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The Greatest Heartbreak 6 by graceola001(f): 7:40pm On Sep 06
THE GREATEST HEARTBREAK
© OLAYEMI GRACE

EPISODE SIX
When Justin got to his final year, the unexpected happened. He got a call from home that his father was involved in an accident and had passed away. Justin was so devastated and I was by his side all the way. We travelled home for the burial and Justin’s uncles came from the village to claim their brother’s wealth.

The pathetic thing about the whole situation was that Justin’s father did not leave a will and his younger brother was his next of kin. That left Justin and his mother with nothing to call theirs. The family took everything and left the house since it was rented. Justin’s mother was a teacher in a private secondary school and so her salary could not sustain the family. Justin needed a lot of money at that time for his project and other things. He was always sad and lost in thought and I felt the need to help my love.

I compelled my parents to take up Justin’s bills and I was always demanding money from them at his request. That year finally became my best year in the university as Justin started treating me like a baby. He would always do everything to make me happy and I was grateful that circumstances had made my Justin change.

Justin graduated with a very good result and once again he was leaving me in school. I was sad but at the same time happy that he could now live the life of his dreams and help his mother financially. I was also determined to face my studies and come out with a good grade and though it was not easy due to my past unseriousness and failure I put in all my best and I was able to achieve it.
I reconciled with my best friend Lizzy after Justin left the school and we had wonderful times together enjoying our final year in school.

We were posted to different states for our compulsory one year national service and though I wanted to work my posting to where Justin was now working but I was unable to and I just learnt to live far away from Justin. We mostly talked on phone and sometimes I travelled down to visit him and spend time with him. Most of the time, he didn’t appear thrilled to see me when I visited but we still had great times together. For those times, I didn’t see him with any other woman and I became convinced that he had changed.

Life was so fair on me and even though I didn’t do so well in school, I was able to establish the business of my dreams. With the help of my parents I built a multinational shopping complex and I was importing various things into the country. I moved to where Justin was and once again I was close to him even though we were not living in the same house.

Justin was living in a one-room apartment and I was always embarrassed anytime I paid him a visit. He was managing in a school as a teacher and I felt his pain of not getting a befitting employment. I got him a car and a new apartment close to where I live to make him closer to me.

“You don’t like it?” I asked Justin after showing him the house and the car but he didn’t seem to be happy.

“Are you trying to shove it in my face that you have made it in life?” Justin asked me leaving me surprised at such an uncalled for outburst from him.

I could not get mad at him because I knew he was having a hard time. His mother was depending on him to bring them out of poverty and now a girl he graduated before and even with better grades than was buying him a house and a car.

I went over to him where he was seated and I saw tears flowing from his eyes. I was moved with compassion because that was the first time I would be seeing Justin in tears, he didn’t even cry when his father died. I was determined to get him a good job at any cost.

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Re: The Greatest Heartbreak 6 by graceola001(f): 1:47pm On Sep 26
graceola001:
THE GREATEST HEARTBREAK
© OLAYEMI GRACE

EPISODE SIX
When Justin got to his final year, the unexpected happened. He got a call from home that his father was involved in an accident and had passed away. Justin was so devastated and I was by his side all the way. We travelled home for the burial and Justin’s uncles came from the village to claim their brother’s wealth.

The pathetic thing about the whole situation was that Justin’s father did not leave a will and his younger brother was his next of kin. That left Justin and his mother with nothing to call theirs. The family took everything and left the house since it was rented. Justin’s mother was a teacher in a private secondary school and so her salary could not sustain the family. Justin needed a lot of money at that time for his project and other things. He was always sad and lost in thought and I felt the need to help my love.

I compelled my parents to take up Justin’s bills and I was always demanding money from them at his request. That year finally became my best year in the university as Justin started treating me like a baby. He would always do everything to make me happy and I was grateful that circumstances had made my Justin change.

