(Living the life of a lie)
#Season_2 FINAL Episode 50
By : Kebby NG
“Really, you want the divorce?”I asked as i stared at him
“Thats what’s best” he said
“For who? Your self right? You are taking the easiest way out?”I said
“That’s not what am doing!”
“It’s what you are doing Brian, I am the one who lost my parent, the one who had to live with out ever having my parents with me, the one who was almost killed just because of a darn throne”
“I have no one except you and you choose to leave me too”I asked
“Can’t you see that because of what my father did, we can’t be! I can’t live the rest of my life with you knowing that my father killed your real parent and also your foster father,I can’t”
“So for the good of all us,Let’s just end it here,Have made it known to the public,You can have your place back and as for my father,You don’t have to worry, Once the police get him, he will stay in jail for a very long time”He said as he closed his suit case
“Must you really leave?”I asked again
“As have said,it’s for the best , the lawyer will bring you the divorce papers,Good bye Emma”He said and began to head out.
“You are a coward, you are suppose to be here with me, to face what ever trouble that come our way together but you chose to take the easy path, well I wish you luck and as soon as the lawyer bring the divorce document, I will sign it”
“You may leave now”I said as I faced the window making it known to him that, it’s the end of our conversation
It wasn’t until I heard the door close behind me that i let out the tears have been holding in.
FIVE MONTH LATER
“Welcome home son,how was the interview?” My mom asked I walked into our little apartment.
“It went well,I it will work this time”I said as I went to the kitchen to make myself some tea.
If some one had told me that I will be making tea for myself some day,I would have call them a liar.
But here i am doing it,I thought as I added cream to it.
“How did you spend your day mom?”I asked
“By sitting all day and wondering when your father will surface”She said
Ever since he ran away from the roof top,He has never been found, there were times that I wonder if he was dead but some thing tells me that he is alive and that he is hiding some where.
“Don’t worry about that mom,Just worry about your self,Sooner or later he will be found and once that happen, he will be sent to jail”I said
“I feel so sad hearing you say that about your father”
“It’s what he deserves, karma came for each and every one of us and we will have to accept what it brings to us”I said
Just then the documentary which had been showing on a channel In the Television was cut short by the news.
“Queen Emma Helen Chadwick have finally shown her face to the public, After months t of being cooped up in the palace, She sauntered right into minister James party last night,Along with her was a handsome companion and he is known to be William ray, the great archit……….”My mom didnt let the news caster finish when she switched off the television
“What was that for?”I asked
“You left her five months ago and I know that you haven’t been able to forget her and hearing news about her will surely make you feel sad and i don’t want that”My mom said
“You are right! It’s best that I don’t know a thing about her”I agreed.
Ever since I left Emma five months ago,We haven’t seen or spoken to one another.
The lawyer handled our divorce as silently and quickly as possible.
Though I regret leaving her,I know that she will be very happy with out me in her life, William has been by her side and she has took up back her maiden name and continued with her life just as I did with mine.
I hope that things will continue to work out for her and I also hope that she gets to find the happiness my family denied her years ago.
Just then we heard a knock on the door and I stared at my mom
“Are you expecting some one” she asked
“No are you?”
“Of course not! who would I want to see”She said and quickly I went to the door only to find William there.
“Mind if I come in?”He asked
“What do you want?”I asked
“To talk to you,If it wasn’t urgent, you wouldn’t see me here,believe me”He said and i had no choice than to let him in.
“Have you come to tell us about my husband?”my mother asked him
“No have only come to talk to Brian”William said
“Fine then,I will leave you two alone”She said as she went out of the room.
“Have a seat,What can I offer you?”I asked him
“Nothing,Just take a seat and let me tell you what I have to tell you”He said and I did as he told me
“I tried,I really tried to make her happy but I don’t think she will ever be happy with me”He said
“What are you saying?”
