More Than Friends - S01 E39

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#ANGELINA

WELCOME TO NIGERIA

Oh… It’s good to be back in Nigeria after staying in Europe for 6 years… After passing through the airport terminal, I grabbed my luggage and went out of the airport.

As I came out into the streets, I looked around and saw how the surroundings had changed… Abuja was starting to look more and more modern and westernized.. I spotted a taxi and halted it, after we had talked about my destination and payment with the cab driver , I got into the car and was driven away..

As I stared out through the window, I began to recall the experiences and the years I’ve spent abroad.

2021 is sure a great year for one to start over… Especially when the world had to deal with the Covid19 outbreak that nearly wiped out the population … My parents have been insisting I come home to visit them since last year but due to the outbreak I decided to wait until this year to come home.

My Life sure took a great turn after winning that competition… Not only did I get the cash prize but I got many offers from dance schools to join them.. I later joined one named Tring Park School for the Performing Arts… The school was amazing and a real workout and the best part was, the student can choose any programme of their study, it’s either Modeling, music, dancing or even acting…

The pay was good and I settled there nicely… Since I was a full time teacher, I had to be a British citizen there so that I wouldn’t be sent back home, I went to the state department to register for citizenship in England.

Teaching dance steps wasn’t the only job I had, Thanks to my curvy stature and beauty, some modeling sponsors offered a contract for me to become their model, I accepted the offer when I saw the huge amount cash involved in it.. I modeled for a year and then I continued my teaching job… Some months later, I was again hired by some Perfume companies to be the face of their product, I accepted their offer and did my part… It was quite boring cause all I did was wear expensive clothes, pose at snap shots and finally do some short commercial, after I was done I was paid handsomely…

As if that wasn’t enough, I was given a small part to play in some movie about dancing and that was all Ming’s doing… Ming had been a successful film producer back in China, and we’ve been keeping in touch over the years, When she was about to make her Dance movie, she told me about it, I told her I was quite busy but she pleaded with me, so I accepted.. The movie was great and because of my small performance in it.. I soon became a celebrity and I started getting calls from movie directors…

It was too hard keeping with all of this, but I managed to do them all… Despite my success, I was still under performing in the romance department…

Ever since I realized that Peter was done with me, I’ve shut out every man that has tried to ask me out… I wanted to hate Peter for ignoring me and leaving me without telling why but Ming suggested that I shouldn’t do that… Ming who heard about Peter’s sudden change, decided that something must have happened and the only way to solve the problem was to meet with Peter face to face and talk about the issue.

Ming suggested that I contact him but Peter was unavailable or rather unwilling to talk to me… Since that night, I’ve been trying to call him, I even asked his parents to talk to him but Peter refused, It was his mom that last told me that he said he doesn’t want anything to do with me ever again.. Upon hearing that, I was completely heartbroken.. It was Ming who suggested I forget Peter and move on with my life … So I decided to work and do my thing to avoid or block out any distractions.

But Honestly, no matter how hard I tried to forget him, I just can’t… Though contacting Peter wasn’t possible, I’ve been keeping tabs on him.. During my Third year in Europe, Peter’s name began to rise up.. Like Ming, he too was an excellent producer in the Nollywood film industry and his films were sure excellent, He even collaborated with some Asian film producers in writing and producing a current series film that I was crazy about.. The title of the series was Red Flower, which contained Romance, s-x and of course the lessons of life…

Lots of People were crazy about the series and because of how good it was, it received lots of awards, People wanted to follow Peter up on social media to show their love for his film but they’re wasting their time cause I know more than anyone he isn’t a fan of social networks.

My hate for Peter didn’t last long and my love for him was soon ignited back into my heart.. Charlene who thought I was done with Peter, was shocked when she saw me checking him out on the internet. She tried to convince me to stay away from him but her words couldn’t get to me so she gave up.

Speaking of Charlene.. Her life too was kind of great.. Thanks to her artistic skills, She got a job in Hollywood as an make up artist and she’s among their best facial artists.. She later got married to Brad and had two kids with him,.. But things didn’t go smoothly in her marriage.. Four years later, she got separated from Brad because he was cheating on her.. She didn’t let the split up bother her, instead she focused on her work and took care of her kids.. So she’s now a single mom.

