May 29, 2015 at 4:53 pm #217975
MY WIFE AND I.
written by Temitope Daniel.
Copyright owner- Temitope Daniel Abimbola 2014.
It’s been a while I set my eyes on her.
Not even a while, what am I saying? It’s
been four solid years now! We just lost
contact when we were coming from the
city of Lagos and attacked by armed
robbers who took my vehicle away.
Unluckily for me, my love was in the car
and wasn’t allowed to come down with
For that four years, I have searched
even holes of crabs if she was there. She
was the love of my life and everything I
had. As much as I love my mother,
there’s just a little difference between
my love for her and that. And, I didn’t
know her parents, siblings, none of her
family members. But we really loved each
I never knew I would exist without
her, until she was taken away from me.
And to my surprise, I’m still alive today.
Honestly, I thought it was my end at the
end of the first week that she wasn’t
found. I cried my eyes out that even my
parents chided me that I would just kill
myself if I didn’t take it off my heart. But,
honestly, it wasn’t an easy thing.
A week developed into two, and into a
month, from a month to twelve and now
fourty-eight months now. When my
parents saw that I was becoming
useless, old enough to marry without a
wife, they brought Nora to me.
Honestly I never knew there was still
someone more beautiful than my Gloria.
Gloria had been lost for four years but
the unfading beauty she had never
faded off my heart. My heart gladdened
on seeing Nora. She was just the
epitome of beauty.
I was shocked when I saw her
beautiful set of teeth, hers was even
whiter than snow. She was tall, elegant
and more than rich in glamour. I never
knew I would fall in love until I started
falling the well dug for me- the love.
Even though I had started liking Nora,
I never fogot Gloria. My parents didn’t
know Gloria though, but when I
explained my issue to them, they knew I
lost a gem. One thing of great surprise
was that Gloria and Nora had the same
I loved that.
I never told Nora about Gloria, but
even though I have started loving her
too, I couldn’t flow well with her. I can’t
place my hands on the actual reason
behind that! I don’t know if I even love
her sef. Is that love or what? Or shey
that is what they call infatuation? I no
Maybe it her her beauty, redolence
and personality that made me like her.
But, see, I don’t even know!
Me who is telling you all these, I never
know say the same thing wey happen to
me don happen to Nora too before oh.
Honestly I never knew Nora had fallen
in love it Alex before. It was one day that
both were inside the house, gisting
when some armed robbers came and
shot Alex. The news was that Alex had
died but no one knew he never died.
Not knowing Alex’s parents who were
stinkly rich had flown him abroad for
better treatment. He wasn’t allowed to
leave America for years and so, lost
contact with Nora too.
You now see say I don enter trouble?
Real one! Nora never forgot Alex too.
She was just trying to be herself anytime
she was with me.
But Alex and I had and even have
different redolences. If not, she might
have loved me more than how she does.
You see something, I never forgot Gloria,
she never forgot Alex!
Hmmn… Okay oh. The saddest thing is
that Alex returned back from America
last year and had also fallen in love with
Gloria. My own love is now in love with
Nora’s love. Big trouble!
The big problem started suddenly
when it was a day to the wedding of
Nora and I. We haven’t gotten each
other well, but we thought we would
make it up and forget the ones we loved
before. Though, she never knew about
Gloria and I didn’t know about Alex.
I thought I should act according to my
best friend’s advice, by getting her a
golden necklace as a gift before
wedding. I decided to take her out and
parked at the front of Esmak Plaza to get
the surprise for her.May 29, 2015 at 4:56 pm #217976
The car was parked and Daniel got
down from the Toyota Venza. He looked
at Nora and smiled as he motioned
inside the plaza. He had told her to wait
for him outside there, he was just
wanted to get something. Still unknown
to Nora, she patiently waited.
She had waited for some minutes and
decided to peep outside because she
had been busy pinging her friends and
wedding planner. Then, her peep met
She couldn’t help her ecstasy but to
rush to meet Alex. Both of them hugged
each other firmly for seconds until Daniel
came outside and met the scene. It
seemed Nora’s ecstasy had made her
forgotten that she would get married
the next day.
Daniel didn’t know Alex, but even if
that was her brother, the hug shouldn’t
be as firm as it was! He had thought as
the package he was holding dropped
down and his mouth wide open.
By the time Nora would know she
was doing the wrong thing, she saw
Daniel’s face and froze also. Alex, looking
away also saw the face of his wife-to-be
that he had told to park by the entrance
of Esmak Plaza and his heart skipped a
Daniel swooshed out a long breath as
he managed hold his tears back. He
walked into the car and Nora rushed
into the car too. She wouldn’t leave her
husband-to-be to leave angrily.
Daniel, also pulling out of the Plaza
indignantly now saw Gloria and
marched on the brake quickly. Was he
seeing a ghost? What was really
happening? He parked the vehicle and
rushed down. “Gloria?” He shouted as
he widened his eyes and moved closer.
The name made Gloria look the
direction and saw him too. “Daniel!” She
called as the key to her vehicle that she
was holding dropped on the floor.
Daniel couldn’t hold himself back, both
rushed to each other also, not minding
the fact that they were engaged.
The bond of love was still there! As I
saw her, I wanted to die. I thought I just
saw a ghost now, if she was, I was
ready to follow her! No! I still loved her
so much that I couldn’t hold back myself.
Maybe that was how Alex and Nora
felt too. But, I still loved her. I wiped my
tears continuously as I looked into her
eyes. She had grown more beautiful and
matured. Gloria was my life.
Looking back, I saw Nora, already out
of the car, looking at me. Alex had also
stood akimbo, looking at Gloria and I,
then I knew I was done for too.
At first, I thought it was t-t for tat but I
felt uncomfortable. Is this how Nora is
feeling presently? I asked myself as I
saw Gloria also looking at Alex.
Then Alex approached us and nabbed
Gloria’s hand. He pushed her into the
vehicle and drove away. I looked at the
Hyundai car as it sped off until I was
unable to see the vehicle again. I walked
back to my car and looked at Nora who
was probably in shock or… what should
I even call this?
We both entered into the vehicle and I
drove off. The car just remained silent. I
wasn’t pleased with what she did and
she wasn’t pleased with mine.
…Story continues 2morrowMay 29, 2015 at 5:05 pm #217980May 29, 2015 at 6:28 pm #218015LordPizzaro™Participant
@Somkhid lolz even thouqh u no call me but na me 1st arrive here o…….. Viz is kul…..nyc twist here bt i would suqqest Alex moves on wid his first love i.e Nora and Daniel should do same wid Gloria……well let c how it qoes…… Nwanu!May 29, 2015 at 7:03 pm #218034Tenniebenson (Area Mama)Participant
Uhmmm.. Tnx 4 calling me… I’ve nt been following most of ur stories (i’m sorry)… Na wrk nd nepa.. But no matter what i’m gonna read dis 2 da end… Fire on!
Emi gan gan ni first lady… *winks* na me be d first lady wey sign inMay 29, 2015 at 8:17 pm #218105May 29, 2015 at 8:43 pm #218112Khola46Participant
Twuale for you @Somkhid …Thanks so much Sir…
Daniel went there just to surprise Nora, and to their amazement, the surprise they both saw there is enough to make a history…
two-losing-heart-lover met two-losing-heart-lover and the confusion was just only on the first one…..
Interesting…..May 29, 2015 at 9:03 pm #218131Tee dak WongParticipant
This is really gonna be interesting