Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 5
“She lied?” Both asked and Timothy asked. I called both
of them over to my place the next day. It was a
Saturday Morning and the sun has just started
“Not really. If I were in her shoes, I can’t just
begin to open up to someone I was just meeting
for the first time,”
“Don’t paint it Chris,” said Timothy.
“You can’t trust girls these days. Even my girl
does that. She tells me one thing today, she tells
me another thing tomorrow,” Moses said as he
made a motion with his hand.
“Moses, you mean that your on and off
girlfriend?” asked Timothy.
“We do have issues now and then. Sometimes
she can be a complaining b---h, but kai, she is
still special to me.” Moses said
I was just looking at them. We are all sitting
down in the sitting room. I prepared tea and soon
we began to eat tea and bread. Timothy faced
me and said, “Chris you didn’t ask Samantha why
she lied the first time?”
This guy is a pain in the ass.
“Please I don’t want to discuss about my
relationship.” The words just flew out of my
mouth before I realized what I just said.
“Your relationship!” Both of them exclaimed. I
kept quiet as I gave them the James Bond stare.
“Wonders shall never end,” said Moses as he
laughed so loud. “A girl you just met few days
ago, you are already talking about relationship.”
“But guy, you are 30. At this age, we shouldn’t
be talking about relationship. How many
relationships have you had since you were 18?
More than five. We should be talking about
marriage. If you see the right girl for you, you
should go ahead and marry her,” said Timothy.
“Tim, you have a point,” I said.
The whole thing just made me begin to think
about Samantha; her openness, her simplicity,
her smile. Everything about her just makes me
feel like she is the….
“Talking about marriage, I just feel it was
designed to keep a man down. You will just be
tied down to one woman only. No more fun. No
one adventure,” Moses interjected as he
interrupted me in my thoughts.
I gave Moses a hard stare.
“What do you think Tim?” Moses asked.
“I think a man changes immediately he gets
married. Marriage doesn’t just work well for
some men. Go round this vicinity and see what
marriage have done to some guys. If they tell
you how they were doing before they got
married, you won’t believe it,” said Timothy.
All eyes were on me to say my mind.
“I think marriage can either be the worst thing
that can happen to a man or the best thing that
can happen to him. If a man is lucky and he
finds the right woman, when he is financially and
psychologically ready for marriage, he can go
ahead and marry. It will be the best thing that
will happen to him.” I said.
“Hmmm,” said Moses.
I gave him the ‘What?’ Look.
“Chris, about Samantha. Is it love or lust? Is she
the one?” Timothy asked as they both looked at
That’s the one billion naira question. I have been
trying to sort out my feelings since last night.
After making mistake with five girls, I don’t want
this one to be something I will regret. I have
always rushed into relationships and ended up
either breaking hearts or got my heart broken. I
have to take it slow and follow my heart and see
where it leads me. I have this feeling deep inside
me that I have finally seen the girl that I have
been searching for.
I kept the thought to myself.
“It’s definitely not lust. This one, I am certain.
She is not one of those girls that you see and
you want to rush for a one night stand. She…is…
different.” I said.
They all kept quiet.
We discussed football, played Connect by Phyno
and talked about the Nigerian music industry.
They later left in around 12 in the afternoon.
Moses wanted to do some cleaning at his house
and Tim wanted to go to market. This rest of the
day was like a blur. Time moved so slow and
finally grinded to a halt.
It’s finally 6:30 and I am meeting with Samantha
by 7. I dressed up in white polo and blue jeans
and tied up the laces of my white canvas. I
entered my Bentley and pushed through the busy
I like Lekki better at night. It was a cacophony
of beautiful people, cozy hotels, restaurants and
flooding street lights. As I drove, I could hear
Skelewu song in the background. I saw some
couples lingering around the sidewalks, children
playing around and guys hanging around with
their girls around the joints.
Soon I reached my destination. I parked my car
outside and began to approach the entrance of