A WISH ????♀
Theme: Karma ????
She came out of the car,her eyes surveying the dark area. Shawna brought out her phone to check the address Vins had sent to her. She looked beyond and saw the small sized house. She dialled his number and he picked immediately.
“What’s taking you so long?” He asked
“No you have to come in. Remember am to decide things here”
“Okay..” She murmured
She made her way to his front door. She wondered what Vins was up to by asking her to come to his house. Shawna pressed the bell and the door opened. A huge grin on Vins face. His chest was bare and he’d a white towel around his waist. Her eyes did a slow crawl on his body. Chest and shoulders bare and muscular,his stomach flat and the line of hair from his navel downward.
“Are you here to drool over my body? Or give me my payment?”
She swallowed hard
“Oh..I..I..” She stuttered
“Want some coffee?” He asked
“Come on! We’re friends now!” He coaxed
He opened the door wide
“Let’s grab a drink before you leave..just to celebrate your victory” He said with a croaked smile
Oh no that’s not cool!
She couldn’t take her eyes off him. It was also hard to maintain her train of thought. So without thinking she stepped in and Vins closed the door.
“So did you get to meet Harry?”
she stared at him
“I’m sure he’s crying now” he chuckled
And she nodded slowly
Pay him and leave! She thought
Yes! She can’t keep standing like an idiot. She opened her bag and brought out an envelope.
“This is the balance”
He collected it and checked into it. And he tossed it on the nearest couch. A wicked smile formed on his face. He didn’t want the money tonight. He wanted her. Vins wanted to prove to her that he could win against any woman. And he was determined to take her with force if she rejects him.
“Our meetings ends now?”
Her answer was sharp
She started towards the door
“You’re forgetting something” his voice stopped her
She faced him and said
He advanced towards her and blocked the path to the door.
She froze the moment his hands clasped her waist. He pulled her against him.
“I asked for one night with you”
She shoved at him but he didn’t sway.
“Don’t fight me My lady”
His fingers grazed her cheeks
“I paid you Vins”
“Yes..but I want to prove to you..”
His hands covering her breast. She began to tremble.
“That I can win a woman. I’m up for any challenge”
Her breast fitted his palm perfectly. And she didn’t know why she wasn’t telling him to stop. His lips found hers and her bag dropped to the ground. She couldn’t say no to him.
“You want me..don’t you?” He asked
“Why..why are.. you doing this?” She asked unsteadily
He kissed her roughly
“Do you want me to stop?”
His lips parted. She stared at him. Then she could feel the heat rising between her legs.
“I know you want me” he chuckled
His hands on her shoulder, he put his mouth to hers. She reached up to him,her legs wrapped around his waist.
They kissed until he carried her into his room. Then they were falling together on the bed.
She shouldn’t be doing that with him but she didn’t care. She wanted that moment with him. And she closed her eyes to block the image of Harry in her mind’s eye.
“What happened?” James asked
“I don’t know” Harry whispered
“You heard me”
“Are you saying you don’t know how she ended up like that?! In your home?!” James yelled
Annoyance clear in his tone
Harry could see the anger in his eyes.
“Now tell me you didn’t stab her!”
“No I didn’t!”
Harry eyes widened in shock
How could he do such a thing to the woman he loved wholeheartedly?
James fist collided with his lips. Harry staggered a little.
“She was at your home! And you didn’t know how she got stabbed!”
He tried to punch Harry again but Harry outsmarted him,his own fist landed on James jaw.
“What about you?!” He snarled
Two men arrived with Isobel in the hallway. They rushed to separate them.
“Turning your back against her!” He yelled
A man grabbed Harry while the second held James.
“You knew she’d no one else but you pushed her away and cut her off completely! Why?! Because she was in love with me!”
“Shut the fuck up you fool!”
“Coward! You should have confessed to her if you were man enough! And not pushing her out of your lives because she loved another in your place!”
“You don’t deserve Ephyra!”
“I deserve her because I’m better off than you! At least I value everything that comes my way. And I don’t take advantage of people!”
James tried to reach him but the man held him in place.
“I’ll kill you if Ephyra dies” James threatened
“Stop this Harry!” His mom said
“She won’t die! Ephyra’s gonna make it!”
