From the writer of uju
“…I asked him repeatedly but he kept as-suring me that he wasn’t hiding anything…I just felt he is keeping something from me Doctor…this is the second time… that his friend refer to him as Kaka… the first time I thought I was crazy… maybe because digging so de-ep on kaka but I Just realised that I heard it that first time… I was right and not crazy…they both denied calling such name until yesterday evening and I heard his friend, Wilson say it very clear… I don’t know what to think…is as if I don’t know Kane anymore…or I’m I over reacting…I just nee-ded someone to talk to…
“Maybe you are over reacting… Kane loves you Olivia…calm down and focus on your upcoming marriage with the man who loves you…or do you think that Kane maybe Kaka from your past…how possible can that be…
“Kane can’t be Kaka…is not possible and will never be…I have vow never to forgive or forget the man behind my parents death…the man who left me with a lasting memory…and that man is Kaka and not Kane…my point is why is he bearing such a terrifying nick name of all the names on this planet… doctor Kate…you will never un-derstand how much hate I hold for such name…and he never mentioned it until his friend relocated back to this place…Kane has a scar on his face… just a scar… Kaka has a de-ep cut on his face that night…I saw the open wound even before he [email protected] me across the face and I fell to the ground and he pounced on me…I saw it…
“Olivia… Kane can’t be Kaka… don’t merge them… they are two different people entirely… I know a good man as kane would have confessed to you if he has any dirty past…anything as strong as such would have sli-pped out of his mouth knowingly. or….unknowingly because he loves you de-eply…Kane is the kind, sweet man who will never trade you and Emerald for anything…do you un-derstand me…erase every doubt and focus on the pres£nt and settle down with a man who cares for you…Kaka is either in prison or alre-ady dead…such men does not last long…they either die by their past guilt or unfortunate things will happen to them or even to their children if they are luckyy to have any…a man can’t [email protected]£ kill and destroyed an entire family and walk so free without a curse of those he hurt…take a look at Helen’s step dad…who m©l£st£dher severally… even her mother was aware of this yet she covered him up until Helen ran away and become suicidal…I thank God for s£nding help to her Just at the right time…her stepfather died in a car wretch and her mother is now depending on her for a daily bre-ad…I have handled so many unfortunate cases as such and I’m glad to know that most of this victims have become victorious, they turned their lemon into a lemonade…. I kept saying when life gives you something [email protected] to chew… plea-se chew it and grand it with your teeth…let them see that you can’t be easily broken by an unfortunate happening… learn to forgive too Olivia…forgiveness does more good to you,
it purges your soul and purifies your mind…it helps you to become free from anger and strife…let go of the past and focused on the pres£nt… I’m sure your parents Will be smiling down at you right now…you have made them proud…and I’m so proud of the strong woman you have become…
Olivia was more relaxed after talking with Doctor Kate.
Emerald did not go in with her to doctor Kate’s office, Olivia asked her to sit at the reception close to doctor’s office and wait for her but by the time she [email protected]£ out Emerald was not there any more.
Doctor Kate who was with Olivia asked the nurses there on the girl’s whereabouts and as they were telling doctor Kate that Doctor Mark took her out they saw Emerald walking down with Mark, a bottle of unopened jui-ce and snacks was in her hand.
As Olivia was about scolding her daughter for going out without her notice Mark spoke in her defence.
” I’m sorry…it was all my fault…i wanted to tell you first but decide not to disturb your talk with doctor Kate…we just went to the cafeteria…she was sitting here bored so i took her along.. I’m sorry…is all my fault…she did not even want to follow because she’s felt you maybe looking for her and she hasn’t t©uçhed any of the snack food or drink that I got for her…she wanted to show you first before eating…I must confess that you are really bringing her up to be strong willed…just like you…but I’m sorry for taking her without your knowledge…
“Is okay Mark…i was worried but become relaxed when I saw her with you… your cafeteria do they have cooked food or is it just snacks… Emerald must be hungry…and I’m also hungry…we haven’t eaten breakfast and is alre-ady noon…
Mark was more than willing to take Olivia and Emerald back to the cafeteria.
Olivia thanked Kate and Kate hvgged her warmly and also hvgged Emerald as they went with Mark to eat.
