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Re: Divided Emotions by Folusade(f): 8:02pm On Dec 27, 2012
Good day Omolola,
Please kindly contact me- foluwasade@gmail.com
Thank you
Re: Divided Emotions by Omolola1(f): 8:08pm On Dec 27, 2012
Folusade: Good day Omolola,
Please kindly contact me- foluwasade@gmail.com
Thank you

sent you a mail
Re: Divided Emotions by Omolola1(f): 8:26pm On Dec 27, 2012
Folusade, the proof lady grin

I sent u the mail, no other
Re: Divided Emotions by maclatunji: 11:35pm On Dec 27, 2012
^Do I smell a contract? tongue
Re: Divided Emotions by Hummingbird: 12:47pm On Dec 28, 2012
Awwwwwwww...dis is xoxo swit
Re: Divided Emotions by Moodyup(f): 7:07pm On Dec 28, 2012
Nw,if i had read dis beautiful piece nd refused 2 say aw gud it is,dat'l b a great sin.
Great story,gave me a lot of sleepless nights tho
Re: Divided Emotions by AfricaFace(f): 9:28pm On Dec 28, 2012
Lol Babes.. this story is et to finish ooo.. what happened to James...
Re: Divided Emotions by Nobody: 12:29am On Dec 29, 2012
Nice piece...
Re: Divided Emotions by Ollyfad(f): 12:40am On Dec 29, 2012
Wondering wat apens 2 james? :-
Re: Divided Emotions by emygreat747(m): 8:20am On Dec 29, 2012
*screamz*lola thank you!!!!,nyc story..
Re: Divided Emotions by daygee4u(m): 9:49am On Dec 31, 2012
grin smiley haaaaaaaah this story got me so high that I feel like kiSsing you omolola. However I don't want to have divided emotions. So I would jt stick to what I have. Not only that the link to this page would be posted on my facebook wall (Rt Hon Isijola Ayodeji) and also on twitter @idaygee.
At omolola.... .*•.¸( *•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*.
«´¨`°•.◦ †нªηк's ◦.•°´¨`»
¸.•* (¸.•*´♥`*•.,)`* and more ink to your pen... You are among the best...
Re: Divided Emotions by DAvIt0(m): 1:55pm On Dec 31, 2012
last time i checked today is 31st
ok Omolola1 we awiat the final piece
Re: Divided Emotions by Omolola1(f): 5:11pm On Dec 31, 2012
daygee4u: grin smiley haaaaaaaah this story got me so high that I feel like kiSsing you omolola. However I don't want to have divided emotions. So I would jt stick to what I have. Not only that the link to this page would be posted on my facebook wall (Rt Hon Isijola Ayodeji) and also on twitter @idaygee.
At omolola.... .*•.¸( *•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*.
«´¨`°•.◦ †нªηк's ◦.•°´¨`»
¸.•* (¸.•*´♥`*•.,)`* and more ink to your pen... You are among the best...

Blushing real hard!
Re: Divided Emotions by Omolola1(f): 5:14pm On Dec 31, 2012
KENNETH HAD ESCORTED M.T and Hauwa to their honeymoon suite in the main lodge. Now she and Kenneth were finally alone.

Last night Sonia had felt slightly feverish. Now she knew she was running a temperature. She'd reached her emotional saturation point while waiting for Kenneth to respond during the ceremony.

He might not have. Not because he didn't love her, but because she wasn't sure he'd accept that she'd come back to him out of love, not pity. And because he might not believe that she and James were through.

The fact that he'd made his vows to her...with no warning, no explanation, and in front of everyone...meant he was going on pure faith. Sonia was humbled by that faith and planned to take away lingering doubt he hadn't allowed her or anyone to see.

They needed to talk. She would insist that they talk before she made love to her husband. He'd gone all quiet since coming back to the car.

If God would grant her just one more wish, the intricate preparation she'd made would prove her love to Kenneth, show that she was wholly his, forever. Tonight had to set the seal on their marriage.

