THE LIFE I DIDN’T WISH FOR EPISODE 18
AUTHOR/WRITER: TERIBA NIMOTA IDERA
We got to where we were going, I really couldn’t see the name because Harris immediately pulled me out of the car but I could tell it was a public place. He led me to a long path where we soon reached. The mighty Gaffar had a huge smile, marked on his handsome face.
“Ha G. Money, this girl too dey stubborn” Harris said.
” C’mon” Gaffar said to him while he signalled to Harris to leave. He held me by my arm and took me to a dark place with just dim light, with a pool at the centre and chairs by the sides which has been occupied by not too much couple. He helped me sit while he sat across me giving me a smile which made me shy. We ordered for our food but before the food got here we had a little bit of Chapman while he told me proud things about himself.
” The pool is beautiful”, I said to him.
He smiled, saying do you want to try it out?
” No, I don’t know how to swim” I said shyly.
“Hey baby, its no big deal, I’ll teach you one of these days”.
The food got to us in no time, we ate, while I told him things about me and every thing I’ve gone through. He felt bad for me and he immediately said; “don’t worry, I’ll be your everything”.
For some reasons, I feel comfortable and relaxed with him. I trust him and I feel this sense of belonging with him. It was getting really dark, we were about leaving when he pulled me to his face and asked if I’ll be his girlfriend. I was shocked but I wanted more of that. I smiled and asked him to give me time. He said it was fine by him while we headed to the car.
The drive was filled with loud music while he sang to it and I sang to the little I know. He looked at me with surprise and said “you’ll be fine with me”.
I trusted him more at the thought of that. We soon got to my hostel while he parked in front of the gate.
” Sholape can I get your number now he asked”?.
“I don’t have a phone”, I said.
He looked really surprised.
“Okay we’ll do something about that”, he said.
I was having breakfast that Saturday morning when my room mates came inside.
“Hey girl, What’s up”? Zainab said.
“I’ve missed you so much and I wanted to talk to you so bad then I remembered you didn’t have a phone”, she said.
I smiled and gave her a brief hug while I moved to Omotara and Cynthia to give them their hugs too. I was about doing the same to Adenike when I remembered she has seen me as her sworn enemy. I wanted to give her a hug nevertheless when she said; “na wa o, in this century person no get phone”.
“This is what poverty causes, arrant nonsense”.
I was mad at her statement but I didn’t want to cause a scene so I ignored her and settled down. I thought that was all for the drama when she said;
“I heard you’ve been following G.money around, can’t he get you phone or is he afraid to help your poverty ridden self” she said.
The girls chorused “haba Adenike , that’s too much”.
While Zainab thundered “shut your mouth Adenike, don’t you ever get tired of picking on the poor girl”?
She rolled her eyes and laughed in mockery saying “of course she’s poor and she definitely isn’t in G.money’s league I wonder what he sees in her she said rolling her eyes”.
Oh my God! This is going to be her last straw. I moved closer to her with a daring glance making my eyes come in contact with her and my mouth close to her while she moved back and waved her hands in the air as if to say I have a bad breath. I didn’t mind her act because I was too pissed to let this go while the other girls looked amazed. I pointed my finger at her saying;
“look Adenike, the fact that you manage to hide under this make up and fake hair doesn’t make you any better. I wouldn’t be shocked if you don’t know the saying “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” because you’re numb skull. As for Gaffar getting me a phone its no big deal, I mean I’m not you who goes around with boys for material stuff. Well count yourself lucky for having a father who gets you all these stuff I guess if my father was this caring too you won’t say I’m poor. But still I’m grateful to God for what I have. At least I can stand on my own without depending on my father and men/boys. Next time you want to talk, think twice before spitting nonsense”. Omotara shouted Jesus while the rest of the girls left their mouth open. Adenike rolled her eyes at me and yelled “whatever” when I was about leaving the room.
It was five o’clock in the evening, Gaffar already knows my schedule and he takes the time to follow them knowing that I don’t have a phone to communicate with. At times , he waits outside for like an hour or two before I eventually show up due to lack of communication but he knows my time table. Although, we already said we’d meet up by five at the front of my hostel. I rushed out to wait for him. I’ve missed him so much..I don’t know what this feeling is, but I love it and I want to enjoy it while it lasts and I hope it lasts forever.
He wasn’t there yet so I thought of waiting for him. After 45 minutes I saw his black car coming towards me while he parked right beside of me. He came down while girls gestured at him as usual.
“I’m sorry beautiful, some thing came up” He said.
He came closer trying to hug me while I moved backward. He gave me a look saying you know we are outside right? I concurred while I ran into his arms.
He smells so nice and I like the sound of his heartbeat. I was already drowning in the ocean of his heart when he said
“I’ve a girt for you”.
I immediately came out of his hug when he went to his car. He came back hiding the package at his back while he requested for me to close my eyes. Oh my what could this be I thought to myself. He said open your eyes he was kneeling right in front of me. Gaffar was causing a scene already……
” Will you”…
oh my! Gaffar wants to propose to me?