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ever been in love episode 33 & 34

story by Deborah paul
ever been in love
episode 33

Kim made lunch of fried rice and salad, with chicken, she served the both of them in the living room, while she called her gate man to come carry his own food.

DERRICK
this taste nice
(he said after a few spoon)
KIMBERLY
please, stop with the tease
DERRICK
(He smiled)
what’s with women and compliment? if you tell them the truth they don’t believe.
KIMBERLY
(She giggles)
okay, fine thanks for the compliment.
she said and they both chuckled, after some minutes of silent Derrick decided to try his luck by asking Kim what happened earlier between she and her cousin.
DERRICK
I know I have seen you only a few time, but you look more beautiful when you are happy

KIMBERLY
(Surprised)
how do you know I’m not happy? I am happy
DERRICK
it doesn’t seem like it, it looks like you are faking this happiness….the Kim I have met cuuole of times is a fun kind of girl…..not this one….so if you don’t mind me asking, what’s bordering you?
KIMBERLY
(She dropped her food on the table and smiled)
I know what you are trying to do, you wanna make me talk on what happened earlier at my sister’s place. Nothing happened okay, it’s just a girl fight and we will get over it.
DERRICK
Okay fine, I admit I heard a little from your conversation but don’t you think you were to harsh on her? that could have hurt her ego so much.
KIMBERLY
(She suddenly felt remorseful)
you think so? I didn’t mean to hurt anyone okay, I just didn’t like the fact she keep repeating the same mistake over and over again.

DERRICK
(He dropped his food too)
I know, I know your intentions were pure, all I’m saying is they are better ways one could s£nd a clean message without hurting the feelings of the person getting
the message.
KIMBERLY
(She felt emotinal)
I love my sister so much, and she has really been through alot in the hands of men, so when I see her making such mistakes again I feel very sad, angry and all I feel like doing is pull out all her hair.
(she said and chuckled amist tears)
DERRICK
please don’t cry, I’m sure you both will make up.
KIMBERLY
are you sure she will forgive me?
DERRICK
Common, I’m sure she definitely forgive you.

KIMBERLY
thanks Derrick, I wonder what I would have done if you hadn’t come.
DERRICK
it’s nothing, I’m glad I could help.
KIMBERLY
(She wiped her face)
let’s continue with our food before it get cold.
DEERICK
Alright.
they took their food and started to eat.

it was already seven in the evening and Marcel still haven’t heard from either his brother, or Clarissa, he was so tempted to go knock on her door, but he just couldn’t because she made it clear that she wanted to he left alone.
like the universe heard his prayers, his younger brother called him.
MARCEL
Hey, what’s up
DERRICK
I’m fine, good evening bro
MARCEL
I have been expecting your call since.
DERRICK
yeah, I’m sorry I was with kim
MARCEL
kim? which Kim?

DERRICK
the same Kim, Rissa’s sister.
MARCEL
I don’t understand, what were you doing with Kim? beside you drove out in a hutry like something was chasing you.
DERRICK
Kim and [email protected] had an argument, they we’re arguing about her ex that left her for five years or so, they saw each today in church I guess and Clarissa gave him her number….Kim picked offense because she believe Clarissa is naive and might fall back into the trap of the dude…..the argument was so intense that Kim had to leave, I just offered her a ride to her place.
MARCEL
wow, I don’t even know what to say.
DERRICK
I just got home bro, I nee-d to freshen up and have a good sleep….. goodnight
MARCEL
yeah, goodnight.
(he hung up)
Marcel couldn’t explain what he was feeling, was it anger that Clarissa was foolish for giving out her number to her ex or it was jealousy?
he immediately lost the urge of seeing her, he went inside took his bath and slept.
All through the day clarissa has been on the phone with Benjamin, he chatted her up immediately his service was over.
his been talking her in accepting on going on a date with him so they could talk…..she indeed and desperately want to say yes so she could listen to his explanation why he had to leave her for years without explanation but her sister’s word kept ringing in her head.
but the sweet talk of Benjamin took over and she finally accepted to go on a date with him the next day.

The next day Kim woke up by the ringing of her alarm, she angrily turn it off and returned back to sleep.
she woke up around 9am, she sluggishly took herself to the bathroom to brush and showered, not long she was done with it, she went into the kitchen to make breakfast, she remembered she left her phone in her bed room so she went back to take it, when she entered her room, she met the phone ringing so she rushed to take the call.

