Ever After?

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‘Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.’
Aristotle.
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Alero kneaded the dough and used her free hand to mop her sweaty brows. Her husband was away on business but she noticed the surreptitious glances threw her way by the neighbours and it saddened her. Abel is the love of her life but of recent, she had trouble believing the ‘happily ever after’ theory.

A shrill sound interrupted her sad thoughts and she walked briskly to the living room, picking up the landline phone and whispered hoarsely, her voice constricted with tears.

‘Hello.’

‘Hey darling,’ Abel, her husband of five years, said slowly on the other line, ‘are you okay? You sound awful.’

She gritted her teeth then replied carefully, trying in vain to control the turbulent emotions coursing through her, ‘when are you coming home?’

‘I’m outside the door!’

Alero dropped the phone and flew to the door, she flung it open and saw Abel kneeling down on one knee, a huge grin on his brown face.

‘Forgive me darling, I promise to love you forever!’

She didn’t know what to say.

Abel stood up slowly and clasped her in a tight, warm embrace. Alero was limp in his arms, she felt nothing. Few seconds passed then she asked,

‘What exactly do you want me to forgive you for?’

‘The ‘ever after’ marriage is not a bed of roses. I have flaws my love, as you do, but we can work through it all.’

Alero now understood, and she held her husband tightly, wondering if ‘happily ever after’ is not a myth after all.

*******

In the spirit of ‘Valentine,’ I would be exploring a lot of relationships and how we could turn more towards the ‘happily ever after’ theme. Forgiveness and tolerance is the key for the success of any human relationship. Love conquers all…

Enjoy your weekend friends!

Much love, always!

🙂

23 comments on “Ever After?

  1. beautiful and true quote

  2. This is going to be great Seyi. I’ll be looking forward to your short ‘love’ stories this month then. I’m in the office today to catch up on a few things and couldn’t resist checking up on your site. I love the way you strung your words together and the story has depth. Great job I’ll say!🙂
    Christy.

  3. Once upon a time I believed in happily ever after. No longer but your love stories should be interesting.

  4. seanbidd says:

    All ever afters, will always still wait to be lived, written, experienced, set free for the mind to read, where the imagination knows, may share. Just wisps in brief thought.

  5. totsymae1011 says:

    Maybe something’s happened before to make her such a skeptic. Seems she’s got a hardened. Maybe I’m a softy for happy endings but I’m gonna need her to be less rigid with that man down on one knee and all. Then again, he’s probably done a whole buncha stuff.

  6. totsymae1011 says:

    A hardened heart, I mean.

  7. Ste J says:

    I love the theme you are embarking on…it’s great communication, understanding and forgiveness…universal messages my friend…and thank you for your last Sey-mail that I haven’t answered yet but was a fantastic read and made me high five my cat.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Oh Ste J, I love the way you string your words together. Glad you like my Valentine’s theme, I promise you it’s going to be interesting! I’m happy you like my last mail…🙂
      Hope you’ll have a fantastic week my friend!🙂

  8. What a lovely story and great theme – looking forward to more😉

  9. Hm, a collection of short romantic stories in the making?🙂 Go gal!

  10. I love a good love story! I look forward to more. 🙂

  11. gageier says:

    Liebe Seyi Sandra einen schönen Dienstag mit ganz vielen lieben Grüßen Klaus

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