It Is a Goodbye
Indeed, there is Danner, waiting on the pier.
With him, there is the press, the clicking of cameras fills the atmosphere. Andre and Michelle flank as I disembark. “Miss Loraine, are you saved alone? We thought there was another man involved in the accident. Have you not found him then?”, are the questions of the journalists. A haze starts to form in my head, journalists and paparazzi seem to be part of my life. I feel no hesitation when I face them.
“Of course, I found him, we were on a deserted island all those days. He'll be aboard in a minute,” I let them know, as I continue on my way. The authorities come to meet us, Andre agrees that we will come to the office on our own to make an official statement. “Loraine!” I suddenly hear a deep male voice. Before I know it, I'm in the strong arms of a man.
He tries to kiss me, clearly posing a spicy photo for the photographers. However, I turn my face causing his kiss to lan
Barbados is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Aziel is the model fiancé, we bought our rings in the local jeweler's shop today. And tonight, we celebrate our official engagement with our friends. Michelle and Rick also live in Barbados, Rick is the manager of Andre's Yacht Club. They are also our neighbors and visit often. I soon noticed that these friends were very close. Kaylah and Archer leave tomorrow for New York, they stayed with us for a week in this spacious villa by the sea. Aziel did not exaggerate when he described the house, the wind blows wonderfully here on the back terrace and the view over the ocean is soothing. I'm on the back patio drinking coffee with Kaylah. She is an outspoken personality, rap of tongue, but a heart of gold. She always takes care of me, always wants to know where I'm going, what I'm doing, who I'm talking to. Not that it bothers me, but it's noticeable for someone who's only known me for a week. Or not? Aziel has not
And here we stand, Aziel and I, staring into each other's eyes.How I love this man, before, now and forever. He doesn't know yet that I'm aware that all these people here with us knew me before I lost my memory. They're playing a game, I don't understand why they don't just tell me I belong to their group of friends too. Is there a secret they are hiding, is there something in my past that could harm me?Well, I have some surprises for them too. It takes two to tango and today is my day to confuse them.“Loraine, you are the love of my life. Being engaged to you is the best thing that happened to me. I promise you my heart, I will never deceive you on purpose, you can always count on me in good and bad times”, he vows to me. I hear the joyful sighs around us, all our friends are watching.We are now in a rented room in the most prestigious hotel in Barbados. Aziel has left nothing behind to have everything beautifully decorated here. The wines
Aziel's POVWhen I think of telling Loraine about her past, my heart fills with fear. I fear the stress that caused the miscarriage will hit her again. Nothing has really changed in our lives since Danner kidnapped her. I planned to wait for the verdict to be passed, peace to return to our lives after that.In the conversation I had with Andre last night, he insisted on telling her the truth. Michelle and Kaylah can hardly keep up the act, they are constantly slipping. I reassured him that I'd already told Loraine about the rape case, the pending verdict, and the new baby on the way. She took it without any objection, which is very hopeful for what is to come.What still had to be resolved and is very important for my relationship with Loraine, is that I have to get rid of the nagging feeling that Loraine only chose me as a substitute lover. Look, no one can blame me for this insecure feeling that lingers in my subconscious. Loraine had previously
Andre's POVAziel promised to inform Loraine about her past one of these days.Now that she has shown her deep love to him, he has no reason to delay. He hesitated too long, which could only cost him more misery in the long run. Fortunately, he understands this and is willing to reveal everything immediately after Kaylah and Archer leave.Because we are all getting tired of acting, we want to comfort Loraine after losing the twins. She was so excited to be a mother again, I sure know she now needs all the love from us.Well, I have my own challenges as well.I haven't had a deep conversation with Kenjal about our past experience in love yet. The last time it got serious, I had the impression that he had a traumatic encounter that he is still dealing with mentally. And now that I'm his committed boyfriend, he should talk to me about that. Together we can work through all traumas as long as we are willing to be vulnerable to each other.
When I wake up the next day, I feel so happy.Kenjal has reaffirmed his love for me, I have no choice but to believe him. He's the man I've longed for for years, but in my uncertainty, I never thought I was worthy of him. But it seems that the gods are kind to me and agreed to reverse my fate.Kenjal dispelled all my sad memories of Dale last night. It feels like I've hit the jackpot.I turn and notice that he is still deeply asleep. Of course, after he's enjoyed my body the whole night, he's dead tired, I chuckle. As he sleeps so peacefully, I study his face. He's such a handsome guy, nothing shows that he's gay. He doesn't trade his sexuality, it's clearly his private. A woman could unknowingly chase him if he did not reveal that he was gay.Fortunately, he is not ashamed of his sexuality. When we're in public, he just grabs my hand or holds me by the shoulders. He ignores the strange looks we sometimes get. So much different from Dale, who was always t
The friends say goodbye to Kaylah and Archer, who are returning to New York where duty calls. Andre, Rick and Michelle take Kenjal on an island tour while Loraine and Aziel head back to their villa. As Aziel drives the Bugatti into the garage, he feels the sweet cool breeze from the sea entering the car through the windows. “Shall we take a walk on the beach, Angel? We might even meet at a camp party, which is usually very pleasant,” he suggests.They still go inside the house and prepare a picnic basket with some leftovers in the fridge. After that they walk onto the beach with intertwined hands. The sun is at its peak, which has driven a number of people, primarily women, to the beach to sunbathe. They decide to walk along the waterline and look for beautiful shells.At an ice cream truck, Aziel buys them both a sundae. “Hmmm, this is the best of life here on the island. Sun, sea and ice cream”, explains Aziel, licking his finger
Everyone is aboard the jet.Kaylah and Archer flew with it to Barbados to pick up their friends. Lorrich couldn't come, Dordrich insisted that he meet his mother in New York.Loraine sits next to Aziel, she hasn't spoken a word since she came aboard. Kaylah turns towards her from her seat. “Loraine, we couldn't stop it, but there's a horde of journalists and photographers waiting at the airport. I think we owe that to the Dordrich”, she sighs. “I think he wants to use all of this as a marketing stunt for his companies. That idiot!” they grit their teeth.Loraine looks at her betrothed beside her. “Tell me more about Dordrich. What kind of person is he, how did I come into contact with him?” she asks him. Aziel sighs and begins to rub his forehead. Dordrich is the last thing he wants to talk about right now, but he cannot refuse Loraine's wish. He gives her a brief account of what happened until she found out that
The memories return in full force when Loraine enters the house with Lorrich on her arm. She quickly falls on the couch and holds her head. The last days leading up to her amnesia, the stress of Aziel's lawsuit, distraught watching Aziel suffer from the attacks from the media, everything resurfaces.Also, the day she was lured from the hospital by the head nurse and Danner who was waiting for her in the parking lot. “Mommy, what is it?” Lorrich asks concerned when he sees her pained face. She looks at her son, she knows he is too young to understand the evil ways of adults. Aziel, who has just entered, sees Loraine's gray face. "Angel, are you feeling well? You look terrible" he asks concerned. She beckons him to sit next to her and buries her head in his chest. “Everything is back. I have my memory back, my head is pounding", she whispers.A stabbing headache begins to set in, she massages her temples in the hope that it will pass. Quickly, A