Married to Mr. Right Episode 10
My eyes flew open and I scanned the room. I sat upright on the bed and held my head with both my hands.
“My head” I groaned “I think I’m having a hangover”
I glanced at my body only to realize that I’m half naked.
i quickly covered the blanket. “where are my clothes” I said to myself and why am i in Brian’s room.
Did he sleep with me? What happened yesterday night?
My mind quickly played back to the incident that happened last night.
I KISSED Brian?!! I touched my lips with my fingers. How can I kiss Brian?
I slipped out of bed and changed into something suitable. i checked the time, it was almost eight in the morning. I walked out the bedroom to the living room. I saw Brian wearing his watch. he was already dressed up. I guess he’s ready for work.
I coughed and he turned to look at me. he looked shocked like someone who’ve just seen a ghost.
What should I tell him? sorry or thank you?
“Um… morning” I greeted but he didn’t respond.
“hope you’re okay now?” he asked and I nod
this is awkward.
“I want to thank you for last night?” I blurt out
“what part of last night? the rape incident or your childishness” he asked and I gulped really hard
“well great. cause from now on Ciara. I don’t want to see you taking a pint of alcohol otherwise I’m gonna loose it. you have no idea what I had to go through because of your drunken state. I had to carry you, chase after you and the worse of everything is that I had to beg you” he said
“I didn’t know it was alcohol”
“oh really, you couldn’t even read the label?’
” he poured into my glass so how was I supposed to?” I ask and he sighs
“you’re impossible Ciara”
“Quick question. did you.. um.. ” I stuttered pointing at my body and he eyes flew open
“No. never. I didn’t touch you alright. ok I did but only because I had to change you out of your clothes before you catch a cold at night” he said
“Oh ok” I said running my hands through my hair.
The silence between us became awkward all of a sudden. usually I’d want to insult or rip his hair off but now, it’s just awkward.
“I’ll be leaving for work. have some rest and tell penny I said hi” he tells me
He took his briefcase and walked out of the house.
I fell to the chair and tried to rethink.
Brian of all people? Bought me snacks? rescued me from a rapist and piggy backed me? this is more than I can handle.
The door flew open and penny walked inside.
“Hello penny” I greeted back. my voice was stuck in my throat.
“Are you okay?” she asks
“I think I’m going to loose my mind in a matter of seconds” I tell her and she giggles
“Sit up. let’s talk about it.” she says and I stood up from the couch.
“so what’s bothering you?”
“it’s Brian” I blurt out
“what about Brian?”
“he’s not acting like the Brian I know and it’s getting me pissed off” I say
“What did Brian do” she asked and I walked to the kitchen and poured us both a glass of orange juice.
“You might wanna sit down to hear this Penny” I say giving her a glass as I told her all I could remember from last night’s incident.
she couldn’t help but laugh.
“Penny not fair” I cajoled but she didn’t stop
“why are you affected? A Ciara once told me that whatever Brian does Will never affect her” she say
“But that was before until I met this side of him. the Brian I know would’ve ignored me and threw me by the roadside after what I did to him but he just didn’t” I explain
“Then you should ask yourself what’s wrong with Brian”
“No no no. I don’t love Brian so he shouldn’t try to act smart with me.” I say a bit angry
“I’m sure that when it’s time, both of you would open up your hearts to each other. maybe” she says standing up.
“where are you going?”
“to the kitchen to make breakfast. all the thought about Brian has totally made you forget to eat something. perhaps” she says and proceeded to the kitchen.
I sat down and some minutes later, penny served breakfast.
I ate my dish and went into my bedroom.
Later in the evening Brian came back from work. I didn’t go out to meet him because I didn’t want things to spiral out of control.
I heard a, knock on my door
“Ciara come out. I want to talk to you”
it was Brian. what does he want?
“is everything OK” I ask
“just come on out Ciara. I need to talk to you”
I quickly pulled the door knob and walked outside to meet him. I followed him to the living room.
he ran his hands through his hair
“What’s going on”
“Mom and dad invited us to dinner so I want you to come with me?” he says and yesterday’s incident flashed through my eyes
“I don’t want to go but I have no choice.” he tells me
“I don’t want to go. after getting drunk at the party yesterday, we’re going for another one today?” I said giving him a quizzical look
“It’s at their house and we can’t turn them down. it’ll be disrespectful”
“it’s not like I care. I don’t wanna go before I get winded up in another bottle so take Janelle” I say rolling my eyes
“For the last time Ciara. mom and dad doesn’t know about Janelle and I intend to keep it that way” he half yells
“Don’t shout at me alright” I say “Alright I’ll go but just this once. and after that, it’s over for any other parties okay” I say and he nods.
He agreed to it? definitely not the Brian I know.
“um I bought you this” he says handing me a gown and a pair of heels “You actually threw the other one away” he adds
“Oh. This is quite expensive” I say looking at the tag
“Mom loves designers so she’d expect you to look good” he tells me.
“great” I say
“Now get dressed” he says before walking away.
I sigh and proceeded to my bedroom to get dressed.
I wore my clothes, applied my makeup and wore my shoes.
When I was done, I joined Brian in the living room and we walked down to the garage.
He opened the car for me and sat down to take the wheel.
“Now when we get there, do not try to take alcohol got it?” he said when we were perfectly seated
He started the engines and pulled out of the building.
