DEATH WISH EPISODE ( FINALE)

 

 

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Okay, so I’m not a fan of tragic endings…
Most importantly this is supposed to be a romantic book and not a tragedy so let’s dive in…

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The machine beeped loudly…
He winced.
His lips twitched slightly…
His fingers moved and he forced his eyelids open…
The bright rays of the sun stung his eyes and he immediately shut them again…

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“He’s awake!!! Oh my God!!! He’s awake!!! Get the doctor!!!”
He heard loud screams……
“Adrian!!!”
The voice came again.
That voice…
That sweet soothing voice…
He felt soft warm hands cupping his face…
He tasted salty liquid at the side of his mouth…
Were those tears?
He winced again as he tried to open his eyes.
Why did it feel as though he had been asleep forever?.
He squinted his eyes, opening them halfway.

His gaze met hers…..
And before he could say a word, the door to the hospital ward burst open and a man followed by a female younger version of himself barged in…
He squinted his eyes more, staring at each one of them, recognizing them immediately…
“Tessy? F..father?”
What was happening?
Why did it feel as though he was meeting them after a very long time?….
He tried to sit up but the woman held him.
“Don’t move son..you’re still wounded. Oh I can’t believe you’re finally awake”
He frowned.
Wound?
What wound?
He let his mind drift back, the memories coming back…
Maya!
She was shot and…

He swallowed, his eyes widening.
She died in his arms…
Maya!!.
Suddenly, he began to struggle.
Several tubes attached to his chest were preventing him from moving…
He struggled more…
Maya!!
He had to see her.

Suddenly the electrocardiogram began to beep loudly.
His pressure was rising…..
His breathing getting ragged by the second…
He could hear screams as he felt his weak body being pinned down to the bed…
He winced loudly as the tip of the needle was shoved into his wrist, injecting the liquid into his system…
“Maya”
He repeated until the medicine took effect, sending him back to a state of unconsciousness.

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TWO WEEKS LATER…..

Adrian stepped out of the bathroom, wiping the water around his wound carefully.
He threw the towel towards the dressing table and plopped himself up on the bed…
He leaned back against the headboard, shut his eyes and let his mind wander just like he had been doing for the past two weeks since he came out of coma…
He winced at his thoughts.

Coma. 
He still couldn’t believe he had been in a coma for two good weeks…
He had woken up and there was no sign of Maya, Lord Greene, grandma Cecilia, his friends…
No sign of them…
Had he been dreaming while he was in coma?…
But it felt so so real…
The connection.
The immense love he felt for Maya…
It all felt so real…
If there was one thing he was grateful for, it was the fact that he never really died and came back to life…..

Jeez!! Gross!!.
He was grateful for the fact that, he never really had to see the love of his life die right in his arms…
He sighed…
“Adrian?”
He opened his eyes to see his mother standing behind the door, peeping inside…
“Come in mother”

She strolled in together with her husband.
“How do you feel son?” She asked as they took a seat near him on the bed…
Adrian smiled…
She had been checking on him almost every hour ever since he was discharged several days ago…
And like always, he answered
“I’m fine”…
She smiled at him…
And that was when his guilty conscience decided to rear its ugly head…..
He could recall their last conversation before he got shot…
He was rude to her.

If someone had told him, he was going to be shot twice, that day, he would have laughed it off but after his near-death experience, he had come to realize, every single second of life was worth more than thousands of sacks of gods and diamonds.
Funny how, it took him receiving bullets just to realize that…
He stared at his mother.
It was now or never.
“Mom. I’m sorry… I’m sorry for how I behaved with you that day before I got….”
“Don’t say it Adrian” she interrupted.
“Still I’m sorry… You don’t know what it feels like to see your entire life flash before your eyes… You don’t know how it feels like to feel life slowly ebbing out of you and then you suddenly realize your lifestyle has never been anything to write home about…

I came to realize that, ever single moment is worth more than anything… And that’s why…..” He paused and inhaled loudly…
This was the time to move onto the next phase of his life…
Procrastination, he had come to realize, was the thief of time.
“I’ve decided to get married to the girl of your choice… You were talking to me about one of the father’s friends who has a daughter before that incident. I’m a ready mother… You can’t set up a meeting… Now if you want”

