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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by Hantonia(f): 9:07pm On Sep 04
Dis Story Is Wonderful Keep It Rollin

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by jupitre(m): 9:37pm On Sep 04
Nmaglit:



i concur with u

Seconded

vivienD:
Why do i feel David is after Rhoda's money,that is why he wants to do anything to get bk her position.. And i think peter is always going to see his mum.. Nice one madam fiyah

I was thinking same thing..I don't trust David a bit..Why would he get angry because Rhoda didn't tell him about her step bro?



i concur with u[/quote]

Seconded

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by thestevens: 9:44pm On Sep 04
fiyah this is another nice work from you, the name EHI is actually spelt "EHIKO'OWOICHO, it a Benue name of the Idoma origin. that my tribe. Good job and please don't abandon this one like the other one. grin shocked

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by A4dams(m): 10:02pm On Sep 04
Eleyi gidi gan. Mother and fiancee.

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by fiyah(f): 10:47pm On Sep 04
thestevens:
fiyah this is another nice work from you, the name EHI is actually spelt "EHIKO'OWOICHO, it a Benue name of the Idoma origin. that my tribe. Good job and please don't abandon this one like the other one. grin shocked

Thanks for correcting me there... and welcome on board

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by Nmaglit: 3:27am On Sep 05
thestevens:
fiyah this is another nice work from you, the name EHI is actually spelt "EHIKO'OWOICHO, it a Benue name of the Idoma origin. that my tribe. Good job and please don't abandon this one like the other one. grin shocked


No offence ooo but i no blame Peter when he say the name get as e b even me self no fit pronounce the name
Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by Deji124(m): 8:07am On Sep 05
thestevens:
fiyah this is another nice work from you, the name EHI is actually spelt "EHIKO'OWOICHO, it a Benue name of the Idoma origin. that my tribe. Good job and please don't abandon this one like the other one. grin shocked
She has never neglected her work before her first story silent suduction i think she completed it,

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by oly0511: 7:29pm On Sep 05
you know what i don't understand is why a lady will agree to get married into a family were by the mother n the siblings does not like her
Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by jupitre(m): 8:13pm On Sep 05
Abeg oo who help me see Fiyah?...I'm hungry na..
Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by thestevens: 9:10pm On Sep 05
I know what I'm saying, she started another story after silent seduction sir.
Deji124:
She has never neglected her work before her first story silent suduction i think she completed it,

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by A4dams(m): 10:17pm On Sep 06
Fiyah where are you bota wa sibiyi oooo. Ojo metta ti lo no update. Ki lo shele

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by fiyah(f): 1:00am On Sep 07
****

*EHI*

I was on a lonely street, trekking all by myself in the middle of nowhere while the rain mercilessly battered me. My hair was wet and my dress of course was dripping. My twisted ankle made my walking difficult as I literally limped slash dragged myself across the dusty, lonely road. I would have sought shelter from the rain if there was actually any shelter to be sought after and if I weren't surrounded by a miniature rain forest typical of.

It was so dark I could barely tell if I was going on the right path or not. I would have opened my mouth to reprimand me for embarking on this suicide journey in the first place but I could barely move my mouth due to the cold and I was scared I would just freeze that way.

The rain intesified like it hadn't been raining for the past two hours or so!

'Yeah Nature, we get it. You hate me but do you really need to make it this obvious? ' I yelled into the darkness like a crazy being.

I know it had been two hours because I had been checking the time on my phone. The phone that had become a hand clock as it has become incapacitated of performing its main function of calling as this place was simply network deprived.

By network deprived, I mean no mini network coverage whatsoever.

'What on mother earth is this place? Why did the rain choose today of all days to do a marathon show too?'

These were the thoughts raining through my mind as I couldn't just take the blame all alone. I am so sharing it with this place, my phone, the rain Peter and most importantly, my car! Or why would it choose today of all days to fail me?

If you are wondering how I ended up in the MON (middle of nowhere), all by myself, stranded, with a stupid phone, wet hair, broken ankle, wet clothes and without my car when I was supposed to be trailing my sneaky, secret-hiding, foxy boss, here is a recap.

Everything was going quite fine. I was on to him and he had no idea I was and I knew this because I was much more careful this time. It was all jolly until we started swerving through corners, turns after turns, driving through a small plantation until I was sure we ended up in a small town on the outskirt of the city with fewer than normal houses.

Peter's Destination!

That was my thought but surprisingly, we kept driving. We drove past the town and it still didn't look like our trip was going to end anytime soon. Driving through a narrow path in a bush, I still followed Peter, leaving a huge distance between Peter and I as we were literally the only vehicles on the road.

