Married To Mr Popular
(Rude and grumpy)
By: Faith Lucky.
“Ryan” I called tenderly, still standing behind him.
He kept mute and next, I went to stand in front of him.
“Fine! I’m sorry, okay? I promise you, I’ll stay away from Jackson. I’ll never see him or talk to him ever again. I’ll avoid him like you asked me to. And…I promise, I’ll never do anything to make you mad again. Just forgive me this once” I rushed my words, not thinking twice.
Did I just say I’ll never do anything to make him mad again?
He kept silent for a while and finally stood up with his laptop and surprisingly, he started towards the door.
What? Is he really walking away?
I rushed to him immediately and held him by the wrist, making him stop.
“Come on, Ryan; I said I’m sorry” I said with a sting of conscience and he slowly took his eyes to my hand on his wrist.
That was when it occurred to me – that was the first time I was holding him that way.
“Don’t make me hurt you, Bethel” he looked into my eyes and said and fred his hand from mine.
Then, he walked out of the room.
I watched in astonishment and stared blankly at the door.
I suddenly felt a sharp pain across my chest.
Why was Ryan being that cold hearted? So, the rumours were true? He always found it difficult to forgive?
But why? Why does this have to happen to me?
I sat weakly on the bed and buried my face in my palm. I never thought I could be this affected by a guy’s silence towards me.
I sniffed and lifted my head from my palms and surprisingly, I found some liquids on it.
I touched my face and noticed some liquid really streaming down my cheeks.
Oh, God! Don’t tell me I’ve been crying!
As expected, Ryan didn’t return to the room last night even after I stayed up till 12 a.m to be sure.
I woke up, feeling really buggered and sluggishly got ready for school.
I went downstairs and joined the family for breakfast and throughout the while, Ryan didn’t even show up at all.
I picked at my food and when I was done, I went outside to the parking lot where my driver was already waiting for me.
The thought of Ryan being mad at me kept flashing through my mind throughout the boring drive to school. How do I get him to forgive me?
Gosh! I never knew this guy could be this angry. If I had been the one who was offended by him, there’s no way I’d have stayed mad at him for this long.
I plainted pathetically until the driver finally got to the school building and I morosely came out of car.
I walked absent mindedly to class and bumped into someone along the way
Huh? It was Nicole. Geez.
I didn’t even notice.
“Hey! Are you alright?” She asked, surprised at the way I was looking like a ghost.
“Yeah, I’m fine. Sorry” I replied, enfeebled.
“Well…I was waiting for you. Come on, let’s go to class” she said and we continued on our way to class, staying silent for a while.
“Hold on, Bethel; are you seriously affected by Ryan’s cold treatment?” She finally spitted out.
“What are you talking about?” I asked.
“This isn’t you, Bethel. Oh, my God! You’re falling for him!” She exclaimed and I glared at her.
“Will you stop being so dramatic? I’m not falling for him, okay? I just don’t want him to stay mad at me”.
“Hmph. We’ve been friends for far too long, Bethel. And I think I know everything about you already. I can tell when you’re crushing on someone”.
“Whatever” I mumbled.
“Well, you know I wouldn’t really blame you. I mean, Ryan is charming and all that. And its okay if you fall for him.
Anyways, don’t worry, girlfriend. I’m sure your prince charming will come around” she stated and I just rolled my eyes – weakly.
We got to the class and took our seats and I noticed the Shirley girl didn’t even show up in school that day.
Well, that was the least of my problems.
I didn’t say anything to Nicole throughout the rest of the morning and even when it was lunch time, I didn’t go with her to the canteen.
The school finally came to a close and I went home to get to get ready for marriage classes.
Yeah, I needed to attend. But, I wasn’t so sure of Ryan anyway.
When I got home, stunning enough, Ryan wasn’t even at home. His mother said he was busy at the studio, but of course, I knew he was just trying to avoid me.
I went ahead to eat and take my bath and afterwards, I left for the marriage classes.
I walked into the class sullenly and took a seat at the back.
“Hello ma’am Bethel” the counselor acknowledged my presence.
All I did was smile.
“Uh…is Mr Ryan on his way?” She asked and I simply shook my head.
“O…kay” she said with a suspicious stare and continued with the class.
It was obvious I didn’t want to talk and she probably figured it out.
My body was the only thing present in the class cause my entire mind was not.
I didn’t even know the topic for the day.
I wonder what people must be thinking – coming alone without Ryan. Why’s that guy so hard hearted?
After what seemed like forever, the class finally came to an end and everybody started dispatching. But I stayed behind.
“Ma’am Bethel” the counselor called as she walked up to me.
“Are you sure you’re fine?”
I sighed and sat up
“I’m fine, ma’am. Just stressed out” I replied and stood up with my bag.
I smiled fraily at her and turned around to leave. But suddenly, I paused and turned back to her again.
She was still staring at me.
“Um…if you wouldn’t mind, can I ask you a question?” I asked and it was just as if that was what she was waiting for.
“Sure- of course. Feel free” she replied.
I took in a deep breath and batted my lashes.
“Um…what would you do when your spouse is really really mad at you and doesn’t want to forgive you?” I asked and she rose her brows.
“Oh” she mouthed and scoffed.
“What kind of offense actually?” She asked and the thought flitted through my mind.
I couldn’t tell her he caught my ex kissing me.
“He um…its a very big offense, actually. But I’m hoping he’ll forgive me. I’ve tried apologizing to him, but he wouldn’t even look at me anymore” I said bitterly.
“Well, have you tried the weak point bonus?” She smiled and I stared grimly at her.
“The weak point?” I repeated with a crumpled look.
“What weak point?”
“Come on, Bethel. Every man’s weak point.
“Have you tried using s3x?” She added in a whisper and I flinched.