(Travails of an hero)
Writer:- #NOBLEQUEEN NYONG
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Thelma’s smiling face gradually and slowly turned into amazed one. “You must be joking right?” She asked again just be sure of what she heard.
Richard gave a chuckle of delight, “Why are you so surprised?”
“I am because five years is such a long time and you should have been married by now, probably with two kids or so,” She said.
Richard laughed a bit, “Yea but it’s rather unfortunate that I couldn’t find the right person.”
Thelma breath in and out heavily. She didn’t feel convinced but decided to play along. “Anyways I have a fiance,” She smiled a bit
“A fiance!” Richard repeated after her.
“Yes of coz,” Thelma chuckled. “Is it wrong to have one?”
“Um no… I mean no,” Richard stammered. “I’m just surprised coz back then in school, the Thelma I knew never had time for boyz,” he explained.
“Ah! I see,” Thelma laughed. “Well I’ve changed,” She said and pulled back a strand of hair that was on her face.
“Impressive, I must say you look very beautiful and charming than before,” Richard complimented as he fixed his gaze on her, then shifted closer to her.
Thelma blushed, “Thanks Richy,” She appreciated. Soon they fell silent as Richard started pushing his head towards hers, without caring if others were watching.
“Just a kiss,” Richard thought quietly as he licked his lips but Thelma who knew him too well quickly and smartly dropped her phone at her feet and stood up.
“I’m sorry,” She apologised and bent to pick up her phone. “I’ll see you at dinner and then we can as well sit out and talk more,” She smiled gleefully and walked past him, shaking her buttocks vigorously.
Richard ogled at her with lustful eyes as she walked. Then when she was out of sight, he felt as if something was taken off his eyes thus making him remember his wife and children back home. “Did I just lie about Jane?” he asked rhetorically. “This Thelma always have a way of making me loose my mind, anyways I will just have to screw her once before we leave the camp and no one will ever find out,” he smiled, opened the bottle of lucozade boost and emptied it into his mouth. Then he stood up and ran back to the training ground…
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Jane sat on the couch, occasionally glancing at the wall clock. She looked worried, it was getting to 2:30pm but yet her children were not yet back.
Just then she heard the sound of a car drive into her compound, so she immediately stood up and walked to the door to open it without first checking to know who it was.
“Mum!” Ella and Emmy screamed excitedly as they saw their mother step on the varenda. Then ran to hug her.
“My jewels,” the mother smiled and wrapped them in her arms. “How was school today?” she asked.
“Fine mum,” they both chorused.
“Goodafternoon ma,” A voice greeted.
Jane looked up and was surprised to see a young handsome man of about her age standing infront of her with his hands behind his back. “Goodafternoon,” She replied and turned to Ella. “Why did you enter someone elses’ car, didn’t I warn you never to allow someone else drive you home from school?” She queried and released her hold on them.
“I’m sorry mum but he’s my teacher,” Ella apologised.
“I’m sorry ma, the stranger also apologised. “Actually I saw her on the road struggling with the brother who refused going home with her, so I decided to help her out,” he explained patiently.
“I see, sorry for the stress and thanks for the ride,” Jane said and turned to the children, “Now both of you get inside,” she ordered while Ella and Emmy quickly obeyed.
“I’ll take my leave now,” the stranger smiled and turned to leave.
“Wait, would you like to have lunch with us, I guess you must be very tired and hungry and also my little way of saying thank you,” Jane offered politely.
“No ma, thanks, maybe some other time,” he smiled again, said his goodbye and left.
Jane also had a little smile on her face as she stood and watched him enter his car and drove out of the compound. Then she turned back, entered the house and closed the door behind her…
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INSIDE MIKE’S CAR
Mike found himself still thinking about the woman he had seen while driving. “She look exactly like the lady I had onced helped when she fainted at a supermarket but I guess she can’t remember me coz it’s been a long time, well I guess she’s married now but gosh she looks so young and beautiful,” he thought as he kept smiling as Jane’s face kept flashing in his mind. “Anyways, I just have to mind my own business,” he said out loud as he reached a bend which led to the tarred road…
To be continued…
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