LASTING MEMORY. Episode 6.
Kane roll from end to end as the troubling night mare cycled his vision, it felt so real as he went back to the memory lane, something was hurting his eyes, he tried to wake up but he couldn’t, then right there he saw himself standing right before his past. His partner’s words echoes like a loud trumpet, words he has forgotten and put it all behind him.
“….Kaka…he could have killed you if I wasn’t here, you should be thanking me for saving you sorry ass…the plan was to take a shelter and leave here why do you have to rape the poor girl…they are not part of the plans, this is not part of the plan Kaka…if things goes wrong now…your wealthy father is ready to spend all he have to save you but I got no wealthy parents and that’s why I’m doing this…it was risky, I have known someday luck will run out of me but I did not care all that matters is to make the money and enjoy myself to the full now all our plans has failed…tiger, grass cuter and Razor are out there…dead or alive I can’t tell, we manage to escape the least you could have done is to stay cool here and not hurt this poor family, now you made me to kill an innocent man who tried to save his daughter…you are a bastered…with all this injuries on your body and danger around us you still have the appetite for a woman…because you know you may get away with anything…Kaka now look…the man’s wife has passed out from the shock and that girl has fainted after the father was shot…if she survive she will be left with nobody, her mother may also die because she was already gone before I gun down her husband…you really messed up the plan…big time…you messed up…you messed up kaka
“shut up…..are you feeling sympathy for them…oh you are feeling sorry for people you don’t even know…let me remind you that sympathy is not part of this job…that girl was too sweet to be resisted, the moment she entered I went all hot…and stop all this petty talk it doesn’t suit you, you did what you were suppose to do by killing the man because I would have done the same for you if I was in your shoe…we need to have each other’s back…that’s the game…we will get out of here…please don’t start with that your emotional talk…it doesn’t suit you and that’s not who you are…you are python…stop acting like a cockroach that can be easily squashed…let’s find away and get out of here..i still have one bullet left in my gun…we will use it wisely to attack if there’s anything…
Kane woke up in sweat, he looked around the room, the air-condition was working fine, tears burn down from his eyes, regretful tears.
He gently lay back to the bed and stayed awake.
He flashed back to the last day of his gang hood, when he use to be tough and harden, he has even planned to attack and rob his father because his father has refused to give him what he asked from him then.
he was the only one among the gang that has a very wealthy father, who happens to be a senator, he never boast of his father’s wealth rather he wanted to make his own money in any way possible. Tiger has being their gang leader, he was second in command, the others were all dead except python who was still in prison for several years now
He was able to escape all trouble because of his wealthy father, he could have being dead or rotting away in prison like python is.
He wasn’t proud of his past life, he hates anything that will remind him of it, he knows he was the one that night, after Olivia told him about Emerald and broke down in tears. He has done his findings and was able to gather enough information, it was the that same night Olivia was raped that her parents were also killed in the hand of the same gun men, him and python.
The news was that the police caught them and they were in prison while the rest of the arm robbers died, his father used money to cover up his mistakes and send him abroad until the whole thing died off.
He never ever expected to meet Olivia again or anything about the family him and python destroyed, he did not know who Olivia was until he asked her about her past and it was a very sad news which was difficult for her to tell. He was afraid when Olivia mentioned gun men raping her, he has silently prayed it has nothing to do with him until he decided to do his findings and the truth was staring right at his face.
He can’t undo what has been done, he can’t bring back Olivia’s parents to life or restore what she has lost but he knows for certain that money will do many magic, it will heal her wounds.
he loves Olivia even before knowing she was the same fragile, slender girl that stood shaking all over before him, she started screaming, he slapped her hard and she fell back before he grabbed her, tore her night wear and stroke her steadily just as his body has wanted, she was crying, a silent sob as she plead to him like a saviour but with the effect of the overdosed weed he took he wasn’t listening all that matter to him is to be satisfied.
it was until her father grabbed something and threw at him which made him to fell off and cried out in pain, his gun has fallen off and the man could have killed him with it and thank God for python who saved his life and killed the man instead, Python has being so angry with him for hurting the innocent family and he was even more angry with himself for destroying a suppose happy home, he never knew the girl survived after she fainted from the whole shock and never know that his path will cross with her again, and now she has a daughter for him even without knowing.
He wish he has never joined such a terrible gang, he wish he has listened to his father and be an obedient son, he wish for many thing to change but his past still hunt him like a thief, the only thing he has vow to do is to make Olivia’s dream to come through, give her everything that life took from her aside her parents which he can’t give her, but he will do everything possible to make sure she forget what the past feels like. he want to get married to her and start a family soon but Olivia has made it clear that she need to concentrate with school and finish up first before thinking of marriage, he was very sure that Olivia loves him and see him as an angel without sin, and that gives him a fulfilling joy, Olivia perceive him to be a perfect man and there is nothing in the past that can even link him to his sins, nothing and no one will do that.
He knows that Olivia will forgive him any wrong, she loves him deeply and can’t seem to do without him, he has succeeded him conquering down her wall of anger and vengeance for the evil man in her past and he was glad he succeeded in doing that
Opening one of the biggest supermarket for her destroyed all walls of doubt and bitterness, she has never looked back ever since, she adores him and he has try to portray as a perfect man to her
He loves her so dearly and they will soon become one family that’s all that matters to him
Him, Olivia and their daughter Emerald they will live as one big family and love will surely win over hate
Olivia doesn’t have to know he was the same evil man in her past and he will not reveal that to her anyway, even if she finds out in the future, she will not have a choice than to forgive him, with the level of her love for him she can not live a day without him so eventually Olivia will let the past slide off and she will see the present as a blessing in disguise.
