💥(Episode 8 & 9)💥
The beautiful thing about love is that you can’t force or manipulate it, no matter how hard you try. I guess God made it that way so that our feelings would always be genuine without people’s interferences. If only people could manipulate love, then I presume Mandy would have succeeded in winning Precious over considering the amount of efforts she put into trying to get him. Well, as a popular saying goes ‘nine days for the thief and one day for the owner’. Mandy was about to meet her doom and eventually confront her supposed best friend whom she betrayed out of envy. The atmosphere was about to explode and Mandy didn’t seem ready for what was about to hit her.
When Precious saw Mandy standing in front of his door, his heart dropped because he knew what was going to happen if Barbara caught a glimpse of her. Unfortunately, Mandy wasn’t even aware that Barbara was inside the house, she also didn’t know that Precious had just revealed all that happened to her. What a tragedy indeed!
“I said you can’t be here, just leave now!” Precious repeated when he figured Mandy wasn’t taking him seriously. “I just want us to talk, I’m not here for what you think” Mandy said but Precious wasn’t interested in what she had to say, all he wanted was for her to leave before Barbara finds out that she was there.
While Precious kept resisting, Mandy became impatient and forcefully made her way into the house. As she walked into the living room, her heart almost left her body when she saw Barbara sitting right in front of where she stood, still crying. Immediately Mandy saw Barbara, she wished the ground could open and swallow her. Never in a thousands years did she believe that she would be caught in such manner.
The situation was beyond Precious as at then, so he decided to just hands up and let whatever was going to to happen have it’s way. Matter of fact, he was quite relieved that Mandy was there, so that the truth would surface without seeming like he was making up the whole story just to destroy their friendship. It was Barbara’s moment so he wasn’t planning on interfering unless he was called upon.
“So it’s true? So this is what I get for loving and trusting you with all my heart?” Barbara said with tears falling uncontrollably from her eyes. Mandy was dumfounded and didn’t know what to say or how to begin answering Barbara’s questions. The atmosphere was silent but Barbara wasn’t ready to let it remain that way. “Mandy I asked you a question, what did I do to deserve this from you? Why Precious of all men? You know how long it took me to finally find someone my heart beats for, why did you decide that it was him or no one else? How do you even sleep at night knowing that you were making sexual advances towards my man? How do you sleep at night with such evil, bitterness and envy piled up in your heart for a person who did nothing wrong but love you? How can you smile with me when you knew quite alright that you wanted what was mine and even went as far as lying to Precious about me, saying that a lot of men left me because of my poor sexual performance. Were you not the same person I confided in by telling you how naive I was when it came to love making and how I wasn’t able to learn much because I had dated just one person in the past. How was I able to get dumped by men because of poor sexual performance, when I had only dated one guy in the past? Why did you go to such extent just to take Precious away from me? You are evil and I can’t even look at you at this moment, you both should enjoy your lives and leave me alone” Barbara said and walked out on them still crying.
Immdietely Barbara left, Precious rushed her and tried to stop her from going but she was too hurt to care about any other person but herself. “Baby please I’m sorry, don’t leave me I beg, I wouldn’t let you go babe, please” he said as he held her hands but all Barbara wanted at that moment was to get away from them.
“Just leave me alone, my heart can’t bear this magnitude of betrayed from two people I love and care so much about. If you claim to love me, why didn’t you say something since the first day it happened? It’s clear you secretly wanted it and that’s why you let things get to the level where she can just visit your house uninvited. To be honest, I don’t trust you anymore; I don’t think I can trust a man that couldn’t tell me the truth from the onset. Precious just leave me alone, I don’t deserve all this” Barbara said and walked outside his building.
Despite the fact that Barbara was angry, Precious wasn’t ready to let her go that night. It would only take rapture to occur for him to let go of her. “Babe you aren’t going anywhere, I would never let you go. I know I was wrong for not telling you from the onset, but my reason for doing so was because I was confused and initially thought it was all a big joke, till when she approached me at the restaurant restroom. Babe please don’t punish me for something I didn’t do, I beg you! Do whatever you want to do to me but please don’t leave me because I don’t think I would be sane without you in my life. I’m sorry, please forgive me” Precious sadly said, with tears clouding his eyes.
As all these were going on outside, Mandy stepped out from the door, looking sober and shattered. It was apparent that her conscience was dealing with her and she was overshadowed by guilt. Immediately Mandy came out, she walked close to get to Barbara but she screamed and told her to stay away and not get one bit closer.
