Love Story: Wish I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time. Conclusion
I got home feeling so excited and blessed, for my dreams were coming true before my eyes. Except one and that was my man. I then remembered what the director told me, the lunch on Sunday. I then called Lekan and told him about it. His response was. “What do you think?”
And I replied. “We have to go o, It wasn’t a request .”
Then he laughed and said. “Don’t worry, we will make it”
On Sunday after church, I was a bit confused about my choice of clothes. I was thinking of having a nice color match with Lekan, at least to show we are a couple but I felt a bit embarrassed calling him to ask for the color of his clothes. I later settled for purple, my favorite color.
Next thing my mom called me from my room that I had a visitor. I became a bit nervous thinking it was Lekan. As I rushed out to receive him, I was startled to see it was Supo.
He was seated and had a smile on his face. As I moved closer to receive him, fear began to grip in me….Lekan will be coming soon and Supo may misinterpret the situation. The last thing I needed was drama.
I then said. “Supo, how are you?”
He said. “I am fine Kenny. I just wanted to take you out for lunch to celebrate your new job.”
I knew I was in for it already. I took a gasp and said. “Erm… Supo, that was very sweet of you. But you would have called to notify me… Because, we are having lunch.. We the new appointees with our boss today.”
He then said. “Wow that’s great… So I can come along. You know I can’t miss out from this celebration it means a lot to us.”
I looked into his eyes and I saw seriousness in it. I said. “Aww Supo you just a sweet guy, I know you care..But, it is strictly by invitation and I am expecting a ride to come pick me up any moment from now.”
I knew Supo could be adamant sometimes…. With him in the picture I stand a chance of tainting my reputation. I then said. “I am so sorry dear, we will have to fix another time for that. Okay?”
He paused for a while and said. “Okay Kenny I am sorry… My bad. I ought to have called”
Shortly after, there was a knock on the door and it was Lekan. As I opened the door for him he said. “Kehinde, I am so sorry I am a bit late, I couldn’t get the address right on time. I even tried calling you and you didn’t pick. I felt you were upset.”
I then said. “It’s ok. My phone was in the room. Please come right in and have a seat.”
“Erm.. Supo this is Lekan and Lekan this is Supo.” As I quickly headed to my room to get the rest of my stuff. Hoping to escape the heat from Supo’s eyes.
Supo then said. “Kenny!!… Please. I need to be going now. We will talk later on the phone. Lekan it’s a pleasure meeting you excuse me.”
Lekan said. “Same here, do have a great day.”
As we were on our way to Mr Tunji’s place for lunch Lekan then said. “Kehinde, sorry if I am being inquisitive but Supo didn’t look really happy at your place. Is he your boyfriend?”
I couldn’t help but laugh and said. “Supo has been my childhood friend. We more like family friends and we are very close.” I felt a bit of guilt in me.
Lekan said. “Alright, that explains it. I was a bit uncomfortable though, thought he was your man.”
Then I said. “Tell me how your girlfriend will react if you were to be in my shoes?”
He said. “Well, for the records, I don’t have a girlfriend. She left me about 8 months ago.”
I said. “Oh my! So sorry. But why did she do that?”
He said. “3 years ago when we started, everything was rossy. It was like a match made in heaven. Until she decided to do her masters degree in the UK. I then decided to support her dream by assisting her financially to that effect. After her masters program, she refused to return to Nigeria. She then gave me the condition that if I can’t relocate to the UK she won’t be able to continue the relationship. And that was how it ended.”
I then said. “Oh my, I am so sorry.”
He said. “It’s okay, I have moved on. Here we are. This is Mr Tunji’s street. Kehinde let me do the talking when Mr Tunji asks anything about us okay?”
I said. “Okay, that’s a good idea…”
He then said. “Just act shy and let me handle everything.”
He drove into the compound and we both went inside and joined Mr Tunji and his family.
We were all seated on the dining table eating and Mr Tunji popped the question. “So Kehinde, how long have you and Lekan been dating?”
I coughed… and reached for a glass of water. Then Lekan said. “Oh sorry dear, she’s a very shy person though. We have been dating for about 3 months now.”
Mr Tunji said. “3 months?… That’s good. And I hope Kehinde is not planning on doing her masters in the Uk anytime soon.” As everyone laughed it out.
He then continued. “The greatest achievement one can make is to start a family and provide for it. You don’t need to be over ambitious or have too much before you settle down, you just need to have enough and God will do the rest.” He looked at me and continued. “After I went through your credentials, I was very impressed. You have a bright future ahead of you and I am happy to say that I am proud to have you working with me.”
I felt overwhelmed and I began to weep, tears of joy. Lekan then said. “I told you she’s shy!!”
Everyone laughed and the day ended well.
