Married to Mr. Right Final Episodes
I wake up to embrace the familiar scent that filled the house.
it’s been a long night, and I’m glad it’s over.
I quickly tidied up my little bed and rushed into the bathroom to have my bath.
I spent not less than an hour in the shower trying to scrub off everything.
After bathing, I applied my lotion and wore a short flair gown and slippers. I tied my hair into a ponytail and left my room after taking one satisfactory look in the mirror.
Mom was making breakfast and she didn’t need my help cause in her own words “I don’t want you to stress the baby.” so I sat down on the couch in the living room as I flipped through some old magazines lying on the table.I got to a part which the headlines was about entertainment and suddenly, I missed my job pretty bad.
I was still seated when Ben dashed out of his room, looking confused and at the same time struggling with the button on his shirt.
“Ben you’re still here? I thought you’ve left” I said glancing at wall clock.
“I’m trying to be as fast as I can Ciara. My boss is coming to work today and I have to be there on time but this stupid button won’t work” he says and just then his buttons snapped.
“Oh my talk of a bad day”
“now I’ll have to look for something else to put on. can this day get any worse”
“Don’t worry I’ll help you. just a needle and thread will do the trick in less than five minutes don’t worry” I say taking the box containing a needle and other sewing materials.
I put the button In place and set out to sew. just then my mind flashed back to when I helped Brian sew his button to his shirt.
I raised up my face to look at Brian but surprisingly, the only face I could see was Brian’s. and he was staring at me with his beautiful eyes.
I couldn’t help but smile back at him. I’ve missed him so much. I don’t know how my hands got to his face.
I was almost tearing up.Just as I was about to hold his hand, a voice brought me back from my reverie.
“Ciara are you okay”
That’s when I realized that it was Ben not Brian. my mind has been playing tricks on me.
“I’m so sorry Ben. I’ll be done in no time I promise” I say and started on the button.
I finished and cut the thread with a pair of scissors.
“thanks Ciara” he says kissing my cheeks “you just saved me from ransacking my things. you’re the best” he said before heading inside to take his briefcase.
“here’s your lunch” mom said handing him his lunchbox.
“thanks mom. I love you” he said kissing her cheeks.
He did the laces on his shoes and immediately left the house to get a cab straight to work.
“It was nice of Brian to give Ben a job isn’t it?” she asked but I didn’t respond then she turned to face me “Come and have breakfast”
“OK mom” I said heading to the dining room to have my meal.
After eating, I took my meds and sat down to rest since no one wants my help around the house anymore.
mom said not to work, including dad, Ben and even Brian. they just want me to sit down all day long doing nothing but come to think of it, I do love the special treatment.
I watched her get dressed into a pair of black jumpsuit and slippers. I pretended to be sleeping so she won’t suspect a, thing. this lady is up to something and I need to find out what!
“should I make you breakfast?” she asked and I shook my head no.
“don’t bother I’m not hungry”
“Um.. is there anything you would like me to get for you? I’m heading to my friends please so… ”
“I’m fine Janelle. I don’t need anything coming from you thanks” I snapped.
“I’ll be on my way then” she announced
“where are you going?” I asked again as if not listening to all she said up until now.
“to my friend’s house. she invited me over” she explains
“will you go out today?”.
” yes to the office. I have work to take care of so I might come home late. don’t wait up for me ” I tell her. she didn’t say anything. she only picked up her clutch and headed out the door.
I waited for her to leave the house first.
Immediately I heard screeching, I jumped right out of the bed and grabbed my car keys on the dresser.
I quickly entered my car and drove off too. She’s hiding something and I’m going to find out what it is today.
I followed her, giving her quite a distance. she took a left turn and I did same. we arrived at a house and I noticed her alight the car, walking towards the big gate.
“Maybe I was hallucinating. maybe she really came to meet a friend.”
She came out minutes later with a young lady dressed up in a white nurse attire. Who could this lady be?
Janelle doesn’t have a friend who’s a nurse. I watched in my car from a distance.
The lady was nodding her head occasionally while Janelle kept saying words I couldn’t understand at the same time making gestures with her hands. they both got into the car and like a flash she zoomed off.
