The Heat Of Virginity
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I then said . “Please Tope, I just need to know how
faring, to know if I can help you with anything , to
sweet voice again.
Please Tope it means a lot to me.” She took the
she started sobbing again and she said . “Good bye
adeoluwa , good bye …”
As she ran away in tears . I stood and watched her
in sight . I had tears in my eyes and felt an
emptiness within .
The vehicle got filled and I embarked on my journey
As I journeyed I reflected on the sweet moments
Tope and I
shared. I then realized they were the best times of
and I felt privilege to have had such memories .
I got home and met my family , everyone was happy
me again . I sure did miss home and all the
comforts , but
nothing compared to Tope , whom I missed dearly . I
would probably not see her again and everything we
would only linger in thoughts till they grow dim with
A week passed and I didn’ t hear from Tope , as I
suspected . I
knew she must have taken the decision to stay
aloof, it must
have been very hard on her . I had no option than to
on and face the reality before me.
Through my mom ’ s connection , I was able to
secure a very
profitable job in one of the biggest oil companies in
in just 3 weeks after my youth service ….
The company made arrangements for me to travel
to the U .S for a 10 months managerial course . I
only wished I could tell the good news to Tope , but
there was no means , she didn ’ t have a phone, she
wasn ’ t on social media and not even an
email account , Few days later I traveled to Texas ,
U .S . It was a wonderful learning experience and I
was well taken care of . I met people from different
parts of the world and I had a great time . At the end
of the exercise, I returned back to Nigeria and the
following day I was assigned to the position of an
assistant manager .
I had my own office and desk , it was too good to be
true. My salary was wow !! My life was beautiful .
After 3 months of working I was able to acquire a
brand new car . I could afford any luxury that I
My fashion changed, I got lots of cool natives and
suits, expensive wrist watches , perfumes … I didn’ t
know how to spend my money, every month it kept
on growing in
numbers and since I wasn ’ t really an out going type
with only few friends I had a huge savings . A former
course mate at the University was having
a wedding . I was invited and I felt it was a very
good opportunity for me to meet up with good old
friends. I came
late for the church wedding so I took a back seat
and shortly after the church ceremony ended and
we all dispersed to the reception not too far away .
At the reception I took a secluded seat. I never
really liked to mingle and I decided to just observe
from a distance. I saw lots of old faces that made
me smile . It was really good seeing their happy
faces again . But a face I would never forget was
Ella’ s .
I had a major crush on Ella for 2 sessions and a
semester, until she and Osas started dating shortly
before we all graduated . Ella never reciprocated the
feelings and it was
difficult to open up to her . She ’ s a beautiful fair
skinned lady and very decent . She was into crafts:
She made beads , shoes , bags and cloths. She
carved out a name for herself on campus .
I was so pleased to see everyone smiling and
having a good time . I was busy with my phone and
next thing , I looked up and I saw Ella coming my
way. My heart beat began to accelerate faster as
she approached me . She had a smile on and I knew
I was in trouble. She pulled out a seat on my table
and sat down, she then said . “Look who we
have here … Mr Loner .
You haven ’ t really changed have you?” I said . “Hi
Ella, so good to see you. ” She then said . “oh
adeoluwa The guy I liked so much but never had the
balls to walk up to me. ” I
said . “Wait… You don’ t mean it .” She said . “You
never knew I liked you? Why did you think I was
always in your cla * s hanging with Chioma ?” I then
said . “Oh my God… But you ended up dating Osas
now ?” She then said . “You are pathetic adeoluwa .
If you knew how long I came around your class
hoping you would act . You know , I knew you have
always been serious minded , focused and very
dedicated. You were not just man enough .” I then
said to her . “Are you still with Osas ?” She said .
“Osas and I broke up during service year, he
wasn ’ t serious at all .” I the said . “Is it too late Ella?”
She laughed and shook her head . Adeoluwa you are
still pathetic. You haven ’ t changed but it ’ s still cute
though.” I then asked her . “How about your craft
business?” She said .
“It ’ s doing well, I use my house for now but I really
need a place because sometimes I get large orders
and no space to work.
I am thinking of getting a job so I can save up to
get a place for my business. ” I then said . “Okay … .
Ella, I know I messed up in the past . I am sorry
about that , I was very shy and immature . I have
really changed, trust me on this . I have always
admired you, always patronize your crafts
even though I never needed them . If There ’ s nobody
you are seeing , please consider me. I am begging you.”…
To Be Continued