05 Jul Bumped…. (Episode finale)
Tade was shocked by my outburst and surprised that I could raise my voice in anger at him. All the while we dated I never raised my voice in anger at him, not even when he cheated. I was always calm, calm enough to listen to his lies. Not this time though, I can’t take any more of his lies. In his words, ‘I deserve better’… periodtt.
“Okay, I’ll go. I see you’re tired and need rest, but while at it, please think about us”….he said before leaving. I slammed the door after him without giving him any replies.. not that he deserved one. Sitting down, I thought back to when Tade and I met. We met at the party of a mutual friend… he walked up to me and asked to get my number. I was reluctant at first in giving him my number, but eventually I gave in and that was it.
I had a really nice long sleep until the aroma from the kitchen hit my nose and woke me. That certainly has to be Ella… I said. I strongly believe whoever said girls from delta state are good cooks, meant Ella. Ella cooks anything and everything and this is me being modest about her kitchen skills. I walked into the kitchen, already expecting a sermon from Ella. She looked at me and simply turned around and hissed. I walked to where she was standing and gave her a back hug.. I mean who doesn’t love back hugs right?
“You couldn’t return my calls or reply my text messages? Is that how to treat your best friend”….Ella said looking angry. “I’m so sorry, nothing justifies the way I acted I know but I missed you so much”…..I said smiling and tickling her. “You missed me yet you didn’t return my calls or reply my texts”… Ella said.
“You better give me the low down on your vacation and don’t even try to skip the juicy details.. I want to know everything”…..Ella said smiling from ear to ear.
I spent the entire evening telling Ella about my vacation. I told her about the dates with Charles, the amusement park and most particularly the kiss in the lift… after all, she said not to leave out any detail. “I don’t trust the guy though , there’s just something about him from all you’ve said”….Ella said. “Charles is a really nice and sweet guy, a real gentleman… you’ll confirm it for yourself soon when you meet him”… I said. “Guess who showed up here this afternoon”….I said. “Please don’t mention Tade!”… Ella said. “You must be some kind of sorceress because you’re right”…..I said laughing.. “He chose the right time to drop by because had I met him, he’d have regretted that decision. He breaks your heart and shows up here like nothing happened….The nerve of that guy!”….Ella said angrily.
Ella was there when it all happened.. she saw how broken I was when Tade broke up with me.. which explains why she’s finding it hard to trust Charles. “But Charles is a really sweet guy I mean”…….I said rushing to where I dropped my phone. I dropped a text for Charles before going back to the sitting room to continue where I left off with Ella.
I rose up early so I could do my laundry and also finish up on some pending work task as against Monday. one of the few things I love about weekends include getting a chance to relax, spend quality time on myself and being able to clean up. After I was done, I went straight to the kitchen, buttered some bread and poured myself some chilled juice before settling in the chair at the sitting room. I switched on the tv to see what was happening…
“Babe, Babe!”…..I heard Ella screaming as she was rushing towards the living room. “What”….I said with a mean look. “You won’t believe this!”….she said while handing her phone to me. On the screen was a beautiful lady in a wedding dress and a really gorgeous guy holding her hands…the guys face wasn’t so clear but the caption read;
“A fairytale wedding with the beautiful Tess and handsome Charles….Cheers to the beginning of Forever #Tescha”
I picked up my phone and tried to call Charles cos I was still convincing myself that wasn’t the same guy I was with in London few days ago… No.. He could have replied my text.. I checked instead to see if he replied my text… Viola! He did and it said;
“Tamara, I’m really sorry but my fiancée and I were having a rough time hence my trip to London….I thought we wouldn’t be able to see past the the issue we had but we’ve discussed it and we’ve decided to go ahead with the wedding….I’m really sorry Tamara. I pray you find your own happiness, you deserve it”.
I couldn’t hold my tears back.. they kept flowing uncontrollably.. Ella hugged me tightly without saying a word, giving me her shoulder to cry on as much as I wanted.. I let my guard down again and allowed myself be vulnerable to another man and he hurt me again, even after I confided in him…..
‘I hate men!’… I blurted out.
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