Finding Happiness

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  1. Pejuamadi

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    Finding Happiness 1

    Mrs. Edna Ebiere Silva sat with her daughter in their nicely furnished living room going through some newly purchased jewelry from her recent travel to Dubai. It was quite late in the evening and soon they would be preparing for bed but Tonye had managed to convince the older woman to engage in the jewelry exhibition. Edna who also had secretly wanted someone to show off to, had given in after a little feigned objection.

    The amazement on Tonye’s young face made Edna smile appreciatively, she knew she’d selected some really quality stuff, that would be how her friends would be staring in wonderment whenever she wore them. Being the widow of a billionaire, she had a status to keep and really did try her best. Women and their tongues could be unforgiving when they sized one up and decided one didn’t know how to dress for one’s status.

    Edna painstakingly picked her outfits because unlike many of the women in her current circles, she’d not been born with a silver spoon, neither had she been groomed while growing up and everything she had now, she’d stumbled upon. She was a woman, from the lowest of the low class who had set out on her own early in life and had managed to make a quite a lot out of it.

    Being sharp of mind, brilliant and easily adaptable had helped when at the young age of twenty five she’d had a newborn to take care of and three years later, a baby daughter whose father was nowhere in sight. She was a strong woman, a survivor, not given easily to panic but rather planned ahead. Life had been great to her and she was grateful to God even if most times she felt lonely since her beloved husband had passed on a few years back.

    “Wow mom, these necklaces are something else, you have got to give me something out of all these; I’ll take one of them oh!” Tonye threatened her mother and grabbed one of the gold necklaces in front of her. Moving backwards out of her mother's reach, she tried hooking its clasp around her neck.

    Mrs Silva held out her hand, sitting up, she raised her voice a bit, out of annoyance “Tonye will you hand that back right now? You can save up money and go and get yours, these ones are mine! Oya, hand that back right this minute!” but knowing her daughter, it was fruitless being annoyed, she took what she wanted and wouldn’t return it if she didn’t want to. Even if she did give it back now, Mrs Silva was sure it would be missing from her room again by morning.

    Confirming her thoughts, Tonye shook her head “mom, stop acting up now, you know I’m a student, it would take me a lifetime to save up the money whereas you have the money and many other necklaces better than this one, let me rock this one now.” Tonye said the necklace on her neck now “Mom, don’t you want your daughter to look expensive too?”

    “That necklace is too expensive for you; I’ll get you a cheaper one.” Edna replied, her tone still crisp “Besides you are careless with these things, you’ll get it missing very soon if they don’t rob it off you. Bring it back….now!” she snapped before adding in her most threatening voice “and don’t let me get off this chair, Tonye!”

    Mrs Silva hardly took that tone with her kids, but Tonye could be very trying sometimes, she sensed her mother’s growing anger and began to take it off “but mom you don’t try sometimes oh, all this money and you can't get me some nice things?” she whined “ just don’t complain when my boyfriend gets me a nice one like this.”

    Mrs Silva was forced to smile, so she’d resorted to a little threatening of her own but Mrs Silva brushed it aside, she knew her daughter “ You are expecting me to comment on that but I don’t have your time. Dare can buy you the whole of the UAE if he likes, that’s you and his problem. Just hand that back…. Thank you very much,” She said accepting the necklace, her eyes falling on the grandfather clock that stood not too far away. The time was far gone.

    “How about your brother? Do you have an idea when he’ll be back? It's already 10.30 pm.” She got up finally from the chair, packing up all the jewellery from the Coffee stool and into the jewelry box. She needed to change into her night wear and get to bed, she hardly ever slept late. She needed a good night's rest before going into work the next morning.

    Tonye shrugged “I guess he had to work late again, but…” She never got to finish the statement as her elder brother Tekena trudged in looking tired out. Dragging his tall, athletic form to the nearest sofa to him, he dropped into it, letting his laptop backpack fall gently to the rug.

    “Anything for dinner?” were his first words to no one in particular.

    “ A good evening to you too.” His sister replied him caustically “Just cause you’re tired doesn’t necessarily mean your manners have to disappear also, does it?”

    Tekena grunted, choosing to ignore his sister since he knew her tirade, she took pleasure in annoying him or getting him to lose his temper but tonight he didn’t have the energy to oblige her. His mother however was more forthcoming.

    Stepping closer to him, she placed the back of her hand on his temple “Are you okay, dear?” She asked a worried frown creasing her brow “Did you overwork yourself, again?”

    Now Tekena who was too old to be fawned over,groaned “I’m fine mom, just really tired and hungry. Can I get anything to eat?” He asked again.

    “ Okay.” Mrs Silva straightened up, convinced her son was fine. She turned to her daughter “Tonye, please go get your brother’s dinner.”

    Tonye fixed her mom with a surprised glare “ Me? Why not just call one of the maids to fix it?”

    Mrs Silva, needing to get her night’s rest, was getting quite impatient with Tonye that evening , so for the second time that night she found herself raising her voice again “Tonye! You’d better get on to the kitchen right this minute, or I promise you, I will put you over my knee and give you the trashing of your adult life! What insolence? I asked you to do something and you question me… in this house?”

    Tonye turned in the direction of the kitchen, a dissatisfied frown etched across her face, muttering some incoherent words under her breath, while Tekena had a smug look on his face.

    His mother turned back to him” Did you lock the gates, Tekena?

    “ Nope, cause I figured Deifa might not be back yet, is she?” Tekena asked.

    “No,” she stated then added “she shouldn’t be out this late in the first place, please go and lock it,” She said turning to leave but turned back when he began to speak.

    “ But if I lock the gates now, she wouldn’t be able to come in and Aminu isn’t around to open it if she returns……”

    Mrs. Silva raised a brow, her irritation returning “Oh, you also, Tekena? I ask you to do something and you think you know better? What are you kids turning into in this house?” she started but Tekena wouldn’t be bullied as easily as his little sister.

    “Mom, I’m sorry if you feel disrespected but I can’t lock the gate and leave her stranded outside, it's just not right!” he stated. “I know you two don’t get along but she shouldn’t be treated her like that, this is also her own home.”

    Edna looked at her son, he’d always had a soft spot for his step sister and she didn’t hate the girl but Deifa was so trying and Edna believed she needed to be thought a lesson but here Tekena was, defying her because of that girl who didn’t have any manners to save her life.

    “ So you are saying you won’t lock the gate?” She asked to be sure.

    “ Mom please, don’t make this more than it should be, please.” Tekena begged, his hazel eyes pleading with her.

    Mrs Silva was about to let it go, when the object of their altercation appeared through the French doors, walking into the living room and on toward the staircase at the end of the large room which led to her suite of rooms. She moved on without giving them a hint of a glance, ignoring their presence as if they didn’t exist to her.

    “Young lady,” his mother called sternly and Tekena groaned aloud while Deifa kept walking on like no one had spoken.

    “Tramp,” Tonye who had just come in, a tray laden with his meal in her hand, spoke up and finally caught their step sister’s attention. Deifa stopped and turned as Tekena stared at his sister in amazement. What had called for that word? His mother should shun Tonye but he knew that wouldn’t happen.

