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More than a friend episode 41 & 42

MORE_THAN_FRIENDS 💦🔞 👫
Written ✍ #Sadiq_Infinity ( Capri Leo)
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#ANGELINA
A month had passed since I came back home to Nigeria and I’ve gotten used to the change around here,…. Since I was now on vacation, I decided to enjoy myself until I resume back to work and also help my parents with some minor house work.
Despite being on vacation, I’ve decided to work on my body and of course dancing… Every morning at 6:00am, I would jog for 20 minutes and practise my dance moves in Abuja’s central park 🏞, once I was done, I would return back home for breakfast 🍳.
Since I’ve been single for years, I decided to throw myself in the social life and date… But that wasn’t so difficult because Collins and I were already going out together.. He was quite nice and funny but he tends to be a little bit egocentric.
Collins wants me to go steady with him but in all honesty, I wasn’t really ready for any serious relationship or commitment, all I wanted to do was to have fun. So Collins and I went on a few dates and shared a few kisses but no s-x was involved… He wanted to have one with me but I showed him my legs were closed…
As much as I hate to admit it, Peter’s words were ringing in my ears whenever I had to urge to have s-x.. His principles of maintaining my feminine dignity was imprinted into my mind and it has been keeping me straight through these years without committing any sin.
Being the egocentric fellow that he is, Collins would use every opportunity to show the world that he was dating me, he even tried writing a column about the two of us being madly in love but I dissuaded him from doing so. Though he never showed it, I knew Collins was trying to build a fame for himself at my expense.
To boost his ego and self pride, Whenever we go on dates, Collins would take me to where people would see the both of us.. I understood the game he was playing and I decided to warn him never to take out to places where he’d be showing me off like a peacock.
I wanted to ditch the b-stard and be done with him but that wouldn’t be nice.. Besides he has some good qualities and there’s no harm in what he’s trying to do… After all, he was just using his opportunity to make it better in life.. So I decided to give him a break and told him to adjust and he did… In fact Collins toped his game by being romantic, He would send me gifts 🎁, sweet delicacies and romantic texts to show his love for me.. I found all his tactics so interesting and I was beginning to fall for him, But something happened that Changed the course of my relationship to another direction.
Justafter some weeks since I started dating Collins, Peter returned back to Abuja, I first heard it from his mom, because the celebrity tabloids began posting about him… I couldn’t believe it at first but it was true… Despite what happened between us, I was excited about his return but I was suddenly nervous about meeting him face to face… Peter too who I’m sure knew I was around, began dodging me as well, It was hard for me to see him, In fact he hardly spent time at his parents house, He would stay out somewhere where I wouldn’t see him, I too kept my distance and pretended not to care whether he was around.
Happiness who had heard about his return came to parents house one afternoon to discuss about the issue.. I was in the living room when she walked into my house.
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Happiness ➡ Angelina… Have you heard? Your beau is back.
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Angelina ➡ 😒 So? What else is new?
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Happiness ➡ Don’t b*llshit me Angelina! I know you’re still in love with him… Why didn’t you tell me you guys had split up?
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Angelina ➡ Who told you that?
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Happiness ➡ I met with Kevin.. He told me everything.. What happened?
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Angelina ➡ I really don’t know… He just stopped talking to me.. I tried calling or texting him but he never replies me.
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Happiness ➡ Just like that??? There must be a reason why he acted that way.. Have you offended him in anyway?
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Angelina ➡ I haven’t.. I really wish I knew why he decided to stop talking to me.
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Happiness ➡ Well don’t you think this is a chance to talk to him and find out what happened.
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Angelina ➡ I don’t know Happiness.. I don’t know.. Peter doesn’t want to see me.. He’s avoiding me..
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Happiness ➡ Well do whatever it takes to find him… You know this kind of issue could create problems in the future.
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Angelina ➡ Look.. I don’t know where to find him.. he’s like a ghost.
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Happiness ➡ Just find him and talk to him.. It’s better you deal with this once and for all..
