Not less than sixty people were present at the venue of the party. The hall was neatly
decorated, it was designed to look like an airplane, there was also a customized bar
by a side of the hall which was built up by the event planners Bola had employed.
The music was played by a Well known DJ Jimmy Jazz and the Mc was the well
known comedian Bucketmouth.
Ama sat quietly nodding to the sound of the beat occasionally humming some of the
songs she loved as she watched others dance. She was left alone when Ini had gone
to assist Bola attend to some guests. She was surprised when she first got into the
hall; she never thought someone could spend so much decorating the hall for a
“Hi Amarachi” Someone greeted her.
“Hi” she replied
“You don’t remember me? Its Frank”
“Oh Frank, it’s nice to see you again”
“I’ve been looking for you since I came in”
“Looking for me? How did you know I was here?”
“Never mind. I am a prophet, I see so many things, especially the whereabouts of
Beautiful girls like you” He joked making Amarachi laugh
“Hahaha, you are not serious”
“I am” Frank replied and paused ” you know you look prettier when you smile”
“Thank you” She replied letting out another smile.
“You’re welcome, I… “
The MC’s voice interrupted, “Attention everyone, It’s time to make a toast to the
Everyone looked towards the centre where the stage was set.
“I will call on the celebrant’s best friend Miss Ini to take over this segment”
The crowd was enthralled as beautiful Ini stepped up, she was donned in a tight pink
dress which clearly revealed her endowed figure eight. The hall was dead quiet as
she spoke as everyone was bewitched by the smooth texture of her voice and her
By the time Frank looked back, Amarachi was out of sight. He looked around the hall
to see if he could find traces of her, he didn’t but saw Kelvin who had been searching
“Frank, where have you been? Why did you leave where we were seated?”
“I had to search for Amarachi and now she has left again. I guess she went to use the
restroom and she’ll be back soon”
“So, how far have you gone with the wooing?”
“What wooing? Well, I just started talking to her some few minutes ago”
“You can wait for her, for me I want to enjoy this party” he replied and faced the
stage “Can’t you see Ini is beautiful, she wasn’t as beautiful as this when we met last
“Yeah, but she’s not as beautiful as Amarachi is”
“I bet she’s more beautiful” Kelvin argued
“No! Are you a fool? How can you say that? Don’t you have eyes to see?” They were
beginning to raise their voices unconsciously.
“Don’t call me a fool. Don’t,for anything. How can you say that ‘yellow pawpaw’ is
more beautiful than that fresh African looking girl?”
“Are you sick? Why would you call her ‘yellow pawpaw’? Be careful Kelvin”
Kelvin was about to reply when he realized that part of the crowd was already
watching their drama. He walked out of the hall quickly to avoid further
embarrassment. Frank stayed back hoping for Amarachi’s return.
“So is that why you returned without him? Bode queried Kelvin.
“No, I waited outside for sometime, when I went back to check him, he was nowhere
to be found. I thought I would meet him at home”
“That’s serious, its 11.30 already and he’s not picking his calls. I know he doesn’t like
staying out late or even sleeping out, I hope everything is fine with him”
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with him, the guy is crazy about Amarachi and
there’s nothing his craziness cannot lead him to. He’ll be alright”
“I just hope so”
Frank opened his eyes to find himself in a strange large bed in a room which was not
his. He picked up his phone and saw twenty five missed calls, ten from Kelvin and
fifteen from Bode. He tried to get up but was resisted by a terrible headache. He
noticed he had only his boxers on, he struggled to remember what happened the last
night but couldn’t until Bola walked into the room.
“Hey Honey, you are awake. How was your night? She asked placing a kiss on his left
“How did I get here? He asked in a confused tone
“How you got here? Last night, you said you wanted to follow me home.”
Frank got more confused, he wanted to speak but no words came out.
“But Honey, you didn’t take more than a bottle, how come you got knocked off so
easily?” Bola continued
That explained his dilemma and at that moment, his brain came alive. Pictures of his
argument with Kelvin came back to him. He also remembered how he fruitlessly
waited for Amarachi for hours after which he went to the bar and took alcohol for
the second time in his life. Though he was twenty three, the only time he tasted
alcohol was in secondary school when he was invited for a Friend’s sister’s birthday
party. He only tasted a bottle cover full of Guilder that day. Last night, he did gulp
down a bottle of Macdowell within few minutes, that was all he remembered.
“Did anything happen between us?” He asked soberly even though he was sure of
what the answer was.
“Come on baby, everything happened and I must really commend you, you were so
sweet. I’ve never had a more pleasant experience in my life.” She replied excitedly, “
But one thing I don’t get is you kept calling me Amarachi, who is Amarachi?”
“Oh, I need to get home and go to church now” He said in almost in tears. “Is anyone
else aware that I’m here?
“No, why do you ask?”
