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LASTING MEMORY – EPISODE 21

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LASTING MEMORY. Episode 21
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Olivia was in her room with her daughter arranging their luggage, in two weeks time they will be out of the country.
Emerald was so happy as she looked forward to going abroad with her Mom.
They talked and laugh as they went about their business.
Emerald decide to ask about Kane.
“Mom… how about Mr Kane, can I get a chance to say goodbye to him before we travel out…I don’t know when I will get to see him again…I also want to say goodbye to Aunty Helen too…I will miss them all…can I?
“A big No for Kane but a Yes for Helen… Kane must not know that we are traveling…I don’t want him to know Emerald… but Helen is fine…you can speak to her over the phone…or you can call her with the house line… and also doctor Kate… I may not be able to drive down to their side today or tomorrow except if Helen comes down…but speaking to Kane is not allowed…do you understand me…
“Yes Mom…bu…but why can’t we say goodbye to Mr Kane…. that’s not fair Mom…he will…
“Shhhhh… I don’t want to hear another word about Kane… and don’t you ever tell me what is fair and what is not fair…you will do as I say… do you understand me.. Emerald?
“Yes Mom… I’m sorry…I will do as you say..
Olivia hard a knock and went to answer the door and it was doctor Mark.
Olivia was not happy to see him and she did not hide her feelings as Mark came inside.
” Mark…you do not just go to people’s houses without informing them first…you could have called first to let me know… then if I’m free to see you I will let you know…I don’t like you coming and going as you like…I don’t like it…
“I’m sorry Olivia, but if I have called you first before coming you would have told me that you are either busy or unavailable…I needed to see you urgently…
“So…what is it that is so urgent… and hope this is not about the last time concluded topic on relationship…I have made myself clear enough that I do not want a relationship, I told you already tha ..
“Olivia… Olivia I know you made yourself clear enough and I respect that but you need somebody like me in your life…I have known you for years, even before you gave birth to Emerald and before going into a relationship with Kane…your parents murderer and a rapist.. I have known…
” Mark, do you really need to be this stupid…how can you mention such thing so freely…and do you know that my daughter is inside… That was irrelevant. calling out Kane wasn’t necessary…why do you have to so insensitive… I’m not going to take any form of insult from you… please leave…
“Why are you defending him, all what I said was all true Olivia, Kane almost killed you after killing your parents..he is the stupid and insensitive one Olivia…I have always wanted you…all this long years all i did was to wait and hope Just maybe you will be mine…I have already giving up any chance of having you until your fight with Kane began then I knew that at the end you will become mine… Olivia please you have to reconsider…I have tried… You are the answer to the question why I’m still not married… what can I do to prove to you that you are my missing ribs…why are you being so hard on me…I may not give you all what Kane gave you… because my father is not so wealthy neither is he a senator like Kane’s father who stole government money before old age caught up with him and he was forced to stepped down from the senatorial seat…no, my father was upright man who worked hard for his every dime before he died…and I worked hard for my every dime too… I don’t depend on my father for anything rather my father depends on me and my elder brother who cared for him during his days on earth…so I’m not like Kane who happens to be “daddy’s little spoilt brat” who got away with all his criminal offences just because of bribe and corruption in this society… I’m not like him and I will never pray to be like him… I’m doctor Mark and I can proudly beat my chest today because I’m self made…I have not raped or killed any one before… I’m a man of integrity… you need somebody like me to feel secured not a man like Kane… please Olivia consider how long I have being waiting and asking… don’t miss another chance of being in my life…I want you so badly please…
“I guess you are done talking…is time to leave my house
Olivia walked to the door and opened it as she angrily asked Mark to leave.
Mark stepped out and stood close to the door where Olivia was as he kept talking.
“If you don’t leave now I will call my security to throw you out, I don’t want to do that due to the years we have known but don’t push me Mark…do not pus…
The main gate opened as the security ushered Kane in, Olivia lost word as he watched Kane gently walking down with his walking stick.
Mark turned and saw Kane and an idea quickly came to him.
As Olivia ignored him and looked straight ahead at Kane, Mark moved so close to Olivia and cupped her mouth into a kiss shocking Olivia who opened her eyes wide in shock.
Kane saw what was going on and pause as he swallowed hard before looking away, Kane bent his head as he saw Mark kissing Olivia.
