Cold But Charming - Episode 14
Cold but Charming
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I pulled into the garage of my bungalow after an exusted overnight drive to portharcout .. I pulled the gear to park as the striking hotness of the sun burn my skin..
burn burn burn have always loved how the word burn sounds...
Ever so slowly I climbed out of the car with a cigarette hung in my mouth.
"welcome boss" three of my boys came up to me.
"hey pasca, Shabanna, spike,"
I tilted my head sideways to them as I move inside puffing out my cigarette smoke to the air..
"any available jobs"
"yes boss, just two politicians "
"just two to kill so how much did you guys bargained with"
"eight million boss" pascal smiles looking up to me as if what he just said is the most pleasing bargaining of all...
Feeling tired already I slouched down my weight on the sitting room sofa while I pull off my stuffy thick jacket.
"eight million to kill two politicians, you guys must be mad, who brought the job offer"
"also a politician sir " Shabana replied this time..
The three of them were standing with their head bowed in front of me,, I stood angrily,, it took all of strength not to pull out my gun right at that moment to blow their head off,,
"politicians are always rich dammit ,,you should have bargained with 25milion "
"we are sorry boss" they said shakily..
"sorry for yourself". I shouted
I haven't spent more than 12hours away and you guys accepted a job like this, what if I left for a week,, you are gonna ruin yourself and not me, stupid boys
"you got lucky am not in the mood to kill this morning, or else I would have blow your head off , crazy fools".
I lighted another cigarette turning on my heels as I puff out more of the smoke to the air,
I moved towards my office which has always been empty and cozy.
Now Sitting down on my wine colored leathered arm chair, my phone buzz out , ,"grrrrrrrrrrr" pressing the green bottom an accentuated grin turn on my face as I would recognise my dear brothers voice anywhere,, I turn on my chair while I rested my two legs on the stool beside me, I giggled with my thoughts
"hello Desmond "
"hey Erik, have been calling your phone since last night,, we thought you'd come over to sleep, Nancy is really disappointed " Desmond said
"hey Des , oh my God,, tell Nancy am so sorry, I ran into something very important yesterday,, so I to attend to it "
"okay, come over for breakfast am still around, and the meeting at Cherry close is by two, we still have enough time, we will be expecting you"
"okay Des in the next 1hour I'll be there"
The phone disconnected and I started laughing out loud..
"oh my dear brother, "
Memory flooded through me in torrent of painful images as I start to fight against this drowning feeling of loss.
Desmond had always gotten every thing I ever wished for ,
ladies ,goodlooks, brilliancy.. Wealth
I mean everything,
Despite been a younger brother to me he's always atop of me in most things right from the time we were kids,
well I took that as faith right at first cause jealousy isn't quite a good thing ,he passed out of the university ahead of me with good grades I still do not mind .. Within two years he became filthy rich,
We were all glad as he carried us all along.. My two sister,, and our parents.
,but, the only thing I had that Desmond never got for quite a while was a wife ,, I was glad at least in all ,
I achieved having a wife and three kids ahead of him
But on the very day Desmond announced about Sam birth to us, all I taught I had, crashed on their way to meet Nancy at the hospital,,they burn, burn, the fire eats their skin, you could see the skull, they didn't die yet but burn and suffer....then
my world began crumbling around me
I wander and kept asking God why I had to loose again on the day Desmond achieved the only thing I ever achieved ahead of him, I began questioning God why am destined to always loose to Desmond..
I fought against the pains for so many years struggling to keep it from engulfing me, the death of my two sisters and parents who died along in that fire never pained so deep as much as my three sons which had so much hunted me during the years,
I smoke, and cry through dark walls,but all were nothing until I started killing with pleasure, i started loving the color of red and black,, I built my entire world around the foundation of ill-fated world..
And wrapping all my misfortune with violence ,I thought of no one to blame but Desmond .. I made all the effort for his wife never to give birth anymore while
I thought of ways to finally ruin his career, but Desmond was just too smart in keeping all his documents away from everyone , away from me no matter how I persuaded him to see...as time goes on I realise I couldn't muster up to kill him as He was still my blood no matter what...
After eight Years of that dreadful event I concluded in getting my revenge through his kid,, by building so much fears and hatred in his daughter ,threatening to finish anyone she opens her mouth to tell.
since then I assure myself Desmond is more of my enemy rather than my brother ...... He became more of a challenge and the reason why I had to stay alive to revenge
,I made Sam think she was the cause of my misfortune I made her pay for the sins I accused her father of ..
