Story: A Two Faced Lover

 written by Sonia Okehie

    Episode 1

    Psychologists describe ‘Halo Effect’ as when someone is perceived by others

    as being good due to previous good deeds that person has done and their

    perception towards that person never changes; even though he or she was

    caught in the act doing something evil. Have you ever trusted someone with

    all your heart and could even stake your life that the person in question

    would never hurt or betray you; only to find out later that you actually

    never meant anything to that person and they were living a Big Lie? What if

    the person happens to be your supposed lover and you were just being played

    all along. Someone you felt you were in an honest relationship with, only

    to realise later that you were not even close to being even a ‘Side Piece’

    talk more of being the ‘Main Piece; do you know how devastating that feels?

    Well, brace up because this tale is one of a kind.

     

    In a very busy city resided a charming man by name ‘Saint’. The lifestyle

    of Saint was an extremely admirable one and it brought him respect from all

    around the world. Saint was a Life Coach and a Philanthropist who lived

    most of his lifetime impacting the masses and giving out a great portion of

    his fortune to the less privilege. Due to his good deeds and impact on many

    lives, a lot of people could go to war for him.

     

    Things were so serious that people even fought their colleagues or friends

    that had a different opinion about Saint’s lifestyle. This man was idolised

    and could never do any wrong in the eyes of the people that loved him. Due

    to his ‘Holier Than Thou’ attitude, a lot of ladies wished to be his

    girlfriend and even wife.

    I mean, which lady wouldn’t go head-over-heels in love with an angel in

    human form like Saint? He was handsome, a successful career man, he had a

    charming charisma and personality, he had the hottest lips you could ever

    imagine and a banging fitted body to top everything up. Oh my! He was just

    a complete package that so many ladies wished could be delivered to their

    door front. What a man indeed!

     

    However, the truth here’s that no one truly knew who Saint was behind

    closed doors. No one could tell of the life he lived when the cameras

    stopped rolling, no one could ascertain his relationship status and

    certainly, no one knew anything about him other than what he wanted them to

    know. Saint controlled his imagine very well and never left any loop holes

    that could leak his secret lifestyle.

     

    What a lot of people didn’t know was that Saint was very much still single,

    but it was deliberate because he was a Brutal Love Making Freak and also

    had the traits of a Dominant. For those who don’t know what a dominant is,

    it refers to a person that loves taking total charge and control during

    Love Making without giving their partner any chance to express themselves

    the way they want to. A dominant derives pleasure in inflicting pain on

    their partners when they reach a high level of ecstasy and usually want

    things to always go the way they want. This was the reality of Saint.

     

    Most ladies who had encountered Saint’s Brutal Love Making sessions took

    race after their first experience, while some actually liked it and

    eventually became his ‘Call Girls’. Most of these ladies that truly knew

    who Saint was, gossiped about him to their friends and colleagues and

    that’s how come people had different opinions about his personality and

    lifestyle.

     

    To be fair, Saint wasn’t really doing anything wrong because being a Brutal

    Love Maker or Dominant isn’t a crime and wasn’t anyone’s business, but what

    made everything look shady and bad was because he usually preached against

    certain things he practised. As a life coach, Saint usually spoke in

    seminars and had lots of followers. He was an advocate of equality in

    everything that pertains to life and usually frown at any form of

    injustice. But the irony of everything was that he was the master of

    injustice and inequality. How can you manipulate and use ladies that you

    know deep down loves you and want a relationship with you? How can you

    think of only yourself during love making, without considering the pleasure

    and satisfaction of your partner? How can you be a dominant in your

    personal life but preach against inequality to the public? Well, all I see

    is a double standard and two faced human being but I’m glad every secret

    has an expiry date.

    What Saint didn’t know was that not all ladies can be messed with. His doom

    wasn’t far fetched since the day he met an equally charming lady named

    Rose. They met one fateful evening at a restaurant after a stressful work

    day.

    It happened that Saint was already seated inside the restaurant and facing

    towards the glass that showed the outer part of the restaurant. In the

    parking lot area was a woman begging for alms with her kids.

    Coincidentally, they were there when Rose drove in and immediately she

    alighted, the beggars walked up to her pleading for alms. Rose was kind

    enough to hold the little girl that held her leg and beckoned on them to

    follow her inside the restaurant.

     

    As they walked towards the restaurant, Saint was quick to spot the charming

    lady because her kind gesture caught his attention. He sternly watched her

    till they entered inside. As Rose ordered take-away food for the beggars,

    Saint couldn’t stop staring at her. In his mind, he kept praying that she

    stays back to eat in the restaurant and not order take-out for herself too.

    He wanted an opportunity to approach her but didn’t want to look too

    desperate by walking down to the counter. Chat MartinMartino on zero eight

    one eighty thirty fourteen twenty one to be added to his WhatsApp group.He

    knew he was going to make a fast move on her immediately she settled down

    to eat.

     

    Unknown to Saint, he wasn’t going to need any much introduction because

    Rose already knew whom he was and she was also one of his secret admirers.

    She hadn’t seen him yet but that wasn’t for too long because immediately

    she was done ordering food for herself, she looked out for where to sit

    down and the only empty seat in the restaurant was the one opposite Saint.

    She majestically walked towards the seat to ask if she could sit there and

    that was when she recognised him.

     

    “Can I sit here please?” Rose asked, “Yes sure you can!” Saint hurriedly

    replied and stretched his hand towards the seat. In as much as Rose

    recognised whom he was, she comported herself and pretended otherwise.

     

    After about 5 minutes of awkward silence, the waiter walked in with Rose’s

    food and a conversation began. “I saw what you did back there, we need more

    people with good heart like you” Saint calmly said, “Awwn, thank you very

    much. I appreciate” Rose replied blushing. Saint asked of her name and she

    revealed her name to him and also pretended not to know his name and asked

    for his; of which he also revealed. They got talking and gradually began to

    enjoy each other’s company.

     

    Apparently, what Rose didn’t know was that Saint wasn’t the regular kind of

    man that believed in Love. If he liked a lady, it was usually for her to

    warm his bed and nothing more. He usually gave money to the women in his

    life and was a great Sugar Zaddy!

     

    In as much as Saint instantly liked Rose the very moment they started

    interacting, he honestly didn’t foresee anything serious like a

    Relationship, but rather imagined her at his mercy during Love Making. It

    was such a messed up life that Saint lived and it was indeed not a suitable

    lifestyle for a role model like him; little wonder why it was a secret from

    the rest of the world.

     

    After a beautiful meeting at the restaurant, Saint optioned to pay for Rose

    food but unfortunately, she had already paid for it at the counter. Due to

    that, he promised her a date and they exchanged numbers afterwards.

    Throughout the rest of that day, Rose was very excited to have met the man

    she had always admired and had a huge crush on. She blushed at every

    thought of him and kept replaying their conversations in her head.

     

    On the other hand, Saint wasn’t that excited as Rose was because his

    intentions were different than she thought. There was no doubt that he

    liked her but that didn’t make her anyway different than every other lady

    in his life. The fact that she was generous to the beggars was what

    actually prompted him to want to get closer to her, otherwise he wouldn’t

    have made any move to talk to her at the restaurant.

     

    The upcoming date was the perfect time for Saint to make his move and try

    to lure Rose into his life. He actually thought it was going to be an easy

    one like with other ladies but was in for a tough chase.

     

    Finally, the D-day came and both parties dressed to kill. Saint was a

    classy clean guy so whatever he wore usually fitted him, same with Rose

    too. When they met, Saint couldn’t hesitate to compliment Rose on her

    charming looks, of which she blushed all through. They settled down and

    made their orders and a conversation started afterwards.

     

     

     

    “I’m glad you are here, thanks for coming” Saint said, “My pleasure” Rose

    confidently replied and he smiled. His eyes were fixed on her eyes and it

    actually started making her sweaty and a bit uncomfortable. “Why are you

    looking at me like that?” she asked in a shy tone, “If it’s a crime to

    stare into those beautiful eyes of yours, then just apprehend me” he

    jokingly said and they both laughed.

     

    As Rose sat there looking pretty, Saint had already undressed her in his

    mind and was just praying for an easy wooing so he could eventually undress

    her physically. Well, too bad because Rose wasn’t as desperate as the other

    ladies and would definitely never settle for a ‘Call Girl’ position for any

    man; not even the almighty Saint.

     

    As they conversed further, Saint began to notice that Rose was a bit

    difficult and wasn’t an easy prey, so he had to switch his technique even

    if it meant for him to lie just to win Rose’s heart and trust. “Are you in

    a relationship?” he suddenly asked, “No I’m not, why asking?” she inquired

    and he dropped a shocker; “I asked because I might be the lucky guy to fill

    in that space in your heart.

     

    Those words pierced Rose’s heart and left her speechless for a while. She

    looked into his eyes and began to stammer. “But..but..” she said and before

    she could finish her sentence, Saint placed his finger on her lips and

    hushed her; “Shhuusss, No Buts! Just let me take care of you” he gently

    said. Immediately afterwards, he stretched his body and planted a soft kiss

    on her lips.

     

    Rose blinked her eyes after the kiss and was completely love struck at that

    moment. She held her chest as Saint drew back to his seat and quietly

    muttered; “Oh My God”.

    Episode 2

    You know there’s fire on the mountain when a man you just met and barely

    knows kisses you on the first date without your consent or prior notice.

    Looks can be deceptive quite alright but actions speaks high volume of

    someone’s character and intentions. It was quite unfortunate that Rose was

    already love struck and couldn’t read between the lines that everything was

    just happening faster than normal and was quite suspicious. In as much as

    the kiss was unexpected and too soon, she actually enjoyed it and secretly

    wished for more.

     

    The atmosphere was a bit awkward after the kiss and it made Rose slightly

    tensed and nervous, while Saint was perfectly fine and unmoved. The level

    of confidence at which he portrayed made her fall even more in love with

    him. It made him look more outright and charming; the kind of man that

    loves to go head-on for what he wants.

     

    Well, if only Rose knew the true intentions of Saint’s action, then she

    might have retraced her steps and held back herself from falling deeper in

    love with him. Too bad things had already escalated and at that point,

    there was little or nothing she could do other than get excited at the

    thought of going into a relationship with the man of her dreams.

     

    “I’m so sorry if I took you unaware” Saint said after the tension had died

    down a bit, “To be honest, I wasn’t expecting the kiss but it’s all good”

    Rose said in a shy tone. Before they could talk further, the waiter brought

    their meals and they dived right into it.

     

    As they ate, Saint stole glances at Rose and she blushed all through. While

    they were still eating, an unknown person who happened to be a follower of

    Saint, walked towards them and happily introduced herself to him. Due to

    the over excitement of meeting her role model, the lady shook him with two

    hands before walking away.

     

     

     

    After that little show of attention, Rose smiled at Saint and couldn’t hold

    back the glitters in her eyes as she stared at him in admiration. “What’s

    it?” he asked with a wide smile on his face, “Uhmm, Nothing” she replied

    smiling more. The excitement on Rose face made Saint’s heart glad. At that

    moment, he wished to strip her clothes off and just do what was on his mind

    because her body movements and gestures were killing him slowly. Rose was

    aware that Saint was into her, and it gave her the courage to behave even

    more babyish.

     

    The funny thing about the whole situation was that Saint had no idea that

    Rose knew whom he was. He didn’t have a clue that she was aware of his

    respectable image in the media and eyes of the public. The main reason Rose

    didn’t want to disclose to Saint that she already knew him was because she

    felt pride might set in and he might begin to see her as just one of his

    multiple Fans; of which she didn’t want to be categorised as.

     

    Due to the fact that Rose hid that little secret form Saint, it made him

    more relaxed because he felt he wasn’t putting his image at risk. Since his

    career as a Life Coach only covered a little niche, it’s fair to say that

    not everyone knew or have heard about him. He probably thought to himself

    that Rose was just part of that big population that didn’t know him. Too

    bad for him because that wasn’t the case.

     

    Few hours later, the date came to an end and Saint cleared the bill. It was

    getting quite late so they had to head back to their various houses. Rose

    came with her own car so there was no need for him to give her a ride.

