Happy Never After - Episode 10

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The restaurant was expensively built. It was located by the side of the road, but there were no houses around, just filling stations. Still, there were people eating, most of whom she believed were travelers and who had to stop to eat.

“Anyone who came up with this idea of setting up a restaurant here, is a genius,” she said as she ate her chicken.

Daniel smiled. “Yea . I thought as much too, when I came here,” he replied.

“You still never told me why you bought that house?” she asked him.

“I told you it was for us.”

“For our honey moon, right?” she asked but he leaned forward, lifted her hand and kissed her fingers one after the other.

“Do you like the house?”

She nodded. “Of course. I do.”

“So, what about if we make it our home?”

This got her by surprise. “You cannot be serious, Daniel.”

He raised his brows. “Why would you say that?”

“We are far from the rest of the world. Besides, I need to work.”

“I can set you up, here. Build a supermarket for travelers around this place or set up something you would like.”

She smiled. “Daniel, I cannot be so far away from my friends and my people.”

“We are married, babe

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. It is for better for worse. For us to leave our family and to cling together, would you like me to play the video for you?”

She was beginning to lose her appetite. “I got that but we can’t just abandon everyone.”
“We can always go visiting, babe. What is the matter? Can’t you just leave everyone and be with me?”

“I can’t!” she snapped all of a sudden, drawing attention. Then she calmed down. “I’m sorry for snapping like that but I can’t.”

“Why not?”

“Because, I have family, I have people, unlike you!”

Now, she knew she had said too much. She could see the hurt flash across his face as he dropped her hand and leaned back.

“I’m sorry, I need to use the bathroom,” she said and stood up. She met a guard who directed her to the ladies room.

When she entered and closed the door behind her, she sighed. She shouldn’t have said that but things were just happening so fast and she couldn’t even understand. First, the stranger knocking at the gate, the strange work he had to leave for, the strange walkie-talkie, and now, he wanted her to live here forever where she was losing her mind. She just couldn’t or maybe she was just overreacting...

FLASHBACK

That night, before she slept, she talked with Camil on the phone. Faith had travelled again and Lydia was sleeping in her room.

“So, he gave you a cold shoulder?” asked Camil.

“Yes, he did, Camil.”

“But, you shouldn’t be angry about that. You wounded his pride and now he is just reciprocating.”

“What do I do, Camil? I’m feeling so bad and so…horny again.”

Camil laughed. “Damn girl! You want more of the sausage, you need to go crawling back.”

“If only he would talk to me,” she said. “Lydia is making the whole thing a big issue. She is solidly behind him, I do not know how to make this right.”
“She is your sister, be genuined. Look, I gotta sleep girl, goodnight.”

She sighed and ended the call.

The next day, when she got her break at work, she found herself back at the hospital. She saw her sister at the reception.

“Hey sis,” said Lydia. “I don’t think you have an appointment today.”

Alicia inhaled. “Lydia, I know I deserve everything you are doing but please, I am so sorry. I need to make things right. We are sisters, okay? Please, give me another chance.”

Lydia smiled and nodded. “Well then. You are forgiven so why are you here?”

“Is Fabian around?”

“No, he went on a date,” Lydia replied and Alicia felt something stab her heart. Still she smiled.

“Really, wow,” she said, looking around. “Okay.”

Lydia laughed aloud. “That is not okay. I know you are not okay with that. Oh, here he comes.”

Alicia turned around and saw Fabian in his white jacket, his stethoscope hung around his shoulders and he wore a pair of silver glasses which added to his striking features. Why was he looking better these days?

He didn’t look surprised to see her.

“Hi, Fabian?” she said, walking up to him.

“Oh, hello Alicia, have a nice day,” he replied and was about to by-pass her but she stopped him, putting a hand to his chest.

“Fabian, what I said was wrong. It was terrible and I am so sorry. I am a terrible person and I want us to start afresh. Let me know you while you get to know me…”

He smiled. “You have to make it up to me. Dinner at 7, tonight?” he asked and she nodded.

The date had ended so well that they had gone another two rounds at her place….she loved every part of him…she loved how he touched her. He knew what to do and what spot to take and how to take it…she has never felt so alive in days…and that was how they started their relationship…

**

She inhaled and walked out of the bathroom. Daniel sat at the table. checking his wristwatch. When he saw her, he looked relieved and stood up.

