(Episode 23) Total Defiance … The Beauty of a Beast!

(Episode 23) Total Defiance … The Beauty of a Beast!

She took her time to study him quite well. Dave had nothing like deceit in him. He was a shy guy who found it difficult to approach women and so had to remain single for a very long time. While they were still on the friendship level, he took her home and his parents especially his mum took a liking to her and started disturbing him to consider having her as wife. He told them about her previous marriage and how he wasn’t sure she would agree to his proposal but they made him understand that everyone was not the same. She might have had a bad experience with her previous in law but in their family, they were not like that.

Sometimes, his mum would call her so they could hang out together, go shopping and go to spas together. She got to know how different the woman was from Lanre’s mum who never really liked her from the onset of their relationship. She knew the woman wanted her to marry her son but she just wasn’t sure she was ready for another marriage just yet so each time she brought up the topic, she would jokingly brush it aside and bring up another topic.

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Lanre did not give up hope in his search for his wife. He had to call the company to ask of her, they were reluctant to disclose her address at first but after sometime and knowing he is her husband, they finally gave him her address. He decided to go there on a Saturday when he knew she wasn’t going to the office but unfortunately he picked the wrong day because she was with Dave when he knocked on the door and was asked in.

Nkeiru’s eyes almost popped out of their sockets when he stepped into her room. She and Dave were on the bed viewing the pictures they took the first time they met at Millennium Park. She sat up with a start and sent the phone flying across the bed. Dave was surprised at her reaction and looked at Lanre suspiciously.

Nkeiru: “He is my husband or he was my husband” she said indifferently for the sake of Dave.

Lanre: “Can we talk in private please?” he asked ignoring Dave.

Nkeiru: “No! Say whatever you have to say in his presence. He knows all of our story already” she replied not bulging from beside Dave or offering him a seat. “So what can I do for you?”

Lanre: “I am sorry. I have come to take you back home”

Nkeiru: “Come to take who back home?”

Lanre: “You are still my wife you know? I have come to take you back home with me”

Nkeiru: “You are really bold you know? I am not even supposed to e talking to you. Please who gave you my address?”

Lanre: “That does not matter does it? What matters is that I am back now and we can get back together now”

Nkeiru: “I am not going back with you not even over my dead body”

Lanre: “Honey…”he started going towards her but she stopped him.

Nkeiru: “Don’t come close to me and don’t ever call me honey again”

Lanre: “I know I hurt you real bad” he tried getting close to her again but Dave stepped in between them,

Dave: “Step back Mr. She said you shouldn’t get close to her. Please respect her wish” he said with a menacing look on his face.

Lanre: “Excuse me? And who are you if I may ask? What are you doing with another man’s wife in a room?” he returned the look.

Nkeiru: “Lanre step back now please…” she tugged on Dave’s trousers to sit down and he reluctantly did. “I have moved on Lanre. You should go back to your wife in the States now”

Lanre: “We are no longer together. We are divorced”

Nkeiru: “I see! No wonder you decided to come back. You need a woman to warm your bed right and you think I am the best candidate for that right? When you find another woman you feel you love, then you can treat me like trash and leave me in the lurch right?”

Lanre: “I have come to make amends honey. Please give me another chance, let’s forget the past and try work out the present. Please?”

Nkeiru: “Lanre get out of my room” she started being aggressive. “Because of your mum I lost my baby and instead of sympathizing with me, what did you do? You acted like it was my fault. I almost committed suicide because of you and now you want me to forget the past? You think sorry can solve everything in this world? I don’t want you in my life again. Right now I know what true happiness actually means, I don’t ever want to have anything to do with you again. Now with all said and done, can you leave?” she walked to the door and opened it ajar from him.

Lanre: “Are you sure this is what you really want? Are you doing this cos of this man? Don’t forget the devil you know is better than the angel you don’t know”

Nkeiru: “Yeah I know and I will not forget. You can go and marry your mother now, send my regards to her. Tell her the witch, the oloshi, the mad woman is doing so well where she is. Tell her I said thanks, we shall meet again someday” she said and walked out prompting Lanre to do the same.

Lanre: “Okay can you allow me to spend the night here please? It is getting late already and I cannot go back to Lagos today again. Please?”

