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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 9:53am On Sep 24, 2017
Ekejoestar:
, its been a long time i read books, but dis particular one got ma attention. Pls kip it rolling

Thanks.

I will keep it rolling.
Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by ola4ola(m): 11:20am On Sep 24, 2017
kayo80:

Yes.
Next update by 5pm.
it would only be good, if u finish the story

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 1:27pm On Sep 24, 2017
Sorry guys, due to circumstances beyond my control, i wont be able to update this story for some days. I'm sorry. Have a nice Sunday.

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by DonMekino(m): 5:55pm On Sep 24, 2017
kayo80:
Sorry guys, due to circumstances beyond my control, i wont be able to update this story for some days. I'm sorry. Have a nice Sunday.
Ouch!!!
Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by ola4ola(m): 6:04pm On Sep 24, 2017
kayo80:
Sorry guys, due to circumstances beyond my control, i wont be able to update this story for some days. I'm sorry. Have a nice Sunday.

this is why I don't read stories in nland...
Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by Dafreeguy(m): 6:37pm On Sep 24, 2017
Kayo am feeling ur story bro..nice one.
Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by toyhin123(f): 7:55pm On Sep 24, 2017
Nice update nd please I will appreciate it if u can post a story tonight
Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by bakeuhappy: 8:23pm On Sep 25, 2017
Na wa for u @Kayo80 you haven't finished this one n you've started yet another one..pls try n finish this oo biko

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 8:52pm On Sep 25, 2017
bakeuhappy:
Na wa for u @Kayo80 you haven't finished this one n you've started yet another one..pls try n finish this oo biko

Hahahaha! Sorry about that. But you know that latest story is a short story...it is a done deal...finished. The reason i paused on this is because i am not currently with my laptop. The short story i posted this morning was written on my phone between yesterday and today.

Don't worry bakeuhappy, i will makeuhappy this week...i will finish this story. smiley

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 8:53pm On Sep 25, 2017
Dafreeguy:
Kayo am feeling ur story bro..nice one.

Thanks for the compliment.
Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 8:54pm On Sep 25, 2017
toyhin123:
Nice update nd please I will appreciate it if u can post a story tonight

Sorry for the delays. I will start posting again by tomorrow...by God's grace.

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 8:54pm On Sep 25, 2017
ola4ola:


this is why I don't read stories in nland...

I am very sorry.
Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by bakeuhappy: 9:30pm On Sep 25, 2017
kayo80:


Hahahaha! Sorry about that. But you know that latest story is a short story...it is a done deal...finished. The reason i paused on this is because i am not currently with my laptop. The short story i posted this morning was written on my phone between yesterday and today.

Don't worry bakeuhappy, i will makeuhappy this week...i will finish this story. smiley
OK oo I hear you sir. Not read the other one though! Thanks all the same

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 10:40pm On Sep 25, 2017
bakeuhappy:
OK oo I hear you sir. Not read the other one though! Thanks all the same

smiley
Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by Bestie93(m): 11:35pm On Sep 25, 2017
Thanks for the story pls I'm among those enerstly waiting for updates. More ink to ur pen
Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 8:49am On Sep 26, 2017
Bestie93:
Thanks for the story pls I'm among those enerstly waiting for updates. More ink to ur pen

Okay. Thanks. I will start updating this afternoon.
Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 1:13pm On Sep 26, 2017
Chapter 9

After eating at his favorite African food restaurant, he had watched a movie to kill time, now He was seated on the bench close to the mall's exit, waiting for the rain to stop. His plan was to drive down to Modupe's house, but right now, he was feeding his eyes with all the beauties that wondered around the mall, stranded like him. Tall, short, slim, big, light skinned, dark skinned, they all looked beautiful to him. They were all the beautiful to him because each and everyone of them had a story to tell, and trying to guess what was running through their minds fascinated him. One girl caught him staring and whispered something to her friend. He quickly looked away, and shifted his attention to the movie brochure in his hand.
"Hello." He heard a soft spoken voice say and he looked up. It was the girl that had caught him staring. He was wondering why she and her chubby friend were giggling, till the girl asked, "Please are you Stephen Iloya."

He wondered what was going on. How did these girls know my name, he thought to himself.

