Unknowingly to Caleb, Laura’s hope of getting back with him had increased each time, Caleb took her calls. Laura tried to schedule a meet-up between them but Caleb was too busy to meet up with her, as he was busy with his upcoming wedding plans. After much attempt to no avail, Laura decided to visit him at his work place again.
There’s nothing more shameful than trying to get back with someone you dumped and hurt terribly.
One tuesday afternoon, it was just few days to Kate and Caleb’s wedding. Laura visited Caleb at the office,
This time, at the mention of Laura’s name by the Receptionist, Caleb was shocked beyond words because he didn’t see that coming at all. “Send her in” He finally said,
Laura’s heart skipped several times when the receptionist told her that Caleb was available and that she could go in.
After about a minute later, Laura walked inside caleb’s office looking enchanting.
“How are you Caleb?” she greeted smiling.
“I’m fine Laura, please sit” he replied with a faint smile on his face.
Laura nervously sat down and she was ashamed to look into his eyes, she couldn’t believe that she will one day go through such stress to get back with Caleb, after she dumped him for Reuben, without looking back.
“Honestly, i’m surprised to see you” Caleb said calmly
“Really?, I thought we are now friends and that you have forgiven me” Laura entered calmly.
“Yes, I have, this world is a small place, what’s the need to keep grudge against someone, when we all sin against God and he forgives us instantly” Caleb Said with a broad smile on his face.
And Laura smiled too.
“How is your parents?” Caleb asked
“They are fine” Laura replied
“And how is your man, I mean Reuben, are you guys married now or still engaged” Caleb asked
Laura smiled faintly, it was obvious that she was tensed and Caleb figured he went too far with the Question, so she tried to ease the tension in the atmosphere.
“What would I offer you, do you want tea, coffee or juice?” Caleb entered”
Laura choose juice and Caleb went to the fridge in his office and returned with a pack of juice and a glass cup.
In few seconds Laura was sipping juice from the glass cup and at the same time, she looked around to admire Caleb’s beautiful office, it was obvious that he was the senior manager of the company, his office was properly decorated and then her eyes went to a portrait of Kate on his desk and when she was about to ask Caleb
who was the lady on the photograph, Caleb’s phone rang, as Caleb spoke on the phone, Laura was deep in thought
“I hope Caleb is not in any serious relationship, well if he is, the lady would have to step away, I just want Caleb to let go of the past. He is too good a man for me to lose and I can’t just picture another lady with him, because he is mine” She thought. Laura’s visit didn’t give Caleb the slightest clue that she wanted him back, because he thought, Laura was still with her Reuben.
After a little while of being on a call, Caleb ended the call and apologised to Laura for the interruption. Laura had not revealed her reason for her visit yet and she was feeling ashamed to open up
In no time, Laura was almost done with her drink and Caleb asked her if she wanted to have something else or more drinks. “I can call the canteen to get us a nice meal or what do you say?” Caleb suggested but Laura insisted that she was okay, she laid back on her sit and stared at Caleb who wondered what was going on in her mind
everywhere was silent for a while before laura broke the silence, she swallowed her shame.
“Caleb, I still love you, please take me back, I promise, I will never hurt you, ever again” she said calmly.
Caleb smiled and shook his head, he was surprised, he never saw that coming, Caleb was mute for a while because he didn’t know what to say.
“Please say something, you told me, you have forgiven me, please take me back, Caleb I love you so much” Laura repeated looking into his eyes and at that point, she broke down in tears.
“Yes I have forgiven you but please don’t make me regret my decision, because you don’t deserve my forgiveness, it’s now that you had come to realize that you
love me? What happened to that your Reuben that you fell in love with, Now I see why you are pestering me with too many phone calls and visits,
Laura, I once loved you so much, you were my life and my everything, I needed you, I adored you, I looked up to you to fill the void my mother’s sudden death created, you were the reason I worked harder and you were someone I would do anything for, You left me when I needed you most, you walked away without looking back, you replaced me when I had only you. Laura you hurt me so much, I felt used, I felt like dying, your parents make a joke out of my pain, they rubbed my pain to my face and told me countlessly that you couldn’t be with me because I’m not as wealthy as Reuben, do you remember when I proposed to you, you turned me down and insulted me, I wanted to love you forever. We would have been happily married now with lovely kids, all the feelings I had for you died when you left. I would appreciate it if you don’t call or text me again. Please don’t you ever come to my office ever again, I don’t want to see you, I can see you want to take advantage of my kindness again, please leave and never come back, I love someone else now and I’m never getting back with you ever again” Caleb said at once and Laura stood up from where she sat immediately and left quietly.
When Laura left, Caleb became emotional and he wept, he reminisced on the past and how much he loved Laura before she misbehaved and dumped him for Reuben. As Caleb was in tears, he wondered why he was crying.
Do I still care about that heartless Laura, no I can’t possibly feel anything for her, I love my Kate, she is special and in few days, she will become my wife” Caleb told himself.
To Be Continued