The men took James out of the Hallway
“Oh son..” A tear dropped down her chin when her gaze fell on his busted lips
“I’ll be fine Mom”
“You shouldn’t have fight with him”
“He started it..that fool accused me of stabbing Ephyra” he spat
“Why would he think like that? Who is he?”
“Ephyra’s.. He’s like a family friend..”
“I’ll sue him for laying his hands on you”
“You don’t have to press charges on him”
Ephyra won’t be happy with him if he decided to press charges on James.
“We should focus on finding the killer” he said
“We found him” Isobel said
“Who is he?”
“Vins Bond” a voice said
They both looked up and the two men were there.
“Vins Bond?” He repeated
“Son..they are detectives. I made a report to the station after you called me” Isobel explained
“I am Detective Chad” the first man said
“Detective Derrick Thompson. We are from the Criminal Investigative Department of the Police Force” the second Man introduced
“We went to your home as soon as your mom made the report at the station. And when we got there,we found out that what happened was a clear case of attempted Murder. Someone tried to kill your girlfriend” Chad said
“Who are you suspecting?” Derrick demanded
“You just said Vins Bond” Harry said
“Do you know him?”
“I haven’t heard about him”
“Why did you leave her alone at your place?” Derrick questioned
“We’d planned to go to the show together but this morning she wasn’t strong enough to come with me”
“So how did you know she needed help?”
“She called me” he said
Derrick and Chad exchanged glances. Ephyra last call was made to Harry and he’d even sent her a text before she called him.
“We found the killer thanks to the CCTV cameras around your home” Chad said
“We played the tape and saw how he tried to kill your girlfriend” Derrick Said
Harry balled his fists
“Is she related to Vins Bond?”
Ephyra doesn’t have any relative in this world! He wanted to say but he held back his words.
“Or maybe Vins was her Ex?”
Harry said loudly
He was her first in Everything!
And no one else!
“You know the killer then go and find him! Before he makes his way out of town!” He said angrily
“We just want to know if your girlfriend has any connection with Vins Bond” Derrick said calmly
“Vins Bond is a criminal. And he’s been on the run for years now”
“Find him! And get justice for my girlfriend!”
He threw his hands up in frustration and turned away
“Please find him before he kills another innocent lady” Isobel said
“We’ll get back to you as soon as we find anything” Derrick said
“Thank You” she said
And they walked away
“Son you need to relax”
“No I can’t relax mom. I Have no idea of who that killer is and why he wanted to end her life”
She hugged him
“She’ll be fine” she murmured
Harry buried his face in her neck and sobbed like a little boy.
“She’ll make it Son” she reassured him
She opened her eyes to soft darkness only a dim lamp provided brightness in the room. Vins was laying naked beside her. She sat up immediately. She looked under the blanket and she saw that she was naked too.
What has she done to herself again?
She had vowed to never give herself away to any man except she was sure he was in love with her and he truly wanted a long time commitment. But she’d broken that vow. She closed her eyes. Disgust filled her when she looked down at sleeping Vins. She hated him at that moment.
It was hard to say no to him,maybe because she was scared he would tell Harry everything if she’d rejected him.
She should leave before he wakes up!
And she would never get to see him again!
Slowly as she tried to get out of bed,his hand snaked around her.
“Leaving?” He said with a husky voice
He wasn’t sleeping. She thought
“Its late” he pointed to the small clock on the drawer. It was 11:30pm.
“I’ll make it to my apartment in twenty minutes” she said
Vins sat up
She got out of bed quickly and searched for her clothes. Her anger towards him was beyond this world.
“Why are you in hurry to leave me?”
And she said
Annoying and harsh words at him and he would let her go. She thought
“What do you mean?”
“I thought I was going to feel pleasure but I felt nothing..just emptiness after love making”
She found her top on the floor and jeans at the foot of the bed.
“You’re so weak in bed” she grounded
Anger and fury crashed over him. She’d done it again. He hated it when he was been looked down on. He hopped out of bed. He was determined to teach her a lesson. She would learn to always talk the right way even if its meant for him to break her bones. He grabbed her upper arm before she could say the next word. She tried to push him away but he slapped her across the face. Her face burned, tears set in her eyes as he pushed her on the bed. She was stunned at the new beast Vins.
“I’ll show you the monster in Vins Bond” he punched her
He was insane!
How had she gotten into this mess with him?