I quickly chased after them only to arrive at a hospital.
They both got in.
Janelle doesn’t have a friend who’s a nurse talk more of working in a hospital.I didn’t know anyone to talk to so I couldn’t even ask any question.
I quickly picked up my cell phone to make a phone call.
“Hello Jerry” I greeted
“Oh hi Brian. it was nice of you to call. I thought you’ve forgotten about me already” he said at the end of the line.
“sorry I couldn’t call Jerry. I’ve been busy”
“that’s a first. the great Brian is apologizing. who burst your bubble? cause I’m pretty sure it’s not Janelle” he teases me.
he has a loud mouth and is fond of talking too much.
“Can we talk about that some other time cause right now, I need your help”
“I just followed Janelle to the hospital… ”
“And why would you do that?” he cut me off “she could be sick for all you know”
“Would you please listen to me” I half yell
“I think she’s up to something. she’s hiding something from me. about a week ago she told me she was pregnant but I doubt that she really is”
“I’ve never really liked that girl to begin with” he hissed
“So what do you want me to do?”
“that’s where you come in. right now you’re the only one i can trust. I want you to come over to the hospital and look into matters discreetly”
“you know that’s my job”
“And please no one should know about it. I’ll text you the nurse’s address and the name of the hospital”
“Don’t worry Brian. I’ve got you covered. consider it done” he tells me and terminated the call.
I texted him the name of the place I met them first and the hospital.
I’ll get you soon Janelle and that’s a promise.
I arrived home, to get dressed for work. I met Penny in the kitchen cleaning up the dishes.
“Penny” I called and rushed to hug her.
“Oh my baby. how’ve you been? I’ve missed you so much and, you couldn’t even call me not once” she whined
“Sorry Pen. I wanted to but it skipped my mind”
She smiled and continuously arched her brows.
“Well I figured you were busy and that’s why I didn’t bother. I never wanted to disturb you”
Penny is so full of drama.
“So where is Ciara?”
“She isn’t here at the moment but she’ll be with us sooner than you think”
“why? is there a problem?” she asked
“no Penny. it’s fine” I lied.
“Wow. so you think you can lie to me? I practically raised you Brian, so if there’s anyone who should lie then it shouldn’t be you” she said tilting her head left and right as she spoke.
“I’m sorry Pen but I’m just really stressed” I tell her”Have you discussed the issue with your parents yet?” she ask as she led me to the living room.
“I haven’t Penny. they’re expecting so much from me and I don’t want to disturb them about anything. at least not yet” I said falling on one of the couch.
She sat down next to me.
“I’m here for you Brian. I’ve always been so you can talk to me about anything” she persists
I close my eyes for a minute before I finally said “Ciara is pregnant Penny”
She excitedly shut her mouth with both hands trying to control herself from squealing.
“Really Brian. oh my goodness. I want to see her Brian”
“You will Pen but not just now, I’ve got other issues to deal with”
She gave me a quizzical look”Other issues? like what?”
“It’s Janelle Penny. She’s back claiming to be pregnant with my child as well. and you know Janelle is obsessed with me. if she ever finds out that Ciara is pregnant then, there’s no telling what she might do. she might result to kill my baby or worse.” I heaved then continued “I’ve really let Ciara down penny and I don’t want to do that again. I promised myself that I would bring her back here but first I have to get rid of Janelle but please don’t let her find out in any way what I’ve just told you”
“I understand Brian. But is so
Janelle really pregnant?”
“that’s what I don’t know. I doubt it. ”
“Just do what you have to do Brian. I trust you and if you need help then I’m here for you too” she said.
I hugged her.
“So you’re going to be a dad soon?” she asked and I blush “how does that feel?”
“It’s better than any news I’ve ever heard. to be honest penny, I can’t still believe it. I’m thrilled, excited and scared at the same time. but I’ll try to put it all together for Ciara’s sake. I’m sure she’s going through worse. she’s even more scared than I am.””Just do what you can and bring her home”
just then, my phone rang.
“I’ll take this” I say before standing up and heading out the door.