The smile he saw on both his parent’s face was totally worth it…
He smiled back…
“Are you serious Adrian?”
“I’ve never been a serious mother especially after..” He paused…
No, he wasn’t going to tell him about his dream…
It was a secret only he was going to have access to and treasure for the rest of his life…
Maya…
It might have been just a dream, but her memories were forever going to remain tucked away in a special place…

“After what happened… I’m a ready mom” he finished…
“Oh thank heavens!! I’m going to make a call!!” His mother clapped excitedly as she dashed out…
Father and son chuckled at her childishness…..
“I’m proud of you son… Very”
“Thank you dad”
He smiled…

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And that was how, exactly two hours later, Adrian found himself seated inside a beautifully decorated, candlelit restaurant, waiting for his date…yeah! Date!
Within an hour, his mother had managed to get him a date and reservations at the restaurant…
His mother could be spontaneous like that…Adrian stared at his watch and adjusted his suit…
Did he look presentable?.
What if she didn’t like him?.
What if?
Adrian chuckled at his thoughts.
For the first time, he was worried about his appearance.
He let his mind wander off again.
Was he even going to like the girl?.
He was never a fan of arranged marriage so what if…

“Holy shit!!!”
All his thoughts flew out the window when he spotted her walking towards his table.
His jaw literally dropped to the ground.
He was expecting a very sophisticated dressed lady to approach him but instead, all she was wearing was an off shoulder beige colored floral dress that stopped on her knees.
Her very dark hair tied into a neat ponytail and it swung back and forth with each step she took…
“Hi…Adrian Kapala?”
Her sweet voice brought him out of his reverie.
“Ugh yes”

She nodded and sat across him…
She immediately reached into her bag and pulled out a beautiful brown case…he watched in fascination as she opened the case, brought out a blue-back glasses and put it on…
Okay, now if his jaw had dropped earlier, then now, his jaw just dropped beneath the ground.
Did she wear glasses too?
Oh was the heavens trying to give him a sign?!!

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“I’m Marilyn” her voice interrupted his thoughts…
Okay!!
Maya… Marilyn.
Did you see that?
It kinda rhymed.
They both began with the letter ‘M’
Suddenly he grinned as he stared at her beautiful face…
“I think we are going to enjoy each others company a whole lot. I’m not a fan of arranged marriage but f*ck!!! You just changed my mind!!”
She giggled…
“So… Can you tell me about yourself beautiful?”
He grinned when he noticed her blush hard.
So she also liked it when he called her beautiful…
Oh, his mothers choice was the best after all!!

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A YEAR LATER…

Marilyn stood in front of their honeymoon suite, contemplating whether to go in or not.
Yeah, honeymoon.
She had just gotten married to Adrian upon their parents’ insistence.
Initially, Adrian had hesitated but then after so many persuasions, they had gotten married
Marilyn sighed and pushed the door open, plastering the best smile she could muster on her face…
Her smile dropped as soon as she stepped inside the suite…

It wasn’t decorated as she had envisaged…
It looked like a normal hotel room, with just the basic stuff.
Bed, TV, a sofa, a table, and what have you…
Taking in a deep breath, she shut the door behind her and went to stand in front of the mirror as she took off her gown…
She stared at her almost naked self.
Wasn’t she attractive enough?
Why couldn’t he love her then?
Yes, it was an arranged marriage but still…
She sighed again.
Recalling how nervous and jittery he had looked before and after the wedding…
After the reception, he just disappeared…
Stropping her remaining clothes and tucking them carefully away, she strolled into the bathroom…

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Marilyn stepped out of the bathroom, a towel around her body, wiping her damp hair…
Suddenly she stopped in her tracks.
She had just stepped on something soft.
She looked down and gasped…
Roses!
She looked around.
Red petals were scattered beautifully on the bed and the floor.
Before she could get over her surprise, she heard the croaky voice.
She looked up and there he was, standing in all his manly glory, wearing nothing but loose jeans and a guitar in his hand.
Resting on his perfectly toned exposed tummy…
Goddamn!!! Could he get any hotter…
He was singing now.
I found love in you.
And I’ve learned to love me too.