As soon as they had gotten into their room, she turned around so her back was to him.
"Darling? Would you undo me? I need to go inside the bathroom and prepare a couple of things. Then I'll signal you."

Still no words. She felt his fingers on her back, releasing each button down the long row. He'd come incredibly adept at managing with one hand.

When he'd finished his task, she felt his hot palm against her skin with a sense of wonder. His hand followed the curve of her spine, then slid compulsively to her waist and around to her hip, as if he couldn't help himself.

She never wanted him to stop. But the time wasn't yet.

Forcing herself to get up, she disappeared into the bathroom quickly.

When she was done bathing, she changed into a jeans and a T-shirt and came into the bedroom.

His chest rose and fell. "You still look eighteen and too beautiful to be real."

"I'm real, Kenneth. Come here and find out." She held her arms wide.

The smile he'd always reserved for her transformed him. Sonia"s senses ignited as he moved to ward her and drew her into his arms. He pulled her close against him and they slow-danced to the music playing in the background, delighting in the feel of each other. She heard his voice, still a little off-key. But he made a few changes in the lyrics of the song.

Then he was kissing her. She was kissing him. All the things they hadn't been able to say over the past month they were saying now. They clung together, talking, remembering, laughing, through a dozen songs.

She could feel them healing. It expanded and lifted her to a fullness of ecstasy. Caught up in the same intensity of feeling, he finally raised his head, revealing the eager tremulous face of joy.

In an awestruck voice he whispered, "I have my Sonnie back."

"You always had me, darling. Don't you see? Until six weeks ago, I couldn't make a commitment to James...because of you." Her eyes clouded over.
"If I'd truly been in love with James, I would have...should have...married him two years ago. Obviously what I felt for him was never enough. Deep down, a part of me wasn't ready. I was too much in love with you, even when I thought you were dead. Even then, I couldn't..."

"Sonia, you don't have to explain."

"Yes, Ken, I do. When James took Divine and me on that cruise, I noticed that most of the other tourists were older couples. I envied them because they had someone to share their lives. It made me think about Divine, that he was growing older and would be gone sooner than I could imagine.
"That's when I broke down and asked James to propose to me again. I loved him very much, and inside I wanted a reason to go on living. I didn't want to grow old alone."

Kenneth's eyes softened. "I would have wanted that for you, Sonia."

She ran her hands lovingly up and down his cheeks. "I know that. Then I got the phone call from your parents telling me you were alive and coming home. Kenneth...I went into shock!"

He lowered his head and pressed his forehead against hers. "I won't presume to understand how you felt, but there's no doubt that kind of news would have turned your world inside out."

She nodded. "It did. And do you know why? Because it threw me into a morass of confusion and guilt and torn loyalties.

"Last week, my head cleared of that confusion. I realized that no matter what you and I had once meant to each other, if I had truly been in love with James...the way I'd been with you...I would have gone up to the airport wearing his ring. It would have killed me to hurt you that way, but I would have done it because I was so certain of my feelings.
"Obviously I wasn't certain. That's how I know that what James and I shared wasn't the profound love I'd had with you."

"We have something extraordinary," he said, his voice husky.

She nodded. "It was an illuminating moment for both of us when James asked if me if I was going to wear his ring to meet you."

Kenneth's eyes searched hers intently. "What did you say?"

"I told him I'd put his ring in my jewelry box with yours. Consciously I didn't realize that, in saying this, I'd taken a giant step away from James. I'm afraid he recognised what was happening to us long before I did.
"From the time you and I drove down from the airport, things started to degenerate between James and me. The more I tried to make it work, the more it didn't work.
"I have no doubt we would've been very happy together, if nothing else had changed. But the second I knew you were alive, the part of me that was your wife wouldn't let me give myself emotionally to James.
"I found myself wondering what you were doing, what you were feeling. I was so jealous of the time Divine spent with you. I was jealous of your relationship with M.T. I felt left out at every turn.
"Those weren't the feelings I should have had when I was planning to marry another man! Kenneth, when you told me you were going to divorce me so you could start fresh...with someone new...I almost died.
"James knew I was in agony. Last week I went over to tell him that I couldn't go through with the marriage. He'd come to the same conclusion. I hated hurting him, but it felt so good to finally say the truth out loud...that I was in love with you. That I wanted to stay married to you."

