I got back to my apartment, Happy wasn’t home, I went to her room but to my surprise, she had packed all her things, not even a single pin was left. The whole room was clean.
Prince’s threat really scared her, so I thought. I went to my room, lay on the bed still brooding, I was hungry but I had no appetite. I wanted to cry but I was tired, Prince disappointed me, after all the sacrifices I made for him. I choose not to keep a boyfriend not because I don’t have admirers but because I thought he deserves to have me alone for himself at least for now.
I was even scared for happy, Despite his riches, connection and power, he never abused it. He doesn’t use his power to destroy people. I just hope he won’t hurt happy.
“What has Happy gotten herself into” I said to myself. I’ve never seen Prince threathen someone like that before, he sound like he meant every word he told Happy. I doubt if it’s an empty threat.
Come to think of it, people are wicked o, what did I do to deserve this from her. I even gave her #1.5M yesterday. She said she needed it for her boutique. No wonder her boutique business is running down, an adage in Yoruba says ‘ If you are betraying someone secretly, bad things will be crawling into your life secretly too’
I called my Mum, Okiki is now awake and I spoke with him. I told her to let me know if they need anything because im not prepared to go to Lagos any time soon, not this week.
Prince started calling and I didn’t pick it, when the calls was getting annoying, I switched off my phone.
“What a bad day” I said to myself as I stormed on my bed to sleep.
First it was infection, then my brother’s surgery, Prince’s wrong accusations and a friend’s betrayal, all in one day. I travelled from school to Lagos, Lagos to abuja and from Abuja back to school. What a day” I thought as I drifted to sleep.
The next day, Governor Mark called me, he apologized on Prince’s behalf. I deceived him and told him have forgiven prince and it’s over. Who am I to say no to the governor. He was happy and ended the call.
I remembered Prince said something about his net worth. I decided to find out on goggle since the federal government had already instructed all government officials to declare their assets. I entered his name on the search box. I wondered why I did not think of this before now.
The results came up, then I saw the option for his net worth. I clicked on it and I couldn’t believe what I saw hundreds of million US dollars. And I’m very sure this people will never declare their full assets. No wonder he said he can buy me anything money can buy other heaven. He can keep his money to himself for all I care.
A week later, my brother was discharged from the hospital. I had also completed the doses of the drugs I was given in the hospital, so I went back to the hospital for a rechecked. Luckily infection was gone.
I still refuse to pick Prince’s call. When his calls persists, I bought another line and registered it. When he discovered the line was no more available, He sent his men to my place to pick me up and I refused to follow them.. I even thought they’ll take me forcefully but they didn’t.
“One of the men called him to tell him I refused to follow them. He ended the call and told the others that Prince said they should let me be. So they left after taking instructions from
I opened the door and She walked in and
“Anike, I’m sorry for betraying you, I
shouldn’t have done what I did, not after
everything you’ve done for me. Jealousy
made me do it”
“Jealousy! You said you can date him, then.
He’s still old or is he now younger?”
“I know I said so, I know he’s rich but I
haven’t seen a man spent for a side chick
like that before. At some point I even
thought you are using jazz on him. Seeing
all the thing he’s doing for you, I regret
throwing away what belongs to me. Anime
you have the whole of Admiral’s heart. See
the way he handled the lecturer’s case. He
loves and pampers you with everything he
has and I became jealous all of a sudden.
Anike it’s not about the material things that
made me grow jealous, you treat me well
with everything you have, but the fact that
a powerful wealthy man like that is under
your finger tips is what arouse the jealousy
I started plotting ways to separate the two
of you for months. But couldn’t come up
with anything, I know he trusts you so
Telling me about the infection was an
opportunity, you told me you haven’t
informed him and I know he’ll be mad if he
hears it from someone else but I had to lie
about you dating his friends just to make
my story juicy” he confessed.
“Happy you betrayed me, I even stopped
you from doing runs, I started paying you
the money you make on weekends. I fund
your boutique, I bought you a car, I feed
you, you never brought a grain of rice into
this house and you eat. I cloth you. What
else do you want me to do that I never
did. Once I get an alert, you get an alert
too. I’ve been grateful enough for what you
did for me. I will forever be indebted to
you for connecting me with Prince Alawode.
But you still choose to destroy my
relationship with him” I said pouring out my heart .
“Please find it in your heart to forgive me,
I’m truly sorry”
“So where have you been since?” I asked Happy.
“I received a call from Prince Alawode and I knew my cover had been blown, I started packing my things. I moved it into my car, I was about to go out and some guys took
me, one of them drove my car. I was blind
folded. I only opened my eyes and met
myself in a dark room.
They didn’t touch me, I was fed only cereal
and water. I begged them to release me
but they didn’t listen to my pleas. I even
thought they were ritualist.
Until today when I got a call from Prince.
One of the guys gave me the phone and I
spoke with him. He said
“Happy this is just a tip of the iceberg, You
messed with the wrong girl, you should be
thankful, I hate shedding blood I would
have waste you without a trace. I’m just
doing this for now because she’s worried
sick for a betrayal like you.
Happy if you touch a single strand on
Anike’s hair, I’ll kill you and I mean I’ll kill
you without leaving a trace”
To be continued