Curious – Episode 3

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By Paula Keyne

Adanna woke up the next morning to discover her husband had already left for work, she was surprised since he did not wake her up to get him breakfast but then remembered how they parted ways last night and gave a long hiss.

She quickly did all the house chores and set off to stroll because she really needed to clear her head. Just as she stepped out of the gate she saw her handsome next door neighbour coming out of his own house.

“Hello” she said

“Hey what’s up” he replied

“cool” she replied as she started walking away.

“Where are going to in such a hurry?” He asked

“No where in particular, I just want to stroll and see the neighborhood for myself”

“It that’s the case can I join you,cos I was heading to stroll myself”

“Sure feel free to tag along” she replied and all of sudden becoming shy.

He joined her and they started heading down the street.
“Am Adams, whats your name?”

“My name is Adanna” she answered cautiously as she began to feel nervous tho she did not understand why.

“Lovely name” he said and she just nodded her head without uttering a word.

They walked in silence and she stylishly stole glances at him as she tried to study his profile.

Adams was still trying to understand why he asked to join her to walk. Like he doesn’t know her and it’s not like they have spoken to each other before but he just felt a pull to know her better. It wasn’t like he wanted to date her or something I mean she is married I guess its safe to say he just wanted to be friends. He tried to make small talk but it was not getting him anywhere so he just decided to chill and walk with her.

They walked for a while in silence when she asked

“What do you do for a living”?

” Am an artist” he replied

“Okay, that’s cool. So when will u show me your work”? She asked

” Anytime you want to see them just let me know but there is going to be a catch tho” he said while laughing.

“Hmmmmm,what’s the catch?

” If I show you my paintings then you will let me paint u” he winked at her.

“As long as I wear a Beret and hold a long stick am okay with it” she replied smiling

“That’s good to know, wait hold on what is the stick for?” He asked

“To flog your silly ass of course” she said as they both burst into laughter.

They talked about a couple of things,their families,friends,school and so many other random topics till they got back to their house and he asked if
she wanted to come in and see his paintings now but she declined saying she wanted to go and start preparing lunch for her husband but promised to come
see them whenever she was free.

*******
Samuel was in the office going through some files when his cell phone rang

“Hello Kylie,how are you doing?”

“Am all good and you?”

“Same here” he replied

“Okay,so am calling to remind you about our date”.

“Our date?” he asked

“Geez Sam not date date,I mean the arrangement we made yesterday where am supposed to show you Lagos” she said amidst laughter.

“Lol I know what you were talking about just wanted to pull your legs” he replied

“Okay oo,if you say so. You will come pick me up from my house by 7pm then we will go to somewhere cool”

Okay that’s no problem just text me your address and I will be there”.

“I will do just that, so lemme leave you to your work and will see you later”

“Alright dear” he replied as she ended the call.

Hours later……

Samuel pulls up into the driveway of the address Kylie sent to him,step out of the car and heads to door,he was about to knock when the door was opened and he saw Kylie dressed in a hot red dress.

He could not possibly call it a gown because it could pass for a shirt. He did not even know he was staring too much until he heard

“Are you through inspecting,can we be on our way now?

“Sorry for that,but you look really great” he replied.

“Thanks” she said as they walked back towards his car.

They had fun, she took him to a bar and from there they headed to a club,he wasn’t even someone who clubs at all but with someone like Kylie who kept teasing and cheering him up he got real turnt up in the club. He did not even know it was late until when they were leaving and he checked his watch damn his wife would be worried he thought but then again he remembered her words from last night and his mood just changed.

How she could even say something like that to him kept baffling him I mean he met her a virgin so how the fvck does she know who satisfies and who doesn’t but then again maybe something was troubling her and she just lashed out on him because she had never complained before so why start now.

Kylie had so much fun with Samuel that she even forgot he was married. He wasn’t really excited about going to a club but after she convinced him and a couple of shots later he was all up in her business on the dance floor letting her grind on him and all that.

Everything was going fine until when they were on their way home and he just locked up like something was troubling him or something. She wondered if he felt bad after hanging out with her but then again maybe she was just reading a little too much to his mood.
They pulled up to her house and both came down from the car,she could still see that he looked troubled so she invited him inside.

It was obvious he wasn’t comfortable with the idea but for what ever reason he decided to honour her invitation and he came inside her house.

She offered him a drink and then they spoke for a while about nothing in particular and somehow the atmosphere just seemed tensed and she doesn’t know why she did it but she just kissed him.

