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|Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 1:03am On Aug 26, 2016|
Copyright by Kelly Chikezie
All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this story or portions thereof in any form whatsoever.
This story (only 19 episodes long) is inspired by one of the strongest ladies I know so is infact a 'faction' (fact + fiction) although names, characters, places and incidents have been changed or recreated fictionally. It is also a revised edition of 'Soliloquies: Diary of an Assistant Girlfriend' also written by yours sincerely and published on Nairaland under the sobriquet 'Suigeneris93' (now deactivated). The story is lengthier and more detailed than the previous edition and introduces some new characters too.
Despite not being my first attempt at writing online, I would really appreciate your feedback and constructive criticism as I hope to get better at this. Thanks a bunch
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|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 1:04am On Aug 26, 2016|
Cover by: Jeffreyjamez
Story synopsis: Feeling nostalgic, Dora Andy decides to pen down her experience with her first love Jack and the dark clouds of their one year relationship which eventually births a silver lining for the Andy's but from the unlikeliest channel.
I'm Dora Andy and I'm sure you're wondering at my brand of crazy to name myself an assistant girlfriend, stick a little longer and you just might find out. On a regular day, I'm the average girl next door who is just another face in the crowd because I'm not so popular or outstanding.
The reason may be because of my plain Jane looks, neat but regular dressing with no laces and frills unlike all the other 'girly' girls. I'm more comfortable on baggy jean and jersey than skirts and gowns. I also detest heels with a passion. Another reason may be because I don't like to talk too much, because i know for certain that along the line, people may try to probe deeper and get behind my reserved facade.
Maybe I'm a little to wary of people getting close but I believe here's a place to honestly and shamelessly pour my heart out. So what could be better to talk about on here, than the first time I fell in love and what went down with Jack.
I'm usually the kind of girl whose emotions can easily be read on her face. Who isn't pretentious about her feelings like most other girls are. I have all the good intentions and try to do things right. But things doesn't seem to go right for people like me because not everyone is like me.
I doubt Jack will ever find this, but i would love to express myself to some
Why, you may wonder, am I so stuck to the past? Well, maybe its because I still cherish the memory of my love for someone who didn't seem destined for me, even though we have never seen nor spoken since we went our separate ways.
Or maybe its because I believe there's always two sides to a story and despite all that happened, I deserve a chance to state exactly how things happened without fear or prejudice.
So I will lay how it all went down 5 years ago so you will understand all of it dear diary
June 15, 2016
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|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 1:06am On Aug 26, 2016|
I was in sophomore year in the university . I and my bunk mate from the hostel then, Kristen, were looking for a place to stay. We didn't want just any place but an exclusive room in the lecturer's quarter bq. Getting such a place was an onerous task indeed because it was one of the most sought after places for students due to maximum security, stable light and water. Most students didn't mind paying outrageous prices to the lecturers to live in some of the dilapidated rooms. Rooms in the boys quarters were as old as the main houses. Most of them didn't mind having to stay in a single room and sharing toilet facilities with their neighbours either. So the competition was usually stiff to get such rooms.
I met Jack on one of our expeditions to the staff quarters to search for a room. His father was a lecturer and he helped us secure a room in the bq through one of his neighbours. We were really grateful to him for chipping in a good word for us to his neighbour who eventually became our landlord. All he was to me then, was a fair handsome graduate who seemed off-limits because he looked too handsome to be single.
Being friends with him had been really easy. He was funny and jovial, the life of the party. He had a spring to his step, a twinkle in his eyes and a joke up his sleeves that couldn't help but induce smiles from your face. He was that charming.
He was the first son of his parents and second to last child but he acted like he was the last. He had been spoilt rotten by his mom because he had such a carefree attitude. His winsome looks made him almost untouchable as his pouts could melt the strongest of hearts. It was no wonder he got away with a lot of things including my heart.
We had started out as 'hi-bye' friends until he managed to charm me enough to let down my guard with him. Due to past failed relationships, I had vowed not to let any man in and definitely not sleep with him unless he was my husband and was bent on my resolve.
But what i felt for Jack was way too strong for that, mainly because it was the first time i was feeling that way. I wanted to always be in his company and would even be the one to initiate our heavy petting sessions. I was never sure about his feelings though I never dared to ask, because I was afraid of the answers.
I noticed that before we started dating, he used to be all over me. He would walk me to my room, call me, text me, etc. We spent a lot of time in each other's company, talked about our different households and the disparities of growing up in different cities. We seemed so preoccupied with each other, the world ceased to exist to us for a while.