Kane was glad that his plans was almost perfected.
Olivia who was in school, employed a nanny to be looking after her daughter, she needed to concentrate with her studies, she was moving from different stages, after university she went to law school, her dreams was coming to fulfillment and she was really going to make her late parents proud just as she has promised them before their untimely death
Olivia was asked to chose a topic in school that she can tackle so well and she chose criminal law and criminal procedure, the bases of criminal responsibility, the rules and policies for enforcing sanctions against individuals accused of committing offenses against the public order and well-being, and the rights guaranteed to those charged with criminal violations.
Olivia picked the subject of her topic as Kaka, she would have love to pursue justice with all her might back then if she knows better, but despite it has all been in the past she will not derail in becoming a renown barrister so that she can bring justice to victim of her kind, people who has nobody to speak up for them, she will take up many cases without asking for anything just to make sure that justice is served cold and chilled, and every culprit will be given a well deserved sentence.
Olivia still create time to be with her daughter who was growing so fast and with the man of her dream, the love of her life who God created so perfect without spot.
Kane to her was a walking angel, she wish her parents were alive to meet the great man that God gave to her, a perfect handsome being, who wants nothing else but her happiness.
She would have being married to him as he has wanted but that will distract her law school, and she doesn’t want anything that will affect her pursuit of justice, she want to become a voice to the voiceless, a human right activist. and will make sure people like Kaka never gets away from the law, men like Kaka who go around, molesting, destroying and attacking the innocent will meet their lop hole, they will taste what it is like to be in real life pain.
No matter how much money they offer to be freed they will surely serve their punishment, he who destroys must surely be destroyed.
But angels like Kane will never cease to prosper and live happily with their families in peace as they deserve and no harm will come to them.
Python who has being in prison for years was finally released, he was going to start his life all over again, to be a better citizen. Kaka has escaped because of his father’s wealth and status and they allowed him to served all this years quietly for the sin that him and Kaka committed, and Kaka even has the large part of the crime but they hanged everything on his head and flown Kaka out of the country and he was sentence to years in prison. Now he is hoping when he finally gets out he will have hope of another good beginning.
Kaka should be able to help him start a new life again, being behind bars is never a good experience, and he was determined to warn many young and old fellows who chose such part of life.
Kaka owes him big time, he will search him out and get something out of him which will help him start all over again into another journey of life, this time for the better.
LASTING MEMORY. Episode 7
He searched and kept on asking around until he got the right place to locate him, Python quickly went to the said address where Kane lives
Kane was so surprise to see Python
“This is unbelievable…I’m so surprise to see you…when did you get out…?
“hahahaha…look at you…guy…do you expect me to die in prison yard…well I was on patrol since last year…they did not want to grant me full bail but God intervened through the help of one lawyer and here I am, free at last, after years of imprisonment, it feels so good to be free…and I’m out for good this time, I never want to visit my past again…is not a place to be…I detest it Kaka…I so much detest the wicked life we use to live, the people that died because of our heartlessness, the ones we rendered hopeless…all those bad days is nothing to be proud off. we were so foolish thinking that it was wiseness…but I’m glad that I’m among the few that got saved…I’m given a second chance to be better I will not mess it up…I served my term and here I am…you got lucky and escaped all…I envy you…I envy the fact that you did not have to experience the kind of life I experienced in prison, I envy you because your wealthy father saved your ass and quickly catapult you out of the country. I don’t have a wealthy father so i took all the blame and suffer the crime that we both committed, Tiger, grass cuter and Razor blade are all dead, we made it…I made it out of prison is something I will never ever take for granted…life and freedom is too precious Kaka, nobody should joke with it…Kaka the Kaka, so how is life with you…what has being happening on this part of the planet, Kaka my man…the giant scorpion himself, the money bag, the area destroyer…the thorn in human flesh…the creat…
“enough…enough of that…don’t call me those names again, please don’t call me such names …my name is Kane and that is all….we were so foolish back then without knowing it, smoking all manners of thing and unleashing terror with pride, but no more…we are wiser now…the past should remain where it belong. I’m happy that you made it out and alive and listening to you speak…I feel so glad to hear those reasonable words coming from you…my father only did what he suppose to do to cover up the shit, don’t hold that against me, because if you have my kind of father he will do the same for you as his son…. Well, to the mean gist, i met this amazing woman, she is everything I want and we plan to settle down soon, you won’t believe it if I tell you that she was the same slender girl I raped that night, you shot his father as he tried to shoot me and her mother died that night too, the house we went to take shelter from the police and I got all hot when the slender girl appear so I decided to devour her, I’m not proud of what I did, don’t get me wrong but destiny has brought us back together, yes…years later I met her and without knowing who she was… I fell for her, deeply in love with her, she has a daughter, who was a product of that night terror…I never knew Python until I asked her about her daughter’s father, she hate to talk about herself but that night she told me a gun man raped her and destroyed her world, I got scared because I know I have a similar past, a terrible past…I was so scared and I couldn’t sleep for days and decided to dig deep, I was shock to find out that she was the same girl of that night…well, she doesn’t know who I am, and I can’t tell her now until we are married, maybe later in the future I will break the news slow and steady and she will have no choice than to forgive me because I know she loves me so much and can’t seem to do without me, she sees me as an angel without spot and I want to keep it that way…she doesn’t have to know anything of the past, knowing I am responsible for her parents death or I am the man behind all her terrible past may break her down, I have done many things to make her forget what her past smells like, I have being able to break down her wall of hatred, yes, I have succeeded in doing that for her, you know that with money a lot of things can change, money works like magic and I am not boasting with my father’s wealth because I have also made my own money and in return I made my father proud, money has done that magic for me and she is all mine, very soon when she finish up with her study because she is presently in school, once she is done we will become one big family, she as my wife and also with my daughter, we will become a happy family, our destiny intertwined together right from time…. we are meant for each other….