    Deifa fixed Tonye with a stiff glare “Your generations to come, all of them will be tramps.” she returned, her usually light voice sharpened in its tone, before she continued on her way.

    Tekena noted the looks on his mother and Tonye’s faces, it was classic, he struggled with himself not to burst into a laugh.

    Tonye flared “Coward, bitch, come back here and face me if you can! Mummy did you hear her?”

    Tekena stole a glance at his mother who was still too shocked beyond words to speak.

    “ Mummy I’m tired of talking nonsense from her oh! Mummy I’m tired.” Tonye shrieked, flailing her hands up and down in an angry motion “ One of these days ehn?, One of these days, I will show her who I truly am…..” She yelled, pounding her fist against the exquisitely carved pine table in the centre of the room.

    That would definitely hurt in the morning, Tekena mused silently.

    “She will mess with me on the wrong day and I will show her!” She concluded, her chest heaving up and down, she was visibly shaken and pissed as hell, if she were lighter in complexion, he was sure she’d be red.

    Holding back his smile, he delved into his meal, Eba with vegetable soup. He didn’t plan to butt in else that would cause even more trouble but he should have known trouble would have found him anyways.

    “ Calm down, Tonye,” His mother spoke up finally, having found her voice “ her cup will get full one of these days,” then she turned on him “ Can you see now? Do you see what you caused? If you had simply locked the gates as I had asked, none of this would have happened.”

    He looked up from his meal to see both his mother and sister’s eyes shooting daggers at him, he was suddenly in the centre of it all “It’s all my fault now, isn’t it?” He asked not exactly expecting a reply, he continued “You’re both looking at me now, right? Well, I didn’t do anything wrong, if Tonye had just kept her annoying mouth shut, she wouldn’t have been insulted, would she?”

    “ Mummy can u hear your son?” Tonye began yelling again “So I should have kept mute while she ignored mummy abi? Mummy can you hear your son? He’s siding that bitch.”

    “I’m not siding anyone, just saying what I saw and Tonye you should watch your mouth, she’s your stepsister, not a bitch.”

    “So you are now saying it's okay for that little nitwit to ignore and disrespect me? Is that what you are saying Tekena?” His mother asked him.

    He sighed, these women could try an angel’s patience “Mummy, that wasn’t what I implied and you know it…look guys, I don’t want trouble, I’ve had a long day, I just want to enjoy my meal before I go to bed. All I meant was since she ignored you, you should have Ignored her in return, simple.” He tried explaining

    “Oh? Now you are telling me how to run my own home abi?”

    “Is this a home?” He snapped back finally losing it, getting to his feet for he’d lost interest in his meal “How do you expect her not to ignore you when you treat her like an animal and not human? You treat her like an outcast and you expect her respect? I’m done for tonight mother, good night!” he said crisply

    “Oh so you are also walking out on me right?” his mom asked, her eyebrows raised in wonder.

    “I’ve lost my appetite and I feel a headache coming on, please excuse me.” He sneered as he left wondering if things were ever going to turn around in the house.
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    Finding Happiness 2

    Tekena hated nights such as this which happened occasionally, his mom and sister hated Deifa’s presence and vice versa, it would have been better for everyone if she moved out but she couldn’t do that. Her late father had decreed in his will that she stay in the house until she was twenty five years and then she could control her money and could do as she wished.

    He’d had a hectic day as it was a Friday and he’d been at his office for a while, working and catching up on some things he’d missed. He was running a post graduate program at the same university Deifa attended which meant his business partner and best friend was left to handle most of the business, filling him in on new developments as they came up.

    He really didn’t like the way his mom treated Deifa, the girl wasn’t the best step daughter a woman could have wished for but surely there had to be a better way to handle things. He’d always had a crush on her since the day he’d seen her, she was a beautiful lady but that didn’t cloud his judgement. His mother had never handled things right with her, in the beginning she’d tried but after years of rebuffs from Deifa, his mother had given up trying and now, didn’t even make an effort anymore.

    He wasn’t sure what exactly his mom should have done but if one really cared about someone, one never stopped trying to get through to the person, right? That was his belief and he knew it wasn’t just because of his feelings for her which were quite intense as he thought about her almost all the time except for when he was working and even then, a fleeting thought might crawl in. He was such a schmuck, an overly infatuated schmuck.

    His step sister was one of the popular females in the school and he suspected that was probably why Tonye envied her so much. She seemed to have it all, looks, money and then fame. The fame had come as a result of winning the university beauty pageant contest in her first year. After that she, along with her closest friend and second runner up at the pageant, Lisa had started a nice club for other hot girls in school like herself and named it ‘Hot Pink’. What they did mostly was organize events, raised funds and created awareness, often to help a cause in the school or some charity. The previous year, they had raised funds to get the computer science department up and running again, just one of their many causes. At other times they organized parties privately for whoever could afford their fees.

    He’d heard guys say their parties and shows were awesome, interesting themes and not forgetting the hot chicks, female members of the club who ushered their events. He was sure even if the parties were major flops, the pretty females at the event would definitely make up for it.

    With all her club duties she managed to do well in her academics but the only dirt to her stunning slate was the loser whom she’d been dating for two years now. Tekena had always wondered why she chose to date a tout out of all guys in the school. Osaro, Deifa’s boyfriend although from a wealthy family was known as one of the worst personalities on campus. Everyone knew he was a cultist and had been in trouble with the school so many times people had lost count, it was only his father’s huge donations to the school and close friendship with the V.C that kept him from being expelled.

    Tekena always wondered what she saw in Osas, he didn’t even treat her well, they fought in public almost everyday, he knew Osas always got her upset; her frustration was always written on her face anytime they had a fight which was almost all the time. He’d seen the sad look on her face when she’d come into the living room that night, she’d definitely had another fight with the idiot, he was sure.

    He usually sneaked glances at her whenever he could, more than once he’d heard her crying lightly in her rooms late at night when she thought no one was awake. He wished he could help out but that was the last thing Deifa wanted, she practically hated him, his mom and Tonye. He’d tried his best to get on better terms with her but the more he’d tried, the worse it had become.

    She’d never approved her father marrying his mother and her hatred for them had begun the day she’d first set eyes on them. He’d tried his best, but what could a guy do when he was continuously shunned and embarrassed. His mother and sister had not even helped, they’d never cared that she kept her distance from them, and when her father had passed on, things had gotten even worse. He’d always silently blamed his mother, as the adult she should have tried harder to earn Deifa’s trust but instead she didn’t seem to care.

    Had it not been for the conditions her father had put in his final will she wouldn’t have hesitated in moving out after her father’s death since living under the same roof with his family was torture for her. Her father’s lawyer who controlled her trust fund until she was twenty five gave her a monthly allowance which Tekena knew was more than enough to take her through the month, she also made some money from the club and her modelling gigs she did once in awhile. She was doing well and he was sure she could depend on herself, she’d done so since her dad had passed away. She wasn’t necessarily troublesome, just a bit stubborn and usually minded her business, ignoring his mom, Tonye and his presence.

