Kelvin’s heartfelt confession didn’t come as a big surprise to Sharon because she was tired of getting her feelings toyed with. She wasn’t going to give kelvin an easy passage to her heart. Her experience with Roland had led to a misconception of what loved entailed. Her heart was closed till further notice!
“Why do you love me?” she asked, “why shouldn’t I” he questioned, looking into her eyes. Sharon’s heart started beating fast but she tried to keep her cool, “I have to leave, I’m sorry” she said and opened the car door. Kelvin got down from where he sat and hurriedly walked towards her, “Sharon, you can’t run away from love, neither can you avoid it. You might have had some bad experience from your past relationship which have led to a sudden loss of interest in love, but please, don’t punish me for someone else’s mistake. Give me a chance to prove my love for you, give me a chance to correct any misconception you might have of love. Don’t break my heart before I give it to you, I love you Sharon and want to spend the rest of my life proving it to you.
Sharon was numb and couldn’t say anything at first. She admired and fell in love with Kelvin’s personality, “he’s matured” she thought to herself. As she was still lost in thoughts, Kelvin walked closer and held her hand, “take as much time as you need to think about it” he said and bid her goodbye.
For the first time in Sharon’s life, she felt wanted and cared for. She didn’t need a seer to tell her that she had fallen for Kelvin. All through that night, she kept fantasizing of what their relationship would be like and smiled occasionally. On the other hand, Kelvin wasn’t ready to back down on his pursuit to make Sharon his own. Before he slept, he sent her a goodnight text message which read “I have never wanted anyone in my life the way I want you, I love you Sharon. Sweet dreams”. That text message brought so much joy to her heart, she wasn’t used to getting goodnight messages from Roland, so these little gestures meant so much to her. She slept that night with a big smile on her face.
Sharon wasn’t able to resume work the next day because she was still weak. Her house was quite lonely so she resorted to watching television. After about 30 minutes of watching television, her phone rang and she checked to see who was calling and smiled when Kelvin’s name showed on her phone screen. “Good morning” she greeted and he reciprocated her greeting, “You sound as though you’re still in bed, did you go to work today?” he asked, “No I didn’t, I still feel weak” she replied, “So what are you going to be doing all day?” he asked, “I’ll just watch television I guess” she replied. They talked for a while and Kelvin asked if she would like to join him at work so they could stay together, “wouldn’t your boss be mad?” she asked, “I’m my own boss” kelvin replied. After much deliberation, Sharon agreed to keep Kelvin company at his office. Kelvin sent his company car to pick her up and bring her to the office venue.
They had fun while at Kelvin’s office and Sharon helped him out with some urgent paper work that needed to be finished. It was then that Sharon figured that Kelvin was a successful business man, she was dumbfounded at his humility and the way he spoke to his employees. “He’s just too good to be true” she occasionally thought to herself.
During lunch break, they went to a nice restaurant to eat. They talked about a lot of things and got to know each other better. Kelvin was extremely happy that Sharon was by his side all day and wished the day wouldn’t end. At close of work, they went for dinner before he finally drove her back to her house. “I want to always be this close to you, Sharon please accept me into your life, I’m going crazy because of you” he said, looking into her eyes. Sharon’s hands started shaking as he looked into her eyes, “I love you too” she said in a low tone, “What did you just say?” kelvin asked in excitement, “Don’t push it” she said smiling. Kelvin was over joyed and couldn’t wrap his head around the fact that Sharon loved him too, “You wouldn’t regret this decision, I promise” he said and kissed her hand. Sharon looked into his eyes and he leaned forward and gave her a breathtaking kiss.
They kissed passionately for a while before Sharon left. Kelvin almost had an accident while returning home due to the overflow of happiness he was feeling at that moment. He called to check up on her again before going to bed and they both slept like little babies that night.
Their relationship was blissful as they gave their maximum best to ensure that it worked. Sharon became head over heels in love with Kelvin, same with him too. They adored and always sought to make each other happy at all times.
As things went on well and smooth for Sharon, we couldn’t say the same for Roland. He always felt empty regardless of whatever he did to fill the void he felt. He flirted with so many ladies but still felt empty. His parents kept enquiring of Sharon’s whereabout but he always told them that she travelled. His life was missing something important but he couldn’t tell what it was.
As days turned to weeks and weeks to months, he started missing her food and never got the same taste and satisfaction from anywhere. Roland was going crazy and always seemed lost most times.
With time, it finally dawned on him that Sharon was the missing piece in his puzzle. He wanted to reach out to her so many times but pride wouldn’t let him. Her absence was killing him slowly so he needed to see her before it got out of hand.
On fateful day, Kelvin returned from a 3 weeks trip and drove down to Sharon’s house because she had missed him so much. She was very happy to see him when he arrived and immediately hugged him tight, “I have missed you, please don’t leave my sight again” she said smiling. Kelvin gave her a peck on her cheek and she smiled like a baby. She quickly served him dinner and they ate happily.
It was time for kelvin to leave but Sharon didn’t want him to go, “Can you please spend the night here, I really missed you” she said. Kelvin thought about her request and agreed because he missed her too and didn’t want to let her off his sight.
Sharon jumped with excitement when he agreed to spend the night, “Let me get hot water for you to shower” she said and rushed to the kitchen. As kelvin sat in the living room watching television, there was a knock on the door. Sharon asked him to check who was at the door and Kelvin went to see who it was.
He stood in front of the door and asked “please who’s knocking?” but got no response. He opened the door and got the shocker of his life when he saw “Roland”.
End of episode 4.
Stay tuned in few hours to see what happened next.
Written by Sonia Okehie
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