Belina(Tender Beauty) Episode 21


I noticed that we have been staring at ourselves for some minutes & I quickly said, “it is nice seeing u sir but I must get back to my office sir”

“oh, I am sorry, where do u work,he asked

“Here” I said casually.

“Here? he asked incredulously & his face shifted to a mischievous smile that I wondered if he thought I was joking

“Yes here, I am d new psychologist here, I said smiling.

“Miss Belina Badmus”, he stated . I was surprised that he knew my name.

I wanted to pursue it but I knew that I had to run for my dear life cos this guy was definitely something from another planet. He stood there frozen to that spot 4 d second time that day & I quickly muttered something & scrambled up towards my office leaving him there. I got to my office & 4 d first time, I breathed well.

The recent days of my life just seemed to be loaded with unexpected things. I recalled d face which have become pasted on my memory and wondered how God could have come up with such craft.

I had thought that Kelvin was d most handsome guy I had come across, that is apart from Tony who is also very handsome. For the first time since the concert, I remembered Kelvin & his betrayal, I allowed myself to dwell on it. I had accepted Kelvin into my life after close to one year of friendship. He was a very charming guy & most of my female course mates thought we were more than friends & they said so aloud. They were very jealous & they did all sorts to shift his attention towards themselves but Kelvin did not even notice them.

He asked me out & after about a month of persuasion on his side, I finally gave him d chance to win my love. I did not love him & I made that clear to him but he was sure that he could make me love him. I did not have it in mind to love any man & that feeling had been growing in me ever since my tender age.

I had watched secretly as my dad beat up my mother. We were very poor then but we did not have to bother about landlord fees cos d house belonged to us. My dad would go out, return drunk & beat up my mother mercilessly.

Whenever he tried to lay his hands on me, my mother would protect me & receive d punishments on my behalf. I despise d male folks since then thinking that they were all d same but Kelvin came & after about one year, I was sure that he was not like my dad & after necessary probation, I accepted him. I had put some rules in place though & d major of them all were: he should not smoke, drink alcoholic drinks & tell me lies but d one on top was that we were not to have sex ever except we got married.

He said he does not do any of them & that he would respect me & keep us clean. We dated for six months & so many times he almost lured me into his bed but I refused blatantly. We fought over it sometimes but I always forgave him cos I felt he was a guy who was finding it hard to control his urges but something happened one week after my mother’s death that left me completely broken.

I called him immediately my mother died seeking consolation but he only replied a cold

“I am sorry about that”. I was very upset & angry at his nonchalant attitude but I kept it to myself & consoled myself. I locked myself up in my bedroom at home not coming out at all & my dad did not give a d–n.

Prisca had been my guardian angel then & had come over to my place to stay with me. Even though I was happy she was there for me, I had already fallen in love with Kelvin & I needed d comfort that only he could give but he was nowhere to be found. He did not call & I refused to call him.

Exactly one week after my mother’s death, he called me & asked me to come over to his house. I was elated when I saw his call that I did not confront him about his behavior but when I got there, I got d shock of my life. I knocked d door like 4times & d door was later opened by a girl. She looked like a girl of 18yrs there about but she was putting on a ‘see me through’ gown which just managed to cover her butt. The gown filmed her naked body underneath & I saw Kelvin sitting comfortably on d three seater couch; d only chair in his extra large one room apartment.

The girl left me at d door which I have not left since my entrance & went to join him on d couch, holding him so tenderly & curving around him like a mermaid. I saw my world shattering b4 me as I looked at them both & saw d shameful bulge in Kelvin’s trousers in disgust.

“Come in & close d damned door,are u just gonna stand there like a statue?” he asked & I looked on not leaving that spot. I wanted to leave but I just could not move a muscle. He laughed sarcastically & eyed me,

“see urself? u don’t know what u have until u lose it. u are there staring at us & can’t do anything but stare annoyingly. This beautiful queen here has been giving me all that u have refused to give me. Look, I don’t love her but I love u, just like u did not love me in d beginning but I have noticed u now have feelings for me,he paused & I just looked on like a fool that I was..

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To be continued