(Living the life of a lie)
By : Kebby NG
(20 years ago)
“Will this be my new house daddy” the little girl clutching onto the older man hand asked as they got out of the taxi
“This will be your new house,Do you like it?” The older man asked
“Yes I do”The little girl answered taking hold of the man hand again
“Am glad you like it, Common let’s go in so you can meet your new mom”He said holding the little girl hand
They were about to get to the door when the door bur-st open and a scary lady walked out
“I thought I told you not to bring her here!”she said
“I just can’t leave her, After the accident the poor thing has been suffering in their hands, We can’t take her back there” He said holding the little girl
“Its either she leaves or I take my child and leave instead”She yelled at him and went back into the house
The little girl watched the man sighed and she pu-ll-ed his hands
The older man starred down at her and bent to her level
He pu-ll-ed her to him and hvgged her fiercely
“Dont worry kiddo you will be living here with me, Don’t mind that lady, She is just angry a bit”He said smiling
The little girl pu-ll-ed him and hvgged him fiercely……..
FLASH BACK ENDED
I woke up feeling so tired and rest less
It wasn’t morning yet and Brian was nowhere to be found
Its odd though,I saw him slee-ping peacefully beside me on the be-d,So where is he? I thought as I stood up and went in search of him.
I found him sitting on a chair,throwing some sticks into the fire to burn and as always,His guards are always with him.
I went to sit beside him And i could tell from his expression that he was thinking about some thing.
“Why are you here?”I asked as I stared at him
“I couldn’t sleep”He replied still starring at the burnt fire
“If it’s because of the auction,It went well right?”I asked
“Of course it did and am not thinking about that”He replied and for a while I wondered if he was thinking about what Lisa [email protected] said, Could he still be doubting me, I thought as I starred at him
“Its some one I owe an apology” he said gently
“An apology?”I asked
“Yes,For a while I forgot about the ordeal with her, It wasn’t until Lisa [email protected] mentioned the name Emma that I remembered”He said and I grew uneasy
“Why does the mentioning of Emma name makes you feel guilty “I asked
“There is some one I knew who ba-red that name and I did something bad to her,I along with my family”He said sadly
“What did you do?”I asked
“Some thing that shouldn’t be heard of, When I realised that what i was doing was wrong,I st©pped but I was too late to apologise because after the accident,I didn’t see her again”He said sadly
“If you are saying accident,Is it the fire out break that happened twenty years ago?”I asked
“Yes,You seemed well informed”
“If am to pas-s the coronation day,I have to know every thing,so…….tell me what happened to that child?”I asked
“The fire fighters report was that she was burnt to death along with the fire but I know that she didn’t die,That she is still out there some where” He said fiercely
“But if she is still alive,You have the chance to apologise,So why are you being this way”I asked
“It’s because I did some thing bad Dora! I know that if I were to see her today, she won’t ever forgive me”
“Tell me ! How old were you when you did some thing bad to her?”I asked
“I was just eight”He replied and I smiled
“You were very young then Brian, Am sure that if you met her again, She will forgive you,After all you were all just kids” I said
“Kids! I [email protected]£ an adult at that age”He said looking sad
Never have I seen this side of Brian,He looked so guilty and i wondered what really happened twenty years ago.
“Hey cheer up,It’s not the end of the world and this is the first time am seeing you this way,It feels some how “I said smiling at him
“What about you Dora”He said suddenly
“What about me?”I asked
“I told you what’s bothering me, Don’t you think it’s time you did the same”He said and the smile on my face disappeared
“I…… I think I will go to be-d”I said standing up and he did the same thing and before I could walk far,He pu-ll-ed me to him.
“What are you hiding Dora,Why can’t you tell me about it”He asked
“I don’t know what you are talking about, Am feeling sleepy alre-ady,I would like to sleep now” I said not looking at his face.
He held my jaw and brou-ght my face to stare at him
“Fine,I will just have to be content with what you say”He said
“Can I go back now”I asked as he still held unto me
“Not until this!”He said and before I could st©p him
He k!$$£d me, The k!sswas as gentle and brief as possible
“Good night Dora”He said and walked off.
I went back to the tent feeling a bit cheesy, What happened just now? Why did he k!ssme? I thought as I layed on the be-d
“Don’t think too much of it,It might be a thank you for me listening to him tonight.
Yes it’s a thank you k!ssfor me listening to him, I thought as I tried not to think of some thing else.
I sle-pt off and woke up quite late, Brian wasn’t beside me, Didnt he sleep last night,I thought as I went out of the tent.
“Your Highness,His Highness has asked me give you this when you wake up”one of the guard said bringing to me a sheet of paper.
I thanked him and as soon as he left, I opened the paper
‘I decided to go to the sea,If you feel like coming,Come but if you don’t just stay at the camp’
I smiled as I starred at the letter,Did Brian just invite me to join him,I thought as I went into the tent to change.
I stood at the sea,Starring at the water which was sparkling bright because of the Sun
“I really want to go and see the sea” the little voice kept on taunting me
“That will never happen because you will be here forever” Those were the response I had given to her
I turned to see Dora walking up to me , She had a smile,A smile which I returned.
