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Re: Morenikeji By Amah by Dapalace: 4:55pm On Mar 26
MORENIKEJI.
Episode 21
By AMAH’S HEART.

 

 

“I was very angry with you Keji…

He finally said after breakfast as we sat together in his private sitting room.

Is been 8 days ever since the incident.
This was another morning breakfast we both had together.

He refused me going back to my apartment. Phil said is not safe and his mind won’t be at rest if I go back.

He got another apartment for me in an estate close to his.
It wasn’t ready for me to move in yet so he asked me to stay with him until the apartment is fully set.

For the entire eight days straight that I have been here, I have made different attempt for Phil to go intimate with me but to no avail.
I sleep in the room next to his but he acts like I’m invisible.

Today, while sitting with him, i brought up the topic of how I miss my apartment and would have still be there if not for Bayo.
Phil who has not really scolded me over the entire incident decided to go back to it.

“… As much as I don’t want to go back to what happened but is worth talking about.

He became quiet as he stare at one of the wall paints hanging in his living room.

“I’m really sorry Phil. I never meant for


any of that to happen… everything took me by surprise. Like Bayo showing up out of the blues and feeling so entitled to come into my apartment and straight to my kitchen after telling his rooster and bull stories. I couldn’t think straight at that moment. I just did the only thing I thought was wise in my eyes…
He remains quiet as his eyes travel to an oil canvas hanging above the television.
He returns his eyes to the music show playing on the TV quietly.

He was not willing to talk as he remains quiet, I continued speaking.

“…I know my life is a mess, so complicated…i really don’t know why things doesn’t always go in my favor. I have so much baggages Phil…i didn’t choose, life just thrust me off and on. Ever since you step into my life is begins to have a meaning…I wouldn’t trade you for anything Phil. I really do appreciate everything you have done and still doing for me. You ha….

He looked at me and interrupted.

“Enough of me Keji, is not about me…is about you. Try to think before making decisions sometime. I mean what if Bayo overpowered you that night and hurt you, what if he succeeded in escaping…gone again with your money. What happened to your bank account that you decided to store such amount at home. I know you will probably say is for emergency reasons which is good and wise… yes, but Bayo could have gotten away with it for the


second time, it would have been so foolish of you. My major anger is how you took risk… with a criminal in your apartment and you choose not to tell me. Just…what if something bad has happened to you Keji? I’m angry for different reasons but I have slept over it for days now and moving on but I do want you to know something Keji, we are in a relationship and every wrong decision you makes affect not only you but me too.
He paused, looked at me and back at the wall canvas.
I kept staring at his kissable lips, his pointed nose, his sexy eyes and fresh skin while he speaks.

I was sitting in a different cushion next to his. As I imagine different things in my head I couldn’t help but to start grinning from ear to ear.

I feel very lucky to have Philip.
He looked at me again and asked.

“…Did you get any of what I just said… I’m very serious with my words… this is no child’s play Keji. I wanted our dinner date to be one to remember but it was ruined due to the kind of wrong decisions you made and now I have to restrategies all over again…is not funny Keji. Stop looking at me all over and smiling to yourself. I can bet on what you are thinking but there’s time for everything…

I straightened and apologies.

“Loosen up Phil, I’m sorry… really sorry. I promise it won’t happen again. Let bygones be bygones. I’m only smiling because you look so cute when you are angry…

He shakes his head pathetically while I went on laughing.
He focus on the television.

“You knew Bayo was lying right? How did you know?

I asked while standing and moving closer to him.

“I just knew. It was very obvious that he was lying. His words wasn’t making any sense to me… I’m not stupid to consider any element of truth in what he said.

I sat next to him and placed my hand on his lap daring him to kiss me.
But he was obviously not in the mood.



“Is that the only thing that made you think Bayo was lying…?

He turned and looked at me, curved a smile and said.

“I know what exactly you want to hear Keji. Okay… when he mentioned the size of my manhood…and how you complained of not getting satisfied because of the size… You know. If I was in a lighter mood I could have laugh it out but I wasn’t. We haven’t even go that deep… You obviously don’t know what I carry underpants except if you have a microscopic eyes to scan through. Let’s talk about something else Keji. My Dad called me this morning from London…him and my Mom will be going over to visit my uncle. Dad’s younger brother who is based there with his family…my kid sister will be going with them. She can’t get enough of having Dad and Mom aroun…

I interrupted immediately.

“That’s beautiful Phil. I’m glad that your parents are having a great time in London. I want us to return back to our old topic… when are we going to make love like normal couples in relationship do. For days now I have been trying to get you to notice that I’m a lady with need. I really want to know the size of your…stuff..

I pointed a finger where his chairman was relaxing.
He looked at me in a weird way. He probably thinks I’m crazy but I try to leave shyness aside and express myself in that area like I have always wanted to do.

We are more than six months in the relationship. I haven’t been in a relationship that I will stay more than two months with a man and not get laid.

Once I’m in a relationship one of the things I look forward to is the rumbling and cuddling in bed with my man.
Is mostly after a week of been in a relationship that the bedmating begins.
the highest I have stayed without getting to see the action part of my man in bed is two months because the guy in question was a fanatic chuchy type but he later succumb. He couldn’t stay anymore without touching me.

Isn’t love making part of the fun and glows in relationship?

I thought Phil will want to touch me same day we became an item.
We have known each other for way too long before officially going into a relationship. If he had wanted to get down with me same day I could have been happy.
But after few kisses he left. I kept hoping that he will ask but three months went by and he didn’t ask.
Yesterday made us six months and one week in the relationship and yet he doesn’t appear like one ready to take me to cloud nine.

Is a total different thing if I’m not in a relationship but I am with the cuties man alive.
The man that I have never stop fantasizing over, he was my prince charming even before he noticed me. I have desired him way too long before we are finally together.
Now that I have him, he is still restricting himself from me. It means that I don’t fully have him all.
What is the point of our togetherness when we can’t make out like normal people do.

Is love making only for married couple, since we are both adults, love each other what is holding us back again?

Philip does every thing for me but he has refused to receive his rightful reward from me.
I could have given him the satisfaction he needs in bed. Like he has never experienced before in his life.

I can’t hold it in anymore, I need more than just kissing and few touches here and there.
I’m a sexual active lady and there is no sin in boldly acclaiming to this.
I was only patient this months, waiting till the time Phil will be ready but the fine young man does not look like he will be ever ready soon.
Is high time to get him in the mood.
Maybe if I offer it to him he won’t have choice than to accept.
He is probably waiting for me to make the first move.

I kissed his cheeks before standing. He watched me move to the door and make sure it was securely locked.
I cat walked back to him, stood in his front and started unbuttoning my shirt.

“What are you doing?

He asked uncomfortably.

” Isn’t it obvious? I’m trying to seduce you of course. You are always too serious maybe is time to loosen up a bit Phil… let’s spice up our relationship.



I unbuttoned my shirt, threw it to the floor.
I stood with my bra and was about pulling down the short skirt that I wore when he pulled me to sit on his laps



“Who put this dirty ideas in your head? is it Bayo’s words that got you thinking about it or is what you always wanted to do…

“Is not Bayo’s words or anyone’s. I have always wanted you to make the move. I mean I have seen every other side of you except the intimacy part. I have imagined what it will look like Phil, I just can’t wait anymore. I need you to do it if you truly loves me…

He curved a smile as he looked at my well endowed breast still tucked inside the bra.
I was making progress and I can see desires in his eyes.
Exactly what I have wanted.
I lift up his head and kissed him fully on the mouth, he responded.
I carried his hand and placed on my breast, asking him to handle it.
His hands remained frozen where I placed it.
I gently bite his ears and whispered he should unhooked the bra and do whatever he likes with the breast in his hand.
He didn’t unhook, I quickly did that for him as the whole thing poured into his hand

He moved his hand up and down my breast like a robot.
He later removed his hand and placed it on my waist.
I almost sighed out my frustrations.

I lowered my hands to his manhood. He flinched a little.
I continued the work, still making progress. He didn’t stop me.

I felt a budge and smile. It was a big one indeed but I still need more confirmation to ascertain what I was seeing under the trouser.
I placed my hand on it, just as my hand make contact with it, he quickly removed my hand.
He pushed me aside, stood up and straightened.

When I thought that I was going to take him to a climax he just shifted me aside.
He gasped out before looking at me.
Not at my still bare breast, but fully in the face.

“We can’t always have what we want Keji. Even in freedom I’m still not free to do as I please. I’m bonded to purity, right parental upbringing, self discipline and fear of God Keji. Yes, I know I’m a full grown adult but that doesn’t qualify me to an immoral act. If I live as I please, I will have different women coming and going as they please. I might even have one baby mama somewhere by now if I live without fear of certain things. Me and you wouldn’t have happened, I could have included you in my used and dumped women list and I will have no guilt feeling over that. I choose not to be the happening guy or allow the world to placed me where they want. I’m well exposed, and move around with over exposed guys too but I’m not confirmed to their world. No one force me to do what I don’t want Keji. You will have to wait until I’m ready. I’m not running away, I see no reason for the rush. We’re just six months…not six years. Not having sex won’t kill any of us and having it won’t still add or reduce the way I feel about you. I don’t know if I make any sense to you… Please wear your clothes Keji let’s go out for a swim. You will feel better after a long swim…

He stood waiting for a disappointed me to get ready but all I did was to pick up my bra from the ground and held it in my hand. Still hoping that he will change his mind.
He walked into his room, leaving me alone
He later came out fully on his swimming suit with a towel hanging on his shoulder.



I was still holding my bra without making effort to wear them.
Instead of leaving me to suit myself, he dropped his white towel in a chair and came to me., Collected the bra from my hand, and tries to put it back on for me.
He was finding it difficult in hooking it.

“This thing seems more difficult than I thought. How do you ladies manage to hold it all in, I mean don’t you gets uncomfortable sometimes… I’m almost running out of breath just to put the first hook. Can you help me… please?

He left it, came to my front and bent over. He was obviously trying to cheer me up.

“…I really don’t know what you are thinking right now. But is better not be rejection because I didn’t reject you or your advances, i only want it to happen at the right time Keji. We will get to tear ourselves into pieces in bed if we want but not yet Keji. Your past relationships records probably did things differently than I. It obviously change your orientation about sex and love. I’m not trying to prove any point or to think I’m better off than anyone. I’m just me… I’m super free to do as like but I won’t abuse my freedom to please the entire corrupt minded human race. Stay with me and understand me wholly and you may get to see things in a different points of view.

“Are you a virgin… have you had any intimacy with a woman before?

I asked him. He stood up, picked up his towel and hanged it back on his shoulder again

“Mmmm… More..ni…keji. hope I got it right? You are quiet a handful. My virginity shouldn’t be another topic of discussion today… let’s talk about it next time my love. But be aware that my refusal to get intimate with you has nothing to do with whether i am a virgin or not. My decision to stay away from sexual intercourse is entirely my choice. Having said that… now can we go? Maybe you will get to tell me the meaning of your name…and the reason behind it if there’s any. C’mon Keji… brighten up let’s go.

I stood, flashed him a smile. Got dressed and we left.
He had a hand to my waist after glancing at my fingers.

“I will pick you up from your catering school on Friday and we can both drive out for a nice time. On Saturday, I want us to have another special dinner date…please try not to ruin this one. I really do want it to be very special just you and I with candle light and roses. Then by tomorrow which is Sunday we can both go over to Chike’s house. Let’s pay them a visit together…what do you think?

I agreed with a full smile.
He sure knows how to get me in a special way.
Phil asked me to tell Ijeoma to bring drinks and whatever I will like to chew by the pool.
He stood waiting for me while I went to the kitchen

After informing Ijeoma, I turned to leave. she said to me.

“This is your moment, but remember it won’t last. You’re just among many other ladies the boss has used and dumped in the past. He’s rich, handsome and well connected so is only normal for ladies like you to want to flock around him like bee. Make good use of your time because the end is near and I will be here when you will come crying blood and I will have the last laugh. The only thing you will ever be to him is a mere girlfriend. The boss is careful with women… especially gold diggers like you so that you don’t trap him with pregnancy. He is an igbo man, his wisdom is follow come…it runs in the blood. You will grow old if you are waiting for him to marry you…it will never happen. The boss has a woman, whom he loves dearly. Amara is his childhood friend that they grew fond of each other and thought it will lead to marriage. But there’s another lady that he doesn’t joke with. You don’t know about her because you aren’t important… even his parents knows about this lady because she is the one they approve for their son. You are just a passer-by. Your presence doesn’t count onye ofe mmanu. Go and get your own Yoruba man and leave our Igbo finest alone. He will never be yours… try everything you can. The boss belongs to another. Okay..bye bye, gaa kwaazie ndi yard unu. (Go and tell your yard people)

I try to smile even in the means of the troubling news Ijeoma gave.

Phil will be waiting for me but I need to give Ijeoma a piece of my heart before leaving

I said to her angrily

“When your boss decide to make me his Queen for life, one of the first thing that i will do is to fire you…i promise you Ijeoma. I will fire you immediately for being a pain in my neck. And be certain that it will happen because very soon I will be pregnant for your boss. He’s a big cat fish, I know his worth without being told. As a smart babe that I am I won’t let him slip off my fingers just like tha….

“What are you talking about Keji? So, I’m a big cat fish… really?

It was Phil. I’m in serious shit.

I swallowed hard and didn’t bother turning immediately.
Ijeoma began to smile mischievously.

She grabbed her opportunity and began to say both the ones I said and what I never said.
Phil shunned her.
I turned quietly to face Phil.
He looks disappointed as he asked Ijeoma to shut up.

“Be quiet Ijeoma, I heard enough of what she said…I don’t need an informant. You need to start learning how to respect Keji, she is not your colleague anymore…. hope you understand that clearly? Keji, please next time use big lion or elephant to refer to me not a cat fish. I don’t even like cat fish….

He smiled to ease my worries as he stretched out his hand towards me.

I can read disappointment in his eyes. He is only being noble because of Ijeoma.

I took his hand and we walked away.

Ijeoma has really pushed me to say what I never meant to say. I was only trying to get back at her. I ended up saying the wrong thing.
Now Phil will think that my main purpose of pressurizing him to get into bed with me is for my selfish reasons.

I don’t know how much he heard but I assumed he heard enough to nail me.

How do I even convince him that I was only blabbing out of anger.
Hope I haven’t ruined another dinner date with Philip because of Ijeoma.

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Re: Morenikeji By Amah by Dapalace: 4:57pm On Mar 26
Episode 21




 

“I was very angry with you Keji…

He finally said after breakfast as we sat together in his private sitting room.

Is been 8 days ever since the incident.
This was another morning breakfast we both had together.

He refused me going back to my apartment. Phil said is not safe and his mind won’t be at rest if I go back.

He got another apartment for me in an estate close to his.
It wasn’t ready for me to move in yet so he asked me to stay with him until the apartment is fully set.

For the entire eight days straight that I have been here, I have made different attempt for Phil to go intimate with me but to no avail.
I sleep in the room next to his but he acts like I’m invisible.

Today, while sitting with him, i brought up the topic of how I miss my apartment and would have still be there if not for Bayo.
Phil who has not really scolded me over the entire incident decided to go back to it.

“… As much as I don’t want to go back to what happened but is worth talking about.

He became quiet as he stare at one of the wall paints hanging in his living room.

“I’m really sorry Phil. I never meant for


any of that to happen… everything took me by surprise. Like Bayo showing up out of the blues and feeling so entitled to come into my apartment and straight to my kitchen after telling his rooster and bull stories. I couldn’t think straight at that moment. I just did the only thing I thought was wise in my eyes…
He remains quiet as his eyes travel to an oil canvas hanging above the television.
He returns his eyes to the music show playing on the TV quietly.

He was not willing to talk as he remains quiet, I continued speaking.

“…I know my life is a mess, so complicated…i really don’t know why things doesn’t always go in my favor. I have so much baggages Phil…i didn’t choose, life just thrust me off and on. Ever since you step into my life is begins to have a meaning…I wouldn’t trade you for anything Phil. I really do appreciate everything you have done and still doing for me. You ha….

He looked at me and interrupted.

“Enough of me Keji, is not about me…is about you. Try to think before making decisions sometime. I mean what if Bayo overpowered you that night and hurt you, what if he succeeded in escaping…gone again with your money. What happened to your bank account that you decided to store such amount at home. I know you will probably say is for emergency reasons which is good and wise… yes, but Bayo could have gotten away with it for the


second time, it would have been so foolish of you. My major anger is how you took risk… with a criminal in your apartment and you choose not to tell me. Just…what if something bad has happened to you Keji? I’m angry for different reasons but I have slept over it for days now and moving on but I do want you to know something Keji, we are in a relationship and every wrong decision you makes affect not only you but me too.
He paused, looked at me and back at the wall canvas.
I kept staring at his kissable lips, his pointed nose, his sexy eyes and fresh skin while he speaks.

I was sitting in a different cushion next to his. As I imagine different things in my head I couldn’t help but to start grinning from ear to ear.

I feel very lucky to have Philip.
He looked at me again and asked.

“…Did you get any of what I just said… I’m very serious with my words… this is no child’s play Keji. I wanted our dinner date to be one to remember but it was ruined due to the kind of wrong decisions you made and now I have to restrategies all over again…is not funny Keji. Stop looking at me all over and smiling to yourself. I can bet on what you are thinking but there’s time for everything…

I straightened and apologies.

“Loosen up Phil, I’m sorry… really sorry. I promise it won’t happen again. Let bygones be bygones. I’m only smiling because you look so cute when you are angry…

He shakes his head pathetically while I went on laughing.
He focus on the television.

“You knew Bayo was lying right? How did you know?

I asked while standing and moving closer to him.

“I just knew. It was very obvious that he was lying. His words wasn’t making any sense to me… I’m not stupid to consider any element of truth in what he said.

I sat next to him and placed my hand on his lap daring him to kiss me.
But he was obviously not in the mood.



“Is that the only thing that made you think Bayo was lying…?

He turned and looked at me, curved a smile and said.

“I know what exactly you want to hear Keji. Okay… when he mentioned the size of my manhood…and how you complained of not getting satisfied because of the size… You know. If I was in a lighter mood I could have laugh it out but I wasn’t. We haven’t even go that deep… You obviously don’t know what I carry underpants except if you have a microscopic eyes to scan through. Let’s talk about something else Keji. My Dad called me this morning from London…him and my Mom will be going over to visit my uncle. Dad’s younger brother who is based there with his family…my kid sister will be going with them. She can’t get enough of having Dad and Mom aroun…

I interrupted immediately.