    Getting into his room, he slammed his door shut and dropped on the bed before realizing he’d left his plates downstairs for Tonye or one of the maids to clear, something he never did. Anyway since they’d annoyed him, she could do that for him, his bag was also downstairs but he’d collect that later.

    He didn’t have a suite like Deifa did; he just had a large room with a walk in closet and bathroom but he’d tried to make much use of the space. Carving out a little corner for his mini office that had a bookshelf, desk and swivel chair. It was okay for him for now even if he could always move out to a much larger place since his company was doing quite well but he didn’t want to live all in alone in some apartment. Before his mother had married Deifa’s dad, the extremely wealthy late Chief Silva, he’d had to share a room with Tonye where they’d both shared a bunk bed. Thank goodness, those days were long gone now.

    He was so grateful for the change, he lived in a great house now, a large room, a comfortable bed, drove a nice car he’d bought himself, had been able to complete his first degree in the UK sponsored by his step dad, the only thing he wished he had was his step sister’s friendship. He’d been trying for about seven years now and was almost convinced it would never happen.

    His cell phone which was in his pocket began to ring. He brought it out, he didn’t know the number on the screen.


    “Hi Tikky, how you doing?” The voice on the other end said.


    “Hey Angel, I’m good. Whose number is this?” He wondered.

    “It's mine, I just acquired it.” she replied in her usual chirpy voice.

    “Hmmm, and how did you acquire it? I hope it was not Chief Shokoya that gave it to you oh!” He joked, there was no one by that name.

    She laughed “Actually he offered me one, but being the good girl I am I couldn’t accept. I didn’t want to offend a certain someone who is my very good friend.”

    “That’s very good of you, I knew I brought you up well enough.” He said the both of them chuckling at each other’s silliness.

    “Oh my goodness T.K, be serious for once in your life. My Sister, Tonia just returned from the states and got me a phone, and so I have two now, that’s why I got the line.”

    “Alright, how's she by the way?”

    “Doing very well. She asked of you too.”

    “Really? She still remembers me?” he was quite surprised as he’d met her just once a few months back.

    “How wouldn’t she? You’re my tutor, good friend, plus you are so good looking that any girl who just takes a glance at you remembers you for life.”

    He burst into laughter, this was one of the reasons he liked hanging around her, she knew how to get him laughing with her unexpected wit. “Oh my, I’m blushing here”

    “what colour, Purple?” she asked

    “Green actually.”

    “ Hmmm, would have really loved to see you in green, I’m sure you’d look good in it, you’d look good in anything- especially nothing.” her voice dropped low, seductive.

    “huh?” He swallowed

    “You’d look good in nothing most especially.” She repeated slowly as if she wanted him to process every word in his head.

    “Angel…” he started unsure of what to say, “I..I’m not sure you should say those kind of things to me.”

    “Oh please,” she brushed it aside, back to her chirpy self “Stop being prissy, I know you don’t like me enough to go out with me, doesn’t mean I can’t tell you what I feel like, we are still friends after all,abi?”

    He sighed, she said whatever she felt like and never hid her opinion on anything. “Yeah, we are still friends but…”

    “But nothing. I have to go now, see you tomorrow, sleep tight. Mmmuuuaaah,” she kissed him and hung up.

    He stared at the phone in his hand, unsure of what to think next. She got him this way, speechless. He should have been used to it by now but he wasn’t and wasn’t sure he ever would be. She was one of a kind, he was sure he’d have fallen for her easily if his heart hadn’t been occupied by another. If only he could shed away what he felt, he’d dated in the past but he’d never felt for them what he did for his step sister. Sometimes, he wondered if he was a perv to feel this way toward a relative but that would have to be answered some other day because at the moment, he needed to get to sleep as he had to get up early to work on something for a client.
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    “Can you imagine Lisa, that little maggot in that house called me a tramp last night!” Deifa told her closest friend who was seated beside her in the passenger seat of her car. Lisa had hitched a ride to school with her since her own car was at the auto shop for the day.

    “You don't mean it!, Lisa said, her eyes growing wide as saucers. She knew Diefa didn’t get along with her step family and that fights were a common thing in her house but it still shocked her the things that happened under that roof.

    “Hmmm, the girl is really trying herself,” Deifa continued “I had gone in quietly, ignoring the woman and her son, even though I knew I was the topic of discussion as I heard my name when I was outside the door and then she just came in and called me a tramp, just like that!” She explained, keeping her eyes on the road as she drove “Lisa, in the mood I was yesterday I didn’t know when I told her, all her generations to come would all be tramps.”

    Her friend burst into laughter “You said what? that her generations to come would all be tramps?” she repeated and then shook her head “Girl, you’ve got one hell of a bad mouth…how did they react to that?”

    “I don’t know, and I don’t really care,” She shrugged “I just said my own and continued up the stairs, no time for nonsense abeg!”

    “What is wrong with the girl sef? Why doesn’t she just stay on her own? She’s always in your business one way or another,” Lisa asked.

    “ I wonder o, all of them in that house, they are all just so damn annoying. Everyone is so annoying right now,” she complained turning to Lisa, she flashed a quick smile “except for you, sweetheart,” turning back to keep her eyes on the road, she continued “The family lawyer keeps telling me I can’t leave the house, or else blah blah blah would happen and then, there’s Osas, being his annoying, irrational self again!” she shook her head, sighing.

    Lisa wasn’t surprised at that last bit of news “What did that your idiot boyfriend do this time?” the two quarreled at least once every day, they were not supposed to be together, she just didn’t understand why Deifa stuck with such a low life.

    Deifa took her eyes briefly off the road again, this time giving Lisa a warning look “Don’t call Osas an idiot, he’s my boyfriend.”

    “yeah….. and that’s one of the greatest mysteries on earth, how light and darkness could become boyfriend and girlfriend…. Deifa don’t you get it? You guys aren’t compatible and that’s why you are always fighting.”

    “ I love him so much” Deifa said quietly “you’ll never get it but we are very much in love.”

    “No Deifa,” Lisa countered “you think you love him, try someone else and I’m sure you’d see what a loser he is, gosh! for someone intelligent you could be really dense sometimes, no offense abeg!”

    “ For goodness sake Lise, can you just get off my case already, Osas and i love and understand each other perfectly, so please butt out!” Deifa finally snapped. Lisa just loved to go on and on about this but she could never understand.

    Lisa raised her hands in surrender, realizing she might have pushed her friend too far “Okay, okay, butting out of your relationship! Do you want to talk about what he did this time?”

    Deifa’s shoulders slumped “Its this issue with that Mirabel abi Mira or whatever her name is called, I asked him again yesterday evening, if he was seeing her and he took offense. He just lost his cool and began yelling, calling me all sorts of names in public!”

    Lisa raised a brow “Shocker,” she muttered sarcastically.

    Deifa glared at her “Lisa?”

    “What? Are you surprised he acted the way he did? he’s your boyfriend, you should know him better than I do, right?” Lisa sneered

    “Seriously Lisa, maybe I shouldn't have said anything, cause it's the same thing you do every time….. you never hesitate to tell me what a low life you think Osas is.” Deifa said rubbing her brow as if to ward off a growing headache.

