Inseparable – Chapter 11 , 12 and 13

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Ini sat in the meeting room discussing with two other Videx’s staffs about the 
negotiation while they waited for their visitors. In less than two minutes, their 
visitors’ arrival was announced. 
Kelvin Okafor walked into the meeting room with two other representatives and was 
welcomed by their hosts. 
“I’m Kelvin Okafor, manager of public relations, Devi International. These are my 
colleagues, Sandra Benjamin and Peter Uzokwe” He introduced 
“I’m Miss Ini Williams and here with me is Mr Paul Adejumo and Mr Stephen Kayode. 
You can have your seats, let’s begin immediately 
“Good morning Miss Amarachi” Dennis greeted as he sat in one of the chairs in her 
“Good morning sir” She replied standing up ” what brings you to my office this 
“Nothing. Come on, sit down. I just came to commend you for your performance 
yesterday. You did brilliantly well” 
“Thank you sir” she said smiling. 
“And I also want to ask if you’ll do me the honour of taking you for lunch today” 
“Ermm… Sir, I do always take lunch with my friend” 
“What about dinner tonight?” 
“Um” She sighed “Let’s make it this weekend sir” 
“Oh! That would be great then, thank you so much”, he said happily and got up to 
leave. “And one more thing. Please, can you cut off the sir and call me Dennis when 
we are alone” 
“It’s okay sir… Ermm, it’s okay Dennis.” 
Kelvin was seated quietly reading the Tuesday’s edition of Guardian Newspaper 
when he heard a voice asking of him outside. He walked out to find one of his stylists 
conversing with Bola 
“Please let her in” He said quickly and walked back inside. 
“Hi honey” Bola greeted as she walked in and proceeded to give Frank a peck. ” You 
didn’t call me since we departed on Sunday, why?” 
“Nothing, but I would have called you today. We really need to talk” 
“Yes, here I am honey” She replied sitting on the table in front of him. ” I’ve missed 
you so much” 
“Look Bola, you need to know that… He was still talking when she brought her mouth 
close to his and she engaged him in a kiss. 
“Come on, stop” He exclaimed, breaking free from her grip. 
“What’s the matter Honey?” 
“We shouldn’t be doing this, I’m not your boyfriend” 
“Come on, don’t tell me you don’t feel anything for me after everything that 
happened on Saturday” 
“I don’t” he said firm and stood up from his seat facing the window. 
“Come on” Bola laughed, “I know you are joking, I saw it in your eyes while we made 
love on Saturday”. She stood up and walked towards him hugging in from behind. 
“You saw nothing in my eyes” He said taking away her hands from his body and 
facing her ” I was not in my senses, I was drunk” 
“No, don’t give me that. You confessed you were looking for me throughout the 
Party, why were you looking for me?” 
“I wasn’t looking for you, I was looking for someone else” 
“That’s a lie, you don’t loose all your senses when you take alcohol” she said and 
looked into his eyes. “You even asked me to take you home” 
“No, I couldn’t have asked you to take me home” 
“Yes, you did” 
“If I really did, then I must have thought it was my Friend Kelvin I was talking to” 
“That’s a lie. Come on, why are you doing this?” 
“I’m sorry, I just have to tell you the truth. I don’t feel anything for you, what 
happened between us was a mistake.” 
“A mistake?” She asked already shedding tears “You took advantage of me” 
“No, I swear. It wasn’t intentional, I was drunk, I didn’t know what I was doing” 
“That’s a lie, I don’t believe you were drunk. You just put up all that pretense to make 
me take you home. How would you explain that just a bottle would take you out” 
“It’s true, no pretense. I don’t take alcohol, so my system was probably not used to 
“I’m not lying Bola” 
“So, you are going to use and dump me and go after you stupid girlfriend ehn?” 
“I don’t have a girlfriend” 
“You don’t have a girlfriend?” She paused and caressed his face “then we can start up 
“No, we can’t. I’m in love with someone else” 
“Is that person better than I am” 
“Bola, she’s your friend” 
“My friend?” 
“Yes, Amarachi” 
“Oh! That slut?” 
“Don’t you ever call her a slut again” he replied slightly raising his voice. 
“Okay, I see. That was why she was acting concerned while you were blabbing in the 
party. Well, I told her not to come near you again. I told her you are my boyfriend” 
“You did what?” Frank asked already getting angry 
“Yes, that slut isn’t good enough for you” 
“Are you crazy?” 
