Rachel heard a knock on the door and opened it and shouted,
"Do not worry Linda, not the taxi, the runaway groom. Kelvin what are you doing here." She hit him. " How could you leave Maxine the alter? Do you know how much trouble you got me? Everyone thought we were in Spain together. Don't laugh, not funny. You better leave. Maxine will not be happy to see you." Rachel said as Linda walked towards her.
"Kelvin, Kelvin, at least have the courtesy to talk to Maxine before running off to wherever you went. How dare show up after a year." Linda said pulling her suitcase near the door.
"I went for one week to Spain and everyone keeps calling me to find out where you where. I kept telling people, I don't know, ask Maxine. Everyone thought I travelled with you. You left the same day as me." Rachel said as she dragged her bag near the door. "Why did you run Kelvin? Linda the taxi is here." Rachel said as she walked out of the house followed by Kelvin. "I am warning you Maxine is not a happy girl."
Across the road stood Aisha with her suitcase. In shock, she crossed the road and gave Kelvin a slap and shouted.
"What is wrong with you. Why are you here? Please leave." tears streaming down her eyes, "Why did you hurt Maxine. She did nothing wrong," Aisha said as she entered the taxi with Linda and Rachel.
Kelvin wondered how the three girls become friends. Aisha and Maxine were always arguing with Rachel and Linda. He remembered how Maxine would irritate Rachel by saying, "your man prefers me more", or "He dumped you." Aisha never spoke to Linda or Rachel, how did they become friends. As he continued walking to Dora's house. He wondered what had happened after he left. He left Maxine at the alter, will go apologize to her later.
Thomas run toward him and pushed him to the ground and sat near him.
"Well, I saw you talking to the girls," he got hold of Kelvin's neck, shouted at him. "How dare you humiliate my sister and my whole family, how dare you bring so much sadness to Maxine. why show up, huh?"
"Thomas leave Kelvin alone. You do not want another fine for assault do you?" Dora said walking towards them with a hose in her hand as Thomas stood up and walked away.
Kelvin stood up in shock. His throat hurts as he walks into Dora's house.
"Why have you come back here? You should at least warn me and I would have told you not to come. You left Maxine at the alter with no explanation. Why did you leave without talking to someone. Poor Rachel, everyone thought you two went off together. Robert came to your house and saw a note and gave it to Maxine she read and said "It wasn't supposed to happen like this. She sobbed and walked out of the church. Walked down the street in her wedding dress with tears in her eyes and continued saying it wasn't supposed to happen like this. Thomas and Robert comforted her. Our parents felt embarrassed and went to talk to her but her family told our family to leave. She spent so much time on the wedding to make it perfect, had a big bridal shower before the wedding. Couldn't you talk to her before running away. You ruined everything for her." Dora said rubbing a tear from her eyes. "Your nieces looked nice on that day and they wondered where their uncle went so I said, at work."
"I feel bad now. Dated Rachel for five years we travelled together every year. Then a year before we broke up we had planned to go to New Zealand Always wanted to go there. Thought she cancelled that trip but instead she went without me. Booked my flights, packed that night and left for New Zealand. Fell in love with that place. Got a job there. Came back to say hi to Rachel, Maxine and you but everyone is still upset about Maxine." Kelvin said as he drank water. "Where is mum and dad?" Kelvin said as he noticed his parents had not come to greet him.
"They moved to Mauritius. Dad retied two months after you left and they moved to Mauritius because they loved that island and get away from Maxine's parents. They gave them a hard time. Saying false things about them. I am off to visit them today I will book your airline tickets for this afternoon, we can go together.. Jack and the kids left yesterday." Dora said taking the phone to call but Kelvin refused.
"You cannot stay here Maxine will kill you, I mean it. She is filled with anger and she does not talk to me because you are my brother. I bet Thomas or Aisha have told her you are here." Dora said calling the airline company to book his flights.
" How is that Aisha is friends with Rachel and Linda. They were never friends." Kelvin asked as he walked towards the sitting room.
"Everyone had come together for Maxine when you left, she went into depression for a few months. Everyone had their watchful eye on her including Rachel and Linda they took care of her and that's how they become friends." Dora said.
As he walked towards the door. Maxine waked towards the park he opened the door and ran after her calling her name. She turned round and smiled and walked towards him. Relieved when she smiled he walked towards her but when he got closer her facial expression changed to anger. She punched him on the faces and kicked him on the shin where he collapsed on the pavement. She continued hitting him with her feet and shouted
"it wasn't supposed to happen like this, how was it supposed to happen huh, how was it supposed to happen." She continued kicking him and shouting the words again "how was it supposed to happen."
"Maxine back off now. "Tessa shouted as she got of her police car holding her gun pointing it at Maxine.
Maxine sobbed as Tessa put her gun qwayand walked towards her. She gave Kelvin one last kick and walked away. Kelvin howled in pain.
"You are lucky I am patrolling around the neighbourhood. She could have killed you." Tessa said kneeling down near Kelvin.
Dora ran towards Kelvin. His whole body in pain, his face bruised from the punches. They both lifted him and he limped in pain.
"What where you expecting from Maxine a live parade with fireworks. I told you should not go near her." Dora said after putting her brother on the couch with help from Tessa.
"We are going to Mauritius this afternoon, not leaving you here alone." Dora said putting ice cubes on a piece of cloth and placing it on her brothers face.
"Will take you to the airport." Tessa said sitting across Kelvin looking at his face.
"You are lucky Thomas warned me you were around and to make sure you leave without Maxine killing you. She is filled with anger. Next time you come, let people know." Tessa said.
After an hour Kelvin opened the door and jumped in fright. Maxine stood outside the door. Her eye's were cold, serious expression. Kelvin said sorry she punched him and walked away. As they entered the car. Kelvin knew he had to face one last person, his parents.