What I told her last night was some thing I never told any one.
Not even to Nina,There is some thing strange about her
Maybe is because I found out that she loves me,Maybe it’s because I feel happy knowing that some one out there cares for me ,I just don’t know why.
“The sea is nice”She said as she got close to me
“Yes,I would have ask you to watch the sunrise with me but you were fast asleep”I said
“You should have woke me up” she said
“So I can get cursed at later,no thanks”I said
“It would have been nice to watch the sun rise,you know this is my first time coming to the sea”
“Yes, Dad never really took me out that often,there was a time I told him that I wanted to come to see the place but he never took me there” she said sighing sadly
“But it’s a good thing that I finally get to see it”she said giving me a smile
“And while am here,am going to di-p my feet into the water, Have heard that it feels really good to put your feet in the water” quic-kly she ran into the water.
“It feels so good Brian,Come over here,Come try it out”She said laughing and i found myself starring at her.
There is some one she reminds me of I thought as I starred at her.
“Hurry and come over here! You nee-d to feel the water”She said waving at me
“I would rather stay here”I replied.
Sighing heavily,I walked back to meet him on the sand.
So far so good it has been going on well between us and i know that sooner or later a fight would occur and once again we will be uncivil towards each other
That is why am trying to savour this moment, Even though it’s for a little while,I will cherish it forever
“Common Brian ,Come try out the water”I said pu-lling his arm
“No Dora”He said but I was not listening and I drew him until he was in the water
“Doesn’t it feel good”I asked throwing the water on his face.
“Don’t do that! You will we-t my clothe”He said still not wanting to come in fully
I moved towards him and push him and he fell right into the water
“Just wanted to see you we-t”I said, laughing
“Fine then you want it that way, Then you leave me no choice”He stood up and carried me in his arm,Dumping me in the water.
“That was unfair Brian”I said as he began to laugh.
A laugh which I found to be S-xy and I won’t deny that he looked more handsome when he had water all over him,I wondered why Nina couldn’t have love him genuinely, If he had loved me back ,I would always want to show him off,I thought starring at him.
He brou-ght me back to reality when he took a handful of water and poured it on me and I did the same, We pla-yed a bit in the water and then we head back to the sand.
While Brian took off his we-t shi-t,I went back to the sea to get my sandals.
I began to head back only to see some one hiding behind the bush on the island.
The person also had some thing with him and when I saw that that thing was pointed towards Brian , I ran straight to him but I was too late because the sh0t had gone off.
I stood starring at Dora as the gun was sh0t, She had run into my arms before the gun sh0t sounded
I kept on starring at her until she began to sl!pin my arms.
“Dora”I called as I held her up
It was then that I realised that she had been the one who was sh0t.
She kept on sli-pping and I held her ti-ght “Call for help”I yelled at the guards
I knelt on the floor,Holding her to me, She looked so pale and she was about to lose consciousness
“Dora! Look at me,Do not close your eyes,Just keep on starring at me”I said gently and she starred back at me
“You ……a…..are….not…..hu ……..rt” she whispered gently
“How could I have gotten hurt when you took the sh0t for me”I replied and she smiled
“Th…….that’s a relief,To k…..now that you are not hurt……is a big reli……..”she couldn’t complete her words because she lost consciousness.
“Dora open your eyes,Open your eyes”I yelled at her but nothing happened.
Immediately I carried her in my arms and began to head to the camp with the guards coming after me.
Feeling so anxious and worried,I didn’t want to wait for help to arrive.
As soon as we made it back to the camp,Our car was parked outside alre-ady
With the help of the guards,we settled her in the car and soon we got to the town nearest hospital.
While I waited in the waiting room, It felt like the most unbearable moment of my life
Not knowing how she is doing and without any one telling me a thing makes me feel helpless.
Once again she had protected me,She had risked her life to save me where as I haven’t done any thing for her, it really su-cks just knowing that
Just then my phone began to ring and without looking at the caller,I answered
“Your Highness this is investigat………..”
“Not now plea-se,Not now”I said and switched off the phone.
The doctor walked out then and I went to him
“How is my wife?” I said with out even noticing that I had called Dora my wife for the First time
“Fortunately,The bullet didn’t hit any vital [email protected] and we have managed to get it out, She will still be un-der observation,We still dont know how her b©dy will take the medication your highness”He said
“Fine doctor,Just do your best to save her”I replied
“We will your highness,We will”He said .
I woke up to find myself in an unfamiliar room
I tried to remember what happened but it just won’t come
Where am I? I thought trying to get up when I felt a pain in my back.
It was then that I remembered what happened
The sh0t and every other thing,I hope Brian is save,I thought
The door opened and Brian walked in looking as healthy as ever
Seeing him got me relieved,At least he is not hurt, I thought as I stared at him
“You are finally up?”He asked walking towards me to take my hand in his
For the first time,I saw care in his eyes, Does he care for me now because I saved him from dying, I thought
“What happen Brian?”