Lekan dropped me home and saw me off to the gate. He stood in front of me and had a smile on. So many things were going on in my head, didn’t know whether to give him a hug or a peck, because I felt so complete and fulfilled. He then said. “Well, Kehinde. I am so happy you having a great start in a reputable company. You truly deserve it.”
I looked into his eyes but didn’t know what to say. All of a sudden I felt captivated, I couldn’t look into his eyes anymore. A cold chill went through my spine and it was harder to say a word. He then stretched his hand towards me and I quickly held it. I felt his warm palm on mine and it felt so good. He then placed his left palm on my hand, engulfing my hand with both of his hands. My head exploded and I felt a feeling I had never felt before.
He then said. “You take care Kehinde.” He let go of my hand and walked away towards his car.
I then called out his name. “Lekan!!” Before he turned at me I ran towards him and gave him a hug. I felt his body on mine and my heart melted, the smell of his perfume, the warmth of his body… I was helpless in his arm.
I then said. “Thank you lekan, Thank you…” I remained in the embrace for about 2 minutes and I pulled out and ran inside my home.
I took a warm bath, and realized I felt different. In my entire life I had never felt so dazed and emotionally drained… So helpless. All of a sudden I heard my phone ring. I quickly rushed to it thinking it was Lekan, but it was Supo, I then answered it. “Hello Supo, how are you?”
He said. “I am good, hope the lunch was a great one?”
I said. “It was, I am really tired right now can we talk tomorrow?”
He said. “OK then, I just wanted to tell you I would like us to have lunch on Saturday, Please..”
I said. “Okay then, noted. Good night dear.” Then I ended the call.
I took a deep breath in and laid on the bed. Wondering if I will ever see Lekan again till I fell asleep.
First day at work was great, everyone was so cordial and focused. I got along well with everyone and we bonded so easily. The training was very imparting and in no time I had already developed a deep sense of belonging to the organization.
The days ran fast and each day that passed I learned something new. I knew I was in the right place and was committed to put in the best of my ability.
I didn’t hear from Lekan and it made me really sad. I was beginning to crave for his audience. Sometimes, I picked up my phone and typed a sweet message then delete it. I was going crazy over him.
It was on Friday night I finally got an SMS from him, it read: “Hope you are enjoying your work? I miss you so much.”
I was tempted to call him, but I didn’t want to show any sign of desperation. I then replied: “I miss you too. Work has been wonderful.”
It was Saturday and Supo and I had already made arrangement for lunch. We hooked up at our favorite spot and after being served he said to me. “So how’s Lekan?”
I paused for a second and looked at him with a stern face. “I beg your pardon?”
He then said. “You heard me right Kenny, How’s Lekan? Is he the one that will replace me? It’s over 6 months now…”
I then said. “Hold on right there Supo… You did not ask me anything about my first week at work, it’s Lekan you are concerned about. Are you for real?”
Supo said. “I am scared Kenny, I don’t want to lose you. You know I love you and…”
I interrupted. “Just hold it right there Supo, If you had spent so much time looking for a job rather than pondering on Lekan, you won’t have any reason to be scared.”
He said. “Oh common don’t say that Kenny. You know the economy isn’t smiling. Okay, I am sorry. It’s just that over 6 months we have been together no guy has ever come between us.”
And I said. “No one has come between us Supo. The only thing coming between us is your inability in securing a job. I gave you 6 months of my life and I remained committed, loyal and faithful. We had an agreement but you haven’t done your part Supo.”
Supo then said. “Look I wish I could do something if I could, but I am praying about it and I know God is faithful and just. Please just give me 3 more months. I promise you something good will come out of it.”
My phone began to vibrate in my bag, I didn’t want to pick it up because I felt it would be Lekan and I didn’t want any further escalation. I then said. “Look you know the condition I am facing with my family. You know my mom hardly stays at home and she spends most times with my step dad at Abuja. Ever since I got this job she’s been envious of me and now she’s saying I will be responsible for my younger ones. I needed you to be man enough, not just for me and my concerns but for yourself as well. How Long do you want me to wait? 1 more year? What if you don’t get a job? What’s going to happen? Will I be responsible for you as well?
He then said. “Don’t be negative on me Kenny… Please just have a little bit of patience, that’s all I am asking.”
I said. “Look Supo, I am not getting married soon neither am I ending our friendship. I just need to start planning my life. With or without you in it. And if this is all you are going to talk about, I don’t think I want to hear anymore. I need to go do my laundry and put things in order for Monday.”
As I stood up and I was about to leave he said. “Kenny, Whatever decision you have taken, I will never stop loving you.”
I then said. “I will think about it, but I am not promising you anything. Sorry I have to leave now.”
I stopped a taxi and attended to my phone. I had 6 missed calls from Lekan. Before I could call, his call came in.
