My sweet heart
Written by, Rejoice
… Valerie’s POV …
I was sitting on the floor, my tears poured endlessly as Lizzy told me everything.
I couldn’t believe it…
Iyke had been using me.
“He…never loved me… He made me do every bad thing to the extent of sleeping with his friend, drug him and steal the guy’s money. He had s£x with me every single day that he gets so annoyed when I tell him im seeing my period..” Lizzy went on telling me as tears rolled out of both our eyes.
She had a bottle of Gin and she took a break and gulped down a little of it.
I blinked my eyes as more tears fell.
“…I had three abortions for Iyke.. And still brainwash me with love shits and I kept falling like a fool.. I caught him every now and then cheating on me but he will come kneeling down and apologising in a way that even a stony heart would melt at his sorry words and forgive him. When I do, he’ll have s£x with me over and over again.” She sniffled and wiped her tears.
She shook her head.
“…I loved Iyke from the deepest side of my heart.. I did everything for him.. I sleep with another guy just to get him money. It was like my life ended the day he broke the record, ‘Lizzy it’s over.’…It was four days after our graduation from school. I couldn’t help it..I had to travel to Adamawa, to stay with my Aunt. I suffered the pains… But thanks to my Aunty… She helped me alot to get through.”
“So why didn’t you act like you don’t know him that day at the restaurant? Why didn’t you?” I asked, my voice cracky.
“I don’t know. I guess I was bewitched. Maybe cos I once loved him. Or maybe you were the reason.” She said.
“I was the reason?” I looked at her, but my vision was blur cos of the too much tears.
“Yes. Maybe for you to know who truely Iyke is through me. Iyke never loved you.He wants this three million to fly out of the country with his friend and never return…I have the record… Listen.” She said and took out his phone..
“….I’ll have this three million in just a touch of my fingers on her skin.. By the time I spin her dummiest brain with my sweet lies… and the fake engagement. Wow.. Valerie is under my palm. She’s paralysed in my charm Lizzy, so nothing you fvcking say to her is gonna make her believe you, whore. I don’t wanna see you still here in my house by the time im back from work.”
Lizzy’s voice came after,
“….I told you im spending a month here.. And you will do nothing about you. I don tell you. Its final.”
I was perplexed, bewildered.
I felt like crying a pool.
I had been a fool.
I had been a total idiot.
I have stupidly loved…
“You see.. I advise you babe, run from Iyke… End everything you have with Iyke. The engagement na fake.. The love na scam. He’s not what you think he is. Don’t let this guy get close to you again. Break up with him and get his selfish self out of your life for good Valerie. I see you as a really nice person. You don’t deserve him. Throw away that damn fake ring and get going..” She said.
I wiped my tears and stood up.
My feet wobbled but I managed to stand straight.
“Thank you so much Lizzy for letting me get to know who Iyke really is. I have been a fool foolishly inlove with a bastard like Iyke. I feel like endinging his …but its over. Even without listening to the records… All you said he did to you.. Every tears that rolled out of your eyes had made me believe he is really a monster.” I said and walked away.
Out the door, I glanced at the ring,
“Damn you!” I seethe before pulling it out and dropping it at his doorstep.
I have loved the wrong person.
My was right… Eva was.
I cried as I drove straight home.
The gate was opened in few minutes and I drove in…
I got down and walked straight inside.
I slumped onto my bed and cried so much that I felt myself shrinking..
My head hurts so much but my heart was in too much pain.
I cried out without minding if Joy’s gonna hear me…
The pillow soaked in my tears in just few minutes..
Remembering everything I had done for him.
Remembering the way I felt for him.
My body that I gave to him..
My soul, my life!
Remembering it was all a fake..
I couldn’t help it..
I bursted into a loud cry..
“Aunty Valerie..” I heard Joy’s voice.
I didn’t lock the door.
I didn’t bother to look at him.
My face was on the pillow.
I kept on with my loud heartbroken cry.
“Aunty Valerie. What. Is. It? You. Are. Crying.” He came forward.
I ignored him.
Iyke had shattered my heart.
The pains are so unbearable.
I have been a fool. A fool inlove with a heart piercer.
A love scammer.
Im now a victim of a heartbreak.
Funny how stupid I had been.
Joy bent and tapped my sboulder slightly.
I sniffled, “Joy, just go out. I want to be alone.” I said, and turned my face to the other side.