“That’s beautiful Phil. I’m glad that your parents are having a great time in London. I want us to return back to our old topic… when are we going to make love like normal couples in relationship do. For days now I have been trying to get you to notice that I’m a lady with need. I really want to know the size of your…stuff..

I pointed a finger where his chairman was relaxing.
He looked at me in a weird way. He probably thinks I’m crazy but I try to leave shyness aside and express myself in that area like I have always wanted to do.

We are more than six months in the relationship. I haven’t been in a relationship that I will stay more than two months with a man and not get laid.

Once I’m in a relationship one of the things I look forward to is the rumbling and cuddling in bed with my man.
Is mostly after a week of been in a relationship that the bedmating begins.
the highest I have stayed without getting to see the action part of my man in bed is two months because the guy in question was a fanatic chuchy type but he later succumb. He couldn’t stay anymore without touching me.

Isn’t love making part of the fun and glows in relationship?

I thought Phil will want to touch me same day we became an item.
We have known each other for way too long before officially going into a relationship. If he had wanted to get down with me same day I could have been happy.
But after few kisses he left. I kept hoping that he will ask but three months went by and he didn’t ask.
Yesterday made us six months and one week in the relationship and yet he doesn’t appear like one ready to take me to cloud nine.

Is a total different thing if I’m not in a relationship but I am with the cuties man alive.
The man that I have never stop fantasizing over, he was my prince charming even before he noticed me. I have desired him way too long before we are finally together.
Now that I have him, he is still restricting himself from me. It means that I don’t fully have him all.
What is the point of our togetherness when we can’t make out like normal people do.

Is love making only for married couple, since we are both adults, love each other what is holding us back again?

Philip does every thing for me but he has refused to receive his rightful reward from me.
I could have given him the satisfaction he needs in bed. Like he has never experienced before in his life.

I can’t hold it in anymore, I need more than just kissing and few touches here and there.
I’m a sexual active lady and there is no sin in boldly acclaiming to this.
I was only patient this months, waiting till the time Phil will be ready but the fine young man does not look like he will be ever ready soon.
Is high time to get him in the mood.
Maybe if I offer it to him he won’t have choice than to accept.
He is probably waiting for me to make the first move.

I kissed his cheeks before standing. He watched me move to the door and make sure it was securely locked.
I cat walked back to him, stood in his front and started unbuttoning my shirt.

“What are you doing?

He asked uncomfortably.

” Isn’t it obvious? I’m trying to seduce you of course. You are always too serious maybe is time to loosen up a bit Phil… let’s spice up our relationship.



I unbuttoned my shirt, threw it to the floor.
I stood with my bra and was about pulling down the short skirt that I wore when he pulled me to sit on his laps



“Who put this dirty ideas in your head? is it Bayo’s words that got you thinking about it or is what you always wanted to do…

“Is not Bayo’s words or anyone’s. I have always wanted you to make the move. I mean I have seen every other side of you except the intimacy part. I have imagined what it will look like Phil, I just can’t wait anymore. I need you to do it if you truly loves me…

He curved a smile as he looked at my well endowed breast still tucked inside the bra.
I was making progress and I can see desires in his eyes.
Exactly what I have wanted.
I lift up his head and kissed him fully on the mouth, he responded.
I carried his hand and placed on my breast, asking him to handle it.
His hands remained frozen where I placed it.
I gently bite his ears and whispered he should unhooked the bra and do whatever he likes with the breast in his hand.
He didn’t unhook, I quickly did that for him as the whole thing poured into his hand

He moved his hand up and down my breast like a robot.
He later removed his hand and placed it on my waist.
I almost sighed out my frustrations.

I lowered my hands to his manhood. He flinched a little.
I continued the work, still making progress. He didn’t stop me.

I felt a budge and smile. It was a big one indeed but I still need more confirmation to ascertain what I was seeing under the trouser.
I placed my hand on it, just as my hand make contact with it, he quickly removed my hand.
He pushed me aside, stood up and straightened.

When I thought that I was going to take him to a climax he just shifted me aside.
He gasped out before looking at me.
Not at my still bare breast, but fully in the face.

“We can’t always have what we want Keji. Even in freedom I’m still not free to do as I please. I’m bonded to purity, right parental upbringing, self discipline and fear of God Keji. Yes, I know I’m a full grown adult but that doesn’t qualify me to an immoral act. If I live as I please, I will have different women coming and going as they please. I might even have one baby mama somewhere by now if I live without fear of certain things. Me and you wouldn’t have happened, I could have included you in my used and dumped women list and I will have no guilt feeling over that. I choose not to be the happening guy or allow the world to placed me where they want. I’m well exposed, and move around with over exposed guys too but I’m not confirmed to their world. No one force me to do what I don’t want Keji. You will have to wait until I’m ready. I’m not running away, I see no reason for the rush. We’re just six months…not six years. Not having sex won’t kill any of us and having it won’t still add or reduce the way I feel about you. I don’t know if I make any sense to you… Please wear your clothes Keji let’s go out for a swim. You will feel better after a long swim…

He stood waiting for a disappointed me to get ready but all I did was to pick up my bra from the ground and held it in my hand. Still hoping that he will change his mind.
He walked into his room, leaving me alone
He later came out fully on his swimming suit with a towel hanging on his shoulder.



I was still holding my bra without making effort to wear them.
Instead of leaving me to suit myself, he dropped his white towel in a chair and came to me., Collected the bra from my hand, and tries to put it back on for me.
He was finding it difficult in hooking it.

“This thing seems more difficult than I thought. How do you ladies manage to hold it all in, I mean don’t you gets uncomfortable sometimes… I’m almost running out of breath just to put the first hook. Can you help me… please?

He left it, came to my front and bent over. He was obviously trying to cheer me up.

“…I really don’t know what you are thinking right now. But is better not be rejection because I didn’t reject you or your advances, i only want it to happen at the right time Keji. We will get to tear ourselves into pieces in bed if we want but not yet Keji. Your past relationships records probably did things differently than I. It obviously change your orientation about sex and love. I’m not trying to prove any point or to think I’m better off than anyone. I’m just me… I’m super free to do as like but I won’t abuse my freedom to please the entire corrupt minded human race. Stay with me and understand me wholly and you may get to see things in a different points of view.

“Are you a virgin… have you had any intimacy with a woman before?

I asked him. He stood up, picked up his towel and hanged it back on his shoulder again

“Mmmm… More..ni…keji. hope I got it right? You are quiet a handful. My virginity shouldn’t be another topic of discussion today… let’s talk about it next time my love. But be aware that my refusal to get intimate with you has nothing to do with whether i am a virgin or not. My decision to stay away from sexual intercourse is entirely my choice. Having said that… now can we go? Maybe you will get to tell me the meaning of your name…and the reason behind it if there’s any. C’mon Keji… brighten up let’s go.

I stood, flashed him a smile. Got dressed and we left.
He had a hand to my waist after glancing at my fingers.

“I will pick you up from your catering school on Friday and we can both drive out for a nice time. On Saturday, I want us to have another special dinner date…please try not to ruin this one. I really do want it to be very special just you and I with candle light and roses. Then by tomorrow which is Sunday we can both go over to Chike’s house. Let’s pay them a visit together…what do you think?

I agreed with a full smile.
He sure knows how to get me in a special way.
Phil asked me to tell Ijeoma to bring drinks and whatever I will like to chew by the pool.
He stood waiting for me while I went to the kitchen

After informing Ijeoma, I turned to leave. she said to me.

“This is your moment, but remember it won’t last. You’re just among many other ladies the boss has used and dumped in the past. He’s rich, handsome and well connected so is only normal for ladies like you to want to flock around him like bee. Make good use of your time because the end is near and I will be here when you will come crying blood and I will have the last laugh. The only thing you will ever be to him is a mere girlfriend. The boss is careful with women… especially gold diggers like you so that you don’t trap him with pregnancy. He is an igbo man, his wisdom is follow come…it runs in the blood. You will grow old if you are waiting for him to marry you…it will never happen. The boss has a woman, whom he loves dearly. Amara is his childhood friend that they grew fond of each other and thought it will lead to marriage. But there’s another lady that he doesn’t joke with. You don’t know about her because you aren’t important… even his parents knows about this lady because she is the one they approve for their son. You are just a passer-by. Your presence doesn’t count onye ofe mmanu. Go and get your own Yoruba man and leave our Igbo finest alone. He will never be yours… try everything you can. The boss belongs to another. Okay..bye bye, gaa kwaazie ndi yard unu. (Go and tell your yard people)

I try to smile even in the means of the troubling news Ijeoma gave.

Phil will be waiting for me but I need to give Ijeoma a piece of my heart before leaving

I said to her angrily

“When your boss decide to make me his Queen for life, one of the first thing that i will do is to fire you…i promise you Ijeoma. I will fire you immediately for being a pain in my neck. And be certain that it will happen because very soon I will be pregnant for your boss. He’s a big cat fish, I know his worth without being told. As a smart babe that I am I won’t let him slip off my fingers just like tha….

“What are you talking about Keji? So, I’m a big cat fish… really?

It was Phil. I’m in serious shit.

I swallowed hard and didn’t bother turning immediately.
Ijeoma began to smile mischievously.

She grabbed her opportunity and began to say both the ones I said and what I never said.
Phil shunned her.
I turned quietly to face Phil.
He looks disappointed as he asked Ijeoma to shut up.

“Be quiet Ijeoma, I heard enough of what she said…I don’t need an informant. You need to start learning how to respect Keji, she is not your colleague anymore…. hope you understand that clearly? Keji, please next time use big lion or elephant to refer to me not a cat fish. I don’t even like cat fish….

He smiled to ease my worries as he stretched out his hand towards me.

I can read disappointment in his eyes. He is only being noble because of Ijeoma.

I took his hand and we walked away.

Ijeoma has really pushed me to say what I never meant to say. I was only trying to get back at her. I ended up saying the wrong thing.
Now Phil will think that my main purpose of pressurizing him to get into bed with me is for my selfish reasons.

I don’t know how much he heard but I assumed he heard enough to nail me.

How do I even convince him that I was only blabbing out of anger.
Hope I haven’t ruined another dinner date with Philip because of Ijeoma.

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Re: Morenikeji By Amah by Dapalace: 4:59pm On Mar 26
MORENIKEJI.
Episode 21
By AMAH’S HEART.

 

 

“I was very angry with you Keji…

He finally said after breakfast as we sat together in his private sitting room.

Is been 8 days ever since the incident.
This was another morning breakfast we both had together.

He refused me going back to my apartment. Phil said is not safe and his mind won’t be at rest if I go back.

He got another apartment for me in an estate close to his.
It wasn’t ready for me to move in yet so he asked me to stay with him until the apartment is fully set.

For the entire eight days straight that I have been here, I have made different attempt for Phil to go intimate with me but to no avail.
I sleep in the room next to his but he acts like I’m invisible.

Today, while sitting with him, i brought up the topic of how I miss my apartment and would have still be there if not for Bayo.
Phil who has not really scolded me over the entire incident decided to go back to it.

“… As much as I don’t want to go back to what happened but is worth talking about.

He became quiet as he stare at one of the wall paints hanging in his living room.

“I’m really sorry Phil. I never meant for


any of that to happen… everything took me by surprise. Like Bayo showing up out of the blues and feeling so entitled to come into my apartment and straight to my kitchen after telling his rooster and bull stories. I couldn’t think straight at that moment. I just did the only thing I thought was wise in my eyes…
He remains quiet as his eyes travel to an oil canvas hanging above the television.
He returns his eyes to the music show playing on the TV quietly.

He was not willing to talk as he remains quiet, I continued speaking.

“…I know my life is a mess, so complicated…i really don’t know why things doesn’t always go in my favor. I have so much baggages Phil…i didn’t choose, life just thrust me off and on. Ever since you step into my life is begins to have a meaning…I wouldn’t trade you for anything Phil. I really do appreciate everything you have done and still doing for me. You ha….

He looked at me and interrupted.

“Enough of me Keji, is not about me…is about you. Try to think before making decisions sometime. I mean what if Bayo overpowered you that night and hurt you, what if he succeeded in escaping…gone again with your money. What happened to your bank account that you decided to store such amount at home. I know you will probably say is for emergency reasons which is good and wise… yes, but Bayo could have gotten away with it for the


second time, it would have been so foolish of you. My major anger is how you took risk… with a criminal in your apartment and you choose not to tell me. Just…what if something bad has happened to you Keji? I’m angry for different reasons but I have slept over it for days now and moving on but I do want you to know something Keji, we are in a relationship and every wrong decision you makes affect not only you but me too.
He paused, looked at me and back at the wall canvas.
I kept staring at his kissable lips, his pointed nose, his sexy eyes and fresh skin while he speaks.

I was sitting in a different cushion next to his. As I imagine different things in my head I couldn’t help but to start grinning from ear to ear.

I feel very lucky to have Philip.
He looked at me again and asked.

“…Did you get any of what I just said… I’m very serious with my words… this is no child’s play Keji. I wanted our dinner date to be one to remember but it was ruined due to the kind of wrong decisions you made and now I have to restrategies all over again…is not funny Keji. Stop looking at me all over and smiling to yourself. I can bet on what you are thinking but there’s time for everything…

I straightened and apologies.

“Loosen up Phil, I’m sorry… really sorry. I promise it won’t happen again. Let bygones be bygones. I’m only smiling because you look so cute when you are angry…

He shakes his head pathetically while I went on laughing.
He focus on the television.

“You knew Bayo was lying right? How did you know?

I asked while standing and moving closer to him.

“I just knew. It was very obvious that he was lying. His words wasn’t making any sense to me… I’m not stupid to consider any element of truth in what he said.

I sat next to him and placed my hand on his lap daring him to kiss me.
But he was obviously not in the mood.



“Is that the only thing that made you think Bayo was lying…?

He turned and looked at me, curved a smile and said.

“I know what exactly you want to hear Keji. Okay… when he mentioned the size of my manhood…and how you complained of not getting satisfied because of the size… You know. If I was in a lighter mood I could have laugh it out but I wasn’t. We haven’t even go that deep… You obviously don’t know what I carry underpants except if you have a microscopic eyes to scan through. Let’s talk about something else Keji. My Dad called me this morning from London…him and my Mom will be going over to visit my uncle. Dad’s younger brother who is based there with his family…my kid sister will be going with them. She can’t get enough of having Dad and Mom aroun…

I interrupted immediately.

“That’s beautiful Phil. I’m glad that your parents are having a great time in London. I want us to return back to our old topic… when are we going to make love like normal couples in relationship do. For days now I have been trying to get you to notice that I’m a lady with need. I really want to know the size of your…stuff..

I pointed a finger where his chairman was relaxing.
He looked at me in a weird way. He probably thinks I’m crazy but I try to leave shyness aside and express myself in that area like I have always wanted to do.

We are more than six months in the relationship. I haven’t been in a relationship that I will stay more than two months with a man and not get laid.

Once I’m in a relationship one of the things I look forward to is the rumbling and cuddling in bed with my man.
Is mostly after a week of been in a relationship that the bedmating begins.
the highest I have stayed without getting to see the action part of my man in bed is two months because the guy in question was a fanatic chuchy type but he later succumb. He couldn’t stay anymore without touching me.

Isn’t love making part of the fun and glows in relationship?

I thought Phil will want to touch me same day we became an item.
We have known each other for way too long before officially going into a relationship. If he had wanted to get down with me same day I could have been happy.
But after few kisses he left. I kept hoping that he will ask but three months went by and he didn’t ask.
Yesterday made us six months and one week in the relationship and yet he doesn’t appear like one ready to take me to cloud nine.

Is a total different thing if I’m not in a relationship but I am with the cuties man alive.
The man that I have never stop fantasizing over, he was my prince charming even before he noticed me. I have desired him way too long before we are finally together.
Now that I have him, he is still restricting himself from me. It means that I don’t fully have him all.
What is the point of our togetherness when we can’t make out like normal people do.

Is love making only for married couple, since we are both adults, love each other what is holding us back again?

Philip does every thing for me but he has refused to receive his rightful reward from me.
I could have given him the satisfaction he needs in bed. Like he has never experienced before in his life.

I can’t hold it in anymore, I need more than just kissing and few touches here and there.
I’m a sexual active lady and there is no sin in boldly acclaiming to this.
I was only patient this months, waiting till the time Phil will be ready but the fine young man does not look like he will be ever ready soon.
Is high time to get him in the mood.
Maybe if I offer it to him he won’t have choice than to accept.
He is probably waiting for me to make the first move.

I kissed his cheeks before standing. He watched me move to the door and make sure it was securely locked.
I cat walked back to him, stood in his front and started unbuttoning my shirt.

“What are you doing?

He asked uncomfortably.

” Isn’t it obvious? I’m trying to seduce you of course. You are always too serious maybe is time to loosen up a bit Phil… let’s spice up our relationship.



I unbuttoned my shirt, threw it to the floor.
I stood with my bra and was about pulling down the short skirt that I wore when he pulled me to sit on his laps



“Who put this dirty ideas in your head? is it Bayo’s words that got you thinking about it or is what you always wanted to do…

“Is not Bayo’s words or anyone’s. I have always wanted you to make the move. I mean I have seen every other side of you except the intimacy part. I have imagined what it will look like Phil, I just can’t wait anymore. I need you to do it if you truly loves me…

He curved a smile as he looked at my well endowed breast still tucked inside the bra.
I was making progress and I can see desires in his eyes.
Exactly what I have wanted.
I lift up his head and kissed him fully on the mouth, he responded.
I carried his hand and placed on my breast, asking him to handle it.
His hands remained frozen where I placed it.
I gently bite his ears and whispered he should unhooked the bra and do whatever he likes with the breast in his hand.
He didn’t unhook, I quickly did that for him as the whole thing poured into his hand

He moved his hand up and down my breast like a robot.
He later removed his hand and placed it on my waist.
I almost sighed out my frustrations.

I lowered my hands to his manhood. He flinched a little.
I continued the work, still making progress. He didn’t stop me.

I felt a budge and smile. It was a big one indeed but I still need more confirmation to ascertain what I was seeing under the trouser.
I placed my hand on it, just as my hand make contact with it, he quickly removed my hand.
He pushed me aside, stood up and straightened.

When I thought that I was going to take him to a climax he just shifted me aside.
He gasped out before looking at me.
Not at my still bare breast, but fully in the face.