     

    When they finally got to the parking lot, Saint opened Rose’s door for her

    to get into the car; just to show off some gentleman skills. She smiled and

    entered the car but before she shut the door, she pecked him on the cheek.

    That little action from Rose increased Saint’s hunger to devour her and

    make her beg for Mercy, but he had to comport himself just so he doesn’t

    look too desperate. “Call me when you get home” he said and bid her

    Goodbye, as she drove off.

     

    With Rose gone, Saint sat inside his car for a while to cool off the

    burning fire within before zooming off. After about 30 minutes, he figured

    that he hadn’t succeeded in calming his nerves down so he had to dial the

    line of one of his ‘Call Girls’ so he could have a companion that night;

    since he didn’t succeed in luring Rose to his bed. With someone already on

    the way to his house, he finally headed home.

     

     

     

    That night, while Saint was Brutally dealing with someone’s daughter in his

    house, Rose was busy fantasising about him. She didn’t want to call him

    when she reached her destination just so she doesn’t overdo things.

    Everything still felt like a beautiful dream to her and the thought of

    having a relationship with Saint drove her crazy.

     

    “Wow, how did I get so lucky? Everything still feels too good to be true.

    Did he just ask me out? This isn’t true!” Rose wondered all night with

    butterflies dancing in her stomach as she laid on the bed. On the other

    hand, Saint wasn’t even concerned about petty thoughts like that and was

    busy exhausting his strength on the lady that came visiting that night. At

    that moment, the only thing in his mind was to empty himself of every

    burning craving for pleasure that Rose had triggered.

     

    What a complicated situation that involved two people that wanted entirely

    different things from each other. Rose wanted a relationship between them

    and felt that Saint wanted same too; since he was the one that instigated

    their first kiss and also made the first move by telling her that he wanted

    to fill in the space in her heart. Sadly, that wasn’t Saint’s desire

    because what he wanted was to taste Rose’s apple and eventually make her

    one of his ‘Call Girls’. At this junction, it’s safe to say that a big

    disaster was forth coming.

     

    The next day, Rose waited for Saint to call first of which he actually did.

    She was highly excited when his call came in and couldn’t hold back the

    smile on her face. “Hi dear” she greeted, “Hello sunshine, trust you slept

    well? I waited for your call last night but it wasn’t forth coming” he

    lied.

     

    Rose was low-key smitten to hear that Saint actually waited for her call

    last night; it made her feel wanted. “I’m sorry for not calling, I actually

    felt you would be tired so I decided not to disturb you” she said, “Point

    of correction, nothing from you is a disturbance so don’t ever feel that

    way again” he revealed.

     

    It was so clear that Saint was trying too hard to win Rose over, hence the

    extreme he had to go just to make her feel comfortable around him. Beneath

    all that camouflage sweet talks was a guy that just needed to get into the

    pants of his newest catch. Too bad Saint even had to go to the extreme of

    lying to Rose by making her believe he wanted a relationship with her. it’s

    also quite unfortunate that she had already fallen too deep for him.

     

    “About what we talked about yesterday, I was serious though” Saint said as

    they conversed, “What was that dear?” Rose inquired, “I’m talking about how

    long you want to keep me standing outside your heart while there’s a vacant

    space inside” he replied and Rose blushed, “Everything is just happening

    too fast and don’t get me wrong, I like you too but just feel like you

    might be playing me” she innocently said.

     

    At that moment, Saint knew he had to step up his game because it already

    felt like Rose had began to sense that he was lying and wasn’t genuine.

    “Can I see you again tonight so we can talk about anything that might be

    making you doubt my feelings for you” he gently said, “Uhmm, I don’t really

    know because I have some things to do today. Where should we met if I

    eventually change my mind?” she asked, “Well, I was thinking my house but

    that decision is entirely up to you. Where do you suggest?” he asked. By

    that time, his plans had already succeeded because he had indirectly

    planted a seed in her mind.

     

    Dominants know the game and can easily manipulate a lady to think that they

    want something, without knowing that their thoughts and desires have been

    stirred to go in a certain direction. The fact that Saint brought up his

    house as their meeting point was very deliberate, because he knew that even

    if he made his choice look optional, Rose will still consider it because

    she wouldn’t be able to come up with a better option in such short notice.

    They talked further and ended the call with hopes to see each other later

    in the day if things go rightly.

     

    When the phone hung up, Saint smiled and walked back to his bedroom where

    the lady that spent the night was lying down in. He gently moved towards

    her and they continued from where they stopped the night before. Later in

    the day, he discharged the lady and a cleaner came to arrange his house and

    clean it; as he prepared to receive Rose anytime soon.

     

    At around passed 5pm, Rose called Saint and told him she was ready to come

    over to his place. He sent his location to her and she drove down to his

    nice apartment in a classy neighbourhood of flats. Saint came downstairs to

    welcome her and took her to the top floor where his apartment was.

     

     

     

    After they exchanged greetings, Rose settled down and sat quietly on one of

    the couch in the living room. “What can I offer you?” Saint politely asked

    but she turned down the offer and told him she was OK. He sat on the same

    couch with her and they started talking about random things. Rose tried her

    possible best to avoid eye contacts but not for too long.

     

    As they conversed, Saint redirected the conversation back to the main

    reason he invited her over. “Enough with the chatting, now can we talk

    about my heart?” he said out of nowhere and Rose blushed. “What’s wrong

    with your heart?” she playfully inquired and Saint laughed; “It wants you”

    he bluntly answered.

     

    That reply melted Rose’s heart and made her palms sweaty. She didn’t know

    what to say or do at that moment and kept praying within that Saint doesn’t

    make physical advances towards her because she was bound to fall. After

    being speechless for a little while, she managed to talk further.

     

    “You just knew me not too long ago, how can you be sure this is for real

    and that your feelings isn’t playing with you?” Rose inquired as she looked

    into Saint’s eyes. His emotions began to heat up as the atmosphere

    gradually changed. He moved closer to her and gently placed his palm on her

    cheeks. She blinked her eyes and gently rubbed her cheek against his palm

    and out of nowhere, Saint asked; “What do you want?”.

     

    That question threw Rose off balance and ignited a slight sensation within

    her. “I want you but I’m just not sure if this is real” she gently said and

    before she knew it, Saint leaned forward and planted a soft kiss on her

    lips. This time around, she tried to stop him but it was already too late

    because the mood had already set in. “I can’t do this” Rose said but Saint

    hushed her; “Don’t fight this” he said and planted another kiss on her

    lips. This time around, she reciprocated and kissed back.

     

    They kissed passionately and gently made their way to Saint’s room. He

    pushed her on the bed and immediately rushed her neck and kissed it. “I’ll

    be right neck” he said and went inside his bathroom to freshen up.

     

    While Saint was gone, Rose laid back on the bed and started looking around

    his beautifully decorated room. Her eyes made a marathon race and finally

    stopped when she caught sight of something that looked like a lady’s bra.

    “Isn’t that a Bra my eyes are seeing?” she thought to herself as she got up

    to clarify her doubts. She walked towards the stack of clothes on top of a

    chair opposite his wardrobe; Lol & Behold, It was a wine coloured bra.

     

    Shocked and confused as to how a woman’s bra got into Saint’s room and was

    even mixed up with his clothes, Rose stood there with the bra in her hands.

    Before she could figure out what to do, the bathroom door opened and Saint

    walked in to see her standing beside his wardrobe. “What’s the problem?” he

    curiously asked and before he knew it, a Bra dangled in front of his eyes.

    “Who owns this? Am I in another woman’s territory?” Rose sadly inquired.

     

    Unable to think of a more convincing lie, Saint said; “Oh it’s nothings to

    worry about, it belongs to my sister!”.

    Episode 3

    The easiest way to catch a liar is to confront them with hard evidence of

    whatever suspicion you are having; but also watch out because a

    professional liar can still find his or her way out of any situation no

    matter how intense it is, without giving you the slightest clue that your

    guesses were right. There was no doubt that the bra Rose found belonged to

    a lady that had clearly been to his room, so the most convincing lie Saint

    came up with at that crucial moment was to say that it belonged to his

    sister. A huge part of Rose’s heart knew that the story wasn’t adding up

    and she felt in her guts that the Bra belonged to a lady that might have

    spent the night at his place. In as much as Rose could tell that something

    was fishy, there wasn’t any evidence to prove Saint’s story otherwise, so

    she just accepted and shut the topic down.

     

    Due to that little confrontation, the atmosphere became tensed and it made

    Saint a bit nervous; he could tell that Rose wasn’t satisfied with his

    response and probably wasn’t happy with him so he had to act fast in order

    to set the mood back to what it initially was. Determined to bring back the

    previous good mood, he walked towards where she stood and gently placed his

    hands on her waist.

     

    “Are you angry with me?” Saint calmly inquired, “I don’t know what to feel

    at the moment because I can’t tell if you are saying the truth about who

    truly owns that Bra” Rose sadly replied. Her response made Saint smile for

    reasons known to him.

     

    Despite the fact that Rose had doubts and needed more clarity before

    investing too much emotions, Saint wasn’t interested in giving her that

    clarity but was rather only interested in getting inbetween her legs. “To

    be honest, that Bra belongs to my younger sister. She came around few days

    back from school and usually loves sleeping here because she uses my laptop

    for school work. She probably showered in my bathroom while I was away and

    forgot her bra in my room” he lied.

     

     

     

    At that moment, Saint’s lies began to sound convincing enough to Rose and

    she sadly fell for it. He could see that his tricks and sweet tongue had

    eventually gotten to her so he quickly used that as leverage to set the

    mood again. “Can I get at least a smile from you?” Saint playfully

    requested. Rose blushed and rolled her eyes in mild excitement as she

    looked into his shiny eyes. They got kissing again and eventually made

    their way back to the bed.

     

    While they kissed, Rose was quick to notice the fact that Saint was being

    slightly rough by squeezing her both hands and choking her in the process.

    At first, she thought it was romantic and cute but later changed her mind

    when his roughness persisted.

     

    Unknown to Saint, it hadn’t come to his consciousness that the ‘Dominant’

    part of him had began to show off. Firstly, it started from seizing her

    hands and squeezing it tightly and later upgraded to choking her slightly

    in the neck. This form of Love-Making was entirely new to Rose as it was

    her first time being manhandled that way. She screamed most of the time

    when the pain was unbearable and endured the ones she could.

     

    Their Love-Making sessions lasted for hours and Rose was transported to the

    wonderland of intense pleasure. In her shallow mind, she felt she was

    giving her body to a man that cared so much about her and also to her

    partner, but little did she know that Saint had no atom of love for her and

    that they were far from ever being an official couple. Poor Rosy!

     

    After they were done, Saint went straight to the bathroom to take his

    shower without her and returned few minutes later and went to bed. He

    turned to the other side of the room and shifted his body in such a way

    that it had little or no contact with Rose’s body. She didn’t pick any

    offence due to his attitude because she felt he was greatly tired and

    needed a good rest. Though she was slightly angry, she waved it off, headed

    to the bathroom to bath and laid down to sleep afterwards.

     

    Throughout that night, Rose kept thinking if she did the right thing by

    giving Saint her body. “Was I too easy? Did I give him the cookie too

    soon?” she wondered as she laid down lonely without a cuddle from the man

    that just touched her. Despite all those scary thoughts, she still remained

    positive about their relationship and finally retired to bed.

     

     

     

    In the morning before Rose woke up, Saint was already dressed to leave the

    house. Rose was quite shocked because she was expecting breakfast in bed

    treatment but that wasn’t the case. “Where are you going to?” she curiously

    asked, “Oh you are awake! I was actually about to wake you up myself. I

    just received a call and have to head out because I have an important work

    appointment this morning” he said.

     

    While Saint was talking to Rose, he was getting ready to leave at the same

    time. He indirectly watched her to see if she would get up and start

    preparing to leave with him too but that wasn’t the case because Rose was

    still comfortably lying down on the bed. In order not to sound rude or in a

    haste to discharge her, Saint kept mute but prayed within that she does the

    needful by also preparing to leave.

