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Chapter 15

I was still at the balcony trying to figure out what exactly to ask for like I had only one chance when Banji's call came in.
"Hi BJ" I couldn't even contain my excitement!.
"Wow! You seem to be happy about something".
"Yes I am. Never mind”.
What's up?"
"I have been in IB for about three days now"
"Oh...well. So?"
"Would you be kind enough to see me for a few minutes? I need to talk to you"
"Okay.I'm actually indoor today so, you could drive down"
"I'd call you in an hour"

Mum came around.
"Were you talking to BJ?
For the first time, I didn't feel any hurt much.
" Mummy, trust me, I'd be fine."
Banji came right on time. He picked me from the front of our house and drove off to a quiet restaurant.

He didn't talk.
"Banji, what is the problem? Is Toriaola okay?"
I tried to break the silence.
He didn't respond.
"See, you are a married man, I don't want..."
"Rachael, Why didn't you stop me?"
I was confused.
"Stop you from doing what?"
"You didn't even try to stop me Rachael!"
"What is this about?"
"Just look at me. I'm a miserable man"
Now, I knew I had to keep quiet and listen.

"BJ, is your wife hurting you? You are just less than 2 years in your marriage"
"Rachael, it feels like 20years already! I can't go on like this!"
'Calm down BJ. What exactly is the issue?'
He put his hands on his face as if to pray.

"Toriola is a good woman…She is a good woman, hardworking, prayerful...
Whatever. But, Rachael, I can't connect with her.
I don't feel a thing for her.
I think of you everyday. This is crazy!

I kept quiet for a while. I could see the grief in his eyes.
" BJ, I can't help you". I said.
"Is there anything I can do? I haven't spoken with my mum for over a year now."
"I don't know sincerely" I replied.
I took my drink in a rush. I needed to leave.

"Rachael, wait! What if I divorce Toriola?
" BJ, God hates divorce".
"So, I'm going to live the rest of my life like this? Rachael, I can't!!!"
I stood to leave this last time.
"I don't think I could live above this error ever!
I'm punishing Tori. She cries almost every night.
She is tired of trying to please me.
My heart is somewhere else and she knows it!

That night, I felt pity for him...

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Chapter 12

As expected, Chima came to talk with me.
I guess I had to let her go.
Both of them knew I was the only one to convince our parents.
God was on our side.
Our parents gave their consent after a few hurdles.
So we began the wedding plans. Marriage was fixed for two months later.

Tinu's wedding was spectacular. Mum was the happiest woman on earth.
I always wished I got married before her but then, I was very happy for my girl.
Banji was there to give so much support -morally and financially.
All was beautiful. Well-except for Tola who bought so much alcohol for his friends!
That boy never listens.
"Sister, you can't impose this your SU thing on me jor.Its Tinu's wedding and my friends have to be spoilt!"

And of course Banji would say "Leave him, God has him covered."

Banji's sister, Ireti called me few days after the wedding.
"Racheal, I need to speak with you when you are free"
"Is Banji okay?"
"Yeah- Yeah.But, I must talk to you...

That day, I wasn't at peace.
That was very unlike Ireti.
I had spoken with Banji earlier in the day.He didn't seem to be in any sort of trouble.

The following day, I decided to call her.
"Rachael, how are you?"
"Iya oko Mi , I'm as fine as ever.Thanks for attending Tinu's wedding. I'm so grateful"
Then she paused.
"Racheal, you are a good person and I love you so much.But there is a truth I must tell you because you are a woman like me"
Now, my heart was beating fast. What could this be?
"Rachael, Banji is getting married"

"What? Which Banji?"
"I know you don't know.That is why I'm telling you.
The introduction was done three weeks ago and he is tieing the knots in four months from now"
“Apparently, this was some joke of the century” .I thought.
Ireti would not lie to me.
Banji was at Tinu's wedding two weeks ago. We spoke everyday.
Where was this coming from?
"Thank you sister Ireti.I don't know what to say. But, thank you".
"Just be cool girl.I-I really wished I could tell you this earlier but- but I didn't know how to do it."
"Ok ma."