Justin graduated with a very good result and once again he was leaving me in school. I was sad but at the same time happy that he could now live the life of his dreams and help his mother financially. I was also determined to face my studies and come out with a good grade and though it was not easy due to my past unseriousness and failure I put in all my best and I was able to achieve it.
I reconciled with my best friend Lizzy after Justin left the school and we had wonderful times together enjoying our final year in school.

We were posted to different states for our compulsory one year national service and though I wanted to work my posting to where Justin was now working but I was unable to and I just learnt to live far away from Justin. We mostly talked on phone and sometimes I travelled down to visit him and spend time with him. Most of the time, he didn’t appear thrilled to see me when I visited but we still had great times together. For those times, I didn’t see him with any other woman and I became convinced that he had changed.

Life was so fair on me and even though I didn’t do so well in school, I was able to establish the business of my dreams. With the help of my parents I built a multinational shopping complex and I was importing various things into the country. I moved to where Justin was and once again I was close to him even though we were not living in the same house.

Justin was living in a one-room apartment and I was always embarrassed anytime I paid him a visit. He was managing in a school as a teacher and I felt his pain of not getting a befitting employment. I got him a car and a new apartment close to where I live to make him closer to me.

“You don’t like it?” I asked Justin after showing him the house and the car but he didn’t seem to be happy.

“Are you trying to shove it in my face that you have made it in life?” Justin asked me leaving me surprised at such an uncalled for outburst from him.

I could not get mad at him because I knew he was having a hard time. His mother was depending on him to bring them out of poverty and now a girl he graduated before and even with better grades than was buying him a house and a car.

I went over to him where he was seated and I saw tears flowing from his eyes. I was moved with compassion because that was the first time I would be seeing Justin in tears, he didn’t even cry when his father died. I was determined to get him a good job at any cost.

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THE GREATEST HEARTBREAK
© OLAYEMI GRACE

EPISODE SEVEN
I contacted a lot of people that I knew and even asked my dad for help. Justin got a lot of interview offers but none of them called him back for the job.

I finally asked a chief who was into oil and gas for help and he promised to help Justin on the condition that I gave him my body. I felt insulted and I left the place in anger. I was so angry that Justin noticed it when I visited him later that day. He asked about my mood and I narrated everything to him. He asked for the prospects of the job and I told him that the pay was good with other benefits.

“Then you mean you can’t make that little sacrifice for me to be happy,” Justin said throwing me off guard.

Was he asking me to sleep with an old man to get him a job?

“I can’t continue to depend on you my whole life, I’m a man and I need to take responsibility for my life. Please do this for me?” He begged with so much sincerity that made me shed tears.

“My body belongs to you Justin and I have vowed that no other man would ever have access to it,” I said.

“If it belongs to me then you would be willing to use it for me. There is no big deal in this Jemima, a lot of people do it and it is just one night and I would get a good job to take care of you and my mother,” Justin said.

“You can always get a better job elsewhere Justin. The price of this job is too high and I can always take care of us till you get a better job,” I explained and Justin went quiet.

“I guess you don’t love me indeed like you claimed,” he said after a brief silence and walked away.

Justin didn’t say anything to me again that evening till I left his house and I didn’t get why he was so angry.

He should be happy that he had a woman that could keep herself for only him and not be angry. I thought of what Justin asked of me and the more I thought about it, the more I knew it was a wrong thing to do. I called Lizzy to inform her and she supported me. She was of the opinion that a man that truly loved a woman would not want to share her with anyone else. She said it was an indication that Justin didn’t love me but I knew that she never liked him so she was just saying that out of her well of disgust for Justin.

After much consideration I decided to do it for him and even though I was not happy I went through with it to prove to Justin that I really loved him. I had the worst night of my life with the chief and got Justin his dream job.

He started acting up after he got the job and he was always busy. I went back to the rat race of always fighting for his attention and anytime I confronted him about it he would just say it was because of work. I started regretting getting him the job since it was taking most of his time.