I didn’t hear his voice again…
I didn’t bother to turn my head to check.
I just closed my eyes and cried more..
I heard my phone ring, but I didn’t care.
… Joy’s POV …
I don’t know why Aunty Valerie is crying.
But im sad because of it…
Im going to cry too.
I thought she was going to come back with something for my birthday, I was happy.. Expecting new clothes and Icecream..
But im so sad…
She ended up coming back with tears..
She even told me to go out…. but Even though im in the sitting room. Im still hearing her cries..
I think im going to cry.. if she don’t stop.
I think im going to cryyyy..
“Aunty. Valerie. Please. stop. Crying.” I mumbled as tears rolled down my eyes..
But she don’t want to stop.
I stood up and walked back to her room.
She is still crying….
I sat down on the edge of the bed and folded my arms as I watched her cry.
… Valerie’s POV …
I know Joy came back..
He’s currently sitting on the edge of the bed.
“Joy, why are you here again?” I asked, sniffling.. and without looking at him.
He ignored my question but instead, sniffled.
I turned to look at him and realized tears were rolling down his eyes.
“Why are you crying Joy?” I asked as I sat up and cleaned more of my tears.
His hands were crossed.
“I.Can’t. Be. Happy. When. You are. Sad. I. want to Cry. With. Youuu.” He said, crying more.
“Joyyy.. What are you doinggg?” I said and went over to him.
placing my hands on his shoulder.
But I guess that made him cry even more.
“No.. I. will. Cry. With you… I. Will.cry. With you. I will. cry with youu.” He kept reapeating causing tears to begin rolling down my eyes again..
He’s so concerned about me.
“It’s okay Joy..” But he was really crying, loudly and I couldn’t help it..
I pulled him into a hug.
“Im not crying again.. Im.. im not gonna..” but I bursted into my own cry.
“He has been using me all this while… I loved him so much. I gave my everything to make him happy. I made him my everything. But he played me. Iyke played with my heart. I..can’t be…” I couldn’t talk anymore.
I cried instead..
Then I felt Joy’s hands on my back as he began patting me softly… Like im a sleeping child and began singing a lullaby song for me..
Can you believe that?
I felt this act really tender… even though it was childish..
I kinda liked it.
I rested my head more comfortably on his shoulder, and cried more….
He kept singing… soon, my loud cry turned into a soft whimpering..
Maybe I slept off on his shoulder but I woke up later, to see a duvet wrapped over my body…
I closed back my eyes but felt something touch my skin.
I turned to see Joy, sleeping soundly beside me.
I sighed and stared at him….
Till I slept off again.
Valerie’s POV …
I woke up with a banging headache…
I rubbed the side where it hurts as I sat up from my bed.
I remembered Joy slept on my bed..
But he’s gone.
He woke up before me…
I wondered why.
I shut my eyes as the banging headache became excess..
I didn’t want to think…
I don’t wanna remember anything..
I just wish I’ll forget about whatever that happened last night.
I searched for my phone which I later found under the pillow Joy slept on..
He slept ontop my phone!
I took it and found out it’s switched off.
I switched it on and saw seven mixed calls all from Iyke.
My battery wasn’t low so who switched off the phone?
Joy, I guess..
Unread messages came in… All from Iyke.
I shut my eyes..
Im not gonna read them..
He has fooled me for too long..
I opened my eyes and deleted them all without opening any.
My door opened and I looked towards to see Joy coming in… with a tray of mug in a saucer.
He smiled shyly at me then gently walked to the bed and placed the tray on the bed.
Before I forgot, he got his hair ponytailed again, making him appear more cute looking..
And should I say, every clothes I bought for him fits him perfectly good.
He had a blue shorts and black shirt on.
“How. do. You. feel Aunty Valerie?” He asked.
“You know, I think i’ll start beating you for your high rate of stubborness.” I said and then carried the tray of tea and placed it on my palm.
“Im. Not. Stubborn Aunty Valerie.” He said, pouting that pinky bottom lip again.
Ahh.. Aunty Valerie!!
“When will you understand that I don’t want you to be adding ‘Aunty’ to my name? Just call me Valeries”
He shook his head..
I made a playful frown.
He grinned, “It. Will. Make. you. feel. better.” He said.
“What?” I asked.
“The tea.” He pointed.