I walked to the balcony feeling like a living dead.
I dialed Banji's number.
"Beejay,how are you?"
"Sweet heart, how far?"
"Banji, is it true you are getting married?"

Banji was quiet.
"Did Ireti call you?"
"Answer my question BJ"
Then he was quiet again.
"I will be coming to Ibadan this weekend. Let's talk in person"
"BJ, just say Yes or No. Don't torment me"

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Dear Catherine,

How are you doing? I hope you are doing well. I miss you Catherine. But there is a chasm between us that is widening by the day. It’s so sad that you have been ignoring me and choosing not to pick my calls.
To be frank with you, I am not blinded by my love for you not to see the hand-writing on the wall. I can see clearly that you are slipping away from me.

Sometimes I think deep into the night wondering where it all went wrong. How could a perfect love go wrong? I have tried so many times to get us back to the way things were when our love was so strong, but it is obvious you want out.

I strongly wish you would come out straight. Believe me, it is alright to tell me what you think about it. I won’t begrudge you
Would you come out straight?

Sincerely Yours,


Dear David,

I am so sorry I have been acting so badly. And I am sorrier that despite all you have done for me and how you always put yourself out for me, I have to pay you back like this.
To be truthful, I have found where my heart belongs, and I will be getting married next month. Plus I found out I am pregnant too… Though not the best I expected to happen to now. However, it has happened and I need to face it.

I know you don’t deserve any of these, but I hope you will one day understand and find it in your heart to forgive me my betrayal.

I am so sorry.

Hasta la Vista


Dear David,

How are you? I really hope you a good. This is Margaret. Just in case you have forgotten. I have written to you several times now, but I have gotten no reply. No calls, no texts, no e-mails, nothing. You are just silent.

I remember the time I met you. I took a strong liking to you and in from the little time we spent together, I developed great feelings for you.

I know you have these demons from your past that still haunts you. I try to make you talk about it but you prefer to keep mum about it. Despite all these, I still love you. I long to see you. I have really missed you.

I hope you will reply this time around.

Everly Yours


Dear David,

I really expected a reply but I didn’t get one. I am gradually coming to terms with it. You are not picking up calls nor replying text messages. I often wonder why.

Last week I found a stray dog on the streets. I took it in and gave it a wash. It kinda reminded me of you- He is cuter though.
I try not to think about you, but whenever my mind isn’t engaged with something else, I can’t help it.

How are you doing?


Dear David,

What’s up with you? What’s the deal? Why are you acting all weird and stuck-up? Are you so blind that you can’t see something good when it stares you in the face? I have laid aside so much of my honour just to show you how I feel towards you.

I can’t comprehend why you are so blind. I think you are simply stupid and plain dumb not to realize how much you need me and how much I need you.

You have to reach out to me David. I will be the biggest loss in your life.

We are meant to be together,


Dear Mr-i-am-too-good-for-Margaret,

Who the hell do you think you are? Adonis or God Himself? I loved you and you simply ignored me. For all the pains you caused me I hope your conscience eats at you and you can’t sleep at night because of it.

I hate you David, and so you would know, you are one-of-a-kind in a stupid sense.



Dear Margaret,

I am terribly sorry I have not replied any of your letters till now. I have been ill for some time and just got strong enough to write you this one.

I did not ignore you intentionally. I really wanted to reach out to you but my phones and laptops were kept away from me.

I pray with my whole heart that I recover very soon. Don’t be angry and frustrated with me. I need you to know that there is beauty in the world.

I love you Margaret. Hold fast to that and take care of yourself for me.

Faithfully Yours,


That’s the letter he wrote to you before he died this morning. He asked me to give it to you. He has been ill for years now, but for the most part he has kept it to himself and walked around like nothing was wrong.

I know he had good and strong feelings for you and really wanted to be with you, and I know you feel the same way-cos I saw all of the letters you sent him.