” I can see you are doing good…being the CEO of OLIVEM supermarket is indeed a big work but you got no worries… your managers got you covered…I believe your friend, Helen is alsoe doing great with her husband… when is your wedding coming up…and hope you will invite me…
“OLIVEM is well managed, I only go there to see how everything is going and how the staffs and customers and doing… Helen is fine… well, she is still expecting..is over four years now that she has being married and getting so worried but her husband is not so worried like she is… he encourages her to wait on God’s time and I’m certain they will have a baby at the right time…as for me… I’m getting re-ady to walk down with my soul mate… I’m almost throu-gh with law school, I guess the most important [email protected] is defending my projects and moving on to the next level…so…wh
at about you…I thought you will be married by now…
“Uhmmm…hmmm…well… I’m not…maybe I’m yet to meet the right one…I was in a relationsh!pfor almost two years, i thought it was going to lead us into marriage but it didn’t…she relocated to another country because of her kind of job… and it becomes a distance relationsh!pwhich she couldn’t cope at a point after meeting a new guy over there, she told me about it and I have no choice than to let her go… she got married to the guy early this year, I couldn’t attend but I s£nt my blessings to them…well still hoping to start [email protected]!ngagain… soon… but I have being So occu-pied with work…maybe because I want it that way… occu-pying my mind with things I Love to do…my elder brother and his wife ask of you sometimes and I told them that you were married alre-ady…hahaha..I will settle down at the right time…when God wills it… I’m not rushing ahead of myself on that… taking everyday at a time…by the way I’m happy to see you and Emerald…I know you speak with Kate over the phone often but I don’t get to see you except if you come down… and about your friend, Helen…if she feels she can’t wait any longer for the child to come they can try the IVF process…I know many couples are going towards that line too but her marriage is just four years she should be patient and her de-sires will be granted… Just like I’m patiently waiting for my de-sires to become reality… congratulations in advance…and hope you Will remember to invite me when the time comes… I haven’t changed my mobile line or house address…is in this my complimentary card… I guess you lost my line…I thought of calling sometimes but don’t know if it was okay to do so…I will be looking forward to your call of invitation…
They laughed together while eating and talking about so many other things, she collected his complimentary card.
Olivia Later left the hospital with her daughter and drove back to her place.
She switched on her phone after leaving it off for long, Kane’s text messages and voice note poured in.
She was alre-ady tired to start driving down to his place but she still did.
She left Emerald with the nanny and drove to Kane’s place that evening.
As she drove down Kane was calling again but she didn’t bother picking up because she was very close to his place.
Olivia drove inside as the gate man opened the gate.
She parked, picked up her bag and went in.
Kane was upstairs talking on phone with someb©dy as she walked inside. She can hear him talking loudly on the phone with some one.
Her favorite music was pla-ying in the background.
Olivia quietly went upstairs and suddenly pause as she [email protected] her name.
“…I have gone to her place twice today…even her supermarket too she’s not there… she’s not there…her friend is not in town…I checked there also…I don’t know what to do…or where to search for her… she’s not taking her calls either… I’m afraid and de-eply worried… Wilson…you should have being careful when speaking to her…do you think she knows…do you know we-ther she found out tha…
“To know what exactly… Olivia interrupted Kane who was shock to see her as he turn to face her.
He stood not knowing what to do as Olivia approach him gently.
“To know what…and found out what… Olivia stood in front of Kane with a questioning look.
Kane thought of what to say quic-kly as an idea [email protected]£ to his head.
” I was going to trave with you to the Bahamas after our wedding…to do our honey moon there… so…I was planning that with Wilson and I told him not to let you know, it was supposed to be a surprise…so…I don’t know what to say or think again since yesterday night that made you so angry and disappear without a word since morning… and switch off your phone…I don’t know what really got you upset since last night…I thought Wilson mentioned that to you also and maybe other things that makes you think I’m keeping something away from you…
Olivia still stood looking at Kane, she was happy to hear that they will be going to the Bahamas Island to spend their honeymoon.
She wondered what got into her to think that a perfect man like Kane who has never hurt a fly will ever hurt anyone, never in the past or in the pres£nt. Kane was a special being, she was happy to have such a sweet and caring man who will soon become her forever soulmate.
She kept watching him as Kane tries to clean his eyes which was becoming teary.
he shakes while talking to her, Kane later knelt down, Olivia was surprised as she kept looking at.
“Olivia, I can’t live without you… I’m sorry for everything, I’m sorry if I hurt you in anyway, I have always tried to be a Pefect man to you but I’m not perfect…i have done things in the past of which I’m not proud off…plea-se don’t leave me… I know I don’t deserve someone like you… but I love you… with my whole being Olivia… I love you and Emerald…I know marriage should be built on trust and truth… that is why I decided to say this…I don’t know how to start this but i have something I really want to tell you…. you deserve to know…I’m afraid..I don’t want to loose you… I’m so afraid Olivia but I have to say it anyway…uhmm…I use to…I mean I was a…a…hmm…a…uhmm… Olivia… will you ever forgive me…I…I have being so terrible…I use to…to..I…
Olivia went to him as Kane struggle with words. She asked him to stand and he did, she went into his arms and Kane held her very close.