“No..no” she begged when he pulled her under him
“You’ll feel pleasured now”
He kissed her hard on her lips. She grabbed his hair and bit him. He drew back and she spat in his eyes. Another resounding slap landed on her face.
His hands grabbed her neck and without thinking he tightened his hold around it. She tried to catch her breath but he was strangling her. Then she went limp under him. She stopped fighting and darkness came over her.
Seconds clicked by and he relaxed a bit.
Shawna eyes were widely open, staring him but she didn’t move.
He came back to his senses
“Shawna..” He tapped her
She didn’t respond. He stood up and raised her hand but it dropped. Then he gasped in shock when he felt her pulse. No Pulse!
Shawna was dead!
“Oh..no..Vins what have you done?” He panicked
“Wake up Shawna!” He slapped her gently on her cheeks
He moved away from his bed and rushed to his closet to grab a few clothes. He searched for his car keys after wearing his clothes. Thank Goodness he still had the money Shawna gave him. He would leave town immediately just like he used to after committing a crime. He rushed to the sitting room and grabbed the envelope on the couch and tucked it into his holdall bag.
He unlocked the door and stepped out to the porch. Suddenly he heard it…Sirens! And then knew he was surrounded by cops. He turned and saw the cops waiting with their guns.
“Drop your weapon! And place your hand behind your head!” Derrick barked out
Vins regretted his actions tonight. He didn’t even take his gun in the drawer to defend himself.
Slowly he did as Derrick ordered. He knew this was his end. No more running from the Cops.
Derrick came to him and handcuffed him. Some cops moved into his home.
Shawna! He thought
“Boss there’s a body in his house”
A cop said to Derrick
And he confirmed that she was dead. He called the ambulance before taking Vins to the station.
TWO DAYS LATER
He sat on the bed in a private ward. He scooted forward and grabbed Ephyra’s hand,stroking her arm. His lips fell on her cheek and grazed along the side of her face and ear as he whispered words of love to her. Her skin was more warmer and she was more than half healed. The CHANTARA had made a connection with her in the human world. And she experienced regenerative healing with the powers in the moon water.
“You are going to make it my Love”
He could feel it and he knew it because she was responding to treatment.
Ephyra woke up slowly to someone grazing her face. Then she coughed, her chest rising and falling. Harry glanced at her and once again he couldn’t help his joy,happiness and relief.
Ephyra groaned deeply when she felt slight pain in her stomach. Harry stroked her face and kissed her cheeks. She stared at him, her voice was hoarse but she got the word out.
“Yes!” He laughed,barely able to see through his tears.
“I’m here..! Right here”
She smiled at him
He hugged her tightly
“You came back to me” He muttered
“I told you I wasn’t going to leave” she whispered
“I love you so much” he said excitedly
She drew back to look at him. A huge smile on his handsome face
“I love you too” she answered
Even though it hurts that she was leaving soon. The vision of her kingdom didn’t stop coming in her conscious state. Ephyra knew she’d to end things with him before Scylla destroys her world.
He kissed her lips before pulling back to look at her.
“They found him” he said
“The guy that stabbed you”
Then the memories flooded her mind, she remembered everything
“My Love many things has happened since your incident”
“I don’t know him..I haven’t met him before.. And I tried to fight him but…”
He shushed her
“I know..and the guy confessed to the police”
“Who is he?”
“Vins Bond, he’s an ardent criminal. He’s been on the run from the cops for years now” Harry said
He squeezed her hands gently
“The truth is that Shawna sent him”
He explained everything to her without leaving a detail
“So she sent him to kill me so she could be with you and.. then she ended up dying in his hands too”
Ephyra said in tears
“Please don’t cry my Love…all of that is over now. Vins Bond won’t go scot free..I promise”
“I feel pity for Shawna. It’s sad she’s gone”
She sobbed in his chest
“That’s enough” He silenced her
Ephyra lasted few minutes in tears. She couldn’t believe Shawna could go to such extent of ordering someone to kill her so she could be with Harry.
Harry wiped her tears with his fingertips and said
“Perhaps are you still going back to your world?”
She stared at him
“Yes Harry i can’t stay here anymore. My people needs me to save them”
“So when do you want to leave?”
“Arrange for my discharge”
“You need to get better..”
“I can’t heal completely in this world. I need the Sea Nutrients to cover up my wound and be whole again”
“Steel it’s dangerous to our system”
But Ephyra was surprised that she was still alive in that world after taking that steel. She sensed something about her healing but she couldn’t figure the exact thing she was feeling.
