*LOVING MY BEST* *FRIEND’S FIANCEE*
Which woman would want to leave such guy? Definitely not an emotional woman like me.
‘’what exactly is your plan for me?’’ I asked him one fateful evening as we l@yexhausted in each other’s arms.
‘’plan? I don’t un-derstand’’ he muttered, upsetting me for the very first time in our relationsh!p. At least he could have pretended to have something no matter how strange for me.
‘’you are engaged to my friend and slee-ping with me. Are you not supposed to have plans for me?’’ I pushed further. He drew back and kept quiet.
‘’answer me Val’’ I demanded quic-kly, expecting him to say something calming, even if he never meant them.
‘’well you knew I was with Clara before we got together. I really don’t know the plans you want me to make for you. Is it money you nee-d?’’ he stammered, irritating me further with his choice of wrong words.
‘’I guess that’s it. I’m nothing but a S-xmate. But you know I’m bigger than that. I just have to accept one of the guys disturbing me and start my own relationsh!psince you are now taking me for granted’’ I threatened and stood up. I noticed his face thicken as if my words got the best p@rt of him. However he quic-kly relaxed and smiled.
‘’come on Queen you know I won’t like seeing you with any other guy. I will feel bad and jealous. I can’t stand it. I don’t know what I can do to set things right’’ he softly stammered.
‘’there’s nothing you can do. it’s over’’ I threatened and walked away from him for the second time in our relationsh!p. I made up my mind that very night to accept Chidi, a gentleman banker who had been on my n£¢k for the past three months.
Chidi was very different from Val, he wasn’t a bad guy, he ha-rd ly joked nor made me smile, he was always serious with everything he did and equally a strong Christian. He never really saw himself as a born-again per say but never joked with his church either.
Chidi was a good husband material but never for once made me de-sire him, he was re-ady to get married as quic-kly as possible and after doing my own investigations about him, I found out he was so very real and not in any way fake like my previous relationsh!p. He was a necessity I nee-ded due to my current situation. I felt I could get myself to love him.
Unfortunately, just like every bad habit, Val and I couldn’t control our feelings and it was just a matter of days before we were back to our illicit affair. I enjoyed what he did to my b©dy and I guess he enjoyed the soundtrack I gave him.
And so in summary I was slee-ping with Val while d@t!ngChidi . And so it continued till the day I saw Val’s wedding invitation card. Apparently he finally agreed to wed Clara without first getting her pregnant and never for once informed me of his plans till Clara showed up with the news and card.
That same evening Chidi took me out for dinner and afterwards we ended up in his house. I had to accept spending the night in his house that very night because I couldn’t bear spending the night in my ap@rtment, knowing that Clara and Val are just a distance away probably having S-x. I couldn’t bear the thought and so had to spend the evening with Chidi in order to remain sane.
Yet no matter how ha-rd I tried, I just *couldn’t st©p thinking of what Val and Clara could be doing at that moment, however Chidi soon distracted me when I felt* his hand on my bo-ob as he softly k!$$£d me. *It was his first time of trying to get inti-mate with me. i didn’t k!sshim back but didn’t st©p him* as well. In no time I saw him struggling to take off his clothes and mine. *The next minute he was alre-ady inside me. No forepla-y, no l!çk!ng of my pvzzy, nothing.* Just straight to action and in the next five minutes was done, leaving me totally unimpressed and disappointed.
*Val’s side of the story*
I really *loved Clara with great pas-sion. She was the kind of woman I wanted as a wife. She had a good* job, well mannered, *educated and from a religious family, A right woman to be the mother of my kids. Queen on the other hand was S-xiness refined, she was* so h0t and irresistible. Whenever I was with her all my hor-mones lit up with so much f0rç£. She was fun and fire to be with and sure I so much enjoyed her company and everything it c@m£ with but de-ep down I very much knew I was walking into a dangerous path. But no matter how much I tried to resist and hold back my urges, I found myself add!çted the more. I badly wanted to st©p the illicit affair but I always found myself *going back again and again *till it got dangerously difficult to st©p. Yes I really felt so ashamed* of the whole thing to the extent that I couldn’t even confide in any of my friends about it.