She later look up at him before saying
“I can’t hold any wrongs against you…I don’t know what you are struggling to say but i will always forgive you no matter what it May be…I love you Kane… and I’m sorry for over reacting this days… I’m sorry for ma-king you to worry so much… now I’m here let’s focus…we have a wedding to plan…
She k!$$£d Kane and he quic-kly responded
And with that Kane forgot about everything he had wanted to say to Olivia as they went on with their pas-sionate k!ss.
Kane gave a sigh of relief as he held Olivia in his arm.
All worries and doubt was forgotten at that instant.
Kane started hurrying with the wedding plans, if Olivia officially becomes his wife it will be [email protected] for her not to forgive him if the truth finally surface, and maybe then he will find the gut to tell her the real truth which he has not being able to say or better still he will allow the past to remain where it belong. He doesn’t have to tell her anything for peace sake.
He hurried the people printing the wedding cards to perfect their work on time, he has gotten his wedding attire, everything he will nee-d and also for his best man too.
Olivia who was back to school to finalise her project defence was speaking with him one afternoon and Kane said he has alre-ady gotten his wedding things and the cards has been printed waiting for distribution, everything was almost re-ady from his side, it remains only hers.
“Kane…slow down…you seem to be running at a speed of recent, I thought we are suppose to chose the type of wedding card we want to do, we have not concluded on the colour yet, and me and you suppose to do it together when I return back from school… before even taking it for printing…I’m surprise to hear you say is alre-ady printed…you did not s£nd the colour or pattern for me to see again…
“is beautiful Olivia and I know you will love it when you see it…I will take a picture of it and s£nd it for you to see what it looks like…I can’t wait to make you my wife…I have patiently waited for so long alre-ady…we could have being married before now if not that you said you wanted to concentrate with school and finish up before marriage and I waited…but no more waiting because is finally going to happen…everything from my side is almost re-ady…when you return you will go and try some wedding go-wns and see which will fits…if you s£nd me the type you really like I would have gone and get it myself…so that when you come you wouldn’t have to stress yourself over doing all that…honey should I check out some wedding go-wn shop online for you?
“haa Kane…slow down…st©p being in a hurry…I’m not going anywhere…I’m all yours…I have always being…wedding is only to make it official…you are running at a speed…I told you I will be coming next week, so relax…next week is not far from now…when I come back I will go and check out wedding go-wns and also things for Emerald, I will also like to check the bridal stuffs…and my best lady too…focus on your own…I will do mine, plea-se don’t share all the card yet…I have a lot of people I want to give personally…so just chill until I get back…alright…I love you…byeee.
Kane has settled Wilson after the long misun-derstanding, they were cool pals again.
Wilson set up his business and refurnished his house. He visited Kane one day and they sat inside to drink and talk.
Olivia who was suppose to come back the following week, decided to come home on time to plan well with Kane so he doesn’t rush up with the whole wedding plan in her abs£nce and end up ma-king a mistake, she wanted to foresee things as it goes.
Olivia did not tell Kane that she was coming back, she has planned to surprise him, she first st©pped at her place, checked on her daughter before driving down again to Kane’s house.
She parked her car outside the gate and quietly went inside, as the security opened open the gate and greeted her warmly, she smile at him, he asked her why she parked outside, she told him she want to surprise Kane and the man started laughing as he thanked God for his boss and madam, who’s love affair was made in heaven.
Olivia sneaked into the house, she knows every corner of the house and how to move without being seeing or heard.
She followed throu-gh the back door and [email protected]£ in quietly, she saw that Kane was with Wilson as they drink and laugh, they were both looking drun!k.
Olivia wanted to come out and shout “surprise” but decided to wait a little more.
Kane will be so happy to have her home and together they will sit and plan well before Kane will rush up with plans and make a mistake in her abs£nce.
She listen to Wilson and Kane talk and laugh as old friends, she also giggle within herself as she imagined Kane’s reaction when he eiy see’s her, he will be so surprised .