Nkeiru: “Why will I let you do a thing like that? What are hotels for?”

He wanted to tell her he had no money for hotels but checked himself. He didn’t want her to know about his financial problems as that would make her even more convinced about not letting him back into her life. He walked out dejectedly not knowing where he was to go to.  He decided to roam around in the park until late at night, then he would beg one of the drivers to let him sleep in the bus since he wanted to take the first bus back.

After he left, she broke down and wept on Dave’s shoulder.

Dave: “It’s okay dear. You did well” he patted her back gently.

Nkeiru: “Yeah yeah. I feel better now and light. I guess hearing him apologize like that healed my heart much better than telling myself I hate him” she said sniffing.

Dave: “So I guess you have forgiven him? If you haven’t then you should. Since you wouldn’t be doing it for him but for yourself”

Nkeiru: “Yeah I have forgiven him but I am never going back to him”

Dave: “Yeah you don’t have to. All you need do is forgive and wish him the best”

Nkeiru: “Okay love. Thank you so much” she said and smiled coyly.

When Vanessa came back from her date with Nkem, she filled her in on what had happened in her absence.

Vanessa: “Oh my God! I can’t believe I missed all that. Had I been around, I’d have treated his fuckup in a way he wouldn’t be able to forget in a long time. It pained me sha…kai” she said with regret. “But hope you feel better now?”

Nkeiru: “I feel more than better my dear. I am genuinely happy now. Very soon, I will send him our divorce papers. I am never going back there. I’d rather remain a spinster for life than go back to a marriage where I was treated less than an animal. I am done enduring marriage”

Vanessa: “Yeah! Marriage should be enjoyed not endured my dear. So guess what? Nkem proposed to me and I said yes” she lifted up her ring finger and there adorning it was a silver ring with a sparkling diamond at its centre. They both jumped up with excitement and hugged each other. Nkeiru was so happy for her friend at last.

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Erica: “No you cannot go back, please don’t go back I beg you” she held on to her stomach. “The baby needs you alive. I need you too please” she pleaded desperately not knowing the right words to use in dissuading him from going back.

Boss: “It is Audu we are talking about. He has been a friend and a brother. I have to rescue him” as he said this, he remembered that in his haste, he hadn’t worn their normal army carmo and the jungle boots. He had worn jean trousers on shirt and only managed to take his mask. He knew then that it was time for her to know his true identity if he wanted to live for her. He reached for the back of his head and unfastened the mask, he removed it slowly and faced her. She almost collapsed…

Erica: “Patrick! Oh no!” she was dumbstruck, she could not believe her eyes.

Pat: “Yeah I have to go now. Like this, I will be able to persuade them that I am a civilian” he said and left their hiding place without waiting for her reply.

As soon as he stepped out into the open, he saw Audu running towards him away from a soldier who was on his heels. Their eyes met and a shot rang out, Audu stopped all of a sudden still looking at him. Then he smiled and fell down dead. he lifted his hands up in the air when the soldier aimed the gun at him too.

Pat: “I am just a civilian and my house is down the road” he said innocently. Another soldier ran up to the first one and recognised him immediately.

2nd Soldier: “Hey Patrick! What are you doing here? He is my friend and he was the one giving us information about this group from the onset. He called us last night about hearing gunshots nearby where he lives and that is why we are here, besides he is my friend” he said and the other soldier lowered his gun.

Pat looked at the boy lying dead on the floor and muttered “I am sorry” silently.

Pat: “Thanks guys for heeding to my call. My girlfriend was the one who was kidnapped that night. So I couldn’t help but come out here to know what was happening. I have been so desperate to see her rescued that when I heard the gunshots, my mind went to her first. I just took a bold step. I hid myself behind that tent over there to see if I could sight her, I thought you guys will not come soon enough. Thanks a lot” she shook their hands one after the other.

2nd Soldier: “You are brave man. Hope you found your woman? Besides this place reek of women and children, where do we take them all to? Especially the children” he asked worriedly.

Pat: “Yeah I did. Humanitarians can be reached out to. But we will discuss that later, I have to take her home, she has been battered both emotionally and physically by this people.

2nd Soldier: “Yeah sure! Go on ahead while we round the criminals up” he said.