“Yes, I’m crazy, call me whatever you want, but you can’t use and dump me and go 
for that cheap girl. Never! ” 
“I said don’t call her names again” 
“What if I do?” 
“Just get out of this here now” 
“Are you ordering me out?” 
“Get out” he shouted at her. 
“Okay, I’ll go. But just know you’ve not seen the last of me” She said and walked out 
of the salon angrily. 
“Is there any problem sir?” Frank heard his tiny stylist voice mumble. 
“Get out of here, I didn’t call you” He picked up his keys and headed home although 
the day was still young. 
“It good to meet you here mam, I never knew you were a senior staff in Videx” Kelvin 
said as Ini walked him out of the company’s building. 
“Yeah, they say people are like water. They flow, and we can never 
tell where we’ll meet each other again” 
“True. We’ll, I must commend you. You’re really good at your job, I never thought a 
Lady could discuss so intelligently with me” 
“Come on, ladies ain’t dumb, they are the most intelligent creatures on earth” 
“Hmmm. So when are we meeting again?” 
“I thought we’ve discussed that already. We’ll present your proposal to the board 
and get back to you” 
“No, I’m talking about us. Both of us, when do we meet again?” 
“Come on, run along. Your colleagues are waiting in the car” 
“Please, I’m serious. Can I pick you after work tomorrow?” 
“It’s okay” she replied smiling 
“Alright, it’s a date, 4pm tomorrow” he replied and hurried to the car to meet his 
colleagues who were already getting impatient and stared at him suspiciously. 


“So tell me, who is that lucky guy you are going out with tomorrow?” Amarachi asked 
“He works in your department?” 
“No, he doesn’t. It’s Kelvin. The guy that helped fixed our car two weeks ago” 
“Oh! Where did you meet again?” 
“He came to the company to negotiate a business proposal” 
“Okay, so he added a date proposal too?” Amarachi joked. 
“Yeah, silly you. What of your manager?” 
“Um, we are going out this weekend” 
“Wow! That’s great” 
Ini picked up her cell phone and stood up to walk inside before she suddenly 
remembered something, “Ehn Ehn, I spoke with Bola earlier today” She said giving 
Ama a serious look 
“She said something like you trying to snatch her boyfriend” 
“Snatch her boyfriend?” 
“Yes, she said since you’ve been after the guy, he doesn’t give her attention 
“No, why would I snatch her boyfriend? I was only chatting with Frank at the Party, I 
never knew he was he was her boyfriend” 
“Frank, which Frank? Her boyfriend’s name is Ken” 
“The one I was chatting with was Frank and she already warned me not to come near 
him again” 
“Well, that’s what she said when she called me today. I was even trying to explain 
that I’ve not seen you with any guy since you came here but she insisted you’ve been 
talking to her guy and he’s about to break up with her because of you” 
“No, I warned him not to call me again the last time he did” she replied and picked 
her phone to search for Frank’s number, she scrolled through her call logs and found 
the number that called on Sunday. “Here is his number, let me call him now” 
“Do you really need to?” 
“Yes, lets settle this” 
After some seconds of silence… 
“Hello Amarachi, I was about to…” 
“Excuse me please, I want you to clarify things with your girlfriend. Tell her nothing is 
on between us so she would stop disturbing me” 
” What girlfriend? I don’t have one” 
“Bola, your girlfriend. Please settle with her, I don’t want any problems with her, 
thank you” Amarachi ended the call. 
“Ini, there’s nothing between us” She continued speaking with Ini 
“I know girl, Bola is just a hot tempered girl. I didn’t even see you with her boyfriend. 
I thought she said they had a quarrel and he wasn’t coming to the party” 
“He came, you saw us together. He was the one I was talking with when you asked 
me to join you backstage before the toast” 
“Oh! But the guy I saw with you wasn’t Ken” 
*Amarachi’s phone rings 
“He’s calling back” 
“Pick it up, lets hear what he has to say” 
Frank voice came through the phone again. 
“Hey, Amarachi. Bola is not my girlfriend, I only met her recently” 
“Why do men always like to lie?” 
“No, I’m not lying, she is just an acquaintance” 
“And you came to her birthday party?” 
“Yes, she invited me. Moreover, I came in search of you” 
“Hehe” Amarachi gave a short laugh “You came in search of me? How on earth would 
you know I was coming there?” 
