*I AM ENGAGED*
(Betrayed hearts) (Episode 6)
by praises obiora
“She told me her name was Samantha or so. I didn’t care to know if it was even true or not. You know how ladies are na.” Alex frowned.
Alex was still trying to explain further, when the bar man approached us with a menu in his hands. Alex quickly placed his oder for a chilled bottle of small stout and a plate of cat fish for the both of us.
I didn’t want to spoil the euphoria of the moment that we were both trying to enjoy. And so, I tried really hard to fight my angry feelings off. This was my first time going on an outing with Alex. His past life didn’t really matter. I felt so foolish asking. I wonder what prompted me to ask such questions.
In a bid to calm my emotions, I drank several bottles of alcoholic wine. I felt my head suddenly spin. I could barely even open my eyes or even stand straight. I was drunk to stupor.
“Take me home Alex. I want to go home.” I muttered in his ears.
Alex helped me up from the chair, and held me firmly around my waist as we both staggered out of the club.
Alex drove the car that night, while I slowly dozed off. I only remembered lying down on a bed. I could not remember anything else until this morning, when I got up to find myself naked on his bed, and in his own house
I clenched tighter to the steering wheels, wondering why Alex didn’t take me home? Why did he have to drive me to his own house? Alex should have told me that he had another motive hidden somewhere in his heart. And that was a Plan to sleep with me, and have me all through the night to himself.
I pulled my handkerchief from my black bag and wiped the warm tears that cascaded down my eyes in tiny rivulets.
I stared at Temi’s gate for hours. I was patiently waiting to see when Dayo would drive out of the house.
If this was what I thought it was, then Temi was going to pay for it. If she was the reason Dayo broke up with me, then I was going to do everything possible to make sure the rest of her life turned sour and bitter. If she was dating and sleeping with Dayo behind my back, I was going to pinch her where it really hurts.
Hours later, Temi’s gate pulled open. I could see Temi standing with a short flowery wrapper which stopped above her fair laps. She was struggling to cover her breast with the edges of the wrapper which was loosely tied.
Dayo’s car drove out of the gate and parked right in front of her. He stepped down from the car and walked towards her. Dayo planted a tight hug on her chest and kissed her passionately on her lips, before turning to walk back into his car.
I watched as Temi smiled sheepishly. She waved him like a clown as he drove off, before walking back through the gates.
I was hurt. This time, I was angry. I was angry at a friend I trusted so much. A friend on whose shoulders I had always cried and sought comfort. A friend I could sacrifice anything for. But this friend had now turned to hurt me, by sleeping with my ex behind my back.
Yes it has been two years since I broke up with Dayo. But he was still my ex. Temi knew how much I still loved him. How could she stoop so low to dating and sleeping with a man I had loved so much. I could not believe she had been hiding it from me all this while.
Temi was pretending to nurse my broken heart, and wipe the tears from my eyes, while in reality she was behind the tears I cried. No wonder Dayo broke up with me for no reason. I guess he could not stand dating two friends.
At that moment, it dawned on me that all this while, Temi had always been jealous of me. She had always been envious of my relationship with Dayo. On several occasions, she wished she was me. I felt so disappointed in her.
My heart sought revenge. I wanted to make Temi feel the pains I felt. I felt like walking right through the gates and landing a thunderous slap to her face. But then, confronting Temi was useless. It was only going to end up in an argument and a futile fight with her. I had known Temi to well, to know that she was not a person to be sorry when she does anything wrong.
I bit my lips with my teeth, and hit the steering wheels angrily. Temi had stolen the one man I loved and deserved to feel same. I needed revenge for all three of them, Dayo, Temi and Alex. I wanted to bring them pains without killing any of them. I wanted them to cry a bitter cry.
At that point, I immediately thought about to General Abdullahi; Temi’s sugar daddy. I remembered how he had always lusted after my body. As a man in charge of the army, he was in a better position to give me the revenge I craved for.
I was going to use him to teach Dayo, Alex and Temi a lesson. I will make them regret ever crossing parts with a woman like me. They will pay for their actions and for all the pains they had caused me.
I picked my hand bag and pulled out my phone. Quickly, I dialled General Abdullahi’s number.
“My baby, My baby” General Abdullahi’s voice echoed coarsely through the phone.
“Hello General.” I spoke sweetly, with my neck slightly tilted to the side.
“Kai Kemi. Wanlahi your voice is very sweet pa. Very very sweet.”
“Thank you General. Emmm General can I see you later today?” I asked in a rather urgent tone.
“Today? E get any floblem? Is their whala?” He asked worriedly.
“No General. I just wish to see you, I want to discuss something with you, but I need somewhere secrete to talk with you.”
General Abdullahi laughed and cleared his throat. I imagined him robbing his pot belly just the way he usually did when he laughed.
“Toh secrete ko? Will you come to my hotel so we talk it? I think that place is very secrete. We can talk any secrete better there.”
“No problem Alhaji. What time shall I meet with you there?” I asked.
“Meet me by 6pm today ko. I will be there.”
General Abdullahi and I laughed as we both ended the call.
I turned on the engine of my car and sped off. I had now become a very hurt and desperate woman, angered by the action of the ones she truly loved.
I had made up my mind to see General Abdullahi.
I was prepared to do what ever it will cost to get my revenge. Even if it means paying the price with my body.
To be continued….