“We can’t always have what we want Keji. Even in freedom I’m still not free to do as I please. I’m bonded to purity, right parental upbringing, self discipline and fear of God Keji. Yes, I know I’m a full grown adult but that doesn’t qualify me to an immoral act. If I live as I please, I will have different women coming and going as they please. I might even have one baby mama somewhere by now if I live without fear of certain things. Me and you wouldn’t have happened, I could have included you in my used and dumped women list and I will have no guilt feeling over that. I choose not to be the happening guy or allow the world to placed me where they want. I’m well exposed, and move around with over exposed guys too but I’m not confirmed to their world. No one force me to do what I don’t want Keji. You will have to wait until I’m ready. I’m not running away, I see no reason for the rush. We’re just six months…not six years. Not having sex won’t kill any of us and having it won’t still add or reduce the way I feel about you. I don’t know if I make any sense to you… Please wear your clothes Keji let’s go out for a swim. You will feel better after a long swim…

He stood waiting for a disappointed me to get ready but all I did was to pick up my bra from the ground and held it in my hand. Still hoping that he will change his mind.
He walked into his room, leaving me alone
He later came out fully on his swimming suit with a towel hanging on his shoulder.



I was still holding my bra without making effort to wear them.
Instead of leaving me to suit myself, he dropped his white towel in a chair and came to me., Collected the bra from my hand, and tries to put it back on for me.
He was finding it difficult in hooking it.

“This thing seems more difficult than I thought. How do you ladies manage to hold it all in, I mean don’t you gets uncomfortable sometimes… I’m almost running out of breath just to put the first hook. Can you help me… please?

He left it, came to my front and bent over. He was obviously trying to cheer me up.

“…I really don’t know what you are thinking right now. But is better not be rejection because I didn’t reject you or your advances, i only want it to happen at the right time Keji. We will get to tear ourselves into pieces in bed if we want but not yet Keji. Your past relationships records probably did things differently than I. It obviously change your orientation about sex and love. I’m not trying to prove any point or to think I’m better off than anyone. I’m just me… I’m super free to do as like but I won’t abuse my freedom to please the entire corrupt minded human race. Stay with me and understand me wholly and you may get to see things in a different points of view.

“Are you a virgin… have you had any intimacy with a woman before?

I asked him. He stood up, picked up his towel and hanged it back on his shoulder again

“Mmmm… More..ni…keji. hope I got it right? You are quiet a handful. My virginity shouldn’t be another topic of discussion today… let’s talk about it next time my love. But be aware that my refusal to get intimate with you has nothing to do with whether i am a virgin or not. My decision to stay away from sexual intercourse is entirely my choice. Having said that… now can we go? Maybe you will get to tell me the meaning of your name…and the reason behind it if there’s any. C’mon Keji… brighten up let’s go.

I stood, flashed him a smile. Got dressed and we left.
He had a hand to my waist after glancing at my fingers.

“I will pick you up from your catering school on Friday and we can both drive out for a nice time. On Saturday, I want us to have another special dinner date…please try not to ruin this one. I really do want it to be very special just you and I with candle light and roses. Then by tomorrow which is Sunday we can both go over to Chike’s house. Let’s pay them a visit together…what do you think?

I agreed with a full smile.
He sure knows how to get me in a special way.
Phil asked me to tell Ijeoma to bring drinks and whatever I will like to chew by the pool.
He stood waiting for me while I went to the kitchen

After informing Ijeoma, I turned to leave. she said to me.

“This is your moment, but remember it won’t last. You’re just among many other ladies the boss has used and dumped in the past. He’s rich, handsome and well connected so is only normal for ladies like you to want to flock around him like bee. Make good use of your time because the end is near and I will be here when you will come crying blood and I will have the last laugh. The only thing you will ever be to him is a mere girlfriend. The boss is careful with women… especially gold diggers like you so that you don’t trap him with pregnancy. He is an igbo man, his wisdom is follow come…it runs in the blood. You will grow old if you are waiting for him to marry you…it will never happen. The boss has a woman, whom he loves dearly. Amara is his childhood friend that they grew fond of each other and thought it will lead to marriage. But there’s another lady that he doesn’t joke with. You don’t know about her because you aren’t important… even his parents knows about this lady because she is the one they approve for their son. You are just a passer-by. Your presence doesn’t count onye ofe mmanu. Go and get your own Yoruba man and leave our Igbo finest alone. He will never be yours… try everything you can. The boss belongs to another. Okay..bye bye, gaa kwaazie ndi yard unu. (Go and tell your yard people)

I try to smile even in the means of the troubling news Ijeoma gave.

Phil will be waiting for me but I need to give Ijeoma a piece of my heart before leaving

I said to her angrily

“When your boss decide to make me his Queen for life, one of the first thing that i will do is to fire you…i promise you Ijeoma. I will fire you immediately for being a pain in my neck. And be certain that it will happen because very soon I will be pregnant for your boss. He’s a big cat fish, I know his worth without being told. As a smart babe that I am I won’t let him slip off my fingers just like tha….

“What are you talking about Keji? So, I’m a big cat fish… really?

It was Phil. I’m in serious shit.

I swallowed hard and didn’t bother turning immediately.
Ijeoma began to smile mischievously.

She grabbed her opportunity and began to say both the ones I said and what I never said.
Phil shunned her.
I turned quietly to face Phil.
He looks disappointed as he asked Ijeoma to shut up.

“Be quiet Ijeoma, I heard enough of what she said…I don’t need an informant. You need to start learning how to respect Keji, she is not your colleague anymore…. hope you understand that clearly? Keji, please next time use big lion or elephant to refer to me not a cat fish. I don’t even like cat fish….

He smiled to ease my worries as he stretched out his hand towards me.

I can read disappointment in his eyes. He is only being noble because of Ijeoma.

I took his hand and we walked away.

Ijeoma has really pushed me to say what I never meant to say. I was only trying to get back at her. I ended up saying the wrong thing.
Now Phil will think that my main purpose of pressurizing him to get into bed with me is for my selfish reasons.

I don’t know how much he heard but I assumed he heard enough to nail me.

How do I even convince him that I was only blabbing out of anger.
Hope I haven’t ruined another dinner date with Philip because of Ijeoma.

 

 

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Re: Morenikeji By Amah by Dapalace: 9:10pm On Mar 27
Episode 22



“Will you marry me… please?

He asked on his knees.

What is going on here?
I walked in to a surprised gathering, I haven’t seen Phil for days and thought is better to stop by today and say hello.

Ever since I moved into my apartment, we speak more on phone and he came around ones and didn’t stay for long.
He was begining to act cold towards me.
I don’t know what exactly is the problem but I try to be in my best behavior.

It was a Saturday and spending a cool weekend with my man won’t be a bad idea.
Since I promised to get him more birthday gifts, I took the gifts along with me just to surprise him.

I don’t know the reason for his sudden cold attitude towards me but I will try to spice things up. Make him laugh, take him out on a date if he doesn’t mind.
I know he has the money and has taken me out in the past to several dates before our love life went cold. I will take up the mantle and do the needful.
He hardly call or reply messages. Whenever I told him that I was coming around to see him he will tell me that he is either busy or not at home.

Today


I will have to surprise him and find out what the problem is. He will get to tell me what I did wrong if there’s any at all. Except if he is just looking for an excuse to dump me.
God, please don’t let it be what I’m thinking.
My birthday was three weeks ago and he did not remember or wish me a happy birthday. It was my first birthday with him and he didn’t even remember.

But during his own three months ago I was the first to wish him well and even promised him more gifts which I’m took along with me now.
He did nothing during mine.
Something was definitely wrong which I decided to go over today without invitation and talk it out.
I also want to surprise him with the things I got

As I got inside his house and saw the gathering of people I almost stepped back.
Phil never told me that he will be having a house party.
I saw his parents standing and cheering along with the rest of the people.
Philip didn’t inform me that his parents were back from London. Is over two weeks I stepped into this house due to he said that he will let me know when he is free for me to come around.

I was indeed surprised to see everyone. Ijeoma was standing and grinning from ear to ear. Stella had a straight face. She was neither looking happy or sad.

No one even noticed my presence as


I entered and there he was on his knees.
“… will you marry me?
He pushed the ring forward and the diamond shun so bright.

I watched in a total shock as she covered her mouth and looked from Phil’s parents to the rest of the people gathered.
They were nodding and some where shouting that she should say yes.

She looked towards me and frowned before returning her look to Phil who was still on his knee.
She stretched out her hand with a nod and he put the ring in her finger. He stood and kissed her fully in the mouth while the crowd cheered loudly.

The items in my hands fell off in shock. “What is really going on here?, I asked no one in particular.

“Is engagement party that is going on… isn’t it very obvious…?

I turned and it was Ijeoma, standing beside me while laughing.

“… did i not tell you to enjoy your moment while it last because the real and recognized lady will soon take over. Hahahaha…look at Nenye, our Igbo bride. Isn’t she beautiful? You don’t need to answer that because jealousy and bitterness won’t let you agree… hahaha. Keji, onye ofe mmanu… who invited you here by the way? The boss was done with you immediately his main woman came in from UK with his parents. It was never in his intentions to marry you at all… you wish in your wildest dream. hahahaha. You are just used as an experiment while he wait for Nenye…our soon to be madam. I told you, I warned you that your charms will fail you and now they have. Isn’t it pathetic to think the only son of a business mogul, professor and one of the wealthy Igbo man will want to settle with a nobody like you. Shoes get size and your size is not here. Go and look for it elsewhere. You could have stick to your kitchen job and stop trying to sell your cheap self to our boss. Atleast he has helped your wretched life, go and enjoy all the money you got from him and leave him the hell alone. If you try to do nonsense or create scene here, the securities will bundle you out and you will never smell near here again…onye ofe mmanu. Hahahaha.. very soon you will be sixty years single and searching woman. Maybe one of your old tribal men may pity your miserable life and make you his seventh wife… my ofe mmanu sister hahahaha…

She laughed and walked away. I angrily went straight to where Phil was kissing and dancing with his supposed wife to be. She was waving her hand and showing off the ring on her finger.

I tapped Phil’s shoulder with tears running down my face.
He turned looked at me strangely like he has never met me.
“Why are you doing this to me, what did I ever do to deserve this shame and ridicule? Phil, why…?

I cried out as tears poured from my eyes as I continued to tap him.
His look was troubling, he was either trying to explain or say something when all of a sudden his woman, Nenye rushed towards me and pushed me hard.
I lost my balance and fell to the floor.
Everyone burst out laughing at me on the ground.
As the engaged Nenye was coming towards me again, Phil tries to stop her but she pushed him aside and came to stand where I fell



“You don’t belong here, go and settle in your class. Get lost…onye ofe mmanuuuuuu….



Suddenly, I looked up at her still in tears because her voice sounded so familiar.
Lo and behold it was Ijeoma standing over me with horns sprouting out of her forehead.
I screamed in fear and awaken.
I sat on my bed, breathing so loud like I ran a marathon.
It was all a dream. God! So it was only a bad night mare.
The dream looks and feels so real. Even after waking up I couldn’t just wave it off.
Fear gripped me. I checked the time it was 4:21am in the morning.

I was afraid to sleep back. I remained awake until the full break of the day.

My phone rang while I was still in bed and it was Phil.
I became afraid to pick his call. When I finally picked he said.

“Good morning my love, happy birthday.

My night mare has almost disorganized me and my day. In the dream I have already had my birthday which Phil forgot to call or send message but in reality he was the first to wish me a happy birthday.

“…I’m coming to take you out and give you the best birthday treat.

“Thanks Phil. You really don’t have to, I don’t want to go to anywhere today. I want to remain indoor…

And that’s what I wanted.

“Are you sure Keji? You don’t sound alright…is there a problem? Don’t worry I’m coming over later. I’m coming to cheer you up… and to give you a birthday kiss..

After the call ended, I remained seated in my bed . thinking over my life.

Another birthday came and another year was added. Oh, 32years already.
Why do time has to fly so fast. Why can’t it just take a break let me answer “Mrs” somebody first before it will come.
Phil’s birthday was almost three months before mine.
Phil is just three months older than. He knew and still doesn’t mind if I’m older or his older.
He said my age doesn’t count much to him, all that matters is being with the one he loves. he was still older than me with three months so we aren’t even agemate he teased me one-day.

When I knew his age, after his Dad told me while addressing me in the past, I wanted to hide mine away from him. I thought of reducing my age to 28years instead of telling him that i was thirty-one.
I thought is better he doesn’t know my actual age so it won’t discourage him towards me.
He didn’t ask about my age for months, I was happy and I never mentioned it to his hearing. it was along the line I have to let the cat out of the bag by telling him the truth during one of our discussion. He finally got to know and didn’t count it as anything.
I’m not happy how time is not in my favor at all. I remember saying I wanted to get hooked at 30, get a serious man and get married.
Here I was at 32years still on my high dreams of getting married to my own Chike.
Indeed, life is full of mystery.
And now with this discouraging dream I had, I don’t know what to do.
I don’t even know what to pray about or where to start my day from.

“God.. you already know today is my 32nd birthday. I know I’m not where I used to be, neither am I where I want to be. You have brought me this far and for that I’m grateful. I have list of stuffs I wanted to achieve at this age, my number one on the list is getting married to a nice man. I have dated alot of men in the past before Philip. My present man supersede them all. He humbled me and unknowingly made me a better person I’m deeply grateful for that but I have fears God. My fear is almost close to reality because of what you revealed in the dream last night. I don’t know if is the devil trying to put fear in me, I still don’t know if you are the one trying to warn me. I wish I’m very close to you, and have the power of discernment… God. I’m neither cold nor hot, I’m just there in the middle asking for your help. I don’t know exactly what to ask aside being a Mrs… please search through my heart and do to me as it pleases you but please don’t take Phil away from me because I might just die. In Jesus name I pray Amen.

Phil came around with some goodies for me. Different gifts wrapped in gift bags. I was thrilled but still not very happy.

“, What do you want me to do to make you happy… just mention it and it will be done. Anything Keji… do you want a car? A tour outside the country, maybe for a month..? Talk to me my love, what do you want…

“,I want you to make love to me. That will be the best birthday gift I desire from you.

He sighed heavily as his bright face change into a frown. He became quiet as he stare at nothing in particular. He was quiet, in deep thought.

“Uhmmm Keji! Okay…I will but it won’t be today. Still give me a little time.

“Today is my birthday Phil. I appreciate all this gifts you bought but the best gift you can give me today is what I just mentioned… Phil, I can’t wait anymore. I have tried to bend to your principles, is almost getting to a year, I guess is high time we get down to the main thing. What are your fears, am I not good enough…why can’t we make out in bed? I was a sexual active lady when you met me but I tried to be patient and abide to your rules. I know you are a good man and is hard to find a man so principles and disciplined like you. I’m just tired of waiting…

He took my hands into his and said.



“I’m sorry Keji. I just can’t do what you ask of me… not today. There’s a way that seems right to a man but the end is destruction. It may seem right in a man’s eyes but I grew up with the fear of God imbedded in me, Is not right in God’s eyes. I can’t please my flesh or you to displease God. Be patient with me and your whole wishes will come true. please Keji…

He said pleading.

“Yeah, same old story. No problem Phil. But who is Nenye?

He looked at me confused. The Lady in my dream her name is Nenye, she may truly be the one holding Phil back. He may later dump me. Ijeoma has mocked me and said a whole lot of things in that dream. I won’t open my eyes and watch soap enter them.

“What are you talking about Keji? Nenye??…who is Nenye?
He asked me back same question I asked him.
I can’t start narrating the whole dream to him, he may thinks I’m crazy.

“Never mind. Let’s forget it.

He try forcing me to say what I was talking about but I told him I was just messing with his head.

He stayed with me almost the whole day and later left.

I was arranging the whole gifts Philip bought for me when my phone rang. Unsaved number.
I picked up and the person started singing a birthday song to me.
His voice sounds masculine and familiar as I try to guess.
The caller finally said.
“Hi Keji, longest time… Happy birthday my run away girlfriend. I just saw it on my old social media accounts. This is Lukemon. How are you doing… have really missed you…

Oh my goodness, Lukemon the jewelry dealer, my ex boyfriend.

I was happy to hear from him as we go talking and laughing. Bringing back old memories and what we shared together before a misunderstanding happened and I have to leave back then.
He apologized again for what happened in the past.
He wanted to know if I was already married but I told him I was still single but in a relationship though.

Lukemon wanted to come around the following day just to say hi.
At first I didn’t want tl him to but I later sent him an address because I saw nothing wrong with it.
He drove down the next day and we had a great chat in the fine apartment that Phil got for me.
Lukemon wasn’t as rich as before but he was okay. He even got me some birthday gifts. Jewelries and bottles of wine.
He asked me how serious was my present relationship and I told him we are serious enough.
We drank and laugh together, I opened up and told him how my present guy is a “no sex guy”. I have to wait until he is ready.
Lukemon laughed and said Phil was probably impotent. No sensible man will not get wet on setting eyes on me. That ever since he got in he has been trying to control his manhood from embarrassing him.
We laughed it out.
One thing led to another and we kissed, had a long romance in the sitting room floor. As we were about to take it to another level like I have so wished Phil will do, I stopped Lukemon.
I just couldn’t. It unfair if I do this to Phil but my body yawn so loudly at what Lukemon was offering.

I was almost out of breath with the hot romance we had but I gathered courage to say no.
I picked up my cloths from where I threw it.
“I can’t Luke, I just can’t…my boyfriend is a nice person. I can’t do this to him.

“,He won’t have to know. He is obviously impotent, not man enough to want you. You want me Keji… your body is saying differently while your mouth speaks differently. I have really missed you…so much. I wish to have you back. I’m willing to do anything Keji…

He was holding me from behind and kissing my neck and ear. I was seriously struggling to resist. It was very difficult. We had another round of crazy kissing but I stopped him again and asked him to leave.
He pleaded but I wasn’t ready to oblige.
Lukemon later left.
I sat on the ground wondering what I just did.
There was no penetration, that’s consoling but we did things I haven’t done with Phil.
Phil was always gentle whenever we kiss but with Lukemon it was crazy.
I wanted more but my conscience wouldn’t let me do it.

I try to act like nothing happened and kept it going.
Lukemon calls and texts me after then.
He came around twice but we only had few romance and I try to strongly avoid making out with him.
It was very hard but I still manage to say “no”

Three weeks later Phil took me out on a date.

He booked the entire lounged just for us.

As we sat together, sipping our wine, he brought out a tiny box and said.

“Please marry me….?

