💘HEART OF A BEAST👺
(Love is the word💓)
BY BLESSING SILVER
BOOK 2 📚
“Wow..” I breathed out and almost immediately a slight pain struck me at my shoulder. “Ouch!” I yelped slightly, soothing the place with my palm.
“You feel pain?” Melvin asked. I nodded.
“Just a slight pain at my shoulder but it’s gone now” I explained.
“It’ll heal in no time, you have just a little time left to be fully well” he said and I nodded. He looked away from me and began playing with his fingers..
If I get well fully then Melvin dies..
“Melvin?” I called and he looked at me, I could see the emotions clearly in his eyes. I gave him a sober look.
“Quit giving me that look! No one knows exactly when I’ll die, so stop missing me already!” Melvin smiled but behind that humor I saw his fear and pain.
“You’re right,” I sighed, trying not to get cvmbered by my own emotion. “And who said you’re dying yet, we’re getting out of this together and safely too, so no one leaves” I said and he smiled lopsidedly.
“Hey, you have to promise me that!” I said, giving him a playful glare.
“Promise you what?” He asked.
“That’ll we’ll stay in this together until the end, we’ll finish what we started with no negative thoughts, promise me that” I said. “You made me come this far with you anyways, so you don’t have any right to leave just like that”
I put my palm out, showing it to him. He let out a small laugh then stared at my palm for a while, bringing his gaze to me and I nudged my head toward my palm, urging him to promise me.
“Okay then, I promise!” He hit my palm lightly and I nodded softly with a smile.
“Good! Now let’s eat!”
“Yeah, goodnight mom and you don’t have to worry about anything, I’ll be fine.. It’s not like it’s the first time I’ll be spending the night alone” I said, grabbing my nighties from the closet.
“You’re right, I don’t know why I’m getting so worked up about it. Just be safe, okay? Love you!”
“Yeah, love you too!” I said and she disconnected the call. I left my phone on the drawer and began pulling my nightwear off, facing the full length mirror. As I buttoned it up, my gaze slipped to my neck when I suddenly felt no restrictions as I did the upper button.. Normally there would have been a little tug at that part.
I touched my chest and realized that the necklace was no longer on me. I sighed as I drew the necklace from the pocket of the pants I had worn earlier. I stared at the tiny liquid quantity inside the tube, I feared that it’d barely make two drops when released.
If truly Melvin is right about this being his life then very very soon…
I sighed sadly and drop the necklace on my drawer.
How long?.. Few days?? How much time do we have left? How much does Melvin?
I rubbed my shoulder.
Will Melvin end this way after all..
I effortlessly pushed the thoughts off and buttoned up the rest of the dress. I yawned lightly and walked to my bed, sitting on it, I grabbed the duvet and made to lie down when I caught a slim sight of a red light from the corner of my eyes..
Alarmed, I swiftly glanced at the necklace and found it blinking a sharp red light. My brows struck as I thought of the only possible reason the necklace could be showing this..
My heartbeat intensified and I sharply flung the duvet off, grabbed the necklace and my phone and head to the door. Grumbling slightly, I rushed back and quickly slipped my feet into my flops and head out of the house into the cold night.
I ran all the way to the woods, muttering some prayer words as I found my way to the cave..
I stopped when I found Melvin’s figure bent over something that lit up as I saw the sparks, I could say it was fire..
“Melvin?” I called, as if doubting and he turned. His brows narrowed when he saw me.
“Kay? What’re you doing here, you didn’t say you we’re coming back” he said and I didn’t know when I sighed so loud in relief.. I never knew relief could feel so good.
I quickly walked to him and saw he was making fire from some wood sticks.
“The necklace,” I showed him the necklace that had just shown it’s last blink of red light “I thought you were.. in trouble!”
“Oh, it’s probably my finger got slightly burnt by this fire.. Sorry if it scared you that much!” He said staring at me from my head to my feet..