"Yes." He answered with a quizzical look on his face. Their innocent teanage faces lit up and they asked if they could seat beside him, he said yes, still wondering what was going on. When the girls told him they had read all his books, he thought it was a prank till they brought out their phones and showed him his books on their iPhones. He had always sold a lot more books on Apple's iBooks store, but he had never really met a fan in person before. This was totally new to him, and even though he didn't like the attention the girls brought to him as they started posing to take pictures with him, he was glad he could make their day.


..........



Stephen was about driving into Modupe's street when he noticed he had a flat. Now he was parked by the roadside, waiting for the rain to go down a bit before he would either change his tire, or just walk over to her place. He sat there, listening to smooth r&b music as he used his writer intuition to come up with possible outcomes of the whole Modupe controversy.


A black saden car parked on the other side of the road from him, and after a few seconds, it drove off, revealing a slim lady in grey skirt suit, holding up a yellow umbrella. She looked to the left, and to the right, and then to the left one more time before crossing the road. She recognized the car immediately and a smile appeared on her face as she walked over to the drivers side of the car. He tried to put up a stern look, but he just couldn't. He had underestimated her power over him. She knocked on the window, and he turned the key in the ignition to lower it. "Is this some sort of stakeout?" She said with a puzzled look on her face, which was quickly replaced with a smile. He couldn't help but smile too.


She walked over to the passengers' side of the car, closed her umbrella and got in. "Don't tell me you don't have an extra tire?" She said as she clasped the umbrella and put it in the little space between the car seat and the car door.
"I do." He said and stared at her with eyes filled with questions.
She sighed and shifted in her seat so that she was facing him before saying, "Okay. Where do i start?"

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by Schlastica16(f): 3:19pm On Sep 26, 2017
Lovely update more pls

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by bakeuhappy: 8:59pm On Sep 26, 2017
@ Kayo80 u haff reely tired.yeah! How is you? All in Jenifas' voice. Thank u

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 6:24am On Sep 27, 2017
bakeuhappy:
@ Kayo80 u haff reely tired.yeah! How is you? All in Jenifas' voice. Thank u

Lol! Thanks. I'm fine.

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 10:35am On Sep 27, 2017
Schlastica16:
Lovely update more pls

Later today
Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by toyhin123(f): 5:36am On Sep 29, 2017
We re waiting for new update o

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 6:11pm On Sep 29, 2017
toyhin123:
We re waiting for new update o

Sorry. I will try and finish the story this week. I just kinda got discouraged by the low comments from my short story (The Loose Noose) that hit frontpage on Tuesday. I poured my heart into that story but i dont think i got more than 5 comments on it. Lol! Anyway, i will definitely finish this story this weekend. I have another story i want to start. Thanks for your comment. I really appreciate it.

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by waliyarh01(f): 8:25pm On Sep 29, 2017
Thank you

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by dammyd46(m): 9:08pm On Sep 29, 2017
Nice story bro.... thumbs up
Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 11:21am On Sep 30, 2017
dammyd46:
Nice story bro.... thumbs up

Thank you. I am doing sanitation now, but i will surely continue with this story this weekend.

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 11:21am On Sep 30, 2017
waliyarh01:
Thank you

Thank you too.

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 6:04pm On Oct 02, 2017
Chapter 10


"What exactly did Adunni tell you?" She asked without looking at him.

He looked at her for a while as if not knowing how to say what he had to say, then he turned off the car stareo, sat back in his seat before saying, "She told me you wanted to have sex with me." A few seconds went by and when he didn't get any response from her, he went on to say, "She told me you have been working on getting me hooked up with your friends so you could have sex with me eventually."
"Is that all she told you?"
"Yes." He said with a face like he was wondering why she was not denying the allegations.
"She told you my friend, Ann told her that, right?"
"Yes."
"The only mistake i made was trying to hook you up with that girl before i really knew her."
"What are you saying?"
"Yes, at a time, I really wanted to be more than your friend." She paused, took a deep breath before countinuing. "And yes I told her how i felt, but i never said i wanted to sleep with you. It was all girl talk I thought would stay between us." She looked at him affectionately for a few seconds before adding, "I didn't want you to end up unhappy like me, that's why I wanted to hook you up so bad."
"What are you talking about? Jack is a good guy." He said with a curious look on his face.
"Yes, he is a good guy. He is a great guy. But...but i am nothing more than his beard."
"His beard? What are you talking about?"
"Stephen, Jack is gay."
"What?" He said as he turned in his seat to face her.


