👑💋✨ IT’S NOT LOVE
Naijalanded writer ✍️✍️
✨💋👑 Episode 07 👑💋✨
A year later, Bridget began to realize that she was in love with her friend- Gideon. She had to talk to herself and try to calm herself down because the butterflies in her stomach had already started dancing for joy.
One-day, Gideon invited Bridget out for a date,
After contemplating for a while, Bridget agreed to go on the date with him.
The date venue and time was agreed upon and it became official. The date was scheduled for Saturday so Bridget was free as she doesn’t go to work on Saturday.
The D-day finally came and they met at the appointed place for the date. One look at Bridget and Gideon suddenly became nervous, he had a plan and within, Gideon wished that everything goes according to his expectations. The date started off on a good note and they had a nice meal for lunch. After they were done eating, a conversation started.
“Bridget, i have been wanting to ask you this question, will you ever get married again?”Gideon asked. That question made Bridget cold and nervous, as the word “marriage” had began to scare her. Gideon figured she was a bit hesitant to answer his question so he continued
“Bridget, I Don’t know how to say this…. but There’s something I want to say but I Don’t know if you will understand me but first answer my question”
Bridget who was curious to hear what was in Gideon’s mind responded
“Gideon, marriage scares me now, you know what I have been put through, if there’s anything you want to say, please tell me, I promise to be understanding” she added.
The moment of truth came and Gideon knew that there was no turning back. he took a deep breath and said;
“Bridget, I can only imagine all you have gone through in your first marriage. I’m so sorry that you had to go through all you went through in the hands of your ex husband and it’s sad to know that your ex-husband let a beautiful and nice woman like you to go but that’s his lost, Bridget I have fallen for you, I’m in love with you, would you give me a chance to show you that love wasn’t supposed to hurt, love wasn’t supposed to be scary or hard to talk about, please give me a chance to prove my love, Bridget I really need you in my life, You have brought so much happiness in to my life, you are a nice person with a good heart and such attributes are very rare in our world today. On this note, I’ll like to ask you to be my girlfriend, then we’ll see how things goes with time, I promise I will take things slow and I won’t rush you into doing things that you Don’t want to do” he said.
Gideon was so elated when Bridget accepted to be his girlfriend.
His friendship proposal was a good first step for them as they seemed to care alot about each other. Gideon obviously didn’t want to rush things because of Bridget’s hurtful past experience. He figured it’s best to take things slowly and carefully work his way up to the top.
Life had began to seem fair to Bridget as she now had a fantastic man like Gideon who genuinely cared so much about her. Each day, the love they had in their heart for each other started skyrocketing.
Ever since Bridget started going out with Gideon, she suddenly began to forget about her past and of course Raphael. She stopped crying about her failed marriage and gradually began to dream new dreams.
On the other hand, Raphael had began to miss her.
Stephanie, his new wife was the opposite of Bridget, she couldn’t allow Raphael to control her.
Stephanie was a party butterfly, she loves attending parties and even clubs. Most night Stephanie will leave their two sons with Raphael to party all night. Raphael had realized that Stephanie was nothing like Bridget, the last time he tried to raise his hands on Stephanie for staying out late, Stephanie almost broke his head with a wine bottle.
Raphael became so terrified when he found out that Stephanie smokes marijuana, it was so obvious that Stephanie can’t be controlled, instead she had began to control Raphael. Everything seemed not be going well for Raphael as he was now living in fear.
The first time ever that he raised his hands on Stephanie, Raphael couldn’t believe his eyes, when Stephanie’s brothers showed up that same day, with out notice, they tied him up and gave him the greatest beating of his life.
There’s a popular adage that’s says when a woman marries two husbands she would know who loves her the most. But in the case of Raphael that Adage has proved to be true as he had began to realize his mistakes. He wished he never took Bridget’s loyalty for granted, he wished he treated her more nicely.
Each day, Raphael began to understand how Bridget felt all those years, When he banned her from catching up with her friends and family.
Stephanie had done the same thing to him. Stephanie gets so furious, whenever Raphael’s friends or family members visited.
The last time Raphael’s friends visited, Stephanie insulted them and walked them out.
It offended Raphael’s friends that Raphael stood there and watched his wife insult them.
They had no idea that Raphael was only protecting himself because if he had intervened, Stephanie would had invited her brothers to beat him up as usual.
Stephanie’s brothers were huge, fit, well connected and crazy. To crown it all,
They are well trained boxers and Raphael can’t even dare to challenge them.
To Be Continued…. . . .