     

    Few minutes later, Saint was done dressing and looked as though he was

    ready to leave. “Aren’t you coming with me?” He finally managed to say but

    it seemed as though Rose wasn’t ready to go just yet. “Uhmm, I don’t think

    I’m ready to leave yet. I have to shower and maybe eat something, I felt

    you will be around so we could spend some time together” she innocently

    said.

     

    Deep down in Saint’s heart, he wasn’t happy that Rose was being too

    comfortable and also wasn’t seeing the need to leave his house at the same

    time he was leaving, but who could blame the poor lady? She felt they were

    in a relationship, hence the reason she was that comfortable. Not after all

    the sweet talks Saint used to lure her; of which it seemed as though he had

    forgotten.

     

    Unable to indirectly convince Rose to leave, Saint gave her a spare key to

    lock up the house when she was ready to go and then left afterwards. Rose

    felt wanted and valued when Saint left his house key for her but she had no

    idea that he was boiling with anger within. As he walked out of the door,

    she smiled and blushed at the thought of being the madam of the house. If

    only she knew that her presence wasn’t needed at all and that she was not

    that important to him, she probably wouldn’t be feeling that fly. Well,

    it’s quite unfortunate that we can’t read people’s mind.

     

    As Rose was having the best time of her life back at Saint’s house, he was

    bitter and angry that she was still there. “Did I marry and forget? Which

    kind wahala is this!” he murmured as he drove down to his destination. It

    was then that every sweet thing he said to Rose slowly began to dawn on

    him. When he was busy telling her to let him fill up the space in her

    heart, he didn’t realise that he was saying those words to a human being

    with emotions.

     

    I bet Saint didn’t think that winning Rose over was going to be a difficult

    task, that’s why he subjected to fake promises and tactics when his quick

    plans weren’t working. Words are powerful and greatly determines a person’s

    action or reaction towards a situation, person or thing. Rose was acting

    that way and being too comfortable because of the sweet promising words of

    assurance Saint spoke to her. He set the beat so he had to dance to it!

     

    At around 11am, Rose finally left the house and took the spare key with her

    after Saint instructed her to drop it off at a hidden place in front of his

    door. Rose called Saint to inform him that she had left and that was when

    he asked if she dropped off the key and she said ‘No’. At that moment, it

    felt as though he should just fall off the surface of the earth because he

    felt suffocated. At the same time, every anger ceased when he figured that

    it was best he kept leading her on so as to Make Love to her whenever he

    wanted to. He swept every anger he was feeling under the rug and went with

    the flow.

     

    “So when am I seeing you again?” Saint calmly asked and Rose blushed. “But

    we just spent last night together and with the way you behaved after what

    happened last night, I felt you weren’t into me that much as I thought” She

    revealed. “How did I behave?” he curiously asked, “You couldn’t even cuddle

    me or something, I felt used” she replied in a low tone.

     

    To be honest, Saint was fed up at that moment because he wasn’t used to

    having those kind of conversation with women. The fact that he owed Rose an

    explanation was emotionally exhausting for him, but he just had to pretend

    anyways. “I’m sorry babe, I was just tired that’s all” he lied. As the

    conversed, Rose wanted to bring up the roughness at which he handled her

    the night before when they made love, but just had to shove it down the

    drains. They scheduled to meet up again in few days time and ended the call

    afterwards.

     

     

     

    Gradually, Rose started trusting Saint more than she should have. The funny

    thing was that he was very good at pretending and also very good at lying.

    The fact that his name was even ‘Saint’ made his shady ways even more

    difficult to figure out. Sadly, Rose had already began picturing Saint in

    her life and was excited for what the future held. Actually, what she

    didn’t know was that there were more shocking surprises ahead; more than

    finding a bra in his room.

     

    Something shocking happened one fateful day. It turns out that Saint had an

    interview at a gospel media television show. The interviewer was a

    gentleman and they talked about life related topics and finally came to his

    personal life matter. The interviewer asked if he was secretly married or

    in any relationship because he hardly ever gave out any information about

    his personal life. Saint smiled faintly and said; “I’m just focused on my

    good works to humanity and also using my career to bless lives, those are

    my core priorities right now. Women are blessed beings and need to be

    pampered by we men, I believe God also had me in mind when creating and

    have created my missing rib. She’s out there somewhere and I know we would

    meet someday but for now, I’m focused on other things”.

     

    Just imagine the disappointment Rose felt when she realised that Saint

    didn’t even acknowledge her existence in his life or even at-least tell the

    interviewer that there was someone he was seeing to find out if things will

    work out. The fact that he didn’t even behave as someone that had a lady in

    his life was heartbreaking.

     

    That very day was the scheduled day Rose was supposed to visit Saint again.

    She waited for his call for long but it wasn’t forth coming, she called him

    after a little while but he wasn’t picking up. Unable to control her

    hurting emotions, she drove down to his house unannounced and used the

    spare key she was with to open up the door.

     

    Unfortunately, Saint wasn’t home yet so Rose sat on his couch and waited

    for him to come back because she knew he was in town, as they spoke the

    previous day. If Rose knew that her heart was about to get broken the more

    by coming to his house that day, she wouldn’t have made the mistake of

    coming at all. The interview shock was little compare to what was about to

    happen that day.

     

    About an hour later, there were sounds on the door lock and it seemed as

    though someone was trying to insert a key but it wasn’t entering. Rose

    figured it could be Saint and hurriedly headed to the door to open it up.

    Immediately the door opened, her heart dropped at the sight of Saint with a

    beautiful looking lady.

     

    Saint was surprised as to what she was doing in his house without his

    consent. “What in God’s name are you doing here? Did you call me before

    coming over?” he angrily asked. The lady he came with sighed and walked

    inside. She knowingly hit Rose with her shoulder and never bothered to say

    ‘Sorry’ afterwards. coolval stories

     

    Short of words and with a teary eyes, Rose looked into Saint’s eyes and

    said; “Wow! It’s so good to see how much I meant to you. Did you even mean

    anything you said to me? At this point you could pass for a Devil”.

     

    Saint smiled faintly and said; “Get your entitled self out of my house and

    give me my keys before you do so”. Rose’s eyes opened widely and she

    screamed “Wow!”.

    Episode 4

    There’s a popular saying that goes; “Hell hath no fury like a woman

    scorned” and it’s safe to say that it’s entirely true. A woman can be

    anything you want her to be depending on the way you treat her. Majority

    might question any reason Rose had to be extremely furious at Saint but

    before you judge her, first remember that Saint was the same person that

    put her in that situation. How can you promise heaven and earth to a woman

    you can’t even cross a bridge for? How can you manipulate a lady into

    falling deeply in love with you and think it’s OK to treat her like trash

    few days after she gave her body to you out of the love you promised her?

    Even an articulated person will lose their mind if they were the one in

    Rose’s shoes. Saint felt he had won the game but never knew that it was the

    beginning of his downfall.

     

    After the rude response Saint gave to Rose, she folded her arms in shock

    and couldn’t close her mouth properly. It felt as though everything was

    just a bad dream and wasn’t actually happening in real life. Too bad that

    it was her reality and there was no running away from it, so all she could

    do was face it head on.

     

    “I should have known, I should have known you were a big lying devil. How

    could I be so naive and ignorant not to see the huge handwriting on the

    wall? How could I be so blind not to see through you and know that all you

    just wanted was a piece of me? This is so much coming from a supposed

    highly respectable angel like you. Who would ever believe that the almighty

    Saint was a chronic womaniser, a cheat and a lair? You are a big hypocrite

    who doesn’t even practice what he preaches; you contradict your own words

    when you are in private. Tueh! I must run you down even if it’s the last

    thing I do to pay you back for hurting me this way” Rose soberly said with

    tears falling off her eyes. When she was done talking, Saint didn’t even

    utter a word to her neither did he try to defend himself because he felt

    there was no need to do so. He gently held the door handle and opened it

    for her to leave; of which she shamefully did.

     

     

     

    Never in a thousand years did Rose ever imagine to be treated that way by a

    man. To start with, she was beautiful, smart and had a charming

    personality; so what more could a man ever want again? She actually had

    confidence in herself and always knew that any man that got her was lucky;

    little wonder why she never suspected that Saint was out to play her,

    despite all those admirable qualities.

     

    One thing Rose knew for sure was that Saint wasn’t going to go scot-free

    for his actions; not after treating her like dirt and inflicting such

    amount of pains on her. Throughout that day, she cried her eyes out and

    refused to eat anything. It was so bad that she sat under the shower all

    night without minding being exposed to cold and eventually running a high

    temperature. It was such a pitiable situation for the heartbroken lady and

    the only thing she felt at that moment was ‘Revenge’.

     

    While Rose was experiencing a mental breakdown, Saint was busy having the

    time of his life with the lady he came home that day with. It’s safe to

    assume you already know what went down that night at his house because we

    all know who he is.

     

    The sad thing was that not for once did Saint think of his rude attitude

    towards Rose, neither did he feel slightly guilty for how he treated her.

    Matter of fact, he didn’t even consider that incident as anything serious.

    He only saw it as a case of a woman that wanted more love than he was

    willing to give; but who could blame Rose after he instigated the whole

    thing by telling lies and promising her what he wasn’t willing to give.

     

    Well, every thief has that last robbery that leads to their doom and Rose

    was the beginning of Saint’s doom, but it hadn’t dawned on him yet. If only

    he knew that not all ladies were to be messed with, he probably would have

    applied caution but unfortunately that wasn’t the case.

     

    Days and weeks after that incident, Saint completely erased Rose from his

    ‘Call Girls’ list and never contacted her again. Chat MartinMartino on zero

    eight one eighty thirty fourteen twenty one to be added to his WhatsApp

    group.As an unapologetic emotionless person that he was, moving on was very

    easy and didn’t require much effort; unlike Rose’s case. It wasn’t that

    easy for her to get over the fact that she was used and dumped by a man she

    saw a future with and felt loved her genuinely.

     

     

     

    One of the things that hurt Rose the most was the way Saint shamefully

    ended things with her and embarrassed her in his house that very day. The

    fact that he hadn’t even called to apologise since the incident happened,

    made things worse.

     

    Whenever Rose remembered the fact that Saint slept with her, she cried

    bitterly because she felt used and violated. “He must pay, I can’t let him

    just go like that after hurting me this way. He must pay, I just can’t

    leave him!” she always muttered to herself.

     

    Well, we all know that when anger and pain is harboured for too long, it

    becomes dangerous. At that point, the only thing Rose wanted was Revenge

    for all she was going through. Day and night, all she thought of was what

    possible ways to get back at Saint. Deep down, she knew that she wouldn’t

    stop until he felt the same way she was feeling.

     

    Day in day out, Rose would Rage in anger as she secretly scrolled through

    Saint’s social media accounts. It killed her deeply whenever she watched a

    video clip of him pretending to be the ‘Saviour of the world’ whereas he

    was a wolf in sheep clothing. The fact that Saint behaved as though he was

    Jesus neighbour whenever he was in public, made her feel like s-----g the

    life out of him because she knew he was far from anything godly or

    upright.

     

    “Just take a look at this clown, how can someone be this two faced? My God!

    It’s about time people knew him for his true character and not for this

    camouflage attitude. Who would even believe that the almighty life coach

    that talks about good living and tackles sensitive life issues, has a truck

    load of women he changes every now and then? Hmmm, I must expose him even

    if it’s the last thing I do on earth” Rose angrily said.

     

    Despite having plans of exposing Saint, Rose wasn’t able to execute any of

    them because she didn’t have any physical access to him since after that

    incident at his house. Also, she hadn’t been able to find the perfect time

    or way to execute the numerous agenda she had planned out.

     

    While Rose was there looking for ways to run Saint down and ruin his image,

    he was busy touring the state they resided in. He had events upon events to

    attend to so he didn’t have time for any personal outing at all. Rose was

    hoping to publicly confront and disgrace him in front of many people so

    they could video and post on social media, which will eventually dent his

    image and ruin his reputation. Well, it seemed as though luck was on

    Saint’s side but not for too long.

