Lemuel was seated beside Inara, holding her close as she leaned into him at the deck of his Princess 72 Motor Yacht. They were both staring out into the large expanse of the lake with nothing but a meandering forest on each side of the water for miles.
As the driver from the control room far at the front of the yacht, cruised the engine skillfully through the waters, they sat there on the seats at the tail of the yacht, enjoying the cool breeze and the sight of nature.
Inara was feeling genuinely happy at the heightened sense of freedom especially after going through the grounding. This was serious relief and she planned not to get herself into any bad situation like that again.
To her, Lemuel would have been a perfect guy without his temper. He had told her that day in the Di
Lemuel led her through the yacht’s living room, which was fitted with two long sets of white settees. The settees had several cushions in white and different shades of grey strewn across them and there was a matching white center table with a medium length wooden strip wrapped over the middle of it like a ribbon.They moved passed the dining table decorated with a bow of beautiful green and white flower neatly arranged atop the center. The dining table stood surrounded with four white chairs forming an L shape around one end while a white settee formed an L shape, surrounding the other end with about three embroidered grey cushions strewn over the settee.They ventured around inside and finally, he led her into the Master Cabin which stood bigger in comparison with the other cabins. It was a Master stater
Right on time, a beautiful Island came into view before the yacht. It was sprawled proudly before their steadily approaching powerboat, magnificent, with several sea vessels resting at its docks.Lemuel was standing behind Inara at the front of the boat, close to the pointy edge, his hand, around her waist.“The Island looks incredibly peaceful.” she said to him.“It is a little vacation Island, favoured for its tranquility. Isn’t that cool for a honeymoon?”
After their confession, Lemuel’s anger had slowly disappeared and he joined her on the bed, just holding her close until they both fell asleep.The following day, he was back in high spirits. She woke up early to find him dressed in a fitness outfit.“Rise and shine, Sweetheart, would you like to go cycling with me?”“Sure, good morning.” she responded and made herself ready while he drank coffee. He had made her a cup so she drank it as soon as she was prepared, cladding herself in a fitness wear and following him outside where they mounted their bicycles and rode out to the jungle trail he had earlier shown her.They rode for about forty minutes on the oblique path. It was a serene and beautiful trail in the woods with wild trees, grasses, rocks and hills greeting them. Crickets were chirping with birds calling and flying, the cool air hitting their faces as they pedaled along.Occasionally, he would turn slightly to check on her and throw her a smile, which she would return happily.
Lemuel and Inara spent the next four days doing fun activities; watching movies, swimming, cycling, boat riding, rowing, fishing, swimming, hiking, going on drives through the Island, shopping souvenirs, taking pictures and making love.On the evening of the fifth day, they were set to go to an open microphone event in the town. They were already at the car when she grabbed the car keys and started running towards the garden.“Action Nara.” he said but she turned and showed him her crossed fingers, which meant that she did not have to stop. “You are so beautiful.” the musician said to her when they reached the bar.“Thank you.” she said and tried wringing her hand away from his but he would not let go.“This is how far I can come. Really, you don’t have to buy me a drink, thanks.”“Okay can I have your number? I’ll like to see you again.”“That won’t be necessary.
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“You are so beautiful.” the musician said to her when they reached the bar.“Thank you.” she said and tried wringing her hand away from his but he would not let go.“This is how far I can come. Really, you don’t have to buy me a drink, thanks.”“Okay can I have your number? I’ll like to see you again.”“That won’t be necessary.
Lemuel and Inara spent the next couple of days together, jogging, swimming, cycling, boat riding, fishing, visiting the Island Museum, Art gallery, eating out on occasions, visiting a karaoke bar and making love. With no negative drama, they were both happy with each other as they enjoyed their honeymoon.On the third day, Lemuel received a call from eager investors who didn’t want to wait for their honeymoon to elapse. They were already lodged at a hotel on the Island and were requesting a meeting with him as soon as possible. He had decided to meet them that morning and was already dressed in a green ankle sleeve fitted shirt and dark pants.“I have to meet with the Investors immediately after breakfast today.” he informed Inara during breakfast that morning. They were having oatmeal and bread. “I’ve told them that we can meet at a convenient meeting room in the hotel they are lodged at. The least I can do is save their time.”“Okay.” Inara said, realizing that she would miss him eve
Inara did not have time to register if the person was a male or female but she stood there in the water, frightened. The person was underneath the water and she kept looking closely at the surface, trying to decipher where he or she would emerge.Then with terror, she saw bubbles over the water in close proximity before her, which told her the current position of the person. She opened her mouth to scream as the person emerged directly in front of her, forcing one hand swiftly over her mouth and blocking out her scream, trapping her body and pushing her into the water.Inara’s eyes opened wide, her heart thundering as her assailant
Lemuel could not believe it. It wasn’t like he had placed a restriction on her that day just for the sake of it. He had explained the reason for her as clear as crystal. What had she been trying to prove? He could not understand it. She knew about the danger, yet she ventured outside.Of course it was possible that Suzy could know about this vacation spot of theirs. She had been his secretary and scheduled his trips. He had thought that her jealousy would pass with time. Why she was jealous, he could barely fathom. If she was this psycho crazy about him, he wondered why she had gone sleeping around. He had also thought that the undertaking with the police would keep her at bay but it seemed like, nothing was working. And now she had come here during his honeymoon to cause problems. If the law wasn’t working, he too could play the take the law into your hands game. But that was an issue to address later. For now, Inara’s recklessness was ninety-nine percent, the cause of his fury.“I as