SLIPPING GRIP Chapter 5- End

Joshua thought of Naa. If he could go back to two days before, he wouldn’t have broken up with her and listened to Agyeiwaa. He was blinded by his past feelings for her and didn’t realised he was in love with Naa. He sat wondering if he should go and see Naa or not. She wasn’t picking his calls.

“What were you telling me over the phone this morning?” Agyeiwaa barged in. “You are breaking up with me?”

“Agyeiwaa, I don’t know what we have”. He lashed back. “One thing I’m sure about is that you don’t treasure me. You walk in and out of my life how and when you please. I don’t want someone like you in my life. I am thirty and I’m not getting any younger. I need a stable relationship.”

“Oh really. I left a chance to go to South Africa just to be with you. You’ve ruined my life. I hate you. Don’t ever look for me because you won’t find me. I’m leaving forever”. Agyeiwaa slammed the door and she left.

Joshua ran out to go and look for Naa. He was glad Agyeiwaa, despite her reaction, agreed to the break up. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be able to go back to Naa.

Naa got ready to leave for the states. She planned to leave later that month because of Joshua but after all that had happened she didn’t want to stay another second. She didn’t know why he kept calling her. She didn’t want an excuse to hold on to the love she felt for him so she wanted to avoid any contact with him.

She heard Joshua shout out her name from outside so she went out to see what he wanted.

“Naa, I’m sorry”, he screamed when he saw her. “I’m an idiot. I didn’t realise that you are the best woman on earth. I miss you. I’m sorry. I love you.”

She ran to him and hugged him. “I knew I wasn’t wrong for trusting. I knew my instincts were never wrong. I knew you loved me”, she cried. “You are really an idiot”.

“I broke up with her”.

She hugged him more tightly. She was so happy. She invited him in and told him how much she missed and wanted him back. “I was leaving for the states today but I won’t anymore. I can leave when I initially planned, at the end of the month”.

“I’m sorry…”

“Forget about that. I already forgave you. You know me. Holding grudges is not really my thing”.

She smiled at him and he smiled back.

“You didn’t tell me you loved me back”, he said playfully.

“That would cost you a really passionate kiss”, she said.

“I really don’t mind”, he said.

He drew closer to her and kissed her. For the first time in a long time, she felt the void in her heart completely filled. The lonely feeling was closing up. She was happy, so was he. They wanted to be together, together forever.

“I love you Joshua”.