(Psycho love 🔞💔🔞)
✍️Sha Ron ✍️
“I don’t know what to say, they saw us and I can’t think of a good denial for that, we didn’t drink neither did we….”
“I don’t even care what they think it is, I’m not going back there to explain anything to anyone! Even if I do, they will still think what they want to think” he piped.
“Well then, let’s just go home, I’m tired of all this” I said and got into the car, he stood motionless as if he didn’t hear me.
“Let’s go…have lunch” he stressed.
“I will eat at home, you have already spoilt today and I don’t want to face another embarrassment” I chocked and closed the car door, he shrugged and went to the driver’s seat.
He drove quite unusual because the wheels aren’t screeching the road as it normally does when he’s driving, he stopped by a junction and bought a C-way milk drink and biggy gala for us.
I thanked him and ate it though I was thinking of rejecting it deliberately to hurt his pride because I’m very hungry, we got home and found no one at home.
I went up to my room, undressed, took a long bath and lay down on my bed quietly, I drifted slowly to sleep.
Nancy’s voice woke me up hours later, I carried her downstairs and joined aunt in the kitchen, Lisa has come back too.
“Good evening, ma” I greeted my aunt quietly.
“You slept all day, are you okay? Did you take the paracetamol as I instructed?” She asked hastily touching my forehead lightly.
“I’m fine, don’t pet me like Nancy, am old enough to take care of myself… thanks though” I said winking at her.
“She’s not a big aunty, big aunties don’t talk when they are sleeping just like me, and sister Jennifer always talks” Nancy said pouting her lips.
“What? I can imagine what she would be saying! Did you hear anything?”
“You had better not talk!” I shunned Nancy and she giggled.
“Brother is here!” She came down from my arms and went to hug Chris, he lifted her to his shoulder.
“Chris, where have you been? I checked your room earlier and I didn’t see you” his mother asked giving him an intent look.
It’s a good thing he is behaving normal and not the way he has been these last few days, Lisa hasn’t said a word since and she busied herself with cutting fruits which are meant to be used for a fruit salad.
“Wow! The one you told me about? That means you have only the new ones to sell and you also need to be going to work regularly so you wouldn’t loose some of your customers” his mother advised.
“He must have used spell on his customers so they won’t be able to leave him until he says so” I blurted bending over the gas cooker deliberately to see what’s cooking for dinner.
“My son is a Christian and his name too, he doesn’t do such a thing, it’s grace that’s pushing him through and as you can see, his business is flourishing!”
“Huh! Aunt? You can’t vouch for your son over anything oh, because there are certain things he doesn’t do in your presence that he does in your absence! And as numerous as they are, you don’t know them” I whined.
“That’s right but as a mother, I know when my son is doing…..”
“You don’t need to argue with her, mom, just ask her to tell you what she had seen me doing wrong” he spoke up for himself and came closer to me.
“I am not saying you have done anything wrong, I was just suggesting…”
“I’m not supporting her, you should know that it’s not a good thing to see scars or any form of scratch on a woman’s body, you are learned enough to know that so becareful” she warned pulling his hand away from me.
“Isn’t it called cheating if scars shouldn’t be found on a woman’s body only and it’s normal for men to have it like birth mark” he snorted.
“Yes, it’s cheating, everything should be equal” Nancy added and that even made my aunt look at her in surprise.
“That’s my sis! She’s really a big aunty while all of you are small small pikin” he laughed, “let’s go to Dad, we shouldn’t mingle with children, Right Nancy?” He scoffed and went out with her.
“I’m going to sell that girl for good! Which little girl talks like her?!” My aunt breathed holding her heart, when I looked at Lisa, she smiled at that.
“Jenny, help me take the bowls outside, dinner is ready!” My aunt requested after somewhile and I didn’t waste time to go get things ready because I’m famished.
There was no much talk during dinner, my uncle only told me to pack my stuff and notify him if there’s any other thing I would need to travel with because I will take a night bus tomorrow.
I assured him that am all set to go and I need no other thing, everyone else ate in silent but I know Chris is pretending to be alright while it’s hard for him to eat.
His plate of beans and plantain remained untouched, he only ate half of the fruit salad and drank a glass of juice and went to his room.
I felt sorry for him but I didn’t go to his room as my mind urged me to so I would talk to him again, he was happy an hour ago when he came to the kitchen and his mood suddenly changed when my travelling was brought up.
I went into my room, made sure I locked the door before I went into my closet to bring out my travelling bag and clothes.
I threw everything on the bed and sat down to quietly arrange it in the bag, a wrap on the door made my heart thud in fear because I am not ready to argue with him again.
I stood up slowly and peeped through the keyhole to see if it’s him, I released a deep breath when I saw a female dress, if actually it is him, I will simply go switch the light off and go to bed.
Can I really do that? I’m not even sure of myself when it comes to him, he will remain irreplaceable in my heart and I know forgetting what we shared would be taking my last breath.
“Hello friend?” Lisa raised a brow when I opened the door, I invited her in and we sat down on my bed.
“I just thought I should come and help you pack” she said and picked up a cloth.
“Thanks though I don’t need a help, I have just a few stuffs here so packing is not a big deal” I managed returning her smile.
“You… haven’t really changed your mind about leaving?” She drawled with a shrug, this is exactly what I have been avoiding.
“I can’t even if I want to, it’s for the best and we will surface no matter how deep the ocean is” I replied thoughtfully.
“Yeah, I hope Chris can pull through this because after what happened today, I found out that his love for you is stronger than anything else, he loves you for real and it’s heartbreaking for the fact that you two are related” she said veery lowly and worriedly.
“I wish I was lucky to find a guy that loves me like that, things we want is always far fetched”
“Lisa, don’t worry, the person meant for you will come, you just met the wrong person for now and who knows if that wrong person will come to right his wrong” I said coolly patting her chin.
“I pray so!” She laughed and we packed together for a while before she said, “Caleb fainted after you guys left”
“You are not serious, are you?” I asked chuckling at what the scene will look like, “thank God I didn’t witness that”
“All of them will wander around in wonderland for God knows how long!” She exclaimed laughing loudly.
“Easy before someone comes in to ask what’s happening” I grunted.
“No seriously! You should have seen the look on their faces, it wasn’t funny then but now that I think about it, I can’t stop laughing!!”
“Who knows what they would be thinking!” I joined her.
A few minutes later, she said goodnight and left, I lay down on my bed quietly and refused to think about anything till sleep came.
Early the next morning, I was told Chris left early to work when I woke up, I didn’t see him all day and he came back in the evening when I was ready to leave.
He carried a bag with him and he offered to drive me to the bus stop where I would board a bus going to Ebonyi state.
After hugging Lisa, Nancy, aunt and saying a big thanks to my uncle for the money he gave me and everything he has done for me, I got into the car beside Christian and he drove out.
After some minutes drive on, I was gripped by fear when he took a lonely route and it’s already getting dark, what if he’s running away with me?! Why didn’t I remember he talked about eloping just yesterday?!
“Chris, where….why….” I didn’t know how to ask him what I was thinking and I prayed inwardly that it’s not what am thinking.
N/B: Don’t COPY….
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