“Emma loves and it will only be you, the past five months have been hard for her, Emma needs you but her pride won’t let her come to you, after all you left her and chose the easiest way out”,
“It’s been hard for me too,I had to see the woman i love from afar, I couldn’t go near her,neither could I talk to her because of what my father did, as long as I am with her, I will always remember how my father destroyed her life and am sure that some day she will think of me and tell herself that it was a good idea to get a divorce from me”I said
“It’s been a bad idea, a real bad one, she waited and when the only response from you was a divorce,She was heart broken and since she had no other option,She signed it, you need to go back to her before its too late”He said
“Why are you telling me this! This should be an opportunity for you to have her,You have always been in love with her”He said
“Yes have always been Inlove with her and am still in love with her but she will never love me the way I love her”
“It has always been you and it will always be you and before I forget this important fact”
“Emma is pregnant with your child”He said and I stared at him in shock
“What? Emma can’t have kids”
“But she is pregnant with your child, now don’t give me that look,Emma and I have never sleep with each other and that’s because she loves you,You won’t be a jerk and say the child is not yours”
“It’s not that,Am just still reeling from the shock of knowing that I am going to be a father soon”I answered and he smiled
“Why don’t you go and tell Emma that”He said
“Will she accept me back?”I asked unsure
“Of course,Have watched her longed for you and so she will surely welcome you into her life again”He said
Just then his phone rang and he smiled as he showed me the caller.
“Hello Emma”he said and suddenly his expression changed
“Who is this?”He asked
“Don’t you dare lay a hand on her,Tell me where you are and I will come to you”
“What? Isnt that too much?” He yelled into his phone
“Fine,I will bring you the money,Just don’t hurt her”He said and cut the call.
“Emma has been taken by your father”
“What? But how?”
“That’s what I will like to find out,He is asking for a large sum of money”He replied as he went out of the house.
Quickly I went after him and got into his car.
“You don’t have to come”
“This concerns the woman I love and our unborn child, I won’t let any one,Not even my father hurt her”I said .
I woke up to find myself on a chair, tied to it like a caged dog.
What happened,how did I get here,I thought as I looked around me.
“Finally the queen has woken up”On hearing the voice of Brian father I remembered what happened
I was going to an auction feast when our car was ambushed.
I remember that some one had put some thing on my nose and then I had slept off only to wake up here.
“Did you miss me?”He asked as he took out his gun
On seeing that gun,I remembered that he had used the same gun to kill my father.
“You bastard! You murderer”I yelled at him
“Whatever ,I thought you would be over it already”He said
“First you killed my real parent and then you killed my foster father,You should be lucky that am tied down like this,if I hadn’t been tied down,I would have killed you with my own hands”I said and he laughed
“Wow such brave words,You won’t get to fulfil your wish because I will kill you and this time I will succeed”he said
“Have called William and he is bringing me the money in exchange for you,If only he knows that you will die,Even with out me getting the money”He said
“Until when will you stop all this? When?”
“Till you meet your family”He said and just then a man walked in
“William is here with the money and he brought company”He said
“What? Brian is here ?”He asked .
If Brian is here,then he came for me,I thought as I smiled.
“Do whatever you can to keep my son out side,I only want William here”He said
“Too late father”Brian said through the door way and immediately his father brought out his gun pointing it towards them.
“Just stop this father!”Brian yelled out angrily
“Shut up you stupid boy, After every thing I did for you, you decide to support her instead of me your father, she is going to die and you will watch me kill her”He said as he moved towards me with the gun
” No dad stop!”I yelled
“I have your money so just leave her alone”William yelled
“To heck with the money, Seeing my betrayer of a son have made me change my mind and so I will kill her”He said pointing the gun to my head
“For God sake she is pregnant with your grand child”William yelled at him
“What? Pregnant! Don’t make me laugh,She is nothing but a barren Lady, Alicia is the only one with my grand child and am sure that when I kill her,You will certainly go back to her”He said
“Sorry to inform you dad,Alicia was never pregnant, She lied to decieve every one and so don’t count on her to give you a grand childd because am getting back with my wife “Brian said
“Well let’s see how you do that when I kill her, if she dies,then your child dies too,that will be a great way of punishing you”He said as he pressed the gun to my head
“It’s time for you to say goodbye my dear”He said to me and I closed my eyes waiting for the gun to be shot and when it was shot,I wasn’t the one who got hurt .
I saw Brian father lying on the floor,Dead.
