Second Chance – Classicpluz
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‘See my dear, let me advice you as a sister. I love you, you know i do. We’ve been friends since you started dating Benjamin. You’ve been my best friend since. You see, you just cant marry Tony when his daughter is not comfortable with you oo. You will end up regretting it. You love him yes but dont let love lead in this matter. Your head first then love later. Do you know what you will do? Call Tony, call Maria or whatever her name is, discuss this matter very well, you guys should come to a conclusion. If she doesnt want you, its as simple as ABC, just abort the pregnancy and kiss goodbye to whatever relationship you guys have. Or better still, if you dont want to abort the pregnancy, keep it and keep dating him. Keep your wedding plans on hold first till she finally comes around. If she doesnt come around, just know you cant keep waiting for him forever. You have to find another man because time waits for no one.
And just know that you and Tony were never meant to be. Believe me sweetie, if you and Tony are meant to be together, then not even Lucifer can ressurect from the bottomless pit to stop you guys from getting wedded’ Amy adviced.
Tears drenched Alice’s face. Why was badluck following here everywhere? How could she lose Tony now that she loved him more than life itself. It seems she wasnt cut off for marriage. First Benjamin, he died a week to their wedding when she was already pregnant for him.
And now Tony, it was obvious they have to go their separate ways few months to their wedding when she was already pregnant for him. Again!
She was ready to stay with him, even if Lucifer escapes from the bottomless pit to destroy them, but perhaps Amy and Kofo was right. If she should marry Tony, it would cause a rift between him and his daughter which was already happening.
And causing a rift between Maria and Tony was the last thing she wanted. But she loved Tony to a fault, and she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him.
‘have you told your mum about this?’ Amy asked and she nodded. ‘what did she say about it?’
‘the same thing. She told me to call it quits with him. But i’m afraid Amy. I’m afraid i cant live without him. I’m afraid and besides i’m carrying his baby’
‘oh forget it Alice. Werent you able to get over Benjamin’s death? And fell in love again? Werent you carrying his baby then? Didnt you survive it? Arent you so crazily in love with another guy again? Cheer up sweetie, all will be fine. Yes, it would hurt now but with time, remember time heals yesterday’s pains. You will find another guy who you would so madly fall in love with, insanely fall in love with, crazily in love with. Trust me Alice. Just forget about him. He’s not the one for you’
Alice raised her tear stained face ‘what about his baby Amy? What will i tell his baby? And how can i have two children for two separate men and i didnt end up with any of them? Wont my children see me as a promiscous lady when they grow up? What will people say about me?’
‘stop worrying yourself about what people f—–g say about you dear. Dont give a s–t about anyone. Only then, only then can you make progress in your life’
‘and apart from that, i love Tony…..’
‘you loved Benjamin too didnt you?’
Amy nodded ‘but the situation is different. I….’
‘you love Tony more than you loved Benjamin right?’
‘i didnt mean it that way’
Amy wiped off the tears spilled on Alice’s face ‘cheer up. Call Tony now, if he has a final solution to the problem now, then you guys should start working on it. But let him know that it will be the last before you guys go your separate ways’
Alice nodded and with shaky hands, picked up her phone and dialled Tony’s number…..
Tony came down smiling as he approached Alice. Giving her a peck on the cheek, he noticed she was pale and not happy. He had noticed that over the phone as well.
‘honey, whats wrong? You dont look happy to me’ he tried touching her shoulders but she gently pushed it away. He grimaced ‘really, whats wrong now? What did i do wrong?’
‘lets go inside’ Alice said coldly. Tony shrugged and they went inside.
Settling on the couch, Tony figured out that something was terribly wrong somewhere.
‘honey, will you tell me something? Whats…..’
‘what should i offer you?’ Alice asked.
‘nothing. Just tell me what i did wrong now’ Tony said.
‘you didnt do anything wrong Tony. I just wanted us to talk. Talk about alot of things. Our relationship, our upcoming wedding, our unborn baby, Maria. Alot’
‘there’s nothing to talk about babe. Maria leaves for the united states immediately……and our wedding holds’
‘thats not what i mean Tony. Maria is your daughter, how long do you plan keeping her away?’
‘as long as…..as long as….as long as….i dont…i dont know’
Alice sat down close to him ‘you see? You are not even sure. Are you sure you really want Maria to leave? Are you sure you can chose me over your own daughter? Your own blood?’
Tony looked away.
‘you love Maria, dont you? You want the best for her and you dont want her out of your sight right? She might be naughty now, but she is still your daughter. Your only child’
‘where are you heading to?’ Tony asked.
Alice stood up and looked away ‘i…i….’
Tony stood up too and stood behind her, then gently caressed her shoulders ‘you are right. Maria is my only daughter and i love her no matter what. No matter anything, she means the world to me. But yoy mean the world to me as well Alice. I love you, believe me i truly love you and i’m ready to do anything for you. I…..’
Alice turned around swiftly ‘even if it means sending away your own daughter?’
‘stop it!’ she moved away ‘i cant do this any longer. I cant. I quit’
‘you heard me Tony, i quit. I cant stand this any longer. I dont want to be the reason father and daughter be at loggerheads with each other!’
‘what are you talking about?’
‘you dont understand? Well, i’m gonna spell it out; i-quit! Its-over-between-us-Tony’
‘what? Is this some kind of joke or something?’
‘well, does this look like a joke to you?’
‘what about…what about our unborn baby?’
‘i aborted it’
‘we need to forget about each other Tony. Deal with your daughter, will you? I just cant marry you Tony. I just cant. Not when your daughter doesnt want me, she doesnt like me. My life may be in danger!’
Tony laughed ‘oh please, dont make me laugh too much Alice. Maria isnt capable of anything, she cant hurt a fly!’
Alice walked to the door ‘i’m sorry but my mind is made up Tony. You just have to leave now and forget we ever shared anything in the past. Its a good thing i already aborted the baby. That way nothing will ever connect us together’
Tony opened his mouth to speak but no words came out. He was dumbfounded, was this the Alice he knew or something.
‘how could you? How could you abort…abort….’
‘just shut up, will you!’ Alice snapped ‘and leave. I dont want to ever see you again. And here is your car keys,’ she threw the keys to him ‘take your car and get out now!’
‘geez, Alice, what has come over you?’
‘you…..Tony, dont make this difficult for us anymore. I dont love you anymore. I’m not carrying your baby anymore and i dont want to marry you anymore.’
‘are you crazy or something?’
‘uh-oh, so now you want to insult me. You want to insult me now right? Its enough, now get out now!’
‘shut up and get out!!!’
Tony shook his head and walked out quietly.
Immediately, he shut the door behind him, Alice fell to the floor as the tears she had been trying to control fell from her eyes.
‘its not true,’ she said to herself ‘i love you with all my heart,’ she touched her stomach ‘i will never abort this baby, never!’
She crawled to the sofa and wept, wept profusely…..
To Be Continued