He said. “Hello Kehinde are you okay?”
I said. “Oh Lekan so sorry my phone was in my bag.”
He said. “It’s okay, I thought you were with Supo. LOL!!”
We both laughed it out. He then said. “I was thinking we go to the movies together. What do you think?
I said. “Wow, that’s a great idea, I am already in a taxi, where do I meet you?”
We had a wonderful time at the movies. Our friendship blossomed as the days grew by and it was becoming obvious we were both in love but lacked the confidence to say it. Every weekend we went out either to the movies, or lunch, sometimes dinner. Every moment was magical and drew us closer.
Months had passed, Supo hadn’t still gotten a job, I was confirmed at work, Lekan and I were into each other and life was beautiful.
I got a phone call on break time, it was Lekan’s number and I picked it up and said. “Hello baby!!”
I heard an unfamiliar voice. “Aww baby?… How cute.”
And I said. “Sorry who is this?”
And he said. “It is Jeffrey and I have heard a lot about you.”
I then said. “Oh Jeff, Lekan has been talking about you too. When did you get back?”
He said. “3 days ago. Well dear, I am thinking we should have a picnic the 3 of us. You cook and I get the drinks. You know since you two love birds don’t wanna pop the question I am going to force it out of both your mouths.”
I laughed and said. “Erm… Nice idea. You got my 100% support on that.”
He then said. “Great then. Please make jollof rice with chicken and dodo, that is his best food.”
I said. “I know that and thank you so much. You such a darling.”
He said. “You are welcome dear. Any friend of Lekan is a friend of mine.”
The call ended. I never felt happier. Everything on my to do list was falling into place.
The picnic was really amazing. We had a lot to eat and drink and Lekan really enjoyed it. It was adorable watching him consume the grains and shred the meat. Next thing Jeff took a bottle of Irish cream.
I said. “Wow, I have heard so much about this drink, can I have a little?”
Lekan said. “Come babe no way. It’s alcohol and you don’t drink.”
I then said. “Ahh come on, I just want a little please.”
Jeff then said. “Give the chic a break bro! Come dear have a little glass.” As he helped me with one.
I tasted it for the very first time and I loved it. It had a sweet, off taste and made me feel funny.
Jeff then said. “Ok love birds, I have to leave you 2 to do your thing, maybe I take a walk or take a dive in the ocean but if I don’t come back soon call my wife and tell her I did a will and it’s with the lawyer.”
We all laughed and he excused us.
Lekan then said. “Is it ok we walk?”
And I said. “Sure.”
As we walked a little distance, he stopped at a point and said. “Kehinde, I love you so much, I have never told you this before but…but….”
I said. “Just shut up and kiss me.”
Then we kissed…. His warm lips on mine ignited an enthralling passion that encompassed me. His arms around me, his hands caressing my body softly made me feel like a woman.
Next thing we heard was. “Hello!! It’s time to go home!!”
I then laughed and said. “Oh Jeff yo so nutty!!”
Lekan then dropped me home. I went straight to the shower and after that laid on the bed. For once, my life had a meaning and purpose, Nothing else mattered to me than Lekan, work and God. I cuddled the pillow so tight until I fell asleep.
Lekan called me at work and told me he will be travelling home to see his parents and asked me if it was okay he talked about me. I was so excited about the idea.
He then said. “I hope to see my parents on Saturday and come back that night because Jeff’s flight to Canada is on Saturday night. But If I am unable to make it, he will have to take a taxi so you could call your taxi guy to pick him up.”
And I said. “No problem.”
Some days later Jeff called me and said. “Hello princess, hope you haven’t forgotten about the taxi guy?”
I said. “Nothing can make me forget dear.”
He then said. “Hey I was thinking, just an idea. Why don’t you use this opportunity to surprise Lekan. Make him a pot load of Jollof rice and fried chicken so he can preserve in the refrigerator. I will love that and I know he would.”
And I said. “That’s a good idea, very sweet of you. I know he’s going to love it. I will get the stuffs in the market on Saturday, just let me know when he’s out.”
He said. “Let it be on me, don’t worry just write me the list and I will get it at the mall.”
I sent him the list and it was our little secret.
On Saturday, Jeff and I decided to get all the ingredients for the food and in the afternoon he helped me prepare the meal. It took us several hours and when we were done, we put it out to cool before we put it in the fridge.
Next thing we were both listening to music and all of a sudden he brought out a bottle of Irish cream.
I screamed of joy and said. “Aww you sure know how to pamper a lady. I was going to buy it but it skipped my mind”
He then said. “Don’t worry, I have 2 bottles. You will take this one home and we will drink the other one. Right?”
I said. “Yipee!!”
Then he said. “You know what I am going to add yogurt to yours so it’s going to be really creamy and I am sure you gonna love it.”
