BOUND BY LOVE,
(Chains Of Pain)
Written by Noblequeen
…Ken kissed her lightly on the cheek, then stood up to go continue his packing…
MR EDWARDS ROOM
Mr Edwards, Nath’s father and Mr Daniels, Gold’s father were seen discussing.
“Edwards!” Mr Daniels called smiling as he sat on the edge of his bed.
Mr Edwards breath in and out, “Daniels sorry I couldn’t talk to you last night, I know you want to apologise but theres no need coz I’ve already forgiven you,” he smiled and stretched out his hands for a shake.
Mr Daniels smile widened as he stretched out his hand too and accepted Mr Edwards’. “You saved my daughter, I will forever remain grateful,” he said.
Mr Edwards giggled and released his hand, then sat well and asked, “How will it feel if we become inlaws?”
“Wow!” Mr Daniels exclaimed. “Great!” he added.
“Good, am glad you’ve accepted, we will talk about it,” Mr Edwards said.
“I agree with you but how are we going to tell the children the truth?” Mr Daniels asked with a worried look.
Mr Edwards smiled again and patted his shoulder, “Don’t worry about that coz I will handle it myself,” he said and stood up, “Let’s go have breakfast.”
Mr Daniels sighed deeply and stood up too, “I believe in you,” he said, then they hugged briefly and left the room together…
AT THE DINING ROOM
The parents and children sat round the table while Mr Daniels prayed for the food. After the prayers, they all started eating. Breakfast was slices of bread with fried egg and tea.
Halfway into the food, there was a knock on the front door which made Nath and Gold smile coz they knew who was knocking.
“I’ll open the door,” Gold said as she stood up, pushed her chair backwards and half ran to the door and opened it.
“Oh my God! Gold!” Queen shouted as she threw her bag down and jumped on Gold who hugged her excitedly while Ken quickly rushed to the dining and hugged Nath who had already stood up.
“Wow! This is good,” Queen exclaimed as she closed the door behind her and they both walked to the dining.
Both parents were surprised especially Mr Daniels and his wife.
“Why didn’t you tell us they were coming?, we would have made breakfast to be enough for everybody,” Mrs Edwards complained.
“Don’t worry mum, we’re okay,” Ken said.
“Yes, we are fine,” Queen added.
“Mum!” Nath called. “We’ll be in our room,” he said while Queen, Ken and Gold just smiled as they left the dining and ran upstairs to Nath’s room…
Time checked- 4:45pm
Kayla’s flight had been rescheduled and she had returned earlier in the day. Mr Daniels had called his son to come over to Mr Edwards house coz he had also returned from the states.
Right now, both families sat in the spacious sitting room. The children looking curious and eager to know the reason for the meeting while the parents sat with sad faces waiting for Mr Edwards to speak up as planned…
After few minutes of silence, Mr Edwards cleared his throat and adjusted on his seat.
“The story I’m about to narrate now is a long story but I will cut it short,” he began. “Many years ago…”
MR EDWARDS SIDE OF THE STORY
Daniels and I were very good friends right from childhood but unfortunately, Daniels was an orphan and according to my parent, his parent had died in an accident. When my father was about to die, he shared his properties between Daniel and I equally coz he took Daniel as his own son.
Years after my father had died, Daniels got a girl pregnant but the girl refused to abort the child and ran away with the pregnancy.
Years later, we had totally forgotten about the girl, then Daniels and I got married but unfortunately, I had a daughter but Daniels wife couldn’t have a child and that made Daniels troubled so he decided to look for the girl he had impregnated.
One thing led to another and we found out the girl had given birth to twin, a boy and a girl, but since she she was about getting married, she dumped the children in the orphanage home.
To cut the long story short, Daniels explained everything to his wife, paid some money to those who took care of the children and took the children home.
We lived happily after that but one day, disaster struck…
To be continued…