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As we were both talking, My mom walked into the house looking exhausted.. She sat on the couch breathing hard, sweat was all over her forehead and face.
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Angelina ➡ Welcome back mom!
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Happiness ➡ Evening ma.
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Alice ➡ Evening Ladies… Whew.. Jesus.. I’m beat.. Angel… You have to shop for groceries for tonight’s meal.
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Angelina ➡ Okay but I’ll go later..
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Alice ➡ No.. I want to make dinner early… I don’t want your father to come back and be grumbling… It’s better you go now when mall is not crowded.
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Angelina ➡ Okay Mom.. Will you help me out Happiness?
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Happiness ➡ Sorry. You’re on your own.. Plus.. There’s somewhere I have to be right now.
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Angelina ➡ Seriously!?
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Happiness ➡ Sorry… See you later.
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Happiness left our house in that moment, I stood up after a while and got dressed before going to the mall.
Minutes later, I was at the mall shopping for the groceries.. Mom had made a list of the things I was going to buy.. There was frozen fish, canned fish (Sardine) and last but not the least vegetables.
I first brought the frozen fish and Sardine before going to the vegetable section,.. The vegetables weren’t fully ripped and most of them were a little bit rotten,… I wonder why mom buys vegetables from the mall, the once in the market were much more better and good looking, While I was checking out some of the good ones, Someone tapped me from behind… As I turned around, I let go of my basket as I was who the person was…. It was Peter.
Peter too was surprised to see me, He froze looking at me from head to toe not believing what his eyes was seeing.
I took a quick look at him and I was amazed how he had changed physically, He had grown a little bit tall, his dressing was still the same as always.. His eye glasses 👓 were new but the frames were the ones I knew him with.. He had gotten a little moustache at the side of his face, like the one on Ice prince, It made him look so handsome. His hair was curly and his arms looked so manly.. He wasn’t his former slender self, his body now looks fit and brawny giving him a slight athletic build, though I know he wasn’t good at sports .
We looked at each other for while without saying anything, even the people who were passing by, wondered if we were both insane.. After while, Peter surprised me by extending a greeting.
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Peter ➡ Hey.. It’s been a while.. Nice to see you.
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I couldn’t believe he said that.. I thought he was avoiding me, maybe he was just pretending to be pleased about seeing me but deep in his heart, I bet he’s throwing insults at me.. Oh well.. What the hell? It’s not nice to ignore a greeting.. Let me just get on with it.
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#PETER
Ever since I’ve returned, I’ve been doing my possible best to avoid Angelina,.. I just couldn’t tolerate her presence not after what she did to me.. My mom was insisting I talk to her but I made up fake promises and lies that I would meet her. So I decided in order to avoid her completely, I decided to spend my time at the film studio and spend the whole day there.
I was hoping I’d relax, but Angelina’s appearance has made that impossible.. So to avoid my mother’s nagging, I decided to spend my nights at Hotels… Sometimes, I would sleep at the studio if I got bored of the hotel.
One afternoon as I was in the studio resting… My mentor and friend, Francis called me into his office to discuss about an upcoming movie project he was planning to make.
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Francis ➡ Okay Peter.. This movie I’m going to make is going to be a block buster and it’s going to blow the audience away but there’s a slight problem…
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Peter ➡ Which is?
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Francis ➡ I’m having a difficult time to find an actress for the role.. Mr. Edward suggests that his daughter must be given the role but she’s now where to be found.
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Peter ➡ No. No.. No.. We can’t put Bianca.. She won’t cut it.. She doesn’t deserve this role.
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Francis ➡ That’s what I thought. Even the directors have the same view.. We need someone with raw talent.. Someone new.
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Peter ➡ I understand… Well.. Let me see if I can find that person..
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Francis ➡ Good.. You better find one fast because there’s no time.. In about a week, we’ll start shooting and if you don’t.. I guess we’ll have to cancel the film.
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Peter ➡ Don’t worry.. I’ll do my best.. I’ll find someone in time.