“Kaka, all this sound like a fairy tale to me, wow…this is really unbelievable…so you mean you have a daughter from that girl…and she doesn’t even know who you are…are all this stories real…I mean…it sound like a movie…wow…you got to still tell her the truth…she deserve to know if you truly love her, and if she loves you then she will have to forgive you no matter how hard it is…or maybe is for the better to keep it until you are ready since you have bought her over already with money and she sees you as Mr perfect…well I’m happy for you, indeed, you both are destined to be together…you are really living large and my own life is just starting from the beginning again… and I will be needing some money to start up my life…please, give me some money so that I can begin my own life again, get a place to stay, maybe start a business or trade and become the man I was suppose to be…maybe I will find love in the future, get married and also have a family of my own if God pleases….and please my name is not python, there is a curse behind such names and I hate to be called or reminded of what my life use to be like, my name is Wilson, you know that already…but you can call me Willy and it will still be cool by me….i really need money Kane…
Kane asked him how much and he mentioned, Kane told him he doesn’t have such amount but offered to help him anyway by giving him something to start up with.
Kane and Willy talked so deeply into the evening before he left
Willy got a small place to stay first, but the money Kane gave him was not enough to start up anything for himself, he knew that Kane has the money but don’t want to spend on him, he felt disappointed because Kane was his only hope of starting life again, he just want Kane to set him up with a good job, Kane was well connected, he can connect him to a better job or set him up with something tangible, after all he deserve more from him after taking all the punishment that was meant for both of them.
He was going to go back to his place the following week to meet with Kane again, he will let him know that he wasn’t begging him for stipend but for money that will sustain him, tangible money so that he can focus again, Kane shouldn’t feel like he was doing him a favour, he deserve what he was asking from him, and the least he can do was to support him and not feel like he was a street beggar, begging for alms.
Olivia visited Kane from school, she was almost through with law school, in her finals, rounding up and Kane has started planning on how their wedding will be like, he was so excited that after the years of waiting he was going to finally have her fully to himself.
Olivia was in his kitchen preparing food when Wilson arrived, Kane wasn’t so happy to see him so soon again, but he acted so cool and offered him a seat and drink.
Wilson was introduced to an excited Olivia, who was pleased to meet Kane’s friend, she later returned back to the kitchen excitedly, Wilson was shock to see the slender girl now a full woman, so cheerful and beautiful, Kane was indeed a lucky man to have all the good things of life coming to him
Kane gave Wilson a sign for them to move away from the sitting room to the outside cot where Olivia will not hear their conversation and Wilson obeyed and followed him outside, they sat with their drinks and talk quietly
Olivia was so eager to finish up her cooking so that she can serve Kane and his friend, who looked at her with shock written all over him, he was slim and not so tall as Kane was, Kane said Wilson has being away in another state working and just returned back now, which was the main reason she has not being able to meet Wilson before now and Wilson nodded with a smile to everything that Kane was saying
Olivia rounded up with her cooking so quickly, she dished out for Kane and his visitor, she arranged the tray and quietly carried it to them so that she will not interrupt their discussion, despite they were quiet with their talk but they seem to be arguing over something.
As she got close she hard Wilson mentioned Kaka and immediately the tray in her hand fell to the ground in shock
LASTING MEMORY. Episode 8.
Olivia happily carried the tray of food to serve Kane her fiancee and Wilson his dear friend
She can see that Kane and Wilson were quietly talking as she approached them unaware. It was more of an argument than a friendly talk, Kane seems to be angrily arguing over something and Wilson wasn’t taking it cool
She knew is must be a friendly fight which happens among close friends so she waved it off and approached with full smile
As Olivia got close she suddenly hard Wilson mentioned Kaka, she was shocked and immediately the tray fell off from her hands to the ground, and everything in the tray splashed the whole place
The moment Kane hard the sound he was surprised as he turn to see that it was Olivia
He quickly rushed to her as she bent over the broken cups and spilled food on the ground
Wilson also followed.
“Honey…what happened…are you okay… the things in the tray must have been very heavy.. so sorry, you could have asked for help…i would have been so glad to help you..you know that already or you tell the housekeeper to assist you…i’m sorry honey….get up…come here…are you alright..?
Kane helped the terrified Olivia to her feet. Wilson also apologised for whatever happened to her.
Kane’s housekeeper quickly came out and clean up the mess on the ground.
