My woman episode 2
Brenda went home after she got back to the lecture hall to find Dave gone. Indeed the night was long… she stayed up all night remembering her encounter with this new acquaintance. She didn’t even know his name. She kept replaying the entire scenario; so much so, she forgot to call Mr. Edwards.
Brenda tossed and turned in her bed as Dave’s face kept appearing in her mind.
“Am I in love?” She asked herself. “No, it can’t be, I don’t love like that. Probably I’m just crushing on him. Yeah, that’s the word -Crush! I’m definitely crushing on him… Let’s see what tomorrow has in store,” She told herself.
It wasn’t different for Dave… He was also at home thinking of this mystery girl he had met in class when he was interrupted by a knock on the door.
It was his ex-girlfriend Amelia. Dave had been trying to get back with her for a while now. Prior to the day, he hadn’t seen her for almost 8 weeks. All his messages and text were either not answered or answered with short curt one-liners suggesting she was too busy to care.
Amelia was success-obsessed and an amateur actress. She was always on the move with Celebrities and movie directors all over the country. She hardly had time for Dave and their relationship; and that had caused their break up.
He was pleasantly surprised to see her on his doorstep.
“Wow what brings you here? Let’s go in,” he requested.
“Sorry I can’t, I’m with someone, he’s waiting for me across the street. I just came here for one thing,” she said
“Hmm, what is it?” Dave asked.
She opened her purse and took out a ring. It was a promise ring that he had given her when they were dating.
“Here is your cheap ring Dave, please stop calling me. Things are opening up for me, I have a real man in my life not a silly student and I don’t need any setbacks.” Amelia said and threw the ring at him.
You can imagine the look on Dave’s face at this point. He was too hurt to utter a word. After throwing the ring at him, Amelia turned around and walked away without so much as a backward glance.
Dave was left with mixed emotions. Here he was hurt by Amelia’s callous treatment of him, but somehow, thoughts of Brenda were still strong in his mind. He sat up all night and relayed the scenes of the day through his mind.
As the pictures ran through his mind like a movie, he realized that he was too enamored by the thought of this new girl that Amelia seemed more and more like a bad dream that he had bumped into. He couldn’t believe that he had been struck by the love bug – he counted himself too much a realist for such things to happen to him.
The more he thought about it though; he knew something had happened to him. Wow! He thought to himself, such things happen only in movies or novels. He decided to go to campus early the next morning with the hope that he’d get to interact with her before classes began.
The night passed and Dave was on the move very early the next morning. His first lecture for the day was for 9:30 am, and by 7:55 he was just 5 minutes away from the school.
He got to campus and headed straight to the lecture hall. His heart leapt with joy when he spied Brenda sitting all alone somewhere about the middle of the hall. He tried desperately to contain his excitement and not show off his eagerness. At that moment however he realized how much he had fallen for this stranger.
Time and space seemed to hold their breath and he didn’t quite know how he breached the distance because in a short while, there he was not far from her.
Their eyes met and for a while they just kept staring at each other. She stood up and went towards him. When she got in front of him, she looked straight into his eyes and asked, “What’s your name?”
“Dave” He answered conscious of nothing but her; “Brenda” she continued without waiting for him to even ask.
They stood there staring at each other. Their words were few if any. They had no recollection of having said any words, their eyes did all the talking and before you knew it, they were in each other’s arms.
The kiss was so real that they could feel each other’s breath as they rubbed against each other. They got wrapped up in the intensity of the kiss. It was like everything else seemed to disappear; they seemed to be the only ones in the universe, this seemed just right, like only them mattered. Everything stood still; it felt like eternity, his soul reaching out to her soul in a deep embrace.
She didn’t know what she was doing; all she knew was that it felt like she was home. She felt powerless yet complete like this was what she had been waiting for all her life. She closed her eyes much more, wrapped her hands around his neck slowly feeling the coarse hair at the back of his neck and settled down to enjoy the moment.
“What do you think you are doing?”
The voice sounded so angry and enraged, it tore into their reminiscing, jerking them back to reality. They tore away from each other with brutal force to face the stranger that had interrupted their special moment.
Brenda’s eyes first widened and then narrowed as she looked and saw Mr. Edwards the lecturer, hands on his sides, eyes blazing red and brows set in a dark cloud looking the picture of hell about to explode…
Sorry Sir, we were just……” Dave tried explaining.
“Would you shut up there! Are you aware this is an institution?! I will personally see to it that you suffer for your actions.”
“Sir please” Brenda pleaded
Mr Edwards turned on her “And as for you, you amaze me” then he continued, “Both of you should follow me to my office right now”
The lecturer was already seething over the fact that Brenda had refused to call him the previous night as agreed. To now see her kissing some other guy got him more furious.
He however figured this could be the perfect opportunity to get what he wanted from Brenda. He had lusted for her the moment he had seen her – Brenda had a body and face that made men become imaginative. Mr Edwards was a well known womanizer who would chase anything in skirts; He had a way of manipulating students into his bed and that was the same intention he had for Brenda.