It was getting dark and the rain had started by this time. I was beginning to doubt if I really wasn't embarking on a fool's errand but I was too stubborn to follow the small voices screaming 'this might be a trap. Don't be a fool!' until I swerve my car into a ditch on the path. By ditch, I mean a large, deep devil of a hole that swallowed half my car just right before my eyes. I knew there was no saving me as I watched Peter, my supposed 'followee' drive off until he disappeared right under my eye.

This is the second time I am loosing this guy!

I climbed down from my car, jumping into the ditch and as a result twisting my ankle. The twisted ankle hurt for a while before I finally shrugged it off as a single glance at my car from the outside needs no second guessing it is a tow truck job to pull it out of the huge trap.

How could I be so dumb?

This was the trap my instinct was so keen on blowing my mind off with.

Mad at myself for missing a ditch as big and as wide as that and at Peter for being so secretive and at my stupid car for no good reason at all, I wasted a few minutes trying to figure out how Peter managed to avoid the ditch when he was just right before me. Then, I later concluded he succeeded in doing so because he was used to this place and he knew there was a ditch on the road and he must have gone all the way around it which confirms my theory that he had been coming here for a while.

Just when I thought nothing could get worse, I picked up my phone and tried dialing random contacts to come get me from this Bermuda triangle in disguise and it was then it dawned on me that the network coverage had totally disappeared from my phone and my call keeps getting disconnected each time which brings us back to me trying to trek my way back into the city when no car decided to show up talk more of me asking for a lift from random strangers. Who could be kidnappers

Or politicians,

Or cannibals,

or ritualists who needs a dark, slender lady of about 5'6, in a blue suit possibly with a broken ankle and a shattered heart.

I am not thinking too much, it could be their dibia's specifications.

I was beginning to get tired. I dragged my feet on the ground as my now swollen ankle and legs have started to ache badly. I muttered a silent prayer hoping a miracle of some sort, of any sort would happen.

And surprisingly, my prayer was answered. The bright headlight of a vehicle I could barely identify caught my eyes. It was a car and it was coming from behind me. I stopped by the roadside, flagged the car down to a stop with all my might. I was so desperate that I shunned the voices trying to tell me the driver might be a ritualist.

I watched the car slowed down and pull up before me.

Thank God!

I limped towards the car. Leaning on it, I pleaded with the driver whose face was carefully hidden by the darkness to help me with a ride into the city.

'I could use your help to the city sir, i'd be so grateful if you can he....'

'Ehi?' The voice was undeniably Peter's. And yeah, the day just got a lot worse than I imagined.

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by fiyah(f): 1:01am On Sep 07
I am sorry I denied you guys updates yesterday. I was slightly indisposed but I'll try my best to make it up to you.
Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by abubakarbabang7(m): 1:02am On Sep 07
fiyah please don't keep us in suspense again

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by Treasurewamiri(f): 1:23am On Sep 07
Please, double the update to make up for yesterday

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by OluwabuqqyYOLO: 8:31am On Sep 07
fiyah:
I am sorry I denied you guys updates yesterday. I was slightly indisposed but I'll try my best to make it up to you.
Sorry, dear. I hope you're better now. You're doing great as always.

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by azeezat22(f): 10:34am On Sep 07
nice update

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by A4dams(m): 11:37am On Sep 07
fiyah:
I am sorry I denied you guys updates yesterday. I was slightly indisposed but I'll try my best to make it up to you.
Eyah sowee maami.

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by fiyah(f): 7:58pm On Sep 07
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*Rhoda*

'I locked her out, so what? This isn't her house to start with and she has no right whatsoever to stay in this place! I have had enough of her living right under my nose... And you even have the gut to approach me like you are her saviour! What effrontery! The best thing you can do, Saviour, is to go back in and tell your trophy wife to go back to her father's house...'

'Enough with that Funmi.' I heard David's Dad cautioned.

'You know what mum? She is my girlfriend! My fiancé–‘! My wife! You can't push her out when she hasn't wronged you in any way. This is just pointlessly immature, childish, inhumane and simply unfair!' David's voice thundered through the hallway and I could tell he was frighteningly raving. I've never seen or heard him this mad before. I know he has a temper and he tends to lose it rapidly but he has always tried to keep it in check. Especially to people he conidered family. Talk more of his mom!

This is going just out of hand.

'Do you realise you just refered to mum as being childish, immature and inhumane?' This couldn't get anymore interesting, Rachel was also present.

The whole Afolabi's family were tugging it out in the hallway because of me and all I could do was hide in David's room, in the puffy pullover David wore for me while I sat on the bed listening to their comversation. I mean, their argument.

'You can't keep doing all these!' David started again ignoring his sister 'The earlier you both realise I am going to end up marrying this girl irrespective of whatever you or anybody thinks, the better... if you are not going to support us but instead, be a pain in the neck, you can as well forget you ever had a brother, or...a son.' Okay that was scary. Things have escalated beyond normal.

