No More Room For Love Episode 23
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‘Yes, don’t give me that look. We never wanted to tell you anything. Mom will kill me if she knew I told you.’ Matts said angrily to Nectar.
‘Which episodes Matilda?’ Nectar asked confused.
‘You are a mess and you are not aware, just like Katie.’ Matts hissed and was walking out when Nectar called her back in a faint tone.
“Matilda is it that bad. Save me the embarrassment and tell me already.” Nectar asked Matts sadly.
‘Saint, talk to your wife.’ Matts rather said instead of telling Nectar what he needed to know.
He examined his sister for a while and shrugged it off. ‘That wouldn’t change my mind,’ Nectar said with much assurance.
‘Nectar i know you are too stubborn to change your mind over an illness. Don’t worry you are not dying now.’ Matilda said sarcastically.
Matts rushed down from the room and listened in on Kate’s conversation. She knew Kate was talking to her mom. She descending gradually in order not to interrupt her.
‘Mom, I will be fine. Don’t worry about me though my life is a shamble right now but I still have my children. You are coming with me this time around.’ Kate managed to make a joke with her Mom over the phone.
Matts stared and realized somehow within her friend was hurting a lot. She might look like, a spoilt brat but the Katie she knew treats men with so much love and dignity. Not what she has reduced herself to. Matts kept thinking but didn’t hesitate to curse Mandy with every word that came to her mind.
She waited for her friend to finish her calls before interrupting her thoughts.
‘Hey, are you all right?’ Matts asked the obviously broken Kate.
‘Why should I be worried?’ Kate replied!
I’m glad but you know you can talk to me right?’ Matts replied and sat closer to her. She gave Kate a tight hug, and then Kate broke down.
‘Was it my fault and last i checked love isn’t by force?’
‘I know all that sweetheart.’ Her friend smooched her gently.
‘So why is my own life different?’ Kate lamented amidst tears. Her friend quickly reached out for a hug.
‘No, your life isn’t different my dear. Look at me,’ Matts held up her face disengaging from the hug. ‘You are the best. Just give yourself a chance Katie.’ Matts advised.
‘A chance for what is already gone?’ She asked with a worried tone.
‘I’m sure Nectar knows you don’t love him but he just needs a little respect from you.’
‘What do you mean Matts?’
‘Katie i’m sure you know what I am talking about.’ Matts said giving Kate a smile.
‘What is the point when Nectar has made up his mind already? I will just have to sign this now.’ Kate grabbed the divorce paper beside her.
‘No, you don’t have to Katie,’ Matts said instantly grabbing the document from her hands.
‘What should i do then?’
‘Do you want to stay?’ Matts asked weirdly. Kate nodded her head shyly.
‘Then go in there and talk to Nectar.’
‘And say what exactly Matts.’
‘I trust you know what to say.’ She held her cheeks playfully. ‘Now go, I would just sit on the couch here and wait for you so we celebrate.’
Kate sighed heavily and after about three minutes she saw herself standing up lazily. She looked back at Matts, wiped her tears and sniffed.
‘Matts I’m scared of his reaction.’ Kate said and walked back to the couch.
‘Katie let me take you to him,’ Matts muttered to her friend and dragged her slowly towards Nectars room. Matts finally saw her to the door and left.
Nectar was dressing up, probably about to leave again when he heard the door open but he ignored. Kate stood in one corner of the room and didn’t know where to start from.
She gave a little prayer. “Matts come help me out here”. She was deep in thoughts and then realized Nectar was walking to the door.
‘Ne…C… Tar, can we talk please.’ Nectar stopped in his track, tried to look back but walked on.
‘Ple..ase I don’t wan..t the d..ivorce; neither do I want to leave this ma..rriage.’ Kate said with a lot of struggle, breaking in between with her eyes closed. She thought to herself the difficult part was over and opened her eyes.
