A damsel in Distress episode 3



By just looking at Martin, Vivian could suddenly tell that he was special and different from every other guy she had met in the past. Even though she had just met Martin and they had spent just 3 hours waiting for the Mechanic to fix the car, Vivian felt something for him, and her feelings weren’t fake or forced because she felt that Martin was genuine and a real deal.

Vivian didn’t need a seer to tell her that Martin was an angel in human form. His voice and words were calm and peaceful and it was obvious that he was a rich kid that was well brought up. There was just something special about his eyes and the way he smiled; and when he asked for Vivian’s name and phone number, she gave out her name and phone number without hesitating.

interestingly, Martin was quite interested to know more about Vivian and probably to see her again. Which is why he requested for her name and phone number. “Where do you live?” Martin curiously enquired and Vivian was shocked with the fact that she gave out her exact location to a total stranger.

The conversation they were having seemed to be giving Martin a great joy, that he didn’t want it to end but finally they parted ways as Martin promised to call her.

All through the drive home, Vivian thought of the calm and peaceful words that proceeded out of Martin’s mouth. Vivian was surprised deep down in her heart because no man has ever touched her heart like that before.

“No man has ever given me such good vibes, he treated me with so much respect, I feel like I have known him for a long time!” Vivian thought

In no time, Vivian arrived home and as she walked into the kitchen to get something to eat, her phone rang. It was an unknown number and Vivian reluctantly picked up.
“Hello Vivian, are you home now?” A voice said at the other end of the phone.

Vivian doesn’t need a soothsayer to tell her that the caller was Martin.
“Hey Martin, yes I’m home now” Vivian replied half shyly.

Vivian was so happy that Martin called her as the phone call actually made an impact and gave her the impression that Martin liked her too.

For the first time in her life, Vivian felt special and wanted, they talked for a while, Vivian gladly thanked him once again for been far too kind. And finally they ended the call but with no schedule to meet or see each other again.

But after the phone call, Vivian was so elated as she saved Martin’s phone number instantly. It was obvious that she had fallen for him. But when Vivian remembered how many times she had experience heartbreak, the thought brought tears to her eyes because no man has ever been serious with her.

Vivian suddenly became emotional and she decided not to make the same mistakes she had made in her previous relationships.
“I always fell for useless guys so easily, but why do I feel that Martin is different….. And why am I thinking about him when he hadn’t said anything to me, for Christ’s sake, we met each other today and why am I going crazy?” Vivian thought.

Vivian tried getting Martin out of her mind but the more she tried not to, the more she just couldn’t stop thinking of Martin and all the different way he made her feel in just one day of their meeting. As she wallowed in thoughts, one thing was clear and it was the fact that Martin was different from all the men she had ever been with. Every thought of Martin brought smiles to her face and she wished those happy feelings lasted forever.

Two weeks had passed and Martin didn’t call Vivian again. Vivian felt so dejected. “Maybe the feeling was not mutual, well I appreciate his kindness, I can’t forget how he waited for a whole 3 hours, he waited till my car was fixed and he also paid for the service. Oh what a nice guy” Vivian thought.

One morning, Vivian woke up in the wrong side of the bed, she was so angry, frustrated and confused.
Just as She was lost in thoughts, she was brought back to reality when her phone rang. One look at her screen and her heart suddenly jumped for joy.
She picked up the call and the voice she heard brought smiles to her face.
“Hey Martin” She greeted.

Vivian was so excited as Martin spoke at the other end of the phone. They exchanged warm greetings and chatted for a while.

“I went on a business trip…..it was an emergency trip.. i travelled for some important deals, I was so busy, meetings here and there…but you were always on my mind …” Martin revealed “Vivian, you didn’t call me not even once” he added.

“I’m so sorry, I was busy as well but…. you were always in my thoughts as well” she replied. Martin smiled and said

“Really? I’m glad to hear that because ever since I met you, you have always been on my mind, I can’t wait to see you again”

Vivian was so excited to know that Martin was also thinking about her, the whole time but she tried her best to comport herself on the phone.

“Vivian, you’re not saying anything, are you still there?” Martin asked again after he figured she was mute.

” Martin, I appreciate your help the other day and I’m sorry that I didn’t call you not even once” Vivian finally said.

“It’s okay Vivian, I want to see you again, that’s if you don’t mind, there’s something I want to discuss with you” Martin said calmly.

“I hope there’s no problem, please tell me” Vivian uttered

“I think that discussion will be more interesting if it’s done over a cup of coffee or During lunch….Please, Let’s meet up and talk, or what do you think?” Martin added.

But Vivian didn’t say a word, she was Just excited within.
“Did he just ask me out on a date?” Vivian thought

“Vivian, I really want to see you… Please let’s meet up at noon” Martin continued

Vivian and Martin finally agreed to meet up that same day at a very popular restaurant before they said their ‘goodbyes’ and ended the call.

At noon, Vivian headed towards the restaurant to meet up with Martin excitedly. In no time, she arrived and walked straight into the restaurant, She was pleased to see Martin waiting for her. After exchanging a friendly hug, they sat down, talked for a while, they ordered for a meal and the meal was served, they ate together like one happy couple.

After having the meal, Vivian’s heart raced as Martin officially asked her out and she gave in without hesitation.

