Time flew first, and before she knew it, it was the weekend, the most boring time for her, especially with her stepsister around during this time. There is nothing as boring as being somewhere you are not happy.
Have you ever been lonely but you are surrounded by so many people? This has always been her lifestyle for as long as she could remember. No matter how many times she tried to forget what Sheila did to her, it never did. But sometimes she thought it was good. She knew what kind of people surrounded her
Every time Sheila walked into her space, she did not even want to breathe the same air with her. The pain, betrayal, and heartache she felt a few months ago were still fresh to her. She can remember as if it was yesterday itself.
The urge to slap her is always there. Sheila being around her make sit feel like a malignant tumor that keeps on popping up when it’s removed or does not just go away.
And the jerk that broke her heart is the most despicable person she has ever met. She had trusted him with her life; in fact, he was her best friend; they had gone to school together since high school, and now in college, they were still together. But the betrayal he made her experience was beyond what words could describe.
It’s being stabbed by the person you trust with your life. Imagine the pain
Sorting out her laundry, Steph opens her bedroom door and heads downstairs to clean outside and to enjoy the morning as it comes. The last person she wanted to bump into was Sheila. Sometimes she wishes she could move out, especially when her Stepmom and Sheila gang on her.
As she landed on the last step on the stairs, her gaze met that of Sheila seated at the dining table having breakfast with her father.
“Good morning, dad.”
“Good morning Steph” Mr. Jackson answered before she strode outside. Just as she was about to step out, her father called her out.
“What’s going on between you and Sheila? Why does it seem to be tension between you for months now?” Steph’s dad asked curiously.
“Dad, nothing is going on.”
The last thing she wanted was to start talking to her dad about the relationship or her love life.
“Do you think because I have been keeping quiet all this time, I have not noticed the tension in this house? What’s really going on with you guys?
“Dad, if you want to know the truth, ask your favorite stepdaughter. She can give a better explanation of what she did.”
With that, she moved back closer to them and gave Sheila a look to go ahead.
“Come on, Steph, you know it was a mistake, and besides,” Before she could finish, Steph snapped on her.
“Shut the hell up. I don’t even want to hear your filthy words. You make me want to puke. If it were not for my dad, I would have moved out of here. You’re despicable,” Steph shouted.
“Shut up, both of you. Why don’t you guys fill me in on whatever is going on? And I won’t tolerate behaviors and street language here. Come on, your sisters.”
“Dad, I didn’t do anything to her. Her boyfriend seduced. He forced me to kiss him, and in the process, Steph caught us and thought we had been having an affair with him, honestly.”
“Kissing? You were practically naked on to- “
“Keep quiet. I think I have heard enough to know the whole thing.”
“Steph, this is a small thing to fight your sister because of a despicable man. If he didn’t get close to her, I don’t think your sister would have done anything to hurt you. Forget about this. Get over it. Remember, family, comes first.’
“I should have a known dad. You would always side with her. You never cared about me anyway.” Steph said as she laughed while tears ran down her cheeks. She couldn’t hold it anymore as she ran back to her room with her laundry. She dropped at the door as soon as she closed the door and sobbed.
It has been like that for a while. Her dad always took their side. The excuse he gives for doing this has always been that they are new in the family and need to feel welcomed.