Olivia was shaking, she was sure she hard Wilson mentioned Kaka, her most dreaded enemy, the name she does not ever want to hear or come across, the reason why she was studying so hard and picking a project topics in school on criminology and human rights and all of the topics is on how to nail any future”Kakas” destroying homes and lives.
She was going to become a barrister and bring justice for the afflicted, and help those who’s”Kaka” got away without
punishment of any sort.
She was sure she hard Wilson mentioned Kaka. “How can Wilson call Kane kaka, what sort of expensive joke is that, no
..it can’t be possible” but she hard the name clearly or could it be from her head. Maybe it was ringing in her mind due to too much study and having so much hate for such name.
“I’m… I’m sorry…the tray fell off my hand…i…what..what did your friend called you Just now…I mean the name he called…
Kane looked at Wilson confused, Wilson returned the look not knowing what to say.
Kane mind began to beat so fast as he wondered if Wilson mentioned something that made Olivia to remember the past, “could it be that Olivia remembers the name “Kaka” from her past” Kane thought within himself, he looked at Olivia who has stepped away from his arms.
He needed to act fast.
” Wilson calls me Kane…it was Kane that he called me…or Wilson do you call me another name aside Kane…
Kane looked up at Wilson while asking him and Wilson quickly reply
” No…not at all…your name is Kane and that’s what I called you…I did not call any other name…
Kane turned to Olivia looking at him like a criminal or maybe is his mind that made him feel Olivia was looking at him in a bad way.
His heart never stop beating but he did everything he can to appear calm, Kane moved closer to Olivia who took another steps back ward, away from him
” Honey… what’s the problem..is.. everything alright… Wilson calls me Kane right from time… you hard him say that himself. What is going on…what did you hear him call me aside Kane… Honey..are you okay… please…what is it?
Olivia breathed deeply, she looked at Wilson who looked away confused, Olivia looked back at Kane who was already shaking from whatever Olivia was thinking, he had a pleading and worried crossed face. He kept breathing hard
Olivia shut her eyes and opened them again, she looked straight at nothing. Maybe she was over reacting, the name must have come from her inner mind, maybe she needs to loosen up from her deep studies on the devil called Kaka before the goes crazy.
Olivia felt stupid for over reacting.
Kane made another attempt to come closer to her, she didn’t move back this time, he can see that she was struggling with something and refused to say whatever it was.
As he moved closer again he gently held her in his arm, he kissed her forehead and her cheek. Olivia relaxed back into his arm.
Wilson stood without a word, not knowing what to do.
Kane gave him a sign to leave but Wilson needed money that Kane has refused to give
If he leaves now he may not get the money again because Kane will not want him to come around especially now that Olivia is suspecting something.
Which May be a link to the unfortunate happening of the past, a link to the arm men who unleashed terror on her and her entire family.
Kane will blame him for whatever happens to Olivia and will warn him to stay far away from him
He will never be able to get the money he needs to start all over.
As Kane gave Wilson sign to walk away while Olivia was in his arm, Wilson pretend not to understand and stood there without moving.
Kane kept up with facial sign language, Wilson stylishly used his hand to remind him about the money, Kane made another sign of “I will call you” with his left hand while holding Olivia with the right hand.
Wilson nodded before walking away.
Olivia noticed that Wilson was walking and quickly pulled away from Kane and asked Wilson to wait, he did.
” I’m so sorry Wilson, please wait let me prepare another thing for you…you can’t leave without eating something… don’t go like this…this is my first time of meeting you and I really do want to make it a good memory for you…I don’t know what happened to me earlier but I leave that aside for now… please stay while I rush up with something…
Olivia turned to Kane and said
“Kane, please tell your friend not to go… tell him to spend more time with us so that I can prepare some thing else. I’m Just meeting him for the first time, you told me earlier that he works in another state and that’s why I haven’t met him before, now that he is here to visit please allow me to prepare little something for him… Kane, please tell him to stay…
Wilson smiled and looked at Kane who gave him a sign not to stay but to leave immediately. Wilson turned to Olivia who was still pleading for him to stay with a cute smile on her face which he can’t resist and decided to please her instead.
Olivia went back to the kitchen to start-up another food preparation.
Kane took Wilson to another far corner outside the house.