KIMBERLY
(She hissed seeing it was Michael)
good morning sir
MD MICHAEL
It’s almost 10:00am, why are you not yet at work?
KIMBERLY
Come to work so you can fire me? oh please you can keep the letter, because I don’t have space in my house to store trash.
MD MICHAEL
(He was trying to control his anger)
who said anything about firing you Kim? get your @ss here right now.
he sounded like a command and dropped the call.
Kim dropped her phone and went to her wardrobe to look for something to wear, within minutes she was out of the house heading to her office.
she had no strength to drive so she used a taxi.

because of too much traffic she got to the office around 11:00am.
she greeted her colleagues that she hasn’t seen for weeks.
She knocked slightly at her boss office, and he asked her to come inside.
immediately she entered Michael checked his wrist watch.
KIMBERLY
too much traffic sir.
(she explained even without been asked)
her boss was just staring at her, he wish she wasn’t the best so he could fire her, but Kimberly has brought deals to the company that no one ever has or can….she always know how to get the deals and have the job done.

KIMBERLY
Hello sir, are we going to talk or you will keep staring at me ?
MD MICHAEL
you are growing wings girl
KIMBERLY
I’m sorry sir, wrong timing the last time you called so I lashed out.
MD MICHAEL
and you lashed out on me your boss?
KIMBERLY
I’m sorry….so I’m here now, you can just fire me let me go home.
Michael was queit for a while before he pushed an envelope to her.
MD MICHAEL
I want you to handle that deal, you are the cable hand we hand on board now.
KIMBERLY
(She opened the envelope frowned)
I’m going to Kano ? I just came back from Port sir…..
MD MICHAEL
You are been paid well for this job Kim, I wonder why you are complaining.
KIMBERLY
I’m I? well, I’m sorry sir because I’m not going to kano.
she dropped the envelope and got up to leave.
MD MICHAEL
If you don’t go for this deal, you can ki-ss your job goodbye

KIMBERLY
(She turn to face him)
Okay
she said and walked closer to the door, Michael ran after her, he grabbed her by the arm.
MD MICHAEL
why are you acting stubborn this days?
KIMBERLY
you think is easy flying from one state to another? sighing deals, bringing deals home?
MD MICHAEL
okay fine…..what do you want?
Kim like that question, she smiled and returned back to her chair to think of what she really wants.

episode 34
Kimberly returned back to her sit smiling, Michael returned back to his with his eyes fixed on her waiting for her to give him an answer.
MD MICHAEL
so, what is it going to be?

KIMBERLY
I want a promotion, at least I deserve it and I want a new car my old car is giving me headache……I also want a three month leave after I return from kano.
MICHAEL
(shocked)
what? are you insane? a promotion, a new car and a three month leave? what do you take this company to be?
KIMBERLY
(She got up)
it’s okay boss, like I say, you can look for more cable hands to do the job for you…..excuse me.
she said and picked her hand bag from Michael’s table and left.
it was just 12pm in the afternoon, going home would mean she would have to sleep and sleep so she decided to go see her sister and apologize for the way she treated her the previous day.
she stopped a taxi and entered, she told the taxi man where she was going to and he started the car.