All through the drive, I was feeling nervous. I mean I’ve not met his mom and dad ever since our wedding and I haven’t talked to them in person so what if they act funny or something. I swear I hate this marriage.
Brian noticed cause he saw me shifting uncomfortably on my seat.
“If you really want to get mom talking then, make every conversation about kids and clothes. Dad should be about how rich he is” he tells me. eyes on the road
“You do know them pretty well but what happened between you guys”
“They didn’t care. Please don’t get me to talk about myself Ciara. I’m not in the mood” he says
“OK” I say
We arrived at his parents house which was a huge mansion. He stepped out and opened the door for me.
“We have to act like an ideal couple in front of them alright” be tells me as we walked to the front porch.
“We’re we really an ideal couple before?” I roll my eyes
“Just for one night”
“No kissing or touching. that’s my rule. keep your hands and lips to yourself” I say with a serious face
“Alright” he says before pushing the doorbell.
we heard footsteps from inside before the door finally flew open.
“Brian you’re here” a lady who I assumed was his mom said. she pulled him for an embrace but he didn’t reciprocate.
“I guess this is your wife” She said touching my cheeks. she seems nice.
“mom meet Ciara and Ciara that’s Aubrey my mom” he introduced us.
“She’s beautiful” she compliment and I blushed
“Honey Brian is home” she yells
“Brian my boy” he said from the stairs before rushing down.
“How is work?”
“Good.” he reply with no sense of happiness in his words
“I love your dress” His mom tells me “What brand of collection is this” she asks
“Um… I… ” I stuttered not really knowing what to say
“I bought it.” he said
“You know quality like your mom” she tells Brian. “come Ciara. let’s leave the men together and serve dinner. it’ll give me a chance to know the real you”
The real me?
I’m busted. what if she finds out about our marriage? did Brian already tell her?
I looked at Brian and he slowly nods his head so I followed her. we walked to their kitchen.
it was huge.
“So Ciara hope you and Brian are kicking off pretty well” she asks and I nod.
“Is he a good guy? do you like him?”
Like him? Gosh he’s worse than the devil.
“He’s alright. I mean we just got married so I can’t really say” I tell her.
“He didn’t court you?” she gave a quizzical look
What did Brian tell his parents about me?
“Um… he did. We got married after that”
“So how are your parents?”
“They’re fine” I lied. I just missed them.
“Great so Brian says you’re a good cook. I hope one day we can make something together. how about that?” she asks giving a bright smile
“that would be lovely” I say.
Brian is so gonna get it from me later
we served dinner and everyone gathered at the table.
we discussed about issues ranging from different topics. Brian’s parents are nice so I wonder why they don’t get along.
Everything went well until Brian’s mom dropped the bomb.
“So when are you guys going to have kids”
I nearly choked on my food.
“K-Kids” I ask again
“We’re not getting any younger. I want to see my grandkids.”
Brian glanced at me but I threw my eyes away.
I won’t even dare let him touch me.
“we’re working on it” he said
Working? is he mad? maybe he meant Janelle.
“I know. you would never disappoint us. we’re so proud of you”
“He really takes after me” his dad said and they all giggled
“so your dad and I have been thinking that its about time you take Ciara to your honeymoon” she blurts out
Honeymoon? what is going on here?
“I don’t really have time cause I’m usually busy”
“We know. so we’re going to handle the company together and you could spend some time with Ciara. alone” his dad said
I don’t understand what’s happening.
I gave Brian a kick telling him to stop their plans.
“Mom we don’t really think it’s time… ”
“nonsense. it’s time alright. maybe you could go to a country side or Hawaii.” she suggests
“But mom dad”
“please” she begs. he looked at me and I tried to nod no
I’m ruined, I’m doomed.
“I need to use the bathroom” I say and stood up
“it’s over there. Brian take her there”
“Yes Brian please take me there” I say and he stood up and followed me.
“You are really something else” I say immediately we got there
“Shhh calm down”
“Calm down? a honeymoon seriously? you really wanna be stuck with me in a f-----g honeymoon? if you do then I don’t alright” I say
“We’ll think of something”
“We you better cause I don’t want to go or maybe I’ll tell Janelle to go with you. that way it’ll be easier”
“shut up Ciara. I don’t want to go too okay but I’m willing to do anything for my parents” he tells me
“Anything? including a honeymoon? Well you just ruined my night and trust me I’m gonna ruin yours too” I say before walking out
“F--k” he cursed under his breath
“Don’t try anything stupid Ciara” he warns
“well I can’t be the only one who suffers this night” I say
“You think you can upset me” he asks
“Tell that to the bottle of wine I’m gonna take tonight” I say grabbing a bottle from the bar.
His parents didn’t notice cause they were backing us and a soft music was playing in the background.
“Ciara stop this madness” he whispers to me
I opened it and tried pouring into my mouth but he grabbed it and pulled me by my waist close to him.
“You think you’re the only one who can upset me?” he ask hands gripping my waist tight “what did you say tonight? no kissing, let’s do it then” he says bringing his lips closer to mine.
“Brian don’t do it.. Stop.. ” I say and he forcefully pressed his lips on mine kissing me.
I tried pushing him away but I couldn’t so I gave up the struggle and kissed him back..
To be continued
Written by Jackie