I looked around me, wondering if I’m really the one he was talking to.

…will you Keji? I have always wanted to do this for a very long time but one thing or the other kept obstructing. We are finally here and I felt is time to take our relationship to the next level. I love you dearly for being so patient with me. I can say I have made a better choice by choosing you… Keji, will you marry me?

I stare at him with the open small box in his hand that has the most beautiful crystal diamond ring I have ever seen. Almost the same type I saw in my dream.

He was sitting on a chair opposite me. A soft music by Phil Collins was playing in the background. I thought of Lukemon and guilt washed all over me

“…. does it looks odd because I’m not on my knee? My apologies Keji, I thought you won’t mind. Let me do that…

He stood, move back his chair and went on one knee.

“No… no.. Phil, it makes no difference to me whether you lie down or stand up. I’m just speechless on whaa…I mean you took me by surprise…I….will…I

He remained on his knees as I went on with my confused rant.
I pause and looked at him all over.
He was in a wine color blazer, white Jamestown shirt, a chinos dark royal blue trouser, a swede cover black shoe with flower designs and a Rolex wristwatch.
This young man can sweep Ladies off their feet.
He was looking dazzling in his appearance and all I have done all day was to stare in wonder.
He was too good to be true. Oh God, how could I have even allowed Lukemon to touch me.

I wish I knew what Phil was planing all this while.
I was just running out of patient due to the long delay. Why didn’t he tell me or give me sign?
Why didn’t he proposed on my birthday. I wouldn’t have allowed Lukemon to come over.

“… Keji…will you marry me?

He asked again. I can’t believe that he was asking me, a nobody like me to marry him.

“,Yes Phil. I will marry you…

Maybe I will keep whatever that happened between I and Lukemon a secret. I will ask him to stop calling, texting or coming around.

I’m finally going to be a “Mrs” not just ordinary one but “Mrs Kanu”.
God has finally answered my prayer.

I don’t know why I still have troubling feeling.
Is it better for me to confess to Phil about my love escapee with Lukemon or allow it to remain in the past, a secret?

I don’t want anything that will come between me and Philip. Not now or ever.

 

 

Tbc….
Re: Morenikeji By Amah by Dapalace: 2:01pm On Mar 30
MORENIKEJI.
Episode 23.
By AMAH’S HEART.

 

 

He slides into another picture and smile, expressing his fine set of dentals.

“I like this one.. very lovely, machine. Look at it Keji, isn’t it cute… What do you think?

He asked looking up at me

“Yea…is super cute but is a big luxury… and it will be super expensive too…

“Very true but it makes life easy. I don’t want anything that will stress my wife. After we get married, I want you to have only the best of life… Wardrobe allowance, cars, travel and everything good that life got to offer. All I’m praying for is the mercy and providence of God. Just check through the pictures and point out any one you desire… Don’t worry over the amount of the car. Is All on me and if I can’t afford it now I will definitely afford it later… But I want only the best for you my love. I need to enrol you into a driving school. You will have to know how to drive before our wedding preparations begins…

I smiled and hugged him tight for transforming my every being, giving me new class unlike my old wannabe level that I was struggling to maintain in the past before I met him.

Is over a three months now we have been engaged and I have


never stopped staring at my ring finger.
Is so beautiful to behold. A man like Philip is hard to come by, more reason I’m holding him with tight fist. Nothing and no one will take him away from me.
I decided to keep whatever happened between Lukemon and I a secret. Although no real sex happen, just some careless romance.
Phil doesn’t have to know of it, I don’t want anything that will gets him angry.

Although he hardly gets angry with me, no matter what I do he still find away to let it go but I still wouldn’t dare tell him of my escapades with Luke.
I don’t know how he will react, it won’t be a good one so is better to let the sleeping dog lie.

He is happy and I am very happy, nothing should come in between our happiness.

I have asked Lukemon to stop texting, calling or coming over.
He obviously listened because ever since then I haven’t heard from him.

We all moved on with our lives.
My friends are all happy for me, they were already asking me color of the day.
Dammi, Uzo are calling for update but I told them to calm down. I will update them on every new development concerning the wedding plans.

Phil informed his parents of our engagement and they were happy for us and sent their congrats from London.

I’m done with my catering school, learnt all I need to learn. Passed my every given practical and was awarded a well


recognized certificate which I can use to open my own cooking class or restaurant if I desires to.
After getting married to Phil, I won’t just be a housewife, I will have something of my own and not depending on my husband’s money.

We will have cute babies, Phil’s replica. I can’t wait to be fully married and start a family immediately.
God I’m not asking for much, two or three children is okay for me. Don’t allow anything to delay me in getting pregnant immediately.
I will take every pregnancy supplement, do everything needed just to conceive and make Phil a father.
Everything is just looking like a fairy tale. I don’t want this love story to end.

I remember the first day Phil took me to his house after getting engaged to him.
Stella came to hug and congratulate me.

I was waving and flashing my ring to Ijeoma’s annoying face but she refused ranting as usual.
It was when I was about leaving the kitchen that she said.

“I have seen your ring, is fine. Now can you stop waving it to my face like a roadside beggar. He gave you ring doesn’t gurantee you as Mrs. Please calm down… there are a whole lot of other ladies that got ring from men but still didn’t get married at the end. Biko, hapum aka oo (please, leave me alone o) I was seriously doing my job until you stepped in and start flashing ring to my face. You think is by ring…mtcheeeewww!

She gave a heavy sigh and continued with what she was doing.
I moved closer to her and said.

“Remember the promise I made to you in the past. Look, is finally taking shape and just a matter of time it will become reality. You should be scared because I won’t delay in getting you fired once I assume my rightful seat as junior Mrs Kanu Philip. Be very scared because your clock is ticking, tiktok…

She laughed sarcastically before saying.

“Do you know how long I have worked here? I have been here for eleven years. It was the real Mrs Kanu that hired me when I just finished my secondary school. She sent me to a caterer school around and I have been working and making lots of money here. If she doesn’t fire me then you can’t. Only she and her son has that authority. Her husband doesn’t have time for domestic staffs. And you Keji have no right whether I stay or leave. Just be the Mrs that has been hungering you first, after then you can come and talk to me but as for now you are still nothing, just one desperate Yoruba kitchen colleague. Onye ofe mmanu for sure. You think is by forcing the boss with all your juju to give you ring? Your second name is sorry if you think that you can threaten me.

I hissed outlouldly and replied.

“Your eyes will soon clear, by then I will ask you to run your mouth and you will be searching for words…

Stella came and took me away from the kitchen. As we stood outside she said

“Keji, I will advise you to stop exchanging words with Ijeoma. She does not worth all the time you are giving her. You are not even in the same level by any standard, don’t belittle your self in her presence. She enjoys taunting you and you are giving her more room and reasons whenever you reply her rant. Do you know you can choose to fire her if you wish now, the boss loves you and will do anything you ask of him. Maybe Ijeoma have not realize that yet. You are even patient to have tolerated her excesses, many ladies will not think twice before letting her go. The Kanu’s only have soft spot for her because she has been here for a very long time…but it doesn’t mean she can’t be removed. Ijeoma has always created this fanciful love affair with the boss in her head. She sometimes imagine him doing all kinds of crazy affairs with her…the funny thing is he does not even notice her existence. She just hate the fact that everyone loves and adores your personality and sweet spirit. Is hard for her to deal. I’m Igbo from the same state with Ijeoma but I don’t support any of her hostility towards you. You are more like a sister to me than she is. I dislike bitter and jealous people. I’m married and have my own family but this place feels like home for me. Please, avoid Ijeoma’s trouble until you decide on what exactly you want to do with her. She obviously can’t continue to disrespect you this way, I won’t tolerate it if I was in your shoes. I have talked to her severally but she chose not to listen rather she became more hostile and arrogant to me because I wasn’t taking side with her to throw jabs at you. So do as you please but respect yourself enough not to reply her next time. I’m advising you like I will do to my own blood sister because you are just like one to me.

Stella spoke candidly with me and I look every of her advice.

The Second and third time I visted Ijeoma was dropping side comments and saying her usual trash but I paid no heed until the fourth time.
I went straight to Phil and complained.
He asked me what I wanted him to do.
I thought of firing her but it will be very cruel if she is not around to watch me get married.
I told Phil to suspend her for two weeks.
He summoned Ijeoma and asked her why she was being hostile towards me but she tries to deny the obvious truth.

Phil asked her to apologise to me which she struggled before she did.
After the apologies, he gave her two weeks suspension without pay.
She was shocked to the bone and try to defend herself of how I always come to the kitchen to look for her trouble.

Phil did not want to hear of it.
“I have warned you more than twice to respect Keji. The last bloody kitchen fight between you and her was due to the disrespect she couldn’t take anymore and she had to react. I don’t know what exactly is your problem or why you chose to behave this way but this suspension is a big warning. I won’t warn you again after this, I will relieve you of your job, in other words fire you. Keji have never come to complain to me about you before and for her to do that now means she is fed up. No one disrespect my wife to be. Get it clear. Nobody…

Ijeoma tries to plead. I even begin to feel bad inwardly but she needs to be thought a lesson.
Phil called security and they took her away.
Another kitchen assistance was later employed. I met Seun during my caterer classes, a Yoruba, same tribe with me.

Whenever Ijeoma resume, she will get to meet another ofe mmanu sister in the kitchen.
After two weeks she resumed back and has been very calm ever since.
She and Seun are getting along just fine and a loving Stella remains the kitchen coordinator just as always.

Stella was happy for the action I took towards Ijeoma, and applaud me for speaking up instead of exchanging words with her all the time.

Phil does everything I ask of him, he has never denied me anything except in the area of getting down in bede but I’m patiently waiting until when he will be ready.
The wait is almost over. I’m looking forward to that day.

Phil came visiting me one Friday.
we were together in my apartment that day, he said I should get dressed so that we can chill out.
My phone was ringing but I silent it immediately. I changed the settings to silent.
It was Lukemon that was calling.
I don’t know why he was calling me since yesterday. I have no business with him except in the past and I have asked him not to call again.
Phil looked up at me but he didn’t asked who the constant caller was.
One good thing about him is that he hardly mingle in my personal life except I chose to let him into it.
He respects my space and only question me when it bothers him.
He trust me and I will not give him any room to start doubting me.

I quickly freshened up, got dressed and wore the necklace and fancy silvere bracelet that Lukemon gave me during my birthday.

“They’re lovely. I can get you more stuffs like this if you like. Where did you buy it from…?

Phill asked as he was helping me put the necklace on my neck.

“I have a friend who deals in jewelries. I got it from him…

I try to be careful with my words in other not to say more than I supposed to say.

“Wow, is a he? Anyway, they’re nice. Maybe we can visit his jewelry shop so that you can get more stuffs.

Phil said cupping my face into his hand and kissing the bridge of my nose.

“No… no. I’m not ready for more jeweleries now. I don’t have needs for it. I have lots of it and there are some I haven’t even used before…

Phil nooded with a smile.
I was putting on my fine bead sandals, one of the gifts from Phil when there was a knock on the door.
Phil said I should continue with my sandals while he gets the door for me.
Re: Morenikeji By Amah by Dapalace: 2:02pm On Mar 30
Episode 23 continuation

He went to the door, I can hear him speaking to someone and a man voice replying him.

I looked up from what I was doing and saw Phil coming in with a man.

“Keji… you have a visitor. He said.

What is Lukemon doing in my house again and why today that Phil was around?

I try to wear a smile as I looked at Lukemon who was grinning from ear to ear.

“Oh ..hiii… Luke?

That was all I could say with a questioning look in my eyes.
He turned to Phil, who was already seated and said.

“My name is Lukeman, I’m into jewelries. Keji and I are from way back… great friends though. You must be Phil…? Keji said so many nice things about you. I’m happy for you two… you are indeed taking care of her. I guess is your car that is parked close to Keji’s entrance gate, that is the latest Lexus Jeep you got there, you are a correct man. Wow…Weldon sir…is a pleasure to finally meet you sir.

I was giving Lukemon sign to shut up his running mouth but he wasn’t even looking at me.
He stretched out his hand towards Phil who took it gladly.
Lukemon sat in the next seat close to Phil.



“Wow…are you the one she bought the necklace and bracelet that she is putting on from…?

Lukemon turned and looked at me. I was trying my possible best to give him sign but guy man was more interested in a weathy looking Phil.

“Yes… those are from me sir. Is more like a gift. We have been friends for long and I just thought of a worthy birthday gift for a beautiful queen like her and decided on those jewelry. Back in the days she loves jewelries alot.

“That’s interesting to know. Maybe you will give me your business card, we will come around sometimes. What kind of jewelries do you deals in?….I have little ideas on that…

“Hmm, a lot… I have the zyconia, celebrity best choice. The sunbelle also celebrity choice. I deal in real veinos, Brazilian, Italian gold, Stainless steel, Xuping, Bohemia, Layinka, Fashion, Milan, Bridal…

Phil waved a hand, asking him to stop.
My heart was already racing the way Lukemon was getting all comfortable with Phil.

“Okay… enough said. I think I only know five out of the ones you mentioned. The one Keji is putting on is Layinka… right?

“No sir, that’s correct Xuping original chain that she is wearing. Please, try and come around…I need people like you in my business sir. Hahahaha…so happy to meet you sir.

Phil nooded with a smile before turning to me.

“Keji, you seem so quiet. Are you alright? Maybe you should ask your friend what he will like to take…we will cancel our outing. Maybe till tomorrow…is that okay?

I cleared my voice loudly, turned to Lukemon and stylishly asked him.

“Yea…yeah. Luke… what brought you down to my area today…?

He laughed out like goat before replying.

“Mmmmh…I brought an expensive paid zyconia gold jewelries, Worth over four hundred thousand to one big madam in the second estate before yours. She will be going for a party tomorrow, which is Saturday and asked that they be delivered today. on my way home, I decided to drive down and say hello to the beautiful queen Keji herself… hahahaha. You don’t have to cancel your outing because of me please, I will be on my way now. I only wanted to check up on you because is really being a while. I will be on my way now. Sir… this is my complimentary card. Please, call me anytime, any day… I’m always at your service. Is a pleasure to meet you sir…

He stood to leave and another handshake was exchanged from him to Phil.

I told Phil that I will walk Lukemon to the gate and he nodded calmly.
As we got outside I turned to him angrily and said.

“What in hell is wrong with you? I asked you never to come over to my house again. You didn’t bring any zyconia whatever to any woman… like you lied. You can deceive Phil but not me. I’m engaged to be married soon, I told you all of that and asked you to stay. Why will you still come around…

Lukemon tries to touch me but I stepped away from him.

“Relax, calm down Keji… I meant no harm. I did took some gold to a client in the morning but it wasn’t around here. I was calling you to let you know that I will be coming around but you didn’t pick up. You don’t reply my messages, don’t return my calls or when I use another number once you notice is me you will end it. I stopped disturbing you but is almost three months I saw you last and thought of checking up on you. I never knew that your man will be around. Ever since our last meeting, I can’t get you off my mind Keji. I struggled to respect your wishes but you are making it seem we’re enemies. We shared a great bond the last time and the whole memory is still lingering in my head. I’m not asking you to come back to me because is obvious you will never do that and looking at your man… he is wealthy. You wouldn’t leave a rich fine boy like him for somebody like me. I mentioned about the crisis my business suffered which almost bankrupt me… I told you everything Keji. I’m bouncing back and things are begining to fall into shape again. Sometimes I just need a friend… someone like you to talk to. But I respect if you don’t want me close anymore. I won’t bother nor disturb you again…but please do me a favor, your fine rich boyfriend is interested in doing business with me, encourage him to do so and i will never ever disturb you again. I promise Keji. But just know that I still have feeling for you and I wish to have another quality, sweet time with you but is only a wish. Nothin to be worried about… congratulations on your engagement. You really caught a big fish my queen. Have he started making love to you yet or he is still sex starving you? Which is very cruel and unfair. But I guess money covers all his faults. just look at his car. The latest version of Lexus Jeep. Wow… I’m happy for you my queen…

He stroke my buttocks gently.

“Don’t touch me or call me your Queen Luke and don’t come looking for me again. I will encourage Phil to come and buy some stuffs from you but that ends it all. It will be the last time you will contact me. I don’t know you to be this stupid and mischievous…

“I’m not mischievous or whatever you may think. Anything that happens between us stays between us. Look at my trouser, swollen up just with your closeness and looking at those your cleavage, damn! I don’t know how that your guy manage to resist or stay without touching you. Is not even a question of self control, Keji you know that you are hard to resist. no correct man will overcome your sexy body. That was why I said your man is probably impotent. You know all this Igbo guys can do anything for money…what if he used his manhood for money rituals. You may never know Keji. Before getting married to him ask questions to avoid “hard i know” later. Is not by being handsome, the question is can he perform? I only cares about you that is all and if you don’t want it that way then is fine, I will stop…I promise you that.

As I turned to walk back inside, Lukemon slapped my buttocks again.. Phil was just coming out of the house and probably saw him do that.

I walked up to him and he said.

“Why did he do that… what is the meaning of that??
He asked with a folded fist. He was angry.

“Did what?? I replied pretending like I don’t understand.
Phil quickly rushed outside probably to meet Lukemon but he has driven off.

“Don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about. Why did your friend hit your back side like that…?

“, Phil, is nothing. He was only playing. That’s the way we used to play in the past. I have already warned him not to do that because I’m engaged to be married. Don’t get so agitated…is really nothing.

He looked at me for a long time, gasped out and said.
“,I don’t like such expensive play Keji. No, don’t ever condol such nonsense and then say to my face that is really nothing. That’s sexual harassment Keji. You make me look stupid with your calmness towards it. I didn’t see you warning him… you have to send him a message or call and sound the warning clear to him. I don’t tolerate rubbish and will not watch another man touch my woman carelessly. Play or no play I just don’t want it.

I moved closer to him and held him, trying to pacify his rising temper.

“, I’m sorry Phil, Lukemon is a stubborn he-goat always getting on my nerves. I will warn him again. Please calm down…it won’t happen again.

“I don’t like that your so called friend. I was getting impatient waiting for you and decided to come outside to check if you were still there. Walking your friend to the gate was almost taking forever and You didn’t look happy seeing him. Only to come outside and saw him stroking your buttocks. that’s a very expensive play…really. pure sexual harassment from the opposite sex and you are cool with it. Such act shouldn’t be swept under the carpet. Please Keji, be careful of the kind of friends you keep, especially male friends like your Lukeman. Be mindful of the things you tag as play. Don’t disrespect me carelessly. I told you before what you do doesn’t affect you alone but me too. I hate what I just saw… please let it not repeat itself.