And have waited such a long years till now for her to grow up ..
To grow cold and big before budging her eyes out of her skull,, to kill her slowly, so at the end Desmond would loose to me.. He would be in the same shoes as I am.. To make him realise how painful it feels to grow old without having a child ..
To see his stupid wealth and inheritance crumble to the shore and losting amidst forestry of mast. To watch all he had crumbled right at his face..
laughing with little tears in my eyes,
Myriad emotions bombard me as I struggled against the rising pains burning within me,
thinking how so horribly life has been so unfair to me, I moved into my bedroom instinctively, slowly towards my mirror and was shocked at what I saw,
My complexion has become dead black, with deep circles under my eyes, my face has become so thin as my cheek were now hallowed out..
I realise I resemble more of a zombie .
I looked intently at the mirror, and saw him ,
Laughing and crying all along,
his skin as white as snow, looking pale with a really big eye, he was dripping of blood,, my last born Richy, Richard has always been the one to hunt me so much cause of our striking resemblance or any reason I don't know of, I thought I was illuminating right at first ,, but no am not crazy,, never am I going crazy, he was real
My Richy is alive
i glance at him in the mirror and turn smiling at him while I gently walked towards him,,
"come to daddy Richy "
"come, come, daddy is gonna take care of you"
I move further reaching my hands to him, he began frowing while shaking his head all along and there he turn towards the wall and he was gone,
I shouted and began to cry , holding my head all the way
"Richyyyyyyy please don't goo
Noooooooo Richy,,,, daddy loves you.. Oh my God..."
I fell on my kneels while I cry
pouring out my heart with every deep emotions it contains,,
With my eyes clouded with more tears I angrily took out my knife and slashed it on my palm,, raking my palm along my face I saw blood dripping and I instantly felt so good
"wao I love blood"
Taking out my cigarette once more i lighted it,, while I puff out the smoke repeatedly, I laughed aloud thinking how the eyes of the politician I have to go kill tonight will look like,
" wide and cold"
I twisted my hands on my Laps as Steve drove at normal speed to the hospital.. I watched the darkening skies and falling temperature as it grows which may have likely added to my anxiety,
Steve was silent all the way as I kept wondering what he might actually be thinking about
,I turn my head slowly , to study his handsome face again as though for the first time. There was a new softness which subtly altered his rugged features, His mouth was set in a firm line and his eyes were sharp and intense ahead. Yet there was no anger, no fear, no disdain
That fearless look has been all over his face since lastnight.
Why does he look so calm with the fact that I neither open up to him about Caleb or whom ever I said might be coming for him. The strength beyond it was compelling and I could swore I felt some rush of sensation digged through me,, i gaze away and concentrated on ahead.. I knew my stare had touched some part in him as he now reached out his strong hands to my smaller ones,caressing it lightly before placing it back on the wheel, .
For the first time in a long time I realise how I started letting go of my anger and feeling safe around no other but my bull headed handsome P. A,
Steve made me realise how a woman really needs a man by her side .
He made realise this feeling on how have been too lonely for long, guess I never realised it until those kisses .
His hot kisses
I contemplated on so much with in me realising how compassionate and stubborn Steve really was..how he had insisted in taking me down here no matter what.
I knew if I had to keep this from every one, not from Steve.
He had seen all my weakness and turning them against me like this is driving me nut...
Seeing the look on his face when he made those love confession repeatedly is breathtaking.. Despite having heard those words so many times ,, have never felt so disrupted in my life.
But how would I start entailing the secret have kept for so long to him...
The secret I kept for the safety of my parents and the people I never told
I know if I had to do this I should be ready for the risk which might be venomous,
what if my psychotic uncle uses devices
What if he's tracking me with devices and hearing my every conversation what if I told Steve , he found out and later kill mum and dad...
That I know am never gonna forgive myself..
Cause as much as I love them too much to die, am never gonna forgive myself either if anything happens to Steve..
The sky had already grow completely black at a corner indicating an heavy rain in any moment, Steve pulls on the accelerator while he drove at full speed ,
"how much longer is the drive steve"
"not longer, babe.. " he smiles .