I said. “I am salivating already.”
So he went get some stuff and put it in the glass then he filled it and asked me to drink it. I took a deep breath in and held the glass.
He then said. “The best way to drink it is to rush it, that way you will feel the sensation all over.”
I did just that and he put another glass, this time around half glass.
I loved the tingly feeling and gulped it all the way.
Next thing everything around me started to enclose before my eyes. The music was sounding different and my eyes felt heavy. The last thing I heard from Jeff was. “Oh my God are you ok?”
I passed out…..
Someone tapped me and I heard Lekan’s voice. He said. “Kehinde are you okay?”
I opened my eyes slowly and my head was banging like I had a serious migraine.
Lekan then said. “Oh baby, you cooked for me, so sweet of you.”
And I said. “My head hurts so bad, please take me home, I feel so weak.”
He said. “Oh baby, you have been drinking… Okay let’s go. Should I take the bottle of Irish cream?”
Isaid. “No, I don’t want it again ever again.”
He dropped me home and I went straight to bed after taking painkillers. After about 2 hours I woke up and I was still in pains. I felt a terrible headache and sore on my vagina. So I went to the bathroom to take a shower.
I took off my panties and I realized there was blood stain on it. I felt it was my body reacting to the alcohol. I had never drank before except that day at the picnic and the recent incident.
As I took my bath and washed my vagina it was painful and I noticed there was some mucus secretion in me. I was afraid and thought maybe it was the yeast from the yogurt. After I took my shower I wore pad and prayed it stopped.
After about 2 days the sore was gone and there was no more blood stain. I felt normal again. Lekan called me up everytime, but I couldn’t tell him anything.
After one month my period was over due but it didn’t come. My breast was swollen, and I felt fatigued and nauseated. I was urinating every now and then and I became confused. My Mom wasn’t around just me and my younger ones. I was scared and very worried.
Then it dawned on me, that incident that took place at Lekan’s house. My passing out, my sore vagina, my bleeding and the mucus in my vagina. I was raped by Jeff or Lekan. But Jeff was the most likely suspect.
I began to ask myself could it be a planned work. So I hurriedly went to the hospital to do a pregnancy test. It was positive. My whole world crashed before my eyes. I went home and I started crying, thinking of a way out.
Firstly, I cannot abort and kill an innocent child. Secondly, I cannot ask Lekan, I will loose him. Thirdly Mr Tunji the MD would be disappointed. Fourthly Jeff would probably deny it and it will be my word against his. Whatever option I planned to take would backfire against me.
I was in the shower crying in misery and kept asking myself how I got everything and blew it all away. Then I heard a voice in my head. “Go to Lekan and give him your body tonight.”
I composed myself and headed to his place. I called him around 9pm and said. “Lekan, I need you right now. I want you right now.”
He said. “baby, what is wrong? Are you okay? Do you want me to come over?”
I then said. “I am on my way to your place I will be there in 10mins.” I ended the call.
He was waiting for me at the gate. We both got into his place and he tried to sit me down but I refused. I held his hand and led him to his room.
He looked very confused. I took off my clothes and he said. “Oh my God. Oh shit.”
He came towards me, touching my breast with his warm hands and kissing my lips. Tears began to drip from my eyes. He then took off his clothes and helped me on the bed.Kissing my thigh and my belly button. My breasts and my neck and then my lips. I felt numb and tears kept flowing. The good thing was that the lights were out.
He then touched me on my clitoris and that was when I felt the sensation burning inside of me. I became wet and he stroked it with his fingers slowly. I began to moan and held him with a little grip. Then he started stroking faster then I started to gasp for air. Then I screamed. “Take me baby, take me.”
He then said. “Okay, Let me get a condom….”
I shouted. “Oh No!! Please I want to feel you, I need to feel you since it’s my first time. Please honey.”
He then mounted on me and held his manhood. Using it to rob against my vagina. It was quite a sensation, a feeling I have only dreamt about. He then got the spot and thrusted it a lill, just the cap. It hurt me, just a bit. But I was willing to endure the pain than endure my whole world crashing down.
I then said to him. “Lekan, I need you to fuck me like a man.”
He didn’t hesitate. He began to penetrate. In and out, thrusting in me mildly with a little force. I could feel him inside of me, I could feel the pain but the pain was my hope. The hope that my dreams will remain intact.
He then stuttered. “I am co… Coming.” As he tried to draw out from me.
I quickly turned him over and was upon him grinding him with all my might, enduring all the pain. He then squeezed my breasts with both hands and moaned. “I came…I came..”
I laid on his chest. Knowing the atrocity that I have decided to commit. The truth is, you can’t hide a lie forever and I know that one day the truth will pop it’s head out on me. I watched him as he slept. My man, the man who will father my child and his children. May God forgive me.