    It was at the tip of Lisa’s tongue to reply Deifa, telling her that Osas was the lowest of some of the lowlives she could have picked for a boyfriend but refrained from it, it would only upset her more and so she decided to let it go.

    Calmly, she said instead “Didi….. if everyone says he’s seeing her then he really is, why won't you just believe that?”

    Deifa groaned “I need solid proof, not hearsay Lisa”

    “Okay…” she tried from another angle “but even if he isn’t cheating on you, he doesn’t treat you well, he insults you and has even hit you before, so why are you still with this guy?”

    “Just once, Lise! that was a one time thing, it’s never happened again, and he’s always sorry when he calms down. He just has a quick temper, you can’t blame him for that, that’s just the way he is.”

    Lisa sighed resignedly “you keep making excuses for him, Didi. You are one the most popular personalities in school, you’re good looking, intelligent, you certainly could do much much better, why Osas?”

    “That’s it Alissa, you’ll never understand. can we put aside my relationship issues and focus on the charity auction we have coming up soon”

    Lisa knew her friend was running, trying to hide behind the preparations for the event when she very well knew it was going well but Lisa decided to oblige her without complaining. She had given her enough to think about for one day, she would save the rest for some other time. “ It's all going to plan, Didi, venue, guest list, sponsors, it's all going real good.”

    “Great, it's in a few weeks time and I want it to be perfect, how bout the IV’s?”

    “ I had Alissa send them all out last night. The next part is getting interested guys for the auction, Lara is compiling a list, she’ll brief us when she’s done.”

    They talked some more about the planning until Deifa’s phone began to ring, she picked it up to glance quickly at the screen, to see Osas’s number. guiltily she exchanged glances with Lisa, she didn’t want to pick it with Lisa there, clearly he was calling back to apologize, like he usually did whenever he’d calmed down after a fight.

    “The beast calling beauty,” Lisa commented snidely

    “Oh shut up.” Deifa said before picking the call, putting it on speaker since she was driving. Osas’s voice came up on the speakers of her car and suddenly she felt giddy, forgiving and forgetting the fight they’d had the day before.

    “Hello sunshine,” he said.

    Lisa rolled her eyes unconvinced at his phony endearment, mouthing silently “loser,”

    Deifa ignored her “hello,” She replied blandly intending not to give in so easily, He’d really humiliated and annoyed her the day before.

    “ Sweetheart,” he called softly “are you still pissed?”

    “Take a wild guess Osas.” She replied still bland.

    “Sweety you should know me and my temper, I didn’t mean any of what I said yesterday. I’m so sorry sweetie, you know how much I love you. I didn’t mean any of it, honest.”

    He was getting to her again, she could feel her heart melting like wax “ Osas, you insulted me in the presence of your friends, you said some really mean things, you expect me to just forget about it all like that? You hurt me real deep Osas.”

    “honey cake, I’m so sorry love, I’ll make it up to you. Just let me know how.”

    Deifa rolled her eyes “It's Okay, I’ll call you later, I’m driving now.”

    “I want to see you by 7.00 pm, I’ll be at A – lounge bar in Wuse.”

    “ I’m not sure I’ll be through with what I’m doing by then but I’ll call u back to let you know.”

    “Deifa,” his tone became gruff, “I’ve apologized a million and one times already, what more do you want me to do? This is what you do that gets me so mad, You want me to crawl on my knees for you or what?”

    The abrupt change in his tone shocked Deifa, even Lisa jumped, an instant frown of confusion creasing her brow “what are you talking about Osaro? I accepted your apology.”

    “Indeed! So why are you now putting me on hold, what’s that all about Deifa? I put aside my male pride and called you up but you are still acting like the stuck up bitch you are.”

    “Ha!” Lisa’s jaw dropped

    “Osas, what's your problem? You know I’ve got a lot of stuff to do with this gig coming up, I told you I was busy and meant it so why are you insulting me like this?” she asked exasperated.

    “You can put all that aside and attend to me first. I come first not your stupid club and all the other irrelevant things you are always doing. Look I want to see you by 7.00 pm, get that into your stuck up little head.” With that he hung up.

    Lisa was still shocked but managed to say “what just happened?”

    Deifa shook her head bringing up a hand, trying to hold off Lisa from speaking “Lisa please I don’t want to hear anything now.”

    “ Well too bad but I’m not going to shut up this time. What is wrong with him for goodness sake?”she asked “ He’d not even finished his apologies for yesterday before he started insulting you again? What sort of animal are you dating Deifa? What does this guy have that you love so much?”

    “Every relationship has its ups and downs, Lisa” Deifa muttered quietly

    “Yes, ups and downs not downs only. Didi, this relationship isn’t healthy, it's draining you emotionally, there are awesome guys who will treat you like a princess. Not that ruffian who acts like a barbarian.”

    “ Alissa, I’ve heard enough, thank you. Leave me and my boyfriend alone please, we’ll sort ourselves out” Deifa said giving her friend a look that said it was over but Alissa hadn’t quite finished yet.

    “Deifa, I won’t sit back and watch that thug treat you this way. If I do I’m not a true friend. I’ll tell you what I think, that your so called boyfriend is a bloody thug and he treats you with not a single ounce of respect all the time and you say you love him,” She scoffed “I don’t understand you at all, do you enjoy being treated this way? Are you a masochist or what?”

    Deifa was forced to grunt at Lisa’s accusation of her being masochistic “Lisa you won't understand. You don’t know the real him, he’s really great, it's just his quick temper.”

    “If I didn’t know you better, I’d have said you were masochistic. Deifa I think-“

    “look we are finally here” Deifa said cutting off her friend mid sentence as she parked the car in a space in the parking lot. They were now at the offices they rented on campus for their business.

    She was thankful for the distraction that work would give her and finally a chance to distance herself from Lisa, who never hesitated to misjudge her boyfriend.

    Everything was going well for her, she was one of the most popular people in the school, she made quite a good sum of money from modelling, and she had a substantial allowance every month but money or popularity didn’t mean happiness. Osaro who was supposed to be the love of her life, the only guy she’d ever dated in her life brought her so much pain. She loved him so much but he always found a way to make her unhappy at least once a week but he was always sorry after it all.

    Nobody understood Osaro as she did, he was a nice guy, treated her really good when he was in a good mood. She loved him so much and didn’t care what anyone else said about him, he was a great guy just a bit misunderstood.

    As she was about to walk through the entrance into the building, Lisa who had come around the car, pulled her aside.

    “I’m going to let this issue drop for now but it's not the end of it, trust me.” She said before walking in ahead of her.

    Deifa rolled her eyes in exasperation. Why wouldn’t she just let this matter alone? It wasn’t like he was her own boyfriend sef, why was she so concerned?

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    Osas prided himself on his ruggedly handsome good looks. He could get any damn girl he pleased so why did Deifa act like she could boss him around? The girl just loved getting on his nerves. He’d decided to call her up pretending to be sorry as he always did, for the insults he’d reigned on her the day before because he knew if he didn’t do it she wouldn’t have bothered calling him. He shouldn’t have even bothered because she’d annoyed him again telling him she’d been busy. No girl could be too busy for him, he expected that whenever he called a girl she’d drop everything to be with him.

