this but you need a special kind of help that I can’t offer.’
Nectar gave his wife a quick Kiss, got down from the bed and walked straight out of the door.
He was obviously embarrased so he spent the whole night in the washroom waiting for her to sleep off.
Kate slept off for a while and went in search of him. She found him in the hall with a frown on his face.
‘This is where you are?’ Kate sighed and asked Nectar who directed Kate’s phone in her face.
‘I thought you cut all ties with your so called ex, so why does he keep calling you.’ Nectar said trying to control himself.
‘So you were going through my phone, why didn’t you answer and ask him why he keeps calling your wife.’ She hissed and walked down to check on Matts.
She came to check on how he was doing but it seemed to her, Nectar didn’t need her help.
Nectar just nodded his head to Kate’s stubbornness.
‘Mom, stop whoever you sent after Kate. I want to tell her the truth now.’
Stacy was sitting with her mother who was so angry her daughter wasn’t thinking straight.
‘Young woman, if you are tired of this, just allow me handle it and keep your mouth shut.’ Stacy’s Mom told her daughter sternly.
‘Mom be careful, because if you are caught, I will deny you.’
‘You wish i should be caught?’
‘No but investigations are ongoing with the last stunt we pulled.’ Stacy advised her mom.
Just then, Stacy’s phone rang. She quickly answered Kate couldn’t wait to talk so they skipped the greetings.
‘Are you coming for dinner this evening?’ Kate was on the other side of the phone with Stacy.
‘Sorry Miss, I cant make it! I’m stuck with my mom tonight.’ She explained!
‘Though I’m disappointed but that’s fine.’ Kate told Stacy over the phone.
Stacy apologized and hanged up. Her mom stared at her for a while and told her to be careful.
‘Nectar can I see you for a moment.’ Matt’s asked Nectar who was enjoying an alone time with his wife’s well-prepared lunch. He gets to enjoy that all the time now.
‘Matilda can you at least let me finish this meal, why are you a torn in my flesh these days.’ Nectar said trying to finish the last spoon of meal.
“Saint trust me, this one can’t wait and Katie’s life depends on it now”.
Nectar sprung up from where he sat earlier. ‘Matilda start talking.’ Nectar almost couldn’t control his anger when Matt’s delayed in talking.
She then handed over the envelope to Nectar who quickly glanced through and snapped.
‘Where did you get this from and it’s outdated.’
‘I have my ways.’ Matt’s replied.
‘You had this all this while and never said anything.’ Nectar questioned.
‘Kate was going through a lot already and there was no need for me rubbing in the fact that the only person she trusted had been her worse nightmare.’
‘But still, she had the right to know.’
‘Yes and besides, I’ve been monitoring her movements and so far nothing but whatever reasons she did that in the past i guess Kate has to handle that herself now.’
‘Handle what myself!’
Matts and Nectar turned their attention to the door, which was left opened when Matts came in earlier.
Nectar had a sorry grimace on and Matt’s eyes were betraying her. They both tried to say something but their tongues couldn’t move.
‘Why are you both staring as if you were gossiping about me.’ Kate asked suspecting they were hiding something.
‘You are back early, what happened.?’ Nectar found his voice.
‘Nectar, that doesn’t answer my question. What should I handle?’ She asked again.
‘Yes that.’ Kate replied him while glancing at Matt’s who was avoiding her gaze.
‘Matts was suggesting a baby shower and I told her I would let you handle that yourself.’ Nectar lied.
‘Oh really, Matts! You are a genius but i’m not stupid to believe the tension going on between you two when I came in was about an ordinary baby shower.’ Kate said with curiosity. ‘Now someone should start talking before I lose it.’ Kate threatened.
‘Kate it hasn’t come to that, Lets go to the room and we would talk.’
She thought about it for a while and since she didn’t want to disrespect her husband anymore, Kate led the way quietly without another word.
Immediately they got in, She didn’t wait for them to have a seat but faced him instantly.
‘Nectar we are here now and you are not talking.’
‘Okay keep it to yourself, let it eat you up.’ Kate said interrupting his earlier speech. She flunged her wardrobe open and changed up.
She actually came home to relax a little and go back, but at the look of things she cant. She was still in her thoughts when she felt Nectars hands running through her hair.
‘Nectar stop it, I thought we agreed no secrets from now on.’ Kate muttered curiously.
‘I know but this is a messed up one. Promise me you are going to thread carefully for the sake of the little ones.’
‘I’m listening.’ She tried to smile but knew Nectar might stop talking when she does and besides she figured it was bad news.
Nectar took his time and cuddled her for a while before narrating everything to her. She started weeping even before the story ended.
‘Whatever happened she might have a genuine reason.’ Nectar advised Kate who couldn’t handle the truth staring her in the face. She yelled, cried and drifted to sleep.
By the time Nectar got back from the washroom, Kate has disappeared, locking Nectar in doors. She drove on top speed to her father’s house.
Kate waited for a while at the door before she flung it open and spotted her mom resting.
‘Mom I can’t believe you could mess up my life. I thought my worst nightmare was Dad who never loved me but not my mom whom I held so dear.’
‘Kate, wh….’ Catherine paused when she realised her daughter was really angry. Wilson just stared at them both.
‘You’ve caused me all these pains and emotional stress all in the name of motherly love. Come on Catherine i’m not even your daughter so for whatever reason you did all that is still weird.’