“I know she’s your friend, I’ve seen you together before” 
“It’s okay please; you’re beginning to get on my nerves now. You said you just met 
her few days ago, and you know she’s my friend, you’ve even seen us together 
“Believe me, I’m not lying. My office is close to…” 
“Pleaaaase… I’ve had enough of your junk already. Don’t call my phone again” she 
said and hung up. 
“Amarachi doesn’t believe I’m not Bola’s boyfriend, she wouldn’t even give me a 
chance to explain” Frank lamented. 
“Hmmm bro, what I think is you do need to give yourself a break, you need to get 
yourself off this matter for sometime” Bode added. 
“That’s true, few weeks ago you were always cheerful till we met those girls, please 
don’t allow anything weigh you down, you have lot of other things to set your mind 
on” Kelvin joined. 
“I’m trying, but I just can’t seem to stop thinking about Amarachi” 
“Okay, what I think is that you have to take a break from work and chill out with 
other friends, your other girlfriends. I’m sure you’ll be able to get your mind off or 
find someone better” Bode continued 
“No, I object. If the guy likes Amarachi, let him go for her. Explain yourself vividly to 
her and she should understand you” Kelvin cut in 
“How would I do that? She doesn’t even want to hear from me” 
“I think I may be able to help” Kelvin started. “I have a date with her friend 
tomorrow, I can convince her to help you speak with her” 
“No please, don’t let my problems ruin your date; I’ll sort it out myself” 
“No, it won’t ruin my date. I’ll just present it carefully” 
“I insist, don’t mention anything to her friend, I’ll just sort out myself with her and 
probably find a way to forget her” 
“It’s okay bro, if that’s what you want” Kelvin replied patting him on the shoulder. 
“As you walked into the house and I saw you full of smiles, I know she must have 
agreed to go out with you” Janet teased her brother 
“Naughty girl, you better mind your business. I don’t know why I even told you about 
“You told me because you were so excited and you couldn’t keep it to yourself” 
“Come on shut up, if you don’t want me to send you back to school tonight” Dennis 
jokingly threatened 
“Haha, you can’t do that. I’m sure you enjoy my company, if i wasn’t here, you’ll 
probably be struggling with your new village wife” 
“Oya, go and pack your bags, I’m driving you to school immediately” 
“Haha, come carry me o” She said and ran towards her room as he ran after her. He 
pursued after her to the stairs and went back to sit in the living room. 
“Silly girl, make sure you don’t come downstairs again” 
Janet walked into her room very glad, she had not seen her brother so happy in 
years. He used to be a very lively and playful person, until their Father died ten years 
ago. Their father’s family members threw them out of the house and seized their 
father’s properties and assets living them grow in penury. Their mother was helpless 
as none of her family members agreed to help, they were not in consent to her 
marriage as the couples’ families were sworn enemies. 
They had no choice than to move in with their mother’s friend who was a widow. 
Their mother who was poorly educated resorted to frying and selling beans cake and 
yam on the street as a means of survival. She also did some petty manual jobs with 
Dennis assisting her. This trauma had affected Dennis, so he grew up with an 
unhappy attitude and barely laughed and joked no matter how funny the situation 
was. From being lively, he became an unnecessary quiet person always loving to stay 
on his own because he saw everyone as bad as his father’s family members. His 
perspective of life had only change a little after he met a friend who led him to Christ 
two years ago 
Back in the living room, Dennis and his mum were already engaged in an argument. 
“Your wife has been complaining that you’ve refused to touch her since she came 
into this house” 
“Mum, she’s not my wife, I didn’t marry her. You brought her here” 
“Shut up Dennis” She said angrily “you refused to bring home a wife, now I’ve 
brought one home for you and you won’t perform your duties” 
“I owe her no duty Mum” 
“Dennis” she said softly 
“I’m your mother, tell me what’s on your mind. Do you have any problem with that 
thing? She asked pointing to his manhood “tell me so we can do something about it 
“Mum, what’s all these you are saying? I don’t have any problems” 
“Then why have you refused to neither bring home a wife nor touch the one I 
brought for you” 
“I’ll bring home a wife very soon” 
“That’s what you always say” 
“Mum, I promise you” 
“No need to promise me just accept this one I brought” 
“Okay Mum, give me two months and I’ll show you the girl I want to marry, if I don’t, 
you can give me anyone you want” he said before he realised the gravity of his 
“Two months Dennis, Two months. Please let me see my grandchildren before I join 
my ancestors” she said and walked out of the parlour. 


