I stayed in that room for some moments with
Pretty,observing how calmly and beautifully
Amara lay on the bed,oblivious of what is
happening around her.
“You are really distracting me this moment.”
Pretty said in a calm way.
” How?” I asked.
“You already know.” She said.
” okay.so, how exactly do you plan on
invading her dream?” I asked.
“I won’t be doing that,but you will” she said.
” Me? How?” I asked,being at a lost.
“By doing what you usually do most of the
time” she said.
“Which is?” I asked.
“Make her open up to you as usual.” She
whispered to me.
“A month back, that would have been possible,
but now? I don’t think so.” I said.
“Should I let you in on a secret?” She asked
me,and I nodded my head in affirmation.
” The way Amara loved you,and still do love
you,even I have fallen short of it!”
“She is in the past now. Let’s do what we
came here for” I said,trying to avoid a
scenario whereby I will be too emotionally
preoccupied to even think right anymore in
my dream state,the one Pretty has altered.
“I know I shouldn’t have brought up that,but
you needed to be aware of it for the task
ahead for you.Please,understand me” she
pleaded with me.
“Alright!” I replied and continued:
“So,how do I get started ?”
She looked steadily at me,and then told me to
close my eyes(and I did),and she told me to
open it again(and I did).
I realised again that we were now back to
where we started,on top the building
again,floating. Holding my hand firmly,Pretty
helped me descend into the same mirage that
appeared as Amara’s parents building,but
unlike the previous time around that was all
night,this one appeared to be like an evening
As we landed on the same floor as
before,Amara wasn’t there anymore.Pretty
immediately reminded me that I should bear
in mind that “I am the one in Amara’s
In other words,she will be totally clueless on
the form or kind of scenario the dream she
infused me in will appear in Amara’s dreamy
world.But, she said she will know I did it right
(getting Amara to open up),if I see her in
that dream while Amara can’t..
Like a movie,Pretty just apparated out of my
presence on finishing dishing out her
instructions to me.I felt very empty and
alone.Instead of focusing on what I came to
do,my mind started drifting. Thoughts of a
bad being attacking me cuz am not in a
friendly environment or wanted environment
filled my mind.All this were going through my
mind when someone barged into the
room,and it was Nkiru.
“Hmmm Odii,this is where you are,and I have
been looking for you since” she said.
I was totally surprised and confused.I had a
brief momentary drift into my mind,debating
whether Pretty actually brought me to the
“Odii?” ,I heard Nkiru almost shout.
” Eeh!” I replied.
“You are keeping me waiting!” She said.
“Waiting kwa? Where are we going?” I
inquired from her.
“Going? Are you sure you are alright?” She
said to me,coming closer to observe me and
giving me that askance look.
“Am sorry,am really really sorry,but what
exactly am I supposed to…You know.You said
you are waiting?” I chipped in.
She smiled at me,held my hand,and told me to
follow her,and I did.
We walked right across two other rooms
before we landed in her own room whilst I
still kept wondering why I am in Nkiru’s
dream instead of Amara.
She bolted the door behind me and turned
facing me,telling me that sincerely,she has
missed me and missed all those childhood
days with me.
I smiled,and went to the bed and sat there
and started operating my phone.
” So?” Nkiru said,making me look up and
beholding her almost unclad,walking up to
me,with the ultimate desire for us to get laid.
” I thought you were getting married? That’s
what Amara told me you know,and I honestly
do respect that” I said.
“And so?” She replied.
“It doesn’t feel right for me.” I said.
She smiled,and said:
“It doesn’t have to be.But I know my
sweetness and moisturized refreshing goody
will ease all your worries” she said.
I didn’t know whether to laugh or smile to
that statement of hers,but it was awesomely
“Where is Amara kwanu?” I asked.
“What about her?” She replied.
“I just want to know.” I said.
“Don’t worry,she won’t know anything,unless
you tell her.” She replied.
“That is exactly the problem, this just doesn’t
feel right for me.I find it hard as it directly
involves her!” I said.
“So what are you saying?” She asked.
” That you should understand my point of
view” I replied.
“Yea,I perfectly understand the fact that you
totally developed an unholy hatred for me
because of Amara.You totally forgot that it
was I who had cared for you like my junior
brother,loved you,protected you,told lies a
zillion times just to cover for you and protect
your integrity and innocence. But just this
small favour,and because I am not Amara,I
can go to hell then” she breathed out with
furiousness like I have never seen in my life
” Please,don’t say it like that aunty Nkiru,you
are making me appear like the bad person
here instead of the victim.Remember,you left
me? Just when I was totally attached to
you,you left” I said..
“Well,if I can’t have you, then neither can
Amara nor any other person!” She said.
“Eziokwu eeh,I didn’t know you can be like this
o.Seriously speaking.!” I uttered.
“I have been wounded by you now,what were
you expecting!” She said.
“Am sorry!” I said.
“Its not a sorry matter” she responded
” Okay then,I have to start going!” I told her.
“Going? You are not going anywhere Odii!”
I stood up and tried to walk pass her,but she
grabbed me and pushed me back to where I
just got up from.
I started laughing, and asked her:
“Wait o,do you want To Molest me?”
She looked at me wickedly and then replied:
” No,I am going to kill you Odii!” and she
brought out a knife from nowhere and lunged
directly at me!
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