*** ONE LAST TIME ***
© Sonia Okehie
They started dating a week after they met and made love on that same day. Stacy didn’t want to give him her body too soon but how could she had withstood the hot temptation standing just right in front of her. Randy went on an on that night and didn’t want to stop at all. He was a burning fire just like her but the only difference between both of them was that Stacy still had a conscience for God, but Randy wasn’t bothered at all.
Their relationship was a bit dry because it seems that love making was the only thing they did whenever they were together. They never had any genuine conversation, neither did they have any true connection and affection for each other.
Deep down in Stacy’s heart, she knew that wasn’t the life she wanted, she knew there was something better out there, she hated herself all the time and always walked around with guilty conscience. “How long would this continue? I’m so tired of living like this. God I’m so sorry but I just can’t help myself. Why did you create this desire of pleasure if you knew giving into it would be a sin? Forgive me and I promise never to give my body to Randy again, in short I’m calling off the relationship after this prayer” She silently said one evening while driving home from work.
Just as she was done talking to God, her phone rang and it was Randy calling. Stacy’s heart dropped and her palms started sweating because she obviously knew where that call was going to land her.
At first she didn’t want to pick up, but finally did when he called the second time. “Hi Hun” she greeted, “Hey babe, are you done from work?” he out-rightly enquired, “Yes, I am” Stacy replied. “I want you on my bed now! Drive down to my house, you are sleeping over tonight” Randy commanded and Stacy’s heart skipped severally beats.
At that moment, she wanted to decline his command and keep to her promise to God but just couldn’t. It’s sad indeed that her will power wasn’t strong enough to shut her urge down. After a little silence, she managed to say “I’m coming” and ended the call.
On her way to Randy’s house, she said “Please Lord, one last time I promise”. I bet she felt God was a joke but who could blame a pleasure addict like Stacy. She was lost indeed and it would only take a strong willed man to find her.
Everything went on as usual in Stacy’s life until a great encounter happened one fateful day. On that day, she stepped out to support her friend who was a fashion designer. Her friend was having a runway fashion show so Stacy needed to be there at all cost.
Halfway into the journey, her car broke down on the high way. Stacy got out from the car to see what the problem could be. As she stood there like a damsel in distress, a car drove pass her and suddenly started reversing backward towards where she parked.
As she saw the car coming, she sighed in relief because she knew help had come. Waiting to see who it was, a dark handsome man came down from the sophisticated car and her heart raced. ‘What’s wrong with it?” the stranger asked, “Uhmm, I don’t really know, it just broke down and I’m really in a hurry to get to where I’m going to” she politely replied.
The handsome stranger looked at her, smiled and said “If you are in a hurry, why not get into my car let me drop you off then I can call my mechanic afterwards to help fix the car”. That sounded like a totally great idea so she accepted his offer. “Thank you so much” she said and entered inside the car.
Immediately she got inside, the first thing she noticed was the peaceful gospel music that was playing. Her body suddenly grew cold as she listened to the uplifting lyrics of the song. There was just this peaceful presence in his car that Stacy couldn’t explain. She had never felt that kind of peace in a very long time.
Before she could fully get lost in the presence, the handsome guy interrupted. “Please can I know your name?” he asked, “Stacy” she replied. He turned towards her direction and said, ‘that’s a nice name you’ve got” and she thanked him for the nice compliment.
“Can I know your name too” she asked and he said “My name is Noble!”…….
To be continued…