Precious didn’t want a scene so he hurriedly went back inside, grabbed his house and car keys. He locked the house door and begged Barbara to get into the car. After several pleading, Barbara eventually got in and they zoomed out, leaving Mandy behind.
When they left, Mandy almost collapsed because she felt like a loser and failure. Not only did she not succeed in getting Precious, but she had also lost a dear friend. It was at that moment that it dawned on her on what she had done. Regrets started springing from all angles and she shamefully walked down to the estate gate and headed home.
On the other hand, Barbara kept crying and didn’t seem as though she was going to stop anytime soon. Precious drove the car to a quiet location and packed there. He remained mute as he watched her cry bitterly. Every tear that dropped from her eyes pierced his heart and it almost drove him crazy.
After about 20 minutes of watching Barbara cry, Precious finally summoned the courage to speak. “Barbara you are killing me slowly and I hate myself for being the reason for this tears in your eyes. I wouldn’t remain the same again if you leave me. I’m so sorry for not telling you earlier, please find a place in your heart to forgive me. Baby please!” He sadly said.
Barbara still loved him dearly and wasn’t ready to lose her man just because of what her desperate friend did. To be honest, she was a bit proud of him deep down. The more reason she was hurt was due to the fact that it was Mandy of all people who betrayed her. The thought of her man having the slight intimate contact with her best friend was painful indeed.
Barbara didn’t utter any word to Precious and just told him to take her home. After several failed attempts to change her mind, he drove her home and sadly bid ‘Goodbye’. All through that night, non from the three of them slept well. They all cried and wallowed in thoughts all night without any clue of what the future held for each of them.
Days passed and Precious was gradually making his way back into Barbara’s heart. At that time, she wasn’t talking to Mandy and had cut all ties with her. Precious was still not getting all of Barbara like he used to but he didn’t give up on their love. She mostly didn’t want to see him but he was always present at her house every night begging.
The heart can’t lie as Barbara knew she still loved Precious and didn’t want to lose him either. They were gradually working on their relationship and Precious was willing to put in all the work if it came to that.
While these two love birds were busy working on their relationship, Mandy was battling depression and didn’t have anyone to check up or care for her. After trying to access Barbara but all efforts proved abortive, she decided to pay her a visit one evening.
At around 8pm, Mandy arrived at her house and knocked on the door. While she waited for Barbara to open, her heart skipped several beats and she started praying for God to touch her heart to forgive and forget.
After the thrid knock, the door opened and Mandy looked into Barbara’s eyes with tears falling from hers; “Barbie, I’m so sorry, it’s the devil’s work. Find a place in your heart to forgive me” she sadly said
Barbara looked at her and asked; “if the truth didn’t surface, would you have felt sorry for me? Would you have left my man and would you have realized that you were betraying our friendship?”.
Mandy nodded ‘No’ and Barbara said “Exactly what I thought, I would never forgive you?”
To err is human but to forgive is divine. Forgiveness mostly favours the giver than the receiver because when you refuse to forgive someone that hurt you, they hold and retain a certain amount of power over you. Whatever takes less of your attention has less effect over your feelings so the best way to completely move on from a hurtful experience is to forgive and let go; but that doesn’t necessarily mean the person has to be close to you again as they used to.
Looking at things, Barbara didn’t seem like she was ready to forgive Mandy, talk more of forgetting what she did to her. To Barbara, Mandy was a closed chapter in her life that she didn’t want to reopen.
To be completely honest, Barbara still felt hurt due to the betrayal she got from her best friend, and hated her the more for letting herself became a tool in the hands of the devil. Barbara wasn’t ready to forgive a back stabber, liar and betrayer; she was ok being without any friends and just wanted to concentrate on her relationship.
On hearing that there was no room for forgiveness, Mandy dropped a few tears and kept begging Barbara to let go. While she was still pleading, Barbara banged the door and shut it; leaving Mandy outside. It was then that it dawned on her that Barbara was honestly done with their friendship. After waiting for few more minutes, she sadly walked away and went back home.
Back inside, Barbara laid on her bed and started tearing up again. This time, she was crying because it all still felt like a dream to her that a friendship of over six years was ruined and didn’t feel the same anymore. The honest truth of the matter’s that it would be almost impossible for things to ever go back to normal again.
