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Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 6:11pm On Aug 29, 2015
ernie98:
i think that south african girl s non human..abi..?

Maybe..maybe not.

Even if u got it....I won't tell ya wink
Re: Behind Her Veil by labaski(f): 6:32pm On Aug 29, 2015
I think Kazzim's sis is d non-human or Zeenat. either ways sha, we go still know.. following rightaway.. lemme call my friend @dopeslimzy
u gatz read dis

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Re: Behind Her Veil by heemah(f): 6:44pm On Aug 29, 2015
Humaira ofcourse

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Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 7:21pm On Aug 29, 2015
I like the fact that u girls r guessing who she is smileylabaski, heemah.

At least that will keep u more glued one way or the other.

Welcome here labaski.
Re: Behind Her Veil by RCAZY(m): 8:57pm On Aug 29, 2015
Finaly i cut-up with you, you are doing justice to this story. Keep on the good work. [color=#990000][/color]

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Re: Behind Her Veil by Pukka36(f): 9:45pm On Aug 29, 2015
Those two women should be non-human since Sadiq couldn't get their pictures with His phonecryundecided

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Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 10:30pm On Aug 29, 2015
RCAZY:
Finaly i cut-up with you, you are doing justice to this story. Keep on the good work. [color=#990000][/color]

I definitely will. Without u guys I won't be able to write.
Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 10:32pm On Aug 29, 2015
Pukka36:
Those two women should be non-human since Sadiq couldn't get their pictures with His phonecryundecided

Hmmm....that's true. You may be right. Let's watch and see wink
Re: Behind Her Veil by missuniverse(f): 10:39pm On Aug 29, 2015
Janelle =.non human

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Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 10:54pm On Aug 29, 2015
missuniverse:
Janelle =.non human

Really?!

Now this is getting really interesting cheesy

I like the guesses.
Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 9:57am On Aug 30, 2015
Mr Animashaun arrived the next day. Asma’u was the first to sight him as the security man opened the gate.

“Dad is back” she screamed while running out to meet him. He was back again from his numerous business trips, atleast this one was a short one.

Each time his wife complained about his long business trips he usually asked her when last she saw Vanessa’s dad and her reply was always;

“I can’t remember’

That is because their neighbour Mr. Walter was a very busy man and his wealth was a very good evidence of how hard he was working. His constant absence from home was what gave Vanessa the freedom to do whatever she liked and her mother who was partially at home was nothing like a perfect role model except for those who were aspiring actress and saw her as their mentor.

“These are for your birthday party. Hope Vanessa will do a good work with these this time” said Mr Animashaun to Asmau as their chauffeur dragged in the bag.

Asmau’s eyes followed the bag until it was dropped in a safe place.

“Her decoration are always awful, i don't know why Asmau always insist on her helping with it” said Mrs Animashaun.

“She knows what i like” Asma’u, sitting on the edge of the chair.

“Your mom said you are very positive about the exam you wrote. I’ll be very proud if you get in.” said Mr Animashaun. Sadiq nodded in the affirmative, assuring him that he would get in.

Mr Animashaun had told his wife that if Sadiq get admitted he'll buy him a car!

He is not the kind of father that spoils his kids, but if you show him beyond reasonable doubts that you are a serious and focused child then he'll reward you accordingly.


"Dad i have a request" said little Asmau.

"What is it baby?" he asked. She climbed down from the edge of the chair and fit herself in between her dad and mom.

Her dad drew her closer.

She always knows how to prepare the environment before she requested for anything, that way nobody can ever say no to her.

"You know my birthday is in a few days time" she began and her dad nodded while they all had that smile on their faces which when translated to words meant; "here we go again!".

"I just want to say that i would want if I'm not bought any gift" she announced.

They were all surprised. The thing is that a gift must be bought. They can't throw her a birthday party and not buy her gifts.

"Why don't you want any gift?" her mom.

Little Asmau began then stopped as though telling them would ruin something then changed her mind again.

"My classmate told me that when she turned nine she stopped collecting birthday gifts. She said we are adults now so we don't need gifts" said Asmau and the whole family enjoyed a good laugh.

A tear almost started forming in her innocent eyes.