I was getting irritated with him sounding so worked up over a minor thing. Why is he over jealous over things that doesn’t supposed to bother him much

That means if I had told him of my hot romance with Lukemon he will want to have my head or crucify me.
Somethings are indeed left unsaid.

“,It won’t happen again Phil. I’m sorry that it even happen at all. Luke also took me unaware. I didn’t see it coming. Can we go inside now?

He lowered his eyes and looked at me suspiciously before walking back inside.

I quietly followed him behind.
I went to sit on his lap just to still calm him down.
I bent over and kissed him gently, he didn’t respond but later did before straightening.

“, Keji, you just get me worked up. You should know things I dislike by now…

“,I know. You are overreacting Phil…it was all a mistake which won’t happen again.

He breathed in deeply and then out.
“Are you ready, let’s go. Your friend interrupted our outing earlier…

We went out and his mood was back to normal.
He was cool again. on our way back from our outing I decided to look for ways to tell him about doing business with Luke so that he will leave me alone.

” I need to get more jewelries, mostly for my bridal train and my personal use. I know you are not cool with Luke but he has everything we maybe needing and even more…

I was surprised when he said.

“Okay my love but I thought you said you don’t need jewelry earlier today? But is cool…I will do anything for you. Maybe I will get to tell him not to try harassing you ever again…. in a nice way, even though I would have love to break his nose for touching you inappropriate. By next month we will go jewelry shopping at Lukemon shop…are you happy now?

I smiled and nooded. He smiled back in return.
Phil said I should stay over at his place that night, I can go back to my apartment the following day.
I agreed.

I believe after the shopping Lukemon will never bother me again.

Phil must never know of what happened. Just a little tap on my buttocks got him vibrating like cell phone.
Who knows what he will do if he has caught me and Lukemon in a romantic act or even learnt of it.

Please, let the sleeping dog lie. I love the life I’m enjoying.
Everything is beginning to be to my favor. Even the law of Ijeoma that said I won’t be happy has become humble.
I will not let anyone or anything add sand in my fine bow of rice.

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Re: Morenikeji By Amah by Dapalace: 5:32pm On Mar 31
Episode 24


 
 

I stood looking at him.

“Yes, you said you had something to tell me? I have to leave office early and drive straight down to see you. You make it sound so serious and urgent… hope, you are not leaving me? You found a better guy and want to break up the engagement…I don’t know why this thinking occupied my mind… I’m scared. Hope is not what I’m thinking Keji? Please, don’t leave me. I know I can be annoying but I will work on my temperament and be a better man that you will be proud of… Keji, please? I have been scared all day after getting your several messages and calls on wanting to see me. Hope is not because of my refusal to touch you? Keji we are putting head together for our wedding. The plans is ongoing and soon enough you will have the very thing you have wanted badly and I will have you like I have desired… please? Just a little patient…I love you very much. my world is incomplete without you Keji…

I have sent several messages to Phil from early in the morning till noon telling him that I have something important to tell him which I can’t keep anymore. I was tired of keeping it to myself and need to tell him.
He probably misinterpreted it and thought I want to break up.

Which lady in her right mind will want to break up with a sweet loving man like Phil.

“I’m not leaving you Phil… never. is about Lukemon.

“Thanks goodness. I’m a bit relieved. that your friend, that sells jeweleries? Did he touched you inappropriate again….

His phone beeped. He checked and put it back
“He…h…e….
I stammered

His phone beeped again he checked and apologies.
“Maybe you should attend to your call or message first.

I thought I was ready, I thought I can fully confess like Uzo suggested that I do.
After telling Uzo of what transpired between I and Lukemon.
Uzo has advice I find a calm atmosphere and tell Phil. Because he won’t be happy if he finds out in the future.
Dammi said I shouldn’t. She has her good reasons though, I thought of buying into it but Uzo was right. Guilt is a silent killer. Even if I choose to endure the guilt feeling and pretend like nothing happen what if Lukemon decided to run his mouth as usual and what we did gets into Phil’s ear. How will I start explaining myself.

Uzo said whatever that will happen now should happen. Atleast I will be free from guilt.
The trust won’t be totally broken if I confess it.
For days I have been thinking of how to go about it until I made up my mind today and sent him a message followed with calls because


if I don’t do it now I won’t be able to do it again.
But watching him standing before me makes all the fear to come rushing back.

“Is from the office. I have some expatriates waiting for me in the office. But I asked the manager to keep them busy I will be there soon. Keji, please speak… what did your friend do?

I told him to go and attend to his office people. Maybe later tonight or tomorrow I will tell him.
He kissed me and rushed out.

We have agreed in going for Lukemon’s jewelry store by weekend and I want to clear the air and the reason for that but I just couldn’t do it.

Even that night when Phil stopped by from work I told him that I was thinking of not going to do the shopping again due to expenses.
But Phil said I shouldn’t worry about it, if getting those things will make me happy then we should go.
He asked if that was all I wanted to tell him and I said yes.
He stayed a little before leaving.

We went to Luke’s store that weekend.
He was happy to see us and started running his mouth as usual, pointing out expensive stuffs only.
He was calling huge amount for each of the things he shows us.
If cares is not taking Phil may end up giving him a million cheque.
Even Phil was careful with the expenses and asked him to return back some but Luke wanted to sell his jewelries and tries to convince Phil to buy them.
He has seen a prospective client and thinks I will fold my arms and watch him drain Phil with his over hyped price
He showed us two stones worth four hundred thousand.
I asked him to return them, we have already picked items that’s almost five hundred thousand.
He frowned at the way I cautioned him.
Phil asked him to return one and keep the other.
He brought another expensive one again, still trying to convince Phil to buy it.
The amount was getting to almost a million bill.
I told him outrightly that we don’t need it.
Phil wrote cheque for the picked items which is almost nine hundred thousand.

Instead of Lukemon to be very happy he still wanted Phil to complete it a million.
I’m not even in need of the whole expensive stones I bought. But just to fulfill my own part of the bargain that I had with Luke I decided to convince Phil to get them.
And Luke remains ungrateful despite the whole amount we spent which is even so painful.
He thanked Phil for the patronage and followed us outside while running his mouth again.

“You really cherish your woman sir, for you to have gotten all of this means that you put her needs ahead of yours. Is a good thing sir. Keji likes nice things even while we were dating and I gave it to her and never denied her anything, including the bedroom rites… hahahaha you understand. She sometimes keeps me all day at home. Our sex life was top notch and she was satisfied to the brim. Keji can’t practice celibacy, not for so long anyway. You have done everything obviously except in that area. I almost thought you were impotent when I learnt of it. Hahahaha! I cares about Keji and knows when she is happy…she is just pretending to be hap…

“Luke, just shut up your mouth…

I said angrily. Phil turned and looked at me before carrying the bags in his hands to the car.
He got into the car and sat waiting for me to enter.

It was a very long silent drive back home.

Immediately we got inside, he dropped the bags on the chair and said.

“You were once in a relationship with Lukemon?

He said it calmly.

“Yea, he is my ex. Forget everything he said Phil. Lukemon is just enthusiastic because of the shopping…

“You never told me he was your ex Keji. You kept saying he is your friend. When did you mention to him that you were on celibacy… that I wasn’t satisfying you like he used to and probably thinks I’m an impotent man? Was it the day he came visiting and stroke your bum or you have been seeing him before the event? Don’t go mute…answer me Keji…start talking.

He said, still calmly.
I guess is time to do a “by force confession”. This is what I have dreaded most. Here I stood face to face with an angry Phil who is trying to be calm.

“Luke called during my last birthday after many years. He later asked me to send address he wanted to visit and give me a birthday gift. I sent it and he was here with the gifts. Then we just went talking like old times sake. I unknowingly mentioned to him that we were not practising the intimacy part of love…. everything happened so fast and…

I paused.
He sat hard on a chair held his head in his hand.
He was breathing hard while his head remained bent.
I gently went to him, I know he won’t push me away
Immediately I touched him he rose from the chair and said with so much emotion in his voice.

“Don’t you dare touch me. I…i can’t believe you will do this to me Keji…? How could you. c’mon… with your ex? You had sex with him… For how long…?

He said still not looking at me

“No…no. no sex was involved. Just few touches and kisses. He came around like three times but I can swear it that we never had sex. I couldn’t do it Phil. I tried to tell you but I was afraid…

He picked up his car keys and held to the door but I blocked him.

“…Phil, please don’t do this… don’t leave. I’m very sorry. I know I shouldn’t have invited Lukemon, I know I shouldn’t have allowed him to touch me… there is a whole lot of things I shouldn’t have done. Please, forgive me… I’m begging you on my knee. Don’t leave like this…

“I only needed time Keji and I begged you to be patient. I never knew you were already throwing your self cheaply into your ex arm and talking shit behind my back. Making me look like fool by accommodating him and even take you shopping at his store….?

He bite his lips angrily. I remained silent begging him. He continued

“…i thought you truly love me, or was it the money you love? I did everything you asked of me so you won’t have reason to give another man a second look. I just wanted to please you by all means because I loved you…I loved you Keji…

“I know Phil and I love you too. Not because of the money or the gifts…I love you with my whole heart… for the good man that you are. I made another mistake and I’m really sorry… please…

He made another attempt to walk past but I stopped him.

“…I just couldn’t take it anymore Phil, You deprived me of sex and it was hard for me to adapt, I wasn’t used to adapting but i still tried for almost a year plus that we have been together. Celibating was hard for me but pleasing you was all I’m after. I didn’t have sex with Luke… I’m sorry for engaging in a romantic affair with him. I’m sorry for even mentioning to his hearing that you weren’t touching me… I’m sorry, so sorry for many things Phil. If you don’t want me, then I will totally understand that it was all my fault…

“Leave the way Keji…let me go.

I stood and was beginning to foam angrily for his lack of understanding.



“…fine, you want to go. That’s okay. You just wasted another year of my life doing a stupid experiment with your manhood. I’m not even angry at the wasted year I’m just angry that you never consider my feeling, you just bluntly refused to touch me with no reason at all only your fear of God and home training. I resisted another man’s advances, an ex for that matter and you refused to forgive me for only kissing him. Philip if I want to cheat on you, i will do it and you will never know but I chose not to. Forget about the money and your fine face you are plainly wicked…

He scoffed annoyingly and said calmly with a sarcastic smile.

“You did something wrong and still tries to guilt trip me? Wow! Does it mean that If we happen to get married Keji and I traveled out for months and probably a year is this how you will run into your ex arm because you are sex starved? I thought you are truly different, I thought I have finally found the one for me. You are talking about your wasted year, I wonder what you expect me to be talking about. Maybe my time, emotions, resources… you don’t obviously worth any of that. You can run back to your ex Keji tell him your impotent boyfriend… like two of you tagged me is no more obstructing the way..

He tries to leave and I moved aside. His body unknowingly hit mine.
I pretend to have fallen on the ground. As I slapped the floor hard making it seem like it was my body that hit the floor.
I screamed out, still pretending to be in pain.

“Philip has killed me oo. Ah ah… Philip ooo. You have broken my ribs…I can’t breathe well…I can’t breathe…

He suddenly stopped and stood few feet away looking at me confused.

My drama side was fully activated immediately I saw him standing and unknowing what to do.

He sighed loudly before coming to me. He bent over and tries to touch me.

” No, leave me alone. Leave me to die in peace… just be going to your house. You decided physical abuse me by hitting me with your body. No problem Philip Kanu, please don’t touch me… leave me alone and go like you were doing. My mother will never mourn over me oo. Oh, I can’t breathe..heyyyy!… Philip…. don’t touch me…

He didn’t even listen he tries to lift me from the ground.
“,It wasn’t intentional. Let me check it…

At that moment I wish there was truly a physical injury. I didn’t allow him to check anything as I continued with my drama.

He tries to lift me from the ground but I refused standing up.

I slapped and hit him to leave me alone to die.

He was truly broken from everything happening. The betray feeling of what I did with Luke and then me on the ground pretending to be in pain.
I started crying heavily.
I was truly bruised inside, if Phil leaves what will I do? Where will I start my life from again.
He doesn’t deserve this drama but I just can’t afford to loose a good man like him now.
Tears poured uncontrollable from my eyes as I held onto my side, pretending to be in a serious pain.

“I’m sorry Keji, maybe I should take you to the hospital. I didn’t intentionally do this… let’s go to the hospital.

“I’m not going to any hospital. Please be going… let me just die here because the pain is unbearable. Please go ooo. I never knew you can hurt me both emotional and physical…I didn’t know you are that type of man. Don’t touch me… don’t. My ribs are killing me badly…

He forcefully lifted me from the ground to the nearest armrest chair.

My cry turned into a whimper. He looked at me. All his ego was broken.
He was feeling sorry for me already.
He tries to touch my side but I screamed out so loud as if he just touched the most wounded part of my body.

He sighed heavily.

“, Please let me take you to the hospital.

I refused to oblige. He stood and went to the fridge came back with ice and started massaging my side gently.
I continued to flinch in pain.

“What do you want me to do…I don’t know. I…hmmm… I’m tired…. hmmm..

He said combing his hand into his head.
I told him to set a hot bath, I will massage myself in the bathroom.
He quickly did that.
I gently walked into the bathroom like somebody who is about to drop dead.

I locked the bathroom and sat on the bathtub .
He called out to me if I needed help, he said I really need to go to the hospital to avoid internal injuries.

Ignored him and wasted a whole lot of time bathing before stepping out.
It was already 10pm. He won’t be going back to his house today. I pray so.

I will do anything to keep my man and if this my drama will make him reconsider then I feel no guilt in it.

I wore one of my sexy nighty.
He lowered the room air condition before covering me up with a duvet as I lay on the bed with one arm on my side.

“If I feel worst by tomorrow, then I will go to the hospital… I’m exhausted from this pain.

I said gently as he supported by head with pillow and caressed my face gently.

“I’m sorry Keji, I didn’t even know when I did this. I was just angry…it was not my intention to hurt you or put you in a serious pain as this. If by morning you feel worst then we can go to the hospital please. Let me fix something hot for you to drink…?

I just coiled up under the duvet pretending to be falling asleep.
He came back and tries to wake me up to take a cup of tea but I pretend to be deeply asleep.
He moved the duvet and gently tries to check where the fake pain was coming from but I flinched in pain again. I mourned quietly and he covered me back up.
I moved the duvet aside and stretched out my bare thigh so that he can see them closely and clearly.
He entered the bathroom, showered and came out in towel. He took one of the unisex robe he got for me and wore.

I watched him with one eyes which I opened a little.
He sat on a chair and put his head back, his eyes was shot.
I felt so sorry for him.
He looked towards me for a while and stood.
He sat beside the bed, touching my forehead while looking at my legs.

I still pretend to be asleep. He kissed my forehead gently before looking at my body all over with desires in his eyes.

He combed his hand into his hair before straightening up.
Phil, quietly climbed the bed beside me.
I smiled inwardly.

I gently crawled up to his side and used his hand as pillow.

My little drama was paving way finally. My man was lying beside me, staring at me like an idol. He kissed my lips fully.

I wonder what was going through his mind as he began to caressed my arm gently but steady.



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Re: Morenikeji By Amah by Dapalace: 9:52pm On Apr 01
MORENIKEJI

Episode 25

By AMAH’S HEART.

 

 

“I enjoyed every bit of it while it lasted…it was sweet that I wanted more and selfishly refused to let go of you. Every moment with you was memorable. i don’t know if you truly enjoyed anything but as for me, I had the best time. I’m glad you took this ride with me Phil…it was a long sweetest period I have ever experienced Phil. But….here is the ring. I’m returning back to you because I don’t deserve it. I’m sorry for what I made you do or whatever I put you through. You probably hate me because of that. Like I said earlier I had the best moment with you… everyday, every hour and every second with you in it counts for me. I’m sorry for all the wrongs I did. Please forgive me for taking you for granted… you probably sees it that way but in my right senses…I never take anything about you for granted. I adore and respected you Phil. I made mistakes that I wasn’t supposed to make. You tolerated my excessive baggages and never judged or throw shades at me with my horrible past life. I can truly say you have loved me enough and the last hit was difficult for you to handle. I’m only human and I fall every now and then… I’m sorry for every emotional trauma you probably have to go through because of me…

 

I wiped a tear, cleared my voice and continued staring at the mirror trying to muster courage on how to face Phil and tell him everything I just said.

I try to put my words in order so that I won’t make any mistake but my emotions always get the best of me.

took a pen and paper, wrote down everything I had wanted to say to his face.

I poured it all out in my letter to him.

I got an envelope and put the letter. I removed my engagement ring which I was very used to already.

I added it into the envelope before sealing it up.

I took a long cold bath. There was no appetit for food so I skipped it.

I wore my Luiston pants trouser with a purple camisol and lilac blazer. Wore a moderated heeled shoe. applied my normal makeup and my perfume oil, lunched my sun shade from my numerous collection.

 

I know Phil may probably be in the office by then.

Going to the house to wait for him may raise a dust or unwanted sympathy. I’m trying to avoid people like Ijeoma from taking their long awaited glory from my misfortune.

 

I was fully ready to let go and move on as usual and I don’t want anything that will discouragement me from doing that. I want to hand the letter over to him and not to another person.

I don’t know if


I can face him neither do I want my emotions to get the best of me.
I have practiced with my standing mirror for days now and knew is now or never.

I picked up my hand bag and left.

 

When I got to his office, his personal secretary told me he was in a meeting.

I met two other people with one foreigner waiting for their turn.

I guess they will have to go in before me.

 

I sat at the reception very close to the secretary desk where I will get to see Phil’s office door very well.

As I was waiting, I began to get emotional and scared.

I lost the courage that I once had from the house.

I wasn’t sure that I can face Phil.

I was thinking of what to do when the door to his office opened and he came out laughing and talking with one black man in a grey suit with strange accent.

He was with a fine classic looking lady.

They exchange a hand shake, I noticed the lady was looking at him with smile plastered on her face but Phil was focused on the man speaking to him.

 

He suddenly noticed me from where I sat and quickly looked in my direction.

I bent my head, thank God for the shade.

After sometime, the man with his female partner Left. I looked up and Phil was standing close to his office, staring at me.

Oh my God, he recognized me. I removed the shade and looked up at him

Our eyes met and glued for some seconds.

 

He looked at my ring finger which no longer holds the engagement ring. He frowned and I looked away.