Like I always say, trust is very fragile and once broken, can hardly ever go back to normal. It took them six years to build a beautiful friendship but only took few actions to ruin it all. It’s sad that people don’t think their actions through before engaging on it, but rather just go with the flow of their emotions and feelings.
Alot of things go wrong when people aren’t able to be in-charge of their feelings and emotions. Being a slave to your feelings would always leave you miserable, that’s why it’s advisable to think things through before acting. If only Mandy thought things through, she would have realised the consequences of her actions if caught. So sad she didn’t!
On the other hand, Precious was careful not to interfere in the ongoing quarrel between his partner and Mandy; in fact, he never mentioned Mandy’s name ever and only focused on working things with Barbara.
A month after the incident, Precious decided to take Barbara on a weekend getaway to a beautiful quiet resort. She initially turned down the offer but later agreed when she realised that she also needed the getaway.
They arrived in the evening and was checked into their room. Barbara took her shower and went outside to receive some fresh air, while Precious was busy with an important business phone call. Barbara strolled to the beach and sat at the shore. She fell into deep thoughts and totally forgot herself.
After over 30 minutes of being lost in thoughts, Barbara was brought back to life when Precious kissed her neck from behind. She smiled because she knew it was him. “Why are you out here alone?” He asked, “Because you were busy answering a phone call when we are supposed to be away from all that” she replied.
Precious suddenly realised that he wasn’t supposed to attend to any work issues while on a trip, so he immediately apologised. “I’m sorry baby, now come inside it’s getting cold out here” he said and jacked her up from the ground. Barbara started blushing and wrapped her arms around his heck while he carried her inside. Their room wasn’t too far from the beach so they got there in no time.
When they got into the room, Precious gently laid Barbara on the bed and wanted to stand up when she held his shirt and pulled him back to the bed. Precious smiled because he knew what she wanted but wasn’t sure it was the right thing to do; not after the Mandy saga. Ever since the incident with Mandy, Precious hadn’t touched Barbara. He was scared because she had become insecure, due to what Mandy said about her sexual performance.
As they both laid on the bed kissing, Barbara reached for Precious clothes to take them off but he stopped her. “Baby let’s not go further, I don’t want you to awaken any memories” he said but Barbara didn’t say a word in response and continued kissing him.
They kissed for a while before Precious finally got turned on. The atmosphere got charged up and he was ready to devour Barbara. He reached for her neck and licked it down to her ears. Barbara reciprocated his actions back to him and unbuttoned his shirt while at it.
Deep down in Precious mind, he was a bit impressed that Barbara was gradually picking up and wasn’t dull anymore. Out of excitement, he said; “Babe you don’t have to try too hard oh, I love you still”, but Barbara still ignored him till she was done unbuttoning his shirt. The first place her lips went to were his nipples and she sucked it gently.
At that moment, Precious was already in cloud nine and didn’t want to come down. Barbara was bursting his brain with that single action. He moaned in pleasure and his eyes turned red; ready to devour her. Before she could suck further, Precious took charge and dominated the game. It was Barbara’s turn to beg for mercy because Precious was in cloud nine already and wanted every bit of her body.
They made love that night like never before and forgot every problems they were having in their relationship due to Mandy. The bed sheets was soaked with sweats even though there was an air-condition in the room. Precious exhausted everything in him on Barbara and she did same to him too. They bonded more and cuddled each other afterwards.
Unknowingly to Barbara, Precious had a big surprise up his sleeves and was just waiting for the right time to take action. He wanted to take their relationship to the next level and make it official so as to avoid losing her.
Precious purchased an engagement ring and brought it with him on the trip; in fact, the main reason he brought her there was because he wanted to pop the big question.
The next day after eating breakfast together, Precious asked Barbara to follow him for a walk to the beach. They strolled down and came to a beautifully decorated place for two. Precious secretly arranged for that place to be set up for his proposal.
Barbara was still unaware of what was going on. When they entered that spot, Precious knelt down and brought out the ring from his pocket. That sight alone was enough to😇😇 land Barbara in coma. She was extremely shocked and held her chest in the process.
“What’s going on babe?” Barbara surprisingly asked, “I want you to be my wife and the mother of my unborn children, would you marry me?.
With tears falling from Barbara’s eyes, she gently said; “Yes baby I’ll marry you, I love you so much”.
End of episode 9😉
Stay tuned to see the fate of Barbara and Mandy’s friendship, did she forgive her?