She thought she caught his attention. Kate turned her head now gazing at the ceiling. Nectar retracted his steps back. There was silence suddenly, Kate sighed heavily.
‘I said I don’t want a divorce, say something,’ Kate pleaded with her emotions.
Nectar looked to Kate’s direction. ‘And I want a divorce so; you had better sign that paper before I get back.’ He said avoiding her gaze, which betrayed how he actually felt.
Kate saw him from the corner of her left eye walking away again. She knew she had to say something before she loses every chance she had to give her marriage a second chance.
“The twins are yours.” Kate said before she came to her senses.
Nectar turned his back instantly.
‘What did you say?’ Nectar said almost having a nervous breakdown.
‘I said the only thing keeping me here are your children.’ Kate reframed her sentence bodly but barely able to breathe.
‘I know they are mine and i love them as if they are my blood, unlike your Dad.’ Nectar said assuming that was what Kate was referring to.
Kate pretended as if Nectar just didn’t insult her paternity, but she was so much angry with herself for waiting this long to open up about her feelings rather than retaliating at that very moment.
‘I meant that night at the bar I wasn’t safe,’ Kate starts to talk again hoping Nectar would just hug her already, to save her the rest of the memory. ‘So these twins were the result but I guess you always knew they were yours.’
Kate finally said softly pointing down to her belly.
She finally raised her head to where she directed it earlier avoiding her husband’s reaction, when she managed to move away from his hand, which was almost flying to her face.
Kate had a surprise grimace on and shook her head.
‘You were about to slap me,’ Kate said with a frown while Nectars hand kept hanging in the air, whiles he made several attempts to hit her again and she kept tossing him around.
After a few minutes he realized what he was just about to do so he melted at one point and managed to walk to the bed with his hands covering his face.
‘How do I know you are telling me the truth considering you kept it from me in the first place?’ Nectar spoke up for what looks like ages.
‘You are a smart doctor; you should know by now.’ Kate tried to be smart.
‘Don’t bring my profession into this.’ He snarled. ‘Gosh I cant believe you made me call my own children unworthy names.’
From the way he was reacting a meter away from her reach, no one has to tell Kate he was very angry.
‘So now what?’ She still managed to ask bravely.
‘This revelation doesn’t change anything.’ Nectar sternly said and stood up, walked to the door and asked her to see herself out before he gets back.
Kate managed to get hold of the couch and slumped herself into it.
‘What have I done to myself,’ Kate lamented in tears. Then reassured herself, she will be fine.
‘Where do you think you are off to in a hurry? What did you do to Katie?’ Matts asked her brother on his way out.
‘How that concerns you is not my problem,’ Nectar said rather rudely
‘Saint?’ She called with a high pitched tone.
‘You knew too right,’ he tried to walk away but paused.
‘What are you talking about Nectar?’ Matts asked facing his brother now.
‘The twins are mine and you of all people kept it from me.’
‘What does that have to do with anything?’ Matts said blinking her eyes in between, which Nectar knows she normally does when she is guilty.
‘So you chose a total stranger over me right. Thank you very much.’ Nectar retorted.
‘Saint I don’t get why you are angry and it wasn’t my place to tell you anything besides she wanted to the last time she called you from work.’
‘What stopped her then?’
‘You know what happened afterwards. There is no favoritism here and I know my friend was wrong with all of her decisions lately but she wants you this time.’
Nectar stared at her for a while.
‘She has hurt me Matt’s.’
‘I know and you might have looked past her attitude for the past few months but she is a good person. Just don’t throw that to the wind, think about it.’ She murmured carefully to her brother.
Nectar glared at her now.
‘You should also leave my house before I come back.’ He said without regrets, though he was aware he needed Matts now more than ever.
‘You think you can take care of yourself right. Don’t worry I would leave.’ Matts said sensibly and left him to walk out before she rushed upstairs.
‘Where do you also think you are packing to by this time of the night?’ Matts asked no other person than Katie.