My legs began to shake and despite the air conditioned office I was sweating.



He went back to his office and the landline on the secretary desk rang.



She picked and I can only hear her saying “yes sir… okay sir.

 

She walked up to me and said with a smile that the boss will like to see me.

I couldn’t go, I can’t face Phil. I gave the letter to her and asked her to go straight to his office and give it to him.

 

She was insisting that her boss wanted to see me face to face but I told her I was running late for another appointment and need to run.

Phil maybe watching from his office monitoring camera. I saw where the CCTV was mounted.

 

I quickly left, took the elevator down and as I got out i was lucky to see a cab that took me home.

 

As I got home, I removed the shoes, jacket and pant trouser. I fell face down on my bed breathing hard and playing the whole scene in my head.

I sat up and hugged my pillow very close.

 

“… I’m sorry God, I can’t do this. Is far too difficult than I thought. You maybe disappointed in me, that’s okay because I’m equally disappointed in myself. I don’t know why Phil loves you this much and refused to bend to the general law on intimacy. He holds everything about you sacred and had fear for you. That’s weird for a man like him, who was born with silver spoon and swims in wealth. This kind of strong belief is mainly for the poor and low class. Home training and God fearing is majorly practice by the middle class, only few rich and powerful acknowledge you. They have money which is like an answered prayer for some of us on the low scale. Phil chose you and I’m glad he did anyway. Help my walk with you from this day forward…I want to discover and know you more. Search through my heart and remove anything that displeases you. Please permit me God…I have only one thing to do before my total new leaf. I need to see Luke one more time. After then… I will be fully ready to walk with you in total submission.

 

I sat for a long time fuming in anger and allowing the tears run down.

I can cry all I want after all I’m alone and nobody will know what I’m passing through.

 

Still wondered why I can’t have what I truly wanted. I knew how how much I tried to make sure Philip remains mine.

I guards our relationship jealously and did all I could to be good for him except in the part of getting intimate.

I thought along the line he will loosen up and bend but after five months, six months passed, I became uncomfortable.

I tried to seduce him, talk him into doing it but he finds a way to turn me down with the excuse of he wasn’t ready to displease God and please his flesh.

It was hard for somebody like me who has deeply drank from that cup and gotten used to it.

I still tried to endure and remain patient like Phil wanted but it becomes weighty. Anytime he was close all I think of is him making Love to me. Anytime he touches or kissed me my body yawns for more. I tried to control the urge even after meeting Luke and got entangled romantically. Luke was good with his fingers, I melt under his touch. His touch, kisses and caressed got me drooling. I wished it was Phil. But I needed to summon courage and stop myself before I regret it and Phil may never forgive me. it was truly unfair to do that to him.



For three days that Lukemon came around. All we did was almost the same thing and never crossed over to the other side. Luke wanted to, I even wanted it more but the fear and respect for Phil kept me bound.

I know I did stuffs with Luke that I have not yet been able to do with Phil, it could have led to sex but i stopped myself.

 

After Phil found out what I did, he was madly angry. I was able to stop him from leaving that night and almost thought he will finally make love to me.

We have kissed, and little caressed. He held my fake injured side and I totally forgot that I was supposed to be in pain.

I was enjoying his touch, his closeness and warm but he suddenly pause while still holding onto me and panting.

 

“Do you really want to do this? If you don’t feel right with it please don’t do it…but I… really need you Phil… please touch me a little more, maybe let it be just romance for few more minutes… I enjoys it when you touch me. Will you want that…?

 

I begged quietly while looking at his eyes.

He sighed and said.

“I don’t know what I want at this moment. I can’t Keji, I will retire to the other room and spend the night there. I can’t do this…if I touch you again I won’t be able to overcome… resist you. Keji, You just messed up my head today. You are not truly feeling any pain… where you? I grabbed your side, the exact spot that you injured and you didn’t seem to wince in pain like earlier. Did you act all of that just to keep me here… And have me where you want… Keji… did you..?

 

I was speechless at first but later said.

 

“I’m sorry. I just can’t watch you go…I…I.. needed you to understand me and the reason I got involved with Luke. And it was because of how much I loved you made me not to have sex… with him. Phil, let it all go already, how many sins do you want to hold down my head now? I’m sorry…

 

He released me from his arms, quietly rose from the bed. He checked the time and it was 1am.

“I can’t still believe this was all your plot to keep me down after trying to guilt trap me. You almost made me fall out of my principles and into your trap as prey. Jesus Christ…! Keji…I believed totally and thought you were truly in pain. Keji, you are just unbelievable…

 

He picked his stuffs and went to the next room.

At that moment, I was tired of running after him, tired of explaining myself, tired of saying that I was sorry. I was just tired of everything and have to resigned to my fate.

If he wants to go, he should go.

I know I have been mostly the only one messing up in this relationship and Philip has always overlooked my faults.

He was also tired of my mess. I’m full of mess and he doesn’t deserve somebody like me in his life. Phil is too principled, strict, smart and intelligent. Despite all of this he remains God fearing and caring.





 

We have attended church together, even though I was absent minded during the sermon, in the begining though but I began to focus whenever I look at Phil paying full attention.

I have seen him pray quietly, I have seen his journal and the verses and other things he wrote in there.

I have watched him try to talk to me about God but I always tell him that I know God enough.

He is obviously running his race and I’m equally running mine. We can’t be on the same lane because even the Bible said the race is not for the swift but is God who shows mercy.

 

I’m not good enough for him, he has probably realized it now.

.

Ever since he left that early morning before 6am, he haven’t visited.

He haven’t even called or respond to my messages well.

He will drop few words to my long message. Words like “Okay or “I’m busy” or I can’t talk now.

 

I have taken this long days to know exactly what I wanted to do.

Is not always about me or my selfishness.

Is to let Philip be the man he wants to be.

 

He was tired of me and my excesses. Who wouldn’t be.

I’m not even fighting anymore, I just want to move on and resign to God and fate.

Whatever comes after won’t surprised me because I have seen enough in my lifetime.

 

Few days later got up, applied little make up on my bare face, wore one of my crazy Jean with a blue polo shirt and a sneaker.

I took the already packed bag containing some of the items meant for Luke.

 

I really need to pay Lukemon a visit, my whole body yawn to see him maybe for this last time.

 

I took a cap and went straight to his store. Lucky enough he was around.

 

He looked up from his glass office and saw me approaching.

He started grinning

I walked in and went straight to him and gave him a heavy resounding slap.

 

He fell back into his chair with shock written all over him.

 

“Ke…ji.. what is the meaning of this?

 

I dumped the bag on his table, right in front of him and said.

 

“It means congratulations for your foolish and wicked act. congratulations Luke, your wide mouth had finally ruined me…

 

“I don’t understand what you are talking about Keji…?

 

He said confused.

 

“Well, I and Phil are no longer together, we have finally went our separate ways. Engagement broken off because of your careless and unsolicited words. You are a wicked man Luke and God will judge you for every pain you put me through. Remember the reason I broke up with you was due to your uncontrollable purging mouth. You accused me of stealing your jewelries and I told you the truth that I didn’t. You chose not to believe rather used this same mouth of yours to call me different demeaning names. You insulted my every existence and left me. When you later caught the culprit who happens to be your sales girl you came to apologise and wanted me to accept you back but how could I take back a man who did not only accused me wrongly for stealing but also abused me emotionally with his insults. I refused and moved on with my life only for you to resurface when my life was transformed for good, I was happy with the man I love who loved me too, Luke you stepped in and ruined it all. God will judge you that’s all I got to say. In this bag contains all the jewelries that Phil bought for me that day we came shopping and I added some others I had before… take them and give me money. I don’t need this luxury and I only talked Phil into coming here because I wanted you to leave me alone and not spoil the beautiful thing I have going for me. But you destroyed it again…no problem. All this jewelries are worth a million plus. Just give me 900k instead let me get out of here.

 

He opened the bag and looked into it, stare for some seconds before setting it aside.

 

“Listen Keji, I never meant for any of what happened to happen. I was kinda angry with you that day… your man obviously wanted to spend more but you kept stopping him. He could have gotten stuffs worth a million plus but you wouldn’t let him. at least for the ones that was bought which is about 800 plus I still smile. You are bringing up the past Keji, I thought you had forgiven? You said you have forgiven and the reason we can’t be together is because you no longer feel the vibe in the relationship. I’m sorry for my past wrongs…I was only angry and due to the way you have been asking for those particular jewelries that’s worth a fortune and I refused giving it out I thought you were the one that took them. I felt very bad and I’m really sorry for accusing you wrongly and saying stuffs that hurt your feeling. Please, let it all go. I still love you Keji and…

 

I shunned him and asked for the money for the jewelry so that I can move.

 

“…I can’t give you 900k for the jewelry. That’s outrageous. That’s not how this business is done. I will take them for 400k without further bargain…

 

I was mad at the ridiculous price that he called but he wasn’t going to go up. He remains adamant even after I told him to bring 700k.

As I was zipping up the bag to leave he decided to add 50 to the price to make it 450k.

 

“I won’t even sell at 600k. Keep your money…I will take the jewelry to another store.

 

I left and did not pay attention to what he was saying.

I went another big jewelry store but the manager wasn’t on seat.

I decided to go home.

 

I took days and weeks to tour round and saw a better shop in a nice location. I paid immediately and asked them to commence work on it. The painting, carpentry work, the decorations and everything necessary that needed to make the shop outstanding I did.

I contacted different people to resume working on it.

 

I planned to travel to see my Mum and by the time I return i want every thing to be set.

The workers assured to give me a great job.

I was around for few more days, monitoring the progress of the work.

I had a caretaker who will foresee things in my absence.

As I was packing my bag one day to travel the following day. Luke started calling, I refused to pick.

He later sent a message that he was offering 500k if I haven’t sold the jewelries. He will transfer the money straight to my account if I agree to the price.

I replied him that I wasn’t going to sell for 600k

But on a second thought, I needed all the money I can gather for my business.

I asked him to transfer 600k after which he will drive down to come and get the jewelries because I won’t waste another transportation coming down to his store.

 

He later drove down and when i opened the door for him, he quickly said to me that he saw Phil outside the gate.

He said Phil came with a sport car and was on phone when he walked past him and entered.

I ran outside to check but I didn’t see anyone.

Luke described the sport car and he was right. It fit into the description.

He probably saw Luke and went back. Why did I even run out to check. He can believe whatever he want to. I have resigned to pursue my dream and forget everything about him.

I’m really tired of men and their different problem.

Luke transferred five hundred and ninety thousand Naira into my account. It wasn’t even upto 600k we initially agreed but I accepted it and told him that he still owes me 10k.

 

I gave him the jewelries. He checked them one after the other.

He tries to talk to me about love but I opened the door and asked him to run ahead with his deceptive mouth.

 

I need to get back my life and self esteem again. I didn’t tell any of my friends what happened or any latest update from me.

They still thought that I and Phil were still an item, planning wedding.

I removed my sim card and put a new one.

I have the numbers of the workers renovating my shop and few other people’s number that is necessary.

 

I traveled very early the following morning.

 

 

Tbc…

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Re: Morenikeji By Amah by Juniquemark: 3:56am On Apr 03
Update oh please. I can't wait
Re: Morenikeji By Amah by Calenikan(m): 4:20pm On Apr 03
Juniquemark:
Update oh please. I can't wait

Keji is not at home.
She has travelled cool cool cool
Re: Morenikeji By Amah by Dapalace: 1:08am On Apr 04
MORENIKEJI
Episode 26.
By AMAH’S HEART.

I sat with my Mum that afternoon, after consuming a full bow of Amala with gbegiri and assorted meat, specially prepared by my younger brother’s wife.
Segun’s down to earth beloved wife was pregnant and still tries to do some of the house chores even in her condition.
I was happy that my brother saw a quality wife material in Adetutu.

Maami smiled as she looked at me. She turned to me and said.

“S’alafia ni?…omo mi daadaa? ( How are you my good daughter)

I told her that I was alright even though I tried to cover up my worries.

“Oju re k’ore lowo… (You don’t look happy)… you try to hide it but is right there in your eyes, staring back at me. Se ko si? (Is there a problem?)

“Kosi wahala maami” (there’s no problem Mum)

There was silent as she pause staring at nothing. She obviously has questions that she want to ask. I was only waiting for her to do so.
And then she asked the heavy questions I dreaded most.

“Nje o ti e ni Okunrin kankan l’ore? ( Is there any man in your life?)

I was silent, while still thinking of my answers, she asked another.

“…Omokunrin Igbo to Soro re fun mi lojosi nkan? ( There’s one Igbo man you told me about)
“….Philip… that is his name right? I have spoken with him several through your phone… he is a fine young man. How is he…?

I didn’t respond. I remained silent as I thought of Phil.
“…Nibo lo wa? (What happened to him)
She asked concerned.

“Maami! Ijakule lat’odo awon Okunrin ti to geee! (Mum, men have disappointed me enough)
…Nkan o senu’re laarin emi ati omo Igbo yen jare! (Things didn’t work out with the Igbo man)

I breathed deeply. My mum’s head remains bent. I continued

“…Mi o ti e mo boya emi gan ni nkan n se! (I don’t know if there’s something wrong with me)
“….Nigba ki igba to nkan rere ba to nbo loju ona mi,nkan buburu kan a saa sele saa ni! (Whenever good thing is coming my way something bad will happen)

My Mum gasped out and said.
“Ma yo Ara re lenu…(don’t stress yourself)
“….Ojo Ori re nko o,lomi’nu.(I know you are looking at your age)
….”Sugbon, Olorun yoo mu Oko tire wa ni asiko to ye” (God will bring the right man at the right time)
…Se o saa n gbadura? (Hope you are praying)

“Beeni maami” (yes Mum) I replied

My Mum tries to cheer me up by changing the topic.

“Iyawo aburo re ti wa ninu oyun o! (Your younger brother’s wife is heavily pregnant)
…Nje o tie rii rara (have you seen her?)…and her amazing strength. I have told her severally to take rest sometimes but she said the pregnancy is making her super active.. hahahaha.

I smiled as I


watch my Mum talking and laughing. She looked forward to meeting her first grandchild and couldn’t hide her excitement.
She looked at me and said with a fat grin.
“Morenikeji, Olorun yoo se eyi to Dara lasiko to Dara….
“…O seun fun awon Owo ti o fi n ranse si wa…
“…Olorun mi yoo si maa bukun fun o,bi o se n fi wa s’okan ni gbogbo igba. (Morenikeji, God will do it in his own time.
Thank you for all the money you have been sending to us.
My God will continue to bless you for having us in mind always.)

“Amin maami” (Amen Mum)

Two days before I travel back to Abuja, I sat outside alone enjoying the uninterrupted fresh breeze not the usual air condition that I was used to.
Segun came out to Join me, we talk about random things.
Same thing the following day.
Before we retire that night, I sat alone outside with Segun, my brother who was lamenting of how his business was doing poorly.
I told him not to worry, if not that I was setting up a big shop that will consume alot of money from my pocket, I could have sent some cash to add to his business. But he shouldn’t worry I will make means to send something for him and his wife, Adetutu who has won the heart of both maami and I with her fine behavior.
Segun was grateful as he thanked me so dearly.
He even went inside to tell his wife and she came to thank me too.
After they went inside maami came out and also said her own thanks.

We began talking as she advised me not to allow anything to stress me. Especially in the aspect of men.

“Maami, E wo Segun,aburo mi,o ti gbe’yawo sile (look at Segun, my younger brother is married)
“….Ko da! Iyawo re ti loyun! (His wife is even pregnant)
“… I’m truly happy for them and they will always be in my prayers. I never thought I will still be single at this age… never.
“….Nigba kan ni mo maa n beru nitori Ojo Ori mi, sugbon bayi,ko ni itumo si mi mo! (I used to be afraid and worry due to age but not again)
“…Mo Fe gba oju mo Olorun mi ati iwe mi (I want to focus on God and business for now)
“…O ti su mi o maami!(I’m tired of everything mum)
“…Boya Olorun ni eto Miran fun mi (maybe God has a different plan)
“….hmmm! Maami…Mo ti jowo gbogbo re sile,fun Oluwa,ko fi mi Dara to wuu! (I have resigned to God to do with me as he pleases)



I was letting it all out. I’m glad that my Mum listened without interrupting untill I was done ranting.



“Beeni Morenikeji,Olorun yoo se eyi to Dara lasiko to Dara. (Yes Morenikeji, God will do it in his own time)

“Amin (Amen)…Ayun re n Yun mi maami (I have missed you Mum)
“…your advice and prayers… I’m very happy that I finally traveled down. I didn’t want to come home as single…I wanted to come with a man asking for my hand in marriage…I was going to bring him to you. I dreaded coming alone but as I have not been lucky with men, I had to come and see you…is really been a while and I will be traveling back tomorrow. I enjoyed my stay and will try and come more often by God’s grace to see you…

Maami laughed and talked about how much she also missed me and have looked forward to having me around. She thanked me all over for always having her and my brother in mind.
She prayed and encouraged me to remain focus in God because only him can do that which no man can.

I traveled back to Abuja the following day and resumed back to business in full.
For almost three weeks that I was gone, I received no phone call in my new line
I was only calling the workers, working on my shop to know how far they have gone with the job.
I inserted back my old line. I had lots of messages and only two from Phil. “Hey” was the first. “Hi, your number isn’t going through. Hope you are fine? This was the second message and only message I got from him.

I didn’t bother replying.

My shop was fully set by the time I returned.
It looks outstanding, very beautiful Job they did.
I got different contacts of suppliers. I needed to purchase every goods in whole sale, Large quantity and I did exactly that.
I employed two shop attendants girls, Juliet and Halima they have both finished secondary school and was working to raise money to further their education.
I employed three cooks, a man and two women. i met them during my caterer days.
I wanted them to be running shift. Which will enable them have time for their own stuffs
I told them I can’t offer them much due to I was just starting business but as the business grow they won’t be left out.
One of them, a female left. She was neither okay with the salary I was offering nor with my kind explanation.

It was fine because I get to cut down cost as I maintained the remaining people who chose to stay.

I was too focused on my business and did not have time for any other thing.

“M’j Eatery” became my approved business name. It was located by the road side that links to two estates before mine.
There was a big sign post outside my shop with a hydro bulb, it shown brightly at night. Attracting customers driving home from work.