“You were sh0t or let me rephrase that,You took a gun sh0t for me and you were brou-ght to the hospital”
“Luckily it didn’t hit any vital organ,So as soon as you are doing well,we can leave”He replied
“Since when have I been here?”
“Two days”he said
“Have been slee-ping for two days?”I asked
“You have”He replied
“What about my parents?”
“They were here awhile ago but they left soon”He Said
“Why do I feel like you are lying to me?”I asked
“Why would you think that am lying?”
“Because I know, You are not a good liar Brian,They didn’t come right?”I asked again and he nodded
“They said they were busy and that when you are out of the hospital,They will come visit you”He said
“You don’t have to worry Dora,They will still come to see you”
“Don’t try to sugar coat me with your words, I know that they won’t come”I said smiling at him
Suddenly He looked down at me with so compas-sion and before I could st©p him or do a thing, He k!$$£d my forehead and I found myself blu-shing
“Why did you do that?”I asked and again he took hold of my hand.
“I know that my life is in danger and though you know some thing about it,you are not willing to tell me,I will un-derstand but each time,you risk your life to protect me, I worry a lot and I know Have never said this before but I will now”He said pushing back a strand of my hair
“Thank you Dora,If it hadn’t been for your protec-tion,I would have been dead by now”He said and I kept on starring at him like he was some sort of stranger
I gave him a smile and he returned it “Now I will be the one doing the protec-tion,Don’t get hurt okay?”He said and I nodded gently
Brian might not love me but if having his care will be the only affection I ever have, then I will settle for that, I thought smiling at him
(At the Baxter house)
“This is driving me crazy! Can’t I go and see my child” Mrs Baxter asked her husband who stood beside the window
“You know we can’t, What if we get there and they require some sort of blood donor, We will be found out and let me tell you this,We will pay for it by going to jail”Mr Baxter added
“Until when will this continue? Shouldn’t we just tell her the truth!”
“You must be crazy! Don’t you know that she must never find out the truth”
“But I just can’t take it any more, she is at the hospital,Am suppose to be by her side but here I am doing nothing and its very frustrating “She said
“Then you keep on tolerating it,If Dora ever finds out the truth,it’s all over”He said gently
‘”do you think that when she knows the truth,She will forgive us?”
“I don’t know and that is why we must never tell her the truth?”
“Fine then,I will just stay here and wait for my child return”She added
“st©p that Brian,It’s ticklish”I said hitting his hand as he kept on mas-saging my leg
“Your muscles should not be a problem for you, The doctor told me give you a mas-sage whenever I can”He said smiling at me
Just then there was a knock on the door and Nina walked in carrying a bouquet of flower.
Seeing Nina right now made me remember when last I saw her and what she was doing at that time
“I thought every one had gone back to the palace,Why are you here?”Brian asked
“I [email protected]£ to see Dora”She replied
“Now that you have seen her ,you can leave”Brian said
“No don’t leave! Not just yet”I said starring at her
“But the doctor said you can’t be stressed”
“She won’t stress me and besides I have to talk to her”I replied
“Fine then, just call for me,I will be out side”He said leaving the room.
“Hope you are doing well? What are the doctor saying?”Nina asked
“Drop the act Nina,It doesn’t suit you”I said and immediately she sighed
“Thank God you noticed,I thought I was going to [email protected] nice and worried friend [email protected] but seeing that you have caught me,I don’t have to”She said
“Why did you do it?”I asked
“Do what?”She returned
“Don’t pretend you don’t know! Tell me why you wanted to kill Brian”I said
She was the one who sh0t me, when I saw her running off, I knew it was her but why did she want to kill Brian.
“That gun sh0t was meant for you, I never wanted to kill Brian”
“But I saw you pointing the gun at him, You were going to shoot him”I said
“Well I won’t deny I thought about shooting him but I st©pped and sh0t you instead”She replied
“Did you have fun doing it?”,
“I had so much fun Emma,seeing you like this gives me so much satisfaction”she said
“You took away my man,So why don’t I just take away your life”
“Killing people brings you joy right?”
“Not when that person keeps on intruding in my life”She yelled at me
“I won’t rest until I destroy you Emma,You have taken away Brian and I will get revenge by taking away your life and you will be helpless to do a thing about it”She said starri g at me like the devil her self
I stood in the waiting room wondering what Dora could be talking about with Nina
Just then the door open and she walked out
“I will be leaving now!”she said Gently
“Fine then”I replied walking past her to go and see if Dora is alright
“You don’t love me any more right?”She asked suddenly
“Its not the right time to talk about that “I replied
“Tell me the truth, plea-se!”She said and i turned back to stare at her
“I don’t love you any more”I replied and she nodded gently and left the hospital.
I was about going in when my phone began to ring,I answered on seeing the caller
“Yes investigator”I said
“I have some thing very important to tell you,If you can spare me some time”
“Can’t you tell me over the phone”I asked
“It can’t be talked over the phone, I will come to the hospital”He said
“What is it about?”
“Its about your wife,I will tell you every thing when I get there”He said and switched off the phone.
T B C😍
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