     

    One fateful morning, Rose arrived at the office and the television in the

    reception area was on. She reluctantly looked to see what was showing and

    it was an interview session with the one man she hated with all her heart.

    Curious to see what the interview was all about, she stood at the reception

    area and listened attentively.

     

    Turns out that it was a ‘Live’ interview that required people from over the

    world to call in and ask Saint any question of their choice. Immediately

    Rose figured what was going on, she hurriedly dialed the number on the

    screen so she could also talk live and ask Saint whatever she wanted to

    ask. Bullseye! That was the perfect opportunity for her to strike and she

    wasn’t going to back down on any chance she had to show him pepper.

     

    Few seconds after Rose dialed the number, the call came in live on the

    interview and she was waiting for them to pick up so she could strike. “We

    have an incoming call for you now, ready? One, two, pick!” the interviewer

    said to Saint. He sat up to listen attentively to what the caller was going

    to say; just like he did with previous calls.

     

    “Hello, this is Kongo TV, tell us your name and how we may help you?” the

    interviewer excitedly asked, “My name is Rose and I have a question for our

    life coach” Rose bluntly replied. At the mention of the name ‘Rose’,

    Saint’s heart skipped a beat and he silently prayed that it wasn’t the Rose

    he knew, but unfortunately it was!

     

    The interviewer directed the call to Saint and told Rose to go on with her

    question. Unknowingly to the interviewer, a bomb was about to be dropped

    that would scatter the show and throw it off balance. “Hi Rose, this is

    life coach Saint, we have just two minutes so let’s make it count. How may

    I help you?” Saint said.

     

    Before they knew it, Rose dropped a bomb. “Mr Saint, I want to know why you

    are such a hypocrite. You lied, slept with me, used and dumped me. How many

    more ladies have you done that to huh? You are a demon and pretender, I

    haven’t even started with you yet and will not stop till the whole world

    see your true colour” she angrily said.

     

    Saint was dead shocked and before Rose could talk further, the interviewer

    shouted “Cut!”.

    Episode 5

    Revenge isn’t always a suitable approach to solving relationship issues but

    most times, it is the best because some ill mannered people need to have a

    taste of their own medicine once in a while. If you can’t eat it, then

    don’t serve it. You can’t expect to have your way all the time while

    treating people badly and like trash. Everyone has their limits and once

    you push them beyond that limit, get ready for anything that happens next

    because they will come at you with all the strength they have got left.

    Saint had stepped on so many toes and it was his turn to get stepped on so

    he knows how it feels. Women are nurturers and have the ability to give

    back to you in ten folds whatever you give to them. Rose had nurtured the

    pain Saint inflicted on her heart and it was time for him to receive it

    back in double portion. Well, it seems as though the battle line had just

    been drawn!

     

    Immediately the interviewer instructed his media crew to cut Rose’s call,

    they swiftly did so and the call was disconnected. After the awkward phone

    call session ended, the entire interview studio was dead silent. Everyone

    gave each other an awkward stare and they all redirected their stare to the

    man on the hot seat, which was Saint.

     

    Due to the fact that no one saw that bomb coming, it took a little while

    before the interviewer got back to his senses and continued the interview.

    In order to be professional, the interviewer covered the severe awkwardness

    with laughter and told Saint that things like that normally happened on the

    show.

     

    “Wow, that was unexpected but not to worry, we get calls like this from

    disrespectful callers who intentionally want to play games. Let’s take a

    commercial break and we will be right back” The interviewer said and they

    went on a short break.

     

    Immediately the cameras stopped rolling, Saint took a deep breath as he sat

    there still short of words. The interviewer tried to cheer him up just so

    he could get himself back together for the next round of the interview.

    While Saint sat there still in shock, the interviewer walked up to the

    media crew to instruct them not to receive any more calls after the

    commercial break.

     

    While everyone conversed from a distance, Saint couldn’t bear their low-key

    comments about him. Unable to bear the side eyes and distant murmur from

    the crew, he got up and shamefully walked away from the interview studio.

    Immediately he left, the interviewer hurriedly ran after him.

     

    “Where are you going to? We still aren’t done with the interview and the

    commercial break will soon be over” The interview guy nervously said, “I’m

    sorry but I can’t do this, I can’t continue with the interview” Saint said

    and hastened his steps out of the building. On seeing that there was no way

    they could stop him from leaving, the interview guy ran back to the studio

    to continue with the show because the commercial break was almost over.

     

    A day that was supposed to be a good one turned out to be a disaster after

    one phone call, so imagine what would have happened if it was two phone

    calls. There was fire on the mountain already because everywhere was hot;

    Saint was highly devastated, the interview host and media company were

    pissed at him for walking away, Rose was angry that she didn’t say more

    than she did, Saint’s manager was blowing his phone up with calls and his

    potential clients were also calling as well.

     

    There was just so much happening at once and it almost drove Saint crazy.

    For once in his life, he gets to experience first-hand what it feels like

    to be in real pain and heartbreak. He was extremely furious with Rose for

    her actions and wanted to head down to her office and unleash his anger on

    her; but at the same time, he knew that his past actions had made her

    ruthless so she was ready to go down any path with him.

     

    As people kept calling Saint from all angle, he was also calling Rose

    back-to-back but she unfortunately wasn’t picking up. He called her

    countlessly and screamed out in anger whenever the phone rang till the end

    without being picked. “Aaaahhhhhh” he groaned in pain as he drove; “where

    did I meet this kind witch from? This girl has killed me, which kind of

    girl is this one that I carry myself and give? I must deal with her, she

    doesn’t know who I am” he angrily said.

     

    While it seemed like the whole world was about to come to an instant end on

    Saint’s part, Rose was busy smiling at the office all through that day. She

    even went as far as buying food for her colleagues and everyone was

    surprised and even began to inquire if it was her birthday.

     

    Have you ever felt that unexplainable good feeling that overtakes a person

    after they repay someone back for a bad deed that was done to them?

    Majority aren’t familiar with this payback feeling because they usually

    don’t like to take matters into their own hands but rather leave the

    Revenge to God. Well, either ways, there’s this feeling you get when

    someone pays for something horrible they did to you. It doesn’t make you a

    bad person to feel that way, but rather makes you human because bad people

    deserve to have a taste of their own medicine every now and then. Rose

    wasn’t a horrible person for feeling happy after supposedly ruining Saint’s

    image on national television; not after how he led her on, slept with her,

    broke her heart and humiliated her to top everything up. Haba! Who wouldn’t

    get pissed and lose their common sense of reasoning?

     

    One of the worst things that can happen to a person’s emotional and mental

    health is to see the person that inflicted pain on them, walking freely

    like nothing happened while they suffer. No one deserves to take trash and

    die in silence while their abuser lives their best life as if someone isn’t

    going through pain at their expense. Saint set the music, so it was his

    turn to dance to it!

     

    That day was such an emotionally draining day for Saint as a lot of people

    were on his case. The interview had gone viral and got so many people

    talking about it. Saint’s social media accounts were blowing up with

    comments of different opinion and criticism concerning the interview. The

    ladies Saint had slept with in the past opened fake accounts and exposed

    him the more on the comment sections.

     

    Things actually went beyond that as days passed by. Sponsors started

    pulling out from Saint’s seminars and he also lost major gigs with Big

    media houses. The tour he was on before the incident had to pause because

    his sponsors weren’t willing to go ahead with their initial deal.

     

    Just when we thought the worst had happened, it turns out that it was

    actually just the beginning. While everyone was still digesting the

    interview incident, another bomb was about to be detonated.

     

    Turns out that some of the ladies Saint had Brutally manhandled in the

    past, started reaching out to media houses, blogs and vlogs for interviews.

    Most media houses turned them down but some desperate ones took up the

    offer and made documentaries with their stories. What made matters worst

    was the fact that these ladies didn’t know each other personally so they

    all contacted different media houses on their own. Due to that, there were

    so many stories from different sources concerning one man which was Saint.

     

    Imagine having numerous confirmation to a particular rumour, wouldn’t the

    tendency of believing it’s authenticity be on the high? The different

    stories that filled the Internet gradually began to break the ‘Halo Effect’

    that had surrounded Saint’s personality and image for a very long time. His

    die-hard followers began to slowly lower their voices during arguments on

    the Internet, as the scandal and allegations began to get more convincing.

     

    Due to the backlash from the media and also all the financial loses Saint

    was incurring, he fell into depression and lost weight in no time. Things

    became bad that he even stopped showing up at public gatherings so as to

    avoid side eyes or distant murmuring from people that knew what was going

    on. It killed Saint slowly to realise that everything he had worked hard

    for years to get, was gradually going down the drain. It felt as though he

    had hit an irrecoverable low moment in his life and it killed him daily

    whenever he recalled that Rose was the master person behind all his misery.

    At that point, if there was someone Saint hated with passion and wanted

    dead, then it was Rose. If God gave men individual privilege to rule the

    world for just a second, Saint would end Rose’s life the very minute that

    power was conferred to him. While he was eating himself up and wallowing in

    depression, Rose was busy laughing at any new article or video about him

    that hit the Internet. “Na wa oh! So this man have enemies to this extent?

    It took me to talk before all of them gradually began to crawl out of their

    shell. Wow!” She shockingly said.

     

    Due to the fact that Saint was already going through so much heartache,

    Rose decided to remove her hands from his matter and backed down on every

    plan she was initially having to further run him down. She felt he was

    already going through so much and there was no need to further add to his

    pain.

     

    Unfortunately for Rose, while she had decided to let go of Saint and move

    on with her life, he was about to flip the coin and deal with her

    mercilessly for ruining his life. Something unexpected happened one fateful

    day that almost led to world war 3.

     

    It happened one evening that Rose was at a shopping mall buying groceries

    and wasn’t aware that Saint was in the same mall. He came there to meet up

    with someone that was contemplating on offering a gig to him that would

    bring money to his pocket. It’s been a rough couple of months and it

    greatly affected Saint’s financial status. At that point, he was desperate

    for any gig that could bring him money, as a lot of sponsors and clients

    abandoned him due to the dent on his image.

     

    Saint finished up with his meeting and was heading towards the parking lot

    when he caught sight of Rose. “Is this who I think it is? I just pray it

    isn’t her” he said as he took steps to get closer to the person. Before he

    could even reach where the person stood, she turned and looked towards his

    direction; Lo & Behold, It was Rose!

     

    Immediately Saint’s doubts were confirmed, he rushed to where Rose stood

    and before she could even figure out what was going on, a big slap landed

    on her cheek from behind. After receiving the slap, she furiously turned to

    see who slapped her and was extremely shocked when she realised it was

    Saint.

     

    Without wasting a single second, Rose retaliated and landed a hot slap on

    Saint’s cheek too. She furiously grabbed his shirt and said; “You must be

    mad, you will kill me today!”.

    Episode 6

    There’s a popular saying that “you never know how strong you are until

    being strong is the only option you have”. Every human walking the surface

    of this earth have their limits on which they can tolerate things, and hear

    me when I say you don’t want to be the person to push them beyond that

    limit. Even the softest heart can become as hard as stone when you abuse

    and maltreat it. The worst thing a person can do is to be the one that

    brings out the beast from an initially lovely person, because they would

    never forgive you for bringing out the worst in them and you will

    definitely be the first to taste their wrath. Saint had succeeded in making

    Rose a bitter person; this is the same lady that once loved him and was

    excited at a future with him. The pain he inflicted on her had made her

    bitter and hateful towards anything that concerned him. The fact that Saint

    even had the guts to lay his hands on Rose after she had made up her mind

    to let go of the past and move on, had succeeded in reopening the wound she

    was at the verge of closing. At that moment, the beast in her had awaken

    and she was ready to create a scene that had never been seen before. D--n

    the consequences and eyes balls because Rose’s temper had skyrocketed to

    Mars and a Broadway show was inevitable!

     

    After the slap retaliation, Saint became more furious and so was Rose. She

    held him tightly on his shirt and squeezed it as though she wanted to choke

    him. At that moment, few people had began to notice what was going on and

    gradually made their way to the scene.

