I tried calling her number the moment I
realised that I have f*cked up full time even
though it was unintentional,but she didn’t pick
up and that was when my dilemma for that
I started doubting if at all I will be going to
Pretty’s place as I promised, yet,the last thing
I needed was Amara calling me when am in
Apparently,Pretty doesn’t know about
Amara,not even after I willingly invited her
into my mind.
And then it struck me that am a total jerk,a
selfish greedy cheat;I was Oliver Twist2.0 and
I was the person that has created the
impending mess that may occur from me
letting Pretty conclude that I was so so into
her.The impending mess here is not some
cataclysmic physical impact per se,but the
repercussions of cheating. I was cheating on
my true love and through no mistake of
mine,everything might be laid bare…. cuz am
going to be dealing with the fury of two angry
women whom rationality is going not to apply
as long as am concerned.That’s my
Between going to Pretty’s place with the
unknown possibility of Amara calling, and
staying at home and avoiding such situation, I
chose the lesser evil;after all, one should not
complain about something he needs not
subject himself to.
I didn’t know how Pretty was going to feel if I
don’t come,but that of Amara need not be
explained to me..
I called Junior,Amara’s younger brother and
inquired if Amara was around or forgot her
phone and went somewhere. He told me he
was looking at her as he is answering call
and that she is pressing her phone.I thanked
him and ended the call.
I called Amara again and she didn’t pick,so I
sent her a message thus:
“You know exactly how what you are doing
right now is affecting me,but I guess you are
enjoying it as usual,even though you know its
very very normal for people to sleep off
while chatting.I wanted to tell you that I can
come this weekend and could use visiting
Mmaa as an excuse to sleep over.But since
you didn’t want to hear me out,its of no use
She still didn’t call nor text me back,so I
decided to implement the next best plan that
came into my mind…..I switched off my phone
and decided that I am going to see Pretty as
What does that make me? I guess the word
is an “arsehole”..
I headed straight to Pretty’s place,trying so
hard to forget about the incident with Amara
(which naturally of course,I can’t forget) and
infusing too many not-Amara-or-girl-related
One of the things I hate about my phone
being off is that am a point of contact for so
many of my course mates because I live in
Aba.So,even though I shut my phone down cuz
I was avoiding any mess with Amara,I knew I
could also be blocking access to many people
who need info about certain things in
school.This was the thought that bore heavily
on my mind as I dropped off from keke and
started trekking to Pretty’s place.But,as is
usual for such minor thoughts,I ascribed it
that a day off Ur some hours off Wont kill
anyone . .
And then as I entered their street,I
remembered the tug wannabes that wanted
to take advantage…
I didn’t even know when I was standing and
knocking in front of her door with all the
thoughts wobbling and bubbling in my mind.
As she opened the door and let me in,my
only wish is for Pretty’s to just give a kinda
foreclosure from the self-induced haunting
thoughts in mind..
“I was beginning to think that you wanted to
play me..and your line was not going;what
” Even an unborn kid will catch this your lie
without a glance” she said.
“You just won’t understand!” I told her.
“Tell me first.what happened?” She insisted.
“Don’t worry about it.Am here now.” I
” You know,what bothers you,bothers me too
even though you may not know it” she said
“I just don’t want to bother you with trivial
issues that irritates me.nothing much.” I said.
“If it irritates you,then it is not trivial,don’t
you think?” She said,smiling.
I know she was not going to stop inquiring to
know what the problem is,so as I delayed the
inevitable,I used the opportunity to conjure up
some rooster and bull story that will sound
real and pleasant to the ears and that can
be related to..
“Its Jane!” I said.
“Who is Jane?” She inquired.
“For you to have conjured up a dream in a
special house that somebody I really loved
lived in,you must have known them or gotten
to know them somehow.I don’t know!” I said.
She smiled at me,and said:
“I don’t know who that is!”
Well,her smile betrayed her cuz I don’t know
how,but I was very certain she knew about
“Why would you think I know her?” She asked
“We f*cked in their house, remember?…” I
“You are really making me laugh Michael” she
“So where was it then?” I asked her.
“I don’t know.” She said and then continued:
” Here is what I can tell you though,whatever
place or whoever you saw in your dream
was not of my own making,it was your own
experience and projection and I just tap into
it.Do you think am toiling with your mind?”