Waking up early in the morning, the only thing in Steph’s mind was going to college and start looking for an apartment near the school. It didn’t matter what she had to pay for it, but she really had to get away from all that surrounded her at home. She knew she needed space to think and figure out herself, and the environment around her was not helping. Her mental health was more important than anything else at that moment.She took her breakfast fast and took a cab to school. She hates riding in the same car with Sheila. She remembered they were good friends at first, though not that close, but at least they could talk in length about things, and one of them included their boyfriends and the plans they had in the future.Things came to a standstill after she became too close to Sam. He was my confidant best friend, and he knew everything about me that not even my p
What started as a cup of coffee ended up taking the whole day?Steph couldn't say that she did not enjoy the day as it was, but she really loved every inch of the guy. So honest, open-minded, friendly, ambitious, and so on. She really loved hanging out with him. By the time they decided to go out of the cafe, it was around 6:30 pm.George insisted on dropping her off and getting to know at least where she lives, but, of course, Steph did not know about this. George drove into the family driveway and turned off the engine. It seemed he did not want to be separated from her."Well, thank you for today, I was not in a good mood, but you made my day," Steph said, looking at the guy before her.'It is nothing; I enjoyed your company as well and hoped we could do this often, of course, when you are free.""That's okay. At least I could have one more friend
Tears dropped from her eyes. She hurt and pained How could her flesh and blood dad not believe her? Why does he think so low of his own daughter? Is it fair? Why would Nicole come between her and her father? Why?Leaving his office, she ran to her room in anger. She ran without looking back. She didn’t care about them anymore. Let all of them go to hell. If they do not want her around, then she can’t force herself on them.She walked to her room. Closed the door behind her. Dropped down holding her knees, and broke down in tears . It’s not in her nature to break down when people are around, not even her dad. She always tried to keep it together and pretend to be strong though that it was never the case. She immediately stood up and opened her closet, and packed all her things in bags. She was so angry that time seemed to be slow. She di
’Come down, Steph,” Amanda said as she tried to soothe her friend. “They don’t deserve your tears.”’Why would my dad think nasty things about me when told by somebody else and not believe me? Seriously, I can’t even digest that. Imagine he believes his wife, my stepmother, over me. He has been raised for 24 years. For God’s sake, can’t he judge from good or bad? What has come over him:”Amanda tried to talk to her until late when she finally fell asleep on the couch. She made her tea, placed it in a thermos, and placed it at the table next to sleeping.Amanda has always been looking up to Steph since they were young. She remembered how she suffered when her boyfriend betrayed her with her sister and never grieved for it and kept the pain in her heart. She also knows of the new friendship with George, and she believes George is a good distraction for her.She took George’s phone and saved it to her own number, intending to call George when free to keep Steph Company. Maybe she may fee
Though her accounts had been frozen, she didn't care much. Her mum had left her some money in a secret account that even her father didn't know about. She had left a letter with their lawyer and told the lawyer to deliver in private to her, and she was not supposed to tell anyone except her sister, Mercy. She could not continue staying with Amanda for long since her sister would be moving in with her soon.In the few months that she had met George, they spent the most time together and learned a lot from him about life and his life.George was the only child to Mr. and Mrs. Kiiru and the first son of the county since his father was a governor. She would never have imagined he was the governor's son since he was so down to earth and respected others around him, not a spoilt brat as I would have thought.So many times, he has tried to ask her to be his girlfriend but still, she could not give him a chance. All those times when she turned him down, she could swear she saw the hurt in his
'Come on, George, we have been through this already. You know that I am not sure I'll be able to love you without having doubts. I was hurt and heartbroken to pieces by someone that I trusted than own self. Let alone you. We have only known each other for almost a year now. We are good friends, and I wish I could be more than that, but I am really not ready." Steph said, holding George's hands tightly. Though she tried to not show her feelings for George. She liked him but was scared he would leave her when he met someone from his own class."I understand what you went through, but I promise you that I will not hurt you at any point. All I want is to love you with all my heart and be there for you every step of the way in your life Steph. You make me feel like no other has done before. I dream of you each time you touch my hand or shoulders. I want more than just the touch. Am really crazy about you, Steph. Please give me a chance to be with you.""It's not like I don't want you; it i
Dating has never been as enjoyable as it was to Steph. It feels good to have a boyfriend who cares and takes care of you. The next few weeks has been amazing working in George’s company. Though they have known it each other over a year and few months the feeling George has towards her has always been pure and true. She has given her all to the relationship. They say good things don’t last long and that’s what caught up to them. One day while on a date with George, a pretty woman walks up to them and looks surprised to see them. “Hey George” The look on Georges face could earn you a million if you sold to the public. He was surprised and kind of shocked. “Hey Sharon” “How are you? I wasn’t sure if it was you or not. It has been like forever since I last saw you. Have just moved back into the country recently and was thinking of coming over to see you and your parents one of these days.” “Well it has been long. Anyway meet
A few days later, Steph received a call from her sister. Her father was sick and admitted to the hospital. Though she may not be talking to her dad, it shocked her, and she was scared of losing him. After all, he was the only parent she had after the demise of her mother. She called George and rushed to the hospital. She found her sister Mercy and the rest of the family in the waiting room. Her sister ran to her and started crying, but her step mum started criticizing her when she stepped in.“I thought you left the family, and we have nothing to do with you? Why are you here?” said her step mum“I have all right to see my dad when he is not feeling and when he is feeling well. Besides, what has it got to do with you? If you feel like not seeing me here, then go out and wait there. Otherwise, shut up and show some respect at the hospital,” Steph replied while sitting down. She could see doctors inside the room and didn’t need to ask the pe