'I already forgot I had a son since you decided to listen to your selfish father...' His mum said, her voice higher than any other person's

'Now, don't bring me into this...'David's Dad quickly interjected to exonerate himself.

'It's all your fault...'David's mum cut in.

'ENOUGH!' David's dad silenced the whole house with his deep thunderous voice. 'There would be no word exchanging in this house tonight and that's final!' He added but before he could finish his statement, the door to David's room opened and David came him shutting and locking the door behind him.

'Hey' he said to me as he removed his slightly wet jacket and dropped it on a chair just beside the door. He walked towards me and all he had left on was his white shirt and black tie.

'I'm sorry about today. It was all my fault...' He started as he propped himself into a sitting position beside me, while I placed my head on his shoulder. I stopped him by raising my head to place my index finger on his lips.

'It was never your fault. Not yours nor your Mum's so you don't have to apologize.' I started. Prepping myself to initiate the conversation I had all mapped out in my head. 'It has always been my fault and I failed to notice that.' I paused, then continued. 'And also, your Mum is right, actually. It doesn't speak well of me to live with you when we ain't married. It is just not right. We both know it but we both ignored it.' I said and the uncertainty and doubt written on David's face threw me back a bit.

Did I strike a nerve?

'You aren't trying to imply you are leaving, right?' He asked giving me a curious look.

'I'll leave for Ehi's first thing tomorrow morning.' I said determinedly.

'But... But... I want you close here.'He said and the disbelief, the need, the want was still in his eyes. 'Since when have you been thinking about this?' He asked after taking a long pause.

'It doesn't matter. I can't be the reason why your family fight. I can't be the reason why youk all aim for one another's throat. I have caused enough havoc already and it's just about time I end my visit.'I said with a smile on my lips. I overstayed my welcome already.

'And you have to apologise to your mum cos you said some nasty things out there. Some real nasty things you shouldn't have. She's your mum for goodness' sake. What did I say about that temper?'I scolded David who was quite amused by my 'mother-figure' role playing.

'But she...'

'No 'Buts'. You will go to her room right now and render an appropriate apology.' I commanded.

'I'd do that tomorrow. I'm still pretty riled up. Goodnight.' He turned his back to me and crawled under the duvet.

'David.' I called but got no answer. 'David' I called again and I was replied with silence.

'You aren't going to sleep in your wet, hideous work cloths, are you?' I asked hoping he would at least reply that.

'You watch me.'He mumbled sleepily.

'Goodnight.' I said as planted a kiss on his cold cheeks while I also crawled under the duvet, curled up to him.
Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by fiyah(f): 7:59pm On Sep 07
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*PETER*

'I still can't believe you followed me!' I said aloud, my eyes on the road after minutes of silence. I drove with Ehi sitting beside me, her eyes on the road as well, her face blank and her lips clattering as I drove in the cold night. 'But I knew it! I knew it has to be either you or that Afolabi guy in Production Department or is it Marketing? Neither of you know how to hide your lack of trust for me.' I don't know why I was even angry. It wasn't even like I was worthy of being trusted anyway.

'I don't even know why I'm giving you a ride to start with.' I murmured under my breath but she still heard me.

'Oh, I guess you made that clear already. You drove off leaving me in the rain with a broken ankle! You already pulled over but when you realised it was me, you drove off!' She sounded angry and that only lasted for a minute because she finished her statement with a painful wince. I guess it must be her ankle.

I saw how badly red and swollen it was when I drove back.

She could barely walk and I had to carry her in my arms to the front seat.

'I drove off but I came back even though you don't deserve it. What you derserve is walking all the way back to Lagos. Trust me, no car comes here this late. No car comes here at all. So, walking is what you deserve for stalking me.' I said.

I was surprised when someone flagged me down in the middle of the night in a place as lonely as this and I was even more surprised when the person turned out to be Ehi. I zoomed off when I saw it was her leaving her stunned, disappointed and angry. I was mad at her. But not for long. I drove a few miles before realising it wouldn't be humane leaving her out there like that. There was no way she could limp her way back into town.

But knowing there was no other reason for her being out at this place, at this hour aside she was following me, I wouldn't help staying mad at her.

She has always been the one following me.

She was the one who told my Dad all those things. Only God knows how she ended up like this in one night.

Oh! Or was it her car that got immersed in that big ditch I saw on my way back?

Pathetic!

'Why were you even following me?' I asked still stunned I caught her like this.

'Enough with the stalking, sneaking, following talk already. It's all your fault to start with. I wouldn't have ended with a broken ankle, my car in a ditch, a clogged nostril if you hadn't been all creepy in the first place. I wouldn't have followed you if you had done your job diligently and not disappear or lie about where you were going!' She was yelling back at me now.

How very professional.

I was supposed to be her boss but she has yelled at me a couple of times that I am not exactly surprised anymore. She is more like a co owner of the company with the kind of mutual relationship she has with the executives.