The week rolled out fast and it was Saturday already, Dennis started dressing up for 
his date by 1pm. Although they agreed to meet by 3pm, he decided to dress up early 
because he wanted no excuse for going late. He already called her in the morning 
and she confirmed that she was also looking forward to their meeting. By 1:45pm, he 
dialed her phone number again, but couldn’t reach her due to network failure. 
At exactly 2pm, he drove out of the house in his SUV jeep to Circular Restaurant and 
bar, one of the most expensive restaurants in the city. He got there by twenty 
minutes past two and settled in the table he already pre-booked. He picked up the 
phone to call her again but her phone was switched off. 
He ordered for a drink to calm himself before her arrival, he assumed that her 
phone’s battery was down. As he took the drink slowly he started thinking of how 
the date would go, he thought of his mother’s reaction when he finally takes 
Amarachi home, he prayed silently to his creator to make her accept to be his 
At three fifteen o’clock, Amarachi was not there yet and calls to her phone number 
refused to go through. He was almost getting frustrated but comforted himself when 
he remembered that a friend once told him that girls take so much time before they 
dress up and some of them always love to keep their guys waiting to see his reaction. 
Time rolled fast and it was four thirty pm already with no signs of Amarachi, Dennis 
was already frustrated and sweating profusely though the air conditioners were on. 
After he waited till six o’clock, he walked out of the restaurant and drove home 
“Ken, what are you doing here? I thought I made it clear that it is over between us” 
Bola said as she opened her door and stood at the entrance. 
“Come on baby, how can you say it is over between us? After all we’ve been through 
“Ken, don’t start. I’m not ready for any useless discussion this morning” 
“Bola” he called calmly, “would you at least allow me in so we can settle this once 
and for all” 
” There’s nothing to settle Ken, I’m done with you”, she said leaving the entrance for 
him to come in. 
“Bola, we can work this out”, he said getting on his kneels. “I’ll make sure things work 
between us this time” 
“You can’t, not with your other girlfriends” 
“I don’t have any other girlfriend, I swear. That girl is just a whore, she drugged me 
and I didn’t know what was happening when you came to my house that day” 
“But what was she doing in your house at first?” She asked giving him a detective 
“Baby, you you … you don’t understand” He stammered ” It was a mistake and I 
promise you it will never happen again” 
“Nonsense! But you don’t even know how to treat a Lady” she lamented “you keep 
beating me up as if I’m your kid Sister or housemaid” 
“I’m sorry baby, I will learn how to control my anger. I promise to never lay my hands 
on you again” 
“Hahaha, when will you learn how to control your anger? When you finish killing 
me?” Don’t worry I won’t allow that happen” she said and proceeded into her room 
“please close the door when you leave” 
With that she walked into her room and shut the door ignoring his pleading voice at 
the entrance. She commended herself for her bravery. Prior to this time, she couldn’t 
talk with her ex-boyfriend Ken like that. He always ended up beating her anytime 
they have a slight argument. The last time he beat her for not knocking his room’s 
door before entering and for shouting at him because she caught him sleeping with 
another girl , she was placed on drip and hospitalised for three days. Now, he was 
claiming to have changed and become a saint overnight. 
After she was sure he already left her house, she walked out of her room and 
informed Okon, her new gateman never to allow Ken into the compound anymore. 
Amarachi held her weak father’s hand beside the hospital bed, she wished to speak 
with him but he was fast asleep and not to be disturbed according to the doctors. 
“Mummy, why didn’t you tell me he was sick all these while? Why did you have to 
wait till it got worst like this?” 
“My daughter, I didn’t know it will get worse, I didn’t want to trouble you, you just 
left here for the city and I don’t want you to start rushing home again” her mum 
replied her. 
“You would have at least informed me ” 
“No, you just started your job and I want you to focus and make a success of it” She 
replied smiling “Don’t worry, the doctors say your father would be okay very soon” 
“Okay, I pray so” 
“Ehen, you’ve not told me how you got the money, you’ve not worked up to a month 
so it couldn’t have been your salary” 
“Mama, I borrowed from my friend, Ini whom I stay with” Amarachi . 
“Eh, she is kind o. May God bless her for me. Hope you are not giving her too much 
stress ” 
“Haba! Why will I stress her na?” She asked laughing. 