Kenneth frowned. "Where is he now?"

"He's moved back to Lagos."

"The man must be in hell."

"I know he is. But as he said to me the last time we were together, he would rather hear those words about my loving you now than after we were married. I'm counting on that wisdom to help him recover."

Kenneth's eyes narrowed and his right hand tightened on her arm. "You'd be impossible to replace."

"Your bias is showing, darling. He'll find a woman who loves and needs him desperately. I'm sure of it. In the meantime, he has an amazing family, and all the support he needs from his brother, Bernard. James is a strong man. I know that in time he'll end up as happy as I am."

She pressed a hungry kiss to Kenneth's lips, needing him as much as she needed water, air, sunlight.

He rocked her back and forth. "Now that I have you in my arms, I can feel compassion for him. But when I first found myself kissing a stranger, the pain was worse than everything I went through in that seven years."


"Shhh. It hurt too much, Sonia. I couldn't stand it. And the other thing is...I wanted you to be happy. So I had to file for divorce. There wasn't any other way."

"I'm so thankful you did!" She cried. "It straightened out my confusion in a big hurry. The thought of you belonging to anyone else... I couldn't let it happen. You were my Ken. No one but me was going to hold you during one of your nightmares!"

He ran his finger along her jaw. "M.T told me about that night. I'm grateful you didn't end up with anything more than a bruise."

Tears gathered in her eyes. "I'm glad it happened. That night felt like I was a part of you."

A pained look crossed his face. "It could happen tonight."

"Not if I have anything to say about it." She smiled provocatively$.

That little comment took the pained look away in a hurry. "Is that right?"

"That's right." She slid her hand into his and drew him over to the bed. "Now, you sit down here. And I'm going to sit here."

"You're too far away from me, sweetheart."

"It's the perfect distance to play card."

He gave a devilish chuckle.

Sonia leaned over the cards to take the cards from the stand.

"Oh!" The next thing she knew, she was flat on her back and he'd rolled on top of her. He pinned both her arms with his injured one.

"The problem with you, sweetheart, is that you never did know when your number was up."

"No, Ken!" She screamed and giggled at the same time because he was feeling in her pockets with his right hand...and taking certain liberties as he did so.

A further exploration turned into something else as their mouths fused in passion and Sonia found herself clinging blindly to her husband.
Re: Divided Emotions by Omolola1(f): 5:16pm On Dec 31, 2012

A series of odd tapping sounds outside the hotel brought Sonia out of a sound sleep. As she started to stretch, she felt the heavy weight of Kenneth's arm and leg thrown across her body, his right hand tangled in her hair.

Their lovemaking had been so feverish and intense, their desire for each other so insatiable, they couldn't have fallen asleep before six or seven in the morning. She would have to remove his hand from her hair if she wanted to take a look at his watch.

The tapping started again, a little louder. This time Kenneth stirred. Just feeling him take a breath ignited her desire for him all over again. She kissed her way to his mouth.

He groaned in satisfaction, returning her kiss with shocking ardor for one still groggy with sleep. To her joy he shifted his weight and began to make love to her in earnest. The tapping continued, even more loudly than before.

"I think we have room service outside the door," she whispered against his lips.

Kenneth raised himself up on one elbow to listen. "That's no room service, sweetheart. That's M.T."

Intrigued, Sonia asked, "What's he saying?"

His body shook with silent laughter. "He says it's two o'clock in the afternoon, and he and Hauwa are getting worried."

"You're kidding! Two?"

He nuzzled her neck. She could feel the rasp of his beard. "After our all-nighter, are you really surprised?"

Heat swept up her body. "What else is he saying?"