I turned to see who the shooter was and it was the police, They came right on time, I thought.
Brian and William came to untie me and as soon as I was free,Brian pulled me into a tight hug.
I held him tight,Breathing in his fragrance and enjoying his embrace.
“Thank God you are safe”He muttered
“Promise me you will never leave me again”I said
“Never ever,I love you”He said and i returned his words with a tight hug.
(A YEAR LATER)
“Brian I’ve been looking for you everywhere and you were here?”I asked as I walked into the nursery
“I just can’t help it,I keep wanting to see our little Sharon” He said as he stared at the crib where Sharon had been kept.
“Oh is that so,What about seeing Jordan or me”I asked as I walked in to stare at our child.
“Jordan looks so much like me and I’m used to seeing my face all the time and besides Jordan is very naughty while Sharon is just like her mom.”He said as he pulled me into his arms.
I smiled at him and gave him a brief kiss on the lips.
It’s been a year, A year of pain, Love and happiness and am grateful that through it all I still have Brian and our children, Little Jordan and Sharon.
If someone had told me a year ago that I will have this two lovely kids in my life,I would never have believed them.
“A party is being held downstairs, let’s not go too far “I said as I gave him another kiss
“But you are too tempting to resist.”He said as he held me tightly
Just then door burst open and Jordan came running in
“Momma, I don’t want it,I don’t want it.”He said as he ran towards me
“What don’t you want ?”I asked as I crouched in front of him
,”It’s granny! She wants me to wear that ugly suit” He said and i smiled
“Which suit exactly?
“The one dad bought for me,Am sorry dad But that suit is way too ugly,Momma tell granny that I don’t want to wear it”He begged
I stared up at Brian and he smiled down at me.
“Jordan where are…..there you are,come now and let me get you dressed” Brian mother said as she came into the room
“No, No I don’t want to wear it granny”He begged
“Jordan the suit I bought you is the latest trend in town, You should be happy and grateful about it because what you have,Others don’t,”Brian said to him and he looked remorseful
“Now let’s go with your granny and get you dressed”He said as he took Jordan hand and left the room with his mom.
I stood back watching the likeness between father and son.
Jordan takes after his dad in Looks and behaviour and am sure that when he is all grown up,he will be like his dad,Stealing the hearts of a lot of girls.
Sharon whimpered and i turned to her, She had woken up and she was starring at me now.
I carried her in my arms and gave her a kiss, Being a mother made me think of my mom.
William filled me on what I had to know about her,According to him she was a lovely lady, a lady of virtue,who is honest and kind and also responsible.
Just knowing that my mom possessed those character made me happy and also knowing that she found the man for her and was happy with him made me feel contented.
“My God your Highness,You are meant to be downstairs with the guest, the party is in your honour”Grace said as she came running in.
“I know but Sharon just woke up and I………”
“I will take care of her little highness,You just go to the party”She said as she took Sharon from me.
I left the room and head downstairs,the party was bubbling as ever.
Every one kept on talking while nibbling on the deserts being carried around by the waiter.
Standing beside the bar was William and Alicia.
Ever since Alicia told her parent the truth, She has found happiness once again,Mr and Mrs Baxter now treat her like a treasure that mustn’t be lost.
Alicia realised that Brian could never love her and so she told him the truth About her fake pregnancy.
Though Brian still feels wary of her,I know that she has finally moved on and is now a changed person.
William on the other hand concentrate on building a career for himself, He is now known for his greatness in architecture and though am happy that he has finally moved on from me am also worried that he is now going out with Alicia
She said some thing to him and he laughed,Starring at Alicia with the eyes of a man In love, Alicia was also stealing starring at him in the same manner
These two will certainly make each other happy,I thought.
Then I saw Brian mom with Jordan, though she tries not to show it, am sure that she was keeping an eye on Jordan.
Ever since she found out that I was pregnant with her grandchild, Her attitude towards me changed.
She lives her life caring for her grand children and I hope that she lives long to watch them grow.
I was still watching every one when Brian put his arm around me.
