“Lost in Regret” is one of nine connected stories from “Love and Revenge” Series. These stories explore the consequences of deceit and the notion of Love and justice. All nine stories in this series explore different storylines inspired by the same true story.

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Title: “Lost in Regrets”

There was a young woman named Rasheedat who lived in the popular city of Ibadan. She had a carefree spirit, a mischievous smile, and a heart that always seemed to be searching for something more. Rasheedat was the adventurous type, always on the lookout for the next big thrill. But little did she know, her impulsive actions would come back to haunt her in the most unexpected way.

Rasheedat’s heart was once captured by a man named Chinedu. Chinedu was a fine Igbo guy who always traveled between Ibadan and Lagos due to his business. He showered Rasheedat with love, supported her through university and fashion school, and even had plans to marry her. The whole family adored him, for he had a heart as beautiful as his smile. But when Chinedu finally proposed in 2021, Rasheedat shocked everyone by rejecting his proposal.

Rasheedat’s reason? Well, there wasn’t really one. She simply fell out of love, or so she claimed. Chinedu didn’t beat her and didn’t verbally abuse her! Rasheedat just couldn’t put her finger on why she had suddenly lost interest. And so, Chinedu, with a heavy heart, decided to move abroad to heal and find closure.

Fast forward to this year, Rasheedat found herself in a tight spot. She had a new boyfriend, Tunde, who was head over heels for her. Tunde had sold two plots of land and even his beloved car to fund their dream of relocating abroad. But as fate would have it, the money wasn’t enough to make their dreams come true. Desperate, Rasheedat remembered the one person who could potentially help them – Chinedu.

With a mix of trepidation and audacity, Rasheedat reached out to Chinedu, completely oblivious to the consequences that awaited her. She pleaded for his assistance, hoping he would forgive her past actions and help them with their relocation process. Little did she know that Chinedu had a plan, a plan that would turn the tables on her in the most unexpected way.

Chinedu agreed to help Rasheedat and Tunde, but he had a condition. He demanded they give him the money they already had for their trip so that he could start processing their document, hoping to teach them a valuable lesson. Rasheedat, blinded by desperation, agreed to his terms without suspecting a thing. She scraped together every last penny, even borrowed from friends and family, to gather the required sum.

And then came the shocking twist. Chinedu, after receiving the money, sent Rasheedat a long message. It was a message that shattered her dreams and left her feeling foolish. He confessed that he had taken the money as part of what he spent on her education and career. Rasheedat couldn’t believe her eyes as she read the message repeatedly. Chinedu had blocked her on all platforms, leaving her and Tunde stranded with shattered hopes and empty pockets.

As the reality of their situation sank in, Rasheedat couldn’t help but wonder if this was karma at its finest. Was this God’s way of teaching her a lesson for her past actions? Or perhaps, she thought, maybe she should have let bygones be bygones. Truly, not everyone knows how to forgive and forget.

And so, Rasheedat learned a valuable lesson. She realized that love and trust are not commodities to be taken for granted. Sometimes, the consequences of our actions come back to haunt us when we least expect it. As she reflected on her mistakes, Rasheedat vowed to be more mindful of the hearts she touched. And so, Rasheedat’s journey of self-discovery and redemption began, as she sought to mend the shattered pieces of her life.

The End.

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