A SECOND BEGINNING

This story started in Season 1 with
1)  THE WEDDING NIGHT
2) THE MORNING AFTER and
3) HAPPILY EVER AFTER?

Early this year, I got the idea to continue with a second installment. So, here we go…

……

Smile for me, even if you sad o,

Be good to me, even if you bad o,

Stay with me, even if you’ve got some place to be,

Pray with me, even if you no believe,

Smile for me. Baby mi please…” – Simi (Smile for me)

Lara looked on with a wide grin on her face as her husband performed. As he continued, she could not stop the laughter. Where did all that come from? Her husband did not let off; he continued belting the song at the top of his voice. Out of nowhere, he picked her up and spun her around. She melted in his hands like ice cream on a sunny day. She was in the hands of the one she loved and nothing seemed to matter.

“Baby, I am sorry. I wish I could undo the events of the past few days”, trying not to offend his wife, he clarified. “I mean the events starting from when we got back from the reception.” She smiled. “Lara, I love you so much. There’s nothing I want more than to spend the rest of my life with you. You are MineTemi nikan”

The man she loved was on his knees. Broken. Apologetic. Sad. She pulled him in and held him tightly. Running her hands through his hair, she cried.

“Tayo, I am sorry too. I’m sorry for being such a baby. I was angry with you because my friends and colleagues from work didn’t get anything to eat despite all we spent. Also, I had looked forward to our magical first night and you seemed to care more about sleep.” Tayo laughed. “What happened?” He laughed again. “What happened joor?” Tayo kept grinning, “So you were looking forward to first night? Shebi you always said that the first three nights of our marriage would be for prayers and seeking the face of God?” She beat him playfully, “Go joor. Shey you don’t know when someone is joking ni?”

Amidst the heavy emotional cloud, Lara remembered. Her sudden swing worried him. “Ki lo se le? Shey we should start the prayer and fasting ni?” When she didn’t respond, he also remembered. “Sola?” It came out as more of a statement than a question. She nodded. He sighed. “I thought you told me that there was nothing between you and her. That she was only a dear friend and nothing more.” He tried to interject, but she stuck out her finger. “Let me finish. The way you looked at her in the church was not just it at all. I know that look. You were nearly licking your lips for goodness’ sake!” Tayo knew he was in for it.

“To make matters worse, you were chatting with her on the first morning of our honeymoon! Tayo. You told her that you wished you could turn back the hands of time. Ah, Tayo! Then, that idiot was calling you her love and saying she wanted to hold you and all you could say was sorry. Tayo. Why? Why did you do that? Do you love her? Do you even love me? Do you?”

As she spoke, his mind traveled far and wide. He wondered which reaction would be best for him. He considered getting angry and blaming her childish behavior for his actions. He thought of bringing up her boss who he was wary of, but who sent them an expensive gift. For a second, he even wondered if he should pretend to faint if that would quell the trouble that was brewing. But then, it happened. A passage flashed in his mind. A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. He knew what to do.

He knelt. “Lara. Ife mi. Iyawo mi. I am sorry. I was wrong. I should not have acted in the manner that I did. I should not have looked at her like that. I was confused and cloudy-headed; my reaction was wrong. I don’t love her. I never did, I never will. It is you that I love. It is you that I want to hold. It is you I want to spend the rest of my life with. I would delete her number. If you want, we would change our church. Anything to prove to you that you are the one. My One.”

There was nothing she could do. She loved this man and she really wanted this to work. Once again, she pulled him up into her embrace and wept. After minutes of embrace and sniffles, their bodies began to stir. Tayo smiled and tickled her. The loving look in her eyes was all the go-ahead he needed. He went to turn off the lights in anticipation for a night they had both dreamed about.

…..

Thirty minutes later, Tayo turned out the bedside lamp. He was fed up.

Welcome back to the exciting ride 🙂

I’ve missed these guys so much and it feels nice to have them back. Without further ado, I want to read your thoughts.

  • What do you think about Lara’s outburst? Should she have brought up Sola’s issue in that moment?
  • A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. Does this always work? Are there times when a stern rebuke works better?
  • Should Tayo have apologized or asserted himself as the man of the house?
  • What do you think got Tayo fed up?
  • Any other observations or questions for Tayo and his wife?

P.S: My book, Unveiled will be released this month! I’m excited.

Release Date: December 2018

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Author: Iremide Akinsola

I am a Christian. I enjoy reading, writing, listening to music and watching football.

9 thoughts on “A SECOND BEGINNING”

  1. Prayer and fasting bawo 😂😂😂
    But wait ooo, what would have turned Tayo off? Was Aunty Lara speaking in tongues in bed ni 🤣🤣🤣🤣
    Unku Ire, oya release the next episode sharp sharp

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    1. 😂😂😂 ordinary prayer and fasting you can’t do. Isn’t honeymoon meant for spiritual intimacy ni? Hehehe.
      No o. Aunty Lara was not speaking in tongues o. She was actually…

      Errmm.. the next episode will be up in less than 30 minutes. Thanks so much for reading!

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  2. I think they needed to talk about the Sola issue, the lady is ready to tear their marriage apart and must not be ignored. It’s great they settled this, but there is an assurance they will have more issues as time goes on, will Tayo run to Sola again? They need to make sure that doesn’t happen

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    1. I totally agree. Conflict cannot be removed from a relationship. So, they should ensure that when conflict comes up, the reaction is not to withdraw to his old flame.

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

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