Tue. May 28th, 2024

Episode 21

Babysitting The Bad

Boys

[Secrets and Romance]

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(I’m dumping you)

β€” Kendra’s POV β€”

I sighed bitterly and left to garden to look for kora

but bombed into Rico.

“Ken” he called and we stood facing each other.

“Are you still angry with me? I told you that I didn’t

kiss…”

 

“I know, she told me” I cut him in.

“Huh! She approached you?” He inquired.

“No, we kinda bombed into each other” I replied

him.

 

“So you believed me now?” He asked and I

nodded.

 

“Thanks, I will never let that happen again I

promise” he cooed and I nodded.

“But, what’s wrong? You look worried. Did

something?” He asked with concern.

“No, nothing” I replied and sighed.

“I’m just looking for kora.”

“Kora? Is she back?” He questioned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Yea, she’s back. Let’s talk later okay?” I said

walking pass him.

 

I could feel his gaze on me as I left him.

I just don’t no what to do anymore? Did I make a

mistake of staying back? Cole is still on my neck.

 

v Kora’s POVv

When cole left with kendra I secretly followed them from behind.

After their discussion kendra left and I stayed back at a corner watching him.

 

He went towards a side in the garden and picked

up a small nylon bag and went to sit with it.

I watched as he brought out the content which

seems to be canned alcohol.

He opened it and gulped down a shot. I kept

watching him as he got drunk – angrily.

He is suffering from what happened.

I just wish he can be happy but seems its not

happening.

 

I sighed bitterly and turned to go away but decided not to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He might do something dangerous to himself if he

gets really drunk and I don’t want that to happen

because I’ll have myself to blame.

So I summoned up courage for the first time to

approach him. I’ve always shied away but I think I’ll have to stop.

 

So I took a step closer to him and another step till I got really close to him.

 

He didn’t notice me as his head was bent. Guess

his in a deep thought.

I got to his front and stopped and he finally looked

up to see me.

 

“What are you doing?” He groaned.

“Stop hurting yourself over someone that doesn’t

love you” I said and dragged the can away from

him alongside the nylon containing other cans.

He starred at him probably shocked and stood up

on his feet.

 

“What did you just say?” He asked in what seems

like a whisper.

 

I blinked repeatedly as my courage started fading. I didn’t have to courage to face him again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Speak!!” He snapped and I looked at him again.

“Kendra and Rico. They love each other, all you

have to do is accept it and stop forcing love” I

replied him not knowing where the courage

suddenly came from.

He scoffed and fixed his hands on his waist.

“Hey! Who the hell are you to tell me what and what not to do?” He asked in an angry tone.

“I’m kora in case you don’t no and I’ve been love

with you since…since I first saw you and…and I

won’t watch you get hurt over and over again over

those you love but doesn’t love you back. I…I..just

wanted to let you no” I said to him but he kept

starring at me like i just said something

abominable.

I couldn’t face him again. With that looks in his eyes I couldn’t so I turned back and left with those

drinks.

I heard him huffed and chuckle as I left but didn’t

turn to look at him.

 

Cole’s POV

I watched her as she leave.

“Who the hell is she?” I scoffed and ruffed my hair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I sat down back and made to continue drinking but recalled she took the drinks away.

 

F**k! Does she know what I went through to get

those drinks? I thought and rubbed my palm on my eyes.

 

I should stop hurting myself? Is she mom to tell me that?

 

She loves me? To hell with her love? She’s not the first to tell me shit anyways.

 

My phone started vibrating from my pocket and I

brought it out to see the caller.

Nick? Is he back? I thought as I picked the call.

Hello.

 

I’m at the airport, can you come pick me?

No, bring your ass back yourself, I groaned.

wait, have you been drinking again?

leave me be, I snapped and cut the call.

His just too noisy for a brother.

Fast forward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next day.

β€” Kendra’s POV β€”

I can’t seems to get the troubling thought of cole off my mind since yesterday.

I wish there was something I could do to change

things.

I looked at kora who was sitting beside me in the

van. I decided to go with kora since she’s already

back but she has been moody since yesterday.

“Kora” I called and touched her arm.

“Are you angry with me?” I inquired from her.

“Um..No, I’m angry with myself for not doing the

right thing on time. Ken I really love cole and seeing him suffer is really breaking my heart, I just can’t

seems to stop loving him no matter how hard I try

to and I even willingly let you have him since he

likes you but everything is turning out bad for him – for the both of us and I’m now regretting it cause I was the one that pushed you to accept him. I

should have just approached him and tried my luck earlier.”

 

“I guess I was too shy and I felt that I’m not good

enough for him, but now I’m regretting it all seeing

the position he is in now” she explained sadly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I know right? I’m so sorry that I couldn’t make him

happy maybe because we aren’t meant for each

other and you’re right. I think its high time you

appear in the picture, it will do you no harm to tell

him how much you love him right?” I asked

cleaning her tears.

 

“I already did that yesterday but I think its too last.

There is no way he’ll ever love me” she cried.

“No, don’t give up alright?” I advised and pulled

closer to give her a hug.

 

*

We got down from the van and I saw cole waiting in the garage.

 

“Kendra I have something to say to you. Spear

some seconds of your time” he spoke and looked at kora then back to me.

I looked at kora and she nodded and left.

He came to meet me in the garage and we stood

facing each other.

 

“Kendra, I wanna break up with you.”

“I don’t wanna be in a relationship with you

anymore” he spoke surprising me.

 

 

 

 

“I’m dumping you” he added and I stood just

starring at him.

 

Its shocking. Just yesterday he was saying the

opposite and now?

“You’re dumping me?” I asked to be sure.

“Yes, I am and I hope you’re happy with him” he

cooed then turned back leaving me in the garage.

 

TBC

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