She waited and prayed silently within her that he would be fine. She quickly buried the mask in the ground. He came back, drew her to himself and hugged her so tight. She pushed him back, she was yet to come to terms with him being Patrick, the man she revered. As they turned back to leave, little did they know that Locust who had been shot and laid some feet away from Audu  was not dead. He had seen the exchange between Patrick and the soldiers, Saw him and Erica walking away and reached out for the gun in front of him. He conked it weakly, aimed at Patrick and drew the trigger and off it went kaboom!

Patrick stopped in his track all of a sudden, squeezed Erica’s hand and slumped down, blood oozed from the left side of his upper back…

Question: There is a saying in the bible which goes thus: ‘he who lives by the sword shall die by the sword’. Do you think it is the case for Patrick? Would you rather that Nk forgives her husband or move on with Dave?

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158 Comments

    • Nkieru go for Dave,serve lanre and mother right,hmm Erica your parent is in mess,patric Bible says it shall come to pass serve you right

  1. hmmmmmm Pat is d boss. I hope he stays alive for Erica and his unborn child. NK Pls move on jare, settle down wt Dave and Lanre can go ahead and marry his mother, good radiance to bad rubbish. d suspense here is killing……

  2. Hmmmm…. Adelove.com.. kai see story. How can one ever think that the story will be linked to Patrick..
    I think he won’t die, but he needs to pay for his crime and sin.
    I think Nkeiru needs to forgive her husband, the bible never supported divorce..

  3. No should forgive but let her not try to go back again so that her wicked mother in-law will smell suffering.she go can go with Dave, at least lenre started it do chase for an alarm. Patrick Hmmm! I just fear oh!

  4. Hmmmm! Really feel for Erica,i hope patrick does not die o, Erica wont be the same again, it will be a big trauma. Nk should forgive Lanre and go on with David her new found love.

  5. From d depth of his heart he has promised to stop it bt he ll still be punished cos he can’t go scot free.
    Nk will av to forgive Lanre n move on.

  6. Emotions are bin toiled with here… Mmmmm Mr pat sorry… game up .. wen u wnt to amend ur wrong, same gun u use to kill gunned u down. Nk shud forgive her husband as she is still legally married to him. I think she will move on and lanre will be stranded.

  7. patrick should be punished. nkeiru should forgive but not go back to him because if Lanre hadnt been sent out by the white woman, he wouldnt have come back begging

  8. i knew d mask man ws patrick…i remembered wen Erica told him she was in love wit one patrick nd she smiled…..hmmmmm…locust fucked up…NK has to forgive her husband nd move on…but its not biblical to get married to someone wen ur partner is still alive….i understand her feeling….but we shouldd all recognize d fact that marriage is for better or worse…Nk is going against d vow nd GOD can never be happy wit her….thats d bitter truth

  9. i knew d mask man ws patrick…i remembered wen Erica told him she was in love wit one patrick nd she smiled…..hmmmmm…locust fucked up…NK has to forgive her husband nd move on…but its not biblical to get married to someone wen ur partner is still alive….i understand her feeling….but we shouldd all recognize d fact that marriage is for better or worse…Nk is going against d vow nd GOD can never be happy wit her….thats d bitter truth

    • Sis Kemi, if Na u will u go back to such guy despite wot his mum and he did to u? Let’s b realistic here, marriage is meant to Enjoy and nt Endure. Out of 100% here today, majority of dem are nt marrying their true partner. So it means Lanre and Nk are nt meant to b together. Even u ursef, can’t go back to Lanre kus d guy go still repeat wetin he do.

  10. Wow,getting more interesting, can’t believe DAT,as 4 NK,she shouldn’t just 4give him yet,let him pass try d same stress she went try 4 nau.

  11. My guess was just right. I knew it was Patrick all along. I wished him safe but he should face justice for taking lives. For Nkeru, she should forgive him but with conditions.

  12. Oh dear!
    Nk should move on with Dave atleast it will help her mother in law treat her sins wife bettec, if he re marries. She deserves to be happy.
    I pray Patrick won’t die, like I know his the one but what pushed him into it.

  13. Yeah yeah…he who lives by the sword, die by the sword. But its my prayer that he ll survive for Erica. As for Nk, forgive your husband,but going back,hell NO.

