♥️ Married to
♥️(Blackmailed into marriage)????
Afekoro Naomi ????
Romance ♥️. Betrayal ????. Deceit????.
???? Episode (22) Twenty_Two♥️
“Daphne_? Is something wrong,you seem lost,and am asking for the second time.” I whispered as the teacher taught the whole class statistics. I didn’t want to bother her with all these but I guess I have to. She’s been moody ever since I came to school and it’s so unlike her.
“Am good. Let’s just focus okay?” She asked and I nodded.
Definitely something is up with her and I must find out what it is.
My mind drifted back to Shawn and Sara. My heart clenched at the thought of losing such a bundle of joy.
Besides I know it’ll hurt Shawn to see her dead. I have to do something, probably get pregnant as soon as possible and save her.
“Hey Cassandra how’s my new hair?huh?” Lauren asked, twirling some locks around her shoulder as she giggled.
“It’s nice.” I replied curtly, seizing the opportunity to pull Daphne out of the class. Determined on finding out what exactly is bugging her,I pulled her deftly to a secluded part of the hall and left her standing.
“Are you gonna speak or should I trotter you?” I asked as her eyes widened in size.
“Okay let’s do this, you’re gonna tell me how you met shawn without me knowing then I’ll tell you a very big bang news which is gonna change your life forever.” She said as my heart leapt.
“Oh I see you’re interested,go on start talking.” She urged, ushering me out of the hall to the cafeteria.
“Am waiting.” She blurted out for the third time since we took our seats. How do I tell her I was blackmailed into this? Huh?
I sighed heavily and took a sip of the orange juice. “Well, it’s kinda hard to explain but dad ran into a huge debt and the only way to pay without money is me marrying Shawn.” I finally let it out and her eyes were wide, like she’d just heard a bad news.
“Why didn’t you come to me for help? Financially? Huh?” She asked as I sighed. I knew she’d definitely ask.
“Dad doesn’t even approve of our friendship. He’d go ballistic if he finds out I took money from you besides he shunned me against it.” I replied as her face lost it glow.
“He hates me that much?” She asked and I was rendered speechless.
“He doesn’t, it’s just___” I trailed off when I noticed the tears in her eyes.
“You wouldn’t understand, Cassandra we’re sisters your mom is also my mom.” She said but I had hard time understanding her.
What does she mean by my mom and hers are the same?
“I found out last night at the dinner. She wants to meet you.” Daphne continued but my head was spinning.
The woman who left me when I needed her the most? The woman who neglected me almost all the time she spent with me? Huh? No,fate can’t be this cruel.
I stood up abruptly but my legs gave up almost immediately and I found myself falling to the ground as yelps surrounded me.
The last thing I recalled was Daphne rushing to my side before I blacked out.
“It’s over.” Tracy said, walking gingerly away from me as the flowers in my hands fell to the ground. Tears pooled in my eyes as she got into the car and drove off.
We’ve been together for six years,ever since highschool but she threw it all away,threw it on my face.
I looked around the secluded area of the school and was thankful when I saw no one. I can’t bear to face such humiliation in front of anyone.
Just then,I heard a sob and my mind skipped. Who could that be? I asked myself walking towards the place and tracing the voice.
Soon,I sighted a pretty looking lady,yeah I know she’s pretty from her black hair and white skin. She sniffed again and again, staring at her hands as I walked up to her.
“Hey. Are you okay?” I asked, startling her. She moved away, standing abruptly as I raised my hands up. “I mean no harm. Am a friend.” I said aloud and noticed her relax a bit.
“Why are you in tears?” I asked but got no reply. “What’s your name?” I asked again and this time she sought her bag for something.
She pulled an iPad from her bag and wrote something on it. “Colline?” I asked and she nodded before smiling slightly.
She looked more beautiful even now. I should be sad about Tracy but I don’t feel anything like that. This pretty lady seems to have helped me forget for a while.
“You can’t speak?” I asked and her face became moody. “It’s alright,but you’re still pretty.” I quickly added as she blushed.
“Eat lunch with me, will you?” I asked and she seemed to hesitate for a while before nodding.
“Let’s go then.” I said as she followed suit.
I checked my wrist watch for the second time this afternoon. I’ve been waiting eagerly for Cassandra to come back.
I’ve never fallen in love with a lady before so this feeling is really new to me.
Just then,a call came through my phone and I picked immediately hoping it’d be from the hospital.
“Are we on to Mr Handel?” The female voice asked and I replied a Curt ‘yes’.
“Miss Jones was rushed to the school clinic this morning we just wanted to let you know__” I disconnected the call and grabbed my jacket.
Not when our engagement is tomorrow and wedding next week.
I rushed out of my office, ignoring my secretary as I moved into the elevator.
“Jack get the car ready. I’ll be down in a jiffy.” I said and slid the phone into my pocket.
Nothing will stop us this time, nothing will stop us.
“Chad? Chad?” I called, walking into the house as several customers sat drinking but he wasn’t in sight. “Dolly where’s Chad?” I asked.
“He’s in there, don’t know what he’s doing.” She replied as I marched up to the house.
“Chad_?” I called but got no response.
“Hannah, Hannah?” I heard him call as he staggered towards me with a liquor in his hands.
He’s gone back to drinking? Oh no!
“Chad stop this,why are you like this? Huh?” I asked, grabbing the bottle from him as his features relaxed.
“Why is she back? Why did she come back?” He asked referring to Dora but I clamped my mouth shut.
“I don’t know, come on let’s get you cleaned.” I whispered as he sniffed.
“Alright.” He replied reluctantly.