“Okay, please thank her for me when you get to the city” 
“She will hear”. 
Earlier in the day, Amarachi was choosing clothes to wear for her date when she got 
a call from the village that her Father was seriously ill and had been transferred to 
the general hospital. She was told that seventy thousand naira was needed by the 
hospital to commence the treatment. She was able to get help from Ini who gave 
Amarachi her ATM card to withdraw the amount of money she needed which was all 
she had in that bank account. While rushing to have her bath and journey to the 
village, she mistakenly dropped her phone into a bucket of water and it refused to 
come on again. She was lucky to meet a friend of hers who was a nurse in the 
hospital who helped her locate the ward her father was placed easily. 
There was silence for some minutes before Amarachi spoke up again “Mummy, how 
is Sophia and Femi doing? 
“Sophia is doing well, she is at home helping me sew some clothes. She will bring her 
father’s dinner in the evening and wait to stay all night with him so that both of us 
can go and rest at home. Femi should also be at his Father’s shop”, she said smiling . 
You know we have to keep working so money for our upkeep comes in” 
“It’s okay, very soon Daddy will be alright” Amarachi replied and paused for some 
seconds. ” I think it’s time for Femi to further with his HND program or with a BSc 
program if that’s what he wants and Sophia should enroll for JAMB lessons so that 
she can write the exam next year” 
“I know my daughter, that’s what they are supposed to do, but we were still 
gathering money when your Father got ill and all the money has gone into it” 
“Don’t worry Mama, I should be able to send enough money by next month so that 
Sophia can enroll for lessons and Femi can take the form” 
“Eh my daughter o, God bless you o ” she said rejoicing and making a dance move. 
“It’s my duty Ma, it’s time you people stop struggling so much.” She said rubbing her 
mother on gently on her cheeks. 
Ini heard a loud rumble from her stomach. The sound reminded her that she was 
hungry, she had been on her phone since Amarachi left the house chatting with 
Kelvin via BBM. Their date on Wednesday was a wonderful experience for her, she 
had never met a guy like him who shared the same ideologies and was passionate for 
the same things she was. 
“So you mean you don’t like football? Almost every guy I know loves football” she 
sent a ping. 
“That’s not me dear; I don’t just find it so interesting” 
“K” she replied like every normal Nigerian girl would reply to notify the guy to doing 
the talking. 
“What do you mean by L?” 
“I was helping you recite the alphabets since you wrote k, I helped you with L” 
“Lol, you’re not serious” 
“Hehehe… How about your friend?” 
“The one I saw you with that Saturday” 
“Okay, she’s fine” 
“Alright, there is this friend of mine who is really obsessed with her” 
“Who’s that?” 
“Oh! Frank? Please tell him to give his girlfriend rest of mind” 
“He doesn’t have a girlfriend” 
“What about Bola?” 
“She’s not his girlfriend” 
“Are you sure?” 
“Yes. He really does love your friend” 
“I think he has to settle that by himself” 
“Evening mum” he greeted and walked into his room immediately. 
“Mummy”Janet called as she trotted downstairs, 
“I thought I heard my brother’s voice now” 
“Yes, he’s gone into his room already” 
With that, Janet made her way to Dennis’ room. She opened the door without 
waiting for him to respond to her knock. He faced the wall as he took off his shirt. 
“Welcome brother, I’ve been waiting for you to give me feedback on… “, She paused 
when he turned to her and she saw the expression on his face.”What happened? Did 
anything go wrong?” 
“She didn’t show up Janet” Dennis replied 
“She didn’t? Why?” She asked in a surprised tone. 
“I don’t know, she switched off her phone” 
“Maybe something went wrong with her” 
“No, nothing went wrong with her, I’m sure. Sheprobably takes me for a fool or 
thinks I’m a flirt and didn’t think it worth it to go out with me” 
“No, she won’t do that. Even if she will do it to other guys not you, you are her boss. 
Of course, except she doesn’t value her job” 
“She did. She’s intelligent; it won’t be hard for her to get another job, so she must 
have played me” 
“Come on, don’t conclude so easily. I’m still sure something went wrong” 
“It’s okay Janet, please leave now. I want to be alone” 
“Okay brother, please take it easy” she turned to walked out and turned back again 
“I’ll be leaving for school tomorrow afternoon, will you drop me?” 
“I will, just leave me alone for now” 
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