“It would have been nicer the other night though but you were with those two school boys and I didn’t want to be rude, taking you away from them”.
I looked at him, amazed. Then I laughed. “Omololu and Dan”, I said.
“Who were those? Your boyfriends or something?”
“Oh please. How many boyfriends can a girl have?”
“My dear, only girls know the answer to that”, he mocked. … More Part 10: A vampire, perhaps
“Dance with me”, he insisted. There was no more strength in me to resist him anymore so I obeyed quietly, taking his hand and followed him to the dance floor.
Being in his arms, dancing so closely made me even more nervous than I could understand. He saw the nervousness all over me but did nothing to help me feel better. Even worse, he wouldn’t stop looking intently at my face even when I tried to hide it away from him. This isn’t me, I thought to myself. Why am I being apprehensive being with this man? So I decided to cut the growing tension. … More Part 9: Along came a spider
Peter Daniels – Managing Director, Chevron Oil Company.
Him? A Managing Director? But he seemed so young to be the managing director of an oil company. I had danced with him briefly after Dan and I went back into the club. He must have been keeping his eye on him long enough to know he wouldn’t get good time with me to ignite a conversation so he dropped his business card in my jeans back pocket. I left he touched me but when I looked at him, he raised his hands like it was an innocent mistake. I wouldn’t have guessed if I didn’t have to empty the pockets to give out my club clothes to the dormitory laundry woman. They smelled out cigarette smoke. … More Part 8: Twice Shy
I had never danced with a boy before, other than Omololu. Dancing with Dan was different, endearing. I found myself giving to him as much as he wanted me to get comfortable with him. We moved closer and closer to each other as though it was an opportunity we had both been waiting for. His cheek brush against my forehead felt like a kiss. It jolted me back to life. I moved back, then I looked at him in the eye. … More Part 7: Her new haven
“He’s left you here all by yourself and your friends have excused themselves. The least I can do is stay with you till either one of them comes back to you. I’d feel terrible to leave you unaccompanied”. He almost sounded genuinely concerned. I looked at him. He couldn’t have meant any harm if he meant every word. On a closer looked, he looked like a mummy’s boy with such cuteness. So I let him stay with me than some other random cult guy grab me forcefully otherwise. … More Part 6: Meeting Dan
“It’s a cult party, isn’t it?” I needed him to Omololu to prove me wrong after we got to the venue of the special club party he invited my friends and I to. I wouldn’t have come in the first place but for Tolani, my childhood friend who’d joined as a freshman when I moved to Level 2. She was eager to experience the university life and I didn’t want to depress her with my experience. … More Part 5: Settling in
The noise and horror in his head cleared suddenly. Then he remembered Segun’s last words. He was damned for sure. It was then that he realized what he had just done. His hands started to tremble as his heart began to palpitate. He took Rusty and Poison by surprise with his suddenness and change in plan. When they saw the after effect of his actions on him, Rusty quickly dragged him away from the scene while Poison pulled the dead bodies into the nearby bush lest they attract chaos on campus too quickly. … More Part 4: Day of assignment
“You joined them already?” I was shocked. I felt like giving him a slap but only if it would make any difference. “You’re neither asking for advice nor regarding me in the matter – speak of doing this for me. You have done what you feel is right. Now, you live with it. When Mom and Dad hear this, if they do, please don’t mention to them that you spoke to me about it because as far as I’m concerned, I didn’t hear a word of all the rubbish you just said. Nothing good is coming from this. I just have a bad feeling about this and by the time it comes crumbling down, please keep me out of your dirty dealings this time. I’ve had enough of you”, I left him that night furious and scared for him. … More Part 3: Vengeance Plot
“Promise me you will stay out of any more trouble. We were only saved by stroke of luck”.
He said nothing and got up to leave instead. I walked with him to the car.
“You don’t have to worry”, he assured me as he opened the door to the car. “I’m fine. I heard you loud and clear. There’s nothing to be agitated about. … More Part 2: The Recovery