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After that, I left Francis’s office… Just as I about to leave the building, I got a call from my mom.
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Peter ➡ Hello!? Mom.
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Jessica ➡ Peter.. Can you please branch to the mall and get some vegetables?
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Peter ➡ Vegetables??
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Jessica ➡ Yes.. I want you to get some lettuce 🥗 and carrots.
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Peter ➡ Okay…. (ends call)
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Vegetables!? Seriously… I’m a man not a woman.. I don’t know a thing about shopping for groceries but since mom has specified the ones she wants.. I guess it wouldn’t be that hard.
After the call, I headed outside and straight to my car, after I got in, I headed straight to the mall.. Minutes later, I arrived there and headed to the vegetable section.. While I was checking out for the lettuce and Carrots.. I noticed some people staring at me.. They were even taking pictures of me.. They must have recognized who I was.. The last thing I wanted was attention, so I moved away and quicken my search for the lettuce.. I soon found the section for the lettuce and I have to say the lettuce looked so bad… They looked so pale and rough.. The carrots were good but the lettuce was a mess.. I stood for a while looking at them trying to figure out the best one I should choose.
In that moment, I noticed a woman in the place.. She too was busy figuring out with cabbage to choose, I figured out she could solve my dilemma , so I went and asked for her help… I tapped her shoulder and as soon as she turned around my heart skipped a beat when I saw it was Angelina.
I couldn’t believe it when I saw her.. Here I was trying to avoid her, and now here she is, in the flesh… My first thought was to leave the place but then I stood still staring at her.
I couldn’t believe this was Angelina.. She had changed completely.. It was like she was a different person entirely, To be honest, she looks so gorgeous and very, very, attractive.. I quickly scanned her body and saw she was fuller than last time.. Her assets were fully loaded and her skin was lighter than before, She looked a little like those Europeans b-stards abroad.
Her very presence was so radiating and alluring,.. There was just something that turned me on.. In fact all the hate I had for her melted in an instant.. God! Just what the hell was she eating in abroad.
We stood staring each other for while.. Angelina was shaking a little staring at me as if she had seen a ghost.. I too was frozen with shock… I never expected that our meeting would be so unexpected but since we’re here let’s get this over with.
I extended a greeting to her and she gasped as if she wasn’t expecting to say anything.. Angelina soon composed herself and answered me politely.
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Angelina ➡ Uhm.. Yeah.. It’s nice to meet you as well..
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Peter ➡ I didn’t recognize you.. You look different.. In a good way of course.
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Angelina ➡ (blushing) Oh.. Thanks.. You too.. you’ve grown quite tall and muscular.. You look good too.
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Peter ➡ Oh.. Yeah. Thanks.. So you’re here to get some vegetables huh?
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Angelina ➡ Yes.. I’m done by the way.
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Peter ➡ Well.. I’m having difficulty choosing the lettuce.. They all look so bad.
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Angelina ➡ Yeah.. Uh… My mom has some fresh lettuce at home.. I’m sure she’ll help you with some.
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Peter ➡ Okay then… Uh.. Are you heading home now?
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Angelina ➡ Yes… Are you?
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Peter ➡ Yep..
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Angelina ➡ OK.. So what now??
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What now??? I really have no idea.. In fact why am I talking to her?? I should be staying far away from her but I just can’t… There’s no way I can ignore her like that, not when we’ve began to have our first conversation in 6 years..
In that moment, an idea got into my head.. This would be an opportunity to find out why she did that awful thing 6 years ago but we can’t have this conversation not here in the mall, I soon thought of a place to go for us to settle this issue.
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Peter ➡ Well.. Are you in a hurry?
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Angelina ➡ Huh? No.. Not at all.
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Peter ➡ Well.. I was hoping we’d find a place and catch up on lost time. Let’s talk about our time apart.
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Angelina ➡ Good idea.. Where do you want us to go?
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Peter ➡ Mama Nneka’s restaurant..
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Angelina ➡ OK then. Let’s go 😊.
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To be CONTINUED

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