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Forgetting she was wearing nothing but a towel she moved to his side and listened to the lyrics of the song…
She didn’t realize when he stopped.

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“I know Marilyn. I know it took me too long to express how I really feel… I know I’ve been a jerk avoiding you and all but the truth is… You drive me crazy Marilyn… This is the first time I’ve ever fallen in love and I wanted it to be perfect… For you. For me.
I thank my mother every day for giving me a beautiful, sweet…”
She didn’t let him finish when she pulled him closer and crushed her lips with his, kissing him, tasting red wine off his soft, warm lips…
“You took too long to say it, Adrian. I’ve waited so long to hear you express how you feel” she spoke against his lips and then kissed him again…

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Adrian dropped the guitar and pulled her to him, kissing her harder, easing her onto the bed…

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He stared at her, waiting for approval.
She nodded shyly and slowly, he yanked the towel off her body, revealing the naked flesh underneath…
“You’re beautiful love. So beautiful” he whispered before burying his head between her bosom, capturing her aroused breast with his mouth, and his hand molding the other, softly, ever lovingly…..
She squirmed and moaned…
He smiled…And

Tonight, he was going to love her ever gently.
He was going to imprint her essence in his mind…
Slowly and ever expertly, Adrian released her bosom and trailed his fingers down her flat tummy…
And when he reached the parting between her thighs, she opened up for him, baring her all…
And when Marilyn felt his cold fingers glide over her flower down there, she knew there and then, no man would ever make her feel the way Adrian did…
And she surrendered, moaning and calling out his name with each kiss and touch he rendered…

Adrian continued to please her with his fingers and mouth…
Rubbing, flicking, lapping, ducking, pulling… Until she came apart pleading for him to take her.
“I want you, Adrian. Please” she begged to look up into his beautiful eyes that were filled with love and desire for her.
Just for her…
Adrian ignored her as he continued to please her, teasing her engorged labia with his fingers.
Without warning, she reached down and yanked both his jeans and briefs off, leaving him naked…
She stared…
He was hard and ready for her.

Biting her lips, she pushed him down to the bed and climbed atop him, straddling him…
Slowly, ever slowly, she guided him to her core, sinking herself into him.
A throaty groan escaped Adrian’s lips as she began to move bouncing up and down…
She watched as her husband threw his head back, silent groans escaping his lips…
Ecstasy and passion overriding her senses, she increased her pace, bouncing faster, placing her hands on his chest for support.
Sounds of flesh meeting each other and moans and groans filled the room as their passion overrode with sparked pleasure.

“Oh f*ck!!! Marilyn!!” Adrian groaned as she increased her pace much faster…..
“Adrian!! Oh!!” She moaned in return, basking in pure eternal Bliss until she shattered underneath him and soon, he followed suit.

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Later in the night, Adrian caressed his wife’s face, watching her as she slept.
He kissed her temple…
“I love you, Marilyn. I love you”
Marilyn smiled and snuggled closer. He chuckled.
“You aren’t asleep are you?”
“How can I when all I want is to hear you tell me you love me over and over again?” She replied, brushing her nose against his…
“I love you” he repeated and she blushed.

This, right here, was peace, profound joy…
All thanks to his death wish. It might have been a dream to everyone else but to him, it was the reason he saw life in a different light.
It was the reason he learned to appreciate every single second life offered…
And she, Marilyn, was nothing short of the Maya in his dream..in fact, she was the living example of her and he couldn’t ask for more…
And he was going to love her like there was no tomorrow and treat her like the queen that she was.
“I love you wife, today, tomorrow and a day more”
“I love you Adrian Kapala” she kissed him.
Feeling content, at peace and satiated.
This was where they’re happily ever after began…

DEATH WISH (Episode 17)

THE END…

To all my lovers out there.
Love like there’s no tomorrow…
Live like it’s your last day on earth.
Laugh like your teeth are gonna fall out anytime soon.
Don’t wait to say “had I known”
Because unlike Adrian, you may not get a second chance at life to rectify your mistakes…
So live while you can..
Time waits for no man…
With love… Ellen…
Thank you all for the support…
Happy reading Y’all.
Love you to bits… !!!

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