Already as I chatted with Pretty,I noticed that
my mum has come out as usual to prepare
for her Sunday morning mass going.
I used that opportunity to come out and
inform her that a coursemate of mine invited
me to his church cuz of one program like
that,and that I will be going there instead with
my returning probably billed to be towards
evening time..As I expected, she okayed the
going, only that am not going to any church
program whatsoever, I was going to drill
Pretty real hard!
* * *
At around 8:30am,after eating,I dressed up
and headed straight to her house. I met that
guy again,and for the second time,he
approached me, but in a more cordial way
this time around(probably cuz he was neatly
dressed and probably going to church) and
we Shaked hands and greeted like two
With my face filled with that “askance” look,he
proceeded to tell me what exactly she has in
“Guy,you should really stay away from that
girl” he told me pleadingly.
“Why should I do that?” I asked him.
“That girl is not your normal girl,she is
something of a mami-wata ” he quipped.
“And you know this how?” I asked.
“I just told you this in the spirit of a fellow
tribesman” he said.
” No,that’s not why you are telling me!” I
concluded and proceeded to leave his
presence but,he called me back.
” Have you ever wondered why all this while
you have been visiting, nobody else visits
her? Has she ever received a call or called
any other person in your presence?” He
“Here,let me let you in on some secrets
bro;Fathai maybe many things,but being
whatever you have in mind is not one of
them.. And secondly,I strongly believe you are
jealous of me” I concluded,with the wicked
intention of provoking him.
“Don’t say i didn’t warn you!” He said and we
both went on opposite directions..
I reached Pretty’s house and as I was about
to knock,she opened the door.
“I could feel you from afar” she said,smiling….
I smiled too.
I went and relaxed on the bed.There was light
and as fate will have it,we both have the
same taste and interest in almost
everything;with music at the top of it all.
“You know,I saw our mutual friend again,and
he was telling me something about you!” I
If I didn’t know any better,I would have said
that Pretty would be shocked to hear
such,but she wasn’t.Instead,she asked me:
“What did he say this time around?”
“Well,she was telling me to stay away from
you,that you some sort of mami-wata” I
We both laughed to this.
But why was I actually laughing? I didn’t even
know any better,and its not like Pretty was
telling me the truth about herself either.The
dude must have reached that conclusion
because Pretty must have giving him reason
to believe so; or at least that’s the most
reasonable logical sense to make out of it
all…and yet I couldn’t stop laughing..
” So,you said you will make today one of the
best days of my life?” I asked,cutting off our
“Yes!” She replied.
” What do you have planned then?” I asked
“Well,its started already” she said and
” I have never seen you laugh so happily like
this ever since I met you!” She replied.
“Hmm!” That was all i could mutter.
All of a sudden,I started smiling.
” I assure you,today is going to be a great
day!” She said.
“Well,that’s okay.But first,you have to answer
me two questions I have in mind.You
promised to answer them remember?” I said.
She smiled and replied:
“I even thought that you have forgotten
that.But,as you have remembered it,ask on”
“Promise to tell me the truth even if the
truth will hurt me or make you think I might
hate you.Just ell me the truth,will you?” I
asked of fro her.
“I can do that” she answered me after a brief
Looking straight into her eyes as she sat
directly in front of me,I asked her:
“What exactly are doing with me?”
“Do you really want the answer to that
question?” She asked me after keeping calm
for a brief moment.
“I wouldn’t be asking it if I didn’t want to
know!” I replied her.
Her beautifully lightened and pretty face
softened a bit and she looked away from our
eye to eye stare……and tears started rolling
smoothly and slowly down from her eyes
down to her cheeks.
I didn’t notice it at first cuz of the way she
was facing, but noticed it immediately I gently
said that am still waiting for her reply.
“You are crying?” I asked as if am not seeing
she is crying.
” am really sorry” she said.
“I didn’t want you to see me this way!” She
I went closer to her and held her,wrapping
my right hand around her head and bringing
her closer to my chest,consoling her in the
process;whilst also asking her why she is
” Am really really sorry” she said again.
“Stop apologizing” I said in reply.
“You just won’t understand” she said.
“That’s what you keep saying every time,yet
you don’t give me the opportunity to
understand anything” I replied her.
“I never wanted you to start pitying me,but I
guess that will be my lot from now onwards
then!” She said.
“Why do you say so?” I asked her.
“Cuz of the question you asked me” she
“What did the question do?” I retorted.
“Well,you asked me wat I actually want with
you?” She said or asked rather.
“Yes!” I replied.
“I have accessed you a lot of time,but it was
that last scenario that I trickily created that
dream at the pool that made me realise that
that part of you I really want can never be
mine.It belongs to another!” She concluded.
” In otherwords?” I said,expecting her to
“You love another person wholeheartedly and
there is nothing anyone else can do about
it..Including me!” She said.
“So,that’s why you were crying?” I asked.
“Its so painful.But,I guess you won’t
understand!” She said.
“So all this while,what you were looking for is
a total love from a free mind not borne out
of pity?” I asked.
She readjusted herself and faced me and
nodded her head in affirmation.
” Well,if that’s what you want,I am yours” I
“Are you sure?” She asked me.
“Yes,am very sure” I replied.
“Okay then.But,you have to do one thing for
me!” She said.
“Which is?” I asked.
” Break up with her!” She said.
“Break away from the one you have loved.The
one person that is between us” she replied.
Guess my facial expression here!
“What?” I said.
She smiled seriously, urging me.
“I have never done that before,and I don’t
even know how to do that…..not to talk of
doing it to Amara!” I said, stupidly calling out
“But,you can start now. She will understand, I
will make sure of that.” She assured.
“Hope you will do this for me?” She asked.
“If that’s what will make you happy and feel
loved but not pitied,I will!” I concluded..
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