More Than Friends - S01 E40

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#PETER

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Man what a hassle, Being a Producer is great but it’s has its worst moments.. Six years have passed since I graduated from the university and long walk to success wasn’t easy…

Francis took me under his wing and showed me the ropes in the film industry and guided me expertly into becoming a successful film producer. Francis wasn’t the only producer I hung out with, I was trained by other excellent producers… After three years of hard work and prayer, I was about to do my other thing and I did it perfectly..

I’ve produced lots of film some of which I wrote myself, and some of these films have gained me credibility and fame in and out of the country.

Despite working hard, I made sure I didn’t let my work get the best of me.. I’ve kept in touch with my family and friends, speaking of friends, Happiness and I met during one of my film projects, We exchanged pleasantries and talked about a lot of things.. We weren’t always together but we’ve managed to keep in touch.

I’ve also managed to keep in touch with Salim and the others we even organised a get together in order to meet.

We all came on the appointed day and we were all excited to see one another, we talked and laughed and joked about a lot of things.

Unlike me, Salim and the others took different career paths.. Salim was a international business man, Kevin was a manager in one of the petroleum companies and Michael was a HOD in the department of theater Arts in the university of Lagos.

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Salim Ahh! Just look at is now…

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Kevin Well, that’s life and we thank God for the blessing we’re getting.

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Michael Absolutely.. Salim is more blessed than us.. The rascal is married.

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Peter Seriously? Who’s the unfortunate gal? (Laughs)

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Salim (laughs) F-ck you loser.. you know Aisha of our old class don’t you?

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Peter Which Aisha?.

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Kevin David’s ally of wickedness and cruelty.

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Peter Oh yes.. You married that witch?

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Salim Oh she’s changed.. She’s sensible now.. She’s even pregnant with my kid.

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Peter Congratulations..

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Salim Thanks by the way.. Are you still seeing Angelina?

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As soon as I heard that, I kept quiet… It’s been long since someone asked me that… Ever since I shut her out of my life… I swore to keep it that way.. But I couldn’t.. Over the years I’ve been keeping tabs on Angelina, who was an international celebrity.. I was amazed with the number of things she could do.. When I saw her in a movie, I was totally impressed with her performance. My hate for her didn’t last long, I just forgave her and moved on with my life.. I was surprised when my mom told me that Angelina was still asking of me, she wanted us to talk but I didn’t want to.

I never gave Salim a reply to his question, They too sensed something was wrong and forgot all about the issue.

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It was a shame how things ended between Angelina and I but I couldn’t keep hating for forever, so I decided to move on and forget about her… Before the Covid19 outbreak, Mr. Edward Francis’s friend introduced me to his daughter Bianca , who is also an upcoming actress, We got along and went on a few dates and then eventually fell in love with each other…

Bianca and I were very discreet about our relationship and respected each other professionally and individually.. Unlike Angelina, Bianca was choosy when it comes to people she hangs out with, she prefers hanging out with influential people and had extravagant taste of almost everything, she had no particular talent, except to dress magnificently to look good before people. She’s arrogant, full of pride and ego, her acting is quite good but she claims to think she’s a better actress and forces her father to persuade me to feature her in one of my top film projects.

The only good thing about her was her overwhelming generosity and sense of minding her business, but sometimes her feminine ego tends to get in the way.

Despite that we managed to keep our relationship steady, Believing that she was my Mrs. Right, I proposed to her at the beginning of January 2021… We wanted to have an engagement party but due to our work, we decided to wait a little while longer..

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Presently , here I was in lagos inside a studio feeling quite displeased with the performance of a certain actress that whom Bianca had recommended to take her place in a movie I was working on.. The actress was messing up big time, Bianca was supposed to be here but she ditched me last minute before the shoot to go on a shopping spree abroad… I hate it when she does that.. Fortunately, the movie had no production date, so I could produce it anytime I wanted.

Later that day, I decided to travel back to Abuja to relax for a while, I was done with most of my film projects so I decided to take a break.

Three hours later, I soon arrived in Abuja, I was lucky to catch a flight back home.. As soon as I left the airport, I took a taxi back to my parents house.

It’s been a while since I visited them.. I’d like to surprise them with my presence.. Minutes later, I arrived home, after I paid the taxi guy, I went in straight into the house…

My parents were playing a game of Chess when I walked in.. My mom rushed and gave me hug, while my Dad extended his hand for a handshake.

After exchanging pleasantries, we all sat in the living room and began to talk.

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Wright Welcome back Peter..

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Peter Thanks dad.

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Jessica It’s nice to see you my son… You look tired.

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Peter I am tired mom.

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Jessica Well, you better relax then.. How’s work?

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Peter Very stressful.. But it has it’s good moments.

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Wright So is there anything more you want to tell us? I’d like to know more about the entertainment industry.

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Peter Well, there’s nothing much to say.. But something wonderful happened.. I’ve finally met the woman, I’m going to marry.. I’ve proposed to her and she’s accepted.

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Jessica WHAT??

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I was surprised when I saw my parents reaction, I thought they were annoyed at me for not telling them but I was wrong.

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Jessica Since when did this happen?

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Peter A month ago.. I’m sorry I didn’t tell you but I wanted to surprise you both.

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Jessica Well.. I’m surprised and disappointed.

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Peter I’m sorry, look you’re going to like this lady.. Her name is Bianca. I’m sure she’s going to make a wonderful daughter in-law.

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My mom didn’t say anything after that, She just hissed and left the living room, I was surprised cause I was thinking she was going to be happy for me, It was my dad that clarify the whole situation.

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Peter I don’t get it.. Why is she angry?

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Wright Well. You see.. Your mother has been planing to reunite you with Angelina.

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Peter Is that it? Well Angelina isn’t here..

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Wright No.. She’s here in Abuja.. She came home a month ago. Your mother was planning to surprise you but you surprised her in an awful way… Oh.. That remind me.. What happened between you and Angelina? Why did you stop talking to her?

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Peter (sighs) What Angelina did to me was awful.. Even now I hate thinking about it..

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Wright Tell me.. What happened?

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I took a long deep breath and told my father everything… He listened attentively and as soon as I was done, he gave his opinion on the issue.

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Wright Well that’s rough.. Any man would have reacted the way you did but my advice for you is to talk to her about it.. In fact I find this absolutely ridiculous.. I doubt if she did what you say she did.. If she indeed meant those words, she wouldn’t have asked about you… You should have seen her during her competition night.. She was so heartbroken and sad that you refused to show.. I’ve never seen a woman so sad like the way Angelina was.

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Peter But sir …

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Wright Listen.. Talk to her and find out if what she did is true or not.. I suspect there’s something amiss.

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Peter Alright sir.. I will..

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Wright Good! Come let me help you with your luggage.. I have to go calm your mom down before she throws a fit.

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