'You say what now? That it is my fault you followed me?' I asked surprised that she could still get defensive.

'I am saying it is your fault I don't trust you which is the reason why I decided to follow you. What have you been hiding?' She asked and a glance at her, I saw a rather amusing and funny detective stare on her face.

I laughed as I kept my eyes back on the road.

I wasn't even mad at her anymore.

That was quick.

'Do I look like a clown to you? Do I amuse you? what are you laughing at?' She scoffed before barraging me with those rhetorical questions.

'I'm just saying. I can't tell you just because you demand for it!' I said in an 'as a matter of fact' tone.

'See why I followed you? Why can't you tell me?' She said.

I kept mute as I slammed on the breaks then honked at a motorcycle which came out of nowhere to overtake me.

We were in town and the rain had stopped already. I could see a few vehicles on the road and the traffic had ceased.

'Where is your place?' I asked knowing I have to drop her off first before heading home and also because I was avoiding where the conversation was heading.

She told me and silence enveloped the atmosphere.

'Are you going to ignore and act like you didn't hear my question?'She is persistent isn't she?

'It is personal and I won't be answering any questions anymore. All I want is your apology for following me. And it would only be accepted if you set up a meeting between Rhoda and I. Convince her to talk to me.' I bargained. It was a major and effective way of changing topics.

'If you think Rhoda is going to talk to you, then maybe you need to reconsider what ever made you had the thought in the first place. You are the last person she wants to see or meet or talk to right now. You just have to take that from me.'

'You can set up a meeting if you want to. You are her best friend. You two are like legends. The living prophesy. I heard your stories. You two are friendship goal for a lot of people.' I said, no flattery this time.

'Look, I can't convince her even if I want to. And to be sincere, I don't want to convince her for you.' She replied, sincerely this time.

'Why?' I inquired.

'Because you know. You are an as*?'

'That was cruel and I'm your boss.' I said not even slighlty offended. I don't know why I wasn't offended.

'There. That is the junction to my place.' she pointed to a T-junction before me.

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*EHI*

'Even though it was your fault, thanks for getting me home with a leg I can't walk with.' I said as an attempt to move my leg and get down from the car proved really painful and impossible.

We parked under the almond tree just beside my appartment. The problem now is getting inside my place since it is impossible to use my right leg.

'If you want me to help you inisde, you would have just said so outrightly. There is no need you use sarcasm before you make your point known.' He said then got down from the driver's seat to walk to my side of the car.

'No. I'll just lean on you' I protested when he offered to carry me. It was awkward enough he carried me the first time.

'Okay.'He replied and didn't argue or repeat his offer. He offered me his shoulder which I leaned on instead. He closed and locked the car door after me as I limped towards my front door while placing one of my hands on his shoulder. He supported me around the waist with his arm making my walking not so difficult.

Here I am, leaning on my best friend's hated brother for support.

It was odd and... and... I couldn't find the adjective. Before I knew it, I was laughing out loud for reasons I couldn't pin point and I almost fell but he held me tighter.

'Hold on a second. Why are you laughing? What's funny?' He was clueless and curious and I could see a smile on his lips. I guessed he was just amused
at me laughing.

'I don't know. It is just....' I stopped walking and my words and my laughter trailed off as my eyes fell on a car parked before us. A figure alighted from the car and stepped into the darkness approaching us confidently. I was startled and I was going to scream until my eyes adjusted and I saw the face. It was a very familiar face.

It was Francis.

My estranged groom.

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by thestevens: 8:17pm On Sep 07
Fiyah, your crafting abilities with stories is amazing. keep up the good work. But the suspense is for how long na?

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by A4dams(m): 9:23pm On Sep 07
Fiyah you're gifted. Can't belief this is fiction

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by azeezat22(f): 10:39pm On Sep 07
wow nice one plsssssss continue

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by azeezat22(f): 10:44pm On Sep 07
peter and ehi I hope they end up together

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by moseph(f): 11:11pm On Sep 07
azeezat22:
peter and ehi I hope they end up together
i dont seem to like him at all.

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by moseph(f): 11:13pm On Sep 07
Nice story@fiyah.following till the end.

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by iiru: 7:15am On Sep 08
well done fiyah, enjoying the story

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by RolaDiva(f): 12:51am On Sep 09
Interesting


Moved in with my popcorn

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by oly0511: 6:52am On Sep 09
nice update u just made remember a particular part in City Hunter
Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by Chumzypinky(f): 12:56pm On Sep 09
oly0511:
nice update u just made remember a particular part in City Hunter
wat part??

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by azeezat22(f): 1:06pm On Sep 09
we are waiting fiyah

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Re: Three Sides Of A Coin by wizard007(m): 7:48pm On Sep 09
How do you feel having all these stories in your head and playing our minds with suspense? Sadist much grin

You're great fiyah

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