Just as she tried to apologise, he pulled her closer and kissed her passionately, taking all of her breath away. When he finally released her, she was surprised.

“I was going to apologise to you,” she said.

Daniel gave her a dashing smile and kissed her hand. “I should be the one to apologise, my love. You are right.

Read " Dance With Me " by the same author ( Tobi Loba )

. I should never have asked you to abandon your life for me. I do not have anyone, no family or friends because I spent most of my life traveling around. Told you I’m the only son of my parents and they are both dead. I just love you so much and I want to wake up next to you everyday. But, love is not selfish, I can never ask you to give up everything for me, so your decision is fine by me. I know the last couple of days must have been very suspicious for you, but I assure you, I am a good person and I am going to take care of you and make you happy.”

She smiled as she heard all those words. She leaned forward and brought his head closer to her lips.

Minutes later, they were leaving the restaurant and she had just gotten in when a car blared its horn from behind. Daniel turned on the ignition key still….

“Baby, I think someone is horning at you, maybe someone that knows you,” Alicia said.

“I doubt that very much,” he replied as he pulled the back into reverse but all of a sudden, the man appeared by the window. He looked like Daniel’s age mate, except he was fatter and he seemed excited.

“David, I thought that was you. It has been years….” said the man.

“Sorry, you got the wrong person,” he said, smiling politely.

“Oh, come on, David. It is me, Lucas, from St Pauls’ High School,” the man said.

“Sorry, my name is Daniel, thank you.”

Alicia watched as the man looked confused but then apologized and left while Daniel drove away.

“What was that about?” she asked.

“Just got mistaken for someone named David, it wouldn’t be the first time,” he said as he drove away…

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  • Benedicta Osei Arhin picture
    Benedicta Osei Arhin
    I guess Daniel is a ghost rather lol...why would he try to change his identity? Ah well, na Tobi alone knows oh...lol...nice one sis
  • Confy-Dencie picture
    Confy-Dencie
    Same here @Benedicta....I think Daniel is a ghost,maybe he and Hannah died. Could be d reason he never had any picture to send to Alicia.....Tobi, come and solve dis mystery for me ooooooooooo
  • Tony Presh picture
    Tony Presh
    Ooooooooooooooooooom! I need another episode o this story is making me go gaga
  • kadosh Wambua picture
    kadosh Wambua
    Ooooooooh ah ah can't person use head again for this life ? So the signs an symptoms of an armed robber had always been there !
  • Destiny Benson picture
    Destiny Benson
    Tobi don't kill us with suspense o
  • Adeoti Akindele picture
    Adeoti Akindele
    I just don't like Alicia, she's too naive for my liking she should start getting worried by now, I don't think this Daniel is for real. Tobi u are always full of surprises and suspense bravo
  • Peesam picture
    Peesam
    Daniel... David.... What's smelling!
  • Joycelyn Juliet picture
    Joycelyn Juliet
    something fishy s going on, and Alicia is kinda dumb to know that
  • Njoku Chinenye picture
    Njoku Chinenye
    This Daniel is really creepy with all these signs Alicia refuse to see very soon it will sound like bomb blast ? ? ? ? ? ?
  • Olasumbo Ayodeji picture
    Olasumbo Ayodeji
    Hmmmmmm....... Dt Daniel guy is shady
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  • Tony Presh picture
    Tony Presh
    Chai @Fabian u died in this story
  • Fagbire Omowunmi picture
    Fagbire Omowunmi
    Beep beep beep..... RED LIGHT BLINKING
  • Vivian Chime picture
    Vivian Chime
    Our girl married a ghost ooh.. OMG ? ?
  • Tobi Loba picture
    Tobi Loba
    Lmao@Tony,
  • Loveth Dennis picture
    Loveth Dennis
    The whole is complicated I pray Alicia realise on time before she get burnt
  • Pristin picture
    Pristin
    from what I read till now...I don't trust this Daniel or David guy whoever he calls himself...something is off about him but then lemme be patient his skeletons will soon come out of the closet...nice write up Tee...more ink to ur pen and more strength to ur hands...love ya!!
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    Fabian Ibeh
    @Tony hahaha you no well guy.
  • Tony Presh picture
    Tony Presh
    You are right @Fabian i am feeling bad because its unfair how u had a happy never after. Daniel needs to be punished
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    Tobi Loba
    HHAHAHA
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