” Guy, you really need to leave my house, you can’t stay here…look at what you almost caused…she told me she can’t remember anything from her past and your presence here is not a good thing at all, don’t you ever in your life call me Kaka..I mean ever…it must be the name that gave her that shock…I don’t know what happened to her but all I know is that you really needs to leave right now…I will tell her that you couldn’t stay, you got a business call and decided to leave…I don’t want anything that will link her to my past… my next plan is finally settling down with her after a long wait…I love her…she is the mother of my child… well, I know she doesn’t even know I’m Emerald’s real father but I really do not want her to know… because I fear loosing her…I have established so much in her, all I want is for her to forget everything about the past and focus on what I appear to be… angel in human form, that’s how she sees me and that’s how I want to be remembered… she is my wife to be and that is what I’m focusing on right now… Olivia has never given me a cold look before…she has not act that way towards me… you saw that thing that happened earlier…it sent a cold Chill down my warm body, I almost had a heart attack…you will not understand how her earlier reaction affected me and you cursed it all…I don’t want such to happen again…so please leave…
“You are talking too much, you don’t need to give me all this long talk for me to understand, I already did… but you still haven’t given me the money which was the main reason I’m here in the first place…Kane don’t you understand…I need the money…I can’t be like this… no job and no money… you have this money..i know you do…why not give me something to start a legal business…do you want me to go back to crime… involving myself with illegal things…I don’t want to go on that lane again…prison is not a place to be..i told you that already…I want to make something good out of my life and have a family some day like you are planning with Olivia… please…all I ask is money to start a good business or connect me to a better job that will yield good income for me and you will never see me again…the first money you gave me I used it to secure a place to lay my head and the next thing is how to sustain myself, pay bills and save some for the future… help me out…. please…
“Wilson… stop begging me, stop begging like a child, go and hustle and make money… you are a man act like one… I’m not a money making machine…I don’t owe you anything… I told you I don’t have money for you now…the first money I gave you is enough to start a trade… you renting an apartment with it is none of my business…guy… just go into the Street and hustle, make your own money and enjoy to the fullest…I told you earlier that I’m not given you anything again…be a man… the prison you went to did not cripple you, you came out with your two hands and legs so work your way to a better future… I’m not your father neither I’m I responsible for you…I have helped you already so leave..
Wilson and Kane kept arguing, Wilson threatened not to leave until he gets some money from Kane, Kane later told him to go he will transfer something to his account.
And with that Wilson left.
Days later Wilson did not get any alert from Kane
He tried calling him but Kane did not take any of his calls.
Olivia went to the mall with Kane and Emerald, Kane later took them to the amusement park, he was so caring and even bought tickets for those who couldn’t afford the Merry go round.
Olivia was happy to watch him help many people, putting smile and their faces. Kane was indeed her kind of man, a man who has other people’s interest at heart, helping those who needs help. A man with a large heart.
She wasn’t mistaken when she calls him angel in human form.
Kane was doing every thing possible to please Olivia.
He totally forgot about Wilson, he even ask his gate man not to open the gate if Wilson ever comes looking for him again.
Wilson has sent messages, called Kane but no response came
He decide within him that he was going to go back to his place again and if Kane still insist on not helping him then he will be left with no choice than to go through his wife to be, Olivia.
Kane was daring him to do his worst by ignoring him, when he start with his worst he will not like the outcome.
Because the heat will be too hot for him to bear.
” Kaka should not dare me because he has money and feels he can get away with anything…Kaka should not try to provoke me…I can chose to crucify him, when the heat starts he may not stand it…what is really the big deal if he helps me to start my life again…is that too much to ask… after all the hell that I went through in prison..he has never suffer anything and that was why he is asking me to enter street and hustle as if he knows what hustling life taste like…Kane has the money and connection…why can’t he give me tangible cash or set me up…he is daring me… Kane is really daring me… money makes him feel like he got wings to fly out of every trouble but the trouble I will give him he may never get away from it… let me still give him one more week after then I will know the next steps to take…
Wilson drank deeply from the bottle before settling it down.
He was going to wait for another week to see if Kane will send anything for him but if he doesn’t he will do whatever comes to his mind and that will be targeting on his wife to be, Olivia.
LASTING MEMORY. Episode 9.
“I’m at your gate right now and the security man refused me in, I’m not leaving here until you come out and settle me. I know Olivia has gone back to her place.. for your information I also know where she lives and I may decide to pay her a good visit… maybe a deep talk about who Kaka really is…do the right thing to avoid many troubles, do something now that I’m here or I’m going over to visit your wife to be, she may even decides to give me double of what I’m asking you… she has one of the biggest supermarket that is well managed for her by her workers…Olivem. combination of her name and that of her daughter…I know everything Kane and I’m the last man you should be messing with..
Wilson sent the test message to Kane and waited outside and without wasting time the security came outside and told Wilson that kane asked him to come inside and he immediately did.
Kane stood and watch Wilson approach
“What sort of test message is that Wilson…are you threatening me… now listen to me…I can joke with everything but never with Olivia and my daughter, stay far away from her and never you in your life threaten me except you want to go back to prison or dig your grave…you wouldn’t want that but I can make that happen if you ever throw such an expensive joke…here is half of the money you demanded… take it and disappear…I don’t want to see you here again…
Wilson collected the money, but he will come back soon for more until he collects enough money from Kane.
He quietly left without a word
After another week he returned back and sent another test message to Kane who was not in the house then.
Kane got the test and quickly deleted it.
When Wilson started calling he bared his calls, which made Wilson not to be able to reach him
The security informed Wilson that his boss wasn’t around.
Wilson sat outside the gate to wait for his return
He was still there when he saw Olivia driving down in her car with her daughter.
Olivia was surprise to see Wilson sitting outside the gate all by himself.
She stopped right in front of the gate as the security opened the gate for her to drive in.
Wilson stood up on seeing her and she beckoned on him to enter inside and he quickly did.
After Olivia drove in and parked she stepped down and walked up to Wilson after asking her daughter to go inside.
“Why are you sitting outside the gate… what happened.. I’m so sorry. even if Kane is not around you should have come inside and wait for him…was it the security that asked you to remain outside… that’s not right… have you called Kane over the phone to let him know that you are here… I’m so sorry for the trouble of waiting outside the gate……
“No…you shouldn’t be Sorry…I just decided on my own to wait outside for my friend…the security has no hand in it…since Kane is not around…I called him but his line is not available… sitting inside here all by myself will be boring so I decided to wait outside..
