Times like these are times when I wish I had super powers, or had probably hailed from Edo state in Nigeria; I would have just done something or made a few incantations to make her forget whatever it is that happened. If only wishes were horses.
In my demoralized state and broken spirit, I dragged myself along the street, thinking of what I could have done differently. In all of these, I feel worse because I’m actually innocent; Like I wasn’t having an affair with Stephanie as she’s assuming, and I’m not even having an opportunity to explain things. Oh! I actually did have the opportunity to but couldn’t.
At this point, I was on auto-pilot; I was just walking aimlessly and lost in my thoughts. I had walked about 16 poles from her street junction before I could remember I was meant to board a keke. So instead of taking one from where I was, I for whatever reasons I can’t tell, walked back to her street junction and stood for like 3 more minutes before boarding a keke.
Going straight to my house wasn’t going to be a healthy decision, so I stopped by at Precious’ place. I knew he was going to make jest of me because he had earlier told me we (I and my lady) weren’t going to last; so this would probably be his chance to laugh the hell out of me. But I didn’t care, I was much more concerned about my safety at this point than any other thing.
On getting to his house, he actually acted nicely than I expected of him. He quickly dropped his video game pad, rushed up to me, helped me to be seated properly and rushed off to the kitchen to boil water for me to bath.
After having my bath, I changed into one of his shorts and jerseys, and sipped the steaming tea he had already prepared. It was at this point he asked me what had happened, and I narrated the whole story to him, almost crying at intervals; but I needed to be a man, before this stupid boy reverts to factory setting and starts laughing at me. He made dinner, we ate together and I went to bed almost immediately. It however took me another 2 hours to initiate sleep as my head was still buzzing with many questions and thoughts.
I woke up the next morning feeling much better, had my bath, ate breakfast and left for my house. The days following that were really difficult for me, as I had to learn to live my life without her. It seemed like the most difficult thing to do at that point as I had already literally built my world around her. But then, I was left with no option… Life goes on.
A week later, at about 5:30pm, my phone rang; Precious was calling. I picked and he asked “Oboy shey you De house”? I answered him yes. “ok I De come” No wahala na, I said. I then went back to reading my bible; Yes! I had decided to give my life to Christ again and sought to know Him better, so I was studying my Bible atleast 3hours in a day. Even if I wasn’t sure of anything else, I was sure of the fact that He said He wasn’t going to leave me nor forsake me no matter the situation.
So las las, na God sure pass
15 mins later, I heard a knock on my door. “Come in” I said, since I was expecting Precious. Why was he even knocking sef? That’s very unlike him. I was on my way to get the door when it opened; and behold, there my lady was, standing right in front of me. I shook my head to be sure I wasn’t dreaming or in a trance or some kind of daylight revelation.
“Are you just going to stand there, or come hug me”?
Ok, at this point, I was sure it was all real. I walked up to her, hugged her so tight that I could feel her heart beat against my chest. I only let go of her when she tapped my back softly. I led her into the house, helping with her handbag. She sat comfortably and asked for a glass of water, which I hurriedly got her; after which I sat in front of her, not knowing what to say. I however needed to break the silence anyhow.
Soooooo, why did you change your mind? Last time I checked, you said you didn’t want to see me ever again. Apparently, I hadn’t lost all of my pride😂. Well, you have your best friend to thank, she said.
So it turned out that after I’d left Precious’ house, he contacted her and even went to see her at home. He explained things to her and convinced her I didn’t have anything to do with Stephanie, as he knew how and when the relationship ended. Whatever he sha said or did, the stupid boy was useful for the first time in a long while, and I was yet again in his debt. Well, I now have my lady back and that was all that mattered.
So let me see this Stephanie’s picture sef, she said…