Intoxicated Romance - Episode 34
"what the hell!"Steven scream and i jump off the bed with a start. I
turn to him and frown.
"what's going on?"i ask and he just keep mumbling while gesturing to
his feet. My brain kicks awake at the sight of the red nail polish and
i stiffle a laugh.
"this isn't funny antonia!"he yells and i burst into fake tears.
"a-m sorry. I thought maybe you'll like it."i sob out and his face softens.
"awwn. Don't cry baby. Ofcourse i love it. Its beautiful. A work of
art. Thanks."he says and i wipe my tears.
"since you love it so much, why don't i paint your fingernails too?"
"we are going to be late. Go get ready"Steven says to change the
subject and i let him. Yea, nelly was right. Throwing pregnancy
tantrums can used to one's advantage.
I take myself to the bathroom where i laugh.
In two hours, we are done preparing. I look at the mirror and nod my
head in approval of my looks. I really do love my outfit.
"wow antonia, you look amazing"Steven says and i twirl around
laughing. Steven walks to me.
"oh no. Something's missing."he says and caress my neck.
"what's missing?" i ask and touch my neck. My hand touches a chain and
Steven grin. I rush to the toilet mirror. Wow, its beautiful. I go
back to Steven in the living room.
"so, do you like it?"he asks
"i love it. Especially the locket." i caress the silver bottle locket
attached to the chain.
"it represents our beginning seeing as i was drunk when i met you. I
designed it and sent the picture to a jeweler in Paris to have it
"wow, that's so romantic"i laugh and Steven smiles.
"okay, enough of the chit chat. Lets move it"Steven says and grab my
hand, leading me downstairs to the car. He opens the passenger door
for me and bows.
"your highness"he says and i giggle. I hop into the car then pat his head.
"thank you good and faithful palace guard"i say and Steven burst into
laughter. He shakes his head at me and moves to his side of the car.
We drive to the party in companionable silence. Throughout our drive,
my hands are on my locket. Wow, i cant believe he made me a necklace.
We arrive at the party before it starts and i help nelly who is
ecstatic to see me again arrange things. By 11:00am the party kicks
off and its the most fun I've had in a long time as i watch the kids
dance and compete at different games. The parents' games are mostly
hilarious. Nelly force Steven and i to participate in one of them. Its
a game in which five couples dance around four chairs and when the
music stop, we sit carrying our partner. The couple without a chair
loses. Steven is really competitive and we make it to the last level
with aother couple comprising of a fat woman and her skinny wife. The
fat woman who has been carrying her husband each time they sit, is
also o determine to win.
"you are going down"she sneer at me and Steven sticks his tongue out to her.
"not gonna happen"Steven says.
"come on, Steven. Lets just let them win. Its just a game"i plead but
Steven isn't listening. He's currently Participating in a stare off
with the woman. I look to the woman's husband and he eyes me. Ok, lets
"Steven, permission to crush them"i say and he grins. The music starts
and we dance around the only chair available. The music stops and
Steven and i are directly in front of the chair. Steven goes to sit
but stops when he sees the woman diving towards us. Oh no. She's gonna
run into me and it would hurt. I want to move but shock is pinning me
to the spot. I close my eyes waiting for the impact but i only feel
hands drag me away. I open my eyes to see Steven behind me with his
hand over my tummy in a protective manner. I look beside me to see the
woman on the chair with her husband.
"am sorry we lost the game because of me" i tell Steven as we walk to our seat
"you mean more to me than a stupid game. Infact there is no
comparison"he says and my heart swoons. Nelly comes to us to apologise
and we just laugh it off. Nelly looks agitated.
"hey, are you okay"i ask her
"actually, today is kindof my anniversary. Its the day i met my
husband and i hired a musician to surprise my husband with the song
from our first movie date. But he's not here yet"she says biting her
"oh, umm Steven can help you with that. He's a really good singer" i
say and her face brightens.
"would he agree to do it?" she asks.