But after sometime, I noticed that things were no longer the same with us. Jack's calls started becoming shorter, and texts from him were only when necessary. Even our chats were beginning to dwindle as we didn't have much to talk about. I noticed i was beginning to be the one to hold up our conversations. If I didn't call, he wouldn't call or send me his sweet goodnight messages. I gave him lots of missed calls with no replies and no questions asked.
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|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 1:07am On Aug 26, 2016|
By second semester year two, my heart was sickled, but not broken. I found myself trying too hard to impress one guy. I bought new clothes all the time, told tall tales about things i know nothing about, and places i had never been. I just kept trying. But i was always afraid. Why?
I knew I wasn't all that pretty, but I thought I made up for that with my manners, and intelligence. I wasn't a head turner but I tried to have a pleasant and approachable personality. Some people took it for naivete and tried to use my head. Including my boyfriend sometimes.
We would have an argument and for two weeks, he would totally blank me out of his life. He wouldn't call, message or even see me. This was another side to my sweetheart that left me heart broken because I often wallowed in self-pity when he ignored me.
Most of our quarrels had been almost over nothing, now I think of it, he hadn't given me any reason to be suspicious of him but I just felt insecure where he was concerned.
To cap it all, most of my friends thought we weren't such a great match. They always considered me extremely 'lucky' to have landed such a great guy. My room mate even had a crush on him and even though she never openly said it, she didn't know what he had seen in me to choose me over her.
She was more good looking than I am. Long legs and a slender body, I didn't hold a candle to her in looks department plus she was the more outgoing one. She had so many rich guys asking her out but I just couldn't understand why her and everyone else seemed to only want my man.
I felt really inadequate at holding on to my man for much longer because he was slipping farther and farther out of my grasp. I used to see us as two destined hearts, souls that had found each other and could communicate their innermost thoughts without words. But now I felt lonely and out in the lurch.
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|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 1:14am On Aug 26, 2016|
If I forgot to mention you, keep calm I will soon
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|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 1:18am On Aug 26, 2016|
Jack soon got himself an apartment in town and off campus. It meant we wouldn't get to see each other as often as we used to. I was always welcome to his place but he was a stickler for propriety. Blame it on him being too much of a mommy's boy but he could never agree to my spending more time than was necessary at his place. So I only came during the weekends.
Exams were by the corner and I had a lot of catching up to do with my studies, I had not been as studious as I should and it was beginning to take its toll. Dating someone with such a roller coaster attitude was beginning to tell on me. I was always worried about the next probable cause of a quarrel between I and Jack because that would mean weeks of silence. When you love a man like I loved Jack, you never stopped to think or consider, you just acted. Even if some of those actions were detrimental to your well being.
I was obsessed with Jack, I thought of him so often I couldn't sleep. Because I couldn't sleep, I read and prepared for my exams, even though it was proving such an arduous task. I was lonely most times, although i had friends. I was suspicious of them so I began to distance myself from them.
Jack had managed to settle down in his new apartment. At twenty-seven, this was the first time he was ever living apart from his parents.
Weekends when we weren't having one of our couple tiffs became quite special to me as I went to spend time over at his place. I did all that was required of a girlfriend and more. He often said, he didn't miss home so much because of me and I glowed from comments like this.
I don't know why, but I felt inferior I guess, being the one who was lucky to be with him. It made me feel like I had to do a lot to keep him and this I did even at the expense of my own comfort. We had another argument before I left his place, it had been so bad that I felt our relationship had surely ended.
I tried to scale through the exams without breaking down even after all the reading binges I'd been on to meet up with the course outline. By the end of the semester, I had a new friend, Richard. He was a friend in church who always looked rather sickly but was cool all the same.
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|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by pablobellins(m): 7:14am On Aug 26, 2016|
skarlett:keep it comin...
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|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Shabib(m): 7:40am On Aug 26, 2016|
|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by supernet4(f): 7:45am On Aug 26, 2016|
Still I follow
|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Osjaay(f): 7:49am On Aug 26, 2016|
nice story in the making.love wey never tay don dey bore jack.ogaa ooooo.is richard a sickler? y d sickly look
|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by SweetieConstie(f): 7:54am On Aug 26, 2016|
Nice one... Keep it coming, Skarlett!
*Grabs popcorn and takes front seat*
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|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 8:49am On Aug 26, 2016|
|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 8:50am On Aug 26, 2016|
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|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 8:52am On Aug 26, 2016|
My dear, me sef tire o
We shall find out
|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 9:00am On Aug 26, 2016|
By the time I resumed year three, Richard was extremely skinny, and frequently spent time in and out of the clinic. He had frequent hemodialysis in the hospital now. He had chronic kidney disease and was awaiting surgery for a transplant. I'd never been so close to such a thing in my life, I didn't even know what to say to him or how to help him. All I felt for him was fear and pity.