‘You heard your brother he said I should leave. Anthon and James will be picking me up soon.’ Kate said without tears.
‘Do you always have to leave when things become so messy? You always have to give up easily.’
‘What was i supposed to do Matt’s?’
‘You of all people should understand Nectar. You were wrong so many times Katie, but stay and apologize.’ Matts stopped talking after tapping Kate on the shoulder to pay attention to her.
‘And what happens after apology.’
‘I don’t know but just give it a try.’
“Men want whom they want.”
‘What does that even mean Katie?’
‘If your brother doesn’t want me right now, should I keep living in his house?’
‘Try and understand Nectar. He’s really hurt Katie.’
‘I know I was wrong and ignored his goodness so many times so now allow me pay for it.’
‘So, you don’t want to give yourself another chance?’
‘I want to but i think nobody understands what I feel. I hated myself for the marriage already and i don’t want to end up hating him.’ Kate said this time with tears forming in her eyes.
‘Katie, I promise to fix this with you.’ Her friend said when she run out of options.
‘Matts it’s too late. There is someone definitely out there for me.’
‘Someone you mean Drake or Mandy.’ She asked angrily.
‘Think whatever you want to now Matts.’ Kate responded blankly, while Matts tried reading her expression earlier when she raised the Mandy and Drake issue.
‘I don’t know what to say again.’ Matt’s finally gave up and Kate knew better to continue dragging the issue at hand.
‘Can I go now Matts? Will let you know when the movers will come for the rest of my stuff.’ Kate said trying to hide her sadness.
‘Okay you have made your points, Let me drive you to wherever you are going.’ Matts finally said obviously going to miss her friend.
‘Good! I would give you the address on our way.’ Kate whispered. She quickly texted Anthon to hold on since she will be coming with Matts.
The drive to Anthon’s place was very silent until they pulled up at his apartment. Then their gazes met.
‘Anthon what is he doing here.’ Kate asked after sighting Drake leaning against a wall.
‘Come in first Kate but Drake was here when you called.’ He decided to wait behind. Anthon explained.
‘Tell him to stay in his lane.’ She ranted.
‘Okay, got it.’ Anthon replied and Drake shook his head regrettably.
‘Matts are you helping me with my luggage or you want to finish staring lustfully at Drake first.’ She quickly took off her gaze from Drakes direction and reached out to help Kate inside.
‘Yeah sure.’ Matt’s replied instantly.
‘You have to go home, i’m safe.’ Kate said intentionally to drive Matts away to avoid her tearing up again when they got inside.
Matts sighed and agreed to leave but she pulled Anthon closer and told him something before she left.
Drake also left a few hours later after the silence between them was getting weird. Kate cared less about that as he was the least of her worries at that time.
After a few more days, Kate remembered her antenatal was at the same hospital where Nectar works and she might bump into him. She contemplated on going that morning but it wasn’t possible to get another doctor for a sunday consultation.
She set off and prayed not to meet Nectar during her antenatal.
Luckily there was no sign of him where she sat waiting for her doctor but even with that she was still worried about him and wasn’t paying attention throughout her session when she got into the doctors office.
‘Who are you hoping to see Kate?’ The doctor asked when he caught her looking around like a thief in the night.
‘What? No one.’ She replied but the doctor still insisted.
‘Your husband?’ Doctor Sylvester muttered bluntly.
‘No, just my hormones kicking in. I get confused these days.’ She lied.
‘That’s alright. It’s normal.’
Kate knew the doctor didn’t believe her so she made him rush the session and she quickly rushed out as his next topic of discussion was making her worried.
“Kate just call him already,” She told herself immediately she came out of Sylvesters office while walking pass Nectars office towards the entrance.
She was still thinking about why Doctor Sylvester had to tell her Nectar hasn’t been to work for these few days she had been away.
“Was he giving me that gist so I call him?” She thought loudly and brought out her phone several times. She dials Nectars number but couldn’t bring herself up to the task.
