When we set our minds on the positive realm, assuring our being we have found the missing part of us, it creates a shock when we discover we were only living in darkest dreams.
“Where could he have gone to?” Lizzy asked dialing Gozie’s number
“Hello Baby, where are you? I am standing right at your door now, and its locked.” Lizzy asked
“How, I don’t understand. You mean you are standing at my door, now?” Gozie replied asking, wiring his face at his friend, Batho and continued:”You never told me you were coming. I am at my friend’s place now, and I won’t be leaving anytime soon.”
“Baby, come naa, I want to see you. I brought some food items to prepare rice and stew for you” Lizzy said in a warm romantic tone.
“Hey Lizzy, I don’t like it when you try to pull control over me like that, I said I’m at my friends place, ah ah…please talk to you later” Angry Gozie said, hanging up.
“Hmm, how do I make this guy love me eh, I have tried all I could, yet he is pulling a strong head. Ok oo, make I carry my food stuffs dey waka naa.” Lizzy said leaving.
“Oh boy, take am easy na, the babe dey mad for you, go give am wetin dey hungry am” Batho teased, laughing mockingly.
“Guy, I am tired of that babe, I have tried to chase her away, infact I have done virtually everything within my power to sack her from my life, but still, she vowed to die on my side……nawao, I tire for her. I need to experience real love abeg and not hers, she thinks I’m still in dark about the series of sugar daddies she keeps. If you see the way she keeps her head up, pretending I am the only guy she has, she never knew I know everything. Oh boy, I have to save myself before she infect me with a disease.”
“Gozie, open your eyes, girls don’t love like that. OK, answer this question for me. ‘Has Lizzy ever disturb you for money?” Batho asked.
“No, she has never done that” Gozie answered.
“Simple, do you know why? Because she is getting all the material support she needs from her sugar daddies while you provide her with the emotional support. So open your eyes, guy and also benefit from her too.”
Gozie was from a third middle class family, he was not buoyant enough to provide for himself and let alone, his girlfriend. In other to keep up his relationship with Amaka, he started designing a plan on how to support himself financially.
When he relayed his plans to Batho, he replied:”Guy, didn’t I warned you to live your life to the fullest while you are still in school. Forget this love matter, you should have benefited from Lizzy, all she needed from you was your “f..k, and nothing more. Don’t meddle with all this small year one students, even this your Amaka will still dump you when she enters year three.
Did i mentioned third year? Year 3 is even far, year two. Once she enters year 2, just say bye bye to her.” Batho said lighting his cigarette
“Yes, Batho, that is why I’m trying to protect her from leaving. But to tell you the plain truth, I still miss Lizzy, that girl is fire. I miss her rock die….”
“Gozie, do you know what? You don’t know what you want. Comot here joor” Batho joked.
“I think I will need both ladies in my life. I’m suggesting returning to Lizzy, but this time will be to make money from her. I heard she is now a big babe, I can partake from the benefits she is getting from those old men she is frolicking with.”
“How”? Batho asked
“Once I dragged her to my side again eeh, I will lure her into making a scxtape with me, then the tape will be the weapon I will use in extorting money from her”
“That’s just it? Hope you have a backup plan, you know its an offence to blackmail someone?”
“Guy, relax, I have already set out my plans, I know Lizzy, I can control her in this” Gozie assured.
“Hmm, well if you say so…..But, guy, so you bad reach like this….I don begin dey fear you oo” Batho mocked as they laughed out together.
After two weeks, Gozie and Lizzy were already back together, and this time, he professed so much fake love for her, and Lizzy fell for it.
“Baby?” Gozie called
“Yes Love” She replied
“You know I can’t live without you. When I left, I realized that you are the best among them all. I can’t leave you again, I promise” Gozie said.
“Come here Baby….” She said as they delved into a deep kiss. Within some minutes, they were both nxkxd.
“Oh yaahuu…baby, awwuu..iiiee….give it to me…..I am there….” etc
Lizzy accepted immediately without giving it a second thought, but when she informed her room mate who was also her best friend, about it she rejected the idea, opened her eyes on the negative consequences of engaging in such act.
She searched for a way to inform Gozie about declining his idea. She loved him and doesn’t want to loose him in the process.
When she finally gathered the idea on how to go about it, Gozie went berserk, pretending he is mad at her. Accusing her of faking his love for him, that she wanted to play revenge on him for having left her before.
“No Baby, don’t talk like that, please try to understand me, things might fall out of control tomorrow and we might end up regretting it”
“Fall out of control, how? Just tell me you don’t want me again in your life anymore and not giving me this flimsy excuses.” Gozie angered.
Lizzy was left in a very serious tight corner, whether to do what her friend says or what her boyfriend desired.
“OK OK, I accept if that will make you happy.” Lizzy accepted.
