THE ESCAPE

Its exactly 04:26 am in the morning and am in bed, eyes closed in an entirely different planet. Its windy outside but pretty warm under my fluffy blanket. My legs stretched a little harder and my toenails cracked. Slowly my left eye twitched embracing my lower eyelid. Same as my right eye!

I was checking out the time, anticipating his arrival. He promised he wouldn’t be late but i had waited too long to wear a smile. I walked to and fro the living room constantly looking through my window. There was no sign, not even a glimpse. I saw many faces. Young and old, fair and dark but none looked him. I went back to the spot i was sitting all evening and sank in harder on the couch! I was pissed. Why would he keep me waiting this long when he knew we had a date? Is he on some kinda game again? Or is he trying to get me for standing him up the other day? I reached out for the hand rest of the couch and placed my head on it. Still not comfortable, I placed my feet fully on it and dozed off a little. Nah I dint doze off, I literally slept!

The door cracked open. He was back! I knew it but i dint wanna make a move yet. I felt his shadow above me and as usual, he kissed me. He knows my weakness and he knows just how to use it. I opened my eyes, indifferent but biting his lips. I pulled out slowly and sat upright. Why did you keep me waiting this long baby? I wasn’t gonna forget to ask, that kiss wasn’t gonna bribe me! Shhh came the answer….he kissed me again! But dear, u said you were gonna….shhh came the answer again and this time his Index finger pressed hard on his lips, then he placed it against mine! Gosh! He knew how to make me surrender! He smiled and I shook my head and released a smile, working my fingers down my hair. He shoved his keys on the table and pulled off his shoes. I unfastened his tie and gazed at his face giving him a hard nod on his forehead! I loved to do that to him and he would grab my waist and give me a tight cuddle. He hugged me tight till I playfully wriggled myself outta his arms reminding him of Our plan! The BEACH! 

 

  Yeah, the reason why i’d been waiting all evening for him to get back. We spent the whole night talking about how we would steal the next day alone to ourselves at the beach! Away from the world! I was pretty much excited at the idea and so was he. The week had been so busy and we needed that alone time. I swiftly made my way to the kitchen to fix him something to eat while he carelessly flung his socks on the corner of the floor going about his usual house activity, Nintendo! 

His neighbor checked in earlier to see if he was still coming over for some party. It popped in my head and I called on him to ask. Honey? Honey?  Honey! He was engrossed! I starred at him from the door and for 20 secs he dint know i was starring.  I walked down memory lane and remembered how lost he was in his game when we first met. I came with a friend, who knew a friend that knew him. It was his birthday and so unusually, he was rather on his Nintendo while we were all making his day. I remember I used to wonder how weird he could be. He was always absent minded but smart, a little weird but sweet, too playful but serious. He always had a good replacement for all his bad habits. I fell for him somewhere in between. While having these thoughts, finally he looks up at me and bashfully smiled. I served us some egg sandwiches. He loved that on most afternoons and since I was spending the week with him before the second semester of school resumes, I took my time to Observe his likes and dislikes. We hurriedly ate that and once we got done, we headed off !

The road was free, as it was a weekend. The beach was barely 30mins away. He loved to turn his music loud and speed on a max! I couldn’t complain as I was loving every moment with him. We laughed and chewed on candy balls. I’d pour alot in my hand and let him have from my palm. We stole kisses while he drove and cussed cars that sped faster than us. We had an amazing ride and I was adding these memories to the multitude i already had in my head 🙂
 
Eventually we got there. The beach was so peaceful and serene. Just what we needed! The sun had already disappeared over the edge of the horizon leaving shades of gold in the sky. There were lots of people at the beach, happy kids and animals. palm trees sweetly curved out for a nice shade. It was an amazing atmosphere. We chilled on a quiet corner and and munched on sticks of candy floss and drinks. We made out severally laughed and talked  about our future together. We both laid down on the light brown sand in silence. My heart pounding in anxiety. He stretched out his hands and pulled me close to him…swinging my hair back and forth. I felt his heart beat against mine, they were playing the same rhythm, we both could understand. I was expecting a surprise but I wasn’t sure what it was. There was a reason for the delay back at the house. A reason why he had no excuse for his lateness! I overheard him ask his friend sometime that week if “it was the right time” and lastly I saw that small red box wrapped with a silk ribbon in his pocket! How can he possibly be smarter than a lady?? we find things out!! I thought with a quirky smile, still lying on his hairy chest. Would you give me my ring already?! My witty voice from within screamed with Joy. Right now I was too sure what to expect. I was happy! 
Finally he sits up and I fill my hands with sand, molding it to distract myself. Was it time to turn over, i thought! yes? No? grrhh! He crawls over on me, kneeling above me with my legs in between his. “Will you…..” (Yes! yess! yesss!…) I answered in my head before he finished. I had to act all surprised like Omg yesss I will baby! He placed the ring on my finger (and my toenails cracked again….legs stretching further) We were both happy and had a make out session that lasted for 15mins on a max. Then we got up and pursued ourselves round and round the beach like two playful kids. Of course we were!  We ran to the water and he dived in happily screaming out to everyone about how today’s his happiest day! He called out on me to come join him, but I was scared of water! He loved it.
 
I came closer and he pulled me into the water, holding me tight while the waves of the beach celebrated with us by fiercely swinging itself at us back and forth, splashing hard on our skins! Friends around taking pictures and cheering at us. The whole attention seemed to be on us now and it was amazing. We were definitely doing something right. I thought! The waves were coming harder this time but nobody noticed it. All too distracted with our view. Until he slipped. His hands were no longer wrapped round my waist. The sand below my feet swept off quickly by the rush of the water and before I knew it I was On the floor covered in water. I struggled to get a grip on the sand but it slipped off my fingers and I only kept digging my fingers deep! I coughed out hard but the water rushed at me again. Wheres everyone?? My subconscious thought! I struggled out further. I was on dry sand now. Weak! It was all dark. No one was around. Wheres he?? sadness rushed down my heart! Don’t leave me. Please don’t 😦 Come back! please baby come back! 😦 😦 Echoes of my voice pounded in my head. My toenails cracked again! and I was struggling with my two feet on my bed. I opened my eyes wide. It was a DREAM.
 
I sat up and sobbed. It was a tragic event in my life. How could I easily erase that memory? Loosing a loved one to the sea… It keeps coming back, over and over again..both in dreams and in my thoughts. I wiped the tears and went back to sleep…..
 
(to be contd…)
 
**This Is just an imaginative story** I’m Not the character in the story and i haven’t lost anyone (Thanks2God) to the sea but I just felt like putting myself in the story because am touched when I hear stories of people loosing their loved ones at the beach especially. The trauma they go through, sleepless nights, torture and sometimes taking their own lives cos they cant forgive themselves for watching it happen! My bestfriend told me of some one who lost his brother at the beach and that moment I was gona blog about it. If y’all know anyone who anyone in this situation. Help them out of it. It really countss…**

6 thoughts on “THE ESCAPE

  1. As a child I thought like a child,played like a child and spoke like a child. As I grew older, all childish things passed away nd all things av become new…but there's smthing bout the beach that brings out the child in me yet again…

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