So that’s how 6 years of my stay in Europe was…. It was fun at first but soon everything became exhausting and boring, So I decided to take a vacation and come back home to Nigeria and here I am, Finally back to my African roots.

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Minutes later, The Taxi dropped me off right in front of my parents house.. They had no idea that I was coming so I wanted to surprise them. As soon as I paid the cab driver off, I took my luggage and went inside the house..

My parents were together with Peter’s parents inside the living room when I got in… Peter’s mom was the first person to see me and she screamed out startling the others.. My mom too screamed when she saw me.

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Alice Angelina… Is this you?? Jesus lord! What have you been eating? I hardly recognized you.

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Jessica My God! Angelina.. Look at how you’ve grown into a fine young woman… Those white people have rubbed their whiteness on you.. Good lord!

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Angelina Mama, Aunty… Good afternoon. It’s so nice to see you all.

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Alice Hmm, your accent has changed too.. Wonderful.. Felix.. Just look at your daughter..

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Felix I’m looking, i’m looking… Welcome back stranger (laughs)

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Wright My God.. You’ve become a fine woman Angelina..

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Angelina Thank you sir.. Sorry I didn’t tell you guys.. Sorry. I meant people that I was coming.

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Felix Guys… Angelina.. Those white ruffians have tempered with your manners huh?

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Wright Leave the young lady alone Felix.. It just slipped out.. I’m sure she didn’t mean it.

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Alice So what are you doing back in Nigeria?

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Angelina I came to see you guys.. Sorry.. I came to see you people.. It’s been so long and I need to rest.

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Felix One more “Guys* from you.. I’ll make sure you go back straight where you came from.

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Alice Darling.. Let her be. Don’t mind your father dear.

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Jessica Welcome back my dear.. It’s nice to have you back.

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Angelina Thanks ma.. If you all don’t mind.. I’d like to go into my room and rest. See you all later.

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I grabbed luggage and went straight into my bedroom,.. I was surprised to see it was exactly the way I left it.. I threw my luggage and fell face first on my bed. I exhaled as I felt the softness of my bed. It’s sure good to be back, I sat up and looked out the window staring straight at Peter’s room.. His window was locked and from the looks of it.. He isn’t around and I don’t think I’ll be seeing him anytime soon. I slumped back to my bed afterwards and fell asleep.

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A week passed since I returned back to Nigeria.. There wasn’t much for me to do, so I helped my mom and Peter’s mom with housework, when I wasn’t doing that, I would go around Abuja doing some sight seeing, the City has sure changed a lot during this six years.. One evening, while I was strolling around in Abuja Central park, I collided with Happiness at the place, she was really looking good and she’s an upgrade of her former self. After we had exchanged pleasantries, we began to catch up on lost time.

Happiness told me all about herself and it looks like she’s doing great as well, She’s a director of photography in the film industry, and one of the best in the country, she’s told me that she’s worked with Peter on numerous occasions, she asked if we were both seeing each other again and I simply told her no.

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Happiness I thought you guys would always be together.. What happened?

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Angelina Nothing.. It’s just that we’ve been apart for so long.. But it’s fine.. We’ve both moved on with our lives.

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Happiness Well if you say so.. You sure made it Angelina.. You face is almost on every perfume brand, and your acting is tops.

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Angelina Thanks.

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While we were talking, A guy approached us confidently.. He was quite charming and has this air of pleasantness around him.

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Collins Hey.. Good evening ladies.

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Angelina Good evening..

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Happiness Can we help you?

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Collins No.. I just came over to say hi..especially to your friend here.. You’re Angelina Felix right?

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Angelina Yes.. I am.

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Collins Well.. My name is Collins Olufemi. I’m a huge fan of yours.

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Angelina Thanks.. Anything else.

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Collins Well, I’m a celebrity column writer and I was hoping to ask you out to talk more about your personal life and also perhaps get more acquainted.

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Angelina Hmm, I’ll think about your offer.

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Collins Well.. If you make up your mind.. Here’s my card.. call me.

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Angelina Will do.

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