"Don't cry baby. We'll honour your birthday wish" her dad said and her mom agreed as well, while Sadiq wiped off the little tears that was climbing down her cheeks.

"Thank you!" she said happily displaying her missing front tooth.

Her father noticing this asked her,

"Baby, three hundred and sixty five plus one will sum up to what?"

Immediately she replied, "Three hundred and sisi....." knowing that her father was playing the prank on her she stopped.

"Sadiq did that to me too. Mom they are making fun of my incomplete teeth" covering her mouth and climbing her mother's lap.

"Don't worry the teeth would soon grow. See this little baby tooth coming out already" her mom consoled her, touching the toothless gum.

Sadiq clicked open the new email. The headline was 'Vanessa in a relationship!'

There he was, a photo of both him and Vanessa at the fashion week show. He didn't even bother to read the news. But why was Vanessa doing this?

Even sometimes we are forced to believe somethings that we don't believe, we only believe in them because its what we see at present.

Sadiq's belief now was that Vanessa meant what she said. And if this is true then he will not like to return to kano.

Now he was confused! He knew he would pass the post utme, which means he did have to lie to his parents that he failed!

At some point you won't care what you do and to whom you do it to as long as you get that someone. This was the point in which Sadiq was in.

But the unfortunate and sad part of being in this situation is that you'll make someone else your everything and you won't care abit about yourself, even if you were drowning.

His phone beeped one more time. It was an sms from Kazim. It read;
"Seems your wish has come true. Nice photo"

Sadiq smiled. Kazim had subscribed to the news blog as well.

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Re: Behind Her Veil by ShowoleJesus: 12:21pm On Aug 30, 2015
[color=#990000][/color] I love this your write-up, keep it rolling dear, kudos to you

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Re: Behind Her Veil by purpinkx: 1:01pm On Aug 30, 2015
Jeez , won't it be rude of me to read and not say something good or bad ...it will
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I love the way you write and all the neat spacing ... Following

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Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 4:25pm On Aug 30, 2015
ShowoleJesus:
[color=#990000][/color] I love this your write-up, keep it rolling dear, kudos to you

Thanks. I really appreciate it.
Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 4:26pm On Aug 30, 2015
purpinkx:
Jeez , won't it be rude of me to read and not say something good or bad ...it will
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I love the way you write and all the neat spacing ... Following

Tnx mehn
Re: Behind Her Veil by labaski(f): 4:49pm On Aug 30, 2015
I love ur story Matt.. kudos!!!

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Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 9:03pm On Aug 30, 2015
labaski:
I love ur story Matt.. kudos!!!

Gracias! That means a lot.
Re: Behind Her Veil by demmy66: 8:27am On Aug 31, 2015
matto....... i am really enjoying this.. i am not good at guessing.. but i think the non-humans are here reading this captivating story....

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Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 11:09am On Aug 31, 2015
finally caught up with u guys. Glad i'm reading dis. Mattkent, i'm here for real this time. No going and coming. Just...









......continue....
Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 11:10am On Aug 31, 2015
demmy66:
matto....... i am really enjoying this.. i am not good at guessing.. but i think the non-humans are here reading this captivating story....
lols
hw sure am i dat u r nt 1 of dem NON-HUMANS
Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 12:02pm On Aug 31, 2015
demmy66:
matto....... i am really enjoying this.. i am not good at guessing.. but i think the non-humans are here reading this captivating story....

R u one of them? cheesy
Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 12:03pm On Aug 31, 2015
omoshelwa:
finally caught up with u guys. Glad i'm reading dis. Mattkent, i'm here for real this time. No going and coming. Just...










......continue....

Welcome back dear.
Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 12:05pm On Aug 31, 2015
"Sadiq you'll take your little sister out for shopping. She needs to buy her birthday clothes" Mrs Animashuan alerted Sadiq.

"When will that be little ma'am" he asked, addressing little Asmau.

She giggled. "Tomorrow morning".

Later that night Sadiq tried to contact Vanessa and question her but she wasn't picking her calls nor replying her messages. He threw multiple objects at her window till he feared that the window would crack open and still she didn't appear.

At this point it was hard for Sadiq to imagine where she was or what she was doing. It was this kind of moment that makes him shut out everyone and focus on his work. He turned on his PC and got working.