I sighed at the sight of the hospital logo
guess have been too deep in thought to realise how close we were
Steve pulled into the parking deck, and got down , he reached out his hands to mine,, while I took it as he led the way inside,
I just hope Caleb is fine now
A nurse welcomed us at the entrance gesturing us in at instant recognition
..my heart lurched as we both move further,
the hospital was smelling of injections and antiseptic
Luckily we sighted doctor matine coming out of a room..
We quickened our pace as Steve calls out with his bass voice
"good morning doctor matine"
Steve much louder call tilted the doctors head up,, he glanced up towards us while he stretched forth some files to a nurse
"oh good morning" he said moving towards us.
"lets go into my office"
He took a turn while we followed anxiously behind,we entered his much smaller office, closing the door behind us ,he gestured us to take a seat. he speaks
"STEVE" Steve replied
"sorry we were in much tension yesterday we weren't able to introduce ourself " I said,,
The expression on the doctors face angled as he lifted his brow .
I swear my breath accelerated at the sight only to start inhaling in and out softly to subside it
i was about asking who sam was, thought Sam might be his wife or girlfriend cause that was the name he kept saying since lastnight"
I could feel Steve stare burn my skin as he shot his eye towards me, he couldn't say a word as I was trying to manage my shocked expression myself ..
I finally said in a low voice I couldn't recognize as mine.
"no am not doc,, he's just a friend, a long time friend "
"a friend "
he nodded as flickers of concern crossed his eyes before the faintest of smiles signaled some sort of understanding. He kept nodding all the way..
"well those are personal issues though, but any ways he's awake now, you can go check up on him but be careful , cause he can't sit up yet."
He said as though he was searching for a file,,
Steve and I were on our feet when a knock was heard on the door,, doctor matine gave his call out, while a chubby lady entered.. Fair looking , big chick and in a much more shorter uniform for my liking ..she moved towards the doctor
"we'll go check up on him now doc" Steve said . .
Doctor matine stops us before we took another step..
"any problem doc" Steve said
"not at all have your seats " doc matine replied
"you can take your leave regina" he said to the fat nurse who turn and took her leave .
Steve and I shot each other one more glance before taking our seats.
Doctor matine looks up,,
"I think this should confidential Mr Steve, I'd you prefer you excuse us ,I will like to speak with miss Sam alone"
"no doc " I cut in...
Have never felt so sure in my life,,,, for the first time whatever it is I was sure as heaven I want Steve to know about it. No matter how confidential it might be
"Steve is staying doc, what ever it is you can say it in his present. "
Steve glance at me rather looking surprised inspite of the warmth in it I shivered
"Sam are you sure " he said
I shot him my flaming gaze as I didn't reply to his word
"okay if u say so" doctor matine said adjusting on his seat..
I bit my lips while nibbled on it,, wondering what the doctor wanted to say,
I could hear thousands of tiny rain droplets fall from the sky through his window,,, and wonder when it started raining ..
Doctor matine clears his throat
"I just felt its important you know about this... We saw some strange drugs in the patient pocket , so I made some research on what type of drug it was we confirmed it to be an esctacy drugs,, worth millions of naira"
I gapse, while Steve was staring with bewildered expression all the way..
"esctacy what, " I said
Doctor matine continues
"cause he was ....emmmm.... fantasizing in making love with you in his sleep last night , your name never leaves his mouth miss sam, "
"disgusting" I shouted
I swear have never seen Steve in such a quiet state before, he gazed narrowly at the doctor while he move his lips so many times without nothing coming out of his mouth,
"doctor what makes you think....."
"he was hard all the way ma'am, we had to inject him to stop, it was overwhelming him, we were afraid he would explode in any moment "
"Hard, explode" I said in an irritating tone
"This doesn't make sense doc, I mean I don't get it"
I stare sideways at the now frowning Steve ,,there was a frostiness in his eyes I couldn't explain
Why haven't I told him who Caleb really was this doesn't make sense
" doc, you see I really don't understand, cause the last time I'd remember talking to caleb was eighteen years ago so why would he fantasize about me"
"I had to see you to understand, miss Sam cause he was describing you as though he knew you all his life "
Steve cleared his throat and stand.
"I think the matter really is confidential , I'll leave now , please excuse me "
I stare up at him ,as I couldnt believe the rage of jealousy that flickers all ohis face ..he saunters out of doctor matine office before I could stop him.
