-The Devil Who Loved Me

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Toun: I am so sorry about Acho, so that guy cheated on you?

Those were the first words she said as I entered her room. In as much as I wasn’t heartbroken, I wanted to talk to somebody about Timi. Toun like Abayomi had been friends with me since I was at 100L, they knew how it started, they also knew how it stopped happening.

I was sitting in class when noticed a boy was staring at me. I tried ignoring him but he didn’t stop, it seemed he was looking for my attention.

I decided to steal bolder glances at the stranger.

Whenever he caught my eyes, he blew kisses.

After a while I started laughing, he was laughing too. Though I must admit that he looked easy in the eyes and Timi was fine mehnnnn. He had baby-like features. His afro was black and his shirt, chinos pants and loafers looked smooth. Suddenly students started moving to their sits, signaling the arrival of a lecturer.

Lecturer: Timi! What are you doing here, aint you an economics student?

Timi: mummy oh! I was missing you, that your sweet smile…I had to follow you from main campus to mini-campus.

He screamed back at her, she laughed so also most of the students in the auditorium. She evicted him from the class, I noticed a couple of girls winking at him as he walked out. He blew me one last kiss when he noticed I was still looking at him.

Toun was sitting beside me and was very excited

Toun: that boy is fine o, babe don’t dull o..

Me: I don’t like fine boys, they have too much wahala.

Toun: commot dere, you dey fear heartbreak.

I am not sure I heard anything the lecturer said, the boy with the blowing kisses kept clouding my mind. After lectures as I strolled out with Toun, I saw him standing at the corridor.

Fine as a button! The boy had been waiting for me. I felt good.

Timi: Fine girl, how was lectures?

Toun left me without as much as excuse me.

Me: fine

Timi: I am Timi by the way..

Me: hello Timi by the way He laughed so loud, his voice, his dimples… were beautiful

Timi: what’s your name?

Me: Tana

By this time he was beside me, looking at me like he was searching for something. I liked the perfume he wore, and the way he licked his red lips when he spoke.

Timi: Oluwatana can I buy you lunch?

Me: I am Igbo

Timi: Tanachukwu can I buy you lunch?

I laughed, I was defenseless…my brain said “play hard to get”….

Me: No problem…

He took my hand and led me to the cafeteria like we didn’t just meet me some moments ago.

After a while, I couldn’t stop myself from holding him too, first gently….then firmly….we fit effortlessly.

I enjoyed the glances people threw at us. he didn’t need to ask me out, I believe we started dating during that walk to the cafeteria.

Toun: gist me now, what happened?

Me: forget that guy dear

Toun: but you said you are heartbroken, or were you lying as Abayomi said?

Me: nope, though I am not heartbroken..i am scared

Toun: Talk to me jare, is Acho threatening you?

Me: this is not about Iheanacho, it’s about Timi.

Toun: what about Timi?

Me: Those computer science guys that want to sponsor our election insisted that kofo shouldn’t be our campaign manager, they insisted on Timi as one of the conditions for sponsorship.

Toun: eeeeeyahhhh poor kofo, and she liked theposition o…she is a hard worker.

Sometimes I wish I could tell angels to help me slap stupidity out of some people, this poor girl didn’t know kofo was working harder on her boyfriend.

Me: true, very hardworking girl..such a pity.

Toun: what will you do now, have you guys

been keeping in touch?

Me: no, I try to avoid all contacts.

There was a time I could have done juju for that guy to die

Toun: is it that serious?

There were a couple of things I didn’t tell anybody, including Toun and her boyfriend Abayomi. The only thing they knew was that Timi and I were no more in a relationship; they even believed I called it off though I told them it wasn’t so. Everything was okay, I was having the time of my life, all my prior relationships were poo compared to Timi.

He was wonderful and always seemed to get me, we were the envy of a lot of people, including my igbo colleagues that felt I was blind.

Then he just called me one evening and told me we couldn’t see each other anymore. I though he was joking, one of his expensive jokes that everybody knew him for, so I ignored him.

Only for me to go to his house and he insisted that it was so. I kept asking him what I had done wrong.

Did he hear anything…did I disrespect him, I even called his siblings…all to no avail.

After somedays of no word from him I got angry and decided to forget about him, but it was impossible. I saw Timi in everything, I deleted his number but I had it stuck in my brain. I threw away the PS2 he had gotten me for my birthday.

A month later I went to him and was on my knees…I begged him to forgive me for what I knew not, I cried on his floor…it was unbearable. He just stared at me, he didn’t utter a word, until I stood up, dusted my skirt and left.

I reminded myself I was the daughter of Chief Dike.

That was 2006 April, this is 2007 and I still remember some of the moments, like when he bought me an arsenal jersey with number 1 crested on it, it was nice. I have never stopped supporting arsenal even after he left me.

Toun: you guys won’t be seeing every time na, after the elections you go your separate ways, moreover I leant he is dating that Annie, the one in micro-biology. I hate that girl ehn…too proud.

I had also heard that he was dating her, It wasn’t my business though, I thought Annie was a girl that carried herself well, I am not sure that was being too proud

Me: you are right sha, after 6weeks, it will be over.

Toun: so tell me about Acho, what happened?

Me: he started sleeping with Yewande, mass-comm department, but its not his fault sha, I caused it.

Toun: how, you are the victim here, not him!

Looool…you go fear woman rights leader na….

Me: its me really, I starved him of affection..and later se*x..

Toun: its not like I Bleep Abayomi everytime he is Hot, sometimes they need the chill pill..

Me: you won’t understand…anyways he is gone.

Toun: so what are you going to do now?

Me: I am going to focus on the elections and my studies, lord knows I have a lot on my plate.

Toun: what of Timi?

Me: I will figure that out…come and put prison break for me, Abayomi says you have season 2..

Toun: yes…yes…MichaelScoffield is so handsome…lets watch!

Yes he is handsome I said to myself…. but Timi is beautiful.


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