I was seated on the couch, doing nothing in particular. I was just bored of everything.
Mom won’t even let me go out, insisting that if I was really bored then I should visit the gym.
I didn’t want to argue so I just remained quiet, staring at the ceiling occasionally trying to count the lines and designs. stupid!
Mom dashed out of her room holding a pile of laundry.
I glanced at the clock.
“Aren’t you gonna make dinner? it’s getting late” I tell her
“Don’t worry about that. Ben said not to. he’s bringing a visitor for dinner and he said he’s going to order on his way home” she explains
“Visitor? who could that be?” I was forced to ask
“He said a friend at work. at least that’s what he told me and that’s why I’m trying to put things in order”
“And you’re doing a very good job”
“Sometimes I wish you weren’t pregnant so you can help me around here” she blurts out
“Sometimes I’m so happy I am. especially with these kinds of reasons”
“Anyways” she took a quick pause “I told Ben to get you your medicines from the hospital on his way back from work.”
“now go and shower. You’ll need to look nice to welcome our guest and since its a friend of Ben. let’s make a good impression OK?”
I quickly rushed inside my room to get ready for dinner.
I had my shower and changed my outfit then set out to get the table ready.
By this time, it was already 7:45pm.
I put on a new table cover, a vase of flower, plates and cutlery.
That’s when we heard the screeching on a car.
and few minutes later, the door flew open and Ben walked in.
“Hi Ben. good evening, how was wo–” I paused when our eyes met.
There he was, Brian standing handsomely tall in his tux.
I hugged Ben.
“Evening Ciara” he greeted
“Hi” I said casually.
I took the bags from Ben and Brian offered his, touching my hands in the process.
I walked into the kitchen and mom followed me.
“please tell me you had nothing to do with this?” I asked mom. she shrugged
“Simply because you’re having problems with your husband doesn’t mean we should too. he’s part of the family. believe it or not he’s my son in law and he’s not at fault here” she defends him
“I know but–”
“He only wanted to have dinner. so I let him. cause I know you won’t go even if I asked. it’s just for Tonight okay” she said kissing my cheeks.
She left to join them on the table. and very soon, dad and the rest of the family was seated as well. they reserved a spot for me, next to Brian of course.
My family is really good at match making.
I sat down beside him, occasionally trying to catch a glimpse of his face.
I didn’t say much on the table although everything indulged in one conversation or the other. the laughing and squeaking could be heard round the table.
I felt something slide up my bare legs. I almost choked splashing the water on my clothes and on the floor.
I turned to see Brian smiling Mischievously.
“I’ll go and clean myself up” I said standing up from the table.
I slipped on the water and almost fell down but luckily, Brian caught me.
I love his smell.
“You’ve got to be careful Ciara.” he tells me and I loosened myself from his grip.
“I’m fine thank you”
I entered the kitchen and wiped myself dry with a cloth, then proceeded to join them on the table.
“Ben did you get me my meds?” I ask
“Here you go” Brian said handing it to me.
I hesitated but still took it.
“I’ll just take this to my room” I say going to my bedroom.
I sat down on the bed.
I don’t have any plans of going back there.
The door flew open and he walked in.
“Um… let’s go back. I guess they’re waiting for us” I said heading out the door but he prevented me from doing so by shutting the door.
“you don’t want to have dinner with me? it’s like you don’t even miss me Ciara. I’m trying to come closer but you keep pushing me away. why didn’t you tell me you were almost out on your medications?”
“Don’t forget it’s my baby too. I don’t like reminding you of that fact”
“I get it. let’s go” I say but he only comes closer to me until I hit the wall.
“Brian, this is madness.”
he, wasn’t listening.
He went on one knee and gently placed his head on my tummy.
“How are you baby Kiara. I know you’ve missed me. don’t worry daddy will be with you forever OK. we both know your mummy can be so stubborn but I’ll handle her. sleep tight. daddy loves you” he said and kissed my stomach.
I was smiling but didn’t realize it.
He stood up and faced me.
my hands went to hold my stomach in place.