“Truth is,I will be lying if I say that such
thoughts have not crossed my mind.” I said
and she continued staring at me,probably for
want of words(I assumed,didn’t know for
sure) and then I continued:
“But I know that you love me and that you
wouldn’t do such thing to me”
Seriously, I didn’t even know when I said
that,but it brought down tempos and the
highly needed relief.
” Thank you for saying that..But,I need to
apologize to you for something I did.” She
I immediately did a quick crosscheck of why
she said that and found no reason
whatsoever, and so,I paid rapt attention to
what she had to say.
And she started thus:
“I don’t know if you noticed it,and maybe it
was because I wanted and needed you and
believed it was for your own good,but,I made
you fall asleep against your will.” She finished,
with a kinda serious ‘i’m sorry’ written all
over her face and body.
Guess how I felt at that moment,totally f*cked!
N/B- I may not upload again today pals,pls
bear with me..
“Am really really sorry” she said again as I
continued looking at her not knowing whether
to feel good or bad for myself.
“Say something now?” She pleaded.
“Am not angry with you if that’s what you are
thinking” I finally said.
“Why not? ” she queried.
“Do you want me to start being suspicious of
you?” I asked her.
She nodded her head in decline.
” No need deliberating on something that
needs no such attention” I said to her.
I had expected her to smile at this point,but
she didn’t,which obviously means she believes
or still have doubts that am counting it
“Am really serious, I don’t hold anything
against you.I can tell you the simple truth that
I didn’t really know how I felt when you told
me that,but anger and betrayal was not one
of them” I eulogized, and extended my hands
and held her wrist in a caring way.
“Are you sure?” She asked and I reaffirmed
and reassured her that my earlier
affirmation was sincere. But was it? No!
I just didn’t want us deliberating on
something that has to do with me being
manipulated against my will,even though it
was for my own as she said.
“Let’s go swimming na?” I infused in-between
a short silence that came up.
“Am not sure am really ready for that.” She
“Well,I can carry you on my back to that place
If you want” I mildly joked,and she laughed
making a caricature of me by insinuating that
I can’t carry her.
I took it up with her and told her that I can
carry her,that I have carried heavier things
in my life.She continued her fun-poke at me
and then I now told her to just stand up let’s
see… and she stood up.
“So how do you want to carry me?” She
“You tell me by choosing between this two
– to carry you at my back;or
– to carry you like a baby in front” I finished.
“Carry me at the front!” She replied!
I did carry her as requested and while I held
her up there tightly hugged and latched onto
my body,I told her to tell me what just
She simply laughed mildly and gently told me:
“You have won,let’s go and swim” …
I smiled and brought her down calmly.
She prepared for the outing,and since I didn’t
even have it in mind that I was going to go
swimming that day,I decided I will buy a tight
tug along the way..
* * *
Five minutes later,we were on our way to
swim when the same guy that approached me
the other time approached us as we were
about trekking off their street to enter keke.
Apparently, he wanted to talk to Pretty alone
from her demeanor and Pretty symbolically
told me to give them space a bit..
They started talking or miming as I made it
my business not to focus on them;and
then,my own thoughts returned.
I started imagining whether or not Amara
has called me and what she must be feeling
right now.I wanted to switch on my phone that
instant,but then Pretty walked by and asked
me to guess what she was discussing with
“Its very clear na.need I tell you again?” I
“You will be surprised at what he just told
me.” She said.
“Tell me na?what did he say?” I queried her.
“That I should be careful of you,that he knows
my history” she said.
“What?” I said,not expecting any reply
” Leave him.I guess he’s just sad seeing that
he couldn’t have me” she said.
“Which kind mumu boy be this one.See
person wey i been dey think say na coded
boy.I mean which kind person go dey snitch
on a total stranger just cuz of a girl?” I said.
“Its okay o” Pretty said to me.
I stopped walking,and told Pretty that I need
to confront that dude and give him a serious
She told me to let it go and held me by her
right hand, dragging me alongside herself as
she walked on..
“So you would have went off to confront
him?” Pretty infused as soon as we entered
keke going to Aspoly.
” Its just to warn him to stop being silly over
women” I said,and everyone in the keke
“I guess you never had it in mind that other
serious fatal events might result from such
silly confrontations” she asked me in the
same manner that Amara does.
I looked at her,and just smiled.
“Well,you saved the day I guess.So, I owe you
one” I simply said and then we remained
We could walk to the place we were going,but
the risk of me running into people that know
me in that our school surroundings ims very
high…..and I didn’t want to be noticed,so I told
Pretty we have to enter keke,which surprised
her to core;but she still obliged me.
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