By Jessy:


Having heard everything Chelsea said, I gave a thought about it and made for my bag, aiming to write in my diary.

I kept a journal; my trusty friend as I called her. My journal was the only thing I could express my feelings in, and also pour out my hearts and emotions whenever I felt not at ease.

I rummaged in my bag for it, hoping I hadnt misplaced it, as the search didnt go well. Now, where did I keep it? Im quite sure I left it in here! I grumbled hopelessly.

I looked around, under the bed, atop the table, and still there was no sign of it anywhere.

I looked to where Joan was busy with her laptop, and I had no choice but to ask if she had seen it. Jo, have you seen a yellow thingy with a flower patch on it?

She curved her lips and gave a negative answer, as I turned to Karen. Have you?

My roommate, who entirely hates me now, gave me a Dont-you-dare-ask-me-anything look and averted her gaze.

I sighed in frustration, giving a final scan and concluded it was officially lost. Sure hope no one reads it.

I decided to go see Philip the next day, with the help of the address he had given me. Knocking nervously on the door, I imagined the expression on his face and how he would feel when he saw me standing right outside his door.

I made to knock a second time as the door pulled open, revealing a white-hair lad in a cute denim, with no shirt covering his upper form.

H-hi, I stammered, staring at his well-built abs.

Um, who are you? He chewed the gum in his mouth, continuously, and pulled his earpiece out of his ear.

I stopped staring for a second and answered, Im sorry, Im a friend of Philip. Is he home? I pointed inside.

You mean MacKenny?His face twitched. Oh, you just missed him.

Ah. Guess Ill have to come back later then. I said, and made to leave as he clasped my hand.

Whats the rush, chica? You in a hurry or something?

And why do you care? I replied with a question.

Oh, oh! Theres no need for that. He let go of my hand. The names Xander. Whats yours?

Can you please just tell Philip that I dropped by? I ignored his question.

You do know youre beautiful, right? He showed his shiny set of teeth.

Well, can I go now? I asked in a rude tone, not thanking him.

Not yet, He inched closer. Dont tell me youre scared that Im gonna do something? And besides, I dont bite. He went on, smirking sexily.

And why should I be?

He laughed and made a ticking sound with his mouth. My! Youre one tough lady.

I felt the urge to punch him at that moment but stopped. Look, man. I dont have time for this. So just tell Philip that I came to see him or you can forget all about it! I hissed and walked away.

I didnt bother going back to my hostel, since it was actually a Saturday and I had nothing doing. I decided to pay Chelsea a surprise visit, and it turned out she was around like I hoped.

We talked about boys, had snacks, played games, and did all kinds of girls stuff.

Getting to a quarter to three, a knock came on the door and Chelsea made to answer it.

Chelsea, whos there?

Trish, Philip called, as Chelsea made way for him.

I stood up, having no nerves to talk to him, not after all the shunning, as I made to leave. Ill be going now. I was leaving anyway. I said, and he clasped my hand.

Trish, please talk to me. Have I done something wrong?

I bit my lower lip and looked at Chelsea, who gestured to me to say something. I couldnt think of anything better to say, so I just let out the words that came to my mind. You havent done anything wrong, Phil. I just want to be left alone. I took my hand from him.

Chelseas expression grew into an angry one, and she made more signals with her eyes.

Taking a deep breath, I looked back at him and said, Theres something Id like to tell you. I swallowed hard, looking at Chels. We wont take long, I said slightly and we went out.

There was a bench seated not so far off from where we were, so we made towards it, sitting on it.

You wanted to tell me something? Philip asked, and I looked nervously, thinking of whether to tell him or not.

You cant do this, Tricia. You cant, not with James in the picture. What would happen if he finds out about this? Philip might end up getting into trouble and you would have yourself to blame!

Hey. Whats going on in your mind? His voice jerked me out of thoughts.

Phil, I Im sorry, I started, taking his hand. I never should have snapped at you like that. It was totally wrong of me and I know that. Can you ever forgive me? I pouted my lips.

Forgive you? He slanted his body and placed his hand on the bench head. Trish, I can never be angry with you. He spoke softly. Come on, I know something must have triggered that. What was it?

I I saw a picture of you and Daphne, so I thought you two were together and色

Daphne? He stared in amazement. You know Daphne Martinez?

Sort of, I shrugged my shoulders.

But what would make you think her and I are a couple?

I dont know. Maybe the fluffy red sweaters you two had on made me think that.

OH. You mean the picture we took last Christmas - He chuckled and I frowned.

Great! Now Im sounding funny.

Oh, you so are. He laughed again. You shouldnt have let that get to you. Besides, Daphne and I arent together anymore.

So you two were together then? I inquired like I hadnt known.

Well, you know, yeah. We were, but it wasnt that色

Amorous? I cut in.

Yes. That! He smiled. So were good now, or youre still jelly?

Haha! Never said I was.

Oh, your countenance showed it all! He laughed alongside. Oh, here - He stopped and pulled out something from behind.

Is that色

Your diary?! Yes! You dropped it by mistake. He said, and placed it in my hand.

Oh, gosh! I thought I had lost it! I held it close to my bosom and asked, Where did you find it?

The library, He winked. But dont worry, I didnt read it. He assured.

You didnt?I gaped at him. Well, why didnt you? Certainly no one will miss the chance of doing so.


There you are! Ive been looking everywhere for you two. Chelsea chimed in from behind, as we both turned around. So you guys are paddy-dallies now, hm?

We looked at each other and laughed. We sure are!


