Still dey follow sha…
I guess this is the part that Pretty never quite planned for in her rendezvous with me: the part where she had to deal with another entity existing as an evil form of energy,and feeding off the hate she created in her quest to feel Love. At least,this is what my thought was!
Pretty has always had a plan or at least keeps her self abreast with what any particular act she does will create in the causal chain of event and reaction.But this,I didn’t really understand..
As I left her place, I kept generating a million thoughts of a zillion ways I could use to reconcile with Ujunwa,and all of the thoughts ended with me either visiting Ujunwa and giving her a direct surprise visit or calling her and hoping she will lend me her ear.Deep within me,the fear of what happened the previous night,and the fact that Pretty was at a loss on what to do about it sent deep shivers down my spine.So,I thought to myself,”if reconciliation with Ujunwa will help reduce her hatred that Pretty started and that invariably it will make the entity sucking of the hate energy to back away”,then I will do it!
The next day,even though I didn’t remember what happened at night,I felt heavily sapped,even though I did exactly what Pretty told me to do,make her my last thought before I sleep.It was like something happened and someone didn’t want me to remember it.I guess thats what Pretty meant when she said “it will help!”.
I felt very bad,like am some pawn in some beings supposed astral/unconscious manoeuvre and games/supremacy battle.I wanted to call Pretty,but I decided against it,and focused on the task at hand.I knew Pretty was going to call me anyway!
By 11:45am,I headed out,straight to Ujunwa’s place,hoping she would be around.I arrived shortly after and she was around,watching a Nigerian movie from the sound emanating from her room. After a brief courage and confidence assurance I did on myself,I knocked on her door.
“Yes,Who is there?” She replied.
I kept silent,and knocked again.
This time again,I felt her leave her sit and heard the footsteps as she approached the door to come and see who was knocking. On opening the door and seeing me there,ike agwu ya(she was lost for words and action)!.
“Can I come in?” I politely asked.
She adjusted herself and allowed me enter as she bolted the door behind me and followed me behind. I sat in one of the plastic chairs in her room as she sat in the other one,still lacking what to make of my surprised visit.
“How you dey Na?” I asked.
Looking at me,with the indecision of what exactly to reply me clearly written on her face,she finally replied:
“Well, am fine shaa! And you?”
“Am okay!” I replied.
“With your new girlfriend now?” She infused.
“She is not my girlfriend!” I replied her.
“So,you want me to believe that?” She said.
“Its up to you!” I replied.
“So,why did you come ?” She managed to ask.
“To apologize!” I replied.
“Apologize about what?” She said.
“About everything!” I replied.
“No,I should be the one apologizing to you!” she said.
“Why is that?” I asked.
“You have always been there for me since I met you, you do things that no one else could have done for me,and yet just because I called you and a girl picked the call and claimed to be your LOVE,I totally lost it and sent you that text!” She continued:
” It was totally ungrateful of me,and I have been regretting it ever since!” She ended.
“You are a human being,and noone is perfect!” I simply replied her.
” I don’t even know what you now think of me,and I just hope that I can make it up to you!” She replied.
“Well,you can’t!” I told her as matter of fact,”but,it has not made me hate you more or love you less!” I said.
“So,in otherwords, I no longer have anything that you want?” She said.
“Well,at least I do enjoy ur financial generousity!” I said.
“That’s not what i meant Michael!” She replied.
“Then tell me?” I asked.
“You know exactly what I mean Michael!” She replied.
“Well,yea and sincerely speaking, I cant again with you.” I concluded.
” Why ?” She asked.
“You know why already.You made unnecessary fuss about it like my life depended on it and then on top of it,you still lied to me that you are a Virgin!” I said.
“Na wa o! You still have not forgotten this?And that’s why you never bothered again.Now I see!” She said.
“Yep!” I replied.
“Am sorry about that.Call it a mistake on my part.am sorry Michael!” She said.
“Well,5ex is not my problem!” I replied.
“So,you have forgiven me?” She asked.
“Yes” I replied.
“And what if I tried to initiate it now, will you…?”
” Will I what?” I asked.
“Do it?” She added.
“No,I won’t ” I replied.
“You are a good guy shaa.” She said.
I smiled and added:
“Because I don’t want to f*ck with you?”
“Who wouldn’t want to f*ck with me?” She said it as raw as It came to her.
“Well,everybody is not the same!” I replied.
“No,you are just unique! and you just gave me a new objective to achieve!” She concluded.
“Our objective right now is to finish high with our grades this semester my dear!” I said.
“Yes I know,but you know me well enough Na via my academic ability!” She said and I laughed.
” Don’t worry!” I said.
“But Michael,seriously, I would love to do it with you!” She started again.
“I know!” I replied.
“When?” She asked.
“Let’s just see how things progress from now!” I replied.
“Thank you!” She said.
I left her place around 2pm and I called Pretty immediately and told her “its on!”
She directed me to come to her place immediately, that something really bad has happened!
” What?” I shouted whilst still walking.
” Please come now!” She concluded and ended the call!