To Hell With Love
( Episode six)
Lara was confused about Michael’s behavior and the things he said .
“what do u mean? Lara asked still unable to understand what Michael his saying.
” I meant to say that this is the real Lady I met some weeks ago, a Lady that was so fearless to the extent of slapping a man, Michael said and Lara was shocked. feeling of guilt consumed her, she wonders what Michael would to do her.
“Look mr Michael I’m really sorry about our first encounter, I’m sorry, I was just preventing some things, Lara said .
Michael looked at her and smile then he said ” have signed to contract ”
“what did u say? Lara asked
” I said have signed the contract, we love your designs and your proposal , they were great and excellent, Michael said
Lara was just staring still couldn’t believe what she just heard, if he had signed the contract, so why all the unnecessary stress or was he just testing her, Lara thought within her.
“Mr Michael I don’t really know what to say , I’m just confused, Lara said
” look Lara , I don’t know what you think of me the first time we met but I would love to correct that impression if you give me a chance, Michael said.
“Lara was just quite , she didn’t know what to do, Michael has really been a cool guy, he even approved the contract despite their differences but what she don’t know , is why he is doing all these.
” Mr Michael , why are you doing all these, I know i have really wronged you in the past but I have my reasons for doing that , please whatever you have in mind or the one am thinking you have in mind , it can’t work, Lara said as she grab her bag .
“look Lara , I don’t know what you are thinking but I know something is going on in your mind, a load that need to be removed. just give me a chance, I just want to be your friend that’s all, Michael said.
” Michael , it can’t work and by the way thanks for everything , thanks for not letting our differences gets into the way of business , Lara said and left.
Michael was extremely disturbed, he just have this feelings that Lara needs help and he needs to get close to her , but how can he do that when she is not even giving him the chance.
Lara got home and was thinking about Michael, she was fully aware that there is this strange connection she feels towards Michael but she can’t allow herself to be hurt twice.
she thought she should give Michael a chance or not?
is there a room for love in her life?
No, there is no room, I have already decided that to hell with love and everything about it.
After two weeks, everything has gone back to normal in Lara’s life but she haven’t completely forgot about Michael, sometimes she wishes she can see him at least one time.
One Saturday while Lara was at home preparing her lunch, it was rainy so everyone was indoor , suddenly she heard a knock on her door, she wonder who the person was. someone coming to visit her under this heavy rain?
“Hold on am coming, Lara said as she rushed to get the door. Immediately Lara opened it, behold the person she saw , Michael.
Michael stood at the door, his clothes were wet and soaked.
” Michael! what are you doing here and under this heavy rain? , how did you even know my place? Lara said
“could you at least ushered me in, before any court questions, you can see am already soaked and am shivering, Michael said.
Lara looked at him from head to toe and finally said ” come in”
To Hell With Love
Lara was still shocked about how Michael was able to locate her house.
How was he able to get her address?
After some minutes that Michael entered, Lara has already been feeling awkward, she was just pacing up and down in the parlour.
“Mr Michael , I still don’t understand what you are doing here, I mean how did u get my address?
you can’t just come and invade my privacy, I really don’t like that idea, Lara said
Michael breath down and then answered
” what don’t you like Lara? the idea that am just trying to be a friend but you keep pushing me away?
the idea that I like you and i want to know you more but you kept blocking every way. Lara I don’t know what you think of me but am not like that. I am a man of respect, I don’t go about chasing women, they are the ones who come after me.
if you have been hurt in the past that doesn’t mean you should hurt other people or treat others as thrash.
you know what miss Lara, am sorry if I pushed it, i’m sorry for coming here, i’m sorry for invading your privacy, I promise you here and now that i will never disturb you again, I will never try to come close to you, I’m so sorry, Michael as he stood up and made his way to the door.
Lara was so ashamed of her action, the words of Michael really eat deep into her, she didn’t know what to say.
As Michael was about to leave , then Lara said with a teary voice
I’m sorry, it wasn’t my fault, Lara said making Michael to stop and turned back.
“you know I just want to be a friend, a friend to help share your burden, am not here to hurt you, Michael said making Lara cried the more. Michael moved closer and turned Lara to face him , then he said ” you can tell me everything dear friend “, Michael said holding Lara.
Lara quickly wipe away her tears and said ” Not today but one day ”
“if you say so, stop crying then , I don’t like it when ladies cry, Michael said
” oh really!! no problem , Lara said wiping her face properly.
“That more like a good girl, ummm I smell something, Michael said jokingly
” ummm long throat, anyways I was just rounding up in the kitchen when you came, Lara said
“wow, so what did u make, the weather is really cold and it needs something hot, Michael said jokingly.
” I made fried rice and chicken , come let’s go , Lara said as she takes Michael’s hand and led him to the dinning table and they both had lunch.
That very day marked the beginning of Lara’s happiness, there is no day Michael won’t call or visit her, they became so close that people started saying they were dating especially Lara’s neighbor.
one day in her compound , one of her neighbor called her and said to her that she is glowing .
“Aunty Lara, you are glowing these days ooo, what’s the secret? the neighbor asked
” my dear thank you but no secret anywhere, is just God, Lara replied
“ummm if you say so sister Lara but am sure is because of that uncle that is always coming here , the neighbor said and just when the finished her statement , Michael entered, then the neighbor whispered into Lara’s ear
” indeed na God , see as him fine like Baba God real blood, the neighbor whose name is moji said and this made Lara to smile widely.
Lara has really enjoyed her relationship with Michael, though they are both playing it on a neutral ground but Lara has deeply fallen in love with Michael but she wonders if Michael also feels the same for her.