*My Bestfriend My Love ~Episode 10*
She told me they went to watch a romantic comedy, “Perfect match” at the cinema and how nice it was. Then she asked me to guess what happened after. I thought and asked if he kissed her and she screamed ‘yes.’ I also screamed and asked, ‘was that your first kiss?’ She nodded and I said, ‘wow! how was it?’ Then, she told me it felt so good and she didn’t want it to end. I was so happy for her and I realized she really loved Prince and though it had only been two days, there was no denying that. We had three lectures that day, and the last ended at 4:30. After, we went to her hostel to get ready for the beach. I had taken my clothes and make-up bag along that morning, so we showered, and dressed up. After, I called Larry and asked if we should set off and he said yes, so we did. We met them at the beach in less than two hours and there, though it was past 6, Rabby made us swim. She mentioned that she loved the sea and loved swimming. We had a great time and after swimming, I took a walk with Larry.
When we reached the far end of the beach, we stopped to look at the waves and it was so cold then, so I stood in front of him and he wrapped his arms around me. It felt so good standing there with him in silence, with the cold breeze. I forgot about everything else and was lost in that moment. I didn’t want us to leave, I just wanted us to stand there like that, and never leave each other.
Sometime after, Larry took his arms off me and beckoned me to turn and face him. I did that and he kissed me. He kissed me so passionately, his lips were so soft and the kiss was so nice. I loved it and I kissed back. I don’t know whether it was the beach setting or the cold breeze that made it feel the way it did, and I didn’t want it to stop. I melted in his arms and we kissed for so long. It was when we parted lips finally that I realized what I had done. I had cheated on Stanley and I felt so guilty so, I told Larry we had to go meet Rabby and Prince so we leave.
He realized the change in my mood and asked what was wrong. I told him nothing and I needed to be left alone and so he obeyed and said nothing to me till we met the other two. We left after meeting them and on our way back, Rabby noticed there was something wrong, so she asked and I told her about the kiss. She told me she knew from the beginning that I had a thing for him and then she asked what I was going to do and I told her I didn’t know. I was so confused and I knew I couldn’t tell Stanley and I didn’t want to lose him either. So, Rabby suggested I told Larry that I had a boyfriend and what happened was a mistake and she asked that I stayed away from him. I nodded because that was exactly what I was going to do.
After dropping Rabby off at her hostel, I drove back to mine and went back to my room. Stanley called and I told him I wasn’t well and wanted to be left alone. He realized there was something wrong and when he came around, I said nothing to him. I couldn’t face him and I couldn’t lie to him so I asked him to just leave me alone. He wasn’t okay with that and he felt I was shutting him out. That was the first time something like that was happening so he obviously didn’t know what to do but he left reluctantly.
Days after, saw me drawing farther away from him; I just couldn’t pretend that everything was good with us and I stopped picking Larry’s calls after sending him a text that what happened was a mistake and I didn’t want to jeopardize what I had with my boyfriend because of him. So, I asked him to stay away from me but he kept calling. I knew he wanted me and wasn’t going to give up but he had to. I had to figure out a way to save my relationship because as the days went by, it felt like what we had was coming to an end. I kept shutting Stanley out and I couldn’t stay with him for long. I couldn’t even kiss him for long, not to talk of making love with him.
He kept wondering and asking what was wrong but I said nothing. I just didn’t know how to deal with it; so days after, I called my mom and narrated everything to her. She was disappointed in me but she told me she understood and that, things like that happen all the time. She asked me to sit down with Stanley and tell him everything that happened and tell him I didn’t want to lose what we had so I was sorry and was willing to work things out. Then she advised me to not entertain other guys again as what happened could happen again. So, I sent him a text and asked him to come to my room right after class so we talk, and I added that I loved him and will always do. He replied that he definitely would and he couldn’t wait for us to get back to the way we used to be.
Later that day, I had fallen asleep but was awaken by a knock on my door. I almost thought it was Stanley, but then upon second thoughts, I realized it couldn’t be him. He wouldn’t knock like if it were him, so I went to the door only to realize that it was Larry.
He was the last person I was expecting to see. I wanted him to stay away but he was way too stubborn to do that. So I made him come in; my heart raced when he walked in and I suddenly became nervous. I tried to appear strong and bold so I made him sit and got him a drink. Then he asked why I wasn’t picking up his calls. I told him I sent him a text and that what happened was a mistake and I didn’t want it to happen again. Then I told him it had affected my relationship and I could only work things out if I stayed away from him. It was so obvious I had a thing for him but I wanted to let him know that, no matter what, I wasn’t going to leave my boyfriend for him. I had forgotten then that I had asked Stanley to come over and I lost track of time. As I spoke to Larry, he got up and walked closer to me; then he held my chin and looked into my eyes. My heart skipped a beat; I asked myself what he was doing. I tried so hard to seem so strong but suddenly, I felt too weak to even ask him to stop. I couldn’t stop him from kissing me; and once again, I kissed back and melted in his arms as he kissed me. We kissed for some time and it felt great like it did at the beach and suddenly, I heard a knock on my door. Before I could say jack, Stanley walked in and screamed, “Pearl, what is going on here?” He said that on top of his voice and we stopped kissing and I stood there speechless. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what to say. I just stood there and cried. I couldn’t stop the tears, I just cried.
To be continued……..