    He could have chosen any other girl to be his girlfriend but he’d chosen her. She wasn’t just like every other girl, she had spunk, beauty, quite intelligent, from a very well to do home. she would have been perfect, if not for her attitude. She was too assertive, challenged and defied him at every turn. He would have walked away had it not been that he;d vested too much in the relationship to walk off now. He wasn’t leaving without popping that cherry she’d been guarding so preciously.

    When they had begun dating three years back, he hadn’t minded her request that they abstain from sex, he’d only be concerned at clinching her as a girlfriend, thereby garnering the envy of the other guys in school. He’d believed with time, she’d loosen up and they would seal the deal but she hadn’t. There was no way he was ending the relationship without having a taste of her, he’d been very patient with her, and he deserved the reward.

    She was still the most beautiful girl in school even though she’d won the contest four years before. She was popular and all the guys wanted her but she’d chosen him out of them all, because she’d found him more interesting than the others. Instead of pining after her and begging for her love like the other guys had done, he’d treated her with indifference like he hadn’t cared, which he hadn’t and still didn’t anyway. He was with her just because the other guys on campus envied him because of her and because of the long awaited cherry. He would have her one way or another but for now he decided to get some other chick to while away his time with.

    He decided on Mira, that one would have his time. She and Deifa were rivals and as different as night and day. Deifa was reserved and carried herself with quiet pride while Mira was a noisy girl who didn’t give a damn about anyone or anything. She was as free as the wind, and unlike Deifa who fought with him all the time, he and Mira got along perfectly well.

    She picked up on the second ring “Hey baby,” she said “how you doing? Been expecting your call.”

    “oh really,” he asked “ and why’s that?”

    She laughed sultrily “ Do you need to ask? we always have a blast whenever we’re together, or is it only me who has all the fun? the last time was even more awesome than the rest.”

    He smiled remembering, they’d gone clubbing and had ended up in his apartment, the night hadn’t been bad. “ I had a great time, that’s why I’m calling you now.”

    “ Finally got some space from the boss lady?”

    “ Hey, she’s not my boss alright? I just want something different tonight. So are you up for tonight? I’m at the A-lounge bar at 7 pm.”

    “ Sweet heart, 7p.m’s too late, where you at right now?”

    “ My apartment, care to join me?”

    “sure honey, get set, I’m on my way right this second, see ya” she said cutting off the call.

    Osas smiled, now here was a girl after his heart, too bad she was known as the schools tramp.

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    Deifa was sunbathing at the poolside trying to relax by listening to her IPod but wasn’t succeeding. Thoughts of Osaro filled her head, she’d been avoiding his calls since she’d caught him red handed with that tart Mira at the A- Lounge bar. Who would have thought that changing her mind to surprise that lying cheating boyfriend of hers would end up surprising her instead? He’d called her over a million times since but she wasn’t ready to listen to him yet.

    The question plaguing her since was what Lisa had asked her after she’d told her the news of what she’d seen with her own two eyes.

    Did she still feel so strongly for him? She hadn’t had an answer right at that moment and she still didn’t have one yet. She felt anger, she was really pissed for being foolish but did she hate him? she wasn’t sure yet, needed more time to confirm that.

    “ Hey, resting beauty.” Lisa’s voice rang in front of her.

    Opening her eyes, she saw from beneath her sunglasses, her friend standing in front of her seriously dressed up “where are you going looking hot like this?” Deifa asked as she sat up

    “ The Nigerian fashion show thing tonight. I have to look my best, I plan on getting me one of these big boys in town”

    Deifa rolled her eyes “Don’t waste your time with all that, just tell me the guy you want and he’s yours. You know I have every big boy in my pocket.”

    “Yeah right, and how you’re still with a loser baffles me.”

    “Please Lisa don’t remind me, I’m trying to clear my head here.”

    “The only way to really clear your head is pick his call and tell him it's over so that you become free.” Lisa said as she took the seat next to Defa’s.

    “Can you just not talk about my issues for now? Would you like something to eat or drink?”

    Lisa was tempted to tell her friend that she avoided confronting her problems head on but decided to stop, she was enjoying the view of Tekena and his male friends playing basketball opposite them in the basket ball court.

    They were playing shirtless.“ No, I’m fine, thanks. I Just had lunch with Matthew...." Her voice trailed before she spoke up again, "but Deifa, this your step brother Tekena has a great body, the guy is so fine. Have you noticed?”

    Deifa stared at her friend like she’d gone crazy. This wasn’t the first time Lisa had made such a comment but her friend had just had lunch with a potential boyfriend to be. “ How can you think about another guy's body just after having lunch with a guy whom you claim to like so much?”

    “ Oh please Didi, if Tikky asked me out you think I’d be having lunch with anyone else? If possible that same day I might end up in his room” she said laughing.

    “Alissa!!” Deifa said shocked at her friend

    “What?” Lisa asked her back “ Oh please Deifa, just look at his creamy skin, handsome ruggedly chiseled features, he’s so tall and those abs.... I want to just run my hands over them. With those large hands – look at the way he holds that big ball with just one hand, with those kind of large hands I’m sure he’s well endowed in some places, you know what I mean?”

    Deifa could almost not believe what her friend was saying, but this was Lisa, she spoke her mind. “Lisa I’ve heard quite enough, thank you. If you want to know how well endowed he is why don’t you go find out?”

    “ I would if you’d just introduce us but you won't. Gosh he’s so sexy.”

    Deifa put her sunglasses back on and tried to go back to her relaxing position on the reclining chair. “Just stop ogling his abs so much before he thinks you’re some kind of freak.”

    “ Didi I’m seriously trying but I can’t take my eyes off him. Who’s that chick that is watching them? I see her a lot around him.”

    Deifa shrugged as she looked at the girl “Don’t know, don’t care.” She replied although she knew the girl who usually was around Tekena most times. Maybe she was his girlfriend, what was her business?

    “ I would have said she’s his girlfriend but there doesn’t seem to be any chemistry between them. From him towards her anyway. You can see she’s completely smitten by him with the way she follows him around, I don’t blame her sha, that guy is fine.” She said adding a lot of emphasis on ‘fine’.

    “ Why don’t you follow them to his room then you’ll see that chemistry will appear from nowhere.” Deifa said smiling at her own joke.

    “ Are you serious?” Lisa abruptly turned on her “Have you heard them doing it?”

    “ Oh please Lisa, get a hold of yourself you sound like a randy dog. I was just joking.”

    Just then the ball from the basket ball court was thrown into the pool beside them. Deifa and Lisa shrieked as cool water splashed on both of them. Tekena came running in from the basket ball court and dived into the water going to retrieve the ball. When he got it he came out of the water but instead of walking toward the ball court he went towards the girls.

    ‘What does he want now?’ Deifa wondered not able to help her eyes which travelled down the length of his lean muscular body, the water glistening on his body.

    Deifa agreed with Lisa, he was quite good looking. Her eyes were shielded behind dark glasses so he couldn’t know she was analysing his body.

    “ Hello Ladies.” He greeted when he reached them “sorry about the splash, Hope you didn't get too wet?”