After that day, Philip and I started hanging out more often. He and I would go to the park on Sundays, stroll the couples lane; as it was called a place where coconut trees were all lined up. And sometimes, would have movie nights together, and even study (even though we werent a couple yet). But, all that didnt mean my sexcapade with James didnt continue. I made time for him, so he wouldnt grow suspicious or anything, and even spent the night at his place whenever he wanted, just so he would be satisfied.

There was something about us that I couldnt understand. I wanted him, but I just couldnt feel the love between us. It was mostly about sex more and more of that, and I was starting to get really tired of it, even though I didnt show it.

The semester went by so fast, and then came another. It seemed like the previous, only things were a whole lot different. I could feel it as my friendship with Philip was getting stronger with each passing day, and mine with Chelsea wasnt left out either. They were the friends Ive always longed to have. But the secret I was keeping, was something I feared would wreak havoc if it ever came out. I just didnt know how Id handle the situation if things ever went wrong.


I was starting to understand her and I liked this feeling. She made me feel so complete; so happy, and it seemed every day without her made things unusual.

I thought about her strawberry blunt eyes and her gorgeous glowing smile and the way she talked and laughed. She was just perfect. Wait. Im doing that again, arent I? I sat upright and slammed my fist on my left palm. Phil, get your head in one piece!

Huh? My roommate, Xander, gave me a strikingly odd look.

Nothing! Nothing!

Man, you aint thinking about that girl, are you? He asked, sitting up.

Cant get my mind off her, dude.I ran my fingers in my hair.

Youre in love, I tell you, He joked, making funny sounds with his chewing gum.

Isnt that obvious? I uttered with a sigh, looking up at the ceiling.

Pfft! Youre so dramatic. He scoffed, throwing a pillow at me.

Hey! Whats that for?

He laughed and got up. Thats for you to stop thinking about that girl. You stand no chance with her, I tell you! He spoke in a discouraging tone.

Oh, dont be such a party spoiler, you! Im not asking her out yet. I said to him, as his pupils dilated.

You cant be serious!

Oh, I am, came my certain reply as he burst out laughing.

Dude, why do you always have to act like a saint? You love her, she loves you, voila! Sex! He gestured with his fingers.

Come on, Xander. Thats way too early, dont you think?

Not in any way, He shook his head and I gave a slight thought about it; a tap coming almost immediately.

Oof! I wonder who that could be! He said with a grin and started toward the door.

I got up, hearing Tricias voice on the other side, as I urged Xander to open it.

He wasted no time doing so, as an angelic figure clad in a blue jean and a sleeveless top, came into sight.

Trish,I gulped as she walked towards me.

Um, Ken, Xander called to me. Im gonna be heading out for basketball practice. Catch you two later. He snapped his fingers at me, and, with a wink at Trish, stepped out.

Or maybe thats just my imagination playing tricks on me, I shoved the thoughts off, having no positive answer to why he had done that.

We sat down and got talking; her smile driving me crazy, almost making me lose focus.

So hows grams doing? Is she getting better? She asked, crossing her legs as her heel stuck out from where it laid.

I could see the lining of her thighs and its smoothness from where I sat, as she ran her neatly cut fingers on the upper side.

I was so lost and was entirely carried away, until her voice came jolting me back to reality.

Philip, are you okay?

Mm-hmm, I gave a slight nod and got up. Um, you want something? I think Ive got tuna salad in the fridge, I motioned to the medium-sized electronic and got up.

Oh, please. You dont have to, She said shyly.

I insisted and she had no other choice than to accept the offer.

I made to the fridge quickly, taking out a plate of tuna salad, with a bottle of cold soda, as I walked back to her. Here you go,

Oh, thank you. Youre really sweet, She utterly with gratitude; the words echoing sweetly in my ears. Well, arent you going to eat anything yourself? She asked and raised the plate to my face, You can have some, you know,

I smiled and urged her to eat to her fill, while I watched as she did. It was so magnificent doing so, and I could say everything about her was really exquisite perfect, if I should say.


Oh, gosh. Hes staring. Hes actually staring, I thought inwardly, stealing a glance at him.

I imagined us kissing at that point, and I craved for nothing more than to have him all to myself at that very minute. Oh, this is going to be fun, I got up to my feet. Where is the bathroom, please? I pretended not to know.

Oh, its right there, He motioned to the far side. Yeah, that place.

I smirked and walked stylishly towards it, making sure my booty moved in the rhythm I wanted.

I grabbed the handle, bending slightly like I wanted to touch my knees, and came up again, turning to face him.

I could see the glow in his eyes, and I knew I was putting on quite a marvelous show as I grinned at a job well done.

Youre so beautiful, I heard him say, and I threw my head sideways, running my fingers slowly on my right shoulder, as I moved them down, feeling the smoothness of my skin.

I repeated the same on my other shoulder and I could tell from the looks of things that I was driving him crazy; the sensation birthed by my one-woman show surrounding the air.

I made towards him again, lifting my legs up to his bed, with my finger tips caressing the upper side of my thighs as I peered directly into his eyes.

He couldnt keep his off of me, and I was starting to enjoy the way they danced and glistened with excitement. I wasnt ready to give up. At least, not until I know hes mine!







Aww, poor Phillys gonna fall into Tricias trap. Guys, what do you think will happen next? Will Philip be able to stop himself from falling into temptation, or will let her take the lead instead?


A student of the popular Nnamdi Azikiwe university. A Human Anatomy studand a passionate writer, with the hope of one day making the world a better place.
~Authoress Ciara

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