EPISODE NINETEEN MFYL PR2
Leopard does not change it’s skin and Lion will always be lion. It’s good to give people chance to prove they are not what we @ssumed them to be, but one still nee-d to thre-ad with caution. All f!ngersand permutations pointed to her as the likely mole giving Funmi those information but I’ve always rejected the suggestion and decided to believe in her new personality. I’ve given her so much chance into my life to the extent I once had a strange feeling for her. She’s well loved by Debby and my two mothers alike only that my mum’s stance on Daddy Orire’s daughter remained unchanged.
This undoubtedly should have affected our friendsh!pbut I still decided to look at the other side. She could have decided to keep it in and I would never have evidently traced it to her but she decided to say the truth even though it’s coming rather late. Another angle to it is she was not the one that asked Funmi to break the relationsh!pwithout proper investigation, she only gave her information which Funmi could have decided to ask me properly instead of jumping into conclusion, taking a damaging step in the long run.
Funmi and I are still close as we speak almost everyday. If not for distance I’m sure she’ll be by my side every moment, though I’ve decline to talk on us getting back together. I was waiting to meet Daddy Orire’s daughter before ma-king my decision.
Me: Are you being serious right now?
Uche: Will, plea-se I’m really sorry. I know you trust me now and it means a lot. It was a mistake then.
Me: Why are you telling me now?
Uche: I’ve been meaning to tell you but I’m scared you’ll hate me and I can’t afford that, but my conscience won’t let me rest.
Me: At least you have conscience. Till now, Funmi won’t tell me who told her.
Uche: That’s because she promised me she won’t
Me: But why did you do it?
Uche: I nee-d to know you’ve forgiven me first
Me: If I’ve not, I’ll be out of your room by now
Uche: Thanks Will
Me: I’m listening
Uche: She approached me when she realized we were on the same camp
Me: Approach you where and when?
Uche: I received her call on camp asking about you. I s-en-sed her insecurity then and took the opportunity
Me: Opportunity for what?
Uche: I know you love her so much and won’t look any side except she broke up with you.
Me: So you fed her with lie about me?
Uche: No, I only told her you are likely [email protected]!ngIfunaya
Me: Common, likely is more like saying I was [email protected]!ngher
Uche: I’m sorry, I actually let my affections for you to take over that time
Me: So who is the other lady she was talking about?
Uche: That would be me
Me: You told her I was [email protected]!ngyou too?
Uche: I did not tell her you were [email protected]!ngme. I only told her you are very close to me but I did not tell her it was me. I told her another girl. I did not give her name.
Me: Wao! You realize your action broke our relationsh!pright?
Uche: Yeah, that was what I wanted then. I knew she was [email protected]!nganother guy on camp and I knew you went to her place that time after camp. I’m really sorry.
Uche: You guys will come back together right?
Me: I’m not sure about that
Uche: I saw a picture you took together recently on her DP
Me: That was the picture we took at Janet’s wedding last month. It means nothing. Why didn’t you come for the wedding?
Uche: I don’t really have the money to be going up and down, besides I don’t feel like being there because I literally gave her the guy.
Me: You should move on from that. They are married now.
Uche: I have moved on and I’m happy I did not go because I don’t know how I’ll be able to cope between you and Funmi, knowing I caused your separation.
Me: You are good Uche, and I’m happy you are finding love again.
Uche: I’m not [email protected]!nghim
Me: Not yet you mean. You don’t like him?
Uche: He’s okay, I’m not just sure. The moment we are done with service, who knows what he’ll turn to.
Me: Hmm, you may be right though. Just make sure you are happy, you deserve to be.
Uche: Thanks Will, this your heart always make one develop feelings for you. Everyb©dy want a good man.
Me: Wrong @ssumption, I’m not near good at all.
Uche: That’s what you’ll say now. Though you have your shortcomings like every other person but you are indeed a caring fellow. I only wish you settle things with Funmi.
Me: Thanks, that [email protected] is complicated though.
Uche: I know you Will, if you want her back you’ll get her. plea-se I nee-d you back together. I’m not sure I’ll have total peace of you don’t come back together.
Me: You’ll have peace Uche. Don’t put your happiness on anything other than yourself okay.