     

    “How dare you? Who do you think you are? You must be mad!” Rose flared up.

    Saint forcefully knocked her hands off him and tried to remove her hands

    from his shirt but couldn’t because she was holding it with every single

    strength she had. “You are a coward, did you hear me well? I said you are a

    coward! Listen, if you hit my hands again, I will make sure you rot in the

    police cell. Look at this clown of a human, Saint you are a hypocrite, a

    coward, a two faced human being and a chronic womaniser. Yes I said it!

    That’s what you are” she continued in intense anger.

     

     

     

    While hell broke loose, people started gathering the scene and few people

    recognised who Saint was. Due to the fact that they were aware of the

    controversies that was surrounding him of late on the Internet, they

    brought out their phones and started recording while others tried to

    separate the fight.

     

    Things got so heated that the Mall security officials had to hurry down to

    the scene to resolve the issue. Due to the fact that so many guys where

    present there, Saint couldn’t raise his hands on Rose again because he

    feared they might jump on him for beating a lady. Everything that was

    happening was extremely embarrassing for Saint that he secretly started

    regretting confronting Rose in the first place. “What have I gotten myself

    into? I should have just ignored this crazy lady and head home” he thought

    to himself as the issue escalated.

     

    With the help of the security officials and concerned people, they were

    able to plead with Rose to let go and pardon Saint for his actions. It

    wasn’t an easy plea but she eventually released his shirt from her hands

    and fiercely stormed out. She headed towards the parking lot, entered her

    car and drove off leaving Saint behind at the scene. He was answering some

    questions with the security officials because they held him hostage for

    some time, but finally let him go.

     

    As Saint walked away from the scene and headed to where he parked his car,

    Shame almost killed him. At that moment, he wished that the ground could

    just open and swallow him up because the eye balls on him were just too

    much. Deep down, he regretted his actions but it was already too late

    because the deed had already been done and it was just a matter of few

    hours before it hit the Internet.

     

    Just as predicated, in just few hours the incident went viral. Social media

    blew up the story and even added some lies to the story to twist it in such

    a way that it will bring massive traffic. Before the next morning, the news

    was almost in every blog and was even broadcasted on television stations.

     

    Imagine waking up to over a hundred articles written from different blogs

    and media sites about you? The funny thing was that everyone twisted the

    story one way of the other and that resulted to different versions of one

    story. Saint was weak and couldn’t eat anything all day. His phones where

    blowing up with calls for interviews that he even had to switch it off. It

    felt like his whole world was crumbling and it killed him beyond words can

    say.

     

     

     

    On the other hand, Rose wasn’t that bothered or moved about what happened

    because not too many people knew her and she wasn’t a celebrity, unlike

    Saint. Despite the fact that few people recognised her in the viral video,

    she didn’t see it as a big deal because confrontations like that happened

    all over the world everyday so there was nothing to be ashamed of. The only

    thing she did was to explain to her bosses at work and succeeded in making

    them understand that she was attacked by Saint for reasons unknown to her.

    They saw it as self defence and pardoned her.

     

    With the way things were looking, the only person at the losing end was

    Saint because he was a public figure that had numerous skeletons in his

    cupboard. He was the one that lived a double standard life, the one that

    lied to his followers and deceived the masses, he was the one that had a

    dirty secret of being a ‘Dominant’ who loved to exploit women but didn’t

    want commitment and he was the one that was living a Big Lie.

     

    This is exactly why being real will always be a hundred times better than

    living a fake life. The worst thing you can do to yourself is to live a Lie

    because one day, your true self must surely surface. See, you can never

    pretend or deceive people for too long because it’s just a matter of time

    before you will eventually get tired of your own fakeness and

    subconsciously start revealing your true self.

     

    If you pretend to be nice when you are a demon behind closed doors, one day

    you must show your true colour in public. If you pretend to be a giver when

    the cameras are rolling but a stingy person when no one is watching, then

    it’s just a matter of time before that lie will wear you out. There’s

    nothing as easy and beautiful as living your truth and not a lie because

    when you live your truth, you will never crack even when tossed into a

    burning fire.

     

    It’s apparent that Saint never took life lessons from experienced people

    and clearly wasn’t befitting to be called a Life Coach. How can you give

    what you don’t have? How can you pour from an empty cup? How can you preach

    something you don’t practice? How can you represent something you don’t

    believe in? There’s certainly no way it’s possible and that’s why there was

    an expiry date attached to Saint’s success.

     

    Due to everything that was happening in Saint’s life, he became sober and

    even went as far as deactivating all his social media accounts. It was such

    a humiliating and humbling period in his life. It was then that all his bad

    deeds and mischief started to dawn on him. He began to recall all the

    ladies he had toyed with and how much he truly hurt them.

     

    Gradually, Saint’s hard shell began to crack and eventually broke into

    pieces. He couldn’t stand the pain and pressure so he travelled out of the

    country so as to find peace and go far away from all the drama surrounding

    his life and name. Unfortunately for him, he couldn’t still find peace nor

    happiness; despite travelling a long distance away from home.

     

    That period was so emotionally draining for Saint that he lost excess

    weight. His family and closed friends still loved him and were there for

    him no matter what. Thanks to Saint’s family members otherwise he could

    have committed suicide or harm himself. He took everyday one step at a time

    and prayed for peace each day.

     

    As time went by, Saint began to feel the need to see a therapists to help

    him with his predicament. He was able to get in contact with one at the

    place he travelled to and a ‘one week’ therapy session was conducted.

     

    During that one week therapy session, Saint wasn’t really feeling the

    impact initially until about the third day. The therapy session started

    normally but things got heated and went from zero to hundred real quick.

     

    “Why did you come back for the 3rd time? Tell me Saint, what do you truly

    want?” the therapist asked in a calm soft tone. Saint looked into her eyes

    as he scratched the leather of the chair he was seated on. “I need help and

    haven’t gotten it since we started this therapy session” he soberly said,

    “What kind of help do you seek?” she asked, “I don’t know, maybe peace” he

    sadly revealed.

     

    The therapist smiled faintly and looked into his teary eyes. She knew what

    his problem was and wanted to help him but needed him to truly desire the

    help he sought because only then can he truly change. “What could you have

    done differently if you can take back the hands of time?” she asked. Saint

    paused for a while and said; “I would have practised what I preached, treat

    women more nicely and maybe truly love someone”.

     

     

     

    Saint’s reply was heartwarming and gave the therapist a reason to look

    forward to a genuine change in him. She knew he was sober and broken and

    that was the perfect time for a change to take place. “I want you to do

    something for me tonight, send an apology to everyone you have hurt in the

    past. If there’s any reason as to why you can’t reach a particular person,

    send that apology to yourself and read it out loud. Do this and I promise

    you that you will wake up a better person than you are now” the therapist

    said.

     

    The task given was quite difficult because there were so many people Saint

    had wronged in the past. He knew they hated him and didn’t want to set

    their eyes on him but he had to do the task since it had the power of

    making him feel better. That night, he sent out an apology to every lady he

    had hurt in the past and also to all his ‘Call Girls’. For those he wasn’t

    able to reach due to one thing or the other, he read the apology to himself

    as the therapist instructed.

     

    Everything went smoothly till it got to the last person which was Rose.

    When it got to her turn, he felt a different way and instantly knew that

    she was indeed special from the rest and needed to render her apology face

    to face. He postponed hers till when he travelled back home. It was such an

    uplifting task and it made Saint more sober and a bit better.

     

    Days passed and life suddenly started looking differently to saint than the

    way it used to be. He surprisingly wasn’t moved by the media or what people

    said about him because he had owned up his mistakes and was deliberately

    making amends. The therapy session was helpful and had impacted him greatly.

     

    After a while, Saint travelled back home to continue with his life. The

    Internet tension had died down a bit and everyone had moved on from his

    story. He invested some of the money he had on a new business venture and

    started all over again. It was such a humbling experience for Saint but was

    worth it because it brought out the best in him.

     

    As life went on, Saint always carried Rose in his spirit. He was aware he

    hadn’t apologised to her yet but was hesitant because he didn’t know where

    she lived so as to pay her a surprise visit but the good news was that he

    knew where she worked.

     

    Most times, Saint used his fake social media accounts to stalk Rose to see

    how she had been doing. He would spend hours scrolling through her pictures

    and looking at them over and over again. With time, he started noticing

    that his heart skipped severally beats whenever he was lost in her

    thoughts.

     

    Deep down, Saint knew Rose was special and kept wondering why he treated

    her so badly. He always felt ashamed whenever he recalled that he hit her

    that fateful day at the mall. It was always traumatising whenever he

    thought of it. Unable to hold back any longer, he did something unexpected

    one fateful day.

     

    It happened one evening that Saint drove down to Rose’s workplace and

    waited outside for her to close and come out. At around 6pm, she walked out

    from the office building, entered her car and drove off. As she left, he

    secretly followed her behind until he got to her destination. By the time

    they arrived at her house, the sky was already dark.

     

    As Rose alighted, Saint got down from his car too and gently walked up to

    her. Immediately she saw him, she almost dropped dead due to shock because

    he was the last person she ever thought would be standing right in front of

    her in her compound. “Why are you here? What do you want? Or do you want to

    slap me again?” She angrily inquired.

     

    With tears in Saint’s eyes, he took a deep breath and soberly said; “I know

    I am the last person you want to talk to or hear anything from but please

    hear me out. I hate myself for making you the person you had become,

    because the Rose I met at the restaurant that fateful day was a sweetheart

    and charming lady. I was stupid to have hurt you that way but I know better

    now. I’m so sorry Rose, I’m so so sorry. Can you please forgive me?”.

     

    Rose didn’t know when tears fell off her eyes too. She looked into Saint’s

    eyes and could tell that he was truly sorry, but it’s quite unfortunate

    that she wasn’t ready to render forgiveness to the one man that hurt her

    more than anyone had ever done and succeeded in turning her into a beast.

     

    She shed a few tears and said; “I’m sorry, but there’s no forgiveness in my

    heart for you.

    Episode 7

    To err is human but to forgive is divine; forgiveness will never be old

    fashion or outdated because it benefits both the offender and victim. Being

    angry is part of life and not a bad thing either, but the problem starts

    when you let the pain and grudge linger for too long because it might

    develop into something more drastic than the initial reason you ever got

    angry in the first place. As long as we still breathe the air we have never

    for once been charged for, then you should never hold back forgiveness to

    people that wronged you; talk more of when they realise their mistakes and

    ask for your forgiveness. Most times, we have to go through a rough path in

    life just so we can appreciate life more. Saint had to hit rock bottom

    before realising how messed up and selfish he had been in the past. It took

    the world to be against him before he could retrace his steps and make

    amends with his past. In that sober moment of Saint’s life, it dawned on

    him how empty and void his life had been and also how much he wanted to

    commit to someone for the first time ever. The fact that Rose occupied a

    significant space in his heart, made her very special from the rest. He

    knew deep down that he was willing to try with her if she gave him a

    chance. Well, too bad because Rose wasn’t even willing to render

    forgiveness to him, talk more of being in any form of relationship with

    him.

     

    The reply Rose gave to Saint sent chilled reactions all over his body. To

    be fair, he knew the forgiveness process wasn’t going to be an easy one, as

    he wasn’t expecting her to forgive him so easily; not after all the

    horrible things he did to her in the past. The fact that Rose was tearing

    up as she spoke to Saint made his heart melt like candle wax. He wanted to

    wipe the tears off her eyes but she shifted her face and moved it towards

    another direction to avoid any physical contact with him.

     

     

     

    “Rose please I’m so sorry, I’m saying this from the depths of my heart.

    Tell me anything you want me to do to make you forgive me and I promise to

    do it in a twinkle of an eye. It’s been a rough couple of months but I

    assure you that I’m a changed man now, I am deliberately working on myself

    each day just to see to it that I have nothing to do with my past again. To

    be honest, I think I owe you a big ‘thank you’ because you are the one that

    brought out the best in me. You deserve everything good and I promise to

    make it up to you. Please give me one last chance to make things right with

    you” Saint soberly said. By the time he was done talking, Rose’s face was

    covered with tears. She couldn’t hold back her emotions for some strange

    reasons. It was hard for her to forgive a man that was responsible for so

    many sad incidents in her life.