She trusted Gozie, she never believed people could be heartless.
“Yes, that is my baby. Now you are talking.” Gozie said
“So, when are we doing it?” Lizzy asked
“Let me see how this night goes, maybe tonight or tomorrow” Gozie replied.
“Is there any special requirement I will need for the tape?”
“No my dear, just be in your good mood, that is all”
“Alright Baby, I am only doing this because of you and based on the love and trust I have for you.”
“You don’t have to worry about anything Baby, this is for the good of our relationship.”Gozie said and hugged her intimately.
The next day Gozie and Lizzy had their own sxctape. And that marked the beginning of Gozie’s prey on Lizzy’s life. Lizzy never opened up to her friend because she was against the idea. She did what she thought would protect her friendship from falling apart.
Few days later, Gozie started revealing his real motives of resurfacing in her life again.
Valentine was fast approaching. Gozie was making his plans of having a splendid love celebration with Amaka. He had no money but the expenses will fall on Lizzy’s head.
“Hey Lizzy, how are you?”
“Baby, you are calling me by my actual name?” Lizzy queried
“Lizzy, forget all these Baby, Love, sweetheart lovers call themselves, what matters is the person’s heart intentions and not from what he or she gushes”
“Hmm, but I still prefer the pet names”
Gozie wired his face, hissed in his heart, feeling irritated by Lizzy’s desires to be referred to as baby or any other pet names.
“OK Baby, if that is what you want. Erm, can we see this evening, there is something really important I would like to discuss with you”
“What is that? Hope all is well.” Concerned Lizzy asked.
“Yes, but it’s something serious”. Gozie replied
“Alright Baby, I will come to your place in the evening” Lizzy said
“No, I think your own place will be better.”
“But my room mate is around.” Lizzy said.
“No Baby, it is not something that will take hours. Before 20 minutes we are done”
“But Baby, I need to spend some quality times with you.” Lizzy demanded.
“We will fix a date for that when I come. But let me deal with this issue first”
“Alright, evening then” Lizzy said and they hung the phone.
Later in the evening, Gozie requested Lizzy to lend him N80.000. Lizzy was shocked to hear such a request from him.
“But baby, I don’t think I have that kind of money and if I may ask, what is the money for?”
“Its for school stuff, I need to sort out this three courses. I did not do well in the exams. So the lecturers demanded for money and the total rounded up to that 80k”
“But Gozie, not that I am contesting what you said, but I have always known you as a brilliant student, so what happened?”
“I don’t know Lizzy……sorry…. Baby. Its like my village people are after me?” Gozie said
“There is nothing like village people, its a statement people make to crack jokes. There must be a reason for that.
But 80k is something I don’t have now. To be frank Baby, I don’t have 80k.”
Gozie kept mute, pressing his phone, acting as if he did not hear what she said. When she wanted to tap him, he burst out.
“Don’t you touch me! What do you mean by you don’t have 80k? Did I tell I you I will not refund you?”
“Hey Baby, why are you sounding so harsh?”
“Lizzy, I am sure you have that money, because I know the kind of things you do. You think I am not aware of all of them?”
“And what’s that suppose to mean?”
“Lizzy, are you giving me the money or not?”
“Wait, I want to understand you better, what do you mean by you know the kind of things I do?”
“Its like you are not understanding me. I am out of here, and once I step out of here, I’m walking out of your life” Gozie threatened.
After noticing the seriousness in his face, Lizzy decided to lend him the money.
“Alright alright, since you said you will pay me back, I will lend you the money. And please, the money is for my school fees, I know how much i have suffered to save that money.”
“Don’t worry, before you know it, I have already returned it to you.” Gozie assured.
After succeeding in his mission, he decided to leave.
“So soon? No kiss, nothing nothing?” Lizzy asked
“Lizzy?” Gozie called
“No, be calling me Baby, I don’t know why you suddenly stopped calling me that” Lizzy demanded.
“Oh Baby! Are you happy now?” Gozie asked
“OK kiss me?” Lizzy requested
And he did
“Kiss me here?” Lizzy requested
“Baby, you want to get me in the mood and trap me here? Have you forgotten that your room mate will soon return” Gozie asked
“It doesn’t matter, she can wait outside”
“No naa, let me be going. ”
“Yes! That reminds me, how are we celebrating this Valentine?” Lizzy asked
Gozie wasn’t keen on hearing that from her because he had already set out his plans to celebrate it with the woman he loved, Amaka.
“Baby, we will talk about that later, let me deal with this issue that is eating me up now, I don’t want to have any carry over”
“Oh, I can see how this thing is bothering you. Don’t worry, tomorrow you sort it out OK”
“Yea, that’s my Baby!”
And he left. The next day, Lizzy gave him the money like he requested. He then lied to Lizzy that he will be going home for the Weekend to see his sick mother.
