SACRIFICES WE MAKE FOR LOVE
Two days without seen my sugar felt like hell. We were busy with doing assessments because the term was nearly coming to an end. I decided to call her just to hear her voice, I was missing her so badly she had become a great part of me in a short time.
“Hey sugar,” she picked up.
“I miss you greatly sugar, wish I could see you just now” I sighed.
“I miss you too. But we have to stick to our goals and principles.” She reminded me.
Actually, Febby and I valued our education so much that we had decided that each time we had tests or exams, we would minimize on meeting up and focus on the studies. Phone calls where however allowed only less than four times a day unlike when we where freer, we would talk all day and spend time much as possible together. Then on the last day of the exams, we would go out to any place of her choice to spend some quality time.
It had only been two days and I felt like I had been away from her for a life time.
“You are right my love, we must follow every word we said.” I agreed.
“So what have you been up to today?”
“Just studying and missing you febby. You are spreading in me so fast. I can feel you in my veins.”
“Does that exist?” She laughed so hard.
“Yes it does.” I chortled.
“Mmmmmm” she mummered.
“OK like seriously, I love you Febby.” I said in a throaty voice
“Love you too sugar.” She spoke under her breath.
“I can’t wait for us to be done with these tests so that we spend much time together.”
“How is your mom doing now?” I asked her.
“She is out of hospital now. But she was complaining of not being well enough.”
“She will be fine”
“that’s my prayer.” She crooned. “Well, let me get back to my books now.”
“Alright sugar. Later.” I kissed her through the phone and she returned my kiss. With a smile, I hung up and sat back pushing and book away and began to day dream about Febby.
We had shared almost anything except our bodies. Many times we got to a point were we were tempted to go for it, but I had explained to her that I was a virgin and her being my first girlfriend she needed to be patient with me till I was ready. Febby was quiet understanding and the ideal girl for me, she was everything I could ever want. I never thought love could feel that great. With Febby, I was on top of the world.
Most times, my roomie deterred me from this kind of love, he was different from me and in three months, he had three girls around campus. He said I could easily get hurt that way and I needed to explore, Fred practically didn’t believe in having one woman, he preferred numerous options around him. We argued uncountable times such that I ended up keeping quiet just to avoid the stress.
“You are busy making principles while other men are ‘putting’ with your girl.” He had said one day.
“Febby is not that kind of girl, she too is as principled as I am.”
“Learn the world Dude and get yourself some options. Ain’t you just the most boring guy I know?” He mocked me.
“AIDS is real Fred” I firmly told him.
“So its HIV you fear?” He laughed loudly.
“I just have principles and lucky to be with a principled girl. That’s it!”
“As if she is a virgin yaba. Dude wake up.”
“She may not be a virgin but that doesn’t mean she is up and down like you.”
This kind of arguments could go on and on. Fred never let his ideology go, he pressured me so much that I had to find a way to dodge the conversation.
“We are now done with exams sugar, looking forward to spending time with you. We got to make up for the lost time.” I happily said soon as she picked up.
“Am sorry I can’t.” She crooned.
“What do you mean?” I questioned her anxiously.