Headed to her car she felt someone was moving towards her but Kate just ignored since it’s a hospital and a lot of people walk in and out.
“Gosh Mandy you scared me.” Mandy’s shadow falling on her while she tried to open her car doors startled Kate. “Are you stalking me now,” she ranted and tried to avoid his touch.
‘I want you.” He murmured slowly.
‘Leave before I shout for help.’
‘I can’t leave you my dear.’ Mandela teased.
It was obvious Kate wasn’t comfortabel . ‘What do you want again? I have your story and hatever it was, you did in the past leave me out of it. I don’t want you complicating my already messed up life.’
Mandela lauged so loud and when he realized she wasn’t smiling he covered his mouth with his hands. After a few seconds of stares he smiled while Kate’s head was down.
‘I heard you left your husband.’ Mandy said with no emotions in his voice.
Kate then looked up and their faces met.
‘Who fed you with that information?’ Kate ranted again this time, walking away from him a little bit to avoid any emotions springing up.
‘I told you someone is out there trying to destroy you. I got an email telling me this is the opportunity for me to destroy your life as we initially agreed on.’ Mandy narrated catching Kate’s attention now.
‘We agreed on. You and who?’ She found herself asking.
‘I think you need to sit down for this.’ He said!
‘No, we are not sitting down for anything.’ Kate quickly replied to Mandy’s request before she changes her mind.
‘Kate stop being stubborn.’
‘You know what, call Matts with all the details; I believe you still have her number. And she is still single, you can have her now.’ Kate said annoyingly to Mandy.
“Kate,” he yelled, stopping her from entering her car.
Kate turned around avoiding his gaze, then he said he loves her and will do anything to find out whom the perpetrator is.
‘Who cares?’ Kate threw back at him.
‘Really?’ He retorted.
‘Look Bradley or whatever your name is, I don’t love you anymore so get that into your thick head.’ Kate said trying to believe her own words that time. Maybe she never did, but the attraction overshadowed her eyes. Kate thought for a while and forged ahead to her car.
She was about to open the doors to her car again when he held her by the shoulders to face him. Then she realized he was crying. Kate tried not to look.
He raised up her face by holding her jaw up . ‘Look at me babes; I hope you know I can’t let you go? I love you so please give me another chance now that you are free.’ Mandy said softly.
‘Even if i’m so much addicted to you, I can’t go back to you.’ She said silently to Mandy trying to free herself from the circle they found themselves in that moment.
‘I know you want me.’
‘Don’t flatter yourself because you’ve hurt me enough and allow me start elsewhere. I was at peace in my marriage until you came back to destroy everything.’ Kate said still struggling with her mind.
‘But you don’t love your husband; he can’t make you feel what you are feeling now. I know you want me to have you right here but can we go somewhere and talk first. Then I will give you all the sex you need.’
‘You are delusional and ohh at least Nectar was man enough to marry me.’ She retorted.
He ignored her statement.
‘I can see you are starved and in the mood for a quick one.’ Mandy kept talking while Kate was thinking out of the box.
‘And i’m the only one who knows how you want it? I bet that husband of yours can last for thirty minutes with you. ‘Mandy said with a selfish grin on his face.
All his dirty talks were turning her on and she kept staring. Kate kept swallowing her saliva.
“He is right he makes me feel what Nectar or any man has yet to make me feel.” She thought for a brief moment and shruged it off.
‘What are you thinking right now sweetheart.’ Mandela asked when he realized Kate was lost in her own thoughts.
“I can’t continue this with him. He has expired.” Kate said in her head again ignoring him. Little did he know that statement about how long he can last with her gave her the clarity she needed to be free. “He only acknowledge me when he needs my body. That’s the reality.” Kate snapped.
There and then she made up her mind to push him away, but he held on too tight. ‘Mandy let me go, you are hurting me.’ In his arms, she was weak again.
