Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 4
I waited for her to speak.
“I ran away,” she finally said.
What? I asked in my mind but kept quiet. I took a
little sip from the glass of wine. Being impatient,
I asked, “Why dear? What happened?”
She has stopped crying. I guess she has now
found the courage to talk to me. Perhaps my
status has changed from that of a complete
stranger to a friend.
“My parents…” She said. Her voice was cracking.
I was bracing myself for the worst. Oh my God!
Her voice interrupted my thoughts, “They are
forcing me to marry someone that I detest,” she
said as new tears began to fall down.
I was quite surprised by what she said. I was
now deeply concerned for her. “Why will they do
that my dear? And who is the guy?” Too much
questions but I can’t help myself.
“He is a policeman. My parents made some kind
of arrangement that I don’t know about in the
past with his parents.”
“I hate policemen,” I said.
“Exactly. The guy is such a nice guy. So boring
with a big potbelly and he snores. I can’t live
with that kind of person for the rest of my life,”
she said, still in tears.
“Calm down my dear. You won’t. I totally agree
with you. Your parents have no reason to force
you to marry someone you detest. You are the
one that will endure it all, not them. Don’t over-
think it dear, everything will eventually fall into
place,” I assured her. She nodded.
“What made you to come here? Do you know
anyone here before?”
“Yes. When I was a child, I used to come here
for vacation with my parents. I love Lagos, the
food and I have made quite a lot of friends here
as well,” She said as a smile appeared back on
That explains it then. We slide back into a
normal conversation. The more we talk, the more
I stare at her. I just love the way she smiles,
how lovely she looks. She is so passionate; so
alluring. We set another date to meet up at a
night club in Lekki the next day. When I went
back to my apartment in Lekki, I couldn’t stop
thinking about her and now I think I’m beginning
to develop this feeling for her….and…I am just
confused. The whole thing made me feel so
vulnerable. I am used to being in control but now
I have this conflict of emotions that made me
feel like am losing it. Samantha…. Should I
believe that meeting her was the best decision
of my life? Or that this is something that I going
to very much regret?