I noticed Justin no longer touched me and anytime I spent the night at his place, he would just sleep like a log pretending not to notice the presence of a woman. I confronted him about it and he told me he doesn’t eat left-over. I didn’t understand but when he finally called me used garbage to my face I understood he was talking about the chief incident that got him a job.

Once again I was being treated like a trash by Justin and I knew that I didn’t deserve such a treatment from him after all I had done for him. I wanted to hate Justin but the mere thought of him melted my heart and I could not bear to live without him. I guess I had become a slave to love.

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THE GREATEST HEARTBREAK
© OLAYEMI GRACE

EPISODE EIGHT
I was still lost in thought of all I had been through in the hands of Justin when I heard a knock at my door. I knew it could only be Lizzy since she was the only friend I had and the only one that visited me unannounced. My employees don’t come to my house unless I called them and Justin only comes whenever I dragged him along. I stood up reluctantly and staggered to the door.

“Wassup bestie,” Lizzy said with a big smile and hugged me.

I tried to hide my sadness from Lizzy by faking a smile but she could see through me.

“I’m cool dear,” I answered.

“You are definitely not cool and I know it. So tell me what is the problem this time? What did Justin do?” she asked.

Lizzy knew all about my ordeals with Justin and knew that whenever I was in a foul mood it would always have something to do with Justin. I kept quiet for a while and after I was able to gather my words I narrated everything to her.

“You remember I told you about the chief that wanted to give Justin a job sometimes ago but on the condition that I slept with him,” I started and Lizzy nodded telling me that she remembered all that happened then.

How Justin convinced me to do it and how he got the job afterwards and how life had been better for him since then.

Since Justin got that job, he became distant and was always claiming that he was busy and all that. And anytime I visited him he would not touch me with the excuse that he was tired and needed to rest.

I decided to confront him about that sometimes ago and he told me that I was a left-over that he could not deal with. He said he could not touch a woman that has been used as a tool for getting a job.

Though I felt bad about that, I decided to forgive him and was always begging him to forgive me and all that until he finally gave in to my pleadings and started touching me even though his attitudes were still filled with disdain. I was saying until Lizzy interrupted me with her screams.

“You mean he did all that. Why didn’t you tell me? You this girl don suffer for this boy hand o (you have really suffered). Is that why you are moody?” Lizzy said with her voice roaring like a thunder.

I kept quiet until she was calm before I continued.

“You have not heard the worst part o,” I told her.

“What could be worse than all these he has done to you?” She asked.
“Wait till I finish my story.”

I continued tolerating all his excesses and whenever he had to travel on official purposes I was always sad because he would be gone away and knowing the kind of person he was I knew he could do and undo. I tried my best to monitor him just to make sure he was not seeing someone else but I guess I lacked sufficient detective skills to catch him.

Unknown to me, he was going out with his secretary and was also having something to do with another lady in the firm.

“How did you find out?” Lizzy interrupted me again.

“Wait girl, don’t be faster than your shadow. I’m going to give you the full gist.” I said with the calmest voice I could afford at that time because my inside was boiling and I was feeling really broken and wasted and talking about my hurt was only making me hurt more.

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THE GREATEST HEARTBREAK
© OLAYEMI GRACE

EPISODE NINE
I didn’t check the employment letter I brought for him so I didn’t know that he had an official car and an apartment. So whenever he told me that he was going on a business trip he would move to his official apartment and do whatever he liked there with those ladies.

Sometimes he travelled for as long as five months and he would return to tell me stories of how the trip was and all that. Justin had been living like that ever since and I never for once suspected a thing.

I had some businesses to do in the next city and that was where I saw chief again. He was pleased to see me but I wasn’t thrilled to see him again at all. He commended Justin’s hard work and how he was pleased to work with him and how well Justin was impacting into his organization. I asked him why he was always making Justin to travel and do a lot of field work if he was enjoying Justin’s contribution in the office.