Queen’s sudden relationsh!pwith Chidi however was something I never expected so soon from her but couldn’t do anything *about it no matter how bad I felt. I knew I had no choice than to encourage it as long as she still allowed me to have* my way with her. It was just a bizarre love triangle and sometimes I do wonder how it would all end. I felt maybe once I get married and take my vows I would end my r0m@nç£with Queen.
Now my wedding d@t£ is out and almost everything *is re-ady without any hitch but one thing I knew for certain was that a cheat will always be a cheat even when married and nothing* lasts forever.
*Three weeks to Val’s wedding*
*Queen’s side of the story continues”
This fateful Friday morning I woke up on Val’s be-d with an evil smile. Clara was supposed to visit that same day to spend the weekend with him and for the first time an evil idea c@m£ into my head, something I had been searching for a very long time. And it wasn’t just an ordinary idea but a plan that could finally put distrust in Clara’s head without giving myself away and what other way to achieve it all than leaving behind my p@n-t un-der Val’s mattress with the intention that my friend would get to see it when washing his be-d sheets like she normally does whenever she visits.
‘’ But if Clara should break up with Val would I actually benefit from it? Wouldn’t he be mad at me as well??’’ I couldn’t help but wonder but then the thought of putting tension between the two lovers surpas-sed every other fear.
Val was still heavily asleep as I dressed up that fateful morning and so it was so easy to leave behind my p@n-t as I retrieved my clothes where we tossed them the previous night as we made love. I couldn’t help but smile in satisfaction for coming up with such a brilliant plan after really giving up on how to put the two love be-ds in tension. Of course I was the last person Clara would ever suspect and I even had this believe she would open up to me about the discovery. My only prayer was for her to be watchful enough to see the p@n-t.
I left for my ap@rtment later that morning, prepared and went to my hair salon as I hopefully waited for my plan to mature. I just couldn’t wait and oh yes the rest of the day went uneventful till the next morning when Clara showed up in my ap@rtment with a colored face. I smiled de-ep down as I welcomed her in. I nee-ded no telling that she had discovered my tra-p.
‘’you look so shaken up dear, what’s wrong’’ I asked as I curiously let my friend in. she quietly sat down, kept quiet for few seconds before asking the question that confirmed the success of my plans.
‘’are you sure you haven’t been seeing Val with any woman lately? I just nee-d the truth. Be open to me as a friend’’ she begged. I shook my head.
‘’no I haven’t seen him with any lady. Is there a problem?’’ I asked
‘’did any of his female relatives come over lately?’’ she asked further. I shrugged
‘’ I haven’t seen any lady visit, unless of course the person c@m£ during working hours when I wasn’t around to notice’’ I answered calmly. She kept quiet again.
‘’if you suspect your fiancée is cheating on you but haven’t actually caught him in the act, would you marry him?’’ she suddenly asked. I drew back and scoffed
‘’you alre-ady know my history with guys and I’m not really in the best position to advice you but if I should suspect my fiancée without actually catching him red-handed, I will simply wait to be sure of everything instead of rushing to wed him. But I hope all is well??’’ I replied and asked. She shrugged and held her head.
‘’’I don’t just know. My head is simply aching me’’ she answered without actually telling me the reason for her questions but I alre-ady knew. After some minutes of silence she got up and left my ap@rtment. I never bothered to f0rç£ her to open up to me.
Later that same morning soon after Clara left for Val’s ap@rtment, Val showed up at my door, breathing furiously. I never expected him to show up so soon, not with Clara still very much around.
‘’you have finally done it. Thanks so much’’ he barked. I pretended to be surprised as I blocked him from entering my ap@rtment.
‘’what’s the matter?’’ I managed to ask, infuriating him the more with my question. Instantly, *he sl@pped me with the p@n-t I left in his room the previous morning, shocking me with his action. I staggered backwards with shock as the p@n-t fell on* the floor.
Before I could even compose myself to say anything, I noticed him instantly step on the p@n-t with that same quic-k movement he used in hitting me while Clara showed up behind him at that exact moment.
