“You couldn’t even allow me have the ensuing fun?” I found myself saying rhetorically out loud unhappily on realizing that against my intention, I have abruptly woken up,next to Pretty!
Pretty started laughing out audibly.
“And you are laughing and happy now abi?” I rhetorically stated again.
“What do you want me to do Na?” She replied,still not controlling her laughter.
” You ehh.You!” I said.
“Okay,am sorry oooo!” She said audibly while still mouthing her laugh.
“As if it will bring back what you just ended!” I retorted.
“I anticipated something like this anyway. .and this time around, am really sorry.” She finally ended her laughter.
” Okay o”. I said,adding “wats the time?”.
“Around 3a.m!” She replied.
“And I was thinking it was already day break. ” I said.
“Well,at least you now know that dream time and real world time are two worlds apart!” She said.
“True!” I said.
” So?” I inquired.
“Well,its on!” She said.
“On how?” I asked.
“Before I go into that,I noticed something serious about you as you slept here.” She said.
“Something serious?” I repeated.
“Yes.You were heating up and struggling and at some point,was totally gasping for air!” She said.
I remained silent.
“What happened?” She asked me.
I remained calm.
“Odii,you know,you can tell me anything, everything?” She said.
“I actually don’t remember it all anyway!” I lied,even though this was like the only dream I could vividly recall instantly as it was the realest of them all.
“Which ones do you remember?” She asked me.
“Can I ask you something? And do you sincerely promise to answer me?” I inquired.
She agreed positively.
” Okay,you know me very well,and at least you know that once an incident happens of which am involved in,its only q matter of time before it catches up with me later right?” I asked.
“You lost me!” She said.
“You know,all this things started out that night,that night I first slept in your house.But,for reasons unknown to me,you have just concealed what happened that night from me…and something keeps telling me that it has everything or something to do with happened..” I paused,and then continued:
“I didn’t want to tell you or even bring up wat I just experienced and which you noticed Cuz I don’t want you to worry again more than is necessary.But,I still have to.I was attacked again with a familiar face with the same intent of killing me.Am not a troublesome person,so I don’t even understand!” I ended.
Pretty came closer to me,making sure that I felt her warmth within me and outside me,asking:
“Whose face?” She asked.
“I don’t think you will know her!’ I replied.
“Her?” She asked.
“Yes..Its a girl.More like a lady though!” I replied.
“What’s the problem?” I asked.
“I think I know what is causing all this!” She finally said.
“You think?” I asked.
“Yes.its still a thought which I have to confirm first before knowing for certain.” She said.
“So,what of what happened that day?” I reminded her.
“Okay I won’t lie to you my love” she started;
“Someone visited me that day, a familiar being to myself and it did warn me about something!” She said.
“Which is!?” I asked.
“To steer clear of you!” She regrettably stated.
“Why?” I asked.
” I don’t know!” She said.
“Are you telling me the truth?” I asked.
” 100%” she replied.
“Then why am I having this feeling that you are totally afraid?” I asked.
“That’s because I am.Michael,I am totally clueless on everything. It’d like my being just developed a lot of limitations all of a sudden!” She said.
“Maybe its me.Maybe I am the problem and you are not realising it!” I said.
“She laughed all of a sudden.
“Its not you my dear,of that I am 1001% sure of.You are the best thing that has happened to my being,and whatever this situation is,we will deal with it soon!” She said.
“I hope so o.I can’t even remember the last time I slept peacefully!” I stated..
From that day till the rest of that week,Pretty told me to minimize my coming to her place due to the fact that:
– she plans to settle her scores once and for all;
– to avoid being distracted;
even though we talked heavily on phone.
By Sunday,I told her I will be starting school that week and she was happy with it,adding that its a welcome distraction on my own part.
By Monday morning,after I finished dressing up and ready for school,I came out and half way across my street,there she was,standing by a corner,elegantly.I can’t even remember the last time I had noticed how extraordinarily beautiful Pretty was with all the problems heating up day in day out for us.
” Fathai!” I said out mildly.
“What are you doing here?” I queried.
” Going to school with you!” She replied.
“What?” I said and she affirmed her earlier statement again.
“You would have called me Na so that I will branch at your place whilst going and we will go from there!” I found myself stressing out.
” Well,a surprise is not a bad thing you know!” She said,and continued:
” Are we going or going to stay here and argue?” She asked.
I just smiled.
We both started walking to Omuma road,side by side,and I observed that a lot of people couldn’t help but take a peep at us.Some would even foolishly look at us and stare continuously, I started thinking that their own stupidity was inborn.
I wanted to stop a keke,but she said we should trek.I was like:
“This staring is really getting too much,we should…..” I didn’t finish before she cut in:
” I love it” .
“Seriously?” I asked, surprised.
“Yes!” She said.
“Hmnnm! Thats a first!” I said to her.
“You can say that again my dear!” She uttered,smiling.
We started trekking to my school and discussed along the way as we went along.
I used the opportunity to ask her if she has finally put a stop to the root of whatever was generating the troubled times we experienced, and she replied positively, even though there was a little uneasiness about her when she replied me.
I was happy and elated,saying in my mind that at least I will have great times ahead with her filled with joy and enjoyment.
In school that day,I was a celebrity,especially among my course mates. To add more salt to injury,I kept telling anyone who cared to ask that she was my wife and that we will be getting married soon,and that I will love them to start preparing and keep there special gifts for us.
Pretty continued laughing that day as I did this.
That was how it was between and with us for the next three months plus.We had fun,we enjoyed to its fullest best and Pretty almost killed me with s*x almost everyday..
In fact,any day we didn’t have a physical one,she comes to my dream that night and most of the times will not allow me remember it.
I was having the time of my life with the perfect girl of my dreams and I was eternally grateful for it.Sometimes, she will take me on some coaster rides unconsciously,and at one point took me to her abode, or what looked like her real abode in reality.
Everything good conceivable and doable was done by us.Truth is,it was the greatest days and moments of my life,and things have never been the same with me again after then..
Everything was perfect between us,and Pretty was always glowing,and most importantly, always very happy.Her ever present smile returned again and her magnificence reflected more than a hundred folds..The outcome is that I enjoyed Pretty at her brilliant best.
I got addicted to Pretty,and my life revolved around hers every passing moment and seconds. Ultimately, I got separated from the rest of the world and glued in to Pretty’s world.The statement “I couldn’t live without her ” that moment solidly was the truth about me.
That day as I usually do on Saturdays,after playing ball,I came back and took my bath and without giving her a call,I headed straight to her house to spend the rest of my day with her..
On reaching there,I realised that that place was now empty.
I came out and checked again to see if I was at the correct building, and it was the correct building.
I went back in again and checked and the place was empty,totally empty,as if someone have not lived there for the past six months. I tried asking the neighbours what happened and they were as clueless as I was.
I brought out my phone immediately and tried her number,but I was told the number no longer exists. I didn’t know what to think…and I didn’t want to think anything.
After staying around there,as if waiting for her to magically reappear from nowhere,I started going back home,feeling totally distraught and not knowing my right from my left anymore…I had to enter keke to avoid matters that touch..
I kept thinking of what to make of what just happened, and I couldn’t find one.I somehow made myself believe that maybe Pretty is testing me or something and that she will visit me this night and tell me what happened.
I didn’t want to think of the fact that maybe something has harmed her or phased her out of existence as she said.
I was totally lost.I was totally confused.
What has happened to my Pretty? That was the ever-present consistent question in my mind.
That night,nothing happened.