TO LOVE A THIEF
“why the sudden haste? Or is there something I did wrong that you don’t like? Zipper asked, innocently. “everything you did was wrong, I never asked you to extort money from the lecturer but you did, am complaining of your act of stealing but you aren’t trying to change at all, am done living with a criminal like you, please take me out of here, I yelled. His eyes became so red immediately as if he was going to cry but I don’t care anymore. “it’s ok, I’ll take you back now, get dressed, I’d be waiting for you in the car, Zipper said softly, and got up to leave the room. My conscience started troubling me, I knew he was really hurt but come to think of it, he deserves to know the truth, am not pleased living with a thief anymore and I think I have to fight the feelings am having for him cos he’s not worth it. I parked my clothes into my little kit and stormed out to join him in the car. He wasn’t looking sad, neither was he Happy. I opened the door and join him in front, he drove silently without saying a word to me. “am sorry about how I spoke to you earlier, but don’t you think you should stop all these you are doing? You have enough money to start up a business of your own, please stop stealing, it’s people’s sweat you are taking forcefully, they aren’t happy about it and you know it, I kept saying but he didn’t even say a word to me, so I gave up talking, and decided to keep my thoughts to myself. He drove straight to female hostel and parked in front of our room. My friends weren’t around, the door was locked. “thanks Zipper, please can I use your phone? I don’t have airtime in my phone, I pleaded, staring at him. He handed me his phone without looking at me. I dialed Cheryl’s number, and she picked up immediately. “who’s this? She asked. “your missing friend, I replied. She recognized my voice immediately. “Noge, what’s up girl, this one you remember me today, is this your boyfriend’s number? She asked, giggling. “you’re so naughty, am in front of our room jor, come and open the door, I said, before she could reply, I ended the call and gave Zipper his phone. I saw Cheryl and Cole running towards us, so I quickly got down from the car and we hugged in three. They were so happy to see me, but Cheryl was kinda acting funny cos I didn’t spend up to a week as planned. As we were busy with each other, Zipper got down to say hi to them. After exchanging pleasantries, he decided to leave. “do take care of yourself.
TO LOVE A THIEF
“I’d be on my way, Zipper said before walking towards his car. “stop being naughty, go see him off, Cheryl whispered, pushing me to move, I just smiled and went to meet him at his car. “thanks ones again for all you did, I appreciate it, I murmured, he took me unaware and buried my lips In his, I tried to resist but my emotions failed me, I could hear my friends cheers but I don’t give a d–n at that moment. After the kiss which seems like forever, he broke it and whispered “sorry about that, he said softly, I became shy all of a sudden. “it’s ok, bye, I replied shyly, avoiding his gaze. He pulled me closer and hugged me tightly. “I know am not good for you, but I really need to tell you this, I don’t know how you will feel but, the truth is, am already in love with you, but please, don’t love me back, cos am a thief, a Robber, and a criminal, have a nice day, he pecked me and quickly got into his car and zoomed off. I couldn’t believe what he just said, I was stunned. I stood gazing at empty space even after he had gone, many thoughts running through my mind, I never realized how long I’ve been gazing until my friends came over to drag me inside. “what’s up with you girl, are you missing him so soon? Cole teased. ” girls, I really don’t know what to do, I actually had a quarrel with him before leaving the house, but he just confessed his love for me a while ago and left without getting a reply from me, I said bitterly. “oh my gosh, so you mean you guys haven’t been dating all these while? Cheryl asked, exchanging looks with Cole.”girls, I actually insulted him before leaving there, I thought he was going to hate me but no, he loves me as much as I do, well, it’s so unfortunate, I can’t date him, I said bitterly. “and who said you can’t date him? Cheryl asked, I swallowed and licked My Lips. “he ones told me women are distractions to them based on what he does, I replied. “listen up Noge, that guy needs help, if women are distractions to them, and you know he loves you, use that opportunity to stop him from stealing, he’s got enough money already, please help this guy out, unless you don’t love him, Cheryl stuttered, making me glare at her. “well, I can’t deny that, I love him but, he’s got a bad reputation already, I stuttered. ” don’t be naive girl, his reputation will change only if you want it to, Cheryl added. “how do I go about it now? I asked, tapping my cheek. “you have plenty work to do, better find a way to go see him.
TO LOVE A THIEF
“better find a way to go see him and sort things out, pretending not to care is the worst lie you can ever tell to yourself, Cheryl muttered. All these while, Cole was just silent listening to our conversation, without contributing anything to it, I turned my gaze at her and gave her a pinch. “ouch, that hurts you know, she whined. “that shows you are still alive, now tell me, what’s your own point of view? I asked, watching her closely. “you want my point of view right?(I nodded) good, I don’t believe anyone could change bcos of someone, if he’s a thief, he will always be cos they get so addicted to it that they find it hard to change, don’t stress yourself thinking you can change him cos he won’t change, if you love him, just flow well with him, enjoy the pleasure while it last, cos I know you love him Already, Cole said. I kinda saw some sense in what she said, and as it is, I know Zipper can’t stop stealing, he’s addicted to it already. “thanks to you both, I will try my best and see how it goes, I stuttered, hugging them one after the other.