In the swimming pool,I really swam to my
satisfaction and to my surprise though,Pretty
can swim but I was better than her. I had
always imagined that she will be a fish in
water cuz I was misguided in my first pre-
analysis of her that she might be a water
child or related stuffs.But there we were as I
watched he’d swim from end to end,and I was
wrong about her.
Nothing is as sweet as watching someone you
really care about being so spirited and
happy.Its usually one of the simple magical
spells out there cuz whether or not you
control it,you will realise that the same
happiness exhibited by them resonates back
to you and you end up sharing in that
” Come back to the water!” I heard Pretty say
at me as she threw fistful of waters at me.
I smiled and got up from where I sat and
dived into the pool and swam to where she
was,holding her from under and she cackled
I came up as I raised my head only to meet a
sweet kiss waiting for me.I separated it
before mouths started blabbing in that public
She said I should carry her on my back and
swim, reminding of the fact that I had whizzed
that I could do that perfectly back at her place
( even though I never made such boast).I
After a while, I told her let’s go underwater
and see who will come out first,and she
agreed.We held our hands together and
immediately we went under water,we were
back at her place.
I was like:
“Are we really here?”
She laughed at me,asking me “where do I
think we are at?”
“You are now mocking me.Am not blind
now.We were just at the pool some seconds
ago,and now we are here” I said.
” We are still at the pool she said” and
continued laughing at me.
One thing with dreaming or any subconscious
thing,you usually will never know that it is not
real until you are out of it.
“You know what,I think am going To Molest
you” for you to stop making fun of me in
“You are welcome!” She said .
“Yea.I know thatz what you want!” I retorted.
“I need to go back to that place,the swimming
pool.I left my things with their security.” I
“Open your eyes.” I heard her beckon to me.
Clearly,one of us is insane.My eyes are open
and you are still asking me to open it
again?” I queried again.
As if she didn’t hear what I just said,she
came closer to me and shouted “open your
eyes” to my ear to the extent that I felt that
all my body parts developed ears and heard
At that moment, I got back from whatever
trance she has created in that moment and
opened my eyes only to see her face looking
at me and pointing her hands up as a sign
that we should rise up,which we did.
“What was that?” I asked immediately I got my
“Shared consciousness” she replied
me,knowing fully well I had no idea what she
was talking about..
I looked on at her in utter muteness as she
smiled at me with us both drenching and
water dripping from our body back to the
“How do you always do that?” I finally found
” because of what I am” she replied.
” Which is what exactly?” I queried on,knowing
fully well she will not answer me that.
” In time you will.That,I promise you!” She
After saying that,as we were calling it a day
at the pool side,she told me that there was
something she wants to discuss with when we
reach her place,to which I said “no wahala” to!
* * *
We reached her place around sometimes
towards noon.Meanwhile, she bought some
body nourishing edible and drinkable stuffs
on our way back to which I started helping
myself to immediately we branched at her
For the first time since I started going to her
place, I removed the outer clothes I wore,and
wore only my boxers and singlet(I wouldn’t
call it a singlet anyway,more like a sleeveless
polo) and relaxed in her bed.
I found it comforting and relaxing and it
helped me feel at ease myself, even though I
guess Pretty was surprised as she stared
me,you will gladly know that she ultimately
feels am already in love with her place; that I
love it there.
Funnily enough,that’s true. Her place is
probably the only place at that moment in
time where I don’t think of anyone else or
anybody else or anything else beside those
moments with Pretty.It felt great,and I would
be lying if I said otherwise.
Pretty latter joined me in the bed and used
the pillow to relax on the wall while I
readjusted myself and used her legs to
support myself as pillow.
“I didn’t even know you can swim the way you
did today.I was thinking you were going to
use tube” I quizzed in.
“Well,I guess I disappointed you then?” She
“Not really” i said.
“But you said you thought…?” She asked.
“Its just a thought na,it mustn’t necessarily be
justified or true.” I replied.
She didn’t say anything as I made the above
“Do you wanna what my actual thought was
really?” I asked.
“Yes.tell me!” She replied.
“Well,first things first,don’t get angry at what I
will say ;promise?” I quipped in.
“Now you are putting me on suspense?
Okay,I promise not to be angry!” She said
“You know,stories of mermaids living out
lives like normal people abound,and so I was
thinking……” and I was interrupted by her
inadvertent burst of laughter with the
“And so you think I might be one?” She
“That’s the only sensible thing I could make
out of who you really are” I defended myself.
“You just can’t seem to let go of this!” She
finally said with a low tone.
“You can’t blame me na.Being inquisitive is a
very big part of my personality traits” I
“Don’t worry,I will tell you okay.I have
previously promised you this.
“Okay o,if you say so.” I replied her.
After like some fifteen seconds silence,she
“You know I told you there was something I
would love us to discuss?”
“Yes,I remember” I replied.
“I know about Jane!” She simply said.
“Yea,I figured that out when I asked you
about it earlier!” I replied.
” How did you know?” She asked.
“Well,I will just tell you a little secret about
me” I said.
“Okay” she said.
“Most of the time,I know when am being lied
to…I just neglect it” I asserted.
I looked up at her and caught her smiling.
” So then,that’s why I couldn’t get access to a
particular aspect of you?” She asked.
“What particular aspect of me?” I queried.
“The aspect that it just seemed like something
has taken over it;and do what I may,I have
never accessed that part of you” she finished.
” Seriously,you know am not understanding
any of the things you are saying right?” I
” Yes,I know” she replied
“What do you know about Love?” She asked
I was like, where is this girl actually going
with all the talks that have all of a sudden
being her interested subject of discuss.
” You are not saying anything about it?” I
heard her ask.
“Am just thinking about it shaa.” I said.
“So,what do you say about it?” She asked me.
“Well,I have had my own fair share part of it.”
“I saw it too..With Jane right? She asked.
“You already know na!” I simply said.
“Who else have you had a share of it with?”
She asked me.
“Well,uhmmmm,my grandma.You know, I grew
up with her” I told her.
“How did you end up with her?” She queried
“Well stories abound shaa,but I don’t care
about them shaa.Am just happy it happened,
that’s wat I know for certain.” I replied.
“Well,its evident in your life shaa!” She said.
“How do you know that?” I asked her.
“Well,most grandma’s are too compassionate
and over-caring for their grandchildren,
especially the ones that stay with them.You
know, they transfer all the love they have left
in the world to you. You are like a diamond
to them and nothing pleases and makes their
heart happy more than to see you happy!”
I must say that I was really kinda surprised
on how deep she went with that one.It was
like she was talking out of experience or out
of an experience she must have gotten from
me;I didn’t know,but to know for certain, I
decided to ask her something,something
bizarre and seemingly off topic:
“How old are you?”
“Why do you want to know it all of a
sudden?” She demanded.
” Am older than you,if that’s what you want to
know!” She just enthused.
“I know that already” I said.
“And you are still asking
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