     

    To make matters worst, Rose didn’t trust Saint anymore and even felt he was

    lying all through. The fact that he lied about so many things in the past

    had succeeded in killing any chances he had for her to ever trust him

    again. Despite the fact that Rose could tell that Saint was truly sorry for

    all the bad deeds he had done in the past, a part of her still felt like he

    had an ulterior motive behind everything. Forgiving him was far from the

    content in her bucket list, so it wasn’t going to be an easy task at all.

     

    After being mute for a while, Rose finally spoke. “To be honest, I don’t

    have anything else to say to you other than what I said before. I’ll leave

    now, bye!” she managed to say and sadly walked away. As she went inside the

    building, Saint still stood there looking at her. His heart was crushed and

    his eyes were teary. It felt as though a huge part of him was taken away

    and thrown into the river.

     

    Feeling devastated, Saint sadly walked back to his car. For over an hour,

    he sat inside his car thinking and couldn’t move. Rose was aware that he

    still hadn’t left because she could see his car from her balcony. “Why is

    he still here? Oh Lord, what exactly does this man want from me? I still

    have a soft spot for him but will never make the mistake I made the other

    time by falling for him. What does he want? I feel bad” she soberly said to

    herself.

     

    In as much as a big part of Rose wanted to go back downstairs and talk to

    Saint, she just had to control herself by putting her emotions on check.

    When a person goes through a rough path in life, it makes them stronger and

    tougher than they used to. Rose had learnt not to be controlled by her

    emotions so easily; so due to that, she wasn’t too moved.

     

     

     

    After about an hour later, Saint finally drove off and headed home. On his

    way home, he kept thinking of nothing else than Rose. He thought of how to

    get her to genuinely forgive him and he began to look for ways to back his

    words with actions. “How can I get her to see that I have truly changed and

    that my intentions are genuine?” he wondered as he drove home. Saint knew

    it wasn’t going to be easy to find his way back into Rose’s heart and win

    her trust again, but he also wasn’t willing to back down either.

     

    On the other hand, Rose was sober all night and couldn’t stop thinking

    about all that happened earlier. Everything just felt weird because she

    wasn’t expecting such at all. To be truly honest, Rose still felt something

    for Saint in her heart. She hadn’t succeeded to completely erasing him from

    her mind and also, the day they made love was still very fresh in her

    memory. No man had ever handled her the way Saint did, so it was a bit

    difficult for her to move on completely. Also, the fact that he came

    apologising made matters a little worse because he had somehow found his

    way back into her mind and thoughts.

     

    Most people have a hard time moving on completely from a relationship they

    were once in, because they still haven’t met anyone that rock their world

    more than their Ex’s did. Pray never to find yourself in that

    unsatisfactory and comparism bottomless pit because it usually leads to

    incompleteness and unhappiness in any new relationship you enter.

     

    Apparently, Rose was still not over Saint but held back her feelings

    because he really hurt her in the past and that was quite a lot to forget

    and move on from. She was afraid of being vulnerable again so as not to

    regret it afterwards.

     

    Days and weeks passed by but Saint never stopped apologising and trying to

    make things right with Rose. He sent her a text message everyday,

    expressing how much he was sorry and wanted to make things up to her. She

    never replied any of his messages but that didn’t stop him from trying over

    and over again.

     

    Everyday at work, Rose received flowers from a flower company with a note

    that read; “I’m sorry!”. The flowers never stopped coming and it made her

    low-key happy even though she pretended otherwise. Her whole office was

    filled with flowers that she even started giving some away to her

    colleagues.

     

    Due to Saint consistency in seeking for Rose’s forgiveness, her hard shell

    began to crack gently and her heart suddenly melted. Whenever the flowers

    came each day, she would smile till her cheeks hurt and it usually made her

    day bright. She wanted to call him so bad but held herself not to do so. It

    was hard for Rose to keep concealing her feelings but who could blame her

    for holding back? not after all the terrible things Saint did in the past.

     

    Asides trying to get Rose’s forgiveness, Saint had his new business to

    nurture and take care of. It wasn’t too long before it started generating

    good profits and his life started taking great shape again.

     

    In as much as Saint’s business was now generating money, he knew that there

    was still something missing in his life. Whenever he was alone, he realised

    that he needed a companion; someone that would be his own and one that he

    could love totally. At that point, he began to realise that he was ready

    for commitment and no one was befitting enough to take that spot in his

    life than the very woman that made him the changed man he now was; which

    was Rose. Saint figured that if there was anyone that deserved the new

    version of him, then it might as well be Rose because she really did love

    him in the past.

     

    All this contributed to the more reason why Saint wanted to win Rose back

    by first seeking her forgiveness no matter what it took. Despite the fact

    that she wasn’t even giving him any signal that the forgiveness was forth

    coming, he still wasn’t discouraged. Everything remained the same till one

    fateful day.

     

    It happened that it was Rose’s birthday and Saint got to find out through

    her social media account. He didn’t want to call or text because he knew

    she wouldn’t respond the text nor pick up the call. After work that day, he

    hurried down to a cake store and bought a nice cake with the inscription

    “Happy Birthday, I am sorry”.

     

    While at work, Rose had an awesome time with her colleagues and celebrated

    her birthday with them. She retired home at close of work and wasn’t aware

    that Saint had something up his sleeves.

     

     

     

    Few hours after Rose returned home, she heard a knock on the door and

    reluctantly went to see who was knocking. Immediately she opened the door,

    her heart raced when she set her eyes on Saint standing there with a box of

    cake.

     

    At that moment, Rose’s heart was on a marathon race and Saint could hear

    her breathe in and out. “Happy Birthday” he calmly said and handed the cake

    over the her, “Thank you” she replied as she collected the cake.

     

    After handing the cake over, Saint didn’t know what else to do so he

    figured it was best he left. “I just came to give you that, happy birthday

    once more” he said and was about to walk away when Rose stopped him. “Do

    you want to stay so we can eat the cake together and maybe celebrate well?”

    she asked in a low tone. Saint looked into her shiny eyes and nodded ‘Yes’

    afterwards.

     

    They entered inside and Rose placed the cake on the centre table and opened

    the carton. When she saw the “I am sorry” inscription, her heart melted the

    more and she didn’t know when tears fell off her eyes.

     

    Immediately Saint saw the tears on her eyes, he gently got up from where he

    sat and walked closer to her. “Please stop right there, don’t come too

    close because you’ll just use and dump me again. Saint why are you doing

    all this? Please stop if you know you are going to play with my heart

    again. I beg you stop, please! I don’t have the strength for lies and

    heartbreak” Rose said as she burst into uncontrollable tears. Saint became

    sober and knelt down before her. He held her legs and sobbed bitterly too.

    “I promise this time is different, I swear! It took me a long time to

    realise that you were made for me. Please give me one more shot, I promise

    you wouldn’t regret it. I need your forgiveness but also want you back.

    Please Rose, I beg you!” he soberly said.

     

    The atmosphere became filled with emotions and Rose didn’t know when she

    cried and knelt down with Saint too. She held his head and looked into his

    eyes and uttered those golden words “I forgive you”.

     

    Immediately Rose said those words, Saint’s heart dropped and it felt like

    his life began all over again. They looked into each other’s eyes as they

    cried like little babies.

     

    Unable to hold back the burning sensation that filled the air, Saint said

    “Oh Gosh, I love you so much” and planted a hot kiss on Rose’s lips.

    Episode 8

    It’s such a sweet and beautiful feeling to love and be loved back in

    return. A relationship can’t be established unless the feeling is mutual

    between both parties because two cannot work together except they agree. It

    wasn’t just enough for Saint to realise his mistakes and want Rose back

    into his life, but also up to her to decide if she wanted him back into her

    life too. It’s a thing of joy indeed to know that both of them still had

    feelings for each other and was willing to make things work between

    themselves. At this point, it’s safe to acknowledge the popular saying that

    “what is meant for you will never pass you by”.

     

    The kiss Saint planted on Rose’s lips was unexpected because she was so

    engrossed in her emotions that she didn’t see it coming. She reciprocated

    and they kissed passionately for a while before finally parting their lips.

     

    After the kiss, the whole atmosphere became a bit calm and the burning

    sensations ceased. Saint didn’t want to make any more advances so as not to

    come off as having an ulterior motive. He figured it was best to take

    things slow between them, so as not to jeopardise things.

     

    On the other hand, Rose also didn’t want things to go beyond that kiss

    because she still needed some time to process everything and think things

    through. After the kiss, he pecked her on the forehead and raised her up

    from where they both knelt. They located the nearest couch and sat down

    there.

     

    “Thank you so much for giving me another chance, you wouldn’t regret this I

    promise. I have to go home now because it’s already getting late, take as

    much time to process and think about everything. I want you back into my

    life and this time around, you are coming back as my one and only. I’m

    ready to commit to you and give my all to this relationship. Things have

    changed for the better and now I’m sure of what I want. I love you Rose,

    Happy Birthday once more” Saint said. He pecked Rose again on her forehead

    and walked away.

     

     

     

    When Saint left, Rose laid down on the couch she was sitting on and folded

    her body like a little baby. She kept staring at the cake as she thought of

    Saint. Deep down, she knew that she was still very much in love with him.

    “Oh Lord, what should I do? Should I take him back or not? I really don’t

    want to make any mistake” she soberly said to herself as she laid down in

    thoughts.

     

    It was such an emotional day for both parties. Saint thought of Rose all

    through the remaining hours of that day, same with her too. He kept praying

    that God touches her heart to accept him back, even though he knew that her

    hard shell had cracked. The future looked promising and assuring that Rose

    would come back to him, but he didn’t want to take any chances at all by

    slacking or slowing down.

     

    As days passed by, things gradually began to fall into place for the two

    lovebirds. Saint made deliberate attempts everyday to solidify their

    relationship. He usually sent Rose money for upkeep without her asking, he

    sent lunch to her office whenever he had the time to order, he texted and

    called her daily. It was just a matter of time before Rose fell deeply in

    love with him again. Gradually, she started opening her heart again and

    Saint didn’t take any chances at all.

     

    With each passing day, their relationship grew stronger and they started

    trusting each other again. Chat MartinMartino on zero eight one eighty

    thirty fourteen twenty one to be added to his WhatsApp group. With time,

    they started going on dates and chilling out together. They deliberately

    took things slow when it came to their intimate life. Matter of fact, Rose

    made up her mind not to let Saint touch her till he puts a ring on it. She

    didn’t want to loose her guards nor bring it down again, so as not to be

    too heartbroken if anything unexpected ever happened. She communicated with

    Saint that she was going to abstain and not give her body to him in the

    course of their relationship and he understood perfectly fine and accepted.

     

    The fact that Saint didn’t make a fuss about Rose’s decision to abstain,

    made her believe he had truly changed and his feelings were certainly

    genuine. With ‘Love Making’ out of the way, they had enough time to focus

    and concentrate on other major things that guaranteed a healthy and strong

    relationship. They got to know each other better and invested their time

    and energy on things that uplifted the other. Life seemed as though it had

    finally smiled on them till something unfortunate happened along the line.

     

     

     

    It happened that Saint began to make his relationship with Rose a little

    public. He uploaded photos of them together on his new social media handles

    once in a while and never hesitated to let people know that he was now

    ‘Taken’. Deep down, Rose was happy that he was proud of what they had and

    wasn’t keeping it a secret.

     

    However, as time went on, some ladies from Saint’s past that still loved

    him weren’t too happy with the new development. One particular lady took

    things to the extreme as she wasn’t willing to fold her arms and watch

    another woman take her dream place in Saint’s life.

     

    Turns out that Rose wasn’t the only one that was aware of the changed

    Saint; as a lot of people could see that he was now a different man. The

    ‘New Saint’ was more attractive than the ‘Old Saint’ and this made him more

    sought after by the ladies from his past. A lot of them tried to contact

    him as time went on but he usually told them he had someone else and wasn’t

    interested.

