It felt like the world had suddenly become too hot for
Ngozi, she was sweating profusely and shaking at the same time. ‘What was
happening?’ She asked herself as she stared at the two identical men standing
before her. She had fainted initially when she saw them but was revived by
Nduka and his brother and carried up into the house.
told me?” Ngozi glared accusingly at the two faces trying to identify which was
Moses Nze, my brother, we normally call him Nze and we’re really close.”
just twins…not dragons…” Moses chuckled trying to make her laugh.
tell me about you and …and here you are looking like…like…” Ngozi said panting
heavily. “I…can’t breathe…it’s like I’m having a panic attack…” Ngozi choked.
whispered reassuring words into her ears.
secret?” Ngozi said while freeing herself from his arms and turning to face the
found out that your fiancé is a twin? Give me a break.” Moses said offhandedly.
in such outlandish manner.” Ngozi started.
of woman?’ He asked himself.
you aren’t married to him. Please send your issues someplace else because I do
not have time for women like you.” Moses snapped.
that?” Nduka thundered, turning to give Moses a sound slap on his cheek.
brother’s slap or Ngozi’s attitude. Moses instantly reciprocated, he threw back
a strong punch and the two brothers fell to the floor in a huge fight.
them while something else told her to sit and watch the fight to see who’ll
win. She chose the latter.
loved to do, talk and talk some more.
you know what? She was standing outside your door for hours before you arrived.
Who is she?” Ade asked.
and remove my clothing before answering all your questions.” He paused a while
and asked. “Are you sleeping over?”
walked out of the sitting room to the bedroom where he removed his clothing.
long day?” Emeka asked.
house threatening that you will marry her and bearing in her hands a large
basket of food and I’m telling you and you aren’t even listening.” Ade shouted.
brought food and what did you bring? Insults, anger and ….Infact, I’d like to
be alone.” Emeka said.
small spat and we haven’t spoken for two days…”
you stood me up.” Emeka said, facing her with tired eyes.
stressful and tiring day at work coupled with some bad news…I really don’t have
time to talk about this issue.”
your house in the bid to seduce you.”
succeed else I give in…”
today? Couldn’t you ask what it is?” Emeka said, his voice cracking in the
work and I left early to …come to your place but instead, I see a stupid woman
standing comfortably in my territory. What other bad news could there be?” Ade
respond to any other word she utters, he rids himself of his clothing and goes
into the bathroom, locking the door behind him.
we have shared is over! I can’t believe that you have been cheating on me and
have no dignity to deny it…”Ade said as pain laced through her voice. With
tears blinding her, she stormed out of his room, picked up her bag from the
sitting room sofa and left the house. She banged the door so hard that the
noise was heard miles away.
her voice, wiped off the water glistening down his body and stepped out of the
shower. He entered his room to see that Ade had left and when he was about to
pull out his pajamas from the wardrobe, his phone vibrated. He went to pick it
up from his trouser pocket and seeing the caller ID, he answered the call.
was uttered, Emeka’s eyes filled up with tears.
“I…am…okay. How are you?”
nice for you and stopped by your house but you weren’t there…” She said.
are afraid that he’s…” Emeka’s voice cut as he used his free palm to wipe the
tears that was falling from his eyes.
now! You shouldn’t be alone at this time…” Nkechi said.
right across Emeka’s house for the past three hours. The food was already cold
but she had every intention of microwaving it. Crossing the street hastily, she
made her way into Emeka’s compound.
her that morning, when she had confided in him that she wasn’t going to work.
which I think, is not…”
way…I don’t want you to doubt that my relationship with Jonathan would work.”
Henrietta had said.
deliver the suitcase.” Henrietta had replied.
watched the driver take her to an unknown destination, she couldn’t help but
wish strongly for the luck that her brother had sent her way.
instantly given her the address of one of his friends at Ojota. She had
withdrawn an extra five thousand naira for taxi cab inorder to transport
herself to Ojota. On reaching the place, Jonathan’s friend who was known simply
as Debee had placed her into a car to an unknown destination where she was
supposed to go for capturing. Jonathan had booked an eight pm flight to Dubai
for her and he told her that her Dubai visa would be ready before sundown.
Henrietta trusted him.
obvious that they were far from Lagos state.
there’s no service on my phone and I can’t contact anyone.”
feeling uneasy. Suddenly, they made a quick turn into a small village and soon
they were at their destination.
the bushes beside the abandoned-looking house that they had stopped at.
bag, she quickly found tissue paper and alighting from the car she made her way
to the bushes to pee. She was already down to business when she heard voices coming
from the far side of the bushes.
wey wan die.” Said another male voice.
hear say she fresh like fish but the important thing be say, she be virgin.”
One of the men was saying.
Another one asked.
for money like say nothing dey. She see fine motor and clean guy…na so she wan
die for dia.”
first then, attack the girl. Doctor call ooo…he talk say, big clients full
ground. The ones wey need heart transplant don plenty full ground.” The first
male was saying.
hundred thousand naira each for those organs.” Another man expressed.
terribly and she was beginning to see stars.
goods atleast, dem nor dey sell woman vagina join.” The second man said.