‘Please let me go, don’t try anything funny. I will hate you for the rest of my life if you do. Now let me go.’ Kate didn’t know she was yelling, in the car park.
Then as if some miracle happened, she saw him rolling on the floor. Kate looked to her right and saw Nectar, staring at his hurt arm.
‘What is he doing here? Why did he do that? How long has he been here? He saw everything, OMG.’ Kate kept asking herself quietly while she stares at both Nectar and Mandy giving each other fierce looks.
‘Dude calm down, I was just having a talk with your wife. Who by the way isn’t yours anymore?’ Mandy tried to tease. Kate saw the look of violence on Nectars face and thought of fleeing.
‘Ohh I’m glad you mentioned the husband part. So you know who I am.’
‘Of course, the contract husband.’ Mandy teased and Nectar ignored.
‘What sort of man treats a woman that way? Did you not hear her pleas to let go?’ Nectar kept ranting and turned to Mandy.
Kate just did the impossible again. She entered her car and drove off leaving the two men to sort themselves out.
‘Mom.’ Nectar threw himself on his mom when he got to her house that afternoon.
‘Hey, are you crying?’
‘I love her mom.’
‘Okay, i assume this is about Kate.’
He nodded. His mom sighed and led him to have a seat in the dinning. After getting him some cold water, Nectar finally calmed down.
‘What do i do now?’
‘I can’t tell you what to do when you haven’t told me why you are crying.’
‘Oh come off it mom. I know Matilda told you everything.’
‘Busted.’ His mom smiled. ‘Cheer up Saint, you are going to be a father.’
‘Yes mom, but she’s gone with my kids.’
‘No, you asked her to leave.’
‘I know i did but it was out of anger.’
‘I understand you but a lady like Kate needs a lot of patience.’
‘But i’ve been patience enough.’
‘No, you were invading her privacy when you knew pregnancy changes a lot about women.’
‘Okay maybe i did but how else do i get to know my wife if i don’t invade her privacy.’
‘That’s not even the problem Saint.’
‘What was it then?’
‘You refused to grow up after your last marriage and that has affected your decisions in the new one.’
Nectar frowned for a while. ‘You think so?’
‘Uhmmm, just call her to come home. Ask her what she wants and you both decide on the next phase since kids are involved now.’
‘Mom, i know Kate would hurt me again.’
‘That’s okay. You are a Glover and can handle anything.’ His mom announced with a gesture that was funny.
‘Haa mom. You sound like Keisha right now.’ Nectar found himself laughing.
‘I’m glad you are laughing.’ They both laughed again and Nectar requested for a juice while waiting for her mom to get back to her seat.
‘That reminds me, where’s that snitch of a sister.’ He asked rubbing his jaw.
‘You sent her packing so i guess she’s either sleeping around or at her place.’
‘Mom you know she sleeps around?’
She laughed. ‘Of course son but it’s her life and i don’t want to end up as her enemy for the second time.’
Nectar saw the pain in her laughter earlier. ‘I would let Kate talk to her.’
‘Don’t thank me mom, i know it breaks your heart to see her that way especially when she stopped talking to you for her entire teenage life because you interfered.’
‘Just do something about it for me.’ Mrs. Glover said sadly handing him the juice.
‘That reminds me, i met Kate today with her ex and it seemed like she didn’t want him anymore.’
‘That’s good news son because from what i heard she’s addicted to him.’
‘Yes and i even stopped him from forcing himself on her this morning at the hospital.’ Nectar said lively with a gasp. He realized he got the answers he needed to work on his marriage.
‘I now get why you came here crying but does this mean you know what to do now?’
‘Yeah, i know exactly what to do now mom.’ He smiled and brought out his phone. Nectar excused himself from the table and called Matts.
He apologized and they talked for a while before he hanged up and called her mother in law too.
Nectar couldn’t spend much time with his mom because he needed to be home early.
To be continued