He wasn’t responding at first but after a while he gave in. They were going at it and all of a sudden he just broke the kiss,stood up and left her house.

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Adams is working on a new painting while listening to loud hip hop music coming from his stereo system. His thought kept going back to earlier in the day,his walk with Adanna. He just kept replaying their conversation in his head, he wondered if she will actually let him to paint her. Well with time he will know but on till then he has to finish his paintings he had a showcase to catch up with the deadline.

********”*”
Adanna was worried sick about her husband’s whereabouts. She had called his lines numerous times but he did not answer,she even called his office
but she was told he left for home hours ago.

She wondered if she should go and report in the police station or maybe should just wait a little bit,who knows maybe it was just traffic or his car got spoilt. Why wouldn’t he just call her or maybe pick her calls.

Her mind drifted to the conversation last night and wondered if maybe that’s the reason her husband had not returned come to her,no it can’t be she quickly erased that from her mind. She will give him a couple of minutes more if he doesn’t return then she will go to
report the case at a police station.

Samuel was driving home but his thoughts were scattered, he kept wondering why Kylie had to kiss him and why he even responded like that to her. I mean they were both having a good time and all that but the kissing thing was really messing up his head.

He wondered how he was going to look at his
wife when he got home, damn now that things were kind of rocky between them.

A car sped past him and it brought his attention back to the road as he decided to drive safely back to his wife before working on his thoughts.
Some minutes later he pulls up in his drive way.

Adanna has had enough and decided to drive to a police station to report her husband missing when she hears the sound of his car.

It wasn’t long before she heard his foot steps and she crossed her arms around her chest waiting for him,as soon as he opened the door she asked

“Where have you been?”

“I went out with a friend”

“Do you know what the time is? Why did you not pick my calls huh?”

“Look its been a stressful day and I did not hear you call cause me phone was on silence. So are we through with the Q and A?” He replied as he walked towards their bedroom.

“Hell no we are not through, you left me worried all evening and all you can say is it was a stressful day huh?” She said but when she did not get any reply from him she added

“You know it would have been better if you had remained where ever you are coming from cause your presence is really not needed here” she screamed

“Am thinking the same thing myself at least I was having fun and some quiet” he screamed back.

Adanna was surprised at his outburst she sat on the arm of a chair and started crying because she did not understand what just happened, she did
not mean to shout at him but when she started to speak the words won’t just stop.

She just wanted to know if he was okay Oh God what has she done she thought as she continued crying.

The next day…..

Samuel is sitting in his office trying to work on the files in front of him but he could not. He kept thinking about his argument with his wife last night and what happened between him and Kylie.

He was still angry with himself over what happened and his wife did not make it any better with all her scolding last night.

When he woke up this morning he did not speak to her,he just prepared for work and left.

He wondered how he will be able to seal the rift that have been tearing him and his wife at home.

He decided to leave work during his lunch break and go home to apologize to his wife. He wanted to call her but decided to surprise her.

******

Adanna is through with all the house chores,whenever she was angry she seemed to work at super speed and her mood the morning was like nitrogen to
a car.

She tried watching a movie but it did not help then a thought crossed through her mind,why don’t she go and visit her next door neighbour after all he asked her to come see his work.

Yes,she decided to go visit maybe he might even lighten her foul mood. She quickly had her bath and changed clothes before heading over to see Adams.

She was ushered in by the gate man and was led to a very beautiful sitting room.

She was astonished with what she saw it was as if she just stepped into a museum.

She was still admiring the house when Adams walked in.

“Welcome to my house, Adanna”

“Thanks you have a lovely place by the way” she replied.

“So what can I offer you” he asked

“Orange juice will do just fine”

“Alright gimme a minute” he said as he walked into his kitchen to get it.

He returned with a pack of juice and a glass for her with a can if beer for himself.

“Here you go” he said why giving her the drink.

“Thanks” she replied as she took a sip from her drink.

“So did you come to see me or my paintings?”

“The paintings of course” she replied smiling.

“Geez,woman you can really kill a man’s ego” he replied.

They talked for a while about things in general and then he took her round to see his paintings, he told about what motivated him to paint instead of following his father’s way in the family business.

He also took her for a tour round his house and when they were through she decided to go home to rest for a while.

They exchanged numbers at her gate and she walked inside the house,seconds later she heard the horn of her husband’s car.

…to be continued

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