“Why are you here and not in the party”He said as he kissed my cheek
“I was just on my way”I said as we walked down the rest of the way
People noticed us and they began to sing the happy birthday lullaby as I walked down stairs with Brian
A large cake was brought to me with some candles on it.
As fast as I could,I silently prayed for my wish and then blew the candles.
A glass of champagne was taken around to every one
And Brian pulled me into his Arms and began to speak
“Thank you all for being present here today, for coming to celebrate with us, my wife and I really thank you for it”
“And to open up the party,We will be having our very first toast”
“To love and happiness”He said and every one including me chorused the same thing and then we drank the champagne.
A while later Brian came to me and whispered into my ear
“It’s time” Excusing myself from the people I was talking to.
We both walked out of the house and went to our car.
“Do you think it’s right that we are leaving all the guest?”I asked as the car began to drive off.
“Don’t worry, they can take care of themselves before we get back, Just relax and enjoy your time with me, my love” he said as he took my hand in his and kissed it softly.
We both walked into the crematorium hand in hand.
I smiled as I stared down at my wife, Who would have known that with every thing we have been through, we can still be together.
A year ago, every thing had been against our love for each other and I had thought that we will never be together but here we are, still loving each other.
We made a vow to each other that each time some thing good happens to us, we will always come to crematorium to share our good news with Emma parents.
Together we moved towards her parents crematorium.
Even though we never got to see their bodies, We created a crematorium in their memory ,Some where we can come and say hi to them.
“Daddy, mommy we are here again”She said softly
“And just as always we have come to share our good news with you”I added as I held her to me.
While Emma told them about our good news, I listened as I held her close to me.
Just listening to what she said made me remember them and I smiled with every thing she said.
We walked a few paces and got to her step father crematorium.
“Hello daddy”She said softly.
Though she tries to hide,I still know that the death of her step father still hurts her and that’s some thing that I will always feel guilty of because my father killed him.
We payed her respect to him and I turned about to leave but she pulled my hand and said
“We still have one place to go”She said and pulled me to the end of the crematorium.
I was surprised at seeing a crematorium for my father.
When had this be done? I thought starring at Brian.
“Even though you tell me you hate him, I know that you miss him and even though he is no longer here, you can have this place as a reminder to his memory”She said
“You doing this………have you forgiven him for what he did?”I asked
“I have and you should too Brian, he always said some thing, he did it all for you, he did it for his son to have a good life and think about it, if he hadn’t done it, you and I would have practically grew up like sibling and we wouldn’t have had the chance to love each other this much”She said and that got me smiling.
I stared at his crematorium and smiled, Emma is right, no more grudges, if she forgave him , who am I not to, I thought as I smiled down at Her.
One thing am glad of out of all this is that, I got with me the woman I love and as long as we are together, we will be happy.
Together we stood at the sea, throwing in flowers, in respect to our loved ones memory.
“Am glad Emma”Brian said suddenly
“Glad about what?”I asked
“That we met again”He said as he came to stand behind me,hugging me close to him.
“Destiny had made us part when we were little so we could meet again and am happy that we met again only to love each other so much”He said
For a while I stood remembering how we met, how we fell for each other, how we faced every terrible thing together, how our love survive it all and I smiled
“And am also happy”I said as I turned in his arms.
“You are the best thing that have ever happen to me Emma, I don’t regret knowing you”he said as he held my cheeks starring down at me
“I too Brian, I don’t regret knowing you and I love you,I will always love you for the rest of my life”I said and he gave me a kiss and hugged me.
My secrets led me back to where I belong, To the man I love and also to have this joyous life with him.
I don’t regret what I did, though it brought me great saddness at some point, it also brought me happiness at the end and so I don’t regret any of the decision I had to make.
“I love you Emma, I really love you”Brian muttered softly and I nodded.
As long as I have him and my kids, am contented with my life, I thought as I held him tightly.
Till death do us part,I thought……………………….
Love conquers it all.💕💕💕
It happened with Emma and Brian and I hope that you guys have learnt some thing even though it’s just a story😁😁😁
The end is here. It’s been an amazing journey but all good things come to an end, right? I won’t take much time and just want to say thank you all, you anonymous readers, amazing raters and awesome commenters. Thanks a lot..!!!
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