“Please tell your daddy that I love him and I can’t keep the two of you apart forever no matter the circumstances we find ourselves. I’ll only love him more”
“I love you Ciara” he said and trailed his fingers down my cheeks and kissed me on the lips.
“I’ve missed you Ciara” was all he said before hugging me.
I let myself enjoy the moment. even for a short while. I’ve missed him so much.
“Yes Mrs Salter”
“control yourself please” I beg
“I’ve been away from you for so long and you want me to control myself.”
“I’m sorry I pushed you away Brian”
“it’s okay Ciara. you don’t have to explain or feel guilty. I love you”
he kissed me again.
Just then his phone vibrated.. he picked it up And instantly his mood changed.
“Hello Jerry” he replied. I couldn’t hear the rest but all Brian said was “OK. I’ll be with you shortly.He quickly put his phone inside his pocket and turned to cup my face. “Is everything OK?” I ask
“who were you talking to?”
“Um… just a, friend”
“then why did it suddenly change your mood?”
“I promise I’ll let you on it later but right now, I’ve got somewhere else to be” my suddenly became sad.
“Hey I’ll call you okay. every minute I get. it’s just that its very important–” “it’s okay I understand. you can go”
“You’re not mad?”
“not at all”
“I love you” he whispers and I smile.
“what should I tell mom?”
“don’t worry I’ll handle it”
“make sure you take your meds okay?”
“I will now go”
He kissed my cheeks and we both exit my room. He quickly kissed mom and dad goodbye and left for wherever he said he was going. The minute he left the house, I shut the door and turned around only to find everyone staring at me. Now what?
Episode 36 (Final)
I walked inside and saw Jerry seated at the far end of the bar. He waved at me. I nodded and took a seat next to him.
“Why’d you call. I was having a great time tonight you know” I said through gritted teeth and he shook his head in a disapproving manner.
“you asked for my help remember? too bad most of us are too busy cleaning up other’s mess”
“So what have you got? any info about her?”
“Yes a little but don’t be too surprised.” he said and brought out a file from his briefcase. He threw it on the table and signalled me to have a look. I reluctantly picked it up and glanced through the words.
“what’s all this?” I was forced to ask
“Are you blind or plain dumb” he rolled his eyes “last time I checked you asked for my help and that’s it right there”
“So what about Janelle?”
“just read through it brother” he said placing his leg on top the other.
I read through the entire file and a wide grin crossed my face.
“Are you really serious about this Jerry?”
“So she’s not really pregnant with my baby?”
“the only thing she’s pregnant for is the food In her stomach. I met the nurse you talked about. her name is Lisa Seinfeld. She works at the hospital as a nurse. turns out that her sister is really ill. she’s suffering from a tumor and needs an operation and that’s where Janelle came in”
I didn’t say anything but just stared at him as he spoke.
“Janelle wants to adopt a baby and enlisted the nurses help and since the price tag is huge, I guess she couldn’t refuse. I overheard them talking at the hospital when I arrived”.
“what you’re asking is really hard for me to do madam” Lisa said giving Janelle an intense look. she was looking nervous as she spoke.
“Please you just have to help me. I’ll take care of your sister’s operation. that’s what you want right?” she asked “and I’ll give you a bonus. no one will ever know about this. it’s just between the both of us. so will you help me?”
“Alright I will but first I need a sample of your blood so I can conduct a test cause there’s a lady who’s pregnant and willing to put up her baby for an adoption when the baby is born. I’ll have to make sure that either your blood or husband’s matches hers” she said with finality.
a smile crossed Janelle lips.
“Alright you can do whatever you have to do.”
She led Janelle to a ward and after some minutes, Janelle walked out of the room and headed outside the hospital.
I approached the nurse “Hi”
“Hello. how can I help you sir?”
“You’re Lisa right?”
She gave a shocked expression “How do you know my name?”
“I’m Jerry and I need to talk to you about something really important”
“Are you sick or do you need an appointment withthe doctor?”
“I’m perfectly fine but I’m worried about you Lisa. cause you’ve got a lot of problems in your hands right now and if anyone should hear about any of this, your sister may not get her operation and die in the process. is that what you want?” I asked.