“Okay..but stay a day..or two before leaving”
“Harry..” She wanted to object
No he didn’t want objection!
“I understand you have to save your people.. But what about me? Have you ever thought of what would Happen to me after your departure?”
She reached for his face and wiped a tear that strayed down his cheeks
“I’m..so sorry” she apologized
She had a plan in her heart which would be erasing everything about her from his memory so he would move on with his life.
There must be a way to be a full human like Harry Jones. She thought deeply
No answer came to her head. It was blank. Everything that has happened in this world would be a memory in her head when she finally reached her world. Then she would find a way to forget him and go back to the life she used to live.
A knock came on the door. Harry wiped his face clean and said.
James popped his head in first and his gaze met Ephyra. Gideon stepped in behind him.
“James..Gideon” she said
She was stunned
Ephyra looked back at Harry
“I’ll give you some minutes with her” Harry said
Gideon went to her
“Thank You” James said to him
He’d apologized to Harry when Vins Bond confessed that he’d tried to kill Ephyra.
And during James stay with Harry and while watching Ephyra he realized that Harry was truly in love with Ephyra.
Ephyra said without meeting James gaze.
Harry moved out of the room
“How are you feeling?”
“I’m better” she answered
James drew a deep breathe
“You can yell at me.. and hit me if you want..I deserve the worst for pushing you away from our lives”
She fiddled with her fingers
“To be honest I was mad at you because you fell in love with Harry. And I acted without thinking because I had feelings for you too”
Ephyra met his gaze
“I was such a fool to have done such to you”
“It’s fine James”
Her arms around Gideon’s shoulder
“I’m sorry.. And please forgive me”
“James i have nothing against you” she murmured
“I messed up..big time”
That was all she could say to him. Ephyra decided that it was best to erase their memories too.
“I missed you” Gideon said childishly
“Same here” Ephyra gave him a faint smile
“Can I go home today?” She asked James
“You’re half healed”
“But I’m fine now” she said
“I’ll talk to the doctor in charge”
James said after long silence. She nodded
Ephyra placed a kiss in Gideon’s hair as she blinked back tears that threatened to spill anytime soon.
Everything would end soon!
Ephyra realized that it was just a Wish! She never thought it would end this way. And she secretly wished that she would return to the human world again some day.
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A WISH ????????♂
THREE DAYS LATER
She sat up all cuddled in his arms by the sea. It was time to say goodbye to Harry Jones. She’d erased James,Gideon and Isobel’s Memory the day she got discharged.
“There must be a way to be a full Human” He murmured
Ephyra nodded negatively
“Let’s give up” she whispered
“No,I’ll be right here waiting for you”
“Please don’t wait..”
“I can’t love another woman. And I can’t bear the thought of living without you”
He held her closely
That’s the main reason she wanted to erase his memory. So he would move on and love another.
“Please find a way to come back. I’ll wait for you even if its 10years..or 20 years” he said
“You’d be old by then..”
“Then we’ll grow old together til death do us apart”
No she didn’t want that for him.
“I love you” he said
She pulled him closely,her mouth covered his and he opened up to her. She pulled his lower lip into her mouth,holding it between her teeth before sucking on it. He coaxed her tongue into his mouth,licking and kissing. A groan released from his chest as his hold on her grew impossibly tight. She didn’t know how long she was locked in his embrace. Time stood stil as they said everything they’d to say,words,emotions and thoughts were expressed in this kiss. He finally released her. Ephyra breathe heavily as Harry stood up. He reached out to her and helped her up.
He stepped back and spoke quietly.
“You can leave now”
Harry was only holding back.
Ephyra stifled a sob
They both stared at each other for a long moment. His fist were clenched in restraint. This was it. Finally he nodded,his eyes tight.
And he said nothing else,his jaw locked. She stepped backward and walked to the Sea. And she realized that walking away from him had been harder than she thought it would be. They’d grown together, closer than expected. She never could have imagined that he could be her lover and caregiver. Her heart would still belong to him. She loved Harry – that fact was irreversible. She looked at Harry,his back turned at her.
“Good bye Harry” she murmured
And she focused on the Sea and began to sing.
