*warning*:This story contains sex scenes violent scenes and mature themes.
She ran her fingers across the engraved letters on the ash colored tombstone. The coldness of the stone was shocking to her warm fingers.
A loving mother,daughter
"He cheated again." She said speaking out as if her mother now laying 6ft underneath the ground would hear her laments.
"I wish you were still here mom." She continued, fresh tears rolled down her cheeks.
The graveyard was windy, the wind blew through the trees, the old tree leaves rustling and the skies were gloomy too. The atmosphere depicted a scenario that told tales of sadness and woes. Maybe this was the right time for such, for the young lady that knelt beside the lone grave under the old oak tree was beyond sad.
"Mom,I am leaving." She stated relieving her self of her squatting position.
She sat on the ground with her legs brought up and her knees bunched up close to her chest, she brought her arms around them hugging herself tightly.
"I don't know but I feel the need to move away from here and start all over again. I feel like a fresh start would help me a great deal. Nothing is working for me anymore. Ever since dad left and you died, every other person keeps leaving. No one stays. I don't have any luck in friendships or dating. It's the same old story all the time, friends betray me, men use me and get tired, I even lost my job. You and dad left me to face this cruel world all by myself. Am I cursed?Is there something wrong with me? Do I deserve all this?" She asked sobbing loudly this time.
The wind still blew and it grew chillier.
"Brian cheated again.This is not the first, or second or third time, I have lost count.This time mom, he wasn't even sorry. I caught him in bed with a different girl as always and you know what? he just had a smudged look on his face and dumped me right in front of her." She spoke angrily, She felt like pulling her hair out.
"The thing is I think I am actually done with men for good now." She continued,"No!I don't think, I know I am actually done with men for good, I will move to God knows where, get a nice apartment, a satisfying job, buy a pet and live like that till the graceful lord wills me to join you."
She paused for a moment staring at the grave as if awaiting an answer, secretly willing her dead mother to communicate with her.
"It would be nice right? living alone just you, your dog, your cuppa and nice books.That will definitely be my life from now on, at least I would be left alone and finally live in peace and loneliness with may be a pinch of tranquility."
She ran her palms over her face in exasperation.
I need a break from all these, She thought.
"Even when I leave, I will still come back to visit mom, you know I will. I love you and I will forever miss you till my death!" She proclaimed in finality.
She dropped the single red rose she was holding and ran her fingers across the engraved letters once more.
I love you, She whispered wiping the lone tear that rolled down her cheek.
Korina walked sluggishly out of the cemetery with her hands buried deep in the pockets of her long black trench coat, she stopped for a moment to adjust her glasses before moving forward.
The wind blew a page of an old newspaper in her direction and she caught it just before it slapped her in the face, out of curiosity she spread it open and she saw the words printed boldly.It was the headlines.
"STOP THE KILLINGS, BLACK LIVES MATTER." She read the words out.
She folded the page and flung it away in anger.
If only it really mattered, her mother would have been alive. She sighed and continued her journey home.
Korina sat across the desk munching away on the hamburger in her right hand while she tapped away on her phone in the other.
"So nothing, absolutely nothing can change your mind?" The man on the other side of the desk asked with a hint of hope in his voice.
"Nope, nothing." She replied not pulling her gaze from her phone.
"Look korina,I am really sorry that we couldn't solve your mother's murder case and bring the culprits to justice." The man said apologizing.
"It's okay." She dropped her phone and wiped her hands with the napkin on the desk.
She was at the police station, she had come to say her final goodbyes to someone who had served as a guardian to her, it was sad separating from him too but she had to go.
It's for the better, She often reminded herself.
"I am truly, deeply really sorry." Neil Blackwood said, Korina looked at the detective and shook her head."I guess solving the case wasn't meant to happen."
"But it was our job, we could ha..." Korina cut him short,"It's okay Neil, It's okay."
She stood up to leave after prolonged minutes of silence, he rose and followed her with the intent of seeing her off.
"I will miss you, baby k." He said pulling her into a tight fatherly hug as they reached the door, she wrapped her arms around him savoring the moment, It might just be the last, She thought.
"I will miss you so much and hey don't call me that, I am a grown ass woman now." She said bumping his shoulder playfully.
"Still a baby to me." He replied with a little laugh.
Korina got down from the taxi and paid the driver. She walked up the stairs to her apartment thrusted the key into the keyhole and opened the door with two swift turns.
Her apartment looked strange and empty now, even her footsteps echoed.Everything was literally boxed except for the camp bed she laid on the floor to spend the night on.
After taking a long shower, she brushed her teeth and skipped dinner.She was on the camp bed parting her hair in sections and plaiting it, when her phone beeped indicating new notifications, the screen lit up and she saw two messages.
She left her hair to text back.
Dianiella-you still coming tomorrow?Truck Driver -we still doing eight, yea?
She replied quickly and dropped the phone. Minutes later she finished braiding her hair and laid back on the bed, pulling a blanket around her body, she got comfy for bed.
Korina felt nervous considering she was moving to a new place and all, a lot of questions ran through her mind.
It didn't take long before she dozed off.
She had a long day tomorrow and a flight she wouldn't want to miss.
