Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Secret Betrayer, Episode 4

I entered the supermarket again after leaving before. I went straight for the female attendant and asked her about Desmond. As they say,
curiosity killed the cat . She told me that Desmond is a graduate but became a driver for a very rich family as there are no job opportunities coming forth yet.
“Hian! OK.” I thanked her for the info and left. When I got to the lodge, Vera was already back, still on her shoes. She lay silently on her bed.
“Haaaa, you are back already?” I dropped my stuffs and went straight to Veras bed. “How did it go?” She was crying. “What happened na? Why are you in this mood?” I asked.
Vera sat up, meeting my gaze, she gave a deep sigh and wiped her tears with the back of her left hand.
“When we got to the hotel, Collins and I kissed so passionately for about twenty minutes, then he proceeded in making love to me, of which I declined.
“OK. So?” I was not satisfied.
“I regretted declining. Collins is a very nice guy. He was hurt by my actions, but I’m just scared!” I nodded in a pitiful way.
“I’m scared of STDs, scared of pregnancy, etc.” She continued with a sad face. “I then suggested we go for medical tests before we do anything.” She looked really sad now.
“Why is he hurt na?” I held her cheeks. “Abegi, you did the right thing jare.” I hissed. “Na wa for guys o.” I patted her shoulder.
“I was surprised Collins left without talking to me.” Vera said. “Early this morning, he just started putting his things in order and dropped some money for me. I refused collecting the money because I thought, I’m not a prostitute, and after all he didn’t do anything to me.” She continued.
“You mean you left the money there for him?” I asked in amazement.
“Yes. And he collected it.” She replied. “Then he told me he is leaving, and that whenever I feel like, I can leave too. That was all he said to me before leaving in such a mannerless way.” Vera cried.
“Hmm.” I gave a deep sigh. “Calm down, baby girl. That guy ain’t real! He is a fuck boy! Very stupid boy!” I raged!
“Calm down, you hear?” I lifted up her face looking her right in the eyes. Deep in my mind, I was so happy. At least, I go rest from all these Collins noise here and there. Haba! I giggled.
“Ehn Ehn!” I broke the little silence. “Guess who I saw at the supermarket today? I turned to Vera smiling sheepishly.
“Who?” Vera asked uninterestedly.
“Desmond!” I chuckled.
“Oh really?” She looked lighted. “That’s nice. How’s he doing na? I can’t even remember the last time I picked his call sef.” She said. “I forgot to tell you sef. He asked me out and gave me time to think about it, but i told him I have a boyfriend, yet he won’t give up.
“Really?” I exclaimed. “no gree ooo.” I replied in a rather disgusting way.
“Why?” She was surprised at my sudden attitude towards the fine man.
“Because he is a driver!” I broke the bubble. “Desmond is a driver to a rich family. Though he is a graduate but
nne , he doesn’t have money.” I acted out to show how disgusting I am at having poor people around me. “We need to be upgrading and not demoting ourselves.” I said proudly.
Vera just looked extremely surprised at the new found truth about Desmond. She had to delete his number from his phone immediately without a second thought.

“Collins hasn’t called o!” Vera flung her bag angrily at her bed just as she entered the room.
“What is it again this time, Vera baby?” I asked with a funny look.
“He couldn’t even call to at least tell her he arrived home safely, and he isn’t picking my calls either.” She broke her down to tears as usual. She is not as lively as before after Collins dumped her. She said she just want to hear his voice. That’s all.
Her phone rang minutes later. She walked sluggishly to answer the call without looking at her phone screen. She wished it would just be Collins. Surprisingly, it was Desmond.
Desmond thanked God that she picked his call today. He slightly complained about calling her since eternity, and how he’d continued to pray for her to pick his calls.
In spite of all Desmond had to say, my friend mood was not moved at all, rather she grew sadder at his talks that she had to end the call and put off her phone. Collins thoughts filled her soul so deep I was nearly thinking she’d soon become a living dead.
However, after some days, I was tempted to steal Collins number from her phone and try my luck. I succeeded and at first, lied to him about being an old friend of his. I immediately changed my whatsapp profile picture so he won’t know I’m the one. That was how my story with Collins began.

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