Lasting Memory


Episode 11
© Amah

“…I asked him repeatedly but he kept assuring me that he wasn’t hiding anything…I just felt he is keeping something from me Doctor…this is the second time… that his friend refer to him as Kaka… the first time I thought I was crazy… maybe because digging so deep on kaka but I Just realised that I heard it that first time… I was right and not crazy…they both denied calling such name until yesterday evening and I heard his friend, Wilson say it very clear… I don’t know what to think…is as if I don’t know Kane anymore…or I’m I over reacting…I just needed someone to talk to…
“Maybe you are over reacting… Kane loves you Olivia…calm down and focus on your upcoming marriage with the man who loves you…or do you think that Kane maybe Kaka from your past…how possible can that be…
“Kane can’t be Kaka…is not possible and will never be…I have vow never to forgive or forget the man behind my parents death…the man who left me with a lasting memory…and that man is Kaka and not Kane…my point is why is he bearing such a terrifying nick name of all the names on this planet… doctor Kate…you will never understand how much hate I hold for such name…and he never mentioned it until his friend relocated back to this place…Kane has a scar on his face… just a scar… Kaka has a deep cut on his face that night…I saw the open wound even before he slapped me across the face and I fell to the ground and he pounced on me…I saw it…
“Olivia… Kane can’t be Kaka… don’t merge them… they are two different people entirely… I know a good man as kane would have confessed to you if he has any dirty past…anything as strong as such would have slipped out of his mouth knowingly. or….unknowingly because he loves you deeply…Kane is the kind, sweet man who will never trade you and Emerald for anything…do you understand me…erase every doubt and focus on the present and settle down with a man who cares for you…Kaka is either in prison or already dead…such men does not last long…they either die by their past guilt or unfortunate things will happen to them or even to their children if they are luckyy to have any…a man can’t rape kill and destroyed an entire family and walk so free without a curse of those he hurt…take a look at Helen’s step dad…who molested her severally… even her mother was aware of this yet she covered him up until Helen ran away and become suicidal…I thank God for sending help to her Just at the right time…her stepfather died in a car wretch and her mother is now depending on her for a daily bread…I have handled so many unfortunate cases as such and I’m glad to know that most of this victims have become victorious, they turned their lemon into a lemonade…. I kept saying when life gives you something hærd to chew… please chew it and grand it with your teeth…let them see that you can’t be easily broken by an unfortunate happening… learn to forgive too Olivia…forgiv
eness does more good to you, it purges your soul and purifies your mind…it helps you to become free from anger and strife…let go of the past and focused on the present… I’m sure your parents Will be smiling down at you right now…you have made them proud…and I’m so proud of the strong woman you have become…
Olivia was more relaxed after talking with Doctor Kate.
Emerald did not go in with her to doctor Kate’s office, Olivia asked her to sit at the reception close to doctor’s office and wait for her but by the time she came out Emerald was not there any more.
Doctor Kate who was with Olivia asked the nurses there on the girl’s whereabouts and as they were telling doctor Kate that Doctor Mark took her out they saw Emerald walking down with Mark, a bottle of unopened juice and snacks was in her hand.
As Olivia was about scolding her daughter for going out without her notice Mark spoke in her defence.
” I’m sorry…it was all my fault…i wanted to tell you first but decide not to disturb your talk with doctor Kate…we just went to the cafeteria…she was sitting here bored so i took her along.. I’m sorry…is all my fault…she did not even want to follow because she’s felt you maybe looking for her and she hasn’t touched any of the snack food or drink that I got for her…she wanted to show you first before eating…I must confess that you are really bringing her up to be strong willed…just like you…but I’m sorry for taking her without your knowledge…
“Is okay Mark…i was worried but become relaxed when I saw her with you… your cafeteria do they have cooked food or is it just snacks… Emerald must be hungry…and I’m also hungry…we haven’t eaten breakfast and is already noon…
Mark was more than willing to take Olivia and Emerald back to the cafeteria.
Olivia thanked Kate and Kate hugged her warmly and also hugged Emerald as they went with Mark to eat.
” I can see you are doing good…being the CEO of OLIVEM supermarket is indeed a big work but you got no worries… your managers got you covered…I believe your friend, Helen is alsoe doing great with her husband… when is your wedding coming up…and hope you will invite me…
“OLIVEM is well managed, I only go there to see how everything is going and how the staffs and customers and doing… Helen is fine… well, she is still over four years now that she has being married and getting so worried but her husband is not so worried like she is… he encourages her to wait on God’s time and I’m certain they will have a baby at the right time…as for me… I’m getting ready to walk down with my soul mate… I’m almost through with law school, I guess the most important part is defending my projects and moving on to the next level…so…wh
at about you…I thought you will be married by now…