  14. I wish Patrick will not die. NK should move on with Dave and forget about Lanre who is so selfish with his mother who is greedy. Good riddance to bad rubbish for NK

  15. Ahhhh, very interesting story. l really enjoy it, can’t wait to read the last episode. Kudos to adelove & crew.

  16. Patric Will surely die by sword, Bt e shud Live bcos of his unborn Child.. ..eriça should forgive ha husband bt neva go bak to him again….. Good radiance to bad rubbish

    • Yeah that saying is true…. but as long as he has accepted his sins and determined to change then I guess there is a second chance. Even the scripture says “THAT GOD IS NOT HAPPY THAT A SINNER DIES BUT THERE IS GREAT JOY IN HEAVEN WHEN A SINNER REPENTS” So I believe that God wants to give him a second chance. And for NK my dear God has given her Dave and I think Dave is what she really needs. I love the way she has forgiven him but she should never go back because they don’t deserve her at all. Dave and his Mother will be the kind of family that will make her dream marriage come through. ADELOVE YOU ARE AMAZING AND I CANT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR SHOWING US WHAT MAY OR WILL BECOME OF US IF WE FELLOW THE WRONG WAY….. YOUR STORIES ARE FULL OF MORAL LESSONS FOR ALL.

      WITH ADELOVE.COM LONLINESS IS JUST A STORY…..

  17. Pat has destroyed so many lives, though he has repented but he will still be punish for his sin. If Lanre sin has not find him out he will never remember Nk again. Nk should forgive him and his mother and move on with her new life.

  18. Yes that saying is true and he will surely die by a gun but not just yet, he will live to die another day.. Wow! So it’s Patrick.. I can’t wait to know y he became the boss.. NK should move on with Dave.

  19. he will.not die.serves lanre right ohhe had Gold but wanted diamond not knowing dat not all dat glitters is gold.i love diis story.waiting for final episode.

  20. Hehehe.. #Adelove. You owe me. Pat won’t die and won’t be exposed. NK should better move on and leave Lanre. He is not good for her emotional health at all. And his mother will still treat her badly

  21. The saying is tru bt wit a little good heart that he has will save n give him a second chance to live. Adelove make sure u xplain ow pat cums abt dis gang of a tin o. I felt for audu,RIP. He is a loyal servant to boss n erica. Nk should forgive his ex husband n move on a better life wit dave. Am happy 4 vanny,u also deserve d best.

  22. I still don’t get how Patrick who is also a great poet got to be a terrorist…. How he combined his savage life with his normal life is confusing… Please writer, shed more light on this in d final episode…Nice one, Adelove crew….

  23. yes it is d case of patrick but i pray dat God wil save him 4 d sake of Erica, nkeiru should 4give lanre nd if she want 2 move on wit dave no problem is nt her fault is what bad mother in law curses 4 there children

  24. it’s a pity to see Patrick dead…..NK should move on with Dave and forget that bastard called Lanre joor.

  25. She should forgive him and come back to her husband lanre no matter what has happened.she should remember divorce is sin.so sorry for pat.The saying he who killed by sword shall die by sword is nothing but the truth.

  26. I just hope that isn’t the case of Patrick Lanre is only back cus he has lost everything..Nk shud 4give him and move on with her life

  27. Nk should forgive Lanre and move on with Dave since Lanre is already reaping what he sow. As for Pat, I still seems not to understand what is happening

  28. Hmmm,I said it that d boss is Patrick. He might not survive.Nk shouldn’t go back to Lenre.Interesting story.

  29. I knw Patrick deserve 2 die……. Bt despite been successful dere must b a reason y he is a kidnapper n a killer…… So I blive he won’t die bt live 2 tell d story on hw he became a killer at nite n a poet at day……… If nk is hapi wit Dave she should stick 2 him bt 4give lanre…… Lanre hope u hav learnt ur lesson…….. So jus move on cos she has too

  30. hmmm let that not happen to him oh, i’ve seen beauty in his beast, as for NK she deserves to be happy let her be with dave

  31. God will not allow Patrick to die for the sake of Erica…but what of the original boss that abducted Erica? Nkeiru should never try to go back to Lanre..let him marry his gold digger mum..He can’t eat his cake and has it back..

