…He called the gateman and enquired about the car owner and as the gateman was about to respond, they heard a loud scream from within, actually his apartment.
He rushed down to his apartment only to find Matilda still screaming, holding and shaking Joan who is lying unconsciously on the ground.
Becky arrived at Ben’s place, and he welcomed her casually, not with a kiss or hug but a straight face.
It wasn’t as if she was expecting any of his romantic gestures but for not hugging her, the heart beat became faster. “What if he has ulterior motives for inviting me over? Well, I’m here already and I just hope this goes well” she thought.
“You should have your seat Becky” he said.
“Yeah, sure” she stuttered and then sat.
Ben sat at the chair facing Becky. Gosh, he’s so cute. She has dated him for less than 6 months but this is the first time she’s noticing how manly he is. If she had focused on him alone right from the beginning, she would have understoond that she feels something for him, Something like love. Or is it because she has the knowledge that he’s financially buoyant enough to cater for her? She loves him, yes she does. Although she has a good heart, but she had done things she had never done to any of her lovers. She wished she could turn back the hands of time and love him faithfully. Will that be possible now? of course not, she assured herself that she will never be a cheat, not anymore. Her next man would be really lucky and blessed because she’s going to give him her totality.
“Becky, why did you cheat on me with my cousin” Ben asked Becky who was lost in her thoughts. “Huh” she replied
“Why did you cheat on me with my cousin?” He asked again.
“I never knew he is your cousin, I’m sorry” she replied.
“Are you sorry because he’s my cousin or because you cheated?” He asked.
“I’m sorry for both. I know I have no justification for what I did, but I’m truly sorry. Now I know how it feels like not to value what you have until you lose it. It wasn’t only your cousin I cheated. I wasn’t actually serious with a relationship, that’s why I always play around with whoever I want. I lack contentment and that’s why I have decided on my own to cut out all the relationship and have some sessions with a therapist. I just want you to forgive me please” she said tearfully.
She brought out the ring Ben had engaged her with and slowly dropped it on the table.
“I would like to take my leave now” she said when Ben did not utter a word. He was just staring at her blankly. She tried reading him, but she didn’t understand what he was seeing.
“I’ve forgiven you Becky. I tried not to but I couldn’t help. I love you so much that’s why I have let go off the past and learn how to love you better.” he finally said.
Becky was relieved, she held her chest and said thank God silently before she thanked him. Although she wished he had said more, what she heard was enough for the start of a new Becky. She heard him clearly he said he loves her, she wished she didn’t hurt him this much.
She stood up to leave and he saw her off to the door.
“What if I ask us to start afresh, would you say yes?” he asked whilst standing.
“Really?” She asked with surprise
“Yes. Let’s start on a blank page and write our love story afresh” he said with a smile.
“Seriously, with all my past. My sexual escapades with other guys including your cousin?” She asked
“No, with the new you, with my new Becky that realized the importance of being better for herself and her man. Not because I pushed her, but because she loves me and she’s ready to change for the best.” He said emotionally.
Her head was down as she listened to Ben. She didn’t know that she had tears on her face until Ben lifted her head and wiped her tears with his hands.
“I wasn’t faithful to you as well. I had a girlfriend before I met you who did nothing but demand from me every now and then. Although I’ve never been the cheating type, I was attracted to you and you gave me peace and joy which I lacked in my other relationship. I ended my relationship with her when I was convinced with you. That’s why I asked we start afresh together” he explained.
Becky’s face brightened up a bit then she asked: “I had sex with your cousin, James, would that not be a problem in the future?”
“If you had known he was my distant cousin, sure you wouldn’t have done it. I see no problem in the future if we remain faithful to each other” he said.
“Would you ever use my past to hunt me in future?” She inquired
“I won’t say never, but I will do all my best to make sure I don’t use it against you in future, but I must beg you not to do things like the past in our future.” He said and continued:” So are you ready to walk this path with me afresh?”
She nodded many times even as she continued saying yes with her mouth. This was one of her best moments ever. The two hugged themselves for long and they ended it with a deep kiss.