He gave me the greatest shock by telling me that Justin had never gone on a business trip since he started working for him. I was surprised because Justin was away at that time. I asked if Justin was at work that day since he said he just arrived and chief said he was.

At that point I knew Justin had been playing a fast one on me. I enquired about his address as I knew he must have filled that out in the office and the chief told me that Justin had been living in the company’s apartment for staffs and that he sometimes travel to be with his sick mother.

He gave me the two addresses and I discovered that Justin registered the apartment I got for him as his mother’s address while his residential address was somewhere else. I thanked the chief as I secured the next flight back to the city. I could not wait to unravel the mystery behind Justin’s incessant business trips.

I got to the address and called Justin to ask him again. Something in me wanted all these to be false and I wanted to believe that Justin was really sincere to me and maybe the chief was mistaken him for someone else. I asked Justin where he was and he said they just finished for the day and that he was heading back to his room in the lodge. I ended the call and stepped out of my car.

The compound was really big with a lot of apartments but I had no problem recognizing where I was going because I had a full description. I knocked on the door and Justin opened up. He looked surprised to see me and he was still holding the door asking me what I wanted but I pushed him away with all the strength I had and found my way into the house.

The house was well furnished and looked like it had been in use for a while. I sat on the chair and was looking at Justin with a wicked smile on my face. He had been exposed but I was still curious about what he was hiding and was waiting for the cat to crawl out of the bag.

“You are not welcome here Jemima, so get yourself out of this place now before I lose my temper,” he said with eyes and voice filled with rage but I was not moved.

I asked him why he lied to me and he said he owed me no explanation. I was hurt but I kept my cool. I asked him why he was treating me badly and he just ignored me and went upstairs.

I made myself comfortable in the house and promised myself not to leave until I get to the root of the matter. I found the kitchen and decided to cook for Justin since he liked eating and I hoped that he would open up to me and tell me what I was not doing right so I could change for him.

I had finished cooking the food and was about dishing it when I heard a squeak from the door and finally it opened. I went to the living room to see who the guest was because I had never seen Justin with any friend before and whenever I asked him he would say he came as an only child because he didn’t need friends.

I saw a lady holding a shopping bag and she was saying “I’m home baby” I was looking at her and when she looked up she asked who I was. I also directed the question back to her and she said she lived there and I should better start talking or she would call the cops.

I could not even say anything. Justin was living with a woman when he told me when I suggested we live together like we did on campus that he didn’t want to get used to having me around and that he wanted us to miss each other so we would value the moments we had together.

I felt my legs going numb and I had to sit down to avoid passing out. She took her phone and dialed Justin’s number and he came downstairs.

“Who is she?” She said immediately she sighted him.

He looked at me for a while and said “she’s not important.”

“Welcome dear” and he went over to hug her in my presence.

At that time, a concert had already started on my head and I could feel the sound of the drums banging every part of my head.

“I would not take this insult from Justin again.”

I went back to the kitchen and the lady came after me questioning me. Before I knew what was happening I had landed her three slaps. I vented all my anger on her and made sure that I left a mark on her face.

Justin ran to the kitchen when he heard her scream and for the first time in my life I could stay angry with Justin staring at his face. He tried to lift her up and I gave him a piece of my mind. I didn’t allow him to talk and when he wanted to insult me like he always did I gave him a dirty slap and stormed out telling him that I was done.

I know I should have done that before then and even though it took me so long, I just want to forget all about Justin and move on to a better life with someone that deserves me.

“It hurts so much that I have wasted the better part of my life with someone like that.” I said amidst tears as I leaned on Lizzy’s arms who was busy comforting me.

I knew she had warned me earlier about Justin but I was blinded by my feelings and could not do anything to get out of the cage I had been living in. Lizzy encouraged me and gave me hope that there were better men that were ready to love me and not make me go through hell as Justin had done. She made dinner for me and convinced me to go to the club with her. I didn’t want to but she was persistent and was not ready to take a no for an answer so I had to give in to her request.

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