Love Story

FOREVER 9

King slumped back in his seat and covered his face with
his hands. Alewa kept her eyes down with tears trickling down her face. She couldn’t look at him,
she couldn’t bear to see the censure in his eyes, she didn’t want to see the disgust, and the
revulsion he must be feeling.
“Alewa…” King whispered.
She didn’t look up and she didn’t answer him, she just kept her face down, crying silently.
King reached for her hand once more and held it tightly in his. That gave her the courage to
look up. She slowly raised her head and looked into his eyes fearfully. She didn’t see any
revulsion, she didn’t see any censure; all she saw was compassion, with tears swimming in his
eyes. Alewa couldn’t help herself, she just started sobbing loudly.

King quickly composed himself and called for the waiter to bring their check. He paid for their
meal quickly and drew Alewa to her feet, wrapped his arms around her and led her out of the
restaurant. He could feel the other diners’ eyes on them as they walked out. They were probably
thinking he just broke up with her.
He led her to his car, opened the door and deposited her in the back seat. He then joined her
there, still holding her, allowing her to cry her heart out and let go of the hurt.
What type of father will do this to his daughter? I don’t understand Lord. Why did her father
do this to her? He thought frantically as he consoled her.
Feed my lamb, he heard a quiet voice whisper in his spirit.
He listened carefully and heard clearly once more, feed my sheep.
He started praying quietly. Father, he began. Lead me and guide me, give me the wisdom to
deal with this situation. This is your daughter, she is hurting, and she is in pain. Heal her Lord,
grant her peace in her spirit and restore order into her life. Let her see clearly that you are the
only one who can take her pain away. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Immediately he finished praying, he felt peaceful and he knew what he had to do.
By the time Alewa calmed down enough to notice what was happening around her, they
were on the move. King was driving and she didn’t know where they were or where they were
headed to. It was so dark out; she couldn’t see anything beyond the car window.
“King.” She called tentatively
He looked back immediately and regarded her. “How are you feeling?” he smiled
“Much better. Where are we going?”
“Just relax. I’ll explain everything when we get there. We are not so far now.”
Alewa relaxed and closed her eyes. Her eyes were so sore from crying and she had a
pounding headache, but at the same time she felt light, as if some weight had been lifted off her.
She felt almost clean.
Few minutes later, King pulled over on a side street. He parked the car and switched off the
engine. Then he turned back to her and started talking.
“Alewa, I’m so sorry for what you’ve been through in your young life. Nobody should go
through that, and I know sorry cannot begin to heal the pain and hurts in your heart but that is
all I have to offer. I’m deeply sorry and I hope I can be a friend to you, loving you and helping you
through it all.”
“Thank you.” She said quietly, grateful for his support
“I have a friend who went through a similar experience as yours and this is who I brought
you to meet. I believe she can help you through this, offer some support and aid when you need
it, and just be one more shoulder to rely on.
She lives in this neighborhood, and I’ll like you to meet her tonight. Maybe, you both can
begin the healing process.”
Alewa was curious about this friend of his. She nodded. “Okay.”
King got out of the front seat and came around to help her out too. He held her hand and led
her to an apartment building at the corner. The street was deserted but Alewa could see a few
stragglers walking around. She held on tightly as King led the way.
Shortly, they came to the door of what looked like a two bedroom flat. King knocked
cautiously and Alewa heard shuffling inside and then a woman’s melodious voice.
“Who is there?” she asked
“It’s me, King.” He replied
“Oh!” she unlocked the door and opened it. Alewa could tell she was excited to see him.
“Hiiii.” She gave him a hug
King hugged her without letting go of Alewa’s hand. He quickly stepped back so the lady
could see he was not alone. Alewa could tell she was surprised to see her beside King, and holding
hands. Alewa saw her mouth tighten slightly when she saw their hands tightly clasped. Alewa
tried to remove her hand from King’s, concerned she was infringing on another woman’s territory
but King wouldn’t let go. She relaxed slightly and went with the flow.
“Hello Georgina.” King said. “May we come in?”
“Of course.” Georgina smiled
She stepped back and motioned them in. King went ahead of Alewa, dragging her along. The
room they stepped into was tastefully furnished and quite spacious. Alewa fell in love with the
ambience immediately.

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