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    Long Distance Relationship………. Episode 1
    It is one thing to be cheated and know
    it, but it is another thing to be cheated
    and not know it. Tobi had been cheated
    of a husband and his name was
    Mayowa. It did not matter that they
    were just dating when they parted
    ways. She knew they were headed for
    the altar.
    Tobi and Mayowa had known each
    other for five years, with four of those
    years spent together in the same
    university, before Folake came into the
    picture. Tobi still could not believe that
    Folake, her best friend, was the reason
    she and Mayowa were no longer
    together. Folake the go-between, who
    Tobi had sent as an emissary to Paul in
    Abuja to give him letters, had stolen
    her man from her.
    If Tobi was going to be honest, she
    would acknowledge that things between
    her and Mayowa had been rocky for
    months before Folake came fully into
    the picture.
    Tobi’s friendship with Folake dated all
    the way back to their university days,
    even though they went to different
    schools: Tobi went to the University of
    Lagos (UNILAG), while Folake attended
    Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ogun
    State (OOU). Folake had met Mayowa
    on different occasions and was
    informed to all the details that best
    friends typically share with each other.
    After graduation, Mayowa had moved
    to Ogun State for his youth service,
    while Tobi stayed in Lagos. Folake also
    served in Lagos. However, it was after
    their youth service that the strain on
    their relationship became obvious.
    Almost immediately after completing
    his youth service, Mayowa had gotten a
    job working as an Auditor at FBN
    Insurance in Abuja. If the National
    Youth Service had made their long-
    distance relationship seem like a
    temporary thing, this new job in Abuja
    made it indefinite. Tobi did all she
    could to find a job in Abuja, all to no
    avail. Even the job applications she
    sent to companies and organizations in
    Lagos and other parts of the country
    were rejected. It seemed like the whole
    universe had conspired to keep them
    apart, but Tobi was determined to
    make things work with Mayowa.
    She pressed on in spite of Mayowa’s
    non-challant attitude to the situation at
    hand. He called less often and blamed
    it on work, and Tobi, willing to believe
    anything took him at his word.
    During that period, Folake was offered
    a job with a marketing firm in Abuja,
    which required frequent travel from
    Lagos to Abuja. So, she was in Lagos
    every other week. Tobi, who saw this
    as an opportunity to communicate with
    her passive boyfriend, began writing
    love letters to Mayowa.
    She wrote almost every day, pouring
    out her heart to Mayowa, updating him
    on what was going on at home and
    telling him how much she missed him.
    How she was able to do this on several
    sheets of paper every single day,
    without boring herself was amazing.
    But with all the free time she had on
    her hands, coupled with the fact that
    she expressed herself better on paper, it
    was effortless.
    So Tobi wrote, and Folake delivered
    these handwritten epistles to
    Mayowa whenever she was in Abuja.
    Sometimes Mayowa wrote back, and
    other times, he was ‘too busy’ to reply.
    But, he always managed to tell
    Folake to say hello to Tobi.
    It was around this time that Folake told
    Tobi that she was seeing a guy called
    Jide. And that was all she told Tobi.
    No amount of persuading and begging
    for more details could make Folake part
    with more information on this mystery
    man.
    “This guy sha … I will meet him one
    day.” That was what Tobi always ended
    those sessions with whenever Jide’s
    name was mentioned.
    The strangest thing was that she finally
    met him, a few days shy of the 6-month
    mark of Mayowa’s relocation to Abuja.
    During the Eid-el-Fitr holiday, when
    Mayowa finally got a few days off from
    work, he came to Lagos. Tobi was of
    course, excited and had prepared in
    advance to see him. She had wanted to
    throw him a mini-party and cook for
    him, but he had coldly turned down her
    offer when she told him over the
    phone.
    They had agreed to meet at Tantalizers
    for lunch, with Mayowa refusing every
    attempt of Tobi to come and visit him
    at his house. She had actually tried to
    visit but he was not at home. Or at
    least, that was what the gateman told
    her.
    Tobi was the first to arrive at the
    restaurant, and she waited for almost
    an hour past the time they had agreed
    to meet. Mayowa eventually showed
    up and apologized for keeping her
    waiting. And then, without even sitting
    down, he gave her a one-sentence
    break-up speech.
    “I’m not feeling this anymore and I
    think we should go our separate ways.”
    Tobi asked him over and over again for
    an explanation, wanting to know what
    was going on. The only response
    Mayowa gave her was “I met
    someone.” He left Tobi standing there
    and went back to his car, supposedly to
    fetch the “someone.” He returned less
    than two minutes later, with Folake in
    his arm.
    Tobi almost fainted. The rest was a
    blur, but she remembered
    Folake saying she did not plan to hurt
    Tobi, and Mayowa telling Folake to stop
    being apologetic for their relationship.
    That was the last time she laid eyes on
    both of them.
    Later, she received an invitation card
    from Folake, asking for her presence at
    her wedding. Beforehand, she had sent
    a text message begging Tobi to attend
    her bridal shower. She really had the
    gut!
    Tobi had ignored that text, just like she
    had ignored all of Folake’s calls, texts,
    emails and other efforts at
    reconciliation. Now, it was the day
    before the bridal shower, and Tobi was
    at home battling serious depression. As
    she slipped in and out of a period of
    despair, she thought up different ways
    to pay Folake back for her betrayal.
    “I am sure there is a special place in
    hell for best friends who steal their
    friends’ boyfriends. You’ll go there
    soon enough,” Tobi muttered to
    herself. Ironically, she did not extend
    the same ill wishes to Mayowa who was
    at the center of the whole affair. (Love
    has blindfolded her eyes)
    Just then, someone knocked on the
    door, prematurely halting her
    unforgiving thoughts.
    Who was it? Checkout in the next
    episode.
    – To Be Continued

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    Hay KayHay Kay
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    EvershineEvershine
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    Folake I guess

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    opokukojoopokukojo
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    hmmmm……………….waiting

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    AvatarFaith suit me
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    Nice start bt folake is a betrayer o

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    Uncleba426Uncleba426
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    it hurts to be cheated on

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    Henry SanctusHenry Sanctus
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    wow well seated bring more if it @silencer127

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    BluestarryBluestarry
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    folake is a cheat. Tobi take heart and pull yourself together. please continue

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