Married to Mr. Right Episodes 21&22
I met Brian outside after my stupid reverie.
why would I ever imagine that? me and Brian? kissing?
I shuddered at the thought of it. but it kinda felt good in my imagination. I mean Brian and I have kissed a lot of times. although it wasn’t intentional. And my mind played back to all the scenario that brought our lips together.
Like when I kissed him when I was drunk at that party.
And even when we kissed at his house when his parents invited us for dinner.
I smiled when the stupid thoughts filled my head.
“Ciara? Ciara??” Alex said waving her hands across my face.
“Are you okay. you’ve been smiling like a bride who’s excited about her honeymoon” she teases me and I gave a fake smile glancing at Brian.
“I just thought of something”
“you look great. has Brian told you how amazing you look in this dress?” she said in almost a whisper and I smiled cause my mind played back to when Brian zipped up my dress.
“He did didn’t he?” she said but I didn’t respond.
“Um” I cough “He didn’t”
“but you were smiling when I asked that question. I can tell that you’re lying. you know what Ciara. you can’t fool me” she finally said before walking up to meet Jake.
We finally went hiking together. it was mainly for couples like Alex and Jake who was crazily in love with each other and not for Brian and I who were always arguing or quarreling with each other. And besides Brian wasn’t paying any attention to me.
And it became worse when We were left alone cause Jake and Alex decided to take another route without us knowing.
“Where’s Alex and Jake” I ask no one in particular.
“Maybe covering more grounds. don’t worry we’ll meet them later for dinner” he replies and I nod. well at least he’s talking to me unlike before.
We walked for about half an hour talking only once in thirty minutes.
He just pretends like I don’t exist. I got tired and decided to rest. luckily he sat down next to me.
“You’re sweating really bad” I say bringing out my face towel from my pocket to wipe his face but he didn’t seem interested.
“Stop this nonsense Ciara. I’ve told you not to pretend like you love me out of pity.”
“I do love you Brian but not out of pity and speaking of pretend, I know that most times you make out with Janelle was only to get me jealous so you were also pretending” I say earning a glare from him.
“The truth hurts doesn’t it?” I ask again but he doesn’t respond. instead he gets up and starts walking away.
“hey wait up” I yell trying to reach him but I missed my step and came crashing down to the ground.
He comes rushing towards me and carrying me in his arms. it felt so nice. He led me under a shady tree and bent down to examine my leg.
“Fake falling is also pretending right?” I ask with a smirk and he raises up his head to look at me.
“You did that on purpose?”
“I was pretending? and how about you who was pretending to be mad at me? wow Mr Salter, bravo!” I comment
he didn’t say anything probably cause he knows he won’t win this argument.
“Brian. let’s just stop this. we’re acting like high school teens”
“I’ll stop when you do” he said and I almost giggled.
“look at me Brian” I say cupping his face in my palm “I love you but if we’re gonna do this then we need some rules at least for the mean time until I’m certain that you won’t leave and that this is for real” I demand
“First. we’re getting rid of the contract.” I say
“And second, no cheating or sexing any girl on my matrimonial bed alright” I say and he nods.
“And third” he begins “No more rules about kissing and touching. I’m free to do that as your husband and last of all. I don’t want to see you with any guy” he says
“That won’t work”
“cause, what if it’s the mailman or a friend or someone at work” I ask
“I don’t care.”
“that means you don’t trust me” I stress out
“I do trust you Ciara but I’m f-----g jealous. you’re hot and guys keeps on drooling over you” he says sincerely and I blush
“I never knew I was hot”
“Yeah you’ll never know until I kill someone to prove it to you” he tells me causing me to laugh.
“Alright If you trust me then it shouldn’t be a problem and besides I love you” I tell him and he smirks.
“I can’t hear you”
“but I said it as loud as I can”
“Say it again”
“Never” I cut him off
“Alright fine I’ll say it. I love you Ciara Salter”
he says and I smile.
He carries me home and the rest of the evening goes smoothly. Brian and I have finally fixed our marriage.
it was a dream come true to me.
I cooked dinner and we ate with jake and Alex.
After that, we said goodbyes and
went inside to sleep. I took my shower and so did Brian.
we decided to watch a movie together.
but this time like couples for the first time in ages.
Just then the landline rang and Brian asked me to pick it up.
He said the call was for me after I asked him why.
“Hello” I said after picking up the phone. I almost jumped out of my skin when I heard the voice from the other end. “Hi Ciara”
“B-Ben?? is that you?” I ask unsure of what I just heard.
“I’m so happy hearing your voice after such a long time” he said and I almost shed a tear. “I missed you Ben. how’s everyone? mom and dad… ”
“how did you get this number?’
” Um Your husband sent someone here to give us your contact so that’s how ” he asked. I glanced at Brian and smiled “He did that didn’t he?”
“Yup and you’re on your honeymoon. wow.” he exclaims
“yeah. well.. kinda. I’ll explain later okay.” I tell him and he laughs. we talk about lots of things before finally hanging up.
“Was it good?” he ask
“yup. thanks Brian” I say kissing his cheeks and he reciprocated on my lips. that night Brian destroyed all the contract papers.
I guess this time, our marriage is taking a turn for the better.
I sat down in front of the full length mirror after taking my bath. Brian and I are actually going out on our first date. I mean we’ve gone out on a date before but this one is different. something tells me it’ll be really special. This is the first date that defines our marriage as a romantic one. can’t believe he admitted it that he was in love with me.
I smiled when I recollected all that happened yesterday during the hike. He even said I was cute. calm down Ciara, let’s not rush.
I Styled my hair and did my makeup. but then there was a tricky part, I don’t know what to wear.
I opened the wardrobe and threw the stuff on the bed. Brian opened the door and found me seated on the bed like someone who’s been abandoned by her parents on the streets to die.
“Whoa… did a tornado blow through here” he asked looking at the bedroom and back at me. I raised my head to look at him. he was in a simple shirt and black pants but he still looked handsome. sometimes I wonder how he’s able to pull off his look while I take twelve hours looking for the perfect dress.
“Yeah it did” I replied still not getting up.
“You look beautiful” he said going down on one knee and staring directly at my face.
“Don’t patronize me. I can’t find a single outfit for dinner and you’re already dressed up” I whined
“You can wear this one” he said handing me a dress
“I wore that for your company’s party remember.”
“And you looked gorgeous in it” he remarks
“You don’t understand. this is our first date and I want everything to be perfect.” I said turning to face the mirror.
He holds my waist from behind and places his head on my shoulder.
“I know but the date is for us to be together and not for us to sit down and stare at what you’re putting on. I know my Ciara can pull off any look and I know that whatever you wear, you’ll look drop dead gorgeous.” he said and I smiled sheepishly.
“So” he continued “Will you put it on”
“Great.” he said kissing my cheeks “I’ll be outside waiting for you”
He lets go off my waist and walks outside.
I put on my clothes and shoes to match.
I grabbed my clutch and walked out to meet him. he stood in front of the car. his face lit up immediately he saw me.
I walked up to where he stood. he drew his face to mine.
“you’re killing it” he whispered and opened up the door for me to enter.
I sat down and he took the wheel.
“So where are we having dinner.” I asked immediately he started the car.
“Um I don’t know. let’s see where the road takes us”
He says and I rolled my eyes in a playful manner.
We drive was almost a thirty minutes one before Brian pulled up in front of a Chinese restaurant. Sauta Voche. we walked in hand in hand and went up straight to the counter.
“Aren’t we supposed to sit down and order” I ask but he shook his head NO.
“we’re not eating here” he tells me and I nod.
we were about to order before his phone rang. He held up the screen to see the caller. I noticed immediately that his face suddenly became pale like someone who’s fallen ill.
“Are you okay?” I ask not sure of what happened
“Yeah I am. here’s my credit card. order what you’ll like and make the payment” he says handing it to me
“I’m sorry but I can’t use your card” I protest
“You’re my wife Ciara and whatever belongs to me, belongs to you and the many kids we’ll have in the future so stop being stubborn Mrs Salter and have it” he says but this time placing it on my palm.
His phone rang again.
“I’ll just take this call okay” he says and walks outside.
I bought the food and had it wrapped up.
I paid with his credit card and took the meal.
“Enjoy your meal ma’am”
“Thanks” I say and walked out. I opened the door only to see Brian yelling on the phone.
“I told you. I don’t want to see you anymore. I’m on a honeymoon with my wife okay”
who was Brian talking to?
I walked up to him and touched his arm. he flinched like someone who’s seen a ghost. he immediately switched off his phone.
“Are you okay?” I ask
“Yeah I’m fine”
“tell me. who were you talking to on the phone?”
“No one. just work related. so I guess you’ve ordered” he said trying to change the subject.
“come on let’s go’ he said taking my hand in his. he smiled and I returned it. we entered the car and he started the engines and drove out of the restaurant. the drive was slow and steady. but I couldn’t help but think of what happened at the restaurant.
why was he in such a bad mood earlier? why would he yell so loud on the phone and to whom?
was it probably Janelle?
No, I don’t think so. she and Brian hadn’t been in contact with each other since we got here.
I don’t know why I’m stressing myself over this.
“Ciara you do trust me right”
I heard Brian’s voice and quickly snapped out of my wild thoughts. I turned to face him.
I nod “yes I do”
he smile and held my hand while the other one was steering.
“I’m hungry” he tells me
“that’s why I said we should eat at the restaurant”
“I wanted you to feed me and I know that you won’t do it with many people watching at the restaurant and that’s why we didn’t eat at the restaurant” he explains
“Alright” I say opening up the ice cream and burger. I placed it on his lip and he took a bite.
I cleaned his mouth with the serviette while he continued driving.
He drove to the park and we sat down on one of the benches.
“Remember the first time you fed me burger?” he asked and my mind played back to when I was drunk in that car with him.
“Shut up” I hit his shoulder playfully
“I swear, you are worse than a wrestler when you are drunk.” he says causing me to laugh.
“I can be very persuasive”
“Yeah we know but… ” he paused staring at me “that was actually the first time you kissed me”
“Oh Brian” I say covering my face with my palm.
I was beyond embarrassed.
“Are you shy?” he ask “Come on Ciara, look at me. there’s no one around.” he tells me “I want my wife to look at me”
I raised up my face to meet his slowly.
“when did you notice that you’ve started having feelings for me” I ask
not sure why I did but I just wanted to know.
“Since the first day I met you” he said sincerely
“The first day? how? when?”
“You stood up to me. not everyone can do that. you criticized my upbringing. threw mud on my car and called me a stray dog”
“sorry” I muttered
“but that wasn’t the first day I saw you” he said staring at me. I was a bit confused.
“Actually I’ve seen you countless times. but I just wasn’t paying attention until that day” he said
“you’re crazy. you’ve been stalking me?”
“no. I just happen to see you that’s all”
I smile. crazy Brian
“Ciara” he says taking my hand in his “” I know I’ve not been a very good husband but I promise that I’ll make this work ”
“wrong Brian” I correct him “we will make it work. together”
He kissed my hand and I smile at him.
I was fighting the urge to kiss him so bad. breathe Ciara.
I just stare at him. the look was intense. I felt like he was reading my mind because he pulled my face closer to his. he took one look at me and said “I will only love you” before bringing his lips to meet mine. The kiss was wild and the butterflies in my stomach had somersaulted a million times.
He pulled apart after some minutes.
“I love you Ciara” he said trying to catch his breath
“I love you too Brian” I tell him. we sit down for almost an hour talking about stuff before the sky opened up his mouth to let his water pour on us.
We drove home after being drenched completely by the rain.
To be continued