‘You don’t get to walk in in here and shout.’ Her dad cautioned.
Kate just ignored him and focused on her mom who couldn’t look into her daughter’s eyes.
‘I get it, you love me too much, then what! Do you have to drive all the men in my life away?’ She snarled with a weak tone.
‘Young woman, give your mom some respect.’
‘Respect?’ She glared at him.
‘Yes and get out already.’
‘This isn’t about you Dad so stop making things worse.’
‘Gosh you are stubborn’ Her Dad muttered angrily.
‘I know i’m stubborn because you talk and I don’t listen but that doesn’t make you any angel from God. Did I ever complain to you about any of my boyfriends and how would you even know they are not good enough for me when you keep threatening and paying them off.’
Now Wilson was confused when he wasn’t sure Kate was referring to him or his wife.
Just then Nectar came in following the noise from outside. He actually drove on top speed when he got the door opened with a spare key. Though he was furious for being locked up, at that moment he needed to be a husband not a teacher.
‘Kat……’ Nectar tried to hold her back but she shoved his hands away and glanced at her mom again.
‘Somehow, Kate knew he would follow her whether she locked him up or not so she wasn’t surprised to see him at all.
“Is that what you use my money for? No wonder Dad doesn’t look after you like he should”.
Wilson glared at her and his eyes met with that of Nectar who signaled him to relax.
‘See, i’m leaving and don’t try anything funny with this one standing here or I will deal with you before you do.’ Kate said pointing to Nectar rudely.
She finally paused, took another stare at her mum who was just sitting quietly listening to her daughter rant over the mistakes she has done just to protect her.
‘And you Dad,’ She turned facing Wilson, ‘how could you hold this against her. So this was the reason she doesn’t want to leave but what did you threaten her with! Jail time or murder.’ Kate said pointing her finger in her dads direction harshly.
‘Lea….’ Wilson couldn’t finish his statement because Nectar gave him another long stare.
‘Now it’s in the open, allow the poor woman leave now. Or there is something else holding her here.’ Kate stormed out after that statement and Nectar followed immediately.
‘Kate wait, let me drive before you kill us both.’ Nectar said with concern.
‘Nectar, why did they treat me this way. I just wanted a father’s love, which I never got. I found that in my boyfriends, just for my mom to ruin it all.’
‘I understand but let’s go home first so we can talk about it.’
‘Do you know how hard it was for me to fall back in love and the men just wake up one day with excuses, you are not good enough, I have found someone else. It was never love; I just needed your money.’ She heaved a sigh of sorrow. ‘I woke up today and found out those excuses were plotted by my own mother, a woman I’ve been living my entire life for.’
Kate just fell in Nectars arms after that and there was silence for a while.
Nectar carried her back into the car after checking her pulse, which indicated everything was fine, then he fished out the car keys from her bag and drove out of the Santa mansion.
He was disturbed some few minutes into his drive and decided to call his sister.
‘Matt’s on your way back home, get someone to drive my car from the Santa Mansion. I’m driving Kate home who rushed out earlier to her mom’s and I had to quickly chase her up.’
‘Is she okay.’ Matt’s asked from the other side of the phone.
‘Not now but she will be.’ Nectar assured her. After some few hours of getting home since there was huge traffic on the road, Nectar was still waiting for his wife to wake up.
‘Saint,’ Matt’s called peeping through the small opening of the bedroom door.
‘Keep quiet and come in already Matts.’ Nectar said.
‘How bad is it?’ Matt’s asked when she got closer.
She is shattered and relieving the past all over again. Her mom keeps calling, here handle that because i’m not sure I can.’ Nectar said handing over to Matt’s his wife’s phone.
After a few more hours, they heard a sniffing sound and looked closely.
‘Finally you are awake.’ Nectar and Matts chorused. Nectar tried to touch her and she flared up.
‘Leave me alone. How do I know you haven’t been paid off as well. Get out of my way.’ Kate yelled.
‘Because i mar..ried you.’ Nectar tried to explain to her if he were paid off, he wouldn’t have married her.
Kate tried to look up at him but ended up eyeing Matt’s who didn’t realize she was standing in her way. She quickly gave Kate way. Matt’s knew that wasn’t the time to interfere and she understood when Kate needs her, she knows where to find her.
She found her dress hanged up. Kate quickly wore it and left both Matts and Nectar stunned. ‘Don’t try to stop me.’ She said and walked out on them to the main gate and got a cab.
She gave the driver the direction and they zoomed off before Nectar and Matt’s could rush down.
‘You couldn’t stop her from going out.’ Matt’s questioned.
‘You could have also stopped her.’ Nectar said scratching his head.
‘It’s high time you toughen up on her, else your marriage would be over before you even start.’ Matt’s announced and walked out on him.
Nectar slumped himself onto the couch and tried to think about what Matt’s said but he could only worry where his wife had gone to.
When Kate got to her destination after an hour she knocked on the gate which finally got opened after two minutes.
‘Drake please sort out the driver, I don’t have my purse on me.’ Kate announced after arriving at Drakes end. She knew it was a bad idea but she just wanted to get out of the house and that was the only place she had in mind.
Drake stared confusedly at both the driver and Kate, which he finally paid and closed the gate, ushering Kate in.
To be continued