Beneath the Sea,
My Father lies,
My kingdom made of Coral and pearl
I would return now to the Sea Hall
In the Sea wolds on the crimson shell
Whose silvery spikes are nighest the Sea”
She sang and slowly she disappeared.
She reappeared under the sea with her golden tail clear and bright. Suddenly she heard it.
“Scylla is Alive!” A thunderous roar from the Cave.
She was in her kingdom. She made her way towards the secret cave leading to the Sea Hall since the main gate was locked.
Harry reopened his eyes. And like a dream he couldn’t remember anything. He touched his wet face and wondered why he was crying. He felt something was missing within him but he couldn’t tell. And slowly he walked to his home.
“Ephyra?” Someone called behind her
She turned to see Azizi standing In the hallway.
“Azizi” she muttered
He went to her and hugged her tightly
“You came back!’ He gasped
“Oh My Sea!” He drew back to look at her
“What happened in that world?” He pointed to her half healed wound on her abdomen. Her gaze fell on it and she covered it with her palms.
“It a long story”
Then he carried her up in his arms and made his way to the throne hall. And they all gasped in shock when they saw Ephyra in his arms.
“Almeta!’ Tethys screamed
And she went to her. She hugged her tightly and Ephyra groaned.
“Careful Mother she has a wound”
Tethys drew back.
Ephyra embraced the rest of her family except her father who sat on the throne anger burning in his eyes. She placed her hand in her abdomen and went to him.
“Forgive me Father” she said
He didn’t respond
“I have committed a grievous sin against the throne, so punish me according to law” she said with her head bowed.
Oceanus eyes examined her intently. He sensed that she was in pain.
“Go to your room” he said finally
Azizi and Colbert went to Ephyra and helped her to her chamber.
“Get Kenan” Oceanus said to no one In particular
“No I’ll heal Almeta” Tethys said
“No its different. Let Kenan heal her completely”
“I can heal her completely with my powers too”
“Can you bear it?”
she gave him a slight bow
“Okay” Tethys said
She moved out of the room.
“Oh Scylla you’re ever merry
Your bones as coral made
With pearls in your eyes
Nothing of you that is awful
The sea nymph ring at your kneel!
Hark! Now hear me sing Scylla!”
Ephyra sang the powerful spell song to put Scylla back to sleep. She hid her scent with a paint waxed over her body.
Scylla paraded the Sea. He heard her beautiful voice. He searched but he couldn’t find her.
He withdrew in defeat and entered his cave.
Suddenly he felt sleepy and lay his head down. He couldn’t resist it.
“Lean into comfort and rest forever”
She completed the spell song
Scylla closed his eyes and slept. Six princes came out of hiding from sea rocks and sealed up the entrance of the cave. And Colbert tightened the locks with his powers.
They swim back to the main street of Merillia Kingdom with smiles on their faces. Shouts of joy erupted from the citizens of Merillia.
“Long Live our Princess who has put Scylla back to sleep!”
“Long Live the Royal Family!”
They shouted in unison. Song of Sea echoed in the Sea. Song of Victory! They sang merrily and danced for long moments.
Suddenly Ephyra felt a sharp pain in her belly. Neifion came off her wrist and Azizi grabbed it. She felt light and dizzy. She staggered a little,her vision getting blurry by second.
“Almeta..are you okay?”
Azizi lifted his hands to her side. She couldn’t breath
“Almeta” someone called but soon the voice faded off as her eyes rolled to the back of her head,darkness claiming her as its own.
She could hear hushed voices as she lay on bed. She pry open her eyes before closing them again.
“She’s awake” Tethys said,coming next to Ephyra. She opened her eyes again,blinking rapidly to clear her vision. She saw Marianna the Royal physician,her father and Azizi.
“Almeta, you’re awake” Tethys said gratefully
She tried to get up but Marianna stopped her.
What was she doing in the Royal Infirmary?
“You shouldn’t move yet”
She pushed her back down lightly. Ephyra frowned in confusion.
“What happened?” She said in a rasp
She looked at her father. He gave her a concerned look.
“Why am I here Mother”
“You don’t know?” Oceanus asked
“Know what? What should I know?” She asked
They all exchanged glances.
Tethys shut her eye as Marianna cleared her throat.
“My princess, you’re -”
“You’re carrying a baby in your womb” Marianna said
Her mind went blank,not comprehending what she had just said.