She had a smile on her face as she said, "I have nothing against gay people, but he lied to me."
"You didn't know while you were dating?"
"You know him just as much as I do...did you?" Stephen shook his head slowly, lost in thought. His mind went through all the times he had spent with Jack, wondering if there were any signs that he might have been gay, but he couldn't even picture Jack as a homosexual. He was too macho.


Not like they had been best buddies, but back when he was a heavy drinker, Jack had been a regular at a bar he frequented. They had connected when they discovered they both had a love for psychological thriller movies.

Coincidentally, Jack worked on the same street with Modupe back then, and one day, after going to see Modupe at work, he saw Jack while she was walking him to his car. He introduced them, and, a few months later, they told him they had started dating. And a year later, they were married. Stephen had thought the whole thing happened so fast back then, but since he knew both of them really well, he had been genuinely happy for them.


"You see why I didn't know how to explain things to Adunni, or you." Modupe said, distorting his train of thought. "Also, you and Jack were very good friends at some point, so..."
"So..." Stephen said, urging her on.
She took a deep breath before saying, "The other reason why I wanted you to hook up with my friends was because..."
"Because...?"
"Because I needed to know something, and I couldn't find out on my own. I needed to know if you were gay."

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 4:17pm On Oct 03, 2017
Chapter 11


“What!!?” He blurted out with a chuckle. “Why would you think I was gay?”
“Well, as I said, you and Jack were pretty close at some point.”
“So what, you thought we were gay lovers?”
“Yea, kinda.” She said and looked at him with a smile on her face. “Come on! Don’t look at me that way; I had never seen you with a girl before."
“That doesn’t mean…Oh my! So you have been thinking I was gay all this while?”
“Come on, why are you making it seem like I thought you were a serial killer or something.” She said and hit him playfully on the arm. “I don’t have any problem with gay people; I just wanted to be sure what your sexuality was.”
There was silence in the car for a while and then he looked at her for a while before saying, “So, Jack is really gay?” She nodded her head at him. “Are you sure? How did you get to know?”
“Trust me; you don’t want to hear that story.” She said and had a faraway look on her face. “He has apologized and all that, but it doesn’t change the fact that he…he is attracted to guys.”
“Hmm! I still find it hard to believe.”


She looked at him and a smile appeared on her face. “At a point I even thought he had a crush on you the way he always talked about you around the house.” She said but he didn’t say anything back. His mind was miles away. “So, that’s my story. I am married to a guy who isn’t attracted to me.” She turned around to look at Stephen again, but he was still lost in thought.


Stephen sat there, his mind thinking up how he could weave this whole story into a book. He turned to look at her for a brief second, and then looked away again, feeling guilty for trying to use another person’s pain for his gains. She was going on and on, in little rambles, about how bad her life was and how much pain she goes through keeping the secret that her husband was gay to herself.


As they say, truth is stranger than fiction, Stephen thought. He had always thought Jack and Modupe were the coolest and happiest couple he knew. Little did he know that they were both living a lie. His mind went back to something she had said earlier, and then he looked at her and asked, “So, all you were doing was trying to make sure I was happy in a relationship.” She nodded. “That’s so selfless of you. And you would be cool with a friend of yours being with me, even though…even though you have feeling for me?”
“Yes. We can’t be together, but it will bring me joy if you were with someone I know would bring you joy.”
“This is really complicated.” He said and looked out the window. “The rain has stopped. Let me change the tire.”

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by thestevens: 7:58pm On Oct 03, 2017
your story is very well constructed and properly narrated. I have silently followed all your story here but you didn't finish some and some you hurried them. please take it one step at a time so that people can have faith in you when the read your story. good job and more inspiration bro.

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Re: Underlying Love (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 9:07pm On Oct 03, 2017
thestevens:
your story is very well constructed and properly narrated. I have silently followed all your story here but you didn't finish some and some you hurried them. please take it one step at a time so that people can have faith in you when the read your story. good job and more inspiration bro.

Thank you.

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