But Richard was a great guy. He was full of life and so lively that I felt ashamed for being depressed over a failing relationship. Jack and I eventually patched things up and for a while didn't get into quarrels or arguments.
I was happy for a moment, but things were no longer as pure as they once were. For me, i had been too depressed, it was hard to believe everything was cool.
For him, some of his friends had begun filling his ears with lots of gist about me, and the guys in the bq. They didn't matter for a while until he began to repeat some of their advice to me.
Technically, we didn't have sex because I couldn't go all the way with him. We would handle, smooch and even give and receive blow jobs but that was where it ended. It wasn't like I didn't trust him fully, I just wasn't ready to go all the way and no amount of his cajoling could make me. I know what girls like my roomie say about guys and how they wouldn't stick around if you didn't go all the way with them. I wanted Jack to stay with me but I just wasn't ready yet.
Some of his friends advised him to get another girl and he would often repeat this when I was stalling his attempts to have sex with me. I really don't know if he ever cheated on me, but i know what happened on Valentine's day.
We had planned to revamp our relationship. I was supposed to spend the weekend over at his place. I finally planned to go all the way with him and for days leading up to Val's we talked of nothing else.
But on the D-day, he was nowhere to be found. I couldn't reach him on phone because his phone was switched off. After hours of not getting through to him on phone, I decided to take the bull by the horn and go to his place, invited or not, after all we had planned to see.
I didn't know what to expect at his place but I went anyways hoping he had some reasonable explanation for the silence. I hoped in my heart I could make things better between us this weekend. I wanted to go all the way with him on this special day because I always thought our not having sex was the cause of our issues. Kristen thought so too so I believed it must be so, the only thing was, nobody was home when I got to his place.
I sat outside and waited for hours but Jack never returned home. I went back home dejected and disappointed but the next day when he called with a truck load of apologies and promises, I felt happy again. He said his phone fell into water that morning and he had to go to the phone repair shop to have it fixed. He forgot his smaller phone at home so had no means of reaching me.
I didn't ask pertinent questions like, why didn't he call me to tell me of the misfortune? Why ignore my calls that morning on his smaller phone and eventually switch it off? Why didn't he call as soon as he got home. Those questions were at the tip of my tongue to ask but I swallowed them. I was glad we were good again, nothing else seemed to matter beside that.
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|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 9:03am On Aug 26, 2016|
More updates next week, kindly stay glued and keep 'em comments coming
|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by bibijay123(f): 10:06am On Aug 26, 2016|
skarlett baby i am present oo.... Following now! Ride on!
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|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 10:09am On Aug 26, 2016|
|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by amicable09(f): 2:45pm On Aug 26, 2016|
Skarlett why na?
Why have you decided to tell my story?
Why did you choose that date in episode 1!
Of all the dates to choose from? I suspect you
In short, ayaf taken this thing personal.
I, Dora refuse to accept that this is a coincidence. Let us meet in court!
Great job Kelly.
Captivating way to start a story. Hoping to learn one or two things about an assistant girlfriend . The theme of betrayal I already sense from the intro will be one that will most likely keep me glued.
One long feather to your pen!
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|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Laveda(f): 3:15pm On Aug 26, 2016|
|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 3:53pm On Aug 26, 2016|
E ma binu, I didn't know it was a significant date for you don't take me to court biko, I'm still young
Great job Kelly.
This is the good part
Thanks a lot
|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by teechudleyy(f): 5:37pm On Aug 26, 2016|
*sigh* what's going on here??
|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Feranchek(m): 6:12pm On Aug 26, 2016|
|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 6:52pm On Aug 26, 2016|
nice one skarlett
|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by barbienazom(f): 9:59pm On Aug 26, 2016|
If its Skarlett... Then it good
|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Sleekyshuga(f): 12:33am On Aug 27, 2016|
Keep it coming..
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|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 1:45am On Aug 27, 2016|
Lol, I'm flattered. Thank you dear
|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by JeffreyJamez(m): 7:51am On Aug 27, 2016|
This one no be Assistant gf o..... Lol
|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by detutu1: 9:07am On Aug 27, 2016|
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|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 2:40pm On Aug 27, 2016|
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|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by Nobody: 2:42pm On Aug 27, 2016|
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|Re: Diary Of An Assistant Girlfriend by JeffreyJamez(m): 7:47pm On Aug 27, 2016|
I no even know lol
Nice story dear.
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