“You’re pregnant Almeta” Azizi said
The words echoed in her head. Her hands caressed her belly.
There was a life in it. Harry’s baby was growing in her womb. No doubt about that cause they’d made love.
******* FLASHBACK *******
So back off if you aren’t up to this age!
“Maybe you just thought that was what I was thinking because that’s what you were thinking” he said
He was right! She’d pictured them making love in her mind’s eye.
“I..I think..I’ll just say goodnight”
She found a smile on his face and before she could think,he came close and kissed her. His hand went to her hair,spreading his fingers,letting it slide,silken through, around over his hand. A fine tremor ran through her and her hand slide up inside the back of his top,feeling the smoothness of his skin. The tightness of his hands behind her,unzipping her dress while they kissed into the bedroom. Pleasure swimming over her. He broke away for a moment to remove his top, pulling it off over his head,dropping it to the floor. Her dress dropped and he unhooked the straps covering her breasts. His hand covered her breast. She began to tremble.
“You’re beautiful” he said with his eyes on her,studying her. She couldn’t move.
“Do you want me to stop?”
She stared at him
Her nipples going hard,her belly quivering.
“Why do..you want.. to do this?” She asked shakily
“I want you to have a desire to comeback here when you return to your world”
He brushed his mouth against hers. His hands gently cupping her breasts.
“This is your first right? Or am I wrong?”
“No..no.I haven’t..done it”
She shook her head
“Same here My love” he coaxed
His mouth on her ear,throat and the side of her neck. She felt so frightened watching him caress her breasts,telling her words of love. He pressed his mouth on her belly and she felt it twitched. His kisses everywhere,on her body,hand moving up and down her thighs. He inched down her flimsy panties. He swooped down,spread her legs with the palms of his hand flat at the apex of her thighs. He opened his mouth on her,his tongue curdling against her.
She felt strange and different making love with a human. And he was connecting to her. He wasn’t forcing,gently kissing. The muscles in her belly became tight. He looked at her and their eyes locked.
I love you..I don’t know I could. She thought
His kisses breaking her bones creating an ache inside her. He covered her again. She closed her legs to hold him there,moving against his head, the pressure building inside her. He lifted his head to look at her and he closed over her nipple gently. Her body convulsed. He moved to her lips and she kissed him feverishly,her hand gliding up and down his back.
It was a fantastic dream being in bed with her.
Pleasure rose…something none of them had ever done. The sensation so strong.
She secured his mouth to hers. Lifting close and extending her legs and he held her down. And she knew he wanted to come into her. And she went down,holding still to take him in.
So glad to hold her,watch her face as he moved in her,ripping away her virginity. She felt the sharp pain as Harry covered her mouth. She felt it…Love in his mouth. He held her moving slowly into her. Moment passed and they moved the faster dance with his mouth on hers. They both exploded
Then he lay at her side making patterns on her belly,kissing her. At last he sat up,smiling, to kiss her mouth,his lips so cool.
“I love you” he murmured
She dragged air into her lungs before saying to him.
“I love you too”
Then they’d slept until she had the nightmares,he held her. And they’d made love again in the morning before he went to the agency.
**** FLASHFORWARD ****
“How did you end up having a baby?” Oceanus questioned with a frown
“Actually, I fell in love with Human”
They gasped in shock
“Well i think we should be more concerned about the baby” Marianna placed her hands on Ephyra’s belly with her eyes closed.
“What do you mean?” Azizi asked
Marianna shuddered hard. She opened her eyes and looked at Ephyra.
“He was your first?” She asked
“This child can’t survive in this world” she grounded
“Why?” Tethys said
“It’s a full Human” she replied
“I don’t understand” Oceanus said with another deep frown on his face
“The First mating between our kind produces another. Same thing applies to mating between a human and mermaid if it’s a first” Marianna explained
“Why not our kind?” Azizi questioned frantically
“Her first mating was with a full human”
Ephyra was lost in thought. She was trying to think of the possibilities. Oceanus eyes were on her with his lips pressed together.
Mating was a sacred thing in the MERWORLD.
“You can’t have the baby!” Oceanus blurted
Ephyra snapped out of thought
“I can’t let you raise a monster in my kingdom!” He spat
He knew that accepting that child would be a pass for her to leave their world.
He silenced her
“My lord,you have to take heart and accept the baby”
Marianna gave out consequences attached to keeping the baby in their world.
