My throat went dry, the way his eyes narrowed and glared me, I was almost on the verge of passing out. He is handsome, six pack abs, challenging personality but the thing that makes everyone hate him is his nature. The bullying nature. Even today when the old friends or old classmates accidentally stumble by and see him, they sweat only by getting a glimpse of his face.
The time really had flown by but his old self still holds that dread that can kill anyone!
"I.. I" I fumbled.
He slightly bobbed his head allowing me to go further unfortunately, I did not know where to start from. His eyes were enough for me to start sweating!
Honestly I was never courageous enough to open my mouth in front of him. He threatened me like the monster of any horror movie with disgusting teeth, long nails and lips covered with sticky drool. Yuck!!!!
I could not take my stand ever just because of this imagination 9f mine towards his personality! He motioned me with a light nod to go on. And I could not for my voice was gone. I could not speak any way in front of him.
He waited for a minute or two until, "Fine, this is the first and last time I am letting you go. Don't you dare to be extra smart in front of me." He sighed freeing my hand. I held my heart thanking my stars.
However, I wonder how on earth did he become so understanding that he let me go without any punishment? In the college he would, not on any cost let any student go without having them answering his questions. Even if he was satisfied with their answers, he would end up giving them the life long threatening memories.
"You really have changed? I can't believe it."… I murmured.
He looked down at my face like a tall man looks down for a kid listening to her words. I backed away moving near my room's door again to me on safer side that if he does anything then I can at least run in and get myself locked until Raven comes.
Rather, he does something I could have never thought him doing so, "Come on we are playing UNO" I was dragged by my elbow unless we came to the hall that has the Uno cards already distributed for two people with two bottle of soft drink and KFC chicken buckets.
Uno!!! Really he wants to play Uno with me?
Gosh, I was just loosing my mind, nothing else. Everything that was happening to me right now was too alien to believe on. I got to marry my freaking ex boyfriend who I loved like my heart beats, then we moved in together in a new bungalow he bought for us and now I was sitting across his bully brother on the floor with Uno cards in my hands playing with him even though I did not want to.
I was liking it. At least this life was better than my life before marriage. I would only have been sitting in my room during weekend, think about the past, cry on emptiness and hollowness in my life and sleep. I was now being able to live my life properly like a living being.
"Uno?"… I announced, I was left with only a Single card that was too the 'Plus 4' card.
I cannot suppress my chuckles seeing Girard face. Through out the round I made him take so many cards and now he had a whole bunch of them while here I was sitting on Uno. "Hmm you look dumb but you are freaking intelligent!" I don't know whether it was his compliment or taunt, yet whatever it was I whole heartedly accepted it for his idiotic expressions were worth watching.
Girard thought for so much time as to what should he do next, and then he threw a 'Plus4' card on me. I pretended to be very sad where from within only I know how happy I was. "You might be intelligent, but I am an ace in playing Uno? No one can win this game against me." He self praised himself and I rolled my eyes.
"Come on, take it.".. He took a sip from his soft drink laying down on his elbow partially. I nodded in yes that he proudly pulled his collars nevertheless the next moment when I threw my plus 4 cards on the floor he screamed loudly hitting his head in defeat.
Gosh I was damn happy. "Freaking hell? How is that even possible?" he exclaimed. The guy who had always troubled me in the college was now sitting in front of me like a loser! I did a happy dance running all around in the house shouting loudly 'I won! I won! " And there, he like the stupidest person that he is, preferred to eat chicken rolling his eyes.
I twirled and whirled around everywhere in the house. There was no stopping to my excitement until, " Ahh hawww Kiara? Not again. " I covered my mouth in fear because I knocked Raven down in happiness!
He sat on the floor balancing his weight on his elbow while his phone was lying on the floor beside him. Raven caressed his butt wincing in pain.
Ohh Kiara, you are really a trouble making ass!
"I am sorry I am Sorry I am sorrrryyyy." I bent down pulling Raven to sit straight, I can see he hurt his back.
Girard was enjoying the scene eating now from, what the fuck, my bucket shamelessly. He was on his stomach resting on a big fat feathery pillow that I bought." Will you ever sit quietly or is it necessary for you to create mess around. Around me, to be precise?" he rubbed his left arm.
"I am sorry actually I was too happy to see you coming in." I told him rubbing along on the affected area. "You know I defeated your rowdy brother today. He is so dumb I am telling you." I laughed on my own joke whispering the last sentence near his ear while there, my laughs faded away within a second realizing that, Raven was intently gazing my face as if he has never seen me ever before.
I stilled, my heart beats started to grip the pace. His eyes never left mine and the expression he held were like stomach churning.
Author's point of view…
Kiara looked down sensing her cheeks turning red over his burning gaze however what she didn't know was the inner turmoil that was playing inside of him.
"He is not dumb Kiara, you are too innocent that you can't understand the difference in his behaviour. You didn't defeat him Kiara, he purposely lose the game so that you can win!" Raven spoke to himself looking towards Girard who smiled with hands raised high up in surrender.
Raven caught him?
The two brother talked using only their eyes that poor Kiara could hardly understand anything. The two of them smiled, looked down then sometimes at Kiara then finally at her finger that has his ring on it. It was their proposal ring that Raven gave her years ago while proposing her.
She still, has it?
He was intrigued to see her affection towards him. In spite of experiencing the worst of heart break, unexpected betrayal and his cruelty she was still ready to love him madly. Indeed, Raven rejected one of the most precious gift of the life he was presented with, by God.
"It still hurts?" She inquired with a pout again hanging on his shoulder. This act of hers made Raven to pull her close and kiss her forehead affectionately.
"Nope, not like before." He replied hugging her close to his heart.
Agreed he took some of the most nonsensical decisions in life yet it was not too late to mend things right? Uhh, maybe that is why now Kiara was standing in his arms being hugged tightly because he understood her worth in his life.
Or maybe because of something else?— Uhh, only God knows.