Olivia took Wilson inside and offered him drinks and snacks which he accepted gladly and thanked Olivia.
Olivia started the evening food quickly since Wilson was around so that he will get to eat something today.
Emerald was upstairs in the room well decorated for her by her father, while watching a programme on her television, she was going to spend the weekend with her mum in Mr Kane’s house which was the name she calls Kane.
He will officially become her dad once he marries her mum.
Emerald looked forward to having Mr Kane as father, he was her mum’s hero and she likes him because he is always caring and gives her everything she wants.
Olivia Later sat with Wilson in the living room as they watch television while the food Cook in the kitchen.
She asked the housekeeper to keep an eye on the food while she sit to entertain Wilson who awaits Kane’s return.
“How’s Olivem moving… how do you combine it with schooling, wedding preparations and your tight schedules…. asked Wilson as he focused on Olivia who wore a very attractive smile
“Is going on fine, I manage my time very well that was why I employed able hands who I trust to give me good results and they have not disappointed me before, I’m rounding up with school don’t have much to do again… I’m trying to focuse on the wedding preparations… settling down with Kane is my dream come true…he is a good man, you know…so tell me…are you still relocating back to the state where you work or you are here to pitch your tent for good… how long have you and Kane be friends…he does not really mention you that was why I was surprise when he introduced you to me that day as his friend… tell me how long you two has been together…
“Well, let me answer your questions one after the other, first of all i’m here to stay.. I’m not going back to my former place…so I’m pitching my tent here… to answer your second question…I have known Kane for a long time…Kaka use to be my close pal before I relocated to another stat…
Olivia blinked several as she hard the name Kaka again. Every other thing that Wilson was saying she was not listening, she was very sure she heard the name clearer this time.
Olivia without listening to anything Wilson was saying went into a deep thought. “Kane name has the Ka in it, why haven’t I thought of the Ka before now, but why… How is it possible for Kane to bear such evil nick name…he could have picked up a better nick name than Kaka, his friend just called him Kaka again and there’s no denying the fact that I hard it so clear…
Olivia did not notice that Wilson has paused from what he was saying and was asking her if she was okay.
when Olivia got herself she frowned before facing him
“Wilson, please try not to lie to me this time…I heard you call Kane…Kaka. I hard it very clear, I’m not stupid like I was meant to believe the last time…why do you call Kane Kaka…why? I hate that name…if is a mistake please kindly try to avoid such… Kaka is not a good name for somebody like Kane, I know he has Ka in his name but doesn’t give anybody right to call him such name… let me make you understand something, Kaka was the man who brought disaster to my home, he destroyed my hopes and dreams… I’m an orphan today because of that evil name… God brought Kane to comfort me, he restored everything that Kaka took from me except my parents. Kaka is the unknown devil I intend to fight for the rest of my life while Kane is the angel I can’t live without…I hope you understand me Wilson…I don’t know why you called him such but please try not call him that again…I will really appreciate if you do so ..
Wilson nodded before apologising to Olivia, he stood up and decided to leave. Olivia asked him to stay and wait for Kane to return but he refused and left immediately.
Olivia couldn’t continue with the cooking as her mind keep wondering on the name she hard Wilson very clear, this will be making it the second time she was hearing such name.
There must be more, something isn’t right.
When Kane drove in that evening excitedly after seeing Olivia’s car parked, he already knew that she and Emerald will be spending the weekend over at his place. He bought lots of things for them.
As he got in he saw Olivia sitting down, lost in her own thought.
Emerald ran down to welcome him and that was when Olivia noticed his presence and greeted him with a frown plastered on her face, she later tried to smile but Kane knew that is not the real deep smile that Olivia has.
He asked her if she was alright and she replied affirmatively.
Kane refreshed for the night and came to sit with her.
Olivia turned and looked at him deeply.
she saw the scar on his face, she have never asked about the scar before because it wasn’t obvious but she was beginning to have questions for everything troubling her sanity.
Kaka has a deep cut on his cheek which made blood to suck up on his facial mask, Kane has a scar on his cheek which he has never told her how he got it and she has never asked because she felt it wasn’t important until now.
As Olivia stare at him, Kane misunderstood it for another thing and he bent over to kiss Olivia but she turned her face.
Kane tried again but saw the coldness in Olivia’s eyes, he quickly spoke out.