     

    Saint didn’t bother to confide in Rose about the constant harassment he was

    getting from the ladies from his past because he felt it might make her

    insecure; of which he didn’t want that sort of negative energy in their

    relationship. Well, too bad because if he knew it would lead to a big

    problem in the future, he would have told her straight up.

     

    One fateful day, a certain lady named Patricia called Saint and pleaded

    with him that she wanted them to talk about something business related. The

    lady was someone from his past that wanted him to be hers by all means. The

    thought of Saint being with someone else with all the admirable package he

    had, drove Patricia crazy and made her even more determined to get him no

    matter what.

     

    Initially, when Patricia called Saint, he didn’t want to honour her

    appointment but had to do so because she mentioned that it9 was strictly

    business related. She was the one that suggested her house and he didn’t

    think there was an ulterior motive to that suggestion because he had been

    to her house many times in the past.

     

    The appointment was scheduled for evening but Saint moved it to afternoon

    to avoid stories. That fateful afternoon, he arrived at Patricia’s

    apartment to listen to the business proposal she had been disturbing him

    for almost a week to hear. When he entered inside her living room, the

    first thing she did was try to peck him, of which he swiftly shifted his

    face.

     

    “If this is why you called me here, then I might as well take my leave.

    Let’s get to the business proposal you called me here to look at” Saint

    bluntly said, “I am sorry, let me get you something to drink so we can get

    to business” Patricia said. She went inside the kitchen and came back with

    a drink.

     

    Unknown to Saint, the drink was drugged but he had no single clue. He took

    a sip and they got talking. Few minutes after taking several sips, he

    suddenly became dizzy and knocked off on Patricia’s couch.

     

    With Saint deeply asleep, Patricia hurriedly undressed him and undressed

    herself too. With the help of camera timer, she took intimate pictures with

    him in such a way that one would think they made love. After taking the

    pictures, she kissed him passionately. “No one can have you if I can’t, I

    miss those lips” she gently muttered. When she was satisfied with her evil

    motives, she dressed him back and pretended as though noting happened.

     

    It was getting dark but Saint was still fast asleep. Rose called him thrice

    but Patricia let the phone ring without picking up. She was able to get

    Rose’s number from Saint’s phone and stored it on her phone because she had

    something up her sleeves.

     

    Finally, after over six hours of sleeping, Saint woke up. Immediately he

    opened his eyes, he was shocked to find out that he just woke up from sleep

    and also was still at Patricia’s house. Immediately she saw that he was now

    awake, she walked towards him and pretended to be surprise.

     

    “Oh, thank God you are now awake! I was scared” Patricia said, “Did I sleep

    here? What happened?” Saint curiously asked, “I am surprised myself, while

    we were discussing, you suddenly became dizzy and slept off. I guess you

    were just stressed out and tired” she lied.

     

     

     

    Without wasting any more time, Saint told Patricia that he had to leave and

    zoomed out. It was when he got into his car that he realised that Rose had

    been calling him. He saw her missed calls and immediately called her back.

    “Hello babe, I am so sorry; I was asleep when you called” he said. Rose

    tried to inquire where he was but he told her he had a business meeting

    with a friend and unknowingly dozed off there. She understood and told him

    to drive home safe.

     

    Unknown to Saint, a big disaster was up ahead. It turns out that Patricia

    forwarded the pictures she took to Rose’s WhatsApp that same evening with a

    message that read; “You can’t keep what isn’t yours, stay clear!”. Patricia

    knew she had the right person because Rose’s display picture gave her away.

     

    Few minutes after Rose was done talking to Saint, her phone beeped and she

    reluctantly checked her notification and saw that it was a WhatsApp

    message. On seeing that the message was from an unknown number, she opened

    it to see it’s content and almost collapsed when she saw the pictures and

    message.

     

    At that moment, Rose died a thousand times and couldn’t breathe properly.

    She placed her hand on her chest and gently muttered “It can’t be true”.

    Episode 9

    The past always has a way of creeping into the future; that’s why it’s

    advisable for us to be mindful of the way we live our lives. However, the

    good news is that a changed person is free from their past and can’t be

    subjected or defined by it. Despite the fact that Saint lived a double

    standard life in the past, he still deserved another chance to make things

    right and live a better life. We all know that stigmas are hard to correct

    or erase, so the only thing Saint could do is pray that Rose sees through

    Patricia to know that it’s a set-up intended to ruin his relationship with

    her. Fingers are crossed and at this point, all we can do is hope that Rose

    doesn’t take any drastic decision concerning her relationship with her

    repentant beau.

     

    After the shocking revelation by the anonymous WhatsApp contact, Rose

    couldn’t think properly any longer. She was in denial and didn’t want to

    believe that the half naked man in the pictures that were sent to her was

    her own Saint. Everything felt like a horror movie and it gave her a panic

    attack.

     

    The fact that Saint just informed Rose that he dozed off at a friend’s

    place and also didn’t pick up when she called earlier, gave her anxiety and

    actually made the whole set-up believable. It was going to take more than

    talking to get her to believe otherwise.

     

    While hell broke loose at Rose’s end, Saint was clueless on what was

    happening and never suspected any shady act by Patricia while he was at her

    house. Though he noticed his belt wasn’t knotted the way he usually does

    it, he waived the thought cause he felt it could have loosened due to the

    tossing and turning while he slept. Never for once did it cross his mind

    that Patricia had a hand in the sudden dizziness and unexpected sleep that

    took place while he was at her house. Too bad he trusted blindly!

     

     

     

    Shortly after Rose received those pictures, she wanted to call the number

    that sent it but held back so as not to complicate things the more. Rose

    felt the first person she needed to confront was Saint and not the

    anonymous message sender. She felt if there was anyone that owed her an

    explanation, then it was him.

     

    One of the wise things Rose did was to take some time to digest the shock

    she was feeling at that moment and also calmed her nerves. She knew that if

    she called Saint immediately, they might end up not getting anywhere with

    their conversation because she would be yelling and throwing accusing

    fingers all through their conversation. The whole thing was a huge

    contradiction of everything he had promised her so it was a huge deal

    breaker.

     

    “Why on earth would he do this? What sense does it make to go through all

    this length just to get me back and make things work between us, only to do

    a thing like this few months after we got back together. This can’t be

    true, why would he do this? Is it because we chose to abstain? Could it be

    that he couldn’t bear his urges any longer and then decided to cheat on me?

    But he never showed any sign of resistance towards our abstinence

    agreement, so where’s all this coming from? God please let there be a

    suitable explanation to this because I’m at the verge of losing my mind”

    Rose soberly wondered as she walked to and fro in her bedroom. It was such

    an emotionally stressful day for the young lady because she couldn’t close

    her eyes to sleep due to the numerous scary thoughts in her mind.

     

    On the other hand, Patricia was anxiously waiting for a reply from Rose but

    non was forth coming. She checked the WhatsApp message countlessly, waiting

    for a reply but Rose was mute. Patricia could see that she had read the

    message and also seen the pictures she sent. She kept wondering why Rose

    was mute and wasn’t reacting the way she expected. “Ah ah, are you sure

    this is the lady Saint have been flaunting all over social media as his

    girlfriend? Why hasn’t she messaged me back till now or even call to yell

    at me? Hmm” she wondered. It was quite weird that Rose hadn’t showed any

    sigh yet of a lady that just received information with proof that her

    partner was cheating on her. Patricia’s initial plan was to get into a

    verbal fight with Rose and reveal more shocking details if she had called

    back. The fact that she was still mute, made Patricia nervous. All she

    could do was keep her fingers crossed as she awaited a reply or reaction.

     

     

     

    When Saint arrived home that evening, he called Rose to say ‘Goodnight’ to

    her but she wasn’t picking up. Without carrying any thing in mind, he felt

    she had already slept off so he innocently sent her a goodnight message.

     

    The following day, Rose woke up a bit calm and was ready to confront Saint

    with evidence. While they spoke that morning, she informed him that they

    needed to talk after work hours; of which he agreed to meet up with her at

    her house.

     

    As they spoke that morning, Rose’s tone wasn’t friendly at all but was

    rather blunt and straight to the point. Somehow, Saint figured that

    something was wrong and even went ahead to ask if she was alright but she

    told him that all was fine.

     

    All through the early hours of that day, Saint was a bit worried and tensed

    as he kept wondering why Rose sounded very cold on the phone. Not for once

    did his mind ever think that the issue on ground involved cheating

    accusations with picture proof of him being half naked with another lady.

    Despite the fact that Saint felt a bit tensed all day, he kept his cool and

    hoped that it was nothing serious.

     

    Immediately after work that day, Saint hurried down to Rose’s house. He got

    there before her and had to wait inside his car for her to pull up. After

    about an hours later, Rose returned home and could see Saint’s car outside

    her compound. She parked well, alighted from the car and went inside

    straight; without exchanging greetings with him.

     

    Everything that happened that very moment confirmed Saint’s fear that

    something was seriously wrong. In order not to lose his mind too soon, he

    summoned up courage and followed Rose inside the house. When he entered

    inside, he found her crying bitterly in the living room. That sight only

    was enough to murder his heart as great fear gripped him because he knew

    that whatever problem that could make Rose cry, was a big one indeed. “Baby

    what’s going on? Why are you crying? To be honest you are getting me scared

    and worried” he curiously inquired as he walked closer to her.

     

    At that point, there was just so much for Rose to say that she didn’t know

    where to start from. Unable to properly express the pain she was feeling,

    she brought out her phone and gave it to Saint. One look at the phone

    screen and his heart jumped out of his body.

     

    Just imagine the feeling of seeing a nude picture of yourself with another

    lady but can’t recall or remember when that sort of incident took place.

    Saint was totally numb and almost collapsed due to the shock that

    overshadowed him. At that point, he didn’t even know where to start

    defending himself from. Words were heavy because the man on that photo was

    undeniable him. After being mute for a while, he finally managed to say

    something.

     

    “This isn’t true, I swear I’m very confused because I can’t remember ever

    doing this with anyone” Saint confusingly said, “wait a minute, this is

    Patricia and this is also her house” he shockingly added. When he said

    that, Rose’s attention was drawn and she was kind enough to ask him to

    explain himself. “Saint tell me the whole truth now before I lose my mind

    that I have been trying to hold together since yesterday evening I received

    this message” she said.

     

    Rose’s revelation as to when she received the pictures confirmed any doubts

    Saint was having that Patricia had set him up. “Baby let me explain. This

    particular lady was the person I told you that I had a business appointment

    with. Her name is Patricia and she’s one of the ladies I had a thing with

    in the past. When she told me she wanted us to see, I initially didn’t want

    to grant her offer till she said it was strictly business. I went over to

    her place yesterday afternoon to take a look at the business proposal she

    said she wanted to show him. The only thing I can remember last was when

    she gave me a drink and when I woke up from sleep. I suspect now that the

    drink was drugged because I still can’t fathom why I dozed off unexpectedly

    like that in her house. We didn’t end up having the meeting anymore because

    I left immediately I woke up. The reason I wasn’t able to pick your calls

    when you called was because I was fast asleep. My God! So this lady had

    ulterior motives for inviting me over to her house and used ‘Business’ to

    lure me over. Baby I swear I didn’t touch her, babe you have to believe me.

    I have never cheated on you since we started this new journey, you have to

    believe me” he soberly said.

     

     

     

    Saint’s explanation was quite convincing but Rose wasn’t ready to believe

    him too soon. “How do I know you aren’t lying? I’m trying so hard to trust

    you but it’s quite difficult to do so when things like this keeps

    happening” she furiously said. Without wasting any time, Saint told her to

    follow him so they could get to the root of the whole matter once and for

    all. He figured that the best way to make Rose believe him was for him to

    confront Patricia in front of her. No time to waste!

     

    “Babe you know what? please come with me! Don’t say anything and just

    follow me I beg you” Saint said. In order not to complicate things the

    more, Rose stood up from where she sat and followed him out of the house.

    They both entered his car and drove off; without him telling her where they

    were going to. Saint felt Rose might not want to come with him if he had

    revealed that they were headed down to Patricia’s house that evening. All

    he could do was pray for Patricia to be at home when they get there.