“Oh no! Have you forgotten Valentine is this Saturday?”
“I know Baby, but my Mother had been requesting me to visit home. You know she is critically ill. Don’t worry, when I return on Monday, we will celebrate our own Valentine, OK baby?”Gozie lied to convince her.
Lizzy signed and said: “OK, your mother’s health is more important.”
Its 14th February, Lizzy was feeling dejected but dealt with it because of Gozie’s mother’s health.
“Lizzy babe! Instead of clinging to your pillow, why not join us and hang out since your guy has lied to you that he traveled? ” Nenye suggested.
“No Lizzy, Gozie is not like that. He went home for his sick mother”
“Story story!….And you believed him?
Forget that thing, the guy is having a sweet time with another babe.”
“Nenye stop it naa. Infact let me get dressed and follow you guys.”
“Yea, better for you, you need to have fun. We shouldn’t rely on others for our own happiness. We are heading to George’s Inn”
“George’s Inn? it not far from here.? Lizzy asked wearing another cloth.
“I think people will not be much there, the joints around here are already crowded, people are celebrating the day. But that George’s Inn is cool, only mature guys visit there”
“OK better” Lizzy said
Later they left.
Gozie never traveled home like he said, he made that up to celebrate the Valentine with Amaka. He used the 80k he got from Lizzy to treat Amaka to a sophisticated Valentine special and that rekindled his relationship with Amaka. That was exactly what he wanted. He felt happy watching her glare in joy. As if that was not enough, he decided to take her out.
“Baby, get dressed, I hired a taxi to take us to Georges Inn.”
“Wow! Baby, what happened? How did you suddenly became rich? And I heard that place is very expensive, its only for bigger guys?”
“Nothing baby, this is just the beginning, get ready for more. So get prepared, the taxi will soon arrive.”
About 40 minutes later, they reached the Inn.
After some minutes, Lizzy and her friends arrived. Nenye sighted Gozie and nudged Lizzy.
“Is that not Gozie I am seeing over there?”
Gozie, what are you doing here?” Confused Lizzy asked
“Lizzy! You? What are you doing here? Gozie asked back in shock because he never expected to see her there.
“I think I should be the one asking you that. Were you not supposed to be at home like you said, and who is this girl with you?” Lizzy asked weighing Amaka with her eyes.
“Oh she? You really don’t need to know her” Gozie replied calmly
“I really don’t need to know her? Gozie, I demand to know who this thing is to you?” Lizzy asked in a challenging mood and this spurred Amaka into reacting.
“Hey lady, don’t you dare call me a thing. Baby, who is she?” She asked Gozie
Nenye was standing at a side watching what was happening. She knew Gozie never meant well for her friend, she had tried to open Lizzy’s eyes’ but she was shackled in love.
“Lizzy, please just leave, let’s not create a scene here, we will talk about this later” Gozie demanded.
“Instead of me to leave, she leave. So it was because of her you lied to me that you were traveling home?..
She turned towards Amaka and said: “Now, you smelly thing, better leave now or I drag you out myself”
Amaka got infuriated by the way Lizzy was addressing her and blurted out:”Baby, I can’t stand here, watching this cheap slut insulting me, if you don’t act now, I will leave this place this very minute”
Gozie loved Amaka, she was like a key that controlled him. Seeing how angry Lizzy’s words were making her, he decided to act on her favour.
“Lizzy, please enough of your drama, better get out from here and let me enjoy the Valentine with my Baby”
Amaka nodded her head in affirmation when Gozie mentioned “my Baby”.
“Heey! What did you just say?”…….Lizzy boiled in anger, biting her finger thinking on what to do. ” Oya now, get out of here!”
Lizzy ordered dragging Amaka by the hair trying to send her away from the premise. And this prompted Gozie into slapping her hard on the face.
Nenye rushed to rescue her and slapped Gozie back, stood challenging, ready for a fight, in case he retaliated. “You are a shameless man Gozie, I don’t blame you, I only blame my friend for giving a loser like you a place in her life.”
Gozie did not say anything, he only took Amaka and they left the place.
Lizzy could not believe what happened.
“Nenye, what just happened? Did he left with her after slapping me?” Lizzy asked feeling broken.
“Lizzy, nothing happened, the only thing that happened was exactly what I have been telling you. You now see the reason I warned you not to have that scxtape with him, he is a loser and a lunatic. Please forget him. And as for that girlfriend of his, we must deal with her. Since he had the guts to raise his filthy hands on you just because of her” Nenye said consoling her.
Lizzy burned in her heart, regretting why she failed to heed to the advice of her friend, and because of fear of her taunts, she was stripped of the courage to revealing the truth to her.
“Nenye, please I want to go back to the lodge, I can’t stay here anymore” Lizzy requested.
