“DINNER WITH THE WOLVES (Season Three)”
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I called him back several times but he refused to answer. I got so worried and disappointed in myself for trusting another untrusted person. Early in morning, I was in the bathroom when I heard someone’s presence in the sitting room.
Who is there? Who has forced the door opened? Caleb is that you? I shouted. I hurriedly wiped myself and wore a dress to see who was there. Blood of Jesus! Awuah, what are you doing here? And how did you enter this room? I angrily asked.
Kukua, that doesn’t matter, what matters is I am here. He angrily responded. That is insane! You enter my locked room with God knows what, and you expect me to take it lightly? I angrily asked.
Kukua, I have a master key to every door, that was how come I was able to enter here. Now if you don’t mind, I will like to go into your bedroom to check if you slept in there alone. He stated and began walking into my bedroom. How dare you Awuah! How dare you invade my privacy? Are you out of your senses? Whom do you think you are to monitor me? My parents? I yelled.
Kukua, if there is someone to call mad, then it should be you, because you have ever run mad on the streets before. You think I don’t know? Well, I have had people to tell me.
Whether you like it or not, I will check your bedroom. He insulted and pushed me aside. I held his shirt and pulled him back. Come back here you undisciplined animal! You dare insult me? I screamed on top of my voice. He turned and slapped me against the wall. I began to scream in pain.
Somebody help meeeeee! Quickly, Caleb run into the room. Kukua, what is it? Why are you screaming? He asked immediately he entered the room. Caleb please take this man out of my room! He has slapped me. I spoke in tears. Quickly, Caleb held Awuah’s hand. Mr man, why did you slap her, and who are you? He asked. She is my girlfriend! I was the one who bought the phone for her! Awuah shouted. Does that give you the right to beat her up? Kukua, give the phone back to him and let him walk out of here! Caleb instructed.
I quickly got up from the floor and gave him the phone. Now walk out peacefully. Caleb angrily instructed. I am not moving an inch! She is my woman, and I won’t leave her for you! Awuah screamed. Caleb tried forcing him out, but Awuah turned and tried to slap him.
Out of anger, Caleb pounced on him and began beating him mercilessly. He quickly called the police afterwards for Awuah’s arrest. I won’t leave here unless I sleep with her! I wasted money to buy phone for her, and she must pay me back. Awuah angrily screamed in pain while Caleb gripped his both hands waiting for his arrest. Minutes later, the police arrived and they took him away. I felt so embarrassed.
Kukua, I am so sorry for this pain. Caleb consoled. No Caleb, I should rather be apologizing for this embarrassment. I thought he was a gentleman, not knowing…..
Ssssshhh Kukua, it is past, let it remain there. Caleb cut in and placed his finger on my lips to prevent me from talking. He held my hand and walked me to the sofa. Caleb talk to me. How did you finally find out about Cally and Theo? I asked.
Kukua, I found out the very first day you gave me those spirito-physical instructions. He teased. After Afrakoma sneaked out from the room, I picked my phone and tiptoed behind her. When she got into the kitchen, Theo was already seated on the fridge waiting for her. I began videoing them till they started to make their nonsense love.
I was fortunate enough to have videoed them clear. I hurried back into the room and pretended to be sleeping after I had gotten an evidence. She walked in minutes after, and headed straight into the washroom to wash what she thought was an evidence. Caleb narrated. It wasn’t easy for me Kukua, but I tried my best to pretend everything was alright.
The most painful part is that, she continuously sneaked out every night to make love with Theo in the kitchen. She did same on a day to our wedding. It was such a painful moment for me, but I kept my cool to cause them greater pain. He added.
That was the time I came here almost every minute to search for you for at least, a consolation chat, but you had also traveled to God knows where. He stated sadly. I can’t believe this Caleb! And you acted as though, I was a bad person? I asked. Yes Kukua, I wanted to test your strength and also to surprise you later. He responded.
Caleb, how are you doing? How are you taking the pain, the trauma and the embarrassment that came out from your wedding? I asked. Kukua, I chose the embarrassment and no one did. I could have silently handled the both of them without the public, but I didn’t.
I wanted to punish myself for trusting the wrong person. Caleb explained. Caleb, and the pain, how are you managing it? I asked. The pain needs a manager, I can’t manage it alone. He responded. That is why I am here Caleb. You can call on me anytime, any day. I said.
Kukua, that is if you don’t choose your business over me. He responded. Not anymore Caleb, I will always be here for you. I assured. He turned and began staring into my eyes. My heart began to beat faster.
Kukua can I hug you? He softly asked. I stared into his eyes for a while and hugged him so tight. Slowly, he moved his lips towards mine and began kissing me softly. We kissed for few minutes and paused.