“She has to leave” she advised and concluded
She was carrying Harry’s child! This wasn’t how she expected things to turn out for her!
Tears gathered in her eyes. Even though her father agreed to let her go back to the human world
Who would she turn to for help?
How was she going to explain her identity to Harry?when she’d erased his memory.
She rubbed her belly In circles. She has to be strong to her baby.
“She would start having complications if you keep her here” Tethys persuaded Oceanus when they got to his chambers.
“You Want her to leave too?” He asked
“I don’t have a choice since it the only way to save our grandchild” Tethys said
“She would be gone forever!”
“She doesn’t belong her anymore”
“So we let her go?” He asked again
“She loves that world. And the one she loved dwells in that world”
She embraced Oceanus
Even though it hurts that she won’t get to Ephyra again,but she had to accept it. It was the only option to save the baby. And Tethys was willing and ready to save the baby.
“So what do you say My Lord?”
Oceanus was silent
“She can leave if the sea grants it”
She pulled away from him and went to Ephyra’s chamber
“Please mother save my child” Ephyra begged
Tethys went to her bed.
“Almeta,my child,you know I love you and I want the best for you”
Tethys squeezed her hands gently and she nodded
“I want to back to the human world” she said
“You can go back to your dreamworld”
Her jaw dropped slightly
“What about Father?”
“He agreed as long as the Sea grants it” Tethys replied
“Your happiness is in that world so we can’t hold you back anymore. Go and be with the one you love and be happy forever” Tethys said
Tears streamed down her cheeks as she embraced her mother.
“Thank You Mother”
Tears of joy. Familiar tinge of happiness welled up inside her at thought of meeting Harry Jones again.
Wow! I can’t believe this!
We’ve come to the final episode of A Wish!
At first it seams like it wasn’t going to end but it did anyways!
And I’m so happy to inform you that there’s an Epilogue to it. You know my stories do have an epilogue to draw the final curtains of the story!
Thanks for Reading Ademide stories.
Well find out what happens next in the Epilogue!
Don’t miss it.
A WISH ????♀
THEME: A NEW ADVENTURE
Ephyra pressed the doorbell outside Harry’s home. The door opened and a lady with a blond hair smiled at her.
“Who are you?” The lady asked
Ephyra stared at her
Am I In the wrong place? She wondered
She was confused
Is he married now?
Fear filled her when she saw the ring on the lady’s finger.
“Hey who do you wanna see?” The lady asked again
Ephyra couldn’t speak
Tears set at the corners of her eyes.
Harry was Married!
“Mandy what’s going -”
He stopped behind Mandy. His gaze falling on Ephyra. She wore a free gown which covered her little bump that was starting to form slightly. No one could notice the bump because the gown was carefree and she wore a sweater on it too.
“I think she needs help” Mandy murmured to him
He reached a finger out to her and touched Ephyra. She couldn’t move but he could touch her. He withdrew quickly and slammed the door at her face.
Mandy was stunned by the swift movement.
“Why did you -”
He placye a finger on his lips to silence her.
“Do you know her?” She asked
“Well she looks like that lady in my dreams”
“Oh that lady’s picture on your phone!” She clapped
Slowly,Ephyra moved away and strode towards the sea and broke down in tears.
“He doesn’t remember me” she cried
“What do I do?”
She ran her hand in her hair
“I…I..shouldn’t have erased his memory” she cried
“Now Harry’s married and I’m carrying his child. Its all my fault!” She blamed
Harry sat in his study. He read the diary in his hand again and looked at the images on his laptop. The lady outside was the same in the images on his laptop and in his dreams too.
“I fell in love..I never believed in love until I met Ephyra” he read from his own diary on his system.
“She’s mermaid and now she has to return to her world to save her people. I hope she comes back to me so we can be together forever”
He read the last few lines again and everything suddenly made sense to him.
She came back!
The words straight in his head. He stood up and rushed out of the room.
“Hey where are you off to?”
Mandy stopped him
“That lady..is my missing piece”
He stormed out of the house
His eyes searched the dark area.
“Ephyra!” He screamed
He ran towards the beach and he saw a figure in the dark.
She heard her name again. Harry was calling her. She stood up and turned towards the direction she’d heard the voice.
Harry was there.
He stared intensely at her. Her Face was swollen and wet from tears.