As we spoke on, I received a call from Aunty Joy, telling me it’s time to move. I left Uche’s room promising to visit her soon while she esc-rted me to the gate. I was expecting to meet Aunty Joy waiting outside the gate but she wasn’t there yet and this made me walk towards the building I saw her drove into earlier. I met her trying to separate herself from her nephew that refuse to come down from her arms.
Sighting me, she introduced me to her sister who looks beautiful also but got more b©dy and looks obviously older. “So you are the William I’ve been hearing about. You are indeed handsome” said the sister to which I responded “thank you ma” with a blu-shing smile. “Why didn’t you come inside here? You should visit often okay. The next time you come, I’ll make you white soup” She said. They’ve obviously been talking about me before then and she look very nice. I don’t know what they’ve discussed about me neither do I know what Aunty Joy has in mind towards me, but I sure want to taste that white soup. That would be the first time I’ll be hearing it.
We left the place and headed back to the lodge where she’ll drop me off before going to her side.
Me: Your nephew seems to like you a lot
Joy: Whenever I’m around, I automatically becomes his mother.
Me: That’s great, he’s telling you to do quic-k.
Joy: (She smiles) Yeah, you’ll be helping with getting that done
Me: (Okay, I’ll do like I don’t hear that). Your sister is also beautiful, I think it runs in the family.
Joy: Thanks dear
Me: You look so much alike, at least you know how you’ll look at her age.
Joy: (She smiles) That’s not possible again
Me: How do you mean?
Joy: She’s my younger sister. She’s our third and last born. There is a man in between us, he’s married and in abroad.
Me: Are you kidding me? You look younger than her
Joy: I hear that a lot.
Me: So only you has not married, why?
Joy: (She smiles) Maybe because I look younger. (We both laughed) I am a kind of lady who can’t accept a man over me. I have this ego that always push guys away from me. The longest relationsh!pI had before now, lasted a year and the guy tried so much to make us work but I always push him away. He’s married now.
Me: OH! But I don’t see you as proud. Your personality I know is humble and nice. Except to the workers which I know you do to bring best out of them
Joy: Thanks Will, I know I’m stubborn most times and that’s why I’m still single. Don’t worry you’ll help me out, right?
Me: (Heaven knows I don’t know how, but what the heck!) Surely I will. Anything for you ma.
I received a call from Funmi and I was reluctant to pick it, though we’ve spoken earlier in the morning that day, Uche’s confession kind of made me felt somehow towards her, but I pick the call anyway.
Me: Hello Funmi
Funmi: Hello Will, I tried your number earlier but was out of coverage
Me: Oh! Maybe it was while I was on water. The village network was poor
Funmi: You traveled on water?
Funmi: To do what?
Me: Just for fun
Funmi: Really? Where did the courage [email protected]£ from because I know you have phobia for sea
Me: I’m learning to man up these days
Funmi: Like you weren’t man before. I s£nt you a message on BBM but it bounced back
Me: I nee-d to [email protected]£ the app for it to work again. s£nd the message on WhatsApp
Funmi: Okay, anyway it’s about your birthday, how are you [email protected] it?
Me: I’m not sure I want to. It’s still next month now.
Funmi: After today it’s not up to a month again
Me: I would have love to have it with my sister but I’m not going home anytime soon
Funmi: Common Will, you’ll [email protected] it jor. Don’t worry we’ll talk about it later on WhatsApp.
Me: Alright, I nee-d to tell you something though
Funmi: What’s that?
Me: I now know the person that fed you with those wrong info while I was on camp
Funmi: Common Will, are we still on that?
Me: No, it’s just amazing you could trust the person you told me to be careful of that much.
Funmi: I’m sorry Will, can we talk about it later?
Me: If it’s necessary
Funmi: Alright, I’ll tell you everything later. Take care dear.
Me: Yeah bye (the line went off)
Joy: Troubled relationsh!p?
Me: We are no more together, we broke up since we were in camp
Me: She thought I was cheating so she went ahead and broke up
Joy: But she’s trying to come back now?
Me: Yeah, but I’m not having any of it.
Joy: Try to consider her okay, she’s a lady you know. There is little her heart can bear.
Me: (Well, that means you are not having ill thought towards me. Good to know) I’ll think about it.
Joy: She sounded like me. That’s the same mistake I made and I’m trying to get back now.
Me: I thought you said he’s married?
Joy: No, not that one. I’m talking about your uncle. He’s the one I said you’ll help me with.
Me: My uncle?
Joy: Yes, your father’s brother. Uncle Ben.