” What is it honey, did I do something wrong… what is the problem, you have being acting all cold towards me ever since I came in…if I offended you in anyway or did something wrong why not tell me so that I can make it right, what is my offence… what is troubling you honey… please talk to me…I love you so very much and whatever troubles you also troubles me.. I’m never myself when you are not happy… please talk to me…
“How did you get the scar on your face, we have never talked about that before… and what is really your nick name while growing up…we also haven’t talked about that too…
Kane was surprised at the question, he has not expected such questions from Olivia, he wondered what brought about the question as he tried to answer Olivia
“I don’t understand why you decided to ask all this today… you are getting me worried, what is the problem… what did i do wrong honey… please tell me
Olivia was furious as Kane tries to dodge the question, she stood up for the first time and shout at Kane who was puzzled at whatever that was happening
“Answer the d–n question Kane, if I’m going to be your wife then we need to be truthful to each other, do not hide anything from me, I’m open to you and I expected same thing in return Kane… I ask again…how did you get your facial scar and what is your nick name… what name do your friends calls you… why do i feel you are hiding something…why do I suddenly have this strong fear … tell me something.. anything you think I deserve to know… anything you haven’t mentioned before… if you truly love me then you should prove it further by opening up to me Kane…I love you so very much, you are like the air that I breath, I see you as Mr perfect and nothing will change that but I will be more hurt and feel betrayed if I find out that you are keeping something from me…it will be better if you tell me by yourself about whatever you are keeping from me, anything bad that is attached to your name… I will feel hurt but I will forgive you eventually because you told me by yourself but if I find out later that you have being lying to me then everything is going to change real bad because I hate liars and pretenders…I maybe over reacting right now but if that will lead me to whatever you are keeping away from me then is all for good…
“I don’t know what has come over you, I don’t know what I did that provoked you tonight…I just don’t know but I am not hiding anything from you… you already knows me Olivia… you know everything about me…I can’t hide anything from you my love… I’m sorry if I did something wrong or make you feel like I’m hiding something…I am not hiding anything…I can’t hide anything from you Olivia… you are going to be my wife and marriage should not be built on distrust…I got my facial scar while growing up, me with my friends were playing one day and one of them threw a heavy stone and it mistakenly landed on my face and left this little scar, I don’t have a nick name, all my friends back then calls me Kane even till now… please Olivia stop this.. you are getting me scared with your sudden reaction towards me… everything I told you is true…I can’t lie to you… trust me….
Kane was on his feet pleading, Olivia was not satisfied with his reply, she still felt Wilson can’t mistakenly mention Kaka twice, if the first was a mistake then this second time confirmed that the first was never a mistake, Olivia who was not taking it at all needed to understand why Wilson calls him Kaka twice.
“If what you are saying is true then why did Wilson, your friend calls you Kaka…no, don’t give me that look… I’m not fooled, Wilson was here today and while waiting for you to return, we started having a normal gist and he refers to you as Kaka. This time around I hard it clearer and I knew you lied to me before… on the day I hard same name… you are lying… why did he call you Kaka, of all the whole names in this planet why will he call you such…
Kane was shocked and afraid as he hard Olivia say that Wilson came around. He became confused because he did not know what Wilson has told Olivia.
But he was certain that Wilson will pay for the fire he came to set between him and Olivia
Kane tried to pacify a furious Olivia to calm down and when she became calm she walked away from him to her daughter’s room to sleep, leaving a disturbed Kane to nurse his troubled heart.
The following day, Kane could not wait for morning to come before driving off in search of Wilson.
LASTING MEMORY. Episode 10.
Kane speed down that morning to Wilson’s house, through out the night he couldn’t sleep, all he thought off through out the long night was what Wilson might have told Olivia.
He has warned Wilson never to call him Kaka and yet he went ahead to so in his absence to Olivia, the only person he was hiding such a name from.
When he got to Wilson’s place he parked his car and rushed inside shouting Wilson’s name.
Wilson was awoken by the noise and when he looked through his window he saw Kane who was fuming in anger and waiting for him to come outside, Wilson wondered why Kane decided to come to his place this early morning. ever since he moved into his new apartment Kane has never bother to know where he live.
He has only told Kane where he rented his new apartment during one of their conversation but Kane never showed interest in where he was staying until now.
Kane later proceed to Wilson door after he saw his window curtain shift to one corner, which means that Wilson was watching him and has refused to come outside
Kane hit hard on the door severally with his fist before Wilson came to open the door, and immediately the door was opened, Ken rushed up at Wilson, and he gave him a hard blow which made him to stagger back, Kane gave him another and the hard blow kept coming until Wilson was on the ground.
Wilson who was taken off guard tries to fight back despite the fact that Kane looks stronger than him. Wilson manage to throw few punches at Kane, he kicked and fought to stand up as Kane tried to strangle him on the ground, he fought hard until he turn Kane over to the ground, sat on him and started his own punching as the gangster spirit took over both of them.
They fought and the house appliances got destroyed due to the heavy fight, when Kane got up he threw Wilson hard to the wall and made him to cry out in pain.
The television and all Wilson fine decoration was all destroyed. Wilson was bleeding and his eyes was swollen too, Kane sustained few bruises.
