The following day Alex called Onome, but she simply ignored his call, he sent another sms;
‘Hi dear, being trying to reach you, please call me when you get this message’
Onome murmured to herself ‘well I never got this message’. Dr. Efosa was a cool ,calm and collected fellow ,he took everything about Onome so serious that even in a matter of weeks Onome was already charmed by his beautiful character, a colleague of hers by name Efe noticed after a few weeks that Onome glowed effortlessly and asked;
Efe: you care to share to the good news?
Onome: what good news?
Efe; : well for some weeks now you have being glowing, what’s happening?
Onome: I have always glowed
Efe: yea, but this is quite different
Onome: LOL, nothing really, have just decided to give faith a fighting chance
Efe: (knowing Onome’s history with Alex) Ooooh,that’s great I know you had smiled again,it was just a matter of time.
Onome: and guess what? The idiot has being trying to get in touch with me for days now
Efe: what for? Did he forget anything with you? He should ‘park well jor’.
Onome: I have just simply ignored him, I won’t let him steal my joy…..I Onome Freeman has decided to be happy and won’t let nobody take my joy away from me.
Just as Onome was saying this, Alex’s call came through, Efe told her to pick the call and make it clear to him that things are not the same anymore, As soon as Onome picked the call, Alex immediately started apologising for all the emotional trauma he has put Onome through , asking for a second chance( since everybody deserves one),and that if given one, he would make sure this ends well(he probably meant marriage) . Onome simply told him that she appreciated the efforts he made by calling but she’s found joy and nobody throws joy away like a piece of shit, Alex went further;
Alex: you are cheating on me?
Onome: sorry I’m not sure I understand that.
Alex: I never broke up with you, so why are you in another man’s arm?
Onome: a few seconds ago, I was thinking you had changed and was actually considering taking a few steps, but I was wrong. Did you say you never broke up with me? What do you call returning to Nigeria, roaming about the street s of Abuja with a girl called Simisola and remaining incommunicado for months? Yes you met me a naïve girl, but right now boo, I am no longer that village girl you met, you can’t play on my intelligence.
Alex: who told you about Simisola? She was just a friend, nothing serious, oh please if this is all about Simisola, I think you got it all wrong. Simisola has gone back to states,if that makes you feel better.
Onome: Yes it does make me feel better! At least I now know what all these effort was all about? You just needed a replacement for Simisola pending when she returns from the states.
(At this point Dr Efosa was around to take Onome out for lunch,so she decided to end the call nicely )
Onome: ok dear, my regards to your family ,will call you later ….hopefully
Alex: waiiiittt, I waassss( Onome drops the call)
Onome stood there looking at Dr.Efosa and said to herself in a low tone, she murmured the words actually ‘ Edo boys can fine sha,chai!’ Efe heard but acted like she didn’t and immediately sent her a ping “ babes take am easy, you sef fine’ the two of them looked at each other and smiled. Dr. Efosa headed out with Onome for lunch, during lunch Dr. Efosa couldn’t help but kiss Onome in the public and immediately asked Onome; What would you be doing this weekend? Onome for the first few minutes couldn’t say a word as Dr. Efosa kept looking into her eyes as he asked……
Onome;( said to herself, wow, I am so coming over to your place, but not wanting to sound so desperate) nothing much, just have a few movies to watch
Dr. Efosa: you know what they say about watching movies alone?
Dr. Efosa: it gets boring,lol, so I will come pick you from work on Friday evening plssssss……*don’t say no*
Omone : ( was happy within herself ,but managed to say yes, like she was doing him some favour)ermmmm ok, yes,that would be cool.
Efe was already pinging Onome for details and mention specifically that Onome should get her lunch too,she wrote “abeg ,try food for supporters club biko’.
As soon as Onome got to the office, Efe asked for her food first of all, before any other gist and then Onome filled her in on what happened, Efe was just screaming “ correct guy, my brothers cannot carry last laiye, thanks for the food though’
Friday evening came, and Dr. Efosa was at Onome’s office at 5pm , they both went to his place. It was a three bedroom flat,
Onome: nice place
Dr Efosa: thank you, though it’s boring staying here all alone.
Dr Efosa: (standing so close to Onome and holding her) the point is I need this place to stop being a house, I need a home to always look forward to every day after work.Onome, I have flaws, I am not a perfect man, please help love my imperfections perfectly.
Onome’s heartbeat at this point was so fast.he continued;
Please be patient with me,* he again kissed Onome so hard* and afterwards said , hope my epistle wasn’t too long?
Onome: no it wasn’t
Dr. Efosa: please make yourself comfortable.
They watched movies all evening and laughed like they have known each other for years and later got intimate and it was quite relieving for Onome, as she’s got needs for a long time now, they were in each other’s arms, Onome had her head on his chest till the next morning, she felt this peace she isn’t had in a very long time.
.............Onomes tale's continues/