“I thought my friend knew. I have to leave immediately”
“Come on, you should stay a little with me? Then we can go to my church together
for the third service”
“No, I’m an usher in my church” He lied as he got up to wear his clothes, “I need to
get there early”
“Alright Hun, I will drop you in my car”
“No” , he quickly objected the idea, he didn’t want to see her again talk less of letting
her know his place of abode. He cursed himself and alcohol for all that happened, he
was grateful he couldn’t really remember the experience, it must have been a
“Why won’t you let me?”
“I don’t want anyone to know where I’m coming from”
“Okay, would you at least take breakfast before you leave?”
“No, I have to get home quickly,” He said and rushed out of the room.
“Alright honey, take care. I’ll call you later” She followed him to the gate and
watched him board a bike.
Back at Frank’s house, Kelvin and Bode already started calling some of their other
friends to ask if Frank had spent the night at their place but they didn’t get a positive
It was about 8am when Frank walked into the house, he walked straight into his
room without acknowledging the presence of his flat mates in the living room. They
walked in after him demanding he told them where he spent the night.
“Guys, I’m not in the mood for any kind of questions and answers now. I’ll talk to you
later” He replied and laid faced down in his bed without taking a look at them
“How can you talk like that? You didn’t tell us that you won’t be coming home, we’ve
been worried about you all night and you just walked in this morning without an
explanation” Kelvin flared up.
“Are you crazy?” Frank stood up from the bed and faced Kelvin ready to give him a
“What’s the matter with you? You’ve been acting insane lately” Kelvin continued,
this time in a more serious tone “why should a girl turn your head upside down?”
“Be careful Kelvin, don’t let me do something you wouldn’t like”
“Come on guys, what’s the matter with both of you? You want to pick a quarrel with
yourselves on this little issue?” Bode quickly intercepted, stepping in between both
of them. “Kelvin, let’s go dress up and go to Church. Frank should have calmed down
when we return”
” Just warn him Bode, he should not interfere in matters that do not concern him”
Frank shouted as Bode and Kelvin walked out.
“What’s wrong with both of you? You were on good terms before you left for the
party.” Bode inquired from Kelvin as soon they got to the living room.
“That question should be directed to him and not me” Kelvin replied and walked into
his room .
Frank in his room wondered why he acted like he did to his friends, he wondered
why he vented his anger on them when they weren’t the cause of his trouble, he had
only himself to blame for his mistakes. He decided to apologize to them when they
returned from Church.
As Amarachi and Ini walked into the house from Church, her phone rang for the third
time. She checked the screen, it was an unsaved number, the number had called
twice already during the church service, she picked the call
“Sorry, I just wanted to find out how you are doing today” the voice continued
“Is this Frank?”
“Okay, I’m doing fine”
“I didn’t know when you left …”
“Frank, how can I help you?” She cuts in
“I was saying I didn’t know…”
“Please, if you don’t have any reasonable thing to say, don’t call me”
“Why are you sounding like this? Did I offend you last night?”
“I think you don’t have anything to say, I don’t want any trouble with your girlfriend.
Please don’t call my line again”
Frank was left confused, who was she referring to as his girlfriend? He didn’t
remember telling her he had one or did she see him with Bola? No, she said no one
else was aware about his stay in her house. He got more confused as he thought
about all that happened to him within the last twenty four hours.
Amarachi walked into her office on Monday to find a bouquet of flowers on her
table. It looked so beautiful and smelt nice. She picked it up in gratefulness to
whoever sent it. The note attached read “to the beautiful Angel sent to bring light
into my life”.
“Emma” She called the cleaner
“Who brought this flowers here?”
“A messenger dropped it with the security men this morning and I asked to bring it
“Okay, you can go”.
Few minutes after she settled, a letter was brought to her by a messenger from the
General manager’s secretary. It was a letter informing her of a board meeting by
2pm with all departmental managers and their research personnel, she was asked to
report to her manager’s office for details.
“Good morning sir” she greeted as she walked into Dennis’ office.
“Good morning Miss, have your seat” He replied without looking at her ” I believe
you are here in respect of the letter you received this morning”
“Okay” He replied finally looking up at her. He looked and sounded very business
minded. During the weekend, several thoughts had occupied his mind, he thought of
why Amarachi hadn’t accepted his dinner invitation. He concluded that she might
think of him as one of those bosses who loved to flirt with their employees, so he
decided to put a pause to his dream of anything happening between them. But here
she was, looking beautiful and morw radiant, a look at her face made him want to
ask her out immediately but he advised himself strongly against it.
“We are buying up a company, Lex international, our job is to find out about their
goods and prices so we can be able to give our recommendation if the company
should go on with the transaction” He paused and took a look at her to see if she was
” So you’ll make your research and end your report to me an hour before the
meeting. Do you have questions?”
“No sir, it’s clearly understood”
“Alright, that’s all for now.”
Kelvin read the document on his table carefully, as the Public relations manager, he
was to represent his firm in a meeting with Videx international the next day. It was
the first time the firm would be going into partnership with another company to
provide a certain product in the country. He read the terms of the agreement
carefully, he also made some changes in favor of his company hoping they would be
able to convince whosoever he negotiates with at Videx.