An hour later she arrived at her sister’s gate, she paid the taxi man and came down from his car.
she pushed the gate opened and walked straight to her sister’s door but Marcel was coming out from his room, he was heading out too.
MARCEL
Kim?
KIMBERLY
(She turn to look at him)
Marcel, helllo
MARCEL
Hi, how are you?
KIMBERLY
very well and you?
MARCEL
I’m good, you here to see Rissa?
KIMBERLY
yeah, but it seems like she’s not around because I have been knocking since but no response.
MARCEL
she’s out, I saw her leaving the house this morning.
KIMBERLY
oh no, I came all the way here just to see her.
MARCEL
I thought you have your key, why not use it and wait for her, she might come back soon.
KIMBERLY
I left hurriedly yesterday so I forgot my own key.
MARCEL
oh I see, so what are you going to do now? will you wait for her at my place? or I should drop you off.
KIMBERLY
I don’t wanna inconvenint you, so don’t worry I can find my place.
MARCEL
Common, I’m not going to anywhere that can’t wait…i can go to the place later on.
KIMBERLY
Are you sure?
MARCEL
very sure, common.
he said and led the way while Kim followed from behind.
He opened his door and entered, he invited her in and she thanked him before entering.
MARCEL
please make yourself comfortable.
KIMBERLY
thank you….
(she said and took a sit)
MARCEL
so, what can I offer you?
KIMBERLY
I want juice.
MARCEL
I will be right back.
he said and went into his kitchen to get her something to drink, not long he return with two cup of juice, he gave her one and sat down to take the other one.
KIMBERLY
do you think my sister will come back anytime soon?
MARCEL
she left pretty early and I’m doubting if it was work she went to.
KIMBERLY
I pray she comes back quick, I have something very important to discuss with her.
MARCEL
Don’t worry, she will come back….come to think of it, you left yesterday without even a good bye….i was hurt you know.
KIMBERLY
you were? I’m so sorry, I wasn’t in my right frame of mind that yesterday so I had to leave….lucky for me, I saw your brother and he drove me home.
MARCEL
(Pretending like he didn’t know)
what? my own brother? that’s surprising…I mean Derrick is not the type that gives women lift you know.
KIMBERLY
is he that much of a tough guy?
MARCEL
you can say his a private person, I’m really surprise Derrick drove you home though.
KIMBERLY
That means I will nee-d to give a testimony on Sunday for being a lucky girl or what do you think?
MARCEL
(He chuckled)
funny you….sorry pardon my manners, what will you eat so I can make orders.
KIMBERLY
like you want to order food for me to eat?
MARCEL
yeah, I’m kind of hungry too
KIMBERLY
I was in a hurry this morning that I didn’t finish cooking my breakfast to eat, I’m hungry too…..but I ha-rdly eat food outside unless I find myself in a situation where I can’t help it…..Do you have food stuff at home?
MARCEL
I have everything, your sister helped me with shopping the other time, my food stuff are all untouched .
KIMBERLY
Good, because we are going to cook something nice for us to eat.
MARCEL
I notice that you and your sister love cooking a lot
KIMBERLY
it’s an hobby….so shall we?
Marcel got up and showed her to the kitchen, he went into his room to change his dress into something else.
He came back after he had changed and joined her in the kitchen and they made white rice and stew with chicken.
Food was ready and served, they sat differently on the sofa and ate, kim had just dropped her plate when she heard someone open the gate, she decided to check if it was her sister, and indeed it was.
KIMBERLY
(Excited)
finally my sister is back
MARCEL
Oh really? that’s nice.
KIMBERLY
I will just clear the dishes and go see her.
MARCEL
don’t worry about it, I will do it
KIMBERLY
hell no, just give me your plate if you are done.
He gave her his plate and she took it with hers into the kitchen and washed them before she came back to meet him in the living room.
KIMBERLY
I’m going now, I’m not spending a night here so in case we don’t see before I leave…..take care of yourself and thanks for accommodating it and for the food too
MARCEL
please stop [email protected] me, it was nothing…..I will walk you to the door.
Kim nodded her head and led the way while Marcel followed from behind.
she gave him a quick hu-g when they got outside his door.
KIMBERLY
I will see you around
MARCEL
you sure will kim……take care
He waved at her and she waved back before she walked to her sister’s door and knocked on it.
clarissa who was still seating in the living room relaxing got up and opened the door, she hoped it was Marcel because she hated herself for treating him badly the previous day, but she was surprised to see her sister standing in front of her house.
CLARISSA
Kim?
KIMBERLY
you were expecting someone else?
CLARISSA
No, come inside
she said and headed inside, Kim followed her too.
CLARISSA
Why are you not at work?
KIMBERLY
I quit
CLARISSA
You what? why?
KIMBERLY
Nothing, I just did.
CLARISSA
okay, so what’s your plan now?
KIMBERLY
I have enough links to start up my own company if I want…..is just that I don’t have enough funds yet.
CLARISSA
you can start small you know
KIMBERLY
You know I have eyes for big things, I can’t start small.
CLARISSA
Okay, do whatever you want…..i pray you make a good decision.
KIMBERLY
(She was quite for a while)
so I came to apologise, I’m sorry for the way I spoke to you yesterday.
CLARISSA
that’s in the past…..i forgive you.
KIMBERLY
you have?
CLARISSA
Of course
she said and Kim jumped on her hu-gging her.
to be continued

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