I really couldn’t tell how much she saw at that moment or what she even noticed. I couldn’t even un-derstand why Val had to come to my room with Clara still very much around or even if it was his own plan and way of getting back to me.
‘’ Or did Clara just surprise the both of us?’’ I wondered as my eyes fell on Val’s feet which cleverly covered every single p@rt of my p@n-t he stepped on.
So here was Clara standing behind us still looking visibly angry while I stood defiantly wondering what the next move would be. I couldn’t tell what was in Val’s mind, I couldn’t tell what was in Clara’s mind. I couldn’t even tell if the two were in it together or they were both as surprised to find each other at my door post as I was.
*Queen’s side of the story continues*
Clara just stared at us for some seconds, hissed and returned back to Val’s ap@rtment where she supposedly c@m£ from without saying anything to any of us. I really couldn’t un-derstand anything at that moment. I just was stunned and in disbelief. Val slowly stepped away from the p@n-t, pointing angrily at me.
‘’no matter what happens between Clara and i, just know that whatever we had is over. I can’t believe I was this stupid’’ he barked and returned to his ap@rtment. I heaved a sigh of relief as I wondered if I actually achieved anything with the little stunt I pu-ll-ed or if I really behaved stupidly. I simply decided to wait and see for myself as days progressed.
But unfortunately, Val meant every word he said and really started avoiding me as if I had an infections disease. He wouldn’t even return my greetings talk more of inviting me over like he used to do. Clara on her own p@rt left that same day she discovered my p@n-t and I couldn’t get myself to call her to know the status of things between her and Val because I didn’t know what she knew at that point in time since Val wasn’t talking to me anymore, I just had no choice than to keep to myself and bloat over the unfortunate stunt I pu-ll-ed.
By the following week however I realized that my period was about two weeks late which was never p@rt of my plan and on going for a test discovered that I was with child, something I never bargained on at that period of my life. By my calculation I couldn’t even determine who was responsible for the little baby in me between Val and Chidi. I couldn’t help but get upset because I was too big to make such mistake and had always calculated and kept to my safe period whenever having unprotected S-x with any of them.
I had to tell Val first even though I knew I might not achieve much with the news but I had this strong feeling he was the one responsible due to the fact that he had more rounds with me than I ever had with Chidi. It was so unfortunate i found myself in such situation and never for once did getting rid of it ever cross my mind.
‘’and so what do you want me to do huh?’’ Val asked with lack of interest when I finally managed to get in t©uçh with him.
‘’how am I even sure you are pregnant for real?’’ he asked further. I bit myl-ips and kept quiet. It was pointless trying to reason with him. Our little r0m@nç£was over and now it seemed as if I looked like an old haggard woman before him.
‘’I didn’t come to ask for anything from you. I just c@m£ to inform you’’ I managed to stammer. He scoffed.
‘’listen Queen, I’m still getting married to Clara. Nothing is ever going to st©p it. I don’t know what you are trying to achieve with this new information. I thought we un-derstood ourselves. I thought we were just having fun and nothing else? How about Chidi’’ he poured out nervously. I simply smiled and walked away from him. I was close to tears but it was pointless crying over what I helped create for myself.
That same very evening, Chidi showed up at my ap@rtment from work and I told him about the pregnancy. He was so filled with excitement and hvgged me joyfully.
‘’it’s time you meet my family so we could do the right thing as soon as possible’’ he proclaimed while I smiled and nodded in agreement. He was really a nice guy but I never felt anything strong for him. He never deserved what he was getting from me but I made up my mind that moment to leave behind my past and make him the happiest man on earth.
With swift energy I gr@bb£d him, pushed him down on my sofa, undressed him, and then slowly s—-d him before ri-ding him, grinding my w@!st over his thing as I s£nt him to Pluto.
Three days later I met his family and a d@t£ for our introduction was fixed.