“Harry..” She called
He closed the distance between them and embraced her.
“Ephyra, you came back” he said softly
Then the tears set down again,she couldn’t hold it back.
“I waited for so..long” he said
“I’m..so sorry” she sobbed in his chest
“Why did you erase my memory?”
“Please forgive me. I’m So sorry” she cried
“You erased it but I had other things.. So many things that kept you alive in my mind. Your diary, mine and images of our outings on my laptop. You didn’t take that away”
She cried loudly
“I missed you so much”
“And I’m happy to see you again” he said with a bright smile. He pulled away to look in her eyes.
“Let’s go in” he said
She withdrew her hands
“You’re married now..I can’t go in”
“Well that Lady..”
“I’m not married. Remember I said that I was going to wait”
She avoided his gaze
“Mandy is my cousin”
“Harry!” A voice screamed
They turned to see Mandy with her handbag.
“Hey Harry! I’m sorry i have to leave! Jason got into a fight at school! We’ll talk later!” She said loudly before rushing to her car in the driveway. And she drove away.
“Jason is Mandy’s child”
Can he see me properly? Ephyra wondered
She was thinking about her baby bump. Maybe it not so obvious.
Harry was so carried away,he didn’t even noticed the swell.
They moved to his house. Nothing has changed.
“I thought you said that you were going to move to town” she said
“Yes,but I didn’t because this house holds memories of us”
They stood staring at each other
“Um..we need to talk”
She said looking away from him
“Yes we have a lot of catching ups to do”
“Don’t..I look different?”
Then she realized Harry would never tell because of her big dress.
“Are you still going back there?”
“I’m a full human now” she said
“How?..” He said in a surprised tone
She drew in a deep breath
“I became a human because..”
She paused and swallowed hard
“I’m pregnant” she said
His mouth dropped completely
He covered the inch between them
“Oh well…remember we..had sex before.. I left” she stuttered
He nodded impatiently
“Since my first mating was with a human so my baby and I can’t survive under water”
“You’re carrying my child?”
“Yes” she nodded
“Marry me! No Ephyra will you marry me?”
He didn’t want any explanation. He was only happy about the news of his child. His hands went to her belly and he felt her bump.
He would definitely be a father in few months time.
“Be my wife” he said
His smile broader and he could almost burst of too Much happiness.
“Yes marry me Ephyra! Or do you think when I asked you to return,I wanted you to be a boarder here? No I wanted us to be together forever” he rushed out his words.
She leaned close to him and found his lips.
Her arms wrapping around his neck.
“You want a life with me don’t you?” He said amidst kisses
“Yes..yes..I’ll marry you Harry!”
“I love you so much”
And they kissed for several moments until she pulled back and said
“Any news about James?”
“Yes I searched for him when I saw his name in your diary. And the last time I checked on him..I think he’s married to his colleague at work”
“I supposed so”
And he kissed her lips again
The wedding took place on the first day of the following month. They had agreed that it was a good time as any to begin their new adventure.
She wore a cream colored knee length dress designed by Ria. The dress framed a modest amount of cleavages and floated softly over her tummy,which was beginning to expand. Ephyra and Harry mingled happily with their guests. Though it hadn’t been easy to keep the event small,considering Harry’s famous status and extended family members and Friends. They’d managed to convince people that they would celebrate with a big party in few months time,after the baby is born.
They exchanged their vows in the church Isobel had attended all her life,followed by a small reception at the beach house.
Isobel had welcomed Ephyra with warm approval even though she doesn’t have anyone to call her Family. They’d said that Ephyra was an orphan and she’d left home to survive on her own. She went far from her relatives after her parents death.
“I knew you and Harry would make a great couple” Isobel said giving Ephyra an enthusiastic hug. He grinned at her. Isobel went ahead to greet their guests.
“Looks like we’re about to embark on a new great adventure” He said
“Are you up to it boss?” She said
“I think i can be up to it” he quipped a laugh in his eyes.
“Bring it on”
Harry kissed her cheeks
A New Adventure with a baby. She thought
She reached up and kissed his mouth.
A New love,A new Family,Happiness.. All In all. It’d be a very promising beginning. Encouraged by love that grew stronger with each passing day together. She concluded
“I love you” he said
“I love you too”
She kissed his cheeks.
°°°°°°°° THE END °°°°°°°°°°
A perfect ending again!