Sadiq took Asmau for shopping the next day. The shop attendant was very familiar with the Animashaun's and loved the little Asmau.

Well who didn't?

"I'll take awhile before selecting a dress. You can wait outside" said Asmau.

And she wasn't even eighteen years old yet!

"Are you trying to get rid of me?" smiled Sadiq to his little sister.

"No. A girl needs her privacy." she replied.

Children of nowadays!

Sadiq and the shop attendant were in awe and couldn't help laughing.

"Don't worry she's in safe hands" the shop attendant said to Sadiq, as she held Asmau by her shoulders.

"I'll be out here if you need me" he said exiting.

As soon as he was out of her hair.

"I want to surprise my family on my birthday. I want to get them these things" she said handing the paper to the shop attendant.

Sadiq took a short lap round the departmental store. Just when he was returning to check on Asmau he sighted a celebrity.

"Hey!" he called, waving at her. He walked towards her hurriedly as if he wanted to get her autograph.

"Hey Sadiq!" Vanessa hugged him. "This is my boyfriend" she introduced Sadiq to her lady friend.

Sadiq finally got the answer he wanted.

They were a couple now.

Good!

"Sadiq this is Bola" said Vanessa. "She is a reporter, she's writing an article about me".

"Pleased to officially meet you." said the curious but yet sincere Bola.

Sadiq took Vanessa to one side;
"You really have alot of explaining to do. And why haven't you been replying your messages and calls."

"I'm really sorry. I was at my grand dad's. You know how big the house is. I kind of misplaced my phone there. But i know its somewhere in there." explained Vanessa.

"What are you doing at the Walter's?" asked Sadiq.

"Mom's order. She's out of town and didn't want me to be alone in the house so she said i should stay at the Walter's till she returns."

She paused then added. "You should come this week the house is so boring. We'll talk there".

"I'll visit tomorrow or next. But remember that Asmau's birthday is this week. You need to come and do your magic with the decorations" Sadiq.

When Sadiq got back Asmau was already done shopping.

"Can i see what you bought?" he asked her attempting to open the bag.

"No please! It's bad luck!" exclaimed Asmau, hugging the bag tightly as they left.

Asmau winked at the shop attendant and silent smiles were exchanged as they left.

The day ended with Sadiq happy about his new status with Vanessa. Truth be told he didn't really know what he wanted.

Sometimes he thinks Vanessa is the one and next he thinks otherwise.

But the question is how are you supposed to know if you are with the right person? Is it going to be magical and out of this world? Is there going to be a strong feeling like none you've ever felt before? Or is it just going to be a mere everyday feeling?!

As these went through his mind he got busy with his work on PC.

But he had concluded in his head that he won't go back to Kano anymore. He'll tell Vanessa about it tomorrow when he goes to the Walter's.

Early the next morning his phone woke him up from his deep sleep. He grabbed the ringing phone and placed it on his ear without checking who the caller was.

"Hello" his out-of bed voice.

"Hi Sadiq. You are in!" the voice said.

"In? Who is this?!" asked Sadiq, taking the phone from away from his ear and checking the caller's name. "Kazim!" he exclaimed.

"Yes! Who else? The exam results are out and you passed!" Kazim........

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Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 6:59pm On Aug 31, 2015
"Is there something you're not telling me?" continued Kazim.He was under the impression that Sadiq had not prepared for the exam and didn't want to study there.


The distraught Sadiq was fully awake now. He was regretting why he had not just mark all the wrong answers when he had the chance to, that would have saved him all the trouble he would go
through now.

"I can't explain now but please don't inform your parents about it yet. Please!" begged Sadiq as if he was begging for his life.

"Okay but you owe me" said Kazim and ended the call.

"I wish this was a dream!" muttered Sadiq bitterly to himself.

In my opinion there is nothing more complicated than the life of a teenager!

As he roamed the house that morning, his conscience haunted him. He wasn't good at hiding things from people, that was one of the reason why he had no secret. And hiding the truth about his result from his parents was really not easy.

First he was about to disappoint his dad and then make his mom unhappy, that is if he lies to them about his exam.

He needed to escape from the house to clear his conscience and there was no better place to go than the Walter's.

He had promised Vanessa that he would come. Thinking of excuses to give, he told his parents that he was going to get Vanessa from the Walter's so she can come do the decorations.