As they got to his office, he instructed Dave to wait outside, leaving him and Brenda alone in his office.
“Brenda, you’ve really disappointed me, I have the mind to refer this matter to the school authorities” Mr. Edward said. The school had strict regulations concerning PDA (Public Display of Affection) on campus… Students were required to keep their romance outside of the premises, for the sake of good ol’ sanity.
“Sir please, it won’t happen again, I beg of you.” Brenda pleaded.
“Hmmmmn. Very well… I am going to spare you this once, because i like you, but its going to be on one condition” Mr. Edward said.
“What condition? asked Brenda
“Its very simple” Mr. Edwards said. “Just give me a call tonight, we will meet somewhere and talk about it and if you don’t call, you have yourself to blame” He warned her.
Brenda at this point wondered at what Mr Edwards had in store for her and felt unsafe. He then dismissed her.
She narrated what transpired at the office to Dave. He also didn’t feel comfortable hearing the details.
“Dave, I need your help with this… just be there for me tonight. ” Brenda asked.
“Don’t worry dear, I’ll always be there for you but how do I do that tonight? Edwards gave you strict instructions about leaving me out of this equation” said Dave
“Just be available. I will call you to come over when I find out where he wants us to meet” Brenda suggested. They discussed what Mr. Edwards would probably want to do and came up with a plan.
They exchanged contacts and went towards their lecture hall.
Before they entered the hall, Dave held Brenda by hand, looked into her eyes and said “I love you”
Brenda smiled sweetly, her face brightening with a wide smile on her lips. She was happy to hear these words from Dave but wasn’t ready to voice the same sentiment just yet.
“I will reply when this is all is over” She said.
Dave didn’t expect to get that answer from her especially with all the things they had going on.
Later that night, Mr. Edwards got dressed and sat in his living room, waiting for Brenda’s call. His wife knew that he was up to something as his behavior was suspicious.
Already, she had heard the rumours about her husband being involved with campus girls. There had been several quarrels between them for this reason but since Mrs. Edwards had no proof of her allegation, her husband always got the upper hand.
She was just looking for the perfect opportunity to unmask her cheating husband.
Suddenly, his phone rang… It was an unknown number. When Mr. Edwards answered the call, he left the room to talk to the caller, away from his wife’s prying eyes.
It was Brenda and it was obvious to Mrs Edwards that it was a lady calling. She tried listening to the conversation but couldn’t make out her husband’s words.
Meanwhile Mr. Edward was giving Brenda location and time to meet him up. They were to meet at a hotel a bit isolated from the city where no one would see them.
Having secured the appointment, Brenda quickly called Dave to meet her up at the Hotel before Mr. Edwards showed up. The plan was ultimately for him to rescue her if Mr. Edwards tried to go funny with her.
When Brenda and Dave met up at the venue, they agreed on a strategy and each took their positions. Brenda sat at the reception while Dave sat at the hotel restaurant which was faraway from sight.
Mr. Edwards was setting off from his house when his wife accosted him.
Mrs Edwards: Where are you going at this time of the night?
Mr. Edwards: I have a meeting with my colleagues, it might take a while so don’t expect me home anytime soon.
Mrs. Edwards: At this time of the night??
Mr. Edwards: Yes!
The hard look on his face prevented her from asking any further questions, but she knew just what to do! She intended to secretly follow her husband wherever he was going so as soon as he drove off, she also boarded a cab and followed him.
Mr. Edwards arrived the hotel and saw Brenda seated at the reception. She was simply dressed in blue skinny jeans and a white top.
Her long pony tail projected her face… She was absolutely gorgeous and pretty… her beautiful skin glowed in the night light and her pouty full lips looked extremely ravishing and tempting under the lip gloss that highlighted their features. Brenda was indeed beautiful with big glowing child like white eyes, she had the confident charisma of a woman yet the innocence of a child – qualities enough to make any man go weak at the knees.
On seeing her, Mr Edwards barely restrained himself, he wanted to jump on her that selfsame moment as he felt himself tingling all over. He congratulated himself on his finding and made up his mind that this was going to be one loooooooong night. Opportunities like this don’t come everyday and he was going to make the best of it. his mind quickly flashed through how the night was going to be and he wished he had come with a camera to enjoy the scenes well after.
He took one more look at Brenda as he got to her, savouring the way her slim waist accentuated her wide hips, he got a whiff of her nicely shaped and sculptured behind “this girl sure has everything together” he thought to himself.
Having previously called to book his favourite room, he walked to the counter to confirm it, motioned to her to follow him and walked away briskly with a bounce and unusual swagger to his steps.
Brenda took out her phone and quickly sent an SMS to Dave. She sent him the room number and let him know that she had followed him. She asked him to be quick in coming over, having seen the way Mr Edwards’s eyes had moved ravishingly over her, she could imagine what it would be like to be found alone with him. She was sure that a goat would have had it easier with a starving lion.
Just as they entered the room, Mrs. Edwards’ cab pulled up in front of the hotel.
To be continued…