IS THIS LOVE – Episode 30
A story by Kennedy C Katongo
“Acting up? She side lined you. And now she wants to help you get a job? No bro…” He said.
“I really need a new job. I can’t stand being around Lydia. Today she passed through work – came with the boyfriend. The nigga engaged me in a conversation.” I sighed. Even though it was on phone, the depression was evident when I spoke. Not only that but my jealousy levels had just hit the roof.
Later that day I received a message from the manager, it was a broadcast message to notify everyone that we would have a small party at work on Friday to just interact and relax. I had heard of these parties when I just joined M&B. However, looking at how busy it was, it was kinda difficult to even think of a day when it could be held.
To just brief you, the party consisted of two branches each depending on the location. So for us, we were to mix with workers from Manda Hill. Since I was awaiting confirmation on the transfer I requested, I thought it would be a good opportunity to even mingle with people from that side.
Other than that, I thought about what Mwenda had said regarding Matimba’s offer to help me look for a job. In as much as it wasn’t okay to my ego, I knew very well what she was capable of doing. Not only that but the words the Chef used on me were equally strong and a force to the heart that couldn’t be just ignored.
Since I didn’t have anything to lose by asking for help, I decided I would call her after the party on Friday – that’s if my transfer was denied.
“I don’t get you Matimba. You already have Ben, you guys are glowing together. Why would you want to involve yourself with Chileshe again?” Lister asked me we a mad look on her face.
“I don’t know. I can’t explain why but I just feel like helping him. He doesn’t look good at all. It’s not like you didn’t tell, he looked depressed and lost in thought.” I told her.
“I don’t like the person you become around this guy.” She threw in a comment randomly.
“It’s not like that. There is nothing between me and him. Besides I haven’t spoken to him in a long time. This is me just helping out a friend that’s all.” I told her.
“I don’t like it.” She added with a strong negative attitude about me helping Chileshe.
It’s not like what she was saying was worthless, I myself disliked the notion of being friends with an ex or someone who once tried to hit on me. Despite that knowledge, I still wanted to help Chileshe get on his feet. He was smart and hard working, I couldn’t just walk him belittle himself when he even hard what it took to get a better job than being a waiter.
“Am I going to see you later on?” I asked Lister.
“I will give you a buzz to see if you won’t be occupied. Am still pissed at you.” She frowned.
“That’s not fair. I said am sorry. I really wanted to spend the whole day with you, but his going to start calling like a mad man. Let me just see him. I promise to make it up to you.” I told her before I got off the car. She had dropped me at Levy. She was also checking for something in Mud. I felt bad that I had to leave her alone.
“I really don’t understand what’s going on with you Matimba. You don’t want to spend time with me, if I ask you to come over – you don’t want. Did I do something that am not aware off?” Ben asked me.
Even then, I still kept silent without a weird escaping my lips. He was furious and I thought there was nothing I could say that would have changed the way he thought about the who thing.
“Am talking to you!” He yelled.
“You need to lower your voice Ben. I said am sorry. Stop trying to make a big scene. I’ve told you I was at work – I had some pending documents that needed my attention ASAP. I really don’t know what you want me to tell you.” I told him.
“I know you’ve never wanted this from the start. If you no longer want this to continue, you can always tell me.” He said lastly.
He got a towel, a bar of soap and went to take a bath.
Ben was an awesome guy, the only problem I found him with was insecurity. For some reason he had the same element that Chileshe had ‘thinking he wasn’t good enough for me’ and I hated that. It really turned me off.
I called Lister to let her know that I want going to make it later on as I needed to make sure Ben and I were okay before leaving him.
No sooner had I hanged up the call, Ben walked in, unlike before when he went to bath, he came with a towel and held on to his trousers. This was the first time I was seeing him without a shirt, not only that, he was seriously half naked in front of me.
“Come here…” He told me as he extended his hand. It was already getting dark outside at this time.
“I don’t want to stand up. Just get dressed.” I told him as I got his lotion and passed it to him.
“Just come stand with me. Come on.” He asked once again. His voice had now softened up as he politely asked me.
I knew what his plan was. I didn’t want to find myself in a situation that wouldn’t lead anywhere. I had already made myself clear to him about sex relationships.
“Come on Matimba…”
“Am here, what now?” I asked him. He moved closer to me… He then touched my neck and gently massaged it. While he did that, he tried to kiss me but I moved away.
“What! I can’t even kiss you?” He asked me.
“I don’t want to argue with you Ben. Just dress up you escort me home. If you don’t want them I might as well be on my way right this minute.” I told him.
I don’t know what happened, but all I remember was being pulled by him and he strongly held my heard as he forcefully kissed me. In my attempt to break out of his strong grip I ended up untying the towel around his waist and behold, there it was.
“Come on Matimba. Look how you’ve made me hard.” He said as he kept moving closer to me. I was now on the bed, that’s were I had fallen once I managed to break out of his grip. The more he moved closer, the closer his p***s was closer to my face.
“Okay just touch me. That’s all, please.” He begged me.
“Ben am a lady. Let me go right now!” I yelled at him. I ended up pushing him out of the way, got my hand bag and walked out of his room. I was so disturbed and disgusted by his behaviour. One minute he was complaining and all mad at me, the next he had transformed into this sexual animal.
To be continued…