He called the following morning and ask if I was at home, of course I’m at home it’s a Saturday. Some hours later he showed up at my place.
He apologized for not calling or visiting, he talked about the good times we shared, he talked about me having a lovely family and me having a good heart and all that.
And at the end of the whole epistles he said and I quote “Pamilerin I think we need a break”
“A break? Then you must think I’m blind, stupid and gullible. Tunde you and I know we don’t need a break, you don’t need to fool me, I wasn’t born yesterday.
You know exactly what we need and please don’t make me say it for you because I won’t forgive you if you make me say it for you”
“Pamilerin! I love you, but im not just feeling the vibe anymore, Love is not enough you know” he said with Pleading.
“Please cut to the chase and spare me the lectures” I said sternly.
“Ehm actually, things are no longer working out between us, what I really mean is that…we should….end the relationship” he said
I knew already that the relationship is over I just want him to say whatever he has to say and leave me for good, I was that tired.
“Fine, the relationship has ended before now, all this is just formalities. I wish you all the best”
He was shocked at my words. I’m sure he didn’t expect that, he thought I’ll be crying or something or maybe he thought I’ll beg him not to leave, it’s written all over his face that he was shocked at the way I reacted to the news.
I’ve cried my eyes dried before now and I already let go since.
He apologized for not coming out straight in the first place and with that we ended it.
In the evening, I went to my parent’s bedroom, and explained everything to them.
“Pamilerin, so you two have been having issues all this while and you never mentioned it? My Mom asked sounding worried.
“Mummy, I was trying to give him time, I thought things will get back to normal”
“So where did he expect you to start from now, ehn!” she lamented
“Eh! Woman, what will your Lamentation solve now. You should even thank God that we discover his true identity early” My Daddy said firmly.
“I thank God oooo, broken relationship is better than a broken marriage. Who would have thought that, that boy would change like that” My mom said putting her two palms together.
“Daniella! My daddy called out as he fondly calls me.
“Sir” I replied
“Every disappointment is a blessing, and if one door closes another will open. So please try as much as possible to move on with your life”
“Yes sir, thank you sir”
“Jo oko mi ma ronu o” (myndaughter, please don’t brood about it)This is just a sign that Tunde is not yours. Please be strong, ehn!” Mummy added.
“ Mo ti gbo ma” (I’ve heard you ma) I replied.
I knelt down and thanked them.
“Good night sir/ma”
“Good night” they chorused.
I told my siblings were still in the sitting room, I broke the news to them too. There’s no point calling any friend, they’ll find out sooner or later.
I called my cousin, Joy. She’s preparing for her wedding with the same guy that got her pregnant when we were still in school. At least there are still few loyal ones out there. I guessed I wasn’t lucky with mine.
“Dear cousin, what’s up”
“Joy, Tunde broke up with me, he’s seeing someone else”
“It’s a lie, tell me you are joking. After all this years….”
“I’m not joking” I took my time and explained everything to her.
“That’s his lose my dear, just take heart, I believe God will provide someone far far better than him”
“Please don’t kill yourself over one stupid son of Adam o”
“Me! Never. My sister how’s the wedding preparation going?” I asked brushing my own issue aside.
“Leave that for now, Let’s focus on you now”
“Joy…. There’s nothing to focus, Let’s just say that’s how God want it.
She told me about the latest plan on ground, before i ended the call.
I prayed that night thanking God for giving me the strength to handle it, while I was praying few drops of tears left my eyes, but trust me I wasn’t down or broken.
I told myself “Isaac Oluwapamilerin Daniella the sun will shine again”. With that, I slept off.
#When someone hurts you, you learn to be stronger#
#When someone leaves you, you learn to be independent # Ladies learn to wise up.
After my break up with Tunde, I kept myself busy with work and Church activities. I don’t party or club but I make sure I use my free time to engage myself in things that makes me happy. I fed my soul with good music. Yes music is food for the soul.
Sincerely I enjoyed my single status, I was free, I don’t owe anyone any explanation for my life, I do things my way and I buy less recharge card. I know how much I spend on recharge cards when I was dating.
My Parents were very happy because I was happy. My Daddy called me once and told me “I never knew you are this strong, I’m proud of you”
He actually said this after My cousin’s wedding. My cousin got married to her Price charming, her wedding was awesome. I was there for her all through.
I just told him “Daddy, the Joy of the Lord is my strength.
What doesn’t kill you, make you stronger.
Five months later, I was in my room relaxing after doing my chores. I was about to see a movie on my laptop when I heard my phone ring, I looked around for my phone then I noticed the sound is coming from the bathroom.
I remembered I left it there when I washing. My Mom always warn me not to take my phone to the bathroom, but I love listening to music when washing or doing other chores.
In my Mummy’s voice “The day that phone will drop inside water, ehn. Thank God you are working, you know how easy it is to earn money”
I rushed into the bathroom to pick my phone. I checked the caller Id it was an international number, I was wondering who it was, although I have few friends abroad, but we only communicate via social media platforms, we rarely talk on phone.
“Hello” I replied, please who is this?
“This is Daniel on the line calling from America, please I’d like to speak with Mr Paul” he said in American accent.
“Sorry, this is a wrong number” I informed him.
“Wrong number? He said from the other end. Please hold on while I checked the number again.
“I just rechecked this is the number I was given” he said
“Well, I’m sorry this is my line and obviously I’m not Mr Paul”
I expected him to end the call but he did not, I suspected he’s some how disappointed.
“Oh…my… goodness” he said stressing each word.
Any problem” I asked just feeling concerned.
“I’m coming to Nigeria on a business trip tomorrow and he’s suppose to help me settle down and show me around. Mr Paul is a cousin to a friend of mine whom I can’t even reach right now. He’s busy with his project somewhere in East Africa and I can’t reach him over there too” he explained.
“Sorry about that, I said. Do you know his email address, if you do then you can mail him”
“Yes I have sent numerous mails to him, I called this line because he did not reply any of my mails”
“Ok let’s try it this way, use his email address to search for him on facebook, then maybe you can be lucky to get his mobile no or other information about him on facebook” I suggested.
“You are a life saver, you know I never thought of that,I was so anxious to get through to him, I couldn’t think straight. That was a good suggestion, thanks for your time. Despite the fact that I’m a stranger, you still took your time to find me a solution. Thanks I appreciate it. What’s the name” he asked
“Pamilerin, but if you can’t pronounce that you can call me Daniella”
Of course I can, I’m Nigerian and yoruba but I’ll prefer Daniella since my name is Daniel” he said jokingly. Thanks for your help”
“You are welcome”
Thanks once again and have a great weekend.
“You too, bye” I replied, then the line went off.
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI