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Re: Love Is A Dangerous Game by Awesome05: 10:19pm On Apr 16
Interesting
Re: Love Is A Dangerous Game by LoveToRead: 1:20pm On Apr 19
By the time she got back to the flat, her phone was ringing. When she checked the caller ID, she could see that he was the one. She ignored it and went to the kitchen to resume her cooking. She completed her cooking, fried the plantain and took her meal to the living-room. When she checked the phone, there were seven missed calls, all from Tony.

The guy was unserious, she thought. Did he think she was so cheap? Did he think the gifts of ankara, the wigs and the other items he asked her to take would make her open her legs wide for him? Nonsense!

She would report him to Maggie. No doubt about that. Maggie did not return to the house until some minutes to ten.

'Oh, you stayed quite late,' Lara pointed out, out of concern.

'Yes. Sorry, my dear. I had to prepare dinner before leaving his place. He actually came to drop me here.'

'Good. I can see serious love in the air.'

'Yes, o.'

'You're looking so radiant these days.'

Maggie smiled broadly. 'We give thanks to almighty God.'

'Ah, let me gist you. Tony was here o.'

'Really? To do what again?'

'You won't believe it. He actually came to see me.'

'You? Wait a minute, don't tell me he has started toasting you.'

Lara chuckled. 'That's exactly what he did. He said he loves me.'

Maggie broke into a loud laugh. 'Ah, that's Tony for you. Tony, the serial flirt.'

'It's now I know he was lying about the defense he put when that lady slept overnight in his residence. As far as I can see, that guy can sleep
with mother and daughter.'

Lara nodded. 'He can even go a step further to the grandmother!' They broke into laughter.

'Ehn, ehn. So, he loves you. Good, now. Go ahead and marry him,' Maggie joked.

'Over my dead body. I beg, let's leave his matter and talk about better things.'


Tony had to sit himself down and try to be reasonable. He wondered if he was not ridiculing himself by going for Lara. It was even likely that she would report his overtures to Maggie. How would she ever agree to what he wanted, knowing fully well that her friend just broke up with him?

Don't give up, another part of his mind said. The way he had started feeling about her was the way he had never felt about any lady before. He
did not even have such convictions about Maggie throughout their relationship. The case of Lara was totally different. He felt he was truly in
love with her. He would not give up. Let him be ridiculed; let him be mocked, he would not give up until he was able to convince Lara of his love.


This Monday morning was a busy day for Lara. It was afternoon that there was a lull in her schedule. She took her lunch and topped it up with carbonated water. After resting for a while, she was about to go to another office on the same floor to have gist with Mrs. Adesanya, when an unusual visitor popped inside her office.

'Tony, how did you get here?' she asked in surprise.

Tony grinned. 'Well, Maggie once told me you work at the Ministry of Justice at the state secretariat. That's how I was able to locate you.
How're you, Lara, dear?'

'Fine.'

'Well, are you going to ask me to sit down?'

Grudgingly, she acquiesced. 'I hope you've not come to talk again about that ridiculous thing you said the other time,' she added.

He smiled, opened his big folder and brought a small Bible.

'Lara, listen carefully to me. I'm ready to swear by this Holy Bible that I love you.'

'Oh, you've come again.'

'I need to show you that I'm serious. I need to prove that I'm not a flirt as you think.'

She chuckled. 'So, you think you can deceive me by brandishing the Bible. No way.'


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Re: Love Is A Dangerous Game by CasNova: 8:54pm On Apr 21
Interesting read.
Re: Love Is A Dangerous Game by LoveToRead: 6:46pm On May 13
Grudgingly, she acquiesced. 'I hope you've not come to talk again about that ridiculous thing you said the other time,' she added.

He smiled, opened his big folder and brought a small Bible.

'Lola, listen carefully to me. I'm ready to swear by this Holy Bible that I love you.'

'Oh, you've come again.'

'I need to show you that I'm serious. I need to prove that I'm not a flirt as you think.'

She chuckled. 'So, you think you can deceive me by brandishing the Bible. No way.'

He held the Bible gingerly. 'I'm ready to swear right away.'

'Please, I don't need any swearing. Besides, this is an office, not a place to profess love.'

'If you want me to come to your house and do the swearing there, I'm ready to do so.'

Lara shook her head. 'There's no need for swearing, anywhere. Think of it, Tony, how d'you expect me to believe you? How will any reasonable
person believe what you're saying? You're claiming, love, while obviously, it's lust.'

He nodded, but not in agreement. 'That's why you need to give me a chance to prove that love to you.'

She shook her head too. 'There's nothing to prove. Please, Tony, you have to go now.'

He breathed in deeply and stood up. 'Okay, I'll go. Can I come back to pick you when you close? I'll drive you home. Then, we can chat more.'

'Don't bother to pick me. In addition, there's nothing to chat about.'

'I won't give up, Lara.' He smiled. 'Believe me, the more you act like this, the more I'm convinced that the two of us will make a good couple.'

She nearly laughed, but she only shook her head and withheld her comment.

'So long, Lara.' He waved at her and was gone.

Lara was perplexed. Would a man be doing all these because he desired to sleep with a lady? Would a man go and meet a lady in her office and
say he was ready to swear by the Bible that he was truly in love with that lady? Were there no ladies he could give even half of the gift he
asked her to take and who would be willing to allow him to sleep with them? What happened to the lady Maggie caught him. Couldn't he easily go after such ladies, instead of disturbing the peace of someone like her, Lara?

Lara's mind was busy. Wait a minute, what if what he said was true? What if indeed he had not slept with Cynthia on the day in question? What
if his claim that Cynthia was trying to set him up was true? The last but not the least of them, what if Tony's claim to love her, Lara, was true?
Lara shook her head. It could not be true, she told herself.



The following morning, Tony called Cynthia's line.

'Hello, Cynthia.'

She was surprised at his call. Since the day she had slept on the sofa in his sitting-room, there had been no calls, except when he challenged her on revealing to Maggie that she had slept overnight in his house.

'Hello,' she managed to say.

'Look Cynthia. Let me once again beg for your pardon over how I treated you the other time. Please, forgive me, okay.'

'I've forgotten that issue,' she replied. It was a lie. No one was in doubt that the matter remained very fresh in her mind.

'Please, Cynthia, I need your help.' Despite the fact that he was very angry at the role she played in causing schism between him and Maggie,
he had decided to play it cool and calm. He realized that the same Cynthia can be used to rectify the wrongs.

Cynthia became alert. 'How can I be of help to you, Mr. Irabor?'


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Re: Love Is A Dangerous Game by Saturn101: 7:29am On May 15
Nice
Re: Love Is A Dangerous Game by FairCritic(m): 5:58am On May 23
Ride on.


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Re: Love Is A Dangerous Game by BigBasher: 10:03pm On May 29
Come and continue
Re: Love Is A Dangerous Game by Janet96(f): 4:54pm On Jun 06
Keenly following.
Re: Love Is A Dangerous Game by LoveToRead: 10:02am On Jun 19
'Please, Cynthia, I need your help.'

Despite the fact that he was very angry at the role she played in causing schism between him and Maggie, he had decided to play it cool and calm. He realized that the same Cynthia can be used to rectify the wrongs.

Cynthia became alert. 'How can I be of help to you, Mr. Irabor?'

'Good. Let's meet at my pharmaceutical store. The one at Ogunlana Drive.'

There was a long pause from her.

'Listen, Cynthia. I'm going to compensate you for this. I'm going to pay you for your time and energy. Trust me.'

'Okay,' she finally agreed. 'What time?'

'Let's say by eleven.'

'Alright.'

She came around few minutes after eleven, and she was ushered to his small office. He made sure he welcomed her with a smile, although inwardly, he felt no mirth.

'What kind I offer you, Cynthia?' he asked.

'Malt drinks,' she said.

Pronto, he asked his sales girl to get the drinks. He allowed a couple of minutes to take it before clearing his throat.

'Now, dear Cynthia, my reason for asking you to come here is simple,' he began. 'The call made to Maggie that you spent the night with me has caused an eternal damage, as she has cut off relationship with me and has got herself a new man.'

Was that true? She asked in her mind. Had her action brought such a serious reprisal? Inwardly, she felt some guilt. Maybe she should not have gone to that extent.

'But that one is gone,' he went on. 'The challenge I'm having now is I have serious feelings for her close friend.'

Cynthia clouded her face.

'Now, don't look at me like that. I'm serious. It sounds odd, but that's the feeling I have for her. I love that her friend. I'm ready to marry her, even right away. But she doesn't believe me. She and her friend believe I'm a flirt, a playboy and an unserious guy.

'The help I need from you is I want to take you to her face, and I want you to tell her that you were the one that made that call to Maggie's number that morning. Above all, I want you to tell her the truth that though you slept overnight in my house, there was nothing sexual between us that night. That's all. All i want you to tell her is the truth. No more, no less.'

Cynthia paused in her drinks and was briefly thoughtful.

'I'm sorry, I called Margaret's number that morning.'

Tony felt some triumph. It was the first time Cynthia would be making that admission.

'I didn't know it would bring a serious consequence as this. I did it because I felt scorned by you. I felt I've been treated so badly.'

She shrugged again. 'It's okay, I will follow you to this lady you're talking about and I'll explain to her what really happened.'

Tony felt happy. 'That is good. You just tell her the truth. That is all.'



Jide Balogun was trying to have a warm-up chat with Lara. Since the day she rejected the food he sent a woman to give her, he had felt slighted and had stayed off.

Today, he felt he should call a truce, even though it was all unilateral. He was in her office, trying to start a conversation when she had a male and a female visitor. That ended the almost-monologue conversation.

'Alright, Lara, dear,' he said. 'We will continue the conversation some other time.'

'Alright, Mr. Balogun,' she had replied.

He had emphasized the word, 'dear', while she had emphasized the word, 'Mister'. As soon as she was gone, Lara turned to look at Tony anxiously. 'I hope there's no problem.'

Tony smiled. 'No. Not at all.' He went straight to business. 'The lady with me here is Cynthia. Cynthia, this is Miss Lara, Margaret's friend that I told you about.'

The two ladies nodded at each other.

'Yes,' Tony continued. 'I brought Cynthia here so that she would tell you the whole truth and nothing but the truth as to what happened that day. Cynthia, please, over to you.'

Cynthia cleared her throat and told her story. She said the truth about how Maggie first came in and caught them making love. She also said the truth about how she had gone to Tony's house the following night, only to be told that she was no longer needed in the relationship.

'I felt, scorned and humiliated,' she said. It was that feeling of bitterness that made her to stealthily go inside his bedroom when he was bathing, and making that call to Maggie, though she made it look like she wanted to call a Veronica. Cynthia ended her story by reiterating that all she had said was the truth, and nothing but the truth.'

Lara sighed after the lady had finished her story. 'There are issues, here,' she said. 'Number one, how I'm supposed to know if she indeed was the lady that Maggie saw with you when she visited your house unannounced?'

Tony nodded. 'You have a point there. Please, use your phone to take her picture, and show it to Maggie. I hope she'll be able to recognize her.'

Lara nodded. 'Then, secondly, even if she was the lady, how am I sure you've not given her something to come and be saying all these?'

Cynthia immediately felt insulted. 'Excuse me, what exactly are you insinuating? I won't be so lowly as to do all that!'




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Re: Love Is A Dangerous Game by BigBasher: 4:44pm On Jun 20
Interesting story.

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