Thursday, September 8, 2016
CASSANDRA....EPISODE 36 BY COOLVAL
As I headed to my car minutes later, Nora’s sister ran after me, beckoning me to stop. I stopped and stared at her curiously while the events of the past few minutes played back in my head.
Yes it really was with a strong heart that I managed to get away from the emotional scene my presence created in Nora’s apartment coupled with the unexpected advice the little girl gave to her sister in my presence, I virtually ran out of the house to avoid further confusion.
There was no denying I had feelings for Nora but then it was nothing compared to what I felt for Cassandra. Perhaps it was because I had always suppressed my feelings for Nora, perhaps it was my guilt that made my feelings towards her a little bit stronger than it used to be. Perhaps it was because of my child she was carrying, or maybe it was the confusion in my head that made it seem as if I really felt something for her.
‘’dear Lord I want to be with Cassandra but I don’t know what is happening to me. I really don’t know what is happening to my mind. I’m slowly losing it. Help me’’ I prayed as I stared at the young girl who faced me with both hands on her waist.
‘’why do you like playing God?, why do you like playing God to my sister?. Why do you derive so much joy in toying with her emotions?. Are you waiting for her to kneel before you will do the right thing?’’ she asked with fire in her eyes, breathing deeply as she poured out her heart to me.
‘’your sister and I understand each other perfectly well. You are still a young girl. There are things you don’t yet understand about love’’ I said softly, forcing out a smile.
‘’love love love. What the hell is love in the first instance?. What you are doing isn’t good and you know it. What is this fuss about your Cassandra?, tell me in which area is she better than my sister?. I guess in living a fake lifestyle like most campus girls. Do you even for a moment think that such girl will marry you in the end, huh?’’ she asked, leaving me extremely surprised with her outburst.
‘’yes don’t act so surprised, I have seen your so called Cassandra and I know her type very well. She is going to suck you dry and then find an excuse to leave you in the end . Do you for a minute even think such sophisticated girl with fake hair, eye lashes and behavior will marry someone like you in the end?. If not for my sister’s happiness I would have kept all I just told you to myself and watch you get fed with your own medicine. Yes she will reject you the way you are now rejecting my sister and you wont even have a penny left in your account to start a new life’’ she screamed with all her energy, turned and ran back to their apartment , leaving me extremely shaken and worried. It was almost the same thing my sister said about Cassandra that the young girl just said to me and deep down I knew both of them could never be wrong at the same time.
As I drove back to my house that fateful evening, I slowly replayed in my head how I met Cassandra, how much I had spent on her and what I had gained so far. I resolved in my mind never to spend excessively on Cassandra again but as for my relationship with her, nothing was going to stop me from continuing with it.
However on Friday evening, Cassandra paid me an unexpected visit which left me extremely surprised because we had no plans of meeting each other, neither did I invite her. Moreover she always showed up whenever I requested for her visit but this time around she came without being invited and as we hugged each other I couldn’t help but sense that she was very tensed up. I knew she came for something.
‘’I hope she isn’t here for another birthday money because I have nothing to give out’’ I reasoned as we hugged each other tightly.
To be continued.