Daniella held up the white cardboard paper with both hands, with the names 'KORINA BLACK' written on it, while she impatiently tapped her left foot in annoyance."Where the fuck is she?" She swore out loud.An old woman standing next to her gave her a scolding look for swearing in an obscene word and Daniella glared back at her.She tried peering through the sea of faces for the umpteenth time, trying to see if she would finally have a glance of Korina's but her efforts proved abortive yet again.Her phone rang and she put her hand in her purse to pick it while still holding up the now arched cardboard with the other."Hello mum." She said putting the phone on her ear."Are you guys on your way yet? or you stopped to get lunch."Her mum asked assuming she had gotten her from the airport already."Nope, I haven't even seen her yet, I have been waiting for nea
"It's perfect." She said looking around the room, it was a studio apartment bigger than she expected, a little on the high side but she loved it, especially the fact that it was situated in a sky rise building and she loved the views from the tall glass walls."So korina, are you taking this one?" Daniella asked impatiently, she had heard these words 'it's perfect' for every apartment they checked over the weeks and korina never picked anyone."Yes,I am." She nodded in affirmative and turned to the landlord, "How do you want it, E-money or cash?" Korina watched Daniella hand over the card to the cashier and looked at all the multiple shopping bags wondering who was going to carry them for her cause she sure ain't touching shit."Is that all ma'am?" The cute asian lady behind the counter asked."Errm, I think...I would ta...?" Korina hit Daniella cutting her se
A year and some months later. The worse thing to wake up to in the morning was the sound of an annoyingly loud alarm."Drrrrrrrrrggghhhhh." The alarm kept ringing continuously, Korina reached out a hand to the bed shelve top, grabbed the clock aggressively and put it off.Well, happy lazy Sunday to me, She thought with internal joy as she leaped off the bed.She stood in front of the tall glass window and watched the sun rising with squinted eyes, the rays streamed through the glass illuminating the room.That was what she loved most about the apartment, it was the view.She yawned and stretched before she felt a sharp shooting pain in her head."Ouuuuuwwww!" She shouted.A hangover?"Oh, you are up." A voice said."Yes,I am." She replied, wait what?s
"Nothing, absolutely nothing is changing my mind this time." Korina huffed in frustration as she looked at the now halved black comb in her hand.It broke while she was trying to comb her hair."Nah, I don't think dreads would fit you."Daniella said.She stood up from the bed and pulled some part of korina's hair playfully." ooouuch."She slapped her hand away and gave her a threatening look."I am honestly tired of my hair, it's hard to comb, hard to detangle, always breaking combs! It's frustrating, ugggh!" She complained further."Try combing it again!" Daniella suggested, "But with this, this time."She said handing Korina another comb.Korina took the comb and began combing."You see it works!" Daniella said in excitement as she saw Korina combing effortlessly.Snap!"Oh God!!!!"Korina screamed and looked
The hours Daniella had to wait were the most tiring and elongated hours she had had to wait in her life.She sat in the waiting room as she was tired of pacing around, her head bent over and shoulders slumped, tears streaming down her cheeks.She was sober now, the shock of the incidence had gotten rid of the liquor.She couldn't stop crying, thoughts of any possible terrible outcome of the situation ran through her mind.What if she dies?She raised her head and wiped her tears, chiding herself for being a cry baby, she going to live, she assured herself."Daniella." She glanced towards the direction of the voice and saw her mother approaching. She threw herself into the woman's arms and started sobbing all over again."Mom." She sniffed, "I am so scared.""It's okay baby." She consoled her rub
His jet black hair wasn't sleeked backwards this time, unlike the day she first met him, it was more ruffled and neatly unruly, maybe he rubbed his palms through it, She thought.Her eyes raked over his features, studying his oval face, blue eyes, a pointed nose and tanned skin. He had a real sharp jawline, she imagined it cutting through glass. She looked over him and guessed maybe he was about 6"1.No, don't get attracted, no men, no men, She scolded herself."Korina!" She snapped back to reality at the mention of her name."Yes." She replied looking at him squarely."I asked how you were feeling now." He said, "Repeatedly.""A lot better i think, just that my head bangs and I am a bit sore all over."She replied and looked around the room only then did she notice that aunt Dido and Daniella had excused them minutes ago.
Korina wore her mittens immediately she heard the timer go off, she opened the oven and brought out the tray of brownies.The aroma wafted through the air and she did a dramatic sniff, her mouth watered at the sight of the brown pastries. She set them down on the counter, took a knife and proceeded to cut them into shape when she heard a knock on the door."Coming." She yelled as she quickly made her way to the door.There was no one in sight when she answered the door, even when she peeped at both sides of the hallway not a single soul was found. She was about to step out further when she hit her foot on something.Korina looked down to find a white box and bouquet of flowers.She picked them up and took them into the apartment silently praying that a bomb wasn't implanted in them.She dropped them on a coffee table and took a whiff of the flowers,they smelt heavenly, yello
"Hey!" Korina's hand flew to her chest as she jumped off the chair in fright, the voice startled her."Daniella!" She screamed as she watched her walk excitedly into the apartment,"you can't just barge in like that, don't frighten me into having a heart attack."Her hand was still on her chest, her rapid breathing was beginning to slow down."Oh come on." Daniella dropped her purse on the bed and began pulling off her jacket,"you knew I was coming and besides you gave me your spare key, remember?""That I did and I might have to retrieve it back, in fact why are you here? It's 7pm and it's dark and late." She asked resuming her position on he chair."You have a date tonight remember? I am here to fix you up."Daniella walked over to Korina's closet threw the covers apart and started rummaging for an outfit."Oh my God, I totally forgot I had a date tonight."<