Ogechi continued sobbing as her head was placed comfortably on Ndubuisi’s chest.
“You can tell me now sweetheart, you know I can’t read your mind to find out what is making you cry”
And Ogechi raised her head off Ndubuisi’s chest and began “See, not that I’m questioning whatever decision you are about to make. It’s just that, I felt deeply hurt when I heard you call her, baby.”
And Ndubuisi chucked, still listening to her
“See, I’m not mad that you called her that, Infact, it’s her right because she is soon going to be your wife. I’m no longer anything to you. Just that, my heart really can’t stand the hurt, knowing quite well that you were once mine. Life is really so hard on me. I love you with all my heart, it’s breaking my heart that you will soon belong to another” And she returned to her sobbing
“You said you are no longer anything to me, but have you forgotten that I bathed you this morning? I saw your whole you again and you said, you no longer mean anything to me?” Ndubuisi said and Ogechi misinterpreted his reactions, thinking that, she got him upset with her words
“I am sorry, please forgive my stupidity’
“Come on beautiful, you don’t have to apologise for anything. Now look at me” Ndubuisi requested in a lovely manner
And Ogechi raised her head, looking at him.
Ndubuisi held her face and said “You mean a whole lot more to me, Ok? I just enjoyed a beautiful meal and you are now, trying to soil it with a sad face or don’t you want the food to digest?”
And Ogechi laughed, and thus forcing Ndubuisi to laugh suit.
“That’s my girl, be happy for me ok?”
And Ogechi nodded softly, being a baby. And Ndubuisi drew her to his arms and hugged her so affectionately as they enjoyed each other’s warmth.
After Ndubuisi left Ogechi, he also faced Cherry who was busy with her own tears.
“Oh dear, looks like there is a crying competition going on in my house” he said in his heart and sat beside Cherry.
But he discovered one thing.
He felt sad when he saw Ogechi in tears, but didn’t feel half of it when he was with Cherry.
“Could this be the sign? Does it mean that, I’m deeply involved with Ogechi more than I am with Cherry? I couldn’t stand Ogechi’s tears, but Cherry, her own is different. Yes, this is it. This…… is it. I finally gotten the answer that I needed. Ogechi is truly the one. But what about Cherry? This is not even fair on her. How do I go about telling her that, it still not going to work out again? I’m in a very tight corner” Ndubuisi got weak, thinking hard on how to go about making Cherry understand that, he was still married to Ogechi.
And he returned to reality, Cherry was still crying.
“Don’t tell me you are still crying because of the bath I gave her?”
“I saw your face and how excited you were to eat her food. I can’t remember having you that cheerful when eating my own food”
“There she go again. You know what, I’m not ready for this, I’m already late for work.” Ndubuisi said, getting up from her side
And Cherry was stunned to see him in that behaviour.
He acted so insensitive towards her feelings.
She didn’t say a word. She maintained where she was seated and allowed him set out for work.
“Are you going to continue sitting there forever, come give me a hug?” Ndubuisi requested
And Cherry reluctantly did as he requested.
“Good and be a good girl”
Ndubuisi was finally convinced that Ogechi was the one for him, but how to go about it was becoming an issue. He can’t stand hurting Cherry’s feelings the second time.
He was really in a tight corner.
As he was about stepping out of his flat, Ogechi called to him and he stopped.
“Sorry, please before you leave, I would like one more favour from you”
“Which is?” Ndubuisi asked, paying attention to her
“My mother, I need to call her. I know she must be worried sick. And also my phone. I’m scared of going back to that place to get it, aswell as my clothes”
“First, call your mother with my own phone. And your phone, I don’t think it will still be there, but we will still have to check. You remember the place?” Ndubuisi asked, searching Ogechi’s mother’s mobile line from his call log
“Yes” Ogechi replied
“It’s ringing now” Ndubuisi said, handing the phone to her
And cheerful looking Ogechi collected it from him.
“Hello, Mama, it’s me.”
“Ogem, my daughter, how are you? Ndubuisi told me you left his place last night? Why? Where are you now? I couldn’t sleep last night?” The mother rushed her words
And Ogechi smiled and said “I am fine Mama. I am fine. I just called to tell you that, I’m O.K, so that, you will stop worrying yourself. I will call you later so I can tell you everything that happened. But just know that, I am perfectly fine”
“Alright my daughter, please call me o, because I can’t wait to hear them all” The mother said, having a relief that her daughter was O.k.
While Ogechi was conversing with her mother over the phone, Ndubuisi couldn’t stop admiring her physique. It was also his first time of taking a closer look on Ogechi’s body stature and realizing how beautiful she was.
“She is so beautiful. Just like my kind of woman” he said in his heart, finding more reasons to believe that Ogechi was the one his spirit chose
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