Rosemary was befuddled and her mouth ajar when the Inmates went ferocious on one another. The guards popped into the Cell and began victimising all of the Ladies. Rosemary’s eyes were dilated as she was being humiliated by her fellow Women.
The young and happy Inmates played with one another, managing the few shabby toys cluttered on the floor. Rosemary was standing afar and watched them have the time of their lives, not caring they had no love in the bitter world, wrapped in anguish.
Rosemary walked far away yet again from the screaming and giggling Children as she looked out of the chipped louvre Windows. She looked intently at a Fly buzzing around a flower plant, probably acting like a Bee, fighting for sweet nectar. Her eyes were darted at a small apartment, opposite the Orphanage Building.
It was two lovers, laughing in gaiety. The ambience smelled so much of love and happiness between those two, making Rosemary’s eyes water briefly.
It was a tornado of Romance for the pair, Gideon and Rosemary. Their love affair became like a mustard seed during their Secondary School era. Rosemary made him a fool several times, after he would prop on one knee and ask her to be his Girlfriend but she would reply him in several skin itching rebuff methods.
Rosemary had a tough skin for love, as she was abandoned by her Birth father and her Mother went on the run next, leaving her to be alone in her lonely life. When she hit 18, Gideon’s tactics to officially make her his girl improved, making Rosemary trapped soon after.
Rosemary and Gideon were together for so long. They were so much in love ever since. They would hold hands, laugh and talk about everything. When Rosemary wouldn’t receive her usual visitor for a month, they would pray for ambivalent reasons. They wanted to start a family soon but they weren’t old enough or financially copious to do so.
Gideon was offered a big-time Scholarship to study in the UK. It was a huge opportunity for Gideon to make their lives better, but he didn’t want to leave his better half behind to suffer the incessant and throat throttling bills alone, back in Nigeria. Rosemary implored that it was a grand opportunity. She pressured him to go ahead and make their dreams come true.
Gideon was away for a few months and next, a few more years. Rosemary was wont to the struggle of making far disconsolate ends meet. She was alone to make her own life better, while she got erratic letters from her Lover. Until, he stopped sending those Letters and she was left to improvise his words instead.
Gideon touched her ears, just the way Rosemary liked it, making her world stop for a minute. He held her close and she wouldn’t believe that he was actually right by her side. Gideon was still the same, he only looked older and his beard was now more visible, unlike before.
“I promised us a Family and I’m not the kind to break a Promise. Our love is forever!” Gideon whispered. Rosemary hugged him tightly and placed a kiss on his lips, as the Children afar watched the Lovers intently.