Ohh.. I breathed.
I took a sip and it tasted quite sweet.
“Thank you Joy.” I appreciated.
He went to the extent of making tea for me, believing it would make me feel better.
I picked the spoon beside it on the saucer and stirred the tea then began drinking it as he watched me.
“Hey, sit.. you dont have to stand all day watching me eat.” I said.
He shook his head.
“You can stand then,” I said…
But after awhile, he gently sat down on the edge of the bed.
“Thanks for Last night.” I told him minutes later.
He nodded but I guess it was too rushy and his hair unpacked and fell again…. with the small hairband falling on the bed.
He smiled shyly making me mavel at those dimples again.
When he picked the hairband, I dropped the tray from my laps, went over to him and collected the hairband from him.
He looked puzzled.
Making him look more cute…
“Lemme pack it for you.” I said.
He smiled and turned his face away.
I smiled as I gently packed the whole dada up and strongly held them with the hairband.
“Now.. it won’t easily loose.” I assured when I was done..
He smiled broadly till it turned to a grin… and the next thing, he snapped up from the bed and jumped on me in a hug.
I fell on the bed instantly cos I wasn’t expecting such unexpected hug.
He fell on me.
But still didn’t get up… Instead he grinned happily… said “Thank. You.” and then rested his head on my…. on my chest!
I stared at him, bewildered and at the same time amazed.
“Joy, now get up.” I said as I tried to push him out of me but he wouldn’t gea
“I. want. To. Stay. Here…” He childishly said.
I rolled my eyes…
“Get up or im gonna beat you.” I said.
“You. Can. Beat. Me.” He said.
“So I should beat you?” I asked to be sure.
“Fine then.” I stretched my hand and grabbed a pillow..
I bounced it on his head..
He laughed…. shaking his head..
“Beat. Me. Again.” He said.
And so I did, but more harder.
He laughed and raised his face, he grinned at me and payed back hishrad again on my chest.
Isn’t it funny that Joy is still lying on my body and Im seeing myself acting like its nothing?
I hit the pillow more on his head till he laughed to his safisfaction and got out of my body..
“Im. Sorry.” He said as he wrinkled his forehead.
I glared at him and got up to take out the tea.
I need to prepare for work…
But before I could take the plates, hands have alreasy grabbed the plates.
“I. Will take. them. I. brought it.” He said.
I shrugged and got out of my bed.
Okay, I just remembered…
I slept on my gown…
It was tight…. I pushed my hair backwards and walked out, with Joy following behind…
“Im purchasing a new TV soon.” I said as we passed the sitting room to the kitchen…
“What will you eat for breakfast.” I asked.
“Tea” He said.
“Like me?” I chuckled.
“Like you.” He said.
This reminded me of a song…*
“Alright then…” I processed to boil water and that was when we heard the doorbell ring.
“I’ll go check.” I said even though I knew it would be no onr but Iyke.
Joy nodded and watched me as I left.
I got to the door and opening it…
He knelt down immediatelyyy…
“Baby,please I can explain.. You cant do this to me not after all we’ve shared.. Please my love….”
I shut my eyes as I controlled the tears that were alnost rolling out my eyes.
“Honeypie please allow in, let me explain.. ease honey.. ” He pleade.
“It’s over between us. Get that into ur empty skull. You cheater! idiot!”
I fired and slammd the door shut.
I turned and breathed.
And how the hell did he came in?
Didn’t Joy lock the gate last night.
“I. Locked. The. Gate.”Joy said at the kitchen.
I walked back to the door but found out Iyke was still there.
I shut the door back..
When I got back to the table again, Joy was already taking his tea.
I sighed and sat down opposite him at the breakfast bar.
Feeling so dejected.
Why did the fool had to come.
I was almost forgetting about him.
I sighed again as a tear rolled down my right eye.
“Stop. Crying.” Joy said softly.
I smiled and wiped the tear.
“Im. Here. For. You.” He said, suprising me.
“What do you mean by that Joy?” I asked.
He shook his head with a babyish smile..
Then he did a funny thing with a loaf of bread.
He opened two eyes on it… and made a wide smile on it…
Then he stretched it to me.
“Eat. It. You. will. Smile. like. it. Try. It.” He said and I couldn’thelp but laugh.
“Stop being a weirdo.” I said.
I like him………
I took a bite from the bread..