CRUSH TO CRASH
I stood on the park desperately waiting to meet my beloved Esi, but there was no sign of her.
I felt like cursing the dark sky that might have prevented my Esi from coming to see me, I felt like gripping the cold air that was blowing around me, I felt like screaming at the wicked mosquitoes that were biting me in my pain and disappointment.
Esi where are you? Please come and talk to me. Wherever you are, please hear my heart call. Come out Esi, please come. I thought with my heart full of pain and anxiety.
I waited for two hours without any sign of my Esi. Just when I decided to walk away, I felt someone hugging me from my back.
What a relief!
What kept you so long beautiful? You almost broke my heart. I whispered sadly.
I waited for a minute, but there was no response.
She still held me tight without a word.
Come on dear, talk to me, what kept you so long? I asked.
She still held me tight without any response.
Just then, I saw someone standing in the darkness spying on us.
Who is that? Why are you staring at my sweetheart and I as if you’ve never seen human beings before? I yelled.
Immediately I landed with my words, I saw the person walking towards us.
Meshac, so what I’ve been hearing is true right? After swerving my parents this night to come and see you, you are here hugging and cuddling another woman. It was Esi.
Blood of Jesus! Who is this person behind me? I screamed and quickly pushed the person off.
Abena, you again? So you are the one who has been hugging me all these minutes without uttering a word right? How dare you? Who gave you that effrontery to touch me? I yelled on top of my voice.
Meshac, tell me you didn’t enjoy my hug. Tell me you didn’t feel anything running down your spine.
Why are you behaving as if Esi is more of a woman than me? Why? Abena yelled back.
Yes Abena, Esi is more of a woman than you!
Esi will never force herself on a man! Esi is descent and is well mannered. I responded harshly.
Thanks for the insults Meshac, I much appreciate.
I never knew I am not mannered, I never knew I am less woman. Abena broke down in tears.
Instantly, I regretted my words.
I hated to see women cry. I hated to cause anyone pain.
I was torn between consoling her and walking out on her with my Esi.
I watched their faces confusedly without knowing what to do nor say.
Just then, Esi broke the silence.
Meshac, this is your mess, clean it. She stated unhappily and walked away.
Esi please come back! I’m sorry, please don’t walk out on me. I pleaded.
Minutes after Esi walked away, Abena still sat on the floor in tears.
I slowly walked up to her and held her onto her feet.
Abena, please forgive me, I never meant to insult you, but you know very well that I love Esi and I can’t cheat on her. I’m begging you to please understand that and stop stalking me. I whispered softly.
Abena intensified her cry on hearing my words.
I felt bad for being the cause of her pain.
I hugged her so tight in consolation.
Meshac, please don’t hurt my feelings.
You and I know the number of guys in this village who are yearning to have me, yet I turn them down because of you. Abena finally broke her silence.
What can Esi offer you that I can’t?
Look at me Meshac, I have big buttocks, I have big thighs and legs, my breasts are cute. Above all, I can cook, farm, wash and clean. What else do you need in a woman? She bragged.
Abena, I know you have all these, but my heart beats for Esi. Just understand this and let me go. I responded.
I will not leave you until you promise to sleep with me.
Just promise. She insisted.
I will think about it Abena. Go home, it’s late. I responded.
Before I knew it, she locked her lip against mine and kissed me passionately.
I gently pushed her off and walked out on her unhappily.
Meshac stay focused! Why would you fall for Abena’s actions? Be strong Meshac. I thought as I headed back to the house.