“Martin, i like you too but please let’s take things slow, so we could know each other better” Vivian entered
And Martin agreed, just like Vivian, he had also experienced many heart breaks and disappointments from his past relationships and he was hoping that his new relationship with Vivian will be different. They promised to be transparent with each other and to tell one another the truth at all time.

After that day, Vivian and Martin went on many dates, their relationship was so beautiful, They were so into each other.

Some months later, Vivian introduced him to her family and of course, Martin met her son, Eric. In no time Martin became so fond of the little boy. Vivian was so excited to finally find someone one who was attached to her son.

With Martin by Vivian’s side, she felt fulfilled and she was ready to go for her dreams. Time went bye so quickly as Vivian graduated from the medical school, she pursued her medical career and her mother gradually became so proud of her.
The woman was so excited to see her daughter happy with herself.

“I can see how much your life had improved ever since Martin came in to your life, he is an angel, his kind is rare. I can’t Still believe he stayed after you told him you have a son” Vivian’s mother had said. Vivian smiled and her mother continued
“I have noticed how close he is with Eric, my grand son… they love each other…. Well it’s a good thing that Martin loves my grand son, and I pray your relationship with him leads to marriage… Come to think of it… my daughter have you been intimate with him? You know… have you slept with him?” Vivian’s mother asked .

“Mom….. No.. he wants to… But…. Mom why did you ask?” Vivian responded half shyly.

“Nothing oh…. I just want to know” Vivian’s mother continued.

“Mom…. You just want to know? Mom?” Vivian added half shyly.

“Martin is a good young man but nevertheless you should wait after marriage, I believe it’s because you did the right thing this time that’s why he is still here, men don’t appreciate loosed women” Vivian’s mother added.

“Mom, I don’t think so, I have a son already and any man could easily tell that I was loosed because I had sex before I got pregnant and had Eric, I’m not proud of the kind of life I lived, but I guess God is giving me a second chance ” Vivian entered in tears

“You are right my child, don’t cry, it’s okay my daughter, you are not a loose woman just because you had Eric, it was circumstances that led you into the hands of chief Okoh, the good part of this story is that you have a lovely son and you have a man who loves you now. Please don’t live in the past, move forward and fulfill your destiny” Vivian’s mother concluded.

Six months later, one cool Sunday evening, Martin finally proposed to Vivian and she gladly accepted. The two love birds went out to celebrate at a very classic bar, where different kind of drinks were sold.

Out of excitement, they ordered both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks to celebrate their engagement, and at the end of that date, they both ended up drunk.

The next morning, Vivian was so shocked to wake up naked beside Martin. One stare, Vivian knew they were in Martin’s bed room. It was obvious that they had sex all through the night. Vivian who was so disappointed with herself, tried to remember what had happened last night.

She remembered that when they left the bar drunk as they were heading home, Martin almost lost control of the car due his drunken state. Out of fear, They decided to park the car at the bar and they ordered for a cab, that drove them down to Martin’s house, where she spent the night.

Few weeks later, Something happened, Vivian was so shocked when she found out that she was expecting Martin’s child.
When she told her mother about the pregnancy, the old woman was disappointed in her again.

“Not again, how could you allow this to happen? I thought you wanted to do things right, why didn’t you wait till your wedding night, what will happen if Martin decide to leave now? You are so foolish” Vivian’s mother said at once.

“Mom, Martin will not leave me not now or ever, he had proposed to me and he loves me so much…we are engaged..he is with me forever” Vivian entered even though she was so scared too.

“You are sounding like a child, I’m so disappointed in you” Vivian’s mother added and walked away in anger.

For weeks, Vivian was too scared to inform Martin about the pregnancy.
“What if he leaves? What if my mother was right, oh God please I know I have sinned again but please Lord do not forsake me. I don’t want to be a single parent of two children. Please let the love Martin feels for me be true like he claimed” Vivian thought.

Vivian who couldn’t hide the truth from Martin any longer, decided to open up.

One day, She was lost in her thought, when her phone rang.
Lo and behold the call was from Martin. Vivian picked up nervously.

“Hey my love, how are you?” Martin greeted warmly.

“Martin I’m not fine, I’m scared….. I’m terrified” Vivian entered in tears.

“My love, what happened? Please talk to me, it’s been a while, are you okay?” Martin added.

Vivian lost her voice as she couldn’t utter a word, she was just crying over the phone, Martin hanged up and that broke Vivian’s heart the more.

An hour later, Vivian was shocked to see Martin in her house, she ran into his arms and they hugged each other so tightly. When Martin saw that Vivian was calm and was in her right frame of mind.

He asked “My love, can you tell me why you were scared? For weeks you refused to take my calls… What have I done?”

Vivian was mute for a while and when she noticed that Martin couldn’t bear her silence, she finally revealed that she was pregnant with his child.

“What?” Martin exclaimed. It was obvious that he was shocked as it shown clearly in his face and in his voice.

“I know that you don’t love me, the love you claim you have for me is fake even the marriage proposal right?” Vivian threw in.

“My love what are you saying, I love you and I want to marry you, I’m just shocked because I didn’t see that coming, we only made love once…..we were both drunk remember and I never thought you will end up pregnant but I swear I love you and I want our child. We have to fix a date for our wedding but first I will have to introduce you to my family. Please don’t ever doubt my love, I love you” Martin entered calmly.

Vivian hugged him with tears falling from her eyes.
“I’m sorry please forgive me” she said. Martin kissed her so passionately and reassured her of his undying love.



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