I just sat there and hoped it’ll just cross your mind to call me up and say something that would hint that you actually care. Sometimes i actually think there’s nothing left in there. You seem so detached i begin to wonder if you were actually in it with me or you were just messing with my head. Truth be told i’m tired….
She read the text with trembling hands, letting the words sink in as she tried to keep the tears away. must not cry she muttered to herself. There are ways to fix this, she was young and it happened to people all the time. she would go and see him tomorrow and all will be fine. Until then she had to keep calm and not make hasty decisions.
“hey babe, are you fine?” she looked up at the man she was getting married to in two weeks. She couldn’t even begin to imagine her life without him. You know how when it’s raining and you’re driving and you have to pass under a bridge, and for that period of time, there’s quietness and peace?, he was her bridge, he gave meaning to her life.
“Yeah. Yeah, i’m alright..” she said hastily. “i think i’m just a bit stressed with the planning and all.
Dapo studied her. Arin was gorgeous, the drop-dead kind of gorgeous, with a beautiful delicate soul to match. But for some reason he thought she looked pale and thinner. Heck! he really should have hired a wedding planner. Sigh.
Oladapo Kenechuckwu fondly called DK by his friends was a handsome young man, perfect gentleman, sensitive, and thoughtful. Worked with a reputable law firm and earned an enviable income.
“Are you sure it’s just that? You know whatever is bugging you, we can deal with it together. I’m here for you, babe, whatever life throws at us. I’m here always”
She choked. Her heart broke and tears rolled down her delicate face. She didn’t deserve him. He was too good for her. Crap!
Dapo was at her side in an instant.
“Arinola! My God” He was confused. He signaled to the waiter, had their bills settled and in minutes they were in his range rover. She continued crying, hysterically this time.
He took her hand ” Arin, you have to talk to me. What was that text about?” He saw fear flash in her eyes and he prepared for the worst.
“I went to see him last week” her entire body trembled.
“The doctor” she paused “the text was from the doctor” she choked now “i have cancer Dapo”
Slowly, unconsciously, he left go of her hand.
Dapo thought back to the text he had gotten just before Arin walked into the restaurant. He had made to delete it but decided to do it later.
She was young and smart. Not as beautiful as Arin, but not bad either.
It was time to settle down he had told his friends.
But with this news.
He had better called her and apologize for being detached and uncaring lately.
He couldn’t lose on both ends.
Every promise. Every ounce of love. Everything he felt for Arin was gone.
In an instant.