    Deifa kept mute, ignoring him, why was he even talking to her?

    “ Oh no problem, we’re fine thanks.” Lisa replied smiling as brightly as the sun. He smiled back at her. “ I’m Lisa,” she said extending her hand.

    “ I know” he replied taking her hand in a handshake “I’m Tekena, but my friends call me Tikki”

    “ You know I’m Lisa?” Lisa asked unbelievably

    “ Yeah, you’re quite popular in school besides you’re a friend of Deifa’s so of course I know you.”

    “wow, I didn’t.. I didn’t know you knew me. Nice meeting you, maybe we can talk some other time, your friends seem to need your company.”

    “oh no, they just need the ball but I’ll be going. So… see you sometime?” he asked still smiling that boyish charming smile that irked Deifa.

    “Sure” she replied Lisa's own smile hitting 200 watts.

    He turned and left with his friends playfully calling him names like ‘woman wrapper’ and 'Ashewo'.

    Immediately he was out of earshot Lisa turned on her friend “OMG, I just became friends with your hot Step brother after all these years, can you believe it? Did you see those slash cheek dimples? And how those narrow sexy sultry eyes crinkled even narrower as he smiled at me? Gosh your step bro is a god, I swear my legs melted, it's like I just died.

    Such pink full lips on a guy, wow, I’ve never seen him this close up before...I think I’m in love. Watch out Didi, I’m going to be at your house everyday from now on, hell I’m sleeping over tonight, that boy is going to be mine!!” Lisa declared.

    Deifa watched the drama amusedly, as she asked, “and Matthew?”

    “ There were no sparks there so it's best for the both of us if we end it."

    Deifa knew how easily Lisa got crazy about guys and how easily she lost interest in them too. She wasn’t going to say anything, she knew this feeling with Tekena wouldn’t last.

    “And Didi?” her friend called.

    Deifa rolled her eyes from behind her glasses “ Yes Lisa,”

    “ I think I saw the outline of his you know what underneath those wet shorts, it looked every bit as impressive as I’d thought it would be.”

    “Oh for goodness sakes!!” Deifa exclaimed acting like she hadn’t noticed it too.

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    The boss is at it again, kudos to you @Pejuamadi
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    Nice story I really enjoyed reading
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    Keep watching the thread for regular updates from da boss.
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    Thanks, glad you liked it,more updates later today.
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    Da boss, lol.
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    Loool. #teamlisa.

    Well done ma'am. I'm soooo following
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    Pleaaaseeee update
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    Please still waiting for updates
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    She is already working on the update.
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    sorry guys...the holidays are crazy and I've been quite busy with so much to do... But I will update today. Promise.
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    “ So Angela, it's getting quite late. I want to go lock the gate, do you want me to drop you off at home or do you plan on staying over?” Tekena asked his friend Angie who had her head buried in textbooks; he had been putting her through a tough math course. She was really bad with maths but really tried her best to understand it.

    “ I don’t feel like going home today, this quiz is in two days time, would really appreciate it if we could go through these questions some more till I get it into this thick skull of mine”

    “Okay then, I’ll go lock the gate now, when I’m back we’ll go through it some more. Would you like me to get you anything on my way back?”

    She smiled “ Tikki, your mom just forced me to finish my plate of food, I don’t have space for anything else.”

    “ Not even a drink? A coke, juice, even Water?”

    She rolled her eyes “If you want to get me something, get me alcohol for the both of us so maybe we could get nasty tonight.”

    Tekena burst into laughter at her reply as he shook his head. “You’re crazy, Angela”

    She smiled back “I know, now go so that I can get on with these questions.”

    “ Yes, your highness.” He replied as he shut the door behind him. Angela was a crazy girl, not like your normal everyday girl and that was probably why he liked her so much.

    It was sort of his duty to confirm from the security guard that the gate had been locked for the night. He could have called but the walk in the cool night air would do him good. He had been holed up for a while with Angie and some fresh air would be good.

    He was sure everyone was home including Deifa who usually came back really late. He’d noticed since she’d been having problems with her boyfriend she’d been coming in earlier than usual so Osas was probably the one who kept her out late.

    Thinking about Deifa, he recalled his encounter with her and her friend that afternoon. He and his male friends had purposely thrown the ball into the pool to splash water on them but they’d been so involved in whatever they’d been saying to notice.

    Deifa had been tormenting all the boys with her perfect body clad in just a bikini top and bottom, barely covered in a short transparent gown. The guys playing hadn't been able to concentrate enough to play, so they’d decided to grab her attention instead and see what would happen.

    Tikki had gained from the prank, he’d finally met Deifa’s right hand girl and closest friend, Lisa. She seemed really okay and didn’t show any sign of resentment toward him unlike her friend. He hoped they could become good friends, that might probably open a door towards being friends with his step sis.


    He turned to see his mom coming out from the kitchen, what was she doing in there? She never cooked, that was done by the cook they had in the house.

    “Yup mom?” he answered

    “Where are you off to? Has your friend left?”

    “Nope, she’s upstairs. I just want to confirm that the gate has been locked. What were you doing in the kitchen?”

    His mom frowned “What do you mean? Can I not go into my own kitchen again?”

    “No, it's not that, just that you don’t cook or clean so what are you doing there?”

    “I was giving the cook and maids orders for tomorrow.” she replied before asking, “Angela is your girlfriend, isn’t she? I was asking Tonye but she said she wasn’t sure, that you’ve always denied her being your girlfriend.”

    “No mom, she’s not my girlfriend, if she were, I would let you know.” Tekena told his mom wondering what this was about.

    She raised an eyebrow “she’s not your girlfriend and she sleeps over almost all the time.”

    “She’s a friend that I help to study, and when we are studying she prefers sleeping over, that doesn’t mean anything... We are not that way.”

    “What way?” she asked with a knowing look and Tekena doubted she believed him.

    “In a girlfriend boyfriend way. Mom I'm serious, if she were my girlfriend you would know.”

    His mom nodded but he saw the mocking way she looked at him, she didn’t believe a word he’d just said, he wasn’t even sure she’d been listening. “Anyway, I still trust that you are smart enough to use protection when..”

    “Mom!” he shrieked cutting her off feeling really embarrassed “Mom pleaaaase, nothing like that is going on in my room, okay?”

    “hmm, a pretty girl sleeps in your room all night and you’re telling me nothing goes on”

    “Mom, I can't do anything to a girl against her wish and we are not like that, seriously.”

    “Tekena, that girl will do anything you wish her to do, she’s sleeping over in your room, she’s asking for trouble. Don’t be so naïve to think she came to study with you.”

    Now that he thought about it he didn’t need to answer these his mom's questions, It wasn’t her business whatever went on in his bedroom anyway and she had chosen not to accept what he was telling her. He decided to leave before she further embarrassed him with her crazy insinuations.

    “Whatever mom, fact is angie and I are just good friends, so please remove all rotten thoughts from your head. I’m going to lock the gate.”

    “Okay o, just friends indeed, one day breeze go blow and fowl yansh go open” she said to his retreating back.