"He's afraid we've both suffered cardiac arrest from too much excitement. He wants permission to enter." Kenneth kissed her in a very sensitive spot. "Sometimes he worries about me. Do you mind?"

"No, of course not. I know exactly how he feels."

For that she was given another passionate kiss. "Put on the robe I gave you."

"I didn't bring it...or a nightgown."

"Did I ever tell you you're every husband's fantasy?"

"Yes. Last night. You told me over and over again."

"No nightmares?"

"Not one."

"Tell you what. You snuggle down in the covers and I'll get the door."


She heard a few grunts and groans as Kenneth felt his way around in the dark. Suddenly the room was filled with dazzling light, outlining his lean physique, which had started gaining mass and muscle. But even thin and haggard, he'd been a beautiful man to Sonia; he always would be.

She watched him pull on jeans and T-shirt. He darted her a quick glance. "Ready?"

She nodded.

He opened the door. "Come on in, M.T."

"Is it all right?"

"Is it all right, Sonia?"

"M.T., you're welcome anytime."

He entered the room hesitantly. "I'm sorry to disturb you. Hauwa and I were wondering...if you don't have anything else to do, you might like to come have lunch with us."

Sonia decided to say nothing and let her husband answer for them.

"We have something else to do, M.T. Trust me."

"That's what I figured. I was just checking."

"Go on and find your wife. I'm sure she wants you to herself for a while. We'll see you at the lodge for dinner."

His face lit up. "Thanks, Sarge. See you later."

Kenneth shut the door.

"It's time for a shower, Scarlett." He tossed the covers aside with his good hand.

Sonia didn't move a muscle. She bestowed a bewitching smile on him, instead. In her phony Southern accent she drawled, "I declare, Rhett Butler, you are no gentleman, sir. Why, I just go pink all over when I think what you were doing to me all nigh..."

"Hey, Mom? Dad? M.T says you're up. Can I come in?"

"Quick, darling. Hand me the comforter."

Kenneth let out an expletive and threw the quilt over her.

She heard the door creak open.


"Hi, son. Where's Jeff?"

"He's over at the movies."

Sonia sat a little straighter in the bed, the covers up to her chin. "Hi, honey! How are you?"

Divine finished hugging his father and ran to the side of the bed to hug her.

"Hey, Mom? How come you're still in bed? Are you sick?"

Over Divine's shoulder she eyed her husband, who was smiling in unholy delight.
. . .The wretch isn't going to help me out of this one. . .

"I feel fine. Your dad and I are just taking it easy, but I love you for caring."

If anything, Keneneth's smile broadened.

"Are you and Dad...well, you know, are you happy and everything?"

She swallowed hard, realizing how important this was to their son. "We're divinely happy, Divine. Aren't we, darling?" She said to Kenneth who'd come to sit on the bed next to her.

He pulled Divine onto his lap and gave him a hug.
"We didn't know we could be this happy."

"I didn't know I could be this happy, either," Divine confessed. "Are we all going to live in Ligwai then?"


"That's great, Dad! I want..."

"Yoo-hoo! Knock, knock!"

Sonia heard Kenneth's frustrated sigh of resignation, then felt his hand slide around her waist and give it a squeeze.

"Hi, Mom and Dad. Come on in and join the crowd."

"We just wanted to know how the lovebirds are doing today."

"They're doing great, Grandma." Divine answered. "Mom's just relaxing."

"That's good, dear. You need it, Sonia."

George chuckled, then winked at Kenneth, who'd started laughing. Sonia joined him.

"What's so funny, Dad?"

"I thought they taught you everything there was to know Channel One."

"I'm going to go ask M.T. He'll tell me."

"You do that, son."

"Come on, Divine," his grandfather urged. "Let's leave your poor mom and dad alone. Come on, Janet. Give them some privacy."

Kenneth closed the door behind them.

"It's almost three o' clock." Janet's voice carried all too easily. "I mean, there is such a thing as..."

Sonia held out her arms to her husband. When he was back in bed with her, she nestled close to his heart. "There's a lot of love in this family."


