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‘’I’m also very sorry for being very harsh on you. I really should cut off my tongue’’ Cassandra apologized quickly, holding me tightly and looking into my eyes as if she wanted to kiss me.
It really was one of the few emotional or should I say romantic moments we ever shared. I felt so happy, so fulfilled, and so accomplished having her melting in my arms. Her actions were very pure and convincing. I had great urge to kiss her deeply. I had great urge to make love to her there and then, but I held myself. I controlled my emotions and simply held her strongly.
‘’I really felt bad when I left in the morning. I made a very bad judgement call’’ she confessed while I breathed deeply, nodding in agreement.
‘’yes dear you made a very bad judgment call but it’s all in the past. Let’s forget about it. Cassandra my love’’ I said with all my heart. She smiled and nodded with great smile on her face.
‘’you are a very nice person. Really’’ she muttered, tipping my ego with her words.
‘’so how about we go out for a wonderful dinner?. Let’s go to a quiet place downtown, where we can eat and enjoy the evening weather’’ I offered. Her eyes shone with great delight.
‘’wow that sounds cool. Who am I to reject such wondrous offer?’’ she breathed , caressing my face with her hands.
‘’we leave by 7pm, so you have enough time to do your thing’’ I added sweetly.
I soon left her smiling and headed to my room to rest and clear my head before the evening outing. There was nothing I wanted more than getting married to Cassandra.
Oh my Cassandra, so gracious, so charming, so beautiful and very educated.
By 7:30pm that fateful evening, we were well settled by the poolside of ‘’All Seasons Hotel’’ . The environment really was so cool and serene. Cassandra was very impressed and happy which equally left a great smile on my face because I love seeing her happy.
‘’being here with you makes me very happy. You are really God sent to me’’ I said sweetly, reaching for her hand across the table. She blushed and looked down. I laughed at her behavior.
‘’’sometimes you act like an experienced adult and sometimes you act like a little child’’ I said playfully, drawing out a curious glance from her.
‘’so how am I acting now?’’ she asked with a smile, but before I could answer, my eyes fell on a man and a lady making their way to a table. The lady was no other person than Nora and the gentleman with her looked quite healthy, rich and sophisticated. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I couldn’t believe seeing my Nora with another guy. It was something I never expected to see and I hate to admit that I felt my heart shrink.
I really cant explain that feeling but then it was just as if I wasn’t in control of my mind anymore. I kept staring at her, ignoring Cassandra who quickly noticed what was going on.
‘’isn’t that lady your neighbor?’’ i heard her ask.
‘’yes yes yes’’ I breathed, forcing out a smile as I desperately tried to suppress my feelings. I couldn’t help but wonder if Nora was really moving on with another man, carrying my baby in her stomach. I wasn’t supposed to be concerned but yes I was concerned.
‘’there is something I have been wanting to ask. Please don’t misinterpret my question but as a woman there are some things we do see with our inner mind’’ Cassandra said softly, studying me.
‘’that lady over there is your neighbor right?’’ she asked once again while I nodded in agreement.
‘’I noticed something the day you introduced me to her but I kept my feelings to myself. Now tell me, have you guys dated before or is she just a neighbor to you?’’ she slowly asked, leaving me a bit speechless with her question.
I drew back and stared pointedly at her, quickly running some calculations in my head. I really needed to tell her the truth about Nora and my baby. It was something I had to do sooner or later but considering the situation at hand, I was very very scared.
Just like Coolval wrote in one of his stories, ‘’sometimes a well crafted lie is hundred times better than a well said truth.’’
I considered keeping my relationship with Nora away from her for the time being. I opted giving a not too honest reply to my Cassandra.
To be continued