    Whatever, he thought to himself wondering what kind of mother he had, everybody had normal mothers while his own mom was quite strange. He got out the front door and was about jogging down to the gate when he heard raised voices arguing.

    One of which was definitely Deifa’s. It was coming from the garden behind the house, deciding to see who she was talking with he snuck to the back.

    “Look Deifa, I asked you to come see me and you told me you weren’t coming, Mira happened to be at the place so we got talking, that was all that happened. Why are you getting so worked up over nothing?”

    Tekena heard Osas's voice.

    “Talking involved her on your lap abi? Or was I seeing double? Osaro, I’ve heard enough of your lies, please leave my house.” She turned to go toward the house but he grabbed her arm.

    “Leave me alone, Osaro I’m done talking with you.”

    “well I’m not done with you yet. You will listen to what I have to say.”

    “No I will not! It's over between us, there’s nothing left to say, now leave my arm.”

    “I’m not leaving your arm till I want to and it's not over till I say it is, do you get that?”

    “Am I your prisoner or slave or what? Wake up Osaro, you don’t own me! Now leave my arm!” she tried to jerk her arm but he was holding so tight she hurt herself in the process “ Ow, you’re hurting me, leave my arm, you lying, cheating bastard.”

    Osaro laughed “Leave you or what? What can you do?”

    “I’ll scream for help, you’re in my house remember?”

    “I’ll muffle your screams with my kisses” he replied.

    “I’d rather kiss a snake than let you kiss me.”

    Osaro laughed again “Deifa, when will you learn? You can't do anything I don’t want you to? I own you girl, you belong to me, I’ve just allowed you some space to call some shots these past years and it seems it's gotten into your head and now you think you’re some sort of boss but I own you, girl.”

    What a psycho, Tekena thought to himself. Was he high on some kind of drug or something, what planet was this guy living on?

    “You’re sick Osaro; you should get your head checked. Look I’m done talking now leave me the hell alone!” she jerked her arm again and this time she got away from Osas and tried walking away but he went after her and got her. Pushing her to the wall he held her there.

    “Leave me alone, Osas.” She told him

    “ Or what? Look it's not over till I say it is! Do you understand?”

    “No I don’t.” she pushed him off and tried to walk away but this time her grabbed her and slapped her across the face.

    “Osas!” she shrieked touching her palm to her cheek.“How dare you?”

    “You don’t walk away when I’m talking to you, you get that! Next time you disrespect me I’ll beat crap out of you!”

    Tekena had seen enough, this psychopath couldn’t just come into Deifa’s house and treat her like this. He decided to step in.

    “Hey, It's time for you to leave!” he said.

    Osaro turned to look at him “Stay out of our business!”

    Tekena didn’t want to cause anymore trouble but he was determined to get Osaro out of the compound right then. Assessing him from top to bottom, he was sure he could definitely take him up on a fight and beat him if he asked for it.

    “You’re assaulting her in her own house; I suggest you get out right now before I throw you out!”

    “ Oh yeah? Let me see what you’ve got.” Osas said as he rushed him trying to take him by surprise but Tekena was ready for him.

    He let Osas rush at him but feinted to the right just in time to turn and hold him in a sleeper hold, one arm around his neck. Osas was powerless, he twisted and turned but his strength was no match for Tekena’s. In that grip Tekena dragged him to the gates, opened them and threw him out. He fell on his back as all his strength had been sapped from him.

    Without another word, Tekena locked the gate and made his way back to the house. He was waylaid at the door by Deifa.

    “Look Mr macho man, I didn’t ask for your help and I suggest you stay out of my business next time.”

    “You’re welcome.” He replied her sarcastically.

    “Well you’re not,” she replied him “Next time walk away and let me handle my business. If you are looking for someone to beat up, go to the garage, there are many touts who want to flex their muscles like you.”

    Tekena might have feelings for her but he won’t take this trash talk from her. He’d helped her get away from her psycho boyfriend and the thanks he got were insults.

    “Next time little miss ice princess, I’ll let your psycho-pathetic boyfriend slap you around all he wants, no problem. I can see how you two fit; you’re both cold heartless people, only a cold masochist could be with someone like your boyfriend. I wish you two all the best.”

    He said before walking away. If the two of them had kids they would be the Hitlers of the next generation, the thought making him chuckle as he walked off leaving her to stare at his back. Knowing his insults had sunk deep into her, he was glad. She needed to learn who her allies were and who she should avoid.

    He hoped she knew better now than to make up with that animal whom she called a boyfriend. Beauty and the beast, he thought to himself. What did she really find attractive in a guy most people avoided? This was a guy who was a renowned cultist and obviously didn’t care an ounce about her.

    For crying out loud the guy had been slapping her around, how much more daft could a girl be?

    “Hey! Look, you don’t know me, Dr. Phil so You can keep your prognosis to yourself okay? And please avoid budging into my affairs in future, I mean it!” She warned him wagging her finger at him.

    He shrugged “Gladly!”

    “ Good!” and with that she whiffed past him, walking to the front door with hurried steps.

    He shamelessly ogled her from the back. Her long shapely legs exposed under the short jean shorts she was wearing. Beautiful hot legs, for a second he imagined them wrapped around him and cursed himself for it.

    Bad idea! The brief thought had instantly gotten him hard, the girl would be the death of him, he cursed silently.

    He trailed her into the house where she took the stairs that led to her wing of the house while he went to his room.
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    In his room, Angela had the Television on and was watching a music channel.

    “Welcome back, runaway tutor! What took you so long?” Angela asked adjusting her position on the couch.

    “Deifa and her man problems.” He replied

    “What? What happened?” She sat up now as she asked.

    He shrugged, “nothing serious that needs worrying about. Why’s the TV on? Thought we were working on maths earlier?”

    “Yeah, you took a while, I got bored and so TV!” She said with a sheepish grin.

    “Okay then, kindly turn it off, we don’t need distractions.” He told her not in the mood to return her smile, he was still quite pissed from how his step sister had acted after he had helped her.

    “But this is wizkid's new video, I’ve not watched it before, it looks so-“

    “Turn it off!” He snapped at her

    She looked up at him surprised, he also paused surprised at himself.

    “Whoa!” She exclaimed “Chilax okay?” She pressed a button on the remote control and the screen went blank.

    “sorry” He said gruffly, Deifa had definitely gotten to him. He moved to the study area of the large room where they’d been sitting earlier.

    She followed behind him. “Hey! Tikky, Are you sure you’re fine?”

    “Yeah," he turned to her, “ nothing a little derivation can't solve. Where did we stop?” He searched their notes silently praying she wouldn’t pursue it.

    She didn’t. “Chapter five,” was all she said as she sat down on the seat.

    “Ok." He took the seat beside hers. “ So what don’t you understand about this equation?”

    “Right now I’m more interested in knowing what's gotten you in such a grouchy mood.” She started again stubbornly.

    “For the love of God, Angie! Could you please drop it, I don’t want to talk about anything. We are meant to be studying, not discussing things that won't benefit anyone” He told her “Please drop it okay?”

    She held his gaze “You don’t know that!”

    “Know what?” he asked

    “That talking about it won't be beneficial. You never talk when it comes to your sister, you-“

    “Step sister” he corrected “and who said anything about her?”.

