The Whore at Home.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Bernard must marry within two weeks, or loose his most-cherished possession. To succeed, he has to break a few principles of ‘dignity’.

The Whore at Home

She was on to it again, she rained down fire burning with sulfur over the mater again and again, and Bernard was not amused at all.

“Since you won’t marry Belinda whom I recommended for you, you must find a wife in two weeks or loose the factory.” Harriett yelled.

“That factory is dad’s legacy and its mine!” Bernard protested.”

“His will grant’s me the discretion to pose conditions.

“You can’t do that mom!”

“You can have all the wealth your father built, but if you don’t do as I say, you’ll loose the factory. I know how much you love it.”

Though thirty five, Bernard would not understand why his mother had taken upon herself to see him tie the node. To him the factory was a legacy, but to his mother, it was just another family acquisition.

Later that evening, Bernard left home and drove aimlessly.  Plunged into deep thought, he slowed down unconsciously around a whore-junction. While these traders all scrambled to get his attention, he was captivated by one, isolated from the scramble. He preferred and took her to his private duplex.

The impressed whore stripped at once upon entering the duplex, but he ordered her to cover back that which cloths were made for.

“You will pay more if I stay here long.” She informed him.

Bernard paid her double the fare she demanded. After supper, he went straight to sleep. The surprised whore pondered for a while, then took her own position on the bed.

The next day at breakfast, he shocked her to the marrow of her bones.

“I want you to marry me. It will be a real wedding, after six months, we will divorce and I will give you one million dollars then you can go your way. During this period, there will be nothing erotic, you will stay in your own room, and you will play as my wife when ever relatives are around.”

“You don’t even know me?”

“Do we have a deal or not?” He asked authoritatively.

“Can I say something?” she fumbled.

“Respond to the offer. Deal or no deal?”

“Deal” She responded still confused.

The same day, he took her shopping, and then to a stylist where she was tamed to suite into business circles. She lived in her own room, assisted with house chores, and accompanied him to business meetings. A week later, Bernard introduced her to his mother. Harriet loved her at first sight.

A week after their wedding, Bernard legally received the chocolate factory. He had eschewed the predicament of loosing his most cherished legacy, but found himself trying to usurp the sentiments that had sprouted in him for the whore at home. At first, he tried to avoid her, spoke rudely to hide his feelings, but she behaved better.

Five months later, Bernard’s romantic sentiments had caught flames. Before then, he had only known her by name as Melisa fish. He came in one day, drew closer to her and a minute of intense emotions elapsed between them facing each other and no one reacting. To break out, he inquired about her past. Though reluctant to speak at first, she narrated her story. On account of drug charges, her single father had been imprisoned and striped of his wealth. She had to drop out of college and improvise her life of affluence into an ugly one. Friends and family turned their backs on her with the exception of a whore who introduced her to the trade.

On the six-month preceding their wedding, Bernard wanted to ask Melisa to stay, but didn’t know if it was the money she was interested in or love.  He invited her, offered her a check of one million dollars and divorce documents. He hoped that she will reject the offer and stay, but she took it, went into her bed room and wept bitterly.

The next morning, Bernard got up and found his check on the table in the sitting room with the signed divorce papers. Melisa had packed her belongings and eluded. Interpreting her actions as love-driven, he went looking for her, but two weeks later she was no where to be found. Exhausted of options, he confided in his mother. After listening, she paced up and down for a while.

“Do you love her?” She inquired.

“I, I like her mom!”

“Do you love her?” She reiterated authoritatively.

“Yes mom.”He lowered his voice.

“Love has no boundaries. Every one deserves a second chance. God gives us all a second chance everyday. Go find her. Use your money for goodness sake. Make an advertisement on the papers, television, and radio with a ransom for anyone with information about her.”

The next day, Melisa’s picture was on every outlet of the press with a ransom of five million dollars. Melisa unaware on how to react after seeing the information disguised herself. Two weeks later with no information about Melisa, Bernard drowned himself deep in to thought, then an idea resuscitated him and he ran out without uttering a word.  

Melisa walked into the prison yard to visit her father and met with Bernard waiting for her. She tried to escape but he caught up with her.

“You will never know what you have, until you loose it.” He spoke with eyes fixed in hers.

“I love you Melisa and I did not know whether it was the money you wanted or me. Don’t speak. Just nod your head if you love me too.”

She hesitated for a while and then nodded her head. Bernard hugged her, took her into his arms and kissed her passionately. There and then, they knew that their lives will never be the same again.

END

 


Submitted: November 16, 2013

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Your Little Nightmare

I like it

Sun, November 17th, 2013 7:53pm

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THank you for liking the story. I am glad.

Mon, November 18th, 2013 7:44am

Your Little Nightmare

No prob bob

Tue, November 19th, 2013 3:37am

Cassandra Martin

Check your spelling and grammer before posting. I found both problems in your short story. Good luck.

Mon, December 9th, 2013 6:49pm

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Thanks for the Suggestion, I appreciate it.

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