That was a good enough excuse. Atleast he'll hit two birds with one stone with that.

"You look pale" said Vanessa to him as they climbed the staircase.

"Are you all right?"

"I'm okay. I think I'm just under the weather" he assured her.

"Where is everyone?"

"By everyone you mean grand dad and the house helps?" Vanessa asked while Sadiq nodded. "Grand dad went to play golf with a friend and the helps have a day off".

"Your granddad is one strong man!" Said Sadiq.

"That's what everyone keep saying." she said pouring Sadiq a cold drink.

"So about what i said i wanted to tell you" began Sadiq.

"I also have something to tell you" interrupted Vanessa.

"Okay go first" said Sadiq, atleast that would give him ample time to calm down and lay it on the table. He wanted to tell her that he got admitted but wasn't going, so that they can both apply to a uni here. He didn't believe in the long distance thing!

Excitedly she said, "My mom was able to pull some strings and now i got an admission letter from Unilag. Though they said the admission is based on my talent as a model."

"Wow! Best news ever!" exclaimed Sadiq as he congratulated her.

So now he has to tell her.

"Oh and about what i said at the fashion show, thank you for understanding and playing along" continued Vanessa.

"What do you mean!?" inquired the confused but not too confused Sadiq.

"I mean when i called you my boyfriend. Thank you for having my back. It just reminded me of back in junior school when i asked you to act as my date to the dance"

"Oh!" was all Sadiq could say. Truth is you can never fully understand Vanessa!

"Why 'oh' ? You sound surprised. I thought you knew that it was just a charade" asked Vanessa. And Sadiq looked more pale than ever.

"Yes i know of course." he lied. "But you didn't tell me why you made me pretend to be your boyfriend? I deserve an explanation you know? I mean it was all over the news with my photo flying everywhere!" ranted Sadiq.

"I'm sorry i didn't inform you earlier. My agent said the media was spreading a rumour that I'm a LovePeddler just because I'm single, can you imagine!?" she said angrily.
"That's absurd" said Sadiq, seeing reasons with her.

"Yes totally. And my agent said the rumour is bad for my career and that i should prove them wrong. You're the only guy that knows everything about me so i thought you could help me out by pretending to be my boy friend till the media are satisfied" she concluded.

"Whew!" sighed Sadiq. "I wish you had told me this earlier. That would have made things easier. Anyway I'm here for you"

"Thank you so much! I knew i could count on you. So what did you want to tell me?" she asked.

Nothing!

"I just wanted to tell you that i passed the exam and I'm going back to kano!" he announced.

And I'm not sure who is more confused here! Vanessa or Sadiq?!

"Oh my God! A double good news! Seems things are going well for both of us. she congratulated him.

As they chatted on, Sadiq sent an sms to Kazim informing him that he can tell his parents about the result.

He knew Anty would call his mom and tell her the good news. Three minutes later a call interrupted his discussion with Vanessa. It was his mom. She informed him that she just got a call from Anty that he passed the exam and should come right away.

Everybody will be happy now! Except Sadiq!....but maybe his present might cheer him up.

"We need to go now." Sadiq informed her. She was to start the decoration today. Asmau's birthday is in two days time.

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Re: Behind Her Veil by demmy66: 9:21pm On Aug 31, 2015
omoshelwa:
lols hw sure am i dat u r nt 1 of dem NON-HUMANS
you need to be patient to find out....
Re: Behind Her Veil by demmy66: 9:22pm On Aug 31, 2015
Mattkent:

R u one of them? cheesy
you of all people should know nah.....
Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 11:46am On Sep 01, 2015
wink mattkent, i must confess u're doing a great job here
kip d update rolling in, more grease 2 ur elbow
@ omoshelwa, complete roomates nw or dont u knw sum1 loves d story even if we are nt commenting

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Re: Behind Her Veil by ysadiq(m): 12:18pm On Sep 01, 2015
I think sadiq is really confused but i hope he shows his love for zeenat rather than disturbing himself with vanessa that doesnt know she loves him until he is gone.