*Val’s side of the story continues*
The discovery of Queen’s p@n-t in my room by Clara as she took my be-d sheet for laundry was something that left me totally speechless and shocked. The shock and disbelief in her face that morning was something till this day I’m still yet to find the right words to describe. She screamed with disbelief as she held up the p@n-t while I swallowed ha-rd praying for it to be nothing but a dream but alas it wasn’t a dream and was as real as ever.
I wasn’t prepared enough to offer a tangible explanation, but then what kind of explanation could I even give with the location of where she found the p@n-t. I nee-ded no telling that Queen had it all planned out. I never believed she would ever plant such evidence against me. I knew of course she left the p@n-t there on purpose because if she actually misplaced it she would have informed me. I cursed her un-der my breath as I faced Clara’s fury. It really was the first time in our relationsh!pshe ever had such reason to suspect me. I just didn’t know what to say as I stared at the evidence before me.
‘’who forgot her p@n-t in your room?’’ she barked.
‘’eeem I think it’s my cousin. she c@m£ two days ago for a professional exam and spent the night in my room while I sle-pt in the other room because there isn’t any bulb in the other room and she had to re-ad’’ I managed to lie even though I knew the lie was far from being perfect. She scoffed.
‘’of course I never expected you to own up. You have to find an unbelievable lie’’ she breathed. I stood up and went close to her, with the intention of holding her. She furiously pushed me backwards. I staggered. I couldn’t really believe it was all happening.
‘’I can call my cousin for you to *confirm’’ I managed to mutter. She shook her head, threw the p@n-t at me and headed out of the be-droom. I *just couldn’t go after her; I was so much at* loss on what to do. I couldn’t help but mutter quic-k prayers to my creator begging him to give me* one more chance of redemption.
Few minutes later, I noticed Clara leave my ap@rtment and I *suspected she went over to Queen’s place which infuriated me the more. Of course *there wasn’t any way* I could expo-se her friend without putting myself more in a mess. I vouched to deal with the silly girl. I couldn’t help but regret everything I did with her.*
Minutes later Clara returned to my *ap@rtment and locked herself in the other room. I just couldn’t wait anymore to attack Queen.* I *quic-kly rushed to her room , not minding the risk and it was just a slight restraint that st©pped me from hitting her with all my strength that fateful* morning. Fortunately for her though, *Clara surprised us at the nick of time almost discovering the whole truth herself if not that I was quic-k enough to hide the* p@n-t with my foot.
Clara left my ap@rtment that same morning without giving me chance to make up with her and never did she pick my calls till I had to rush down to Enugu to see her and was so surprised to find her so cool and *relaxed. She even welcomed me into her ap@rtment without any scene, leaving me totally uncomfortable with her action.
‘’see Val *you and I know the p@n-t I saw in your room wasn’t your cousin’s* . yes I’m angry you *brou-ght another woman into your place but I’m more angry because of your lies and how you tried to cover it up. Relationsh!ps are based on* trust and I can’t marry a man I don’t trust. I can’t be with someone that lies to my face’’ she explained as we sat down to talk.
‘’so is there no chance of setting things right?, how about our wedding? The invitations have been s£nt out. We have paid for a whole lot of things alre-ady” I managed to stammer
‘’you should have remembered all that before you decided to pl@yyour game. I feel more pain about all these than you because I’m a woman and age isn’t on my side that much. Nevertheless, I have left everything to God and asked him for a sign if he wants our wedding to proceed or not’’ she summarized, leaving me totally faint hearted.
I left Enugu early the next day as a defeated man. I didn’t achieve much with the trip and I really didn’t un-derstand what she meant by leaving everything to God and waiting for his sign. At that moment I couldn’t tell if our wedding could still hold or not.
However I didn’t get to wait much because at exactly four days to the wedding d@t£, Clara fell mysteriously sick to the extent that she was admitted in the hospital and as the doctors battled to save her life, couldn’t really offer a tangible explanation over what was exactly wrong with her.
‘’was it GOD’S sign or another of Queen’s plan?’’ I couldn’t help but wonder.
Our wedding never held on the scheduled d@t£ and as for queen, I was totally shocked to hear about her marriage with Chidi just few weeks later with my baby in her stomach.