Olivia struggled to be free but Mark held her tight.
Olivia managed to lift her hand and punch Mark on his left eye.
He loosened up and moved back, he held his eyes in pain as he turned and gently walked out
Olivia was speechless at what Mark just did. She has not expected such dirty act from Mark.
She stood there puzzled as she watched him walked out of the gate his hand still on his eye.
When Kane looked up he saw Olivia’s shocked face looking at Mark as he walked out.
Kane did not know if he should leave and come back another day because he was also struggling with what he just saw.
Now, he understood why Mark doesn’t like him, is probably because he was in a relationship with Olivia.
Kane swallowed hard as he walked down to stand right in front of Olivia who was still puzzled at something or maybe she hates seeing his face around.
Kane spoke out bringing Olivia to reality.
“Olivia… how are you… I’m sorry to interrupt your… meeting…with doctor Mark, I know you have warned me severally not to come often…but I can’t help it, I’m not myself whenever I’m away from..yo..u… and Emerald…I feel suicidal, lonely, heart broken…I feel part of me is gone… I’m not asking you not to be in a relationship with doctor Mark or anybody…I don’t have such power or right to tell you what to do… doctor Mark may probably give you the peace of mind and security that you deserve… I’m everything bad that you portray me to be… I’m even semi cripple, I can’t make good use of my right leg any more…they suggest I travel abroad for another suggery but I’m no more interested…alot of suggeries have being done on the leg already yet no much positive change…am tired of life itself…I can’t even defend myself any more…is better that way so that you can win… what is the point of living when the only woman I loved so much… with my whole being hates me and does not want to have anything to do with me… she moved on with her doctor friend and I’m stock here wondering if i will ever move on… all I want right now is at least see Emerald my daughter…no matter what…she is my daughter… Olivia, and I’m transferring all my wealth to her…I don’t know how long I will live here on earth… being reclined to a walking stick… I can’t move around on my own… life is so tiring… my life is empty without you in it…but is fine… I’m getting punished for everything I ever did back in younger age… can I see my daughter… Olivia…
“Stop calling her your daughter… what is wrong with everybody today… Emerald is not your daughter, Kane… leave me alone… why can’t I have peace in my house, we don’t need your money… you have done enough already… give your wealth to another and leave my daughter out of it… did you and mark planned to come and frustrate my life today… what is all this again, and mind you I don’t hate you or any one, I have moved past that and you too should get over it… do whatever that makes you happy but leave me and my daughter out of it… leave us alone for crying out loud…
“Olivia, calm down… I’m sorry for getting you pissed…I only came in peace… you and i knows that Emerald is my daughter too… I’m sorry the way she was conceived but it has turned out to be a blessing to us…my past is filled with mistakes and regrets, I’m sorry for my old self if it still haunts you…I will carry that guilt to my grave, I regret everything but I don’t regret having a smart pretty angel like Emerald, she came out of all that chaos, and turned out to be a blessing in disguise… please don’t deny me the joy of being in my daughter’s life… please…if i can’t be in yours then let me be in her life… that’s all I asked.
“You and Mark are both crazy… go and look for a solution to your problem I’m not your solution… please leave me and my daughter alone… I’m begging you for God sake…
Olivia angrily went inside and locked her door leaving Kane standing outside.
Who later left.
Emerald was listening and quietly watching from the window starting from when doctor Mark came and later kissed her shocked Mom who punched him in the eyes before he left, she was still watching and listening till when Kane came in
She was there listening to all they were saying.
Now she knows that Mr Kane is truly her father and why her Mom did not want to have anything to do with him.
Doctor Mark has mentioned that Mr Kane killed her grandmother and grandfather and also pregnated her Mom which resulted to having her.
Emerald has listened to Kane when he said he regret everything he did to Mom and wish he can be in their life which Mom refused.
Emerald quickly ran back to the room immediately she saw her Mom coming,
She pretends to be arranging things as her Mom joined her.
She dares not say any of the things she heard to her already angry Mother.
Emerald quietly went about folding clothes and arranging them into a box in a way that it won’t get her Mom more furious with her.
That night as her Mom slept, Emerald copied Kane’s number out of her mother’s phone and hide the paper.
As her Mom drove out on the third day, to make enquiries about their flight. Emerald quickly dailed Kane’s number and called him.

To be continued

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