I am sorry we had to lose him the way we did. He will be buried 5 days from now. If you are strong enough to bear it, I would really love to have you around for the funeral. I will at least have a consolation he had a friend and was loved while he was alive.

Sincerely Yours,

Sally (David’s sister)

Many atimes, when we do not get the deserved response or expectation from people no matter whom, we may need to humbly and sincerely check again and again to see and ensure nothing is going wrong with them.

This way we would be saving ourselves a whole lot of emotional issues and we may be able to help others with solutions.

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A gift for you.
Has your name on it.
Yeah! Belongs to you.

Santa's gift of chocolate, biscuits, all you have wished for and gotten from him may have finished despite trying hard to make it last a little longer.
However, relax! Do not despair. Don't be sad because here is a gift with your name on it.
Note: You can pick all three gift if you want.

(Made in the best condition with finest ingredients. No preservative added. 100% divine.)

Composition: Patience, Kindness, Tolerance, Perseverance, Humility, Selflessness.
All components in adequate proportion and makes up 100% fine blend.

Unavoidable Use: Strongly recommended for all kinds of emotional issues especially to overcome hatred, low self-esteem, and depression. To be used internally, verbally and spiritually. Prevents a lot of emotional baggage that may result to serious heart dysfunctionalities.

Basic Dosage: 3 Drums, 3 times daily.

Side Effects: Tested on humans and no adverse side effect recorded. Hence very safe for consumption in large doses till intoxicated. However, if symptoms of hatred, selfishness, strife and pride persist after 21 days, please consult a super physician.

Expiry Date: Components are indestructible. Components will not decompose Can only multiply and keep multiplying. Hence no expiry dates.
You are free to keep as much as you can till you desire to.
Physician’s Advice: Keep it for ever.

Exception: No exception to age or gender. Suitable for all age group and gender worldwide at all stages of life.

(Made from carefully selected fine ingredients. 80% divine; 20% natural)

Composition: Calmness, Tenderness, Courage, Forgiveness, Humility, Emotional Intelligence
All components in adequate proportion and makes up 100% fine blend.

Recommended Use: To be used in the face brewing trouble. Can also be used to avert and avoid all kinds of strife as well as violence.

Basic Dosage: 1 bucket full, 3 times daily.

Side Effects: Tested on humans and no adverse side effect recorded. Hence very safe for consumption in large doses till you receive a Nobel Prize for being peaceful. However, if symptoms of hatred, selfishness, strife, fight, trouble making, violence, pride persist after 21 days, please consult a super physician.

Expiry Date: At the notice of slight hatred or desire to be violent, there are tendencies of reduced potency of components. Hence, the need for reinforcement of constituent ingredients.

Physician’s Advice: Keep adequate quantity of ingredients in store to sustain potency and availability

Exception: No exception to age or gender. Suitable for all age group and gender worldwide at all stages of life.

(Made from 100% divine components)

Composition: Deep rooted happiness in the soul, strength, wisdom.
All components in adequate proportion and makes up 100% fine blend.

Use: To prevent all forms of depression and deep seated emotional issues that may arise from situations of life. Prevents heart related issues and promotes healthy heart functionalities.

Basic Dosage: 5 barrels, 3 times daily.

Side Effects: No adverse side effect recorded ever. Hence, very safe for consumption in large doses till overflow. However, if symptoms of depression, sadness, mood swings persist after 21 days, please consult a super physician.

Expiry Date: Due to the divine nature of components, it does not expire.

Physician’s Advice: Keep in abundance.

Exception: No exception to age or gender. Suitable for all age group and gender worldwide at all stages of life.

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There is this guy in your school, neighborhood, church, who makes you swoon.

He’s tall, funny, talented and incredibly handsome. Looks like you have some things in common and you like being around him. When he sings, dances, talks, plays football, draws or looks at you, you feel the butterflies in your tummy and always look forward to when you'll get to see him again even if you don't really talk.

Yes you are not in it alone.

Let's talk about it and learn some things to do about such feelings.undefinedundefined
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