“I warned you Wilson didn’t i…I told you to stay away from her…i warned you…yet you went in my absence and spoke to her…why…what did you tell her…you idiot…you are a dead man Wilson because I will make sure I kill you before leaving this wretched place…you are so dead…
“I did not tell her anything Kane…i only mentioned Kaka…and it was not deliberate… the name slipped out of my mouth, is a name that I’m use to calling you and it will be hard to change that all of a sudden, I’m not a computer to automatically change Kaka to Kane…the name slip out of my mouth and by the time I realized the mistake it was already too late…look at the damaged you left on me…take a look at my house…you have destroyed everything…you are going to pay for all this damage…you ingrate…you will pay in a hard way…if I have being protecting your past mess before…I will not do that again…I guess is time to let the cat out of the bag…how long do you intend to cover up your mess…Olivia is not even my business…all I wanted was money….money that you have in abundant and yet you refuse to give me enough to start up myself…
“shut the hell up…shut up your filthy mouth Wilson…aren’t you ashamed of yourself…I gave you enough money the first time you asked and you used it all to rent this wretched house, I also gave you the second time and you still have the guts to come back for more…who the hell are you…what if I was not in the country when you got out of prison…won’t you find a way to start your life again, what if you couldn’t find me…maybe I have relocated to another state…won’t you still survive without me…do I owe you anything…I don’t owe you a dime yet I still supported you Wilson and this is how you pay me back…going to my wife to be, spilling rubbish to her…you greedy fool…greedy animal….oh…you are digging your own grave Wilson…you are so dead because if Olivia finds out more than she suppose to…if Olivia, my wife to be dig up my past and finds out that I’m really Kaka…the gun man who rip her family apart…I will come for your head…Wilson I will bury you alive…stop daring me… don’t take me down the memory lane of the old days…don’t let me take a long walk with you back to those bad days that I have all forgotten until you showed up in my life again…you won’t like the outcome Wilson…take this as a serious warning and stay far…faraway from me and my woman otherwise I will come visiting you with thunder and brimstone…you won’t like that…
“you can not do anything Kane…you can’t do anything to me…if you try such we will all go down together I promise you…we will both kill ourselves because I’m not going back to that prison, I will rather die than go back there…I’m not afraid of death Kane…you should be worried …far more worried than you are doing right now…rushing over here to throw blows at me will not still change the fact that you are a slave to your dirty past , which stare right at your face whenever you see Olivia, I wonder how you live with yourself…holding in such a huge secret and wanting her to see you as Mr perfect…angel Kaka…hahahaha…very funny….i saved your life Kane, that man would have killed you that night while you went on and on raping his daughter…i asked you one question that I still haven’t gotten an answer yet…how do you manage to have appetite for sex even in a terrible time as such…we were being pursued by the police and ran into their home to take shelter and you…you Kane decided to unleash terror and it ended up so badly…they put everything on my head, your father sent you out of the country, I was charged to court and sentence to years in prison with hard labor…I accepted my fate and served my sentence until a divine help came for me and I was saved…the least you can do to show appreciation is to help me start my life all over again, to support me……I never mentioned you all through the time I suffer alone in prison…I was hoping if I come out of prison you will help me get back to my feet, you have the money Kaka…your father is wealthy…you are in money and yet you are being selfish and stingy…you are very wicked but try to appear as Mr angel to Olivia…so pathetic…you have never be true to yourself or to her…you are so terrible Kaka…so terrible and do you know what Olivia said to me…she said she will never forget the man that unleash terror on her family, Kaka was the evil man who destroyed her life, and gave her a stone heart but Kane was the man who appears as an angel and restore all she lost except her parents…you should find a way to tell her the truth, she may forgive you or she may not but you will feel free that a heavy burden has being lifted off from your shoulder but that is your business and i don’t care how ever you chose to play your card… listen to me Kane…the days of begging you for money is over…I will ask you for what is rightfully mine…my settlement for all the trouble I went through for both of us…and if you delay any further…I swear with my late father’s grave…I will unleash my own terror on you…i dare you to do your worst…I would have still understand if you were out of reach to help me but since you aren’t I will get my own share of a better life…look at my apartment… everything you destroyed here…Kane, you will pay for it all…you are threatening me with death forgetting that I died in prison and resurrected…I am not afraid of what you got…you should be afraid of what is yet to come…the bomb is still loading…just pray it doesn’t consume you…
Kane sat hard on Wilson’s chair, defeated and held his head in anguish. Wilson try to clean up all the broken glasses and all the mess they both left, he washed off the blood from his face and brought out drink from his small fridge.
He poured whiskey in a glass cup and hand it over to Kane.
Kane collected the drink and drank as they both sat to talk man to man, this time around they spoke calmly as friends would. Kane poured out all his fears and Wilson encouraged him with kind words.
When Kane finally returned home Olivia was gone with her daughter and she left no message of where she was going.
He tried calling her line but it was off, Kane refreshed and drove off again to Olivia’s house but she was not there, the security said she has not come home since yesterday.
Kane drove off in search of her.
Olivia called Helen to inform her that she was coming over to her place but Helen traveled with her husband and will be coming back the following day.
Olivia thought of Doctor Kate, she needed to talk to somebody and she called Kate who informed her that she was in the hospital and asked her to come right away.
So Olivia drove down with her daughter to the hospital to see Doctor Kate.
As she walked down the corridor she saw Doctor Mark, speaking encouraging words to some patients who were on their way out.
She managed to smile towards his direction as he smile and wave at her, before she could turn into Doctor Kate’s office Mark rushed up to her, Emerald greeted him with a smile, Mark responded by gently squeezing her shoulder.
“Olivia…Olivia…wow…I can’t believe my eyes when I saw you…look at Ema, the baby of yesterday…she is all grown into a beautiful princess…wow…I’m happy to see you two…how is your husband…although you did not invite me for your wedding but I forgive you anyway…I can’t hold a simple grudge against you…..what brought you down to this side of town today…
“I’m not yet married Mark…wanted to finish up with law school first before walking down the aisle…happy to see you too…I’m here to see doctor Kate…
Mark nodded as Olivia walked past him into doctor Kate’s office.