  32. Yeah that saying is true…. but as long as he has accepted his sins and determined to change then I guess there is a second chance. Even the scripture says “THAT GOD IS NOT HAPPY THAT A SINNER DIES BUT THERE IS GREAT JOY IN HEAVEN WHEN A SINNER REPENTS” So I believe that God wants to give him a second chance. And for NK my dear God has given her Dave and I think Dave is what she really needs. I love the way she has forgiven him but she should never go back because they don’t deserve her at all. Dave and his Mother will be the kind of family that will make her dream marriage come through. ADELOVE YOU ARE AMAZING AND I CANT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR SHOWING US WHAT MAY OR WILL BECOME OF US IF WE FELLOW THE WRONG WAY….. YOUR STORIES ARE FULL OF MORAL LESSONS FOR ALL.

    WITH ADELOVE.COM LONLINESS IS JUST A STORY…..

  33. Nkeiru should not go back to Lanre because if the same issue happens again he will still behaves in the same manner, also his wicked mum . I wonder what Pete is looking for that turns him to a monster like that but I wish he doesn’t die for Erica’s sake.

  34. Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
    Nk forgive your man&go back to him.God hate divorce.I understand your plights but please forgive Lanre.ha,Lanre,I pity you o o.
    Patrick,l knew right from time that you are the Boss,but I just wonder what lead you into it,because you have a wealth of knowledge,a poet,writer,etc.I wonder why you are angel in the day but devil @night.God will only have mercy on you because you have repented.
    Erica,God will help you.

  35. Hhmmmm I know the boss was Patrick…… I can’t say much about Patrick but I know he won’t die but will face justice…… NK should forgive Lanre and move on with David

  36. Yes o I feel it was so for Patrick but I also feel that since he met Erica God would save him since his soldier friend was there and NK should forgive Lanre but divorce him because even in the Bible divorce is allowed on the ground of infidelity extra marital affair cheating etc

  37. She shd move on no looking back @ all, gud riddance to bad rubbish! I believe Dave wil make a gud hubby compensating her 4 all d truma she passed tru in lanre’s house cos of his devilish moda as pat’s moda wl b her mom again.

  38. She shld forgive but not go bk to me, cos same situation is to play the outcome wld still be the same. He is not worth it, nd she deserves better. I LOVE ADELOVE but i wonder why Patrick is involved in this. A big twist in the story i must say..

  39. I still don’t believe its Patrick, cus on the night of that attack… he didn’t receive the usual fb message from Erica… He got worried sick until he heard about the attack… he now made enquiry about the attack, he also tried his best to know if there is any way he could find her and later loosed hope when all his effort yielded no fruit…. I can still remember all this things…. so how come its Patrick

  40. no, i pray God gives him a second chance for he already has a repentant heart. As for lanre, he cannot eat his cake n have it. This should be a lesson to all married men who let their mothers run their homes for them.

  41. Where is the Patrick coming from? He was equally looking for a means to find Erica and not to be the Boss of killing and kidnapping here. Adelove pls weigh this story. All the way from Abuja to Niger to kidnap and kill? Who was with Vanessa then in the room when he said he wanted to be left alone in his study on the system? I feel Nkeiru should give herself a break with Dave and forgive and accept Lanre back into her life. It was all a mistake that can be forgiven and he has learnt his lessons. Give him tough time but accept him back no matter what. To ere is human but to forgive is divine. Patrick won’t die.

  42. Wow! I guessed right that Boss is Patrick, I pray he should not die not now that Erica has got to know him….Nk once bitten twice shy,take heed,you can forgive Lanre but don’t go back to him not now that he is completely drench

  43. Nkeiru needs to move on with her life since she has forgiven lanre. Patrick should not die for d sake of Erica’s baby

  44. Nkeiru needs to move on with her life since she has forgiven lanre. Patrick should not die for d sake of Erica’s baby.

  45. Hmmm Patrick d boss, Interesting, well that’s what the bible say but i pray he does not die. Nk should forgive lanre but going back to him is what i would not subscribe for. A man who left his and marry another because he wants to gain, forgets the wife who was maltreated by his mother, no way. Nk needs to be happy, lanre should go n sort himself out.

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