Is Steve really jealous now, seriously
"Emm doctor, I think I will go check up in him now, thanks for the info, so which ward is he at"
"the same private ward, you said to pit him in, just go upstairs, to your left, it's ward 4"
"alright doctor matine, " I said with an undaunted fury in my eyes
"thanks for the info "
"u're welcome miss, " I stood and immediately made my way out to look for Steve...
"what the hell"
I swatters out of the doctors office to breath in some cool fresh air...
I could swear my gut was pinching so hard I thought its about ripping out of position ,,
But am glad I left anyway cause I couldnt just sit down there to hear more of that.
I walked to a corner and hastily took a seat trying to stabilize my pounding heart,
jealousy battered my every inches as I repeatedly racked my fingers through my hairs ..
I shouldn't have stayed in there to hear at the first place now I regret,
Memory of the way I kissed and touched sam flashes through me, I can't believe another man is fantasizing on doing that to her...
What the hell
I loosened the top button of my shirt angrily fanning myself with my hands so it could take away the inner heat threatening to explode in any moment.
My entire system was disrupted, feeling my head bang along with it,
"esctacy drugs, "
The guy was either on his way in or out of Sam mansion when he got stabbed .
Who ever he is I don't think we gonna be in good terms until he back off away from Sam,
Arousing vein made its way up my face as I gently place it down on my arms
I've never felt so detached in my life even when I had seen my ex making out like dog in some club .
A sound suddenly emanates not far from me, I snap my head sideways only to see her geogeous form coming up to me,
I sat straight as my death stare melt on her full form,,
"have been looking all over for you Steve, what's wrong "
She sat close to me and reached for my hands,,
"Steve, are you jealous"
I analyse her for a moment before pushing my gaze away from her..
"you know I am Sam, and am mad at myself for looking so stupid,, it's not that you already agree to be mine, "
Was surprised when she lifted her hands to shift my gaze to hers..my face melted by her touch
"I don't know why am trying to explain my self to you Steve,, most of you know how my past is, how I shut everyone of, I swear I shutted Caleb off the exact way, and I was surprised with what the doctor said too...i have to go see him to get my explanation "
"Do you wanna talk about it" i said
''about what "
"why you shut everyone off "
"not now steve"
I catched her hands before she could stand,
"promise me you gonna tell me all I needed to know Sam, promise me "
I said looking deep into her dark grey eyes.
"i can't promise you Steve, are you going up with me to see Caleb or not"
I stare at her gritting my teeth softly before saying
Sam moved as I followed quietly behind we took some few steps before getting to the building of the hospital which I instantly recognised as private ward.
The atmosphere was completely different ..the airs has perfume scent, every surface was cool. The nurses were unhurried as they move purposely from room to room, framed pieces of art at the wall, and water dispenser hung at a corner ..
Sam took her turn ,, she spoke softly to a nurse before making her way inside ward four....
The room was quiet as only the television hung at a corner was heard.
Caleb was wide awake staring at the ceiling only to look down when he noticed our presence..a tense silence
Silence surfaced as
He was now looking at Sam in a way thats making my heart burn.. His eyes was memerising deep black with strong features, a dark eyebrows slopped downward in serious expression..
I wish I could just drag him up right now and shout at him , what the hell is he looking at. But I couldnt , only to watch as Sam move gently to take a seat beside him....
And there we lock eyes, my brown eyes to his deep black ones
"who is he" he ask Sam with a growling expression on his face
Is he seriously asking sam who I was..
Well I made her this less cold MR
or else .....would you even be able to talk to her
"Is that really important now caleb" Sam said
He cut her words with a bewildned expression
"you recognised me Sam I thought you wouldnt"
And it nudges me, Sam was actually saying the truth.. I move slowly behind Sam bending so closely to her ears and looking at Caleb with a grinding expression that says she's taken man..
"I would wait outside babe "
"okay" she glanced side ways at me,, I swallowed looking down at her lips like straw berries, the hanging look on Caleb face was there staring at us like he was watching an horror movie
I tilt my face forward and immediately steal her lips one touch, before backing off,
Sam gasps,,, but my gaze was concentrated on caleb, whose mouth was wide open all the way, I grinned with my thought while I move towards the door,,
With this satisfied look on my face..
Sam is mine man,, reality are more sweet than fantasies ....so snap out .
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