    She continued “ You just get so close mouthed. Like…like.. you are ashamed of your feelings or something.” She began pacing the room “I’m your friend Tikky, I see your feelings for her like it's written on your forehead, it's not difficult to see. I care about you Tikky, and it would do no harm talking, maybe I could even help you with ….I don’t know… ideas?”

    “Ideas?” He asked raising a brow.

    “I’m a girl Tekena, in case you haven’t noticed” she rolled her eyes “I could help with some insight on how to get her to like you.”

    “Hmm” He crossed his arms around his chest “Don’t you think it's even wrong for me to feel that way toward my step sis, our parents were married?” There! It was out! One of the questions bugging him all along.

    Angie shrugged “As far as you’re not related by blood, I don’t think it matters.”

    “You sure?” He asked

    “ Hey for me, it's not a problem, I don’t care about what anyone else thinks.” Angela replied “The problem is that she clearly hates your guts.”

    Tikky grunted “It looks that bad, doesn’t it?”

    Angela nodded “and you get all puppy eyed and soft when she’s around, Like you’re in awe of her or something, what I wouldn’t give to be in her shoes.”

    “You see, that’s another problem” He pointed at her “How do you expect me to talk about a girl I like to you when I know how you feel about me, it's not fair”

    “I’m not complaining Tikky.”

    “You might not be but I know what's right and what isn’t. Let's get back to our books” he turned back to the desk.

    “Tikky, “ she called him back but he didn’t turn.

    “Books Angie, playtime is up.”

    She sighed “Such a pigheaded thick skulled stubborn guy!” She muttered not too quietly, for him to hear.

    He turned back to her “What did you call me?” he asked.

    “Nothing.” She responded quickly, biting her lip and keeping herself from smiling.

    Playfully she got up from the seat and moved away from him, giving them distance.

    He got up and slowly advanced on her “I heard you say something.”

    She continued retreating backwards as she feigned confusion. “You did? Why you must be mistaken!”

    Despite his best efforts, he couldn’t help a small tug of a smile at the corner of his lips at her play acting skills.

    “I’m quite sure I heard you call me a pigheaded, thick-skulled and stubborn person?” with the last word he closed the gap between them and lifted her petite frame easily over his shoulder. She shrieked.

    “Put me down, Tikky!”

    “Not until you apologise!”

    “Apologise!” She scoffed “that’s for wimps.”

    “Angela apologise this very second or I’ll take you across my knee and give you the spanking of your life” He warned.

    “Oh no, Please no spanking! I promise to be good, I do” she said, her voice like a little kid's.

    Tekena couldn’t help the laughter that took over him “you’re something else, Angela.”

    Sitting on the bed, he brought her down to sit beside him. She was smiling, obviously glad to be the reason for his mirth.

    “And I can be much more if you let me.” She whispered, looking shyly at her hands. "I can make you happy all the time."
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    Tipping her chin up slightly with his hand, he looked into her eyes and saw all the things he knew he could never be to her. She was such a lively and wonderful girl, he didn’t want to break her heart or spoil the great friendship they shared. Taking this further would most likely result in an unhappy ending, he was almost sure of it. It wouldn’t be fair to her.

    “Angela….” he started but she cut him off.

    “Don’t give me the speech Tikky, heard it a million and one other times before. Just….” She turned to face him, grasping his hands she asked “Why don’t you give it a shot, give us a shot? There's no harm in at least trying, is there? You’ve not really tried to… to like me, you’ve just concluded that it won't ever work out.”

    “I’m afraid, Angela!” He told her honestly.

    “of what?”

    “You deserve someone who will fall helplessly in love with you, I don’t think I can fulfil what you really want. Would that be fair to you?”

    “Tikky, you’re all I want, all I need, I tell you. Smart, so considerate and loving even when you aren't conscious of it. You always consider others first before yourself….the list is endless tikky. You need to atleast give us a chance or don’t you find me even a little bit attractive?”

    He did, he couldn’t lie about that. She had a great figure although on the petite side, wasn’t bad looking at all, she was hot and he’d definitely lusted after her a few times which was normal as a guy but that didn’t mean he had to pursue her. Tekena wanted a meaningful relationship, he wasn’t the fling type.

    “I do but then-“

    “No buts, Tikky. Lets start from there, we’ll take it easy I promise.”

    “But what if it turns into a disaster and then we loose our friendship, which is what will most likely happen.” He told her. "I value what we have and I really don't want it to get destroyed."

    “Okay, can we make a promise to never ever stop being friends whatever happens?” She asked.

    He smiled “You sure that will work?”

    She shrugged “It’s a promise, we have to keep it, like it or yes!”

    “Hmmmm” He ran it all through his mind quickly. He really liked her as a friend and even though he seriously doubted he could feel more for her, maybe it was worth trying? “So how does the agreement go?”

    “Okay,” She raised her right palm, smiling now, she said, “I, Angela solemnly swear to take Tekena as my trial…em…boyfriend?” her eyes were questioning, he nodded urging her on “and promise to still remain friends even if things turn ugly. So help me God.”

    He laughed “Are you sure you haven’t done this before? I don’t think I could have come up with a better one myself.”

    “Very funny, Tikky, its your turn now.... Say it like you mean it.”

    " Okay, " He repeated her words exchanging his name with hers hoping he was making a good decision.

    “Okay, now we shall seal it with a kiss.” She added with a sheepish grin.

    “Hey! Is this an attempt to steal a kiss from me, Angie?” He asked

    “What if it is, is it working?” She asked.

    He smiled “maybe…depends, what kind of kiss, a chaste one or a wet one?”

    “Ewwwww Tikky, do you have to gross out the moment?" She frowned, but still smiling.

    “What? I was just asking to know which one to do, is that a bad thing?”

    She laughed “Just let it flow, you don’t have to preplan it.”

    “Okay,” he said and without giving her a warning, he pulled her to him, planning on a chaste one but when his lips met her soft inviting one slightly parted from her gasp of surprise, he couldn’t deny his tongue a taste of hers. She welcomed him in gladly and Tikky immediately felt that rush of excitement and lust that usually followed. He wasn’t a monk after all, his body obviously didn’t share any of the reservations his heart did. He could want her even though he didn’t have deep feelings for her.

    She’d leaned into him now, and he couldn't help but deepen the kiss. It had been a while, but he didn't want to go far and so he restricted his hands to her arms even though his head told him to explore her body a little.

    It was hard to resist, especially as her breasts pressed on to him and he suspected she wouldn't resist his touch but this was still too soon for him.

    With a sigh, he broke off the kiss.

    She opened her eyes, slightly aroused. “Sorry Tikky I got carried away.” She said creating some distance between them.

    “No need to apologise, I almost did also but common sense prevailed." He smiled at her putting an arm around her shoulder and pulling her to him. "If I'd known kissing you could be like that, I would have kissed you a long time ago."

    She smiled back “You know all the right things to say to a girl, Tekena. You’re a good guy, a girl would be crazy not to fight for you. So we’re doings this? Giving it a try at least?”

    He nodded, this time with much more conviction “Yes we are GG, Yes we are!”
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