     

    Throughout the ride, Rose kept sobbing and didn’t look like she was going

    to stop anytime soon. It killed Saint deeply to hear her cry but he knew

    the tears would dry immediately he was done with what he wanted to do that

    evening.

     

    After about an hour later, they arrived at their destination; which was

    Patricia’s apartment. Saint told Rose to wait inside the car that he was

    coming. He rushed to Patricia’s apartment and knocked on the door. He could

    hear music playing inside and it confirmed that she was very much around.

     

    After the forth knock, Patricia opened the door and was dead shocked to see

    Saint standing in front of her. He tried his best not to unleash his anger

    on her too soon, so he kept his cool. “What are u doing here? She

    shockingly asked, “Just come with me to the car, there’s something I want

    us to talk about” he calmly said.

     

    Due to Saint gentleness, Patricia felt he wanted to talk to her about

    making her his girlfriend since she might have succeeded in ruining his

    relationship with Rose. She locked her door and happily followed Saint to

    where he parked his car. Unknown to her, Rose was seated inside the car and

    could see them waking towards the car. A serious confrontation was about to

    take place but apparently, Patricia had absolutely no clue.

     

    Immediately they got to the car, Saint opened Rose’s seat door and brought

    out her phone from his pocket which contained the pictures and message

    Patricia sent. The whole atmosphere was tensed and that was when Rose came

    out from the car.

     

    When Patricia saw Rose, her heart skipped a beat and she suddenly realise

    what was about to go down. Before she could process things further, Saint

    showed her the pictures she sent and said; “You have just two minutes to

    explain this pictures and what happened yesterday before I remove my

    clothes and run mad for you. Just so you know, if you don’t say the truth

    to me you will definitely say it to the police officers when I get you

    arrested. Now speak!”.

    Scared and shocked, Patricia stammered; I…I…can cann explain please!”.

    Episode 10 [Final]

    Most times in life, you just have to take the bull by the horn when it

    comes to addressing some issues because any little time wasted could worsen

    or complicate things. There are some situations in life that doesn’t

    require a gentle approach to solve, but rather a rugged one. If Saint had

    stayed back in Rose’s house to explain things to her and try to prove his

    innocence, the issue would have taken a longer time before it gets resolved

    because she would have probably asked for some space to put herself

    together; now we all know that the more space couples take apart, the more

    chances that things might never be the same again and they might never get

    back together. It was such a brilliant move that Saint made to hurry down

    to Patricia’s house that same day to get to the root of the accusation

    levied against him. At that moment, a serious confrontation was inevitable!

     

    Patricia was beyond shocked when she realised that Saint brought Rose with

    him to her house. Never in a thousand years would she have thought that her

    evil deeds were going to backfire at her in such short notice. She probably

    felt that Rose wouldn’t have a problem believing her set-up plans, due to

    the kind of lifestyle Saint lived in the past. Too bad Patricia wasn’t

    aware that Rose was there during the worst times of Saint’s life and was

    able to quickly absorb the shock that came with the naked pictures and

    message she sent. I guess she should have done her homework well before

    pulling such stunt on the promising couple; it was already too late and it

    was time for her to dance to the music she played.

     

    “Start explaining because I can’t wait to find out how you were able to

    obtain naked pictures of me and also how you were able to get Rose’s

    contact. Are you a serial killer or what? Speak because I am at the verge

    of getting you arrested now” Saint furiously said. Rose was quiet all

    through and just leaned on the car listening attentively to everything that

    was happening. At that point, she could tell that her boo was innocent and

    was set-up by the strange lady. But despite knowing that he was innocent,

    she still wanted to watch the whole drama unfold.

     

     

     

    On seeing that Saint was extremely furious, Patricia confessed her evil

    deeds to them. She narrated everything and revealed her intentions for

    doing what she did. After her narration, she apologised to Saint and Rose

    for any harm or trouble she might have caused. “I am very sorry for doing

    what I did, I honestly don’t know what came over me. I guess I was

    devastated at the thought of Saint being with someone else that I let my

    emotions get the best of me. I can’t seem to fathom what I was thinking

    when I did what I did yesterday, please you guys should temper justice with

    mercy. I’m sorry!” Patricia soberly said.

     

    Due to the apology that was tendered, Rose’s heart melted and she

    indirectly gave Saint a sign that it was time for them to leave. When he

    caught her signal, it gladden his heart to know that Rose was convinced he

    didn’t cheat on her. He took a deep breath and looked at Patricia

    afterwards. “Thank your stars I have suddenly calmed down because the anger

    I came here with this evening wasn’t a joke. Please stay away from my

    relationship because the next time you try something shady like this again,

    I will deal with you the way you deserve to be dealt with. If I were you,

    the first thing I would do when I get inside is to pick your phone and

    delete those pictures you took of me because if I ever see it anywhere

    again, I will sue you for defamation of character and blackmail. Don’t just

    try me because I would make sure you don’t go unpunished like you are being

    left to go scot-free now. Have a nice life and leave me alone” He added and

    beckoned on Rose to get into the car. Before Patricia could blink her eyes,

    they zoomed off.

     

    It was such a humiliating day for Patricia because she felt like a fool for

    pulling such stunt. The fact that Rose still didn’t utter a word as

    everything went down, drove her crazy and made her feel more embarrassed.

    For fear of being sued and in more trouble, she deleted the nude pictures

    from her phone immediately she entered inside her house.

     

    On the other hand, Rose couldn’t stop staring at Saint as they drove back

    to her house. Deep down, she felt a bit guilty for not trusting him

    initial, but who could blame her? I mean the whole thing looked absolutely

    convincing. As she stole glances at him, he didn’t want to look towards her

    direction and pretended to be focused on his driving.

     

     

     

    After about a hour later, they arrived at Rose’s house. Saint didn’t want

    to alight from the car and enter inside her house because it was already

    late and he needed to head to his house too. Rose was feeling really bad

    and didn’t want to get down from the car. She needed to work things out

    with her man in order for their relationship not to get affected by the

    incident that just happened.

     

    “Baby I’m sorry for not trusting you, I’m so sorry for talking to you

    rudely this morning and also for not greeting you when you came this

    evening. I’m sorry my love” Rose calmly said. Saint looked into her eyes

    and smiled faintly. “It’s not your fault sweetie, I would have reacted same

    way if I were in your shoes. I want you to know that I love you and would

    never ever cheat on you. I rather walk away from this relationship than

    cheat because cheating would only make me look like the old Saint; of which

    I never want to be again. I actually commend the way you handled things

    because it isn’t as bad as you think. I love you and want you only. I have

    to go now, see you tomorrow” he said and pecked her on the cheek.

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    The peck Saint gave to Rose wasn’t enough because at that moment, she

    wanted a large piece of him. She held his shirt and kissed him on the lips.

    They kissed passionately for a while before she alighted from the car and

    entered insider her apartment. Rose was grateful to God that her

    relationship with the man she loved wasn’t at risk and was also happy that

    he was faithful to her and was committed to what they had.

     

    Apparently, Rose wasn’t the only one that was happy as Saint was equally

    happy too. He held his chest and thanked God that Patricia’s evil plans

    weren’t fulfilled. They were both extremely happy and valued their

    relationship the more.

     

    As time went on, their relationship waxed stronger and became more

    authentic. The cheating incident that was intended to cause harm actually

    made them trust each other more. They became more conscious of what either

    of them did and were more careful than they used to be.

     

    Have you ever benefited from a circumstance that was intended to cause harm

    to you? Well, at this point it’s safe to say that Rose and Saint’s

    relationship benefited greatly from Patricia’s evil schemes. When two heart

    genuinely beats for each other, crisis becomes an elevating ladder in their

    relationship and not the other way round.

     

    As time passed by, Saint began to feel the need to wife Rose. The fact that

    they were practising abstinence, low-key sped up the whole process. He was

    dying to feel her body again and knew that the only way it could be

    possible was if he puts a ring on it.

     

    To be fair, Saint also had a lot of reasons why he wanted to wife Rose and

    not just because of her body. It had gotten to a point where he knew that

    it was either her or no other person. She was his ride or die and was the

    only woman that had huge impact on his life. Saint adored Rose and she

    somehow had a great influence on his day to day decisions. It’s safe to say

    at this point that they were made for each other.

     

    With each passing day, Saint began to make moves on how he would ask Rose

    to marry him. He kept thinking on the perfect time but was finding it

    difficult to pick a day. The good thing he did was to buy an engagement

    ring, while still contemplating on the perfect time to pop the big

    question. Rose was completely unaware of Saint’s plans because he never

    gave any clue on what he was up to. The tension continued on his path till

    one fateful day.

     

    Turns out that Saint hid the engagement ring in his cupboard; since he

    hadn’t made up his mind yet on the perfect time to propose. It happened

    that Rose came around to his house one Saturday afternoon to cook for him.

    When she was done cooking, she dished the food for him and went straight to

    the bathroom to take a shower.

     

    After bathing, Rose needed a casual cloth to wear since she was still very

    much around. She went to Saint’s cupboard to pick one of his singlet

    because that’s where he normally kept them. As she searched in the cupboard

    for the perfect singlet to wear, her fingers touched a jewellery case so

    she picked it up to see what was inside the box.

     

     

     

    Immediately the box opened, Rose held her mouth as her heart raced. At that

    moment, there were over a thousand thoughts on her head as to why an

    engagement ring was in her man’s cupboard. “Oh My God, this isn’t what I

    think it is” she shockingly said as she gazed at the ring.

     

    As Rose was lost in thoughts, she didn’t realise that Saint was behind her

    observing all that was happening. He actually walked into the room to get

    something when he saw her with the ring case. Deep down, Saint was happy

    that Rose found the ring because it only just made things easier for him to

    do what he had been nervous to do a long time ago.

     

    “Do you like it?” Saint asked out of nowhere and Rose immediately turned to

    see him standing right behind her. Her heart skipped several beats and she

    was dumbfounded. Saint figured she was having a hard time digesting all

    that was happening so in order to make things clear, he knelt down and held

    her hands with his sweaty palms.

     

    “Baby, I know you are shocked and didn’t see this coming but I wanted to do

    this a while back but was too nervous on what the outcome would be so I

    held back. If there’s anyone I want to spend the rest of my life with, then

    it’s nobody but you. We started off on a very rough path but just look how

    far we have come. It has gotten to the extent that I can’t function

    properly without you. I would never trade our past experience for anything

    because that’s the foundation of what we have today. I love you so much and

    want you to be the mother of my children. Roseline Jacobs, will you marry

    me?” Saint soberly asked.

     

    The atmosphere was clouded with an out pour of emotions that Rose didn’t

    know when she started tearing up. She held her heart and looked into

    Saint’s eyes. Joy like never before filled her heart and the butterflies in

    her stomach wouldn’t stop dancing. With tear of joy in her eyes, she said a

    gentle “Yes” and handed the ring over to him to insert it on her finger.

     

    Immediately Saint inserted the ring on Rose’s finger, she kissed his

    forehead and happily screamed; “Yes babe! We got this on Lock!”

     

    Everyone deserves a second chance and should be given one if they genuinely

    repent from something wrong they did in the past. Don’t be in a hurry to

    stigmatise someone because change is constant.

     

    Always endeavour to live your truth and not a lie because being fake would

    only do you more harm than good. As you go through this life, make sure

    that the foundation of anything you ever want to stand the test of time is

    built on truth, because that’s the surest insurance you can stake the

    survival of that thing on.

     

    Sometimes, it’s good to lose your cool when someone has stepped on your

    toes long enough, because your reaction might just be the perfect medicine

    that person needs, in order to turn a new leaf.

     

    In all, endeavour to be slow to anger and not be in a hurry to confront

    your partner when faced with trials like unfaithfulness. A simple

    conversation and proper communication can solve a whole lot in

    relationships. Don’t forget to love with all your heart when you eventually

    find that special someone because we don’t have forever on this earth. Give

    love your best shot when that time finally comes!

     

    End of Story! 😉

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