"I'll convince him"
"thanks. You're a love saver"she giggles and i shake my head as she
walks away. Turns out Steven is shy of crowd. But after much
persuasion and some bribing, i finally got him to agree. Thankfully he
knows the song.
"so next up, my brother Steven singing 'till i met you'"nelly says and
everybody applauds. Steven walks to the Mic and clears his throat.
"so um this song is for my sis and her husband. Its actually their
anniversary today so um hahaha, here's the song."i stiffle my laugh
where i stand. He's so nervous.
I never dream
cause i always though that dreaming was for kids.
Just a childish thing.
And i could swear
love is just a game that children play
and no more than a game.
Till i met you
i never knew what love was
Till i met you
This feeling seems to grow more everyday
I love you more each day
Now i could swear
love is not a game that children play
So tell me that you stay
you and i should be together
cant you see
cant you see
Till i met you
Till i met you
The whole room erupts in applauds and i cant breathe. It was like that
song was meant for me. I see Steven walking towards me and i rush to
"you were amazing"i say and sniffle
"hey baby, don't cry"he says and catches a tear with his thumb.
"come on, lets get out of here"he says and drag me to the car. I feel
so overwhelm. I cant keep my feelings inside anymore. I have to tell
him, i still love him. I place my hand on his right hand and he
smiles. I cant wait to get home so i could confess my feelings.
i poured my heart into that song. It said everything that i want to
tell antonia. She seemed to love the song. I feel her warm palm on my
my hand and i entwine them together. She doesn't protest and my heart
swells. We hold hands while i drive until antonia receives a call. I
can only hear her side of the conversation but the mention of monseiur
Charles is enough to scatter my hopes. She doesn't talk much. She
keeps glancing while taking the call. She promises to call them later.
I totally forgot about Paris. She going to leave me soon. The rest of
the ride is silent. I open the door for her when we get to the hotel
but do not follow when i get a call. My mom just committed suicide. As
if the night couldn't get any worse. I walk nimbly to the elevator. As
soon as i enter my suite, antonia walks to me. Her smile falls when
she notices my expression.
"are you okay, Steven"she asks and i just burst out in tears. She hugs
me and pat my back.
"my mom is dead"i sob out and she tells me everything would be okay
but i know it wouldn't. She will be leaving soon. Suddenly, i am
desperate. I start kissing her neck. She moans and my lips move all
over her face then to her lips. She doesn't stop me and i keep kissing
her. Soon, my shirt is off and i am pushing her backwards to our room
without breaking our kiss. Still, she doesn't stop me. We fall into
bed our hands everywhere.
"Steven"she whisper my name and i freeze. What am i doing?. I cant do
this just to lose her. I pull away from her and she moans her
"i cant do this. It isn't right. I cant take that you will be leaving
to Paris soon"she looks surprise
"yes, i know about your chef internship programme in Paris. I won't
stop you antonia. I want you to be happy and i know that has always
been your dream. I don't want to get hurt when you leave so i cant
bear to lose another person i love. I am sorry. You should leave
tomorrow. I won't hold you back anymore." i say and walk out of the
room. I grab my shirt from the floor and put it on. I lie on the couch
for hours without falling asleep.
The sun rises without sleep thing me. I wait some hours before
walking into the room and antonia is all packed and ready. I cant seem
to help the hurt i feel. 'You told her to leave and she's doing just
that' i chastise myself. The drive to the airport is silent and so is
our walk to boarding room. Turns out antonia already bought a ticket.
I hold myself from breaking down as she walks away with my heart. As
soon as she board the plane. I slump on the floor and let the tears
"hey, a grown man should be sitting on the floor"someone says and i
raise my head to see antonia smiling down at me.
"what?. The plane. You. Your dream. Paris"i mumble.
"Steven, i could never leave you. You are my dream. I love you so so
much. Which brings me to the question; will you marry us?"she says and
goes down on one kneel. I rub my eyes to make sure i am not dreaming
"I'm real baby and i need your answer so i can get off the floor"she laughs
"ofcourse I'll marry you" i raise her up gently and kiss the air out of her.
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