I leave house very early in the morning and return late at night.
I sent some money to Segun and also to my Mum.
I didn’t have much left on me but I was able to pay the first and second month salary to my dedicated staffs.
Sylvester is a French guy and a great chef. Mrs Ngozi Ogbonna is both into local dish and continental. She was a great baker too.
Both Sylvester and Mrs Ngozi are jovial, loving soul.
Halima and Juliet are another hardworking girls.
They were all heaven sent to me and we play and work like family.
The first two months we didn’t generate much. There was no serious cash turn up but I remained focus and continued with a strong faith.
I work both on weekends. I attended a church close to my shop and goes to shop after church.
During the week, i leave house early to get some work done before they resume in the morning.
I make sure I open each day with prayer and also close with prayer.
I remained hopeful.
I started meeting different people who became great customer.
Danjuma, the hausa business man who usually visit. He always ordered for pastries and soft drinks and also a takeaway.
I met Ezenkwe who asked to be address as Eze.
He was very igbotic, funny, jovial and friendly. He always tip my staffs whenever he comes.
They even look forward to having him. He enjoys oha soup and white soup well prepared by Mrs Ngozi. They happened to come from the same Abia state.



He introduced several of his friends too.
Eze liked me and did not hide it or delay in telling me of his intentions.
Danjuma too, he was not straight forward like Eze but I knew where he was going with all his kind gestures.
I met Lekan and Ade too. They work in the nearest constructing company close to my shop.
Ade started showing interest with time.

Among all the men, I liked Eze. He was really nice and so friendly aside the local part of him.
He has an aura that announces his presence immediately he stepped into a place.
People easily likes him, like I did but I didn’t want another Igbo man issues. Phil’s own trouble was enough for me which made me to start considering Ade but he lack some qualities I wanted in a man.
I try not to encourage any of the men. I even told them that I was hooked and can’t date them.
But I looked forward to having Eze around. He loves speaking in his dialect local dialect both with Mrs Ngozi who also wanted me to give him a chance and with me who doesn’t understand his dialect.
Eze will say to me.
“Nne, ima ka. (You are beautiful my lady) give me a chance and I will take care of you…ego abughi problem (money is not a problem)
He speaks with pride and his smile was contagious that I will have to laugh out.

I was not going to rush into another relationship because of age or obvious factors on time.
I’m regaining back my confidence. Focusing totally and deeply on God. Also my business comes second after God.

I remained jovial and nice with all my admirers and customers just to have them coming and also introducing others to M’j Eatery.
Danjuma supplied bag of onions, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage and other food stuffs to me without collecting a dime.

He was a young fine man in his early thirties. He was married before but his wife left him for another man and he was looking for a good woman to marry.

Eze was into motor parts and has five shops with over twenty workers on salary.
He drives a small car, one won’t know that he was rich due to his way of life. He tips all the staffs with 2k each and drops a larger amount upto 5k for me most times.

I knew Lekan first before Ade. Ade is a master degree holder and obviously collects fat salary from his company but he looks like a womanizer who loves clubbing but aside that he was super nice.
I have others too but I was close to this ones.
As the business began to boom gradually, I added something more to the staffs salary and they were happy.
They have been there for me and very hardworking too. I can’t be the only one growing, they will have to also grow along.
With time I will employ more staffs, and that time is soon because M’j eatery was growing by the day.

A Lady stopped by one evening and asked for a club sandwich. It was quickly prepared for her by Sylvester my French cook.
She came twice that week, asking for either sandwich, burger, hot dog or other things in the menu.
I got used to her coming around and we got acquainted.
Her name was Kachi, she wore an engagement ring, very beautiful lady with an American accent. She drives a Prado Jeep. She loves the chicken burger more.

She told us she will be coming by weekend and will bring someone special along.
I believe that will be her fiancee. Kachi said her traditional wedding will be coming up soon. She will send the wedding card when next she was coming.
That Sunday, i was setting out money that I will send to bank by Monday when Halima came into my office to inform me that one customer was asking of me.
After describing her, I knew it was Kachi.

I suspended what I was doing and left to greet her, I will also get to meet her man.
There were other customers having one thing or the other on their different tables.
I waved at most of them happily as I walked past.





I saw Kachi sitting with a man. The man looked around the shop with brightened face before returning his look to his phone.
Kachi removed an invisible dirt from his fresh face.
She said something to him, he looked up at her, smiled.
He looked at the big plasma television showing CNN news, another plasma TV was showing “Eat it hot” a food program that many master chef comes to showcase their talent.

I paused when I saw the man. “Philip”
I couldn’t go front or back. Phil was actually Kachi’s husband to be.

Kachi saw me standing and began to wave. Phil looked up from his phone and quickly returned his look back to the phone. He didn’t recognize me at first.

But suddenly, he looked up again, this time putting aside his phone and sitting up properly.

I swallowed heard, summoned courage and went over to their table.
I thought I had overcome the feeling I had for Phil, seeing him again makes me want to run, hide and then cry my eyes out.

“Hi….
Phil was the first to greet. He was looking at me like he just saw a ghost.

“Hi..” I replied. Trying to avoid looking at him. I don’t want to loose a customer like Kachi. Phil has moved on and has even engaged another beautiful Igbo Lady who is obviously not based in Nigeria.
Kachi loves him and did not hide it even in public.

I had this sad feeling that tightened up my belle.
“Do you know each other before now…?

Kachi asked as she looked from her husband to be and back to me.

“Yeah…yes Kachi.This is Keji…

She appeared surprised.

“Keji… wait a minute, Keji..he Lady that you wer…

Phil interrupted her by asking me

“How are you? Hmmm…do you work here now?

I smiled. Looked at Kachi who was speechless and was just staring from her fiancee to me.

“No…no Phil. I own here now.

He looked at me shocked. Phil began looking around the place again.

“Oh my God… Keji. Are you serious? Is it true…? This place is yours? My goodness. This place is…is spacious and beautiful…

“Yea…I know, it is. All thanks to you…

I said with a smile.
He gasped out and I can see a thousand and one question in his eyes.

“… can I take your orders please…

I said returning my focus to the main business and not letting my emotions lead the way.
Kachi cleared her throat loudly, interrupting Philip who never stopped staring at me.

“Before you take our orders, wait a second. I actually knew that I have seen you before…but I couldn’t place it. I have seen several of your pictures, both the one my brother sent to me when you were both together and the ones in his gallery. Here is my big and only brother… Keji. I don’t joke with him…
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She looked up at Phil smiling.
He retuned back the smile.

“Your… your brother…? Ohh.. okay.

That was all I could say.
Philip confirmed it

“Keji, I’m glad you have met Kachi…our baby of the house. She came back early last month for her upcoming wedding. Keji… everyone miss you back home. I…I can’t believe you actually own this big place. I’m so proud of you…?

I smiled deeply and told him thank you.

Just then Eze came in. He saw me and had this fat grin on his face.
Before he walked past he stopped at where I was and said.

“Nne kedu…(my lady how are you) hope you have my usual dericious ofe nsala… hahahaha….

Eze is very igbotic but he doesn’t care. Instead of delicious, he will always say dericious. I was very used to him and his way of life.

I smile and nodded. He laughed and said while walking to a table

“That’s good…Morunukaji..Kaji Kaji…nwaoma osiso…. hehehe..

I always have reason to laugh whenever Eze comes around. His sense of humour is top notch.
I signalled to Juliet to serve Eze his order, she gladly went to him.
I looked back at Phil and he was still staring at me.
I blushed and looked away.

Why does it feel like we’re just meeting for the very first time.
That was the way he makes it seem.

Kachi told me what she will be taking. Phil wanted only water
I nooded with smile before walking away.

I felt the hair behind my head stood.
I almost looked back because I was certain that Phil was watching me as I walked away and that makes me add more style to my steps.

Gonna those days I used to miss my steps because of him.

Now, I move with confidence of a boss lady.
ANOTHER STORY BY THE SAME WRITER STARTS ON  MONDAY _ being Mrs Spence

Tbc

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Re: Morenikeji By Amah by Dapalace: 8:11pm On Apr 05
Episode 27

 

I was rounding up from my eatery when Phil came in.
This was the third day after coming around with his sister.
He was not with Kachi, his kid sister. He came alone.

My girl, Halima went to attend to him but he asked to see me.

I went over to where he sat, he was pretending to be watching the cook show showing on television before I came.

“, Good evening sir… welcome to M’j Eatery. Here is the menu, kindly go through it so that we will know what to serve you… we’re here at your service sir..

I said sounding all official, like a serious minded business woman.
I overlooked his confused eyes. He rolled them at me without saying a word.

I try not to look or act too friendly. I was treating him like a customer.
he kept blinking his eyes to really understand what I was upto.

Phil was dumb founded at first when I moved the menu closer to him and asked him to check it out and tell me what exactly he wants

“Keji, please stop. we need to talk…I want to see you, in private. When do you close from here or resume…

“, Please Sir, I’m right here. You can talk to me about whatever you want…

“Cut the act off Keji. How’s your schedule? We need to sit down and talk and is definitely not here… please.

He was acting all serious and wasn’t ready for my business attics but I was having fun with it.
So I continued

“Sir, I’m always here. This is my business place and only place you can see and talk to me. please sir, what is it you want to talk about or you want me to do for you…

He sighed frustrated. Looked up at me and said. Calmly.

“What is up with you referring to me as “sir? Don’t you know my name again… and what’s all this business attitude you are portraying…? uhmm… alright Keji. two can play this game right? I’m in then.

He pause and smile before continuing.

“….Please madam, I’m searching for job…I heard there’s vacancy here. Don’t turn me down because I desperately need this this job. My whole heart depends on it.

I almost laughed out loud with the humor in his voice.
He pleadingly rubbed his two palms together, all with seriousness.

“There is no vacancy sir. You can’t work in this kind of place because of your high class. go and look elsewhere, No space is available…

“Don’t do this to me madam. Please don’t or my heart won’t be able to survive another disappointment… another heart break…

He paused, bent his head for sometime laughing.
He later looked up at me.
He looked from my hands, to my face, my eyes down to my mouth then back at my eyes

He gasped out and said smiling

“…


is there no vacancy at all… for me? I can wash plate, I’m a good dishwasher. I can sweep and clean, I can run an errand for you my adorable madam. If there’s none here then employ me to be your houseboy at home. I will make sure the house is clean and prepare your favorite meal… what do you say to my request ma’am?
I began laughing so loudly, he curved a smile as he watched me laugh.

“… when are you closing tonight…let me also be your driver and take you home.

I told him that I was almost rounding up but he doesn’t need to do that.

Phil waited until I was through for the day. We left together.
He opened the back door and try to usher me in as a driver.
I ignored him and took the front seat beside him.
We didn’t say much during the ride. He only asked that hope my day wasn’t too stressful and I told him it wasn’t.

It was around 10pm I got home. I usually close from the eatery 10pm and sometimes gets home by 11pm

But because of Phil I decided to closed 9:30pm today.
It was a 30min drive to my house.

“I will like us to talk Keji…not now because is quiet late. You need to go and rest from hectic day. Can I come around tomorrow…

“No, I will be at the shop.

He stared at nothing for a while before saying

“Okay then. No problem Keji. I assume you don’t want to have anything to do with me again… do you?

I didn’t answer him as he turned to look at me.

“Thanks for the ride Phil. I need to go inside now.

He nodded as I stepped down. He didn’t drive away immediately until I entered inside.

I sat hard on the chair, relaxed my head and shut my eyes.

I don’t know if I will ever let go of the feeling I have for Phil.
Sitting close to him makes all the memories and emotions to come rushing back.

I don’t know what exactly he wants to talk about, I assume is our past events which I want to leave behind me.
I don’t know if he has another woman in his life
I still don’t know if he still loves me like he used to. I don’t want him to lead me on and I will end up getting stranded along the way.

I have been asking God to help my everyday work with him. To purify me so that I will be good enough to the one who deserves me and that’s only if he destined me to marry.

A man like Phil, is hard to find. I don’t know if i will ever be good enough for him.

What if he continues to judge me due to my past.

I do not want to rush into a relationship because of my weaknesses which includes, loneliness, age and many other factors.
I want to be fully ready before God and before man so that I can be a wife my husband will be proud of and good mother to my children.

If I wanted to rushed into a relationship I could have, even before meeting Phil again.
I had men I would have consider but I felt I wasn’t ready and they did not fall into the kind of man God will want me to settle with.

Is not about high taste or standard is about having someone who will push me to do better, who will help my walk with God. Who will love me truly and encourage me both me in prayer.

Phil falls perfectly into this category but I was neither good enough for him nor in perfect line with his core belief

Through him I have not only discovered myself, I have also find my purpose and strengthen my walk with God.

Phil is the man that brought out the best in me and such men can only be God sent to humanity.

The following morning, I was getting ready for work.
One of Tope Alabi’s worship songs was playing. I was singing along while getting ready for work.

I heard a knock, checked the time and it was just few minutes to 6am

I went to the door and checked through the security nuts and it was Phil.
I opened up.

“Good morning Phil…
I greeted warmly.

“Good morning… Sorry I came too early. Couldn’t sleep last night and needed to catch you up before you leave for your shop. All I did was to brush my mouth before rushing down here… can I come in?

His eyes looked so puffy, I assume is the evidence of not sleeping well last night.

The sound of the music was getting to the door.

“….do you have someone inside? Maybe I… I should leave… didn’t mean to disturb or interrupt anything…

He looked at me with a straight face before taking a step backward.

“Waiiitt. Come inside…

He paused and probably contemplating.

I opened the door wide and he gently stepped in and went straight to the sitting room while I was trying to lock up the door again.
He was already sitting
I turned down the volume of the music and turned to him

“…it was obviously the music sound that made you assume I had somebody in here. Not that is a crime, I can have anybody I wish to but ever since we ended things I have never had another man coming and going as he please.

“We” what do you mean by “before we ended things?. I didn’t end anything… you did. You returned my engagement ring, selfishly refused to see me. You didn’t even find it worthwhile to hand it over to me by yourself… you gave it to my secretary with the excuse that you were rushing to somewhere. You never returned any of my messages after then. You travelled and changed your line so that I can’t reach you…I saw your ex coming around after you ended things with me… you, you…it was all you Keji. Don’t get me involved in any of that…

I put on a smirking face and looked at him.
I sat down in another chair.

“I agree, totally that it was me. What would you expect me to do…eeh Phil? You refused speaking to me after what happened with Luke. I have to let go because I felt unworthy of you. I can’t force you to forgive or love me like you used to. I thought I should save you the trouble if finally breaking up with me… which was why I returned the ring. I did things I can’t boost off and letting go off you was the hardest decision I have ever made. And mind you, I had nothing to do with Luke except when I asked him to come over and pick up the jewelries that I sold…

He looked at me puzzled.

“You sold the jewelries?? Why……



I quickly interrupted

“I had to because I needed money to add to my shop. I had money but it wasn’t enough. I wasn’t in need of the luxuries so I have to sell it back to Lukemon. Not with a worthy price though but the money went a long way for me. I’m sorry that… that…

I breathed in because I really don’t know what I should be apologising for.

“…. Phil, I needed to take my mind off you so I traveled to stay with my Mum for some time. I wanted to become a better woman. A woman who truly fears God and depends only on him. A woman of honor, substance, dependence, virtues and a woman others can emulate from. And that was what led me to discovering myself. I’m happy…yes I am. My happiness used to be focused on men…I had a lot of things that used to weigh me down but I’m gradually letting go. I want to be a woman my husband will be proud of if God happens to approve of such. I’m leaving it all in God’s hands as I focus on my business…

There was silent for sometime and he later said.

“Keji, I was truly impressed when you told me about your business. it was wow. You are doing absolutely great. I’m happy…truly for the new and better woman that you have become. I really miss you…so much. Are you seeing somebody…at the moment or considering somebody…

“I’m not seeing any one but I’m considering somebody.

He was silent again and I didn’t bother explaining further.

“I am too… I’m considering someone…

I try not to look at him when he said he was also considering somebody. I felt deeply wounded and had this strange sad feeling all of a sudden.
Phil was about getting into another relationship and forgetting that I ever existed. Maybe he is already in a relationship.
This was probably his way of saying goodbye. I should live with anything the future brings.

“… Keji…. Keji. I still love you. I really do with all my heart. You are always on my mind and I have not been able to let go. You are the one I’m still considering and hoping we can start again. I don’t know if I sound awful but that’s the reason I couldn’t sleep last night. I want my woman back…

I finally looked up at him before releasing a sigh of relief.

“…Do you still love me…?

I moved uncomfortably on my seat.

“I don’t know Phil…I don’t know what I should feel or what I supposed to say to that. I don’t want to walk on same lane as before. I don’t want to get my hopes up. I have avoided deep emotions all this while and I’m fine. Having a man in my life haven’t been too favorable. I don’t want to stir up the stilled water again. I’m doing fine without the whole love drama…

He moved closer to me, I quickly stood and stepped away from him.

“Keji…I uhmmm…

He moved to where I stood, slowly yet carefully touched my arm.

“…i want you Keji. You don’t have to hold back or hide your feeling if you truly love me. I hope with God’s help this second phase… will yield better result. I’m not promising that their won’t be potholes like your former street…

I laughed quietly while he smiled.

“…but another ride with you will be a journey to remember for good. With God by our side… because is not by our ability…but by God’s grace. We will make it together and better. Keji, please…no other woman appeals to me like you do. My parents and everyone miss you. They want to see you again. I told them you returned my ring and traveled…i couldn’t bring myself to tell them what really transpired between us. My Mum tried calling you that period but your number wasn’t going. I also tried for several days but to no avail. I have to come to a conclusion that if you are truly the woman for me then God will bring you back at the right time.

I was indeed happy to hear him say all of that. I couldn’t even hold back again or hide my feeling of excitement.
I went into his waiting arms.

“I missed you so much…

He said as he held me closely to himself.

“I miss you too Phil…I replied quietly.

He released me from his arms, looked into my eyes and said.

“I love you Keji… with all my heart.

“Same here”. I replied.

“If you truly love me Keji, then say so not “same here”. Say it boldly to my face…

“I love you Phil… can’t stop loving you. You indirectly made a better and Godly woman out of me. I’m forever indebted to you… I thank God for bringing you my way. I love you truly… with every fiber in me.

He smiled and pulled me into another warm hug.

“Can I kiss you? I brushed my mouth already before coming here…
he whispered to my ears making me to laugh so loud.

“Of course you can. But just a little kiss so we don’t trigger any other thing… hope you understand?

He also laughed out loud for the first time.

“Yes ma’am. He finally said.

