Who Am I without you episode 7
When my Ex called me that he wanted to meet up with me today, my mouth simply dropped. He said he needed to talk to me about something very important that will change our lives forever. I couldn’t keep my excitement to myself. I told him I will be there at the exact time he scheduled.
I really needed to visit my wardrobe this time. I pulled out the finest I had. Nothing too sexy or too dull. I had to make sure he sees me in a good state so he knows I have been doing well without him. As I got into a taxi to where he wanted us to meet, I kept asking God to please not let me embarrass myself. I did not want to see him and start begging him to come back! He needed to be the one who does the begging, and then a little shakara from me wouldn’t be a bad idea. I laughed at myself because there were too many buterflies in my stomach. I am sure he must have missed my cooking by now, or maybe he missed the way I use to kiss him after a long day at work. Anyways he needs me!
When I got to the place, he was waiting outside the restaurant. As soon as I saw him my heart started to beat uncontrollably in my chest. He paid he taxi driver and told him to come back in an hour time to take me home. “So I guess I won’t be going home with him today?? Well that’s fine, we can start from somewhere.” I said to myself as I walked in the restaurant
“How have you been?” he asked me as he pulled out a chair for me to seat in.
“You know me na, been well.” I answered nervously as I sat down.
“Little tears now and then plus the stress of taking Dare to school…….” I quickly caught myself; what was I doing? Messing up the plan already!
He smiled and said “What would you like to eat?”
My patience was running out, did he bring me here to eat?
“I ate something on my way here.” I knew he could sense my impatience so why couldn’t he just cut to the chase?
“Lola” he began. I was already sweating in my palms because my excitement could not be tamed at this moment.
“Yes” I answered after a deep breath.
“Some of my guys who live close to your father’s house have been telling me about one man who keeps coming to see you; who is he?” he asked. The question did not even bother me, I was too anxious for him to tell me the real reason he was.
“He is just a friend, there is nothing to worry about Bolu.” Encouraging him to keep talking.
“See, if you are going to start dating you need to let me know who the guy is because I will not allow some stranger around my child.” He murmured.
The expression on my face after he said that was priceless. It was as if someone slapped me for having said something wrong!
“I am not dating anyone Bolu, our son is safe.” I managed to keep my composure. I was still convinced that the real reason he brought me here was to reconcile with me.
“Lola, I have moved on, and I would really love for you to do the same.” He said to me. My anxiety level was spiking up now.
“Move on?” I asked him as if i did not hear him right the first time.
“Yes, and if it’s that guy that you are planning on seeing, I will not have it at all. I hear his rich and everything but what you need now Lola is a good man, not someone who wants to just sleep with you.” He said.
“Oh! No! No! You don’t have the right to say that to me?”
“By the way who is that thing you kept in our house, sleeping in my bed!, running around playing wife in my kitchen!?” I realized I was yelling when the young waiter came over to where we were, he told me to please lower my voice before other customer starts complaining.
“Huh? Did you ask for my permission before you brought her in? Answer me!” Wow, I really thought he came here for something important not this nonsense I was hearing.
“Watch what you say Lola that person is carrying my child, and please don’t create a scene here.” He said impatiently to me.
“I also carried your child Bolu.” I replied. If he was going to come here and play the mind game with me, I was ready for it! We sat there looking at each other for what seemed like forever. He broke the silence saying we were no longer high school kids anymore, that his has found something better and he intend to stay with her.
“We had some really good days Lola but I want something more. I feel like I haven’t gotten a chance to live life to the fullest because you got pregnant, and your mother said I had to marry you.” He said.
“Ooh its my mother now abi? What about me? Do you know how miserable my life was all those years waiting for you to finish the university? While everyone else was living, I was waiting!”
“When will I stop crying?” I asked myself.
“I loved you Lola.” He said
“That’s past tense Bolu.” I said with my voice already breaking.
He told me not to cry, “You know how much I hate to see you cry” he said. If only he knew how much tears I have cried, maybe he would have hated himself already.
“Before I go…………I want to also let you know that I asked Lisa to marry me.”
I laughed and said, “You just can’t stop, can you? So that’s her name? Lisa? You must be very stupid. If you think I am going to let a stranger come close to my child, and the home I have suffered to build up for 9 long years, you have mistakenly underestimated me!”
“You have grown up to be such an arrogant man Bolu, I must confess the money and cars has clearly gotten into your head. What? Is her father rich? Did he offer you a big contract deal? It’s clear to me you are getting something out of this ma……..rri……age….” the next thing I heard was the sound of a dirty slap still echoing in my head. He slapped me!
“Don’t you dare open your mouth to speak to me like that again? Gosh! What was I thinking marrying you! You will never change, you are still the same old girl I cleaned up from the street. I can see oly one of us is an adult here. I will take my leave.” He picked up his car keys that were on the table, and walked out as fast as he could.
Everyone in the restaurant must have heard the slap because all eyes were on me. The waiter asked me if I was okay while he brought the bill. That selfish bastard did not even pay for his own meal!
I walked out of the restaurant with my head held high. I said what I needed to say to him; I was satisfied.
“Take me home.” I said to the taxi driver while wiping away tears with my hands.
“Madam, are you okay?” the man asked
“Ooh I am fine!” I screamed to the world.
When one chapter closes, another one opens!