“Please I’m begging you. I mean no harm. I just don’t want her to die. she’s all I have” she said almost breaking down.
“Listen to me Lisa. I need your help. I promise to take care of your sisters hospital bills as well as the Operation. you don’t have to do anything but tell me the truth about everything I’m about to ask you”
“I can’t sir. if she finds out then she’s going to kill me”
“nothing of that sort is gonna happen. I’m a private investigator.” I said showing her my ID. “so you have my word”.She sniffed and took in a deep breath before finally looking at me.
END OF FLASH BACK*
“That file contains a pregnancy test which is negative, and other information you might need in case you want to file a complaint against her”
“So how is Lisa now” I ask after listening to all he had to say.
“She’s okay. I’ve taken her somewhere far where
Janelle can’t reach her until everything is over and I’ve told her that you will take care of her sister’s operation. it’s the least you can do after she let you in on everything”
“I’ll take care of it don’t worry” I said with a smile.
“you’re welcome B. I’ve got something to take care of” he stood up from his seat “but I’ll see you later OK”
“OK dude. I love you man”
“eeww that’s gross. love yourself dude or better still your wife” he said and I burst out into laughter.
“I’ll do that”
“See you” he said before finally leaving the building.
I held onto the file and couldn’t help but feel relieved.
Janelle is so gonna pay for all of this.
I can’t believe she planned all of this right under my nose.
she’s so gonna pay for it and in full.
I quickly drove home and parked my car in the garage then stepped down and headed towards the front porch.
I gently knock the door and penny opened it.
“Brian?” she asked a little startled “why are you coming back by this time. it’s late”
“Is she at home?”
“yes she’s inside” she responds and I walk inside giving a annoyed look.
penny noticed and stopped asking questions.
She rushed out the kitchen and ran to hug me.
“Baby you’re back”
I didn’t respond
“you’re a little late but it’s okay. I’m just glad you’re back” she said giving a bright smile. I guess she’s smiling cause deep down, she’s thinks she’s got everything covered.
“Anyways I cooked dinner. Penn refused to help me so I thought I’d do it myself.” she said holding my hand
I slowly removed it.
“Brian what’s wrong? why are you acting like this?”
I just threw the papers at her and she quickly caught them before they fell to the ground.
“Why don’t you tell me?” I reply back
She glanced through the file and I noticed a shock expression on her face.
“Wh.. Where did you get this?” she asked looking pale all of a sudden.
“Why are you suddenly looking like someone who just saw a ghost. or maybe you thought I will never find out about all you were planning”
“Brian I… ”
“Shut the f--k up Janelle.” I yelled and she almost jumped out of her skin.
“You did all of this for what?”
“I did it because I love you and I couldn’t stand to see that b---h take you away from me”
just like thunder, my palm quickly hit her face and she flinched.
Penny just stood there watching the entire drama unfold.
“don’t you dare call my wife a b---h you w---e”
“But you love me Brian”
“No I loved you and that was before but Ciara means everything to me right now” I yell and she started tearing up.
“why are you doing this to me? do you hate me that much?” she said amidst sobs.
“No I don’t hate you but I can never love you. you lied to me, you tried to use me and deceive me into thinking that I got you pregnant but not anymore. Penn Please get her luggage. she has to leave right now” I ordered
“OK” Penn said and dashed into her room.
“I’m so sorry Brian. please don’t do this. don’t send me away I’m begging you”
“just leave. I won’t file a case against you but don’t ever think of playing more tricks. I’ve told you before. you’re beautiful and you’ll meet a good guy. far more better than I am so please stop acting desperate.”
Penny came out with her bags.
She picked them up and headed to the door.
“I’m sorry Brian for loving you the way I did” she said before walking out the door.
Penny hugged me and smiled
“Next mission” she whispers
“Time to bring Ciara home” she tells me and I smile.
I went to bed after giving a long speech to my family that Brian and I weren’t doing anything in the bedroom.I slept knowing that Brian still loves me just like before.
I woke up very early and set the table for breakfast.
I cooked and dished out and soon after, the entire family sat down for breakfast.
