I laid on the bed for close to 30 minutes, he still didn’t join me in the room and the boat of sleep finally whisked me away.
It was 15 minutes before 7 and Buchi was already up, making me a breakfast.
The aroma circulating in the room tickled my nostrils, forcing me to rush out of the bed to check where it was coming from.
Before I could enter the kitchen, Buchi already heard my footsteps. He then rushed and prevented me from gaining entrance.
“What are you doing?” I got intrigued
“Baby. You shouldn’t be here”
“Really?” I asked, still trying to force my way in.
“My love, just return to the bed, I’m coming to treat you like a true queeen. Return to the bed my love”
“No but” he cut in “just return to the bed, I will be joining you in a jiffy.”
And I returned to the room, feeling bad. “I only came to break up with him and not having him create a beautiful atmosphere. Time I started writing the words clear on the wall. He needs to start getting the signs that I’m no longer into him” I said in my heart and headed to the bathroom to take my bath.
While I was still bathing, he entered the bathroom and started giving me this look that interpreted confusion.
“I told you to remain on bed, not enter bathroom and why are you bathing so early?” He gave me this questioning look
“Just getting ready to leave”
“I don’t understand.”
I ignored him and continued bathing
“But you didn’t tell me you were going to leave today.”
I still did not respond. I continued doing what I was doing
“Baby, you are getting me all scared. Wait a minute, are you tired of me? Are you breaking up with me? Did I do anything wrong? Just tell me, I’m ready to amend. I’m always open for change” he kept asking, moving closer to me, walking into the shower not minding drenching himself.
“Buchi, allow me to finish my bath, please. Did I say anything about breaking up with you?”
“But your actions are very loud and clear. And you are now comfortable, calling me by my name. Tell me, what is going on?” he asked in deep rough tone
“I don’t know why you are saying these to me. Is it now a crime to bath in the morning?”
“I never said it’s a crime, but it’s too early. And besides, you never told me you were going to leave today. What’s all these, why does it feel like you are breaking up with me?”
“Buchi, can you allow me take my bath in peace?” I requested in clear cold attitude
He stood there for like 1 minute, looking at me, trying to understand me. But I paid no attention and continued bathing. I even made it more annoying by humming a song, just to show him that, I don’t care what he was thinking. He then left the shower side, entered the room and changed into a dry cloth.
I entered the room, saw the food he placed on the side stool, but I pretended as if I saw nothing.
He didn’t tell me who he kept it for, so I decided to pay no attention and acted like, he made it for himself.
He could no longer wait for my reaction and then decided to reveal who the food was for, adding that, he only wanted to give his woman, a special treat.
“You shouldn’t have stressed yourself. I won’t be having the food because I’m fasting. I am so sorry Buchi, I can’t have it”
“I am done pretending that everything is ok. What is going on, Stella?”
And that was it. He finally called me by name. The message was getting clearer, but I still wasn’t ready to give him the actual truth. It may end badly. Withdrawing myself gradually became the ultimate style to breaking up with him.
“Nothing. I only said I was fasting, or is there something wrong with fasting? And you should understand that, I shouldn’t be here while doing my fasting to avoid any kind of interruption in any kind of manner. So I’m leaving, Buchi” I said, with less emotion while Buchi shrunk hysterically.
He swoosh to my side, held my hand.
“Baby, this is not sounding funny anymore. I have known you for years, and trust me, this is not your character. Are you leaving me?” He asked, as pains already shading his face.