“His door flew open and his secretary came in smiling.
“Sandra, I told you to always knock before you come in”
“I’m sorry sir; I didn’t know you were busy”
“It doesn’t matter if I am busy or not always knock”
“What do we have here?”
“The proposal for Videx you asked me to type”
“Okay”, he collected a document from her and scanned through. It’s good, I’ll call you
later when I’m done reviewing these ones”
“Is there anything else I can do for you sir? ” she asked bending over his table to
reveal her breasts through her half buttoned shirt.
“Nothing else Sandra” He replied angrily obviously noticing her efforts to display the
twins before him ” I said I’ll call you when I need you”
“Alright sir” she said and walked out immediately.
Since Kelvin had been promoted to the post of the public relations manager, he
noticed that she dresses and acts provocatively. Always in mini skirts to reveal her
thighs and she always looked for opportunities to bend to offer him a clearer look at
What Kelvin couldn’t understand was why a Lady of her class should seek for
attention so cheaply.
Janet was so busy with her phone that she didn’t notice when her brother walked in.
“Janie” He called playfully
“Oh Brother, welcome” She looked at him and noticed he had a cheerful look “what
happened today? It’s been long since you called me Janie, something really good
must have happened today”
“Nothing much dear” He said as he collapse on the chair opposite hers. “It’s just that
I had a successful meeting at work today”
“A successful meeting?” She looked at his face demanding more answers.
“Yeah. There’s this new intelligent lady that was employed in my department, you
need to see how she responded to all questions and brought up mind blowing
“Hmmm, tell me more”
“Tell you more? That’s all, I’m just so happy about the outcome of the meeting”
“Come on, you are hiding something from me, the last time I saw you so happy was
on your graduation ceremony”
“What else do you want to know?”
“Okay, tell me something” She said moving closer to him. ” That Lady, I know you do
like her. Have you asked her out?”
“Come on girl, don’t be silly” he said laughing, ” who told you I like her? She’s new in
“Yes, you like her brother. I can see it all over your face, you don’t talk about
girlfriends so excitedly talk more of just an employee”
“Okay Janet, I like her if that’s what you want to hear”
“Wow!” She exclaimed and did some dance steps around his chair ” so when is the
“Come on” she looked at him disappointed, “don’t tell me you’ve not asked her out
“I tried, but she said she was busy the first time”
“And you gave up?”
“I’m thinking its too early” he said letting out a sigh
“Come on brother, don’t delay, don’t waste time. Delay might be dangerous”
“It’s okay Janie, I hear you”
“Okay, tell me more about her, how beautiful is she?”
“Its okay Janie, lets talk about you now” He changed the subject of discussion “Why
are you home today?”
“I need some money”
“Money?” He exclaimed ” You were given so much money the last time”
“I used them up already. You know I have to but some new books”
“Okay, but why didn’t you call? Why did you have to come home?”
“I also wanted to pick something I forgot”
“Okay, what do you need the…
“Hey!! My husband, you are welcome oooo” Nkechi interrupted and moved towards
“I’ve told you not to call me your husband again, I didn’t marry you” He said standing
up immediately “My mum married you, so she’s your husband” he continued and
proceeded to his room.
Nkechi ran after him, both of them leaving Janet in confusion.
“That’s how it happened o” Frank concluded his narration.
“That’s bad, but some girls can be so cheap o, you barely know each other and she
slept with you like that” Bode said.
“That’s not what even bothers me now. I think Amarachi saw us go together, you
know they are Friends, Amarachi may believe I date her, that’s why she probably
spoke to me like that on phone”
“That’s not too good, so what are you planning to do?”
“I don’t know, You guys should help me” He paused and looked at Kelvin who had
been silent all through. “Kelvin, you’re not saying anything. Are you still angry with
“No, come on, that’s long forgotten. I was just occupied with so many thoughts”
Kelvin finally spoke. “I think you should talk to that girl, the birthday girl. I think you
should tell her your situation. But I hope what you guys had was jusy ordinary sex
and she doesn’t feel anything for you, that might make the matter more complicated
than it already is”
“No, I can’t do that. I don’t just want to see that girl anymore” Frank replied
“I think you just have to” Bode added.
“That would be pretty difficult” Frank replied.
After some minutes of silence. Frank spoke up again ” Hey guys, I’ve been thinking
about something else lately”
“What’s that?” Bode and kelvin replied simultaneously.
“I think we’ll need to start getting separate apartments for ourselves”
“Why?” Bode asked
“We need to start preparing for marriage, we can’t stay together all our lives”
“Yeah, you’re right” Kelvin replied ” I’ve been thinking about that lately too. Its time
to start planning for our wives and kids, we are not getting any younger.”
After another moment of silence, kelvin continued “Has anyone found a place he
wants to move into?” He got no response except stares at each other.
The living room was silent again and in some minutes they all fell asleep.