"I love you, Kenneth Brown. More than you'll ever know.

He gave her another possessive kiss. "Most men get one shot at life. I was given two, and both times I ended up with you. That's my blessing and my joy."

"Oh, Ken..."


. . .What about James Okoye?
Does he have another chance at love, at happiness?
Find out in ADA'S BABY!!!!!


Re: Divided Emotions by Nobody: 5:43pm On Dec 31, 2012
Now I know why Omololly saved the best for last... Ken didn't disappoint me with his loving at all,he's got my number. Wow! I still want to own a copy of this to read over again. Very excellent end!
Re: Divided Emotions by naturecome: 6:26pm On Dec 31, 2012
Good work!...Omolola, the end was perfect.

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Re: Divided Emotions by DAvIt0(m): 6:35pm On Dec 31, 2012
WooooooW!!! Omolola1 this is good mehn!!!
I will also want a full copy to read over again....
Re: Divided Emotions by Tomeseen(f): 7:59pm On Dec 31, 2012
Finally, thanks lola. Twas beautiful.
Re: Divided Emotions by DAvIt0(m): 8:27am On Jan 01, 2013
HAPPY NEW YEAR Omolola1 and all
Re: Divided Emotions by HipsyDipsy(f): 8:33am On Jan 01, 2013
Awwwwwwwwwww. *Sniffs* embarassed kissbeautiful
Re: Divided Emotions by Nobody: 9:57am On Jan 01, 2013
Beautiful piece, were do we get ADA'S BABY to read?
Re: Divided Emotions by daygee4u(m): 10:00am On Jan 01, 2013
Wow omolola I jt feel like crying.... So am rolling out tears from mi eyes all for Ɣ☺U̶̲̥̅̊.... All for Ɣ☺U̶̲̥̅̊... My emotions aя̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ no longer didvided cos I thot we had dropped the curtain only for you to throw this on me... Wow this is lovely... Kisses to Ɣ☺U̶̲̥̅̊...
Re: Divided Emotions by arkeen: 11:02am On Jan 01, 2013
Thumbs up to you omolola, last year ended well thanks to ur lovely piece. Happy new year to you
Re: Divided Emotions by avicky(f): 11:05pm On Jan 01, 2013
Wow! C'est fini for real?
I can't wait to get this in hard copy.
Lola, u' re da bomb.
Re: Divided Emotions by oyestephen(m): 4:29am On Jan 02, 2013
Omolola, keep your head steady, 'cos too much praises could blow it off

Seriously, this is wonderful, exciting, captivating, thrilling, suspense filled...*runs to take dictionary*
Re: Divided Emotions by sweetiemi(f): 12:49pm On Jan 04, 2013
Not a huge fan of happy endings....Kenneth should have at least had a go with anoda relations with a different babe..
Re: Divided Emotions by Specthatcher(f): 5:00pm On Jan 04, 2013
First of all hapi new yr all...Then Omolola wen z Ada's baby cmin??
Re: Divided Emotions by Omolola1(f): 2:37pm On Jan 05, 2013
Specthatcher: First of all hapi new yr all...Then Omolola wen z Ada's baby cmin??

Ada's Baby isn't ready yet!
When it is, would let you'all know. It would be on my blog, which am still working on.
Re: Divided Emotions by Nobody: 1:41pm On Feb 08, 2013
Hey,this story is just too lovely,its to sweet wonderful story from a wonderful,awesome writer. Thanks omolola.
Re: Divided Emotions by Jumizie13(f): 7:51pm On Mar 10, 2013
Omolola (¤kisses¤) m in love with ur writing skills. U gave me the courage to know who i really love and want. Once again (¤kisses¤)
Re: Divided Emotions by Omolola1(f): 9:15am On Mar 12, 2013
Jumizie13: Omolola (¤kisses¤) m in love with ur writing skills. U gave me the courage to know who i really love and want. Once again (¤kisses¤)

kiss kiss Thanks dear, am glad I helped kiss

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