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Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 4:11pm On Sep 01, 2015
jadelle:
wink mattkent, i must confess u're doing a great job here
kip d update rolling in, more grease 2 ur elbow
@ omoshelwa, complete roomates nw or dont u knw sum1 loves d story even if we are nt commenting

Tnx
Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 4:11pm On Sep 01, 2015
ysadiq:
I think sadiq is really confused but i hope he shows his love for zeenat rather than disturbing himself with vanessa that doesnt know she loves him until he is gone.

Welcome aboard.

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Re: Behind Her Veil by Nobody: 4:18pm On Sep 01, 2015
"What about your friend?" asked Sadiq as they stopped a taxi and got in.

"Who?" asked Vanessa.

"Sarah" replied Sadiq.

"She's fine. She has gone back to joburg" informed Vanessa.

"Eze has his eyes on her" Sadiq managed to say.

"He should better take them off her. She's seeing someone already, a cute Cameroonian" Was Vanessa's reply.

"I don't know what it is with you girls and cute guys!" Sadiq thoughtfully.

"You are just saying that because you're jealous and not cute" mocked Vanessa while Sadiq covered his face and nodded regrettably as if sorry for himself.

Vanessa giggled.

"I think its time we start focusing on how cute a person is in their soul rather than in their physical appearance" Suggested Sadiq.

"Goodluck with that" said vanessa then added. "People will always go for all that glitters, its how the world works" she said while replying several messages on bbm.

Fifteen minutes later they got to their destination. As expected Sadiq got a big congratulatory handshake from his dad and a warm embrace from his mom and a kiss on his cheeks by Asmau.

One would have thought that he was being congratulated for making it into heaven.

Vanessa had escaped to Sadiq's room after greeting Sadiq's parents. Sadiq on the other hand was held back by his dad as he lectured him on how he became who he was.

Sadiq have heard that story a million times.

"What are you doing!?" Exclaimed Sadiq as he finally escaped from his dad's claw.

"How come you never showed me this story" replied Vanessa.

"Because no one was suppose to see it" Sadiq as he turned off the pc.

"Are you kidding me! You should publish it" said Vanessa ambitiously.

"No way I'm not. It's personal stuff!" shot back Sadiq.

"Personal or not personal you have to put it out there" continued Vanessa.

"No thanks. Now lets get busy with the decorations" said Sadiq dragging her out of his room. "And next time don't go through my stuff, okay?"

"Yes dad" mocked Vanessa.

Asmau jumped around happily as she saw the house bloom into a colorful Paradise as a result of Vanessa's decoration.

Apart from being good at modeling Vanessa had a thing for event planning,
probably because she has been to alot of events.

By 6 p.m she was done with the decoration.

"Thank you" said little Asmau to her.

"Anything for my cute baby" smiled Vanessa as she bent down to pull Asmau's nose.

"Walk me home" insisted Vanessa to Sadiq as she clinged on the door.

"But your house is just next door" returned Sadiq and Vanessa gave him a questioning look. "Okay here i come."

"Who is she?" asked Vanessa as they strolled to her door step.

"Who is who?" asked back Sadiq, not sure of what she was asking.

"Isn't that the name of the novel you are working on?" Vanessa.

"Oh yes!" Sadiq.

"So who is she?" Insisted Vanessa."What i read so far, he fell for this strange girl who is not what she appeared to be". She continued as they unconsciously took the conversation into the house.

"I shouldn't be telling you, but since you've read it that far, she isn't human" he said.

"Wow! You mean like an alien? I didn't know you believed in aliens" Vanessa sitting on her favorite chair in the living room while Sadiq had his arm rested on another chair, standing.

"No she's not an alien and i don't believe in that alien stuff!" Sadiq.

"So what is she, a ghost?" continued the interested Vanessa. She loves anything mysterious.

Sadiq gave a low sigh. "No. I really don't know how to explain it, but she just isn't human." Sadiq.

"Fine. Just tell me what happened at the end"

"No I'm not. I told you its personal stuff"

"Yeah yeah, whatever!" she said angrily. But she had something in mind, something like, sneak into Sadiq's room and copy the story to her phone and read it! The thought of it made her smile.

"Why are you smiling?" He asked.

"Nothing. Just remembered something stupid." She smiled again.
Re: Behind Her Veil by Sageez(m): 4:22pm On Sep 01, 2015
signing-in

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