Wilson spoke after gulping down a drink in a glas-s cu-p and poured another for himself…
“I have being so busy setting up my business, thank you man…the money you gave me was all I have being asking for to start up myself…is not really a big thing, you have this money yet saw it as a big deal to help long time paddy…you should be happy to help me out after spending years in prison, prison life has always have a negative effect on people who made it out of there…those who can’t stand the shame and how to start all over again take their own life but that is not in my case…I just wanted a little support and you saw it as a big deal…helping me is not even anything compared to what I did for you, you would have being a dead man today if Olivia’s father has sh0t you that night as you went on digging into his daughter… that’s really pathetic…I can’t imagine, he almost took hold of that gun and b!ow off your [email protected] until I intervened, I saved you and still went ahead to suffer in prison while your parents s£nd you abroad to enjoy…guy…you have not tasted what suffering is like…you have never suffered, I will tutor you on that…so helping me to stand back on my feet suppose to be your own way of thanking me for everything I did for you…but that aside…I’m happy that you reasoned like a man and think it throu-gh…I can still hear those your punches as they sound in my ear drum, you beat me real [email protected] because I wasn’t well prepared…it was unexpected…but Kaka…you are wicked o…punching without mercy….what if I die that morning…you woke me up from sleep that morning…rushed all the way down to finish me up all because I mentioned Kaka to Olivia…that means if I had said more than that you would have truly killed me without guilt…chai…Kaka my man…I survived that night that tiger and the rest of the gang member died, I survived being beaten to death by those mob and police men, I survived the prison life and when I thought I was free from all of this…my friend decided to come and punch me to death…ahhh…I had a terrible headache for days…remember I told you about it…it was so serious…but I survived again because I was born to always survive…anyway my business is kicking up real fast and all thanks to you for finally compensating me, I have being so busy trying to set it up and I have not being able to ask you this few days how the wedding preparation is going, you promise to open up to Olivia that day…do you succeed in doing that…
“well, I’m happy for you, setting up something for yourself is really good…and you cursed all the beating…you should have never sit to talk with her in my abs£nce because you know how I will feel about that and even if you talk, you nee-ded to be careful not to mention anything implicating, I have being able to protect myself and cover up my mess all this years, you can’t come and b!ow it all off over night…I have invested so much on Olivia trying to make up for the past and all she lost and I was good with that…she see’s me as Mr perfect and I want it to remain so even after getting married….and the preparation for my wedding is going on fine…I have printed the cards and even started distributing some of it, gotten my suit and other necessary things…Olivia will be here next week to get her own stuffs, I’m just waiting for her to return so that we can proceed to the alter, Wilson…about telling her my past story…I can’t tell her…how do I even start…where do I even start such confession, will I come to her and then say…”honey, plea-se forgive me…I was the gun man that [email protected]£d you and cursed your parents death…and I escaped all punishment because my parents are wealthy, I met you again unknowing at first but later found out that you were the same slender girl back then and I was happy to know that you had a daughter who is my biological child…I tried to cover up my mess all this years…but I do love you and plea-se forgive me…let the past remain in the past…will such confession work…how do I even tell her such…I tried to say it but it hanged in my truth…I couldn’t Wilson, so I decided to wave it off, get married to her and live as one family, she doesn’t really have to know…is better she doesn’t know, what she doesn’t know won’t kill her, I mess up big time in the past, I’m not proud of what I did but it has turn out to be a blessing to me in disguise and to her also, me having her and also my daughter and she getting her dream come true, dream of finishing school, and owning a big supermarket, I can’t bring her parents back to life and I can’t undo what has being done but will try and make it right so that she will not have any reason to doubt or worry about anything… so whatever happened should be kept in the past….i will always try to cover up my tracks and in that way we will all be fine…I want to quic-kly get married to her now that she is done with school so that she will not be able to leave even if she finds out who I am in the future of which I know she won’t but that will be if you will also keep your mouth shut and try to get use to calling me Kane…practice it continuously so that you won’t call me Kaka again to her hearing…me and Olivia are meant to be together and even the past can not separate that fact…whatever happe…..
Olivia’s leg was shaking, she couldn’t stand anymore, she staggered severally as she ran out of the gate into her car and zoomed off.
The happy security was surprise to see Olivia ran off with speed, he thought within him “maybe my boss did not like the surprise and got her angry and she left…or she planned to surprise my boss and got her own surprise too which made her to leave so soon, maybe she is coming back again, she probably want to go and bring her daughter or something else, my boss and madam has never had a quarrel to my hearing…so it can’t be trouble but why do madam left in such a hurry and I can tell that she was crying or maybe I was mistaken…but whatever it is, I am preparing myself for their wedding day, there will be enough eating and drinking that day…
After sometime Kane walk Wilson who was going back to his place as darkness”>darkness settled everywhere. As they got to the gate, the security man happily asked Kane.
“Sorry to ask you sir…do you see madam…she was here before…
Kane looked at the security as if he was insane.
“Which madam are you talking about? Kane asked the security in a funny way.
“I mean our madam, the only madam here…Madam Olivia…I thought you saw her when she….
“…Are you on a cheap drink…madam is in school and will be coming back next week, you must be seeing double…I wonder what you are talking about…st©p babbling and open the gate…
Kane said in a funny way as him and Wilson started laughing, they ignored the security man who was acting confused.
The security man wondered if madam has become a ghost that his boss could not see her when she [email protected]£ in and went out in a hurry.
Kane later went back inside and ignored the confuse security man who doesn’t seem to know what he was saying.
he went inside to call Olivia, but her line was off, he left a message that he was missing her and can’t wait to have her all to himself.
To be continued
Lasting memory Episode 11 & 12