Red Ashes – Classicpluz
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Folake and i walked hand in hand into the fast food.
Qasaqueen was with us too, blabbing about her
adventures in Paris. How she went shopping for this
and that and i laughed in my mind, Qasa would never
Qasaqueen was senator Ayoxelee’s younger sister. A
spoilt brat to the core. As far as she had the money,
there was no problem. She was a chain smoker and
an alcoholic as well. And she didnt hide her sexuality
from anyone. She was a pure lesbian!
We all sat down at a table. People greeted Folake
from here and there. Being a senator’s wife and a
popular lawyer, she drew attention from everyone.
We placed our orders and got talking. In the midst of
our discussion, my attention got drawn to a very loud
female voice who was laughing and shouting at the
same time. I was like, was she the only one here?
When i turned, i saw they were four on the table. Two
guys and two girls. She was resting her head on the
shoulders of the darker guy. And she was obviously
talking with the very fair girl with dreadlocks.
I looked at the girl again and i remembered her
instantly. The girl from SpiritSensation Five Star
Just look at this girl! I clenched my fist in anger. I
was going to deal with this girl today. She had
humiliated me before and today i wasnt going to let
revenge pass me by. I cracked my head for what to
do. And as i kept cracking, my eyes darted to the fair
guy who had touched the dreadlocked girl’s arms and
she recoiled a little, then forced a smile.
I blinked twice, cleaned my eyes. It cant be Nathan,
no! Then realisation dawned on me. So Nathan knew
this girl before? And i was sure he had paid her to do
what she did to me at the Hotel. But for what gain?
When he was the one who was embarrassed the
I saw the look of hurt on his face when the girl pulled
his hand away from her arms and i knew it. It was
either Nathan was already in love with this girl or he
just wanted to get her to bed.
But the Nathan i knew would never go this far just to
get a girl into the bed. He was used to getting girls of
all calibres with just a snap of his fingers.
‘bae, where is your attention?’ Qasa asked pulling my
‘ouch! Do you want to injure me?’ i winced.
‘i had to drag your ears. Folly has been talking to you
but you aint listening’ she said in her fake foreign
‘sorry Folly…’ i smiled apologetically.
‘isnt that Nathan i see?’ Folake said pointing at the
table ‘what is he doing there? Obviously he doesnt fit
in the group. He’s obviously not comfortable. Maybe
he doesnt know them before’
‘maybe he just wants some puvssy. Just look at the
way he’s all over the other girl with beautiful
dreadlocks! Awww…is that natural? Isnt it beautiful.
To think the girl is even more beautiful than you are
Lade’ Qasa said and laughed.
I eyed her angrily.
‘sorry babes, i just had to say the truth. That girl is
so cute. Do you think she might be into….’
‘Qasa….’ Folake called ‘leave that girl alone. She’s
obviously heterosexualy. She isnt les’
‘she might be bi for all i knowwwww’ Qasa drawled
‘and i dont mind sharing her, as far as she’s mine’
Then she turned to me ‘Jolade, arent you angry that
your man is all over some hot girl?’
‘Nathan….’ i swallowed hard ‘Nathan would never
cheat on me’
‘what the hell!!’ Qasa and Folake laughed ‘mehn, your
trust is so amazing!! Like seriously? In this 21st
century? Babe, you’ve gat to be kidding me like
seriously like dhurr! Your guy is obviously in love with
that girl and all you can say is Nathan cannot cheat
on me? Seriously?’
I swallowed again as tears welled up in my eyes. Yes,
i was weak and i knew it. I was weak when it had to
do with Nathan. Because i loved him more than life
‘what do i do Qasa? Its not like i can stop him…’ i
said fighting the tears.
From my corner eyes, i saw Qasa exchange looks with
‘you said what? Jolade, is he still treating you like
trash?’ Folake asked ‘i thought you told me sometime
ago that it was completely over between you two’
‘i cant stay away from him sis. I love him’
‘OMG! And what have you done about this honey?’
‘nothing’ i shook my head.
‘nothing?’ Qasa and Folake chorused.
‘Lade, how many times will i tell you to leave that guy
alone?’ Folake chipped in ‘dont mind mum. That
woman is a very greedy woman and she will do
anything, anything at all as far as it satisfies her own
selfish interests! Dont let her decieve you, the truth is,
you will never be happy with a man you dont truly
love, i’m speaking from experience’
‘but i love him Folly’
‘if you love him then fight for him!’ Qasa said ‘dont
just sit back. Device a plan to get rid of any obstacle
standing between your loves for each other. If you
ever experience any difficulty, then come to me. I’m
always here for you’
‘thank you Qasa’ i smiled.
Sometimes, i just felt like seeing Chichi again. To just
right all my wrongs. She was never going to
understand what went down with Chuks several years
ago. She was never going to understand what her
husband did to me.
Yes, i was guilty as well. But if Chuks hadnt come to
me, seduced me and told me lies about Jude, i would
never have fallen for him. How was i even going to
state that he drugged my drink?
Chuks was a monster and i hated him. He didnt
deserve Chioma. Chioma was too nice for him. I cried
in my heart whenever i thought about Chioma’s facial
expression the day she saw us making out at my
She didnt even know that our affair had lasted for two
years. Two solid years and Nathan had already been
born then. Even now, as i thought about it, i felt like
Chichi had been nothing but a good friend to me. I
also felt bad betraying the only one who truly loved
me and whom i also loved in return.
How i wished we could just get back together and
forget about all that happened in the past. It was so
fustrating. I saw him everytime and i wept in my
heart. I still loved this man.
Nathan deserved to get back with his father. How i
wished i could get him to know Jude. How i wished
he could get closer to Jude. He needed a father figure
in his life. Maybe, if his father had been around, he
wouldnt have turned into the spoilt child he was
I pondered on it for a while, then i pressed my
intercom ‘come to my office right now’
I hung up.
Not up to a minute later, my secretary was in my
‘madam? You sent for me?’
‘yes i did Jagugu. I need you to set up a meeting with
Mrs Chioma Igho, the CEO of SpiritSensation Hotel &
Suites. Let her know Mabel Imore of Imore
Corporations would want to see her’
Even as i said so, my heart thumped. How would i
face Chioma? Would she want to see me? What do i
I wiped my face with shaky palms.
‘okay ma. When?’ my secretary asked.
‘today. By 2pm’ my heart skipped.
Wasnt it too early? I shook my head. No, the earlier
‘Kainene, Chuka is still your father no matter what. All
this your shakara shakara it will not work oo. He’s
still your father. He’s your blodd. Your one and only
father. You dont have two fathers oo Kainene. I did
not sleep with two men in order to concieve you ooo’
My daughter rolled her eyes twirling her locks around
her index finger ‘mum, this is not my problem. You
know what? You and your so called husband are
selfish, you guys are heartless and greedy mum and
i’m especially disappointed in you. You mum, we’ve
been together for 24yrs, your husband was never there
for me. But all of a sudden, your husband comes from
nowhere and you choose him over me. Mark my words
mum, listen and listen very carefully to me, i will leave
your house the moment that man steps in as your
husband. You’re going to lose me mum, that you can
be sure of’
She shrugged her shoulders carelessly ‘i’ll see you
later mum’ she stood up and bumped into a cleaner
at the door.
‘sorry ma’am’ then she looked at me as Kainene
exited the office ‘ma’am, one Mabel Imore from Imore
Corporation requested a meeting with you at 2pm.
The manager said i should tell you…’ she bowed
‘Jesus Christ!’ i sighed.
‘ma’am are you alright?’