Married To Mr Popular
(Rude and grumpy)
By: Faith Lucky.
I checked and discovered it was Jackson.
Jackson? Why’s he calling me?
I cleared my throat a bit before picking the call.
“Hey, Bethel” he called. immediately.
“Hi” I replied, perfunctorily.
We haven’t spoken on phone after the day I met him at the marriage school.
“Where are you? Are you at home?” He asked.
“Yeah” I replied, tucking my hair behind my ear.
“Okay. Um…could you step out for a minute? I’m outside the gate”.
I furrowed my brows in surprise and looked at the gate.
“You’re…outside the mansion?” I asked.
Immediately, I hurried to the gate and the securities let me out. And immediately i got outside, I found him in a black car.
Really? So, he was serious?
I ended the call and scuttled to where the car was and he opened the door for me immediately.
“Come on in” he said and I entered the car.
Well, I didn’t want someone to see me standing there.
“What are you doing here?” I asked as I adjusted on the seat to face him.
“What a question. Do you want me to go back?” He chuckled and asked.
“Well, no. But you’re definitely not sleeping here, right?” I asked and he laughed.
“Anyway, I have a surprise for you”. He said.
“A surprise? What surprise?”
“Well, hold on” he replied and started the car.
“Hold on; what are you doing? Where are you taking me?” I asked, surprised.
“Chill, Bethel. Its a surprise. We won’t be long” he replied and took off immediately.
Lady K’s Pov:
I waited patiently in the room and soon, I heard the knock.
“Come in” I answered anxiously, hoping it was who I was expecting.
The door opened creakily and Ryan came in, looking as gorgeous as ever.
I sprang on my feet immediately.
“Ryan” I called and approached him.
“I’m glad you could make it”.
“Yeah” he mumbled and looked around the room.
“So…why did you call for me?’ He asked.
“Come on, Ryan; have a seat at least”.
“Sorry Karen. You told me its important and that’s the reason I’m here. So, what’s it?”
“Fine” I breathed out and reached for the papers on the bed.
“I came up with new lyrics and wanted to show them to you. They’ll make a fine duet” I said as I handed them to him.
He collected them and ran his eyes through it.
“Is this the reason you called for me?” He scoffed.
“Come on, Ryan. What’s wrong with it? Since when has calling to show new lyrics to you become useless?” I asked and a short silence stepped in.
“What happened to us, Ryan?” I asked mildly.
“We use to be so close; we use to be best of friends. Why did you suddenly change towards me?”
“Are you seriously asking me that, Karen?”
“Ryan, I’m not disputing the fact that you’re married. Trust me, I’m okay with it. But you being married doesn’t mean we should become enemies or…or you start avoiding me or change towards me.
“If its about that night? I’m sorry, okay? I’m sorry it happened. I…I just thought you were in need of it. But since you made it clear to me, I promise never to bring it up again. But please, don’t hate me”.
“I don’t hate you, Karen” he muttered under his breath.
“Then, let’s go back to the way we were – minus the s3x part of course” I added and chuckled, but he maintained a straight face.
“Ryan” I called called placed my hand on his cheek.
Gosh! What happened to this guy? He used to be so vulnerable to my touch. He always fell for me so easily.
What happened to him?
Oh! How I’ve missed him. How I’ve missed his touch and kisses; and how perfectly he rode me to heaven.
Why did things have to change between us? I’ll never forgive that Bethel for it. And I’ll never stop fighting till he’s mine again.
“Ryan please” I said in an appealing tone and he touched my hand on his cheek.
“Like I said,Karen. I don’t hate you. Stop being so naughty” he said with a crack and I was forced to chuckle.
“Thank you” I said and hugged him but he didn’t let it last as he disentangled from it almost immediately.
“Um…come on, Ryan. Come with me” I said and started walking out of the room and he followed me behind – of course.
We got outside to where my car was parked and my driver already waiting.
“Hey, what’re you up to?” Ryan asked as I approached the car.
“Come on, Ryan. I just want us to go for a stroll. You can go home afterwards” I replied.
Jackson finally got to *his* destination as he stopped the car in what seemed to be an amusement park.
“At last” I breathed out and opened the door.
“So, is this the surprise you were talking about?” I asked as I took my eyes around.
He was out of the car as well.
“Don’t tell me…you don’t recognize this place” he said and I furrowed my brows and took a look around again.
Oh, my God!
I gasped and turned excitedly.
“Jackson!” I called and he laughed.
This place – this park – it was where we first met. Jackson and I.
I can’t believe he brought me here.
“Do you like it?” He asked and I chuckled.
“Well, it doesn’t sound much like a surprise to me, but yeah.” I replied with a shrug.
I could remember.
I had come to pass some time and in the process, I bumped into Jackson and my drink spilled on him. He didn’t get mad or yell, but instead, he was the one who apologized. That was like the most dumbest thing ever.
He offered to get me a new drink and that was how we became friends and got acquainted.
“But why exactly did you bring me here, Jackson?” I asked and he held my hand and started walking further with me.
“Well, I just wanted to remember the good old days” he replied.
“Uh…sorry” I said and fred my hand from his and he chuckled.
We walked further into the park and I fed my eyes with all the activities going on there.
There were a lot of people in the park, playing and having fun.
“Um..Jackson; I’m sorry but I think I need to start heading home” I said.
It was already dark.
“Come on Bethel. You…” He paused when his phone beeped and I figured it was a text message.
He glanced at it and inserted the phone into his trouser pocket.
“Come on Bethel; there’s still time. Besides, don’t you need a break from that hellhound you call a home?” He asked, making me scoff.
“That reminds me, Jackson” I said as we stopped walking.
“Where did you know Ryan from?”
He sighed and inserted his both hands into his pocket.
“Yeah – that’s a long story. I really don’t wanna talk about it” he said.
“Why? Why are you hiding it from me? Ryan seemed really mad at you. He even…” I paused and didn’t complete it.
That was when I remembered Ryan had asked me to stay away from him.
“He even what?” Jackson asked, staring at me keenly.
“Never mind” I waved it off and tried walking away, but he stopped me.
“Bethel,” he called, staring directly into my face.
“I’ve missed you. And I miss all the moments we spent time together. If only there was a way I could make you mine again, I’d gladly do it”.
I wore a startled expression.
“Jackson, what’re you talking about?” I posed.
He kept mute and before I could realize what was going on, he kissed me.
I gasped and unlocked from the kiss, pushing him away.
What the heck?
“What’re you doing?” I asked in surprise but he didn’t say a word but kept his gaze behind me, as if staring at someone.
I quickly turned to see the greatest shock of my life.