“Someone looks happy” my brother said arching his brows and I lightly hit his shoulders.
“I think Brian has something to do with it. you know last night, he swept her off her feet” mom teased and I blushed.
Just then the phone rang.
“I’ll get it” I say rushing towards the phone and away from their drama.
“Hello” I say placing the phone on my ears.
“Hello is this Ciara”
“Who’s asking” I respond
“It’s Janelle” she say and I became frightened. did Brian tell her about my pregnancy perhaps.
“I’m sorry but I can’t talk to you right now” I say almost hanging up but she spoke
“please don’t hang up. I need to talk to you.”
“me?” I ask not sure if heard correctly.
“Please Ciara. I just need to talk to you and it’s pretty urgent”
I thought for a while before replying “Ok. I’ll give you a call later” and hanged up.
“Who were you talking to?” she asks
“No one mother. just no one” I say with a smile.
After clearing the dishes, I headed out to the place I told her to meet me.
I didn’t tell anyone about Janelle because they would flip especially mom who might stop me from meeting with her so I just told her I was going out and she made me promise to be back on time.
I arrived at the supposed place and walked only to meet her seated waiting for someone which I guess was me.
“Hello” she greeted immediately she saw me. she gave a wry smile. her eyes were puffy. looks like she’s been crying. what on earth could’ve happened.
“How are you?” she asked giving me an intense stare.
“That’s weird. I hope you know who you’re talking to right?” I said as a matter of fact.
“Ciara Salter. Brian’s wife. I think I know who you are”
“are you here to insult me cause I could walk away”
“I’m sorry. I just wanted to talk”
He let a sigh “Everything”
“I just wanted to say I’m sorry for everything I did Ciara. I was such a fool to think that I could force love but I guess I was wrong”
“What are you saying?”
“Brian hasn’t told you?” she asked and I shook my head
“He threw me out of the house. I can’t believe I did all those things to the both of you. I thought it was the right thing to do” she said amidst sobs
“please let me finish Ciara. don’t say anything. I’m a monster. I’m worse than a monster”
“you’re not a monster Janelle. you’re a good person who’s just realized herself and comes to terms with it”
“I’m so sorry Ciara. for all the pain I’ve caused in your marriage. for being the rift in your love. I regret everything. I even threw myself at him countless times just so he could love me but he just didn’t. I couldn’t change him Ciara but you did more than that and I’m also convinced that you’re the best choice for Brian. I just hope that he would forgive me after everything”
“And he will”
She held my hand from across the table
“listen to me Ciara. promise me that you would love Brian forever and that you would never leave him no matter what. he really loves you Ciara. this is the first time I’ve seen Brian very serious about a relationship. he normally doesn’t care about it but now, he wants nothing more than being with you so please don’t leave him.”
“I promise Janelle. I love him too and I would never leave him” I say and she smile.
“Thank you. I’ve got to start going home now” she said and stood up
“Janelle I’m here if you need someone to talk to”
“thanks but I can handle myself. take care.” she said before walking leaving the building.
I picked up my bag and headed for home.
I arrived only to see Brian standing on our front porch.
He flashed his killer smile and opened his arms.
I ran into them, pressing my body on his.
“Careful running like that” he said kissing my hair and I pressed my face on his shoulder, taking in his Cologne.
“I’m fine don’t worry. have you been waiting for long?”
“Yup but I’m cool with it. I can wait a million years for you Ciara. only you so don’t worry about me” he said causing me to smile.
I raised my head to look at his face.
“for being patient with me even though I was a jerk sometimes”
“so do you forgive me?”
“one condition” he demands
“you’re going to come back home. mom, dad and penny really misses you a lot.”
“I’ll think about it”
“I’m missing you too especially Kiara”
“I’ll have to tell mom and dad first OK”
“Fine” he responds.
“She out of our lives for Good” he cuts me off
“She’s regrets everything. please forgive her Brian. for Kiara’s sake”
“I’ll think about it but for now I need you home” he says cupping my face.
“Ok Mr Salter.”
“you too” I say kissing his lips.
Written by Jackie