Kukua, thanks for trusting me with this hug and kiss. I feel relieved from all my burdens. He whispered into my ears. God what have I done? Caleb is supposed to be my brother. Kukua, you don’t have to start something you can not finish. I thought.
Kukua, a lot on your mind right? Why did Caleb do this? Why did you allow yourself for this kiss? Where will this lead to? Are these not the questions you are asking yourself? Caleb asked.
Listen to me Kukua, I did this out of love. Yes, I love you and you must know it. I would have married Afrakoma because I promised to do that, but my heart would have belonged to you for eternity. He confessed.
Wondering how this is going to work? He asked. This is going to work through commitment. Yes, our commitment to the love we share. Unless of course you don’t feel what I feel.
Kukua, I can’t force you, but I want you to know that, I love you with every drop of fluid in me. Softly, Caleb confessed his love for me. Caleb, I didn’t understand what I felt for you until now. I thought it was sisterly, but I realized it was too strong to be. I love you more Caleb, yes, I do. If this love is my doom, so must it be. If it is my life too, so be it. I calmly responded.
We hugged so tight. Kukua, never go of this love. Wrap your arms around this love till forever. Don’t let anything intimidate you, and don’t be fed up somewhere along the way.
Let’s hold each other together forever. Let’s give the hopeless some hope, the unbelievers some belief, and the doubters, a reason. Caleb whispered into my ears. I began to share tears of happiness. With his tongue, he licked them away.
“DINNER WITH THE WOLVES (Season Three)”
I began to share tears of joy. With his tongue, he licked them away. I felt extreme happiness within. Caleb stayed by me till later in the evening when he asked permission to go back home.
Kukua, I must get going now, but remember you’ve promised to devote all your time for me, please don’t go on any business trip. He pleaded. One more thing Kukua, have you thought of the course you want to pursue in the university now? He asked. Caleb, I want to do catering in other to establish a restaurant of my own in the near future. I responded.
Wow! My Kukua is really a determined lady. I’m glad to hear that. He responded happily. Anyway, I will buy you the forms next year when they are out. He assured and drove away. Caleb and I got so close. The love was at par. Everything was so smooth until he decided to introduce me to his parents six months after our union.
Kukua hurry up and let’s go. This is the day I have been waiting for, the day to officially introduce the love of my life to the entire family. He stated happily. Caleb, are you sure they will be happy to see me? I asked. Come on Kukua, everyone in the house is waiting happily to see you.
Go and see how Doris has prepared your favorite jollof rice and chicken to welcome you. Mum, Dad, Curtis and my bosom friend Emrys. All of them can’t wait to see you as the official Caleb Bentum. He responded happily. I wore my best dress and joined him in the car. He hurriedly drove me into their mansion.
Mummy, Daddy, Curtis, Emrys. This is the day you’ve all been waiting for, the day to meet that special woman after my heart. Caleb happily announced, immediately we entered the house.
Wait a minute Caleb, is that not the laundress? Emrys recognized me and asked. You can ask that again Emrys. She even worked in this house as a dishwasher not long ago. Curtis added. Yes, and so what? Caleb unhappily asked. And so bullshit! Mr Bentum cut in. Caleb how dare you bring another shame upon this family? You dare bring a confused pauper into this house as a wife to be?
Caleb what’s up with you and poor people? Were you created for them? Mr Bentum added. Daddy, what’s all this? What’s with you too and rich people? You forced me to date Afrakoma because you thought she was from a rich background, did you see where it landed all of us?
Now I bring a genuinely unique lady home and you are still complaining. What else do you want me to do? Caleb angrily asked. Caleb do you want to know what we want you to do? Mrs Bentum rhetorically asked. We want you to remain single for eternity if this is the woman you want to marry. She added.
That will never happen mummy! I will choose whom I want to love and not you! Your riches can’t determine my happiness. Kukua is my life, and that is final! Caleb angrily spoke. Caleb what has come over you? Are you talking to your parents this way because of this thing? Emrys asked.
How dare you Emrys? How dare a common person like you to insult my choice. Another word from you, and you will regret ever knowing me! Caleb threatened. And now, thank you all for your rude reception, if you don’t mind, we will like to take our leave.
Caleb stated and we began walking out. Stand right there Kukua! Mrs Bentum instructed. Out of fear, I stopped moving. If you know what is good for you, run far away from my son, or else? She threatened.
Or else what mummy? I take this as a threat, and I can let the law take you up on this. Caleb responded and dragged me out of the house into his car. He drove me on top speed back to my rented apartment. I walked sadly to the sofa and sat down with my teary face buried in my palms.
Kukua I’m sorry, please forgive me. Caleb pleaded. I kept on weeping for minutes without uttering a word.
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI
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