“Uhmmm…hmmm…well… I’m not…maybe I’m yet to meet the right one…I was in a relationsh¡p for almost two years, i thought it was going to lead us into marriage but it didn’t…she relocated to another country because of her kind of job… and it becomes a distance relationsh¡p which she couldn’t cope at a point after meeting a new guy over there, she told me about it and I have no choice than to let her go… she got married to the guy early this year, I couldn’t attend but I sent my blessings to them…well still hoping to start dating again… soon… but I have being So occupied with work…maybe because I want it that way… occupying my mind with things I Love to do…my elder brother and his wife ask of you sometimes and I told them that you were married already…hahaha..I will settle down at the right time…when God wills it… I’m not rushing ahead of myself on that… taking everyday at a time…by the way I’m happy to see you and Emerald…I know you speak with Kate over the phone often but I don’t get to see you except if you come down… and about your friend, Helen…if she feels she can’t wait any longer for the child to come they can try the IVF process…I know many couples are going towards that line too but her marriage is just four years she should be patient and her desires will be granted… Just like I’m patiently waiting for my desires to become reality… congratulations in advance…and hope you Will remember to invite me when the time comes… I haven’t changed my mobile line or house address…is in this my complimentary card… I guess you lost my line…I thought of calling sometimes but don’t know if it was okay to do so…I will be looking forward to your call of invitation…
They laughed together while eating and talking about so many other things, she collected his complimentary card.
Olivia Later left the hospital with her daughter and drove back to her place.
She switched on her phone after leaving it off for long, Kane’s text messages and voice note poured in.
She was already tired to start driving down to his place but she still did.
She left Emerald with the nanny and drove to Kane’s place that evening.
As she drove down Kane was calling again but she didn’t bother picking up because she was very close to his place.
Olivia drove in,side as the gate man opened the gate.
She parked, picked up her bag and went in.
Kane was upstairs talking on phone with somebody as she walked in,side. She can hear him talking loudly on the phone with some one.
Her favorite music was playing in the background.
Olivia quietly went upstairs and suddenly pause as she hærd her name.
“…I have gone to her place twice today…even her supermarket too she’s not there… she’s not there…her friend is not in town…I checked there also…I don’t know what to do…or where to search for her… she’s not taking her calls either… I’m afraid and deeply worried… Wilson…you should have being careful when speaking to her…do you think she knows…do you know wether she found out tha…
“To know what exactly… Olivia interrupted Kane who was shock to see her as he turn to face her.
He stood not knowing what to do as Olivia approach him gently.
“To know what…and found out what… Olivia stood in front of Kane with a questioning look.
Kane thought of what to say quickly as an idea came to his head.
” I was going to trave with you to the Bahamas after our wedding…to do our honey moon there… so…I was planning that with Wilson and I told him not to let you know, it was supposed to be a surprise…so…I don’t know what to say or think again since yesterday night that made you so angry and disappear without a word since morning… and switch off your phone…I don’t know what really got you upset since last night…I thought Wilson mentioned that to you also and maybe other things that makes you think I’m keeping something away from you…
Olivia still stood looking at Kane, she was happy to hear that they will be going to the Bahamas Island to spend their honeymoon.
She wondered what got into her to think that a perfect man like Kane who has never hurt a fly will ever hurt anyone, never in the past or in the present. Kane was a special being, she was happy to have such a sweet and caring man who will soon become her forever soulmate.
She kept watching him as Kane tries to clean his eyes which was becoming teary.
he shakes while talking to her, Kane later knelt down, Olivia was surprised as she kept looking at.
“Olivia, I can’t live without you… I’m sorry for everything, I’m sorry if I hurt you in anyway, I have always tried to be a Pefect man to you but I’m not perfect…i have done things in the past of which I’m not proud off…please don’t leave me… I know I don’t deserve someone like you… but I love you… with my wh0le being Olivia… I love you and Emerald…I know marriage should be built on trust and truth… that is why I decided to say this…I don’t know how to start this but i have something I really want to tell you…. you deserve to know…I’m afraid..I don’t want to loose you… I’m so afraid Olivia but I have to say it anyway…uhmm…I use to…I mean I was a…a…hmm…a…uhmm… Olivia… will you ever forgive me…I…I have being so terrible…I use to…to..I…
Olivia went to him as Kane struggle with words. She asked him to stand and he did, she went into his arms and Kane held her very close.
She later look up at him before saying
“I can’t hold any wrongs against you…I don’t know what you are struggling to say but i will always forgive you no matter what it May be…I love you Kane… and I’m sorry for over reacting this days… I’m sorry for making you to worry so much… now I’m here let’s focus…we have a wedding to plan…
She k-ssed Kane and he quickly responded
And with that Kane forgot about everything he had wanted to say to Olivia as they went on with their passionate k-ss.
Kane gave a sigh of relief as he held Olivia in his arm.
All worries and doubt was forgotten at that instant.

To be continued

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