And we had a short kissed but as he released me, I felt like he should have extended it.
I guess he also wanted the same as he immediately cupped myself and kissed me dearly.
It was longer and satisfying.

He dropped me off at my office that morning. Although I was late but the place was already open by my staffs.

During the next weekend he took me home to visit his people.

His parents were happy to see me again.
Stella, Seun and the rest.
I met Kachi, she couldn’t hide her excitement.

“Nne, you are back? You are really looking good o. I thought that the boss finally dumped you… don’t take it personal, It was just a thought.”
Ijeoma said when she saw me.

I flashed her a smile.

“…but to be truthful I was happy. I even celebrated within myself when you stopped coming and no news of you again. Any time we ask the boss about you he will just say you are fine. At some point he started ignoring the question. I knew right then that sand has entered the garri. But… anyway sha. Let me say I’m happy that you are back… but I will advise that if the relationship won’t work out stop forcing it or forcing the boss to love you. He has obviously collected his ring from you because you don’t deserve it. His mind maybe on a classic pretty Igbo Lady… I’m only advising you like my sister o. No hard feeling…as you can see that I like Seun, she is hardworking and respectful. So this is not because you are onye ofe mmanu… this is just me wanting the best for the boss. And… also you. Please think about my advice. A bia ram na Udo! (I come in peace)

I sighed and walked away from her. I’m too grown for Ijeoma’s banter.

Phil later came and told me to follow him.
I did, he took me to a big sitting room.
While I sat waiting in the biggest living room right in their house which was located downstairs.
I saw his parents, Kachi and the staffs coming to take their seats with a fat grin on their faces.
Even Ijeoma, Stella and Seun were seated.

I wondered what was going on.
The terrifying dream I had in the past flashed through my mind.
I quickly rejected it still on my mind.

Kachi came to sit beside me.
I whispered and asked her what was going on.
She said I should watch and see.

Phil began.

“I want you all to witness this special event. I’m happy that Dad and Mum… Kachi is seated here. Thanks to all the staffs in this room for honouring my invite. I don’t want to bore us with long speech… I’m heading straight to the point. Look over there, who do you see?

He pointed towards me. They all chorused my name.
“…That’s good… thank you all. Everyone of you knows her and also knew she is my most desired lady whom I love so dearly. My first proposal was just me and her alone. On that note…I officially want her to be my soul mate in front of you all…

He went on one knee. I was battling with shyness and blushing like a new bride.
My heart beat was fast.
He asked me to come and stand in front of him. I did.
Everyone cheered on.
His parents, Kachi were grinning from ear to ear.
The staffs were even jubilating more than me.
Ijeoma has this strange face and would have walked away if not for the fear she has.
Phil brought out an engagement ring. The same old one.
My very old engagement ring that I was so used to and it was hard for me to let go and slip it into the envelope letter that I returned to Phil.
I felt tears gathering up my eyes as I looked at Phil on a knee and stretching the ring towards me.

… Keji, today in front of my parents, my sister and this entire household staffs that has become a family to us, will you be my bride… my soulmate, my wife, mother of my kids and my forever friend?

I swallowed hard before wiping a tear.
My legs were even shaking, my hand sweating.
I can’t believe that I’m standing in the midst everyone which includes his parents and Phil is asking me to marry him.
My birthday is coming up again, how fast the year runs and God was about to give me the best birthday gift ever.

It was indeed a special kind of feeling that made me want to scream “praise the Lord”.

I breathed deeply and then said.

“Yes…I will marry you Phil.

The whole house echoes with jubilation.
Stella and Seun with other female staffs were jumping and dancing as if they were the ones that Phil just proposed to.

Phil slide the ring gently into my waiting finger.
He stood, pecked my forehead before drawing me into his arms.

Another uproar of congratulations was roaming the whole air.
some were giving us numerous round of applause while others were shouting jubilantly.

Our wedding plans began in another different sweet dimension, right from here.

 

 
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Re: Morenikeji By Amah by Dapalace: 11:37pm On Apr 06
THE FINAL EPISODE OF MORENIKEJI.

 

 

“Yes, I do.

That was how we exchanged our final vow at the altar.

It has been a long road, a very long journey but finally we arrived safely through the mercy of God.

Family and friends came to witness the big day.
Dammi with her family, Uzo came with hers.
My Mum, brother, Segun with his wife and baby girl were around.
We did the introduction first at my home town before proceeding to the altar after two weeks.

I had fear and worries relaxing heavily on my chest.
“What if something bad happens?
“What if Phil suddenly changed his mind at the dying minutes?
“What if after traveling all the way from Abuja to my State and Phil with his people found out that my family is not up to their standard?
“, What if something strange happens on the wedding day? Maybe an invisible rock knock off my feet and I fell heavily to the ground on my big day and everyone went on laughing at me and then Philip shakes his head disappointed. He stood, took his people and left… leaving me to glow in my shame alone..??
“What if it….

I suddenly realized all the evil thoughts crowding my mind.
I began rejecting, casting and binding it all.

I and Phil has prayed fervently before the Marriage rituals starts
He challenged me to more prayers and I gladly took it.
I didn’t go to shop for three days, I was at home praying and telling God to perfect everything that concerns me and Phil and to bless our wedding day and make it to be successful.

God heard. Oh yes, He actually heard every prayers and ordained our Union. He blessed our special day.
Everything was a big success.

All the negatives thought was placed under my feet.

After the reception, we took more pictures, greeted few more people before finally going home.

Almost all my friends were either married or already with kids.
I couldn’t easily lay my hand on a chief brides maid initially.
A friend I met during Amara’s wedding, Vanessa, we gradually became close after I got engaged.
When I told her to “best” me she gladly obliged.
It could have been Kachi but she was already married.
I was there during her big traditional wedding. She got married to a white German.
It was a fun day as the white families followed every rite and danced to every traditional music. We had fun mixed with lots of laughter.

Philip has his squared already. Getting his men wasn’t difficult at all.

I used the people available which includes my staffs. Beautiful Halima, Julie. And two other new staffs Ify and Tito.
I added two other ladies to my train.

Everything that they used was sewed and bought for them.

They were super excited to be among my bridal train.

Phil’s elder sister flew all the way down. She said


she can’t miss her only brother’s wedding for anything.
There were too much crowd, different gifts both in cash and kind.

Everything was amazing. A dream come true.
My white wedding was a week after my birthday.
It was a special kind of birthday gift from God to me.
I cried my eyes out when I looked back at where and how it all started.
I was almost giving up, thinking that God probably didn’t destined me to be a man’s wife not just any kind of man.
A man like Philip Kanu.

Coming to a full realization that I was going to be a “Mrs” really pulled me into an emotional state.
Having a husband like Phil, is not just a dream come true is God’s precious gift to me.
I can’t thank him enough for such a wonderful gift.
For not listening to all the worldly wish of my heart.
I wanted a man like Chike but Phil was three times more than Chike.
Weathy yet humble. He wasn’t confirmed to the ideology of the world rather he chosed to remain focus and in line with godliness.
I couldn’t make him fall out of his faith into my bossom despite how I tried initially.
Phil remained steadfast, and never fell for my charms or any woman’s.

He could have had sex with me after all we were already engaged and planning to get married.
He could have done and tagged it along with other useless saying “, body no be firewood”
Phil refused to bend. I almost destroyed this good man’s belief but he didn’t allow my prowess to make him fall out.

I can categorically say that Philip’s type are not much again. And if God bless us with one, all we need to do was to thank him wholeheartedly.
Prostrating to his mercies.

Who could have believed that the quiet guy that was sipping a fruity Chapman, whom I looked down on because I thought he was just a common man, I insulted him when he asked me to take it easy with the alcohol.
I even thought he is a driver cruising in his employer’s car.
I used mouth to wash him down and yet he took it all and never kicked me out of his car half way or refused dropping me when Chike asked him to kindly do so.

When I couldn’t give him a useful information of my house address he took me to his. He makes sure I was safe and at the end agreed to employ me as a domestic staff in his house where I was paid handsomely.
Instead of being jobless and depending on the next available man, I got employed by this fine man.
Through him my life was transformed for good.
Through him I have become a boss of my own, straightened my Walk with God.
Yes, Phil did it all. He did it without even knowing.
Just watching his lifestyle and it transformed mine for good.
Who could have thought I will marry a man like this. I condemned him without really knowing him because he wasn’t acting or behaving like a rich kid.

Our wedding night was awesome. Immediately we where alone he bounced on me like a prey.

“Hey… take it easy. I said trying not to show the shy part I thought I never had.

Phil laughed and said.
“Easy, is exactly what I had been doing all through my time with you, taking everything easy. I have become impatient all of a sudden. we can finally tear the bed sheet into pieces and torn down the entire room. Yes, we have the full right to do as we please… isn’t it?

I laughed so long and hard. He joined in the laughter as we just lay in bed still in our wedding clothes staring at each other
He was only in shirt and trouser. The rest of his cloths were on a cushion chair in his big bedroom.
He gasped out and said while placing his hand on my stomach

“I was just messing with you my love. You are a precious gift, well packaged from God. If I rush to unwrap it, I may tamper with the main thing…so I’m gonna take my time, Slowly yet gentle to get to it. Patient has become part of me… as much as I really want to have you right away…all night long, I won’t rush, you are God’s well endowed gift to me.

He unhooked my necklace, every accessories on me.
Gently turned me over and began to unclipped my gown.
He unclipped everything I was putting on carefully which includes my bra.

He unbuttoned his shirt, tossed it to a chair before attending to his trouser.

He tossed me over to my back carefully and began kissing from my neck down to my back.

He tried to pull down the gown from my shoulder.
I held onto it tight. I have never been so shy all through my dating time with Philip until this moment.
I was about to get the very thing I have desired for long.
Why exactly was I feeling awkward and acting like I have never met a man before.

“Wai… Please wait Phil, I’m not fully ready…

He paused and looked at me, not with a confused face but with patient in his eyes and action.

“,Is okay Keji. I promised not to rush… please take your time. I’m always here.
He lay beside me, on the bed, facing the roof.

I nodded, swallowed hard and told him that I was ready.
He gently pulled down my gown. Tossed my bra to a chair.
He lifted me to the bathroom, where he bath me like a baby and also had his own bath.
He held me from behind as we retuned to the room, kissing my neck, shoulder and arm.

Right then I began to wish I was a virgin, the best gift I could have offered to Phil could have been my virginity like he was about offering his.
I don’t deserve this kind of man. He is too good and reserved than I will ever be.

Phil pulled me down to the bed.
He caressed me gently, leaving nothing unturned.
I used to be worried, if Phil will even know how to make love to a woman since is not his kind of thing.
Phil had a magical hands, he can easily put a woman in the mood with those hands of his.

My whole worries and fear was erased as he went on and on with every part of my body. I moaned quietly with each gentle stroke.
He kissed me passionately like he has never done.
And just as he was about perform the final pre-intimacy I screamed out.

“Stop…stop.. stop it Phil…

I was panting as I sat up from the bed.
He straightened, this time he was confused.

“Whaaa…tt is the problem Keji? Did I do something wrong…?

I shakes my head.
He bent over towards me, trying to pull me back to the bed. I shifted away from him.
He was fully ready for the main action but I don’t know what is wrong with me.

I was enjoying everything he was doing with my body and did not understand why i felt uneasy.
He moved closer again, asking me what the matter was.

“, Nothin Phil. I’m sorry… for interrupting. I don’t know why I have this guilt strange feeling…I can’t even define it in words…

“Is okay…I understand. I will wait until your ready then. Look at me..look here…

He turned me to face him.



“… listen my love. I don’t care how many men you have been with before meeting me. I don’t care what your past sex history looks like. I love you never the less and you are as good as new to me. All that matters now is that you are mine…we belong to each other. Keji, you are my bride and just as Christ loves his church I’m ready to love and serve you…for the rest of my life.

The confidence, the energy in his voice and reassurance in the words he spoke was everything I needed.

I was not just lucky, I felt blesses.
I wiped a tear, kissed him dearly.
He indeed treated me like a virgin bride. Making me feel special all through the blissful night we had.
It was a beautiful moment that I didn’t want it to end but we were both exhausted after spending hours in each others warmth.

We continued as we went on a honey moon in South Africa.
He saw the beautiful suit in the internet, booked it down and we traveled for three weeks.

That was the very first time I was leaving Nigeria.
I felt alive, super alive by the time the honey moon was over and we returned to Nigeria.

Ijeoma met me one day after I came back from honeymoon

“My very own beautiful sister, my Yoruba fine sister God has finally done it. Congratulations. I’m happy for you oo.

“Thank you Ijeoma.
I said as I retuned my attention to the breakfast she just served.
Phil left early to work to attend to something urgently. I was having breakfast alone.

“…eehee, I wanted to ask you. Hope you are not taking anything I said in the past personal? Because me, I was just playing with you ooo. You already know that I play too much and if you don’t know me enough you may end up taking me serious when I was only joking. Nne, you can’t possibly take all those things i said or did personal… Or did you?

“Ijeoma, can you see that i’m having breakfast? Please return back to your duty. I don’t have anything to discuss with you…

She frowned as I continued with my breakfast.
As she was going back to the kitchen she was talking to herself.

“I was only playing o. I have been working in this house for years and I don’t want anybody to sack me because of a common play. Everyone plays in different ways… that was my own way of playing. Even the “onye ofe mmanu” I used to call you was just a joke. Can’t somebody play with you… God will not allow anybody to fire me because of a normal joke that doesn’t supposed to cause any harm…me, I love everyone. Ask Seun…she can attest to that. I like everybody and joke with everyone in a different way…

I ignored Ijeoma as she murmured and entered kitchen.
Stella was my big paddy, Seun too. We flow so well.

Phil was preparing papers for us to travel to London.
I was very excited when he mentioned it. We will be visiting and will stay for six months.

I resume shop in the main time. I was taking some immune booster that will enable me to get pregnant but Phil tossed it to the wastebin.
He told me not to stress myself in taking different drugs just to get pregnant that at the right time I will conceive.

We did different medical checkup and counseling before our wedding and I was confirmed okay.
Phil too was very alright.
But the doctor recommend that if I want to easily become pregnant then I should place myself on some medication of which I did but Phil didn’t buy into the idea.
My paper was ready and we finally left Nigeria to UK.

My second time of leaving Nigeria.
It was indeed a beautiful place.
We stayed for six months. I even had to book for therapy on how to conceive through the help of Phil’s sister.

It was going to be three months of therapy. Phil still did not buy into the idea but he allowed it in the first month just to make me happy.
I can’t fold my hands and do nothing.

My age maybe another thing making it difficult to conceive.
I couldn’t complete the doctor’s visitation and counseling section before Phil stopped me.

“Keji, please listen to me…no more doctors appointment or visitation to a therapist. You are alright in every way. We’re here to have fun…free your spirit and do so. At God’s appointed time he will make all things beautiful. Don’t settle with the wisdom of the medical doctors. They will examine your body and tell you whatever they see or observed then prescribed what you need to do as solution but is hard for you to trust God who isn’t asking you to do anything at all. seasons and time are in God’s hand Keji. In his own perfect time you will become a mother. Be patient and wait on God… you believe whatever the doctors tell you to do but refused to harken to God word which said that no woman shall be found barren…

After then I dropped it off, i joined my faith with my husband to trust in God

After six months was over we flew back to Nigeria.
Resumed business fully.
It was a year and four months after getting married I finally became pregnant.
I was happy, Phil too as we looked forward to welcoming our first child.

Phil and I flew to London as the time for delivery approached

It was a boy, my first fruit, my womb opener. I couldn’t keep calm. I was too happy . My joy knows no bounds.

Our first son whom we named Andrew, Kamsiriochukwu (Kamsi) Kanu was only eleven months when I realized I was pregnant again for the second baby.

It was also a boy. ” Jaden Kelechi Kanu.

I guess that’s all God signed up for me. I tried severally for another, maybe a baby girl but none came.
God knew how many I can handle.
He alone opened my womb and I conceived. Where the strength of the medical doctors stops that is where his own began.

Through the help of God I became a boss, a bible quoting believer, a wife to a God sent man and a mother to two amazing cute boys.
I’m made for life.
He gave me everything I asked and even more.

Phil has never changed from being a loving husband and a great father.

The love and care from both my father and mother inlaw and also sisters inlaws envelope me.
Everyone took me in as theirs, overlooking the fact that I was from a different tribe and speaks different dialect.
No one see’s me as “onye ofe mmanu” like Ijeoma will always tag me back then.

I felt so blessed and loved.

Despite getting married very late I still ended up with the best package in a man and also became a mother.

I can go on and on of how truly blessed I was. About Dammi having another baby boy with no much pregnancy trouble.

Uzo had another girl before a boy.

I can tell you how Ijeoma resigned from her job because she was afraid of me sacking her.
She went on to open a business of her own.
I can tell you how Kachi had a baby boy too but that was before I even became pregnant for my first son.
I could tell you that I have a mini library through the help of Mr Kanu, my father-in-law and there’s a lot of Amah’s Heart also known as granAmah’s novels in there with several other books.

If I start telling you about everyone and everything, we won’t end this my story.
But every begining has an end.

My name is Morenikeji. With deep meaning.
Morenikeji simple means “I have found a partner”
My Mum didn’t have the best of husband or marriage, she was mostly lonely. her world was brightened up when I was born and she name me Morenikeji. She has found a partner. Someone to be her second, so she is not alone anymore.

My life is a total opposite of my mum’s. It couldn’t have been so if I was still living to please the world and never met a man like Philip.

I got busy when Philip and I separated. I did not want center my happiness around a man again. I discovered myself in the process, opened my own business and felt good with my achievements. I was already moving on when Phil returned and I was happy he didn’t meet me the same way he left me..
I was wiser and better.

It all started on a bad, sad, broke lonely note for me but it ended marvelously well in praise because my husband thought me to believe in God with all I got and I did so wholeheartedly without weavring and withholding nothing.

I’m a full living testimony.

My national anthem has become “what God cannot do does not exist”.

ANOTHER STORY BY THE SAME WRITER being Mrs Spence u can read from www.dapalace.com

Guys what do u learn from this story?
THE END.

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Re: Morenikeji By Amah by Odoogu(m): 9:48am On Apr 07
thanks for sharing this with us. it's been very encouraging.

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Re: Morenikeji By Amah by abercrombie(m): 7:01pm On Apr 07
quite interesting and fascinating,its good to be patient,i l9be this hope to see more 9f ur work's
Re: Morenikeji By Amah by Calenikan(m): 7:42pm On Apr 07
Nice story
God bless you real good

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