“Yeah, I know how I’m dressed.. I had no time to change, I just rushed down here!” I said.
“Sorry,” he apologized. “I was cold and couldn’t sleep, so I thought I should make a fire to keep myself warm and then this happened” he said.
“Here, let me see that,” I took his palm and saw that he had burnt his index finger cos it was all red and swollen.
I gave him a look and shook my head, leading him to the small pool of water behind the cave.. I placed his finger in it, left it for sometime and took it out, I wrapped a cloth around it..
“You should be more careful,” I said and he nodded.
I sat on the floor and took in a deep breath, I had almost gotten an heart attack back there, I could still feel the uneasiness inside my body.
“You thought I was dead, didn’t you?” He sudden asked and I gave him a blank look and looked away, not replying him.
“Hey, didn’t you say no negative thoughts, we made a promise!” He said.
“I know.. I’m sorry.. I just.. I just couldn’t think of anything else.
And since I broke the promise first, you can punish me but after it, the promise is solid again, okay?” I said, he smiled and nodded.
“Don’t get too paranoid over nothing, Kay. I’m not dying today neither am I dying tomorrow or next. I don’t know when exactly but I know it’s not as soon as you think” he said and I nodded, taking another wave of deep breath.
I blinked and realized my eyes were w€t with tears waiting to pour out..
I must’ve been so scared..
I blinked the tears back rapidly.
“And how about you spend the night here as your punishment?” Melvin suddenly said “It’s boring staying awake and alone.. Or you could leave after I’ve fallen asleep?” He said, his eyes pleading.
“Am I supposed to accept or reject a punishment?” I raised my brows at him.
“Um.. No but-
“Then I’m staying!” I said and he gave me a happy look, it looked cute and babyish. I looked away.
We were now at the entrance of the cave, I had helped Melvin set the fire properly and we were now seated beside it, enjoying it’s warmth.
We talked and laughed and didn’t feel sleepy at all, I doubt that I’ll be leaving anytime soon cos Melvin didn’t look like he’d be falling asleep anytime soon.
“Were you an only child?” I asked after we got off a huge round of laughter and I had to ask a question.
“No, I had a sister, Naomi” he said.
“Oh.. What was she like?”
“Very pretty with thick brown chestnut hair, a replica of my dad” he said.
“Can you tell me about her?” I asked and he nodded.
“She is a premature child, my mom had to go through three operations before she could birth her, we had almost lost all hope of her survival but she survived. She grew up to be pretty fragile but honestly she could be a handful at some point and make your whole day miserable,” he laughed at the memories “but I wouldn’t trade her for anything in the world and for real, I wouldn’t ask for more in a sister!” He said.
“Aw.. My mom also went through an operation during Tracy’s delivery, it was once tho but I was damn scared, and with one look at her eyes I could tell those days were the most trying days in my mom’s life, same as ours. I remember, I would leave the house and go to the roadside, as if seeking solace there, I’d sit there and think, sometimes I’d cry cos I thought mom was going to die according to my classmate but then there was this guy, I noticed he’s been watching me,” a smile tug at my lip as I drove back to that memory. “He was always there everyday and it started to piss me off so when he tried talking to me, I shun him, talked very angrily to him and walked out on him but he didn’t stop, he came again and literally begged for a chance to talk, he lovingly explained everything about the whole operation stuff to me, I realized I had been misled and I hugged him. It was my first time hugging a boy that wasn’t my relative nor a friend.. I was so happy and grateful to him and-
“Wait!” Melvin suddenly broke into my words, giving me a wide eyed look..
“Melvin?” I called when he said nothing and kept staring at me like I had something stare-worthy on my face..
“I-It was you?!” He said and my brows struck..
“Me, who?” I asked, confused.
“You were that girl!” He said obviously still in a state of shock.
“What gi- wait, you were that boy?!” It was my turn to be gobsmacked.
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BY BLESSING SILVER.