“Lizzy, I disagree with you on that, you are not going anywhere. Is it because of him that you want to spoil your happy mood? I forbid you from killing your joy. Enjoy yourself babe, he is not worth it. Let’s drink and have fun” Nenye requested.
But Lizzy was no longer herself that night. She had lost the one thing that made her happy.
The next day, the whole drama turned like a movie to her:”How can I allow another woman snatch my Gozie from me? No, it’s never done, I must fight for what is mine” Lizzy left and headed to Gozie’s place.
When she reached there, Amaka was already gone.
“Baby, what have I done that made you ditched me for the Valentine? Have you forgotten the strong love I have for you? I came here to tell you that I can’t give any woman the chance to take away my Love, I can be radical and mean when it comes to love, warn her to stay clear off or else she will get to feel my rage”
Lizzy was busy voicing out her mind, and Gozie was waiting for her to land so that he will relay his next plan to her.
“Lizzy, sit down” Gozie ordered calmly.
“You mean I should sit down?”
So she heeded, and he began.
“Lizzy, I have this big plan I am drawing. It will fetch us big money.”
Lizzy was embarrassed that she was telling him about how broke her heart was over what he did to her the previous night and he was busy telling her about his plans. But decided to give him a listening ear on what he had to say.
“Lizzy, I have this website I created. Its where rich sugar daddies hook up with sexy girls. Since you are already in the game, you can do the job better. The site is running already, so I think soon we will be having customers. Be ready, any moment, you will be called for a job.” Gozie said looking so serious and mean.
Lizzy was agape watching and listening to him.
“Gozie.. I…..don’t..understand what you are saying…..can…………..you…. explain better? She stammered.
” Lizzy, you heard me loud and clear, I never had water in my mouth. So start getting prepared.” He demanded
“Over my dead body will I engage in such business with you. You want to exploit me or what? Is it now a crime to love you? Is this the way you want to reward me for welcoming you back into my life? Please count me off in this illicit business of yours. And if that is what it takes to be your girlfriend, Gozie, I ceased to be one anymore, I am quitting this affair because I now see its taking me to nowhere” Lizzy flared
“Lizzy, you are already a part of me. You are now in my cage, and no way of escaping it. Have you forgotten the scxtape?”
Lizzy raised her head, widening her eyes looking at him, listening attentively to hear what he had to say about the sextape.
“What about the scxtape? She asked in sheer astoundingly
” Nothing, just that if you refused to agree to my terms, the whole world will get to see your nxdes. Remember how you were opening your V. so wide for me to film? And the world will get to see you complete.”
Lizzy boiled in shock, she never knew when her phone fell off her hand.
The next thing, she left herself on the ground, joined her hands and started begging Gozie to destroy the tape, that it wasn’t what he promised her initially. She pleaded with him, crying..
“Lizzy, get up. I won’t leak the tape online, once you do exactly as I demanded, we will get to be happy, and nobody will leak any tape.” He said smiling wickedly.
When Lizzy wanted to plead further, he lifted her up and asked her to leave to prepare for their new job.
He cut in: “Lizzy, please leave. We are done here, just go and stick around campus and let me not search for you oo!” He ordered.
When Lizzy turned her back to leave, he warned: “And don’t even think about informing anybody about this, just know that I’m not the only person who has the tape. If by any chance something happens to me, the other person will leak it. And concerning Amaka, don’t try harming her, and warn that your friend not to try anything nasty, or else you will get to bear the consequences of her actions. I know why I kept quiet yesternight, but I won’t tolerate her foolishness again. Now, leave and wait for my call. I said leave!”
Lizzy left, watching the whole world turning round to her face.
“Please, somebody should come and bury me alive!….Love has lured me to my grave. Gozie! What sin have I committed to be punished like this? Its better I commit suicide than endure this kind of predicament.” Lizzy exclaimed in
pain, walking on the road like somebody who just ran mad.
As she was still cursing her world, Nenye’s call came in.
“Lizzy, where are you? I have just discovered where that stupid Amaka girl is living. I am going to her place now to mess her up.”
“No, Nenye, just forget her, please, forget her, I don’t want anymore trouble.” Lizzy requested.
“What other trouble are you talking about?” Babe, forget, I must slap that girl back.” Nenye insisted.
“But that is not necessary. It was not her fault”
“Babe, what are you talking about? Have you forgotten she was the one who spurred him into slapping you hard? Infact Lizzy, we will talk when I get home, as for that Amaka, she will feel my anger, because nobody messes with me or my bestie and go free” Nenye said and ended the call.
“Nenye, Nenye, wait”…Lizzy called but the call had already ended.
She called her back, but she was not answering.
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SEASON TWO, EPISODE TWENTY
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The author of Pure Love of Lizzy is Ngozi Lovelyn O.
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