Secret Betrayal (Episode 2) By Uduakobong Clement
‘Hian!’ I exclaimed.
‘Which kine relationship be that na? As in you are in a relationship with someone for almost two years and you two haven't met?’ I asked shocked at what I heard.
‘Baby girl, yes! I haven't seen Collins. We just chat, do video calls, calls and texts.’ She replied. I regarded her quietly.
‘I met him on Eskimi, when I finished my SSCE. We both got chatting and along the line we exchanged contacts. He couldn't come see me cos I was staying with my parents and I didn't have the right and privilege to travel yet. So he told me to be patient and get admission first so that he will be free to visit and vice versa...’ She explained.
Collins calls every minute to hear her voice. Her phone is always busy that I always get jealous that no guy calls me on phone to at least ask how I'm doing. He says sweet things to her. He sends texts early in the morning and late at night. A day without Vera getting Collins calls or text messages was like heaven was against her.
When she wakes up in the morning, she gets to read lovely messages from Collins. She became so used to him that she couldn't wait to see him. Collins ran his father's company according to what Vera said.
His dad travelled for medical checkup as he was diagnosed with Hypertension some years back. So all the family responsibilities lies on Collins that's why he hasn't come to see his girlfriend.
He is waiting for the dad to come back to Nigeria then he will be opportune to travel down to Enugu from Lagos to see her.
Collins takes good care of Vera.
She doesn't lack anything. He sends her gifts, recharge cards, money...
After some months, Collins decided to come see Vera. She was so excited. She imagined how she would react when she sees him after all these years of blind dating. She couldn't wait to kiss those lips she sees on his profile pix. She verbalized how she imagine how he will cuddle her in his arms and say those sweet words he sends as text messages in the early hours of the day and late at night.
'That means you will have sex with him on your first night?’ I asked Vera curiously.
'As the spirit leads.’ She replied with a grin.
‘Hmmmm!’ I exclaimed ‘Don't ooo! You must not sleep with him na! Show him you are well brought up. You know all these guys remain sweet until they must have come in between your legs, then you will see how the sweetness will become bitter. Babes, shine your eye ooo!’ I warned her pulling my own ears.
'Shey.’ She replied. ‘I don't want him to see me as cheap. I just pray he won't ask for sex... Cos i don't want to appear cheap to him.’ Vera finished.
It was Friday already.
The day has come for Vera to meet her online boyfriend. She was nervous. She made sure her hair was in order. She already has a hotel in mind where Collins would lodge. She didn't plan on staying with him in the hotel.
Lots of things went through her mind. She couldn't control herself. She has been visiting the toilet cos of anxiety. Then her phone rang, it was Collins...
He told her he was close by and that she should get prepared to see him. Her heart skipped into her stomach. She's the shy type though so I understand her fears.
When he called that he was in front of her lodge, she took me along to come meet her boyfriend...
To be continued...
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