I completely avoided Juliet, I was still very much scared for my life after that
unexpected drama that unfolded at the restaurant. I stopped picking her calls even when she persisted on calling me.
She sent me lots of messages, telling me how she had long since broken up with Gadafi before she met me, she said she was sorry and she was begging wholeheartedly for me to have her back.
Anytime she came over to my place, I’d instruct my brother to her tell I wasn’t
at home. I’d sometimes hide in the batheroom and peep through the door of the bathroom, watching my brother talk to her. I wasn’t acting like a coward, I was just scared for my life. I had no backup, If I was to cling to Makavelli or Michael my old friend for protection and assistance, I would very much be lured into cultism But the main
issue was how long will I keep running?.
On a very good evening around 5pm, I was in my room alone playing FIFA 14 on my laptop, while jamming to Eriggas Mixtape, when got a call from Juliet.
”why this babe dey call me na. Choo The wahala wey don sup never do?” I thought. I put my phone on silent and continued playing the video game on my laptop. But sadly she persisted.
”this babe na winch o. Until dem puff me finish before she rest abi, make I switch off my phone”. As I was about to switch off the phone, I heard a knock on the door. I stood still praying silently that the person behind the door should either be my friend or my neighbours and not ”you know who”. I lowered the sound of the music using the remote
control that way laying very close to me on the bed.
”who be that” I asked. Trying to put on my camouflage short jean and a shirt.
”it’s me Juliet open up please” was the response I got. I stood close to the door with my two hands resting on my head like someone who had just lost something very dare to him. ”yawa eh! I don die o. Them send this babe come meet me abi wetin?…” I wept inwardly.
I opened the door for her to come in, as she entered, I went outside to observe if no one had tailed her from behind to my house. After my brief scanning of the environment, I went back into the room locking the door, using all the bolts available.
There was an awkward moment of silence between the both of us. I just had to say something to break the silence.
Me: so how far nah… How may I help you?
Juliet: Temy you are still avoiding me abi… After all this while. I’ve told you that I’m sorry. That kind thing no go happen again. You gast trust me.
Me: Babe, I no want trouble. I don enter too many shii for my life. I just want my
life to be peaceful that’s all.
Juliet: so I’m now the life destroyer abi.
I’ve told you, myself and Gadafi are done.
Me: if you had broken up with him, why was he still clinging to you?
Juliet: I don’t know why
Me: if you don’t know why, then please just leave me alone.
Juliet: Temy, I do care about you, if you don’t know.
Me: if you do care about me… About my well being. Why don’t you let me be?
Juliet: seems you dont understand what’s happening.
Me: how will I understand when you didn’t tell me you once had a thug as a boyfriend?
Juliet: I never loved gadafi one bit. He forced himself on me. I met him when he was in 300level. I hate him so much…….. Infact he tried to rape me.
Me: like seriously?…why didn’t you report to the school authorities?
Juliet: Temy why are you talking like this… Don’t you know it’s risky.
Me: I hope he didn’t touch you?
Me: what’s that?… Say something now?
Juliet: yes he did. He raped me.
Me: wao. So sorry.
Juliet: the deed as been done. I justwant to move on with my life.
I could see tears dropping out of Juliet
eyes as she cried profusely. I went
closer to her and held her close to me.
Caressing her long Brazilian her. She
wept on my shoulder. I offered to give
her a cold drink but she refused. She
laid on the bed while I watched her fall
I went into the kitchen to prepare Yam
and fried egg for us to eat, it was
obvious she was going to sleep at my
place that night, thankfully my brother
wasn’t home. Thoughts of Juliet
clouded my mind, as I began to
contemplate either to ”establish” a
defined relationship between the both
of us or to completely desolve it, It
could be of great benefit if we just
remained friends. I tot.